Nam Cheah

Nam Cheah is a third culture millennial who spent half her life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. With a passion for travel, hiking, food, and puns, she documents her travel on her suitably named blog: Laugh, Travel, Eat. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s either catching up on TV while online shopping or writing her novels.
Nam Cheah
Nam Cheah is a third culture millennial who spent half her life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. With a passion for travel, hiking, food, and puns, she documents her travel on her suitably named blog: Laugh, Travel, Eat. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s either catching up on TV while online shopping or writing her novels.

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Take a sunrise hike up Mt Bromo in Indonesia’s stunning Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

A predawn trek to Mount Bromo in East Java takes you through some incredible scenery. The active volcano is one of many in the national park and safe to visit, unless a warning is issued.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:01AM

A predawn trek to Mount Bromo in East Java takes you through some incredible scenery. The active volcano is one of many in the national park and safe to visit, unless a warning is issued.

Take a sunrise hike up Mt Bromo in Indonesia’s stunning Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Vietnam’s Thien Duong: longest dry cave in Asia and its stunning beauty - no wonder it’s name means paradise

Thien Duong in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was formed 350 to 400 million years ago. It was discovered in 2005, and opened to visitors in 2010. Only 15 visitors per day are allowed to explore up to 7km of the spectacular 31.5km-long cave.

15 Aug 2019 - 12:30PM

Thien Duong in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was formed 350 to 400 million years ago. It was discovered in 2005, and opened to visitors in 2010. Only 15 visitors per day are allowed to explore up to 7km of the spectacular 31.5km-long cave.

Vietnam’s Thien Duong: longest dry cave in Asia and its stunning beauty - no wonder it’s name means paradise
Highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu rewards trekkers with spectacular views and region’s highest loos

A trek up the highest mountain in Southeast Asia starts with a seemingly endless series of steps through the jungles of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, before a rope-assisted ascent to the summit and a technicolour dawn.

22 Jul 2019 - 8:01PM

A trek up the highest mountain in Southeast Asia starts with a seemingly endless series of steps through the jungles of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, before a rope-assisted ascent to the summit and a technicolour dawn.

Highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu rewards trekkers with spectacular views and region’s highest loos
Eat like a local in Kota Kinabalu – 5 great dishes to try on the coast of Borneo

A richer, medicinal-tasting version of the pork rib dish, bak kut teh, tuhau – a smelly, spicy shredded ginger condiment – and lemon coconut jelly are among the local delights

28 Jun 2019 - 10:00AM

A richer, medicinal-tasting version of the pork rib dish, bak kut teh, tuhau – a smelly, spicy shredded ginger condiment – and lemon coconut jelly are among the local delights

Eat like a local in Kota Kinabalu – 5 great dishes to try on the coast of Borneo
Hiking in Sapa, Vietnam: an easy descent from the hill town into Muong Hoa valley, where time has stood still

Region that’s home to several hill tribes has become a tourism hot spot – escape the crowds on a leisurely half-day hike down to the Muong Hoa valley, where time seems to have stood still.

22 May 2019 - 6:00PM

Region that’s home to several hill tribes has become a tourism hot spot – escape the crowds on a leisurely half-day hike down to the Muong Hoa valley, where time seems to have stood still.

Hiking in Sapa, Vietnam: an easy descent from the hill town into Muong Hoa valley, where time has stood still
Hiking an active Indonesian volcano: how to trek through the blue flames of Kawah Ijen

One of the largest acidic lakes in the world, Kawah Ijen, in the crater of a volcano where sulphur miners toil, is famous for its natural blue flames, which occur when sulphur gases come into contact with oxygen.

27 Mar 2019 - 6:12AM

One of the largest acidic lakes in the world, Kawah Ijen, in the crater of a volcano where sulphur miners toil, is famous for its natural blue flames, which occur when sulphur gases come into contact with oxygen.

Hiking an active Indonesian volcano: how to trek through the blue flames of Kawah Ijen
Eat like a local in Osaka – think gyoza hot dogs and marinated ovum

Instagram-favourite strawberry parfait’s strawberries, chocolate mousse and granola, is another of the city’s delicious delights

26 Mar 2019 - 10:18AM

Instagram-favourite strawberry parfait’s strawberries, chocolate mousse and granola, is another of the city’s delicious delights

Eat like a local in Osaka – think gyoza hot dogs and marinated ovum
6 Japanese cafes that turn coffee into 3D latte art

Given Japanese’s love for manga and anime, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they excel in turning coffee into pieces of art, too

30 Jan 2019 - 10:15AM

Given Japanese’s love for manga and anime, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they excel in turning coffee into pieces of art, too

6 Japanese cafes that turn coffee into 3D latte art
Eat like a local in Bangkok: 5 street foods to try

Look past the pad thai and mango sticky rice and you’ll find there’s a lot more to the city’s cheap eats, from cupcakes to coconut ice cream and sweet taco-style crepes

22 Jan 2019 - 12:22PM

Look past the pad thai and mango sticky rice and you’ll find there’s a lot more to the city’s cheap eats, from cupcakes to coconut ice cream and sweet taco-style crepes

Eat like a local in Bangkok: 5 street foods to try
Eat like a local in Malaysia: 5 delicious dishes to try in Kuala Lumpur

