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October 1st, 2012:

GOKL giveaway city train service

Now we can ride for giveaway between Suria KLCC and Bukit Bintang, and between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown! There’s even giveaway on house Wi-Fi.

GOKL giveaway city train use is meant to offer a Kuala Lumpur Central Business District (CBD). It was launched to assistance urge open mobility in a areas KLCC, Bukit Bintang and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. Tourists will adore a new train service, as it provides an choice to a high cab prices in and around KLCC. Often cab drivers in this area of KL are demure to expostulate on a meter. Tourists compensate bound prices that infrequently are 10 times aloft than what it should have been when pushing on a meter.

The giveaway city train use has been in operation given Aug 31, 2012 and it serves dual categorical routes called a Green and Purple Line. Travelers can bound on and off during countless central GOKL City Bus stops, many of these located conveniently nearby attractions, selling malls, fb areas or joining modes of ride (like a monorail and LRT).

The Green Line commutes between KLCC and Bukit Bintang. Besides a newly non-stop walking sky tunnel, travelers now have a second choice to ride from one territory of a core of KL to a other. This train track has a stop in front of Suria KLCC (where we also have a iconic Petronas Twin Towers) and Starhill/Pavilion KL (along Bukit Bintang) and countless other engaging stops along a way. For example, stop nr.5 is in front of a entrance highway towards a KL Tower, a renouned captivate in KL. There is also a stop nearby Lot10 and Sungei Wang, right pound in a center of Bukit Bintang.

Map Green Line Free GOKL Bus

The Purple Line takes travelers from a Bukit Bintang area to Chinatown and back. You can get on a train in front of Pavilion KL, and we can get out during a Central Market, or directly in Chinatown. Travelers that arrive (or depart) by train during Pudu Sentral can use a Purple Line to ride giveaway of assign to a Bukit Bintang and KLCC area. There now are a sum of 15 buses on a GO-KL use and any can accommodate adult to 60 people per bus. Outside of rush hours there should be a train each 5 to fifteen minutes. Each train will yield easy accessibility for a disabled, such as wheelchair ramps. Free Wi-Fi is supposing for a preference of tech savvy travelers. The GOKL train use operates between 6am and 11pm daily.

Map Purple Line Free GOKL Bus

All in all this new use is a good growth for KL citizens, though also for unfamiliar tourists. The train routes are located within areas where there routinely weren’t that many choice ways to ride besides a – mostly costly – taxi. The stop during Bukit Bintang (Ain Arabia nearby Lot10 selling mall) functions as a heart where we can switch lines seamlessly. There are skeleton to launch even some-more giveaway GOKL train routes in a nearby future.

You can download a .pdf with a stream routes here.

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Hotspots for birding in Malaysia

Hotspots for birding in Malaysia

I have to acknowledge we was not a birder compartment we bought a 70-300mm wizz lens. But once we could get tighten to a birds we started to brand them and my interests in birds usually grew.

There are many hotspots for birding in Malaysia like Taman Negara, Kuala Selangor, Fraser Hill and on a many islands. If we are an gifted birder we can transport to these places on your possess though differently many agencies offer orderly birding trips in Malaysia. There are bird examination options even in a bustling Kuala Lumpur.

Taman Negara is widespread over 3 states – Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. It is home to 350 bird species. Many forms of hornbills can be seen in this segment though it customarily takes a lot of calm and some fitness to mark a birds. Also a chances of spotting anything are some-more during early morning and late dusk as that is when a birds come out. Apart from hornbills there are chances to watch Asia Fairy Bluebird, minivets, woodpeckers, barbets and many others on a revisit to Taman Negara. Bird sightings are probable both while movement and boating.

Kuala Selangor is a city located in a Selangor segment of Malaysia about an hour from Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a bliss for bird watchers. There are 4 clearly noted walking trails within a park. But if we are new to bird examination carrying a beam can make a knowledge so many some-more enriching. Even gifted bird watchers cite to go with a beam as they would be some-more associating about a habitats of a opposite birds. Birds, along with many other class in a animal kingdom, are really good during regulating camouflage. A lerned beam can mark them among a leaves or bellow that we competence differently miss. The many ordinarily sighted birds in this segment are herons and storks. Other birds in a area are kingfishers, woodpeckers, barbets, flycatchers. Kuala Selangor also has fireflies by a thousands and tours can be taken to see them in a dark.

The Common Kingfisher during Kuala Selangor. Pic: jack2964, Flickr.

Fraser Hill is an aged colonial mountain hire in Malaysia and is famous for a birds and bird watchers. It is home to around 250 class including a few involved ones like a Malaysian Whistling Thrush and a Mountain Peacock Pheasant. But sighting these birds is a matter of fitness and gigantic patience. More ordinarily sighted birds are Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black Crested Bulbul, woodpeckers and many forms of warblers.

