In recent months, I’ve been bitten by a different type of traveling bug: I’m beginning to enjoy traveling in my own backyard. I’ve only starting to realize how much Sarawak, the Malaysian state on the Borneo island, has a lot to offer: lush tropical rainforest, unique wildlife, and arresting indigenous cultures, etc. The three things…read more
Dear U, The Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan is famed for its ethereal lake, pristine forests and world renown cycling path. It is one of the more touristy site in Taiwan, with busloads of Chinese tourists descending upon this lake everyday. Beyond its natural beauty, this is also where the Thao people live, the…read more
The Borneo island is one of the least explored islands in the world, even though it’s the 3rd largest island in the world. It’s therefore not surprising that there are mysteries to discover and adventures to be had. Even though I was born and raised on this exotic island, there are things that I’m just…read more
Do you know the strange feeling of looking at your home as if it’s an exotic land? After traveling the world for the past 10 years, returning to my home land of Sarawak, on the Borneo island, I began to see my own “backyard” with a new light; like a foreigner excited to explore one…read more
From foreign backpackers in the past to Chinese tourists of recent years, visitors have been coming to Dali for centuries. There’s just something about this ancient town that has managed to draw people in from ancient time till now.
Dear U, With hoards of cultural attractions and outdoor activities, it’s strange how the Sulawesi island of Indonesia doesn’t feature very prominently on travels’ radar. Just as well, as those who venture off the beaten path could have the whole place to themselves. One of the most riveting and interesting things I’ve seen in Sulawesi…read more
Most visitors to China see but only a small portion of this massive country; treading well inside the confine of the beaten paths established by travelers who came before them. Granted there are amazing cultural, historical and natural sights: the Great Wall, Zhangjiajie, the Terracotta Warriors, Panda, etc. just to name a few.
Dali, Yunan is one of my favourite places in China. It’s one of the more authentic old town in China that hasn’t been done up too much to attract the tourists’ money, ala Lijiang. Old decadent buildings mingled with the new squeezed in between the imposing Cangshan (Grey Mountain) and the ethereal Erhai Lake.
Dear U, The beauty of Xihu (West Lake) in Hangzhou has captured the hearts of the Chinese for centuries. It was exulted in poems, paintings, love letters and has ingrained in the imagination of the people as the epitome of beauty with an element of romanticism.
This February I celebrate 10 years of traveling and life on the road. To commemorate this milestone, I’ve come up with a series of Top 10 posts. These choices are based solely on my personal experience. 10 memorable experiences