High in the misty hills of Cameron Highlands lies a rare mossy alcove, a mystical forest of enchanting flora and fauna.
Winding through winsome hills and across weathered waters, we come to the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, a slumberful shantytown of sights and sounds and long journeys.
The largest and most well-known of the eastern isles, Pulau Perhentian still has much to offer the frugal traveller.
Welcome to the bustling tourist towns of Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam! Ancient conflicts cannot be seen here, but rather a booming business landscape that attracts both near and far to behold.
What festival is full of flowers and happiness? Spring break? The harvest moon? Perhaps most of them!
One of the most popular in South East Asia is Wesak Day, a day of devotion and recollection. Wesak Day is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar as it commemorates three significant events in the Gautama Buddha’s life – his birthday, his enlightenment and his passing.
Penang is undergoing change – change to catapult it into a modern city with modern architecture and infrastructure, with modern art and ideas. Penang is experiencing a new dawn.
In addition to massive projects such as Gurney Wharf and the new outer ring road linkages, Penang’s heart is gradually transforming, slowly being renewed.
Just take a look at the old streets that branch off Lebuh Pantai – you wouldn’t recognise them anymore.
Spring time has finally arrived again in the sleepy city on the western coast! Spring in Perth is like no other – it literally transforms into Melbourne. Four seasons in one day – uno, dos, tres, quatro!
The usual foliage starts springing back to life. I wonder if the verb “springing” is to do with springtime or with the act of jumping.
Are you not trypophobed?
Spring brings many unique artists out of hibernation, culminating in displays of opulence such as this.
Spring in Perth is also a time for running and walking and doing outdoor things! Oh wait, that’s spring in most other countries as well.
Well, not quite yet. But she looks to be in a good mood this time round. That’s Summer, your friendly neighbourhood Samoyed, by the way.
If you’ve been to a remotely competitive sports events, there is one thing you inevitably experience – waking up and being outside at an ungodly hour before the sun has even risen.
You will have experienced the day and night in the course of that event. This is the day and night of the Kerian International Duathlon.
But first, stay in school, kids:
Here are some glimpses into the Kerian International Duathlon (the fourth edition):
Did I mention getting up at the crack of dawn?
And then there’s the transition area where you set up a nice little home for yourself in the darkness of night:
And there’s the end! That was fast!
Don’t worry guys, he’s fine.