This is the famous Mr. Yaw who makes the best min chang kueh in all the land. He is warm, effusive and always dressed in his trademark white shirt, shorts and matching white loafers.
This sweet old lady visits Mr. Yaw daily for his min chang kueh. She always sits at the exact same seat. She was so lavish with praise for Mr. Yaw that we suspect that she has the hots for him!
One of the cooler looking cobblers that we met along the way.
The wanton mee here was kick ass, everything right down to the noodles itself is homemade!
This soft spoken uncle has worked for 40 years in this 100 year old clinic. Just look at those overladen shelves of patient records, who needs computers?
Coffee and cigarettes, made better by some frenetic Chinese chess.
This lovely lady has been working daily for decades serving char kway teow. She was beaming with pride when she told me about her son, who now works in Tan Tock Seng Hospital!
The old lady on the right told me that she has been patronising this medical hall since she was a little girl!
This pastry shop has been in the family for generations, and they use a huge wooden stove for their baking! And just look at that wall behind her that is filled with old pictures and clippings!
The aged proprietor of the pastry shop, sitting alongside a row of freshly baked bread.
In a country where a fifty-year-old house is considered new, time has a different meaning. Food is meant to be enjoyed, the afternoons are relaxed and lulling, and everyone seems poised to strike up a conversation or to offer a smile. Beyond the headlines, Malaysia is a beautiful land filled with truly beautiful people.