Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Centurion Challenge @ Score, The Roof

Score at The Roof is once again hosting The Centurion Challenge 2.0, where beer chugging experts compete for attractive prizes with their big enough guts to stomach 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes of time.


There are 6 rounds in total, each round with about 15 contestants. As long as the contestants successfully downing 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes, they automatically walk away with RM1000 and a barrel of beer. Every winners from each round will be qualified to the Grand Finals of the Centurion Challenge 2.0 where the ultimate winner will walk away with RM10k.









The Grand Finals is scheduled to be held on 28 August 2015. It is estimated approximately 10-20 contestants will be vying for the RM10k Grand Prize. But there can only be one winner. Thus, more than 100 shots might be given till the last man and the only one standing emerges victorious as the Grand Winner of the Centurion Challenge 2.0 organized by Score at The Roof.

The winners of the night were Russ and Owanye Khoo. Congratulations to both of them.

Meanwhile, Score at The Roof also offers the best happy hour in town, going at only RM1! You can just come over enjoying your beer or even chugging it down without worrying the bill :D


First Avenue, Sky Level,
Bandar Utama, 
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 
Opening hours: 5pm - 2am 

photo credit: Eric Lee & Wunderboom

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, KL

Plan of going somewhere fun yet hate to walk under the sun? This time I would like to share a place in KL that worth to pay a visit yet you definitely will have an eye opening experience under comfortable, air-conditioned building with complimentary guided tour.


The place I talk about is Royal Selangor Visitor Centre located at Setapak Jaya, that not far away from Batu Caves, one of the famous tourist spot in Malaysia.  There is no entrance fee charged upon entry to Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.

With a built-up area of 40,000 square feet, the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre has won the Malaysian Tourism Best Tourist Attraction Award 2004 in the category of attraction with national identity or heritage, as well as the ASEAN Tourism Association Awards 2005 for Excellence as Best ASEAN New Tourist Attraction. Today it receives hundreds of domestic and international visitors daily.


Royal Selangor was founded in 1885, when a young pewter smith, Yong Koon sailed from Shantou, China to Malaya to start his own pewter business.

Yong Koon began his pewter smithing business in Kuala Lumpur in 1885. Five years before that, the British Administrators made Kuala Lumpur the state capital of Malaya. (Malaya is former name of Malaysia before independence)

Yong Koon's abacus and product catalogue
 The first part of the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre features the history of the establishment of the centre and it looks like a mini museum with its displays.
The Museum exhibits old tin currency, pewter artifacts and Yong Koon’s original pewter smiting tools and personal effects. 


In 17th- 18th century (before the bank note evolution ), we used the tin pewter as shown in picture as money. The tin pewters currency are made in different shapes and forms, the noticeably few include crocodile animal money, elephant animal money, tortoise animal money and tree money. In old days, our ancestors would break the pewter money (e.g leg from the animal body) in exchange for an item less than the value of the whole pewter money.


Animal currency in 19th century looks smaller and lighter, above all much easier to carry.


Tin dredge replica in display. The real dredge is located in Kinta Vally, Tanjung Tualang, Perak and well kept by the local community as a remembrance of the tin mining history.I think I will pay a visit to the real dredge in near future too :D


Nothing is wasted at Royal Selangor Pewter Factory. This giant Container of Pewter Swarf showcases that Royal Selangor recycles all pewter shavings, by-products from the polishing process. All excesses are collected and melted down to create new products, apart from reducing waste.

Petronas Twin Towers constructed completely out of 7,062 tankards. Both towers stand over two storeys high at an impressive height of 9.1 meters. The actual towers is 50 times taller and measures 452 metres. 


This wall of handprints of Royal Selangor employees, is a tribute to the craftspeople of Royal Selangor who have worked with the company for at least 5 years and above.


We have open kitchen concept in a restaurant. What about 'open factory' concept in a visitor centre? That's why I said it would be an eye opening experience for all visitors here. This is where 250 skilled craftspeople of Royal Selangor Visitor Centre create beautiful pewter pieces that are sold in over 20 countries.
As Royal Selangor maintains its tradition of craftsmanship, every piece made is still hand finished to an astonishing degree. See the intricate handwork involved in the making of more than a thousand different designs.

The Factory Tour shows visitors the elaborate processes of pewter-making. Detailed handcrafting that goes into each piece include casting, filing, polishing, soldering and hammering.
The first step is casting, a process where tin, antimony and copper are melted at 250 degrees celsius to make molten pewter. Skilled artisans pour the molten pewter into moulds. After it solidifies, the mould is dismantled and the casting is removed.


To remove the oxidation and rough edges, a steel blade is used to skim over a rotating piece of pewter to give the surface a satin-like finish.
Designs in different shapes and sizes and with motifs are polished in a different manner. Rough edges are removed using small hacksaw blades and filing tools. Fine sandpaper is also used to remove the yellow patina.
The hammering process is a traditional method of pewter decoration made by a steel hammer. A steady hand, precision and consistent strength is needed to create a neat and even line of dimpled patterns.


