Wednesday, May 30, 2012

University Malaya ranked top among Malaysian tertiary institutions

The Star reported that

Universiti Malaya (UM) reaffirmed its status as the nation's premier university for the fourth year in a row, achieving its best position in the QS Asian University Rankings 2012 at 35th overall and the first among all higher learning institutions in the country.

UM extended its domination as the top university in Malaysia since the first QS Asian University Rankings was introduced four years ago and has seen a steady improvement in rankings year by year.

"In this year's Asian rankings revealed by QS, UM achieved an overall score of 71.4 out of a possible 100 and ranked fourth for inbound and outbound student exchange.

"It was also ranked number one in Malaysia for academic reputation and employer reputation," said its vice-chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon in a statement on Wednesday.

The university's ultimate aim is to be among the top 100 world-ranked universities in 2015.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Long Range Wireless doorbells

Wireless doorbells are the norm these days rather than the exception and are useful for both homes and offices. Long range wireless doorbells are generally used in a place with a lot of wireless interference. They are also great for out-buildings and businesses. Looking for a long range doorbell? Below are the longest ranged wireless doorbells on the market and are available on the Wireless Doorbell Store.

The Optex 1400 ft. Range Wireless Doorbell works great where you need a little more range to transmit a signal through an area with high interference, or if your shops or outbuildings are outside the standard distance of your current range capability.

This long-range wireless alert system includes one push button and one receiver. Up to twelve additional sensors may be purchased and added to each receiver (3 on each zone) allowing coverage of multiple locations simultaneously. The receiver can be programmed to use four distinct tones to enable you to identify which sensor is being triggered. This system is compatible with their 1400 ft. range motion sensor, allowing you to have both a doorbell and a motion alarm all in one system. This system also allows for added range.

The Dakota 1000 ft. Range Wireless Doorbell is an easy do-it-yourself system for adding a doorbell in a home or business. The wireless push button can send its signal up to 1000 feet to the base. There are 16 separate musical alerts to notify you as to which button has been activated. Up to four separate push buttons can be integrated with one base and every button can be set to use a different melody or tone for easy identification. The base also has four indicator lights, allowing review of activated zones at a glance. This wireless doorbell is easy to install, ideal for any home or office. This product comes with a discount at the moment.

Here is a wireless doorbell that can also serve as a pager, perfect for monitoring a patient or bed-ridden family member. When your assistance is needed, they can simply press a button to notify you.

The Dakota 600 ft. Range Wireless Doorbell w/ Pager is great for large homes or work places which need additional distance between the push-button and the receiver. For security reasons, I see a lot of offices using this system.

Being portable, it allows for free movement at the same time alerting you when someone arrives at your door. The portable receiver is very compact at only 2.5” x 1.25” x .75” and fits snugly in your pocket. This unit also receives and stores alert signals. Each time the doorbell is pressed, the receiver alerts you and registers date/time of the activity (up to 400 day/time stamps can be recorded). The battery on this portable receiver can even hold a charge for up to 10 days.

This long-range wireless doorbell includes one push button and one receiver. An unlimited number of additional push buttons may be purchased and added to each receiver, allowing you to cover multiple locations at once. The receiver can be set to sound off four distinct beeps so you know which doorbell is being pressed. There is also a discount on this product currently.

All products including long range doorbells sold on Wireless Doorbell Store come with a 30-day money back guarantee! They ensure quick delivery, product being shipped the same day it is ordered. There is not sales tax, except for WA state.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Funny flight safety demonstration on AirAsia flight

This video was reported in The Star yesterday. A good way to get passengers to pay attention to the flight safety demonstration.

And not only did Quinton Dinesh Thomas of AirAsia succeed in getting passengers to take notice, his novel way of making the announcement is also a hit on YouTube and social networking sites. Video has been viewed more than 600,000 times on YouTube, and counting faster now that it has been reported in the paper.

This is the article from The Star: Flight attendant adds funny twist to safety demonstration routine

Nurses in the country encouraged to specialise

This is a step in the right direction encouraging nurses to specialise and in the process enabling them to enjoy monthly cash incentives.

From the Star:

SHAH ALAM: More specialist nurses will enjoy monthly cash incentives, as the government bids to encourage more nurses to specialise in 26 fields of healthcare.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said there was a shortage of specialist or special care nurses, with only 21,814 nurses having post-basic qualifications from a total of 96,598.

To encourage them to specialise, he said the government had expanded the list of critical care and clinical specialisation to 26 fields from the initial 18.

Liow said a post-basic certificate was equivalent to an advanced diploma, and the added skills and knowledge would help nurses care for their patients better.

