Tips ke MAHA 2016

Tips ke #MAHA2016 
• Pakai flat shoes/sport shoes/sandal. No high heels please. Tak sesuai. 
• Bawa payung sbb skrng musim hujan
• Kalau bawa anak kecik, blh bawa carrier @ stroller
• Kene ready mental n fizikal utk berjalan skit.
• Macam xsesuai nak bawa mak ayah yg dah tua btongkat bjalan di MAHA. Tp kalau ada kerusi roda ok.
• Makanan dan air byk dijual. Tak payah bawa bekal. 
• Bawa baby wipes incase ada emergency anak2 💩 n ade toilet air perlahan
• Bagi muslimah, digalakkan utk bawa telekung sendiri senang. Telekung sgt limited dan org ramai.
• Make sure hari yg plan utk ke MAHA xde plan lain2 lps tu. Biar sehari suntuk di sana so xde la rushing2. Boleh jln..n rehat kt mana2. Jln lagi n mkn pula..solat n baru balik.. 
• Kalau rasa nak shopping byk, nk beli pokok ka..etc..bawa troli siap2. Troli / bakul pasar pun ok
• Jgn segan makan tester. Alang2 kt MAHA..rasa je tester yg usahawan bg. 
• Parking for visitor RM5. Bayar di pintu keluar nnt
• Kalau nak beli makanan2 dulu.. boleh park dgn masuk dari pintu yg dkt hosp serdang. Tapi kalau nk beli pokok2 ..n jln2 ke taman2..rmh mokcun..kg durian runtuh upin ipin..parking di pintu besar hway dr puchong mhala ke bangi tu.
• Trem selalu penuh. Kalau rasa xlarat jln. Park yg hujung2 parking lot. So di trem nnt kita nak naik ada la tempat ddk. Kalau park depan2.  trem penuh. Diaorg bye2 je kita nnt. 
• Datang awal pagi pun xpe. 9.00pg dah siap parking. Nnt pi pun dgn hati tenang.
• Bawa beg besar skit. So barang2 dibeli boleh sumbat dlm 1 beg. Kalau ada trolley lg bagus.
• Pastikan anak2 dlm pengawasan kita.
• Mana2 anak2 kecil yg jenis kencing xleh tahan, elok dipakaikan pampers. Takut nk ke toilet nnt jauh skit nk jln.
• Buat yg suka mengambil gmbr n selfie,  ada byk lokasi menarik utk ambil gmbr. Gmbr 3D pn byk. Jgn lupa bawa powerbank n extertel card.
• Perkhidmatan penghantaran (delivery services) pembelian anak pokok & brg2 ke kenderaan menggunakan motosikal roda 3 disediakan dgn bayaran minima. Tak perlu risau nk jinjing brg berat ke kereta.

PTPTN Barred Me From Leaving Malaysia. What should you do to clear up your name?

Recently I was barred to leave Malaysia due to PTPTN outstanding payment. Since I run my photography studio and video production company, I had difficulties to pay right after I graduate. So there’s some outstanding payment (not a huge amount) and I got bared. A year after I graduate, I started to pay monthly (I did paid extra to cover up my outstanding).

The main reason why Malaysian get barred by PTPTN is your outstanding payment. As usual when it comes to Hari Raya, I’m going back to Singapore with my family for a celebration. So, I need to go out of Malaysia and make sure my name is clear.

I just went to the PTPTN branch to clear up my name. So, this is what you should do if you got barred from leaving Malaysia by PTPTN.

What should you do?
1 : Go to the nearest PTPTN office / branch.
2 : Check with them how much is your pending payment.
3 : Make a payment.
4 : Your name will be clear from leaving Malaysia within 7 working days or less.
What’s the solution
1 : Make a full payment of the outstanding payment or make full payment for the entire debt.
2 : Make half of the outstanding payment. PTPTN will reschedule your fees and it is totally your last choice because your debt will be increased.
In my case, I did pay my outstanding payment and will clear all my debt by the end of the year since I can save up to RM4000 due to their RM20/month service fee / Ujrah.
So, do check your Status of Immigration Control HERE!

