Looking for supplier of Sandalwood.

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Fertilizer Urea

Looking for Fertilizer Urea supplier. The source could be from Indonesia, China, Australia, etc.

Monthly requirement : 12,500 tonnes per month, Biuret 1.5

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The Special Ones ..

1. China Shakes The World - the rise of a hungry nation (by James Kynge)

2. China Condensed - 5000 years of history & culture (by Ong Siew Chey)

3. Lasting Leadership - what you can learn from the top 25 business people of our times (by Mukul Pandya and Robbie Shell, Wharton School Publishing)

4. SHOTS - 50 recipes for a little drinks with a big kick ! (by Allan Gage, Hamlyn)

5. ideaSPOTTING - how to find your next great idea (by Sam Harrison)

6. David Beckham_Making It Real - my soccer skills book (HarperSport)

7.GERRARD - my autobiography (Bantam Books)

8. Jose Mourinho (by Luis Lourenco, dewi lewis media ltd)


"站在月亮看地球" by Jet Li

Born in May 30 - "Rafa Mourinho"

"Dulu rokok satu hari satu bungkus, kini tabiat umpana ni dah lama pupus; This wonderful world is still very lively, I am enjoying it until eternity."

This was composed together with one of my many hakka best frens, he is a "Chelski" fan since Gianluca Vialli and Gianfranco Zola era. This guy had been to Stamford Bridge once and bought a centennial golden jersey (:

Semi-D and Bungalow

A buyer is looking for a Semi-D or Bungalow in Queensbay, Penang.

For further info, pls email

Farewell Note - by sonofpenang

Hi, today is my last day at work.
At the mean time, have a happy lunar new year.
Prosperity and Happiness are my wishes to you,
Pls keep in touch and invite me for bbq,
Year of "Mickey" may all your plans be fulfilled.

Ceria selalu, dan banyak memori akan dibawa bersama ku,
Hidup bagaikan lapangan terbang di Hawaii namanya Honolulu,
Insan dan aircraft lalu lalang tak sama hala tuju,
Nikmati setiap detik dengan hati yang jitu,
Esok lusa mungkin bakal kita temu,
Sama sama kita bincangkan potensi Socceroo,
Entah juara Eropah tahun ni milik Liverpool.


You and I need to equip ourselves with new knowledge year after year,
Enable us to be a global citizen without any fear,
Around the globe we can travel and reside,
Reach age 55 can buy a villa at any seaside.

Soccer Boot

1. Adidas

Why ?
Adidas involves in intensive and extensive R&D in producing high quality boot in term of performance and comfort for all types of footballer.

Sporting Shorts

1. Reebok

Why ?
Nice material, body fit, comfortable

Some of the best local companies in Malaysia

1. Astro
2. Hong Leong Bank
3. IOI Group
4. Public Bank
5. Maxis

Rafa on holiday ..

Rafael Benitez has admitted he'll continue working while on holiday this summer - so long as his wife doesn't find his mobile phone!

With the Reds' season having ended at the weekend Benitez is now looking to put his squad rebuilding plans into action as he looks to bring new faces into the club. The boss has previously spoken of his desire to finalise transfer business as quickly as possible, and even though he has plans for a summer break he insists he'll still be doing all he can to ensure it's a productive close season for the Reds. "I don't tend to have too much time away from football, but I will try to switch off for a bit," he says. "I will have to try to hide my mobile phone, and if my wife can't find out about it I'll try and keep it on me. "But if she finds it I'm sure she'll throw it in the swimming pool! "I don't like the beach too much but I don't mind being around a swimming pool or maybe going up into the mountains." And even when he does find time to relax on holiday, Benitez admits it's often impossible to escape the attentions of the club's worldwide fan base. "When you are at such a big club as Liverpool everybody knows who you are and it's not easy to get away from people on holiday," he added. "Last summer, I was by the swimming pool and a kid was playing football wearing a Liverpool cap. He passed the ball and it came to me, so I tried to dribble it past him and we were playing for about five minutes. "After we'd finished, his father spoke to him and said 'do you know who that is?' The kid says 'is it a Liverpool player?' and his dad replies 'no, it's the manager!' "So after that he was with me playing football the whole week. He was the only one who hadn't recognised me and he was the one wearing the Liverpool cap."

