Q Interesting facts about Malaysia?
I already have facts about the twin towers, that they’re the world’s leading producer of rubber and oil, and about the Peninsular malaysia. Does anyone else have any other good facts?Plz HELP!
A Facts about Malaysia:
1. TUNKU Abdul Rahman first announced the date of Malaya’s Independence at Padang Pahlawan in Bandar Hilir, Malacca, on Feb 20, 1956.
2. MALAYSIA’S first experiment with national service was in 1962, during the Indonesian Confrontation. Youths between 21 and 28 were eligible for a two-year call-up.
3. “TUN” is the most senior federal title and there can be no more than 25 living recipients at any one time.
4. THE largest cave chamber in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, which can easily accommodate a Boeing 747-200
5. The Malaysian flag was adopted on Sept 16,1963. The flag was designed by Mohamed Hamzah, a 29-year old Public Works Department architect in Johor Baru who entered a design competition with two designs
6. NASI Kandar, a dish unique to Malaysia and brought my the imgrating Indian Muslims, is the favourite food of many Malaysians. The best is in Penang and everyone has their favourite dishes. Among the top raned outlets are the Kampong Melayu Flats in Air Hitam, Line Clear in Penang Road and opposite the market in Jelutung.
7. SIPADAN Island off Sabah is one of the worlds top diving spots.
8. PENANG’S St. George Church, built in 1818, is the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
9. THE first railroad in Malaya was between Port Weld (now Kuala Sepetang) and Taiping, built by the British in 1885 and covering a distance of 13.6 km.
10. SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kok Shoo Yin became the first Malaysian citizenship certificate holder when he received the document on Nov 14, 1957.
I HOPE this could help…good luck
If all I was going to do with this post is list the distance from Taiping to Penang ─ which happens to be a drive of just over 97 kilometers ─ then we would have a very brief post, n’est-ce pas?
My intention is to be considerably more diverse than that ─ all with the intention of making this an interesting visit for anyone who may drop by.
Should you take the road from Penang to Pangkor, via Mahang and Taiping, the distance from Butterworth to Taiping is 120km. If you cycle via Kulim and the K907 it’s 105km. If you take the trunk road via Parit Buntar and Bagan Serai it is … [This website seems to have gone offline ─ I am editing this post on May 12, 2015. If it is still offline when you attempt to access it, perhaps try the Wayback Machine ─ for example, a Web page cache of April 26, 2015, was available here. A Google cache here gave a much poorer impression, I thought. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 19:48:45 -0700
Penang to Taiping – 2D / 1 N trip and back on the 11th and 12th April 2015. Day 1 – total distant is 114 KM , Penang – Butterworth Ferry Terminal- Lunas – Selama – Kamunting – Taiping. Butterworth to Taiping_final route … Sepetang is a small fishing village situated on the river mouth and many sea-food restaurants around there , also there are few charcoal shops around there due to the vast mangrove swaps besides. 20150411_190949 · 20150411_190952 …
Publication date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:27:15 -0700
Taiping–Penang. Total distance:92.42km. Total time:4h40m19s. Average Speed:19.78km/h. Maximum Speed:48.48km/h. Total Distance So Far:456.55km. My stay in Taiping was rather uneventful. Excluding, of course, my …
Publication date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 16:59:00 -0800
At the end, you Streamyx Streamyx Test95249 at a T junction, you follow the direction to Trong and Taiping, 30 km further on. Going straight leads you also to Trong and Taiping. Taiping is a really neat city. The Taiping zoo is a must visit, I think. The setting in the hills and … The town is small and Streamyx Adsl54284 used by foreigners but many Malaysians from Penang and other areas in north west Malaysia come here regularly for shopping. The border is 7km away …
Publication date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:37:00 -0700
Day 26 to 27 Butterworth to Taiping 90.7 km Taiping to Ipoh 84.7 km
After a lazy morning surfing the net in my butter worth hotel I left the hotel by 9 am I decided against going to Penang Island and cancelled my rest day on a whim. I felt like riding and making distance and didn’t want to rest in a tropical Island paradis...
