October 19, 2019While the world twirls in its technological orbit, somewhere closer to home, an alien-like marine creature, the giant manta ray, cruises the ocean oblivious to the trappings of modern day.
September 21, 2019Last month, our columnist Wong Chun Wai travelled to the Serengeti in northern Tanzania to watch stampedes of wildebeest, or more precisely, the largest mammal migration in the world.
July 6, 2019It has the reputation of being in one of the most remote parts of Alaska in the United States, and if that wasn’t enough to grab my attention, the deal was “sweetened” with a warning that it would be freezing cold with heavy snow in the mountains, even in the summer season.
As the name suggests, Trimble Glacier is a glacier with...
June 15, 2019Every year, from late May to mid-June, Sydney turns itself into a magical wonderland from 7pm, with “the sails of the world-famous Sydney Opera House bathed in technicolour lights, rising like a beacon in the night sky from its spot at the head of the Sydney Harbour
June 1, 2019Kapit, a district of 15,595sq km in size, is the riverine town synonymous with Iban cultures and traditions, being Sarawak’s largest ethnic group, which makes up more than three-quarters of the state’s population.
April 20, 2019As a true blue Penangite who loves his food and has unlimited tolerance for unsavoury surroundings, I decided to head the other way on my recent trip to Hungary’s capital, Budapest.
I booked my table, at least two weeks before my departure, at what has been billed the world’s most beautiful café.
The website states clearly...
January 19, 2019They’ve survived the dinosaur age and continue to enthral those of a wild persuasion, this new-born nature lover included. Off The Beat columnist goes looking for saltwater crocodiles in Adelaide River in Darwin, Australia.
December 22, 2018Theme parks pretty much pay homage to anything, from superheroes to dinosaurs. But religion? This Noah’s Ark theme park in Hong Kong is just so quirky. There truly is something for everyone, after all.
November 3, 2018It’s not about pumpkins or the Reaper in Japan, where Halloween has a distinctly different feeling. Wong Chun Wai goes Off The Beat in Tokyo, where the spooks converge in Shibuya for the annual street party.