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The Borneo Jazz Festival Is Back

KUCHING – The Borneo Jazz Festival is back celebrating its 12th anniversary year from May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly in Miri.

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This year’s Festival features international Jazz names like Laila Biali from Canada, CaboCuba Jazz from the Netherlands and Delgres from Guadaloupe/France.

Laila was named the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards, while her album ‘Tracing Light’ was nominated for a JUNO award in ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year’ in 2011. Laila has since gone on to become an internationally acknowledged vocalist and pianist with words of praise from artists such as Sting who said “Laila is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly”.

CaboCuba Jazz has toured through various Jazz Festivals such as the Havana Jazz Festival in 2014 and Israel tour in 2016 and the lead singer Dina Medina was “Best Female Singer of Cape Verde 2012”. The band formed in the Netherlands but the members and their music is rooted in Cuba and Cape Verde melodies, creating a fast-paced subgenre that borders on adventurous.

Delgres from the Netherlands showcases traditional Blues with an afro-Caribbean accent from the days of Napoleon, which will take you from Louisiana to Guadeloupe and back.

Bands from Japan, South Africa, Italy, USA, Taiwan and countries from around the world will be performing at the Festival.

The Festival will be expanding its musical outreach programme, where aspiring musicians can learn the basics of Jazz Keyboard from professional musicians, by introducing additional classes for percussions.

The Festival includes night performances with sitting and dancing areas and a wide lawn for night picnics surrounded by arts, crafts and food stalls.
Early bird festival tickets are available now and more information can be found at www.jazzborneo.com.

Borneo Jazz is organised by Sarawak Tourism, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Sarawak and partnering with Malaysia Airlines as the official sponsor.

BJ2017 ©Pierre Danae

Image shows Delgres band’s album art. Photo Credit: ©Pierre Danae

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Image shows Laila Biali, Jazz Pianist and Vocalist from Canada

Photo credit to Eric Van Nieuwland

Image CaboCuba Jazz, from the Netherlands. Photo credit to Eric Van Nieuwland.

 

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Beachside escapade

Paradise indeed: Aview of Boracay fromthe island’s highestpoint in Mt Luho.Paradise indeed: A
view of Boracay from
the island’s highest
point in Mt Luho.

With a good beaches, Boracay
in a Philippines
is tough to beat, and a Ambassador
In Paradise is a review of choice.

BORACAY in a Philippines seems eternally to be in one list or another of a best beaches in a world. Well, a accolades are positively well-deserved, for a white sandy beaches are exceptional.

Boracay also has a repute for being “party central� – everybody here seems to be merrymaking from 6pm to noon. It’s a Ibiza of Asia, so to speak.

I was there during a tail-end
of a crazy summer holidays so there was a overflow of college- and university-going Filipinos about. You could contend this vacation was something we had been looking brazen to for a prolonged time, it being my initial time there.

Unfortunately, a airline we had requisitioned for a moody from Kuala Lumpur to Clark Terminal, and afterwards onwards to Boracay roughly soured a experience. To cut a prolonged story short, we finished adult spending 8 hours during a airfield in Clark, one of a misfortune airports to be stranded in.

If we was propitious adequate to get a vessel to Boracay from Caticlan after my joining flight, we competence be means to check into my review hotel, a Ambassador In Paradise, past midnight after my 10am moody from KL!

Thank goodness, a review (recommended by a reliable Agoda.com) managed to make pickup arrangements for me. From Kalibo airport, a review motorist got me to Caticlan within ONE hour instead of a prevalent dual – all while being a protected motorist as he braved terrible highway conditions and a dim of night. Impressive!

I managed to locate a final “official� scheduled vessel and arrived during a review during 10.30pm, where we soon crashed for a night, carrying been adult for tighten to 21 hours. But before that we was floored by my Premier Ocean View room. It was huge, and had a king-sized bed and dual divans.

But it was a lavatory that had me gawping – it was large adequate to accomodate a beach party. Later on, we found out that a additional space was utilized in higher-grade bedrooms for an en-suite Jacuzzi!

Guests during Ambassador In Paradise are greeted by a palm-fringed beach view.Guests during Ambassador In Paradise are greeted by a palm-fringed beach view.

They have 4 other forms of bedrooms and a presidential suite. Their two-floor family suites can support to seven.

Next morning, we found a perspective from my bed to be astonishing. From a patio windows (I was on a belligerent floor), we could see a five-star resort’s usually restaurant. On a right was a extraordinary beach with a claim moving palm trees and a blue sea beyond. And on my left was a review swimming pool.

