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- Discovery Overland Holidays
Events & Festivals
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Discover Malaysia
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One of the significant characteristics of Malaysian culture is its celebration of various festivals and events. The year is filled with colourful,
exhilarating and exciting activities. Some are religious and solemn but others are vibrant, joyous events. One interesting feature of the main
festivals here is the ‘open house’ custom. This is when Malaysians celebrating the festival invite friends to come by their homes for some
traditional delicacies and fellowship. Malaysia (dates may vary from year to year as some are based upon the lunar calendar). Festivals such as
Hari Raya Aidilfitri are celebrated mostly in the villages or home towns of the urbanites. Every year, just before the festival, Muslims nationwide
balik kampung or return to their home towns to meet their family and friends. These family reunions are also celebrated during other main
festivals in the country. With people decked out in their traditional finery, these festivals are an integral feature of Malaysian society.
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Discovery Overland Holidays - Kuala Lumpur Head Office
No. 66, Jalan Metro Pudu 2, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+6) 03 9222 8113 Fax: (+6) 03 9222 8248 EE--mail: [email protected]
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DISCOVERY OVERLAND HOLIDAYS
Product Updates
Recipe of the Month
Roti Jala & Chicken Curry
(Malay Style Lacy Crepe with Chicken Curry)
Ingredients:
Method:
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (1/2 lb)
1 1/2 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon oil Ghee or butter (to
grease the pan)
1)Sieve the flour and set aside.
2)In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients well together (except the oil) and
strain the batter.
3)Add in 1/2 tablespoon of oil and set aside.
4)Heat up a pan with medium heat and grease it with some butter or ghee.
5)Pour some batter into the mold and transfer the mold to the pan.
6)As the batter flows through the holes of the mold, make circular rounds
around the pan to form the netty patterns. (Refer to the video above.)
7)After the top is set and done or when the bottom turns light brown,
transfer the Roti Jala out and fold it into triangle shape.
6)Arrange a few Roti Jala on a serving plate and add some curry chicken
on the side and serve immediately.
The holy fasting month of Ramadhan is celebrated by Muslims all over the world, but what makes the experience stand out here is the
fact that food bazaars will appear everywhere in Kuala Lumpur. These bazaars open as early as 4 o’clock in the afternoon and they offer
assorted delicacies from all around the country as Malaysia becomes the venue for a truly encompassing food celebration. Most bazaars
continue to operate through the night, providing food and shopping for both Muslims and non-Muslim visitors alike like the massive and
famous one in Jalan TAR area. You will also get a chance to witness activities at a local mosque such as the taraweh prayers / extra
prayers (only performed during Ramadhan) and if you are lucky, the distribution of bubur lambuk (a special rice porridge).
The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is an annual Taoist celebration held from the first day to the ninth day of the lunar month. Celebrated
mainly in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, the festival ushers the nine sons of Tou Mu, Goddess of the North Star who is believed to
control the books of life and death. For nine days, you can find a variety of vegetarian stalls along the roads and lanes around the “Kow Ong
Yah” temples in Kuala Lumpur. The “Kow Ong Yah” temple in Ampang Baru is the most happening temple in Kuala Lumpur devoted to the
Nine Emperor Gods, and usually plans many activities during the nine days. On the festival eve, a procession was held to welcome the Nine
Emperor Gods starting as early at 2000hrs from Jalan Merdeka to Jalan Ampang. On each of the nine days, there will be Amoy Opera Show
held in the temple. However, the highlights would be the trances and piercing and fire walking ceremony usually on the first and the final
day of sending off of the Nine Emperor Gods. Along the procession, you can also witness the beautifully decorated floats carrying the
statues of Nine Emperor Gods and Dou Mu.
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Ingredients for Chicken Curry:
Method:
1 boneless/skinless chicken breast meat
(cut into small cubes)
3 tablespoons Instant Meat Curry Paste or
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 shallot (diced) 1 tablespoon oil
1)Heat up a small pot and add in the oil.
2)Saute the diced shallots until light brown.
3)Add in the curry paste.
4)When it smells aromatic, add in the chicken meat and
do a few quick stirs.
5)Add in the water and let it boil.
6)Lower the heat and simmer the curry for about 10-15
minutes.
7)Add in the coconut milk and serve hot.
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Hotel Updates
Product Update
Movenpick Hotel & Convention Center KLIA
Opening: 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
Rooms
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The Clans Hotel, Georgetown
Opening : 3rd Quarter 2014
Location : The Khoo Kongsi, Georgetown
Rooms : 46 stylish rooms and suites
Swiss-Garden, Malacca
Opening: 4th Quarter 2014
Location: Melaka City Centre
Rooms: 306 units hotel room & 392
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The Blue Mansion,
Penang
Undergoing Refurbishment
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Expected Completion: 2nd Phase
to be completed by Sep 2014
Total Rooms
: 18 units
Pangkor Island Beach Resort
(Renovation)
Close :1st July 2014.
Completion : Approximately 24 months
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Location : The Golden Triangle
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The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means
"island of the areca nut palm". The name Penang may refer either to the island of Penang
(Pulau Pinang) or the state of Penang (Negeri Pulau Pinang). In Malay, Penang's
capital George Town was called and labelled in old maps as Tanjung Penaga (Cape
Penaigre), named after the many ballnut trees (also known as Alexandrian
laurels, Calophyllum inophyllum) on the coast, but now usually shortened as Tanjung (the
Cape). Penang is often known as "The Pearl of the Orient", Garden of the East and Pulau
Pinang Pulau Mutiara (Penang, Island of Pearls).
