By Rosemarie John – Eclipsed with Frangipani trees everywhere that one would think its indigenous to the Island of the Gods, Bali is known for its hot spots such as Legian, Kuta, Sukawati & Ubud that boasts a variety of shopping experiences for those with a keen eye for the exotic and rustic design. You [...]
By Rosemarie John – With the Kuala Lumpur Tower as backdrop, the twin spires of the St. John’s Cathedral reach for the clear blue skies in the middle of Malaysia’s capital city. Established in 1883, the cathedral is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. Starting out as a simple long [...]
By Rosemarie John – Deep within the Old City of Hyderabad lie the ruins of the magnificent Golconda Fort. A city that gave the world the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds… A city that time forgot. Over four hundred years old and situated on a hill 400 feet high, the fort of Golconda reaches for [...]
By Rosemarie John – For those of you celebrating a joyous occasion whether a birthday, an anniversary or just a night out to chill with friends, there can be no better place than the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort & Spa. Built in 2009 and situated on natural rocks fourteen meters above the Jimbaran Bay, [...]
Feature Article on Indonesia As a contributor on Gecko’s Adventures, read Travel and Beyond’s Feature Article on Prambanan: Where Ancient Kingdoms Once Worshipped published in Setpember 2011.
By Rosemarie John – A complete contrast to the main island of Singapore, Pulau Ubin (Ubin Island) brings a rustic 1960s feel to a group of islands that were once a cluster of five, separated by tidal rivers. With the building of bunds for prawn farming, all five islands have thus united into a 1020 [...]
Singapore has been invaded! By Rosemarie John – At 1620 hours on 21st September 2011, 250 Angry Birds aboard a Finnair Flight AY81 landed at the Changi Airport and took the island city by storm. Accompanying this army were 8 Angry Birds contestants, cabin crew decked in Angry Birds paraphernalia and Finnair’s delighted passengers travelling [...]
By Rosemarie John – One of the least known temples of Bali, Pura Masceti guards the island from evil sea spirits, an important role usually taken on as one of the nine directional temples. Directional temples are known as kahyangan jagat and play an important function in the Hindu religion of the Balinese. The main [...]