MATIC In Kuala Lumpur

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The best first stop for tourist who landed in Kuala Lumpur must be MATIC No 109 on Jalan Ampang. MATIC stands for Malaysia Tourism Centre. Click HERE for Information and Map to MATIC. However many people in the city might know the place by another name Saloma Bistro since it house a popular theatre and restaurant for functions in the city.

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MATIC Information Centre for Tourist

MATIC office is located within the compound whose history dated back to 1935, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City. Click HERE for compound PLAN.

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The colonial building in which MTC currently resides was originally a building constructed as a family residence in 1935 by Mr. Eu Tong Sen, a wealthy and renowned mining and rubber estate tycoon in Kuala Lumpur. It sits on 2.6 hectares of land, which was formerly a rambutan orchard.

During the second World War when the Japaese overan Malaya, it became the Japanese governments military base but regained by the British after sealing their victory over Japan in 1945. It served as the British garrison camp in Kuala Lumpur until 1956.

In February 24, 1948, the building again played host to an important historical event when the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya held its first meeting here. In February 24, 1948, the building again played host to an important historical event when the Federal Council of the Federation of Malaya held its first meeting here.

As the Federation of Malaya was gearing towards Independence, the building was chosen as the Federal Military Office responsible for the setting up of the military army for the newly independent nation. On July 15, 1956, the building was officially unveiled as the Federal Government’s army base by Major General F.H. Brooks, the highest-ranking officer in the Federal Army.

This complex has many historical events to its honour and you can read it HERE. For facilities than can be utilize by the public click HERE.

Cocoa Botique

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Karyaneka

Centre for tourist to buy local handicrafts as souvenir.
Saloma Bistro 

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Tourism Malaysia Office

Malaysia Tourism Centre
109, Jalan Ampang,
50450, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 9235 4800 / 4900
Fax: 03 2162 1149
E-mail:webmaster@matic.gov.my

HOW TO GO

For tourist who travel individually there are a few options to reach MATIC from KLIA or LCCT. One can take a cab from the airport but if you are traveling on a shoestring budget, there are other means of transport.

From LCCT there is coach service to KL Central that just cost below MYR 10.00 for a one hour journey. Tourist who lande at KLIA can opt fort he ERL to KL Central.

From KL Central take the MyRapid KL Kelana Jaya line to Dang Wangi or the Monorail to Bukit Nenas. Both stations are located nearby MATIC. Bukit Nenas Station is just about 50 metres away while Dang Wangi about 300 metres. If you are already in the city one of the best option is to take the Hop On Hop Off bus service since it will take you on a round of one day KL city tour when you purchase the ticket. It make a stop at MATIC.

 

Help Stop Phishing

Received an email from CIMB Clicks today, a reminder about online scam. As usual I will read first whether it is a genuine mail or it landed in my Spam Box.

Banks will usually not ask online banking customers to perform any transactions through emails. If even there is just check who sent the email and where the email want to lead you. Just Right Click on the email address and Inspect Element. The inspect element window will show where the actual email arrive or where to send. Whatever it is, just be 200% wary since scammers will try and test any way possible to scam prospective victims.

The content of the email from CIMBClicks mention about “Phishing”

Phishing is a type of scam where fraudsters blast emails to a mass audiencein their malicious attempt to lure unsuspecting  people to fake websites. 

The email also attach this graphic as a piece of advice to people who use to perform online banking.

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MH370 Misteri Kedua Selepas 1937

Semua orang di seluruh dunia masih tertanya-tanya apa yang berlaku kepada Flight MH370. Sudah masuk hari ke 22 dan masih belum ada apa-apa bukti yang menunjukkan ia terhempas. Walaupun satelit dan pasukan mencari dari udara menjumpai serpihan-serpihan bertaburan di Selatan Lautan Hindi, namun belu ada satu lagi cebisan itu dapat diambil untuk diperiksa dan buatkan pengesahan.

