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Join KL Expat Malaysia on Saturday 08th June 2019 for “100 minutes of HIIT Yoga at the park”

This will be a session led by Claudia Gallo & Leagha Mcmahon.

We will start by breaking a sweat with Leagha’s strong HIIT workout where you’ll be able to work on your core strength, your upper body with some shadow boxing and lower body with resistance bands that are sure to burn that booty. Then let Claudia take over and guide you through a slow flow vinyasa yoga class to cool down and stretch those worked muscles, allowing you to release any tension in your body from your weekly workouts or even caught up stress. Then finish off with a 20 mins guided meditation to calm the mind and set any intentions for yourself that will allow you to keep going being the best balanced version of yourself.

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019 at 8am
Where: Lake Gardens
Attendance Fee: RM60 on the day as an entry fee in cash.

We suggest you Grab to Lake Gardens as parking can be tight on weekends. We will meet at 8 am at the yellow dome structure by the lake, and either have the session there or move further in, so please be on time or else you might not find us!

Please bring your own mat (let us know if you need one), big water bottle, a small towel and anything you’d like to hang out after, maybe a sarong to lie around and read a book or a sandwich or snacks to picnic after.  You are welcome to bring any potluck style food to share with everyone after the session.

No previous experience in Yoga or HIIT is needed, both sessions will be open to all levels and beginners, we will give options to those more seasoned practitioners and we will provide modifications for anyone working with injuries or taking it easy on that day.

Please make sure to RSVP to klexpatmalaysia@gmail.com or on WhatsApp 601112837507

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A 26-year-old Malaysian smashed his car into a toll booth gantry in Butterworth, Penang on May 19.

But the position in which his car ended up became the latest internet mystery.

In a tweet yesterday (May 21), Jason Ng posted a photo of the car with the toll booth barrier stuck inside it. Surprisingly, no windows were broken and many wondered how the car ended up in this situation.

You don’t ask how, why, when, or where for feats like these.

You say “WHAT THE F-“ then go straight to ask “who?”

And the answer is Penang driver. It’s always a Penang driver. pic.twitter.com/or8QGjAX4y

— Jason Ng (@ByJasonNg) May 20, 2019

The tweet has gained 2,000 retweets as of today.

“You don’t ask how, why, when, or where for feats like these,” shared Ng, who was dumbfounded at how the car and the driver managed to escape unscathed even with the barrier inside the car.

He concluded that only drivers from Penang are able to pull off this feat – they are apparently notorious for driving recklessly.

Needless to say, the weird situation also raised questions from other Twitter users, who tried to comprehend what they were seeing.

WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED

Driver rams car into toll gate barrier in Butterworth - YouTube

In a one-minute 17-second video clip, the driver can be seen crashing into the barrier at the fourth toll plaza.

The driver then tried to reverse his car, and the barrier pierced through the driver window.

A source said the driver did not manage to hit the brakes in time. No casualties were reported during the incident.

The driver was issued a summons under Rule 10 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959 for failing to exercise due control over movements of a vehicle.

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/twitter-users-wonder-how-malaysian-car-got-stuck-toll-booth-we-solve-mystery

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As flames engulfed a car in Johor Bahru, a woman fuelled the fire with her mouth.

In a Facebook video posted on Thursday (May 9), she can be heard yelling in Malay, “You’re late getting here and you’re slow in putting out the fire” at firemen who are seen walking around the burning vehicle.

“Idiots!” she added. It is unclear whether she is the owner of the car.

The fire and rescue department, which shared the clip, explained that when a car catches fire, a commanding officer has to assess the situation before firefighters can start extinguishing the flames.

This helps them to identify the positions of the fuel tank, car battery and other hazardous materials, in order to prevent firemen from getting injured by debris in case of an explosion.

Hundreds of Facebook users showed support for the fire and rescue department, writing comments such as “I hate the woman who’s scolding them loudly, I feel like spraying water at her with the fire hose.”

Some poked fun at the woman, saying that since her mouth moves faster than the firemen, she should use it to douse the flames if her house or car ever caught fire.

“If you’re so capable, why don’t you put on a fireman’s uniform and extinguish the fire yourself? Then we can see how idiotic you are.”

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/woman-flamed-online-after-calling-johor-bahru-firefighters-idiots

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PETALING JAYA – Police are looking for a man caught on video slapping and punching a woman in a fit of road rage.

