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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...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan

Taking Your Pet Cats And Dogs To Australia – A Definitive Guide

Taking your pets to Australia might be considered one of the more stressful parts of your journey down under. As an extended part of many families, leaving the care of your dogs or furry feline friends in the hands of strangers requires a little research and a lot planning. This article was originally published over ten years ago, so with this in mind, we’ve reviewed this article and have updated it to keep it in line with more recent practices. Taking Our Cats To Australia We have two cats wh...
Tags: Travel, Post, UK, Australia, Pets, ISO, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Perth, Western Australia, Aussies, Us Virgin Islands, Sarawak, Bengal, Tobago

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, it’s become eas...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Train, United States, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei

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...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Instagram, China, Malaysia, Waze, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, David Jr, Facebook Page, West Kalimantan, Kalimantan Indonesia

Eating Everything in Kota Kinabalu

I firmly believe that Kota Kinabalu is one of the most underrated cities in Southeast Asia. Hardly anybody talks about it, but for me, it was love at first sight. After originally planning to spend three days in town, Dave and I decided to extend our stay to three weeks within several hours of arriving. A huge reason behind this decision was the incredible food scene. I think that Kota Kinabalu is one of the best cities in the region for food, pulling even with Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, ...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Dave, Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Sarawak, Saigon, Kedai Makan, Bangkok Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Yee Fung, Pan Mee From Lido Pan Mee Pan mee, Lido Pan Mee, Pan mee, Sri Latha Curry House, Sabah Chilli Pan Mee, Bilal Nasi Kandar Restoran Bilal

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

One Bus, Six Hours, and Eight New Passport Stamps

Overland border crossings suck. They’re one of my least favourite parts of travel. Not only do they usually mean dealing with hours of queueing beneath a scorching hot sun, but scams are rife, directions are non-existent, and nobody ever really seems to know what’s happening. And yes, I’m mostly referring to Southeast Asia as I write this. In the early days of my travels, I used to do everything I could to avoid overland border crossings. I flew from Budapest to Kiev to avoid crossing the border...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Dave, Thailand, Budapest, Malaysia, Moscow, Brunei, Cambodia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Sabah, Maldives, Borneo, Kiev, Kota Kinabalu

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...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Music Festivals, Dublin, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, David Jr, DUBLIN Ireland, Sarawak Borneo, Sarawak Tourism Board, STB, Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, RWMF

Motorbike routes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has some of the world’s most stunning scenery — massive mountain ranges, dense cloud forests, tea plantations, and tiered rice terraces — and the best way to explore it is to rent a motorbike and hit the road. But before you hop on a bike in an area of the world where the roads are busted, the traffic out of control, and the driving rules hardly respected, take a motorbike driving lesson, get an international driving permit, and a health insurance plan that will protect you in...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Bali, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Long Beach, Vietnam, Google Maps, Laos, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Pai, Chiang Mai, Sapa, Wind Cave

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...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, America, Malaysia, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, Birding, Malaysia Bird Watching, Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia Asia

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

Where to go in Asia without crowds

While it may be difficult to get to Asia from the United States, cramping up on a 17-hour-long flight is a worthy trade-off for its dramatic landscapes, vibrant cultures, and crazy cheap, mouth-watering cuisine. These long flights drop you off with no sense of what day it is, and that disorientation combined with fast-paced languages and dizzying street traffic can leave you feeling as if you’ve entered a different world. That is until you walk down the street and run into tour group after t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Thailand, Unesco, United States, Everest, Nepal, Cambodia, Tokyo, Uzbekistan, Leo

STB launches new Visit Sarawak More To Discover Campaign Logo

STB launches new Visit Sarawak More To Discover Campaign Logo ( = || []).push({}); Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) launches the Visit Sarawak Campaign Logo with new tagline of More to Discover, ahead of its official launch scheduled for this December. The event was held in J.W. Marriot Hotel Kuala Lumpur a few days ago. We have not travelled to Sarawak for more than five years and we were excited to attend our first Sarawak Tourism Board event. At the event,...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Events, Austria, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Headline, Kuching, Sarawak, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Anthony Bourdain, State, Incheon, Sarawak Tourism Board

