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A Day In Cyberjaya

Most people residing in the Klang Valley would balk at the idea of coming to Cyberjaya. The common response would be “What for?? Nothing to do there!”, “No thank you, boring-lah!”

Really? Have you actually tried it?

Just celebrating its 20th year in 2017, Cyberjaya now has loads to offer, especially for families. Surprised? Read on!

Apart from the ‘typical’ Arabic restaurants that have mushroomed in the area almost indiscriminately, we now have so many more options if food-hunting is your game.

BREAKFAST

If you are a ‘mamak’ fan, as most Malaysians are, there are many familiar places for you to fuel up to begin your day, Pelita being most popular.

If local flavours are more your thing, then there are also many restaurants and ‘kopitiams’ serving your all-time favourites such as toast with half-boiled eggs and nasi lemak. For a more ‘refined’ taste, there are also restaurants serving Kelantanese and Terengganu fare such as nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and laksam.

The latest is Restoran Lauk Kampung, located in Tamarind Square, which serves breakfast and lunch exclusively.

Restoran Lauk Kampung,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Enquiries and reservations : 014-220 0140

 Restoran Makang,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours :     8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

                                    8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturdays)

                                    Closed on Sundays

Enquiries and reservations : 019-602 1007

  LUNCH

Apart from Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Cyberjaya also has Chinese Muslim restaurants in abundance! There’s the famous Salam Noodle which has included their yummy dumplings to the menu, and you can opt for the ‘dry’ or soup version, and also their Mutton Soup with Rice. In Cyberjaya alone, Salam Noodle has 2 branches, one in Shaftsbury Square and another at the CBD 2 building.

For a more exclusive treat, you can head on to Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant located in Cyberview Resort Spa for dimsum. They have all-you-can-eat deal, as well as ala carte selections.

Local flavours are served at restaurants such as Ulam Sup, located near Autoville Cyberjaya, and the famous Bawal Power Sempoi recently moved to the Futurise Centre.

Restoran Ulam Sup

Autoville, Cyberjaya

Enquiries : 03-8688 0620

Operating Hours : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 Salam Noodles

P2-17,, Persiaran Multimedia, Shaftsbury Square

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8322 6885

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Daily)

 Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant

Cyberview Resort Spa

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8312 7000

Operating Hours :     12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Dinner)

 Bawal Power Sempoi

Persiaran Apec, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 011-3533 1741

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays) 

DINNER

The latest western fusion restaurant is Farrell’s Diner, located at Shaftsbury Square. The menu is mainly western, with a touch of fusion flavours. Their menu includes All-Day Breakfast such as Farrell’s Egg Benedict, and fusion-themes Main Courses such as Pan-Seared Miso White Fish and Salted Egg Tomato Pasta with Giant French Crab. The Diner is also family-friendly and offers Kids’ Menu for under RM10.00.

If steamboat is your thing, then there are three (yes, three!) places to choose from. Volcano Shabu-Shabu Steamboat is located at Shaftsbury Square, Empire Steamboat is at Gem In Mall, and Chit Chat Steamboat Grill is located at Astana Cyberjaya. All steamboat is all-you-can-eat buffet, so feel free to indulge!

Farrell’s Diner

P1-01, Shaftsbury Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11.00 am to 10.30pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 010-225 7079

 Volcano Shabu Shabu Cyberjaya

P3-10, Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11:30am to 10.00pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8688 2890

Steamboat Empire

Steamboat Empire Cyberjaya, Gem In Mall, Cyber 11, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 10:00 – 22:00.
Children below age of 9 years old eat for FREE!

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8320 9881

 Chit Chat Steamboat Grill

Persiaran Garden Residence 2, Cyberjaya, 62000 Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 019-790 2090

ACTIVITIES

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many parks in Cyberjaya one can explore, and there is also BookXcess which is open 24 hours. Yes, bookworms rejoice!! A book store which NEVER closes!!

The book store is located in Tamarind Square, where many food outlets are available including Burger King, San Francisco Coffee and Dokebi Chicken, a Korean-style Restaurant.

