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Peninsular Malaysia

Introduction to the Eastcoast of Malaysia: In the Belly of the East

By: Melissa Lin The East coast of Peninsular, made up of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu has some of Malaysia’s most unspoilt islands, and is a favorite spot for...

Sarawak map

Introduction to Sarawak: the Land of the Hornbills

By: Melissa Lin Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states (the other one being Sabah) that lie on the island of Borneo, is a land steeped in rich culture and...

Sepet Malaysian cinema

Malaysian Cinema, a Brief Overview & a Personal Top 10

By: Melissa Lin Remembering our roots Film making in Malaysia can be traced back to the 1930’s. The first production, Leila Majnun, is a well known Persian love...

The “Malaysia my second home program:” Making Expats Feel at Home

By: Melissa Lin Marylise Racine is the owner of the Tall Trees Gardens in Port Dickson. The TTG is a cozy and laid back space that combines a cafe serving drinks and...

Julya Oui, writer of Bedtime stories from the Dead of the Night

Interview with Julya Oui, Author of Bedtime stories from the Dead of the Night

By: Melissa Lin Julya Oui loves a good story, and writes to appease her imagination and reaffirm her sanity. She loves dreaming up things and making them come alive...

Port Dickson seaview, By: Sham Hardy

Destination Port Dickson, Malaysia’s Seaside Retreat

By: Melissa Lin Port Dickson is a favored seaside retreat for many Malaysians, located in the district Negeri Sembilan, 90 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur. It takes...

Imam Muda Logo

Imam Muda – Will the Pious & Progressive Please Stand Up?

By: Adline A. Ghani These days, there’s a reality show for anything and everything under the sun, from babies in beauty pageants to grownups with social disorders....

First Malaysian International Salon of Photography Organised by: Photographic Society of Malaysia

Capturing Perception, Through the Lens of Photography in Malaysia

By: Melissa Lin Through the lens of photography we realize and capture our histories and stories. Where words fail, images help us to understand ourselves and each...

Sambal belacan

Recipe: Sambal Tumbuk with Salted Fish

By: Erna Dyanty When I wrote my first food article for Latitudes, on masak lemak recipe, I had already planned to write a complimentary side dish as my second article....

"Masak Lemak": Sweet leaf and sweet potato in coconut milk

“Masak Lemak” Recipe: Sweet Leaf and Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk

By: Erna Dyanty “Masak Lemak” is one of the many common dishes served with rice. You can find this everywhere in Malaysia, only difference is that the each state...