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Nuffnang, the best blog advertising company in Asia, celebrated its 1st anniversary on 27 February 2008. And in celebrating this joyous occasion, Nuffnang is throwing a party with bloggers from Malaysia and Singapore themed the Pajama Party at Borneo Baruk Club in Kuala Lumpur on the 15th of March 2008.
To get access to the party you just need to write a blog entry according to the theme, it’s limited to 300 places to get your entry in quick. In line with the election fever…

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Kota Kinablu: Sabah Court Houses

Finally, a break from food related entries.

We dropped by Sabah Court House to check out the court. Sabah Court House houses the magistrate court, sessions court and high court of Kota Kinabalu.

On the front gate lies a notice informing that the night courts starts from 6am and ends at 8pm. A night court session is usually held in the evening to hear traffic cases.
I was quite surprised that they hold night courts. Another court in Malaysia which has this practice is the Kuala Lumpur High Court. In most of the Malaysian courts, Court sessions start at 9a.m (in practice, they rarely start at 9am sharp).

In a language that I dont understand..
I guess one of the reasons they have night courts is to reduce the amount of people in Court in the morning (hence more parking space!).

design so lousy..kekekek
We roamed freely around the Court and even managed to get to the backyard. While walking around the empty court, we saw one notice board with three (3) pictures of a face of a little girl. It’s a composite photo of the recent missing girl, Sharlinie in 3 different appearances, bald, with tudong and with hair.

Sharlinie has been missing since she was allegedly taken away while playing at her local playground since January 2008. Many fear that she will suffer the same fate as Nurin Jazlin, who was found sexually assaulted and dead in a bag.
Upon my return to Kuala Lumpur, I found out that the composite pictures were created by wahdi. Great job wahdi!
Related Links:
the story begins: Take note of this entry!
In Memory of Nurin Jazlin – Blog set up by Nurin Jazlin’s uncle
Nurin Jazlin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Corpse Was Nurin Jazlin Jazimin! The Story of A Missing Child! at Weddings, Celebrity Gossips & Personals @ Syokkahwin.com

Kota Kinabalu: Tuaran Mee @ Kedai Kopi Tai Meng, Damai

Kedai Kopi Tai Meng

Before my trip to Kota Kinabalu, my friend recommended me one dish by the name Tuaran Mee.

Tuaran is a town in Sabah and this dish originates from this town. Due to its popularity, the sale of such dish has expanded to Kota Kinabalu. Kedai Kopi Tai Meng is actually our second choice as our first choice is not open due to the Chinese New Year break.

Tuaran mee consist of, among others, noodles, roasted pork and vegetables. It’s fried and tastes quite egg-ish. – quite tasty too! To complement this dish, one should add the stall’s self-made condiment i.e. their spicy sauce. If it’s too spicy, you may add some soy sauce to dilute the spicy taste.

While eating, we saw this cat with multi coloured eyes.

This cat kept clinging on my friend’s jeans. After my friend kicked the cat away, the cat went to another table and started clinging on a lady’s jeans. LOL

Related Links:
Tuaran – Wikipedia
Tuaran Mee « Dining With JeWeLLe
Live it up, Clement: Tuaran Mee

New Club: Euphoria – Ministry of Sound, Kuala Lumpur

This just came in. It is reported that the well know superclub from the United Kingdom, Ministry of Sound will be opening a new club in Kuala Lumpur. I heard that the club will be in Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. The exact opening date is unknown but it was mentioned that it will be opened on Spring 2008. Malaysia mana ada Spring???

Anyone has more info?
Stay tuned on updates!
[Edit: The club is now open!]

Kota Kinabalu: Dott’s Egg Tarts

One of the things I don’t see in Kuala Lumpur is small retails selling egg tarts solely. I’ve almost been a big fan of egg tarts and I would order egg tarts whenever I go for dimsum.

Took this when it was closed 😛

While walking around Warisan Square, I bought a piece of egg tart from a small shop by the name Dotts Egg Tarts. Each egg tart costs RM1.10 – quite expensive for KK standard. However, it’s well worth it. Although it’s not freshly out from the oven, the egg custard was still warm and soft. The egg custard was sweet and extremely delicious. I wanted another one when I finished the first one!!!

