Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bon Odori Festival in Malaysia

Background: Bon Odori refers to a Japanese traditional dance, associated with the celebration of the remembrance and appreciation towards the ancestors, in relation to Buddhism-Confucianism. 
In Malaysia, the celebration focuses more on Japanese culture and less on the religion. Held in the summer, some time in mid-July, Bon Odori festivals would be held in Selangor and Penang. Some said the same are also held in Johor Bharu and Sabah.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Johor Premium Outlets (JPO)

Johor Premium Outlets, or JPO in short, is one of the latest shopping attractions in Malaysia. This is an avenue for people to shop for branded items at relatively cheaper prices. Located in Kulai, within the state of Johor, it's deemed to attract both locals and tourists from the neighbouring country of Singapore

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pulai Springs Resort

The Place 
Pulai Springs Resort is located at the foothill of Mount Pulai in Johor. A place with 5-star facilities, the patrons are here for recreation and events, most of the time golf and maybe some seminars or courses. 
As for me, I was here for a wedding reception. Anyhow, my family first discovered it during their journey to send my brother off to UTM Skudai, which is just next door. Nowadays, there's the Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) and Legoland which are not far off to add to the reason to spend your weekend here. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bukit Tabur (West Side)

Background: Bukit Tabur is part of the Klang Gates Quartz Ridge located within the area of Taman Melawati, Selangor/Kuala Lumpur. Some may call it Bukit Tabuh, some Bukit Hangus, though I haven't met with any that referred to the latter. 

The entrance to the hiking trails are near the Klang Gate Dam. There are two tracks (that I know of) around Bukit Tabur. This post will cover the hike entrance from the western side.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gunung Datuk

Background: Gunung Datuk (or Gunung Dato'is part of the Hutan Lipur Gunung Datuk (forest) in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. 

The summit is at 2,900 feet above sea level, with hiking difficulty at upper intermediate level. The terrains were similar to those at Kinabalu, at least a quarter part of it so for folks who are practicing to climb Malaysia's highest peak, you should find some time to come here. 

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