Saturday, 17 October 2015

Rumah P. Ramlee, Penang

"Rumah P. Ramlee" Penang, is one of the attraction in Penang. It is the birthplace of Dr. Teuku Zakaria Teuku Nyak Putih aka P. Ramlee. P. Ramlee was a legendary multi-talented artist, a Malaysian actor, movie director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer.  P. Ramlee is famous in Malaysia and even in the neighboring countries such as Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.

The location is part of a National Archives which houses an Auditorium, Gallery  and the old house of P. Ramlee.


Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday – 10:00pm to 12:00noon, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday – Closed except during public and school holidays
Entrance fee: Free 

Address:
Rumah kelahiran P. Ramlee
Lot 2180, Jalan P. Ramlee, 10460 Penang 

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Aquarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, Penang

Aquarium Tunku Abdul Rahman (Aquarium TAR ) is a mini aquarium with more than 100 species of marine fish, freshwater fish species, species of aquatic plants and turtles.

Opening time:  10:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Close on Wednesday.

Ticket Price:
Adult: RM5.00
Children (6-12years): RM2.00
Children (Below 6years): FREE Entrance


Address:
Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman
FRI Batu Maung
11969 Batu Maung
Penang Malaysia



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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

KLCC Park - Lake Symphony

One of the main attractions in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Towers and the KLCC Park.

The KLCC Park is situated on a 50-acres landscape, featuring children's playground, symphony fountain, wading pool, jogging track, shelters and benches, patterned foot-paths and sculptures.

The night attraction at the KLCC Park is the Lake Symphony in front of the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, the show combines the musical fountains and  the light show which is programmed to provide 150 magical animations.

The show is available every night from 7 pm till 10 pm.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Haze worsening in Malaysia

As today, 4 Oct 2015, the haze crisis in Malaysia is worsening. 2 days school closure for all schools. kindergarten, primary and secondary, in Peninsular Malaysia except for the state of Kelantan, due to the the haze for the coming days on the 5th and 6 th October 2015.

The flights services are also facing disruptions due to the air quality and visibility.

Three airports are temporarily closed this morning (reopened as at 6pm today), the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar and Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh. 

It is the first time a "serious crisis" such as this occurred in 10 years since I stayed here in Malaysia. Though there were similar haze occurrences in the previous years they were not as big as today's levels.

Surprisingly, the people in Alor Setar, where I live, conduct their daily routine as usual despite of the air quality. Food stalls by the road side open for business with their regular and drive by customers present.

Only a handful of people that I saw on the streets wearing the protection face mask while outside or riding the motorcycles.

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They are known as type N95 mask. There are cheaper mask costing around 0.30 cent per mask, but I was made to understand that better quality mask for N95 can go up to RM6 per piece.

The masks are sold in hardware, 7eleven and pharmacy stores. Some people I noticed are also using the surgical mask, priced at RM 1.10 per piece which is not recommended.

Don`t forget to stay indoors and drink plenty of water.



 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Haze in Malaysia

Air Pollution in Malaysia, Brunei, environmental crime, haze crisis, haze south-east asia, illegal forest fires, Indonesia, Singapore, thailand, tourism, travel, Unfortunately Malaysia is one of the country affected by haze. The annual illegal forest fires from Indonesia is the cause of the haze. It is an annual problem in South-East Asia and more countries are affected by the Indonesian haze such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Southern Thailand.

The illegal forest fires are set by the workers in the plantation industry as a cheap mean of clearing the trees to prepare for new ones.

It was once commonly practiced in Malaysia as well with the rubber tree plantations, but due to regulations and alternative used for the woods in furniture industry had reduced the need to dispose the old trees in such way.

This year the haze crisis are getting worst in Malaysia where some states were forced to close the schools and health problems arises. Most affected by the haze are children, elderly, and people with lung and heart disease.During the haze it is recommended to drink plenty of water and stay indoors.

In forums, recently, it is frequently discussed on the haze issues in Malaysia. This had posed negative impacts on travelers looking forward to visit Malaysia, which will spoil their plan for holidays.

It is a repeated problem each year and hard to predict on the haze occurrence. Indonesia and other South-East Asia countries are working hard on solving this issue.

Hopefully, the haze crisis will decrease and the culprit could be punished for their 'environmental crime'.

To check on the Air Pollution Index in Malaysia, Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map checkout the website: http://aqicn.org/map/malaysia/#@g/3.9341/102.486/7z





Jati (Teak) tree

Jati (Teak)  tree is a tropical hardwood species of tree known as Tectona grandis. It is  native to south and southeast Asia countries including Malaysia. It is known to be grown even in Africa.

The tropical hardwood, which is easy to be differentiated to other trees with its yellowish-brown color and could grow very tall up to 40 m (131 ft) in height.

The tree is resistant to insects and to warping and for this the wood of Teak tree is primarily used for furniture and shipbuilding.It is also known for the Teak tree to grow better in jungle environment but quite frequent you can see it being grown along the highways. 

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