• Japan,  Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia,  Note,  Tokyo

    When Travel is the Journey, not the Destination

    Five years ago when I started having money for traveling, I really cared about how many places to go in a short time, to maximize my holiday. I would feel wasting of time and money if I didn’t visit all the must-visited places in one city/country. I was also careful to not visiting the same places I had been to. One day in 2009 when I was traveling oversea in a big group with my friends, we visited a glamorous giant casino and suddenly separated into 2 groups. One group, including me, walked around the place, played some games, took photos and so on. The other group, to my disappointment,…

  • Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia

    Flying to Kuala Lumpur

    This was my second time I went to Kuala Lumpur. But not like previous trip by bus from Singapore, this time I was taking flight from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for business trip. My Garuda Indonesia flight was quite empty. There’s not much people traveling at that time maybe because of fasting month. Without being asked, the flight attendants gave a meal box for fasting people to take home. But it’s not the case for every Garuda flight. In other flights, sometimes we need to ask them if you want the packed meals. As you may know, Garuda is the official partner for Liverpool FC. I saw…

  • Kuching,  Malaysia

    Cache with the Cat

    Heya, I’m still alive! View Larger Map Last week I went to the cat city for 3 days. I had booked a cheap hostel before I arrived there. However, in Kuching immigration queuing, I saw an ads about Tunes Hotel. I really had no idea there’s Tunes Hotel in Kuching, no traveling sites mention about that hotel, I guess it’s kinda new. I never stayed in Tunes though, but I heard the beds and showers are good and we don’t have to pay for things we don’t need and use, it is a 3 stars hotel with hostel price. I know there’s in Bali and Kuala Lumpur, but not in…

  • Brunei Darussalam,  Kota Kinabalu,  Malaysia

    Mystical Taste of Borneo

    Song of the night: I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas Today work is good and slow, starting new projects for the end of Q1 next year. But the Monday blues came at night, being mellow and sentimental about life, passion and relationship… woohoo I guess quarter-life crisis beat me again. So anyway, I successfully got off this mellow feeling by taking shower, slurping hot tea and listen to above spirit song repeatedly. What will you do to rip off empty feeling? The ‘angel’ tea that helped me through this night is this Sabah tea I brought back from… Sabah! Let’s quote what they wrote here on the package. “Sabah…

  • Malacca,  Malaysia

    History Walk

    As part of Southeast Asia, Indonesia always teach their children at school with historical of big kingdoms existed before colonizers came, such as Sriwijaya, Majapahit, Pasai, Aceh and Melaka (or Malacca). Pasai Kingdom was located very near my hometown Lhokseumawe, but nothing much left from it. Aceh Kingdom was located in Banda Aceh now, I saw some of its heritages last year in my trip to Banda Aceh. And last weekend I just visited Malacca, which is already announced by UNESCO as world heritage site. It is very nice that Malaysia can keep their historical sites well. Indonesia should learn from them, really, we Indonesia also have, even better and…