Friday, December 31, 2010

Agnes Keith House @ Sandakan

This is about a place I visited, the Agnes Keith House. I think one should read this before paying visit to this place to have a better understanding of who Agnes is and the storyline. Below are my summaries that I had compiled.

The author: Agnes Keith.

Agnes Jones Goodwillie Newton Keith ( 4 July 1901 – 30 March 1982) was an American author who wrote about her life experiences. During her stay in North Borneo (now Sabah), she wrote three books The Land Below Wind, Three Came Home and White Man Returns. The first and third book was written in her house better known as the Newlands (now Agnes Keith House). The second book was written during her imprisonment as prisoner of wars (POW) under Japanese occupation in several locations. The Three Came Home book threw her into fame and it was later made into a film in 1950.

The husband: Henry George Keith.

Agnes married to Henry George Keith (known as Harry) in 1943. Harry, an Englishmen had been a friend of Agnes brother, Al. Agnes first met her husband when she was eight years old in California. Since then, they had not meet each other for about 10 years after Harry gone to work for the Government of North Borneo. Harry was the Conservator of Forests and Director of Agriculture under the Chartered Company and was also Honorary Curator of the Sandakan (State) Museum. He had been working in Borneo since 1925 and was based in Sandakan.

While Harry was on leave in 1934, he re-met Agnes and married her just 3 days later. Both of them went back to Borneo three months after their marriage.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

St. Michael's and All Angels Church @ Sandakan

Our next destination is the St. Michael's and All Angels Church located near the Sandakan town. It is one of the oldest building in Sandakan dated more than 100 years and had survived from WW II in 1940. In fact, it's first construction began in 1893 and took almost 30 years to complete. The designer was Mr B. W. Mountfort. 

The church was recognised as one of the world's heritage since 2005. One word when you arrive at this church is beautiful. You won't be seeing any other alike structure in Sandakan. This stone building was in fact underwent revolution from timber, brick and finally stone upon completion.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kedai Makan Pukat @ Kampung Pukat Fishing Village, Sandakan

This place is located on the road heading to Batu Sapi and outskirts of Sandakan town. It is actually a fishing aka seafood village. Thus, you can find cheap and fresh seafood here. 

On the left of the entrance pathway, you can see many ships parked at the jetty. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Learning ABC with my nephew Jun Jun

It' s been long time since I last met with my cute nephew Jun Jun. Hoping him to grow obediently, good mannered and brilliant.

Taken quite a long time ago with taking him for shopping @ 1 Utama Shopping Complex, may I present you a video of Jun Jun singing ABC in rhythm.

*clap hands*

These are two most recent pictures that my sister sent to me via phone. Missing you, naughty boy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

BaLin Roofgarden @ NAK Hotel, Sandakan

I would say that this gathering was sort like introductory week for me to this group of friends. They all had known each other earlier as they reported to work earlier. This BaLin Roofgarden is located at 8th Floor of the NAK Hotel at Sandakan Town. Previously, I never thought such a peace city would have such place to drink. 

It's always fun and pleasurable when a group of friends sat down together, chit chatting, eating or drinking etc. I'm glad that I had such opportunity at this alien place of Sandakan. Thank God for shading me and provides joyfulness to me. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Program Jalinan Mesra Majlis Tindakan Membentang Dadah (MTMD) Agensi Dadah Kebangsaan Bersama Penduduk Taman Mesra, Sandakan

Welcome back to my blog! Barely a week  ++ after I officially start working, the new PRPs were required to participate in a community service project which was unknown to us. In this event, all the government department would set up their own booth and provide exhibition, information, services etc to the member of the public. In the picture above, I was at an unknown government department booth. 

Spotted this booth with cool equipments supposedly from the Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM). I managed to take a picture with their officers clad in their cool blue uniform. Check out the equipments which comprised face mask, weight belt, diving knife, magnetic compass, snorkel, depth sounder scan, 
tank pressure gauge, depth gauge, aqua glove, underwater torchlight and cyalume light stick. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Akinabalu Youth Hostel @ Kota Kinabalu

This was me and my bulky luggage beg before departing from my house. I still can remember vividly the morning I had to leave far apart from my family due to the government 'stupid' posting. I told myself to be strong or otherwise my family members would be more reluctant in seeing me leaving away. I hold my tears and stay calmly and happy faces at all time. To be honest, it was really heart brokening saddening when you made your 'last words' to your family members especially your parents asking them to take care themselves, not to worry about yourself and taking care of their own health without your presence.

