Tag Archives: Asia

Travel Across Cambodia With BookMeBus

   Traveling through Cambodia by bus. Cambodia is sandwiched between neighboring countries Thailand, Laos and Vietnam making it one of the most popular pit stop when traveling overland to Indochina region. The country has 24 provinces in total including Phnom Penh, ...

VKirirom Pine Resort: Sleeping In The Mountain

vKirirom Pine Resort Surrounding

  A resort in the mountain. To escape from the heat of the city, we went for a trip up the mountains in Kirirom for the weekend to cool ourselves. We had to get away from the 36-38 degrees of ...

5 Things You’ll Love From Cameron Highlands

  [Sponsored post by Mycel Pancho] Cameron Highlands is cherished as the retreat destination among Malaysian. Since the beginning, this highland has been used for the rest area with the green hills that covered majorly by the tea plantations and strawberry farms. ...

Sihanoukville: A Private Beach Stay in Ren Resort

  Sihanoukville and its’ long beach line.  Sihaoukville is located 4 hours away from Phnom Penh and it comes with many beach lines. The most famous being Serendipity beach where all the nightlife and grilled seafood can be found. It ...

Halal Eats in Phnom Penh

An updated list of Halal eateries in the city.  Since we still couldn’t cook at home, we had to eat out and this meant searching for halal restaurants in Phnom Penh. It’s always good to know there are different types ...

Guide: A Drive to Cameron Highlands

  Getting away on a weekday. I’m enjoying my long break in Malaysia, which included this road trip up Cameron Highlands with friends on a Wednesday. It was planned at the last minute and started at 6 o’clock in the ...

Phnom Penh in Three Days : A City Guide

  When I first arrived in Phnom Penh, I spent the week visiting the tourist known spots, trying to see as much as I can within a short amount of time. Although most friends have cautioned that there’s nothing much to ...

Ho Chi Minh: Revisiting A City

  This is part of my revisiting plan since I lost most of my travel photos the other time (read Travel Photos Gone: What To Do Next). I thought why not start with our next door neighbour, Ho Chi Minh ...

Phnom Penh : Walking with Khmer Achitecture Tours

Khmer Architecture Tour

  About Khmer Architecture Tours (KA Tours). KA Tours conducts architectural tours in Phnom Penh in order to promote understanding of modern architecture in Cambodia. The tours focus on buildings erected after Cambodia’s independence in 1953, described as ‘New Khmer ...

Tips on Working in Cambodia.

  Congratulations on the interview. Now what?  Working abroad can be tense especially if you have no clue on how the HR process works. This is why I was very careful when I got a job in Cambodia. I was worried ...

An Expensive Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

  An hour away from Bangkok city.  One of the reasons why I came back to Bangkok is to visit a floating market which is popular in Thailand. We rented a car with Mr. Yo (again) as our driver who ...

Phnom Penh: On The Boat, a Future Art Museum.

  All about The Boat project.  At the last minute, we had the opportunity to join the complimentary visit to The Boat, a project that was originally abandoned by a hotelier. Our host for the day was Alexis De Suremain (Founding ...

Safari World and My Last Elephant Ride.

  Where animals roam just outside the city.  During the taxi ride to Safari World, we chatted with our driver, Mr. Yo and asked him if the place was still in good condition and whether the animals were taken care ...

Bangkok: Inside the Erawan Museum.

  Erawan the “Fighting Elephant”.  The elephant is a significant character in Thailand as it can be seen in souvenirs, shrines and even a dedicated museum. Erawan is better known as Airavata, the “Fighting elephant” carrying the Hindu God Indra. ...

The Sunflower Fields of Lopburi.

  We got the season right this time.  The sunflower fields in Lopburi only blooms end of the year (November – January) in Lopburi, a province that’s 3 hours away by train. I was concerned about bringing the parents along ...

Sniffing Flowers At Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market).

  How To Get There.  I arrived in Bangkok with such high spirits because I’ll be meeting my parents and sister for the week long holidays. I haven’t been back to Kuala Lumpur and couldn’t pass up this chance to ...

A Long Bus Ride To Saigon.

  Another long holiday.  The Water Festival (or Bon Om Touk) was a three days celebration to mark the end of the rainy season in Tonle Sap. It also meant a long weekend for everyone here and the city would ...

Malaysia: Alternative Places To Visit in Kelantan.

  Road tripping to Kelantan, Malaysia A visit to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia will bring you to a laidback town of Kota Bharu in the state of Kelantan. This Islamic state has often been overlooked as as tourist ...

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 ...

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 ...

A 2014 Review – Highlights of Living in Phnom Penh.

  It is now close to 7 months since I first left Kuala Lumpur for a job abroad, in Phnom Penh city of Cambodia. There were many challenges that came with the move however there were also the parts that ...