India Golden Triangle 3 : You can cover three Unesco sites in a day in Agra and Taj Mahal is one of them!

India Golden Triangle 3 : Agra My second leg of the India Golden triangle is Agra.  I have been waiting for this because Taj Mahal is in Agra.  Beside Taj Mahal, Agra also has Agra Fort and Fatehphur Sikri, these three are Unesco World Heritage site. Jaypee Palace Hotel We stayed a night at the …

India Golden Triangle 2 : Find out what is Pink meant in India and why Jaipur city is called as Pink City

Jaipur 2 : The Pink City First, let’s understand the meaning pink in India.  Pink mean a color of celebration, happy and welcoming.  It is very common for men in India wearing pink in their wedding day or other big occasion. When the Mahaja learn that the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria are coming …

India Golden Triangle 1 : Jaipur is a city full of peeping windows!

Kashmir to Delhi My second part of the India travel is to explore the India’s Golden Triangle, which include the three important cities. India Golden Triangle The Indian’s Golden triangle is a popular tourist circuit which connects Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The total circuit is about 720 km each by road and each leg is …

Malaysia Self Drive 2 – Hidden Treasure for Photography Lovers

Self Drive in Malaysia – Part 2 Taiping, Perak Our second part of self driving in Malaysia involve Taipeng as our first stop before reaching Penang Island. Lake Taiping Taipeng is a town located in Perak, this is one of the wettest town in Malaysia due to it’s heavy rainfall. The unusual rainfall has also …

Self Drive in Malaysia Part 1 – Cameron Highland, why Founder of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew love to bring his family here for vacation?

Self Drive Singapore to Cameron Highland Driving in Malaysia can be fun, it takes 7 hours to reach Cameron Highlands. We had few breaks along the Plus Expressway, we stopped at Air Keroh near Melaka, then made another stop at Tapah before going uphill. The uphill is manageable and compared to many years back, the new …

China Xi’an 5 : Hua Shan Lun Jian/ 华山论剑 – Discussion of Swords in Mount Hua

Hua Shan/ Mount Hua Today I have equipped myself to experience climbing Hua Shan/ Mount Hua. Talking about this mountain, I would think of the martial arts and Kung Fu. Cable Car to Hua Shan Hua Shan is a mountain located 120 km east of Xian, Shaanxi province. It is one of the China’s Big …

China Xi’an 4 – Colors of the Terracotta warriors were faded within minutes after the archaeologists dig it out !

Xian City Wall Xian City Wall/西安城墙 is an ancient capital of China, also represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Xian City Wall is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, also being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  It is located …

China Xi’an 3 – Life in Rural village in Shaanxi , see it yourself the OLD and NEW village!

Daming Palace in National Heritage Park This place is big, a very huge park with nothing much except some miniature of the palace built at one corner of the park.  There are some ruins or base of the ancient palace left in this huge area. The palace was destroyed, and currently there is only a section …

China Xi’an 2 : Find out what is the real meaning of “扬眉吐气” in Shaanxi.

Lunch at Yaodong Yaodong/窯洞 is a house cave, found in Shaanxi area. There are still quite a big population, 40 million living in yaodong these days.  It is very cooling in the summer when I had my lunch there and I heard it need very little heating in winter. I have always wanted to find …

China Xi’an 1 – A day in Famen Temple – Let’s see the Finger Bone of Sakyamuni Buddha

Ancient Capital of China – Xian : A day in Famen Temple I visit China frequently and every few years I would re-visit different part of China.  I started to explore from the southern part of China such as Xiamen, Guangzhuo, ChaoZhou, Yunnan and Guangxi.  This time I was really excited because Xian, is really …