It was kicked off officially with a special launch at the Bukit Bintang Dome in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, by Minister of Tourism, Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen.
Organised by the Ministry of Tourism, the 1MYES 2011 sale season starts from 15 November 2011 to 1 January 2012.
As a young capital, Putrajaya may not have the character and soul of the great cities of the world, but it is well on its way there with innovative architecture, community-centric town planning and long term ambitions. In relation to many of Malaysia's other cities like Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, the garden city of Putrajaya is like a new kid on the old block. Granted, it lacks the dramatic history of the former and the age-old culture of the latter but what it has in excess is youthfulness, a modern vision and a spirit to embrace the new.
This year’s event will be held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on the 21st of May, 2011. The event is scheduled to start from 8.00 am onwards.
A lone oil well sits atop Bukit Telaga Minyak in Miri, Sarawak, an icon of the city’s present-day tourist attraction and an important landmark that sparked Malaysia’s entire history in oil and gas. Ironically, it almost never got built if not for the perseverance of a young college dropout from England.
Choosing cadetship over completing his studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, had brought Charles Hose to Borneo in 1886, where he subsequently played an instrumental role in shaping the geographical landscape and history of Miri.
Apparently, it took some 20 years – with many obstacles in between – for Hose to convince various parties of the treasures that lay beneath their feet. Hose, who became Resident of Baram (a district near Miri) in 1890, when he was only 27, had even put up a proposal for oil explorations in Miri; it was, however, rejected by a British consultant geologist on the grounds of rural Miri’s poor logistics at the time.
Standing excitedly in front of Porta De Santiago, Timothy Woo snapped away with his camera.
He and three of his friends, from the United States, went on a one-day trip to Melaka recently.
“We were asking around for a destination that we could go on a day-trip from Kuala Lumpur, and everyone suggested Melaka,” said Timothy Woo, of Boston, Massachusetts.
This long –necked quadrupedal dinosaur, which lived during the late Jurassic period, is one of many dinosaurs now roaming the Pusat Sains Negara, located at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. An exhibition highlighting these amazing creatures, titled ‘Dinos Alive’ is currently on display until 31 May, 2011.
Such a calm and balmy weather these past few days in Malaysia. Just would like to say, "Happy Ramadhan - Selamat Berpuasa' to Muslims everywhere. May you gain patience and much anticipated enlightenment (aha!) during these challenging times.
We were thinking of bringing out more information on hotels throughout the country, as well as making the blog more friendly and with more news!!
So, if anyone has any suggestions as to what you'd like to see featured, we'll try our best to accommodate and publish more interesting stuff on a (much!) more regular basis.
Till then, check out the new hotel apartment in Terengganu, Sumai Suite Hotel as well as several Ramadhan buffet offerings during the month.
Have a splendid month, folks!