Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Date: 05 January - 11 January 2008
Venue: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi
Phone :
+60 4 966 4078
Fax : +60 4 966 5078
Email :office(at)langkawiregatta.com
Website: http://www.langkawiregatta.com/

The 2008 Regatta was a scenic painting; the year's installment saw our renowned sailors battling, and taming, the force of Mother Nature's wind and waves, as they competed against each for the finishing line. And there was much to say about it just as well, with regards to the passion, daringness, courage, strength, and most importantly, team spirit, displayed by each individual.

Forest Reserve Institute Of Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong Selangor

FRIM covering some 600 hectares of tropical forest, experimental plants and arboretum, Forest Reserve Institute Of Malaysia (FRIM) serves not only as recreational park with canopy wlakway, jungle trails, herbarium, and other facilities, but also provides invaluable knowledge about the flora found in here.

http://www.frim.gov.my/

From FRIM website

Overview

Welcome to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research, both within the country and abroad. Founded by British colonial forest scientist in 1929, the former Forest Research Institute with Dr F.W. Foxworthy as its first chief research officer, became a statutory body governed by the Malaysia Forestry Research and Development Board under the Ministry of Primary Industries in 1985 and then in 2004, FRIM became a statutory body governed under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The 600-ha site in Kepong located 16 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur, is surrounded by the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve. The Institute, which has been awarded the MS ISO 9001: 2000 accreditation, is headed by Director-General Dato’ Dr. Abdul Razak Mohd. Ali.

FRIM promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources by generating knowledge and technology through research, development and application. FRIM’s wide-ranging expertise, award-winning research and international collaborations have earned the Institute a name for itself in tropical forestry.

FRIM consists of five research divisions. The Forestry Division provides data, standards and guidelines for managing our natural forests on a sustainable basis. The Product Development Division focuses on the development of forest-based industries. The Biotechnology Division involves in creating new planting material through genetic engineering.

Among the services provided by the Institute are the arboreta which serves as reference for forestry education, a herbarium established in 1908 with over 200,000 specimens, training courses from landscaping to wood identification, rattan and bamboo product manufacture, a nursery, library and venues for local and international conferences.

The Institute also offers a wide range of facilities for research, including managing six field research stations in areas of different forest types in various parts of the country.

FRIM’s ‘forest tour packages’ provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and public education in its grounds. It is a popular spot for picnickers, joggers, cyclers, tourists and nature study groups, for family day events, treasure hunts, camping, birdwatching, jungle trekking and nature photography. The grounds, which began as degraded land in the form of sterile mining pools, scrubby wasteland and barren vegetable farms, long-abandoned, is today a treasure of relatively unpolluted air, cooler temperatures and quiet serenity.
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Eye on Malaysia

Date : 1 January 2008 - 31 August 2008
Venue:Kuala Lumpur
Phone : 603 2166 1106
Fax : 603 2166 1101
Website: http://www.eyeonmalaysia.com.my/

See Kuala Lumpur as never before…!

As Malaysia celebrates its 50th year of nationhood, we are proud to welcome the world to join the jubilee! An integral part of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 celebrations, “Eye on Malaysia” brings a
new perspective to the dynamic city of Kuala Lumpur.

Soaring to giddy heights 60 metres above the tropical waters of Lake Titiwangsa,
“Eye on Malaysia” is the largest portable wheel in the world, and the first overhanging a lake.

The “Eye on Malaysia” provides stunning views across Lake Titiwangsa, all the way to the world renowned Petronas Towers and KL Tower.This astounding viewing wheel consists of 42 fully air-conditioned gondolas, 39 of which have the capacity to carry a cosy eight passengers per 12-minute ride.