Thursday, November 29, 2007

Panning for Gold in Mersing, Johore

There is gold to be found here in Malaysia.

Yes, gold can be found along the shores in Mersing and it has attracted hordes of local prospectors as well as from as far as Terengganu. Mersing is a coastal town in Johore by the South China Sea. If you happen to be in Mersing, why not head on over there for some gold panning. Who knows, you might strike gold!

Try Some Clams

When it comes to seafood, Malaysia is a paradise. You can get fresh fish, crabs, shrimps or prawns, squids, clams and others anywhere and at very reasonable prices too.

If you like clams or lala as they are known locally, you are in luck as right now, there is a bountiful supply of clams found in the northern shores. Clams in Malaysia are normally prepared the stir-fried method. If you are new here and if you happen to be dining in a Chinese restaurant, order some clams. I can assure you, you will not regret it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Japan's New Entry Security Procedure

If you are planning a trip to Japan, you may want to note Japan's new entry security procedure. The new rules came into effect last Friday, November 23.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Earn A Degree from an Online University

Many people have the intention of going for higher education. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, their intention or dream of a university education was dashed or had to be put on hold. If you are one of those who have been nourishing this dream, you can now see it fulfilled right from home by enrolling into an online university.

One such online university is capella university. It offers undergraduate programs in business, information technology, education and many more. There are also graduate programs in the fields of business, information technology and public safety.

Capella University is an accredited university and was founded in 1993. It is a fully online university which makes it convenient as there is no need to travel distances to attend tutorials and such. If you would like more information, visit this site: or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving from Malaysia!

It's not a gazetted holiday here but expats relocated here from Western countries would be celebrating this important of western holidays. Over here, the school holidays has begun starting from November 17 and will stretch until January 1 of next year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Lap Band - the Least Invasive Weight Loss Procedure

Yes, take the first step on your journey to better health and an improved quality of life. And we are talking about being overweight and taking action to control your weight. There is now available a less invasive procedure called the Lap Band procedure that can help you control your urge for food thus helping you lose weight.

At Journey Lite, this houston lapband is performed by highly skilled and experienced bariatric surgeons and a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the safest and least invasive surgical weight-loss solution and the most comprehensive support programs available today. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient (day surgery) setting and offers a shortened recovery period. The best part is, it is adjustable and completely reversible.

Additionally, not only the surgeons are the best in the U.S, their highly competent staff is specially trained in caring for all the physical and emotional needs of the seriously overweight patient.

A Better Air Quality

The Star reported that the Health Ministry is looking into the possibility of expanding the non-smoking zones to more public places with the Tobacco Products Control Act. Areas targetted may be hawker centres, in factory buses, at fitness centres and at national service camps.

The Ministry is in the last stage of drafting the Act and the hope it is to present it to the Cabinet next year before tabling it in Parliament. So let's look forward to better air quality in the not too distant future.

Send a Postcard Home

While enjoying your visit with us in Malaysia, don't forget to let your friends and family back home know that you are having a great time here. What better way to let them know than to send them a postcard, an e-postcard, that is. There is a wide selection of postcards here.

Shop Around for the Credit Card that Meets Your Needs

A credit card is no longer a luxury these days. It is more like a necessity. If you are buying a big ticket item, for instance, it does not make sense to be carrying around all that cash. Here in Malaysia, personal cheques are sometimes not accepted. Therein lies the convenience of cashless credit card shopping.

Applying for a Credit Card can be a tricky affair as there are so many out there. Fortunately, there are sites like that have information for one to make comparisons of the different credit cards available. Not only that, you can also get a whole list of credit card issuers and the type of credit cards available. It is to our benefit to do some searching and make comparisons in order to be applying for the credit card that meets our needs.

Malaysia for Higher Education

Malaysia has become a destination for higher education as more and more foreigners get enrolled in our public and private institutions of higher learning. Malaysia is targeting 15,000 enrollments for the next three years, more than double that of the current enrollment. The large number of Chinese students pursuing their studies in the country shows that Malaysia and courses offered by its higher learning institutions are attractive to foreigners.

Food in Malaysia is safe to consume

If you are a visitor to our lovely country and wondering as to the safety of food found here, our Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, told reporters recently that the quality of imported food is safe because of constant monitoring at 36 entry points with the cooperation of the Customs Department and other agencies. This was as reported by The Star. Food found to have contravened our food regulations have been rejected, returned or destroyed by the authorities.

Blister Treatment

New shoes sometimes give us blisters. In fact, some of us still get blisters with old shoes. I normally treat them with regular plasters but I know they are not so effective. I recently came to know about ENGO Patches and they have received the National Health & Wellness Club Seal of Approval.

Sample patches given out received rave reviews from testers. With this wonderful product, no one need be wary of wearing new shoes anymore. Sports performance will improve and social life will be more fun not having to contend with foot blisters because ENGO patches not only prevent blisters, they also relieve pain to help healing faster. They are long-lasting, easy to use and guaranteed effective or your money back. With ENGO Patches, Blister Treatment will never be the same again.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Malaysia Urgent Need to Recycle Waste

With 25,600 tonnes of waste being produced daily, Malaysians will have no choice but to urgently put in more effort to recycle our waste. With waste production projected to grow by 3.6% each year, he said landfills would be at full capacity by 2020.

Our Prime Minister, at the National Recycling Day, spoke about the idea of “first-class infrastructure, third-class mentality”, and how this was illustrated in the way Malaysians treated the environment. More...The Star

Travelling Can Be Cheap with AirAsia

AirAsia is at it again, rewarding its loyal customers. The low-cost carrier is offering some 400,000 low-fare seats to thank its customers after winning the CAPA Airline of the Year award.

The promotion is only applicable through online bookings at and bookings must be made before Nov 25 while the travel period is from Jan 8 to April 30, 2008.

