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Are the wild Malayan tigers protected from The National Tiger Action Plan.

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I think this is a good news to many people who love wildlife that the Malaysian government wants to double its wild tiger population. The Star published this story written by AP and I read it with interest after the white tigers attacked and killed a cleaner in Singapore Zoo..

Malaysia has launched an ambitious plan to double its wild tiger population within 12 years by protecting jungle corridors where poachers prey on the endangered big cats, activists said.

The National Tiger Action Plan aims to have 1,000 Malayan tigers roaming in the wild by 2020, said Sara Sukor, a spokeswoman for Malaysia’s chapter of the World Wildlife Fund, one of several conservation groups that helped the government create the plan.

Authorities estimate Malaysia’s wild tiger population has fallen from 3,000 to 500 in the last half-century, largely due to illegal hunting and the human encroachment and destruction of the tigers’ natural jungle habitat. Tiger meat is exported, served at exotic restaurants and used in traditional Chinese medicine — all illegal acts under Malaysian law. Continue reading

These were photos of two Malayan tigers which I captured in the Zoo Negara. I posted some related articles on this ” big cats ” as I love to photograph them.

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Changing Malaysia Photography Exhibition

“We love Malaysia”, Penang
photo by TAN MIN YEE, Selangor

A photography exhibition themedChanging Malaysia,” was held in conjunction with the 51st National Day celebrations will be closing in few days until Sept 7. The exhibition presented by The Star and Petronas.

Many have visited the “Changing Malaysia” photography exhibition which was reported in The Star. Among them were Engku Emran Engku Zainal Abidin and his wife Erra Fazira, Malaysian Official Designers Association (Moda) president Gillian Hung and eight beauty queens also took the time to drop by at the exhibition.Hans Oksenholt and the two Ng brothers Sam, and James were also at 1 Utama shopping complex, the venue for the exhibition.

It features 160 shots by The Star photographers, reflecting changes seen in various aspects of daily life that make Malaysia what it is today. And also there are 32 photos from the “Malaysia@50: A Day in the life of Malaysia” displayed in this photography exhibition. These are some of the winning photos for Malaysia@50 contest. Copyright The Star

“Paddling upstream”, Sarikei
Photo by SOON LEE GUAN, Sarawak

“Kek Lok Si”, Penang
Photo by ANBALAGAN SHANMUGAM, Perak

“Children at play”, Bachok, Kelantan
Photo by TAN LIAN HOCK, Penang

“Happy childhood”, Sibu, Sarawak
Photo by HII TIONG KOK, Sarawak

51st National Day Celebration

Today August 31, 2008 falls on Sunday and all Malaysians are on holiday to celebrate the 51st National Day. Many people are gathered early the morning here at the Dataran Merdeka to celebrate the great occasion.

The theme of this 51st National day is Perpaduan Teras Kejayaan (unity is the pillar of success), which began on Aug 16 and ends on Oct 18. The closing ceremony will be held in Sabah.

The mood of celebration for this 51st National Day has dismissed from previous years. There are too many quarrels among the politicians nowaday and this has caused many Malaysians difficult to forgive their arrogant remarks.The current political situation from Barison Nasional (BN) has disrupted many activities when the attention should be focused on other more important things.

The government has to bring back the true spirit of Merdeka as proclaimed by the first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, our nation’s founding father.

On this 51st National day, I hope Peace and Progress will continue to prevail in Malaysia-my home country. Malaysians with different backgrounds should be more united and maintained harmonious relations among people that include Malay, Chinese, Indian, and people from Sabah and Sarawak.

Changing Malaysia

A photography exhibition themed “Changing Malaysia,” was opened today by Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre on August 23, 2008.

The exhibition was held in conjunction with the 51st National Day celebrations, presented by The Star and Petronas, is at Highstreet, Ground Floor (near Parkson), until Sept 7. 2008.

