What To Do And Where To Go In Nha Trang, Vietnam

This is my second time to Nha Trang and most definitely one of my most memorable trips abroad. This time around I went with my love for a little getaway for 4 days and 3 nights. The water was crystal clear and the skies were so bright and blue, everything about this gem of a place took my breath away. Among everything that Nha Trang has to offer, here are a few that I personally think is truly worth the time and money. 

1. Spa Treatments At The Fusion Resort Cam Ranh


On our first night, we had the pleasure of staying at The Fusion Resort, a private beachside and spa resort. Among the beautiful architecture and amazing service the resort had to offer, my favourite part of all is that they offer TWO complimentary spa treatments PER DAY to every guest in the resort. Their extensive spa menu made it hard for us to even pick two a day as there were so many other treatments we would have loved to try! 

2. Dining At Skylight Nha Trang


Skylight Nha Trang is a beautiful rooftop avenue that consists of a 360 sky deck, restaurant, bar, club and more! On one of the evenings, Redza treated me to dinner at the Chef's Club Restaurant on the rooftop avenue. The choices on the menu were decent, however, nothing out of the ordinary. Price wise I'd say mid range, after conversion it was around RM30 and up for a dish. I'd say the part that was the most enticing would be the view and concept of the place. I'd recommend it for drinks more so than dinner. Also, if you enjoy parties, I hear they throw amazing ones on the Rooftop Beach Club. 

3. A Visit To Vinpearl Land


A theme park, water park, resort, golf course and more. Vinpearl Land is a newly developed island off Nha Trang for all your entertainment and relaxation needs. However, first things first. I enjoyed the view and the various themed gardens and greenhouses they had for show but not the rides in the theme park. It is not fully developed yet, hence, I would recommend people to only start going when it's officially completed. The rides at the theme park are just like any pop up fun fair rides, don't expect much. The waterpark however seems a lot more interesting but we weren't able to participate in any of the activities because we had this bright idea of not wanting to get wet. Honestly, would have made the trip there more worth it if we brought out swimwear. 

4. Sunset At The Intercontinental Hotel's Pool & Private Beach Area


Catch the sunset after a whole day's worth of exploring by the Tran Phu beach or have a swim in the pool of Intercontinental Hotel. The beach is where everyone throws a towel over the sand and just sit back and relax. The sunset is like no other and the water's clearer than ever. At no cost, it was probably the most romantic evening I had. Around the beach you'd also find some sellers walking around with fruits or grilled seafood for sale. Have a snack and watch nature put on a show. Thankfully we had the privilege of staying in Intercontinental Hotel where we were provided beach chairs to lay on, an umbrella to shade us and amazing service from the crew. 

5. Bar Hop Around Tran Phu Street


Excuse our cute intoxicated faces but bar hopping in Tran Phu was amazing! We started off at a Russian club by the name of Z Club with performances happening, Guru Sports Bar where all the travellers gathered to watch football, Sailing Club where they had a nice ambiance to Qui where they had amazingly crafted cocktails. These are just a few of the more known ones on Tran Phu Street but overall, if you like drinking or partying, you can find exactly what you need here. 

6. Affordable Shopping At Dam Market


Dam Market comes alive at about 4am each morning, it starts off with the wet market selling fresh poultry, vegetables and more. As the day goes by, around noon you'll start to see other vendors open up selling clothing, shoes, bags, traditional wear, decor and more! It is basically a shopping haven and prices are defiantly way cheaper than night markets tourists often go in swarms to. The market is huge so take your time to really compare prices if you have the time and get all your souvenirs before you fly off. 

Watch my vlog to catch me in action:


A Road Trip To Singapore With My Love

In February, Redza & I decided to drive to Singapore for a short holiday while we attended our friend's wedding.


To our surprise, driving there is actually so much more fun and affordable as compared to a flight there! We only spent around RM200 for petrol, toll and immigration fees. Not to mention, road trips with your favourite company can never be dull. 

