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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


Put A Ring On It: Our Guide To Your First Big Jewelry Purchase

You probably clicked on this headline because you’re “looking.” Maybe you’re in a relationship that’s headed down the aisle and you're on the hunt for an engagement ring; or perhaps you’re on a personal journey and you want to reward yourself for reaching a milestone. No matter your motive or where you are in the process of investing in your first big-purchase real-deal ring, you may be a little overwhelmed; because, as jewelry designer and antiques expert Erica Weiner points out, there are a l...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Greece, US, Brooklyn, Paris, Kansas City, Betteridge, Jared, Carroll, Weiner, Tiffany Co, Wise, Drexler, Bario


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


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


10 Places to Visit in Southeast Asia for 2018

For anyone planning to travel to this part of the world in 2018, here is a list of 10 places to visit in Southeast Asia, catered for all types of travelers. This part of the world has been one of the must-visit destinations for many years and this list highlights some of the best places for travelers.  The countries in Southeast Asia consist of Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar and these places are seeing a huge increase in ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Brunei, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Angkor, Unesco World Heritage Site, Hanoi


10 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia for 2018

For the curious traveler, I have come out with a new list of 10 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia for 2018 as there are quite a number of unique adventures waiting to be discovered all over Malaysia.Usually, you will find the same old Top 10 places to visit in Malaysia, done by content writers who sit at desks and have never even been to any of the destinations in Malaysia.But for me,  I personally travel around Malaysia often and always introduced to new tourism products and places wi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Instagram, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Kl, Kuching, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia


Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia

These are currently the Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia, based on speaking to various professionals and bird watchers in the last twelve months since the end of 2015. I have also attended birding workshops in Malaysia and attended numerous bird watching trips to come up with this list.  The top bird watching places in Malaysia are also in no order and purely based on popularity, infrastructure and accessibility to these places, where many birders have visited. What are the Top Bird W...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Indonesia, Birds, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia


Bakelalan Salt Factory

A visit to the Bakelalan salt factory is not to be missed for anyone who is planning to explore this part of Sarawak Borneo. Bakelalan or Ba'kelalan is a highland town that sits at 1000 meters above sea level in the Maligan Highlands of north east Sarawak. For adventure tourist, Sarawak is probably one of the best places in Malaysia to visit, simply due to the many non-commercialised tourism destinations. Places like Bakelalan are still untouched with very little modernisation and cultur...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Kuching Waterfront, Lun Bawang, Bario, Bakelalan, Things to do in Sarawak, Kelabit Highlands, Lawas, Bakelalan Salt Factory


Amblin Partners Taps Jeb Brody as Co-President of Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Amblin Partners has enlisted Jeb Brody to be its new co-president of production, Variety has learned. In his new role, Brody will join Holly Bario in overseeing the company’s team of creative executives and will guide films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners. Bario has been with the company since 2008, […]
Tags: News, Amblin Partners, Brody, Bario, DreamWorks Pictures, Jeb Brody, Amblin Partners Taps, Holly Bario


Things To Do In Bario

If you are planning to travel to one of the best natural places in Sarawak, here is a list of things to do in Bario for those heading here. Located in the Kelabit Highlands, in the north of Sarawak, Bario is home to the Kelabit people who have been living here for centuries. The absolute beauty about this highland town is that it is located 14 hours by road and 45 minutes by flight from Miri city.  Bario is well known for their highland rice, salt and pineapples, but due to the remotenes...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Raf, Borneo, Stephen, Miri, Sarawak, David Jr, Kelabit Food, Bario, Places to Visit in Sarawak, Things to do in Sarawak, Kelabit Highlands, Bario Highlands, Kelabit


Cabin Zero Travel Bag Review

Over the years, I have used quite a number of travel bags which came in small, medium and large units and from time to time, I would have a favourite bag, until I met Cabin Zero. Usually, I travel for short to medium trips as I am not one of those world nomads who travel from country to country forever. I have done that over 25 years ago when travel was pure and original compared to nowadays, so this Cabin Zero travel bag review is to share my happiness in finding the perfect bag for all my...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Middle East, Tokyo, Bangkok, Pahang, Travel Accessories, Sarawak, Travel Gadgets, David Jr, Japan Korea, Bario, Don Muang Airport


