Aug
19

Pakej Percutian Kuching Sarawak 4 Hari 3 Malam

Jika anda sedang merancang untuk melawat Kuching dalam masa 4 hari 3 malam, pakej percutian Kuching Sarawak kami adalah jawapan kepada segala pencarian anda.

Kepelbagaian kaum dan etnik di Sarawak merupakan faktor utama Sarawak menjadi pilihan pelancong dari serata dunia. Malah, Kuching telah diisytiharkan sebagai ‘City of Unity’ dan merupakan bandar pertama yang mendapat gelaran sedemikian di Malaysia. Di ibu negeri Sarawak ini, anda boleh melawati pelbagai tempat menarik dan kebanyakan tempat ini boleh anda lawati dalam masa empat hari sahaja.

Berikut merupakan itinerari yang kami cadangkan.

Pada hari pertama, sejurus ketibaan anda di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuching, anda akan dijemput oleh pemandu pelancong. Anda akan dibawa ke hotel untuk daftar masuk dan boleh berehat sebentar. Kemudian, pada sebelah petang, anda akan menaiki sampan untuk menyusuri Sungai Sarawak selama 1 jam. Di sepanjang sungai, anda dapat melihat Kampung Gersik, Fort Margherita, Dewan Undangan Negeri, Astana dan sebagainya. Untuk makan malam, anda akan dibawa ke TopSpot Seafood Food Court. Kebiasaannya, hidangan yang menjadi pilihan pengunjung adalah udang mentega (butter prawn), oyster pancake, ketam lembut bersama telur masin (soft shell crab with salted egg) dan umai. Selepas itu, anda akan kembali ke hotel untuk berehat.

Sampan Boat Cruise

Sampan Boat Cruise

Selepas sarapan pada hari kedua, anda akan dibawa ke Kampung Budaya Sarawak. Di Kampung Budaya ini, anda boleh melihat pelbagai etnik di Sarawak seperti Iban, Melanau, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu, Melayu dan Penan. Pada pukul 11, anda akan dihiburkan dengan persembahan kebudayaan yang mengambil masa kira-kira 45 minit.

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Selepas makan tengah hari, anda akan dibawa ke Pusat Pemulihan Hidupan Liar Semenggoh untuk melihat orang utan yang hidup bebas di sini. Kemudian, anda akan melawat kilang pasu dan anda boleh melihat mereka membuat pasu malah anda boleh mencuba untuk membuat pasu anda sendiri. Untuk makan malam, pemandu pelancong akan membawa anda ke restoran berdekatan untuk menjamu selera sebelum kembali ke hotel untuk berehat.

Orang utan di Semenggoh

Orang utan di Semenggoh

Pada hari ketiga, anda akan dibawa ke Serikin. Pasar Serikin hanya dibuka pada hujung minggu, dan untuk ke sana, perjalanan dari bandar Kuching memakan masa selama 1 jam 30 minit. Pasar Serikin terkenal dengan barangan cenderamata dan perabot yang diperbuat daripada rotan, baju, kain telekung, makanan ringan, makanan basah dan macam-macam lagi. Barangan yang dijual di sini agak murah berbanding barangan yang dijual di bandar Kuching kerana kebanyakan barangan dijual oleh penjual dari sempadan Kalimantan.

Pasar Serikin

Pasar Serikin

Pada sebelah petang, anda akan melawat Pasar Tamu Kubah Ria untuk membeli ikan terubok dan pelbagai barangan lain yang terdapat di sana. Kemudian, anda akan ke Kampung Gersik yang terletak di seberang sungai untuk membeli kek lapis. Di kampung ini, terdapat beberapa kedai kek lapis dan anda bebas untuk membeli dari mana-mana kedai mengikut selera anda.

Selepas itu, kembali ke hotel. Untuk makan malam, anda boleh mengunjungi kedai makanan yang berdekatan.

