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  • MH370: Stop blaming my brother, says Zaharie’s sister

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    5 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    PETALING JAYA: The sister of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah the pilot of MH370 has asked people to stop blaming him for the mysterious disappearance of the plane.
  • IOI Properties's RM2.74bil purchase of iconic Taipei 101 cancelled (Update)

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    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR: IOI Properties Group Bhd purchase plan of a 37.17% stake in Taipei Financial Centre, better know as Taipei 101, for NT$25.14bil (RM2.74bil) from Ting Hsin International Group has been cancelled.
  • FGV bags “50 Best Global Employer Brands Award”

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    5 Mar 2015 | 9:43 pm
    KUALA LUMPUR: Continuous efforts to improve its human resources practices has earned Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) the international “50 Best Global Employer Brands Award 2015” recently.
  • Tanjong MP to be questioned by police over Anwar article in Chinese daily

    The Malaysian Insider : All
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Another Pakatan Rakyat lawmaker in Penang has been called up by police for investigation under the Sedition Act over comments made on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's conviction and imprisonment. Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik (pic) of DAP said the police would record his statement at his service centre at 4pm today. DAP secretary-general...
  • KL office supply to hit 100m sq ft by 2015 end - DEALSTREETASIA

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    5 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    DEALSTREETASIAKL office supply to hit 100m sq ft by 2015 endDEALSTREETASIAMSC Malaysia status is recognition by the Malaysian government for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses or space that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance their products and services. Despite the influx of new office space ...and more »
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  • Tanjong MP to be questioned by police over Anwar article in Chinese daily
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Another Pakatan Rakyat lawmaker in Penang has been called up by police for investigation under the Sedition Act over comments made on opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's conviction and imprisonment. Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik (pic) of DAP said the police would record his statement at his service centre at 4pm today. DAP secretary-general...
  • Umno dan politik Sarawak – Awang Azman Awang Pawi
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    "If Umno has no intention of coming to Sarawak, what to say of PKR, DAP and PAS? They're all peninsula-based parties, and what do they know about Sarawak? "Don't come here and try to teach us what to do for Sarawak because we know what is best for our motherland." -  Adenan Satem Sejarah Umno yang mahu bertapak ke Sarawak berlaku selepas...
  • China’s Zou eyes ‘Shiming dynasty’ in the boxing ring
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Double Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming is aiming to put China on the world professional boxing map and start a "Shiming dynasty" when he fights Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng for his first world title in Macau Saturday. The softly-spoken three times amateur world champion said he will put aside his long-standing friendship with International...
  • After two PAS men attacked, DAP tells coalition leaders to be on alert
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    DAP urged its coalition leaders to be on alert following attacks on two PAS leaders recently, saying that it could not rule out the possibility that Umno's agent provocateurs could be behind it. Party parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said he believes that provocateurs from the ruling government were trying to destabilise and destroy Pakatan...
  • Malaysia to drive future growth for Frost & Sullivan
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Frost & Sullivan is bullish on Malaysia's potential, not only as the growth driver for the company, but as a springboard to strengthen its position within the Asia Pacific region, moving forward. Describing its strategic location in the region, the company's Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director Manoj Menon said the proximity to many...
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  • KL office supply to hit 100m sq ft by 2015 end - DEALSTREETASIA

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    DEALSTREETASIAKL office supply to hit 100m sq ft by 2015 endDEALSTREETASIAMSC Malaysia status is recognition by the Malaysian government for ICT and ICT-facilitated businesses or space that develop or use multimedia technologies to produce and enhance their products and services. Despite the influx of new office space ...and more »
  • Global Immigration Alerts - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Global Immigration AlertsMondaq News Alerts (registration)A rapid issuance of news alerts has commenced following back-to-back releases by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) governing the development of Multimedia Super Corridor-Malaysia (MSC Malaysia) vis-à-vis Employment Pass validity and ...
  • ECS to sell Xiaomi MiPad - The Rakyat Post

    4 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    ECS to sell Xiaomi MiPadThe Rakyat PostMSC-status company, ECS ICT Bhd, strengthened its mobility products distribution portfolio after being appointed by China-based electronics manufacturer, Xiaomi, to be the authorised distributor of its MiPad tablet in Malaysia. “Xiaomi has quickly and more »
  • MDeC to work with GameFounders to bring games accelerator to Malaysia - Digital News Asia

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Digital News AsiaMDeC to work with GameFounders to bring games accelerator to MalaysiaDigital News AsiaThis will be done by building on Malaysia's existing digital content sector, including attracting anchor companies to serve as industry drivers, building local games capacity and capability, and raising global market access through publishing platforms
  • Selected buying pushes up KL shares at mid-morning - Malay Mail Online

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Selected buying pushes up KL shares at mid-morningMalay Mail OnlineKUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were higher at mid-morning today on continued buying interests in selected heavyweight counters, dealers said. At 11am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 4.23 points ...KL shares open higher on renewed interestThe Sun Dailyall 11 news articles »
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  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, 'Rogue Pilot' Seems Likeliest Theory - New York Times

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    New York TimesTo Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, 'Rogue Pilot' Seems Likeliest TheoryNew York TimesKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago and more »
  • Malaysia's RHB picks new CEO candidate, seeks central bank approval - Reuters

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Malaysia's RHB picks new CEO candidate, seeks central bank approvalReutersKam's departure from the country's fourth-largest bank by assets came after RHB called off a proposed plan to merge with second-ranked CIMB Group Holdings Bhd and smaller lender Malaysia Building Society Bhd, citing a failure to agree terms in a ...and more »
  • Stay strong, Anwar Ibrahim - Free Malaysia Today

