Cyberjaya’s New Masterplan: What Do You Need To Know

Late 2020, Cyberview introduced “Cyberjaya’s New Masterplan” to the public. The idea is to turn the city into the nucleus of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor.

Cyberjaya Implementation Council held a meeting recently and it was chaired by the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali. He is also the chairman of Cyberview.

The Zones

Under the new master plan, Cyberjaya is divided into 4 distinct zones: West Cyberjaya, which focuses on nurturing talent; North Cyberjaya, the business district; South Cyberjaya, which focuses on innovation and R&D; and Downtown Cyberjaya, the retail and commercial area

West Cyberjaya

This zone focuses on education, hence the approach on nurturing talent. This area is largely still under development. Multimedia University, Sekolah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya and Korean International School of Malaysia are among the education institution located here.

North Cyberjaya

North Cyberjaya is designated to be a global business district that utilises smart city technology. There will be two MRT stations located in the area, namely North Cyberjaya MRT Station and Cyberjaya City Centre MRT Station.

South Cyberjaya

This area focuses on R&D and innovation. Al Hijrah TV Studio and Aerodyne Group are located here. Besides, MAGiC is also located here.

Downtown Cyberjaya

Downtown Cyberjaya is a vibrant space offering various commercial and community activities. MDec, MIGHT and MARii are among the government agencies located here.

Sources

  1. Cyberjaya’s new master plan to position city as preferred tech investment hub – The Edge Markets

Campur Campur Kitchen, DPULZE Cyberjaya

Campur Campur Kitchen is a fusion restaurant located in DPULZE Shopping Centre, Cyberjaya. It has a diverse type of cuisines.

Campur Campur Kitchen (2017)
Menu (2017)

It has Indonesian, Chinese and Thai cuisines.

Campur Campur Kitchen (Outside, 2017)
Campur Campur Kitchen (Outside, 2017)

You can choose the outdoor dining area in case if you would like to have some fresh air outside.

Campur Campur Kitchen Menu

We don’t have the proper menu here, but from our experience, the menu items are reasonably priced. Check out the complete menu here on Zomato.

Campur Campur Kitchen (Butter Chicken with Rice, 2017)
Butter Chicken with Rice, 2017

They are taking great care in doing food presentation.

Campur Campur Kitchen (Butter Chicken, 2017)
Butter Chicken, 2017

The butter chicken is quite delicious. Not too spicy, suitable for those who are not into spicy food. Nevertheless, you still can feel the spiciness.

It looks like they do not have an official website. A quick search revealed a Facebook page, believed to be owned by the restaurant. Check out the link here.

Risk profile of PNB118 Tower as Part of Warisan Merdeka Development Plan

To assess investment performance, we are able to look at the annual report of our investment (ASB investors can refer to ASB annual report). As a concerned investor, we can always carry out in-depth study of the project background as well as its risk profile. Since our investment with PNB is easy to liquidate, if we don’t trust PNB anymore in investing our money, there are other investment options for us to use.

Investing in high-risk business may expose them to bigger potential of losing their wealth. Therefore, in order to keep their investors from investing somewhere else, they need to keep on investing in low risk sectors while maximizing profit.

A little bit of background regarding the 14.5ha land purchase (location of Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara):

16 years ago, PNB paid RM 220 per sqft to Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd. 10 years later, the market value of the land has appreciated to RM 800 per sqft (source: http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2010/10/23/warisan-merdeka–a-beacon-to-pnbs-future/). I think they already made some profit there.

Instead of cashing in the profit, they decided to grow it by doing more development to surrouding land while preserving heritage value of those two buildings mentioned before.

The project is handled by PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd, a company wholly-owned by PNB. As a concerned citizen (and investor), there are many opportunities for us to voice out our concerns and learn more about the project so that opportunists won’t be able to take advantage of our ignorance.

Originally published on Transport Malaysia on 16 October 2016.

[ Review ] Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy

Pascasejarah is a Malay-language fiction book written by Fahd Razy, a young author based in Terengganu, Malaysia.

Pascasejarah: the book

Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy
Pascasejarah by Fahd Razy

I managed to finish the book in just several days because it is quite easy to read. Nevertheless, the selection of words and phrases in the book almost always leaves me in awe while reading it.

