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5 Places Worth Checking Out in Penang

Going to Malaysia will never be complete without visiting Penang. This beautiful island in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia is dubbed as one of the unique places to go to in Southeast Asia.

Planning to take a trip to Penang soon? These places are some of the destinations you dare not miss:

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If you want to know how it feels to reach the highest point of Penang, never forget to head to The Penang Hill. Nothing beats the feeling of breathing some fresh air while enjoying the beautiful view on the hill. Do not be surprised when you see a crowd especially in the evening since many people come here to witness the sunset.

  1. Adventure Zone Theme Park

The 10,300sqft park offers tons of activities for kids and kids at heart. This theme park at the Golden Sands Resort in Batu Ferringhi is an ideal place to go to even when the weather tends to be unfriendly because they have an indoor playground. Let your young ones explore various kinds of activities at the soft play area.

  1. Kek Lok Si TempleWith its Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architectural style, the Kek Lok Si Temple is impressively built

With its Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architectural style, the Kek Lok Si Temple is impressively built. Add the fact that it offers a great view as it faces the sea. There are food stalls nearby, so you would not have to worry about where to eat after a long walk at the temple.

  1. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

This mansion is called the most iconic boutique heritage hotel all over George Town. When you are up for some Penang history, do not forget to visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion where you will be taken back in time. After the trip, devour at the food market where every type of cuisine awaits.

  1. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

It is the only Burmese Buddhist Temple outside Myanmar. It is a peaceful place when you can simply walk around and take pictures. You would see people praying at the main shrine.

When in Penang, it is best to stay in a hotel that will give you the best of your stay. One of the strategically located hotels all over Penang is the Lexis Suites Hotel. This Penang Hotel is ideal for families and couples alike.

You will be delighted with their seafood restaurant, stunning sea view, and private pool. Book a room or call if you have any inquiries!

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7 Features to Look for When Buying a Slow Juicer in Malaysia

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Are you planning to switch to healthier eating? One of the best products to help you with your goal is the slow juicer. What is a slow juicer and how does it differ from the traditional juicer?

As the name suggests, a slow juicer uses slow speed in extracting juices from fruits and vegetables. The slow process helps in preserving the natural taste and color of food along with the nutrients. The more conventional type of juicer, the centrifugal type, extracts the juice faster but the heat from it destroys and oxidizes the nutrients of food. The juice from the slow juicer also tends to last longer than that of a centrifugal juicer. That means you can keep it in the refrigerator longer!

If you are planning to buy a slow juicer machine in Malaysia, here are factors to help you find the best one:

  1. Ease of Use

The machine should not give you a hard time making your fresh juice. Unlike the conventional fruit juicer, there is no need to push hard on the food to shove them into the spinning blade. All you have to do is let the food fall into the auger and wait for your juice. It should come with a manual as well as online support.

  1. Price

A brand new high-quality slow juicer in Malaysia ranges from RM800-RM3,000. There are juicers that are offered at a retail price lower than RM500 but they have lesser juice capacity. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

  1. Energy Usage

Juicers have different electric consumption. A safe number should not be more than 150W for a juicer with half a liter capacity.

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  1. Performance

The juicer should extract softer fruits like berries and at the same time, it should be durable enough to extract juice from harder fruits and veggies like carrots and apple. Find a machine that keeps noise to a minimum while doing its job efficiently. Buy a machine that features an innovative technology in extracting juice. You can find slow juicers with a double blade that squeezes the ingredient more thoroughly than the standard juicer.

  1. Built

Juicers come in various styles. But the more important thing to consider is the built of the machine. Is it durable enough to last for years? To ensure that your machine is perfectly safe and hygienic for regular use, invest in a juicer that is made up of BPA-free materials.  It would also help if the juicer has a large inlet massage so you will not have to spend much time cutting your fruits and veggies.

  1. Easy to Clean

One of the issues of owning a slow juicer is the fact that they can be complicated to wash. But if you prefer juicing daily, you can still get machines that are easy to clean. As much as possible, choose a device with a simple built. A simplified design makes cleaning easier.

  1. Accessories

Aside from the machine itself, check if the accessories that come with it are also easy to clean. A slow juicer usually consists of the pulp container, chamber, strainer, and feeding tube. Of course, it would be much better if the unit comes with a free brush for the blade and other parts. There are units that even come with a recipe book.

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Juicing is the easiest way to get the nutrients that you need on a daily basis. It comes with so many health benefits! It can help you lose weight, it boosts your immunity, and improves your digestion, among other advantages.

In conclusion, take note that a slow juicer is an investment. Because it is not as economical as the traditional centrifugal juicer, it is only normal that you are extra meticulous when buying one. Choose a brand that you trust or read reviews from fellow consumers.

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