Friday, September 15, 2006
Despite the fact that batik may have originated elsewhere, most observers believe that batik has reached its highest artistic expression in Indonesia, particularly in Java. The art of Batik was later spread to the rest of the Indonesian archipelago and to the Peninsula Malaysia where the popularity of the cloth led to the establishment of many other production centers. Batik has become a very central means of artistic expression for many of the areas of Asia and a deeply integrated facet of Asian culture.
More reading at : http://www.langkawi.com.my/batik.html
Batik Art Village (Atma Alam)
Atma Alam, Langkawi's original Art Village in Padang Mat Sirat was made possible by a young couple set out to realize a long-time dream. Aza Osman, an oil painter and Roshadah Yusof, a batik artist, have created a wonderful heaven of art and culture, showcasing the creative energy of a generation.
More info about this attraction at : http://www.cuti.com.my/Sub/Kedah/Langkawi/langkawi_batik_art_village.htm
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Google Earth Placemark: http://www.freewebtown.com/infodepot/googleearth/pulau%20langkawi.kmz
Dataran Lang, Langkawi
From muddy coastal mangroves to tombs that speak of past legends, Langkawi has sights both peculiar and fascinating to explore. The island is also a natural repository for marvellous flora and fauna beckoning you to come and admire. Then there are plenty of landmarks and historical establishments on the island, shrouded in tales of giants and magic for visitors interested in Langkawi’s culture.More info found at http://www.langkawi-info.com/
Langkawi Cable Car
Also located inside the Oriental Village, the clear bubble shaped cable car takes the 2.2km ride up the mountainside on a 42 degree incline. Gunung Macincang at 708 metres offers a spectacular view. Starting from about sea level, the Cable Car rises from about sea level to an altitude of over 700 metres. Along the near vertical lift, tourists are presented with the towering cliff face named 'Matahari Face'.
Map of Langkawi Island, Malaysia
If you have Google Earth at your pc, download this .kmz files and you can see location of this island and some placemark from satelite.
If you dont have Google Earth, you can download here http://earth.google.com/
Google Earth Placemark :
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Drop out of the searing heat of the sun and bring yourself into the calm, warm water that envelopes your body and soul. Shallow seas, warm currents and the richness of marine life,will greet you happily and it's really heavens for underwater lovers. All these paradise like islands are the perfect places for swimming, scuba diving, fishing, boating, canoeing and snorkeling. Almost all of these lush and tropical islands are surrounded by virgin jungle, swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches, warm sapphire blue water and a colourful coral gardens.
It's a must be a heaven for all nature lovers..!
Malaysia, ur choice of destination
Malaysia is one of the multiraces country (Malay, Chinese, Indian and others).....Malaysia, such a peaceful place....
Out of earthquake and volcanoes attack...thanks to the Lord! Tornado..? Nope ! No twister here..
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Malaysia is a federation of 13 states in Southeast Asia, formed in 1963. The country consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea:
* Peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link to the south with Singapore. It consists of nine sultanates (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu), two states headed by governors (Malacca and Penang), and two federal territories (Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur).
* Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and surrounding the Sultanate of Brunei. It consists of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan island.
As states of Malaysia were formerly British colonies, many Malaysian institutions are based on those of the British. For instance, the Malaysian system of government draws heavily on the British Westminster system. The head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (colloquially referred to as the King), who is elected from among the state sultans to a five-year term, making Malaysia one of two elective monarchies in the world (the other is Vatican City).
As a constitutional monarchy, executive power is vested in the Prime Minister, with the King serving as more of a figurehead. The legislative branch consists of Parliament, which is mostly based on the British Parliament. A judiciary has also been established under the Constitution. The Barisan Nasional (National Front), a coalition of several political parties, has ruled Malaysia since Malaya's independence in 1957.
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