CARA MUDAH KUPAS DURIAN

Kali ini posting pendek saja. Ni cara mudah nak kupas durian. Cara ini saya nampak semasa melawat Pesta Durian di Georgetown tidak berapa lama dulu.

Cara yang ditunjukkan memang cukup mudah dan tidak perlu sampai luka-luka jari tercucuk duri atau terketar dagu sebelum kulitnya terbuka.

(Lihat Gambar) Peniaga durian tersebut telah membuat torehan seperti itu pada bahagian bawah buah. Selepas toreh maka tuilkan kulit untuk membukanya. Selamat mencuba. Kay bye………

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NAIK UBER KAT PENANG

Kalau kat KL nama uber dah menjadi sebutan sebab rasa dengki pemandu teksi dengan perkhidmatan baru yang lebih murah, selesa dan efisyen. Selama ini pun aku sangka di Malaysia ni  hanya di KL saja ada uber. Rupanya kat Penang pun ada dah perkhidmatan uber ni.

Kebetulan aku hadir satu seminar 3 jam di YMCA Pulau Pinang dan sewaktu hendak balik ke Jeti hujan turun dan sukar untuk aku ke perhentian bas untuk mendapatkan perkhidmatan rapidpenang. Lagi pun besar kemungkinan perhentian bas tidak ada tempat berteduh.

Ketika menanti di lobby aku berbual dengan salah seorang peserta seminar dan pada masa itulah dia bertanya mengapa tak panggil uber. Barulah aku teringat pasal perkhidmatan itu dan rupanya dah ada di Pulau Pinang. Dia sendiri adalah pemandu yang berdaftar dengan uber.

Lalu aku pun buka google playstore dan install apps untuk uber. Pengalaman pertama menggunakan perkhidmatan uber memang mudah.

Paparan akan menunjukkan peta lokasi dan kedudukan ikon beberapa kereta yang berhampiran yang memberikan perkhidmatan uber ni. Ikut sahaja arahan yang dipaparkan dan anda akan mendapat respons tentang kereta, pemandu, lokasinya serta berapa lama ia akan sampai ke tempat kita tunggu. Pengguna kli pertama pun akan akan merasa mudahnya untuk dapatkan perkhidmatan uber.

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Peta perjalanan yang juga sebahagian dari resit untuk penumpang, selepas menggunakan perkhidmatan uber akan dihantar ke email yang didaftarkan pada apps uber sewaktu mula install. Mudah kan untuk membuat claim perjalanan kelak. Malah ianya adalah lebih sah dengan unsur rasuah yang paling minima khususnya bagi kakitangan kerajaan yang menggunakan perkhidmatan awam semasa bertugas.

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JALAN-JALAN PASAR KARAT

Sebut saja pasar karat pastinya kita akan terus terbayang susunan barangan antik yang dipamerkan untuk dijual kepada peminat barang antik. Banyak pasar karat sudah muncul dan beroperasi di merata bandar di negara ini dan berbagai barangan antik yang menjadi “collectors item” yang ditawarkan untuk jualan mahupun barang lama yang boleh dijadikan sparepart untuk barangan harian yang sudah rosak.

Di Alor Setar, Pasar Karat yang popular ialah di Kampung Berjaya yang beroperasi pada hari Jumaat bersamaan dengan pasar basah. Ia beroperasi pada setiap pagi Jumaat.

Baru-baru ini pula saya berkesempatan meninjau pula satu lagi pasar karat di Kubang Pasu, Jitra yang dibuka di Taman Tunku Sarina, Bandar Darulaman. Ia beroperasi setiap pagi Sabtu.

Untuk ke pasar karat PSTTS amat mudah kerana ia terletak di laluan untuk masuk ke Taman Tunku Sarina. Dari lebuhraya PLUS pengunjung boleh keluar di Exit Bandar Darulaman dan hala ke Taman Tunku Sarina atau Tasik Darulaman. Pandu terus sehingga melepasi tasek dan bulatan di Lakehomes.

