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 …

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, …

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 …

Christmas in Kuala Lumpur

Christmas decoration in KLCC

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Spending Christmas together for the first time is one of our best memories from 2014. Even though we were far away from home and knowing that 90% of population here are non-Christians, we still manage to celebrate Christmas with great joy and enthusiasm. In the Philippines, people starts the countdown to Christmas …

Day Trip: Experience Batu Caves and Malaysia’s Indian Culture


Selangor, Malaysia – Located just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, the iconic Batu Caves is a place you shouldn't miss on your visit to Malaysia. Considered as one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia, these limestone caves are 400 million years old and houses the world's tallest Hindu statue, Lord Muruga Statue. Besides visiting …

Street Arts: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Architectural Landmarks: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Travel Itinerary 3D/2N: Weekend in Penang

A colorful signage along Chew Jetty alley

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia – Since it was a long weekend we had 3 days and 2 nights to enjoy Penang. Actually, just 1 whole day, the others were half days because of travel to/from Kuala Lumpur but enough to see most of the must-visit places. Getting Around Getting around Penang is easy and convenient. Easy: Penang …

Penang Street Arts: Let the Hunt Begin!

Penang Street Art: Boy on a bike

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia - Easily one of the finest places we’ve been to. It’s small, but it’s filled with attractions. Every corner of every street, there’s something to see or to do. It’s in a somewhat isolated island, but it’s rich with history. Almost every land you step on has its story. And among the …