Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hari Raya in Malaysia

“In adherence to the command of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and with the consent of the Rulers, I hereby declare that the date for Hari Raya Puasa (Aidilfitri) for all states in Malaysia has been set for Monday, July 28, 2014,” announced Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal. That was the announcement every Muslims in Malaysia had been waiting for every year. The Muslim community in Malaysia and all over the world celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, (Eid ul Fitr) or also known as Hari Raya Puasa, to conclude the month long fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is regarded as a merry celebration as it marks a Muslim’s triumph and success on discipline and self-resistance which symbolizes refinement and rebirth.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Royal Belum – Malaysia's Latest Great Outdoor Adventure

A lot has been told about Royal Belum. It is a state park located within the Belum-Temenggor forest complex. The 130 million years old rainforest complex, believed to be the oldest in the world, is also the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. Located in the Malaysian state of Perak and crosses into Southern Thailand, the Belum-Temenggor is divided into two areas – Belum, located up north right until the Thailand border and Temenggor, at the south of Belum.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Discover Padang Rengas By Bike

Padang Rengas is a sub-district of Kuala Kangsar in Perak. Located in between Kuala Kangsar town and Grik to the north, it is a laid-back kampung (village) with the majority of the dwellers being rubber tappers and plantation owners. I personally observed something very interesting about this kampong – durian trees are almost everywhere!

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