Monday, April 26, 2010

the archer from Sunway Pyramid

Filling up the stomach @ Taman Tasik Sea Food, Shah Alam

 from top, clockwise: tom yam sea food, fried garuopa (kerapu), tofu, buttered 
prawn, asparagus, steamed "siakap" 

 steamed "siakap"

inside the restaurant 

view from outside.. with the Shah Alam mosque in the background

Taman Tasik @ Shah Alam

dinner @ Madam Kwan KLCC


 my favourite Curry Laksa

KLCC, 22 April 2010


Kota Darul Ehsan. border of Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Kota Darul Ehsan is a row of arches symbolizing the border on Malaysian Federal Highway between the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian state of Selangor. Erected on Federal Route , it is the biggest arch in Malaysia.

As a commemoration of the cession of Kuala Lumpur to the federal government to form a Federal Territory by Selangor, the building of the arch was commissioned by the late Sultan of Selangor, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah on 1 February 1974. This arch symbolises the sacrifice of the Selangor state to the federal government. This arch was officially opened in 1981.

images of Klang the royal town

 The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery in Klang, Selangor has recently opened its doors for public viewing. 
The elegant gallery is housed in a refurbished colonial white fa├žade building located a stone throw away from the Klang Railway station. The museum is a dedication of the ninth Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the present Selangor Sultan to honour his late father, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
There are various royal collections depicting the reigning period of the late king, from his early childhood through his appointment as the eighth Sultan Selangor in 1960 and as the eleventh King of Malaysia in 1999.

Among the collections include replicas of Selangor's crown jewels, royal seal of Sultan Sir Abdul Samad (fourth Selangor Sultan) and state sword decorated with silver and Burmese rubies used by the fifth Selangor Sultan.

 the water fountain in front of Klang District Council

Klang new mosque is called the Masjid Bandar Diraja Klang Utara (North Klang Mosque) and it is situated along the Klang River at Jalan Pasar. 

signing ceremony @ Hilton Petaling Jaya

After more than one year of meetings and negotiations we finally put pen on paper for the business agreement between both companies. It was a pleasure having the Presiden Director and the Marketing Director together with the International Business Head and the Directors of the Phamacy and Distribution Division coming to Malaysia.

that says it all... 

 yea..look, this is magic, I have 4 fingers only...(ala David 
Blaine street magic).. bla.. bla... bla... holding court 

 "eh.... is this the real agreement or marriage certificate?"

happy faces from both parties.... the hard work starts now....

dinner: Sri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant @ KL Tower

ehem... the organiser..

Just after the arrival of our partners from Kimia Farma, Indonesia, we invited them for dinner at KL Tower. Its quite a nice experience for all of us having a chat and sharing some thinking man's anecdotes especially from our more experienced partners.

 lobby to the lift.. going up to 282 metres to the revolving restaurant

 the Malaysian food section

 Public Bank and AmBank tower...

 the AMBank HQ just below the KL tower

 KLCC from KL Tower

 the 2 bosses from both companies...

 our guests and partners..

Kuala Lumpur Tower, 

The Kuala Lumpur Tower (officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur; referred later as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finished in 1994. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the eighteenth tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 m (1,099 ft). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a beautiful view of the city. Races are organised yearly where participants race up the stairs to the top. The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.

Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd (188533-A),
Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : + (603) 208 5448
Fax : + (603) 204 2609

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the new office taking shape....

