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Paradise in Tanjung Balau Feature on Senai Airport RECIPE
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Triathlon @ Lotus Desaru Beach Resort The Johor state was chosen yet again for the 16th International Triathlon held since 1996. WAVES Lifestyle team was invited by the Johor Tourism to cover the event at Lotus Desaru Beach Resort on the 24th and 25th September 2011. The international event had 735 competitors with about 470 of them coming from over 21 countries ranging from America, Portugal, Ireland, UK and South Africa to name a few. The event kicked off with a 2km swim, 92km of cycling and 22km of running on the 24th followed by the ‘Sprint’ category on the 25th with 750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running. The Triathlon coincides with the ‘Sports Tourism’ agenda by the state and was officiated by Y.B Hoo Seong Chang, the State Tourism Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman, Johor Tourism Director Mr. Hj. Hashim bin Hj. Yusoff and the resorts group CEO Datuk R. Doraisingam Pillai and Datuk Ramalingam Pillai.
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The popular retailer of cult and cutting edge UK and European fashion labels for women, Fabulous Fads, set its stage on Wednesday, 5th October 2011 with their first Fashion debut. The night was filled with fun, fashion and frivolity which took place at the Highlander Bar and Restaurant, Clarke Quay, Singapore. The Scottish-themed watering hole was graced with fabulously frocked models kitted up in much more than just kilts. Together, an ensemble of five comely lasses showcased more than 20 handpicked pieces from a bevy of funky and fabulous U.K. and European designers, many of them exclusively available in Singapore at Fabulous Fads. Initially launched in 2010 as an online multi-brand shop, Fabulous Fads quickly attracted a strong following of Brit fashion fans that demanded a physical arena for their browsing. What women want, Fabulous Fads is committed to delivering. Among the designers that were showcased that night were Eucalyptus, Jolaby, Forever Unique, Miss Candy floss, Not So Serious and Ivana Basillota whose designs were featured in London Fashion Week. Visit Fabulous Fads at 80 Haji Lane, Singapore.
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Dress up for the occasion!
Its almost the end of the year - school holidays are coming and work is winding down at the office. One thing’s for sure; it’s the time of the year when the social calendar starts packing with activities like gatherings, parties and events. With so many social events going on; have you thought about what you’re going to wear for each occasion? Don’t fret, as we drew inspiration from the streets to suggest how you can look chic and unique for each occasion without burning a hole in the pocket.
School Prom As a teenager; prom night was the social highlight of the year in my school. Each girl secretly dreamt of being the belle of the ball dressed in the finest gown, hoping to impress the cute boy who we were too shy to talk to. Only problem was; there was no way our 16 year old budgets could afford such lavish frocks and long ball gowns which would be an overkill for our school’s non air-conditioned assembly hall, where the event was held. The good news is that you now have much more dress options and are no longer limited to buying from a store. With the explosion of blogshops and online retailers; you are spoilt for choice when it comes to variety, affordability and convenience. Here’s some ideas on how to score the perfect prom look: ● Go for shorter lengths Ground sweeping, floor length gowns are glamorous for the Oscars but impractical for proms, especially if there’s an afterparty or supper afterwards. A shorter dress is more trendy, youthful and also practical. ● Buy your dress early You want your dress to be perfect; so buy it early, especially if purchasing online - factor in the time required for pre-ordering, shipping and also any alterations afterwards. Last minute shopping can be pressurising and disappointing; hence give yourself more time to find THE dress and take advantage of any good deals. ● Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize
Worried that someone else might buy the same dress as you? Or do you feel that all the dress options are lacking? The easiest way to bring your personality and style to an outfit is to accessorize with statement pieces. Pair your dress with patterned stockings for an edgier look or wear one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry. Accessories will complete the look for the night and can also be matched with other outfits later.
After Work Party
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There is an office gathering after work; and your colleagues have planned the event at a nice relaxing restaurant. You want to look vibrant; but also feel relaxed so that you can enjoy the dinner after work. If you’re the type to gravitate towards neutrals and dark colours for work; this is the time to break away and inject some bold colours to your outfit. Bohemian prints and colour blocking are all the range this season and we’ll show you how some women carry off this trend effortlessly.
Styling tips for picking vibrant outfits suitable for both work and play: ● Pick a conservative-style dress Shift and shirt dresses are work-appropriate closet staples but pick one in prints to stand out from the crowd. Feel self conscious in the office? Throw on a dark cardigan in the day if your work requires you to look sombre. Since the prints of your dress will be quite loud; avoid anything that is too revealing or complicating. ● Tone down with solid, neutral colored accessories Avoid bags and shoes with busy details when wearing a printed dress. Your dress should be the main focal point of the outfit, so fuss free accessories will pull the look together. ● Try color blocking If prints are really not your thing; try colour blocking two complementary colors like blue and orange. This is a chic look that will take you from day to night without looking boring. Better still, you probably already have two different coloured items in your wardrobe that you’ve never thought to wear together in the same outfit.
Lucky you if you have an exciting special event coming up! Functions and parties are events that call for a little more glitz, fun and glamour so don’t be afraid to take things up a notch or two! Here’s how you can be party ready: ● The shinier and brighter, the better
This is not the time to be a wallflower! Bring on the glitter and shiny fabrics; it instantly puts you in a festive mood. Anything that is gold, silver and sparkly general stands well during this period. If sequins are simply too disco for you; opt for a dress or top in a bright hue. ● Carry a small purse Every girl’s essential. You don’t want to be lugging around a tote bag so carry a purse which won’t hinder your movements. Something with a sling is best.
