P.Ramlee Memorial, Kuala Lumpur – A Tribute to Malay Cinema’s “Golden Boy”

Hollywood’s Golden Age had figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, James Dean and Clark Gable. Early Malay cinema had Tan Sri P. Ramlee. CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Born Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Puteh on the island of Penang, Malaysia (then the Federated States of Malaya) in 1929, P. Ramlee was a man of many hats. Beginning the late 1940s, he acted in, produced and … Continue reading P.Ramlee Memorial, Kuala Lumpur – A Tribute to Malay Cinema’s “Golden Boy”

The Lost Kingdoms Exhibition @ Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Southeast Asia was once home to many Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms, such as Angkor in Cambodia, Kedah Tua in modern-day Malaysia, as well as the mighty Srivijaya, Sailendra and Majapahit empires in what is today Indonesia. Their legacies can be seen in the form of ancient temples, relics and artefacts that have survived through the ages. Good news for history buffs – you can see them for … Continue reading The Lost Kingdoms Exhibition @ Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur

We Spent Six Hours At The National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand has a rich and colourful history, and it’s chronicled incredibly well at the National Museum in Bangkok.  From the early days of its ancient Buddhist kingdoms of Sukhothai, Lan Na and Ayutthaya to the more modern eras under the Rama kings, the museum offers visitors a look into the history and various facets of what makes up Thailand today – and it’s absolutely fascinating. … Continue reading We Spent Six Hours At The National Museum in Bangkok, Thailand

Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Melbourne is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene – and while art galleries and museums abound within the city, the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Kew houses one unlike any other. Enter the Lyonhouse Museum at 219 Cotham Road. Part museum, part home, it is where the owners, the Lyons, display their extensive collection of contemporary Australian artwork – the largest in Australia. It … Continue reading Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret: The Lyon Housemuseum in Kew

Economics 101 – Visiting The Bank Negara Money Museum & Art Gallery, KL

For most people, the mention of ‘economics’ conjures up images of financial analysts in crisp business suits, jargon-filled reports and complex mathematical stuff no layman can understand. Or maybe it’s just me, lol.  If you really think about it though, economics is pervasive in our everyday lives – you just don’t think about it that much. You draw a pay for your work = economics. You … Continue reading Economics 101 – Visiting The Bank Negara Money Museum & Art Gallery, KL

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

Visiting Pusat Sains Negara – The National Science Center, Kuala Lumpur

When I say it has been ages since I last visited Pusat Sains Negara, aka the National Science Centre, I meant AGES. Like 20 years. So I think I can be forgiven for having very fuzzy memories of the place lol. Perched on top of a hill in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, the National Science Centre opened its doors in 1996, covering two levels of exhibition space. … Continue reading Visiting Pusat Sains Negara – The National Science Center, Kuala Lumpur

Travelogue Manila: Science And Discovery @ Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City

Malaysians aren’t big on museums. I can count the number of museums/discovery centres that we have in KL. The best and most well kept is probably the Islamic Arts Museum, followed by the National Museum…and that’s about it. The Planetarium is tiny, and Petrosains still has the same exhibits it had when it opened in 1999 lol. Maybe that’s why all the museums are empty … Continue reading Travelogue Manila: Science And Discovery @ Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City