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  • CES : Robotics Exhibits Grow by 25 Percent at the 2015 International CES

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    30 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    A heads-up from CES. From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the world and monitor their health and environment. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that robotics exhibits at the 2015 International CES® have grown 25 percent from the 2014 CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends,…
  • Malaysian teenager among two nabbed for alleged drug trafficking in Singapore

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    19 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    SINGAPORE: Two Malaysians, one of them in his teens, were detained by Singapore authorities in separate incidents here Thursday, suspected of being drug couriers.
  • Taliworks takes over New North Klang Straits Bypass Expressway for RM265mil

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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    KUALA LUMPUR: Taliworks Corporation Bhd has received a letter of award from the Government to take over the New North Klang Straits Bypass Expressway from Lebuhraya Shapadu Sdn Bhd for RM265mil.
  • Malaysia, Australia sign MOU to fight transnational crime – Bernama

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    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Malaysia and Australia are joining forces to fight transnational crime. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (Mou) in Pulau Langkawi today, to provide cooperation among the various enforcement agencies of both countries, including policy and legal aspects. The MoU was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi...
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  • Malaysia, Australia sign MOU to fight transnational crime – Bernama
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Malaysia and Australia are joining forces to fight transnational crime. This follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding (Mou) in Pulau Langkawi today, to provide cooperation among the various enforcement agencies of both countries, including policy and legal aspects. The MoU was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi...
  • Penggodam mesin ATM akan diekstradisi dari London
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dengan bantuan polis London akan mengekstradisi seorang lelaki bagi membantu siasatan kes menggodam 17 mesin juruwang automatik (ATM) yang membabitkan kerugian lebih RM3 juta September lepas. Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Komersial (Jenayah Siber dan Multimedia) Bukit Aman, SAC Mohd Kamrudin Md Din...
  • Petrol can go below RM2 if price slide continues, says deputy minister
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    The retail price of RON95 and diesel may go below RM2 a litre from January 1 next year if global oil prices continue to fall, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan. He said based on the first 18 months of December when the average price of these two fuels had fallen below RM2 a litre, retail prices could be fixed lower if the trend...
  • MACC says nothing wrong in Sarawak road projects award
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it did not find anything wrong in the award of tenders for three infrastructure projects in Sarawak, but said it would welcome new information on the issue. Its investigations department director, Datuk Mohd Jamidan Abdullah said checks were conducted after a report was lodged on September...
  • EC dutybound to meet Penang committee over redelineation, says Guan Eng
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today urged the Election Commission (EC) to meet with its representatives over the redelineation exercise, saying refusal to do so goes against the spirit of consultation provided for in the Elections Act 1958. He said by turning down the request from the state representative committee on electoral...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Vision Four Media will have had at least 5 years' experience in a similar capacity with a leading magazine. This post encompasses writing articles, copy editing, proof reading and interviewing Malaysia's leading personalities in sports, business, fashion
  • Kikwete Appoints Mataragio New TPDC Chief Executive -

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    Kikwete Appoints Mataragio New TPDC Chief ExecutiveAllAfrica.comAmong major international Gas and Oil firms he worked with while employed by Bell Geospace include Petrobras (Brazil); BP; Anadarko; Tullow; Pemex (Mexico); ANP (Brazil), Ecopetrol (Colombia); Petronas (Malaysia) and Vale Rio Doce. ... Rolla University
  • KL shares open higher - New Straits Times Online

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Malaysia ChronicleKL shares open higherNew Straits Times OnlineKUALA LUMPUR: Shares on Bursa Malaysia opened higher today, lifted by buying support in selected blue-chips. At 9.03am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,710.55, up 10.6 points, after opening 6.52 points higher at ...KL shares open HIGHER on buying supportMalaysia Chronicleall 29 news articles »
  • Citizen-Soldiers provide USARPAC with capabilities - Hawaii Army Weekly

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Hawaii Army WeeklyCitizen-Soldiers provide USARPAC with capabilitiesHawaii Army WeeklyEvery year in September, 9th MSC Soldiers travel to Malaysia to train with their Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) counterparts. The 9th MSC has been involved in Keris Strike since 1994. One of the participants this year, Lt. Col. John McGowan, first and more »
  • Malaysia Announces the Next Phase in Its Plan to Become a Leading Global ... -

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    Crowdsourcing.orgMalaysia Announces the Next Phase in Its Plan to Become a Leading Global Crowdsourcing.orgThe creation of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) in 1996 was the earliest strategic initiative of the NITC, established with the aspiration of developing Malaysia as a global hub for ICT and to become the preferred location for ICT innovations
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  • Easy Taxi staying on in Malaysia - The Rakyat Post

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:41 am
    The Rakyat PostEasy Taxi staying on in MalaysiaThe Rakyat PostHe admitted that Easy Taxi is now undergoing a rationalisation exercise “to realign our resources in Malaysia”, but reiterated that this exercise is aimed solely to “achieve greater operational efficiency while focusing on maintaining customer and more »
  • Sydney woman Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto makes first court appearance in ... - The Age

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:19 am
    The AgeSydney woman Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto makes first court appearance in The AgeBangkok: A Sydney grandmother facing the death penalty in Malaysia covered her face as she made her first court appearance in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, who lawyers say is struggling to come to grips with the severity of her ...Malaysia court charges Sydney mother with drug possession over discovery of ABC OnlineMalaysia charges Australian mother of four with drug traffickingThe Straits TimesSydney mum facing death in MalaysiaYahoo!7 NewsSBSall 42 news articles »
  • China's GDP Revision Adds Output Equal to Malaysian Economy - Bloomberg

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:27 pm
    BloombergChina's GDP Revision Adds Output Equal to Malaysian EconomyBloombergChina revised the size of the economy by $308.8 billion, adding almost the entire output of Malaysia. The gross domestic product of the world's second-largest economy was 58.8 trillion yuan in 2013, according to the results of a nationwide economic and more »
  • USIM student to represent Malaysia at International Holy Quran Competition in Iran - New Straits Times Online

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 pm
    USIM student to represent Malaysia at International Holy Quran Competition in IranNew Straits Times OnlineNILAI: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) student Mohamad Husaini Mahmud, 22, has been selected to represent Malaysia at the 5th International Holy Quran Competition for Muslim Students, to be held at Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran, from Jan 1 to 4 next ...
  • Thailand downs Malaysia 2-0 in final AFF Suzuki Cup match - The Rakyat Post

