Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Selangor Story Day 5 - Haven Sent

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It dawned to me that today is Day 5 of MSS! The tour is almost coming to an end. I thought to myself as I got up of bed to wash up. I could get use to this life, the hotels the trips and the sights. But the reality is, today me and the 30 bloggers will be spending our last night together. It had been long and tiring, but with the thought of the new friends I found and a new day at hand, I found the strength to get up and get going. I have been at the Sunway Tower Suites for only one night but the comfort already got me. Time for a new day! Enjoy the video!



Tropicana Medical Centre

Breakfast this morning was at the Atrium. But I will leave breakfast for now. That is because we have more interesting things at hand!

As part of the My Selangor Story tour, the top 30 bloggers will be heading to the Tropicana Medical Centre located in Kota Damansara. Here we were greeted by Mr Alan Chin, the Marketing Manager at the centre. Fomerly known as the Damansara Fertility Centre, Tropicana medical provides top quality medical services specialising in fertility. Upon entering the hospital, you will be greeted by the reception and a visitor's centre.
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Here, patients can make enquiries to the panel of experts. As you can see, one of the main focus of Tropicana Medical Centre is to take away that old hospital feel. Entering the medical centre does not give you the chills as well. The interior is well decorated and softened either by clever use of lighting or the creative use of colours and decorations.
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Interestingly enough, the people at Tropicana were so kind to allow us access to their specialist centres. Our guide was a technician there who showed us how these machines were operated. The first piece of hardware in the medical centre was the CT Scanner otherwise known as a CAT Scan. The CT scan is non magnetic and allows one scan the inside of your body! Seeing it, I could not resist getting on and getting a go!
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The next piece of hardware was the Magnetic Resonance Imaging device! Visiting this piece of equipment for real life was actually quite an experience! First, we had to remove all metal objects from our bodies. This was because the magnetic field was so strong that it will stick any metal object to it! I did not go though, seeing the technician's keys fly horizontally. I prefered to watch from a safe distance behind glass panels! Did not want to fry anything.
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Together, these machines form the fundamental of non invasive imaging, that means being able to look inside your body without having to actually cut you up! in an adjacent room, there was the mammogram machine! I was always curious how mammograms were done. Mammograms are used to screen for cancerous growths in the breasts. To demonstrate how it works, I have volunteered myself! Basically, there is this machine that has a scanner on top.. A plastic plate slide down and presses on the breasts to make it as flat as possible without hurting the patient. A series of scans are than performed to screen for any growths!
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Unfortunately, this scenario is not all that ficticious. Men have the chance to develop breast cancer as well so for men, they actually pull out your man boobs as far as it can go! Ouch! Making my way out, I saw something that I should not have seen. See it in the video!! Anyhow, our next stop is the fertility centre. In case you still did not know how babies are made, then read closely! Welcome to the Fertility Centre!
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In practice, this is were babies are made! You will be amazed what modern medicine can do! To kick off the process, first, we need some eggs. Ladies if you were to check in to the centre, this is where your eggs will be extracted!
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Typically, a healthy female produces 2-4 eggs every cycle. Next, some sperm is needed. In the other side of the centre, you will see this.
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Since no porn is allowed in Malaysia, the best they can do is Amber Chia. Don't know if that helps. Yep, thats my canon. When you are all set, the sperm and eggs can be stored for as long as you want!! At a fee of course in the order of hundreds of ringgits per year. The cost is due to the fact that the eggs and sperm need to be frozen to very low temperatures using liquid nitrogen. They are kept in here:
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Nope, this is no place for frozen yogurt. Well now that you have your sperm and you eggs. At this station, the eggs and sperm are combined! This place is called the IVF (In-Virto Fertilisation Labs)
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The very scary and interesting thing about test tube babies is that after this, the mother is implanted with 2-3 embryoes. What more, you do not have to get pregnant for 9 months! Instead, nowadays, you can find surrogate mothers who will get pregnant with your baby! Making babies minus the hassle i tell you! Well, should you decide to get pregnant, and after all that 9 months, you can come back here for a stay. When that baby comes knocking on your door the maternity suites offer everything a new mother can need.It has a kitchen, bath room and bed! Looks more like a hotel!
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And when the baby is big enough to play around, don't forget to visit the kiddies play pen!
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Phew... having babies is a difficult job so you can keep yourself fit by using the gymnasium provided here at the rehabilitation centre!

