One Malay Kampung House, one KL Tower, a pair of Twin Towers and a Dtourist

A day after our return from Queensland, we become a tourist again in our own home turf. We met up with MJ Tam, a popular person of sorts in her hometown of Chicago, the windy city of North America, and one of the 6 winners of the DTour of a Lifetime competition. As a Dtourist, MJ had embarked [...]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 2

Read Part 1 here.. 4. Eumundi  Eumundi markets, we were told, is a must visit. Open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am till around 2.30pm, it is one of the region’s largest outdoor markets. Well, we missed the Wednesday market, due to our kayak tour ending late, so we caught the Saturday one instead. [...]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 1

For the avid foodie yet active traveller, Queensland, located on Australia’s northeastern corner, remains an alluring destination that has a great balance between good food, as well as adventurous activities such as surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, paragliding, skydiving, scuba diving, bushwalking, or just plain running along the beach. The availability and abundance of fresh seafood, local meats, [...]

Win a Staycation at a Hilton Hanoi or Phuket, with DoubleTree KL’s Valentine Special !

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Let me tell you what Cumi & Ciki’s special song is, and what it means to us…  “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers – this song was played at our wedding dinner and it pretty much sums up how we feel about each other. And this was the song that [...]

Happy Thaipusam !

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If you’ve ever heard of the Batu Caves, then you will know that it is famous for a couple of things.. Monkeys, Limestone outcrop, 272 steps to a temple cave, a Golden statue of Lord Shiva’s son, Muruga, and finally the location where the festival of Thaipusam is celebrated. This famous Hindu festival in Malaysia [...]

Dining with locals, with Withlocals.com

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Most folks have heard of Plateculture, right, so the concept of dining like a local, when you travel is not a foreign idea. Enter Netherlands-based startup Withlocals which has pretty much the same concept – it is a peer-to-peer marketplace where local people offer home dining, tour experiences, and other local activities. There are 3 simple [...]

Happy New Year – on the 1st Day of 2014

Wishing all our readers, a fantastic New Year.. Good Health, Good Home and Good Friendships… may God Bless you with all these and more – here’s to many good things for 2014! And also, wishing everyone, a happy-go-lucky, new year.. may you always find the humor in every circumstance, no matter what life dishes out [...]

Wine, Dine & Party your way, into the New Year with Hilton KL

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Christmas and New Year, is the best time of the year, ever. It’s when everything boring (like work) winds down, and everything exciting like the merrymaking & feasting, starts to crank up (yay!). Well folks, Hilton Kuala Lumpur is a great place to party or even have a spot of Staycation, if you find yourself [...]

15 Things to Eat in Yangon, Myanmar

Earlier this year, both me and hubby were in Yangon, to be a part of the Yoma Yangon Marathon 2013. This was the inaugural race, and we were so happy to be a part of history. If you are interested in our adventures and travels in Myanmar, read our past posts here. And perhaps the [...]

Petronas Deepavali Webisodes – The true meaning of Deepavali

On the morning of Deepavali, Hindus will have a traditional oil bath. For most Hindu’s the significance of an oil bath on Deepavali day is sacred, and it represents the cleansing of one’s body and soul. Gingelly oil, is placed on top of the head, then slowly rubbed on the face, the body and limbs. [...]

Four Points by Sheraton Penang.. a lovely place to stay!

Upon arrival, at the Four Points by Sheraton, I immediately took to its open concept and huge, spacious lobby, featuring a panoramic view of the Straits of Malacca. It had a lovely resort feel and I could picture myself dozing off in a hammock under a shady tree, somewhere on this beach. Known as the [...]