Chinese cabbage, octopus, fish balls and oysters served on a skewer, fish-head noodles and an icy fruit drink are among the delights served in the capital city

11 Dec 2018 - 2:03PM

Chinese cabbage, octopus, fish balls and oysters served on a skewer, fish-head noodles and an icy fruit drink are among the delights served in the capital city

Eat like a local in Malaysia: 5 delicious dishes to try in Kuala Lumpur
Eat like a local in Bali: 5 favourite dishes you should try

Crisp ‘dirty duck’, Indonesian salad, served with tofu and lots of peanut sauce and suckling pig, roasted whole on a spit, are among the island’s specialities

5 Dec 2018 - 10:07AM

Crisp ‘dirty duck’, Indonesian salad, served with tofu and lots of peanut sauce and suckling pig, roasted whole on a spit, are among the island’s specialities

Eat like a local in Bali: 5 favourite dishes you should try
Eat like a local in Hokkaido, Japan: 5 great dishes that will keep you warm this winter – including one cooked on a grill in the shape of Genghis Khan’s hat

Garaku, miso ramen, butadon, jingisukan and ishikari nabe are guaranteed to keep you warm on a visit to Japan’s northernmost main island this winter

4 Dec 2018 - 1:03PM

Garaku, miso ramen, butadon, jingisukan and ishikari nabe are guaranteed to keep you warm on a visit to Japan’s northernmost main island this winter

Eat like a local in Hokkaido, Japan: 5 great dishes that will keep you warm this winter – including one cooked on a grill in the shape of Genghis Khan’s hat
Eat like a central Vietnamese local: 5 delicious dishes from the heart of the nation

Spicy beef noodles from the city of Hue, delicate white-rose-shaped dumplings and a crispy squid pancake are among the region’s culinary treats

14 Nov 2018 - 10:05AM

Spicy beef noodles from the city of Hue, delicate white-rose-shaped dumplings and a crispy squid pancake are among the region’s culinary treats

Eat like a central Vietnamese local: 5 delicious dishes from the heart of the nation
Eat like a local in South Korea: 5 street foods you should try in Seoul

Breakaway from the traditional kimchi and barbecue by delving into the tasty snacks on offer while exploring the capital city

13 Nov 2018 - 12:09PM

Breakaway from the traditional kimchi and barbecue by delving into the tasty snacks on offer while exploring the capital city

Eat like a local in South Korea: 5 street foods you should try in Seoul
Think you know Singaporean food? 5 dishes you may not have tried

Tulang, dry ban mian, frog porridge, rojak and chwee kueh top the list for the adventurous food lovers

26 Oct 2018 - 2:10PM

Tulang, dry ban mian, frog porridge, rojak and chwee kueh top the list for the adventurous food lovers

Think you know Singaporean food? 5 dishes you may not have tried
5 Japanese dishes that locals love in Tokyo which aren't sushi or ramen

A deep-fried beef cutlet, seared tuna cheek, a melon bun – which contains no melon and a thick pork sandwich are among the capital’s other culinary treats

18 Oct 2018 - 12:02PM

A deep-fried beef cutlet, seared tuna cheek, a melon bun – which contains no melon and a thick pork sandwich are among the capital’s other culinary treats

5 Japanese dishes that locals love in Tokyo which aren't sushi or ramen
What to eat in Siem Reap: 5 Cambodian dishes to try on your travels

Explore the local Khmer cuisine in the town that serves as the gateway to Angkor Wat

11 Oct 2018 - 2:02PM

Explore the local Khmer cuisine in the town that serves as the gateway to Angkor Wat

What to eat in Siem Reap: 5 Cambodian dishes to try on your travels
5 tasty street foods you should try in Taipei that the locals love

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while exploring city streets and markets, you can’t do better than the Taiwanese capital,which offers a wide range of satisfying snacks to suit all preferences

27 Sep 2018 - 2:32PM

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while exploring city streets and markets, you can’t do better than the Taiwanese capital,which offers a wide range of satisfying snacks to suit all preferences

5 tasty street foods you should try in Taipei that the locals love
5 delicious Northern Vietnamese dishes you might not know

Pork patties served with rice vermicelli, fried marinated mudfish wrapped in banana leaves and fish noodle soup are among treats served in cooler north

20 Sep 2018 - 12:01PM

Pork patties served with rice vermicelli, fried marinated mudfish wrapped in banana leaves and fish noodle soup are among treats served in cooler north

5 delicious Northern Vietnamese dishes you might not know
5 Penang dishes that the locals love – and you will too

Instead of the laksa and flat fried noodles served by the Malaysian island’s street stalls, try the less-known delights of meat rolls, coconut fried rice and duck rice noodles

20 Sep 2018 - 10:45AM

Instead of the laksa and flat fried noodles served by the Malaysian island’s street stalls, try the less-known delights of meat rolls, coconut fried rice and duck rice noodles

5 Penang dishes that the locals love – and you will too
When's the last time you had Laotian food? Here are 5 dishes you must try

As a home to classic culinary treats, landlocked Laos is overshadowed by its neighbours, but its cuisine offers many surprises

13 Sep 2018 - 3:10PM

As a home to classic culinary treats, landlocked Laos is overshadowed by its neighbours, but its cuisine offers many surprises

When's the last time you had Laotian food? Here are 5 dishes you must try