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The Finest Pear Flavored With Maple Syrup

The sapodilla might not be a familiar tropical fruit to a lot of people, even for Malaysians, but it is certainly one of the best in Malaysia. At first glance, the sapodilla may not look pretty and it certainly won’t attract you in the first place. As the saying goes, we can’t judge a book [...]

It’s Small But It’s Delicious!

Duku is one of the favorite tropical fruits among Malaysians. Duku is a name in Malay and its botanical family is Meliaceae. I don’t know what it’s called in English. Anyway, the Duku is native to Malaysia and is regarded as one of the most delicious of all fruits in Malaysia. Due to its popularity, [...]

The Popular Hairy Fruits That Most People Love

The hairy fruit in this context refer to the popular rambutan. The name of this fruit comes from the Malay word for hair, rambut. It is a particularly apt description, for the rambutan looks like a bright red golf ball covered with whiskery hair. These hairs are flexible and not sharp. The rambutan is a [...]

A Malay Delicacy That Is Uniquely Blue

The east coast state of Kelantan is a charming destination with colorful traditions, interesting pastimes and superb handicrafts. It’s no exception to the Malay cuisine. One of the Malay delicacies being identified as truly Malaysian is Nasi Kerabu. Nasi is a Malay term for rice and kerabu is a salad. The nasi kerabu is a [...]

Possibly The Largest Fruit In The World!

Jackfruit is one of many delicious tropical fruits that you must taste. In Malaysia, the jackfruit is quite common among all races and most Malaysians like to eat it. In Malay term, the jackfruit is referred to as “Nanga”. The jackfruit is said to be the largest fruit in the world, with the biggest specimens [...]

Have You Tried This Bamboo Rice Yet

Lemang is one of the heritage foods in Malaysia that is popular not only among the locals but also among foreigners and all races across Malaysia. The delicious lemang is made of glutinous rice that is cooked with coconut milk in hollowed bamboos. The rice is wrapped with banana leaves to prevent it from sticking [...]

Tips for Surviving the Deadly Waterfalls

How could something so beautiful be so dangerous? Thousands of people perish at waterfalls each year, but Waterfall Survivors Club founder Joe Yap says that many of the accidents could be avoided if we only had more common sense (like avoiding the deep end or slippery rocks) or paid more attention to the laws of [...]

Ketupat is one of the few popular Malay delicacies that have been listed as heritage food in Malaysia. The Ketupat, when translated in English, is literally a type of rice dumpling or rice cake made from glutinous rice. It’s usually wrapped in a triangular shape using the leaves of the fan palm (Licuala). This sort [...]

Regarded as the queen of fruits in Malaysia, the mangosteen is considered as a perfect balance to the rich “heatiness” of the durian due to the mangosteen “cooling” effect. In fact, the mangosteen has its uses in folk medicine. The bark and skin are used to treat diarrhea, and in Indonesia it is used to [...]

Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru and George Town are among the cities which are gaining reputation as the most expensive ones in Asia. An ECA International survey on the 50 most expensive Asian cities ranked Kuala Lumpur at number 38, Johor Baru (40th) and George Town (42nd). Globally, Kuala Lumpur is placed 210th, Johor Baru (216th) [...]