Asia

Exploring Cambodian Street Food in Siem Reap on my Yellow Vespa

May-10-17

My fondness for Siem Reap started on a Vespa. These colourful chic scooters have fancied me, ever since I saw Audrey Hepburn on it in Roman Holiday. Sadly, I can’t ride two-wheelers to save my life. Riding as a pillion gave me all the opportunity to explore what I otherwise couldn’t have in Siem Reap. As evening falls and darkness sets in, that’s when this city reveals its delectable and bizarre food. The After Dark Foodie experience by Read more »

Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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Exploring Cambodian Street Food in Siem Reap on my Yellow Vespa

May-10-17

My fondness for Siem Reap started on a Vespa. These colourful chic scooters have fancied me, ever since I saw Audrey Hepburn on it in Roman Holiday. Sadly, I can’t ride two-wheelers to save my life. Riding as a pillion gave me all the opportunity to explore what I otherwise couldn’t have in Siem Reap. As evening falls and darkness sets in, that’s when this city reveals its delectable and bizarre food. The After Dark Foodie experience by Read more »

Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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11 Foods that I discovered on the streets of Yogyakarta

Mar-03-17

Lying in the foothills of volcanic Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta was once the cynosure of several ancient kingdoms. The last eruption was in 2006 when it left the town in a thick layer of lava, tonnes of ash and severe damage but that did not break the spirit of people here. The more you delve into its stories, the more you get rapt in its character. And talking about character, there’s no way you can leave its food out. Food in Yogyakarta has be

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Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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Container Hotel Review: Budget Stay in Ipoh

Mar-08-17

When I am travelling solo my criteria for choosing a stay is a.) has to be centrally located and b.) should be dirt cheap. And if this budget option comes with an exclusive feature, then even better. The Container Hotel is an ideal, no-frill option for the solo travellers who are not lo

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Bukit Tinggi: Escaping the French way in Malaysia

Jun-07-17

If the quirks of this place can fascinate people yet, I bet its sui generis architecture must have stirred curiosity back in 2000 when it first opened. Despite no colonial history with France, its influence very much exists in Bukit Tinggi, a hill located 48 km north of Kuala Lumpur. Colmar Tropicale, a themed resort, celebrates the eponymous town in north-eastern France through its half-timbered buildings and paste

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Slow Travel: 9 Practical Reasons Why You Must Consider Travelling to Malaysia

May-28-17

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

It’s been almost seven years since the travel bug got stuck in my feet and all these years my way of travelling and approach to look at the countries has taken substantial shifts. I am not the traveller that I was in 2010; I find warmth in slow travel. I like to li

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6 Recommendations for a Relaxing Getaway to the Cameron Highlands

Apr-02-17

I was told that this place is dull as there is not much to do. Indeed, I was looking for a place where I could do Nothing. A spur-of-the-moment decision brought me to Cameron Highlands in the Pahang state of Malaysia. I was tired of keeping up with the ‘must-do’ in the small towns of Malaysia and was looking for a comfortable getaway. Cameron Highlands draws a parallel to the likes of Darjeeling and Nuwara Eliya where British fou

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Planters Country Hotel Review: An Affordable English Stay in Cameron Highlands

Apr-02-17

It is no less than art to find a perfect stay which adds an extra touch to make your holiday unforgettable. I am fond of the places which help me get a better local experience of the destination yet fits into my budget comfortably. When I decided to visit the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, an English plantatio

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Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

Read more »

Container Hotel Review: Budget Stay in Ipoh

Mar-08-17

When I am travelling solo my criteria for choosing a stay is a.) has to be centrally located and b.) should be dirt cheap. And if this budget option comes with an exclusive feature, then even better. The Container Hotel is an ideal, no-frill option for the solo travellers who are not lo

Read more »

6 Recommendations for a Relaxing Getaway to the Cameron Highlands

Apr-02-17

I was told that this place is dull as there is not much to do. Indeed, I was looking for a place where I could do Nothing. A spur-of-the-moment decision brought me to Cameron Highlands in the Pahang state of Malaysia. I was tired of keeping up with the ‘must-do’ in the small towns of Malaysia and was looking for a comfortable getaway. Cameron Highlands draws a parallel to the likes of Darjeeling and Nuwara Eliya where British fou

Read more »

Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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Singapore Guide: 6 Travel Suggestions from a Local

Apr-12-17

This city or country never ceases to amaze me. If you think you have seen Singapore having experienced its world class safaris and amusement parks, then you have only touched its surface. It has a lot to offer which sadly gets shrouded by tall skyscrapers and gleaming city lights. I have rarely seen people travelling to Singapore taking unusual routes and so, here is the lowdown on travel suggestions from a local in my Singapore Travel Guide seri

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Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

Read more »

Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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Living with the Mishing Tribe of Majuli

Mar-10-17

I arrived at Majuli with empty expectations. The two weeks that I was on the road crisscrossing the states of Arunachal and Assam, it left me with the not-so-good impression of the people of Assam. Like, in general, the faces are weary and devoid of any smile unlike the people in Arunachal who are incredibly warm. But I was looking forward to spending time with the Majuli's Mishing Tribe which is one of the largest ethnic tribes of Assam. The tri

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Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

Read more »

Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh

Mar-15-17

Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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