• Travel + Places

    Snacks from Bangkok

    by  • October 31, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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      On a recent trip to Bangkok, I took the opportunity to pick up some snacks since my stock pile back home was running low. Lay’s potato chips are a must whenever I’m in Thailand. There is so much more variety here and some of the flavors are not available back home in Malaysia....

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    Warorot market, Chiang Mai

    by  • October 19, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    I didn’t mind waking up early to visit Warorot market. We had a full day ahead and the only way I could sneak in a visit was to sacrifice some sleep. Which I gladly did. It was barely dawn when I made my way to Warorot. The streets seem unusually sombre and deserted.   ...

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    Minced pork rice in Mong Kok

    by  • September 23, 2012 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    It was one of those short work trip to Hong Kong and thankfully, we had one night free. Weng, my colleague, was looking for a certain transformer figurine to add to his ever-expanding collection and conned convinced me to go to Mong Kok with him. There were quite a few anime shops in Mong Kok...

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    by  • September 1, 2012 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments


    My work brings me to Zurich occasionally. While it may not be the most exciting of cities, Zurich is attractive in its own subtle way.  I’ve grown pretty fond of this clean and efficient city, to say the least.   There are a few places I tend to visit each time I’m here. Top...

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    Tsukiji market and 6 a.m. sushi

    by  • May 12, 2012 • - Japan, Travel + Places • 1 Comment


    While I did not set an itinerary for Tokyo, I thought my trip would not be complete without a visit to Tsukiji market.        The market consists of a wholesale seafood section, vegetables & fruits section, with retail shops & restaurants on the outer area catering to the public.                      I arrived a bit...

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    Short trip to Tokyo

    by  • May 11, 2012 • - Japan, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    Tokyo was quite a last-minute trip. No fixed schedule and no firm itinerary. I’ve got to travel like that more often, I had almost forgotten how much fun it is just to wander around.                Here is one of my favorite photos, taken at Shitaya Shinto shrine in Ueno. A short walking distance away...

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    Ipoh’s famous Kaya Puff – Sin Eng Heong

    by  • November 26, 2011 • - Malaysia, Ipoh • 1 Comment

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    Flaky, crumbly crust with creamy, fragrant kaya filling…need I say more? Sin Eng Heong’s kaya puff – hot off the oven. These handmade goodies are very popular. I was lucky to arrive before the crowd started coming in. You can call ahead to make reservations. (The kaya puff cost RM0.80 a piece) Mr Ng – the...

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    Japanese grapes

    by  • November 17, 2011 • - Japan, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    These are the juiciest grapes I ever had.   I was just browsing around in a supermarket in Tokyo. For some reason, I couldn’t resist buying these. I’m not really into grapes, but was surprised by how incredibly sweet and juicy they were. It’s great to just follow your heart, or in this case – your...

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