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More specialist nurses to enjoy monthly cash incentives

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Cool Vest can Help you Manage Heat Stress

Heat stress and heat exhaustion are a major concern in many areas of the world. In fact, heat can create very dangerous conditions, especially for people with medical conditions such as diabetes, eczema or asthma. When a person is affected by heat, physical conditions, such as the following can occur: sweating, moist and clammy skin, fatigue and weakness, nausea, increased body temperature, and headache as well as fainting and confusion; especially disorientation and even fever.

The good news is, heat stress and heat exhaustion can be managed and even prevented completely. The answer is simple: keep body temperature cool. How? This can be accomplished with lots of water, but especially convenient is a Cool Vest. The Friends of Water Store has a wide range of cool vests for both men and ladies. Unisex cool vests are also available.

Cool Vests keep you cool for hours; completely keeping you healthy and hydrated as well. Cool vests use evaporative cooling to keep you cool allowing you to go outside when you might not otherwise be able to, or stay outside longer than you would have otherwise. All you have to do to get the cool vest working is to simply soak the cool vest in cool water for a 10 to 30 seconds. Cool vests can be recharged fully in a flash, no matter where you are, as long as you have initial access to water.

At Friends of Water, you will find a wide selection of attractive women's cool vests. The vests are stylish, made of nice fabric, contoured in a complimentary manner and they come in a wide variety of fabric designs and a range of colors. There are high neck and open neck cool vests to choose from as well as vests adorned with studs and crystals. Some come with intricate designs, some are plain cool vests. There is a cool vest to suit every preference and budget. Cool vests for women come in different sizes, from XS to XL.

Other types of cool vests are also available including cycling cool vests and cool vest for other sports; ah, imagine how much better the sport. Further protection is possible with their cool vests with long sleeves and high neck design. Also available are reflective unisex cool vests. Other cooling wear that are available are cooling hats, cooling beanie, cooling scarves, cooling neck bands, cooling caps and more; all out at Friends of Water Store.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Insure all foreign workers

Foreign workers make up a big part of Malaysia's labour workforce in a number of industrial sectors including construction, manufacturing, food and beverage and others. The Malaysian government has made it compulsory for foreign workers to have insurance coverage.

Beginning May 14, the Labour Department will begin to trace and penalise employers who have not provided insurance coverage for their foreign workers. Employers who fail to provide insurance coverage can be charged under Section 26 (6) of the Act, which carries a maximum two years’ jail, a fine of up to RM20,000 or both.

Government records show only 1.2 million workers out of 1.8 millions workers in the country are covered by insurance leaving more than 600,000 yet to be provided with insurance coverage.

The Labour Department takes the failure to insure foreign workers very seriously. Currently, 28 insurance providers were approved by the department.

Source: The Star..Insure all foreign workers

Popcorn Machines

If you are in the market for a popcorn machine, you need look no further. is where you will find the popcorn machine of your choice. is a wholesale and retail distribution company with a wide range of popcorn machines and other fun food equipment that will make shopping for these machines both easy and fun.

You can find popcorn machines to suit every need. Their range of popcorn machines include for home theater use right up to high-volume commercial use and in a number of sizes or volumes. Home movie nights will never be the same with a popcorn machine at home. There are small popcorn machines for home theaters, kitchens, gamerooms, small break rooms. If you are looking for a popcorn machine for a small bar, restaurant, convenience store or waiting room, a medium 6 to 8 oz. popcorn machine would suit your purpose. There are also large 12 to 16 oz. popcorn machines for schools, conventions, stadiums, theaters, and snack bars.

Looking for a commercial popcorn machine for high-volume business application? There is a range of industrial popcorn machines in stock including the Pop-O-Gold 32 oz. Popcorn Machine, the Pop-O-Gold 32 oz. Popcorn Machine w/ Stand & Oil Pump, the Medallion 52 oz. Popcorn Machine w/Stand & Oil Pump and the Twin Medallion 52 oz. Popcorn Machine w/Stand & Oil Pump.

Also available for the home is the Hot Air & Microwave Popcorn Poppers. These are a healthy alternative to the conventional oil popcorn machines, one that would be popular with people watching their diet or managing their weight. Whatever popcorn machine you are looking for, you will be sure to find it at Besides popcorn machines, also offers theater-quality supplies including pre-measured popcorn portion packs, popcorn buckets, popcorn bags, popcorn boxes, flavorings, oils, and more!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Malaysian Bar passes resolution on Bersih rally

From The Star:

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar on Friday passed the resolution condemning the excessive use of force by the police during the April 28 Bersih 3.0 rally.

