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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Am missing the beach, the sound of waves rolling in and dramatic sunsets! The dramatic sunset over the Andaman Sea captured from Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island, Kedah Malaysia.
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 runway in the middle of a village? That’s exactly what ‘Lawan Kuda,‘ a quaint village snuggled amongst the green hills near the town of Gopeng in Perak features. It’s […]
No, I’m not talking about the Malaysian favourite tea and coffee combo Cham (which is an abbreviation of the Malay word campur which translates to mix). Coffee tea is an […]
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 […]
Never understood the fixation with Bubble Tea and it’s variants, but to each their own. So with apprehension, I agree to try a cup with our friend Sel who was […]
A hot and hazy afternoon in the hills of Air Itam in Penang isn’t exactly ideal. But we nevertheless decided to wander around the grounds of Malaysia’s largest Buddhist temple […]
My next read! Waiting to dive into the pages to find out more about our very own Ellis Island here in Penang, Malaysia. Sadly, the spot where more than a million migrants to Malaya landed between 1877 and 1957 is earmarked for development of a theme park and resort. Heritage groups are fighting to preserve and develop the former quarantine […]
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 […]