Donald Trump maybe will contradict himself, right here in Bali, Indonesia : An Honest Opinion From A Traveller

Written by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.”-Mohandas K.Gandhi

Travel further up north or perhaps to the west of Bali, escaping that touristy and busy roads of Kuta and Denpasar, one may see drastic change in Bali’s landscape. There’s more green, beautiful villages and most friendliest people on earth, the Balinese. Ask any seasoned traveller about their preferred regency to stay in Bali, they will pin point Ubud or further north while some curios and curious travellers will opt to venture the west side, probably continuing their journey to Java via Gilimanuk and Ketapang. Amazing Bali of Indonesia but surprisingly Trump’s name is widely being mentioned here, not because of him being Mr.President but for he is about to contradict himself. That’s how I see it, from my perspective, a frequent traveller to Bali.

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The Art Of Bargaining @ Tegallalang, Bali : A Story About One Stubborn Traveller

Written by @Joehairie
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Thought of the day: “Bargaining has neither friends neither relations.”-Benjamin Franklin

This particular traveller is freaking stubborn. His name is @Lan, he just love challenges especially when it comes to showing his ability to make sellers go for his words. Simply put, he claimed to ably bargain for a cut of more than 80% quoted by sellers. It was at Tegallang, Bali that I saw this beautiful rice terraces and decided that we made a short stop. @Lan on the other hand saw one particular souvenir shop that he decided to bargain for things, souvenirs for some friends. Tegallalang is definitely not a place to shop for souvenirs, the prices are ridiculous but @Lan was determined to implement his art of bargaining. In his wallet, IDR 200,000 (USD15).

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The Colors of Indonesian Nasi Padang

Written by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“The only thing that I like better than talking about food is eating.”-John Walters

One long table, 2 diners, more than 20 dishes and at least 5 kinds of Sambal (hot/spicy sauce). If that’s not enough, there were 3 staffs monitoring the table, looking for more empty space to offer more dishes. Each dish presented in different texture, color and taste. That striking red sambal chili was kind of a warning for me not to consume it but then Asians can’t live without sambal. This is Nasi Padang, padangnese can’t live without it, it’s their ‘trademark’, we are pretty sure of that.

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Traders Hotel by Shangri-La @ Kuala Lumpur : Hotel Review from the perspective of 2 Golden Circle Members

Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“My definition of a good hotel is a place I’d stay at.”-Robert De Niro

Lounging, even for a while @Skybar on the 33rd Floor of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, was indeed one great moment, having that breathtaking view of KLCC Twin Tower. We can do this every single day, we said to ourselves! Being frequent travelers and miles chaser(s), we have accumulated enough points in the Golden Circle Membership Program (Link), enabling us to redeem free nights at any Shangri-La’s, Jen and Traders Hotel worldwide. We’re curious about what’s inside Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and so we came in as their guests, staying for 2 nights ; one room for each of us.

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AirAsia X Cleared To Fly To The US

Blogged by @Joehairie and @Lan #AABC
Content from AirAsia Blogger's Community Newsletter February 2017

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AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to the US. The airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the US. The approval allows AirAsia’s long-haul, low-cost sister airline to operate services to any destination within the US.

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AirAsia’s First Ever Airvolution Hackathon!

Blogged by @Joehairie and @Lan #AABC
Content from AirAsia Bloggers' Community Newsletter February 2017

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AirAsia is proud to announce its first ever open innovation hackathon, AIRVOLUTION 2017: Spearheading Innovation in Asean. Twenty teams will go head-to-head to create new applications and tools to address a travel-related challenge to be revealed later.

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Bringing Cheers To The Old Folks @ Holy Family Residence, Purak, Papar

Blogged by @Lan for Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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Thought of the day-“We rise by lifting other.”-Robert Ingersoll

In conjunction with Lunar New Year, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu has organized a visit to Holy Family Residence old folks home at Purak, Papar. The home has a total number of 37 residents. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu visited the home and brought along the food that was prepared by the associates.

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The Colors of Seremban @ Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus : Hj Shariff Cendol

Written by @joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day: ‘Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance.’-Chef Edward Lee

People talked and keep writing good reviews about this place, a restaurant named as HJ (Haji) Shariff Cendol. Their Cendol is quite famous (since 1930’s) and we wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to try it, we’re in Seremban anyway. We want to see more ‘colors’ of Seremban, this time around in its edible ‘items’. We hope to see and experience that said ‘colors’ at Haji Shariff Cendol @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus. For the record, their Cendol is ranked at #1 by TripAdvisor reviewers and that put it as the best dessert in the whole of Seremban Town!

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