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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hotel celebrates SK Ewa pupils' success

LANGKAWI: It was a proud moment for 60 pupils of SK Ewa at the ceremony organised by Teluk Datai Resorts Sdn Bhd (TDRSB) recently to celebrate the end of their primary school life.

The event also marked the end of TDRSB's three-year school adoption programme in collaboration with the Pintar Foundation.
Hotel Management Destination Resorts and Hotels (DRH) senior vice-president Anthony Sebastian said TDRSB had adopted SK Ewa in 2011 under the Pintar programme as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.
Sebastian said TDRSB had chosen SK Ewa because many of its employees had sent their children in the school.
"Our aim is to create awareness of the importance of academic excellence, especially to those from the low-income group as it will provide them with a better future and improve their living standards," he said after the ceremony.

p/s: More CSR is good for all the hotels. Especially reaching out to the local community.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

No plans to increase number of NGV stations: minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- The government has no plans to increase the number of petrol kiosks that provide natural gas services for vehicles (NGV) in the country, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar.
He said that so far there were 176 Petronas stations offering NGV services throughout the country for the benefit of about 57,000 vehicles including 55,000 taxis.

"Only Petronas provides NGV supply with 93 stations in Selangor and the Federal Territory, 10 in Kedah while the remaining stations were in the other states," he said when replying to Datuk Nawawi Ahmad (BN-Langkawi) during question time at the Dewan Rakyat sitting, today.

Nawawi was seeking clarification from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the government's plans to build NGV stations on Langkawi island. Abdul Wahid also said the government had no plans to build an NGV station on Langkawi island due to several factors identified earlier.
He said there was no network of infra gas pipes to channel the NGV from the mainland to Langkawi Island, while the development cost of about RM2.5 million for each petrol kiosk was high as well as the high cost of subsidy.

"The price of NGV is RM0.68 per liter compared with the cost of RM2.03 per litre. This means that Petronas is providing a subsidy of RM1.35 per liter. For the year 2012, Petronas spent RM600 million as subsidy for the NGV," he said.

p/s : Plain straight answer. No NGV in Langkawi. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Masa Depan Langkawi? Kemana hala tuju

Artikel yg menarik mengenai langkawi. Kemana hala tuju kita. Kerancakan ekonomi berteras pelancongan makin tampak. Dengan majoriti 90% penduduk adalah org melayu satu persoalan timbul. Adakah kerancakan ini menguntungkan org Langkawi @ lebih mengkayakan org luar. Sebenarnya bukannya org Langkawi tiada yg kaya raya. Byk yg boleh tahan.

Tetapi kadangkala tidak menyeluruh. Ditambah dgn kata-kata Tun Mahathir yg Melayu mudah lupa langkawi tampak tempang. Anak-anak tempatan tidak digilap ke tahap sepatutnya utk 'support' aktiviti yg sedia ada.

Kepada Kerajaan Negeri & Pusat. Ini adalah masanya utk gilap 'local' talent supaya bersama-sama maju dgn kepesatan langkawi.