After our tour of the center, we were met with Mr Francis Lim, the CEO for Tropicana.
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Here we were treated to some light refreshments as we concluded to tour of the facility. Outside, I noticed a good view of the gold course and so intuitively, I decided to try out the X70

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Anyway, I reiterate, making babies is tiring and hungry... so next stop lunch at Sunway Pyramid!

If you know someone in need of medical assistance or needs advice in having babies, contact,

Alan Chin
Marketing Manager / International
alan@tropicanamedicalcentre.com
+6016-2113 217

Tropicana Medical Centre (M) Sdn Bhd
TMC Fertility Centres
STEMTECH International
No 11, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
PJU 5, Kota Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

or go straight to Tropicana Medical Centre!

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Frames

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Welcome to Frames! This restaurant is located at the Sphinx of Sunway Pyramid! Today, the MSS top 30 is going to sample the food here! The first thing you will no doubt notice when you enter is the theme of the restaurant! I has all frames! What sets it apart is that the restaurant holds photography contests every now and then to promote photography!

Anyway, I ordered a nasi lemak. I must say the portion was generous and the rendang was quite good! On the menu was also salmon, beef and a selection of vegetarian food! The ambience is set in a very lowly lit scene. Coupled with the cool interior and the inviting pictures, this is no doubt one of the unique dining experiences you should try in Selangor! Let the pictures make you drool!



Okay, here is the deal, a really cool themed restaurant good for fine dining and photo competitions! Food = good! Drinks = So So. Atmosphere = 5 stars!

Sunway Lagoon
Welcome to Sunway Lagoon! If you had not already known, Sunway Lagoon is a theme park located in the middle of Selangor! The biggest theme park in Malaysia, the lagoon features a beach in the middle of the city! Although it opened its doors to the public almost 20 years ago, the park still attracts hordes of visitors every year! As such, the lagoon is the ideal venue for various concerts and events! Anyway, us bloggers were given an all day- all park pass to go play around!


Sunway Lagoon is divided into a few sections. The dry park and the wet park is the original theme park which opened a long time ago. As such, I will leave this to the previous posts in my blog to explain about it! The latest attraction however I will not miss! Dubbed the Xtreme park, Babe and I went exploring to bring you the latest from Sunway Lagoon!

As we entered the park, we could already see the newly opened beach! You can actually surf here when the wave machine is up! Where else in the middle of Malaysia or any contry in fact do you have palms, sand and waves!
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The latest attraction is for people who would think of jumping down a building and seeing how that feels! Popular in places like New Zealand and in the suicidal parts of Tokyo (only they do it without the ropes), ladies and gents, I bring to you a brave soul!
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This lady has just paid RM50 (About 10 quid) to get strapped on to a piece of elastic rope and then walk the plank! Skurrrrvvvyyyy! Shiver me timbers and here she goes!!!!

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Note to bloggers and photographers: The best place to get pictures of people putting their hands in to the lives lives into the hands of the expert is right below! The process of jumping down is also an interesting one! You have to be weighed before you get the right rope tied around you! Any mistake means you would get a wet head and a mouth full of water or you might just come back up!

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It was a Monday actually, and we stopped spotted the flying fox which runs from the 10 storey tower to the beach below! Even on a weekday evening the place was crowded! We had to wait 2 hours just to get on the flying fox! Either the ride is so popular or the management needs to get more of them up! Sob... did not get to do the flying fox!

No matter, we had other plans. Where else can you enjoy the beach in the middle of the city so we took the liberty of heading down to the sands! Next thing I knew we were taking pictures in the scenic venue along the 100m beach!
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Looking up, you will see flying Koks and also have a good view of the hotels, shopping malls and the college!
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As we walked down the path, we were invited by the nice staff there to come shoot some arrows!
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Finally, and excuse to flex those muscles! Anyhow, it was harder than it looked seriously! The guy beside me shot consistently near the bulls eye while I was shooting so randomly it was like spraying all over the toilet! One arrow even went out of the bowl target. Well, lets see if girls can get any luck out of this!
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Babe being cute on the bow! Sassy! She shoots and she scores!

Next we waited patiently for the many people wanting to go on this! The all terrain vehicle trek! ATV! Finally, some dirt on my hands! After a 15 minute wait, it was finally our turn! Yay!! We got on our protective gear: Helmet and Crocs and off we went!
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It was not as dramatic as the picture suggests. In fact, the next lot of kids who went up were no bigger than a piece of A3 paper. So much for Xtreme. I mean what happened to the adrenaline! Yet, I was soon prooven wrong when one guy behind (One grown able bodied GUY) rode the ATV like a headless chicken or a car which instead of fuel, ran on some honey cinnamon cocktail blended in ice topped with a slice of lemon. Just doesn't work! Conclusion, lil kids learn faster than big adults!
In search of more adventure, I had to empty the sea monster and found a really interesting sign:
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No comments.