Tamarind Square Shopping Mall

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

(Retail outlets and eateries have individual operating hours)

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Tourism Malaysia

A Day In Cyberjaya

Most people residing in the Klang Valley would balk at the idea of coming to Cyberjaya. The common response would be “What for?? Nothing to do there!”, “No thank you, boring-lah!”

Really? Have you actually tried it?

Just celebrating its 20th year in 2017, Cyberjaya now has loads to offer, especially for families. Surprised? Read on!

Apart from the ‘typical’ Arabic restaurants that have mushroomed in the area almost indiscriminately, we now have so many more options if food-hunting is your game.

BREAKFAST

If you are a ‘mamak’ fan, as most Malaysians are, there are many familiar places for you to fuel up to begin your day, Pelita being most popular.

If local flavours are more your thing, then there are also many restaurants and ‘kopitiams’ serving your all-time favourites such as toast with half-boiled eggs and nasi lemak. For a more ‘refined’ taste, there are also restaurants serving Kelantanese and Terengganu fare such as nasi kerabu, nasi dagang and laksam.

The latest is Restoran Lauk Kampung, located in Tamarind Square, which serves breakfast and lunch exclusively.

Restoran Lauk Kampung,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed on Sunday)

Enquiries and reservations : 014-220 0140

 Restoran Makang,

Tamarind Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Operating Hours :     8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

                                    8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturdays)

                                    Closed on Sundays

Enquiries and reservations : 019-602 1007

  LUNCH

Apart from Middle-Eastern Cuisine, Cyberjaya also has Chinese Muslim restaurants in abundance! There’s the famous Salam Noodle which has included their yummy dumplings to the menu, and you can opt for the ‘dry’ or soup version, and also their Mutton Soup with Rice. In Cyberjaya alone, Salam Noodle has 2 branches, one in Shaftsbury Square and another at the CBD 2 building.

For a more exclusive treat, you can head on to Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant located in Cyberview Resort Spa for dimsum. They have all-you-can-eat deal, as well as ala carte selections.

Local flavours are served at restaurants such as Ulam Sup, located near Autoville Cyberjaya, and the famous Bawal Power Sempoi recently moved to the Futurise Centre.

Restoran Ulam Sup

Autoville, Cyberjaya

Enquiries : 03-8688 0620

Operating Hours : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 Salam Noodles

P2-17,, Persiaran Multimedia, Shaftsbury Square

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8322 6885

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Daily)

 Xing Zhu Chinese Restaurant

Cyberview Resort Spa

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 03-8312 7000

Operating Hours :     12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (Lunch)

6:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Dinner)

 Bawal Power Sempoi

Persiaran Apec, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Enquiries : 011-3533 1741

Operating Hours : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays) 

DINNER

The latest western fusion restaurant is Farrell’s Diner, located at Shaftsbury Square. The menu is mainly western, with a touch of fusion flavours. Their menu includes All-Day Breakfast such as Farrell’s Egg Benedict, and fusion-themes Main Courses such as Pan-Seared Miso White Fish and Salted Egg Tomato Pasta with Giant French Crab. The Diner is also family-friendly and offers Kids’ Menu for under RM10.00.

If steamboat is your thing, then there are three (yes, three!) places to choose from. Volcano Shabu-Shabu Steamboat is located at Shaftsbury Square, Empire Steamboat is at Gem In Mall, and Chit Chat Steamboat Grill is located at Astana Cyberjaya. All steamboat is all-you-can-eat buffet, so feel free to indulge!

Farrell’s Diner

P1-01, Shaftsbury Square,

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11.00 am to 10.30pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 010-225 7079

 Volcano Shabu Shabu Cyberjaya

P3-10, Shaftsbury Square, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 6, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 11:30am to 10.00pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8688 2890

Steamboat Empire

Steamboat Empire Cyberjaya, Gem In Mall, Cyber 11, Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 10:00 – 22:00.
Children below age of 9 years old eat for FREE!

Enquiries and reservations : 03-8320 9881

 Chit Chat Steamboat Grill

Persiaran Garden Residence 2, Cyberjaya, 62000 Cyberjaya

Operating Hours : 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Daily)

Enquiries and reservations : 019-790 2090

ACTIVITIES

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are many parks in Cyberjaya one can explore, and there is also BookXcess which is open 24 hours. Yes, bookworms rejoice!! A book store which NEVER closes!!

