Tanjung Tuan. You’ve probably heard of it. And if you’ve travelled from the South by plane you’ve probably flown over it. But a lighthouse on a hill hardly sounds reason enough to get in your car, right? Then what about deserted beaches, forest trails and an annual spectacle that attracts nature lovers from across the region. Yes, that’s more like it. Here are 6 reasons why you should go.
I love Bangkok, but after 4 days by the peaceful banks of the River Kwai, the city’s traffic, noise and crowds felt oppressive. So I arranged to escape the metropolis for a bicycle tour of Bang Krachao, a small artificial island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River.
Back in January 2017 I stayed at The Sticks in Kuala Kubu Bharu for the first time; it wasn’t my last. But time doesn’t always allow for the luxury of a weekend getaway, and when the heart wants what the heart wants – like a day trip away by the river, owners Michelle and Rubin happily welcome day trippers.
So much of a visit to Kanchanaburi and Kwai is focused on the railway, from the track originally built during the war, to the train journey there, and the iron bridge that crosses it. But to only gaze on the river from your hotel or a cafe, or cross it by bridge, is to miss a very important part of it – being on it.
The best pad thai in Bangkok a 15 minutes walk from our hotel? Of course, that’s going to be a ‘yes’.
Located approximately 20 minutes outside of Bandar Hilir (depending on traffic), Pantai Klebang is popular stretch of Melaka beach, known for its delicious coconut shakes and food truck businesses. It is also the site of some extensive, albeit photogenic, land reclamation.
Want to see different kind of KL? Perhaps under the cover of darkness? A cycling tour of Kuala Lumpur’s Most Haunted Places will convince you that there’s a hidden side of the city most commuters don’t get to see.