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    The Rakyat PostThailand downs Malaysia 2-0 in final AFF Suzuki Cup matchThe Rakyat PostThailand beat Malaysia 2-0 in the first leg of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup final at the Rajamangala National Stadium, here tonight. Chryl Chappuis scored a penalty in the 70th minute and T. Kroekrit scored Thailand's second goal just minutes before the Thailand 2-0 Malaysia: War Elephants have one hand on the trophyGoal.comSoccer Friday: The homegrown coach who put pride back in the Malaysia shirtJakarta PostThailand outclass Malaysia in AFF Suzuki Cup (updated)The Star OnlineNew Straits Times…
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  • Former Sodomy II cop wins court bid to practise law, with conditions

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    ©Malay Mail (Used by permission) KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — A former policeman who led the investigations in Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s second sodomy case has finally got his dream of becoming a practising lawyer, following a High Court ruling allowing his admission to the Bar.The Ipoh High Court rejected the Bar Council's objection to Jude Pereira's petition, but said the ex-policeman must undergo an eight-hour human rights training stint with the legal profession's regulator before he can be admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, The Star daily…
  • Suhakam: Call them 'undocumented migrants', not 'illegal immigrants'

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    ©The Star (Used by permission)by VICTORIA BROWN PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is calling for stronger efforts to eliminate the stigma and discrimination faced by migrants in commemoration of International Migrants Day on Thursday.Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam urged for the use of proper terminology to be used when referring to undocumented or irregular migrants. The Commission wishes to remind the media that the term 'illegal immigrant' is not a legal concept and is inaccurate, as the person concerned is not illegal, said Hasmy in a statement.He also…
  • Indira Gandhi case ruling sets worrying precedent, says lawyer

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    ©Malay Mail (Used by permission) KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 — The Court of Appeal’s decision not to enforce a mandamus order on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in a child custody tussle raises concern that any civil servant can choose to ignore a court order, the lawyer for M. Indira Gandhi said today.M. Kulasegaran, who represented Indira in her bid to be reunited with her daughter who was snatched by her convert ex-husband five years ago, said the court “seems to have failed to appreciate” that the IGP is legally bound to abide by the Police Act and enforce a court order without…
  • ‘Child marriage a dangerous risk’

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    ©The Star (Used by permission)by LOSHANA K. SHAGAR PETALING JAYA: Women’s groups are concerned with a report stating that 80,000 married women in Malaysia are still in their teens, saying that child marriage could be disastrous as it is detrimental to the mental and physical health of the youngsters.Women’s Aid Organisation executive director Ivy Josiah said those below the age of 18 were not physically or mentally ready for marriage commitments.“This is especially so for girls, whose young bodies are not ready for pregnancy and subsequent childbirth. It is a contributing factor to…
  • Speech by Christopher Leong, President of the Malaysian Bar, at the Public Forum on Police ...

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    Yang Amat Berhormat Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang; Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, Chairperson of the Penang Bar Committee;Dato M Ramachelvam and Dato Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, Co-Chairpersons of the Bar Council Task Force on IPCMC;Exco members of Penang State government and State Assembly persons;Panelists of the forum that will follow;Ladies and gentleman;A very good morning to all of you. It was over nine years ago, namely, May 2005, that the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysia Police (“Royal Commission”) published its report to address the…
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  • Natural Weight Loss Herbs Choice 9000 Caralluma — Iasi, Romania

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Natural Weight Loss Herbs Choice 9000 Caralluma - Iasi, Romania Iasi, RomaniaWhat Is Choice 9000 Caralluma? Option 9000 Caralluma Review: It's no large surprise that many individuals which are not obese yet have to drop a few pounds, are turning for weight reduction supplements considering that they assume that this could help them in shedding fat in much simpler as well as speedier method. Part of these truly accomplishes more harm compared to benefits from these supplements. You have to have come across with such items bringing a large amount of negative signs that can result in diseases…
  • Chicago Lighthouse visit — Chicago, IL

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Chicago Lighthouse visit - Chicago, IL Chicago, ILI spent the first half of this week travelling from the New England Coast to Wisconsin, where I'm now staying for the rest of my trip. One of my visits was cancelled for the week but my visit to the Chicago Lighthouse still went ahead. In the US there are many organisations that provide for people with some sort of VI or who are blind. There are lots of national organisations such as the American foundation for the Blind, but much person to person support is provided on a state and even district level. The Chicago Lighthouse is a charitable…
  • Imbali Safari Lodge — Skukuza, South Africa

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:32 am
    Imbali Safari Lodge - Skukuza, South Africa Skukuza, South Africa Where I stayed Imbali Safari Lodge Kruger National ParkWe arrived in Hoedspruit, stepped off the propeller plane straight on to the runway and made our way to the terminal building, the smallest airport I've ever been in! We got our bags, picked up our hire car and we were away! It took us 2.5 hrs to get to Imbali Safari lodge, in the heart of Kruger National Park. We met a few "friends" along the way. firstly a giraffe, then the beautiful elephants, plenty of ?, some buffalo and zebras! We hadn't even started our safari yet!
  • Qualities of Professional Chauffeur Services — Guildford, United Kingdom

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:32 am
    Qualities of Professional Chauffeur Services - Guildford, United Kingdom Guildford, United Kingdom Where I stayed Guildford YMCA Surrey Chauffeur travels provide professional services of transportation comprising executive airport transfers, corporate travel, social events, and business purposes and for weddings. Chauffeur services are very common in big cities. It is a myth that only wealthy people hire chauffeurs but everyone who wants to get rid of heavy traffic and want to be there on destination in time prefers to hire chauffeurs. In surrey there is also a big competition of chauffeurs…
  • Day 136 - Day 139 - Perth — Swan Valley, Australia

