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1. Insitu Museum of Jugra

Originally a district police station-cum-jailhouse (Rumah Pasung) on the ground floor and a courtroom on the upper floor, this building functioned as such until the state government administration centre relocated from Jugra to Klang in 1882. It remained as a jailhouse up to 1890 when the Pudu Prison was built. On an area measuring about […]

1. Sultan Alaeddin's Palace

Also known as Istana Bandar (Town Palace) and Istana 44 Bilik (Palace with 44 rooms), Alaeddin Palace (Istana Alaeddin) was built in 1899 and completed in 1905 by Sultan Alaeddin Suleiman Syah Ibni Almarhum Raja Muda Musa, the fifth Sultan of Selangor. Sultan Alaeddin, who designed this palace himself, resided here for about 33 years until ... continue reading »

1. entrance to the Royal Mausoleum of Almarhum Sultan Abdul Samad

Mausoleums and cemeteries are not my preferred vacation destinations but I don't deny that there are people who purposely look out for these, perhaps as a research topic. The royal mausoleum of Almarhum Sultan Abdul Samad on Jugra Hill is visited regularly by common folk. Maybe these are local people who continue to feel an affinity ... continue reading »

The Haven Instagram Challenge Round 3

Stand a chance to win a night's stay at The Haven Resort Hotel Ipoh! This 3rd round of Instagram Challenge is open from 23rd August until 30th September, 2016. The theme is to salute the inspiring women in your life. What you need to do: 1) Follow @thehavenresorts 2) Post your photo(s) taken at The Haven, tag a ... continue reading »

3D / 2N Romantic Escapade

Beginning August, 2016 until the end of the year, two fantastic suite promotions are being run concurrently by The Haven Resort Hotel & Residences. You wouldn't want to miss this, I tell you, especially when you have been waiting to take a short vacation at a destination like The Haven. When is the best time ... continue reading »

4. BOH's broken tea

Growing up drinking BOH tea, my recent visit to BOH's lowland tea plantation in Bukit Cheeding, Selangor, was an eye-opener. The leading tea grower in Malaysia, BOH owns four tea plantations (or tea gardens) in the country. Besides Bukit Cheeding, the other three are Boh, Sungei Palas and Fairlie, all located in Cameron Highlands. BOH's most ... continue reading »

panoramic view of Singapore

According to the 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore is currently the world's most expensive city to live in, beating Paris, Oslo, Zurich, Sydney, Caracas, Geneva, Melbourne, Tokyo and Copenhagen. Yet, Euromonitor International recently released data on the most-visited cities in 2013, and Singapore came in second out of ... continue reading »

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