Jul 18, 2019

Feeding the farm animals at Audi Dream Farm, Balik Pulau

We found out about Audi Dream Farm months ago when I saw some friends postings on going there but then, we forgot about the place until recently so we decided to take the kids there since Balqis had been bugging us to take her to the zoo. FYI, Penang tak ada zoo ye. So, Taiping is the nearest and we just been there last few months too.

Audi Dream Farm is located in Sungai Rusa, Balik Pulau, Penang. Just Waze "Audi Dream Farm" and it will take you there straight away.

Jul 10, 2019

Penang Sentral, the newly opened transportation hub in Penang

Remember last time when I blogged about our little outing taking the train to Butterworth and hanging out at Penang Sentral? Well, I did not mentioned much about Penang Sentral because I think it deserves a post on its own.

Penang Sentral is the new hub for all transportation and transits in Butterworth - KTM station, bus station, jetty for ferry and of cos, taxis. In addition to the convenience of public transportation, Penang Sentral offers several facilities and services to enhance the traveler's experience while in transit. 


Jul 8, 2019

Taiwan Halal and Bubble Tea Products Sharing and Cooking Demo by Chef Nurilkarim

Halal bubble tea? That’s right! The ever-popular bubble tea from Taiwan is made using halal raw material which makes it the ideal beverage for Muslim in Malaysia and beyond.

One of the activity during the Taiwan Expo 2019 is the Taiwan Halal and Bubbles Tea Products Sharing Session which was held on the second day of the expo, 6 July 2019.

With the Penang government actively developing its halal industry, there are plenty of business opportunities between Taiwanese halal products manufacturers and Malaysian businesses waiting to be explored. Taiwanese halal products are highly regarded for the high-quality production and attractive packaging, and the products on display at this year’s expo include many halal food and beverage items, halal beauty products and halal agricultural products.

Jul 7, 2019

Witnessing awesome Taiwan products and services at the Taiwan Expo 2019

After attended the Industry 4.0: Smart Factory Solution seminar, I went to the Taiwan Expo at the Ballroom of Setia SPICE Convention Centre to witness the awesomeness the Taiwanese brought to Penang.

Based on Taiwanese government’s flagship programs and prospective areas, the Taiwan Expo presents and share Taiwan’s experience in various industries.

There were different pavilion with different theme showcasing Taiwan finest products and services including Taiwan Excellence Pavilion, Taiwan Tourism Pavilion, Taiwan Halal & Bubble Tea Pavilion, Taiwan Beauty Pavilion and Taipei Your Partner Pavilion.



Jul 6, 2019

Industry 4.0: Smart Factory Solution Seminar by Taiwan Excellence, Taiwan Expo 2019

During the Taiwan Expo 2019 that was held in Setia SPICE Convention Centre on 5th to 6th July 2019, I managed to attend one of the seminar organised by the Taiwan Excellence, the "Industry 4.0: SMart Factory Solution" seminar, which also in conjunction with the existing products on display.

The seminar objective is to share Taiwanese experience in this area with Malaysian counterparts.

Speakers include representatives from renowned Industry 4.0 manufacturers Advantech, Hiwin and Nexcom as they touched on topics of co- creation models, smart machinery and their Internet of Things. The seminar was well received by the Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Penang Foundry & Engineering Industries Association (PENFEIA).

Jul 4, 2019

Ruang kerja menarik di The Venture co-working space, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Bekerja dengan permandangan laut yang saujana mata memandang? Mesti lah nak, kan! The Venture co-working space yang terletak di Tanjung Point merupakan ruang bekerja yang pertama dengan pemandangan laut di Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang.

The Venture menawarkan pelbagai pakej menarik untuk memenuhi keperluan anda, termasuk 'digital nomads' pada harga RM 20 sehari dan pas pelajar pada hanya RM15 sehari, dengan akses internet berkelajuan tinggi, kopi, teh & snek dan utiliti percuma.

Perkhidmatan lain menawarkan alamat perniagaan, pengendalian mel, pencetakan dan pengimbasan. The Venture juga menyediakan ruang untuk mesyuarat dan ruang acara.

