Category: malaysia

How To Travel Smart in ASEAN Countries

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As you know, it’s pretty rare to find me writing a post with such a short title like this, but here I am. This time, I want to share some tips about how to travel smart in ASEAN countries because, who’s a better person to tell you if not me, someone who’s a part of the tribes?

And for those who are not familiar with ASEAN, then let me tell you a piece of my knowledge. ASEAN stands for the Association of South East Asian Nation, an intergovernmental organization in this part of the world. And no matter how our people say otherwise, we’re pretty much similar from one and another.

I mean, if we’re so different, then why the heck people looked at me as if I was a trashy Filipino who could barely speak Tagalog in Manila?

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Satisfy Your Cravings on Lyf&Spice!

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Another Friday, another series from yet another wander lover that I’d like to cover on our The Wander Lover Series: Worry. Story. Glory. feature.

This time, it’s Lyf&Spice‘s turn!

Written by a dreamer as well as foodie and travel freak, Lyf&Spice is here to celebrate 2 (two) main flavours of life for her – travel and food. I mean, I’m sure some of you are on the same page with her at some point right? At least I am. 😉

The first time I landed on her page, my first impression was this: this blog is a big deal! 😀

It has received so many awards. Not only that it’s on the list of Top 30 Malaysia Travel Blog, but it’s also on the Top 30 Asia Travel Blog!

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As I Stayed at I Stay Hotel in JB…

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Unlike other cities in Malaysia, I suppose Johor Bahru is not exactly the traveler’s option to visit like Penang, Langkawi or generic Kuala Lumpur because to tell you the truth, there’s nothing much to see in Johor Bahru, or typically shortened as JB.

Most people would probably choose JB only for a transit as the city connects the rest of Malaysia to good ol’ Singapore. Other than that, nowadays you can also visit Legoland or Hello Kitty Town, but then again people rarely make JB their main destination when it comes to traveling.

I was almost relocated to JB for my previous job only to find out that the location of my office is not so far from Legoland, which is practically out of nowhere. But FYI, Legoland is fairly far from the downtown so it’s only normal if you find it hard to get Uber or GrabCar at after office hour.

Therefore, in my last visit to JB, I chose to stay in the downtown as per my friend’s suggestion. As the hotel options in JB can be considered as more expensive than those in KL, I’ve chosen the one that is most suitable for my budget: I Stay Hotel.

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