iPhone Lighting Dock

NEW – JUST IN!! Introducing my little gift from my hubby!

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As expected from iPhone’s packing, it comes with the dock, a manual in many languages and a 1 year limited warranty.

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From the front, it’s just a simple white dock base with lightning pin. A slimmer version as compared to the old dock where it deeps in for specific-sized iPhones. With this new dock, it can fit for any size iPhone, even iPad mini! Continue to scroll down.

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You are to connect your cable to the back of the dock base and the headset out port for quiet listening. It becomes very useful when the headset out port on your phone is being covered by the dock base when your phone is docked on.

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A good news to me is that it is also compatible with some non-original lightning cable as I have a cable almost everywhere. You can also attach the cable to your computer instead of the power adapter to charge or sync it.

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The dock base is small and has a little weight for iPhone or iPad mini to stand firmly. Love it!

Price : RM149 / S$58 , available on Apple online store.

My Veggie Restaurant, IOI City Mall, Putrajaya

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One of the vegetarian option in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya is this restaurant. It has many choices from Asians, Westerns and kids meal. You can either order dishes to share or individual portions. It have a vast varieties that will spoilt you for choices. It did to me! However, as there’s only 2 of us. We had a taste for something soupy.
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Veggie Bak Kut Teh (RM17.90)

This is always our top choice. It is also their recommended meal. It is a bowl of herbal soup with mushrooms, bean curd slices, vegetarian meat and lettuce. Supplement with a bowl of brown rice. It’s always an appetizing dish for me.

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Assam Laksa (RM13.90)

Also a recommended dish by the restaurant. This is my first time having vegetarian Assam laksa. A spicy soury soup with vegetarian fish, and rice noodles topped with pineapple and cucumber stripes, chili and mint leaves. I love the how the soup taste thick like the non-vegetarian Assam laksa. I would love it more if it’s more sour because my tolerance level towards sour is quite high. Still, it’s appetizing! Yum!

Overall rating : 8/10

Location :
LG-75, Lower Ground Floor,
IOI City Mall, Sepang

Tel : +603 8328 0739

Website : http://www.myvegetarian.my/

Operating hours : 10.00am – 10.00pm

Places to visit in Kuching, Sarawak

The Kuching town is small enough to walk around in less than a day to 2 depending on how much you want to see. Here are some places we went around the town that took us about half a day.

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  • Cat Statue

You cannot miss taking pictures with cat statues in Kuching. Kuching or Kucing means cat in Malay. They can be located at a few inter-junctions but the main one is located in front of the Grand Magherita Hotel.

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  • Chinatown at Carpenter Street

Chinatown, one of the oldest streets in Kuching, welcomes you with an arch facing Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg. This street continuously connects to Jalan Ewe Hai where you many Chinese owned shops, such as shops that sells furniture, jewelries, pawn shop, café and restaurants. The funny thing to me is that if you see a shop selling jewelries, you will see a few more nearby. How competitive.

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  • Tua Pek Kong Temple

Siew San Teng Temple, more famously known as Tua Pek Kong Temple, built in 1770 which survived Japanese invasion time in 1941. It is easily spotted at the inter-junction of Jalan Main Bazaar, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Leboh Temple.

If you wish you make light offering or offer incense, walk through the doorway beside the altar to the back to purchase. Also, inside the temple area, there is an old water well that is now beautifully protected.

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  • Main Bazaar

At the Main Bazaar, you can see many souvenir shops. Sarawak being one of the place that produce birds’ nest and pepper, you can also see many shops along this road selling them as well. The other famous item at this street is the Kuih Lapis (layered cake). The original layered cake is brown in colour but here, they sell them in many different colours, decorations and tastes. You are allowed to try them before buying.

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  • Waterfront

Opposite Main Bazaar shops is the waterfront where there lies a long walkway gives you a chance to stroll by the Santubong River. It’s quite in the morning and a few fruit stalls opens from afternoon. It is the most lively at night when colourful lights light up, restaurants open, and street musicians play. There are also river cruise that give you a short tour to sightsee from the river.

