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One of the places that we visited was in Sanwan Township. Interestingly, no one knows its name, because it doesn't have one yet! Let's just call it the Sanwan Township Park for now. Sanwan is Mandarin for "three curves". It is a rural township in Miaoli County, also populated by Hakka descent. A major landmark in ... continue reading »

For my 6D/5N trip to Taiwan last month, we put up at a different accommodation every night. The first hotel in Taiwan was City Suites Taoyuan Gateway (桃園城市商旅航空館). As our arrival was 7pm, and by the time we had dinner, it would be approximately 9pm, it was sensible to stay near the airport. Moreover, we were ... continue reading »

The moment I disembarked from the aircraft at Labuan Airport, I felt that this is one town that is almost similar to Ipoh. Both are underdeveloped and quite neglected by tourists. Well, good for us, 'cos it means that we can maintain that certain charm. This UTC building is not unlike the one in Ipoh. Painted ... continue reading »

The tourist attraction that I visited for the first time during my recent trip to Labuan was the Kina Benuwa Mangrove Ecology Park. You see, most of the Federal Territory's tourism spots were already covered during my first trip to Labuan in April, so I was delighted to be introduced to a "new" product. The ecology ... continue reading »

One of Labuan's famous landmarks is the Chimney Tower, located along Jalan Merdeka on the main island. An icon and symbol of pride to the locals, the Chimney is a compulsory visit when you make a trip to this Federal Territory. A fairly new tourism product in the area is the Chimney Walking Trail, which I ... continue reading »

If you have been following my social media accounts, you would know that I was in Labuan (again) recently. It was my second trip to the Federal Territory this year. The highlight for this trip was Labuan's 100th anniversary Remembrance Day memorial service, while the rest of the 5-day trip were filled with tourism related ... continue reading »

While I have visited the floating mosques in Melaka (Masjid Selat Melaka) and Terengganu (Masjid Kristal), I am glad that I finally had the opportunity to visit Perak's very own floating mosque, the first in the state, known as Masjid Al-Badr Seribu Selawat. Built at a cost of RM11.7 million, it took slightly over 2.5 years ... continue reading »

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