Friday, October 31, 2008
Welcome to Terengganu!!
In just a matter of days, the much expected and anticipated FEI World Endurance Championships will be underway at the sprawling Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) in Lembah Bidong, situated on the scenic coastline 25km north of Kuala Terengganu in Malaysia. There are 142 riders and horses from 34 countries set to compete, of which 22 have sent teams while the remaining 12 countries will be competing with individuals. As the majority of the horses have now arrived, Malaysia is on the verge of becoming the first Far East country to host a Senior FEI World Endurance Championship, held every two years since it’s inception in 1986, which will also mark the first ever to be held in a tropical climate and during the hours of darkness.
The facilities and venue are of the highest International standard, while the 160km course is designed to provide a safe yet challenging competition, taking riders along the stunning coast line, through palm plantations, along canal banks and through natural vegetation forests.
The Orgainsing Committee wishes the riders, grooms, Chef d' Equipes and Officials who have arrived in Terengganu a warm welcome. It feels great to finally see people from all around the world gathered here in the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) for the FEI WEC 2008.Besides the very important people participating in this prestigous championship, we have also recieved the arrival of the most fundamental aspect of the championship, which are the horses.
53 horses from Oman, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Japan, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, South Africa and Norway have safely arrived at TIEP.Some of the horses had to go through a 13 hour non stop flight from Amsterdam just to be here. We are excited to see that the stables are now slowly being filled with the horses and we can't wait to recieve the other horses which are expected to arrive on 20 and 22 October.To all the riders, grooms, Chef d' Equipes and Officials, don't be afraid to ask us for kind of assistance. We hope you enjoy your stay here in sunny Terengganu and we wish you all the best!
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 7:37 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This Conference is organised in response to the increasing global interest shown in Islamic financial services and is the first such cooperation between the IFSB and IIF. The one and half-day conference will discuss and deliberate issues relating to the resilience and stability of the Islamic financial system during periods of economic difficulties and crisis. The Conference topics include:
* Resilience and stability of the Islamic financial system – An overview
* Prerequisites for resilience and stability of the Islamic financial system (Part I)
* Risk management and prudential standards in Islamic finance - Are they fit to prevent crisis?
* Managing the Islamic financial system in a crisis – Case studies
For more information, please visit : http://www.ifsb.org/ifsb-iif/index.html
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 12:03 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Three decades after being dubbed the “silicon island”, Penang is set to move on to the world stage as a global city centre. The RM20bil Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) masterplan, covering 104ha at site of the Penang Turf Club, was unveiled yesterday by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The project will comprise, among others, hotels, condominiums, commercial centres and a central park. The Prime Minister, a Penang boy, said this would be a “meaningful” project to the state and
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 11:48 AM
At IIR it’s always been our endeavour to bring you the newest strategic developments and concepts within Islamic finance at our International Islamic Finance Forum (IIFF) events. With this objective in mind, IIFF this year will be particularly special, addressing and including new markets like Kazakhstan, Turkey, France and Latin America to name a few.
This October will mark the 15th edition of IIFF, and we will be returning to Istanbul in Turkey to celebrate the occasion. You will learn and participate in new facilitated sessions that will provide you with more networking opportunities than ever before, with top Shari’ah experts and practitioners from both the region and the international arena. In addition, you will participate in highly interactive and in-depth post-forum workshops which will take your knowledge to the next natural level of excellence.
As you might be aware, since its introduction in 1985, participation (interest free) banking has grown rapidly in Turkey to meet increased demand from customers who are looking for new products and services as alternatives to conventional banking.Highlighting the growing appetite for Islamic products among all clients, the theme and topics for IIFF – New Markets have been meticulously researched, enabling you to strengthen your understanding of the concepts, mechanisms and regulations governing what is set to become the most promising financial sector both for Muslims and non-Muslims.You will benefit from insights into the industry from an impressive line up of speakers from the top Islamic finance hubs of the world and will have the chance to engage these leading minds through meaningful debate and discussion.
Pioneering international Islamic finance practitioners and the world’s leading Islamic scholars will converge in Istanbul from 13 – 17 October for IIFF – New Markets, the most important networking event in the Islamic finance industry calendar.As participants, you will not only hear from some of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the industry, but you will be able to put questions to the experts. The Forum will surely enable you to share your goals, challenges and experiences with the conference faculty as well as your peers.
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 9:40 AM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Iskandar Malaysia is set to become Southern Peninsular Malaysia's most developed region, where living, entertainment, environment and business seamlessly converge within a bustling and vibrant metropolis. Located in Johor, the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, Iskandar Malaysia is only six to eight hours flight radius from Asia's burgeoning growth centers such as Bangalore, Dubai, Hong Kong Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. It is also within reach of a global market of some 800 million people.
