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Most expensive milk in Malaysia?

31 December, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 8:45 PM in

A bottle of 2L Pura Milk (from Australia) cost RM13.99 in Malaysia.

It's freaking expensive when we pay only a few dollars in Australia.

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Happy New Year 2010, folks!!!

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When I was 21

17 December, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:27 AM in , ,

I did 21 things when I was 21.

#1

I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance.

#2

I invented spaghetti bolognese (beef) with sliced bacon. Trust me, this is not too bad.

Overall, my cooking skills went up and came down, and then I stopped altogether ever since I came home.

#3

I watched one of the world's largest fireworks in Sydney. Close to 1 million people witnessed the spectacular and in terms of turnout it was probably larger than the one in New York City (due to economic crisis?).

#4

I did my first ever forest hiking at Blue Mountains National Park. The local breeze vanished the summer heat from my memory - as it was raining throughout the return journey and I was soaking wet.

#5

I experienced 48C heat wave in South Australia. Despite the sweltering condition, I was touring Adelaide City all by foot because the public transport was suspended for a few days.

#6

I was on the flight 5 times within a period of 4 weeks. With AirAsia, I hope I could fly more often and longer distance this coming year.

#7

I packed and left Brisbane for good. It was a difficult decision for me but I had not much choice but to seek my career back home.

#8

I made Singapore my second home. Most of family members had moved southwards to Singapore and it was obvious for me to be somewhere near them.

#9

I became an uncle for the third time. Everybody say Hi to little Sam!

#10

I shopped alone in an almost abandoned mall. It was not surprising, as much as I wanted to explore the hidden secrets there that is probably the four seasons Quattro club.

#11

I video-conferenced in Bloomberg. Surrounded by sophisticated equipments and being hosted by Mr Adrian Valenzuela, it was most unfortunate that I did not appear on "Bloomberg Live" with Haslinda Amin (lol).

#12

I attended fifteen "BIG" graduate interviews during this time of economic crisis. Met many great people along the way.

#13

I visited a farm for the first time. My agricultural working visit included a large feedmill, a modern broiler house (chicken farm), slaughtering factory and a giant freezer room.

I learnt that the chickens sold in Tesco were well fed but may not be fresh all the time.

#14

The feeling of being treated and respected like a General Manager is very nice.

#15

I upgraded my weblog to Patchay.Com, played Facebook and became addicted to it, and received my first Nuffnang cheque.

#16

Unbelievably, I signed up for gym (and lessons) for the first time.

#17

My write-up entitled "Kuala Lumpur Real Estate Roundup 2008-2012" was applauded many times over. From journalists to marketing people, I've been contacted for information related to properties. I hope to become a freelance magazine contributor next year.

#18

I went up to the 61st floor (non-public area) of Petronas Twin Tower. The view is awesome from my room.

#19

I had my first colleagues gathering.

#20

I ate, and worked on Saturday, both for the first time in Hard Rock Cafe (I was there for 2 weeks as their external auditor). Lamely called "Batu Keras Kafe" when translated to Malay.

#21

I attended the 1st Annual Young Corporate Malaysians Summit. Bumped into Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, lunched on the same table with Omar Mustapha (managing partner of Ethos & Co) and shook hand with Datuk Johan Raslan (chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia).

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Goodbye 21. Today I turned 22 years old.

Coincidentally, I would like to wish my Dad Happy Birthday too !!!

Ne-Yo Live in Kuala Lumpur Jan 2010

11 December, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 11:53 AM in

Superstar Ne-Yo will be performing in Malaysia for the first time on January 7, 2010 at the Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach

The Grammy-winning R&B star will be in town as part of his “Year of the Gentleman” world tour.

For more information, kindly contact Ticket Hotline.

The SNSD Mania

05 December, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 11:50 PM in

The whole of Asia is anxious to welcome the international debut of Korean female pop group SNSD

SNSD is scheduled for their 1st Asian Tour that will include Seoul, Shanghai and Bangkok this month.


Music video Gee (Girls' Generation)

Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia are possible future stops for the Girls.

Crazy or romantic? Hubby slept with wife's corpse

29 November, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:51 AM in ,

A heartbroken husband pining for his dead wife dug up her corpse and slept beside it for 5 years

Le Van said he opened the grave because he wanted to HUG her.

The 55-year-old, from a small town in the central province of Quang Nam, Vietnam, moulded clay around the remains to give the figure of a woman.

He then put clothes on her and placed her in his bed.

Van came up with the idea after his children stopped him from digging a tunnel into the grave.

After his wife died in 2003 he slept on top of her burial plot for 20 months.

But worried about rain, wind and cold, he eventually decided to dig the underground passage "to sleep with her".

