This is Dataran Merdeka, being set up for tonight's countdown party. Like cities around the world, Kuala Lumpur is also gearing up for this crossover to the next decade. You will find countdown parties all over the Klang valley, just take your pick of venues which include
1.Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Come dressed like Lady Gaga and stand to win attractive prizes. The best Lady Gaga outfit and five lucky winners will receive a RM500 Calvin Klein fragrance hamper. The funky entertainment starts from 9pm with Fly FM, a Gaga Flash Mob, a drum percussion performance and Gaga Dancers. Check out real-time updates on Pavilion KL on facebook and twitter at @Pavilion_KL.
2. Sungei Wang Plaza. Come join the Chinese Street Party Concert featuring two international artistes and nine Malaysia talents in Jalan Sultan Ismail in front of Sungei Wang at 9.30pm. Performance by Taiwanese rock band formed by two brothers Yen Chih-Lin and Chiu-Hsin and Tank, another popular singer and songwriter. The local line up includes A Bin, Lan Kah Fai, Tedd Chan and Thomas Jack. Other performances will start at 6.30pm. At the stroke of midnight, revellers will be treated to a fireworks display. The road in front of Sungei Wang will be closed from 12.01am today till 5am tomorrow for the setting up of the concert stage. For more information log on to www.sungeiwang.com.
3. Dataran Merdeka. The Ambang 2011 Kuala Lumpur concert is scheduled to begin at 8pm in Dataran Merdeka. Performers include Mizz Nina, rock legend Amy Search, Malaysian Idol 2 winner, Daniel Lee, Datuk David Arumugam, Ramlah Ram, pop rock band Pop Shuvit and Ernie, the first-prize winner of Bintang RTM 2009. The party will end with a fireworks display.
4. SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara. Celebrations begin at 8pm (until 1am) with live music entertainment and captivating dance performances, samba style, to keep revellers entertained. A fireworks display will come on at the stroke of midnight. For event updates and direction to the venue, please visit www.sohokl.com. Entrance to the carnival is free.
5. Mutiara Damansara Commercial Centre. Countdown party starts at 8pm with performances by international artiste Colby O’Donis and local performers Tomok, Shila, Amy, Stella, Kay and Alvin. MDCC comprises the Curve, e@Curve and Ikano Power Centre. Expect an array of electrifying performances and even a mosh pit for the first 200 early birds. MC for the night is Celebrity emcee Vanessa Chong. Fireworks display at midnight.
6. i-City. i- City will be ushering in the New Year with the “Ambang Tahun Baru 2011” with local performers. Among the highlights are fireworks display and laser beams for the countdown as well as SnoWalk, an “Indoor Snowland” with temperature of -5°C, an air-conditioned canopy walkway that has multi-hues and other interesting teasers. Display of fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
7. Genting Highlands. Countdown parties at Genting Highlands are very popular with folks from Kuala Lumpur. Make your way to the Genting Outdoor Theme Park’s Merdeka Stage from 11pm onwards to participate in fun stage activities and to view the colourful fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free entry to the Genting Outdoor Theme Park for all partrons from 7pm onwards today. Other places to party at Gentings include the Safari Disco and the Genting International Showroom located at Maxims Genting Hotel. The latter will be hosting a global dance event, Chivalrous Movement, today featuring some of the world’s top DJs. Early birds to Safari Disco (7.30pm-10pm) gets a complimentary mango or strawberry margarita drink each. Cover charge per in-house guest is RM45 nett and RM55 nett for walk-in guests respectively. For details, log on to www.rwgenting.com or call the Resorts World Genting hotline at 03-2718 1118 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03-2718 1118 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Marctensia hotline at 03-2092 1199 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 03-2092 1199
8. KL Tower. There is no countdown party at the KL Tower but you can watch all the fun at this strategic point in KL. The Kuala Lumpur Tower will offer a special price to the watch deck for both adults and children to view the fireworks display all over KL from the 276m tower. Adult fee is at RM20 while for children it's at RM10. Offer is open to everyone - local and international guests. Ticket sales at the KL Tower counter will begin today from 10pm until 1am tomorrow. For details, call 03- 2050 5444.
Other parties in the Klang Valley..
- Flo Lobby Lounge, Equatorial Hotel
- Palette@IOI Boulevard Puchong
- Centro Mall, Klang
- Shah Alam Convention Centre
- PJ Hilton
The Star reported today that more people are being evacuated as floods in Pahang worsen overnight, with the number of evacuees rising to 95 Friday from the 64 on Thursday.
As at 10am this morning, Km18 of the Gebeng-Kuantan Road was flooded and that stretch was closed to light vehicles.
63 people from Kampung Teladas in the Kemaman district were forced to evacuate Thursday night. The good news is, much of the floodwaters receded by early this morning and as at 9am, only 10 people remained at the relief center hall.
A bridge linking the villages of Teladas and Air Putih was made impassable by rising floodwaters for some time Thursday but is now passable.
The Star reported that Transnasional, Plusliner will continue to depart from Bukit Jalil in the New Year.
Transnasional and Plusliner express buses will continue their operations for both northern and southern departures from the Bukit Jalil bus terminal until further notice, said Konsortium Transnasional Bhd (KTB).
If you are visiting Penang, this is useful information for when you go shopping. Do bring along your own shopping bag.
Penang's ruling on ‘No Free Plastic Bags’ and ‘No Polystyrene at Local Council Hawker Centres’ will come into effect tomorrow, Jan 1, 2011. This is in line with Penang's objective to reduce the state's carbon footprint as announced earlier by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when tabling the 2011 Budget at the state legislative assembly.
