After the brief spell of heat, the rain starts again and we rush under the shophouses five foot galleries. In Jalan Brunei we turn around and the four cafés on the four angles are all swarming with people, some eating, some looking around and some chattering. It may be the rain but it feels that people love to come back to Pudu.
instead of understanding and getting disoriented by changing your standards, your assumptions, a lot of the travel business today seems to be about selling cheap emotions about dirt and grubbiness. I suppose it is a much more bankable thing to do and easier to have your friends back home to wide open their eyes at.
Time is easy to fly : it is nice to float on this light, sit down for a dhal and naan or an ice kacang, leave the rush to tomorrow, business is done for today. And yet anytime soon those big high rises could step forward and crash these little specks of the past and bring us all into the dull uniformity of tomorrow.
Last June we decided to move to the discovery of the other side to where we leave, the East Cost. We came back with the notion that Peninsular Malaysia has […]
We traveled across Malaysia maybe, but also through memories, forests, storms, immigrant boats and town squares, every place people would feel like to meet and enjoy together the day or dusk or night.
How many, traveling foreigners or Malaysians have noticed that Kuala Lumpur is surrounded by forested (still) mountains is a difficult bet. Surely not many. Thanks to its maze of flyovers, […]
After getting the Unesco heritage status together with Penang, Malacca went through a twist of fate and most often for the best , few times for the not so good. […]
Last Tuesday in KL we celebrated Wesak Day or the Buddha’s birthday and it was brilliant to discover how cool this festival was! It all starts in Brickfields where the […]
To complete the series about the mountains that circle KL but nobody notices because of the other buildings, crisscrossing and intersecting flyovers and link ways, these are some shots from […]
Just some quick snapshots of the water reserve nearby, mellow home for beeeaters, monitor lizards , sultan tits (another bird) and many more… Let ‘s hope Selangor Forest Reserve is […]
I hope a better title is going to come to my mind for yesterday hike, while i start to tell about it. The hike up to Gunung Angsi for those […]
Out today for a small walk around the reserve , we have been immediately flooded by an enigmatic jasmine like smell which we could not identify . Then walking around […]
When i first visited Malacca in 2002, it looked to me like a bunch of old houses with some cute ones readily disneyfied for tourists, a sleepy backwater with a […]
New Year brings in dry sun and one of the bluest skies since the last two months. The beauty of the blue is intoxicating and sparkling but at equatorial latitudes […]
Ten (almost eleven..) years back, I remember how disappointed I had been at seeing Singapore Chinatown: it looked too fake, too aseptic, too disneylike as compared to the Kuala Lumpur […]