His kids found out and prevented him from going to the grave.

So one night in November 2004 he dug up his wife's remains and took them home.

The father of seven said neighbours did not dare visit the house for several years.

He said: "I'm a person that does things differently. I'm not like normal people."

Cut and paste story as reported by The Sun (UK) 27/11/09.

Kuala Lumpur's No.1 nightclub - Zouk - is finally expanding its business.

In December 2009, Zouk will make its first entry into F&B with the introduction of Zouk Cafe-Bar opening at one of KL's most prestigious shopping mall, The Gardens at Mid Valley City.

Thanks Rizalhakim for the snap

For more info, visit www.zoukclub.com.my.

Traffic jams are getting worst. Public transport often unreliable. Roads are pedestrian unfriendly.

But like other booming Asian cities, more glamorous Skyscrapers are being planned and constructed.

I'm talking about Kuala Lumpur in Few Years Time.

Image specially created for SSC Malaysia by Patchay.Com

The weirdest number plates in Malaysia

11 November, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 1:13 PM in , ,

The weirdest and most fantastic car number plates captured on Malaysian roads

According to TheStar on 9 November 2009, the most expensive number plate in the country is for a vehicle registered in Terengganu but owned by a businessman in Johor Bahru. The number TAN 1 went for a pricely sum of RM200,090.

So, there you go TAN 1 spotted on the road!!

Cars with single digit is quite common nowadays:

Single alphabet is extremely rare:

I haven't seen "Z" for passenger vehicles in my life:

(Z is usually used by the military)

I don't think I would ever want this plate:

4 in Chinese means "DIE"... so 4 times of death...

To me, this looks like PENIS

Hahahaha!!!

Photos courtesy of SSC forumers cooltemper, sze hoong and hetfield85.

Baby born on AirAsia flight

25 October, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:07 AM in ,

A baby boy arrived unexpectedly on board an AirAsia flight

Gave birth above 2,000 feet

Flight AK5606 was on its way to Kuching but had to be re-routed to the low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Sepang, 30 minutes after the aircraft left Bayan Lepas Airport in Penang.

Liew Siaw Hsia, a 31-year-old waitress from Taiping, took the flight last night when she was just 27 weeks pregnant, a week shy of the recommended travel ban for pregnant mothers.

When she boarded the flight, she said that there was already some discomfort. But 20 minutes into the journey, she started feeling contractions.

Edd Razhe, the personal assistant to the AirAsia chairman, said when the pilot was informed of the emergency, he contacted the control tower requesting a diversion to the LCCT.

"When I started feeling a lot of pain, I was still too nervous to ask for assistance. It was when I couldn't take it anymore that I asked the passenger beside me for help," said Liew.

She said that the flight attendants tried to calm her down and to hold on from giving birth, but the pain was too unbearable.

"They immediately asked the other passengers sitting around me to move elsewhere, and asked for a doctor on the PA system," she said.

On the flight was Dr Ronald Tang, another passenger, who quickly volunteered his services to the nervous mother while the cabin crew held her hand throughout the entire ordeal.

The healthy baby was safely delivered in mid-air. He became the first born in an AirAsia aircraft.

As soon as the aircraft landed, a waiting ambulance and paramedics whisked the baby and mother to the Putrajaya Hospital.

Edd said although it was an emergency, situation in the aircraft was normal and under control.

AirAsia director of operations Moses Devanayagam visited the mother and child yesterday to congratulate them.

"I would like to congratulate Liew and wish her all the best of luck.

"Delivering a baby at 2,000 feet is indeed a very rare experience, and certainly she will cherish the moment forever," he said.

AirAsia chief Datuk Tony Fernandes, who is in Bangkok flown back to Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the arrival of the baby at the hospital.

AirAsia has announced that it will provide a lifetime of free flights to both Liew and her son to all (AirAsia) destinations.

--News reporting by NST, Bernama and Reuters

Ris Low's Facebook?

15 October, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 2:31 PM in ,

Every youth has a Facebook account nowadays, that includes Ris Low, former Miss World Singapore 2009 who resigned recently.

I guess Ms Ris Low likes DORAEMON too,

besides wearing RED, LOUD and something that "Boomzzz" when she's feeling naughty.

Debenhams returns to KL

09 October, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 1:54 PM in ,

Britain's favourite departmental store Debenhams is set to open a 20,000 sq ft store in Kuala Lumpur next year

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By mid-April 2010, Debenhams will occupy 3 levels in Lot 10, a major upmarket mall in shopping district Bukit Bintang.