Publication date: 05/11/2014 6:38
If you come from Penang, you will stay most likely in Taiping, and continue to Kuala Kangsar this way: Taiping to Ipoh via Kuala Kangsar. For more ideas how to continue from Kuala … a little out in especially the western direction to Taiping for some kilometers. It’s why I always advice those who come from the north to skip the last part of road 76 and take the junction to Sauk (A11, which is a much more attractive road), plus… the last kilometers on road 76 do go quite a bit up and down. [A day makes no difference ─ it is May 13, 2015, as I continue with an edit to this post, and I am still finding references to this bicycle-adventures website even though it has been offline the past two days. This is the fifth time. If you also find the website to be offline, perhaps try this cache at the Wayback Machine; or even Google’s less-attractive cache here. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 03:57:00 -0700
Swim, snorkel, and explore the clear waters of the Perhentian Islands, off Malaysia’s northeast coast. See chapter 13.
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The rail locomotive used for railway track between Taiping and Port Weld, about 13 km long, which was the first railway line in Malaysia. Its construction began from the ground of the present King Edward VII School(the railway …
Publication date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 23:40:00 -0700
WE ARE on board the Ekspress Rakyat intercity train service to Taiping hauled by Tun Biajid, a diesel electric locomotive bearing the number 24115. Rumbling gently out of KL Sentral, it dawned …
Publication date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:26:54 GMT
turnoff to Taiping. And although it is only another 10 KM to the zoo, it is very slow thereafter due to multiple red lights which jam up the traffic, and it took us 20 minutes. We parked in Parking A, which cost RM2. Before entry there are toilets, where you have to pay to enter, although once inside toilets are free. The toilets are … The zoo is not spectacular, and is quite small, and many of the animals were sleeping as it was hot, and they are possibly nocturnal. Nevertheless …
Publication date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:34:42 -0700
Taiping to Penang. About 95KM. Route Taiping > Penang. You can see that the mountains are far away on the Eastern part of the map. Surprisingly, I slept very well last night. Not that I am tired but there is just peace in me!
Publication date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:33:42 -0700
Taiping vs Penang. Over the years, we had suffered countless defeat. Much to the humiliation of the home crowd. Taiping has always outwitted and outrun us. I was offered a place in this year’s men’s veteran relay. The chosen 12 were carefully and strategically placed in the 12 legs spanning the 72 km around the island. I was to run the 11th. As in the eleventh hour. It was either make or break. Talk about pressure! The morning started at 4am with the assembly of all …
Publication date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:26:00 -0800
You see, it is not all about eating good food in my so called Penang food trip. My friend in Penang did also bring us walking around in Penang as well as outside Penang. In fact, we went to as far as Taiping outside of Penang …
Publication date: Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:39:51 -0700
Last night in Penang, Malaysia there was a beautiful sunset. I get the idea that there’s colors like this here all the time. From what I understand the weather is pretty consistent in Malaysia – always humid which leads to nice clouds and nice colors like this. One more night in Penang and I’m heading to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.
The water is incredibly warm here — nicer than a heated pool. It looks so serene and peaceful, but I heard there are jellyfish in the ocean, so I thought better of wading out to get a nicer angle on the rocks. And now to really kill the fantasy, as I walked back to the hotel, I got attacked by a crazy wild pack of dogs on the beach. Fortunately I was able to scare them all off with a ferocious gorilla yell and a few kung fu swipes of my tripod.
Right now I’m sitting by the pool watching the SF Giants put an end to the LA Dodgers season. (American Baseball game… gotta love technology – Go GIANTS!)
