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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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HotBoys Kelong

Hotboys Kelong is situated beside Pulau Sibu about  15 km off the eastern coast of Penisular Malaysia. The nearest jetty to the kelong is Tanjung Leman Jetty, which is just off Kota Tinggi and before Mersing. The kelong is no longer used for … Continue reading

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Goechala Trek – (India, Sikkim)

Day 1 (Singapore – Kolkata) Our trip began with a Silkair night flight from Singapore to Kolkata. We felt our minority presence even before actually reaching India as almost all the passengers on board were Indians. The in-flight dinner served was also typical … Continue reading

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Gunung Panti

Gunung Panti is located just a few kilometers north of Kota Tinggi in Johor. The mountain is part of the Gunung Panti Recreational Forest – a protected secondary forest (from other online sources, it seems that the forest is not really … Continue reading

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Istana

The Istana (“Palace in Malay”) is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. It is also where the president receives and entertains state guests and as well as the working office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. … Continue reading

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Mount Belumut and Mount Lambak

Mount Belumut, standing at 1010m,  is the second tallest mountain (after Mount Ophir at 1276 m) in the state of Johor. It is located about 30 Km east of Kluang town. Mount Lambak, standing at 510 m, is a favourite nature hangout … Continue reading

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Tan Moh Hong Crocodile Farm

“Six decades ago, not long after the end of Second World War, an enterprising Chinese man by the name of Mr. Tan Gua Chua decided that he wanted to share his home with these unloved reptiles. Thus, he set to … Continue reading

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