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  • What Is It About Elephants? Kuala Ghanda Elephant Sanctuary

    What Is It About Elephants? Kuala Ghanda Elephant Sanctuary

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Our visit to Deerland, Kuala Ghanda & Chamang Waterfalls. As I stepped into the warm water, I could not see the bottom. The water was brown, who knew what was in there other than the floating missiles from the elephant? But as I jumped on top of little Alam, the elephant and sat on his bare back and people splashed us and cheered I could only be in that moment. I sat bareback and could feel his skin on mine. I came down low and hugged his neck.

  • Our Kids Love The KLCC Playground & Petrosains Discovery Centre

    Our Kids Love The KLCC Playground & Petrosains Discovery Centre

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Nothing prepares you for this playground, it seems to stretch for miles, and as a matter of fact it actually covers 2 acres. Next to it is also a public wading pool with waterfall and toilets. The 2 acres is part of a 50-acre park in total. It's home of the Petronis Towers, Suria Shopping Mall & the Petrosains Discovery Centre - read more...

  • Dentists, Fear & Therapy

    Dentists, Fear & Therapy

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    None of us sees the world as it is because we can only see it through our lens. In a sense, we're all delusional. If you believe that everything happens for a reason, you must find that reason and turn those experiences that threaten to detonate in your life into a useful energy source that empowers you and others. How does my daughter view her birth? The dentist? Her fears?

  • Little People in a Little World - KidZania

    Little People in a Little World - KidZania

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    If you have kids, KidZania is a must. KidZania currently operates in 10 locations around the world. The Kuala Lumpur one opened in June 2012 and is located at The Curve shopping centre. Once inside children “work” in adult jobs and earn currency. It is a child-sized replica of a real city, including buildings, shops and theaters, as well as vehicles and pedestrians moving along its streets. It is a little world for little people.

  • The Best Things In Life Aren't Things

    The Best Things In Life Aren't Things

    Reflections

    My husband, Josh, shares deep thoughts on minimalism: "For quite some time I had an underlying dissatisfaction with the Western consumerism-driven mindset. I found it extremely self-focused, which tended to clash with my overall worldview. But this email eloquently put into words exactly what I felt… That the best things in life aren’t things."

  • Batu Caves & Scary Monkeys

    Batu Caves & Scary Monkeys

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    As I faced down the monkey who finally shifted his greedy eyes from my daughter’s ice-cream to me I knew one thing – if anyone was getting bitten it was me. Teeth barred a hiss escaped his lips, while mine was more like a “shoo, shoo.” Finally as he stepped towards me, the Indian shopkeeper came running, yelling and waving his arms at the monkey. Giving one last hiss the hairy, big-balled creature retreated back down the stairs. We stepped back into the shadows and the safe arms of the Indian’s little shop.

  • Welcome to KL

    Welcome to KL

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    We have arrived in Ais Asia's hub Kuala Lumpur. This post is about Damansara Perdana, home of The Curve shopping Centre & [email protected] and it's long awaited movie cinema. It also covers car hire in KL & getting lost on the roads - 2 to KL, 0 to Benders.

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