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Day 136 - Day 139 - Perth - Swan Valley, Australia Swan Valley, Australia Where I stayed Perth Vineyards Holiday Park - Swan Valley CavershamWell the big Kenworth was in need of major repairs and Iain decided not to go back to work so finished up. The work was finishing on Monday anyway so we decided to get the recall work done on the 4wd Tuesday and then head off Wednesday. Had a busy weekend washing down the van and then repacking everything back in its right place ready for the road. Pulled down extra tarps and then we enjoyed a great Saturday Night drinks with the neighbours. Really going…
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  • The Bargains, The Offers And The Terrible Mistakes Of Online Shopping -

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:09 am
    The Bargains, The Offers And The Terrible Mistakes Of Online Shoppingmalaysiandigest.comNowadays, we receive a lot of complaints involving scams in various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and even blogs.” Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular in Malaysia and this trend has been boosted by improved ...and more »
  • The GST: Rushing to buy things - Yahoo Malaysia News (blog)

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 am
    The GST: Rushing to buy thingsYahoo Malaysia News (blog)My neighbour, a pensioner, is very worried about the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). He says, “As it is the value of the Malaysian ringgit is dropping and the price of oil in the international market is down, leading to talk that the and more »
  • Emerging Asia Gets Earnings Downgrade - Barron's (blog)

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Emerging Asia Gets Earnings DowngradeBarron's (blog)In the last month, the iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) lost 8.6%. Malaysia is the only net oil exporter in emerging Asia. The iShares China Large Cap ETF (FXI), heavy in financials, gained 4.9%. The iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (THD) fell 3.6%.and more »
  • 14 awkward photos of world leaders that explain 2014 - Washington Post (blog)

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    14 awkward photos of world leaders that explain 2014Washington Post (blog)It was a tough year for global events. From serious conflicts in Syria and Ukraine to the Ebola outbreak and the apparent destruction of not one but two Malaysia Air passenger planes, it sometimes felt like the world was bouncing from one horror to the
  • Malaysia Airline Tragedy Puts Zhang Yimou Project on Back Burner - New York Times (blog)

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    New York Times (blog)Malaysia Airline Tragedy Puts Zhang Yimou Project on Back BurnerNew York Times (blog)After Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in March, many ordinary Chinese and officials became incensed at Malaysia's handling of the disaster and vowed never to travel to the country. Most of the 227 passengers on board had been Chinese flying to ...and more »
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  • Google Play releases “Best of 2014” lists in Malaysia for Apps, Games and Books

    5 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Today Google Play released its “Best of 2014” lists for apps, games and books in Malaysia. For apps and games, the “Best of 2014” lists offer 30 great applications hand-picked by Play editors. Apps include Wunderlist, TED and SwiftKey while games include Clash of Clans, Monument Valley and 2048. For books, the “Top Selling” list tracks what fellow Malaysians were reading this year. The top downloaded book was “Memulakan Bisnes Sendiri” or “How to Start Your Business.” Best of 2014 Apps in Malaysia, in no particular order: (App name) (Developer) (App name) (Developer) (App…
  • Brace of Respected Awards for FanXT

    1 Dec 2014 | 8:52 pm
    FanXT is an online fantasy football game league. Recent times have certainly been the finest moments for fantasy sports provider, FanXT who were impressively involved in two prestigious awards. This rapidly growing company has offered a new dimension for football lovers, being the initial site to launch Daily/Weekly Fantasy Sport game for soccer fans. The first prominent moment for FanXT was during the Malaysia National Intellectual Property Awards ceremony on 2 October 2014. Under the Copyright Category, FanXT aka Just Mobile Sdn Bhd, captured the first prize for its fantasy football…
  • Former SAP Head of Cloud and Mobile Solutions Joins Leading Enterprise Mobility Company

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Steven Medeiros as Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. As part of the company’s global expansion strategy, Steve will focus on building out offices and channels in the markets of Dubai, Qatar, Japan, Greater China, Australia and South East Asia. Steven Medeiros,VP and GM of APAC and Middle East, Kony IncSteve served in a variety of senior leadership and general management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Kony, Medeiros served as head of SAP’s Line…
  • CES : Robotics Exhibits Grow by 25 Percent at the 2015 International CES

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    A heads-up from CES. From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the world and monitor their health and environment. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that robotics exhibits at the 2015 International CES® have grown 25 percent from the 2014 CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends,…
  • ICT Happenings Week 5 of Nov 2014

    30 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    News for Week 3 of Nov 2014. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Nov 28, 2014 - Startupbootcamp FinTech launches Asia accelerator programme in Singapore PR - Nov 28, 2014 - NTT DATA Business Solutions Malaysia Outlines Growth Plan PR - Nov 28, 2014 - Datacloud South East Asia Congress@Johor – 25-26 March 2015 Ovum - Melbourne, Nov 25 2013 - Ovum reveals telcos must invest in the flexibility and agility of their IT estates in 2015 PR - Nov 27, 2014 - RS Components announces availability of new BEETHEFIRST professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping PR…
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  • The Only Handheld Device That You Should Let Your Kids Play

    Yow Chuan
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    A Kindle or any e-Book Readers that can only be used for reading, without any of those media playback capability and games. Any other devices should be restricted, because no matter how beneficial those handheld devices promise, I am still not convinced that the kids who interact with these devices would have any idea how it would damage them cognitively.
  • Attachments

    Yow Chuan
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    E-mail attachments can sometimes be  a very damaging thing- not referring to the virus and scams that you get everyday. It’s the fact that once your attachment is sent out, there’s no way you can ‘undo’ it. You can definitely remember the time when your attachment is sent to the wrong intended recipient… All the embarrassing damage control you mustered up to ensure things doesn’t get any worse. Only it’s already out of your control. If only there’s an email app that attaches a file by linking it to a specific location on a server, instead of…
  • Magical Thinking

    Yow Chuan
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    There’s a term that I keep coming across: ‘magical thinking’. Original articles here: (i) How to Avoid Delusional Thinking in Start-up Growth Strategy (ii) Why It’s Better to Have a System Than a Goal It reaffirms my believe about projections and forecasts- the overly optimistic types. It goes something like, “If we just get 1% share of this RM100 million market”. And all the rosy charts of imaginary profits and growth. Moral of the story: Get Real!
  • Is the Dengue Infection Out of Control?