The ruling will cover all hypermarkets, supermarkets, departmental stores, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, nasi kandar outlets, convenience stores including petrol kiosks and chain stores.
Mini markets and sole proprietorship businesses will have to adhere to the plastic ruling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in order to ensure the renewal of their licences.
Shoppers will be charged 20 sen for each plastic bag requested. Money collected from the sale of plastic bags will be channelled to ‘Partners Against Poverty’ Special Fund to help the state’s hardcore poor.
For shoppers who buy in volume, used cardboard boxes and paper bags will be available at shopping outlets and hypermarkets.
Random checks will be conducted by government department officers to ensure adherence to the ruling.
December 31 has been declared a holiday by the PM of Malaysia in recognition of Malaysia winning the AFF-Suzuki Cup (football). The second leg of the match was played last night in Jakarta at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in which Indonesia won 2-1. The first leg played earlier in Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Jalil stadium was won by Malaysia 3-0.
This year for Christmas, my wife Janine and I are doing something very exciting. Our kids are away at grad school and work full time, so they unfortunately cannot come back home this year. Janine and I were pretty sad about having an empty house for Christmas, so we decided to take a special vacation this year and head to the Bahamas on a week online cruise. This is our second year of retirement, and we decided that it was time to really treat ourselves.
We are almost all packed, and I just purchased a new pair of MiracleEar hearing aids so that I don't miss a thing on this vacation. Janine and I have plans to Jet Ski and parasail on the third day of the cruise. How exciting does that sound? This is truly going to be a memorable Christmas for just the two of us. Sure it's really sad to not have our family this year, but after they graduate in a few months we are looking forward to a family vacation. We haven't had one of those in years!
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The Star reported that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights to and from London have been disrupted due to the closure of Heathrow Airport.
In a statement on Sunday, the airlines said the affected flights were MH3 (London to Kuala Lumpur), MH4 and MH 2 (KL-London).
Flight MH3 is stranded in London and has been re-timed to depart on Sunday at 12pm (London time). This is pending the re-opening of Heathrow while MH4 which left on Saturday has been diverted to Frankfurt.
Let me take a break from talking about Malaysia and talk about a holiday destination outside of Malaysia instead.
I first read about Myrtle Beach from a blog I happened upon and found this holiday destination truly appealing. If I get the chance, I would like to holiday at Myrtle Beach. The Horizon is one of Myrtle Beach best hotels. It is modern and all their rooms are airy being ocean-view rooms.
See what I mean? What a view, don't you think? You get to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets along the coast and listen to the call of the seagulls as they soar across the shoreline waves, and more.
Myrtle Beach can be enjoyed any season of the year. With the vast selection of attractions, anyone can have a dream vacation come true at Myrtle Beach. If you are a water-babe, there is a water recreational plaza, indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river just to name a few. If you are golfer, you would be in for a real treat as there are over 80 golf courses to choose from!
As for accommodation, it has to be The Horizon, of course. This Myrtle Beach hotel has 143 suites of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom-type and all with private balcony. If you are planning to holiday at Myrtle Beach, do check out The Horizon's Seasonal Specials. They will certainly enhance your holiday experience. Visit The Horizon website, http://www.horizonmyrtlebeach.com/, for details and booking.
I hear it every year. Are you out of your mind, shopping on Black Friday? You people are crazy. I'm not getting up at two o'clock in the morning just to freeze my fanny off in a parking lot waiting for the doors to open. Then I get pushed and shoved through the door, banging up my elbows and knees. And all this just for the privilege of buying a. . .wait, that's beautiful! And it's only ten dollars? Are you people crazy? You can't sell a wall clock for ten dollars!
And every year I agree with them and wait until the next week to begin my Christmas shopping. This year, however, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and so I parked (not an easy thing to do) as close to Walmart as I could and stood in line to get in the doors. I wasn't going to make a decision until I saw what all the fuss was about but I saw that Dora the Explorer doll for my three year old granddaughter and I just had to snatch it up. It was on sale for five dollars down from twelve. She's going to love it!
I was satisfied with what the ruckus was all about and so I came home, got my feet warm and watched Direct tv HD DVR.
Being in the tropics - dusty, monsoon and all - our homes here in Malaysia do take a beating from the natural elements. Certain parts of the country experience flooding certain times of the year. For instance, the east coast states will have to be on the alert end of the year, and after that, the extra effort flood victims have to put in cleaning up their homes. For some, cleaning and rebuilding homes is sometimes part of their yearly routine. It is a tedious and back-breaking job which can ideally be handled well by cleaning experts.
Here's your chance to win that RM5,000 prize money at the KL International Motor Show. Hurry! Today is the last day to participate in the Snap for Cash Contest at the motor show at PWTC. Bring your camera along to the motor show and take a picture with the lovely StarMotoring models and submit your entry. As simple as that. Snap and Cash Contest details here..
If you are in Malaysia particularly in Kuala Lumpur and if you like cars and motor shows, head on over to the PWTC (Putra World Trade Center) where there is the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010. Started yesterday (Dec 3), it will be on until Dec 12. Spread over four exhibition halls, it will be a real treat for car enthusiasts. Great prices to be won too.
