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Starling birds at Damansara Uptown

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A flock of Starling birds has "arrived" at Damansara Uptown and is resident at the newly opened The Starling Mall . However, it seems the Starling birds of Damansara Uptown is a new sub-species. Uptown Starling plumage color is orange at the top, different to those species reported by Wipipedia which are mostly black Common Starling Starling sub-species Starling The common starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European starling, or in the British Isles just the starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a noisy bird, especially in communal roosts and other gregarious situations, with an unmusical but varied song. Its gift for mimicry has been noted in literature includin

Etiquette when travelling with KL Rapid buses, LRT, MRT

Can you eat when traveling with KL Rapid buses, LRT and MRT trains? Apparently yes. Why. Because eating is not excluded as listed in the Etiquette when traveling with KL Rapid https://www.myrapid.com.my/traveling-with-us/etiquette-when-traveling Here are the no's 1. Priority seats are to be offered to the elderly, disabled, expectant mothers and commuters with infants 2. When passengers are boarding, keep doors clear to allow passengers to alight first and give room to those boarding 3. Put Bags Down No one wants a bag shoved onto their face. Please be considerate and remove your backpack and place it on the floor to make more room for other passengers. 4. Make More Room Make room for others to board the train or bus. Move towards the centre or back especially during peak hours. 5. Mobile Phones Mobile phones have become a necessity, but not everyone is keen on your conversation. Keep your voice down and avoid sharing your discussions. 6. Personal Hygiene Take care of

Christmas is the time to be jolly with family and friends @ The Starling Mall

Make this Christmas truly memorable with the greatest of gifts – your family and friends. Discover a space that invokes joy and brings hearts together. Every experience is delightful, and every moment is memorable, only at the Concourse area, Ground Floor, Starling. Meet Santa Clause & Elves & Time: 17, 18, 24, 25 December at 2 to 3 pm Sing Along to Christmas Carols Time: 17, 18, 24, 25 December at 7 pm to 8 pm Groove with the Jazz Quartet 2,23, December @ 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Simple home remedy for hiccups

Suffered from a long lasting bout of hiccups that disturbed the sleep so started to search for solutions. Among simple solutions given were: sipping ice-cold water holding your breath for a short period biting on a lemon swallowing granulated sugar tasting vinegar breathing into a paper bag (never place a bag over your head) pulling your knees up to your chest leaning forward to compress your chest Tried sipping vinegar and it did the trick. However, keeping fingers crossed that it don't return.

Itching for a Pretzel Dog? Find it at The Starling Mall

Feel like eating a pretzel dog, searching high and low and can't find it? No worries, come to The Starling Mall, more specifically B-013A at Level B1, Auntie Anne's Asked for a pretzel dog and given a strange look? No worries, it has been renamed pretzel sausage to assuage the feelings of the Muslim. You can still find pretzel dog in its reincarnated name pretzel sausage.

Art Exhibition: Metamorphosis by Ming Tan

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Opening night: 16th December 2016: 8pm to 11pm 17th to 20th December: 3pm - 9pm Description Bio Adress Location map Description In Metamorphosis we explore transcendence, imagination and universality through the sublime metamorphosed creations of Ming Tan.Through her seemingly alchemical process Ming Tan's creations were once discarded egg cartons, stripped of all their previous functionality and reshaped into lyrical and fluid forms. At first sight these forms appear to be archeological specimens of ruined pottery or artefacts, however a second look reveals its contemporary origins. Being fabricated through a process of transmutation from everyday materials, the sculptural forms communicate to us the universal aspect of an artwork's ability to evoke feelings of timelessness making these contemporary pieces exude tranquility. Bearing in mind the hall marks of the work of Ming Tan. It is pertinent for us to notice that her oeuvre enlightens us about looking at discard

Uncle David (King Pokemon of Damansara at Uptown)

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If you go to the 5 foot way at HSBC Damansara Uptown , Jalan SS21/37 , you will see a lonely old man selling children toys. At one point I heard that he was doing that to help support his son's education and later I heard he was suffering from cancer and needs funds for his cancer treatment. It seems his name is Uncle David but now also known as the Pokemon King of Damansara Uptown. Google "Uncle Pokemon Uptown" and you will find his stories. Whatever, it seems he was left in the lurch by someone who ordered 250 toys but eventually didn't turn up to collect his order. But someone heard of his predicaments and wrote about it in the social media. It went viral and a horde of kind people descended to his humble roadside stall and the toys just flew off "the shelves" (actually, there is no shelve but displayed on the 5 foot way).