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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Why Tennis is Cool!


This is what A.S does when she’d like to see some sexy energy with flair. Just look at how the energy is transferred from the entire body to the arms to the ball. Listen to the sound of the hit, the best sound comes from the sweet spot of the racquet. Look at how deft they run and go before the ball so effortlessly. Look at how the legs, arms and body coordination. Look at how powerful the follow through swing is that brings the ball across in light speed. Look at the service, especially, on how the energy is transferred from the bending of the knees, up to the body, then to the arms and racquet, to the ball and across the net at 260km/hr! Look at how the opponent has to stretch, block, and reduce the speed tremendously as he keeps the ball low in the return.


Someday, yes, someday, A.S could play like that. That’s for sure. She believes, when she sets her mind for something, she’d be able to do it!’ It’s left for the work of the subconscious mind. Also, practice, practice, and more practices. Any skills without practice are equivalent to zero. Theories mean nothing unless practiced and polished.


When she was in Hamilton, NZ, she managed to join her local Kiwi aunts playing every Wednesday morning. She’d have to say they were good and she had to struggle to keep up with them. Her weaknesses revolved mainly on controlling the face of her racquet, controlling the speed of the ball, game tactics, speed on the court, and consistency of hit.


Lots of practices required which would keep her busy when she returns. One thing she wishes to see in Malaysia is to make tennis courts more available instead of just at posh condos, club houses or institutions. It should not appear to be a sport for the rich and classy, but a sport which is just as common as badminton, of which courts are as easily available in neighbourhoods.


The energy of the game is just so infectious, don't you reckon so?


Friday, December 2, 2011

NZ: Waitomo Caving Adventures


Waitomo in New Zealand is renowned for adventurous caving adventures which to A.S was something new as she had never tried abseiling into caves. The glow worms were another attraction she had to check out.

Back home in Malaysia, cave are more of tunnels through huge hills or mountains. However, she was marvelled with the caves here in Waitomo. She was driven around the iconic green countryside of NZ before eventually entering one of the farm. She would not have guessed that underneath the pastures where the sheep and cows were grazing, there laid a network of water gushing underground caves with amazing glow worms!!!



This video was recorded as she left the property after the adventure!!
 "Bye, cave! I had a good time!!!"
"Bye sheeps, you are so lucky to live in one of the most amazing place in the world! 
Do you know that?!"





Credits to Waitomo Adventures for this powerful marketing tool
which got A.S signed up and did this 2 weeks back. 


The adventure was cool as!! It surpassed A.S's expectations and yes, dear thrill seeking mates out there, you should not miss this! The operators were so friendly and funny and oh, has A.S told you that they could be as skilled as Spiderman climbing up effortlessly the somewhat smooth cave walls. 

There were spots where she had to abseil down uneven cave-in walls with chilly water pouring over  her. Then, there was also a spot where she was asked to turn off her headlamp, hands on her helmet and let go off the rope to find herself falling into a pool of dark freezing water underneath. Brrrr!!!



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fonterra's 2011 Shout Out Day


Come and join A.S listen to her favourite genre, the acoustic music! Don't you like it as well? Here, performed live to you next to a lake with interesting people, and good food - Fonterra's Tip Top Ice Cream, flavoured milk, yogurt and fresh-off-the-grill hot sausages.

The sun, that, A.S can do without.
The wind, that, it's a love and hate thing. It's nice but it's cold!






Sunday, November 6, 2011

10 Fast Facts About NZ


1. It's an environmental friendly country. It's common to come across reminders to use energy saving methods, i.e duvets, hot water bottles or simply layer up instead of using heaters, most homes have clothes lines instead of dryers here which is not a common sight in the USA, reminders to take only quick showers, websites dedicated to ride sharings/ carpoolings as well as having active Greenpeace campaigns which is currently kept busy with the recent oil spill off the coast of Tauranga. `

2. It's common here that people grow their own veggies and rear their own chickens for eggs.

3. Most cafes close at 6pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends which leave only bars open throughout the night. Quiz nights are popular in bars creating interactive atmosphere and winners are awarded with free food and alcoholic beverages as prizes.

4. There are significantly more butcher shops as well as fresh fruit & veggie shops here as compared to in the USA.

5. Kiwis are particular over the origin of their food. At supermarkets, you'd get to know if the eggs are free range eggs or from chickens reared in cages, which most Kiwis are against. The same goes with meat. On the other hand, for finished goods, manufacturers also like to specify that their goods are made of environment friendly materials or processes.

