Sunday, May 5, 2013

Malaysia Decides

Today is the day, 05052013 Malaysia Decides for a "continuous progress" or "change". A very intense politicking in the country since 2008 election. Anyway whoever win in this election, please accept the result in a peaceful manner.

I did my part at Sekolah Kebangsaan Putra Perdana, Puchong around 12:15pm after waiting slightly more than an hour.  This is my 3rd time carry out the responsibility to elect the government that I want.  The first time in 2004, where I vote at Bandar Tun Razak.  In 2008 also under the parliamentary of Bdr Tun Razak.  End of last year after residing in Nusapatra almost 3yrs l've change my voting place to Parliamentary Sepang and Dun Dengkil.

The voting process went smoothly without any untoward incident.  However I found this year voting to be a bit more interesting due to the atmosphere and issues that we face as a nation. A lot of people queuing waiting for their turn to cast the vote.  Not only in my constituency, others seems to be the same based on feedback from friends all across the country through Facebook.

Can't wait for the result and hopefully after the result is announced we will stop all those politicking and move forward as a beloved Malaysians.

Peace and Progress!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

25th World Gas Conference 2012

The 25th edition of the World Gas Conference 2012 has been concluded.  This editon of the conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Only the second country in Asia to host what the industry terms as the Olympic of the gas industry. With almost 5,000 delegates it was considered as one of the largest ever WGC edition. I am proud to be involved as part of the conference by being the speaker in one of the session.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MGA Prestige 2011


The MGA Prestige 2011 was held at Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur from 17 - 18 December 2011. The program was held for university students with the objective to expose them with the HSE issues. For this edition, the participating universities are UKM, USM, UTeM and InsTeP. Champion for this edition goes to UKM. Congratulations and thank you to all....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Phnom Penh

Its quite a big group. 10 of us exploring the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After touched down at the airport and taking the journey to the hotel, what could I summarize is that the country is quite backward. The development, the road system and the feel make you feel that you are in the 70s. US$ is well accepted, but make sure you have a small notes as its quite hard to find small change. Changed in cents will be converted to Cambodian Riel which is equivalent to around US$1 to 4000 Riel.

We stayed at Holiday Villa, a hotel owned by a Malaysian. The hotel is centrally located. Only 3 minutes walk to the Central Market, famous factory outlet, halal food and other attractions in Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival at the hotel, we started our strolling at the Central Market. The market sold almost everything, cambodian silk, souvenirs, clothes, electronic items, jewellery, gen stones, food and anything everything you just name it. In the afternoon we make a trip to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. This museum is a converted school to a cells during the Pol Pot regime where civilians and those opposed to the Pol Pot were tortured regardless whether you are man, women, child or old folks. What a cruel regime. In the building you can see various pictures that shows how the victims were tortured and also pictures those who are tortured.

After the Toul Sleng Museum we make a move to the Killing Fields. This place is where the killed victims at the Toul Sleng prison are buried. At the area you can see skulls, bones and clothes of the victims are kept in a Khmer architecture building. A short video presentation is also presented to explain on the history of the Killing Field and overall cruelty of Pol Pot Regime.

After the two visits we move to the Royal Palace area, which for me is the most well organised area in the City. Did not explore the Palace complex which seem to be quite large. We just walk and walk to taste the feel of Phnom Penh. The city does not seems to be pedestrian friendly and the air are dusty. At night we walk to the riverside area. Phnom Penh is located at the intersection of Tonle Sap and Mekong River. The riverside area is quite westernised with a lot of western bars lining at the riverside area that cater for tourist. However overall the area need further improvement.

Our next day is filled with shopping at the Russian Market. A market that again sell everything and anything. Buy an antique bowl and some souvenirs. Also this is the place where original branded items for Levi's, Abercrombie, Columbia, Dockers, Polo Ralph Lauren and lots more are sold. All of the items are made in Cambodia and are an overrun from the factory or those that were rejected due to defects. Very cheap in price. Spend most of the time here. Apart form the market, there are lines of shops outside of the market that sold the branded item in a well organised manner. But the price is a bit pricey for US$1 or US$2 compared to inside of the market. But that is what you have to pay for the air conditioning and some premium service. Bought lots of clothes, Levi's, Dockers, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike etc.

However the best place to shop is the factory outlet of WE Xport. There are 4 branches in Phnom Penh, 2 at the Russian market area, one near the Monivong Boulevard, just 3 mins walk from Holiday Villa and the largest at Shihanouk Boulevard opposite Lucky Supermarket. This is the place that we visited on our last day in Phnom Penh apart from the Central & Russian Market, doing last minutes shopping.

Overall I enjoyed the trip, with lots of things to bring home. If happen I am visiting Cambodia again, what I will do is to start with Siam Reap, visit the Angkor Wat then heading south to Phnom Penh for shopping.

Adios !!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

GMSB Amazing Hunt 2011

Alhamdulillah ... the hunt had concluded successfully. Although there are things that I think can be further improve, but overall the feedback is quite encouraging.

Well the Amazing Hunt 2011 is the second treasure hunt that I organised under GMSB Sports &; Recreational Club. Compared to last year, this year event is more challenging in view of more cars and people involved and participating. 50 cars and 240 pax is more than double from what I organised last year. In addition, with all the logistics from the land transport to the sea transport and the island transport, frankly speaking it really make me exhausted.

Luckily I am assisted by 3 good and committed gentleman that always ready to help and support although they know its not easy working with me. Thank you Zul, Faiz & Irwan.

The weather is also on our side, all participants are well behaved. That's really make my day and at the end of the event brings me satisfaction.

Well that's on the organisation of the hunt. On my participation, overall not doing quite well. Didn't manage to be in the top ten. Frankly speaking not really in the mood to answer most of the questions for this hunt. Not because of the hunt trail is not interesting, but maybe more towards my worries on the hunt organisation.

Anyway still having fun and from the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone that support the program especially to our COO, Sports Club President, my dear committee members, Sports Club Office Bearer 2011 and lastly to all participating participants (GMSB Personnel, their spouse and children).

Thank you so much :)