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Hobby That Makes Heddy A Millionaire

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31  –His interest in antiques began since he was young, having been surrounded and exposed to items of historical value and with a story of their own which belonged to his father, uncle and grandfather.

Since then, Heddy MN, 45, whose favourite subject in school was History, is determined to have his own collection of antiques because of their aesthetic value.

Old magazines and posters from the land of the rising sun are among his first antique collection, which he  bought while still studying at a university, and collecting old items soon became a habit that he has now amassed more than 30,000 pieces of antique items, estimated to be worth millions of ringgit.

These priceless items , which are not only obtained locally, but also from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Portugal andJapan, are properly kept at a special place in his shop and home.

“One of the valuable antique collections I have is a jar with a lid of the Nyonya Peranakan as it is believed to belong to a Chinese captain from the 1860s.

 “I also have a collection of copper and bronze items from China from the Han Dynasty, believed to be from 206 BC to 220 BC,” he told Bernama when met at his gallery, Kota Pinang Enterprise, in Pasar Seni here recently.

The Melaka-born Heddy said he also owned about 250 coin boxes from the 1950s to the late 1970s that were issued by various banking institutions, including Chung Khiaw Bank, OCBC, Malayan Banking and United Malayan Banking Corporation.

“These coin boxes are of limited edition and they are in the shape of animals such as chicken, rhinoceros, elephant and bear to attract children to save,” he said, adding that what is unique about the coin boxes is that they are mostly made from a mixture of iron, tin and copper.

Heddy, who was in the finance industry for two decades, said he is hoping to make the present young generation aware of the old coin boxes by producing a coffee table book which will be ready early next year.

The book will serve as a reference material on old coin boxes that were issued by the banking institution in the country, he added.

Heddy also owns a collection of six sets of cups and saucers with the old Malaysia Airlines (MAS) logo from 1972,  as well as a limited edition chess set of Looney Tunes from Warner Bros from the late 1980s.

According to him, through his hobby of collecting antiques, he is able to help preserve the uniqueness of the old items, as well as protect the country’s treasures from being taken away to other countries.

Heddy said there had been offers from foreigners to purchase the Nyonya Perakan jar.

“The price offered was very lucrative, but I did not want to part with it because it is a priceless treasure. I do want to sell my antique collections, but not to outsiders,” he added.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Food Review: Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Stick Is Now Available In Malaysia

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Chocolates have the power to uplift someone’s mood and ice cream is perfect for a hot sunny day. But both combined, it is the perfect combination to ever exist. Snickers Ice Cream, Oreo Ice Cream, and Kit Kat Ice Cream are the usual stuff we find at our nearest grocery store but have you ever heard of Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream?

It has been sold for a long time but at that time, it was only available in certain European countries. Now, you can get this delicious treat from a local seller on Shopee!

This ice cream comes in three flavors. There are Original, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate but according to the local seller’s page, it is available for people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor only.

Head over here to place your order and get your Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream!

Sources: Shopee nowme_01

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Food Review: ‘Sambal Hitam’, One of The Best Sambal That Can Be Eaten Anytime And Anyhow

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Sambal hitam would always be one of the most favorite alternatives for many people in Malaysia who loves to eat spicy food like any other sambal but they do not want it to be too spicy up until they have to feel regret eating the food. This particular sambal hitam is really well-known in the state of Pahang.

The texture of this sambal hitam is one of the reasons why many people love to eat it. Sambal hitam is really full of anchovies. It is so easy to be made by anyone because the recipe only takes 4 simple ingredients. The ingredients are belimbing buluh, red onion, anchovies, and also red chili.

Picture: Resipi Bonda

According to many people, the process of making this sambal hitam would take a very long time to be done. There is a very special way to cook this sambal hitam from Pahang. It does not take an hour or two to cook but it takes hours. The manufacturing process is quite complicated and also time-consuming.

It goes well with steamed white rice, brown rice, or even porridge. This sambal hitam really enhances the taste of the food. Once you taste it, your mouth will definitely have a fusion of flavors and you will surely crave more of it.

Sources: Cookpad.

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Step & Repeat, First-Ever Global TikTok Reality Show Based On Style Launched

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Glamhive and Mary Kay Global Design Studio have announced Step & Repeat, the first-ever style show launching on TikTok.

Step & Repeat is a five-week style competition and mentorship programme where wardrobe stylists, make-up artists, and hair stylists worldwide compete in the fast-paced environment of TikTok to drive their business success.

The international competition is open to all and goes live on June 22 on TikTok, according to a statement.

TikTok’s community has been growing at an incredible pace since the start of the pandemic, and unique new talents are being discovered daily on the platform.

Step & Repeat is the first-ever global style competition on TikTok, giving structure, recognition, and rewards to winners weekly.

Glamhive and the Mary Kay Global Design Studio have partnered to create Step & Repeat as a global stage open to anyone who wants to explode onto the international scene and get recognised for their incredible talents in wardrobe, make-up, and hair styling.

Each week, Step & Repeat’s host, Johnny Wujek will announce a theme-based challenge, and TikTok users will create their best wardrobe, make-up, or hair style look for that theme.

Videos will incorporate the show’s custom sound, ‘Step & Repeat’, the hashtag #stepandrepeat, and the hashtag associated with each challenge, enabling all entries to be discoverable by the show’s judges.

At the end of each challenge, Wujek will announce the winner in each category: wardrobe, make-up, and hair. Each winner will receive a cash prize and a one-hour mentoring session with one of the 19 industry leaders stepping up to provide mentorship.

At the end of the five weeks, Step & Repeat will announce one overall winner for each category, crowning it the very best in wardrobe, make-up, and hair based on entries from worldwide.

More details at https://www.glamhive.com/tiktok.

Sources: BERNAMA

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