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No internet so No post   2 comments


No internet so No post

After 2 days without internet, it is back but through my handphone instead. My sincere apologies, folks.

No internet for the paymaster by TM Steamyx – as my son used this for his work so he has priority. The shared Modem/WiFi was re-configurated, along with other things but my computer downstairs was not treated similarly thus was ignored by the TM  Technician. No internet at all and no links for me the one footing the monthly payment. Repairing without total completely repairing so shall I pay next month??? That is a good question, folks.

SP Lim

The nuts which Pulau Pinang (Penang) is named after ..   5 comments


The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after …

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts as seen in our flag.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts as seen in our flag.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the betel or areca nuts as seen in the Coat of Arms.

The nuts which Pulau Pinang is named after .. the areca nuts as seen in the Coat of Arms.

Areca (Mama’an in Meranau people.) is a genus of about 50 species of palms in the family Arecaceae, found in humid tropical forests from China and India, across Southeast Asia to Melanesia. The generic name Areca is derived from a name used locally on the Malabar Coast of India.

Usage

The best-known member of the genus is A. catechu, the areca nut palm.  Several species of areca nuts, known for their bitter and tangy taste, raw or dried, are routinely used for chewing, especially in combination with the leaves of betel and dried leaves of tobacco.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak   7 comments


Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak

The Committee of the Temple Officials of this famous Taoist Temple of the Chinese Dato’ Kong Diety located in Parit Buntar, State of Perak is re-building the old Temple with a new concrete one. These are new ceramic Dragons imported from China, to be used as the roof ornaments of the new Temple.

SP Lim

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

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Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

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Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

Building a new Taoist Temple in Parit Buntar, Perak.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming   Leave a comment


United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade - More Colourful Bears coming.

United Buddy Bears Penang at Esplanade – More Colourful Bears coming.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Seasons – Two instead of Four   9 comments


Day Trip to Ipoh 70D 004Weekly Photo Challenge : Seasons – Two instead of Four

“Last month, my photo challenge — Vibrant — was an attempt to wash away winter’s grayness. This week, let’s embrace the season: share an image that embodies the world or the weather where you live.

The word “seasons” can also describe a period or phase of your life. If this context resonates with you, share an image that expresses the seasonality of life itself or the present season of your life.”

By Jen H.

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Seasons in the Tropics

However in our country near the Earth’s Equator, we have only basically two seasons – sunny and rainy monsoonal seasons. So, no Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter can be experienced here. So, I upload one photograph of umbrellas – symbolic of the use during the hot, sunny weather sheltering us from the heat and sunlight. Umbrellas also equally protect us from the rains.

An important season in Malaysia is the Fruits Season especially for our “King of Fruits” – the thorny Durians, smelly to Westerners and heavenly smells to the local. These fruits are seasonal and come out in abundance in months of late May, June and July of every year. These two photographs showed us most Westerners do not like Durians that “stinks” like the worst cheese but taste sweet or bitter custardly like ice cream dependent on species.

SP Lim

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A map of Malaysia.

My-map

Geography of Malaysia

Continent Asia
Region Southeast Asia
Coordinates 2°30’N 112°30’E
Area Ranked 66th
• Total 330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi)
• Land 99.63%
• Water 0.37%
Coastline 4,675 km (2,905 mi)
Borders Total land borders
2,669 km (1,658 mi)
Thailand:
506 km (314 mi)
Indonesia:
1,782 km (1,107 mi)
Brunei:
281 km (175 mi)
Highest point Mount Kinabalu (4,096 m)
Lowest point Indian Ocean (0 m)
Longest river Rajang River
Largest lake Kenyir Lake

The geography of Malaysia deals with the tropical climate of Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia. There are two distinct parts to this country being Peninsular Malaysia to the west and East Malaysia to the east.

Peninsular Malaysia is located south of Thailand, north of Singapore and east of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. East Malaysia comprises most of the northern part of Borneo and shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.

Seasons

Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016   1 comment


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Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016
Kuala Sepetang, formerly known as Port Weld is located in the State of Perak, Malaysia. This fishing village is near to Taiping and lies to the southern part of Penang Mainland. It is about 1.5 hour away from George Town, Penang Island by bus in our case. This Photo-shooting Outing took place on this Sunday, January 17, 2016 organized by the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP). A total of 21 members and non-member participated and enjoyed this outing though ended prematurely at 3.00 pm due to heavy rains. As the weather was non-conducive for photo-shooting it was decided to cancel part of the shooting at the Charcoal Factory and we boarded the bus and finally reached Penang Island’s Giant Hypermarket at Bayan Lepas at 4.30 pm. Weather in Penang was bright and sunny.

5.00 am : Pick up at Giant Hypermarket, Bayan Baru
5.30 am : Pick up at Auto City Juru
6.30 am : Light Breakfast at Bukit Merah (provided)
7.30 am : Arrive at Eagle Photo shoot site
9.00 am : Fishing Village Photo Shoot (boat ride included)
11.00am : Eagle Feeding Photo Shoot again
12.30pm : River Side Lunch (Provided)
2.30 pm : Charcoal Factory Photo Shoot
5.00 pm : Depart for home.
Member: RM150 Non Member: RM180
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The Eagles are flying high only in the late morning in Kuala Sepetang, Perak. Chopped chicken meat and skin were offered as “food/bait” to these flock of eagles here,
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Posted by SP Lim
Going to bed early as woke up at 3.30 am this Sunday morning. Bye.

Welcome to Penang for the New Year 2016   Leave a comment


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Welcome to Penang for the New Year 2016

Country Malaysia
State Penang
District North-East Penang Island
Founded 1786
Municipality established 1857
Granted city status 1957
Government
• Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Patahiyah Ismail
Area
• City Centre 305.773 km2 (118.060 sq mi)
• Metro 2,740.000 km2 (1,057.920 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.1 ft)
Population (2010)
• City Centre 510,996
• Density 4,299/km2 (11,130/sq mi)
• Metro 2.5 million
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
• Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

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George Town (also less commonly spelt as Georgetown) is the capital and largest city of the state of Penang, Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The inner city has a population of 510,996, while the metropolitan area, also known as the George Town Conurbation, has a combined population of 2.5 million, making it the second largest metropolitan area and the biggest northern metropolis in Malaysia.

The settlement was declared a city in 1957 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2015, Penang island, on which George Town is located, was also awarded city status.

The inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The enclave consists of colonial architecture built during the heyday of British rule over the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore and Malacca), mixed with Chinese shophouses, five foot ways and places of worship of various religions. George Town is awarded the UNESCO listing for its “unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia”.

George Town is also known as Tanjung (“The Cape”) in Malay, Qiáozhì Shì (乔治市) in Chinese and ஜோர்ஜ் டவுன் (Georgetown) in Tamil. Its Malay name is derived from the older name of the town, Tanjung Penaga (“Cape Penaigre”).

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

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Coat of Arms of the Municipal Council of Penang Island

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The Districts of Penang

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Coat of Arms of Penang
Nickname(s): Pearl of the Orient
Motto: Bersatu dan Setia (Malay)
United and Loyal
Let Penang Lead (unofficial)
Anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (“For Our State”)

Extracted from Wikipedia

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Map of Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia is commonly known as Malaya while the eastern part across the sea are States of Sarawak and Sabah.
State of Penang is marked in RED.
Penang Coordinates: 5°24′N 100°14′E

Have a Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year in 2016.

SP Lim

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