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The Malaysian InsiderStay strong, Anwar IbrahimFree Malaysia TodayI see you as a father, not just to your children, but to fellow Malaysians who struggle to have a better Malaysia. I may be too naive to speak about justice, but I see all this with my heart. In my heart, I've never believed that you did the damnable Darkness, barbed wire fail to stop vigil for AnwarThe Malaysian InsiderAnwar not allowed to attend Malaysia parliament sessions: PKRChannel News AsiaAnwar's bid to attend parliament rejected by Malaysia's prisons departmentThe Straits TimesMalay Mail Onlineall 53 news…
  • Malaysia's South China Sea Policy: Playing It Safe - The Diplomat

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    The DiplomatMalaysia's South China Sea Policy: Playing It SafeThe DiplomatAs Malaysia chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, there is no shortage of commentary urging the country to 'do more' on the South China Sea. Malaysia, it is said, is after all not only a founding member of ASEAN but a and more »
  • My former schoolmate who never returned to Malaysia - The Malaysian Insider

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    My former schoolmate who never returned to MalaysiaThe Malaysian InsiderHe left Malaysia right after the SPM examination to further his studies in the US. As soon as he graduated, he found a job as an engineer and has been there ever since. As we chatted over coffee, I asked him why he never came back to Malaysia to look and more »
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  • Opening remarks by Christopher Leong, President of the Malaysian Bar, at the Public ...

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    Ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to today’s Public Consultation on the Reform of the MACC.There is a perception among Malaysians that corruption is common in our country, present at all levels of society. According to the Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International, which ranks countries according to how their public sector is perceived in terms of corruption, Malaysia was ranked 52 out of 175 countries in 2014. The year before that, 2013, Malaysia was ranked 53 out of 177 countries; and the year before that, 2012, Malaysia was ranked 54 out of 176…
  • Reforms to MACC under way

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    ©The Rakyat Post (Used by permission)The calls for a reform to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are increasingly becoming a reality with draft proposals prepared on how the commission could become more independent.One of the proposals was for the establishment of an Anti-Corruption Service Commission (ACSC) that would act as an oversight to the MACC.This, according to the Malaysian Bar Council, would allow for better power in hiring and firing personnel, allowing the commission to have a greater say in recruitment policies.Among the other four proposals included in the…
  • Be prepared for ‘brutal fight’, Bar chief warns backers of second legal body

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    ©Malay Mail (Used by permission)by BOO SU-LYN KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Malaysian Bar president Christopher Leong has told proponents of an alternative Bar Council to get ready for “the most brutal fight” by the professional legal body to safeguard its independence.Leong said the proposal for an alternative to the Malaysian Bar, which represents lawyers in peninsular Malaysia and has some 16,000 members, will greatly harm the administration of justice, the legal profession and the country’s reputation.“They will have a fight on their hands and we would defend the Malaysian Bar…
  • Come and Vote in Favour of the Building Fund Motion (AGM, 14 Mar 2015)

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Circular No 039/2015Dated 4 Mar 2015To Members of the Malaysian BarThe Bar Council will table a motion proposing an increase in the amount of subscription to the Building Fund at the 69th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Malaysian Bar on 14 Mar 2015 (Saturday). The reasons underlying the need for the increase, which is in the immediate and long-term interest of the Malaysian Bar, are described below. If you are a registered user of the Malaysian Bar website, you may click ​here to access this circular.
  • Lawyers named without consent in pro-government G100 group’s open letter demand apology

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    ©Theantdaily (Used by permission)by Mike TanQUICK TAKE: Pro-government lawyers who opposed Bar Council president Christopher Leong's statement on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Sodomy II verdict seemed to have started in the worst manner possible, by including the names of at least two lawyers in the group without their consent.The G100 group, most of whom are known Umno members, seemed to have resorted to this desperate move in an effort to boost their numbers.The misuse of the lawyers’ names came to light after two lawyers discovered their names were included in an open letter published by…
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  • Von Wellington nach Palmerston North — Palmerston North, New Zealand

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Von Wellington nach Palmerston North - Palmerston North, New Zealand Palmerston North, New Zealand Where I stayedCampground3.3. Wellington – Palmerston North Nordinsel heißt das Thema. Gut Wellington liegt natürlich auch auf der Nordinsel und ist die Hauptstadt von Neuseeland, aber um Städte zu besichtigen sind wir ja nicht hierhin gefahren. Das Land und die Leute sind das Reisethema und das entdeckt man eben unterwegs. So wurde der Campground zeitig verlassen. Die fehlenden Bestände zur regelmäßigen Verpflegung ergänzt und dann auf ins Hutt Valley,…
  • Colossal of Constantine — Roma, Italy

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Colossal of Constantine - Roma, Italy Roma, ItalyThe Colossal of Constantine is located in the Capitoline Museum. It is fragments of a statue of Constantine, including the head, hand, and foot. The statue was created around the 4th century AD. Constantine was significant because he was the first Roman emperor to claim conversion to Christianity. The Romans had been persecuting Christians prior to Constantine becoming emperor. Constantine wanted to strengthen the Roman Empire so he separated the civil and military authority and also made a new coin. He played a role in the Edict of Milan,…
  • LAST DAY — Tambon Luang Nuea, Thailand

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    LAST DAY - Tambon Luang Nuea, Thailand Tambon Luang Nuea, ThailandOh my god, finally. My time here has come to an end. Beautiful ceremony. I asked Hansaji a question about how to have personal time and energy when you work and live in the same place (you want to help but feel exhausted). She said she doesn't feel tired because she loves what she does! Ah! Of course that's the key. She says she does set rules like windows for calls, so she's not constantly getting interrupted at every turn. But even when she gets awakened at 2pm, she feels fresh and ready. Wow. She says that's why you practice…
  • Brimstone and Rotten Eggs — Rotorua, New Zealand

