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15 Best Things to Do in Kuala Sepetang, Malaysia

Kuala Sepetang is a vibrant fishing village located in Perak that’s 40 minutes drive from Taiping.  Formerly known as Port Weld, the village is a popular destination for “Cuti Cuti Malaysia”. With its excellent array of activities on land and water, a happy day out with family and friends is ensured.  The activities on land are listed from No. 1- 10, while activities on water are listed from No. 11 – 15 .  Continue reading

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15 Iconic Ipoh Foods You Must Try in Ipoh

When it comes to Ipoh food, it is so difficult to decide what to eat because there is just so much good food and you just want to eat everything ! I’ve picked out 15 Ipoh Foods that you absolutely must try when you visit Ipoh.  The food on this list is as iconic as KLCC is to Kuala Lumpur; and as iconic as Eiffel Tower is to Paris.   That’s how iconic they are. Continue reading

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Babi Guling Pak Dobiel @ Bali, Indonesia

When you are in Bali, Babi Guling is the one food that you absolutely must try.  You can’t leave Bali without trying because it’s pretty much equivalent to visiting Penang and not eating char koay teow.  The ubiquitous babi guling, or roast suckling pig, is commonly found in small stalls known as “warung”.  The most famous one would be Ibu Oka in Ubud, popularised by Anthony Bourdain when he did a TV show on it. Continue reading

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19 Best Things to Do in Jakarta, Indonesia

A twist of fate brought my husband and I to Jakarta for a little longer than expected – we will be here for the next one year or so.  I can’t say I was entirely thrilled by this idea because I’ve always typically associated Jakarta for business trips or corporate functions and have never really looked at it from a travel point of view.  What’s there to see ? What’s there to discover ? What’s the history behind this sprawling city with more than 10 million people ? Continue reading

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Kuala Sangga Fishing Village @ Kuala Sepetang, Taiping, Malaysia

Kuala Sangga (老港漁村) is a tiny little fishing village 30 minutes of boat ride away from Kuala Sepetang.  Kuala Sangga was established in the 1890’s and today it has about 40 – 50 families living in the village.  The village is so small that it will take you less than 20 minutes to walk from one end to the other.  To get there, get a boat ride from one of the many boat ride providers at Kuala Sepetang’s port as it is only rechable by boat.  Continue reading

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10 Fun Things to Do on Bintan Island @ Indonesia

Bintan Island is located within the Riau Archipelago of Indonesia.  With its proximity to Singapore, it is often visited via a short ferry ride from Singapore  (45 minutes to 2 hours of duration depending on the port of arrival).  Other ways of reaching Bintan Island include ferry from Johor Bahru, Malaysia or direct flights from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The Concubine Lanes of Ipoh

Ipoh Old Town has undergone a makeover over the past few years (see this list of 34 Cafes in Ipoh and you would know what I mean !).  Hipster cafes and boutique hotels flourished when the old became the new fab. The Concubine Lane  (or Panglima Lima, “二奶巷” , “Er Nai xiang”) was the next to follow suit.  Other than the Concubine Lane that most people know of, there are two other related lanes in the vicinity – the Wife Lane (or Lorong Hale, “大奶巷”,”Da Nai Xiang”) and the First Concubine Lane (Market Lane, “三奶巷”, “San Nai Xiang”).   Continue reading

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