First Travel in 2007 and FREE WiFi

This is my first travel on official duty in 2007. Started on 16th Mac 2007 and the trip is to Alor Setar, Kedah. A normal 5 hour journey took me thirteen and a half hours. Well of course including sleeping in the car along the journey. I will stop at RnR to sleep whenever my eyes couldn’t stand it anymore. A three lane on the highway appears to be four and sometimes merge into one. So rather than meeting any consequences I better park my car and sleep.

In Alor Setar, I stayed at the Kedah Institute of Management accommodations at Jalan Sultanah. The Institute was set up by the Kedah State Government to upgrade the knowledge and efficiency of the public sectors.

After my duty in Alor Star completes, I move down to Ipoh. Stayed at Park City Hotel which is nearby the Perak Sports Complex. The hotel is a budget hotel but room is spacious and the rate is affordable. I took a Superior room on the new block at RM98.00. Another plus for staying in the hotel is that it provide free wifi internet which is available at the lobby. The last time I stayed at the hotel I can manage to access the internet from my room. However the signal is quite weak and I could hardly get 54Mbps. Just enough to get connected to the internet .

This time around I stayed at the 6th floor and could get access from a few spots of the JARING-Redsnapper. I am not sure who provide the FREE access but I think its the Perak Government initiavites to set up that coverage. It I am correct then this is the third effort by the governement to setu up FREE internet access for the public. One is at MITC in Air Keroh, Malacca. Then the Sarawak Government is doing the same for Miri resident.

I think I can lift my hat to the Perak State Government for providing this FREE access. Even this blog is written and posted from Tapah RnR along the North South Highway (PLUS) which is also FREE. This is one of the FREE wifi access zone along the highway. Another one is at the Sungai Perak RnR.

It is high time that the government provide FREE internet access at all government buildings to boost the internet usage capacity and spur Malaysian to be more computer literate and internet savvy. The internet is an ocean of knowledge which is waiting to be harvested and tapped.

Tahniah! Tahniah! Beregu Badminton Negara

Dua puluh Lima tahun kita menunggu untuk menjulang semula kejuaraan beregu dalam Kejohanan Badminton All England. Kali terakhir nama negara dijulang oleh pasangan adik-beradik Razif dan Jailani sidek. Dan kini nama negara semarak lagi. Pasangan Koo Kian Keat-Tan Boon Heong berjaya menewaskan beregu nombor satu dunia dari China, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, 21-15, 21-18. Walaupun semua orang gembira dengan kelahiran juara baru dari negara ini, kita juga tidak harus melupakan jurulatih mereka yang boleh diibaratkan sebagai akitek kejayaan seseorang atlet. Jurulatih biasanya berada di belakang tabir. Apabila atlet berjaya mereka dilupakan sementara apabila atlet tewas jurulatih yang menanggung kritikan.

Kejayaan pasangan ini adalah satu contoh kerjasama baik antara pemain (Kien Keat/Boon Heong) dan jurulatih (Rexy Mainaky/Yap Kim Hock) dan semua pihak terbabit yang menyumbang dalam kejuaraan mereka seperti khidmat sokongan sains sukan dan sebagainya.

“Pada masa sama, janganlah lupakan jasa jurulatih lama seperti Low Kean Tiong (bekas jurulatih Boon Heong) yang membimbing dari peringkat awal hingga sampai ke tahap sebegini,” demikian kata Ketua Pengarah Majlis Sukan Negara, Datuk Dr. Ramlan bin Abdul Aziz.

Berita-berita kejayaan mereka
Harian Metro
Atlet Negara Wajar Contohi……..
New All England champion
PM thanks Khoo

Kredit Gambar: Berita Harian Online

Destination Port Dickson

Today I took off to Port Dickson (PD). The last time I was in Port Dickson was April last year. There will be a workshop to write the sports specific curriculum for coaching. A few sports was called up to complete their coaching curriculum for all the three levels under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

Left my house at 9.00 pm and drove up to PD through the North South Highway (PLUS). The journey to PD is just about 1hr 15 minutes. Drive along the PLUS Highway and then take Exit 219. Toll rate from Sg Besi Toll Plaza is RM 7.70. After passing the toll plaza you will reach a traffic light and take a right turn. Drive straight until you see another sign showing the route to Port Dickson. From there you have the choice of using the trunk road or the highway. The trunk road will take you through Mantin and Rantau. Whereas the highway will take you direct to Port Dickson but you still have the exits to Mantin and Springhills. The open toll fare for this highway is RM 2.60.

The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson is about 13 kilometres.

My destination in Port Dickson is Tiara Beach Resort. I will update this blog later with some pictures of Tiara Beach Resort.

Posted from Tiara Beach Resort, Port Dickson.
The wifi internet access is from Kemang Internet.

Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and PC Fair

PC Fair has been an annual event and many Malaysian will wait for the fair to get a better deal in purchasing computers, its accessories and man other ICT paraphernalia. This year the PC Fair is just round the corner. The first series will be in April. PC Fair is an activity of PIKOM.

This year is Visit Malaysia Year and its time for tourist to drop by the Fair and get what you bargain for.

This years calendar is as follows;

April 6-8 Penang,Malacca, Sandakan, Tawau and Kuching
April 13-15 Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Ipoh, Batu Pahat, Kuantan
April 20-22 Kepala Batas, Taiping, Sibu, Miri, Tanjung Karang, Muar

Come visit Malaysia and bring home some computers.

Site to visit
Tourism Malaysia
Virtual Malaysia