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Tales of the Golden Lilies

Sep 21, 2019 Author: Emily | Filed under: Personalities, The Malay Mail Newspaper

Although Raymond Yeo Kheng Chuan spends most of his time these days making fashionable Peranakan beaded slippers, the business that he inherited from his grandfather, the late Yeo Eng Tong, is best known as the shop to head to in Malacca for intricate hand-sewn lotus shoes. Remembered Raymond, "In the old days, my grandfather used to ... continue reading »

Holding a size 12 needle between his left thumb and forefinger, Lim Tian Seng meticulously stitched one Japanese cut bead after another onto the piece of pattern that he had drawn earlier, that is pegged tightly with a round wood frame. To craft a pair of Peranakan beaded slippers, one needs plenty of creativity and patience, ... continue reading »

If you had read my post yesterday (ibis Melaka, Hotel in the Heart of the Action), you would know that I went to Melaka armed with a list of eateries that I compiled after speaking to some locals. It was essential that I dine at places that only the community know best, rather than mainstream touristy ... continue reading »

With a schedule packed with work, it is difficult for me to travel as often as I did. Therefore, like the millions of employees in Malaysia, I, too, have begun counting the days to the next public holiday. You can imagine how delighted I was with the recent long weekend, which enabled me to sneak away ... continue reading »

Today's post is as useful to you as it is to myself for future reference. Here are three free guided walks organised by Sahabat Muzium Melaka (Friends of Melaka Museums). The guided walks by licensed tourist guides are in Kampung Portugis, Kampung Morten and Kampung Chetti. Their focus is on culture and heritage of the respective ... continue reading »

It is always said that "it's not about the destination but the journey". However, going to the small town of Asahan in Melaka's District of Jasin, it is totally about the destination. In one particular spot in the town of Asahan (landmark: Asahan Water Theme Park) is the point where three states meet. The states are ... continue reading »

Biskut Tongkat is also known as Biskut Mayat, and a string of other names. Why Biskut Tongkat? I guess it is because these "long rusks" do look like walking sticks, but corpses? I don't think so. Anyway, we had the opportunity to visit a Biskut Tongkat factory in Asahan, Melaka. Manufactured by Koperasi Simpang Bekoh Jasin ... continue reading »

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