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Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali – The Most Dramatic of All

Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali is the most dramatic of all waterfalls I’ve been to. It’s quite a ride from Canggu to the waterfall on a narrow, zigzaggy road. But, when you arrive, it’s all worth whatever trouble you have on the way. Promise! How much? You need to pay

Mingun PahtoDawGyi Pagoda – An Incomplete Stupa Held by Time

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi Pagoda is an incomplete stupa/monument held by time. You can find it in Mingun county, just 10 kilometers outside Mandalay. At first glance, the gigantic stone looks like frozen in time. And it is. Standing at its facade, I had that feeling of facing a timeless treasure

Sri Mahamariamman – The Oldest Hindu Temple in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The temple’s inception can be traced back to 1873, but it underwent a major re-construction in 1968. One of the most visible changes is the Raja Gopuram tower at the entrance. As soon as I saw the tower, I knew

Views from Mandalay Hill

The views from Mandalay Hill won’t really sweep you off your feet if you’re expecting a jungle of skyscrapers. Instead, you will be able to see towering golden stupas littering the city plains. Believe me; you won’t be able to count them all. There are just too many of them

Yangon Skyline from Sakura Tower at Sunset

To see Yangon skyline from Sakura Tower at sunset, you have to be at Yangon Yangon Bistro. It is on the building’s top floor – and with an open concept bar, the views are magnificent. A friend and I arrived here 30 minutes before sunset. We were the first customers

Sekumpul Waterfall – Bali’s Best Waterfall?

Is Sekumpul Waterfall (Air Tejun Sekumpul) the best of all waterfalls in Bali? I think and believe so. It’s not just the best but, perhaps, the most dramatic of all, too! And for sure, it is the tallest cascade in the whole island! The mid and northern part of Bali

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi is no different from Chairman Mao’s at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Both bodies of these political leaders are enshrined in a building for everyone to see. Ok, not everyone – only for those who are willing to queue

This Cloud Forest Park in Singapore is Incredible!

The Cloud Forest Park in Singapore is a must-visit tourist attraction at Gardens by the Bay. From the moment I entered, the sound of the man-made waterfall was a welcome relief from the topsy-turvy world outside. The mist that the waterfalls produce was such a fresh, cool feeling that embraced

The SuperTree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

The SuperTree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is one of a kind tourist attraction in Singapore. Such a concept is, perhaps, a pioneer in the world on how we see trees. It’s not just a man-made tree but there’s more to that. There are 18 super trees in the

Sunrise at Lake Inle with the Stilt Fishermen

Sunrise at Lake Inle is should be one of the things you should do when you are here. Most people start their Lake Inle tour mid-morning. So, I pestered my tour guide/motorbike driver that we should wake up early. I was hosted by a friend in Taunggyi, 45 minutes from
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