Jun 26, 2019

Produk K-beauty terbaru dari Althea A'Bloom

Got myself my very first Althea Korea products and it's the A'Bloom collection yeayyy! Excited sangat bila parcel ni sampai sebab dah baca ramai yang review barang Althea ni memang elok so nak juga lah merasa kan. And sebab sejak-sejak ada anak memang jarang sangat give attention to diri sendiri, ni anak kedua pun dah besar sikit, nak lah memanjakan diri sendiri balik kan. Asyik manjakan anak je hehe. 


Parcel ni sampai few days before raya hari tu. Tapi baru hari ni sempat nak update kat blog sebab (konon-konon) busy dengan raya hari tu. First sekali masa unboxing (which lupa ambik video sad!), surprise dengan packaging kotak dia. It's a Hari Raya themed box, okay. Rasa teruja sangat sebab Althea Korea took the initiative to make it personal as masa tu dah raya season. Love sangat, kan? Memang confirm akan simpan lah kotak tu. Dah lah memang sejenis hoarder hahaha.


A'Bloom adalah jenama terbaru dari Althea Korea yang menjanjikan untuk membawa kegembiraan kepada rutin kecantikan anda. Dengan konsep yang cute, unik dan berwarna-warni, A'Bloom ingin menjadikan rutin kecantikan sesuatu yang menyeronokkan. A'bloom direka untuk menyampaikan produk kecantikan K-beauty dengan segar, cepat dan funky!


So dalam kotak tu ada beberapa barang iaitu set A'Bloom Mask Sheet set, A'Bloom BHA Blackhead Blaster dan A'Bloom Giant & Baby Meringe Puffs. Jom tengok barang-barang tu, jom!


Althea Korea KBeauty Abloom Set Face Mask BHA Blackhead Blaster Meringue Puff

Jun 20, 2019

Taiwan Expo 2019 bakal berlangsung di SPICE Arena, Pulau Pinang

Taiwan Expo 2019 akan berlangsung pada 5 dan 6 Julai di Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Pulau Pinang dari 10am ke 6pm. Kemasukan adalah percuma. Pameran ini mempunyai 6 kategori utama yang disesuaikan untuk pelan pembangunan Pulau Pinang dan mengukuhkan hubungan di antara Malaysia dan Taiwan, termasuk Bandar Pintar & Industri 4.0, Teknologi Hijau, Perubatan, Produk Halal, Gaya Hidup dan Pelancongan. 

Taiwan Expo 2019 akan disertai lebih daripada 100 pengilang di 110 gerai pameran. Selaras dengan usaha kerajaan Malaysia untuk menggalakkan perkembangan bandar pintar, Taiwan Smart City Pavilion akan menampilkan pelbagai solusi lengkap integrasi peralatan dan perisian; Excellent Taiwan’s Export Processing Zones akan membawa teknologi air terkini untuk rumah dan industri, termasuk pengisi automatik, mesin pengedap, panduan gergaji rantai dan lain-lain pengeluar peralatan tulen (OEM) untuk industri makanan.


Taiwan Expo 2019 Malaysia Setia SPICE Penang

May 31, 2019

Buka Puasa di Adam's Kitchen Coffee and Grill, Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam

Adam's Kitchen ni terletak di Bandar Perda, Penang, dekat dgn Restoran Kapitan Perda. Kedai ni actually dah lama nampak tapi tak pernah try. Setiap kali pergi makan kat Restoran Kapitan, Nash Bistro atau Kedai Nasi Arab Hadramawt kat sana, mesti cakap lain kali nak try makan kat Adam's Kitchen. Bulan ganti tahun, tak pergi-pergi pun jugak.


So hari tu, the in-laws family plan nak berbuka kat luar sambil sambut belated birthday Ayah dan advance birthday Ibu. Diorang suggest nak makan kat Adam's Kitchen, so setuju je lah sebab memang teringin nak cuba.


Adams Kitchen Coffee Grill Bandar Perda Pulau Pinang Penang Western Food

May 28, 2019

Pelbagai tempat makan dan rehat baru di R&R Juru Arah Selatan, Pulau Pinang

Kalau sebelum ni, perjalanan dari utara ke selatan melalui Lebuhraya Utara Selatan tak banyak kawasan rehat yang agak besar di belah utara. Jadi semua tempat makan, tempat solat, tandas agak sesak. Kalau yang keluar exit bawah sikit, dah banyak juga pilihan tempat rehat seperti di R&R Gunung Semanggol (Bukit Merah), R&R Sungai Perak atau R&R Tapah.


