Sunday, March 30, 2014

Events: Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival 2013

I have been visiting Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival for few times. The beauty of the flora and fauna, special flower decoration, international garden, awards winning flower arrangement, floating decoration boat display, fireworks and beautiful landscaping display by various of organization makes the event a must visited place. 

However this year i got invited to visit the Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival 2013 in different approach.... become a one day visitor on decorating floating boat..... hm... new experience. I take the chance and i join in the Langkawi Boat Floating boat.

All the floating boat will be park all around putrajaya lake.... All divided to few section and time to travel from the parking boat to the display area is around 45 minute.......


Here is the different view i have compare normal years. 

All Boat Parking in front main stage..

Fireworks started..

All go back.......

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rental for eight shophouses in Sungai Siput goes up by 1,000%

Rental for eight shophouses in Sungai Siput goes up by 1,000%

Some of the tenants relating their plight to Soh. (right)
Some of the tenants relating their plight to Soh. (right)
FOR over 70 years, ground tenants of eight shophouses in Sungai Siput have been paying a minimal fee to the landlord but with a new ownership, the rental increased up to a whopping 1,000%.

The tenants, who have been occupying the row of shophouses along Jalan Lintang since the time of their forefathers, two-months ago received notices from the owner telling them about the increase between RM400 and RM600 monthly from the current RM40.

To make matters worse, the representative of the landowner had placed for rent notices on the front door of the three out of the eight unoccupied shops.

Chong See Mooi, 77, who is one of the three ground tenants who closed her sundry shop five years ago, was left in a dilemma after she was informed about the matter.

She said her children were no longer interested in running the business, and therefore she had decided to close the shop.

“But we have invested so much to set up the shop, so how can the landowner just increase the rental, and without informing me put up the notice.

“Not only that, the person had also placed a padlock on the door. This is just too much,” she said.
M. Sugumar, 53, who runs a provision shop, said he was not aware of the increase in rental until his neighbours told him.

He said both his grandfather and father had put up the building on the piece of land with great effort.
“In the earlier days, the rental used to be RM5 and gradually went up to RM40, but the news of the drastic increase in the rental has shocked all of us.

“We barely make any profits, so how are we supposed to pay such high rental,” he questioned.
Another ground tenant affected is the Jalong DAP branch office.

Its current chairman Choo Sung Choy, 65, said for the past six years he had been taking care of the office.
“The agent who approached us said the new rental will be RM600, but after some of us got angry, he said the rental can be brought down to RM400,” he added.

Two police reports have so far been lodged over the matter.

Eight affected ground tenants at a row of shophouses at Jalan Lintang are fuming mad with the new landlord for increasing the monthly rental to RM400.
Eight affected ground tenants at a row of shophouses at Jalan Lintang are fuming mad with the new landlord for increasing the monthly rental to RM400. 
The disgruntled tenants then approached Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), as their negotiations with the representative reached a deadlock.

PSM Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj’s personal assistant Soh Sook Hwa said the ground tenants have been staying at the location for many years.

She believed that there was a new landlord who decided to increase the rental.
Soh said the landlord’s act of pasting “for rent” notices and installing padlocks at the unoccupied lots was not legal. 

K.K. Leong, the director of Wang Seri Industries Sdn Bhd, which had acquired the land back in 2008 from the previous owner said from the time the company acquired the land until today, not a single sen was collected from the tenants.

However, he said only recently the shareholders of the company had held a meeting, and that the matter of no income coming in from the piece of land was discussed.

He said the company had to pay quit rent, maintain the area, service the bank loan and interest, and therefore he said it was only right to collect a reasonable rental from the tenants.

“Initially, when our representative went to meet them, we asked them for RM600 in rental, but they said it was high, and we then kept it within the RM350 and RM400 range.

“Two out of the eight tenants had signed a tenancy agreement but some of the other occupants do not want to pay at all,” he claimed.

On the three empty lots, Leong said when the company’s representative went to check the building, it was in a dilapidated condition, and for safety reasons the place was then locked up.
Notice posted: Soh showing the notices by the landowner on the increase in rental.
Notice posted: Soh showing the notices by the landowner on the increase in rental. 
He said buildings without approval from the local authorities were deemed illegal, and that he he did not think the buildings put up on the land had any approval.

Leong said that the tenants were from the lower income group and therefore the company was not being harsh on them.

“We are willing to have a dialogue session with the tenants to reach a win-win situation,” he said.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Food : Foodlover Cafe Happy Mansion Petaling Jaya

Food Lover Cafe,
AG-5 Block A,  Happy Mansion,
Jalan 17/13, Section 17,  Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7497 3636,
 Business hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11.00am to 10.00pm;
closed on Mondays.


GPS: 3°07'26.8"N 101°38'04.5"E

1. For Petaling Jaya outsider, looking for this restaurant is really challenging

2. Don't look for mansion!!!! Haha...i'm driving circling around the area for almost 10 minute couldn't see any bungalow or the "mansion" building!

3. Its actually under few block of apartment and the area named happy mansion apartment!

4. Even after you go into the apartment area, you still could miss this place as each block of apartment got mini restaurant and most of them is very famous also... remember Block A

5. Foodlover cafe is not really a cafe, its have very very nice food for lunch or dinner

6. We are having gathering at this place and most of the dishes we ordered are delicious.

7. Price is fantastically reasonable!

***Noticed the menu are updating from time to time

Food : Melaka Satay Celup Ban Lee Siang

Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
45-E Jalan Ong Kim Wee
Tel: 06-284 1935 / 012-651 5322
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 5pm to midnight, Fridays and weekends from 4pm to 12 midnight 
GPS:  N2 12.144 E102 14.627

1. One the best recognize Satay Celup in Melaka.
2. Although not as famous as Satay Celup Capitol, Its one of the oldest satay celup in Melaka
3. There are 2 shop with same name. Side by Side
4. No Need to know who is the actual... Both also same one.

Food : Melaka Back Alley Cockles @off Jalan Bunga Raya, Malacca

Tong Bee’s Cockles Stall
Off Jalan Bunga Raya Lane, Melaka
GPS : N2 11.990 E102 15.110
Open from: 7.30pm onwards 

**Don't Come before 730pm!!!
** Also don't come after 1130pm or 1200am!!!

To find this place is a quiet challenging task. Most people have no problem to find Melaka best Satay Celup and Chicken Rice. However to get to this place is really need patient.

1. Look for this Shop "Madam King's" 

 2. Beside the shop got this back lane. This is the entrance to the hidden food

3. Go inside and will see lots of people lot of smoke