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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rare crab re-appears in Malacca

Tuesday September 27, 2011
By R.S.N. MURALI 

MALACCA: The re-appearance of a rare species of crab along the shores here has caused a stir among the people, especially Christians, due to a cross-like mark on its shell.
The crustacean, with the scientific name Charybdisferiatus, is a species of Malacostraca and is mainly found in Malaysian and Indonesian waters.
It was reportedly last seen in the Straits of Malacca in the 1960s.

Sparking frenzy: A fisherman holding the rare crab (left) next to a normal crab. The rare crab was reportedly last seen in the Straits of Malacca in the 1960s.
The species is different from another commonly found species in the state and which also has a cross on its shell.
A fisherman from Tengkera here hauled a dozen of these crabs on Sunday, sparking a frenzy among locals who rushed to buy the crabs.
The fisherman, who only wanted to be known as Man, 65, said the crabs were considered scarce.
He claimed that the crab was last caught in small numbers in the late 1960s.
“Only minimal quantities of the crabs were caught. Many locals don't buy them to eat, but to preserve the shell as it's considered sacred,” Man said.
State Rural Development and Agriculture Committee chairman Datuk R. Perumal said the state would ask the Fisheries Department to record and monitor the landings of the rare crab.
“We may conserve the crab by breeding it,” he added.
A marine biologist, who declined to be named, said the crabs became rare after rapid development along the state coastline led to the deterioration of the mangrove swamps where the crabs thrived.
Legend has it that Saint Francis Xavier was sailing to Malacca from an Indonesian island sometime in the 16th Century when he was caught in a storm in the Straits of Malacca.
He then dipped his crucifix into the sea and prayed to God to calm the raging storm.
However, the crucifix slipped from his grip and fell into the sea. He prayed that he could get it back.
When he reached the shores of Malacca safely, St Francis saw a crab crawling on the beach and clutching the same crucifix between its claws.
Surprised, St Francis knelt down and recovered his crucifix.
He blessed the crab and the sign of a cross then appeared on its back




The Executive Council members of the Malacca Tourism Association were recently invited to attend to her duties as members of the National Tourism Council Malaysia (NTCM) during their Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur on 30th. June 2011.


The National Tourism Council Malaysia (NTCM) whose membership comprises of the various tourism associations in Malaysia,  is a Tourism council body that works closely with the government on matters relating to tourism development and promotion. 

Acting as a national body and representing the key industry stakeholders from the private sector, the Council plays a significant and meaningful role in supporting Malaysia's tourism objectives.

NTCM acting as an enabler, often does its part also by organizing projects and events including seminars and conferences to enhance the growth of the industry and in particular to promote domestic tourism.

NTCM currently headed by the affable Y.Bhg Dato’ Shamsul Falak b Tan Sri Kadir 
( also President  of KLTA),  greeted warmly the Melaka delegation headed by 
Pn. Madelina Kuah, Datuk Seet Tiang Chye (PP) & and Mr. Simon Bonaventura .

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


"Good News, everyone!

Latest update from this morning MTA/Menara/SFA

first collaborative Treasure Hunt Meeting, 

it is  confirmed 27 teams are participating in this event.

Expect last minute registration to surpass 30 teams."


Below is a newspaper clipping from Melaka Hari Ini:
The steering committee of this Treasure Hunt was hard at work these past few weeks soliciting advertising and sponsorship assistance from the corporations and companies involved. Due to their consistent hard work and persistent, this Hunt is all set to vow the participants with enough goodies and give away for the amount charged per person.

Congratulations to the steering committee co- headed by Pn Madelina Kuah. With 27 teams confirmed and an excess of prizes and gift hampers available, it looks very promising and exciting venture for all the people involved. En. Nazry, the Menara CEO even threw in a full buffet lunch for all the participating teams and officials with give away Tee's and goody bags  supported by MTA; so that everyone goes back happy ! 


As this will be the first SFA / Corporate companies Treasure Hunt many in the Alumni's are still unsure on how to support the process but with the professional assistance of the others I am very sure this form of joint cooperation and venture will bring more benefit to the  S.F.Alumni in the future.
May these colloborative efforts be more and our success grander in the future,ya !

Hari Raya Open House Invite


                                                        All  Malacca TA Members 

Re: Majlis Rumah Terbuka “1 Malaysia Aidilfitri Merdeka 2011” On 23-9-2011
     (Friday) from 2.30pm- 6.00 pm At Jalan Kota, (Beside Memorial Kemerdekaan),
     Banda Hilir, Melaka


We refer to the letter from Tourism Malaysia Melaka on the above subject and they would like to extend invitation to all members to the Open House 
“1 Malaysia Aidilfitri Merdeka 2011”
on 23-9-2011 
from 2.30pm -6.00 pm 
At Jalan Kota, Banda Hilir, Melaka.  

