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  • MDeC Organizes 3-Day Super Cybersales@Sep 29 to October 1, 2014.

    IT-Sideways - technology social media
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), via its Digital Malaysia initiative, will be organizing a three-day #MyCyberSALE with over 4,500 merchants from 250 e-Marketplaces including reputable local & international online retailers, from September 29 to October 1, 2014. The world’s first Government-led online sale will feature more than 225,000 deals offering up to 90% discount. #MYCyberSALE will also reinforce Malaysia’s commitment to spur the development of the eCommerce industry and enhance the mobile shopping culture in the country as we move towards a digital economy in…
  • UM Ranked at 151 in QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 (UKM: 259, UTM: 294, USM: 309, UPM: 376)

    Malaysia Students Blog
    WJ C
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Source: London-based QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2014/2015Rank    University1           Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US2           University of Cambridge,UK2           Imperial College London, UK4           Harvard University, US5           University of Oxford, UK5           University College London (UCL), UK7           Stanford University, US8        …
  • PAS Youth collects RM7,859 for deceased jihadist's family

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    KOTA TINGGI: PAS Youth has collected RM7,859 for the family of Malaysian jihadist Mohd Lotfi Ariffin.
  • S P Setia Q3 earnings up 2% to RM103.3mil

    Business News
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: S P Setia Bhd’s revenue in the third quarter rose 12% year-on-year to RM902.6mil from RM806.8mil, with earnings up 2% to RM103.3mil from RM101.3mil.
  • Symptoms of Ebola similar to dengue, says minister – Bernama

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    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    The symptoms of Ebola virus disease is similar to dengue fever in Malaysia but what separates the two is if one has had physical contact with Ebola-infected patients or those who have visited Ebola-infected countries. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pic) said the similar symptoms were fever, muscular ache, headache, sore throat,...
 
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  • S P Setia Q3 earnings up 2% to RM103.3mil

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: S P Setia Bhd’s revenue in the third quarter rose 12% year-on-year to RM902.6mil from RM806.8mil, with earnings up 2% to RM103.3mil from RM101.3mil.
  • Ringgit closes higher against USD

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today as investors shifted their interest to the local note, a dealer said. At 5pm, the ringgit was quoted at US$3.2165/2185 against the greenback from US$3.2280/2300 on Monday.
  • France is 'sick', says economy minister

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    PARIS: Crisis-hit France is "sick", the country's new economy minister said on Wednesday, urging immediate reforms to tackle sky-high unemployment and an economy that has failed to grow in six months.
  • Asian shares mostly up on China bank report

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai boosted by a report that China's central bank had pumped US$81bil into the country's five biggest lenders, while traders also awaited a US Federal Reserve policy decision.
  • KLCI closes in the red, blue chips weigh

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI extended its losses on Wednesday's close, down nearly four points dragged by select blue chips and lack of fresh buying interests.
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  • Symptoms of Ebola similar to dengue, says minister – Bernama

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    The symptoms of Ebola virus disease is similar to dengue fever in Malaysia but what separates the two is if one has had physical contact with Ebola-infected patients or those who have visited Ebola-infected countries. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam (pic) said the similar symptoms were fever, muscular ache, headache, sore throat,...
  • FA pushing to halve number of non-EU players in Premiership

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke seems hell bent on reducing the number of foreign players in the Premier League in the hope of improving the fortunes of the English national team and his latest proposals could see severe new restrictions on individuals from outside the European Union. Various sources report that Dyke wants...
  • Ebola could drain billions of dollars from African economies, says World Bank

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis today. The global development lender predicted that slow containment of the deadly virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could lead to broader regional...
  • European stocks rise before Fed, Scotland vote

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    European stocks rose today with sentiment buoyed by reports of Chinese stimulus, ahead of a US interest rate call and on the eve of Scotland's independence referendum. By mid-afternoon in the British capital, London's benchmark FTSE 100 index added 0.07% to 6,796.70 points as traders looked ahead to Scotland's independence vote. In Paris,...
  • PAS’ women’s wing urged to reject PasMa, support Hadi Awang – Bernama

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Members of PAS' Dewan Muslimat (women's wing) were today urged to reject Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa) and to remain strong with PAS which has existed for a long time. Pahang Dewan Muslimat delegate, Salamiah Mohd Noor said this was because PasMa was established not to look after the welfare of PAS members, but more for political...
 
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  • Youth of the nation

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    ©The Star (Used by permission)by LIM MAY LEE, JC LAM and JAYDEE LOK THEY are creative, intelligent, passionate and, most important, patriotic.Over the past few weeks, we’ve featured young Malaysians – from all walks of life – who have been running initiatives and movements that encourage nation-building, unity and political participation.As a youth news platform, we’re proud to say our fellow young Malaysians have taken on the challenge to drive the nation forward, and they’re doing it with some fresh, amazing ideas. Here are some of their stories.myHarapanIn 2010, a group of…
  • Cross-Country Civil Society Coordination and Referrals Planning Meeting (26 Aug 2014)

