[Craft Store] Location: #Oldtown, #Petaling Jaya

In these series, I’ll be sharing local art and crafts supply stores that I explored on my weekends.  If you are looking for specific category of products, you may be able to find it here.

If you have any specific stores that you want me to explore, please do let me know in the comment. I would love to explore it.

If you are looking for tailoring items, ribbons and tickers this will be the nearest perfect place within Petaling Jaya.

There are few shops located at the back of public bank and Watson is selling these items in affordable price.

They are also selling maniacs in small quantity so that you can afford to buy in varieties.

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[Street Life] Pasar Seni #KualaLumpur

I never thought being early at street and witness the daily life can teach me life changing lessons. From ordinary people to a beggar, it requires consistent hard work to survive. The street lives I had witnessed had inspired me to work harder. The daily hustle of ordinary people reminds me how laid back I am. So far, it’s been a great motivation for my life. Thus, I have created these series, hoping it will inspire you too.

All pictures shared here are mostly captured on early morning to best reflect the hustles. All snaps are taken within Malaysia unless stated otherwise.

The sweeper who is working hard on weekend for that low salary because he has family to feed. 

The feeling of ignored on our country when we are struggling to secure a job while foreigners are easily starting up a business.

The hardship of surviving of ignored and abandoned people in the city. Life is not fair for everyone. Surviving is the most things in life.


This young couple are around their 70’s wondering around city holding hand. What a great message for a great marriage life.

The Story of #Hibiscus (#BungaRaya) Malaysia’s (our) National Flower

Location: #NationalPark, #KualaLumpur

Without doubt, Hibiscus is one of our nation’s pride.

First of all, let’s see why the Hibiscus is chosen as national flower back in 1958 after a year of independence. Out of many suggested flowers, Hibiscus won the crown to be Malaysia’s national flower.

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia, called Bunga Raya in Malay. Introduced into the Malay Peninsula in the 12th century, it was nominated as the national flower in the year 1958 by the Ministry of Agriculture amongst a few other flowers, namely ylang ylang, jasmine, lotus, rose, magnolia, and medlar. On 28 July 1960, it was declared by the government of Malaysia that Hibiscus rosa-sinensis would be the national flower.

The word bunga in Malay means “flower”, while raya in Malay means “celebratory” or “grand”. The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is literally known as the “celebratory flower” in Malay. The red of the petals symbolizes the courage, life, and rapid growth of the Malaysian, and the five petals represent the five Rukun Negara of Malaysia. The flower can be found imprinted on the notes and coins of the Malaysian ringgit. (Source: Wikipedia)

Long ago, this flower is widely seen at roads, highways, houses and schools. It’s broadly used as a fence for residential areas.

Time flies, technology changed the way we live. People can afford steel electronic gates. Every residential area requires security system. Safe living requires protection. People started to fall for cactus than to local flowers.

I rarely see them nowadays. I almost started to miss these flower.

Luckily, I got a chance to discover some rare typed of hibiscus recently. I’m overly excited see them in bulk so I took some snaps of them to keep unto my memories.

Isn’t it so beautiful?


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[#tamakaTravelLog] #Pangkor the Beach #Lumut

Date: 22 April 2017 Days: 2 days

Being a “Perakian”, I have never been to Pangkor until April this year.

It was a sudden plan by my mom. She is approached by her friend who is also our neighbour. This is the first time she had asked me to bring her to a trip. So, I agreed to her request without a second thought.

This is my first time visit to Pangkor. Although, it was a simple getaway, Pangkor impressed me. It’s such a beautiful heaven indeed.

We had rented a chalet typed room with only MYR100 at Teluk Nipah. To our surprise, the room can be easily accommodate by 4/5 people. It also comes with an extra bed. That means the average cost per person is only MYR20. The owner of the chalet is a cool guy. He didn’t even bother how many of us are staying in a room. *Mind voice: I should have brought my entire family. The bathroom is slightly narrow where it’s purposely design such a way to allocate more space for the bed. Who want the bathroom when the beautiful beach is just five minutes away by walking distance?

On our first day, we visited the famous Pangkor Kaaliyaman temple. The temple is still under renovation and to be completed very soon.

Then, we rented a van with MYR80 p/day to tour the Island. The driver also carries tour guy role. He is an Indian. After a long chat, we found out the guy is our long distance relation. The world is getting smaller by the day.

We started with Pangkor Muzium tour (obviously, this is not my mom’s kind of stuff). After that, a Chinese temple, a jetti, the dok, the famous handmade mee company, the low priced seafood shop, the Pangkor helipad, the best snorkelling areas, the beaches and good value hotels.

Then, we settled in our rooms to enjoy our home cooked lunch. Right after the lunch, we decided not to waste time. We changed our dress and headed to beach. It seems like we couldn’t be bothered by 4pm.

The beach is just a five minutes away from our stay. A well kept beach with crystal clear water is home for living corals. There are few small islands located few distance away from main beach which is good for coral visit. This beach view is too overwhelming for eyes. I didn’t know Pangkor beaches can be this entertaining and stress relieve beauty.

It seems like my mom couldn’t resist the very eye catching beach, so she decided to jump into waves to enjoy the sea water. She also enjoyed the little swing with her own singing talent. I rarely see a smile in her face. Witnessing her joy is the best thing happened to me in this trip. I videotaped of her swing happiness to keep it unto my memory.

There are also many water motorsport activities available with reasonable price to boost enjoyment. This time I have decided to skip them and will try them in my next visit.

For dinner, we enjoyed wet kuew tiew and fresh shellfish. Since the seafood is so fresh here, so I have decided to try the shellfish after so many years and it didn’t disappoint me.

On late night, we had a walk and bought some souvenirs. To my surprise my mom bought me a ke chain for my car. This is the first time she is buying a souvenir for me and I’m so impressed. I want her to do the selection for me so I have decided to keep my choices to myself. This is one of the precious gifts I ever received. Thanks mom.

The next morning, I woke up early and decided to take a walk to the beach. These crazy people love the beach so much until they have decided to get wet as early as 7pm. Crazzzy.

The morning scenery is way more beautiful. I think I sat on those rocks for more than an hour until I couldn’t realise the tide and I lost my shoes to the sea.(maybe she had an eye on my shoes I guess)

Then, we did nothing much but get wet all day long until we get tired and decided to go home around 3pm.

I’m planning for second visit to this place on coming August with my whole family.

Till then, wait for my Pangkor II post.

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tatta, (Bubbye)

#tamaka

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[#tamakaTravelLog] A day in Kuala Kubu Bahru #Selangor

Date: 1 January 2017 Days: 2 days

This is my second year of lonely short road trip I did on New Year. This time I picked Kuala Kubu Bahru located at outskirt of Selangor. I always fascinated by this small town that carries a lot of unique things on its own.

This calm village style place is famous for its people, food, dam, river, waterfall, water sports and for its greenery. This is definitely a perfect place for a road trip. I wish I would have had a buddy to boost the energy of this road trip.

Yet, I would say I had enjoyed this road trip to the max. I met two strangers whom on their 50’s and followed them to their relative’s house. This was the highlight of the trip where I’m not sure of what I was doing but I had my most memorable moments at this stranger’s house. We stuck here for an hour due to heavy rain. But it was a perfect timing to enjoy the environment.

I hope I can continue my road trip adventure on every New Year.

Here are some of the snaps that I took along this road trip.

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