The new store at Lot 10 will bring in a number of first-in-Malaysia ranges such as the highly anticipated Principles by Ben de Lisi; Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for women; and labels carried by London Fashion Week designer Henry Holland.

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Other brands made availabe are Ben Sherman, Fred Perry, Ted Baker, John Rocha, Julien MacDonald, Jasper Conran, Red Herring, St George by Duffer, Thomas Nash, Jeff Banks, Maine New England, Sonneti and Mantaray.

Debenhams opened a 100,000 sq ft store in Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur for a brief stint between 2003 and 2006. Debenhams returned to Malaysia with a suburban store at The Curve Mutiara Damansara last year.

Miss World 2009: Singapore and Malaysia

27 September, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:23 PM in ,

19-year-old Ris Low is already one of the most controversial Miss World Singapore in recent years

She was panned in the media for her poor command of English, and then made headlines again when a Singaporean paper reported that she was sentenced to 24 months of probation for credit card frauds in May.

Last Friday, Ms Ris Low has confirmed her conviction on 5 charges of misappropriation, cheating, using illegally obtained credit cards, and impersonating their users' identities.

Listen to what she has to say about herself and fashion:

"If I'm feeling naughty, then I'll wear something RATT and LOUD !! Something you know.. BOOMZZZ..."

Did she impressed you?

She of course made me laugh.

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Anyway, here's a glimpse of the 22 finalists, one of which will represent Malaysia in the upcoming Miss World 2009 in South Africa:

Ermm not bad lah!

Future LRT and MRT in KL

17 September, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 6:05 PM in

Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB), the state-owned public transport operator, plans to spend up to RM7 billion to extend 2 light rail transit (LRT) lines in Kuala Lumpur.

The 2 extension lines will cover a total of 34.7km and is due to start early 2010 and fully completed by end of 2012.

In line with the extension of LRT lines, SPNB will also embark on fleet expansion.

It was also reported that the Kota Damansara - Cheras Line will begin construction as early as 2011 and completing in 2014.

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1. KELANA JAYA LINE EXTENSION (formerly PUTRA)

  • Current average daily passenger volume is 180,000.

  • The preferred alignment will begin from the Kelana Jaya station,

  • passing through 13 new stations,

  • including an interchange with Subang Jaya KTM commuter station,

  • before ending at Putra Heights interchange with Ampang/Sri Petaling Line

  • covering a total of 17km.

  • Fleet expansion: 35 more train sets of 4 cars per set configuration.

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2. AMPANG/SERI PETALING LINE EXTENSION (formerly STAR)

  • Current average daily passenger volume is 170,000.

  • The preferred alignment will begin from the Sri Petaling station,

  • passing through 13 new stations,

  • before ending at Putra Heights interchange with Kelana Jaya Line,

  • covering a total of 17.7km.

  • Fleet expansion: 13 more train sets of 6 cars per set configuration.

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3. KOTA DAMANSARA - CHERAS NEW MRT LINE

  • The proposed new LRT line from Kota Damansara to Cheras, measuring 42km, will be upgraded to a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system because of high population density.

  • A possible extension from Kota Damansara to Sungai Buloh KTM.

The proposed alignment showed the new line running from Kota Damansara along Persiaran Surian to the Damansara-Puchong Expressway and then heading towards the city centre along the Sprint Expressway, through Bangsar Baru and Jalan Bangsar.

It will then run parallel to the existing Kelana Jaya Line to Nu Sentral in KL Sentral, then Pasar Seni and Masjid Jamek before heading to the Golden Triangle along Jalan Raja Chulan.

The route will then pass Pasar Rakyat in Bukit Bintang and then Jalan Tun Razak where it will join Jalan Cheras.

It will continue along the road and the Cheras-Kajang Expressway to the Balakong interchange near Cheras Batu 11.

There will be around 30 stations along the line, including a few interchange stations. Below is an indication of the proposed alignment:

1. Kota Damansara - Segi College @
2. Persiaran Surian
3. Mutiara Damansara - Ikea/Ikano/The Curve/Tesco
4. Bandar Utama - 1 Utama LDP
5. Taman Tun Dr Ismail - Pizza Hut/Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi
6. Sprint Highway - Phileo Damansara
7. Pusat Bandar Damansara - HelpUCollege/future Damansara City
8. Jalan Maarof - Bangsar Shopping Centre
9. Jalan Telawi - Bangsar Village
10. Bangsar - Dataran Maybank (LRT - KJ Line)
11. Nu Sentral (LRT - KJ Line, Monorail)
12. Pasar Seni South (LRT - KJ Line)
13. Masjid Jamek (LRT - KJ Line, LRT - Ampang Line)
14. Bukit Nanas - Jalan Raja Chulan
15. Pavilion KL
16. Sungei Wang/Bukit Bintang (Monorail)
17. Jalan Pudu - Berjaya Times Square
18. Bulatan Pudu - Pudu Pasar/Police Station/Ezone Park
19. Taman Maluri/Miharja (LRT - Ampang Line)
20. Jalan Cheras Batu 4 - Stadium Badminton
21. Taman Midah Cheras Roundabout - Tesco Extra Cheras
22. Taman Segar - Cheras Leisure Mall
23. Taman Connaught - Plaza Phoenix
24. Cheras Batu 9 - Kampung Sungai Raya
25. Kampung Batu 11 - Grand Saga Toll
26. Balakong - AEON Cheras Selatan
27. Bandar Tun Hussein Onn @
(bold) = shopping malls; (@) possible extension to Sungei Buloh KTM station and Mines Resort City in Seri Kembangan