● Carry or wear a conversation-starting piece
If you’ve ever been in an awkward social situation, you will know what I mean! You can use an interesting or unique item to start conversations and find common interests between new friends. A vintage dress or accessory is always a good starting point; as you can share a bit of its history and try to get other people engaged in conversation. Great way to get to know new people!
Whatever the occasion, its more important to wear what you wear with confidence and let your personality shine through. Don’t be afraid to showcase your own personal style and break a few fashion rules! Good luck and have fun! All streetstyle images are from lookbook.nu and carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle/
About The Author Erlina is the owner and founder of Erlina’s Vintage, an online vintage store targeted at the style savvy who like to inject a little bit of fun into their wardrobe with oneof-a-kind vintage pieces. Erlina’s Vintage specialises in hand picked vintage clothing from the 1950s to 80s, sourced from all over the world. Visit us: Website: www.erlinasvintage.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/erlinasvintage Blog: erlinasvintage.blogspot.com
Planning a bachelorette party and don't know where to start? Here are some easy tips to help you plan a smashing evening for the bride-to-be!
Know your bride. Understand her needs and her comfort zone. Find out her limitations and which rules can be bent. Is she comfortable with the limelight? Does the phrase ‘all eyes on you’ make her squirm? Does she like hogging the limelight? If she doesn’t then don’t force it on her and if she does, feel free to make her presence felt all around. Make sure you plan a party based on the Bride’s needs and not yours!
It is crucial to ensure that the people you invite are the same girls the bride would invite herself. Make sure to cross check your list of girls with hers to avoid potential disaster. The bride will be devastated if one of her cousins or close friends is left out and she’ll be weirded out if a whole bunch of strangers are walking around!
The Activities & Budget
Choose a theme and get everyone to dress accordingly, pick a proper place and plan the activities out before hand! We don’t want everyone to get together and just stare at each other. Evaluate the dynamics of the group, will an intimate dinner suffice? Or a group cocktail party perhaps. Maybe a spa day or the downright wild party! Work out the budget and make sure you list everything down. Planning ahead and figuring out set prices per person will give the other girls a chance to save up for the event and should prevent any miscommunication over price prior to the party. Here are some additional ideas: Adventure Bachelorette – go hiking, rafting, horseback riding, camping – really any outdoor activity she enjoys. Beach Weekend – enjoy some sun, sand, and plenty of tropical beverages. Casino Night – all bets are on! Set up game tables, break out the decks, and test your luck with a roll of the dice. A casino night is also a good bet for a co-ed bash. Retail Therapy - gather the crew for a day of boutique shopping. Make it more festive and rent a limo to chauffeur you as you pop in and out of the bride’s favorite stores.
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throw a Budget Dinner Party? Wish to gather your friends for a dinner party but you’re falling short in the money department? Fret not as we look into ways you can throw a fabulous party without having to stretch the budget or without any cost!
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When you budget for your party, do so before you start shopping. Figure out how much you can spend on your party, overall. List the items you need and estimate what you can afford to spend on each item.
Have a theme, for example if it’s a fingerfood only party, girl’s or boy’s night in or Asian Night. With a theme you can start your preparations on a much clearer level.
Buy some fun paper napkins for the cocktails. Stay within your colours if you can, but a little humour on the napkin will get the party off to a great start.
Limit the number of guests. If you invite more people it will definitely cost you more money to prepare food for them. Keep the number of invited guests smaller and it won’t be such a strain on your budget.
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Prepare the food yourself. Bake your own cake or serve sliced homemade snack cakes instead of ordering a personalized cake from the grocery store or catering some food.
Aim for a simple, balanced menu. For a dinner party, a simple snack or appetizer, salad or soup, vegetables, and a main course followed by a simple dessert make a nice, well-rounded meal.
Create a pot-luck where your guests can bring something to the dinner party but make sure there is no repetition of the dishes. So plan ahead with your guests as to who brings what. This way you do not incur any extra cost plus each guests can sample each otherâ€™s cooking.
Be creative when presenting the food or the ambience. If you have flowers in your garden, assemble them in a beautiful vase or basket as a lovely centre-piece.
Make sure there is music playing as you do not want to have awkward silences in the room. For that, you donâ€™t have to hire a DJ as that is expensive but just pick out some good CDs that you already have in your house or play music stored in your computer.
If you hate washing up, create foods that can be eaten on cocktail sticks or buy some paper-plates and paper-cups on bulk as it costs lesser and you can throw it away after using hence solving your problem of washing!
The key to entertaining on a budget without sacrificing flair is to think presentation. You can make anything look special: a tray of cold cuts on a bed of curly lettuce, utensils standing in a cup tied in ribbon, napkins folded into birds. You can make food canapĂŠs by buying bread and cut it small squares and creatively add toppings that are in-expensive.
