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  • Island in the Sun: Ubud, Bali Island

    written by lihooi on 2012-04-16 in #world #locations
    Island in the Sun: Ubud, Bali Island

    Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of Bali Island. It is a relatively tranquil and peaceful place compared to all other tourist spots in Bali. Being an island and despite of its sandy beaches, there are also scenic mountains and beautiful villages in Bali. Ubud has been Bali's center for fine arts, cultural dance, and music for more than a century ever since it has been discovered by tourists.

  • Island in the Sun: Kuta, Bali Island

    written by lihooi on 2012-04-06 in #world #locations
    Island in the Sun: Kuta, Bali Island

    South Kuta Bali is more than just a great beach, it is conveniently located just a short drive away from Denpasar Airport and it's Bali's number one sunset site. Kuta Beach is the most famous beach in Bali, as Kuta is a holiday town, people here are always in a holiday mood.

  • Spring Fling at Kronborg Castle, Helsingør

    written by lihooi on 2012-04-03 in #world #locations
    Spring Fling at Kronborg Castle, Helsingør

    Kronborg Castle is an elegant Renaissance castle and a monumental military fortress surrounded by major fortifications with bastions and ravelins. Kronborg Castle is situated in Helsingør at the seaward approach to the Øresund Sound. It is the most famous castle in Denmark and is the home of Sheakespear's Hamlet.

  • More Post Grad Adventures at Lund University, Sweden

    written by lihooi on 2012-04-02 in #world #locations
    More Post Grad Adventures at Lund University, Sweden

    Being one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, Lund University was founded back in 1666. It is the second oldest university in Sweden after Uppsala University.

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  • Spring Fling at Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali

    written by lihooi on 2012-04-01 in #world #locations
    Spring Fling at Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali

    Tegallalang is a well-known area at the north of Ubud in the centre of Bali. It has just about every form of handicraft made in Bali.

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  • Post Grad Adventures at the University of Edinburgh

    written by lihooi on 2012-03-31 in #world #locations
    Post Grad Adventures at the University of Edinburgh

    Although it was short (only for one semester) I still have many good memories of the King's Buildings at the University of Edinburgh.

  • A Springtime Escape at Uluwatu, Bali

    written by lihooi on 2012-03-30 in #world #locations
    A Springtime Escape at Uluwatu, Bali

    Let us forget about the monkey-robberies, Uluwatu is the place that is definitely not-to-be-missed for a true Balinese vacation.

  • Love at First Lomo: Horizon Perfekt

    written by lihooi on 2012-02-18 in #lifestyle
    Love at First Lomo: Horizon Perfekt

    The is the beginning of the never ending love story of me and my Horizon Perfekt. Read more after the break.

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  • My Lomo LC-A+ Story: Loyal Travel Buddy

    written by lihooi on 2012-01-20 in #lifestyle
    My Lomo LC-A+ Story: Loyal Travel Buddy

    Sometimes the most popular photos might not be the most favourite photos. Do you have the same thoughts too?? :)

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  • Basel, Switzerland

    written by lihooi on 2012-01-02 in #world #locations
    Basel, Switzerland

    Basel is located at the northwest of Switzerland, bordering France and Germany. The magnificent Rhine River flows through the city of Basel. The German Black Forest is only a short distance away across the river.

  • Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

    written by lihooi on 2012-01-01 in #world #locations
    Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

    The Vigeland Sculpture Park of Oslo covers an area of 75 acres. More than 200 sculptures are all modeled in full size by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is open to visitors all year long.

  • Vangsvatnet Lake in Voss, Norway

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-31 in #world #locations
    Vangsvatnet Lake in Voss, Norway

    Lake Vangsvatnet sits on the beautiful nature of Voss village. Voss is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, forests, lakes, crystal-clear rivers, and valleys.

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  • Gdansk, Poland

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-30 in #world #locations
    Gdansk, Poland

    Despite its history of being an important historical port at the Baltic Sea, today's Gdansk Old Town has been shined up and stocked full of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and amber shops alongside with the Burgher houses that line its streets.

