Pangkor Top Attractions and Beaches
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
Lumut Teluk Batik BeachPangkor may not be the most beautiful island in Peninsular Malaysia, but it is certainly a little town that is less commercialized. When it comes to the bread and butter of Pangkor folks, fishing industry is still #1. Trawlers, fishers, marine producers are their primary livelihoods. If you're looking for an authentic Malaysian fishing villages that don't change much over 5 decades, then head to Sungai Pinang Kecil (SPK). Nicknamed as Pangkor Chinatown, wooden houses on stilts, street foods, hom…
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Chinese Steamed Pumpkin Cake Recipe | Kim Kua Kueh
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 07:11
Chinese Steamed Pumpkin Cake with Rice Flour Kim Kua Kuih KuehIf you can't think of anything to do with pumpkins after Halloween, then steamed pumpkin rice flour cake can be a great option. Fondly known in Hokkien (Chinese) dialect as Kim Kua Kueh, this is a traditional steamed kueh (Chinese cake) that is usually served for high tea, snacks or desserts. Savory, the essential ingredients are rice flour, dried shrimps and pumpkin. Honestly, I can finish half more than a handful pieces in one shot. Awful eh?.
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Setiawan Gong Pian @ Cheong Cia | Foochow Biscuits
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 23 September 2013 06:51
Diligent bakers at workWhen I googled for Setiawan attractions, Tua Pek Kong Temple at Jalan Pasir Panjang in Seri Manjung was the one and only that appeared. The rest on the screen were actually talking about Setiawan food, Setiawan restaurants and nothing else, but Setiawan famous, best food. So, if you're heading to Setiawan for food hunting, then this is the real town to chow down!.
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Bali Food | Cheap Eat @ Legian Kuta
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 16 September 2013 03:34
Warung Yogya serves traditional Indonesian foodI simply don't understand why foods in general are pretty expensive in Bali. Well, I meant it for tourists or visitors. Trust me, there is no correlation between price and quality/taste in Bali. Taste is subjective, and I am not prejudice but what would be the second to none food in Bali if it is not Balinese foods or traditional Indonesian foods. Why should I bother to eat Western, Japanese, Thai or Chinese in Bali? Nevertheless, not all the local cuisine can suit your taste buds.Don't judge a …
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Bali Trip | Padang Padang Beach @ South Kuta
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:16
Welcome to Padang Padang Beach South KutaFrom a typical shore of South Kuta, Padang Padang Beach became popular overnight after Julia Roberts was filmed here in Eat, Pray, Love. Since then, visitors are crowding this short beach that sits 10 minutes away from Uluwatu Temple or 20 minutes from Kedonganan Beach. We arrived in the evening before heading to Jimbaran Bay for sunset and seafood dinner.What are the interesting stuff and things to do at Padang Padang Beach?.
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Pangkor Ferry | Marina Island Jetty vs Lumut Jetty
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00
Pangkor Town Jetty Ferry TerminalLumut town is no longer the one and only gateway to Pangkor island! Of course, you can fly direct to the island with Berjaya Air from Subang. Even if you don't, do you know that there are two jetties to reach Pangkor island by ferry or boat?.
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Bali Famous Beaches | Kuta vs Legian vs Padma
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 16 September 2013 03:53
A picnic mat at Kuta Beach Bali BeachWhether it is called Kuta Beach, Legian Beach or Padma Beach, technically speaking they occupy the same stretch of west coastline of Bali island. Starting from north near the upscale villas or resorts in Seminyak, an in-between or middle range hotels area of Legian moving down to the crowded touristy zone in Kuta.Officially, Kuta Beach refers to the shorelines opposite Hard Rock Hotel while Legian Beach perhaps begins at the end of Jalan Melasti. A stretch of Legian Beach, the beach at the end o…
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Bali Trip | Jimbaran Beach Sunset Seafood Dinner
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:33
Close up of a corn manThough this was an unplanned itinerary in our Bali trip, I guess we're glad to arrive at Jimbaran Beach for sunset and seafood dinner after a relaxing evening at Padang Padang Beach. Arranged by our tour guide Mr Gusti, we reached Ganesha Seafood Restaurant about 5.30 pm ready to chow down. An elephant God as the icon, Ganesha is certainly Hindu that resonates to the faith of majority Balinese. After got off from Suzuki APV, we were ushered through the restaurant to greet a massive white sandy b…
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Bali Trip | Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Monkey Story
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 23 August 2013 07:09
Iconic Uluwatu Temple overlooking Bali SeaThe journey to Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple was as if taking ages. Zig-zagging, up down the slope, the view had flipped from the bustling concrete jungles to the real green, with sights of convenience stores, villas and motels poked out occasionally. From Tanah Lot Temple, we took almost 90 minutes to reach the entrance of Luhur Uluwatu Temple that sits in South Kuta at the end of Jl Raya Uluwatu.At last, we alighted from APV Suzuki at 3 pm. Before leaving, our driver -  Mr Made reminded us to watc…
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