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[ 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 …

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[ 2 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments ]
Tune Hotel - Downtown KL

By now, everyone would have gotten a taste, or at least heard, of the budget airline concept. Popularized by big names such as Easyjet and Air Asia, the novel idea of paying a basic fare for no-frills service, with options for added luxuries available at additional costs, is rapidly growing into a mainstream mode of air travel.

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[ 3 Oct 2011 | 36 Comments ]
Train at KTM Tanjung Pagar station

A train ride up Peninsular Malaysia hardly fits anyone’s idea of the start to an exciting journey, but for the two of us on the trip, this simple yet memorable ride will be remembered for years to come – for several reasons. Firstly, this was a new experience for both of us. Although between the two of us we are veterans of rail transport in five continents, and despite the fact that we both live ‘practically next door’ to Malaysia (we hail from Indonesia and Singapore respectively), this was our …

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[ 28 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments ]
View of Paya Beach Resort from the jetty

A three night stay at the Paya Beach Resort was included with our free-and-easy package to Tioman, Malaysia. After checking the hotel’s website, the crew decided that the hotel seemed satisfactory and decided to take up the package.

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[ 22 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments ]
Tioman Island, Malaysia

Located roughly a two hours boat ride away from Peninsular Malaysia is the island of Tioman, a popular tourist destination that needs little introduction. The island was listed as one of the top ten best islands in the world by Time magazine back in the 1970s; and judging from the number of tourists we met on our way there, it seemed that its charm was still going strong. Having said that, it is still somewhat located off the beaten track for most foreign visitors to the country, thus the island …