Pada hari keempat, anda akan dibawa bersiar-siar di bandar Kuching. Anda akan melawat Astana, Dewan Undangan Negeri, Dewan Suarah, Muzium Sarawak, Muzium Kucing, Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan, Dewan Bandaraya Kuching Utara, Masjid Lama Kuching dan banyak lagi. Anda juga akan bersiar-siar di Waterfront dan Main Bazaar untuk membeli cenderamata.

Kemudian, anda akan ke hotel untuk daftar keluar. Selepas itu, anda akan dibawa untuk makan tengah hari sebelum berangkat ke lapangan terbang untuk penerbangan pulang.

Pakej ini termasuk penginapan 4 hari 3 malam di Grand Supreme Hotel beserta sarapan, bayaran masuk untuk Sampan River Cruise, Kampung Budaya Sarawak, Pusat Pemulihan Hidupan Liar Semenggoh, pengangkutan, pemandu/pemandu pelancong, makanan (seperti dalam itinerari)

Jika anda berminat untuk menempah pakej ini, sila hubungi kami di 016-4123 304 atau emel kepada cutiborneo@yahoo.com.

Jul
10

Tower of Heaven at Mount Silam, Lahad Datu, Sabah

If you get a chance to visit Lahad Datu, Sabah, there is an observatory tower called Menara Kayangan located at 620 metres above sea level on Mount Silam, 10 km from the town.

Why is it called Tower of Heaven? Probably because of the picturesque bird’s eye view that you can see once you reach the top of the tower. From here, you can see Lahad Datu town and its surrounding mountainous forest, Darvel Bay and a few islands. If you are too lazy to climb the stairs to the top, you can enjoy the view from the scenery while sitting on the bench outside the tower. Since it is located on top of Mount Silam, the cool and fresh air would definitely tempt you to stay a bit longer to relish the beautiful scenery laid before your eyes.

While making your way to the top of the tower, you will see some posters and photograph of Mount Silam at the side of the stairs. You can take your sweet time climbing 8 floors of staircase to the top by reading information on Sabah and Mount Silam on the walls.

This tower is not the only attraction. You can also trek through the trails at Mount Silam. There are two trails, both have different difficulties. For Trail Kayangan, it is more steep and narrow but takes only about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Another trail is Trail Kalung-Kalungan, which takes about 2 hours and 35 minutes to complete.

Another unique feature at Mount Silam is the Silam Crab. Some might wonder why crabs live in mountainous area and not in a body of water, but that is the special thing about this crab. Furthermore, this small, orange crab can only be found at Mount Silam.

While trekking, you might notice that the vegetation at Mount Silam is a bit different from your usual mountain. This is because the soil is rich in heavy metals such as magnesium, cobalt, chromium and others, but has low concentration of plant nutrients.

For those who are interested to stay at Mt. Silam, there is a hostel and a rest house that you can book through Sabah Forestry Department.

To get there, you can go by car. It is about 10km from Lahad Datu town, and the entrance is next to Lahad Datu-Tawau highway. Passing through the entrance, you will have to drive another 10 km to reach the tower. Along the way, you might be able to encounter macaques and orang utans.

Please note that there is no public transport to Tower of Heaven, though taxis are available. The entrance fee for Malaysian adult is RM5, while child is RM2 and for foreigners, adult is RM10 while child is RM5.

Jun
08

Competition vs. Interdependence at Team Building Event

Big companies organise team building yearly or the start of a big project because the management knows that team building is a powerful way to unite the employees from various departments. It is powerful not only for uniting the employees but also to develop each employee’s strength and getting them to think out of the box.

So now, is it better to have competition among the competing groups or better to have inter-dependence activities at a Team Building Event?

Cheering each other before activities

Cheering each other before activities

In my opinion, there are 2 ways to look at it. Here are my thoughts are below:

COMPETITION amongst the team members:

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1) When you compete in a game outdoor, you are actually realising what your limits are .

