Breastmilk Jewelry by Woodie Pie

People often discussed how is your milk supply. But many may not know the struggle of every new mothers trying to catch up with milk supply. Although there were lots of ups and downs during my entire breastfeeding journey, I considered myself lucky because Jet is not a big drinker. I pump during working hours and direct latch whenever I’m with Jet. Nevertheless it was a memorable journey.

Frozen breastmilk in a normal freezer can only keep for maximum 6 months. Read more about breastmilk storage and handling HERE

Therefore what can you do with these excess or expired breastmilk? When Jet was a toddler, I uses the expired breastmilk to bath him. Then later I send to people who does breastmilk soap. However I wanted something for keepsake or as a remembrance to preserve the memories.

I stumbled upon Woodie Pie, founded by both humble sisters Heidi & Cassandra who able to turn these precious liquid into beautiful jewelries. I assumed this is still new in Malaysia.

Before engaging Woodie Pie, I google a little about Breastmilk Jewelry Kit, which you can actually DIY yourself. But after looking at the procedures, it is so much hassle. Therefore I decided to send my breastmilk to Woodie Pie, to get it done by them. LOL!

Wide range of jewelries are available, not just filled with breastmilk. Some are filled with baby hair, umbilical cord and even tooth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZCoOU7oNo

Check out the video showing process of making breastmilk jewelry.

As a first timer, I chose pendants with necklace. Actually I was having a hard time to decide. 😀

My orders were labeled and packed individually. The entire process from posting my breastmilk till I received the final product, duration was about 1 month.

You may want to check out their on-going offer to pick your favorite piece 🙂

These pendant designs are ideal for daily wear. I really love it. I’m feeling proud to mark my breastfeeding journey. Diamonds are women best friend and so does these precious jewelry made from liquid gold.

For more information please drop by www.woodiepie.com

Kakigōri @ MyKori Dessert Cafe, Seremban 2

These days, the weather is so hot and sunny!
It would be nice to have an icy drink or icy dessert to cool down.

Those days, icy dessert would be ABC. But nowadays we have more choices, we called it ATAS ABC (because nicer environment, price also double)hehe…. But there’s a proper name to it…which is Kakigori or Ais Kepal Jepun. 🙂

“Kakigōri (かき氷) is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener. The origins of kakigōri date back to the 11th century, when blocks of ice saved during the colder months would be shaved and served with sweet syrup to Japanese aristocracy during the summer. Kakigōri became more accessible in the 19th century, when ice became more widely available to the public during the summertime. “

For Seremban folks, you can hoop over to MyKori Dessert Cafe for this Japanese shaved ice dessert. Located at Centrio Seremban 2 (opposite Mydin S2).

MyKori has been growing rapidly over the years since the first outlet at Puchong Jaya in year 2016. It has now over 60 outlets throughout Malaysia. (WOW! Amazing!) MyKori Dessert Cafe is a place suitable for young and old.

 

 

Types of desserts available here.   Serving not just shaved ice, but also drinks, toast and Croissant Taiyaki (a unique Japanese pastry, a fish shaped snack, made of croissant with varied sweet and savoury fillings).

Their Kakogori comes in 2 sizes. Large and Mini. I chose mini because I wanted to try more flavors. The mini is ideal for 1-2 sharing.

Above are Mango Yogurt Kakigori (made from yogurt ice, mango puree, mango cubes) and Mont Mauve Kakigōri (Made with mix berry ice, fresh strawberries, blueberries & raspberry. Topped up with whipped cream and kuriaro rose powder.)

Red Melon Kakigori (RM26) only comes in one size. Too bad that they no longer serve in watermelon shell. Hence the serving looked smaller. (Made with milk ice, watermelon, nata de coco as well as lychee).

If you are a fruits person, the above choices are quite refreshing.

Left – Chocoreo Kakigori (Made with milk ice, real oreo biscuits, oreo crumbs and chocolate sauce). I don’t really fancy this one because not much taste, more like eating oreo biscuits with ice.

Right – Popcorn Kakigori (With milk ice, kuromitsu jelly, premium caramel popcorn as well as caramel toffee sauce).

The ice is quite fine and smooth.

