Jasmine Apartments, 3rd Small Hill Av,
Park Sri Nibong, Neighbourhood of the last parakeet,
Island of the areca nut.
(This is the most musical address I’ve ever lived at all my life (translated from Malay)!)
My nomadic heart’s little jig five months ago when I moved to this little island is now back for an encore, for my third big move in as many years. It’s time to haul both feet to Singapore, join my partner-in-life-and-crime, and … to learn and stay still for a while. It’s time for a new challenge, one that I’m not sure how I’ll pull off. To calm the need to move constantly and its accompanying exhilaration, and morph it into a more grown-up, erm…feeling? Maybe my age this birthday will help this cause :)
I’ve spent every weekend here unearthing a new place to visit, including a few hours invested in trying to find vegetarian versions of Peranakan flavours. The result is a LOT of pictures and a LOT of scribbled notes. I haven’t figured out a way to construct a method to this madness of traveling in the same place I live, but I’m still trying.
As I say goodbye with the strangest mix of feelings, here are a few favourite spots, in no specific order.
(Yes, I can type that full name and pronounce it!)
You’ve been good to me, Penang.
Terima kasih banyak, selamat tinggal (thank you very much, goodbye!).