A total of 939 members voted for and 16 against the resolution during an extraordinary general meeting which was attended by 1,270 members.

Driveway Alarms and other Gadgets offers a wide selection of innovative and practical devices and gadgets via an informative, easy-to-use website. In fact, they specialize in products that make life easier including wireless driveway alarm motion detectors and motion sensors, wireless home intercom systems, wireless doorbells, sunrise and loud ringing alarm clocks, pet training & animal control products, and more.

If you are looking for a driveway alarm, stocks a great selection of wireless driveway alarm motion detector systems in a range of styles and detection ranges. They are perfect for protecting a driveway, gate, home, office, and/or property. Their range of driveway alarms include from the Basic driveway alarm (which is an entry-level wireless driveway alarm system for vehicle or human detection up to 20 feet from the sensor) to Intermediate driveway alarm capable of vehicle or human detection around your property, to alarms that cover a sensor range of 600 ft. or 1000 ft. and even up to a range of 2500 ft. just like the 2500 ft. Range Driveway Alarm w/ Underground Probe driveway alarm unit in the image below.

Click on image to go to website..

This 2500 ft. Range Driveway Alarm w/ Underground Probe is an extremely reliable driveway alarm that is used to detect vehicles only. The transmitter operates on four AA batteries and has 50 feet of direct burial wire connecting the probe to the exterior case. The probe is buried parallel to (not across) the driveway and will detect vehicles passing by within approximately 10-12 feet. Because the probe is buried underground, it will be the least noticeable of all the wireless alert systems in GadgetShack's inventory.

The Dakota Alert driveway alarm security system & driveway monitor includes one motion sensor and one receiver. Additional sensors may be purchased and added to each receiver, allowing coverage of multiple locations at once. The receiver can be configured to sound off four distinct beeps so you know which area a sensor is picking up motion from. Additional 2500 ft. Receivers can also be purchased to set the motion sensor to alert multiple receivers simultaneously. This system is compatible with the 2500 ft. Infrared Motion Sensor. A point to note though is although line of site is not required, the maximum range is based on optimal conditions with minimal interference. Wireless range is affected by objects such as walls, trees, etc. Actual range may vary, depending on environment.

Why buy from There is no sales tax (except for WA State orders); most orders placed before 10 am PST ship the same business day. GadgetShack is the authorized retailer for every product they sell. They do not sell unauthorized or "gray market" products of any kind. GadgetShack is in good standing being a member of the Better Business Bureau. They have been in business and online since 1999. All online transactions on their website are processed with industry-standard SSL encryption. All products are backed by a full one-year manufacturer's warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee, for return or exchange. Check out They not only have driveway alarms, there are a host of other useful and quality products including Wireless Light Switches, Doorbells w/ Intercoms, Indoor Motion Detectors, Light Therapy Products, Security Camera Systems, Backup Cameras, and more. By the way, they are offering steep discounts for their products at the moment. Now is a great time to shop at

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Resorts World Genting hotel room for RM48 per night

Genting Highlands, a short hour's drive away from the city of Kuala Lumpur, is a popular holiday destination for visitors and locals alike. At an elevation of a little over 6000ft above sea level, the pleasant cool weather up at Genting Highlands makes it a much sort-after holiday spot all-year-round. Genting Highlands has been dubbed 'City of Entertainment'. On a clear day or night, the sprawling holiday resort complex can even be seen from Kuala Lumpur.

To date, Genting Highlands Resort has six hotels (namely Maxims, Genting Hotel, Highlands Hotel, Resort Hotel, Theme Park Hotel and First World Hotel) and two apartment blocks (Ria and Kayangan Apartments) at the hilltop and Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort. The First World Hotel, holds the Guinness World of Records as the largest hotel in the world since 2006, with a total of 6,118 rooms. (Wikipedia)

Planning to take your family to Gentings for a holiday? Here is a great hotel deal that you can take advantage of if you time your visit for July or August. Book a room at only RM48 a night. That is a steal really. Click on the image below to go to the Resorts World website..

High quality Thermal Fuses

A thermal fuse, also known as thermal cutoff and thermal protector, is an important component in an electrical product. Uncontrolled overheating can lead to catastrophic consequences, fire being the main concern. A thermal fuse is designed into an electrical circuit to switch off power, either as a backup in series to a thermostat or on its own.

