Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Lantern Festival 2012, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is a wonder-able country of multi-ethnic, multi-festival society with numerous cultures blended together. Every September in the Mid-Autumn, the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur comes to life with the spirits of the festive atmosphere. Among the famous & notable events, the Lantern Festival which is officially organized by the Ministry of Tourism also known to the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival is one of the renowned jubilation which is celebrated during the full moon of the Chinese calendar that indicates traditionally, the end of harvesting season. This festival with full of lives is normally held in the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur in the month of September featuring intricately designed lanterns with different themes & patterns.  On this remarkable day, the family members get together, pray & enjoy moonkcakes while children display their beautiful lantern designs which are elegantly created in different shapes and sizes.

The landmarks, malls and the public places are beautifully decorated with hundreds of specially designed lit lanterns that reflect breathtakingly and extraordinarily eye-catching spectacular scenic views. There are loads of entertainment & numerous varieties of other enjoyable activities such as traditional stage arts, mooncakes tasting, classical songs, acrobatic lion dances dances that sweeten the taste & the spirit of the festive atmosphere.On this joyous occasion, locals & tourists all over the world are wholeheartedly welcome to take part in the Annual Lantern Parade in which the different shapes and sizes of spectacularly colourful lanterns are carried by children, adults at Central Market to be an incredible part of the main function.

If you are a tourist and luckily happen to be travelling to Kuala Lumpur in the mid-autumn season, you simply can not miss this joyous occasion of Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. You can take part in the Annual Lantern Parade and enjoy various other entertaining activities and competitions.

Best Dessert In Malaysia :)

Hey , this time we would like to tell more about dessert . Does you know about Cendol and ABC or well known as Air Batu Campur . If you are visiting Melaka, strolling along the famous Jonker Street. Then you get exhausted and sweating from all the walking and sun, wanting to get a place to sit down and enjoy icy cool desserts. Don’t fret! Jonker 88, a self-claimed Museum Cafe located right at the middle of Jonker Street serves some home-made cendol and ice kacang, unique only to Melaka. We bet most of you who have visited Melaka already tried the famous cendol and ice kacang right? No? Then do remember to try the desserts in your next trip yeah. That been said, lets proceed with the food.

The dessert's basic ingredients are coconut milk, a worm-like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf), shaved ice and palm sugar. Other ingredients such as red beansglutinous ricegrass jellycreamed corn, might also be included.

The best dessert in Jonker Street ;)
Ais kacang is a Malaysian dessert which is also common in Singapore and Brunei. Traditionally a special ice machine is used to churn out the shaved ice used in the dessert, originally hand cranked but now more often motorized.
Formerly, it was made of only shaved ice and red beans, though the number and diversity of ingredients has since expanded. Today, ais kacang generally comes in bright colours, and with different fruit cocktails and dressings. In Malaysia, almost all variants now contain a large serving of attap chee (palm seed), red beans, sweet corn, grass jelly and cubes of agar agar as common ingredients. Other less-common ingredients includealoe vera, cendol, nata de coco, or ice cream. A final topping of evaporated milk, condensed milk, or coconut milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice along with red rose syrup and sarsi syrup. Some stalls have even introduced novelty toppings such as durian, chocolate syrup and ice cream. There are also versions that shun the multi-coloured syrup and are served with just a drizzling of gula melaka syrup instead.
Many Southeast Asian coffee shops, hawker centres, and food courts offer this dessert. Nowadays, ais kacang is mostly known as 'ABC' (acronym for Air Batu Campur, literally meaning "mixed Ice").
Assorted colour :)

ABC special with ice - cream . Yummy !

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