WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Special Appearance “Underwater God Of Fortune & Underwater Lion Dance “ At The Shore Oceanarium Melaka For This Chinese New Year (6-14/2/2016)

The Shore Oceanarium , Melaka is having Chinese New Year promotion with special appearances of  Underwater God Of  Fortune and Underwater Lion Dance to welcome and celebrate this holiday season as  follows:-

The special appearance of Underwater God Of Fortune and Underwater Lion Dance as detailed below:-  

Appearance of Underwater God Of Fortune 
财神到海洋剧场喂食show
6/2/2016~14/2/2016   11.00am~11.15 am

Apperance of Underwater LionDance
海底舞狮表演。 
6/2/2016~14/2/2016   3.00pm~3.15 am

Should you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Agnes Wong, Sales Manager, The Shore Oceanarium Sdn Bhd at HP: 012-6168700









We welcome You to The Shore Ocenarium Melaka.
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Thank You.

Regards,
Ms Agnes Wong
Sales & Marketing  Manager
The Shore Oceanarium Sdn Bhd
2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery
193, Jalan Pesisiran Bunga Raya, Melaka
Tel: 06-282 9966
H/P: 0126168700

Mahkota Medical Centre's February Special Offers (1/2-29/2/2016)

MMC wishes all MTA Exco and members a very 
Happy and Prosperous 
Chinese 
New 
Year!


This Month, Mahkota Medical Centre is having their February Special Offers Promotion for Diabetes Centre , Liver & Gastroenterology Centre & Emergency & Trauma Centre (Nursing).


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Apa dipertaruhkan dalam perbahasan TPPA hari ini