2) You are required to push your limit so as to help ensure that the members win.

3) When you are in a team group, you need to help your members to push their limit, hence you get to know one another better.

4) Competition may cause dislike because if the team loses because of 1 team member’s fault, the whole team will dislike or hate that person that causes the team to lose.

5) Competition actually makes a person or team work against the other. This will cause division of the company employees.

6) In a competition, those who are not skilful in that specific game would feel demotivated.

Games that use INTER DEPENDENCE for the team members

Helping one another to overcome obstacle

Helping one another to overcome obstacle

 

1) The team member is forced to work in a group instead of individually.

2) When you depend on one another in a teambuilding game, you would naturally get to know each other better.

3) There is a feeling of camaraderie in the teambuilding group, which you can translate into good working relationship amongst colleagues in the office later.

4) When you help each other out, both of you share a feeling of success and that “Feel Good” when your team eventually win that competition.

5) This “Feel Good” feeling would be brought back to the office and they would happily work on their tasks knowing that they can rely on their colleagues to help them out if they face any issue or problems later.

Work together in a team

Work together in a team

In my humble opinion, in a teambuilding event, it is best to have competitive games and games that require the participants to be inter dependent. So we bring out the best in the employees in the sense that we made them push their limits in a game and also at same time we required them to help one another to reach the end goal.

In conclusion, there is always 2 sides to a coin and depending on how you looked at it but the best of both side of arguments hold true.

So are you planning to have a teambuilding event soon? Why not come and have a chat with us? You may email us at: Cutiborneo@yahoo.com or call us at + 60 16 4123 304.

May
20

7 Team Building ideas for great time together

In order to make teambuilding fun and interesting, especially for a big group, here are 7 fun ideas for your company to think about and work on.

Some ideas that we used to do as kids can be used as teambuilding games for the participants. When everyone is having fun, even games that are deemed childish is worth joining.

1) Each group is given a necktie.

Each member in a group will come up with creative way to tie a necktie. The person with the most creative knot will win the game. This translates to creative idea and juices to flow in a company, and for creative way to solve a problem.

2) Life boat game

Each group is given a task of whom to save in a sinking boat when there are 10 different persons in the boat, with their own nationality, profession and gender. They are given 10 minutes to discuss and then to tell us why the person is eliminated and why the last person standing there should be the last on the life boat.

This game tells us how the participants prioritize the person whom they work with at their workplace and how they can help each other to stay in the boat during crisis, here being to help each other to solve problems when issues arise.

Rafting activity

Rafting activity

3) Best time of my life

Each participant is given a deck of card, and they choose either Ace that represents their school life, Queen that represents the time when they started working and Jack that represents the time when they get married and have children, and then they have to tell us the best time of their lives during any of the chosen lifetime of the card. So when they start to tell us here about their background, we are able to know more about them.

4) Toxic Waste

Toxic waste is a game that challenges on leadership, coordination and patience as a leader, as the members are blind folded and led to remove toxic waste from the danger zone. Here, of course we use only water as toxic waste.

Toxic Waste game

Toxic Waste game

5) Lead to people

Here, we need to find a participant that is different from us, eg. They are heavier by 50 pounds, taller with 2 inches, thinner of opposite gender, and we just jot down things we noticed about them. So here, we are able to get to know our colleagues better via their appearance or outlook.

Building teamwork

Building teamwork

6) Walk this way

Each participants are divided into 2 rows. The first person will do a funny dance. Then followed by the next one, who will do a different dance routine than the first one. By the time they reached the last person, everyone will be laughing and all pumped up. It relieves and distress the participants and get them in a relaxed and fun mood.

7) Contribution to the company

Everyone moves around and tell the person they meet of how they can contribute to the company productivity. They must tell as many people as they can. The most person told will win. This game will make them think of how they can contribute to the company and the role that they play in the company. Most people have been working for a company and never really thought about their role in the organization. This act of telling another person what role they play in the organization will reinforce this value of their contribution to the company.

