(Artikel ini juga ditujukan kepada bakal peserta Unduk Ngadau 2018)
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Thought of the day-“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all things when we eat well.”-Micheal Pellan
Thanks to Chef Florence Tan, I’ve expanded my culinary range. It’s not that I’ve not tasted food of Malacca’s Nyonya before. I had some, years ago but cooked by someone not of Nyonya’s. The experience was lacking of good memory as food was not cooked with soul, lacking that magic touch. Chef Florence Tan cooked some of Nyonya’s delicacies. One of that many dishes was Chicken Pongteh. She mentioned about the 600 years old heritage, the starting period and origin of Nyonya’s amazing food. Something that’s old is definitely a culture, I say. Recipes being passed down from the first generation to many generations in order to preserve Nyonya’s culture.
Back to the basics: ‘Embrace your culture, speak your mother tongue”-Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA)
Untuk memahami lebih dekat tentang asal-usul Unduk Ngadau, baca artikel ini (PAUTAN). For better understanding about Unduk Ngadau in general, read this article (LINK)
Kurang dari 2 bulan kita akan mempunyai Ratu Unduk Ngadau yang baru. Unduk Ngadau yang bakal menggantikan Sherry Anne Laujang. Saat inilah, pasti ramai yang akan atau sudah mendaftarkan diri untuk menyertai Unduk Ngadau Peringkat Daerah masing-masing. Pemenang peringkat daerah akan bertanding pada 31 Mei 2017 nanti untuk menentukan Unduk Ngadau yang mutlak bagi tahun 2017. Sebagai pemerhati, saya sudah melakukan beberapa analisis dan beberapa tulisan dalam blog ini akan mengutarakan pandangan peribadi saya. Satu hal yang jelas adalah TIDAK SEMUA peserta Unduk Ngadau akan mempunyai tahap Keyakinan Diri dan Aura yang tinggi.
Written by @Lan(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
Thought of the day-“The simplicity of the good man is hard to follow. The simplicity of the evil man is easy to follow.”-Buddhist Quote at Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai.
In 1995, with some friends, we braved ourselves to board the train all the way from Butterworth to Hat Yai en route to Bangkok. It was more than 18 hours journey and the ride experience was full of challenges. I stood for almost two hours after seeing a man managed to grab my seat when I was in the toilet. The idea to confront him seemed to be a big NO NO thing as he had a gun with him, tucked in his jacket but clearly visible. He smiled when he disembarked at a small station and I hurriedly but cautiously reclaimed my seat. That made our group glued to our seats until we reached Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Welcome to Thailand, The Land of Smiles. The reviews from seasoned travellers listed all possible pros and cons, creating that sort of conundrums for newbies, at least.
Written by @joehairie and content documented/arranged by @Lan(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
It’s not that we underestimate this group of poor people. They are human beings too and we respect all, regardless. There’s this place that we went recently and after much time spent on the street looking for materials, we bumped into this poor lady and her son. During our travel, we always ‘receive’ good things. This recent travel was different. To get some good story, we had to seriously deal with this one middle aged woman, a street beggar, to be exact. Our wish granted and so did her wish, fulfilled. The question is, who’s exploiting who?
Written by @Lan A true story inspired from real thing that we had experienced
Asians believe in supernatural things, mostly do! Lost spirits are being mentioned here and there but obviously, you will not believe it until you encounter one! Trust us, we ‘met’ one. Being travellers, we have to stay in many hotels from non star to 5-star hotels. Years ago, we encountered one strange but spooky experience, a real one in a super luxurious hotel room. (We can’t reveal the name of the hotel otherwise we will be in court in few days time!). Regard our true story as one good entertainment if you want to, it is up to you to believe it or not but don’t blame us if you experience ‘things’ after finding one damn lime.
Written by @Joehairie(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
“To travel is to live.”-Hans Christian Andersen
It might not be the prettiest place to be at. It’s the wet market on the other side of the ground floor section. The floor, wet, with some fishy smell here and there. Not really an ideal place for sightseeing but at least it offers some ‘worldviews’ for outsiders, a medium to understand the minds of the people behind the scene and how some people dedicate their life to this place. This is a story about the little boy who loves to work at the market.
Written by @Lan & Edited by @JoehairieImage taken from Jakarta Post (Link)
Recently, I read one article in Jakarta Post (Link). It was about two Garuda Indonesia flight attendants, Vera and Ninik Septinawati who went miles, taking bold initiative to help an elderly passenger getting off the plane. Vera is a junior flight attendant and to see that she’s ably to carry an elderly passenger on her back, barefooted, is truly something beyond my ‘thoughts’. This is what I shall say ‘truly great service’and it’s good to know that both Vera and Ninik have received awards from Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.