A total of 192 photos were displayed at the exhibition. It featured 160 shots by The Star photographers reflecting changes seen in various aspects of daily life that make Malaysia what it is today. And 32 photos from the “Malaysia@50: A Day in the Life of Malaysia” photography contest.

A walk through the display will give an idea of how the built environment has been transformed, with photographs showing not only the new structures that dot today’s urban landscape but also how modern buildings stand in stark contrast to heritage homes.

Also included will be scenes capturing the way Malaysians live, work and play as well as others that look at how change has touched both the young and the old.

Standing Tall: At 459.1metres, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur can stand tall as the landmark of Malaysia today. Commissioned by Malaysia’s fourth Premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the towers which are among the tallest in the world took six years to complete, and stand on the site of what was once the Kudalari Turf Club. – KAMARUL ARRIFIN/The Star

The skyline of Kuala Lumpur has undergone a drastic change from say 20 years ago. While the Petronas Twin Towers might not be the highest building in the world anymore, but they’re still the highest twin buildings scraping the sky. – AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

The sunset at Sepang F1 where the Japan GT car was racing.- S.S.Kanesan/The Star

Seri Saujana One of Putrajaya’s magnificent bridge.- Raja Faisal Hishan/The Star.

Modern Bar…..Kiss the sky as you sip your drink at Luna. -Art Chen/ The Star.

The KL Tower stands majestically in contrast to a row of abandoned pre-war houses. In our rush to build higher and bigger and “better” have we failed to preserve our own architectural heritage and wonders? – Glenn Guan/The Star

Dances presenting an item at the Barisan Budi Malaysia concert at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur. The performing arts scene has flourished, with more exciting productions coming up, both traditional and experimental. – Azman Ghani/ The Star

Who will be the champ… Lewis Hamilton vs Kimi Raikkonen

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Who will be the champ on this coming Sunday March 23,2008 at Malaysian F1 Grand Prix……..Lewis Hamilton vs Kimi Raikkonen

Do you think these F1 drivers have any chance to win ……Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button or new comer Nico Rosberg and Heikk Kovalainen

Young McLaren Lewis Hamilton continued from where he left off in Melbourne by setting the fastest lap during the free pratice seesion in the Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix here on yesterday March 21,2008. He claimed the top spot with a sizzling lap of 1:35.055.

The Ferrari duo of Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen had dominated for the most part of the second practice session in the afternoon. Brazilian Felipe Massa was relegated to second spot on 1:35.206 while Kimi Raikkonen, the reigning world champion, set the third fastest time of 1:35.428.

Britain‘s Jenson Button emerged with a surprise performance, finishing fourth fastest in his Honda.

German driver Nico Rosberg, who finished third in Melbourne and is the son of former world champion Keke Rosberg, was 12th as his Williams car was caught in the heavy traffic in the closing stages of the second session.

Fernando Alonso says it’s unlikely that he will be winner for a third time in his favorite track at the Sepang F1 Circuilt as he feels that his Renault has a lot of catching up to do before to challenge McLaren, Ferrari and even BMW Sauber. He could end up only 14th spot during the free pratice session

So who will immerge to be the winner of this Malaysia Grand Prix ? Lewis Hamilton or Kimi Raikkonen; Mclaren or Ferrari

Photo by SS Kanesan/The Star

Hello! Goodbye 2007 Welcome 2008

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Happy New Year!

Fireworks light up the sky over Kuala Lumpur where thousands of Malaysians, had gathered to usher to celebrate the birth of 2008 at KLCC and Dataran Merdeka.

At Dadaran Merdeka, thousands of revellers came to welcome 2008 with the prime minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

The KLCC New Year countdown also displayed fireworks and a concert to entertain the crowds.

Visuallens would like to wish everybody good health, abundant joy, prosperous and a very blessed New Year 2008. May the world be peaceful and there be no war.

A greeting from KLCC Malaysia

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To all my Christian friends, may Santa bring you joy, peace and good health. Christmas is a day that you spend with family and friends.

I hope everyone are enjoying the holiday. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.