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Brimstone and Rotten Eggs - Rotorua, New Zealand Rotorua, New ZealandDay 167 It was a wonderfully fresh start to the day, waking up to the sun rising over the hill behind our camper. Freshest of all, was Ben's wash. There are no showers on site so he put on swimming trunks and took a bar of soap and a towel down to the edge of the lake. The water was chilly enough to make him catch his breath after he had gone under but the experience was bracing and he emerged both clean and energised. After breakfast, we got underway and we were heading towards Rotorua just after nine. Power has been an…
  • Into the Hinterland — Arapuni, New Zealand

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Into the Hinterland - Arapuni, New Zealand Arapuni, New ZealandDay 166 Korina was awake and alert first and by the time Ben was up and about, the morning was wearing on. With daylight savings, the time in the New Zealand is currently thirteen hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Ben is still trying to get his head around how this can work. We slowly got ourselves sorted and breakfasted, gradually finding places for things and getting the hang of using the in-car equipment. Kori made a tea on the little gas stove that slides out of the boot. The couple in the camper next door were from Hull of…
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  • Vietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea Island - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Vietnam Protests China Construction on Disputed South China Sea IslandWall Street Journal (blog)China has over the recent years increasingly asserted its claims over the near-entirety of the South China Sea, a major maritime thoroughfare and believed to be rich in energy resources. Parts of the contested waters are also claimed by Vietnam and more »
  • A Year After Flight 370's Disappearance, Grief and Anger Endure - New York Times (blog)

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Las Vegas Review-JournalA Year After Flight 370's Disappearance, Grief and Anger EndureNew York Times (blog)Chinese police officers trying to block reporters from interviewing relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Beijing on Jan. 30. Many of the relatives demanded that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all on board died Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 sparks conspiracy theoriesLas Vegas Review-JournalAlien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep comingReutersAlien Abduction? Stolen by Russia? What Happened to MH370?NewsweekMalay Mail…
  • As Formula E Comes to Miami, Critics Question Whether Electric Race Is Really ... - Miami New Times (blog)

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Miami New Times (blog)As Formula E Comes to Miami, Critics Question Whether Electric Race Is Really Miami New Times (blog)Electricity surges through a spinning blue Earth. A wind turbine whirs majestically under a perfect puffy cloud. A girl runs her hand through a wheat field bathed in golden light. And a sleek racecar is unveiled as engines rev and fans scream. "The and more »
  • Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti - NPR (blog)

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    NPR (blog)Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over GraffitiNPR (blog)Two young German men who broke into a train depot in Singapore to spray-paint graffiti on a commuter train car have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane. They were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November.and more »
  • CORRECTED-Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep coming - Reuters

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    CORRECTED-Alien abduction? Stolen by Russia? MH370 theories keep comingReutersThat conclusion has been challenged by aviation bloggers and freelance investigators, who have questioned key radar plots and assumptions about the speed and fuel burn of the jet. Lending credence to some of the sceptics, Tim Clark, head of Emirates and more »
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  • Cisco: Nearly 10-fold Global Mobile Data Traffic Growth Over Next Five Years

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Press Release - Feb 26, 2015 Cisco® Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019 revealing that in five years, 97 percent of global mobile data traffic will be considered "smart" traffic - with advanced computing/multi-media capabilities and a minimum of 3G connectivity. According to Albert Chai, Country Manager for Cisco in Malaysia, the nation is facing similar growth of mobile data traffic driven largely by the emerging internet savvy generation as we usher the age of the Internet of Everything (IoE) where people, data, processes, and things are…
  • LinkedIn Crosses Two Million Members in Malaysia

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Press Release - Feb 26, 2015: LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network with over 347 million members globally, today announced that it has surpassed two million members in Malaysia. The milestone is particularly significant, following the launch of the Bahasa Malaysia language mobile app in 2014 and LinkedIn’s introduction of the Traditional Chinese language, which together are appealing to a broader cross-section of professionals in Malaysia. Including Malaysia, LinkedIn’s member base in Southeast Asia is now more than 12 million, and more than 64 million in Asia…
  • EMC Announces The Data Lake Foundation

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    The Data lake is one place to put all the data enterprises may want to use, including structured and unstructured data. The application ? Big Data lah !!!The Data Lake foundation enables solutions which bring data, applications and analytics together while delivering analytics wherever needed. A data lake strategy simplifies the storage, management and analysis of Big Data by bringing together data in real-time, near real-time or in batch, and from disparate sources crossing multiple protocols. Here’s what the Data Lake Foundation consists of these core features: Efficient Storage:…
  • CGTrader 3D Robotics Challenge Winners

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    The 3D graphic “Robot” challenge from CGTrader challenge was aimed at those who are pushing the boundaries and can’t help but wonder what the robots of our future will look like. The 3D Robot Challenge was put out to more than 120,000 3D designers and the winners are: Cyber Matryoshka1.) Best 3D Robot Model Medical Bot by cnever 2.) 1st Runner-Up Cyber matryoshka by crashmgn 3.) 2nd Runner-Up Robohorse game-ready by harlyk 4.) Best 3D Robot Model Portfolio Portfolio by Lordlight
  • IT News Week 4 of Feb 2015

