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Pulau-Pangkor Newsletter No. 18
June 15, 2006

Welcome to the first summer edition of the This edition of the newsletter will contain the following items:

  • Hi-Q Farm opened by Malaysian Prime Minister
  • Ikan Bilis, what is it? and what where can you get it?
  • The complete Site Build It reference center
  • Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb
  • Shopping in Sitiawan and Seri Manjung

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    ----------------------------------------- Hi-Q farm opened by Malaysian Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has visited Pulau Pangkor on Thursday 18th May 2006 . As it goes when the prime minister arrives, many people where there to welcome him to Teluk Dalam at Pangkor island. The Prime minister opened Hi-Q Organic Park Hotel Resorts and Farms, a joined project between Malaysian and Taiwanese businessmen. More details:  -----------------------------------------

    Ikan Bilis

    I visit Pulau Pangkor regularly. Not for nothing I live nearby. There are many reasons for it. One of them is to see some friends on the island. Another one is to get some awesome ikan bilis, in English: anchovies. At Pangkor local and imported ikan bilis are for sale. The imported is cheaper then the local.

    However, the local is better. Mr. and Mrs. Beh have a good ikan bilis shop in Pangkor Town (Kheng Hai Chuan Fishery). They explained (and let me taste) the differences between local and imported ikan bilis. Interested? I was! Read more here:

    Don't be surprised when you visit the shop, mrs. Beh let you try some of her best ikan bilis and other dried fish.


    The complete Site Build It reference center

    People keep on asking how the website was build, why it is successful. I always have but one answer: Sitesell does the job for me.

    Still not convinced? Read some of the proof:

    Unfortunately for other systems, Sitesell does what it claims. And that is why I am working on my second website, with Sitesell of course:


    Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb at Borneo

    Pangkor may be a good beach holiday destination, for some serious altitude you have to make a move to Sabah. Sabah is located in Borneo, therefore it is called East Malaysia.

    Sabah is quite well-known for it's beaches, jungle treks and, of course the orang utans. But Sabah also has the highest peak in South East Asia: Mount Kinabalu. One of the more spectacular things about this 4000 meter altitude mountain is that you can do the climb in a mere two days, from sea level, all the way to the top.

    Dr. Ruhaizad Daud lives and works in Sabah and wrote a great website about all the aspects of climbing Mount Kinabalu. It's not the Mount Everest, as he writes but it is a very spectacular mountain as your truthfully known. After all, some years ago I climbed up myself and I can recommend not only the journey, but also Dr. Ruhaizad Daud's work. It's a very accurate description of this great part of Sabah


    Shopping in Sitiawan and Seri Manjung

    Locals already know it, a new supermarket has opened it's doors for people in the area. The Econsave supermarket is located on the outskirts of Sitiawan. Big deal you may say.

    But one thing comes with the supermarket: another good place to try some local food. The last few days I have tried a few dishes there and I was more then satisfied. If you're there, try the cuttlefish mee.


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