Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PixelTuneup fixes stuck pixels on TVs

Television sets last a long time. A television set doesn't get trashed unless it is totally broken down. What about if your tv set is showing colors and contrast that are less than sharp and stuck pixels and ghosting showing up instead? Chances are these are factors will also result in the tv set being thrown out. But before you take that step of replacing it with a new television set, you may want to take a look at the video below.

PixelTuneup is the world’s first stuck pixel fixer that improves picture quality and eliminates image retention. This unique patent-pending design uses a proprietary video signal to restore and renew the quality of television images. PixelTuneup improves color and contrast, eliminates stuck pixels, reduces effects of plasma burn in. It corrects image retention in both LCD and LED TVs. Regular use will also help protect your television set or monitor from static images like cable channel logos, sports banners, computer desktop images, game console menus, and side bar.

Using PixelTuneup once a week for 20 minutes is all that is typically needed to maintain a clear, crisp television screen on traditional or newer TVs. The product pays for itself many times over by eliminating costly repairs or upgrades to a more expensive TV. Don’t buy a new TV if you don’t have to. Give PixelTuneup a try and save hundreds or even thousands on a new tv.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daily-paid maids now the popular choice

If you are planning to hire a foreign maid, below is a table comparing cost of hiring maids from different countries. The critical shortage of foreign maids and demand from desperate employers are the main causes that have pushed the employment fees so high that an upfront sum in the five-figure region is now a must.

Checks made by The Star show that a recruitment agency asked for RM12,075 for a Filipino maid while another said it would cost RM11,900 for a Cambodian maid.

Here is how much you would have to come up with as upfront payment for a Filipina maid..

Because of the high cost of hiring a permanent foreign maid, many are turning to daily-paid maids paying them only as and when they turn up for work.

Relatled articles from The Star:
RM12,000 for a maid
Escalating fee of hiring maids leaves employers reeling in disbelief
Getting maids can be nightmarish experience for many
Indonesian envoy: Malaysia has lost its lustre

Flooding in Kedah caused by long downpour

Many villages in Kedah were flooded after a 24-hour downpour that left 100 houses affected. The areas affected in Baling included Kampung Raja, Kampung Tanah Periuk, Kampung Seberang Ketil, Kampung Banggol Chicar, Kampung Belakang Market Lama, Kampung Tengah and Kampung Padang Cina.

Source: The Star

A source for Used cath lab and used c-arm

Nowadays, owning a piece of previously-owned item is common. We buy used books, used clothes, watches, designer bags, second-hand cars and so on. Pre-owned items can mean savings especially when you buy in abundance or buying over time or buying a big-ticket item such as an automobile versus paying for a brand-new car.

On the corporate level, equipment can pass from one company to another after being refurbished and fitted with new parts and serviced. Airplanes come into this category. Duplicating machines as well as hospital equipment can come under this category of corporate pre-owned items changing ownership.

If you are sourcing equipment for a hospital including medical imaging products and/or services, here is a source to check out.

Chicago Medical Exchange (Chicago MEDX) is a source for refurbished medical imaging equipment from used c-arm to used cath lab, CT scanners, Mammography equipment, even used mri equipment as well as used pet ct scanners. With over 20 years of experience in the medical imaging industry, MEDX provides complete turnkey operations, including equipment drawings and planning, applications, project management, delivery and installation, training, warranty and extended service. They also buy your used equipment if you have any to let go of.

VOIP Phone Service Provider

What is VOIP? VOIP is an acronym for Voice Over Internet Protocol, or in more common terms phone service over the Internet. Simply put, you make phone-calls over the Internet as opposed to using a traditional telephone line. If you have a reasonable quality Internet connection, you would be able to get phone service delivered through your Internet connection instead of from your local phone company. A VOIP phone from one of the voip providers can you get started instantly.

Why use VOIP? There are a number of reasons to use VOIP. Lower cost is the number one reason. For starters, there is no setup or installation fee involved in getting your Internet phone service activated. is a VoIP Phone Service provider with a selection of calling plans you can choose from. Most plans will give you full and complete call coverage for under $10 a month which is a vast difference from calling rates of a traditional telephone system.