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:26 pm
    For week 2 of Feb 2015. For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news. PR - Feb 26, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab Unveils Enhanced B2B Partner Program PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Brocade Unveils the Industry’s First IP Storage Switch for EMC Connectrix PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Mieco Selects Epicor ERP 10 for Malaysia GST Compliance PR - Feb 25, 2015 - Kaspersky Lab announces global security accelerator in partnership with venture industry leaders PR - Feb 24, 2015 - Microsoft Announced the most affordable Internet-ready phone PR - Feb 24, 2015 - McAfee : Asia sees highest mobile malware infection…
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  • Ramen Kanbe @ Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Not all ramen are created equal. So before you decide to eat at Ramen Kanbe, do know that their soup is soy based and prepared with chicken bones and vegetables for a light and clean taste. If you are expecting ... Read More The post Ramen Kanbe @ Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Sikit Atas Restaurant & Bar @ Damansara Heights

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    There is no shortage of good restaurants at Damansara Heights. The challenging part is to look for one where you can get nice, filling meal that also fits the average salary-man’s budget. Cue the opening of Sikit Atas (replacing Nerofico) ... Read More The post Sikit Atas Restaurant & Bar @ Damansara Heights appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodle @ Kepong

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    Today I am going to introduce to you one of the best places to have Fish Head noodle in Kepong. This restaurant is located behind Brem Mall and forms what is commonly known as the “zinc roof row” with a ... Read More The post Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodle @ Kepong appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Croissant Delicatessen @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Croissant Delicatessen is a sandwich bar that uses croissant instead of the usual bread. It is located at the boulevards section of Plaza Damas just outside Hartamas Shopping Centre. The easiest way to look for this newly opened restaurant is ... Read More The post Croissant Delicatessen @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
  • Sg Dua Char Koay Teow @ Butterworth, Penang

    21 Feb 2015 | 1:12 pm
    I have probably said this a few times before but I am going to repeat it again. If you are a Char Koay Teow (CKT) lover and planning on visiting Penang soon, do yourself a favour and try the Malay ... Read More The post Sg Dua Char Koay Teow @ Butterworth, Penang appeared first on Malaysia Food & Travel Blog.
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  • Arabic learning series

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    we started to work on this project a few month ago and we’re still working on it. 6 books and 6 work books. we used international illustrators to make these series more and more interesting. I tired to use different kind of design for every section to make it different from other books in the market!
  • Malaysia is the top emerging digital economy in Digital Evolution Index

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Last week I found an interesting report about digital economy.  It is called “Digital Evolution Index” conducted by the Fletcher School at Tufts University in collaboration with MasterCard and DataCash. Malaysia is the top in the category of “Break out” nations. It is ranked at 23 out of 50 nations and one of the fastest moving countries in the index from 2008 to 2013.  In this report, I found that only 2.9 billion global internet users receive an access to the internet so far. Remaining people cannot use the internet because there is no access to it.  However,…
  • Highlands tranquility

    4 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    When I woke this morning at 6.30am (or more precisely, lay in bed under a doona with my eyes open) I heard nothing. No cars, no roosters crowing, no people starting their day. Absolutely nothing. And I smiled. I’m in the Cameron Highlands, in Malaysia, and over the last couple of days I’ve been totally impressed with the tranquility of this place. It’s highest point sits at about 2000m and the mountain ranges are covered in beautiful rainforest trails and enchanting tea plantations. Regardless of whether it’s 6.30am, 1pm or midnight, the Highlands has a peaceful quality about it. Tea…

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    About 60 divers from the world’s strongest nations in the sport – Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine and USA – will be on-hand at the first meet of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2015 taking place at Beijing’s iconic ‘Water Cube’ (CHN) from March 13-15. The stellar line-up includes many returning Olympic and World champions: 10m Olympic champion David Boudia (USA), 3m World champion and 2014 overall Series winner Chong He (CHN), 2014 overall Series winner in the 3m springboard Yahel…
  • Panoramic View : Istana Negara

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    4 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Panoramic View (Post#19) : Istana Negara “Istana Negara” means National Palace and when
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  • KPM Bursary & JPA Scholarships 2015

    WJ C
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    Do not miss! Click here for the most complete list of 50+ scholarships 2015 available for STPM and SPM 2014 candidates 9 March 2015: Kuok Foundation Berhad Singapore Polytechnics Diploma Awards 9 March 2015: Ajinomoto Post-Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN International Students 2016 10 March 2015: JPA Scholarship for Overseas Studies (Germany, France, Japan, Korea) 2015 10 March 2015: Bank Negara Scholarships: Bank Negara (Pre-University) Kijang Emas & Kijang Scholarships, Bank Negara Malaysia Undergraduate (Honours) Scholarship Awards, Bank Negara Postgraduate Scholarships (Master and PhD)…
  • Top 8 Survival Tips for International Students in Malaysia

    WJ C
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Guest post by Edith Hayden (Share you education tips with 30,000+ Malaysian students) Being an international student in Malaysia, remember a few vital things. It is alright to be nervous when you’re abroad for higher studies. People get the jitters even while applying to universities in their homeland. Mingling with new people, trying different things, and forming a new pack—everything initially blends into a spine-tingling, throat-parching moment of apprehension.But after meeting the other freshman students, you’ll be able to cast aside the stress and explore the enjoyable side of…
  • Top 50 Malaysia Scholarships 2015 Openings for STPM & SPM 2014 Result Holders - Apply Now!

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    19 Feb 2015 | 3:05 am
    Exclusive Offer: Buy Cheap Bus Ticket Online Malaysia & Singapore Using Discount CodesInvitation: Score straight As in SPM? Please consider sharing your tips with fellow juniors by sending a guest post to be featured here. Applying for scholarships? Please consider sharing your scholarship interview tips with fellow Malaysian students. Help us help others, cheers!SPM 2014 Results Release Date (Tarikh Keputusan SPM 2014): 3rd March 2015 How to Check SMS 2014 Results Using SMS: Type SPM space IC number space index number Send to 15888 FREE for a limited time: Get 50+ Scholarship Offers via…
  • Myth Busters - 7 Myths About College Busted!

