Monday, 12 October 2015

Johor Kaki in National Geographic Traveler

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Johor Kaki was very honoured to be involved in the May 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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The issue featured an article "Jewel of Malaysia" written by award winning author John Krich. It's about John's personal journey and encounters in Johor.

I had the privilege to meet with John and together we walked the old, historic part of Johor Bahru along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Jalan Trus, Jalan Wong Ah Fook and Meldrum Walk.


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John described Johor Kaki as one of those renegade Singaporeans seeking refuge from generic air conditioned shopping mall food courts to the imagined nether world of food alleys of Johor Bahru :-D

Actually, I am just a sentimental fellow searching for the flavours, aromas and mouth feel of my childhood food ;-p

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In the dim, wet, dingy back alley pompously named "Meldrum Walk", I tried to interest John in stingray smothered with pungent spicy chili paste, pork intestines, skin, tongue and ears braised in soya sauce and herbs, as well as many other everyday things which John found extraordinary.

John described it all so vividly in his article, through the fresh eyes of a seasoned traveler in a new place.

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A picture I took of the durian strudel at Niniq's was also featured in National Geographic Traveller magazine.

To read my blog post on Niniq <- click

Thank you John and National Geographic Traveler magazine for the opportunity.

Date: 27 Feb 2014 (Yes, it took over one year of editorial work, fact checks and double checking to produce an issue of National Geographic Traveler.)

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6 comments:

  1. You are always my idol from the South.


    Wilson

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    1. Thank you bro Wilson. You are my role model :-D

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  2. Woah! National Geographic is a big deal! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comment :-D Yes, I am very grateful for the opportunity.

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