Sunday, 24 May 2015
BOUSTEAD Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Nissan cars in Brunei Darussalam, recently held its second Eco-Drive Challenge, this time dubbed the ‘Nissan Eco-Drive Hill Challenge’.
The destination: Kota Kinabalu and the foot of Mount Kinabalu.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
ON MARCH 16, Brunei’s very own global trekker Norhayati Abu Bakar and her husband Harun Kurt Eichbauer said goodbye to Brunei as they took off for London for the first phase of their journey to be the first Muslim couple to traverse the globe by...
Thursday, 5 March 2015
IT IS said that until you have driven from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu you are not yet a man. Legend or urban myth, there was for me a certain rite of passage, a coming of age, driving for the very first time on the soil of Sabah, the northernmost...
Sunday, 22 February 2015
IF Indonesia has Bali and Thailand has Phuket, the Philippines has Boracay. The picturesque Boracay island offers all kinds of adventure, from cliff jumping and snorkelling to kitesurfing and horse riding. And while you’re there, why not ride a...
Thursday, 5 February 2015
THE highlight of last year was for me visiting Busan, South Korea, where I was covering the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in December.
When the summit finished, there is no denying I was looking forward to spending some free time...
Sunday, 18 January 2015
AT THE heart of the Philippine archipelago, in the middle of the more well-known triumvirate of neighbouring islands of Cebu, Leyte and Mindanao, Bohol would probably register in most people’s minds as the site of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
CHENGDU, the “Hometown of Pandas”, was a place I had never heard of before, but it quickly became the trip of a lifetime and somewhere I would definitely visit again.
However, upon arriving at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, it felt more like a...
Thursday, 4 December 2014
HAPPY would be a fair description of my mood on receiving news that I had been selected to take part in a mass-media trip to Peninsular Malaysia.
Euphoric would be a more accurate description of my state of mind when I heard the “Malaysia Mega...
Sunday, 23 November 2014
WITH ITS wide selection of breathtaking and affordable retreats, ASEAN pampers island lovers with choices. When it comes to travelling on a shoestring budget, there are probably few other destinations than those in Southeast Asia that fit the bill...
Thursday, 20 November 2014
IF ART galleries, museums, good food and shopping are your thing then Taiwan could well be the perfect holiday destination for you. Besides, there are some truly natural wonders to be savoured.
You can start with Kaohsiung City where creative...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
I WAS in seventh heaven when I heard I would be spending five days on the paradisiacal island of Bali, which is famed for its natural beauty, culture and water sports.
I flew to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (commonly known as Denpasar...
TRANSPORT is always an important thing to think about when you are travelling. Different places have different driving cultures.
Thus, when you are on the roads, knowing local rules can save you from a lot of trouble – accidentally running over a...
Sunday, 13 July 2014
NANNING is a very easy city to fall in love with. It has a remarkable urban sprawl, interesting and attractive sites as well as cheerful enthusiasm among locals that will win over tourists and visitors alike.
It also houses one of the...
Sunday, 6 July 2014
TOURISTS are well aware of Bangkok’s trove of treasures – but the beach resort of Hua Hin might very well prove that there are hidden jewels besides Bangkok crying out to be explored.
Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand for Brunei and...
Sunday, 29 June 2014
TAIYUAN, the capital of Shanxi Province is a city rich in political, military, and religious history. After enduring repeated invasions and occupations over the centuries, Taiyuan is now an industrial giant in northern China as it has developed a...
Sunday, 15 June 2014
SHAANXI province is the birthplace of the ancient Chinese civilisation. It is a place to visit for people interested in Chinese history and civilisation. Shaanxi served as the capital for 13 dynasties, and was ruled by 73 emperors, a past that left...
Sunday, 1 June 2014
IF you are in Malaysia and looking for a unique spa experience, then go and rent a car and make your way to the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. Described as Malaysia’s first luxury natural hot springs, the spa is a fifteen-minute drive from the...
Sunday, 25 May 2014
IF YOU’RE looking to go on an ecotourism trip somewhere around the region, then the Royal Belum park located in the state of Perak in Malaysia would just be ideal for your next holiday outing!
The park is a gruelling five hours drive from Kuala...
Sunday, 18 May 2014
TOO expensive! The shop in front offered a lower price,” I exclaimed in broken Mandarin when I heard the price for this mug with beautiful oriental design. The middle-aged merchant gave me a puzzled look.
His bewildered expression prompted me to...
Sunday, 11 May 2014
LAST April, I had the opportunity to learn why Melbourne was voted as the most livable city in the world for the third time in a row (as of 2013), and I would credit this to its effective city planning, entrepreneurial culture as well as attractive...