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Contributed by Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna, Assistant Director, with photos by Satha Selvan, Administrative Assistant, Practitioners Affairs DivisionThe Bar Council Migrants, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Committee (“MRIAC”), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (“ILO”) GMS TRIANGLE project and Malaysian Trades Union Congress, hosted about 20 civil society organisations and trade union representatives from Myanmar and Malaysia, for the Cross-Country Civil Society Coordination and Referrals Planning Meeting. The meeting was held at Bar Council on 26 Aug 2014.
  • Sedition dragnet prompts lawyers to hold peaceful march

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    ©The Malaysian Insider (Used by permission)by V. ANBALAGAN The Malaysian Bar will debate a resolution at its extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on Friday whether lawyers should hold a peaceful march, after a spate of prosecutions under the Sedition Act 1948.Sources said the Bar Council was not against the motion seconded by 121 lawyers, who included retired federal court judge, Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, and former head of prosecution in the attorney-general's chambers, Datuk Stanley Isaacs.The motion was proposed by lawyer New Sin Yew.The motion calls for the council to take immediate steps…
  • Malaysia: Sedition Act Wielded to Silence Opposition

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    (http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/14/malaysia-sedition-act-wielded-silence-opposition)Government Campaign Violates Free Expression RightsSEPTEMBER 14, 2014(Bangkok) – The Malaysian government should cease using the country’s sedition law to arbitrarily arrest opposition lawmakers, activists, and critical academics, Human Rights Watch said today. Since 2013, at least 14 people have been charged under the Sedition Act 1948 for criticizing the government or government officials. Those found guilty face up to five years in prison and a fine of RM 5,000 (US$1,600).The government of Prime…
  • Putrajaya doesn’t need rulers’ nods to end Sedition Act, lawyers say

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    ©Malay Mail (Used by permission)by BOO SU-LYN AND IDA LIM KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 —The federal government can go ahead and dismantle the Sedition Act 1948 as promised without fearing it may be trampling on the rights of Malaysia’s constitutional rulers, lawyers say. Amid growing calls for the government to repeal the pre-independence law, a counter movement has sprung up pressing to keep the Sedition Act, touting a need to first gain consent from the Conference of Rulers, which lawyers say is unnecessary.“The Sedition Act was never passed by Parliament, hence 10(4) doesn’t come into…
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  • Memphis — Memphis, TN

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Memphis - Memphis, TN Memphis, TNGraceland today. We went to the welcome centre where BB and the King are presented in statuary. Vivian wins the prize for most no nonsense visitor centre personnel. She booked us Elvis' gaff and gave succinct and no ******** advice. " Go the north end bus depot, y'all can go anywhere from there" that was about the length and breadth of it. We are now queuing for the Graceland mansion shuttle. Sam our tour guide on the bus up herewas brilliant, when Rachel was telling him about her e mail for a receipt he said,"Now y'all don' unnerstan' me an I sure as hell…
  • And yet another busy day in Istanbul — Istanbul, Turkey

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    And yet another busy day in Istanbul - Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, TurkeyThere is just so much to see here and so much history. Today, we went to Topkapi Palace, which was the home of the Sultans and administration offices of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years beginning in 1470. It is situated on the point where you can see the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. There is lots to see as the Palace is a large complex. We spent around 5 hours on the grounds until we couldn't absorb any more, and were hungry. First stop was the Harem where the Sultan's wives, favourites and…
  • Does a walk on a medieval wall negate 32 oz steak? — Ávila‎, Spain

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Does a walk on a medieval wall negate 32 oz steak? - Ávila‎, Spain Ávila‎, Spain Where I stayed Parador de AvilaToday it is all about the senses, and no, Umami is not one of them. My first real awareness was on the Iberai flight between London and Madrid, the people on the plane was so vocal, loud, excitement in the air of too many expats returning home. even with all my travel experiences it was the first time that I really heard people on a plane, and I do not consider crying babies as people. There was a buzz in the air like a bees wings flapping while it sips the…
  • Graham took us through to Windsor. — Reading, United Kingdom

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Graham took us through to Windsor. - Reading, United Kingdom Reading, United KingdomGraham had work in a school in Windsor so he took us through with him. we left him at the school and took the car into Windsor. We parked in a car park near the Railway station which is next to the Castle. We walked through the station to the castle but decided not to go in as the place was crawling with bus tours. We walked down to the river had an ice cream as we waited for the cruise boat to come in. A quite cruise up and down the river went off well ending up with some nice views of the Castle.
  • Nurburgring — Nurburg, Germany

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Nurburgring - Nurburg, Germany Nurburg, GermanyBetween biking hiking and looking for the next glass of wine we find ourselves in odd places. This is is such a place. This place is the home of one of the Formula One racetracks. Who knew? Built in 1925, it began as a 22 km (about 13 miles) racetrack with 73 curves and travels through incredible terrain. Some of you might remember that a driver was burned terribly in an accident in the mid 70's and the track was deemed too dangerous. A 5 km track was added to the site and the Formula One races returned some time later. Today the old track isn't…
 
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  • Robotics Industry Today : Zero-in from IROS 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    IROS 2014 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) is currently happening at Chicago, Illinois, Sep 14 to Sep 18 2014. The event is primarily sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, the New Technology Foundation, and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. From business side, this year's Gold sponsor is Microsoft. The aim of this article is to explore what is the latest trend in the robotics industry, what researchers are up to and what consumers can expect out of the…
  • Citrix on the Personal Digital Advantage

