Posts Tagged ‘Travel’


Getting To and From LCCT

Getting To and From LCCT

Contrary to the common belief, the Low Cost Carrier Terminal-KLIA, or also known as LCCT, is nowhere near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Both the LCCT and KLIA do share the same runway network, but are located at either ends of the long runway. As a result, the LCCT is, by all practical accounts, a whole airport on its own. So since it really is not convenient to get to LCCT via KLIA, just exactly how do you get to and from LCCT?

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Indian Snacks – Muruku

Indian Snacks – Muruku

My siblings and I had our first bite of crispy, crunchy muruku when we visited our nanny Letchumi’s family during the Indian celebration of Deepavali when we were really little; I was just starting school, my sister was in kindergarten and our brother was little more than a toddler – with really sharp little teeth.
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Chinese Dumplings – Chang

Chinese Dumplings – Chang

Once upon a time in old China, there was an official who was much loved by the people for his integrity, principles and fight against corruption in the government. This honest, upright official was said to have gone to the top of a mountain where he composed a poem lamenting the rampant corrupted practices in China, and after that, threw himself off the mountain and into the river below.
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Tok-Tok Mee @ Wantan Mee at BB Cafe

Tok-Tok Mee @ Wantan Mee at BB Cafe

There was a time when I would not eat Wantan Mee (pronounced “one tonne mee”) for anything in the world. I don’t remember how it started or why I didn’t want to eat it, but I think that phase lasted for about 5 – 8 years, until I was about 15 years old. I don’t remember disliking it as a child but I stopped eating it, and convinced myself I didn’t want to eat it.
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Sin Kuan Hwa Hainan Chicken Rice

Sin Kuan Hwa Hainan Chicken Rice

My Japanese friend Yoichi loves Hainan Chicken Rice. He likes it so much that almost every time I ask him what he’d like to eat, his face lights up with a grin, and…”Chicken rice!”
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Beef Soup Noodles

Beef Soup Noodles

I decided to order chicken porridge when I was having brunch one morning with my eating buddy Yoichi. When my order came, he looked at it and said, “I like the bowl”. It was the old-fashioned kind of design that Penang food operators used which was popular 30 years ago. These bowls are ceramic and there are pictures of cockerels or fishes on them. The ones with cockerels are often in colour while the bowls with fishes are usually monochrome – blue, to be precise.
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