Friday, 25 October 2019

#MakanReview : Dayang Sarawak Corner Cafe, Putrajaya

There are 5 branches of Dayang Sarawak that I know of; Sg Besi (food court), KL Sentral (food court), Putrajaya, Setapak and Ampang. We visited the Putrajaya branch last Sunday. The place was quite big, with a lot of seats still, it was packed! We have high hopes, after reading all the reviews. The service is quite fast considering how packed the place was. Packing was a bit tricky, though. We ordered mee kolok, laksa Sarawak and ABC.

Mee Kolok Campur, RM8.00
Since we couldn't decide between chicken and beef, we took the mixed mee kolok. Admittedly, they charge a little bit on the high side for a small bowl. tho you can opt for the upsize version at RM10.00. Frankly speaking, I'm not a fan. Will skip this the next time we visited. 

Laksa Sarawak, RM8.00
Their Laksa Sarawak fare better with me. Again, the portion is a bit small. I would say, the taste is okay as I've had a rather mind-blowing experience with Laksa Sarawak at Restoran Raff, Labuan. [They had the best Laksa Sarawak!! I've blogged about it here].

ABC, RM5.50
All in all, I foresee that I'll visit them again to try their other top rated dish such as mee jawa, nasi kukus and chicken wing.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

#MakanReview : Canton Village, Bukit Beruntong

Before I start, let me share this first. I came here because I once saw a glowing recommendation on internet, can't remember where but this place has been in my 'to try' list ever since. So below are some of the other reviews I've found.  

We visited the place last weekend. It was EMPTY without a single soul in sight 😂

Parking can a be a little tricky, be warned. 

We ordered the famed signature duck egg char kuey tiaw, duck rice and chee cheong fun. 

Chee Cheong Fun, RM7.90

So, the chee cheong fun served here is basically half a packet of raw kuey tiaw, drizzled with sauce, sesame seed, fried shallot and pickled chilies. That's it! It was so ABSURD!!! 

Duck Rice (Add RM3 for drumstick) - RM16.90 & Signature Duck Egg Char Kuey Tiaw RM11.90

The duck rice. Where should I begin? The roasted duck itself was moist, succulent. But that's about it. Everything else was terrible. The rice reeks of ginger. It was too much. The soup, was very very bland. Like tap water with some oil in it. 😒

Next, the char kuey tiaw. We both agreed that it was a tad too salty. It had a nice wok smell to it but frankly speaking, it was nothing to shout about. I had better char kuey tiaw elsewhere.

And this ladies and gentlemen is why you should not believe all the reviews you read online 😜

Overall rating : 1/5 (just for the roasted duck)
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Monday, 7 October 2019

MBA UiTM : 3rd Semester Pulse Check

So we've juuuuust completed our first module of the semester, Operations Management. I kid you not. We were barely able to breathe!! As soon as we were finished with the final presentation, it felt like a huge rock has been lifted 😵 Such a demanding semester thus far. 

There are 4 subjects for this semester;
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • IT Management; and
  • Applied Business Proposal

The research proposal is to be produced by the end of the semester and Alhamdulillah we've got the supervisor we were aiming for. 

Tuition fees for the semester is RM5,315.

Anxious for the next subject, managerial finance. Previously, more than half of the class taking this subject failed. Gonna put more effort, definitely. 

Till next time!

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

#HotelReview : Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, Kuantan

We celebrated my birthday / wedding anniversary at this beautiful place. They had just re-opened early this year after an extensive refurbishment. 

Here are some of the pictures from Hyatt's website. 

The pictures are exactly how it is!! 

There are 3 pools; 2 for adults and 1 for children. 

Though the beach is right in front of the hotel, it's not closed off to the public. But, the entire time we were there it was never crowded! It's the same beach as Telok Cempedak fyi. 

The location is perfect since it's near many many eateries. 

We had this waiting in our room. 

One of the pool
During our morning stroll by the beach
The staffs were courteous, the building was new, abundance of Astro channels 😂, awesome view, clean beach, strong water pressure. Most of my boxes are ticked. 

My Overall Rating : 4.8/5
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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fukuoka & Beppu : Budget Breakdown

Flight Ticket : RM330 per person (+ additional baggage, in-flight meal and seat allocation)

Travel insurance : RM30 per person (AXA)

Klook Pocket Wifi : RM70

Accommodation : RM1,200
  • Beppu - Beppu Daitii  RM480
  • Fukuoka - Airbnb RM720

Transportation (RM1,310)
  • Highway Bus to Beppu - RM250
  • 2 days Beppu bus pass - RM190 
  • Sonic train to Fukuoka - RM520
  • 2 days Fukuoka bus pass - RM130 
  • Taxi in Japan - RM120
  • Bus in Japan - RM25
  • ERL - RM40
  • Parking at Putrajaya Sentral - RM35

Food : RM1,000
  • Kombini / vending machine : RM200
  • Ittoryu Ramen - RM50
  • Jidoriya - RM100
  • Siesta Vegetarian Cafe - RM80
  • Dessert at Yufuin Street - RM60
  • Hakata Toyo Ichi Sushi - RM130
  • Gram Souffle Pancake - RM60
  • Luke Lobster - RM130
  • Motsunabe Halal Kiwamiya - RM200

Activity : RM380
  • Entrance Fee to Hells of Beppu - RM90
  • Private Onsen - RM90
  • Beppu Ropeway - RM110
  • Fukuoka Tower - RM90

The great thing about Japan is, there are a lot of interesting free activities for you to do. Even if there is entrance fee, they are fairly affordable.

The bulk of our expenses were spent on accommodation, transport and food. I think for such an 'expensive country', spending RM1,000 on food for 5 days is justified. That comes down to RM100 per day, per person. And with all the good food that we've had, I really really have no complaints!

Total : RM4,610 [RM2,300 per pax] not including shopping (I bought a lot of skincare and makeup).

Of course, the budget would depends on your choices of flight, food and accommodation.

Really, rezeki sangat dapat return ticket priced at RM230 (base price). To Japan, no less.
So that's the end of our Fukuoka Beppu trip.

Would I want to visit em again? Yes!! Especially Yufuin. Will stay longer in Yufuin next time and maybe during winter?

One day, insyaAllah. 
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