    Yow Chuan
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:48 pm
    A close friend’s mother recently passed away due to dengue fever. There are friends who I know personally admitted to hospital due to dengue. Too many reports of dengue cases, and all these incidents are directly from the people I know. The regularity of these dengue reports are frightening. At this rate, I really think that the virus is starting to get out of control. Maybe it’s the change of the weather. Or the urban environment which is favorable to the breeding of these deadly Aedes mosquitoes. Whatever it is, please take extra caution. Some stats from 2014…
  • Shana Fisher at Startup School

    Yow Chuan
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:02 am
    Great insights into funding, startup cultures and finding your competitive advantages.
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  • Hj Senen Satay @ O Mulia, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Well, I am not going to lie to you. The biggest reason I came to try the Hj Senen Satay at O Mulia was because of they’d put on a flaming show while grilling the meat skewers. But apparently this ... Read More The post Hj Senen Satay @ O Mulia, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice @ Damansara Jaya

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    So, some background history about Choong Kee first. This famous shop at Damansara Jaya is reputed to serve one of the best Claypot Chicken Rice in town. They did not start out with a shop of their own though, as ... Read More The post Choong Kee Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice @ Damansara Jaya appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Rojak Siti @ Jalan 1/62b, Taman Menjalara Kepong

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    When people mention rojak (we Penangites call it pasembur) in Kepong, they usually recommend the famous one at durian street near the Sunday pasar malam. But I strongly believed that Kepong has more than 1 nice rojak to offer and ... Read More The post Rojak Siti @ Jalan 1/62b, Taman Menjalara Kepong appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Crabs @ Wong Poh Seafood Restaurant, Bukit Mayang Mas, PJ

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Restoran Wong Poh has been around long enough to have established a reputation for their seafood dishes, especially their Claypot Butter Crabs. If you were to make a comparison of the best crab restaurants in PJ, Wong Poh has got ... Read More The post Crabs @ Wong Poh Seafood Restaurant, Bukit Mayang Mas, PJ appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Naughty Nuri’s @ Desa Sri Hartamas

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You know what really bothers me? When a foreign restaurant comes to Malaysia, we have to fork out more for downsized portions and the food often does not taste as authentic. And yet we as the consumers are not expected ... Read More The post Naughty Nuri’s @ Desa Sri Hartamas appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
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  • Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur 2 by sindreglaso

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:32 pm
  • (Gosip) Aksi panas Hetty Sarlene dengan kekasih

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Hetty Sarlene sekarang makin liar, betul ke? Dia ni yang dulu pernah popular dengan lagu Sangsi Asmara dan membintangi filem Sembilu 2005 tu lah, tak kan tak ingat.  Dia jugak pernah jadi pelakon dan penyanyi pada satu masa dulu. Nak dijadikan cerita MiG Online ada dengar-dengar yang Hetty dah ada boyfiend baru. Mat saleh pulak tu. Tambahannya pulak si Hetty semakin berani muatnaik gambar mesra dengan boyfriend sampai peminat ingatkan dia dah official bersama. Walaupun Hetty sudah tidak aktif dalam industri seni lagi tetapi peminat masih ingin tahu tentang kontroversi keintimannya dengan…
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    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    It’s been a long timeee, guys. Long, long time. So… Updates! I got back to Melbourne fro
  • $6.6 Trillion Stolen From Developing World From 2003-2012, BRICS Tops List: GFI

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    By Global Financial Integrity (GFI) Illicit Flows from Developing & Emerging Countries Growing at 9.4% per Year. US$6.6 Trillion Stolen from Developing World from 2003-2012; Trade Misinvoicing Responsible for 77.8% of Illicit Outflows. China, Russia, Mexico, India, Malaysia—in Declining Order—Are Biggest Exporters of Illicit Capital over Decade; Sub-Saharan Africa Still Suffers Biggest Illicit Outflows as % of GDP. Study Calls for UN Sustainable Development Goals to Halve Annual Trade-Related Illicit Flows by 2030; Recommends Public Registries of Beneficial Ownership; Urges Public…
  • A Collage of Humans with Feline Head

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:48 pm
    As you can see, almost entirely, those are cat head cutouts pasted over human bodies, and put togeth
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  • Things to Do During Your Gap Year

    WJ C
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    Posted by Celine WanAfter reading my post about my first gap year, I suddenly realized that I forgot to document my second gap year mainly because I was too busy. After all it isn’t much of a pivotal point as compared to my first gap year full of uncertainties.First things first: I personally wouldn’t recommend people to have two gap years even though it is a fairly common practice in the UK. It really doesn’t hurt if you have the tenacity to make the most out of it but it takes a lot of emotional and mental strength to overcome such loneliness and criticism of having to start…
  • 11 Ways to Become a Teacher in Malaysia

    WJ C
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    What's Next After SPM 2014Popular Pre-University Programmes in MalaysiaStudent Part Time Jobs Malaysia KLScholarship Malaysia Closes on 31 December 2014: Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 36 Scholarships for IPTA Undergraduate Students Throughout the year: Intel Malaysia Scholarships Throughout the year: Elena Cooke Education FundI receive many questions about how to become a teacher, particularly for SPM leavers and also degree holders. Congratulations! Hopefully your interest to become a teacher can strengthen to strong fighting spirit when you become a real teacher later. Do…
  • Understanding the Art of Expression in Descriptive Writing with Super Seven Tricks

    WJ C
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    by Eddie (Submit your guest post and get published here)It is essential to know that a descriptive writing is nearly utilizing the best of words to produce the thoughts, detention the reader’s devotion, and create a long lasting impression in the brain of the pursuer. Here, you'll study how to get a command over descriptive writing and some effective tricks to polishing your skills in this area.1. Recognize what you're going to portrayAs you begin with graphic composition, distinguish precisely what you are embarking to depict. As a rule, an unmistakable piece will incorporate the portrayal…
  • Why studying in Singapore is not as good as you think?