Loagan Bunut National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo is another birding hotspot. The Lake Loagan Bunut covers an area of 65 hectares. There are walking trails within a park by a dusty adult lake during sold seasons. However it is strongly suggested to take a beam who can negotiate by a swamps. Birding can be finished on vessel rides too. Darters, hornbills and eagles can be ordinarily sighted. The landscape of a inhabitant park is in itself utterly fascinating and creates for glorious pictures.

The pleasing Loagan Bunut National Park. Pic: norm-digitalfoto, Flickr.

The island of Langkawi boasts a bird park located on a categorical highway opposite a island. The Langkawi Bird Paradise is a 5 hactare park that is home to 150 bird class and around 2500 birds. Feeding is available and photography with a birds is also possible. Hornbills, flamingos, parakeets, mandarin ducks, owls and eagles can be ordinarily sighted.

There are also some options for bird examination closer to Kuala Lumpur as well. Putrajaya is a executive collateral of Malaysia 25 kilometers from a capital. It is a designed city with vast series of H2O bodies that attract birds. The Putrajaya Wetlands Park is widespread over 200 hectares and attract a accumulation of internal and roving birds like egrets, herons and bitterns.

Finally right in a heart of Kuala Lumpur there is KL Bird Park and it was on my agenda. we was in Kuala Lumpur on business and we managed to see it usually on my final day. It was a totally hypnotizing experience. we clicked uninterrupted and we finished adult with so many cinema that we done a stop suit video!

Within 3 hours we speckled flamingos, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Splendid Starling, Scaly-brested Munia, hornbills, golden pheasants, parakeets of several colors and more. And what would we give to watch that Scarlet Ibis out in a wild! Three hours were not adequate though we had a moody to locate after in a day.

 

The Asian Fairy Bluebird during KL Bird Park. Pic: Mridula Dwivedi.

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MELAKA FESTIVAL 2012 A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Melaka Art and Performance Festival 2012 a resounding success

Appiah Annan from Ghana performing Sankofa / Photo from melakafestival.com

Sep 28, 2012

MELAKA, Malaysia – The largest and only site specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO World Heritage site ended on a high note today as artists and performers celebrated a successful three-day festival. From September 21-23, Melaka was filled with art installations and performances by more than 50 renowned local and international artists.

Artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, France, Ghana, South Korea, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Morocco, Canada, Poland, and the USA performed in the streets along St. Paul’s Hill where the asphalt became their canvas.

Running for the fourth year, the Melaka Arts and Performance Festival (MAPFest) is an innovative contemporary festival featuring dance, performance art, visual art, film, and music. The closing of the festival culminated in the gathering of all MAPFest artists and performers as they performed “Eulogy for The Living,” a large-scale performance, which provided a spectacular and soulful finale to the festival. The play was directed by the Founding Creative Director, Tony Yap, accompanied by live music and projections by Khaled Sabsabi.

“We were overwhelmed by the response throughout the festival. These three days has truly shown that Melaka has the potential to be an international hub for arts and performances. We are definitely looking forward for a bigger and better festival next year,” said Andrew Ching, Founder and Producer of the Festival.

As a supporter of the festival, the Malaysia Convention Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) shares the same vision. Zulkefli Sharif, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB, said, “Our collaboration with MAPFest this year is a successful one as it proves that Malaysia can be a center stage for global events. Melaka, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the ideal venue to host such an inspiring showcase of the arts.”

The event attracted over 20,000 attendees, including an estimated 4,000 overseas visitors. Festival goers participated in a dance workshop by Australia’s leading Afrocontemporary dance practitioner, Appiah Annan of Asanti Dance Theatre, as he introduced traditional and contemporary approaches to dance from his motherland, Ghana.

Many people also took part in a forum discussion themed, “Melaka intersections: Living space/museum town” by Associate Professor Cheryl Stock, Director of Postgraduate Studies Creative Industries Faculty of the Queensland University of Technology.

MAPFest 2012 was directed by Tony Yap, in his capacity as the Founding Creative Director. He was one of the principle performers with IRAA Theatre (1989-1996) and has worked extensively in Australia and overseas including the Agamemnon Festival Colline Torinese, Italy, and The Trojan Woman, Vienna International Art Festival. As the founding Artistic Director of Mixed Company (now The Tony Yap Company) in 1993, he has made a commitment to the exploration and creation of an individual dance theatre language that is informed by psycho-physical research, Asian shamanistic trance dance, butoh, voice, and visual design.

MAPFest 2012 is produced by Arts Performance Festival Melaka Sdn Bhd and is supported by Tourism Malaysia, the Melaka State government, together with the efforts of E-Plus Entertainment, Mercatus Plus Malaysia, Badan Warisan Malaysia, Kingdom of the Netherlands, the French and The Netherlands Embassies, the Australian government, the Australian High Commission, Australia Malaysia Institute, Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Embassy of France, The Tony Yap Company, Nyoba Kan, Simone Lourey, and William Randall.

Source: melakafestival.com

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