We hope that the above 7 ideas will excite you to create the above games for your company staff in one of your company teambuilding event.

If you need a professional trainer to help you organise a teambuilding event right here in Sabah or Sarawak, do contact us here at

email : cutiborneo@yahoo.com

or call us at + 60 16 4123 304

May
19

Experiencing basic living skills & nature at Camp Mike, Matang, Kuching

Camp Mike, located at the foothills of Mt Serapi, is a 45-minutes’ drive from Kuching city, nestled at a jungle-type experiential learning camp is the brainchild and owned by Michael Lim (thus the name of the camp), who loves outdoor activities and would be more than happy to impart his wisdom and experience to the younger generations.

The idea to create this outdoor learning camp came from his parents, after years of observing the young generations nowadays. Kids these days are spending more time in shopping malls rather than sweating buckets in sports and other activities under the sun. By creating this camp, Mike wanted to educate the youngsters about basic living and to live in nature.

Group fun

Group fun

At Camp Mike, the training facilities are mostly temporary. It means that most of the infrastructure can be set up quickly, usually in a day before a camp session, and taken down once the camp ends. All of them are temporary infrastructure except for the roofed open-air meeting hall he had constructed next to the fish pond which he called it the “Cow Shed” .

Group Presentation at Camp Mike

Group Presentation at Camp Mike

Once the participants are in this camp, there will be no more cellphones and wireless internet as their mobile phones must be handed over to the facilitators for safekeeping. Parents are advised not to call their kids during the camp session unless there is an emergency.

You can even forget about the comfortable air-conditioning. The accommodation that you will stay in are tents, set-up by the participants upon arrival. Meals are cooked over open fires. Here, they learn about basic survival skills such as how to dig latrines, tie secure knots and navigate their way in a jungle.

Having lunch at Camp Mike

Having lunch at Camp Mike

Although the kids are spoiled with the city lifestyle, they will have a blast during the camp session. Experiencing new things in a real-life adventure proved to be more fun than what you experience in video games. The participants can take part in blindfolded jungle treks and night-time walks on the mountainside, or enjoy water activities such as fishing, rafting and kayaking. At night, as cliché as it sounds, you can even sing-along with your friends around the campfire and tell ghost stories.

A part of the objective of this camp is for the participants to learn about nature and skills, and the other part is for them to enjoy them while learning. At Camp Mike, there are plenty of opportunities to learn basic outdoor survival skills. Their “hands-off” approach lets the participants solve the problems by themselves ads a part of the learning process.

So, in the next team building event, why don’t you visit this amazing camp and meet Mike, the friendly camp chief whom will greet you warmly at his camp. You will be amazed by what he will be educating you and don’t forget to marvel over his amazing bungalow surrounded by forest. After all, it is his backyard where you are going to do your outdoor camping activities.

See more photos here: https://goo.gl/rdfnVe

If you need a professional trainer to help you organise a teambuilding event right here in Sabah or Sarawak, do contact us here at

email : cutiborneo@yahoo.com

or call us at + 60 16 4123 304

May
16

Teambuilding at Sumiran Eco Camp Kuching

Sumiran Eco Camp, located about 30 minutes drive from city centre, just after the Batu Kawa Bridge at Rantau Panjang. It is a rainforest eco camp, but you can also find some goats and horses there though the latter are still too young for riding. This camp is suitable for schools, organizations, companies to organise teambuilding activities and even to hold their family day event here.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a large piece of land of over 20 acres, complete with lake, river, and lots of greenery. The owner showed us around and explained to us the facilities and the rooms there. In the centre of the camp, there is a building that is a canteen at the ground floor, and 20 rooms at the 1st floor. Each room has double decker beds and there is a fan in each room. The electricity there runs on solar energy and generator, and as such, the owner did not install any air-condition.

