Update News And Photos Of Puncak Setiawangsa’s Landslide

31 12 2012
Hard at work: Workers covering the partially collapsed wall in Bukit Setiawangsa with a canvas.

Hard at work: Workers covering the partially collapsed wall in Bukit Setiawangsa with a canvas, The Star.

The authorities had closed the main road to Puncak Setiawangsa and now the residents can use the alternative road that was built by the authorities. 

The Malay Mail reported that a Bernama survey last night found DBKL mobilising the relevant machinery since 7pm to remove the rubble from the landslide.

The land that was exposed by the landslide had been covered with canvas to avoid erosion, especially if it rains.

Yesterday the authorities decided that the badly damaged bungalow caused by the Friday night landslide will be demolished to avoid further disaster.

The affected residents from the bungalows, terrace houses and shop houses that have been ordered to evacuate their buildings were busy moving out from the area.

It is reported that there are still movements in the ground around the area and it could be more dangerous if it rains.

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2012 in review

31 12 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 2: A Mystery Begins!) – A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

30 12 2012

Please click here for: The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 1: Back Together)

Mic rushed inside, running to the dinning room. “Reen, Safora!” he shouted. “Pete’s calling for you. Come on!” He ran outside followed by Reen and Safora.

“What happened, Pete?” asked Reen as Pete looked at some footprints on the dirt of the pathway.

“Reen, Safora can you see anything wrong around you?” asked Pete as soon as the two children reached the spot where the front door used to be.

Safora looked around her and suddenly she shouted, “Oh, no! The door is missing”. She looked at Miss Nyla and asked her, “Miss Nyla, what had happened to your front door?”

Miss Nyla was too stunned and upset to talk. Pete and Safora took Miss Nyla to their house. Their mother made a cup of hot strawberry tea for Miss Nyla to calm her down. And while Miss Nyla drank her tea, Pete’s mother called the police.

While waiting for the police, the four children tried to inspect the area where the incident happened. Pete gave Safora his camera saying, “Safora, Reen please snap some photos of the footprints and try to investigate them further while Mic and I look for more clues.” 

They were very careful not to touch anything around the area as they do not want to disturb any clue or evidence left by the suspect. Then Safora checked all the other doors to make sure that they are not missing.

When the policemen came, they asked the children what had happened and they took some photos of the foot prints that the children had inspected earlier. Later the policemen went to Pete’s house to interview Miss Nyla about her missing front door. After the policemen left, Safora helped Miss Nyla to locked all the other doors at her house while her father called a carpenter to get Miss Nyla a new front door.

Ten minutes later, Pete brought a piece of wood inside a zipper storage bag to the small table out side Mic’s house where the others were already waiting for him. “I only found this clue,” he said. “I think this piece of wood came from the missing door. And there is a fingerprint on it. I found it on the pebbles in front of Miss Nyla’s house after the policemen left the house. But it is very hard for us to find out whose fingerprint is on this wood. Mic, can you please take this clue to the police station and ask the Constable if he knows whose fingerprint it is? And don’t forget to tell him that you’re from the PeforaMeen Solvers. I’ll go home and call our friend, the police chief to tell him about our new mystery. May be he can gave us some advice on what we should do.”

“Right, Pete.” said Mic. “I’ll go with Safora just in case anything happens. Reen, you better go inside and drink some water. I can that see your lips look too dry.” So, the four children left the table and separated into different directions to do their own jobs.

To be continued …

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Photos: Landslide In Setiawangsa

29 12 2012

Landslide at Bukit Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur, December 29, 2012. KL Pos.

There was a landslide in Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur on Friday night at about 10pm.

(Please click here for: Update News And Photos Of Puncak Setiawangsa’s Landslide)

Most part of the 43 meters concrete barrier in the area collapsed and buried the only access road from Taman Puncak Setiawangsa.

KL Pos reported that 88 families were advised to evacuate their houses and shop lots.

This is the first landslide in Setiawangsa since the 1987.

This is a disaster.

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Yummy Apple Cake

28 12 2012
The tasty apple cake baked by my big sister, Kaman.

