Melaka – Of Heritage Streets, Peranakan Cuisine and Legends

I’ve left the streets around my hostel for my last morning in Melaka. I have faith that the streets of Melaka can offer up something totally unique from all the […]

Melaka – The British in Melaka

My history lesson in Melaka thus far, got to when the¬†British took charge of Melaka with the signing of the 1824 Dutch Anglo treaty. So today I’m going to discover […]

Melaka – I Travel Back in Time

I have only dim recollections of school history whilst growing up in Kuala Lumpur. The one thing that sticks with me though, is that Melaka seemed to have tonnes of […]

Penang – The Heart of Georgetown

In the local Malay dialect, streets are Lebuhs and lanes are Lorongs. And today’s plan is to meander around these old Lebuhs and Lorongs in the heart of Georgetown, a […]

Penang – Round a Garden, Up a Hill and Through a Cemetery

Bus timetables are hard to come by in Georgetown. So armed only with the knowledge from Google map that Bus #10 runs every 45 minutes to the Botanical Gardens, I […]

Taiping – A Trail Around Town

The little measure I had of Taiping on my first day is a town rich in Chinese heritage, which still retains its colonial buildings and feel. I have a whole […]

Kuala Sepetang – An Estuary with A History

A set of local circumstances spur the British to build a train track from Taiping to Port Weld to serve the local tin mines. And so in 1885, Taiping becomes […]

Taiping – The Town That Tin Built

Having explored Klang (my Klang Blog) and learning about how its fortunes were closely linked with tin ore, I decide to continue with the story of tin by visiting the […]