Sumiran Eco Camp

Sumiran Eco Camp

Camping

Camping at Sumiran Eco Camp

For those who prefer camping site, they have available many tents for rent. Each tent could sleep between 4-6 persons. There is also a chalet on top of the hill, for a family to stay in. All the facilities here run on solar energy.

Sumiran Eco Camp has the longest flying fox in Sarawak and if you go jungle trekking into the forests, there are also several obstacle courses suitable for teambuilding activities.

There is a river and a lake at Sumiran Eco Camp. You can do some fun activities there like build your own raft and have a water rafting competition. Its safe and fun for everyone.

There is a flat empty field right in front of the 2 storey building. You can play telematch, football or games right there.

As for food wise, it is all Halal. The meals are prepared by the owner’s family and is of good quality as they also cater for MAS Airlines.
As mentioned earlier, there are goats and horses there. It all adds a soft touch of nature to your stay and event there. This is especially so for animal lovers like us.

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Horses at Sumiran Eco CampHorses at Sumiran Eco Camp

We are sure you would truly enjoy your organising your event there, as the owner is a very experienced man for teambuilding, outdoor and such activities as he is also the Commissioner of Boys Scouts in Sarawak. If you love outdoor, you will love this place. Contact us if you are keen on a teambuilding right here in Sumiran Eco Camp, Kuching at

email : cutiborneo@yahoo.com

or call us at + 60 16 4123 304

May
07

Importance of Hold Harmless Agreement in a teambuilding event

Every seasoned or newbie teambuilding organiser must make an effort to draft a Hold Harmless Agreement and getting the participants to sign the Agreement before they start the event.

 

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Indemnity Clause vs. Hold Harmless Agreement
Indemnity clause is where it allows you (the “indemnitee”) to seek reimbursement (“indemnity”) for money you are forced to pay to a third party as a result of an injury, monetary or physical, caused by the party from whom you seek the reimbursement (the “indemnitor”). Simply defined, indemnity is a means of shifting the ultimate responsibility for payment to the party who caused the injury.

 

If you are the event organiser, I am sure you will not want to have to be responsible for any injury due to a slippery floor or loss of personal belongings from a hotel room because the room could not be locked properly.. The victim may look for you for compensation even though the misfortune was not of your doing. As such, it is important that we get the participants to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement before they start the event.

 

“Hold Harmless” is a statement in a legal contract which states that an individual or organization is not liable for any injuries or damages caused to the individual signing the contract. An individual may be asked to sign a hold harmless agreement when undertaking an activity that involves risk for which the event organiser does not want to be legally or financially responsible. It is also known as a hold harmless provision.

 

Here is our step by step guidelines of the information needed to draft a Hold Harmless Agreement.

 

  1. The names and addresses of the participants in the teambuilding event.
  2. Is the person joining the event a child? If yes, then the guardian or parents will be the person signing the agreement and concur with the contents of this Agreement.
  3. The name and address of the organization or company, being protected from liability, ie they being the one conducting the teambuilding activities.
  4. Date of the Agreement and event.
  5. Date that the Agreement is being signed.
  6. The Laws of the country where the event is being held, here being the Laws of Malaysia.
  7. We may also add in some questions for them to answer, and inform us in advance, for example, Do they have any illness or medical issues that we should be aware of. So at least, we are well informed ahead of the event if there are such special needs that we have to take extra precautions.

The Agreement basically covers 3 areas especially with regards to the property where the event is being held, services provided and general issues that may occur during the event. For example, if John broke his arm because he was trying to show off his chopping brick skills to the kids there, the organizer would be deemed harmless from liability because John had signed the Agreement, and also because it was of John’s own doing.

 

We hope the above information would shed some light on the importance of having a Hold Harmless Agreement in a teambuilding event and making sure that every participant sign it.

