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  • CEOs of Malaysia’s Largest Banks Share Top 10 Changing Trends in Banking Industry for Business

    Next Up Asia
    Michael Teoh
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    CEO Roundtable: Leadership in a Changing Global and Regional Financial Landscape at the 18th Malaysian Banking SummitThoughts from a Gen Y in the Corporate World during the CEO Rountable, summarised in 10 key points.Panelist:-        Mr. Ashok Ramamurthy, Group Managing Director, AmBank Group-        Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd-        Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, President, Malayan Banking Berhad-        Mr. Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad-        Mr. Sanjeev Nanavati, CEO Citibank BerhadModerated by: Tan…
  • Anwar claims Sedition Act being misused

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has claimed that the Sedition Act is being used selectively, which represents a gross affront to the democratic process.
  • Muhibbah Engineering secures RM100m chemical plant job

    Business News
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd has secured a Rm100mil contract to build an aroma chemical complex and facilities in Kuantan.
  • Aston Villa sign Tom Cleverley on loan in late deal

    The Malaysian Insider : All
    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Aston Villa have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan after squeezing through a deal after the close of the transfer window, the Premier League club said today. Agreement was reached for the 25-year-old, who has played 13 times for England, late on transfer deadline day on Monday but the move hung in the...
  • Press Release | Malaysia Must Not Become an Authoritarian State

    Malaysian Bar Council
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Malaysian Bar is heavily critical of the recent spate of arrests under the Societies Act 1966 and prosecutions under the Sedition Act 1948 and Penal Code. The raft of arrests and prosecutions of individuals lately shows that we are undergoing an intense period of oppression against citizenry and regression in the rule of law marked by the aggressive curtailment of rights and fundamental liberties under our Federal Constitution.These individuals are being charged for allegedly criticising or insulting political parties and critiquing or making comments, albeit adverse ones, with respect to…
 
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  • Aston Villa sign Tom Cleverley on loan in late deal

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Aston Villa have signed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan after squeezing through a deal after the close of the transfer window, the Premier League club said today. Agreement was reached for the 25-year-old, who has played 13 times for England, late on transfer deadline day on Monday but the move hung in the...
  • Schweinsteiger named new Germany captain

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (pic) was today named the new captain of world champions Germany by manager Joachim Loew. Loew turned to the 30-year-old to succeed Philipp Lahm, who stepped down from international duty after skippering Germany to the World Cup title in July. "Bastian will be a great and dignified captain of...
  • Beckham ‘sad’ over Danny Welbeck’s United exit

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham (pic) told the BBC today that he was "sad" to see home-grown striker Danny Welbeck leave the club for their Premier League rivals Arsenal. Welbeck, 23, was allowed to join Arsenal in a deal reportedly worth £16 million on Monday after United agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a...
  • Uganda fears for children as overseas adoptions boom

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African nation's children are being left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by a staggering increase in unchecked overseas adoptions. An official report, details of which were published today by the New Vision newspaper, said a boom in what it called the "international adoption industry"...
  • Kes Sime Darby: Menteri Pembangunan Tanah Sarawak beri keterangan

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Menteri Pembangunan Tanah Sarawak, Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing (gambar) memberi keterangan di Mahkamah Sesyen di Kuala Lumpur hari ini dalam kes membabitkan bekas Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Sime Darby Bhd, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zubair @ Ahmad Zubir Murshid. James Masing yang merupakan saksi ketiga disoal kedua-dua pihak pendakwa dan peguam bela...
 
