Sunday, December 31, 2006

No restrictions on Singapore cars in JB

Singapore vehicle owners can rest easy now as any Singapore-registered car with adequate insurance coverage can be driven into Johor Baru at anytime without being seized, according to the Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk N. Parameswaran. There would be no restrictions on Singapore “off-peak cars” (bearing a red Singapore registration plate) being driven on Johor Baru roads during peak hours. More..The Star

Switch to Diesel

With gasoline prices soaring, the trend is now to switch to diesel for higher profit margins and cost savings. If you are thinking about switching your vehicle to diesel it's only natural that you would have doubts about the Diesel Performance.

Though diesel trucks come with power from the dealer, with a few modifications like Diesel performance chips and tuners, exhaust systems, etc., you can still have your truck getting the optimum mileage yet maintaining great power. is the site you should check out for their efficient diesel performance product. Visit today!

A Happy New Year to You

2007 - Best Wishes for a Happy New Year and may it open up for you more opportunities, greater success, happiness and prosperity. And may all your dreams and wishes come true.

Credit Card News and Advice

Credit cards are becoming easier to use so they have become a popular way of paying for goods and services. But at the same time credit card debt has risen dramatically. Do you think credit cards are good or are they bad?

Most of us have at least one credit card. Did you know that having more than one credit card could be advantageous? You could control spending by allocating specific card for specific purposes, such as one card for shopping, one for paying utilities, and so forth.

If you're in UK and are looking into getting a credit card, Creditcard-gb would be able to give you credit card advice. Choosing the right credit card is important. You need to be aware of the many different types of cards on offer and to fully understand the small print involved. Creditcard-gb will be able to help you.

Creditcard-gb will also be able to give you the lastest credit card news to keep you abreast. Credit card news has to be accurate and up to the minute, which is where Creditcard-gb comes in. They scan the latest news and press releases looking for news that is useful for you.

Fireworks and countdown parties

If you're anywhere in Kuala Lumpur or in the Klang Valley or even up in Genting Highlands, here's a list of countdown parties you can join in and have yourself a wonderfully memorable time while you usher in the new year.

PETALING JAYA: There will be no countdown party at KLCC but revellers will be treated to a breathtaking fireworks display at the park at midnight on Sunday.

Petronas Nasional Bhd said in a statement that there would be no party or concerts at KLCC out of respect for Hari Raya Haji but the fireworks display would be held to usher in the New Year.

It said visitors would be able to catch a six-minute fireworks display and there would also be a countdown display at the site.

The statement was made to clarify reports that there would be no New Year countdown or spectacular fireworks display at KLCC.

However, celebrations and accompanying fireworks are expected to go on as usual in most places in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Genting Highlands.

Where the countdown parties will be:

Genting Highlands
Local Chinese guest artistes will perform until a massive fireworks show takes place just before the countdown at the First World Plaza. Party starts from 9.30pm till late. Entry is free.

The Curve in Mutiara Damansara
The carnival includes a concert featuring Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu and other artistes that will last till the New Year. Celebrations begin from 6pm. No entry fee required.

Bintang Walk
Street party and concert featuring local Chinese singers with fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Party begins from 7pm onwards. Entry is free.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Splash Surf Beach Party with a special appearance by 45 finalists of the Miss World Tourism contest and performances by local bands. A spectacular fireworks display is set to light up the sky at midnight. Doors open at 7pm. Adults – RM88 nett and children – RM55 nett. Cover charge after 10pm – RM50.

One Utama Shopping Complex
Countdown street party at Central Park Avenue (main entrance of new wing). Party begins from 6.30pm. International artistes like Australian band North, Genie Chuo (Taiwan) and local artiste Nicholas Teo to perform along with Myfm deejays. Expect incredible fireworks to light up the celebrations. Entry is free.

News Update by The Star Newsdesk

Friday, December 29, 2006

Spector Pro Monitoring Software

The current technological advances have given rise to increased access to the Internet. There are more homes with PCs these days than say five years back. Children make up a big part of those surfing the Net. This has inevitably resulted in parents being concerned about their children's safety as to what do they view on the Internet and who do they chat with.