Publication date: 10/02/2012 22:32
The Ride from Penang to Sitiawan via Taiping. The day after I went back to Sitiawan. As I was anxious to go back, I had lots of work to do, I decided to cycle the 190 km in one day. I know, technically it’s only 170 or so, but that is measured with … [And now the fifth reference to this website offline now for the two days of my post edit of May 12 – 13, 2015 ─ why do they keep turning up for me? If the website remains offline and you wish to see this particular Web page, try the Wayback Machine cache here; or Google’s plainer Web page cache here. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 11:52:30 -0800
That evening i was really pumping in fluids and carbo so as not to be outdone by the distance again. Day 2 – Ipoh to Penang via Taiping (170km) We pushed of from Ipoh to Penang at 6:30 am and the journey was the normal …
Publication date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:04:00 -0800
In the end, you come to a T intersection, you follow direction Trong and Taiping, 30 km more later on. It also leads you to Trong and Taiping. Taiping is a really neat city. Taiping zoo must visit, I think. The parameter in the hills and the manner in which the zoo has organized their animals is well done and it will … The city is small and little used by foreigners, but many Malays of Penang and other areas to the North West Malaysia come here regularly to make purchases.
Publication date: Tue, 17 May 2011 21:09:00 -0700
Leaving Pangkor, Sitiawan, where I live is nearby, there are two roads north to Taiping. The first road leaves Lumut in the direction to Ayer Tawar (direction Ipoh) and then Bruas, 45 km from Lumut. When I am cycling to Penang, this is my …
Publication date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:03:45 -0700
Another website (http://www.rome2rio.com) says the distance of 89.7 kilometers would take an hour and 33 minutes to travel by taxi: http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Taiping/Lumut. The following references discuss … where it is low peak time… It is much nicer to visit Penang where the roads are like these above.. Girl, we better postpone our trip…. Let’s go somewhere nearer instead… er… maybe Lumut? Taiping? Any suggestions, friends? Publish Date: 05/31/2012 6:15.
Publication date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 07:34:23 -0700
It has been month or years stopped blogging at this blog, back to Penang
It has been month or years i stop writing in this blog. Last sunday, brought my friends from Taiping to Penang
We stop at sg bakap R & R. The car was giving some problem. It is vibrating when the speed reach 80 to 90 km. Before that, there was no problem. What do you expect from Proton Saga.
They really need to improve their car.
Penang , there is not much nice place to swim . The beach is not interesting , Pulau Langkawi is best spot in western peninsular Malaysia for swim. Langkawi’s beach such as Pantai Cenang or Pulau Payar is much better. …
Publication date: 04/28/2015 2:19
It is around twenty kilometers from Taiping town and roughly twenty-five minutes traveling time. We were in Taiping for the … Their curry is very much unlike those that I have eaten in Penang. The gravy has finely chopped …
Publication date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 06:13:17 -0700
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He operated a crane, unloading the ships that docked daily in Butterworth and had lived in Penang province all of his l. ife. He told me as we drove. When we pulled … Malacca, but he could take us as far as Taiping. We pulled off of the highway and took a left … After several wrong turns and many stops asking for directions, we finally found a dusty bus terminal with several of the newer long-distance busses parked out in front. There were two seats left on the 11:00 …
Publication date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 02:16:21 -0800
He cited the cases of DAP Perak Chairman and Taiping MP, Nga Kor Ming, the PKR Secretary-General and Pandan MP, Rafizi Ramli, the Penang Exco and PKR Youth deputy chi …
Publication date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:13:37 GMT
During those good old days, cycling from Taiping to Penang was such a monumental task. Now even the USA is within cycling distance. The world is not such a “big” place after all. Such determination, dedication and …
Publication date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 01:15:00 -0700
Below is the proposed Penang LRT, BRT and KTM route map and masterplan, including Penang island to Mainland – Penang Central, Seberang Jaya, Sungai Petani, Kulim and Taiping. Penang LRT map route masterplan. The Penang Transport Master Plan … GEORGE TOWN: Penang is set to get its maiden LRT project – a 17.5km elevated stretch linking Komtar with the Penang International Airport. With construction slated to begin next year, the RM4.5bil project is …
Publication date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:28:04 -0700
Sunrise at the ferry from Penang to Butterworth. Bukit Mertajam has little to offer to keep you longer than passing by. The city can be a little confusing and it’s busy. Just follow directions to … Butterworth to Taiping. Why choose this road? The trunk road via Parit Buntar and Bagan Seria is faster and shorter, 100 km in total. This described road is 120km long but far more scenic and far less traveled. It is in fact the road I usually take when I cycle Butterworth to Taiping. Back to the top … [As with an earlier Web page from this offline website as of this post edit I am making on May 12, 2015, you may have to resort to the Wayback Machine (for instance, here) or this less-appealing Google cache of the Web page here. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:53:35 -0800
Dec distance travelled: 1,635 km. Sun 19 Dec … This is the sequel to my 1,000 km ride in 2003, where I ride to Thailand via the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. …. Day 8: Sun 26 Dec, Taiping – Butterworth (Penang), 186 km
Publication date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 05:55:00 -0800
Our Street View cars have been spotted along Malaysian roads quite a bit recently. A ‘tabik spring’ to those who’ve spotted us so far 🙂
We’re happy to report that so far we’ve clocked in over 25,000 kilometres around Malaysia; and our cars have covered public places around KL, Pekan, Kuantan, Malacca, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Ipoh, Taiping, Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Penang, Batu Pahat, Pasir Gudang, Temerloh and Mentakab. We’ve also driven along the PLUS and LPT Expressway.