This time of year, I think we should all do something most of us rarely think to do in our everyday lives: help those less fortunate. As great as this time of year can be for ourselves, what with seeing all of our long-lost relatives, exchanging a bounty of gifts and more food than you can shake a stick at, it's easy to overlook those less fortunate who are probably feeling even worse this time of year. That's why I'm volunteering with a local soup kitchen twice a week this holiday season, to meet and talk with those who are in need of hot meal and a good ear that's willing to listen.
My goal: To bring holiday cheer to anyone I meet. Whether it's someone at the grocery store clerk, my boss, someone at sears cabinet refacing San Diego or whoever and you'd be surprised how a smile and a bit of good tidings can go a long way in making someone's day! Just a little food for thought.
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If you are planning on visiting the north, you may want to note that the flood situation is still bad in Kedah.
The above is the picture on the front page of The Star today. It is an aerial view of Alor Setar in front of Bulatan Maal Hijrah, Saturday (yesterday). Although the flood situation in most parts of Kedah has improved, it is not the same in the city with many roads still closed. Read full story..Floods still bad in Alor Setar
Last night my husband and I had a very productive conversation. Since we retired, we haven’t done anything too out of the ordinary…which is a shame, since now we have all the time in the time in the world to! I sit in the easy chair and read my favorite novels, while Daniel fixes up the house, does his crafts. Something about our lifestyle really is making me feel old lately, and the truth is I never felt that way until we stopped working. Last night, I walked up to Daniel while he was looking for new hearing aids on HearingAids.Miracle-Ear.com and I told him that we really need to get out and do something special, something that’ll really take advantage of this free time.
Come to find out, Daniel felt just like I did. We sat down and thought about things we always wanted to do. Daniel always wanted to try skiing, and I decided it would be fun, as well. We spent an hour finding accommodations online, and we booked at an exciting ski resort in Vermont. Our trip should definitely put a little more excitement in our lives when we get on the slope for the first time.
The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar remains closed because the runways are flooded, and for now, only helicopter services are available in Kedah. Affected passengers have the option to reschedule flights or make arrangements to fly from either Penang or Langkawi.
Water, water everywhere: The Kepala Batas Airport remains closed until further notice as the runway is flooded. But all is not lost. Look how beautiful the birds are! Food supply could be overflowing for them.
The Star reported that Malaysians have to fork out more money from today to buy more than two houses after Bank Negara slammed the brakes on property speculation.
The central bank announced with immediate effect the implementation of a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 70% for people buying their third or more house, meaning those wanting their third property onwards have to come out with their own cash amounting to 30% of the value of the house. Read Buyers to pay more after second house in full..
On July 1, last year, Penang became the first state to implement a “No Plastic Bag Day” ruling in shopping complexes and hypermarkets every Monday, before it was extended to Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well from Jan 2. And come Jan 1, plastic bags will be practically banned state-wide. Below is the article reproduced from The Star:
No plastic bags from January
GEORGE TOWN: Come Jan 1, plastic bags will be practically banned state-wide.
The move – an extension of the current “No Plastic Bag Day” in shopping centres and hypermarkets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – means that no plastic bags can be used every day by almost all business sectors.
The ruling will cover all hypermarkets, supermarkets, departmental stores, pharmacies, fast food restaurants, nasi kandar outlets, convenience stores including petrol kiosks and chain stores.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the move would reduce the state’s carbon footprint.
“Mini markets and sole proprietorship businesses will have to adhere to the ruling on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in order to ensure the renewal of their licences.
“Previously, they only had to adhere to the ruling on Mondays,” he said when tabling the 2011 Budget at the state legislative assembly yesterday.
Lim’s two paragraph announcement on the wide-ranging plastic ban was buried inside his 27-page budget speech, apparently catching many by surprise.
To promote the “No Plastic Bag Day” ruling, the state will distribute 500,000 brochures to create public awareness besides erecting educational billboards.
On July 1, last year, Penang became the first state to implement a “No Plastic Bag Day” ruling in shopping complexes and hypermarkets every Monday, before it was extended to Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well from Jan 2.
From July 1, 2009 to Oct 28, a total of 32.5 million plastic bags were saved under this campaign.
Shoppers who did not bring their own reusable bags were charged 20 sen for each plastic bag when making purchases.
The money collected from the sale of plastic bags went to the “Partners Against Poverty” Special Fund to help the state’s hardcore poor.
KUALA LUMPUR: The death toll has risen to two and more than 36,000 people have been driven to relief centres by this evening as the floods in Perlis, Kedah and Kelantan worsened, forcing the closure of roads, rail services, schools and government offices.
Kedah is the worst hit of the three states, where the floods have claimed two lives, so far, and forced the evacuation of 25,088 people as at 5pm as well as washed out the plans of several Hindu families to celebrate Deepavali on Friday.
Up to 11,411 people had moved out of their homes in Perlis and 475 in Kelantan. More..
Here in Malaysia, there are two grades of petrol, RON 95 and RON 97. RON 95 is at RM1.85 a litre while RON 97 is at RM2.10 a litre but beginning Tuesday (today) the price of RON 97 has been increased by 5 sen and will now cost RM2.15 per litre.
RON 97 is not subsidized by the government and reflects the price of petrol in the global market. Vehicles not registered in Malaysia can only use RON 97.
It was reported on July 16 that the government had decided to withdraw the petrol subsidy for RON 97 and subject it to a managed float.
Price of RON 97 would be determined by an automatic pricing mechanism.
If you are visiting the northern and north-eastern states or Peninsula Malaysia, you may want to take note of severe weather. Flash floods, thunderstorms, rough seas and strong winds of up to 60kph were expected to hit the northern part of the peninsula over the next few days, especially the coastal areas. The monsoon season has started.
