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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Food You Need to Try From Every State in Malaysia





Make sure you try all these yummy food the next time you visit these states! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

10 Most Beutiful Islan in Malaysia



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lankayan Island Dive Resort


A jewel-like tiny island in the Sulu Sea, a 1.5 hour boat rides north of Sandakan; Lankayan has been declared part of an immense Marine Protected Area to adopt the eco-tourism concept. Unpopulated and covered by thick tropical island vegetation on its topside, this peaceful, untouched little bit of paradise is ringed by an endless pure white sandy beach, offering simply elegant and exquisite accommodation in all 23 wooden, roomy and perfectly appointed seafront chalets.

While the ideal destination for those who search for tranquility and relaxation in a virgin natural setting and for families with children, Lankayan Island is also becoming one of the hottest diving destinations on the map today: its dive sites - all just a few minutes away - boasting unbelievably colorful macro, fauna, fascinating wrecks and in season from March to May, regular sightings of gigantic and harmless whale sharks, the "dream date "of every diver in the world.

Situated within the Sea Turtle Corridor, Lankayan Island is also a nesting place and foraging ground for sea turtles; most commonly Green and Hawksbill Turtle. Therefore, guests will have a chance to see turtles nesting as well as new hatchlings of baby turtles released to the sea especially in season from June to September.

Lankayan Island is a virtually uninhabited island, located deep into the Sulu Seas off the North-Eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. There is only one resort offering access to these unspoiled waters.

Lankayan has been created as a truly beautiful resort, not only for discerning divers but for anyone who appreciates the serenity and tranquility of a paradise island - white sandy beaches, swaying casuarina pines, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

The normal route to the island is through Kota Kinabalu International airport. here are also direct flights to Sandakan from KL on AirAsia. From KK, a connecting flight takes you to Sandakan where a transfer is made to the jetty to board the twin engine fibre glass boat to Lankayan Island, a journey of about 75 minutes on good seas. Note that there is only one boat transfer to Lankayan each day, departing Sandakan jetty at 10.00 hrs. Depending on your arrival time in Sandakan, you may need to spend a night in either KK or Sandakan.


Chalets on Lankayan Island


Lankayan Island is a small island fully covered with tropical vegetation, featuring tall casuarina trees and the ubiquitous pandan screwpine. The island is pristine, not having suffered human occupation for long, and has some interesting fauna subjects. After a dive, the place for relaxation is the upper lounge which overlooks the western beach and jetty. Here, the tourist can enjoy some sun with a favourite cool drink. A TV room is available for viewing the day's video shots or other footage.









Despite the remoteness, Lankayan offers all the amenities of a tropical resort.
A Beach on Lankayan Island




Visitors stay in bungalows, constructed from local timbers to blend into the natural surroundings. Twin/triple bungalows are available in Chalet accommodation. All chalets offer direct access to the beach. The chalets are well appointed, with hot bath and clean water from the RO system. Power is available with 220 V or 110 V.

In total, the resort accommodates between 40 and 50 guests at a time



The island is a great place to explore or simply to relax. Welcome to Asia's best kept secret.




FOOTNOTE

Lankayan Island is part of the Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area (SIMCA) which covers approximately 46300 ha. It was declared a conservation area in December 2001. The area is jointly managed by Sabah State Wildlife Department and private sector representatives. Lankayan is also governed by an extensive management plan to ensure sustainable use of resources and environmentally friendly tourism policies. Among other things, SIMCA representatives enforce a no fishing policy in the area, protect Turtles and their eggs, ensure a no anchoring policy for boats and limit tourist numbers and tourist facilities. Lankayan Resort used environmental consultants to design and implement waste management and recycling methods, build rainwater collection areas and ensure continued health of island flora. The results are positive and visible - healthy corals and rich vegetation.

