My Sinchew/ Photo story

Shared bikes

A man cycling past Ofo shared bicycles at a repair centre in Beijing. A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. Photo courtesy: AFP


After 10-year gap, Thai lotuses bloom again

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret -- the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses.


Chinese cultural theme park in Alor Setar

The theme park has been constructed to promote the religious ideologies of great philosophers Laozi, Confucius and Gautama Buddha.


The hidden gem of rusticity

The simplistic yet ultra-chic hotel is just behind the time-honored Kong Heng Cafe.


Food truck invasion

Kuantan's commercial hub is no longer dead after dark, as food trucks flood the street with their tasty offerings.


Luxury Japanese train has bath and fireplace

It's got Michelin-starred chefs, solid cypress bathtubs and a cosy snug complete with roaring fire: the Shiki-Shima could hold its own against any five-star hotel. Not bad for a train.


Not a girl thing

Soft toys have been created almost exclusively for girls and toddlers, but not for this grown-up man crazy about DIY handwork.


Discovering Mt. Trus Madi

The first 2km hike towards the rest house is a warm-up exercise, and the remaining 2.9km uphill trail is downright primitive and pitch dark.


Unique cafe atop Bangsar shoplots

The idea of a bicycle-themed cafe crossed Akmal's mind in 2008 while he rode his bicycle in UPM campus where he was studying environment science.


Janda baik: nature beckons

Many have passed by it but very few will actually stop to feel the rustic and slow-paced charms of Janda Baik at the foot of Genting Highlands.


 

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