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Malaysian, born and bred. Always on the lookout for my next adventure!

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My WeekendNotes - 101
It was this day trip that first enticed us to visit Chiang Mai. Even before I started researching the Old City, and all ... [more]
There's a lot of debate about what constitutes an ethical elephant sanctuary. These gentle giants have been working anim... [more]
Ever felt so mad that you could just break things? Well, there's a safe and fun way for you to do that, without hurting ... [more]
When it comes to choosing a place to stay while in Railay, Krabi, you are truly spoilt for choice. Do I stay on the West... [more]
Not everybody is lucky to have a patch of land in which to cultivate a little garden paradise. But sometimes you don... [more]
I stumbled across the Watercolour I'm in Love workshops on Instagram by chance. Ms. Atie J., who goes by the handle @w... [more]
If planning a trip to Malacca, it is definitely worth it to find the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. My friends and I... [more]
The indoor climbing scene in the Klang Valley is really starting to pick up. The latest spot in town is brand spanki... [more]
Feel like you have heard this name before? Well known for its group of ecotourism resorts, Tanah Aina's back to natu... [more]
Formerly known as Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour, Hotel Jen is part of a worldwide rebranding by the Shangri-La Intern... [more]
My visit to The Camera Museum in Georgetown was an unprecedented one. Walking down the streets and alleys of this wo... [more]
Little Fat Duck was one of many food trucks that has popped up across the Klang Valley in the past year. Cheap eats ... [more]
I'm sure many people are familiar with Empire Shopping Gallery. But when it comes toEmpire Hotel, the awareness is n... [more]
If you weren't looking for Sitka, you might not notice it. The restaurant is quiet in its surroundings, nestled unde... [more]
Subang Jaya has become a bit of a burger hub in the past couple of years, especially SS15 in particular. I usually d... [more]
To my memory, Johnny's has been around for as long as I can remember. Even with all of the renovations that 1 Utama ... [more]
There are quite a variety of restaurants to be found on the lower ground floor of Empire Shopping Gallery. You've go... [more]
I stumbled across Miam Miam during my regular weekly visit to 1 Utama, startled to find a long queue outside this br... [more]
Known affectionately by all as KGB, Killer Gourmet Burgers is a charming little burger joint nestled right next to M... [more]
Less than a decade ago in the heart of Georgetown there stood three rows of dilapidated pre-war shophouses and terra... [more]
It's a strange thing to scroll through your Instagram feed and see a friend post up a food photo, tagging it at a re... [more]
Al-Madinah is your typical mamak joint, usually bustling with activity and chatter, alive with the warm scent of rot... [more]
If you're going to Singapore for a shopping vacation, it only makes sense to get a hotel just a short walk away from... [more]
Anybody living in Bukit Jelutong will know Pizza San Francisco ... it's probably the only Italian restaurant in the ... [more]
It's not uncommon for my family to stay the night in a Johor Bahru hotel for our full-day trip into Singapore during... [more]
As a Malaysian growing up just a half-hour's drive away from Kuala Lumpur, I am ashamed to say that I didn't visit t... [more]
There are quite a few places where you can find D'Italiane Kitchen, but the only one I've been to is the one located... [more]
My sister first heard about this cafe when one of the blog shops she follows on Instagram mentioned that it would be j... [more]
This beautiful building is home to a wide collection of art pieces from all over the world, all devoted to artefacts i... [more]
It was on an incredibly warm and sunny day that I visited Chaiwalla & Co. Honest Tea, a recommendation by my Johor-d... [more]
Something about this place has clearly made an impact on people, judging by the way everybody keeps talking about it. Mo... [more]
As a pedestrian walking past Pondok Bali, the first thing that will immediately catch your attention are the bright yell... [more]
Nestled amongst the taller city buildings of Adelaide's metro area is Quest serviced apartments on King William Street, ... [more]
Having visited Adelaide's Bouldering Club in Thebarton, it was only a matter of time before I headed out for Vertical Re... [more]
I love eating eggs. There are so many ways you can go about cooking them, and they're all delicious. When I discovered... [more]
When I first heard about a Chinese Muslim restaurant on Grote Street, I imagined it to be of the Malaysian Chinese varie... [more]
If you've ever been underneath the David Jones department store, you will have definitely seen The Coffee Club. Located ... [more]
It was a pleasant surprise finding out just how easy it is to be vegetarian in Chiang Mai. There are so many options thr... [more]
For travellers looking for affordable, convenient accommodation right on the doorstep of Bangkok's BTS Skytrain line, Vi... [more]
If you're looking for an affordable, comfortable, and strategically located hotel in Chiang Mai, you can consider Sleep ... [more]
In a place like 1 Utama, where you can find such an abundance of cuisine from all around the world, Tut's Egyptian E... [more]
This little egg-inspired cafe is the latest in the row of hip eateries in Section 17 PJ. With so many drool-worthy omuri... [more]
In the heart of the Sunway commercial district, is a row of shop lots where you can find quite a few eating spots. And l... [more]
You are really spoiled for choice trying to decide on a place to stay at on Pulau Langkawi. The island is divided in... [more]
This was my second time visiting River View Seafood Restaurant. My family and I had just made a forty minute drive f... [more]
When it comes to planning a holiday, browsing through accommodation options is one of my favourite parts of the process.... [more]
For my annual family trip down to Johor Bahru during Raya Aidilfitri season, there's no denying that Thistle JB is u... [more]
Jalan Batai is very different now compared to the last time I visited to dine at Sitka. The entire row of shops has ... [more]
