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)

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

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)

Cat Care: Abu’s Finally Settling In, What’s Next? (Part 2 Of 2)

Previously we described how we brought Abu into our home. And now that he’s comfortably settled in, it’s important to learn Cat Care 101. Now, I have to remember to keep Abu feeling safe, happy and healthy. This requires frequent Continue reading Cat Care: Abu’s Finally Settling In, What’s Next? (Part 2 Of 2)

Classic MENswear Is A Misnomer: Rise Of Androgyny

We now live in the year 2020. The year we had futuristic visions about our standard of life. We’ve come a long way from the patriarchal society that we used to live in, thanks to the suffragettes of the last Continue reading Classic MENswear Is A Misnomer: Rise Of Androgyny

Rising Electricity Bills? Consider Installing Solar Panels

Solar panel on rooftop

In the previous article, we covered how we can now use solar energy to reduce electricity bills. The thought of installing solar panels on your rooftop was once reserved for those with deep pockets. Fortunately, the advancement of technology in Continue reading Rising Electricity Bills? Consider Installing Solar Panels

Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

The origin story of the Peranakans has always encountered debates. All things considered, it is difficult to determine its exact history. Even the most esteemed scholars are unable to come up with a definitive answer. Nevertheless, there has always been Continue reading Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The pandemic known as COVID-19 has impelled employees from non-essential businesses all over the world to work from home. In hopes to flatten the curve, Malaysians are complying with the movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government. But being Continue reading Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

Beauty Queen: Carol Lee’s Spanning Career (Part 1 Of 2)

“All that glitters is not gold.” That usually is the stereotype with supermodels, TV hosts, newscasters and beauty queens. They are aesthetically beautiful on the outside but how are they on the inside? Are they articulate? Are they kind? Do Continue reading Beauty Queen: Carol Lee’s Spanning Career (Part 1 Of 2)

Caught Between The COVID ‘Devil’ And The Deep Blue Sea

The news of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spread across the world with unprecedented speed, no thanks to the modern air travel. This pandemic literally caught everybody between the devil and the Continue reading Caught Between The COVID ‘Devil’ And The Deep Blue Sea

COVID-19 Quarantine: Help Your Children Learn From Home

Life is full of unexpected interruptions. From the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 virus spread across the world like wildfire. Here in Malaysia, things went downhill very quickly. The government had to make an unprecedented decision. They implemented the Movement Continue reading COVID-19 Quarantine: Help Your Children Learn From Home

Staying Home, Staying Alive: Malaysians Learn To Stay Home

How many of us have watched doomsday movies or read books with an apocalyptic setting? Brilliant movies like Contagion, Pandemic and I Am Legend, which we assumed were works of fiction, now seem like “Life imitating Art.” However, in all Continue reading Staying Home, Staying Alive: Malaysians Learn To Stay Home

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

Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

Landscape photograph of Mirror Lake.

As an avid traveller and adventurer of all things Malaysian, I constantly seek the next new trend or must-go destination in Malaysia. Naturally, this mindset has taken me to some extreme places, from rappelling down the side of a cliff Continue reading Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

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