I have been really busy recently, so I haven’t had much time to go about town, or take photos. My other blog on employment is also taking up a lot of my time, and is something I really would like to focus on. So the Klang Valley Travel blog will remain a purely hobby blog, but I […]
The most recent Work Bites column, “Living On No Minimum”, was published yesterday (Thursday 080717, p. 19 of the Sun newspaper). It explores the issues initially explored in this blog post. You can also read a pdf copy of it here. Enjoy your weekend!
My column in the Sun is out today. It’s all about motivation and work and inspiration and lack of work, stuff like that. Inspired by real life people, honestly. You can read it here.
One hot weekend in May, I decided I needed to get away from the smouldering dusty atmosphere of KL. For a day trip, the closest thing was Bukit Tinggi, unfortunately. So a friend and I headed there for a day’s escape. The road up was a different than the last time. They closed off the more […]
Walking down the streets of Kuala Lumpur, it’s hard to miss little red shrines on street corners, or facing a building. Although more subtly placed than the hindu/buddhist shrines of Bangkok, it’s easier to spot them, as they stand out from the shrubs or enclosures, being painted vermillion. I’ve always wondered which gods are placed […]
This post has two titles. Soon, you’ll understand why. While doing some cleaning spring cleaning on my computer, I discovered some unused photographs that I took for a particular article several years back. Firstly though, I do not hold myself out to be a photographer. I have to admit, however, that I did learn a […]
My personal experiences with Malacca has always been a little off-kilter for a Malaysian, I think. I mean, I learnt all about it in school, all about how Parameswara came over and set up camp on the peninsular, and all that. And how Hang Li Poh and friends came down from China as a gift. […]
No, not Johore… Sepang, more like… Recently, I’ve been doing a bout of travelling within the Klang Valley for photography for an article (all of which were not used for the article, unfortunately). With a deadline looming, and rainy weather, one Saturday, I prayed hard, and headed off to Putra Jaya and KLIA. It was […]
I just got back from Bangkok, and boy, was it polluted, unlike my last visit about two years ago. Anyway, the trip to the LRT station, and from KL Sentral to the LCCT and from the LCCT to Bangkok were all smooth. The new airport at Bangkok was also pretty amazing, very brutalist architecture and […]