Interview with Penang CM Lim Guan Eng on RM6.3b Mega Projects

If there is any Penangites who would like to know more about these Mega Projects recently announced by our Penang CM Lim Guan Eng, I would like to advice them to take a few minutes of your time to view this video interview with him before you jump to any conclusion – whether to support or to oppose.

An Interview with Penang CM on Mega Project in Penang

For your information, the RM6.3 billion mega project covers a 6.5 km undersea tunnel from Gurney Drive to Bagam Ajam in Butterworth; 4.2 km expressway bypass from Pesiaran Gurney to Persiaran Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu ; a 4.6 km expressway and by-pass fromTun Dr Lim Chong Eu to Bandar Baru Air Itam and a four-lane 12 km road linking Tanjung Bungah with Teluk Bahang.

 

Short-Term Apartment Rental in Penang

Anyone looking for “Short Term” apartment rental in Penang for your coming holiday season?

PG Apartments offering solutions to your ‘short term’ apartment rental in Penang.

The Wiz would like to share this ‘good news’ with my readers as one of my blog sponsors are currently venturing into this ‘short term’ apartment rental business and they are offering readers some good rates for your coming holiday season in Penang! As tourists begin to flock into this wonderful small island during the school holidays, many seasoned travellers will tell you that finding accomodation will be a real challenge especially when you planned your travel in the last minute.

PG Apartments offer solutions to short term apartment rental in Penang

The challenge of finding good and affordable stay in Penang will grow tougher if you happen to travel in large group of family members and one of the best solutions to these travellers is to find yourself a nice apartment where everybody get to stay under the same roof! With this idea in mind, our sponsor PG Apartments is offering a simple ‘no-frills’ short term apartment rental to all foreign and local travellers so that you don’t have to pay through your nose when you come and visit Penang at any time of the year!

Good & Affordable rate for Short Term Apartment rental in Penang

The rates on offer by PG Apartments here is believed to be pretty much lower if compare to you checking into one of our 4-star hotel in a group of 6-8 people. Most of the apartments available will come in 3 bedrooms and you are free to use the facilities available such as swimming pool and gymnasium.

According to the CEO, PG Apartments’ Short Term Apartment rental welcomes enquiries from tourists who need a roof over their heads for a couple of days to foreign expatriates who might need a temperary shelter in Penang before they settle down in their long term home. Of course, rates will differ depending on the length of your stay but I’m assured that you will be able to get one of the best rate in town as the company is committed to offer the best to their customers.

For any additional information, interested parties can log into our sponsor’s webpage @ http://www.pg-apartments.com and contact them through email.

Follow Wiz @ Tweeter @wizurye

Follow @wizurye on TweeterI’m abit outdated when it comes to tech-savvy stuffs and though I hate to admit it, I just got in touch with ‘Tweeter’ recently and guess what, I straightaway got addicted to it!

Wow… Tweeter really open up a new dimension of networking to me which remains an uncharted territory even though I started blogging since 2008! With Tweeter, I don’t have to write long-winded post for my readers just to get some of my crazy ideas across the board. Tweeting allows me to voice up my opinion in just a few words which I think it’s pretty cool! Really got to thank my sis ChanLilian for her advice and guidance once again…

So all my readers and fans (hopefully I got some) out there, you are more than welcomed to follow the Wiz through Tweeter by following me @wizurye. I’ll definitely try to update my tweets as frequent as possible to update you with the most happening news in around Malaysia as well as putting a special focus on our beloved Penang.

Blogging will continue, of course, but Tweeter has indeed open another gateway for me to spread my views on the New Dawn of Penang – Love for Penang, Care for Penang! Remember yea… it’s @wizurye on Tweeter!

P.S. Let’s see how many followers I can get in week till a month… Thanks for all the support all these years!

Get rewarded when you surf the Net

Smart Media in MalaysiaHmmm… this sounds too good to be true eh? However, the Wiz was introduced to a new system that has just recently hit our shore where internet users will get ‘rewarded’ as they surf the internet on daily basis. You would have thought, “you must be kidding, right?”

Smart Media’s HOME PAGE PAYS!

