The Datai, Langkawi: Paradise Found

  08/16    Malaysia

The Datai in Langkawi is a comically-beautiful resort that you won’t want to leave – and is worth visiting for their beef rendang alone.

Little Kitchen @Nyonya, Penang, Malaysia: Herby Hand-chopped

  09/14    Malaysia

To my shame, before setting foot in Penang I had never heard of Nyonya culture or their unusual and beguiling cuisine. The vibrant dishes emerging from Nyonya kitchens are the most visible and well-known signature of a small but unique community dating back to the mid-fifteenth century. The backstory goes that the Chinese Emperor allegedly …

Seven Terraces, Penang: I love you, baby

  07/14    Malaysia

A final night in Penang after four sensational days of street food and snacks, tablecloths and aircon are chosen over plastic stools and fans. Seven Terraces in the heart of Georgetown is a beautiful property. I mean really, really lovely. White walls, carved wooden paneling and doors, Vietnamese floor tiles, the owner’s collection of antique porcelain in display …