Sunday, June 28, 2009

Petronas Twin Towers

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In the past segment of architectural post, we have seen some of the tallest building in the world. Let us proceed futher into some of their counterparts. Let us seen the building that has become a international branding to its country, Malaysia. The Petronas Twin Towers.

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It has been entitled as the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004 before being surpass by Taipei 101. Nevertheless, it still the tallest twin tower in the world. The tower is design by C├ęsar Pelli. The contractor for tower 1 is Hazama Corporation from Japan while contractor for tower 2 are Samsung Engineering & Construction and Kukdong Engineering & Construction from Korea.

Currently, it serve as the 2nd tallest building in the world. After the completion of Burj Dubai, its rank will be the 3rd tallest building in the world.


CHARACTERISTICS


The buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 120-meter foundations were built by Bachy Soletanche, and required massive amounts of concrete.

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The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia's Muslim religion. Another Islamic influence on the design is that the cross-section of the towers is based on a Rub el Hizb (albeit with circular sectors added to meet office space requirements). Due to a lack of steel and the huge cost of importing steel, the towers were constructed on a cheaper radical design of super high-strength reinforced concrete.


High-strength concrete is a material familiar to Asian contractors and twice as effective as steel in sway reduction; however, it makes the building twice as heavy on its foundation than a comparable steel building. Supported by 23-by-23 meter concrete cores and an outer ring of widely-spaced super columns, the towers use a sophisticated structural system that accommodates its slender profile and provides from 1300 to 2000 square metres of column-free office space per floor.


PURPOSE


Tower One is fully occupied by Petronas and a number of its subsidiaries and associate companies. The office spaces in Tower Two are mostly available for lease to other companies. A number of companies have offices in Tower Two, including Accenture, Al Jazeera English, Carigali Hess Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, McKinsey & Co, TCS, HCL Technologies, Krawler Networks, Microsoft, The Agency (a modeling company) and Reuters.

Below the twin towers is Suria KLCC, a shopping mall, and Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC

COMMENT

The building is inspired by Malaysia's Father of Modernization, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Before the time of the tower, Malaysia is the least known country compare to its neighbours like Singapore, Thailand or Indonesia. After the completion of the tower, it did gave a huge impact to Malaysia to be well-known through out the globe.

This is a vidoe clips during the Earth Hour 2009. Enjoy...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The last student

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you..
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I was amazed by one article in Harian Metro this morning. School with only one student. A very interesting fact. Believe it or not, this is happening to SRJKT Ladang Sungai Timah and its only student, K Humah.

The last student

K Humah, 12, a standard 6 student will taking her UPSR this year taking about 30 minutes communicating to school by boat said that she is really lonely due to the fact that she has no other friends to talk to or sharing problems about school. But this not stop her to continue her studies.

Plus, the school is equip with computers, projectors, library, 42" televisyen, canteen and field. All of this accessory will be used by her only! The school is run by 3 teachers, its principle M Paramiswary, 54, and 2 other academic teachers, M Jaya Kumar (27) and V Moganathaf (19) who also taking turns teach its only student.

As she will taking her UPSR this year, it is possibly that she will be the last student of the school...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Terengganu Royal Family

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Royalty segment for this month will cover about Terengganu Royal Family. The Ruler of Terengganu is styled as HRH Sultan of Terengganu.


The current Sultan of Terengganu is HRH Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin al-Wathiqu Billah ibni al-marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muqtafi Billah Shah. He is the 16th Sultan of Terengganu. His reign started since 1998.


The consort to the Ruler of Terengganu is styled as HRH Tengku Ampuan Besar. The current holder is Rozita binti Adil Bakeri. After her husband is proclaimed Sultan of Terengganu, she was accorded the title Permaisuri Nur Zahirah. In 2006, she is styled as HRH Sultanah Nur Zahirah as the Sultan's wishes.


HISTORY


The Royal house of Trengganu represents one of the junior male lines of the Bendahara family of Johor. They trace their descent from one Aidarus of Aceh, in Sumatra, a Sayyid originating from the Hadramaut in Southern Arabia. His descendants came to rule over four different states, Johor, Trengganu and Pahang in Malaysia and Lingga in Indonesia. In 1717, Zainal-Abidin, the younger brother of the Sultan 'Abdu'l Jalil IV Ri'ayat Shah of Johor established control over the eastern provinces of the kingdom with the title of Maharaja. He secured recognition as the first Sultan of Trengganu from his nephew Sultan Sulaiman I Badr ul-'Alam Shah of Johor in 1725.

His descendants claim to be the senior male-line descendants of the Johor sultans, and thus the rightful heirs to the honours of that kingdom.


ROYAL STANDARD

Royal Standard of the Sultan

Royal Standard of the Queen

Royal Standard of the Prince


ROYAL FAMILY



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Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin married with Sultanah Nur Zahirah and their married is blessed with 2 sons and 2 dauhgters.

  1. Tengku Nadhira Zahra (1996)
  2. Tengku Muhammad Ismail (1998)
  3. Tengku Muhammad Mua'az (2000)
  4. Tengku Fatimat uz-Zahra (2002)

PALACE

The officials palace of Sultan of Terengganu is Maziah Palace (Istana Maziah), located at Kuala Terengganu.



Istana Maziah, Kuala Terengganu


INHERITANCE

Male primogeniture in the family of Sultan Zainal Abidin I.