It is inevitable that, after a full meal and in the company of friends, someone will undoubtedly suggest: "Anybody u... [more]
It was rainy day in Georgetown when my sister and I found ourselves perched on the front steps of the Penang State Museu... [more]
There's nothing quite like a juicy roadside burger to satisfy the nighttime hunger pangs. I'm sure any Malaysian wou... [more]
As I was walking down Penang Road last weekend, it felt like this cendol stall was calling to me. Even with the myri... [more]
My parents never fail to make a visit to this restaurant every time we visit the island of Penang. It's become a reg... [more]
I have a soft spot for all-day breakfasts, especially the kind that includes eggs in any form and freshly sauteed mush... [more]
You're standing in a dark room, a wall of laser lights barricading your way to the door on the other side. You're st... [more]
The tropical sun was burning bright high above, and the beach sand was warm to my bare soles. It was a beautiful day... [more]
I remember when I first tasted a Wondermilk cupcake. It was possibly around five or six years ago, and back then the... [more]
I remember when gelato popsicle sticks first started to gain popularity around three years ago. What a novelty it was;... [more]
Recently opened in December 2012, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru is located in Bukit Indah, within walking distance of a va... [more]
It's become a bit of a tradition for me to visit this restaurant with my aunty and sister every time we visit Singapor... [more]
I picked up this book at a MPH book fair by chance - I wasn't exactly looking for a new book to read, but something abou... [more]
I've been hearing about The Humble Chef for years now, back when they were just a food van parked on an overhead bri... [more]
Sometimes, it is the most unremarkable of places that serves some of the best food in town. You don't need to go to a hi... [more]
I'm not usually the kind who actively seeks out Korean food, so on the day that my friend Sophie suggested Oiso for ... [more]
It was already past twilight when my family and I checked into Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, and for the sake of conv... [more]
With the holy month of Ramadhan in full swing, there's a distinct festive spirit in the air: the season of charity, self... [more]
Ice-cream isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you see people standing around in lab-coats, though this is ... [more]
The Shah Alam National Botanical Garden, or better known as 'Taman Pertanian Negara' is home to a variety of fun act... [more]
It was on an oven-warm and bright sunny morning when a group of us ventured out to meet for brunch at Milk and Butte... [more]
I'm no stranger to fantasy novels, but Alif the Unseen is something different. As a Muslim, I've never actually come acr... [more]
There's an urgent flurry of cellos followed by drums as the album explodes into life. Loud and riveting, Patrick Stu... [more]
Kopitiam franchises have been popping up like mushrooms all over the Klang Valley over the past few years, and it's ... [more]
Opened a year ago, Bolder Ventures is the latest addition to Klang Valley's array of indoor climbing gyms. It's tuck... [more]
Like its name, Nest Eatery is perched on a high point reached by a steep flight of stairs overlooking shoplots in Da... [more]
Dubbed as a 'furniture cafe', Tangerine Living is in the business of serving up food ... as well as furniture. The cafe ... [more]
When I first heard that J.K. Rowling would be writing a novel for adults, I have to admit that I wasn't too keen on the ... [more]
It's nothing new to see classic fairy tales revisited with a modern twist, and Beast is one of them - a dark and raw... [more]
I walk past Pannaz almost every day, and it was only a matter of time before I finally decided to pop in and give their ... [more]
Not to be confused with the other three AmanSari properties in Masai, Kota Tinggi and Pandan City, AmanSari City Centre ... [more]
Located on a corner lot in the Bukit Jelutong shoplot area of D'Pangkin, Kayu Manis (Malay for cinnamon stick) is a ... [more]
This recipe was something a friend of mine, Farah, used to make for our group at dinner time, and it became a regula... [more]
A supermarket is the last place you would expect to find an Italian restaurant, but that is exactly where you will fin... [more]
Perched atop the familiar structure of the 1 Utama Shopping Centre is a large, bottle-green glass box that can be se... [more]
Annually held in Australia, the popular Future Music Festival will be greeting the humid temperatures of Malaysia for th... [more]
15/03/2013 - 16/03/2013
At the corner of Flinders Street and Exhibition Street is a small halal Chinese restaurant that opens all seven days a w... [more]
I found this restaurant on a list of Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne, and my family and I decided to try it on our fi... [more]
Located on Darling Street in South Yarra, the Medina Executive South Yarra apartment hotel is about ten minutes' walk aw... [more]
As a newcomer to Adelaide, Mekong Thai was the first place I had dinner at, simply because it was the nearest Halal rest... [more]
On the Eastern side of Currie Street, near the Leigh Street intersection, is a bright yellow sandwich board on the pavem... [more]
If you've been past Victoria Square lately, you'll have noticed the beginnings of what looks like a very large Christmas... [more]
In the Northern part of North Adelaide is the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, an indoor swimming facility perfect for those hot... [more]
Fans of Regina Spektor will be excited to know that the New York singer-songwriter is returning to Australian shores thi... [more]
06/12/2012 - 19/12/2012
Weekends on Hindley Street are a wholly different world to Adelaide's sunlit city bustle, and it is to the nighttime bea... [more]
If you're spending a few days at Victor Harbor, drop by Granite Island to see the penguins. There are tours that start a... [more]
I've always walked past the delis at supermarkets and noticed the piles of garlic prawn meat for sale, but I never got a... [more]
How do you feel about bowling? If you're not a big fan of that, then how about a round of laser tag instead? Kingpin Bow... [more]
There are two vegetarian restaurants on Bent Street; I've only ever visited one though, and that's Zenhouse Vegetari... [more]
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