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

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

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Kuantan: Sungai Pandan waterfall, an unexpected hidden gem

May 2018, we did a road trip, together with my uncle and aunt to Kuantan (East coast of Peninsular Malaysia). It was a really laid back holiday. And to be honest, there’s nothing much to discover in Kuantan. As we were leaving Kuantan back to Kuala Lumpur, we searched on Tripadvisor and found this not-so-secret Sungai Pandan waterfall (also called Panching waterfall). And it is on … Continue reading Kuantan: Sungai Pandan waterfall, an unexpected hidden gem