6. A.S felt like a VIP in busses as several times, there were just in total 3 passengers in a 40 minutes bus ride.

7. Used clothing, accessories and motor vehicles gain high demand here. You can get a used 15 year old Hatchback for as low as $1300 but unless you're lucky, be prepared to spend hundreds of dollars on repairs.

8. Unemployment rate in NZ is currently at 6.5%  as compared to 3.1% in Malaysia. The fact that every year, young Working Holiday Makers from all around the world are making their way here to fill jobs certainly doesn't help to alleviate the situation. It's common that locals here take the opportunity to seek help for their home, farm, orchards, hostels in exchange for accommodation and food instead.

9. If you're a citizen and unemployed, you get $140/wk as benefits. 

10. It's common to have youths, especially, going up to you and say "Do you have $2 spare change?" A.S has been approached 4 times in her 2 months here.




Monday, October 31, 2011

NZ: The Magnificent Wairere Falls at Matamata


“Hi, may I know how I can get to the Hobbiton Movie Set from here?”
“I’m sorry, Sir. It’s close right now. Tour resumes on Nov 9th.
“Oh well, what about the waterfalls? How do I get there from here?”
“It’s easy. Take the left turn on the second roundabout when you go along this street.”

A.S who just approached the lady with the same question was so excited to hear this.

“Can I join you to the waterfalls?”
Hesitating…
“I don’t mind.”

Rejoice!!! 

The weather did not treat the 2 of them well that day. The hike up and down was interrupted with intermittent rain and they had only ferns as shelter. Imagine being wet, cold, hungry(lunch to have at the peak) and a little exhausted but the determined 2 made up to the top at last. Yay! The supposedly 1.5 hours tramp up took them much MORE than that. The trail was filled with water puddles and slippery steps served as a great place to have the greatest fall of the year!

At the end of the day, A.S went home contented. It was indeed a great day out albeit the sucky weather. To sum it all up, it was an overall great tramp, superb views, great rides(many rides which included this on the same day), great companies, great next-day-sore as well as pretty pants and shoes! 





                                        Cool, aye? 
       Correction: Actual spelling should be Wairere Falls.
                              *The names here... *sigh...*






Thursday, October 27, 2011

A.S's Top 20 Must Dos In NZ



A.S has a checklist of must dos in this NZ trip but she has yet figured where exactly to do some of them. It all depends on deals she gets and the list might expand as she finds out more interesting activities on brochures and fellow travellers she crosses paths with. 


Here goes the list as of now with no particular order:-

  1. Sky diving at Taupo

  1. Bungee jumping at Queenstown

  1. Zorbing at Rotorua

  1. Camping in a motorhome at one of the National Parks in the South Island

  1. Doing the 7hrs Tongariro Alpine Crossing at the Tongariro National Park

  1. Experience the dairy farm life and try her hands on milking the cows

  1. Kiwis/ Cherries/ Berries/ Nectarines picking or packing because they’re YUMMY!

  1. Sheep shearing experience

  1. Swimming with the dolphins if there’s such a thing

  1. Sighting blue penguins and kiwi birds

  1. Whale watching at Kaikoura

  1. Trying the Maori ‘Hangi’ Meal at Rotorua

  1. Visiting live volcanoes in Rotorua and soaking in the geothermal pools

  1. Skiing experience - DONE at Snow Planet, an indoor skiing centre at north of Auckland

  1. Surfing experience at one of the many beaches, probably Raglan

  1. Hitchhiking experience – DONE

  1. Abseiling at the Waitomo Caves

  1. Improving tennis skills – IN PROGRESS

  1. Visiting the local Toastmaster Clubs – IN PROGRESS

  1. Car Transfer at the more scenic South Island ( it gives an opportunity to drive and explore NZ without buying a car)

Do you have anything to add to her list?
Do you know of the best place/ best deal to do what she’s planning to do above?
Do you feel like A.S needs to clarify some unfamiliar words above?
Do you want to know why some of the activities above are in her list?


Go ahead! You’re most welcome to speak up at the ‘sharings’ link below.




Calves... "MMMOOOooooooo..........."


A.S stumbled and fell so many times that she would kill anyone who recorded it.
TIP learnt: Keep the skis in this /\ shape in order to slow your speed down.





Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hitchhiking Tips For Female Travellers


Hitchhiking to A.S is not something really new or impossible but yet she’s still quite apprehensive doing it. Single travellers especially female has to definitely exercise cautions before doing this. A.S agrees this is done only by cheapskates but yet she has to also add that it’s fulfilling, adventurous and opens up into another dimension in traveling.

Personally for A.S, as she travels, she likes to stay off tour buses or tour groups or tourists to get as much interaction as possible with the locals. Therefore, she does not stay in hotels but hostels where she meets and mingles around with fellow travellers like her. Besides hostels, she also do couchsurfing at locals’ place. She’ll share more about couchsurfing in her next post.  As for transportation, she is trying to do more hitchhiking. She has been assured that it is safe as long as cautions are exercise especially for a solo female traveller like her.


So, she did an extensive read up and has had some tips stick to her mind now. Let her re-tell what she has learnt in her own words.

  • First, walk to the edge of town where vehicles passing by are going into highways in the direction of where you’re going.

  • Choose a location beside the road where cars can see you and slow down (i.e intersections, petrol stations or drive-thru fast food outlets) and that it is legal and safe for them to stop beside the road.

  • Write clearly with a marker pen where you’re heading on a cardboard. Also include ‘Or Midway’ as one might only do half where you’re going and willing to give you a ride for that distance.

  • Smile and give eye contact to drivers passing by to show that you’re friendly and mean no harm to them.

  • Also, it’d be good that you wear clean light coloured clothes to assure them that they're giving a ride to clean, odourless travellers.

  • When someone stops for you, don't immediately hop into the car. Ask where they're going first. This buys you time to judge the person and register in your head the plate number, type of car as well as other passengers (if any) before you agree to the ride.

  • For solo female travellers, don’t take a ride with groups of men. Also, it’s reasonable that you take the front seat when you’re alone with the driver. You don’t want to be trapped behind with a child safety lock when you try to escape a wrongly chosen ride.

  • Also, keep your money, valuables and important documents close to you, split among pockets or belt hidden from the driver. Do not keep them all in bulk and never in your luggage bag/backpack which you might have to keep in the car boot. You may lose your luggage bag/backpack but not your money and documents if the driver made you leave midway or you escaped midway for safety reasons.

  • Have a map with you at all times to be sure that you’re heading where the driver said to bring you.

  • Once in the car, call someone or take out your phone to show that you’re informing a friend or relative or people you’re staying with conversation like, “I just got a ride to Matamata in a car. It’s a nice blue, Japanese made car  which is about 10 years old but it sure is tidy and the driver is so nice to give me a ride. He’s a Kiwi”

  • Make small talk along the ride to lighten the tension as well as to get to know the person you’re getting a ride with. This a good opportunity to learn more about the local people and culture of the place where you’re traveling. He/She might  even provide tips or recommendations on local insights of things you must not miss out.

  • Many sites which A.S read suggested that hitchhiking couples or 2 females hitchhiking together  has higher chances of getting a ride compared to individuals as drivers are less suspicious and feel safer for themselves giving a ride to them.

  • On the other hand, it’s always safer to take rides from couples or families if not lone drivers. Most importantly, always trust your instinct!!! Don't accept the ride if you do not feel safe or make up excuses to be dropped off earlier if you do not feel safe.


A.S’s had her own read from this blogs/pages below which you could find additional tips:-


So, last week, after gathering these tips, A.S went out and tried it out herself. She had a ride from a friend on a motorbike to Morrinsville from Hamilton. After walking around Hamilton, she walked to the edge of town in the direction of Matamata and took out her signboard.  It was drizzling then alternating with sunlight over and over again. This is NZ, she has learnt after spending 2 months here. Fortunately, it did not take her long before a truck stopped. The Maorian guy appeared not interested to talk which she found out later he had a sore throat. It was good too as A.S could instead,  enjoy the musics  as she looked out the window into the green pastures filled with grazing cattles.


One of the small talk A.S had with her driver went as follows:-

“What are typical Maorian food?”
“Meat, pork, beef, sheep.”
“I see. That’s for protein. What about carbo or starch? Do you normally take potatoes, bread, rice or noodle?”
“Nope, it’s normally beef, pork… We love meat”


What a valuable insight one only get by talking to locals, don't you agree?


