I was sleepy but I can't help it but to take out my camera and shot the beautiful view of dusk from the seat in plane with rays of light coming out from clouds. Perhaps the amazing view was an early sign of high aesthetic values of building architecture in Jakarta. Along the way from Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta Airport to downtown, I identified the influence of American building architecture on the skycrapers in the city.
It was a good business trip and I manage to do batik shopping at Sarenah Mall nearby our hotel. I had a great time at the top most floor which shelves a great variety of batik design of fabric and ready to wear
I look forward to visit Jakarta again to explore different parts of the city.
I can imagine getting all nervous if anyone ever commission me to do their photographs. With my sometimes inability to make split second technical decisions, I know I can rely upon knowledge on good compositional concepts and storytelling methods to be able to narrate my point of view to others.
Nevertheless, I really enjoy having iftar with Farah and capture the lighting tones, hues, saturations, contrasts, brightness of her brilliant range of lighting devices that she chose for her new home. These lights bring out the different moods she envision to have to each section in her rather cozy new condo.
The developer decided on monochromatic creamy paints on wall, ceiling, and flooring but Farah successfully highlights these section with fantabulous color choice for the entrance hall (as well as the adjoining hall) paint, furniture, and her lighting as mentioned before. Her color vision extends to the choice of sari cloth that she uses for her curtains. Brilliant!
In all, I am awe at her new nest! It's darn homey and cozy
Someone forwarded me this list in the email. Might be useful if you plan to have iftar with lots of family members, friends, colleagues, or business contacts.
ASEANA CAFE Suria KLCC City Centre Reservations: 603 - 382 0395 2006 Price: RM29.75++ per person Menu: A Selection of choice that may include Kerabu Paru Paru, Gado Gado Rojak Buah, Ulam Ulam, Daging Masak Hitam, Ayam Sambal, Talang Masin Gulai Lemak Nenas, Kacang Panjang Goreng & Hati to name a few. This buffet Menu changes daily.
A&V LAZAR GRILL RESTAURANT 1st Floor, Suria KLCC City Centre Reservations: 603 - 2380 5700 2006 Price: RM29.00++ per person Menu: A mixed of traditional Malay & Western cuisines.
BINTANG SHACK RESTAURANT Jalan Bukit Bintang Reservations: 603 - 2142 4009 2006 Price: RM28.00nett per adult and RM16.00nett per child Menu: Experience a different style of Berbuka puasa at Bintang Shack.
CENTURY KUALA LUMPUR HOTEL [ Sunflowers Brasserie ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 2143 9898 2006 Price: RM40.00++ per adult and RM25.00++ per child Menu: Tempting dishes from the action stall include Chicken and Beef Satay, Lamb Sharwarna, Roti Canai,Murtabak, Penang Prawn Mee, Ikan Bakar and succulent seafood.
CERANA RESTAURANT Reservations: 603 - 9074 9662 2006 Price: RM35.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child Menu: Seafood & Thai food buffet.
CHINOZ ON THE PARK Ground Floor, Suria KLCC Reservations: 603 - 2166 8277 2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person Menu: Lavish buka puasa buffet.
CHINOZ BANGSAR Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru Reservations: 603 - 2283 1231 2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person Menu: Lavish buka puasa buffet.
CITITEL MID VALLEY [ Citi Cafe ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 2296 1188 2006 Price: RM38.00nett per adult and 50% off per child. Menu: Favourites such as "Kambing Tandoori", "Kari Kepala Ikan", "Sambal Terung", "Ketam Goreng Rempah", "Ekor Lembu Asam Pedas", "Udang Sambal" and "Rendang Daging Lembu" to go with "Lemang", "Ulam-Ulam", "Rojak" and a dazzling array of refreshing appetisers and desserts.
CONCORDE HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Melting Pot ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 2144 2200 2006 Price: RM48.00++ per person. Menu: Feast yourself to the main course such as ketam masala, ikan patin tempoyak, ikan tenggiri asam pedas, nangka lemak cili padi or opt for the action dishes such as the mee bandung, Johor laksa or ikan bakar. A meal is never complete without the dessert; spoil yourself with the honey dew pudding, warm chocolate pudding, bubur gandum and bubur kacang merah.
CORUS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Dondang Sayang ] 4* Jalan Ampang Reservations: 603 - 2161 8888 2006 Price: RM39.00++ per person. Menu: Feast on an unbelievable spread of over 80 dishes during the month of ramadhan. Break yours fast with a splendid array opf authentic Malay dishes and a magnitude of sumptuous cuisine from the Middle East to an International fair lined in the hawker style buffet. Not forgetting the delicious selection of traditional dessert, Cakes & Ice Kacang guranteed to fulfill any cravings after a long day of fasting.
