malaysia

The Secret Shot

November 25, 2010

Hands up if you like surprises? Hands up if you like travelling? Hands up if you’ve got three hands? I’m constantly trying to inject creativity into TrailofAnts.com. I do it because I love the genre, and while I do receive some wonderfully humbling comments about my writing, I have also accepted that if I am [...]

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“A Monotonous and Lonely Life”

November 11, 2010

I like most places of worship. I grew up in the shadows of spires, sprinting through the graveyard’s of England’s old cathedrals and churches. Since then, I’ve found meaning when meandering through Tibetan monasteries, marvelled at mighty mosques, and the spicy smells which pervade the world’s Hindu temples will never stop inspiring me. I’ve schlepped [...]

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A Malaysian Lipsmacker

November 9, 2010

I had planned to write a long, juicy, drawn-out post about the delicious food in Malaysia, and in particular, the food in George Town, Penang. Then I suffered acute Mini Syndrome*. *Mini Syndrome is a curious affliction which happens when one drives a Mini. As a former Mini owner, I could only see Mini’s, when [...]

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Malaysian Bacon

October 21, 2010

What’s this? Pork? Bacon? From pig? Oink, oink, grrrunt grunt. Curly tail, a bit fat, snuffle snuffle? Bit of a stumpy waddle? A quick-fire combination of my porcine charades and foolish mutterings drew me from George Town’s back streets, into the aromatic heat of my hesitant new friend’s kitchen. I could wring out a story [...]

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Malaysia’s National Museum

October 15, 2010

Shortly after I descended from the smoggy heights of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Towers, I made my way to the dross-sounding, Malaysia National Museum (Muzium Negara). I say dross, because I often discover that museums dedicated to national identity, have that rare ability to hypnotise me with officialised blandness. Malaysia’s is no different, but I [...]

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