Diving in Sipadan and Mabul Islands

Located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia, this place looks like heaven to me. During the 6 days I spent there, I loved sitting on the deck sipping cold beer, working on my tan and gazing at turtles and rays swimming right under the bungalows. The ocean was in the hue […]
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An Afternoon Biking around Tazawa Lake

My heart beat faster as we continued pedaling. The highway road took us through dense mountain forests where sunlight shone through towering pine trees, forming strange shapes. The fresh cool wind stroked my hair. We turned onto a small lane lined with rolls of chestnut tress. There was no other sound but our tires crashing […]
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Kakunodate: Sumurai Heritage & Dakigaeri Valley

Just one train station away from JR Tazawako Station, there lies this former castle town and samurai stronghold – Kakunodate. Although Kakunodate Castle is no longer there, you can still visit the old street lined with sakura trees and samurai mansions. This small town is actually a famous spot for cherry blossom viewing in Japan. In spring time, […]
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Intro to Malaysian Food

Malaysian food has been influenced by various cultures around the world, especially the three main ethnic groups in Malaysia – Malays, Chinese and Indians. Some dishes are very similar to the ones you find in Thailand but they have their own distinct flavours. Here are a few to try out the next time you are […]
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