Tapi lepas kawasan baru dibuka di Pusat Perniagaan Setia Sentral di R&R Juru (arah selatan), lepas ni lebih mudah dan selesa lah para musafir nak isi perut, beli bekalan atau berehat seketika sebelum menyambung perjalanan tu. 


Kalau travel dari utara ke selatan lepas ni, boleh lah singgah tempat-tempat makan baru di R&R Juru Arah Selatan ni, selain gerai makanan R&R yang sedia ada. 


Ada sesetengah premis ini menyediakan kemudahan seperti surau, indoor playground kanak-kanak dan wifi percuma untuk keselesaan pelanggan. Dan hampir kesemua menyediakan perkhidmatan pandu-lalu.


Mcdonalds mccafe surau

May 15, 2019

Tambang murah ke Seoul dengan Cathay Pacific

Hari tu duduk mengemas rumah, ternampak lah buku Little Pilot Logbook & Travelogue Diary Balqis ni dan photobook-photobook travel Balqis. Mummy pun belek punya belek. Sikit punya lama lah tak berjalan jauh rupanya. Kalau Balqis dulu umur 8 bulan dah start merasa naik kapal terbang (walaupun naik dari Penang turun Langkawi je haha), Bilal belum ada rezeki lagi nak bawak berjalan dengan aeroplane.


Lepas tu mula lah membayang-bayangkan, kalau la ada rezeki nak pergi jalan-jalan... nak pergi mana ya?



May 10, 2019

Taiping Zoo, Ansari Famous Cendol and Mee Udang Mak Jah

We went to Taiping the last weekend before Ramadhan. Balqis had been asking us to bring her to hotel. She basically imagine to get to go to "hotel Terengganu" again because obviously she had so much fun when we were there. Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu has a fun slide and pool with views and a private beach for some sand play.

So anyway, since we obviously won't make a trip to Kuala Terengganu again in near future, we make a rather impromptu plan two days trip to Taiping as it is one of the nearest city and has some fun place for kids too.

We started our journey on Saturay morning to Taiping by car. The travel took around 40 minutes only from our home. We went straight to the Zoo Taiping as it was one of our main agenda for the trip.

May 3, 2019

Labour Day Outing, KTM Komuter Northern Sector and Penang Sentral

I was reminiscing the good old study days when I took the KTM train back to Kuala Lumpur with the bed coach and all. I really think that the new ETS should just be an additional option, not to fully replace the old train. I've always wanted to bring my kids to experience the life I had before. Sad. Anyway, can you believe I have never try the ETS? The young and adventurous me might have taken the ETS for hundreds of time by now. But taking the ETS back to Kuala Lumpur is not really a good option for us since we would need a car (with safety seats) to go around town when we were there. Hence it's always best that we just drive back home.


The night before Labor day public holiday, I asked husband if he wants to bring the kids to try the KTM Komuter Northern Sector (Komuter Utara) the next day since we did not have anything planned. I knew Balqis would really love a train ride, and I wanted to give it a try too. We've never tried the KTM Komuter Utara. (Like there's so many difference with KL train kan haha). So we decided to bring the kids outing, taking the train to Butterworth and might as well visit the (not so) newly opened Penang Sentral.


mbb ktm komuter utara bukit mertajam butterworth

Apr 30, 2019

Buka Puasa with Ramadhan Buffet Dinner at Taste Cafe, G Hotel Gurney, Penang

Taste Cafe in G Hotel Gurney features a lavishing buka puasa spread with athentic local Malay cuisines and a twist on western delights. Taste Cafe Ramadhan menus will be on daily rotation to ensure that there are many varieties to satisfy the guests. The highlight for the buffet spread is all about Roast and Grill, whereby the chefs will be preparing the food in the live action stalls at the alfresco area which gives the vibe of being in an exciting Ramadhan bazaar.


Ramadan Buffet Penang

Apr 11, 2019

Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) 2019 is here!

The Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) is back again this year!

The PIFF is an annual event festival held in Penang to promote the state as the food paradise of Asia. PIFF is designed with food lover in mind. Their hard work and efforts is to bring the world-class food festivals through major vents, mini festivals, food trains, competitions, dining experience and sharing sessions.