The book store is located in Tamarind Square, where many food outlets are available including Burger King, San Francisco Coffee and Dokebi Chicken, a Korean-style Restaurant.

Tamarind Square Shopping Mall

Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 11

63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

(Retail outlets and eateries have individual operating hours)

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Cuisine in Melaka

MELAKA NEW FERRIS WHEEL AT PULAU MELAKA

RM20 million Ferris wheel for Pulau Melaka

Eddie Beck | August 26, 2013

Touted as the 13th tallest in the world, the Malaysian Eye is set to be the main attraction in a new RM50 million tourist complex shaping up on the once abandoned man-made island.

MALACCA: The Malaysian Eye, a 103-metre Ferris wheel touted as the 13th tallest in the world, is to be the centrepiece attraction in a new tourist complex shaping up in Pulau Melaka.

The state government has invested about RM1 billion to redevelop the once abandoned man-made island and is hoping the RM40-RM50 million tourist complex will help boost the property market.

Costing RM20 million, the Malaysian Eye is expected to be operational in the first quarter of next year. It will have 48 capsules taking 288 passengers on a 20-minute round trip.

Each passenger is expected to pay RM20 per round trip and in the first year of operation, the company expects to ferry approximately 1.2 million passengers.

Sited on a five-acre prime site in Pulau Melaka, the entire complex which will house retail and entertainment complex, food outlets and a 28-storey hotel with 300 rooms.

“A definite tourist attraction will be a chocolate factory,” said Bernard Siow, the CEO of The Eye Sdn Bhd.
“Piling work is now completed. The company will be calling for tenders to build other areas of the complex. The components of the ferris wheel have arrived and they will be assembled in stages.”

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Street Food in Georgetown, Penang

Street Food in Georgetown, Penang

No city in Malaysia can compare Penang for a head-over-heels friendship to good food. Every Penangite is a healthy foodie, with really strongly-held opinions on where we can get a tastiest char koay teow and that mamak (Indian) case in Georgetown delivers a best value for your ringgit.

Blame Penang’s colonial story for a jumble of flavours; Georgetown’s past as a British trade repository brought together a abounding brew of ethnicities, permitting Indian, Malay, Chinese, Thai, and Arab communities to massage elbows, ambience any other’s food, and come out a richer for it. Trade also non-stop entrance to a mind-boggling accumulation of ingredients, permitting cooks to urge on normal recipes.

Ordering a plate during Gurney Drive, Penang. Pic: Tourism Malaysia.

Ordering a plate during Gurney Drive, Penang. Pic: Tourism Malaysia.

These days, when a review turns to good eats, your normal Penangite will discuss one plcae first: Persiaran Gurney, or Gurney Drive, in Penang’s ancestral Georgetown district. A 1.5 kilometre-long green on Georgetown’s northern end, Gurney Drive is famous for a hawker centre subsequent to a roundabout.

This is an ideal place to start your Penang culinary journey. The place is packaged with dozens of food stalls, any one generally dedicated to a singular dish. Some of these stalls are family affairs, started prolonged ago by an forward forerunner and staffed by a second or third generation. The hawkers are organised around a foodcourt with tables and seats. The fun starts around 6-7pm and continues into a diminutive hours shutting down during 3am (weekdays) or 5am (weekends).

For something reduction chaotic or some-more upscale ramble a length of Gurney expostulate to try a other, classier cafes and restaurants confronting a promenade. But contend you’ve done your approach to Gurney Drive, what Penang food should we try first? Allow us to make a few suggestions.

Char koay teow: the name of this calorific noodle plate translates to “stir-fried rice-cake strips”. To make char koay teow, prosaic rice noodles are soaked with soy sauce, chilli, shrimp paste, shelled cockles, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives, egg, pig lard croutons, and whole prawns, afterwards stir-fried in pig fat.

