Don’t let the weather get you down

We’ve been here 7 months and either we are getting acclimatised or the weather has shifted slightly. It seems cooler. The clothing stores here reflect this by now stocking and selling thick (and I’m talking polartek thick) jerseys, jackets, leggings etc. Apart from the fact that the air-conditioning inside these stores is set to arctic…

How food has become my focus

We all know that Asians are very big into their food, and Malaysians are no exception. One of the first questions we get asked whenever meeting a local is “Have you eaten yet?” – or variations of that phrase. It is put out in the same way that we would say “Good morning, how are…

Proof of the Sand Wars

Since arriving in at our 30th floor apartment with its fabulous views across parts of Johor Bahru and the Strait of Malacca, we have had a birds eye view of the changing landscape. And change it has. Malaysia is country of approximately 330,000 square kilometres featuring as the 66th largest country in the world rankings,…

Why visiting Johor Bahru Zoo is a one time event.

I have always admired those who have dedicated their lives to wildlife. Louis Leakey’s “girls”: Dianne Fossey, Dr Galdikas, and Jane Goodall, were who I dreamed of being. They, amongst others such as George Adamson, were my heroes as I was growing up. I devoured all I could about wildlife in general and Africa in…

My Millionaire Lifestyle

And so we moved from being in my dream location on a private game farm in the middle of the bush of South Africa, to the 30th floor of a condominium in the middle of Johor Bahru town, Malaysia.                                …