Bagaimanakah perniagaan di Malaysia dan polisi umum akan ditentukan hari ini susulan perdebatan ahli Parlimen sama ada Putrajaya perlu menandatangani perjanjian yang disifatkan pakar sebagai perjanjian perdagangan terbesar dalam sejarah
Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans Pasifik (TPPA) mencetuskan debat begitu besar pemimpin pembangkang berbanding perjanjian-perjanjian sebelum ini dalam 12 negara menyertainya.
Penentangan terbesar ialah daripada parti Presiden Amerika Syarikat (AS) Barrack Obama sendiri, yang memberikan jaminan untuk menolaknya.
Ini kerana TPPA memaksa anggotanya tunduk kepada standard seragam seperti operasi perniagaan, hubungan pekerja, perlindungan alam sekitar, dan hak cipta intelek. Untuk melaksanakannya, negara-negara terlibat perlu meminda undang-undang dan akta sedia ada, proses yang dipanggil ratifikasi.
Walaupun Putrajaya tidak memerlukan persetujuan Parlimen untuk melaksanakannya, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa, dan Industri Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed berkata, Putrajaya hanya akan melaksanakannya apabila menerima persetujuan majoriti ahli Parlimen.
Barisan Nasional (BN), parti yang memerintah mempunyai ahli lebih daripada mencukupi untuk meluluskannya walaupun terdapat bantahan daripada PKR, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), DAP, dan sebahagian pemimpin PAS.
Ini merupakan kunci utama apa yang akan menjadi taruhan sekiranya Malaysia menandatangani TPPA.
Namun begitu, walaupun Malaysia menandatanganinya bulan depan di New Zealand, ia hanya akan berkuatkuasa pada 2018, 2 tahun selepas proses ratifikasi dilaksanakan.
Manfaat
* Akses kepada pasaran dan pelaburan.
TPPA akan meliberalkan kesemua pasaran di 12 negara anggota dan membenarkan kerjasama dibentuk dengan mudah dalam negara-negara berkenan.
Penyokong TPPA seperti Mustapa katakan, sekatan perdagangan terhadap 4 pasaran baharu akan dibuka kepada syarikat Malaysia – AS, Kanada, Mexico dan Peru.
Syarikat Malaysia juga akan mempunyai lebih banyak akses ke dalam pasaran Jepun, Chile, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapura, Australia, dan New Zealand.
Analisis manfaat kos kementerian menunjukkan tambahan antara AS$136 bilion ke AS$239 bilion dalam pelaburan asing akan meningkat ke dalam negara dalam tempoh 10 tahun selepas 2018.
Negara juga akan menikmati pertambahan 0.6% ke 1.15% output ekonomi menjelang 2017, menurut laporan Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). 
Laporan PwC juga mengatakan syarikat berasakan eksport akan menerima manfaatnya, manakala mereka yang memberikan fokus kepada pasaran domestik akan menerima persaingan sengit daripada syarikat asing.
Perlindungan kerajaan untuk syarikat Bumiputera sebahagian besarnya akan terpelihara, kata laporan PwC.
* Undang-undang buruh.
Negara anggota perlu mengubah 26 undang-undang sedia ada, kata Ahli Parlimen Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar, sekiranya TPPA ditandatangani dan salah satunya menyentuh isu buruh.
Penyokong mendakwa pekerja akan menerima lebih banyak perlindungan kerana TPPA memudahkan kesatuan sekerja dibentuk dan diiktiraf, serta membenarkan pekerja asing menyertai kesatuan dan memegang jawatan rasmi.
Sekatan terhadap perkara yang boleh dirundingkan dalam sesi perbincangan akan dibuang dan memudahkan pekerja menganjurkan mogok. 
Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri Tan Sri DrRebecca Fatima Sta Maria berkata, gaji dalam beberapa sektor juga akan meningkat. 
* Perlindungan alam sekitar
Anggota TPPA perlu mematuhi perjanjian alam sekitar global dan menguatkuasakan larangan penyeludupan hidupan liar atau berdepan sekatan ekonomi.
Risiko
* Penyelesaian Pertikaian Pelabur-Negara (ISDS)
Salah satu aspek yang perlu diberikan perhatian dalam TPPA ialah ia membenarkan syarikat asing menyaman kerajaan sekiranya membuat keputusan yang memberikan kesan kepada pelaburan syarikat di dalam negara.
Pengkritik seperti Ahli Parlimen Klang Charles Santiago berkata, ia akan melumpuhkan keupayaan Putrajaya untuk meluluskan undang-undang dan membentuk polisi. Laporan PwC mengatakan undang-undang berkenaan perlu mematuhi terma-terma dalam bahagian pelaburan TPPA.
Namun, laporan PwC juga mengatakan terdapat terdapat perlindungan untuk membenarkan kerajaan membuat undang-undang berhubung kesihatan awam, keselamatan, dan alam sekitar dan untuk mencegah saman yang tidak masuk akal.
Profesor undang-undang Universiti Malaya, Gurdial S. Nijar berkata dalam kes ISDS baru-baru ini menunjukkan perkara itu, yang mana turut terdapat dalam perjanjian-perjanjian perdagangan lain, tidak menghalang kerajaan daripada disaman. 
Laporan PwC mengatakan Putrajaya perlu mempunyai dana bagi berdepan kemungkinan kes ISDS.
* Ubat-ubatan
Penyokong mendakwa, harga ubat-ubatan, perisian, dan buku teks, tidak akan mengalami kenaikan disebabkan perlindungan hak cipta intelek.
Santiago dan kumpulan pesakit bagaimana mendakwa, ubat-ubatan akan lebih mahal dan dalam tempoh yang lama. Ini kerana perlindungan pesakit menyukarkan ubat lebih murah, alternatif generik untuk berada dalam pasaran, kata Santiago.
Sejenis ubat biologi, kata Santiago, yang mana diperlukan untuk merawat kanser buat masa ini tidak dilindungi. Secara teorinya, ubat generik lebih murah boleh dicipta. Keupayaan ini akan hilang pada awal pelaksanaan TPPA kerana mereka mengenakan perlindungan bagi ubat-ubatan biologi.
* Kehilangan pekerjan
Kajian Institut Global Development and Environment (GDAE) mencabar jangkaan kementerian berkenaan manfaat kepada gaji dan peluang pekerjaan.
Sebanyak 771,000 pekerjaan akan hilang, kebanyakannya di AS, kata GDAE. Negara-negara membangun seperti Malaysia juga akan menyaksikan pekerja kehilangan pekerjaan dan gaji. 
Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram berkata, TPPA akan menyebabkan perniagaan dalam negara terlibat berkembang menjadi lebih kompetitif dengan memotong kos buruh yang memberi kesan negatif kepada pengagihan pendapatan dan melemahkan permintaan domestik. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 26 Januari, 2016.Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram berkata, TPPA akan menyebabkan perniagaan dalam negara terlibat berkembang menjadi lebih kompetitif dengan memotong kos buruh yang memberi kesan negatif kepada pengagihan pendapatan dan melemahkan permintaan domestik. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 26 Januari, 2016.
Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram, yang merupakan penulis bersama kajian berkenaan berkata, ia akan mencipta lebih banyak ketidaksamarataan kerana industri akan menerima eksport rendah untuk bersaing.
Pengeluaran untuk eksport akan digantikan dengan pengeluaran untuk pasaran domestik dan memberikan kesan negatif.

