Up until this week, I had never heard of David Hockney. “Preposterous,” I hear you huffing. “How can you not know one of the most influential British artists of modern times?” Well, pardon me for being an uncultured swine, but while I like and appreciate art, it’s not exactly necessary knowledge for me to pay my bills. So yeah. But I digress. To the uninitiated, … Continue reading Who Is David Hockney and Why Is His Latest Work Getting Dragged by Londoners?
When British cosmetics retailer Lush opened its first outlet in Malaysia at Pavilion KL back in 2018, fans of the brand rejoiced – bye bye, exorbitant shipping fees, hello lovely soaps and bath bombs ! You can read about my first visit here. Now, just in time for the New Year, Lush has opened its second outlet at Sunway Pyramid – so good news for … Continue reading Lush Opens Second Outlet At Sunway Pyramid !
Old-timers might recall FMS, possibly the oldest bar in Malaysia, with an air of nostalgia. Short for the Federal Malay States, it was first opened at Market Street in 1906 by a Hainanese immigrant, before taking up residence in a corner unit along a row of pre-war shoplots in 1923. The bar has served patrons for over a century, and was a popular haunt for … Continue reading Review: Durham @ FMS Ipoh – Breathing New Life To The Oldest Bar In Malaysia
Experience the cosmopolitan flavours of London right in the heart of KL, as The Library @ The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur presents Two Friends – One Cuisine, a limited-time only dinner menu featuring guest chef Alexander Tyndall, of Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s restaurant at the Threadneedles Hotel. Collaborating with YTL Corporate Executive Chef Wai Look Chow, the four-course dinner is available from now until July 20 … Continue reading Review: Two Friends One Cuisine @ The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Cor Blimey! A British expression to express surprise – and an apt name for this fantastic chippy in Subang. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the place, and finally decided to drop by for lunch with N over the weekend. Forget about generic fish and chip joints in the malls, where they serve you soggy, reheated chips, and the fish taste like they’ve … Continue reading Review: Cor Blimey, SS15 Subang – The Best British Fish N Chips In Town!
Fort Cornwallis was established in 1786 and was named after the British Governer-General in India, Charles Cornwallis. Although called a fort, it has never engaged in battle. It is the largest and most intact surviving fort in Malaysia and was built by the British East India Company to protect the island from pirates and any possible attacks from the neighbouring state, Kedah. The walls are built … Continue reading Travelogue Penang: Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown