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  • MH17: Mother receives caskets of daughter, grandson

    The Star Online : Nation Feed
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    KUCHING: Alone, she cries in grief over her loss of six family members in the MH17 tragedy.
  • Time Dotcom's net profit down

    Business News
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Time Dotcom Bhd’s second quarter ended June 30, 2014 net profit was down to RM44mil from RM390mil a year ago.
  • Mourinho hails unhappy benched Cech, says he will play

    The Malaysian Insider : All
    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Mourinho has praised Petr Cech for the goalkeeper's reaction to being left out of Chelsea's opening Premier League game of the season. Cech, the club's number one since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2004, sat on the bench during the 3-1 opening day victory at Burnley, with Thibaut Courtois named in the starting line-up. The Czech...
  • List of Struck-Off Members Wherein Appeal / Reinstatement Allowed

    Malaysian Bar Council
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Appeal No Member Date of Order Remarks Practice Status 1 Thavananthan s/o Balasubramaniam 12 June 2002 18 Sept 2009 - Appeal allowed by the Federal Court √ 2 Kenneth Godfrey Gomes 13 Apr 2004 25 Sept 2004 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 3 Suhaimi b Baharudin 13 Apr 2004 24 Sept 2004 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 4 Lai Chee Keong 13 Apr 2004 24 Sept 2009 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 5 Yeoh Peng Hoon 4 Aug 2004 6 Jan 2006 - Appeal allowed by the High Court 6 Gurmit Singh Hullon 8 Mar 2005 24 Apr 2006 - Striking-off set aside by the High Court √…
  • 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…
 
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  • Time Dotcom's net profit down

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Time Dotcom Bhd’s second quarter ended June 30, 2014 net profit was down to RM44mil from RM390mil a year ago.
  • MRCB net profit jumps to RM118.5mil

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd’s (MRCB) net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 jumped to RM118.5mil from RM5.8mil a year ago, boosted by the sale of its 30% stake in Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE).
  • Writeback on costs boosts Zelan earnings

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Zelan Bhd's posted net profit of RM12.57mil in the first quarter ended June 30, 2014, an increase of 60% from RM7.85mil a year ago, boosted by the writeback on costs.
  • Sunway plans RM2b Islamic debt note programme

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Bhd has proposed to issue Islamic debt notes of up to RM2bil in nominal value under the Shariah principle of Mudharabah.
  • Dayang Enterprise Q2 net profit up 54.8% to RM35.2mil

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd’s second quarter net profit rose 54.8% to RM54.63mil from RM35.27mil a year ago.
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    The Malaysian Insider : All

  • Mourinho hails unhappy benched Cech, says he will play

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Mourinho has praised Petr Cech for the goalkeeper's reaction to being left out of Chelsea's opening Premier League game of the season. Cech, the club's number one since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2004, sat on the bench during the 3-1 opening day victory at Burnley, with Thibaut Courtois named in the starting line-up. The Czech...
  • Two-day water cut around KL, Gombak from September 2 – Bernama

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Several areas in Gombak and the capital will experience a temporary disruption of water supply scheduled for two days starting September 2. Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) said in a statement that the disruption was due to upgrading works on the mechanical and electrical systems at the Wangsa Maju pump house by Tenaga Nasional...
  • Balotelli exit a sign of the times for fallen giants Milan

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Mario Balotelli's departure from AC Milan for Liverpool provoked few tears among Italian football fans with many saying 'good riddance' to the controversial striker. Balotelli (pic), 24, left Italy in a private jet at lunchtime on Friday and, provided he passes a medical, was due to be unveiled as a Liverpool player by the end of the day....
  • Gascoigne hitting the bottle, in trouble again

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne has been taken to hospital after being found slumped outside his home clutching a bottle of gin, a British newspaper reported Friday. The Daily Mirror said the 47-year-old Gascoigne, who faces eviction from his luxury flat in Poole on England's south coast because of complaints by neighbours, had...
  • Exco tinggalkan dewan semasa Ketua Pemuda PKR baru berucap

    editor@themalaysianinsider.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Baru sahaja memenangi kerusi Ketua Pemuda PKR, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad berdepan saat getir apabila sembilan daripada 20 ahli exconya bertindak meninggalkan dewan sebaik dia memulakan ucapan sulungnya di penghujung Kongres Tahunan sayap parti itu hari ini. Mereka tidak puas hati kerana Nik Nazmi akhirnya memegang jawatan itu selepas mengalahkan...
 
