Travelogue Japan: Nagamachi Samurai District, Kanazawa

One of our last stops in Kanazawa was Nagamachi, a former samurai district located at the foot of Kanazawa Castle. Since the castle was an important centre of administration for the ruling daimyo, it was natural that a residence catering to the upper echelons, namely the samurai, sprung up within close proximity. Entering the area was like taking a step back in time, to a … Continue reading Travelogue Japan: Nagamachi Samurai District, Kanazawa

Ngok San Temple, Kuala Kubu Bharu

While leaving Kuala Kubu Bharu after lunch, we saw a few Chinese temples, set at the foot of the hills nearby. We decided to stop by at one called Ngok San Temple. It’s hard to miss, since the building is brightly painted in shades of yellow, green, red and pink. To access the place, simply follow the yellow signs leading through a JKR settlement. Hot … Continue reading Ngok San Temple, Kuala Kubu Bharu