Saturday, May 23, 2009
Seremban, not only famous with its Siew Pow, but also renowned for its Grilled Crab. It is not surprise that people travel all the way to Seremban just to savour the well-known Grilled Crab. The grilled crab, which is marimated with marmite sauce, carries a hint of charcoal on the outside, but the flesh itself, is delighfully succulent! It tastes of the very clean, unadulterated sweetness of the crab. It is definitely, extremely fresh! Even if you're not a crabbing fan, chances are you will be craving for more of Seremban Grilled Crab. Furthermore, the crabs' shells are cracked when it is served for customers' easier consumption.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The name Langkawi is a combination of "Lang" and "Kawi". "Lang" comes from the local native Malay word helang which means eagle and Kawi means "red". In the past, the land was a home to innumerable red-eagles(helang Kawi). Also some Hindu-tendercies historian said "Kawi" is Sanskrit for marble, which is found in excess in this part of Malaysia. Both words are joined to form the word "Helangkawi" which ultimately became Langkawi. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as the capital and largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Bali was inhabited by Austronesian peoples by about 2000 BCE who migrated originally from Taiwan through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are thus closely related to the peoples of the Indonesian archipelago, the Philippines, and Oceania. Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island's west.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The origins of the city's name have never been clear. "Kuching" does translate into "cat" in Malay and "kuching" is an old Malay spelling. However, the new official Malay spelling today would be "kucing," but both of them are pronounced the same. There is a separate theory whereby it may actually be a variation of the Indian name for "port" - "Cochin". Kuching was first settled by Indian traders who set up base at Santubong. Artifacts of Hindu origin can today be seen at the State Museum.