Paradise indeed!

Breakfast was a initial thing on my to-do list. They keep it elementary here with a choice of 5 – American, Continental, Filipino, and Spanish Omelette and Dutch Omelette.

Paraw boating is one of a H2O activities accessible in Boracay.Paraw boating is one of a H2O activities accessible in Boracay.

I opted for a last, that was boiled eggs with smoked ham, sliced cheese and crispy bacon bits. Nice. If you’re wondering about this option, a owners is Dutch and has dual other hotel properties in Haarlem, a Netherlands.

I had a Filipino set a subsequent day, that was fundamentally garlic rice, beef tapa (diced), preserved papaya, pig sausages and glorious crunchy anchovies. It’s like a Filipino chronicle of nasi lemak. It was so good that we had it again a subsequent day.

For lunch, we had their set meal, that commenced with a cream of roasted prawn saffron – flavorful though a tad complicated on a saffron. The appetiser of salmon gravlax bruschetta was really good, while a mains of oven-baked tanguigue fish in lemon garlic salsa was not too bad. And to rinse it all down was a juicy dalandan (sweet orange drink).

Dinner during a review did not defect either. The cream of pumpkin was divine, a pig adobo was out of this universe as a cook had tweaked it to be sharp and even thrown in some eggplant; desserts were singular though juicy (including a internal leche flan – creme caramel basically); and a cocktails strike a spot.

The food is good, though a use needs to be improved. Surely one doesn’t need to remind staff about cutlery, condiments and such? But it helps that notwithstanding a shortcomings, they do their jobs with a smile.

Now what’s a beach vacation but a massage?

You can opt to have it in your room or by a beachside. we had cave in a room, and it was pristine bliss. A multiple of shiatsu and Swedish techniques kneaded divided my aches and stress.

The review is during Station 1 of a famous White Beach, with Stations 2 and 3 to a left of a resort. Despite a crippled feet and doctor’s orders to rest it and not get a wound wet, we couldn’t conflict holding a travel on a beach.

Station 1 is not as swarming as Station 2 where many of a night life is concentrated. AXN was carrying a celebration that dusk (open to anyone above 21), and it started during 6pm. And there was nonetheless another celebration a subsequent dusk organized by some other group.

All kinds of H2O activities were on offer (the review can arrange them for you, too). These enclosed banana boating, paraw boating and parasailing. What we found singular here was a approach a locals use surfing play for paddling on – with an oar in palm while station on a board!

Besides White Beach, there are other beaches like a comparatively uncrowded Puka Beach. For a scenic perspective of a island, you’ll wish to conduct on adult to Mt Luho, a island’s top point.

Off a beach, one can opt for ATV rides, cart rides and bicycling.

The best approach to get around Bora (as a locals call a place) is around a many electric tricycles that run compartment late. Hop on and off one for 20 to 60 pesos (RM1.50 to RM4.50).

If you’re into shopping, afterwards a place to go is DMall – it’s a one-stop centre for souvenirs, uninformed furnish and restaurants. There are loads of boutiques and shops to crop to your heart’s content. And while Filipino food is no good shakes, there are many other options on offer.

If there’s one thing we couldn’t know about a resort, it was a deception of corkage on guests. If guest wanted to move outward food, wine or soothing drinks into a hotel, a price was imposed. They done an difference for H2O and snacks.

Never in all my years of staying in hotels and resorts have we seen corkage being imposed. Perhaps they should recur this, as it’s not really endearing to guests.

But one thing’s for sure, we will go behind to pleasing Bora.

AMBASSADOR IN PARADISE

Station 1, Sitio Pinaongon,

Barangay Balabag,

Boracay Island Malay Aklan

Philippines

Tel: +63 36 288-1541

Email: [email protected]

www.ambassadorinparadise.com

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MELAKA GOVERNMENT TO COPY TRANSCRIPTS IN EUROPE

Melaka govt to copy thousands of BM transcripts in Europe

Posted on 3 January 2013 – 08:57pm

Last updated on 3 January 2013 – 09:56pm

MELAKA (Jan 3, 2013): The Melaka Government wants to collect tens of thousands of Bahasa Melayu manuscripts in Europe as sources of reference for research and development of the language through the International Malay Letters Centre of Excellence which was set up, here, today.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said, a visit would be made to the Leiden University, the premier Bahasa Melayu centre in the world and the oldest university in Holland, to seek its cooperation, on the matter.

