Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tropical Spice Garden, Penang.

It was quite a late post.

My friends and I went to Tropical Spice Garden beginning of this month. After such a long time, only I blog about it.

Tropical Spice Garden is located at Teluk Bahang, Penang. The place it situated was actually a place that it was once being abandoned. Thereafter, David and Rebecca Wilkinson together with a talented team transformed it into this garden with unique design and soul into a remarkable eco-tourism venture.

This garden was actually taking 1.5 years to complete. the work involved work of harmonising over 500 species of tropical flora. They preserve much of the original indigenous flora and fauna while maintaining the original topography of the site. A lot of trees were left undisturbed, which become good shelters for the visitors. The team has also re-routed the water from a waterfall nearby. We can hear a the voice water at many corners inside the garden.

Okay, let's see how Tropical Spice Garden looks like.

This is the counter where we make payment.

The prices as stated as their website are as follow:
- Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) : RM35 (self-guided), RM55 (guided tour)
- Adult : RM14 (self-guided), RM22 (guided tour)
- Child : RM8 (self-guided), RM8 (guided tour)

I actually not really sure with the price, as we actually went there with the vouchers I bought from group purchase, Everyday.

Besides visiting the garden, there is also a restaurant and a shop for you to buy the products.

We didn't take our lunch over there, so there is no photo for the restaurant.

It's quite a nice trip. However, it rained at the middle of our trip. Or else, I guess we will stay there for longer time.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Silicon Valley Comes To Malaysia

I come across to this event today. It's a great event for those who is want to be an entrepreneur or those who are already an entrepreneur. It's organized by on 20th and 21st October in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Interestingly, there a lot of wonderful people coming to this conference, including the co-founder of Youtube, Jawed Karim, and founder of LinkedIn, Konstantin Guericke.

Let's see the tentative whether does it attract you.

Thursday, 20th October 2011
0800 – 0900

Registration of Participants
Arrival of Guests & Media
0900 – 1030

Inaugural Session

Welcome remarks
Dhakshinamoorthy Balakrishnan, Founder,
Opening address
YBhg Dato’ Badlisham Ghazali
Chief Executive Officer, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)
Keynote Address and Launch of
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
1030 – 1100

Coffee Break
1100 – 1200

Keynote Session:
The story of Linkedin - How to pioneer and sustain success?
How to manage and leverage your relationships and network to do so?
by Konstantin Guericke, Co-founder, Linkedin
1200 – 1330

1330 – 1430

Panel Session:
The importance of mentorship in startup incubation and acceleration

Dr Sivapalan, co-founder of AllStars!
Paul Bragiel, Co-founder of Lefora, Partner at i/o Ventures
Dan Bragiel, Principal at i/o Ventures
Christina A. Brodbeck, Co-founder and CEO,
Jonas Kjellberg, First Marketing Director and VP of Sales at Skype, Founder of Gear Up Ventures
1430 – 1515

Keynote Session:
The rise Super Angels: how will this new generation of angels create more funding opportunities for entrepreneurs?
by Naval Ravikant, Super Angel and Founder of AngelList, investor in Twitter and FourSquare
1515 – 1545

Coffee Break
1545 – 1645

Interview by Seema Mody (CNBC): From rock stars to tech celebrities
by Shawn Fanning, Co-founder of Napster
by Steve Koskie, Co-founder of (with Black Eyed Peas’
1645 - 1730


Friday, 21st October 2011
0800 – 0900

Registration of Participants
Arrival of Guests & Media
0900 – 0910

​Welcome by Rebeca Hwang, co-Founder,, and
0910 – 0930

Opening Remarks
YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah,
Deputy Minister of Higher Education & GEW Malaysia Patron
0930 – 1030

Keynote Address: The story of Priceline. How to overcome criticism of your idea?
by Jeff Hoffman, Co-founder of (and member of the founding executive team), former CEO of
1030 – 1100

Coffee Break
1100 – 1230

Keynote Session: Intellectual Property and Inventions – how to protect your idea in the global landscape?
by Patrick Ennis, Head of Global Technology at Intellectual Ventures
1230 – 1430

Lunch & Friday Prayers
1430 – 1515

Panel Discussion:
Globally born startups – how to leverage the ‘story’ of the team for fundraising and PR?