It was nearly a six hour drive because of the heavy rain throughout our journey but when we finally made it to The Quincy Hotel in Orchard we were more than delighted! The rooms were spacious, they had complimentary parking, mini bar and quite a number of fun activities catered to couples as well! 


The next day we were up bright and early for our friend's wedding. It was our first time at a church for a wedding and the experience was beautiful! After the wedding, Redza and I decided to head back to the hotel to raid the complimentary mini bar and float around on the rooftop pool.


I love easy going vacations, laying back and just enjoying each other's company. At around late noon, the hotel had a cookie making class for couples and we decided to participate. Although it was quite a short one where we just had to mix all the ingredients prepped prior to us participating, it was pretty fun to do it with your significant other!


On our second night, we drove to Marina Bay Sands to check out the Marina Prudential Carnival. I feel like going to a carnival for a date is on every basic girl's to-do list. No hate, the basic girl in me had so much fun! I also have to note that although Singapore's cafe/street food is incredibly pricey for a Malaysian, it was WORTH ALL MY MONEY. I don't know why some of my Singaporean friends complain!

P.S. I'd like to give Klook a huge shoutout for being so easy to use and book fun activities on-the-go while I'm travelling! 

There were so many carnival games to choose from but sadly, we sucked at them. Out of all of them, we only managed to win a Spider-Man plushie from the easiest possible game. 

The overall trip was pretty chill, we didn't do much but we had so much time to just unwind and enjoy each other's company. Honestly, short breaks like these is what everyone needs once in a while! The next day, we headed home and roamed Johor for a bit before the long drive back to KL.


5 Of My Favourite Things To Do, Places To Visit And Eat In Phuket While On A Budget

It was my first time travelling to Phuket for a holiday and it was a treat from me to Redza for his 22nd birthday. I'm not gonna lie, this time around my planning was pretty bad. I underestimated the size of Phuket, assuming it was going to be another Krabi where the beach was just a walk away and the nightlife was just across the street. Boy, was I wrong! Phuket is huge, the hotel we stayed in was Hotel Ikon in Karon which was quite a distance to Patong. Transport was expensive even though the ride was easily just 10 minutes. However, lesson learned, here are my favourite places to visit and eat with a budget and added tips!

1. Dine In At Mama Jin Restaurant 


It was the nearest restaurant to our hotel with a walking distance of only 150m. The restaurant was suggested by the staffs at the hotel. We didn't think too much of it, we just needed a meal when we landed at night. We sat down and browsed through the menu, thinking it was pretty reasonable for such a vast variety to choose from. To be honest, it wasn't even priced for tourists! We ordered a feast after being stuck on the plane and ride from the airport to our hotel, we were starving! I'm not lying when I say this but MAMA JIN WAS WHERE I HAD THE BEST THAI MEAL IN THE WHOLE OF THAILAND TO DATE! Redza and I literally went back there for almost every meal after that night because of how cheap and delicious it was. I recommend this to everyone who's visiting Phuket anytime soon, no matter how far you might be from Karon, take the trip! SO WORTH IT.

2. Cocktails And A Dip In The Pool 


I had the privilege to stay in Hotel Ikon in Karon, Phuket while I was on my holiday there. The boutique hotel had beautiful rooms and since it was nested on higher grounds, the view was just ace. Since we were on a budget, Redza and I spent quite some time in the hotel unwinding as well. One of our favourite things to do was sip on cocktails while having a dip in the pool. The bar served pretty decent cocktails at a good price, nothing more we could ask for with the sun shining on our backs, cocktail in our hand and a refreshing dip in the pool to call it a day. 

3. Sunsets And Massages By The Beach 


I witnessed the most beautiful sunset on Karon Beach, approximately 15 minutes walk from our hotel. It was cotton candy skies that brought a sense of serenity to it. Not to mention while enjoying the beautiful scenery, I had a decent fully body massage on the beach priced relatively cheap. Redza and I bought a bottle of duty free wine from the airport and brought it to the beach that fine day to enjoy the simplest pleasures. I'd say it was the most relaxing time I had in a while without spending much at all. 

