Thursday, September 30, 2010

Octoberfest at Penang Hard Rock Hotel

Celebrate the annual German Beer Fest at Penang's Hard Rock Hotel. Entrance is Free, prizes up for grabs for beer drinking competition.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach,
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 8811711
Fax: +60 4 8812155

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Penang plans smoking kiosks

Smoking kiosks will be set up around the island once the Health Ministry approves the Penang government’s proposal to make the state smoke-free.

State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the designated smoking areas, by the roadside or in open air areas, complete with ashtrays and chairs, would be built to accommodate some 20 people.

He said, however, a survey would be conducted before the move was implemented in stages.

Phee said since it was difficult to get people to stop smoking, it would be easier to provide smoking areas for them.

“We respect their right to smoke even though it’s detrimental to health,” he said.

Phee said the smoking and non-smoking areas would be gazetted based on general consensus.

Phee said chances were that the state would emulate Asian countries such as Japan and South Korea to differentiate the smoking and non-smoking zones.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Penang to Implement No Car Zone?

First it was no plastic day, now Penang would be the first to implement the "No Car Zone" area to make a cleaner and greener state whilst promoting a healthier lifestyle. Certain areas of the heritage zone in Georgetown and Esplanade would be off-limits to vehicles on Sunday mornings.

Is it a good move???

Read on>>>

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to Get Rid of Insects

Got this from a chain email. Not sure how effective it is but is worth a try. Now with the rainy season back, our good friend the cockroach is back. I absolutely hate them and will try all methods to get rid of 'em...

How To Get Rid Of Insects
不殺生又能驅趕 螞蟻, 蚊子, 蟑螂 的妙法
Methods that do not kill but get rid of ants, mosquitoes and cockroaches
Ants don't like sour things, mosquitoes don't like spices and cockroaches don't like fragrant things.
To keep away ants, squeeze fresh lemon juice on where they'll be passing, and
also wipe the lemon slices on that surface.
新鮮檸檬對切成兩半,在看到螞蟻的地方及其動線,擠出檸檬汁,並拿著切半有果肉的那一面,沿途 塗抹,
Mosquitoes do not like spice. bury garlic under flowerbeds and clean dead leaves,
and keep the area clean.
Cockroaches do not like fragrance. Cut small pieces of soap, put them in a bottle with water, and put the bottle in a cupboard where you want to keep out cockroaches. After several days, they will be all gone and your cupboard will even smell good.
面對「打不死的蟑螂」,辦法是將浴用香皂切成小塊,置於容器內注入 清水,擺放在蟑螂出沒的櫥櫃內,
不出數日,打開櫥櫃將令您訝異於蟑螂的無影無蹤,櫥櫃內還多了怡人 的香味。
You do not need to kill mosquitoes: dissolve Vitamin C and B2 in water, wipe the water on your skin, and the scent will drive the mosquitoes away.
Put up orange coloured curtains, or orange plastic wrap around a bulb. Mosquitoes are afraid of orange light, and they will be gone.
Hang up a bunch of spring onions, and use gauze to wrap up the green sections of the onions, and there will be no more mosquitoes.
Putting a pot of Lilies, Milans, Roses, or Evening Primroses in your room will work too. 
二:室內掛上橘色的窗簾,或燈罩上罩上橘色的玻璃紙,由於蚊子害怕橘紅色的光線,能產生很好的驅蚊 效果。
四:在房內擺放 一兩 盆茉莉花,米蘭,玫瑰,夜來香等花卉,也可以驅除蚊蟲。
To drive away cockroaches, you can put pieces of cucumber where you want to keep them away.
蟑螂不喜歡黃瓜的味道,若不想蟑螂在你家裡開party不 妨將一兩 段掰斷的黃瓜放在它們經常出沒的地方。