A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

For someone who was raised outside their native country, it comes with many missed-out opportunities. We moved overseas to Saudi Arabia when I was five in 2004, and that was the last time I remember Malaysia being a home to Continue reading A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

It was like whizzing in and out of nostalgic Shanghai and a contemporary world. Think of Paris of the East, and New York of the West! That is precisely the ambience exuded by one of Kuala Lumpur’s (KL) rising night Continue reading Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

In the previous article, we looked at how marine turtles play an important but often overlooked role in maintaining the ocean ecosystem. For this part of the series, I’ll be sharing about my experience participating in a turtle conservation programme Continue reading The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

The Movement Control Order (MCO) instituted by the Malaysia government to combat COVID-19 has resulted in many Malaysians being confined to their homes for the past nine months. Naturally, when these travel restrictions have been lifted, what better way to Continue reading Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

A photo of palm trees along the road of my street to my home in Saudi Arabia.

“I lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Whenever I say that, I tend to see a surprised expression on people. I guess not many would spend most of their childhood in a Middle Eastern country. But the truth is, Continue reading Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

Violence Against Women: Have You Ever Been Assaulted?

Violence against women is a serious topic that women are still fighting for till today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published an article that indicates that 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced physical violence at some point Continue reading Violence Against Women: Have You Ever Been Assaulted?

Goodbye 2020, And Happy New Year 2021

2020 was challenging to say the very least. It started out as a celebration of the end of the second decade of the 21st century with a bang. So did we get the milestones to mark our success? Unfortunately not. Continue reading Goodbye 2020, And Happy New Year 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic: My University Freshman’s Nightmare

It’s important to know that virtual classes are not the same as physical ones as the interaction cannot be effectively passed on to students. Similarly, one cannot say they have fully experienced university life without getting lost on their first Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic: My University Freshman’s Nightmare

Caveman To Gentleman: A Woman’s Guide To Men’s Grooming

The history of men’s grooming can be traced back to the Egyptians which continued throughout history. It was during the rise of Hollywood in the 1900s which popularised men on silver screens in suits with slick back hair, pearly whites Continue reading Caveman To Gentleman: A Woman’s Guide To Men’s Grooming

Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch

The spicy noodle soup we call laksa in Malaysia is a dish that reigns supreme at coffee shops and food courts as well as top restaurants of the country. The laksa’s popularity has invited debates from far and wide on Continue reading Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch Continue reading Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch

The Crispy Curry Puff: A Southeast Asian Snack

Many different people of various races and ethnicities populate Southeast Asia. As part of that colonisation, European settlers, brought in workers from their overseas colonies to work in their mines and plantations. Eventually, some of the workers settled down locally, Continue reading The Crispy Curry Puff: A Southeast Asian Snack

Green Waste Management: Processing Waste With Flies?

The thought of flies buzzing around our rubbish can annoy us to no end. Similarly the sight of insect larvae can make most people feel uncomfortable, let alone letting them feed on our waste. However, there’s an insect making waves Continue reading Green Waste Management: Processing Waste With Flies?

Tandem Paragliding: A Worthy Addition To Your Bucket List?

Many of us maintain a bucket list of places to visit and activities to accomplish before we, well,… “go”. Usually consisting of travels to exotic locales, or exciting activities that we’d never do in our otherwise “normal” life. So how Continue reading Tandem Paragliding: A Worthy Addition To Your Bucket List?

There Is No Second Chance To A First Impression

Do you know that you speak volumes before you even open your mouth? When you meet someone for the first time, it simply takes them one quick observation to decide what type of person you are. This is never truer than Continue reading There Is No Second Chance To A First Impression

Cyberbullying: The Stab Wound Of Words

Cyberbullying is on the increase as we enter into the new era of social media. The year 2020 hasn’t been so great for all of us due to COVID-19 pandemic. Being quarantined and stuck at home has everyone escape to Continue reading Cyberbullying: The Stab Wound Of Words

Live Music Scene In Today’s Unprecedented Times

Attending live music events is a great way to let your hair down to the rhythm. Sure, people are quite familiar with concerts and big stage music festivals. How about we look into the equally gratifying smaller-scale local music events Continue reading Live Music Scene In Today’s Unprecedented Times

Home For Peculiar Animals: Ms Jay, The Unsung Hero

The likes of it was unheard of, at least to me. An hour ago, the name J Jay Pet Station was unfamiliar but it only took so little to impress. Nestled in between two shop lots in Kota Damansara, Malaysia, Continue reading Home For Peculiar Animals: Ms Jay, The Unsung Hero

The Overlooked Importance Of Marine Turtles (Part 1 Of 2)

Sea turtles are one of the longest living reptiles that have roamed our seas for the last 110 million years. Albeit being the oldest living reptiles, most marine turtle species are going extinct. Mostly due to human impacts such as Continue reading The Overlooked Importance Of Marine Turtles (Part 1 Of 2)

Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

I have always wanted to hike, fancying myself a tiny bit of the adventurous sort. Knowing that hiking could indeed elevate my sense of adventure, I had always wanted to make that move. Somehow opportunity had not quite presented itself. Continue reading Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

The Delectable Ang-Ku Kuih Of Malaysia

Malaysia is a land of diversity and many cultures. The population comprises many unique ethnic groups. With such diverse cultures come amazing cuisine of different kinds. Malaysia is famous for its various dishes and foods, and one of the most Continue reading The Delectable Ang-Ku Kuih Of Malaysia

Hijab, A Crown For Muslim Women All Around The World

Recently, Muslim wear is in huge demand in the fashion industry all around the world. Hijab (headscarf) is becoming an important part of my life and for me, it is a crown for me as a Muslim woman. Muslim wear Continue reading Hijab, A Crown For Muslim Women All Around The World

Medical Tourism: What? Get My Knee Fixed Whilst On Holiday?

medical tourism

Did you know that every year at least 20 million people from all over the globe travel abroad to seek medical attention? Medical tourism is the process of travelling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical Continue reading Medical Tourism: What? Get My Knee Fixed Whilst On Holiday?

The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

A photo of Chew Jetty with sampan boats docking at the edge.

Previously, we discussed the idea of architecture conservation and its importance in protecting our heritage. And now, we are going to look into a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia, called the Clan Jetties. The Clan Jetties, also known Continue reading The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

Ketogenic Diet: Is What’s On Your Plate The New Vogue?

Previously we shared that the idea of maintaining ketosis has taken over the weight loss space. This is because celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian touted the ketogenic (keto) diet. This led keto diet to the forefront of the discussion. Although you are Continue reading Ketogenic Diet: Is What’s On Your Plate The New Vogue?

Charging EV: Know This Before You Connect, Charge, Go!

Charging your EV 101

In the first episode on the Electric Vehicle (EV) article series, we provided an overview of what an EV is and its mechanics. As of now, several countries are already planning to ban internal combustion vehicles by as early as Continue reading Charging EV: Know This Before You Connect, Charge, Go!