Dec 26, 2019

2F+ Coffee Cafe by Yellow House, Penang

This cafe is easily missed and hidden behind the foliage of creeping money plants. Besides hidden behind the green natural curtain, the location isn't suitable for a cafe. Its neighbors are old furniture shops, mechanic workshops, renovation shops, etc. Because of these subtle aspects, it quickly became a hidden gem in the Relau area.

Location: Jalan Paya Terubung, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (scroll down below for parking tips)Business hour: 10:00AM - 10:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Price: Approximately RM10 for coffee, RM30 for a meal


Dec 25, 2019

The Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory in Penang

One of my bucket list to tick when coming back to Penang is to have the Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory ice cream. I’m a big fan of cheese ice cream and the Tokyo Milk Cheese cookie. It’s the holy grail souvenir from Tokyo that I ask for if anyone ever visit the city. Upon hearing that the company is opening a standalone stall in Penang, I was overjoyed.

You can also find the Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.

Location: Gurney Plaza Penang, Lot 170-B1-K34/35 (Right next to the entrance of Mercato)
Business hour: Daily, 10am-10pm
Price: Approximately RM20


Dec 23, 2019

Bentong 1 Day Food Trip

The idea of traveling to Pahang for a day just for food might sound tedious. But Bentong is actually an hour away from Kuala Lumpur (or less than that on days with lesser traffic). If you are planning for a longer trip, there are plenty of places to discover, such as the Chamang Waterfall. However, in this post, I'm just going to talk about food.
There are plenty of places for good food in Bentong, but for a day trip, this is as much as I can cramp in:


Dec 7, 2019

Penang National Park: A Hike to Turtle Beach

People always think of Penang for its food, beaches, and heritage shophouses, but do you know, a large chunk of Penang Island is covered by forest? If you drive on the road to Batu Ferringhi, you will end up at Teluk Bahang. Beyond all the glamourous resorts by the beach, there's a quiet and sleepy fishermen's village. This is where the Penang National Park starts.

The Penang National Park is frequent by the locals for their weekend nature outing and you can also find some adventurous tourists finding their ways to the most pristine beach of Penang. The National Park gives you access to three beaches that are not accessible by road. We choose to go to Pantai Kerachut (or Kerachut Beach) because the other routes were obstructed by landslide.


Nov 22, 2019

Follow These 10 Eco-Lifestyle Tips When Traveling

Turtle Point, Redang

Traveling inevitably increases carbon footprints that can harm our environment. Traveling for leisure is becoming a norm and we are living in a generation that we are so grateful to be able to travel further because of the accessibilities. Flight tickets are cheaper, accommodation is so convenient (hello, Airbnb) and travel guides are available on our fingertips. As we indulge in our trips, let's be mindful of what we can do to reduce the impact on the environment.

Be mindful of the carbon footprints you create when traveling

Traveling creates a lot of carbon footprints. In order to save the environment, don’t travel for leisure, 'nuff said. But now traveling has become a necessity and it promotes good mental health. So, find alternative solutions such as travel to nearer place (for example, instead of traveling to the Maldives you can go to Pulau Pangkil in Indonesia). Travel via sea and land will also more environmentally friendly compared to travel via air.


Nov 18, 2019

10 Beginner Tips for Tarot Reading

I was struggling in spirituality a little and I discover that I actually don’t believe in Christianity nor Buddhism like what I was taught from growing up. I believe in nature, cause and effect of our actions determine our surroundings. For example, I believe in the direct relationship between consumerism and global warming. When consulting some friends, they suggest that I might be a witch. This is how I discover tarot.


Nov 13, 2019

美滋锅 Beauty In The Pot Review, Genting Highlands

I’m so used to that uncomplicated hotpot buffet where you pay RM55 per head and you can eat all you want. When I arrived at the Beauty in The Pot, I got so confused. First, there’s a waiting list - where you will be prompted via phone when your queue number is approaching. Then, there’s the reputable waiting service. You can have snacks, drinks, and playroom for the kids while you are waiting. And the most challenging part, the waitress speak mainly Chinese. The initial experience was quite awkward when I tried to get a table and the main contributing factor was the language barrier. Securing a table can be a gamble of luck, depending on what time and whether it is a school holiday period.


Nov 8, 2019

Weekend Guide to The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

I was looking for a quick weekend trip that isn’t too far from the city to celebrate my friend’s birthday. After nights of research, it seems like The Chateau at Berjaya Hills Bukit Tinggi is a perfect spot for a simple girl’s trip. After all, the last time we came here was 6 years ago, a revisit sounds like a good idea.

Here are all the details you need to know if you’re planning your trip.

