Malaysia, a country that instantly evokes the signature phrase ‘Truly Asia’, is an amalgamation of diverse cultures that have come into existence along the trail of time, conferred on it by its long and rich history. A melting pot of various races who bring to the table their own traditions, customs, conventions, ceremonies, practices and cuisines, this is truly a showcase of Asia right from the days of colonial domination to the present day stamp of modernity and advancement.
Sleek, stylish and savvy coexist with the earthy, ancient and historical and the visitor can revel in the harmony of its melange of myriad facets.
It was my utter pleasure to return yet again to this land rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty, barely 9 months after having the opportunity to attend their Rainforest World Music Festival in July 2018.
‘Come hungry, leave satisfied’ was the theme of this experience … and we were urged on with those lines as we wove our way through the South West coast and Southern most parts of the country, imbibing the essence of the many destinations in various ways, not the least of which, was the gastronomical !!!
Well with the seemingly infinite delights which played a big role (in turning us into Big Rolls), ‘satisfied’ took on a whole new definition as we rolled our way through the various cuisines and flavors of the region. ‘Satiated beyond belief’ would definitely have been a more apt replacement for ‘satisfied’.
So come with me on this 6 part series, as I virtually feed your senses with the enchanting pleasures of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Melaka, Muar, Johor Bahru and Desaru, in my whirlwind tour of 5 days.