The setting of the book is some time in the future. Alternate forms of civilization are forming in place of ruins left by today’s civilization. Through the setting, Pascasejarah brings you to a journey through an era in the future. The book comes with a premise that history always repeats itself. There are plot twists in almost every chapter. At the end of each chapter, I silently wished that the chapters can be longer with more details about the plot twist. Maybe the omission of detail is deliberate so that we can think of the additional details by our own.

Pro (or not so pro) tip: If you want to go through the book at your own time, I would recommend you to read the book chapter by chapter. This is because the chapters are sorted in a loose chronology. Besides, the book also appears to be some form of hybrid between a full-fledged novel and a collection of short stories.

Pascasejarah: the author

A doctor by profession, Fahd Razy has introduced himself before through various writings about life as a doctor. He was also actively involved in Grup Karyawan Luar Negara (GKLN), a small group of writer community among Malaysian students overseas.

Risk profile of PNB118 Tower as Part of Warisan Merdeka Development Plan

To assess investment performance, we are able to look at the annual report of our investment (ASB investors can refer to ASB annual report). As a concerned investor, we can always carry out in-depth study of the project background as well as its risk profile. Since our investment with PNB is easy to liquidate, if we don’t trust PNB anymore in investing our money, there are other investment options for us to use.

Investing in high-risk business may expose them to bigger potential of losing their wealth. Therefore, in order to keep their investors from investing somewhere else, they need to keep on investing in low risk sectors while maximizing profit.

A little bit of background regarding the 14.5ha land purchase (location of Stadium Merdeka and Stadium Negara):

16 years ago, PNB paid RM 220 per sqft to Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd. 10 years later, the market value of the land has appreciated to RM 800 per sqft (source: http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2010/10/23/warisan-merdeka–a-beacon-to-pnbs-future/). I think they already made some profit there.

Instead of cashing in the profit, they decided to grow it by doing more development to surrouding land while preserving heritage value of those two buildings mentioned before.

The project is handled by PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd, a company wholly-owned by PNB. As a concerned citizen (and investor), there are many opportunities for us to voice out our concerns and learn more about the project so that opportunists won’t be able to take advantage of our ignorance.

COVID-19: Fighting Rumours with Facts

Since early 2020, Malaysians have been talking about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) all over social platforms including social media and social messaging. Earlier today on 19 March 2020, one fake news even suggested that military helicopters will be involved in “disinfecting” the country from COVID-19. If helicopters are being used, one should wonder how many of it is required to spray whole Kuala Lumpur area (and subsequently, whole country). It is simply technically impossible to carry out such thing (read: that is a fake news).

Every day, the authorities have to spend their time answering questions from the citizens or even journalists about some fake news items being spread throughout the social platforms. Malaysian Commission of Multimedia and Communication (MCMC) has also set up a dedicated website to combat fake news (sebenarnya.my). The website is updated regularly, even during crisis times such as during the Movement Control Order (MCO). However, many of the news outlets are not highlighting the website as a trustworthy medium to verify the authenticity of fake news circulating around us.

The occurence of COVID-19 outbreak this year has brought many new thing to us. For example, the National Security Council (Majlis Keselamatan Negara – MKN) has published a list of social media / messaging platforms that the citizens can refer to in order to get latest information.

Ministry of Health (MOH) has also being careful with the amount of information that they release to the public. In an apparent compliance with Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010, MOH has never release any personally-identifiable information regarding its patients. Indeed, the collective responsibility carried out by MOH employees to safeguard patients’ information is something that everyone should applaud.

A fake FAQ list has also prompted the actual one to come out. The fake FAQ has been circulating around since 18 March 2020 while the authentic one was published only on 19 March 2020. Due to tremendous amount of queries received from the public, it prompts the government to come up with an actual one. The fake one looks totally legitimate though. 

MyKuali Penang White Curry

MyKuali is a Malaysian instant noodle brand. Their Penang White curry is our favorite.

Although the price is quite expensive for an instant noodle, it is totally worth it.


Pro tip: for Penang White Curry flavor, try to cook it with less gravy. Since you are not able to eat it while it is still piping hot, do not immerse the noodle in the gravy for too long while cooking. After it softens, turn off the stove, allowing the noodle to soften even more while it is cooling down.

New Facebook Data Center at Luleå, Sweden

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and owner of Facebook has posted some new photos about the first Facebook data centre built outside of the origin country (USA).

The new data center, located at northern part of Sweden, takes advantage of its cold climate. The new data center is 10% more efficient and uses 40% less power compared to its traditional counterparts, according to Mark.

Here are some photos he shared on Facebook: