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kelemai Rawa

After witnessing a cultural presentation of Adat Berjojak (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground, a ritual performed by the Rawa (Rao) community, we were ushered to see how kelemai is cooked. Kelemai is a traditional Rawa food that is similar to lemang, except that kelemai ... continue reading »

Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Sep 14, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Adat Berjojak Melayu Rawa

Steep in tradition and superstition, the Rawa (Rao) community performs a ritual called "berjojak" (berjejak tanah in standard Bahasa Malaysia) for toddlers before they are allowed to step on the ground. This age-old ceremony dates back to the time of the royals in Rawa, West Sumatra, Indonesia where story has it that a child of a ... continue reading »

M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

Sep 10, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Myth Ipoh

M Boutique Hotel, managed by Ariva, may look compact on the outside, but it actually offers 93 rooms, comparable to a decent-sized hotel, say, Symphony Suites Hotel. With rooms spread over three levels of the building, M Boutique Hotel, at first glance, comes with the "wow factor". It is said that with 93 rooms, comes 93 ... continue reading »

MATTA Fair Perak 2014

Sep 6, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
MATTA Fair Perak

The concourse area of Ipoh Parade was teeming with potential holiday-makers trying to catch an unbeatable travel deal at the current MATTA Fair Perak, on the first day of the fair itself. This travel fair, held concurrently nationwide, is more vibrant than I remember it to be over the past few years. It looks like many ... continue reading »

Pen Mutiara Penang

Serving authentic traditional Malay cuisine, Pen Mutiara Restaurant is located at the Batu Maung LKIM Jetty, near the new second link to Penang Island. It is owned by the Penang Fishermen’s Association and the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM). Opened for business since Jan 1, 2006, the signature dish of Pen Mutiara is its curry fish ... continue reading »

Kapitan Restaurant Penang

This 24-hour Indian-Muslim restaurant located at the junction of Chulia Street and Pitt Lane (Lebuh Pitt) in George Town, Penang, is famed for its claypot biryani rice, naan bread tandoori chicken and almond milk. The restaurant's extensive menu caters to a cross section of diners, including foreigners. It is claimed that Kapitan serves the best claypot ... continue reading »

Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Aug 30, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis, named after the then Governor-General of India, Lord Charles Cornwallis, marks the spot where the founder of Penang, Sir Francis Light, and his crew first landed in 1786, to claim possession of the island. Initially constructed with nipah palm, it was rebuilt in 1810 with a moat. Unlike other forts, Fort Cornwallis was used ... continue reading »


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