Monday, February 25, 2008

Investing in Silver Bars

Inflation and currency exchange rate fluctuations are factors that affect wealth in terms of decreasing wealth instead of increasing or preserving it. There is no better time than now to invest in precious metals such as gold or silver to preserve capital or wealth as world demand for silver, for instance, now exceeds annual production..

Both gold and silver come in coins or ingots of pure bullion cast in convenient size and shape. Through Monex Deposit Company (MDC) you can purchase silver bars, gold or other precious metals and coins for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.

The dedicated staff of professionals at Monex Precious Metals are committed to serving your precious metal investment needs to positively impact your investment.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Malaysian Polling Day - Mar 8

Malaysia is geared up for her General Election and Polling Day has been set for March 8. The colourful flags and banners are in full sway while campaigning is in full swing. This General Election will see the National Front (right now the ruling party) having stiff competition from three Opposition parties and a few Independent candidates. The results will be enthusiastically anticipated by everyone. Will there be a change or do the people prefer a status quo? We shall see.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Malaysian children without birth certificates can now go to school

In an effort to ensure Malaysian children receive equal access to education and prevent them from dropping out of school, children who do not have birth certificates can now be enrolled in school as long as their parents obtain a confirmation letter from their village headman or the Village Development and Safety Committee (JKKK) head.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said under present regulations, children who do not have birth certificates cannot attend school.

“This is a Cabinet decision and takes effect immediately. These children no longer need to wait for confirmation from the National Registration Department,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting between his ministry and the Plantation and Commodities Ministry.

All school heads have been directed to accept these pupils, he added.

Source: The Star..Children without birth certificates can now go to school

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Karisma Resorts for that Romantic Cancun Vacation

Malaysia is known to have some of the best beaches and resorts in the world. However, it would still be desirable to explore new places and take in new experiences.

How about a romantic cancun vacation with beach beds with retractable curtains for impromptu moments of ocean-view intimacy, beachside bar swings, dedicated Beach Butlers, hot tubs and hammocks, swim-up rooms with ocean views, sunset margaritas served by a Beach Butler on a private stretch of sand, exquisitely presented food prepared by expert chefs. All these designed for a private haven of privilege.

Friends who have been to Mexico sing praises about the beaches and resorts at Cancun, a coastal city in the eastern part of Mexico. Karisma Resort offers five signature resorts catering to both family, adults only and one for holiday-makers who enjoy the comfort and luxury of being in a naturalist environment in a vacation paradise.

With luxurious accommodations, invigorating entertainment and gourmet-inclusive concept of cuisine, Karisma Resort offers a discerning holiday-maker a relaxing and romantic vacation for just one price.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Yee Sang - A Must in the Chinese New Year

Malaysia has a multi-national, multi-cultural population and approximately 25% is made up of Chinese, basically, descendants of migrant Chinese who came from various parts of China.

During this time, wherever one goes, one will be greeted by decorations reflective of the Chinese New Year. Malacca, a historical state has been spruced up for the occasion. Jonker Street and surrounding historical places have been areas of tourist interest. A giant feast of Yee Sang with Yong Ann's bird's nest has been served to the public. This giant serving made it into the Malaysia Book of Records as the biggest plate of Yee Sang.

Yee Sang is a salad-based dish with added slices of raw fish and condiments. This dish symbolises growth and properity.

Among the 18 ingredients in the 10m round yee sang were papaya, cucumber, shredded white ginger, shredded red ginger, slices of pickled leek, lettuce, Bo Chui crackers, fried green yam, fried red yam, ground peanuts, chicken floss, carrot, raddish, powder of five spices, pepper, plum sauce and Yong Ann’s bird’s nest.

Gong Xi! Gong Xi! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

More...The Star

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Malaysia Go to the Polls on March 8

The Star reported today that "the Election Commission has set Feb 24 for parties to nominate candidates for 12th general election; Malaysia goes to the polls on March 8.

Parliament was dissolved yesterday, ending weeks of speculation.

Malaysians will be asked to give a fresh mandate to the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Candidates will vie for 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats.

Abdullah will lead the Barisan Nasional into the election for a second time.

The assemblies of all states except for Sarawak were also dissolved Wednesday after the mentris besar and chief ministers sought consent from their respective rulers."

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

This is the Year of the Rat. If you are a visitor to Malaysia, you would have noticed the Chinese New Year decorations downtown, in malls and homes.

Even the food served is different from normal times. Have you tried this dish? Have you seen the ritual involved? Everyone around the table uses a pair of chopsticks and toss the dish with wishes of better tidings in the new year.

This is a dish of various vegetables and fruits cut up in strips mixed with raw fish slices or abalone and condiments. This dish called "Yee Sang" is only available during the Chinese New Year. Nowhere else in the world will you find this yummy unique Yee Sang dish.

Lantern decorations adorn the streets for that air of festivity.

Chinese oranges or mandarins are synonymous with the Chinese New Year. They symbolise good fortune.

The pictures above are actually e-postcards. Would you like to send them to your friends and family at home? They can be found on Postcards from Malaysia.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

AirAsia flies to Singapore from KL

One no longer need to pay more than RM800 for a return trip to Singapore.

AirAsia yesterday made its inaugural flight to Singapore's Changi Airport carrying 180 passengers including its CEO, Datuk Tony Fernandes, who said that AirAsia will push for more flights on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route as well as for services from Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang into the island republic.

AirAsia had been seeking rights to this route for the past six years.

Two other budget carriers – Jetstar and Tiger Airways – also made their maiden flights from Singapore to the KLIA yesterday.

Air Asia flies twice daily on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route with fares quoted at RM29.99 or S$13.99 (excluding airport taxes and surcharges) one way.

Tiger and Jetstar will operate one flight each between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Tiger uses the LCCT while Jetstar uses the Main Terminal Building.

Tiger is 49% owned by Singapore Airlines while Jetstar is the budget offshoot of Australian carrier Qantas.

Source: TheStar
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