Other than kakigori, I also tried the Chocolate Banana Toast (RM19)

Thick toast with generous chocolate sauce, topped with 2 scoops of ice cream and served with slices of bananas. For ice cream, I chose chocolate & Thai Tea flavor. Thai Tea flavor ice cream tasted weird. Regretted choosing that flavor. 😦

As for the toast, the bread texture was quite nice. Smooth and not dry.

Jet will be very happy whenever I mentioned coming here for dessert. Above are compiled in several visits. 😀 😀

Will try more flavors in future.

MyKori Dessert Cafe

Address: 17-G, Jalan S2 B15, Centrio, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Open daily from 2pm – 11pm

Phone: 018-281 4508

Full list of MENU, https://mykori.my/full-menu/menu/

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

 

 

 

AYAM GEPUK PAK GEMBUS @Seremban 2

BEHOLD! Its gonna be a spicy and fiery post!

Do you like eating Ayam Penyet? Similar to Ayam Penyet, Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus is available in Seremban 2. (for Seremban readers, there is another outlet located at Senawang) Both are popular dish in Indonesia.

Both Ayam Penyet and Ayam Gepuk are quite similar. But the main difference will be the chili.

Read the difference HERE

Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus originally from Jogjakarta since year 2013, opened its first outlet here in Malaysia on 31st August 2017.

Feeling curious about this bright lighted shop. Hence I decided to step into the store to check out what is their specialty.

The one page menu was simple and very straight forward. Looks like they only serve 1 dish. Their signature Ayam Gebuk. Ya…only this ayam.

You can choose the level of spiciness. On the menu shows the numbers of red cili padi used on each spicy level. Usually they will serve the pounded chili on top of the fried 1/4 chicken. But you can request to put aside.

Price start from RM8.90 for basic Set A which consist 1/4 chicken, raw cabbage, cucumber & white rice, while Set D comes with additional fried cabbage, gizzard, fried tofu and fried tempe (a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans).

I ordered Normal & Spicy.

Before you begin to dig in, add on some kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) to enhance the flavors.

Tagline: Tentukan Sendiri Pedasmu, Anda Pedas, Kami Puas!

(Define Your Own Spiciness, You feel spicy, We’re Satisfied!)

Please do not underestimate the ‘Normal’ spicy level. Although I could take spicy food, I still felt the burning feeling in my mouth. Apart from the whole new level of spiciness, the chili and chicken tasted good too. Jet enjoyed eating the chicken with only white rice & kicap manis.

If you are dining in, feel free to add rice and sambal without extra charge.

What’s so special about the chili (sambal) here? I was told that the sambal is  freshly made and was prepared in batches. Mixture of chili, garlic, chili oil are done on a stone mortar dish. On far left of photo, the light brown color is cashew nut sauce. Both chili and cashew nut sauce will be combined in the sambal.

 

Verdict : Chicken was tasty and succulent. The sambal was really nice and spicy! Only downside is that, no other food choice except ayam gebuk+rice.

So, are you ready for the spicy challenge? 😉 😉

Click HERE to read more.

 

AYAM GEPUK PAK GEMBUS @Seremban 2

13, Jalan S2 B17, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operation Hours : 11am – 10pm (Saturday – Thursday)

                                3pm – 10pm (Friday)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

Breakfast @Wong Fook Kopitiam•旺福咖啡店, Seremban

My late grandfather loves Butter Coffee very much. Instead of adding the traditional creamer or condensed milk into the cup of hot black coffee, he added a slice of butter. I can’t brain how good it was when I was just a teenage girl then.

Lately, I got to know about this new kopitiam in Seremban old town after my friend shared about his meal there. Apparently their signature coffee is ‘butter coffee’. Without much hesitation, I paid a visit there for breakfast together with my mom.

Located along the busy road of Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal, opposite HSBC Bank.

From front till the back of premise, there were total around 20 tables. Quite ample of seats.

A one page menu showing list of food and beverages available here.

Signature Butter Coffee

A slice of butter was added to this cup of hot coffee. Stir the aromatic coffee when its hot and drink it while its still hot. The butter naturally gives a smooth finish and creamy mouthfeel to the coffee. This drink definitely reminds me of my late grandfather.

Apart from the coffee, I also tried the Ham Egg Toast. However I don’t quite like to overdone egg yolk. Perhaps I shall request for well done yolk. 😀

Whilst a stall here selling Yong Tau Foo, Chee Cheong Fun, Nasi Lemak and Fried Bihun.

