Kuala Terengganu Drawbridge

Beaches along the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia are heaven for aviation sports enthusiasts. The main attraction is the long stretch of white sandy beaches along the coastal line. The view from 500 feet above the ground looked like a straight road heading to somewhere mysterious, my favorite view while flying Paramotor here in Terengganu […]

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Ikan Kelah in Kiulu Tuaran

On our way out of Polumpung Melangkap in Kota Belud … we, the 3 traveling Sumandaks make a quick stop at a small town of Tamparuli to visit my local Tuaran Dusun friend, Lano Lan. A well-known local journalist cum photographer who writes for our local newspaper, NST for years. I need to check out […]

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USBA Jetty at Kampung Batu Payung

I was looking for a good sunrise and sunset spot when I was in Tawau just recently. My friend, Zell suggested that I should check out some beaches at Kampung Batu Payung for sunrise.  The village resides along the coastline of Jalan Tinagat road. The only place in Tawau that has sandy beaches. This place […]

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Hiking Maragang Hill Kundasang

If you are in Kundasang, I bet that you would love to have a closer view of the mountainous Crocker Range surrounding the area but like me, the thought of rigorous hours and days of hiking scared the hell out of me. And … if you could not resist the temptation to climb the gigantic […]

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Hiking Bukit Gelas Waterfall, Tawau

I just came back from a refreshing trip to Tawau, Sabah. A 12 days school holiday trip with 2 of my kiddos, Azzim (16 yrs) and Arissa (10 yrs old). Instead of the usual eat and sleep trip, I plan to have an adventurous and eye-opening trip for my 2 champs. Keeping in mind that […]

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Madu Tualang

Haze has been invading my oxygen supply since early last month and it gets worse every single day now. Never a miss for every single year during the dry season that we Malaysian have to experience the smoky haze from our neighboring country. I could cynically claim that Malaysia is a 3 season country now: […]

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The Quietness of the moment in Tasik Pedu

I just got back from Pedu Lake, Kedah, Malaysia. Located up on the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia approximately 5km away from the Malaysia-Thailand border, the lake is easily accessible via a well-maintained road. The 12km-long lake is part of the dense rainforest of Gunung Fakir Terbang, 6 1/2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur via […]

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The jewel of Semporna Sabah

For months I tried to find the excuse to re-visit my childhood hometown. Being born and raised during my teenage life in Tawau, Sabah, this place has a soft spot in my heart. I miss the food … I miss my old childhood friends and I miss talking in the Sabahan dialect too. This time […]

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Secret Hideout in Kuala Terengganu

I found a new secret hideout in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. A simple, quiet and rusty place for an introvert soul, like mine … or let me rephrase it again, an OLD and worn out soul like mine. Lol … Selfish me, everything has to be like mine … mine all mine, no sharing and I do […]

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Light Painting with Fire

I was with my three (3) other travel companions last weekend playing with lights at Taiping, Perak. A short weekend outing to start off our new travel team (we called us the #gengbajetravel). We planned to travel together since God knows … very long time ago …  but it always canceled at the very last minute. […]

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