A Guide to Malaysian Street Food

Malaysia is a foodie’s paradise. The country is the centre of global crossroads, with influences from China, India, Thailand, and colonial Britain weaving an intricate tapestry of cuisine and culture. Coupled with fresh produce, a willingness to try anything and the average Malaysian’s love of food, the result is a veritable smorgasboard of dishes. The…

3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of attractions to visitors to this South East Asian hub. A heady mix of old and new, Kuala Lumpur boasts shiny glass and steel skyscrapers sharing space with narrow winding streets overlooked by colonial shopfronts, bright neon shopping malls and green parks aflutter with birdlife, and…

Melaka/Malacca in 24 Hours

The air is thick with heat and humidity, and red lanterns sway overhead, casting a scarlet glow on the shouting vendors, honking cars and the steady, neverending stream of people everywhere. We are in the thick of the action, simultaneously side-stepping greasy puddles and politely beating off salespersons selling mobile phone trinkets while watching out…

A few of my favourite foods: Malaysia

Plato was wrong. The food of the soul isn’t knowledge, it’s my mother’s braised duck in five spice, or perhaps her meen fan ko or pan mee, flour ‘noodles’ – kneaded, then torn into thin pieces and boiled in stock, two stalwart favourites from my childhood right up to now. Our relationship with food is…

Homecoming: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With such a short transit back home, I hardly had any time to do anything but show off the main sights and sounds of KL. We landed in the AM, and after a quick shower and lunch at Dad’s favourite Chinese restaurant, headed off into Central Market. At this stage I was asleep and simply…

Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu National Park is spread out and surrounded by lush, misty forest. There is bird call everywhere and looming golden pink in the setting sun; the peaks of the Mount Kinabalu, the highest in South East Asia at 4,095m. If climbing Mount Kinabalu is on your itinerary, you can book with numerous travel agents in…