25 December, 2012
24 December, 2012
01 November, 2012
The KLIA2 is getting to take its shape. Soon there will be a third runway completed to complement the existing two runways at the KLIA.
As compared with the existing Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), the KLIA2 will be better integrated with KLIA in term of passengers movement. Hopefully, passengers arriving at KLIA2 will easily transferred to the KLIA terminal.
I also wish that the low cost airline that will operate at the KLIA2 will allow the check-in baggage to be transferred to the KLIA terminal so that it will be easier for passengers to transfer to their respective airlines at the KLIA.
27 October, 2012
One of the ferries which is about to depart the terminal since our ferry is approaching the terminal.
At the terminal, specially constructed ramp enable vehicles and pedestrian to safely enter and exit the ferry.
Pedestrian path is separated from the path for vehicles.
Another view of the upper deck of the ferry.
Vehicles are queueing up to enter the ferry.
21 October, 2012
While passing through a stretch of the North-South Expressway, I saw an AES enforcement system in the process of capturing a picture of a vehicle speeding over the stipulated speed limit.
The following were observed while the AES system unleasehed its power to enforce the speed limit:
1. The system fired a very bright light upon the speeding vehicle even during a very sunny day. You can imagine what happen when the system is firing its bright light in the darkness of the night. It might cause temporary blindness to road user.
2. The speeding vehicle was traveling on the inner most lane and after knowing the AES had snap the picture, the vehicle slows down. I am sure that the image of his vehicle had been captured by the AES. At the same time, another vehicle traveling at a lower speed on the outer lane suddenly stop his or her vehicle upon realising that the AES system had releasing the bright light. The driver's was taken by surprise and got confused causing him to suddenly stop his vehicle in the middle of the highway. His reaction could cause major accident since the trailing vehicle could easily rear ended his vehicle.
3. In the above situation, hopefully the AES system will capture the actual speeding vehicle i.e. the vehicle on the inner most lane and not the vehicle which is travelling at a very slow speed on the outer lane. There is no way of verifying this situation until the driver of the vehicles get the summon letter.
4. The stretch of highway is going downhill and almost all vehicles were traveling at a very slow speed to avoid the speed trap. The slow speed caused localised traffic jam on the stretch of the highway.
Thus, there are vehicles which will automatically observed the stipulated speed limit at the presence of the AES system. Also, there are unfamiliar drivers whose action could cause secondary accidents due to the system.
18 October, 2012
There are 12 data centres around the world which store and serve all of the information. Explore the Google data center in the following video.
Visit the Google Green Blog for the latest news about Google's data centers in more detail.
Also, visit The Gallery for more pictures of the data centres.
15 October, 2012
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18 September, 2012
During recent incident, it was believed that lightning strike started the fire while the vessel was being loaded with methanol.
16 September, 2012
Found this kiosk selling several varieties of MAGGI products at the departure lounge of Chennai Airport, Tamil Nadu, India. The motto of the kiosk is "Taste Bhi Health Bhi".
The soup, noodles and beverages are reasonably priced. Noticed that all prices are in rupees. Also the Noodles varieties are Masala, Atta and Cuppamania. I am not really sure what they are since I haven't ordered noodles from the kiosk.
Large pair of spoon and fork at the corner of the kiosk.
15 September, 2012
Planet One is one of a luxury boat anchored at the Kuching Waterfront. The boat looks very impressive with an aerodynamic body design indicating that the boat can travel very fast in the open sea.
Communication and weather monitoring system is very sophisticated with the boat of its size. TracVision is an antenna system to pick up satellite TV design for boats and yatch. I am just wondering who is the owner of the boat.
Regatta Sarawak and Science and Innovation 2012 was officiated this morning. The event started from 14 September until 16 September. The venue of the event is Kuching Waterfront.
As usual, there are many people congregating at the Kuching Waterfront to visit the Science and Innovation 2012 booths and also to watch the Sarawak Regatta.
08 September, 2012
What do you think about this motorcyclist with his modified motorcycle? It seemed that this motorcycle can carry anything. Furthermore, look closer at the limited space available for the motorcyclist to manoeuvre his motorcycle safely.
02 September, 2012
If you have a 4 X 4, it can handle more than you ever imagine. I don't think it is legal to load your 4 X 4 to exceed its intended capacity. If it is legal, you know what to do with your 4 X 4. Please keep in mind about road safety and not to really overload your vehicle. Drivers usually don't have full control of overloaded vehicle.