Eksport tidak memerlukan buruh yang banyak dan lebih banyak menggunakan produk import berbanding pengeluaran domestik, kata Jomo, bekas pegawai kanan di Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB).
Keduanya, perniagaan dalam negara terlibat akan berkembang menjadi lebih kompetitif dengan memotong kos buruh. Ini akan memberikan kesan negatif kepada pengagihan pendapatan dan melemahkan permintaan domestik, katanya. – 26 Januari, 2016.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LIFE and TIMES of the GOOD and BLESSED !

There's been a flurry of bad news every where you turn these days. Everything from business to social news is negative. 

This writing here intends to change that pessimistic view.

How does one do that? 
Being Thankful for the seemingly mundane & obvious things we take for granted is one way! 

I for one am extremely grateful to be living in Melaka, Malaysia today. 

I say this with no political prejudice whatsoever, as I am able to enjoy much happiness and technological innovations which would have no doubt, brought countless minutes and hours of joy to my predecessors and brethren of just a generation ago, was it available to them, then.

I dare say, no man living in this age and time has any idea of the immense benefits of science and tech that has been showered upon us (if compared to the humdrum lives of my father's father -maybe 60-70 years ago)?   I wonder how many realize that 2016 is the 90th anniversary of the very FIRST demonstration of a Television in the world!

Reading back the archived pages of the S'pore NST (New Straits Times) of 1943 for example, gives stark comprehension to the reader of the immensity of our society's development (in all terms) within these past 72 over years.


First and foremost, life was only in BLACK and WHITE in print or otherwise.   Can any young person today, imagine life without color?     

Dull, isn't it?

Travel and its associated travails.
Would any today, marvel at the types of personal transportation available to the general public and persons of means? 

We take it for granted that getting from point A to point B as a matter of privilege and fuss free of traffic related obstructions within minutes or hours.

I wonder, at what other point in human history was society able to move so many at so fast a speed? 

Looking at the narrow roads in Heeren Street and Jonker Street that were specifically built for the horse and bullock carts of yester-year brings to mind the simplicity of those forever gone era.

Buses, Trains, Taxis regularly travel at speeds that were unfathomable just a  few generation ago. 

I was nicely dozing off recently in a Swedish made car that was travelling between 145km to 175km from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka driven by a 60 year old. It was an uncommonly steady and comfortable ride, I tell you.

Food.
The amount of new and fusion food that the current day chefs in restaurants all over Melaka make is enormously gratifying to jalan-jalan cari makan guys like me. In Melaka, the international offerings where food is concerned is mouth watering and vast. Just open any of the free, colorful and thick adverts that are thrown unto our doorsteps weekly and you will see what I mean. Walk into any of the 12 super/hyper markets in the city and your sense of smell and sight will automatically gravitate you towards the nearest eatery should you be hungry, all within affordable prices. African,Italian, French, Korean, and Arabian Cuisine opportunities abound in this fair city of ours. 

This is of course on top of the veritable smorgasbord of Authentic Malaccan Fusion Food such as NYONYA, MELAKA CHETTI, PORTUGIS,DUTCH, BENGGOLI, PUNJABI, JAVANESE, MINANGKABAU, and MEDAN cookings available through mom and pop eateries!