Increased functionality over regular telephony is another main reason to switch to VOIP service. Some things that are difficult or impossible with traditional phone system are made easy with VOIP. Incoming calls can be automatically-routed to your VOIP phone wherever you plug it into the network. You can now take your (VOIP) phone with you when you go on a trip which enable you to be able to receive incoming calls anywhere you connect it to the Internet.

Reliability of service is another reason to use VOIP. VOIP service is easy to install. You only need to connect an analog adapter to your telephone in order for it to work with the new digital VOIP service. Working with is that easy. High quality VOIP calls is assured as the system uses digital signals. Expect clear service without interference thus making conference calls clearer. is among the best voip providers with services for Business VOIP, Residential VOIP, Mobile VOIP, Broadband as well as Internet Fax. Sign up for a FREE, no obligation, 30-day trial today or get in touch with the experts at WhichVOIP if you need more information. A hosted virtual pbx VoIP service may be the solution to your business needs.

Quality metal storage cabinets from Durham Manufacturing

In our tropical climate, metal cabinets are ideal to be used as storage cabinets. Dampness attracts termites and many wooden storage places have suffered attacks by these pests. Steel cabinets can be better alternatives as they do not need a coat of paint, are rust-proof and last.

If you are in the market for metal storage cabinets be it for the home or for the office, Durham Manufacturing has just the cabinet or cabinets you need. Established in 1922, this company manufactures top quality metal cabinets, steel storage cabinets, industrial storage products, shelving and racks, industrial workbenches, and more. Looking for flammable storage cabinets? Durham has them too and you have 10 cabinets to choose from - 5 manual closing, 5 self-closing.

For industrial storage, Durham Manufacturing has a wide selection of industrial storage products, from industrial-duty 16-gauge metal cabinets to heavy-duty 14-gauge steel cabinets and extra-heavy-duty 12-gauge steel storage cabinets. They all come with high security locking features.

There are also janitorial metal storage cabinets, and heavy-duty extra-wide bin cabinets. Also available are bins, drawer cabinets and drawer cabinet systems, rotary shelving, bulk storage cabinets, and mobile cabinets. Check them out. When it comes to cabinets, Durham Manufacturing is tops in quality, selection and fast shipping having a network of four strategically-located warehouses throughout the United States. Their warehouse system also serves to drastically decrease the cost of shipping and freight charges as shipments are made free on board (FOB) from the warehouse location, not from the factory, a process which saves time and money for their customers.

King performs Aidilfitri prayers at National Mosque

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin performed Aidilfitri prayers at the National Mosque Tuesday, along with 15,000 fellow Muslims

Tuanku Mizan, clad in a pink "baju Melayu" (Malay attire), arrived at the mosque at 8.30 am, accompanied by Najib and Muhyiddin. HRH is the gentleman extending his hand to the DPM, Muhiyiddin. On his left is PM Najib. Tuanku Mizan held an Aidilfitri "open house" at the Istana Negara from 10 am to 1 pm. Below are some pictures borrowed from The Star.

Members of the public in the thousands were at Istana Negara for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Hari Raya open house celebration. - 30 August, 2011

Watch a video..

Source: The Star

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kuala Lumpur is quiet during festivals

Kuala Lumpur is gradually becoming deserted as more people leave for their hometowns to celebrate Raya. The Sungai Besi Toll, North-South Highway and Jalan Duta Toll saw fewer vehicles on Monday. There will be a three-day holiday from Tuesday through Thursday. Holiday on Thursday is a replacement for the National Day holiday on Aug 31.

May I wish You & Your Family a Selamat Hari Raya!

Image source: The Star

Personal checks from

Over here in Malaysia, personal checks are issued by financial institutions, specifically banks. The bank checks are in standard simple design, generally with boring and dull prints and colors.

It would be nice if checks here come in more colors and designs like those in the United States, particularly those by CarouselChecks. In the U.S., checks need not be issued by banks. Folks can order checks on their own and even have prints of their choice. CarouselChecks has hundreds of images to choose from from colorful images to panoramic views, even one to indicate one's interest or hobbies such as sports or scenic designs to denote a love for travelling, for instance.

Taking a step further, you can even have an image of your family, pets or your favorite travel places printed on your personal checks. Photo checks use modern printing techniques to put crisp, clear pictures on the front of your check. CarouselChecks provides the option to use several pictures in the same checkbook. Photo checks gives you an avenue to tell the world how proud you are of your loved ones and the wonderful places you've visited. Lots of options here to personalize your checks.