The viral video of the incident, which took place around 4pm on Wednesday (May 1) along Jalan Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, showed the man getting off his motorcycle and confronting a woman.

After a short exchange, he punches and slaps her before a few bystanders pulled him away.

Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Noor Azmi Yusoff said the man had accused the woman of changing lanes without signalling and whacked the roof of her car with his helmet.

“When she stepped out of the car to check the damage, he hit her,” he said in a statement on Thursday (May 2).

The woman later lodged a police report and received treatment at Hospital Ampang.

“The man has a criminal record with five charges connected to drugs and mischief.

“We are investigating the case under Sections 323 and 427 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt and causing mischief,” he said.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the police immediately.

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/malaysian-cops-looking-man-who-slapped-punched-woman-viral-video

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 ― “It’s easy, time-saving and helps consumers to be thrifty,” were the positive comments received from consumers on the initiative taken by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) in developing the “Price Catcher” application.

The application which can be downloaded free through App Store for iOS users and Play Store for Android, serves to help consumers find the cheapest price for daily necessities by comparing prices at business premises near their residence.

A human resources employee,  Halimah Mustafa, 32, said the app had been very helpful in saving money as you only shop at premises offering more economical prices.

“For parents with small children like me, the app helps us find baby’s items at cheaper prices, in fact through this app I could find a supermarket that sells a tin of baby formula for RM2 to RM3 less,” she told Bernama.

A food stall operator Ahmad Alfian, 33, said the Price Catcher app had helped him to reduce expenditure when buying daily items for his food business.

“I can save as much as RM15 to RM25 per item and this allows me to offer more competitive prices to my customers,” he said.

Contractor, Hafiz Fazial, 28, is thankful for the government’s initiative in developing the Price Catcher app which he said proved their sincerity and concern in helping to reduce the people’s spending and cost of living.

“With this app we save time as we do not have to shop around to compare prices because the daily prices at all stores can be checked through the Price Catcher,” he said. ― Bernama

Source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/04/30/for-bargain-deals-download-govts-price-catcher-app/1748230

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GEORGE TOWN – Malaysia is heading for a potentially serious jellyfish bloom next month thanks to the heat and humidity of this year’s inter-monsoon period.

Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (Cemacs) director Prof Datuk Dr Aileen Tan Shau Hwai says the bloom is expected to occur in many parts of the Straits of Malacca, especially near coastal urban centres such as Penang.

On top of making swimming at sea a nightmare, Dr Tan said the congregation of thousands of jellyfish would kill fish stock penned in floating aquaculture cages, clog fishermen’s nets and sting them when they retrieve their nets, and block water intake pipes at coastal power plants.

“Jellyfish blooms are still not fully understood but we do know they may be triggered by warming sea temperatures,” she said.

Dr Tan said that last year, there was a spike in jellyfish population in March and it peaked in April and May, declining again in June.

PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

She predicts that next month would see a repeat of the phenomenon, adding that Sabah’s coastal waters were showing signs of an invasion.

She said human pollution such as treated sewage rich in nitrates helped worsen the problem as overly rich water bodies result in low dissolved oxygen.

“When the dissolved oxygen levels are low, you have dead zones with little fish and other marine life and there, jellyfish polyps will thrive and multiply rapidly,” she said.

This year’s weather patterns, she said, are expected to exacerbate the low oxygen problems at sea.

She said last May’s study showed that during neap tides, when the coastal sea levels between the high and low tides were only about 50cm, the number of jellyfish found crammed near Penang’s shorelines was almost double.

Besides warning the public against swimming at popular beaches and telling fishermen to be mindful, Dr Tan said “there is nothing much we can do”.

“This is everyone’s problem. You can’t blame the government or expect the authorities to fix it.

“It takes the co-operation of governments, academicians, industry leaders and everyone in our community to stop polluting the environment,” she said.

She gave the jellyfish warning after attending the launching of the Marine Plastic Pollution Exhibition at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Batu Ferringhi.

The resort commissioned local artists Tan Lay Heong, Lee Cheah Ni, Lee Kwai Han and Tan Wah Chew to use plastic waste to depict how every bit of plastic made since the synthetic material was invented in the early 1900s still exists as micro particles and poses severe pollution problems at sea.

