Skye’s The Limit

More and more I am finding that the impulse to travel somewhere can come from a quite unexpected  source. Stunt bike rider Danny…

Mombasa and the Old Town

Crossed tusks, or is it an M for Mombasa?, mark the entrance to the modern part of Mombasa city. Made of steel (not ivory!)…

Kellie’s Castle, Ipoh

  The strange and rather sad history of the unfinished Kellie’s Castle comes from Malaya’s colonial past. Scotsman William Kellie Smith, a successful…

Fook Yew 2

I am not sure what it was but something told me that the customer service ethic in this hotel in Kuantan, Malaysia might…

The night market at Kuantan

Night markets are a feature and a delight of small towns in Southeast Asia and the night market in Kuantan does not disappoint. …

Laksa – a Malay speciality

Laksa is basically a fish or seafood curry soup with noodles. It’s available everywhere in Malaysia but also common in Thailand and Indonesia,…