When I was asked if I would want to go to Malaysia, I started thinking. What would I love to do there?
And the answer came to me after I put in a huge amount of thought. It is such a gorgeous country, and has so many different facets to it. Which one do I choose?
I. Sample Nyonya Food. I love nyonya style of cooking. It is so comforting and soothing. I met a friend a few days ago, who lived in Malaysia for six years, and he described to me the way food is cooked and served. I want to sample the best, and preferably at someone's place who is my friend... not exactly a hotel.
Why? Simple. I know that every house has its own special cuisine, and their own special take. And I want to know at least a few such houses, with their interpretation of food. And no, Malay food does not begin and end with Satay. It has so many layers to it, and I want to unravel it all. Starting with some Ayam Goreng.
2. Stare at the Patronus Twin Tower. Simply because its there. And I want to feel insignificant in front of its glorious majestic beauty. Every time I have looked at it in photos, I have felt breathless. And I want to see it for real.
3. Go to Langkawi and get up on a cable car. Because after walking around those gorgeous beaches and eating Rojak, my feet are bound to be tired. Why not get some rest ... up on the air?
4. Visit Sarawak, Penang, Perak and Selangor - because I have stamps from each of these parts (old, wizened stamps from the British Era) and jump with joy because I always wanted to see them for real. When the pictures in your stamps aren't enough, you know you need to go!
5. Buy a Malacca Cane. From Malacca City. And walk around the city swirling it about.
The last bit is in memory of my grandfather. He had a Malacca Cane and he would never let me touch it.
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