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    18 Feb 2015 | 12:06 am
    Guest post by Jessica McCarthy (Share your stories and advices with fellow Malaysian students) Let us bust some commonly believed myths about college admissions and college life to give a clearer picture to students.Students who are applying to university or college usually get scared when they hear these statements listed below when they are downright false. Because of this, they either end up with a wrong career or miserable in a 3rd rate or fourth rate college. If you are about to go to college or you are thinking about applying to college, then you should definitely read this article as…
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  • Copyright stuff

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    One big question I always have - Copyright. Anyone can enlight me a bit here? Say: I hired a photographer for my wedding. After I got all the photos from the photographer, I give it to my friends, who then post it online and on Facebook. Short and sweet right? Now, the photographer goes to my friends and threaten a legal suit because those photos are copyrighted by the photographer. So, are those photos mine to share or do I need permission from the photographer to share? Or in this case, do my friends need permission from the photographer or me? This same thing goes to web design. I hired a…
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  • Sleepless nights; change of all schedules; and change of quick...

    2 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Sleepless nights; change of all schedules; and change of quick junkie yuckie ickie diet. How the hell am I not going fat soon?!?!
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  • Letters In Transit

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    I would have taken a photo of the crumpled sheets of paper that were in my waste basket had Melissa not emptied them out earlier in the evening. Bin night you see. I have been trying to write a letter for my unborn kid for the past week. Handwritten that is, to be kept for her along with the other words of wisdom, until her 18th birthday. It's a cool sentiment that some part of my brain scoffs because it believes I'm going to offer those words before she reaches 18 anyway. It doesn't matter. It's a plan. Which is a damn sight more than I have at this moment. Thing is, I'm terrified and…
  • Finding Futures

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    I keep saying that I want to return to this blog, but it's more like at the end of the day I have nothing to say because honestly there is nothing in my life. That and the fact that Facebook has become a more constructive outlet to my thoughts than this blog has become. Almost a year ago, I said I would return to this blog, provided that I find some kind of reason fr it. That reason though has been harder to find that I thought. I think in part, is because I have yet to find a reason to my life in the years after I made the conscious choice to leave my ambitions behind. So it has felt like…
  • Private Anonymity

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

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

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

  • Visit The Philippines 2015

    Yein Jee
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    TV commercial for Visit The Philippines Year 2015, featuring some popular and beautiful tourist destinations in the Southeast Asian country, i.e. Palawan, Davao, Cebu, Manila, Siargao, Bohol and Boracay.
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    Colin Charles Agenda

  • Do you need the .com?

    Colin Charles
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Conventional wisdom says you need to have the .com in a domain name. Nowadays its backed by the fact that you have the .com easily available on your mobile phone’s popup keyboard as well. But lately I’ve seen some quality sites launch and they don’t have the .com’s to go with it. AppleWorld.Today. In the past, let’s not forger <re/code> from the AllThingsD folk at Wall Street Journal (also, .net). You’ve always had John Gruber’s Daring Fireball in the .net-namespace. So maybe you don’t need the .com and you’ll do just fine. It’s interesting to travel…
  • Microsoft’s reaction to open

    Colin Charles
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    It’s interesting to follow what Microsoft has been doing, especially in relation to their reactions to the open world. The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project was always interesting. It ships with Linux as a default, and it didn’t take long for Microsoft to offer Windows on this device. Though its likely that there were never any large deployments for this. Now, you find that Microsoft Windows 10 is basically a free upgrade for users from the days of Windows 7. And it looks like upgrades are going to be free going forward. This follows what Apple has done with OSX, and if you look back…
  • Here, and defending your trademarks

    Colin Charles
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    I read: Nokia threatens London start-up over ‘HERE”. It’s all about Lowdownapp (I’ve not heard about it before this), made by David J Senior & crew. I think the crux of the problem is that they have also released an app called HERE and Nokia is obviously pissed because of HERE Maps. Apparently Nokia has spent USD$12m on creating the HERE brand and are now defending it. I’m not surprised this startup hadn’t heard of it. I’m also not surprised that unless you’ve used a Windows phone, you’ve probably not heard about HERE Maps either. There was a release of HERE Maps on iOS,…
  • MariaDB turns 5!

    Colin Charles
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    I stopped working on MySQL at Sun Microsystems in late 2009 (after a lengthy period of garden leave), to join Monty Program Ab, and was greatly anticipating a MariaDB release that we could take to market. The first GA release of MariaDB came out February 1 2010 – MariaDB 5.1.42. Today is MariaDB Server’s 5th birthday! We didn’t even want to call it GA back then — we referred to it as a “stable” release. We didn’t make our own builds because we figured source code tarballs were good enough; so builds were made and hosted at OurDelta. It took some months (around August 2010)…
  • Samsung should learn to take care of their customers

    Colin Charles
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    My first Samsung mobile phone was a Samsung Galaxy S3. I still use it as my roaming phone, though mainly all it does now is serve as a device that I plug into a battery pack and let it act as a tethered modem. The main reason is that its slow. Its old. The software on it is outdated. Keep in mind this was a phone released in May 2012 (I must have gotten it in June 2012). The equivalent iPhone that came out in 2012? The iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 still runs iOS 8 without issue. Samsung is notoriously delayed when it comes to updating software; in fact they rather you buy a new device. No, the…
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  • 13 JavaScript Libraries to Create Interactive & Customized Maps

