Thursday, October 15, 2009

International Day of Climate Change - 350

Hi Friends..

I'm here to bring a strong word to spread the awareness of Climate change joining with 350, 24th October '09 - International Day of climate change is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.
Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

To tackle climate change we need to move quickly, and we need to act in unison—and 2009 will be an absolutely crucial year. This December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to craft a new global treaty on cutting emissions. The problem is, the treaty currently on the table doesn't meet the severity of the climate crisis—it doesn't pass the 350 test.

In order to unite the public, media, and our political leaders behind the 350 goal, we're harnessing the power of the internet to coordinate a planetary day of action on October 24, 2009. We hope to have actions at hundreds of iconic places around the world - from the Taj Mahal to the Great Barrier Reef to your community - and clear message to world leaders: the solutions to climate change must be equitable, they must be grounded in science, and they must meet the scale of the crisis.

If an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.

FAQ's For Good Understanding!!

what is global warming and what's the problem anyway?

The science is clear: global warming is happening faster than ever and humans are responsible. Global warming is caused by releasing what are called greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The most common greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide. Many of the activities we do every day like turn the lights on, cook food, or heat or cool our homes rely on energy sources like coal and oil that emit carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. This is a major problem because global warming destabilizes the delicate balance that makes life on this planet possible. Just a few degrees in temperature can completely change the world as we know it, and threaten the lives of millions of people around the world. But don't give up hope! You can help stop global warming by taking action here at

• And what does this 350 number even mean?

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in "Parts Per Million" in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it's the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.

For more FAQ's click here.

So, I just ask you to use this day to spread awareness about the climate change in any means and invite you to take action by trying to Join their local climate event on 24th Oct '09.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Michael Jackson's " This is it " - New Song 2009.

Michael Jackson's new single "This Is It" began streaming online and playing across the radio airwaves Monday, nearly four months after the "king of pop" died of a prescription drug overdose aged 50.

The track, which features backing vocals by Jackson's brothers, opens with a soft, soulful introduction and the lines:
"This is it, here I stand/I'm the light of the world, I feel grand."

The "This Is It" movie was the subject of a $60 million deal between Jackson's estate and concert promoter AEG Live and Sony Pictures. Sony Music's Columbia/Epic Label Group will be releasing the album.

Sales of Jackson's records spiked after his death, and the release of the movie and album will add to the value of the "Thriller" singer's estate, estimated at around $400 million.

The film will offers a behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place this year in London, Sony said.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Powerful Speech by Obama On Climate Change!

Hi friends,

Hope all are doing great!!

Here is the talk of US President, Mr. Barack Obama in the United Nations(UN) General Assembly yesterday, Sept 22nd 2009.

" Each of us must do what we can and when we can to grow our economy without endagering our planet and We must all do it together." says Obama

Hope this would be a good info for you.
Think and contribute for the Global growth..!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dubai Palm Jumeriah and a Shell House in Bandra!

Hi Friends,

Hope all are doing great! Wishing all the happiness!!:)

Today, i bring for you some of the excellent, marvellous structures in the world. hope you all enjoy them..!

1. Palm Jumeriah, Dubai:

The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government. It is one of three islands called The Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 km.
The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometre long breakwater.

* The island is 5 kilometres by 5 kilometres and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel.
* Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is touted as soon to be one of the world’s premier resorts.
* The Palm Island is the self-declared 'Eighth Wonder of the World'.
* The island will double the length of the Dubai coastline.


Many know Palm Jumeirah as an international icon, but few realise it was created help solve Dubai's beach shortage. The Ruler of Dubai drew a sketch of a palm tree, realising its fronds would provide more beach frontage than a traditional circular island. From this insight, the idea of Palm Jumeirah was born and the trilogy of islands envisioned.


Over 20 years ago, Dubai re-engineered part of its coast, creating the world’s largest man-made port. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of Nakheel, took his previous experience and applied it inversely to create the world’s largest man-made islands.


Yes, Every house constructed in the individual palm branch islands has a beach for them. Marvellous isn't it??

Excellent beach houses colourfully stands amidst the sea..!
Amazing view right??!


Palm Jumeirah has everything you need to enjoy a wonderful holiday break. World famous hotel names, amazing tourist attractions, luxury fashion and shopping malls are starting to open up. Whether you just want to relax or immerse yourself in an exciting world of leisure and entertainment, this is a truly inspirational holiday destination. There's a wide range of daytime activities, including water sports, aquariums, theme parks and of course miles of beautiful beaches. And at night the bars, clubs and shows will offer plenty of fun and amusement.

This is taken at the world’s tallest building ‘Burj Dubai’ @ 2620ft/801mt..! Amazing!!

