Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Nijyumaru 二重丸日本料理 @ Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johore Bharu

Nijyumaru 二重丸日本料理 @ Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor Bharu

There is quite a long time did not enjoy a proper Japanese cuisine, just because I am not too familiar with reputable Japanese restaurant in JB and most of the time Sushi King is the only one I always saw in shopping mall. By chance, I get to know this Nijyumaru, a Japanese restaurant nearby Sutera Mall, it is always mentioned and ranked by Johorean as one of the famous and best Japanese restaurant in town. Our first visit to Nijyumaru was quite spontaneous, without making reservation. Yeah, we underestimated the restaurant as we thought walk in would be sufficient for us to enjoy their cuisine. The restaurant was so crowded, and we got our seat, but only can stay for an hour as the table was reserved by others on next hour. Just to avoid the awkward situation like us,  you can make an early reservation to secure your seat. 
Their big name on the big wall, as everyone would not be avoided to see it. The combination of black and golden simply put up the modern Japanese feel, red lanterns hanging up around the restaurant, especially shining and attracts attention at night. The interior design is collocated and consistent with the exterior, the lighting is dim yet warm,  I can easily feel myself seated in a traditional Japanese restaurant from the ambiance and menu. Although we were only given an hour for dinner, we were lucky enough to be seated just next to the floor-to-ceiling-window, it sounds very romantic right? To be slightly better and enjoy the ambiance, I still prefer to sit on "Tatami" floor rather than modern table or just in front sushi bar (their sushi bar was too constrained).

Had a look on their menu and found most of the authentic Japanese cuisine. Their pricing is similar to Sushi Zanmai, which is quite worthy to savour good Japanese food. When in Japanese restaurant, baby octopus, bento and Japanese ramen are always the items we won't missed out. What surprised us is the big portion of food, it just does not look like one-man-portion, fully satisfied a big guy like me!
Spicy Baby Octopus  小章鱼  RM7
Marinated Baby Octopus was the first on table as appetizer, it tasted no much different from other Japanese restaurant, but we still love it very much. And Nijyumaru will be my first choice in future when I craving for baby octopus, because of the portion, RM 7 for quite a big plate.
Grilled Salmon with Sauce 酱烤鲑鱼片 RM16
The grilled salmon bento set comprises a bowl of rice, a large piece of salmon, salad, miso and fruits. As the leading role in the bento, the salmon is well marinated with sauce before grilled. If you like the fish to be tasted in its original flavour, there is an alternative that the fish to be seasoned only by a little bit of salt. 
Nijyumaru Ramen 二重丸拉面  RM16
Craving for a bowl of authentic Japanese Ramen, decided to give their signature Nijyumaru Ramen a try. Didn't know it will be in the hot and spicy red colour when placing order, my fault for not really looking into the description. The ramen is topped with various seafood, Japanese fish cake and etc. The minced meat and corns makes the soup looks not so clean and clear, but quite in flavour.Out of my expectation, the ramen was not too spicy and is of the level that I still can tahan. Not tooo bad, at least the taste and the noodles are nearer to the real original ramen.

Friendly reminder, the time we left the restaurant, the crowd was queuing outside for a seat, so please be early or make early reservation to avoid crowd.

Address : Nijyumaru 二重丸日本料理 
94, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4,
Taman Sutera Utama,
81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru
GPS : N01 30.991'  E103 40.232'

Business Hour : 12pm - 3pm (last order 2.30pm)
6pm - 11pm (last order 10.30pm)
Tel : 07-5589818

Branch at 24, Jalan Permas 10/5, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya
81750 Masai Johor Bahru

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert 味香园 @ Temple Street, Chinatown, Singapore