 

 

Apr
17

Satok Uptown Market, a walk to remember

Watch out Kuchingites! We have our own uptown market called Satok Uptown Market which opened on 27 February and was launched on 28 February 2015. Even though the name states that it is in Satok, the location of the uptown market is at Kuching Civic Centre (Dewan Suarah Kuching). The uptown is opened on Friday and Saturday only.

 

Aerial view of Satok Uptown.

Aerial view of Satok Uptown.

Image credit to The Borneo Post

 

For those who does not know what uptown is, let me tell you, it has nothing to do with Westlife’s song Uptown Girl, though I was humming the song while writing this article. The usage of “uptown” in Malaysia is slang for “late-night market” because I’m pretty sure when you look up “uptown” in the dictionary, it does not translate as “market”. We usually called it as Uptown Kota Damansara, or Uptown Danau Kota. Uptowns usually opened between 9:00 pm to 3:00 am.

 

For the night owls, here is the perfect place for you to shop. In West Malaysia, they already have tons of uptowns and downtowns but here in Kuching, we are still new in experiencing this type of late-night market.

 

Shops at Satok Uptown

Shops at Satok Uptown

Image credit to The Borneo Post

 

Thus, on last Friday night, I dragged my sister to accompany me to go to this uptown. We went there at 10:00pm, so after 20 minutes of driving, I was shocked to see cars already parked at the road side, starting from the entrance of the old Lim Kok Wing University all the way to the traffic light near Archdiocesan Curia and Cathedral Pastoral Centre. I had to make U-turn twice and had to parked by the road in front of The Sarawak Club because there are no more space at the parking lot at the Civic Centre.

 

After 5 minutes walking, we finally reached the stalls. After walking for a few minutes more, we noticed that they had food stalls section, and the other section is for stalls selling other stuff such as clothes, foot wear, crafts and others.

 

Shops at Satok Uptown

Shops at Satok Uptown

Image credit to The Borneo Post

 

They have variety of food sold there, and you rarely see the same food at other stalls (except for the drinks). I bought a cheese cake, with sprinkled Nestum on top which cost me RM7. Even thought it was a bit pricey for street food, it was definitely spoon-licking good.

 

The T-shirts and other clothes there are quite cheap. I had my eyes locked on one T-shirt stall in particular, because I noticed the T-shirts sold there were the exact same T-shirt that I wished to buy from the online mall recently. Thinking that it might be cheaper here, I looked up at the price tag and saw it was RM45! Gosh, it would only cost me about RM15 if I buy it from the online mall.

 

After walking for 30 minutes around the uptown and met some familiar faces, we decided to head back home. Before that, we stopped by the first stall that we saw when we walked into the area and bought 2 glasses of Air Mata Kucing. There were some kids running around at the back of the stall, and they even put the blue canvas mat for them to sit and rest. But what really caught my eyes was the area just 5 metres from where they had laid the mat. There is a graveyard at the back there which I never noticed as we rarely went to Kuching Civic Centre before.

 

So, the question now is, why would they build uptown, which opens late at night, near a graveyard? Plus, the parking space is so limited that we need to park by the road side and all of them illegally thus causing trouble to other people using that road.

 

We just hope they will relocate the uptown but overall, thumbs up to the sellers who can keep their eyes open even at 3 in the morning.

 

Mar
15

Mukah, Sarawak

The Batang Mukah Bridge

The Batang Mukah Bridge

Mukah is one of the sleepy towns in Sarawak. As many Sarawakians had known, the town is mostly populated by Melanaus, at about 54% of the total population. One of the unique traits of the Melanaus is that some of them used ‘bin’ (for man) and ‘binti’ (for woman) in their name like Malays / Muslims used in their name. In the past, they have tall houses and these houses are still around, especially in rural areas.