Yong Tau Foo – RM1.50 per piece

Fishball – RM1.30 per piece

Chee Cheong Fun – RM1.00 per piece

I was eyeing on this plate of Nasi Lemak with Minced Pork for RM5. Instead of pairing with fried chicken, minced pork as condiment works well too. It is very rare to see such combination.

Besides the nasi lemak, the chee cheong fun with curry gravy was quite good. Chee Cheong Fun has smooth texture, while the curry gravy was tasty. We mixed sweet sauce and curry gravy, mom said its tastier and balanced flavor this way. Meanwhile, the yong tau fu filling has mixture of fish & pork paste.

Apart from the above, steamed pao and some traditional steamed dim sum are available here too. Dim Sum selections were quite limited.

Some instagramable spots at Wong Fook Kopitiam.

Instead of modern cafes, its nice to see an old shop turned into a vintage kopitiam, drawing people of all ages.

For your info, I parked my car along Jalan Dato Lee Fong Yee and walked over. (Distance around 100m)

 

Wong Fook Kopitiam•旺福咖啡店

118, Jalan Dato Bandar Tunggal, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Business Hour:-

Thursday 7:30am–3pm
Friday 7:30am–3pm
Saturday 8am–2pm
Sunday 8am–2pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 7:30am–3pm
Wednesday 7:30am–3pm

Phone: 011-2643 8831

 

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

			

3D2N Staycation @Hilton Garden Inn Puchong

During the mid-year school holidays, we planned for a short 3D2N staycation at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong. I knew about this hotel through a blogger friend of mine. Apparently it is a new hotel commenced from October 2018 located at Puchong Perdana.

It wasn’t difficult to locate this hotel with the help of Waze 🙂

Ample of car park for guests and its free.

 

*photo by Hilton*

*photo by Hilton*

Hilton Garden Inn was attached to a mall named M Square Mall owned by Parkson. Somehow it couldn’t made it and has closed down this year. 😦

At the Hotel Lobby for check-in, the process was alright.

The new hotel comprises 255 well-furnished guest rooms and suites of different sizes with an option of either a city or lake view.

24-hour Pavillion Pantry convenience mart, located at Level 6 same level as the Hotel Lobby.

Outdoor salt water swimming pool with heated jacuzzi.

(Adult pool, Kids pool & Jacuzzi)

I would suggest you to join Hilton Honors, a loyalty program to enjoy more benefits like, better room rate, earn points from every stay under hotels managed by Hilton group. Its very simple and free of charge by just signing up via https://www.hilton.com/en/hilton-honors/

Accumulated points will be rewarded with hotel stay.

I booked the King Deluxe Room at a good rate of RM2XX inclusive of breakfast. It was really a good deal. Do check it out yourself.

Room size, 36 sq.m./388 sq.ft with comfortable mattress and pillows.

View from our room.

55-inch HDTV in bedroom and spacious desk with ergonomic chair! Complimentary Wifi in the room too. Hence it is quite suitable for family or business travelers.

Mini Fridge is also available in the room.

Little pantry that comes with kettle, bottled water, sachet tea and coffee.

Safe box, iron, ironing board are found in the wardrobe.

Bathroom with Separate Bathtub

Hands up if you too like big mirrors with good lighting! 😀

Bathroom toiletries.

I read from their website that the hotel provides “Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries”. But not sure why we only got the above. May be ran out of stock. Hmmm……

Since it was raining the noon we check-in, so Jet settled with Bath Tub first la.

We settled our dinner here at The Garden Grille restaurant during the first night.

The Garden Grille; al-fresco dining or indoor dining located at level 6 same floor as lobby. Offering both Asian & Western food.

If you want to opt for room dining, it is available from 7pm to 10pm.

But since we were the hotel guest, we were given 20% discount off bill.

Pizza

Thin and crispy crust pizza just like how we liked it this way.

Nasi Goreng Kampung

Seafood Tom Yam

The 1 page ala-carte food menu is quite simple. These few dishes we had were quite good. I would say the portion was generous for the price.

We had a good sleep , recharged and ready for the buffet breakfast! 🙂

Breakfast was at Garden Grille. As we enter the dining room, on the left hand side was the cold section. Of fruits, salad, ham, cheese, yogurt and fruit juice.

Selections of fruit juice.

Food were placed in these sexy red cast iron cookware.