Photo checks can also help your business. Market your business with photo checks by showcasing your products on the checks. Have an image of a finished renovation, for instance, or a wedding cake creation. A happy customer image on your check would also tell a good story.

Need Checks? CarouselChecks is your one-stop shop for all your check needs - Business Checks, Personal Checks, Laser Checks and more and at the best prices too. Choose from hundreds of different designs.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aidilfitri exodus

Traffic volume continued to rise and vehicles were moving slowly on the North-South Expressway, especially in the north, as at noon as more people joined the exodus to return to their hometowns and villages in conjunction with Aidilfitri.

Source: The Star

Contemporary wireless doorbells at WirelessDoorbellStore

Looking for a doorbell that looks slick and doesn't require too much work to install? A wireless doorbell is what you are looking for.

Wireless doorbells have now joined the ranks of gadgets and equipment that are playing a major role in our everyday life. In wireless telecommunications, there are various types of fixed, mobile, and portable two-way radios, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wireless networking. Others include Garage door openers or garage doors, wireless computer mice, keyboards and Headset (telephone/computer), headphones, GPS units, satellite television, broadcast television and cordless telephones.

At, you can find the most unique and specialized door chimes on the market via their easy-to-use website. Wireless doorbells as well as wired doorbells are available, so are video and voice entry intercoms - an ideal store to pick out the wireless door chime of your choice. Their wide selection of wireless doorbells includes long-range wireless doorbells, battery-powered wireless doorbells, and plug-in wireless doorbell options - certainly a wide choice for the discerning shopper.

Why buy from WirelessDoorbellStore? For starters, there is no sales tax on orders (except for WA state orders). That in itself is a saving. Additionally, all products here are at wholesale prices so whatever you buy from this store you know you are paying the best price for it. You get your order shipped the same day if order is placed before 10am. There are more reasons to shop here for wireless doorbells. is a member of the Better Business Bureau which means their products are of high quality. When you shop here, you can be sure that your credit card details are secure. All online transactions on their website are processed with industry-standard SSL encryption. So whatever doorbell device you are buying, whether it's a wireless door bell, a wired doorbell, with or without intercom, etc., you know you are getting a quality product at the best price and your transaction details are secure and safe.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Moderate air over Kuching, Sarawak

The normally dry weather at this time of the year coupled with transboundary haze have reduced visibility in Kuching City to under 8km. The Environment Department said the API reading recorded a moderate 96 at 11am Friday. - The Star

Shop online for Cheerleading uniforms and cheer shoes

Cheerleading, started in the '40s, is now a competitive sport in itself. Originated in the United States, cheerleading has spread to countries far and wide including Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan,[1] the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and even to Malaysia.

Cheerleading is a physical activity, based on organized routines, usually ranging from one to three minutes, and which contain the components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting. All this to direct spectators at the event to cheer on sports teams at games or to participate in competitions.

For ease of movement and uniformity and to project an atmosphere of camaraderie, cheerleading uniforms are worn by every member of the team. Did you know that organized cheerleading started out as an all-male activity? Today, estimates show that 97% of cheerleading participants overall in the U.S. are female. However, at the collegiate level, cheerleading is a co-ed sport with 50% of participants being male.

Secondary schools here in bigger cities have their own cheerleading squad which participate in interschool cheerleading competitions annually. From there, the winning squads advance to state and then country level with the winning teams representing the country in the regional Asean competition.

It is encouraging to note that cheerleading uniforms including cheerleading shoes worn by our cheerleaders here are on par with those worn by cheerleaders in the United States, for instance. Availability of cheerleading uniforms, cheer shoes, etc., online has made it so much easier to acquire the colors, styles and designs needed to match the school colors and preference.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Go Green with Soy based paint remover

In our hot tropical climate, paint dries well on any paint-job be it painting a house, the floor or even an antique piece of furniture. If you are doing a repaint, paint remove would have to be done ahead, i.e., old paint would first need to be scrapped or washed off. Most people find this part of the remodelling unpleasant to do. Scrapping off old toxic paint can be hard and tedious to do plus the petrochemicals in these paints are hazardous to health.