Well, a new company call ‘Smart Media’ (SM) has recently hit the shore of Malaysia where they promised to ‘REWARD’ internet surfers with lots of prizes and CASH! Yes, cold hard CA$H plus prizes are offered on daily, weekly and monthly basis for all internet users who surf through their site of Home Page Pays! It seems that upon visiting the site, internet users can register for ‘FREE’ membership to enjoy a whole load of freebies such as tutorial videos, tips and news portals – all within just a click away with your mouse!

Isn’t that GREAT?!! I mean you don’t get FREE stuffs these days without any gimmicks but with the Home Page Pays system, FREE members will get to enjoy these freebies without really need to pay anything from their pockets. All they got to do is to register themselves a FREE Membership in Home Page Pays from a ‘sponsor’ and that’s it, you are on your way for Freebies!

SMART Points from Home Page Pays.

On top of these freebies, internet users will also be earning ‘Smart Points‘ from this Home Page Pays system every time they use any of the applications available there. What’s best is all these applications are our daily necessity such Google, WordPress and Youtube. Which means, internet users will be ‘rewarded’ with these ‘Smart Points‘ whenever you open a page to access your usual Google news, CNN, WordPress blogs and Youtube videos! It will be just as simple as that…

After accumulating these ‘Smart Points’, there will countless of prizes and stuffs which you can redeem from the Home Page Pays. So, not only you’ll get something of values Free of Charge through the Home Page Pays, you’ll be further rewarded when you have enough ‘Smart Points‘ to redeem for more goodies. Isn’t that GREAT??!!!

Getting PAID more!

If you think this is all you can get from Smart Media’s Home Page Pays, then you’ll be sorely wrong! Your rewards might stop here if you happen to be a FREE member. However, you’ll get to explore for MORE if you decide to be PAID member.

Being a PAID member will bring a whole lot of different perspective and it definitely will be far MORE rewarding than being just an ordinary FREE member. There are different categories of PAID members and usually, you can slowly upgrade your categories as you grow your business and group of referrals. Of course, the higher you go, the more you’ll earn provided your pool of FREE and PAID users continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

It’s kind of sound like an ‘online-MLM’ scheme here but I think the difference here is they are offering Freebies and not really trying to sell anyone anything at all! The reason why Home Page Pays able to pay or reward users is because they generate a whole lot of revenue from advertising and they are returning almost up to 75% of these revenues back to the internet users like you and me. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

So for those of you out there who really love some bargain hunting and free stuffs, why not drop a visit to Smart Media’s Home Page Pays and take a real look for yourself by being a FREE member. If you really think it is really THAT good, then only decide whether or not to further explore the possibility of upgrading your rewards from them…

After all, who doesn’t like to get FREE stuffs eh? Hehehe… 🙂

P.S. anyway, the Wiz has joined and hopeful to get some freebies soon… Let’s see how it goes… 

Mr. Paul prediction for World Cup final

Spain is my choice!

If everything goes by the law of nature, then Spain will be looking forward to ‘paste’ a STAR on their jersey after this Sunday’s finale of World Cup 2010 in South Africa. As the popularity of Mr. Paul soared after he correctly ‘predicts’ all the matches of Germany, the Octopus has again sided with the Spaniards for the final match of the World Cup 2010.

Reports have it that many German fans were unhappy with Paul’s decision to plump for Spain and fearing a backlash, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero has joked he will offer state protection to Paul.

Zapatero said: “I am concerned for the octopus … I am thinking of sending him a protective team.”

Spanish environment and fisheries minister Elena Espinosa added: “On Monday, I shall be at the European Council of Ministers and I shall be asking for a [fishing] ban on Paul the octopus so the Germans do not eat him.”

Dubbed the ‘Psychic’ Octopus, Mr. Paul will definitely be making history in modern World Cup if he got the correct prediction! Anyway, just cross your finger and watch the game on this coming Sunday night… I’m pretty sure the whole world will ‘stop’ for 90 minutes as the match is underway. Game on folks…

Homestay in Penang

Nowadays tourism is taking a new twist in the industry. Long gone were the days where people were able to be ‘spend-free’ whenever they go travelling. As the result, we can see the budget airlines are laughing their ways to the bank while the conventional types are suffering losses after losses. Even the ‘taikor’ of the aviation industry – the Singapore Airlines were not spared.

Equaling the hotel's standard?