Authentic Sarawakian Food at Restoran Dapur Sarawak Now on GrabFood

Authentic Sarawakian Food at Restoran Dapur Sarawak Now on GrabFood In August, GrabFood Malaysia ran The People’s Pick campaign where KL’ites voted for their LOCAL FAVOURITES. These restaurants were handpicked by the people, for the people through the campaign. The 13 ‘The People’s Pick’ Restaurants are: 1.Ravi’s Banana Leaf 2.Solaris Café 3.Chi Mac 4.Breadfruits 5.Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey 6.TNR by Sean & Angie (My Toast & Roast) 7.Lorong Seratus Tahun 8.Apam Balik Nusantara 9.Restoran Dap...
Tags: Travel, Google, Food, Featured, Malaysia, Headline, Tnr, Sarawak, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia - Food, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak Laksa, Meng Taman Shamelin Char Siew, Mid Valley, Ravi

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...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board, Bakelalan, Borneo Jazz Festival, JW Marriott Hotel, Sarawak Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur What

KY eats – Ah Chee Tom Yam, Kota Kinabalu

Part of my responsibilities at work involves traveling to Kota Kinabalu at Sabah. That’s mighty fine by me since it is probably my top 3 cities in Malaysia, the other two being Penang and KL. Kota Kinabalu has it all, crystal clear ocean minutes away from the city, Mount Kinabalu, rich local culture, and just maybe too many Chinese and Korean tourists these days. Ah Chee Tom Yam, at Kota Kinabalu Anyway, since I happen to be at KK more often these days, I make it a point to explore the local fo...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Sabah, Halal, Food Video, Kota-kinabalu, Sarawak, Eats, Halal Food, Tomyam, Mount Kinabalu, East Malaysia, Ah Chee, Tomyam Meehun, Chee Tom Yam Kota Kinabalu, KL Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Aunty Lan Laksa Sarawak, Tin Ha Kopitiam (New Location)

For Sarawak Laksa lovers who makes PJ their hunting ground, most of you would have tasted Aunty Lan’s Sarawak Laksa, who used to operate at NZX food court since 2017. The stall has since moved out, and for many weeks many of us was at a loss on where she’s moved to. Tin Ha kopitiam, Kampung Subang Well, today is your lucky day, thanks to Uncle Meng, I was informed that Aunty Lan has moved to the new location just a few minutes away from Subang Airport, at Tin Ha Kopitiam. Located at the ligh...
Tags: Travel, Food Video, Laksa, Sarawak, Eats, Pj Area, Hawkers, Hawker-food, Subang & Sunway, Johnny, Sarawak Laksa, LAN, Meng, Kampung Subang, Subang Airport, Kolo Mee

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

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.  ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, Music Festivals In Malaysia, Sarawak Music Festivals, David Jr, Santubong, Damai Santubong, Sarawak Tourism Board, Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village, RWMF, Damai

IKEA Malaysia is now available ONLINE!

IKEA Malaysia is now available ONLINE! Good news everyone! IKEA Malaysia is now available online! This means you don’t need to visit their stores (physically) to shop and order. You can now buy IKEA products online at their IKEA Online Store at We remember the days that we need to drive down to IKEA at IPC Shopping Centre to get the furniture for our house years ago. Now, you simply log in to their online store, order and they will send to you to your doorsteps (delivery fees a...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Shopping, Malaysia, Ikea, Sabah, Headline, Sarawak, Penang, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, East Malaysia, Kota Bahru

