Knapsack Treks

travelogues, adventure stories, book reviews, Asian culture by Chan Joon Yee

Hehuanshan Easy Climbs

There are a staggering 286 mountain peaks over 3000 metres above sea level on the relatively small island of Taiwan. Hehuanshan North Peak 3422m, East Peak 3421m and Main Peak 3417m are among the most accessible and frequented. Part of the Central Mountain Range (中央山脉) forming the backbone of Taiwan, 合欢山 lies on the boundaries […]

Gunung Rinjani

It’s the third highest mountain in Indonesia and the second highest volcano after Kerinci, but thanks to its stunning scenery – arguably some of the best in the world, Rinjani has become the most climbed expedition peak (that would exclude walks in the park like Mt Bromo) in Indonesia. The popularity of the mountain notwithstanding, […]

Aussie Odyssey 2017

It’s the average Singaporean’s favourite holiday destination and not being an average Singapore, it’s only until now that I finally decide to check out some of the not so conventional attractions Down Under. Follow me on my hectic journey with 2 kids in tow! Aussie Odyssey Part 1 (Darwin/Uluru) Aussie Odyssey Part 2 (Kata Tjuta/Kings […]

Taroko Gorge

You can read all about Taroko Gorge at Wikitravel. In this blog post, I’ll touch on my personal encounter. There are several trains (but not the High Speed Rail) travelling along the east coast of Taiwan. I booked seats on Ju Qiang 筥光号 online, printed out the acknowledgement and collected my tickets at the counter. […]

Maharaja Standard Train Travel

This is the kind of trains which backpackers and other budget travellers to India would be quite unfamiliar. Is this Indian luxury of the highest order? Before you make a booking, you may want to check out the fares. I’m not advertising for them. Go google their website yourself. This is incredible India. Check Out […]

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