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  • Press Release | Malaysia Must Not Become an Authoritarian State

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The Malaysian Bar is heavily critical of the recent spate of arrests under the Societies Act 1966 and prosecutions under the Sedition Act 1948 and Penal Code. The raft of arrests and prosecutions of individuals lately shows that we are undergoing an intense period of oppression against citizenry and regression in the rule of law marked by the aggressive curtailment of rights and fundamental liberties under our Federal Constitution.These individuals are being charged for allegedly criticising or insulting political parties and critiquing or making comments, albeit adverse ones, with respect to…
  • Peguam Muda Kebangsaan akan lancar kempen #MansuhAktaHasutan

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    ©Astro Awani (Used by permission) KUALA LUMPUR: Kempen #MansuhAktaHasutan yang akan dilancarkan Khamis ini merupakan 'promosi' berpanjangan selama satu tahun untuk memberi penerangan mengenai pemansuhan Akta Hasutan 1948.Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Peguam Muda Kebangsaan, Syahredzan Johan berkata, ini merupakan kali pertama diadakan bagi menuntut Kerajaan mengotakan janji untuk memansuhkan Akta Hasutan. Kempen ini sebenarnya satu kempen yang akan dianjurkan Jawatankuasa Peguam Muda Kebangsaan di bawah Majlis Peguam yang merupakan simbol menentang Akta Hasutan peninggalan British. Ini pertama kali…
  • Public Forum | Launch of Bar Council National Young Lawyers Committee’s #MansuhAktaHasutan ...

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    The Malaysian Bar has long advocated for the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 (“Act”). The Act is a draconian, repressive and archaic piece of legislation that undermines democratic institutions, and is an affront to fundamental liberties. In July 2012, the Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib b Tun Haji Abdul Razak, delivered a speech where he promised that the Government would repeal several undemocratic pieces of legislation, including the Act. In July 2013, the Prime Minister again reiterated the intention of the Government to repeal the Act and to replace it with a national harmony…
  • Lawyers: PPS arrests wrongful, cops liable to be sued

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    ©Malay Mail (http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/lawyers-pps-arrests-wrongful-cops-liable-to-be-sued) on 31 Aug 2014.KUALA LUMPUR, August 31 — The arrests of 154 Penang volunteer patrol unit (PPS) members including senior citizens and women were unlawful as the organisation has not been banned and could leave police open to lawsuits for illegal detention, several lawyers said today. Executive director at Lawyers for Liberty Eric Paulsen pointed out that the authorities must go through the necessary process of gazetting the PPS as an illegal organisation — as they did with…
  • Azmi faces sedition charge

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    ©The Star (Used by permission) PETALING JAYA: Uni­versiti Malaya law lecturer Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Sharom (pic) is expected to be charged with sedition today over comments made on an online portal over the 2009 Perak crisis.He is expected to be charged under Section 4(1)(b) of the Sedition Act 1948.Under the section, anyone who utters any seditious words faces a fine of not more than RM5,000, a jail term of not more than three years, or both, if found guilty.Azmi declined to comment on the possibility of him being charged for making the statements.The English online portal reported that the…
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  • CEOs of Malaysia’s Largest Banks Share Top 10 Changing Trends in Banking Industry for Business

    Michael Teoh
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    CEO Roundtable: Leadership in a Changing Global and Regional Financial Landscape at the 18th Malaysian Banking SummitThoughts from a Gen Y in the Corporate World during the CEO Rountable, summarised in 10 key points.Panelist:-        Mr. Ashok Ramamurthy, Group Managing Director, AmBank Group-        Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman, Silverlake Axis Ltd-        Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, President, Malayan Banking Berhad-        Mr. Osman Morad, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad-        Mr. Sanjeev Nanavati, CEO Citibank BerhadModerated by: Tan…
  • Young Entrepreneurs Inspiring Lives through Adversities

    Michael Teoh
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    The general consensus amongst society is that being born disabled is an affliction often associated with unhappiness, failure, dependency on others and helplessness. These young entrepreneurs have proven otherwise, inspiring lives through adversities.People often look at those with disabilities and think to themselves, what misery they must be in. But is that always true? Are those who are afflicted with physical disabilities really less capable than the rest of so-called “normal” society?Measuring society’s attitude and opinion toward the disabled is no easy task as these opinions are…
  • 10 Leadership lessons by CEO of Bursa Malaysia

