Petronas Deepavali Webisodes – The true meaning of Deepavali

On the morning of Deepavali, Hindus will have a traditional oil bath. For most Hindu’s the significance of an oil bath on Deepavali day is sacred, and it represents the cleansing of one’s body and soul. Gingelly oil, is placed on top of the head, then slowly rubbed on the face, the body and limbs. [...]

Four Points by Sheraton Penang.. a lovely place to stay!

Upon arrival, at the Four Points by Sheraton, I immediately took to its open concept and huge, spacious lobby, featuring a panoramic view of the Straits of Malacca. It had a lovely resort feel and I could picture myself dozing off in a hammock under a shady tree, somewhere on this beach. Known as the [...]

Petronas Deepavali Webisodes .. Cultures & Traditions

On the Eve of Deepavali people decorate their houses and workplaces and make traditional Kolam ‘Rangoli’ motifs on the entrance, to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Lamps and candles are lit throughout the night. This leg of the journey, on the Petronas Deepavali Webisodes, brings us to a house in Seremban, the lovely home of Helen aka [...]

Petronas Deepavali Webisodes – Behind The Scene Filming

Some of you might have noticed via our Facebook and Instagram feeds that we were up in Penang, for the behind the scenes filming on the Petronas Deepavali Webisodes. That’s right, Petronas has created a series of 4 webisodes which will go on air on their official YouTube channel from 12th of November onwards. Hosted [...]

The Launch of Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Another great reason for us to visit Penang! Well, the news about Starwood Resorts & Resorts Worldwide along with Plenitude Berhad, opening Four Points by Sheraton Penang on the tropical paradise of Penang, was indeed welcoming news. Now, we would have yet another cool place to stay, on the edge of Ferringhi Beach, and with [...]

5 Great reasons to Stay @ Traders Hotel KL

Traders KL is one of those hotels that I have no qualms recommending to my friends who are transiting KL and looking for a strategic location to put up for a couple of days or the weekend. It is also a hotel I have no qualms recommending to my friends who live abroad, visiting on [...]

10 Things To Do in Hua Hin

Hua Hin, was one place in Thailand, that had been elusive to us, for so long. It wasn’t because we did not want to visit this place that was legendary for its beach resorts, it was more like the timing was never right, and it always escaped us, each time we tried to get there. [...]

How to Renew your Malaysian Passport in 1.5 hours

So the question I keep hearing these days is, How do you Renew your Malaysian Passport as fast as possible, and where should you go? Here is my experience at the Kompleks Kementerian Dalam Negeri (Ministry of Home Affairs), Sri Hartamas, just a month ago. My tips will help you renew your Malaysian passport as fast [...]

Stateless in Lahad Datu

Walking out of the Lahad Datu bus station just before noon, 4 teenagers sitting on the curb entrance of the station, wearing school uniforms and toting sling bags, jumped up and pestered me with inquisitive what, where, when & why questions. Their sudden approach had me feeling ill at ease. My replies were curt and [...]

A grand Stay, at The Grand Hyatt KL

Just a stone’s throw from the shops of Suria KLCC, The Grand Hyatt KL has a lot going for it.. super-solicitous service, excellent in-house dining and entertainment, and the most luxurious spa, swimming pool and gymnasium, surrounded by loads of landscaped greenery, that you can imagine. The 400 odd rooms and suites, are spacious and comfortable, [...]

10 Places to Visit when you fly into Kota Kinabalu


Kota Kinabalu is the modern and fast expanding capital city of Sabah, one of thirteen states of Malaysia, located on the northwestern section of Borneo Island. Sabah is fondly referred to as the land below the wind, because of its relative distance from the damaging typhoon belt. The weather, however, can still make abrupt changes [...]