Ever heard of soy paint remover? While most paint removers are made from petrochemicals, this paint remover is made from natural soy, odorless, is 100% biodegradable, and is safe for your hands, your home, and your antiques. Franmar's SOY-Gel Paint & Urethane remover is the only paint remover you will need to complete your project expeditiously and safely without having to suffer the ill-effects of harmful petroleum strippers. Besides, petrochemicals are expensive and end up having the consumer pick up the extra costs. When we use a soy based paint remover such as the SOY-Gel Paint & Urethane remover, we are not only helping ourselves, we are also helping the environment.

The SOY-Gel Paint & Urethane remover comes in a number of sizes from a quart bottle to a 5-Gallon bottle for domestic use to 55-Gallon drums for commercial remodelers. Whether you are a remodeler, restorer, or a do-it-yourselfer, Franmar has the solution you need to remove paints, urethanes, acrylics, epoxies, and enamels with much less effort and no toxic fumes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Libyan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur deserted

The Libyan Embassy in Jalan U Thant has been deserted since Sunday with the imminent collapse of the Muammar Gaddafi regime as reported by The Star.

If you think you saw a pair of similar towers in the background, you are right. Those are the Petronas Twin Towers (can be seen just above the gate). The Libyan embassy is in a part of KL where many embassies are located.

Motorists to get help on the road from Aug 25 to Sept 4

With the Hari Raya celebration just around the corner, many people would be making their way back to their hometown or travelling for holiday. Here is some good news for those who are travelling and may need help along the way. According to The Star:

From Thursday to Sept 4 motorists can expect a quick helping hand in case of auto breakdowns or someone to help traffic flow easily after accidents happen.

Motorists travelling during the festive period will have additional assistance from Civil Defence Department personnel with the launch of Ops Bantu 3

It involves over 1,000 personnel, in bright blue uniforms and orange berets, and over 180 vehicles in every state except Sabah and Sarawak.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Looking for Travel Nursing Jobs?

For some people, an ideal job would be one that involves travel and there are many jobs that allow for some travel. Nursing is one of them, travel nursing job, that is. If you are a nurse looking for travel nursing jobs, On Assignment could be the travel rn agency you are looking for. From what I read on their website, On Assignment's pay and benefits package is continually recognized by travel nurses as an industry-leading plan from one of the best travel nursing companies.

Travel RNs with On Assignment Nurse Travel receive top pay. Traveling RN job assignments range from 2 to 26 weeks. OA pays up to $45/hr., depending on the facility and specialty; availability of Completion bonuses on select assignments; travel assignments for most specialties; free airfare, rental car, and private housing available on select assignments. Their traveling nurses receive premium housing accommodations, often including utilities and housewares; travel nurses are eligible to participate in their 401(k) retirement plan. This plan features various investment fund options which will help grow your retirement fund.

On Assignment offers employee medical insurance, including prescription coverage and dental insurance. Travel nurses also have the option to participate in several other plans including vision plan, short-term disability, long-term disability, and term life insurance.

You can select travel rn jobs to include assignments that earn you generous bonuses. Your recruiter would be able to provide you with information about bonus opportunities available with your assignment.

Nurses travel for a number of reasons, which may include the availability of top pay, the chance to travel and to experience new places, the flexibility of working as a traveling nurse, the opportunity to work with prestigious hospitals, etc. No matter what your reasons are to work as a travel nurse, there are many important things you should look for when selecting a travel nurse staffing company. On Assignment Nurse Travel is one of the most experienced and professional staffing organizations in the industry.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bar Mitzvah tours Israel organized by Ayelet Tours

There are many places in the world that appeal to travellers. One of them is Israel. For some, a journey to Israel is a spiritual adventure while for others, the history of Israel is the main attraction. No matter which reason draws you to the country, an Israel Tour will not disappoint.

Ayelet Tours has been organizing Israel Tours from Albany, New York, since 1986. They have served tens of thousands of travelers through the years, sharing their knowledge and expertise along the way. If you are interested to explore Jewish and Christian heritage besides landmarks and landscapes, you have come to the right place.