Publication date: 11/21/2013 2:32
Dec 21: Taiping Run 2014 21km (Taiping Esplanade) — 11.99km, 1:10:13 @ 5:51/km – Nov 16: Penang Bridge Marathon 21km (Penang Bridge) — 20.1km, 1:57:18 @ 5:51/km – Nov 2: Tanjung 10km Run 10km (Padang Polo)
Publication date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 21:37:00 -0700
Luckily, my friend, LK who stays in Penang, also know as Penangite (is correct?). He said there had delicious food along Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth. Not too far from bus terminal station. So, we let the keeper of KTMB to …
Publication date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:55:00 -0700
Plus, Taiping being between Ipoh and Penang makes this town an attractive stopover for travellers both north and south bound. Let’s start with breakfast. If you’re the indecisive kind or … Walking distance from Larut Matang Food Court and The Store. Opens from 11.30 am onwards until evening. … Since you’re already on Jalan Pasar and within walking distance of Jalan Barrack, head for the famous Taiping cendol. Refreshing cendol from either Bismillah Cendol or …
Publication date: Thu, 22 May 2014 20:45:17 -0700
Taiping to Ipoh via Bruas. This is an interesting option with very good and quiet roads. Half way you could camp at Hutan Lipur Ulu Licin, just 5 km north of Bruas, 55 km from Taiping in the lush virgin jungle. Here is more about Bruas … Many people in Ipoh claim that their food is even better then in Penang, something which is heavily disputed in Penang, of course. Delicacy in Kampar: roti ayam: bread within it curry chicken. Nevertheless you can try some excellent dim sum, Ipoh … [And now a third Web page I cannot access in this May 12, 2015, post edit. As with the previous Web pages from this same website if you also cannot access the website, try the Wayback Machine for a cache of the Web page here; or you could try this less-attractive Google cache here. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 03:54:29 -0700
Chinese offering boxes for sale. our hotel for the night, The Meridian Hotel, Taiping. We try a new fruit. I am far from certain that you could stop someone back home on the streets of Edinburgh and get them to name 10 fruits …
Publication date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:26:35 -0800
Penang street food
Publication date: 07/27/2013 2:30
It has also created employment for many people living here. All along the north west coastline you find fishing … The process of producing of charcoal turned out far more interesting then I expected, not in the last place of the excellent explanations of Mr. Chuah and his younger brother. Just before leaving, they gave us some … Penang –Taiping via Kulim. I don’t like big busy roads. Most cyclist take the trunk road from Penang to Taiping but here is a great alternative. Penang to Taiping … [If I am not losing count, this is the sixth Web page reference I have acquired that relates to a website that has been offline during the two days (May 12 – 13, 2015) in which I have been editing this post. If you find bicycle-adventures to also be offline and had wished to see the post, try this March 17, 2015, Wayback Machine cache; or even Google’s plainer version of a cache here. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 23:45:00 -0700
This book contains 43 biographies of the early Malay doctors who served in British Malaya from 1900 to the Malayan Independence (1957) and beyond till they passed on. The biographies take a womb-to-tomb approach for each doctor. Family history is also included where there is information about the ascendants and descendants of these doctors. This brings the book into reaching farther back into our history and of the doctors’ families. The setting for writing was from 1905 when the Straits and Federated Malay States Government opened the medical school in Singapore, till 1957 when Malaya gained its independence (Merdeka). However, a few doctors were born before the turn of the 19th Century (late 1800s). Their fathers either came to Malaya or Singapore or they were born in Malaya or Singapore. Most of the early doctors were the third, fourth or fifth generation of migrant families in Malaya. There is a lot to be learned about our past medical history from the biographies of the early Malay doctors and their ascendants.