Top Pick Ramadan Buffet & Restaurant for Break Fast in Malaysia

There will be less than a week before our fellow Muslim friends in Malaysia to celebrate Eid Al Fitr (Hari Raya).

So, I thought did jot down my top pick Ramadan buffet / break fast in Malaysia. The full review is available at the link.

Pullman : More info

Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside has been always my 1st choice when it comes to buffet Ramadan. This year, I had the opportunity to be part of their Ramadan Magical Nights. What else you ask for other than beautiful hotel, cozy environment and delicious food? For me, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside is a must come place every year to satisfy my buffet Ramadan thirst.

With over 100 Malaysian and International dishes plus 7 forms of live entertainment every Ramadan evening, you would be delighted with this new and innovative way in which to celebrate the upcoming Ramadan. Compared to other places offering a Ramadan feast as well, this year, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside has prepared a different mood and ambiance; mimicking the traditional “rumah terbuka”.

KL Tower : More info
Have you ever wondered what’s the feel of having your meal while looking at the view of Kuala Lumpur? Not to mention the sunset too? Yesterday, I was having my Iftar with my fiancé at Megaview Menara KL (KL Tower Megaview).

This is the tips. If you add on RM20, you can go to skybox & skydeck. I went there before and trust me. It’s really cool! My experience : http://bit.ly/1r6fnZ4

The Ramadhan Buffet is priced at RM99++ for adult and RM59++ for child. From 11 June to 3 July 2016, starting from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm at Mega View Banquet Hall, KL Tower. Enjoy the early bird special with FREE entrance ticket to Sky Deck when you purchase the buffet before 27 May 2016. Free for child from 1 to 3 years old and free entrance to KL Tower Observation Deck. 
You can also enjoy ‘Kampung’ cuisines and many other mouth-watering delicacies carefully crafted by Chef Ismail, and don’t miss the opportunity to meet him every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to complete your “Buka Puasa” experiences at KL Tower!

Mr Tuk Tuk : More info
For those who have been to Bangkok before there’s only two things that you will miss most. Food and shopping. Personally, I prefer how does Bangok bring out their culture into the food. Fret not, you can get original Thailand cuisine here in Mr. Tuk Tuk. With the new outlet they launched last Friday, Mr. Tuk Tuk Sunway Pyramid is their second outlet after Setia City Mall. Personally, I would rate this Malaysia Thai Street Food 8/10.
In conjunction to Mr. Tuk Tuk’s grand opening at Subway Pyramid, you can now redeem ONE scoop of ice cream at only RM1 with any order of rice, noodle and set meal!
*Promo ends on 30th June 2016.
*Only available at this new Sunway Pyramid outlet.
57 Hotplate : More info
During IOI City Mall Putrajaya first open their door to the public, I came to witness their opening ceremony as media and I’m so impressed with the amount of food outlet they do have. Since my studio is just located a stone throw away, IOI City Mall Putrajaya is always being my first place came into my mind whenever I need a break such as watching movie and shopping.

If you happen to be in IOI City Mall Putrajaya, I strongly advise you to give  57 Hotpot & Asian Cuisine Restaurant a try. Basically, it is all about steamboat and Asian cuisine. Located on the second floor at IOI City Mall, the restaurant had a really nice decoration, unique ‘peacock’ design and theme. 


Ibis Hotel : More info
I was invited by my neighbor, Ibis Hotel KL Cheras Ramadan Buffet to try out their new buffet Ramadan. Personally, I love the environment whereby you can choose to dine either open air or air conditioning. My colleague and I kind of impress with what they serve. To be honest, they do not have big space for the customer to dine yet they’re still cozy and I do enjoy every moment I had.

