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Archive for July 9th, 2009

dari: Aiman Amani’s Webloghttp://aimanamani.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/eating-out-in-kuala-terengganu/

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Two weeks in Kuala Terengganu was really enjoyable. I visited a lot of interesting places and met lots of wonderful people. I also had the chances to sample a lot of Terengganu foods.

Pak Chik Changgeh mentioned about a restaurant in Rusila named Kedai Lempeng that serves ‘ttupak sutong’ everyday (Please refer to ‘TTupak Sutong’). We went there on the first day they started their business after their Eid break. I like the place and the owners are very friendly and polite. We tried their ‘ikang and sutong celuk ttepong’ (please refer to Cicoh – part 2), ‘ttupak sutong’ (please refer to ‘Ttupak Sutong’) ‘lepeng nyor’ (lempeng), ‘rojok ceranang’ (a type of Terengganu salad), ‘rojok kateh’ and ‘keropok lekor’.

The fish and squid were fresh and tasty; and so were their ‘ikang singgang’ and ‘budu’ (please refer to ‘ikang Singgang’). The ‘rojok kateh’ was also tasty  but the ‘ttupak sutong’ was rather “cero“. The ‘kuoh’ or the curry soup of the ‘ttupak sutong’ was not thick enough (too watery) and did not have either that wonderful flavour nor the lovely aroma of a tasty ‘ttupak sutong’. Anyway the ‘air nira’ and the young coconut drink which were both mixed with ice-cream were really tasty. And so were the lempeng or “coconut pancake” as my siblings called them. Actually that was the first time I tried the ‘lepeng nyor’!

The next day I ate ‘lempeng’ at another stall close to the Primula Hotel known as ‘Keda Atak Nipoh’ (Nipah Roof Stall). We prefered their ‘lempeng’ compared to the ones served at Kedai Lempeng. The people who run this stall were very nice and friendly. They also sell delicious Terengganu style ‘nasi lemak’.

Another place that sells delicious ‘nasi lemak’ was a stall in Jalan Kampung Kolam which was run by Mak Cik Ani and her husband. Mak Cik Ani used to work for Alam Akademik, a bookstore  that belongs to my grandmother. Mak Cik Ani’s ‘nasi minyak’ was delicious too.

We also had our ‘nasi minyak’ at a very popular ‘nasi minyak’ and ‘roti canai’ stall opposite the Sekolah Kebangsaan Ladang. When we reached there, the stall was almost full but we managed to get our seats. We waited for ages but nobody came to take our order and when we called the staff, she just looked at us rudely and ignored us!

The worst part of their bad service was there were customers who just came in could get their ‘nasi minyak’ almost at once while others had to wait for ages to order their breakfast! Infact another customer who was seated next to us just walked out of the place after telling us that he was already tired of waiting for his ‘nasi minyak’. At last we got our ‘nasi minyak’; but the ‘roti canai’ never came. Another customer said that being so popular, the  stall owner do not care if their customers walked out or gave up on them ‘cos more will come for their ‘nasi minyak’ and ‘roti canai’. And that reminds me of the rude lady at the sales counter of the very popular keropok lekor place in Bukit Tok Beng! (please refer to ‘Two Weeks in Kuala Terengganu’)

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Tujuh pesalah juvana bolos dari asrama pemulihan akhlak – Empat ditahan, tiga masih bebas


ASRAMA Rusila milik Jabatan Kemajuan Masyarakat Kuala Terengganu ini menjadi tempat tinggal tujuh pesalah juvana yang melarikan diri kelmarin.


KUALA TERENGGANU (Kosmo) – Tindakan seorang pembantu Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) di Asrama Rusila, Marang memindahkan pelatih ke sebuah lokap kecil membawa padah apabila tujuh daripada mereka berjaya melarikan diri kelmarin.

