Monthly Archives: February 2009

Strange houses

When people is strange, their houses can be strange too.

While i was driving, i slowed down my car abruptly…. and took a close look at the double storey house located near the Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road) – Kuala Lumpur.  Something extraordinary I have never seen.  SOOOOOO many lanterns!!!!

I pondered, maybe this owner supplies lanterns?  Or gotten these lanterns on very cheap sale!  Or promotion buy 1 get 100!???

Never seen such a thing... More lanterns than chinese temples.

Never seen such thing... More lanterns than chinese temples.

Let's guess how many lanterns.  My guess... 300-400!

Close shot. Let's guess how many lanterns. My guess... 300-400!

These shots were taken when I was in Kuala Lumpur during Chinese New Year.

Another strange thing seen today……

A KTV bar/pub called Cleopatra KTV (Bencoolen Street, Singapore)… has put lots of ‘heart’ to decorate their  premises ‘nicely and uniquely’ for 2009 Chinese New Year.

I’ve never seen so big red firecracker in my entire life….

Giant red firecracker at Bencoolen Street

Giant red firecracker at Bencoolen Street

So many shuttlecock containers... I afraid the roof may collapse.. haha.

So many shuttlecock containers... I afraid the roof one day may collapse.. haha.

Do you think its nice?  Hmm… people can be very creative and this owner is very creative that I don’t think its nice to see though.  Kinda scary to me…and it also tells that this owner plays loads of badminton games.. hahaha….

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Tao Payoh Town Centre

Saturday walk at Tao Payoh with a friend of mine.  Interesting to find the area of Tao Payoh…Can find, bus station, mrt station, markets, shops, branded stores, food… all at one place.  Worth to explore abit here…

A very big area… I didn’t know Tao Payoh Town Centre started in 1998 until i took this photo below:

Tao Payoh Town Centre 1998

Tao Payoh Town Centre 1998

Ok… lets explore abit here…

Welcome to Tao Payoh Centre

Welcome to Tao Payoh Town Centre

The shopping street

The shopping street

What I like about Tao Payoh is, the shops are close with each other… small and lots of things to see.

The street.....

The street.....

Pinky Toy Bag - I feel like punching this bag.. don't you have this feeling too?  She better walk fast!

Pinky Toy Bag - I feel like punching this bag.. don't you have this feeling too? She better walk fast!

While walking and taking shots here and there..Met this Pink Toy Bag… or should I called “punch bag”?  The shot was little blur.. coz i was chasing to take this picture and trying to give “upper kick” at her bag!.. gegegegee…. AIYAK!!!!

The Town is pretty big...

The Town is pretty big...

This place can actually spend my whole saturday afternoon here...

This place can actually spend my whole saturday afternoon here...

Jagabee is so YUMMY!

I wanted to write this about Jagabee… yummy and tasty.  French fries made in Japan… I am not sure if this is available in Malaysia but it is widely available in Singapore. A product from Calbee.

As i said, I like fattening food… a snack item that i like to eat while watching TV, or online…. Better than McDonald’s french fries.  Once you start eating, you can’t stop….

Yummy Jagabee in cup

Yummy Jagabee in cup

Price is ‘not cheap’ for a small item like this..

Ayam Penyet Ria (Smashed Fried Chicken)

Went to this Ayam Penyet Ria at Lucky Plaza.  It is a type of Indonesian food.  Always find a big crowd even though it is between the lunch and dinner time.

In English, it called “Smashed Fried Chicken”… i wondered why named “smashed”?  The chicken was in nice piece of drumstick and wasn’t smashed at all…

I find the food is ok… not really fantastic but it is worth to try.  What i don’t like is, the plate doesn’t have gravy on it… white rice and Indonesian Fried Chicken.   I need gravy in my rice though.. been eating like this since i was a baby. hahahaha… You probably will like it more if you are someone who is ok having no gravy white rice…

You can check out the website and find the locations by clicking here

Ayam Penyet Ria at Lucky Plaza, Orchard

Ayam Penyet Ria at Lucky Plaza, Orchard

A set of Rice & the Smashed Chicken... comes with potato,cucumber,sambal

A set of Rice & the Smashed Chicken... comes with potato,cucumber,sambal and kangkong vegetable

Ayam Penyet aka Smashed Chick

Ayam Penyet aka Smashed Chick

Sometimes when you are in a food court, you may find Indonesian food stalls sells Ayam Penyet too…. whether the Ayam Penyet sell at food court (kopitiam) taste good or not I am not too sure, but this Ayam Penyet specialised restaurant sure have many patrons!  Actually, every restaurant in Singapore is crowded with patrons whether the food taste delicious or yuck….

Thinking about it, a survival industry in the economic downtown in Singapore is F&B….whether the food is yummy or sucky, still the restaurant is packed.  Ripley’s Believe it or not? hahahaha…

Well, the restaurant served other type of dishes… but this Ayam Penyet set is recommended dish….

The dish is worth to try, not expensive, just S$6.50 for the set.

The Banana Leaf Apolo

When check at Google search, keyword: “Banana Leaf Singapore”. In the first page, you will find Banana Leaf Apolo…. Checked the website by clicking here.  To make something different, I went there because of the 1st page shown in Google search.

The restaurant is located at Race Course Road, near the Little India.

The environment is quite comfortable, with air condition.  The food…… I would say just average.  The main vegetable dish comes only two dishes, cabbage and somewhat dish that i dare not to touch.  Whereas, the Sri Nirvana Maju I had in Bangsar Kuala Lumpur lots better…more vegetable dishes given with the rice.

I ordered 1 plate of curry chicken, 1 plate of fried chicken and 1 plate of sambal fish.

The chicken curry is watery (not thick) and sambal fish plate very little.

Although the restaurant looks welcoming, was packed with patrons… but it seems the restaurant is not as great as I expected though.

The Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Road)

The Banana Leaf Apolo (Race Course Road)

Entrance

Entrance

Me at the restaurant - see the crowd behind?

Me at the restaurant - see the crowd behind?

Does it look as nice as Sri Nirvana Maju in Bangsar, KL?  No horrr...

Does it look as nice as Sri Nirvana Maju in Bangsar, KL? No horrr...

Sambal fish

Sambal fish

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Curry Chicken - the gravy not thick!

Curry Chicken - the gravy not thick!

But still we finished the dishes... not to waste money what.  Not cheap! Bill S$25.00 (include two ice lemon tea drinks)

But still we finished the dishes... not to waste money. Banana Leaf is always not cheap! Bill S$25.00 for two persons (include two ice lemon tea drinks)