nature, tropical rainforest, nature lodge kinabatangan, sabah, sandakan, bornean wildlife, boat ride on kinabatangan, bornean pygmy elephants, jungle walk, jungle trekking, sepilok orangutans, sun bears

it’s a jungle out there

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. — Vincent Van Gogh, painter Finally, my personal travel drought has come to an end as the 2-year pandemic becomes endemic. International borders have started to open up but we decided to go domestic, and head for the jungle instead in search of Bornean flora…

melaka, windmill dutch square, stadhuys

colours of historic city Melaka

I was planning my solo trip to Thailand when I found out my friend Vivian from home was going to be posted to the city of Melaka (English: Malacca). Without much persuasion, I decided to change course and head south instead of going up north. The historic city Melaka is only 1.5 – 2 hours’…

travel blog, trip to cameron highlands

cold weather . tea plantation . photography

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”  — Anonymous At the crack of dawn and while bleary-eyed, I was picked up by friend Ellen before Yuen Yee, our other travelling companion. The three of us were to meet our designated driver Edvin back at Ellen’s for our weekend cross-state border…

london

a month in London

in the beginning… I knew I was going to London for a special work assignment to help take over a small hotel for my boss at one point but I just was not quite sure when it would be. The first trip in November last year was called off in the very last minute as…

medical mission trip lumampau sipitang sabah

reaching out, changing lives!

The list of information we received just short of a week before we were due for our weekend medical mission trip was brief. All we got was — electricity by generator set (still under repair), bring torch, sleeping bag and mosquito net, weather can be cold so bring something warm… then there was the assignment…

taishan, mount tai Shandong china

on top of Mount Tai, Shandong

Mount Tai/Taishan (泰山), one of the 5 sacred mountains in China is considered the greatest (五嶽之首) as its location in the east is regarded as a sacred direction with the sun and the moon rise. In history, it was said that there had been as many as 72 emperors including Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) who…