Mei Heong Yuen Dessert 味香园 @ Temple Street, Chinatown, Singapore

One of the raining day when we finish our dinner, we decided to have another round of dessert to end our day. After finish our dinner, we take a short tour around Chinatown. Supposedly, we planned to visit a dessert stall located at the roadside, but it was too crowded and got no seats for us to squeeze in. Alternatively, this shop which offering traditional dessert attracts our attention from far. 
According to some write-up, this dessert shop is quite famous with their snowice. Read on the history, the dessert shop already stands at the same place for more than 10 years with continuous good business, even during the age that the market is taken over by Taiwanese and Hong Kong styled dessert. Their reputation can be proven by the unstopped customer flow and the three linked shoplots. Have a look on their menu and   I am happy that we were pampered with choices! Since we have few people, we decided to order different flavours and to see which is the best.
Mango Snow Ice 芒果雪花冰  $5
The ice itself is made from mango juice, and it is showered with mango syrup and served with fresh mango cubes, it is so mangolicious! The unique fragrance of mango always makes it a public lover and popular dessert. I always like the smooth texture of snow ice, the feeling of melting in mouth immediately is hard to described by words.
Soursop Snow Ice 红毛榴莲雪花冰  $5
Another local fruit selection, soursop with sweet and sour taste provides a very refreshing flavour. One of the reason Mei Heong Yuen can stand firm is that the ingredients they use are very pure and natural! soursop puree is added in the dessert, where you can still see the seeds at the bottom.
Durian Snow Ice 榴莲雪花冰  $5
Durian Snow Ice is a bad attempt anyway, the durian simply did not mingle well with the ice, and so the ice is quite tasteless, or it is specially made for foreigner's taste bud?
Almond & Sesame 杏仁芝麻雪花冰  $6
An interesting combination of black and white. Hot sesame paste and almond paste are not unique to us, how about the taste in cold? It was not that creamy as I thought, but I like the slight fragrance from almond and sesame. The almond flakes sprinkled on it adds a layer of crunchy texture to it.
Chocolate Snow Ice 巧克力雪花冰  $5
Chocolate flavoured is a very normal and public choice, but hard to make it outstanding. Yeah, we know kids like chocolate to match with marshmallow, the presentation make it so tempting. But just as I said, the compliment stopped on the presentation, taste is just on average, nothing much to shout with.
Sesame Snow Ice  芝麻雪花冰  $5
I still prefer this sesame snow ice, with strong sesame taste and at the same time very smooth in texture. Red beans on the four corners play a role too in perfect this dessert. Fabulous!

Although not every dessert suit my tastebud, but I still think Mei Heong Yuen deserve its reputation. Unlike many franchised dessert shop which use artificial and chemical flavouring, they still using pure and natural ingredients to perfect the dessert, delicious without compromising customer's health.

Address : Mei Heong Yuen Dessert 味香园
67, Temple Street, Singapore 058611
(Chinatown MRT)
GPS : N01 16.996'  E103 50.613'

Business Hour : 10.30am to 10pm daily
Tel : 6221 1156

Other Branch at Ion Orchard Unit B4 – 34
Tel: 6509 3301
(Orchard MRT)

New outlet opening at Chinatown Point soon



Lazada, Southeast Asia’s fastest growing online department store, celebrated its first year in Malaysia with a big bash during which the media and its business partners got an exclusive look into the business, its accomplishments in 2012, and what the future looks like. 
With more than 12 categories to choose from, Lazada makes shopping online a breeze in Malaysia. From tablets, cameras, home appliances, health & beauty products, sports, books to baby items, there is something for everyone.
“We are proud to say that Lazada Malaysia is currently the number one online shopping mall site in Malaysia. Almost 70 per cent of Malaysians are actively online, and more than half do their shopping on the web. Being in the e-Commerce industry we have one great advantage, and that is our access to immense data where we can analyze what the audience is looking for and present them with their desired products via online marketing channels. From this point onwards online shopping will be the way forward because of it’s the dynamic experience and massive product assortment that Lazada.com.my will continue to provide,” said Igor Pezzilli, CEO of Lazada Malaysia. 