The Meteorological Department (MMD) has issued a yellow stage warning, adding that heavy rain and thunderstorms with windy conditions were expected to occur over Kelantan and Terengganu beginning today. A yellow stage warning, the first of three warning levels, denotes a possibility of a monsoonal surge in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Coastal areas of east Johor, Kuching and Sarikei are vulnerable to sea level rise due to strong winds and battering waves. Flash floods are likely to occur in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur over low-lying areas affected by the city’s drainage system.
On Thursday, a mini twister swept through Mata Air, Jejawi, Perlis. Roofs were blown off while signboards were uprooted and houses damaged during the incident. A van was also overturned.
Malaysia gets sunshine all-year around and it can get too hot for some people. If you'd like a cooler clime away from the intense heat here or perhaps if you'd like to take a vacation in a Winter wonderland, sort of, here's a place you may want to consider, Breckenridge in Colorado.
Breckenridge is known for its worldclass skiing but there are lots more on offer. You can also experience rocky mountain majesty while navigating miles of bike trails, hiking through the endless national forest, rafting the many rivers, riding across the acres of high country, or simply relaxing in one of their lovely and well-equipped Breckenridge rental homes (http://www.breckenridgeresortmanagers.com/).
If you think you'd be bored in this old mining town, think again. Main Street in Breck offers visitors first class shopping, a myriad of delectable dining options and an electric nightlife in the setting of this historic 140-year-old mining town. Breckenridge consists of over 200 historic buildings and homes, 80 restaurants and bars, 180 varieties of shopping choices, 400 acres of parks and recreation areas, and thousands of different types of Breckenridge rental homes.
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If you are planning a holiday for next year between April and August, you are in luck for a HUGE airticket discount!
AirAsia is once again offering airtickets for just RM1 each to 100million travellers! And to make it a double great deal, they are also giving away rooms for also One Ringgit each. Hurry! Offer lasts until Oct 17 which is Sunday.
Yesterday I decided that I needed to get out of my workout rut. Every time I went to the gym I tended to do the same old thing. I would start off on the treadmill or the elliptical machine. Then after I had warmed up a little I would hit the free weights. Occasionally I would hit up some of the other equipment but this was my typical routine. In all reality, it's boring for me and the only reason I go is so I can fit into my jeans. A sexy body doesn't make itself, sadly.
Anyway, I went to the gym and decided to try a different approach. Normally when I went I just wore some baggy work out clothes. I had never felt the need to dress up for a work out. What was the point of sweating all over my good clothes? I didn't want to buy anything just for working out either.
Well, this time I decided I would actually do just that. I went out the night before and bought a few cute little outfits that hugged my figure. I bought a few of those wrist and ankle weights too. Anyway, I was looking so cute! I set my home security system (click here for ADT SECURITY online offer TX) before heading out and felt ready to hit it hard. Wouldn't you know, when I got there the place was closed! I couldn't believe it. I didn't even realize it was a holiday. Hah!
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Many a golfer would have experienced being disappointed for not making golf reservations ahead. At Myrtle Beach, you will not be disappointed because 48 Hour Tee Times will be able to secure you a golf tee time even within 48 hours of booking.
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If you are looking for good, quality socks, you don't have far to look. Here is a site where you can get all the quality socks you need for you and your family.
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There are socks for everyone in the family. Men's socks range from everyday Running socks and thick, wool hiking socks to dressier pairs meant for the office. They also have socks for tall men that come in Size 13 and above. Their collection of socks for women includes a wide variety of athletic socks, novelty items, Hiking socks and more. You can also find a wide selection of women's undergarments to make shopping more convenient and affordable. You can also find a huge selection of boy's socks and girl's socks, all at affordable prices.
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I have been watching Project Runway for quite awhile. It seems to just get better and better as the seasons roll along. I'm usually surprised, and sometimes shocked, with what the contestants come up with. I've seen contestants come up with some really great pieces, and some that are so ugly, that there are no words.
The judges are really great, but I especially love to see Heidi Klum when I watch Project Runway on TV on satellite. Oh, by the way, I found a deal that worked out great for my Texas home at http://www.tvbydirect.com/directv-deal/TEXAS-TX-direct-tv.html. But I digress, Heidi is a very stylish woman. Her years as a fashion model have truly given her a unique perspective on what is fashionable, and what just looks like crap. She has worn the designers of the world's top designers, so if anyone would know about fashion, it would be her.
My favorite winner to date would have to be Christain Siriano. His designs are so incredibly over-the-top, but they always seem to look great. Even the models who I wouldn't necessarily consider beautiful looked amazing in his clothes. He definitely deserved to win Project Runway.
Project Runway is the best fashion themed show on TV. Period.
If you're a tourist to our country and happen to be in Kuala Lumpur, why not head on down to Central Market to celebrate the Mid-Autmn Festival or locally-referred to as Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-festival society with Chinese making up more than 30% of the population.
This Chinese festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar year and this year, Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sep 22. However, for everyone's convenience and to encourage more participation, Central Market is celebrating the festival early on Sep 18, which is a Saturday.
A colourful lantern procession of various shapes and sizes, carried by adults and children alike will be part of the main event. You can also join in the procession.
There will also be acrobatic lion dances, and mooncake-tasting, specially baked for this joyous occasion.
The second Matta Fair for the year is back! Slated to be from Sep 3 -5, it will be held at the usual venue, Putra World Trade Center (PWTC).