F&B Manager (in dark blue coat) was quite friendly and attentive towards the guests.

Cereal and Bread corner

Porridge & condiments

Make your own Waffle here.

 

I like peanut butter + chocolate spread 🙂

The breakfast here was just average. Food varieties wasn’t that much. But I must compliment their croissant. It was so good! Crisp and buttery pastry.

 

After the breakfast, I took a drive to Sunway Pyramid which was about 10km away.

Vacation will not be complete without spending time at the swimming pool.

Jet had fun playing at the pool.

*Playdoh time & Snack time.

Staycation means no house chores! HAHA! 😀

We literally just laze around,  to relax our mind and body. You may think that I am silly. But I think its workable.

We really enjoyed our stay here at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong.

Other facilities available here are gym room, meeting room and laundry.

Make your reservation at their website:-

https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong

Address: Jalan DM2, Desa Millennia, 47150 Puchong, Selangor

Phone: 03-8084 1299

 

If you are fan of Chinese Dim Sum, there are quite varieties of them at Puchong. I drove to Foo Hing Dim Sum House , about 4km away (open daily from 7am to 3pm) at Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Address: 1st Flr, No. 31, 33, 35-G, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Phone: 03-8060 0546

As we arrived around 1pm, the restaurant was quite crowded. But we were given a number and waited for the staff to call out our number. Although it was crowded, but the waiting time was around 15 minutes.

We seated at the air-conditioned room. You will see staff carrying tray filled with dim sum be it steam or fried. Just raise your hand they will come over to you. Besides that, you can also order certain dim sum from the menu.

 

At Foo Hing Dim Sum House, the Portuguese Egg Tart is a MUST order. It was very nice and freshly baked. Crispy layered crust with smooth egg custard filling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noodle Doodle @Mamee Jonker House, Melaka

Located at Jalan Hang Jebat, one of the UNESCO heritage building at the popular Jonker Street in Melaka. It is easily sighted because of the big MAMEE signage. Mamee brand or Mamee Monster is not something new to many of us. Mamee Monster was a popular snack during my younger days. I like to smash it then add the seasoning powder into it and shack it. 😀

*feeling so nostalgic*

Do you still eat Mamee Monster noodle snack? Yes, I do.

During the impromptu public holiday, I brought my family for a short trip to Melaka.

At Mamee Jonker House, you could shop for merchandises or products, participate in their activities (Lil Monster Kitchen or Noodle Doodle) or even dine in their cafe which serve mainly local food.

Since I didn’t have a chance to DIY my cuppa noodle at Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum, Japan……why not trying it here.

 

Each cup is priced at RM5.20. You can choose between Chicken or Curry or Tom Yam flavor seasoning for your noodle later.

These coloring pens are provided there. Despite children, I noticed that many adults enjoyed coloring and decorating the cup too. I believed coloring could help to relieve stress.

Jet was patiently coloring his cup of instant noodle.

“I’m gonna color my monster in pink!”

Our limited edition cup 🙂

After you are done decorating the cup, head over to the “Packaging Station”, at the end of the room.

You will need to begin at Step 1. Step 1 and 2 basically about filling the cup with a piece of instant noodle.

Step 3 will insert the seasoning sachet into the cup.

Then, you are required to select 4 out of 6 condiments. Choose from dehydrated chilli, cabbage, chives, corn, carrots and green peas. Therefore you can custom made your cup of noodle with your favorite choice of condiments.

Sealing the cup noodle.

Cup noodle came out of the ‘Shrinking Machine’ was let to cool before collection. An expiry date was stamped on the cup. I noticed that it has shorter shelf life compared to those we bought from supermarket.

As we were leaving, we spotted the Mamee Monster mascot. Everyone was trying to take photo with him, while Jet was pulling me away because he is afraid of mascots. =_=

All in all, it was a good experience and a fun-filled activity to do with your children.

MAMEE JONKER HOUSE

Address: No 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Melaka.

Contact No. : 06 – 2867 666

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 10.00am-5.00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-7.00pm

Website: www.mameejonkerhouse.com

 

 

 

8 Hours Tour in Penang with KLOOK

If you are a local Malaysian, you can either drive or take a public transport to Penang.

But what if you are taking a public transport like bus or airplane to Penang? How are you going to move around the island?

You can either rent a car with or without a driver, a bus or uses the e-hailing service.