KY eats – Da Niu Sarawak Kuching Kolomee & Laksa, PJ

While Penang and Ipoh hawker dishes have been a mainstay in Klang Valley for decades, Sarawakian cuisine seems to be just starting to make its mark here, a welcoming sign to those who loves hawker fare for sure. One of the latest to join the scene is Da Niu Sarawake Kuching Kolomee at PJ. Restoran Tropikiri, Bukit Mayang Emas Ah Niu sets up stall at the cheekily named Restoran Tropikiri at Bukit Mayang Emas, a stone’s throw away from the rather “atas” neighbourhood of Tropicana, while also easi...
Tags: Travel, Food Video, Sarawak, Penang, Eats, Pj Area, Pj Others, Hawkers, Ipoh, Hawker-food, Pj, PETALING JAYA, Heidi, Klang Valley, Sarawak Laksa, Tropicana

Miri Handicraft Center

The Miri Handicraft Center is now a brand new modern building and located in the heart of Miri City. This center has been the heart of ethnic and cultural products of northern Sarawak since the 1990's and still continues to do so till this very day.  As I have been frequenting Miri since 2013, I have always made it a point to visit the Miri Handicraft Center to see if there was anything to purchase. This is purely due to my collection of native Sarawakian items. The Miri Handicraft ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Interior, David Jr, Places to Visit in Sarawak, Things to do in Sarawak, Things to do in Miri, Jalan Brooke, Meritz Hotel, Miri City, Sarawakian, Miri Handicraft Center, Coco Cabana

A boat trip a bucket of beer and a beautiful sunset

Friday 25th May 2018The weather gods were kind last night. The afternoon rain dried up and the balmy evening proved just perfect for a river cruise on the Sarawak. The cruise lasted just an hour and a half travelling downriver and back as t
Tags: Travel, Sarawak

The Sarawak Cultural Village

Friday 18th May 2018Well as far as throwing paint on the canvas how about this Yesterday in the Sarawak Cultural Village at the foot of Mount Santubong John had a go at using a blowpipe and I got a tattoo My tattoo is an authentic Orang
Tags: Travel, Sarawak, Mount Santubong John

Container City Miri

The all new Container City in Miri is definitely a place worth checking out for not only locals but also for anyone who is visiting this amazing resort city. Located in North Yu Seng Road in the main city, this is one of the most happening places in Miri now. The name Container City Miri also may sound like a lifestyle bazaar, but in actual fact, it is a food haven that operates from refurbished containers. Yes, those old shipping containers have been converted into kitchens at this exciti...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah, Miri, Sarawak, PETALING JAYA, David Jr, Singapore Indonesia, Chong, Things to do in Sarawak, Miri Food, Things to do in Miri, Jalan North Yu Seng

Gunung Mulu National Park World Heritage Site

Friday 4th May 2018We left Brunei on Wednesday 2nd May to travel by bus in to Sarawak. It was just a local daily scheduled bus but quite comfortable and the border crossing was easy no hassle at all there are still a couple of e
Tags: Travel, Brunei, Sarawak, Gunung Mulu National Park

Borneo: The Off-the-Beaten-Track Road Trip

Borneo has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl. Stories of jungle people, head hunters and exploratory expeditions up wild rivers filled with crocodiles called to my soul. When you think of ultimate road trip destinations, chances are Borneo isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But if you want to take a road trip that is off the beaten path, full of adventure and education, and guaranteed to be one that none of your friends did over their last summer vacation, taking the long,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Venice, Mecca, Google Maps, Sabah, Borneo, Destinations

BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet

With the trend of factory outlets in Malaysia soaring, a brand new concept called BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet is set to open on the island of Labuan in Malaysia in 2019.  This will also be the first of its kind in Malaysia and will officially open its doors by mid or end of 2019. According to press releases, the target date to open the BVO Duty Free Premium Outlet is by the first quarter of 2019.   Duty Free Premium Outlet in Labuan While Labuan remains one of the lesser visit duty fr...
Tags: Travel, China, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Genting Premium Outlets, Premium Outlets In Malaysia, Klia, Sepang

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