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Malaysia – Penang

Malaysia Part 3 – Penang Code Name: M.A.K.A.N Mission: Eat and Chillax Penang – our final leg for this mission. Truth be told, we didn’t think much of Penang the first time we set foot on this island in 2008… We were staying at the wrong part of the island and it was a company’s trip. We knew we had to give Penang a second chance after hearing friends and...

Malaysia – Ipoh

Malaysia Part 2 – Ipoh Code Name: M.A.K.A.N Mission: Eat and Chillax Choosing not to drive from Singapore for our Malaysia trip was a good decision. Without a car, the best way to travel inter-city is definitely by train. ETS (Electric Train Service) operated by the national railway operator KTM offers a pleasantly fuss free ride for our next leg – KL to Ipoh...

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

It has been 6 long years since we last set foot in Malaysia. Apart from visiting our good friends and relatives, there’s always something else that entices us across the causeway. Yes, you guessed it – the food! There are 3 parts to our Malaysian food trip. Part 1 – Kuala LumpurPart 2 – IpohPart 3 – Penang We could tell you how tasty they were and...

South Island – 12 Day Motorhome Experience

We had always wanted to experience travelling in a motorhome and there is nowhere better to do this than in New Zealand! It was such a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend anyone to try it at least once in his or her lifetime. Being in a motorhome provided us the freedom to explore this beautiful country and camping at remote places away from the crowd...

South Island – Lake Tekapo

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without a visit to Lake Tekapo. This small town has been wowing its visitors with an amazing turquoise lake for ages. It is also the world’s first UNESCO recognised Dark Sky Reserve. Which means the skies are almost totally free from light pollution and it is the best star gazing site in New Zealand! Unfortunately, we were...

South Island – Wanaka

“All right! That’s it, we are moving to Wanaka!” Well, that was our thought when we first visited our favourite town in New Zealand last year. Fast forward to this year, that thought hasn’t falter and we still want to move here…perhaps in our 60s after we are done with travelling. We love Wanaka for its relaxing lakeside setting, its stunning snow-capped Mt Aspiring...

South Island – Queenstown

Ask anybody about New Zealand, Queenstown would probably be the first thing that comes to his or her mind. Dubbed as the ‘adventure capital of the world’, this popular adrenaline junkie’s paradise is like a “bonus round” in a video game where you will be able to “power-up” and complete multiple things on your bucket list in one destination! When we...

South Island – Dunedin

To break up the 8.5 hrs long journey from Marlborough to Dunedin, we opted to spend a night in Christchurch, with a couple of pit stops along the way. Driving straight for more than 3hrs was no fun and the fact that we weren’t in a rush, breaking up the drive to avoid fatigue was a wise thing to do. The irresistible lure of Giant Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins...

South Island – Marlborough

Welcome to South Island of New Zealand and the country’s largest wine-growing region, Marlborough! No prize for guessing what we did here, LOL! We initially booked just an AirBnb room in a house on the ‘golden mile’ of Marlborough vineyards and wineries, however 2 weeks prior to getting there, the hosts informed us that there would be an increased in price due to the...

North Island – Wellington

Wellington – our final destination on the North Island. We chose an AirBnb (private room) located at Upper Hutt, which was approximately half an hour from the CBD. It would be an ideal base if visiting the Capital of New Zealand were our sole plan. Instead, we wasted quite a bit of time commuting from places to places daily. For our first stop the following...