As people go ‘BUDGET’ in their travels these days, a new concept of ‘Homestay’ is mushrooming all around the world and Penang, being one of the best locations for travelers in the world, is not spared from it as well. What is Homestay actually? I am not too sure about it but after googling it on the internet, I found this:

“Homestay is a form of tourism and/or study abroad program that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle as well as improve their language ability.”

Anyway, I think the local operators of Homestay in Penang has a slightly different idea where they will rent the entire apartment or house to the guest(s) for a period of time for a sum of money and this “Homestay Fee” is normally much much lower than a normal hotel rates would charge. In another words, it means you’ll get a 3-room stay for a relatively cheaper rates if compared to you checking into a 4-star hotel! Splendid, isn’t it?

5 Star Homestay...

But of course, we have to bear in mind that if you pay peanuts, you’ll get peanuts as well. Therefore, the expectations of quality in what you gonna get in “Homestay” will definitely lower than the ones you’ll get in a hotel. There maybe no ‘housekeeping’ tidying up your bed on daily basis, no Internet or Wi-fi facilities and et cetera.  But with the change of travelers’ mindset these days, who cares anyway? Hehehe…

However, there are quite a number of high quality ‘Homestay’ available in Penang as well. Just check out these photos being posted here and you’ll find that for a little bit of extra payment, you may end up in some of the most polished condos situated in Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi tourist stretch on this island.

While the prime hotels in Penang island are still enjoying high occupancy rate especially during peak season such as festivals and school holidays, I am pretty sure more and more people are going ‘Homestay’ and who knows, it might be the new backbone of tourism for the future! Anyway, I don’t think it will pose a serious threat to the local hotel industry yet. There are still many people who will still prefer the luxuries being offered by the hotels.

Come with a complete kitchen as well!

Hmmm… seems good and sounds nice? Want a taste of Homestay the next time you visit Penang? Don’t worry… just log into this website http://www.pg-apartments.com for more information on Homestay or Apartment Stay in Penang. Perhaps you can tell the operator you are being recommended by new dawn for penang and who knows, you might some discount! lol… 😀

How much you spend on household items in a month??

Have you ever ponder this question, “Just exactly HOW MUCH you spent on household items in a month?”

Every household is in need of these...

For “macho” man like me (hehe), this question have NEVER pop up in my mind as I have always been thinking ‘what the heck, as long as I made more than I spend, it would not be a matter to me how much I spent on my monthly household items, isn’t it?’

I mean how many times we would peep into the long list of receipts which we spent in hypermarkets such as Tesco or Giant. Will we be ‘preserving’ those receipts as if to keep a record of what we bought in a month? The answer will be a simple NO to most of us, wouldn’t it? But if we are to make a serious calculations, you’ll be surprise to find that the figure will be quite ‘astronomical’… Don’t quite believe me? Just go and check back the receipts of the hypermarkets which you always patronized.

The reason I’m talking about this issue is because we have ALWAYS refused to keep track how much we would have spent on our household items so much so that this habit has caused wastage in our lives and our pockets. If we are careful enough and make sure or keep track of our spending, then we’ll be in much better shape of our monthly finances as well as having better control of our lives. Furthermore, IF we strive to improve our lives by limiting such wastages, you’ll be surprised how much you will ‘earn’ through all these petty savings from our household expenses.

After learning through how much money ‘$$$’ you could have save through some better management, WHAT IF I suggest you could earn some money by using these daily household products? Impossible?? C’est possible my friend.

Essentials which your house must not missed!

Would you be interested if I am to tell you there is a Mega Online store where it allows you these:

1. Discounts on goods purchased.
2. Earn points on every single Ringgit you spent.
3. Guaranteed Home Delivery Free of Charge!
4. Earn Referral Fee when your friends purchase from the same store.
5. Earn Commission when you sell the products to your friends who are yet to be members.
6. Guaranteed of High Quality products by well renowned Multi National Corporation.

Welcome to a new world of consumerism where we are entering a new era called “PROSUMER” – a term relating to consumers buying DIRECTLY from the producer or factory, thus eliminating the additional costs incurred by the layers of middlemen. Not only that, Prosumers will be ensured of high quality products as the packaging and quality were assured by the producer themselves. As such, Prosumers will be able to enjoy a lower price for a product of exceptional quality!

Sounds interesting? Interested to know more about this wonderful arrangements? Just send me an email – wizurye@yahoo.com and I’ll be more than happy to share with you all…