Mud the Musical: The Story of Kuala Lumpur

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I went for the Escape the Fate concert in KL? Well, I was stuck in evening traffic in front of the old Panggung Bandaraya for a good half an hour, so there was plenty of time to look at the big MUD The Musical: The Story of Kuala Lumpur signs they had plastered all over the building. Turns … Continue reading Mud the Musical: The Story of Kuala Lumpur

Nights of Fright 4 @ Sunway Lagoon

Do you spook easy?  All the more reason to face your fears at Nights of Fright 4, Sunway Lagoon‘s annual screamfest held every October in conjunction with Halloween. For the entire month, the usually fun theme park turns into a house of horrors come nightfall, with ghosts and ghouls prowling the streets and creepy things at every corner. C and I went for the launch … Continue reading Nights of Fright 4 @ Sunway Lagoon

Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur Pt 1 – Dala’il al-Khayrat Exhibition

This post is a few weeks overdue because I didn’t have time to sort out the (hundreds of) pictures, but here goes: my first trip to the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur. I’ve read many good things about the place online, so I thought of checking the place out over the weekend. It is located within close proximity to several major landmarks, including the … Continue reading Islamic Arts Museum Kuala Lumpur Pt 1 – Dala’il al-Khayrat Exhibition

First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting

Located just an hour away from downtown Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is a cool retreat for many locals, especially over the weekends. Many years ago, a wealthy Chinese businessman called Lim Goh Tong made a gamble to turn the then unexplored hilltop into a casino/theme park. The bet paid off, as Genting is now a popular tourist attraction and entertainment center, right in the heart … Continue reading First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting

Colmar Tropicale French Village, Bukit Tinggi Pahang

My mum had cataract surgery a few weeks ago. She’s been feeling cooped up in the house, so we took her for a short getaway to the hills of Pahang. Our first stop was Colmar Tropicale French Village in Bukit Tinggi, which is about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a perfect place to visit over the weekend, since it’s quite close to the … Continue reading Colmar Tropicale French Village, Bukit Tinggi Pahang

Trampoline Jumping at Jump Street Asia, PJ

If you’re bored of going to the same ol’ malls every weekend, here’s a suggestion: go trampoline jumping.  Say what? At Jump Street Asia in Section 13, Petaling Jaya, both adults and children alike can work up a good sweat while having loads of fun, with hundreds of their interconnected trampolines and obstacle courses housed within a factory building. And if you thought it was … Continue reading Trampoline Jumping at Jump Street Asia, PJ

A Famosa & St Paul’s Church, Malacca

The Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511 and were here for over a 100 years – so its not surprising that they left behind a legacy. The Serani (or Kristang) people are a product of intermarriages between Portuguese sailors and local Malay women. Numbering about 37,000, they are considered Portuguese-Eurasian and intermarriages are common today between Kristang and local Chinese and Indians. Because most are Christians, … Continue reading A Famosa & St Paul’s Church, Malacca

Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, Malacca

The Malacca Sultanate was one of the most powerful and wealthy Islamic Malay kingdoms in Southeast Asia, dating back to the early 1400s. It flourished for over a 100 years, establishing trade and diplomatic relations with foreign powers, and received tributes from smaller kingdoms in the region. Dubbed ‘the Venice of the East’, Malacca’s influence spread far and wide, with traders from Arab, Persia, China, … Continue reading Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, Malacca