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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Lang Tengah

Lang Tengah island, Malaysia. Read the accompanying post: Getting over my Jaws complex.

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Ten things to do in Macau

I’m honored to present a special guest post by Stefanie Michaels a.k.a. Adventure Girl. Thank you for sharing your tips Stef! Ten Things to do in Macau 1. Adventure enthusiasts – Jump of the 10th tallest building in Macau: the Macau Tower. The freefall lasts 10 seconds! Don’t worry – you’re harnessed for the 700 […]

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Cutting-edge dining at Iggy’s, Singapore

A special guest post by @agentcikay one of Malaysia’s top food bloggers. She delights us with a gorgeous gastronomic experience at Iggy’s in Singapore. When someone tells you “Get ready, we are going to dinner at Iggy’s”, what this actually means is , get out your Louboutins, we are going to have the dinner of […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Angkor

Faces. Bayon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia. Read the accompanying post: The Wonders of Angkor Wat

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Opulent gastronomy in Shanghai

A special guest post by @agentcikay one of Malaysia’s top food bloggers. My latest Velvet Escape experience was in Shanghai recently, where I had the pleasure of dining at The Whampoa Club. This restaurant  is an opulent setting for Jereme Leung’s modern interpretations of traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Contemporary Chinese or Chinese Fusion are the other names […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Tokyo

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Tokyo, the capital city of […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Kuala Lumpur

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Most of us in life, […]

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Plane views: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah which occupies the northern corner of the island of Borneo. ‘KK’, as the city is locally known, has arguably one of the most beautiful locations of any city in Malaysia. It faces the gorgeous emerald-coloured South China Sea while its harbour is protected by […]

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Shop till you drop in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysians love to shop. I believe the favourite national pastime in the weekends is strolling through one of the many shopping malls. For the locals, it’s a family-outing or a way of spending time with friends. It’s also a great opportunity to people-watch or escape the scorching tropical heat outside! For tourists, Kuala Lumpur is […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Seminyak, Bali

What: Grilled soy-glazed tuna with honey & cardamom, and served with a cucumber, avocado, red & green pepper salad. Where: Chandi, Seminyak, Bali Note: OMG! This was probably the most divine tuna steak I’ve had in a very long time. Grilled medium-rare, the texture was slightly crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. […]

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