Timbalan Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah II Negeri, Supritendan K. Manoharan berkata, kesemua pelatih pusat pemulihan akhlak berusia antara 15 hingga 17 tahun itu melepaskan kira-kira pukul 1.15 pagi.

Bagaimanapun, empat daripada pesalah juvana itu berjaya ditahan semula ketika bersembunyi di kawasan Kampung Mak Kemas, Bukit Payung antara pukul 8.50 pagi hingga 12.40 tengah hari.

“Sebelum kejadian pembantu JKM berusia 28 tahun itu mahu memindahkan seorang pelatih yang didakwa dipukul pelatih lain dari sebuah lokap besar ke lokap kecil.

“Ketika dia membuka pinta lokap, tiba-tiba pelatih dari lokap kecil itu merempuh dan memukul pembantu itu dan seorang pengawal keselamatan,” katanya ketika ditemui dipejabatnya semalam.

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Muhammad Alaudin Mohd Zaid, 16, says his schoolmates  teased him about  his scars
Muhammad Alaudin Mohd Zaid, 16, says his schoolmates teased him about his scars

KUALA TERENGGANU (NST): Third degree burn scars on his face and most of his body have not stopped Muhammad Alaudin Mohd Zaid from leading a normal life.

The 16-year-old boy who cheated death after his uncle pulled him out from a burning kitchen about 10 years ago, attends school, plays football and goes fishing like other normal teenagers.

The Form Four student at SMK Belara said he could not remember much about the incident at his home in Kampung Bukit Guntong near Banggol Peradong.

“I was 6 at the time and I remember being in the kitchen with two of my cousins watching my uncle tinkering with his home-made bamboo canon.

“I noticed there was a can of kerosene too and the next thing I remember was a loud booming noise and flames everywhere,” he said.
Alaudin remembered screaming in pain and said he must have passed out as he did not recall being pulled out of the kitchen by his uncle.

“The next thing I knew, I was in a hospital bed and I remained there for a long time. I missed most of my first year of school at SK Banggol Peradong but when I was fit enough to attend school most of the students there did not miss noticing my scarred body,” he said.

Alaudin said primary school was tough at first as some children were cruel enough to make fun of his condition by calling him all kind of names.

“Some of the names made me cry but I didn’t mind ‘Scarface’ as my teachers told me the famous Hollywood movie star Al Pacino was also called ‘Scarface’. (Pacino played Tony Montana, a Cuban mobster in Miami whose nickname was Scarface, in the 1983 movie also called Scarface.)

“But things got better over time especially when I made it to the the football team and a lot of boys at school wanted to be my friends,” he said.

Football proved to be his salvation. As a secondary school student Alaudin regularly played in the school and district football team.

“Last year was the best year ever as I was part of the Kuala Terengganu North football team which won the state championships.

“I wish I could do a little better academically as it is my ambition to become a doctor to help support my family,” he said.

As the elder of two children he said he knew his mother Jamilah Mohamad, 38, a helper at a cafeteria in a polytechnic in town, had sacrificed a lot to raise the family.

Jamilah, who has been a single mother for more than five years, said it was impossible to send Alaudin for scar removal surgery.

“I have heard of skin flap or graft but I am sure whatever that is, it is not something that I can afford on my meagre salary.

“High on my priority list now is to have enough food on the table and make sure that Alaudin and 13-year-old Siti Nuratiqa finish school,” she said. — By Zainuddin Muhammad

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PENGKALAN BERANGAN (Sinar Harian)- Kerajaan Negeri mengharapkan ibu bapa memantau penggunaan e-Book di rumah bagi mengelakkan anak menyalahgunakan kemudahan itu.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Infrastruktur dan Kemudahan Awam negeri, Yahya Khatib Mohamad berkata, pemantauan itu penting kerana e-Book boleh mendapat capaian Internet yang dibimbangi digunakan untuk tujuan salah.

