How can I reach Mount Kinabalu? January 3, 2007Posted by detikdirham in Visit Malaysia 2007.
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Kota Kinabalu – the international gateway to the rest of Sabah – has direct flights to and from the main capitals in the region, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kaoshiung, Toyko, Seoul, Brunei and Manila.
From Kota Kinabalu, you can take a comfortable car or bus ride to the Kinabalu Park. There are regular buses plying this 83km . route. The buses leave at 7.30am and arrive at the Park Headquarter entrance about two hours later. The return trip to Kota Kinabalu is also vice-versa. Four-wheel drive vehicles, vans, coaches and helicopters are available for charter.
New Year Gift for you! January 2, 2007Posted by detikdirham in Free Malaysian Wallpaper, Free Wallpaper.
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Here it is…… a special gift for all. A free Malaysian wallpaper new release! You can download and put it on your pc desktop without paying anything.
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Nepenthes [Periuk Kera] December 22, 2006Posted by detikdirham in Introduction to Malaysia, Visit Malaysia 2007.
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Twenty one species of Nepenthes have been recorded in Sarawak. They usually grow on poor, acid soils, deficient in nitrogen. They are carnivorous plants which trap insects in the pitchers to provide them with some of their nitrogen needs.
Nepenthes start as rosette plants and mature into tendril climbers. Some of the tendrils bears funnel-shaped pitchers. Different species have pitchers of different shapes and colours. Most of the species are terrestrial while some are epiphytic.
The most spectacular species is N. lowii where the pitcher has a narrow constriction half-way up. N. ampullaria, N. rafflesiana and N. gracilis are found by roadsides while N northiana is endemic to limestone. Other species are confined to swamp forest and montane forest.
Habitat: Locally occasional in peat swamp, kerangas, limestone, mixed dipterocarp forest, submontane and montane forests, from sea level to 2,700m above sea level.
Distribution: Throughout Sarawak but many species are site specific.
Note: Nepenthes are threatened because of their high horticultural value.
Some species of pitcher plants commonly found in Sarawak’s lowlands:
* Nepenthes lowii
* Nepenthes rafflesiana
* Nepenthes muluensis
* Nepenthes ampullaria
* Nepenthes bicalcarata
Part of Mount Kinabalu December 19, 2006Posted by detikdirham in Introduction to Malaysia, Visit Malaysia 2007.
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Mount Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) December 19, 2006Posted by detikdirham in Introduction to Malaysia, Visit Malaysia 2007.
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Imagine , being surrounded by the wonders of nature’s lush garden dating from the dawn of time. Stand at the highest summit of Borneo as dawn peeks over the horizon to reveal Sabah’s splendours far and wide. Reflect the quiet, sacred moment when you experience the most magnificent sunrise of your lifetime. Stroll amidst the treetops at the rainforest canopy walk and gaze up close at centuries-old wonders. Soak in the healing balm of a magic spring as colourful butterflies flutter around you. Admire the world’s largest flower at your feet. Or lunch next to plants that lunch on insects.
You’ll find it all in the KInabalu Park – Malaysia’s first World Heritage designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its ‘outstanding universal values’ and role as one of the world’s most important biological sites.
The focal point of the park, of course, is the majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Such is the importance of this mountain to Sabah, that the capital was renamed Kota Kinabalu (Kinabalu Fort) in 1964. The highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Snow Mountains of Papua Barat (New Guinea Island), this magnificent granite massif stands at 4,095.2 m. (13,435 ft.) tall.
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Tea Plantation – Cameron Highlands Malaysia December 5, 2006Posted by detikdirham in Free Wallpaper, Visit Malaysia 2007.
Cameron Highlands is the largest hill resort in Malaysia located at the northwestern edge of Pahang state, at an altitude of 6,001ft (1,829m) above sea-level. Cameron Highlands was named after the surveyor, William Cameron, who in 1885 discovered a plateau at 4,500 feet. At such a height the area enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures not higher than 20°C and rarely falling below 10°C. It was then recommended as a resort but it was not until 1925 that the present location was proposed as a hill resort, and developed.
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Cameron Highlands is also popularly known as the “Green Bowl” of the country as it supplies large amount of local produce of vegetables to many major cities of Malaysia and Singapore. Tea and strawberries are also grown on the terraced slopes of the Cameron Highlands, and the area possesses notable rose gardens as well.
Cameron Highlands consists of a series of little townships which include Ringlet, Tanah Rata, and Brinchang. The best tourist amenities are sited in or around Tanah Rata but Brinchang is fast catching up with a number of new apartments and restaurants.
Visit Malaysia 2007 December 4, 2006Posted by detikdirham in Visit Malaysia 2007.
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Come 2007, Malaysia will celebrate 50 years of independence. The month of August will be filled with a myriad of parades, cultural performances, street shows and carnivals to commemorate the country’s Independence or Merdeka Day on 31st August.
It was on 31st August 1957 when history was made as the Union Jack was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted, with the first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj leading the people in the famous shouts of Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! (Independence!)
For more than 30 years, Merdeka Day celebrations have been marked by parades involving uniformed personnel, corporate players, school children, cultural dancers, athletes and Malaysians from all walks of life. However, in recent years, the event has grown into a much anticipated and exciting month-long celebration nationwide.
This forthcoming Golden Jubilee celebration marks a significant milestone in the history of the nation. Join the enthusiastic crowd at the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on the eve of Merdeka Day for the countdown to this momentous event. Another highlight of the year will be the Citrawarna or Colours and Flavours of Malaysia parade, an annual event showcasing the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country. This will be the grandest celebration for this event yet.
Malaysia invites all visitors to share in the joy and excitement of this momentous occasion. Come and be mesmerised by a unique multicultural populace celebrating 50 years of nationhood in harmony and peaceful co-existance. You will truly be fascinated.