4. Indulge In Cheap And Overflowing Pad Thai At The Pad Thai Shop In Karon


I was browsing through the net to find things to eat or do around the area on the trip and came across "the best Pad Thai restaurant" in Karon just 300m away from our hotel. The Pad Thai Shop is as local as local food can get. We took a walk there for lunch and found ourselves so lost in translation. The menu was written all in Thai and everyone there couldn't converse in English at all. Not to mention, it was filled with locals as well. Redza and I tried our best with Google's translator and eventually got to order. The Pad Thai came in a huge pile I'd say. One serving could have easily fed two or more. It was such comfort food, definitely lived up to its title. 

5. Party As Hard As You Can In Patong Beach 

 Source: http://www.phuket.com/nightlife/patong-areas.htm

Source: http://www.phuket.com/nightlife/patong-areas.htm

Patong Beach is where the night comes to life each night. We took a trip there one night and was mind blown. The drinks were relatively cheap, however, make sure you walk the entire stretch to compare for the best price before you choose to sit down at the bar. Also, there was a lane dedicated to just the strip clubs in town which was quite an eye opening experience as well. If you're a easily intrigued and always seeking out new and crazy adventures like me then I'd recommend you to go for all the weird shit they have in Patong Beach. From Ping Pong shows to Strip Clubs and plain bar hopping. Once in a lifetime I'd say. 


8 Places To Visit And Eat In Labuan

A while ago, I went on a trip to Labuan with the team from AirAsia. Labuan is known for its oil and gas but little did all of us know, it is also a state filled with amazing seafood, untouched beaches and historical landmarks. The exploration really opened my eyes on Labuan as before this I’ve never once looked it up. Here’s a list of places I really enjoyed visiting and eating in Labuan, a few suggestions for your next trip there maybe?

1. Mr. Crab Seafood and Steamboat Restaurant


With a view of the river, Mr. Crab is a newly opened seafood and steamboat restaurant that I fell in love with. At Mr. Crab, fresh seafoods are served and cooked based on personal choice. We were privileged enough to be served all of Mr. Crab’s best dishes. A quick tip when eating here is to come with a large group so you get to try more varieties of their fresh seafood dishes.

2. Water Village


This village is occupied by mostly Bruneian's who came decades ago. They’re called Brunei Malays and live on traditional stilt houses above water. They usually travel by boats as most of them are fishermen. A simple life indeed, children running around barefoot and playing in the water at the docks. Not to mention, colourfully painted stilt houses decorated with flora and fauna. 

3. Pulau Rusukan Besar


Pulau Rusukan Besar is one of the few beautiful islands off the coast of Labuan. There are two Pulau Rusukans’, one known as Pulau Rusukan Besar and another as Pulau Rusukan Kecil. Both islands are near each other. Legend has it, both islands used to be lovers who were cursed by their families. Both were banished, apart from each other and when they died they turned into these two beautiful islands that were always near but never together.  This island also has a turtle conservation area that takes care of sea turtle eggs until they're hatched and ready to be released. Aside from that, there's also a cute and humble boutique hotel by the beach for travellers who want to stay on the island. Not to mention, the clear blue water is perfect for snorkelling and even glass bottom kayaking. 

4. Pulau Papan


One of the known islands for weekend beach parties and even small scaled music festivals, this is the place to be for party goers. On weekends, there’ll be a DJ spinning music at the beautiful beach, food stalls and even BBQ stalls by the locals. This beach is decorated so beautifully by the locals that I can safely say it’s the ultimate Instagram beach haven. Not to mention, there’s also extreme water sports and snorkelling for beach goers to enjoy! 

