Archive for April, 2010

Winners’ of MyEscapades contest – Malaysia Truly Asia fan page

By on April 23, 2010 in Malaysia with 3 Comments

Eunice Chin Huey Weei of Shah Alam, Selangor won herself an Apple Macbook in the MyEscapades online contest. The contest, organised on the Malaysia Truly Asia fan page is part of a promotional effort to encourage visitors’ to become fans of the recently launched Malaysia Truly Asia fan page.

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Tanjung Piai National Park

By on April 19, 2010 in National Parks with 8 Comments

“Congratulations! You are now standing at the Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia.”
The signboard beamed widely at me as I peered towards the vast landscape. As winds blew gently over the confluence of the Strait of Malacca and Strait of Johore, the sun beat wildly upon the skin.
Whew! Despite the intense heat, the view of huge tankers docking in international waters was a sight to behold.
Row upon row of ships anchored symmetrically, and all I could hear was the silence of the howling winds. It is an astounding scene, to face one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Its shallow seaway is used by thousands of tankers daily.
Is this really the tip of Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia?

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A short stroll: The Quaint Barber Shop

By on April 13, 2010 in Malaysia with No Comments

The sharp, steel barber sheers lay unattended on the tabletop. Bottles of hair cream arranged neatly besides it. Several plastic combs bunched loosely in a container.

On the walls, medium sized- posters of men sporting short hair cuts were pasted symmetrically, decorating the barber shop. There were even new ones of famous Bollywood heartthrobs.

The red, stainless steel Takara barber chairs were first purchased in 1966. Purchased by its founder, the late P.A. Thangayah a highly respected figure and ex-chairman of the Indian Barber Association, the chairs are still in good condition and in use today.

Situated along busy Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (previously known as Foch Avenue) in Kuala Lumpur, is a quaint barber shop that you will have to drop by. With its bright red signage, the Stylo Hair Dressing Saloon, was first established in 1940.

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Short stroll in Chinatown- Guan Di Temple

By on April 7, 2010 in Malaysia, Tour with 2 Comments

The Taoist God of War, Guan Di, watches defensively over the temple entrance. Standing majestically in his resplendent uniform, his eyes fixes fiercely upon you.

Known as one of China’s greatest warriors, Guan Yu, also known as Guan Di or General Kwan is also worshipped widely outside China.

If you take happen to take a stroll along Jalan Tun H.S. Lee in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur you will find a quaint temple built in the great warrior’s honour.

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