Archive for October, 2010

Bajau Parang Making

By on October 29, 2010 in Arts & Craft, Tour with 6 Comments

Interested in learning more of the ancient traditions of parang making in Sabah?

Drop by Kampung Siasai in Kota Belud, on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. The village is famed for its handmade parangs made by the Bajau community.

A parang, a medium-sized tool or weapon, looks like a long blade or machete, has been handmade by the Bajaus for generations. It is used for clearing land, cutting meat and also as wall decorations.

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Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC)

By on October 20, 2010 in Eco with 5 Comments

Place: Marine Ecology Eco Research Centre (MERC) Location: Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Where: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah “This is called the chocolate chip starfish. Look at the brown spots on its skin!” “Looks very much like chocolate chips!” Sarah, a volunteer at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC), held the starfish firmly in […]

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Kampung Food

By on October 12, 2010 in Food with 1 Comment

There comes a time in every urbanite’s life when you grow sick and tired of the burger and fries, the instantly prepared mee goreng from the mamak, and the quick pizza delivered to your home in less than 30 minutes. There is simply a craving from your taste buds for more, a longing for an […]

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CITY OF DIGITAL LIGHTS

By on October 1, 2010 in Family with 5 Comments

i-City is the latest tourist spot in Shah Alam, Selangor. Dubbed the City of Digital Lights, it is reputed to be the first lightscape tourist destination in Malaysia.

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