5 Kafe Retro Menarik di Petaling Street

Petaling Street atau ada yang panggil Chintatown ni bukanlah satu kawasan baru di Kuala Lumpur. Cuma sejak kebelakangan ni banyak usaha yang telah dilakukan untuk menukar wajah & landskap Petaling Street ni.

Kalau korang dah lama tak datang ke Petaling Street ni, apa kata korang luangkan masa korang ke Petaling Street ni nanti. Dah banyak ruang2 yang instagram worthy kat Petaling Street ni sekarang ni. Antara lokasi yang wajib korang boleh cari ialah Rex KL.

Yang pastinya kalau korang datang Petaling Street ni korang tak perlu risau nak makan kat mana sebab dah banyak kafe-kafe ‘retro inspired’ di sini.

1. Vintage 1988

Sesuai dengan namanya, kafe ni seolah membawa korang ke zaman 80 an. Bagi Hafiz, kafe ni mengimbau kenangan masa bercuti di Amsterdam dulu. Dari luar hinggalah hiasan dalamannya, setiap ruang di dalam kafe ni sesuai untuk korang abadikan dalam instagram korang.

Lokasi : 34 Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

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2. Mingle Cafe

Bertentangan dengan Vintage 1988, korang akan nampak ada satu kafe menarik & ‘rustic’. Kafe ni mengetengahkan elemen ‘rustic’. Binaan separa siap dan perabot lama membawa kita kembali ke zaman dulu-dulu.

Lokasi : 55 Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

3. Merchant Lane

Memasuki kafe ni membuatkan korang rasa macam berada jauh dari kesibukan Kuala Lumpur. Pelbagai menu menarik juga ada disini.

Lokasi : 150 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

4. Chocha Foodstore

Terletak berdekatan dengan Merchant Lane Cafe, Chocha Foodstore ni juga tidak kurang hebatnya. Susun atur dan hiasan dalaman kafe ini juga sangat ‘instagram worthy’.

Lokasi : 156 Petaling Street, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

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5. Luckin Kopi

Kafe ni juga korang mesti singgah kalau dah sampai ke Petaling Street ni. Kalau korang suka hidangan yang ada salted egg, kat sini memang heaven. Banyak menu-menu kat sini yang akan buat korang meleleh air liur.

Lokasi : 14 Jalan Panggung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

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Most Delicious Food to Try in Malaysia

You may have not eat rice, noodles or fried pancake for breakfast. Well it’s time for you to ventured out of your comfort zone. Let me share with you what Malaysia can offer.

Nasi Lemak

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Malaysia’s favorite breakfast comes wrapped in a banana leaf pouch. The rice is cooked or steamed with coconut cream and served with fried anchovies, sambal (spicy shrimp paste), boiled or fried egg and peanuts. Go local at the food stall or markets and get it for RM2 ($0.50), or go fancy at a boutique cafe and have it for at least RM15 ($3.75).

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If there’s only one roti you’ll try in Malaysia, this should be it. This fried pancake of Indian origin is usually served with dal (lentil-based soup) or kari (curry) and is best eaten with bare hands. This meal is known as roti prata in Singapore. Please note that you can also ask that it be cooked with egg or sardine, in which case it would be called ‘roti telur’ or ‘roti sardin’.

Dim Sum

If you prefer snacks to breakfasts, or snacks for breakfast, this bite-sized style of cuisine will suit your palate and your gastronomic fashion. Fresh, flavorful, and steaming, food is typically served in bamboo steamer baskets. As dim sum is known as chinese cuisine and  your preference is halal, Malaysia has plenty of halal dim sum restaurants to choose from.

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This snack often doubles up as breakfast, particularly for those who are on the go. It’s a small fried pastry braided on the side and stuffed with chicken curry potatoes chicken or sardine. Some says it does looks like a fried dumpling, textured like a pie, and tastes like curry.

Apam Balik

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Pancakes aren’t just served with maple syrup, cream or blueberries. Malaysia’s breakfast griddle pancake known as apam balik is stuffed with nuts, sweetcorn, chocolate sauce or even served with cheese and then flipped over for good measure.

Tosai

This long, crepe-like meal may look huge when served, but you’ll soon see that it takes up a small room in your stomach. This is typically served with yogurt or curry on the side. You will find it so many name such as ‘tosei,’ ‘thosai,’ or even ‘dosai’.

Kaya Toast

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Of course, you should try kaya toast! Filled with coconut jam, this toasted sandwich will offer a sweet start to your day. This is usually paired with a cup of coffee or tea, and sometimes complemented by a couple of soft-boiled eggs.

Tips for Perfect Bakes by Paul Hollywood

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Here are some of top tips by Paul Hollywood to ensure your bakes are perfect every time.

Lighter crusts

For a better crust, set your oven to around 220°C/425°F/Gas7 and leave a roasting tray in the bottom of the oven to heat up. When the oven reaches the right temperature and just as you put the bread in to bake, fill the tray with cold water. This creates a steam bath in the oven which helps the bread to have a lighter crust and prevents tearing.

Is your dough kneaded enough?

To check if your dough is kneaded enough, pull out a piece of dough between your hands. It should be able to stretch to 20cm without breaking.

