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Cheap Eats: 10 Best Local Foods in Kuala Lumpur

Unlike its rival city Penang (read: 10 Must-Try Halal Foods in Penang Island), Kuala Lumpur is not exactly known for its foods. Local Malaysians, especially Penangites, would often boast about life-changing foods that Penang can offer, which can't be compared to the ones that are found in KL. The great thing about KL is that…
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Cheap Eats: 10 Best Local Foods in Kuala Lumpur

Makassar: 5 Halal Foods You Must Try

Suprisingly, Makassar has a wide range of traditional dishes that you can try. It also has a variety of beef soups, which is the icon of this city. Visiting Makassar soon? Well, make sure you visit these places that have become locals' favorites and try their halal foods! Coto Nusantara Coto is a stew dish originally…
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Makassar: 5 Halal Foods You Must Try

Bara Beach: the Ultimate Destination of Tanjung Bira

This article is part 2 of 5 in the series South Sulawesi Trip 2016

Tucked away at the end of the Cape of Bira is Bara Beach. This beach is a perfect place for travelers who want to avoid crowds. It is much cleaner and quieter compared to Bira Beach. It has less options when it comes to accommodations, proving that this beach is still quite undeveloped. Its location is not secluded, allowing you to stay connected with the internet and write your blogs, while offering you peacefulness and calmness that you may not get anywhere else. The accommodations around this place are also more affordable than the Amatoa Resort. Bira and Bara Beach are both connected during low tides, so you can definitely opt to walk from one beach to another.

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Bara Beach: the Ultimate Destination of Tanjung Bira

Sulawesi: Getting to Tanjung Bira

South Sulawesi is known as the island of the most notorious and legendary seafarers among Indonesians. From Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, all the way to Africa, the ancestors of Bugis people were historically known to have set their foot there and forged trading links with these coastal communities many centuries ago. [caption id="attachment_2185" align="alignleft"…
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Sulawesi: Getting to Tanjung Bira

All You Need to Know about the Kei Islands of Maluku

The Kei Islands are a group islands located roughly between Indonesian Papua and Australia. The islands are comprised of two main islands, Kei Besar (literally, "Big Kei") and Kei Kecil (literally, "Small Kei"), as well as other small islands. Kei Kecil is popular among local Indonesians due to its beautiful and pristine beaches. However, due…
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All You Need to Know about the Kei Islands of Maluku

10 Must-Try Halal Foods in Penang Island

Penang is known as a food heaven. As a Muslim though, it is quite a challenging mission to find life-changing halal foods in Penang. That's because the majority of the population in Penang Island is Chinese non-Muslims, who use pork and/or lard as the main ingredients of their foods. So I am compiling the list of…
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10 Must-Try Halal Foods in Penang Island

8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kei Islands of Maluku, Indonesia

Beautiful Beaches [caption id="attachment_2029" align="alignright" width="225"] Matwaer Beach[/caption] Everyone knows about Bali's beautiful beaches, but who wants to be in such a crowded and not-so-blue beach when you can go somewhere else? The Kei Islands are home to the most beautiful, pristine, untouched beaches in the world. I have been to Lombok and South Sulawesi,…
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8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kei Islands of Maluku, Indonesia

Pulau Tujuh – A Must-See Spot of Ora Beach

Pulau Tujuh (literally Seven Islands) was not in our to-do list for Ora Beach. But after reminiscing the long and exhausting day of trying to get to Ora, we decided to stay for another night and visit these seven islands in the end. The drawback of going to Pulau Tujuh is the boat rental that…
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Pulau Tujuh – A Must-See Spot of Ora Beach

Ora Beach: Practical Information

A hidden paradise of Central Maluku – that's what Ora Beach is often known as. It is definitely with good reason that people call it this way. The beauty of this beach is often compared to the likes of famous destinations such as Bora Bora and Maldives. Some people even refer it as The Little Maldives…
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Ora Beach: Practical Information

Paradise on Earth: Ora Beach

We wake up in the early morning of March 29th to the peaceful sound of waves crawling gently to the shore, crashing to the pillars of our wooden bungalow. It feels like a dream. The breath-taking scenery from the room balcony is to die for and if it was not because of the view, I would…
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Paradise on Earth: Ora Beach

Exploring Maluku: The Journey to Ora Beach

"Attention to all passengers of Lion Air heading to Ambon, please board the plane immediately." The announcement to board the plane is finally announced. Our flight to the main capital of the Moluccas (Maluku), Ambon, was supposed to depart more than an hour ago. But unfortunately, there was a delay, which none of the staffs…
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Exploring Maluku: The Journey to Ora Beach

A New Life, A New Beginning

Life is full of surprises. Few years back, I did not expect to find a man that I would spend the rest of my life with. I was not entirely happy about living in Malaysia and I wanted to move somewhere else. Then, out of the sudden, he came to my life and I began…
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A New Life, A New Beginning

Cycling: Natai Beach – Phuket Town

Today would be the day we crossed to Phuket and it would be our last day of cycling, before continuing on with a ferry to another island. At around 7 AM, we had a nice breakfast at the same stall we went yesterday at Khao Pi Lai. There were a lot more varieties of foods in…
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Cycling: Natai Beach – Phuket Town