Don’t feed monkeys at Taiping park

News from my wife’s hometown…

THE Taiping Municipal Council has issued a stern warning to visitors not to feed the monkeys in the lake gardens or face a fine

I am not sure whether that is going to change the monkey’s attitude as I have seen the monkeys’ actually chasing people to grab food from their hand. Even we don’t dare to get down from the car at various spots in the lake garden as it will be fully occupied by the monkeys (some are just huge)

It will better if the Municipal Council instead catch some of the monkeys (especially those huge ones) to keep their population down. It is because sometimes we have no choice but to feed the monkeys if we want to escape any attack from them

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* Equally “trouble-maker” monkeys in Batu Caves. This one actually tried to grab my wife’s handbag after innocently (& quietly) standing beside her. Luckily I gave it a good kick to chase it away

Standard price for nasi kandar

MORE than 2,000 nasi kandar restaurant operators nationwide have agreed to come up with a standardised pricing scheme for food and drinks sold at their premises to prevent consumers from being overcharged

Finally, it is happening but after these restaurant operators raked huge profits (of course). I still remember the time (about 3 years ago) that having nasi kandar was almost a yearly affair for me and my colleagues. Even that one, we tend to have it after our annual bonus. Yes, it is not that expensive (as compared to eating in a 5 star hotel) but the problem was, we would never know how much will be charged at end of the day.

When we were in Sungai Petani, the nasi kandar that we had was less than RM5.00 per plate but when we were in KL, the minimum charged was RM14.00. Other places in KL were charging RM10.00 to RM20.00. In the end, we decided to have McDonalds as the price is the same no matter we go.
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It is about time someone comes up with standardise price…now, on changing the curry pot….maybe it will take couple of years to do something about it (perhaps I will talk about it some other time)