Penang: Kebaya Dining Room, local Peranakan fusion fine dining

Peranakans are descendants of Chinese migrants who first settled in Penang and Melaka, and later inter married with Malays. As such, peranakan cuisine combines both Chinese and Malays influences. Last year, I celebrated my birthday at this Peranakan fine dining, Kebaya Dining Room, in Penang. The restaurant is part of The Seven Terraces, which is a luxury boutique hotel of Anglo Chinese architecture. The restaurant … Continue reading Penang: Kebaya Dining Room, local Peranakan fusion fine dining

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Berlin: 5 museums on an island

Berlin was one of the first European cities I visited. I remember, as soon as I got off the Berlin Hbf (main train station), I was so excited with all the spaces, urban planning, architectures and colours of this vibrant city! Getting around Berlin (and Germany in general) has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe, albeit a bit pricey. Getting around Berlin, … Continue reading Berlin: 5 museums on an island

Melaka: Melting pot of cultures & culinary influences

Melaka (or Malacca) is one of the states on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. My youngest brother completed his tertiary education there, and continued on working as a Engineer. (Yes, we are a brotherhood of 3 engineers.) I visited Melaka a few times, and every time I am there, it has never lost its charm for me. Melaka is one of my favourite cities, … Continue reading Melaka: Melting pot of cultures & culinary influences