Taking the Yangon Circular train is not only a means of transportation but also an experience in itself. The easiest place to start your journey is from Yangon Central Railway Station. The reason being that most tourists start here and thus the people working there have enough experience engaging with tourists to be able to … Continue reading Yangon Circular Railway – A Great Way to Experience Local Life
People and Places is a cafe tucked away in the industrial area of Taman Mount Austin. When you are about to reach this cafe, don’t be deceived by the industrial buildings and think that you have come to the wrong place – just follow the signs and you will get there. I It is also … Continue reading People and Places – Industrial Chic Cafe @ Taman Mount Austin Johor
If you search for the best places to eat in Johor, Kam Long Curry Fish Head will definitely appear on any list. Even though we were there after lunch hours at around 2:30 pm, we still had to queue to get in. But fortunately, I think we only waited about 15 mins or so as … Continue reading Johor’s Kam Long Curry Fish Head – is it worth queuing up for?
Tasik Biru is located in a construction/quarry area near Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest. In order to find it, you have to use the satellite view option on Google Maps. But even with that, we still got lost. Google Maps brought us to the entrance of the site. However, when we reached, there was a warning … Continue reading Tasik Biru, Kangkar Pulai – Johor’s Hidden Beautiful Blue Lake
After reading great reviews and seeing really beautiful pictures, I finally decided to visit Bloom by mok mok. The cafe is located just a mere 18 mins drive from Woodlands checkpoint in the area of Taman Mount Austin. While the outside of the cafe seemed pretty ordinary, the design of it’s interior is impressive and … Continue reading Bloom by Mok Mok @ Mount Austin Johor
With 19 ActiveSG gyms island-wide, it is easily accessible no matter where you live. To top the icing on the cake, when you sign up for a free ActiveSG membership, $100 in credit will be credited into your account upon verification. That equates to 40 free visits to the gym – isn’t this awesome? You … Continue reading At $2.50, ActiveSG is Singapore’s cheapest pay-per-use GYM!
KFC Malaysia While in Johor, I’ve passed by this advertisement numerous times and have always wanted to buy it but the timings were just not right. Finally, while we were in Capital City (because we had nothing much to do lol), we decided that trying it had been long overdue. What attracted us to this … Continue reading Is KFC Malaysia’s Zinger Waffle Burger really worth your calories?
Common Grill by Collins serves quality western food at relatively affordable prices. Situated at a coffee shop in Hougang, the stall even has its own cordoned off area just for the stall which makes you feel like you are eating at a restaurant. The menu is beautifully put together and the information is compiled nicely … Continue reading Quality Western Food by Common Grill @ Hougang
1) Visit the Abandoned Airplane Graveyard When will you ever have a chance to explore an abandoned Boeing airplane ever in your life? Well now you get to have your chance. It is not a place where you have to secretly crawl through a fence or climb over one. It is as simple as giving … Continue reading 10 Unique things to do in Bangkok Thailand
Khao Yai is often dubbed as the Switzerland of Thailand. Reasons being the cooler weather and picturesque surroundings. Here are the top 10 things to do in Khao Yai. 1) Khao Yai National Park Go trekking in the jungles of Khao Yai national park and have an adventure you will never forget. Meet wildlife such … Continue reading Top 9 things to do in Khao Yai Thailand
Ban Mai Chay Nam is a restaurant, a museum and a hotel all rolled into one. Located in Khao yai which is just a 3 hour drive from Bangkok, this unique restaurant is one that you cannot miss. Just a few steps into the restaurant and we knew this place was really special. The restaurant … Continue reading Ban Mai Chay Nam Novelty Restaurant by the river in Khao Yai
Image credit: Abang Gemuk Abang Gemuk opened on the 1st of October and when we visited it just 2 weeks after the opening, the coffee shop was packed with people waiting for their food! So many choices to choose from and at such an affordable price! After thinking for a long time we settled on … Continue reading Abang Gemuk serves yummy western food at Ang Mo Kio
Soi Dog Foundation is a shelter that houses both cats and dogs. It’s mission is to improve the welfare of stray dogs in Thailand by addressing the problem of over-population. The foundation is also working in several countries to end the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade in Asia. Road traffic accidents, poisonings, serious wounds … Continue reading Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket
Located just 5 mins across the Singapore-Malaysia border lies this hidden gem. On a typical weekday, there would be a queue outside this restaurant. While you wait, you can get yourself a free drink outside, a massage in a massage chair or just browsing through their menu deciding on what you want to order later. … Continue reading Warakuya Japanese Restaurant: Delicious sashimi in Johor Bahru
Image Credit: paradigmmall Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru, the largest regional mall in Johor Bahru, has been open for almost a year now and it has never stopped providing avenues for entertainment. It is located at the heart of the Skudai district just about 15.5km from woodlands checkpoint. There are over 500 outlets in the mall … Continue reading Top 10 things to do in Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru
