Exploring Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Better known as KK by the locals, the city has been my current place of residence for the past two years. It is a major destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. The...

Snapshot: Singapore coffee (and other drinks)

Looking for a cup of coffee in Singapore? Head for one of the Lion City’s kopitiams (i.e. local coffee shops) to enjoy a cup of a dark and full bodied brew. The kopitiams are dotted all over the island and they can be found everywhere, in the tourist belts as...

Snapshot: Penang assam laksa

For me, no trip to Penang is complete without a bowl of the quintessential Penangite favourite food: the assam laksa. The laksa is a popular Peranakan cuisine, and like the Peranakan culture, is concocted from elements of the Chinese and Malay cuisine. There several...

Doing the prosperity toss in Singapore

If you are in Singapore during the Chinese New Year, you would most likely encounter (or may even be invited to participate in) a unique cultural activity celebrating the festive season. Typically before a full course Chinese meal, families and friends would gather...

Two snacks not to be missed in Macau

(Wow, has it really been more than two months since my last post? Really couldn’t keep up as there’s a new boss demanding all the attention in the household with her regular cries for milk and diaper change.) Carrying on from my last write-up about some of...