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About “Nasi Tumpang” (a type of traditional rice) Nasi Tumpang is one of several food items identified by the Malaysian National Heritage Department as being truly Malaysian. Regarded as a traditional Malay delicacy, Nasi Tumpang is highly popular in the east coast especially in Kelantan from where it originated. How “Nasi Tumpang” is made Nasi [...]

About the elephant dung Having to deal with tons of elephant dung can be a bit of a headache, but a touch of innovation has turned it into a profitable business. The first thing that caught my eye as we were waiting at the entrance of Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka, was a huge orange [...]

About the Mangosteen (Manggis in Malay) 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 [...]

Mamak stalls (hawker stalls operated by Indian Muslim) are cheaper alternatives to pubs and disco for spending nightlife in Malaysia. They are popular gathering places among the KL folks especially during the weekend. These stalls usually start to operate around 7pm onwards and they are cheaper alternative to expensive clubs and discos. Most of them [...]

An Exciting Escape Through A Cruise Ride

Looking for romance, adventure, games and fine dining? The glamorous Rhapsody of the Seas has all these by the boatloads. Quoted from The Star About The Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody Cruise I’m going on a cruise!” said a friend. “Oh, how wonderful! Somewhere exotic?” she asked brightly. “Yes, Singapore to Port Klang!” “Huh?” was her bemused [...]

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) [...]

The King of All Fruits in Malaysia

About the Durians Ever wonder which fruit is loved by Malaysian the most? It’s absolutely the durian which is regarded as the “King of all Fruits”? The durian is not only famous in Malaysia it’s also the most highly prized fruit within the Southeast Asia region. The durian might seem controversial due to its overpowering [...]

What tourists are saying about the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station “Railway Station with Mughal Architecture” It is located at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin. The building was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback (AB Hubback). He designed most of the distinctive buildings of Mughal architecture in Malaysian including Masjid Jamek. It is more than 100 years old. It [...]

As any jungle-faring angler would tell you, it is unwise to wander into the woods without a local tracker. Not only would you need help to locate good fishing spots, a guide would also keep you from getting lost, touching dangerous plants or insects and even save you from offending the “spirits of the forest”. [...]

Get off the beaten track next time you’re traveling because you never know what you’ll stumble upon, especially in a country like Malaysia where superstition is alive and flourishing. Belief – the word may be simple but its implication is tremendous. Belief has been shaping mankind’s existence since the dawn of time, transforming, compelling and [...]