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Based on a press release by Citrix, according to Nielsen’s smartphone penetration report, Malaysia ranks second highest in Asia Pacific at 80 percent. Well, we have heard this many times, each proclaiming Malaysians being the top users for smartphones, social medias, social networking and etc. And I have always thought that a sensible reason to explain these realities is that the mobile device presents an opportunity for social-economical liberation in what a conservative-governed country. As a result of this, Citrix promotes that the combination of BYOD and consumerization of IT trends…
  • Gamdias Headset.. you raise me up higher (review)

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Gamdias HEBE headsetThe Gamdias HEBE Surround Sound Gaming Headset is an enormous headset for my moderate size ears. No doubt using it caters for better comfort and the headset covers the full ears instead of putting pressure towards edges of the ears, hence, reducing the longevity of discomfort when using headset for an extended period. It is also a good looking headset. - it feels very Optimus Primish or rather Iron-manish.In terms of sound quality, comparing with other headset products which I have experienced with, the Gamdias HEBE headset offers me a better range of vocal capability -…
  • MDeC Organizes 3-Day Super Cybersales@Sep 29 to October 1, 2014.

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), via its Digital Malaysia initiative, will be organizing a three-day #MyCyberSALE with over 4,500 merchants from 250 e-Marketplaces including reputable local & international online retailers, from September 29 to October 1, 2014. The world’s first Government-led online sale will feature more than 225,000 deals offering up to 90% discount. #MYCyberSALE will also reinforce Malaysia’s commitment to spur the development of the eCommerce industry and enhance the mobile shopping culture in the country as we move towards a digital economy in…
  • Computer Security Updates Week 2 of Sep 2014

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 5 of Aug 2014, the biggest news was the launch of Barracuda Virtual License Portability which allows software licenses to be shared across different virtual machines deployment - a major costs saving initiative for enterprises. PR - Sep 12, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab Experts Warn of Security Risks Facing Wearable Connected Devices PR - Sep 12, 2014 - NUS students win Internship with cyber security firm McAfee PR - Sep 11, 2014 - Kaspersky: Online Merchants and Financial Service Providers are the two Biggest Sources of Stolen Banking Information PR - Sep 10,…
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  • 'Forced labor' rife in Malaysian electronics factories: report

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Malaysia is a middle-income country where labor standards have been seen as … "These results suggest that forced labor is present in the Malaysian … http://ift.tt/1r7rHpu
  • Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched … http://ift.tt/1sl5kJd
  • Cameron Highlands: trekking, tea an scones and rally driving!!

    domw1987
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Day 1: Wednesday 10th Sept 2014 I was pretty excited about heading to the Cameron Highlands, 4 hours from K.L.. I was ready to relax in the countryside after the manic city life experiences of Singapore and K.L.. Furthermore, as a British person, who obviously enjoys the odd cup of tea, I was looking forward to seeing the tea plantations. I was hoping I’d be able to get a typical British cup of white tea! I wasn’t disappointed. The Cameron Highlands is a must for anyone who likes the quieter life and also to enjoy a little trekking. Even though, as I will go onto explains the…
  • Report Cites Forced Labor in Malaysia

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    A factory in Malaysia. A monitoring group found workers were essentially trapped in their jobs. Credit Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg News, via Getty … http://ift.tt/1tb7saF
  • taekwondo malaysia vs korea sparring wtf open 2014

    Dada Babajide Rotimi
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:14 pm
    taekwondo malang,taekwondo malaysia open,taekwondo malaysia,taekwondo malaysia 2014,taekwondo malaysia wtf,taekwondo malaysia vs korea … http://ift.tt/XfjrHt
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  • UM Ranked at 151 in QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 (UKM: 259, UTM: 294, USM: 309, UPM: 376)

    WJ C
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Source: London-based QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings 2014/2015Rank    University1           Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US2           University of Cambridge,UK2           Imperial College London, UK4           Harvard University, US5           University of Oxford, UK5           University College London (UCL), UK7           Stanford University, US8        …
  • Education in Malaysia: A Teacher's Perspective

    WJ C
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Written by Izz Adha, first published as his public Facebook post last week. It has gone viral on Facebook with more than 13,000 likes and 8,000 shares to date. Have something to say? Send us your guest post and get published here.Hari ini saya mengamuk di sekolah. This is not who I am. You will never see me this way again. Usually, if I am mad, I will disappear. Today, I sent three girls to the principal and called the parents of three boys. These are the problematic students from the first day I was here. They don't listen, they enter and leave the class as they want, they don't do homework,…
  • SPM 2014 Tips: How to Score Straight A+'s in SPM

    WJ C
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    Scholarship Openings 36 Scholarships for IPTA Undergraduate StudentsThroughout the year: Elena Cooke Education Fund30 September 2014: Bantuan Pelajaran Tunku Abdul Rahman (BPTAR) Education Assistance Education News UpdatesKertas Soalan Percubaan UPSR (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah) 2014CGPA 4.0 in STPM or Matriculation Does Not Guarantee IPTA Placement - Ministry of Education50% Chance to Get a Place in IPTA Even If You Meet the Minimum RequirementsSTPM 4A Scorer Does Not Get Pharmacy CourseVideo: Top STPM Scorer Not Offered Medicine & Dentistry Course at IPTA, Got Nursing InsteadJohns…
  • How to Get Band 9 in IELTS: 10 Practical Tips to Score Perfect IELTS Band

