Sunday, February 28, 2010

First Time

So it is Chap Goh Mei.

Two of the best love songs by Surface in the 80's.

Friday, February 26, 2010


Jalan Pasar at Pudu is a bust of commercial activities in the morning especially the little makeshift stores lining up the roadside selling 'cheap-cheap' stuffs ala 'Lorong kulit' style as in Penang.

Shops selling electronic stuffs are concentrating in this area and one could easily find any replacement parts for audio-visual electronic components as well as the air-con remote control as the one I was looking for.

Besides, this is also the best place to hunt for aquarium fishes for those pet lovers. Various tropical and exotic fishes are sold at very cheap prices.

It is located within walking distance from the Pudu LRT station.

I will be going back there to buy the Platy and Guppy fishes once I get my aquarium ready.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dong Zen Temple

Dong Zen Fo Guang Shan Temple is located in Jenjarom, a Chinese village in Selangor, which is about 20 minutes drive from Klang town.

Every year, thousands of people, especially tourists, thronged this place to visit the annual lantern and floral festival.

There were spectacular garden landscapes with beautiful lighted up figurines as well as thousand lanterns, making this temple a perfect place to hang out especially during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken with Long Bean Steamed Rice, RM14.oo

Found these street hawker stores lining along end of Jalan Ipoh-Jalan Kepong roundabout, near the Store (Taman Kok Lian).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tempurung Folks

Two boys trying to lit a cigarrette.

Lotus seeds are sold in a bundle of five for RM1.80

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ipoh Hawker food

Visit to Ipoh is incomplete without trying out the street food. I have read about nice food in Ipoh old town and especially the original white coffee.

Not knowing the street name, I called up a friend to find out, so that I could key in the name in the GPS. I was told the street name was something like "Leech", but I could't find it in the GPS. Next, I was told about the landmark, somewhere near Kinta flat, and yes, the key word was there.
Following the GPS direction, we reached the street where the Eu Yan San shop was also located. It turned out that the road name was Bandar Timah (Tin Town) Road.
One thing about going to 'famous' hawkers, and especially so during Chinese New Year, the bussiness was overwhelming, as many customers came by big crowd of families. Thus, we waited for 15 minutes to get a table and the next near 30 minutes for the food to come.

So, was it worth the waiting? I didn't think so.
Ipoh Old Town Curry Mee, RM4.00

The Curry mee was too salty, definitely not of my liking. Unlike northern Curry Mee, which comes with toufu, cockles and blood cake, this particular one only contain Char Siew and Siew Yok (grilled pork). The Hakka Mee was just plain, well too far off from the famous Petaling Street's backlane Hakka Mee.
For lunch, we headed to the so-called famous Yong Liu (sfuffed food) under the big tree at King Road as recommended by a friend, which turned out to be disaster.

The original under-the-tree store was overcrowded with tables spilled over to the car park and looked very unhygiened. It was like a hungry ghost feast with people coming in big crowds.

We went to the new Big Tree hawkers next to it, though appeared more hygienic, with equally crowded tables. We waited 30 minutes for the food to come and very disappointed with the tastless Koay Teow and Bee Hoon soup.

I guess different people have different taste but, this place is a no-no recommendation. I said the food is really tasteless because they were devoid of lard or a least garlic oil, which is a must for any Chinese delicacies.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gua Tempurung

Gua Tempurung is located about 10 minutes drive from Gopeng exit from PLUS highway. I have not heard of this place until recently. Though it is not that spectacular, this is probably a place for sight-seeing in this boring town of Gopeng. Various packages are available, depending of distance and duration of the walk in the cave. We chose the RM9 package, lasting 1 hour hike up-and down.


Lawan Kuda

Visited my relatives in Lawan Kuda Village in Gopeng. This area used to be a MCA stronghold but fell after 8th March 2008.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


5 more days to go.

This year, the 'mood' is not as great as previous years before.

Probably due to other 'hotter' events happening at the same time, 1garbage, sodomy dramas.....

And, yes..... I am on-leave now.

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Tigers at the Golden City

Thursday, February 04, 2010


Peanut soup dessert at Kepong, RM2.00

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ace Songs

Red @ KLCC

I was once fell crazy over the song 'The Sign' by Ace of Base, but here is a nice song remix cover of Emil Chao's "Hua Xin' with similar dance-pop beat.

Download of the album is available here.