Chatham Component Inc. is a supplier of high quality thermal fuses. They serve Buyers and Engineers who are establishing an alternative source to their present thermal cutoff (TCO) supplier. Chatham's staff of engineers and sales personnel have a combined history of 100 years experience with the application of thermal protection products spanning communication, electrical appliances, solenoids, motors, transformers/power supplies, air-conditioning, battery, military, aviation, and industrial applications.

Chatham Components is an exclusive agency supplying a full spectrum of thermal protectors for two world-renowned brands, SEFUSE (produced by NEC Schott Components Corporation, Shiga, Japan) and ELCUT (produced by Uchihashi Estec Co., Ltd of Osaka, Japan). At Chatham, they not only supply a quality product, they are also able to assist the customer choose the right thermal cutoff product for his particular application. They have been serving satisfied customers since 1983 and their larger users are producers of electrical appliances, battery packs, motors, transformers, heating and air-conditioning equipment and various electronic devices. Maintaining a stock of over 3 million thermal fuses/thermal cutoffs, most orders ship the same day.

Why buy from Chatham Components Inc.? When you with with them, you can expect to work with a company located in the United States. (CCI works as an extension of the two brands they supply and covers the Americas' markets (Canada, U.S.A., Mexico/Central America, South America, and the Caribbean) responsibility of inventorying, pricing, credit, promoting, selling, packaging, shipping and on-going marketing functions.) Working with CCI, you can expect a full range of thermal fuses from two global TCO manurfacturers; experienced design advice to help you determine the correct product; and quick delivery as a result of their huge inventory of over 3 million thermal fuses.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Malaysia's Multipurpose Rescue Vehicle (MRV)

This is Malaysia's locally-produced Multipurpose Rescue Vehicle (MRV), a first of its kind in the world.

This vehicle is specially designed to carry out critical rescue operations being able to be navigated through aftermaths of floods, typhoons and fires. It can also be driven up a 45-degree slope on hilly terrain as well as through muddy, slippery and inundated roads.

MRV is manufactured by LWK Automotive Green Technologies (LWK Green) through a RM2.2mil grant provided by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).

Source: The Star..Malaysia launches Multipurpose Rescue Vehicle

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Medical Devices

If you are searching for a medical device store for stocking up on your medical facility needs, MDS or The Medical Device Store is the medical device store you are looking for.

The Medical Device Store (MDS) sells its products only to medical facilities, licensed providers of medical services, governmental agencies and educational institutions, and to customers who sell, lease and/or rent the products to these medical facilities.

MDS, Medical Device Store, is a global supplier of new and reconditioned products for minimally invasive surgery which include operating room instrumentation and related products - all from leading manufacturers. Customers can shop with confidence at MDS, as all of their products are held to strict quality standards ensuring that only products in exceptional functional condition are sold. Their inventory consists of brand name samples and display items, as well as new products which become available as a result of surplus inventory, all offered at greatly reduced prices.

You can find a wide range of specialty products and instruments whose inventory changes daily offering customers a wider range of medical device products and choices.

Looking for a medical device for Miscroscopy, ENT or Plastic Surgery? You will find what you are looking for at MDS. Check out the MDS website. There are medical devices for Neurosurgery, nesthesia, Cardiac Surgery, Thorax, Gynecology, Urology and many others.

MDS ships via Federal Express, and ground shipping is always free. Upgraded delivery is also available, and offered as an option at the time of check-out. Major credit cards are accepted including MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

MDS products have a 30-day warranty after the sale. Should the medical device you purchase require service by the manufacturer at a future date, contact information is available upon request.

The Medical Device Store is currently only accepting orders from North America (US, Mexico and Canada). All pricing is in US dollars.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Penang Bridge

Penang is a popular tourist destination, even for locals who want to get away for an idyllic holiday of sea, sun and food.

The above is an image of the Penang Bridge (courtesy of The Star). It is a dual carriageway toll bridge that connects George Town on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula.

The bridge is also linked to the North-South Expressway in Prai and Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Penang. It was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1985. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the fourth longest in Southeast Asia. The bridge was designed by Penang resident, Professor Chin Fung Kee, a well known civil engineer. Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd (PBSB) is the concession holder which manages it.

Currently, Penang Bridge handles 65,000 vehicles daily. It has a capacity of handling 85,000 vehicles daily. The bridge has been expanded from 4 to 6 lanes to accommodate increasing traffic on the bridge. Construction of the new Penang Second Bridge is underway. Beginning since November 2008, the second bridge is expected to be completed in 2013.

Source: Wikipedia

Frownies, an alternative to Botox

Forget Botox, forget other anti-aging products! Frownies is the new revolutionary kid in town in terms of anti aging products! Yes, it has been touted as the wrinkle treatment alternative to Botox, even movie stars are using.

