Hotels Around Asia

  • The Exterior of the Hotel | Cameron Highlands Resort, Malaysia | Hello Raya Blog

    Charm & Heritage at the Cameron Highlands Resort

    Set up in the hills, 1,500 meters above sea level, you’ll find the charming Cameron Highlands Resort, a boutique colonial style hotel in the area of Cameron Highlands. Back in the 1930’s, the resort was originally just a cottage. As time went by, the cottage was extended, and expanded some more – from 16 rooms, […] Read more…

  • Our Private Pool | Ayara Kamala Resort | Hello Raya Blog

    Villa Living at the Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa, Kamala Beach (Phuket)

    You’re on a tropical island. Beautiful beaches surround. Lush greenery fills the cliff tops.  And in front of you are stunning views over the Andaman Sea. SawadeeKrap and welcome to the Ayara Kamala Resort & Spa (Ayara Kamala), at Kamala Beach in Phuket. There are so many different reasons why you should visit Phuket, from […] Read more…

Malaysia

  • Boh Tea Sungei Palas | Things to do in Cameron Highlands | Hello Raya Blog

    9 Worthwhile & Enchanting Excitements in Cameron Highlands

    There is a lot to do in Cameron Highlands. From different farms to visit, to a number of tea plantations, to a whole lot of restaurants to eat at. But to be real honest with you…while there is so much to do, not all of it is worthwhile, especially if you are limited in time. […] Read more…

  • Segway Tour in KL | Unique Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Hello Raya Blog

    Zooming on a Segway tour in Kuala Lumpur

    I have to admit…I am not very good at balancing. Riding a skateboard? I’d fall off within the first few seconds of standing. Surfing? Yup, by the time I manage to stand up, I’d fall off. So at first I was feeling a bit nervous about my Segway tour in Kuala Lumpur, because I thought […] Read more…

Singapore

  • Singapore Cityscape | Things to do in Singapore | Hello Raya Blog

    Top 22 Things to do in Singapore

    Singapore is a vibrant city that is filled with exciting things to do. I have visited this city a number of times now, and each time I always find even more things to do in Singapore. Singapore offers a perfect balance between its cultural history and modern times. As you explore, you’ll find gorgeous old heritage […] Read more…

  • 28 Hong Kong Street | Hello Raya Blog

    Cocktails in Singapore: 28 Hong Kong Street

    28 Hong Kong Street is a boutique bar in Singapore that topped #1 on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, and is currently sitting at #7 in the world. Being the organiser and researcher that I am, I did check out their website to find out more, but there wasn’t much information about the place. […] Read more…

Thailand

  • Koh Phi Phi | Places to Visit in Thailand | Travel in Thailand | Hello Raya Blog

    12 Epic Places Not to Be Missed in Thailand (South Thailand)

    So our journey through Thailand continues, with this next instalment of my list of 12 must-visit places in Thailand. In part A, we took you to all the places in northern and central Thailand that you shouldn’t miss. This time, we show more places to visit in Thailand that are located in the southern part of the country. […] Read more…

  • Temple in Bangkok | Places to Visit in Thailand | Travel in Thailand | Hello Raya Blog

    12 Epic Places Not to Be Missed in Thailand (North & Central Thailand)

    Whether you’re starting to plan to travel Thailand or are already there, there are several places in Thailand that you should not miss. I have compiled a list of 12 must-visit places, and this list has become so epic, because I have joined forces with a number of travel bloggers who share their favourite spot to visit. This means […] Read more…

Stories from the Road

  • Leslie in Lake Mburo | The Real Uganda | Hello Raya Blog

    A Life Well Lived is the Reward – My Life in Uganda

    The Traveler Stories Series. Each month we feature a story (or two) written by another fellow traveler, who shares with us their own travel experiences. This month, meet Leslie, the beautiful founder of The Real Uganda. Originally from Canada, Leslia has lived in Uganda full-time for over 12 years, and here she shares her story. Throughout my 20s, I […] Read more…

  • Life in Finland | I Took a Leap of Faith to Travel, and it Changed Me | Hello Raya Blog

    I Took a Leap of Faith to Travel, and it Changed Me

    The Traveler Stories Series. Each month we feature a story (or two) written by another fellow traveler, who shares with us their own travel experiences. This month, meet Evan Kristine, the beautiful travel blogger at Pretty Wild World. At the young age of 16, Evan made a brave leap of faith that would change her life forever. […] Read more…

Indonesia

  • Ikan Bakar | Eating in Yogyakarta | Hello Raya Blog

    Eating in Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

    I am always on the look out for local food to try wherever I travel. I find sampling local food provides valuable insight into the culture of a place. I also find that it helps me connect more with the place I am visiting, and in this case it’s Yogyakarta. Having lived in Yogyakarta as a […] Read more…

  • Lhoknga - Beach Area 2

    Your Travel Guide to Lhoknga (Banda Aceh in Indonesia)

    If you’re an avid surfer, then Lhoknga is the place for you. If you love beautiful beaches and natural landscapes, then Lhoknga is the spot for you. If you want to escape mass tourism and experience a much simpler way of life, then Lhoknga is the place for you. Lhoknga is a small coastal village […] Read more…

Laos

  • Nam Song River | | 10 Things to do in Vang Vieng | Hello Raya Blog

    10 Things to do in Vang Vieng (Laos)

    Vang Vieng is a lovely town, located about 4 hours north of the capital of Laos. The town is filled with so much to do and you could spend days enjoying the nature, river and the local town…enough to keep you busy day in, day out. So here are 10 of my recommended things to […] Read more…

  • 13 Things to do in Luang Prabang | Hello Raya Blog

    Fun Things to do in Luang Prabang (Laos)

    In the central north of Laos, surrounded by mountainous terrain and the meeting point of the mighty Mekong River and the Nam Khan River, you’ll find the ancient town of Luang Prabang. Whether you plan to be here for a few days or a few weeks, there is plenty of things to do in Luang […] Read more…