Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pertubuhan Amal Seri Sinar Recycling Centre, Hulu Langat 23 August 2011

It was a great pleasure meeting Dr. Eadon Ching, who exudes a highly calm demeanour. This is the trait I have yet to grasp and how I wish I could just absorb it all from him.

You can donate - wearable clothes, shoes, bags, toys, newspapers, magazines, plastic, glass, aluminum cans, electrical items, usable furnitures. There is also pick up service for bulky items.

Great, I found another trustable option where I can drop my collection of recycleable items, besides Tzu Chi.

Tradition and Custom Museum, Alor Gajah. Melaka 21 August 2011

RM2 for adult. RM1 for child.
9am to 530pm. Closed on Monday.
Located at Alor Gajah  town.
Direction - North-South Highway and exit at Simpang Ampat Interchange. It is the 1st exit in the state of Melaka. After toll, turn left at a roundabout towards Simpang Ampat and follow signboard to Alor Gajah.

The side view.
The exhibits consist of traditional customs of malay weddings.

Minangkabau wedding.

Malay wedding.

Collection of Malay archipelago's bridal costumes.

Turtle Management Centre, Kg Padang Kemunting, Melaka 20 August 2011

The walk from Ismah Beach Resort to Turtle Management Centre. Both are situated next to each other.

We were here with MNS, to watch turtle lays eggs. The lay-eggs season is from April to September.

Hatchery which is just next to the beach. Lovely.

Spotted the hole !

The entrance to the centre.

A small gallery inside the centre.

A talk was given by the MNS and WWF staffs.

Tools for measuring the hatchlings before releasing them. 

Released hatchling at the beach. We were told to form two lines on the beach, perpendicular to the sea. The hatchlings were released by the MNS guides. The torch light was shone to guide the hatchling to the sea.

At about 1115pm, a hawksbill, the only turtle species in Melaka was spotted laying eggs on the beach front of the centre.

Releasing Hawksbill Hatchling at Ismah Beach Resort 20 August 2011

At 645pm, the staff brought some hatchlings for the resort guests to release at the beach in front.

Hawksbill hatchlings are almost black in colour.

En released her hatchling.

The hatchling crept toward the open sea.

Sunset at the beach.

Pantai Padang Kemunting, Pengkalan Balak, Melaka 20 August 2011

Wide beaches.

It's not white soft sand but it's clean and quiet.

Sea water is like in the last stretch of PD beaches.

Dad digged the sand for making a fire.

It drizzled and the ground sheet was put to good use.

Cooking. Noodles with eggs, sweet potatoes, corn and asparagus. 

Asparagus marinated with olive oil only.

I found this organic instant noodles from BMS organic shop.
Noodles are made from wheat flour and sea salt. They are steamed, not fried.
Powder ingredients - sea salt, cumin, coriander powder, sugar, pepper, leek, ginger, garlic and soy sauce powder(GMO free).

Ismah Beach Resort, Kg Padang Kemunting, Melaka 20 August 2011

Pantai Padang Kemunting is just across the road of Ismah Beach Resort.

Pantai Padang Kemunting view from Ismah Beach Resort. 
I like the fact that, you can park your vehicle in front of your chalet.

Front view of the chalet.

The table and chairs at the porch were convenient for food preparation.
Hui sliced the cucumber and En made the sandwich.


Superior room with 3 single beds. RM120nett per night with 2 free adult breakfast.

Cupboard with cloths hangers and bathroom with heater.

With a beach in front of Ismah Resort, we were not interested in the pool at all.

Superior room 505 is the best, with garden table and benches under the tree and also extra space beside it.

From Alor Gajah to Masjid Tanah, the roads are lined with rambutan trees. Almost each house has one or more rambutan trees.
Direction to Kg Padang Kemunting : North South Highway - exit at Simpang Ampat (first exit in the state of Melaka). After toll, turn left at a roundabout towards Simpang Ampat (hardly a town) & follow signboard to Alor Gajah.
At Alor Gajah town, follow signboard to Masjid Tanah. It should take approx 30-40mins from toll exit to Masjid Tanah.
Turn left at cross junction (with traffic light) at Masjid Tanah. Turn right at T-junction with traffic light (with clock tower opposite the traffic light). You will pass by police station on your left, and TNB building on your right.
Turn left at 1st traffic light (i.e follow signboard to Pengkalan Balak/Kuala Sg. Bharu/Tj Bidara). Go straight and you will see a roundabout, go straight till you reach the dead end. Turn left and look for Ismah Beach Resort which is after the Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre.

Barber at Masjid Tanah town.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Evergreen Adventure Sdn Bhd - outdoor gear shop 19 August 2011

A friend introduced us to this shop that sells outdoor gears. We spent a long time here, admiring cool stuffs which we wish to get. Some of the brands they carry are MagLite, Deuter, Coleman, Eastpak etc.

Cooking tools.

Foldable chairs.

Collapsible water container.

Cool kettle! :)

Hiking sticks.

It's located at 46, Jalan Kilang Midah, Taman Midah, Cheras. 03 - 9173 3000

Rainbow in test tube and Making rubber ball @PSN 16 August 2011

Our experiments today.

Bottles of liquid that vary in density.
It varies in the amount of ethyl alcohol. 

Used a pipette to drop 5ml of each liquid contents into the test tube.

Red liquid which contains only water and red food colouring, sank to the bottom.
Purple liquid has only ethyl alcohol float on top.

Hui drew rainbow on her worksheet.

Making of rubber ball.
Pour 5ml of water into the glue.

Drop some food colouring.

Add in Borax, 5ml at a time and stir. The liquid became half solid.
solid rubber ball.