Sekiranya MH370 tidak dijumpai maka ia akan menjadi kehilangan pesawat yang paling misteri di era moden ini. Apa tidaknya dengan usaha daripada 26 buah negara menggunakan peralatan dan teknologi tercanggih ketika ini, masih belum dapat mengesannya.

Pada tahun 1937 Amelia Mary Earhart, seorang penulis dan merupakan menjadi pioneer penerbangan Amerika, telah hilang pada 2 Julai 1937. Beliau merupakan juruterbang wanita pertama yang terbang secara solo melintasi Lautan Atlantik. Dalam percubaan pertama beliau untuk terbang mengelilingi dunia pada tahun 1937 menggunakan Lockheed Model 10 Electra yang ditaja oleh Purdue, telah hilang di tengah-tengah Lautan Pasifik berhampiran Howland Island. Kehilangan beliau masih menjadi misteri hingga hari ini.   Amelia_earhart

 

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Kehilangan Amelia Earhart 80 tahun lalu masih lagi misteri

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/466295/Glenn-Miller-Amelia-Earhart-the-BERMUDA-TRIANGLE-and-MH370-Aviation-s-biggest-mysteries

MH370 Pencarian Diteruskan

Biarpun telah dibuat pengesahan bahawa penerbangan MH370 berakhir dan dianggap hilang di Lautan Hindi Selatan tanpa bukti kukuh melalui penemuan sisa-sasa dari pesawat tersebut, pencarian masih diteruskan.

Hari ini 26 Mac 2014 diumumkan bahawa terdapat leads baru oleh satelit dan pihak Kerajaan Malaysia telah menghantar imej satelit yang besar kemungkinan dari pesawat yang hilang itu. Ia merupakan imej sebanyak 122 objek berpotensi dari pesawat yang malang itu.

Sementara itu di media sosial masih lagi diperkatakan oleh ramai pengalanisis bahawa MH370 ada hubungkait dengan pendaratan di Pangkalan Amerika Syarikat iaitu Deigo Garcia. Russia juga mendakwa bahawa MH370 dirampas oleh Tentera Laut Anerika.

Dalam pada itu sudah ada pihak yang memulakan proses udang-undang terhadap MAS dan Boeing sementara Barat melalui media yang mereka kawal mengambil kesempatan untuk melabelkan sekali lagi Islam sebagai pengganas apabila mula menuding jari kepada juruterbang dan pembantunya. Bagi Barat apa sahaja yang dilakukan oleh orang Islam semuanya berunsur ganas.

FBI mengeluarkan kenyataan bahawa tidak ada apa-apa yang meragukan dalam Flight simulator Capt. Zaharie yang boleh disabitkan dengan kehilangan MH370. Bermakna Capt. Zaharie adalah bersih jika hendak hendak dikaitkan dengan training beliau menggunakan Flight Simulator itu. Namun adakah Barat akan berpuas hati?

Satu posting dalam Facebook yang berupa satu soalan kepada Barat dan yang sering mengaitkan Islam dengan keganasan yang pastinya mereka tidak dapat menjawabnya
Is Islam Really Terrorist

MH370 Assumed Lost But It Not Over Yet

Latest development was MH370 assumed lost in the Southern Indian Ocean, part of the world that has many options to be explored. The Indian Ocean is among the deepest in the world with wild waves ,wind and currents. The depth is deeper then the height of Mount Everest. In normal layman term we just can’t imagine how to search for a very small piece of aircraft in a vast ocean where the bottom not penetrable by light. Only special deep sea vessels has the capability to dive down and scour for the most precious Black Box that hold the answer to What Really Happen To MH370.

The tragedy opens up a new chapter in aviation history being the largest Search and Rescue set up by more than 2o nations and searching about a quarter of the earth surface.