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The seventh lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar is called The Ghost Month. On the first day of the month, the Gates of Hell are
sprung open to allow ghosts and spirits access to the world of the living. The spirits spend the month visiting their families, feasting and
looking for victims.There are three important days during Ghost Month. On the first day of the month, ancestors are honoured with
offerings of food, incense, and ghost money - paper money / “hell money” which are burned so the spirits can use it. These offerings are
done at makeshift altars set up on sidewalks outside the house. On that day, you can witness how the Chinese families carry out their
spiritual beliefs on such festival and also enjoy the Chinese Opera / Puppet shows that are put together for audiences - the living and the
non-living alike, at Temples and certain Chinese Associations. Tip: Do not sit on the first and second rows when you are watching the
Chinese Opera / Puppet Shows. It believes those seats are reserved for the spirits or ghosts.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the
eighth month in the Chinese and Vietnamese calendar, which is during a full moon in September or early October. It was a time to
enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honour of the moon. It is also an occasion for outdoor
reunions among friends and relatives to eat moon cakes and gaze at the moon (a symbol of harmony and unity). The festival is
celebrated with many cultural or regional customs. In this tour, we will bring you to a building which has the richest features of Chinese
Architectural beauty in Malaysia, The Thean Hou Temple. There, you can experience the custom of burning incense in reverence to
deities including “Chang'e”, lantern lighting ceremony, Riddle solving, lantern making and also witness the drum performance, Diabolo
performance, dragon and lion dances performances and etc.
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Product Updates
Product Update - Recommended Restaurant in Melaka
Calanthe Art Café
Location: 11, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Café (Malaysian Cuisine)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/calanthe.melaka
Riverine Coffeehouse
Location: 108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross
Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Nyonya Cuisine
Website: http://riverinecoffeehouse.blogspot.com/
Thaipusam is the biggest festival for Hindus after Deepavali and usually falls in January or February. It is observed as a day of thanksgiving and
paying penance for Lord Murugan. It is celebrated by the Hindu people of South India and the mainly Tamil-speaking Hindu communities
throughout Malaysia. On the day, parades and rituals are held across the country, with devotees performing ceremonial acts at different locations
– the most famous being at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur where more than one million people gather on this day to see the colours, noise and
activities of the celebration. The night before Thaipusam, Hindus gather at the Sri Mahamariaman Temple and walk towards the Batu Caves in the
midnight where they will arrive the next morning. The long trip culminates in the flight of 272 steps to the cave entrance. Be prepared for a very
crowded, hectic and sometimes even claustrophobic experience, as devotees, tourists and locals are allowed to go up the stairs to the actual caves.
The area around Batu Caves is also filled with small stalls where food, snacks, drinks and also many religious items are sold.
Wesak Day is a holiday observed traditionally by the
devout worshipers of Lord Buddha, celebrated by
Buddhists throughout the world. Wesak Day marks three
major events in Buddha’s life, namely his birth, his
enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana. A candle
procession is the highlight of the celebration, and at the
same time, offerings of prayers, joss sticks, and incense,
giving food to the needy and donations are also made.
The Parade starts at 7pm at the Buddhist Temple Maha
Vihara, in Brickfields, an area just outside of the city
center. From there the parade which consists dozens of
brightly lit floats slowly make its way to the Bukit Bintang
area (No guarantee of the parade following the same
route each year), but it is certain that they will pass Jalan
Raja Chulan, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang
at some point in the evening. From the city center the
parade makes its way back to Brickfields again, where the
last decorated floats arrives around 11pm.
Feel the Old Portugal’s Glories in Melaka during
this festival celebration. Some of the activities
held are the entertaining of folk dance and band
by The Rancho Folchorico San Pedro. The
dancers, dressed in colourful costumes, will twirl
and dip in medley of traditional dances of old
Portugal like Branyo, Chirkoti & Serempah de
Mor. Aside from that, a tradition known as
“Gensay Barco” or blessing of the fishing boats,
traditionally held off Lisbon could be experienced
during that day. The fishing boats will be cleaned
and oiled. Then, it will be candlelit and
colourfully decorated with flags and biblical
quotes. Later, the boat will be blessed by a priest
supplicating a better season. Sometimes, you
could even enjoy a mock Portuguese wedding
during the Feista de San Pedro. The activities
held vary each year and depends on the
organizing committees. Before heading back, you
should also patrol along the food stalls and get
your hands on traditional or rather Localized
Traditional Portuguese Cuisine at there.
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Jonker 88
Location: No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka,
Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Nyonya Cuisine
Website: http://www.jonker88.com/
Halia Inc. Coffee Bar & Restaurant
Location: 1 Jalan Merdeka, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Malaysian Cuisine
Website: http://restaurantsanpedromelaka.blogspot.com/
Geographer Café
Location: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Asian/Malaysian Cuisine
Website: http://www.geographer.com.my/
Malaccafe
Makko Nyonya Restaurant
Location: 2, Jalan Laksamana | Bandar
Hilir, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Asian/Malaysian and Western Cuisine
Website: https://www.facebook.com/malaccafe
Location: 123 Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka, Malaysia
Type of foods served: Nyonya Cuisine
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MakkoNyonya-Restaurant/112844195407675
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