Menurutnya, kerajaan tidak dapat menghalang dan memantaunya kerana kemudahan Internet serta ‘broadband’ di rumah boleh disalahgunakan kanak-kanak untuk memuat turun permainan dan bahan tidak sepatutnya seperti bahan lucah.

“Kerajaan menyediakan kemudahan ini untuk kebaikan pembelajaran anak namun pada masa sama, kami mengharapkan ibu bapa dapat mengawal penggunaan e-book ini supaya mereka tidak menggunakannya ke arah negatif.

“Kemudahan komunikasi ini memang kami tidak boleh halang. Jika di sekolah, kami ada kawalan tetapi apabila di rumah, peranan ibu bapa sangat penting bagi memastikan objektif penggunaan e-Book bagi memudahkan pembelajaran tercapai,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditemui pemberita selepas merasmikan Majlis Penyerahan e-Book peringkat Parlimen Marang di Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pengkalan Berangan, di sini, semalam.

Pada majlis itu, seramai 62 murid SK Pengkalan Berangan menerima e-Book masing-masing.

Turut menerima kemudahan itu adalah 141 murid SK Bukit Sawa, 115 murid SK Merchang dan 87 murid SK Wakaf Tapai.

Menurut Yahya, kerajaan membelanjakan hampir RM450,000 bagi pemberian e-Book untuk empat buah sekolah terbabit dan dijangkakan 1,600 murid lagi di Dewan Undangan Negeri Alor Limbat, Bukit Payong serta Rhu Rendang akan menerima e-Book masing-masing.

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KUALA TERENGGANU (Sinar Harian) – Muzium Terengganu menganjurkan Pertandingan Melukis Citra Terengganu 2009 pada 4 hingga 6 Julai lalu bagi memupuk sema-ngat cinta warisan sejarah dan budaya negeri ini.

Pengerusi Urus setia Induk, Pertandingan Melukis Citra Terengganu, Fairuz Karim berkata, pertandingan yang dibuka kepada seluruh warganegara ini menonjolkan citra negeri dalam bentuk lukisan sela-ras fungsi dan peranan mu-zium memperkasa warisan sejarah dan budaya negeri.

“Masih ramai masyarakat kita hari ini kurang peka, malah tidak tahu mengenai sejarah terdahulu, mungkin disebabkan kurang pendedahan dan pen-didikan sejarah.

“Sehubungan itu, Muzium Negeri berperanan menanam dan mendekatkan masyarakat dengan warisan sejarah ini melalui pelbagai aktiviti kesenian tradisi berunsur dan berlatarbelakangkan seja-rah negeri-negeri.

“Satu daripadanya, ka-mi memilih menganjurkan pertandingan melukis ini yang dibahagikan kepada dua kategori, iaitu Karya Siap bertemakan Citra Terengganu (peristiwa dalam persejarahan Terengganu) dan kategori Karya Spon-tan bertema Citra Terengganu (warisan semula jadi dan budaya Terengganu),” katanya ketika ditemui Sinar Harian.

Menurut Fairuz, pertandingan itu mendapat sambutan menggalakkan bu-kan hanya daripada rakyat negeri ini, tetapi dari luar Terengganu.

“Muzium Negeri berharap pertandingan ini dapat menyokong penghayatan sejarah dalam masyarakat dengan memberikan ak-ti-viti kepada mereka, selain program memperkasa mu-zium.

“Pertandingan ini juga platform pelukis di seluruh negeri menunjukkan bakat masing-masing, seterusnya melahirkan lebih ramai tenaga mahir dalam bidang ini,” katanya.

Pertandingan diadakan di pekarangan Kompleks Muzium Terengganu dan dihakimi Profesor Awang Damit Ahmad dan Profesor Ponirin Amin.

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SK Sultan Sulaiman 1 won’t be closed

KUALA TERENGGANU (NST): State Education director Ariffin Embong said SK Sultan Sulaiman 1 will not be closed as two of its students who were infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus had not attended classes.

