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SHINJU SHABU SHABU

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Food is something that most of us could not resist. Talking about Japanese food, it may not be a favourite to all. However, Shabu Shabu is one which I can say most would preferred under Japanese cuisine. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced beef boiled in water. The term is an onomatopœia, derived from the sound emitted when the ingredients are stirred in the cooking pot. As time goes by and mixture of different country culture, this concept had been added a pinch of fusion. It doesn't only restricted to only beef anymore. It is something similar which we all know, steamboat!

What are the specialities of this place to grab the crowd? Put aside their spacious hall as a topic, they main attraction to me would definitely be their VIP room or may they called it private room. It is for privacy purposes when you wanted some privacy and some private functions which you do not want any other interruption or distraction. That's one point added to the score for that c…

The Extravaganza, The Borneo Jazz Festival

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Just before I get started, would just like to grab this opportunity to thank a few people and party who had made this a success. First, goes out to Sarawak Bloggers who got me into this as a media and allowed me covering this event under their names. Much gratitude to be express but still thank you. Next on, Sarawak Tourism Board who had made this an annual event and world known across the globe. I was pretty much amazed and amused by all the backstage work that every committee had committed. Just as a chinese proverb saying, "台上三分钟,台下十年工"! It basically means that, it may only took you couple of minutes to perform on stage but it took more than years to prepare before hand off the stage. This is more precise proverb I could thought off to describe their hard work. 
Enough of my Oscar thank you list, we will now move back to the music festival. For the kick start and warm up, usually they started it with the Brass Band from local high school. It is an exposure to our teens and…

Tree Planting Ceremony In Conjunction with Borneo Jazz Festival, 2014

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It was the first thing on the schedule that the committee had planned before the real event begins. I personally think it was a great effort made because we are contributing back to the mother nature for whatever causes that we had done. 
The event was held at Tenby International School, Miri with attendance of the local and foreign media and not forgetting a few performers that were in time to get up the ride that had been provided. 



Before the official tree planting started, never forget from the usual routine, a speech from the host who were generous to be part of this meaningful event. A big gratitude to the principal, Mr Philip Brisley to be part of the ceremony. Nevertheless, Dato' Rashid Khan, CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board gave his speech about the intention behind this ceremony and I remembered well that he said, "It is an intention to contribute to our mother nature for the damages that we may not know that we had done. It is also to educate the younger generations abou…

Grand Opening of ML Maju Pharmacy

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There will be another pharmacy opening at Miri. ML Maju Pharmacy with their vision of "Your Partner for Health Living" hoping to serve and give their potential customer healthy body and sharing with them what is better for their health.
 As you had already know, there are many pharmacy around for locals choice and why is this different from others? This pharmacy targeting more to organic and health cautious product which are thoroughly selected by the owner of the pharmacy. Most of them are imported and are had quality assurance from the medical association from its own production country. Most of all, she had personally tried it, before she purchased in. This is to ensure that she may able to share her experienced and customer feels secured consuming it. It is not about having it imported but having the products which are better for consumers and them paying less. That's what the owner truly have in mind when she decided to have this pharmacy open.
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JAZZ SUPERSTARS COMING TO BORNEO JAZZ IN MIRI

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KUCHING, Wednesday – BRASSBALLETT is a band consisting of 11 members from Hamburg, Germany and they are ready to give the ultimate festival experience at Borneo Jazz 2014. The festival also welcomes “England’s New Jazz Superstar” Anthony Strong, as one of the awaited performers on stage this year. 

BRASSBALLETT, the band from Hamburg combines brass playing with funky dance moves, which are both aurally and visually stunning. The band considers BRASSBALLETT not just as the name of their band, but also as a new musical genre.
They are known for transforming their musicians into dancers and the rehearsal room into a dance studio. It was the brain of the bandleader Wassilij Goron who founded the band in 2011. The band plays live music mixing jazz and funk based on pop, Latin and classical themes while they dance hip hop, street style, tango, salsa and many other dance styles.




ETHNO JAZZ WITH A TWIST AT BORNEO JAZZ

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Kuching, Monday – YK Samarinda is an ethnic Jazz band from East Kalimantan who started out as a fusion jazz band and eventually made and combined ethnic songs of Kalimantan in jazz rhythm.

The YK Band is a quartet from Samarinda whose music is an unique blend of Indonesian Borneo tunes built into western jazz techniques and improvisation. Yusuf and King formed the band in 2003 when they established some projects of ethnic songs. In 2005, the keyboardist and studio arranger Yin joined the group and later on Thrash Metal drummer Avant joined, which resulted in the group growing bigger.

In 2013, Avant decided to go for a solo career, and M. Iqbal came to join the YK band. Since then the band has found more groove and has showed impressive performances at the Java Jazz festival in Jakarta and the Mahakam Jazz Fiesta in Samarinda.
Come and see them at the Borneo Jazz Festival 2014 on Saturday, 10 May in Miri, Sarawak and enjoy their South East Asian ethno jazz with a twist.