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Penang, Malaysia I last visited Penang when i was very young. Agar agar more than 30+ yrs ago… We decided to plan a trip there, for the food and to check out how the place had changed. And boy, what a change! Penang street art is now everywhere in Georgetown! Impressive iron wrought wall sculptures, very nicely done. These sculptures tell of the history of Penang’s Georgetown… …giving little snippets of information about how the roads were named, how life had been like in the town in the…

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Exploring the New and the Old. Our Weekend Wanders in Ipoh. When in Ipoh, we’ve came across a colorful spread of wall paintings located at the lane in between Jalan Masjid and Jalan Sultan Iskandar (previously or more commonly known as Hugh Low Street).  All thanks to Ernest Zacharevic’s murals and inspirations, street art has become a visible presence not only in Penang, but the capital city of Perak too.  Another to-do when you come to Ipoh next time! Visited Lost World Of Tambun, my advise as follows: 1)…

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Ping Le Gu Zhen (ancient town) is located 65km from Chengdu city. We had our taxi driver, whom we met on arriving in Chengdu, take us on a day trip to this charming old town, which is about a 2-hour drive away. Ping Le Gu Zhen is famous for its range of well-preserved residential buildings and ancient temples, as well as historical streets. This water wheel, found by the river is supposedly a thousand years old. Many of the old houses have now been converted into shops, where…

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The Saturday started normally enough –  with the kids pounding on us to wake us up.  Somehow, while trying to decide where to go for breakfast, we decided lunch in Malacca (or Melaka!) sounds good…  The kids had only a little homework – a rarity for the p4 kid these days.  In another “Yolo-swag” moment, we decided to drive down to Malacca for the weekend. So we packed, showered and donned our flip-flops, and off we went for our little road trip!  I think we woke up at 7.30am,…

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Editor’s note: The article was first published in CapeTownMagazine.com and specially selected by their editorial team for our community. 25 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, Noordhoek Farm Village is one of Cape Town’s treasured destinations with a tranquil farm atmosphere. Renowned for long white sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood forest, Noordhoek epitomizes a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle that is sought after by many environmentalists and artists, so don’t be surprised to find horses, pigs, cows, hens, ducks and rabbits roaming the gardens and open public spaces….

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Editor’s note: Italy is known for it many interesting festivals, held throughout the year, in cities and towns big and small. In particular, June and July, traditionally the harvesting seasons, are the best months to experience these festivals. Here, Ling Tan shares with her family’s experience at the Ferie dell Messi, in San Gimignano. We say, check out those costumes! We know Tuscany for its fine wines and great foods. When we decided to bring the kids along for our Tuscan holiday, we found out that the region…

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Editor’s note: If you are looking for a comfortable introduction to Sri Lanka with kids, Ling Tan suggests spending time in the old fortified town of Fort Galle. She shares with us snippets from her family’s holiday in this travel story.  Charms of Fort Galle and the Old Town Picture Perfect Sunsets On our first visit to Sri Lanka with our kids, our family spent three nights in the old town of Galle.   We chose to stay within the walls of Fort Galle, soaking up it’s old-world…

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Editor’s note: Hualien is gaining popularity with vacationers and with good reason.  The scenic city is flanked by the Pacific Ocean, and the Central Mountain range.  Accommodation is easily available here, with the local Minsu being a popular choice amongst  visitors.  Christer shares with us a review of Two Dots on Line B&B, which she booked at short notice.   Our last-minute find in Hualien:  Two Dots on Line B&B Accommodation in Hualian is generally cheap and easy to find.  Some MinSu (home stay) offers up special themes – search online and you…