Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Sweetspot Malaysia

1. No. 74, Main Street, Papan
SEVENTY-ONE years ago to the day, three cars from Ipoh fleeing from the sightlines of Japanese warplanes, did a harried detour into a settlement flanked by tin mines and rubber plantations. “Our good ...
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
2. This Is My Home - Jugra
Royal view: Stair and window detail taken from Istana Bandar at the former royal town of Jugra, Selangor. Commissioned by Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman in 1905, the palace is a fascinating essay of Nusantara, ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
Starting today, we'll be running a series of pictures depicting snapshots of life around Home. Faces, places, events, and all the quirks and peculiarities which help marinate our existence under the Malaysian ...
Thursday, 04 October 2012
4. Yellow - Batch No. 7
  One more installation before the curtain call.                          
Friday, 08 July 2011
5. Yellow - Batch No. 6
Today we bring you even more contributors. Seems like the more crazy things get surrounding July 9, the more yellow pics we get! Go figure, govt. Without further ado, let's start off with the latest ...
Friday, 08 July 2011
6. Yellow - Batch No. 5
RESPONSE to the Yellow Pic Fest has been so encouraging, the original page has started to get unwieldy. (You can view it here). We've decided to post up subsequent batches onto new pages. Here's the selection ...
Wednesday, 06 July 2011
7. Mellow yellow
IZZA IZELAN sent in this picture during the recent festive season: "The photo was taken in Melaka in September this year during the first day of Hari Raya. The trishaw man continues taking passengers regardless ...
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Three weeks ago, the media announced that the deal was sealed. The famed Tanjung Pagar Train Station in Singapore and the serpentine railway land leading to it will be developed. SABM-Selatan's  VINASITHAMBY ...
Wednesday, 09 June 2010
THE British were stumped. How do you fight an enemy that moved like the shadows, with skin and nail that blended with the belukar, and a spirit that mocked death? The communists were proving to be a stubborn ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
In April this year, the government unveiled its plans for Little India in Brickfields, KL. A report in The Star came complete with an artist's impression of the district. You can view it here. The upgrading ...
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
You've probably heard it more than once, felt it yourself even - there's something quite pleasant about Kuala Kubu Baru. It's palpable, something you perceive as you stroll along the streets of the old ...
Friday, 16 April 2010
12. Dik kampung nelayang
Med Chang sent in this picture capturing a slice of life at Pantai Timur, Semenanjung Malaysia. The schoolgirls were at a beachside warong, one of a few dotting this fishing village in Pantai Jambu ...
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
13. SABM Roadshow No 5 - Kuching
Ah, Kuching. If only more Malaysian cities could learn from this city. Kuching grew from the banks of a river, and today the city still acknowledges its roots beautifully. A wide riverwalk, lined with ...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
From up above, the Land Beneath the Wind is a giddy watercolour of turquoise and ultramarine, and thin streaks of surf breaking as they approach the coastline. The reefs reach up close to the main island. ...
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
15. Yo Rice!
Lyn sent us this wonderful picture taken while passing through the rice bowl of the peninsula's central region. She writes: I took this photo while I was in my dad's car traveling back to KL from ...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
16. Deep in the heart of Sarawak
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia will be bringing its Roadshow to Sabah and Sarawak on March 13 and 14. While many Malaysians may have traveled to the main cities or hung out at exquisite dive spots, the interiors ...
Saturday, 20 February 2010
17. Local trunk call
You don't hear much about them, but smack in the middle of the Malaysian peninsula, a group of officials from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks quietly work away to ensure life is all right ...
Saturday, 30 January 2010
18. Hear them speak
He was probably a youth, I'd imagine, full of vigor and hope, if not for the war. His bones lie below the limestone slab etched in his honour, as with many others at the Taiping War Cemetery. His identity ...
Monday, 07 December 2009
19. Chengal poetry
Awaiting the plunge: Trawlers nearing completion at a boat-building yard near Teluk Intan, Perak. Stacks of chengal planks - just about the most durable hardwood commercially available - lie around ...
Sunday, 08 November 2009
20. Selayang Sundays
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
Batman meets Pokemon up in the Selayang skies every weekend. In fact just about every superhero and cartoon character is up there jostling for a square foot to flap about. Down on terra firma, their ...
Monday, 26 October 2009
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