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20 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CAFES IN MALAYSIA

A good food is a must when you want to choose a café but nowadays good food is not enough to satisfy one’s hunger because it has to come together with an aesthetically pleasing interior. So get your camera ready for an Instagram-worthy experience at all these cafes that we’ve listed down just for you.

KEDAH

#1 Caffe Diem

Fancy hanging out at a café that was originally a prison during the colonial era circa 1800? Then, check out this charming cafe called Caffe Diem. There’s a room there reserves for private functions called Tunku Room, which is decorated with photos of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. Since Caffe Diem is located in Pekan Cina (China Town), its private dining room was named the China Room. The room, however, is not a typical Chinese-style room but is infused with local culture and contemporary arts. Patrons of Caffe Diem are greeted by five beautifully handcrafted Chinese lanterns by the local artisan and lantern-maker. One of the most interesting fixture at the café is its hanging Perahu Kedah (small row boats), which is suspended from the glass ceiling of its enclosed double volume courtyard of the building.

Caffe Diem
44, Jalan Penjara Lama, Pekan Cina
Alor Setar

Tel No:
04-730 8895

Business Hour
12:00 NOON – 12:00 AM (Opens Daily)

E-mail:
[email protected]

#2 Art Nature Café

This cosy little café focuses on fresh coffee and healthy, vegetarian food. Although its location is a little secluded but that’s the beauty of it. Apart from its delicious assam laksa and handmade noodle soup, Art Nature Café’s garden-inspired décor and eclectic furniture add to the relaxing ambience of the café. This café has also become a favourite spot for a pre-wedding photoshoot.

Art Nature Cafe
158 Taman Berjaya, Lorong Teratai Merah 1,
05050 Alor Setar, Kedah,

Tel Number
+6011 55088158 / +6017 4833795 (Thony)

Business Hour
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (

Email
[email protected] / [email protected]

PENANG

#3 Norm

Norm is a quaint and cosy little haven tucked in a hidden corner of Lebuh Carnarvon in the heart of George Town, serving specialty coffee, specialty tea, cocktails, as well as delicious signature waffles and tiramisu. This café is definitely an insta-worthy hang out with its minimalistic décor, rattan furniture, real plants complete with natural sunlight.

Norm
260C, Lebuh Carnarvon,
George Town, Penang

Tel Number
+6017- 401 1300

Business Hour
10 AM – 12 AM (Opens Daily)

Email
[email protected]

#4 Pik Nik

In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay. Therefore, hanging out at Pik Nik will definitely help lessen your stress because there’s a section in the café that is fully pink. Apart from that, Pik Nik is such a funky café and its comfy sofas, rocking chair and colourful pillows just make you want to laze around at the café.

Pik Nik
15, Nagore Road,
10050 George Town,

Tel Number
+604 – 226 0562

Business Hour
12.00 NOON – 12 AM (Closed every Tuesday)

Email
[email protected]

#5 Matcho Café

This dreamy café makes you think of a warm summer breeze with its pink walls, green plants and rattan furniture. Matcho Café itself stated that it offers a great selection of summer treats and food with matcha and chocolate beverages and desserts as their specialty.

Matcho Cafe
99B, Lebuh Noordin,
10300 George Town

Tel Number
+604-261 0031

Business Hour
10.30 AM – 11.30 PM (Closed every Tuesday)

Messenger
m.me/matchocafe

PERAK

#6 Burps Giggles

Burps Giggles has all the elements to become a hit on Instagram, which the café quickly did. What’s not to like about this funky café – it is part of a colonial-era shophouse, there is an eye-catching giant murals on the walls, as well as a quirky mix of antique and contemporary décor and furnishing that are so 80ish.

With desserts such as locally-made gelato, the cempedak with seared gula melaka bananas, and cendol gelato with atapchi and longan, this café is not one to miss when you are in Ipoh.

Burps Giggles
93-95, Jalan Sultan Yusof
30000 Ipoh, Perak

Tel Number
+605-246 1308

Business Hour
09.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Weekdays)
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Weekends)

E-mail
[email protected]


#7 Thumbs Café

Thumbs Café may have the look of a typical traditional Malay house but the café actually serves both local and western food with a contemporary twist. I guarantee that you will feel nostalgic once you step inside this rusty-looking café because its antique décor such as the sewing machine, gramophone and old potraits will remind you of your childhood home in the kampung.

