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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #3601
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thx daisystar for the update
i do have a previous shot of it too
will post it later if permitted
You're most welcome benz At the meantime here are some updates for South China Sea Place

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Old March 17th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #3602
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didn't know the other side which is yellow colour section completed faster than the cladding part
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Old March 17th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #3603
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Private learning institutions also need help: Masidi

Published on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Datuk Masidi said it is time the Government assist private higher learning institutions (IPTS) and not only focus on public higher learning institutions (IPTA).

The State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister and Minister in charge of education matters in Sabah said the Government needs to look holistically into education development in the country, to enable the IPTS to progress in tandem with national development.

"A lot of government assistance is centred on the IPTAs, nothing wrong but probably now we can have the IPTA and IPTS develop togetherÉnow there are more students studying in the IPTS than IPTA," he said.

Masidi was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) and Sidma College Sabah and Sarawak held at Le Meridien here Tuesday.

It was signed by Uniten Vice-Chancellor Prof. Datuk Dr Mashkuri Yaacob, SIDMA College Sabah CEO Prof. Dr Morni Kambrie and Haji Marzuki Haji Umi, CEO of SIDMA College Sarawak, and witnessed by Masidi and Datin Fatimah Abdullah, Sarawak Minister in Chief Minister's Office and Minister in charge of education in Sarawak, together with Uniten Chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie.

Masidi is also confident that the cost of education at both the IPTS and IPTA can be reduced further to a level that is affordable by all through a smart partnership between the IPTA and IPTS.

"I believe this can reduce not only the cost of education but also the Government's burden," he said.

On another development, Masidi also hoped Uniten will set up a branch campus in Sabah in future.

"The BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines-East Asean Growth Area) region actually offers a big future market potential for Uniten," he said.

The joint-venture in education between Uniten and Sidma College will start with offering college students foundation courses in Accountancy, Finance and Business Management.

This will be followed by Diploma-level courses in the said fields, according to Mashkuri, adding Sidma College is the first among several colleges which will sign a similar MoA with Uniten.

Presently there are 1,900 students at Sidma College Sabah, while at Sidma College Sarawak there are 1,066 students.

Morni also pledged that Sidma College Sabah will try its best to provide for its students so as not to shortchange them, by ensuring the college is equipped with the required facilities and reading materials that are promised to them.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #3604
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Murdoch U branch likely

Published on: Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Kota Kinabalu: Murdoch University of Rockingham, Western Australia, may set up a branch here if discussions between City Hall and its Rockingham counterparts regarding the possibility are successful.

"(But) we need to sit down and see if it is viable to set up the university's branch here in Sabah," Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir said after attending a briefing on Investment Opportunities in Rockingham, Western Australia on Tourism and Investment at Centre Point Sabah (CPS), Tuesday.

Murdoch University is a world class learning and research facility with about 18,000 students and 1,400 working staff.

Abidin believed the idea is possible, especially after the visit by Lord Mayor of Rockingham, Barry Sammels and his delegation to Sabah.

He expressed confidence that the visit would lead to a more positive outcome in the near future.

"I am even more confident that the newly launched, thrice weekly direct flights between Kota Kinabalu and Perth and vice versa, would lead to the enhancement of a long term trading relationship between Sabah and Western Australia," he said.

He said it is good to note that the cities of Kota Kinabalu and Rockingham continue to work together.

Relations between the two cities were forged via the Memorandum of Friendship Understanding (MoFU) signed in Rockingham in November 2007.

Sammels' visit Tuesday was his second to Kota Kinabalu with the first being on Feb 2, 2007.

Abidin said the commitment by both parties to fulfil the purpose of the MoFU has seen subsequent visits between the two cities that had also led to the setting up of the Sabah-Western Australia Trade Centre.

The trade centre was set up to stimulate bilateral trade between the State of Sabah and industry capability teams working in or supplying business in the South West Metropolitan Perth Corridor.

In this respect, he said the visit from Rockingham is a good forum for both cities to cooperate in terms of exchange of expertise.

Sammels said that although Rockingham does not have any figures on the number of Sabahans residing in the Western Australia town, there are Sabahans who have purchased properties there.

"There are also a number of Sabahans studying in our university," he said.

He said the thrice-weekly direct flight from Western Australia to Kota Kinabalu and vice versa is great for people from both sides.

"The flight is about five hours and is reasonably priced," he said.

To this, he said envisioned both cities benefiting a great deal in terms of tourism potential.