Dr Tan said when micro plastics at sea break down further into nano size, humans would face health risks because the particles would be small enough to pass through the gastrointestinal tract and spread to the rest of the body.

“From jellyfish to plastic waste, we are damaging our seas beyond belief and someday, the damage will come back and hurt us,” she said.

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/malaysia-warns-brace-jellyfish-attack-may

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We had heard so much about Knowhere in Bangsar we approached the management and asked them if we could review their establishment. They accepted! This is what we found.

Knowhere a relatively new bar opened in July 2018. It is growing fast and becoming increasingly more popular with expats and locals alike. A really clean, tidy, well laid out eatery and bar with unique décor and ambience situated in a happening location. So unique in fact that when we interviewed Shalini Surian, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Knowhere she enlightened us on the very special theme of the restaurant….

“We call ourselves Knowhere just like the entity in the Marvel Universe. It’s everything and nothing at the same time, a place where all the misfits go. We style ourselves as a bit of everything for everyone. Knowhere marries mysticality with a recognisable hint of nostalgia. It is the place you come to collect new memories, form new bonds, reminisce about the places you have been and still be reminded of your roots; incorporating global cuisine with Malaysian flavours we know and love. Our pork-free kitchen makes for an all-inclusive environment allowing you to make new friends.” — Shalini Surian, Managing Partner of Knowhere Eatery and Bar.

Knowhere Bangsar Review Photos 20.04.2019 - YouTube

We heard about Knowhere as it seems to be becoming very famous for its splendid selection of cocktails and food, for sure very popular with the night crowd! We reviewed the brunch menu and we purposely arrived very early just after opening time around 11.30am, we wanted some quiet time to allow us to review it properly for our members, avoiding the rush of Cocktail lovers!

Knowhere Menus

Since we arrived early we only had the brunch menu to choose from although we did take a look at both the food menu and the cocktail menu which consists of some real classics aswell as originals too. Now we can see why we have heard so much about this place! That will surely be the nifty cocktails!  The management told us that the Cocktail menu changes every quarter with only their “Signature” range of drinks being permanent, whereas the “Seasonal” list is based on the theme of the quarter and they change the “Classics” just so their customers are able to sample a wide range of cult favourites.

Cocktail Menu

Food Menu

Brunch Menu

Brunch!

So lets get on with it and share with you our experience!

We had five dishes in total between three of us and they were adequately sized portions too.  We ordered the first two to share between us.  The Bougie Brunch and the Nasi Ulam Ayam Bakar.

We asked for coffee but they told us that they dont yet have a coffee machine, OK with me, but not OK with my wife as she is a real coffee lover!   However, Sam, the Manager advised us that the coffee machine is on its way and should arrive in the next couple of weeks, it has taken time for them to find the right machine as they want to get specially selected coffee beans from Melbourne. My guess is with the massive selection of cocktails available in this bar, changing quarterly, they had to prioritise aswell, between coffee and cocktails!.

Bougie Brunch

Nasi Ulam Ayam Bakar

The Bougie Brunch was a big portion and well presented which consisted of baked beans in the centre, 2 sausages, mushrooms, 2 slices of fresh, lightly cooked tomato, 2 hash browns, 2 large pieces of toast, scrambled egg and a long twirl of beef. The scrambled egg was my favourite, cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth with a smooth, creamy, very lightly salted taste and herbs sprinkled on the top adding to the flavour.

The Nasi Ulam Ayam Bakar was a chicken thigh resting on a bed of rice and its own sauce.  A typical Malaysian dish I believe! Very nice!  The chicken was, soft, tender and juicy, not over cooked, but cooked just enough and the sauce complemented it so well.  The rice was not your usual rice and was full of flavour with a clever concoction of herbs and spices to tease the palate.

Next up was what we classed as our main dishes, one each!  We had the 14 Days Dry Aged Strip Loin Steak, the Fuming Duck and the Timbale Ratatouille Pasta

14 Days Dry Aged Strip Loin Steak

Fuming Duck

Timbale Ratatouille Pasta

I am a great lover of steak and for me personally a steak well prepared is the sign of a good restaurant and chef.  This steak was!  I asked for it medium rare and unusually, that’s exactly what I got!  Just the way I like it. Very flavourful and accompanied with crispy potatoes still in their jacket and vegetables.  It came with sauce, but if I am honest, I didn’t even try the sauce as I like my steak just as it comes!

