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The magic of Kuching

Kuching is the charming capital of Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state located on the island of Borneo. Literally translated, Kuching means ‘cat’ in the Malay language. There are numerous monuments to cats littered throughout the city. Kuching has a wonderfully colourful history of warring tribes and white Rajahs (Sultans), the influence of which is still evident […]

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Masaai Mara, Kenya

Fabulous sunsets

It’s my favourite time of the day: when the sun sets and the ensuing twilight. A dazzling display of colour, then a serene interlude before the darkness sets in. Wherever I am, I always make it a point to stop for a moment if the weather is good and enjoy the sunset. They never cease […]

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D' Coconut Lagoon

Getting over my ‘Jaws’ complex

Getting over my ‘Jaws’ complex (a page from my Travel Journal) I’ve just spent several days on Pulau (island) Lang Tengah where I stayed at the D’Coconut Lagoon Resort. Lang Tengah is a small island in the Malaysian state of Terengganu, off peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, a 45-minute boat ride from the hamlet of Merang on […]

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Lend-a-hand holidays: Orangutan conservation

I’ve just read this article on the orangutan hospital in Malaysia. It is a must-read. You’ll surely agree with me that the cuteness factor of the baby orangutans is way off the charts here! There are various projects in Malaysia and Indonesia to save these endangered primates and you can help too. For instance, various […]

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