5. Mortar Cafe & Lounge


The only “hipster” cafe in Labuan with a Melbourne cafe-inspired concept, this place serves delicious fusion food that's absolutely irresistible. Nestled in the boutique hotel Lazenda, it is one of my favourite place to be. The interior is not only cosy but nicely decorated. Every corner has a photo op that I was spoiled for choices. My favourites on the menu are their Nasi Kerabu, Laksa and homemade Coconut Gelato Ice Cream. All of them a must try!

6. Museum Chimney 


I love historical landmarks, they carry so much intense story in them. Museum Chimney is a chimney that was built above the railway tracks by the British during the colonisation. However, the mind blowing part is that while everyone thought the chimney was built for the coal transportation underground, locals later found out that the chimney did not even connect underground. I find it intriguing that a sky high chimney that definitely took some real skills to built at that period of time had no recorded use or purposes to It. If you’re a fan of history, here’s something interesting you might like. 

7. Peace Park 


During the World War II, many lost their lives The locals told us that when the Japanese surrendered, all the soldiers performed harakiri (suicide) and that many of their souls were still lost in this land far from their home. Hence, the Peace Park was built from scratch with materials imported from Japan to ease the souls who were longing for home. Peace Park is a reminder of the horror of war and also as a memorial for the innocent lives lost then.

8. Labuan War Cemetery

 Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia


You might think visiting a cemetery on a holiday sounds like a super eerie idea. However, this cemetery is a little different from what you think. This is the cemetery that houses thousands of soldiers from Australia, India, Britain and more. These were the brave men who fought during World War II and are being remembered here. Many of the soldiers were only in their early twenties when they left home and never returned. The War Cemetery brought a sense of lingering peace to me when I visited it . It was overwhelming as many of the graves were unmarked and empty or only filled with uniforms or belongings of deceased soldiers. During World War II, most of the soldiers were killed at the Death March. Hence, many of the bodies were not found as they were only exhumed from the jungle after the war ended. I’ve always found graveyards intriguing as each individuals has a story to tell and it makes me wonder how full their life was before they left. 

Catch a glimpse of Labuan on my travel vlog:


4 Resorts & Hotels to Stay in Nha Trang

Nha Trang has been a hidden gem for too long. AirAsia has just recently opened a new route from Kuala Lumpur straight into Nha Trang. As one of the first few passengers onboard the first flight there, I was spoiled for choices when it came to places to stay. Amidst the wide variety of choices, here are 4 of my favourite resorts and hotels in Nha Trang that you have to stay at least a night when you're visiting this beautiful seaside town. 

1. Fusion Resort


Fusion Resort is an exceptional beach resort with a spa and wellness concept on the beautiful pristine coastline along Cam Ranh, just a few minutes away from the airport. The resort is secluded and undisturbed, perfect for honeymoon goers. Not to mention, what sets Fusion Resort apart from all the other resorts is that all bookings come with a guaranteed two spa treatments per person per night stay. Imagine spending your day just unwinding at the spa with your significant other and catching sunsets by the beach, tell me that's now how a relaxing holiday should be! 

2. InterContinental


The InterContinental is the ultimate beachfront address on one of the busiest and most beautiful bays in Nha Trang. Located right in the centre of Tran Phu Street, shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and bars are easily accessible 24/7 and within walking distance. Aside from having luxurious rooms to indulge in, they also have an extensive menu filled with fresh seafood in their restaurants. Everything you need and more is right in front of you, what more can you ask for! 

3. Mia Resort


Mia Resort is the ultimate luxurious beach house experience. You can expect nothing short of outstanding service, luxurious and comfortable accommodation with an oceanfront or sea view. The resort is located just minutes away from the airport on top of a hill with a breathtaking view I don't think I'll ever be able to forget. I've never felt more in love with the ocean thanks to my stay at Mia Resort. 

4. L'alyana 


A 15 minute boat ride away from the mainland lies L'alyana, a resort where the sea meets the jungle. There are up to four types of villas in the resort, all elegant mixed with a touch of nature's simplicity. Here you'll find yourself truly relaxed and one with nature. Not to mention, very pampered with the 24/7 butler whole-heartedly at your service at any time you need. Be adventurous here while knowing your privacy is completely secured by taking an outdoor bath or skinny dip in your private pool or jacuzzi. 