Penang– ABC, Curry noodle, Lobak, Mee Goreng Taiping– Some cute girl, Taiping lake, overtake by uncle, Memorial place. Coffee+Tea … i tak tau pun.. who’s organizing? what time? meeting point? how far? 5/1/07 10:47 AM.
Publication date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 06:48:00 -0800
He said Penang state exco and PKR deputy Youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin will also be hauled up for allegedly making a similar call to Anwar’s supporters. Afif had also allegedly said that the publ …
Publication date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:59:48 GMT
Traipsing Around Taiping. TANDOIDS. Total Distance: 5,705 km. Distance in SE Asia: 476 km. Backsides out of 10 (bliss): Mike 7.5, Judy 7.0. Snakes as Road Kill: 8, Live: 1 … Notes from the Road – Ipoh to Penang …
Publication date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:02:00 -0800
Fishball Fried Kuey Teow (So far I can only find this dish in Taiping) (RM3.80). Before we had our 2nd meal, we went to hunt for some street arts as Mr JM said he hasn’t seen any of them. As a very good “tour guide”, of course …
Publication date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:20:00 -0700
Where : Bee Farm, Botanic Garden, Penang Distance : 7km per lap, Trail & Asphalt (12 hours to complete as many laps of 7km as possible) … What : Taiping Run 2014. When : 21th December 2014 (Sunday). Where : Padang Esplanade, Taiping, Perak Distance : 12km (12.18km by Hong Chee Wai’s GPS Kok) 6.5km (6.64km by Goh Shu Wei’s GPS Kok) Podium : Top 20. Medal : Finisher Medal for all. Website : Click here! Men Open 12km : 48.53 – Hong Chee Wai …
Publication date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:54:00 -0800
Last year’s event was a duel between Taiping and Penang‘s own Forward Runners. And we were the … As far as I knew, he had just done an over-distanced Macau Marathon a week ago with an impressive 3:18. If it were the …
Publication date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:55:00 -0800
So OGSMY was over… saw many IOAs spreading happy virus! am happy for all =) glad you guys have good experience… mine was not a good one….
1) really frustrated with the sound system! loud music n hardly heard my precious woogyu voice! i badly wanna hear sunggyu’s perfect voice but the noisy sound systems made my mood bad! infinite need to scream to talk to us lol
2) tight security! no videography n photography although we can take in digital camera! =_= was asked to stop filming lots of times n i end up not filming anything, not even my NAMU!!! not worth it being in VVIP! Handphone is useless too… A smartphone that cannot capture memories =( so now i need to search for fancams to recall my memories….
3) VVIP is far from stage… N no stairs for vvip, myungsoo need to jumped down to reach fans! i only saw him jumping up and i was so worried on his safety! =( IME =_= what is this????
4) n yeah not punctual, chaos before going in! T.T …
Publication date: 10/20/2013 5:44
Located just approximately 9 kilometers from Taiping Town in the northern state of Perak, no other towns or cities in Malaysia can boast of a hill resort in such close proximity and accessibility as Maxwell Hill. Although Maxwell Hill may be relatively unknown compared to other more popular places like Cameron Highlands, Frazer Hills, Genting Highlands and Penang Hill, it is Malaysia’s oldest and smallest high resort, founded in 1884. Maxwell Hill was named after Sir …
Publication date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:54:00 -0700
Date: 11 September 2011. Venue: Padang Esplanade, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Distance: 10km (Garmin: 9.75km). Timing: 47:11 (Garmin). Pace: 4:50 min/km. Result: 4th (Women’s Open). Website: Here. This was a local race put up by the Hash Harriers of Larut Matang in conjunction with the Tourism Ministry and local council and second year running (my first … Many runners from KL, Penang and naturally Ipoh came and I spotted a few Singapore runners as well.