Although you are on a tight budget for the party, do remember that having fun is a must and if the above are followed, you can have a terrific party for your guests. page 13
One on One with
Adnan Sami Having been dubbed the Sultan of Song, Bollywoodâ€™s musical maestro Adnan Sami graced the stage of Marina Bay Sands during his first ever performance in Singapore on the 7th of October, 2011. During the concert, which was organised by De Ideaz Pte Ltd, Adnan Sami wowed the audience with his much loved Hindi hits such as Bheegi Bheegi and his popular songs like Lift Kara De which won a standing ovation from the crowd. WAVES Lifestyle caught up with Adnan Sami for a quick chat after the concert was over to find out how he felt about his experience performing in Singapore and what more is in store for his audience.
can freak out so much as your body is just going to gain back the kilos quickly. So you must always be on your toes.”
Did you know that the first piece of professional recording equipment that Adnan Sami received from his father was purchased from Singapore? Neither did we until we heard it from the man himself! Singapore has a historical connection with Mr Sami, for that piece of equipment played a huge role in training him with respect to multitrack recording, allowing him to become the music maestro he is today.
“Come up with a realistic plan that you can follow for the rest of your life! I have a thing for non-vegetarian food, and although my nutritionist said that I can go ahead and eat as much non-vegeatarian food as I want, I had to make sure it’s not fried or oily - it had to be grilled. Don’t deprive yourself from what you like, just take the healthier option.”
How else does Adnan Sami like Singapore? It’s clean, green and filled with courteous people, he told us. Although initially warned that Singaporeans are conservative when it comes to applauding great performances, he had a pleasant surprise when he found otherwise. Adnan Sami believes that everyone has their own way of expressing their love for music, and was delighted to get an open and accepting response from his adoring Singaporean crowd.
On Weight Loss Tips... Having lost over 100 kilos in a matter of months, we asked Adnan Sami to provide us with tips for anybody who is determined to shed some pounds in order to stay fit and healthy. Here’s what he had to say: “First of all, I will give the tip which I was given by my nutritionist before I started on my diet. “I’m not going to presribe a diet to you, I will prescribed a lifestyle to you,” she said. Stick to those words, don’t just go on a rigorous diet and then party it all out when you lose weight.” “For some people, being heavy is part of our genes and if you have to address the situation, you must tell yourself that you can never be in a carefree environment where you
Interested in organising an Adnan Sami Show in Malaysia? Contact Ms Purnima CEO of De Ideaz at +65 9008 0571 today! Photo credits: De Ideaz Pte Ltd, Singapore www.deideaz.com
On Travelling... We asked Mr Sami to provide us with his favourite travel destinations, having visited many places for work as well as during trips with his family. He explained to us that his favourite destinations were classifieds into different types, the first being absolute relaxation, where his top destination was Langkawi followed by the Bahamas. He went on to explain that he also loves shopping and sightseeing and his hot spots to do that were New York, Orlando and Las Vegas in America. In addition, being a man who is fond of history, he believed that India’s amazing history, as well as Turkey and Egypt’s historical sites are a must see for anyone!
On What’s Next?... Look forward to an upcoming album where Adnan Sami collaborates with blockbuster film company Yash Raj Films, providing his audience with tunes from genres that we have not seen Mr Sami touch, including Sufi and Bhangra tracks. Don’t forget to catch him in a city near you for he will also be on his World Tour, interacting with his loving audience and gaining motivation from them to keep doing what he loves - providing us with great music!
Say Hello to
Ms Muslimah, Dika Restiyani An Interview with Indonesiaâ€™s Ms Muslimah and what her thoughts are on the modest fashion industry.
Photo & Interview credits: sixteenr.com
FEATURE Why did you run for Ms Muslimah?
How do you spend your weekends?
What does it mean to be Ms Muslimah?
What are your favourite books/food/quote?
In the Muslimah Beauty contest, the finalists are all covered. Not an inch of skin shows, except for the face and hands. I ran for the Muslimah Beauty competition because I thought this is a different kind of beauty pageant where we were measured not only by physical appearance, but also by knowledge, emotional and spiritual intelligence. Candidates for the pageant had to fulfill a number of requirements to enter. The contest was only open to Muslim Indonesian women between the ages of 18 and 24, over 165cm in height, who wore the hijab every day and were fluent in another foreign language. It is a very competitive contest and that’s why I tried it out.
To be a Muslimah Beauty is a big responsibility, because a Muslimah Beauty is the icon and role model of young Muslim women in Indonesia and also represents Indonesian Muslim women to the world at large.
Any misconceptions about the Ms Muslimah pageant you would like to change?
It is not just an ordinary beauty pageant, because it’s not just about ‘Brain, Beauty, and Behavior’ but it’s also about being a Muslim. Ten finalists were placed under “quarantine” and also received a crash course in public speaking and modeling.
What will you do as Ms Muslimah?
I want to popularise Indonesian Muslim Fashion to the world by encouraging Muslim women to wear the hijab.
Why is Muslimah fashion important?
Muslimah fashion is important because it’s a signature style and identity for a Muslimah. Muslimah fashion nowadays is very fashionable and comfortable to wear. The fashion designers in Indonesia are exploring their creativity in making their master pieces. In my opinion, Muslim fashion in Indonesia has reached the high fashion stage now.