This time was a totally different scenario compared to the time I shifted out and stayed nearby my university. I am going to a totally new place that I never stepped on before, with zero friends count and  for uncertain period of time probably for 4 years. I don't even know the exact place of working and it might be probably a rural area. There are full of uncertainties and I have to face them alone. The fact was that I will not be able to see my family members that often, probably only ONCE a year. @.@

Alright, enough for the short introduction and say HELLO to the Land Below the Wind, Sabah. After reporting in at Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Sabah (JKNS), Kota Kinabalu, I then headed to Akinabalu Youth Hostel located at Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu. The taxi fares here are super expensive. A short journey of less than 4 km are fixed at RM 25 (starting price).  

Introducing to you the Gaya Street which houses numerous Budget Hotels along the street. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

OCTOPUS Sushi & Thai Restaurant @ Wangsa Walk Mall

Yo, folks! It's been long time I did not blog since I officially migrated 'dibuang negeri' to Sabah, the Land Below the Wind. Well, I am doing fine here. Back to the post, this Octopus Sushi & Thai Restaurant is located at the ground floor of Wangsa Walk Mall. The restaurant is quite spacious and offers menus similiar to the Sushi King but I guess it is cheaper than the latter. 

It is a good place to hang with your friends and spent hours of chatting here. Why? You'll will know in a short while. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

i-City Shah Alam

Presenting to you, i-City also known as city of digital lights which is the first lightscape tourism destination in Malaysia equipped with state-of- the-art LED technology displays.

Basically, all the display use LED (light emitting diode) lights. So, when you are taking pictures close to the displays, you can feel the heat generated too. 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Show time @ NoGAPS 2010

It's SHOW TIME!! Each group (total 10) will have to perform a given task assigned. There were 3 categories of performance which included:
  1. Sketch
  2. Singing
  3. Dancing
My group => PINK was assigned to do singing. We were required to blend our group colour into the theme of our performance. Since we got PINK and we have to do singing, you can expect our songs were related to love, romance or something sweet. =P

The hall used for the opening ceremony and dining had suddenly turned into a romantic candle light dinner banquet hall. There are tables covered with red cloth scattered inside the hall and at each table, there were a candle and five petals of flower (I guess that was rose). 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hainan Chicken Rice @ Hock Seong Choon Kopitiam

Our first station at Penang was this Hock Seong Choon Kopitiam located at Penang Road. Not many people are aware of this shop unless you are Penangites.  

If you observe carefully the setting in this shop, it utilises the olden  chairs benches and tables.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Community service project @ Wisma Persatuan Kanak-kanak Khas Sungai Petani, Kedah

Participants of NOGAPS 2010 are very lucky to be able to join this community service project held at Wisma Persatuan Kanak-kanak Khas Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Left- Major (Retired) Chandra
Top right- Thats me reporting as a CNN reporter with my supporters. xD
Bottom right- Participants listenened attentively to the briefing by Major Chandra.

I try to shorten my post but I have to include important information that is vital for the public as briefed by Major Chandra. So, you may expect a bit long story telling. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Yo Yo ice @ Jalan Air Panas

Introducing to you tasty, delicious and number 1 yo yo ice which can be found directly opposite the Air Panas wet market.

Their main customers are the two secondary schools located nearby this 'stall'.  

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baked crabs @ Seremban Seafood Village (芙蓉燒蟹海鮮村)

Are you craving for CRABS?  Heard about the famous crabs at Seremban? Let me bring you to one of the famous restaurant to eat your CRABS.

Marmite Crabs 1 KG

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amanah Saham 1Malaysia first dividend 6.38 sen per unit

Finally, the much awaited moment has arrived. The expected dividend payout for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia is only 3.7-4%. Many are worried about the outcome of this investment and are in doubt on the potential of this fund since it is just newly launched. For previous article on AS 1 Malaysia, click here for general info and click here for detailed explainations and key data. 

However, all doubts are now answered. Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) as on 23 September 2010 had announced the first dividend of 6.38 sen per unit for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia for financial year ended 30 September 2010. Official article here.

Gross income up to 21 September 2010 = RM 294.05 million
  1. Sale of shares contributed RM165.47 million or 56.3%
  2. Investee companies contributed RM99.80 million or 33.9%
  3. Investment in short term instruments and other income contributed RM 28.78 million or 9.8%
The income distribution achieved will be automatically credited into unit holder accounts on 1 October 2010. Hence, all account holders can update their accounts at ANSB office or ANSB agents starting from 1 October 2010. However, the income distribution statement and the fund annual report will only be send out beginning November 2010. 

