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.

CARA UNTUK MENYELAMATKAN DIRI JIKA KERETA TERHUMBAN KE DALAM AIR

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Beberapa hari lepas kita digemparkan dengan berita mengenai kemalangan jalan raya membabitkan kereta Mazda CX-5 yang terbabas di Jambatan Pulau Pinang dan terhumban ke dalam laut.

Berdasarkan maklumat, usaha untuk menyelamatkan mangsa dan menaikkan kereta itu menggunakan bantuan kren.

Ini bukanlah kejadian pertama dimana dalam beberapa kes sebelum ini ada kemalangan kenderaan yang terhumban ke dalam sungai dan melibatkan kanak-kanak.

Pernah tak korang terfikir apa yang perlu dilakukan sekiranya kereta tercampak ke dalam air?

Dalam keadaan kelam kabut berdepan kereta yang sedang tenggelam, korang hanya mempunyai beberapa saat untuk bertindak dan menyelamatkan diri. Bagi korang yang tidak tahu apa perlu dilakukan, jom pelajari panduan asas keselamatan melalui video di bawah.

Paling penting korang tak boleh panik. (ya, diakui cakap memang senang)

Dua aspek penting dalam keadaan ini adalah waktu yang diambil untuk bertindak dan kepantasan untuk berbuat demikian. Untuk pengetahuan korang, sesebuah kereta tidak akan tenggelam dengan cepat. Ini bermakna ada sedikitbruang peluang untuk korang cuba menyelamatkan diri.

Perkara yang paling penting untuk korang ingat ialah untuk tidak sesekali membuka pintu kereta. Tekanan air yang kuat akan membuatkan korang lebih panik. Bukan itu saja, tindakan ini akan membuatkan lebih banyak air masuk dan akhirnya menyebabkan kereta anda tenggelam dengan lebih cepat.

Sebaliknya, cuba turunkan cermin tingkap, tanggalkan tali pinggang keledar dan berenang keluar(sebab itu lah setiap dari kita perlu untuk belajar berenang).

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Kalau korang mengambil masa terlalu lama untuk bertindak, tekanan air mungkin akan menekan cermin tingkap itu hingga ia tak boleh digerakkan langsung. Ini bermakna korang perlu pecahkan cermin itu. Cuba untuk TIDAK pecahkan cermin di hadapan kereta kerana ia telah dicipta untuk melawan impak kuat. Sebaliknya, sasarkan cermin tepi.

Gunakan kaki untuk tendang pada bahagian atas tingkap, ataupun tanggalkan tempat letak kepala di tempat duduk korang dan “cucuk” di bahagian bawah tingkap. Selepas memecahkan tingkap, cepat-cepat tarik nafas panjang dan berenang keluar menerusinya untuk ke permukaan air.

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Selain itu, korang juga boleh menggunakan alat khas yang ada dijual di pasaran untuk memecahkan tingkap kereta. Andai kata kereta korang terbalik dan tali pinggang keledar kereta menyekat korang daripada bergerak, alat ini juga boleh memotong tali berkenaan.

Semoga menjadi panduan bersama jika berlaku kecemasan. Sila nyatakan pandangan atau tips yang boleh digunakan bersama di ruangan komen di bawah ya.

Sumber: Tech Insider

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.

7 Free Things to do in Penang

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Can i visit Penang on a tight budget? Yes you can. Perhaps in this posting i will share what you can see and do all the free things in Penang..

Simple tips to travel cheap in Penang, eat cheap at the markets and you jump on the free bus. Getting a good look at Penang – on the cheap – is simple because most of Penang’s temptations are free! Yes free! For instance, the street art, a major drawcard for Georgetown, is free. The stunning national park and turtle sanctuary, is free. Furthermore, those that are not free are cheap. The food in Penang, also a leading attraction, doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it is the hawker food which attracts all the foodies around the world to Penang to taste her delights!

Let’s check out my list of 8 things to see and do in Penang for free…

1. Penang Street Art

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The street art, a relatively new addition to Penang, has become a major tourist draw card.  There are many street art trails to follow including the wall murals by Ernest Zacharevic and “Marking Georgetown” a series of metal sculptures which narrate Penang’s colourful history with humorous illustration and historical facts.