Thumbs Café
133 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
30450 Ipoh

Tel Number
+6019-776 0618

Business Hour
06.00 PM – 01.00 AM (Closed every Tuesday)

E-mail
[email protected]


NEGERI SEMBILAN

#8 Once Upon A Bear Café

Unleash the inner child in you by hanging out or celebrating birthday at this new insta-worthy café in Seremban 2, which is filled with various kind of cute teddy bears. Everything about this café screams “fluffy and cuddly”.

Once Upon A Bear Café
No.233-G, Jalan S2 B10, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2
Seremban

Tel Number
+606-601 8017

Business Hour
12.00 NOON – 04.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday and Wednesday)
05.00 PM – 23.00 PM

E-mail
[email protected]


MELAKA

#9 Eat At 18

A hidden gem in Hang Lekiu Street, Eat at 18 is a quaint little café with a courtyard that is perfect for taking selfie. Inside, it’s a genuine café filled with artworks, books and chandeliers. This café is specially known for its fresh juice drinks made from exotic local fruits such as mangosteen, durian, dragon fruit and star fruit.

Eat At 18
18 Jalan Hang Lekiu
75200 Melaka

Tel Number
+606-281 4679

Business Hour
08.30 AM – 06.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)

Messenger
m.me/eatat18

Source
http://www.fishmeatdie.com

JOHOR

#10 Bev C Cafe

Rather than being just a fashion label, Bev C doubles up as a café, providing a space for creativity to be expressed through fashion design together with beverage crafting. While their philosophy in fashion is ‘Seeking your own style’, their philosophy in their foodie is “We serve what we like to eat”, which will go along well with the adventurous millennials.

Bev C Café
54 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Johor Bahru

Tel Number
+6016-725 3530

Business Hour
10.00 AM – 05.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)

E-mail
[email protected]

PAHANG

#11 90 Degrees Café Art

90 Degrees Cafe Art is located in a refurbished wooden grocery stores in the heart of the Air Putih neighbourhood. This unique space has soaring ceilings, well pre-served wooden structure and a warm and classic atmosphere that met with the relax nature of a beach fronted city. It is the perfect place to chill out and have great chatter with your friends and family.

90 Degrees Café Art
B-882 Jalan Air Putih
Kuantan, Pahang

Tel Number
+609-505 5905

Business Hour
10.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)

E-mail
[email protected]


TERENGGANU

#12 Terradala Museum Cafe

Terradala (which means ‘Land of the Dala flower’) is a cafe, mini museum, crafts and souvenir store rolled into one. At Terradala, travellers are also invited to savour the drinks and delicacies available at affordable prices. The café also encompasses an outdoor garden that features a wooden gazebo made from chengal.

Terradala Museum Cafe
77A Jalan Sultan Sulaiman
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Tel Number
+609-626 2020

Business Hour
08.30 AM – 05.30 PM (Opens Daily)

E-mail
[email protected]


KELANTAN

#13 The Bold Lab Café

A place to experiment art, coffee and food, in alphabetical order. As bold as its name, this quirky café has various kind of lab equipment such as flasks, beakers, test tubes as interior decoration, minus the mad professor. Science students will probably feel at home at this cafe. For those leaning towards right-brain, this café will give you a chance to imagine that you are chilling out with friends at a science lab, perfect for an instagram selfie.

The Bold Lab Café
Jalan Abdul Kadir Adabi
Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Tel Number
+609-743 3868

Business Hour
11.00 AM – 11.00 PM (Daily)

E-mail
[email protected]


SARAWAK

#14 Sukha Café

This quaint and quirky café is definitely a magnet for millennials hunting for an insta-worthy café. Sukha Café is filled with random antique stuff such as old radios and a scooter, as well as high ceiling and lamps that are decorated with tons of bicycles’ wheels. The café serves Asian, Western and fusion food and quite innovative too. Check out their beef rendang penne.

Sukha Café
Ground Floor, Titanium Tower,
Lot 11963, Block 16, Brighton Square,
Jalan Song, Kuching, Sarawak

Tel Number
+6082-555 915

Business Hour
11.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Closed every Tuesday)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
http://themakanpost.blogspot.com


KUALA LUMPUR

#15 Merchant Lane

When it comes to Instagrammable cafes in KL, no doubt Merchant’s Lane is on top of our list. What’s the best way to explain East Meets West? Merchant’s Lane. Tucked in off Chinatown, Merchant’s Lane has a strong Asian vibe with rattan chairs and rustic walls. Every corner screams picture-perfect. The entrance is a bit discreet so have fun hunting down Merchant’s Lane.