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  • Square Tower

Physically matches its name, was initially a detention camp built for prisoners but was then converted a fortress and then a dance hall. At the time we were there, it is not open for public.

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  • Old Courthouse

At the end of Jalan Main Bazaar, after Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, sits on old courthouse that was built in 1874. It now houses the tourist information centre, café, and museum.

In front of the clock tower at the old courthouse, you can view in line the Charles Brookes monument, Square Tower and the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building.

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  • Sarawak Textile Museum

This building being named The Pavilion was previously a General Hospital up to 1947. Now, this two-story building tells the story of textile production in Sarawak with exhibits of old decorative cloths and clothes made using many different types of textile and metal strips. They also show the traditional clothes of different ethnics in Sarawak.

 Operating hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.45pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10.00am to 4.00pm

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  • General Post Office

Being built in 1931 with Corinthian styled columns is now a post office. Its grand outlook stands out to attract from afar with the expectation of it being a museum rather than a post office.

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  • Wall art by Ernest Zacharevic

Located at Jalan Power near the India Street, a group of wall-painted orang utans welcome you to pose with them. Another beautiful art by Ernest, other than those at Penang and Ipoh.

 

Some of the recommended places outside of Kuching town that we didn’t have time to go. It would take about 1 day each.

  1. Sarawak Cultural Village
  2. Bako National Park

There are many more places to visit. For more information, visit the tourist information centre at the Old courthouse or log on to the Sarawak Tourism website.

Mountek nGroove Grip (MT5000D) : Hands free mobile mount for CD slots

Nowadays many of us do not utilise the CD slots in our cars, instead we play music from our phone or USB drive. At the same time, we will wonder how we could mount our phone around the dashboard.

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I find this mobile mount from Mountek very useful to resolve your headache of finding a right place for your phone, at the meantime making use of your CD slots.

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You can purchase this item from forum.lowyat.net, lelong.my or from it’s website at www.mountekmalaysia.com at RM85 (online promo). The box come with the hands free mount, 2 device rest replacements and a brief guide. It’s easy to mount and use. What I love most is it’s mounted in front of my air-cond which can cool down my phone when I operate the GPS.

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Enjoy your freedom!

Cravings Restaurant, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

An addition to this area, a nice comfy restaurant to spend your lunch, dinner or tea breaks.

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It has Asian food, some tastes familiar to our cultures; Westerns when you have a mood for Americans or Italians; little leaf indicators for Vegetarian diners; and never forgetting our little ones’ appetite for kids meal.

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Wild Mushroom Baked Penne (RM14.90)

Without the little leaf indicator, I would still think that this dish can be suitable for Vegetarian. Although you see just simple ingredients of cheese, fresh button mushrooms, penne and a little garlic in this dish, I have grown to like it to finish it to the last bit because it doesn’t give you the heavy feel of too much cheese or cream. It’s a comeback for me.

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Mario M Burger (RM18.90)

Grilled Portobello mushrooms with caramelised onions and oyster mushrooms sandwiched by lettuce, tomato, and buttered toast burger bun spread with mushroom sauce on lower bun and mayonnaise on top bun. A meat free burger with full of juicy flavours, though a little salty for my taste. So, the bun helps to reduce the saltiness of the mushrooms and onions. A more than a mouthful big burger is served with fries.

Drinks – they do serve some nice looking drinks but so far I have been too full to order one because they provide a bottle of water free. Cakes and drinks would be on my list for the next visit!

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Currently, there’s offer of 20%-30% off on selected menu daily, except for Sundays, kids age 3-12 have kids meal for free for every RM20 spent (other terms and conditions applies).

Overall rating: 8/10

Location:
16, Ground Floor,
Jalan Temenggung 25/9,
Bandar Mahkota Cheras,
43200 Cheras.

Tel: +603 9011 8263

They have another outlet at Cheras.

Cravings Kitchen & Bistro
Tesco Extra Cheras
Ground Floor, Lot G33
No.2, Jalan Midah 2,
Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603 9131 3629