Travel

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Taking in Japan’s history, arts and culture

2016-02-07 WELCOME to the fourth and final part of my Japan series covering my two-week stay at the land of the rising sun. Aside from the shopping and the food, one of the more interesting places that I went to with an old high school friend now working in...

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Dining and shopping in Tokyo

2016-02-06   WELCOME to the third part of my Japan series of articles. In this part, I will talk about shopping and dining in Tokyo. As I mentioned in the previous part, our hostel was located not 10 minutes from the Electric Town of Akihabara. If you’re a...

Friday, 5 February 2016

Rooms away from home in Japan

2016-02-05 FOR my two-week vacation in Japan, I learned how to spend my time there without busting my wallet or budget. One big concern that I had before heading there was where to stay in Japan for cheap, especially in Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital...

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Vacationing to Japan for cheap

2016-02-04 IT HAS been a dream of mine to take a trip to the land of the rising sun, Japan, ever since I was exposed to Japanese anime and tokusatsu, which are live action superhero shows such as the Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Super Sentai (known more in the...

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Live near your food: Farm stay in Bentong

2016-01-21 OLD MacDonald had a farm … so the nursery rhyme goes. But we’re not talking about that kindergarten song. Nor are we talking about the “Happy Farm” social network game in the virtual world of smartphones and laptops. Rather, I’m talking about a...

Chinese Garden at SoCal’s Huntington Library

2016-01-21 ON A typical day at the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library in San Marino, the smell of flowers — jasmine, camellias — floats across the garden’s man-made lake in the centre, flanked by limestone rocks, airy pavilions and hand-carved bridges...

British Airways’ top 6 destinations for 2016

2016-01-21 IF EUROPE and Britain are on your travel list this year, then check out British Airways’ top six destinations for 2016. Specially catering to culture seekers, city jetsetters and beach dwellers, all the holiday hotspots are within easy reach for...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Tutong’s fascinating destinations

2016-01-17 DUBBED as a district of rich culture and heritage, Tutong has an array of fascinating art, cultural practices and historical sites showcasing its wonder and beauty. It is situated approximately 45 minutes from the capital city and is abundant with...

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Exploring Penang’s Fort Cornwallis

2015-12-27 IN the late 18th century, the British East India Company built Fort Cornwallis in the northeastern coast of Penang Island with the purpose to fend off enemies and pirates from Kedah. As a fan of role-playing games with naval battle system,...

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Weekend getaway in George Town

2015-12-20 NO WORDS can describe George Town’s historic aura – it is said that there’s no other World Heritage Site quite like it anywhere else in the world. George Town – along with Melaka – was awarded the coveted title of World Heritage Site in 2008 by...

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Asia’s the most affordable region to be during holiday season

2015-12-06 JAKARTA, Indonesia has emerged the most affordable travel destination in Asia for US travellers this winter, according to the number crunchers at TripAdvisor. In fact, for Americans who’ve long had Asia on their minds, there’s perhaps no better...

And the best city in Europe is...

2015-12-06 LONDON tops a new list ranking the top destinations in Europe which, in addition to reams of hard statistics and figures, also took into account reviews and ratings from social media sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor. In the 2015 European Union...

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Culture and heritage come to life in Ipoh

2015-09-20 AN UNFORGETTABLE journey to Ipoh had definitely brought out the wanderlust in me. As part of the ‘Out of Window’ programme organised by Tourism Malaysia Brunei, I was given the opportunity to visit Malaysia third largest city, Ipoh. The capital...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Leisure travel in Indonesia

2015-08-30   INDONESIA’S cities offer a wide array of destinations for your leisure travel. Whether it’s shopping, sightseeing, enjoying modern amusement parks, relaxing spas and thrilling entertainment, the city of Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Medan and...

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Road trip to KK with Nissan Boustead

2015-05-24 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.   A...

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Journey into the night

2015-04-26 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

Ferrero Rocher of a drive to Kota Kinabalu

2015-03-05 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

Boracay island: Asia’s best beach

2015-02-22 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

Taking a breather in Busan

2015-02-05 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

Island of ‘chocolate kisses’

2015-01-18 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...

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