When I traveled with my family to Penang earlier this year, I decided to book a private chartered car by KLOOK. I booked an 8 hours tour, so that we can travel in a group without hassle. This private service has all the bases covered including fuel costs and highway tolls.

In this case, you can either plan your itinerary or get suggestions from the professional driver. The driver contacted me a day before the travel date to know about my travel plans. Therefore we could plan our journey smoothly.

 

Driver was very punctual with the given time. We planned to start our journey at 10am. Driver arrived at 9.45am with Toyota Hiace which could easily fit up to 10 person. Other than that, the vehicle was clean and comfortable.

1) Kek Lok Si Temple

We decided to go Kek Lok Si Temple as our first stop because it is located further away from Georgetown. Distance was about 10km but traveling time may take about 30minutes depending on the road traffic.

Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

Above is the landscape view of a 30m height pagoda tiers with combination of Burmese, Thai and Chinese architectural style.

Kek Lok Si Temple is divided into 3 zones. Ground, Mid Section and Hilltop where you can see the tall statue of God of Mercy, Kuan Yin.

Driver drove us directly to mid section.

The mid section of the temple comprised of temples, gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly kings pavilion

I wished for Health and Happiness.

If you are tired or have difficulty in climbing the steps, you can use the Incline Lift to Hilltop, the statue of Kuan Yin.

Ticket price for Incline Lift – RM3 per way (Adult), RM1.50 per way (Children below age 12).

The inclined lift moves gradually uphill. We enjoyed the ride which could also admire the beautiful view.

Indeed very beautiful. The 99ft bronze Kuan Yin statue with octagonal pavilion supported by 16 columns. It is the tallest Guanyin statue in the world.

A pond filled with Koi fishes.

The garden at hilltop here is breathtaking and relaxing…………..

…………….but the weather was too scorching hot.

There were also statues and benches resembles the 12 Chinese Zodiac.

(traveling downhill via inclined lift)

Kek Lok Si has changed so much (in a positive way) compared to the last time we came here.

Kek Lok Si Temple ,

11500 Ayer Itam, Penang

Contact No.: 04-8283317

2) Ayer Itam Assam Laksa

After Kek Lok Si Temple, we stop over Ayer Itam for the famous Assam Laksa. Same spot, same stall, same owner over the decades. You will never skip Assam Laksa when you come to Penang.

Although the flavors may not be as good as those early days, but still a satisfying bowl of Assam Laksa.

Clikc HERE to read in detail about Ayer Itam Assam Laksa.

Ayer Itam Assam Laksa
Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong,
11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Daily, 10.30am – 7pm

3) Teddyville Museum Penang

From Ayer Itam, we moved on to Teddyville Museum which is located at Batu Feringgi.

Distance was about 16km from Ayer Itam (approx. 30 minutes drive)

The adorable teddy bear museum which showcases Penang’s famous tourist destinations, food culture, historical events and things about Penang

Read my full review about Teddyville Museum HERE 🙂

Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

Open Daily from 9am-6pm

4) Cecil Street Market 七条路巴刹

We wanted some authentic local Penang food. Hence the driver suggested this place.

I do understand that we had very little time in Penang. But this hawker centre has most of the local Penang food under one roof. Therefore it allows us to try varies dish. Furthermore this place is less tourist, affordable price and the food tasted good too.

Read from my earlier post HERE 🙂

Address: 40-48, Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Open Daily from 7.30am – 7pm

 

5) Chew Jetty

“Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans. Located straight down from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), these water villages are over a century old. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan – the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses.” (source from http://www.penang.ws/penang-attractions/clan-jetties.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001)

Along the wooden jetty, there are wooden houses on both left and right side. Small stalls are setup by house owners in front of their house.

Items sold here are mostly souvenirs, handmade crafts and little food.

There is this shop that sells Big Bowl Noodles. I’m quite interested to try, but all of us were still so full after makan at Cecil Street Market.

Spotted some interesting wall mural here.

The above mural themed ‘Folklore by the Sea’ painted based on the resident’s lifestyle during those days.

Walk towards the end, you will see the jetty. Boat ride service is available here.

It was quite interesting and a good experience. You could spend maybe around 1 hour here, stroll, take photos, and look see the environment here.

People suggested to come here during sunset for a beautiful view.

To read more information and history about Chew Jetty, click HERE.

