Attractions Near Jonker Street, Melaka : A Day/Night Itinerary

Tucked in the heart of Melaka’s Chinatown, there’s plenty to see and do in Jonker Street – from unique craft shops and museums to temples, mosques, decades-old eateries, chic cafes and more. It also has a rich history. Dutch colonists lived in nearby Heeren Street, just next to the Melaka River, while the main thoroughfare, ie Jalan Hang Jebat, was home to rich Peranakans (Straits … Continue reading Attractions Near Jonker Street, Melaka : A Day/Night Itinerary

Review: Shin Kee Beef Noodles @ Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Hey guys! It’s been nearly two weeks since my last post – I’ve been travelling, exploring and hustling a couple of side projects, so it’s been super busy! When I do get free time, I just feel like resting and doing something mindless like shoot up things in-game, lol. But gotta keep the blogging going, so here’s a quick food review!  When it comes to … Continue reading Review: Shin Kee Beef Noodles @ Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Travel Blog: Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur – Once Upon A Chinatown

You’re probably wondering why I chose to call it ‘once upon’, like it’s not anymore. Well, that’s because it’s not. Not really. Tourists may know it as Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Chinatown’, but the truth is that Petaling Street has long ceased to be one. The grand archway may have tiny red lanterns and a curved green-tiled rooftop, but the authenticity of the place ends there; having … Continue reading Travel Blog: Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur – Once Upon A Chinatown

Review: The Cafe that was a Brothel – Merchant’s Lane, Petaling Street Kuala Lumpur

I admit it. Despite this being a (mostly) food blog, I’m not the most up-to-date when it comes to food trends or new cafe openings – there always seems to be new ones mushrooming up somewhere or other, and not enough days to try them out (not to mention… not kind on the wallet. lol). 😀 So even though I’ve heard many good things about … Continue reading Review: The Cafe that was a Brothel – Merchant’s Lane, Petaling Street Kuala Lumpur

Visiting Chinatown (Kampung Cina) @ Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

  Hey guys! So I was recently on a media trip to Redang island, off the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Took an overnight bus from KL, and stopped at Chinatown in Kuala Terengganu for breakfast. Dubbed Kampung Cina (literally Chinese Village), it is one of the oldest Chinese settlements in Southeast Asia, dating back to the 1700s. Although not as old as the one … Continue reading Visiting Chinatown (Kampung Cina) @ Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore has a significant Chinese population (74%). Long ago, when the first Chinese immigrants arrived on the island republic with nothing to their names but hopes and dreams, Chinatown was the epicentre of everything. Today, it spans several blocks within the Outram district and houses numerous heritgae sites and old buildings – an important reminder of the country’s culture and history. For our Chinatown Tour, … Continue reading Oldest Taoist Temple in Singapore – Thian Hock Keng, Chinatown, Singapore

Ling Nam Noodle House, Binondo Manila

It was by pure chance that we stumbled upon this gem of a noodle shop called Ling Nam while wandering the streets of Binondo. Feeling peckish after a lot of walking, it was the first noodle shop we saw and popped into. Turns out they serve good mami noodles. What are mami noodles? They’re basically noodle soup with a texture thicker than ramen but similar … Continue reading Ling Nam Noodle House, Binondo Manila

Binondo : Manila’s Chinatown

My mum once told me a saying, “Where water flows, there will be Chinese people.” As a fourth generation Overseas Chinese, I couldn’t agree more. We’re everywhere on the planet. My ancestors were poor people, and they left China on boats in search of a better life – as many others did to countries as far away as Haiti and Iceland. Our culture and values, … Continue reading Binondo : Manila’s Chinatown