Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Independence of Malaysia

'Dataran Pahlawan' Shopping center.
A-Famosa (Malacca)
Malaysia achieved its independence on the 31th August 1957. Malaysia were previously colonized by the British, Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese, the British being the last before Independence. One of my favourite historic place in Malaysia is Malacca as its one of the historic place where Malaya achieved its independence, now Malaysia. The word Malacca is named after a tree from Malaysia. Back in 2007, my family and I went to Malacca, it is a very historical city but had been undergone major modernization. The most happening place in the town of Malacca is called 'Dataran Pahlawan', it is a shopping center basically. The scenery at the town is spectacular with a show of light and laser on certain days. It is basically a fusion of old buildings left the colonists and modern buildings. During those occasions, we went to the place where the Portuguese and Dutch churches were built in the 16th. century apart from other places.

At the highest peak - Langkawi Island
The second attraction place we love to visit in Malaysia is Langkawi, which is a small island at the northern part of Malaysia. Unlike Malacca, Langkawi is not a historical place but it has several nice beaches and great hotels with the world heritage site known as Langkawi, Geopark. It is an ideal location for many to getaway from the cold winter during end of the year. The weather in Langkawi is always sunny and it hardly rains. What's more interesting is, it is a tax free island.

Inside Aquaria with my little brother.
The third is the famous one, Kuala Lumpur. It is the capital city of Malaysia. Tourists often go to visit the iconic KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center) for photo snapshots. The KLCC has indoor science center called Petrosains which is our regular place to hangout when mom goes shopping. There's also an indoor aquarium called 'Aquaria'.
Twin Tower KLCC. Little Brother
Inside Petrosains: Me reflected mirror.

KLCC Water Fountain
Penang Island
Another place that we never miss to spend holiday in Malaysia is Penang Island where good food and fantastic beach holiday is the main attraction. In Penang, Holiday Inn at Feringghi is the regular hotel we always stayed. The hotel is fronting the Feringghi Beach and the swimming pool is fabulous. The last time we visited in 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Hotel Penang next door was under construction. If not surely we would had made a trip and stayed there.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Mom's the best!

During this fasting period, mom's cooking has always remain our favourite! Although once in a while we do buy food from outside. She would could almost everything from 'killer' spaghetti bolognese to delicious Nasi Lemak. Well today's menu would be special curry and curry puffs!
Curry Delight

Nasi campur

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The Dubai Adventure

In 2006, I went to Dubai from Dhaka, Bangladesh on an Emirates flight.  Dubai is very futuristic and has lots of attractions. We stayed at the Dusit Dubai 6 star hotel. The hotel itself has lots of facilities such as indoor swimming pool, games room and etc.... we spent most of the day at the indoor swimming. On the second day, we went to Ski Dubai, that place was awesome but freezing cold. we came there unprepared.....we forgot to bring our gloves. We played on the slides and snow fight with my brother but the snow wasn't as soft like the real snow. On the third day, we went to a place called Jumeirah (If i'm not mistaken). The scenery at Jumeirah was so nice and we even took picture in front of the Burj Al Arab the best hotel in the world. After a tiring day, we went to a nearby restaurant and we ordered naan with some other foods. The food was classy and so delicious.......... I wish I could go there again....It was truly Asia (mid-east Asia style).
The whole family in front of Burj Dubai
In front of the masjid for Friday prayer

On top of a tower overlooking Mall of Emirates for dinner at a Malaysian owned restaurant

Al-Deira shopping mall

Sunday, 14 August 2011

How to kick a powerful curl shot to the left angle

This is another easy quick way to learn how to kick the football with a curl angle to the left. Make sure you wear socks not like me!