 

Chew Jetty was our last destination before we ended our 8 hours tour. It was a fruitful day without having to rush.

Would you like to share where will you go in 8 hours?

 

 

3D2N @Maritime Suite Penang and Food Nearby

During the first term of school break this year, we made a family trip to Penang by plane. It was just a short 3 days 2 nights trip. My mom has been wanting to visit Penang because the last trip she went was many years back when we were still teenagers.

I came across friends recommending this place, Maritime Suite Penang which is located at Georgetown, Penang. This property is quite new actually. Okay, the main reason of me choosing here instead of hotel….is that everyone could fit into 1 unit. Otherwise we’ll need to book few rooms to fit all of us.

Above photo is the ground floor of the apartment. There are Food & Beverage Shops, Convenient Stores (7 Eleven & MyNews).

List of shops:- https://automall.com.my/#

Distance from Penang International Airport = 14km

Well, there’s always pros and cons in everything. We are only allowed to go into our respective apartment unit about 2pm because they need to do cleaning. Unlike hotels, we can leave our luggage/belongings at the lobby.

Hence, this was our first stop before its time to check in to the apartment.

Yes! It is the famous Teo Chew Cendol at Penang Road. We were lucky to be early to beat the queue. You can have the cendol either in a bowl or a plastic cup for take away. Well, I personally felt the cendol is just average. The kidney bean was nice, but the gula melaka wasn’t strong enough for me. Perhaps I’ve put high expectation to it since it is so popular. Anyway, it is just my personal opinion. You may think otherwise.

Next, we came to Tean Ean Local Products to buy some local confectionery and not forgetting the freshly made Tau Sar Pheah (baked flaky pastry biscuits filled with a sweet or savoury filling made from grounded mung bean).

There are many big brands here in Penang but Tean Ean is one of the recommended ones by the local. It has more varieties of products.

 

Ok lar, tired already…woke up so early in the morning to travel. Time to get some rest in the apartment.

Before that, we settled our lunch at Iyara Thai Cuisine. Price was on higher side, but taste wise was good.

View from our apartment.

Love the high window, would love to sit at this spot to enjoy the seaview. However it might be quite hot in the afternoon due to the direct sun.

Room size : 93 m²

2 Bedrooms with 3 Queen Sized Bed

2 Bathrooms

A key card is required to enter the premise. So, I assumed its quite safe lar.

There’s also an average sized swimming pool, but didn’t get chance to use it. Not enough time 😀

Mom was happily checking out the kitchen.

There’s microwave, plates and utensils, electric portable stove, pot, electric kettle, refrigerator.

Includes Free Wifi

Master Bedroom at Loft with 2 Queen Sized Bed

with En-Suite Bathroom.

Bedroom 2 with 1 Queen Sized Bed and a common sharing bathroom.

Jet was very excited to know that there’s a claw machine shop downstairs.

Luckily I managed to get one from the machine. These machines are tough man!

There’s this new food court quite a short distance from Maritime. Its called “Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang”. Varieties of food offered here. Prices are slightly on high side compared to hawker stalls in town.

槟城渔人码头 Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang

Open Daily 11am – 1am

Other than that, we also visited Cecil Street Market for lunch and breakfast before we leave Penang. Reason we chose Cecil Street Market because it was recommended by the local and it is just 2km away from where we stayed. We eventually skipped Gurney Drive because the local people told us it is overrated and expensive.

9 Awesome Food To Try At Cecil Street Market

shared by Penang Foodie blogger.

We didn’t try all the above, but had what we felt attracts us.

Wantan Mee stall, was seen working non stop serving plates of wantan mee.

Nyonya Kuih

Popiah (non-fried version)

Filled with sauce and main ingredient was stir fried turnip. A simple and yummy snack.

The Pancake (Ban Chien Kuih) from this stall was nice. Its crispy when its eaten hot. Filled with corn and crushed peanuts.

Pasembur

A Malaysian version of salad. Filled with cucumber, bean sprout,  turnip, fried bean curd, prawn fritters then drenched with sweet spicy peanut sauce.

Mee Jawa, a traditional Javanese style noodle, it is from Indonesia and also popular in Malaysia. The dish is made of yellow noodle, chicken, vegetables, egg and spices. I noticed that not all places having the same flavors.

