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Gunung Ledang expedition :: This one’s for you, Dad

Gunung Ledang expedition :: This one’s for you, Dad

Gunung Ledang is among the toughest climbs in the country but Khairul Ashraf Kammed has a personal mission to fulfil. AS a child, I was very fond of the story of the mythical princess, Puteri Gunung Ledang, who demanded a ridiculous dowry when the Sultan of Malacca asked for her hand in marriage through his […]

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MUAR: Small town that has everything

MUAR: Small town that has everything

I WAS born and raised in Muar, a small, laid-back town in Johor. The locals pronounce Muar as Muo. In our dialect, the last vowel of most words is an “O”. For instance, keluar is pronounced as keluo, bandar as bando, kelakar as kelakor, besar as besor, ular as ulor, pasar as pasor and lapar […]

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I shall return for Muar

I shall return for Muar

I LEAVE Muar after a three-week sojourn with some regret and not a little envy of the Muarians. The town has many old buildings. A stroll there is like a visit to a big outdoor museum and every step forward is like a ramble into the past. The colonial-style facades of many of the old […]

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Craving for old favourites

Craving for old favourites

By Sim Bak Heng WHAT helps you remember a place? For me, it is the food and places of interest. For some, a road map will be helpful to discover a town or city, like what I did when venturing to many “off the beaten track” places in Indonesia and southern Thailand in the past […]

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