Saturday, January 29, 2011

                                       Gunabalan & Family wishes all our Loved ones,
                                           supporters,  associate; friends, good fellows;
                                                       readers, concerned parties a 
                                          Happy and prosperous Chinese New Year 2011 !

                               May you always receive the blessing of others
                                    The companionship of Good Friends
                                    Be guided through the path of Life with 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Absolute Changes in Store.

Another week has passed us by and here we are well into
 the third week of January 2011.
Thinking back on a few thoughts that popped into my mind recently, I've come to the realization 
that we are treading on fragile grounds here in the dawn of this new year in Malaysia and Asia in
 general as many readers' familiar with my writings will have realized by now. 
Financially, socio-politically and personally these momentous times of change world wide seem almost
incongruously inane here in Melaka; as the common man is still pleasantly unawares of the turmoil 
happening world wide and it's varied implications for our happy future.
For when you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been 
committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. 
(And this is one time that interested people with no connection other than the internet and a thirst for
 knowledge get to fathom the different and various claims and chess moves conducted by sly behind the
veil of power men who are moving the various chess pieces of power sharing and government forming 
moves through implementation of social-political agitation to achieve their individual proxy wars 
desires into motion). 
Personally speaking, this New World Order movement is about the stakes for control and domination of
Nations and is being played out on the international level by PROXY as many old moneyed factions get 
ready and get set to seal the demise of the current financial,governmental and structural paradigms to 
bring about the changes they wish upon the unsuspecting masses.
But of course no blog is ever going to change all that, much less this one ! Life will continue and men will
 adapt....the powerful will dominate and the unknowing will be dominated.

 It is interesting to note though the various chess moves that is being conducted by these power players 
almost in front of our eyes in various places and stratas of societies through the many distinct fields of
specialties ranging from OIL/ GAS players;to the Bond & Futures markets 
(In both commodities and Equity )  and onwards to the Baltic Dry Index movements (Shipping) and it's 
diminishing activities  which resorts governments to enforce policy implementation that sought to limit 
private equity and personal freedom in the name of mutual security and national boundaries. 

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As i stand witness to this tremendous political,financial & societal changes that happen before us and
 combined with the Natural Calamities that Mother Nature is throwing at mankind at these stage, the 
scenario is one of outright disbelief  at how blatant some of these changes are but than it has always been 
said that Truth is stranger Than Fiction and by the way things are panning out this past few weeks,it looks
 like in 2011 we are set for one hell of a ride !

Gunabalan says: I Witness, therefore I Am ?

Monday, January 24, 2011

New South/North Indian restaurant in Bukit Bruang

And now,ladies & gentlemen, allow us to introduce a new offspring of the ever growing list of South Indian Food here in Melaka and Bukit Bruang in particular. 

The Jewelof thePark is a new establishment located in the BB Bazaar in the middle of the main Bukit Bruang artery. I was there recently for lunch and the  ambiance & Service was the first thing that attracts my attention. The simple deco and Balinese paintings adorning the wall brings a semblance of religiosity undertones to this F&B outlet just like the simple Indian Man likes it . Being located very close to the Bukit Bruang Temple is also another plus point for this outlet.
My friend,  Avatar and I had the set lunch meal (of Mutton Masala) meal,with accompanying Tandoori Chic & Punjabi Naan with sambar. 
It was enjoyable.

The butter chicken, naan bread and lassi's are also worth trying! Enjoyed the meal and would return again as reasonably priced and casual dining. 

For beer afficianados there's also the very hard to find (in Melaka,at least)  Kingfisher  Beer which means you'll see me there for dinner very soon!

The Speciality Drink for this lunch I ordered was :Masala Coffee and it came rather gentrified in a white small cup.

