My paternal uncle bought a house in SS14 Subang Jaya in the 1980s. At that time this neighbourhood was the Hounslow of Malaysia – and a hub for airport and […]
It’s a different Cheng Beng festival for the Chinese community today as the Movement Control Order (MCO) measures are tightened in view of a peak of Covid 19 infections in […]
Our routine over the past two weeks has been limited and the Movement Control Order has been extended till mid-April. I’m missing my Sunday banana leaf lunch with the family […]
A Happy Chinese New Year to the WordPress community, readers, friends and family! Special wishes for those born in the year of the rat.
I didn’t realise it was ponggal (harvest festival) today till I noticed the boiling earthen pots under sticks of sugar cane, propped up in front of my neighbours homes this […]
We normally wouldn’t take the trouble to drive all the way out of town on a weekend, especially while we are still in a stupor from severe lack of sleep […]
It’s barely a month since we ushered in the New Year and rolled up the Christmas lights and wreaths. In place of the twinkling Christmas lights are now the warm […]
We have this thing called the Christmas weather where we live. Every late November till late January the North-Eastern monsoon hits the coast of Peninsular Malaysia and it pretty much […]
We’ve been through a heatwave over the last two months – says my poor blemished skin and electricity bill. The air conditioning is switched on most of the day and […]
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a popular spot in the city for locals and visitors alike. Located at the foot of the […]
I spotted these beautiful tiffin carriers that used to be a common sight in most Malaysian kitchens at one time. Unlike the stainless-steel Indian tiffin carriers, the Malaysian version is […]
Tea-time is a big deal in my family home. My mum and our neighbours used to team up to bake, steam or cook up a variety of delicious sweet and […]
Cliche but true – home is where the heart is.
Today marks the eve of Thaipusam, an annual religious festival celebrated by Hindus in the Tamil month of Thai. Over the past week, devotes have been trickling into the Batu […]
It’s the last day of Ramadan for Muslims in Malaysia today. Tomorrow they usher in the first day of Syawal after a month of fasting. After a long month of […]
Chinatown or Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur in a burst of bright colours and hive of activity ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations this weekend (Feb 28 & 29, […]