CROWN PRINCESS KUALA LUMPUR [ Caf‚ on The Tenth ] 5* Reservations: 603 - 2162 5522 2006 Price: RM55.20nett per adult and 50%off per child and senior citizen. Menu: Buffet spread of traditional Malaysia dishes which include appetizers, salads, ulam-ulam, condiments and sauces, soups, carvings, shawarma, main courses and desserts, The harmonious sounds of Malay traditional music and Ghazal will accompany diners from 7.00pm onwards except Sundays.
DE PALMA INN [ Rumia ] 3* Reservations: 603 - 4270 7070 2006 Price: RM40.00nett per adult and RM22.50nett per child . Menu: Buffet spread of traditional Malaysia dishes
DEWAN PERDANA FELDA [ D'Saji ] Jalan Maktab, off Jalan Semarak Reservations: 603 - 2698 8302 2006 Price: RM35.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child. Menu: Break your fast everyday with different menu at price so right.
DORSETT REGENCY [ Checker's ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 2715 1000 2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM19.00++ per child Menu: Malay cuisine including Tandoori Kambing, Lemang, Serunding, Daging Kalio, Ikan Bakar Asam Jawa, Rendang Tok, Paru-Paru Goreng, Sambal Tumis Udang Petai and Ayam Golek.
DYNASTY HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Aseana ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 4043 7777 ext. 3301 2006 Price: RM42.00nett per adult and RM21.00nett per child Special Price for Bankers: RM38.00nett per person Special Price for Government Servants: RM35.00 nett per person Menu: Feast yourself with splendid seven rotating buffet menus, each comprising of favourite local specialties.
EQUATORIAL HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Nipah ] 5* Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur Reservations: 603 - 2161 7777 2006 Price: RM58.00++ per adult and RM30.00++ per child (4-10 years old) Menu: Dishes include local salads, soups, hot main courses, hawker-style favourites and desserts. Popular specialities include Roast Lamb, Fish Head Curry, Bubur Lumbuk, Laksa, Udang Goreng Bermadu, Ayam Masak Serai, Danging Paprik, Ketam Goreng Kunyit, Rebung Masak Lemak Perut, Cili Lala, Soto Ayam and Nasi Bukhari. Desserts include Dodol, Wajik, Layer Cake, Tapai, Kuih Ketayap, Red Bean Dumplings and fresh fruit.
GLORIA JEANS COFFEE Suria KLCC; Emporium Beach Club; Plaza Mont Kiara; Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre; Odeon Club; Sunway Pyramid; Caesars Club; Plaza Alam Sentral; Waterfront City ; Kompleks Zon Bebas Cukai JB; The Garage Penang Road ; Gurney Plaza ; 2006 Price: RM14.90++ per set meal Set A : Tomato Rice with Chicken Rendang & Bandung Chiller. Set B: Tomato Rice with Chicken Char Siew & Bandung Chiller.
GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL [ Pacific ] 3* Jalan Tun Ismail Reservations: 603 - 4042 2177 2006 Price: RM29.00nett per adult and RM14.50nett per child Menu: Malay Ramadhan buffet.
GRAND SEASONS HOTEL [ Seasons Cafe ]4* No 72 Jalan Pahang Reservations: 603 - 2695 5225 2006 Price: RM45.00nett per person Menu: Offerings include Rendang Pedas Udang, Sambal Sotong Petai, Ayam Perchik, Nasi Briyani, Lemang and Serunding amongst others.
IMPIANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ Saffron Brasserie ] 3* Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock Reservations: 603 - 2026 6060 Ext. 7801 2006 Price: RM38.00nett per person Menu: Local dishes in style.
HOTEL CAPITOL KUALA LUMPUR [ Be Be's Kitchen & Bar ]4* Reservations: 603 - 2143 7000 2006 Price: RM30.00++ per adult and RM15.00++ per child & senior citizen Menu: Traditional Malay cuisine.
HOTEL FAIRLANE [ Makan Makan ]4* Jalan Walter Grenier Reservations: 603 - 2148 6888 2006 Price: RM32.00++ per person Menu: Wide selection of Malay authentic favourites Break fast with a symphony traditional Malay music presented by "Kumpulan Seri Mewah".