    Jason
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    In collaboration with Bursa Malaysia, members of the Young Corporate Malaysians were specially invited to a Buka Puasa with Dato Tajuddin Atan, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, on Wednesday the 16th of July 2014. Below are 10 Leadership lessons at the Bursa Listing Gallery. 1. Acquire and develop knowledge and skills in your chosen skills. Understand how systems, structures and standard operating procedures of work.Lesson: once you have chosen specific field, practice what Malcom Gladwell popularized as the 10,000-hour rule. Spending enough time on a specific skill will get you somewhere.2. Be the…
  • ConcreteJungle #47 : Individium

    Patrick Lim
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Aaron created a periodic table that defines the many individualistic nature of fellow Malaysians; all beautifully presented on high quality fashion ware. He shares his origin story of starting Individium and gives his little insight on which characteristics best define Malaysians.Guest Aaron LamIndividium http://www. Individium.com http://www.facebook.com/Individium https://twitter.com/Individium Music The Give and take Composed and performed by Az Samad (http://www.twitter.com/azsamad)ConcreteJungle is a search for entrepreneurs of business venture or projects of thought provoking proportion…
  • MaGIC Entrepreneurs Dialogue Session 1

    Daniel CerVentus
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:42 pm
    MaGIC is launching their inaugural Entrepreneurs Dialog Session.  This is one the first key initiative from MaGIC which is to identify where are the pain points and challenges for a Malaysian Startup and the ecosystem as a whole.If you have something to complain or voice out, head over to their  here.The session will be held on the 20th of June. 10am-5pm in CyberjayaBelow is a map to give you a good idea on where in the Startup Life Cycle you are at. The post MaGIC Entrepreneurs Dialogue Session 1 appeared first on Next Up Asia.
 
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  • Panama City — Panama City, Panama

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Panama City - Panama City, Panama Panama City, Panama Where I stayed Hotel Montreal Panama City What I did Canal de Panama (Panama Canal) Panama CityWe arrived in Panama's capital city to find high-rise buildings lining the coast and huge ships just off its shores either coming or going through the Panama Canal. The skyline was impressive, especially for Central American standards. We didn't plan on being here for as long as we were - about 10 days, but we found it cheap and effortless in a time when we were ready to be stationary for a while. As soon as we learned to navigate the city on its…
  • Out for a Monday drive — Speyer, Germany

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Out for a Monday drive - Speyer, Germany Speyer, GermanyMom and I decided to take our rental car for a spin. We left Kapellen after breakfast and drove to Landau. My first experience ever driving in Germany. It was fun. The car we have is big for around here, so it becomes difficult in navigating through tiny streets and into parking lots. Another strange feature is when ever you stop at a stop light the engine goes completely dead and starts up again when you touch the gas. Weird sensation. We stopped at the Kauf Hof in Landau looked around and checked out Aldi which owns Trader Joes. The.
  • Walking with Cheetahs — Addo, South Africa

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Walking with Cheetahs - Addo, South Africa Addo, South AfricaToday John said we could come with him and some guests to the Cheetah Sanctuary. We got ready and left at about 10:30. It was about 40km away but I enjoyed the journey lookin at all the orange and lemon trees and African life. We arrived at the Sanctuary and realised we had forgotten our money, luckily John lent it to us. We were on a tour of six people, two of which were extremely ignorant Germans who were touching animals through cages even when asked not to. We saw some Serval, Caracal and beautiful Leopards. Our guide was very…
  • Painting — Addo, South Africa

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Painting - Addo, South Africa Addo, South AfricaErika and Josh were still away until this afternoon so Craig and I got up to do the 7am shift. We had a chilly morning. Then the sun finally decided to show its face, by mid morning it was scorching hot. Craig decided to finish the map he had been painting and I decided to tackle the frame. I took colour inspiration from the giraffes stood next to it and decided ona stripy pattern down each side. I planned on using six different colours but after doing lime, red and orange I decided I liked that better. After I had finished the stripes, I…
  • A real African adventure — Addo, South Africa

