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 … Continue reading At The End Of The Path …
My views of curves are the ones I see in silhouettes which are free of the distraction of the objects around. These are just some of my favourite pictures of silhouettes – usually at sunrise or sunset. Inspired by WordPress … Continue reading Curves in Silhouettes
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. Continue reading Sunset Over the Andaman
Things you take for granted until it’s beyond your reach because of restricted movement. Our sweet treat just one month ago on a scorching hot afternoon along the streets of Georgetown – ‘Ais Bola’ drizzled with syrup, sarsaparilla and grape … Continue reading Stuff you take for granted …
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 the first thing you’ll notice as you pull into the village. Built by the British as an emergency landing strip and referred to as ‘feigeichang’ by the locals, this runway is no longer in use for aircraft. It is now the main road that runs through this Chinese New Village. The village name – ‘Lawan Kuda’ which translates to ‘horse battle’ or ‘horse contest’ is credited to a polo ground … Continue reading Village With A Runway?
Coffee flower tea, cultivated and harvested in the town of Gopeng in Perak, brings together a refreshing brew of two all-time favourite beverages in a cup. Continue reading Coffee Tea anyone?
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 and running around town like headless chickens over Christmas and … Continue reading ‘Pop’ Goes the Bagel
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 glow of red and yellow Chinese lanterns, strung up to … Continue reading New Year Glow
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 means wet weather for that whole period, with sunny days … Continue reading Christmas in the Tropics
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 raving about it! It was 10pm at night, and there … Continue reading Sweet Bubble Treat
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 – the Kek Lok Si temple built on the slopes … Continue reading Kek Lok Si Blooms
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 camp which was a naval base and leper colony (1868-1875) before to that, and Malaysia’s very own Alcatraz prior to its closure in 1993. Am planning a visit to the island soon, so stay tuned for more updates on this … Continue reading Our Fading Heritage: Jerejak Island