I Finally Played Assassin’s Creed – Here Are My Thoughts

The Assassin’s Creed series is one of the most popular games in the world, with 11 installments under its belt and over 140 million copies sold. While I have heard many good things about the game, I never had the chance to play it until recently. Steam was having a sale on all AC titles, some of which were going at half price – and … Continue reading I Finally Played Assassin’s Creed – Here Are My Thoughts

4 Historical Spots To Visit While In Melaka

Melaka is one of Southeast Asia’s most historically rich sites. Founded by a Javanese Hindu prince in the 1400s, it thrived as a port and welcomed traders from as far as China, Arab and India. It was then conquered by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English for hundreds of years. Naturally, old structures and the influence of various cultures remain, making Melaka a UNESCO … Continue reading 4 Historical Spots To Visit While In Melaka

Uncovering Melbourne’s History @ The Old Treasury Building

 ‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’ – Winston Churchill Melburnians are a blessed lot. Not only do they have a vibrant culinary arts scene (one of Australia’s best – plus great coffee!), there are also no shortage of things to do within the city, with a festival of some sort every other week, beautiful parks and nature, seaside and beaches perfect … Continue reading Uncovering Melbourne’s History @ The Old Treasury Building

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

Exploring Phuket’s Historical Old Town District

Phuket may be known for its beautiful sandy beaches and party scene, but if you’re into culture and heritage, then Phuket Old Town is a definite must visit. Comprising several roads including Dibuk (Thai for ‘tin’), Thalang and the narrow but extremely popular alleyway called Soi Romanee, the area is a haven of old shops and hipster cafes, selling everything from artisan ice cream and drinks … Continue reading Exploring Phuket’s Historical Old Town District

Teratak Za’ba, Negeri Sembilan – In Memory Of A National Scholar

We learn of him in history books, but ask many young Malaysians and they probably can’t tell you who Za’ba was. Which is a shame, because the contributions he made to the country and the Malay language are phenomenal. Born Zainal Abidin Ahmad in 1895, young Za’ba displayed an affinity for languages and knowledge from a tender age. He became the first Malay to pass … Continue reading Teratak Za’ba, Negeri Sembilan – In Memory Of A National Scholar

Travelogue Yogyakarta: Taman Sari Water Castle

Most visitors to Yogyakarta in Indonesia will no doubt make a beeline for the ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples of Borobudur and Prambanan – but there is a lesser known attraction within the city that is well worth a visit. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Kraton (palace), Taman Sari (literally, beautiful garden) is an 18th century royal garden – once the leisure grounds … Continue reading Travelogue Yogyakarta: Taman Sari Water Castle

Visiting a Former Communist Hideout: The Piyamit Tunnels of Betong, Thailand

I’m too young to have lived through the height of Communism, but there was a time when the ideology swept the world, dividing nations and sparking the Cold War. In Malaysia, communism gained a foothold during the Japanese invasion. The British colonials were taken by surprise, losing state after  state as they retreated to Singapore (they eventually lost that as well). It was the communists, comprising mostly first … Continue reading Visiting a Former Communist Hideout: The Piyamit Tunnels of Betong, Thailand