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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Your 1-Stop Local Speciality Store Tean Ean Local Products 田園土產

The day was 22.12.13, marked my birthday and also 1 memorable visit to Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. 田園土產


The history of Tean Ean goes far back to the year 1995 which was founded by Mr. Teh Tatt Huat. It is located at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah which is also popularly known as the millionaires' row. Situated on the left, just at the junction of the famous sea-front promenade; Gurney Drive and Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Tean Ean has been around for the past 18 years entering their 19th year soon in producing and providing a wide array of local products. To date, one could walk into its 1-Stop Speciality Store building premise and be amazingly welcomed by more than 300 local products for you to choose. Warning! You will be spoilt for choices to choose, from different variety of beverages to various kinds of snacks, tidbits, biscuits, preserved fruits and many other irresistible food as well as products made from homegrown Nutmeg to Tongkat Ali as well as Birds Nest. So be warned that you will have a tough time deciding what to buy. I know for certain you'd say this " If only I could buy everything" :p

Among the highlights of Tean Ean will be their ever popular freshly made Tau Sar Pheah. The one thing that you will find in Tean Ean different and unique is that they actually have the "open kitchen" concept. Whereby you are actually able to see the people making and the process of making Tau Sar Pheah through their glass walls. This is interesting because many would have their kitchen closed from the public view. The reason behind this is because Tean Ean does not use any preservatives and Monosodium Glutame (MSG) and therefore you are able to view the process in making with your very own eyes.

Have you ever wanted to try doing Tau Sar Pneah? Well look no more, at Tean Ean, for a minimal fee of only RM 15.00, you are taught on how to make Tau Sar Pneah from the Master Chef, Mr Teh Kok Chee. So what covers that amount of RM 15.00, you may wonder. Hands on making of 4 pieces of Tau Sar Pneah and yes, you can bring those 4 pieces home :) Well not only that, for your "hard" work of making those 4 pieces, you will also be receiving 1 miniature magnet Tau Sar Pneah and 8 pieces of fresh Tau Sar Pneah.

The whole process does not take long. The learning process takes about 10-15minutes. For you to flatten the pastry then fill with the fillings. It will take approximately 20 minutes for the Tau Sar Pneah to be baked into a flaky delicious aroma Tau Sar Pneah.Well isn't that just awesome cool. Believe me, it will be an interesting experience, that coming from a first timer myself.

While waiting for it do be done, I do not think you would want to stand infront of the oven for the whole 20 minutes right? You can always browse around, explore and try the locally made foodstuff available there. You'll be like Alice in Wonderland.

Lessons are available on Mondays to Saturdays. Sessions are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm

Apart from Tau Sar Pneah, Tean Ean is also well known for its Bak Kut Teh. The packets of Bak Kut Teh were formulated by the founder's grandfather in the 1900s back in Penang. Herbs are pack into individual packets for easy cooking. With just a few simple steps and voilà your Tean Ean's Home Recipe Bak Kut Teh is ready to be served.

I read about the story behind Tean Ean's Bak Kut Teh. A true heart-rending tale. Only after reading the story, 1 question came up to my mind. Did he manage to meet his mother again?

Tean Ean also makes its own nutmeg rheumatism oil, nutmeg oil, and nutmeg syrup.

So next time you are thinking of getting Tau Sar Pneah or any other local food products, you'll know where to find them now.

And oh yea need not worry about parking as there are ample parking space available.
The huge Tau Sar Pneah above was made by Tean Ean in occasion for my birthday. That was such a pleasant surprise. We made history as it has never been made in such huge manner before for the past 18 years. This is their first time doing for my special day. 1 word : Priceless. Thank you so much.

Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn Bhd
Address : 90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, 10050 Penang.
Tel : +604 - 2298130
Fax : +604 - 2298134
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm daily
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GPS: 5.428441, 100.320853

Friday, December 20, 2013

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 with Pineapple Cakes from Gartien 小田佳園

Wow, slightly over a month more and it's Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Chinese New Year. It's time of the season that people will be thinking which cookies to get for the family, friends and for visitors visiting. I am pretty sure, that pineapple tarts will not be a miss for this occassion. Why not get Pineapple Cakes for a change. 

For this coming celebration, Gartien 小田佳園 has come come up with a theme of Peony/Mudan Flower/. They have brand new packaging designs that are really attractive. Elegant looking red with gold gift box - colors that symbolizes good luck, wealth and happiness. Interesting hinese ink painting of ‘mudan flowers’ on found on its individual packing. 

What makes Gartien's Pineapple Cake special? Firstly it is secret home recipe, secondly nothing beats the fresh and pure ingredients that it is made from, therefore making taste of the locality to perfection. The pineapples are freshly picked from their plantation farm over in Nibong Tebal. Making each bite of perfect combination; flaky baked golden pastry with the tangy pineapple filling just melts in your mouth and makes you craving for more.
Although it's still a month more to go, but they have already got 500 sets of orders that have been been booked by their valuable friends and customers. Well the good news is there are only about 1000 "Auspicious Gift Sets" available for pre-order now making it only 250 sets are available weekly  over a duration of 4 weeks period.

