Johor Bahru in a Day – What to Do

I know what you’re thinking; you’ve seen it all before. I used to feel that way too. Johor Bahru is the ultimate weekend getaway for those of us driving up over the border and if you’ve not made the visit to Legoland, which seems to top every list around, did you even have a childhood? […]

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5D4N Bario – Exploring Bario (Day 2, Part 1)

“… a far upland plain [which] can only be reached by foot,… There are just one or two places on the map of Borneo — and, more widely, on the map of the world — where you can get farther away from a known place… from what most people call “the world.” There are fewer […]

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5D4N Bario – Exploring Bario (Day 2, Part 2)

Later in the afternoon, Auntie Lucy received a group of guests who were church friends of Auntie Lucy’s sister, Lilian Bulan-Dorai. The purpose of their visit to Bario was pilgrimage. It must have something to do with the revival story of Bario. Bario is full of surprises. Who would have taught Bario is a place […]

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5D4N – Cultural Show at Bario Asal Lembaa’ Longhouse (Day 3, Part 2)

Through travel, we put aside our differences and exchange stories of how we discover out-of-comfort-zone destinations. We shared the laughter with the church group who hiked the Prayer Mountain. At first, it did not cross my mind that the group would be doing spiritual activity on top of the mountain. Listening to their stories made […]

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5D4N Bario – Around Bario & Pa’ Umor Salt Spring (Day 3, Part 1)

On the third day into the trip, our activities include driving around Bario, enjoying local delicacy of Nuba’ Laya’, trekking to Pa’ Umor Salt Spring, visiting another pineapple farm and cultural performance at Bario Asal Lembaa’ Longhouse Homestay. After breakfast on the next day, Auntie Lucy and Lian drove us around the village. After being in […]

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Museums Day Out in Negeri Sembilan

A museum junkie like yours truly can be thrown at any museum and still love every moment of it! When the invitation was extended, my biggest worry was my job. Then things got out of hands and I needed the break. After the laid-back scuba camp at Perhentian Island just over the weekend and two […]

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If You Only Have One Day In Kuala Lumpur

This article is specially created if you have only one day in Kuala Lumpur, and wonder what can you do around here. Many travelers make Kuala Lumpur a stopping or transit city when they are traveling around the region, mainly due to the cheap AirAsia flights being offered. Personally, I have had many emails over […]

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