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    Malaysian Bar Council

  • List of Struck-Off Members Wherein Appeal / Reinstatement Allowed

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Appeal No Member Date of Order Remarks Practice Status 1 Thavananthan s/o Balasubramaniam 12 June 2002 18 Sept 2009 - Appeal allowed by the Federal Court √ 2 Kenneth Godfrey Gomes 13 Apr 2004 25 Sept 2004 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 3 Suhaimi b Baharudin 13 Apr 2004 24 Sept 2004 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 4 Lai Chee Keong 13 Apr 2004 24 Sept 2009 - Appeal allowed by the High Court √ 5 Yeoh Peng Hoon 4 Aug 2004 6 Jan 2006 - Appeal allowed by the High Court 6 Gurmit Singh Hullon 8 Mar 2005 24 Apr 2006 - Striking-off set aside by the High Court √…
  • The Late Lau Koh Kong, 63

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    The Johore Bar is saddened to record the passing away of one of its senior members, the late Lau Koh Kong of Kulai, Johore, on 11 Aug 2014. The funeral took place in Kulai on 15 Aug 2014.The late lawyer was a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, London and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 8 June 1984. In the Johore Bar seniority list, he placed No 116.In the early years, lawyers in Johore practised mainly in the big towns like Johor Bahru, Muar, Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kluang. The late Lau Koh Kong was one of the early pioneers to start out in the outlying district…
  • Use today to promote peace too, says Bar

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    ©The Star (Used by permission) PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar said today should not just be about commemorating MH17 victims, but a moment where Malaysians can collectively dedicate themselves to the cause of peace.“While we mourn and remember those who have died, let us also ­honour their memory by working to preserve life and promoting peace, unity and harmony,” said Bar Council president Christopher Leong in a statement yesterday.He said the tragedy was a ­reminder that Malaysia was part of a global village, where conflict occurring thousands of miles away could have an impact…
  • Bar Council Secretariat to Observe Minute of Silence on National Day of Mourning

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:58 am
    In conjunction with the national day of mourning today, the Bar Council Secretariat will observe one minute of silence this morning in respect and personal prayer for those who lost their lives aboard flight MH17, and their families and friends.The Malaysian Bar once again expresses and conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences to all — Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike — who have lost their dear ones, friends and colleagues on flight MH17. We share deeply in your immeasurable grief and loss, and hope that our collective empathy and solidarity provide some small measure of comfort…
  • Press Release | In Mourning Our Loss, Let Us Work to Preserve Life and Promote Peace, Unity and ...

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    The Malaysian Government has declared tomorrow, 22 August 2014, as a national day of mourning, to coincide with the return home of the remains of the first group of Malaysians who perished on board flight MH17.The Malaysian Bar joins all to mark this sad and solemn occasion. The tragedy continues to tear at the heart of all Malaysians, indeed all peace-loving people, throughout Malaysia and the world.The Malaysian Bar once again expresses and conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences to all — Malaysians and non-Malaysians alike — who have lost their dear ones, friends and colleagues…
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    Next Up Asia

  • 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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    Planet Malaysia

  • OhBulan: Rosyam Nor Atau Adi Putra, Yang Mana Pilihan Rita Rudaini?

    Noraniza
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Aduhai! Kalau saya jadi Rita Rudaini pun mesti pening kepala nak pilih mana satu. Dua-dua memang kacak dan macho gitu! Eh. Tapi jangan salah faham ya? Semua ini adalah dalam lakonan semata-mata. Tiada kena mengena dengan kehidupan realiti yang mana Rosyam Nor dan Adi Putra […] The post Rosyam Nor Atau Adi Putra, Yang Mana Pilihan Rita Rudaini? appeared first on OHBULAN!.
  • OhBulan: Mesti Tonton Syawal Ke-4 : Projek Raya Pak Nil & Lisa Surihani Di Astro Ria

    Amirah
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Pejam celik pejam celik, dah masuk raya ke-4 kan? Pantasnya masa berlalu, sibuk beraya sampai tak sedar kan? Maklumlah, ada yang dapat cuti seminggu. Hehe. Korang pun mesti dah penat berjalan menziarahi saudara dan teman rapat kan, jadi hari ini apa kata relax je dirumah. […] The post Mesti Tonton Syawal Ke-4 : Projek Raya Pak Nil & Lisa Surihani Di Astro Ria appeared first on OHBULAN!.
  • Swifty: Guardians of the Galaxy

