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The Magnificent Palace of Versailles

14 Oct


Nothing quite compares to the palace of Versailles.

A stunning example of French Baroque architecture, Versailles is one of the most popular, history-steeped attractions in the Paris environs. You sure want to spend a day exploring this golden palace.



It would be safe to say that the word “gold” beautifully and aptly describes the entire palace at Versailles. Gold is a reference to the reign and the majesty of Louis XIV, known as The Sun King, the longest reigning king in the European history.


King Louis XIV had transformed the hunting lodge into something no one would ever surpass: Versailles.

Built to astound, Versailles is impossible to see in a day, with its vast interiors and enormous gardens. Louis conceived the Versailles Palace, located 13 miles southwest of Paris, which had been the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789 and the opulent home of many French kings. Generations of architects, landscape designers, sculptors and decorators worked on the palace, one of the most magnificent estates in the world. It features 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2,153 windows, 27 acres of roofing, and 55 fountains.Millions of visitors flock yearly to this palace, attracted by its borderline gaudy, over-the-top decorations. It has been an enormously costly place ever since Louis XIV began its construction during the 1700s, setting the international gold standard for “high maintenance.”


I was so amazed by everything in Versailles. While we walked passed the corridor, I couldn’t help but stood in front of this statue for a long time to adore every stroke of the master craftsmen who created it. And there are hundreds of them…


Chapel of Versailles. This is one of the most impressive sights in Versailles. Every day at 10am, the court would attend the King’s Mass. Because the French Monarchy believed that the King was chosen by God, the paintings and sculptures in the chapel represent the idea that the king was God’s lieutenant here on earth.



Hall of Mirrors, in the 17th century mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess. So it seems natural that the principal features of this hall are the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arched windows overlooking the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357. And when coupled with the gilding, the mirrors look MAGNIFICENT!




The Queen’s bed-chamber. Most recent restoration work involved new wall coverings and the application of fresh guild on hundreds of door and window frames, moldings and ornamental carvings. Nineteen royal births took place here. The bed itself is dwarfed by the size of the room and the height of the ceiling.





Galerie des Batailles. A gallery with 118 paintings to glorify French military history from the Battle of Tolbiac to the Battle of Wagram.

Studying history and visiting museums are among the favourite things I like to do. I sort of regretted that I wore high heeled boots to Versailles, it makes me look like a complete idiot walking on pebble stone outdoor and just when I finished touring the palace, I could hardly feel my feet…

Fortunately, the pictures come out to be nice.





Everything about Palace of Versailles is beyond comprehension. The scope of the creativity, the talent of the artisans, the time and the expense involved boggles the mind.

If you are fascinated by this little peek into the palace of Versailles and would like to see more, you can log on to Chateau Versailles website.


Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a nice weekend ahead.

God bless all of you.


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OMG! Snacks Can Be Turned Into Delicious Recipes!

22 Sep

Do you ever know that snacks can be turned into a delicious cuisine? Do you still think that snacks are just junk food with low nutrients? Have a look at the recipes below and I am sure you are going to look at snacks from a whole new perspective!


Yeko Potato Sticks

(Mini Chicken Burger Set)

Ingredients: DIY chicken burger patties, Tomatoes, Salad greens, Quail eggs, Mini buns, Yeko Potato Sticks (Mild Cheese Flavour).


  1. Chop chicken breast into paste; add some spices, white pepper powder, salt, corn starch, and stir into mash.
  2. Knead meat paste into round shape, slightly flatten it into patties, place them onto hot pan and pan-fried till both surfaces turn into golden color.
  3. Slice the mini bun into two, cut tomatoes, clean salad greens and drip dry the water, pan-fired quail eggs.
  4. Assemble all the ingredients of the burger set.
  5. Replace the french fries with Yeko Potato Sticks (Mild Cheese Flavour), lovely Mini Chicken Burger Snack Plate is done!

Little Bear (Chocolate Cup Cakes)

Ingredients (Cake): Chocolate flavoured cupcakes baking powder, Eggs, Cooking oil.

Ingredients (Decoration): Butter, Sugar powder, Colored little stars, BIKA Little Bear Chocolate Biscuits.


  1. Use the premixed chocolate cupcakes baking powder, follow the instruction to mix in eggs and cooking oils, stir and pour into paper cup for baking.
  2. Stir butter cream till fluffy at room temperature, mix in sugar powder, stir till the mixture turns white, place the butter cream into a squeeze bag and squeeze the cream on top of the cupcake as decoration.
  3. Sprinkles little stars on butter cream and place a BIKA Chocolate Little Bear on top of the cream.

Easy Bar (Ceasar Salad)

Ingredients: Ceasar salad greens, BIKA Easy Bar Cheese Corn Stick.


  1. Making this Ceasar salad at home, you don’t need to need to bake croutons as it can easily be replaced by BIKA Easy Bar Cheese Corn Stick. The Cheese flavour will make the salad taste better!

Big Breakfast (Oats and Biscuit Milk + Scrambled Egg)

Ingredients: Wholemeal bread, Eggs, Mushrooms, Organic tomatoes, BIKA Oats & Biscuit (Milk)


  1. Apply butter on the bread and toast it, or use pan to pan-fried till both surfaces turn into golden color.
  2. Slice the mushrooms and fry till cooked, add some black pepper and salt to enhance the flavour.
  3. Crumble BIKA Oats & Biscuit (Milk) and put it into bowl, mix in two eggs, stirring, pour into pan and make it into scrambled egg. The egg will be full of milk aroma and taste good just by itself!

BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers (Potatoes Ball)

Ingredients: Potatoes, Eggs, Wheat Flour, BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers.


