Restoran Sai Toh Lim @ Butterworth

After our trip to Penang, we dropped by Butterworth for lunch. I didn’t know what is good there hence I googled “Butterworth Food” and I got Restoran Sai Toh Lim as my first result.

Without hesitation, we made our way to Restoran Sai Toh Lim for its kuay teow soup.

The restaurant is made out of 2 shoplots. Business must be good for them to sustain 2 shoplots.

We first ordered the kuay teow soup.

A friend, who is a Butterworth native, dropped by and said that we should have eaten the dry version of the kuay teow as it taste better. Without hesitation, I ordered the dried version of kuay teow!

It was indeed better!

There is another version of kuay teow soup which has prawn noodles soup base. Unfortunately, they ran out of it that day. Damn, I would have ate 3 bowls if they have it!

Restoran Sai Toh Lim,
Lorong Ceri 7,
Off Jalan Raja Uda,
12300 Butterworth, Penang, MALAYSIA



250 years ago, there was an Irish man by the name Arthur.

When Arthur was younger, he was bequeathed of £100. With that amount of money 250 years ago, being an Irish, he could have used the money to buy himself unlimited amount of stout everyday until he reaches 100 years old.

Instead, he used to money to provide people with top quality stout by setting up a brewery.

4 years later, he acquired a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery at St. James’s Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45. With his hard work and determination, his brewery expended. He made sure everything he made was of top quality and he put up a good system in place to run the brewery. Even after his death, the brewery continued to grow until today.

And that was the story of a brilliant man who gave us Guinness Stout.

It’s been 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 years lease. If you had been following Sixthseal, kimberlycun, Kim Ong and Cheesie’s vague entries on “Are you going?”, it is actually regarding Arthur’s Day, which will be a global celebration by Guinness to commemorate the signing of the 9,000 years lease. Five landmark cities around the world have been chosen to host Arthur’s Day and Kuala Lumpur is one of the five cities hosting Arthur’s Day on 25 September 2009!!

A copy of the lease can still be seen at the Guinness Storehouse.

Now, imagine.. on Arthur’s Day, you have a pint of Guinness on your hands

A huge venue

With everyone screaming “For Arthur!!!!”

together with the

The Black Eyed Peas!

The Black Eyed Peas together with other international and local acts will be performing in Sunway Lagoon for Arthur’s Day on 25 September 2009.

Tickets will be sold at RM100. For more details, check out

So, are you going?

Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

Few years ago, Malaysia sent Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor to space. Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor instantly became a hit with ladies due to his good looks.

He became an instant star, appearing in


tv commercials

And now.

as a trade mark!

Al Masrie Enterprise, presumably a business owned by by Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor’s brother, has applied to register Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor’s face as a trade mark for clothing.

I got this from a Trade Mark Government Gazette which I peruse every month. The government gazette is for the relevant people, usually trade mark agents, to see what marks are being to see what trade marks are being registered in Malaysia.

The Thieves!!

My friend recently got her wallet stolen and found her credit card being swiped for RM12,000. The thieves bought laptops and clothes.

My friend said this:

The thieves (the guy in black & white stripes shirt and lady in purple top) stole my wallet when I accidentally left it at TGIF, Curve (i know, my mistake). They swiped a total of RM12k last nite within a short span of an hour!

These fradulent purchases included Petronas Mutiara Damansara, RM3k for Sony Vaio, RM6.7k for HP laptop and RM2.1k A/X Armani clothes.

She has also posted a video obtained from the store that sold the laptop to the perpetrators.

If you know the man and the lady in the video, drop me a note. Please don’t post their names here. What I was told is that these people have a Vietnamese or Thai accent.

On another note, from what I have read, there seems to be a RM250 cap on liability of card holders for fraudulent transactions using their credit card. This is provided by the Bank Negara Credit Card Guidelines. I have not seen the guidelines myself and I dont find it at Bank Negara’s website.

However, there is a report to say that the liability for stolen credit card capped at RM200. Does anyone have a copy of the Bank Negara Guidelines?

Trip to Penang – Heng Huat Cafe @ Lorong Selamat

A trip to Penang wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Lorong Selamat to have char kuew teoy made by a grumpy old lady with ultra cool glasses.

It is well known that the lady boss is not a friendly person but yet customers still flock to eat her char kuey teow.

When I first ordered my char kuey teow, the lady boss screamed, ‘ you have to wait very long!!!’.

They no speaking England so I is has to speak in Cantonese mix with some Mandarin and the lau aunty can listen.

While waiting, I ordered a nice bowl of ais kacang. Tasted moderately ok.

A on the other hand ordered almond tea. Its made of almond and white in colour. If you like almond, you’ll probably enjoy it. But if you don’t, the drink taste like crap.

After waiting half an hour, my char kuew teo came. I’m not a big fan of char kuew teo but I must say the char kuew teow is not bad. I would probably give it an A- for taste.

Hugeeeeee fan

If the grumpy old lady or his minions pissed you big time and you don’t want to eat her char kuew teow anymore, you can walk to another shop which also serves char kuew teow with the same type of setup.

