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Arts, Asia, Cultures, Destinations, Malaysia, Traditions »

[ 16 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Islam is a major religion whose contributions in shaping our modern society cannot be underestimated. Contrary to the opinion that Islam is incompatible with the Western world, a simple search over the internet will quickly reveal examples of achievements made by Islamic scholars that have helped advance human (including Western) culture; notably in areas such as arts, architecture, chemistry, and medicine.

Trying to learn more about these achievements ‘in person’, however, may not be so simple. At least not for the casual traveller. Few places in the world maintain a good …

Culinary, Cultures, Indonesia »

[ 2 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments ]
Martabak seller in Surabaya

Surabaya, like many other large urban areas on Java, is a haven for street food lovers. Although Indonesia’s second largest city is not (yet) big with international travellers, the locals are known to have a penchant for snacking, thus explaining the large number of roadside food sellers. Each evening, these vendors ply their trade along popular thoroughfares, selling food in makeshift tents or from the back of a goods van.

Watching our order of Martabak being prepared
One of the more common street foods that you will find in the city is …

Culinary, Cultures »

[ 18 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments ]
dim sum

At the end of last year, we asked readers which dishes they thought deserved to be on the list of top 10 best foods in the world. After tallying up the votes, we are now ready to announce Travcult’s very own list of top 10 best foods in the world. To those who have contributed their votes, we sincerely thank you for your participation. We hope that you will enjoy the finalized list as much as we do.

Americas, Architecture, Cultures, Destinations, United States »

[ 23 Feb 2012 | No Comment ]
San Francisco Cable Car

In this second segment, we continue with a few other locations in the San Francisco area, beginning first with Twin Peaks. The Twin Peaks-Lake Merced district is home to the Twin Peaks, two almost identical peaks located in the geographical center of San Francisco. The top of the peaks are mostly undeveloped, and are the best vantage points with a 360 degree view of the city, 300m up. Just drive up to either of the peaks and snap away.

Asia, Culinary, Cultures, Destinations, Singapore »

[ 15 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]
Manbok Galbi Korean BBQ Tanjong Pagar

Boy, aren’t we delighted to find this place.
Certain crew members of ours are huge fans of Korean style BBQ. To satisfy their constant craving for more lettuce-wrapped grilled meats, they have developed a habit of noting down any Korean BBQ restaurants they see, then making a point to visit them at a later date.