South Johor is accessible by four ways; air, land, rail and sea. The available Senai International Airport provides easy access by air travel. By road, Kuala Lumpur is just a three-hour drive while Singapore's Changi International Airport is just a 55 minutes drive. Rail travel is also available. Iskandar Malaysia is flanked by three major ports, the Pasir Gudang Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Tanjung Langsat Port.
Iskandar Malaysia aims to be a sustainable region of international standard. The beacon of new growth, Iskandar Malaysia will spur economic developments that actuate Malaysia's global potential. Recognising the need for sustainable development, social and environmental issues features heavily on its agenda. Iskandar Malaysia's commitment to these causes are evident in its manifestation within the Iskandar Malaysia Masterplan.
Iskandar Malaysia is the ideal place to do business within the Johor-Singapore-Indonesia (JSI) Triangle. It offers state-of-the-art physical infrastructure and a world-class business environment like excellent logistical facilities, cyber cities, and central business adinistration. Recognising South Johor's strategic importance to national development, the Federal Government supports the State in respect of planning, implementation, coordination, control, management, finance and promotion to ensure the success of the Iskandar Malaysia
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 11:32 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
It's the latest word in Gulf excess - a sprawling £800million resort boasting a £13,000-a-night suite and dolphins flown in from the South Pacific, all atop a palm tree-shaped island. Environmentalists have long criticised both the island and some of the features of the Atlantis hotel, set to open tomorrow.
Analysts wonder, separately, if global financial turmoil could someday crimp Dubai's big tourist dreams.But Dubai is not blinking: the 113-acre resort on an artificial island off the Persian Gulf coast is among the city-state's biggest bets that tourism can help sustain its economy once regional oil profits stop flowing. The resort contains a giant open-air tank with 65,000 fish, stingrays and other sea creatures and a dolphinarium with more than two dozen bottlenose dolphins flown in, amid controversy, from the Solomon Islands.
But the hotel's top floor aims squarely at the ultra-wealthy. A three-bedroom, three-bathroom suite complete with gold-leaf 18-seat dining table is on offer for £13,000 a night.Dubai's development has long been criticized by environmental activists, who say the construction of artificial islands hurts coral reefs and even shifts water currents. They point to growing water and power consumption
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 11:21 AM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It seems like the Burj Dubai will be dethroned from the “world’s tallest tower” position as (also) in Dubai will be built a one kilometer skyscraper. The tower was designed by Woods Bagot architects and it will be built by Nakheel, the same developer which has built those fancy state-of-the-art man-made islands in Dubai. The skyscraper will be called Nakheel Tower and as a bonus, there will also be built world’s first inner city harbor.
The entire construction area will be of 270 hectares, and when the Nakheel Tower and Harbor will be finished, it will provide enough space for 55,00 inhabitants, workplaces for 45,000 people, and for millions of tourists every year. Although it will be one kilometer-high, the skyscraper will only feature 200 floors, but this could change as the developers don’t want to tell us more about the actual height as rivals could build taller towers.
Nakheel Tower will have four individual towers within a single structure – a groundbreaking engineering feat. A distinctive crescent-shaped podium encircles the base and complements its remarkable height.
"Nakheel has sought inspiration not just from Islamic design but also from the Islamic principles of inclusion, innovation, diversity, excellence, growth and progress. These are the same principles that have motivated and guided Islamic culture and helped create its great cities throughout history. Now they are shaping the cities of the future," enthused His Excellency Sultan Bin Sulayem.
Not only has a development of this shape and scale not been attempted before, but it is also a further example of Nakheel's innovative projects that have changed the way the world looks at Dubai.
The multibillion dollar Nakheel Harbour & Tower development will include 250,000m2 of hotels and hospitality space, 100,000 m2 of retail space and huge expanses of green spaces including canal walks, parks and landscaping. The new development is geographically central to the Emirate of Dubai, at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Arabian Canal; and will also complement Nakheel's surrounding developments including Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Islands, Discovery Gardens and Ibn Battuta shopping mall.
The Nakheel Harbour & Tower development minimises car use and maximises train, bus and water transportation. A complete transportation hub blends into the harbour area with metro transportation combined with a unique water transport interchange, with Abra & Dhow station links.
Sustainability and safety will be key to the planning and design of Nakheel Harbour & Tower, with the latest standards and technology incorporated in the development.
"The inspiration for the project came from Sheikh Mohammed's vision for building for tomorrow," said His Excellency. "He is famously quoted as saying that 'before evaluating the future, we have to take a quick look at the past. For it is the foundation of tomorrow'.
"It sends another message to the world that Dubai has a vision like no other place on earth."
Source from : Nakheel Properties
Posted by ismikhair ibn at 4:34 PM
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