With diverse cultures of Malay, Chinese and India – a hotchpotch of many wonderful influences – Malaysia truly is a multi-faceted country, boasting rich historical heritage; traditional and modern architecture and breathtaking natural beauty. (more…)
When we arrived in Agra, the home to the Taj Mahal, I was taken by surprise. It wasn’t how I imagined. Agra is a busy stop-through thriving from tourists who specifically go there for one reason and one reason alone. It isn’t pretty by any means and not a place you’d want to spend any amount of time in. (more…)
I look back at my time in India through rose-tinted glasses. I have distorted facts with an Instagram filter. Those long train rides across the Indian countryside with my hair blowing in the wind, being served chai tea on the platforms by sweet, smiling, children… (more…)
I am of chinese heritage. My parents were both raised in Hong Kong, but were born in mainland China. I’ve been told many stories by my parents including how my grandfather smuggled my young mother over the Hong Kong border to try and escape the communist party regime during the 1960s, whilst my paternal grandfather joined the Brtish army as a chef – I remember being shocked when he used to cook brilliant roast dinners with all the trimmings, yet he could barely speak a word of the Queen’s.