euro crisis

Europe and Arabs tourist arrival trend…

When America is having difficulties with their economy like nation debt crisis and higher unemployment rate,including some European countries. Some says that it will affected Malaysia foreign direct investment and exports.

Pic from algosandblues..

While in some Arabs nation, uprising from the people is like a chain reaction since Egypt.

I think maybe it will also affected the arrival from those countries. Like they are cutting their vacation spending to this part of the world. They are also busy to rebuilding their nation after the uprising.

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— asmaliana

tapai pulut

Fermented delicacy

Tapai is the famous form of fermented food in Malaysia. Tapai usually eaten on occasion like wedding and family feast. Here tapai will be found in two types that are from glutinous rice and cassava. Traditionally it will be wrapped with banana leaves when served.

Tapai from Glutinous rice

Fermented food are served all over the world with different type of foods like soybean, milk,olive, bread, cheese and fruits.

The tapai is very sweet with little sour tastes. Tapai also taste good when eaten cold or mixed with ice cream and ice blended juice. In Melaka there is one company that produce tapai commercially. Tapai Pulut Sarimah. Tapai Pulut Sarimah is wrapped with special plastic and paper replacing the banana leaves. The taste remain the same.

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— asmaliana

malaysia spa

Foreign hand for local spa

Tourism Minister said don’t rely on foreign therapist, instead try do more training to Malaysian who are interested in this industries like setting up an internship program.

Well the Minister got the point, if a travelers just finished traveling from Bangkok then drop by at KL for a spa treatment. Suddenly the guys still got a hand from Thailand in KL. So the experience will be not so exciting.

Health & Beauty From the Rainforest: Malaysian Traditions of RamuanHealthy Living Books)

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— asmaliana

muslim in china

Chinaman will be flowing…

This year Tourism Malaysia targets 1.25 million tourist this year. Halal tourism will make an impact to both outbound and inbound between Malaysia and China.There is 21,667,000 population of Muslim in China, data from wikipedia here. So huge market more than Muslim population in Malaysia

In the press article, it is said that Muslim in China were interested in coming to Malaysia because it safe and of course they can practice their religion freely here spiritually to food that they consume.

Muslim in China, pic from

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— asmaliana

rondaan polis

FAQ – how secure is Malaysia

This year until August, we already see many rally and riots all over the world. The worst is in Egypt that spread into it’s neighboring countries. Greece also have one. Last month Malaysia also got Bersih 2.0 rally at Kuala Lumpur. London being the latest with casualties and properties damage.

Riot and Rally by the countrymen are the major security concern for travel consideration. Ongoing rally in any country will describe the security enforcer have a difficulties to govern it. Thus we can’t rely much on them because they have big issues to dealt with .

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— asmaliana


Malaysian version of Sherbet

Hmm maybe it’s a sherbet also with punch features in it. The Air Katira. People here started seeking this special drinks during Ramadan. It is sweet, creamy with many added pulp like ingredients in it.

The Air Katira pic from whateverlifeshezuka and alisyaaqilahanan.

Unlike punch where it contain fruit slice, the Air Katira got other things rather than fruits, like nuts, grass jelly cutting, dried tamarind, Chia Seeds and date slices. The liquid consist of water, sugar and milk.

Best served when chilled, because it will balance the sweet and creamy taste. This drink are famous in the state of Johore and neighboring country Singapore. One Singaporean already make the Air Katira into a tin can like below.

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— asmaliana

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