Malacca Food Haven

If you ask me to recommend a must-visit place to a first-time visitor to Malaysia, my recommendation will be Malacca, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Malacca has a colourful history spanning over 600 years, from its humble beginnings in the 14th century to the centuries of colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch […]

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A Long Weekend @ The Datai Langkawi Part II

BREAKFAST During our stay in The Datai Langkawi, the resort’s F&B outlets pamper our palate with an extensive choice of culinary delights. We look forward to every meal at The Datai Langkawi. We started our days early indulging in the buffet breakfast. The breakfast spread was not a big variety but everything looked good. It was […]

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Sarawak Adventures -Hiking Gunung Murud (Part 2)

We ate our lunch and prepared our backpacks for our journey down to Long Repun where 2 four wheeled drive vehicles would take us to Bario. I thought there could be no more trials and tribulations descending from Batu Linanit to ending point after everything we had been through. Enough is enough. While waiting at […]

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Sarawak Adventures – Hiking Gunung Murud, Sarawak (Part 1)

Hiking Gunung Murud. Why not? Truth be told, I have become less confident in engaging hiking activities on my own resulting rejection of some opportunities that came my way last year. Also, my health issue requires active outdoor participation. When I signed up for the hiking trip, it was merely to boost my confidence level […]

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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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