Penang Fried Radish Cake. The flavors are very similar to Char Kuey Teow. A simple dish which main ingredients are steamed radish cake, bean sprout, egg, dark soy sauce and seasoning.

Penang White Curry Mee (with pig blood)

The White Curry Mee here was good especially the broth. And its not too spicy.

Duck Meat Kuey Teow Th’ng

Duck meat were thinly sliced, served with kuey teow and soup. The duck meat and soup were the 2 main important items.

Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis

Maggi Goreng, a popular noodle in Malaysia. Using instant noodle (Maggi) as the main ingredient. Followed with bean sprout, fried beancurd and spices. A simple and delicious dish.

Cecil Street Market 七条路巴刹

Open Daily from 7.30am – 7pm

Difference between Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang and Cecil Street Market, Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner is more towards fusion food. They served local, Japanese, Western, Korean food. Unlike Cecil Street Market, served mostly authentic local Penang food.

3D2N ended too quick. We enjoyed the accommodation here. Made us feels like a home.

How did we move around in Penang?

I uses both MULA and Grab E-Hailing App.

 

 

Baking Workshop @Gifted, Baking Studio Seremban

Children has the ability to explore and gain knowledge in varies field at a very young age.

Besides studies, I wished to expose Jet towards more activities that he has interest in it.

From the past cupcake fondant decorating workshop, I was surprised that Jet developed an interest in it. Furthermore I also noticed that he has the patient to slowly beautify it.

Recently I discovered a new baking studio located at Plazo S2 Heights. I dropped a message to the owner to inquire about basic baking workshop that is suitable for children. Ashley, who is the owner of Gifted, baking studio suggested Royal Icing Cookies.

We attended the workshop last month. Initially Jet was rather shy and quiet.

Ashley, the young and talented owner cum pastry instructor showing us the ingredients and step by step guide on making the cookie.

Simple steps and only required flour, butter and egg. It is easy for children to cope too. *just use a utensil to gradually mix the ingredients evenly.*

This mixture will gonna be our cookies.

When the mixture is ready, roll it under the baking paper to flatten to thickness around 5mm.

Once its flatten to our desired thickness, it is required to put to chill (recommended to put in freezer awhile) so that we can easily cut them into shapes.

The shaped cookies are ready to bake. Jet was very anticipate for the result.

Ta-daa…freshly baked cookies are ready to be decorated. *Let the cookies cool down before decorating it*

Jet was having hard time to select his favorite colors for the icing.

*Use gel based colors for icing*

Preparing the colored icing in a piping bag.

Jet was concentrating on how to decorate royal icing onto cookie.

It is required to pipe a border around the edges of the cookie, then only fill the area with icing. A toothpick is needed to guide the flood icing as it spreads.

Jet decorated most of the cookies by himself.

The deco was tough at first, but once you grasp the technique, you will be able to do it well.

HAHAHAHA!! Our final result. Will you buy? 😀

Thank you Ashley for this lovely photo of us.

Gifted is a cosy and quiet environment for workshops. Jet and I enjoyed making Royal Icing Cookies. Thank you Ashley for your patience too. He’s been asking me when are we going again. He also asked; can we make cake next time?

In conjunction to Mother’s Day, there will be Mother’s Day Workshop to learn the above 4 different types of cakes. For more info, you can visit www.facebook.com/bakingstudio.poeyboey/

For your info, Ashley also accept cake orders for functions or celebrations.

Address: No131-1, Jalan Pusat Komersial Saujana 3, Pusat Komersial Saujana, Seremban 2 heights
70300 Seremban
Contact Number : 012-985 9717

TeddyVille Museum @Penang

Well, a family friendly gateway wouldn’t be complete without visiting this place. Located away from the busy town centre, Teddyville Museum is situated at Batu Feringgi. To be exact it is actually at the Ground Floor of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.

For your info, I love all kinds of cute stuffs. 🙂

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To save the hassle paying on the spot, I purchased the online ticket via KLOOK few days before I came here. Not much savings tho, but its convenient. Moreover I can collect credits for my KLOOK account with any purchase I made through the web.

On a side note, there is a RM10 voucher attached to the ticket. You can use it as rebate from their souvenir store. However it is only applicable for purchase of Teddy Bear / T-Shirt.

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As we enter, we began with some old age bears, from one of the very first batches of teddy bears ever made since year 1900.