“Based on these three key elements - offering a great range of products, providing an excellent shopping experience, and ensuring exceptional customer service, Lazada will inevitably attract more savvy online shoppers” commented Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Lazada Southeast Asia at Lazada’s first birthday bash. 
Maximilian Bittner, CEO of Lazada: “For a long time, the e-commerce market has been underestimated in SEA, but we did not. With a broad range of products – from consumer electronics, household goods, toys to sports equipment –, secure payment options, quick deliveries and free returns, we convince more people every day of Lazada.” 
In celebration of the first anniversary, Lazada will be launching some of their key business expansion initiatives, such as the Lazada Smartphone App and other e-Commerce initiatives. Other efforts include Lazada's partnership with Digi, one of Malaysia's premier companies, as well as MasterCard Worldwide, which gave Lazada the opportunity to reward their base here in Malaysia and the region. The 6-month long partnership has allowed Lazada to reach out to MasterCard's base with exceptional results. 
Central to its success has been the Lazada Promise campaign, which includes a commitment to deliver goods to buyers within 48 hours to 78 hours, a best price guarantee when comparing to other key retailers, and a 14-day hassle-free return policy. 

What is unique about the organization is the vast bank of knowledge and learning’s that are shared across the globe. Weekly calls are organized for each team to share latest findings or best practices. This factor has also been critical for the company to gain young energetic employees who are eager to gain the ultimate ecommerce experience. 
Lazada is a part of Rocket Internet, one of the world’s largest online retail groups, which has more than 10 years of experience in the e-commerce business. Rocket Internet has been credited for founding more than 100 market leading companies. 

Jump on the e-commerce bandwagon and enjoy these offers now. Lazada provides convenience for all your purchases such as free delivery, cash on delivery payment mode, varying payment methods, free return or exchange for free and most importantly, warranty from the manufacturer itself.


HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound Deliver HTC One’s Unprecedented New Smartphone Experience

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today launched its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One.  Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminium unibody, the new HTC One introduces HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, key new HTC Sense® innovations that reinvent the mobile experience and set a new standard for smartphones. 
“People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them,” said SK Wong, Country Manager of HTC Malaysia. “A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with the new HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality.”
HTC BlinkFeed: A personal live stream right on the home screen. At the centre of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeed. HTC BlinkFeed is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.  HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the freshest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to people at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites.
To enable this new dynamic approach to the smartphone, HTC will provide both local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources with more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the most innovative media companies, such as the AOL family of media properties, ESPN, MTV, Vice Media, CoolHunting, Reuters and many others. For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s content partners, visit the HTC Blog.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe
The breakthrough HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments. HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets.  These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories.  It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects. These highlight videos can be remixed or set to different themes, and can be easily shared on social networks, email and other services.
To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.  This new approach also delivers astounding low-light performance and a variety of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect self-portrait or video is just a tap away with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera which supports 1080p video capture. Multi-axis optical image stabilisation for both the front and rear cameras also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. HTC UltraPixel camera adds many other features and effects such as enhanced 360' panorama, time sequencing and object removal.

HTC BoomSound
The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today. HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube™ clips they love. Beats™ Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.

HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage.  Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.

HTC Sense TV™
HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Tapping the power of the cloud, Sense TV makes it simple and intuitive to see what’s on and find that favourite show.

Metal Unibody Design
Wrapped in a zero-gap aluminium unibody and sporting a brilliant 4.7”, Full HD (1080p) screen, the new HTC One features the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system and LTE network technology to offer blazingly-fast browsing in a package that combines premium design with breakthrough build quality.

Available in stunning silver and beautiful black, the sleek and crafted aluminium unibody sits comfortably in the hand and showcases HTC’s unique antenna technology, which helps people achieve a crystal clear signal. The display also resists scratches and reduces glare, whilst offering incredible 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colours.  

The new HTC One with attractive rate plans are offered by Celcom, DiGi, U Mobile, Maxis and all SenQ chain stores from early May.  HTC authorised retailers’ availability for the new HTC One will be by mid-May onwards. 

