History – Declaration Of Independance

The Independance of the Federation of Malaya was declared in Malacca. The monument to mark the declaration was build at now Dataran Pahlawan nearby the famous A Formosa.

Dataran Pahlawan at Bandar Hilir Malacca can be duped as a one stop history of Malaysia from her early days of Parameswara till today. Remnants of history can still be seen and as time goes new discoveries has been unearthed to walk back into history.

Mega hotel, Miri

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It is my second stay at The Mega Hotel situated at the heart of Miri town. Well, I get a government rate for my stay here. It is situated at Lot 907, Jalan Merbau, P .O. Box 1165, 98008 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: (6) 085 -432432, Fax: (6) 085- 433433. Website : http://www.megahotel.com.my

Mega Hotel is ideally located in the business and entertainment hub, within easy reach to gastronomic and shoppers’ delights, with easy access to commercial complexes and government buildings. Miri is Sarawak’s bustling Oil Town and a melting pot of different races and culture, a harmonious mix of indigenous and with a notable expatriate community. Whether in Miri for business or pleasure, MEGA HOTEL is the choice of accommodation and starting point to an exciting stay.

Down there you can sit and relax over a cup of tea of have light meals from evening till midnight. Just walk across the road from the hotel.

A view from my room.


The WiFi signals that my laptop detected from my room on the 9th floor. However I was connected to the onternet using Mega Hotel’s own WiFi signal and it is FREE.

The swimming pool on the 4th Floor. There’s also a Jacuzzi at the other end of the pool.

View from the pool

Hotel- The Waterfront, Labuan

I stayed at the Waterfront hotel situated in Labuan. The hotel with a marina has a sailors atmosphere with rooms all white. Mmmm… staying for 5 days at the hotel makes me feel that I am a sailor (LOL). The Waterfront is an international class hotel built for the financial and business industry.
The hotel is situated adjacent to the largest shopping complex in Labuan, The Financial Park where one can buy chocolates and/or liquor (a must buy for visitors).
Other facilities provided by the hotel is a large swimming pool, The Sunset Bar, Gymnasium, Health Centre, Karaoke and TM’s Hotspot. I can receive one bar from my room but not able to log on to the internet. I think the hotel should provide FREE highspeed broadband access to its stay in guest instead of TM’s hotspot service which is only available at the lobby and coffee house.

The hotel address is No 1 Jalan Wawasan, Labuan. Tel : 087 418111 Fax : 087 413468

Just nice to relax

The shower

Wardrobe, coffee making facilities and mini fridge.

Two beds but since I stayed alone, one is always vacant.

What I collected from the hotel.

The Marina next to the hotel.

MH 2593 MYY-KUL

After five days in Miri its time to go home. My flight was MH 2593 on MAS. I had requested earlier for seat 27A which is on th portside. If you on one of the lucky flight between East Malaysia and West Malaysia, you will have the opportunity to see the Natuna Islands along the way. Natuna belongs to Indonesia and I was surprised that there inhabitants on the island in the South China Sea since its quite far away from Jakarta. Pictures in this blog was taken while on flight except the full aerial view of the island (right) which was downloaded from the net.
A Fly Asian Xpress (FAX) plane that had just landed

Access point in the waiting lounge at Miri Airport. Access is 10 cents per minute and I wonder is there anybody who use the facilities. Its FREE in Changi and other airports. (Hey, thats my trolley bag in the foreground)
Oil platform off the shore of Miri.

My meal of fried rice with prawns and beans. Its very tasty

Natuna Island

Signs that show that there is inhabitants

Another part of the island

KLIA – About to touch down. Think this my first time touching down from this side.