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  • Charles Bridge, Prague

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-29 in #world #locations
    Charles Bridge, Prague

    The 13th century Charles Bridge is a popular attraction in Eastern Europe, especially during the spring and summer months. Early morning is the best time to have the bridge by your own since it's always filled with tourists. A romantic evening walk through the beautifully-lit streets of Prague by night is an awesome idea too.

  • Nyhavn, Copenhagen

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-28 in #world #locations
    Nyhavn, Copenhagen

    Nyhavn canal is in the historic part of Copenhagen. Nyhavn, which is near the sea, is only a few minutes' walk away from the Royal Palace, the famous shopping street Strøget, and the Royal Theatres.

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  • Stirling & Loch Lomond, Scotland

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-27 in #world #locations
    Stirling & Loch Lomond, Scotland

    A Scottish road trip which runs from Stirling Castle to the Wallace Monument then the Loch Lomond! My best friend and her boyfriend who were working in Germany came and visited me in Edinburgh when I was studying there. We rented a car and went on a road trip on a sunny autumn day. My housemate joined us too!

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  • St Andrews, Scotland

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-26 in #world #locations
    St Andrews, Scotland

    St. Andrews is the home to the oldest university in Scotland. It is Scotland's oldest university, which was founded in 1413. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom and is also the home university of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • Beijing Olympic Green

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-25 in #world #locations
    Beijing Olympic Green

    Beijing welcomes you! Let's take a tour of the Beijing Olympic Green! The largest venue at the Beijing Olympic Green in terms of seating capacity was the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. It can hold up to 91,000 spectators and was the site for the 2008 Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies.

  • Chain Bridge, Budapest

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-24 in #world #locations
    Chain Bridge, Budapest

    Chain Bridge (Lánc Híd) crossing the Danube River is the oldest and most beautiful bridge that connects Buda and Pest. It is a suspension bridge and was opened in 1849.

  • Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-23 in #world #locations
    Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

    The Holyrood Park was a volcanic site, which was active in the early Carboniferous times, about 340 million years ago. Today, it is one of the major tourist attractions even for the locals of Edinburgh.

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  • Norwegian Fjords at Flåm

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-22 in #world #locations
    Norwegian Fjords at Flåm

    The point in between the world's most scenic train ride and the Norwegian fjords cruise ride! A place that we would definitely pass by while taking the rides! Beautiful Flåm is nestled in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of 204 kilometres long and up to 1308 metres deep, Sognefjord - the world's longest and deepest fjord.

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  • Innsbruck, Austria

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-21 in #world #locations
    Innsbruck, Austria

    Innsbruck is situated on the western side of Austria, in between the German and the Italian border. You could practically be in three different countries in less than half a day. It is the capital of the state of Tyrol.

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  • Malmö, Sweden

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-20 in #world #locations
    Malmö, Sweden

    Malmö seems to be the most continental Swedish city. It's a vibrant and multicultural place, influenced by Copenhagen across the Öresund by only 20 minutes, it is populated by people from over 150 nations.

  • The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-19 in #world #locations
    The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    The Forbidden City is located in the heart of Beijing with Tiananmen Square on the south side. For nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City had housed the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties up until 1911.

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  • Pub Street, Siem Reap

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-16 in #world #locations
    Pub Street, Siem Reap

    One area not to be missed when one is at Siem Reap is Pub Street and its surrounding neighbourhood. We were so spoilt with choices when it comes to food. Throughout our trip, none of the meals failed us, and we were pleased with most of the meals we had.

  • Best of Highlands (BOH), Malaysia

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-15 in #world #locations
    Best of Highlands (BOH), Malaysia

    Cameron Highland is the largest and one of the most famous hill retreats in Malaysia. The must-see attraction at Cameron is to make a trip to one of the tea plantations on the highland. The most famous tea garden is the BOH tea plantation.