(Beside Memorial Kemerdekaan). A copy of their letter is enclosed for your information.

Those interested, kindly revert your attendance directly to them by 22 Sept 2011.

Thank you .

Regards,

Madelina Kuah, BCM,BKT,PJK
President
Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Melaka

 
c.c. En. Jeffri Munir, Director



      Tourism Malaysia Melaka



Bernama Southern Region News

September 16, 2011 20:38 PM
Hong Kong Investors Looking At Tourism Prospects In Melaka
MELAKA, Sept 16 (Bernama) -- Investors in Hong Kong are considering a joint endeavour in tourism with the Melaka government under the 'Malaysia My Second Home' programme.

A Hong Kong-based property development company, Far East Consortium International Ltd, has already expressed interest in such a venture.

Its chief executive officer, Tan Sri David Chiu, said today that the state had the potential to be a leading tourism centre.
"Melaka has a balanced and excellent social life with its public and tourism facilities," he told reporters after calling on Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam at Seri Bendahara in Ayer Keroh here.

Also present was Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Chui said that Melaka boasted distinctive cultural features and a heritage attractive to tourists.

Dr Ng said that her ministry had set aside RM103 million under the 10th Malaysia Plan to help Melaka develop its tourism sector.

She noted that Melaka drew more than 11 million visitors yearly, and was sure the number would increase with a joint venture with Hong Kong investors.

Monday, September 19, 2011


APM Press Release


Final Countdown for Melaka Tourism Awards 2010 / 2011
(Anugerah Pelancongan Melaka )

The final countdown is on for tourism businesses in the beautiful State of Melaka to enter and be recognized with the Bi- Annual Melaka Tourism Awards.

All Cafe's; Hotels; Restaurants; Tourism Attractions, and other Tourism related service providers have another opportunity this year (end) to get their businesses recognized and awarded by their Industry peers.

This grand effort is lead by The Malacca Tourism Association (MTA) with the indulgence and guidance of the Melaka State Tourism Bodies towards raising the tourism profile of associated tourism sectors responsible for driving the region’s tourism business here in Melaka.

Designed to recognize and reward the tourism players here, these awards are open to businesses in all the 12 sub sectors within the Industry. A total of 23 award categories spanning all areas of the industry’s growing visitor economy and include Appreciation Awards for Lead Government Agencies, & Special Tourism Award for Outstanding Individual Effort (Tokoh Pelancongan Melaka); Awards for Large and Small Hotels, Visitor Attractions and Awards for Excellence in Tourist Guiding which is aimed at those services and sectors that are working hard to maximize their positive impact on the increase in tourism activity within Melaka.

Mdm Madelina Kuah, MTA’s Organizing Chair for The Anugerah Pelancongan Negeri Melaka is encouraging businesses to gain recognition for their work.

“This awards are given out irrespective whether you are a MTA member or not. If you are delivering excellence you shouldn’t be shy to shout about it. These awards are all about recognizing the growing quality of tourism in the State of Melaka and rewarding those who, by going the extra mile, are providing a high quality benchmark to which all can aspire. This independent recognition of quality the Anugerah Pelancongan Melaka give which is evaluated by Tourism Industry leaders provides an excellent marketing platform from which to secure even greater success.”

Businesses will find out who has been crowned and recognized by the awards judges at a glittering ceremony in year's end,  which will be graced by The Governor and Chief Minister of Melaka. 

These winners will then have the chance to be forwarded to the National Level awards, where they will go head to head with winners from all over Malaysia

Businesses interested in self submission for the Anugerah Pelancongan Negeri Melaka should contact the Malacca Tourism Association at:

MTA: 06 2848234
Mdm Madelina Kuah: 019 6657221
En. Saari Basiron: 017 6057466


Award categories for the 2011 Anugerah Pelancongan Negeri Melaka are:

Hotel 5 Bintang Terbaik
Hotel 4 Bintang Terbaik
Hotel 3 Bintang Terbaik
Hotel 2 Bintang & Bajet Terbaik
Resort dan Chalet Terbaik
Pengusaha HomeStay Terbaik
Pengalaman Membeli – Belah Terbaik
Produk/Tarikan Pelancongan Terbaik :
- Rumah Tradisional
- Agro- Tourism
- Health-Tourism
- Tempat Rekreasi
- Muzium / Gallery.
Restoran Terbaik :
- Masakan Melayu
- Masakan Cina
- Masakan India
- Masakan Peranakan
- Café / Bistro
- Hotel Outlet
- Anugerah “Best of the Best”
Perkhidmatan Pemandu Pelancong Terbaik
12 Sub Sektor Pelancongan Terbaik (Excellence Awards)
Anugerah Khas (Tokoh Pelancongan Melaka)
Anugerah keseluruhan 10 Sub Sektor Terbaik.