Look at the edge(uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth.

The persons working on the uppermost girders can see the ‘Rotation of earth’!!
So terrifying..! Right??!!:)

For more updates on Palm Jumeriah visit click here.

Hope you all enjoyed a visit to Palm Jumeriah, the man-made marvel on sea..!!!


Arabic food has a unique flavour and taste. Most of the middleeast has somewhat similar food and each country has one or two special varaities of the food. In Dubai all these foods come together as one cuisine 'the Arabic Food'.

Now i bring for you the famous Hammus recipe:

Hummus bi Tahina (English: Chickpea and Sesame Dip):

Probably the most common thing that identifies that the food is indeed Arabic is the Hammus it is made with Chick Peas and Saseme Seeds known as Tahina Here is the recipe. Recipe source:

1. Chickpeas - 25g,
2. Lemon - 2 (Take the juice),
3. Sesame Seeds (Tahina in arabic) - 3 tsp,
4. Garlic cloves - 2 (crushed, add more if you like)
5. Salt - as needed.
6. Olive oil - 1 tbs,
7. Paprika - 1 tsp,
8. Parsley - a few bunch (finely chopped).

How to make this?

1. Soak the chickpeas for a few hours. Better soak in the evening and prepare in the morning.
2. Take the soaked chickpeas and cook in water until well cooked & tender. Keep the cooking water.
3. Grind the chickpeas in a blender with the lemon juice, sesame seeds, garlic, salt and enough of the cooking water you kept. Bring it to a soft creamy consistency paste.
4. Serve on a flat plate, garnished with a dribble of olive oil, a dusting of paprika and a little parsley or cilantro.

Serve with warm bread/Roti for dipping..

Try it out and enjoy..!


Sachin Tendulkar’s long-cherished dream of having his own dream home finally seems to have realised. The ace batsman purchased an old villa near Carter Road, Bandra West, in suburban Mumbai for 35 crore.

Sachin Tendulkar bought 9000 Sq Feet house in bandra area. In Bandra area real estate rate 1 Sq feet is Rs. 40,000

A complete Shell like structure to entire home even to Bedrooms and Washrooms. It is designed by architect Javier Senosiain.

Here are the individual view of the rooms in the house.. Enjoy !!

Light, colour and shape of the Shell house:

Interior Garden:

Fluidity of Space:



Poetry of Space:

The TV Room:





Amazing house right??!!:)

Hope all would have enjoyed seeing the marvellous structures!!:)
Will come back with another lovely place to discover..! Until then, enjoy blogging dears..!:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Malaysia - Bubbling Asia's Southernmost tip !!

Hi Dears,

I'm bringing you a sure treat for your eyes this time!

Wishing a very good day to all!

" MALAYSIA - The vibrant city mixed with races such as Malay, Indian, Chinese and other groups living together."

* Country - The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

* Location - Situated between 2º and 7º to the North of the Equator line. Its the Asia's Southernmost tip.

* Captial - Kuala Lampur (Called as KL among the local people) is city of majestic skyscrappers.

* Languages - (Bahasa Melayu)Malay is the national language in use, but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also converse in the various languages like Tamil.

* Religion - Islam is the official religion of the country.


The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or just Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world's tallest buildings before being surpassed by Taipei 101.

However, They were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004.


The Kuala Lumpur Tower (officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur; referred later as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was built in 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the fifth tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 m (1,099 ft). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a beautiful view of the city. Races are organised yearly where participants race up the stairs to the top.


Putrajaya(meaning victorious son in Sanskrit), is a planned city, located south of Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur due to the overcrowding and congestion there.




Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra the city is situated within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the also newly developed Cyberjaya. The development started in 1995 and today major landmarks are completed and the population is expected to grow in the relatively new city.


Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains as Malaysia's national capital and also as the commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the brainchild of a former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad who was in power then. In 2001, Putrajaya was made a Federal Territory, increasing the number of federal territories to three. Kuala Lumpur and Labuan are the other two.




This is a excellent planned city! The heart of Malaysia lies calm here in Putrajaya! YEs, all the government offices are situated here, including the PM's Office. Still under construction are more government department buildings.

Various modern and artisitic bridges and fountains make this calm place a land of modern beauty!

A must see place for a tour to Malaysia!


* Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. * It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
* The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia which attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims yearly, making it one of the largest annual gatherings anywhere in the world.



Genting Highlands (About 1850m above sea level) is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and is home to a famous mountain resort by the same name which can be reached by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour. It is also accessible by the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38km).
Genting Highlands is popular for its theme park and Casino.


