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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>Trekking the wilderness that is Melaka Zoo

>So our Penang travel plans were scuppered. Thanks to KH’s last-minute mega project, we could not go all the way to Penang (it would take too long). So we did the next best thing and headed for the familiar – … Continue reading

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>Favourite Malacca food spots

>I don’t know if I have documented this, but here goes a list of our favourite places to eat in Malacca. Many do not have addresses, so I’ll just give directions and landmarks. Chicken rice balls at Chung Wah coffee … Continue reading

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>Malaysia – hotel reviews IV

>PenangThe Gurney Hotel and Residences We’d stayed at the Gurney before and liked it there. The two-bedroom suites are generously large in size and came with a jacuzzi tub with a view to die for. Generous windows open up to … Continue reading

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