In Jakarta, I used to spend my spare time with my family and at a volunteer group; Pelangi (Peduli Anak Untuk Negeri). It’s a non-profit organisation that provides children’s education for free. I also frequently fly between Jakarta, where I attend to my business and social work on weekends, and go back to Singapore on weekdays to study at the Nanyang Technological University. I’ve been running my own small home-business that produces and sells dolls since 2006. I usually go to bookstores or buy groceries at shopping centers. I also love to spend my weekends with friends and family for karaoke or watch movies at the malls. My hobbies are reading, modeling, singing, drawing, business, social activities and sports.
My favorite books are any books written by Jallaludin Rumi and Kahlil Gibran, they are my favorite authors. I love Indonesian food, and I always eat kerupuk (Indonesian crackers) and sambal (Indonesian traditional chili sauce). Other than Indonesian food, I also love sushi. My favorite quote is “Don’t allow yourself to be in a dark place, because in the dark..even your shadow will leave you.” (H. Achmad Bakrie)
My style signature is ...
Simple, modern, sophisticated.
My all-time favorite designers are ...
Irna Mutiara, Dian Pelangi, Boyonz Ilyas, Malik Moestaram, Merry Pramono, Najua Yanti and Shafira.
My favorite magazines and blogs are ...
Noor Magazine, Aquila Asia and Waves Magazine. My Favorite blogs are Dian Rainbow and sixteenR.com.
You wear a hijab because ...
I feel secured, comfortable and have the freedom to express my identity as a Muslim. Scarves empowers women because it’s our true identity as a Muslim.
Paradise at Tanjung Balau
Another weekend came with no activities, so we decided to head to Tanjung Balau, Desaru. Taking the new Senai-Desaru Expressway was quite an experience. The 77km highway cuts the journey time from over 2 hours to less than 1 so it’s quite a huge difference. The toll prices are fairly reasonable, ranging from RM11.20 from Senai to Penawar exit and RM8.20 from Ulu Tiram to Penawar exit. The highlight of the expressway is the Sungai Johor Bridge which is said to be the longest river bridge in Malaysia. The bridge looks a lot like the Penang bridge and has a splendid scenic view of the ocean. There is a shipwreck visible alongside the bridge which adds to the majestic view. Exiting at Penawar, we took the Desaru road and turned off to Tanjung Balau. The signboards are pretty clear so there’s no confusion whatsoever. As a precaution, just follow the Tanjung Balau Fishermen’s Museum signboards. As we reached our destination, we were surprised to see that quite a big crowd of picnickers were there enjoying the sun, sand and the sea. The beach was perfect with clean turquoise seas and various facilities including stalls, a children playground and souvenir shops. Desaru is known for its rough waters and cascading sea sand, but Tanjung Balau surprisingly has calmer waters and I have been told that the sand is not steep either. As the plan was just for a picnic getaway and not a stay over, we found ourselves a nice shady spot to set up camp and headed for the sea. Hours at sea seem like minutes when the waters are calm, clean and the company is good. After being sunburned for a few hours in the waters, we decided to head back to shore and check out the surrounding facilities. Worth a mention are the clean public toilets with shower amenities and attentive lifeguards who blare out on the speakers when swimmers are seen at dangerous and rocky stone spots. The South Johor Development Authority (KEJORA) does most of the management at Tanjung Balau. The nearest attraction is the Tanjung Balau Fisherman Museum established more that 18 years ago to highlight the area’s local fishery activities and its historic legacy. Opened in 1992, Tanjung Balau was chosen for the museum, as it is the oldest fishing village in Johor founded by anglers who came from the east coast states of the Peninsula. The museum is divided into five galleries including the Fishermen’s Gallery displaying the life of fishermen in the Tanjung Balau, their vessels, tools, rituals and types of fishes they caught. The Geology Gallery exhibits over 100 unique stones aged over millions of years, all found in Tanjung Balau and its surrounding areas. The Sea Safety Gallery provides knowledge to visitors on marine navigation and communication systems as well as safety aspects at sea. The Desaru Shipwreck Gallery is the most fascinating section as is showcases the ‘Desaru Ship’ that was a Chinese vessel that sank in the 1840s with a cargo load of assorted Chinese porcelain and other treasures. We stopped by the stalls nearby for a refreshing coconut drink and had a chat with the owner who mentioned the changes that the new highway has brought. The stalls were set up by KEJORA and with the highway in place; the number of patrons to the beach has more than doubled. He also mentioned how the highway has also made it easier for the villagers to head to JB town and they feel more connected with the town folk now. We headed back that evening feeling truly satisfied. Tanjung Balau is indeed a lesser-known paradise in Johor that should be visited and savored by all. For those who prefer to stay over, the beach has resorts and chalets nearby. So take the Desaru expressway and head down today for a relaxing weekend!
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PERMAS JAYA GOLF CLUB Permas Jaya Golf Club, the best 9 Holes Course in Johor, designed by Tesoro Golf Design and completed for play in 1994 and conveniently located 10 minutes from JB City Centre.
BEST 9 HOLE COURSE IN JOHOR
Complete with a 2 Tier Driving Range, well equipped Pro Shop and the newly renovated Cafeteria, Pub & Bistro and there is also a Putting Practice Green, Pitching & Chipping Practice Green and Practice Bunker. Permas Jaya Golf Club is indeed your best leisure golf stop in Johor Bahru so head down today!