What is Frownies? Frownies come in the form of facial pads made from natural and skin-friendly materials. Frownies not only work, they are the natural approach to dealing with deep impression lines and wrinkles brought about by age and stress of everyday living.

How Frownies works is that when they are applied, they gently re-educate the underlying muscles to assume their correct, relaxed and natural appearance. In other words, Frownies allow the deep expression lines to heal leaving younger, relaxed-looking skin.

The facial pads are applied to the forehead, corners of the eyes and mouth (where lines are more pronounced) and left there for at least three hours each time. Basically, Frownies should be worn every day for 30 days to effectively retrain the facial muscles. After the 30-day period, you are advised to continue using Frownies four or more times per week to maintain your more youthful appearance. Want a wrinkle treatment minus the side effects? Try Frownies!

Essential Tips for the first-time visitor to China

Wikipedia says there are 23.7% ethnic Chinese in Malaysia. It used to be over 30% - many have emigrated.

Some Chinese families here still have ties or family in China so China is still a country most Chinese people here would want to visit and see the land where their ancestors come from.

There is so much going on in and around the world and in China especially after she opened her doors to the world. NY Times offers tips on easy ways to visit China for the first-time visitor.

FOR the first-time visitor to China, planning a trip to the most populous country on earth can be an exercise in trying to tame the infinite. Where to begin? Since most people will be flying into Beijing, Hong Kong or Shanghai, we suggest basing yourself in one of these three cities, each in its own state of frenzied transformation. As two Times correspondents, David Barboza in Shanghai and Keith Bradsher in Hong Kong, and Dan Levin, a regular contributor from Beijing point out, each city is a study in contrasts. Dazzling, ultramodern skylines conceal hidden corners of traditional China: historic neighborhoods crisscrossed by alleyways in Beijing; teahouses in Shanghai; and centuries-old temples in Hong Kong. Which isn’t to say that these metropolises, with their up-to-the-minute shops, galleries, restaurants and bars don’t possess their own magic. They do. Over to NY Times to for the essential tips on what to see and do for a week in China’s gateway cities.

Source: NY Times..Easy China, 3 Ways

Security Monitoring via The SNARE System

The advent of the Internet has revolutionized the world, changed the way we do things, the way we live. With technology, we can now perform a lot of tasks online, run errands, making it convenient to go shopping, pay bills, do banking, and so forth. It has even enabled us to shop and pay bills without literally handling cash and all in the comfort of our home still in PJs even.

The convenience of doing business online calls for personal information to be available online and with that the risk of private information being compromised. Government and regulatory bodies are now mandating that corporations protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the sensitive information. This requirement has placed a burden on organizations as they attempt to conform to specific regulatory acts.

Data protection can best be protected within an organization by constantly reviewing the log files of the various devices to ensure that critical systems have not been compromised. Log files provide a wealth of information, but event log management has until now been a manual process.

The SNARE System from IntersectSecurity provides clear, concise, accurate reporting (including windows security log reporting) of the information that is pertinent to your organizations security and audit requirements. The SNARE System toolset is comprised of the SNARE Server and the SNARE Agents.

The SNARE system enables data to be analyzed, recorded and reported based on the corporate audit requirements. Reports can be created as well as template adjusted providing flexibility to an organizations reporting structure.

The SNARE Agents have been developed for a number of applications and operating systems including Windows, Solaris, AIX, Irix, Linux, ISA, IIS, and others. The Agents are installed and configured on systems that are to be monitored for specific audit activity. They forward only those events that match the configured audit criteria to the SNARE Server. The SNARE Open Source Agents are licensed under GPL.

SNARE is an easy to install and configure solution, ensuring that an organization can be up and running in a short amount of time, the windows security log reporting system securely in place ensuring your organization is in compliance with Regulatory Acts and Best Practices in Security. The SNARE system can be installed on an enterprise level.

Employee & Customer Surveys

Companies are constantly on the lookout for growth opportunities without having to invest unnecessarily or in the wrong places. Many smart companies have continued to invest in their current customer relationships, i.e., retaining repeat customers, because it costs less to keep one than to get a new customer. Many companies tend to forget that customers are the reason you come to work everyday. A well-designed customer satisfaction survey which can be conducted in an online market research can ensure you are informed of your customers’ needs and desires.

If you are looking for a market research solution, Infosurv is the research company you are looking for. Infosurv is a proud Inc. 5000 company and has been for the third consecutive year! Their three-year growth of 69% placed them as #268 in their industry and #3015 overall.