 1 week to complete the exterior more so because of the rain everyday 
and finally the signboard is taking shape
 some of our partners

its finally completed just in time for the visit of our partners from Jakarta

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Glenn Fredly - Januari

Glenn Fredly - Januari on Youtube

Berat bebanku
Separuh nafas jiwaku


Bukan salahmu
Apa dayaku
Mungkin benar cinta sejati
Tak berpihak
Pada kita

Sampai disini kisah kita
Jangan tangisi keadaannya
Bukan karena kita berbeda

Dengarkan lagu.....lagu ini
Melodi rintihan hati ini
Kisah kita berakhir di Januari
Selamat tinggal kisah sejatiku

Nice crispy duck....

close up... with the internals

just look at the 'sambal'.. enough to make you sweat

imported fresh

our late supper

The Large Family of the Malay Language

an interesting writing I found at Demi Negara blog -

The Malay language is very ancient and comprises of a huge family of languages. Whereas the Malays (Rumpun Melayu of 350 million people) constitute only 6% of the total population of the world (6 billion people), the large family of Malay languages (totalling 1,268) represent 22% of the number of languages in the world (totalling 6,000).

These are actual languages in the scientific and linguistic sense. If dialects are included, the number is larger still.

Scientists who have studied the family of Malay languages include the following:

1. 1772-75 Dr Reinhold Forster who accompanied Captain Cook in his 2nd voyage to the South Pacific. He compiled a list of words from 11 languages in several islands there and compared them with words of the same meaning in the Malay language and with 3 languages in South America. He found them having similarities with the Malay language but none at all with the South American languages.

2. 1776-80 Anderson, another scientist travelling with Captain Cook studied the numericals used in various islands of Polynesia and in Madagascar and compared them with those used in the Malay language. He found very clear similarities among them.

3. About 1800, a Spanish Jesuit priest, Abbe Lorenzo Herves, confirmed that the Malay language, the language used in Madagascar, and the languages of the Polynesian islands belong to the same family.This priest was recorded as the person who had made "the most remarkable discovery in the history of linguistic studies, being the identification of one family of spoken languages, namely the Malay and the Polynesian languages, which were spread very far and wide from the Island of Madagascar across a 208 degree angle to Easter Island" - L. Andrews, "A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language", 1977, pg 7.

4. Some years after that, a European scholar, William Marsden, also identified the oneness of the languages referred to by Herves and called them "The Great Polynesian" (Language).

5. In 1836, a leading Linguist, William Von Humboldt, carried out a large and comprehensive study, comparing 9 languages in the family of the Malay language - Malay, Malagasy (Madagascar), Javanese, Buginese, Tagalog (Philippines), Maori, Tonga, Tahitian and Hawaiian. He concluded that these languages belong to the same civilization - the Malay civilization.

Given below are the number of Malay languages found in selected areas:

Peninsular Malaysia : 1 (+4 orang asli languages)
Sumatra : 22 languages
Java : 3 languages
Philippines :160 languages
Borneo :153 languages
Sulawesi :114 languages
Taiwan : 23 languages
Madagascar : 11 languages.

The Spread of the Malays -

How old is this Malay race, Malay Polynesia or Austronesia race?

In the 20th Century, various studies have been carried out on the migration and movement of the Malay people who have crossed the
Pacific and Indian Oceans. Linguistic and archaeological studies especially since the 1950s have contributed a lot towards finding the age of the Malay race.

before the days of video games....

This is Jubilee Park, Ipoh as we see it today. I knew about this place during my student days in Kuala kangsar and this is our favourite joint during our frequent trip to Ipoh. 

 it is now a run down building...

the photo below is the park during its glory years....

Jubilee Park was once Ipoh’s foremost entertainment centre. Built by the Danish architect BM Iversen, some of the attractions within this 4-acre park were the Grand Theatre, the Chinese Concert Hall and the Jubilee Cabaret. Interestingly, it was originally called the ‘Ipoh Amusement Park’, but later the owners (the Shaw Brothers of course!) renamed it ‘Jubilee Park’ in 1935 - in honour of King George V’s Silver Jubilee.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

stuck in a jam....

Kompang formation competition - District level

 Aina took part in the Kompang formation competition - District level, after months of practise and stiff competition they put up a good show on the day.

"err.. excuse me.. I dropped some coins over here"

 "heiii.. stop playing with the feather.. we're next"

 thats Aina

 after all the hard work... finally, Champion :)

  the champion with the teachers and coach

losers got to eat in jail.. kah kah kah :)



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