The crown jewel of diving in Malaysia and with good reason. Sipadan is a tiny oceanic island that rises 600m from the seabed. Frequently rated by many dive journals as one of the top dive destinations in the world, Sipadan is located at the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. […]
The tallest mountain in Malaysia towering at 4095m, Mount Kinabalu is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being home to botanical and biological species that are rare to find anywhere else in the world. Cloaked in swirling mists and rich flora and fauna, the spectacular scenery that await climbers at the summit makes it the main […]
In my juvenile aspiration to be an Ocean Yachtmaster and sail around the world someday, I decided to take up a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) course to be a certified skipper. Barely introduced to sailing when I joined a Competent Crew course just months ago, this was going to be quite a big step. 5 days […]
I should be bragging that I did the impossible: I enjoyed the Shanghai World Expo 2010. After all, it’s said that if you don’t go to the Shanghai Expo, you will regret it. And if you do go to the Shanghai Expo, you will regret it even more. I managed to visit over 60 different countries’ pavilions in […]
With the Shanghai World Expo 2010 nearing its end, air tickets to Shanghai were astronomically inflated. A cheaper and much recommended alternative is to fly to Hangzhou, a short train ride away. And its beautiful scenery and peaceful serenity makes it a good getaway after squeezing through the bustling city of Shanghai.
Regarded as the best spot for stargazing just outside of Singapore, Mersing is a town on a eastern coast of Malaysia with a spectacular view of the night skies. We set out to camp at an open area the size of eight football fields for an unobstructed view of the heavens above, while braving a […]
London makes the first stop on my Europe Road Trip 2008 that would take me across the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Belgium. Technically London wasn’t a road trip though – We explored London on foot since we’d only picked up our rental car in Germany.
Germany was our second stop in our Europe Road Trip 2008, after arriving from London via British Airways. Our entire road trip takes us through Germany a number of times, weaving in and out of the country as we make our way around Europe. This was necessary as Germany took up much of the central area […]
Coming in from Germany, France was next on our road trip as we headed north into Belgium. Being the country with the highest tourism in the world, France offers plenty to explore and experience for all travelers.