Crunchy crusts

To give your crusts a lovely crunch, add a light coating of fine semolina to your dough.

 Sticky-hand syndrome

Use oil rather than flour on the table when kneading, as this will not alter the dough’s consistency and will prevent too much sticky-hand syndrome.

Warm the milk

When adding milk to dough, make sure that you warm it a little first. This is because the fat in the milk can slow down the action of the yeast slightly, and warming it balances this out.

Try a tin loaf first

When making bread for the first time, always use a tin so you can work on getting  your dough right. In the tin, the only way for the dough to go is up. Once you have got your dough right, then move on to free form loaves.

Keep salt and yeast apart

When mixing your ingredients during bread-making, always add the salt and yeast to opposite sides of the bowl as the salt can kill the yeast.

Blind baking

When blind baking, instead of buying ceramic beans you can simply use rice or lentils.

Don’t worry about using an airing cupboard

You don’t need to put rising dough in the airing cupboard or anywhere particularly warm in an attempt to speed things up. A slower rise gives more flavour to the bread.

7 Best Cafes in Penang

Thinking of spending the weekend in Penang soon? Its becoming more cafes in Penang to hunt to feed your tummy and Instagram feed. Penang might be small but there are hidden gems in every corner that might be a little tricky to find. But ill try my best to share with you some of the best & unique cafe for you to explore.

Here are the top 10 cafes that am going to recommend to you:

1. China House

China House is one of the oldest and most visited cafes in Penang. Combination of cafes, restaurants, library, shops and bakery. China House is an all-in-one building that’s perfect for everyone, with art, music, food and drinks. They serve up to 50 different cakes daily and from morning to midnight.

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Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai and 183B, Lebuh Victoria, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.- 1 a.m. (Daily)

2. Kim Haus

Kim Haus is a revamped goldsmith turned into cafe and bar. This place offers a unique dining experience which revolves around Western and the bar offers a variety of alcohols. There is also small in-house bakery that is located at the corner which serves fresh bakes on a daily basis, where everything is made from scratch. Kim Haus also serves as a platform for performers from all over the world and live performances would be held every night.

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Address: No. 9 & 11 Campbell Street, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

3. Norm Cafe @ Saw Emporium

Norm is a minimal, latest addition to the cafe around the area. Located in the corner of Saw Emporium with a unique twist. They serve two menus, “norm” and “noct”. “Norm” is served during the day, with a selection of speciality coffee, teas, cocktails, waffles and tiramisu. After sunset, “noct” is served, where alcohol is infused in every item in the menu.

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Address: The Saw Emporium, 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)

4. Kraffmen

Located along Jalan Zainul Abidin, off Macalister Road, the cafe is like an oasis in the middle of the town, offering some of the best Australian-influenced brunch items. The menu is somewhat exciting and unusual in a good way.  The interior space is covered in shades of grey and white, seemingly a lofty space to chill. But the focus should be on the reliably good food, on par with some of the better cafes in town.

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Address: 80, Jalan Zainul Abidin, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)

5. Pin Xin Vegan Cuisine

Pin Xin stands out of the crowd by serving healthy, cruelty-free and of course, vegan Penang street food such as asam laksa, nasi lemak, hokkien mee that is as good as those on the streets and in this case some of them are better. Price tags can be a little steep but given the fact that vegan food requires a lot of effort and innovation, it is justifiable.

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Address: 38, Lebuh Tye Sin, George Town, Malaysia.
Operation Hour: 7.30 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)

6. Gudang Cafe

Gudang Cafe is like a walk down the memory lane warehouse-themed cafe, where wooden elements are heavily used, giving an old-fashioned vibe. Located at the popular Armenian street, their Japanese inspired menu might be simple but definitely affordable. This cafe is really spacious. A perfect location to spend time with your friends.

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Address: 5 Gat Lebuh Armenian, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon- Thurs&Sun) 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
(Fri&Sat) 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)

7. Lavish Fusion Bakery

Lavish Fusion Bakery located right next to Container Hotel. This white-themed cafe is beautifully decorated with flowers and plants, which makes every corner insta-worthy. Lavish serves one of the most presentable cronuts and milkshakes, as well as Western-Fusion menu that pleases the eyes and stomach. Walk towards the end of the cafe and you’ll be greeted with surprise, they have added Minilicious corner at the back alley, serving ice-cream croissant and lava cube on-the-go.

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Address: 214, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs)10 a.m. – 11: 30 p.m., (Fri) 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
(Sat) 9 a.m.-12 a.m., (Sun) 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

So if you are in Penang, don’t forget to check out this Cafe. Share with us if you have some recommendation to your favorite cafes in Penang.

8 Must Visit Place in Penang

Penang. The pearl of the orient. Penang is divded in two parts. The Island and the mainland. In this posting, i will share what the island can offer you. From beaches, sparkling waters, and a laid back island feel coupled with a big city experience. Penang is also known for its food and anyone who loves to eat will truly find a culinary paradise here, much of which is down to the mix of influences in the city.

