Most dangerous fruit in Malaysia

I want to write the irresistible durians but that title look catchy. Yes, the durians can be dangerous if it drop directly into your head. What do you think if Isaac Newton standing below the durian tree and not the apple tree?

Ok, now is the best time for durians. You can find it at almost any Malaysian roadside. Durians is seasonal and the price is not control by the government. So don’t complaint about the price.

I just had the kampung varieties of durians. Durians can be described as strong fruit, both appearance and smell. Very sweet taste, very creamy, thick flesh and can make you replete. You can catch a fever if overdose with extra wind in the stomach.

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— asmaliana

bingsut starbucks

Concept restaurant attractions

Eating industry are now not just for the hunger. It can be the first stop for tourist when they arrived at the destination. And we need to eat at least 3 times a day.

So restaurant can really be a tourist attraction. If the restaurant are subject of discussion on most famous place on the web like TripAdvisor, CNNGO or travel bloggers, it means a very good exposure.

Apart from cleanliness and good food, a concept restaurant can be best way to stand out from the others..

This are few example:

1) Integrating International brand with local culture like Starbucks Concept Store in Hong Kong. They called it the world first bing sutt Star Bucks. Although you are regular caffeine addict at the local Starbucks, this Starbucks got a different style. Bloggers experience here.

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— asmaliana


‘Other’ tourist perspective

As we figure out something new as an attractions, sometimes creativity is just not enough. Seeing from another perspective can also give a weird result. Thus, the weirdness can be a free promotion as people come to see the weirdness of our creation.

This is some of the tourist attraction that built by thinking it from another perspective…

1) Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota

This palace wall is 100% corn! Every year they celebrate Corn Palace Festival. Now the palace is 100 years old with half a million visitors annually..

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— asmaliana

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Malaysian hospitality in the sky

Malaysian Hospitality….

If you want to discover Malaysian hospitality before entering Malaysia, use Malaysia Airlines System. Malaysian Airlines System or MAS is airlines that received most awards for best cabin staff compared to other airlines company in the world. Other airlines could really benefit from a hospitality management course put on by the Malaysia Airlines System.

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— asmaliana

gold necklace

Traveling with jewelry…

Did you wear necklaces, gold ring, bracelets, pendants..while traveling? Of course because we are women…

But it is best to leave your precious diamond and golds at home. Wear only the fashion jewelry, gold plated or swarovsky crystal.

At least when you already on a flight home, you don’t feel frustrated if you find your ring not at your finger. Anything could happen in the public, snatch thief or left behind at the hotel room.

Furthermore if you bring the precious jewelry, you must bring it along 24/7. Even the hotel safes don’t really safe for you.

This gold plated Jennifer’s Wishbone Necklace only $39.00

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— asmaliana

bali greetings

Traveling and Greetings..

Bali – Om Swastyastu greeting, pic from Mio Cade flickr.

When we traveling, we greet people. Greetings people are among the first thing we do during travel. Handshake is acceptable form of greetings globally.

In Malaysia, handshake is the form of greetings. No rhythm or style. Just shake your hand. Usually local man don’t shake hand with the muslim women and that is easily understand here. But in business or working environment, foreigners who offers hands for greeting any Malaysian women is acceptable. Malaysia is modern and moderate society.

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— asmaliana


Terrapuri – ‘Lost Kingdom’ boutique resort…

TERRAPURI Heritage Village, located in Kampung Mangkuk, Setiu, Terengganu will soft-open on June 1.

From readings, this resort is surely can be described as heritage building and also closed to a eco type resort. The building architecture are based from Terengganu Old Malay Palace architecture.

It is said that the owner actually buy the authentic houses in Terengganu and preserved them to make this resort. Its feature 29 antique hundred years old Classic Houses.

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— asmaliana

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