Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Rubber Tree Plantation

Malaysia is known globally as a leading producer of rubber.

The latex, which is sticky and white color, is collected from the trees. The process known as Rubber tapping. The latex looks like a normal dairy milk.

Some of the products made from latex are Gloves, Tubes, Pipes and Hoses, Vulcanized Rubber Thread and Cord, Catheters, Contraceptives, Belting, Wire, Conductors and many more.

Most of the states in Malaysia grow rubber trees, normally by corporate owned plantations and small enterprises.

When the tree became mature and the latex production is decreasing it is cut and can be used in the furniture industry.

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Popular dishes

Most Malaysian dishes are served and available any day in restaurants, and likely that you are to miss something, or to wait for an event to eat it.

For e.g Rendang, a spicy meat dish, cooked during special occasions such as wedding and eid. But nowadays, you can find it easily in restaurants. 

My favorite Malay dishes or snacks are Otak otak (fish mixture), ABC (dessert) and Cendol Pulut (dessert).

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Otak Otak

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Otak otak

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Cendol pulut

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Cendol pulut

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Y.B Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad Birthplace

As I am living in North of Malaysia, today I took the opportunity to go around the city and to explore some of the attractions in Alor Setar, Kedah.

First stop at the Y.B Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad Birthplace (Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir Mohamad).

Y.B Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

It is a mini complex of malay traditional houses which includes the Y.B Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad old house, Auditorium and various exhibits.

I was fascinated by the Y.B Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad old house, the house features the living, bridal room, guest room, reading room, parents room, kitchen. The sizes of the rooms are quite  small.

In the other traditional houses within the complex, there exhibits his previous articles as a journalist for the Strait Times in Singapore, his past as a doctor, and some of his medical accessories, which includes his career as politician, family, hobbies and preferred snacks.

Outside you will also see his preferred bicycle, the Lanca once used by Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad and his brother as the transport during school days and a replica of a harvest drum

The mini complex gives you a Malay feeling, a reflection  into the life of such a great leader who had such a humble beginning. The mini complex is decorated with tropical plants.

Address: No. 18, Lorong Kilang Ais Off Jalan Pegawai Seberang Perak, Kedah, 05000 Alor Setar, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-772 1795
The entrance fee is FREE.
Visiting hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am -  5 pm
Friday 10 am -12 pm and 3 - 5 pm

Closed on Mondays and opens during public holidays and school holidays.

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Muzium Negeri Kedah - Kedah State Museum

Muzium Negeri Kedah - Kedah State Museum was built in 1936 and has a large collection of Kedah's historical, culture, and royal heritages.

Address: Lebuhraya Darulaman, Bakar Bata,
05100 Alor Setar, Kedah Darulaman

Visiting Hours:
Daily: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 12:00 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm

Entrance fee: FREE

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Kedah Royal Museum

Kedah Royal Museum is situated in the heart of Alor Setar. It is a building built in 1732, and served as a royal palace.

The museum exhibits the memories and time of the Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, prince of the Kedah royal family.

Various objects are shown such as furniture, crockery, musical instruments, dresses and many more.
 
Entrance fee: FREE
Visiting hours:

Saturday - Thursday 9 am -  5 pm
Friday 9 am - 12:30 and 2:30 - 5 pm
Open daily except Eid Fitr and Eid Al adha.
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Balai Seni Negeri - State Art Gallery

Balai Seni Negeri -  State Art Gallery, situated in the heart of Alor Setar, is an art gallery featuring the Malay culture.

Entrance fee: FREE

Address: 
Kedah State Art Gallery, Medan Bandar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah

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Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim - Gallery Sultan Abdul Halim

Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim -  Sultan Abdul Halim Gallery is located in the center of Alor Setar, vis a vis of the State Art Gallery.

The gallery has a collection of nearly 2,000 items of personal collection.

Some of the items are: antique cars, motors, bikes, gifts, dress, decoration, medals and many more.

Entrance fee: FREE

Visiting hours:

Saturday - Thursday 10 am - 5 pm

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Malay Heritage Village - Tok Su

Malay Heritage Village - Rumah Tok Su is located near the Wisma Darul Aman, Alor Setar.

The Malay Heritage Village is a mini complex of Malay houses.  The Heritage Village is open to the public. Inside the houses, there is an exhibition of the Malay furniture, crockery, Malay dresses and many more.

There is no charge for entry and it is open every day except on Eid Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays.
Entrance fee: FREE
Photos are limited due to restrictions on photo taking.

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Alor Setar Arts and Culture Festival

Alor Setar Arts and Culture Festival was held at the Culture and Arts Complex , Alor Setar, Kedah. It is a 15 days event, to promote the Malaysian Talents.

A special program dedicated to Music, Arts and Culture.


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Thursday, 17 September 2015

My e-books

Ready for purchase on Google Play or Google Books.
A housewife challenge plan for family weight loss & self-esteem improvement:
14 DAYS CHALLENGE (Google eBook)

This e-book is written for those who wish to change their overall look, improve their self-esteem and to start a healthy diet in their daily intakes.
In this e-book, I have provided, based on my experience, suggestions for dinner recipes that we used during our 14 days challenge and try outs. All recipes are mostly Asian and includes ingredients and the method of cooking.







Ready for purchase on Google Play or Google Books.
Malaysia Through A Foreign Lens
All About Malaysia (Google eBook)

I started writing about Malaysia to share my knowledge, as and when I visited places, with tourist and would be tourists that are visiting Malaysia. This is coming from myself, permanently residing in the country, not just another tourist who came and go back to tell the experience, the culture, the food and everything about Malaysia.