Sammels was accompanied by City of Rockingham CEO, Andrew Hammond, Councillor Deb Hamblin, Regional Director of Western Australia Trade Office in Kuala Lumpur, Verghese Jacob and City Hall Holdings General Manager, Kenny Chan.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #3605
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KK unveils Zero Kilometre landmark





17th March, 2011

KOTA KINABALU: The city unveiled another landmark yesterday in the form of a Zero Kilometre (0KM) plaque which is the first in the country, in front of the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) building.

The plaque bears an illustration of Mount Kinabalu and the Borneo Orchid, which is Kota Kinabalu’s official flower with a motif surrounding the design known as the Nantapuan, a traditional Murut pattern.

Made of bronze, it also includes the four cardinal points to help with directions.

The design of the plaque was the work of the Landscape Department of the City Hall and financed by the STB and City Hall.

The idea for the 0KM mark was suggested by the Sabah Institute of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) in conjunction with its 50th anniversary.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman was represented by Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun at the unveiling ceremony yesterday.

Musa commended the City Hall, STB and ISM for the collaboration and was happy to note another addition to the array of tourism products in Kota Kinabalu.

“It is important to make sure that all our services are of quality and we must from time to time, continue to improve them so that tourists are happy with their visit to the State and Kota Kinabalu,” he said in his speech read out by Masidi.

Yesterday’s launching of the 0KM coincides with the date in 1918 when the STB building, formerly a post office, was officially opened by Governor AC Pearson, which Musa pointed out.

“I am pleased that the organisers have given much attention to the historical values in conjunction with today’s ceremony,” he said.

Zero Kilometre is a particular location from which distances were traditionally measured and a city’s central post office is often used as the marker.

Among those present yesterday were Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister, Datuk Edward Khoo, Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir and STB chairman Datuk Tengku Zainal Adlin.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #3606
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Here's my shot of South China Sea Place, from the south east.

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Old March 18th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #3607
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Karambunai unit inks agreement with China Central Asia

PETALING JAYA: Karambunai Corp Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary, Karambunai Resorts Sdn Bhd, has signed a joint venture agreement with China Central Asia Group Co Ltd (CCAG) to develop the RM1bil first phase of the Karambunai Integrated Resort City (KIRC) in Kota Kinabalu.

Karambunai Corp told Bursa Malaysia yesterday that CCAG would inject a seed capital of US$100mil as a revolving fund to develop about 3,000 units of low and medium high rise residential buildings. The fund also covers the development of a commercial beachfront centre on 75 acres owned by Karambunai Resorts.

A subsidiary to be incorporated later by Karambunai Resorts will be entitled to 50% of the net profit while CCAG will take the rest.

KIRC, which will include tourism, health and eco-nature edu-tainment recreation facilities, is to be developed over eight years starting from next year.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #3608
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Here's my shot of South China Sea Place, from the south east.

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taken from sadong jaya area?
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #3609
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Sembulan River Waterfront
it would be nice to take a shot of it from Beverly Hotel
Thien, i seen u took a shot before from the top of the hotel, there is an open area on top to take pics?











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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #3610
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Im looking forward to the completion of the Sembulan riverfront development. New place to lepak. But hopefully not too smelly la. I always thought that it was a big drain, only recently found out it was a real river. :p

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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #3611
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KK officially joins Earth Hour
by Nancy Lai. Posted on March 18, 2011, Friday
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GOOD INITIATIVE... Masidi (fourth left), City Hall Mayor Datuk Abidin
Madingkir (fourth right), City Hall Director General Datuk Yeo Boon Hai, Rizal
and members of the organising committee giving their 'thumbs-up" to the
Earth Hour initiative.


KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu will officially participate in the Earth Hour 2011 Campaign to show its support and concern towards climate change.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) and the Sabah Environment Action Council, together with Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, would lead the way by switching off non-essential lights for an hour on March 26, between 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

“In Sabah, Earth Hour will be practised for the third time. But this year, DBKK will be taking part in this campaign officially for the first time and will switch off more than 500 of its street lights for an hour, in support of this campaign,” he said at a press conference about the global event which will be observed on March 26. The areas involved will be City Hall’s Central Business District and the Jalan Tun Fuad all the way to Menara Tun Mustapha.

This effort reflects the Government’s seriousness in addressing the global climate changes, he said, adding that so far 188 individuals and 23 organisations have pledged their support to Earth Hour.