Penang enjoys a large Chinese, Malay & Indian community. So it is not a surprised for you to find a fantastic and diverse food scene that includes fiery curries, toothsome noodles, and a plethora of street food delights. All of this is encircled by gorgeous architecture and the traditional center.

Penang’s capital, Georgetown, has been accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This means that you can explore pretty ancient buildings as well as museums, forts, gardens and temples. Visitors to Penang will certainly not be short of places to visit and sights to check out on a trip here.

Let’s check out the best place to visit in Penang:

1. Fort Cornwallis

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If you are in Penang for the first time, this is a must place to visit. Fort Cornwallis is one of the most famous sights in Penang and dates from the 18th century. It was built by the British East India Company under the direction of Sir Francis Light who was the founder of Penang and was designed to defend the city in case of an attack from the water.

The fort is still in good condition and from time to time you can see the maintenance work is progress.

2. Kek Lok Si Temple

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Kek Lok Si Temple is famed for being one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia and as such you should make sure not to miss it if you are travelling to Penang.

Many Buddhist devotees consider this to be an important pilgrimage site and you can spot the beautiful towering Kek Lok Si Pagoda as well as the statue of Guanyin.

The statue is constructed in the shape of the Goddess of Mercy and stands at a height of 36.5 meters and the entire temple complex is built in a range of styles. As such make sure to look out for the Chinese base, Thai style mid-section, and the Burmese inspired top level.

3. Visit to Kapitan Keling Mosque

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It is situated on the corner of Buckingham Street (Lebuh Buckingham) and Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling). This is the first mosque in Penang and built in the 19th century by the Indian Muslim traders in Georgetonw. The Kapitan Keling Mosque is also the largest in town. The complex is surrounded by low walls and topped with Moghul-style copper domes.

“Keling” is a Malay term for people of Indian origin, nowadays considered offensive but not so considered at the time when the mosque was built. The “Kapitan ” was a representative of the Indian community, like the “Kapitan Cina” for the Chinese community.

4. Explore Little India

 

Little India represents a small section of Penang but it is certainly not to be dismissed because of its size.

As you walk around Little India look out for shops selling gorgeous colorful saris as well as perfume emporiums and incense shops. Other venues blast Bollywood music onto the streets and this is also one of the best places in Penang to sample some street food.

These include deep fried pastries such as samosas and this is also a great place to find one of the most famous drinks in Malaysia which is Teh Tarik or a kind of tea made with condensed milk and poured from one cup to another in order to create a thick foam head.

5. Take a Tram Ride to Bukit Bendera

Penang Hill is without a doubt one of the top attractions in Penang and towers to a height of 812 meters above sea level. The hill offers some much needed respite from the fierce heat of the city and getting there is part of the fun.

Penang Hill is serviced by the Penang Hill Railway which is one of the oldest funicular systems in the world and once you get to the top you can take in the amazing views across to Langkawi and Kedah.

There are also a range of nature trails here if you like hiking and you can also trek to the hill from the neighboring Botanical Gardens if you fancy a workout. 🙂

6. Butterfly Farm

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Anyone who likes flora and fauna should check out the Butterfly Farm in Batu Ferringhi. Its worth travelling to this Butterfly Farm. Here you will find an amazing 4,000 butterflies and 120 different species, all of which flutter around in a large and colorful garden.

Some of the species here include rare finds such as Yellow Bird Wing butterflies and Indian Leaf butterflies and the farm also works as a conservation center which is focused on breeding and caring for the habitats of these endangered species.

7. Trishaw Ride

One of the best ways to see Penang in an afternoon is to use one of its traditional modes of transport in the form of a colorful trishaw. The trishaws are either operated by a small motor or by pedal power. It is also usually covered in interesting design features such as fairy lights or flowers.

Riding in a trishaw also gives you to opportunity to check out some of the less visited parts of Georgetown and most drivers also act as guides and will fill you in on all the history of the areas you visit. But please be reminded that you are advice to ask for the price before you start your trip to avoid issues or argument on the pricing upon completion your ride.

8. Visit Khoo Kongsi

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Khoo Kongsi is another one of Penang’s most iconic attractions and used to be a clan-house in the days of old. Nowadays the home has been turned into a museum and you will find gorgeous architecture here as well as elegant stone carvings that have a heavy Chinese influence.

The home was built in the 19th century and has a number of breathtaking signature features such as a large temple altar that is decorated with gold leaf and inlaid with ancestral tablets.

You can take a tour of the house and if you happen to be in town at the right time you may even be able to watch a Chinese Opera show here as several performances take place throughout the year.

Is that ALL?

Obviously no. There are plenty other interesting place to explore & visit. Ill share with you in the next posting.

 

7 Easy Ways to Start Losing Weight

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We all aware that losing weight is not easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work and for most of us, this is a complete lifestyle makeover. Ill share 7 tips that will help to make losing weight much easier base my own experience:

1. Limit Your Calorie Intake
Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It’s difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most effective approach is this combo. Cut out 250 calories from your diet and burn 250 through exercise everyday. Choose to either cut out one 250-calorie item such as a serving of ice cream, or omit a few small things that add up to 250 calories a day.