Does the glasses look familiar?


Trip to Penang – Restaurant Kapitan’s

And after Peter and Wuan’s wedding dinner, we headed to a restaurant by the name Restaurant Kapitan’s for supper.

According to Suanie, the tandoori chicken is good.

Making tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken!

Tandoori chickens!

Although full from the wedding dinner, we shared plates of tandoori chicken, nasi beryani and naan.

The tandoor chicken was juicy. The nasi beryani came with really nice grilled chicken and lamb. Apparently, the tandoori chicken is the best in Penang!

I was sooooo fuuullllll after eating all those stuff! I would need 10 Pushmore session to lose all the fat I’ve gained from this trip! arrggggh!!

Drinks however were crap. Although they have my favourite Teh Madras, it was so sweet until I could get diabetes for it!

Restoran Kapitan’s
93, Lebuh Chulia, Penang


15Malaysia – Potong Saga

If you’re not seen this, you should.

15Malaysia is a short film project. It consists of 15 short films made by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. These films not only deal with socio-political issues in Malaysia, they also feature some of the best-known faces in the country, including actors, musicians and top political leaders. You may think of them as funky little films made by 15 Malaysian voices for the people of Malaysia.

Trip to Penang – Peter & Wuan’s Wedding

Fellow blogger, Peter Tan and his wife were getting married in Penang. They were kind enough to invite me and A to attend their wedding held in Starview restaurant, Penang.

According to the invitation card, dinner starts at 7:30pm but at 4pm, we were still in KL sorting out some errands! /(*O*)\

We booked Royal Penang Hotel, a hotel located nearby Jalan Burmah, Georgetown. I’ve never been to Jalan Burmah and I’ve never driven in Penang before! I thought we’ll be fated to be extremely late for dinner.

Fortunately, thanks to my GPS function on my Blackberry, I found the place without getting lost! We reached the hotel at 730pm, 3 hours 30 minutes from departure time.

Our hotel Royal Penang Hotel is worth mentioning. Notwithstanding it is a 4 Star hotel, it only costs us RM136 per night. It also comes with yummy breakfast. Oh, and an unique parking too!

Buttons to control

Just to see how a rotary parking works, check out the video below

You wont see many rotary parking in Malaysia. However, if you’re interested to check one out, there is one humongous rotary parking machine around Petaling Street.

Back to the wedding, Starview restaurant is a well known Chinese restaurant in Penang. I heard it is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Penang. The food was indeed excellent!

The restaurant was packed with friends and relatives of Peter and Wuan. There were also performances by friends of Peter. We sat on a table with a family who are Peter’s neighbours in Penang. They were extremely nice. They made sure we had our food and even got us refills.

While having our dinner, Suanie came to our table and said, ‘eh don’t eat so much, we’re going to have tandoori chicken later!’ /(*O*)\

Although I tried as hard as I could to minimize my food intake, I couldn’t help gobbling the remaining dishes.

After the dinner, we took photographs with some other KL bloggers.

Thanks Peter and Wuan for inviting us!

Climbing Accident – Part IV

Yet another addition to my climbing injuries entries.

The first entry was about my foot.

The second was about Cleo’s Most Eligible Bachelor Contestant No 16 Cris’s palm.

The third was about a rope burn I had.

Then few weeks back, I sustained another injury from climbing. This time round is a little bit serious. I over strained my middle finger muscles – both hands – after climbing the entire day and ending it with 200 straight pull ups using my fingers. The pull ups caused too much strain on my fingers until I couldn’t grip anything for few weeks. At one point, my fingers will hurt when it is about to rain.

To avoid ending my climbing career early, I decided to procure the help of a physiologist. Gleneagles Hospital was my first choice as it is near my office.

Before making my first appointment, I had to get a referral letter from a doctor. Getting the letter was quite easy. All I said was, “Dr. I need a referral letter to see a physiologist”.

Located on the 4th Floor of Gleneagles Hospital @ Jalan Ampang, the place is quite pleasant. It didn’t feel like gloomy at all. They even have TV for us to watch.

My physio is a young lady by the name Jeya. When I told her about my problem, she immediately know what to do. She got my hands dipped in melted wax.

Now I know why people like SM with wax kekeke. Notice the tone of my hand?

When the wax hardens, I had to put my hands into a plastic bag and thereafter into an oven mitt. When I wore the oven mitt, one of the nurses said, “you look like you’re going to cook!”. -_-

Thereafter, I have to wait for 10 minutes before taking the oven mitt, plastic bag and wax out. I was told that the wax treatment helps my recovery – perhaps with the blood circulation.

The next treatment was ‘ultrasound’. I always thought ultrasound is for pregnant ladies but this ultrasound helps my recovery. It emits sound waves into my muscles and it hurts sometimes!!

Ultrasound machine.

The treatment, which lasts around an hour, cost me RM58. So far I’ve been to a few rounds of treatment and my fingers are getting better. However, I am getting poor from all these medical fees. GG

Note to self: No more 200 pull ups after climbing!!