One of the most famous monuments located in South East Asia, Angkor Wat is also considered to be the largest religious monuments in the world. Originally it was constructed as a Hindu temple for the Khmer empire, however it gradually shifted towards a Buddhist monuments in the end of the 12th century. For many years I had planned to travel to this world renowned destination however only recently was I able to make the journey. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap only takes only 2 hours, and AirAsia flies daily, which is very convenient however do take note on their flight times. As there are only one flight a day and their timing is not the same for each day. Siem Reap is a booming city and is growing rapidly from the tourist influx. Situated 15 min from the airport and only 5KM from the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park,…
Gunung Brinchang (Mount Brinchang) is located in the Cameron Highlands and it is classified as the highest mountain in peninsula Malaysia accessible by road and stands at 2,032 meters (6,667ft) above sea level. Gunung Brinchang is also the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands. Taking the road up is no challenge so the obvious route to the top is to hike through the jungle which I would personally consider very different compared to other hikes I have been to.
Gunung Datuk (also known as Mount Rembau or Mount Datuk Rembau) located in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. Standing at 886 meter above sea level it is by far not the highest mountain around but it does provide hiker with a good view. The mountain was to become the setting for my first night hike. The original plan was to reach the starting point by 6am and then start hiking up the mountain at the break of dawn. However due to the fact non of the members in the group were able to sleep, we decided to make a move early in order to reach the peak before sunrise.
I was going through my old hard drive and found these photos of my trip to Bangkok way back in 2009. Here are some of the photos from that trip which I managed to salvage, I decided to have them all in black&white which I believe give a different mood in comparison to the normal vivid color travel photos.
It had probably been 10 years since I last visited Pulau Pangkor, anyway my family and I decided to have small vacation so we decided to give the island a try. One of the reasons was that its located relatively near to Kuala Lumpur. It took us about 3 hours to drive from the capital to the jetty town of Lumut. Upon arriving in Lumut we realize that much had changed over the years, there were now convenient covered car parks for travelers to leave their cars, a new jetty terminal and many restaurants and shops.