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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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 you. And … if you could not resist the temptation to climb the gigantic […]

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Is Paramotor Dangerous?

I was sitting at my favorite spot in Pantai Irama, Bachok, Kelantan when I saw a flying man up on the sky. I grabbed my handphone, snapped a photo and posted it on Instagram. 10 November 2012: I said to myself while watching the flying man – “I want to fly like that man”. A […]

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Exploring Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

I always dream of how I would wander alone in New Zealand. Just immerse into the moment surrounded by nature, with my travel companion – my loyal camera, safely tucked in my backpack. New Zealand, the land of vast open space with beautiful landscapes. I had my chance last year while on a quick trip […]

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Ramadhan 1440 H/ 2019 M

25th Ramadhan 1440 We are in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Out of the 30 days of a blessing month of Ramadan, the last 10 days is the most blessed and anticipated nights. Believers take extra effort to increase their prayers and devotions toward the Almighty during these nights. A month of self-restraint against […]

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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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Flying to the mysterious island in Hulu Selangor

04.05.2017: They fly and explore various places around Malaysia with their engine powered wings during weekends, public holidays or special events. Being an adventurous spirit, I frequently join them for cross-country (XC) flying trip around Malaysia. Exploring and gliding through the airspace and seeing Malaysian’s landscape from a different perspective. My alarm went off at 5 […]

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another visit to Northern Vietnam

My second visit here at Northern Vietnam and my first was five years ago. This time around we covered Sapa, Y Ty, Ha Giang, Dong Van and the Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang. We drove along the road close to the border of Vietnam and China starting and ending at Hanoi. Acres and acres […]

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Am I lucky?

How not to get bored of traveling? My way? Planning for each travel trip is very important to me. If I plan to be at a place for say 14 days, I would plan on my everyday itinerary together with my backup plan if anything doesn’t go according to my plan. Flexibility help reduces my […]

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Bored with Traveling

A friend asked me. After so many places that I have been to, do I not feel bored? After a while every place would look the same, she claimed. She travels a lot too. Covering common touristy places that normal tourist would go but yes, I think she has a good point there. We tend […]

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