Southern Sojourn

Kukup, is a little known seaside town in the southernmost state of Johor in Malaysia. More importantly, Tanjung (Cape) Piai which is a short drive away from Kukup, marks the southernmost tip of the Asian continent. Kukup is not the place you come to if lounging by a white sandy beach with a swim in the sea…

Piecing the Puzzle of a Glorious Past

In May 2016, archaeologists with expertise of five main ancient civilisations – Mesopotamia, Indus, Mesoamerica, China and Greco-Roman declared their recognition for the historical significance of the Sungai Batu archeological findings, just 6km from Sungai Petani in Kedah. Carbon dating on smelted iron found at this archaeological site places this civilisation in 535 Century BC, which…

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Penang is one of my favourite spots in Malaysia. This island is famous for many reasons – the food, the beaches, the heritage buildings, the architecture, and the cool respite of Penang Hill and its forests when the weather is hot. However, some find one of my favourite spots in Penang – the old Protestant…