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Salmah Shahnawaz is an avid reader, travel enthusiast, and a busy body in general. Mostly you will find her daydreaming about her next getaway, nursing a mug of coffee; or with her nose in a book when she can spare the chance.

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  • Glamorous Camping! You Need To Try These Top 10 Glamping Spots In Asia

    If you’re not familiar with the term “glamping”, fear not – you’re not alone. The first time I heard the word “glamping” I didn’t know what it meant. Clearly I’m not following the trend. When I looked into it though, I realised it was exactly the kind of thing I enjoyed – being one...

  • Not Yet A Dim Sum Fan? Try These Top 10 Classic Dim Sum Dishes & You'll Get Hooked!

    Dim Sum is a popular Chinese cuisine - where food served is bite-sized portions in tiny steamer baskets. Dim Sum is a cultural experience in itself - it is the hustle and bustle of waiters bringing out their wares and having you decide in seconds whether you want their offerings or not. It is chasing...

  • Start Planning For Your Trip To Japan This 2019 Because The Rugby World Cup Is About To Take The World By Storm

    If you thought FIFA was big, think again. The Rugby World Cup is coming in 2019 and you have to start preparing for it now. If travelling to Japan was not on your 2019 travel bucket list, it better go on immediately. Like any other World Cup, it is hosted once in 4 years, the first tournament being held...

  • Hajj & Umrah: Tips On How To Beat The Heat & Be Calm With The Crowd

    Hajj season is upon us! Hajj is the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah that comes along once a year. It should be performed at least once in a Muslim’s lifetime if they are financially and physically able to, and it is just a few weeks away. The rituals of Hajj themselves only take a few days, but pilgrims...

  • Get Back On Track & Look Forward To These Historic Dates On The Islamic Calendar!

    Just like any country’s calendar would have important dates marked, so would a Muslim’s calendar. Since Muslims follow the lunar calendar however, it is eleven days shorter than the Gregorian year. There are still 12 months, it’s just that the Islamic year moves forward 11 days each year, so the...

  • How It Happened: She Found Faith Once Again

    "What with Islamophobia all the rage now, it’s easier to lie low than truly embrace this gift of guidance." Not many of us have the opportunity to turn our lives around. Not many of us need to, in fact. If you are a born Muslim (as I am), we don’t truly appreciate this blessing of Islam that we have...

  • Craving For A Good Meal But On A Tight Budget? These 8 Eateries In SG Will Save Your Pockets!

    Finding a good meal while on a budget is always a little harder because you want to find great filling meals but at the same time not compromising on quality. While people will tell you 'no lunch comes free', luckily for us, there are still good people out there who serve up hearty food at amazing prices....

  • World Cup 2018: We've Got Just The Deets For Your Trip To Russia This Season Part 2

    Alright! So this is Part 2 of the Muslim Travel Guide to Russia. If you haven't seen the World Cup 2018: We've Got Just The Deets For Your Trip To Russia This Season Part 1 article, go check it out now! Then come back! 6. Rostov-on-Don Picture Credit: Rostov-on-don Guide 2018 What You Need To Know Rostov-on-Don...

  • Save Earth: Say No To Plastic Even When You're Traveling The World

    Earth Day this year focused on plastics and how they are affecting the environment. With so much plastic use in our daily routine, we don’t even realize how much damage we are doing, or how much of a difference we can make if we decide to switch to more environment-friendly options. Plastic usage is...

  • Top 5 Destinations in Greece For A Family Holiday

    Blue sunny skies and even bluer seas, you can’t go wrong with Greece as your holiday destination. Greece is wonderful with its weather, food, culture, and hospitality at any time of the year. If you recall any movie that centered around or took place in Greece, you would realize that for the Greek,...

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