Merchant Lane
No, 150 Jalan Petaling
Kuala Lumpur

Business Hour
11.30 AM – 10.30 PM (Closed every Wednesday)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
klfoodie


#16 Pokok KL Cafe

If you’re from MAHSA University, you’re one lucky fellow. Located at the entrance of the university, this cafe is famous for its open and natural concept. With big glass panels surrounding the cafe, you’ll be able to enjoy the lush greenery view and natural lighting to take that perfect food shot. Due to their rising popularity, it can get a little crowded at times so the waiting time might be the only downside here, but with such eye-catching interior as well for food that look too pretty on a plate, the wait is certainly worth it.

Pokok KL Cafe
MAHSA Avenue, Block B,
Jalan Elmu, off, Jalan Universiti,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel Number
+603-8408 1811

Business Hour
09.00 AM – 09.00 PM (Opens Daily)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
klfoodie


#17 Birch KL

Inspired by a West Hollywood vibe, Birch is an Instagrammer’s dream. Aesthetic (and delicious!) foods and a slick cocktail menu if you fancy something stronger than coffee.

Birch KL
Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela,
Damansara Kuala Lumpur

Tel Number
+603-2011 5966

Business Hour
09.00 AM – 01.00 AM (Opens Daily)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
bigseventravel


SELANGOR

#18 Aether Cafe

When we say this is a hidden gem, we literally mean ‘HIDDEN’ gem. Situated inside Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, this will be a somewhat difficult spot to find if you are a first-time visitor. And health junkies, Aether Cafe’s menu may just be perfect for you as they focus on dishing out meals that are good for the body (and soul). Enjoy the leafy green view outside surrounding the cafe and if you’re looking for a hideout to get some work done, Aether Cafe is great as they provide plug points so you’ll have no excuse to leave till you complete your work!

Aether Cafe
No. 16, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel Number
+603-2856 0416

Business Hour
10.00 AM – 07.00 PM (Closed every Wednesday)
10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Every Friday and Saturday)

Messenger
m.me/aethercafe

Source
klfoodie
Photo credit @maxin.mx (instagram)


#19 Bukku Cafe

A Japanese-inspired cafe in the bustling KL city, you’ll find peace and solitude at Bukku Cafe. White toned with wooden furnishing, it has the Muji minimalism that brings harmony. It has a rustic backyard that resembles fall, sunbath yourself and have a zen moment.

Bukku Cafe
Jalan Singgahsana 4A/KU5,
Bandar Bukit Raja, 41050 Klang,

Tel Number
+6012-567 7392

Business Hour
08.30 AM – 10.00 PM (Opens Daily)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
klfoodie


#20 La Fleur X Uniqorn

If you’re itching for a little dose of magic in your life, La Fleur X Uniqorn is the place to be at. In true Instagram-worthy café style, La Fleur X Uniqorn has its own bright baby pink bathtub covered to the brim in balls of various pink shades. If this doesn’t scream Insta-worthy, we’re not sure what will.

La Fleur X Uniqorn
E1-01-02, Sunway GEO Avenue,
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya

Tel Number
+6011-1179 6750

Business Hour
02.00 PM – 12.00 AM (Opens Daily)
02.00 PM – 01.00 AM (Every Friday)
12.00 NOON – 01.00 AM (Every Saturday and Sunday)

E-mail
[email protected]

Source
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DISCOVER UNDERWATER WORLD AT MAGNIFICENT AQUARIUMS IN MALAYSIA

The underwater is full of mystery and that’s why many divers are obsessed to exploring the “wonderland”.

A man made aquarium, to certain extent, is also a great place for you to explore the beauty of the underwater world in a safer way with an easy access.

It is a one-stop destination to showcase the underwater creatures, which brings huge benefits for parents and children with all sorts of information.

Experience Malaysia will recommend some of the largest aquariums in Malaysia, which could be guidance for your next family trip. One of the top picks includes the newly opened SEA LIFE Malaysia located at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru.

Aquaria KLCC

Have you planned a visit to the Aquaria KLCC?

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Aquaria KLCC is one of the most exciting educational destinations for families in Malaysia.

Showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures, this state-of-the-art aquarium not only allows kids to see the myriad of fish on display, they also get to interact, touch, and sometimes even feed the creatures in the tanks.

