Malaysia

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur – A Date with History

by Rosemarie John April 17, 2013

Tucked away on the corner of what was once called Victory Avenue, the neo-classical styled Majestic Hotel which closed in the 80s has once again reopened its doors to the affluent traveller. Built in 1932 as a hotel and then converted into an art gallery temporarily, this colonial hotel has had a second renaissance with restoration and further expansion of […]

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Going Local – Malaysian Curry Mee

by Rosemarie John February 26, 2012

Uniquely Malaysian, the Curry Mee is a dish made out of yellow egg noodles and a spicy coconut curry that is topped off with loads of bean curd, shredded pork and seafood. Found mostly in every Chinese coffee shop around the corner, the quality and quantity of ingredients can somewhat vary. For the best bowl of Curry Mee topped of […]

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Coffee & Toast Malaysian Style – Where to Have It?

by Rosemarie John October 19, 2011

By Rosemarie John– Well known as a kick-start to the day ahead, a cup of hot piping frothy goodness tastes different in every country. Discovered by an Ethiopian Goatherd, roasted and brewed in Arabia and spread across Europe, Asia and the Americas, coffee has become a staple need in everyday households. Though much of coffee in Asia is cultivated on […]

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Light a Candle at St. John’s Cathedral – Kuala Lumpur

by Rosemarie John October 12, 2011

With the Kuala Lumpur Tower as backdrop, the twin spires of the St. John’s Cathedral reach for the clear blue skies in the middle of Malaysia’s capital city. Established in 1883, the cathedral is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur. Starting out as a simple long wooden hall with a few windows built on a […]

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Great Taste Dim Sum in Selangor, Malaysia

by Rosemarie John October 11, 2011

Tucked away in the corner of an over-crowded and ever growing residential area of USJ in Selangor, is a delectable Dim Sum restaurant that offers some of the best bite-sized portions of pork, chicken and more. Not as famous as it should be, Great Taste Hong Kong Dim Sum truly lives up to its name. Offering a variety of dishes […]

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When in Malaysia – Have Hainanese Chicken Rice

by Rosemarie John June 10, 2011

The food ownership debate between Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand on which city Hainanese Chicken Rice originated from initially has gone on forever. Being least of my concerns, I am just thankful that Chinese Immigrants who migrated to these lands brought along with them, their rich heritage and amazing food culture for us all to savour centuries later. So, here I […]

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