Category: culture

“Say hello to the orange ones,” my friend said when he dropped me at the airport. He was referring to orangutans, known for their distinctive orange color and endangered status. For years I had dreamed of seeing them in their…

I first met David Hogan, Jr., the publisher of the award winning Malaysia Asia Travel Blog, during a visit to Malaysia’s Penang Island. On that occasion, he took me to one of the island’s most popular “hawker centers,” where we…

Voracious readers, casual readers and audible listeners all need new material that’s worth our time. We care what our friends love to read and what critics suggest as must reads. It’s always great to share our findings. Please let us…

It’s no secret that midlife or “gray” divorce is skyrocketing. And, according to the AARP, 66 percent of these divorces — which have doubled since 1990 — are initiated by women. But the numbers, without any narrative, are just numbers.…

Of course women are not less attractive after 50. Many of us believe we are in fact more attractive as we grow older. And, at Betterafter50.com, we celebrate women, their spirit and their inner and outer beauty every day. So,…

I rounded a corner and stopped in my tracks. The old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station stretched before me in all her glory. Her lacy white skirts were tatted with horseshoe, ogee, and keyhole arches, while her chhatri-topped towers were held…

To reach the Mickalene Thomas “Femmes Noires” exhibition on the Art Gallery of Ontario’s fifth floor, one must first cross a gallery of Old Masters and European art, past Rembrandts and a sculpture by August Rodin. The location is fitting,…

I was hot, tired, and sweaty after a day of exploring the Colonial Walk along the Gombak River in central Kuala Lumpur. I could have hopped on the Metro, but the city’s historic Railway Station, with its lacy onion domes…

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