**line of successions

  1. Tengku Muhammad Ismail bin Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Yang di-pertuan Muda
  2. Tengku Muhammad Mu'az bin Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
  3. Tengku Dato' Sri Mustafa Kamil ibni al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Tengku Sri Bendahara Raja
  4. Tengku Sharif Mahmud bin Tengku Mustafa Kamil
  5. Tengku Daniel Haqeem bin Tengku Mustafa Kamil
  6. Tengku Nabil Al-Muktafi bin Tengku Mustafa Kamil
  7. Tengku Dato' Sri Baderul Zaman ibni al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Tengku Sri Panglima Raja
  8. Tengku Dato' Baharuddin ibni al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah, Tengku Sri Temenggong Raja
**subject to changes

GALERIA

Some of the pictures of the royal family.
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin
HRH Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin ibni almarhum al-marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muqtafi Billah Shah
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HRH Sultanah Nur Zahirah


During the installation as The Yang Dipertuan Agong (The Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia ;

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The pictures of Terengganuese Royal Family ;

i) Picture of Tengku Nadhirah Zaharah
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Among the rare footage of Princess Nadhirah Zaharah. (leftmost)

ii) Pictures of Tengku Muhammad Ismail, The Yang Dipertuan Muda of Terengganu


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Tengku Muhammad Ismail ibni Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin
Yang Dipertuan Muda (Crown Prince) of Terengganu


iii) Picture of Tengku Muhammad Mu'az and Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra

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Tengku Muhammad Muaz and Tengku Fatimatuz Zahra

The Chairman of Regent Advisory Council (MPPR) ;

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Tengku Baderuzzaman ibni al-marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muqtafi Billah Shah

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

5 World Power

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This is a special issues of this months, a world power. Currently, the United Nations has 192 officials members. Thus, which country emerges as the most influentials of all? There are many subcritions about World Power. In this topic, we will cover about political influences. in historical mentions, the term great power refers to any nations that have strong political, cultural and economic influence over nations around it and across the world.

China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States are a good examples of World Power. Now, lets see who are the leader of this respectives nation.


UNITED STATES
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Leader of United States is the President of United States. Barrack Obama is the current President of USA.

After the dissolutions of Soviet Union, United States has been left as the sole superpower of the World. United States is a leading economic, political and cultural force of the world. Also a permanent member of the UN security council. US economy is the largest economy in the world with an estimate GDP (Gross Domestic Product) 2008 of US$ 14.3 trillion.

Among the strong allied of US are South Korea, Japan and Israel. United States has a long crucial problems with the Muslims World especially after the attack to Afghanistan and Invasion of Iraq under the term of "World Peace".


UNITED KINGDOM

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United Kingdom are the only World Power that adapt a constitutional monarchy. The Head of Nation of the United Kingdom is HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

UK has the sixth largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh largest by purchasing power. It was also the first industrialized country. It is a foremost power in the 19th and 20th century, but the role has diminished after World War II. But nevertheless, it is still remains a major power with strong economic, cultural, military and political influence.

United Kingdom has a strong relationship with its former territory under Commonwealth of Nations.


RUSSIA

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Federation of Russia is the successor of the former Soviet Union. The current leader of Russia is Dmitry Medvedev.

Russia by far is the largest country in the world covers the area about 17,075,400 square kilometres. It has the world's fastest growing major economies and has the world's eight largest GDP and third largest purchasing power. Russia also possesses the world's largest stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.

Even the influence of Russia has reduced, it's still has a strong relations with its former territory under Commonwealth of Independent states.


FRANCE

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The leader of France is Nicholas Sarkozy

France built the third largest empire during the 19th and 20th century. France also possesses the fifth largest economy by nominal GDP and eight largest economy by puchasing power parity. It is the most visited country, receiving 82 million tourist annually. France also owns the largest number of nuclear weapons with active warheads and nuclear power plants in the European Union.

France among the former Impirealist that still retain its colonial territory and currently known as Oversea Territory of France.


CHINA

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China is ruled solely by Communist Party in the one-party system. The current leader of China is Hu Jintao.

China is the most populous country in the world with 1.3 billion people. It also has the world's third largest economy nominally. As a nuclear nation, its also has the world's largest standing army with the second largest defence budget. Currently, China has become one of the world's fastest growing economies and the world's largest exporter and the third largest importer of goods.

Among China closest ally is North Korea and other communist country.


COMMENT

In Malaysia, PAS Spiritual Leaders Tuan Guru Dato Nik Aziz Nik Mat has once questioned, Why not the Muslims World became the next World Power?

Looking at the current circumstances, none of the Muslims World countries has enough influence and capabilities to become a World Power. Nevertheless, Saudi Arabia has unofficially been approve as World Energy Power as it is a world biggest petroleum supplier. Thus, Sultan Abdullah bin Abd Aziz of Saudi Arabia were among the most influence leader in the Muslims World.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Knowledge is power

Assalamualaikum and Peace be upon all of you..
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It is already half a year since I started this blog. Before, I'm still a University student and now I officially started my practical this month. And lucky me, I can started my practical closed to home. Maybe a family tradition, all of my other cousins also doing their practical near from home. Everything happens so fast, and just like wise old man once said..


" Just go with the flow"

As I now stayed at home, another "assignment" has been given to me by my mother, babysitting my brother. Of course, both of my brothers will take an important exams of their life... SPM and UPSR. After finishing my studied, now I know how valuable knowledge is. It is not something that you can get without any hardship, that for sure. In this modern world, knowledge is the power.

Maybe nobility or wealth is symbol of power, but without knowledge.. you can't gain it...

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That's all about my life. I'm still searching for my blog topic for this month. Either cool or hot topic, sometimes it is very hard to decide, many event has occur bot expected and unexpected. Not very good with this "expected the unexpected things". Regardless, I have to follow the scheduled.

Thanks to all readers that has reply to my post up until now.. :)

Ok guys, here are the song from Yuna - Dan Sebenarnya,
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