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Escaping into the embrace of the eagle

L.A.N.G.K.A.W.I. Ahh, the island of the giant eagle. Guess which lucky girl’s going there?! I repeated this mantra to myself for the past week. I am going to Langkawi. I am going to Langkawi. I am going to Langkawi. Counting down to Langkawi under my breath when something frustrating happened is basically what kept me alive for the week. You have no idea how stressed I was. Yet, like every dirt poor backpacker, I decide to subject myself…

A traveller’s tribute to Malaysia

I love my country, but the recent scandals and negativity makes it really hard to appreciate my country. On Merdeka’s eve, I had to walk the streets with hundreds of thousands of others to fight for a free and fair election. On September 16, ironically our Malaysia day, people clad in red walked the streets under the guise of protecting a trampled dignity, but in reality, broadcasting their racism. It doesn’t help that our ministers kept silent or…

Reach out: My experience with the worst taxi drivers in the world.

As a student, I don’t get to ride on taxis that often. I mean, taxi prices are getting so expensive. For a 5-10 minute ride, it costs more that RM5-6.  But I have a confession to make. The taxi drivers I’ve met are usually great. It saddens me that taxi drivers are threatening with a strike to protest the growing popularity of UBER. It saddens me that people are commenting that they don’t care or don’t miss the…