Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Missing MAS flight: Timeline of events

12.41am: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 takes off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The Boeing 777-200 was ferrying 239 people on board, including two infants, and 12 crew members. 38 on board are reported to be Malaysian. 
1.30am: MH370 signal suddenly disappears from Department of Civil Aviation radar. The aircraft did not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers. (http://bit.ly/1fMqKhn)
6.40am: Flight was scheduled to arrive in Beijing, China.
10.15am: False report of flight MH370 making emergency landing in Nanning, China published. Revealed to be untrue within minutes.
11.55pm: False report of Vietnamese aviation authorities receiving the plane's signal is published. Report debunked within minutes.
12pm: In a press conference in Sepang MAS group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said that the passengers of flight MH370 are of 14 different nationalities.
The passengers include 153 Chinese nationals, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians, six Australians, three French, four Americans, two from Ukraine, New Zealand and Canada respectively and one each from Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Netherlands and Austria. The flight was a codeshare with China Southern Airlines (http://bit.ly/1lHDpEX).
12.30pm: MAS says the last point of contact with flight MH370 was approximately 120 nautical miles east of Kota Baru at the South China Sea.(http://bit.ly/1ff0Kp9)
12.50pm: A Vietnamese rescue official denies that the signal of the missing Malaysian plane MH370 has been detected (http://bit.ly/MVD6H8).
1pm: China dispatches two maritime rescue ships to the South China Sea to help in search and rescue operations for the missing flight MH370 (http://bit.ly/1ozmXDx).
1.10pm: The Malaysian Embassy in Beijing arranges a hotline for all enquiries relating to missing flight MH370. All calls related to the incident can be directed to +86 10 6532 2531/2/3. (http://bit.ly/1kDDcCs)
1.30pm: A statement posted on the official Vietnamese government website said that the plane lost contact near Ca Mau province airspace as it was preparing to transfer to Ho Chi Minh City air traffic control. The transfer never took place (http://bit.ly/1qhLZuJ)
2pm: The passenger list of all onboard is made publicly available (http://bit.ly/1cJqx8R).

2.20pm: Unofficial reports in Vietnamese and Chinese media have quoted the Vietnamese Navy as saying that flight MH370 went down in the South China Sea. Rescue ships have been dispatched to the area, says Al-Jazeera (http://bit.ly/MVMafc).
3pm: The Malaysian Navy are in communication with its Vietnamese counterpart to verify reports of the sighting of the wreckage of flight MH370 near an island in southern side of the country (http://bit.ly/1g7UnIP).
MAS asks for two next of kin of each passenger to be at KLIA at 6pm Saturday (http://bit.ly/1cJtne4).
4.20pm: Vietnamese government confirms that flight MH370 disappeared in Vietnamese airspace (http://bit.ly/1cj69As).
6pm: Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and United States reported to have joined Malaysia in search and rescue operations.
7pm: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says search area to be expanded.
9pm: Report says Vietnam's Department of Civil Aviation located two giant oil slicks off the southern coast consistent with fuel left behind by crashed jetliner.
Sunday, March 9
1.30am: A team of 92 MAS personnel has landed in Beijing. The team of caregivers and volunteers dubbed GoTeam by MAS departed KLIA at 4.30pm on Friday will  assist family members of the passengers. http://bit.ly/1lKHHv1
1.50am: The Pentagon on Saturday dispatched a naval destroyer and a surveillance plane to aid in the search for the missing MH370 flight. US military officials said in a statement that the destroyer, the USS Pinckney, was en route to the southern coast of Vietnam to help search for the MAS jet that had disappeared in waters off Vietnam.http://bit.ly/1fNPBBH
4.00am: There is no firm news of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing although it has been reported missing more than 24 hours ago. MAS' Executive Media Relations and Strategic Communications Malini Saudranrajan urged Malaysians and people worldwide to pray for flight MH370.http://bit.ly/1fWoaQ4
6.00am: US officials said they are investigating terrorism concerns after two people listed as passengers on the missing MH370 turned out not to be on the plane and had reported their passports stolen. http://bit.ly/1fdfMAv
8.40am: A Texas semiconductor firm said Saturday that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines jet that has abruptly vanished. http://bit.ly/1kFv3gC
10am: At a press conference Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the search and rescue mission to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 has yet to produce any findings as at 7am Sunday. The operation was carried out through the night and will continue, he said.http://bit.ly/O8QWa0
10.10am: The US government is sending a Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) team to assist in investigating the disappearance of  MH370. http://bit.ly/1ipq7fE
10.40am: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announces it is conducting investigations of the two suspected holders of missing passports aboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370. http://bit.ly/1kF1P1u
11am: Singapore sends two warships and a naval helicopter to help in the six-country search for the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that went missing on Saturday.http://bit.ly/1h3oezS
12pm: The US National Transportation Safety Board said it has dispatched a team to Asia to help investigate the MH370 disappearance. http://bit.ly/1cLYDZO
2pm: The two impostors who travelled on the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 using fake passports were captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. http://bit.ly/1fVV3ML
3.30pm: The RMAF confirmed the possibility that flight MH370 performed an air turn back. This was according to a recording captured on the military radar, said RMAF chief General Tan Sri Rozali Daud. He described an air turn back as a flight which had deviated from the flight path and into a reciprocal heading. http://bit.ly/1Clzcje
Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/08/Missing-MAS-flight-Timeline/