Air  Travel.
Malaccans can easily access Batu Berendam Airport to charter a flight to Ipoh or even Medan easily.No comment needed here as Malindo Air, Air Asia  and now Rayani  Air has managed to lower the cost of travel so much that visiting Guang Zhou in China (Rm 199) is like going to Ipoh 30 years ago. ( 7 hours from Melaka by the old roads). Even Malaysian Airlines is now forced to compete for that section of travelers with the slew of other budget airlines! Oh, Joy !

Clothes.
The world is the oyster for the fashionable and the fashion conscious. 
Melaka is now home to great Shopping with  more than a Million Square Feet of specialized outlets such as Hatten Shopping Centre in Dataran Pahlawan, Mahkota Parade, and  FREEPORT A FAMOSA in Alor Gajah enticing all and sundry to avail their  money to its enticing wares.  

The Shore shopping mall in the center of Melaka has a beautiful TANGS fashion outlet.  
To those couch potatoes, from Batik to Leather, what used to cost an arm and a leg is now, thanks to industrialization on offer and yearly cheap sale, made available to us easily.  

Today in Asia ,should we wish it,we can even easily source a Samsonite Travelling bag capable of enclosing a whole week's supply of clothes for a measly RM 175.00 in Tochigi, Japan, or bid for any antique wardrobe/clothes we desire through the open bids by any number of conservators in Greece and London (www.auctionatrium.com)  thanks to our access to broadband and fast delivery services!

Then there is the Granddaddy of all inventions-
The Internet.
Suddenly with the internet the world and worldly knowledge seems nearer and achievable.
With Skype,Whats App and We Chat we don't even have a need for fixed phone lines!   
Apps that download Scanners & 3D printing software are easily available as household gadgets at very affordable prices. I can just as easily purchase from a small boutique in Milan the exact type of men's shoes that I require today with not an ounce of worry or effort as I would driving down to the nearest local shopping center!

Even doing business from the home (SOHO) is now conceivable with the internet, not to mention business system busting apps that allow us the freedom to work and earn for ourselves such as GRAB TAXI, UBER, Air BnB etc.

Incredible. It boggles the mind what the next 30 years of technological advancement will bring us.  
We seem to be an implausible people in a improbable universe and therein lies my conundrum.  

Here in Melaka, Malaysia the safety, security and access to wonderful opportunities that our life and times provide us is truly magnificent.   I believe many mainly take for granted what we see and do not comprehend the gravity of our enjoyment.

Petty worries, emotional baggage of envy, lust and sloth trouble us just as it has for generations before even with all the wonderful toys life has available for us today.

Even as I write this , my hand phone is blaring away loudly from the living room a selected piece of music that I personally selected and enjoy, and anyone who calls me can be assured of an answer without me needing to run to the phone as it is Wi Fi connected to me via an earphone. 

How whack is that?

It is my belief Gratitude is the word and deed that is missing from many  vocabulary and actions. We ignore at our peril this knowledge as resentment follows us easily when we do not receive what we think we deserve and the rest is one long fall into the valley of desolate despair and ruin as we blame everybody and everything else our troubles. 

Scribed By: Gunabalan VGBS

The Legend of Pulau Besar

  


The largest of eight islands off the coast of Malacca, Pulau Besar
(Big Island) covers an area of approximately 133 hectares and is said to resemble the shape of a pregnant woman. According to the earliest myths, the Big Island has been inhabited by around 1400 BC, that is before the Malay sultanate of Malacca established. Since her earliest discovery, the Big Island served fishermen and traders as a potable water supply locality to those traversing through the Straits of Malacca.

This claim is reinforced by the existence of many old wells estimated at more than a hundred years around the coast of the Big Island and the position of the wells that are only a few meters from the beach. The Big Island is said to have hundreds of wells, but most of it is buried and can not be used again. 


Because the island is just a few kilometers from the port of Malacca, merchants, adventurers and missionaries were keen to inhabit the island. So much so,it is also well known as a Mystical Island that was filled with ancient islamic graves, tombs and mausoleums scattered around the island. Malaysian and Singaporean Indian Muslim adherents are known to travel far distances to offer their prayers here at certain times of the year in belief of this localities mystical properties.

