“Catch Me If You Can, Try Getting Your Items Back” : The Monkeys @ Uluwatu, Bali

Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.”-Asian Proverb

Welcome to Uluwatu Temple where first timers will get to see the monkeys and for repeat visitors, welcome home to their home. While there is another famous location to see some notorious monkeys (Ubud Monkey Forest), Uluwatu Temple does have some ‘clever’ monkeys too. Go and see one for yourself and you will feel like playing ‘Catch Me If You Can’ game with the monkeys, that is if you are not being careful enough. Try catching them to get your sunny back!

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Donald Trump maybe will contradict himself, right here in Bali, Indonesia : An Honest Opinion From A Traveller

Written by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.”-Mohandas K.Gandhi

Travel further up north or perhaps to the west of Bali, escaping that touristy and busy roads of Kuta and Denpasar, one may see drastic change in Bali’s landscape. There’s more green, beautiful villages and most friendliest people on earth, the Balinese. Ask any seasoned traveller about their preferred regency to stay in Bali, they will pin point Ubud or further north while some curios and curious travellers will opt to venture the west side, probably continuing their journey to Java via Gilimanuk and Ketapang. Amazing Bali of Indonesia but surprisingly Trump’s name is widely being mentioned here, not because of him being Mr.President but for he is about to contradict himself. That’s how I see it, from my perspective, a frequent traveller to Bali.

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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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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 2-The Experience

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

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It left our beloved civilization, from the concrete jungle into the real green jungle.  It went through some villages, mangroves, jungles and plantations until it reached a small town where the locals were a bit slower in doing things in comparison to those in state capital. They looked pretty happy with what they are doing daily. We both kind of loving that way of life, free from the city’s stress. There’s no massive traffic jam here. Local kids were excited to see the train coming, waving hands as if they are mates of us. We saw them waved again during the return trip. Did they actually wait? Welcome to North Borneo Railway, Arman said to us and we wish you the same, this is part 2 of 3 in regard to our experience on board North Borneo Railway, a great service by Sutera Harbour Resort & Sabah State Railway Department.

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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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Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan : Afternoon at the Infinity Pool & ‘Anak Kampung’

Written by @joehairie
Afternoon @ Poolside Saturday, September 17, 2016.
(Credit: Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan official Facebook page)

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Located on the 13th floor, it’s the only Infinity Pool in Sandakan that has breathtaking view of the sea and Sandakan Town. It’s undeniably the only poolside in Sandakan where you get to do so many things in one go. You can swim, admiring the view, relax and at the same time be pampered by the ‘Anak Kampung’ who walks around offering cold towels and thirst quenchers. You will get the feel of openness as if you can swim right to the bay. That amazing view and feel will sure to make you come back for more. Welcome to the Infinity Pool at the Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan.

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Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan : Photo Gallery

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We had the chance to explore some other areas in Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. Here is a gallery showcasing all those areas that we visited during guided tour in the Hotel. For each area we highlighted, we include the related link(s) to the official website of Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. All the information in this entry are just for your basic knowledge. In order to have more details, please click the given link(s) or call the hotel directly. For those who have never been to Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, this is the chance for you to get familiar with the hotel interior and exterior.

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