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Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, the semi-independent Malaysian state that spans most of Borneo’s northern coastline. I didn’t know much about Kuching; but with super cheap, frequent flights leaving from Kuala Lumpur, it seemed… Read More
We recently spent 24 hours in Malaysia’s capital on our way from Kuching back to Phnom Penh. Given Kuala Lumpur’s reputation for being ‘just another big city’, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed… Read More
We recently spent 24 hours in Malaysia’s capital city, eating, walking and admiring the architecture. Two of my favourite spots in KL were the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) and KL’s National Mosque, the Masjid… Read More
From freshly-painted, technicolour India Street and Mosque Lane to the gritty dockside area, downtown Kuching is a wonderland of colours and textures. The shophouse architecture, cultural melange, street art and interesting nooks and crannies reminded… Read More
Penang is a fecund, tropical hothouse of a city; a living museum where oddball Peranakan heritage and the trappings of modern Asia coalesce in a melange of colours, sights and smells. George Town is Penang’s… Read More
George Town, Penang – After a harrowing two-day train ride from Chiang Mai, stepping out on Penang island’s solid ground for the first time was a wonderful feeling. I have to admit that I arrived… Read More
Penang’s Hawker Food – Debatably one of Malaysia’s biggest tourist draw cards, Penang’s street food scene really needs no introduction. Hawker food, as it’s locally known, gets an almost universally glowing wrap no matter who… Read More
Malaysian Batik – At some point in Malaysia’s recent history, the government introduced a national scheme to encourage workers to wear batik to the office every Friday. Such is the importance of this fabric to… Read More