How To Travel To Labuan From Menumbok By Speedboat

Labuan is an island located just six miles off the northwest coast of Borneo.  It is made up of the main island of Labuan and six small islets namely Pulau Rusukan Besar, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Burong, Pulau Papan and Pulau Daat.

Labuan was proclaimed a Federal Territory in 1984 and in 1990, it was declared an international offshore financial centre and free trade zone.  I was informed that decades ago, folks from Sabah used to shop for textiles and electronics in Labuan because of the cheaper price, most probably due to Labuan’s free trade zone status.  But nowadays, it has lost that advantage due to better ports in Sabah. Continue reading…

 

Starbucks Planner 2014

Every year end, Starbucks will offer something extra special to their customers and it’s usually the Starbucks Planner.  Of all the designs that I have seen so far, in my opinion, the Philippines Starbucks consistently offers the best designs and choices every year.  Have a look at their Planner for this year HERE, it’s not only creatively designed, it’s also loaded with extras for customers such as: Continue reading…

 

Syimir Abdul Razak Wins Malaysia Open 2013

National back-up bowler, Syimir Abdul Razak walks away with RM40,000 at the 36th Malaysian International Open Bowling Championship 2013 after defeating compatriot and three-time champion, Zulmazran Zulkifli in the step-ladder final today. The 21 year old, surprised everyone at the Sunway Mega Lanes at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya by topping the men’s category in the 8 games roll-off in the Masters. He was seeded first  in the step ladder because of that and waited for the top six to compete against each other for the right to play against him in the final. Continue reading…

 

Hunger Games – Catching Fire

In last year’s ‘Hunger Games‘, Katniss escaped death, and shared her triumph with Peeta, who was totally devoted to her.  Initially, I was reluctant to watch The Hunger Games, and didn’t rush to the theatres for it, because I thought it was another ‘Twilight’.  When I finally watch it (on ASTRO), I watched it twice.  I seldom watch a movie twice.  It was really a good movie. Continue reading…