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    A real African adventure - Addo, South Africa Addo, South AfricaToday, I took my first trip into the park. Oh my goodness! What an amazing day!! I got up and got ready, the weather looked rubbish but I was optimistic that we would have some good sightings! I drew the curtains and saw a Hoopoe on the grass! It was a sign! I ran outside to see Craig and he spotted them too and told me there was two Hadeda Ibis behind the house too. We got some breakfast, said bye to Craig and jumped into the car with two German guests called Sebastian and Kate. We drove to the shop to get stuff for lunch and…
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  • ICT Happenings Week 5 of Aug 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    News for Week 4 of Aug 2014. PR - Aug 29, 2014 - Singaren Selects SDN-Ready Brocade Routing Core PR - Aug 28, 2014 - Malaysians Can Now Replace Their Laptops With Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3! PR - Aug 28, 2014 - New technology to ‘future-proof’ Iskandar Malaysia PR - Aug 27, 2014 - MOE Malaysia wins global award for bridging urban-rural digital divide with IT PR - Aug 27, 2014 - Elitecore Announces Pre-Integrated LTE Revenue and Customer Management Platform at USD @500K PR - Aug 27, 2014 - National Instruments Deployed Oracle HCM Cloud for HR Transformation PR - SG - Aug 27, 2014 -…
  • Microsoft: Hybrid Devices Will Rule

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Microsoft recently published an infographic detailing why hybrid device (tablet + laptop) such as the Surface Pro 3 will gain in terms of popularity. The argument presented was due to the rise of converged lifestyle (work and leisure) adopted by Malaysian and the less preferences for Siloed devices (using multiple devices for different dedicated purposes).Yes. I personally feel that after years of tablet prominence, where consumers simply would buy additional devices just for the fun of it or for leisure alone, people may opt to just go back to having one mobile device that addresses all…
  • Universal Robots presents the next generation of lightweight robots

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Press release: Malaysia, August 25, 2014Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of flexible industrial robot arms, has announced its third generation of the lightweight robots UR5 and UR10. Special features of the revised robot arms are the true absolute encoders, the eight new adjustable safety rated functions, twice the number of built-in I/O’s and the improved possibilities for connecting equipment to the control boxes. Integration of True Absolute Encoder to enable faster and easier set up for all applications Enhanced safety of the robots with eight new safety rated functions…
  • Computer Security Updates Week 5 of Aug 2014

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 2 of Aug 2014, the biggest news was about Russian cyber gang stole 1.2bn usernames and passwords. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Aug 29. 2014 - Jay Chou Launches Kaspersky New Security ProductsPR - Aug 28, 2014 - Kaspersky: NetTraveler Gets a Makeover for 10th Anniversary PR - Aug 28, 2014 - Sophos and Check Point Partner to Protect Corporate Networks from Non-Compliant Mobile Devices PR - Aug 26, 2014 - Kaspersky: Security Concerns Holding Back Usage of Online Payment Services PR - Aug 22, 2014 - Kaspersky announces…
  • ICT Happenings Week 4 of Aug 2014

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    News for Week 3 of Aug 2014, the biggest news was the collaboration between Huawei and TM R&D In Joint Innovation Efforts To Develop Next-Generation Access Technologies.PR - Aug 22, 2014 - TE Connectivity Launches Fiber Solution for Malaysian Data Centers PR - Aug 22, 2014 - Oracle Launches Social Station for Improved Productivity and User Experience PR- Aug 21, 2014 - Microsoft: Blurring Of Work & Life Requires Malaysian Companies To Reimagine IT PR - Aug 21, 2014 - Telefonica and Brocade Establish Benchmarks for NFV Deployment and Performance PR - Aug 20, 2014 - Enjoy 100% More Data…
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  • In defence of Merdeka

    rightways
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Tweet Independence has been achieved, yet has to be constantly defended, continuously renewed and expanded as the process of de-colonisation is on-going and new threats arise. THIS week marks the beginning of our 58th year of Independence. Much has been done to entrench sovereignty and independence on our land. But much more needs to be done. Colonialism did a comprehensive uprooting of traditional systems and replanted them with new ways, methods and systems to produce a chaotic and confusing amalgam of people, social patterns and economic modes. We are still shaking off the vestiges of that…
  • Island bliss

