31 December, 2006

Happy New Year Malaysia !

To all friends,

A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year !

When the clock strikes twelve, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.

The year 2007 will be memorable for visitors to Malaysia. The nation has called 2007 Visit Malaysia Year in an effort to promote the country as a leading holiday destination.

The year coincides with the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence.

The official launching of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 will take place on Jan. 6 during a colorful gala in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur. Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Bin Haji Ahmad Badawi will be present.

The festivities will include a concert, a fireworks display and a laser show near the lake. A giant screen will be set up to show scenes from Malaysia’s past.

The highlight of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 launch event will be the unveiling of a 60-meter-tall Ferris wheel, dubbed ``Eye on Malaysia.’’ It will be the first such structure in Southeast Asia.

The 45-minute ride on the wheel will provide a view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. On a clear day, passengers of the wheel will be able to see the KL Tower and as far as 20 kilometers, promoters said.

Through the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign, the country expects to attract 20.1 million tourists. The number of visitors in 2005 was 16.4 million.

``The Visit Malaysia Year 2007 is the third in a series _ the first in 1990 and the second in 1994. I’m confident it will surpass the successes of the previous campaigns. This is due to the meticulous planning and innovative tourism products lined up for the 20.1 million visitors expected to descend upon our shores,’’ said Minister of Tourism Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor at a recent press briefing.

``We welcome tourists from all over the world to come and see and experience for themselves how people of diverse cultures, races and religions live in harmony as a nation.’’

A Malaysian
With good humour
Tomorrow is New Year 2007, time for a laugh at ourselves.
By Neo.- hot screensaver

Hongkies, Singaporeans, Indonesians and Malaysians

Boring Saturday, not much plans for today. Let’s enjoy a hilarious quotes about Hongkies, Singaporeans, Indonesians and of course Malaysians!

Being Honkies is good because…

1. We are Hongkies and not Chinese.
2. We can talk and shout and nobody gives a damn.
3. Jackie Chan is our icon.
4. We can live in a 5' x 5' cubicle and call it luxury apartment. We even need to pay $10,000 a month for this cubicle.
5. Our children can speak Cantonese at a young age.
6. We get to blame everything on Feng Shui or Tung Chee Hwa or the mainland communists.
7. Gambling is more interesting than sex. Macau is the place to for thrills!
8. We produce a lot of Miss Hong Kong to the enjoyment of the rich and famous.

We love being Singaporean because…

1. We are not Malaysians.
2. Everyone (especially the Malaysian) hates us, except ourselves.
3. Famous for Orchard Road and we love Geylang. Geylang is the place to go for thrills!
4. We have our own island.
5. We will never ever have yucky chewing gum stuck under our shoes.
6. We know how to enjoy our vacation in Malaysia - keep a few RM50 notes before you enter the highway: You can throw anything, anytime, anywhere and always wash our cars at the resort.
7. We can speed up to 180 kilometers per hour and not ending up with a summon as long as we have RM50 with us to spare.
8. The men are always concerned, first question to ask a girl “Do you have CPF?”
9. Never fear of getting lost in our country - S$20 taxi ride will get you into the sea. Hahaha!
10. We’ll never have to worry about finding Mr or Ms right because the government will find one for us.
11. 1 Singapore dollar = 2.5 Ringgit… nyek nyek nyek.
12. It’s OK to be Kiasu. It’s part of our culture.

Top reasons for being Indonesian are as follow…

1. We are not Australian.
2. We live in the biggest country in South East Asia.
3. No pirates in Indonesia water if you exclude the Navy and Coast guards.
4. Everything is cheap, even our salaries…
5. We can blame everything to Suharto or BJ Habibie or Gus Dur or Megawati or who’s next?
6. Only in Indonesia you can get involved in real demonstrations daily for different causes and see no results.
7. Our Rupiah is like a Yo Yo, it can go up and down just because IMF say so…
8. We burn everything and nobody gives a damn. We cause haze all over the South East Asia and nobody can do a thing… nyek nyek nyek.
9. We don’t need fire fighters as our neighbours will provide…

Being a Malaysian is the best because…

1. World tallest twin towers, Best F1 circuit, largest roti canai, most expensive toll rates, …because Malaysia Boleh!
2. We can be driving, picking our nose, cursing another driver, talking on the handphone, adjusting the radio and bribing the traffic police at the same time.
3. We divorce by sending SMS.
4. Traffic summon can be settled on the spot with the traffic police.
5. We have Teh Tarik & Roti Canai on the Russian space ship.
6. We can save a lot of electricity b’coz our TV shows are so crappy.
7. We can blame everything on the haze or George Soros or government or opposition parties or…
8. Resourceful City Council, one person to drive the van, one to carry the ladder, one to change a street’s bulb and three others watching…
9. We make 2 lane trunk roads into 3 lane highway and back to 2 lane when polices are sighted
10. There’s always something for the JKR to do. They dig, resurface the road, dig and resurface…
11. All main roads are designated highway because it gives Velooo a reason to collect toll.
12. Our government can never be wrong.
13. Our badminton players can only win on home grounds because we are kampung champions.
14. We have more water than Singapore… nyek nyek nyek.

After reading the above, I believe you will agree with me that being Malaysian is still the best. You have to be glad that you are a Malaysian and enjoy staying in Malaysia!

The above is meant to be taken lightly and does not purposely insult any party/country. Any resemblance to any party/country dead or alive are purely coincidental!



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