Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Leaving On A Jet Plane

by Chantal Kreviazuk

"Leaving On A Jet Plane" music video by Chantal Kreviazuk

Just love this song especially this version by Chantal Kreviazuk. Just the right song to leave you all with while I'm gone. Yes, I'm leaving on a jet plane at this very moment. I'm off to Sabah - The Land Below The Wind! I'll be trying my very best to conquer South East Asia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu among other exciting activities lined up for my one week trip there. I don't know if I'll be able to update my blog while I'm there although they claim to have broadband internet at the lodge that I'll be staying in. However, I'll keep you updated through my Jaiku postings sent on my mobile phone every step of the way! Wish me luck people!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Man Trapped In Elevator For 41 Hours!

It must have been hell for Nicolas White to be trapped in an elevator for 41 hours without food, water or a toilet! He also didn't have a handphone that he could use to call for help or a watch to tell him the time. Take a look at this time-lapse video of his 41 hour ordeal.

Maybe some people I know that uses the elevator instead of climbing up a flight of stairs will reconsider their after-lunch routine after seeing this video especially when the elevator is located at such a secluded area. :P

Will you still take the elevator after seeing this video?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Queensbay Mall Parking Rates

Attention all Queensbay Mall patrons. Looks like we will be paying more for parking soon at Queensbay Mall.

Basement - LG & LM
1st Three (3) Hours is RM1.00; Subsequent Hour is RM1.00

Multi Level - Level 3 to Level 8 Car Parks
1st Five (5) Hours is RM1.00; Subsequent Hour is RM1.00

Open Car Parks remains at RM1.00 per entry

The new rates will take effect from the 21st and 28th of April for Basement and Multi Level Car Park, respectively. Still reasonable rates, IMHO.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Rock Candy

Everyone knows what a sweet tooth I have and how much I crave for certain sweets and candies. I can easily devour a bag of candies very much like how David Copperfield made the Statue of Liberty disappear, only that they've disappeared in my tummy and they're gone forever. :P

One of my favourites happen to be rock candy. They are sometimes known as sugar swizzle sticks. Whatever they are called, I'm a sucker for those candy. Oh! Nuts have a wide variety of old fashioned crystal rock candy to choose from. Different colours, different flavours, different shapes and sizes, you can choose all you want to your heart's desire! Just do me a favour and pave yourself, will you? You wouldn't want to experience a sugar rush now or would you? :P

All their candies are kosher under rabbinical supervision so you don't need to worry if you're Jewish. Also, their prices are really reasonable and did I mention that the selection is just enormous?

Don't just take my word for it. There's just so much a paid review can tell you. Go on, browse through their site yourself and see all those interesting sweets and candies you can pamper yourself with.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Pearl Of The Orient Project

Since the day a new government took over the northern island state, changes have been sweeping across both sides of the channel with the Pearl of the Orient Project announced this morning to replace the controversial mixed development Global City Centre project planned for the grounds currently used for equestrian activities as the newest change brought about by the new state government.

It looks as if the developer of the controversial Global City Centre has finally decided to back down and heed the calls of the island dwellers to not only retain but expand the green lung in its proximity. Also part of the new Pearl of the Orient Project, the developer will help realise the hopes of the new state government to further develop the state's tourism by having not only the largest indoor aquarium exhibition but also a world-class night safari in place of the many ugly towers.

Instead of the two iconic towers initially planned for the site, a large dome resembling a pearl will be constructed which can be used for all kinds of functions. Not only will it serve as an exhibition hall or even as a place for married couples to have their wedding dinners or kenduri, it will be uniquely constructed to enable sporting events to be held inside. Rumours has it that the organisers are planning to stage a Manchester United and Arsenal match for the inaugural opening of the dome which can also open up very much like the one in Sapporo.

In return, the monorail project initially planned for the state will be scrapped and replaced with a subway system recently proposed by the new state government. This project has been put forward to the developer in exchange of backing down from the controversial Global City Centre project and embark on the Pearl of the Orient project instead. Realising that with much opposition from the residents and probably the new state government, the developer decided to change its plans for the equestrian site and took up the offer of constructing and running the subway system which they foresee to be as lucrative and successful as that of the MRT system found in Singapore.

This is truly a great win for the many residents on the island who see the Global City Project as none other than a project that will only benefit and enrich a few at the expense of many like the yatch race in an east coast state, also a project by the developers of the controversial Global City Centre project.

If only the announcement wasn't made on this day.