​​Bob Chua, CEO & Executive Chairman, Pulse Group PLC
​​Kulveer Taggar, Co-founder of Auctomatic and Tagstand
Henrik Scheel, Co-founder and CEO, SPUTNiK5
Philippe Lee, Founder of JadeStudioProductions
Saad Khan, Partner at CMEA
1515 - 1545

Coffee Break
1545 – 1645

1645 - 1700

Closing Remarks:
Dhakshinamoorthy Balakrishnan, Founder,
Rebeca Hwang, Co-Founder,
Source from:

It looks interesting, isn't it?

Click HERE for the details.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Namewee At 1st Avenue

I believe a lot of Malaysians know about Namewee nowadays.
He is famous of putting facts and things happen in Malaysia into musics and songs.
He now put it into a movie, Nasi Lemak 2.0.

Have you watch it?
If you don't, and if you plan to watch, better watch it faster?
Rumours are saying that Nasi Lemak may be taken off from screen earlier than it planned.

Namewee came to 1st Avenue, Penang to promote Nasi Lemak 2.0 last Thursday.

Can you see the crowds?
It show how famous the movie is.
Some even say, it's a 'must watch' movie for Malaysian.

The event started at 8.30pm.
The MC showed out first.

Then, it's Namewee's turn.
The crowds are shouting 'WALAO EH' to call out Namewee onto the stage.

There are also some games played with the the audience.

See this.

What are they doing?

They are rushing to buy Namewee-related things in order to take it for Namewee to give his signature on the things.

Nasi Lemak 2.0 and Namawee are kinda popular now in Malaysia, aren't them?

Sunday, 18 September 2011

My Tutorial Posts Regarding OSKIC Last Year (2010)

OSKIC trial version will start tomorrow. It gives those who don't really familiar with stock trading a chance to have some practice before the real competition starts.

Similar to last year, a number of friends are asking me on how to trade stock and so on.

I post here few posts that I posted last year on tutorial in trading in OSKIC. However, I am not sure whether is the platform for this year is same or not. But, these posts can still be referred I guess.

1. How To Trade In OSKIC
2. How To Read the Trading Board In OSKIC
3. Buy and Sell in OSKIC
4. How To Calculate Cost In OSKIC
5. How To Calculate Cost In OSKIC (Selling)
6. How To Read The Game Portfolio In OSKIC
7. Adding Stocks Into Favourite List In OSKIC
8. Some Useful Websites To Share With OSKIC Players

Note: for the cost calculation, the transaction cost in OSKIC this year is fixed at 0.6%

Group Purchase - Western Food With Dessert at Prangin Mall

I earned RM330.35 in Everyday's affiliation program last month.
Now, I start to using the store credit.

I bought an offer today.
It's a western food with dessert at Prangin Mall.
It's only RM5.50 which is 53% cheaper than usual. (Normal price: RM11.80)

Click here for the deal.

Recently, I will check out the deals inside group purchase web everyday.
It's a good idea. Group purchase really help us to save a lot of money, isn't it?

Previously, I was worrying that it was another way of cheating money.
But, after I tried it, I like it. It's a great idea.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

OSKIC 2011 Photo Mini Competition

There is one mini competition on photo.

The rules are simple.
All we need to do is to post a photo of ourselves in promoting OSKIC using the most creative method.

The photo must contain:
1. ourself
2. OSKIC related images
3. our university name/logo

I decided to join this competition.

This is the photo I posted for participating.


Do you like it?

If you do, click 'like' and comment for my photo in Facebook.

- My photo for competition (note: you have to like OSKIC Facebook page before you can like my photo)
- OSKIC's Facebook
- OSKIC web

Monday, 12 September 2011

Happy Mooncake Festival!

Anything special for today?

It's Mooncake Festival!
It's one of the most famous festival for Chinese.

During Mooncake Festival, mooncake becomes a superstar.

So, have you eaten mooncake today?

I actually missed the past.
Last time, my neighbourhood would organized a celebration party.
People in my neighbourhood would gather together, play together and eat mooncake together.
The kids would be taking the lantern walking around the area.
It's so fun.

But now, no more celebration over here.
I feel so miss on the past.


Friday, 9 September 2011

OSKIC 2011 Roadshow At KDU, Penang

OSKIC came to Penang to have roadshows.
There was roadshow in INTI International College yesterday.
Today, it's at KDU from 10am to 3pm.

I woke up early today to visit there.

After it starts, people were coming in.
A lot of people were registering at the counters.

Goodies bag will be given to those who registered in the road show.
So, students in KDU, what are you waiting for? Go down to register yourself to grab the goodies bag!

There were quizzes held every hour.
Prizes will be given to the winner too.

Haha. It's quite a good roadshow.
It makes me feeling more excited toward the contest this year.

