Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Iconic Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah @ Kelantan

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is a local wet market in Kelantan. It is formerly known as Pasar Besar Buluh Kubu. The name is changed because the Chief Minister of Kelantan wants to pay a tribute to the women as the market mostly run by them.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

 It's very big inside and there are a few buildings joining together. 

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Apart from vegetables and meats, one can find assorted local traditional dessert kuih muih (sort of cake) such as tahi itik, akak, jala mas, buah tanjung, serabe, tepung pelita and etc at the ground floor.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
 
It's different from KL wet market. The opening hour of Pasar Besar Khadijah is from 7am until 6pm.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah


Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

It becomes tourism's icon of Kelantan due to the special design of octagonal shape of the building.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
 
 From the top, the stalls are seen to be arranged orderly in a few rows.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
 
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah
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Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

The first floor selling mostly dried food such as crackers, dodol, spices, sauces, salted fish and etc.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

LOL....asking the mic from a Bernama TV broadcast journalist to play around taking pictures.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

 The top floor selling non-food items such as cloth/clothes, pot and copper.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah

This dress is called baju kelawar or bat clothes. Due to its loose design, it's normally wore by Malay as night gown.

Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah


Cocity Inn
If you are a budget traveller, looking for a budget hotel nearby Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, you can consider Cocity Inn which is operated by cooperative body of Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah traders. The hotel is within walking distance from it.

Cocity Inn

Cocity Inn-Attached bathroom with basic amenities.
The room shown above is 2*double bed room with window which can accomodate 4 persons priced at RM138/ night. This is the most expensive room at Cocity Inn yet the rate is affordable and fair. The lowest price of the room costs only RM60/night for 2 persons but there is no bathroom attached. There are a few types of rooms to cater every traveler's needs.

For further information, please contact: 609-7413100

Address:
Bangunan Koperasi Peniaga-Peniaga Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah Kota Bharu Bhd.,
Jalan Kota Darulnaim,
15150 Kota Bharu,
Kelantan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

50 Facts About Me



Recently I saw a lot of my friends sharing 20 facts about themselves in instagram and Facebook. Instead of sharing the information in social media platform as above, I choose to share in blog as I think it might be annoying for some friends in FB/Instagram if they are not interested with my boring 'facts'! LOL...And I think here is a better place as I never introduce myself enough to the readers who always stay tune to my blog. 



1. Born in KL and grown up in KL, KL is my hometown. (sadly no scholarship offered for anak KL, that’s why I bit jealous with my friends who staying in other states where they got scholarship from state government if they have good academic result.)

2. Currently a research student. (hopefully I can graduate after 5 years)

3. Single and available. (looking for suitable candidate now xoxo)

4. I’m pescatarian. (I consume fruits, vegetables, fish and other seafood but not poultry -chicken, duck, beef, lamb, pork, and turkey)

5. I like swimming. (although I’m just amateur), cycling, traveling, reading and other outdoor activities.


6. I’m Malaysian Chinese with only 158cm. (Asian standard la xo)
 

7. I look different if I did not make up. (low self esteem and loss of confident if I did not make up)

8. I like to explore and learn new things.

9. I’m a sentimental? person. (I will cry if I watch touching/sad story in movie but I will mop off my tear quickly so that nobody knows I’m crying)

10. I have driving license since many years ago but I never drive
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11. I start working as part timer for tuition fee since 15 years old.

12. I’m quite an independent girl. (I make many decisions myself and inform my parents after confirm such as which secondary school to enroll, courses to study and etc)

13. I have an unforgotten experience where I walk with bare foot on the busy street in Puduraya (KL city centre) day time as both of my shoes damaged halfway crossing the road. (everyone staring at me like I'm a beggar ...sad)

14. My wish list is not about having any gadgets or branded products but publishes some books & learns to play sape and no.21.

15. I eat ice and even crave for it so it’s being called pagophagia. ( I know I should stop this bad habit but quite tough for me, I will only stop for a short period of time when I’m having period)

16. I have an elder brother and a younger brother. (I seldom talk to them)


17. I don’t sing and perhaps I don’t have a nice voice. (I just sang once during media trip when being enforced and dragged to the front...all thanks to the one who wrote my name to the emcee)

18. I play jokes but I’m serious during work.

19. I don’t tell problems/unhappy incidence I faced/encountered to my family members.

20. I like guys who are gentlemen, generous, considerate, independent, kind hearted, good temper and having a charming smile.


