Happee Monkee

Photography, food & travel

About Happee Monkee


Hi! I’m Mable. Born & educated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I now live in the beautiful city of Melbourne. In my previous life, I wrote for various magazines – seventeen Magazine, Marie Claire, Female and Going Places and had plenty of good memories working as a writer and stylist.

After three years, I decided to fulfill a childhood dream – to live in a foreign country within this lifetime. This new life has been a very different journey altogether. I met the love of my life (Mr. G) ; I re-kindled old ones (photography) and discovered new ones (cooking).

Happee Monkee is a spillover from Twenty Something & Cooking, blog that was started with a bunch of friends but well-ended before we hit our thirties. Food blogging became an interesting hobby, and now after two years, it is very much part of my life. I’ve met very interesting people,was featured on Rasa Malaysia, even went to some cool funky foodie events.

All material is copyrighted Happee Monkee (http://www.mabletan.com), Mable Tan. If you are interested in licensing one of my photographs for commercial purposes (I have high resolution versions of most of the pictures published on this blog), please contact me.

I hope you enjoy browsing through this website, as much as I enjoyed working on it. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, or leave a comment. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Until then, please take care and see you around.



The Happee Monkee Philosophy …

Happee Monkee is about cooking simple, delicious food, with fresh and (if we can help it) seasonal, produce. We enjoy feeding our family and our food represents that love. Yes, we obviously love to eat.

We travel around the world, experience new and different cultures, accepting that we are different and yet, all the same. We love art and photography, and believe that we should add beauty to the world, not take it away.

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

— Ray Bradbury