WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy 53rd Merdeka Malaysia !






Language is a funny thing. It allows you the privilege to consider new ideas based upon the structural formulations of that languages' grammar and words construction and it also allows some individuals minds to be limited or expanded by the words and language within which the concepts resides and is used. 

Many men and women of note (or those who wants to be noted) with great ideas often tabulate and present their ideas upon the unsuspecting masses as a new ideology using the gift of language and explain it away using the emotional attachments/ linkage words and structure to give the ideas and concepts weight and gravity.

As a simple example,the area where the most striking evidence for the influence of language on  patterns of thought is the language of describing space to another person — how we describe the orientation of the world around us. Suppose you want to give someone directions to get to your house. You might say: “After the traffic lights, take the first left, then the second right, and then you’ll see a white house in front of you. Our door is on the right.” But in theory, you could also say: “After the traffic lights, drive north, and then on the second crossing drive east, and you’ll see a white house directly to the east. Ours is the southern door.” 
These two sets of directions may describe the same route, but they rely on different systems of coordinates.
The first uses egocentric coordinates, which depend on our own bodies: a left-right axis and a front-back axis relative to it. 
The second system uses fixed geographic directions, which do not rotate with us wherever we turn.

In my life and experiences, the dreams I have are in this language you are now reading although my mother tongue should be Chinese and Tamil (Father's side); and ideally the 13 years of National School tutelage should nationally make it be Malay, but somehow or rather it stuck on me that I should find expression best in this language.

How that differentiates me in thinking and thus manner from the usual brethren of my country is often a predicament that over the years has crossed both sides of the emotive chart as people I encounter often peg me in their respective minds as either one of them or not one of them which often results in ridiculous situations arising out of these assumptions.
Now imagine in a country of 26 million different people and beliefs with different levels of language usage and understanding how this reactions can/would inflame the fragile ego's of the various individuals and communities; though nonetheless,  on a different outlook,this represents (to me at least) the remarkable adaptability and forgiving nature of our sociological  make up and structure whereby the not familiar is still accepted and allowed to grow & prosper in peace !


Left unchecked though, once these fears are entertained, and is fueled by the various egregious  actions and reactions, over time, the subliminal parochial language patterns (name calling, racial slurs,etc) and it's connotations of these various communities fears would have imposed on impressionable young minds, either by society or parents; a unreasonable view of their own individual & immediate woes and problems which would be later tinged with a racial platform.
Eventually these little observed intolerances would lead those with a different mother tongue to see the animated world through lenses tinted with associations and emotional responses that are always racially conceived. 


These would gradually grow into differences of opinion when the two separated worlds of either Tamil,Chinese,Malay & English language speaker later meet and engage with each other. 
Which makes the current peace and stability this country has preserved, practices and makes customary amongst its people of all races, customs and religion; all the more precious, remarkable and worthwhile to cherish after.

Even though our country’s individual; cultural and ideological  stances are many and could often grate the others in ways we cannot always identify; Malaysians  as a whole have accept this difference as part and parcel of our culture within this country.

This heritage of our fore fathers are the cultural and sociological treasures that we must never unlearn nor choose to disregard, for we do it at the peril of ourselves and of our loved ones future.
  
Happy  53rd Merdeka Malaysia !

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quayside Cafe & Seafood Restaurant – Makan @ Melaka River Side














For More info and booking Please Call:
Quayside Café & Seafood Restaurant,
No 4, Quayside Heritage Centre
Tel : 06-2816598.
Fax : 06-2820597
quayside map


Melaka gets 4.89 mil tourists as of June

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 12:36:00
MELAKA: A total of 4.89 million tourists, 21 per cent of them from abroad, visited Melaka as of June this year, said state Tourism, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Seet Har Cheow.
He said the figure was encouraging in the state's endeavour to achieve its target of getting 8.2 tourists by the end of this year compared to 8.9 million last year, of which 18 per cent from abroad.
He said most of foreign tourists, who visited Melaka, were from Singapore, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Tourist arrivals in Melaka will increase dramatically if there are more direct flights between Melaka and other countries, he said, adding that the state government was holding discussions with Chinese and Thai authorities on the proposed direct flights between Melaka and Nanjing and Melaka and Hadyai.
He said the upgrading work of refuelling facilities at the Melaka International Airport would be completed in December to enable it to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft such as Boeing 737.
The upgraded airport will be a catalyst to the Melaka tourism industry, he told reporters after delivering a speech before the breaking of fast with the media and orphanages organised the Melaka chapter of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents in Ayer Keroh here last night.
On anti-Malaysia protests in Jakarta, he said it had not affected tourist arrivals from Indonesia and Malaysians visiting the republic from the state.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ramadhan Feast for the Senses in Hotel Seri Malaysia,Melaka

Seri Malaysia Hotel is a gem of a resort located just before the main arch welcoming you into Melaka city in Ayer Keroh, right after you leave the toll from the North -South Highway.It is fronting the main road and is a hidden pearl that many non muslim locals might not know and don’t even think of going if nobody introduce you to  the fact that the serene atmosphere  & food here is nice and soothing. Very relaxing & welcoming.