Parents can rest easy now as there is a solution to allay parents' concern. It is in the form of a monitoring software. Myspace is currently a popular site where youngsters visit. Spector Pro is designed to monitor and record every single aspect of activity from Any myspace login and password will be recorded and much more. Spector Pro records every detail of what they do on the computer – their chats, instant messages, emails, the web sites they visit, what they search for, what they do on MySpace, the pictures they post and look at, the keystrokes they type, the programs they run and more. This is what Spector Pro can do in the home-front. Wouldn't any parent feel more at ease?

Spector Pro works just as effectively in the office. Employers will be able to monitor PC activity to ensure that employees do not use PC in inappropriate ways. There is no monitoring software better than this PC Magazine award winning Spector Pro, the world’s best selling software.

Book flights on AirAsia via their call centre

The Star reported that travellers hoping to book AirAsia flights can bypass the current Internet problems by contacting the airlines' call centre.

An AirAsia spokesman said its website was experiencing some delays as a result of congestion following the damage to telecommunications cables after a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan on Tuesday.

AirAsia's call centre number is 03-87754000 and it's 603-86604343 for international callers.

Bookings can also be made via travel agents.

Postie Patrol in Chicago

Wish I was in Chicago. Why? I would have been able to attend the very special holiday season Postie Patrol then. From the video, I could tell it was an awesome, awesome event, made more fun by HP teaming up with PPP for the best Postie Patrol yet. Am glad PPP made a video of it to share with the rest of us who were not able to make it. Well, here's the video, enjoy it.

You know what? I think this is the best PPP video by far and my favorite part is the part about Ted. Dang! I missed that, in person I mean. Well done, Robin, you deserve it! Is any Postie Patrol slated for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? I'd be so looking forward to it. Thanks for a great time. Lots of fun.

In summary, PPP rocks with great fun videos and HP rocks with great Digital Photography Tips.

Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia

East Malaysia, i.e., the states of Sabah and Sarawak, have pleanty to offer in terms of tourism. Take Sarawak for instance, known as the Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak, is Malaysia’s largest state and has one of the country’s most ethnically diverse populations. It is also home to the world-famous Mulu Caves National Park which has been designated a World Heritage Site.

Sabah on the other hand offers beautiful beaches and islands where snorkelling and diving are popular activities.

Internet access improves

Getting online two days ago was frustrating and depressing as response time was painfully slow. I thought there was something wrong with my system but later I read in the papers that the slow response time was due to earthquakes that hit Taiwan damaging the submarine cables. I'm glad Internet access is back to normal, almost. However, accessing videos is still not possible.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

CompTIA Network Training

I've always wondered and marvelled at computer shops and how they managed to set up such a complicating network or system. If you're one who has the intention to set up such an outfit but lack the expertise, you might want to check out Comptia Network Training.

Trainsignal offers accelerated hands-on IT Network Support and Administration training. It is a proven method that guarentees results or your money back. Learn how to administer your very own network with their effective instructor-led training which is fun and in interactive scenarios with real-world examples. Whether it is How to Setup A Computer Network, Configure Security or Administer Your Network; they walk you through the details, step-by-step. And with their 120 CompTia Network+ Exam Questions you'll be more than ready for the Exam! For only $149.95, it's really a steal.

Need A Loan?

Everyone enjoys a holiday season, the recent one being that of Christmas. Christmas though enjoyable comes with a lot of spending. The gatherings for dinner functions, visiting and presents for one and all - all these require money. It is holidays like these that some families run into trouble with debts.

Luckily, there are ways to get out of such debts and one of them is to take up personal loans. If you're a homeowner, secured loans would be recommended as the interest will be lower.

Mortgages is also another way of getting out of debts. can also help you. They have mortgage consultants who will be able to find you the best mortgage that suits your needs. A mortgage consultant ensures that you avoid common mistakes that might leave you paying too much money or getting into financial difficulties. Check out today.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Passports in a jiffy in Sabah

Sabahans would be happy to know that getting an international passport in Sabah will soon be a breeze. Come next year, Sabahans can apply for or renew their travelling documents in just two hours once the digital printing machines to generate the high-tech passport are installed.

This is a far cry from years ago when it took three months to approve and then reduced to three weeks in the 1980s and then down to 24 hours in 2005 and now to just three hours.

More..The Star

Moving to Las Vegas

My neighbour who has been thinking about moving to live overseas recently told me that he might be moving to Las Vegas. He said Las Vegas is a tough and competitive city but it also has a lot of opportunites to make money.

