Saturday, May 31, 2008

Younger Years @ Taman Genting Kuala Lumpur 1977

My old pal, Jack Lim from Segamat but now residing at Kota Baru just emailed me this old photo we took way back in 1977 in Taman Genting, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. The place was our rented home and the third guy is Tan Teow Choon.. Just miss all the hairs I used to have.Rugged & cool bro....................................

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lunch @ Sengfatt Paramount Garden

Paramount Garden, SS20, Petaling Jaya is slowly becoming a place to reckon for lunches or dinners. There are old eatery shops with new ones sprouting. Food pricing here are generally reasonable and affordable. In order for the eatery shops to survive, the food quality has to be good as competition here is very keen.

My first visit to this shop "Restoran Paramount Sengfatt", the place is located at an end lot annexed to a side lorong. The place is clean and conducive. Simple Tofu with anchovies & oyster sauce
Assam curry fish - Good
Claypot - pork belly with salted fish
Stir fried vege "Kailan" with prawns, fishcake & pork.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chinese Food in Abu Dhabi

Our revisit to this Restaurant "Red Castle" since our first trip to Abu Dhabi and most importantly, our eating pick of the trip was this place is the best palatable meal among all meals we had for the last 7 days. Besides this Chinese restaurant we have also patronised another restaurant the previous night at a place called "Beijing Restaurant".
General rule of thumb, we would check the nationality of the chef of the restaurant before deciding to patronise a particular restaurant so that the chances of eating authentic Chinese meals is better. There are a lot of Chinese Restaurants in Abu Dhabi but many of them engaged Indian Chefs, hence you will get Indianised Chinese dishes....

Everyone enjoyed the food at Red Castle, we had:-Fried egg with bitter gourd.Stir fried ‘Tong Or‘ vegetable.Plain noodle soup.Steamed pork belly.

And the damage was 111 Dirhams (about RM95)There were lots of fellow Malaysian expratriates dining that night at this place.Before the meal we were served these:-

Just imagine this meal is considered the best for the trip in the Land of the Arabic World......

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cars of Abu Dhabi

These are the cars on the road of Abu Dhabi, relatively cheap and no road tax at all........
All kind of every available car on the globe.

Illegal parking seen everywhere as parking space is scarce.

One thing for sure the cars found on the roads of Abu Dhabi or maybe in any Arab land is definitely of great envy. In Abu Dhabi Suvs are very popular.

Cars are cheap and no road tax required. in AD in amounts on the cars is every increasing problem of car parking has becpme acute. Note these illegal parking habit which is rampant everywhere. But there was a few instances that I was informed of police issuing summons for illegal parking.Talking about police, please do not think of ‘settlement' with police. Don't try in Ad & Dubai. These policemen are all well taken care by the government hence your attempt will back fire with you ended up behind bars.

this car like me....

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The amasing construction of this Grand Mosque.

Construction started since 2001 and it is still on going…
The late KingSheikh Zayed was laid here.
Saray artisans worked for more than three years hand-inlaying intricate patterns of flowering vines onto 1,054 white marble columns for the entrance and side arcades of this remarkable mosque which opened in 2007. The hundreds and thousands of rare and beautiful cut stones used in the columns include lapis lazuli, amethyst, onyx, aventurine and mother-of-pearl.
Main banner at top: Inlaid columns looking towards the night sky.

Opening in Autumn 2007, Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque will be one of the largest Mosques in the world; able to accommodate more than 30,000 worshipers.

Named after His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late President of the UAE, the structure covers an area of more than 22,000 square metres and some 210,000 cubic metres of concrete and 33,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement was used in its construction.
The beautiful Mosque is completely clad in marble and also features intricate Islamic decoration and carvings as well as extensive landscaping works. The architectural design of the mosque as a landmark building focused on the factors that would make a lasting impression on the worshipper

One of the main Prayer Hall.

Thicky & colourful carpet.

Beautiful ceiling.
Rack of Qurans ready for prayer.
Ventilation outlet..

Open for male & female visitors.
The many of this clock @ the Grand Mosque.