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Dancing With Shadows

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop . – Confucius

In Sight Johor: Prehistoric Rock Formations at Tanjung Balau Beach, Kota Tinggi

The ancient, jutting rocks visible during low tide at Tanjung Balau in Kota Tinggi, are believed to be older than 275 million years ago. Viewed from the beach, it is rather misleading as you only get to see the tips... Continue Reading →

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In Sight Johor – Sedili Servings at Teluk Sengat

I first stumbled upon the fishing village of Sedili at Teluk Sengat about 3 years ago when my friend, J and I went on a photography outing.  Earlier that day, I had slipped and sprained my foot in Sungei Rengit but... Continue Reading →

Mornington Peninsula: Cape Schanck

If you are looking to spent one to two hours on a leisurely hike with some beautiful views of the ocean, Cape Schanck is the place to go. It is situated on the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula separating... Continue Reading →

Lookout at Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

Wilsons Promontory, lying about 200km south-east of Melbourne, is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks in the Gippsland region. Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, this 50,000-hectare park offers sandy white beaches, rugged mountains, evergreen rainforests, numerous walking trails and rocky... Continue Reading →

An Mid-day Hike to Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock or Mount Diogenes lies near the townships of Woodend and Mount Macedon. This jagged outcrop, rising up from an open plain around 50 miles north-west of Melbourne, is the eroded remains of an extinct volcano.  The rock is... Continue Reading →

Upstairs, Downstairs at Rippon Lea, Melbourne

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be born into a wealthy family, grow up in a mansion and spend your childhood days playing and running around in your very own sprawling garden that extends as far... Continue Reading →

A Winter Walk at Beamaris, Victoria.

I was ready to spend a quiet afternoon at home when my sister called to ask if I would be interested to join her and her husband to check out the previous neighbourhood that she used to live in before... Continue Reading →

A Late Autumn Stroll at Victoria’s National Rhododendron Gardens

On the third day of my stay in Australia, my younger sister offered to bring me to the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda, situated high up in the Dandenong hills about an hour's drive from Melbourne. After passing through many... Continue Reading →

Singapore’s Light and Water Show at Marina Bay

Five days ago, I made a trip to Singapore to check out the i-Light Art Festival 2018 at Marina Bay. This outdoor event was supposed to house a display of sustainable light art installations across the waterfront precinct. I am... Continue Reading →

Ijen Crater: Hauntingly Blue, Beautifully Toxic

There is one volcano in East Java, whose reputation surpasses all others - Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater) in East Java's Banyuwangi Regency that is beautiful, mysterious and dangerous at the same time. Looking down from the caldera's rim, you see... Continue Reading →

East Java’s Hidden Masterpiece: Madakaripura Waterfall

On the way down from Bromo, we made a stop at Madakaripura Waterfall, which lies at the end of a secluded valley in the foothills of the Tengger range. The tallest waterfall in Java and second tallest waterfall in Indonesia,... Continue Reading →

Sunrise Hike to Mt. Bromo

Mount Bromo is not only Indonesia's most iconic mountain but also the most hiked by travellers. At 2,329 m (7,641 ft) above sea level, it cannot even claim to be Java’s highest peak. That distinction belongs Mount Semeru (3,676 m or... Continue Reading →

Starry Night at Penanjakan 2 Bromo

When "beautiful sunrise" is described in the same breath as Bromo, the first viewpoint that comes to mind is Penanjakan 1. At 2,770 metres (9,087 feet) above sea level, this is a very popular spot for visitors to witness the... Continue Reading →

Walkabout in Cemoro Lawang

The first thing we did after the morning's visit to Rogo Wulan and then the Sea of Sand, was to collect our things and check into another homestay in Cemoro Lawang. The first homestay we stayed in after our 2.5-hour... Continue Reading →

Desolate Beauty: Mount Bromo’s Sea of Sand

Mount Bromo has a caldera of 10 kilometres and is surrounded by a vast plain called Laut Pasir or Sea of Sand. Visitors wishing to get to Bromo's crater edge must first cross this rather intimidating grey landscape of fine, black volcanic sand.... Continue Reading →

East Java: An Ojek Ride to Rogo Wulan

At one o'clock in morning, our Guide came by in a Jeep to bring us to some remote location to catch a Bromo sunrise. As the vehicle pulled out of the driveway on to the main street, I noticed that... Continue Reading →

Bromo Beckoning

Ever since I stumbled upon some images of Mt Bromo on the internet some two years ago, I had wanted to see this place for myself. However, no one else shared my enthusiasm for the trip so I shoved the... Continue Reading →

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