01 September, 2012
Jom Heboh 10 is currently being held today and tomorrow at Stadium Negeri Sarawak. As usual, there are a lot of activities going on at the carnival. Even though the weather is scorching hot, there are a lot of visitors to the carnival. The JOM Heboh will present the following artists:
"Once in a Blue Moon" is a phrase used colloquially to mean "a rare event". Also, "Once in a Blue Moon" also associated with the rare occurrence related to the physical moon. However, as long as the event is rare, it is "Once in a Blue Moon". The once in a blue moon events associated with the physical moon is discussed in the following.
Once in a Blue Moon on Merdeka Day
Because the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, most months only see one full moon. But every once in a while a full moon, exactly occurs once every 2.7 years, rises twice in the same month and becomes a blue moon. For example, this year, the second full moon in a month occurred on Aug 31 after the first one on Aug 2. This year's Malaysia Merdeka Day as reported by Bernama falls on a blue moon. The next time we humans will see a blue moon is on July 31, 2015.
19 August, 2012
Today all muslims in Malaysia celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Fitri after observing fasting for one month in the month of Ramadan. I would like to wish all muslims Happy Eidul Fitri. Drive safely and hOpe everyone have a safe journey.
16 August, 2012
Hopefully, all of the 3-line systems will integrate efficiently with the existing public transportation system in order to reduce traffic congestion in Kuala Lumpur area.
However, severe congestion are expected to occur along several routes within the vicinity of the construction area while the MRT lines are under construction. Users are encourage to use alternative routes which can be found HERE.
15 August, 2012
Irresponsible people are taking advantage of high price of scrap metal causing great danger to the public. The purpose of guardrail is to prevent serious injury to out of control vehicles. However, due to rampant theft of metals, the guardrail cannot serve it purpose to eliminate serious injuries whenever accident happen.
If you are very observant, you will find out that most of the guardrails are incapacitated due to the rampant theft of metal parts. The thefts cause great loss to the nation economy and also to any individual involving in accident involving the malfunction facilities.
12 August, 2012
A few days ago, more than 100 passengers were trapped in a stranded monorail train in Kuala Lumpur. The train was halted when safety mechanism of the train detected mulfunction of the train's traction. The safety mechanism of the train had cut off the power supply of the train to prevent the train from uncontrolled acceleration. In case of runaway train, it can be stopped using safety cushion installed at the end of the rail track as shown in the picture. Since the train has a built in safety mechanism, it is unlikely to encounter the runaway train scenario.
11 August, 2012
In order to improve connectivity and safety, pedestrian walkway is provided thoughout greater Kuala Lumpur area. Now, pedestrian can conveniently travel between strategic destinations without crossing major roads, thus providing comfort, convenient and safety. However, pedestrian need to ensure cleanliness of the facility. As can be seen in the picture, throughout the pedestrian walkway, rubbish were thrown everywhere and the facility were not being clean for quite sometime. Otherwise, local authority needs to find measures to ensure the facility is kept clean all the time.
05 August, 2012
Without money, without credit card and without travel insurance, your situation might be so critical. You need to have a backup plan where you can store your most vital details and documents.
You need to have a secure flash drive loaded with all of the vital information all the time with you while traveling. The flash drive needs to be tough and tiny. The you need to organize the important data on your flash drive. Please refer to HERE for more tips.
02 August, 2012
Many of the tips are proven to be true through experience. I am sure that some of you have your own ways of keeping stress free while at home after returning from work.
07 July, 2012
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06 May, 2012
Auto Rickshaw or auto as it is called in India is a typical mode of transport in India. As shown in the picture, the Auto Rickshaw is also easy to maintain and reconstruct. Most of other developing countries also has many of such type of vehicles plying the roads. The vehicle is usually used as a taxi to transport either four or six passengers. The vehicle can maneuvers efficiently along a congested streets in any city.
25 April, 2012
Each country usually has its own set of traffic rules. Some country, the use of horn is quite taboo and can lead to road bully. However, in some other countries, the use of horn is encouraged and it is a common practice among drivers to sound their vehicle's horn. For example, as in the picture, most heavy vehicles have unique sign indicating other drivers to sound their horn. This picture was taken during our recent trip to Chennai, India.