The oceanarium is situated beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is within walking distance of the Petronas Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall – perfect for an entire day’s worth of sightseeing and activities with the family.

Highlights include a 90-metre transparent underwater tunnel where hundreds of fishes, Sand Tiger sharks, stingrays, marine turtles and other sea creatures swimming around unhindered in the vast oceanarium, a spectacular live show of divers feeding these creatures at meal times and a rare opportunity to come into contact with live starfish and bamboo shark at the Touchpool area.

If you want to spend some time at Aquaria KLCC, these are some tips that you can refer: buy your tickets online ahead of time; book a Learning package or guided tour; visit at feeding time throughout the day; get your souvenirs before exit point; stay in a nearby luxury hotel.

Ticket Price: RM49 (Adult); RM39 (Child); RM39 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Website: http://www.aquariaklcc.com/

SEA LIFE Malaysia

 

The tourism industry in Johor is expected to achieve greater heights with the opening of SEA LIFE Malaysia, the latest attraction at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

Dubbed the country’s first interactive LEGO themed aquarium, this highly awaited double-storey aquarium provides a fun and exciting learning experience that combines education and conservation. With a blend of LEGO’s approach of building imagination through play, SEA LIFE Malaysia promises a great day out for the entire family.

This new marine sanctuary comprises 13,000 marine life with 120 species from 11 different habitat zones. SEA LIFE Malaysia has been a hit now and it is expected to mesmerize even more visitors while inspiring kids to learn, love and care for the ocean through edutainment.

Amongst the marine life now housed across 25 tanks are Stingrays, Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Shark, Seahorses, and more. Other amazing discoveries include magical storytelling, interactive displays, hands-on encounters at the Rock Pool zone, special habitat zones which comprises of a Malaysian Rainforest, a Stingray Bay and a fascinating Ocean Tank, the largest tank that is filled with 400,000 litres of water.

Spanning 6-metres long and over 2-metres wide, the Ocean Tank features fun and interactive experiences that introduces visitors to the marine life and marine conservation. On top of this, guests can keep a lookout for special LEGO Mini-Figures and other LEGO sea creatures as they embark on their educational journey at SEA LIFE Malaysia.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has been attracting locals and tourists to state, with Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and China being amongst the top markets for the resort. For the latest update on promotion and activities, stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.

Ticket Price: 1-Day SEA LIFE (Open Dated) – RM95 (Adult); RM74 (Child); RM74 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 6pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Website: https://www.legoland.com.my/sealife/sealife/

The Shore Oceanarium Melaka

Located at The Shore Shopping Gallery Melaka, The Shore Oceanarium is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed spot on your itinerary, where both kids and adults can find it so educational and yet fun for their trip here.

Opened in 2015, it features some of the latest technology for aquarium such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided) and visitors are encouraged to look for quiz answers as they walk around.

It is and extraordinary interactive journey to learn the earth ecosystem and allow you to discover creatures from land to the sea.

Some highlights in Oceanarium:

Interactive Touch Pool – Visitors can gently touch the skin of star fish, sea cucumber, bamboo shark and jellyfishes.
Jungle Quest – People can learn more about reptile, snake, frog, butterfly, insects, lizards and etc at this place. |
Ocean journey – Some of the key attractions here include Oceanarium Theatre, Shark Quest, Sea Shell Museum and 3D Movie Theatre.
River Story – Learning about river ecosystem around the world including Indian River, Chinese Mountain Stream, Australian River, Lake Malawi and etc, which exhibits different species of fish native.
Kampung Penyu – The Shore Oceanarium collaborates with Fisheries Department Malaysia to educate and create awareness on protection of sea turtle.

After taking a visit here, you should not miss the Sky Tower Melaka for the best views of the city. The Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka is located directly above The Shore Shopping Gallery.

Ticket Price: RM40 (Adult); RM30 (Child); RM30 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10.30am – 9pm
Address: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery,193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Website: https://www.oceanariummelaka.com/

Underwater World Langkawi

Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World is one of the top attractions on the Langkawi island. It is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquaria in Southeast Asia.  Since its operation on 26 August, 1995, it has become one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

This huge white building covering some 60,000 square feet area houses more than 4,000 marine creatures that include over 500 species of fish and many other underwater life. It also showcases many different types of birds, animals and other inhabitants that are found in tropical rainforests, temperate and even sub-Antarctic regions.

