Gopeng’s Saucy Secret

Check out Gopeng’s famous and only surviving traditional soya sauce factory that has flavoured the town’s fare for 104 years and counting.

Food Trail: Selangor’s Traditional Fare

Taste your way through Selangor starting with traditional food and fare introduced by early settlers who moved to this state from various parts of the Malay archipelago.

Unmasking the ‘Mah Meri’

The Mah Meri aborigine group and their fascinating culture and traditions are featured at the Mah Meri Cultural Village in Kuala Langat, Selangor.

Sunset: Morib Beach

I’ve always found it odd that Malaysians do not see ourselves as beach bums. We do alive in a peninsular after all. In general the beaches along the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia can never compete with the clear waters and white powdery sand of beaches along the east coast that face the open South…

Food Trail: Seaside Sojourn

The current global lockdown is going to force most of us to grow roots where we are right now. I for one am going to make the best of it by exploring my own backyard. Over the next few days I will be exploring the Kuala Langat district in Selangor – with some pointers from…

Focal Point: Centre Pieces

The concept of centrepieces never really struck me till I stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai last September. They do centrepieces like no other, from the rose petals that line your room floor leading up to one focal point, to the bright flowers & opulent decor at the lobbies and common areas…

Magical Lights

There is always something magical about lights – be it twinkling lights on a Christmas tree, oil lamps during festivities, lanterns, sunbeams, rays or just an intricate table lamp. Below are some of my favourite shots of light in various forms from my travel albums:

Tea-ing Up With My Brews

I’ve always been a caffeine addict. From six cups of coffee a day at one time, I’ve moved on to teas. It first started with the good old teh tarik (pulled tea) sessions with colleagues after a long day at work (something most Malaysians will relate to). I then moved on to Teh C– a…

Growing up with Casey Kasem

Any kid born in the 80s will know Casey Kasem. He was essentially the guy who occupied one hour of my time, four days a week. His show American Top 40 used to air at 10pm every night on Radio 4 (now Traxx FM) in Malaysia. Though it was supposed to be my bedtime, I’d…

Day Break over Bangkok

I’m not a morning person, and when the first rays of the sun stream in through the windows of my room in the morning, I’d rather pull the blanket over my head and roll over. But it’s different when I’m travelling or visiting a destination for work, because I feel obliged to capture photos and…

At The End Of The Path …

Despite an illusion of distance there is a beginning and end to every tunnel, pathway, aisle or passageway. Sometimes it leads to a better place, sometime the destination you reach is a disappointment. Am hoping to reach the end of what feels like a long passageway we are all in right now. Am wondering what’s…