Watch my entire trip here on YouTube: 


My Fitness Journey With BodyBoss

It's definitely been more than a while since high school ended. Gone were the days where I was actually involved in sports and always on my feet. I'm not gonna lie, I gained weight and it took some time for actual realisation. After high school, I was just always giving excuses not to exercise because of my hectic schedule. It came to a point where I could no longer fit nicely and look good in the clothes I used to. I got pretty upset and decided I'd finally do something about it. So here goes, my fitness journey with BodyBoss.


BodyBoss is a 12-Week Step-By-Step Fitness Program that includes fun and challenging high intensity workouts. High intensity workouts is also known as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It's a workout that maximises power and increases fat burning.


The training program by BodyBoss consists of 4 cycles designed to help people who want to shape up reach their optimal performance, power, fitness and fat burning. The best part? All the workouts are under 24 active minutes and you can do it anywhere at anytime for only 3 times a week.


The program is uniquely designed and highly structured to drive huge results in a short time. If you're not into carrying a hardcopy around, you can even order the online version. I got myself the hard copy because I wanted to have it around with me for future purpose, just in case technology fails me.


HIIT is definitely really challenging, even if you do it for a short period of time. You're constantly pumping your heart and that makes you really burn all that excess waste.                            

These workouts accelerate fat loss, torch calories and improve your fitness overall. You’ll also activate what is known as the afterburn effect known as the #Bossffect. This means a higher resting metabolic rate and more calories burned post-workout. You’ll burn fat even while you’re asleep!


5 Valuable Life Lessons I've Learned From Travelling

Travelling is something everyone needs to do at least once (I say the more the merrier) in their life. It takes you to a whole new level of open mindedness where you get to be in peace with yourself and others who are different from you as well. You learn so much when you're on a journey and those lessons stay with you for a lifetime. To me, that's priceless. Here's 5 things I've learned from travelling that I hope will ignite a spark in whoever's reading to travel. 

1. Risks Lead To The Most Mind-BLASTING Experiences

We often travel to places where postcards look the prettiest and news reports say its the safest. Risks don't happen because we all live in this bubble that we're too afraid to pop. Through personal experience, I think it's safe to say that all the risks I've taken to see what our beautiful world has to offer has been both an unforgettable lesson, experience and memory at the same time. I'm not saying I took the risk a 100% by choice, it was more of a broke but ambitious *cues forced laughter* sorta choice. I mean, cheap flights go to destinations that you don't usually hear about but when you're thirsty for some adventure, you grab it and go. Through all my broke ass adventures, I've realised how many underrated gems I've found in the world that people don't seem to know about. Aside from that, I've also done some pretty weird shit that I'm going to remember for the rest of my life and I have no regrets. TAKE RISKS, ISSA THANG. 

2. Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

Who doesn't like the fanciest resort and a top notch destination to travel to? We often see luxury as beauty but in fact, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I've been to third world countries, stayed at budget hotels and still managed to amaze myself. From nature's finest, ancient architecture to the people, they're all so different, unique and beautiful in their own way. The world as you know it isn't just what's in front of you, it's all over you. Take time to explore the ruins of ancient temples, learn how to cook a traditional dish or even dress like a local from another country. These little exchange of cultures and human interaction radiates beauty. In time, you start to learn how to appreciate what the world has to offer and it doesn't just come from canapés and Mimosas. 

3. Fear Is All In Your Head

We all have fears, it's literally a thing, but here I am telling you it's all in your head. The mindset you've preset in that bubble of yours stops you from "crossing the line" to "protect yourself" from harm but I swear, some things are not as scary or crazy as it seems. I said I'd never jump off a bridge because I'm a certified scardy-cat but I went bungee jumping with my boyfriend on our first anniversary. I also almost puked when I saw fried bugs on the streets of Cambodia but hours later, my drunk-ass was having a fried snake and spider for my post-drinking supper. You don't have to be afraid to just let it go sometimes. Literally, #JustDoIt. 

