A trip to Kampung Nibang, Sabah

Since February, Selangor, Malaysia’s most populous state and its economic and industrial hub, has been in a water rationing programme. Severe drought in months prior to the rationing had reduced water levels at key catchment areas to almost rock bottom. Even with rain showers returning recently, it had not hit the right water catchment areas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Petronas Deepavali Webisodes .. Cultures & Traditions

On the Eve of Deepavali people decorate their houses and workplaces and make traditional Kolam ‘Rangoli’ motifs on the entrance, to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Lamps and candles are lit throughout the night. This leg of the journey, on the Petronas Deepavali Webisodes, brings us to a house in Seremban, the lovely home of Helen aka […]

Petronas Deepavali Webisodes – Behind The Scene Filming

Some of you might have noticed via our Facebook and Instagram feeds that we were up in Penang, for the behind the scenes filming on the Petronas Deepavali Webisodes. That’s right, Petronas has created a series of 4 webisodes which will go on air on their official YouTube channel from 12th of November onwards. Hosted […]

The Launch of Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Another great reason for us to visit Penang! Well, the news about Starwood Resorts & Resorts Worldwide along with Plenitude Berhad, opening Four Points by Sheraton Penang on the tropical paradise of Penang, was indeed welcoming news. Now, we would have yet another cool place to stay, on the edge of Ferringhi Beach, and with […]