    WJ C
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Guest post by Ricky TayA letter for Malaysia Pre-U students who intend to come to Singapore for Tertiary EducationDear Juniors,Finishing your STPM, UEC or A-Level blah blah blah? Then what is NEXT?If you have the intention to further study in Singapore, then this is the post you need to read before you MAKE A CHOICE.Let me share my experience with you first.I am a Johorean who graduated from Foon Yew High School in 2005. At that time, I knew nothing about what I am supposed to do next as I have no elder brother or sister as a reference. Due to the limited financial support I have from my…
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  • Apple Store Malaysia – accepts AMEX now

    Colin Charles
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Where possible, the only card I use is my American Express charge card. Of course, recently, Maybank has upped the ante with an Amex card that provides TreatsPoints (and if you’re after air miles, they are better than the charge card membership rewards — go figure). I especially like purchasing electronics with the Amex. Purchase protection, return guarantees, but the most important to me is the extended warranties (which cover mobile phones, but not computers!). So its great to see that a complaint that existed in early 2013, is now fixed. The Apple Store in Malaysia finally accepts Amex…
  • To give back you need to create first

    Colin Charles
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    “My father was the first entrepreneur in the family,” Rohan Marley, the sixth of Bob Marley’s eleven children, said the other day. “He started his own record label, his own restaurant. He knew that, in order to give something back to the people, he had to create. You can’t be no philanthropist, no Warren Buffett, unless you make something first.” Bob’s Boys – All Natural in The New Yorker The article focuses a lot on the marijuana trade, but the choice quote here is about creation. You may read many books and articles about giving back, and they’re usually…
  • Writing on my iOS devices

    Colin Charles
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    The last couple of blog posts have been written on my iPhone. Before that (and this) was composed on my iPad. Sure, adding links seems to be quite difficult. Alt/Mac+Tab is generally quite handy when it comes to sitting by my laptop. The new workflow feels very much like writing on Facebook. I just write. Let the words flow. It doesn’t matter where I am, I take it all like it’s being a status update. And then when I hit publish, I come back to it later on my laptop (the reality is that I sync it with MarsEdit and edit on the desktop client) to add relevant links. This kind of…
  • Exciting events: MaGIC e@Stanford and DNA Disrupt

    Colin Charles
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    As the year wraps up, I have to take my hats off to MaGIC for running so many concurrent events in these weeks. Cynics would say they are spending this years budget to ensure they get next years allocation; my only complaint is that their events all have about a 5-day lead time from announcement (on their Facebook page) to the actual event itself. For Malaysians in Kuala Lumpur, it makes sense to visit one of the two events tomorrow (a pity they’re back-to-back, so basically clashing): 1. MaGIC e@Stanford attendees presentation on Silicon Valley culture – Warren Leow, a VP at MaGIC…
  • The Malaysian Scene begins

    Colin Charles
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    I’ve been following MaGIC on & off since late 2013. I was very excited with it’s initial launch but with mostly everything Malaysian, I usually end up with having more questions than answers. While shuttling between hotel lounges in Germany back in October, I started a thread on my Facebook wall, which garnered over 185 comments & numerous private messages. The discussion was initially positive till someone hijacked it on a tangent; it turned out he just didn’t comprehend the English language. My simple reason for wanting to care again: I’m a proud Malaysian…
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  • 5 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Freelancers

    Guest Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    We’re not sure how it happened, but it’s already the end of the year. If you’re like most freelancers, you’ve probably avoided thinking about your taxes until now. Actually, you’d probably still like to avoid thinking about them. But just a little bit of effort now will make a world of difference come Tax Day. Here’s a short and quick reminder of some of the things you should think about before the end of the year to prepare for tax season. And trust us when we say, some of them can’t wait until next year. Recommended Reading: 5 Ways Freelance…
  • 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Paperphiles

    Daniel Pataki
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    These days, many people think of fancy, high-end and expensive smart gadgets when it comes to the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not wrong but if you prefer something out of the blue, unexpected or just downright different, how about going back to basics and getting your loved ones paper-based gifts instead. I’d like to point out that I don’t mean gift cards or hand-made envelopes; there is much more in this category than you would think! There’s a whole world of paper-based gifts out there which I find very enjoyable. Plus, they are usually a lot cheaper than other…
  • The Internet Junkie’s 10-Step Guide to Awesomeness

    Issa Mirandilla
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    “Awesome” is a rather overused word nowadays – especially on the World Wide Web. As long as an article, photo, video, GIF, or what-have-you pops out in some way, it automatically gets slapped with the A-word. Whether that awesome “something” will be forgotten after a few days, or even a few minutes, doesn’t matter – because that’s just how the Internet works. Then again, being awesome on the Internet doesn’t mean relegating yourself to "flash-in-the-pan" status. With 2015 just around the corner, maybe it’s about time you take…
  • 40 YouTube Channels You Can Spend Hours On

    Anastassia Irina
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    The Internet has gifted us with many things. Along with e-mail and other things, we have also received YouTube. There’s a variety of things that you can find on YouTube and plenty of tricks to viewing them as well. From how-to’s to comedy channels that can get a chuckle or two out of you, it’s really hard to not just get caught up in what it offers. YouTube is such an integral part of our lives now (especially mine, which I discovered as I was writing this) and to prove that, I’ve asked members of the team what their favourite YouTube channels are.
  • Top 8 Features Of WordPress 4.1 Twenty Fifteen Theme (Reviewed)

    Daniel Pataki
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    By the time you are reading this WordPress 4.1 is near release (or has been) and it will carry a new default theme, Twenty Fifteen. I actually like this theme so much that I changed my personal website to it as soon as the first preview came out. In this article I want to show you my favorite features of Twenty Fifteen and why I think it is a worthy addition to WordPress. To me Twenty Fifteen is a “back to basics” theme in a good way. It showcases all the great features of WordPress without adding bloat, or features which really should be added by plugins, not themes. Themes are…
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    Malaysia Asia

  • MATTA Fair 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    2015 will be a great year for travel, especially with the multiple choices at the coming MATTA Fair 2015. Held at the usual place at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, visitors to the MATTA Fair March 2015 will have loads of choices in travel deals and packages from March 13 - 15. So if you have planning a holiday or vacation for 2015, keep yourself free for Malaysia's biggest travel fair.  Allowing
  • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Revisited

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Since my first visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in 2009, I have come back here at least 4 times in the last 5 years and my last trip being in October 2014 when I was touring Borneo for the Borneo Bird Race. Having some free time I managed to pay a visit back here for old times sake and to my surprise, there have been some minor changes since 2013.  In general, since
  • Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    On a trip to Chiang Mai with TCEB in October 2014, I had the pleasure of visiting the new Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center in the Chang Phuak sub-district of the Muang district which opened not too long ago and for a northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Arriving here, I could not help but notice that the entire infrastructure of this convention center was very
  • MAS NewCo

