Category Archives: The Road Tripper

A Kelantan Travelogue – The Local Lingo

Alas, I woke up early on Eid Al-Adha as soon as dawn hit the curtains, packed my things and head downstairs for the best home made macaroni soup ever. The Yahya’s hospitality has been so wonderful and I felt spoiled ...

Wandering Away From Kota Kinabalu.

Our Kota Kinabalu road trip in Sabah started with a tiny disaster when the car rental guy did not turn up with our car in the morning. After waiting for an hour, we managed to confirm our ride, a Peugeot ...

Alternative Food Stops in Penang

What would Penang be without its’ arts and salivating local delicacies? Famous for it’s assam laksa and pasembur, Penang definitely is a food haven for anyone with an empty tummy to fill. It was no different for us when we ...

Tracking Arts in Pulau Pinang.

#1 Based on a caricature by cartoonist Tang Mun Kian and installed on a wall on Chulia Street Ghaut, it depicts a Punjabi man morphing between a role as policeman and another as firefighter. A red firehose barrel completes the sculpture. ...

Soaking in Arts with Pulau Pinang

The George Town Festival. Last weekend we took a road trip up north to Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), to catch the George Town Festival (7 June – 7 July), a  month-long celebration of art, music, theatre, dance, opera and film to  ...

A Road Trip to Matamata @ Hobbit Town

Wake Me Up Before We Go Go. Laughter woke me up. So did the sweet smell of scrambled eggs and toast wafting through the rooms. I could hear them teasing me and my on-going slumber on the comfortable bed, swirled in sheets from ...

Guide: Road Tripping Ipoh

What’s a girl to do in Ipoh you ask? Surprisingly, this road trip was not planned out thoroughly and so we decided to explore as much as we could in 48 hours or less. It was a two hours drive ...

Guide: 48 Hours In The South (Johor Bahru)

Off We Go. Road trips can be quite an adventure especially if you have no specific weekend plans after breakfast. Some time this year, that’s exactly what I did with my good friend Jard. We were heading south bound and ...

Visiting Derwent Valley Vineyard in Tasmania

  It was such a nice weather to begin with this morning and we took advantage of that by driving around Tasmania and ended up in a local vineyard in Derwent Valley. The journey was peaceful with lush greeneries and ...

Eating at Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Tasmania

  This was one of the best part of being in Tasmania besides enjoying the outdoors.The Cadbury Chocolate Factory is a working chocolate factory belonging to Kraft Foods family in Claremont, Tasmania. John Cadbury first opened his shop in 1824 selling ...

Shopping in Salamanca Square, Tasmania

Every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm you will be able to find the sights, sounds, flavours of Australia’s best outdoor market here in Salamanca Square. This place attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year as they come to visit ...

Strolling along Elizabeth Street Pier, Tasmania

  The Elizabeth Street Pier is a few walks away from Salamanca Place, Battery Point and it has a nice view of yachts owned by the rich & famous. It’s a nice place to enjoy the sunset or take a ...

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania

The word Bonorong stands for injured and orphaned wildlife in Aboriginal meaning and these animals were brought here to shelter them from the wild. The sanctuary don’t call themselves a zoo by the way, but more of a shelter for these animals ...

Hobart Town, Tasmania

  Tasmania or Tassie is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located 240 kilometres to the south of the Australian continent, separated by Bass Strait. (Wikipedia) We made our way to Tasmania via JetStar. I was dozing ...

The Melbourne Series: Mining for Gold

  Driving to Sovereign Hill.  It was quite tricky to find this place as it’s located in a housing area. We saw houses but couldn’t pin down the gold mine until we saw a signboard that said Gold Museum. Wow. ...

The Melbourne Series: The Great Ocean Road

  Road trip to the Great Ocean Road.  The day finally came! The drive to The Great Ocean Road which spans across 243km with views of the gorgeous sea. The drive from Melbourne City took us 2.5 hours thanks again ...

That Birthday Weekend Trip To Janda Baik

  This is the weekend where I aged a year older and wiser (I hope). I had such an incredible three-two birthday which was started with the a road trip to Janda Baik. At first we had 3 options of ...

Shah Alam: The Midnight Prawns

  Fishing for Prawns late at night. The last time I went fishing was when I was 10 years old and that was with my uncle and cousins at a small river somewhere in Hulu Langat. I remembered him putting ...

Road Trip: Knocking on Doors in Melaka

  I’ve had some time to reflect on the things that has happened in my life, be it the good part or the rough patches and it dawned on me on how life is reflected by the many doors that ...

The Floating Mosque in Melaka

  On our last day in Melaka, we took a drive down to the man made island right across from our hotel. We were curious as to what lies there and I’ve personally never been there before. To my delight, ...

For the Love of Jonker Street.

  Jonker Street is famous for its’ heritage, culture, arts and local food. I however find all those that I mentioned to be my favourite reasons to visit this place whether it being during the day or night. The day ...

Ghosts in Penang: Sunset & NightLife.

  Sunset at the beach.  What is Penang without its beautiful beaches? During the last trip to Penang, we had a little night out at one of the bars in Batu Feringghi, right out at the beach. We could hear the ...