Category: malaysia

What You Could Get in Kuala Lumpur for $10 – More Than Just the Twin Tower

If you ask me what city I’m most familiar with in any ASEAN countries, apart from Singapore then I will definitely mention Kuala Lumpur for the next. Ever since I visited the capital city of Malaysia for the first time in 2013, I always stop by the city at least once in every year. It could be for the sole purpose of travel, transit, or even work.

No kidding, back when I was working as a flight attendant, I probably flew to KUL more often than most of my Malaysian colleagues. There were times when I even had a week layover in the city. If you asked me whether I’ve ever given up a room at DoubleTree for a university to a dormitory room in a university, my answer is yes I have.

I left my hotel room unoccupied to a dormitory room at UTM, just so I could have a sleepover with Miza during my long layover in the city.

After quitting my job as a flight attendant, I surprisingly travel more frequently. And whenever I get to choose a transit in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, more often than not I’d choose the latter. And the city itself will be the one that we cover now. Thanks to Kirsty from World for A Girl who will be sharing her recommendation with us!

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Less than 100 Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Begpacking in Asia

There was this article that has been shared for way too many times on the travelers’ group lately, and it is the one about Bali reporting begpackers to their embassies.

Look, I know I’m some kind of a failed Indonesian as I’ve never been to Bali before. However, I’ve seen this begpacker phenomenon a few times in Bangkok and Hong Kong. I don’t know though, there’s probably somewhere else that I’ve been where there were also begpackers. But at the time, I wasn’t familiar with what begpacker is.

However, I remember I was curious about why so many white street musicians around Tsim Sha Tsui when I was about to see Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It was only a few minutes when I saw some hippies spreading a floor mat and taking out some stuff from their traveling printout pics to even their friendship bracelet whatever.

I was amused and annoyed at the same time. And let me speak for myself, as a traveler holding a weak passport like the Indonesian one. Frankly speaking, if I were to do the same thing as they did in their country, I would be deported in no time.

But life isn’t always fair, so the only thing I could do about it is to spread the awareness on why you should think twice before deciding to begpack around Asia. This especially applies in the less developed countries like those in Southeast Asia region.

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Review: Malindo Air (A Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore)

Just when I wanted to highly recommend Malindo Air for any flight in Southeast Asia region, I just found out that Malindo has recently changed their policy in terms of free baggage and onboard meals.

So, after my Borneo trip ended, I flew to Singapore with Malindo Air from Kota Kinabalu. And I suppose this was one of the last Malindo flights before they changed the policy. Now that they’ve got a new policy with a few flight options, I’m still going to write a review of my flight anyway.

I’ve also checked the price with each package to compare with my last experience flying with Malindo. So, would I still recommend you to fly with Malindo around ASEAN countries? Here’s the review for this Malindo Air! 🙂

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(Review) Yomi Hotel: Where to Stay in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

I can’t believe that the series of my Borneo trip will come to an end in a few minutes. And this post, in particular, is going to be the last post that I’m going to write, covering the places I’ve been in Borneo.

Now that I’ve shared with you what I did during my stay in Kota Kinabalu, it’s time for me to share my view on the accommodation I booked for the trip. By far, the best accommodation where I stayed throughout Borneo would be The Room in Miri. So, what’s my view of the hotel where I stayed during my stop in Sabah?

Well, I chose Yomi Hotel for this trip. Apart from the affordable night rate, the fact that they provide breakfasts for the guest is also my main consideration before finally booking the accommodation.

So, how did I find Yomi Hotel in Kota Kinabalu?

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A Guide for City Dwellers in Kota Kinabalu: Enjoying the City for a Day Without Stopping by Mount Kinabalu

Whenever you heard the word Kinabalu, I suppose you’d be more familiar to the highest peak of Borneo: Mount Kinabalu. It is one of the world heritage sites in which some consider a must visit place when in Borneo. In fact, it was also one of the places that I wanted to go long before I planned out my trip to Borneo.

However, I decided to skip Mount Kinabalu and focus on the city of Kota Kinabalu instead. For so many reasons.

I mean, a few years back I felt like I wanted to go since I was still in the mainstream mood to follow the hypes. You know, YOLO stuff. But as of now, my consideration is more than just YOLO stuff. It also has something to do whether I’m gonna enjoy it or I do it just for the sake of people telling you to do it.

Easy for me, as the packaged tour to Mount Kinabalu from Kota Kinabalu kinda stopped myself from going to the mount itself. I figure, I might not be the only one who could just skip Mount Kinabalu during my Borneo trip.

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