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Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano on the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia.  At 3,726 metres, it is the second highest mountain in Indonesia (excluding West Papua). On top of the volcano is a crater lake … Continue reading

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Gunung Stong, Kelantan Malaysia

The Gunung Stong State Park (GSSP) also known as Jelawang Jungle lies in central Kelantan.  There are several peaks in the area, the most popular among climbers and hikers are Gunung Stong, Gunung Ayam and Gunung Baha. The other popular attraction is … Continue reading

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Impression of Penang & Penangites

My first impression of Penang is as that i have stepped back in time into historic Singapore, back in the 1970s. Most of its buildings/ shophouses built back in the 1950s/ 1960s are still intact and it is refreshing to … Continue reading

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Moung Agung

Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport at 11pm, we were picked up in a MPV by our friendly English speaking driver Botak to the village at the base of Mount Agung. Along the way, we dropped by a 24-7 convenient store to buy … Continue reading

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Flores Adventure

Day 01 A week before our Flores trip, Mount Rinjani located just across the Straits from Bali erupted and caused flight diversion and Bali airport closure. The situation was not optimistic and we thought that we might have to cancel our … Continue reading

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Mount Kerinci, Sumatra Indonesia

Mount Kerinci, located in the province of Jambi, is known for being the highest volcano in Indonesia and having the highest peak on the island of Sumatra. It is surrounded by the lush forest of Kerinci Seblat National Park, home … Continue reading

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River Abseiling, Rafting and Caving in Gopeng

Gopeng is small town located in the District of Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. It is situated about 20km south of Ipoh. The town was once was bustling with tin miners and locals who busied themselves with the great tin mining industry … Continue reading

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Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabula at 4,095m high is one of the tallest mountains in South East Asia (there are a number of mountains in Myanmar and Indonesia West Papua which are higher than Kinabula). It is one of the most accessible high mountains … Continue reading

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