* Its called as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, dubbed the "City of Entertainment" as it is the only legal land-based casino in Malaysia, run by Resorts World Bhd, a sub-company of Genting Group.
* The resort, Genting Highlands Resort, also features many hotels owned by Genting subsidiaries including Awana Genting, First World Hotel, Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel and Theme Park Hotel. Facilities in this resort include two theme parks, a Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, a wind-turbine sky diving simulator, golf courses and shopping malls.
* In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Guinness World Records listed the First World Hotel as the world's largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms.


Zoo Negara (literally National Zoo in Malay) is a major zoological park in Malaysia located on 120 acres (0.49 km2) of land in Ulu Klang, near Taman Melawati on the north-east of Kuala Lumpur. It was officially opened on November 14, 1963. The park is managed by a non-governmental organization known as the Malaysian Zoological Society.

A high percentage of the animals here are local; therefore, a visit to Zoo Negara will be informative for tourists keen to know more about the indigenous animal life in Malaysia.


* Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah. It is an archipelago of 99 islands (an extra 5 temporary islands are revealed at low tide) in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.
* Langkawi is a duty-free island.

Beaches in Langkawi:

Langkawi’s beaches are simply some of Malaysia’s best. From the sandy bays to the sweeping coastlines, the island’s beaches are renowned among locals, beach-bummers and revellers from across the world.

* Pantai Cenang - The most popular beach in Langkawi is carpeted by fine, white grains of sand that doesn’t stick to you – this is the hallmark of a good beach. Delightful coconut trees and elegant casuarinas line the 2 km (1.2 miles) stretch of sand with resorts and chalets mushrooming in between.

* Pantai Pasir Hitam - As the name means ‘Black Sand’, this is an unusual beach with a strange colouration. The sand is mixed in white and black shades, giving the illusion of pollution. On the contrary, the rich tin and mineral deposits (iron ore) in the area wash up on the shore constantly, creating that false notion.

* Datai Bay - Hidden by a tropical rainforest, the Datai Bay offers an exclusive retreat for the rich and famous. Some of the country’s most expensive resorts are located here. The secluded beach in the bay offers gorgeous sights, including a view of Thailand’s coast-line on a clear day. Besides beaching yourself, you can also explore the surrounding tropical rainforest and admire the gems of Malaysia’s natural heritage.

Langkawi WaterFall:

Langkawi has a few waterfalls that offer a scenic and peaceful location for a picnic or simple relaxation. However, these waterfalls tend to be quite shallow and slow-moving during the dry seasons. When there’s rain, however, the waterfalls will begin bursting with life once again. The best time to see these waterfalls in their element is during the rainy season at the year-end.

Some waterfalls are Air Terjun Temurun, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls and Durian Perangin Falls.

Astonishing attractions:

* Langkawi Sky bridge:

Suspended at 700 meters above sea level the unique curved pedestrian bridge spans 125 meters across a scary chasm. Views are spectacular offering a panorama over the landscape, the Andaman Sea, offshore islands and beyond...neighboring Thailand.

Unlike straight bridges where you can see from the starting point, Langkawi Sky Bridge has been curved to provide different perspectives over the land and sea. Convenient triangular platforms located along the curved bridge provide rest areas so you can sit and appreciate both the beauty of nature and an incredible feat of engineering.

* Eagle Square:

Visitors arriving at the Kuah Jetty will notice a giant red eagle statue permanently suspended in mid-flight. That marks the location of the Kuah Jetty Eagle Square; a mini park filled with scenic ponds, bridges, covered terraces, restaurants and barrel vaults made of bricks. The square is a great place to take a stroll with friends and family as the sea breeze gently caresses your face.

* Langkawi Underwater world:

The Underwater World Langkawi is an innovative marine aquarium which houses 5,000 types of aquatic life and some mammal and reptile species. A trip here will definitely enlighten you on the beauty of Malaysia’s flora and fauna both on land and sea. There is also a 3-D theatre which showcases documentaries on marine life for visitors.

* Langkawi Snake Sanctuary

Located in Kampung Tok Senik, the establishment houses a wide variety of local and international snakes. From the majestic King Cobra to the docile Boa Constrictor, the Snake Sanctuary is a fascinating place to visit.


Location: Malacca, a historical city is located on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, about 147 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

Strong History:
Malacca was founded by a fleeing prince from Sumatra in 14th century, it developed into a major trading port for ships from India and China. As the Melaka Sultanate flourished, the Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511. Later the Dutch took over in 1641 until much later the British empire ruled Malacca. The state finally obtained independence with the then "Malaya states" in 1957. Today, one will find many remnants of the glorious past dated back more than 500 years ago.

