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The lost world of Malaysia

For adventure type and nature lovers, the word ‘The Lost World’ sounds so intriguing to them. The word lost world remind us of movies like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and The Lost World of Atlantis.

The mysteries and new findings in The lost world will motivate people to explore it. The lost world always describe like very remote area, no inhabitant, usually prohibited areas by the natives, no basic land access and usually surrounded with misty jungle.

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— asmaliana

skyrest pillow

Bring your own pillow on a flight…

A pillow will remain at the bedroom. You don’t bring your own pillow during flight. A headrest is a normal option. But the crave for a real pillow during a long travel has produced an idea for practical pillow that you can use during flight.

It’s SkyRest® Inflatable Travel Pillow.

The creator claim that this pillow facilitates a comfortable sleep while leaning forward on an airplane. It’s portable because it can easy inflation/deflation. If you curious about it, you can have a look or ordered it here.

— asmaliana


Where to find a 5 star spa?

By asking the taxi driver? phone directory services? They can easily point you a 5 star hotel but a spa? I think can’t. At the moment people still don’t match Spa for a star rating.

People from Tourism Ministry already starting to give ratings for spa. The ratings ranging from 1 to 5. Of course higher the better. So you can browse here at the Ministry of Tourism official portal to find the stars…

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— asmaliana

zheng he

Drink tea and learn at Zheng He

At Jalan Kuli, in the heart of Melaka Old China Town, you can learn how to drink tea. Literally everybody can drink tea. Just put the tea, pour hot water and just drinklah. Add the sugar accordingly.

But what you can learn at Zheng He tea house is an art originating from China 4000 years ago. Of course there are many others who practice this tea art and Zheng He tea house are among it. This place is devoted for tea, not like the modern kopitiam where you can order everything.

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Not Malaysian natural climate

In Malaysia, few times if lucky, tourist will experience some kind of fog daylight. Fog usually happen here in the morning or at the hill areas . This type of fog is cool and refreshing.

But the other type of fog can make the whole day very dim. Plus you can look up at the sun is a disaster. It’s the haze from land clearing fires. Not originated locally but from the neighboring countries. Read in the latest news here.

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— asmaliana


Hang Tuah festival 2011

Hang Tuah is a Melaka warrior legend. Like King Arthur mythology in England. The undefeated heroic aspect of this warrior making the legends and myth more interesting to talk rather that the actual history itself.

So the Hang Tuah festival will be held at Melaka Malay Sultanate Musueum at Banda hilir, from 23 to 25 September 2011. Just behind Porta de Santiago. The festival will try to exhibit all the Malay culture and custom in a live demo.

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— asmaliana


Limitation of Hotels liability to guest loss….

In Malaysia, the limitation of any hotel, tavern, guess house, is referred to INNKEEPERS ACT 1952.

The section 4 of Innkeepers act:

Limitation of innkeepers’ liability

4. No innkeeper shall be liable to make good to any guest of such
innkeeper any loss of or injury to goods brought to his inn, not
being a horse or other live animal, or any gear appertaining thereto
or any car or carriage, to a greater amount than the sum of five
hundred ringgit, except in the following cases:

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— asmaliana

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