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar Pekan

Google map: 48 KM, 50minutes from MAHKOTA AMAN HOMESTAY.
Pekan, sebuah bandar tua yang mempunyai banyak kesan sejarahnya. Bandar ini juga dikenali sebagai Bandar Diraja pernah menjadi ibu negeri dan pusat pentadbiran negeri Pahang Darul Makmur.
Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar, merupakan sebuah bangunan lama yang mempunyai sejarahnya yang tersendiri. Bangunan muzium ini pada asalnya merupakan bangunan kayu dua tingkat yang dibina oleh Inggeris pada tahun 1888, sebagai tempat kediaman Residen British Pertama di Pahang, J.P. Rodger. Pada tahun 1898, ibu negeri Pahang dipindahkan dari Pekan ke Kuala Lipis dan bangunan ini dijadikan tempat penginapan Residen-residen Inggeris yang datang menjalankan tugas-tugas rasminya di bandar Pekan. Pada tahun 1929, bangunan kayu ini digantikan dengan bangunan batu dua tingkat iaitu seperti yang terdapat sekarang ini. Ketika pendudukan Jepun di Tanah Melayu bangunan ini digunakan sebagai markas pegawai-pegawai tentera Jepun.
Dalam tahun 1948, bangunan ini telah diduduki oleh DYMM Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar sebagai menggantikan Istana Sri Terentang. Bangunan ini kemudiannya dikenali sebagai Istana Kota Beram yang menjadi tempat persemayaman baginda dan menjalankan upacara-upacara yang lain. Pada tahun 1954, lantaran kedudukan ruang-ruang di dalam istana yang agak terhad, kerajaan negeri telah membina bangunan tambahan untuk dijadikan balai yang dikenali dengan Balairung Seri.
Pada tahun 1970, YAB Perdana Menteri Tun Haji Abdul Razak dalam pertemuannya ketika itu dengan penduduk Pekan telah mengusulkan agar diwujudkan sebuah Muzium Pahang, bertujuan untuk mengumpul dan mempamerkan sejarah dan kebudayaan negeri Pahang. Lanjutan daripada itu pada tahun 1974, kerajaan negeri Pahang, telah mengkaji keperluan menubuhkan Muzium ini, satu Jawatankuasa Kerja telah dibentuk bagi mengubahsuai Istana Kota Beram kepada Muzium Negeri. Muzium ini kemudiaanya dinamakan sebagai Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar bersempena Istana yang pernah menjadi tempat persemayaman baginda.
Pada tahun 1975, satu Enakmen telah diluluskan oleh Majlis Perundangan Negeri Pahang dan diwartakan oleh Kerajaan pada 14 Ogos 1975. Melalui enakmen ini Kerajaan negeri Pahang telah menubuhkan satu badan pentadbiran muzium yang dikenali sebagai Lembaga Muzium Negeri Pahang yang bertanggungjawab terhadap pengurusan Muzium ini. Pada 21 Oktober 1976, DYMM Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Sultan Pahang telah berkenan menyempurnakan pembukaan rasmi Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar. Semenjak daripada itu Muzium ini terus giat mengumpul dan mempamerkan kesan dan tinggalan sejarah serta kebudayaan tradisional negeri Pahang.

