Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sri Mahamariaman Temple

9:27 PM


Facing Dataran Merdeka is Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a Moorish inspired building with shiny copper domes and a 130-metre clock tower. Designed by architects, Norman and Bidwell, it took more than two years to build and was completed in 1897. It was constructed to accommodate the various government administrative departments, among them the Federal Secretariat, Selangor State Secretariat, Public Works Department and the Sanitary Board. Today, it houses the Judicial Department on one end and The Textile Museum on the other.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dayabumi Complex

2:09 AM


A skyscraper, 35 storey high, stands proudly on Jalan Hishamuddin, high-vaulted arches decorating its entrance and its white open-fretwork glistening in the tropical sun; this is the Dayabumi Complex and its significance lies in the fact that it was the very first building in KL to boast of the Malaysian-style architecture, that is a unique combination of modern lines and Islamic motifs.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

2:06 AM


Facing Dataran Merdeka is Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a Moorish inspired building with shiny copper domes and a 130-metre clock tower. Designed by architects, Norman and Bidwell, it took more than two years to build and was completed in 1897. It was constructed to accommodate the various government administrative departments, among them the Federal Secretariat, Selangor State Secretariat, Public Works Department and the Sanitary Board. Today, it houses the Judicial Department on one end and The Textile Museum on the other.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Malaysia Airlines

10:46 PM


Malaysia Airlines is the Flag carrier of Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, KL international Airport, and its secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu. Despite a financial restructuring exercise in 2006, Malaysia Airlines maintains a strong presence in Southeast Asia, Eastside Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo route between Europe and . Malaysia Airlines also operates transatlantic flights from Kuala Lumpur to Newark, via Stockholm, and Transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Taipei. In 1997, the airline flew the world's longest non-commercial, non-stop flight from Boeing Field in Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, flying eastward passing the European and African continents and breaking the Great Circle Distance Without Landing record for an airliner on a Boeing 777-200ER longer than the record held by the Boeing 777-200LR.

Malaysia Airlines non-aeronautical revenue sources include maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and aircraft handling. Malaysia Airlines has two airline subsidiaries: Firefly and MASwings. Firefly operates scheduled flights from its home base Penang International Airport which focus on tertiary cities, while MASwings focuses on inter-Borneo flights. Malaysia Airlines has a freighter fleet operated by MASKargo, which manages freighter flights and aircraft cargo-hold capacity for all Malaysia Airlines' passenger flights. MASCharter is another subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, operating charter flights using Malaysia Airlines' passenger jets. After recovering from past losses, Malaysia Airlines is keen on merger and acquisition (M&A) activities: particularly airlines in the Asia Pacific region. Malaysia Airlines was ranked second with score 88 in Aviation Week's Top Performing Companies which accurately measures financial viability of an airline.

Since its inception in 1963, after Malayan Airways was separated into two parts, Malaysia Airlines has built up a strong brand name in the aviation industry for service and safety, coupled with numerous awards from international bodies such as Skytrax. Malaysia Airlines is accredited by International Air Transport Association with IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) for its operational safety practices.

It is one of only six airlines to be given a 5-star status airline by Skytrax (the other 5 are Asiana Airlines from South Korea, Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong, Qatar Airways from Qatar, Singapore Airlines from Singapore and Kingfisher Airlines from India). Malaysia Airlines is also listed among Skytrax's Quality Approved Airlines, alongside fellow 5-star carriers Asiana Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines and Qatar Airways

Friday, July 31, 2009

Malaysia University Of Science And Technology

10:33 PM


Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) was founded on a collaborative programme between MUST Ehsan Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MUST was established based on the belief that Malaysia has the ability to develop a major research and development infrastructure capable of making it a leader in the development of highly skilled human resources needed to accelerate economic development in high technology areas for itself and the region.

Quality and opportunity are the keys to post-graduate study. MUST seeks to provide a fully integrated and balanced post-graduate education that will produce professionals who will not only have a deep understanding of the natural sciences, information processing and micro- and macro-economics, but also a solid knowledge of their chosen fields. In addition, our graduates will understand how their chosen field fits in a broader technical context. They will have a clear sense of society’s needs and understand relevant economic, political, ecological, and institutional contexts. Further, they will have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, to be able to express themselves creatively and productively.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Masjid jamek

4:56 AM


Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback.The Sultan of Selangor officially opened the mosque in 1909, two years after construction was completed. The mosque was built on the first Malay burial ground in the city. Before the national mosque, Masjid Negara, was opened in 1965, Masjid Jamek served as Kuala Lumpur's main mosque.

The mosque has a Moorish architecture. Across the Klang River stands the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a building that was designed by the same architect and shares a similar style.

Nearby is the Masjid Jamek LRT station that is served by the Kelana Jaya Line, Sri Petaling Line and Ampang Line. Dataran Merdeka is also nearby.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque

4:48 AM


The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (Malay: Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz) is the state mosque of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located in Shah Alam. It is the country's biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

History

The mosque was commissioned by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor on February 14, 1974. Construction began in 1982 and finished on March 11, 1988. During the reign of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, Shah Alam Mosque was built between 1982 and 1988. The Mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque owing to its blue dome which is one of the largest in the whole world. The structure of the mosque incorporates Malay and Islamic architecture.