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In Japan or as seen in a movie, there are alot of small little famous eatery around neighborhood that hidden around a corner. There are a new hidden gem in the heart of KL with many of my friends saying that I did not know there are actually a Japanese restaurant there regardless they walk by that route almost daily. Ozeki Italia is actually a new restaurant that located at Ground Floor of Wisma Cosway, directly oppostive Novotel Hotel. A small little restaurant that operate not more than 4 months that serve pork along that had slowly gaining its reputation among local food hunter.

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Its not a huge restaurant that estimated full house capacity about 50 pax at one go. Therefore, to dine here, it is highly recommended to make your reservation. I always love Japanese cuisine and as far I as understand there are actually very less Japanese Chef explore other part of the world to learn other country cuisine and to my surprise  the current head chef had resides in Italy for 30 years and had been travelling around small town to learn their recipe therefore OZEKI Italia is actually a combination of Japanese and Italian cuisine that sparks the interest in me.

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The ambiance certainly do give me I am ship to Japan to dine in those small little outlet which alot customers are willing to queue for their good food.

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With the quality of chef produce, the price is definitely reasonable and apologize for the blur menu.

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IF you are adventourous then leave your meal to the chef as our first dish came out right from chef’s idea is Chef’s Recommendation @ RM58. Grilled Fresh Sanma with Bacon Tomato Sauce. ITs a very unique combination here with first hint of fresh sweetness of seafood is tasted then follow by strong seasoning of green gravy on top of it which is strong sourish salty. Regarding on this dish, it is best to pair with white wine and I think it will absolutely bring out the freshness and taste of it.

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I have always love pork burger and this is one of a unique dish, Polpetine @ RM 32. Duck hamburg steak served with spinach sauteed, dry raisin, pine nuts & topped with half boiled egg and chef special Japanese sauce

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We were brief by the manager, there are actually 2 ways in eating this. Original purpose,  you will poke on the egg yolk to let it ooze out and pair it along. There are also people dislike the taste mixture, you remove the egg yolk to the side of the plate then only poke as only little part is mix with then only pair along. The difference I got is, original taste without egg yolk taste much better but with egg yolk dipping with the soy sauce on plate makes it better as for after taste.

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Home made bread as I whack 3 of this. ITs so good, soft and serve pippin hot which is fresh from the oven. Rarely you will find such a great bread especially the charcoal bread that made in house by the chef.

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Something looks ordinary which is Insalata Prosciutto RM 28 – Mixed salad, Parma ham, grapes, Mozzarella cheese with Japanese dressing. Parma ham taste, fresh finely slice and mozzarella cheese give the well balance sweetness of the salad makes it a superb dish. Recommended!

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DiavoleRM 38 – grilled marinated spring chicken with Japanese Citron Pepper and Olive oil, served with potato & mushroom sautee, dressed with japanese citron pepper and balsamico sauce. A young age chicken being well marinate and grill to perfection that the meat is juicy and soft with the light seasoning is enough to make the taste awesome~

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I have always finding it hard to find good Rissoto. I must say that this Risotto OstricheRM 34 is one of the best I have come across especially from a Japanese Chef that cook it so authentic. Risotto cooked with assorted Mushroom & Parmigiano cheese topped with steamed Japan oyster on Hot Sizzling Plate. Something simple that keeps me digging into it until its finish then I stop. Cook to perfection that its just moist enough and taste of mushroom and parmigiano cheese well balance. Recommended~

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Spaghetti MerluzoRM 48 .Spaghetti tossed with homemade corn marigold paste, cooked & chopped garlic and olive oil; topped with grilled black cod fish with Japanese soya sauce, sprinkled with Japanese assorted chilli pepper

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Indeed it is a very satisfying meal and its hard to find one eatery that offer such authentic food. Not only that before I walk off they have dinner buffet on every Sunday and price is very reasonable. Surely I am coming back for more.

Before I end this, a new discovery is that, in this restaurant they have chef that specially cook to cater on our local taste as they have discover that different people especially Chinese have stronger taste bud therefore the food cook on the day will be specially for you as in the kitchen they are being inform its Chinese guest. If it is Japanese diner then it will be tone down according to the authentic taste. For me, it is best to let the restaurant manager or the person that took your order saying you prefer authentic taste. Again it is up to you as you cant complain as you wish to try it out.

Highly recommended restaurant if you wish to try out some authentic taste and please bare in mind with food that you are not familiar with, please request the manager how you enjoy best of your food.