The Ramadan Buffet with BBQ by The Streats Cafe serves up a delectable buffet spread of traditional Malaysian delicacies from 7 June to 3 July. Don’t miss out the Early Bird offer at RM49+ per person!

 Rymba Haven : More info

Nilai reminds me about my University life. I used to study in Nilai University and live in Nilai for almost 3 years. Well, live in Nilai I would say much less stress due to their environment. Everything is green, but there’s still have hypermarket such as Giant, etc.

I was invited by Rymba Haven to try their Iftar Ramadan. To be honest, I’m so excited to see what they have and I’m glad I could drop by Nilai once again.

Overall, I would rate 7/10 for the venue. I quite like their concept and of course their “jungle” feel. 8/10 for the services and 6/10 for the food. I believe they could do much better than what I had yesterday. Maybe it was their first day of the event and I really hope I would have the opportunity to drop by again in future.


Kantan Hotplate : More info
Kajang is well known for their Satay. What if, I tell you there have something worth to dine other than Satay? But if you really crave for Kajang Satay, they do sell too. So, where to dine in Kajang? I would recommend  Restoran Kantan Hotplate.

Recently we were invited by an old school singer, Amir Pearl. He invited us to try his new restaurant known as  Kantan Hotplate. Well, he just runs this restaurant for 23 days. They served West Asia cuisine. A combination of Western and Cuisine.

Personally, I give 5/10 for their Asian food and 7/10 for their Western food.

Pudding Recipe – Yeo’s laici pudding

Every time when it comes to Ramadhan, preparing dessert has been always my task. Ever since I came to Kuala Lumpur to further my studies, I spent most of my Ramadhan in Kuala Lumpur.

However, as a tradition, the first day of Ramadhan is important for me to celebrate at my hometown, Johor Bharu. I’m a dessert person and if there has one dessert that I always prepare for my family, the answer is of course Puding Laici. Well, it’s just a simple dessert that I always prepare for my family. The reason why I use Yeo’s Laici as the main ingredient because my family and I totally trust the brand due to their goodness & Halalness

10gm/1 packet of jelly (any color)
5 cups of water
8 spoons of sugar
1 can of condensed milk
1 box of Yeo’s of lychee
1 can of lychee (for the fruit)
1. Cook the jelly with water until boiling.
2. Put in sugar and wait until it’s boiling.
3. Switch off the stove and put in lychee and condensed milk.
4. Put in the Pudding cup and keep in the fridge.
5. Ready for the serve.
“Ramadan is a month filled with practices such noble acts both also work in terms of giving to those in need . As a leading food and drink , Yeo Hiap Seng ( Malaysia ) Berhad (“Yeo’s”), intends to continue the activities that generate good virtue Campaign Yeo’s Ceria Ria Beramal Bersama Bintang & Menang Duit Raya Second Season . The campaign features Kaka Azraff, Shukri Yahaya, AG, Heliza Helmi, Feeya Iskandar & Faizdickie in collecting the donations by Yeo’s product purchase . This contribution will be converted into cash and distributed to SIX selected orphanages located in KL & Selangor . Anyone who contributes a chance to win cash with the amount reaching RM58,000 ! Further details , or call 1300-80-2828 www.yeos.com.my

Waste to Energy – Don’t simply dump your waste

For those who don’t know, I do run studio rental White Studio Project and one of the thing that we offer is bar. We do provide beverage can, bottle, etc. So, most of the time our customer will simply throw their waste in our dustbin.
Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste. WtE is a form of energy recovery. Most WtE processes produce electricity and/or heat directly through combustion, or produce a combustible fuel commodity, such as methane, methanol, ethanol or synthetic fuels.
For those who might don’t aware yet, Malaysia already has numerous waste-to-energy (WTE)  facility to process solid waste and generate electricity. How cool is that?
Do check out http://www.kpkt.gov.my for more information.
I always told my colleague that it is important to split the waste before we throw it to the disposal area. Most of the time, I will give waste that can be recycle such as paper and bottle to the cleaner so that they can make some extra cash.
Do check out http://www.kpkt.gov.my for more information.

