Jogging @ Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, Kuala Lumpur

In a city of asphalt, concrete and steel, it’s always nice to have a green respite. Lucky for us in the Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, we have a number of nice parks to exercise in – like the Bukit Jalil Recreational Park. Located some 20km from the city centre, the 80-hectare park is nicely landscaped, with jogging paths, equipment for exercising, picnic spots and … Continue reading Jogging @ Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, Kuala Lumpur

Lembang Floating Market, Bandung

Indonesia is one of the world’s most populous Muslim countries: so I expected restaurants to be closed throughout the day during fasting month. Surprisingly, in the city of Bandung, many places remained open (can’t say the same about other cities) and people were cool about eating…as long as it wasn’t in ‘public’. The wooden roadside stalls had ‘curtains’ where people could eat away from prying … Continue reading Lembang Floating Market, Bandung

Quezon Memorial Circle, Manila

EVEN the locals can get lost in their own city –  especially if they haven’t been back for eight long years. And that’s what happened when E took me to Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Manila. Having moved to the States in his early 20s, I’m sure things seem different from the last time he was around. We took a jeepney and got off … Continue reading Quezon Memorial Circle, Manila