PRK Tanjung Piai: 43 Peratus Keluar Mengundi Setakat 12PM (Gambar)

16 11 2019




In photos: Venice “Acqua Alta” Flood (2019)

14 11 2019

[CNN}- The Italian city of Venice is seeing its worst flooding in decades, prompting local authorities to submit a request for a state of emergency to the country’s central government, after an unusually high tide inundated the city on Tuesday.

Tides of 140 centimeters (55 inches) or more are known as “acqua alta” in Italian, and generally take place in winter time, according to Venice’s municipality website. The high tide on Tuesday peaked at 187 centimeters (74 inches), according to a statement from Venice’s government Wednesday morning.

It is the worst flooding in Venice since 1966, when the city was hit by tides up to 194 centimeters (76 inches), according to government statistics.

On Tuesday, the Tide Forecasting and Reporting Center of Civil Protection said that 45% of the city was flooded.





Photos – Age of Empires II Remastered in Lego Pieces

8 10 2019

The Age of Empires RTS game franchise is known for its evergreen high-quality history-based games, that is known across the world especially in the gaming communities. Recognised especially for the iconic award-winning Age of Empires II, the 22-year old franchise has stood the test of time and is still ongoing with the upcoming release of its fourth instalment, as well as a 4K remake of the legendary Age of Empires II coming this November.

Many people remember this game as a part of their childhood, and many too remember Legos as a part of their childhood. These group of Lego master builders have decided to collaborate on a major project making various Age of Empires II buildings using Lego, to the point where you would have thought it came from a real expert Lego Architecture set.

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Apa Ada Dengan Tanjung Piai? (Gambar)

29 09 2019

Fishermen's boats at the jetty next the Tanjung Piai Resort.

Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Tanjung Piai yang bakal diadakan tidak lama lagi telah melonjakkan nama Tanjung Piai, yang sebelum ini mungkin tidak begitu dikenali selain dalam kalangan Bangsa Johor.

Kawasan Tanjung Piai terletak di selatan Johor, dalam daerah Pontian dan tidak jauh dari pekan Kukup; namun dari sudut persempadanan pilihan raya pula, kawasan Parlimen Tanjung Piai meliputi dua kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) iaitu N.55 Pekan Nenas dan N.56 Kukup.

Tanjung Piai mungkin tidaklah segah nama destinasi-destinasi pelancongan lain di Johor yang lebih popular seperti Legoland dan Puteri Harbour Theme Park di Iskandar Puteri, Desaru, Johor Bahru, Gunung Ledang, Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa dan sebagainya; namun tahukah anda bahawa di sinilah letaknya tanah paling selatan di benua Asia?

Taman Negara Tanjung Piai terletak di hujung paling selatan Semenanjung Malaysia dan di sini juga letaknya titik paling selatan di tanah besar Eurasia.

Tempat jatuh lagi dikenang, inikan pula tempat bermain, nama Tanjung Piai amat istimewa kepada saya, ibu dan kakak-kakak kerana banyak kenangan manis bersama arwah ayah di sini.

Beberapa tahun yang lalu, ketika arwah ayah masih ada, kami sering ke Tanjung Piai, Kukup dan Pontian selain daerah-daerah lain di Johor, dan pada satu ketika, kami pernah ke Tanjung Piai hampir setiap minggu sehingga saya sudah biasa dengan kawasan ini kerana telah berbelas kali ke sana.

Tanjung Piai kaya dengan keindahan semulajadi, dikelilingi oleh hutan paya bakau yang sangat cantik dengan kedipan kelip-kelip di sesetengah kawasan pada waktu malam.

Kalau mengikut kawasan di bawah Parlimen Tanjung Piai, ekonomi penduduknya tertumpu kepada perikanan, pertanian dan ekopelancongan.

Makanan lautnya sangat segar dan antara yang paling saya rindui ialah ‘baby sotong’, ketam dan otak-otak yang kami nikmati di Tanjung Piai Resort, iaitu sebuah resort yang dibina di atas air berhampiran dengan jeti nelayan dan tidak jauh dari Taman Negara Tanjung Piai.

Kawasan perkampungan sekitar Tanjung Piai sentiasa tenang, berbeza dengan suasana di pekan Kukup yang dipenuhi dengan restoran-restoran makanan laut yang agak sibuk ketika hujung minggu.

Menjelang PRK nanti, khasnya dalam tempoh berkempen, kawasan yang tenang ini akan menjadi sibuk dan akan dipenuhi oleh pemimpin dan petugas parti-parti politik dari seluruh negara; termasuk mereka yang belum pernah berkunjung ke Tanjung Piai selama ini.

Semoga penduduk Tanjung Piai akan membuat pilihan yang tepat dengan memilih pemimpin yang berjiwa besar, berwibawa serta amanah demi memastikan kesejahteraan rakyat sentiasa terbela.

Di bawah ialah sebahagian daripada koleksi gambar yang kami rakamkan di sekitar kawasan Tanjung Piai beberapa tahun yang lalu.

Related Post:

  1. Johor (1): Tanjung Piai Resort
  2. Johor (2): Photos – Taman Negara Tanjung Piai (Tanjung Piai National Park)
  3. Johor (4): Photos Of High Tide vs Low Tide (Tanjung Piai)

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A Tribute to My Chinese Heritage

10 09 2019

The above beautiful piece of art portrays wild orchids with Chinese characters “幽兰”, which means “orchid”, is hung on the wall of our living room.

It was a gift for my mother by our Chinese friend saying that it will bring us ‘ong’; but my father had it hung at that particular spot because it is indeed a very beautiful gift.

I am a Malay and I am very proud to be one; the beautiful Chinese piece of art with the Chinese characters in our living room does not make me less of a Malay.

I cannot read Mandarin, but thanks to our dear family friend, Aunty Helen Ang, we are able to understand what the Chinese characters say; and as orchids in the Chinese culture symbolises wealth and fortune, I guess it does have something to do with ‘ong’.

People often remarked that neither my parents, my siblings nor I have the typical Malay looks, even though both of my parents are Malay; I think it is the result of our mixed bloodlines.

My maternal grandfather is a Malay with Peranakan Chinese and Middle-Eastern ancestries along the family bloodlines while my maternal grandmother came from Chinese bloodline.

While my paternal grandfather is a Malay, my paternal grandmother is a Malay with some Siamese and Middle-Eastern bloodlines.

I come from a family with a very rich history especially from the lineage of my maternal grandfather where Tun Zain Indera of Tersat, who came from the lineage of the Sultanate of Johor-Riau was my 8th great-grandfather; my great-grandfather, Haji Awang Omar bin Dato’ Mata Mata Tua Yusof was the younger brother of Dato’ Seri Amar Diraja Haji Ngah Mohamad bin Dato’ Mata Mata Tua Yusof.

As I am very proud of my maternal grandfather’s ancestry, I am also proud of my Chinese ancestry.

My maternal great-grandfather, Hj. Ya’acob Abdullah Al-Yunani whom we affectionately called Appa was a Chinese Muslim and his Chinese name was Tung Foo Piew.

Appa told us about how his father, Hj. Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Yunani sailed from Kwantung or Guangdong in the 19th century to start a business and a new life in the Tanah Melayu.

What makes me really proud about my Chinese ancestors is that despite coming from a different country with a different culture and traditions, they managed to assimilate with the local Malay community around them.

Appa said that it did not take a long time for his parents to able to speak Malay and for his father to learn to read and write in the Jawi scripture.

Appa wore his baju Melayu with ‘kain pelikat’ and ate Malay food but he also loved the Chinese style soups, noodles and tofu which we also do enjoy regularly in our home.

And despite being proud of his Chinese heritage to the end of his life, Appa spoke fluent Malay, practised the Malay custom and proudly called himself a Malay, as he met all the criteria to become a Malay as stated in the Article 160 of the Federal Constitutions.

Appa who called Tanah Melayu his homeland was happy to assimilate and had a very high respect for the Malays and was thankful to be accepted in this country as he knew life in China used to be hard, which was the reason why his parents risked their lives sailing to Tanah Melayu in seeking for a brighter future of their children.

And I am also proud to learn from my mother’s uncle that a great statesman, Tun Tan Siew Sin who was a former Minister of Finance was a distant relative of ours from my maternal grandfather’s side of the family; and that our ancestors came in the same boat to Tanah Melayu long, long time ago.

It is the respect and love for our country as well as for our fellow citizens and obeying the laws of the land that makes us a very special nation.

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Hurricane Dorian: The Aftermath in Bahamas (In Photos)

3 09 2019

The deadly storm, which was stuck in place over the island nation, has been pounding the northern Bahamas for nearly two days. (Photo credit to CBS News).

CNN – Grand Bahama is facing “extreme flooding” after receiving 30 inches of rain from Dorian, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 a.m. ET update Tuesday.

The island faces yet another day of dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge as Dorian continues to inch its way over the Bahamas.

Along with the tremendous amounts of rainfall, the NHC said, Grand Bahama is seeing wind gusts measured at 140 mph and storm surge of 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels, causing destructive waves.

These hazards from Dorian are forecast to continue on Grand Bahama through most of the day.

Related article: Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

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Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

2 09 2019

(Image credit to Insider)

ABC New reported that the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which came ashore on Elbow Cay of the Abaco Islands, is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record, along with a hurricane on Labor Day in 1935 that struck the Florida Keys and moved up along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on the island near Marsh Harbour, and a third landfall an hour before midnight on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island.

Devastating conditions continued on the Abaco Islands overnight, with western portions of Grand Bahama, including the main city of Freeport, seeing the situation head south through the early morning.

Below is a report by The Guardian – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas – as it happened:

  • Hurricane Dorian has pounded the northernmost islands of the Bahamas with winds reaching speeds of more than 220mph (355kmh).
  • The first death was reported from the hurricane by Eyewitness News in the Bahamas, which spoke with a woman who said she had learned her eight-year-old grandson had died, likely drowned, and her granddaughter was missing. Both children were in the Abaco Islands.
  • Dorian is the biggest storm to hit the island chain in modern times and has been described as “catastrophic” and posing a “life-threatening” risk.
  • Meteorologists are finding it difficult to predict the path of the hurricane because of its wide “cone of uncertainty”. Though the Bahamas will probably suffer the most devastation, the big question in terms of scale of potential human suffering is where and when Dorian will hit along the east coast of the US, where population density is so much greater.
  • Georgia and South Carolina issued evacuation orders for their coastal communities on Sunday night as the National Hurricane Center warned of storm surges that could reach 18ft to 23ft (5.5m-7m) above normal levels.
  • On Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, footage emerged of floodwaters reaching halfway up the sides of family homes with parts of the roofs torn off. The island chain’s homes are built to withstand winds of at least 150mph (241km/h).
  • Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis said in a televised address: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people. I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.

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