The Tandoori Chicken was piping hot when it arrived and together with the minty sauce to dip it in and the large shallots that were included as accompaniment the bill of RM 33.40 nett for 2 pax was indeed worthwhile.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Eating out & Cafes (located in the Old Town)

Melaka Old Town Area: 
Jonker Street; Lrg.Hang Jebat, Heeren street; Kg.Kuli etc.
Let's start your day with my Melaka Just Relax places in the Melaka old town area.
Breakfast or Brunch:

CHENG HO CAFE run by the lovely Myra for All day Breakfast is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the day within the ambient sanctuary of this cafe.
Chop Chung Wah Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball. It has a nice old Coffee Shop environment but without the instant coffee. However, I try to avoid going there during the weekend and school holidays as it’s simply too crowded!
The former CIMB bank, now converted to a dining hall is right smack at the centre of all the activity near the exit of Jonker Street and is well worth your time and money  for the sheer locality of the place. The cafe /pub upstairs known as Pass port is also good avenue to watch the boats and life in this portion of the Malacca River float by!
Limau-Limau Café for bread and Fresh Fruit Juices- 
This café cater for a healthy choice of breakfast selections. In addition, the environment in the café is nice and relaxing. A perfect cozy place for Melaka Just Relax!
Lunch/Tea break:
You can head to Café 1511 for delicious Nyonya Food and at the same time get shelter from the blazing hot sun. You could either enjoy your beer or cold drink while “savouring“ the Peranakan décor or the food in the Café.
Dinner: (7.30pm onwards)

Honky Tonk Haven Café is recommended for a more serene and quiet pub & pub food environment. The front portion of this shop looks dinghy and lonely most times but the secret is to enter in and ask for a seat at the boardwalk out back! I love to unwind myself by “savouring“ the beautiful night scene of Melaka River here as the tranquility of the night is only broken by the occasional traffic noise whilst serenaded by Jazz tunes from the cafe and the soft caressing night breeze.
As for My Rock & Roll Blues Café, located in Melaka Raya (Location near the Ujung pasir police station) it’s a place to rock and roll while enjoying western food!
Night Life in Melaka could be found at Melaka Raya. Some of the notable LOUD places among the youngsters will be Pure Bar and The Cube. This is the place for the youngsters to enjoy themselves.
Out from Melaka Town Area:
If you are more adventurous, head out from the bustling Melaka town towards the Klebang Beach area for more Relaxing localities. At all places from Limbongan right up to Batu 13 (Tanjung Keling Area) there will be numerous pit stops to try delectable Malay Cuisines and Beer Gardens. "The BEACH" is a lovely place in Klebang Kecil to sit in the early dusk hours to watch the sun go down while drowning a few beers!There are also a few recommended “Food Stops“ further down the road up to Tanjung Keling where Melaka Famous warrior; Hang Tuah’s Mausoleum is located.

For a nice thin crunchy Roti Canai breakfast, drop by the Malay Stall opposite the Bintang Shopping Centre. It is just located within 100meter after Seafarer.
If you prefer Nasi Lemak Berlauk , just drive further down the same road.

 Just opposite a school named S.K Lereh, is a Malay stall by the road side (on your right) selling Nasi Lemak Berlauk and delicious Teh Tarik. The taste of Teh Tarik is slightly different from the other Malay stalls as I think they mix some boiled red bean water with it. Please take note that this “Food Stop“ is very famous and you need to drop by as early as 8.30am in the morning to prevent “disappointments“!
Too late for the Lereh Nasi Lemak Berlauk? No problem, just head down towards Kampung Kling or Hainam Village. There is an old Chinese Coffee Shop named Hoe Kopitiam on your right. You should try the Seafood Mee Goreng and Yong Tau Foo. 
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After having your fill, you can visit Hang Tuah Mausoleum. It is located around 300 meters from Hoe Kopitiam. Later, you could even bring your family to Pantai Puteri for a walk along the sandy beaches. The kids can even fly their kites there.
Are you tired and thirsty? Maybe a bowl of cold Cendol or Tai Bak will be nice. Just head back to Klebang beach and at Batang Tiga Traffic Light, turn left towards Bukit Rambai. After you passing a Chinese Temple on your right, slow down as theBukit Rambai Cendol stall is on your right. It is located around 200 meters away after the Chinese Temple. The stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12.30p.m to maybe 3.00p.m.