    WJ C
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Semakan PLKN Siri 12/2015PLKN Siri 12/2015 shortlist checking is available since 14 August 2014 at http://apps1.khidmatnegara.gov.my/terpilih. Alternatively, try http://informasi.khidmatnegara.gov.my/perkhidmatan/semakan-pelatih-terpilih/ Band 9 in IELTS?!! No problem!!!by Nick Chung [Writing Contest 2014 ★ Winner ★] IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, a standard for English that has been popularly used by the colleges, universities or English-speaking countries to test whether the applicants or migrants are qualified to live in their country or not. (Editor's Note:…
 
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  • Private Anonymity

    Edrei
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Privacy isn't dead. Anonymity is. Note: I wrote this about a week ago with the intention of posting it up with the appropriate photo when the mood stuck me. Given the recent celebrity nude photo leak/hack. I figure it would be a good time to put this up. Which also meant I had to get creative with the photo. They say that privacy is dead. As someone who grew up during the early years of the internet, I always considered it to be an overly sensitive headline. Something people who can't keep up with the ever changing pace of technology would say. I say it differently. I say that privacy is not…
  • Returning To Roots

    Edrei
    28 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    It's been such a long time since I've wrote here, it almost feels like a fresh start redoing the site and just writing something. That was the problem with Facebook and Twitter. I shared so much with it, that I got caught up with wanting to world to know what I heard, what I saw and what I felt. It was when, what I thought became more private, that I began to realise that it was more important to just write it down, rather than just share. I did contemplate on writing, old school, in a physical journal, but having still own the domain name and this little slice of the internet, there was no…
  • Leafy Greens

    Edrei
    27 Feb 2012 | 6:03 am
    These days I've gone to eating a little healthier, not that I've completely given up on meat and fast food, but rather I've been trying to eat everything I want in much smaller portions than I'm used to eating. Sure I get hungry faster, but at the same time, I'm eating more times a day than I usually do. The result of which is that while I haven't lost much weight at all, being 1-2 kilos a week, I seem to be losing more fat than anything. Pants that used to fit me nicely are seemingly looser and shirts that couldn't really fit before now look better on me. Of course, there are still pockets…
  • My Public Parts Are Showing

    Edrei
    24 Feb 2012 | 3:13 am
    While I understand why the issue of privacy on the internet is so important, I come from a generation that is willing to give up, or rather, have changed where my privacy priorities lie as so to traverse the internet better. I for instance will not give my opinion as to my working conditions, or financial details and other professional matters of interest to the public. I will also not disclose more personal details between my partner and I, nor will I discuss matters pertaining to my family. I will however, talk about my own self, how I am bipolar, my interests, dreams, aspirations, desires…
  • Reading Leaves

    Edrei
    23 Feb 2012 | 2:50 am
    Not that I have been skivvying in my attempts to take 365+1 pictures a day, it's just that duty calls louder than the blog. You understand of course what it's like to be an ambitious career driven person with a partner that you want to dote every day. If not, then well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. On the other hand, if you aren't really interested in my grasp for excuses, you can hop over to my Picasa page and look my pictures up. Even if I didn't blog about it, rest assured, there is always time to upload it for all to see. So enjoy.
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    YeinJee's Asian Blog

  • Lee Yeon-hee The North Face Korea

    Yein Jee
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Korean actress Lee Yeon-hee’s endorsement photos for The North Face White Label [Kr] 2014 fall & winter collection. The North Face is an American brand specialises in outdoor products; the White Label is an exclusive line in Korea (it’s Purple Label in Japan), presumably produced as joint venture with local companies. There's more, read the full post » Lee Yeon-hee The North Face Korea from YeinJee's Asian Blog
  • Maggy Vanquish Venus

    Yein Jee
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Promotional photos and making video for the latest Vanquish Venus project, featuring Canadian-Japanese model Maggy. Vanquish Venus [Jp] is a short term collaboration between Japanese fashion brand VANQUISH and various female celebrities. There's more, read the full post » Maggy Vanquish Venus from YeinJee's Asian Blog
  • Irene Kim, Suecomma Bonnie, London

    Yein Jee
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Korean model Irene Kim wandering in London with shoemaker Suecomma Bonnie [Kr]. Some magazine profiles mentioned that she’s Korean American, but I’m not sure where she’s actually from. First saw her on K-Style, a lifestyle TV show on Mnet. There's more, read the full post » Irene Kim, Suecomma Bonnie, London from YeinJee's Asian Blog
 
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  • What eventually happens with apps

    Colin Charles
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    There has been a lot of talk about apps generally not doing well. There may be truth in the matter. Let’s take my mother, a classic example of someone who plays Candy Crush (made by King, whom are now public listed in London). She plays this mainly on her iPad, but also on her iPhone. Life began quite simply by just playing the game. She got up to nearly level 500, and she only made 3 in-app purchases. Countless hours of entertainment, for what amounts to 3×0.99 cents. You don’t get much for $3 these days. Then suddenly with the help of automatic app updates (and the fact…
  • T-Mobile USA changes their pay-as-you-go plans