  • Banteay Srey, Cambodia

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-14 in #world #locations
    Banteay Srey, Cambodia

    There are three temples which you must visit in Cambodia. The first is Angkor Wat and the second is Bayon Temple, and last but not the least is the Banteay Srei Temple.

  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-13 in #world #locations
    Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    Angkor Wat is without a doubt, the most famous and most visited on everyone's Southeast Asian list of must-sees. So far, none of the people that I know who have been to Cambodia wasn't visiting the country just for this location.

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  • Petaling Street, Malaysia

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-11 in #world #locations
    Petaling Street, Malaysia

    Petaling Street is the Chinatown of Malaysia. It is not only a place to get deals on a variety of items but it is also the main tourist attraction of Kuala Lumpur.

  • Kasturi Walk Central Market

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-10 in #world #locations
    Kasturi Walk Central Market

    The Kasturi Walk was officially launched in February 2011. It is a lane (now a covered walkway) right next to the Kuala Lumpur Central Market. Kasturi Walk features three pewter-coated polycarbonate giant wau bulan (The Malay kite) stand as a symbol of Malay heritage, in order to retain and promote culture in this area.

  • A Holiday Feast at Garden Café Mid Valley, Malaysia

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-09 in #world #locations
    A Holiday Feast at Garden Café Mid Valley, Malaysia

    Relax, unwind, and leave your worries behind when dining at Garden Café. Featuring the garden theme with a beautiful setting, we customers get to enjoy ourselves in a cozy ambiance while having a cup of tea or eating a good meal.

  • Love U U Chapel & Huts

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-08 in #world #locations
    Love U U Chapel & Huts

    The Love U U Chapel and Huts in Lang Tengah Island is made famous by the Chinese movie "Love U U - 夏日樂悠悠".

  • Snorkelling at Lang Tengah Island

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-07 in #world #locations
    Snorkelling at Lang Tengah Island

    The resorts in Lang Tengah Island offer activities like snorkeling and diving. The sea waters surrounding the island are abundant with coral and small fishes.

  • From Dusk 'til Dawn at Lang Tengah Island

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-06 in #world #locations
    From Dusk 'til Dawn at Lang Tengah Island

    What's better than indulging yourselves, spending great time with your loved ones by the sea going through dusk and dawn, watching the sunset and sunrise of a beautiful day?

  • A Winter Holiday Escape at Lang Tengah Island Beach

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-05 in #world #locations
    A Winter Holiday Escape at Lang Tengah Island Beach

    Lang Tengah Island is a hidden little gem in the South China Sea. Crystal-clear sea water, pristine beaches, and an untouched tropical jungle are the highlights of this locations.

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  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp I

    written by lihooi on 2011-11-12 in #world #locations
    Auschwitz Concentration Camp I

    Auschwitz, located in Oswiecim outside of Krakow, Poland has become a symbol of the Holocaust. The preserved memorial consists of two parts of the former concentration camp: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. A guided tour makes it possible to understand this place and requires about three-and-a-half hours. This article shows pictures of Auschwitz I.

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  • A Tribute to Malaysia's P. Ramlee

    written by lihooi on 2011-10-31 in #lifestyle
    A Tribute to Malaysia's P. Ramlee

    In terms of sound and style, the history of modern Malaysian music cannot be told without highlighting P. Ramlee’s contributions

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  • Segambut Seafood Noodle, Kuala Lumpur

    written by lihooi on 2011-10-21 in #world #locations
    Segambut Seafood Noodle, Kuala Lumpur

    Yu Ai Seafood Noodle is marvelous! It is FULL of yummy seafood! Really worthy of the cost they charge! We did not regret going, for what we paid. Satisfied!

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp II - Birkenau

    written by lihooi on 2011-09-17 in #world #locations
    Auschwitz Concentration Camp II - Birkenau

    As mentioned in the previous article about Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II - Birkenau is also a former concentration camp near Krakow, Poland. The construction of Birkenau was to accommodate the huge number of prisoners in Auschwitz I. The capacity of Birkenau was far larger than that of Auschwitz I.

