With its glitzy array of shopping malls and eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and entertainment outlets, Bukit Bintang is often dubbed the heart and soul of Kuala Lumpur. The main thoroughfare – Jalan Bukit Bintang – used to see a constant flurry of activity day and night, especially near Pavilion KL, one of the country’s premiere shopping destinations. Things are much quieter these days due … Continue reading Have You Ever Seen Kuala Lumpur This Empty?
For non-Muslim Malaysian couples who wish to get married, there are a few places where you can get your marriage solemnized and registered; namely the National Registration Department, or a church, temple or association where they have an assistant registrar of marriages. In KL, Thean Hou Temple is a popular place for Chinese couples, as it is a beautiful venue that offers plenty of photo … Continue reading Registration of Marriage @ Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Hey guys! We’ve officially entered the second half of the year. I don’t know about you, but I think the first half of the year was shite. Bushfires in Australia, COVID, social unrest in the States… I wouldn’t be surprised if an alien invasion is next on the agenda lol. Malaysia has not gone unscathed. The economy has taken a hit, businesses have closed and people … Continue reading Cinemas And Spas Are Open Again! Theme Parks to Follow On July 4
The coronavirus pandemic has affected many businesses and sectors – and with cancelled shows (going to theatres might be the last thing on people’s minds rn), the local performing arts scene has taken quite a hit. In support of those in the industry, indicinelive! (in-dee-SEE-nee-live) returns this year with a social-distancing compliant performance. Founded by Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) former director-in-residence Kelvin Wong, … Continue reading Watch this Free Online Show To Support the Malaysian Performing Arts Scene: indicinelive! Quaranstream Edition
On May 4, after close to two months under a strict movement control order, the Malaysian government started lifting restrictions, allowing for most businesses to resume their operations –provided they follow strict ‘SOPs’ (standard operating procedures). They’ve also called for people to observe social distancing and practice good hygiene. Some parties (and medical experts) have decried the move as premature, since the number of daily … Continue reading Are Shops Actually Observing SOPs? – An Ordinary Malaysian’s Observations
May 7 marks Wesak (or Vesak) Day, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, a central figure in Buddhism. It is one of the most important days for Buddhists around the world. Unlike Christmas, which has a set date each year, Wesak falls on the full moon of the month of Vesakha according to the ancient Indian calendar, which is typically between … Continue reading Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Death: How Wesak Is Celebrated Around The World
Hey guys! Welcome to part 2 of A Malaysian Chinese Wedding! I previously blogged about the planning and preparation stage: items to get, where to rent dresses, engaging a photographer and chaperone, etc. which you can read here. This time around, I’ll be running through some of the customs and traditions involved, some of which I also experienced for the first time during the ceremony … Continue reading A Malaysian Chinese Wedding – Part 2: Customs, Traditions and Culture
Labour Day, or International Workers Day as it is known in some countries, is celebrated annually on May 1st to honour the achievements of workers and labourers. In modern times, many of us treat it as just another holiday – forgetting our predecessors fought hard, and sometimes lost their lives, so that we may enjoy better working conditions and rights today. Labour Day traces its … Continue reading Why Labour Day Is Celebrated On May 1st