travel diary. malaysia. pt 1.

o1. Outside Suria KLCC. My stay in Kuala Lumpur was really a tour of all the shopping malls in the city.
o2. Perak Tong temple, Ipoh. Limestone caves just around the corner from my grandmother's house. This particular picture reminds me of my new Arnsdorf SS11 iPhone case.
o3. The damage so far. I'm controlling myself until I hit Tokyo. I am however in love with my new olive fedora from Forever 21.
o4. Hawker's food stall in Penang. The best kind of food (cheap and tasty) I've been stuffing myself with every day.
o5. Satay in Penang. Can't get enough of it!
o6. Early morning start at Jelutong markets, Penang.
07. The skilled coconut man at Jelutong markets.
08. Admiring the view at the top of Penang Hill.

Just a quick post to let you know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I've been spending the last week in Malaysia, visiting Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh (my mum's home town) and Penang (my dad's hometown). I've been here twice before - the latest was two years ago, so most of the places I've visited are still fresh in my mind. This also means I don't find things nearly as exotic and new as before, hence the lack of photos we've been taking.

Feeling like I've let my readers down because I have yet to take any outfit snaps. Unfortunately in Malaysia if you wear anything other than tees/ shorts/ jeans, you get alot of unwanted attention so I've been rotating around the three tees and four shirts I took with me - and that doesn't really make for an interesting outfit post! But I promise we'll take some once we get to Japan. I feel like I'm having two holidays. 

Heading off to Singapore tomorrow for a few days. Orchard Road and Universal Studios are on the agenda.


  1. My dad often visits the far east for work and at first he wouldn't dream of getting food from any of the street vendors, but now he can't get enough of the stuff. One day I hope to do some traveling in the far east, but plenty of saving to do before then :)
    I hope you enjoy Tokyo
    Gems x

  2. gorgeous photos, can't wait to see your outfits while in Japan!!

  3. So excited to see these photos - I feel like I am living vicariously through you right now, haha.
    Love your purchases so far - that Toy Story tee is way too cute!
    Hope your shorts have been Malaysia-proof so far!
    Can't wait to see more photos - take some extra ones of food for me please!?
    Be safe, and have fun!

    x Aprilia

  4. satay in KL... oh my god i have no words. my fam is from KL too and everytime i go i can't eat satays when i get home - they're just nowhere near their standards! can't wait to see the photos in japan. sounds incredible.
    chloe. xx

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  6. What I really love about that city, more than their great skyscrapers, is their food. Just like Thailand, they have this tangy-spicy flair that just gives that kick and doesn't burn your mouth. Plus it's very healthy and excellent for people on the go. I miss KL.

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