He's thinking about renting a place initially but would like to eventually own his own home. He's been checking out homes for rent as well as those in agent listings. And if he's not able to find any suitable place, he may want to buy a new home. He prefers condo-living, so he may get one of those Las Vegas Highrise Condos. Buying a new home would offer him plenty of incentives such as free upgrades and downpayment assistance.

Ferris Wheel Draw for KL

Piling work has begun at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa where a 60m-high ferris wheel with 42 gondolas will be installed as one of the major attractions for Visit Malaysia Year 2007. It will be ready to be launched on January 6. The ferris wheel will be installed for the whole of next year as one of the attractions to attract tourists. Called "Eye On Malaysia", it will provide city folks and tourists alike with a view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
Read story..The Star

Coupon Codes for online shopping

I've always liked giving gifts of books. My good friend, Cindy, will be celebrating her birthday next month. She loves to cook and experiment with new dishes. Maybe I'd get her a new cookbook on Italian cooking. I like to shop at my favorite online bookstore, Amazon, with coupon codes. In fact, I love to shop online. With online coupons, I get big savings from discounts and free shipping.

Disruption in Internet Access

I've been experiencing very slow Internet response from this morning and was wondering whether it could be my PC. The news below from The Star provided an explanation. Internet access to overseas websites has been disrupted due to earthquakes in southern Taiwan. If you're having the same problem you know why.

Article below from The Star
Internet access to overseas websites disrupted

PETALING JAYA: Local Internet access to overseas websites came to a crawl Wednesday after international links were disrupted by the earthquake in southern Taiwan.

Internet service provider (ISP) Jaring said the disruption started at about 3.45am Wednesday, and warned users to expect congestion to and from overseas websites during peak hours.

Internet service provider TM Net said the earthquake caused a fault on Asia Pacific Cable Network 2 links between Shantou, China and Tanshui, Taiwan, and between Lantau in Hong Kong and Chongming, China.

The disruption has caused outages to several TM Net international transit and peering links.

TM Net said Malaysian Internet users may experience some delay in accessing content and websites hosted overseas, especially in the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Europe.

Action is being taken to reduce traffic congestion by diverting traffic through backup links, it added.

TM Net customers can call 1-300-88-9515 or e-mail for further enquiries.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Spector Pro 6.0

My colleagues expressed concern about their children being exposed to the wrong type of information or coming into contact with the wrong company on the Internet. Their children's safety is their primary concern. I think their problem will be solved if they use the Spector Pro monitoring software. This software has been selected as the Editors’ Choice by the experts at PC Magazine. is a popular hang-out site for youngsters these days and getting into a myspace chat is a common activity. With Spector Pro, parents will be able to monitor their children's every chat.

Not only is Spector Pro useful for the home, it is also a great tool for the office. Once installed, you will be able to monitor employee computer activity resulting in improved productivity. Spector Pro is also easy to install. Check out Spector Pro website for more information.

Second wave of floods

As if the current flood situation in southern part of Peninsula Malaysia is not bad enough, a second wave of floods hits Johor Bahru caused by heavy rain in the last 24 hours. Three relief centres have been set up to take in more evacuees.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Chatrooms and Social Networking!!

I used to spend a lot of time chatting online. Actually, I still do. In fact, I quite enjoy this form of social networking because it gives me some identity privacy sort of and the chance of making new friends albeit online. I normally chat with people from overseas. I find them very friendly, nice and easy to get along. Generally, everyone is very nice in these chatrooms. So far, my experience with these chatrooms has been positive. If you have not had any experience of being in a chat room, you may want to give it a try. It's really fun and you won't go away disappointed. Try it.

Christmas Eve Shopping

I was at a shipping mall yesterday and was surprised to find so many people still shopping for Christmas gifts. Perhaps it's more fun shopping at the last minute. All that Christmas decorations and carols make the mall really nice and cheerful.

Home Equity Loans

We've been living in our house for ten years now and due to the expected wear and tear, the kitchen area needs some refurbishment. I thought it'd be a good time now for this work to be done as our home mortgage is almost paid up. We looked around for the best deal for a loan and found that home equity loans would suit our need. We finally took up a home equity loan and found that the amount not only was enough to cover the renovation, we even had some extra cash to get a new sofa set.

Merry Christmas








To all my visitors near and far, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. May this Christmas be the joyous ever and the best of new years to come.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Keystroke Recorder

More and more homes are now having personal computers at home which means more and more people (kids included) have access to the Internet. Parents who are at work will not know what their kids are viewing on the computer nor what their kids are communicating on. Or even worse to whom they are communicating with. There is now a way to know for sure and it is by way of a keystroke recorder. Keystroke recorders can keep track of the kids Internet activity so that parents will have an idea of what their kids do on the computer.

