Day Trip: Melaka on a Shoestring

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Malacca, Malaysia – Located two hours  south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca (‘Melaka’ in Malay) is a perfect weekend getaway. This UNESCO Heritage Site is a popular weekend destination for many because the city with its charming old buildings, wide range of food selections and shopping street can be explored without spending too much. It’s a great escape …

Join Tour Radar: My Summer Moment and Win a Europe Tour for 2!

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We just want to share to you all the Tour Radar Contest. You can Win a Europe Tour for 2 just by uploading your best and memorable summer-y photos! It's always been our dream to visit Europe, that's why whenever we see contest like this, we always try our luck. You never know when you'll get lucky, right? …

Day Trip: Welcoming Year of the Goat at Thean Hou Temple

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Our first impression of Kuala Lumpur is that it is among the bustling cities around the world. From towering skyscrapers to trendy fashion and geeky technology, KL proves that it can keep up with the nonstop evolution of the modern times. But aside from these fancy trends, KL does not forget about its …

Day Trip: Date at the National Museum of Malaysia


Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – When planning a visit to a new country or a new place, make sure that 'visit museum' is part of the itinerary. We think one of the best way to learn about a place is by visiting its museum. Thus, a true traveler's must-do list must not miss this one. For expats, …

Lemon Garden Cafe: Deep-Blue Seafood Night

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Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - All birthdays are special, but some are more special than others. Turning 25 is one of those! So to celebrate someone's milestone age,  we indulged ourselves in a sumptuous seafood buffet dinner at Lemon Garden Cafe in Shangri-La Hotel KL. The buffet spread offers modern Malaysian, Indian, Chinese and …

The Best of Ilocos : Must-try Foods

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Ilocos Region, Philippines – You haven't been to Ilocos unless you've tried authentic Ilocano dishes.  Known for being thriftiest people in the Philippines, Ilocanos keep their food simple but impressive. Their cuisine only use the ingredients that are abundant in their surroundings but delivers distinct flavors! These flavors are brought by using bagoong (shrimp sauce) and Ilocano vinegar and garlic. Below are our few personal favorites: …

Day Trip: Experience Awesomeness at Legoland Malaysia!

Hello, Legoland!

Johor, Malaysia – Imagination has always been the key to enjoying every little thing we do when we were kids. From playing with cars, to battling evil foes with our action figures, and even pretending to be on a swimming pool when we are only taking a dip in a pail of water.  It is rare to …

Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Vigan


Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines – From Pagudpud we traveled down south to cover the rest of our itinerary. This includes the areas near the boundary of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. From old churches to ancestral houses, zoo, museum and cobble-stoned street – Vigan all have it, no wonder the city is dubbed as one …

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Pagudpud

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – If the Day 1 of our Ilocandia trip was mostly about old churches and Marcos memorabilia, our Day 2 was all about the unspoiled natural beauty of northern part of Ilocos Norte – from sea to falls, rocks to sands and more. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m47!1m12!1m3!1d484407.07112541614!2d120.59100076151621!3d18.46416081946519!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m32!1i0!3e0!4m5!1s0x338ec620c9b943f5%3A0xa50abd1e3c08024d!2sLaoag+City%2C+Ilocos+Norte%2C+Philippines!3m2!1d18.1960128!2d120.5926679!4m5!1s0x338ecb7cc5a05575%3A0x650dd58af3f55a09!2sPasuquin!3m2!1d18.333333!2d120.61666699999999!4m5!1s0x3389316a80d4c545%3A0xfc64d9081bfce9fc!2sBurgos!3m2!1d18.516111!2d120.64611099999999!4m5!1s0x33892e54b6917a3d%3A0x8b9bf3d508acf0b3!2sBangui!3m2!1d18.512734299999998!2d120.7349584!4m5!1s0x338927491180a9df%3A0xb5f6f482da8bac79!2sPagudpud!3m2!1d18.587467699999998!2d120.8220827!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1425397218893&w=600&h=450] First stop of the day, Pasuquin Salt Making stalls. It …