This pewter bust was presented to Mr Yong Peng Kai on his retirement as chairman of Selangor Pewter Sdn Bhd on his 65th birthday 15 Dec 1980. 
"It was largely his effort in the 1930's & 40's that laid the foundation for the conversion of  a cottage craft into a modernized basis..." Mr Yong Poh Kon, managing director.


To end our tour, we paid a visit to the retail shop located at the ground floor where houses thousand of beautiful pewter designs. 

Familiar with it? This is Digi, our local telecommunication company's mascot. It is embellished with 24k gold, custom made by Royal Selangor.


The cute little pots and mugs cost only RM30 each, which is affordable for everyone. It can be bought as a souvenir for family or friends or even as a decoration at the living room.

The 1.987m height of the giant mug at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is recognized officially by The Guinness Book of Records as The World's Largest Tankard weighed 1557 kg. Remember take a picture here as it is a great photo spot of the place!

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinate: 3.196, 101.724
+603 4145 6122
+603 4022 3000

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Simple Lunch @ Tous Les Jours, Bukit Bintang

After having the Guerlain workshop in Sephora, Joanne and I walked to Bukit Bintang from KLCC through the pedestrian bridge. We decided to have our lunch at Tous Les Jours as I heard too much review about it and yet pay a visit. Another thing is I am attracted with the exotic architecture design of the cafe, therefore I have told myself everytime I pass by to have a look inside one day xoxo


We had been welcomed with a warm greeting by the waiters there "Anyeohaseyo" in Korean.

Tous Les Jours (Hangul: 뚜레쥬르) is a South Korean bakery franchise owned by CJ Foodville, a business group of CJ Group. It has more than 1300 locations in Asia and the United States


Tous Les Jours is a "French-Asian" bakery serving a selection of bakery goods and beverages. 

Immediately we headed to the counter to order our food. All the main courses are made with noodles or rice found over if you are the one who used to have large portion or would not feel full without rice/noodles, you must think twice before having your lunch here.


 It was quite fast our food arrived at our table. I ordered the carrot juice as follow what Joanne ordered and I have no idea of getting anything in mind. I was thinking of is there any relationship if Joanne born in rabbit year has anything to do with her liking of carrot? xoxo

That's my Tuna Cheese Melt Tartine. One of the main course written at the menu. A layer of cheese and tuna at the top of the baked bread with 2 slices of tomato....hmm the taste does not suit my taste bud...I like Joanne's dish more.


She ordered Cheese mushroom & ham omelette. It tastes better than mine. Recommended here :D


Joanne happily posted with my food.


We had some photo shooting with the food till the ang moh at the table nearby looked at us like we doing something silly xoxo We ignored all the stare from the people nearby us and continued to snap until we satisfied. xoxo


The pain came when the bill came. It costed RM67.60 for 2 persons' dining here. Roughly RM33.80 per person. Okay I told myself that's was only once a while and not going to spend such amount everyday. 

WOLO Bukit Bintang
126A-C, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours : 8AM – 11PM

Friday, July 24, 2015

Grand Opening of Young Hearts @ Midvalley Megamall

On Saturday, 11 July 2015, Young Hearts celebrated the grand opening for the 28th outlet in Malaysia which located at Midvalley Megamall (T-050, above Magnum café). I was invited for the grand opening :D Honestly, it was a bit hard to find the shop as it is hidden.


Young Hearts is a brand originated from Singapore selling young ladies' inner wear such as lingerie,  bra, panties, lingerie accessories as well as sleepwear, pajamas, casual wear and lifestyle item.


Light refreshments that were served on that day...Oh I just can't resist it.


I think I prefer donuts more than the mini cupcakes which were too much cream on top.


Is the girl looks familiar to you? Yeah she is the one who appears at my introduction page at About Me session. It is great to see her again.

Mr Khor, Division Manager of Young Hearts Malaysia, Miss Serena the person in charge of Young Hearts MidValley, along with Sabrina Beneett Miss Universe Malaysia 2014 and Geena Yew Miss Asia Malaysia 2013 joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Mona introduced available bras type and sleepwear collections during the grand opening.

Outlet at Midvalley outlet opening soon at Mitsui KLIA as told by my friend who works as designer at Young Hearts. Thus, if you stop by KLIA for a transit and have no time for shopping in KL, you still can have a peek on their cute and lovely collections.


30% off for selected items

seamless panties


Promotional activity for the grand opening event called ‘It’s time to bin your bra’, customers who trade in old bra, entitled for 50% off on the Young Hearts bra. The purpose of this activity is to educate young girls on wearing the correct bra for their size and cup, by dumping the old bra which already out of shape. Meanwhile, Young Hearts promoters would be available to give professional advice to customers on the bra that fits them.


The bag is so cute :D



Polaroid selfie with Joanne and Jerry, both graphic designers from Young Hearts :D

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