Glimpses of some historical places in Malacca for you,

1. St. Paul's Church:

* A replica of the Melaka Sultanate palace was reconstructed at the foot of St. Paul's Hill. The design is based on the description of the palace from the sixteenth-century 'Malay Annals,' or 'Sejarah Melayu.' It is the only building of its kind in Malaysia, and it provides a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom that once flourished here.
* On top of St. Paul's Hill is the St. Paul's Church, once the prayer house of the Portuguese Catholics, then turned into burial ground for their noble dead by the Dutch. The tombstones have Latin and Portuguese inscriptions on them. St. Francis Xavier was buried here in 1553 before his body was moved to Goa in India.

2. A'Famosa:

After the Portuguese captured Melaka, they built a fortress to defend themselves. The fortress, called A'Famosa suffered severe destruction during the Dutch invasion. What's left today is just the entrance walls, still well preserved till today.

3. Kampung Keling Mosque:

This is one of the oldest in the country (17th century). It's a blend of Sumatran and Western architecture with a 3 tier pyramid roof, a touch of Hindu influence perhaps. The carved wooden ceiling is supported by elegant Corinthian-styled columns.

4. Cheng Hoon Teng temple:

Another well preserved building, the Cheng Hoon Teng temple was constructed in 1645 and is believed to be the oldest Chinese temple in the country. The eaves of the temple are decorated with Mythological figures and animation made from broken glass and porcelain. Besides the figures, the wood carvings and lacquer work are almost breath-taking.

Beaches of Malacca:

There are three beautiful beaches in Malacca,

* Tanjung Bidara - Its about 35 kilometers from the town of Malacca, the beach is ideal for swimming, water-skiing, and canoeing.

* Pantai Kundur - a small fishing village, is approximately 17 kilometers from Malacca. This beach is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking, and for its graceful form of night-fishing.

* Tanjung Keling - is the nearest beach from town, about 10 kilometers away. It has a stretch of sandy beaches set within a coconut palm grove. Activities include picnicking, swimming and canoeing. There are many "Grill Fish" stalls along the beach which offers fresh sea food for the visitors.


Must Eat in Malacca:

Baba-Nonya Food in every restaurants served with rich coconut milk.


Penang, is a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite.


* Malay cooking incorporates ingredients such as lemon grass, pandan (screwpine) leaves, and kaffir lime leaves. Fresh herbs, such as daun kemangi (a type of basil), daun kesum (polygonum or laksa leaf), nutmeg, kunyit (turmeric) and bunga kantan (wild ginger buds) are often used. Traditional spices such as cumin and coriander are used in conjunction with Indian and Chinese spices such as pepper, cardamom, star anise and fenugreek.

* Seasonings play an important role in Malay cooking as they often enhance the food taste and flavors. Many of the seasonings are not dried spices but are fresh ingredients such as fresh turmeric, galangal, fresh chili paste, onions, and garlic. A combination of fresh seasonings and dried spices are normally pounded together to make a fine paste and cooked in oil. Fresh coconut milk is often added.

* Rice is the staple diet in any Malay meal. It is often served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper too.

* Fish is popular in Malay cooking, as with other seafood such as shrimps and cuttlefish. Beef and mutton are very popular choices but never pork as it is against their religious beliefs to eat pork. The other popular white meat is chicken.

* Dessert consists of Roti jala(lacy pancake) is an ideal accompaniment to any dish with lots of rich gravy and is often served during special occasions. It is made from a mixture of plain flour and eggs, with a pinch of turmeric powder and butter. Desserts are a must for any Malay meal. Easily available at most local restaurants and roadside stalls.


Here's the recipe for you from


1. 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (1/2 lb)
2. 1 1/2 cup low fat milk
3. 1/2 cup water
4. 1 egg
5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
6. 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
7. 1/2 tablespoon oil Ghee or butter (to grease the pan)

How to make this?

1. Sieve the flour and set aside.
2. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients well together (except the oil) and strain the batter.
3. Add in 1/2 tablespoon of oil and set aside.
4. Heat up a pan with medium heat and grease it with some butter or ghee.
5. Pour some batter into the mold and transfer the mold to the pan.
6. As the batter flows through the holes of the mold, make circular rounds around the pan to form the netty patterns.
7. After the top is set and done or when the bottom turns light brown, transfer the Roti Jala out and fold it into triangle shape.

Arrange a few Roti Jala on a serving plate and add some curry chicken on the side and serve immediately.




