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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So you’ve been to Sydney, Australia? You ain’t until you jump on that Glass Floor @ Sydney Tower Eye!

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com & Skywalk @ Sydney Tower Eye)
BIG Thank you: Malaysia Airlines, Enrich Malaysia Airlines, Oaks Goldsbrough Apartment-Darling Harbour: Sydney, Skywalk @ Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium & Plaza Premium Lounge KLIA Satelite. 

 

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Holiday in Sydney, Australia? Not a big deal mate. Almost all of our friends have been here..and some relatives too! They went and they came back, some even regard Sydney as second home, why not? Sydney is one big vibrant, colorful and peaceful city to live in. We both keep dreaming of going there again and again. Our friends told us in details their big itinerary, what they did, what they ate and so on. Each tour they were on was like discovering something new. Good for them! However, NOT all that have been to Sydney have actually jump on that glass floor! The Glass Floor that will make your hands sweat like hell, thrilling that is and it is 268 meters above the stunning Sydney city! Welcome to Skywalk @ Sydney Tower Eye. This is an exciting journey of us jumping on that glass floor..

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Just when I thought I won’t be scaling Mount Kinabalu again : My journey to the ‘Highest Office’ in Sabah

Written by @joehairie & Content arranged by @Lan
(Photos by @joehairie)

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It is the highest ‘landmark’ in the entire Borneo Island. Standing firmly at 4,096 m above sea level, it is famously known as Mount Kinabalu with many stories behind its name. It once shook the state of Sabah, when that 30 seconds earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 occurred. That was on June 5, 2015 at 07.15 am. I never thought of scaling the mountain again after doing it for so many times, the first was in 1988. I even have to climb it again after landed myself in my current job. I was not sure if I want to go there again after the 2015 earthquake but perhaps the main reason for that was my thoughts of having enough with scaling mountains, not because of the quake.

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Into The Wild @ Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu

Text & Photos by Evon Foo
( Guest Post by Ms Evon Foo- A blogger from www.colourfulthreads.co )
Re-blogged by @curiostraveller

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My travelling plan this year as I have been telling everyone is to do “cuti-cuti Sabah”, meaning holidaying in and around Sabah — domestic travelling!  Being in the hospitality industry sometimes I do feel slightly embarrassed that I have been to less places in my home state than many of the tourists from around the globe that I have come across over the years.

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Dorsett Grand Labuan : Our Stay Experience

(Photos by @joehairie)

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Previously we shared an article, an introduction to the Dorsett Grand Labuan, Malaysia. For this entry, we will be focusing on our 2 Days/1 Night stay experience. We do hope that this post will give clearer picture to those planning to come to Labuan and about to book for a room at this amazing hotel. We came on July 2, 2016 (Saturday). Our last visit to this property was about 12 years ago. At that time, this Hotel was under a different brand. It was a wonderful stay experience 12 years ago. What about our recent visit? Were we satisfied with the products and services offered to us?  This is the main question that will be answered in this particular entry.

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Troubles In Paradise….My Story about Sabah

Article and Photos by MizaKL
MizaKL previously contributed an article, here is the LINK

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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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