Monday, April 21, 2008

Kelong Paradise Waterfront Resort, It was a nice break!

Fishing village of Bagan Nakhoda Omar or BNO!

Another view of the frishing place!

Rec room with pool table, and Astro, Yes!

Just imagine the view of the Straits of Malacca!

As we approach the unknown!

Fish anywhere you like!

A group of us took the North-South highway and turned left at Behrang then we had lunch at this quaint little town, then cut across towards the coastal plain to Sabak Bernam then to Bagan Nakhoda Omar and straight to the jetty where we took a boat to this nice kelong, about 10 nautical miles in the Malacca Straits.
Basically this kelong is a nice concrete resort built by the previous Selangor state government, a place where you go fishing and to relax. Relax I did , and a fish I did not catch, infact none of us caught any. We ended up buying some at the nearest fishing village!
The thing that strikes me about my room is there were no bugs, the quilt was dry and no musty smell and I had the best sleep of the century. The we woke up had breakfast, then we had lunch and played some cards and then we ate, then we had dinner.
The place is only about two hours drive from KL. Head for Kuala Selangor then to Sabak Bernam. Before you reach there you will see a sign that says Bagan Nakhoda Omar or commonly known as BNO. The people at the jetty front off rice are very friendly you can just go without a booking or you can call:0376257838, 016-6662466, 016-2333219, 0162333215, or FAX at 0376257840; or check out the website at:


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Trail of destructions, yet developers and local government refused to spare Ampang Hills!

Residents are against irresponsible developments.

This stretch of green will be strapped bare leaving the hilltop apartment building to fate! and soil erosion!

Residents are actively campaigning against the development.

Local politicians hoping they are more powerful than developers!

They are adamant to win these resident association against the hill development! I am with them!

Local assemblywoman, Elizabeth Wong, making some pertinent points vis-a-vis errant developers! I am with her also!

These house owners paid with their blood sweat and tears and it takes only handful of corrupt people to destroy nice surrounding!

Forgotten yet many misplaced "residents" must also be taken into consideration! They have no where else to go for heaven sake!

Here are some real "statistics" on the trail of destruction and landslides in Ampang-Hulu Klang areas. Yet development in such sensitive hill slopes is still allowed and when will be ever learn!

- Forty-eight people died on December 1993, when a 12-storey Highland Towers hill slopes apartment collapsed. - On May 15 1999, several landslide forced the evacuation of 1000 apartment dwellers at Bukit Antarabangsa. - On November 20, 2002, eight people died when a house of a retired general was swept and crushed by a landslide. - On 31 May 2006 four people died when three blocks of longhouses were swept by a landslide in Kampung Pasir, Hulu Klang.

And yet today a massive mixed developments project were allowed on a 61.54 acre site near Ukay Heightsl where all of the trail of landslides took place.
The residents of the Ukay Heights area are protesting over the mixed development project that will see a massive retaining walls will be erected behind their apartments and houses and are trying very hard to tell the local and state government to help.
"It will be like a huge wall that you see in the Gaza Strip that separate Jews and Arabs, and on top of that any development along that ridge is by far one of the most dangerous project ever to be attempted or undertaken by any idiot developer," said Mr Eng, a resident.
The fear is if a massive landslide that will surely impacted residents living down below.
At today's meeting it6 was attended by Selangor state government exco member, Elizabeth Wong, who said while past green light given on any development by the previous government could not be rescinded, but the matter will be looked into properly.
"We cannot simply cancelled previous decisions made, but we are going to look into the matter properly," she said.

One resident said developers in Malaysia are like drug pushers, they do not care how many people will die as long as they can develop and make money.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Gimp is a diabetic and we are taking care of him!

His normal routine to sleep on our bed!

His other routine: to bask under the sun!

Gimp is our beloved feline friend and we have been looking after him f0r the past 14 years now that makes him about over 60+-year human age?!
For those of you who know him he is now a diabetic. It happened one year when we were away when five people came to look after him and feed him. We came back he was so fat we had to put him on a very strict diet. He acted very strange for a while after we came back from Canada. A test showed he was diabetic, sigh! So now the routine is one of us has to get up at six every morning to give him the insulin jab, and then again at six-thirty every evening. We now, Marion and I, cannot go on holiday together for one of us has to stay home, we cannot send him to the Vet for a prolonged period for he will be stressed-out if one of us is not around. It would be a miracle if someone among our friends and who love cats and who can stay at our place for the duration of our holiday, if we were to take a holiday, to take care of Gimp. Of course it will not be for free I am willing to pay! Gimp is a very gentle creature, he is a Leo like me.


Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.