In this first-ever edition of Jetsetting Journals, aspiring explorer Asyraf Naqiuddin explores a harvest festival in a place you’d least expected.
Did you know how many New Year celebrations we have in Southeast Asia? Not one, not two, but at least three! That means you get three chances of pursuing your New Year resolutions before failing at them. Again!
Australia, also known as the Land Down Under, is so massive that a flight from one end to another can take over five hours! Amid the massive scale, the country is blessed with jaw-dropping nature and wildlife anywhere you go – kangaroos skipping at car parks, dolphins swimming near jetties and the occasional giant spiders in your room.
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What does ‘coming of age’ mean to you? For many communities across the world, it’s not as drab as throwing a birthday party or getting a driver’s license. Some young men and women have to go through extreme hardships to be deemed worthy of adulthood. As if going through puberty is not enough hassle!
Excited at the prospect of celebrating spring in South Korea, I flew to Busan with much hope of finding the perfect cherry blossom tree to photograph.
You know that one seemingly perfect friend who looks as if he/she is on a perpetual Instagram filter, even when he/she is doing the most boring thing like buying groceries or stirring a cup of tea? If countries were people, Japan would be him/her.
If you’re Malaysian, you’re probably giggling at the mention of the word ‘Jinjiang’ because of our ‘Jinjang Joe’ references. For the uninitiated, guys who try too hard to be fashionable but end up as fashion misfits are often referred to as ‘Jinjang Joes’. But no, this is not the Jinjang near Kepong. This place is J-I-N-J-I-A-N-G. And it’s in China.
So you’re yearning for some Vitamin Sea but you don’t like the crowds (neither do we). So that means Phuket, Boracay or Bali are definitely off the list. So what’s a guy to do?
No really, it’s called Belitung.
Feature image by John Philip, CC BY-SA 2.0
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