Asia

Dobby the elf at Wat Pariwat

Wat Pariwat – Bangkok’s Most Unusual Temple

At first glance, the man sitting on the stool in front of me doesn’t look like someone doing something mind-blowing. Dressed in a red football shirt, shorts and flip flops, he could be any one of a million men in Bangkok, but then I look more closely at what he’s…
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What to Do in Klang, Malaysia – on a One Day Trip.

Located about 60 miles south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the city of Klang is an easy day trip from KL. It’s also a stop off for many cruise ships – and remarkably satisfying to say, but the big question is what to do in Klang once you get there?…
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Painted alleyway in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

21 Fun and Unusual Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

It’s taken me a long time to find a decent list of fun and unusual things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s a city that, on the surface, is all shopping malls and glitzy big towers and discovering what to do in KL, other than go see the big…
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Dolls on Display for the Doll Festival in Japan

Hinamatsuri – The Amazing Doll Festival in Japan

If you’ve been to Japan in February or March you might be wondering why there are bright red staircases full of dolls everywhere. If you’re there now and googling that very question…the answer is you’ve arrived in time to see the Doll Festival in Japan, aka Hinamatsuri, Doll Day or…
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CAt sitting on a shrine at Houtong Cat Village, Taipei, Taiwan

Houtong Cat Village, Taipei + Other Sights for Cat Lovers

I’m sitting on a train in my best cat print dress jigging about like a three-year-old needing the bathroom. I’m overly excited because I’m on my way to Houtong Cat Village near Taipei, a magical place a short train ride from the main city where hundreds of felines are just…
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Anatomical dummies decorate Sanatorium Cafe, Fukuoka

Sanatorium – Fukuoka’s Most Curious Cafe.

It’s not unusual for someone to wake up one day and decide to start a cafe, however, few people would then decide to theme that cafe around a hospital ward complete with a scan of their own brain as part of the decor, but not everyone is Fukuoka-based artist Sumi…
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Old buildings in Ipoh, Malaysia

Fun and Unusual Things to do in Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh is a small city located roughly halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It’s got a reputation for awesome street art and so, when we were getting the train between KL and Penang on our recent trip, we decided to stop off on the way. We had about 24 hours…
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Cube sculpture with rainbow colours in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung: Street Art and Sculptures a Go Go

Erm, does anyone know the Taiwanese word for chiropractor as I think I’m going to need one. My head is swivelling in every direction. I’m surrounded by possibly the largest amount of huge street art murals in one place I’ve ever seen in my life – and I don’t know…
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Boy on a motorbike 3D street art Penang

25 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Penang

I remember the exact moment that going to Penang went on my to-do list. I was on a food tour in Kuala Lumpur and had just gorged myself on reportedly KL’s best banana fritters and our guide said ‘of course, if you want to try the best street food in…
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