Other rail networks mooted for Klang Valley include a possible extension of KL Monorail, extension of KLIA Express to the proposed permanent LCCT, revival of Putrajaya and Bandar Sunway Monorail, Shah Alam Monorail, coastal KL - JB high-speed train and a proposed integrated network connecting urban centres within Selangor by the Pakatan Rakyat government.

Reference: Transit.org, SkyscraperCity Malaysia, SPNB, DoR, MoT, LRTextension.com

Ion Orchard vs Orchard Central

08 September, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 1:08 AM in ,

I was sooo freaking busy lately... but anyway I was in Singapore chillin out at Ion Orchard and Orchard Central over the Merdeka weekend.

Ion Orchard is like Singapore's response to KL's Pavilion. Very nice facade but the interior is simply too small, low ceiling, cramped and congested, especially the food court during office hours.

The Louis Vuitton there is amongst the best retail store I've ever seen. It is also the largest LV boutique in Southeast Asia.

Orchard Central has a hippie decor but the mall is still quite vacant. The outdoor escalator overlooking Orchard skyline is quite cool.

I was quite disappointed with the stores in Orchard Central especially the small small ones that look like stores in pasar malam, except these ones selling expensive goods. The 10 floors just failed to excite my shopping/dining, for that I would choose Ion Orchard.

Ok I'm off to bed... cya soon!

Brutal Girlfriend

29 August, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 2:11 PM in ,

In Singapore, a woman was seen stopping by the road and then aggresively hitting his male partner with her high-heel shoe in his face and private part for many times.

He did not retaliate throughout the assault at all! (I feel sorry for him)


What say ya? What should the guy do?

Potong Saga is Potong Zakar

19 August, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 12:43 PM in ,

Friend: Damm funny liao... pat you must watch it!

Me: So funny meh? Let me see first...

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(Note: Video contains general Malaysian accent)

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"I forgot to tell u... dun wear tight tight jeans come lah"

" U potong rambut cukup lah, yang lain tak perlu potong punya"

Me: Woohaa woohaa ouch... haha

www.15malaysia.com

[Proton Saga ~ Potong Saga ~ Potong Zakar]

Finally, the weekend is coming.

And...and...and

the biggest CONCERT is coming to town!

I just can't wait....

KL's latest mall, this time in Sentral

12 August, 2009 | Written by Patchay at 1:04 PM in ,

By 2012, we will welcome yet another lifestyle-themed "Megamall". This time it is in the KL Sentral locality.

Nu Sentral will consist of a new 7-storey shopping mall and an adjoining 27-storey office tower, located adjacent to the KL Sentral transportation hub and along Jalan Tun Sambanthan.


Nu Sentral is part of a multi-billion "Lot G" integrated development that will also include another 2 office towers and a boutique hotel standing beside the mall.

The mall will be linked to Stesen Sentral, a nearby monorail station, nearby office towers and the proposed integrated station for a new Mass Rapid Transit line linking Kota Damansara and Cheras.

Nu Sentral will also be Kuala Lumpur's first "green" shopping mall by adopting internationally recognised building standards as well as implementing environmental-friendly and energy saving features.

Natural daylight will be brought in by a series of "skylight boxes" randomly placed at the roof of the atrium.

Above the 7-storey mall, there will be a 2-acre sky park, a megaplex (cinemas) and leisure space for cafes, open air events and concerts.

The "rooftop" entertainment concept will surely be the talk of the town when it opens.

Nu Sentral is destined to be a new shopping paradise in Kuala Lumpur, with plans already underway for many more shopping malls around the city centre such as the large-sized mall nicknamed as "Vision City Forest in the Mall".

(I don't know but KL seems to be competing with Singapore and Bangkok when it comes to shopping malls?)

Nu Sentral is already under construction before the launch yesterday.

www.nusentral.com

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