Locals will tell you that amongst them was one (Sheikh) Sultan Ismail Ariffin and allegedly a direct descendant of the Prophet Family by way of Hussein bin Ali (grandson of the Prophet Muhammad). He and his followers had settled on the Big Island and built a small settlement to spread the teachings of Islam.
  
Besides Sheikh Ismail, the island was also inhabited by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Sidiq who was a Sufi master of great knowledge whose prowess was in memorizing thousands of hadith of the Prophet Muhammad. It was unclear if this was also his birthplace, but he was among the scholars who participated in the entourage of Sheikh Ismail. He was a mentor to Sheikh Ismail.

According to the text of the 'Malay Annals' authored by the ancient malay author Tun Sri Lanang, once,the Sultan of Malacca had a dream about the coming of Islam in which it was indicated merchants would be docked at the Port of Malacca. Once they arrive, they will do something (prayer) on the beach. His Majesty thus commanded the treasurer and his team to wait on the beach to determine whether this dream was true or not. By the power of God, what he dreamed really happened, which eventually led to the Islamization of the Malay sultanate of Malacca and her entire colony.

In fact, this mysterious island has long been associated with intriguing legends and myths.

Famous amongst these, one myth has it that several hundred years ago, a beautiful and kind-hearted princess of the Sultanate of Malacca fell in love with a fisherman from Sumatra. When the fisherman had to return to Sumatra, he promised the princess that he would return to marry her.
A few months later, misfortune was to befall the happy couple when the boat the fisherman was on, capsized on its way to Malacca after being caught in a raging storm. The young fisherman was to go down with the ship.

All this time, the princess had been waiting patiently for the fisherman's return. She was soon to discover that she was pregnant. Hearing no news and in total desperation, she threw herself into the sea. Legend has it that her body miraculously floated to the site of her lover's capsized ship and remained there. This is said to account for the shape of the island of Pulau Besar.

Another legend is about the shrine of the seven princesses  The seven maidens were said to have been on their way to Pulau Besar from India in order to deepen their mysticism. Alas, their ship was also to sink along the way. The graves of the seven princesses were buried on the island and can still be seen until today.
There is a cave called "Yunos Cave".
It is believed that in ancient times, warriors came to the cave to learn the art of mysticism. It was also used for the training of the art of 'silat', a form of martial arts.

  
And then there is the famous Batu Belah or Split Rock. When looking at the rock, you should bear in mind the story behind it. It tells the tale of a young apprentice who did not obey the teachings of his master who told him never to misuse his power.

He choose not to heed this advice. 
Before he could repent, his master took out his sword and sliced the rock he was sitting on. The apprentice was to fall between the cracks, after which the rock was to mysteriously rejoin, trapping the apprentice forever.

Stories such as these and many more form the compendium of myths and legends that surrounds this beautiful island and yet, though it is but a short 15 minutes boat ride away from the coastal part of modern Melaka City it remains an intriguing mystery to most malaccan's today, 

Introspection

Religion is like a penis…
It is fine to have one.
It is fine to be proud of it.
But please do not whip it out in public and start waving it around.
And PLEASE do not try to shove it down my children’s throat.


"I think. Ergo,I am " said Socrates

Truth,Faith and Believes'. 
Three very platitudinous concepts.
Truth negates everything the ugly ego stands for.

You can tell a person’s ignorance by their grip on their ego. 
Faith on the other hand is a funny issue. 
So many say they have it when they don’t. 
When tested, they fall and then they bitch how unfair everything is.

The Faithful knows. 
You automatically realize when you achieve it.
No self doubt. 

Can you imagine that kind of life,readers…… no second guessing anyone or anything, no future planning needs…. Just surrendering actively to the God Consciousness in pure bliss.

It's not as easy as it sounds.

Sure. shit will happen…..but ask for direction and help (which helps reduce the ego)…and you will receive it.

Defensiveness, 
stubbornness, 
unrighteous anger, 
prejudice, 
arrogance, 
intellectual pride,
lack of humor,
these are all symptoms of self-reinforcement, when that’s the last thing in the world you want to fortify.