“The maiden effort to gather copies of the manuscripts and other collections is to boost Bahasa Melayu to an era of excellence as found during the Melaka Sultanate,” he said after the launching of the centre in Air Keroh, here, today.

Also present were Melaka State Secretary Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Board of Governor chairman Prof Datuk Dr Md Salleh Yaapar and DBP director-general DBP Dr Awang Sariyan.

According to Mohd Ali, the centre which was operating on the 10th floor of the Melaka Foundation Building, and headed by a director, was also proposed as the organiser of seminars and workshops for Bahasa Melayu.

Other than Leiden, Mohd Ali said, the Melaka Government would also work with other European nations such as England and Portugal to copy the Bahasa Melayu transcripts and documents in their collections.

Meanwhile, Md Salleh, who was visiting professor at Leiden University from 2003 to 2006, said the university had almost 100,000 Bahasa Melayu manuscripts since the Dutch invaded the Malay Archipelago in the 17th century.

He said, the effort of the state government in setting up the centre of excellence, would give a positive impact in the expansion of Bahasa Melayu, and economic returns in the long run. – Bernama

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MELAKA GOVERNMENT TO COPY TRANSCRIPTS IN EUROPE

Melaka govt to copy thousands of BM transcripts in Europe

Posted on 3 January 2013 – 08:57pm

Last updated on 3 January 2013 – 09:56pm

MELAKA (Jan 3, 2013): The Melaka Government wants to collect tens of thousands of Bahasa Melayu manuscripts in Europe as sources of reference for research and development of the language through the International Malay Letters Centre of Excellence which was set up, here, today.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said, a visit would be made to the Leiden University, the premier Bahasa Melayu centre in the world and the oldest university in Holland, to seek its cooperation, on the matter.

“The maiden effort to gather copies of the manuscripts and other collections is to boost Bahasa Melayu to an era of excellence as found during the Melaka Sultanate,” he said after the launching of the centre in Air Keroh, here, today.

Also present were Melaka State Secretary Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Board of Governor chairman Prof Datuk Dr Md Salleh Yaapar and DBP director-general DBP Dr Awang Sariyan.

According to Mohd Ali, the centre which was operating on the 10th floor of the Melaka Foundation Building, and headed by a director, was also proposed as the organiser of seminars and workshops for Bahasa Melayu.

Other than Leiden, Mohd Ali said, the Melaka Government would also work with other European nations such as England and Portugal to copy the Bahasa Melayu transcripts and documents in their collections.

Meanwhile, Md Salleh, who was visiting professor at Leiden University from 2003 to 2006, said the university had almost 100,000 Bahasa Melayu manuscripts since the Dutch invaded the Malay Archipelago in the 17th century.

He said, the effort of the state government in setting up the centre of excellence, would give a positive impact in the expansion of Bahasa Melayu, and economic returns in the long run. – Bernama

MELAKA GOVERNMENT TO COPY TRANSCRIPTS IN EUROPE

Melaka govt to copy thousands of BM transcripts in Europe

Posted on 3 January 2013 – 08:57pm

Last updated on 3 January 2013 – 09:56pm

MELAKA (Jan 3, 2013): The Melaka Government wants to collect tens of thousands of Bahasa Melayu manuscripts in Europe as sources of reference for research and development of the language through the International Malay Letters Centre of Excellence which was set up, here, today.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said, a visit would be made to the Leiden University, the premier Bahasa Melayu centre in the world and the oldest university in Holland, to seek its cooperation, on the matter.

“The maiden effort to gather copies of the manuscripts and other collections is to boost Bahasa Melayu to an era of excellence as found during the Melaka Sultanate,” he said after the launching of the centre in Air Keroh, here, today.

Also present were Melaka State Secretary Datuk Wira Omar Kaseh, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) Board of Governor chairman Prof Datuk Dr Md Salleh Yaapar and DBP director-general DBP Dr Awang Sariyan.

According to Mohd Ali, the centre which was operating on the 10th floor of the Melaka Foundation Building, and headed by a director, was also proposed as the organiser of seminars and workshops for Bahasa Melayu.

Other than Leiden, Mohd Ali said, the Melaka Government would also work with other European nations such as England and Portugal to copy the Bahasa Melayu transcripts and documents in their collections.

Meanwhile, Md Salleh, who was visiting professor at Leiden University from 2003 to 2006, said the university had almost 100,000 Bahasa Melayu manuscripts since the Dutch invaded the Malay Archipelago in the 17th century.

He said, the effort of the state government in setting up the centre of excellence, would give a positive impact in the expansion of Bahasa Melayu, and economic returns in the long run. – Bernama