Not ten minutes drive from downtown Shah Alam is the Shah Alam Botanical Garden. An enormous green space gazetted on Bukit Cerakah, the gardens range from open lawns to jungle trails, from ornamental plant collections to a mini zoo. For Malaysians looking for something truly exotic, there is even a four-seasons exhibit. I had to… More Shah Alam Botanical Garden
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park was so big and so fun we had to go back again. This year we were less two aunties, but we picked up seven cousins, making for a party of two lone adults riding herd on 14 young people. We only made it to half the park the first time around,… More KL Bird Park Part 2
After ten years, I brought my entire family back to the US. Five of us had never set foot in the motherland before. Between the incredible length of the journey – 30 hours and three airplanes – and the slightly above average size of our family, I imagine it will be ten more before we… More Malaysian Invasion Documentation
Thanks to the largesse of the Malaysian government, I was able to bring my family for a one-month vacation at the end of last year. We brought the whole family, and our maid for good measure, and the nine of us went gallavanting from my brother-in-law’s in Tanjong Malim all the way to the Langkawi… More West Malaysia 2008: Cousins, Cousins, Cousins
I’m going home!Â After more than four years living in Kuching, I’ll be making a short trip home for a little vacation.Â Â It’s for three weeks only, from the end of May to the middle of June.Â Â I fly into Chicago to see some old friends and then wend my way to Detroit after that.Â … More It’s Official
It’s school vacation time. I’m packing up the troops for a three week road trip in West Malaysia. I’ll be back in Kuching on the 23rd. In the likely event that I don’t update before Christmas, might I suggest the full online translation of the Hikam by Ibn Ata’Allah, courtesy of Dr Aisha Bewley’s homepage,… More Vacation to West Malaysia
The kids had a great time for Eid. We all flew back to West Malaysia to my wife’s village, just got back last night.. It was the first time my wife had been there for Eid in 8 years, and my first time ever. The kids got along great with all their cousins and second… More Eid amidst the coconuts
An early Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak to all. I’ll be heading back to the kampung on Friday for an extended holiday. The chances of getting online will be slim. I should be back in early December, hopefully with a lot of pictures to share. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.