Expect loads of offers from hundreds of exhibitors including airlines - Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, FireFly, etc. Holidaymakers will have a choice of a wide selection of holiday packages to choose from including cruise packages, honeymoon packages, diving packages, family group tours, Asia tour packages, Europe tour packages and more. Happy shopping!
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Shopping online for printer cartridges is undoubtedly more convenient and less tedious as usually an online store carries most if not all makes and models of the equipment unlike if you were to walk into a computer store. With the extensive line of printers, sometimes, the computer store may not have stock of the printer cartridge you want and you would have to visit the next store and the next. Thus, shopping online saves you all that hassle.
The Printer-cartridges.com site is easy to navigate whereby you just need to enter your printer brand or you can enter the printer model or cartridge number if you have the information. Their alphabetical directory makes it easy to locate the printer cartridge you are looking for.
Printer-cartridges cares for the customer receiving orders promptly, so shipment is made the same day the order comes in or you get a 20% discount if delayed. US orders ship at a flat rate of $4.95 or shipping is free for orders above $45. All their products come with a one-year warranty.
There's no reason to run around to find the perfect printer cartridges to fit your machine. At Printer-Cartridges.com, shopping for what you need, be it ink refill kits, ink cartridges, toner laser cartridges, bulk toner, etc., is more convenient and with better savings too.
Being in the tropics, Malaysia enjoys good sunshine all year round. However, with the effects of global-warming these days, the weather can be quite unbearable at times. Because of the heat, many homes have installed air-conditioning units and these units won't function without power generated the conventional way thus tying us down to being energy-dependent.
I read with interest the other day, a geothermal cooling system that makes use of the local environment to generate energy. What the system does is it harnesses the heat from the earth and have it converted to run turbines to produce geothermal energy.
Benefits of geothermal systems are many including providing superior comfort, it saves you money through credits and rebates, less energy is used, the system is quiet and safe as it does not use gas, propane nor oil, the system has a long lifespan, there is greater design flexibility and geothermal systems are environmentally-friendly.
If you are in the U.S., and would like to find out if Geothermal Cooling and Heating is right for you, you can sign up for a free home analysis.
Here in Malaysia, it is not difficult to buy medical supplies and equipment. There are medical supply companies and pharmacies that have a good stock of medical supplies and medical equipment. The only snag is you pay retail at these stores.
If you are looking for any medical supply or looking into buying in bulk, why not shop online and realize some great savings paying at factory direct prices. Southeastern Medical Supply Inc. offers a variety of easy-to-use health monitoring equipment at wholesale factory direct prices. The savings they get through buying in large quantities are passed on to their customers.
Need a blood pressure monitor and need to look at the types of blood pressure monitors available? Check out the site to find the one that meets your need. There are several brands that they carry and a variety of different blood pressure monitor models including the auto-inflate arm model, the auto-inflate wrist model, and the manual inflate type.
If you just need to replace blood pressure cuffs or other accessories to make getting readings easier, Southeastern Medical Supply . has the products you need. They offer secured online ordering and accept a variety of payment options. Plus, they ship fast, the same day if order received by noon.
This Public Holiday schedule should have come early in the year though it's still useful for until the rest of the year. I've also included the Public Holiday schedule for 2011 which will come in handy for your holiday-planning.
2010 Public Holidays 01 Jan New Years Day 01 Feb *Federal Territory Day 14 Feb Chinese New Year 26 Feb Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday) 28 Apr Wesak Day (Birth of Buddha) 01 May Labour Day 05 Jun King's Birthday 31 Aug Merdeka Day (National Day) 10 Sep Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan) 05 Nov Deepavali 16 Nov - 17 Nov Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of the Sacrifice) 07 Dec Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) 25 Dec Christmas
2011 Public Holidays 01 Jan New Years Day 01 Feb *Federal Territory Day 03 Feb Chinese New Year 15 Feb Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday) 01 May Labour Day 17 May Wesak Day (Birth of Buddha) 04 Jun King's Birthday 17 Aug Nuzul al Qur'an 31 Aug Hari Raya Puasa (End of Ramadan) 31 Aug Merdeka Day (National Day) 16 Sept Malaysia Day 26 Oct Deepavali 06 Nov - 7 Nov Hari Raya Qurban (Feast of the Sacrifice) 26 Nov Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) 25 Dec Christmas
*Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan only.
If you have schoolgoing children, below current year schedule on school holidays may be useful.
Malaysia School Holidays for 2010
13.3.2010 - 21.3.2010
5.6.2010 - 20.6.2010
4.9.2010 - 12.9.2010
20.11.2010 - 2.1.2011
For centuries, gold has been much valued for its beauty and power. It is more revered now as this precious commodity is able to preserve wealth and protect the purchasing power being more stable than paper currency. An investment in precious metals - silver, gold coins or gold bullion - is an absolute must for anyone serious about protecting their money
If you're looking to invest in gold either gold coins or gold bullion, you'd be wise not to act without first getting some gold investment information. The dedicated and professional staff at United States Gold Bureau will be able to advise you with valuable information to assist you in making the right decisions.
Breezes Resorts & Spas offers all inclusive vacation packages. If you're not familiar with the term all inclusive, it means the vacation package includes accommodation, food and beverages, on-site land and water sports and activities to name the main inclusive items.