Walking into Chinatown Complex, you will be greeted with a wide selection of hawker food. If you were already having a hard time choosing what to eat, it will still be a difficult choice to make even when you narrow it down to that specific dish. Take “Steam Fish Head” for instance, one of Chinatown … Continue reading Seng Kee 119 Steam Fish Head @ Chinatown
I’ll be writing about how to get to Khao Yai National Park, getting around in the park, accommodation, food and activities to do there ACCOMMODATION There are two types of accommodations in the park. You can either camp in tents or book rooms or whole lodges. You don’t have to book in advance if you … Continue reading Complete guide to Khao Yai National park
I always had a penchant for trying weird foods and on my wish list was Goong ten. Goong ten (กุ้งเต้น) is a Thai dish that literally translates to dancing shrimps. Although Goong Ten is a street dish that is normally sold by hawkers, it proved to be very difficult to find in Bangkok! And interestingly … Continue reading Dancing Shrimps “Goong Ten” in Bangkok
Walking towards Sri Subramaniar Temple, we were greeted by the impressive statue of Lord Murugan. As we got closer, we realized how big the statue really is. Lord Murugan is the God of war and a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus predominantly in areas with Tamil influences such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia and southern … Continue reading Sri Subramaniar Temple and the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
I love to explore abandoned places and when I planned a road trip from Singapore to Phuket, I found out about the desolated abandoned Hyatt Hotel. I tried to search for information on this hotel on the internet but I couldn’t find anything concrete on why it was abandoned. Some claimed that the hotel was … Continue reading Abandoned Hyatt Hotel in Phuket
Hokkaido-ya is managed and owned by Japanese restaurant chain, Sushi Tei. The restaurant serves Hokkaido-inspired dishes mainly in three categories : donmono, noodles and salad. What makes this restaurant unique is the use of a kiosk to order and pay for food. While this method is not something new, it is not yet common in … Continue reading Hokkaido-ya @ Vivocity
Only on Tuesdays, get your fix of shopping at a pop up local market in Johor Bahru. The words ‘pasar malam’ which literally means night market, sells an array of things such as vegetables, fruits, meat, snacks, street food, mobile accessories, household related products and clothes. Fresh vegetables. Yummy pastries, cakes and bread. Fresh seafood; … Continue reading Tuesday pasar malam at Taman Pelangi Johor
What better way to understand a country than to visit a local market! Khlong Toei Market is a fresh market selling raw meat, vegetables, seafood, dried goods and other items like clothes or household related things. If you come from a big city like me and you’re used to clean air-conditioned supermarkets, you’ll be in … Continue reading Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok
Everyone needs chocolates in their lives. And where better to get your chocolate fix then to visit The Chocolate Factory at Khao Yai. They have a great selection of brownies, cookies, chocolate bars, cakes and others to take away with you. Watch how they prepare the chocolates! It’ll make you want to eat them even … Continue reading The Chocolate Factory @ Khao Yai
Mawmuek Cat Cafe is situated in a Tuscan themed village in Khao Yai. The village is a picturesque shopping district that is filled with restaurants, cafes, souvenirs and many opportunities to take beautiful pictures. However, the highlight of this place is definitely this cat cafe that sits quietly in the village. The Cafe is divided … Continue reading Mawmuek Cafe @ Khao yai
It all begins with choosing your dim sum! With so many choices to choose from, you won’t have to worry about not getting your fill. The prawn crystal dumplings had a chewy skin filled with fresh juicy prawns. The siew mai had a good skin to filling ratio and the meat was cooked to perfection. … Continue reading Affordable Dim Sum At Chok Dee Dim Sum Hatyai
This temple sits quietly on top of a steep hill in Prachuap Kiri Khan. If you’re looking for an “off the beaten path” experience, this place is for you! Looking up the steps can be quite daunting especially when you’re only at the beginning. If you notice, the locals who frequent the temple brought sticks … Continue reading Conquer Khao Chong Krajok monkey temple with 396 steps in Prachuap Kiri Khan
Situated just a little north east from the city center of Bangkok lies a hidden gem – a graveyard filled with abandoned airplanes. It was not difficult to find the place as it was right in the middle of other buildings and stationed next to a main road. When you get there, it may seem … Continue reading Abandoned Airplane Graveyard in Bangkok
As the world’s population grows and food resources decrease, the need to make food production more efficient and the reduction of food waste has never been more evident. A solution to this? Insects! However, many of us would cringe at the thought of putting an insect into our mouths. Well, I guess it is for … Continue reading Fine dining Bangkok restaurant “Insects in the Backyard” takes eating insects to a whole new level!