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How to Get the Cheapest Domestic Flights in Malaysia

Offering arguably the best selection of budget airlines in the world, it comes as no surprise that Malaysia is second to none in terms of airline promotions. Home to the world’s best low cost carrier for five years running (according to the World Airline Awards), Air Asia is indeed the leading domestic airline in [...]

By | 2017-09-21T14:25:01+00:00 June 12th, 2017|1 Comment

How to Get from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Redang?

Getting to Redang Island (locally and commonly known as Pulau Redang) doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Actually, it’s quite straightforward. In most circumstances, tourists wanting to visit Pulau Redang book a flight into Kuala Terengganu (try Momondo and/or BookingBuddy) and then take the ferry from the city center to the island. If you are [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:49:20+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Amazing Snorkeling Experience – Redang Island

If you’re planning on visiting Malaysia in anytime in the near future you will probably come across the term ‘Pulau Redang’ many times while researching for your trip.  If you are not yet familiar, ‘pulau’ translates to ‘island’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Therefore, when you combine the terms Pulau and Redang we begin to talk [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:50:49+00:00 June 27th, 2016|2 Comments

How to Get from Dungun to Kuala Terengganu?

When you find yourself travelling up our down peninsular Malaysia’s east coast to see all the beautiful islands it’s important to have reputable transport information to rely on. After checking out Pulau Tenggol (Island) I recently travelled north to Kuala Terengganu in order to reach Pulau Redang (Island). Dungun is the ferry departure point [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:55:37+00:00 May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Wat Pho Travel Review

Bangkok welcomes millions of tourists every year.  Many of whom arrive to bustling Bangkok with no previous experience travelling in Southeast Asia.  This makes Bangkok both an “exciting” and a “slightly intimidating” place to take in what Southeast Asia has to offer. One of the challenges you must consider when visiting a city like [...]

By | 2017-09-25T14:38:04+00:00 December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

How to get from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is regarded by many as one of Malaysia’s nicest islands and we would have to agree. Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island), or Kapas for short, is dotted with beautiful white sandy strips of sand and it is surrounded by beautiful clear water. How clear you might ask? Well, we can confidently say that [...]

By | 2017-09-25T14:40:14+00:00 December 9th, 2015|1 Comment

My Experience Renting a Moto on Koh Lanta

Before I arrived on Koh Lanta in southern Thailand, I didn’t really know what to expect of the place.  Many of the outdated guidebooks that I had read referred to Koh Lanta as a bohemian, frontier-like island with minimal development and few tourists. This picture of true exoticness with jungle-fringed beaches seemed overly enticing. [...]

By | 2017-09-25T14:46:40+00:00 November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

How to Get from Don Mueang Airport to Khaosan Road, Bangkok

Everyday tourists book a flight to Southeast Asia and a few months later they land in Bangkok to start their journey throughout Thailand and its surrounding countries. Everyday tourists also gets scammed by Bangkok’s ‘seasoned’ tourist touts, taxis and tuk tuk drivers. In this article, we hope to provide you informative, current and reliable information on [...]

By | 2017-09-25T14:50:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|3 Comments

How to Get from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi

One of the most important connections in southern Thailand is getting from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi.  Although Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi are only an hour apart via ferry, they differ very much in terms of their character.  Koh Phi Phi receives more annual tourists.  Consequently, its beaches are busier and [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:04:38+00:00 September 20th, 2015|1 Comment

Train Tickets and Rail Passes

Whether you plan to visit Europe, Japan, the United States or another country offering rail passes it takes some serious time and effort to determine whether or not it is practical and economical to purchase individual train tickets for every journey opposed to an official pass. Rail Passes for Frequent Travel Based on our [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:10:07+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|1 Comment

Top Hotels on Koh Phi Phi

It takes very little effort to figure out why Koh Phi Phi is regarded as one of the most famous islands in Thailand (and maybe even the world). Superb limestone kart scenery is definitely one of the major highlights while visiting Koh Phi Phi. World-class diving and snorkelling excursions are also a must-try.  Come [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:11:38+00:00 August 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Water Reflections at Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Titiwangsa Park

Often overlooked by many foreign and domestic tourists visiting Kuala Lumpur, Lake Titiwangsa Park is a refreshing and relatively unknown attraction which is literally minutes away by car from the Petronas Twin Towers. Most tourists that visit Kuala Lumpur book a room for only a few nights which leaves them just enough time to [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:14:54+00:00 August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Top Hotels on Langkawi Island

Langkawi is continuously growing and becoming one of the most sought after island getaways in Malaysia for both international and domestic tourists alike.  This stems from many different factors.  One of which is definitely the wide selection of things to do on the island. Unlike tiny islands, Langkawi has a healthy mix of duty-free [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:17:19+00:00 August 17th, 2015|1 Comment

Top Hotels in Singapore

Singapore is regarded by many as one of the nicest modern cities in the world.  We couldn’t agree more with this common opinion. We also know first-hand that it is one of the most expensive cities as well.  This makes selecting the right hotel or guesthouse in Singapore a challenging task especially if you [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:18:44+00:00 August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Top Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

First time visitors to Kuala Lumpur often struggle to find the best available accommodation choices due to a whole range of factors. First of all, Kuala Lumpur is massive. If you choose a hotel without looking into its specific location, it could cost you literally hours in traffic jams in the downtown core on [...]

By | 2017-09-25T15:28:59+00:00 July 16th, 2015|2 Comments

Vibrant Little India, Kuala Lumpur

Locally known as “Brickfields”, Little India in Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant area that you should consider visiting if you happen to find yourself in Malaysia’s major metropolis. Often overshadowed by the ever-impressive Petronas Twin Towers and Petaling Street in Chinatown, Little India is definitely the most kaleidoscopic region in all of Kuala Lumpur. [...]

By | 2017-06-08T16:05:18+00:00 July 9th, 2015|1 Comment

Kuala Lumpur’s Breathtaking Tower Views

Often overshadowed by Singapore and Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur is a world class city that often doesn’t get the international recognition that it deserves. Why do we say this? Well, for one, Kuala Lumpur still remains a cultural melting pot despite the rapid development going on throughout the city. If you look in any direction you [...]

By | 2017-02-28T15:41:24+00:00 July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Pantai Cenang (Langkawi) Travel Review

Langkawi Island has been consistently becoming more popular with international tourists over the years. In my opinion, the Island’s growth has a lot to do with its duty-free status, beautiful public beaches and the ever increasing number of tourist activities available. One of the first questions that tourists visiting Langkawi must answer is where is [...]

By | 2017-06-08T17:04:29+00:00 June 27th, 2015|0 Comments

An Unexpected Visit to Zoo Johor (Johor Zoo)

Every once in a while as a tourist you will stumble upon something completely unexpected. This of course can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation. During my recent visit to Johor Bahru in southern Malaysia, I made an unforeseen visit to Zoo Johor (Johor Zoo) and it only reminded [...]

By | 2017-06-08T10:55:59+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

How to Get from Johor Bahru to Melaka

How to get from Johor Bahru to Melaka?  Well, we recommend utilizing Malaysia’s public transport system to save money for this journey (especially if you don’t have your own wheels). As you may have already heard, Melaka is one of Malaysia’s prime tourist destinations. Tourists tend to visit Melaka for a broad range of reasons, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T17:28:07+00:00 June 20th, 2015|5 Comments