2. Get Up and Out—No Matter What
Even when you’re tired, stay active with a 10-minute break to rev up your body. Taking a walk at lunchtime is a proactive way to promote weight loss. At the end of a long day, it’s easy to find an excuse to skip the gym or your run. To stay committed, tell yourself that an evening workout is a must.

3. Focus on Intense CardioDoing difficult 45-minute cardio sessions a few times a week can boost your metabolism. A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that each intense cardio sessions can elevate your metabolism even after you stop sweating, burning additional calories post-workout. Some intense cardio workouts to try: running, indoor cycling, or interval training.

4. Drink Water & Eat Your Veggies 

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While keeping you hydrated, regular water consumption may aid with weight loss, according to recent studies. Drinking water before a meal ensures you’re hydrated (and being dehydrated can make you think you’re hungry, causing you to eat more). What’s more, eating foods that contain a lot of water (like fruits and veggies) will fill you up faster so you end up eating less. A small study found that drinking cool water might even speed up metabolism and discourage cravings for sugary drinks like soda and juice. Now that’s a reason to stay hydrated!

Eating five to seven servings of fruits and veggies a day is important for everyone, but dieters who go heavy on the produce are more likely to lose and keep the weight off. Fruits and veggies are low-calorie and often loaded with filling fiber.

5. Stop Eating Junk Food 
It may seem obvious, but junk food is your weight-loss enemy. Eating foods full of sugar and fat will make you feel irritable and sluggish. To get all the junk out of your system, consider doing a two-week elimination diet by cutting out gluten, refined sugars, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol. From high energy levels to glowing skin, here are five reasons why an elimination diet can work for you.

6. Eat Fiber in the Morning

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One key to losing weight is eating foods that keep you full. The strategy can help you ward off hunger pains and temptation. To start your day off right, make sure your breakfast includes at least eight grams of fiber. Try these 10 high-fiber cereals  or these breakfast meals that contain at least 10 grams of fiber.

7. Build Muscle 
Muscle burns calories at a higher rate than fat. (Depending on which study you read, a pound of muscle burns anywhere from 15 to 50 calories per day, compared to fat, which averages about two calories per day.) Even if you consider yourself active, it’s important to make strength training a part of your fitness routine.

So with some of this tips, it keeps you move & motivated. Remember to keep it simple & start with a small step. No rush.

Cara Untuk Meningkatkan Kadar Metabolisma

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Apa itu metabolisma? Metabolisma berasal dari perkataan Greek yang bermaksud perubahan atau transformasi. Metabolisma adalah fungsi automatik badan kita dalam mengawal suhu badan, kadar tenaga serta tahap kesukaran kita mengawal kadar berat badan. Kadar metabolisme pula berubah-ubah mengikut kadar usia, serta banyak dipengaruhi oleh gaya hidup dan kesihatan.

Bagaimana kita hendak mengetahui sama ada kita mempunyai kadar metabolisme yang rendah?  Jawapannya ialah sudah tentu boleh. Sekiranya korang sedang cuba menurunkan berat badan ataupun hanya untuk mengekalkan tahap kecergasan,  dengan meningkatkan metabolisme korang boleh membantu proses mencapai sasaran tersebut dengan lebih cepat.

Berikut merupakan langkah yang boleh kita lakukan untuk mempertingkatkannya:

Minum Air Secukupnya

Paling mudah tapi ramai yang abaikannya. ada juga bagi alasan malas nanti kerap buang air. Meminum 8 gelas air yang disyorkan oleh pakar pemakanan sebenarnya membantu tubuh anda untuk berfungsi pada tahap yang optimum.

Kalsium

Kajian menunjukkan bahawa kekurangan kalsium di dalam tubuh membuatkan hormon dalam badan korang berpaut dengan lemak yang sebenarnya boleh dibakar. Korang juga boleh mendapatkan kalsium dari susu rendah lemak, keju, dadih, ikan salmon, taufu dan oatmil.

Tidur yang cukup

Tidur sekurang-kurang 7 atau 8 jam setiap malam penting untuk mengekalkan kadar metabolisma yang sihat. Kekurangan tidur boleh mengganggu kebolehan tubuh untuk membakar kalori. (Tidur yang berlebihan juga tidak baik dan mempunyai kesan yang sama). Cuba jadikan rutin tidur yang konsisten dan tidur dan bangun pada masa yang lebih kurang sama setiap hari.

Jangan Stress

Stress meningkatkan jumlah kortisol di dalam tubuh. Kortisol merupakan hormon yang memberitahu tubuh untuk menyimpan lemak sebagai persediaan sekiranya di dalam situasi yang bertekanan tinggi. Melakukan senaman seperti yoga atau bermeditasi adalah contoh yang baik untuk membantu mengurangkan tekanan yang dihadapi.

Makan

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Makan dengan kerap dapat membantu. Perut kita akan bagi ‘signal’ seperti mula memulas dan berbunyi. Jika korang abaikan ‘signal’ ini, fungsi tubuh akan menurun dan anda mungkin akan memakan berlebihan pada waktu makan seterusnya. Pilihlah snek yang mempunyai kandungan fiber dan protin yang tinggi seperti buah-buahan, biskut berfiber tinggi atau dadih.

