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Hotels in Southeast Asia

Malaysia

  • Isabel Restaurant & Bar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Hello Raya Blog

    Southeast Asian Flavours at Isabel Restaurant & Bar

    Isabel they call her. A quaint Southeast Asian influenced restaurant located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. Drive along Jalan Mesui in Changkat and you might miss it. Isabel Restaurant & Bar is tucked away behind a white gate, with a sign not quite easy to spot from the street. But once you’re inside […] Read more…

  • Going Loco for Joloko, a Caribbean Food Affair in Kuala Lumpur

    It was one random day when owners Rick and Kit were walking their dogs in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Stumbling past the bright yellow coloured heritage house, an ‘ah-hah’ moment hit them, and they scrambled quickly to find a way to lease the premise. What do you get when you find a quaint bright yellow heritage […] Read more…

  • Pacific Standard Bar in KL at Alila Bangsar | Hello Raya Blog

    Pacific Standard Bar in Kuala Lumpur, Where It’s Always Cocktail Hour

    I’m a real sucker when it comes to an amazing view and delicious cocktails. Combine the two and I am one happy girl. And so I’ve finally met my match – meet the Pacific Standard Bar in Kuala Lumpur, a gorgeous cocktail bar located on the 41st level of the Alila Bangsar hotel. Having lived […] Read more…

  • P&C Cocktail Bar Kuala Lumpur | Speakeasy Bar in Kuala Lumpur | Hello Raya Blog

    P&C Cocktail Bar – Bespoke Cocktails at this Speakeasy Bar in Kuala Lumpur

    The P&C Cocktail Bar in Kuala Lumpur is no new guy on the block. They’ve been around for a number of years, so they know a thing or two about cocktails. There’s no menu. Just creativity, and a flavor profile know-how. Every single cocktail created is absolutely customized just for you. And no two cocktails […] Read more…

Thailand

Australia

  • Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk - One of the Best Sydney Coastal Walks | Hello Raya Blog

    Bondi to Bronte Walk, the Best Sydney Coastal Walk

    The Bondi to Bronte walk is one of those experiences that postcards are made of. It’s definitely one of the most photographed walks in Australia…and for good reason. The Bondi Coastal Walk that takes you to Bronte stretches 2.5 kilometers along the Sydney coast.  Read more…

  • Best Restaurants in Brisbane - Brisbane City | Hello Raya Blog

    40 Delicious Bars & Restaurants in Brisbane To Check Out

    Over the years, Brisbane has really grown up. The food and drinking scene in Brisbane has really flourished in recent years, with wonderful new destinations to explore at every corner. With so many restaurants in Brisbane to discover, it can be a challenge to pick where to go. I am in love with dining out, […] Read more…

  • Brisbane City | Things to do in Brisbane | Hello Raya Blog

    Over 20 Amazing Things to do in Brisbane, Australia

    There are a lot of things to do in Brisbane – some great, some average. I lived in Brisbane for more than 3 years, and over those years, I scoured the city through and through for some of what I think are the best things to do, eat and drink in Brisbane. Look, there are […] Read more…

  • Exploring Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays | Hello Raya Blog

    Exploring Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

    Whitehaven Beach is one of the most unspoiled beaches in the world. Located on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach stretches across 7km. Turquoise blue waters. Perfectly white sand. Whitehaven is what postcards are made of. It’s pristine. It’s magical. It’s…well insta-worthy that’s for sure. And its beauty hasn’t gone unnoticed having won numerous awards over the […] Read more…

Vietnam

Singapore

  • Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket list - Experiences in Southeast Asia - Borobudur | Hello Raya Blog

    The Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket List with over 60 Experiences in Southeast Asia

    Our journey through Southeast Asia continues with even more experiences in Southeast Asia. In part TWO of our list, we explore Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam. If you missed our first cover on incredible experiences in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Timor Leste, and Myanmar, you should check our part ONE of our ultimate list of […] Read more…

  • Singapore at Night - Marina Bay Laser Show | Hello Raya Blog

    Discovering Singapore by Night

    My favorite time of the day in Singapore is at night. The city lights up so beautifully, and Singapore comes to life. While there are heaps to do in Singapore, here are my top 8 picks to do in Singapore at night. Exploring Singapore at Night 1. Eat Satay at Lau Pa Sat Satay is a […] Read more…

Indonesia

  • Shady Shack Canggu, Vegan Restaurant Canggu | Hello Raya Blog

    Veg-Perfection at Shady Shack in Canggu, Bali

    I’m a carnivore. There I’ve said it. I do love my meat, and so the thought of becoming a vegetarian… let alone a vegan… is daunting for me. BUT, and it’s a big BUT, but if I could eat vegetarian food like what I get at the Shady Shack in Canggu, I could totally go […] Read more…

  • Give Cafe in Canggu Bali | Hello Raya Blog

    Give Café in Canggu, Bali – Doing Good with Each Cup of Coffee

    The brightly painted wall might be instagrammable. Heck, the food, the drinks, the whole design of the café is instagrammable… but behind all the glitz of getting that picture-perfect shot of your OOTD or lunch is a good cause. Give Café in Canggu has been created by the guys behind Kynd Community in Seminyak, and […] Read more…

Laos

  • Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket list - Experiences in Southeast Asia - Borobudur | Hello Raya Blog

    The Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket List with over 60 Experiences in Southeast Asia

    Our journey through Southeast Asia continues with even more experiences in Southeast Asia. In part TWO of our list, we explore Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam. If you missed our first cover on incredible experiences in Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Timor Leste, and Myanmar, you should check our part ONE of our ultimate list of […] Read more…

  • 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…

Travel Essentials

  • Car Rental in Malaysia - GoCar in Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur | Hello Raya Blog

    5 Reasons Why I Love and will only book GoCar in Malaysia

    GoCar means experiencing car rental differently in Malaysia. With all the travels that Hubby and I have done, we have experienced the process of car hiring many times. What sticks in my mind about car hire with other companies (which I will not name) is that the pickup process is lengthy and the overall experience […] Read more…

  • Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket List - Trifena Belle Swimwear - The Perhentian Islands - Hello Raya Blog

    Trifena Belle Swimwear – The Bikini that Keeps on Giving

    You know what – packing is a real bitch. Well ‘was’ a real bitch for me. Deciding on what to bring was my first problem. I was trying to squeeze in as many items of clothing for those “just in case” moments. That only resulted in a heavy suitcase, that I had to lug around, […] 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…

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