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    We previously featured Google Map Maker and 10 other tools to help you build maps. However, if you prefer using Javascript libraries instead, have we got the post for you. Here are the JS libraries you can use to show special map markers, draw custom route lines or even show a dialog when you hover or click on certain points of the map. Personalize your maps in the style that you want — some of them can be styled with CSS — or customize your map to be as interactive as you like. The source of the map data, dependencies and licenses of each library has been included for your…
  • 7 Best Sites To Check DNS Propagation

    Hongkiat Lim
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    Whenever changes are made to DNS or Domain Name Server records, DNS propagation kicks in. This could take several hours, or even days to complete, and during this time your DNS IP will fluctuate. Your visitors may end up at your new website or the old website. If you want to check the current state of your DNS records during DNS propagation, we have a list of seven useful online tools you can use to do this. The tools are free and pretty straightforward to use. I hope you find them useful. Recommended Reading: How to clear DNS cache in OS X Yosemite 1. App Synthetic Monitor This tool has 4…
  • How To Install WordPress Locally With Vagrant

    Daniel Pataki
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    Developing locally is one of the best things that can happen to you. Not only does it let you dispense with upload/download times, you can create as many projects as you want, work with real domains locally and generally speed up everything you do. Vagrant is a great piece of software that creates reproducable and portable virtual machines which you can use as local web server environments. In this article I’ll show you why Vagrant is so awesome and how you can get up and running with awesome WordPress testing environments pretty quickly. You may also be interested in the following…
  • 9 WordPress Plugins To Do More With Your Fonts

    Nancy Young
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    There are many elements in web design that require your full attention. Typography is one major element although we usually don’t place its importance high up the priority list. However, use the wrong type face or fonts that are too small and you will leave a bad impression amongst your readers. On that thought, I have put together 9 WordPress plugins that can help you do more with your fonts, such as change their color, size, appearance. On top of that, these plugins also help you better manage, highlight and display fonts on your site, make instant pull quotes and tweets, disable…
  • 5 Designers’ Secrets To Launching Your Career Right

    Guest Contributor
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Freelancing is a journey for each of us and we learn and grow from the mistakes and errors that we make on the job. Learning from our mistakes is a crucial step in the journey to success. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior" — Henry C. Link, author, psychologist. Take my experience for instance. I do freelance work on the side, only seeking out projects when I need some extra cash. On one such instance, a client reached out to me for my help with a project. I threw myself in – without doing any…
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    Malaysia Asia

  • Music Festivals in Malaysia

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    There has been a surge in Music Festivals in Malaysia over the last couple of years as the tourism industry has been growing tremendously on a positive note. With the many new music festivals and events, there was a need for this to be published as many locals and also foreigners visiting Malaysia would like to know where and when these festivals will take place.  The list of music
  • Raptor Watch 2015

    4 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Raptor Watch 2015 is organised by the Malaysian Nature Society who also turns 75 years old this year and the bird watching event on the 14th of March will be celebrated differently as promised by MNS. This birding festival held at the Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse in Melaka celebrates the return of the migratory birds of prey or better known as raptors from their journey back to their breeding
  • Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 is taking place this 14 and 15 March at Monumen Alaf Baru, Precinct 2 in Putrajaya. This is also the 7th year that the pioneer hot air balloon festival has been happening here and every year, it only gets better and better. For two days, visitors will be treated to spectacular balloon races, the night glow, events and many more
  • Terengganu Chinatown

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    While Terengganu, a state in east coast Malaysia is the gateway to the main islands, not many people visit the city proper and among one of the missed locations is Terengganu Chinatown. The location of this historical place is along Jalan Kampung Cina or Jalan Bandar in the Kampung Tiong area and is highly recommended for any tourist or traveler.   For anyone visiting the Perhentian
  • Malaysia Live Band Music Festival - MMF2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    For the live band music lover, this 8th March, the Malaysia Live Band Music Festival or MMF2015 will take place at the Sunway Surf Pool in Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya for the first time. A total of 20 Malaysian live bands will be performing in this inaugural one day music festival which promises an evening of great music.  In Malaysia, live bands are commonly found in bars, clubs and
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    Melaka Travel Guide & Blog

  • Finding the Best Hotel in Melaka

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    Melaka or Malacca is a city with great historical significance and located near the Straits of Malacca. The city is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The state of Melaka has 3 districts such as Alor Gajah, Jasin and Central Malacca. Malacca city is the capital of the state. The tourists can find several historical places, buildings, museums, and monuments in Melaka. The tourists can enjoy several other attractions such as cultural parks and theme parks. Best Hotel in Melaka To enjoy various tourist destinations in Melaka, you can find several hotels in Melaka that offer different…
  • Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca by Bus

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Malacca is the popular choice among travelers in Malaysia as it is a tourist destination with a rich culture & history. The simplicity & rich heritage of Malacca invites visitor all over the world, who visit this UNESCO world heritage site in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and gateway to get to various tourist destinations in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur to Malacca by Bus Buses are departing from Kuala Lumpur to different places from two main bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur such as Terminal Bersepadu Selatan and Pudu Raya or Pudu Sentral. Kuala Lumpur is the major…
  • Straits of Malacca – The longest Strait in the world

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Straits of Malacca is a funnel-shaped narrow waterway of 800 km long that connects the South China Sea and Andaman Sea. The Strait of Malacca is running between Peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and Sumatra (Indonesia). The name of the strait came from Malacca Sultanate that ruled the group of islands between 1400 and 1511. The port of Malacca played an important role in trade during 16th and 17th centuries. The depth of water in the southern side of the street does not exceed 120 feet. Usually, the depth of water is around 90 feet. However, the depth of the water deepens gradually…
  • Eye on Melaka – Once Tourist Attraction, Now History