The Jonker Cafe is their main F& B outlet and the food is authentic Malay cuisine, especially this Ramadhan month when the cream de la cream of feasts are offered to the salivating public by the Hotel.
 Everything from the special Gulai Kawah to the Bubur Lambuk; the Nasi Minyak berlauk Ayam; Satay Kambing/Ayam; Kerang Bakar; Roasted Lamb on the spit; Murtabak Kambing/Ayam;Yong Tau Fu Goreng; Kway Teow Goreng, fried with garlic powder, and all manner & types of salad and spices and dipping including the lovely belacan and cincaluk mixed dips of several varieties which definitely is an added flavor to the dishes on offer.



In a nutshell,  Seri Malaysia Hotel  is a haven where the food is very scrumptious and the ambiance relaxing and comfortable.
With your selection and food in hand and good company in your table, a total feeling of joy is experienced here, nestled within the shady gaily de- lighted trees and beautiful landscapes; buoyed by the melodious songs of the Ghazal Band that is specially prepared for your comfort and listening pleasure.




My guests and I found the service here to be fun, friendly and definitely up to mark. I will definitely be returning for my second visit for the Buffet Ramadhan with my friends.










The stupendous and colorful display on the dessert train was an eye opener that must not be missed as many of the selection on display here are authentic malay kueh's that we hardly get to see often now.


All in all, the buffet is value for money and the special treatment given by the staff will make you happy with this delightful malacca property !








Two Thumbs up !!

Malacca WonderLand Theme Park









We welcome all visitors !
To contact us for matters relating to Melaka Wonderland.
Pls liase with :
Head of Sales &Marketing Communications

Melaka Wonderland Sdn Bhd (838120-U)
T:  +606-231 3333
F:  +606 -231 3339

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gunabalan's Grouses

THERE IS A WIDE SPREAD AND GROWING CONFUSION IN THE JOB MARKETS
NOW-A-DAYS ON THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SERVICE AND BEING SUBMISSIVE.

his malaise unfortunately crosses the border on both sides of the chart. There are those in the service
 industry who do not know how to serve or what true service means and there are employers on the 
other side of the chart who think servility is another word for service.
Both parties seem to misunderstand that service and servility are two different animals altogether.  
On the side of the sour puss service providers the often stated defenses are long hour work weeks, 
loss of sleep, highly stressed situations, incessant gossiping by colleagues, low self-esteem, and on
 the side of the employing offenders are the low value added quality of workers today!
What both sides seems to want is simple:
Respect (from the bosses and customer) and Ethical Behavior (from the employee and customers).
What both side seem to deliver and get is the opposite.

Many seem to demand for what they think they deserve without due consideration of their own
 situation and job placements.This is simply the wrong people doing the wrong jobs. 

People! Wake up. If you're unhappy with your job, do something about it.
Take affirmative action. Get new training, change your job, change your wife/husband; 
but for God's sake stop sulking and showing your sorry excuse for service and serving
on the unsuspecting public!
And bosses too, need to grow up.
Top-class talent working in the service or knowledge and creative economy needs their
 freedom, pride, and respect to do their best work. Don't expect to pay peanuts and not
 expect monkeys as your workers, ya?

People will always work their asses off when the boss is a true gentleman BUT
they will do their best to screw you if you screw with them first. 
Not everybody is a pussy.

In Malaysia today, the youths and the general work force come with higher expectations
from life and a lower tolerance threshold. It will be increasingly difficult to get, train and keep
good people to work in service businesses. This will consequently raise the general cost of 
doing business. Trained, effective service personnel within the individual service providing companies
has always been what separated the wheat from the chaff in the hospitality & service industry.
This jobs requires special gifts by trained people.
Understanding the client's needs - stated, implied, or anticipated - and delighting them with
 appropriate responses is where, some may argue, genuine business value is created.
Ultimately, this is what will attract the customer to return…. Service beyond expectation

Monday, August 23, 2010

Melaka Mahkota Medical Merdeka Promotion

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Straits Meridian Hotel (Tel:06-2841166) Ramadhan Al-Mubarak Buffet










Straits Meridian Hotel
Bukit Baru, Melaka 
















The Straits Meridien Hotel's Ramadhan Al-Mubarak Buffet is where a variety of local cuisine are made available for your gastronomical pleasure. 