At Breezes theirs is Super-inclusive in that their accommodations are deluxe, their beaches the finest, their food world-class, their service friendly and warm. So, the next time you're planning for a vacation, be it for an all girlfriends or all-guy holiday, a golf vacation, a water sports vacation, or simply just to relax and have everything taken care of, an all inclusive vacation at one of Breezes Resorts & Spas could be just the vacation you're looking for.
Breezes resorts are located throughout the Caribbean, as well as in Panama and Brazil. In fact, now is as good a time to go on a Breezes Resort vacation, as Breezes is offering a Summer/Fall Super sale with savings as much as 55%! Check it out!
The Star reported that Police beat bases will be set up at various crime hotspots in Selangor in a move to increase police presence throughout the seven districts in the state. This is one of the latest initiatives that the police have started in Petaling Jaya that have contributed to bringing down the crime rate by 5%.
Having a police station in big residential areas not only help reduce crime, it also reduces response time needed for the police to reach the crime scene..
Elsewhere, various initiatives are being rolled out to significantly reduce crime.
In Bandar Kinrara, residents can rest easier knowing that their safety and homes are being looked after by a specially set-up horse-riding patrol. The four officers from the Mounted Unit of the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) have started making their rounds from Bandar Kinara 2 to Bandara Kinara 6 during the day where reports of burglaries usually take place, as most residents would be away at work.
The mounted patrol unit initiative has already shown a commendable drop in break-in cases within the first few days.
Head to Fella Design headquarters in Shah Alam, as the annual Biggest Warehouse Sale is starting today until August 8 with money-saving offers and discounts.
For these 10 days only, the annual sale is back with hefty price cuts. 100,000 sq ft of space is filled with everything for sale such as sofas, armchairs, wing chairs, coffee tables, dining sets, bedroom sets, bed linen and fabrics, mattresses, carpets, cabinets, paintings and mirrors.
Business hours are from 9 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. daily. Call 03-78424025 for more information.
Commuters travelling on the Sentul-Batu Caves route will be able to enjoy free rides for a week when the service starts on July 29.
The new route covers five stations — Sentul, Batu Kentomen, Kg Batu, Taman Wahyu and Batu Caves and is expected to reduce traffic congestion, especially during the Thaipusam festival.
Weekly passes can be bought at a 20% discount while monthly tickets at a 33% discount. Tickets for a trip from Sentul to Batu Caves is RM2.
Concession tickets are available at half price for children aged between four and 12, senior citizens (with KTM Komuter senior citizen card) and disabled people who are registered with the Welfare Department.
For more information, visit www.ktmkomuter.com.my or call 1300 88 5862 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 88 5862 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 88 5862 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most people that relocate when they retire move from a hustling and bustling place to a quiet, relaxed place. But I’m doing just the opposite to be near my grandchildren.
I’ve lived in Oklahoma all my life and after my daughter went to New York City for college, she settled down there. This idea didn’t settle so well with me but she’s just as stubborn as I am and has lived there since. Now that she’s started a family, it’s harder for them to make it here for visits between my grandkids’ school and extracurricular activities. We’ll video chat online with my wildblue Oklahoma but it still isn’t the same as being around them all the time.
Her and her husband recently bought a Brooklyn brownstone and suggested I move in with them since they would have the room and I was about to retire. I thought it might be a nice change that would allow me to enjoy my family more so I took them up on the offer.
Now I’m all set up in their place with wildblue satellite New York to keep up with my friends back in Oklahoma and watch the kids after school. I couldn’t be any happier!
To continue to maintain positive economy, the government has decided to increase the price of a few essential items. From Friday last, i.e. July 16, the price of sugar, petrol, LPG and diesel have gone up.
Sugar now costs 25sen more to RM1.75 per kg; LPG 10sen up to RM1.85 per kg; Petrol RON 95 5sen up to RM1.85 per litre, RON 97 also 5sen up to RM2.10 per litre as well as designated a controlled float. Diesel is also up by 5sen to RM1.75 per litre.
For centuries, buying precious metals such as gold and silver has been recognized as the best way of safeguarding savings, protecting wealth and preserving purchasing power. There is no better time to buy precious metals than now in view of rising inflation and the fluctuating value of paper currency.
As an investment product, gold is available in coin or ingot form. Ingots are generally gold ingots of pure bullion cast in a convenient size and shape which you can take physical possession of or have them kept in a depository. With world production depleting, the price of gold will only go up making gold a profitable investment.
The United States Gold Bureau is the place to buy gold coins. The professional staff at United States Gold Bureau can help you with making the right investment decision.
Thanks to guest blogger Haley Richardson for the post.
Every year my family and I travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama for our summer vacation. It’s sort of a tradition for our family to get together for a week and have fun in the sun on the coast! A lot of people tend to ask me, however, if I ever worry about the security of my home while on vacation. To be honest, I take lots of precautions to make sure that everything is fine with my home, even when I’m not there.
One of the first things I do before going on vacation to help secure my property is take current pictures of all of my major belongings. I usually use a digital camera to do so, so that I can upload the photos to a server so that they are protected and can’t be lost. Another thing I usually do is ask my neighbor to keep an eye out over the house. I usually kindly let her know that we’ll be gone for a certain amount of time, and I ask her to keep a watch out over my house just to ensure things are going smoothly.
Last but certainly not least, I usually set my home alarm from ADT security deals Boise before leaving the house. Purchasing that system is probably one of the best things I could have ever done as everything has gone perfectly well so far!
The Star reported that the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) offices in Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Kepong will be open from 8.30am to 12.30pm every first and third Saturday of the month beginning this week.
This certainly is good news for office workers who could only take time off during weekends.
