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She Walks the World

Villa Samadhi is a luxurious retreat in the calm of nature, right smack in the middle of bustling Kuala Lumpur. It is located just a drive away to many of the city’s highlights– the Petronas Twin Towers, the KL Tower, and the Golden Triangle area of Bukit Bintang. The resort itself is nestled within a quiet corner of the city; surrounded by upscale condominiums and foreign embassies.

Villa Samadhi: A Kuala Lumpur Retreat- www.shewalkstheworld.comMy Samadhi Experience
There are not many luxury boutique resorts in the heart of Kuala Lumpur– so Villa Samadhi is in a league of its own. Living in the city, I wanted to go somewhere for the weekend that didn’t require me to travel too much; and this villa offered me the peace and tranquility I needed while being close enough to home.

With a front entrance that could easily be missed if you’re not looking for it, I felt like I was…

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August 7-9th 2015

Official website for the Rainforest World Music Festival

Facts on RWMF

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

Its formula of afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening performances on the main stage has proven to be a hit with the audience, who come from near and far.

The festival site also sets up a variety of food and drink stalls, an arts and crafts area as well as a counter for festival memorabilia, Sarawak souvenirs and CDs by the performing artists, all this contributing to a fun filled, wholesome festival experience. World Music plus a country fair atmosphere in the midst of lush greenery.

The Rainforest World Music Festival, a not-to-be-missed occasion, guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.

Aerial View of the Damai Peninsular – a prime tourist destination 40-min drive out of Kuching. There are three beach resorts, a 18-hole golf course, a boutique hideaway and a few homestay operators for your accommodation needs.  The peninsular is also home to the Gunung (Mt.) Santubong National Park and fringes the Kuching Wetland Areas – a RAMSAR site. Interesting activities include a hike up Mt. Santubong, watch Irrawaddy Dolphins, crocodiles or fireflies. The Sarawak Cultural Village, an award-winning living museum, is nestled at the foot of the legendary Mt. Santubong.

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George Town Festival 01 August 2015 – 31 August 2015

George Town Festival 01 August 2015 - 31 August 2015

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George Town Festival 2015

George Town Festival 2015 Programme Booklet. George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred unique events each year, the Festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future. Drawing thousands of visitors each year to Penang, George Town Festival is quickly becoming one of Asia’s must-see events. For more info, visit georgetownfestival.com

Banana Boutique Hotel Lobby

 

    Banana Boutique Hotel located  George Town Penang Malaysia  near lot of small shops, few bars, and places to eat.

 I have stayed here a few times when making a visa run from Thailand.  I kinda like the place with the old chinese decor and I was not expecting much.

The service I received was always polite.  There is a large outdoor patio in front where they serve meals and a small bar.  With plenty of tables and chairs, good to watch the people traffic and relax with friends.  Food was ok and limited.  The rooms were always clean with TV and A/C.  If looking for a inexpensive place near the old part of town and not expecting to much then not a bad choice.

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International Express: Butterworth and Hat Yai to Bangkok

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The International Express is a daily service to Bangkok from Butterworth via Hat Yai and vice versa. Departing from Butterworth, the train uses 2 second class sleeper coaches, with up to 7 more such coaches attached from Hat Yai to Bangkok, and 1 first class sleeper coach.

Butterworth is the terminus for the International Express. From here, you can get to and from Penang Island via the Penang Ferry.

The train uses KTM locomotives to haul the train within Malaysia. The locomotives will change at Padang Besar station.

The new platforms at Butterworth and all northern sector KTM stations are raised to fit the new generation electric trains, and on the same level as normal KTM Intercity coaches. For the Thai coaches with steps in-built into the coach, please mind the gap!

The interior of the train in daytime configuration.

The line from Butterworth to Padang Besar looks like this…

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