The Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur is a colourful part of the KL city centre, attracting tourists, cultural aficionados, foodies and bargain hunters daily. It is also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai’ or Starch Factory Street, which refers to its history as a tapioca-producing district. Visitors can find all kinds of stuff, from Chinese herbs to imitation […]

Sin Yoon Loong, located at Jalan Bandar Timah, was founded in 1937, when Wong Poh Chew opened ‘Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong’ with his brother, Wong Poh Ting. It is one of the oldest traditional Hainanese coffee shops in the old town of Ipoh. Through the decades, they have served Hainanese favourites such as old town […]

Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) is a fishing village located north of Pulau Carey, Selangor. Surrounded by bountiful fishing grounds, the picturesque village consists of houses built on stilts. It is accessible to visitors via a ferry from Klang. Visitors like to visit the island during weekends to enjoy the rustic scenery and delectable seafood. The […]

Situated at the river mouth of Sungai Buloh, Sasaran is a small, quiet fishing village. Located between Klang and Kuala Selangor, it is a favourite place of fishing enthusiasts looking for a rewarding fishing trip, families looking for a relaxing outing and nature lovers who want to catch a glimpse of birds and wildlife in the mangroves, […]

The Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to many beautiful and unique buildings from an era long past. The Yap Temple, located at the corner of Armenian Street and Cannon Street, is one of these buildings. Officially called Choo Chay Keong, the Yap Temple was built for the worship of the Yap clan’s patron deity, […]

After the boom and decline of the tin mining industry in the Kinta Valley, the popularity of the ceramics industry picked up. Adding to the success factors were the  large reserves of ball clay and kaolin discovered in the Kinta Valley, Changkat Jong and Bruas. An estimated 80 per cent of the factories making pottery in Malaysia are […]

Club Street, linking Cross Street with Ann Siang Hill,  is located in Chinatown, Singapore. It got its name from the various Chinese clubs that were sited on the street. The street is lined with the characteristic shophouses unique to the Chinatowns of South East Asia. At present, the shophouses along the street are populated by restaurants, bars and […]