Down Memory Lane: University of Malaya

A quest to find a book that I have been searching for over the last two years brought me back to my Alma Mater – the University of Malaya where I laid the foundation for a career in journalism, and where my interest in history and heritage were honed. It was a 35 degree Celsius…

Food Trail: Gopeng

Gopeng isn’t usually a food stop for travellers plying the highway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, with most choosing to stop in Ipoh for breakfast or lunch. But Gopeng has its share of unique dishes, ingredients and finds that are not only made with fresh ingredients from around the district but cost a fraction of…

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.

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…

Cherai Beach: After the Rain

If I could bottle my favourite scent I’d call it ‘After Rain’. It will capture the fresh scent of wet grass, vegetation, palm frond, fresh earth and the subtle scent of tropical flowers. The scent of nature scrubbed clean, and the fresh cool air especially after a heavy downpour. The shots below were taken on…

My View of Supermoon

The view of a full moon usually goes unnoticed when you live in a busy city with bright lights, traffic noise and not so good air quality. It’s been three weeks since the Movement Control Order was enforced here in Malaysia and with fewer vehicles on the road we’ve had clearer skies, better air quality…

Blessed (live streamed) Holy Week

It’s Palm Sunday today and for the first time in our lives we began Holy Week with mass live streamed from the Church of the Divine Mercy in our diocese and later in the evening, straight from the Vatican. Thanks to the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese and the Vatican media in addition to archdiocese in other…