City Trails


12th City Day Open Regatta 2011

12th City Day Open Regatta 2011

Although most Malaysians might not realise it, the various states that make up the country have a maritime past. While most are not as illustrious and important as Malacca, most if not all of the states relied on maritime trade for economic growth and naval power for political survival. The sea and the riverine waterways were the lifeblood of the region, and many towns and numerous villages were built on banks and estuaries. For Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, sea routes and riverine waterways and the people who plied them were especially important, as water was the primary mode of transport during the colonial era.
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Film Events in Kuala Lumpur in mid February

Film Events in Kuala Lumpur in mid February

I am pretty sure that every one knows about Humpty Dumpty, that unfortunate egg on the wall that ended up splattered on the ground. But ever wondered what Humpty Dumpty was doing on that wall in the first place? My guess would be that he was observing the world go by. The art of observation, or merely looking, is something we practise every day, even if we do not realise it consciously. It is also an interesting aspect of film making, one which is losing emphasis as film technology increasingly adopts digital formats.
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Federal Territory Day Celebration 2011

Federal Territory Day Celebration 2011

Not many Malaysians would realise that come 1st February 2011, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur will be celebrating the 37th anniversary of its founding. This year’s celebrations, however, have already begun, kicking off with the official launch at 7:30am at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur on 29th January 2011. The annual parade features 92 contingents and among the highlights of the day will be the launch of the new Federal Territory song Maju dan Sejahtera.
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Genting Highlands: Uncle Lim’s Mountain Dream

Genting Highlands: Uncle Lim’s Mountain Dream

“Uncle Lim was kind enough to give me an ang pow when I visited him this time around,” quipped my friend, as he paid for our night out at a cybercafe. I smiled at his little joke, understanding fully well who exactly Uncle Lim was, and how my friend had gotten the money that he was spending so generously that night so many years ago. My friend was in between jobs, and was resourceful enough to seek an alternate if not risky, source of income. Read more »

Malakoff Inter-state Fellowship Ride 2010/11

Malakoff Inter-state Fellowship Ride 2010/11

How does a person usually spend their New Year’s eve? There are some who would spend it partying the whole night. Others may prefer to spend it at home with their family and friends. Once in a while, it is not unusual to find individuals who would want to celebrate it with a difference.

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Yasuyo And Su Ling’s Heritage Adventure [PW2]

Yasuyo And Su Ling’s Heritage Adventure [PW2]

Yasuyo and I have no actual plans to take a walk along one of Penang’s famed heritage trails today. We had actually decided to spend some time at Little India, which is also in the heritage area of inner city Georgetown, but we did not plan to do a walkabout.

We are on the CAT (Georgetown city’s free shuttle from KOMTAR to the jetty) passing the Cititel hotel on the way to KOMTAR when I suddenly ask Yasuyo if she’d like to visit the tailor to get a custom-made blouse.

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