    Annelene Foss Svingen
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Emerald Bay – one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited In the middle of the ocean, surrounded by water, Malaysia have some of the best islands and beach resorts in the world. So far we have visited many places on the West Coast, saving Borneo and the East Coast for later. We have stayed on the mainland and on the Islands off the west coast, and have never been disappointed. The only negative experience so far is that the sea on the west coast is not ideal for snorkeling and swimming . However, this is compensated by stunning pools, world class spa experiences and…
  • Old faithful town of Malacca

    Journey Forgotten
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    It was way past dawn with the sun tangling up high on a beautiful Sunday morning. Yet, I wasn’t woke
  • Tandoori Chicken @ Little India, Penang

    travelchowdown
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Little India in Georgetown is a lively, vibrant neighbourhood with some fantastic food options. Walking down the road we saw this guy come out of the butchers with a large bowl of marinated chicken and it looked so good we decided to follow him to his restaurant. Stalking the man with the chicken Kapitan is a big restaurant on the main Chulia Street and always seems busy. We’ve already been twice for the Tandoori chicken. We ordered the set which includes a naan bread and sides and comes to 9RM (around £1.70). By far the best tandoori chicken we’ve ever eaten (and we’ve had…
  • Sayonara! I'm Turning Japanese!

    evilnymphstuff
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So I’m currently in a phase where I’m craving for Japanese stuff… mainly, food stuff. I believe it all started with a Japanese restaurant called M.O.F in which I bought a dish called ‘Shiro Maguro Shogayaki Jyu’. Yeah, whatever that means, it was delicious!   Then, I also noticed that lately I’ve been fond of Japanese authors, especially because each of the few books I read that was translated from Japanese always brought me into a weird but beautifully poetic story. And I’m reading Murakami at the moment, the famous 1Q84! And with that,…
 
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  • 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:…
  • IELTS Malaysia Test Dates 2014

    WJ C
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    IELTS Malaysia Test Dates 2014 2015 2016IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 25 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 9,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2.2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education,…
  • What is it like studying abroad in Cambridge University? Awesome first-year experience shared

    WJ C
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Study Overseas or Local?Share with us your amazing experiences and key learnings! Submit a guest post. Your guest post will be published here and be read by 25,000 real students like you! Get some inspiration and ideas: 1st Year University Life at University of Malaya (UM) 20 lessons learnt in USM – 2 years life as a local university student in MalaysiaMy Experience of Studying in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)University Life at International Medical University (IMU)Keputusan Permohonan Kemasukan Ke IPTA 2014/2015Kemasukan BPKP JPT/UPU: Keputusan Permohonan Kemasukan Ke IPTA bagi Lepasan…
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  • Maimi Yajima & Airi Suzuki Young Gangan Magazine (HD)

    Yein Jee
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Japanese pop idols Maimi Yajima and Airi Suzuki of girl group °C-ute in 2014-no.17 issue of Young Gangan [Jp], a biweekly magazine. Image via Nihongirls. There's more, read the full post » Maimi Yajima & Airi Suzuki Young Gangan Magazine (HD) 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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  • 10 Influential Tech Entrepreneurs And Their Contributions

    Azwan Jamaluddin
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Entrepreneurs build many of the things you use and love today. Think about it. Someone had to come up with an idea and then make the effort to build it up. Someone had to believe in that idea and fork over the money to make it reality. And when you finally unveil your creation, you have to hope that it will be successful to justify the effort put into it. Entrepreneurship is a really laborious and time consuming effort. Then again, there are those who enjoy the challenges and the rewards that it could bring when it does succeed. These people have founded many different companies and invest in…
  • Realistic iOS App Icons For Your Inspiration