The new HTC One is priced at RM2,299 for 32GB storage and RM2,499 for 64GB storage in both colours, Stealth Black and Glacial Silver.

For more information, visit HTC’s webpage www.htc.com or HTC Malaysia’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HTCMalaysia?fref=ts.   

PUMA STYLECADDIE - Your Golf Closet in the Palm of Your Hand

Virtual Dressing Room Allows Users to Create and 
Share their Personality through PUMA Golf Looks

PUMA Golf is fusing the worlds of Golf, Fashion and Technology together in their newly released iPhone and iPad application (Android application is now available starting April 2013 onwards) – PUMA STYLECADDIETM
The app is a virtual dressing room that contains all of the key apparel, footwear and accessories that PUMA Golf offers allowing consumers to mix and match anything they want to create their own one-of-a-kind golf look. 
 “PUMA STYLECADDIE is a huge step forward in providing consumers an accessible and engaging way to check out our gear,” commented Tom Manthe, Global Marketing Manager, PUMA Golf. “This app offers both consumers and retailers a fresh way to interact with our brand and the product we offer. You can easily mix colors, patterns and silhouettes to create endless head-to-toe looks. 
PUMA STYLECADDIE, a truly revolutionary fashion app, it lets users select a male or female silhouette to dress. From there, the user can select from a wide assortment of shirts, bottoms, shoes and accessories, changing the styles as often as they want until their masterpiece have been assembled. The silhouette can be rotated so the outfit is viewable at almost any angle, and don’t be surprised if the silhouette celebrates your work with a guitar riff in true PUMA Golf fashion. 
Users can also start by using the ‘Lookbook’ tab in the upper right hand corner. This gives users to view styled looks that of Rickie Fowler, Jonas Blixt, Lexi Thompson, Blair O’Neal and what other PUMA Golf athletes will be wearing on Tour. Users can build the same exact look as their favorite PUMA Golfer or use the pre-styled looks to generate new ideas for their own outfits.

To really personalize and share the look, consumers can use the ‘Photo Op’ function to layer their outfit over a photo they have taken of themselves. They can pose in several different positions and then brag about their outfit making skills through Twitter, Facebook or e-Mail. 
Create and share your first PUMA Golf look now! http://bit.ly/StyleCaddie #PUMASTYLECADDIE 

The PUMA STYLECADDIE app is available in the Apple App Store and will soon be available in the Google Play Store. http://bit.ly/StyleCaddie

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Xiang Xiang Zui 香香嘴 @ Chinatown 牛车水, Singapore

