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Discovering Ipoh: Old Meets New

Discovering Ipoh: Old Meets New

By Lloyd Green There’s a sense of East meets West in Malaysia. A lot of old versus new as well. Ipoh is no different with a unique blend characterised perfectly by its people; a community moulded from the tin mining boom of the 19th century and its position as Malaya’s second greatest city. There’s remnants […]

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5 things to do in Teluk Intan

5 things to do in Teluk Intan

By on April 12, 2016 in Buildings, Food, Malaysia, Perak with No Comments

Teluk Intan is a small town that is just 2-hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Once known as Teluk Anson, (Anson Bay) it was named in honour of Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who planned for its modern township in 1882. A century later in 1982, the name was finally cemented as Teluk Intan which […]

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All You Need To Know (And Other Stuff) About Malaysian Airports

All You Need To Know (And Other Stuff) About Malaysian Airports

By on March 25, 2016 in Buildings, Malaysia with No Comments

By Lloyd Green Travelling to Malaysia soon? Well, you’re bound to stopover at one of it’s many airports. If you’re nervous about flying, are a stickler for safety and cleanliness, or just interested in random facts about planes, here’s a list of some useful (or not so useful) information that will help make your trip […]

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What do expats say about Malaysia?

What do expats say about Malaysia?

By Emma Richards Well, depending on where you come from, ‘Gosh, it’s hot!’ is quite often the first thing any expat will say about Malaysia. Stepping off the plane for the first time, feeling the humid air fill my lungs and the stifling warmth envelope me as I emerged from the cool into the tropical […]

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Where Kids Rule

Where Kids Rule

By on September 21, 2012 in Buildings, Family, Malaysia with 10 Comments

DARYL YEP CHECKS OUT KIDZANIA, THE NATION FOR KIDS, AND IS FASCINATED BY THIS AWARD-WINNING THEME PARK Kai! That’s probably the first word you’ll hear as you step into KidZania, Kuala Lumpur’s latest indoor family edutainment centre. Here’s how greetings are exchanged instead of hello. It’s personal; giving kids an instant sense of belonging and […]

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Putrajaya, the making of a city

By on November 17, 2011 in Buildings, Eco, Family, History, Malaysia, Tour with 2 Comments

As a young capital, Putrajaya may not have the character and soul of the great cities of the world, but it is well on its way there with innovative architecture, community-centric town planning and long term ambitions. In relation to many of Malaysia’s other cities like Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, the garden city of Putrajaya is like a new kid on the old block. Granted, it lacks the dramatic history of the former and the age-old culture of the latter but what it has in excess is youthfulness, a modern vision and a spirit to embrace the new.

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A Hundred Years in Ipoh

By on July 20, 2010 in Buildings, Family, History, Tour with 6 Comments

Being married to a man from Perak, it was inevitable that as I learned to love this person, I also had to learn to love his home state. Fortunately, neither task was too difficult to accomplish!

Perak has been fantasized, romanticized and idealized by all sorts of people from all walks of life throughout Malaysian history. In the days when tin prices were sky high, the Kinta Valley in Perak, possessing the world’s richest alluvial tin deposits, held promise of great fortunes for already-wealthy businessmen, small-time speculators and the average dreamer.

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