Photo Diary: Chasing Waterfalls in Don Khon

Located near the Cambodian border, Si Phan Don (also referred to as 4000 Islands in English) is the ideal stop-over before entering the Khmer Kingdom. With three main islands to choose from, I decided on Don Khon, as it’s known for its scenic landscapes and impressive waterfalls – plus, just a bridge away from Don…

Photo Diary: The Plain of Jars in Phonsavan

Mainly known for The Plain of Jars, I recently visited Phonsavan, Laos, with the intention of satiating my ancient artefacts curiosity. Folklore believes the jars were used by Giants to ferment rice-wine whereas archeologist believe the jars were used for burial purposes. I’m still undecided… Fortunately, at Site 2 I managed to see an ancient…

Photo Diary: Falling In Love With Luang Prabang All Over Again

I last visited Luang Prabang in 2016 and if you haven’t read about my 24 hour adventure to the city via bus from Vientiane, you can do so here. Luckily, I was wiser this time around and chose to arrive from Nong Khiaw, a mere four to five hour bus journey – still as bumpy,…

Photo Diary: Exploring The Imperial City in Hue

The Imperial City in Hue was magnificently grand – so much so that I was inspired to write a poem, which I shall be sharing below:   Everything’s moving Everything’s breathing Everything’s being   And with each change of season These courts have witnessed scenes beyond reason   From emperors whispering to concubines to the…

Photo Diary: Hoi An Ancient Town

After dreaming of backpacking through South East Asia for months, years even, I have finally embarked on the infamous “banana trail”, starting in Vietnam. As I will be traversing through towns, some obscure, wifi may not always be a given so until I return, most of my posts will consist of photo diaries – and…

Photo Diary: Tasting Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia

If you’re planning to or are visiting Perth then chances are that Fremantle is already on your sightseeing list as it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in Perth. Mainly known for it’s market, it’s important to note that the Fremantle market, also referred to as Freo market by locals, is only open on…

Travel Review: Taman Sari in Hulu Langat, Malaysia

In case you haven’t realised, I’m obsessed with nature and rarely need an excuse to venture into the outdoors but as I’m currently in Perth until the end of December, I decided to use Christmas as a reason to stay at a nearby retreat with friends. Located in Hulu Langat, Taman Sari consists of two private…

Photo Diary: Life Is The Heart of A Rainbow, Singapore 

Yayoi Kusama, a female Japanese artist, has inspired the likes of Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Yoko Ono, to name a few influential artists. She was catapulted into the art scene in New York during the 60s, in the midst of the hippie era, and although many view her art as psychedelic, she has actually…

Photo Diary: Sg Chilling, Kuala Kubu Bharu

I’ve visited Sg Chiling prior to this trip but didn’t manage to view the main waterfall due to time constrictions so I thought, hey why not give it another shot with friends? Well, that didn’t work out; we drove 1.5 hours from Bangsar only to be told, by a staff, that the waterfall was closed to…

Photo Diary: Jeram Kedah, Negeri Sembilan

I’ve previously visited Jeram Kedah but decided to share the details with you as the waterfall is a secluded haven. We Waze-ed ‘Jeram Kedah, Mantin’ and reached the destination within 1.5 hours, from Hartamas; the waterfall is located within a kampung (village) and once you drive over a metal bridge, that’s your cue to park…