Okay, what else can you do in the sun? Yesh volley ball! Beachfoot ball and more!
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Some guys already have their imaginations running wild and I you are too naive to know what I mean, just type DOA into your browser! Anyhow, there is a beach volleyball court so bring along your friends and start firing away!

And if your friend pisses you off, you can certainly get revenge! The other really interesting thing in this park is the paint balls! They even have a training centre where you can practice shooting the targets! Now all you need is your friend's enemy's portrait and start shootin'em!
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The other attractions to look out for in the extreme park is the G force and the Trampolines! Hint: Do not do a double summersault on the trampoline without good underwear!
After that, me and babe went to the water park where there were slides and the pool!

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Time to get wet! Makes you wonder what are two grown men doing like this no? Just prooves that Sunway Lagoon is not only for little kids! My next shot was ruined by some one who did not notice I was taking videos and just wanted to be famous! Bleh... I call it curious case of the phat man!
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I mean he could be anywhere else but in front of my camera! Anyhow, Babe and I went around to see the highlights. Unfortunately, we were not sponspored a water proof camera. The good thing is we get to enjoy the park!

See you there! We are off to get wet! To get more information on Sunway, contact

Adelene Wong
Head - Brand Communications
Sunway city Berhad
adelenew@sunway.com.my
+6 03 5639 8797

Sunway City Berhad
Level 1.2, Menara Sunway, Jalan Lagoon Timur
Bandar Sunway, 46510 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia

www.sunwaycity.com

or to join us, come here now!


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Romance in Haven

As a last leg of the MSS blogging competition, the top 30 bloggers headed to the hills! Ampang Lookout Point is one of the tallest points in Selangor at 280m above sea

level! Also, if there is time for good lessons in getting there here they are!

Lesson number 1:
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If you want to arrive at 7pm, leave at 6pm! Why? This is because there will most certainly be heavy traffic before you get there so do spare some time for your

journey! If you can see, in the clock it read 6.30, and we were half way! Yay!

Lesson number 2:
Ampang Lookout point is not in Ampang!! As the name deceptively suggests, it overlooks Ampang, when it is in fact in Cheras!
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Before we knew it, we were caught in the evening traffic heading to Ampang! There is where the Petronas Twin Towers are! If you do not know about why you do not want

to be there, read this.

If you see this, you are lost:
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Anyhow, our 6pm journey ended at about 9pm due to misdirection and the rain! Babe was already hungry from Sunway Lagoon,

which brings us to...

Lesson number 3:
Keep some light snacks and food with you in your vehicle!

Yet we got there! and boy did it feel great! Personally I think its a conspiracy to get us hungry because the food never tasted so good! I can imagine the manager Mr

Anan:
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saying to the bus driver, "Mwhahahaha, take those bloggers into the traffic jam for 3 hours and starve them! Then the food here will taste so good that they will blog

about it! Mwhahahah *evil grin" and to the rain,"Mwahhaha, make it rain, we'll starve those bloggers!" By the time we arrived, the rain had not stopped and a few of us were caught wet! From the lookout,
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Whatever they did, it worked be cause after scaling the hill, we were welcomed by the staff at Haven who prepared for us:
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A buffet for appetizer! There was also a heap of fruits:
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But after a long hungry journey in the bus, we were O.O to see this in the appetizer!
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OMG! Lobster for our appetizer, amazing! Now if you do not agree what is better than that I'd wrap my brains in a gold brick smack it with a slice of lemon!
You have been devoured my crustacean friend! Creamed, baked and cheesed! (Me no like cheese)
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That was indeed the best appetizer I had so far! Waiting for the main course, you will find the view breathtaking! Yeap, the finely designed restaurant is still open

air and gives you that homely feel!
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What came next was the most unexpected, which brings us to lesson 4:
Do not order more than you can chew! The portions are generous!
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Beef-1 Kokd-0

I do not usually do this, but with the food so good, not typing out the main courses would be a crime!

Haven's Special BBQ Beef Back Ribs
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Succulent and juicy beef ribs cooked to perfection and coated with our own Haven's Special BBQ sauce served with mash potatoes and fresh veetables. You will love it!

