Au Revoir

To those who have fallen – Selamat Jalan, Au Revoir. Berdamai lah kau di sana.

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Malaysian Prime Minister has announced last night that, based on satellite data, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 ended in Southern Indian Ocean. Below is his text:

“This evening I was briefed by representatives from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). They informed me that Inmarsat, the UK company that provided the satellite data which indicated the northern and southern corridors, has been performing further calculations on the data.

Using a type of analysis never before used in an investigation of this sort, they have been able to shed more light on MH370′s flight path.

Based on their new analysis, Inmarsat and the AAIB have concluded that MH370 flew along the southern corridor, and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth.

This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

We will be holding a press conference tomorrow with further details. In the meantime, we wanted to inform you of this new development at the earliest opportunity. We share this information out of a commitment to openness and respect for the families, two principles which have guided this investigation.

Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development. For them, the past few weeks have been heartbreaking; I know this news must be harder still. I urge the media to respect their privacy, and to allow them the space they need at this difficult time.”

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Kuching, Sarawak – The Cat City

Note: My heart goes to the families, relatives and friends of passengers and crews of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight bound for Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. I pray for the passenger’s and crew’s safety.

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When asked whether I’ve been to Sarawak, I always feel a little embarrassed to say ‘No’. This is because Kuching, the capital of Sarawak is just an hour and a half away by flight from Kuala Lumpur. So when I reached Kuching, I got excited and couldn’t wait to explore the city. My problem is I haven’t got plenty of time as it is a weekend break and I only have 2 days to spend. So I won’t have too much to write about Sarawak, Kuching in particular and my post here will not do justice at all as there are absolutely many things you can do and experience here especially for those who love historical sites, nature and highlands.

The hotel that I was staying in is just a walking distance to Riverside Walk, India Street, Main Bazaar Road, which are the attractions as their names suggest. Here are some photos:

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The building from the 18th Century

The building from the 18th Century located near the famous river (Santubong River)

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View of the House at night along Santubong River.

View of the House at night along Santubong River.

The famous Riverside Walk

The famous Riverside Walk

Local food - Pansuh Manok (Chicken Stew) with 'Red Rice'

Local food – Pansuh Manok (Chicken Stew) with ‘Red Rice’

India Street

India Street

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Local food - Kolo Mee. I like it :)

Local food – Kolo Mee. I like it :)

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The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, Perak

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Ipoh Railway Station

Yet another historical heritage in Ipoh.

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Pasir Salak Historical Complex, Perak, Malaysia

Here are photos of Pasir Salak Historical Complex located at Kampung Gajah, Perak. This is the place where JWW Birch, the first British Resident in Perak was murdered. The site also features old Malay house, and Keris Gallery (malay weapon).

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Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition – LIMA

Here are some photos of recently concluded LIMA exhibition in Langkawi.

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Bat Cave, Langkawi

Located near Kilim Geoforest Park. Bat cave is one of the stops if you go on mangrove tour.

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