Fat Olive Food Garage, Dataran Prima

I love Fat Olive Food Garage. It's in Menara Prima inside of Dataran Prima. The food is good, the wine better. The ambiance is cosy, a testament to owners' personal touch and hospitality. Spanish chef Kike (pronounced Kee-Kay) and Malaysian … [Continue reading]

Chinese New Year cookies with SCS

It's that time of the year for Chinese New Year cookies, and the best ones are made using SCS, the butter of my childhood. Until today, I can recognise that particular aroma of cookies and cakes made using SCS butter, the familiar extra buttery smell … [Continue reading]

The watch shop in Sungai Lembing

The only shop open in Sungai Lembing that didn't sell food nor repair bikes, was Mr Yap Yoon Nan's watch shop. We stayed in Sungai Lembing during a non-peak period weekday. When the weekend tourists were gone, time stood still in this sleepy … [Continue reading]

Sungai Lembing tin mine tunnel

Sungai Lembing was built on a history of tin mining. The lands were rich with precious metal, and the mines were among the largest in the world, reaching more than 300km with a depth as deep as 700m. That's like a 140-storey building! The town … [Continue reading]

Rainbow Waterfall, Sungai Lembing

A famous Sungai Lembing attraction is the Rainbow Waterfall, thus named for the promise of a rainbow appearing by the fall at certain hours in the morning. You need a 4WD to get there, which you can easily book (for the next morning) once you're in … [Continue reading]

Panorama Hill, Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing's well-known Panorama Hill needs no introduction, but here's one anyway... The Panorama Hill (Bukit Panorama) is a beloved tourist spot, where a 45min climb up some well-maintained steps would reward you with a calming, peaceful view … [Continue reading]

Sungai Lembing, Pahang

Last year, I had some days off in between jobs. So I made full use of it to re-visit Sungai Lembing in Pahang. Back then, the urge to escape the city was strong, to close off the world and revel in the stillness of a small town. I'd been to … [Continue reading]