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Thaipusam: A Walk Among Gods

Thaipusam: A Walk Among Gods

By on February 25, 2015 in Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Malaysia with 2 Comments

Indians the world over have a gesture that, as far as I know, is unique to them. It is a sideways lift of the chin, usually performed in unison with a play of the eyes – a long, benign blink – and an almost imperceptible sway of the shoulders. Depending on context, it can be […]

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Thaipusam: Carrying A Common Burden

Thaipusam: Carrying A Common Burden

By on February 25, 2015 in Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Malaysia with 2 Comments

“I am a chain smoker,” says the Kavadi maker. “Every day one packet.” I am standing amidst piles of plywood and steel fittings, power tools on the floor and sawdust in the air, under the front porch awning of a simple terrace house on the outskirts of Banting, 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Outside, in […]

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KL in 24 Hours

By on January 27, 2015 in Family, Food, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Shopping with 2 Comments

Whether it’s a stopover en route to another part of the world, or a long weekend getaway, Kuala Lumpur has a lot in store for you. There’s plenty to see and do, even if you’re here for only a day or two. Here’s our guide to making the most of your time in KL. Morning […]

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10 Unconventional Souvenirs to Bring Back From Malaysia

10 Unconventional Souvenirs to Bring Back From Malaysia

By on November 21, 2014 in Malaysia, Shopping with 6 Comments

Remember the last souvenir you received? Chances are, it’s hidden deep in your closet or collecting dust somewhere. So the next time you’re souvenir hunting, forget the fridge magnets, keychains, t-shirts and little trinkets that your friends won’t know what to do with. Here are some unconventional souvenir ideas to bring back from Malaysia that […]

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Family Recipes: A Malaysia Day tribute to the country we love

Family Recipes: A Malaysia Day tribute to the country we love

By on September 12, 2014 in Events, Malaysia with 8 Comments

“Let us all as one be reminded that all Malaysians would live together as members of one big family.” – Tunku Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister of Malaysia . The best family recipes endure the test of time. Each generation adds a little personality to the flavours, while still keeping the original essence alive for […]

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Durian, love it or hate it?

Durian, love it or hate it?

By on August 11, 2014 in Food, Malaysia with 15 Comments

“Its taste can only be described as… indescribable, something you will either love or despise. … Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” – Anthony Bourdain With its sharp and thorny exterior, the King of Fruits gives a menacing impression. Coupled with a strong aroma, the controversial fruit has defeated […]

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A visit to the Floria Putrajaya 2014

A visit to the Floria Putrajaya 2014

Malaysia’s much-awaited flower and garden festival is back from the 14th to 22nd June 2014 with mesmerising colours, spectacular gardens and a whole lot of fun for everyone. Whether we’re declaring our love, sharing our sympathies, giving a token of thanks or even saying we’re sorry, flowers have never failed to express our emotions when […]

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Racing Over Putrajaya

Racing Over Putrajaya

By on June 9, 2014 in Events, Malaysia, Putrajaya with 5 Comments

Red Bull Air Race, the world’s fastest motorsport, makes its debut appearance in Malaysia before a captive crowd. The bright yellow plane zoomed by, nimbly manoeuvring past 25-metre high Air Gates, a trail of smoke the only evidence of its flight path just seconds ago. Another plane followed, as one by one, all 12 Master […]

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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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The Road to Old Terengganu

The Road to Old Terengganu

By on July 31, 2012 in Family, Food, History, Malaysia, Museums/Gallery, States, Tour with 9 Comments

The deep seas off Terengganu may be rich in oil and gas reserves, making the east coast state among the region’s leaders in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, but some argue that its real treasures are all found on the mainland.

With a documented history reaching as far back as the 2nd century, Terengganu certainly has accumulated a wealth of heritage influenced by the Langkasuka and Srivijaya kingdoms it was part of, and the Majapahit, Khmer and Chinese empires it traded with. Despite modern developments, the old Terengganu still remains – and the best way to explore it? Via Federal Route 3 – approaching a hundred years old, but still one of Malaysia’s most scenic highways.

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