Saturday, 30 March 2013

The World’s First University Fashion Label Launching - Limkokwing Fashion Club


The runaway before the Fashion Show

Limkokwing Fashion Club is a brand new fashion label by Limkokwing University of Creative Techonology. This brand is the first label by university in the world and launched  in a vast event on 30th March 2013 at Red Zone, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. 

Early performance by Limkokwing University student
The arrival of  Tengku Puteri Seri Lela Wangsa Pahang, Tengku Tan Sri Hajah Meriam Bt Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah and her husband, Dato Seri Mohd Taufik Ozeir and the founder and president of the university;Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing
The event was attended by the inaugural Chancellor of Limkokwing University, DYMM Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom DK, the founder and president of the university;Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing, Dato' Tiffanee Marie Lim as the person behind the Limkokwing Fashion Club label, Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Puteri Seri Lela Wangsa Pahang, Tengku Tan Sri Hajah Meriam Bt Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah and her husband, Dato Seri Mohd Taufik Ozeir and other VIPs. 

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing (Left), DYMM Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom DK (Center) & Dato' Tiffanee Marie Lim (Right)
Below is the fashion show video of the "Limkokwing Fashion Club" catwalk during the event. All models are the student of the university and its proved that the beauty always come with brain.  






This label at the moment available to grab at Limkokwing University before delivered to other 11 campuses of Limkokwing Universities worldwide. The price for this collection is started from RM50 up to few hundred Ringgit and definitely very affordable for students who love to be in trend. 

Here are more photos from the event. 

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing (Left) & 
DYMM Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom DK (Right)


A cute guy with his friend
Early performance by Limkokwing University student
Tengku Puteri Seri Lela Wangsa Pahang, Tengku Tan Sri Hajah Meriam Bt Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah (Center) and her husband, Dato Seri Mohd Taufik Ozeir (Left) and the founder and president of the university;Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing (Right)


Tan Sri Dato' Sri Lim Kok Wing (Left), DYMM Sultanah Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom DK (Center) and Dato' Tiffanee Marie Lim (Right)
Get to know the university: http://www.limkokwing.net

Friday, 29 March 2013

What is Gwiyomi?

Our youngsters used to be crazed with Oppa Gangnam Style, before the Harlem Shake conquered the world with its crazy move. Now, the Gwiyomi cute move has started to flood most of our Facebook walls or news feed. Some might hate it, and many others love it. 

Click here for the Gwiyomi below:

What is Gwiyomi?

All of us know that 1+1= 2. But if you ask the same question to Korean, they might answer it with "Gwiyomi". What is Gwiyomi? Well, you cannot find any Gwiyomi word in Korean Language dictionary because the original word is 귀염둥이(pronounce as Gwi-yum-doong-i). Then, it was stolen as a Korean internet slang as Gwiyomi and it sound cuter which referred to "a cute one"

Recently, we always see our friends are sharing or posting about their Gwiyomi video with Gwiyomi song as the background music. But, if you still have no idea about Gwiyomi act is, see those clips below: 



Besides on youtube and facebook, you can search for massive numbers of Gwiyomi on socialcam and also intagram too.

So, what is your favorite Gwiyomi then? 

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Perfume Pagoda: The Quite Oasis Outside Hanoi


Its a conflict! Some called it Perfume Pagoda and some others called it Perfume Temple. In Vietnamese, they called it Chua Huong and this a very large Buddhism pagoda complex with shrine structures in Huong Tich mountainous area. This pagoda is also a popular religious festival site which had attracted a huge number of pilgrims from all over Vietnam yearly. The main of this Perfume Pagoda is located in Huong Son commune of My Duc District, Hanoi or formelly Hay Tay province. The centre of this Perfume Pagoda is Chua Trong (The Inner Pagoda) which is located in the Huong Tich Cave. 