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:39 am
    Many of the tourist destinations in the world are best known for the tourist attractions they provide. Melaka is best known for being a UNESCO world heritage city and the strait of Malacca is the longest strait in the world. There are other notable tourist attractions in Melaka as well. Eye on Melaka Eye on Melaka is a Ferry wheel / observation wheel located in the central Melaka on the bank of Malacca River. The 60 meter tall Ferry wheel provides an excellent view of the Straits of Melaka & Melaka River. Eye on Melaka is a portable Ferris wheel inspired by the likes of London Eye and…
  • 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…
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    iMoney Learning Centre

  • Don’t Let These 5 Bad Money ‘Tips’ Drain Your Retirement

    Iris Lee
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Every festive season, we gather with our families and friends, exchanging stories, anecdotes and sometimes even advice and tips. Although we should always take the good intent tips with a pinch of salt — we have to admit, we can almost publish a book with the amount bad advice we hear over the holiday. Let’s compare notes and see if you’ve heard any of these terrible retirement tips: 1. Just save and don’t take the risk of investing With the rising inflation and cost of living, merely saving your money is not enough. You’ve heard it, and you’ve probably have read it somewhere:…
  • Can I Retire With Just RM1 Million?

    Rebecca Shamasundari
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:27 pm
    A million Ringgit is definitely a lot of money. In the past, it was always considered “the benchmark” in terms of a person’s wealth. After all, having RM1 million officially makes you a millionaire. However, can RM1 million in your retirement outlive you? With the average life expectancy of a Malaysian at 75 years old, and retirement age at 60 year old, your retirement fund should be able to last at least 15 years. If you spread RM1 million over a 15-year retirement, it only comes up to about RM66,667 a year or RM5,555 a month. That’s not too small a sum if you are planning to…
  • How One Woman Struggled Against Cancer AND Her Finances

    Fiona Ho
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    No one is ever ready to hear that they have cancer. When news of her colon cancer broke, Choo Mei Sze did not only have to grapple with shock and dysphoria, her struggles were amplified by the financial worries that quickly entailed the experience. It all began when her dad insisted that she paid the gastrointestinal specialist a visit following bouts of diarrhoea that lasted for three weeks. “I often experienced tummy upsets and would have to go to the bathroom up to seven times in a day. But I thought it was normal or I had develop a sensitive stomach towards Malaysian food since…
  • 6 Deadly Investments Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Cost

    Iris Lee
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    This article is sponsored by Securities Commission Malaysia, under its InvestSmart initiative.        “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over,” the maverick billionaire, Richard Branson, once said. There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. Making mistakes is not necessarily a bad thing, because we learn so much more from them than the successes. However, making mistakes in your investment costs you money. With that in mind, most investors, experienced or otherwise, try their best to avoid making any mistakes when it comes to…
  • How I Paid Off My RM58K Study Loan – Interest Free

    Guest Contributor
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Pic Credit: ”Graduation 07“ by David Joyce  I was 25 years old when I knew it was time to go. I had already worked two years for the national oil company, PETRONAS but I knew my future wasn’t there. There was a problem though — if I quit, I would have to pay back a large sum of money. After all, they had sponsored my education for five years from 2002 – 2006. The contract required me to work two years for every year of sponsorship. So I had a ten-year employment bond. Having served only two years, I would have to pay back 80% of the sponsored amount. I was…
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  • Real Estate Monetization Strategies: What You Need To Know

    Khai Yin
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Just last week an old high school friend of mine came down from Taiping and we met up for a teh tarik session in Setiawalk, Puchong where I work. The last time I saw him was when I took my SPM results back in the mid 1990’s (yes, I’m that old), and so I was surprised that he would come and catch up with me after so many years (two decades!). And so Willie Loong (that’s this real name – don’t laugh) had come over to ask me about a couple of “opportunities” that were pitched to his family by a group of agents last month in Taiping. He was from a…
  • What Clueless Noobies Overlook When They Buy Property

    Khai Yin
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    If you’ve been reading GoodPlace for some time now then you’ll know that what we say here at this blog can be rather contrarian to popular beliefs when it comes to property. For example, we think that home ownership is not for everyone (sacrilegious, I know), and that anyone wanting to become rich from buying and selling property is probably misguided. We also reckon that newer innovations like crowdfunding is bad for property, and that seminars, books and DVD programs are counterproductive when it comes to investment education. I’ve written more than 170 guides now at this…
  • The Mentor’s Laundry List Of Mental Biases

    Khai Yin
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    In about an hour right after I published the article on using mind hacks last week, The Mentor had sent emailed me a PDF document with a short message - “Consider this my CNY ang pow to you. Turn to page 22.“ The PDF was a scanned document of an antique looking book with no cover. I then turned to page 22 as he had asked me to. It was a list of the common mental biases that would pretty much determine if a property investor would be successful or otherwise. I had told The Mentor that I had wanted to make GoodPlace the ultimate repository of information and data on Malaysia…
  • How To Use Mind Hacks To Up Your Investment Game

    Khai Yin
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Soon you’ll realize that meeting me is not the best way to learn about business and property,” the Mentor had said to me over our meeting last Sunday at his sprawling Nilai estate. “You’ll only confine yourself with worn-out ideas and conventional dogma. Find insights elsewhere and apply them in your business. That’s how you gain an edge.” I then reflected back on my own mistakes when I was starting out. Like the typical eager newbie, I would immerse myself with property investment books (with impossibly hype-y titles like “How To Make $10,298,107…
  • Astoria Ampang

