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Tsunami Boat House Becomes God's Warning In Aceh's Tourism

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Tsunami Boat House Becomes God's Warning In Aceh's Tourism
BANDA ACEH - The Boat House, an Aceh tsunami monument located in Lampulo Village, Banda Aceh, has become a God's Warning site for Visit Banda Aceh 2011, Antara news agency reported.

The monument which sits on a house serves proof of the devastating tsunami which struck Aceh on December 26, 2004.

"The tsunami site serves as God's Warning in tourism as by looking at it people will become aware of God's unlimited power," Banda Aceh Deputy Mayor Illiza Saaduddin Jamal said here during inaugural ceremony of the tourism icon and at the same time commemorating the tsunami disaster here on Sunday.

At the monument, there is an inscription in three different languages, Indonesian, Acehnese, and English, which described how the boat saved 59 people during the tsunami.

There is also a banner which shows 59 tsunami survivors who climbed on the boat after the tsunami hit the Aceh coast.

The owner of the house, Abasiah ,said he survived after climbing on the boat when it floated toward him.
"I climbed on the boat in which 59 people were already in it," he said.

"When the boat stopped drifting, I noticed that it was perched on top of my house," he said.

The Lampulo Village chief Alta Zaini said residents of Lampulo are prepared to make a success of the tourist programme by serving and guiding visiting tourists.

Alta also asked every member of the tsunami victim to learn a lesson from the disaster, and free themselves from their grief.

The God's warning tourism object is also expected to become a place for contemplation and economic improvement of the local residents.

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Visit Malaysia Travel Guide: A Famosa Resort Melaka

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A Farmosa Resort Melaka is in Alor Gajah, Melaka which is 120 kilometres about 2.5 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. A Farmosa Resort Melaka is also a name of a resort in Melaka ( A Farmosa Resort). Many people go there during weekends. When you stay there, you can go the water theme park, safari zoo, animal shows and entertainment. It is very suitable for family outting. You can check the room and entrance prices in their website.

A Famosa Resort Melaka at day time is the resort is a nice place to go if you are going with a lot and a lot of people. They have the water world and is the largest water theme park in Malaysia. They have good golf resort too. Night time at the resort is marvellous, specifically at the Cowboy Town with Night Parades and Water Theme Park. Have red indian show, cowboy dance and riding the horses. They have funfair inside and you could watch the show which ends with fire crackers show.

I enjoyed it very much. Feel free to join in with the dance with the performers. really would suggest you to go and if you have kids, they would certainly enjoy the animals and clowns.

The food are kind expensive there but its good. If you have package hotel, you will get breakfast free. But for Muslim, they not have HALAL café for lunch or dinner. You can outgoing to restaurant near A Famosa Resort or Melaka City. Read More..

Sunway Lagoon Wild Animal


Wildlife Interactive Zoo
Give feed, sit and talk to some of furry and scaly locals.
Take a step on the wild side at Malaysia's first fully interactive animal themed attraction.
Come and enjoy, face-to-face with Civets, Binturongs, Hornbills, Kites, Eagles, Gibbons, Pythons, Peacocks, Pheasants, Squirrel Monkeys, Macaws, Cockatoos, Rabbit, Horse and other domestic animals.
Watch the talented birds perform tricks, pose with the python and pet the guinea pigs and rabbits at the petting enclosure. Learn more about animals and their natural habitats and the delicate nature of the earth's eco-system through these unique hands on approach taken to enrich young minds.
This Zoo Sunway are open on Saturday and Sunday at 10am until 6pm. Close on Tuesday except during Malaysia School and Public Holiday. The rules here, you must use wristband (get when you paid) just for one time entry only.
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Mee Udang Sungai Dua

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THE mee udang arrived, hot. Heaped over the yellow noodles were six fat, fresh-looking prawns with heads bigger than my thumb. The dish was a lovely contrast of colours and flavours — the sweet, juicy and crunchy prawns in their fiery-red shells, the sting of chopped green and red chillies and the softness of thinly sliced beef. Then there were coarsely cut fried tofu, prawn fritters (cucur udang), slices of hard-boiled egg, bean sprouts and fried brown onions. It was an utterly wonderful heap of mess in spicy sweet gravy. My family and I were enjoying this rich noodle dish while happily observing the other patrons of this stall at Sungai Dua tucking into their noodles. Mee udang Sungai Dua is famous… why, you can even google it on the Internet. Sungai Dua is in Seberang Perai and for those who don’t know it, Seberang Perai is in Penang. No, it’s not on the island proper. It’s across (seberang) the sea on the mainland side.