Infosurv, Inc. is a market research firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since its inception in 1988, Infosurv has established itself as a recognized leader in the field of online survey research. They have served hundreds of clients in a wide variety of industries and locations. Among the solutions they provide are Custom Market Research (which includes Business-to-Business research, Consumer research and Advanced Analytics); Customer Satisfaction research; employee engagement surveys; Online Research and Reporting; and prediction markets for consumer research.

Each project design is customized to meet the specific research objective. Whatever research solution you need, you can expect nothing but the best customer satisfaction when you do business with Infosurv. In fact, they have a flawless reputation, their clients rating them on average, better than 9.0 on a 10-point scale in terms of overall satisfaction and willingness to rehire. Infosurv's unique technology and progressive online survey software will allow you to acquire the qualitative and quantitative intelligence you need to quickly turn around your business for better ROI and profitability.

For more information regarding their marketing research company and services, you can contact them via phone at 888.262.3186 or email, or request a free copy of their brochure.

MRT in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur

Source: The Star

No visit to Kuala Lumpur is complete if you don't visit Chinatown and its famous Jalan Petaling or Petaling Street where the place comes alive in the evening with its world-famous street market and its associated hustle and bustle of activities. Here is where visitors and locals alike haggle for a good bargain on an ecclectic array of goodies you can bring home for yourself, your friends and family.

You can find toys (and if you look further beyond the streets, there are a number of toy stockists); fashionable clothes for men, women and children; soccer jerseys (great bargain for very close to the real thing); replica watches of any designer brand (if you bargain well, you may even be able to snag a good deal - maybe at half the price!); bags of any kind, including travelling bags and suitcases; shoes of any kind; leather belts and wallets; even gemstones from travelling Nepalese traders; antiques, artefacts and paintings; beads for jewelry; music CDs and DVDs; and lots more.

Food, of course, is synonymous with Chinatown. Chinese food is the main fare and over here in Chinatown, the Chinese food served is authentic Chinese food some still operated by the original family who first started out here.

In line with the government plan to improve public transportation with the increasing population, work will start soon on the MRT project. Chinatown has been slated where the MRT line will pass through.

Three government-owned buildings, Plaza Warisan, UDA Ocean and Klang Bus Stand in Jalan Sultan, will be demolished to make way for the MY (Malaysia) Rapid Transit (MRT) station.

Hoardings, heavy duty scaffolding, strong propping and bracing will be set up to prevent dust and noise pollution. Covered walkways will also be built for pedestrians’ convenience.

The closing of the affected areas will only be from midnight to 5am and safety personnel will be on site at all times to monitor all activities and to safeguard road-users passing through the area.

The MRT project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016, so when the time comes, it will be easier and more convenient to drop by at Chinatown.

The authorities' plan is to transform Kuala Lumpur into a world-class city with an effective transport system to cater for the increasing population in the Klang Valley. The MRT will facilitate improved accessibility for all at the same time preserving heritage buildings in Jalan Sultan so that local and international tourists can enjoy the area’s unique charm. Welcome to Kuala Lumpur!

Source: The Star..Three buildings to go soon

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Fine luxury furniture at factory direct prices

If you are looking to furnish your home with fine luxury furniture but concerned about the pricing, you need worry no more.

Savannah Collections is the premier destination to purchase luxury fine furniture of lasting value, classic design and solid construction of the highest craftsmanship and best of all, theirs is fine luxury furniture at factory direct prices!

If you are specifically looking for bedroom sets - beds, nightstands and the like - there is a wide selection of Drexel Heritage furniture including the Monterey collection, Corinth collection, Sonoma collection and many more exquisite luxury furniture sets at Savannah Collections.

Here is a sample of the sort of luxury furniture available. A Monterey nightstand in Antique Walnut finish with gold accent, nightstand features slide-out writing surface, velvet-lined drawer and exquisite detailed hand carvings on side and base for a luxurious and comfortable bedroom plus dust-proof drawer construction.

If it's Baker furniture you are interested, you will find a wide range of top quality Baker furniture including a huge collection of traditional and contemporary furniture, upholstery, lighting and accessories - stylish home and bedroom furniture and more.

Savannah Collections is having a storewide sale at the moment with unbelievable discounts. They offer a 30-Day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, they will refund your full purchase price. Simply contact them within 30 days of delivery for a full refund.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Crowds flock to JPJ branches to bid for ‘WWW’

We will soon see vehicle registration number plates bearing the prefix "WWW" on the road. Hundreds of people turned up at three Road Transport Department (JPJ) branches here in Kuala Lumpur to bid for “WWW” vehicle registration numbers when the series opened for tender.

