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Borneo Jazz Festival 2019 - All You Need To Know

This year marks the 14th year that the Borneo Jazz Festival is being held in Miri, Sarawak, and is also the second time that the event is taking place at Coco Cabana by the Esplanade. The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of Malaysia's pioneer jazz festivals that has seen over hundreds of jazz musicians from all over the world perform here in Miri. Borneo Jazz 2019 also takes place from 19th to 21st July, which will see numerous local and international artist take stage for the 14th year.  ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, Sarawak Music Festivals, Marina Bay, Malaysia Asia


Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
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Narita Airport vs KLIA2 Review - Part 1

Following my previous airport review between KLIA2 and Don Mueang Bangkok , many have asked for my reviews of other airports in the region.  Here is my first part of the Narita Airport vs KLIA2 review, which is a three part series, and also a congratulatory to KLIA2 for winning some awards.  My mission in doing these airport reviews is to help raise awareness about the state of airport services, which many travellers are taking for granted, and by doing so provide constructive feedback...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Klia2, Malaysia Airports, Klia, Airasia News, Aviation News, Airport News, Malaysia Aviation News, Airport Reviews, LCCT


Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F is now an LCCT

In a significant recognition of the economic contributions and future potentials of low cost carriers (LCCs) in the vast archipelago, the Indonesian Government has designated Terminal 2F of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) as dedicated LCC Terminal for international flights. I am sure this is indeed a very proud moment for Indonesians, that they finally have a dedicated LCCT in their pursuit to be a regional LCC powerhouse.  Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F LCCT Eff...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Airports, Indonesia, France, Paris, Aviation, Shia, Jakarta, Airasia, Aviation News, Jakarta Indonesia, LCC, Malaysia Asia, Cebu Pacific, Soekarno Hatta International Airport


A Complete Guide to Royal Floria Putrajaya

For the flower and garden lover, I have come up with a complete guide to Royal Floria Putrajaya, and what is this event all about here in Malaysia.  Most Malaysians are generally not interested in flowers and gardens, mainly due to the hot, humid and unpredictable weather in Malaysia.But you will be surprised that there are in fact many who love plants and gardens in Malaysia, and the Royal Floria in Putrajaya is the biggest and best event to visit for this.This amazing Malaysian horticult...
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New Tourist Attraction in Kuala Lumpur - Kwai Chai Hong

There is a new tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur called Kwai Chai Hong, and it is found around Petaling Street or Chinatown in KL. For those of you who love heritage and street art, this is one of the highly recommended places to visit.  First of all, what is Kwai Chai Hong? Well, it is a little complicated to make a direct translation, but in English, it would simply be called Prankster Lane.This would be the most simplified and suitable name for this beautiful heritage place, but I have ...
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Marinda Airport Waisai Review

This review of the Marinda Airport in Waisai is for anyone who plans to fly from Sorong to Waisai in the Raja Ampat Regency. You should know that there is currently one daily flight from Sorong to here and this is the closest airport to entering the main Raja Ampat area.  From other major cities in Indonesia, all the flights land at the Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong, West Papua. Usually, travelers will opt to take the ferry to Waisai before catching the local boats to your resort in...
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Don Mueang Airport vs KLIA2 Review

As a frequent traveller all these years, I have visited more than 50 different airports ranging from really small to mega world class airports, and I guess it is time that I put some focus on airport reviews now.  This is not my first airport review as towards the end of this article, I will share some of my other airport reviews done over the last few years.However, in this review, I would like to emphasise on the current budget or low cost terminals that have changed travel rapidly in t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Airports, China, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Aviation, Laos, Bangkok, Klia2, Airasia, Asean, Kuala Lumpur International Airport


Silabur Cave in Sarawak

Have you heard about the Jade Caves of Sarawak? Yes, a cave that looks like it is made from jade, which is called the Silabur Cave in Serian, Sarawak.  This beautiful cave has been around for a very long time, and mostly visited by researchers, but in 2016, the cave became more popular among the locals, mainly due to the beautiful jade texture of the cave walls.  Silabur Cave in Sarawak This beautiful cave is found in the district of Serian, which is about 90 minutes drive from the cit...
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DRT Malaysia 2019 Expo

The DRT Malaysia dive expo is back for the second time and this scuba diving expo is being held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  This year's DRT Malaysia 2019 show will take place from the 15th to 17th February, and is the 30th DRT regional show.For this years Malaysian dive show, a total of 150 vendors will be participating to showcase their products while many other activities are lined up. Press conference during the official launch of DRT Malaysia 20...
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Borneo Bird Festival 2018 Event Review