The events will take place at unique locations such as local market, narrow back lanes, aboard the Penang famous ferry, an old bus depot and other distinctive venues. They promise a journey to discover the sizzling unique sights, tastes, sounds and aroma Penang has to offer.

Penang International Food Festival 2019 (PIFF 2019) will be held from 13 Apri 2019 to 28 April 2019.


Apr 5, 2019

Penang Science Cluster @ Heritage, Georgetown, Penang

Penang Science Cluster (PSC) @ Heritage is located at at the Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Georgetown, Penang. It was launched on 5 December 2015.


PSC is a non-profit organisation with a mission to build a pipeline of talent in by sparking interest in science and technology, creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among the youngsters. PSC inspires students through hands-on, inquiry-based science and technology programs.


penang science cluster heritage georgetown penang

Mar 7, 2019

I'm a dōTERRA wellness advocate!

A few friends approached me, inviting me to try essential oils (EO) as they thought I'm not using any. Maybe because I've never shared publicly that I actually use EO. I've been using dōTERRA oils for more than 2 years now. Thanks to Eqin for introducing me to dōTERRA.


I'm not against medicine, I still go to clinic when needed. But with EO, it helps reducing minor pain like headache, stomach ache and minor cuts using natural oils. And diffusing makes the room smells good too!


I am not sure why I've never shared about me using essential oils, but since I'm joining the 30-day photo challenge on Instagram, and will be taking A LOT of photo, so yeah, might as well use it for the blog. Hahaha!


doterra malaysia essential oil

Mar 5, 2019

Terlioq Pasta Sandwiches, Kompleks Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich is located at Kompleks Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, just a few stalls away from Nazeerra's Kacang Pool Penang. Well, as other stalls there, the Terlioq Pasta Sandwiches stall is also small and if you see, you might find it biasa-biasa je. And you may also just pass by without wanting to give it a try. But wait till you see the menu, they serve bukan biasa-biasa okay.

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich serves variety of pasta and sandwich, of cos. Owned and cooked by a Muslim, so, halal pasta oh yeah!

Actually, a family member recommended us to try this stall and she said it's their family's favourite whevever in town.

Terlioq Pasta Sandwich Kompleks Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, Penang
The one man show by Chef Zam.

Mar 1, 2019

Fun and educational games by Happy Go KL

Everyday, we will try to find time to spend with the kids before they go to sleep, not matter how late Daddy comes back from work. Sometimes we play train and tracks, sometime we play with blocks.

And of course, one of Balqis' favorite is playing this Lizards and Ladders board game by Happy Go KL - All About Kuala Lumpur for Families. I like that the game comes with beautiful theme of Malaysian rainforest.


happy go KL board games lizards and ladders

Feb 28, 2019

The Table Penang, Lebuh Carnavon, Georgetown

I've been stalking The Table Penang Facebook and Instagram for quite some times and been asking husband to bring me there. But since it is located at Lebuh Carnavon, which is really in the middle of the town with very limited car park area, and only open at night, we have never had a chance to pay a visit.

The Table Penang which is located at 27, Lebuh Carnavon, is a small cafe just before the junction. Is is in a walking distance from Masjid Kapitan Keling. The cafe is one of the few halal cafes serving western food and coffee in Georgetown.


So anyway, a few months back, we finally got to go to The Table Penang yayy! And yes, we have to make few rounds to find a place to park the car and finally got to park near the diner, after I almost give up and tell husband to just go home if we could not find a car park lol.

the table penang, georgetown halal cafe, western food, burger, pasta and coffee

Feb 27, 2019

Post Analisis TV Al-Hijrah Isu Doula: Prof Imelda vs Doula Hayati

Isu debat doula tak habis-habis lalu lagi kat timeline Facebook sampai hari ni.


Biasalah, masing-masing mesti backup pilihan masing-masing. Tak kira mana betul mana salah.


Team Prof Imelda: Bagus Prof. Kak Yatt tu kaki putar etc. Prof Imelda the best.


Team Doula: TV tak adil, patut pilih doula yg tak kontrovesi. Ada doula lain lebih layak mewakili doula-doula di Malaysia ni.