HOTEL FLAMINGO [ Cascades ]4* Tasik Ampang, Jalan Hulu Kelang Reservations: 603 - 4256 3288 2006 Price: RM46.00nett per person Menu: Serving local, Chinese, Continental, and hard-to-find dishes, you'll have a feast that you'll not want to forget.
HOTEL ISTANA [ Taman Sri Brasserie ]5* Reservations: 603 - 2141 9988 ext 3667 2006 Price: From RM70.00nett per adult Menu: Dishes include Panggang Rusa (grilled deer), Udang Harimau Masak Lengkuas (spicy prawns with galangal), Daging Masak Hijau Berduan Selasih (green beef curry with sweet basil) and Ayam Panggang Madu (marinated baked chicken with chilli and honey). Ghazal music will be playing buffet.
HOTEL MIDAH [ Attapia ] 3* Jalan Kampung Attap Reservations: 603 - 2273 9999 2006 Price: RM25.00nett per adult and RM20.00nett per child Menu: Traditional Malay favourites include Ulam Raja, Kerabu Mangga, Sup Ekor, Sup Tulang, Ayam Goreng Pedas, Daging Masak Lada Hitam, Udang Masak Lada Hitam and Udang Masak Tomato.
J W MARRIOTT HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR 5* Reservations: 603 - 2715 9000 2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM16.00++ per child [Sang Bayu Poolside] Menu: Traditional buffet style with sixty over types of dishes ranging from local, Chinese and International. Complete with tents and food stalls - it is designed to be carnival-like, putting camaraderie and fellowship back into our hectic daily lives. 2006 Price: RM28.00++ per adult and RM16.00++ per child [ Marriott Caf‚ ] Menu: A special 6 traditional dishes ranging from appitisers, main course, soup and dessert on your mini table..
KELANA SEAFOOD CENTRE Jalan Tasik Permaisuri1, Bandar Sri Permaisuri Reservations: 603 - 7803 8118 2006 Price: RM29.00++ per adult and RM12.00++ per child Menu: Sri Permaisuri Buffet
MALAYAN AROMAS Ground Floor, City Square , Jalan Tun Razak Reservations: 603 - 2161 5094 2006 Price: RM15.90nett per person (3 course meal)
MALURI VALUE INN 3* Jalan Permaisuri Taman Maluri Reservations: 603 - 9287 8833 2006 Price: RM28.00nett per person
MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR [Biba's Cafe] 5* Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Reservations: 603 - 2380 8888 2006 Price: RM63.00++ per person Menu: Malay & International cuisine.
MUSEUM RESTAURANT, The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Reservations: 603 - 2274 2020 2006 Price: RM39.00nett per adult and RM19.00nett per child Menu: Over 50 variaties of Middle Eastern & Local cuisine.
MELIA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR [ El Patio ] 4* Jalan Imbi Reservations: 603 - 2143 8333 2006 Price: RM40.00++ per adult and 50% per child Menu: More than 60 Raya dishes served in Kampung style.
MICASA HOTEL APARTMENTS [ Tapas Bistro ] Reservations: 603 - 2161 8833 2006 Price: RM46.00nett per adult and RM23.00nett per child Menu: Tempting treats include Grilled Meats and Seafood, Assam Laksa, Talapia Lemak Cili Padi,Daging Minangkabau, Bubur Pingat Pisang and Kuih Muih. Three different menus will be rotated during the promotion.
NELAYAN TITIWANGSA RESTAURANT Reservations: 603 - 4022 8400 2006 Price: RM27.00nett per adult and RM21.00nett per child Menu: Buffet + Steamboat + BBQ
NIKKO HOTEL [ Caf‚ Serena ] 5* Jalan Ampang Reservations: 603 - 2161 1111 2006 Price: RM55.00++ per adult and 50% per child Menu: Feast on an elaborate daily-changing buffet prepared by Hotel Nikko's Master Chefs during the month of Ramadhan.
PARK PLAZA INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR Jalan Ampang Reservations: 603 - 2711 8866 ext. 3511 [ Pelita Brasserie and Straits Restaurant ] 4* 2006 Price: RM49.00nett per person Menu: A delightful potpourri of evergreen Malaysian favourites such as Ikan Bakar Percik, Ketam Bunga Masak Rempah, Ayam Panggang, Kambing Marsala, Rendang Daging and Udang Kandar. What's more, the sumptuous spread will be expanded into Straits Restaurant. Look out for the specialty stalls serving Satay, Lemang with Serunding, Otak-otak and many more.
PARK INN INTERNATIONAL KUALA LUMPUR [ Park Inn Deli] 3* 51-A Changkat Bukit Bintang Reservations: 603 - 2715 3888 2006 Price: RM30.00nett per person Menu: Local International food (including Pastas).