Safely arrived. Thank you so much, Mr Maori!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tips: Tennis Forehand and Backhand Strokes


A.S had a one-on-one tennis lesson yesterday here in Hamilton, NZ. Who would have thought that she would get a good deal here in Hamilton. Probably her enthusiasm to play and improve her tennis skill caught the attention of the manager here at the tennis courts. 

First time around, she was snapping the court rules on the signboard at the gate. Having noticed that, the manager popped out from his office and asked her in. She got the contacts, details of suggested group lesson she could join and was even invited to join the local badminton club meets nearby. He got to know where she came from, what she was doing in Hamilton and how long she would be here.

At the second time, she popped in straight into the office for Dave. He was so nice to support her fund raising with selling egg tarts. 


"How would you like to get a one-on-one tennis lesson for NZD 20?" he suggested.

She was surprised. She interpreted the cost in terms of Malaysian Ringgit. That's equivalent to RM50.

"Seriously? Are you saying one on one? What's the normal fees?" A.S tried to contain her excitement.

"NZD 60. Yes, private lesson. Oh, you know what, in fact, the coach is out there right now. Come with me. I'll talk to him about it."

Cool enough. The coach whom she  eventually met agreed.

"When do you want to play? How about tomorrow?"

"One more thing. Will I be able to use a racquet for lesson?"

"Yeap, I have extra you can borrow."

Woo HOO!


So, yesterday, not the next day but a week after that, due to consecutive wet days, A.S finally got her first private tennis lesson and it's here in NZ. Sweet as!!! It was interrupted with rain but it did not put her excitement off. The lesson was good, the coach whom she eventually found out was a Californian and has been residing in NZ for 18 years. Nice, nice, nice.

This blog would see A.S on her road to improvement in the world of tennis!!!

Things she needs to take note of based on corrections/comments in yesterday's first lesson.


Forehand
Go slooowww, don't go too near to the ball, hit earlier by keeping the racquet at the back in ready position earlier, bend knees forward towards the ball, left feet flat on the ground, swing with the aim to lift and bring the ball forward, close racquet(sweep past the ball) at contact point, follow through, right leg step forward after contact with the feet flat on the ground, pause before skipping back to recovery position.


Backhand
Similarly, go slooowww, don't go too near to the ball, keep the racquet in ready position earlier, bend knees forward towards the ball, right feet flat on the ground, similarly, hit the ball then ROLL the racquet to close racquet positon after contact point to keep the ball low, follow through and racquet stay and pause for a while at the end, eyes and body remains toward where the ball was hit, left leg step forward flat on the ground after hit, pause before skipping back to recovery position.


Probably, studying how people play in a video would be better. It helps to keep the motivation going especially when A.S always like to think she could play like them whenever she watches such videos.
video

After the first publishing of this post, A.S would like to add here. "I noticed the girl in the video is a leftie. So, leg/feet guides in my writing above are the opposite to what you see in this video."






Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Language: Kiwi Vs American Slang


Having been to both USA and now NZ, AkiraSabine(A.S) can't help but realize the differences in some common words in daily life. It does not mean that a Kiwi word is not used by Americans but it's just not as common. It's funny but it's one of the fun part of travelling, being in a different place surrounded by different people. Being a Malaysian and because Malaysia is a Commonwealth country, we learn the British English and so has more similarities with the Kiwi English which is also another Commonwealth country. However, having said that, A.S still sometimes (and hate to admit quite a number of times) can't catch the Kiwi accent especially over the phone. She has to agree that the American pronunciation is still clearer and easier to catch as they tend to be a little louder, speak slower and stress more on the syllables. 

If you're a Malaysian, you'll notice lots of similarities in the following Kiwi words to what we use in Malaysia though we also adopt some American words due to the exposure to the American entertainment.  Also, not to forget some words which exist only in our 'Manglish' / 'rojak' English too which is not the main focus of this post.



