Thong Kee Kopitiam, Puchong – One of Puchong’s Best Breakfast Spots

A classic Malaysian breakfast typically consists of toast with kaya and butter plus half boiled eggs, washed down with a nice cup of coffee or tea. You will find this and more at Thong Kee Kopitiam in Puchong. The shop also ups the ante with something you’d normally see in bakeries rather than kopitiams: croissants. Video: Originally from Pahang, Thong Kee started off as a … Continue reading Thong Kee Kopitiam, Puchong – One of Puchong’s Best Breakfast Spots

Bug’s Paradise Farm, Puchong – Organic Farm and Cafe by BMS Organics

Organic food has risen in popularity in recent years, as more people adopt a healthier lifestyle – but farm-to-table experiences are still relatively rare in Malaysia, as is awareness to the concept. BMS Organics, a popular local organic food and cafe chain, is aiming to change that – by bringing the experience to urban dwellers. Video here: Located within a quiet spot in Kampung Pulau … Continue reading Bug’s Paradise Farm, Puchong – Organic Farm and Cafe by BMS Organics

Tau Foo Fah & Soyamilk @ Dao, Puchong Jaya

Back when I was still working at the newspaper, I did a business story on the gentrification of street food; ie, well-loved local hawker favourites such as popiah, oh-chien and nasi lemak being repackaged and sold in a ‘nicer’ setting (comfortable, with air conditioning), to serve a younger crowd. This was back in 2014, when the trend was just starting to emerge. Fast forward seven … Continue reading Tau Foo Fah & Soyamilk @ Dao, Puchong Jaya

Strangers at 47, SS17 Petaling Jaya – Sweet and Savoury Crepes

Living in the Klang Valley, there are plenty of cool and chic cafes to check out every other week. But competition is pretty fierce, and if you don’t have something to draw in the crowds (like good food, impeccable service and an Instagrammable interior), you’re likely to fold just as quickly as you set up shop. Strangers at 47, though, has been a long-time stalwart on … Continue reading Strangers at 47, SS17 Petaling Jaya – Sweet and Savoury Crepes

Shopping For Clothes Online At SHEIN

The pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including the way we shop. While it can be convenient to have things delivered right to your doorstep, there are some drawbacks as well, especially when it comes to items or products that require fitting, like shoes or clothes. I don’t have the typical Asian build, and even before COVID, it was difficult finding clothes in … Continue reading Shopping For Clothes Online At SHEIN

Walking Tour: Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

Bordering the fringes of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Bangsar South is perhaps best known as a modern business hub, home to multi-story office towers, luxury condos and chic retail outlets. The commercial area is nicely landscaped with parks, plenty of greenery and wide, paved roads, and the three main buildings – The Sphere, The Nexus and The Vertical – are all connected via convenient … Continue reading Walking Tour: Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

C’est La Vie – CLV Cafe Puchong

One of the newer kids on the block, C’est La Vie in Bandar Puchong Jaya is the latest to join Puchong’s list of Instagrammable cafes. It’s also pet-friendly, so patrons can enjoy good food and the cafe’s relaxing ambience with their fur babies. Polished concrete seems to be the in-thing these days, as can be seen from C’est La Vie’s statement wall, which is accentuated … Continue reading C’est La Vie – CLV Cafe Puchong