30 October 2008

Short vacation report

I was in Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur over the weekend. I met friends and visited some interesting places. I have been to Kuala Terengganu before, so the places I went to were not entirely new. There were new locations (like Noor Arfa Batik complex) and new exhibits (in the State Museum). Anyway, the Taman Tamadun Islam may be worth the visit for those interested in seeing Islamic monuments of the world. Some of the monuments had accompanying displays and short videos in an air-conditioned area, which gave visitors a respite from the hot Terengganu sun. Meanwhile, in Kuala Lumpur I met some friends to catch up on the latest news.

All in all, I had a great time. I just wish I had a longer time but I’ve quite a lot to do at the office.
A photo of the Kuala Lumpur skyline from the hotel I stayed in. The PETRONAS Twin Towers are to the right and the Kuala Lumpur Tower to the left.
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I Have to Admit It

.. that keeping a blog is easier said than done. I am not disciplined to write on a frequent basis. My work gets in the way sometimes. My personal life gets in the sometimes. Anyway, I will not set any lofty numbers of blog posts that I must do each month. I could probably increase my posts by posting songs, tags and the like in this blog but I will not succumb to that. I'd like to keep my blog about things I care and feel strongly about. Anyway, we'll see how it goes.
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24 October 2008

Another vacation

I am off for another vacation this weekend. Well, I am not going anyway far, just good old KL. Going to meet my friends and that’s half of the fun. If all goes well, we’ll be in Kuala Trengganu for the weekend. I haven’t been there for sometime now.

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10 October 2008

Kota Kinabalu International Airport New Terminal Building

I’m now in the off new terminal building of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport. From the outside it looks very modern. The inside is airy and bright, unlike some stuffy and dark terminal buildings that I’ve been to.

Besides that, I like this airport for two things. First, there’s free Wifi (yeah, I am your average internet junkie) and second, there’s a superb view outside the terminal building. In the mornings and on good weather days (like today), you can actually see the majestic Mount Kinabalu in the distance.

The only thing that I don’t like so far is that there are no visible local or traditional designs incorporated in the design of the airport. So far, I only some traditional motives on the pillars in the departure hall. And there isn’t much to say about these motives – there are small and not very noticeable. As for the rest of the building, you’ll see lots of aluminium claddings and glass.

Here are some photos of the departure hall of the new terminal building.

Departure Hall

Pillar with traditional design

View outside the departure hall

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Another Business Trip

I am off to another business trip. This time I have to go to a small town in one of the southern states in Peninsular Malaysia. It’s just over the weekend but the best thing is that I get to see family and friends over in the Peninsular for the holidays. The holidays is one month long anyway. I’m currently waiting for my flight at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport new terminal building. I’ll blog more about it later. My trip this time is only for three days and I’ll be back in the office first thing Monday morning.
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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Minal Aidil Wal Faizin

I hope it is not too late for me to wish everyone the above. I took three days off for the holidays and got the whole week off. Nothing much happened over the holidays except I get to see my family and friends during it, which for me, is actually the most important part. I hope your Aidil Fitri celebration was a good one.
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