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*NON-Halal

All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210 

Location:
Ozeki Italian Cuisine
Wisma Cosway, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2148-9390
Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Movie Genre: Animation/ Comedy/ Family

It has been a while since I last do a movie review as most of the movie I watch was on average or nothing to shout about, and yet this movie I must really do a review on it. I always love to watch animation, that it gives you the happy feeling after that with 3-D effect and always watch animation in 3-D, its just so cool. Although this movie is been in the screen for quite a while and yet still near full house.

Hotel Transylvania is a movie that says something about parenting with famous voices behind such as Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and many more.. Count Dracula who operates a high-end resort far far away from the human world with a tragedy that his human wife being killed by humans because of him. Left behind is his new born daughter and raise her by himself. As a pain in the tragedy that, he is being over protective over his daughter by building a huge spooky forest with zombie and ghost in between to scared the humans away before reaching his huge castle.

On the special weekend whereby his daughter 118 birthday, he invited all his best friend Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and many more for this occasion, with a castle that is free from human for long long time till a hiker (human) found this castle. Later scene, by creating all the funs that all monster had never enjoy before and soon fall in love with Dracula daughter. Things grew from there.

I must say its one of the best animation that I have come across so far in year 2012 with great story line, laughter and music. A highly recommended movie that you must watch if you feel stress or not in the mood. Will be a great movie to cheer you up. 🙂 Of course must watch in 3-D.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 9.5/10, very nice with 3-D effect. .  . .highly recommended

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

Guinness Arthur’s Day is coming to an end very soon as I manage to pop in another cool bar where they are moving around. One of the chosen location is Dirty Nelly that newly renovated and operated few months back. Huge space and definitely suits all those office crowd that are nearby. This is my second visit to this outlet as first round we came, we order quite alot of food. (click here)

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How can you be at this event without having a nice pint of Guinness.

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Beers available on tap.

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Crowd starts to pour in as that day it was heavy rain and it took me 90 minutes to reach this place from PJ.

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Hungry people like us, we would need food to start off with and of course we would want to order back the food what we had last round to ensure the quality is there. Verdict 70% near.

Potato Leak soup is good, thick, creamy and  just prefect as what I like. Have to eat it hot right after its been serve. After it is left cold, it taste weird.

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Fried Jalapeno

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Beer lovers would love this, as it pairs well with my Guinness. Not really spicy as it is as we believe its a tone down version.

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One of the best dish or my favourite is Gammon Steak with Pineapple & Fried Duck Egg @ RM45. pan grill to perfection that the steak is cook well, soft and easily cut. Sauce that added along make it moist and not too dry. Loving it. – recommended

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DIRTY NELLY’S – Mix of PORK, BEEF & LAMB with their own secret herbs. Garnished with English pepper and Jalapeño peppers, topped with grilled bacon and sunny side up duck eggs and mustard mash on the side.  RM53

This burger have a sligt different taste compare to what we have 2 months ago. Meat did not mince well this round as a slight cut the meat are broken into pieces. Taste is pretty different too as its slightly dry. I guess it was full house crowd that cook have to give a bit discount.

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Nelly’s Belly Served with steamed vegetables, onion and apple sauce @ RM 45. Pork lovers, you will fall deeper in love with this as this huge ass rack enough to KO you, with pork fats belly that melts in your mouth, soft cut meat that easy for you to chew and I pair it with my beer and mustard. Its satisfaction. – Recommended

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We had lots of fun that night with Ash, Sharon and friends around we make it a crazy bunch. 😀

WEll, the full artiste line-up for its Arthur’s Day celebration that will be happening simultaneously over 5 hours at 3 locations around the Klang Valley on the 28th September 2012. The line-up for Arthur’s Day will be headed by Hong Kong superstar Justin Lo. This round it will take place at Beer Factory, Laundry Bar & SOULed OUT, with each venue offering a unique Musical Experience.

3 different locations will feature different artist as one of the regions hottest bands, River Maya, and Malaysia’s very own talents in Reshmonu, Jaclyn Victor & Will Ng. These music stars will lead the 2012 celebrations to honour the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness .

Line up for 3 locations of Arthursday 2012 will be as below:

Beer Factory, Sunway Giza

Hong Kong superstar Justin Lo will be in attendance to raise the roof. Sharing the stage alongside him is Malaysia’s very own Will Ng. 2 bands from the arTHURSDAY Talent Search will warm up the crowd and the stage for a night of music and GUINNESS®.

In order to enter, GUINNESS® fans only need to pay RM100 for men and RM50 for women, which also includes unlimited pints of GUINNESS® Draught all night long.

