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Jala Restaurant, Langkawi

Going on holiday without exploring the destination beyond the confines of the hotel, is a very big sin to me! (Even if it may be the ultimate 5 star realm of luxury!) Langkawi...
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Banyan Tree Ungasan + Bali Bucket List

The love affair between Australians and Bali is undeniable. Over the last 10 years, the number of Australians travelling to Indonesia grew by 416% to over 1.2 million trips in the last financial year! While Reality TV shows...

St Regis Hotel Langkawi

Before embarking on this tropical holiday to one of Malaysia's most beautiful and jaw-dropping destinations, I had never actually heard of Langkawi before. When the opportunity presented itself to visit Langkawi on the way back...

Shanghai Sundays: Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton

Residing in an unassuming building in the South Bund precinct, Table No. 1 is located in the edgy new hotel The Waterhouse. Nominated in the Top Contemporary Western Restaurants of the Year on local Shanghai...

Tanjong Jara Resort – Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia

The concept of staying at a remote luxury spa resort might not be everyone's idea of a holiday - I know this for a fact because I used to be one of them, preferring...

Wet Market Tour of Pasar Besar Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia with Tanjong Jara Resort’s Chef...

Getting off the second consecutive flight (SIN > KUL > TGG) at Terengganu (we had a stopover in Singapore to eat for 1.5 days :) you can otherwise fly direct SYD > KUL), our...
Delicately poached chicken is served at room temperature with a portion of fragrant rice, and a selection of condiments

The Myth of Hainanese Chicken Rice + Recipe and Recommendations

In the food world, Singapore is almost synonymous with Chicken Rice, which - in Singapore - is known as Hainanese Chicken Rice. This has been cause for much confusion for me growing up -...
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What I ate in 3 days in Singapore

I've always said that if I were to move overseas for a few years, my destination of choice would be Singapore. Offering the best of both worlds - sophisticated modern day luxuries right beside...
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Penang laksa (assam laksa) and chendul in Penang

Malaysia is a nation that is obsessed with food. This is particularly evident in Penang where locals are so proud of the local food, that they go the extra step to make sure tourists...
Last-day-in-Malaysia

Last day in Malaysia – Hainanese chicken rice, chicken satay, assam laksa, Hokkien mee,...

The last six days in Malaysia have been a glorious gastronomic blur; we've consumed more food than I can possibly remember. The thousands or so photos on my hard drive and these blog posts...

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