Cahaya Matahari

Matahari baik untuk kesihatan dan metabolism. Kajian menunjukkan bahawa menghabiskan masa yang lama di dalam persekitaran yang tertutup dan gelap mempunyai kesan fisiologi yang sama seperti apabila korang sedang tidur. Waktu terbaik untuk berada di luar adalah di antara jam 11 pagi dan 3 petang. Berehatlah sebentar dari tugas-tugas pejabat atau keluarlah dari rumah dan berjalan di luar. Selain daripada mendapatkan sedikit cahaya matahari korang juga akan menaikkan kadar jantung dan dapat menghirup udara yang segar.

Senaman Angkat Berat(weight training).

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Satu paun otot akan membakar 35 hingga 50 kalori manakala satu paun lemak membakar hanya 5 hingga 10 kalori. Meningkatkan otot di dalam tubuh dapat menaikkan kadar metabolisme asas (basal metabolic rate atau BMR) anda sehingga 40%. Korang tak perlulah angkat berat macam atlet bina badan. Menggunakan pemberat yang rendah dan melakukan bilangan ulangan yang tinggi juga terbukti dapat membina otot dan membakar lemak. Interval training atau latihan berkala adalah cara yang baik untuk mendapatkan kesan senaman yang maksimum sekiranya korang sibuk dan sukar mencari masa yang panjang untuk bersenam.

Pedas

Untuk korang yang suka memakan makanan yang pedas dan bercili, ini berita baiklah. Kandungan capsaicin di dalam cili mampu membakar kalori sehingga 30 minit selepas anda memakannya. Kalau korang perasan lepas makan makanan yang pedas ni korang mesti berpeluh kan?

 

 

 

Resepi Mudah Roti Jala & Kari Ayam

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Roti Jala, Roti Sorai, Roti Kirai atau apa saja yang korang biasa panggil untuk makanan istimewa ni. Roti jala ni memang antara favorite Hafiz. Sebenarnya penyediaan roti jala ni senang je cuma yang membuatkan ramai malas nak buat sebab agak memakan masa.

Dalam posting ni Hafiz nak share cara mudah untuk korang buat sendiri.

Roti Jala

Bahan bahan:
3 cawan tepung gandum
2 1/2 sudu besar minyak
1 biji telur
2 1/2 cawan susu segar/Santan
Secubit garam
Secubit serbuk kunyit / pewarna kuning

Kisar semua bahan di atas menggunakan blender dan boleh lah korang mula menjala.
Kari Ayam

Bahan bahan:
Isi ayam dalam 500g
2biji bawang besar – hiris
6 biji bawang putih – hiris
2 inci halia – hiris
10 sudu besar serbuk kari
1 kotak santan kotak
4 kotak air
2 biji kentang – potong kecil
Daun kari
Asam keping
Rempah kayu manis, bunga lawang, buah pelaga
Garam
Gula

Cara cara:
Panaskan minyak yang secukupnya. Tumis rempah 3 sekawan sehingga wangi dan bawang serta halia yang dihiris tadi.

Masukkan rempah kari dan dikacau rata sehingga wangi dan masukkan sedikit air.

Masukkan daun kari, isi ayam dan ubi kentang. Kacau rata sehingga ayam masak dan bahan tumisan pecah minyak.

Masukkan santan dan air. Masak sehingga kuah mendidih dan pekat dengan api perlahan. Masukkan garam, asam keping dan gula mengikut citarasa korang. Kemudian bolehlah tutup api.

Selamat mencuba…

How to Spend a Day in Penang – 1 day Itinerary in Penang

Penang. Also known by the locals as Pearl of the Orient. Penang is the most popular tourist destination in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, and if you go there, it’s easy to see why. It is so beautiful, unique & rich of historical value. If you are short on time, I’ve put together an itinerary for you to make sure you don’t miss any of the best stuff if you’re just spending one day in Penang! In this posting i will be sharing with you a guide assuming  you are arriving from Kuala Lumpur by the train/ETS.

Upon arriving at Penang Sentral, take the Ferry to the island and lets start the fun part.

Visit the Penang Clan Jetties

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This is the closest attraction near Penang ferry terminal. Take a walk to this one of the most popoular spot to visit. George Town feels like a place where time stands still. The early Chinese settlements in Penang can be witnessed here, one of the last remnants of Chinese influence on Penang.  One thing i can assure you about this location is it insta-worthy photo stops and a leisure walk on the dockside.

Explore the street murals

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Head to Lebuh Armenian, Love Lane and Lebuh Muntri heritage streets in the morning where you can explore some fascinating Penang tourist attractions.The city is compact enough to be explored on a walking tour or on a bike ride.

A walk through these streets lets you discover amazing murals and paintings by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. His art and murals captivate everyone attention making these lanes a flourishing photo-stop for visitors. Some of his much-talked street murals are the ‘Little Girl in Blue’, ‘Little Children on a Bicycle’ and ‘Reaching Up’. You can even explore these street arts on a trishaw ride which costs about RM40 for a 30-minute tour of these winding colourful alleys.