  • Ampang Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo, Kuala Lumpur

    written by lihooi on 2011-09-11 in #world #locations
    Ampang Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo, Kuala Lumpur

    Foong Foong “yong tau foo" is truly a heaven for fish and meat paste stuffings. Every bite into the variations of different stuffings can be so delightful. There are stuffings of brinjal, beancurd, chilli, ladies fingers, dumpling, bean curd skin, etc! They are all stuffed with a generous portion of fish paste. Yum!!

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  • Château de Versailles

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-26 in #world #locations
    Château de Versailles

    Versailles is about 20 kilometers southwest of Paris. Trains from Paris reach Versailles in about 40 minutes. Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) is one of the largest and the most luxurious castles in the world. Boasting of over 2,100 windows, 1,200 fireplaces, and 60 staircases, the palace is one of the most visited attractions in France.

  • SIXTY9INE Mansion By the Beach

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-19 in #world #locations
    SIXTY9INE Mansion By the Beach

    Sixty9ine Mansion is one of Penang's latest and sexiest beachfront. It is a venue where you can eat, play, and party and it's located just along the Batu Feringghi's popular 3km beach stretch. They have an awesome concept here, read on to find out what!:)

  • History of Malaysia Independence Day

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-18 in #lifestyle
    History of Malaysia Independence Day

    It’s the month of August. We Malaysians, honour our Independence Day, celebrating it as a national holiday (of course!). Here’s a little quick info about the Independence Day. The independence of Malaysia was a peaceful independence attained by holding talks with the British. On August 31, 1957, Malaysia gained her independence from the United Kingdom.

  • LeVain Boulangerie & Patisserie, Kuala Lumpur

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-17 in #world #locations
    LeVain Boulangerie & Patisserie, Kuala Lumpur

    Are you interested in some freshly stone oven-baked pastries? LeVain’s offering such mouthwatering pastries. At LeVain, temptations abound at every corner! Regardless of whether you’re a fan of breads, tarts, cakes, biscuits, sweets, or plain soups and sandwiches, you can’t go hungry at the sight of such an impressive range of fresh pastries.

  • Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-17 in #world #locations
    Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

    Hundertwasserhaus (Hundertwasser House) is a residential building in Vienna designed by the famous Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Hundertwasser House was built between 1983 and 1986. It is now one of the most visited landmarks in Austria. The Hundertwasser House can only be viewed from outside. However, a few hundred meters from the Hundertwasser House is the Kunst Haus Wien, which is home to a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition.

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  • LomoPeople Malaysia: reinertlee

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-17 in #lifestyle
    LomoPeople Malaysia: reinertlee

    Reinert and his beloved Yunc are my inspiration for Lomography. I would really love to express my heartfelt gratitude for their kindness bringing me into this huge and yet warm community. :)

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  • Annual Super GT Race, Sepang

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-16 in #world #locations
    Annual Super GT Race, Sepang

    We were treated to a weekend of fast and furious action at the Japan Super GT Series at the Sepang International Circuit. The Super GT Race has been in Malaysia for the past 10 years with its own following and is the only round to held outside Japan.

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  • Frankfurt City Centre

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-08 in #world #locations
    Frankfurt City Centre

    Frankfurt am Main is a dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. It is one of the three European cities with the most number of skyscrapers, alongside Paris and London. Frankfurt is one of the major European aviation hubs. Its central location at the heart of Europe and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make Frankfurt especially attractive.

  • La Défense, Paris

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-06 in #world #locations
    La Défense, Paris

    La Défense, a Paris district, 5km west of downtown Paris City. It is the largest business district in Europe with more than 3 million square meters of offices and shopping centers. The development of La Défense in the perspective of Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe is a typical example of Paris planned urban development.

  • Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris

    written by lihooi on 2011-08-05 in #world #locations
    Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris

    Shakespeare and Company is an independent bookstore located in the Latin Quarter which for centuries has been the center of Parisian creativity and intelligentsia.

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