3 Interesting Places to Stay in Garut


With Bandung now receiving direct international flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore; traveling to West Java should have gotten easier than ever. But as the result of more exposure in the spotlight, Bandung has become more and more packed of tourists and shoppers especially on weekends. Traffic jams during public holidays and over weekends has been slowly suffocating not only people who visit Bandung, but also those who get to call this city as their home.

When it gets more crowded in Lembang and it takes much longer just to reach Dago Pakar, expanding your holiday options to other regions beyond Bandung is perhaps the best decision you can make to escape the bustle of the city. Continue reading


Walking a Harmonious Life on Harmony Street


A lengthy reverent chant is humming from outside my hostel room’s window as I am barely awaken from sleep. Curiously looking out below from the balcony outside my room on the second floor, I can see that the continuing chant is coming from the Sri Payyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple right across the street from where I stay in Malacca. Apparently, it is the Hindus devotedly chanting their morning prayer. I feel at ease just listening to the vibration of it. Continue reading