There are also roadshows on next week!

12 Sept (Monday) : SEGI Damansara
13 Sept (Tuesday) : KL Metrooilitan University

Find out more about OSKIC at or OSKIC Facebook.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Job Interview Yesterday

I went for job interview yesterday.
Well, I guess not much people know about it.
And, not much people know which firm I went for the interview.

Okay, let me say over here.
I went interview at Honglim & Associates, an audit firm.
It locates at Wisma KGN, near Penang island's jetty.

I felt so nervous before the interview.
I really wished that I would succeed.

So, how was it?
Yea, passed.
The boss gave me few more days to make final consideration whether to join them or not.
I think I don't need to do too much of consideration already.
I have surveyed about it before.
I felt happy to join them.

The salary offered, within my expectation, and I satisfied about it.

How much is it?
Well, I think it's better to keep it confidential.
Salary is a sensitive issue, isn't it?

Okay, now, I think I will reply to them next Monday to confirm my willingness of joining.

Friends, good luck to me ya!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

My New Shoe

I guess a lot of people may surprise on something.

In sudden, I am going for a job interview tomorrow.
I feel a bit nervous of it.
Hope that I can still get into sleep tonight.

My old formal shoe was spoilt during my internship.
For tomorrow's interview, I need to seek for a new shoe.
I went Georgetown to seek for my shoe.

It was a tough mission for me.
Due to insufficient fund, my budget for shoe is only RM100.
It limited the choices.
Moreover, I was searching for shoe with size of 12.
Quite a big shoe ya.

I looked for a many shops.
When I found shoe I want, mostly there is no size for me.

When I almost gave up finding shoe in Prangin Mall,
a great shop appeared.
I found shoes and they are within my budget.
I asked the boss and he told me he has shoes for my sizes.
I tried it. And I bought it. It costs me RM49.

What makes me feel satisfied is that,
the boss is friendly.
We were talking for 20 minutes I guess before I left the shop.

A thumb up for the shop as well as the boss.
I will feel happy to visit that shop again next time.

Well, that shop is Mirano Shoe Enterprise.

Monday, 5 September 2011

OSKIC 2011 Is Starting!

Finally, I saw the announcement from OSKIC in their Facebook today.
OSKIC is now back!

I glanced through the web.
This year, OCKIC is going to be more interesting!

Last year, there were individual prize and university prize.
This year, there are group contest as well as lecturer contest.
Cool, interesting, isn't it?

Furthermore, the prize is even more attractive.
The winner for individual category will have RM25,000 while RM30,000 for group category!
More prizes are giving out this year!

Well, for those who don't know what's OSKIC, its full name is actually OSK Investment Challenge.
It's a competition on stock market.
It gives students to have a better understanding on how the financial market works.
It gives students also the opportunity on gaining experience in the stock market.

It's good to join, isn't it?
It's a good chance for those who wish to learn about stock market investment to learn about it.

Let's try! Good luck!

OSKIC website:

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Logo's Hope: Book Fair On Ship

There are a lot of book fair recently, right?

Well, have you been to book fair which held on ship?
There is one in Penang recently.
The ship, Logo's Hope shipped to Penang to have a book fair in Penang.
It will be staying in Penang until 25th September 2011.

Venue: Ship Deck, Swettenham Pier
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday : 10.00am- 10.00p.m
Sunday: 1.00pm- 10.00pm
Entry fee: RM1.00
Closed on Mondays

After you enter, you will be given some information here.
A video will be played for you to know about Logo's Hope.

One interesting to know is that,
you won't see the pricing in RM or any currency on the book.
You will see the pricing like '100 units'.

What it means with '100 units'?

100 units = RM8.00

Means, if you saw a book that priced at 250 units, it means, that book costs RM20.00.

Some history of Logo's Hope.

Let's get in!

Remember to pay for the books you want ya!

This is the second section.
It's mostly academic books.

What's interesting is this....

In a simple words, it cost you for only RM40 for 3 books.

It's worth, isn't it?

Let's see the next section.
There is a series of pictures to tell a story on a persons who waste his time in doing the wrong thing.
He then regretted and back to home to say sorry.

Well, it's quite a meaningful story.

There are also a corner for you to have some break, to have some foods or drinks.

There is also a corner for kids.

There are also exhibition on Logo's Hope.

Well, it's a great and new experience.

Do you notice one thing?

You will see me in yellow shirt and white shirt.

I changed clothes?

Nope. I went twice.
I went yesterday, and I went again today.