Saturday, May 14, 2011

Khuntai Restaurant, Thai Seafood in Butterworth Penang

In Penang whenever I have the desire to taste Thai Style seafood, Khuntai Restaurant is my first choice. Khuntai Restaurant is a Thai seafood restaurant that located nearby Jalan Raja Uda Butterworth Penang. I have been here for at least three times to taste their Thai style seafood. The price for the food at Khuntai is reasonable and environment here is very nice. There is indoor and also outdoor sitting area which is nicely decorated. The outdoor sitting area is something like small hut.

While the main dishes are in the progress, we can always order starter to warm up our appetite. There are many starters to choose in the menu and the Kerabu spicy sotong is one of them which I have tried before. The sotong or squid is mix with onion, chili padi, tomatoes and others vegetable. It is highly recommended for those who love spicy food.

In Khuntai, their rice is not just serving in plate to their customers but it is filled into a special, nice looking Thai design pot. The customers then can take the amount of rice that they one to their own plate. This type of serving style and the used of the Thai design pot make the dining environment more alike to a Thai restaurant.

Tom Yam soup is a dish that must not be missed out while dinning in Thai style restaurant. The seafood Tom Yam in Khuntai contains squid, prawns, fish, tomatoes and other tom yam soup ingredient. Well, I like the Tom Yam in Khuntai because it is not just only spicy like most of the Tom Yam soup I have tasted but really bring out the taste of Thai Tom Yam soup.

The famous dishes in Khuntai are the seafood that steam with their own made spicy lemon source. All the seafood here can be cook in this style which is the MUST order dishes. I have tried the lala , Kempar and also prawns that steam with the spicy lemon source. You will never feel enough once you try it!

After having such a heavy spicy meal, a cool coconut pudding can help to put out the fire.

For those who are interested to pay a visit but don’t know the location, you can directly search Khuntai restaurant in you GPS system. If your GPS map doesn’t show this point, then you can search for Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Li Hwa and Khuntai is located near the school. Hope you will enjoy the food too!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Penang Muka Head Light House

Muka Head Light Penang

When you visit Penang National Park, there are a few of the landmarks that you can check out. Some of these landmarks can be reached easily but some are not. I have visited the Light house at Muka Head. This landmark is considered to be easily reached for me. The light house is about 14m tall and was built in 1883. When you reach the light house, you can are allow to go up to the top of the light house and take a good view of the surrounding.

So, how to go to the light house? To visit the light house, first you must go to the Monkey Beach from the Penang National Park. From Penang National Park, you can choose to way to reach Monkey Beach. You can either jungle trekking to the beach or go to the beach by boat. If you choose to go by jungle trekking, there are no additional charges and all you need is stamina. It took approximately 2 hours to reach the Monkey Beach by jungle trekking. If you choose to go by boat, you will need to pay for RM50 for one way to reach Monkey Beach and it only take about 15minutes. The fee for the boat is counted per trip, so if you go by group you can divide the fee among your group members. So if you are taking the boat to and back from the monkey beach, it will cost RM100.

After you reach Monkey Beach, there is only one way to go to the light house. That is by jungle trekking from the beach up to the light house. It will only take approximately 30 minutes to reach the light house. To return to Penang National Park from the Monkey Beach, you can either take a boat or jungle trekking all the way back to where you started. The light house is a great place to visit if you happen to come to Penang National Park.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fun at Universal Studios Singapore

The Universal Studios Singapore is located in the Sentosa Isalnd of Singapore.It is very convenient to get to Universal Studios Singapore as there are a few types of transport for visitors to choose. Visitors can travel by using bus to Resort World, drive to the island or use the Sentosa Express. Senstosa Express is the monorail service bringing visitors to Sentosa from Habourfront. If I’m not mistaken it only took 3SGD for the whole trip in Sentosa.

The attractions in Universal Studios Singapore are Hollywood walk, New York, Sci-Fi City, Ancient Egypt, The Lost World, Far Far Away Kingdom and The Madagascar. The attractions are mostly from the movie which most of us have watched before. The New York is another section where all the buildings are design like in the New York. You can take pictures all the way down in this section.

The Hollywood Walk is a street where all the buildings are design like in Hollywood. There are shops along the way of the Hollywood street. Some of the shops are only for decoration which I think it by be open and selling souvenir someday in the future. Along the way in the Hollywood street, you will see some of the characters from the movie walking around and you may go and take a photo with him/she.

The Far Far Away Kingdom from the Movie Shrek is another attraction in Universal Studios Singapore. The castle is open for visitors to watch Shrek in 4D effect. It is a place that you must not miss when you visit this place. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to take a photo with your favorite character in Shrek. Puss In Boot is my favorite character in Shrek but the strange thing is that I’m not really a cat lover.

The Madagascar is located next to the Hollywood walk. This is another attraction where you can see many visitors taking photos around. One thing that makes me amaze is that visitors automatically queue up to take photos with the character of Madagascar. This is an unusually scene if it happen in Malaysia.