  1. Insert BIKA Chicken Flavoured Crackers into ziplock bag, crush it, pour into bowl and pending for further step.
  2. Place the potatoes into hot water and cook till soften, peel skin, press into mashed potatoes and pending for further step.
  3. Knead mashed potatoes into ball or stick shape, you can also insert some cheese as filling if you like, fry till cooked.
  4. Coat the mashed potato ball with wheat flour; then dip in eggs fluid; after that mix with crushed crackers.
  5. Use medium heat to fry the coated potato balls till golden color.
  6. The crushed crackers is used to replace bread crumbs, the fried potatoes ball is as crispy and its taste is magically enhanced by the chicken aroma.

Devil Eggs

Ingredients: Eggs, Potatoes, Mayonnaise, Paprika, BIKA Pyramid Crackers (Smoky Barbecue)


  1. Prepare few soft-boiled eggs, cut into half, separate egg white and egg yolk.

  2. Use egg white for plate decoration purpose. Stir egg yolk, cooked and soften potatoes, mayonnaise together and add some salt into the mixture.

  3. Scoop the egg yolk mashed mixture and place onto the egg white, sprinkle some paprika and place one BIKA Pyramid Cracker (Smoky Barbecue) on top, it will be a very popular snack if it is being served in party.
  4. Its lovely shape is quite attractive and BIKA Pyramid Crackers (Smoky Barbecue) will enhance the overall taste of the snack.

After looking at all the creative snacks recipes above, do you feel like making yourself and your loved one some lovely snacks meal too? Eating smart and maintaining a balanced diet for you and your little ones are vital to live a healthier lifestyle. I hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as I do!


These recipes are actually a translated version from my dear friend Jennifers’s blog. You can click HERE to read the original version.

Thank you so much for reading and have a good day!




Let’s Welcoming The 5 Brand New Hotels in Kuala Lumpur!

6 Aug

kuala lumpur hotel new

As the well-developed capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur already has numerous best hotels. Whereas, the number is still growing, proven by these 5 brand new hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Since we get another great place to stay in Kuala Lumpur, let’s welcome them! You can simply click here, for another options of hotel.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel

Jalan Beremi 30, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang

Opened at the very end of 2015, this young hotel in Kuala Lumpur is a stylish boutique hotel. This hotel exudes the beauty marriage between industrial chic and nostalgic charm. The view of the entire property is very terrific with vibrant colors. There are 112 guestrooms and suites featuring high-quality ergonomic bedding sets. The en-suite modern amenities comprise TV, AC, ergonomic desk, JBL wireless Bluetooth speaker, electronic safe, mini fridge, electric kettle, hair dryer, ironing equipment, and bathroom. This hotel has the restaurant and bar, rooftop swimming pool, and various versatile business and event venues. The 4-star hotel is nicely situated in the city center, within close proximity to the major business district, upscale retail outlets, malls, and eateries. It sits one-hour drive away from the KL International Airport, but the closest LRT Stations just a few minutes away from this hotel.

Hotel WP Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman 362, Chowkit/Putra WTC

This 4-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur opened at the end of 2015 in the bustling Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Putra WTC/Chowkit), as the leading area of the business, shopping, and culinary hub in the central Kuala Lumpur. You can reach the shopping district within walking distance from Hotel WP Kuala Lumpur. Embracing elegant value, Hotel WP Kuala Lumpur hosts 153 guestrooms arranged into 6 types, including the Premier Family Room for 4 persons. The entire rooms have been fitted out with AC, TV, Wi-Fi, writing desk, seating area, electric kettle, and bathroom. Additional on-site facilities pervade cafe and coffee house, rooftop swimming pool with poolside bar, gym, and dedicated business center on the second floor.

Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur by Far East Hospitality

Lorong P Ramlee 10

Brand new hotel in Kuala Lumpur opened in April 2016 is taking a great location on the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle within easy walking distance to the KLCC and nearby. Bringing the guest surrounded by iconic landmark, including the KL Forest Eco Park that adjoined to the hotel. The 4-star hotel is very suitable for families since it offers the spacious guestroom complemented with fully-utensils kitchenette. There are 247 guestrooms in the apartment style that contain luxury amenities like AC, LED TV with DVD Player, Wi-Fi, electric kettle, washing machine and dryer, electronic safe, hairdryer, and plush bathroom. As the on-site facilities, there are swimming pool amidst the tropical garden, 24-hour gym, and meeting rooms.

Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Jalan Raja Chulan 84

This contemporary style hotel newly opened in May 2016 at the Golden Triangle of the KL downtown. The location benefits bring the guest to easily access major commercial district, also the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Right at the side of the hotel, you can find the shopping mecca of Bukit Bintang. Shopping spree and foodie madness are easy to do within walking distance. The hotel serves 383 contemporary guestrooms that feature modern amenities, like AC, TV, electric kettle, Wi-Fi, electronic safe, desk, and bathroom. Staycation experience will be pampered by the nice cafe (for breakfast in the morning, and all day lounge), 24-hour fitness room, and internet corner.

St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Stesen Sentral 2 no.6

Opened in 2016, this is the latest 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur that marrying the rich legacy with modernity. There are over 200 spacious guestrooms and suites, considered as the largest standard guestrooms in Kuala Lumpur. The entire rooms are elegantly furnished and supported with modern amenities, such as AC, TV, vanity table, marble bathroom, and state of the art entertainment system. Each room boasts a large seating area and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lovely Lake Garden and city skyline. As the 5-star hotel, St Regis Kuala Lumpur provides 5 world-class restaurants and bars, 1 rooftop bar, spa, fitness center, ample swimming pool, and first-class business service.

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