Please take a moment to re read the above.
Moving on, belief is even weirder.
You can tuck almost anything under the belief umbrella.
It’s about as vague a concept as you can get.

On top of that it’s terribly misused. 

“I believe I can fly” is a popular song refrain.
You do? Just don’t do like the kid on acid and jump off a building.
Do what our parents said and try to take off from the ground first.

Ah, idiocy. All encouraged by the popular culture vultures. 

When you know something you know it. 
Hindu sages' analogy explains that you already know everything you want to know but you just forgot you knew it.
It’s experiential. 
You just have to find yourselves. 
You start by truthfully believing in faith.

People just aren’t clear a lot of the time. 
The belief word comes to the fore for lack of clear understanding. 
I've been told "The cool thing about real Consciousness is when you’re there, you just know".

When you’re not, you temporarily “forget” and just need to get back to where you know.

So cheer up & start having fun by living together.

IF

If    (by Rudyard Kipling)


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Malacca Food Heritage and Culture

Age-old practices and skills thrive in Malacca. Suzanna Pillay speaks to three individuals who have made commercial ventures out of keeping their heritage alive

EVERYONE knows Malacca as a state rich in heritage and culture.
It is one of the few places in Malaysia where traditional practices, cookery and skills handed down from one generation to the next are thriving as business enterprises.

Jone Theseira, Grace Tan and Alice Teh are some of the new generation of Malacca natives who not only keep their heritage alive but have also commercialised it.

-Blue dumplings and cendol

At East & West Rendevouz in Jonker Street, Tan’s nyonya dumplings keep the crowds coming back for more.  
Tan, who learnt to make these dumplings from her grandmother, makes the delicacy by the hundreds daily.  
Her dumplings are delicious mushroom-, meat- and wintermelon filling, encased in a half-white and striking-blue glutinous rice mixture.
The bright blue colouring for the dumpling comes from the bunga telang, or butterfly pea flower, as Tan believes in using only natural ingredients.
“The dumplings are popular with Singaporeans who flock to Malacca during the weekends to buy them,” she adds.
Aside from dumplings, she also sells pineapple tarts and a durian cendol that has become a hit with the crowd.
“Everything has the right balance of gula melaka, coconut milk and cendol, and with a dollop of durian to top it off, who could ask for more?” asks a regular customer.

 -A devil of a curry
Most people would balk at the idea of single-handedly preparing Portuguese Curry Dable (Devil Curry) for 1,200 people, but not  Theseira.
A dab hand at cooking, Theseira recently had the task of preparing the Portuguese dish for the recent 500th anniversary celebrations at the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir. The event marked the arrival of the Portuguese at the former Straits Settlement colony.
Theseira, who was born in the Portuguese Settlement, and still calls it home, runs a catering company and a restaurant specialising in Portuguese-style home cooking.
So what makes a good Portuguese curry dable?
“A Portuguese curry dable does not have belacan or jintan manis, and should be red in colour. Today, people put too many ingredients in the curry paste,” she says.
Cooking Portuguese food is close to her heart. Her father used to run a Portuguese restaurant in the settlement and she learnt the art of Portuguese cooking from observing her parents over the years.

Theseira now runs the J&J Corner at Medan Selera Portuguese, a restaurant that has been around for over 30 years.

Jone is working on a cookbook on Portuguese cuisine such as dry curry sekuk, curry semur, Portugese baked fish and ambilek, which have stood the test of time.
The book, she says, will be a balance of savoury, sweet and baked goods.

-Nyonya kebaya

Teh, the owner of Nirvana Collections in busy Jonker Street, keeps her cultural heritage alive not through food, but fashion.
She makes nyonya kebaya at her shop and Singaporeans can’t get enough of her designs.
Her creations range in price with the more complicated custom-made kebaya requiring special lace work fetching higher prices.
She says this is because the custom-made embroidered lacework is done by hand and can take between two and three months to finish.
Teh learnt the skill from her mother when she was just a schoolgirl.
“I remember learning  to cut out the embroidered lace panels by hand when I was in Standard Six. My mother taught me all my sewing skills.”

