Saturday, 21 August 2010

I’m in Xinjiang, China

It’s weird that just a few days ago I was enjoying myself on Perhentian Island and driving along the coastal road on the East coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Then I ended up here in Xinjiang province of China, the area that is most remote from any seas or ocean! What next?
Oh, by the way, there’s still no way to get to Facebook or Blogger in China (have tried proxy – but didn’t work!). So, I don’t know if this will get posted. Hope so.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Day trip to Malacca

Malacca (or Melaka in Malay) is a nice place for a day trip. And, of course, as a Malaysia, we travel for food!
First stop, chicken rice balls. There’s always a long line here.
long line
But it was worth it. The place was cool, food was good – even though there weren’t enough “balls”.
not enough balls
After that, some chendol with gula melaka… mmm… what else is better on a hot hot day?
At that time is the ‘chung’ festival too – so the nyonya kind is available.
Then you probably see trishaws quite extravagantly decorated (and some with very loud music too) everywhere!
Then you have the creative ones who actually sell advertising space (think of the apprentice!). Smart move.
ad space for sale