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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 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 & 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 & 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 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 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...
If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. 1. Blue dragons These curious little creatures are known as Glaucus atlanticus and are...
Editor's Note: Rebecca Bruns was an accomplished New Orleans-born travel writer who resided for many years in San Francisco. She died on May 13, 1994. “What it means to Miss New Orleans” was first published in Travel & Leisure in January of 1994. To discover more about the author visit www.rebeccabruns.net. by Rebecca...
  Exit 158 of North-South Expressway Northern Route in Malaysia -Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. My first driving experience in Malaysia was a master class in shambolics. In my company’s head offices in downtown Kuala Lumpur, after a flash orientation with my project manager, he hands me the keys to the...
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series by the late Rebecca Bruns on the splendors of Ubud, the fabled mountain village in Bali. Though written over 20 years ago, the scene in Ubud is has changed very little. The Balinese believe when they die they'll go to a...