An Orangutan Thinking in Semenggoh Orangutan Center, Malaysian Borneo

The Best of Borneo in 2 Weeks: Itinerary for Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, Snorkeling, and Jungles

Squeeze the highlights of Borneo into an adventurous 2-week itinerary. Explore…


English Tea House is a surprising find in Malaysian Borneo. Tucked away upon a hill overlooking Sandakan Bay, English Tea House boasts a croquet lawn and spectacular views towards the Sulu Sea and islets guarding the coastal town.

Sight of the Week: English Tea House, Sandakan (Borneo)

Authentic English Tea House with a croquet lawn is a surprising find in Borneo.…


A Bornean Sun Bear called Loki in the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center in Sabah, Malysia

Making Friends with the Tiniest Bear in the World – the Bornean Sun Bear

A pair of dark eyes and a golden-colored snout with a pink nose tip peeks at me…


Courtyard inside the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City – a Nest of Ghost Stories

I’ve often heard that the Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the…


The old Bokor Palace and Casino under renovation in Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia

The Strange Charm of the Bokor Hill Station in Cambodia

Near the coast side town of Kampot in Cambodia is a cluster of old, abandoned…


Stormy sky over Lombok, as seen from Gili Meno

How I Fell in Love With Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands spoiled me in so many ways that after visiting several renowned…


Yonghegong Lama temple, Beijing, China

Sight of the Week: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Beijing, China

Yonghegong Lama Temple is a sole, little haven of Tibetan Buddhism in the…


Temple garden in Koyasan, Japan

Finding Zen in Koyasan - Japan’s Sacred Mountain

Being one of Japan’s most sacred sights, Koyasan is a place to have a pause.…


World's deepest river gorge, Kali Ghandaki, Nepal

Sight Of The Week: Kali Gandaki, Nepal

This world’s deepest river gorge stands in the Himalayas of Nepal. Running from…


We ate the best pad thai of our lives at the night market of Nathon in Koh Samui, Thailand

Sight Of The Week: Nathon’s Night Food Market, Koh Samui

Just before sunset, small carts gather around the old pier of Nathon in Koh…


Searching for the Irrawaddy dolphins on the Mekong river in Kampi, Cambodia.

Sight Of The Week: The Irrawaddy Dolphins, Cambodia

These rare freshwater dolphins live in the stench of Mekong River just north…


The graveyard of Oku-no-in in Koyasan, Japan

Sight Of The Week: Oku-no-in, Koyasan, Japan

Oku-no-in is a Buddhist/Shinto graveyard in Koyasan, near Mount Koya in Japan.…


Moving the bamboo train trolleys on the track, Battambang, Cambodia

Riding On The Famous Bamboo Train of Battambang

A short stretch of mostly overgrown railway, a remnant from the colonial past,…


Paradise beach just in front of our hotel on Gili Meno Island

Pick Your Paradise From Tiny Gili Islands: Gili Trawangan, Air or Meno

Are you still looking for that perfect paradise island with beautiful beaches,…


In the onsens of Beppu in Japan

Beppu has some of the best natural onsens of Japan. Because of the onsens, it…


Exploring Around Okinawa

Okinawa is an island of stories. Its history starts from the days of the feudal…


Searching for the Alternative Tokyo

Venturing in Shibuya, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, and other parts of Tokyo which are…