A dog leg left Par 4 playing 385 meters from the Blue Tee. O.B on the left side with a Fairway Bunker to punish for any inaccurate tee off. Reachable in 2 for most golfers.
An easy hole with an index of 15, guarded by 2 Greenside Bunkers. At a distance of 150 meters from the Blue Tee, this Par 3 hole is a rewarding hole for all golfers.
O.B on the right. A hole that is no good for anyone who slices their tee shot and a Fairway Bunker guarding the left for those who pull their tee shots. The lowest index hole of the course, a Par 5 with a distance of 515 meters from Blue Tee Box. You need to lay up your third shot before the big Monsoon Drain to score well.
A straight Par 4 with a distance of 375 meters from Blue Tee box. You need an accurate approach as Thick Rough and a Pond on the left will escalate your score.
The second Par 3 playing a distance of 155 meters from Blue Tee Box. You need to carry the Pond with O.B on the right and a Greenside Bunker waiting on the left. There are golfers who landed on the Green in one, yet managed to put back to the Fairway.
A 90 degrees dog leg right Par 4 with a distance of 385 meters from the Blue Tee Box. A favourite hole for those who slice their tee shot. Your approach could be only 100 meters to the Green. There are golfers who are on the Green in one and putting for Eagle on this interesting hole.
Considered a short Par 5 playing only 460 meters from Blue Tee Box. A little dog leg right. A good Tiger Line tee off can possibly land you about 200 meters to the Green.
A straight Par 4 measuring 375 meters from the Blue Tee Box. If youâ€™re not careful, your tee shot will land on the hilly Rough on the right, making a regulation approach impossible. Bunkers on the left and right to punish any inaccurate approach to the Green.
Only 295 meters Par 4, from the Blue Tee Box. A scoring hole with O.B on the left hand and a Bunker guarding the Green. Be extra careful if you slice your tee shot as you will be playing your approach uphill blocked by few big matured trees.
An airport in a mall
Sultan Ismail International Airport Opened in 1974, the Sultan Ismail International Airport has undergone a major facelift and rebranded itself as an urbane lifestyle outlet stopover. The recently launched Aero Mall is an extension of Senai International Airport’s current services to better serve their valued customers and business partners. With more than 45 major multinational manufacturers and almost 40,000 people working and living within a 2km radius from the airport, there is an urgent need for a lifestyle focal point to serve the rapidly expanding Senai commercial, industrial and residential hub. The Aero Mall has created a prestigious landmark that has transformed Senai and its surrounding area into a world-class airport city! The Aero Mall is the first stand alone external airport mall in Malaysia worth 80 million Ringgit. With a retail space of more than 3,700 square meters, the mall is one of a kind lifestyle hub with shopping, banking, dining and entertainment outlets. The Aero Mall has made the airport no longer a place for air travelers or well-wishers to send off airborne passengers but an attraction to non-air travelers and residents from nearby areas to shop and dine there. The external outlook reflects the high tech standards of the aviation industry and it’s well complimented by the beautifully landscaped spacious piazza, plentiful secured parking space and convenient pick up and drop off points.
“With this, the airport will not only function as a location for airplanes to arrive and depart but will also become a high-tech hub for passengers as well as cargo to the rest of the world” – Menteri Besar of Johor Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman
Need more reasons to entice you to head down to Aero Mall to hang out? Here’s a listing of the finest offers at the mall to better facilitate your leisure time… Food & Beverages
The airport offers fast food eateries like KFC and Marry Brown and en route to the airport is the newly opened McDonald’s. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to chill and grab some coffee, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be the spot to head to. There's nothing like a freshly-brewed cuppa from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to set your day right. Besides enjoying the mouth-watering coffee, you can also grab a delicious meal there! Looking to satisfy your cake cravings? Secret Recipe is your stop to get some fine quality cakes, fusion food, a flavourful range of ice cream and beverages. Western styled entrees and sandwiches, you say? Lavender Bistro offers all that and more. Meanwhile local food can be found at the Deli N Meal eatery. Snacks while you walk around in the mall is plentiful with the only Famous Amos outlet in Johor located at both the mall and at the departure waiting hall. Dunkin’ Donuts and Daily Fresh and Choco Pot outlets are both strategically placed for patrons.
Apparels & Accessories
Shoppers take note, the apparels and accessories at the mall are running big discount rates so don’t miss out! Al-Ikhsan has opened up shop to cater to all you sports lovers. For all you ladies, there is Sembonia at the right wing, Exotic Leather House and the local flavour of Straits Merchant where you can buy clothes and souvenirs. Head over to Q Stailista for a great selection of women clothes, too. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, that’s why Diamoney Jewelleries which offers elegant Russian diamond accessories priced from just RM48 have a shop on the concourse and kiosks as well. Yukiko Bijoux and Million Precision Time are also on the concourse. If you’re looking for gift and souvenirs, head to heritage crafts to buy some beautiful local gifts.
Now’s the shop that most of you have been waiting to read about - the Langkawi Duty Free is at the arrival and departure hall. Happy tax free shopping! Bookworms head over to MPH at the concourse, situated near Guardian Pharmacy, The Body Shop and Sasa. Still want more? The Aero Shoppe and Airport Shoppe offer good pricing at their retail shops and while you’re at it do check out A1 food distributor, too. If you have walked around and taken a bunch of pictures, walk down to Foto Zoom and get you pictures printed there! Also available are are money changer outlets, numerous ATM machines and the newly opened Bank Islam, as well as DiGi and Celcom for your telco needs. Tired from all the walking? Fret not as there’s Classic Foot Reflexology, a natural healthcare service that is truly an energising experience to relief pain and stress attended by experienced and trained therapists.
