Food Wars and Cultural Listings: How a Small Island State Pulled the Rug from Under Its Larger Neighbours

My first article for the year in the Vibes.com 😊 Unesco listings: A means of cultural appropriation? https://www.thevibes.com/articles/culture/13632/unesco-listings-a-means-for-cultural-appropriation Continue reading Food Wars and Cultural Listings: How a Small Island State Pulled the Rug from Under Its Larger Neighbours

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 what you’d pay in larger towns. 1) Gopeng ‘Lai Fun’ The above is ‘Lai Fun’ a dish made up of noodles and paired with tofu, fu chuk, ikan bilis (anchovy) fish cake and other accompaniments and condiments. It is a ‘Hakka’ dish brought in and … Continue reading Food Trail: Gopeng

Village With A Runway?

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?