Kiwi VS American Slang

Supermarket: Grocery store
Shopping Centre: Mall
Trundler: Trolley/ Cart
Rubbish: Garbage
Jam: Jelly 
Capsicum: Bell pepper
Spring onion: Green onion
Toilet/Loo: Bathroom/ Washroom
Bloke: Dude
Tomato sauce: Ketchup
Biscuit: Cookie
Tramping: Hiking (It's also common in NZ that they call it 'bush walking')
Jandals (short for Japanese Sandals): Flip flops/Thongs ('slippers/sandals' to Malaysians)
Highway: Freeway
Tights: Pantyhose
Torch: Flashlight
Duvet: Quilt
Sunnies: Sunglasses
Lipbalm: Chapstick
Sweet-as: Awesome/ Cool
Takes yonks: Takes ages
kumara (Maorian word): sweet potato
Bobby Banana: Baby banana
Heaps of: Tonnes of
Chooks: Chicken
aye: eh (used at the end of sentences)
Flat: Apartment ('flatting' in NZ means you share a house/flat with others)
Ice block: Popsicle (in Malaysia, we just call it stick ice cream/ ice stick)
Petrol: Gas
What The F**k: What The H**k
Caravan/ Motorhome: RV short for Recreation Van
CV: Resume
zed: zee (for Malaysians 'zac' for the letter 'z')
Cheers: See ya (when leaving a conversation/ meet up)


A.S also wrote this post on common American words/ phrases she observed in her 6 months in the USA last year (May till Oct 2010).


Drop in here if you wish to speak like a Kiwi.






Friday, October 7, 2011

Silky Smooth Egg Tarts


When things aren't going your way, think positive and have faith that you're getting close.
Success is sweeter when it doesn't come by easy.
When you think that you can't rely on people, look into what you have and create that opportunity.
People say ask and you shall receive but it's not always the case.
Opportunities doesn't just come by asking.
You've got to prove it!

 - A.S -


Fresh Home Baked Egg Tarts, anyone?


Have I gotten you tempted?


How would you like one for coffee or tea?
Yes, it's a kind of dessert but it's not that sweet. No worries.
It's vegetarian and no, it's not a custard. This is an egg tart. The filling is made from egg and milk.
It's crusty on the outside and silky smooooooth in the inside. Try it and you'll love it!
It's fresh out from the oven!
Smells GOOD, isn't it?





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why Staying in Hostel Dorms is Always Better



To A.S, travelling is not just bout going sight seeing and taking pics but the overall experience. The best and most memorable ones would be when strange things happen or she met or learnt something from fellow locals or travellers. 

One fine day, on the 6th day of her travel, she was awaken by lights turned on in the middle of the night in her dorm. She heard voices. It was the Kiwi+German couple she earlier spoke to in the earlier chat session with everyone in the dorm. Lights weren't turned on long to disturb A.S who was sleeping on the upper deck.

Bed shook a little as they lie in bed. Then it shook more but she let it be. Shaking went more aggressive and she heard pantings. "Ermm, this sure is not so right!" she thought. "Where the heck they think they were?" Moments later, A.S felt she was riding a horse and the bed frame made small squeaks.

A.S was so nice to ignore and tried to get back to sleep. Riding and whispers and pantings continued. "Can you guys please not shake the bed?" For a split seconds, there were silence then they went out for a little while. "Thank God."

Few minutes past. Door was opened again. Bed started to shake all over again. Whispers and panting and rolling and giggling. Looking at her mobile, it was 4 a.m. A.S conveniently turned on the lights from the upper deck.

"Can you guys please not shake the bed? I can't sleep,"

 Waiting for response.

 "Guys?" 

"OK, now, turn off the lights please," said the guy.

"Sure if you want to sleep and not make so much noise and shaking the bed."

Lights turned off and silence ensued.

The next morning....

A.S climbed down from bed. The lovebird were asleep of course but somehow then the guy said, "Hi".

"Hi, good morning, sweet night eh?" A.S replied.

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At 4pm, A.S went back to the dorm to fetch her luggage and you guess it right, lovebird were still cuddling in bed.

"Don't you want a private room with spacious bed?"

"No money." 








Sunday, September 11, 2011

Waiheke Island - 40 mins Away from Auckland



A Kiwi friend of A.S suggested that she visit Waiheke Island which he thought to be a must-visit place. A.S did not initially buy that idea since she had not learnt the art of wine drinking which is what Waiheke is famous for producing. Nevertheless, she went, for the sake of spectacular sights of vineyards, ocean, and cattle farms. 

Transportation is mainly by bus, or if one were adventurous, do some hitchhiking, of course with caution. Else, spend some money renting cars or scooters, or do the Oh-What-A-Torture biking up and down the hills, of which some is gravel road. 

What a blessing, A.S just arrived at paradise!!!

