Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

As published in the New Straits Times, Travel Times, 31 March 2008, and NST Travel Online. Temperatures here never drop below 26ºC, so who would have thought that Malaysians can get so fired up about ice skating? Ardent figure-skaters offer MAJIDAH HASHIM a zillion reasons to keep on skating. Story and Pictures by MAJIDAH HASHIM […]

As published in the New Straits Times, Travel Times, 25 November 2008, and NST Travel Online. What’s so difficult about climbing up a few ropes strung up like a cobweb amongst the trees? MAJIDAH HASHIM finds out at Nomad Mountain School’s Pinnacle Adventure High Ropes Course. Story and Pictures by MAJIDAH HASHIM “NO, no, you […]

As published on Travel – NST Online, 26 August 2008. Unabridged version published in The New Straits Times – Travel Times, 26 August 2008. You’ve never ridden the nightmare bus until you find yourself in a rickety bus to Laos, strapped stiffly to your seat and hemmed in on all sides by goods, passengers and […]

Sk8r Kids


As published in Time Out KL magazine (July 2008.) and website. Life just cannot get crueller than this: Fully grown adults, garbed in Backstreet Boys meets Vanilla Ice fashion (complete with Aaron Carter headgear), scramble on their feet and crawl against the walls of the Sunway Pyramid ice skating rink; while high-pitched little children in […]

Burmese Daze


My law abiding friend, Ray, snapped these photos on AirAsia last month. My first Myanmar article is out. I am delighted and sad at the same time, and this is in light of the devastation brought about by Cyclone Nargis that struck the capital last month, the same month this article is published. Looking at […]