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)

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)

Modern-Day Gentleman: Where Can I Find One?

Previously, we explored what it takes to be a modern-day gentleman. But what does that mean to me, as I once again take on the dating world? Dating today has changed from the days of yore. To illustrate, ladies tend Continue reading Modern-Day Gentleman: Where Can I Find One?

Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Do you ever get awestruck when you see a 100-year-old building? The fact that it was built more than a century ago without any modern technology fascinates me. My curiosity grew when I was studying architecture at Taylor’s University (2015-2019). Continue reading Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Not many people can say that they have met a Peranakan before let alone hail from that lineage. Growing up in a Peranakan household meant that I had a unique upbringing. Everything from culture to food and fashion had a Continue reading Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

A Forgotten Wau Bulan: Preserving The Tradition

Before the arrival of the internet, Facebook and online shopping, the children of that era used to fly oversized kites as a form of entertainment. In Malaysia, these oversized kites are also known as Wau. The Wau comes with different Continue reading A Forgotten Wau Bulan: Preserving The Tradition

The Lost Culture Of The Beautiful Kebaya

My fascination with the Kebaya started since I was a little child. I remember turning on the television in the evenings, just to watch a Singaporean drama series titled ‘The Little Nyonya‘. The story was about a Peranakan family in Continue reading The Lost Culture Of The Beautiful Kebaya