2. Taman Negara Pulau Pinang

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Taman Negara Pulau Pinang is known as the world’s smallest national park… Yes i repeat, the smallest national park in the world. But believe me, size doesn’t matter in this case! This park has a turtle sanctuary, the Meromictic Lake (where fresh and salt water don’t mix), a nice swimming beach, two main hiking tracks through rainforest to Penang’s most pristine beaches, plenty of free camping grounds and lots, lots more.

Cost – Admission free
Hours – Open daily 08:00 – 17:00
Food – No food available inside the reserve.
Don’t forget – good walking shoes, a picnic lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and swimsuit

Penang Turtle Sanctuary 
Cost – Admission FWalk ree
Hours – Open daily from 10:00 to 16:30 (closed for lunch between 13:00 & 14:00)

3. Walk to the Top of Penang Hill

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The shortest track is the jeep track, a 5km road which starts just outside the entrance to the Penang Botanical Gardens. Being the shortest route, it is also the steepest. Note: jeeps, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians shared this road.

There is also a trail that follows the course of the funicular train from Air Itam. Called The Heritage Trail, it consists predominately of concrete steps.

Also from the Penang Botanical Gardens, there is a walk that leads up to Penang Hill from the Moon Gate. It is a steep but pleasurable trek with ample wildlife to see, Macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, giant black squirrels and a multitude of insects and butterflies. DO NOT FEED the animals – a RM500 fine is applicable.

For those not wanting to walk and willing to spend your money to experience the top of Penang Hill, there is always the funicular train. It leaves from Air Itam.

Funicular Train

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Cost – For foreign visitors RM30/Adult and RM15/Child (AUD $10.00 or USD $7.20/ Adult)
Hours – Open daily from 06.30 to 23:00 (last train from top station). Ticketing counter closes at 22:00
Departure times – departure times vary depending on the time of day (see below).

Penang Hill Funicular Railway Timetable

 

 

 

 

4. Explore Georgetown

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Experience the diversity of Penang’s history as you explore the streets that still clearly illustrate the origins of this culturally diverse place.

Armenian Street
Armenian Street is a delight to explore. This street has street art, Chinese lanterns, trishaws, arts, crafts, and souvenir shops and cafes. If you don’t have a long time in Penang this is the place to go to see the art and experience old Georgetown.

Cannon Street
A lot of us will agree that this street described as quirky, off-beat, quaint and artsy. It has many good cafes, small restaurants, art shops and antique shops.

Little India
Little India is full of ‘Bollywood’ music, colourful saris and the aroma of sandalwood incense and pungent curries. I would recommend you to have your lunch in one of the shop here.

Chulia Street
An eclectic array of Colonial, Indian and Chinese style buildings, this street could be considered the main hub for tourist. Chulia Street has lots of accommodation, cheap street food as well as typical western establishments, local boutiques, car and motorcycle /bicycle rental.

5. Penang Botanical Garden

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The botanical gardens provides a lovely place for a walk, a picnic or an early morning jog. You can easily spend a couple of hours here wandering through the varieties of flora collections or watching the antics of the cheeky monkeys.  TYou can also find the Palm Collection, Pine Collection, Herb Garden, Fern Rockery, Cactus House and the Formal Garden. Furthermore, it is home to long-tailed macaques, the dusky leaf monkeys, and black giant squirrels, as well as many birds, butterflies and insects. 

Cost – Admission free
Hours – Open daily from 05:00 to 20:00 (including public holidays)
Food & Beverage – Available from the Botanical Shop
Facilities –  Picnic area, access for disabled person, jogging track, gazebo
Amenities – Public toilets
Address – 673A, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town

6. Clan Jetties

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These water villages, are over 100 years old. There are six jetties to explore, each named and dominated by a certain clan. Go for a wander along the wooden boardwalks and explore this living heritage of Penang. Chew Jetty is the most touristy and it is insta worthy place for you to visit.

Cost – free to walk along the Jetties.
Location – Weld Quay, Georgetown
Please remember – These are peoples homes – be respectful when taking photos.

7. New Gurney Drive Food Court

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Finally this is not really free if you buy something to eat, but seriously some of this food is really cheap.  It is worth a visit just to experience a typical night market! It is the place for hawker fare with many stalls selling a huge variety of hawker delights at very reasonable prices…

Cost – Free to visit!… and food is cheap but not free :p!
Hours – Open daily from 18:00 to 24:00
Location – Persiaran Gurney, George Town (right beside Gurney Plaza Mall)

So if you are planning to visit Penang with a tight budget, trust me you will still able to enjoy it to the most. I will share in the next posting how to move around in Penang for FREE.

