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A Guide To Pantai Cenang Langkawi

Following our lazy and luxurious Christmas at the Berjaya resort we returned to our backpacker status (and budget) in Langkawi’s major beach resort Pantai Cenang. The beach here is beautiful, 2km of silky white sand and clear turquoise sea, its lined with low rise bungalow resorts, water-sports companies, laid-back bars and palm trees. Its an ideal location to relax for a […]

10 ways to experience the real BALI

“Bali is more than a place; it’s a mood, it’s magical; it’s a tropical state of mind.” Bali is always a good idea, it’s no doubt one of the best travel destinations for families. It’s my second time visiting Bali and I am still loving this place. This time round, I am determined to let […]

Layang Layang Island, Sabah

Layang Layang, meaning kite, is fast becoming another one of Malaysia’s premier dive destinations after the world- famous Sipadan Island. This oceanic haven is situated in the South China Sea about 300km north-west of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. Its mass supports a luxurious 90-room dive resort, a Malaysian Naval base and a nesting […]

Pulau Tiga Marine Park, Sabah

Pulau Tiga is the largest of the three islands that make up Pulau Tiga Park. Its beautiful landscape and unspoilt natural environment attracted CBS TV Network of the USA to use it as the main location for its first ever episode of the popular ‘Survivor’ Programme, dubbing it the ‘Survivor Island’. This island was formed […]

Mabul Island, Sabah

Mabul Island is reputed to be one of the best places for underwater macro-photography in the world. Located in the clear waters of the Celebes Sea off the mainland of Sabah, it is surrounded by gentle sloping reefs two to 40m deep. Covering some 21 ha., it is considerably larger than the nearby Sipadan Island […]

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Located just a 10- to 20- minute speedboat ride away from Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park comprises of a cluster of five idyllic islands spread over 4,929 hectares, of which two-thirds is sea. The islands – Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sulug, Pulau Gaya and Pulau Sapi have soft white […]

Sipadan Island, Sabah

The late Jacques Cousteau, a world-renowned oceanographer, once described Sipadan Island as an untouched piece of art while divers around the world have voted it as one of the top five dive sites in the world. Rising 700m from the sea floor and at only 12ha., Malaysia’s sole oceanic island is very small in size. […]

Putrajaya Cruise

Putrajaya lake is in the heart of the administration city, and visitors can take a leisure cruise on the lake. One can view stunning vistas of the surrounding area from the cruise, including the Putrajaya Mosque, Putrajaya Bridge as well as several government administrative buildings. Visitors can opt to sail the lake on a passenger […]

Port Dickson Beach, Negeri Sembilan

The beaches of Port Dickson (PD) is a famous weekend retreat for city dwellers. Port Dickson is said to have been named after a British officer, Sir John Frederik Dickson in 1889. Others mention that the place was named after another British officer who supervised the British ports handling ore in Lukut, a district of […]