Ayelet Tours offers a variety of tour packages including AJ Congress Tours to specially designed family tours, Israel day tours, as well as tours to Jordan and Petra, even Bar mitzvah tours Israel. If you or your family are interested in an indepth tour of Israel, a 14-night adventure is also available. Their experienced travel professionals and guides will ensure a holiday you and your family will have fond memories of for many years to come.

If your focus is on Jewish heritage or tracing your roots, there are tours to a variety of destinations closely tied to Jewish history, including Poland, Germany, Spain, China, South America and others. Such tours would be meaningful for travellers looking to connect with their roots or to explore the world from a Jewish perspective.

Ayelet Tours also offers conference-planning services. They are able to assist with meeting planning, data management, travel services and hotel logistics. Check out their website, email them at or call 1-800-237-1517 for more information or reservation. Ayelet is a trusted name in Israel tours and they have grown on word-of-mouth recommendations and a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Where to book Cheapest business class flights

Wouldn't it be nice to be travelling business or first class without having to pay full fare? Now you can if you book your tickets with

CheapBizClass is a source for affordable business class tickets and first class airfare. It is a company made up of experienced travel agents who have a deep understanding of the airline industry. These travel experts are able to find and apply special airline promotions and flight discounts to get you on the cheapest business class flights or help you obtain Cheap first class airfare.

Searching for discounted fares can be time-consuming. The experts at CheapBizClass can take care of that chore for you at the same time find you discounts and special promotions that will save you plenty.

If you need to travel on short notice, call their travel account manager. You'd be pleasantly surprised by how easy making a last minute reservation is with CheapBizClass and how affordable the ticket can be afterall their experts specialize in booking last minute flights and at the same time, finding you a great flight at truly astonishing prices. Whether you are looking for cheap business class fares, or want to go first class, they can find the tickets and the flights to get you where you need to go.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weight loss with Laser Lipo

Ever heard of laser lipo or more precisely known as Laser Lipolysis? Malaysia doesn't have this yet but it is available in the United States. Ideal Wellness and Weight Loss, a full service clinic offers not only an effective supervised weight loss method, it also offers the BCS Laser Lipolysis procedure. It is a cutting edge non-invasive approach to spot fat reduction. If you have little success in reducing weight despite all efforts or would like a laser body sculpting, Laser Lipolysis is for you. Both programs are attended to by their qualified and experienced weight loss doctors.

Each Lapex BCS LipoLaser session lasting between 30-40 minutes, generally uses a combination of small probes and paddles that directly target and deal with problem-areas. It is a relaxing and pain-free experience.

The Lapex BCS LipoLaser can safely and effectively treat both men and women. Areas treated are the Waistline; Mid & Lower Abdomen; Upper, Mid, & Lower Back; Buttocks & Thigh Areas; and Arms & Underarms.

However, Lapex BCS LipoLaser treatments are not recommended for individuals with the following conditions: Pregnant; Immuno-surpressed; Uncontrolled Hypertension; Cancer/Liver/Kidney Disorder; Epilepsy; Thyroid Gland Dysfunction; Pacemakers; Heart Disease/Cardiac Arrhythmia.

Alternatively, you may want to try another route at reducing weight. Their ideal protein Weight-loss Method, a medically designed protocol, not only promotes fat loss, it also enhances muscle tone at the same time. This protocol, designed to protect and improve muscle mass and vital organs, is also an excellent treatment for cellulite reduction and has been used with great success in North America in Medi-spas and aesthetical clinics.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Apply now for Citibank credit cards

If you are in the market for a credit card, here is a credit card applications site to check out. Whether you are a general consumer, a small business owner, a student or someone with a challenged credit, credit card applications can help you narrow down you search to enable you to choose the credit card that suits your needs.

The site allows you to fine-tune your search for the features you are looking for in your credit card application. There are reward cards, travel reward cards, cards with lower interest rate, cards with bank transfer rate, Cash back cards, gas rewards cards, Intro purchase interest rate cards, even no annual fee cards. The site allows for narrowing down you search according to what you are looking for your credit card.

No matter which credit card application is needed, this site has the ideal options for credit users of all types, whether you are a heavy user or a more frugal card carrier. You know you are getting a trusted name in credit to rely on with selections like citibank credit cards. In addition to citibank credit cards, there are other well-known cards issued by reputable organizations whose cards and companies come highly recommended by top business and credit review organizations.