Mee Udang

1. Zalina's Mee Udang

Location : 1195, Kampung Sg Batu, Jalan Sg Batu (midway from Bayan Lepas town to Teluk Kumbar town, turn into your left when you see a mosque)

2. Ad Mee Udang Sungai Batu

Location : Bayu Bay Seafood Restaurant (opposite Zalina's Mee Udang)

Kerabu Beehoon

1. Ch'ng Siew Poh's kerabu beehoon

Location : Hup Guan Cafe, 46-A, Jalan Cantonment (opposite Bandar Baru Supermarket, near Pulau Tikus market)

Lam Mee

1. Leng Nia coffee shop

Location : Taman Lip Sin , Off Jalan Sg Dua (near the market)

2. Sin Teik Lee coffee shop

Location : 109D, Macalister Road (indirect opposite of Red Rock Hotel)

Curry Mee

1. "Lorong Seratus Tahun" curry mee

Location : 55, Lorong Seratus Tahun, Georgetown (turn into Lebuh Nanning from Macalister Road, indirect opposite of Red Rock Hotel)

Sotong Kangkung Rebus

1. Selera Ria

Location : Medan Suri Food Court, Sg Nibong (next to the Sg Nibong mosque, near Pesta)


1. Chinese Popiah

Location : Lot 17, Padang Brown Hawker Center (next to Dato Keramat police station)

2. Mamak Popiah

Location : Padang Brown, Jalan Dato Keramat (hawker stalls facing Esso station)

Well done Man Utd !

Congratulations to Man Utd for being crowded the English Premier League champion for season 2007/2008.

Even though I had written them off in my previous posting, and thought that Chelsea would overtake them in the final match, it’s indeed a well deserved 10th title for Sir Alex Ferguson and his team, what an achievement ! I really have to take my hat off (:

It’s a grand finale and indeed an exciting end to an eventful season. The Devils and the Blues were involved in the title race till the very last day of the season, while the lower tier teams were engaged in the fierce relegation battles. With this kind of excitement, the EPL has captured the heart of millions of TV viewers worldwide, and become one of the most watched sports events in the world.

In the coming season, it will be a 4 horse race again. Man Utd and Chelsea are going to be the dominant force, while Arsenal and Liverpool will continue to give a strong challenge to the top two.

What’s next for the new season ?

Man Utd – It’s a strong team from attack to defense. It has a reputable manager in Sir Alex, and has strong financial backing from the club owners. The defending champion will continue to play attractive football with the influence of Ronaldo, Rooney, and Nani.

Chelsea – A team with powerful financial background. The weakest link could be its current manager. The success of this team is very much depends on whether Avram Grant can bring out the best of his stars players, week in and week out.

Arsenal – A very young team which is in the right direction for greatness. However, the Gunners need one or two established and seasoned players to fill up the gap left by Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry. A combination of young and matured players is necessary to sustain a long season, from August till May.

Liverpool – This team is still searching for its 19th league title. The Reds has evolved from a defense minded team to a more attacking outfit. It has scored 119 goals in current season, the highest in England but without winning any trophy. The boardroom quarrel should be put to rest, with a takeover by DIC would provide a perfect option. Rafa needs funds to bring in one or two attacking midfielder and a striking partner for Fernando Torres.

Nation building in Malaysia

"The crux of the problem is Malaysia's nation-building is so much about politics and politicking and not about building strong institutions and dealing with the economy," said an analyst at Singapore's Institute of South East Asian Studies.

Western Breakfast


Location : G-01, Eden Parade, Batu Feringghi, 11100 Penang.
Phone # : 604-881 2760

Dim Sum

I) Corner Club Restaurant

Location : 55, Gurney Drive, 10250 Penang.
Phone # : 604-228 2888

Opening hours : 7.30am-3.00pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm


Location : Hotel Equatorial
1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang.
Phone # : 604-643 8111

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Poolside Cafe

1) Cool Bananas

Venue : Parkroyal Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang.
Phone # : 604-886 2288

Why it's special ?
* U can feel the sea breeze (:
* A nice poolside cafe with Playstation, Internet station, pool table, mini bar
* Live sports telecasts, especially during weekends
* Ideal for hosting private gathering and children's birthday party

Swiss,German,local cuisine

I) Edelweiss Cafe

Location : 38, Armenian Street, 10200 Penang (neat Khoo Kongsi)
Phone # : 604-261 8935

Specialty includes pork ribs and giant sausages.
Closed on Mondays

Fine Dining

A) Summer Garden (Food & Bistro)

Location : 2, Lorong Lembah Permai 3, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang.
Phone # : 604-890 0977

A nice place for deeply in love couples.