The dive package to Lankayan Island includes:-
  • Land and Sea Transfers - Sandakan Airport to Lankayan Island and return,
  • 3 meals per day plus afternoon tea and snacks,
  • Accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis,
  • 3 boat dives daily around the Island except on arrival and departure day,
  • unlimited beach dives in front of Jetty,
  • Provide tanks, weights and belt,
  • Limited gear is available for rental,
  • No extra charge for Night dives in front of Dive Centre for advanced divers or divers with night dive experience,
  • Guided tour to Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabitation Centre on departure day from Lankayan (Optional) - entry fee to Sepilok not included

Friday, May 06, 2016

Lembah Temir



Lembah Temir Resort is a hidden treasure located in Raub, Pahang waiting to be explored. What initially started off as a ''durian plantation project'' in 2009, turned into an escapade project as the owner loves to host familíes and friends at the orchard. Now, we are slowly and surely growing into a resort in an orchard. It is set in 75 acres of stunning orchard estate/landscape and is located just less than 2 hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.





Tucked in the heart of Pahang’s rich rainforest reserve, it boasts a few natural cascading waterfalls around the orchards that will guarantee to take your breath away. Spend the day dipping in the rivers that are relaxing and fun. Swim with the local fishes! (sorry, no fishing)

This charming resort, was designed in complete harmony to the natural terrain/landscape and has 25 rooms scattered around the orchard. Each room is equipped with air condition, fan and water heater.

The orchard produces the all-time favorite tropical fruits such as Durian (Musang King) alongside other tropical fruits such as the Rambutan, Mangosteen, Duku, Jackfruit and many more.



Lembah Temir Resort is perfect for a family (or office) getaway!

 











Located a mere 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, it is close enough for a short get aways. For our family, it's more of a weekly thing. A place to chill and relax, enjoy the bounty from the trees, while immersing in the pool of cool waters coming from the waterfall.








LOCATION
C149, 27630 Sungai Ruan, Pahang, Malaysia.

DIRECTION:
- From toll Gombak, passing Genting Sempah, Tol Karak
- Exit Bentong (1st exit) after Tol Karak
- Turn right at T-Junction
- Pass thru Bentong town
- Follow the road passing: futsal arena on left.
- Go straight on until you see a turning into Mempaga / Kg lebu
- Turn left at balai raya head to Kg lebu / Raub
- Go straight. Until T-junction, turn left
- Go straight. Until next T-junction turn left
- Go straight for about 2km
- Turn right after you pass milestone (Raub 25km)
- Go straight, you'll reach an off road route, pass a bridge, go straight on until you see a bangsal among palm trees in the plantation on ur left but go straight on.
- You'll see Lembah Temir signage directing you to turn right.
- Go straight. Follow Lembah Temir signs in blue, available at most turnings starting from Mempaga.

FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
(office hours only 9am - 5pm)

HANIF
+6012 211 2259
AIDA
+012 218 9812

FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE EMAIL: lembah.temir@gmail.com
​Please include these info when making your inquiry:
- Name/Company
- Contact details / address
- Number of guests ie. adults and children (2-12 yr)
- Date preference
- Number of nights
- Other relevant info pertaining booking.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

10 INTERNATIONAL BREAKFASTS HEALTHIER THAN YOURS



By Mike Dunphy

If you think the rest of the world is just sucking down cigs and croissants for breakfast, you're sadly mistaken. Take a cue from these countries' better-for-you choices—and get your 'Merica on by welcoming the following healthy breakfast ideas into your life.

Here's the thing about why breakfast is so important: After 6+ hours or sleep, your body is starved of nutrients and needs an injection to fire up its metabolism and return to full operating capacity. Unfortunately, too many Americans feed it nothing but sugar-soaked cereals, juice, or bacon-egg-n-cheeses, ensuring a day of limited productivity (and possibly a lifetime of cholesterol issues).

Other countries may not have our amber waves of grain, but many do offer a healthier breakfast blueprint. Take inspiration from these 10 international breakfasts that contain both the nutrients you need and deliciousness par excellence. None of these is 100 percent perfect—but most likely a lot healthier than yours.


1
TURKEY


It’s difficult not to find fans of the typical Turkish breakfast among nutritionists and gourmands alike. The impressive spread of meze-style dishes starts with olives, tomato, white cheese, parsley (squeezed with lemon) and moves on to eggs, honey, cubanelle peppers, cucumbers, garlic sausage, and savory pastries. The olives are a particularly good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat while the ever-present tea is loaded with antioxidant catechins.