1. 1 lb. meat- chicken, beef or pork
2. 2 cloves of garlic
3. 1 cup shallots
4. 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
5. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
6. 1/4 inch piece turmeric root
7. 1 teaspoon salt
8. 1 tablespoon sugar
9. 1/4 cup evaporated milk
10. 1 tablespoon cooking oil
11. about 35 bamboo sticks

How to make this:

1. Cut meat into small thin pieces.
2. Grind together until very fine: shallots, garlic, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and turmeric.
3. Combine ground spices with salt & sugar.
4. Season meat with the ground spices and let marinate.
5. When you are ready to grill soak the bamboo sticks in water so they won't burn, skewer the meat with the sticks, don't overcrowd.
6. Grill satay sticks over a charcoal fire (barbecue grill), basting occasionally with evaporated milk combined with oil. Or, for the brush, use the head of lemon grass, smash and flatten to resemble a brush.

Delicious Satay done.

Recipe from June Chua:

2. Malaysian Mee Goreng Fried Noodles (Indo-Malay Style):

Hello Friends,


1. Cooking Oil
2. 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
3. 3 tablespoons of chili paste or to taste (recipe below)
4. 1 lb of Yellow Noodles (rinsed)
5. 3 pieces of dried bean curds (cut into pieces)
6. 1 potato (boiled, peeled, and sliced)
7. 2 eggs
8. 4 squids (cleaned and cut into rings)
9. A handful of bean sprouts
10. 1 stalk of spring onion (cut into small pieces for garnishing purposes)
11. 2 red chilies (sliced for garnishing purposes)
12. 1 lime (cut into wedges)

1. 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
2. 2 tablespoon of dark soy sauce or kecap manis
3. 3 tablespoon of tomato ketchup
4. Sugar and salt to taste

Chilli Paste:
Blend 10 dried red chilies in a food processor. Add some water and some oil to blend well. Heat the wok and “tumis” (stir fry) the paste until the oil separates from paste. Set aside.

How to make this:

1. Heat the wok and pour in the cooking oil. Add garlic, 3 tablespoons of chili paste, sliced potatoes, bean curb pieces, and squids. Stir fry until fragrant.
2. Add yellow noodles and sauces and continue stirring. Set the noodles to the side of the wok.
3. Add some cooking oil and then crack the eggs. Scramble the eggs and mix in with the noodles.
4. Add in the beansprouts and quick stir for another 1 minute

Serve hot and garnish with chopped spring onions and sliced red chilies. Squeeze some lime juice over the noodles before eating.

Recipe and pictures adopted from,, google, yahoo.

Other Famous Malay Delights:

1. Nasi Dagang:

The dish is made by cooking rice and glutinous rice together, to which coconut cream is added once it is cooked. Nasi Dagang is eaten with its own specially made side dishes of tuna fish curry and a light vegetable pickle.

2. Keropok Lekor:

A popular and the most visible fried snack in Terengganu, the keropok is made of fish meat, ground to a paste, and mixed with sago. Coming in two main different forms, the long chewy ones are called 'lekor', while the thin, crispy ones are called 'keping'. Keropok is best eaten hot with its special chilli dip.

3. Ayam Goreng:

This is a popular chicken dish. Simply meaning fried chicken, this dish is prepared by first marinating the chicken with various spices like turmeric and curry powder. It is then deep fried in hot oil and served.

4. Laksam:

A delightful yet simple dish, the laksam is akin to the western pasta dish. Like the latter, it has both the flour dough and the gravy that goes with it. However, unlike the pasta, laksam is made using both wheat and rice flours, and the dough is steamed instead of boiled. Laksam's gravy is made of fish meat, which is boiled, pureed, and later mixed with coconut milk.

5. Pulut Lepa:

Made of glutinous rice and fish, this snack food is prepared over a barbecue. Boiled fish meat is mixed with sliced onions, and dried chilies and coconut. The mixture is cooked until it is dry. This is then used as a filling for the glutinous rice rolls. Wrappings of banana leaf cover the food before it is cooked over the fire.

6. Rendang:

A meat dish that is prepared with coconut milk, chilies, onions and other condiments. Eaten with rice, the tasty tender meat is a delectable dish, a must at most Malay functions.

7. Ketupat Sotong:

A popular tea-time dish, it features squids stuffed with glutinous rice, bathed in a sea of cooked thick coconut milk. The stuffing is first soaked in coconut milk for an hour and a half before it is stuffed into the squids. Little skewers of coconut leaf rib holds the stuffing in place.

Picture and info: yahoo, google images,, Wikipedia

Mmmm... A Beautiful City with Skyscrapers, surrounded by so many scenic islands and highlands with theme parks, Delicious spicy Fish and Chicken coconut delighs... what else do you need for a pleasant adventurous trip???!! Come on..!

Hope i'v given you a visual tour, start your real trip today!


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