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Massage Siantar style


Siantar is the last stop of our 5 day trip. We decided to chill out a little instead of the embarking on a whirlwind binging our hosts had planned for us. Since our hotel is situated next to two massage … Continue reading

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Buzzing in Berastagi


Berastagi is a highland resort town three hours drive from Medan, capital of Sumatra. Berastagi is a popular holiday getaway for the locals, with it’s cool climate all year round and hot springs. We stayed in Sinabung Hill Resort. The … Continue reading

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Sky Mirror at Sasaran


Sky Mirror at Sasaran, a little fishing village in Selangor, is a recent tourist phenomenon which exploded, in part due to selfies, mobile phones and social media. Sasaran is a sleepy fishing village consisting of at least three generations. The … Continue reading

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Sekeping Serendah – world in a jungle.


I needed to get away after my thesis and when my Malaysian friend LK sent me a link to a video showcasing Malaysian jungle retreats, I told her to book one for me. She selected this one for me. Sekeping … Continue reading

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‘Wanton’ Mee with tilapia


The poster screams, the only one in Malaysia, no other stores. It is unique: whole steamed tilapia cooked in various sauces and served with fresh noodles (without the wantons). There are different varieties – dried lilybulb with garlic and bean … Continue reading

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Into the volcano crater – Ijen


Ijen – a local Javanese word for Lone. I love the name – melancholic and romantic. But Ijen Crater is anything but lone when I was there two Sundays ago. You wouldn’t believe the crowd which descended at midnight, all … Continue reading

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A Salsa massage @ Surabaya


I’m here waiting for my son as we spent the last hour pampering ourselves with Javanese massage after the arduous climb to the 2400ft Ijen Crater. The beauty centre caters everything beauty for a woman but provide back and foot … Continue reading

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