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I was lucky when I got selected by the company to get send over to Bangladesh for a showcase, during the past 4 days I am there, with very limited free time that I have, I manage to take a peek of the city during last day of the fair, the food there was great (click here) and the fair where I was attending (click here).

During the last day, I woke up very early and went to the fair to set up everything, and the remaining of the time before the exhibition start, I went out further into their city to take a glimpse on how the city looks like as I was very curious and at the same time need to go hunting for souvenir.

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Let’s ride on this taxi and let me take you a mini tour street photography that I had took. I am still learning in this area.

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With only an hour that I have, I walked fast and snap fast, do not have the time to enjoy the proper street photography that I have always wanted. I just wish I do have the extra time.

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It was very early morning around 7am where every one is still sleeping and I was walking around my hotel area to see what is around there. They sky is always hazy here and those with sinus, this would not be a country good for you.

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One thing which I have realizes that, there are a lot of universities in Bangladesh city itself. Just along the road of my hotel, there are 4 of them and not to mention a few blocks away and even though most of them are with degree holder but their pay is just very little with fresh grad non technical background, will get paid around USD100 per month and those with technical background USD200, which is double. That is why you see a lot of Bangladeshi in our country that even though they sapu toilet, the pay is higher than their fresh grad pay.

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Then directly in between 2 universities, located this street food, as I was advice not to try as I got the license of smell and see only, which is pretty suffering for me, I love fooooddd! This is because they scared that our anti body system cannot support the level of dirtiness there, and will get terrible stomachache.

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Kids here, start working as young as 5 years old to earn their living, some are streets and some help out in family or friends business.

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Roti Canai Bangla Version.

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Different style of making the dough.

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And this is what accompany the roti.

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With all the universities student flocking this area for their breakfast.

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Trisaw peddler that cost as cheap as RM1 for a ride around the area.

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With the classic style of carrying things ontop of their head. It is not light judging by the things on her head.

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If you are looking for something to shop, this are the kind of shop you will be looking for that all cramp in one place. They still do use classic wiring that is all over the poll to the shop and when look up at it, its full of wiring.

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This is how their streets looks like . . .

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Everyone loves to be in the picture in this country, no matter young or old, whenever you take your camera up and ready to shoot, they will just appear in front of you.

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After tour around the hotel, and head to exhibition hall and set up everything, now head to their town area.

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According to the guy that driving me around, this road would be very jam as the current distance to the traffic light could take up 30-45 minutes easily, as I was like hah! its worst than KL traffic jam.

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They do have ‘tut tut’ service too as what is in Thailand. Sometimes they just don stop and how you ride on it is you run and hop, then as see in the picture, just grab it like the guy do till you reach the destination then you hop off again.

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I was told by that guy that, this is the main market in Bangladesh City which I can get my souvenir here.

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Most of the shops had not open yet, but for consumer wise, it is very easy for us that they had seperated everything into sections. This street would be more on clothes and jewelry . . .

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The book sections, where all the shops cramp in this area selling books.

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Head to another level,

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Shoe section. . . .

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To me, it feels more like ‘Padang Besar’ like the one at the boarder of of Thai and Malaysia.

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Flower Sections.

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The market is very huge, which is like a big rectangle box and this is another entrance / exit that I do not know where I have walk too, and outside this market, there are alot of vendors selling shoes and slipper . One of the favourites there are Crocs slipper are available too with around RM20 as their selling price (original or not, I have no idea)

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Kids Clothes section.

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This is how the view out from the market.

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This is not a police car or our local security car that protect the cash. This is one of their public transportation, to protect you in most of the places.

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The streets will get more busy after 11pm as it is still very early when I took this.

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One of the lovely food I love to try, still cant.

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All the paddlers getting ready to race.

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A juction with no traffic law. You can syok syok turn or go straight even there are a policeman where the unpatient driver will do that and there is one bus that have no patience and break the traffic law directly go straight, the policeman was standing and cursing then took out his book and wrorte down the plate.

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This their parliment area which I think it look classic cool.

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and lastly after could not find anything in the market, and stop by this shop, which is a shopping mall with 4 floors high, that makes me nearly fainted when I walked in. Its like mini market in our country that been well decorated in interior.

After the peek of it and I went back to the exhibition and grab a travel guide from one of the exhibitors there and look at their places of interest. Amazingly, there are actually quite numbers of places to be visited that have to drive out from the city and their structure looks good! More info of their travel of interest (click here)

After touring around the city, then all of us were pretty exhausted by the morning flew over, Press Conference and Official Launch of SANYO Xacti, mini tour of the Resort World and just head into the restaurant. When we reach the restaurant and were told by the rest of the friends, that the restaurant was actually located quite near Universal Studio and we walk one big round towards this place but it was a good window tour. . .

