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by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart Sandakan is a port town and an entrepot to the wildlife refuges of the fabled Kinabatangan River. (See our recent article, Adventures along Borneo's Kinabatangan River: A Malaysian Wildlife Holiday). There's no question that most visitors to Sandakan are strictly passing through and are not going...
By Kurt Stewart & Rob Kay On any given day, a walk through the Sandakan Memorial Park will stir up the wandering souls of the Second World War.  These were the grounds that once held some 2500 Australian and British soldiers prisoner. The locals near 8 Mile Camp, the name given...
by Rob Kay & Philippe Guesdon Editor's Note: This is the second and final column of a two-part series on Tahiti. On a recent trip we spent hours grilling locals on their favorite restaurants, cafes and attractions. In the second of this two part series we'd like to share with the reader what we've found to be the best...
by Rob Kay & Philippe Guesdon Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series on Tahiti.  As veteran journalists who have worked in French Polynesia for decades, we're often asked by friends and family for travel advice. Sometimes answers are not always available. Like any destination, change in Tahiti is a constant. New hotels, restaurants, cafes...
by Rob Kay On a recent trip to Malaysia I took a detour to Singapore to visit Sanju Goswami, a former Hawaii resident, and good friend. My interest in seeing Sanju was more than social. I was curious how he and his family had adapted to life in Singapore. I...
by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart We hadn’t been at the Borneo Nature Lodge more than an hour when we hopped on a boat and headed down the fabled Kinabatangan River in Sabah State on the Island of Borneo. As we snaked our way along the banks of the river...
By Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart It’s safe to say that Ipoh, and indeed Malaysia, are not well known to most Hawaii residents. This is unfortunate, because this country is one of the friendliest destinations in Asia. It’s also got a food culture that is second to none. The heart...
by Robert F. Kay One of the great things about living in Hawaii is its proximity to French Polynesia. Hawaiian Airlines has a weekly flight that's ideal for Honolulu residents. If you've never been there, you owe yourself a visit. Below is travel survival guide that will get you started. Society...
    Eternity & Rome        Where Past & Present Co-Exist, Part 1   Story and photos by Allan Seiden I’d last been in Rome in 1967…truly a lifetime ago. Now I was reintroducing myself and introducing my daughter to the Eternal City. The Hotel Regno, a small property centrally located on...
by Rob Kay Corals will return to damaged reefs eventually, if all the ecological factors are present. However, when most are destroyed, regeneration can take as long as 50 years. She learned from Fijiguide.com’s visiting photographer, Scott Putnam, that live coral can be replanted.  You simply take the broken pieces on...