Who can resist the lure of a historical quaint hotel with pretty casuarina trees? It’s the Lone Pine Hotel along Penang’s Batu Ferringhi coast.
Imagine a waterfall that has a permanent rainbow at its base for a few hours in the morning. I found it near the old mining town of Sungai Lembing– the Rainbow Waterfall.
The Time Capsule Retreat is a new concept resort nestled between lush greenery in Sungai Lembing. What makes the retreat unique is the unconventional rooms– concrete pipe cylinder rooms and container rooms.
I was on a solo trip for just a day, and the one thing I wanted to explore was the food scene. So I based myself in the old part of the city, and stuffed myself silly!
It has been more than a decade since I last visited Bangkok– and it’s time to take on the heat, the traffic and the hectic craziness. Here’s my 5 days itinerary for Bangkok.
The Hua Chang Heritage Hotel in Bangkok is a classy and stylish sanctuary in the midst of all the bustle of the city outside its walls. I call it my absolutely fantastic city find!
From high-end fine dining, to simple Thai cuisine and its variety of street food, there is something for anyone waiting to indulge in the amazing Thai cuisine. During my visit to Bangkok, I made sure I sampled a huge range of its culinary wonders.
My trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market– where I zoomed along the canal on a long-tailed boat, walked around the busy marketplace, and bought delicious Thai food from boats.
The Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok provides a small sanctuary away from the chaos of Chinatown– and with its oriental theme, stepping into it is like being transported back in time to old world Shanghai.
Diving in the Phi Phi islands with Sea Fun Divers– only for a day, but I saw lots of turtles, and a leopard shark.
In the midst of lively Kata and its beautiful beach, lies the lovely Malisa Villa Suites Phuket. It’s luxurious, hidden, and its villas come with a private pool!
To keep up with the growing numbers of hotels and resorts in Malaysia– I thought that I’d list down the key ones that will be opening in 2016. Time to plan that staycation!
Banda Aceh suffered major devastation from the 2004 tsunami, but has since been rebuilt. However, remnants of the disaster are still visible– and I spend half a day exploring the city, and learning more about it.
I have never heard of Pulau Weh until I started diving early this year, when I was told of the beautiful reefs and marine life surrounding the island. So for my dive trip this time, Pulau Weh seemed like the most attractive choice.
With so many popular islands in Indonesia, Pulau Weh is often overlooked. I’ve never heard of the island until quite recently; and apart from the brilliant diving, it offers many other things to do as well. Here’s what I did.
The Bell Pool Villa Resort is just a short ride away from the lovely Kamala Beach in Phuket. Getting to it is like taking a journey in search of a lost village– it is secluded, private and surrounded by nature.