According to EPF Deputy Chief Executive Office for Finance and Customer Care, Hizwani Hassan,
"By opening on the first and third Saturdays of every month, our members will have the opportunity to conduct transactions with the EPF at the weekend and need not take time off from important work."
The branches will open unless the Saturday is a public holiday. However, payments of contributions will not be made on Saturdays.
Among services offered include:
- Receiving withdrawal applications
- Providing and receiving EPF forms from employees and employers
- Issuing members' statements of accounts
- Handling enquiries and giving advice on EPF services
An expensive piece of art from a famous Chinese painter, Xu Beihong, was found stolen from a home in Kota Baru, Kelantan. Read more about Xu Beihong's art being stolen, plus a website of Chinese artwork over 5000 years.
If you are thinking of travelling to Nepal, you may want to read this..
From The Star today:
United States warns against traveling to Nepal KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - The United States has warned its citizens not to travel to Nepal after months of street protests and political turmoil in the Himalayan nation.
The warning, issued by the State Department, said the United States remains concerned about the security situation in Nepal.
The Maoist former rebels shut down the country for more than a week last month protesting against the government. Street demonstrations turned violent with clashes between communist supporters and police.
No tourists were harmed during the protests, but a general strike shut down hotels, restaurants and transportation.
With economic instability and the eroding value in paper currency, the wise choice to counteract that is to invest in gold. That precious metal which has been much revered for its withstanding value is now more valuable than ever before.
People now buy gold bars and gold in other forms to safeguard their savings to protect against inflation subsequently to create a legacy of wealth ultimately.
It has been recommended that one's investment portfolio should have at least 5% in gold. In these uncertain times, investing in gold is a safe bet to ensure one's hard-earned money and wealth is protected and preserved to maintain an individual's usual lifestyle.
Where can one buy gold bars? One trusted gold authority is the United States Gold Bureau. As with any investment, you should never act without properly educating yourself on the matter. The professionals at The United States Gold Bureau can provide you with valuable information that will assist you in making the right decisions.
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign tourists are allowed to bring along their maids by applying for a special pass.
The special pass is issued free of charge at the Immigration counter at all entry points, said Immigration Department public relations officer Abdul Haider Mohd Shukor in a statement yesterday. It comes into effect immediately.
Previously, foreign tourists had to apply for visas for their maids.
He said that the special pass would be coordinated with the employer’s social visit pass.
Abdul Haider also said that travellers from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh were again covered by the transit-without-visa provision from July 1.
“This is to entice more tourists from the four countries to visit Malaysia,” he added. — Bernama
Penang is primarily famous for two things, synonymous even. One, is the beaches along Batu Ferringhi, the other is her street food, mainly Chinese in origin.
Anyone visiting Penang will not go hungry as spread out all over the island are eateries that serve all kinds of street fare. These food specialities have been around for generations and are still enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
One such place is Kimberly Street. According to Helen Ong of The Star, this long, one-way street in the heart of George Town’s Chinatown transforms into a street food paradise from mid-afternoon.
During the day, it is just another of George Town’s many busy old roads with the inevitable eateries.
Mid-afternoon, however, the middle section, particularly near the Lebuh Cintra junction, transforms into a wonderful street food paradise which goes on till they sell out in the late evening. Scattered around three or four kopitiams lining both sides of the narrow road, the brightly-lit stalls offer all types of local delights.
Among the street food found here is the famous Penang Char kway teow which is flat rice noodles stir-fried with lots of chopped garlic flavoured with soy sauces whose ingredients include egg, bean sprouts, chives, prawns, Chinese sausages, cockles (optional) and pork rinds/scratchings.
Another popular street food served here is the Hokkien fried mee. Others include a variety of other types of fried noodles, Duck Kuey Chap, desserts, and many more.
Malaysia will once again offer transit travellers from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh a chance to visit the country without the need for a visa.
Malaysia has decided to reinstate from July 1 the “transit without visa” offer to travellers from the four countries after considering the advantage it would offer in terms of attracting more tourists from the region.
Malaysia previously offered a similar privilege to travellers from the Indian sub-continent but it was later revoked. Some methods will be initiated to avoid abuse of the facility.
With today's economy people from all walks of life are looking for ways to cut their monthly budgets down. Some of the best ways to save money and still purchase a variety of goods, and that's through online coupons. Just like weekly newspaper print coupons, the online world has opened up to consumers looking for bargains and have created major discounts to take advantage of. I recently got my fast satellite internet from http://Get.WildBlue.com and I’m really pleased.
One of the best sites I've seen online is dealbandy.com. The site offers promotional codes from around the Internet to some of the biggest names in retail. The website offers thousands of online coupons and is updated on a daily basis. You can use the coupons on the site, print them out and use them in store if you'd like.
Another great website that offers an over abundance of coupons to help any sized family save on every day needs is coupons.com. This site is jammed packed, and is one of the biggest archives of deals you can find anywhere. You'll be hard pressed to find a bigger source for savings online.
For people that are looking for big deals and savings on computer technology and more, you could take advantage of the great deals and coupons found on techbargains.com. The site has nothing but technology based coupons so that people that need computers, printers and more can get some major discounts as well.
One thing that I've noticed when searching through these great websites is that with wild blue satellite Washington, I've managed to load pages much faster than anticipated. Some of these sites have large amounts of script and images to load, and while that might bug some, it is actually worth wading through.
