Kuala Lumpur’s China Town (Part Three) – The Story Of Yap Ah Loy

0 The muddy torrent rises at a frightening pace. It’s not the first time that heavy monsoons have threatened this Chinese outpost. But these floods are more menacing than ever. […]

Kuala Lumpur Chinatown (Part Two) – Life In A Chinese Pioneer Town

0 Living in a pioneer town in the wild, wild east isn’t easy. Chinese migrants, mainly men, arrive here after long treacherous journeys across the South China Sea. Disembarking, they […]

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown (Part One) – The Chans Arrive In Town

0 My Chinatown walk involves a lot of stripping on my part…. Skyscrapers are stripped right back down to the ground. The busy highways and flyovers around me are peeled […]

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

1+ 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 […]

Kuala Lumpur – A Browse Around Brickfields

2+ 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 […]

Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens

0 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 […]