Malaysia is actually celebrating their 5oth year of independence. They are having a huge promotion to attract tourists and this year they sure did attract A LOT. Cable T.V. stations have a series of advertisements about “VMY 2007”. It is quite fitting to Visit Malaysia this year… and I just love their “One Golden Celebration” song. Super! I wish we could have one as grand in Philippines!
There’s a place not far away
Different faces yet all the same
With a million dreams
In one golden celebration
It’s the place for us to be
It’s the time to feel so free
With a million smiles
In one golden celebration
Come and spread your wings
There’s so much to see
There’s a million colours
Right before your eyes
It’s one golden celebration
We landed in Penang Island on our first day. It’s where the ship “Star Cruise” docks when visiting Malaysia. Very nice place.
Anyway, our main point of visiting Malaysia was because of the farm of a company we are building our future with. We got to visit the DXN farm on our 2nd day(we traveled 2 hours from Penang to Alor Star) .
They say you haven’t been to Malaysia if you did not visit “Genting Highlands” and so this was the second highlight of our trip. Fortunately, we got to ride the “world’s fastest and Southeast Asia’s longest cable car“ called the Genting Skyway.
There are also different facilities in the resort like golf courses, shopping malls, concert hall, sky diving simulator and theme parks. Basically, we did not tour the whole place since we were only there for a night from (Sept.19)5pm-8am(Sept. 20). We watched their featured presentation called “FLY”. The presentation was not that bad… I enjoyed the introduction where they sang “One Golden Celebration”.
On our fourth day we headed to Kuala Lumpur from Genting Highlands. Along the way we visited the batik factory and the place where they sell “genuine leather”. Leathers made from cows to stingrays. We also headed to KLCC and visited Aquaria.
We checked in at Berjaya Times Square, a 5 star hotel. It was a good hotel since the shopping mall is just part of the Square. Very convenient and it’s one of the things I like. I did not get to tour the mall during our 2-day stay there because there was no time. Only the first 3 floors. Someone told me that there’s a big roller coaster in the 5th floor. Too bad, I did not get to visit it.
Of course by this time I also met Dwinny. A good friend of mine. We forgot to take pictures. Tsk. Tsk.
We had our one day seminar in the hotel and also our Gala Night at our last night. Of course, finally I got to meet the “hot shot” / “dragon” of our company of course the one and only owner of our family business, Dr. Lim Siow Jin.
They have big highways and nice “island bars” on highways. Although the weather tends to be a bit more like General Santos City or Cagayan de Oro they have nice paved sidewalks and clean and so that would come as a consolation. Their forests remains untouched and preserved.