At Underwater World Langkawi, we have three main sections, which display Tropical Rainforest River Ecosystem, Temperate Sub-Antarctic and Marine Section. Other attractions include the Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Reptilium Section, Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous Venomous Section.

There are information kiosks, wildlife gallery and a 3D audio/video room with a capacity of 200 where you can learn and gather myriad of information about birds, animals and aquatic life.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Research Development, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

Visitors are thus provided with a one-stop shopping, eating and entertainment package, all of which are available within one area.

Ticket Price: RM36 (Adult); RM26 (Children); RM29 (Senior Citizens)
Opening Hour: 10am – 6pm (Daily); 9.30am – 6.30pm (School Holidays / Public Holidays)
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: https://underwaterworldlangkawi.my/

 

On top of the aquariums recommended above, it is worth mentioning that one of the distinctive galleries at the National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur is an aquarium, whereby all visitors can get the chance to take a closer look at a variety of fishes and corals that form a unique ecosystem.

Unknown to many, Penang has a small aquarium known as Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, which is located at a fishing village in Batu Maung. Is not a large aquarium but it has everything you want to see inside. The aquarium has 25 tanks to showcase various types of marine life, especially those found in the regional waters. Among them are the lion fish, the boxfishes, moray eels, tangs, surgeon fish, cat sharks, stone fish, angel fish, blue spotted stingray, fox face fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, damsels, bivalves and more.

For tourists who visit Sabah, do not forget to add the Aquarium and Marine Museum Kota Kinabalu into your list. The attraction is located right in the city centre at the University Malaysia Sabah. Apart from having a chance to see all types of marine life, there are mangrove habitat, free standing exhibition tank, open-water reef exhibition centre, diorama Sipadan deep dive and many more await you.

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EXPLORE EXOTIC FACETS OF MOROCCO’S MUSICAL HERITAGE

Music is fundamental in the Moroccan daily life and it is at the heart of this nation’s cultural heritage. At this year’s RWMF, festival goers will have the rare opportunity to experience the music of Mehdi Nassouli whose passion for preserving Moroccan music is matched by his energetic and engaging stage presence.

Born in Taroudant in southern Morocco, Mehdi experienced the rhythms and sounds of traditional Moroccan culture while growing up. This inspired him to dedicate his life to studying instruments and the voice of his people. He immersed himself in the rhythms and spiritual trance of “Gnawa music practised by his ancestors.

Mehdi was also enamoured by the Malhoune poetic arts and deqqa, a traditional form of art from Taroudant and spent the better part of a decade learning several traditional musical styles across Morocco.

Drawn intrinsically to new rhythms, he took up the guembri, a percussive stringed instrument that is the foundation of Gnawa music and learned to master it from great musicians.

Launched into the international scene by festival director Brahim El Mazned, Mehdi now has many projects and international collaborations where he pushes those traditions ahead with enthusiasm. As a fusion artist, he has collaborated and shared the stage with many international artists. Mehdi was featured on French guitarist Titi Robin’s album Les Rives in 2012 and the two later collaborated on a joint album, Taziri in 2015, with both albums yielding extensive international touring. His collaboration with other genres, such as jazz and hip hop has earned him legions of followers.

Watch him perform at the RWMF 2019 – leading his traditional 5 piece, dazzling the crowd with mesmerizing dance and gnawa percussion, and endearing himself to the audience with his irresistible smile.

RWMF2019 MEHDI NASSOULI

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place on July 12-14 at the Sarawak Cultural Village and is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth Sports Sarawak.

For further information on tickets, festival activities and logistics, please log on to https://rwmf.net/

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Travel to Melaka

AIRASIA FLYING INTO AND OUT OF MELAKA FROM 1.7.2019

AirAsia is renovating her office at Melaka International Airport at Batu Berendam, Melaka.

AirAsia will fly into and out of Melaka from 1st. July 2019.

Finally, reality has set in as AirAsia is coming to Melaka.

Hope more direct flights from other destinations can help boost Melaka tourists arrivals.

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Travel to Melaka

TOURISM-MELAKA PRIVILEGES eDISCOUNT CARD "ACCEPTED HERE " STICKER

When Tourism-melaka Privileges eDiscount card business partners sign up with us, each establishment will be given a sticker.
This sticker will be put in front of their premises so that our Tourism-melaka Privileges members can recognise them.


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