 

Melanau House at Sarawak Cultural Village

Melanau House at Sarawak Cultural Village

 

 

One of the famous events in Mukah is Kaul Festival. It is usually in April every year. The festival is celebrated to thank the Ipok (spirits) for the successful harvest for the past year and a prayer for a good year ahead. The Melanaus belief that the world is protected by various spirits, guarding certain areas such as Ipok Sungai (river’s guardian), Ipok Pangai (wind), Ipok Talun (forest), Ipok Guun (jungle), and Ipok Daat (sea). To start the celebration, Bapa Kaul (The Father of the Kaul) will sing mantras to start the Kaul. The people celebrate it by bringing food and drink for the grand feast which is held by the river mouth and the beaches.

 

Furthermore, its perfect location by the sea is the reason why their seafood are sold fresh and cheap. You can even find lobsters fresh out of the water for only RM25 per kilo during its peak season.

 

Mukah is also widely known for their famous sago. This is because sago trees can be found mostly in Mukah and Dalat. Sago has been the Melanaus staple food for generations, and the popularity of this food had increased over the years. While talking about sago, let’s not forget about sago worm. It is also called ulat mulong or ulat rumbia. The sago worms can be found in felled trunks of the Sago palm.

 

Even though the town is far from the bigger city, they have two institutes of higher education here which are Polytechnic Mukah and UiTM Mukah.

 

 

Polytechnic Mukah

Polytechnic Mukah

 

If you wanted to go to the town, Mukah is accessible via car, boat or airplane. You can take a 3-hour bus ride from Sibu, or book seats on board of MASwings flights from Kuching or Miri. For those who are not going to be seasick, you can try the 2-hours express boat ride from Sibu to Dalat (which is located 30 km from Mukah).

 

Feb
10

Chee Cheong Fun, a twist from the ordinary

I for one have never been fond of Chee Cheong Fun. Its soft rice rolls texture would not be filling besides the strong smell of prawn paste and sesame seed.

 

A new café opened up just right the block from our office and I decided to give it a try. I was told that the owner himself made the rice rolls from scratch. The café name is Min Zhe Café. The café besides selling several varieties of Chee Cheong Fun also sells congee eg. lean pork with lean pork with preserved egg congee, sliced fish with scallop congee, sliced beef with scallop congee, shredded chicken with scallop congee, meatballs with scallop congee.

 

Min Zhe Café

Min Zhe Café

 

Just to explain to you what Chee Cheong Fun is, well, it originated from Southern China and it is commonly served either as a snack, small meal or as a variety of Chinese dim sum. In Malaysia, it is popularly had as breakfasts. Chee Cheong means pig intestine, and fun means noodle; this is because the noodle rolled more tightly and resembles the small intestine of a pig.

 

There are several type of Chee Cheong Fun available there. You could order Char Siu ( BBQ pork meat) Chee Cheong Fun, beef Chee Cheong Fun, and several other varieties of meat. A plate costs RM4. I had to order 2 plates because 1 plate is not filling enough for me.

 

List of congee

List of congee

List of Chee Cheong Fun

List of Chee Cheong Fun

 

I ordered Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun. When the food arrived, I was surprised to see that there was no prawn paste on it nor any sesame seeds on it. It comes with a little sambal, and the Chee Cheong Fun with Cha Siu filling inside. According to the owner, he did not want to prepare the usual Chee Cheong Fun like those in West Malaysia. He improvised it a little to suit the tastes of East Malaysians.

 

Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun

Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun

Prawn Chee Cheong Fun

Prawn Chee Cheong Fun

 

When I bit into it, I find the rice rolls chewy, this is what makes a Chee Cheong Fun stands out. The rice rolls must be chewy. Then I tasted the cha siu meat. Ooo La La! It was delicious. I really liked it.

 

Chee Cheong Fun, that soft and slightly chewy rice rolls with its silky smooth texture, a more translucent appearance and can stay fresh without being refrigerated for up to 24 hours!

Come check out this new outlet: Minzhe Congee at Jln Stutong, Kuching just a few shops away from 388 Coffee Shop. ( 388 Coffee Shop is behind 1TJ Mall).

 

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