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    (Wrote my thoughts on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY on Facebook just now, I'll post it here too, with slight revisions)I went to the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY press screening this morning. Looks really gorgeous on IMAX 3D. It's a really fun film, has a bit of everything, action, comedy, heart and a great soundtrack. (the original film soundtrack comes with two discs, one for the film score, the other are songs from the "Awesome Mix Vol.1" mixtape that the protagonist listens to on his old Walkman in the whole film)I wasn't really expecting much. I was just hoping that it would be better than, say,…
  • smashin' pOpstar: Bye Bye Taiwan!

    smashpOp
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    On the last day in Taipei, Joshua and I woke up early to search for the typical Taiwanese breakfast. We kinda found a shop selling these but it tasted to bad. Everything was either tasteless or … tasteless. Around noon, we checked out and big goodbye to the awesome FX hotel. Arriving at the airport early, we had coffee first! At the boarding gate. Bye bye Taiwan! This flight meal was so much better than the Taiwanese breakfast we had. dtsv.dtse_post_7425_permalink = 'http://www.smashpop.net/bye-bye-taiwan'; dtsv.dtse_post_7425_title = 'Bye Bye Taiwan!';
  • LimKitSiang: Dutch experts still unable to get to MH17 crash site

    Kit
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The Malay Mail Online JULY 31, 2014 KIEV, July 30 — Dutch police yesterday said it was unlikely they would be able to access the site of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine because of on-going combat. The head of the Dutch recovery mission in Ukraine, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, also said 68 Malaysian […]
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  • Day 5: Reaching Oguz — Oğuz, Azerbaijan

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Day 5: Reaching Oguz - Oğuz, Azerbaijan Oğuz, AzerbaijanI came back and did this stretch afterwards, backwards 1330. Superhike or Bust (Az 026) Bayan, September 13, 2012, Day 138 6 hrs,* 10.0 kms Right up to the last minute I was planning to head on to the large city of Gence in the middle of Azerbaijan, and then work my way back to Georgia. But then suddenly I realized that, hey, I haven't done a Superhike yet here in Azerbaijan... and although there haven't been any areas that have really gotten me inspired me to do a Superhike, I might really regret it if I leave this country…
  • Kunsthistoriches - Art History Museum — Vienna, Austria

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Kunsthistoriches - Art History Museum - Vienna, Austria Vienna, AustriaLong day today! We spent at least seven hours in this wonderful art gallery - with a short break in the middle for kaffee and yummy apple strudel at the Aida Cafe. At their peak of power in the 1500's, the Habsburgs ruled Austria, Germany, Northern Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. During the latter days of their reign, Emperor Franz Joseph built the Kundthistoriches Museum. It opened in 1891 to beautifully showcase artwork and to impress the empire with a truly outstanding building! (Actually, he built two matching…
  • The End of the Tour — Frankfurt, Germany

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    The End of the Tour - Frankfurt, Germany Frankfurt, Germany Where I stayed Hotel Excelsior FrankfurtIt's time to stop pedeling. I am going to finally wrap up our trip in this last blog. But writing these last few posts after returning home has allowed me to extend the trip by almost a month, as I upload photos and recall details of that last leg. Writing the blog has been almost like having two trips, the actual travel and then the reliving of all the experiences and places seen. Without the blog, I know our cycle trips would be a blur of canals, rivers, villages and towns without many…
  • First day in Vienna — Vienna, Austria

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    First day in Vienna - Vienna, Austria Vienna, AustriaWe had a relaxing morning as we were still recovering from jet lag. After lunch, we walked towards the Ringstrasse which encircles the old town, noticing and exploring along the way. "There's an inviting looking little coffee shop - look at the decor on that building", etc. After a restorative afternoon coffee break, we walked past several more baroque era buildings. The Opera House and the Hofburg Palace were two of the most striking. While walking through the Burggarten next to the Hapsburg Palace, we discovered a wonderful statue tribute…
  • Setting up account — Jakarta, Indonesia

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Setting up account - Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta, IndonesiaSo I set up my travel blog today seeing if it works  Sent from Samsung Mobile
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  • Culture ID 17417 (0x4409) is not a supported culture (VB.NET Remoting)