Whether you are looking for reward points, cash back benefits or airline miles, you will be able to find a card that meets your requirements here at credit card applications.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

World Painting Company - A Painting Company with a difference

Are you looking for a painting company for a painting job you have at hand? If you need to go through the telephone directory, it would be quite a task finding the right painting company for the job. What makes one better than the others? There is really no foolproof way of selecting the best one by just going through the list of painting companies. The good news is, we really can find the painting company that will meet our expectations. The content on their website can tell a lot about the company.

Take for instance the website of World Painting Company. At first glance, you can tell it's a very professional painting company and the website has a lot of useful information a potential client could use to gauge the kind of service the company would be able to provide.

One of the features I like about the website is the information on their current undertakings, the various projects the company is working on, The website also tells about collaborations with other related organizations.

From the website, we know that World Painting Company is a Lead-Safe Certified Firm. In other words, a Green company. They are not only in the business of painting, they are also into building green homes as evidenced by their current project of building a GREEN model home in the South Ridge subdivision, Mahomet IL, with their partners in Champaign’s Home Builders Association.

World Painting Company is a painting and drywall contractor specializing in commercial painting, residential painting, and new construction projects throughout the United States. The services provided include Interior and Exterior Painting for residential, industrial and commercial environments. They also undertake new construction projects - Drywall Hanging and Finishing as well as Parking Lot Striping, special projects including logo-painting on streets for awareness as what they have undertaken for Illinois State University and the Red Bird Pride organization to spread awareness for the Illinois State Redbirds.

Visit their easy-to-navigate website to browse around and check out the many projects they have successfully completed. There is no proof more effective than customer testimonials and there are lots of customer testimonials from happy customers on their website. Don't just take my word for it, visit the World Painting Company website to check them out. You won't be disappointed..

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kuala Lumpur Chinatown not yet a World Heritage site

If you haven't been to Kuala Lumpur, here are a few pictures to give you an idea of the rich architectural heritage we have here in this city, a once tin-mining town founded by a man from China named Yap Ah Loy.

Sadly, some of these century-old shophouses are gazetted to come down to give way to the MRT project. Chinatown has been drawn as a heritage site in the KL Plan 2020 but it is still eight to nine years away. Read the full story..Shopowners want to preserve Petaling Street as a heritage site

The picture below is of Jalan Petaling, Chinatown. Notice the stalls on both sides of the road. Those on the left have already started their business for the day. The road is closed to traffic come nightfall and the night bazaar begins where one can buy from fake branded watches (from as low as RM30 if you buy in greater numbers) to DVDs to clothes, football jerseys, shoes, bags, costume jewelry, trinkets (sold by Nepalese traders) and many others.

The most authentic Chinese food can be found here in Chinatown. It is common to see foreign visitors enjoying a sumptuous dinner of chilli crabs, butter prawns and other Chinese stir-fried goodies washed down by endless orders of beer, watching the world go by. If you are a visitor to Kuala Lumpur, this is one experience not to be missed. Believe me, it will be fondly remembered.

The signboard overhead says "Love Kuala Lumpur" in the local Malay language.

The picture below is of a century-old place. Jalan Sultan has been a bustling place since a century ago as it was the centre for early Chinese settlers. Doesn't this remind you of those old kung fu movies?

Chinatown, consisting of Jalan Petaling, Jalan Sultan and the surrounding area was where the Chinese first converged when they arrived on the Malayan shores in late 18th century.

63-year-old tailor, Khong Kim Lye, who has made suits for the late Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the then Agung and Tun Tan Siew Sin among others, reminisced that,

“Jalan Sultan was home to gilds, associations and the early settlers. The ground floor of the buildings were occupied by mostly grocery stores, tinsmiths and clog makers while the upper floors were partitioned into 10 to 12 rooms, so there were about 100 residents in each unit, sharing only one kitchen and one bathroom. That was life in Jalan Sultan then.”

Portraying the classic architecture in the next picture: The classic facade of Kwong Fook Wing Tailor Shop and Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association is loved by shutterbugs. The Association is said to be the cradle of Cantonese opera in the country.

