Thursday, March 31, 2011

Floods hit northern state of Perlis

The northern state of Perlis has been hit by floods following continuous rain since Monday night. As many as 20 relief centers have been set up to house some 1300 evacuees. The worst hit is Kangar.

In Padang Besar, 380 flood victims were evacuated to eight areas and in Arau, 44 people were evacuated.

Source: The Star.. 1,294 flee floods in Perlis

Friday, March 25, 2011

Earth Hour 2011, Sat, Mar 26, 8:30 - 9:30PM

At 8:30PM tomorrow, Saturday 26th March 2011, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour. Malaysians all over the country will also do our part in this worldwide effort for the environment. Iconic buildings like the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower are two buildings people will stand by to see the lights go off.

Happy Earth Hour 2011!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Annual fees for an outlet with music in Kuala Lumpur

If you intend to open a bar, here is a guideline on annual fees. Lately there has been some unhappiness about a new license.

Monday, March 21, 2011

How to get Free McDonalds Breakfast Vouchers

Until Mar 31, 2011, McDonald's is treating everyone to 2 Free Big Breakdfast with a minimum RM5 purchase in outlets that serve breakfast. How cool is that!? See why they are doing it below..

From the McDonald's Malaysia Facebook page, McDonald's says:

Thank you for making us your favorite restaurant again for the second year in a row by honoring us with the Gold Putra Brand Award, a celebration of the country’s top brands as determined by you, the Malaysian consumer.

To show you how proud we are, allow us to delight you with 2 Big Breakfast – FREE! Simply print out the attached coupon and redeem it at your favorite McDonald’s restaurants serving breakfast. Valid until 31st March 2011. So come on over for a great start to a great day.

Terms & Conditions
- Redemption of TWO (2) free Big Breakfast a la carte is valid between 4am – 11am
- Valid at restaurants serving breakfast
- One redemption per customer in a single transaction
- Black and white print out accepted

Click here to download the Free McD Big Breakfast Coupon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Need a new experience this week? Head on over to the Putrajaya International Hot air balloon fiesta over at the car park area of the Monumen Alaf Baru at Precinct 2, Putrajaya. It is on until Sunday and opens to the public between 7am and 9pm.

Source: The Star

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Petrol price in Malaysia

Latest update: Oct 1, 2014 - New Price of petrol in Malaysia - October 2014
Sep 2, 2013 Update - Diesel and RON95 petrol price increase
Sep 7, 2012 Update - Price of RON97 petrol is now RM3 per litre
July 4, 2012 Update - RON97 petrol price reduced by 20sen to RM2.60 from July 5 2012
June 6, 2012 Update - Petrol price in Malaysia - RON97 - June 2012
Apr 4, 2012 Update - RON 97 Petrol price increase - April 3 midnight
June 15, 2011 Update - RON97 petrol reduced by 10 sen to RM2.80 a litre
May 6, 2011 Update - RON 97 takes another hike to RM2.90 and Petrol brands in Malaysia

In case you are new to this country and are wondering about gasoline or petrol prices here, there are two types of petrol available, RON95 and RON97.

Petrol is priced at RM1.90 per litre for RON 95 and RM2.50 per litre for premium petrol RON 97.

The price of RON 97 petrol was last raised on Feb 1, up from an initial 10sen increase on Jan 4. In December, RON 95 petrol and diesel rose 5sen per litre to RM1.90 and RM1.85 per litre respectively.

In the face of higher crude oil prices which is around USD105 currently, the government fuel subsidy is estimated to rise by an additional RM4bil this year pushing up the fuel subsidy under Budget 2011 to RM14bil, compared with the RM10bil estimation last year when oil prices hovered around US$85 to US$90 per barrel.

Source: The Star

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Catch Two Art Exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur

If you like Art, here is a chance to catch two art exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur. One is of Ecuadorian art, the other Batik art by a German batik artist.

Besides the Galapagos Islands, little much is known of Ecuador and her heritage in terms of arts and culture. Here is a chance for Malaysians and visitors alike to know more about Ecuador's rich heritage of arts and culture.

In an effort to promote this rich heritage, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya has joined hands with the Embassy of Ecuador and City Art Gallery to organise an Ecuadorian Art exhibition.

The recent launch saw the ambassador Lourdes Puma Puma launching the event at the hotel’s Ee Chinese Restaurant.

The Ecuadorian Art exhibition is held at Ee Chinese Cuisine Restaurant Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya until April. On display are also Ecuadorian handicrafts and musical instruments made from bamboo and cedar wood such as the quena, quenacho, pan flute and cedar flute.

Ecuadorian food is also available a la carte, priced from RM35++ onwards.

Source: The Star..South American nation shares its rich arts and cultural heritage

The other exhibition you might want to catch is a solo exhibition by an internationally-recognised batik artist from Germany, Joachim Blank. The exhibition is held at TMS Art Gallery in Taman Melawati.

Some info about the artist:

He was trained in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, in the 1980s by well-known artists Amri Yahya and Ardianto.

For the exhibition, Blank is featuring 11 pieces of batik art, some with double layers with cotton and organza to create a 3D effect.

The solo exhibition is on until March 30.

TMS Art Centre is located at No 301, Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. For information, call 03-4107 5154 or fax 03-4108 5154. (TMS Art Centre is located just in front of Malaysian Institute of Art and beside Sakura Kristal restaurant.)

Source: The Star.. Batik through the eyes of German artist

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