My Fuss-Free Vacation to Malacca.

They say travelling broadens the mind, nourishes the soul and heightens the senses. They also said that travelling can reduce stress because it is something we enjoy doing and an activity that doesn’t kill us like our jobs do. Except that it does drain your bank account if you don’t plan carefully. The whole of…

A Timely Escape to the Cove.

My beach vacation was a timely getaway from the hustle and bustle, the unwanted stress and the corporate poison from having left my company. Any later and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Also, any later will mean that I’d have to tussle with the Hari Raya and school holiday crowd! I booked…

A Costly Convenience for the Digital Savvy.

Sometimes I wonder if modern technology today is good for us. Technology has helped to save lives, complete tasks, build machines, design skyscrapers and manufacture various modes of transportation. Yet at the same time, technology can also destroy what we have worked so hard to create. It can turn round any time and stab us…

Colmar Tropicale, In All Its Glory.

So I’m going to have yet another long weekend in January this month, my first for 2017 apart from the one we had for New Year’s Eve. It is actually my 30th birthday surprise weekend getaway which was long overdue because my husband was unable to secure the dates in December on my actual birth…

Brace Yourselves! The Holiday Season Is Coming!

The school holidays may have already begun, and parents are scrambling to get their act together and plan their annual leave accordingly. Because the young ones are restless and itching to go on yet another vacation. December is only a week and a half away, with the Christmas holidays coming ever so closer to home….

Literary Travels: Books to Bring When You’re Travelling.

Alright, I have a question for you guys. Do you often find yourself sitting on your sofa or in bed reading and daydreaming about being that character in your book? The one who’s busy exploring the world, having amazing adventures while meeting incredible people? If you said yes, then you’re just like me. I envy…

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson: A Resort Like No Other Above the Sea.

Hello readers, I am finally back in reality after being AWOL or MIA on my blog for the past four days. I had been tucked away in a hidden cove in Port Dickson. My husband’s company had organized a weekend trip to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, a resort-styled sanctuary offering unparalleled superior surroundings with private…

What to Pack for a 3-Day Getaway.

Have you ever wondered what to pack for a 3-day vacation, only to realise that you have over-packed your bags despite planning early and ahead of time? Yeah, that happens to me quite frequently. Also, I don’t travel often so each time I make a mistake, it would be the same mistake I’d make when it comes to packing…

Photography in Motion.

Hello readers, Here’s a totally different post for today. Because you guys have done a wonderful job reading and keeping up with my blog these past few days. Also, we need a change of scenery. We all need a change of scenery once in awhile, don’t we? Anyway, I’m sharing a couple of photography cheat…

What to Get for Dad.

Father’s Day is not very far away (oh look, I managed to rhyme that line) now. Have you guys thought of anything to get for your dads? Well, neither have I but it would seem that my dad (and my mum too, on her birthday and for Mother’s Day) has forbidden my sister and I…

Trippin’ Down the East Coast.

Every year, for Chinese New Year, my family and relatives would go back to my dad’s hometown in Kuala Lipis, Pahang for the first day and reunion dinner on the first night, followed by a short trip to Fraser’s Hill (also in Pahang). The latter was more of a recent addition to our CNY vacation…

Drive with Your Eyes on the Road.

The time has come for the children to get up to mischief again and start monkeying around, and with reason too! As Chinese New Year falls on Monday and Tuesday, Malaysians are looking forward to yet another long weekend. Unfortunately, long weekends mean that many will be on the road either for a long weekend…

Slurpin’ It Up in Johor Bahru.

One highlight of my weekend in Johor Bahru, or fondly known as JB by the locals, was no doubt my cousin’s wedding. The spell-binding event had been meticulously decked out in a sea of purple, white and blue, and was planned and organised by my cousin alone, along with her then-fiance (now husband) and their…

Living Out of A Box, Literally.

I’ll be honest with you. I have yet to do what I have put forth to you. I have yet to take the opportunity to stay within the metal four walls of a container hotel. English majors and language nerds (including yours truly) will pounce on you for using this term without a care for…

Genting Highlands for Everyone!

My husband and I were back in Genting Highlands last Thursday, but not for gambling reasons. We don’t gamble. I’ve never been to the casino in Genting Highlands, to be honest. And I don’t plan to either. I have been to the casino in the Central Business District of Brisbane, however, and after seeing how…

Tipping Point of Relaxation.

Hello Friday, welcome back! We’ve been looking for you since Monday and expecting your arrival since Wednesday. Please stay a little longer this time, okay? Because we all need a longer break. Well, depends on how you see it but this weekend can be a long weekend because Deepavali falls on this coming Tuesday, 10…

Ringgit Malaysia: Revenge of the Fallen.

Pardon the line taken from the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie title, but if you accidentally stumbled upon a stash of hundred ringgit bills somewhere along the kerb, would you pick them up? Or will you think that it is a carefully-planned trap laid out by someone who will pounce on you the…

Nature’s Best; Finest Perfection.

Local travelling is just as good as international travelling because in both cases, you will come across places that you have never seen before, and learn a thing or two about that place. Now imagine if you’re revisiting the country or state, but instead of going to the same old places, now you try looking…

A Rendezvous in the Rainforest.

Our entire Sunday was spent mostly on the road and in the forest — 3 hours on the road driving up north to Grik to pay a homage to Mother Nature and to what I call the most prestigious and protected rainforest in all of Malaysia – the Royal Belum Rainforest, before leaving the place…

The Bridge on the Perak River.

The long National Day weekend has prompted yet another road trip back to Ipoh, Perak for us, despite having vacationed here some time back in May this year. There is something about Ipoh that resonates with us. And that the lifestyle and the cost of living are both laidback and affordable. Even more so than…