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Singapore: Hostels, Guesthouses & Budget Beds

By: Cher Tan Singapore is an expensive city. Any backpacker or tourist arriving in Singapore after having done their rounds in Southeast Asia can attest to that. Gone...

Schoolchildren at the Borobudur, By: Ogi Fran

Borobudur: the Largest Buddhist Temple in the World

By: Labodalih Sembiring The Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It took approxiamtely 75 years to build and stems from the Syailendra dynasty in the...

Hawker's center Singapore

Singapore Food, 5 Mouthwatering Specialties Not to be Missed!

By: Cher Tan Singapore is like a neverending food fest, with bitesized snacks and aromatic curries on every street corner. With  roots in Chinese, Malay and Indian...

The Hills are Alive in Malaysia: Explore Fraser’s Hill

By: Melissa Lin A favourite get away for locals and visitors alike from the sometimes unbearable heat of the Malaysian sun is Fraser’s hill. Located in Pahang, about...

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Insider Tips Singapore: Some Spots not 2 Miss in Singapore

By: Cher Tan Find yourself in Singapore not knowing what to do? Check these insider tips for some off the beaten track quirky city gems! Craving for a 24-hour...

Indian Roti with curries Malaysia

Malaysian Food: Diversity at its best!

By: Melissa Lin Malaysia offers infinite varieties of different cuisines. It is here the gastronomic adventure begins. Indian curries, Chinese soups and Malay...

The Red Square Malacca

Introduction to Malacca, Malaysia’s historic city

By: Melissa Lin Malaysia’s historic city Malacca has witnessed the height of a Malay empire and later occupation by the Portuguese, Dutch and English. She is also...

Indigenous people, Indigenous Rights Rally

People of Malaysia: Truly Asia, Truly Divided?

By: Melissa Lin In recent years, Malaysian people have been placed head to head with each other. The reality of different ethnicities, culture and faiths co-existing...

Chinese Temple Penang

Penang Malaysia, Pearl of the Orient

By: Melissa Ling Penang Island, fondly crowned by locals as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ attracts to its shores a multitude of visitors. It is not hard to imagine why,...

The Best of Bali’s Warungs

By: Bodrek Arsana Surrounded by the foreign franchises and the fancy “fusion cuisine” cafés, the Balinese warung holds its own. These traditional restaurants ...