With modern times, the Internet has really opened up the doors for people on a budget. I actually just moved, and used to have satellite internet Acworth NH, but have been just as happy here in Washington. You'd be surprised how many great options are available to the average person. You don't have to hunt for bargains on a weekly basis; you can now enjoy purchasing great items for your home, and even groceries, by simply looking at online coupons.
The world economy has time and again been threatened by unstable financial conditions. This time, the Greek debt issue is giving everyone the jitters. This need not be if one's investments are in something solid and tangible such as precious metals like gold.
Gold has been a favored commodity for centuries. In contemporary times, gold remains a sought after investment item to protect one's wealth against inflation thus preserving one's purchasing power. Paper currency no longer has that capability.
The United States Gold Bureau is one place to buy gold bullion. You can get more information on how to invest plus other recommendations pertaining to precious metal investments.
If you are planning a vacation first half of next year, you may want to check out AirAsia. They are again giving away one million free seats for travel from Jan 3 to May 8 to 130 destinations in 20 countries.
I was excited. My wife and I were going to Las Vegas. Neither of us had been there before, which was cool because then we both had our own expectations on what the city would be like. I imagined neon lights and the sounds of slot machines while my wife pictured tall buildings and famous people.
We packed our bags into our car and went into the house to make sure we hadn’t forgotten anything. There’s no worse feeling than getting halfway to the airport and realizing you forgot your wallet or a certain pair of shoes you wanted to bring. Everything looked good, I think we had everything we wanted to take. I set our brand new ADT Home Security alarm and we were off to Vegas.
Once we arrived at the airport in Las Vegas I got us a cab to take us to our hotel. The hotel was on the other end of the famous “Strip” so we got to see all the famous hotels we’d heard about, but had never seen before. My wife’s and my expectations both turned out to be true as we went up (or down, I’m not really sure) Las Vegas Boulevard.
There was definitely tall buildings and there were billboards advertising shows by all kinds of famous people. There were neon lights everywhere. And I mean everywhere. There was no need for any other kind of lighting because the neon lights lit everything up. And one time our cab stopped at a stop light and I could actually hear people playing the slot machines. It was amazing.
Just walk the Strip and you can spend two days doing free things. This is definitely the most unique place I have ever been. Both my wife and I had the trip of our lives.
So recently I made the decision to take some time off from my hectic work schedule. I knew I wanted to take a vacation so I started perusing some travel guides and making phone calls to look into hotel and tour booking, but that turned out to be more stressful than my existing work schedule! Then, at the advice of a friend, i used my hughesnet satellite internet to search online for travel options.
I dreaded it at first because I'm not exactly a computer expert, but MAN was i relieved! It turned out to be a breeze to book my hotel online, compare pricing, look at customer reviews of each destination...I even got to see pictures of the inside of all the rooms before I chose my hotel! Whereas before I was dealing with caustic, unwelcoming customer service representatives on the telephone, now I had all the hotel and vacation home options I could ever want RIGHT at my fingertips! Unbelievably I could actually communicate with real estate agents about vacation homes at my discretion, and compare amenities while in my PJ's and eating dinner!
The amazing advancements that internet services are providing effectively make the headache of thumbing through clumsy books, inaccurate and out-dated travel guides and hundreds of fruitless phone calls one hundred percent obsolete, and this traveler could not be happier! Thanks to hughs net the previous chore of making plans to travel, take time off from work, and see the world is no longer a daunting task. In fact, it's as relaxing as a vacation was meant to be!
Want the best rates for auto insurance? If you are in the United States, there are sites where you can compare auto insurance rates from the most popular insurance companies in the country - all on one site. This saves you time and effort when looking to buy auto insurance. Here is where you can request for a free auto insurance quote.
If you are new on auto insurance and would like to have a better understanding of it, automobileinsurance.me is where you can get more information and news for your better understanding. After you have gone through the site, terms like Liability Policy, Collision Coverage, Comprehensive Coverage, Theft Policies, and No Fault will no longer be unknown terms to you.
Bangkok may be a place to visit for a holiday but right now, it's best to delay your plan to visit the popular holiday destination. This is in view of the political unrest in the country. Citizen protests are centered in the city itself and a state of emergency has been declared in Bangkok.
This state of emergency gives the army sweeping powers to detain or remove people without a court order after protesters stormed parliament on Wednesday and forced government officials to scale a wall and flee by helicopter.
For centuries, gold has been an important part of one's assets and the price has increased many times over ever since.
There is no better time to buy gold bars or invest in gold than now. With the unstable US dollar, investors are paying attention to gold to counteract against the fluctuating dollar. Gold prices are still on the rise as more and more people see value in this precious metal especially in China which is seeing a marked increase in its demand.
Gold is what preserves purchasing power in these inflationary times. Precious metals, including gold, is now an essential part of an IRA. Owning gold is the surest way to protect one's wealth from the devaluation of the US dollar. Gold can be bought in gold bullion or gold coins, the latter being the safest way. Perhaps, you would prefer gold bars/bullion..
Malaysia is gaining popularity in the area of medical services. There has been an increase of foreigners coming to Malaysia to seek medical treatment in the many private hospitals whose facilities are comparable to hospitals abroad. Below is a list of private hospitals courtesy of ParenThots.com
Damai Specialist Centre
Lorong Pokok Tepus
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Medical Centre
Off Jalan Damai
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Rafflesia Medical Centre Sdn Bhd
Lots 5-8 Millennium Commercial Centre
Jalan Lintas Kepayan
88200 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 088-272-620 / 088-272-630