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    A Hidden KL Destination: The Camera Museum at Gold3 Boutique Hotel

    There are many speakeasy aka hidden bars in Malaysia. But what about a hidden museum located on the 1st floor of a boutique hotel in KL? If you’re a fan of photography, art or simply want to update your Instagram account, check out The Camera Museum at Gold 3 Boutique Hotel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur! As a note, this isn’t a paid post 😉 How I Found the Hidden Camera Museum at Gold 3 Hotel, KL I never knew that there’s a stylish and affordable boutique hotel in the alley of Bukit Bintang until my childhood friend messaged me on Instagram. So, he went for a holiday to KL,…

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    Sorry Santa, I Ate Your Reindeer at Lappi Restaurant, Finland Before Christmas

    Approaching the end of the year, the weather in Malaysia is hot and cold. Well, often cold as I’m sitting in the office with AC most of the time! As I walked passed by in Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, I could see Christmas decorations in some of the shops. Oh, it’s almost that time of the year again! The cold weather and festive season remind me of my one-day experience in Helsinki, Finland, back in 2017. It was my first time in Finland and first-and-last experience trying reindeer meat at the famous Lappi Restaurant. Sorry Santa, I ate your reindeer at Lappi, Finland, before Christmas and…

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    The Investment That You May Overlooked

    What if I tell you that you can print money, legally? Your body is the machine, and you’re trading your energy, time and health for every batch of dollar, euro or ringgit that you print. You’ll be fully investing yourself in the process. Will you sacrifice most of your energy, time and health to do it? Some people may do so because they’re worried that one day, the opportunity is gone. Although most of the time, it’s just people being kiasu… I once had the opportunity to achieve an unlimited bonus from a company that I worked for. Rooted in my passion for travel, I sacrificed a lot of things…

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    Chinatown 2.0: Lorong Panggung Amps Up the KL Destination

    Since I always take public transport, I often go to Pasar Seni (Central Market) bus hub. Although the location of the bus hub is very near to China Town, it’s been ages since the last time I visited the KL destination. So, last weekend my sister told me that there’s a hidden alley in Chinatown which would be one the best hangout places in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently, a hidden alley just got a makeover earlier this year and it looks fabulously vintage! The makeover project dubbed Project Kwai Chai Hong has restored 10 shophouses and a laneway hidden in between Lorong Panggung and Jalan Petaling. Let’s take a look at…

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    The Crab Migration in Trinidad, Cuba

    Being a wanderlust is a blessing, but not when you really need to travel yet have no resources. After what happened last week, I just want to travel to somewhere far, far away… Alas, I’m a wanderlust with minimal resources. I can’t because I had paid the deposit for my 2020 Europe trip. As an Indonesian passport-holder, I need to show the embassy that I have enough resources so they’ll grant me the Schengen visa. Therefore, I can’t simply go for a last-minute trip and jeopardizing what I’ve planned in the first place. The Cuban Crab Migration, from TV to Reality I can’t remember exactly when I saw the crab…

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    Life,  Travel

    These are the Two Most Important Lessons Traveling Teaches Me

    Aloha, friends~ I’m pretty sure you’ve read at least one article that discusses ‘X (insert number) lessons traveling has taught me’. I have to agree on what most travel writers write. If there’s anything different, you may have read it from my blog posts. While brainstorming over steamed kampong chicken on what to share with you this week, I realised there are two most important lessons traveling teaches me. They are: the Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO) and the Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Traveling Helps Me Embrace JOMO (the Joy Of Missing Out) Move away, FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out)! It’s time for all of us to…

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    Szép Parliament of Budapest & Gundel’s Famous Pancake

    In the previous blog post, you’ve seen a szép (Hungarian: beautiful) photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building at night. This time, I’ll let you see the details of the building and the grand interior design. Of course, I’ll end the post with a review of the famous homemade pancake of Gundel, to make it sweeter 😉 Also known as the Parliament of Budapest, it’s a top tourist destination that one must visit. The beautiful building is located in the Pest side of the city, right on the banks of the Danube River. As you need to get a ticket to enter, I suggest you come in the morning or pre-purchase…

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    Beautiful Budapest, Where I Left My Heart in 2015

    I’ll never forget the joy when I starred at my very first Schengen visa in 2015. After all, it was granted by the German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur with much effort! That year, I embarked on my first Europe trip and lost my heart to Budapest. The inspiration to write this post came after I booked my 2020 Balkan trip. Due to my financial limitation, I never want to return to the same country until I travelled to all of the countries in the world. But, my beloved city turns out to be on the list! When you visit Budapest, you’ll understand why it’s easy to fall in love. The…