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    This exception happened to a deployment of client server application (build on .NET Remoting) with the following details: Server PC: Windows Server Standard Service Pack 2 Regional and Language Options: Formats: English (Malaysia) Client PC: Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3 Regional and Language Options: Formats: English (United States) Here is the thing.The exception was generated at client's side when it was invoking a remote call by passing in a string parameter using BinaryFormatter. Culture ID 17417 is referring to Formats: English (Malaysia). Therefore, it happens because Windows XP 2002…
  • Cyber security: Keeping track of threats to protect the rail network

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Based on the contributed article by Ammar Hindi, Managing Director at Sourcefire Asia Pacific (now part of Cisco Systems) In a nutshell, the article highlights greater anticipation towards the trend of security breaches onto public facilities such as the transportation system. Each day, hundred thousands of passengers travel along Malaysia’s railways with the multiple public transport operators responsible for the tracks, signals, overhead wires, tunnels, bridges, level crossings and most stations. Technology is used across its network for everything from delivering power, signalling…
  • ICT Happenings Week 3 of Aug 2014

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    News for Week 2 of Aug 2014, the biggest news was the announcement that WD Expanded NAS Storage Offerings with 6 TB, 5-Platter Hard Drive. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Aug 15, 2014 - WFT EducationⓇ launches Cloud Workshops and Seminars in Educational Institutions across India PR - Aug 15, 2014 - PAX will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from the 31 October – 2 November 2014. PR - Aug 15, 2014 - Kaspersky & Mensa launch Global Think Test PR - Aug 15, 2014 - Rackcorp Selects Brocade Ethernet Fabric As Strategic…
  • Dealing with Sales Call Harassment

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Yes, it is without a doubt, sales call has always been annoying and to certain extend qualified for harassment. For example, your trusted bank's insurance tele-sales department call you up to sell you insurance that you don't need and they want to close the sales on the spot by attempting to read the 10 pages terms and condition to you through the phone. As a bank, they knew that you are not entitled to claim for personal accident's death benefits if your death does not result from accident, yet they pressed on and on. Whoscall main screen showing unknown caller IDs In my humblest opinion,…
  • Computer Security Updates Week 2 of Aug 2014

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 3 of July 2014. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. Kaspersky - Aug 8, 2014 - The Epic Snake: Unraveling the mysteries of the Turla cyber-espionage campaign CyberArk - Aug 7 , 2014 -Russian cyber gang steals 1.2bn usernames and passwords Symantec - Aug 6, 2014 -Russian Hack – The Death of Passwords? PR - Malaysia - Jul 31, 2014 - API Gateway from CA Technologies Receives Common Criteria Certification PR - Malaysia - Jul 31, 2014 - Protecting Critical Data in the Financial Sector PR - Malaysia - Jul 31, 2014 - Koler…
 
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  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Yay or Nay?

    taiyoguchi18
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    If you’ve seen people on your news feed dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves, or maybe one of your relatives have thrown a challenge for you to do so — before you spur on it, know the reason behind the zest. Perhaps some of us are not aware that “The Ice Bucket Challenge” was actually started as a normal fundraising campaign for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease that surprisingly become a viral internet sensation in a short period of time, raising $41.8 million in donations for ALS Association, which shows a huge increase compared to last year that…
  • Travel Diaries - Penang Hill

    tacokitten
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    “You haven’t been to Penang until you’ve been to Penang Hill.” – That is the tagline for Bukit Bendera, or Penang Hill, the highest point on the island and one of the must-visit tourist places here. Situated about 6km from George Town in the district of Air Itam, the Hill is accessible via funicular train. Officially opened as an attraction in 1923, the place was a resort for wealthy merchants and English lords in the 1800s and early 1900s, when Malaya was under British rule. Funicular train ride (two-ways) cost RM30 for non-malaysians and RM8 for Malaysians. Us…
  • Ready for a Photo in Georgetown, Malaysia.

