30 October, 2011

Haj Carrier

Haj Carrier by wanhashim
Haj Carrier, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

After sending Malaysian to Mecca to perform their Haj, this aircraft decorated with Tabung Haji emblem is parked at the KLIA airport. The plane will start busy again to bring back Malaysian soon after the Haj season is over within a couple of weeks.

Traffic Accident

Two days ago, while on the way to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), I saw an accident involving a car and pedestrian. Referring to the following picture, the impact of the accident was severe and I am certain that the victim could not survive such an impact.

Road Accident

As can be seen in the following pictures, the scene of the accidents was crowded with people eager enough to know what was happening. Due to the curiosity, both sides of the highway were congested.

I think that the victim was at fault because he was hit by the vehilce while crossing the busy six lanes highway. Unless that he crossed the highway at the designated pedestrian crossing (if there is any), the chances of being hit by vehicles is very high.

Road Accident

Road Accident

Amazing Cars and Motorcycles

Good Looking BMW

Today I managed to observe several amazing cars and motorcycles. The color and outfit of the vehicles are very elegant and good looking.

Royal Police Car

UTHM 11th Convocation

Royal Police Riders

Big Machine

29 October, 2011

UTHM 11th Convocation

Cngratulations to all graduates of the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in conjunction to the 11th Convocation which is officially started today until 31st Oct 2011. There are more than 2000 graduates being conferred their respective degrees and certificates for this year convocation.

UTHM 11th Convocation

UTHM 11th Convocation

UTHM 11th Convocation

Good Looking BMW

Royal Police Riders

UTHM 11th Convocation

Congratulations to Prof Ir. Dr. Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad for being conferred Emeritus Rofessor.

Anugerah Profesor Emeritus

UTHM 11 th Convocation

One of the special dessert being served after the ceremony.

Tapioca Dessert

KLIA 2 Terminal in Progress

Referring to the following pictures, construction of KLIA 2 terminal is progressing as planned. KLIA 2 will be the world's first mega terminal for low-cost carriers. The terminal will be able to carry the expected high growth rate of passengers using low-cost carriers for the next 10 to 15 years.

I am really hopeful that there will be seamless connectivity between the main KLIA terminal and KLIA 2 terminal. As of the current low-cost terminal in Sepang, the connectivity with the main KLIA terminal is not so commendable. There are a lot of improvements need to be carried out to provide better connectivity between the terminals. Thus, hopefully, passengers transferring between KLIA 2 terminal and KLIA will be much better in the future so that more passengers will be able to visit both terminals at any one time.

Read HERE for previous entry about the launching of KLIA 2 terminal.

Klia 2 Airport

Klia 2 Airport

28 October, 2011

Coffee Please

Coffee by wanhashim
Coffee, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

I like the design of this cup of coffee set. It is purposely designed not to be symmetric.

23 October, 2011

Bunkface's Live Performance

In conjunction with Unimas's 15 th Convocation, popular Malaysian band Bunkface performed live at Unimas last night. The band was formed in 2005 consists of three main members i.e. Sam (lead vocalist), Youk (bass guitarist) and Paan (Lead guitarist). I have to admit that the band is very popular among the youth judging from the reaction of the audiances eventhough this is my first time watching their live performance. Apparently, this band had won several awards since 2009. Bunkface Bunkface's Lead Singer Bunkface Group in Action

22 October, 2011

Biggest Employers

Among the top 10 world' biggest employers are the names that are very familiar to us and that should be because of the fact that they are the world's biggest. However, some of the names are still not very familiar especially companies that are originated from China. It is good to know about some of the information related to the biggest employers. Among the familiar names are IBM, McDonald, Carrefour, and Tesco. For more information, please read HERE.

17 October, 2011

Kuching Waterfront

IMG_0499 by wanhashim
IMG_0499, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

Last Sunday, it was unusually very quiet day along Kuching's waterfront. Usually, there are a lot of activities going on along the water front. Also, during other times, the road along the waterfront was usually congested but not on last Sunday afternoon.

11 October, 2011

Facebook Application for Ipad

Finally, after a long delay, an official facebook application for Ipad can be downloaded HERE. For Ipad's users, gone are the days for using crappy Ipad's application. However, more time will be wasted for friend and unfriend activities. The official facebook for Ipad's application looks similar to other facebook applications except that it is so compatible with Ipad and very easy to use.

09 October, 2011

Car Free Sunday

On Sunday, there will be no traffic from 8:00 until 18:00, local time, on Milan streets. The ban is imposed when pollution exceeds certain standard over a period of 12 days. The measure was taken to reduce smog from Milan city. This type of measure was first taken in 2007 when the pollution exceeded certain standard for 12 consecutive days. From my point of view, this type of measure is too drastic because there are other types of intervention that should be considered such as by improving the pubic transportation services so that more users will leave their private vehicles behind. With time, pollution levels in the city will reduce due to less number of vehicles on the road.

01 October, 2011

Crosstrainer Kettler Verso 109

Crosstrainer Verso 109 by wanhashim
Crosstrainer Verso 109, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

This is a basic version of Crosstrainer by Kettler. So far this crosstrainer is very comfortable to ride and very reliable. It gives a good workout for the entire body. The 12 kg flywheel mass gives it a very comfortable and smooth rides.

Technical Specifications are as follows:

Information display:
Time measurement, distance covered, speed, stepping speed, energy consumption
Pulse-rate (Polar compatible) with integrated pulse-rate receiver
Hand sensors (included)
Magnetic Brake system
300 mm Drive system Drivewheel
Approx. 12-Kg Flywheel mass
Strain range1-8 (manual)
Only use 2 batteries (type AA-1.5V) as a power supply
Size when set up (L x W x H in cm)115 /60 /164
Max. weight110 kg
Use ball bearings on turning joints

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat by wanhashim
Fishing Boat, a photo by wanhashim on Flickr.

This is a typical fishing boat in Malaysia. It was displayed at one of the shopping mall in Kuching recently. I am not really sure what was the theme of the showcase, i.e. either to showcase the fishing boat or something else. What ever it is, the boat is newly built and the decoration on the boat is very impressive.