My Beach Getaway: Redang Island

Redang Island is an island located on the eastern part of Peninsular Malaysia, off the coast of Trengganu state. It is known for their white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and coral reefs, many of which lie close to the shore. There are two islands on the east coast of Malaysia that are popular among travellers: Redang and Perhentian. Redang is perceived as a destination for upmarket travellers because majority of the accommodation on the island are resorts whereas Perhentian is the favourite spot for backpackers. I have yet to visit Perhentian, in fact, this was my first visit to

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Vivanta By Taj Resort on Rebak Island, Langkawi

It was that time of the year again when I would start thinking about a beach holiday. It was a time to unwind – unwind from the stresses of work and the city life, and believe it or not, also to unwind from all the stuff related to heritage and culture that are prevalent in my travels. Yup, you read that right! No, travelling is not stressful but there are times when I just want to do nothing but relax. A beach holiday is always perfect for me to chill out, sleep, read, swim, drink and probably sleep more. It

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Anjuna: It Wasn’t What I Expected

After spending 4 nights in South Goa, I was ready to move on to the northern side – Anjuna. Now, I know some of you who have been to Goa – you might be thinking, oh why, Anjuna? In fact, I remember a German traveller who was staying at the same guesthouse as I in Benaulim, was puzzled too when I mentioned about my moving on to Anjuna. Well, I was asking myself the same thing too when I got there. South Goa was paradise – beautiful and clean beach, less people, transport and food were cheaper. And I assumed

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Happy that Heaven is Here

I always say “Heaven is Here” whenever I’m at the beach. I love the beach. Love the sounds of crashing waves or rustling palm leaves. Love the feel of sand in between my toes. I don’t mind the hot sun but at the same time I don’t bake myself in the heat either. Have never been a good swimmer but love to dip myself every now and then in the water. Ahhhh…the Beach. It’s relaxing. It’s HEAVEN. Indeed, I came to the right HEAVEN…in Goa. I stayed in Benaulim, South Goa and the name of my accommodation for the following

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First Trip to Sabah

Sabah is one of the 2 Malaysian states located in Borneo – the other state is Sarawak- and we call them East Malaysia. The rest of the 11 Malaysian states are located in Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia). Not many Malaysians living in Peninsular travel to East until these last couple of years or so. It’s not difficult, really, one just has to hop on to a plane and fly across the South China Sea. The problem was flights were expensive in those days. But now with low cost airlines such as Air Asia, Firefly and Malindo Air, and our national

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A Laidback (But Cloudy) Weekend in Krabi

Krabi is situated along the Andaman coast in Southern Thailand. It’s different from Phuket – Phuket is crowded and has lots of entertainment. Krabi, on the other hand, is quieter and more laidback. I didn’t make any plans on what to do or what to see in Krabi – all I wanted was a quiet weekend by the pool and the beach, perhaps go for a massage – just to relax and to rejuvenate. Here’s Ao Nang Beach, the prime beach resort of Krabi – these photos were taken on the first day in the afternoon. Because it was August,

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In Pictures: The Beaches of Gili Trawangan, Lombok

My friends and I travelled to Lombok, Indonesia in Nov 2013 and just off the northwest coast of Lombok is a cluster of 3 small islands called the Gili Islands. The Gili Islands consist of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air (pronounced as Ah-yer). If you’re searching for a remote island experience in South-East Asia, then the Gili Islands is recommended. Gili Meno and Gili Air have a few accommodation for tourists, perhaps with a small pool and a restaurant. But Gili Trawangan, the largest of the 3 islands, is the most developed and leaning towards tourism. In the

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