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The inside scoop on what to eat in Ipoh

Ipoh only really came into its own at the end of the 19th century with the growth of the tin-mining industry. Fleeing famine and poverty in China or as indentured slaves, countless Hakka families moved to the city in pursuit … Continue reading

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Ten Ticks in Two Days in Penang

It was our fourth trip to Penang in a little over a year but our first as tour guides. I derive great enjoyment from revisiting favourite places. I find that it is usually only when I take it upon myself … Continue reading

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I am not a tourist

When I lived in the Netherlands there was an annual exhibition of this name that was very much a getting-to-know the country event. I often did a talk, occasionally had a stand there but always attended. I loved the title … Continue reading

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Things I love about Kuala Lumpur #3 – cheap eats

Ian and I love our weekend breakfasts – especially when you can buy ‘real’ bacon, which sadly, I don’t believe you can here. Sure, you can buy stuff that looks like bacon but frankly it does not cut the mustard. … Continue reading

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Temples, temples, temples

Two weeks ago Anne and I joined a free walking tour of Kampung Bahru, laid on by KL city hall.  We were very impressed and realized that we needed to continue to be tourists in our own town or we’d … Continue reading

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Bring back the old, bring in the new

As I said in my previous post, my parents are here.  And while they are perfectly happy to spend all day sitting on the balcony under the fan or to lie by the pool I like to take them out … Continue reading

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Sunset in Kuala Selangor

Disclaimer: Any photos you see in this blog have been purchased. We had neither the time, foresight nor the equipment to take any! It was our last weekend together in KL and Sam was keen to go out and do … Continue reading

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Eating our way round Penang

It’s 25 years since Ian and I last came to Penang and our memories of this island off the west coast of Malaysia are scant. We do however remember eating satay on the promenade and the E & O Hotel … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things…

I have known for a long time that food is important to me. I love to think about it, read about it, look at it, eat it, cook it and even shop for it. I know that when I am … Continue reading

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Finding our locals

Back in the days when we were apartment-hunting, Ian and I had ‘A shop we can walk to’ and ‘places to eat we can walk to’ on our list. Both were scotched when we picked this apartment because everyone said … Continue reading

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