Kunming City is the gateway into Yunnan.
The city is surrounding by mountain range thus maintain a relatively constant spring-like weather throughout the year.
Most tourists will use Kunming as a rest stop before proceeding to more remote destinations.
Guandu is a ‘refurbished’ old town about 10KM from Kunming city centre.
If you have half day to spare in Kunming city, taking a short trip to Guandu could be a good option to consume few hours.
Guandu reserved few temples dated back to Dang Dynasty.
Since 2008, Sao Lin Temple has acquired few temples in Guandu as ‘branch’ temple. You can see monks practicing martial arts in these temples.
Kuala Lumpur finally responding to the campaign to host no-car day on 22 September 2013.
This was the first time the city blocked 4KM route within the city center from 7AM to 11AM for cycling competition and leisure cyclists.
It will be great if Kuala Lumpur can follow George Town to make every Sunday a carfree day.
When an old town overly developed, the town would be filled with newly renovated ‘antiques’.
A remarkable old town normally has local resident and merchants doing their daily chores. Without the folks, the town may end up with an empty fake structure to entertain tourists.
Hopefully George Town can retain this precious soul and not ruined by over commercialization.
George Town remains as one of my favourite travel destinations in Malaysia.
We had a short stay at Penang Island on last weekend. I decided to process a few pictures into black & white while retaining a bit of colour.
It represents my feeling for George Town. Although everything looks familiar (because I have been there numerous times), there is always a tiny things or a fresh angle that reminds me that there are yet a lot more surprises to unearth.
After the wildly successful Mirrors George Town series of murals, and the recent 101 Lost Kittens campaign, street arts and murals have become a unique tourist attraction in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many merchants starting to use display art to attract eye balls.
Any usable space or flat surface could be a target for painting.
I love the innovative campaign title, “101 Lost Kittens”.
It was a treasure hunt and animal awareness campaign in George Town (Penang).
Suddenly, people are crazy about cats in George Town. My favourite piece of art is the Bruce Lee and 3 kittens.