Kien Kee, Sup Pedas Ayam Kampung @ Seri Kembangan

My contractor, Uncle Loh brought me to Serdang for lunch. He had been raving about this spicy soup for the past few months. We finally found time to try it after we chose the doors for my new house.

Kien Kee is located in the old Chinese village of Serdang. Wooden and houses and are scattered around this village. This place certainly has a nostalgic feeling.

The interior of this place is very old. It has a special air conditioned room. Some of these rooms were even converted into an office for driving instructors.

I was told that this place gets packed in the afternoon. I was there at 2pm and the crowd seems to have dwindled down. The food came quite fast.

Highlight of the place – Ayam Kampung Sup Pedas (spicy village chicken) – mixture of village chicken (ayam kampung) and pork in pepper soup. It was awesome!

We ordered Fat Tiu Cheong (Buddha Jumps Over the Wall) – Tasted good too!

Taufu – taste like tau fu fah!

Meal was extremely satisfying. I would highly recommend anyone to try this. The scenic drive through Serdang village is worth it!


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Restoran Kien Kee
D-1, Jalan 10/3
43300 Seri Kembangan
Tel: 012-350 9900

Behind the Sri Kembangan Post Office
Opens 9am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm, close on Monday

Fukuoka, Japan – 2012 – Overview

They say one thing always lead to another.

It all started with a blog post entitled, “All Lawyers should have an iPad!” at LoyarBurok which talks about the use of iPad by lawyers. I wrote this post on one of the many nights that I couldn’t sleep.

Immediately after posting that article, I was invited by the Bar Council to speak on the topic, “Use of Technology amongst Lawyers“.

Most of the participants of my talk were practitioners senior to me. However, Gaythri, the Head of Marketing of LexisNexis SEA, a multinational legal information provider, attended too. She found out about my talk through Twitter.

After the talk, I was invited by Gaythri to review their upcoming LexisNexis iPad App which I gave input.

In early January, Gaythri invited me to attend the LexisNexis Customer Engagement Workshop at Fukouka. And at all expenses paid!

And weeks later, there I was, sitting in Business Class sipping champagne. Just one article led me to this. Amazing what the power of social media can do!

Business Class Seats – I could almost recline the seat 90 degrees.


Awesome free stuff!

There were only five people (including me) invited by LexisNexis to attend this event namely a Managing Partner of an Indian law firm, a partner from a large Singaporean firm, a Chinese legal counsel of Foxconn (manufacturers of Apple products) and lastly a Japanese legal counsel from Lotte.

The event was held at Luigin Spa and Resorts, a hotel 40 minutes away from the city.

My room was spacious and it faced the sea.

Great view. Great service too.

The customer engagement session was great. Many ideas were discussed and exchanged. We had two sessions. In the first session, we had a panel discussion on how will legal profession be in the next ten years. The five of us gave our views to 50 over participants. My views were quite similar to what I presented in my “Use of Technology amongst Lawyers” talk. Briefly, they were:-

1. The new generation of young lawyers (namely the Gen Y) prefer flexibility over money. They no longer like 9 to 5 working hours. With this, mobility is important. The ability to work wherever and whenever are important in the future. Cloud computing and light weight and portable devices will be useful.

2. Touch screens, mobile devices and Apps are the way forward. Due to the need for mobility, documents will be in electronic form. I said that the use tablets and ultrabooks in legal practice will flourish. I also said that we may one day have paper thin touch screens and the Courts may use touch screen tables.

3. Apps will be developed to help legal practice. Currently, Dropbox, text convertors App and Penultimate (handwriting app) are useful.

4. I also said that thumbdrives will be one day as cheap as CDs. In the future, thumbdrives will be sold in bulk and people may even give thumbdrives as namecards (and also in the form of namecards) where their profile will be saved.

Before the presentation, the Indian lawyer told me that he goes to Court with three iPads and he doesn’t bring the physical file to Court. Each iPad would have all the relevant documents. If he needs to refer to two separate documents, he will use two iPads. Browsing and highlights are done through PDF reader Apps like GoodReader.

For thick documents, the Singaporean lawyer told me that she indexes her PDF files which will appear on the side of the document. These files will be indexed before e-filing them in Court.

5. Social media is the new marketing tool for lawyers and law firms. Many law firms have embraced social media to market their services. I gave an example of a UK law firm having their lawyers to have their own professional LinkedIn and Twitter account.

The second session was a breakout session. I was interviewed by the Malaysian LexisNexis team on various issues. I told them the story on how I ended up having a share in Nuffnang and also in Fukuoka.

The last session lasted until lunch time. We had lunch with the top management of LexisNexis including the South East Asia Head and Group CEO. It was a real privileged for a young practitioner like me to be there.

Due to the short trip, I didn’t have much time to visit Fukuoka. I did manage to visit the city and have some good food. Will talk about this later.

For my participation, LexisNexis presented me with a Kindle Fire. I can’t wait to download ebooks!

Many thanks again to LexisNexis for the opportunity!

Kota Kinabalu Food Guide

I was in Kota Kinabalu few months ago for a short break. It was also time for me to venture to the streets to try new Kota Kinabalu hawker food!