Condado Taqueria sets opening date for its first Pittsburgh restaurant

Condado Taqueria, an award-winning restaurant in Columbus, will open at 971 Liberty Ave. on March 14. The 160-seat restaurant will open in the former location of Tonic across Tenth Street from the Westin Convention Center Hotel. It will feature a custom-order approach to tacos and a menu with an extensive list of margaritas, whiskeys, tequilas and craft beers. Condado is lead by founder Joe Kahn, a founder of the highly respected Cleveland restaurant Bario, who has moved on to expand his new r...
Tags: Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Condado, Bario, Joe Kahn, Condado Taqueria


Where to go in Sarawak for 2017

Sarawak has always been one of the unique destinations in Malaysia and many have always asked this question of where to go in Sarawak, and for 2017, I have come up with this list of places to visit in Sarawak Borneo for first timers or regular visitors. Before I continue, those who do not know, Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and located on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is also known as The Land of the Hornbill, and is neighbouring Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan. The only way to visi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Old Town, Where To Go In Malaysia


Best Places to Visit in Malaysia 2017

Anyone visiting Malaysia this year would want to know where are the best place to visit in Malaysia for 2017 and this article will provide you with my personal first hand experiences at the many places recommended in this list. The places are all located all over the country but I will make it easy for the traveler, as you need to plan your trip properly, in order to visit at least some of the recommended places to visit in Malaysia.  Know that when you enter Malaysia, you will land at th...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Cnn, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Selangor, Airasia, Malacca


Why Choose Sarawak for Business Events and MICE

Ever since boosting the tourism profile of Sarawak in the last ten years or so, many local and international corporations and businesses still do not understand the full potential of this amazing state located on the island of Borneo, and as a frequent visitor to this culturally rich state, I will share my years of experience traveling around here and also on why choose The Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak for Business Events and MICE.  When you ask someone on the streets about Sarawak, the ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Unesco, Malaysia, Brunei, Starbucks, Mice, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, DMC, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo


Modern bohemian wedding inspiration

Boho mixed with just about anything is bound to catch our eye, but boho and modern and colorful too? A most perfect combo, as evidenced by Emily Wren‘s photos below. All the gold décor and geometric elements Clover Event Co. paired with geodes and bohemian patterns strike juuust the right balance of bold and approachable—as you can see: Fun little note from the team: The bride Blaire, who also happens to be a graphic designer for Lily Pulitzer, designed the invite suite herself, and Clover Ev...
Tags: Wedding, Spring, Modern, Evan, Lily Pulitzer, Bario, Wedding Inspiration, Rebecca Schoneveld, Bohemian Wedding, Blaire, Ashe B Co


Bakelalan Sarawak

One of the most memorable trips I made was to Bakelalan in Sarawak and this was back in 2014. While some of you may already know where this place is, others may not have a clue on what or where this place is located at. Also called Ba Kelalan or Kelabit Highlands, this beautiful place is located in the highlands of Sarawak in the north east beside the border of Kalimantan Indonesia.The two main villages in the Kelabit Highlands are Bakelalan and Bario, both at an average 1000 meters (3300 fee...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, US, Malaysia, Borneo, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia, David Jr, Sarawak Borneo, Adan, Lun Bawang, Bakelalan Sarawak, Bario


Visit Malaysia 2016

In Visit Malaysia 2016, tourist coming here will be in for a surprise as apart from the general city tourism, there are a variety of new tourism products being offered for all visitors. As Malaysia is a multi racial and modern country, you will find a lot of traditional, cultural and ethnic tourism all over the country, both the peninsular and also in east Malaysia at the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.  Most of you would already know Malaysia from the worldwide medi...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Unesco, United States, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Visit Malaysia 2016, Malaysiatrulyasia, Visitmalaysia