Here's what I think. (Saja nak jump onthe bandwagon comment pasal ni juga hehe)

Feb 21, 2019

Penang Digital Library Phase 1 and Phase 2, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Georgetown

Penang Digital Library is located at No. 135 Jalan Masjid Negeri, George Town, Penang, on the grounds of Penang Free School. The Penang Digital Library is a project supported by the Penang State Government. It was made possible through the collaboration from various companies including Keysight Technologies, Eastern & Oriental Group (E&O) and TIME dotCom.


The Phase 1 building was lauched back in October 2016. Penang Digital Library Phase 1 opens 24 hours daily. 


However, it could hardly accommodate 80 people and was always crowded. That was why former chief minister Lim Guan Eng came up with the idea for Phase 2, which has seating for more than 500 people.



Jan 29, 2019

Really tall and long shelf at BookXcess in Gurney Paragon, Penang

So, have you heard about the newly opened book store with a really tall and long shelf?

It's the well know parent of the great Big Bad Wolf book sales, the BookXcess Bookstore now opened in Gurney Paragon mall, Penang!

Located at Level 7 and 8 of Gurney Paragon Mall, this is their 8th outlet and the first store out of the central region! The book store covers over 26 000 sq ft with countless numbers of shelves.


It is also an insta-worthy bookstore, trust me. Too bad I was too occupied with the kids that I did not get the chance to get myself captured for insta purpose lol.

bookxcess gurney paragon mall penang book xcess bookstore

Jan 18, 2019

Natural baby products by Chomel Baby

After I read about the negative sides of parabens, I have been switching more to natural products than I was before, especially when it comes to my babies' product. Unfortunately parabens are everywhere, in most commercial products. They can be found in all soaps, body washes, shampoos, and moisturizers.

I first heard of Chomel Baby products when Babydash.com agreed to sponsor for our International Babywearing Event last October and one of the items they gave was Chomel Baby Breast Pump and Bottle Cleanser.

And now I got the chance to try their baby Head to Toe Wash, Daily Lotion and Baby Wipes.

chomel baby daily lotion head to toe shower wash wet tissue no sls natural no paraben

Jan 11, 2019

City Walk 2019 In conjunction with City Day

We woke up early on New Year morning to join the other Penangites for the City Walk 2019. City Walk is an annual event organized by Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang in conjunction with City Day. This City Walk is me and husband's third time (after 2014 and 2017), Balqis' second time and of course the first one for Bilal.

What I like about the City Walk is that not like other walk where you just walk for few kilometres to get the medal. One of this walk objective is to let you know more about Penang generally.


Each participants will be given a passport with five Penang attractions or historical places, and you will get a sticker (previous ones were stamped) when you reach the places.


penang city walk city day 2019

Jan 9, 2019

#snippetsofmylife : Mummy kena marah

Balik sekolah tadi Balqis excited nak tunjuk kat Mummy craft dia buat hari ni. Mummy bising lah suruh cepat duduk kat car seat sbb ada kereta parent lain tunggu kat belakang.

M: Nanti kalau car tu marah Mummy macam mana?
B: Car tu tak ada mulut dengan mata, mana boleh marah Mummy.
M: Nanti org dalam tu, Mama HS marah Mummy nanti.
B: Tu bukan Mama, tu Papa HS yang ambil HS balik.
M: Ok lah, nanti Papa HS marah Mummy nanti macam mana?
B: Tapi Papa HS tu kan dalam car.
M: Nanti kalau Papa HS turun car nanti marah Mummy.
B: Tapi Mummy kan dalam car.
M: Nanti Papa HS tu ketuk kat sini nanti (cermin tingkap).

Sebelum Balqis sempat jawab, Mummy terus kuatkan volume speaker dan biar dia distracted dgn Super Wings nya.

💆🏻

Jan 7, 2019

DIY Kids Art & Craft at Craftomon's, MyTown Kuala Lumpur

Craftomon's by Open Playschool is a children activity store in MyTown shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur. The Craftomon's store is located at Level 1, in front of the escalator near link bridge to IKEA.

We stumbled upon this store while we were there and Balqis requested to do some painting. There are a lot of art and craft activities to do there.  Some of the DIY arts and craft things that you may purchase to bring home, or do it there at the store are key-chain, fridge magnet, coin banks, photo frames and many more.

Of course we like this store. Even though both of us are from science background, we always encourage Balqis to do arts & crafts. And she herself likes to do all those painting, cutting, doodling.

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