Archive for 2013

Masjid Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Masjid ini terletak di Sri Petaling, di selatan KL. Masjid yang sangat ‘hidup’, di kelilingi oleh hostel dan hotel dan kedai dan segala macam aktiviti terutamanya selepas solat Jumaat pada 30/8/2013, di mana aku salah seorang makmum yang terlewat para hari itu, kerana dalam perjalanan dari Shah Alam.

Masjid ini adalah markaz Jemaah Tabligh seluruh Malaysia. Asrama untuk jemaah dari luar disediakan sebelum dihantar khuruj fi sabilillah.

Terdapat gerai nasi beriyani kambing yang rasanya memang ‘pure’ Pakistan dengan harga RM7 sepinggan. Acar timun dan sekeping papadom termasuk.

Kalau awda mencari pakaian Asia Tengah seperti jubah dan korta, inilah tempatnya. Pilihan dan harga berpatutan.

Masjid Usama Zaid di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

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Masjid ini sangat besar siap dengan bangunan sekolah agama di sebelahnya. Terletak di atas bukit di Wangsa Maju, KL. Masjid moden ini hanya didatangi satu saf makmum sahaja ketika solat asar pada 31/8/2013. Saya salah seorang.  Tanda kiamat sudah hampir.

Malindo Air flies to Miri, Sarawak

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

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For RM109 all-in fare one-way, I flew to Miri from KLIA on 5 July 2013. Not bad considering individual entertainment screen playing blockbuster movies from Asian and western, a small bottle of mineral water, 2 pieces of egg sandwiches and 20 kg luggage, all thrown in that price. And look guy, the plane is new and modern. The aircraft 737-900ER is the latest member of the 737 series, first delivery to Indonesia Lion Air in 2007.

With that, Malindo has lived up to its mantra – not just a low cost.

But the landing was a bit rough in Miri, despite clear weather. Maybe the pilot was fresh from the academy.

Halal food in Miri, Sarawak

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

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This is Taman Seroja foodcourt. Located within walking distant to city center attractions such as Hotel Mega, Hotel Imperial, Miri handicraft center, Bintang Megamall, waterfront, it is an open-air eateries with stalls selling local foods from fried rice, nasi lalapan, nasi campur, noodles, grilled fish, and even soup and soto.  Price are reasonable. Which stall is good? You have to try it for yourself. Soup seems ok, the right-most stall. Sup tulang, as the name implies, is literally sup tulang. Soto comes with rice cubes. A bit overpriced. My friend Julayhi said fried rice at next stall is good. Never tried before.
If you are into nasi lalapan, do not come here. Instead go to its founder. Muara Restaurant at Jln North Yu Seng.

Returning to Miri again

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Miri in Sarawak is a beautiful city. On 5 July 2013, I returned to the city. I found this billboard greeting travellers to the city, while exiting Miri Airport (Airport code MYY).  It was a good feeling to be welcomed in the foreign place. Foreign in the sense that you must go thru immigration checkpoint once you landed in the Miri airport, eventhough you are Malaysian from KL or from other states within Malaysia.

I sure missed few things about Miri, one of them is nasi lalapan, others being road condition going out of city and its nearness to Brunei, which allows you to travel to the small wealthy kingdom with ease. I must say if there is two journeys I must undertake in Borneo, it would be Kuching-Pontianak and Sibu-Kapit.  Well, I will return this coming Malaysia Day to Miri.

By the way, one simple quiz to test your Malaysia knowledge; how many hours it takes for a bus ride from Sibu to Kapit?