This year, the 10th Borneo Bird Festival took place in its inaugural homeground at the Rainforest Discovery Center or RDC in Sepilok, Sandakan. This is also in the east coast part of Sabah Borneo.  Being one of the most influential bird watching events held in Malaysia, this festival sees a beautiful balance among nature, conservation and most importantly education.  Never before has a yearly bird festival take the initiative to promote bird conservation and awareness on such a large sca...
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10 Natural Wonders Of Malaysia

For travellers who are seeking an original tourism experience, I have come up with a list of 10 natural wonders of Malaysia that is undeniably beautiful.  This list was created personally by me, and now being recommended to anyone who wants to experience the best natural tourism destinations in Malaysia.  These natural wonders are not man made, but purely nature made, so places like Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations or even Putrajaya and others do not qualify in this list. 10 Natura...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron, Sabah, Pahang, Selangor, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Tourism Malaysia, Moss, Putrajaya, Cameron Highlands


Malaysia Airports, Airlines Booking Fees and Taxes - All You Need To Know

With many people traveling many times a year from Malaysia, some travellers have been hit hard by hidden booking fee charges from airlines and also the increasing airport taxes and fees.  Well, this article sheds light on all you need to know about the Malaysia Airports and Airlines booking fees and taxes, that may even shock you.  Over the years, many air travellers have had things easy, but in the last few years, much has changed in terms of online booking fees and even the increasing ...
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Rainforest World Music Festival Wins Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards

With a 21 year history for a music festival held in Sarawak Borneo, the Rainforest World Music Festival wins the prestigious Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2018 for the film and video category in Dublin, Ireland.  Helmed by the Sarawak Tourism Board, the unique music festival held in a rainforest was shortlisted as a finalist under the tourism and travel category for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards. The Rainforest World Music Festival or RWMF as it is commonly called, is also a...
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Fox World Theme Park Genting Malaysia Cancelled

The supposedly new 20th Century Fox Theme Park in Genting Malaysia has been canceled, and new owners Genting Malaysia has also sued Fox and Disney over this matter.  The shocking news was published on The Edge Markets  on 27th November 2018, months before the opening of the first 20 Century Fox theme park in Asia.  This comes as a massive shock for many theme park lovers, and also to the tourism industry of Malaysia. Many have been looking forward to the opening of this world class t...
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How Bird Watching in Sabah Became The Top Destination In Malaysia

While everyone is writing about ecotourism, beaches, mountains, cultures and food of Sabah, it is little known that the sport of bird watching has become one of the most successful sub-genres of wildlife tourism in all of Malaysia.  First of all, what is bird watching? Who does it anyway? And you will be surprised on how much tourism and revenue this hobby has brought into Sabah. Yes, this is not something where you come for a four day and three night excursion to Sabah.  In this arti...
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The Last Lun Bawang Longhouse In Bakelalan

For some reason, I had to write this article about the last standing Lun Bawang longhouse here in Bakelalan, which was inspired on my last visit here in October 2018.Though these people are a minority in the many ethnic tribes of Sarawak, the Lun Bawang people are also one of the smallest of the Orang Ulu group here.They can be found in the Lawas district of Northern Sarawak which borders Brunei and Sabah, where Bakelalan is one of the original and traditional place to see them.  After visit...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, David Jr, Julia, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario, Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bario Highlands


10th Borneo Bird Festival 2018 - What Can You Expect

The 10th Borneo Bird Festival 2018 will be held in Sandakan, Sabah on 1st and 2nd December, and many are happy to know that the decade long birding event is now coming back to its home ground. Since the conceptualization of this unique bird watching festival which started back in 2009, the Borneo Bird Festival has seen huge changes in the last 10 years, and is also known as the largest bird watching and nature festival in Malaysia.  The event has also brought together bird watchers from ...
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Travel Visa Guide Information for Malaysians

For most Malaysians, we have the luxury to travel visa free to many countries, and this is thanks to the Commonwealth agreement among each of the countries. Over the years, we have traveled without issues to many countries without the hassle of applying for any type of visa.   But since the last ten years or so, more Malaysians are getting adventurous and starting to travel to new destinations, and a little further than the regular destinations around Southeast Asia. ...
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Sarawak More To Discover Campaign Launch

The Sarawak More To Discover Campaign for 2019 and 2020 was officially launched at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on the 16th October 2018 to media and tourism industry players from here .  A creative approach in tourism for the coming year, the Sarawak Tourism Board and also the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak came up with a simple and yet catchy logo for this campaign that is schedule to run for two years.  The Sarawak Tourism Minister, CEO and other VIP's during the launchin...
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How To Go To Chemerong Waterfalls