Laundry Bar, The Curve

GUINNESS® fans that choose to this venue will be entertained by River Maya. Besides that, 2 of Malaysia’s hottest emerging bands from the arTHURSDAY Talent Search will also be in attendance to rock the house!

The party is open to the public and GUINNESS® Draught will be on a promotional price of RM30nett for two (2) half pints throughout the night.

SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas

Fans of Reshmonu and Jaclyn Victor can head on over to SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas to catch their favourite local artiste in performance. Joining them on stage will be the remaining 2 bands from the arTHURSDAY Talent Search.

The party is open to walk-in guests and there will be fantastic offers on GUINNESS® infused food as well as half-pints of GUINNESS® Draught at RM8nett all day long.

now you have known all the locations. Have fun on Arthursday!

After a good meal on their first outlet which is at Pavilion at Tokyo street, now they have opened another outlet in Paradigm mall, one of the mall that I often drop by as its near my working place. Suki-Ya : Eat All You can Shabu-Shabu from RM29.80++ which is more Japanese authentic steamboat. This would not be my first time for this brand and upoh their new outlet opening, we decided to drop by again as their price for buffet lunch is very reasonable at RM 29.80++ that only offer you a spot for maximum 2 hours.

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Here would be the price of the buffet with operating time ..

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Surprisingly its quite pack or its full house ..

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Dining area in this outlet would be slightly different as they have some private rooms available. .

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In this counter that offer variety of vegetable for your shabu shabu . .

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What do they have for deserts is ice-cream in 3 flavours.

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This is my favourite that we can order unlimited of fine cut meat slices, Chicken, Lamb and Beef.

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If you ask me which soup base is the best, I still vote for my favourite Suki-Ya soup base, which is abit more salty authentic taste of Japanese flavour that I have tried, but for me dipping too much of red meat into the soup, it turns not so good. . 😀

Miso is not bad after you concrentrate heavily on Sukiya and Kimchi I do not really like it.

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Here we are, enjoying our meal and MC really whack alot of the meat. While saying full. . keep eating. .

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For a price like this, I would say its a buffet spread that worth a try as it only allow you to enjoy 2 hours dinning which is far more than enough.

Others you can try:

  1. Mikoshi – Uptown Damansara
  2. Mo-Mo Paradise – Lot 10
  3. Kuro – Plaza Arkadia

*Pork-Free

Adult (lunch) – RM 29.80 ++
Kids (lunch) – 50% disc off buffet price

Adult (Dinner) – RM33.8- ++
Kids (Dinner) – 50% disc off buffet price

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Suki-Ya : Eat All You can Shabu-Shabu
Upper Ground Floor( in front of Tong Pak Fu)
Paradigm Mall,
No.1 Jalan SS7/26/A, Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya

Phone:03-7887 3042
Operation Hour:Monday to Sunday (Except Saturday) 5pm to 10pm

It has been a while since I wake up early head out for breakfast till my friend came to my house and drag me out. Usually I will have a simple breakfast at home, either cereal or bread spread with peanut butter. It was not that early when my friend came pick me as she brought me to one of her favourite Hainanese breakfast food place to eat.

This little hawker area that operate in Taman Midah, in front of Public Bank if I am not mistaken. All these hawker area, do not have a proper name like Ah Meng Kopitiam or something something that you are able to recognize as this stall is famous among its neighborhood.

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It is a very busy stalls and the amount of customers packing up this place is amazing, even the tables and chairs have to be extended to some parking lots or infront of some shop houses.

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Price is pretty cheap  . .

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Full house as we reach 11am . . As we start ordering, quite number of items had been sold out left with only 2-3 items in the menu, as we got no choice  . .. Look around to see what other customers order the most and turns out to be :

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Curry Mee @ RM 4.40 is one of the famous dish here I suppose that 70% of people are eating this or are only left with this few choices. Its pretty unique that I did not know that Hainanese Curry Mee is a very simple version that filled with ‘cockles, taupok and pig skin’. Its a very simple dish actually that taste is just perfect for not heavy taste bud eater. Mild curry fragrant santan taste that is not so spicy and I ask for another scoop of chili to make it fiery red, yet its not too spicy. I guess have to just enjoy a plain style in the morning.

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Scouted another thing is most of the customer’s there order Kopi and the colour of it looks good! solid dark brown that show’s the umph of the coffee. . .Order in 2 version, one cold and one hot.

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Hot Kopi – its thick in flavour and you can taste strong robust coffee flavor and just comes to my liking. Perfect way to enjoy my morning coffee. . – REcommended – either in cold or hot. 

