Photo(s) of the Week – Langkawi

I like The Datai, Langkawi, for the simple fact that it reminds me of a silent retreat. Everything about this island hotel is constructed around an amphitheatre of virgin tropical rainforest whose resident birdlife and monkeys (cumi & ciki!) provide the only external intrusion. This place totally blends into its natural unspoilt surroundings. There is […]

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Why I cannot get enough of Thailand

It’s Friday folks! So without further ado,  here is this week’s Blogger in the Spotlight (BITS), Bryan on Bangkok. For those who know me, I try to visit Bangkok as much as I possibly can, probably  every other month (or whenever I can take leave from my day job). My friends would say “Bangkok again? […]

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My secret love affair with Ulam

O.K. here’s something I don’t tell many people. I am a complete salad addict. Like, honestly. I’m a total nutter for salad. I have a secret love affair with Ulam that not many people know about. Add some sambal and rice and I’m a happy person. Ulam Ulam is a traditional Malay salad and perhaps […]

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People ask me why I like Fusion Cuisine.

Fusion Cuisine. A term that we are hearing more and more of these days. Is if for real? Is it here to stay or just a passing fad. Is it a ploy to pass of mediocre food with no specific style of cooking by classifying it under this broad and trendy eclectic term. Is it […]

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Serene Chaos – Travel Tip Pengerupukan parade of Ogoh-ogoh

Bali travel tip from Nigel Skelchy, a baker, a gentlemen, a buddy

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Potty over Pudding.

Why do people eat desserts? I for one, no longer enjoy desserts  after a meal. I prefer them in between meals, so they don’t need to rival my dinner for stomach space. My all time favourite dessert is you, my darling bread and butter pudding. Double splash of cream for good measure. The way you […]

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My very own Garmin Asus for Idiots.

Garmin-Asus was the first to introduce their GPS-enabled smart-phone, the Nuvifone M10.

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Raise a Glass. Salud.

To Kick off the series, here is my sassy friend Eiling as the 1st Blogger in the Spotlight (BITS) for Cumi & Ciki. Enjoy! Some people regard me as an oenophile which I gladly accept as long as I’m not labeled as an alcoholic. I take pride in the wines I drink and perhaps drinking […]

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Blogger in the Spotlight! (B.I.T.S.)

Cumi & Ciki is starting a series called Blogger in the Spotlight (BITS) and it features, .. why it features bloggers of course! Bloggers who are part of a community of people who have a heart for dining, photography, travel and culture, etc. Bloggers who share their passion and talents and great creativity with me […]

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The Lady at the Market

It’s like any other day at work. Only thing is instead of an air conditioned room, a desk and a computer, you are surrounded by stalls, rows of stalls selling vegetables, fruits, fish , chicken and meat. No wonder the place smells. Every morning this long and windy road fills up with stalls, starting from […]

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