    avargasdenzer
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Malaysia   A couple is ready for a Photo at one of the murals in the World Heritage City of Georgetown, in Penang Island, Malaysia.     Penang, was the main gate in Malaysia during the Colony times.
  • Penang August Getaway

    myfeettomylens
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Went Malaysia for the first time in XX years! Oh boy! Fancy hearing a Singaporean who has not been t
  • Thai Junta Chief Nominated to Be Prime Minister

    johnib
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Gen. Prayuth Faces Mandatory Retirement From Army Next Month By James Hookway Wall Street Journal Updated Aug. 21, 2014 7:12 a.m. ET General Prayuth Chan-ocha is expected to accept the nomination of Thailand’s rubber-stamp legislature three months after the military coup. The WSJ’s James Hookway tells us what this means for the future of politics in Thailand. BANGKOK—Thailand’s rubber-stamp legislature nominated army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to become prime minister Thursday, giving him the chance to swap his military uniform for a business suit nearly three months…
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  • 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/ Scholarship Openings20 August 2014: Yaw Teck Seng (YTS) Foundation Scholarship Awards (Previously known as Samling Scholarships)Open throughout the year: Elena Cooke Education Fund (Sunway Education Group & KBU International College)Band 9 in IELTS?!! No problem!!!by Nick Chung [Writing Contest 2014 ★ Winner ★] IELTS, the International English Language…
  • 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…
  • The Key Benefits of Being Able to Speak English

    WJ C
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Key Benefits of Being Able to Speak EnglishGuest post written by Helen WallisWriter's note: The research for this piece was conducted alongside Tti English language school in London.Even today, English is still considered to be the language of global business. It is thought that the number of people that speak English as a second language far exceeds those that call it their mother tongue. Those who are thinking of moving to England or an English speaking country like the United States will need to learn how to speak English in order to make communicating with others easy. Whilst many…
 
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    YeinJee's Asian Blog

  • Jun Ji-hyun SHESMISS Fall 2014

    Yein Jee
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun modelling for women clothing brand SHESMISS [Kr] Fall 2014 jacket collection. The lady has been busy with numerous endorsements since hitting the jackpot with popular TV series My Love From the Star earlier this year. There's more, read the full post » Jun Ji-hyun SHESMISS Fall 2014 from YeinJee's Asian Blog
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  • 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,…
  • MySQLNoSQLCloud 2014 – Edition #3

    Colin Charles
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    I’ve enjoyed visiting Buenos Aires once a year for the MySQLNoSQLCloud event, put together by the awesome people at Binlogic (in particular, their proprietor Santiago Lertora). It’s happening again in 2014, which by my count is the third edition, and there’s a twist: Buenos Aires on 13 & 14 November, and Cordoba on 17 November. It’s never been held in Cordoba before (like an annex event), so I think this could be extremely exciting. If you’re looking to speak, send Santiago a note at events@binlogic.com (or leave a message here). I’ll put you in touch with him. If you’re…
  • Percona Live London Call for Presentations

    Colin Charles
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    Europe traditionally doesn’t have many MySQL-dedicated conferences, which is why I personally enjoy Percona Live London, now in its 2014 Edition. This year it happens November 3-4, and the call for presentations is still open — till August 17th. The topic list is growing as the MySQL ecosystem matures: DevOps, cloud, security, case studies and what’s new are things you don’t often see. Tutorials are also welcome, of course. Location-wise, London can’t be beat. And happening at Gloucester Road, you’re on the District/Circle/Picadilly lines to go to many fun places. If you don’t…
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  • How To Make Your Content Hard to Replicate

    Issa Mirandilla
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Did you know that the Internet has approximately 3.3 billion indexed pages at the moment–and counting? That translates to a mind-boggling 33 billion links to web content, assuming each page has 10 entries. Let that sink in. If you’re a reader, that’s way more information than you can consume in a lifetime. If you’re an online content creator, that’s at least a million times larger than the competition you probably had in mind when you first turned to the Internet to make a living — granted, that figure includes every piece of content on every single niche…
  • Top 10 Free Windows 8.1 Security Apps You Should Get

    Ashutosh KS
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Windows 8.1 might have enhanced its built-in security features compared to its predecessors, but you might still need third-party apps that are optimized to help you secure your sensitive data to get the job done right. To that end, we will be listing 10 Windows 8.1 security apps that are primed to keep your images, messages, email and data in general, safe from prying eyes. There are apps that help you encrypt data for transfer, password generators, hash generators, deletion software (that really wipe out your deleted data, making them exit no more) and more options to help you secure your…
  • 10 Most Asked Questions About Linux