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The museum map. Floor size of 9000 sq.ft. You could easily spend an hour or 2 depending on the duration you take on each stop.

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Then we started of with some history about Fort Cornwallis.

Aren’t these bears look so cute! Wait a minute, was that Captain Francis Light ? To read more about the history of Fort Cornwallis, kindly click HERE

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3 Baba & Nyonya Bears were having a tea break. Do you want to join them?

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The Indians were celebrating Deepavali, and kuil at the background.

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Thaipusam festival.

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Above, we could see the Malays were celebrating Hari Raya. I could see them busy preparing the lemang, dodol, the popular Malay delicacies during Raya celebration. (Look at the adorable Mak Minah teddies)

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Kampung House – Wooden Wonders

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Gong Xi Fa Cai. The God of Prosperity to usher Chinese New Year. Also shown here the meaning of God of Prosperity and Lion Dance.

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Kek Lok Si. The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

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After learning about the 3 main racial of Malaysia, we moved on to the famous Char Kuey Teow at Siam Road (Jalan Siam). It is a popular local food.

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Look at the frowning bear. Getting under mood with too many orders?

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Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney is one of the biggest and famous hawker centre that is located at Gurney Drive.

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Check out the details of the foods on each tables. And did you notice the foodie bear there? *I shall take photo of the photo and post it on my Instagram* LOL!

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Batu Feringgi with water sports and night market.

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*Teddy having Sun Bathing*

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Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which actually refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak. 

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Tourists, adults and children were admiring the view from Penang Hill.

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Durian, the King of fruit. Both the human size bears were enjoying the fruit.

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Moved on to the famous food stalls in Penang. Toh Soon Cafe, a legendary cafe located at the alley of Lebuh Campbell. It is famous for its Roti Bakar or known as Toast Bread. I was told by the local, the crowd is fantastic. Advised to go early to queue.

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Mr. Teddy doing his Signature Teh Tarik or known as Pulled-Tea.

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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul.

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“Reaching Up” Mural, Cannon Street, George Town, Penang

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“Little Children on a Bicycle” Mural, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang

Thanks to Ernest Zacharevic for these beautiful wall arts which draw much tourists here.

Click HERE to have the location map of the wall arts.

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Bread-man / Snacks on Wheels. They are popular during my childhood days. I used to chase them to buy snacks! 😀 But nowadays its rare to spot them.

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*Victory!*

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Penang Bridge Marathon is an annual marathon event held in Penang Bridge, Penang.

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Penang Dragon Boat Festival

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The Penang Dragon Boat festival is part of the culture’s history which took part since 30 years ago.

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Bayan Lepas Free Trade Industrial Zone. These human size bears were seen assembling the electronic parts.

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Barbershop, often operated by Indians are still popular among the Malaysians.

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Malaysian Batik is batik textile art of Malaysia. The most popular motifs are leaves and flowers.

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People who come to Penang, will usually bring home some local products (i.e biscuits) as souvenirs. Ghee Hiang is one of the famous and old brand in Penang.

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Next, they even have Malaysia’s famous athletes, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and Dato’ Nicol David.

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End the exhibit with a lovely corner of a bear in a Hot Air Balloon (in conjunction to Hot Air Balloon Fiesta) and a message of I PG, I Love Penang.

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You can also get your photos printed out here by Canon.

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Last but not least, its shopping time! Don’t forget to utilize the RM10 voucher if you planned to buy any Bear or T-Shirt here.

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Before leaving, don’t forget to take photo with this 10ft tall Bear at the entrance.

This Teddyville Museum is like a Little Penang. Using the human sized bears and miniature sized bears to bring out the Malaysian culture, but also exhibit the popularity of Penang island. Be it food, street, tourist spots and also some history of Penang.

I’m amazed on how much effort they put everything into so detailed and fine. Especially the hawker food stalls at Gurney Drive. Thus, I also like how they explained every segment in story board. Oh ya…did I mentioned that the bears have very smooth fur too. You can gently hug these furry bears  😀

Plan your visit here with your child. Its fun and educational. I’m sure they will enjoy this place.

TeddyVille Museum

Ground Floor, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
56, Jalan Low Yat, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.

Contact : beary@teddyvillemuseum.com
Tel : 04 890 5345 / 016-550 5949

Open Daily  9:00am to 6:00pm

Website : http://teddyvillemuseum.com/beary/