That is all for now,Folks!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

PERSATUAN SAHABAT MUZIUM MELAKA
(Friends of Melaka Museum)
Perbadanan Muzium Melaka
Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka

Telefon 06-2826526  Fax 06-2826745

Kepada:-

Ahli-Ahli MTA


Tuan / Puan,
KURSUS ASAS BAHASA ISYARAT MALAYSIA (BIM).
Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka (PSMM) atau Friends of Melaka Museum (FOMM), akan mengadakan Kursus Asas Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia (BIM) seperti berikut –

          Bertempat    : Dewan PERZIM Melaka.
          Waktu                   : 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm.
          Tarikh                   : 28hb September 2011 / Rabu.
                                05hb Oktober 2011 / Rabu.
                                12hb Oktober 2011 / Rabu.
                                18hb Oktober 2011 / Rabu.

Bahasa isyarat ialah bahasa yang digunakan oleh orang pekak untuk berkomunikasi secara visual antara satu sama lain. Kursus yang kami anjurkan terbuka kepada ahli PSMM/FOMM, dan juga orangramai yang berminat. Kursus ini berguna kepada frontliners yang besar kemungkinan akan berdepan dengan pelanggan atau pelancong yang cacat pengdengaran.

Pada akhir kursus, sijil penyertaan akan diberi pada para peserta.

Yuran penyertaan adalah RM100.00 seorang.
Jika anda berminat untuk menyertai kursus ini, sila penuhkan borang yang dilampirkan. Jika perlu borang tambahan, sila photocopy.

Borang yang lengkap diisi, beserta dengan wang penyertaan hendaklah dihantar kepada Setiausaha, Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka pada atau sebelum hari Jumaat, 23hb September, 2011.

Jikaada sebarang pertanyaan, harap menghubungi Puan Aryati Arshad @ 012-3894214 atau 06-2812886 ATAU Puan Norjuliana Md Ali @ 06-2812886.

Sekian sahaja dimaklumkan.

Yang benar,
SHAUKANI ABBAS
(HAJI SHAUKANI ABBAS),
Yang di Pertua,
Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka.
HP 012-6120618.                                                 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MTA Adventure Walk Fun Hunt 2011

MTA Adventure Walk Fun Hunt 2011 On 24 September 2011 ( Saturday)  At 8.00 A.M. At Menara Taming Sari, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka

“Greetings from  Malacca Tourism Association (MTA), Menara Taming Sari, Straits Meridian Hotel, St.Francis  Association (SFA) and Historical Melaka !”.

MTA is taking the initiatives to promote the Historical sites in Melaka with this fun walk- MTA Adventure Walk Fun Hunt 2011 with  the co-sponsors as recognized by their respective logos and our objectives, terms and conditions clearly mentioned in the attached entry forms.

All are invited to participate in this event to be held on 24 September 2011 (Saturday)  At 8.00 A.M. At Menara Taming Sari, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka with the Entry Fee per team is RM100.00 nett cash only ( min 2 pax max 4 pax ) and kindly pay to Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Melaka bank account: MBB 504085117726. Have fun and also take away vouchers worth RM400/- as per below:-

1) Tickets to Menara Taming Sari (Tower)
2) Buffet Lunch Voucher each
3) Treasure Hunt Entry ;

Prizes to be won as listed in the entry form:-
1st Prize @ RM500/- CASH    (Total worth @ RM500 + RM2,200/- in kind)  
2nd Prize @ RM300/- CASH   (Total worth @ RM300/- + RM1000/- in kind)
3rd Prize @ RM200/- CASH    (Total worth @ RM200/- + RM750/- in kind)
4th Prize                                (Total worth @ RM600/- in kind)
5th Prize                                (Total worth @ RM500/- in kind)


Time of Registration                      : 8.00 am (1st come 1st ride basis @ )MTA Registration Booth (c/o Menara Taming Sari)
Time of Briefing                              : 8.45 am
Flag off                                             : 9.00 am
End of Hunt                                     : 11.30 am
Lunch Time                                      : Till 1.00 pm
Result & Prize Giving             : 1.00 pm