Week 1: 30th Dec 2013 - 5th Jan 2014
Week 2: 6th Jan 2014 - 12th Jan 2014
Week 3: 13th Jan 2014 - 19th Jan 2014
Week 4: 20th Jan 2014 - 26th Jan 2014

Well I have even more good news for you, if you pre-order from now until 31 Dec 2013, you are entitled for a very Special Promotion at only RM38 per box because if you would to walk in and buy, it is at RM45 per box. You may also walk in from now until 26th Jan 2014 whereby last day for collection is before Chinese New Year.

You know what, I have even more surprises to share with you. If you buy 10 boxes, you may opt for FREE 1 box OR Free delivery (Eg. For every 10 boxes ordered, you can either opt for another box of pineapple cakes FREE if you collect them yourself or get your postage WAIVED if you are residing within Peninsular Malaysia.)

So wait no longer. Get yours today!

Name: GARTIEN @ 小田佳園
Address: 380 Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang.
Contact: 604-229 0068
Business Hours: 10.00am-5.00pm (weekdays), 9.00am-6.00pm (weekends)
GPS: 5.416195, 100.328433

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ninetology U9 X1 vs Samsung Note 2

I am extremely flattered to be doing a gadget review for the very first time. This could only happen thanks to Ninetology Malaysia.

The gadgets that I will be reviewing will be Ninetology's U9 X1 in slight comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The first thing you will notice for certain will be size the box. The box that keeps the X1 is about 3 times the box size of the Samsung Note 2.

The accessories that was bundled together were Charger, USB Cable, Battery, Earpiece, Screen Protector (Clear), Protection Case, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card. One thing that amazed me was having the screen protector and the protection case coming with the phone together. This saves you the trouble from hunting these items after your purchase. Well isn't that just awesome.

The X1 fits just perfectly in my palm, not too big and not too small. Easy in the pocket. The candy bar phone has a little plasticky grip feeling but it is relatively really light in weight at only 160g. The design is unique simple yet nice but found the position of the volume button which was placed a little behind the middle lining which made pressing of the volume button sometimes a miss. But we don't press the volume button all the time don't we.  The screen is brilliant clear and sharp with its Super AMOLED HD screen. Which I find it way sharper, clear and colors are much more vibrant compared to the Note 2.

Do you personally hold more than 2 mobile numbers? If yes, then X1 will come in really handy because it is dual-sim. Which is a real big bonus. So you don't have to carry 2 mobile phones around or keep changing sim cards anymore with X1.

X1 operates on Android 4.2 .In comparison to performance wise, with X1 is packed with Quad Core 1.2GHz, while Note 2 has a slight better Quad Core 1.6GHz making both gadgets fast and smooth for daily usage.

The 13MP rear camera will definitely interest people who loves to take shots of everything. Well the amount of people who loves to take photos through their mobile devices as increased tremendously, hasn't it.

Overall, as both phones are from differenct range of category of phones, one coming from a middle range and the other coming from a higher end range, so if your budget fits the bill for X1 then you should consider the X1.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


In conjunction with Malaysia’s 56th Independence Day, Ninetology Malaysia has officially launched its Flagship Touch Point at Plaza Low Yat, Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall, on 30 August 2013. With a concept like no other, Ninetology’s Flagship Touch Point offers consumers an experiential touch point for today’s lifestyles and culture as well as a product showcase. At the Flagship Touch Point, not only would the Ninetology products be showcased, it’s a place where consumers can learn how to use a smartphone to enhance their lifestyles and interests. The flagship Touch Point will serve as a youth and culture training hub to spread the urbanite culture that is cultivated by Ninetology. The Ninetology smartphones are not just communication tools, but a device that can advance one’s social visibility, thus opening doors to more opportunities. Eight more Flagship Touch Points within the Klang Valley will be opened this year with another nine outlets scheduled within Malaysia by next year. The Ninetology’s Flagship Touch Point is opened from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.


A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to launch the first Flagship Touch Point. Gracing the ceremony were the management team of Ninetology Malaysia comprising of Sean Ng (Chief Executive Officer), Marco Beh (Chief Operations Officer), Shian (Chief Finance Officer), Vijian Chan (Chief Marketing Officer), and Eddy Tay (Head of Channel); Michael Lee (General Manager, Property Management and Operations of Plaza Low Yat), and celebrities such as Z-Chen, Iqwal Hafiz, and Sasi the Don.

Earlier last month, Ninetology Malaysia also launched their U9 series at KL Hilton Hotel, Malaysia. The “Unite-as-One” power-infused technology with the urbanite profile was presented in three models: The X1, Z1, and Z1+, which are new and stylish devices engineered to meet the human needs of speed, precision and high levels of engagement. For more information on Ninetology U9 smartphones, visit

“We are very proud to be in strategic partnership with MediaTek Inc, the leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions.  MediaTek’s invaluable support in providing us with high performance and reliable information communications solutions, as well as highly integrated and customized solutions, has significantly shortened our time-to-market, enhanced our product competitiveness, and also bring a better overall user experience. We are currently second largest in terms of mobile device market share. With the introduction of the U9 series, we hope to further strengthen Ninetology’s position as well as to grab a sizeable share in the Premium Smart Phones category,” said Mr. Sean Ng Chee Heng (Chief Executive Officer, Ninetology Marketing Sdn. Bhd.).