The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat - Holistic Wellness Experience in Malaysia

24 August 2014 Published in Where to Stay
Deep in the lush tropical rainforest, surrounded by magical towering Paleozoic limestone hills, lies this small retreat. Captivated by this hidden-gemish picture, I looked into details to find out it's located in Malaysia.
From the picture, I guessed it must be the place far reach from the rest of the world. In fact, however, it's not! It's 2.5-hour journey to 'Ipoh' on the ETS Express Train from Kuala Lumpur. Then, only 15 more minutes by car from 'Ipoh' station to this hotel...

Light and Color of Bali, captured by Helminadia Ranford

30 March 2013 Published in City Guide
What a stunning color . . .
Dreamy, melancholy, tranquil . . . I don't know how to describe, but this beautiful moment in Bali captured by Helminadia Ranford caught my eyes.

River Moon Villa - Tranquil Retreat with Rice Field Views in Bali

07 February 2013 Published in Where to Stay
Next time when I visit Bali, I'm determined to stay in Ubud area, where surrounded by deep and lush green along with scenic rice fields, just to relax and enjoy some peaceful time. I think this Vacation Rental named 'River Moon Villa' is perfect for that purpose. With 180 degree rice field view, away from touristic bustle...

Bali, Island of the Gods, through the Lens of Jesse Estes

19 January 2013 Published in City Guide
Mystical photos of Bali, Indonesia, captured by Oregon-based photographer, Jesse Estes. I love how he captures the light at the time of sunset and dawn. So dramatic.