    Azwan Jamaluddin
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    You have probably heard of Linux as the free alternative to Windows and OS X. It’s one of the most popular free PC operating systems out there and chances are, you are already using it without realizing. Did you know that your Android phone is powered by Linux? It is an incredibly versatile piece of code that can fit the needs of almost any user. If you are looking for something different to try on the desktop besides Mac and Windows, you should really give Linux a try. Not only is it free, it is extremely customizable. Similar to Android on the smartphone, you can customize Linux to…
  • 5 Things Your Brand Must Have Besides A Logo

    Addison Duvall
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Lots of people, many designers included, think a “brand” is just a nice looking logo. Wrong. So, so wrong, designers. A brand is about a lot more than simply a logo, or a stationery set, a cool t-shirt, etc. As a branding creative director, I’ve accumulated a bit of knowledge about what, exactly, goes into a successful brand that users truly connect with. Today, I’m going to take you through the 5 essential things I believe a brand needs other than a nice looking logo, which is also important, but it’s also sort of a given, right? Recommended Reading: 5 Tips To…
  • Should You Hire A Web Designer Or Use a Web Builder?

    Rean
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Web builders are basically a magic toolbox for non-web designers. What was once out of people’s reach can now be grasped with just little effort. But there are things that web builders can’t do that web designers can. The question now is, should you hire a web designer to make your website for you or just use a web builder and build it yourself? Web builders like Wix, IMCreator, Weebly, and Jigsy have helped millions of people create websites easily, even without Photoshop or coding experience. For people with small website needs, these tools are of great help. There are many web…
 
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  • Thailand takes No.1 spot in new Global Beachfront Awards

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    Le Paradis Boutique Resort at Chewang, Koh Samui - Photo John Everingham Firstly, congratulations to Thailand for taking top spot in this award. Next, I was quite surprised that Malaysia never did make it into this list but then again, after reading the criteria carefully, these awards goes to "the number of true beachfront accommodation establishments a country offers, and include all levels
  • Sarawak Diving Packages

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Sarawak has always had diving spots which have not been popularized but recently, Tourism Malaysia introduced six scuba diving packages to help make Sarawak the next diving haven. The "Sarawak Adventure Dive" 2014/15 package was launched at the Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Travel Fair at Mid Valley shopping centre on the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 August 2014.  Tourism Malaysia has also collaborated
  • Mariah Carey Tickets Launch in Malaysia

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Mariah Carey Tickets Launch in Malaysia will be held this Sunday 17th August at Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya and IME Productions is proud to announce 'ME. I AM MARIAH' Live in Malaysia 2014. This much awaited concert which is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and
  • Mabul Island

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    One of the most interesting islands of Sabah Borneo is Mabul Island. Located about 30 minutes from the town of Semporna in the east coast of Sabah, this island is home to resorts, local Bajau's and also the Pelauk or Sea Gypsies. While most scuba divers would already know this island as it is the main gateway to the world famous Sipadan Islands, new tourist have found this place a heaven for
  • Is Malaysia Safe from the Ebola Virus?

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Is Malaysia Safe from the Ebola Virus? This is now a common question that has been asked by not only Malaysians but many foreigners that plan to visit Malaysia. Since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus in Africa in February 2014, many were clueless on the effect of the virus and carried on normally with life as normal. Since July 2014, the outbreak of the virus had caused a worldwide
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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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  • 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…
  • Orange Pekoe

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Orange Pekoe Orange Pekoe is a popular guesthouse within the Bukit Bintang area in the center of Kuala Lumpur. The guesthouse was originally named The Nest, but decided on a name change after other guesthouses (of less quality) decided to use the same name. The guesthouse is located at a very good spot in the center of KL, at walking distance of several sights. The Bukit Bintang area is especially popular due to the large amount of shopping malls. The very popular shopping center Pavilion KL is at no more than a…
  • Berjaya Langkawi Resort

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Berjaya Langkawi Resort The Berjaya Langkawi Resort is located along a beautiful bay named Burau bay. The resort has various beautiful wooden villas which are placed along the area. The resort is positioned against the slope of the mountain Mat Cincang, hiding within the jungle while monkeys are walking under the wooden villas on stilts. The houses have a beautiful interior, with a large balcony and a magnificent view looking over the bay. There is also free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a minibar. Apart from the…
 
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    The Rakyat Post

  • UN rights chief slams Security Council for failures to act

    THE RAKYAT POST
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22, 2014: Outgoing United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security. “I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by this council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Pillay told the 15-member body during her final briefing after six years as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She said crises in Syria, Afghanistan, Central African…
  • Analysts differ on Dr Mahathir’s criticism of Najib