    Anastassia Irina
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Generally when we look at the designs of icons for iOS apps, we don’t pay much attention to it, especially after we get used to looking at it on a daily basis. However, like all things involved in design, there is a lot of detail and consideration that needs to be taken when designing these icons. Ramotion have taken our perception of icons and elevated it even further by making them as realistic as possible. The elegant details and thought put into the designs are evident by the end-product itself, each one an example of both simplicity and complex ideas. Take a look at just some of…
  • 6 LinkedIn Alternatives To Grow Your Professional Network

    Fahad Khan
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Whether you’re a well educated person with adequate job experience or a fresh graduate with no experience at all, you may need a little bit more help in projecting yourself to the right people. Social networking has become such an integral part of our daily lives and it’s really important for all professionals to reap the benefits. There are many professional social networking sites available where you can not only create your resume and project your professional skills but which can also help you get connected. Nowadays, even senior professionals post job vacancies through these…
  • 10 Smart Home Devices For Home Automation

    Nels Dzyre
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Ever thought of turning your home into a smart home? Wouldn’t you love to be able to switch off the lights you left on even after you’ve got to the office? Or turn the air conditioning on before you get home from work? Smart Home devices also can let you monitor the safety of your home, unlock doors to friends for temporary access (even if you aren’t at home to receive them) and even turn your regular appliances "smarter". Though we’re starting with the most popular of the lot, Nest Thermostat, know that there are plenty of other smart home automation devices…
  • Fresh Resources For Designers And Developers – September 2014

    Thoriq Firdaus
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    We’ve journeyed through the depths of the Internet and yes, we are back with a bunch of new tools for you to choose from. This time we’ve got free books to help beginners get started on Typography and Node.js. We’ve also got a couple Javascript libraries and even a little something for you Emoji fans. Let’s dive right in. Practical Typography Typography is one thing that determines content readability. Though mastering typography would take you years of practice, if you are keen, you can start now by reading Practical Typography composed by Matthew Butterick. It will…
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    Malaysia Asia

  • Asia Music Festival 2014

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    The second Asia Music Festival 2014 promises the most electrifying eclectic mix of live music on stage comprising bands from the Asian region. This 2-day musical festival featuring artistes and musicians from Asian countries such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and homeground Malaysia. Held in the resort city of Miri in Sarawk Borneo, the AMF 2014 is set to bring the
  • Secret Art Garden

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    If you love all things art, craft and garden, the Secret Art Garden in Thailand is one of the places that you must-visit. It has been many years since I came across a very interesting place like this and a huge thanks goes to Tourism Thailand, who organised our exploration of outer Bangkok which brought us to visit this amazing place among many other places here in Khao Yai.  The Secret
  • Luxperience 2014 takes off in Sydney

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This weekend, luxury travel specialists will descend on Sydney to explore the latest in luxury and experiential tourism at Luxperience 2014 - an event that brings together over 300 travel agents with over 250  tourism operators from around the globe for three days of serious networking. Luxperience is the only global business exchange located in the Southern hemisphere dedicated to
  • Shibuya Photo of the Week

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Shibuya is my photo of the week. Having lived in Japan for almost 2 years in 1990, I visited one of my favourite places here - Shibuya in late 2012. Much has changed over the last 2 decades but the main attractions here is the Shibuya Junction, one of the most photographed places in Japan. Everyday during peak hours, thousands of people will crisscross this intersection from all angles and
  • 30-day extension of stay for visitors to Thailand

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    30-day extension of stay for visitors to Thailand Good news for those planning to visit or stay longer in Thailand. In another recent positive move to boost the Thai travel and tourism industry, the Immigration Bureau has allowed citizens of 48 countries and Hong Kong SAR to get a 30-day extension of their stay in Thailand after the expiry of their normal period of stay. The move is
 
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    HWM Singapore

  • M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled

    CPU-zilla
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    There is now a mobile plan targeted specifically for Persons with Disabilities and it’s being introduced by M1 today. The new ConnectSurf plan priced at S$25.68 for Persons with Disabilities will come with a total of 500 minutes of outgoing calls, up to 10,000 SMS/MMS messages and a generous 6GB data bundle. In order to [...] The post M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore

