Debut – Itulah Dia

I was reading Second Sactuary‘s blog and is inspired to start back my comic strip, only this time it’s not about Norah and Emot (no longer interested) but my own childhood stories.

And it is best told in my mother’s tongue – Bahasa Melayu.

Kisah ini berlaku 30 tahun yang lalu.

komik - cenerai

Adik saya hampir makan buah ‘cenerai’ itu. Semuanya betul kecuali kambing tu sebenarnya tak berkata apa-apa pun.

Nota buat adik: Yai, sorry! Hehe nak kena share experience kita. Aku selalu gelak sorang-sorang bila teringat.

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Illustrated Postcard VI – Putrajaya


The KL Illustrated Postcard Series ended with postcard V but I am continuing with number VI with Putrajaya illustrations.

These illustrations are made especially to promote Federal Territories of Malaysia in the eyes of the world. Will make few more with different landmarks and different characters. I have converted it to postcard and made it downloadable and printable.

Federal Territories Illustrated Postcard VI - Putrajaya

Download and print postcard: Illustrated Postcard VI
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.5MB

postcard Vii

Download and print postcard: Illustrated Postcard VII
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.7MB

I think I should change the series to Federal Territories Illustrated Postcard Series, what say you?

Here’s the FT postcards once again in a row (click to see larger version):

FT postcards in spread

Yes, they are spread illustrations (measured 147cm width for all 7 illustrations). Final width will be 168cm with addition of Labuan postcard. Will update this post with the Labuan illustration soon!

Here’s the Labuan postcard:

poscard labuan

Download as print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard V
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.80MB

Terms of Use
You can use them long as it’s for personal use only.

You need:

  • a two-sheet card (120gm)
  • a clear self-adhesive lamination sheet
  • Spray mount or PVA glue
  • and of course a color-printer.


  • After printing, cut along the dotted line and fold by half.
  • Glue the inside by using spray mount or if you don’t have spray mount, use PVA glue and use a piece of cardboard to spread the glue evenly.
  • Fold it and keep it under thick book for a while.
  • Cut the lamination sheet just about the size of the postcard.
  • Stick the sheet onto the image side of the postcard. Take a piece of cardboard and squeegee the sheets until it’s even.
  • Trim the edge nicely.
  • Keep it under the thick book again for half an hour.
  • Now you can send it safely to any destinations of the world!

Note: If your printer’s inks are waterproof or if you’re using laserjet printer, you can skip the lamination process.

Here’s the KL Illustrated postcards:

Download as print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard V
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.65MB

Download as print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard IV
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.8MB

Download as print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard III
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 1.5MB

KL postcard II

Download and print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard II
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 2.9MB

Download and print postcard: KL Illustrated Postcard I
Resolution: 300dpi, jpg, 2.56MB

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Putrajaya: Putra Square

I’m the kind who likes to take pictures so whenever, my husband has free times, we will get in the car and just drive anywhere. So one fine day in July 2009, we ended up revisiting Putrajaya. We parked at Putra Square and did some walking, to the Promenade as well as the Putra Bridge.

The Putra Square (Dataran Putra in Malay Language) is a city square located opposite the Prime Minister’s office complex, Perdana Putra, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The square has been used for festivals such as the Malaysian Independence Day parade and features flagpoles flying Malaysian states’ flags. The 300 meter circular Putra Square is bounded by Perdana Putra, Putra Mosque, Putra Bridge and the Promenade Shopping Mall.

a view from the promenade area

A view from the Promenade – we can see a part of 650 hectares man-made lake as well as Seri Wawasan Bridge from here. I’m not sure of the name of the building right in the center (do let me know, thanks).

seri wawasan bridge

Seri Wawasan Bridge

While capturing the beautiful view, we saw movements from the lake!! My husband said it was Lampam Jawa fish. The fish was quite big, about one and a half feet. I bet there are more bigger ones!


There’s a children’s playground area near the Promenade.

playground at promenade

Situated on the right of the Promenade is The Putra Mosque, while Putra Bridge on the left side.

putramosque putra bridge putra bridge architecture

The Putra Mosque (Masjid Putra in Malay language) is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Putra Bridge  (Jambatan Putra in Malay language) is the main bridge in Putrajaya, Malaysia. It has been designed to be a special feature of Putrajaya and with a span of 435 metres, this bridge connects the Government Precinct to the Mixed Development Precinct and links Putra Square with the perdana putraBoulevard (yet to discover this area).

I couldn’t believe myself that I actually didn’t take pictures of Perdana Putra that day but here’s one (on the left, click to see larger image) I took after having dinner at Alamanda Shopping Mall few weeks later. I did have pictures of it (taken back in 2006) and ourselves on a boat in the lake but I couldn’t find it, I have more than 10 thousand pictures already! I know I should’ve renamed pictures in my storage.  The quality was rather bad but I promise to take nicer ones when I revisit Putrajaya again.

Till then and I end this post with a picture of a hummingbird sucking nectar from red iris:
hummingbird and red canna

Red Canna is planted heavily just besides the escalator that leads to the promenade.

Related links:
Putrajaya (corporate)
Putrajaya Portal
Putrajaya @ Wikipedia

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