Spectacular Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge opens

Blogged by @Joehairie  
For Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)
Featured image: Magnificent view of Hong Kong Link Road and Main Bridge from Lantau Island

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Hong Kong Link Road – Viaducts at Western Waters

World’s Biggest Bridge and Tunnel Sea Crossing Will Energise Tourism in Greater Bay Area

The world’s longest bridge and Tunnel Sea crossing – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – opened on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, providing a major boost to regional tourism. The bridge connects Hong Kong to cities throughout the Greater Bay Area of southern China, bringing the attractions of Macao and Guangdong within easy reach and making Hong Kong a hub for visitors from around the world to explore the fascinating and diverse region.

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Explore the three new trails at Awana Bio Park, Resorts World Genting

Content by @roticanaitraveller and arranged by @Joehairie & @Lan.

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Designed with nature consultancy Treks, the trails highlight the astounding diversity of Mount Ulu Kali’s ancient rainforest

Think of unique insects, colourful birds, brilliant flowers and other spectacular sights. Think of a chance to step into the fresh air and dappled shade of Mount Ulu Kali’s rainforest, demystifying it through the integrated use of social media and digital technology. Introducing the wild side of Resorts World Genting, Awana Bio Park.

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Tabin Wildlife Resort @ Sabah, Malaysian Borneo – Part 2

Written by @Lan & Joehairie 
3D2N Tabin Wildlife Safari-Our Travel Journal Part 2 of 2

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The outdoor activity is the highlight anticipated by guests at Tabin Wildlife Resort,  Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Both of us included. We’re eager to see things out there, learning new things, more importantly; enriching our knowledge. This part of journal aims to prepare future guests so that they are much better prepared for the activities lined-up in 3D 2N Tabin Wildlife Safari programme.

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Tabin Wildlife Resort @ Sabah, Malaysian Borneo – Part 1

Written by @Lan & @Joehairie 
3D2N Tabin Wildlife Safari-Our Travel Journal Part 1 of 2

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Tabin Wildlife Resort is located within Tabin Wildlife Reserve which has a total land area of 300,000 acres. It is the largest wildlife reserve in Malaysia, gazetted in 1984 for the Sumatran rhinoceros and part of the reserve is surrounded by oil palm plantations. The resort is about one and half hour drive from Lahad Datu, a town that is located in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

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UMGAWA Zipline Eco Adventures @ Langkawi, Malaysia

Written by @Joehairie
Photos/Videos by curiostraveller.com, Angeline Ong and UMGAWA Langkawi

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Langkawi’s Greatest Zipline Adventure: As experienced by us

Offering spectacular views of Matchincang Peak, Seven Wells Waterfall and the Andaman Sea, Umgawa Zipline Eco Adventures at Langkawi, Malaysia is indeed perfect place for Adrenaline Junkies. One may opt for either the 2.5 hours or 1 hour package that are priced at RM499 and RM199 respectively. Book 7 days or 30 days in advance and greater discounts awaits you. We were privileged to experience the 2.5 hours package and it was truly an amazing experience! This activity is worth every cent and second.

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Ipoh Heritage Trail : Ipoh @ Perak, Malaysia

Content compiled and organized by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com & credited sources

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Ipoh @ Perak, Malaysia : Part 1- As We See It (An Introduction)

Written by @joehairie 
Photos by curiostraveller.com

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Ipoh Railway Station

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8 ways to embrace the Lunar New Year in Asia’s World City

Blogged by @Johairie
For Hong Kong Tourism Board & essence Burson-Marsteller
Photos by Hong Kong Tourism Board

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Hong Kong presents to you a vibrant scene and festivities and celebrations in the Year of the Dog

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Take a ‘Leisurely Walk’ on that nerve-wracking Rainbow Skywalk @ The Top Komtar, Penang

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Pantai Cenang, Langkawi – As we see it : From sleepy seaside village into touristically developed

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The Horse @ Intramuros that Rejected us….!

Written by @Joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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Thought of the day-“Don’t put a cart before the Horse.”-John Heywood

I was looking at the pictures of our recent trip to Manila, Philippines. Of all the places in that vibrant and colorful city, we love the Intramuros. An image of a Kalesa (caritela/horse cart) pretty much reminds me of how we both struggled to have that ride, helping us to navigate the enormous Intramuros. Normally, the visitors will have the final say, to be on it or not, be it for ethical or budget reasons. This time around, it’s the Horse that had the final say. Introducing, Jacob (well, we gave him the nickname), The Horse, that rejected both of us..!

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

Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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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 Seremban @ Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus : As we see it

Written by @Joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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Thought of the day-‘Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’-Ibn Battuta. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017.

The previous visit to Seremban was way back in 1996 when we did backpacking around Peninsular Malaysia. 21 years later, we had the opportunity to re-visit this medium size town. We were in Kuala Lumpur for some writing tasks and having completed all assignments we had nothing else to do. @Lan suggested that we take the opportunity to go to Seremban on day trip and so we did. This might be one good idea a.k.a itinerary for you if you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur and have enough of seeing that big city. To readers who have never been to this town, welcome to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus.

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Coban Rondo Waterfall @ Batu-Malang, Indonesia

Written by@Joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”-Confucius

With height of about 84 m and located at an altitude of 1,135 meters above sea level, Coban Rondo Waterfall/Air Tejun is indeed one famous landmark in Malang, Indonesia and mostly visited by Indonesian Tourists and locals, at times by foreign tourists too. Some travellers will simply skip this place as most will stay in Malang City for a night or two only, before or after the trip to Mount Bromo. As foreigners, we did not know the existence of this place. It was our guide who took us here. Coban Rondo is not being widely mentioned so not so many foreigners know about this place.

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Mount Bromo, as we see it (Part 2-Up close & personal with the active volcano!)

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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“Volcanoes are one way Earth gives birth to itself.”-Robert Gross

After that excitement at Penanjakan View Point (Link to Part 1), our curiosity towards Mount Bromo got bigger and we felt that it’s a must to be closer to the active volcano, seeing it from the edge! It’s an up close and personal adventure, a ‘meet-up’ with the nature that was planned almost a year ago. With some help from various organizations, we’re finally here! Getting here from Penanjakan View Point using the Jeep, maneuvered by Wes, took us about 40 minutes. It was a bit packed road with so many Jeeps, people and motorbikes (Ojek), slowing us down. Deep inside we felt like we want to be near to Bromo soonest possible before more people come. To get to the edge of Mount Bromo, riding a horse or walking and conquering the 250 steps on foot are mandatory!

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