Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Living the Slow Life on Kapas Island

Kapas Island, aka. Pulau Kapas or Cotton Island, just off the coast of Marang in the Terengganu state, on the eastern side of Malaysia’s peninsula, is perhaps one of the country’s best kept secrets. Or rather, that’s what it felt like when we arrived on the island during the Hari Raya period, a major holiday […]

10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
10 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Back in June, on Nikki’s insistence, we spent 10 days or so in Georgetown, Penang in order to experience its food, street art and cultural heritage. Although I was not keen on spending so much time there, seeing that I had not particularly enjoyed the town when I had visited a few years before, I […]

Discovering the Street Art in Penang

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
Discovering the Street Art in Penang

When I had first visited Georgetown, Penang’s famous heritage city, almost a decade ago, I was rather disappointed with what I felt was a cold, crumbling town giving in to urban decay with no signs of revival. Sure, the street food and restaurants were great, as were the colonial buildings showcasing some of the town’s […]

Budget Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Asia, Food, Malaysia | No Comments
Budget Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

Although we really recommend the street food in Malaysia , which we normally ate on the go, there were times when we wanted to sit down at a restaurant and take a break from the buzzing activity of Kuala Lumpur’s busy streets. When we dine out, we always try to find budget-friendly places serving good […]

Cameron Highlands on a Budget

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | 18 Comments
Cameron Highlands on a Budget

Located in the higher midlands of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands presents the perfect weekend getaway opportunity if you’re looking to escape the heat and humidity of Kuala Lumpur or Penang. The cool air and refreshing ambience of the hill retreat, which has a mean annual temperature of about 18 °C, provide some welcome relief from the stuffy lowland […]

Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Asia, Malaysia | 20 Comments
Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Few countries spell out diversity as boldly as Malaysia does, a characteristic which is strongly reflected in its capital city. The foundations of Kuala Lumpur are not clear, but Chinese and Malay influences are everywhere. Mix that with British colonial history and a strong Indian presence, and sprinkle some western modernity over the lot, and […]

A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Asia, Food, Malaysia | 2 Comments
A Guide to the Best Street Food in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country with a very diverse, sometimes eclectic culture incorporating various aspects of Malay, Chinese and Hindu heritage which is very much reflected in its food. It is very easy to eat well in Malaysia – the street food is cheap, fresh and best of all, delicious. Also, there’s A LOT of it […]