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Datang Ke Malaysia!
Pahang is peninsular Malaysia's largest
State, and its Capital is called Kuantan. The Cameroon Highlands,
of central peninsula, is Malaysia's green bowl that supplies
vegetables to its cities. Cameroon tea too is something
special around the world. Pahang silk, shellcraft and gemstones
are tourist items.
Genting Highlands has developed hill resorts. The Taman
Negara National Park has jungles said to be 130 million
years old! Suitable for an exotic holiday, all types of
jungle activities are undertaken here. Adventure
trips are also conducted in the jungles around the Tasek
Bera and Tasik Cini fresh water bodies. The Kota Gelanggi
and Gunung Senyum caves, said to be 150 m years old, have
something eerie about them. There are some famous beaches
near Kuantan: Cherating, Teluk Chempedak ( which has facilities
for water sports), Beserah, Balok and Chendor. One of the
best beaches in the world is Cherating where Asia's first
Club Med is located.
Two hours by boat from Mersing town or Tanjung Gemok
is Tioman island, the world's most fantastic. It has good
reefs for scuba diving and clear water for swimming. Some
popular sites for river rafting are: Endau river, Jeram
Besu and Lipis river in Pahang and Tembeling river in Taman
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From the Web
|Panda cub can be viewed by public at Malaysian zoo next month|
KUALA LUMPUR: The public can view the female panda cub born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang in a few weeks. Preparations are being made by the
zoo, according to National Zoo deputy president Rosli Ahmat Lana. "Liang Liang
(mother panda) is now able to let go of her baby for an hour a day in the isolation
room. It will be increased to a minimum of two hours daily to prepare the cub for
public viewing," he told Bernama. The cub is now two months old and healthy,
weighing 5 kg. The baby panda was born on Aug 18 at the Giant Panda
Conservation Centre (GPCC) at the National Zoo.
|Thousands join Islamic new year celebration in Kuala Lumpur |
LUMPUR: Over 50,000 people attended the national level Maal Hijrah procession in the
city n Wednesday to mark the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar.
Participants were clad in traditional baju melayu and baju kurung. They gathered at
various places like Dataran Merdeka, Padang Merbok, Muzium Negara, Masjid Jamek,
Islamic Art Museum and Masjid Wilayah and proceeded to Masjid Negara in
processions. Government departments, private sector, non-governmental
organisations and the public took part in the procession.
|Storm, rough sea warning to revellers, tourists on Sabah coasts |
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meterological Department (MetMalaysia) on
Wednesday issued a first-category warning of strong winds and rough seas over the
waters of Sabah (Sandakan, Kudat, West Coast and Interior) and Labuan starting from
Oct 16 to 20. A met statement said that strong south-westerly winds could reach up
to 40 kmph to 50 kmph with waves rising as high as 3.5 metres. It warned, "These
conditions are dangerous to small craft, recreational sea activities and sea sports."
The same situation is also expected to occur over the waters off Condore, Reef North,
Layang-layang and Sulu, it added. |