Fares as low as RM9.99 one-way are for flights out of Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Penang or Johor Baru. Other low fares include from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok at RM39.99; Phuket at RM19.99; Bandung in Indonesia at RM49.99 and Jakarta at RM29.99.

Other destinations included in this promotion are Manila, Bali, Macau, Shenzhen and Gold Coast. Check out the website for the low fares.

Mailing lists are Important to Drive Sales

A business cannot survive without sales. How would sales come about if there are no customers? Every business needs leads to customers. And where does a company get leads? With the Internet playing a major role in business these days, an important aspect to pulling enough customers is to be able to reach out to people out there.

Mailing Lists are the way to go. Get access to Martin Worldwide's database of over 290 million consumers and 14 million U.S. businesses and you will have overwhelming sales to keep you busy. One of Martin Worldwide's ground-breaking products is ResponseCom™.

“ResponseCom™ is the result of decades of tracking, compiling, and optimizing data merged into one vast database of proven direct mail responders. As a result, their clients have experienced higher response rates, profitability, and new business opportunities. So, whatever lists you are looking for, Martin Worldwide will have the right ones for your business.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bridge to link Malaysia and Indonesia

If found to be viable, Malaysia will be linked to Indonesia via a 37km bridge from Malacca to Dumai in Indonesia. Feasibility studies are underway. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi urged the state to reconsider all aspects before deciding if a bridge should be built, as the cost involved was very high.

According to the Star, the Malacca-Dumai bridge was proposed in the mid-90s when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the prime minister but the matter was put on hold following the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

A Garage Make-over

A garage is an extension of a home. It can be used as a storage room besides being a place to park a car or two. Being a place where people spend many hours tinkering around with their vehicles, I feel a garage needs to be a conducive place to work in. A garage floor with excessive oil stains or a cracked concrete floor is certainly not a pleasant place to spend hours confined in. Luckily a make-over is possible with garage floors. They can be coated with epoxy or floor tiles that can last for years and are easy to maintain. Just what our garage needs.

New Ruling on Entry into Libya

Here is something to note for Malaysians who wish to travel to Libya. You need to have an Arabic version of your travel documents to gain entry into the country.

If you fail to produce the translated version of your passport, you would be denied entry into the country. This is a new ruling enforced on Sunday according to Wisma Purta which issued the statement yesterday, November 16.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Are you a collector of rare or gold coins?

Having a hobby or two is a good way to spend leisure time, something which you enjoy doing and deriving pleasure from the activity. Many people collect items as a hobby such as collecting stamps, postcards or coins.

Coin-collecting is an interesting hobby. Coin-collecting can also be a lucrative hobby if the collection involves rare coins or precious metal coins including gold, silver or platinum bullion coins.

If you are in possession of a gold coin and would like to make some money out of it, would you know where to go to sell it for the price it is worth? The experts at Monaco Rare Coin would be able to help you.

They are a trusted leader in precious metals investments for nearly 40 years offering a vast and impressive array of resources for investors and collectors alike. Having access to the most intriguing rare coins available, Monaco Rare Coin is exclusively poised to provide their customers with the best prices and service not found anywhere. So if you are looking to buy or sell rare and precious metal coins, there is no better place than Monaco Rare Coin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

One Sen coin to be discontinued

Just like the RM1 coin that has been discontinued, come April 1 of next year, the RM0.01 sen will no longer be used. The one-sen coin will effectively become worthless. All prices will either be rounded up or rounded down to the nearest five sen.

For example, if the total amount to be paid is RM82.01 or RM82.02, it will be rounded down to RM82. However, if the total that has to be paid is RM82.03 or RM82.04, it will be rounded up to RM82.05.

All quarters will benefit from this move - consumers, businesses and the Government. Businesses will no longer have to handle the coins or ensure a ready supply, while consumers will also not have to worry about carrying the coins. The Government will save RM18mil which it spends yearly to mint these coins.

Source: The Star

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Krillion Finds You The Item in a Store Near You

What do we do when we want to look up something or check out an item we are interested in buying? We go online and search for it. Shopping online is the trend these days but some people still prefer going to malls and retail outlets to check out the item. However, it would take some legwork to visit one store after another to find the item, wouldn't it? Did you know that there is no need for that hassle anymore?

There is now a search engine that allows you to search for an item in a store near you? Take for instance, if you are interested in Whirlpool Washing Machines, all you need do is to key in those keywords, key in your town or city and voila! you would instantly know which store has the Whirlpool Washing Machines that you are looking for. You can then go over to the store to buy it. Cool, don't you think?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Get Paid to Blog

Do you have a blog? Do you want to make money with your blog? If you answer "Yes" to both questions, then you are at the right place. Sign up for bloggerwave and get paid to blog. Make some extra money and come on over and visit enchanting Malaysia.

Bloggerwave connects advertisers to bloggers and aims to be Europe's biggest advertising media on blogs and you can help Bloggerwave be No. 1 in Europe.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Need a Payday, Short-term Loan?

With escalating prices of goods, people sometimes get caught with insufficient funds or have to pay for something unexpected, like a medical bill. In times like these, rather than facing humiliation from borrowing from friends or family, there is another way around it. Apply for a payday loan. Payday loans can now be easily applied for online.

What is a payday loan? It is a cash advance that is a quick and easy way to bridge your cash needs when payday is not here yet. Payday loans from paydayloanquotes is also referred to No Fax Payday Loans as it is easy to apply for one online - no hassle of paperwork, no credit check, no strings attached and completely confidential and secure. Once application is approved, funds are transferred into your bank account.

These Faxless Payday Loans will get you through any temporary financial setback. A cash advance can also be used to travel. Need a payday loan comparison? helps consumers compare prices on short-term loan options.
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