The minimum bid for “premium” numbers (from 1 to 10) and “attractive numbers” are RM10,000 and RM2,000 respectively. Popular and running numbers require a minimum bid of RM300.

Two years ago MCA1 was sold for RM300,100 and the highest bid before that was for the Terengganu-issued TAY1 which sold for RM232,000.

Bidding for the "WWW" series is open until noon on May 14. Results will be announced on May 24.

Source: The Star..‘WWW’ number plates to net record high prices

Peaches Medical Scrubs and Uniforms

When it comes to nurse uniforms and nurses scrubs, Peaches uniforms take the lead. Founded in 1987, Peaches Uniforms, Inc., a Dallas-based company is a pioneer and leader in the market of fashion-driven uniforms and scrubs for women in the healthcare industry. Their tradition of innovation has resulted in them being the first company to introduce fashion colors and 100% cotton fabrics in the '90s. Medical apparel from Peaches Uniform, Inc., are sold in the United States and online at leading medical retail outlets. is one such apparel store carrying not only Peaches nurse uniforms and nurses scrubs, but also Peaches Dresses, Peaches Sports Line, Peaches Labcoats and more.

If you are in the market for medical scrubs, you would want to check out, an authorized Peaches Uniforms retailer with a wide range of nursing and medical scrubs that come in both color print style tops as well as equally attractive solid colors. You simply have to check out the scrubs pants which come in really pretty shades that would go very well with their print tops.

Browse the wide selection of nurses scrubs and other medical apparel available. You will be amazed at the many different styles and prints available. While you are there, don't forget to check out the Bargain Page where selected items are on sale with a steep discount you simply can't resist! For further savings, order above $125 to enjoy free shipping. International orders are accepted. Please refer to 'Shipping' for details.

Kajang flooded again

Flash floods hit Kajang town after an afternoon downpour yesterday. The flood waters reached up to a height of about four feet in some areas.

Besides Kajang, flash floods also hit Ampang and Cheras in the Klang Valley Wednesday afternoon leaving trees uprooted in the process. Flood waters started to rise after the heavy downpour at 1pm. Waters began to subside at about 4pm when rain reduced to a drizzle.

Last December, flash floods caused by heavy rain had affected Kajang, resulting in shopkeepers experiencing heavy losses and damaging several cars and motorcycles.

Source: The Star..Flash floods hit Ampang, Cheras, Kajang

LED Lights are value for money

If you are in search of replacement interior led lights for your car, then you are one of the many who know the value of using LED lights. is the site for you. TunerDomes is an online LED lightings store dedicated to providing direct-fit replacement interior LED lights for serious car enthusiasts since 2002. The founder was a pioneer in the automotive LED industry and began by soldering LED replacement kits together manually. Realizing there was a lack of quality replacement dome lights on the market for tuner enthusiasts, TunerDomes was launched and now partners with the most talented LED manufacturers around the world to bring you the best and brightest automotive interior LED replacements available anywhere.

Except for led license plate lights, all TunerDomes kits come in three different color selections: HyperWhite, Nightvision Red and Electric Blue.

LED lights are becoming popular and are continuing to replace traditional filament bulbs in more and more applications including televisions, home appliances, and traffic lights. The many advantages of LED lights over Incandescent bulbs include: Extended service life of LED lights, Drastically reduced power consumption by as much as 50%, i.e., energy-efficient., Produces virtually no heat thus ideal for small spaces, Unaffected by vibration since LED lights do not have filaments unlike halogen bulbs and this makes LED lights more durable and dependable.

If you are looking for led license plate lights, you have come to the right place. LED chips used in TunerDomes bulbs are of the highest quality. They are constantly refreshing their stock to utilize the latest LED technology and materials to provide products with the highest quality and value for money. By US laws, all license plate lights need to be in white. Here on TunerDomes, it is called HyperWhite.

Browse the TunerDomes website for your all automotive lighting needs. Site navigation is easy as it allows you to shop by category. You can shop by ride/car-make, shop by bulb or shop by part number. There is also a led license plate lighting. A category called Bulb reference guide is also available. While you are there, don't forget to check out their Sale Items. You might be able to snag an LED light at the price you like. International orders are accepted by email and with a minimum order of $100. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Minimum wage is RM900

After months of negotiations and discussions, the minimum wage for private sector employees has been set at between RM800 and RM900 per month.

The RM900 or RM4.33 per hour is for employees in the peninsula while the RM800 or RM3.85 per hour is for workers in Sarawak, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan.

