Sungai Palas Tea Centre

My determination to go to BOH’s Sungai Palas Tea Centre was set the day I saw the photo of its cafe building jutting out over the hill in a newspaper article. The rectangle-shaped cafe is beautiful in its simplicity. The best seats are of course at the balcony, but even sitting inside, one can enjoy…

Sungai Palas Tea Garden, Cameron Highlands

Went to Cameron Highlands to escape from the current heat wave. It has been almost 10 years since my last visit. This time I finally visited the Sungai Palas Tea Garden that I have heard so much about. One of three BOH tea gardens in Cameron Highlands, I believe the Sungai Palas Tea Garden is…

Sam Kow Tong Temple, chinese temple near KL monorail station

This is probably one of the most ignored chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur. At least, to me it is. I must have passed by this temple numerous times every time I make a stopover in KL and stay nearby for its convenience to KL Sentral. And not once did I even make an attempt to…

Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur

Although not as grand as some of the newer mosques in Malaysia, Masjid Jamek or the Friday mosque in Kuala Lumpur, has always been one of my favourite buildings. Dwarved by skyscrapers to the back, and surrounded on all sides, Masjid Jamek is like an oasis in the city. When I used to live in…

Masjid Negara, Malaysia’s National Mosque

Made a really impromptu trip back to KL last week to do a bit of volunteer guiding.┬áMy friend really wanted to visit a mosque, and since we were in Kuala Lumpur, the mosque to go to is of course the most important mosque in the country, Masjid Negara – Malaysia’s national mosque. Built in 1965…