A British YouTuber has spontaneously flown nearly 6,000 miles to Malaysia so he could enjoy his favourite local dish.
Englishman Darren Cronian, whose ‘Remote Darren’ YouTube channel boasts over 11,000 subscribers, travelled from Athens in Greece to the western Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a tasty plate of ‘nasi lemak’.
The 45-year-old told local media: “I flew from Athens to Singapore, which took around 11 hours, and then after a six-hour stopover in Singapore I flew to Kuala Lumpur.”
Despite the long trip and jet lag, Cronian enjoyed a plate of nasi lemak with fried chicken as soon as he landed in the Malaysian capital and said it was totally worth the effort.
Explaining his love for the traditional dish, he said: “It was literally the first Malaysian dish I tasted on my first visit to Kuala Lumpur, and like a typical British guy, I ate each item on the plate individually.
“After watching a local eat nasi lemak with his fingers, and mixing up all of the ingredients, it made me want to do the same.”
Cronian said that he enjoys Malaysia’s multicultural diversity and the local hospitality: “What makes it feel like my second home is the people, the food and the multicultural aspect of the country.
“I’ve never known a country in my five years of travelling where the locals are so passionate about their home and culture.”
The British YouTube now plans to spend the next four weeks in Malaysia.
Reports said that he launched his YouTube channel in 2014 after quitting his full-time IT job after 24 years to travel the world.
Earlier this year, Cronian launched the website Hivevine.com which assists people who want to work remotely.
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