New Malaysia Driving License Renewal (Ready less in 10 minutes) – Fees, How and Where to renew?

Last month, I went to the KLCC Post Office to renew my license. I was quite surprised. The services were very efficient. I get my new driving license within less than 10 minutes. Good job.

Tips: Keep your old driving  license. Use it whenever you have to give your drivers license to the security guard. In that case, your driving license will maintain new.

How to renew your driving license?
•  Go to your nearest JPJ branch / Post office (http://www.jpj.gov.my/hubungi-kami / http://www.pos.com.my/post-offices/outlet-locations/?pos-malaysia-outlets)
•  Get your Q Number for the counter
•  Present your IC, indicates renewal durations (1/ 2/ 5 years).
•  Make an immediate payment at the counter.
•  They will issue a slip -do submit the slip to the respective counter.
•  Wait for your name to be called
•  Your new driving license will be ready in 10 minutes.

How much?
•  RM30/year.

Where to renew?
•  JPJ branch (http://www.jpj.gov.my/hubungi-kami)
•  Post office (http://www.pos.com.my/post-offices/outlet-locations/?pos-malaysia-outlets)

What to bring?
•  Malaysia ID (IC)
•  Cash

Hiring Non-Local Worker for Labor Work? – For a business startup

In labor industry, there’s a lot of ways to cut cost. One of them is through the manpower. My colleagues and I decided to hire Indonesian workers after we did a lot of discussion with some of the biggest players in the industry.
As a startup, there have few benefits that we get by hiring foreign worker such as Indonesian and Bangladesh worker. However, I do prefer Indonesian worker compare than Bangladesh worker due to communication barriers and talent.
I live in Jakarta for a few months before and for me, Indonesian worker is promising. However, we allocate one local worker as supervisor to monitor and make sure everything went smoothly.
We hired Indonesian worker for the laborious work. It is twice cheaper and efficient compared than local workers.
Some of the benefit that we get by hiring foreign worker compare than local worker (labor work):
  • Low pay. Roughly RM1000/per month compare than RM2000/month for local worker.
  • Attitude: Based on my experience, Indonesian worker is work harder compare than local worker when it comes to labor work. Usually, they do not have other activity after working hours. So, they can have a good rest at night.
  • No extra allowance. We just have to provide accommodation and sometimes we treat them lunch. Basic documentation such as  insurance, medical card and visa are covered by the agency. 

For those who are looking for the foreign workers, you may want to visit this portal, HERE!

Why Blogger Need Digital Profile & How to Create it? – Digital profile for the client

I receive a lot of request & feedback regarding the importance and how to make your’s.

Just in case if you don’t know, I have my own Digital Profile for my PR friends/clients. Usually I will send to PR or Company who required my social media services. I will update once a month such as stats, media exposure, etc. Do let me know if you need my digital profile.

Why blogger need a digital profile?
With a simple understanding of branding yourself, It is important to let people know who you are and what exactly you did. Clients also want to know what is your reach and who are your audience based on your stats.

To complete the missing puzzle, preparing your own Social Media Digital Profile is the answer.

Please take note: This is from my own perspective. Some of you might don’t agree with me.

Why Digital Profile is important?
Access to your internet profiles mean that your story is being told digitally. As a blogger myself, I often meet up with a lot of people during the event. Usually this is when you start to create a networking and “sell yourself”. Usually I will exchange my name card with PR and if they interested with your write up or your attitude, they will definitely drop you an email if they have upcoming project. From there you can start to send them your digital profile.

First impressions do count?
Everyone has a different perspective when it comes to online profile or I call it as Digital Profile. For me, it is an opportunity to tell your story the way you want it told. It is an asset to build your personal and professional brand. My productions house marketing is 90% based on social media.