I Not Stupid It was a “so good” experience… taking spoonful after spoonful of the mushy mess and stopping to peel the shells of the prawns, biting into their sweet flesh and sucking the good stuff out of their “heads”. As I sucked the heads, I suffered a small flash of guilt as I remembered my late mother telling me that “if you eat otak udang, you’ll be stupid!” Oh well, I had three more prawn heads to “suck”, so never mind the saying… I even gnawed on the prawn shells which oozed with sweet juice. Every now and then, I stopped to take a tissue to wipe the sweat from my face. The heat that afternoon was smothering. And when I chewed on the chillies, I could feel my face burning even more.

Foodies Paradise Just across the street was a picture of relative coolness. The green of the padi fields seemed to merge with the bright blue sky in the distance. Sungai Dua is within the northern area’s rice belt. Just off the road are the padi fields — a contrasting scene to the busy narrow main road leading to town. At certain stretches, you can see on both sides of the road stalls with signboards proclaiming their specialties: Mee udang Sungai Dua, mee rebus Sungai Dua and char kuay teow Sungai Dua. It’s a paradise for foodies, off the beaten path. Prawns thrive in the rivers in Seberang Perai. Mee udang stall owners mostly get their supply from Sungai Dua, Kuala Sungai Muda and Sungai Bakap. Sungai Dua is slowly but surely coming out of the shadows of Penang island and its mee udang can take pride of place among other popular Penang food like nasi kandar, asam laksa and rojak.

The Real Thing We had the mee udang at Mak Ani Mee Rebus Medan Selera. It opened about a year ago and is considered a new player on the block. Just about a hundred paces away across the road from the Medan Selera is Aziz Mee Pak Ngah Sg Dua, with a large sign that screams “Warisan Yg Sebenar” (the real heritage). In other words, it says “don’t go anywhere else, you get the real thing here”! Well, if you talk to any of the stall owners, they’ll tell you that their mee udang is based on the original Sungai Dua prawn mee recipe, but ask them for the details, especially what goes into the gravy and no one is telling. The most famous prawn mee restaurant in Sungai Dua is Selera Sri Tambang Restaurant, situated by the banks of Sungai Dua near an old floating bridge. Locals call it titi timbul. The owners have been whipping out the dish for about 20 years. A friend says its mee udang galah (giant prawn mee) pulls in the crowd. Most customers down the tasty dish with a cool drink of fresh coconut water. I’ve yet to go to Selera Sri Tambang Restaurant. But the way my friend raves about it is enough reason to detour from Butterworth the next time I travel up north.

How Much The mee udang is pure pleasure at just RM10 per plate (depending on the number and size of prawns). Udang galah is sold by weight (about RM7 per 100g). My family order for 1 bowl (6 persons) at RM60.00.

How To Get There From Butterworth, take the PLUS North-South Expressway heading towards Alor Setar. Exit at the Sungai Dua toll plaza located about 5kms from Butterworth town centre. From the toll plaza, it may be hard to find your way to Sungai Dua as there are no proper signages. Stop and ask locals. They should be able to help you. Most stalls open from 7am to midnight. However, the prawn mee is ready at different times. Just to be sure, plan to arrive there by noon.
Article by Putri Zanina
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Langkawi Island, Malaysia

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The Langkawi archipelago is a cluster of 99 islands just off the coast of Kedah, close to Perlis and just south of Thailand. Pulau Langkawi, noted for its legends and beautiful views, is the most developed in the group. It has good beaches, abundant marine life and offers an idyllic retreat from the urban jungle.

A duty-free port, this island of scenic, tranquil landscapes, has become a favorite destination for local and international visitors alike.Langkawi is accessible by ferry from either Kuala Kedah (! hour and 30 minutes) or Kuala Perlis (45 minutes).

