Preserving Cultural Identity through food : Florence Tan’s Chicken Pongteh of Nyonya Cuisine

Written by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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Thought of the day-“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all things when we eat well.”-Micheal Pellan

Thanks to Chef Florence Tan, I’ve expanded my culinary range. It’s not that I’ve not tasted food of Malacca’s Nyonya before. I had some, years ago but cooked by someone not of Nyonya’s. The experience was lacking of good memory as food was not cooked with soul, lacking that magic touch. Chef Florence Tan cooked some of Nyonya’s delicacies. One of that many dishes was Chicken Pongteh. She mentioned about the 600 years old heritage, the starting period and origin of Nyonya’s amazing food. Something that’s old is definitely a culture, I say. Recipes being passed down from the first generation to many generations in order to preserve Nyonya’s culture.

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“Catch Me If You Can, Try Getting Your Items Back” : The Monkeys @ Uluwatu, Bali

Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“Better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times.”-Asian Proverb

Welcome to Uluwatu Temple where first timers will get to see the monkeys and for repeat visitors, welcome home to their home. While there is another famous location to see some notorious monkeys (Ubud Monkey Forest), Uluwatu Temple does have some ‘clever’ monkeys too. Go and see one for yourself and you will feel like playing ‘Catch Me If You Can’ game with the monkeys, that is if you are not being careful enough. Try catching them to get your sunny back!

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Donald Trump maybe will contradict himself, right here in Bali, Indonesia : An Honest Opinion From A Traveller

Written by @Lan
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Thought of the day-“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.”-Mohandas K.Gandhi

Travel further up north or perhaps to the west of Bali, escaping that touristy and busy roads of Kuta and Denpasar, one may see drastic change in Bali’s landscape. There’s more green, beautiful villages and most friendliest people on earth, the Balinese. Ask any seasoned traveller about their preferred regency to stay in Bali, they will pin point Ubud or further north while some curios and curious travellers will opt to venture the west side, probably continuing their journey to Java via Gilimanuk and Ketapang. Amazing Bali of Indonesia but surprisingly Trump’s name is widely being mentioned here, not because of him being Mr.President but for he is about to contradict himself. That’s how I see it, from my perspective, a frequent traveller to Bali.

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Sabah Fest 2016-A Cultural Extravaganza:Gulu-Gulu

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I am a bit excited for this coming Sabah Fest 2016. The reason for being excited is because I am invited to witness the extravaganza cultural show. Being a blogger, attending such event is a must as this will help me to post more related content into my blog. My blog is about food, culture and travel in Sabah. Obviously, I need to attend this exciting event. The event will be held three days in a row starting 29 April 2016 to 1 May 2016. The slot for 29 April 2016 and 1 May 2016 are open for public while the 30 April 2016 is reserved for VIPs.  I will be attending the event on the 1 May 2016 slot.

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