Masjid Kapitan Keling

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Kapitan Keling Mosque is a Penang landmark. Built in 1801 by Penang’s first Indian Muslim settlers (East India Company troops) located at Lebuh Buckingham and Lebuh Pitt. It is the largest mosque in Georgetown and looks sublime at sunset. It was named after the ‘kapitan’ of the Keling (a leader of the South Indian community similar to the leader of the Chinese community), Cauder Mydin Merican. The whitewashed mosque is topped with large golden-yellow Mughal-style domes, crescents and stars and features a single, typical Indian-Islamic minaret from which the sound of the azan (call to prayer) can be heard.

The Treasures of Khoo Kongsi

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The next destination is Khoo Kongsi, has kept its ancestral vibes well preserved. Located on Jalan Acheh, at Lebuh Pitt, Khoo Kongsi reflects the olden Hokkien clan culture through its structure and designs. Its architecture infuses genuine Chinese accents with ornate stone carvings, ceramic structures, murals and paper lanterns.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

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Located at Leigh Street, this indigo blue mansion that reflects the traditional Hakka – Teochew style architecture. What is fascinating about this mansion is that it takes you into the era of Chinese traditions which is depicted throughout the mansion’s architecture. This traditional-style Chinese courtyard house has 38 rooms, granite-paved courtyards, and 220 timber-frame windows. Converted into a heritage hotel, the structure has undergone a major restoration. You can even opt to spend your overnight stay here and find yourself amid the best Penang tourist attractions.

Fort Cornwallis

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Set next to Penang clock tower, Fort Cornwallis is one of the oldest structures in Penang and the largest fortress in Malaysia. The fort is structurally built in a star shape as a measure to get better defense from enemies. Inside the fort is a bronze statue of Captain Francis Light, a harbour light tower, Penang’s first chapel and several bronze cannons, barrack areas and an enclosed park

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poto dredit : artmelayu.blogspot.com

I hope this will help you to have some ideas what to do in Penang within 24 hours.

 

Tempat Menarik di London

London ni merupakan antara kota idaman yang sentiasa berada dalam bucket list nak visit dari kecil lagi. Terlalu banyak tarikan yang ada di kota penuh sejarah ini. London bukanlah sekadar destinasi percutian biasa tetapi kota ini penuh dengan keindahan semulajadi, tapak2 bersejarah dan banyak lagi.

Dalam posting kali ni Hafiz akan kongsi lokasi2 yang boleh korang lawati bila di London nanti.

Madame Tussauds London

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Korang mungkin pernah dengar tentang muzium patung lilik realistik ini yang lokasinya berada di seluruh dunia dan yang paling dekat dengan Malaysia, pastinya Madame Tussauds Bangkok. Buat pengetahuan korang, Madame Tussauds London merupakan cawangan yang pertama di buka di dunia. Dibuka pada tahun 1836 di Baker Street.

Di Madame Tussauds London(MTL) ni terdapat lebih dari 250 nama besar untuk korang temui dan bergambar sama.

Bayaran Masuk (Online): Dewasa (16 Tahun & Keatas) £29

Alamat: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, UK

Leadenhall Market

 

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Leadenhall Market ni merupakan antara salah satu pasar tertutup yang wujud di London. Pasar ini terletak di Gracechurch Street. Secara jujur Hafiz terjumpa pasar ni kebetulan masa tengah berjalan disini masa pagi Christmas. Jadi dapat tengok bengunan je lah sebab semua kedai tutup masa tu..

Untuk pengetahuan korang, pasar telah wujud sejak abad ke-14 lagi! Pasar ini asalnya merupakan pasar yang menjual daging dan barangan basah yang lain. Hari ini pasar ini bertukar menjadi lokasi shopping yang padat dengan pelbagai jenis kedai seperti butik, restoran, kafe dan lain-lain lagi.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (7.00 am – 11.00 pm)

Alamat: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT

Hyde Park

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Hyde Park boleh dikatakan sebagai salah satu taman yang paling terkenal di London dan  tak keterlaluan Hafiz kata antara taman yang paling popular di dunia. Selain dari merupakan taman yang terbesar di London, mesti korang nak tahu kenapa ianya terkenalkan?

Taman yang berkeluasan 142 hektar ini dipenuhi dengan lebih daripada 4,000 pokok, sebuah tasik yang besar, taman-taman bunga dan pelbagai kemudahan rekreasi yang lain.

Hafiz pernah cuba jalan kaki merentasi Hyde Park ni, memang best. Tapi kalau korang tak banyak masa, mungkin korang boleh terus ke destinasi yang korang nak tuju je.

Alamat: Hyde Park, London

Westminster

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Westminster adalah tempat dimana terletaknya bangunan parlimen dan juga jam ikonik London, Big Ben yang berbunyi pada setiap jam.

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Sekiranya korang berpeluang ke sini, jangan lupa untuk singgah ke Parliament Square di mana terletaknya tugu-tugu orang yang penting dalam politik iaitu Winston Churchill dan Nelson Mandela.

