Archive for May, 2009

The Borneo Escapade.

By on May 29, 2009 in Eco with 11 Comments

Whenever the word “apple” springs out, among the first things that come to my mind are usually, “Washington”, “Pies” or “Snow White”. Well, that’s just me being random. But all that has definitely changed. Say apple to me now and it’ll take me straight to Ba’kelalan. Some may go “say what?” in response (like I […]

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Apples Galore

By on May 26, 2009 in Eco with No Comments

Its shiny green skin dazzled brightly under the hot, morning sun. Next to it, grew another round, shiny green fruit; its small size screaming for attention.

Workers are seen tearing away the old newspapers around the other fruits, offering a glimpse of the succulent home-grown apples.

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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

By on May 18, 2009 in Museums/Gallery with 4 Comments

The smooth jawi script, intricately carved with the words ‘Tengku Khazijah binti Seri Maharaja Sultan Abdul Jalil, Riau 1127 (Hijrah)’, shone brightly in the glass case. The words were inscribed onto a silver tray, replete with small motifs.

It must have once been an important household item, used by the Riau royal family. Present in the early days of the Riau Sultanate, it would have been used to carry delicious cooked food, and warm drinks for family members, guests and friends.

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