It covers employees in all economic sectors except those in the domestic service sector such as maids and gardeners.

The much anticipated minimum wage was announced by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a special gathering of several thousand private sector employees at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here last night.

Source: The Star..Lowest salary set at RM900

There is a Poly Bag for Everything

If you are in the market for poly bags, your search stops here at Plastic Bag Partners where there are over 3000 styles and sizes available for any application!

Plastic Bag Partners is the U.S. national wholesale distributors of industrial and commercial grade bags, poly tubing, poly film and sheeting; serving both the U.S. and Canadian markets. Their goal is to provide consumers with an unsurpassed selection of top quality bags and related materials for their business needs. Their products are superior in quality while remaining extremely cost effective for their customers.

Plastic bags for various applications are available including Layflat Poly Bags, Gusseted Poly Bags, Bags on Rolls, Clear poly tubing, Crystal Clear Poly Pro Bags, Reclosable Bags, Static Control Bags, and Trash & Drum Liners. All of these bags come in a selection of sizes to suit any and every application. Check out the wide range available. You would be amazed.

Specialty Bags are also available. If you need furniture covers, they are available at Plastic Bag Partners. For easy handling and storage, furniture covers come in rolls. There are also garment bags and mattress bags which also come in rolls. Other Specialty Bags include garment bags, hanging literature bags, heavy duty ice bags, merchandise bags, newspaper bags, bags for sandwiches and silverware even wicketed bread bags.

Tapes and ties are also available on Plastic Bag Partners where there are over 1000 different tape items.

All products are in stock and ready to ship immediately and with five warehouses around the country, customers will see their orders within one or two days. Because products are shipped from the warehouse nearest you, shipping cost is less. There is free shipping on orders above $600.

Redevelopment plan for Jalan Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur

When you visit Kuala Lumpur, besides Chinatown and other attractions in and around KL, one of the places you don't want to miss is the area around Jalan Masjid India. Jalan Masjid India is one of Kuala Lumpur’s earliest shopping districts famous for traditional Malay products but can get chaotic during festive seasons like Hari Raya and Deepavali.

The area is home to shopping centres and petty traders which make the area unique.

In the 1900s, traders came in small boats from Indonesia and docked at the confluence of Sungai Kelang and Sungai Gombak and set up trade in the area.

A redevelopment plan is in the pipeline to transform the area into a more happening spot in the city along the lines of London’s Oxford street. Details of the proposal include turning the inner roads into covered pedestrian walkways linking the malls and shops in the area.

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Source: The Star..A more vibrant Masjid India

Trading in MAS, AirAsia suspended Wednesday

Trading in the securities of Malaysian Airline System Bhd and AirAsia Bhd has been suspended today from 9am to 5pm. This is linked to the latest corporate development to unwind their share swap agreement. Both airlines announced to Bursa Malaysia (KL Stock Exchange) the suspension is for a material announcement.

The Star reported on Wednesday the airlines would forge ahead with their collaboration agreement by signing several MoUs to potentially set up joint ventures (JVs) for joint procurement, pilot training and aircraft maintenance and repair.

Source: The Star..Trading in MAS, AirAsia suspended Wednesday

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Medical qualifying exam now available at 16 local varsities

Good news for overseas medical students..

KUCHING: Medical graduates from unrecognised universities overseas can now sit for the Medical Qualifying Examination (MQE) at all 16 medical schools in the country, including private universities.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said previously these graduates could only sit for the exam at three local universities - Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

"From now onwards they can sit for the exam in all medical schools in Malaysia. We have 16 medical schools offering 17 medical programmes.

“All students coming back from unrecognised universities overseas can sit for the exam in all these universities," he told reporters after holding a dialogue with several Sarawakian medical graduates who earned their degrees in China here on Tuesday.

The 16 universities are UM, UKM, USM, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Penang Medical College, International Medical University, AIMST University, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Royal College of Medicine Perak, Monash University Sunway Campus, UCSI University, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, and Management and Science University.

Liow also announced that the medical graduates could now take the exam an unlimited number of times.

"In the past it was limited to three times. Now they can sit for it unlimited times to make sure they pass," he said.

Medical graduates from unrecognised universities need to pass the MQE in order to start their housemanship and be registered as medical doctors in Malaysia.

In addition, Liow said the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) was currently in the process of recognising medical programmes in China.

He said MMC would focus on accrediting the 11 top universities in China first as many Malaysian students were studying there.

At present, MMC recognises 375 universities in over 30 countries, not including China.

Source: The Star..Medical qualifying exam now available at 16 local varsities

Timberland boots and Dickies work apparel

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