The Yook Woo Hin Restaurant, which has a long history, (four generations to be precise), is still a popular joint among locals and tourists, but the family now faces eviction as the unit will be acquired to accommodate the MRT project. This shop makes traditional Chinese cookies including mooncakes and egg tarts which are their most popular fare.

Yook Woo Hin’s operator Lee Wai Cheng, 50, said the restaurant would not be making its famous mooncakes in the coming Lantern Festival as they would be busy fighting for the land.

“It’s the second time in the restaurant’s 83-year history that we do not produce mooncakes, the first time because we had to move the factory."

I hope there will be a change in plan preserving the facade of our city's heritage. A country's heritage should be preserved, not destroyed. Developments would need to work around it not over it.

Source: The Star

Related article:
Preserving Kuala Lumpur's Heritage - Jalan Sultan Mural

Monday, August 08, 2011

Data cabling, Security and Network Systems

Based in Connecticut, The Mercury Group is a top quality cabling and wiring solutions company that specializes in the design and installation of Voice, Video, Data, Electrical and Security systems. Their expertise includes a wide range of installation, ongoing maintenance, professional consultation, specialized solutions and more. In other words, they are a “connectivity contractor” and they have more than 30 years of experience. Their years of experience in handling Data cabling, Network cabling and other installations enables them to work in many environments including industrial environments, campus environments, schools and libraries, personal security and wireless.

Being a BICSI Premier Contractor, they maintain rigorous quality standards and best practices and ensure their staff has the highest level of qualification and professionalism. They employ RCDD designers and even their technicians are BICSI certified.

Security and data network installations are not elements that can be compromised on. Any substandard work on these systems could potentially result in losses that could run into millions. Whether your company requires a CCTV security camera system or needs and extensive data cabling installation, The Mercury Group has the expertise you can count on. All of their installations are fully warranted for one year for whatever reason. For extended warranties, they cover all workmanship and product malfunctions for the next four years.

Cameron Highlands landslide

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Three women were confirmed late Sunday to have died in a landslide which hit the Sungai Ruil Orang Asli settlement.

Bernama news agency quoted Cameron Highlands Police chief DSP Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu as saying that three others, two men and a woman, were seriously injured in the landslide which occurred at about 5.45pm during heavy rain.

He said that at least three others were feared to be still buried in the landslide.

Residents living close to the landslide have been evacuated to the Brinchang multi-purpose hall.
More at Channelnewsasia

Friday, August 05, 2011

Gothic Arch Greenhouses

According to Wikipedia, the idea of growing plants in environmentally controlled areas has existed since Roman times. Tiberius, the Roman emperor at the time, ate a cucumber-like vegetable daily grown in the Roman gardeners where artificial methods (similar to the greenhouse system) were used to have it available for his table every day of the year.

More and more people are now growing their own vegetables. However, in places with season changes, planting is not possible all year round. A greenhouse makes planting all year round possible.

If you are looking to install a Greenhouse in your yard, Gothic Arch Greenhouses is just the site you are looking for. They have a wide selection of Greenhouses both for hobbyists as well as for commercial growers. Now is a good time to buy as they are offering discounts for many of their greenhouses.

Whether you’re a commercial grower or backyard hobbyist, you'd want a greenhouse you can rely on to nurture plants and help them thrive. Gothic Arch Greenhouses is the trusted name in greenhouses and Greenhouse Supplies having been in the horticultural industry for decades. They have established themselves as the leading provider of greenhouse kits to meet the needs of growers large and small.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tips for an Online Date

Some people, being shy, find it difficult to make friends. With the Internet, this is no longer a problem. The many singles dating websites available on the Internet allow shy and bold people alike to meet people online thus widening one's social circle. Not only can one meet online, these dating sites allow singles to meet other singles which may have the potential to turn that friendship into a relationship more meaningful.

If you are looking to make new friends and grow your circle of friends or even find a new online date, is the place to begin your search. MateOrDate has thousands of profiles from all over the world. Sign up and log in to browse the many profiles available. They are all easily accessible according to country and city or even your own town or city. Who knows, you may even find your own hometown girl to go on that memorable first date.

Need some tips on dating before you embark on that first date? MateOrDate has some good and useful dating tips for the less dating-savvy ones among you. You can learn a thing or two about online dating safety tips, things you need to know about online dating, dating tips for single moms, and more. Best to get acquainted with the tips for a positive dating experience.

