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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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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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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Asian Hidden Culture: Seeing the Supernatural. A spooky but true story about some limes in a hotel room : Just make sure you don’t found one!

Written by @Lan 
A true story inspired from real thing that we had experienced 

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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.

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The Little Boy who loves to work @ The Market

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

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“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.

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Hotel Review : Hyatt Regency Kinabalu – Sunset View, Evening Cocktail & Hors d’oeuvre @ Regency Club Lounge

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

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It’s still early. There’s this event that we need to attend at 7pm, the 22nd anniversary of Shenanigan’s Fun Pub. It’s 5 pm so we decided to spend some time at the elegant and stylish Regency Club Lounge, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. We’ve been upgraded, so we had this access to the lounge. When it’s 5 pm, guests come here for the Evening Cocktails and hors d’oeuvre. Perfect timing to view the sunset as well! The Regency Club Lounge is on the 13th floor, so up we went, crossing fingers, hoping to get the best seats as our main intention was to view that magnificent sunset.

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North Borneo Railway : Our Experience, Understanding the past and Seeing Places

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

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Quote of the day: “We have always loved travelling. Whether it be by plane, train or automobile. For a quick weekend or an epic adventure, just say the word and our bags are packed.”-Lauren & Kenin Bassart

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