These recorders can also be installed in the office where employees Internet activity can be monitored so that employees do not misuse their time thus improving overall productivity. Keystroke recorders can be used to record anything from web sites they visit to recording passwords. Why not get a keystroke recorder for your home or office for that complete control.

New Public Toilets in KL

I am happy to announce that Kuala Lumpur has been installed with twelve new automatic toilets in the main tourist areas of Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wisma Denmark, Shahzan Tower, Conlay Square, Jalan Ampang, Medan Pasar, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Central Market, Sogo and Jalan Raja Laut.

A total of 23 public toilets, including the 12 automatic toilets and other conventional toilets, have been planned in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2007.

The eleven conventional toilets are at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Raja Alang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Raja Laut, Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Petaling, National

Read story..The Star

RAZZ Mixer Contest

In Malaysia, karaoke has really caught on and there are many places one can have some fun exercising ones lungs and honing one's singing skill. I love to sing but have not got any recording done of my singing so far. Perhaps I should give this RAZZ Mixer Contest a try. My friends have been saying, "Who knows, You could be the next RAZZ Idol". If I don't win, at least I will get to enjoy my 15 minutes of fame.

Hey, why don't you give it a shot too. All you need do is make a recording using the RAZZ Mixer, then save it and publish it anywhere. It could be in MySpace, your blog or any personal webpage. It is entirely up to you. There are 10 runner-up prizes of $25 and one GRAND prize of $250! Good luck!

Railway Services in the South

The floods have disrupted rail services in the south. However, The Star reported that the following railway services have resumed.

Ekspres Rakyat;

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur;

Ekspres Sinaran Pagi;

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore;

Eskpres Sinaran Petang;

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur;

Eskpres Senandung Malam;

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur;

Ekspres Timuran; and,

Tumpat – Singapore – Tumpat
KTM Bhd said the services would be subjected to weather conditions and flood levels.

100% Financed Preconstruction Duplexes

If you are in Florida and are looking into investment opportunities, you are in the right place. This is because Southwest Florida real estate market has experienced tremendous growth and appreciation over the last few years with duplexes in Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral in Southwest Florida being the proposed investment opportunity.
The current cost of the duplex project is approximately $285,000, which includes the land, building, and site improvements, closing cost and interest during construction with no payments during construction. And the cost can be financed with a loan of 85% to 90% of the appraised value. So if you are thinking of affordable housing, duplex, SW Florida, Equity, you may want to check out these duplexes.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Trekking and Mountain-climbing

Malaysia offers many sites for trekking and mountain-climbing. Nature tourism adds income to the country. Unfortunately, many of us are contributing to destroying the many beautiful parks and mountains that we have. Littering is irresponsible. Let's not contribute to it.

Here's an eye-openining story from The Star.

Glycosure - An Immune System Remedy

I love the outdoors, trekking, cycling, gardening, and visiting orchards and farms. But of late, I've not been able to participate in these activities due to my frequent bouts of flu and feeling faint.

A colleague recommended Glycosure and I'm happy to report that life is never going to be the same again. Being an all-natural remedy I was feeling like my old self within two days of taking it. In fact, I just participated in a Treasure Hunt and I felt wonderful. Thanks to Glycosure. I am living proof that it is effective with absolutely no side effects. Let me tell you a little about this product. It is a pharmaceutical-grade product, formulated using the latest nanotechnology to ensure effectiveness. I intend to continue with Glycosure as after prolonged use my Immune System would be completely renewed.

Take Glycosure for a healthier Immune System.

Flood victims need these items

The flood in the southern region has caused many people to be taking refuge in community centers. The Malaysian Red Crescent Society has made a list of items that are needed by flood victims. Read The Star to know what is needed and how you can help.

Rockstartup - Episode 3

This is one awesome reallity show, I tell you. You may think I'm crazy but I just love moving house and I've done that a few times already.

Watching this exciting Rockstartup Episode 3 brings back those great times of packing and unpacking and anticipating the great feeling of a new place.

There are a few things I like about this episode and the new PayPerPost office. For starters, I just love the color scheme - so reflective of PPP and such exciting colours. The purple compliments the blue and the green very nicely.

