Kuala Lumpur: VCR Coffee and Cakes

Thursday Travels is a weekly column featuring sights and sounds from my wanderlust adventures. Come, fly with me, and we’ll explore strange cultures, exotic eats and everything in-between.

We popped in for one last cup of coffee just before our flight back. And here’s some sound advice: when at VCR, be sure to try their coffee, the King Cake and a bottle of The Tapping Tapir’s natural sodas — although chances are, you’ll end up ordering everything like what we did.

2 Jalan Galloway, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Open daily 8:30am – 11pm


Meomi Cat Cafe

All cat cafes have this magical power that relegates intelligent ten-fingered human beings to defenseless cat slaves, cooing submissively at our feline masters and being bowled over with each split-second display of cuteness. Evidently, the stars have aligned and our future is clear: cats will take over the world one day.

Meomi Cat Cafe
668 North Bridge Road, S(188801)
Open daily 11am – 10pm


Haystakt is a great platform to find unique, well-designed goods that are sourced directly from independent makers around the world. Its pop-up space at Chinatown features Singaporean makers, their goods and the stories behind them. Visit it before it disappears end March, and while you’re there, drop by the Edible Gardens to see how you can add some greenery to this concrete jungle we live in.

Haystakt Not-A-Retail-Shop
People’s Park Complex, Level 6
Open weekdays from 4-7pm, weekends from 11am-7pm

Makers of Singapore

The event took place last weekend at the National Design Centre, showcasing goods and products that are proudly made in Singapore. It’s wonderful to hear how independent makers are so passionate about their crafts and in maintaining quality. Find out more about them at makersofsingapore.com

I brought home a bottle of passionfruit jam from GSH Conserves and I love how the ingredients simply read “passionfruit, lime and sugar” – no preservatives or artificial colourings. Now I have it every morning with bread, and coffee brewed using Liberty Coffee beans.