If you happened to drop by Pulau Gadong, you can opt to drop by Sunday Ice Café. This old café serves several types of delicious shaved Ice. During my schooling days, my friends and I love to drop by Sunday Ice Café for the “No 1 Treasure Ice“,Crocker Laksa and Rojak Kangkong . Sunday Ice Café opens at 4.30 p.m to 11.00 p.m. Come and visit this Melaka page often for more relaxing places that enable you to pamper your tastebuds!

Below pic & writing sourced from:

MelakaMalaysia Entertainment   Country; Blues, Jazz music

A great addition to the Melaka drinking scene, this Café cum Pub is run  currently by Mr.Gunabalan & his lovely wife Michelle.

Jazz memorabilia photos’  line the walls at the Front but the real secret that the locals enjoy is at the boardwalk out back which fronts the Melaka river and is recommended for sitting and relaxing with their cold beer, hot food and warm service !

It's a place to bring friends to for a decent, quite atmosphere; grab a quick meal (including  the recommended Chicken fried &fries Basket) and find out how truly beautiful the old town is transformed to at night within the  preserved ambiance of the old days location .

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

This was not the first time I’m visiting Malacca this year, infact early April we did a one day roadtrip to Malacca. Malacca is a place that holds one of the most historical story in Malaysia and Asia.
This historical city centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2008.

The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum holds the history Baba and Nyonya descendants who have adopted much of the Malay culture into theirs. The public can now view this heritage at a private museum run by the Babas and Nyonyas of Melaka. Basically, Intermarriage between early Chinese settlers and local Malays resulted in the unique Baba-Nyonya culture.
This is a double storey building.
We are not allowed to take any photographs in this Museum, but I managed to buy this set of postcards which potrays images in the Museum.
It cost only RM8 per adult and they are open Daily from 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm. The price is inclusive of a guided tour which is conducted by a Portugese descendant.The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum is located at Jonker’s Walk (Jonkers Street) and you can walk there or take a Trishaw.

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Malacca

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Original Post by Manager Kemat Hasan of:

Menara Taming Sari

Menara setinggi 110 meter dan dibina dengan kos sebanyak RM23 juta ini merupakan salah satu mercu tanda pelancongan yang terdapat di negeri Melaka.

Mampu memuatkan sehingga 80 orang dan dibuka mulai pukul 10 pagi hingga 11 malam dengan harga tiket dewasa RM20 (pemegang MyKad RM 10) dan kanak-kanak RM10 (MyKad RM 5).

Menara tersebut dibina menggunakan kepakaran Switzerland mampu mengangkut seramai 240 penumpang dalam tempoh sejam. Berkonsepkan terbuka di mana pelantar yang membawa penumpang berada di bahagian luar dan akan naik serta berputar selama lima minit di bahagian puncak sebelum turun semula.Dengan demikian, para penumpang akan dapat menikmati pemandangan 360 darjah di sekeliling mereka.

Menara ini terletak di kawasan Taman Bunga Merdeka, Banda Hilir iaitu didalam lingkungan kawasan pelancongan dengan jarak hanya berjalan kaki.

pemandangan dari atas Menara Taming Sari

turut beroperasi pada waktu malam



 Dear all

In conjunction with our CNY Promotion Package (18th Jan – 18th Feb 2011), there will be an event launching called “Health is Wealth” on the 15th of Jan 2011 and all of you are invited to come join this event.

Details of the event are as follow:

Date:     15th January 2011 (Saturday)
Time:     9.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: Function Hall, 1st floor

We hope that all of you would be able to come and lend us your support.

Thank you and best regards,

Jessica Yeo           
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