Category Archives: Southeast Asia

Medan in 1 Day

Aaron/ June 10, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

The last stop of our short north Sumatra adventures, Medan! Back where we started 5 days before, for a quick tour of the city before heading home. Medan isn’t exactly an exciting city, but there’s still some history, culture, and lots of food. That’s all we needed for one last day before heading back to our little office cubicles.

Lake Toba – 3 days in Paradise

Aaron/ May 28, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 2 comments

For something so beautiful as Lake Toba, so near to home, it’s really a wonder how I’ve waited 28 years to visit. Or rather, visit again, as my parents apparently came here while my mum was pregnant with me. Finally made the trip this year, so here’s a 3 day trip to the largest lake in Indonesia and the largest volcanic lake in the world, Lake Toba!

North Bali One Day Tour

Aaron/ May 13, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Without the luxury of time we decided to go on a one day private tour of north Bali to be able to see more sights on our third day in north Bali. Leaving the coast and going up the mountains down south, the sights that awaited us were truly breathtaking.

Weekend Getaway to Blue Mountain Kelong in Batam, Indonesia

Aaron/ May 1, 2018/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Late last year my friends and I were looking for a quick getaway over the new year. We didn’t want to get into too much planning, and flight prices to popular destinations had by then gone way up. In the end we decided upon a fuss free 3 day 2 night kelong stay at nearby Batam. It was just right, manageably priced for a peak period trip, with almost nothing to plan or prepare for.

How to spend 3 days in Langkawi

Aaron/ October 29, 2017/ Southeast Asia/ 2 comments

Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah. Facing the Andaman sea, lined by white sandy beaches, mountains rising steep within. At just over an hour from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi Island is an great choice for a short beach & nature getaway. Best of all, without the crowds of the similar but more popular spots nearby. Here’s a 3-day itinerary I used for my recent short getaway to Langkawi Island, which could easily be yours too!

1 day in Southwest Singapore – Beyond the City

Aaron/ August 9, 2017/ Hiking, Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Looking for something new beyond the usual stroll around Marina Bay? How about checking out this other side of Singapore, not far from the city center, far less crowded, and full of interesting sights? Here’s a guide to spending a day (or 2) in the south western part of Singapore (without going to Sentosa).