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Prawn Mee @ RM 4.40 serve in small decent bowl that looks just fine for me on breakfast. Soup base looks pale yet can smell the taste of being cook with prawns. First sip of soup amaze me that it had a Penang version Har Mee and the slight different this Hainanese stall version bends towards more sweet. Taste pretty good tho.

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After finish our meal and look around wonder why so many people order Wan Tan mee, and we decided to order along. Noodle is slight springy and I see many people order it in curry soup base. Then I put into my curry soup and turns out to taste better. If you do order this, order for Curry soup base with Wantan noodle.

This stall operate from 7am-12pm daily (I think)

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I know its a bit hard to explain on this place, therefore I took some pictures on how to recognise it.

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And there is only 1 bus stop here.

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After finish our breakfast, she brought me to hunt another stall which is famous for ‘Ham Chi Peng’ which is a few stalls away from then Hainanese stall. Filled with variety that you can choose from and its family operate business.

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Dad making the dough . .  Mom frying on it and son taking orders and take away. Friendly uncle. . .

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One of my friends favourite is the Prawn Fritters that sells here. as in the picture you can see its on the far right.

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Prawn fritters are good, crispy on outside and all edges and soft on inside. Add on with their chili sauce just pair very well. Do drop by to this stall if you are here for the Hainanese breakfast. Worth to buy as its cheap too . .:)

For morning breakfast that you prefer something not so solid in taste then this is one of the stall that you can drop by. I am sure that i will be coming back to try out their other stuff by being early.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10 worth to recommend . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Jalan Midah Besar, Cheras


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I have heard so much about Journal by Plan B or any other outlet under Big Group. Been planning to drop by for so long till make it happen recently. Heading by here for their brunch, as a new place for our group to hang out. .

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so we headed to Plan B in Publika that is located directly above Big Supermarket.

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Interesting concept that they have. . with combination of Aussie meets New York’s Deli menu in contemporary design.

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We are here around 11am and its quite a full house. .

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After scouting for a few sections to be seated, this is one of a fridge that I cant take my eyes off, with its delicious looking deserts calling my name. I stood there couple of minutes like a small kid waiting to be given candy.

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They have a few seating area, one which is right indoor and pamper with a few led panel tv ..

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Outdoor would be sofa seating area,

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right at the wall with sofa, we opted here

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Menu is pretty simple and direct and you will be pamper with choices that they have to offer.

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From breakfast set, to Italian and western dining

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Latte @ RM 8

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Their version of HOt chocolate is new to me as usually I only see marshmallow being place at the side and they include it. Taste pretty good tho @ RM 8

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Vanilla Milkshake is not bad after I have tried Fatboysburger and theirs are more outsanding as I prefer mine to be thick and flavourful @ RM 10

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Kick start our day with Breakfast Platter with poach egg @ RM 26

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Breakfast Platter with scramble egg @ RM 26

Or another version with sunny side up. It looks little and when finish the whole plate it is just perfect.

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One of my favourite is their French Toast that being fried with their homemade bread I suppose, top with some honey and nuts is just perfect. Something different to go after @ RM 22recommended!

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Me with my breakfast . . 😀

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Egg Benedict with sour cream, bacon, poach egg and special sauce. @ RM 14

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Something new for me to go after, with the bread well toast at the bottom and taste pair everything perfectly, with egg, salty of bacon and a bit sourish cream follow by.

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My friend, Immi opted for something healthy as she is on her diet then she go for Egg Avacado Feta Mash @ RM 21. First Look I thought it was too green and doesnt look pleasent to me. I cant see too much green in a plate. It suprise me with the taste and avacado mash taste good!

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As we are feeling up, and I walk back to the desert counter and start pointing what I want, Banana Cake attract my attention and I would just say I had better ones before. @ RM 10

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Something that I have miss alot, as not many places are able to produce Rocky Road, is filled with mash mellow, chocolate and cookie crust base like at the bottom, not bad for a version in Malaysia @ RM 5

Then, I have check out other reviews and there is actually some bad experience from other bloggers too, on their lunch and dinner, So far I have only tried on their breakfast set its pretty good,  luckily we had a great time there besides their slow service as we believe they are understaff. Besides that, evertyhing is just nice. A good place to hang out for coffee with nice ambiance. Sure wont mind to drop by again for cuppa.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10 nice ambiance along with coffee or breakfast! . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Journey by Plan B
Lot No. 65, Level G2,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-6205 5318

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