Mystery Shopping is one great way to get free things and at the same time get paid for the task(s) you did. For travellers, it is a way to really save some money as you will be getting free things from food, groceries and even accommodation, if you know how to play the game. First of all, you need to be a certified Mystery Shopper. Some people do this things seriously and they are being paid handsomely for their work, some do it during leisure and smart travellers will enroll as Mystery Shoppers thus cutting their expenses while being on the road.
Yes, we read a lot and we read Indonesian online news portal like every single day. We do that as we are avid travelers and Indonesia is our preferred country, a place that offers many exciting destinations. Few days ago, Kompas.com (Here is the LINK) published one very ‘sad’ news, announcing that there will be no longer direct service by AirAsia Indonesia from Jakarta-Kinabalu-Jakarta, effective January 10, 2017. The news is even confirmed by Bobby Alex, Marketing Manager of Sabah Tourism Board.
Article and Photos by MizaKLMizaKL previously contributed an article, here is the LINK
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the beauty of Sabahans. After reading it, I assumed (I hope it is not true) that some would think I was exaggerating about it. Nothing is perfect in this world, not even Miss Universe. I managed to visit Kundasang, a quiet small beautiful town. I would say this is the heart of Sabah since you can find Mount Kinabalu here. Therefore, this would be the main attraction of tourists. Besides the majestic mountain, there are a few tourists spots too nearby like Poring Hot Springs, Sungai Moroli Fish Massage and Desa Dairy Farm. Sabah Tea plantation is also around this area.
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Surat terbuka ini ditujukan kepada Unduk Ngadau 2016, Sherry Anne Laujang, kesemua AJK KDCA dan Jawatankuasa Unduk Ngadau Peringkat Negeri Sabah 2016, bakal Unduk Ngadau 2017, kesemua perserta Unduk Ngadau 2016 dan kepada semua yang mengikuti perkembangan pertandingan Unduk Ngadau 2016 dari mula hingga akhir.
Gallery 2- ‘Friends are friends forever’ and we found the new meaning of friendship in Sabah
This is Gallery 2, a continuation from Gallery 1 (HERE is the link). Through this gallery, I will be sharing the moments when all 5 of us spent time together for a short trip/vacation to Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang and Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia. I do hope this gallery will inspire those who are still indecisive in making the dream trip to Sabah a reality. Bring along your family or friends and I am sure you will all enjoy your moment here.
Gallery 1-‘When Nature Speaks for itself’ through my lens…
In my previous article (click HERE), I wrote about my intention to come to Sabah for a short trip. Well, I came and now I am back in my hometown, Pontian, Johor Darul Ta’zim. I enjoyed my short vacation in Sabah and I went to Kundasang / Ranau as well. I dedicate this photo gallery to my family members, friends, colleagues, Sabahans, Malaysians and to international visitors planning to come to Sabah. I do hope that all of you will be inspired and motivated by the beauty of Sabah. Thank you Sabah!
I have been an active member for TripAdvisor since 2012. Through this amazing platform, I took my first step, crawling like a baby then walk like an adult, in becoming a good observant towards the quality of products and services offered by various establishment that I visited or frequented. 4 years later, in 2016, I am still with TripAdvisor and submit my reviews whenever possible.
(Article contributed to the Inner Circle of Shangri-La Group)
It has always been my dream to be able to get back home in my own hometown, Tamparuli. I have been living outside Sabah for quite a long time. I came home finally and immediately took the chance to get back home and see the progress of my Village. There are 2 unique bridges in Tamparuli Town itself. First is the Suspension Bridge which is meant for pedestrians. The second one is the bridge that was built by the British in the 1950’s and that bridge alone has its own legend, a forgotten love story that involved a British Officer, a local girl and a local man. Tragic ending that is, so to say.
It was a wonderful experience helping @kulafoods Australia in carrying out 2 of their projects in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. I am still amazed how a simple hashtag# in my Instagram account led to a bigger thing, bringing @kulafoods closer to their objective(s) in #kulasafari, the journey to the secret jungle, in search of healthy and traditional food. On February 24, 2016, @amongstmany, (Ms Ting) the CEO of @kulafoods asked me one simple question,
“what’s a good place to eat in Kota? I’m filming a documentary there on 23 March”.