Jin Jin Seafood Restaurant @ Taman Hilltop

Jin Jin Seafood Restaurant is well known for its fish noodles. It does not taste like the normal fish noodles we have back at home. The soup is sour and their serving is massive! When ordering, you have a choice of deep fried fish or steamed. Their serving of fish meat was generous. You can also opt for fresh milk in your soup. I heard that fresh milk makes the soup tastier.

Overall, the meal was great! Almost wiped the entire bowl clean.

However, the price is quite steep. It was around RM10 per bowl. Drinks on the other hand was terrible. Don’t ever order their Nescafe.


Restoran Beaufort

Sabah has various Chinese hawker dishes which are not available in the Klang Valley and one of them is the Beaufort noodles.

Finally I managed to try the famous Beaufort noodles at Restoran Beaufort. It comes in dry and wet version. The latter’s portion is huge where the former was in reasonable size.

This Beaufort noodles come with thick egg noodles, vegetables and roasted pork.

The wet version is similar to our Cantonese fried noodles (Wat Tan Hor) but it is quite tasteless.

Fried version was mediocre. Nothing to shout about.

Notwithstanding the mediocrity of this noodles, Restoran Beaufort was packed with people. I guess the noodles is an acquired taste.

If you would like to have a taste of Beaufort noodles, you can head to Restoran Beaufort located at the map below:-


Fook Yuen @ the City

My all time favourite place in KK is Fook Yuen, well known for their roti kahwin. I wrote a review about Fook Yuen @ Damai some time ago.

I just found out that Fook Yuen opened an outlet in the city. It looks like an Old Town outlet and it fact it is next to Old Town. I initially thought it was part of Old Town. Their signboard is not very visible!

Unfortunately, the roti kahwin and coffee here are terrible. It doesn’t taste as good as the ones they have at Damai. I wouldn’t recommend this place if it’s the first time you’re trying Fook Yuen.

Original Fook Yuen Roti Kahwin

Teh Madras at Fook Yuen. It’s basically 2 layered tea.


Seri Petaling Chee Cheong Fun

Ping is one of my oldest friends. We were friends since kindergarten days.

Umeng (Left) and Ping (Right) during primary school days.

After school, Ping worked as a graphic designer and then moved to sales. After years of working for people, he decided to embrace entrepreneurship and started a chee cheung fun stall with my other high school friend, Pao and Pao’s father and aunt.

The stall is located at Seri Petaling morning market. I went there on their first business day.

I suggested that Ping get a few topless muscular men from Pushmore to stand in front of the stall to get attention on their first day – just like what Abercrombie and Fitch did in Singapore when they opened their first outlet.

Topless boys @ Abercrombie and Fitch, Singapore. Photo credits to MsGlitzy

But without the sexy men, the aunties were clamoring over the stall!

I ordered their curry chee cheung fun with curry pork skin and wild boar meat.

It was tasty!! Amount of wild boar meat was generous and pork skin was crunchy! All fresh cause its made on the same day. The texture of the chee cheung fun is thick unlike the usual thin ones. Overall it’s yummy!

I also tried their black sauce paste chee cheung fun. It’s good as well. Ideal for the morning if I don’t want my stomach to be burning from curry.

Please go early in the morning otherwise the pork skin will run out. They start early morning and will close in the afternoon.


What lies ahead for social media

My yearly social media reflection article is out on The Star newspaper under the Putik Lada column!

This time round, it’s about new social media legal cases that happened in 2011. For the first time (probably), my Putik Lada article got onto the most read article in The Star online!

If you missed it, here’s an extract of the article:-

It is going to be a tempestuous year with more developments in the social media scene, and a digital war may erupt between Internet users, companies and governments.

MALAYSIA’S social media sphere hit a milestone last year. Facebook users reached 12 million in Malaysia as at Decem­ber and Twitter users reached about 470,000 as at October.

Defamation actions and criminal charges against people for alleged misuse of social media have also become normal. There have been interesting developments in the social media and Internet legal scene.

Last year saw an increase in the use of social media by the legal profession to market their services. Some lawyers, law firms and courts have their own Twitter accounts.

Former Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (@Ambiga_S) has over 6,000 followers, international law firm Allen & Overy (@AllenOvery) has more than 6,600 followers and the US Supreme Court (@USSupremeCourt) has 23,000 followers and counting.

With such extensive use by legal practitioners, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a practice note for the use of social media by lawyers.

Back home, Cybersecurity Ma­­laysia introduced a new Internet guideline called Best Practice on Social Networking Sites (SNS).

The guideline is used as acceptable practices in usage of SNS with heightened ethics as well as in protecting the security of users and privacy needs. It is very useful for companies as guidance when drafting their social media policies.

Interestingly, the High Court of Malaya recognised that misappropriation of a domain name by a former employee is actionable under conversion of and trespass to property and breach of fiduciary duty in the 2008 case of Ogawa World Bhd & Anor v Ch’ng Wai Loong.

Normally, misappropriated Top Level domain names are recoverable through the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

In Canada, the Su­­preme Court of Canada in Crookes v Newton (2011) delivered an important decision on the status of….

You can read the rest of the article at By the way, my blawg is now on Twitter. Please follow FCLco for latest legal updates on intellectual property, social media, data privacy and the likes!