You can grow up in Malaysia, read books about it and travel across it, but to truly know it, is to know its people. Just an hour outside of the bright lights and shiny structures of Kuala Lumpur is Pulau Carey, an unremarkable slice of Selangor, if not for the beguiling Mah Meri. Continue reading Hari Moyang and Puja Pantai @ Pulau Carey
Fresh seafood, sunset selfies, sky mirror photo opportunities and a rare Blue Tears phenomenon make Kampung Bagan Sungai Burung in Perak an interesting destination for nature lovers; the challenge is maintaining this tourism sustainably.
On a personal level, 2018 was a difficult year: job upheaval; my dad being diagnosed with prostate cancer; Jaf, my cat developing health problems. I lost my motivation to do many things, and though I travelled extensively in the first half of the year, in the second it became difficult to pull overnighters. For 2019 my horizons may have had to become smaller, but a girl can still dream….
Lured by a single landmark, Teluk Intan turns out to have so much more for the intrepid traveller than its iconic leaning tower. Surrounded by the mighty Sungai Perak, it’s still untapped, but if Teluk Intan gets the attention and investment it deserves, this diamond in the rough could be Perak’s next shining gem.
Not to be mistaken for the district of the same name, Muar or Bandar Maharani as it’s called, in honour of Maharajah Abu Bakar’s consort, Maharani Fatimah, is having a bit of resurgence. Most come for its culinary specialities, but there’s more to Muar than satay breakfasts and mee bandung brunches.
If you’re passing Seremban at the weekend, make a detour for some home-cooked Nogori food and luscious cakes whipped up by Malaysia’s first local Masterchef winner, at this friendly family-run kitchen. Sodap!
When the sun goes down, the coastal town of Kuala Selangor is descended upon by tourists, not for its nightlife, but its firefly colonies. April, Richard and I were there recently and checked out the former state capital’s daytime draws.