    SUKHBIR CHEEMA
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22, 2014: Despite the criticism hurled towards Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former’s position in Umno remains stable, political analysts say. Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat says “prime-minister” bashing has always been Dr Mahathir’s hobby, however Umno lawmakers should know better than to turn to the former premier for wisdom. “He had shot down Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and now has his sights on Najib., “The question is, are Umno members deprived of wisdom that they have…
  • Muhyiddin satisfied with smooth flow of funerals for MH17 victims

    THE RAKYAT POST
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    MUAR, Aug 22, 2014: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said he was satisfied with the smooth flow of the burial ceremonies and last rites for MH17 victims in various parts of the country. Speaking at the funeral for MH17 victim Mohd Ali Mohd Salim, 30, who was from Pagoh, Johor, Muhyiddin, who is also Member of Parliament for Pagoh, said he was also satisfied with the smooth flow of Mohd Ali’s funeral at the Kampung Raja Muslim burial ground, which was also attended by thousands of local residents. Earlier, Muhyiddin had joined the thousands of locals in performing…
  • Newly-elected PKR Youth chief faces walk out at Congress

    G. SURACH
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    SHAH ALAM, Aug 22, 2014: The PKR Youth Congress ended on a sour note for its newly-elected chief, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, when nearly half of the wing’s elected central committee members walked out of the congress  as he came forward to present his speech today. Citing irregularities during the controversial party elections that had recently concluded, one disgruntled PKR Youth central committee member said the walkout was a protest against Nik Nazmi’s leadership. “We felt that there were some doubts over  the PKR branch in Pensiangan, Sabah, where fraud was believed to…
  • Spanish mayor slammed over bra-stripping threat in lifts

    THE RAKYAT POST
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    MADRID, Aug 22, 2014: A Spanish mayor apologised on Friday after an outrcy over his comments that lone women in lifts could rip off their bras and skirts to make false accusations of assault. “I have qualms about getting into an elevator,” the conservative mayor of Valladolid in central Spain, Francisco Javier Leon de la Riva, told Spanish radio on Thursday. “Imagine you get into an elevator and there is a girl who is out to get you, she enters with you, tears off her bra or skirt and flees shouting that you have tried to assault her,” he said. “Beware of this…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • You Wouldn’t Believe How Easy It Is To Clear That RM10,000 Debt

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    One of the biggest challenges most people have is the looming amount of credit card, overdrafts and personal loan debts built up over the years. With balances up to RM10,000 at 20% interest, they find themselves paying more than RM500 per month in interest expense alone, never able to reduce the principal balance of their debt, which adds up to more frustration and pain. So, what do you do if you have outstanding debt of RM10,000 and you want to settle it in two years? Having significantly less debt allows you to save up for a house down payment or marriage. Putting these principles into…
  • Your Ultimate Guide To Buying An Auctioned Property

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Buying an auctioned property can be a smart investment choice as these properties can be obtained at a fair or below market value without having to go through any long drawn negotiations between the seller and buyer. As such, the time required to purchase a property is shorten and the risk of abandoned housing developments can be avoided. It is advisable for you to know the basic auction process, understand all the terms and conditions involved and do enough homework prior to the bidding, to avoid costly pitfalls. Buying an auctioned property is by no means easy. The following 10-steps…
  • 8 Things That Can Devalue Your Home

    iMoney Research Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    With the property prices going upward for the past few years in Malaysia, many property owners would have celebrated the spike in value for their properties. However, not every property or location enjoy this appreciation, some still plunged in value, too! Here are some of the factors that may have caused the depreciation of the unfortunate few properties: 1. Disaster-prone location The clichéd saying most property investors repeat as a mantra, “Location! Location! Location!”, is still true.  Property values are always closely correlated with where the properties are located. Just like…
  • Is Going International The REIT Way?