 

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.

 

Gurun & Padang Pasir Paling Bahaya di Dunia

Dunia ini luas. Satu destinasi yang Hafiz agak teruja untuk jelajahi satu hari nanti ialah gurun atau padang pasir. Berdasarkan informasi yang Hafiz dapat melalu bacaan & rujukan di web Livescience.com & dailymail.com , Hafiz kongsikan sedikit maklumat & rujukan masa akan datang.

Gurun atau padang pasir ini sangat berbahaya kerana hampir mustahil untuk mendapatkan air. Kajian juga menunjukkan padang pasir juga adalah antara tempat yang paling sukar untuk manusia bertahan hidup.Untuk pengetahuan korang, terdapat padang pasir di bumi ini yang mempunyai cuaca lebih teruk daripada di Marikh.

Mari kita kenali 5 gurun dan padang pasir yang paling bahaya di dunia;

5. Gurun Kalahari – Botswana, Namibia dan Afrika Selatan

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Kalahari berasal dari bahasa lisan ke-5 terbesar di Afrika Selatan, iaitu Setswana. Perkataan itu menekankan erti “tersangat dahaga” kepada padang pasir ini.

Merupakan gurun padang pasir yang menerima hujan terendah di Afrika Selatan iaitu kira-kira 100mm hujan setiap tahun. Keadaan cuaca di padang pasir ini  boleh menjadi tersangat panas sehinggakan tiada ruang untuk manusia bertahan di sini.

4. Gurun Arab – Yaman, Teluk Parsi, Oman, Jordan, Iraq

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Gurun Arab adalah sangat luas dan terletak di Asia Barat. Dengan kawasan seluas 2.33 juta kilometer persegi dan padang pasir ini adalah yang ke-4 terbesar dan berbahaya di dunia.

Keadaan iklim di gurun ini juga agak pelik di mana suhu dapat bertukar dari tersangat panas kepada ais pada waktu malam. Disebabkan ini, benda-benda yang diperbuat daripada plastik akan hancur akibat perubahan cuaca yang drastik.

Apa yang menarik perhatian Hafiz mengenai gurun arab ini ialah terdapat haiwan yang boleh hidup dalam keadaan ekstrim ini. Antaranya termasuklah cicak ekor berduri, kucing pasir dan oryx yang begitu mudah bertahan hidup di sini.

Apa yang agak menakutkan ialah ada kes dimana berlakunya insiden pasir jerlus. Ada karavan dan manusia lenyap akibat bencana alam semulajadi ini.

3. Gurun Karakum – Turkmenistan

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Gurun Karakum, yang terletak di Asia Tengah ini mempunyai kawasan seluas 350,000 kilometer persegi. Gurun ini juga dikenali sebagai “Kara-Kum”, yang merangkumi lebih daripada 70% kawasan Turkmenistan.

Gurun Karakum sangat jarang menerima hujan dengan hanya antara 70 dan 150 mm setiap tahun. Karakum juga telah menerima gelaran “Pintu Neraka” akibat daripada deposit minyak di rongga bawah tanah.

Kawah itu terbentuk selepas medan gas asli runtuh. Oleh kerana kehadiran gas metana di dalam kawah, api yang bernyala berterusan sejak 40 tahun yang lalu. Rongga bawah tanah dengan gas berbahaya mungkin boleh tersebar ke kawasan berdekatan yang mencetuskan kebimbangan bagi penduduk setempat.

2. Gurun Sahara – Algeria, Chad, Mesir, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Selatan Sahara, Sudan dan Tunisia

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Gurun Sahara merupakan padang pasir ketiga terbesar di dunia selepas Antartika. Gelombang haba di sini boleh membuatkan sesiapa sahaja sesak nafas hanya dalam beberapa saat.

Jika dibandingkan dengan jumlah keluasan Amerika Syarikat, Gurun Sahara adalah 9.2 juta kilometer persegi lebih besar. Kalau korang rujuk peta dunia, korang akan dapat tengok bahawa lebih separuh bahagian Amerika Utara boleh dilitupi oleh Gurun Sahara.