    Khai Yin
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Picture source: Now given that most mid / upper market developments are launched at the pivotal RM1,000 PSF price point and above, Astoria’s rather competitive pricing may raise an eyebrow or two. Indeed, prices start at about RM950 PSF, and the cheapest (and smallest) unit stands at just barely in the region of RM500,000. That’s practically unheard of for a city condominium these days… Given that the upper tier high rise segment is due for a correction soon enough, perhaps the developer Land & General (L&G) is already plowing ahead of the curve.
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  • A lady with a Passion – Lavina Art Gallery

    Dennelton Mandiau
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Livana Art galery.Christianne with one of her paintings.Christianne Goonting, who likes to be known as Tianne, is a lady with a deep passion for art. She is a very prolific artist who soon ran out of space in her house for her paintings.(A quick look around her house will vouch for her passion , it would seem that if it does not move, it’s a fit subject to be decorated . Cupboards, mirrors, kettles, empty bottles and even the dustbin are all empty canvases to her. ) To overcome this challenge, of space, she and her husband purchased a single story detached house around Karamunsing.
  • Riding the steam train in Borneo

    Dennelton Mandiau
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    It was during the rule of the North Borneo Chartered company that the railway in Sabah came into being. The engineer in charge of construction was Arthur J West and it was in his honour that the little town of Weston in the Brunei Bay was named after him. Weston was the start of the railway line which first ended in Beaufort town. Later it was extended to Tenom and the port in Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu). When it was completed in 1906, it was a very important means of transportation for the people and produce from the interior to the towns on the west coast of Sabah. The railway suffered badly…
  • Manis Manis Nature Resort & Spa

    Dennelton Mandiau
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    Hill view rooms.Recently, I went with some friends of mine to the Manis Manis Nature Resort & Spa which is situated along the new Kimanis to Keningau highway. The distance from Kota Kinabalu is 60 km and it took us just over an hour to drive there. The resort was previously called DZ resort but was sold and is now under new management, hence the rebranding and new name of Manis Manis or in English “Sweet Sweet” resort & Spa. The turnoff from the highway to the resort is on the left of the main Kimanis/Keningau highway. Follow the gravel road for about 300meters and you will arrive…
  • Borneo International Orchid show in Kota Kinabalu

    Dennelton Mandiau
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    No flowering plant has captured the attention of humans, or stirred their passions, in quite the same way that orchids have. In past ages, orchids — in all their 20,000 or so wild varieties (and over 100 000 hybrids) — have been hunted and collected in almost every part of the world. Today, millions of people remain devoted to the plant as the flowers do have a colorful history. A century ago, adventurers often died during daring collecting journeys into jungles and swamps, in search of new and captivating species to sell to eager buyers. And it took Western gardeners centuries to unlock…
  • Mari Mari Sepanggar – A secluded island hideaway

    Dennelton Mandiau
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    SABAH is gaining popularity as a beach destination and because of this the beaches on the islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park are terribly overcrowded and noisy, which takes away much of the joy of having a peaceful, relaxing day on the islands. To overcome this and provide their guest with a more enjoyable excursion, many tour operators are offering various other islands near to Kota Kinabalu as alternatives such as Mantanani and Dinawan Island. Dinawan Island plays host to mainly the Chinese market while Mantanani is rather a long way off and takes about 3 hours travelling time…
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    Langkawi Island Travel Guide & Blog

  • Singapore to Langkawi – A trip full of adventure

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Langkawi Island is an archipelago of 99 islands, which is separated from the Malaysian mainland by the Straits of Malacca. Langkawi is one of the districts in Kedah state, Malaysia. Langkawi is also known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’. Out of 99 islands of this archipelago, only four are inhabited. The four islands with inhabitants are Pulau Langkawi (the main island), Pulau Rebak, Pulau Dayang Bunting, and Pulau Rebak. UNESCO gave Langkawi Island the World Geopark status to recognize the conservation activities in the island. Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest…
  • KL to Langkawi – A trip full of adventures

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Langkawi is one of the sought-after destinations in Malaysia. By visiting Langkawi, the visitors can enjoy beautiful beaches, jungle and other sightseeing places. The tourists in Langkawi can find enough resorts and lodgings of different rates for accommodation. Different modes of transport can be used to reach Langkawi Island from Kuala Lumpur. Before you plan a trip to Langkawi, it is also important for you to get to know best time to visit Langkawi Island. KL to Langkawi Trip Langkawi Island is accessible from different parts of Malaysia and other neighboring nations. There is no direct…
  • A Guide to Langkawi Homestay

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    The Langkawi Homestay program allows the tourists to stay at the home of a family. The tourists can experience the life of the family and interact with them to learn the lifestyle and culture of the people in Langkawi. Depending on the location, the Homestay offers the tourists to enjoy the food, culture, and economic activities of that particular area. Each Malaysian state is unique in its own way. Some of the activities that can be enjoyed and experienced by the tourists at the Homestays are rubber tapping, fish breeding, agricultural activities, cultural activities, traditional dances and…
  • Langkawi Sky Dome offers 360 Panoramic view of Langkawi

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Langkawi Sky Dome is a unique and first of it’s kind outdoor dome in SouthEast Asia region, launched in Malaysia by former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in 2014. This is another milestone attractions in Langkawi which is already a famous tourist hub in Malaysia for providing sandy beaches, outstanding resorts, snorkeling & a lot of fun activities. Langkawi Sky Dome The Langkawi Sky Dome offers an exceptional 360 degrees panoramic view to its audiences and offers 3D image projections covering the wide perspective while watching animation films. The striking aspect is…
  • 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…
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