Our favourite place in Bali. Vila 2, Khayangan Dreams Villas, Seminyak.
There’s an old Buddhist temple site beside our high rise hotel. It’s a relatively tiny shrine surrounded by towering skyscrapers. But Kun Yam Thong has some heavyweight occupants, including three one-ton buddhas. Apparently this place usually goes unnoticed by passersby. Today the front gates were open. We took the opportunity to have a look […]Read Post ›
No visit to Kuala Lumpur would be complete without a quick trip up KL Tower. New Zealanders won’t be able to resist comparisons with Auckland Skytower. The Auckland attraction is probably a better visitor experience. But KL wins the battle for best views.
A Malaysian security guard keeps watch on one of the many construction sites around the city.
Here’s the hotel’s Japanese restaurant we mentioned earlier. It’s called Tatsu. Seriously stylish. And seriously good. I asked the hotel’s marketing people for permission to take a few shots. They liked the results, and have asked for copies for their promotional material – with a credit of course. As John Banks once said, you can […]Read Post ›
Although our Philippines travels were limited to big city Manila and the volcanic lake resort of Tagaytay, the Philippines has far exceeded my expectations. As a visitor destination, this place is hot. And just a little bit bi-polar! Even the smallest roadside villages are alive with colour and character. Manila the capital is a […]Read Post ›