An Asia Foodie(s): Lot 10 Hutong Edition

An Asia Foodie(s): Lot 10 Hutong Edition I met my mom in KL a few days ago, and we celebrated Diwali with 2 amazing meals at the “Hutong Heritage Food Village” food court in the high-end mall Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang.  We were among the first people there for brunch when the food court … Continue reading

1200 Strokes in the Andaman Sea

The Andaman Sea is part of the Indian Ocean southeast of the Bay of Bengal, and bordered by the west coast of Thailand and peninsular Malaysia. The island of Langkawi, Malaysia’s most popular beach destination, straddles the Andaman Sea and the Straits of Melaka, off the northern state of Kedah near the Thailand-Malaysia border.  Langkawi … Continue reading

Will the Real Penang Please Stand Up?

As the most Chinese city in Malaysia, the most modern colonial heritage city, the most diverse small town where everyone knows everyone, the most beautiful-dirty well-preserved-dilapidated quiet-crowded civilized-rude place in the third world, it’s no wonder that Penang has some identity confusion, á la a certain white rapper. Moving from a hotel on Gurney Drive … Continue reading