B) 1885

Location : Eastern & Oriental Hotel
10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang.
Phone # : 604-222 2000

A walk around the seaside garden is like putting a perfect finishing touch after a romantic dinner.

C) Tiffins

Location : Parkroyal Penang, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Phone # : 604-881 1133

It provides a cosy atmosphere, coupled with nice live band at the ground floor.

D) Feringgi Grill

Location : Shangri-la's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Phone # : 604- 888 8888

An awards winning Feringgi Grill with a luxurious dining experience.

Hardware Shop

I. Thye Huat

Location : Bukit Jambul, Taman Inderawasih

Why it's nice ?
a) Attractive pricing
b) Wide range of hardware and household products

Car Rapair (after an accident, covered by insurance)

A. Tatt Seng Jaya Automobile Sdn Bhd

PIAM Authorized Workshop

Location : Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Minyak
Tel # : 604-507 7020; 012-429 9849; 019-411 9849

Woman left for dead after robbery

(NEW STRAITS TIMES) - A woman was stabbed at least four times in the back and left for dead by robbers in a senseless attack yesterday morning.

Lee Hui Fun was found unconscious in Jalan Maktab, near the police college in Cheras, by policemen on patrol duty.It is believed that the 33-year-old victim, a clerk from Taman Kencana, Cheras was attacked while she was walking to work. The victim's handbag, containing her identification documents, was taken in the robbery.

Police have still not been able to interview Lee, who is said to be still in a state of shock.She was warded at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital where her condition was reported to be stable.Lee was found unconscious about 9.40am. Policemen and several passers-by gave her first aid before sending her to the hospital.

A Muslim from Myanmar

I met a Muslim guy who is from Myanmar yesterday. His name is Baser, quite good looking :). He looks like a Malay and I saw him reading The Stars, focused on the International section, on Cyclone Nargis which ripped apart villages in Myanmar. His eyes told me that he was really worry about his family in his homeland.

Baser came to Malaysia as a refugee through UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and was issued an ID card. He came here because the military government is treating Christian and Muslim on a double standard basis. According to Baser, life is really tough back home, it’s hard to earn a living to feed his family. In order to improve the condition, he came to Malaysia as a refugee.

He works as a parking attendant from 9am-10pm, 13 hours a day, every single day, sometimes being bullied by locals. He earns an income which is just enough to feed himself and barely manage to send home some money for his wife and children. To my surprise, he spoke perfect English. In addition, he is a bachelor degree holder and half way through his master program, his field of study is Agriculture. His only hope now is to earn enough money so that he can continue his study in a Malaysian university, even though the process of accumulate the money might take many many years.

After talking to Baser for about 30 minutes, I really feel that we Malaysian are really really lucky. We can still choose where to go for our dinner, while there are people in our neighboring countries who are still struggling to get a bowl of rice for their meal.

Taiwanese Porridge

a. Hu Ji Chinese Restaurant
Copthorne Orchid Hotel, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang.

Buffet Lunch, 12 noon to 2.30pm
Contact number : 604-892 3333

Closed on Mondays

Vietnamese Food


Address : 19, Lintang Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Penang
(Opposite Public Mutual)
Contact number : 604-226 7285, 6012-482 2858