    Iris Lee
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    One of the beauty of investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) is the diversification benefit it offers, compared to direct equity real estate investments. Investing in REITs rather than buying actual commercial assets allow for more effective and efficient way to diversify one’s real estate portfolios as they tend to be more liquid. While REITs originated in the U.S. and Australia, international REITs have sprung up around the world offering investors access to new and exciting markets. In Malaysia, the top five REITs in 2013 are, IGB REIT, Pavilion REIT, Sunway REIT, CapitaMalls…
  • 10-Step Plan To Save For The Down Payment For Your First Home

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    Everyone dreams of owning their own house someday. However, most people failed at saving up the hefty down payment that come with home buying. Though there are options out there for the middle to lower income groups to get a house without paying a huge upfront amount, such as PR1MA, most of us who are not qualified or are looking for other locations, would still need to fork out an additional initial payment to fund for the house down payment and the additional costs that comes with it. Some of you may opt to withdraw from your Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Account 2 to fund your house down…
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    GoodPlace.MY

  • 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…
  • The Upcoming Disruption In Online Property

    Khai Yin
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    It has now been a full year since I started GoodPlace.my, and if I’m going to summarize my startup experience so far, it’s this – property is a funny business. It’s possibly the single largest purchase that most Malaysians make in a lifetime, and yet agents are now struggling more than ever to earn their commissions. Agents come to my office frequently, and I therefore get to hear about the challenges that they face on multiple fronts – the sellers, the buyers, and their competitors. Property is no longer a “relationship” business. Indeed, building…
  • Home Buyers: I Want You To Know This

    Khai Yin
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Long-time GoodPlace readers will know that I run a service called the DealMatcher where I match home buyers with agents (you can read more about the service here). Many home buyers are pretty happy with the service and I’m pleased to be able to connect them to good agents. It warms my heart to read these positive comments. However, I’d be lying to you if I tell you that everything is honky dory. Indeed, out of the 550+ DealMatcher requests we have processed so far, we have dealt with a good number of “difficult” home buyers who are nay impossible to please. Let me…
  • How To Develop Your Own Unique Property Buying Strategy

    Khai Yin
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    As part of the DealMatcher service (where I help connect home buyers to our panel agents), one of the first things that I ask the home buyers is that if they have got a buying strategy in place. You see, many inquiries that I receive can be pretty thin on details, and in order to help, I would need more details than the plain vanilla request a la “Khai Yin, I want a Mont Kiara unit with 5% yield.” Indeed, now that I’ve dealt with more than 550+ DealMatcher requests I can attest to the fact that most Malaysians buy property haphazardly. There’s absolutely no clear plan…
  • The Paradox Of Money Making In Property

    Khai Yin
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    When we published our guide on unconventional strategies of uber successful investors couple of weeks back, I have received a flurry of comments specifically on Munirah’s pearl of wisdom presented in the article:- If you’re in this just to make money and “achieve financial independence“, you’re doing it wrong. Munirah Harry, a long-time GoodPlace.my (and KLCCcondominiums.my) reader posted the following in the comments section - After a couple of weeks, I have finally managed to track down Munirah (she travels a lot as she invests internationally and manages a family office in…
 
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  • 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…
  • Flying Motorcycle Marketed In 2016

    Dennelton Mandiau
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    A Dutch motoring company has opened a new era in the world of transportation when producing the world's first flying motorcycle and it will be sold in the market in 2016.Motorcycle named Pal-V One Helicycle or The Helicycle has been produced for many years by the Pal-V and has the ability to be used on land or in the air.Even the use of dual function motorcycle is valid in law and the owner must obtain a special license Light-Sport Aircraft Certification.According to the firm of Pal-V, The Helicycle can reach speeds up to 180 kilometres per hour and can reach speeds of 0 to 96 kilometres per…
  • Nordstrom Tower - The World's Tallest Residential Building

    Dennelton Mandiau
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Nordstrom Tower which is currently under construction, will be the tallest residential building in the world when completed in 2018.Located at 227 West, 57th Street, this skyscraper with a height of 540 metres will be the tallest building in the western hemisphere, higher than that of the One World Trade Center. Although One World Trade Center has a height of 541 meters which is one metre higher than the Nordstrom Tower.The Nordstrom Tower will rise above the heights of another world residential building, the Mumbai World One Tower and 432 Park Avenue. The Nordstrom Tower has an area of…
  • John Philip Holland and the Submarine

    Dennelton Mandiau
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Irish inventor John Philip Holland built a model submarine in 1878, followed by a number of failed ones. In 1896 he designed the Holland Type VI submarine. The vessel made use of internal combustion engine power on the surface and electric battery power for submerged operation. Launched on 17 May 1897 at Nixon's Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The United States Navy bought Holland VI on 11 April 1900, becoming the U.SNavy's first commissioned submarine and renamed USS Holland.Commissioned in June 1900, the French steam and electric Narval employed the now typical double-hull…
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