If that sounds heart-clogging, that’s since it is: a high cholesterol and sodium calm of char koay teow does not attraction it to cardiologists, though a normal Penangite laughs in a face of cardiac arrest, if customarily for a consequence of a good assisting served prohibited from a wok.

The dish’s origins distortion among ancestral Georgetown’s coolies, for whom char koay teow was a delicious, affordable and energy-rich meal. Its mixture were easy to come by – a adjacent sea is a abounding source for cockles and shrimp. Its recognition continues in present-day Georgetown, where some-more costly char koay teow come with giant-size prawns and other reward ingredients.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar in Penang. Pic: amrufm / Creative Commons.

Line Clear Nasi Kandar in Penang. Pic: amrufm / Creative Commons.

Nasi kandar: the classic Penang rice plate combines a common pellet tack with assorted Indian-inspired side dishes that tend towards a excess of broth, gravy or curry. The indicate is to drown your rice before eating it, a use famous as “banjir” (flooding).

Nasi kandar takes a name from a days when Indian hawkers would sell rice dishes from a street, temperament their things on rattan baskets dangling from a border (kandar) that sat on a hawker’s shoulders. The menu has softened vastly from days when business ate elementary though robust dishes like curry beef, hardboiled eggs, and okra. Today’s nasi kandar has a significantly softened repertoire with choices that embody boiled chicken, fish roe, squid, and curried spleen.

The best nasi kandar comes from stalls that have been portion a things for generations regulating a same recipe, staffed by cooks directly descended from a ambulant vendors from a aged days.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Penang. Pic: Tourism Malaysia.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Penang. Pic: Tourism Malaysia.

Penang asam laksa: this is a hot, sour, and sharp explosve of a noodle dish! Thick rice noodles are drowned in a thick gas brewed in tamarind H2O with minced fish, onions, turmeric, prawn pulp and chilli, with lemongrass to ambience and Vietnamese coriander on top.

Asam laksa has no pork, creation it a healthier noodle choice. Laksa is customarily served with prawn pulp on a side, and loyal aficionados consider zero of spooning it on liberally, though a smell takes removing used to.

The plate is really open to adaptation, too – travel around and you’ll confront an asam laksa baked in many opposite ways such as Malay-style, Chinese-style, or Thai-style (with coconut divert and lime), among others.

So what’ll it be? Whether we stay on Gurney Drive or ramble deeper into Georgetown to try other food outlets backing a ancestral streets, you’ll find abounding pickings for a foodie dynamic to try Penang’s multi-coloured culinary landscape. Bon appétit!

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Cuisine in Melaka

HOMESTAY WARISAN MELAKA’S BLOG ROLL

AN INTRODUCTION

When we first started this website, we concentrated on developing its content and that was largely the information and pictures pertaining to all the operators registered with us. We also had to focus on building the site with the essential features that would make it user friendly and serve its main purpose of promoting the accommodation businesses of our operators.

Slightly more than 2 months down the line, we realized that we have to provide more in this website. We want people to visit our site and browse its contents but we also want them to stay on. Since most of us love stories, we decided that we would include a Blog Roll from now on. This Blog will be an avenue for us to tell the stories of our operators, who are the people behind all the home based accommodation found on this website. When you book a room or a house here, it is essentially a stay in someone’s home and we want to tell you about the person in these homes. In a way, this kind of accommodation is more personal than a usual hotel and therefore, these are their personal stories and insights. We will also include the operators’ stories of their memorable customers and if we have the chance, even interviews with the customers themselves. We may also include articles about tourism in Melaka and share news of popular food outlets, entertainment and tourism products. In short, we plan to make this as interesting as possible!

We also want this blog to be a place where people can express themselves and exchange ideas and in this respect, we welcome feedback from you. Your feedback and ideas are important to us and we encourage you to email us. Your emails will not be reproduced here but more likely be studied, distilled and used as valuable input in future articles. This will be a bi-lingual blog with Bahasa Malaysia and English posts. For our visitors who wish to read them in other languages, you can use the automatic translator function.

VISIT HISTORIC MELAKA MEANS VISIT MALAYSIA

Warm regards,

Linda Phua Sue Lin

Chief Executive Officer

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