Lydia Teh is as Malaysian as nasi lemak, char kuay teow and roti canai. Born and raised in Klang, which is about an hour’s drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, she still lives in this royal town renowned for its bah-kut-teh: herbal stewed pork consumed with copious amounts of Chinese tea.
She first dipped her toes into the world of writing when she was a “desperate housewife.” After completing a writing correspondence course, she wrote her first book in 2001. Since then her book tally has risen to eight. She has written for newspapers such as The Star and The New Straits Times, websites such as e-homemakers and Women’s International Net as well as magazines such as Her World and Good Living Magazine.
Honk! If You’re Malaysian is Lydia’s best-selling book which has surpassed 20,000 copies in sales.
After 17 years of staying home with her children, Lydia hung up her apron to run an English language centre. She is also a columnist at The Sun newspaper since 2011. Family Teh Time appears every Tuesday.
Lydia is also a Toastmaster (Advanced Communicator Bronze) and runs a Gavel Club to hone her students’ public speaking skills.
More about Lydia Teh at her media gallery.