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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fake Apple-guava.. Warn Your Friends & Relative!!

For yr info ...

Me and my husband was at Kepong's Sri Sinar ( Kuala Lumpur ) pasar malam last Saturday, saw this stall selling a "hybrid fruit" of guava & green apple. The seller (an innocent looking auntie) was also kind enough to let us sample the fruit. The fruit are sold in two types of packing, pack of 2 or pack of 3. The pack of 2 wa sold at RM6, while pack of 3 at RM7.

The packaging is printed in foreign language (I believe is Thai) with a few graphical image on some fruits. After tasting the sample (which is actually quite tasty, just like guava), we decided to buy 2 x pack of 3 at RM13. When we got home, to our surprise, the fruit is actually peeled guava (the seeded type) shaped to resemble an apple and coated with green colouring. See attached pics.

Some of colouring came off after being washed. Not knowing what kind of colouring they use, we didn't dare to eat it even tho the colour only soaked through the outer layer. My brother (who didn't go to the pasar malam with me) told me that he saw this article on a local Chinese newspaper and apparently knew about this trick. He also indicated that these conman has been setting up stalls along highway, targeting at tourists. I
hope this message can reach as many people as possible, money is not a big issue here but what if the colouring is poisonous? Especially with so many contaminated foods sold around Asia recently, I think we, as a consumer
should be doubly beware on what we buy, let alone eat!!!

Spread the message across.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm coming...Wait!! Wait for meeeee!!!

Beware of stranger's SMS 012-4928392

Hi guys and girls,
Below was the content taken out from my brother's email to me, this was what happened to him this every one of us be careful when receive any SMS from stranger.

Today morning, while I still sleeping, I heard my hand phone SMS tone ringing. Then I open my eye and c, got a sms from number 012-4928392
send me a sms with content :"Long time no see already, how are you now?".First
when I saw this SMS I thought it maybe from my old friend... then i reply:"Fine how are u"

Then at 10:30 i receive a message from the same number and the content shocked me:"Anda telah memilih untuk mengaktifkan perkidmatan kami, cas sebanyak Rm10/mingguan akan dikenakan sebagai yuran perkidmatan. Untuk membatalkan perkhidmatan, sila SMS FINE OFF kepada number 333431 and sebanyak RM20 dikenakan untuk setiap sesi pembatalan."

I quickly check my balance and c... my account had already being subtracted RM15

Just now I email Maxis to report the case and asked maxis to trace this number, and Maxis said will give me the report by tomorrow.

Cheah Tze Chan

Genting founder Lim Goh Tong dies at 90

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, founder and honorary life president of Genting Group, passed away at 11.20am Tuesday at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

The tycoon, who turned 90 in April this year, was renowned for his vision in transforming Genting Highlands from an unexplored hilltop to one of the world's most successful casino resorts.

The fifth child in a family of seven children, Lim migrated from China's Fujian province in 1937 at the age of 19 with only a small suitcase and US$175.

The idea of a hill resort was chanced upon by Lim amidst the crisp air of Cameron Highlands in 1964. Lim was then working on a hydro-electric power project at the popular hill resort, patronised mostly by British colonials seeking cool refuge from the tropical heat, when he foresaw a prosperous Malaysia of the future desiring a cool mountain holiday resort within the reach of all Malaysians.

To date, Genting Highlands Resort has five hotels and two apartment blocks at the hilltop and Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort.

The company, founded in 1965, has since expanded and diversified from its initial hotel and resort activities to plantations, properties, paper manufacturing, power generation, oil and gas, electronic commerce and information technology development under Genting Group.

According to Forbes Asia, the Genting Group founder was third richest in the country with a net worth of US$4.3bil (RM14.6bil).

Lim is survived by wife Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua, and their six children and 19 grandchildren.

Source : TheStar

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