Travel Diary (Part 8) – Belum Rainforest Resort

Print PDF Day 5 and it’s time to leave Sukasuka with a lifetime of memories. If you've followed this series from the start you might remember the story Pak Aziz had relayed about the Western tourists' encounter with the old Indian rubber tapper. They had come to this part of the world with a set of preconceived notions - in that particular » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 7) – Kampung Life at Sukasuka

Print PDF Sukasuka Day 2 I’m not the only city slicker in the group; our driver Tony struggles to deploy his mosquito net correctly and by the next morning his bed looks like a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Breakfast is a traditional Malay offering - nasi lemak plus different types of kuih including onde-onde, which in » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 6) – Sukasuka Lake Retreat, Perak

Print PDF   I grew up in a developing country; unlike western travellers, I know first hand what it’s like to live with the locals - I used to be one. There’s no novelty in roughing it when I travel; I want my creature comforts and I shamelessly seek out 5-star hotels. This is something that’s always baffled my sister Chooi, who » Read More

Travel Diary (Part 5) – Kuala Kangsar, Perak

Print PDF We continue our journey to Kuala Kangsar - the royal town of Perak. This is my first visit ever and I’m keen to check out its historical buildings, but first stop is Restoran Yat Lai, a well known and loved local coffee shop, aka kopitiam, that’s been around for 70 years. I need to point out that when People Express’s Diana » Read More