    CPU-zilla
    11 Dec 2013 | 12:00 am
    Did any of your favorite YouTube videos make the top 10 most viewed videos in Singapore for the year 2013? Find out which in the list below, and if you’re not a regular YouTuber, you may have missed a couple of these popular videos. So just to ensure you’ve seen them all, we’ve listed the [...] The post YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor

    CPU-zilla
    11 Sep 2013 | 1:58 am
    At the Intel Developer Forum 2013 opening keynote this morning, the new Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, described how Intel would keep its pace ahead in every slice of the computing continuum, from servers to desktops all the way down to mobile devices. Developing further into devices beyond mobile with the introduction of the new Quark processor, [...] The post Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards

    CPU-zilla
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:15 am
    It seems that Creative Technology is on a roll this week with multiple updates to their product lines. This time around, we have three new sound cards joining the lineup. Headlining the announcement is the new Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external USB sound card followed by the Sound Blaster Audigy Rx and Sound [...] The post Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC

    CPU-zilla
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:14 am
    Unveiling at IFA in Berlin this week are three new wireless speaker systems from Creative. The three models joining Creative’s T-series are the new flagship T4 Wireless Signature Series 2.1, the T30 Wireless Signature Series 2.0 and the T15 Wireless 2.0. These new high performance speaker systems will feature wireless connectivity and they will be [...] The post Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC appeared first on HWM Singapore.
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  • 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…
  • G Hotel Penang

    2 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: G Hotel Penang G Hotel Penang is seen as one of the best hotels at the Penang Island. We stayed here during the opening season, and had a very positive experience. The hotel shines because of its modern decoration, the relaxed mood, and the beautiful, big rooms and also the stunning pool. A nice side note is that the hotel is located right next to the popular shopping mall Plaza Gurney and it also lies within a few minutes’ walk of Gurney Paragon, another popular mall in Georgetown. Between the mall and the G…
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  • 10 Financial Milestones You Should Achieve by 30

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    As the famous expression goes “life really begins at 30”, individuals who are about to hit their 30 are approaching that time in their life where they may be facing huge financial milestones such as marriage, children, and buying a new home. By the time you reach 30, your attitude towards money should have matured, tempered by past mistakes and informed by new responsibilities. You find yourself no longer able to get away with being financially clueless anymore. Here are 10 financial milestones that every 30-year-olds should have achieved: 1. Financially independent By the age of 30, you…
  • Make This Merdeka Day A Day Of Financial Independence

    Iris Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Each national day, Malaysians would rejoice and celebrate our country’s independence from colonisation (for the 57th time this year). However, as the last firework sizzles and the last cheer of “Merdeka!” fades, each of us would go back to our lives, facing the same financial problems – be it clearing our credit card debt, or struggling to buy our first home. After 57 years, most of us still have not achieved the independence that we hope to achieve – financial independence. However, it is not impossible. iMoney have been continuously sharing various tips and tricks to help you…
  • Money Saving Deals To Check Out This Merdeka Day

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    “Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” Those were the golden words uttered by Tunku Abdul Rahman, on August 31, 1957 at Dataran Merdeka, followed by the sweet roar of the nation. It marked Malaysia’s independence after 446 long years of colonisation. Other than celebrating our independence, our national day is also a good time to catch some sweet deals and save some money. Here are some things you can get during this period and save some money! 1. Get a new smartphone If you need a new phone, now is the best time to get the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 for as low as RM199 with Maxis. This Merdeka…
  • 10 Eccentric, But Practical Ways To Save Money

    iMoney Research Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Heard of the dumpster diving culture in the West? Or perhaps, you may have watched or heard of American reality shows like Extreme Couponing and Extreme Cheapskates? There are many extreme and weird ways to save some bucks when circumstances demand it. Although most of these practices may not be applicable in Malaysia, we can still save money using these less-than-conventional ways: 1. Buy in bulk Have you ever seen people buying things in bulk during certain sales promotion periods? This is not really a new saving tip, but when we say “bulk”, we really mean it. If you are not planning to…
  • Investment Guide: You Have RM50,000. Now How Should You Invest It?

