Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak



No visitors will leave Malaysia without tasting our very own Nasi Lemak. Hot cooked rice with pandan aroma steamed with coconut cream goes heavenly well with sizzling spicy sauce or “sambal”. 

Generous sprinklings of roasted peanuts and salty dried anchovies with a hard boiled egg perfect this dish. 

A platter of everything good all wrapped up in banana leaves to further enhance its unique taste. Nasi Lemak is truly a national heritage of Malaysia.

~Courtesy of Tourism Malaysia~

Monday, November 13, 2017

Expect more rain until January, says weatherman

Expect more rain until January, says weatherman

The start of the northeast monsoon today will bring more rain to the east coast of the peninsula and parts of Sabah and Sarawak.

The wet season is expected to last until January.

MetMalaysia director-general Alui Bahari said the northeastern winds from the South China Sea will mark the start of the monsoon season.

“Right now, the winds are still from the southwest, they are variable, but by tomorrow, they will persist from the northeast,” said Alui when contacted yesterday.

He said an episode would range between three and four days of moderate to heavy rain.

This monsoon season is expected to see four to five such episodes.

MetMalaysia has its own colour coding for rainfall, with yellow indicating heavy rain is expected within the next one to three days, and if there is continuous rain, it will not last for more than six hours and the rainfall will be less than 60mm.

Meanwhile, orange indicates continuous heavy rain that will exceed six hours and rainfall collection of at least 60mm while red shows continuous heavy rain exceeding 240mm a day.

Alui said the department would also be monitoring wind speeds and wave heights, as monsoon winds could whip up waves.

For the day’s weather forecast, log on to www.met.gov.my/in/web/metmalaysia/forecasts/general/country.

~News courtesy of The Star~

Thursday, October 26, 2017

RM1 flight levy starts January 2018

RM1 flight levy starts January 2018

ALL passengers leaving Malaysia by air will have to pay a levy of up to RM1 from January, following changes to the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) Act 2015.

“The Government spent almost RM30mil on Mavcom’s operational costs last year. The levy for air travellers is justified, considering the services Mavcom provides, which range from receiving and processing complaints to conducting educational activities,” he said.

The changes to the law also allows Mavcom to impose penalties for any non-compliance over guidelines on competition, regulatory fees and charges.

~News courtesy of The Star~

Bentong to host global durian fest

Bentong to host global durian fest

The Malaysia International Durian Cultural Tourism Festival 2017 will be held in Bentong, Pahang, on Nov 25 and 26, says MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

The event, organised by MCA’s Belt and Road Centre (Mbrace) and executed by Hunan Broadcasting System Company’s Mango Entertainment, hopes to attract at least 50,000 visitors to Bentong.

The thorny King of the Fruits was more than an agricultural product, Liow said, as it played a unique role in the friendship and diplomatic relations between people of Malaysia and China.

“Bentong, which is famous for Musang King, was chosen as the venue to host this festival. This will elevate Bentong as a charming international eco-tourism spot,” said Liow, who is Bentong MP. Hunan TV is well-known for reality shows Where Are We Going, Dad? and Super Voice Girls.

Mango Entertainment deputy chief executive officer Wang Pingbo said Hunan Broadcasting System would reach out to its audience to promote the festival via various channels, including social media, radio and TV stations.

Besides durian and durian-related products, the two-day festival will also feature other tropical fruits and agro products, such as Bentong ginger.

Nirvana Asia Group is the title sponsor, YY Dynamic Resources Sdn Bhd is the gold sponsor while Mah Sing Group is the silver sponsor.

At the event, MCA’s Mbrace also signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mango Entertainment for cooperation on trade, tourism and culture for the next five years.

~News courtesy of The Star~

明年起离境征收1令吉

国会三读通过 明年起离境征收1令吉

国会下议院周二三读通过2017年大马航空委员会(修正)法案,当局将于明年1月起向离境乘客征收1令吉服务费。

该法案在进入委员会阶段后,正式三读通过。

1令吉的监管服务费,仅限于离境的所有大马人及外国游客支付,主要是用作协助航空委员会监管航空业在经济领域方面的事务。

交通部副部长拿督阿都阿兹卡巴拉威在为该法案总结时表示,此收费是按照航空委员会的营运费用计算得出的。

他说,政府未来不会调高该服务费,征收该费用是为应付航空委员会的营运成本,并非为了牟利。

他说,航空委员会的职责包括设置所有航空公司降陆的电子登记系统、客户投诉管理系统等,每年的营运费用大约2500万至3000万令吉。

~以上新闻转自光华日报~

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Deepavali!

Happy Deepavali!
தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
屠妖节快乐!