We would appreciate if you could confirm with your payment by email :mtamkz@hotmail.com or fax at 06-2818408 on or before 19 September 2011.Contact person, Miss Cheong at  tel. no.06-2848234 or handphone no. 017-6813901 or contact me at  019-665 7221.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated and will certainly add to the success of this event.
Thank you.
Regards,

Madelina Kuah, BCM,BKT,PJK
President
Persatuan Pelancongan Negeri Melaka
199A, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
Tel: 06-2848234         Fax:06-2818408
Email:mtamkz@hotmail.com




Monday, September 5, 2011

Reading Body Language



  We may give ourselves away if gestures are not recognised and often overlooked. 



As we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world, yet when conversing face-to-face, it's not only speech we verbalize that matters. Body language is truly a language of its own. We all have quirks and habits that are uniquely our own. What does your body language say about you? And what can you learn about others by becoming aware of what some of the signs mean?

I thought it would be fun to list some of the well-known signs that body language experts study and recognize. It is said that when talking to a person the information that we receive can be broken down as:
  • 10% from what the person actually says
  • 40% from the tone and speed of voice
  • 50% is from their body language.
  • Lowering one's head can signal a lack of confidence. If someone lowers their head when complimented, they may be shy or timid
  •  Touching or tugging at one's ear can indicate indecisiveness
  • Sincere smiles encompass the whole face (noticeable in the eyes)
  • A false smile usually only engages the lips
  • Tilting one's head can symbolize interest in something or someone
  • Overly tilted heads can be a sign of sympathy
  • Closing of eyes or pinching at the bridge of one's nose is often done when making a negative evaluation
  • When a listener nods, this is usually a positive message and relays that they are interested and paying attention
  • However, excessive nodding can imply that the listener has lost interest but doesn't want to be rude
  • Touching/rubbing one's nose may indicate doubtfulness or rejection of an idea
  • Sticking out one's chin toward another may show defiance
  • Resting a hand on one's cheek is often done if they are thinking or pondering; and stroking the chin can mean the person is trying to make a decision
  • Pushing back one's shoulders can demonstrate power and courage
  • Open arms means one is comfortable with being approached and willing to talk/communicate
  • Folded arms show that there is a sort of barricade between them and other people (or their surroundings) and indicate dissatisfaction
  • Resting one's arms behind their neck shows that they are open to what is being discussed and interested in listening more
  • Pointing one's finger can be construed as aggression or assertiveness
  • Touching the front of the neck can show that someone is interested and concerned about what another is saying
  • Hand movements that are upward & outward signify positive and open messages
  • Palms that are faced outwards towards another indicate one's wish to stop and not approach
  • If one's fingers are interlaced or if the finger tips are pressed together, it usually shows that a person is thinking and evaluating
  • If offering ideas to other people, many times the sides of one's palms are close together, with fingers extended
  • Putting your hands on your hips can show eagerness and readiness (also, at times, aggression)
  • Hips pushed forward, while leaning back can show that one feels powerful (also can be a suggestive gesture)
  • A wide stance - where one's feet are positioned far apart - signifies more power and dominance
  • When one sits with legs open and part, they might feel secure in their surroundings
  • Crossed legs can mean several things: relaxed/comfortable, or defensive - depending on how tense the leg muscles are
  • When you cross your legs towards another person, you are showing more interest in them than when they are crossed away in the other direction
  • A confident and powerful position is the "Figure of Four Cross" when one's ankle is atop the other leg's knee and the top leg is pointed sideways
  • Bouncing your foot if your legs are crossed can show that you are bored or losing patience
  • The lowering of the eyes can convey fear, guilt or submission
  • Lowered eyebrows and squinted eyes illustrate an attempt at understanding what is being said or going on
  • A lack of confidence or apprehensiveness can be displayed when you don't look another person in the eyes
  • One tends to blink more often if nervous or trying to evaluate someone else
  • If you look directly into another person's eyes you are displaying self-assurance
  • Wide eyes show more of an interest in a subject or person
  • If you are irritated with a comment made by another during a conversation, a common movement is to take a quick glance sideways
  • Staring at someone can be an aggressive gesture or suggest that the one staring feels dominant
  • Recalling a memory is usually done by looking up and to the right
  • Looking directly upwards can indicate that one is thinking
  • Eye contact is normally broken if someone feels insulted by another

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