21. I wish the guy I love carries me on his back walking at the seaside even just for a while. (being poisoned by Korean drama perhaps xo)

22. If I have a crush on a guy, I will be too shy to look into his eyes when talking. (so you know if I have a crush on you)

23. I have acrophobia. (fear of height above 14th floor & boarding a plane)

24. I like chocolate and thus I like smell of cocoa butter on my body.

25. I don't like to watch ghost, violence, bloody scary movie. 


26. I can't accept my lover places his car more important than me.

27. I don't like friends call me suddenly (who not keep in touch for a long time) asking me out for reunion but actually they wanna sells me something (like MLM, insurance) 

28. I'm quite a fussy girl especially to food (preparation) and hygiene (wash hand before eating, no flies around, clean and dry plates & utensils)

29. I studied in SMK(P) Pudu (formerly being called PESS- Pudu English Secondary School) & SJI (St John Institution- Boy School) for Form 6.

30~50: To be continued

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fascinating Indonesia Food Festival @ Ancasa Hotel KL

 

Apart from Ayam Penyet, I have no idea about the Indonesian food. Recently Ancasa Hotel KL has launched Fascinating Indonesia Food Festival in collaboration with D’Jawa Resort, Bandung Indonesia.

Nasi Tumpeng

Through my observation, Indonesian cuisines are very flavorful as it combines a unique blend of spice to bring out the best taste in every dish. The uniqueness of spices is discovered this September as the chefs from D’Jawa Resort, Bandung whip up authentic Indonesian recipes under the guidance of skilled Malaysian chefs. 

Nasi Tumpeng

One of the specialty at the food festival is the nasi tumpeng.Nasi means rice, tumpeng means the way rice served with assorted dishes surrounding in a conical shape. It is a symbolic Javanese delicacy that is served only during celebrations, important events and occasions.

The philosophy of Tumpeng is related to the geographical condition of Indonesia, especially Java as fertile island with numerous mountains and volcanos. Tumpeng dated back to ancient Indonesian tradition that revered mountains as the abode of hyangs, the spirit of ancestors and gods. The cone-shaped rice meant to mimics the holy mountain.

Nasi Tumpeng

The cone shaped rice surrounded by assorted of Indonesian dishes, such as Sambal Goreng Hati dan Kentang, Hati Ayam Bumbu Ungkep, Balada Dendeng Manis, Perkedel Anak Ayam, Perkedel Daging Kentang, Kering Tempe Kacang, Kering Kacang Jeri, Kering Kentang, Dadat Rewis, Sate Udang, Cabai Isi Daging, Jatai Daging Pentul, Udang Goreng Tepung, Serunding Kacang, Rempah, Tempe Tahu Bacen and Telur Pindang.
Nasi Tumpeng

Nasi Tumpeng

Bergedel Anak Ayam

Sate Lilit Serai

Ayam Betutu

Burung Puyoh Gulai Ijo

Ikan Gulai Kakap
Apart from that, diners will be able to savor varieties of dishes such as Sate Buntal, Telor Gembung Padang, Kambing Tinoransak, Ayam Goreng Kalasan, Mangut Kakap, Udang Pelalah, Ayam Betutu, Ayam Rica Rica, Gurame Cobek, Soto Bandung, BasoTahu Bandung, Mie kocok, Perkedel jagung, Semur Daging, Soto Sulung,Salads & Sambals. In total they are rotating 7 sets of different menus throughout the promotion week. 







This food promotion will be priced at RM 45.00 nett( Adults ) & RM 22.00 nett ( Children ) for lunch buffet and Set meals will be served during dinner. Please contact Ancasa Hotel KL at 03 – 2026 6060 ext 7703 for reservations. 

Saffron Brasserie 
Ancasa Hotel & Spa KL
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
50050 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Visit to Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad @ Kelantan

If you ask me one thing to represent Malaysia, of course I will say batik.

"Batik is a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique." (from wikipedia)

若你问我马来西亚的代表物件,那么我会说巴蒂布。






Few months ago, I was invited by Gaya Travel Magazine to visit all coop in Kelantan in collaboration with SKM. One of the coop is Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad.



Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad (COOP) has around 400 members. The main function of the organization is to supply quality white cloth with competitive price to the local batik business owner. The white cloth all imported from China which is the largest producer of white cloth.




One of the fun activity that day was batik painting.



After that, the person in charge led us to the display room where one will be fascinated with the colourful and beautifully painted batik.









My 'masterpiece' LOL... err  I tried to create different tones with the flowers part but end up like above



All done

 

Yeah! That's my first time painting batik....it's not easy to control colour LOL may be I have no art sense ><

However, if you wanna buy a quality batik, do drop by this place to have a look. 

Koperasi Serbaguna Pembatek Kelantan Berhad
3512-A Jalan Sultanah Zainab
15000 Kota Bharu
Kelantan
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