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In 1824, during the Napoleanic Wars in Europe, the Dutch reached a treaty with Great Britain under the “Treaty of London 1824”

The Dutch transferred to Great Britain the ‘Town and Fort of Malacca and its Dependencies’ in which Britain and the Netherlands in return took over Bencoolen in Sumatra which was controlled by Britain.

This move was done to prevent the French from getting Malacca should they defeat Holland in the then Napoleanic Wars.

It should be interesting to get a copy of this Treaty of London 1824 as a record of this important document.

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Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Watch as colourful hot air balloons float the skies of Putrajaya. Themed ‘ 1 World, 1 Malaysia, 1 Fiesta’ this event features 23 balloonists from Belgium, USA, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Malaysia and Japan.

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Mizz Nina @ Mystical Eve

December 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

She needs no introduction to most, her music and her fame is undeniable. Although she has garnered a bit of controversy, but then again, every successful celebrity always does, Mizz Nina remains one of Malaysia’s hottest and coolest female performers in recent years. Her collaboration with Colby O’Donis marked her breakthrough into the global mainstream consciousness, and she has not looked back since.

Join her at Mystical Eve 2012 @ ENCORP Strand this 31st December!

Her debut solo album What You Waiting For, released in July 2010, manifests Mizz Nina’s cool confidence in her newfound vocation as a singer. Sung in English and Malay, the longplayer is a pleasure dome of beguiling beats, innovative melodies and top-notch production, and contains local and international collaborations from the likes of Uno and AJ of Pop Shuvit, Noh from Hujan, DJ Fuzz, Koko and Syaheed of Bedsty Music, Sakke from the Netherlands and Koolade from Croatia to MC Dandee from Bangkok’s Thaitanium Entertainment, Mawar Berduri from Ahli Fiqir, Teeflii and Grammy nominee Planet Asia.

Working with illustrious names in the biz comes as second nature for Mizz Nina, having already sealed liaisons with prominent acts like Too Phat, Reshmonu and Gerhana Ska Cinta throughout her career. But it was the title track and first single from the album that became Mizz Nina’s winning ticket to mass appeal; partnering up with Colby O’Donis, the catchy pop ditty secured strong spots on local music charts. Additionally, the song received regular spins on LA-based radio station 102.3 KJLH while the official video (directed by Scott McCullough and shot in LA) exceeded one million views on YouTube just mere months after its release in March.

Fans of Mizz Nina, don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch her live at Mystical Eve 2012!

Currently shuffling between her full-time role as the Managing Director of The Singing Shop–where her musical education began–and her innate craft as a singer, entertainer and, most recently, mix DJ (a skill she picked up from her TTC ally DJ Fuzz) to running her own recording studio, Mizz Nina has acquired a steady footing in both the Malaysian indie and underground scenes as well as maintained within arm’s reach of the glam and glitz of KL’s city limits–showing her finesse for fitting into any situation presented to her.

Catch Mizz Nina performing at Mystical Eve 2012 @ ENCORP Strand’s New Year’s Countdown party this 31st December 2011. The party will begin at 6 pm and only end at 2 am as we usher in 2012. So put on your party hats and make your way to ENCORP Strand for Mystical Eve 2012!

Don’t know how to get there? Check the map out!

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Japanese Garden

“This beautiful landscaped garden, designed with a Japanese flair, features Japanese carp pond, rock garden as well as a refreshing atmosphere and beds of colourful flora.”

This beautiful landscaped garden, designed with a Japanese flair, features Japanese carp pond, rock garden as well as a refreshing atmosphere and beds of colourful flora. Established in the early 1960s, the park is a popular site for couples and those wanting to take wedding photographs.

This public park recreates the aesthetics of a Japanese garden. A small Japanese house, a koi pond and a wooden bridge across a stream are some of the elements. The grounds are lush with a variety of beautiful tropical flowers, plants and trees. An idiosyncratic attraction is the colourful solar-powered floral clock on a slope, which was imported from Holland.

Operating hours
The gardens opens from 5pm to 9:30pm on weekdays and from 9am to 9:30pm on weekends.

