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Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah

 Posted by Germain Laroche
Germain Laroche
, July 27, 2014 at 13:12:46 :: Malaysia

MalaysiaThe Yang di-Pertuan Agong is the head of state of Malaysia. The office was established in 1957 when the Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gained independence.

A literal English translation of the title is "He who is made Lord". However, common alternatives are "King", "Supreme Ruler", "Paramount Ruler", or "Supreme Head of State". Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with an elected monarch as head of state. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is elected to a five-year term by and from among the nine hereditary rulers of the Malay states. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is one of the few elected monarchs in the world.

In Malaysia's constitutional monarchy, the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is largely ceremonial. The constitution specifies that the executive power of the Federal government is vested in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and is exercised by him on the advice of the federal Council of Ministers. The latter is headed by the Prime Minister, appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong from among the elected members of Parliament.

The current Yang di-Pertuan Agong is Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah.

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KLIA Ekspres, Kuala Lumpur

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 03, 2010 at 09:35:37 :: Malaysia

KLIA Ekspres is a premium non-stop high-speed train service that connects KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) and the Kuala Lumpur city centre (Kuala Lumpur Sentral AKA KL Sentral). Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes 28 minutes allowing you to relax in comfort along the way. KLIA Ekspres promises to be fast, reliable, safe; and comfortable.

KLIA Ekspres is designed with air travellers needs in mind. The KLIA Ekspres operates at 15-minutes intervals during peak hours and 20 minutes during off-peak. It is Malaysian fastest railway system with a 99.7% on-time service performance.

Kuala Lumpur's landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia

Flight check-in KL Sentral:

Just like an airport, you can check-in your flight before even reaching the airport. This facility is exclusively for KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit passengers flying with Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei, Cathay Pacific or Emirates. Simply check-in and collect your boarding pass in advance so it allows you more time to avoid the rush when you reach KLIA.

* First train: 5.00am
* Last train: 12.30am
* Peak Hours: 6.00am - 08.45am & 4.00pm - 9.45pm

More info on the KLIA Ekspres website .

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UNESCO World Heritage

Malaysia, Kinabalu Park

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, March 04, 2012 at 12:40:30

Location State of Sabah, Malaysia
Coordinates N6 15 0 E116 30 0
Property 75,370 ha
Date of Inscription 2000

Brief Description ( )

Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. It has been designated as a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia and is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora.

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Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park Kinabalu Park

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Malaysia, Gunung Mulu National Park

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, June 06, 2011 at 11:46:34

Location northern Sarawak, island of Borneo, Malaysia
Coordinates N4 7 59.988 E114 55 0.012
Property 52,864 ha
Date of Inscription 2000

Brief Description ( )

Important both for its high biodiversity and for its karst features, Gunung Mulu National Park, on the island of Borneo in the State of Sarawak, is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The 52,864-ha park contains seventeen vegetation zones, exhibiting some 3,500 species of vascular plants. Its palm species are exceptionally rich, with 109 species in twenty genera noted. The park is dominated by Gunung Mulu, a 2,377 m-high sandstone pinnacle. At least 295 km of explored caves provide a spectacular sight and are home to millions of cave swiftlets and bats. The Sarawak Chamber, 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world.

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Pinnacles, Gunung Mulu National Park Trees, Gunung Mulu National Park

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Malaysia, Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, January 17, 2011 at 05:57:34

Location Melaka and George Town, Malaysia
Coordinates N5 25 17 E100 20 45
Date of Inscription 2008
Property 219 ha

Brief Description ( )

Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca have developed over 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West in the Straits of Malacca. The influences of Asia and Europe have endowed the towns with a specific multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible. With its government buildings, churches, squares and fortifications, Melaka demonstrates the early stages of this history originating in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and the Portuguese and Dutch periods beginning in the early 16th century. Featuring residential and commercial buildings, George Town represents the British era from the end of the 18th century. The two towns constitute a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia.

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City Hall, Penang Kek Lok Si Temple, George Town Stadthuys, Christ Church

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