On a recent visit to the Motherland, I ate like a local and took photos like a tourist. Here are a few of my favourites:
Intricate carvings on a Hindu temple
Crouching Lion, Not-so-Hidden Dragon protecting a Chinese temple
‘Nasi lemak’ – Malaysian Breakfast (or Lunch, or Dinner) of Champions. Authentic apart from the melamine banana leaf.
‘Teh tarik’ – savour the condensed-milk-sweetened, frothy deliciousness of ‘pulled tea’.
And then, the most beautiful thing I had seen in a while. A gift from my sister to our mother after my father’s passing. My parents in the 1970s. Captured and secured within a silver locket, so they may remain together although apart.
Visits to Malaysia are good for the soul.
©2018 Seetha Dodd