Alamat: Westminster, London

Camden Town

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Apa yang menariknya tentang Camden Town ni ialah kewujudan tempat-tempat jualan yang tiada penghujungnya. Dalam Camden Town ni ada Camden Market. Di market ni lah yang  terdapat lebih daripada 1000 kedai-kedai unik, gerai-gerai kecil dan kafe. Kalau korang pernah ke Chatuchak di Bangkok, Camden ni boleh dikatakan macam  Chatuchak versi London.

Korang boleh menemui banyak kedai yang menjual hasil seni yang unik, kedai pakaian vintage, kedai buku secondhand dan lain-lain lagi!

Waktu Operasi: Camden Market: Setiap Hari (10.00 am – 6.00 pm)

Alamat: Camden: London Borough of Camden, London / Camden Market: Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London NW1 8AF

London Eye

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Untuk korang yang pertama jejak kaki ke London ni, Hafiz cadangkan bolehlah cuba London Eye ni. The London Eye adalah nama yang diberikan kepada ferris wheel di London yang bersaiz gergasi. Dah nama pun London Eye, dari sini memang korang boleh nampak 360 darjah pemandangan Kota London yang cantik ni.

Korang boleh beli tiket secara online. Cuba check laman sepert i Klook yang kadang2 menawarkan harga yang amat berbaloi. Beli di kauter pun boleh. Yang penting da bayar mahal-mahal tu, jangan lupa untuk rakam pemandangan di luar!

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (11.00 am – 6.00 pm)

Bayaran Masuk: Dewasa (16 Tahun & Keatas) £28 | Kanak-Kanak (3 – 15 Tahun) £23

Alamat: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB

Brick Lane

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Brick Lane adalah sebuah tempat menarik di London. Bagi korang yang mengidam nak cari makanan halal seperti kari & tandori tu, bolehlah korang cuba cari disnini. Brick Lane juga  diketahui umum dipenuhi dengan komuniti Bangladesh. Ada juga sebuah masjid yang terletak disini. Selain kedai makan halal, di sini juga terdapat pasar-pasar yang menjual barangan antik, pakaian dan banyak lagi barangan menarik lain.

Bagi Hafiz, tarikan utama di Brick Lane ialah street artnya sehinggakan ianya sering dijadikan lokasi pergambaran video-video muzik. Hampir setiap lorong2 kecil yang ada disini ada street artnya yang tersendiri. Apa lagi? Sediakan kamera dan terjah lokasi ni untuk meriahkan instagram anda.

Waktu Operasi (Brick Lane Market): Ahad (10.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Alamat: Brick Lane, Shoreditch,  E1 6QL

Oxford Street

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Oxford Street ni ialah lokasi membeli-belah yang paling terkenal di Eropah dan sudah semestinya yang tersibuk di London. Banyak kedai & jenama mewah yang terletak disini.

Kalau korang berjalan dari Oxford Circus ke Tontenham Court Road, terdapat kedai-kedai seperti American Apparel dan Topshop. Sepanjang Oxford Circus dan Bond Street pula terdapat banyak kedai-kedai pakaian berjenama terkenal seperti Zara, Gap dan H&M. Dari Marble Arch ke Bond Street, terdapat  Marks & Spencer, New Look, Selfridges dan Primark. Selfridges & Primark ni adalah antara yang paling sibuk disini. Terletak bertentangan jalan sahaja, keduanya menawarkan pilihan mahal & murah untuk korang pilih. Kalau ada budget besar, boleh lah ke Selfridges dan kalau budget yang terhad silalah ke Primark.

Selain pakaian, korang boleh Charing Cross  Road dan Denmark Street untuk kedai buku dan peralatan muzik. Sementara itu di Edgware Road pula terdapat jualan pelbagai barangan elektronik.

Alamat: Oxford St, London

Harrods

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Harrods merupakan pusat membeli-belah mewah 7 tingkat yang telah wujud lebih daripada 160 tahun! Ya 160 tahun. Mungkin ramai lebih kenal Harrods ni selepas kisah Princess Diana.

Dalam Harrods ini terdapat lebih 330 kedai yang menjual pelbagai barangan pakaian, rumah, teknologi dan makanan.

Di Harrods Food Halls, korang boleh menemui pelbagai pilihan teh, coklat dan makanan segar yang lain. Ada ruang yang menjual makanan Halal.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari Kecuali Ahad (10.00 am – 9.00 pm) | Ahad (11.30 am – 6.00 pm)

Alamat: 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Buckingham Palace

 

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Buckingham Palace ialah istana yang menjadi kediaman rasmi Ratu Elizabeth. Selain istana ini, Ratu Elizabeth juga tinggal di Windsor Castle dan Balmoral. Untuk pengetahuan korang, Buckingham Palace hanyalah  dibuka kepada orang awam ketika musim panas yang kebiasaannya dari bulan Ogos ke September.

Apa yang korang boleh lihat disini ialah 19 buah bilik menyambut tetamu yang dihias dengan indah, the Throne Room (bilik yang sering digunakan dalam fotografi perkahwinan diraja), tangga mewah istana, pameran khas, karya seni dan lawatan sambil mendengar penerangan audio yang menggunakan suara Prince Charles!

