Chinatown

Scribbles in Chinatown – Kuala Lumpur Street Art

This is downtown Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

It’s unbearably humid, incredibly loud, packed with clueless tourists and avaricious swindlers, plus the putrid odours that waft through the air are a bit much…

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Not pictured: Crowds, touts, putrid smells, traffic, or much of any interested at all… Probably because this was taken bloody early in the morning


The Hindu Times

A couple of things struck me right away upon exiting Kuala Lumpur International Airport. One: The unbearable humidity; and two: The multiculturalism.

Having spent more time than I’d like to admit knee-deep in the rigid homogeneity of South Korea, I found the intermingling of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European people / food / architecture / culture in the capital fascinating.

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Escaping the capital for a day trip to the Batu Caves (more on that place soon), I found myself enraptured by KL’s Indian / Hindu culture. I’d gone there mainly to see our cheeky simian cousins cause all kinds of mayhem to the tourists, but came away intrigued with the sub-continents religion of choice.


Eats and Treats in Incheon's Chinatown


Incheon Station is located at the very end of Line 1 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway.  Because of its location, the writers of "Korea Top 10" on Arirang TV thought the city, specifically Chinatown, an ideal destination to be included on "Railroads", an episode I am filming with them now.  I had visited Chinatown last year and was immediately smitten with the atmosphere of the beautifully maintained neighborhood, so  I was looking forward to returning with Arirang to see even more of it.  This time, I was better prepared, bringing along with me an empty stomach and a big appetite.


ROKing Korea: Enjoying the global villages in South Korea

ROKing Korea is a weekly feature column by ROKing Magazine that explores Korean culture and expat life in South Korea. With the growing number of Korean-American expats in Korea, we’ve teamed up with ROKing, a bi-monthly, bi-lingual, Korea-centric magazine, to give you a glimpse of life in South Korea.


Destination: Russiatown (AKA Central Asia Town)



Across the street from the famous Dongdaemun street is an older part of town sometimes called Russiatown or Central Asia town). There's no big tourist welcome, no signs telling the history of the area, no indication that one has entered a Russian town, and it would be easy to pass through this area without knowing some of the history of the area. Welcome to 'Russia Town'.

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