    Colin Charles
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I’ve had a T-Mobile USA prepaid number for quite some time. It was a brilliant service — you turn on unlimited calls & data (200MB at high speeds, and then it goes down to 2G speeds) when you’re in town for a mere USD$3/day. If you can live with 2G speeds, it cost USD$2/day. And when you didn’t use it, you just went into a mode that would charge you upon usage.  All this was and still is changeable online on your T-Mobile account. A bonus: add $100 credit, and you’ve got validity for 365 days. Now, they’ve decided that the moment you go to one of those $2-3 plans, you can’t…
  • SSL + website rankings

    Colin Charles
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    I read this: HTTPS as a ranking signal. You should then also read this: My blog doesn’t need HTTPS. Frankly, I agree with Dave Winer here – blogs and many websites/publications don’t need to deliver content over HTTPS. For Google to say they are going to use this as a signal for PageRank, is kind of nasty.  SSL on sites is also likely to spur IPv6 further – many SSL sites, especially e-commerce (whom I think need SSL), need to have a unique IP per site. Soon we’ll have blogs require an IP/site. Of course, there are workarounds to this, but not all web browsers support this.
  • OLS needs your help – please donate

    Colin Charles
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    I went to my first OLS (Ottawa Linux Symposium) in 2005. I was living in Melbourne, Australia and I had to make it all the way to Ottawa, Canada. If you don’t want to read ahead, please consider donating to save OLS. I am providing my story after getting inspired by Matt Domsch’s: Ottawa Linux Symposium needs your help (I think I met mdomsch at OLS, and we continued working together on the Fedora Project even). Anyway, how did I do this? In 2005, I won the national category of the Regional Delegate Program (RDP) of linux.conf.au 2005, which was sponsored by Sun Microsystems. Basically it…
  • Art in Siem Reap

    Colin Charles
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    I enjoy looking at art, and occasionally purchasing art and our visit to Siem Reap was no exception. There’s an old blog post about the art scene in Siem Reap on Travelfish (the Hotel de la Paix they refer to is now the Park Hyatt Siem Reap). I find that a lot of the art scene is foreigner influenced, and there’s very little offering from Cambodian artists – I wish this would change going forward. The Park Hyatt Siem Reap offered quite a few interesting pieces, in-room even. Robert Powell numbered pieces exist. Northwest Tower of Ta Keo, Angkor, Robert Powell Preah Palilay, Angkor,…
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  • 4 Creative Photoshop Artists Who Cleverly Manipulate Landscapes [PHOTOS]

    Guest Contributor
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    A lot of artists have different tools that they use to create a particular form of work. Some people use paper as a medium whilst others prefer a more digital art form. Then there are those who utilize Photoshop as a tool in order to make something unique which represents them. Photoshop manipulation is everywhere, commonly used in advertising to deliver a striking message. Or simply to showcase beauty in an alternative form. Or perhaps to make one laugh. Whatever the purpose of Photoshop manipulation, it takes skill as well as dedication to perfect like all other art forms. Here’s 4…
  • The Truth About Passion And How It Affects You

    Addison Duvall
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today I’m going against the grain and asking you a question which you may have been wondering yourself lately. Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about “finding your passion,” especially when it comes to creative work. It seems as though everyone is scrambling to uncover that perfect job that blends enthusiasm with a hefty paycheck. But hold on a minute. Is all this recurring talk about passion, or living what other people think is a “passionate” lifestyle, free of stress or unpleasantries filling you with dread, rather than excitement?
  • 10 Tools To Teach Kids The Basics Of Programming

    Fahad Khan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    We are living in a digital era where gadgets from computers, smartphones to tablets have become an essential part of our lives. Even kids these days pick up an iPad as and figure out apps like how a fish takes to water. With kids becoming more tech-savvy as time goes on, there’s no reason why they can’t learn the basics behind their favorite technology. That’s right, we’re saying that there’s no reason why you can’t teach your kids programming from a young age. This will not only develop the analytical programming skills of kids at early age but will also…
  • Getting The Most Out Of Reddit: 20 Tips, Tricks And Tools

    Azwan Jamaluddin
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Reddit bills itself as The Front Page Of The Internet and the title is not without merit, with the site having an Alexa Global Rank within the top 100 and millions of page views in a day. The site boasts an absurd amount of content with users, known as Redditors, posting interesting content hourly. With content that caters to almost every niche imaginable, you can go in and explore and immediately feel at home. If you’re reading this and have never set foot into the site before or just have and are completely confused on how to navigate the site, fret not as we have have for you 20…
  • Create Beautiful Dropdown With EasyDropDown.js

    Irfan
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    <SELECT> is a HTML element that is used for selecting items using a drop-down list. It’s useful for when you have a very long list of items to select such as dates. Unfortunately, for those who want to create a fancy web page, the default<SELECT>in their web browser is not very user-friendly and doesn’t look great style-wise. To style the element, CSS should be enough. But, well, it isn’t quite enough in terms of accessibility. Introducing EasyDropDown.js, a free jQuery plugin to cover up all those flaws. EasyDropDown.js can easily style the old-fashioned…
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  • Malaysia Year of Festival 2015