PEARL INTERNATIONAL HOTEL [Cafe 5] 4* Batu 5, Jalan Klang Lama, Reservations: 603 - 7983 1111 ext 8356 2006 Price: RM30.00nett per adult and RM15.00nett per child Menu: Local & Western Food
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESTAURANT Reservations: 603 - 2144 6602 2006 Price: RM28.00++ per person Menu: Be with the stars and break your fast and Planet Hollywood with its Ramadhan Buffet.
PRINCE HOTEL & RESIDENCE [Eccucino Brasserie]4* Jalan Conlay Reservations: 603 - 2170 8888 ext. 8119 2006 Price: RM52.00++ per person Menu: A tempting spread awaits with traditional Malay specialities offered.
QUALITY HOTEL CITY CENTRE 4* Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Benteng ] 2006 Price: RM39.50++ per adult and RM15.00++ per child Menu: Malaysian traditional fare and North Indian cuisine. Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Meisan Szechuan ] Price: >From RM38.50++ per person Menu: Halal chinese cuisine this Ramadhan.
RENAISSANCE KUALA LUMPUR 5* Reservations: 603 - 2693 9233 [ Vogue Caf‚ ] 2006 Price: RM62.00++ per adult and RM32.00++ per child Menu: Includes Udang Galah, Sambal Petai, Jelawat Masak Lemak Tempoyak, Ulam-Ulam Melayu, Gulai Nangka Ikan Kering and Kari Sembilang. You can also indulge in Pacific Rim favourites such as Sushi & Sashimi, Oyster Rockefeller, Salmon in Puff Pastry, Steamed Garoupa with Lemon Grass & Coriander and Turkey Roulade with Roasted comein Seed & Papaya Salsa and more
SALOMA KAFE Jalan Ampang Reservations: 603 - 2161 0122 2006 Price: RM59.00++ per person (cultural Show performance); RM39.50++ per person (Ghazal performance) Menu: Live performance at Saloma's with good buffet.
SERI MELAYU RESTAURANT Jalan Conlay Reservations: 603 - 2145 1833 2006 Price: RM55.00++ per adult and RM 30.00++ per child Menu: Menu such as Nasi Ayam,Lemang, Rendang Ayam & Randang Tok, Kuah Lodeh and house specialities pengat Durian. We serves five types of sambal dishes - Sambal Tempoyak, Sambal Cencaluk, Sambal Budu, Sambal Belacan & Sambal Nenas. Our Noodle section features daily specials such as Laksa Utara, Mee Soup & Hilited Italian Spaghetti. The harmonies sounds of Nasyid & cultural show performance will accompany diners. Prayers room are also available for MUSLIM patrons plus we provide an ample free parking to our customer.
SHANGRI LA HOTEL 5* [ Lemon Garden Cafe ] Jalan Sultan Ismail Reservations: 603 - 2032 2388 2006 Price: RM80.00++ per adult and RM40.00++ per child (6 -12 yrs old) Menu: Not only should you look forward to breaking your fast with the enormous spread of authentic local cuisine, but you should also save some room for the wide selection of kuih-muih to end your meal on a sweet note.
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR 5* [ Botanica Brasserie ] Jalan Sultan Ismail Reservations: 603 - 2717 9900 2006 Price: RM66.00nett per adult and 50% off per child ( below 12 yrs old) Menu: For those who appreciate a little culture with their meal, you can opt for Botanica Brasserie's buka puasa delights under the cover of designer palm trees. You will also be entertained by a live ghazal performance.
SWISS-GARDEN HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR 3* [ Garden Terrace ] 117, Jalan Pudu Reservations: 603 - 2141 3333 2006 Price: RM39.00++ per person and 30% off per child Menu: International and local delights.
THE FEDERAL KUALA LUMPUR [ The Verandah ] 4* Jalan Bukit Bintang Reservations: 603 - 2148 9166 2006 Price: RM38.00++ per adult and RM19.00++ per child Week One - Every 3 full paying adults, the 4th eats free Week Two - Every 5 full paying adults, the 6th eats free.
THE LEGEND HOTEL [ Di-Atas Brasserie ] 5* Putra Place , 100 Jalan Putra Reservations: 603 - 4042 9888 2006 Price: RM69.00nett per person Menu: Di-Atas presents lip-smacking Ramadhan Delights, authentic local offerings such as Itik Solok, Ikan Keli Masak Tempoyak, Sambal Udang Galah Dengan Petai and many more.