2
ISRAEL



The centerpiece of any good Israeli breakfast is Shakshouka, eggs poached in a tomato and vegetable sauce, best taken alongside salat katzutz—a finely chopped vegetable salad with tomatoes, red onion, parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, and red or green peppers. Like the Turkish breakfast, cheese (especially Tsfatit), olives, and yogurt are common, making the meal low in saturated fat and high in monounsaturated fat, dietary fibers, calcium, riboflavin, and phosphorus.

3
JAPAN

Breakfast in Japan eschews most Western ingredients in favor of steamed rice (or okayu rice porridge), tofu, pickled vegetables, fermented soy beans, dried seaweed, and of course, fish. If any eggs join the spread, they are elegantly rolled into a tamagoyaki omelet. Altogether, it’s extremely low in sugar, and high in goodies like manganese, magnesium, selenium, potassium, and vitamin A. The accompanying green tea adds antioxidants.

4
VIETNAM

A steaming bowl of breakfast Pho usually comes stuffed with a huge variety of vegetables and herbs—cilantro, bean sprouts, mint, spring onion, lime, roasted peanuts, chili, among others. The bone broth also packs perks for your gut, where the gelatin can help seal holes in the intestines. Be warned that not all versions are created equal, and some contain unhealthy amounts of sodium—so it may be best leave most of it in the bowl. Curious about bone broth?

5
EGYPT

The traditional Egyptian breakfast and national dish, Fūl Medames, is thought to date to the time of the pharaohs. The main ingredient, fava beans, are usually stewed overnight and then spiced with cumin, chopped parsley, garlic, onion, lemon juice, and chili pepper. Chopped hard boiled eggs are sometimes added, too. The body benefits just as much as the taste buds, with very low saturated fat, no cholesterol, and lots of fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.

6
COSTA RICA

Black beans—and the heavy amounts of iron, zinc, potassium, thiamin, and folate inside—play a central role in breakfast here. Mixed with rice, spiced with cumin, pepper, and garlic, Gallo Pinto often comes with eggs on the side and a host of vitamin-rich tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, papaya, and plantains. The breakfast might have a lot to do with Costa Rica’s “Blue Zone” designation, given to countries with long-living populations.

7
ICELAND

Icelandic cuisine may not inspire much salivation, but its breakfast is one of the healthiest—and perfect for fending off dark, icy mornings. Hafragrautur, an oatmeal porridge, is is cooked in water or milk before being sprinkled with brown sugar, raisins, and melon seeds; this makes it low in cholesterol and sodium and high in dietary fiber, manganese, and selenium. Add in a shot of omega 3-rich cod liver oil and a few spoonfuls of protein-packed skyr, the semi-tart Icelandic version of Greek yogurt, and you’re ready to get shoveling. Love oats?

8
RUSSIA



Kasha may be all the rage in American health food stores today, but it’s been on tables in Russia for far longer, primarily at breakfast, as a warm porridge made from oats, millet, buckwheat, or semolina. Cooked in milk to give it extra creaminess, it’s topped with butter, spices, dried fruits, or jam. Very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, the porridge is an excellent source of dietary fiber and magnesium, and manganese. The buckwheat version is particularly good at lowering high blood pressure, thanks to the rich supply of flavonoids.

9
MALAYSIA

Breakfast is perhaps the best excuse to dive into supremely delicious Nasi Lemak. Soaked and cooked in coconut milk, rice is garnished with anchovies, cucumbers, roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg, and spicy sambal sauce. It’s traditionally wrapped in a banana leaf, but that’s just a renewable place setting. Yes, there’s a bit more fat than is good for you (eat less rice to reduce), but it’s balanced with lots of manganese, protein, and carbs. The chili in the sambal also boosts the metabolism (depending which nutritionist you talk to).

10
INDIA

The subcontinent’s widespread embrace of vegetarianism means a breakfast healthier than most. In the south, Upma, a thick concoction made from dry roasted semolina is popular. The succulent savory flavor infused by the cumin, green chilies, cilantro, and turmeric also contains a range of nutrients. Turmeric in particularly has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll also benefit from a high dose of selenium, folate, and thiamin, plus the protein and vitamin E and B in the whole grains.

Source: http://www.eatthis.com/breakfast-around-the-world

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