Ferries usually leave on the hour from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm. Ferry terminals offer ample parking facilities at just RM23 for adult and RM 17 for children for Kuala Kedah to Langkawi. From Kuala Perlis to Langkawi for adult RM 18. There are daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur which land at Langkawi International Airport. The entire cluster of islands covers an area of 47,850 hectares and is separated from the mainland by the Straits of Malacca. Of the 99 islands in the group, only Pulau Tuba, Pulau Singa, Pulau Dayang Bunting, and Pulau Langkawi are inhabited.

Mainly a padi-growing and fishing region, Pulau Langkawi's residents have diversified into more commercial and tourism-related activities. The main commercial areas are in the towns of Kuah, Padang Maksirat and Padang Lalang.The island of Langkawi is steeped in legend and there are some fascinating stories connected to several tourist attractions.

Visit the Tomb of Mahsuri, the Field of Burnt Rice, the Hot Springs and the Beach of Black Sand. Boat tours are organized to Tasik Dayang Bunting, (Lake of the Pregnant Maiden), Gua Cerita (Cave of Stories) and the Gua Langsir.
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F1 Sepang Grand Prix

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Opening Season of F1 on year 2009 is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This event on 3 to 5 April 2009 on Petronas Sepang Grand Prix. Malaysia have team BMW Sauber to fight in Formula One.

History of Circuit

The state-of-the-art circuit, Sepang International Circuit was officially opened on March 9, 1999 by the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. It was completed in a record of 14 months and with the recognition of its ultramodern facilities, it was given the honour to incorporate the F1 logo in its name.

Situated 85km from Kuala Lumpur city centre, it is accessible via modern North-South Expressway, Railway Links and a network of Highways. Being closely situated to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport makes it an ideal place for world-class international events.
With the length of 5.543 km, the track features 15 turns and 8 straights with access speed of more than 300km/h. the track allows ample opportunities for overtaking, ensuring a suspense and thrills of the race.

Malaysia, however, is not only looking at Sepang International Circuit as only a physical facility for Motorsports. In this place called ‘Home of Motorsports’ lies the aspiration of making Malaysia as the hub for motor racing activities in the region and a catalyst to spark a new beginning of Malaysia’s motorsports.

In all, the track can accommodate up to 130,000 spectators at a time. It can fill up the grand stand with 32,000 spectators at the Main Grand Stand and 18 corporate suites. New Grand Stand K and F, which can fill up another 18,500 spectators facing, turn 1 and 7 respectively.
The 1.3 km length of double frontage grandstand affords a view of the circuit’s longest straight. The grandstand is constructed along the east-west alignment to ensure shade from the sun’s glare at all times.

The heart of the circuit and focal point is the three-storey Pit Building, facing the main grand stand. All the main facilities are housed here 33 Pits, Race Control Room, Time – Keeping Room, Paddock Clubs and management offices.

The administrative block for Sepang F1 Circuit is the Welcome Centre, which also serve as the gateway to the Main Grand Stand. Apart form the offices; it also housed the Sepang Circuit Shoppe, a restaurant and an exhibition hall.

The track is electronically linked through a network of fibre optic cabling system along the track to 27 closed circuit TV cameras, which is centrally monitored at the Race Control Room. Every incident along the 5.543km circuit is recorded by the cameras and will be closely watched by the clerk of the course during events.

Safety is the utmost importance and for that Sepang F1 Circuit has a special block dedicated for its Medical Centre. It is situated next to the Pit Building and during major events; this block will be transformed into a fully equipped mini hospital.
Article from official website MalaysiaGP.
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Welcome To Malaysia

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Selamat Datang... Welcome To Malaysia

Malaysia are truly Asian experience. Three of Asian's Oldest Civilisations are Malay, Chinese and Indian. Malaysia enriched with the indeginous traditions of the Kadazan Dusun, Ibans and other ethnics communities of Sabah and Sarawak.

Experience the country create wonderful and interesting to share for visitor. There are colourful festivals, charming heritage buildings, enchanting islands and beaches as well as ancient rainsforests teeming with fastinating flora and fauna.
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