The school would remain open, he said, despite claims by some parents that the two had been seen in school on Monday.

The two sisters, in Year Six and Three, have not attended classes after they were found to have contracted the virus. They are the daughters of a prominent Umno politician here.

Their mother and younger sibling, 6, had also tested positive for the virus and are hospitalised together with the two.

The politician and his family had just returned from the United Kingdom.
“They were immediately sent to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital after they went through the screening when they returned from abroad. They did not set foot in the school,” Ariffin said.

The kindergarten in which the youngest sibling is enrolled has suspended classes until July 20.

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5 penaja jayakan karnival memancing

Projek 2 hari anjuran bersama Bank Rakyat dan Joran diadakan di Batu Burok, 17 Julai

KUALA LUMPUR: Lima penaja menyerahkan tajaan masing-masing bagi memeriahkan lagi Karnival Memancing Bank Rakyat – Joran 2009 yang akan diadakan di Pantai Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu pada 17 dan 18 Julai ini.

Antaranya ialah Adabi Consumer Industries (Adabi), Kumpulan Zulkifli Bhamadhaj (Petani), Nestle Products (Nescafe & Maggi), Titan Loyal Marketing Sdn Bhd (TLM) dan Outworld. Penaja lain ialah I’naz Design & Collection, iCage, TCE Tackles dan Superbest Power.

Semua penajaan diserahkan kepada Pengarang Eksekutif Rencana Berita Harian, Norhayati Md Said. Hadir sama, Eksekutif Jabatan Pemasaran dan Pengurusan Aktiviti Bank Rakyat, Mahathir Mohamed yang mewakili syarikat berkenaan.

Adabi yang diwakili Pengurus Promosi dan Perhubungan Awamnya, Chef Raman Abu Samah menyerahkan tajaan hamper dan produk rempah ratus syarikat itu. Petani yang menaja minuman asam jawa dan hamper diwakili eksekutif jualannya, Kamar Abu Bakar.

Manakala Nestle pula diwakili Eksekutif Acaranya, Hamidah Othman pula menaja 10 hamper Nescafe untuk pemenang pertandingan karaoke dan 10 hamper Maggi bagi pertandingan memancing. Sementara Outworld pula diwakili Pengarahnya, Haslil Razif menyerahkan penajaan perkakasan aktiviti luar.

Penaja baru, TLM pula menaja 15 botol minyak pelincir Titan Power Oil kepada pemenang yang diwakili Pengarahnya, Azman Ishak dan Haji Rahmat.

Karnival dua hari itu berkonsepkan santai keluarga dan pengunjung boleh menyertai pelbagai program serta sukaneka yang diaturkan penganjur.

Sementara bapa menyertai pertandingan memancing, ibu dan anak-anak boleh mendaftar untuk beberapa acara yang disediakan. Antaranya pertandingan mewarna, futsal, memasak, kuiz, permainan di Kelab Nuri, bermesra dengan maskot Nuri dan badut. Kanak-kanak juga akan diajak mengambil bahagian dalam tarian ayam dan poco-poco.

Beberapa acara sukaneka seperti makan epal, tiup gula-gula dalam tepung, teka silang kata, mengisi air dalam botol, membalut mumia dan mengupas limau dijangka menghangatkan lagi karnival berkenaan. Pengunjung yang datang pada karnival dijemput menyertainya.

Pengunjung juga dapat beramah mesra dengan Abang Ropie dari Kumpulan Cecupak yang juga Duta Kelab Nuri Bank Rakyat. Bagi menghangatkan lagi suasana karnival, penganjur turut mengadakan pertandingan karaoke khusus untuk pengunjung yang diadakan pada petang Jumaat, 17 Julai nanti.

Selain itu, sepanjang karnival dua hari berkenaan, orang ramai boleh mengunjungi pameran pembiayaan, perkhidmatan Bank Rakyat dan gerai yang menjual pelbagai produk usahawan.

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