August 6, 2014
perhentian islands

Thailand Alternative: The Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands offer an alternative to the crowded, booze-soaked islands of southern Thailand. Located about 10 miles off the eastern coast of northern peninsular Malaysia, […]
June 25, 2014
Viewing Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

Viewing Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

The Kinabatangan River is one of Borneo’s most accessible places for viewing wildlife. Hornbills sit in high branches along its banks and white egrets rest closer […]
June 11, 2014
Improve your Mobile Photography

5 Easy Tips to Improve your Mobile Photography

  You don’t have to have a huge DSLR camera to get good images. True, your mobile phone is not a replacement for a good quality […]
June 6, 2014
Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo

Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo [photos]

Celebrating Gawai, the Harvest Festival in Borneo   When we received an invitation to Gawai, or the Harvest Festival, we didn’t know exactly what to expect. […]
May 13, 2014
moving to malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia   With the exception of visiting my family for a couple months at the holidays,I have been traveling the world for the […]
May 7, 2014

Squid Jigging in Terengganu; the What, Where, and Are You Serious?

What is squid jigging and where is Terengganu? Two very good questions. But first: how did I get this opportunity?     I’ve been blogging for […]
September 15, 2013

Pre-Reading and Highlights of the Malaysia – Singapore Trip

In preparation for my Malaysia & Singapore Food and Culture Tour, I wanted to give you some links to articles that I’ve published that will both […]
September 5, 2013
malaysia faqs

Travel to Singapore & Malaysia FAQs

The following is a resource for travelers planning to visit Singapore or Malaysia. Some of the questions are specifically geared towards those individuals attending my Malaysia […]
July 4, 2013

Travel with Me—Join my Malaysia & Singapore Tour

  Want to join us for an exciting trip through Malaysia and Singapore?     If you’ve never traveled to Asia, Malaysia is a great place […]
May 20, 2013

Photos from the Road: Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations

  I visited the Cameron Highlands for one simple reason: tea. The region, discovered in 1885 by an English-led mapping unit, is one of Malaysia’s favorite […]
May 17, 2013

14 Things to do in Penang Malaysia

  Many of these 14 things to do in Penang involve eating. Eating is a primary attraction in Penang. If fact, I would throw Penang up […]
April 30, 2013

The all too Familiar Story of Stanley Ho

Back in 2011, I stopped in Melaka Malaysia for a few days on my 3-month trip through Southeast Asia. I nearly fell in love with the […]
May 29, 2011

Photo from the Road: Coliseum Hotel and Café

This is where W. Somerset Maugham stayed on his tour through British Malaysia. He frequented the hotel and bar and must admit is the reason for […]
May 28, 2011

Kuala Lumpur’s Not that Bad

By Stephen Bugno   It’s not that great either. But the average traveler can find something interesting in KL to fill at least a couple days, […]
May 19, 2011

Jungle Trekking in Mulu National Park

By Stephen Bugno The highlight of many visitors trip to Borneo, and the reason for coming at all, is Gunung Mulu National Park. Mulu holds the […]
May 17, 2011

Photo from the Road: Kota Kinabalu Night Market

  If there were a capital city of Borneo, it’d be Kota Kinabalu. KK, as the city is known, is a great base for exploring Sabah, […]
May 16, 2011

Niah Caves National Park

By Stephen Bugno Niah Caves aren’t the biggest in Malaysia, but they may be the most interesting. Don’t get me wrong, the caves are enormous, likely […]
May 9, 2011

Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

By Stephen Bugno My first orangutan in the wild “You’re quite lucky,” our guide says from rear of the boat. “This is a good start.” It […]
April 22, 2011

Photo from the Road: Penang, Malaysia Walking Tour

I’m ashamed to admit that before a few weeks ago I didn’t even know Penang existed. After having visited for only one afternoon, I can say […]
April 20, 2011

Crossing into Malaysia

By Stephen Bugno This morning I walked into Malaysia. It is a welcome change from Thailand. I thought I loved Thai food, but whoa, Malaysia is […]
April 4, 2011

Why I’m going to Borneo

By Stephen Bugno It was October 2005. I had arrived on foot in Leon, a city in northern Spain situated along the Camino de Santiago. One […]