Kuala Lumpur – Tropical Birds, Orchids and Hibiscus By the Lake Gardens

It’s early morning at my local train platform. As I wait, I hear the “cuc-koooo” call of the spotted turtle doves (image here). Or so I think, until I’m corrected […]

Kuala Lumpur – A Browse Around Brickfields

Once upon a time, Brickfields was a quiet little Indian residential settlement. And then in 2009, the original Little India along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman was moved out. “More space […]

Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens

It all begins with a State Treasurer named Venning and a British Resident named Swettenham. One day, they meet for a drink in tropical Kuala Lumpur. The story then goes […]

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 – 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 […]