Publication date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 23:21:00 -0700
Taiping District Acting Police Chief Supt Ismail Che Isa said the man, 25, was detained to assist investigations into the case. “The case does not involve robbery and is being investigated as murde …
Publication date: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:47:15 GMT
As many would agree, the running of the event could be summed up in a single word. Mess. It was a rather … She trains with us in Youth Park, Penang. A very fast … With 14 more km to go, bonking right now was not good.
Publication date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:12:00 -0700
Set amidst lush surroundings, the hill resort of Malaysia offer a change of pace, temperature and scenery. Here you can find seclusion and privacy wherever you choose to stay, whether it to be in inexpensive chalets, quaint bunglows or international class hotels. Reflecting Malaysia’s colonial past, many of these resorts were fonded by Englishmen seeking respite from the heat below.
Tudor cottages, tea houses and well kept flower gardens characterise the countryside charm of these hilly hideaways. The state of Pahang is blessed with three of the most frequented resorts, namely Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Genting Highlands. Outside of Pahang, Penang Hill and Bukit Larut are two other resorts which were built in the 1880’s and still retain their charm and attraction.
★ Genting Highland, Pahang
Genting Highland, situated towards east of Kuala Lumpur is one of the well-developed hill resorts of Kuala Lumpur. It is situated around fifty kilometers from the KL city, about an hours drive and is an …
Publication date: 12/09/2013 21:53
Taiping police acting chief, Supt Ismail Che Isa said the boyfriend was detained to facilitate investigations into the murder. He said several people had earlier, witnessed the couple quarrelling in …
Publication date: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:26:04 GMT
Not far from the clock tower is the impressive 19th century Victorian architecture building, which is now the District Land Office for Taiping Municipal. Pity we … By the time we reach the Penang Isle, it was already past 6pm.
Publication date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0700
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The seven highway projects are the RM1.18bil Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) extension, the RM5.04bil West Coast Expressway (WCE) from Banting to Taiping, the RM2.5bil Kinr …
Publication date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:30:31 GMT
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 16:39
Bastard, pondan and bapok: The measure of Youth talent in Umno
Written by Melissa Lee, Malaysia Chronicle
The BN media and spin-meisters must surely feel like fools. Just last weekend, they rushed out to slam Umno’s arch rival PKR for being a party devoid of issues and able only to slam the BN.
Some PKR Youth delegates even went to so far as to soul-search in public, voicing their concerns about their party ability to press on with its growth momentum. They needn’t haven’t bothered. As for the Umno media, despite all their coordinated effort to do a hatchet job on the PKR, they have once again been exposed to be purveyors of anything but truth.
Exposed when it comes to the crunch …
Publication date: 11/30/2011 1:51
… bike for about 80 km? Foldable bikes are ideal for urban commuting but for cross city rides? Well, I put it to the test recently. My idea was to take my bike to Taiping and from there ride to Penang and do a Tour de Penang.
Publication date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:28:22 -0800
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang-based Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VW) dealer Goh Brothers Motor Sdn Bhd is to open two more sales, service and spare part (3S) centres in the northern region by end …
Publication date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:43:48 GMT
Built in 1884 some 10 kilometers from Taiping, Perak, this resort is 1,250 meters above sea level and still retains its colonial origins with its old bungalows and gardens. Maxwell Hill is ideal for birdwatchers and nature lovers, as the area … Penang Hill Railways gave passengers a memorable ride on one of the worldâ€™s oldest funicular system, which snakes its way up the hill as it ascends. However, the system is being upgraded to provide a straightforward route to …
Publication date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:58:04 -0800
We’ve now covered over 53,000km for Google Maps Street View in Malaysia since we started in September 2013.
