HILTON PETALING JAYA: Experience Ramadhan the kampung way

As Muslims around the country begin their fasting during this holy month of Ramadhan, it’s time to check out certain venues for a gathering of loved ones for breaking of fast. Berbuka Puasa is often made more meaningful when sharing with friends and family. Paya Serai at the Hilton Petaling Jaya is well-known for its [...]

YG REPUBLIQUE – where K-style Food & Entertainment rock!

Launched last August amidst much Korean fanfare, YG Republique is a fully-integrated K-style food and entertainment space located in TREC Kuala Lumpur. It is a fully integrated K-style food and entertainment space outside Korea. When you step inside, the cool interior of the BBQ/Grill Restaurant (Samgeori Butchers) greets you. Next to it is the K-Pub [...]


With Melaka being just less than 2 hours’ drive away from the Klang Valley, it’s one of the most popular places to head to for a break, especially during the weekends. Recently we took a drive down to Melaka and decided to check out Kings Green Hotel. Located along Jalan Tun Perak, the hotel is [...]

MEAT THE PORKERS: Soft Shell Tacos and more!

Have you met them yet? The Porkers, I mean.  If you haven’t, then it’s high time you do, especially if you are a porky fan.  Go on, Meat the Porkers!  These porkers, led by Herukh, have single-handedly revolutionised the regular Indian food here to make it more unique – in the porky sense.  Yes, expect [...]

PJ’s BAR & GRILL @ New World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Have you heard? About the latest coolest rooftop place to hang out in Petaling Jaya? It’s at PJ’s Bar & Grill and if you are wondering where on earth this generic-sounding name is, well, it’s the stunning rooftop venue of the New World Hotel in Petaling Jaya. This is where the swimming pool is also [...]

Why would I buy the latest MAZDA CX-5?

I used to drive a SUV (sports utility vehicle) many years ago – about two decades ago when SUVs were rare, few and far between.  Unlike its popularity now when almost every other vehicle on the road is a SUV, owning and driving one back in the early 90’s was rather uncommon.  It was a [...]

Get enchanted with SHIRAKAWA-GO in Japan

From the very first time I saw pictures of Gassho-zukuri-style houses in Shirakawa-go, I was smitten and promptly put that into my bucket list. The village scene of these picturesque houses with triangular thatched roofs, especially in winter, has always been mesmerising. It’s only on my 3rd trip to Japan that my family and I [...]


I love Japan in all her seasons and every season there is very different, in terms of weather, activities and food.  Where food is concerned, it’s all about ingredients which are available at different times of the year.  Spring brings with it new greens and fresh seafood which contribute to clean and lighter flavours. At [...]

ENOTECA Italian Restaurant, Bkt Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Enoteca is located where Neroteca used to be, in this quiet suburb in Bukit Damansara, the little commercial area known as Plaza Damansara. It’s not related to the previous restaurant as Enoteca has a completely new team, from the Italian chef to the management and of course, its menu. Warmly received by the affable restaurant [...]

LOCKER & LOFT unlocks new menu items

Locker & Loft may be hard to spot among the row of nondescript shop-houses located along the quiet street of Jalan SS20/10 in Damansara Kim. It’s meant to be that way. You need to go through a locker to get into the loft! Once you’ve solved that little mystery, you’ll see why this place is [...]