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Friday, September 5, 2008

Teluk Champedak morning walk

From Kuantan, look out for signboards that point you to Pantai Teluk Chempedak which is located just 10 minutes outside the city centre. This popular beach is hosted by the international-class Hyatt Regency Resort.

If there is a vote on which beach is more popular on the East Coast of Malaysia, Teluk Chempedak will definitely rank head-to-head with the well-known Pantai Cherating. Teluk Chempedak is the closest beach attraction for the city of half-a-million dwellers. Hence, it is not uncommon to see the beach is filled with evening strollers, kite flyers, windsurfers and even swimmers.

Teluk Chempedak can be considered to be very fashionable. The beach itself is rather average, with run-of-the-mill beach sands and somewhat murky waters. Yet, the beach hosts quite a number of eating joints and night clubs that are well patronized by locals and outsiders alike. Taking on the prime spot is a McDonald's outlet which has recently been renovated to feature bigger dining areas and fresh al fresco design in a brightly painted building. Right before the entrance to Hyatt Regency Resort is another popular outlet called Palm Beach Bistro housed in a fancy thatched-roof café fronting the beautiful beach. Further from the beach are a number of eateries and night clubs housed in a row of old shop houses that have been tastefully renovated.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Matta fair 2008

The Malaysia's no.1 travel fair - Matta fair is back! The exhibition date is on 5th Sept to 7th Sept. For those who wanted to go travel, be sure to pay a visit to this travel fair. They are offering low fares and travel bargains.

I wanted to go there to collect some information on Gold Coast, Australia. We bought Air Asia's free seat to Gold Coast early of the year. Our traveling date is on April 2009!

Better go earlier to avoid the crowd!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Postpone trips to Thailand unless they are urgent

There have been no reports of Malaysians affected by the clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters here yesterday, but the Malaysian embassy has advised Malaysians to postpone trips to Thailand unless they are urgent.

Malaysians in Bangkok have been advised to avoid rally grounds in the Thai capital as the situation may change instantly and without warning.

Despite the state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, there was no curfew or restriction on the movement of people. The clashes were confined to specific areas near the Government House and Rajamdamnoen Road, while most parts of the capital remained calm and business went on as usual, except for schools which have been closed for 3 days.

Furthermore, there is a possibility to face inconvenience in terms of transportation or a strike by some state agencies, citing the ongoing disruption of railway services as well as the closing of airports a few days ago in Phuket, Krabi and Hatyai.

In clashes early morning September 2, a man was killed and at least 40 people injured, some by gunshots, when pro- and anti-government supporters clashed near the seized Government House, forcing hundreds of Thai soldiers to move in to restore order.

On Aug 26, thousands of anti-government supporters stormed Government House, the seat of the prime minister's office, while hundreds of rival pro-government groups tried to evacuate them on September 2.