Saya rasa agak keciwa juga kerana tidak banyak barangan antik diperdagangkan berbanding Pasar Karat Kg Berjaya. Selain daripada beberapa orang peniaga barangan antik, majoriti peniaga menjual barangan biasa dan lebih nampak ala pasar malam. Mungkin kerana ianya masih baru, ramai peniaga barangan antik mungkin terpaksa mengatur semula jadual perniagaan mereka.

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DARULAMAN PARK, JITRA

Bandar Baru Darulaman was transformed from a small town formerly known as Tanah Merah (there are many towns in Malaysia with the same name) located about 5 km fron Jitra town and about 18 km from Alor Setar City, the capital  city for Kedah, Malaysia.

The new township was developed by Bandar Darulaman Berhad, transforming once a rubber estate plantations to towns and housing estates.

Within the development area there is a natural lake that had been turned into a recreational park for local residents and also visited by communities from nearby towns. Its the Bandar Darulaman Park.

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The park is open daily and had became a hive of activities for all walks of life. Parents bring their kids for kiddy rides or play with gigantic soap bubbles while many enjoy the jog around the lake. There are also water activities where visitors can ride on the paddle boat or canoeing.

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Since its opening the park is not only a park for routine daily recreational activites but also had hosted many events ranging from local to national level expositions.

HOW TO GO

From Alor Setar, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kangar, Jitra and Alor Setar can take the North South Highway and take the Bandar Darulaman exit. However from Jitra town its reachable through Federal Route 1.

 

 

PETAI

This note was taken from a whatsapp shared post that was and is making its rounds and I edit it so suit the posting. Its about the PETAI or Bitter bean or its Scientific name Parkia speciosa. The information was claimed as and advice from a UKM Medical Doctor.

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Petai or Parkia speciosa  contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes (?). But energy isn’t the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

So what can ptai do to our body?

Depression:

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS (premenstrual syndrome):

Forget the pills – eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia:

High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure:

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power :

200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana… Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!!

Constipation:

High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

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Hangovers:

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:

Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :

Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation..

Nerves:

Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight:

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:

Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control :

Many other cultures see petai as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD):

Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.

Smoking:

Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.

Strokes:

According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine” eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%”.

Warts:

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart.. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

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So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals… It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A Petai a day keeps the doctor away”.

Disclaimer: Information and photos were downloaded from the internet.

Mengemis Pun Boleh Kaya

Baru-baru ini terbit satu berita bagaimana seorang lelaki pendatang asing memperolehi sampai RM11,000 sebulan hasil dari mengemis dengan menyamar sebagai seorang wanita.

Jumlah itu adalah sesuatu yang sukar diperolehi oleh majoriti pekerja biasa apa lagi mereka yang bekerja makan gaji.

Ia menunjukkan betapa pemurahnya rakyat Malaysia untuk bersedekah khususnya kepada peminta sedekah.

Post ini saya nak share satu imej yang viral kat Whatsapp tentang tiga orang rakyat India yang hidup mewah dengan memilikki harta yang banyak hasil daripada mengemis.

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Kekayaan seperti yang mereka bertiga itu memilikki sememangnya sukar bagi pekerja makan gaji untuk dicapai.

 

Water And Adventure Park @ Austin Heights

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Klang Valley boast to host many water based recreational theme parks for families and the most popular among them is Sunway Lagoon. However, Johor can also be proud too of having many fun-filled family parks for locals and tourist alike.

Many had known about Danga Bay, a place where Johoreans, tourists and visitors from Singapore  congregate for while away their leisure time with friends or family. Johor is also proud of hosting the only international theme park for families  in Asia under the Legoland flagship, besides another one, Hello Kitty theme park in Pulai Springs, Nusajaya.

Now Johor has added another theme park on her list,  the Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park .The park is located at the Mount Austin Township along Jalan Kota Tinggi in Johor Bahru District. It is approximately a 20 minutes drive from Johor Bharu city centre and is the regions latest and unique and holiday getaway.

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Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park, managed by Austin Leisure Sdn. Bhd. is Malaysia’s largest Fmily Edutainment Centre.

WHATS THERE?

Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park has 5 attractions parks depending on visitors taste of adventure and each park has its own thrill and adventure.

Visitors can fulfill their respective desire of adventure and thrills at either of these Water Park, Adventure Park, Jump Street, Skating rink and/or Drift. Entrance tickets are based on single park entry.

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The water park provides a collage of breath-taking summery scenery and varieties of jaw-dropping water slides. There’s the “Hola Flora” for kids and also adults who missed their childhood fun and memories during their times.

Step into Splash world and let your imagination run wild and letting the kids rule their own game at the splash-tastic water playground.

When did you last scream out at the top of your vioce? Well, you can do it again at the Supersurf where you can scream all the way down the 6 high-speed racing lanes and boost your rate of blood circulation and your body muscles for exertion.

The Yellow Wall is a master of all thrill. Many people has Acrophobia and if you are one, don’t look down when you tube through this extra wide body slide. Hurtle high above, speed down by gliding left or right within seconds and splash out at the end.

You won’t get dizzy at the Rainbow Hood. It is one of the most stunning slides of summer that takes momentum rider slide down twist and turn in the dark while revel in rotary-rainbow effect by landing each rider in the Lazy River.

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Below is a You Tube video clip at the water slides at Water Park Big Splash shared by Andy Lee

And if you just want to soak yourself to the wave visitors can swim here.

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Adventure Park

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This park is all about “monkey business”. NO!!! I do not mean you must become a monkey but activities on this park is all about climbing and hanging or you can be Tarzan for a while even if “Jane” is not around.

Adventure Park is for thrill seekers or fans of adventure who wants to explore more but staying dry. It features the longest indoor suspension adventure rope course in Malaysia. This park guarantees maximum thrills with its 7 course routes consisting of 51 types of obstacles/challenges designed for first-time players or thrill seekers.

While hanging metres above the ground the park provide the highest quality safety equipment ensuring highest quality of safety standards in compliance with the latest Euro Norm Standards : EN15567. No doubt because experts from France were employed to fix the obstacles.

There are Zip lines and uper Zip lines, Tunnel Crossing, Rope Trapeze, Jamor crossing, Pnotta bridge, Neewood crossing, Half criss crosssing, Half Tic Tac Toe,  Pirate Crssing, Small U and all are in mid air.

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Sports n Leisure Jump Street

Partnering with franchisor Jump Street, a leading large-scale trampoline park specialist, to ensure reliable safety standard, this gravity-defying indoor trampoline centre re define fitness and fun for adults and kids. It is custom built to maximise the varieties of attraction and catering for individuals with different levels of fitness.

Jump Street consist of different activities namely; Main Court, Dodge Ball Court, SlamDunk, High Performance Area, Foam Pit and Ait Bag. It also has a healthy snack bars and is available for events and ftness and fun classes.

Sports n Leisure Skating rink

Run away from the tropical heat and ice skate on synthetic ice in the comfort of Austin Heights Skating rink. This high standard synthetic ice from XTRANCE can achieve 95% similar to natural ice.

Sports n Leisure Drift

Drifting is no kids game but is suitable for kids and if you, an adult has Tachophobia, just try your hand on the drift cart at the Drift Park and feel the experiece of your vehicle skidding on the turns.

WHAT ELSE?

While visitors come as walk ins, Austin Water and Adventure Park also caters for School Group and Uotungs, Corporate Team building and Family Bonding activities.

Beside all these, Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park also has a fitness centre for those who want to keep fit and maybe has the intention of becoming an “Abang Sado

As common regulation to all parks’ policy where No Outside Food allowed, Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park also do not allow such. However to cater to hungry park goers, there’s a cafeteria next to the surf pool where visitors can buy their meals.

During our media visit to the park we were all provided with a sample of lunch that can be purchased.

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HOW TO GO

Visitors travelling on the North South Highway can take the exit to Terminal Pengangkutan Awam & Pasar Larkin.

Mount Austin Township Coordinate :   1°33’10″N   103°46’43″E

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ENTRY TICKETS

Entry tickets to the respective fun-filled park

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FACEBOOK : Austin Heights Water & Theme Park