Friday, September 12, 2014

Ahoy!!! Let Your Kids Have A Holiday With Pak Nil On A Cruise Ship

The year end school holiday is coming soon and what do you have in store for your kids to refresh their mood when school reopens in 2015? Instead of the routine traveling to beaches, mountains and other attractions on land why not give them a change of atmosphere? Something that surprise them out of the unexpected?

Malaysian Harmony Tours & Travel has some good news for your holiday with a difference. It is the School Holiday Bersama Pak Nil aboard Super Star Libra cruise ship. Pak Nil or Aznil Nawawi might be an icon or idol of your kids and this will be a good opportunity to let them have a close encounter mingling with him privately while breathing the fresh air on board a cruise ship. Your kids will have a lot of story to tell family members and their friends when they return to shore after that.

School Holiday Pak Nil on board Super Star Libra is a 3 nights sailing departing Penang to Krabi, Phuket and back to Penang. 
The holiday package is inclusive of:
  • Exclusive checkin at Swettenham Pier in Georgetown
  • meeting Pak Nil and join him in an exclusive party on board Star Cruise
  • Welcome certificate signed by Pak Nil and Captain of Super Star Libra

besides other fun and entertainment prearranged that will make your kids forget about seasickness or homesick.

Mark your calendar for departure on 30th November 2014. The package is just RM1499/pax and a RM500 discounts for 3rd and 4th pax.

So, set yourself to sail away with Pak Nil and let your kids have all the fun on the sea with their idol.

Anchor Away!!!!!! 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mee Siput Is Not Made Of Snail

It my first time I heard of such noodle. At first I was wondering why it is called mee siput, until we arrived at the cottage industry in Kampung Seri Paya in Kulai. This mee siput is a food product by Zai Foodstuff Enterprise located at no. 50 Jalan Kenangan, Kampung Seri Paya, Kulai Jaya.  
The mee siput resemble the sanggul siput practiced by Malay women who roll their long hair to avoid it being messy if left to flow freely. The noodle after being pressed out into circular rolls are dried in a warm room for about a day until it dries. Then only it is being packed and market.

Mee Siput can be eaten as snack just like eating those crackers or can be cooked like the normal noodle. This snack is popular among school children around Kulai Jaya and can in one way or another add some carbohydrate since the ingredient is flour. 

We were given the opportunity to try out the Mee Siput and everybody puts a thumb up.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Rumah Bugis - A Memory of The Bugis In Malaya

My trip with Sahabat Media CC1M ends the Pineapple Trail with a brief visit to Muzium Nanas but our journey is far from over. Our next stop was at the Rumah Bugis, the only remaining Bugis architecture as memories of their heritage. The Bugis are among the first to migrate to Tanah Melayu from the island of Sulawesi (Celebes) probably in mid to late 2nd millenium BC and settled down in Johor.

The Bugis has a reputation for being fierce, war-like and industrious and became the power behind the Johor throne beginning in 1722. Read more about the Bugis HERE.

We made a stop at the traditional Rumah Bugis or Seri Salenwangeng at Kampung Sungai Kuali, along the way from Pontian to Tanjung Piai,  to see the Bugis heritage house with some modern addition to it, that costs RM 2.3 million and estimated to weigh more than 100 tons. However the historical heirarchy of the Bugis can be seen at the house with photos of Bugis well-known figures and decorated with antique teak furnitures dating back to 1800s.

Rumah Bugis that we visited belong to  Induk Chicuk Daeng Hadadek, 70, and  named it as the Seri Salewangeng. Entering Seri Salawengeng resembles entering the olden days palace. According to Induk Chicuk's son Encik Abd. Hadi, rumah Seri Salewangeng is built using the belian wood imported from Jambi and Kalimantan in Indonesia. The wood can withstand for hundreds of years and not able to be infested by termites. 

The house was built 80% to resemble their first family house who migrated to Pontian more than 75 years ago. Even though it is not open to the public like museums, the Seri Salewangeng do accept visitors who want to learn about the Bugis tradition. Local and foreign historical researchers often visit the house to document the history of Bugis migration to the then Tanah Melayu . 

Rumah Bugis can be visited at this address

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