The tasty apple cake baked by my big sister, Kaman.

Yesterday, my big sister, Kaman baked an apple cake.

I really love the cake.

The cake was so moist and so tasty.

That was Kaman’s third cake, her first cake was a sponge cake and her second cake was a pound cake.

The apple cake recipe was from Fabio Viviani and Fabio named the cake, Fabio’s Apple Cake.

My mother says that this cake is very special because it uses olive oil instead of butter and lots of sweet red apples.

I guess Fabio uses olive oil because Fabio came to America from Italy and there are lots of olive trees in the Mediterranean countries.

Anyway the apple cake was very, very tasty and it is surely a healthy cake because olive oil is good for our health.

I enjoyed the cake more than I enjoyed any other cakes.





The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 1: Back Together) – A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

27 12 2012

It was a windy day when a boy named Pete went out for a walk. Another boy ran after him followed by a younger boy. The older boy called out, “Pete! Come and have tea at my house!”

It was Pete’s friend, Mic with his little brother, Reen. And so Pete followed them to their house for tea. Pete’s younger sister, Safora was already there. They all sat down at their favourite place in Mic’s garden and started to eat the tasty cookies and cake freshly baked by Mic’s mother.

“It’s been a long time since we last see you, Pete,” said Mic. “So long that I’ve forgotten how tall you are. We’ve been in Germany for two months and now you seems to be much taller than how I remembered you.”

Pete was the tallest and oldest among the four of them. Pete was fourteen years old while Mic and Safora were a year younger than Pete.  “How old are you now, Reen? You are five, right?” teased Pete. “No, I am already seven,” said Reen. And so they all talked to each other together while enjoying the tasty cookies and cake. They talked excitedly about the mystery that they had solved last summer.

The next day, after studying Pete went out to see his friends, Mic and Reen. As he passed his neighbour’s house, he saw his neighbour, Mrs. Frank was moving out  from the house. Pete also saw Mrs Frank talking to another woman and gave her some keys before she left. Mic guessed that the other woman must be his new neighbour. Pete shared the news with Mic and Reen.

The next evening, the four children saw the woman in her garden. They stopped to say hello and the woman invited them in. She was a very nice woman named Miss Nyla. She was very tall, thin and very friendly. Miss Nyla invited the children to her dinning room for some cookies and tea. As they were enjoying tea, she told the children the reason why she moved to Woodsland. She said, “I moved here because there were lots of burglaries around the area where I used to live. And I have never heard of any robbery cases around this nice town.”

Suddenly, a loud scratching noise came from the front door. Pete and Mic ran to the front door from the dining room and before they reached there, they heard a loud bang. And when the two children arrived there, they were stunned to see that the front door was gone! Miss Nyla was right behind them. Surprised, she asked, “What happened? Who took my door and why?”

“Mic, please tell Reen and Safora to come out here at once,” whispered Pete to Mic. “We need to inspect the area and look for clues to find out who took Miss Nyla’s door. This looks like a new mystery.”

To be continued …

Please click here for: The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 2: A Mystery Begins)





World’s Longest Bullet Train Line Opens In China

26 12 2012
Associated Press/Xinhua, Chen Yehua - In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a bullet train G80 leaves for Beijing from the Guangzhou South Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. China has opened the world's longest high-speed rail line, which runs 2,298 kilometers (1,428 miles) from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the Pearl River delta in southern China. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Yehua)

Associated Press/Xinhua, Chen Yehua – In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, a bullet train G80 leaves for Beijing from the Guangzhou South Railway Station in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. China has opened the world’s longest high-speed rail line, which runs 2,298 kilometers (1,428 miles) from the country’s capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the Pearl River delta in southern China. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Yehua)

On Wednesday, China opened the world’s longest high-speed rail line.

The opening of the 2,298 kilometer (1,428 mile)-line was commemorated by the 9 a.m. departure of a train from Beijing for Guangzhou.

Another train left Guangzhou for Beijing an hour later.

Now it takes only half of the time to travel from Beijing to Guangzhou.








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