So, to all my dear investors-mate who have been checking my blog for the Amanah Saham 1Malaysia information last year, are you guys satisfied? I'm am sure most of you are very happy and regretted of not purchasing more units. Haha. Who can expect the dividend payout is higher than ASM with 6.3%? 

Will be looking forward this coming 1 October to update my account book~ xD

Happy investing and happy earning!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Empayar Seremban Siew Pow

I am sure most of you have heard about the famous Seremban aka Fu Yong Siew Pow. Now, I would like to bring you to their main branch which is named as Empayar Siew Pow.

Why it is called as an empire? This place is not like the usual small shops selling the Chinese bakeries but it is a HUGE building. Their businesses have grown up to 100 franchised outlets and is recorded in Malaysia Book of Records. Sounds amazing?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cannes Tea House @ Jalan Genting Kelang

Jalan-jalan cari makan continue. This time at Cannes Tea House located nearby my house at Jalan Genting Kelang, few lots beside KFC corner lot.

Nicholas, Hooi Hoon, Chie Chek, Chui Wei, Charlene, Siew Hoon, Kuan Poh, Yen Moi, Wee Ling, Wei Kiat

This place was visited by Chui Ling of 1 day 5 meal programme before.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hoe Kee Chicken Rice @ Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka

If you mention about Hoe Kee Chicken Rice, the Melaka folks will know about it. This is another famous place to eat the chicken rice ball apart from the Kedai Kopi Chung Wah for their Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball. In addition to the chicken rice ball, this place is more famous for their assam fish head. Let's check it out.

Argg, before I managed to arrive here, Ah Xian came before me.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Revisiting Pasar Ramadhan @ Taman Melawati 2010

It's bulan Ramadhan again which marks the coming Hari Raya Puasa 2010! This time I revisit he pasar Ramadhan @ Taman Melawati with my friends.

Murtabak ayam/ daging
 Abang, macam sedap. Bagi aku murtabak ayam satu.

Roti jala, 3 for RM 1.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Clan Dim Sum Restaurant @ Sri Petaling


This is one of the famous place to eat dim sum in Kuala Lumpur. So, what it is so famous about?


Introducing to you their signature Kai Woh Pau or simply loh mai kai wrapped in pau or TAI PAU.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Petrol tank filling @ Esso petrol station

Have you seen a petrol tank vehicle filling petrol at the storage tank or reservoir? If you been pumping petrol all the times but yet to see it, let me show to you now.

First and foremost, the operator need to attach a transfer tube on the storage tank opening.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tai Zhi Cafe @ Taman Connought

Introducing value sets offered by Taizi Cafe located at Taman Connought which is one of the spot for UCSI-ians to eat. I rarely come here as the foods here are overpriced. However, there are different kinds of promotions from time to time to attract customers.

Taizi Chef Special (Highly recommended) @ RM 7.90
Sort of pork ribs with deep fried, sweet skin, scrumptious meats and fried rice. It's not in set meal.

Monday, August 23, 2010

BB HO Steamboat Restaurant (味味好火锅之家) @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

We initially wanted to try the famous fried crab at Puchong food court but too bad it wasn't open on that day. So, by chance, we dine in here at this steamboat restaurant.

This was the place we intended to go. Puchong folks should know this place very well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gilly Cafe @ Taman Segar, Cheras

Food time again! This cafe is located at the shop lots nearby the Cheras Leisure Mall. Near right?

The food kaki: Boon Jin, Yen Moi, Chui Wei, Wee Ling, Siew Hoon and Kuan Poh

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

McD Grilled Chicken Burger aka GCB

I'm sure by now you had heard about GCB or grilled chicken burger by McD. But, have you try it?

It does have special taste which comes from the char- grilled sauce. It's really something new!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fruity Bakery & Cafe @ Klang

With the aid of my GPS, we finally reached our destination, Fruity Bakery & Cafe located at Taman Chi Liung, Klang. Thanks to Ah Mei who recommended this place to us as it offers a tasty APPLE STRUDEL with original recipe from Australia. When we reached here, they were already starting to close their business. Thanks God we managed to enter the premise before the doors were closed.

One of the staff showed us the 'limited' variety of bakery offered. Reason being most of the bakery had either sold off or being packed nicely into the refrigerator or storage. Hey, they were closing the shop!

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