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By CK Lam

We were up early the next morning and hit the road to Semenggoh Wildlife Center, situated within the boundaries of the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The caring center set up, in hope of caring for the wild animals is especially famous for its orang utan rehabilitation programme.

The visit to this center is indeed an experience. We get to see the orang utan, also known as the ‘Man of the Forest’ in the feeding platform. The feeding time is between 9am and 10am & between 3pm and 3.30pm daily.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 2 at Semenggoh Wildlife Center

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By CK Lam

It is exciting to hit the road again, this time on the Media FAM Trip to Kuching, Sarawak. The trip to the city of cats is organized by Sarawak Tourism Board in collaboration with Air Asia. Besides the orang utan and the different ethnic groups of Sarawak, there are other attractions, such as the many cat statues.

Media FAM Trip to Kuching by Sarawak Tourism & AirAsia – Day 1

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The city of Bangkok has been an enigmatic jewel of South East Asia, with its mythical traditions complementing the modern and vibrant capital of Thailand. We were in Bangkok recently at the invitation of the Royal Thai Consulate-General, enjoying a host of activities and savoring many different types of food in this haven for food lovers and shoppers. The trip was filled with many experiences!

 Amazing Thailand, Bangkok Mass Transit, Bangkok Mass Transit System, Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine Restaurant, BTS, Bts Skytrain, Capital Of Thailand, Chef Rapeepat Boriboon, Chinatown Bangkok, Different Types Of Food, Dusit Thani Bangkok, French Cuisine, Grand Palace Bangkok, Great City of Angels, Hoy Thod, Inn-Chan Thai Restaurant at The Rose Garden, Introductory Tour, July Tailor, Khanom Jeeb Thai, Khao Chae, Kluay Ping, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School, Many Different Types, Mass Rapid Transit, Mass Transit System, MBK, Motorcycle Taxi, Motorised tricycles Tuk-Tuk, Nakorn-Chaisri pomelo salad, Nam Som, Oishi Express, Old Bangkok, Pad Thai, Paragon’s Food Mall, Patara Bangkok, Premiere School, Professsional Thai Cuisine Programme, Ratanakosin Island, Rose Garden, Royal Thai Consulate-General, S&P Chaophraya, Sai Krok, Siam Centre, Siam Discovery, Siam Niramit, Siam Paragon, Som Tam, South East Asia, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Ta-Chine River, Thai Airways, Thai Consulate, Thai Cuisine, Thai Cuisine Chef - Chef Rapeepat Boriboon, Thip Samai Noodle Shop, Thonglor, Tuk Tuk, Tuk Tuk Motorcycle, Vibrant Capital, Welcome Drink

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A trip to Down Under Australia in the multicultural city of Perth!

I was awed by the beautiful city of Perth with some of its awesome tourist attractions. The Swan Bell Tower is Perth’s dynamic landmark, with a height of 82.5 metres and an outdoor observation deck.

This attraction is located on Riverside Drive, overlooking the picturesque Swan River. This icon of Perth with a stunning view of the river and the city is a popular destination for holding functions.

City of Perth – See, Eat & a Hummer Ride by

Swan Bell Tower

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It has been a while since I update my previous trip to Perth, Australia. Among one of my outing was in fascinating Fremantle and its surroundings.

Fremantle in Perth is popular for its eateries, market and heritage buildings. Many would make trips to Fremantle, patronizing the Fremantle Market. Located on the corner of South Terrace and Henderson Street, this market is open for business every Friday night and on weekends.

Fremantle Market & Surroundings in Perth, Australia by

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 **Updated  July 2011** – The place has since closed down!


In the past few years many old heritage buildings in Penang has been restored new leases of life while maintaining the old world charm. One such project is the Straits Collection in the core zone of the UNESCO Heritage Georgetown.

The restored shop houses in George Town’s heritage enclave along Stewart Lane and Armenian Street was bought back to life with a mixture of retail, cafe, public reading, film space and short and long term residences.

Straits Collection, Penang by

The restored Straits Collection

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*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 10th April 2010.

Recently I and hubby took a trip Down Under to visit my eldest son! It was a really exciting journey as it has been a while since we went there. We visited and dined in many places in Perth which I will be sharing with everyone in time to come.

On this particular day, we started out early in the morning, heading to the countryside of Swan Valley to experience the nature and surroundings. We took a stopover at The Margaret River Chocolate Company, Sandalford Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park and the AQWA.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth
My eventful day in Perth was documented in the New Straits Times on Saturday, 10th of April!

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Chinese Recreation Club Restaurant (CRC) is located in the Chinese Recreation Club, and over the decades has remained as one of the best Chinese restaurants in Penang. This restaurant has a huge selection of mouth watering Cantonese and Teochew cuisines.


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Sin Kheng Aun Restaurant situated in Chulia Lane is one of the prominent Hainanese restaurants in Penang. This restaurant is very popular with the locals and tourists for its Hainanese food and also local dishes. Specialist of this restaurant includes the Curry Gulai Tumis, Kerabu Prawns, Hainanese Pork/Chicken Chop and many other selections of dishes.

My family have tried most of the dishes here as we have patronized this restaurant countless of time over the years. Their unique Haninese Pork Chop is a favorite and comes deep fried with an egg coating and paired with onions, peas and quarters of fried potatoes. The meat has a crispy exterior and goes well with the slightly thick delicious gravy.


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Updated on November 2010 : All the hawker stalls have stopped operation.

During my last makan outing at 127 Food Court on Burma Road I was recommended to try out their chu char stall, Anson Park Seafood. It has been around for a few years but it was only recently that we went to try out the food. Most of the table was having their signature dish of Curry Fish Head and the Nam Yue Bak and I was enticed by the looks of.

This Curry Fish Head is the milk-based curry rather than the usual santan (coconut milk). The curry is not really spicy yet very flavorful with lots of lady fingers, tomatoes, onions and mint leaves, served hot in a claypot. The taste of the curry is more towards Indian Curry with the usage of curry leaves.


Highly recommended – Curry Fish Head with your choice of fish

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If you are looking for varieties of Nasi Lemak, Nyonya cuisines and home cooked food, you might want to drop by Ivy’s Kitchen located on Chow Thye Road, Penang.  This pork free restaurant with very basic deco is just beside Isaribi Japanese Restaurant and Jemputree.

A group of Penang Food Bloggers gathered there recently for a food tasting session.


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Penang has a number of Korean BBQ restaurants and lately we saw the arrival of Daorae Korean BBQ Restaurant in our shores. The outlet opened in the middle of May, less than a month ago occupies two shoplots in Penang Bayan Point. Daorae operates by the motto ‘the customers is always right’, thus their main objective is to provide good services to their customers. We had a hearty meal there recently.


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