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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 ...

Cultural Dirty Dancing

By: Bodrek Arsana Dirty dancing Balinese style? Joged bumbung is described in the guidebooks as a ‘traditional flirtation dance’. A pretty dancer in elaborate...

Rujak, favorite street food Indonesia

Eating out in The Big Durian, Jakarta Food Guide

By: Chandra Drews With The Big Durian’s (a stinky but delicious fruit, a nickname that aptly symbolizes the capital of Indonesia) 19 million inhabitants it's no...

Ricecooker shop Kuala Lumpur

Insider Tips Kuala Lumpur

By: Melissa Lin An insider’s insight into getting more out of your experience in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Indulge in gastronomic delights, explore KL’s eclectic...

Cengkareng Golf Course Jakarta

Best Golf courses in Jakarta

Indonesia might not be the first country you think of as a golf destination. But golf is a fast growing sport, especially in Jakarta. Golf courses in all shapes and...