Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apple Strudel @ Fruity Bakery & Cafe

Delicious Apple Strudel from an old school bakery in Klang!

Filled with apple, whipped cream and custard and covered with a crispy pastry.

One piece is priced at RM6.75.

The bakery also serves pastries, cake, coffee and also Western-styled dishes. It has been around for decades and it shows from its old decor.

I didn't try other food but I think it's worth to drop by for the apple strudel!

Fruity Bakery & Cafe
No. 107, Lebuh Turi, Off Persiaran Raja Musa, Taman Chi Liung, 41200, Klang

Posted in   

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bamboo toothbrush

Bamboo toothbrush from The Hive - Bulk Food in Bangsar.

I was looking for non-plastic/bamboo toothbrush in Malaysia and found it at The Hive - Bulk Food in Bangsar. Price: RM25 (USD5.60). 

The Hive store promotes a zero-waste lifestyle and approach to shopping. It sell items in bulk with no packaging. Customers are encourage to bring in their own reusable containers and bags.

The store sells organic food like cereal and seeds, eco-friendly cleaning products and products that help reduce waste like bamboo toothbrush, bamboo straw, stainless steel straw and washable cloth sanitary pad. It also have beauty products and pre-loved clothes, shoe and bags.

The Hive also work with local organic producers and held workshop and community event to  promote healthy and sustainable living. 

The Hive - Bulk Foods
Tel: 017-488 6979
16, Telawi 9, Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Swarovski Crystallised Merry-Go-Round

The world's first Swarovski Crystallised Merry-Go-Round in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

The structure is decorated with three million pieces of multi-faceted illuminating crystals and accents of gold and blue, the key colour elements of Swaroscski's 2016 Holiday Collection. It weighted nearly four tonnes and nine metres in height.

The Swarovski Crystallised Merry-Go-Round is fully functional with ten horses, two sleighs and one carriage on board.

Each ride is priced at RM10 and part of the proceeds will be donated to Charity at Heart, Pavilion KL's CSR initiative. It will be available until 1 January 2017.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Finding life's passion by Dr. Jane Goodall

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, often greeted her audiences at talks with a chimpanzee greeting.

Goodall, who is also the United Nation Messenger of Peace, thrilled her audiences in Kuala Lumpur recently with the same greeting, saying, "a sound probably never heard in this place before,". 

Her sold-out talk, Finding Life's Passion, was presented by Roots & Shoots Malaysia, a youth programme founded by Goodall. This was her second visit to Malaysia.

Goodall also introduced to the audiences two soft toys that she carried in her travel - a monkey named Mr. H and a cow named Cow. 

She relates how she travels more than 300 days a year to promote conservation and animal rights around the world. That's quite remarkable considering that she is 82 (and still looking good)! 

For over an hour, she recalled her childhood of being curious about animals to living in Africa where her research of chimpanzee behaviour suggested similarities between the animal and human, thus changing the belief of scientific world at that time. 

She credited her mother for nurturing her passion and supporting her. Goodall recalled a trip to the countryside with her family when she was a child. She hides in the henhouse for hours to see how the hens lay their eggs and was not aware that her family was looking for her. When she returned to her house later, her mother sat down to listen to her story instead of scolding her when she saw the excitement in her daughter's eyes. "A different kind of mother would have crushed that early scientific curiosity."

She decided to focus on conservation work after attending a conference in 1986 where she saw how the destruction of forest in Africa and the hunting of chimpanzee for meat and scientific research were threatening the survival of the animals. "I went to that conference as a scientist and left as an activist," she said. 

At the end of her talk, she showed a video of how a chimpanzee named Wounda hugged her after being released back to the jungle. It's so touching! 

Root & Shoots is a youth-led community action programme under the Jane Goodall Institute. It has expanded to 130 countries with over 150,000 members. The programme is led within the country and the project undertaken depend on the problems in the country.

Sunday, October 30, 2016