Benefit of Digital profile?
There’s a lot of benefit you can gain and the most obvious is the opportunity. I must admit that some of you are well known among your client or blogger community. However, not everyone knows what exactly you do or what do you blog about. You can grab this opportunity to tell people about your strengths and downplays those other areas that may not be so strong.

There’s no right or wrong on how to create your own digital profile. For me, I prefer something professional. These are some of the examples of what I put in my digital profile (I have more than 10 pages). 
How to create my own digital profile?
There’s a lot of ways and these are just an example.
• About yourself. Personal details and a quick brief about your background, your passion, etc. Please include your photo so that the PR can recognize you.
• What is your blog all about? A quick brief about your blog. What do you write, what is your blog niche, what drive you to blog, etc.
• Media exposure / achievement: Add on on your digital profile if you have any. This is one of the ways to make you stand out compare than other.
• Stats: The best way is to screenshot your detail such as your google analytic, total friends / follower on social media (Facebook, Fan page, Instagram, Twitter, Google plus etc.)
• Contact: Don’t forget to add on your contact detail and social media link for client references.
You may want to contact me if you have any inquiries.

Unlimited Calls while Traveling Abroad

So right now I’m in the middle of packing my luggage for Sumatera trip (will be leaving in 2-3 hours time) and I want to share with you how you can make unlimited calls while traveling abroad with minimal and affordable flat rate.
I have been travelling a lot and I have to stay in touch with my colleagues and clients in Malaysia. For those who follow me on my social media, they should know that I always go for Flexiroam whenever I have to travel abroad. Well, the first time I used their services was back in 2012 when I had my first 16 days Indonesia trip.
You have one loyal customer over here. Keep it up you good services!

Basically it’s very simple. Just get a local sim card and follow the simple instruction and you can maintain your own number. With as low as RM10/day rate (Indonesia), now you can stay connected without worry about your bills. 
Dashboard. You can check out your detail and also earn some credits too. Just drop your email on my comment box and I will share with you some promo code ya.

My latest trip previously saved me RM27.50.
So, do let me know what do you think about their services ya.

Plus Malaysia Hari Raya Toll Discount – Hari raya discount up to 50%

Good news for those who planning to go back for Hari Raya next week. Plus Malaysia is having good promotion for those who travel more than 100KM. As for me, I will be going back to Johor Bahru and my normal toll rate almost up for RM50. With the upcoming campaign, I can simply get up to 50% discount.

Travel period:
13 & 23 July 2015 : 50% discount
14 & 22 July 2015 : 40% discount
15 & 21 July 2015 : 30% discount

Discount will be given to Class 1 Vehicle users.
The rebate is given to those travelling more than 100 kilometres and paying toll electronically on the PLUS highways.

PLUS will be offering toll rebates up to 50 percent to the public paying toll electronically for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays. 

PLUS Malaysia Berhad Managing Director, Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid said, “The toll rebate will be given to Class 1 Vehicle users paying toll electronically on Off-Peak Days on 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 July in conjunction with the Hari Raya. The rebate is given to those travelling more than 100 kilometres on the PLUS highways.” 

According to Noorizah, a 50 percent toll rebate will be given to highway users paying toll electronically via PLUSMiles and Touch ‘n Go card or SmartTAGs on 13 and 23 July. A 40 percent toll rebate will be given to electronic toll paying users on 14 and 22 July. Meanwhile, a 30 percent toll rebate will be given to highway users paying toll electronically on 15 and 21 July. 

The rebate is part of an initiative to distribute the traffic and to encourage the public to travel on Off-Peak Days. It is also an effort to reward the highway users and the public. 

PLUS has also finalised other approaches and strategies to help the public enjoy smoother travel on the highways during the upcoming festive season. This includes the issuance to the Travel Time Advisory (TTA) and others. 

“Details of these initiatives will be issued to the media at a special media briefing and conference,” Noorizah said. 

For details, please contact PLUSLine at 1800 88 0000 or HERE!