The Histroy

This pagoda was the firstly built as a small structure in 15th century during  the reign of Le Thanh Tong. According to the legend, a monk who was meditating at this area had discovered this site over 2000 years ago. The stele in the temple now, the building terrace, the stone step and the shrine of Kim Dung was dated on year 1686, during the reign of Le Hy Tong which was the same years of Chua Trong's construction. During the time, we we some damaged and replaced to this pagoda site especially during French and American was time. The gate and bell ower of Thien Tru Pagoda was rebuilt on 1986 and completed on 1994. 

Note to travellers. How to get here?

I would personally recommend travellers to go here by taking any group or organised 1 day tour from travel agencies in Hanoi. 



As early as 8.00am, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and the journey to perfume pagoda begin. After 2 hours journey crossing Hanoi's countryside areas, you will arrive to the wharf and your journey will be continued by rowing boat to the Perfume Pagoda. Along the way, you will see the lifestyle of local people, the stream, the rice field and appreciating the scenic view along the Yen River. 

Once you hop off from your rowing boat, you still need to do a little hike about 2.5km to the main cave and casting the beautiful view of the magnificent mountainous area. All you need to do is to find the best spot and snap hundreds of photos. Optionally, you can take round cable car trip to this cave. 

Normally, your tour package will include lunch at local Vietnamese restaurant at Thien Tru yard. After lunch, you will visit Thien Tru Pagoda and your tour guide will explain to you everything about Buddhism in Vietnam.

Around 3.00pm, your trip end and you will depart back to the wharf by rowing boat before changing to 2 hours journey back to Hanoi. 

My personal thinking

I personally think that those temples as just typical like other Buddhist temple around Vietnam. What amaze me the most is to see the clusters of mountains from far sight while on the rowing boat and the paddy field on your left and right side of the Yen River bank. 

Do you know that the 1.5 hours on the rowing boat during summer day somehow can burn you? It is better for you to at least bring your sun glasses or apply the sun screen cream to protect your skin. You also need to wear shoes as you will need it while trekking to the Huong Tich Cave on the mountain. 

RIPPED OFF, I don't really see any cheating or overpriced during the visit to this place. Just maybe you will wonder, on the rowing boat, you will have like 4 ladies will take charge to row the boat. Normally they will ask for tips, and USD1 or USD2 is not for them. They might demand for more, up to USD5 for some tourist. 

If you need to book your tour, here are some of my personal recommendation 

Luxury Travel Vietnam
Contact Person: Mr. David Nguyen
HQ and Branches: Click Here
Tel: +84 4 3927 4120
Fax: +84 4 3927 4118
Hotline: +84 12 34 68 69 96

ANZ Travel
Head Office: 71 Mai Hac De Str, Hai Ba Trung Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam. 
Tel: (+844) 3974 4405/3974 4406 Fax: (+844) 3974 4407.
Hotline: (+849) 0418 6939 (Mr Tony)/1232 6176 (Mr David)
Email: sales@vietnamanztravel.com
Website: http://www.cambodiavietnamtours.com 


GoAsiaTravel.com
Address: 17 A Hang Dong , Hoan Kiem , Hanoi
Tel: (84 4) 3923 4848
Fax: (844) 3923 4107

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Famous Assam Laksa & Ai Gaik of Weld Quay, Penang

If you are wandering around Weld Quay to visit the historical clan jetties and in the same time, your stomach craving for a tasty Penang's food. The Assam Laksa stall which is located in front of Tan Jetty or specifically at the junction of Gat Lebuh Acheh and Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay). Besides, you also can refresh yourself with a bowl of cool and refreshing Ai Gaik at the stall next to the Assam Laksa stall. What is Ai Gaik? Read further below.

The Assam Laksa Stall, Weld Quay
We start our preview with the Assam Laksa. With price on RM4.00 per bowl, you will enjoy a very tasty Assam Laksa which is not spicy, not too sweet with perfect sourish of the assam taste. I was here with a friend who was born and grew up at Lim's Jetty which is located just 500 meter from this Assam Laksa stall. He told me that, when he still a kid, the price for this Assam Laksa is just RM0.50 with a lot of mint leave and a lot of fishes. To flash back his memory, he always asked for RM0.50 from his mom and will run across the stress to get this Assam Laksa. 