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Malaysia Year of Festival 2015 (MyFest 2015) will be the follow up major event after Visit Malaysia Year 2014 or VMY2014 which has seen numbers increase in tourism arrivals to Malaysia. The Year of Festival 2015 was also announced in mid 2014 where the tourism minister of Malaysia had indicated that the back-to-back major events would increase the number of arrivals and also the tourism
  • Banned Concerts in Malaysia

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Banned Concerts in Malaysia have become sort of a trend after a number of mega superstars have either been banned from performing in Malaysia or simply cancelling their concerts here due to many restrictions from various authorities. Malaysia had made international news time and time again for banning concert shows due to the strict rules imposed on performers, especially females and rock
  • 137 Pillars House Photo

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    My photo of the week is of the 137 Pillars House which is a boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This photo is taken at the main courtyard area where open aired functions and even private weddings take place. Recently in August 2014, I was visiting Chiang Mai for the first time on a familiarization trip under TCEB or Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau to explore the accommodations
  • What is the Borneo Bird Race?

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    The first thing on your mind when you hear the Borneo Bird Race is? No, it is most definitely not watching birds race but more of a bird spotting challenge among teams. In simple words by Cede Prudente, the President of the Borneo Bird Club in Sabah - "It's a journey, Its travelling, It’s neck breaking challenge, and  lots of fun!" For this years Borneo Bird Race 2014, there will be 9
  • Rainforest Reggae Music Festival Kuala Lumpur

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    The first Rainforest Reggae Music Festival in Kuala Lumpur will take place this 6th December 2014 at a the Kem Isi Rimba at Kemensah, near Ulu Kelang in the Klang Valley. The joint organizers initially planned for the Putrajaya International Reggae Festival on September 6th but due to unfortunate circumstances, the even was called off and postponed to this which is now branded as Rainforest
 
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    Living in Malaysia

  • If You Visit Kuching Eat at Tribal Stove

    curiouscat
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Tribal Stove is absolutely wonderful Yes it has great food, which thankfully there is a a great deal of in many place. What makes Tribal Stove someplace not to miss is it is the rare combination of great and generally inaccessible food. I often find great restaurants in tourist destinations. And sometimes it is even local in a sense – but nearly always (not all, but almost) I can get very similar good dishes in any large city across the globe. Tribal Stove had truly distinctive dishes that were also great. They have quite a few dishes, some of my favorite are wild jungle salad and…
  • 11th Annual Johor Bahru Arts Festival 5 September to 4 October

    curiouscat
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The 11th Annual JB Arts Festival is presented by The Johor Society For The Performing Arts. Once again a wide variety of artists will perform, providing many opportunities for fans to enjoy new artists and past favorites. There are also new additions this year including the white box (The Art Gallery will not only features framed art and installations but will also feature artists at work) and black box presentation spaces at Danga City Mall. These spaces include many workshops for attendees. See the full schedule of schedule of events. The embedded webcasts in this post showcase some of the…
  • Siew San Teng (Tau Pek Kong) Temple and Chinese History Museum, Kuching

    curiouscat
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    The Siew San Teng (Tau Pek Kong) Temple in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia has retained this spot since 1770. It is across the street from the Kuching river walk (and the small Chinese history museum). The temple itself has been renovated and rebuilt many times. View of the river from Siew San Teng Temple. The museum is visible on the left of the photo. The temple is an average Chinese temple in my opinion. It is so convenient if you are in Kuching and at all interested in temples you might as well go. Chinese History Museum in Kuching The small Chinese History Museum across the street…
  • Street Art, Large Mural on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee in Johor Bahru

    curiouscat
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    September 2013 A large mural has been taking shape on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee for over a year. The first photo shows it near the beginning, September 2013. March 2014 Large paintings have also been added along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee near the mural. It is quite a nice addition of street art to the historical JB walk. A new post with photos of those will be added soon. (Update: In turns out it was a temporary display, the paintings are not there now). Sept 2013 October 2013 Street view, Large mural on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, February 2014 February 2014 The view wasn’t much different the last time I…
  • Treehouse, Permai Rainforest Resort, Damai (outside Kuching), Borneo

    curiouscat
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:21 am
    I very much enjoyed the treehouse cabin at the Permai Rainforest Resort. The reviews on Agoda for the ground level lodgings there were not great, but I was extremely pleased with the treetop cabin I stayed at. The Permai Rainforest Resort is in Damai, about 30 km outside Kuching. The treehouses all are along the forest edge where it meets the beach. You hear the wonderful sound of waves crashing and winds rushing through the forest trees. The rooms have a full bath and electricity. They were quite cool, with the shade and wind, but also offered AC if you wished to use it. The cafeteria…
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  • Awan Mulan, Negeri Sembilan

