Author: A. Geraldine

Forest bathe at Mount Alab

The lush greenery and cool temperature of the Crocker Range Park make Mount Alab in Tambunan district one of Sabah’s best “lung cleansing” destinations.

With temperatures ranging 11-18 degree Celsius, this place has become an alternative destination for a cold-weather and nature adventure getaway.

Movies to inspire your wanderlust

Have you watched a movie with breathtaking scenery and imagined yourself being there? It inspires you to pack your bag and see the world outside of your comfort zone.

But for now, all our leisure travel plans have to be put on hold. With many countries still closing their border and some imposing lockdown, the travel industry remains uncertain and is hampered by Covid-19.

Overnight train from Kunming to Lijiang

21 Sept 2019 Yunan, China I am lying supine on a hard bed, with a size just nice for my body to turn right and left a little. It is past 9pm and I am on board a sleeper train that will transport us to Lijiang in the next nine hours. I am in Compartment 21, cramped with a six-berth couchette. I am sleeping on the upper bunk. The ceiling is low that it is impossible to sit up straight. The bed, although hard, feels comfortable. Maybe because I am just too tired. I have a pillow and a comforter. Going up the top bunk is challenging and less comfortable. The little steps on the edge are a bit high that I have to step on someone else’s bed while trying to avoid stepping on my fellow ‘roomies’. Outside the compartment, there is a socket installed in front of each sleeper room. First come, first served indeed. The train provides a hot water dispenser. There are open sink and shared toilets with no toilet paper. …