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Best Brunch and Brews in Johor Bahru

It only felt natural to write an article about the loveliest coffee shops in JB since I spent so much time trying them out in our two years there. They were local sanctuaries for me as I worked as a freelancer and needed to find beautiful, creative places to write; there was never a shortage of great…
  • brunch, cafehopping, cafes, coffee, foodphotography, johor bahru, restaurant writing
  • June 22, 2016

10 Best Concept Restaurants in Johor Bahru

as a major restaurant enthusiast, I must admit I was a bit disappointed when we moved to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Going out to eat is one of my favorite ways to experience a new city, but the food scene didn’t excite me at all. As I spent time getting to know JB and exploring it, I…
  • expatlife, food photography, foodsploring, johor bahru, restaurant reviews, restaurants
  • June 22, 2016

George Town, Penang

George Town, Penang is a quirky show of Malaysia’s artistic and culinary pride. Ask anyone and they’ll say this city reigns supreme as far as street food and street art are concerned. The island may only be three hours from the Thai border, but it retains a character all its own, not to be mistaken with…
  • street art, street photography
  • August 11, 2015

Cameron Highlands: A Green Escape

There’s a place in Malaysia where vibrant green hills extend as far as the eye can see, and high altitudes and cooler temperatures lift the cumbersome tropical heat off your shoulders. In Malaysia, there’s no such thing as seasons, but this is as close to fall as you’re going to get; there’s respite from the searing,…
  • cameron highlands, nature, Photography, tea plantations
  • July 19, 2015

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Stepping off the boat and onto the long pier resembles something out of Jurassic Park scene. The inpenetrable jungle emerges almost immediately out of the sand, with its stunning natural features hinting at a fantastical world lurking beyond. Beautiful clear water crashes up against monstrous granite rocks, with the backdrop of impressive limestone cliffs jutting…
  • dream vacation, islands, paradise, Photography, Relax, sharks, Tioman island, travel photography
  • October 20, 2014