Xiang Xiang Zui 香香嘴 @ Chinatown 牛车水, Singapore

It is very rare to have public holidays in Singapore (as compared to Malaysia, our country has most public holidays in the world). So I decided to grab the opportunity to meet my fellow friends, this Xiang Xiang Zui at Chinatown is recommended by my friends, and I was told that this is the usual place for their gathering.
Chinatown is known as 牛车水 (literally "bull cart water") in Chinese, because water supply in Chinatown was principally transported animal driven carts in 19th century. Chinatown is also a district which retains Chinese significant historical and cultural significance. I came here with the hope to taste good Chinese and oriental food.
This area is their place of interest for meal during weekdays, they are too kind to share with me this good place. There is a row of Chinese restaurants where most of them are very crowded with customers, hardly get a good seat if you are late comers like us, we finally got our seat at back alley. Xiang Xiang Zui is specialized in serving authentic SzeChuan and GuangDong dishes. It sounds hot and spicy indeed!
Dry Pot Chicken 干锅鸡  $12.80
Our dinner tonight started with this dry pot chicken. Chicken dices are stir-fried with onion, lotus root slices and chilies paste. A very appetizing dish to go with white rice, the hot red colour definitely makes me drooling, really impatient to start my dinner! I especially like the lotus root slices which added some crunch and refreshing element to the dish.
Spicy & Sour Mixed Vegetables and Shredded Pork
鱼肉肉丝 $6.00
Another spicy dish came after dry pot chicken. Every things are shredded, its presentation is not too outstanding, but the colours from the ingredients are very inviting. I found the dishes offered by this restaurant are all very nutrient balanced, every meat dishes are paired with some vegetables, it fulfills Singaporean health requirement.
Braised Pork 红烧肉  $10.00
Pork belly is braised with potatoes, Despite there is a layer of oil on the surface, it is not really oily when I have a chunk of the pork belly, it is quite well cooked as the pork belly is smooth, soft and tender. Good matched with potatoes to reduce the grease. 
Sauteed Lettuce 玻璃生菜  $4.50
After the heavy meat dish, here is a portion of green to refresh my taste bud.
Fried Eggs with Tomato 番茄炒蛋  $5.00
And not to forget to order a very simple home-cooked dish for us who are far away from home and craving for home-taste. I prefer the tomato to be mashed a little bit for the egg to absorb the sweetness and sourness from the tomatoes. Anyway, this is sufficient to compensate my feeling of home sick.
Seaweed And Egg Soup 紫菜蛋花汤  $4.50
Last but not least, we had a simple soup. Seaweed and egg soup is always my childhood favourite, which I can have a few bowl continuously. As cooking seaweed and egg soup does not require special skill, this soup is too common and nothing much to mention.

Conclusion, the food we order on that night was quite satisfying, but it would be better if the portion can be more decent We decide to have another round at another restaurant which my friends claimed that there are cheaper and nicer food there, and I will be pampered with more choices.

Address : Xiang Xiang Zui 香香嘴
195, New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059425
(Right In front People's Park and beside Bee Cheng Hiang outlet)
GPS : N01 17.376'  E103 50.884'

Business Hour : 5pm - late

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

3 In 1 Glutinous Rice Cake & BM Yam Rice @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, JB

3 In 1 Glutinous Rice Cake 华仔三合一招牌炸年糕 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai

Glutinous Rice Cake is a traditional festive food for Chinese, especially during Chinese New Year. One of the best way to consume it is to deep fry it. I was always lazy to do it myself, as it is not so easy to make good fried glutinous rice cake. The alternative way is to buy the ready one, but is quite rare to get it in the market. Luckily, when I passed by Restaurant Wah Cai, I found there is a queue for this deep fried glutinous rice cake. So we decided to buy some as tea time snacks.
3-in-1 Chinese Cake raises your curiosity? The signature 3-in-1 deep fried glutinous rice cake here is sandwiched by yam and sweet potato and coated with a thin layer of batter. So customers are able to kill three (but not two) birds in one stone, enjoy yam sweet potato and glutinous rice cake at one go, definitely satisfy everyone's desire.
Beside the signature deep-fried glutinous rice cake, the stall also offers banana fritters, fried sweet potatoes, cempedak, yam and even the king of fruits--deep fried durian! Anyway, the price is not so approachable, a deep fried cempedak costs us RM2.50, whether the taste goes in line with the price? Let's check it out~
Deep Fried Cempedak 炸菠萝蜜 RM 2.50/pcs
The deep fried cempedak here is slightly different from normal mamak stalls. For ease of eating, the stall owner remove the seeds of cempedak before deep fry it, to make it worth the RM2.50, I believe the owner combines few pulps of cempedak to make a cempedak fritter. The size is so huge. The batter is quite well done with the crispy texture. I wonder if the cempedak has been specially picked, it is very sweet and taste good!
Banana Fritter 炸香蕉RM1.50/pcs
If cempedak proves too strong, go for banana fritter. Whole banana is used in perfect the banana fritter, ensure your satisfaction. The banana fritter was crispy on bite and banana filling inside was fresh and juicy. We feel great every bite of its. 
Signature 3 in 1 Deep Fried Glutinous Rice Cake 三合一年糕 RM1.50/pcs
Last but not least, the signature 3 in 1 deep fried glutinous rice cake is on my plate now! A very huge piece indeed, gather all three gems in a piece. I vote this as the worthy deal, isn't it?
Interesting colours of the ingredient draws a very clear division between sweet potato, glutinous rice cake and yam. The combination is excellent and tantalizing, the glutinous rice cake with gula Melaka's fragrance and not too excessive sweetness, matched well with the potato and yam. 

