Japan in My Backyard

Rate this post There is a third reason why I am not booking the next flight to Japan. Why bother splurging a huge chunk of my moolah on travelling costs and enroll myself in a Japanese language course when Japan is right at my backdoor? Okay, I may have exaggerated just a tad here. The […]


Rate this post Kuala Lumpur, March 15 (IANS) Malaysia’s tiny Chitty community, which came here from India long before the Europeans and the Chinese, wants to be designated ‘bumiputra’ – sons of the soil – to preserve its identity. Nearly 1,500 families settled in Malacca are the descendants of the Chittis who came here in […]

Mezze Hits the Spot

Rate this post Words by Ariel Chew, Photos by Zainal Abidin Othman The classy and relaxing Mezze Lounge At Mezze, one can be assured of a good time for the mind, tummy and soul.   Tucked in a cosy corner at Damansara Heights, the unassuming looking bistro and lounge is an oasis for those who would […]

Healthy Raw Eating at Eco-Oasis

Rate this post Words and Photos by Ariel Chew Mention ‘healthy raw eating’ and most people would immediately think of bland, unappetising and generally ugly looking food.  I was no exception.  Except for sushi and the occasional salad, I prefer my meat and vegetables cooked, thank you very much.  Cheerful and airy, Eco-Oasis is perfect […]


Rate this post MELAKA, Saturday 12 March 2011 (Bernama) — A total of 23,677 baby turtles were hatched at the turtle management centre at Padang Kemunting in Masjid Tanah near here last year. This was 48.82 per cent of the 48,503 eggs incubated at the centre, Chairman of the Melaka Industry, Commerce and Entrepreneurial and […]