Closed on Monday

Property and Automation

i. Automation Expo 2008
Date : 23-25 Jul 2008
Place : PISA

ii. The Star Property & Home Fair
Date : 19-21 Sep 2008
Place : PISA

PC and Career Fairs

a. Pikom PC Fair (2)
Date : 8-10 Aug 2008
Place : PISA

b. Pikom PC Fair (3)
Date : 5-7 Dec 2008
Place : PISA

c. Penang International Career Expo
Date : 29-30 Nov 2008
Place : PISA

Fair and Expo

A. Health & Beauty Fair 2008
Date : 11-13 Oct 2008
Place : PISA

B. National Health & Fitness Expo 2008
Date : 29-30 Nov 2008
Place : PISA

Eventual Winner 2007/08

1. English Premier League
Winner : Chelsea
Runners-up : Man Utd

2. Italian Serie A
Winner : AS Roma
Runners-up : Inter Milan

3. French Ligue 1
Winner : Bordeaux
Runners-up :

4. UEFA Champions League
Winner : Chelsea
Runners-up : Man Utd

5. UEFA Cup
Winner : Rangers
Runners-up : Zenit St Petersburg

Movies - May

Top movies in May

A) Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (English, starring Harrison Ford)
B) What Happens in Vegas (English, starring Cameron Diaz)

The movies are selected based on personal evaluation by APAA.

Quotes from Jose Mourinho

1. "There is no pressure at the top. The pressure's being second or third.”

2. "For me the most important thing in my life is love. I think you have to be in love with your family, with your job, with the people who work for you. If you are not in love with your wife you have to divorce. If you are not in love with your kids you are not a human being so you have to kill yourself, if you are not in love with your job you must change your job.”

3. "I've been very keen to work with adidas as I see their leadership in football as a perfect synergy with my own aspirations and ambitions.”

4. "And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think."

5. "In five years I have never had a match where my team has had less possession than the opponents."

6. "You see how Spanish, Italians, Portuguese play football. I don't say they are perfect, I say English football has a few things to learn from them in the same way they have a lot of things to learn from English football."

7. “I am very happy because the club is beating records with the sales of new shirts. I don’t sell shirts but there a relation between shirt sales and the performance of the team. If we perform well they sell more shirts.”

8. “If Roman Abramovich helped me out in training we would be bottom of the league and if I had to work in his world of big business, we would be bankrupt!”

9. “Everybody was waiting for Chelsea not to win every game and one day, when we lose, there will be a holiday in the country. But we are ready for that.”

10. “Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.”

11. “It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket becuase the supermarket is closed. But I am content because the blanket is cashmere. It is no ordinary blanket.”

12. “Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 per cent sure that the melon is good."

13. “It is omelettes and eggs. No eggs - no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem”

14. “I felt the power of Anfield, it was magnificent”

15. “Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’m European champion and I think I’m a special one.”

16. “Would you phone the president of Ghana?” - when Jose Mourinho was asked by a Ghanaian journalist on whether he had ever phoned Roman Abramovich.

17. “The crowd is magnificent, singing “F**k off Mourinho!” and so on…”

18. "We have top players and, sorry if I'm arrogant, we have a top manager."

19. "As we say in Portugal, they [Spurs] brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend. There was only one team looking to win, they only came not to concede - it's not fair for the football we played."

Quote by Anak Penang

1. Write an article a month, you life will be full of fun :)

Quote from Malaysia Today

1. "When the situation gets tough, only the toughs get going !"

Website consultation services

Is your website user friendly and provides avenue for future growth ?

Seeking professional advice on your web page through objective consultative feedback and commentary ?

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Bird Nest

A buyer is intended to purchase bird nest in bulk, 100kg.

Pls email for more details.

Shop lot / Office space

A buyer is looking to rent or to buy a shop lot / office space around Penang Bridge area, e.g. E-Gate, Queensbay, Kristal Point, etc. The property should be at least 2,000 sq ft.

Pls email for further info.

Chelsea will win both EPL + UCL

It's really nice to see Chelsea and Man Utd to be involved in the EPL title race and the final of UEFA Champions League showdown in Moscow.

In my opinion, Chelsea will win both of the honours based on the fact that Roman Abramovich's has all the financial muscles and key players to outplay the Devils in these two fronts. On top of that, Moscow is Roman's homeland. The way both of the Liverpool defenders (Riise and Hyypia) gifted two soft goals show it all.

Matta Fair - Kuala Lumpur

Matta Fair KL 2008

Date : 5-7 September 2008
Venue : Putra World Trade Center (PWTC)

Dr Mahathir launches his blog on May 1, 2008

Malaysia's former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad launches his very own blog on May 1, 2008 (today).

The link is

Welcome to the cyberworld Tun Mahathir.
You must learn how to take criticism in this new horizon.