Waktu Operasi: Hanya Dibuka Semasa Musim Panas (Julai 2019 – September 2019)

Bayaran Masuk: Dewasa £24.00 | Kanak-Kanak (5 – 16 Tahun) £13.50

Alamat: Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA

Greenwich Market

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Kalau korang mencari kraftangah asli dari London? Jangan lupa untuk singgah ke Greenwich Market. Bermacam barangan yang boleh dijadikan buah tangan untuk orang tersayang atau sebagai tanda ingatan daripada London boleh didapati disini.

Sedikit panduan tentang Greenwich Market:

-Hari Isnin, Rabu, Jumaat dan Ahad: Jualan barangan seni, kraf dan barangan designer.

-Hari Selasa, Khamis dan Jumaat: Jualan barangan antik dan koleksi berharga yang lain.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (10.00 am – 5.30 pm)

Alamat: 5B Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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Kalau korang dah ke Greenwich ni, jangan lupa untuk mencari Greenwich Foot Tunnel ni. Antara tinggalan sejarah yang ada di Greenwich ni. Pembinaannya bermula pada June 1899 dan siap pada Ogos 1902. Menghubungkan Greenwich & Woolwich.

Waktu Operasi : Dibuka setiap hari, 24 jam

British Museum

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British Museum merupakan muzium yang telah wujud semenjak tahun 1753 dengan hasil koleksi sejarah manusia sejak lebih daripada 2 juta tahun.  Antara bahan pameran yang paling terkenal di dalam muzium ini adalah batu Rosetta, mumia-mumia Mesir, arca Parthenon dan banyak lagi sejarah ketamadunan manusia dipamerkan disini.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (10.00 am – 5.30 pm)

Bayaran Masuk: Percuma

Alamat: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

Covent Garden

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Antara tarikan yang istimewa di London. Sambil berjalan-jalan di sekitar kawasan ini korang boleh tengok banyak pertunjukan jalanan yang kadangkala mengumpulkan sehingga 200 penonton pada satu-satu masa.

Antara tarikan menarik lain yang wajib dilawati adalah Royal Opera House. Di sini sering diadakan pertunjukan ballet dan opera yang cukup sinonim dengan orang British ni.

Alamat: Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD

St James Park

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St. James’ Park adalah sebuah taman diraja yang berkeluasan 57 ekar. Dari sini korang boleh menikmati pemandangan bangunan ikonik London di sekitar seperti Buckingham Palace, Clarence House dan Whitehall.

Waktu Operasi: 5.00 am – 12.00 pm

Alamat: Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST

Portobello Market Nottng Hill Gate

Kalau korang pernah tengok filem Julia Roberts yang bertajuk Notting Hill,  mesti korang perasan scene yang menunjukkan suasana di pasar Portobello Market Notting Hill Gate yang cukup sibuk dengan orang yang datang berjual-beli.

Bermacam barangan boleh dijumpai di sini, daripada buah-buahan, roti, poster, seramik, pakaian hinggalah muzik, suasana pasar ini memang sangat meriah. Setiap hari Jumaat, terdapat gerai-gerai yang menjual pakaian vintage dan barangan rumah.

Bagi para peminat barangan antik pula, hari Sabtu adalah hari di mana terdapat beratus gerai jualan barangan antik dibuka berdekatan dengan stesen Notting Hill dan setiap Ahad pula, korang boleh menuju ke Westway di sekitar kawasan yang sama untuk pasar lambak.

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Sabtu (8.00 am – 6.30 pm)

Alamat: Portobello Rd, London

Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge bukan sekadar untuk dilihat dari jauh atau sebagai laluan kenderaan sebab korang boleh memasuki menara atau melalui jambatan ini untuk melihat pemandangan London.

Melalui laluan gelas di jambatan ini, korang boleh melihat pemandangan River Thames dari jarak ketinggian 42 meter sambil melihat kereta dan bot yang melalui.

Di samping itu, korang juga boleh mendapatkan lebih info tentang pembinaan jambatan ini di dalam Tower Bridge Exhibition Room dan banyak lagi pameran-pameran menarik yang lain.

Waktu Operasi:

April – September: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Oktober – Mac: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Bayaran Masuk: Dewasa £9 |  Kanak-Kanak £3.90

Alamat: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP

Piccadilly Circus

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Piccadilly Circus telah diwujudkan sejak tahun 1819 untuk menghubungkan Regent Street dengan Piccadilly.

Sebenarnya ramai yang akan datang ke sini dan tercari-carikan ‘circus’ berdasarkan namanya, namun kecewa bila tahu yang Piccadilly Circus ini bukanlah sarkas tapi adalah sebuah kawasan yang terletak berdekatan dengan banyak tarikan-tarikan menarik untuk membeli-belah dan berhibur. Ingat ya. Jangan cari circus macam dalam filem The Greatest Showman tu tau.

Di sebelah barat Piccadilly Circus ini juga terdapat sebuah peninggalan lama yang dipanggil ‘Police Box’ yang telah berdiri di tempat yang sama sejak 1935 lagi.

Alamat: Piccadilly Circus, London

Posting kali ni adala sebahagian ringkasan pengalaman Hafiz. InsyaAllah Hafiz akan kongsi lagi dengan korang nanti ya.