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, …

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 …

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 …

Food Trip: Khmer Style!

Cambodian Famous Barbeque

Siem Reap, Cambodia – Our excitement to see the marvelous temples of Cambodia overshadowed our eagerness to discover the country's signature dishes. We were only able to think about it while we were chatting with the taxi driver that brought us to our accommodation. He suggested a couple of foods, and we were able to …

Malaysia Grand Prix: The F1 Experience

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Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia – This is the first from our long-overdue-blog-post list. A lot of things have happened already. Thus, we'll find time to do catch-up posts in the coming days. Let's start with our very first F1 experience. Since I started driving, I've always dreamed of having my own sports car and join a motorsport. …

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 …