[PODCAST] Talkrice Vol. 2, The Post-Travel Show, Episode 3/93 min read

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In part 3 of the Post-Travel Show, writers Jacob Ruiz and Vincent Ternida join William and Gavin to talk about all this: Kek Lok See, super-sized snails, a “Fatt” man’s legacy, Peranakans, gaudy tri-shaws, questionable A&W, trees with attitude, and the truth and lies of Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat. Chara Teh also educates Gavin on a menu that includes the ambiguously translated “nasi hujan panas.”

Scroll down and follow along with the photos. For all the episodes, click on the following link or the tag below with the same name: “Southeast Asia/Taiwan Impressions.”

Footnotes & Follow-ups (in mostly-chronological order)

Opening Music – Ukulele by Bensound

Kek Lok See – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_Lok_Si

Funicular Railway – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_funicular_railways

Sentosa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentosa

Batu Ferringhi – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Ferringhi

Entopia – http://entopia.com/

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheong_Fatt_Tze_Mansion

Peranakan – http://babanyonyamuseum.com/the-peranakans/

Kebaya – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebaya

Hapa – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapa

Hokkien – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokkien

Why is Cheong Fatt Tze’s house is blue?
Practical reasons – Two colours are effective against heat – blue and white. White is synonymous with death to many Chinese so blue was the logical choice between the two.

Stadthuys – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadthuys

Melaka/Malacca – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacca

Malaccan Sultanate Palace Museum – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacca_Sultanate_Palace_Museum

Hang Tuah – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_Tuah

Hang Jebat – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_Jebat

Hang Kasturi and Hang Lekir – two other famous warriors often mentioned together with the more well-known Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat

Who was the high ranking official that hid Hang Tuah? The Bendahara. His name was Tun Perak.
Correction – The story is that it wasn’t the Sultan’s wife. It was over his mistress that the Sultan’s feathers got ruffled.

Chicken rice balls – Overrated balls made out of rice, flavored with butter, and eaten with chicken. http://www.j2kfm.com/chung-wah-chicken-rice-ball-melaka/

Closing Music – Memories by Bensound

Kek Lok See Temple

Everyday Mega-Snails, Singapore

Everyday Little Lizards – South East Asia

Batu Ferringhi

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Exterior (left), Central Courtyard (middle), Peranakan Woman in Kebaya (right)

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Fusion Décor (left, middle), Typical Peranakan Furniture – Chest with Mother of Pearl In-Lays

Malacca Sultanate Palace Replica (left), Stadthuys (middle) and Malaccan Trishaw (right)

The kind of music you would hear blaring from a trishaw in Malacca

Portuguese/Malaccan Fish & Cracker (tasted like papadam but airy)

Hang Tuah (left), Hang Jebat (right)

Shelter Tree, Ipoh

(L-R) Ipoh, Ipoh, George Town

(L-R) George Town, Malacca, Malacca | Far right = “burl”

(L-R) Siem  Reap

(L-R) Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

A&W Mozza Burger with Edible Brown Mystery Disc (middle), Chicken and Beef Hotdogs Only (right)


The Menu & Nasi Hujan Panas

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