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Top 5 food in Malaysia

They say “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach“. And I think Malaysians truly know and believe in it. I have been to Malaysia many times and I can say, Malaysians love to eat. They must have a minimum of six meals a day. There is always ample food in sight. And it is not only the Islamic community who come here for giving themselves a gastronomical treat! We enjoy it equally.

Here are top five food that you must try while in Malaysia.
Malaysian Satay :

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Satay

A day in Malacca – Malaysia’s red town

As I alight from a luxurious bus from Kuala Lumpur, the first thing I notice about Malacca is its distinctive color. Standing there on the road I turn full circle and cannot believe my eyes. The buildings, doors, the pavements, and even the hoardings… everything in the vicinity is red.

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Have I landed in a little girl’s dream world? I am

Little India Night Market in Kuala Lumpur

Most Asian countries are famous for their night markets. I had earlier written about some in Thailand and also in Malaysia. Night Markets are where you can mix with the locals and get some good bargains!

One of the must see in Kuala Lumpur, for Indians and others alike is the Little India region, which is just a stone’s throw from the Merdeka Square.
People of Indian origin came here initially to do trade and eventually settled in Singapore and southern parts of Malaysia. During British rule, however, a lot of people were sent to Malaysia to work in their Sugar Cane, Palm Oil, rubber plantations, Tin mines and such. KL was still not the Capital. It was just a small Kampung more specifically a Mining village. 🙂

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One of the shops in Little India’s night market.

It is here the

Apam Balik – A Malaysian Street Food

I call Malaysia my second home and the one thing that has always fascinated me about this beautiful country is the variety of food available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Malaysians love to eat and I heard from one of the locals that they eat a minimum of six meals a day! He was so right; wherever I go in Malaysia there is always ample food in sight.

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Roasted peanut spread over pancake.

I’d mentioned earlier about a street dish called Apam Balik. I have tasted many traditional Malaysian street foods while touring the country and Apam Balik is one of them. This crispy peanut pancake is also known as Chin Loong Pau in Chinese, something Indians can relate to as it is similar to the south Indian dish dosa.

I tried to find it in restaurants but it’s probably better on the street. The best ones can be found at the morning markets or the night bazaars. This is a must try if you’re planning to visit Malaysia.

Now you can read a detailed article with recipe on the same, published on Travel Wire Asia website : Apam Balik – A Malaysian Street Food.

Go read the article and make some awesome fluffy Apam Balik today. Don’t forget to comment. 🙂

This article was part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you enjoyed this article and would like to find out more about travelling to Malaysia, please visit the Tourism Malaysia website.

Ramadan Delicacies

Ramadan Delicacies
It is that time of the year again. The month long festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan, is in progress. As in India and other parts of the world, the followers of Islam fast during the daylight hours and come evening they break their fast with mouth watering dishes in this holy month.

Every city has its certain eateries that specialize in certain types of cuisines. If you are an adventurous eater who doesn’t mind street food, it is your month. 😀 A wide range of mouth-watering dishes …vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and sweets tempt connoisseurs across the city to devour the festival’s food points.

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The food street in Kampung Baru!

Fast or no fast, your

Overland Border Crossing

Overland Border Crossing

How do you feel being at the border of two countries?

Not just flying into a country but being able to see the other side, the other country and its land from this side?
Most times travel to foreign involves flying into that country. But after so many years of travelling I find it quite boring. Of course, it is still the most preferred way as it saves time and may be other hassles that I’ve talked about earlier.
For me it is always intriguing when I cross borders overland where I can stand on a no-man’s land and where the territories are marked by welcoming gates if not any other.

Following are a few of the borders crossed (or almost crossed) overland, by road or by train. Some of the European borders mentioned are before the formation of Schengen.

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Shankaracharya gate, Indo-Nepal border.

India – Nepal: We had consciously decided

Malaysian Lipstick

Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

Malaysian Lipstick is also called as Lipstick palm or sealing wax.

Two years back I saw it for the first time in Seremban, Malaysia and immediately fell in love with it. I marveled at the bold red color that had overshadowed the typical greens. The rustling sound of its leaves had caught my attention and I so wanted to possess one.
I stopped and yes, you guessed it right. I clicked pictures. 😀

Well, I couldn’t imagine a bamboo tree like that! It was much later (on my recent visit) that I was corrected, they are NOT bamboo trees but palm !
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A bunch of red Malaysian lipsticks. 😛

Considered

Malaysian International Tourism Bloggers Conference & Awards MITBCA

As you all know, I was invited by the ministry of Tourism, Malaysia to present a paper in the conference Malaysian International Tourism Bloggers Conference & Awards MITBCA.
It was a wonderful experience. I got to meet so many people whom till now I knew only virtually. Shared and learnt many experiences and tips as well. It was a two day conference with emphasis on movement of social media in travel and leisure industry.

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The Tourism minister with the speakers. Can you guess which one is me? 🙂

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I am with the Tourism Minister YB Dato’ Dr Ng Yen Yen, posing for the photographers. 🙂

The topics at Malaysian International Tourism Bloggers Conference & Awards MITBCA ranged from

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