• Marine Ecology Research Center (MERC) on Gaya Island

The Marine Ecology Research Center (MERC)

I first heard of the Marine Ecology Research Center (also known as MERC) when I was checking out the things to do in Kota Kinabalu. Located on the Gaya island off the coast of Kota [...]

  • Discover scuba

Fighting my fears: Discover Scuba in Kota Kinabalu

My fears all too often set up road blocks for me. While I may not leap across those road blocks like a pro athlete, I do my best to keep going. It’s been years since [...]

  • Kinabalu national park was an experience of a lifetime.

Kinabalu National Park And How I Got Attacked

Mount Kinabalu is a popular tourist attraction. It looms way above the island appears to keep a watchful eye on the city. In fact our friend Tham explained that Kota means city. So Kota Kinabalu [...]

  • Places to eat in Kota Kinabalu

The Ultimate Guide To Places To Eat In Kota Kinabalu

One thing that we learned very quickly is that the best part about Kota Kinabalu is the food. Sea food to be precise! Everything is fresh and tasty. It also leaves some room for experimentation. [...]

  • Sihanoukville by My Simple Sojourn

A Glance At Sihanoukville

I was traveling through the Cambodia and after visiting grand Angkor Wat temple complex, it was time for some beach time. We traveled by road for Sihanoukville from Siem Reap, it was a long [...]

  • The Sabah museum

SABAH MUSEUM: A glance back in time!

I needed to get out for a while and so I decided to head out to the Sabah Museum. Museums aren’t really Shawn’s thing so I had no qualms about visiting the Sabah Museum on [...]

  • St Basil's Cathedral

SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL: One building many names!

Saint Basil’s cathedral also known as the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is one of the most popular buildings in Moscow. In fact, I’m sure you’ve seen it in many of the Hollywood movies if [...]

  • Trang An in Vietnam

Things People Don’t Tell you About Trang An

People call Ninh Binh the Halong bay on land. I think this is largely due to the krast landscape that is visible almost everywhere in Ninh Binh. One of the main attractions in Ninh Binh [...]

  • Broken branches

Broken Branches By M. Jonathan Lee

My mind was blown away when I received an advanced reader’s copy of Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee from his publishing house Hideaway fall. All they asked was for an honest review of the [...]