Merdeka Cup 2013

Fixtures for this years Merdeka Tournament has been released and I copied this schedule from Ticketpro. Matches will be played at Stadium Darulmakmur, Kuantan and Stadium Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh, Temerloh, Pahang. For purchasing tickets online go HERE.

To recap, the tournament was incepted in 1957 to honour Merdeka in the same year and Hong Kong emerge as the first champion after defeating Indonesia. Malaya emerge champion the following year defeating Hong Kong. As a record, Malaysia (Malaya included) emerge as Champion for 9 times followed by South Korea and Myanbar (Burma) with 7 wins and 3 wins. 
For previous results GO TO
The tournament was cancelled in 2009 while it was not organised from 2010 -2012. 
Credit: All images belongs to ticketpro.

Internet Hotel Booking – Just An Experience

Recently I travelled to Ipoh for an assignment. It was a 3 days 2 nights outing and had to stay at a hotel.

Being internet savvy, I do my business online through websites that arrange accomodations online. I had used such service when I travel to Hong Kong in 2004.

I searched and found a hotel that gave a good offer, nearly 50% of the rack rate exclusive taxes. So I booked for two nights and paid the dues required. Well I was given a RM73 a night Deluxe room.  Settled and travel to Ipoh.

I had a surprise when I check-in. No!!! I was not shortchanged but the man behind the counter asked me why booked through the internet and mentioned the site that I made the dealing. I was told that walk-in guest can get even a lower rate than what I get through the internet. I can even get RM70 per night for walk in.  So which is worth? 

Maybe you had a better experience. Well, of course it will be a different story if we travel to a foreign land. Or else might lay your head on the sidewalk. 

You Knew This Spot?

Eventhough this not the actual material but this is the actual site that has been carved in the history annals of Malaya. Not many of us might realise that this is the historical spot in the whole of Persekutuan Tanah Memayu when the British Union Jack was lowered and replaced by what now we know as Jalur Gemilang. This happens at midnight of 31st August 1957.

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This spot is located on Dataran Merdeka in front of the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building on Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur.

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This year we celebrate 56