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Peranakan Museum @ Singapore

The Peranakan Museum in Singapore is housed in an elegant 3-storey, colonial building that was the former Tao Nan Chinese School.  From the 10 galleries exhibited in the museum, there is everything you would want to know about the Peranakan culture, … Continue reading

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Wat Mahathat @ Ayutthaya, Thailand

The Buddha’s head cradled in intertwining tree roots is a compelling and evocative image at Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya Historical Park.  My father even thought the two are one entity and when I showed him the picture, he asked me … Continue reading

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Peranakan Mansion @ Penang

The Peranakan or Baba Nyonya culture is a fascinating culture that is unique to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  During the 15th and 16th century, when men from China sailed across the ocean to South East Asia seeking for a better … Continue reading

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Ipoh Murals @ Malaysia

I first saw this lion dance mural during Chinese New Year this year and thought how wonderful it was that Ipoh is going to have its own mural street!  The murals are located on a little lane off Jalan Dato … Continue reading

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King Qian’s Memorial, West Lake @ Hangzhou, China

King Qian’s Memorial (錢王祠) is located along the West Lake, very close to the “Liulang Wenying Park” or Orioles Singing by the Willow Park.  If you are around the area, it’s a nice place to pop in to learn a … Continue reading

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Yue Fei Temple @ Hangzhou China

The Yue Fei Temple (岳王廟)in Hangzhou was originally built during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279) to commemorate the patriotic hero.  Yue Fei fought tirelessly and played a big role in protecting northern China from the invasion by the Jerchen … Continue reading

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Yellow Dragon Cave @ Hangzhou China

I imagined the Yellow Dragon Cave (黄龙洞, Huang Long Dong) to be dim, wet, might need a bit of crouching or crawling,  and I got all my adventure spirit out since I thought we were visiting a “cave” , only … Continue reading

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