#MeetSouthAfrica 2014 – Watch the Highlights in Video

One of the highlights for ms this year, was traveling to South Africa for the #MeetSouthAfrica campaign. In this awesome campaign, South African Tourism along with fourteen local and international bloggers (including me) explored this enchanted country and all the cultural gems it had to offer. From the majestic mountaintops in Cape Town to the unrestrained streets where […]

10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane is arguably one of Queensland’s hippest cities, a beautiful, undulating river town with a  fantastic food scene, pumping nightlife,  great cafes and parks scattered around the river. Though one of the most expensive cities (in particular, its parking fees) in Australia, Brisbane may well be the country’s most underrated city. Brisbane, just like the rest of […]

My first Marathon on the Gold Coast, Queensland

Traveling and running, are my two big passions, apart from eating as well, that is. And how nice, when all 3 events collide with each other, in the best possible way. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014 (#GCAM14) was a great reason to re-visit Gold Coast, Queensland, partake in a life changing experience (i.e. running […]

Swissôtel Berlin – terrific hospitality in the heart of West Berlin

The Swissôtel Berlin is located in West Berlin, in the center of a bustling district known as Kurfürstendamm. This is where all the action is! From cafes, to endless rows of shopping boutiques, beauty parlors, restaurants and supermarkets, you will never be bored. A lot of beautiful people here to ogle at – from trendy […]

It’s time to #MeetSouthAfrica!

Totally psyched to be heading to South Africa soon, for my next adventure, #MeetSouthAfrica , with South African Tourism. 14 bloggers will traverse beautiful South Africa in search adventure and exhilarating experiences, between 2 May and 11 May 2014. Follow the hashtag #MeetSouthAfrica to see what we get up to. The three separate groups will […]

Charmed by diminutive Valletta, Malta

One of the most historic spots in the Mediterranean, and one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, happens to be a place that I am currently in and exploring, Valletta, Malta. The charmingly diminutive capital, Valletta, a World Heritage City and European Capital of Culture 2018, is a perfect place to stroll […]

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 […]

Reasons to Visit Cyprus

Back in the UK, during our student days, we had a close Cypriot friend, who studied law. Even back then, he kept badgering us to come and visit him in his gorgeous country, and because we were just students, we didn’t have enough money then, to take him up on his offer. Extrapolate that by 10 […]

Nuts over Australia !

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One of the great continents to visit, you have to agree with me, is Australia. For us Malaysians it is so close that some even consider it their second home. We have travelled to South West Australia, Queensland and New South Wales, and every time the adventure is different. It takes only a week or […]

3 Travel Essentials I Can’t Live Without

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I am a travel rat. If my boss said to me, Ciki, go home, pack a bag, I am sending you to Ethiopia tonight, I would go, willingly. However, the amount of traveling I do comes at a price – erratic sleep patterns (sometimes no sleep at all!) , keeping up with my daily exercise […]

The 8th Venezuelan Week 2013, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve never been to Venezuela, but I know that while other South American countries are romanticized for the Tango, Machu Picchu or Carnaval, Venezuela’s allure comes from Andean Peaks, the longest stretch of the Caribbean coastline, plus an entire bevy of international beauty pageant winners that have sprung from her loins. I also know it’s […]