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    Published originally at Attractions - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Awan Mulan, Negeri Sembilan Lately, most of the young working adults look for places to relax and take a complete break from their everyday life over the weekend. Awan Mulan is a collection of small homes in the hills located in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan which is an ideal getaway from the bustling Kuala Lumpur with only 2-3 hours’ drive away. The management over at Awan Mulan is really efficient and would inform much earlier on the necessary procedures before one heads over to Awan Mulan. (a) Read the map given.
  • Holiday Villa Beach Resort

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Holiday Villa Beach Resort Holiday Villa Beach Resort is a 4-star resort in the southwest of Langkawi Island, at approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the airport. It is a very nice resort, where you can stay for affordable prices. The resort is located along Pantai Tengah, one of the most beautiful publicly accessible beaches on the island. The area is known for its relaxed vibe within the touristic center of the island. At about a 5 minutes’ walk you will find Pantai Cenang; the most lively area of…
  • Golden Sands Resort

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Golden Sands Resort The Golden Sands Resort is situated on the touristic sea resort of Batu Ferringhi on the island of Penang. It is part of the luxurious resort chain of Shangri-La. The hotel is beautiful and it has its own beach (the sea itself is not that great, but the private beach is very beautiful!). There is a stunning swimming pool and an even better garden. After lunch you can join a pool fitness class, with a trained teacher giving everyone proper instructions. There is also an extended kids program.
  • Bayview Beach Resort

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Bayview Beach Resort At the edge of the coastal town of Batu Ferringhi on the island of Penang you will find the pleasant and very affordable Bayview Beach Resort. It is an excellent resort, mainly because of the great price to quality ratio. The resort is very suitable if you are traveling with kids. The resort has a beautiful garden right in front of the beach, and an enormous pool. At Penang Island you usually go out for the entire day exploring the island, so it is great to be able to cool off a bit in the…
  • Pangkor Island Beach Resort

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Pangkor Island Beach Resort On the quiet island of Pangkor you will find several beautiful resorts, as well as multiple affordable guesthouses. One of the most popular resorts on the island is Pangkor Island Beach Resort. The resort is located on the north-western side of the island, along a lovely bay with a private beach. It is a beautiful resort; well designed and it has a cozy but also luxurious vibe. The rooms are great and depending on the type of room you have, you also have a stunning view over the bay…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • How Much Is An AirAsia BIG Point Really Worth?

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    AirAsia’s encouraging tagline, “Now everyone can fly!” may not be true for everyone anymore. With the rising cost of living, vacations may seem like a luxury that not everyone can afford. All of us are looking for ways to cut down on our expenses and save money, just to survive in today’s economic climate. However, everybody needs a break once in a while. But with the rising petrol prices, the days of scoring cheap flight for a vacation are rare. Which is why more savvy consumers are going the Miles way, by accumulating Miles points through their various purchases in the hope of…
  • How Compound Interest Can Grow Your Funds

    Iris Lee
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Investors have been putting more money in their wallets through the power of compound growth. Most people are familiar with the concept of simple interest. However, even in a financially savvy country like the UK, a survey found nearly 50% of the respondents did not know the meaning of compound interest – when interest is earned on interest which has already been accrued. Think long-term goals like retirement, or your child’s education fund.  With a longer time horizon, you can turn to the most powerful investing tool of all: compound interest. The snowball effect Think of compound…
  • Can Maybank2U Mobile App Really Transform Mobile Banking?

    Iris Lee
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    In today’s digital world, every bank has an app for your phone or tablet and for many people, it is fast becoming the primary way to interact with their finances. As online banking moves from web browsers to app stores, banking apps could become a key factor in choosing a bank account. However, most of us don’t have the time or patience to sign up for an account with every bank to test which apps are good, which is why iMoney has done the test for you. We are putting the latest upgraded banking app from Maybank2U, promising to transform the way we bank online, to the test with another…
  • This Financial Detox May Just Save Your Life

    Iris Lee
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Most people live a precarious existence as they battle with debts, overspending, and their inability to manage their cash flow. With credit cards easily available to everyone, even those who may be struggling with their student debt, car loan, or even mortgage, could easily make one wrong move, sending their finances spiralling out of control. Everyone has made their fair share of bad financial decisions that they may still have to deal with. We always know when we have made a financial boo-boo. It’s like being jolted awake after a nightmare – the difference is, the nightmare has become…
  • 5 Investing Behaviours You Don’t Want To Have

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    Have you ever wondered why we make the financial decisions we make, and why we so often get them wrong? When it comes to money, it is always safer to separate it from emotion. However, it’s easier said than done. It is even more important to be rational when making investment decisions. Knowing what irrational behaviour investors most common fall prey to will help you be a better and more rational investor. Chances are, these five types of emotion-led investors will surely, at one point or another, head to investment failure, or at best mediocrity. 1. The herd investor: “I shall follow…
 
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    GoodPlace.MY

  • IRDK Residences @Puchong, All Seasons Park, Grand Medini

    Khai Yin
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Image source: www.irdklandgroup.com IRDK Residences @Puchong is a RM693 million project by IRDK Land in Puchong, occupying a rather central piece of leasehold land in Pusat Bandar Puchong opposite Tesco across the LDP and right beside SetiaWalk. A leasehold project, IRDK Residences sits on more than 5.7 acres of land and will be completed in mid 2018. This project is divided into two phases – the first phase consists of pool villas (28 units) while the second will comprise of sky villas (218 units). The pool villas are priced between RM3.5 million to RM5 million with built-up areas…
  • 14 (Fourteen!) People Told Me That GoodPlace Sucked