The airport offers among the most secure car parks available with over 800 parking bays. There is an Open Car Park and also the Aero Mall basement car park. The mall also offers car rental services and Causeway Link has set up counters at the Aero Mall to facilitate patrons going to JB and even to Singapore daily!
How to get there?
If you want to catch a bus to mall from Larkin Bus Terminal, hop on board either Causeway Link bus No. 333 or GML Line G1 to Senai International Airport. These buses operate on 20 minutes interval and will get you there for less than RM4. If you’re coming from Singapore, from Kranji MRT, board the Causeway Link (yellow) bus service No. CW1. This service will take you to City Lounge, Kotaraya II terminal in Jalan Trus. From City Lounge, board the Causeway Link (white) bus service (also known as City Lounge Express) which brings you directly to Senai International Airport. The earliest bus departs at 5.30a.m. City cabs are also available for a slightly steeper price. Getting there is easy as one can take a leisurely drive along the Coastal Route, exiting left to Jalan Ibrahim, then taking the Jalan Tun Dr. Ismail and Jalan Abu Bakar road till reaching Jalan Skudai, which will then take you to Senai Town. Follow the signs to Senai International Airport from there on. It’s a mere 30km scenic drive which will be shortened soon upon the completion of the bridge turning into the airport road. Alternatively, the Second Link highway can be taken from Johor Bahru (via Perling toll), Kuala Lumpur (via Senai Utara toll), and even from Singapore (via Tuas) for a quicker journey. So don’t hesitate and head down to Aero Mall today! It’s one of a kind and every Johorean should spend some leisure time there and join in on the hype! Besides, how many malls do you guys know that have a runway and airport attached? A Complete guide of the airport IS AVAILABLE at www.senaiairport.com
4 eggs (cold) 300 gm sugar 250 gm flour 200 ml water 200 ml thick coconut milk 1 piece of grated coconut (white coconut only – make sure no husks fallen in etc…) 3 pieces of pandan leaves 2 tsp of tapioca flour 2 tsp of green food colouring 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tbsp ovallette Oil Salt
DAGING MASAK PALEMBANG Ingredients:
Beef (Can use mutton or chicken) - 500 gm (1/2 kg) 1 Cinnamon stick, 3 star anise, 5 cloves 6 medium shallots, 7 Garlic cloves, 1 inch Ginger -Blend with a little bit of water to make it a fine paste Blended Dry Chilli paste - 3 table spoon (if u want it to be more spicy u can add more) Chicken/Meat curry powder - 2 table spoon (mix with a little bit of water - cold water) Kicap manis (Soy Sauce) - 4 table spoon Kicap masin - 3 table spoon Curry leaves - 2 stalks Lemon grass - 3 pieces Onion - 1 big piece (cut into thin round slices) Salt Turmeric powder – to marinade
1. Marinade the meat with salt and turmeric powder for 1 hour. Then deep fry the beef until dark brown (but not too crispy) on a medium heat and set aside. 2. In the same oil, sauté the cinnamon, star anise and cloves and about 10 seconds later add in the blended shallots, garlic and ginger and fry until golden brown. Then add the curry leaves. 3. After that, add in the blended chilli paste and stir until the oil appears and add in the curry powder that was mixed with water and cook for 5 minutes. 4. Then add in the fried beef, kicap manis, kicap masin, a little bit of salt and lemon grass. Mix all this well and cook for further 10 - 15 minutes on a low heat. 5. Finally add in the onions and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes. Serve with rice, pulut, and bread or roti canai.
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1. Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. 2. Blend the pandan leaves with some water and strain. Then mix it with thick coconut milk, green food colouring and put aside for half an hour. Need to use only 250 ml of the mixture. 3. Separately steam the grated coconut for 5 minutes and mix it with the tapioca powder. 4. Beat the eggs and sugar in a cake mixer until white then mix the ovalette. Beat all this until fluffy. 5. Lastly mix methods 1, 2 and 4 together and stir well. 6. Then grease the kuih mould with a little oil and press some grated coconut on to it. Then add the balance mixture until the top of the mould. Repeat this process until finish. 7. Steam it for 5 minutes (Tip: make sure the water is boiling before steaming the kuih).
KUIH PUTERI AYU
Aunty’s Fried Chicken
Looking for some good hawker dinner? Need to catch up with some friends for supper? Craving for some fried chicken? You’re probably wondering why did the fried chicken part come in that line of questioning! That’s because you can get all of the above and more at Aunty’s shop at Bukit Indah. Technically the shop’s name is not Aunty’s shop, but since a friendly aunty runs the stall, you get the picture. Aunty’s stall has been at Bukit Indah for the past 10 years and years before that at Permas Jaya.
