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Pulau Tioman: How NOT to organize ferry operations

Pulau Tioman: How NOT to get there Pulau Tioman: How NOT to organize ferry operations Pulau Tioman: How to get back So we made it to Mersing. Our ticket agent for the ferry told us to collect our tickets 1.5hrs before departure. We did not quite understand why but obliged...

Pulau Tioman: How NOT to get there

Pulau Tioman: How NOT to get there Pulau Tioman: How NOT to organize ferry operations Pulau Tioman: How to get back Good Friday – long weekend in Singapore! Flights to just about anywhere except Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta were outrageously expensive, so we settled on Pulau Tioman. Why not travel...

Kuala Lumpur: Bak Kuh Teh not too far from the city centre

A friend of ours was kind enough show us one of the better places to have Bah Kuh Teh in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently the very famous places are all further out, mostly in Klang (around 30km outside of KL). Without going into details, I think Wikipedia gives the best summary...

Kuala Lumpur: great, casual Indian food

Sunday morning we had a craving for Indian food. There is definitely no shortage of Indian food in KL, thanks to approx. 10% of the population being of Indian descent. We didn’t do any research, but instead just walked to Jalan Masjid India and tried to find a place there....

Quest: Finding the best Döner Kebab in Singapore

My friends would confirm that I am a big fan of Turkish food, particularly Döner Kebab. It is an ingenious mixture of vegetable, meats, tasty bread, sauce and a decent portion of grease. While probably not the healthiest of Turkish food, it does leave you with an odd sense of...

Getting Beerlao in Singapore

One of my favorite beers in South-East Asia is definitely Beerlao, produced by the Lao Brewery Company (by now a 50-50 joint-venture between the Lao government and Carlsberg). Despite expanding, it is still fairly difficult to find outside of Laos, Cambodia or Thailand. In Singapore I’ve seen it popping up...

Singapore’s ethnic malls: Penninsula Plaza (Myanmar)

This post is the first in a series about Singapore’s numerous shopping malls that function as the gathering spot for the many different ethnics here. As of end of 2011, Singapore had a non-resident population of 1.60 million in addition to the 3.34m citizens and 0.53m permanent residents. The majority...

Taipei: superb Sushi (三味食堂)

On a recent trip to Taiwan, we stumbled into an outstanding Sushi restaurant that is worthwhile sharing. We were just innocently drinking our Bubble Tea #3 of the day at 哈奶舖販賣店 when a fellow traveller asked us whether we are also waiting to get a table at the restaurant next door. Turns out...

One-day island excursion around Ao Nang (Krabi)

One of the most-dos when in Krabi is the boat tour to the nearby islands. There are several ways to do it, depending on what tickles your fancy. Since we only had two days in Krabi, we opted for the most comfortable and efficient way – chartering a private boat....