It's nice to cycle but wait till you see the hills and gravel roads

Waiheke Island is basically all about vineyards and beaches.

A fort with adjoining tunnels from the WWII, a contrast to the green pastures.

Too cold for fishing but A.S is kinda proud to catch this shot.

Old sheep, still and panting away which puzzled A.S.

A.S: What would you guess the diameter is?

Alpacas and ocean, SOOO LOVELY!

More of them and don't you like this picture?

The first time A.S caught sight of a bull and many more but no cows.
Go 'All Blacks'!

"Turn it upside down and here's how the name Silver Fern' originated," a proud Kiwi lady said.
Facts about living on this island....
Pros : You feel like you're on vacation everyday and people would die to live here like you. You swim, fish, sail, kayak, BBQ whenever the day's warm. A.S even sighted a school of dolphins at one of the beaches, and 2 kayakers were thrilled to be following them.

Cons: If you're not rich, you rely on rain water (limited availability) for use at home. Even though A.S went through water rationing at home in Malaysia, she never had to be this cautious. Groceries cost double  compared to the city - Auckland.





Monday, July 25, 2011

Sights: Dairy Processing Plant

These are not exactly equipment to process the SCM featured in my previous post. AkiraSabine's intention here is just to briefly share typical sights in a dairy processing plant. Yes, let A.S bring you wandering not to another country but to the dairy processing plant. Becareful, do not touch everything you see! Surfaces could be as high as above 100++ degree Celcius. Or else, to save you, what she could do is direct you to a cold surface.

The sugar dissolving system comes with a heating element - Tubular Heat Exchanger(THE), pumps and monitoring instruments.



Respective utility supply pipings and product pipings both in-coming and out-going, as well as monitoring and control instruments.



The dry powder handling area where milk powder from each silos(upper powder holding tanks) are transferred and weighed according to formulations at the weighing hopper(lower tank).



These are Retort Sterilizers which operate in batches. Bottled/ Canned milk are stacked in crates before being pushed in for high temperature, high pressure processing to extend the shelf life of the milk. 



To a layman like AkiraSabine, she used to think the gigantic equipment/ tanks were moved into the factory on the ground. She sure was wrong. It went through the roof! Less obstruction.



Friday, June 17, 2011

The Processing of Sweetened Condensed Milk (SCM)

Flow diagram: The processing of SCM (click pic to magnify)



How is the SCM processed which makes the Malaysian Teh Tarik so tasty?


AkiraSabine shall explain it as simple as possible in layman terms...


Powder Handling 
The different types of milk powder (SMP, SWP & SBMP) are weighed according to formulation and mixed before finally arriving at the final hopper. 

Dissolving, Hydration & Mixing
Water is then added to dissolve the powder batch at a certain temperature before the mixed batch was transferred into the hydration tanks(HT). Each hydration tank fills one hydration batch to ensure continuous supply to the downstream processing. From the hydration tank, the hydration batch makes a loop and return to the same tank. In the loop, the milk is preheated, in-line mixing of liquid ingredients which are the palm oil, sugar syrup and liquid maltodextrine takes place and the mixture passes through the in-line turbo mixer in order to mix them well. 

Evaporation
Before the evaporation, the milk is first homogenized. Homogenization is a mechanized high pressure forcing of the mixture through micro gaps in order to disperse the oil molecules. As a result of it, the miscibility of oil in water is more stabilized to avoid separation due to the density gap between both liquids. Pasteurization (at a high temperature but short time) is meant to kill most of the bacteria without compromising on the quality of the milk. Last but not least, the milk then passes through the falling film evaporator. This stage at 55 deg C and vacuum condition, water is sucked out of the milk to yield a more viscous product as it passes through the calandria portion of the falling film evaporator.

Cooling
It is then cooled down with a Plate Heat Exchanger(PHE). Lactose powder is added to ensure crystallization of uniform sugar granules in the end product to avoid grainy texture.

Crystallization
Allocation of 1 hour for the sugar to crystallize properly at 23 degr C in the super huge (60Tonne) crystallization tanks.

Rework
As the name implies, the earlier crystallization batch which was not up to expected standards is returned and added to reprocess the milk together with the current batch.

Filling
The ready product in the crystallization tank is transferred to be filled at the filler into 505 g tin cans.


UP NEXT on this topic...
AkiraSabine shall share real pictures of these gigantic processing equipments.
Stay tuned!








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