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    MAS NewCo will be the new name that Khazanah Nasional has selected to restructure and rebrand the troubled Malaysia Airlines Berhad. MAS stands for Malaysia Airlines System or MAS as it is commonly known will have a new CEO which is Christoph R. Mueller, who will be appointed as chief executive officer-designate of Malaysian Airlines Bhd effective Jan 1, 2015. Khazanah Nasional Bhd
  • Kansai Osaka Airport Review

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Since I have been to Osaka a number or times, I felt it was high time that I did a review of this amazing airport known as KIX or Kansai International Airport here. Anyone visiting Osaka would be coming in here and I am going to share some general overall information about what is available here at the Osaka Airport. On a recent trip here with mainstream journalist from Malaysia and working
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    Living in Malaysia

  • Ye Olde Smokehouse, Fraser’s Hill

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Ye Olde Smokehouse in Fraser’s Hill is an wonderful old fashion english style inn. Make sure you are careful in contacting them as another lodge has a very similar name. Patio with a wonderful ambiance and view. The service was excellent. The food was great and was available in the old charming dining room or on the patio. Dining room There is an additional building, a few steps from the main building with more rooms. The wifi wasn’t good, but you could get an ok connection in a library room in the main building. Exterior of the main building I recommend Ye Olde Smokehouse if you…
  • White Box and Black Box @ Danga City Mall

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    During 11th Annual JB Arts Festival I stopped by the White Box which is on the top floor of Danga City Mall in downtown Johor Bahru. A few weeks later I listened to a talk on backpacking around South America and Europe at the Black Box. JB sketchers display with some of the participants work. Join in their monthly outings and more activities. These have become permanent spaces (for the time being anyway). Since the mall has many unrented spots this is a very wise idea; making use of otherwise wasted space and also brining in potential customers for businesses at the mall. The Black Box is…
  • Hiking in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia – in KL

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kuala Lumpur offers a nice location for a hike. I took the train to Kepong and then a taxi to the park. There is then a fairly long walk to the trail (from the entrance) but past interesting sites, so I found it worthwhile. You could probably get driven in further but you have to pay at the gate, so I think the taxi was reluctant to enter. My guess is this isn’t high on tourists list of attractions in KL (more an education and research center and resource for those living in KL). But for people that like hiking (such as me) it is a nice…
  • Umatei Sushi Restaurant, Permas Jaya

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    The Umatei Sushi Restaurant in Permas Jaya is another nice Japanese restaurant in Johor Bahru. I imagine many diners are from Straits View Condo and the Renaissance hotel. It is also right next store to my favorite books store (in fact I am on my way there an hour after I post this): Treasures and Books Store, Used English Language Books (though the bookstore is moving next month). Deep Fried Garlic – if you haven’t tried it, I recommend giving it a try I have eaten here several times and enjoy it, though I must say I prefer Gianni’s most days. Related: My favorite bakery in…
  • Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple, Kuala Lumpur

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple is located at 163 Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Kuala Lumpur, in Chinatown. It is Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple, dating back to 1873. The current structure was built in 1968. Built in the South Indian style, the temple’s 5-tiered gopuram (tower) rises dramatic 23 meters and is decorated with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India. Mariamman is popularly worshipped by overseas Indians, especially Tamils because she is looked upon as their protector during their sojourn to foreign lands. Mariamman is a manifestation of the…
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  • 7th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    Published originally at News - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: 7th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta More than 200,000 both local and international visitors are expected to be at the annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta on 12-15 March 2015 to enjoy the psychedelic skyline. The fiesta, now in its 7th year, celebrates its exciting exhibition and activities dedicated to all age groups from 7 AM-9 PM. The event provides a fun day out for everyone and the perfect spot for parents to plan out their school holiday destination. Visitors are invited to this free event to…
  • Mutiara Taman Negara

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Mutiara Taman Negara Mutiara Taman Negara resort is the most luxurious resort within Taman Negara National Park. You can get to the resort by taking a 3 hour longboat through the jungle along the river Tembeling. Once in the longboat it feels you are traveling to one of the most remote parts of the world. However, you can also go to the resort by car since the village Kuala Tahan is directly opposite of the resort. In Kuala Tahan you can find a few basic shops, and several floating restaurants with great local…
  • Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Published originally at Hotelreviews - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Flamingo Hotel By The Beach Flamingo Hotel By The Beach (formerly known as the Crown Prince Hotel and as the Crown Jewel Hotel) is located in a place called Tanjung Bungah in the northern part of the island Penang. It’s situated between the capital of Georgetown and the well-known seaside resort of Batu Ferringhi. By taxi, it takes about 10-15 minutes coming down from Georgetown. In front of the hotel you’ll have taxis waiting, but you could also take the free shuttle bus which the hotel provides you in…
  • Flight accidents affect tourism sector

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Published originally at News - Wonderful Malaysia. Read the article here: Flight accidents affect tourism sector Malaysian government proactively tries to improve growth of its tourism sector on backdrop of back-to-back flight accidents Summary: The article talks about how the tourism sector can improve the growth of the country. Even against the backdrop of the flight accidents, and slackening tourist flow, the country is desperately trying to improve its image to ensure the growth of the travel sector. One of the largest and fastest growing industries, the travel and tourism sector in…
  • Awan Mulan, Negeri Sembilan

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

  • 7 Places to try Hearty Breakfast in Melaka

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Every tourists loves trying out new food besides exploring landscapes. Every country in the world has its own traditional food that is famous for one thing or another. Asian countries are famous for putting in spices in their food; this is because Asia is the birthplace of spices. Malaysia is a country that is famous not for being truly Asia but also the hospitality of the locals and the food that it has to offer. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the three meals that keep a person healthy. A good breakfast is always necessary to keep the day going and store energy. Having breakfast makes you…
  • Best 5 must-visit Shopping Malls and Streets in Malacca

