Ramadhan’s Bedil In Kuala Terengganu

17 07 2013

In Kuala Terengganu, one of the most special part of Ramadhan is the ‘bedil’.

How I wish there is ‘bedil’ in Kuala Lumpur too, to signal the time for Iftar and Imsak.

Below is a post that I wrote on September 28, 2010 about photographing the bedil in Kuala Terengganu.

Photographing The Bedils

I snapped this photo myself. I need to aim my camera to the right spot and snap at the right moment because if I was a few seconds late I’ll be snapping photos of smoke.

In Kuala Terengganu people break their fast after the sound of the ‘bedil’ in the Ramadhan.

There were bedil‘s on the 2nd day of Eid until 7th day of Eid too.

On the 5th day of Eid, my dad took me to Bukit Pak Apil in Kuala Terengganu to watch bedil’ shooting.

These are the bedil shooting base.

A policeman guided us to a safe location to watch the bedil‘.

The ‘bedil’ contractor and a policeman reached the ‘bedil’ shooting site.

The ‘bedil’ contractor preparing the ‘bedil’.

First we have to wait for the sound of ‘dup’.

Then we started snapping lots and lots and lots of photos as the bedilexploded in the sky into a gigantic umbrella of colourful lights right above our heads.

Then the umbrella turned into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

The bedil after the ‘dup’ sound

The bedil exploded…

…into tiny sparkles of lights like colourful rain drops…

…and faded into tiny umbrellas of smoke.

We went there again on the 6th and 7th day of Eid to snap more photos.

It was very, very hard to snap the photos because we have to aim at the right spot of where there the wind would blow the ‘bedil’.

We also need to snap at the right moment before the beautiful ‘bedil’ faded into umbrellas of smoke in the sky.

We also had to squat down fearing the loud sound made us jump and fall down the cliff.

We need to squat because we do not want to fall down the hill.

I snapped some beautiful ‘bedil’ photos and I am very proud of them 🙂

I snapped all the above photos by myself!

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How To Cook Bubur Lambuk In Pictures

5 08 2011

Cooking bubur lambuk is a hard work.

Please click here for my latest post on Kg Baru Bubur Lambuk: ‘Aunty Sham’s Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Returns!!!’

Bubur lambuk is the most popular food for iftar during Ramadhan days in Malaysia.(Please click here for the best bubur lambuk in Kampung Baru.)

These are the ingredients for Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru:

  1. rice

  2. spices

  3. onion

  4. beef

  5. lots of water, some salt and black pepper

  6. celery, green onion and fried shallots

How to cook bubur lambuk:

First we fry sliced onions and the spices.

Next we add the water and the minced beef.

Add the rice into the hot soup and keep stirring until done.

Aunty Sham let me try stirring the bubur lambuk. It is hard work and it is very, very hot.

We have to stir and stir and stir.

The bubur lambuk is almost cooked.

When the porridge is cooked, put in the celery, green onion and fried shallot.

Slices of celery, green onion and fried shallots.

Stir again and you’re done.

Now you can eat the delicious Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru :mrgreen:

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This pot of bubur lambuk is ready to be enjoyed by bubur lambuk lovers.





A Castle In Kuala Lumpur

28 08 2010

A few weeks ago, my family and I went to a castle.

The castle is not as tall as the castles in Europe.


It’s name is Al-Rawsha.


Anyway, it is not a real castle; it’s actually a restaurant :mrgreen:


The restaurant is at Jalan Kampung Pandan.

From the outside it looks like a real castle.


We went there to buy food for iftar.

The restaurant sells Middle Eastern cuisines.

We bought ‘Chicken Mandy’ and ‘Lamb Mandy‘.

There are yoghurt, salsa and rice together with the ‘Chicken and Lamb Mandy‘.

They are so delicious!

I wonder if there is any more restaurants that looks like a castle 🙂






Where To Get The Best Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

11 08 2010

Aunty Sham’s stall

The delicious bubur lambuk is ready

Please click here for my latest post on Kg Baru Bubur Lambuk: ‘Aunty Sham’s Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Returns!!!’

Ramadhan Mubarak.

Today is the first day of Ramadhan.

Muslims fast in Ramadhan and today I’m fasting 🙂

This evening we are going to have bubur lambuk Kampung Baru for iftar.

It is so delicious.

Wonder where to get the tastiest bubur lambuk in Kuala Lumpur?

If you do not want to queue for the tasty bubur lambuk from Masjid Jamek Kampung Bahru, buy them at Aunty Sham’s stall.

Those are KL’s best bubur lambuk!

Here is the map to Aunty Sham’s bubur lambuk stall in Kampung Baru.





Bubur Arab So Yummy

9 09 2009

On Sunday my mother cooked bubur Arab for iftar.

I love bubur Arab very much.

In English bubur Arab means Arabian  porridge.

My mother first ate the porridge in Makkah or Mecca.

Makkah is in Saudi Arabia.

We need to put:

  1. Mutton

  2. Spices

  3. Rice

  4. Water

  5. Milk

  6. Onion

  7. Garlic

  8. Ginger

  9. Celery

The mutton must be soft and tasty.

I eat the porridge with fresh tomato and onion.

We can also add some Arabian salsa but I think the salsa is too hot.

When I eat Bubur Arab I’ll say:

‘mmmmmmmmmmm……….’

I think there will be a bubur lambuk Arab one day.





The Bedil

29 09 2008

This morning at 5:25 am, I watched the bedil at my

nenek’s house in Kuala Terengganu. The bedil sound is

boooooommmm and after  the fire works came out it

sounds tssssssssssssssss. The fire works was beautiful.

I can hear the bedil 3 times a day. 1st and 2nd for imsak

and 3rd for iftar to break our fast. Bedil is a huge fire

works. It is not dangerous because they use a timer to

fire the bedil. My dad said that long time ago they used a

cannon. Cannon is dangerous.

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In Kuala Lumpur there is no bedil. We waited for

Maghrib azan on TV to break our fast. Just now I saw a

little house where they keep the bedil to be fired. The

house is on a hill.The hill is named Bukit Pak Apil. Do

you know what is bedil? Have you seen it?








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