Ethiopia Jewel of Africa

In April 2020, CNBC headlined it: “It’s one of the harshest places on Earth — and travelers love it.”. But long before that, one of Malaysia’s foremost adventurers, Yusuf Hashim had already visited the length and breath of the country several times. He recounts his fascinating journey here … ...

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Springtime Surprise

Spring is here and where best to spend it than at the highlands – Genting Highlands is the coolest antidote for Malaysia’s hot and humid weather due to its serene natural beauty and perfect temperature (sans the crowds). Photography by Jan Yong You would be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Magic Murals of Muar

Visitors from abroad have come to Muar, a small town in Johor, just to have a look and take selfies with the murals in the background. For a small town, Muar has become a sort of must-visit destination due to its proliferation of captivating murals. The amount of street ...

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‘Cowboy Camper’

With his rugged cowboy looks (some call it the Malay version of ‘Clint Eastwood’, Eddie Putera is the new breed of campsite owners who is riding high on ‘camping fever’ now, but doing it his way A chat with Eddie Putera, with his trademark Esee knives by his side, ...

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Tuba Blast from the past

Hidden from plain sight, postcard-perfect Tuba Island aspires to be a world-class model of sustainable and green development for an island destination. Perhaps it was my blinkered vision of paradise but as I rode my rented motorcycle around Tuba Island, a feeling of nostalgia mixed with heady triumph swept ...

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EXPANSION PLANS AFOOT FOR OAKWOOD

Amid reports of hotel closures across Asia due to the pandemic, it is heartening to note that Oakwood plans to double its properties by 2025. Asian Property Review finds out from Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood, more about its game plan. “Medical experts agree that the safest accommodations ...

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Chinatown Revisited

So many secrets lie buried within this living museum that even locals don’t have a clue. Text & Photography by Jan Yong Being born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, I’d thought I knew a lot about Chinatown as my mother used to take me there for shopping decades ago. ...

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