Price: Approximately RM1,200 per night for the Noble Suite
Location: Berjaya Hills, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
Highlights: A total wellness spa hotel


Oct 25, 2019

Kuching, Sarawak 3D2N Itinerary

This year I had an immense interest to learn tarot reading. After talking to so many tarot readers, only one of them agreed to teach me further, so happen he is living in Kuching, which brought me here. I'll talk about tarot reading some other day. Initially, I wanted to do a quick visit for the lesson but after telling my friends of the plan, all of them bought their flight ticket separately to accompany me. I feel so touched. We had so much fun, laughing, exploring and learning about Sarawak culture together. I think I'm really lucky to have my girlfriends who always lift me up spiritually.

Here are what we've cramped on in just 3 days of visit.


Oct 19, 2019

Pulau Redang, Again...

When I blogged about my trip to Pulau Redang 3 months ago, I did mentioned that it’s the place I would go back again. Albeit the price, it’s a place you can’t get enough of (if you’re a beach bum who loves the sea, sun and sand)  and want to go over and over again. If given the financial capability, I would move there forever!

Here I am, back to the beloved island of Terengganu. I think you can read more info of the place in my previous post. In this post, I just want to document some good times I had with my parents & friends.


Aug 4, 2019

Tropical Spice Garden @ Penang, Malaysia

In this post, I want to recommend a tiny spot in my hometown which is not so popular amongst the tourists (yet). If you don't already know, I'm from Penang Island. It is probably the most touristy island in Malaysia. With all the hustling and bustling, you can find a peaceful sanctuary here at the Tropical Spice Garden. I can't believe I paid to see plants. I could see plants in the nursery or botanical gardens which are free. But this is a different thing altogether.


Jul 22, 2019

8 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Borobudur @ Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Hello again!

We’re still on the topic of travel in the month of July. Today I’m dropping 8 travel tips for Borobudur.


Jul 12, 2019

The Taaras Resort & Spa @ Redang Island, Malaysia

In July, I will be blogging about travel related posts. I have so many things to share on this blog that sometimes I get confused about which topic to talk about first. To solve this dilemma, I will be focusing on one topic each month, that way, you can also expect what to discover here throughout the month. This month, it's all about travel.

View at the pontoon


Jun 28, 2019

Good & Authentic Hainanese Food in Penang: Khoon Pastry House

When it comes to food in Penang, we often look for char kuey teow, nasi kandar, laksa, etc. For a change, I recommend you to the Hainanese food at Khoon Pastry House.

As a Penangite who was born and bred on the island, Khoo Pastry House is the go-to place for Hakka/Western food during my childhood. This restaurant has been operating for 3 generations and the business is still going strong.


May 5, 2019

Netflix Street Food Guide: Osaka, Japan

On episode 2, the Netflix Street Food Guide features Osaka, which fondly known as the Japan's kitchen. This episode comprises 3 food vendors, 2 of them inherited the business from their grandparents but the star of the show is Izakaya Toyo, who is a self-made chef.


Hotel Equatorial Melaka's Balik Kampung Fiesta Ramadhan Buffet 2019

Ramadhan is just around the corner and food enthusiasts looking for some Ramadhan delicacies and delights can head to Hotel Equatorial Melaka (for the last time before it closes its door forever on 30th June 2019) for a culinary journey with an attention-grabbing theme this year - Balik Kampung Fiesta.

Fondly known as Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant, located on level 3, the assortment will feature 200 typical traditional home-style dishes nightly in the extensive buffet spreads and stalls with love cooking just like what one will find in the kampungs around the country.


Apr 28, 2019

Netflix Street Food Guide: Bangkok, Thailand

Just launched, Netflix's Street Food show is one of the highly accredited travel show. Street food on its own has a local character and it is said that you have not traveled to the place until you eat the local street food.

It is not my intention to infringe any copyright or hurt any party, however, this post merely compiles all the local eateries featured in the Netflix Street Food show for reference. I do encourage you to watch the show for more information.


Jan 28, 2019

13 Eco-Friendly Items You Can Buy From Daiso

If you have a lack of self-control, Daiso is a dangerous place to shop. With the low price tag and plenty of choices, you might end up with things you don’t need, creating more wastage. In this post, I want to recommend you some items that can enhance your zero waste lifestyle. Do keep in mind that you don't have to get all the items because you're currently following the zero waste lifestyle. Pick and choose the items that suit your current lifestyle and evaluate if you really do need the item before purchasing it.

At the moment this post is being published, all Daiso items are priced at only RM5.90.


Jan 27, 2019

4 Days Tokyo Itinerary version 1 (With Printable Reference)

A 4-day trip to Tokyo is not enough. In actual, even a 4-week trip is not enough as well. Tokyo is a city that constantly changing with a lot of events and activities happening throughout the year. If you think you've seen it all, new attractions will pop up again and again.

Anyway, if you just want a shallow dip into Tokyo's attraction, we've got the plan for you.

Feel free to shuffle the days around or move the places of interest depending on where you stay. To maximize your experience, you can follow my Step-to-step Guide How to Create your own itinerary. But let's start with the Tokyo itinerary.