Sunday, 1 May 2016
CHINESE tourist agencies and local authorities are hoping that lectures given to tourists ahead of the May Day holiday can avoid the unruly behaviour for which the country’s travelers and sightseers have become notorious.
In recent years, Chinese...
Saturday, 19 March 2016
WHILE sitting at my kitchen table and watching dark roast coffee dripping into my cup through a stainless steel filter, I thought about my recent trip to Ho Chi Minh and how the experience resembled the cup of Vietnamese-style coffee that I was...
Sunday, 28 February 2016
IT WAS last April 25 just before noon, that the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal. I was taking photos of a Sadu, a Hindu priest, at the Vatsala Temple in the ancient Nepalese capital, Bhaktapur.
The ancient stupa and towers in...
Sunday, 7 February 2016
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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...