A Visit to Beris Lake Vineyard, Kedah

Are you kidding? A vineyard here in Malaysia? That was my reaction when I heard about this. Having a vineyard is not possible in a tropical country like Malaysia - which is hot and humid throughout … [Read more...]

Tanjung Sepat Day Trip 2.0

During a long weekend  in January, we had an impromptu plan. After almost 3 years since our first visit (you can read about it here), we made another trip to this authentic village that is full of … [Read more...]

Family Trip to Taiwan

During the last school holiday in December 2012, we went to Taiwan for vacation for a total of 13 days. My parents-in-law came along. After searching for a private driver and booking accommodation, … [Read more...]

Interesting facts about Taiwan

I am home! I just got back from our vacation in Taiwan. Though it was tiring (we changed hotel almost every day except the last 3 days) but it was fun and educational. For the uninitiated, … [Read more...]

The most effective way to teach values to children

If you want to teach children something, use stories. Why do you think you have bedtime stories and unlimited stories aimed at children? And most stories end with: "The moral of the story … [Read more...]

Simple act, huge pleasure

If you pay attention, you'd have noticed I haven't been writing lately. If you suspect I am lazy, you're partially right. Another excuse I give myself is I don't know what to write. A writer's … [Read more...]

Chicken Curry Bread of Kam Ling Restaurant Kampar

Kampar is famous for its chicken curry bread. Since we were near Kampar during our road trip, we made a special trip to enjoy the famous Kampar dish. In Kampar, there are two restaurants that … [Read more...]

Ipoh Road Trip: Food and More Food

As for Ipoh, we hunted for food more than doing things or sightseeing. Chinese Sausage Factory The only thing that is educational is our visit to a Chinese sausage (lap cheong) factory. This … [Read more...]

Tanjung Tualang Road Trip: Big Prawn Lunch

Initially, we planned to have lunch in Tanjung Tualang but our tour guide told us that the place has become very commercialized and the prices of food are skyrocketing. … [Read more...]

Batu Gajah Road Trip: Kellie’s Castle, Heritage Driving Tour, The Last Dredge, and Kinta Nature Park

Kellie's Castle We have heard of this castle for so many times and it's time for us to take a first hand look. Based on the story I heard, the castle was built by a Scottish planter called William … [Read more...]