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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That Moment (during travel) when we had to deal with street beggars..who’s exploiting who?

Written by @joehairie and content documented/arranged by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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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?

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North Borneo Railway : Part 3-Photo Gallery

Content arranged by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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In part 1 (link), we published an entry describing the history of North Borneo Railway while in part 2 (link), we wrote about our own experience being on board the train, a return trip to Papar from Tanjung Aru Railway Station. In this part 3, we will be sharing some of the photos, showing all the places that we’ve seen during that memorable trip on September 24, 2016. We do hope that you will be inspired to do the same journey and after that, do share your experience with us!

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North Borneo Railway : Part 1- About & History

Content arranged by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Train ride on Saturday: September 24, 2016)
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members
Photos copyright belongs to curiostraveller.com, North Borneo Railway & Sutera Harbour Resort
Special Mention & Credit: North Borneo Railway by Sutera Harbour Resort & Sabah State Railway Department, The Engine Museum (United Kingdom), Our Angels (Tracy, Ana & Clara)

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No other experience on other train service is able to beat our experience being on board the North Borneo Railway. The experience will last forever in our thoughts. Yes, this is not the Eastern & Oriental service but this service is in North Borneo, Sabah Malaysia, it’s a ride on a classic train. Not the Shinkansen or bullet train as in Tokyo to all over Japan either but the return trip to Papar from Tanjung Aru station by North Railway Borneo took us to the ‘past’. It made us understand one big thing, the history. It made us ably to appreciate all the elements of a classic train by just being on a single ride! A ride of a lifetime that we strongly recommend to all of you, without any hesitation, not even a second!

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When Travel Writing is not only about beautiful landscapes & activities : The locals behind best shot photos..

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)
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Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand

There are 3 types of travelers. The first one are those who travel for fun and then sharing their beautiful photos or videos in Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms, with short or medium length captions. The second one are those who constantly write-up their experiences in their blog, so this second group are bloggers (Amateur or Professional). The third one, the professional writers, looking for materials to build up their content. Regardless of which group you belong to, travelers often re-write about their experience according to what they have seen and experienced. Beautiful landscapes are important but then writing travel experiences is not only about that alone, at times capturing the beautiful local people associated to that landmarks/places is equally important too!

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