A bowl of Assam Laksa RM4.00 which used to be RM0.50 over 30 years ago
Obviously, this Assam Laksa is still popular not only for local, but also tourist to Georgetown. Really worth it for afternoon-break food or "just for fun" eating.

Next, we go to the dessert stall next to the Assam Laksa stall. I personally called this stall as Ai Gaik stall. This Ai Gaik is consisted of shaved ice, jelly, honey, lychee and syrup. 

This stall is always busy with customers from 11.30am until early evening
A bowl of Ai Gaik will cost you RM1.40. If you want to take away,
additional RM0.10 will be charged
"Beware of Honey Bee"
#Thanks to my bestie, Christopher for the photos and accompany me during this food hunting

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Italian Dining at Neroteca, Kuala Lumpur


It was my bestie's 35th bithday and I was thinking about a place for chillaxing, good food and good wine. After became a regular customer to the other two outlets, Nerovivo and Nerofico, this is my very first time for have dinner at Neroteca which is located at ground floor of Sommerset Seri Bukit Ceylon Residence Kuala Lumpur. 

As we arrived, my friend Alex who are also the restaurant's manager greeted me and escort me and my friend to our table. The restaurant is quite full for Friday evening with Italian music played to create the mood for the in house guest. 

Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco, home-made bread and roasted garlic 
Starter: Maiale Tonnato, Thin slice of slow roasted pork loin with tuna and caper sauce
Main Course: Fettucini Porcini with light cream sauce
Main Course: Bucatini Matriciana rich fresh tomato sauce, bacon, onion with Pecorino cheese on top
Surprise Dessert: Panna Cotta

Overall, we are happy with our dinner and feel great to gather with some old friends here.We totally feel like home with friendly and attentive services staffs here. Will definitely come again for more food and of course my favorite wine. 

Click http://www.neroteca.com for more information about this restaurant.


Ground Floor, TheSomerset, 8 Lorong Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2070 0530 Fax: +603-2070 2530 Email: info@neroteca.com
Opening hours:
10.00am to 11.30pm (Daily)



Monday, 25 March 2013

Walking & Snapping Trip in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Since its open to public on 1999, this well-planned intelligent city had drew a lot of visitors to fascinate the beauty of mix Islamic, Palladian & Neoclassicism architecture and the green landscape around this township. 

Palace of Justice, Putrajaya
My last walking trip with a travel mate was very "brain boiling". But, the 35°C of weather didn't stop our plan to explore and snap photos for sharing with our Microscopasia readers. 

With Putrajaya map in hand, we took a bus from KL city by RapidKL to Putrajaya Sentral and changed to Bus L04 to Seri Wawasan Bridge in Precinct 2, Putrajaya (RM1.00)

Map 1: From Putrajaya Sentral to Seri Wawasan Bridge
Seri Wawasan Bridge, Putrajaya
From Seri Wawasan Bridge, we turn to the left side of Persiaran Perdana heading to Perdana Putra Complex, the Prime Minister office. Your walk will pass go through the Putra Bridge which will connect you to the iconic Putra Mosque and the PM's office which is located opposite to Putra Square. You also can find Putrajaya Information Centre at the roundabout of the Putra Square. You can get Putrajaya map, Putrajaya Shuttle Tour pickup and souvenirs. 


Perdana Putra Complex, PM's Office
View of  Menara Seri Wilayah & Seri Wawasan Bridge from Putra Bridge
Seri Wawasan Bridge from Putra Bridge
Putra Mosque, Putrajaya
Arrived to Putrajaya Mosque, and you feel hungry, Selera Putra is the only food court to feed your stomach. There are mix of Indian Muslim foods, western foods, dessert, cool drink and Chinese food. Maybe the price is a bit pricey. But due to this is the only place for food and the nearest to the main tourist attraction in Putrajaya, we have no choice.


Prawn at Nasi Kandar Hameed, RM30.00
My lunch, deep fried chicken, cabbage and rice, RM8.00
After lunch, we go for more photo snapping around Putra Mosque and PM's office, we continue our journey back to Persiaran Perdana to explore the architecture wonder along the street. Most of the buildings are government building comprised of government's departments and ministries.