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    Malacca is a small state in the southern region of Malaysia which holds one of the most exquisite and culturally rich atmospheres. The state is rich in historical heritage and architectural building and ancient landmarks which are main tourist attractions in Melaka. Malaysia is a beautiful Asian country but Malacca is the state that adds even more beauty the country. Every tourist want to take something back home as gifts and souvenirs for their loved ones, not to mention delicate regional crafted products for their homes. When, it comes to shopping in Malacca then there are many shopping…
  • Malacca Straits Mosque – The Floating Mosque in Melaka

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    Malacca Straits Mosque is a floating mosque that can be found in Pulau Melaka. The mosque is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka. The mosque was constructed by the State Government of Melaka at the shore of Selat Melaka in Bandar Hilir. Found at a Man Made Island named Pulau Melaka, it is an unparalleled Mosque fabricate at the shoreline of the Strait and at the water level of the ocean. It will look like as it is floating if the water level is high. Malacca Straits Mosque – Masjid Selat Melaka The construction work of the mosque started in 2003 and completed in…
  • Malacca Malaysia – A must visit UNESCO world heritage site

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Malacca Malaysia heritage did not remain unnoticed by the appreciating eyes of UNESCO. In 2008, Malacca was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site along with Georgetown Penang. There are plenty of heritage sites, ruins of fort, colonial buildings, temples, churches and old architecture that can be found in Malacca. History of Malacca Malaysia Malacca Malaysia was not historically connected to other countries through traded networks alone. In late 1500, there was a huge interest of Chinese emperor in Melaka due to it’s strategical location for trading. The Chinese migrated to Malacca…
  • Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions you should not miss

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There are plenty of tourist attractions in Malacca and the fact that the city is a UNESCO heritage site, every street and corner became an attraction for visitors. People that have visited Malacca would tell you why it is one of the best places to visit in South East Asia. Whether you want to go for fun, foodie venture, historical tour or natural beauty, Malacca is one of the best stations in Malaysia. Best 10 Malacca Tourist Attractions We have compiled list of ten 0f the best Malacca tourist attractions. 1. Melaka Wonderland Theme Park For fun lovers, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is the…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • 4 Money Mistakes You May Be Teaching Your Kids

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Kids want it all, and as parents you get tired, worn-down or just sick of seeing them throw tantrums every other minute. So you start giving in — once or twice — and before you knew it, your child starts to expect the same from you every time they throw a tantrum. Nothing spells “tantrum is the key to mummy or daddy’s heart” more than you giving in to them. You will eventually find yourself spending tons of cash in the process. Here are three frightening money mistakes parents commonly make and why you should avoid them. 1. Keeping up with the Joneses Peer pressure didn’t…
  • Save On Taxes Through These Investments

    Fiona Ho
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Every end of the year, tax payers scramble to boost their tax exemptions by making certain purchases or investments before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Come the month of April, Malaysians will be busy filing for their personal income taxes and claiming their tax rebates. Seasoned pros treat it as a yearly routine that goes by in a blur, while others find the process daunting, especially if it is the first time they’re doing it. Essentially, income tax is imposed by governments on financial income generated by all entities within their jurisdiction. By law, individuals and…
  • Get Rich By Going Back To School

    Fiona Ho
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:06 pm
    It is generally accepted that there is a correlation between higher levels of education and better career opportunities. But just how much of an advantage does postgraduate study provide compared to a bachelor’s degree qualification? According to PayScale, an online salary comparison website, the pay gap between bachelor’s and master’s degree holders can be pretty significant if you are in the business and information technology (IT) industries. For example, employees with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in business and marketing, and with five to nine years of…
  • Invest In Yourself For The Highest ROI

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Investing in yourself is the most profitable investment you can ever make. It yields not only future returns, but a current pay-off as well. The sure way to achieve a better quality of life, to be successful, productive, and satisfied is to place a priority in personal growth. The effort you put into bettering yourself plays a large role in determining the quality of your life today and tomorrow. You are your number one asset, before anything else. So, how do you invest in yourself? 1. Wealth plan You would not want to wander aimlessly without a proper strategy planned out for your finances.
  • 3 Ways To Blow Up Your EPF Funds

    Fiona Ho
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Retirement is expensive. Financial experts estimate that you will need at least two-thirds of your post-retirement income to maintain your current standard of living when you stop working. Many Malaysians have started to plan for retirement via the compulsory Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for the salary-workers. Your EPF account is where all your monthly contributions from your income (11%) and that from your employer (12%) are credited, separated into Account 1 and Account 2. These accounts are created for different purposes and different types of withdrawals are applicable on each account.
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  • How To Start Your Own Property Syndicate – Part Deux

    Khai Yin
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    In our previous home buyer’s guide, we have talked about the good and bad about forming your very own property syndicate for fun and frolic (if you’ve missed reading that, go here). But before that, I’d like to share with you a rather interesting (and anonymous) email that I received almost immediately after I posted the “I-hate-spam” rant which preceded last week’s article - Trust me, I know how hard an agent’s life is (I had experienced this first-hand when I interned at an agency two years ago), and I really hope that home buyers give them more…
  • How To Start Your Own Property Syndicate (For Fun And Profit!)

    Khai Yin
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    One thing that truly amazes me about property clubs,  syndicates, gurus, seminars, “crowdfunding” sites, “land banking” syndicates (dan lain-lain yang sewaktu dengannya) is how laughably crappy their marketing is. They claim to make megabucks running their schemes and yet they resort to do what lame “make innerwebz monies” Internet marketers do like buying fake Facebook likes (300,000 followers? Yeah, right) and sending out email spam. I almost spit my coffee when I saw this in my email inbox yesterday - Apart from the cringe worthy email subject title…
  • The First Million Is Always The Hardest

    Khai Yin
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A wise man once told me, “The first million is always the hardest.” “I guess making more money is easy when you already have money?” I asked. He leaned forward and said, “No, Khai Yin, you don’t get me. I am talking about REFUSING money, not making money.” I didn’t comprehend this point entirely until about a couple of weeks ago when I was offered close to a million bucks for a chunk of my startup, The offer was from a seasoned entrepreneur who wanted a piece of the action of the Malaysia online property scene. I did a background…
  • Wangsa 9 Residency