Food & Drinks
Among the hot items are her famous nasi lemak ayam goreng, mee goreng, nasi goreng and mee laksa goreng but the standout dish is her fried chicken! My original intention was to just chomp down some chicken and review it but Aunty insisted that I had some nasi lemak as well. The nasi lemak looks very good, well presented and perfect in portions. On the whole the nasi lemak is a decent dish but the chicken is a whole new chapter altogether! Aunty’s fried chicken is fresh whereby customers can pick and choose from a display of chicken marinated in Aunty’s secret recipe for the parts that they fancy and Aunty will do the rest. If you’re not in the mood for a meal and just want some chicken, you can order a 1 set plate of chopped up chicken for just RM4.50. Drinks are plentiful - choose from the regular teh and milo to different types of juices.
Address: Roadside, Jalan Indah 4/1, Taman Bukit Indah
Service & Environment
Opening Hours: 7pm to 1am
The service is prompt with clean tables and moderate lighting. The stall is located at the roadside along Jalan Indah 4/1 (on the right side turning about 200m before the Petronas inside Bkt Indah) so it’s not that hard to find. The stallholders keeps a keen eye on the patrons so you won’t be left stranded without being served. Once you’ve tried Aunty’s Fried Chicken, you’ll keep going back for more!
Why would I eat here?: The chicken! HALAL RATING: 9.5 out of 10
For many in JB, the mention of ‘laksa’ will automatically trigger the word ‘Kolam Air’ and that’s where this month’s lunch review was done. The legendary W.W Laksa House (the W.W stands for Water Works as it was the former name of Kolam Air) has been delighting taste buds with fabulous Johor Laksa for over 40 years now. From a humble beginning as a small family run shop, the shop is now the power house when you mention Johor Laksa!
Food & Drinks
The laksa comes in small, medium and big sizes, so I ordered the medium yellow mee laksa and some otak-otak. The laksa was a delight. The gravy is not too thick, well fragranced and filled with home-made goodies of fried wantan, taupok (bean curd), fish cakes, fishballs and garnished with some shredded limau kasturi leaves. The bowl comes with a chili paste which complements the dish perfectly. Besides laksa, they also serve mee soup and dry mee. You can choose from either the yellow mee or bee hoon but since I prefer my food richer, the yellow mee is always my choice! Drinks are the usual canned or their home made barley or cincau. I had the barley and it was perfect at the end of the meal. The otak-otak served there is also a must have and it didn’t disappoint my palate.
Service & Environment
Service is great but do take note that at times the lunchtime crowd can fill up the shop fast but fret not as their servers are very efficient and you won’t be waiting for long. The fans and open air keeps the shop nice and comfy. No parking issues as there is a parking lot done for the customers just beside the shop. So head down today if you have not tried this legendary laksa and enthrall your taste buds!
Laksa Delight at W.W Laksa House Address: 36A & 36A1, Jalan Kolam Air Opening Hours: 7.30am – 4pm (closed on alternate Wednesdays)
Contact: 012-7990979, 012-7273755 Why would I eat here?: Simply Johor Laksa at its finest
HALAL RATING: 9.5 out of 10
Johor Bahru as a Sustainable City As an engineer and a guy who cherishes the environment, it would be my dream to see Johor Bahru (JB) to become a sustainable city. My personal understanding about a sustainable city is one that can use its own resources, has very minimum environmental issues and is a pleasant place for its dwellers. Before I proceed further, I honestly don’t have any idea if the government has a plan or program to create JB as a sustainable city. About two years ago, there was a plan to make Pasir Gudang a sustainable city, but I do not know what happened to it despite the numerous proposals prepared by experts from various sectors.
Local Coordinated Biodiesel Project – Waste cooking oil to biodisel
Every household and restaurant has a kitchen for cooking meals. Without doubt we need frying oil to cook some meal but what happens to that oil after being used several times? After it turns blackish in colour (due to several cycles of cooking process), the wasted cooking oil would be thrown away down the drain or through the kitchen basin. It is incorrect to do so as it can potentially choke the drain and up to a certain stage trigger various environmental and health issues. Alternatively, it is possible for us to utilise the wasted cooking oil and transform it into fuel. A proper strategy needs to be presented to ensure this noble quest to be realised. So, instead of disposing the oil down the drain, why not the local authorities prepare a systematic system of storing and collecting the waste of cooking oil. Provide certain incentive or credit to houses, restaurants and hotels who participate in this program. A system of collecting the waste cooking oil should be made and transported to a biodiesel plant which will be located in selected strategic district. The local government ought to invest in a biodiesel plant that processes the waste cooking oil (the raw material in this case) into biodiesel. The biodiesel plant will also create occupations to the local people and contribute to the state’s economy and growth. But the main goal of the process is to obtain a renewable source of energy. The biodiesel when compared to fossil diesel results in far less pollution. This biodiesel will be blended with fossil diesel to create B5 which means 5% biodiesel and 95% fossil diesel. This is already sufficient to save and protect the environment from vehicles producing such unfriendly and unhealthy gases.
Solar projects to create renewable source of electricity
All houses and buildings utilise electricity as a crucial utility for living. Interestingly, the cost of electricity is getting more expensive. A basic simple house may not be impacted with the increasing cost of electricity however, houses and buildings occupying air conditioning and other heavy consuming power will have to pay higher electricity bills. What if the local authority or the local government can come up with a solar project that can provide financial assistance, or subsidy, technical support and consultancy to houses and building to create its own electricity? I have heard that the government is planning to encourage this by allowing the concept of selling electricity to the power company if they manage to produce extra power (more than what they consume in their property). Maybe the state government or the local authorities can make this as a pilot project and designate certain zone in JB to start off. I would love to see one or two residential areas and buildings with solar power installed on roof tops. With established solar pilot program, more similar projects can follow suit. The main benefit here is the idea to generate our own in–house electricity and save the environment (from coal burning to produce power).