Read more:
 Businesses close to their hearts - Holiday - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/holiday/businesses-close-to-their-hearts-1.27716#ixzz1ieZZJ7v2

Restoran Ole Rasa, Melaka Raya.

Jika anda ingin merasai masakan kami yang piau berdesup, menusuk dikalbu, peghhh..... meleleh, marilah singgah ke kedai kami yang bertempat di Melaka Raya. Disini kami menyedikan makanan dari pagi seperti lauk-lauk kampung yang sedap lagi terasa intipati masakan kampungnya.


Marilah beramai ramai ke Restoran Ole Rasa yang telah beroperasi sejak tahun 1997.




 Dengan hanya mempunyai sebuah cawangan, Restoran Ole Rasa berjaya meletakkan namanya sebaris dengan restoran-restoran lain yang terkemuka di negeri Melaka. Terletak di pusat bandar Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah Restoran Ole Rasa sering menjadi tumpuan umum dalam destinasi makan-makan di negeri Melaka.

Pengalaman hampir 10 tahun dalam industri makanan Melayu telah mematangkan sistem pengurusan Restoran Ole Rasa hingga telah dicalonkan untuk kategori Sub-Sektor Pelancongan Makan-makan Restoran Melayu Terbaik

Negeri Melaka. Pencalonan ini adalah satu pengiktirafan yang tertinggi yang pernah dicapai oleh Restoran Ole Rasa.



Restoran Ole Rasa dibuka pada setiap
Isnin hingga Sabtu
dari
jam 8.00 pagi hingga 6.00 petang.


SFESIFIKASISememangnya makanan Melayu mempunyai potensi yang tinggi untuk diketengahkan ke peringkat antarabangsa, keaslian resipi tradisi yang di warisi selama beberapa generasi telah melahirkan suatu citarasa yang begitu spektakel.

Teknik, Warna, Rasa, Bau dan Hiasan adalah elemen yang paling penting dalam menentukan nilai kualiti sesuatu makanan dan dengan berbekalkan kesemua elemen ini serta ditambahkan lagi dengan warisan resipi turun temurun telah melahirkan Restoran Ole Rasa. Dengan mengetengahkan lebih dari 100 jenis masakan makanan Melayu termasyur yang pelbagai dari serata negeri di Malaysia telah menjadikan Restoran Ole Rasa antara pelopor makanan Melayu di Negeri Melaka.

Bukan hanya tertumpu kepada masakan lauk-pauk Melayu malahan Restoran Ole Rasa turut menyajikan pelbagai jenis kuih-muih Melayu tradisi dengan keaslian citarasanya yang terjamin, turut dihidangkan juga puluhan jenis pencuci mulut yang semestinya menjanjikan kepuasan dan kenikmatan optima kepada para pelanggan.

Restoran Ole Rasa turut menyediakan perkhidmatan katering untuk pelbagai acara, majlis dan perayaan seperti jamuan korporat, jamuan Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, Tahun Baru Cina, Sambutan Deepavali, majlis pertunangan dan perkahwinan.

Terdapat beberapa pakej yang menarik dengan harga yang berpatutan ditawarkan kepada para pelanggan yang menginginkan keselesaan dan kemudahan dalam sesebuah acara, majlis atau pun perayaan. Tawaran yang hebat dan menarik ini bakal menyediakan pelbagai hidangan mengikut citarasa pelanggan, antaranya menu barat, timur tengah, masakan cina, india dan masakan Melayu khususnya. Restoran Ole Rasa juga memberikan sesi percubaan merasa makanan (food testing) untuk beberapa kumpulan kecil kepada bakal pelanggannya.

Keupayaan dan kebolehan Restoran Ole Rasa dalam menyediakan perkhidmatan katering adalah berdasarkan profesionalisme dan etika kerja yang teratur di bawah sistem pengurusan yang sistematik. Kepuasan dan kepercayaan pelanggan adalah objektif utama yang lahir dalam organisasi Restoran Ole Rasa.

