Fine Cuisine But Just Stone

Do you ever wonder how patient the sculptor of this stone cuisine, Sun Zhaoyong, attended to his work that took him 20 years to complete? He sculpted 143 Chinese dishes out of stone from a village of Shousan in China. including fish dinners, suckling pis and carved vegetables. All the carved culinary work were from naturally coloured stone.

For his hard work, the artist has been handed a certificate by a world record company in Shanghai, where the dishes are currently on display. Sun used only naturally colored Shoushan stones to create his work. The rock is some of the most famous raw material used in Chinese art. They have been used in for carving in the country for over 1,000 years and are one of the traditional “seal stones’ used by emplerors to immortalise their regal logos.
The rocks are believed to have been formed by tectonic movement more than 100 million years ago and are only found in the village of Shousan. Mining the stones is notoriously difficult, making them rare and valuable. There are around 100 varieties of Shoushan stone, which Tianhuang is the most precious type.
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Among the ‘dishes’ are plates of traditional Chinese fish and vegetable dishes
Note: All photos and story are as watermarked

Hey! What Did You Took Back From The Hotel?

 

Hahaha…….what do you take home when you check out from your stay at a hotel? Many guest do take home something from the room as souvenir or sometimes just because they had unintentionally (or intentionally) pack them together with what they bring.

 

Said that I accidentally took home the room key from a hotel and only to realise it when I reached home. But only after the hotel called. So I have to “ask” Pos laju to send it back to the hotel.

 

I caught up the hobby of collecting plastic cards and nowadays most hotels use the credit card size keycard to open the room door. They have nice pictures and graphics on them and that was what tempted me to keep it as souvenir. Nowadays hotel receptions use to ask for the card back but most of the time I will ask then if I can keep it as a collection unless the card is just a blank card without any graphics on them. .

 

What else? Of course I collect toiletries too made up of shampoos and soap besides folder and pen or pencil.

 

Now read this

 

Top 10 items taken from hotels

 

 

 

 

 

Awani Waze

GPS gadget has been very useful for drivers nowadays since it helps find directions from point A to point B and most of the time accurate. I have not used any GPS gadgets before but with availability of smartphone Apps, there are FREE applications out there. I use Waze eventhough twice it lead me to a wrong place.

According to Astro Awani Traffic, there are 1.5 million active Waze users in Malaysia and the Waze community rakned 15th largest in the world. Waze is owned by Waze Inc. America and Astro Awani has been cooperating with the company to help bring latest traffic update to viewers in Malaysia through Mainstream Media in Malaysia.

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Homestay – The Regalia Studio In The Heart Of KL

At the point of writing this post, Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (#VMY2014) is just round the corner. With one year of welcoming tourist from all over the world, and not forgetting domestic tourism, Malaysia is gearing towards tourist  swarming into the country to catch the culture, nature, adventure and diversity of Malaysia and her hospitality dubbed as Malaysia Truly Asia.

Malaysia has abundance accommodation to present to visitors and tourist to cope with the high volume of tourist for #VMY2014. There are varied places to stay from 5 Star and Signature Hotels to Bed and Breakfast not to mention Homestays that had been promoted widely by the authority to get tourist and visitors close to what Malaysia has to offer in terms of her diversity and real life of Malaysia.

Homestays in Malaysia spread out mostly outside the hustle and bustle of city life to bring guest closer to real life of Malaysia. However for those who still want to stay in the city, there are homestays too within or around the city boundary. So do you want to enjoy a view like this from your Homestay?

RegaliaThen opt to stay at The Regalia Studio, a comfortable homestay within the heart of Kuala Lumpur city  and just next door to Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). It also facilitate  easy access to public transport, the Rapid KL Light Rail Transit at PWTC station and Keretapi Tanah Melayu‘s Putera Komuter Station besides taxis and city buses.

ImageEventhough a Homestay status, but being an apartment with 500 sq ft of space, the facilities provided for guest is nothing less than a standard hotel room but more than you paid for. guest has the whole apartment for themselves throughout the stay including all facilities provided, including a spacious living room, TV, fridge, air conditioning, queen size bed , single bed and even the baby cot for infants

The kitchen has the basic facilities and utensils where guest can cook or heat up their food in the microwave oven provided. A washing machine is also available to wash your dirty linen. 

Regalia1Other facilities provided and accessible to guest are the two swimming pools, one at Level 5 and another,  the Sky Lounge Infinity Pool with Free WiFi @ 37th Floor. Do not miss this opportunity to soak into the cool water while at the same time fascinate yourself with the breathtaking panoramic view of KL Golden Triangle, including KL Twin Tower,  KL  Tower and other skyscrapers scattered around the city especially after night fall.

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Kids can enjoy their children fun at the playground while others can enjoy the mini garden. Seperate Surau’s for Male and Female are also provided besides the steam room, paid laundry and even a mini gym.

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RATES

Weekdays (Monday- Thursday) – MYR 150 a night
Weekend (Friday- Sunday)         – MYR 180 a night

Booking/enquiries e-mail to  roomshortstay@gmail.com

With all the amenities and facilities provided what more can we ask for from a very comfortable Homestay at just RM150-RM200 a night. At that rate it might just be a budget or a 2 Star hotel with just a room and roof to lay your tired body after a hectic day in the city.

More photos of the homestay can be viewed HERE and their FACEBOOK.

WHY I WISH I CAN EXPERIENCE STAYING THERE

After looking at the photos and reading the experience of one guest  who had stayed at The Regalia, I am excited to bring along my family to stay a night or two to enjoy apartment living in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I know I can’t afford to buy and own such property so, once in a while sharing the excitement from the opportunity given can be considered a worthwhile experience.  Not everyone can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur city while chilling or soaking in an infinity swimming pool such at The Regalia.


THE ADDRESS

Regalia Residence
No.2 Jalan Anjung Putra
Off Jalan Sultan Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates : 3.16431, 101.69246
Cik Hanizah : +60 16-656 0047
CREDIT : All photos and information are from their Facebook page.

Salam Media

 

salam mediaI chance upon this site when browsing and reading blogs that I use to follow. However I had heard about this name while surfing on the Facebook wall. Bloggers who attended the blogrr meetup at MIECC, Mines posted about a competition organised by Salam Media. I registered for the event but found out later that it clashes with an Internet Marketing Seminar that I had paid for making me not available to attend the former.

Salam Media is a community of bloggers and social media users ready to share and be associated with brands they love. They follow strictly on syariah compliance, transparent and trustworthy and dream to be the pioneer Islamic advertising platform for all social media users across the globe.

Companies can come forward to Salam Media if they want to increase brand awareness, get more leads & customer, improve conversion rate and create brand advocacy in the most cost effective manner. Social media is the new vehicle for such activity.

The future of marketing relies heavily on digital presence and content marketing.

With thousands of registered bloggers, Salam Media are able to leverage on their readership, viewers, stalkers, families, uncles and mak longs, to promote their brand through the most effective means, word of mouth. It will be an awesome mix of technology and personal touch for marketing.

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English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)