There are over 100 Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes, and the Ramadhan Buffet also comes equipped with a myriad of fish (selar, keli,kembung) to be selected for grilling. The daily special includes satay, teh and Nescafe tarik, in addition to 6 flavours of ice cream. For a taste of sumptuous local malaysian dishes head on to the St.Meridian Hotel for delectable home cooking Nyonya Kampung style :)










Address: 1, Jalan Malinja, Taman Malinja, Bukit Baru, 75150, Melaka
Phone: 06-2841166

Fax:06-2830030

Website:http://www.straitsmeridian.com.my/




Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holiday Inn Ramadhan"Buka Puasa" Buffet promotion

Contact person :

Samantha Lai
Assistant Marketing Communications Manager

Main Line: +60 6 285 9000
Direct Line: +60 6 285 9193
Fax: +60 6 285 9108

Holiday Inn Melaka
Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia

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Web-Panel jul 2010
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Senarai Hotel dengan Sijil Halal (Jakim) Melaka Darul Azim





SENARAI HOTEL & RESORT YANG MENDAPAT SIJIL HALAL MALAYSIA (JAKIM)
[SIJIL MASIH SAH]
Bil
Nama Hotel @ Resort
[ Nama Premis/Dapur ]
Tarikh Sah Sijil



SENARAI HOTEL & RESORT YANG MENDAPAT SIJIL HALAL JAIN / MAIN / HDC
[BAGI MELAKA DARUL AZIM]
Bil
Nama Hotel @ Resort
[ Nama Premis/Dapur ]
Tarikh Sah Sijil


1. 
AMZ RESORT (MELAKA) SDN. BHD. 
LEBUH AYER KEROH
75450 AYER KEROH
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
23/09/2010


Sijil Aktif



2. 
A’ FAMOSA GOLF RESORT BERHAD
JALAN KEMUS, SIMPANG EMPAT
78000 ALOR GAJAH
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
23/09/2010


Sijil Aktif



3. 
BAYVIEW HOTEL MELAKA
JALAN BENDAHARA
75100 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
16/07/2011


Sijil Aktif



4. 
EVERLY RESORT HOTEL MALACCA 
10 KM, JALAN TANJUNG KLING
76400 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
14/02/2011


Sijil Aktif



5. 
HOLIDAY INN MELAKA
12, JALAN SYED ABDUL AZIZ
75000 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
23/09/2010


Sijil Aktif



6. 
HOTEL EQUATORIAL MELAKA 
JALAN BANDAR HILIR
75000 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
11/01/2011


Sijil Aktif



7. 
HOTEL GRAND CONTINENTAL MELAKA
NO. 20 JALAN TUN SRI LANANG
75100 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
26/09/2011


Sijil Aktif



8. 
HOTEL ORKID MELAKA
ESSENTIAL ASSETS SDN. BHD.
138, JALAN BENDAHARA
75100 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
30/11/2010


Sijil Aktif



9. 
HOTEL PURI MELAKA
118, JALAN TUN TAN CHENG LOCK
75200 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
26/10/2011


Sijil Aktif



10. 
HOTEL SERI COSTA SDN. BHD.
JALAN PM 8
PLAZA MAHKOTA
75000 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
30/11/2010


Sijil Aktif



11. 
HOTEL SERI MALAYSIA MELAKA
LEBUH AYER KEROH
75450 AYER KEROH
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
21/07/2012


Sijil Aktif



12. 
HOTEL STRAITS MERIDIAN
NO. 1, JALAN MALINJA
TAMAN MALINJA, BUKIT BARU
75150 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
30/11/2010


Sijil Aktif



13. 
ISMAH BEACH RESORT
PANTAI PADANG KEMUNTING
78300 MASJID TANAH
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
16/07/2011


Sijil Aktif



14. 
KINGS HOTEL MELAKA
NO. 30, LEBUH AYER KEROH
75450 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
17/03/2012


Sijil Aktif



15. 
MAHKOTA HOTEL MELAKA
NO. 16, JALAN SYED ABDUL AZIZ
75000 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
04/05/2011


Sijil Aktif



16. 
PUTERI RESORT AYER KEROH MELAKA
JALAN PUTERI 1, AYER KEROH
75450 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
17/03/2011


Sijil Aktif



17. 
QUEENSPARK HOTEL
NO. 43, 45, 47, JALAN TMR 24
TAMAN MELAKA RAYA
75000 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
04/05/2011


Sijil Aktif



18. 
SHAH BEACH RESORT
9 KM, JALAN TANJUNG KLING
TANJUNG KLING
76400 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM

Nama Premis / Dapur :
Sah Sehingga
27/05/2011


Sijil Aktif



19. 
THE EMPEROR HOTEL MELAKA 
123, JLN MUNSYI ABDULLAH
75100 MELAKA
MELAKA DARUL AZIM


Sah Sehingga
09/11/2010


Sijil Aktif

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