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Balik Kampong (Going Back to The Village)

June 18, 2018

Balik Kampong (Going Back to The Village)  –The Recollections of a respected author cum journalist

by Johan Jaafar @www.thestar.com.my

A friend arrived from London two days ago, enduring more than 13 hours of non-stop flight, painfully adjusting his body clock to the seven-hour time difference. 888 more words

ASEAN

Must be cheap skate cybernuts visting Johor

Diagram shows that M’sia is even worse than Vietnam in not fleecing tourists: must all those freeloading TRE, TOC readers and other cheap skates taking adv of weak ringgit. Tun will not be happy. 

ASEAN

An Overland Journey from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur….Karst Rock Formations & the Mekong River. Pt.2 - Hanoi to Sapa, Lai Chau & the road to Dien Bien Phu.

By March 5th I was ready to start my long journey back by taking the railway north to Lao Cai, near the Chinese border, sharing a sleeper compartment with some good-humored German tourists. 2,100 more words

Asia

Sweet Purple Mangosteen

Earlier this month, I stayed at a resort on the west coast of Phuket island, Thailand, as part of a three-day English camp with about 50 students. 2,460 more words

Topicals

Memories of Home

by Soo Yi Yun

The heavy downpour,
the brief thunderstorm,
and petrichor
fill up the air—
down the cycling path
and the memory lane called home.
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Prose

[travelogue] Sabah: Road Trip from KK to Kundasang

We have been planning for a trip for quite some time but couldn’t make it due to both working schedule. FINALLY, we make it to the East! 638 more words

Malaysia

Will Malaysia's power shift pose a threat to China's ambitious OBOR?

Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative. 675 more words