While the SAR will still be ongoing, wind of sadness fills millions of people around the globe praying for the safe return of MH370. What more family members and friends who were on board the ill-fated aircraft. On day 17th of the search, Malaysian Prime Minister, delivered the news that nobody will want to hear. Flight MH370 had ended in the southern Indian Ocean. This conclusion was based on Inmarsat satellite data that tracked the pings of the aircraft. A Royal Commission will be set up to find what really happen to MH370.

Following the bad news search on the Northern Corridor had been called off and all concentration will be in the second corridor that is the Indian Ocean.

Read MORE updates from SAYS

Meanwhile speculations still prevail online and many are relating precious cargo on board MH370. I am not summarising what was speculated but just give you the links.

Malaysian Airlines “Suspicious Cargo” Destroyed in Massive New Mexico Explosion

Rothschild Take Down Malaysian  Airliners MH370 To Gain Right To A Semiconductor Patent – Getting Rid Those Who Stand In His Way.

Flight MH370 Is At Deigo Garcia 

Pesawat MH370 Red Flag atau False Flag

MH370- Russian Wnders How Malaysia Airlines Aircraft “Captured” By US Navy..

MH370 In Memory – Assumed Ended In South Indian Ocean

It was confirmed by Prime minister that the missing flight MH370 ended in the Southern Indian Ocean. The confirmation was based on data by British Inmarsat satelite.  Inmarsat and AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch)concluded that Boeing 777-200 flew south and her last position was in the middle of Indian Ocean.

Full Press Statement by Prime Minister 

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MH370 Whats In The Cargo Hold?

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Before this we were told that there is no dangerous cargo carried on board MH370 besides passengers luggage and was mentioned tons of mangosteen.

MAS chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on 21 March 2014 denied the aircraft was carrying any hazardous goods and instead highlighted the “three to four tonnes of mangosteen” on the plane.

Four days after he admitted that there are Lithium Ion small batteries. He also mentioned that they are not big batteries and they are basically approved under the ICAO (The International Civil Aviation Organisation) under dangerous goods.sed

Personal view: if the aircraft crashed why Blackbox does not transmit any pings. If it really crash in the sea/ocean why there are no debris from floating objects in the aircraft. So the aircraft might still be intact and “invisible” smewhere. My 2 cents.

Meanwhile stuff.co.nz put a headline MH370 pilot ‘not suspicious’

Stuff reports, “Forensic experts examining the home flight simulator of Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah have found nothing suspicious, collapsing the only significant lead investigators have been pursuing to try to solve the mystery disappearance of MH370, police sources say”.

In another paragraph it mentioned;

Intensive scrutiny of Zaharie’s background has failed uncover any links to extremists groups or terrorism.

Investigations have also failed to find anything suspicious in the background of Fariq, who was due soon to marry another pilot.

Last 54 Minute communication

It was exposed by Telegraph, the last 54 minute communications between the aircraft MH370 and the control tower in the early morning of 8th March 2014, the day it went missing.

The exposed transcript was between the pilot, the control tower and other air traffic controller from 00.25 the time Boein 777-200ER take-off until her altitude reached thousands of feet above the South China Sea. The messages contained general orders fro the air control tower to the pilot and the detail communication starts at 00.36hrs.

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Last 54 minutes communication between MH370 and Control tower

Read from SOURCE 

Full Press Statement by Acting Minister of Transport ad published by Telegraph.co.uk on 22 March 2014

MH370 Not The Only Mystery

Missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 777-200ER, MH370 is not the first plane of such mystery. However it has created the most chaos because of the presence of the social media and involving 26 nations in the Search and Rescue operation that today (22 March 2014) enters its 15th day since  area missing on the 8th March while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.  The search area had been extended to 2.97 million square miles.

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Besides MAS flight MH370 there are other 5 mysteries involving airborne objects dating back to 1856.

