Inventive Asian at Tim Raue, Berlin

“I don’t use potatoes, or serve bread, or any of that heavy stuff”, says Tim Raue, when he has had the time to stop by our table to say hello. Berlin that is well known for its risqué antics, anti-establishment views and inventive dining scene was just the place to eat well, and to eat […]

A Genuine Haven, called Gozo

The tiny island Gozo, that’s located just next to Malta is a genuine haven. It’s a great place to get away for the day – highly walkable with many great nooks, people to meet, as well as some terrific spots for lunch. On Gozo, you will find beautiful prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, breathtaking coves, great […]

Road trip – into the belly of Malta

One of the best ways to experience Malta, is by renting a car, and driving around the island. Some might say that the evel knievel antics of impatient drivers who drive heavy on the right foot are a nightmare to encounter, but coming from Malaysia, I’d say it’s pretty much the same sort of driving. If […]

Charmed by diminutive Valletta, Malta

One of the most historic spots in the Mediterranean, and one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, happens to be a place that I am currently in and exploring, Valletta, Malta. The charmingly diminutive capital, Valletta, a World Heritage City and European Capital of Culture 2018, is a perfect place to stroll […]

One Malay Kampung House, one KL Tower, a pair of Twin Towers and a Dtourist

A day after our return from Queensland, we become a tourist again in our own home turf. We met up with MJ Tam, a popular person of sorts in her hometown of Chicago, the windy city of North America, and one of the 6 winners of the DTour of a Lifetime competition. As a Dtourist, MJ had embarked […]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 2

Read Part 1 here.. 4. Eumundi  Eumundi markets, we were told, is a must visit. Open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am till around 2.30pm, it is one of the region’s largest outdoor markets. Well, we missed the Wednesday market, due to our kayak tour ending late, so we caught the Saturday one instead. […]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 1

For the avid foodie yet active traveller, Queensland, located on Australia’s northeastern corner, remains an alluring destination that has a great balance between good food, as well as adventurous activities such as surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, paragliding, skydiving, scuba diving, bushwalking, or just plain running along the beach. The availability and abundance of fresh seafood, local meats, […]

Win a Staycation at a Hilton Hanoi or Phuket, with DoubleTree KL’s Valentine Special !

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Let me tell you what Cumi & Ciki’s special song is, and what it means to us…  “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers – this song was played at our wedding dinner and it pretty much sums up how we feel about each other. And this was the song that […]

Happy Thaipusam !

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If you’ve ever heard of the Batu Caves, then you will know that it is famous for a couple of things.. Monkeys, Limestone outcrop, 272 steps to a temple cave, a Golden statue of Lord Shiva’s son, Muruga, and finally the location where the festival of Thaipusam is celebrated. This famous Hindu festival in Malaysia […]

Dining with locals, with Withlocals.com

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Most folks have heard of Plateculture, right, so the concept of dining like a local, when you travel is not a foreign idea. Enter Netherlands-based startup Withlocals which has pretty much the same concept – it is a peer-to-peer marketplace where local people offer home dining, tour experiences, and other local activities. There are 3 simple […]

Happy New Year – on the 1st Day of 2014

Wishing all our readers, a fantastic New Year.. Good Health, Good Home and Good Friendships… may God Bless you with all these and more – here’s to many good things for 2014! And also, wishing everyone, a happy-go-lucky, new year.. may you always find the humor in every circumstance, no matter what life dishes out […]