    Iris Lee
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Fifty thousand Ringgit is a vast amount of money for most people. It could wipe out debt and help pay off your student loan, car loan or even use as a down payment for a property. But what if you don’t need to and instead you’d rather use it to make more, what are your options? How and where to invest RM50,000 is dependent on a number of factors – time horizon, risk appetite, term of investment and your financial goals. Knowing the answers to these can help determine the investment strategy you should follow to achieve your goal. Very rarely can we be successful in building our wealth…
 
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  • Your Property Workout Plan (With Free PDF Download)

    Khai Yin
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    In one of our previous guides, we have talked about how to come up with a sensible “property buying plan” based on your own financial standing as well as your own personal criteria (time frame, risk tolerance, end game, etc). This is the “homework” that (IMHO) you should do if you’re buying a property, and with it you will be able to make your decisions in a structured, clear-headed manner. If you have missed the guide, go here (comes up in a new window). Once you have got your buying criteria all firmed up, it’s time to get out there and start looking at…
  • The GoodPlace Blacklist: Properties That You Should Avoid

    Khai Yin
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 are just recently released by NAPIC (it’s about half a year late but heck, it’s not my fault), and the picture’s ain’t pretty. The oversupply situation is now hitting red alert levels with KL getting hit the worst with 13.4% dip in transactional volume compared to the last quarter of 2013. Other major states like Selangor, Johor and Penang have also registered declines of 10%, 4.5% and 0.3% respectively. Last year the volume of transactions drop 10.9% year on year, and this year we are not going to be faring any better……
  • Property Portals: The Google Deathmatch

    Khai Yin
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Let me first get this straight. GoodPlace is not in the property classifieds business, and as such we are not in competition with iProperty, PropertyGuru and Propwall. However, as Google remains a major source of traffic as far as Malaysia property searches are concerned, we are all in a way competing for the same keywords, and by extension, the same SERPs (search engine ranking positions). Over-dependency on Google is never a good thing, but the reality is that a good chunk of property buyers in Malaysia go to search for properties online to either research and/or to look at listings.
  • 6 Sierra, D’Summit Residences, Suria Residence

    Khai Yin
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Image source: facebook.com/16sierra IOI Properties has recently launched Sierra 6 inside the 16 Sierra township in the south of Puchong. A leasehold development, Sierra 6 consists of 113 three-storey link homes with built-up area of some 3,526 sq ft (a spacious 27ft x 73ft in lot size). Prices are RM1.5 million upwards. According to the project plan, Sierra 6 is situated next to the central park which might give it a locational advantage over the other phases. (Notably, Sierra 1 faces the SKVE highway). Sierra 6 is part of the 16 Sierra township, named after the 16 themed gardens and a host…
  • Riverville Residences, Lakeville Residence, Skyz Residence

    Khai Yin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Image source: riverville.com.my Riverville Residences Launched in July, Riverville Residences is a freehold condominium project located in the Old Klang Road area by Alzac Viva. The condominium comprises of two blocks housing some 473 units with built-up areas ranging from 1,116 sq ft to 1,400 sq ft. Prices range from RM538,800 to RM988,800, corresponding to about RM520 PSF. Every unit is a corner unit which means that the layouts are comparatively spacious. Amenities include swimming pools, sports facilities, jogging tracks as well as a viewing deck situated on the roof. Take up rates have…
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  • 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…
  • Borneo Wildlife: Sun Bear

    Dennelton Mandiau
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    The Sun bear is the smallest of the eight bear species in the world. Its name is derived from the white to yellowish crescent markings on its chest which look like a setting or rising sun. Sun bear live in the tropical countries of Asia and because of the hot climate, they do not hibernate like other bears. Despite this, sun bears have thick and dense fur to protect them from sharp twigs and braches in the forest and also from heavy rain. They have sharp claws which they keep charpen by scratching on tree trunks. These claw markings are often the first indication on their presence in the…
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