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Visit Malaysia 2020: Hidden Gems You Must Add To Your Bucket List Immediately

Visit Malaysia 2020: Hidden Gems You Must Add To Your Bucket List Immediately

By now, we’re all probably at least slightly familiar with the phrase ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’. Who can forget the whole logo debacle that happened more than a year ago? An amateurish design that got rightfully roasted by the masses on social media. Even the far sleeker, much more professional looking second design was ridden with […]

Valentine’s Traditions in Europe

Valentine’s Traditions in Europe

The creation of Valentine’s traditions is only fairly recent. The association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love began since the time of Geoffrey Chaucer, the Father of English Literature. For this was on St. Valentine’s Day,When every bird cometh there to choose his mate. —Geoffrey Chaucer, Father of Literature, “Parlement of Foules” (1382) Prior to […]

Romantic Destinations and Dining Experiences

Romantic Destinations and Dining Experiences

The search for romantic destinations takes place every year, especially around early February for the last-minute planners, because of this wonderful day, called Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated right in the middle of February. With that in mind, we put together this list to help you identify the most romantic destinations and dining experiences for […]

Travel Tip: Clothing for Culture and Comfort

Travel Tip: Clothing for Culture and Comfort

We have come to an age of globalisation: people from different cultures coming into contact with others more frequently than ever, thanks to the increasing convenience and affordability of air travel. With so many cultures, there are so many different cultural norms—for example, it is considered rude to not slurp when eating ramen in Japan, […]

Wave Hello to the 2020 Tioman Surf Festival!

Wave Hello to the 2020 Tioman Surf Festival!

You’ve heard of surf festivals; you’ve heard of Pulau Tioman; now, get ready for Tioman Surf Festival 2020! A Brief History about Tioman Surf Festival The person responsible for coming up with the Tioman Surf Festival is a local surfing enthusiast by the name of Hisham Uyub. Hisham started the Tioman Surf Festival a few […]

Top 5 Events Happening in January Around The World

Top 5 Events Happening in January Around The World

January is the start of a new year, but many places around the world have already jump-started on organising huge, exciting events! Here are our top five picks of events happening in January around the world: Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival—Harbin, China Starting off, we have the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in […]

The other side of Maldives

The other side of Maldives

We notice the mountain of garbage first. Then, the smoke spiralling from the top of it. A small woman clad in all black, from her headscarf to her long tunic, is sweeping. Her short coconut midribs broomstick scratches the ground, making not an inch of difference to the muddy street. Behind her stands a mosque […]

Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year

Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese New Year

On 25 January, several cultures will be celebrating the first day of the Year of the Rat, based on calendars derived long ago from the Chinese lunisolar calendar. Koreans, Vietnamese, and of course, Chinese will be celebrating the New Year on the same day. Historically, Japan also used to celebrate the new year on the […]