The Pahang Sungai Lembing Museum was set up to remember the glory days of Sungai Lembing town as the richest producer of tin when the country, Malaysia, was the largest producer in the world.
However, tin is no more an important ore in the world, having been replaced by plastics, alluminium and other cheaper synthetic resources for what were previously its end products, like tins and containers for foods and drinks.

With the decline in tin production, Sungai Lembing town itself has slowly dwindled in size and importance, but the memories of its heydays are still vivid in the minds of its old residents.
With the establishment of the Museum, it is hoped that the present and future generations can comprehend and see the importance it had played in the economic and social development of Pahang state as well as the country.

Source : http://www.pahang-delights.com/sungai-lembing.html

Friday, May 20, 2011


Kuantan, the capital city and main administrative center of the state of Pahang Darul Makmur, lies on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 170 miles east of Kuala Lumpur - the capital city of Malaysia - and 215 miles north of Singapore. It is situated on the banks of the Kuantan river mouth, facing the South China Sea. This town is the gateway to the delightful East Coast states of West Malaysia. You can travel north along the coastal road to the states of Trengganu and Kelantan. And further up north towards the borders of Thailand. Although Kuantan has grown into a bustling modern town in line with the rapid development of Malaysia, it still retains its delightful cultures, traditions and values, making it a modern yet traditional town. Populated mainly by the Malays, Chinese and Indians, you will also find in the outskirts, communities of indigenous people ( known as "Orang Asli" in Malaysia), some living the modern way while others maintaining their traditional lifestyle.

Well, don't just stay in your room while you're in town...take a peek outside and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Partake in the activities. And you'll find that there are plenty of joyful things and activities you can do in Kuantan. The popular beaches of Teluk Chempedak, Batu Hitam and the tranquil Sepat Beach are just nearby. You can enjoy and experience the vibrant night markets or watch the unique sight of buffaloes hauling carts laden with catches of the sea at Beserah. Or go to Jalan Masjid in the middle of Kuantan and visit the Pahang Heroes Museum (Muzium Tokoh Pahang) depicting the notables of Pahang's political and social history. Make a visit to the Pahang Art Gallery (Balai Seni Lukis Pahang) at Jalan Tanah Putih near the MPK Office Building. Or just watch some lively traditional dances at the Taman Budaya Negeri Pahang at Jalan Teluk Sisek. And if you wish to take a fast jog to burn your fats away or just have a leisurely stroll to exercise your eyes, this capital of Pahang has several recreational parks and a popular waterfalls spot with friendly facilities. Take the exciting river-cruise on the River where you'll get to observe and walk through untouched mangroves swamp along the river bank. Or just go...SHOPPING!

So, pick your choice and enjoy Kuantan, the delightful gateway to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Teluk Chempedak

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Teluk Chempedak Situated just 6km from Kuantan and about 23.7 km (30Minutes) from Mahkota Aman Homestay.  Teluk Chempedak is an enclosed bay with a nice stretch of beach. Popular with the locals, activities include swimming, surfing and jet skiing can be done here. Explore the nearby jungle for Malaysia's flora and fauna, with a few different species of plant life, insects, small animals and monkeys inhabiting the small area. Watch out for the unruly monkeys