Here we are, in Chinoiz Restaurant that serve Fine Chinese Food.

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Love the interior with a bit of modern Oriental style, lit with dim light and the place is very comfortable.

That I do not mind to sit there and chat all night long~

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The selection of alcohol prepare for all the guest.

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with French wine is one of the selection for the night.

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We were there early, and we manage to take a lot of pictures with the models and some of the products.

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The picture printing were sponsor by Sanyo and it was printed on the spot.

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Then not long after that, they move us to a VIP room, the whole room just for us, Malaysian Media.

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and I look at the menu, I got all excited bymyself, and I told Witch, she got excited too as we did not expect the food list would be so grand.

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With the price tag on the menu, it certainly is reasonable if do not the conversion rate.

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While we were happily chatting, then came a waitress ask us what drinks we would like to have and I ask her back, then she said, fruit juice (many types of juices including custom made order), red/white wine, Champaign, beer (Tiger, Heinaken, Tsing Tao) and we were like errrr errrrr..juices first.. all still very pai seh including me.

When the first guy start to order alcohol, then here comes the order for it.

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We tried every selection of it. We love the wine as it was smooth and of course the best selection of all night was Red and champaign.

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This is my selection.

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Not long after the drinks, first dish of the night arrive with ‘Chilled Momotaro Tomato Salad topped with Sake marinated Confit of Lobster’. I just do not know how to say or I would say it was one of a perfect appetizer to start of with. Simple taste that preserves the fresh sweet taste of the lobster and tomato is to add in some sweet sour taste onto it, Perfect!

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‘Double-boiled Shark’s fin with Sea Treasures served in Coconut’, when we saw this serving, we were like wahhh!!!! And the smell of the soup taste travels and fill into the room, till the moment it was place down, some of them even ready with spoon and attack , with just a slice of bacon on top of the soup was already unique yet inside a coconut shell. . .

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To our surprise, we scoop up quite huge abalone in it and it taste awesome! Sweet, juicy and very aromatic with the soup taste.

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then we also found a slab of shark fin, which was told it is a good quality, we never care, we just enjoy our soup, it was sweet, aromatic with seafood sweet taste and the coconut flavour did not overpower the rest of the taste. It was one of the best soup I have drank so far.

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‘Crisp-fried Fillet of Marble Goby served with Mixed Green salad and Mint leaves’
As it looks pretty simple to me in such a long plate, but it proves me wrong. Fried crispy on the outer layer and the fillet in there is soft, by dipping with the sauce given, it just taste excellent!

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‘Pan-seared Australian Wagyu beef with Foie Gras’
Pan grill to my liking with medium that cut it with sharp knife ooze out the juice and blood of it, dipping with the sauce on the plate, it taste good and the foie gras was grilled perfect too, that preserve the outer layer a bit cook and inside is soft and juicy. Great main course as it goes very well with the red wine.

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‘Braised Mee Sua in Noble Tan Fu Sauce served with Freshly-peeled Crab Claw’

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Fresh juicy solid crab meat that had cook well in it.

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Mee sua that just cook in the right condition which is not too soft yet still soak the soup base of it while pulling up.

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‘Gratin of Assorted Berries and Fruits in Passion Fruit Sabayon’ would be perfect for girls as all the berries are sour in taste with cream top on it, to me its not bad as I take it to cool down my alcohol level.

 
Then Nick Manage to pass us a unit of Xacti and Witch took her SD card to film it, and surprise us that the quality is good.

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After we finish our dinner and alcohol keep pouring in, some that did not talk so much began to talk a lot, and suddenly bang…the 2 models came in and thought of trying to pose something different, James Bond in Soh Loook. 😀

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Then of course in this kind of event, a group picture must not miss with bloggers, Magazine Media, Stuff, Click, Velocity, NST and some others.

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with one of the manager that she and Nick host us for the night and of course the boss too. We just do not know what to say as the seriously pamper and provide us 5 star hospitality. Thank you is the only word I can say.

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With all the booze being in all the time, and before we head back to hotel, of course we need to let it out and it is good to see ah Ong stim again~ and definately, this is one of the very first restaurant I would recommend in Singapore.

Location:
Chinois Restaurant
Hotel Micheal,
Resort World, Sentosa,
Singapore.

Lunch: 12:00pm – 03:00pm (Last order at 02:30pm)
Dinner: 06:00pm – 11:00pm (Last order at 10:30pm)

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