Category Archives: Malaysia

Breakfast around the world!

When I’m traveling, that one indispensable meal of the day for me is always breakfast. From the traditional soft-boiled egg in a cup with iced white coffee (Ipoh, Malaysia) to the continental European fare of simple warm croissants with butter, … Continue reading

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Old-school teochew porridge by the river: Malacca

This is a little-known gem in a quiet part of Malacca, away from the touristy scrum that is Mahkota, Jonker and the Stadthuys. This simple coffeeshop has a great location – right by the Malacca river – and great old-style … Continue reading

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Winding through Malaysia: Snapshots

It’s the June holidays and time for us to go on our yearly driving jaunts up country in Malaysia. This trip was a good mix of familiar haunts and new surprises. After 10 years of driving in Malaysia, it is … Continue reading

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Munching through Malaysia 2 – Penang

This is hands down, the best plate of char koey teow I have had. Ever. Better than the famous Sisters char koey teow in Macalister Road. Better than the infamous, grouchy, over-priced and over-rated Lorong Selamat hawker. This comes out … Continue reading

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Munching through Malaysia 1 – Ipoh

This succulent piece was actually not the best durian we savoured during our trip up north. But it happens to be the only picture we took after licking our fingers clean in between durians. We were too busy the rest … Continue reading

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Digging for roots in Malacca

Filter out the air-conditioning pipework, compressors, TV antennas and other tiny details of 21st century life and you could well be looking at the same Malaccan roofscape several hundred years old ago. Change has come to Malacca, as it has … Continue reading

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>Summer colours of Tioman.

> If I could recite the colours of June, they would be for me: ochre, azure, teal, aquamarine, mauve, emerald, sand. Then again, this was in Tioman, where it is presumably summer year-round. But yet, when the tropical squall hits … Continue reading

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