Matiaz Perez, took off from Havana, Cuba in a balloon in 1856 and was never seen again. Without any tracking technology of modern aircraft, there was no way of tracking him and was believed he fell into the ocean. 

wikipedia image - Possible photo of Matias Perez (center) and French pilot Eugene Goddard (right) aboard the balloon "Ville de Paris"
wikipedia image – Possible photo of Matias Perez (center) and French pilot Eugene Goddard (right) aboard the balloon “Ville de Paris”

 

Air France 447 disappeared from radar screens three hours after take off from Rio de Janeiro. It took five days for search crews to discover the wreckage of the Airbus A330 in the Atlantic Ocean, and two full years before the flight data recorder was recovered from the bottom of the sea.

It was later determined that the plane — which was flying on autopilot — had crashed after ice crystals formed on the flight instruments, which forced the plane’s autopilot equipment to disconnect, eventually causing the plane to stall. All 228 passengers and crew on the flight died.

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Timeline of Air France 447

Boeing 727-223 disappearance occurred in 2003 when it was stolen from an airport in Luanda, Angola. Formerly an American Airlines passenger jet, the plane was leased to an Angolan airline and subsequently grounded for financial reasons.

It’s believed by some that an American mechanic named Ben Charles Padilla was on board when the airplane taxied down the runway and took off. Padilla has never been seen or heard from since, and the plane has never been found.

Was Padilla alone when he took off? Did the plane crash into the Atlantic Ocean? Most analysts have concluded that the aircraft’s transponder was disabled or missing, making retrieval an unlikely event. Though numerous conspiracy theories exist, the mystery has never been solved.

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 The most infamous airplane disappearance ever, a 1972 chartered flight carrying 45 people from Uruguay to Chile crashed due to pilot error in a remote spot high in the Andes Mountains. Searchers from three countries looked for the plane, but after eight days, the search was called off.

During that time, the wreck’s 27 survivors struggled to remain alive in extreme cold with little food. After an avalanche killed an additional eight people, and with little hope of survival — especially after hearing a radio report that their search had been abandoned — the remaining survivors resorted to cannibalism.

Two people from the crash site, however, were able to trek through the mountains and find help. After 72 days, the last of the wreck’s 16 survivors were rescued.

Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 In 1962, a Lockheed L-1049 operated by the flying Tiger Line was transporting U.S. servicemen from California to Vietnam. After refueling at an air base in Guam, the airplane and all 107 passengers disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.

After an eight-day search involving thousands of people from the U.S. military, the search for the aircraft and any survivors was called off. The crew of a Liberian tanker claimed to have seen a bright light in the sky at roughly the time the flight would have passed over, according to TIME, but the disappearance of the aircraft remains a mystery to this day.

Glenn Miller Glenn Miller one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, leading the Glenn Miller Orchestra to international acclaim and an enlisted airman during World War II. Before a scheduled appearance at a Christmas concert in Paris, Miller took off from an airstrip in England under heavy fog with his pilot, Lt. Col. Norman Baessell. Miller never arrived at his concert in Paris, leading to numerous theories about his disappearance.

Original article on Live Science.

If SAR fail to find and solve the mystery of MH370, it will be written in history as a technological age mystery because the SAR was conducted with the most modern and most sophisticated technological tools and even satellites. 26 nations (to date) involved. 

MH370 Day 14

Another day begins with new hope from the Australian Setelite sighting of probable parts of missing MH370 in the Indian Ocean south West of Perth. Ships had been scrambled to the site with the hope to catch the object before being washed somewhere else by the strong current. To date nothing had been sighted.

Australian authority advise not to give all hope that the objects are really from MH370 because it might be other objects fallen from cargo ships. Up until the 5.30 pm Press Conference by Acting Transport Minister of Malaysia there is still now conformation from AMSA.

Meanwhile Search and Rescue aircraft from participating nations had congregated at Subang Airport turning it into the likes of a United Nations airport. These aircraft are ready to fly upon instructed.

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Cumulative Search Area produced by AMSA

Media Release by Australian Government on 21st March 2014

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SAYS update from Day 13 Press Release