Category Archives: Destinations

Royal Buildings: Istana Jahar of Kelantan

  Visiting the Istana Jahar turned Museum.   Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar) is a well-known landmark in the capital city of Kelantan, on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A road trip here takes you 6 hours from Kuala Lumpur with ...

UNESCO #15 : Stonehenge, UK

  UNESCO Site #373 says: “Stonehenge and Avebury, in Wiltshire, are among the most famous groups of megaliths in the world. The two sanctuaries consist of circles of menhirs arranged in a pattern whose astronomical significance is still being explored. ...

The Kingdom of Fast Internet Speed

  A developing country with fast internet speed.  If there’s one thing that’s good in Cambodia (besides the heritage and cultural value), is that the internet is super fast compared to what we have back home in Malaysia. Being a ...

Phnom Penh: The Horrific Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  Be still my heart.  It’s hard to imagine the things that happened during the Khmer Rouge until I stepped foot inside the horrific Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as S-21. This was once a high school where happy students ...

Starting a new kind of Cult: Kafeculture

  Connecting Indie & Coffee Lovers Everywhere.  If you’ve been following my Instagram page (@fienuts), you would probably have seen my latest project which involves a lot of drinking and eating in cafes. First of all, I love coffee and ...

Living Abroad: Cambodia Dreams with dbk Community

  Kids drawing their Cambodia Dreams.  Before the Pchum Benh holidays, Forte Insurance Cambodia had sponsored a drawing contest for the children in the city. It was called the “Cambodian Dreams”, where participants had a chance to come up with ...

Heritage Weekend Hotel Stays In Penang

  One of the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2016.  Recently, the folks at Lonely Planet listed our Penang Island as number 4 on the ‘Best in Travel’ Cities to visit in 2016. Besides being our UNESCO heritage site, Penang ...

JJ Green Vintage Night Market Bangkok

  The night market version of Jatujak Market.  This final market series post is about JJ Green Night Market which is located just beside the large and popularly crowded Jatujak daytime market. We crossed the green park filled with people ...

The Train (Rod Fai) Night Market of Bangkok

  An open-air Train Night Market of retro goods.  I kid you not when I said that the theme of this Bangkok trip is ‘indie market finds’ because that’s exactly what we did while we were here. Well the Train ...

Indie Vibes at Artbox Market Bangkok

  Feeling indie at Artbox Market Bangkok.  If you’ve ever visited Bangkok and are a big fan of the local arts & creative stalls, you’d be sure to know about the weekend Artbox Market. This market is held in a series ...

My First Airbnb Stay in Bangkok

  Trying something new. I must confess that when I signed up for Airbnb a few years back, I never really got into renting out a place from the website. This was merely because I have gotten used to the ...

Travel Spotlight: Erman “Ini Jalan Bapak Aku”

  How I Met Erman.  Erman and I go way back when we were both starting out in a local advertising company. This was 8 years ago. Our friendship has grown leaps and bounds to the point that we have ...

A Khmer Fortune Teller Once Told Me.

  It was because of that darn magazine.  A Khmer fortune teller told me something strange. I was restless one weekend and wanted to get out of the house to see something new in Phnom Penh. So while reading a ...

UNESCO Hunt #14 : The Great Wall of China

  UNESCO Sites #438 says: “In c. 220 B.C. under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when ...

Stories from the Road: Month September

  Anticipating what the weather would be like for this month is tricky. Sometimes the weather report tells us that it’s sunny in the morning and right before we step out of the door to work, it starts to pour. ...

MURFEST 2015 – Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival

  Recently, the folks behind MURFEST invited us to their event which will be held from November 13-15 in Pullman Hotel, Bangsar, Malaysia. Before attending the event, I had to of course find more about it since this was the ...

Travel Spotlight: Bino from “I Wander”

  You can say that I found out about Bino by accident and did not realize that I have been following his Instagram photos all this while. I was looking at an interesting story from the Filipino Travel Bloggers page ...

Road Trip Selangor: Mah Meri Ancestral Celebration

  Road trip weekend to Carey Island. The Mahmeri tribe can be found on an island located in Selangor. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes about an hour to reach Klang town and then another 30 or so to Carey Island. ...

UNESCO Hunt #13 : The Temple of Heaven

  UNESCO Site #881 says: “The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and ...

Stories from the Road: Month August

  Rainy days will arrive soon in the Kingdom and I know this because my parents visited us exactly a year ago during the flash floods. We weren’t able to go out in the evening because the main road was flooded ...

UNESCO Hunt #12 : Prambanan Temple, Indonesia

  UNESCO #642 Says:  “This is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are the 3 temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic Ramayana, dedicated to the ...

15 Ways To Celebrate Malaysia Day

Two Celebrations for Independence. Not to be confused with the recent Malaysia Independence Day celebration (31st August), the Malaysia Day marks the establishment of the Malaysian federation in 1963. It was when Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore joined together ...