The celebration at the end of it is cool. Congrats on moving up!

Friday, December 22, 2006


In the fashion world, batik has become a popular export. If you are visiting Malaysia, do check out our batik-wear in any shopping mall. Our creative designers will make your shopping a pleasurable experience you will not forget.

Quickbooks Bookkeeping

Running a business is not easy as it involves many areas. Running a business well entails being able to handle every area well. Among other functions, bookkeeping is one important area that needs attention. Good bookkeeping requires an efficient system in place. Some companies outsource this function.

Quickbooks Bookkeeping is a company that offers bookkeeping services to small businesses relieving companies of their bookkeeping chore and their rates are reasonable. Other than accounting, taking care of a small business payroll is also part and parcel of the services they offer. To maintain good employee morale, employee payroll must be in order. Outsourcing the payroll function to an expert is a wise management decision.

Nowadays shopping is so much easier with online shopping. I love shopping online as it's hassle-free. I don't have to queue up at the paying counter and the best part is that I don't have to get stuck in traffic for hours not look for parking space.

Online shopping can be cost-effective too. There are many sites where I can get coupons for stuff. I found this great site, It offers lots of great deals and one that even offers a cash back deal to a get a free T Mobile Prepaid phone. Actually, this is the exact gift I need this Christmas. Why don't you get one too? Use

Airport Security Charge

Air travellers wlll have to pay an additional charge from January 15. This is the airport security fee which airports around the world have imposed after the September 11 incident.

KUALA LUMPUR: Passengers using airports in the country operated by Malaysia Airports Bhd will have to pay a security charge of RM6 for international flights and RM3 for domestic flights from Jan 15 next year.

The charge will be included in the cost of the air ticket, similar to the current passenger service charge

More..The Star

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Floods in the Southern Region

The holiday season this year is with a sad difference for folks in the southern region of Peninsula Malaysia as the area has been hit by floods. People in Kota Tinggi and Segamat are the worst hit. Flood waters are not expected to recede as more rain has been expected the next few days.

Read story from The Star.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Eye on Malaysia" for Visit Malaysia Year 2007

In London, there's the BA London Eye. And next year, Kuala Lumpur will have her own Ferris Wheel for Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Named "Eye on Malaysia", it is a 60-metre high structure similar to the “London Eye”. It will be unveiled at the launch of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 on Jan 6 at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa here in Kuala Lumpur. The Ferris wheel is set to be the top draw.

More..The Star

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Stricter luggage regulations for Australian travel

The introduction of enhanced security measures in airports all over the world is the result of vulnerabilities identified after British authorities foiled a terrorist plot to bomb several transatlantic flights in August. Air-travel has never been the same since.

PETALING JAYA: From March 31 next year, Malaysian passengers and everyone travelling in and out of Australia by flight will have to abide by strict hand luggage regulations when carrying liquids on board planes.

Only small amounts of these substances including drinks, creams, perfumes, sprays, gels and toothpaste will be permitted to be taken through the screening point onboard aircraft as carry-on baggage.
More...The Star

Friday, December 15, 2006

Kelantan may allow discos at tourist belt

KOTA BARU: The PAS-led state government, in an about-turn, will consider allowing some types of entertainment outlets to be opened in a proposed tourism zone along Pantai Cahaya Bulan.

State Local Government Committee chairman Takiyuddin Hassan, responding to proposals from some quarters in the travel trade here, said “such outlets can be considered if there are investors.”

The move is bound to draw attention as Kelantan had previously banned outlets such as nightclubs, karaoke outlets and pubs.
More...The Star

Student visas in 24 hours

This is good news for Malaysian students going to further their studies in the U.S.

KUALA LUMPUR: The United States Embassy is able to issue student visas within 24 hours of application.

First secretary Andrew Miller said the procedure, implemented over a year ago, was to alleviate the fear of the perceived cumbersome process of applying for a student visa.

“There are many aspiring students who wish to experience the education that the US has to offer but are fearful of the lengthy process of applying for a student visa,” he told a press conference.

More...The Star

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Malaysia has a new King

Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin is Malaysia's new King.

KUALA LUMPUR: Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, who became the youngest Malay Ruler when he ascended the Terengganu throne at the age of 36 in 1998, was also among the youngest to be proclaimed Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Under the five-year rotation system, Sultan Mizan was proclaimed the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, succeeding Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail.
More...The Star
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