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Archive for October, 2013

tebaloi Mukah Sarawak

The Melanau people (ethnic tribe) is closely associated with the sago palm. It was their staple food and the mainstay of their economy. Over time, it has developed into an industry. The Melanau people make full use of sago, including eating its worms. Tebaloi is a sago cracker of the Melanaus. We visited a small cottage ... continue reading »

Nibong Seafood Restaurant Mukah Sarawak

Had a sumptuous authentic Melanau (ethnic tribe) dinner at Nibong Seafood Restaurant, located along Jalan Orang Kaya Setia Raja, opposite the Civic Centre in town. This was where I had the opportunity to try out the sago worms; both fat, squiggly live worms and fried ones. To eat the worms, one must first remove the head ... continue reading »

Lamin Dana, Mukah, Sarawak

Oct 29, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Landmarks, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150, Travel
Lamin Dana Mukah Sarawak

Lamin Dana is basically a cultural boutique lodge in the Melanau heartland of Mukah, Sarawak. The Melanau, who make up about 7% of the Sarawak population, is the oldest ethnic group found in Central Sarawak. The idea to preserve the tribe of Melanau and its culture and tradition came to its proprietress, Diana Rose, in 1999. Passionate ... continue reading »

Kingwood Resort Mukah Sarawak

Kingwood Resort is an unassuming 'beach resort' that looks more like a government block instead. Located in the middle of 'no where' along the main road, some 15 minutes' drive from Mukah town, there are no shops or amenities within walking distance. I have been told, the few resort guests here are mainly civil servants who are ... continue reading »

Pink October Carnival 2013

Oct 27, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Pink October Carnival

October is breast cancer awareness month and throughout the world, female-related non-governmental organisations would initiate activities to create awareness on breast cancer among their communities. Today, at the Polo Ground, the Pink October Carnival was organised, a collaborative effort of Perak Women For Women (PWW), breast cancer support group Pink Champions Perak, Pantai Hospital Ipoh and ... continue reading »

Pre-Event: Craft & Flea Bazaar

Oct 26, 2013 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Ipoh flea bazaar

Good news. Ipoh's popular Craft & Flea Bazaar is back this weekend at De Garden, from 2pm - 6pm today and from 10am - 6pm tomorrow. Bazaars like these are great places to pick up handmade items, where no two units are the same. Will head over to De Garden later today. What about you? Event: Craft ... continue reading »

traditional English fish and chips

Took my family out for a lunch treat on Hari Raya Aidiladha last week. Wanted to get our regular dose of spicy Indian Muslim food but because it was a Muslim holiday, our favourite mamak shop was closed for the day. And so, we decided to give Uncle Albert's Traditional English Fish and Chips a try. ... continue reading »

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