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Bharat Tea Plantation

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 5, 2008 8:34pm

Kayes, where is this Bharat Tea Plantation? Is it on the Ringlet/Tanah Rata road?
I remember there was a tea house somewhere along that road.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 6, 2008 2:56am

You are right Joe. That's the one. And here's the Tea House Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/bharat4.jpg
Retired Falcon

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November 6, 2008 3:40am

Thanks Kayes, this is a beautiful place to visit. I definitely will go there on my next trip.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 6, 2008 4:30am

Joe, Bharat (Cameron Valley Tea) has two tea houses. One is along the old Ringlet - Tanah Rata road. The other is along the new road about 15 minutes before you reach Brinchang from Ipoh. Both those tea houses are just off the main road. The advantage is accessibility but the disadvantage is the traffic noise from the groaning lorries and also the black smoke spewing from them. On the other hand, Boh Tea also has two tea houses and both are only accessible by driving for close to 15 minutes on a "rally track". One of Boh's tea houses is in Ringlet and the other is in Sungei Palas (Brinchang). My favourite one is the Sungei Palas tea house. Pic below shows the Bharat tea house just off the new road near Brinchang.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/bharat44.jpg
kayes

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November 6, 2008 4:39am

Below are pics of the two Boh Tea tea houses. The top one is at Sungei Palas and the other at Ringlet.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/bohtea1.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/bohtea2.jpg
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
November 6, 2008 7:43am

Hi Kayes. I had no luck with 134 so never collected my 139. I think I might have better luck with 6178 although there'll be no way to consult the chifa booklet as it's four digits and the chifa stopped at 3 digits Wink
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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November 6, 2008 4:33pm

Liz, the way to use the Chifa Book is to relate events/incidents to numbers. Say, on a certain day, your supermarket trolley collided with a baby's pram in Tesco...... then the number to buy is 698. Or if you discovered that the sardine you bought from the supermart has gone past its expiry date .... then it is 693. And the new ice cream you bought was really delicious ...... 685. The ice cream was so good that you ate six of them at one go ..... add 6 to 685 ..... 6685. Try it, it works Smile!


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/chifa234.jpg
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
November 6, 2008 5:39pm

Hi Kayes. Thanks for the short lesson on the usage of the chifa book Wink Will be more aware of what's happening around me today so I can strike it rich tomorrow Smile!
So if I go to the Kinta Riverfront tonight, I guess I might have to buy 699 Smile!
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
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November 6, 2008 5:40pm

Haahaa, Kayes. I just consulted the Chifa booklet. 178 is "tangkap judi" (to apprehend street gamblers) so 6178 may infer the apprehension of 6 street gamblers. Alternatively, 617 is "roti". Hmmm, 8 loaves of bread then? Smile!
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
November 6, 2008 6:24pm

Hi Phoebe. Or could be 8 hungry people gobbling one loaf of bread Smile! O so now I know why people end up buying a string of numbers Smile!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 6, 2008 6:27pm

Liz & Phoebe, I can see I have two bright students here Smile!


Liz, I don't think the Kinta Riverfront sells moonshine. 040 will be more appropriate if you happen to order beer tonight.


Phoebe, I am worried now. Undercover cops on the internet might want to arrest me for promoting the Chifa Book ..... well, not me alone ..... it says 6 of us (6178) ..... that makes Kayes, Liz, Phoebe and who else? .... another 3 who have expressed open admiration for this magical book that can bust gaming empires. Let me check the other posts.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/chifa255.jpg
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
November 6, 2008 6:50pm

Hey Joe, how about joining this gang of incorrigible Chifa hopefuls? They may yet make us rich. Count me in! What do you say Joe?
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 6, 2008 7:14pm

Hi Blue grass, Yes, count me in. I'm a regular every week. Maybe I should 056 first before buying this time.
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
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November 6, 2008 8:20pm

Hmmm, so we now have Kayes, Liz, Phoebe, Blue Grass and Joe! Smile! Just 1 more kaki to go and we're all set! Smile


Kayes, relax. Your empire is safe. I don't believe promoting the Chifa Book is a crime ... yet. Wink
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
November 6, 2008 8:41pm

Wow another two new members ! We will have to make membership more exclusive soon........... maybe one of the criteria would be to own a chifa booklet. I know Phoebe has more than one, right Phoebe?


Aren't we lucky to have a criminalogist in our midst Wink We don't want to break the law and land in 722 Wink


Yay! Just got a present from Joe.........my own little chifa book. Blue grass if you don't have one yet, get one from Wing Fook in Canning Gardens Smile!
Phoebe
Land Down Under

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Posts: 447
November 6, 2008 8:56pm

Liz, I have 6 (magic number) of the Chifa booklets now, thanks to our generous leader, Kayes. Smile!


Don't worry. I'm not a 345. If anyone lands in 722, we can always send someone to 723. Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
November 7, 2008 12:06am

Looks as though I am the only novice in the club and am surrounded by Chifa experts bandying numbers around that makes no sense to me for the moment. I will definitely invest in a 'lucky' book soon Liz. Thanks for telling me where to get it.
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 447
November 7, 2008 2:19am

Blue Grass, sorry about the number teasers. Smile


345 is "mata-mata" (police).
722 is "penjarah" (jail).
723 is "melawat penjarah" (visit jail).


