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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Minut Init Studio Adolescence "Coming of Age" Art Exhibition

Minut Init Art Space's Adolescence "Coming of Age" Indie-centric art exhibition was highlighted in The Star newspaper in the Arts section, page 7 (21st June 2015).

Dali Aziz, one of the founder of Minut Init, described how Minut Init Art Space opened with a "no censorship" manifesto and described Minut Init as an "underground punk art gallery".

Minut Init has hosted not only art events, but also concerts, fashion shows, audio-visual showcases.

Minut Init is run by a group of university mates and friends among which you can count artists, an accountant, blacksmith, even a welder.

Adolescence "Coming of Age" Indie-centric art exhibition feature over 20 works by six artists, Malaysians Aleff Ahmad, Borhanazali, Mils Gan, Nadia J Mahfix; Russian artist Lena Kravchenko and French painter Jael Estrella. The event will run till 26 June, 2015.

Works will include paintings, photographs, lino prints and Rorschach-esque ink blots.

Now that the floor below the studio is available, Dali and his Minut Init partners plans to expand and convert the space to a lounge area for a artsy-hipster space.

Minut Init Coming of Age Indie Centric art exhibition
Minut Init Coming of Age Indie Centric art exhibition

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fitness First Health Club Damansara Uptown has moved

Fitness First Damansara Uptown may be no more, but have moved to Fitness First Paradigm Mall. No problem at all. There are still a few gyms for fitness and health fans in Damansara Uptown. There are:

1. Muscle Gym Fitness Center along Jalan SS21/35

2. Tone Up Club for Women along Jalan SS21/60

3. In future, for guests of Somerset Damansara Uptown and

4. In the near future, for residents of Damansara Uptown Residence

Plus there is also Funsportz Sdn Bhd at nearby 10 Boulevard where you can buy your own exercise machines and other sport paraphernelia.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Spicy Cauliflower Fried ice at The Salad Bar

Fried rice must always have rice, right? Otherwise why would it be called fried rice?

Not so, says The Salad Bar at Damansara Uptown. Let's us make fried rice with cauliflower instead and thus Garlic Cauliflower Fried Rice and Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice got invented at The Salad Bar.

James Tan of The Malaysian Insider reviewed The Salad Bar and chose Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice from among a variety of salads, sandwiches and juices. It sure looked like fried rice as the cauliflower had been chopped into tiny pieces just like rice. It also have chopped carrots, peas, corn, slivers of mushroom, egg, cili padi and diced chicken breast, even a large iceberg lettuce leaf but no rice.

James verdict of the fried rice dish without rice? Taste great like any good Yangzhou Fried Rice, and only 205 kCals per serving.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Which restaurant charge GST and/or Service Charge?

What to know which restaurant charge or doesn't charge GST? Or Service Tax? Or charge for boiled or filtered water? Or you have patronized a restaurant before and wants to let others know if the restaurant charge GST and/or Service Charge? Try

Monday, April 6, 2015

Restaurants charging GST and/or Service charge in Damansara Uptown

Some innovative netizens have started a website to list restaurants charging GST and/or Service charge at

One of them charging both GST plus Service charge is Han Woo Ri Korean BBQ Restaurant.

I have previously eaten at Restaurant Tzuk Sheng Lao even before 1st April 2015, that is, before GST formally started and they already have GST and Service charge listed in their receipts. I was then charged only for Service Charge but the waiter said after April 1st, they will charge both so I think I should add that restaurant to the list of restaurants charging both.