Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Learn Wilderness Survival Skills

Malaysia has many places for trekking enthusiasts. Adults and schoolchildren alike often go on trekking trips, either on casual basis or on school-funded trips. Unfortunately, some of these trips ended up in misadventures in the sense that they end up being lost.

If you were one of those lost, would you have been able to survive in the wilderness? It probably is a good thing to pick up some survial skills. Below are a few local outfits you can learn such skills:

Outward Bound Malaysia has two centres — in Lumut, Perak and Kinarut, Sabah — that offer public and tailor-made courses for adults, youth and kids. For more information, visit or Tel: (05) 683 5077

A two-day/one-night package at Miki Survival Camp in Sabah costs RM250 per person, minimum 4 pax. For more information visit or

Langkawi-based Wilderness Centre runs tailor-made survival courses. Pick up basic First Aid, navigational techniques and expedition planning skills. Tel: (04) 966 8000, or visit

Source: The Star

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

50 Things Malaysian

Malaysia celebrates her 50th year of nationhood this August 31. There are lots of things and people that define Malaysia. The Star has with the help of readers come up with 50 things that define Malaysia. Some of them are the Petronas Twin Towers, our teh tarik, the expression "lah" and topping the list is the ever-popular nasi lemak. What else?

Below is the current list of 50 and inputs are still coming in. If there is anything else you think is worthy to be considered Malaysian either in look, taste, smell or sound? You can submit your feedback here.

50 Things Malaysian

Nasi lemak
Nasi kandar
Roti canai
Teh tarik
Kajang Satay
Ramly Burger
Char koay teow
ABC (air batu campur)
Yee sang

Ta pau
Malaysia Boleh
Yam seng
Mat Salleh

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Tan Sri P. Ramlee
Mat Rempit
Ah Long

Buildings & Places
Genting Highlands
Penang Bridge
Sepang International Circuit
Petronas Twin Towers
Mount Kinabalu
KL International Airport
Pasar malam
Dataran Merdeka
24-hour Mamak stall
Batu Caves

Culture and Others
Balik kampung
Open house
Baju kurung
Malaysian hospitality
“Malaysian time”
MyKad or identity card
Vision 2020
Ang pow in many colours
Wayang Kulit

Monday, August 27, 2007

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Malaysian and Asian stocks plunge

Friday, August 10 - Malaysia and Asian stocks took a beating with Japanese shares plunging almost 450 points in morning trade Friday following a sharp fall on Wall Street overnight, sparked by fears about a spreading credit crunch.

In Kuala Lumpur the benchmark Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) eased 22.34 points at 1,291.05. Stocks in Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea also fell.

Source..The Star
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