Grilled Norwegian Salmon
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Served with Lemon Butter sauce, coleslaw and mixed salad. A favourite!

Briyani Lamb Shank
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Juicy Lamb Shank accompanied with our special sauce served with briyani rice and salad. A middle eastern special.. Nice!

Haven's Special Grilled Chicken Chop
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Tender boneless chicken grilled and served with your choice of either mushroom or black pepper sauce. Absolutely scrumptious!

Haven's Vegetarian Delight
Your choice of either vegetarian pizza or vegetarian mamak mee. Just for you!

Tom Yam Fried Rice with Shrimp
Originally famous Thai cuisine with a touch of "Haven". A must try!

Shisha to go!

The other amazing part of this restaurant is their range of drinks! Fruit juices, fizzers, ice blendeds, sodas, tea, coffee and shakes are at your finger tips!
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Honestly, the drinks were diverse and good!

Do not forget desert!
Do try a portion of their sago jelly and also the fruits!
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Ask your waiter if you could get the Haven cupcakes!
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Also find out if you can get the carrot cakes!
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However, the food is only second to the picturesque scenery. Facing the west, the lookout point is a great spot for sunset and at night, when the city lights dot the map, you get a very romantic scene close enough to civilisation but far enough for the romantic feel!
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By the way, just for the record, up the hill from Haven, there is a wooden structure built by the council. This sturcture is for public use and was turned into a restaurant. It is illegal and you should not patronise a place that looks like this:
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As the fog cleared on KL and the rain stopped, we could see the twin towers in the horizon! As a suggestion, it would be great to provide tripods to guests who arrive with their cameras! Otherwise, set up a good photographer there to get shots!
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The view was so nice that Babe got a picture taken!
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As we thought the night was over, it just got better, we were entertained by the likes of one Mr Razlan who began in song accompanied by guitar (check him out in the video). Food, view, music, = one of the most romantic places in Selangor!

As for the food, the real men that managed to take what Haven has thrown at us!
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Tonight, I'm gonna sleep with only one word in my mind, "Haven".

To find out more,

Anantharaj Appanan
Managing Partner
anan@havenrestaurant.com.my
+6 016 2323999

Haven
Lot 1A&1B Ampang Lookout Point,
Pusat Pelancongan Menara Tinjau
Jalan Ampang-Hulu Langat.
Bukit Langat, Hulu Langat,
43100 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)
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для сайта kokd.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

привет, Спасибо за помощь в этом вопросе, может, я тоже могу Вам чем-то помочь?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel

Anonymous said...

Всем привет, Огромное спасибо за объяснение, теперь я не допущу такой ошибки.

Anonymous said...

Kepada Saudara-saudara dan Saudari-saudari yang hormati sekian,
Bahawa saya, peguam Yip Jiun Hann, Pemuda MCA Gombak seorang anak Yip Kum Fook ingin bertanya mengapa orang ramai begitu dengki bapa saya beristeri lebih dari tiga? Ini sebuah Negeri demokrasi, dia mahu sepuluh isteri pun hak dia sendiri, sekiranya dia bolih bertanggujawab.

Demi Islam pun bolih berkahwin lebih daripada empat perempuan. Saya harap orang ramai berfaham dan jangan bodoh.

Kalau semua mahu cabar demokrasi dan hak asasi, orang ramai bolih bertanya pada YB Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and Pengurusi MCA Malaysia Datuk Dr. Chua Soi Lek, kerana memperbuatan mereka sama dengan bapa saya.
Yang benar

Pemuda MCA Gombak
Sdr. Yip Jiun Hann

http://margeemar.blogspot.com/2012/06/malaysia-between-les-majeste-treason.html

Anonymous said...

YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK CHAIRMAN) MAKES BUDDHIST & MCA SHAMEFUL!


敬爱的马来亚佛总理事先生Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia佛寺理事先生以及佛教信徒.

自从Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)当任主席, 有预谋的迫走本地和尚(吉兰丹), 而遠聘缅甸和尚, 当任主持之后Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(暹廟)就一直发生种种的是是非非, 以引起方民間議論纷纷.

其因是Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)所领导的理事会, 勾结外耒的缅甸和尚, 以啇業経营, 不依佛法的精神办事, 只借宗教之名捞取权和私利所引起………. 最近又自行一套商业手法, 规定任和人, 若想出家当和尚修道者, 必先供给RM400大元, 否则免谈. 這种啇業手法, 已引起广大的信徒愤怒而不满.

Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple (暹廟)是佛总之联会, 而身佛堂之主席Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)不以佛陀的教誨, 修心養性, 却反其道而行, 接着权势, 无悪不做, 三妻四妾, 骗财骗色, 破坏別人的家庭.....现在他的排聞满天飞, 不但给佛寺帶耒不好的名声, 也間接的耻辱佛教信仰者.

所从我们祈望马来亚佛总与Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia理事同仁, 给以关注, 共創義举, 维护佛法

此致, 并
祝安康, 工作愉快.

Please translate in Bahasa Malaysia and English, and send to everyone, Thanks

Anonymous said...

Kepada seluruh Malaysian yang dihormati;
Bahawa Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysia Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK menguna kuasa politiknya menipu wang kami di Taman Daya, Kepong(memohon gerai), merosakkan keluarga orang lain, import wanita dari China(dangin hidup)………….

Sekira tuan-tuan dan puan-puan tidak percayai atas kejahatannya bolih bertanya orang tempatan di Taman Daya, kepong.

Chairman MCA Gombak (Malaysia Chinese Association), YIP KUM FOOK “U” buat Dosa “U” tetap akan menimpa kesusahan tidak lama lagi. TUHAN ADA MATA.

Respected throughout the Malaysian;
That the Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK used political power cheated our money at Taman Daya, Kepong (applying stalls), hurt people’s family, imports women from China (living meat) .............

If ladies and gentlemen do not trust the evil, can ask local people at Taman Daya, kepong.

Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association), YIP KUM FOOK "U" created of sin "U" will override trouble Unallocated fixed soon. GOD HAS EYES.

整个马来西亚的尊重;
Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK(叶金福用政治权力,在Taman Daya,甲洞(申请摊位)骗我们的钱,伤害别人的家庭,从中国进口妇女 买卖色情业务...... ....

如果女士们,先生们,不相信他的邪恶,可以问当地的人。

Chairman Gombak MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association, YIP KUM FOOK (叶金福),叶金福 “您” 将面对因果报应。老天有眼。

主办单位: Ah Lai(Jie Bao Casket)
Jalan Besar, Kepong, KL...

Anonymous said...

Ketua Belia MCA Gombak YIP JIUN HANN,
Berkenaan bapa U (YIP KUM FOOK, MCA GOMBAK) bertiga, Empat Isteri dan kaya, itu hal U sendiri,
Mengapa U cuba Menbangkitkan Nama NABI MUHAMMAD S.A.W. bagi menburukkan nama kebaikannya. U cuba ingat memalukan Muslim?
Yip Jiun Hann, U bukan Muslim kami harap jangan menyetul hal Agama Muslim dan kebaikan NABI MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
Kalau tidak kami akan ajar U seperti perkara yang terjadi di U.S.A

Kami Yang Benar,
RAKYAT GOMBAK

MCA Youth chief Gombak YIP JIUN HANN,
Concerned father U (YIP KUM FOOK, Gombak MCA) three, four wives and rich, the case U itself,
Yip Jiun Hann, U are not Muslims we please don’t touch of Muslim’s religion and the good thing Prophet MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
Why U try generate name of PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. for bad name of benefits. U try to remember the shameful of Muslim?
If not, we'll teach U such things happen in the USA

Our sincerely,
PEOPLE GOMBAK


Anonymous said...

Ketua Belia MCA Gombak YIP JIUN HANN,
Berkenaan bapa U (YIP KUM FOOK, MCA GOMBAK) bertiga, Empat Isteri dan kaya, itu hal U sendiri,
Mengapa U cuba Menbangkitkan Nama NABI MUHAMMAD S.A.W. bagi menburukkan nama kebaikannya. U cuba ingat memalukan Muslim?
Yip Jiun Hann, U bukan Muslim kami harap jangan menyetul hal Agama Muslim dan kebaikan NABI MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
Kalau tidak kami akan ajar U seperti perkara yang terjadi di U.S.A

Kami Yang Benar,
RAKYAT GOMBAK

MCA Youth chief Gombak YIP JIUN HANN,
Concerned father U (YIP KUM FOOK, Gombak MCA) three, four wives and rich, the case U itself,
Yip Jiun Hann, U are not Muslims we please don’t touch of Muslim’s religion and the good thing Prophet MUHAMMAD S.A.W.
Why U try generate name of PROPHET MUHAMMAD S.A.W. for bad name of benefits. U try to remember the shameful of Muslim?
If not, we'll teach U such things happen in the USA

Our sincerely,
PEOPLE GOMBAK


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