Address : Restoran Wah Cai 华仔
86, Jalan Pahlawan 2, 
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, 
81300 Johor Baru
GPS : N01 31.358' E103 39.880'

Business Hour : 7:00am to 4:30pm


BM Yam Rice 槟城大山脚猪杂汤 @ Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai

This BM Yam rice set up in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah is alledgedly offers good and authentic yam rice originated from Bukit Mertajam. While its good name is spread around in a facebook page, as an authentic "BM Lang", definitely have to try on it. 
The restaurant was not too crowded as I thought during my visit in the noon, it makes me suspicious over its fame, anyway, I would like to gamble my luck to get a true authentic BM yam rice.
Yam Rice 芋头饭  RM1.50
The yam rice is fragrant with scallots and dried shrimp, and big chunks of yam are hidden in the rice. Yet, it is not enough sticky as what I had in Bukit Mertajam. 
The sambal chilies sauce is one of the similarity that I found. The sambal chilies sauce mixed with dark soy sauce is the special feature of BM yam rice, and it remains good here.
Salted Vegetable Pork Soup 咸菜猪杂汤  RM9 for Two
The salted vegetable pork soup is still as appetizing as it had been. The soup was really flavourful. It has pork liver, kidney, intestine, pork balls, etc. To add in some local element, silky smooth beancurd has been inserted in the soup. According to the owner, customers can refill the soup at no charge.

Overall, although the taste is far more different from the famous Bukit Mertajam's stall that I regularly visited, it still, console my homesick when I stay 600Km from my hometown.

Address : Penang BM Yam Rice
12, Jalan Pahlawan 2, 
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, 
81300 Johor Baru
GPS : N01 31.455' E103 39.969'

Business Hour : 10:00am to 9pm

"Plain Elegance" by Basilika

Plain Elegance 

This lovely hand winding model appears delicately and lightly as a ballerina. The shape and size of the case was designed in accordance with the traditional style by "Poljot-International" - also known as "Basilika". Not coincidentally it‘s called "Plain Elegance". 
Everything of this watch is subordinated under this motto: the case, the dial, the hands and the strap. Without any unnecessary decoration it “plays to the gallery” showing its elegant hour and minutes marks and the fine dial, also available in Mother-Of-Pearl version. The hands are made in classic shape and traditionally gold or chrome plated. Even the leather straps in both classic and feminine colours such as beige, light blue or pink, serve only one purpose - to be elegant and kept within the bounds. 

The designer succeeded in providing the owner of this watch an elation when looking at the harmonic overall picture created by the interaction of the different components. Herewith, the tradition to produce classical and elegant mechanical watches could be kept. 

Only a very flat movement is matching for this model, and the manufacturer found it: the Vostok calibre 2409. with only 3,95 mm of height, even though the date indicator had to be left out. In return for it the heart of the movement, the balance wheel, can be watched through a special glass window in the steel case back. 

The price is fairly kept at a very competitive level: RM1660. Basilika is exclusively available at Red Army Watces Boutiques – Pavilion KL, Tropicana City Mall and One Utama. 

Technical data
stainless steel, mineral top glass, glass window on the case back 
5 atm water resistance 

Ø = 38 mm 
h = 10 mm 

Mechanical movement cal.2409. Vostok, hand winding 
17 jewels 
hours, minutes and seconds 
40 h power reserve 

Watch strap 
calf leather strap 

normal buckle 


not limited

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