Last quarter we completed Penang Island, Malacca, Putrajaya, Ipoh, Taiping, Cameron Highlands, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Batu Pahat, Pasir Gudang, Kuantan, Temerloh and Mentakab.
We’ll be heading to Alor Star, Kota Bharu, Tumpat and a few other places in Perak, Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan next. We will also start driving in Kuala Selangor and Terengganu this month.
For tourist attraction special collections, we’ve collected more than 80 Malaysian sites including KL Bird Park, Paya Indah Wetlands, most of the attractions in the City of Malacca, the Sea Tour, River Cruise and Taming Sari Tower. …
Publication date: 01/02/2014 19:20
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We’re pretty sure not many would mind a Peugeot RCZ in their porch. Nasim’s Drive 2 Win … Outside the Klang Valley, they will head to Bandar Baru Uda and South City Mall, Setia Tr …
Publication date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:07:37 GMT
24 Mar. 2010 Taiping Town as viewed from Maxwell Hill I remember Maxwell Hill well – a holiday & adventure of a place, where greenery prevails & fauna & flora flourish, where streams flow & waterfalls… … It is the wettest part of Malaysia and located approximately 9 km from Taiping Town. Maxwell Hill, now known as Bukit Larut, next to Penang Hill, is Malaysia’s oldest and smallest hill resort. Maxwell … Taiping, once the capital of Perak, is credited with many firsts.
Publication date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:39:28 -0700
Famed for its tin-mining legacy, Taiping is easily accessible via the North-South Expressway, with Penang about 110 km to the north and Kuala Lumpur 260 km down south. One of the earliest stations of the British admini …
Publication date: Thu, 22 May 2014 04:21:04 GMT
THE VIVEKANANDA ASHRAM, BRICKFIELDS, AND WHY WE MUST SAVE IT.
by Jeffery Seow
The Vivekananda Ashram was built in 1904, an expansion of the Ramakrishna Mission established in Singapore in 1896. Making an appeal through the New Straits Times in 2004, D. M. Ponnusamy of Taiping wrote,
“I refer to the letter “Don’t move ashram, consider other options” (NST, March 9) and agree with the writer that the Vivekanda Ashram should not be shifted.
Swami Vivekananda was a great spiritual leader of his time and he visited Malaya in June 1893.
He first dropped by in Penang and later in Singapore when he was on his way to Chicago to attend the …
Publication date: 10/19/2014 23:23
Penang – Pearl of the orient. Penang is one of Malaysia’s major tourist destinations. Not for nothing! It has much to offer to travelers. Getting there and away. Khoo Kongsi Penang is easy accessible for cyclists. You can fly in at “Penang … [I had hoped there would not be a seventh reference made to this website that is offline during my May 12 – 13, 2015, post edit. If it is still offline when you read this, and you had hoped to have seen the Web page, you may find it via the Wayback Machine ─ such as in this April 3, 2015, cache; or you might even try Google’s cache, although it is extremely plain by comparison. ─Garnet Barcelo]
Publication date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 02:45:00 -0700
A short distance away from town and in fact nearer to the North-South Expressway’s Taiping toll exit, Pokok Assam is primarily a serene neighbourhood without a …
Publication date: Sun, 25 May 2014 07:30:11 GMT
HH Lokanath Swami at Sungei Petani, Malaysia, Ratha Yatra
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HH Lokanatha Swami at the Subramaniam Temple at Sungai Petani, Malaysia. Sungai Petani is situated in the state of Kedah. The Kedah state has a historical site called the Bujang Valley which is a sprawling historical complex and has an area of approximately 224 square km. Situated near Merbok, Kedah, between Gunung Jerai in the north and Muda River in the south, it is the richest archaeological area in Malaysia.
HH Lokanath Maharaj is on a four day programme in the North of Malaysia beginning with Ratha Yatra at Sungei Petani, Kedah on 10 July, Ratha Yatra at Taiping, Perak on 11 July, Sunday evening lecture at Bhakti Mandir, ISKCON Bukit Mertajam, Penang on 12 July and morning Bhagavatam at the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Centre on 13 July.