Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I have selected a few pictures (28 to be exact) from my respository of 3000+ images to give you a snippet of the extraordinary things I saw while on vacation to Malaysia, Hong Kong & Singapore this summer. Malaysia has some pretty amazing things to see, but you will see more pictures of food than you will places because the cuisine whether on the side of the road, in a restaurant, off a stand somewhere or at home, the food is absolutely scrumptious. You end up eating just about 6-8 small meals a day because of carts, stands & restaurants on every corner, needless to say I welcomed the gym with open arms upon my return. Enjoy!
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I have been a little short on my promise to myself to update this blog regularly (at least 3 times a week) especially on this trip back to Malaysia, but for very good reason – I live in an area where computers & internet access is very hard to come by. Upon landing in Malaysia, one would assume that I would be traveling to the beaches, enjoying hot springs, diving in the corals, trekking through rain forests and tropical areas that this country is known for – but after being here for just about a week so far, that makes up 0.01% of what Malaysia is really made of – the local village areas. I’ve been spending majority of the days living in and visiting the areas where my mom grew up in Puchong Jaya, reuniting with the past village kids now relocated and built their families in the neighbouring areas, and visited the last living grandmother I have. It’s been an eye opening experience to see the way people here interact, work and live life. Materialism is their last priority, family is their first priority and religion (largely Islam) is a predominant factor in their everyday lives. I have taken hundreds of pictures so far to share, but will do so when I have internet access that is faster than dial up – for now, I am going to enjoy having my five small meals a day from street vendors, walking around in 35+degree weather, visiting the extended family, making a trip to HK & Singapore and getting my Malaysian ID done. Apologies for the less than satisfactory blog update, I promise loads of food pictures, local stories and awesomeness upon my return as I head back to living like a local – with minimal use of technology.
And now as a tribute to my newfound Malaysian patriotism – Negaraku, A Malaysian National Anthem
Yes. I am Malaysian and it has been 13 long years since I’ve been home to visit all the relatives I’ve ever had. It has been sometime since I’ve been on a 3 week family vacation and I am so excited. The family, the food, the night markets, the sights, the shopping, and did I mention the food!?
Today’s Flight Schedule:
- Toronto (August 6th, 8:50 PM) to Vancouver (August 6th, 10:52 PM)
- Vancouver (August 6th, 1:55 AM) to Taipei (August 8th, 5:40 AM)
- Taipei (August 8th, 8:20 AM) to Malaysia (August 8th, 1:oo PM)
I am going to try my best to document this trip here. Here’s to hoping my family in Malaysia has cable Internet!
In T-6 Hours, I’m Leaving On a Jet Plane – Chantal Kreviazuk