More renewable project ideas to support the quest for sustainable city Other possible projects include biomass to fuel project. The idea is to collect solid waste produces from various buildings systematically and produce energy from it. The energy can be biofuel and/or electricity. Other potential project is the rain harvesting concept. Instead of solely using the SAJ water, why not partially harvest water from rain and use them for cleaning, watering your plants, washing your cars etc. That can slash some water bill and save money.
There are many ideas to make JB a sustainable city but it can’t be done overnight and the quest requires a collective effort and support from the local authorities. The benefit will be felt by us as it saves money, protects the environment and also helps create a healthy living place. I hope this message is read by the relevant authorities for consideration.
About the author: This article is contributed by Zaki Yamani Zakaria. He is a normal Johor Bahru family guy and often contributes articles to JBCool.com, a website serving Johor Bahru event updates.
WHY DO WE SLEEP? So why do we sleep? We spend a third of our lives doing it. Thatâ€™s over 26 years!
This is a question that has baffled scientists for centuries and the answer is, no one really knows for sure. Some believe that sleep gives the body a chance to recuperate from the dayâ€™s activities but in reality, the amount of energy saved by sleeping for even eight hours is miniscule!
What would happen if we didn't sleep? A good way to understand the role of sleep is to look at what would happen if we didn't sleep. Lack of sleep has serious effects on our brain's ability to function. If you've ever pulled an all-nighter, you'll be familiar with the following aftereffects: grumpiness, grogginess, irritability and forgetfulness. After just one night without sleep, concentration becomes more difficult and attention span shortens considerably. Simply said our brain begins to malfunction without sleep! How much sleep is required? There is no set amount of time that everyone needs to sleep, since it varies from person to person. Results from the sleep profiler indicate that people like to sleep anywhere between 5 and 11 hours, with the average being 7.75 hours. Jim Horne from Loughborough University's Sleep Research Centre has a simple answer though: "The amount of sleep we require is what we need not to be sleepy in the daytime." Even animals require varied amounts of sleep:
Species Phyton Tiger Cat Chimpanzee Sheep African Elephant Giraffe
Average total sleep time per day 18 hours 15.8 hours 12.1 hours 9.7 hours 3.8 hours 3.3 hours 1.9 hours
The current world record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days, set by Randy Gardner in 1965. Four days into the research, he began hallucinating. This was followed by a delusion where he thought he was a famous footballer. Surprisingly, Randy was actually functioning quite well at the end of his research and he could still beat the scientist at pinball. Sleep debt Sleep debt is the effect of not getting enough rest and sleep; a large debt causes mental, emotional and physical fatigue. Sleep debt results in diminished abilities to perform high-level cognitive functions. Neurophysiological and functional imaging studies have demonstrated that frontal regions of the brain are particularly responsive to homeostatic sleep pressure. Scientists do not agree on how much sleep debt it is possible to accumulate; whether it is accumulated against an individual's average sleep or some other benchmark; nor on whether the prevalence of sleep debt among adults has changed appreciably in the industrialized world in recent decades. It is likely that children are sleeping less than previously in Western societies. Genetics It is suspected that a considerable amount of sleep-related behavior, such as when and how long a person needs to sleep, is regulated by our genetics. Researchers have discovered some evidence that seems to support this assumption. So the moral of the story is to know your sleep routine, know how your body functions and recognise how much sleep you need in order to function well. And take it from WAVES, get enough rest to perform at your best. page 33
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when shameshan meets sp album launch On September 15, 2011, No Name Recordz launched the much anticipated collaboration album of two upcoming stars in the music scene, Shameshan Manimaran and Sai Prashanth, aptly titled ‘When Shameshan Meet’z SP’. The launch was held at JOTIC Auditorium and was attended by the Tamil music scene heavyweight’s Mohamed Raffee from Singapore and legendary singer from the south, JB Manimaran who is also the father of Shameshan. Hosted by Vikadakavi from Psycho.unit or better known as Attam Magen, the launch showcased tracks from the album as well as performances by other industry notables such as Rabbit.mac, Sheezay and Daddy Shaq from Psycho.unit, Johor Bahru’s hip hop pioneers JBC led by Ash G and Big Ben, Mappilai Musix Hustlerz, Vish-1, Deftman, B-Squarez, Mr.5K and many others. The album is Sai Prashanth’s second after his 2009 release, ‘Wonders’, and his chart topping single Jaybee Baybee featuring Rabbit.mac. As for Shameshan, this is his first album out after composing and working with numerous artists and releasing his very own hit single ‘Yethetho’. The auditorium’s throbbing crowd feasted on the array of beautifully crafted songs and wonderful performances put forth. The night’s highlight performance was the Tamil songs sung by the Malay group, ‘Salam’. Overall, the launch was a huge success! Copies of the 18 tracked ‘When Shameshan Meet’z SP’ will be available for purchase at most CD stores after Deepavali.
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Published on Nov 11, 2011