The Chemerong Waterfalls are one of the most beautiful in Malaysia, and this article shares information about how to get here from Kuala Lumpur or anywhere from the country.  First of all, you should know that it is possible to make a day trip here to visit the waterfalls, namely for those who just want to take that Instagram shot.  And for the serious outdoor and nature lovers, you can book a tour that lets you trek and camp at the Chemerong Waterfalls, which is also known as one of th...
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Bakelalan Airport [Review]

This is a review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak, specially done for anyone who is planning to visit this beautiful highland in northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.  Bakelalan is one of two main highland towns that offers probably the best of Malaysian Ecotourism and also rural tourism, which is purely community driven by the local Lun Bawang people here.  Review of the Bakelalan Airport in Sarawak Arriving at the Bakelalan Airport First of all, you should take n...
Tags: Travel, Airports, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia Airports, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan, Lawas, Bandar Seri Begawan, Northern Sarawak


Royal Floria 2018 in Putrajaya

After skipping one year, Royal Floria 2018 in Putrajaya is back, and will take place from 25th August till 2nd September at Anjung Floria or Precinct 4.  This years Royal Floria Putrajaya will also be highlighting the expertise, creativity and professionalism of Malaysian designers to showcase our local talents, as part of the Malaysia National Day which falls on 31st August.  Royal Floria Putrajaya 2018 This year's Royal Floria will have a theme called “10 Wonders of Floria”, in c...
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AirAsia Flights To Raja Ampat

In an interesting turn in aviation news, AirAsia is currently considering adding a number of flights to new destinations around Indonesia, and one of them comes as a shocker. There may soon be AirAsia flights to Raja Ampat.  Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes mentioned that they are currently in talks with the relevant authorities about flights to Belitung. They are also looking at direct flights to Banyuwangi and Raja Ampat.  AirAsia Flights To Raja Ampat Arborek Island, one o...
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Malaysia Airlines New Baggage Allowance For Domestic Flights

From 1st August 2018, the new Malaysia Airlines baggage allowance for domestic flights will be reduced. This comes as a shock for many local travelers who have been used to the free 30kg baggage allowance all this while.  Malaysia Airlines has announced that they will reduce the baggage allowance by 10kg, bringing it down to 20kg from August 1st, and this applies to all economy class flights and tickets booked after the date.  Malaysia Airlines Domestic Flight New Baggage Allowance ...
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Things To Do In Bakelalan

Here is a list of things to do in Bakelalan, based on actual experiences that I have done over the years visiting this unique part of Sarawak, which borders Kalimantan.  Bakelalan is home to the Lun Bawang people who live 3000 feet up in the Maligan Highlands, which is sometimes referred to as the Kelabit Highlands. This is truly one of Sarawak's most hidden gem for a true tourism experience.  What To Do In Bakelalan The general landscape view in Bakelalan For those headin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, Ecotourism, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Kevin, David Jr, Carolyn, Kalimantan, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bawang


How To Go To The Rainforest World Music Festival

For anyone wanting to know how to go to the Rainforest World Music Festival in Santubong, I have come up with this guide for your convenience. This includes various ways including self driving to the Sarawak Cultural Village.  The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place on a yearly basis, and is one of the most unique music festivals in the world which is held in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Often called RWMF in short, this festival attracts people from all over the world too.  ...
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If You Only Have One Day In Kuala Lumpur

This article is specially created if you have only one day in Kuala Lumpur, and wonder what can you do around here. Many travelers make Kuala Lumpur a stopping or transit city when they are traveling around the region, mainly due to the cheap AirAsia flights being offered.  Personally, I have had many emails over the years asking me what to do in Kuala Lumpur in a day, and I have been providing all sorts of personal information to these travelers.I guess it is high time that I create this ...
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Short Transit In Kuala Lumpur - What To Do

For anyone having a short transit in Kuala Lumpur and wanting to know what to do, I have come up with some choices that you can choose from. These places to visit are the main iconic destinations in Kuala Lumpur city for anyone who is on a short transit in KLIA or KLIA2.  The list calculates the time taken from KLIA or KLIA2 to travel to the city, and by using the KLIA Express Train as this is the fastest route into the city with only 28 minutes travel one way. Also considered are the walkin...
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Uncommon Places to Visit Around Kuala Lumpur

Have you ever wanted to do something out of the ordinary out of Kuala Lumpur? Something really off the beaten path? Well, you are in luck as Kuala Lumpur does have some uncommon places worth visiting.  Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is commonly called, sits in the middle of the Klang Valley, which is the core of Selangor. As you may already know the regular touristic or Instagram worthy places, this list takes you to the next level.  Getting to some of the places mentioned here requires you t...
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