A country’s slogan should reflect the nation and its people. Is Malaysia, ‘Truly Asia’?
The rafflesia takes six to nine months to go from bud to bloom, and then it dies in a week! So it is not just elusive, the rafflesia’s story is quite tragic, really. Up close with the Rafflesia, the largest and smelliest flower on Earth You’d have to be like Indiana Jones and hack your […]
Pickpocketing is a by-product of tourism. Malaysia is no exception as tourists do get pickpocketed and robbed sometimes – this is based on facts from tourist police.
It is one of the scariest places on earth, with an evil aura and a spooky disposition. And as I mentioned, I felt I was being watched when I was there. Is it a haunted place? My bone-chilling assessment is “yes”. End of the road: What is it about Japan’s Aokigahara Forest that attracts tourists? […]
When you’re travelling, using the public toilet is inevitable. Although not all toilets are deplorable, there are some which are truly remarkable.
It’s not always about the pumpkins and the Grim Reaper.In Japan,Halloween has a distinctly different flavour. Off The Beat: Getting spooked in Shibuya, Japan The Japanese take their Halloween seriously – no, dead seriously! The world’s biggest Halloween celebration isn’t in the United States but in Tokyo, where the world converges in Shibuya for the […]
As the island nation is prone to natural disasters, its people are well trained in disaster preparedness and have strong adaptive skills. What’s more is that rescue, cleanup, revitalisation are the standard operating procedures for the government of Japan.
Unlike regular durian, the kura kura durian hangs just about ground level from its tree when it fruits. It’s presumed that the fruit’s low-lying position gives credence to its name – even a tortoise can reach it.
Which country has the best taxi service?
The idea of diving into a lake to swim with thousands of jellyfishes (of the harmless variety) had never crossed my mind. It was never even on my bucket list, in fact……