4. You Learn To Appreciate The People Around You More

You don't always have to worry about what to eat, do, spend on etc. when you're in your bubble. There's always people who love you looking out for you when you're safely snuggled in there. Travelling, especially alone or with just a friend or two really takes you on another level of learning how to appreciate the details of everything. I've been travelling since I could even remember with family and everything has always been provided. I didn't have to worry or lift a finger, when I was hungry or wanted to shop I was always able to just by saying the magic word "PLEASE MOMMY/DADDY!". In 2017, I decided to attempt "adulting" and realised how hard it is to travel with your own hard earned money. You ration your food and the money spent on it because you don't wanna starve for the next few days that has yet to come, you don't shop impulsively because it's unnecessary and you think twice when an entrance fee is the price of your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Travelling gives you a sense of appreciation and makes you more thankful in the long run. 

5. I Can Be Beyonce Too! INDEPENDENT WOMAN.

I've never travelled without friends or family but I have been on media trips where they so kindly gave us a room to ourselves. I'm not one who likes to be alone, especially not in a foreign country with a hotel room that can fit 3 people that's mighty quiet at 12am. It takes time to get used to not having people around you to comfort you but the outcome of it is another level unlocked in life. I've been on two media trips and both times, beautiful huge rooms but just me. I was terrified of the monsters beneath my bed and the whack ass people that might try to break in but that was ALL IN MY HEAD. To be independent means you can handle shit on your own, you don't need someone babying you 24/7. If you need something, you go get it yourself despite the paranoia. You learn how to cook and clean up after your own mess and you progress from there. Travelling is life changing, trust me. 


AirAsia Now Flies To Nha Trang At Low Fares!

AirAsia has always been my number one choice when it comes to cheap flights to see the world. Not long ago I remember getting a notification on my AirAsia app saying that they now fly to Nha Trang. My initial thoughts were "where is Nha Trang?" but after some Googling, I realised that it was a beautiful beach town in Vietnam. To my surprise, Nha Trang resembles Gold Coast in Australia. There are reputable 5-star hotels planted alongside the main beach, street markets, plenty of bars & clubs and even a theme park! 


I took a chance based on all the pictures I've saw on Google and decided to just book a flight with Redza there next year for a short holiday. Amidst planning for our trip to Nha Trang next year, Air Asia surprised me and a few other bloggers on the first flight from Kuala Lumpur to Nha Thrang a few months back. I was so excited that I got a preview of the amazing town, it was just as what I had imagined from the pictures. 


It was not possible to get to this town before AirAsia launched their new route to Nha Trang, there was only an 11-hour train ride from Ho Chi Minh city. Imagine all that hours on a train versus a two hour flight straight from KLIA2! Aside from that, you can't compare an in-flight experience with a train. The flight was smooth sailing and we even got to stay connected thanks to the wifi onboard. AirAsia served us a delightful lunch on board and I can confidently say my favourite is the Biryani. Not to mention, the hot seats that we were provided were extra comfortable and with luck I even got a whole row to myself! 

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Nha Trang, Vietnam (CXR):

Flight no   From    To      Departure   Arrival     Flight Schedule
AK204        KUL      CXR         1030            1135                 Daily
AK205        CXR      KUL         1200            1515                 Daily


If you're a seasoned traveller who likes to jump from one town to another city, Air Asia provides the optional Fly-Thru service connecting to other flights for their guests with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance at the transit hub. With this optional service, guests can now travel to Nha Trang seamlessly from 14 cities in Asia and Australia such as from Johor Bahru, Penang, Singapore, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Changsha, Xi’an, Wuhan, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, or Perth via Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia also connects guests to other cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi. 

I can't say I'm not in love, I'm definitely looking forward to my next trip there in 2018! Stay tuned for a thorough guide then.