Could it be true that a gift exchange between Asian rulers several centuries ago inadvertently saved a population of elephants from extinction? Pygmy elephants, once native to Java (but sadly now extinct in the area), were found alive and well in northern Borneo in the early 21st century, and this has led to new thinking […]
Malaysia is home to countless delicious dishes whose flavorsome roots come from all over the region, reflecting the multi-ethnic tapestry that makes up Malaysian society. There are strong influences from Indian, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine; within those designations are both the traditionally-rendered recipes, which stick to the cooking and seasoning methods of their homeland, and […]
Malaysia’s bustling capital is a rich melting pot of flavors, smells and sights thanks to the complex tapestry woven by it inhabitants and their history. To fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Kuala Lumpur, we recommend you base yourself at the peerless Mandarin Oriental hotel, perfectly located just 30 minutes from the airport […]
Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to witness the Thaipusam festival in full swing, at one of the world’s most revered Hindu shrines outside of India: the Batu Caves.
Filled with curiosity and armed with some new camera equipment, I headed into the jungles of Sabah to start my Bornean adventure.
As the world’s third largest island and located in the heart of South East Asia, Borneo remains a wondrous destination for explorers, with an unspoiled paradise waiting to be rediscovered…
There is nothing quite like an island escape to help you unwind, your stresses melting into the powdery white sand as you gaze upon a calm emerald ocean. And when it comes to breathtaking island destinations in Asia, there is, quite literally, an archipelago of hotspots to choose from…