Soon I realised that Dotts Egg Tart is a chain selling egg tarts. In fact, there are many other shops that sell only egg tarts! This is something that I would recommend Klang Valley entrepreneurs to venture in.

Related Link:
A Daily Obsession: Salmon-Bacon Quiche

Kota Kinabalu: Port View Seafood Village

Our first dinner was at Port View Seafood Village, a well known restaurant for tourists. It’s located along the beach in Kota Kinabalu City. We were told that the food there is good but a little bit pricey.
After sitting down, a lady came to serve us. We wanted to eat fish..
Me: What fish do you have?

Lady: “Lou pan” and “Chat sing Pan”..

I know that “chat sing pan” (literally means “seven stars fish”) is quite expensive. However, at that time, I forgot the Chinese names of the cheaper fishes. Hence…

Me: How much is “lou pan”? For 2 person..

Lady: oh, around RM200
Me: O_O ok..how about “chat sing pan”??
Lady: About RM15 per 100 gram.
Me: Aahh..ok.. 1 steamed “chat sing pan” please.

We ordered a dish of vegetables to complement our fish. It took a long time for the fish to come.

The fish came and we ate. The fish was fresh from the aquarium. I didn’t know until I was told later but nevertheless it was good. It’s best to eat fresh fish steamed as from there, one can taste the freshness of it.

But when the bill came…RM90 for “chat sing pan”!!! What the fish!!?!? RM90 FOR FRESHNESS??? I GIVE FRESH FART RM90 CAN??? THIS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE FISH I’VE EVAAAA EATTEEEENNNN$@$!!1111

Kota Kinabalu: Siang Siang Pan Mian

My friend brought the www.xes.cx makan team to one restaurant by the name Siang Siang Pan Mian @ Lintas. The interior is quite similar to our Ipoh Oldtown Coffee. However, the place seems a little bit dirty – rubbish was scattered over the floor.

The menu comes in a mixture of English, Malay and Mandarin language – with pinyin for bananas like me. One part you have soup, another part you got mee kuning.

See bottom line…Feet / “Lutut” LOL! Shouldn’t it be feet / “kaki”??

I ordered a soup based pan mee aka kan lau pan mian.

After ordering our food, I spotted a small bowl filled with fresh lime. I was told that the lime juice extracted from the fresh lime is to be mixed with the soup.

Other than the soup based pan mee, we also ordered “teik pan” (hot plate) pan mee. The teik pan pan mee is quite good but their soup based pan mee is so-so. However, after adding some lime juice into my soup based pan mee, the taste of the noodles became quite interesting.

Related Links
Siang Siang Pan Mian | Gourmet Borneo
BAH HANTAM SAJA TAH: Siang Siang Pan Mien
Wikimapia Map

Kota Kinabalu: First Day

One of the things I hate about travelling is the waking up part. I barely had an hour sleep after returning from Mr and Mrs Timothy Tan’s open house. I woke up at 5am and left the house at 6am to catch my 750am flight via Air Asia.
Unfortunately, my bus from KL Sentral to LCC left at 620am and arrived at 720am thus barring us taking our flight. We were then directed to another counter which I think serves people who are late for their flight.
We had to fork out an additional RM300 for a later flight. It seems that the pilot had barred us from entering the flight despite the fact that there were more than 20 minutes before take off.
While waiting for a turn, a family of 6 went berserk after being denied entry to their flight. I guess they were late for their flight too. One of the family members, a middle aged lady, was so angry that she started screaming, “PUKIMAKKK!!! APA LU PUNYA NAMA AAAHH??? BAGI SAYA LU PUNYA NAMA!! SAYA MAU POT SAMA LUU!!! CILAKAK PUNYA ORANGGG!!!”.
Apparently the officer who refused entry to the family of 6 refused to give his name to them. Security was called in and the family of 6 were escorted away. I overheard that they will be brought to the police station for verbal abuse. LOL
After a 2 hours journey, we arrived at Kota Kinabalu Airport. First destination, lunch!!!
To be continue..