THE PAN PAC KUALA LUMPUR [ Selera ] 5* Jalan Putra Reservations: 603 - 4042 5555 2006 Price: RM50.00++ per person Menu: Selera offer a myriad of both Asian and international delicacies
THE REGENT KUALA LUMPUR [Terrace ] 5* Jalan Bukit Bintang Reservations: 603 - 2141 8000 2006 Price: RM50.00++ per person
THE RITZ-CARLTON KUALA LUMPUR [C‚sar's ] 5* 168, Jalan Imbi Reservations: 603 - 2142 8000 2006 Price: RM38.00++ per set Menu: Savour typical Malay delights. Changed daily.
WIRA HOTEL 3* No. 123, Jalan Thamboosamy (Off Jalan Putra), Reservations: 603 - 4042 3333 2006 Price: RM15.50nett per person [ Set Meal ] Menu: This Set Ramadhan savours delectable Asian and continental cuisine, grills and snacks in the friendly and informal atmosphere of The Coffee Shop.
CONCORDE HOTEL SHAH ALAM [ Melting Pot ] 4* Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah, C9/C, Shah Alam Reservations: 60 3 -5512 2200 ext. 2304 2006 Price:RM47.00++ per person and 50% off per children Menu: Ramadhan buffet.
CYBERLODGE CYBERJAYA [ The Veranda ] 4* Reservations: 603 -8312 7000 2006 Price:RM45.00nett per person and RM22.50nett per child Menu: Relax and tuck into the Malay buffet before moving onto the Western favorites and keep an eye out for the soothing Koi ponds around you.
EASTIN HOTEL [ Swezbrafferie Brasserie ] 4* Reservations: 603 - 7665 1111 2006 Price: RM52.00++ per adult and RM31.00++ per child.
GRAND BLUE WAVE HOTEL SHAH ALAM 4* Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam Reservations: 603 - 5031 3388 ext.2612 [ Semarak Cafe ] 2006 Price: RM48.00++ per adult and RM24.00++ per child ( 7 - 12 years) Menu: Berbuka Puasa with traditional delights from the northen states of the Peninsula such as Laksa Kedah, Kedah's Nasi Ulam, Penang 's Char Koay Teow, Nasi Kandar, Curry Capitan or Kedah's dishes with Thai influences.
HILTON PETALING JAYA [ Paya Serai ] 5* Reservations: 603 - 7955 9122 ext.4060 2006 Price: RM52.00++ per adult and RM35.00++ per child Menu: Vast choices of freshly prepared acar, kerabu, sambal and hand-picked ulam served together with 6 types of local keropok. From the buffet line are main dishes of poultry, meat and seafood like ayam panggang bercili, gulai daging, kari ikan tonkol, ikan bakar, pais kerang, ketam masak chili, just to name a few.
I just got back from eight rakaat Tarawih prayer at my qariah's musolla. I suppose, like myself, some other jamaah waited for the witir prayer, but the musolla had a tazkirah session before ended it with three rakaat witir instead. I decided to leave early and performed witir at home.
Earlier, eager to got home early, I had to wait about 20 minutes before I got a cab right after a tiring train ride. Thank goodness, I managed to get home just about time. Hopefully, tomorrow would be better as I'd be leaving office for home by 4pm!
Sumi Jo, the Korean-born soprano sensation who was trained in Rome graced the 10th Anniversary Festival of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra last night. Her splendid performance with some technically challenging arias was embodied with characters and souls to pieces such as Je veux vivre (from Romeo et Juliette), E strano ... Ah, forse lui... Sempre Libera (from La Traviata), and Olympia's Song (from The Tales of Hoffmann). Audiences were mesmerized and entertained in her comical performance that brought to life a mechanical doll for the Olympia's Song.
Matthias Bamert, the principal conductor together with his strong 105-member symphony orchestra programming last night took us to different composers from France, Italy, German, Austria, and ended the night with a splendid performance on Ravel's Daphne and Chloe (Suite No. 2).
I had the pleasure of meeting friends from past acquaintances and made new friends with some of the musicians and ex-MPO staff. It was indeed a wonderful evening with great intermission food and some funny conversations with Tariq, Hani, & Fiza. Thanks to Fiza for the special invitation ticket and thanks to Le Meridien who catered wonderful array of finger food to the hungry concert goers and musicians last night.
Read more on Gunung Lang: http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunung_Lang Here are photos taken at this hidden treasure in Ipoh. Simply breathtaking and full of potential to be developed into one of bio-tourism attractions in Malaysia.