    Khai Yin
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    One of the biggest projects for Mitrajaya (notably the developer of Puchong Prima as well as Kiara 9 in Mont Kiara), Wangsa 9 Residency is a residential development in Wangsa Maju spanning nearly eight acres of leasehold land. Valued at some RM650 million in terms of gross development value (GDV), this high-end serviced residence houses some 565 units across three blocks of condominium towers. Early reception has been quite impressive – according to the developer, the take up rate during its “invite only” launch was at about 70% for one of its blocks. Unit Details Unit sizes…
  • How To Be Early In A Hot Area (Before The Suckers Turn Up)

    Khai Yin
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I‘m not a poker player but I’ve come to know a good few over the years. “The first thing I do when I sit down on a poker table,” Jonathan, a seasoned Hold’ Em Up player had once told me, “is to spot the sucker. If you can’t tell who the sucker is, then it’s likely that the sucker is you.” I LOL’ed hard when I heard that, but then I realized that Jonathan’s statement was more profound than it was funny. You’ll see that what Jon said was true not only in poker but also in anything even remotely related to money: stock…
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  • Rooftop garden – Kuala Lumpur

    Dennelton Mandiau
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Most Cities around the world are often associated with gray concrete buildings that tower to the sky creating what is commonly called a concrete jungle. If it is a well-planned city you will find some green areas like parks and pockets of landscaping along the streets. Space in cities is at a premium and consequently the creation of parks and natural recreation space is not given top priority. What a lot of people do not realise is that there is a lot of space on the roof tops of high-rise buildings which are open to the Sun and rain, ideal locations for a garden.There is a very beautiful…
  • The bizarre world of Muck diving

    Dennelton Mandiau
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    Flatworm.Muck diving – diving in muck? What’s it all about? It might be something new for non-divers, but talk to any diver worth his salt and you will usually see their eyes light up with interest and stories of what they have seen will soon be the topic of conversation . According to Wikipedia “ Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies beneath most dives: A normally muddy or "mucky" environment. Other than the muddy sediment, the standard muck dive may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tires and other man-made garbage. In addition, the…
  • Kadayan of Sabah

    Dennelton Mandiau
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    The Kadayan are one of the smaller ethnic groups in Borneo and are found mainly in South Western Sabah, Labuan , Brunei ,Brunei Bay and the North West of Sarawak. They are fair skinned, short of stature and Muslims. They live in the interior and along rivers around Sipitang ,Kuala Penyu, Weston, Linkugan Beaufort and Labuan . Their traditional occupation has been farmers Growing Rice and fruits which they sold at Tamus. Symbols of wealth and stability among the Kadayans was always the ownership of Padi. The more rice/padi one had ,the richer he was considered. Another status for the kadayan…
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre – Sandakan

    Dennelton Mandiau
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Lake at RDC.If you are in Sandakan town with some time to spare, check out the Rainforest Discover centre, as it’s a great introduction to the lowland rainforest and home to many beautiful birds. The centre is situated 23 Km from Sandakan town and since its close to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, you could easily combine the two. For RDC, it is best to be there early in the morning or towards late afternoon, as all sensible animals stay hidden during the mid day heat. The main highlights at the centre are its exhibition halls, the plant discovery garden and the Canopy walkway with its…
  • Ritual jars of Sabah

    Dennelton Mandiau
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    Jars have been an very important aspect of the religious and cultural aspect in the lives of the people of South East Asia especially the Philippines, Borneo , Sulawasi and other Indonesian Islands. These jars are mainly from Kwangtung and Fukian provinces in Southern China , Thailand and the odd one from Vietnam or Burma.These Jars date from the 10th century till the 20th century.These jars which were originally used as storage jars by the Chinese merchants, were highly prized by the Natives in South East Asia. They have always regardsed jars as precious and valuable heirlooms ( Pusaka ).
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    Langkawi Island Travel Guide & Blog

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge to reopen for Tourists in Dec 2014

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:42 pm
    One of the Langkawi main tourist attractions, the Langkawi Sky Bridge, which has been closed since 2012 for maintenance and upgrading, is expected to reopen in December 2014. According to Langkawi Development Authority (Lada) chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, due to bad weather conditions in the area, the reopening of the sky bridge has been delayed. The sky bridge’s main structure is supposed to be replaced with stainless steel and a 10-meter long, glass walkway is being built in the middle to enable the visitors to experience the beauty and a view of the suspended bridge. The…
  • Why should you Visit Langkawi?

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 104 islands on Malaysia’s West Coast. Surrounded by rich coconut trees and a pellucid sea, the island attracts tourists from all over the world. If you are a nature-lover, you will find the island particularly soothing. As for the adrenaline seekers, they will find themselves girdled with rain-forests, mountains and exciting adventures. Langkawi is particularly famous for its picturesque beaches and diving opportunities, both of which give tourists an experience of their lifetime. From the cave entrance at Pirate Lagoon to the spectacular sunset at…
  • What to Do In Langkawi Island in a Day

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    What to do in Langkawi in a day You might have prepared your what to do in Langkawi list. But here, we have compiled a last moment list for you. This what to do in Langkawi list would suggest you the things you should do if you stay for one day or more days on the island. Remember to do all these on the very first day. A general suggestion is that if you want to see the attractions of Langkawi only, then two to three days are enough. But if you want to spend time in island hoping, then spare a week or more. A thing to remember is that Langkawi island has much more than attractions and island…
  • Langkawi Diving Guide – Things you should know

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Langkawi Diving Guide – Pulao Payar Marine Park Trip You might have been through various Langkawi diving guides which are written after research. But have you read an original guide based after complete collection of original reviews? The benefit after reading this guide is that you will have an authentic idea of planning or not planning a diving tour to Langkawi. So here we go! Get to Langkawi’s Best Diving Sites The best thing about Langkawi diving sites is that all these are located closely to each other. But you will have to travel to the Southern region of Langkawi for diving…
  • Langkawi Snorkeling Guide – What Age are you in water?

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Snorkeling in Langkawi You might be stunned with the title but we all should accept now that whatever age we are, snorkeling takes us to the happiest and most enthusiastic time periods of lives. Watching the schools of fish around you, touching the silver sand, bubbling, looking in the eyes of egoistic turtles, rushing back after watching ray fish, trying to grab the sunshine in water and many such things make snorkeling a real fun thing. And when you are in Langkawi’s tropical location, then who cares for the crazy sun scorching up there? Recommended Places for Snorkeling in Langkawi…
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