Penang Hill

A trip to Penang Island is never complete if you do not visit Penang Hill.

A new funicular train up Penang hill attracts more tourists to visit the picturesque hill that gives fabulous aerial view of "The Pearl of the Orient".

On a clear day, you can even see across to the padi fields in Kedah on the mainland. Here's a short video to give you an idea of what to expect on Penang Hill.

For more information on Penang, click on the 'Penang' label below to bring you to more Penang posts.

Video source: The Star

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Bath vanities at

If you are visiting Malaysia this time of the year, you are in for a pleasant surprise if shopping is part of your agenda. This time of the year is where we have the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival in which prices are slashed down with discounts as much as 70%! But then again, summer sees a lot of other sales elsewhere including on online stores.

If you are having renovations done to your home or planning on it and are looking for bath vanities, here is a site that is holding its One Big Summer Sale. You will find wholesale bathroom vanities at wholesale factory prices, of course!

Superior Bath has the best selection of wholesale bathroom vanities and accessories that will bring elegance and style to your bathroom. Their products are of high quality and many of their items are unique such as their narrow depth vanities and extra small sinks, as well as their traditional wall-mounted and free-standing vanities. Whether you prefer a style that is contemporary, transitional or antique, Superior Bath has just the bath vanities, medicine cabinets and any other bathroom accessories you need.

If you are in the area, their bath vanity showroom is located in Northern California between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley and they invite everyone including contractors, designers, builders, and the public to visit. You can touch, feel, and see the rich designs of their handmade bath vanities and complete line of fixtures and accessories. If you shop online with them, you will still receive the same deep discounts that they normally offer to contractors, designers and builders.

Demand for Gold will see a rise in 2H of the year

The demand for gold jewellery products from Malaysia is likely to rise in the second half of the year due to softening gold prices.

Hong Kong is the second largest importer of gold jewellery products from Malaysia, after the United Arab Emireates, which absorbs about 90% of Malaysia's gold jewellery export.

UAE imported RM1.61bil worth of gold jewellery products for the January to May period, compared to RM1.65bil in the same period of 2010, according to the latest Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) report. More from The Star..

Image source: The Star

From Patio furniture covers to RV covers - CoverBonanza has them all

It's a given that when you take good care of your things, they stay in good shape and serve their purpose well for years to come. In whatever weather conditions, everything breaks down faster if left unattended to properly. One of the ways to protect your assets is to cover them up when they are not in use.

Cover Bananza carries a wide selection of covers for many different items from Golf cart covers to Rv covers. Their products are from fine brands including MotoGear, WaveGear Extreme, QuadGear Extreme, PolyPro III, PolyX. Having covers for your golf carts ensures they are protected from the elements during storage maintaining their good condition. You would also want to protect and keep your recreational vehicle in pristine condition. This can be accomplished with RV covers.

Outdoor furniture left to the elements get worn out fast. Patio furniture covers can protect your investment making your furniture set lasts throughout many seasons. Cover Bonanza has an extensive selection of patio furniture covers to meet every customer's specific needs.

If you are in a country where the sun shines all year round, a car cover can protect your car from harmful UV rays of the sun. There are car covers for whatever car you drive.

If you are looking for a cover for your boat, Cover Bonanza has boat covers too. Pet travel gear is also available. Just like your vehicle or outdoor furniture, pets need a little tender loving care too when you take them on the road. Your pet can travel in comfort and in style from the wide selection of pet gear available, from dog kennel jackets to rear seat protectors. has got everything covered. Check them out!

Monday, August 01, 2011

First Day of Ramadan, August 1

Today is the first day of the holy month, Ramadan. Here in the city of Kuala Lumpur, eateries are still open as usual though lunch-hour traffic is much reduced.

If you are visiting Malaysia, rest assured that you can still find food throughout the day.

The image above shows Muslims performing the first night of 'terawih' prayers at the National Mosque on Sunday, yesterday. Muslims started fasting at dawn today. Terawih prayers are done every night throughout the fasting month.

The holy month of Ramadan brings out the best in Muslims, with many saying that fasting is about patience, showing compassion for the less fortunate and trying to become a better person.

Source: The Star
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