    Khai Yin
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    About two weeks ago I ran a survey in which I had asked my readers about what they think of GoodPlace. One (of the two) questions that I used in the survey was:- How would you feel if you could no longer use GoodPlace.my? This question looked pretty harmless to most people, but the answers that you gave me had HUGE implications on what I decide to do next with GoodPlace. You see, it’s a question that startups use to gauge what’s called the “Product-Market Fit“, which is just a fancy way of saying that a product has been well accepted by users. It’s kinda…
  • Buying & Selling Property On Social Media – Really!?

    Khai Yin
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Yesterday a good friend of mine James (name faked to protect the guilty) sent me this article on the Internet habits on Malaysians; apparently we (Malaysians) now spend five hours online everyday, and three out of those hours are spent on social media (mostly on Facebook possibly). “Khai Yin, time to wise up,” James (who, like me, was also running a startup) had said. “Your business can’t afford to ignore Facebook anymore.” You see, I’m really not a big fan of social media. Personally, I am hardly a Facebook user, and for GoodPlace, social media is never…
  • EMIRA

    Khai Yin
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    OSK Property (through its subsidiary Ribuan Ekuiti) will soon be holding a preview event for the EMIRA, a mixed use development in Seksyen 13, Shah Alam. Given that we here at GoodPlace are fans of OSK (we have previously featured the Eclipse Residence here) as well as integrated projects in general, we are literally counting the days before the EMIRA gets unveiled to the world. There’s a strong trend amongst (the savvier) developers to go knee deep into integrated developments, and for good reason – mixed use projects have a growing appeal among the urban crowd given the…
  • Thank You, But Keep ‘Em Coming!

    Khai Yin
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    So far 685 truly amazing GoodPlace Digest readers have taken our survey - If you haven’t done so already, you’ll do me a huge favour if you can help me take the survey. Since there are only two questions, it will only take about 30 seconds to complete. Click this link - ▶ ▶ Take Quick Survey ◀ ◀ Results of the survey will be out later this week. Thank you for your help! The post Thank You, But Keep ‘Em Coming! appeared first on GoodPlace.MY.
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  • A ride back in time - Vespa tours

    Dennelton Mandiau
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    The 3 directors and founders of Borneo Vespa AdventuresThere is a new tour “Borneo Vespa Adventures that is being offered to visitors who like to visit the sights of Sabah on their own. Whooping Gibbon Travel Sdn Bhd, a travel agency and tour operator registered here in Kota Kinabalu operates it.These are specially created tours on self-driven Vespa scooters. It is like a ride back in time as you ride the stylish Vespas around town. An Italian named Enrico Piaggio in Italy first invented the scooter in 1946. But it was redesigned for Piaggio by a Corradino D’Ascanio who thought Motorbikes…
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan offers interesting food tour

    Dennelton Mandiau
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Sandakan, this east coast town has always been known for their good food, especially for their abundance of fresh seafood and local delicacies. For those looking for a more exciting food adventure, head on down to Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan for an interesting food tour around the world - which ends in September 2014. The Best Brew, located at level 1, brings an all American Backyard BBQ promotion. Guests can choose their preferred items such as burger patties and sausages and Chef will have them prepared in front of guests on a barbeque pit. Traditionally, it is known as a gathering…
  • "Tagal" Sungai Moroli, Kampung Luanti - Fish Massage

    Dennelton Mandiau
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    Location131 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu is the Tagal Sungai Moroli in Kampung Luanti. If you like something other than your average spa, Kampung Luanti is where you should go. Here, you will have the opportunity to try the fish massage. This fish massage is deemed to have heal or curative effect on those who suffer from psoriasis.OverviewThe word 'tagal' in the local kadazan-dusun dialect means 'no fishing'. The main purpose of 'tagal' is to preserve the environment as well as the ecosystem of the river for the benefit of the next generations. The Malaysian Mahseer or the Pelian fish…
  • Sabah Art Gallery Conservation Centre

    Dennelton Mandiau
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Sabah Art Gallery was founded in 1984. It is placed under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah under the administration of the Sabah Cultural Board. The objectives of the Gallery are to collect, store, preserve, interpret and exhibit both local and foreign works of art. And to date, the gallery has acquires over 3,000 pieces of artwork in its permanent collection in the form of paintings, carvings, sculptures, installations and so on, mostly by local artists. For more than two decades the gallery shared facilities with the State Museum and held exhibitions at various…
  • Practice of bound feet in China

    Dennelton Mandiau
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    In 1911 the Chinese government banned the tradition of foot-binding, described as a cruel practice for the sake of beauty by body modifications imposed on young girls since 10th century.Since the ban of the practice, number of women affected by this tradition declined and they are still a few aged of 80 to 90.Looking back in history, this extreme practice also occured in the traditions in a few other countries in the world.In general, this tradition was usually practiced by a number of middle and upper class women in China before the 20th century.At early age of 5 to 8, girls were required to…
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