1. Gurun Atacama – Chile

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Gurun Atacama dianggap sebagai padang pasir yang paling berbahaya di dunia. Merupakan gurun yang paling kering di dunia dan adalah mustahil untuk mendapatkan setitis air dari mana-mana bahagian di padang pasir ini.

Terletak di Amerika Selatan, padang pasir ini tidak menerima hujan sepenuhnya antara tahun 1570 dan 1971. Padang pasir ini merupakan tanah paling kering selama lebih dari 200 tahun yang lalu.

Keadaan atmosfera dan cuaca di sini adalah setanding dengan Marikh dan kadang-kala ia melepasi tahap itu. Gurun Atacama juga digunakan untuk menguji prasyarat bagi misi Marikh oleh NASA.

Selepas membuat bacaan tentang gurun-gurun ini, mungkin boleh lupakan hasrat untuk ke gurun ini…

 

Langkah Perlu di Ambil Bila Berlaku Kemalangan di Thailand

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Untuk panduan pada korang yang nak travel ke Thailand menggunakan jalan darat seperti memandu atau berkonvoi, berikut Hafiz kongsikan sedikit panduan apa yang perlu lakukan sekiranya berlaku kemalangan.

1.Hubungi pihak polis & ambulans jika perlu(biasanya orang disekeliling akan membantu)

2.Hubungi Konsulat Malaysia di Songkhla atau Kedutaan Malaysia di Thailand untuk bantuan dokumentasi & nasihat undang-undang.

3.Hubungi Polis Pelancongan Thailand(1155) dan Tourist Assistance Centre (+6697-2483637) untuk bantuan jurubahasa & nasihat undang-undang.

4.Buat laporan polis dan jika perlu bantuan jurubahasa, minta Konsulat atau Kedutaan Malaysia membantu.

5. Jika mangsa atau anda perlu dihantar ke hospital, serahkan laporan polis atau polisi insurans di kaunter hospital untuk tindakan selanjutnya.

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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…

Cara Meningkatkan Testosteron Secara Semulajadi

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Kita sering dengar ramai yang kata bila usia cecah 30 ni, metabolisma pun menurun. Apa yang korang faham tentang turunnya metabolisma ni? Untuk pengetahuan korang,  tahap metabolisma, otot dan mood dikawal oleh testosteron. Kebanyakan lelaki kehilangan kira-kira 1.5 peratus testosteron setiap tahun sebaik saja memasuki usia 30 tahun. Dalam perkongsian kali ni, Hafiz nak kongsi tip tingkatkan testosteron secara semulajadi.

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Vitamin D

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Menurut kajian dari jurnal Hormone and Metabolic, vitamin D memainkan peranan yang penting dalam meningkatkan tahap testosteron. Vitamin D boleh diperolehi melalui pemakanan mahupun terdedah kepada cahaya matahari. Tapi terdedah kepada cahaya matahari secara belebihan pula bakal mendedahkan korang kepada risiko kanser juga. Lakukan secara sederhana.

Angkat Berat

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Selain pemakanan yang baik, bersenam secara konsisten pastinya mendatangkan banyak kebaikan terutama lelaki yang mempunyai tahap testosteron yang rendah.

KAJIAN 1993 MENDAPATI BERSENAM SEPERTI MELAKUKAN ANGKAT BERAT MEMBANTU MENINGKATKAN TAHAP TESTOSTERON DI DALAM DARAH DIIKUTI SENAMAN BIASA.

Ia bukan saja meningkatkan testosteron tetapi membentuk otot badan.

Tidur

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Tidur yang cukup & berkualiti adalah sangat penting. Waktu tidur yang ideal bagi setiap individu mungkin berbeza tapi ada satu kajian yang mengatakan individu yang hanya tidur 5 jam sehari, boleh menyumbang kepada penurunan testosteron sebanyak 15%.

Walaupun ada yang mengatakan tidu 4 – 5 jam sudah mencukupi, namun kajian menunjukkan setiap individu memerlukan 7-10 waktu tidur setiap hari.

Masalah tekanan dan obesiti juga menjadi punca tahap testosteron menurun tanpa disedari. Jangan tunggu sehingga usia meningkat. Mulakan dari hari ni.

Rujukan :

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-ways-to-boost-testosterone#section6