Tea Time, Food Paradise and Koi Watching at City Mall

By Mildred Jones If you're following my articles, you know I have transported myself into the bubble of creativity that City Mall, Johore Bahru provides; to soften thy pockets and fill thy gut. I have been immersed in drinking coffees, juices and trying out all desserts. Amidst the financial economic climate, let’s bring in some … Continue reading Tea Time, Food Paradise and Koi Watching at City Mall

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Strawberry Jam, Scones and an Invitation to Tea

By Mildred Jones The tradition for Afternoon Tea dates back to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. The story is told that, serving dinner as late as 9:00 pm left the Duchess hungry. To stave off the hunger pangs, she would ask for tea, bread, and cakes to be brought … Continue reading Strawberry Jam, Scones and an Invitation to Tea

Rumah Bebe

By Mildred Jones This eastern cultural gem is nestled within the charm of Katong’s historical heritage sites. It in-houses the lost art of making the Peranakan, “Kasut Manek”, beaded slippers, worn by the Nonyas. It also showcases the traditional art forms of jewellery, porcelain, hand crafted handbags and embroidered kebayas. The descendants of the Baba Nonyas … Continue reading Rumah Bebe