Besides taking photo, there are still lots of fun. In The Lost World, There are water world, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure, Canopy Flyer, Amber Rock Climb and Dino-Soarin. For me the Dino-Soarin is kid’s game but there is no age restriction. If you are interested, you still can ride on the pteranodons. I did not try the water world because I did not bring any extra cloth to change if I get wet. I enjoy the Canopy Flyers lots and it is not enough for only playing once.

Besides excitement in The Lost World, the Ancient Egypt is another excitement you must not miss. In the Ancient Egypt Pyramid is the roller coaster which travels in the dark. You can see the route at all. All you can do is feel the way and excitement. Thump up for Ancient Egypt. Sorry that there are no picture for the outdoor activities because I can’t stop myself to take out my camera. All I want during that moment is continue having fun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Raya Open House 2009 Kota Kinabalu

Selamat Hari Raya to all my friend. During the first day of Raya, as usual I join the open house organizes by the TYT of Sabah and the Government of Sabah. Like previous year, one is held in the Istana and the other is in the Sport Complex Likas. The open house this year still crowded with people regarding of H1N1. The food is delicious and there is lots of variety from most of the famous hotel in Kota Kinabalu. The only disappointment this year is that Veda Blue ice cream did not participate in the open house hence, there are no free ice cream for me. Below is a picture of bbq cow (if not mistaken) took at Sport Complex Likas. You can refer to my previous visit here: 1.Istana , 2. Sport Complex Likas

Monday, August 31, 2009

National Day of Malaysia

Along all these years of National Day of Malaysia, I don’t really have any celebration or doing anything special to celebrate the biggest day of Malaysia. There’s only once that till now still leave me a good memory is during year 2004 where I’m still in lower six at S.M.K Batu Lintang, Kuching. During that year, our school having a competition to celebrate National that is to decorate our class. With the idea contribute by Chun Yi, Lee Sian, Lareina and Ke Xin ( hope the spelling of the name is correct.) which is making a big Malaysia Flag behind our notice board, we start to plan and buy material. Under the lead of our class monitor, Swee Yong, we only need to stay back after school for two days to finish up this project. The material we used is only newspaper, paint and glue. There are still other decorations that we have done to our class room but this is the one that give me more satisfaction than the other. However, the result of the competition has disappointed me because we only get the prize for most creative decoration but not the champion. Until today I still can figure out what make us not the champion and what make them the champion because their decoration look so normal. Well, this is the cruel part of the competition which we have to accept. The picture below show the Malaysia Flag we have build.

Malaysia Boleh!!!

In the picture above, from left to right: Swee Yong (class’s boss), Swee Lek, Wee Loong and Wee Khiang. I’m the one who sit and seem to be the boss, hehe….

Lastly, again is the slogan that never miss: “Merdeka!! Merdeka!! Merdaka !!”. Happy National Day to all Malaysian and all the best for the upcoming challenges.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

DESA Milk Farm, Kundasang

Desa fresh milk can buy from any supermarket in Kota Kinabalu. In Sarawak, this milk can also be found in some of the grocery stall but the price is slightly expensive compare to Sabah. This is because this fresh milk is produce by DESA CATTLE (S) SDN. BHD in Sabah where their milk farm is located in Kundasang. The milk farm is not big but there’s lots of cow. I feel that the number of cows here does not enough to produce the milk for all the local Sabahan and at the same time to export to other state. This might be why not every day we can buy this milk.

The cow is in black and white which is alike to the New Zealand cow. I got no idea what species it is. They can be raise in Kundasang mostly because the weather here is very cool. The milk farm is open for visitors every day from 8a.m. to 5p.m. The entry fees is cheap which are RM3.00 for adult, RM2.00 for kids and student. If you come on the right time, you will have the chance to see their process for producing DESA fresh milk.

The view around the farm is very nice and the air is cool. It is very relax to spend holiday in Kundasang. You can fully enjoy the life in the countryside. Kundasang is located about 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu town. The milk farm is located about 15 minutes from Kundasang’s market.

Beware! There is lots of mine all over the field of the farm.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

H1N1 in University Malaysia Sabah

Since last week, University Malaysia Sabah had one confirm case of H1N1. However, this does not bring UMS to the state of temporary shutting down for a week or two like what had been happen for other university in West Malaysia. I got no idea whether the decision of not shutting down is a good or bad. From a point of view of student, we all hope that we can have extra holiday which will also give us a better guarantee for not infected by H1N1. Seem the UMS decide not shutting down, we can do nothing but to accept the consequences.

Anyway I’m not going to talk much about the decision but to show what action have been taken after the decision is made. Seem the student who had been infected is from my faculty, the basic precaution step is being taken. Today, we are given free mask to wear. Of course every one of us went to take it no matter us willing to wear or not. Maybe we all know the seriousness of H1N1, we are all very cooperate with this action taken by the faculty. From the picture, you can see that all of us wearing the mask provided. Please ignore the unorganized lecture room in the picture, it is not the main point. We have already got used to study under this environment

H1N1 does not affect our study mood

Recently most of my friend fall sick continually, this really make me worry for myself. Well, I hope that this H1N1 can leave our ground as fast as possible. Although it bring extra holiday to us but it is not the holiday we really wish for. Here by I hope all of you took care of your personal hygiene and remember to look for doctor if you found that you have any similar symptom of H1N1. Take Care!