A MALAYSIAN WANDERLUSTRESS

A MALAYSIAN WANDERLUSTRESS

67 countries and counting. I wander, I meander, I get lost. I've no check lists, own no guidebooks, nor maps. I'm an incredibly ordinary girl, from a developing country, who had worked hard to sustain my travelling life. If I can do it, so can you.

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

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A TRAVEL BLOGGER, A COPYWRITER & A STORYTELLER

A TRAVEL BLOGGER, A COPYWRITER & A STORYTELLER

I write travel & lifestyle features. I craft persuasive content for clients like MINI, Renault, SMEG, FUJIOH and more. If you need help with content writing or have a story that needs to be told, I can help.

WANDERLUST

The Way I See It

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise enough and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the storm/stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it. (1929, Baghdad, Freya Stark)

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