Johor Bharu

Johor Bahru commonly called “JB” by the locals, is the state capital of Johor. The city is situated in the southern Peninsula Malaysia and separated by a causeway to the neighboring Singapore.

Continue reading Johor Bharu

Ipoh

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak and located in the rich tin-mining valley of Kinta. It is one of the underrated cities in Malaysia because people tend to overlook the city of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Malacca. This quiet little town is a perfect off-the-beaten destination for a Malaysia trip.

Continue reading Ipoh

Penang

Situated in the northern part of West Malaysia along the Malacca Strait, Penang is one of the most popular and renowned travel destinations. It was founded by the British in 1786 and awarded UNESCO World Heritage site due to an impressive collection of more than 1,700 historic buildings. The island was nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient because there are many soft sandy beaches and is the food capital of the country with many authentic food are originated from here.

Continue reading Penang

Langkawi

Langkawi is a perfect destination to relax for a couple of days in West Malaysia. Nicknamed “the Jewel of Kedah”, it is the largest and most popular island in the archipelago that is made up of 99 islands and is home to beautiful white beaches, turquoise bays, gorgeous waterfalls, and wild natural parks.

Continue reading Langkawi

Cameron Highlands

A different side of Malaysia can be found in Cameron Highlands. There are no beaches, tall buildings, or hot and humid weather here. The highlands are close to being in the English countryside with houses built in an English style, surrounded by green hills and a cooler climate.

Continue reading Cameron Highlands

Malacca

Malacca is a definite addition to any trip to Malaysia and is a place no stranger to many travelers coming to Malaysia. It is highly recommended to spend the next 2 nights here if you are passing through Kuala Lumpur or heading to Penang.

Continue reading Malacca

Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to My Own Backyard

Say ‘Hello’ to Kuala Lumpur, the place where I grew up and live in. This is the capital and one of the three federal territories in Malaysia. The city’s name literally means “Muddy Confluence” due to its location near the place where the river of Klang and Gombak intersect.

Continue reading Kuala Lumpur

Changi Airport

On my recent trip to Singapore on December 2019, I visited Changi Airport before taking my flight back to Kuala Lumpur. This airport is one of the largest transportation and transit hub in the Asia region, which help travelers connect to over 400 destinations around the world.

Continue reading Changi Airport

Macau

Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, located on the southwestern corner of Pearl River. It consist of a small narrow peninsula from the mainland province of Guangdong and the island of Taipa and Coloane, which are joined by an expanse of land that was reclaimed from the sea known as Cotai. Its name is derived from the Chinese Ama-gao, or “Bay of Ama”, from A-Ma, the patron goddess of sailors.

Continue reading Macau

Hoi An

(Last updated on 6 September 2022)

Located in Central Vietnam by the estuary of Thu Bon River, this charming Old Town of Hoi An is a perfect example of a historic district with a well-preserved trading port in Southeast Asia.

Continue reading Hoi An

Hue

Hue is a small and peaceful city in Central Vietnam along Perfume River. It is the one place that most tourists had missed out during their visit at the central part of the country. It is the old capital of Dang Trong Kingdom (1738-1775) and home to 13 Emperors from the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).

Continue reading Hue

HOME & AWAY FOR ADVENTURE