We still need 1 more Chifa kaki. Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
November 8, 2008 12:42am

Thanks Phoebe for enlightening me on those magic numbers. I bought a Chifa book from a shop nearby but it looks quite different from the one you have. The 3-digit part is the same but I have an additional 4-digit section. I think I still have to get a version like yours from Liz's shop.
Where, oh where, can our elusive 6th kaki be? Any luck Kayes?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,807
November 8, 2008 1:10am

Blue Grass, when buying the Chifa Book you must be careful. Like all things there are fakes. You must buy the "first edition type" which is printed on pinkish joss paper. If yours comes with an additional 4-digit section, then it is not the original. The true Chifa Book is only 3-digit. Not sure about Ipoh but in Penang, almost every "chai tiam mah" will have the version I am using. Number 6 still hasn't turned up but I'm sure will do so soon Smile


I suggest you practice reading the Chifa Book. Like they say, practice makes perfect. You must be quick on the draw. For example, when you need the number for "dog pooh" you must be able to locate the number within seconds .... or better still, you have already memorised that number. This is important because sometimes you have to buy a number really quickly. For example, if you step on dog pooh at 6.50 pm on a draw day, you must rush to the numbers outlet (Magnum, Toto or 3+1) by 7 pm since they close at that time. Not much time to consult the book and it is widely believed that stepping on dog pooh always brings good luck. So it is a pity to let a nap shot go to waste.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
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November 8, 2008 1:37am

Ok Kayes. Will do as you say. It will be me and my Chifa book day and night. Will also treat you to dinner with my first win!!!!
Liz

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 192
November 8, 2008 3:12am

Blue Grass, do get the "genuine one" as I think you have got a "pirated" version of the chifa book. Smile! The true blue chifa book cost only RM1 Wink You should be able to get from Wing Fook in Canning or the bookshop facing Canning Garden Market. Should be available in the chinese bookshops along theatre street, same row with Rasa Sayang chicken rice Smile Good luck on your chifa book buying spree......like kayes said, no time to waste as we still have some memorising to do Wink
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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November 9, 2008 4:56pm

hello Blue Grass, any luck with last weekend's draws? Smile
hokin

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 118
November 10, 2008 3:34am

Can anyone tell a bit more about the history of the chifa book? Is it a Malaysian creation? Are there 'equivalents' in other countries?


I remember that there was a well thumbed copy in the home. Got to ask my mom if it is still there.


Kayes, I see that you are subtly telling us that you like Susan Wong's singing. I find Susan Wong's singing akin to 'lounge' singing. I prefer more robust jazzy vocals or 'cross overs' singing. For our Aussie residents, I was told that Susan Wong is popular in Australia, is this true? Frankly I have not heard of Susan Wong when I was in Malaysia. Only discovered her recently.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,807
November 10, 2008 4:05am

Hokin, I suppose I did it so subtly that no one noticed until now. Yes, I love Susan Wong but not all the songs though. I have all her CDs and I like about half the songs. The music arrangement of some songs is terrific and considering that the CD is produced in Singapore, I must say they have done a very good job. Her songs are in my IPod Touch and when I listen to them through my Shure earphones, it is sheer bliss Smile


In another thread I was trying to trace the author of the Chifa Book. I think there is no equivalent anywhere. The Chifa Book is satu macham.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
November 10, 2008 4:42am

Gosh. I forgot to compare. Thanks for reminding me Kayes. I am afraid not much of a gambler here. Will have to buck up or I might be thrown out of Chifa club!
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 10, 2008 6:37am

Hey Blue grass, if you're making a trip to Cameron Highlands, be sure to bring along your chifa book in case something inspires you and you need to refer to that book. There is Magnum, Sportstoto and Pools over there. Besides, Camerons is famous for its 276 and its fresh.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
November 10, 2008 7:15am

Poor student here Joe. Had to consult my trusty little book and must tell you that I will be looking out for 788 when next up in Cameron Highlands. Hear 924 is good too! Cheers.
Phoebe
Land Down Under

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 447
November 10, 2008 7:54am

Hi, Hokin.


The pink Chifa book is peculiar only to Malaysia because of its combined usage of Chinese characters with Malay words. In that sense, it is clearly a Malaysian Chinese creation. However, this doesn't mean the idea behind the Chifa book is originally Malaysian-Chinese. Rather, the Chifa book is simply a clever adaptation based on the old-time gambler's 'dream book'. The first ever 'dream book', titled "Aunt Sally's Policy Players Dream Book", was published in 1889 by Wehman Bros. It contained 9 separate alphabetical listings of objects and situations commonly encountered in dreams, with interpretations and corresponding lucky numbers for playing illegal lottery games in those days. If you google "gambling dream book", you'll find some interesting information on the many different variations of such lucky 'dream books'. Smile


As for Susan Wong, no, I can't say I've heard of her. Until now, that is. Smile
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
November 10, 2008 6:52pm

Hi Blue Grass, you're right especially if you're looking out for 788. One thing I like about Camerons is you can enjoy your meal without 846.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
November 15, 2008 11:17pm

Joe, I have no experience with playing 3 or 4 digit numbers but I remember my parents were into the game. When I was very young, I saw a spider in the toilet and I told my mom about it. She bet on 038 and had a small windfall from the winnings. What impressed me about the little red Chifa book is that the graphics come with descriptions in both Chinese and Bahasa Kebangsaan, making it a useful tool to learn a second language too. If I recall correctly, there were 2 versions of the book, one with Tua Pek Kong (Tai Pak Koong) on the cover, and the other had Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) on it. Perhaps there are more than 2 versions now since dreams, visions, and images can be interpreted in different ways.



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