The duck was so tender, juicy and flavourful, served with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables, topped with a sweet sauce, it was quite a small portion however, there was a lot of meat.

The Ratatouille was also “Awesome” according to my 10 year old son! All of the food was superbly presented.

All in all, it was a really pleasurable experience, with amazing food in a nice environment, very friendly staff and obviously a superb chef! I would definitely recommend this to others and we will be going back for more.  And truthfully, the only disappointment we had was the absence of a coffee machine, but it’s on the way!

After the meal we had a small photo shoot with the two chefs, Safuan and Faiz and the restaurant manager, Sam!

From left to right, Safuan, Sam and Faiz

Opening Hours

Mon – Tues 4pm-1am
Wed – Fri 4pm-2am
Saturday 11am-2am
Sunday 11am-12am

Tel: +60102202358 

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Less than a year old, Joloko has already won accolades and after only a few hours here, we can definitely see why.

Winner of Best Restaurant Bar 2018, Joloko transforms you from the hustle and bustle of KL city centre to the tropical paradise of the Caribbean. Colourful, quirky and cool, this place has a mixed array of cocktails and tropical inspired foods that would delight anyone.

As soon as you walk in, you get the feeling that you have just been transported half way across the globe!

We had Walnut Hummus Spinach & Yoghurt with mezcal soaked raisins RM 20 and Guava Glazed Prawn Tostadas (with fava bean puree and pickled cabbage) RM 35, Pork carnitas RM 30, Goat ribs RM 45, Grilled barramundi with jerk spice and coconut sauce RM 30

The Guava Glazed Prawn Tostadas was my favourite dish of the evening, great flavours and just look at those colours.

Walnut Hummus Spinach & Yoghurt with mezcal soaked raisins RM 20

Guava Glazed Prawn Tostadas (with fava bean puree and pickled cabbage) RM35

Grilled barramundi with jerk spice and coconut sauce RM 30

Not many restaurants have goat ribs on the menu, so we just had to try this, the ribs were nice and tender. Excellent variation from the usual pork ribs you find around town.

Goat Ribs RM45

For main course we had Jamaican Jerk Chicken with mango relish and pickled cabbage RM 65.

Char-grilled chicken marinated in spices, what is not to like? The chicken was very flavourful and juicy, the portion is big and is for two sharing. The mango relish, adding an extra layer of flavouring to a great dish.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with mango relish and pickled cabbage RM 65

Finally, on to deserts and we opted for the dessert chilli cheesecake, the cheesecake was nice and dense. Chilli giving it a little bit of zing to finish it off.

Chilli Cheesecake RM 20

Over the course of the evening, we sampled a broad choice of the cocktail menu, Mongo Bongo RM 36, Dark & Stormy RM 38, Rhum Lovahs RM 40, Sunset Survival RM 42. All excellently made, pleasing on the eye and the palate.

Finally, Rick, the owner has a great fondness for Mezcal, served in a jicara cup, it is like tequila’s smokier, spicier cousin.

Mezcal

Joloko has risen fast to the top, as one of the best places in KL, absolutely no surprise there, with the selection of beers, cocktails and food. Reasonably priced, great décor and ambience, Joloko will be a go to spot for years to come. Thanks Rick, Kit and Chef TJ for a great evening!

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 www.bar-joloko.com

+60 32694 1100

Joloko Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: Opens 5:00 p.m. Closes at 1:00 a.m. during the week and 2:00 a.m. on weekends. Closed on Mondays.

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KUALA LUMPUR – A fire and explosion occurred early Friday morning at the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor.

According to a statement by Petronas, the incident took place at 1.25am whereby an emergency and fire response team was deployed and contained the fire within 30 minutes.

“The situation is under control and all relevant authorities have been informed,” it said.

“We will provide additional information in due course as investigation is still being carried out.”

Video footage of the incident has been circulating online with reports suggesting that the explosion was triggered by a leaking gas tank.

Comments on social media have suggested that the blast was felt as far off as Pasir Gudang.

Massive blast reported at Pengerang’s Rapid oil-and-gas facility - YouTube

Source: https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/explosion-petronas-oil-and-gas-facility-johor

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