Among stunning building is The Finance Department, The Palace of Justice, Steel Mosque and the Perbadanan Government Complex. I will personally call this Putrajaya as "Malaysia version of Dubai" because of the Islamic and modern outlook of those building, plus the hot weather. 

Here are some of the stunning achitectures that you will see while tracking the Persiaran Perdana from the PM's office at Precinct 1 to Precinct 2. We stop at Palace of Justice and scrapped our plan to Putrajaya International Convention Centre due to extremely hot weather and we choose to rest and relax on the grass opposite the Youth & Sport Ministry buidling before taking bus at opposite street back to Putrajaya Sentral to go home. 


Finance Department, Putrajaya
Housing Loan Department, Putrajaya
BHEUU Building, Putrajaya
Steel Mosque | Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque
Galleria Building, Putrajaya
Last but not least, you might need to know some information about Nadi Putra, the only bus to transit you around the Putrajaya area. Click Nadi Putra for more details about the bus services.



Thanks for my bestie, Christopher for his willingness to walk with me under the heaty day during this Putrajaya tracking.

Weekend Escape: Putrajaya Shuttle Tour

Have you ever think of making a big round in Putrajaya? My last visit to this federal administrative centre of Malaysia was truly spectacular. Even the weather is extremely boiling my head at 35 degree celcius, me and my travel mate still very excited walking around this planned township and snapped a lot of stunning photos here.

Putra Mosque, Putrajaya
But, if you not a "walking person", talking a shuttle tour is your another option. 

Day: Saturday & Sunday Only

Tour Schedule:
  • Morning session: 11.30am
  • Afternoon session: 3.00pm
Ticket: RM1.00/person/trip

Perdana Putra Complex, The Prime Minister Office

Tour Programme

Registration at i-centre Putra Square/Putrajaya Central
Pick up at Putrajaya Central at 11.00am/2.30pm
Pick up at Putra Square at 11.30am/3.00pm

Note: You may take ERL from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya Central before continue with the "Putrajaya Tour"

Route will include:
  1. Putra Square
  2. Putra Mosque
  3. Prime Minister Office (Perdana Putra Complex)
  4. Prime Minister Residence (Seri Perdana Complex)
  5. Botanical Garden via Seri Perdana Bridge
  6. Putra Perdana Park "Photo stop"
  7. Seri Bakti Bridge
  8. Agriculture Heritage Park
  9. Putrajaya Square "Photo stop"
  10. Seri Gemilang Bridge
  11. Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
  12. Seri Saujana Bridge
  13. Seri Wawasan Bridge
  14. Putra Bridge
  15. End at Putra Square/Putrajaya Central
The Palace of Justice, Putrajaya
For further information, please call: 019-236 1796 or 03-8887 7690 from 9.00am - 8.00om daily. 

Enjoy your trip!

Malaysia Event Calendar, April 2013

Malaysia 10th International Halal Showcase (MIHAS 2013)

3rd - 6th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre



Perfect Livin' 2013

4th - 7th April 2013 | PWTC





3rd Indian Wedding Fair 

5th - 7th April 2013 | MVEC


5th Maternity & Children Expo

5th - 7th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre



The Star Health Fair

12th - 14th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre



PIKOM PC Fair 2013

12th - 14th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre





CPA Australia Career Expo 2013

13th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre



Penang International Science Fair 2013

13th - 14th April 2013 | Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang


Malaysia International Jewellery Festival (MIJ 2013)

19th - 22nd April 2013 | KL Convention Centre


Malaysia's 100 Graduate Career Fair 2013

20th - 21th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre


Water Malaysia 2013

23rd - 25th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre





Malaysia Property Expo 2013 (MAPEX 2013)

26th - 28th April 2013 | MVEC



16th South East Asian Healthcare & Pharma Show 2013

26th - 28th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre




Health & Fitness Sports Expo 2013

26th - 28th April 2013 | KL Convention Centre


World Kidney Day Run & Carnival 2013

28th April 2013 | Dataran Putrajaya