Masidi hopes that more local authorities will emulate City Hall and pledge their support to Earth Hour and the same goes to individuals as well as organisations in the state.

Those interested can register themselves through City Hall’s website, www.dbkk.sabah.gov.my or call the Earth Hour Secretariat at 088-244000 extension 422.

“Apart from that, DBKK will be organising a photography competition involving Kota Kinabalu, before and during Earth Hour.

“This is a good way to document society’s involvement in the campaign through the camera lens while instilling appreciation towards the environment,” he said and announced that the cash prizes will be doubled much to the delight of the organisers.

Winner of the photography competition will receive RM2,000 while the second and third place winners will receive RM1,500 and RM1,000 respectively. There will also be five consolation prizes of RM200 each and all the winners will also receive a certificate.

EAC has also allocated RM5,000 to SM All Saints in Likas to implement a power-saving campaign in conjunction with Earh Hour. Among the activities planned are a song composing contest, mural drawing and electricity saving contest among the students’ parents, teachers and school staff.

Those participating in the contest will submit copies of their electricity bill to the school management and those who manage to reduce their bill by a minimum of 10 per cent will be eligible for a prize.

“This is a very good programme and I think we can consider giving incentives to those who manage to reduce their electricity bill by more than 10 per cent,” he said, adding that the campaign was in an experimental stage and if successful, could be considered to be expanded to other schools in the state.

Masidi urged more Sabahans to adopt a sustainable lifestyle by discarding old habits and adopting new ones such as recycling, reducing use of electricity, compositing among others.

“Easy things like saving electrical usage, choosing energy-saving appliances, using public transportation and recycling items can make a difference to the environment,” he said.

He also pointed out that being in the dark for an hour during Earth Hour was not enough to change or impact global climate.

It was the message to rejuvenate the environment and reduce carbon footprints that needed to be spread to societies across the globe, he added.

“As individuals, we can play a role in reducing greenhouse emissions such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and methane that contribute to increased global temperature, and by re-evaluating our lifestyles.

“Let us take it beyond the one hour and play our part in living a sustainable lifestyle,” he stressed.

Masidi also congratulated the Gaya Teachers Training College which is a member of the Sabah Environment Education Network (SEEN) for taking a proactive step towards reducing electricity use on its premises.

The six-month campaign from April to October last year saw the college’s electricity bill reduced by 35 per cent and saving RM55,747.15, Masidi said.

“This proves that we can save electricity by changing our lifestyle and attitude,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu general manager Rizal Ruriko Kasim said the hotel’s newly renovated pool area would be used as the venue for observing Earth Hour which is also observed by Global Hyatt worldwide.

It starts off with the lights being switched off at 8.30pm sharp and during that one hour, a video produced by WWF about the Earth Hour initiative will be shown to those who turn up in support of the event.

“We, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, show our support by being the venue and integrate whatever programmes City Hall and EAC have lined up,” he said.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #3612
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M/S SUN PRINCESS CRUISE
42 Days from/to Sydney, departure 05/03/2011

At KK port 18 March 2011. Arrived 7.00 am and departed at 5.00 pm.







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Old March 19th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #3615
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Nice updates guys, keep it up!

I can't wait for the riverside waterfront haha, and I hope not too many pilaks walking there once it completed...
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #3616
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Nice updates guys, keep it up!

I can't wait for the riverside waterfront haha, and I hope not too many pilaks walking there once it completed...
pilaks and their smuggled cigars...hopefully stern action will be taken by government to reduce the number of illegal immigrant in this promising land below the wind....
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Old March 20th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #3618
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Sun Princess Cruise is pretty cool but i prefer Emerald/Crown Princess cruise ship more
1 Sulaman suddenly get back to their gears and andrew, u got a shot of the 6-storey commercial building infront of the Kingfisher Sulaman? The building on the left side in your last 1sulaman pic
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pilaks and their smuggled cigars...hopefully stern action will be taken by government to reduce the number of illegal immigrant in this promising land below the wind....
So far I didn't see illegal immigrant wandering around the waterfront infront promenade hotel and perdana park. Maybe it's because I went there late at night
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Sun Princess Cruise is pretty cool but i prefer Emerald/Crown Princess cruise ship more
1 Sulaman suddenly get back to their gears and andrew, u got a shot of the 6-storey commercial building infront of the Kingfisher Sulaman? The building on the left side in your last 1sulaman pic
I forgot 2 take pics of that building. Will try 2 do that next time.
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