Sunday, October 27, 2019

Mossy Forest, Malaysia - and more

If you love nature walks and/or forests, here's one to visit when you visit Malaysia.

Source: MSN

Mossy Forest, Malaysia
This moist, tropical evergreen forest is ideally suited for moss, ferns, lichen and orchids, with a wide variety of insects, snakes, frogs and birds spotted here. You can explore the forest on a walk, just before the peak of Gunung Brinchang.

Gunung Brinchang is at the Cameron Highlands which you can read more about Camerons Highlands on Wikipedia.

MSN noted 25 other forests around the world you can visit including the Dragon's Blood Forest in Yemen..

Dragon's Blood Forest, Yemen
The spooky Dragon’s Blood Forest in Socotra is home to trees with UFO-like tops, which are colloquially known as dragon’s blood trees. You can also marvel at granite mountains and limestone plateaus. The forest is also home to large tracts of frankincense trees, as well as several rare species of birds.

as well as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, US

The Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to some of the oldest trees on the planet, specifically the nearly 5,000-year-old Methuselah. The location of that tree is kept secret, to avoid defacement by vandals. The trees can grow at altitudes of 10,000 feet (over 3,000 meters) and offer some of the most gorgeous groves in the world.

And this one too, which is a popular tourist destination..

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China
Also known as the “Valley of Nine Villages,” the Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park is dotted with beautiful lakes, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. With elevations ranging from 6,560 to 14,800 feet (2,000 to 4,500 meters), the forest has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.

Visit MSN's list of 26 majestic forests for nature lovers to explore

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Simon and Garfunkel at the Central Park 1981

For an easy listening Sunday this week, let's go to a concert, a 1981 Central Park, New York, concert - a Simon and Garfunkel concert of 20 of their songs.

According to NYdailynews:

The Great Lawn of Central Park turned into a giant Scarborough Fair last night as an estimated 500,000 grown-up flower children and their children cheered two graduates of Forest Hills High School named Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, reunited in musical harmony after more than a decade apart.

Sunlight broke through gray skies and drizzle just before the words of "Mrs. Robinson" filled the center of the city at 6:45 p.m. The two were introduced by Mayor Koch with words, "Ladies and gentlemen, Simon and Garfunkel."

1981.. some of us were not even born yet but no matter, music transcends age. Yes?

Let's start with Mrs Robinson.. Enjoy!

You are still here? I mean you didn't go on over to You Tube for the other 19 numbers? Ok then, let's listen to two of my favourite tracks. No make it three.

If you like Scarborough Fair, this is a must-watch..

Monday, October 14, 2019

Air Asia does it again!

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Home-grown Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has taken home top honours at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 for the seventh year in a row.

AirAsia emerged ahead of regional counterparts such as Scoot, Jetstar, SpiceJet, Nok Air and Firefly to win Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew.

AriAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat was at the awards ceremony in Phu Quoc, Vietnam to receive the award.

"It is an honour to receive these awards," he said in a statement Sunday (Oct 13).

"Being recognised by guests and industry colleagues as Asia's best is a testament to our ongoing efforts to develop new and innovative guest-obsessed products and services," he added.

Riad also thanked the award-winning cabin crew "for their hard work and commitment to delivering and providing the best experience for our guests."

World Travel Awards founder Graham E Cooke said AirAsia continues to set the benchmark for low-cost aviation in Asia.

"Its dedication to improving its services remains unrivalled and I am delighted that it has been acknowledged by both the travel trade and the public having been voted 'Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline 2019' and 'Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew 2019'."

According to AirAsia, the World Travel Awards are one of the most prestigious awards programmes in the global and tourism industry.

Established in 1993, they acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across key sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality.

The World Travel Awards brand is globally recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Source: MSN: AirAsia wins Asia's best low-cost carrier at World Travel Awards Asia

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday Easy Listening

Malacca-born Malaysian singer Lyia Meta won the Artist Of The Year (multi-genre) award at the 2019 Josie Music Awards last month.

Held in Tennessee, United States, the Josie Music Awards honours independent artistes from around the world.

This is her second win at the award ceremony. Last year she took home the World Music Artist Of The Year award.


While we are on Country & Western, here's another.. Enkh Erdene, everybody.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

POPULAR's 'Everything Must Go' Sale

If you are a book-lover or looking to buy some stationery at a vastly-discounted price, this is for you, POPULAR's 'Everything Must Go' Sale.

This is POPULAR’s annual clearance and is available at selected 65 outlets nationwide, till Oct 6, which is tomorrow.

So check out the following Popular stores for great deals on books, CDs, DVDs, stationery, gadgets and IT items:

Aeon Anggun Rawang, Aeon Mall Bukit Tinggi, Aeon Mall Cheras Selatan, Aeon Mall Taman Equine Shopping Centre, Ampang Point Shopping Centre, Bukit Raja Shopping Centre, Central I-City, Empire Shopping Gallery, IOI Mall, Puchong, IPC Shopping Centre, Selayang Mall, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Cheras Leisure Mall, Mid Valley Megamall, Pearl Point Shopping Centre, Setapak Central Mall, Sunway Velocity Mall, Tesco Kepong, Wangsa Walk Mall

Aman Central, Central Square, Village Mall, Kompleks Star Parade, Aeon Mall Bukit Mertajam, Gurney Plaza, Komtar, Megamall Penang, Queensbay Mall, Sunway Carnival Mall, Tesco Penang

Aeon Ipoh Midtown Shopping Centre, Aeon Klebang, Aeon Seri Manjung, Ipoh Parade, Kinta City Shopping Centre, Wisma Palaniappa Taiping

South and East
Aeon Mall Bukit Indah, Aeon Mall KulaiJaya, Batu Pahat Mall, Harris @ Aeon Tebrau City, Johor Bahru City Square, KSL City Mall, Kluang Mall, Paradigm Mall Johor Baru, Sutera Mall, Wetex Parade, Aeon Melaka Ayer Keroh, Mahkota Parade, Plaza Melaka, Aeon Mall Seremban 2,9 Avenue Nilai, Aeon Mall Kota Baru, KB Mall Kota Baru, Berjaya Megamall

City Mall (Kota Kinabalu), Harbour Mall (Sandakan), Imago Shopping Mall (Kota Kinabalu), Mile 4, Jalan Lapas (Tawau), Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (Kota Kinabalu)

Aeon Mall (Kuching Central), Boulevard Shopping Mall (Kuching), Delta Mall (Sibu), The Spring (Bintulu), Tun Jugah Shopping Centre (Kuching)

For more details, go to or Facebook.