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Friday, February 23, 2007

And so the A levels' results are released after CNY and it should be next Friday =//
Ok nvm, shall not think about it for the time being..

In the mean time, I'm going to Kukup in Malaysia tomorrow with my colleagues from my unit to have seafood lunch! Have found this article from the internet about Kukup:

Kukup Laut, a very unique and a century old fishing village built entirely on stilts on the sea surrounded by water, is the southmost village found at the southwest tip of the Peninsular of West Malaysia, and suppose to be the southmost village found in the Continental of Asia.Located about 70 kilometres away from Johor Bahru, and 20 kilometres from Pontian, Kukup Laut has only one road to access by land. It may be reached by sea boarding ferry leaving World Trade Center in Singapore daily. The entire village is linked by jetty also built on stilts on sea. This place is famous of its seafood. It's geographically and ideally shadowed by one of the world's largest mangrove swamp island - Kukup Island along which numerous fish-farms bob up and down on the surface of the Kukup Sea.

The Fishing Village Resort is now famous and very popular not only to the Malaysian, but also to the Singaporean as well as foreign tourists. They come to Kukup to taste the famous, cheap and fresh seafood of all varieties of cooking. They wanted to witness for themselves life of the fishermen living in houses built on stilts. They wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. They wanted to admire the beautiful seascape and marvellous sunsets. They wanted to feel the cooling sea breeze touching tenderly and welcome them warmly. They wanted to see how fishes were caught and how they were reared. They wanted to get for themselves as well as their friends and relatives local varities, native products, watches and souvenirs at very low prices. They can sing Karaoke, barbecue, fishing, sightseeing, boat-touring, visiting the fish farm, playing mahjong under the moonlight, taste the wonderful spicy and delicious seafood and relax with only RM 65 - RM 120 (approxiamately US$15 - US$30) per person all inclusive.

Kukup Laut, as you will see for yourselves here, is an old fishing village with history of a century old. Its unique of a fishing village built entirely on stilts above the sea, linked by concrete jetty from house to house. As recent statistic shown, this old fishing village is occupied by some 1,000 residents wholly from the Chinese race. Out of a total of 172 houses, about 57 are used as Holiday Chalets. The village will be flooded with flow of tourists on Saturdays and Sundays. Tourists especially from Singapore like to tour and stay here in groups very frequently because of the economic and cheap expenditures, warm hospitality and many interesting places to be visited. Normally one will only have to spend about RM 50 - RM 150 (about US$14 - US$38) in Kukup, and they will get a lots back: seafood lunch/dinner, barbecue, breakfast, sightseeing, karaoke, visiting fish farm in boat and etc. They can shop here very cheap watches, clothing, and native products. The village is very well organised by a committe. This committee headed by the local Chief Community Leader Mr. Tan Soo Puan, helps the Government to keep the place well run and peaceful, as well as well developed. With the initiation of the Community Leader, the Committee started to reconstruct the bridge-road replacing wooden bridge-road with concrete bridge-road. At present, most of the bridge-roads were built with concrete though still were on stilts erected on the sea. Mr. Tan Soo Puan, or commonly known as Mr. William, is the present Community Leader or in Malay, they addressed him as Ketua Masyarakat (In Malay, Ketua = Leader, Masyarakat = Community). He is respected by all residents of Kukup, and anything happened here, normally people will go to him for help. Besides managing the administration of the Community, Mr William is also the present Chairman to the Parents & Teachers Association of the local Chinese School: Ken Boon Chinese Primary School.

(Source: http://kukupnet.tripod.com/intro.htm )

Sounds good! :)

* S H A T T E R E D 11:37 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Random entries.

* I've lost my MP3 player :( Put it in the front pocket of my bag and I think somebody stole it.(Pocket was open in a way which looks like it was stolen because Karen and Ailing should be able to notice if it dropped.) Though I was thinking of getting a new iPod nano some time before this,but dropped the idea thereafter as my muvoslim is apparently still working pretty well, this shouldn't happen! Was with Karen and Ailing. Thanks to them who helped console me. Ailing even said, in chinese, if the old doesn't go, the new doesn't come. Haha, what an appropriate saying in this festive period! Ahhh oh well. It would really be good to get an iPod nano la but before I have the money to get one (after CNY ha), I would really feel weird without an MP3 player...

Hmm iPod nano is evidently more worth than my just-lost Creative muvoslim - iPod has colour and can put photos. Just no radio though. Nvm, my handphone has radio. (And price of the two players are about the same.)

* Working makes my weekends busy =/ I do need time to rest and catch my drama serials online! >.<

* The donuts from donut factory are delicious and yummy! had to queue but felt no regrets after the first bite I had after I reached home. It's in the MarketPlace at Raffles City. From what i know, there's always a long queue for its donuts. Prices are reasonable. A box of 6 for $6.00 (assorted) and a box of 12 for $11.00 (assorted), i.e. each donut being a dollar or less. Reasonable for such delicious donuts. Bought a box of 6.

* 'A' levels results are coming out soon -shakes head- (PLEASE RELEASE IT AFTER CHINESE NEW YEAR...)

Okay, anyway another week of work before the very wonderful long weekend break. So shall go now...Goodnight and tata~

* S H A T T E R E D 9:39 PM