Last viewed – October 23, 2011

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Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011

October 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm

BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, Earth) jumpers all around the world were given another opportunity recently to come together and do the one thing that they love most – jumping off dizzying heights with only a parachute to delay their fall as gravity takes over. This prestigious event organised by the Kuala Lumpur Tower took place from the 28th September till 2nd October 2011.

All jumpers posing for a group photo during the opening ceremony on 28th September 2011

This time, the tower became the ‘leaping point’ as 93 jumpers from all over the world including Malaysia participated in this exciting event. Considering the high risk involved in this extreme sport, it is not uncommon for many to assume that women are not into extreme sports. It was therefore surprising to hear that out of the 93 people who participated, five were women jumpers. The participants who joined this event came from countries like Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, United States, India, Malaysia, Canada, Japan, Oslo, Chile, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France and Poland. The five women participants were from India, the United States, Hungary, Germany and South Africa. The event was also made open to members of the public who were keen to come and watch the jumpers in action. Tickets were sold at a premier rate of RM 100.00 to RM 150.00 for day jumps and RM 150.00 to RM 200.00 for Night Jumps, which took place on 30th September and 1st October 2011.

One of the jumpers on his way to the landing area

It is amazing to see these jumpers leaping off the platform at the heights of 300 metres!

Some jumpers practise the way to leap off the building before actually jumping off with their friends

The closing ceremony for the Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011, which took place on 2nd October 2011, coincided with the tower’s 15th years anniversary, hence it was a double celebration for both the jumpers and the tower’s management. The tower was officially launched by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 1st October 1996, who was the current Prime Minister of Malaysia at that time. The event was held at the Megaview Banquet Hall at Menara Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by YB Datuk M. Saravanan, Deputy Minister Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing, Yg Bhg Tan Sri Dato’ Ir. Muhammad Radzi Mansor, Chairman of Menara Kuala Lumpur and Pn. Zuraidah Mohd Said, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Menara Kuala Lumpur.

YB Datuk M. Saravanan, Deputy Minister Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing presenting a Certificate of Participation to Mr Gary Cunningham

The closing event also proved to be a memorable day for 21 youths who shared the same birthday as Menara Kuala Lumpur. Their presence made the ceremony even more merrier as these youths joined in during the cake-cutting ceremony. A gift was also presented to all the birthday boys and girls, much to their delight. It definitely was a memorable birthday for them. After the cultural performances, the jumpers were all invited to the stage to receive their certificates from Kuala Lumpur Tower. Pn. Zuraidah also announced the dates for next year’s Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump Malaysia, which will be taking place from the 26th till 30th September 2012. This is truly a great opportunity for most jumpers to break their own records as next year they will have five whole days to jump to their hearts’ delight!

The cake cutting ceremony to celebrate Menara Kuala Lumpur’s anniversary together with the birthday of Menara Kuala Lumpur Youths

There were also five special prizes prepared by Menara Kuala Lumpur together with one of its main sponsors, World of Watches II for five of the jumpers. The winners each received a watch from World of Watches II worth RM5, 000 each. The categories were:-

The Overall Jump
Most Jumps of the Day
Most Creative Jump
WWII Jumper (International Ambassador), and
WWII Jumper (Local Ambassador).

The winners were:

The Overall Jump – Jean-Phillipe Teffaud
Most Jumps for the Day – Adam Gardner
Most Creative Jump – Rob Heron from Canada
WWII Jumper (International Ambassador) – Brandon J Chance AND
WWII Jumper (Local Ambassador) – Hizam Sahibudeen

Winner of Most Creative Jumper, Mr Rob Heron from Canada

Winner of Most Jumps of the Day Category, Mr Adam Gardner

Winner of Overall Jumps Category, Mr Jean-Phillipe Teffaud

Winner of WWII Jumper Local Ambassador, Mr Hizam Sahibudeen

Winner of WWII Jumper International Ambassador, Mr Brandon J Chance

As the closing ceremony came to an end, many of the jumpers took the opportunity to mingle around with each other. Some even joined in the cultural dancers’ performance. All in all, the KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2011 had a good start and ended with a great bang.

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