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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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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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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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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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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Reciprocal kindness in Kalash Valley

I hate the word ‘busy’. Oh … I have been busy, much busier than you (competing which each other on who is busier). For me, the word ‘busy’ is like an excuse … oh, I could not spend my precious time with you, as my dear you are not worth my time, I would rather […]

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LOTR moment at Tongariro National Park

I am in Wellington, New Zealand at this time being. Accompanying my daughter for her first-year University registration here in the city. Spent 2 weeks here with her, exploring the city and its surroundings while at the same time trying to make her comfortable with this new place where she would call her second home […]

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