Ikan Goreng Sambal

Petai sambal 



Ayam Kong Pow

Mee Hoon Sup
Kerang Rebus


Ikan Masak Tiga Rasa




SAJIAN MELAYU
Asam Pedas Ayam/Daging/Ikan
Rendang Ayam/Daging
Kari Ayam/Daging/Ikan
Masak Lemak Ketam/ Siput Sedut/ Pucuk Ubi/Paku Pakis/Nangka
Masak Lemak Cili Padi Ayam/Daging/Ikan
Masak Pindang
Ayam/ Daging Masak Merah
Ayam/ Daging/Ikan Masak Tiga Rasa
Udang Sambal Petai
Sambal Goreng Ikan Bilis/Tempe/Kerang
Kerabu Mangga/Udang/Sotong
Ikan Bakar
Pais Ikan
Kuah Kacang
Sup Ayam/Daging/Ikan
Pelbagai Jenis Ikan Goreng
Telur Masin/Dadar/Mata Kerbau
Pelbagai Jenis Ulam-ulaman
Paceri Nenas/Mangga/Terung
Acar Buah
Kerang Rebus
Sambal Belacan
Cencaluk
Tempoyak
Ikan Masin
Hati/Mempedal Ayam/Daging/Goreng/Sambal
Nasi Lemak
Lontong
Laksa
Nasi /Mee/Bihun Goreng
Nasi Ayam
Roti Canai/ Murtabak/Telur
Bubur Nasi
Mee Kari/Rebus
Mee/Bihun Sup
Mee/Bihun Soto
Rori Jala
Bubur Kacang Hijau/Pulut Hitam/Cha-cha/Tr
igu/Barli/Som-som
Tapai Pulut
Cendol Pulut
Pengat Pisang/Durian
Pelbagai Jenis Kuih-muih


PAKEJ KATERING MENU BARAT/ TIMUR TENGAH/ MASAKAN CINA DAN INDIA BERGANTUNG KEPADA PERMINTAAN PELANGGAN, BERIKUT ANTARA MENU POPULAR:

Nasi Minyak/ Briyani
Ayam/ Daging Masak Kurma
Ayam Tandori
Dalca Ayam/Daging
Kebab Ayam/Daging
Papadom
Laddu
Acar Buah/Timun
Pelbagai Jenis Sayuran Dengan Biji Sawi
Ikan Masak Stim
Ikan Masak Shezchuan
Ayam Goreng Kong Pow
Ayam/ Daging Black Pepper
Baby Cabbage With Oyster Sauce
Mix Vegetables
Salad Sayur dan Buah
Ikan Masam Manis
Tauhu With Sesame Oil
Yong Tau Foo
Tauchu Masak Udang
Tauhu With Soo Hoon, Ginger & Shrimp Paste
Asparagus With Oyster Sauce
Spaghetti With Meat Ball
Fried Macaroni With Chicken or Meat
French Fries
Sausage & Nuggets
Beef Steak
Chicken Chop
Lamb Steak

KATERING TERDAHULU

Jamuan Korporat Mahkota Medical Centre Melaka
Jamuan Korporat OCBC, Jalan Hang Jebat Melaka
Jamuan Korporat Maybank, Melaka Raya Branch
Jamuan Korporat Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur (BSKL)
Jamuan Korporat Hospital Ampang Puteri Kuala Lumpur
Jamuan Korporat Syarikat Petronas, Cawangan Jalan Semabok Melaka
Jamuan Korporat Abdul Company, Jonker Street Melaka
Grand Asian Chess Chalangge University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur
Japanese Occupation In East Asia Workshop University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur
Jamuan Hari Raya YB. Datuk Seri Affendy Norwawi
Jamuan Hari Raya YTM Tengku Maimunah Aminah Sultan Ahmad Shah
Jamuan Akhir Tahun Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Tanjong Melaka
Jamuan-jamuan Perkahwinan


HUBUNGI KAMI

Restoran Ole Rasa amat mengalu-alukan kedatangan anda dengan tangan yang terbuka. Kepuasan anda adalah komitmen kami.

No. 264, Jalan Melaka Raya 3,
Taman Melaka Raya,
75000 Melaka.
016-6298340 (En. Ismail Hj. T. Abu Bakar)
013-3057853 (En. Sulaiman Hj. T. Abu Bakar)
Email: olerasa@yahoo.com

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