Archive for November, 2010

The simple life

By on November 16, 2010 in Homestay with 5 Comments

I must admit it was quite a new experience for me, a city kid through and through, to be boarding a train heading to the rural areas in the northern state of Kelantan for my first homestay experience. As a young adult relishing the comforts of a modern world, I wondered how I’d fare in […]

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Labuan War Cemetery

By on November 12, 2010 in History with 2 Comments

Silence hangs heavily in the air. The sun is just rising on the graves of 3,908 soldiers at the Labuan Commonwealth Cemetery. Located along Jalan Tanjung Batu, the cemetery, also known as the World War II Memorial, was constructed and is maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. It honours men of the Australian land and […]

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Deepavali

By on November 4, 2010 in Celebrations with 1 Comment

The scent of freshly cut jasmine wafts through the air. The kolam decorated intricately with rice powder is a riot of colours. Deepavali treats such as murukku, omapoodi and sweetmeats are prepared for guests.

Preparations are under way for the big celebration of Deepavali in households throughout Malaysia.

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