Thursday, July 10, 2014

Why was Brickfield name Brickfields? Answer

While sharing a car with some classmates on the way to a lunch get-together in Ukay Heights, we passed Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, a classmate remark: "Do you know why Brickfields named such?"

According to him, in the early days, Brickfield was very muddy and filed with houses made of mud and ....(forgot). When the British came, they ordered that house be build using bricks and that was the reason Brickfields was named Brickfields.

I did a little research and found that he was not too far off at Wikipedia - Brickfields. It seems Kuala Lumpur was flooded in 1881 following a fire earlier which destroyed the town's buildings made of wood and atap (thatching). Frank Swettenham, the Selangor British Resident ordered that buildings be made of bricks and tiles instead.

Kapitan Yap Ah Loy responded by purchasing a big piece of land where the current Brickfields is located and started a brick industry to supply bricks for the rebuilding of Kuala Lumpur. Thus the area was famous for producing good quality bricks and Brickfields became associated with bricks.

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Chaco King for delicious Chinese desserts

Nostalgic and yearning for some delicious and aromatic black sesame broth? Head to Chaco King in Pudu. The black sesame tong sui is prepared fresh in-house with the sesame seeds, pulut (glutinous rice) and rice flour grounded with not too much rice flour to dilute the flavor of the aromatic black sesame.

Chaco King prepare in house all types of Chinese desserts such as
woon chai koh,
yeh tong muk sui ko,
fan she (sweet potato) tong sui,
loh mai chee (sticky pliable dumpling with peanut filling),
sang chau lor mai farn (fried glutinous rice)
yam cake
Taiwan bowl kuih

Chaco King is located at 43 Jalan Kancil, Pudu 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Location map: Chaco King

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Buy Sell Auction, Insurance Claims, Factory/Shop Close Down Goods

Do you have goods from court or custom auction, insurance claims, factory or shop close down and wants to sell them?

Or do you want to buy goods from court or custom auction, insurance claims, factory or shop close down?

Call or SMS 019-232 1717

They have more than 100,000 sq. ft. of space to carry out the buying or selling of the above items.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Chinese New Year gathering @ Taman Jaya, PJ

Y.B. Lau Weng San, A.D.U.N. (Stateassemblyman) if Kampung Tunku invites all to a CNY gathering at Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya, on the 25th of February, 2013 (Monday) organized by his team.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Malaysian polymer ringgit melts when heated

Imagine you left your new Malaysian currency, the new polymer ringgit under the sun or left it in the car under the sun and it is heated. Here is what will happen to it. It will melt:

Malaysian polymer ringgit note melts when heated

Monday, November 05, 2012

How to adjust mirrors correctly to eliminate blind spots

Blind spots when driving can be dangerous potentially leading to accidents. Here is a very easy way to correctly adjust your rear and sideview mirrors to eliminate blind spots and avoid accidents.

On the driver side, lean out of the window till the eyes are aligned with the side of the car. Then adjust the driver side sideview mirror outward till you can see just beyond the car and view in the reflection of the sideview mirror of the car just disappear.

On the passenger side, lean towards the passenger as far as possible, then adjust the driver side sideview mirror the same way, that is, till you can see just beyond the car just after the side of the car disappear in the reflection in the sideview mirror.

For the rearview mirror, just adjust the normal way. For more graphic instructions, view the video embedded below:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Missing person: Jasmine Loh Lee Huang

missing person Jasmine Loh Lee Huang

Name: Jasmine Loh Lee Huang
Age: 48
Height: 167cm
Race: Chinese
Description: Long Hair, Tan
complexion, Slim
Last seen on 7“‘ Aug ust 2012, Bam
in Hougang Ave 2
If spottedffound, please contact
Jessica at 96738498.
Thank You!

Jasmine Loh Lee Huang