Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is situated at the golden area of Kuala Lumpur city center, adjacent to the landmark of this city – Petronas Twin Tower. KLCC has become the major venue for various national conventions and exhibitions held at KL. Apart from various wireless facilities, 3G telecommunication system and digital visual-audio equipment which it boasts of, KLCC has an auditorium that can host a total of 3000 people, a 500-seat theater, a9710-sqm exhibition area, a luxurious lobby, a conference room that can host 1800 people, an elegant banquet hall, 20 spacious meeting rooms with a total area of 1922 sq m.

This convention centre is the Best Convention Centre in Asia 2008.

CIQ – Customs, Immigration & Quarantine Complex, Johor Bahru, Malaysia


A Malaysian national project involving the construction of the Johor Bahru main railway station and a new customs, immigration and quarantine complex – CIQ is located at the Malaysia-Singapore Border. The station and complex will become the main transportation hub of Johor Bahru and southern Peninsular Malaysia.

Project Status : Completed

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Civilization Park)


Acclaimed as the first and only Islamic Civilization Park, Taman Tamadun Islam houses century old and modern age Islamic architecture and artworks of rich and colourful heritage. Located on a 33.01 ha site, the park  is built on Wan Man island by the main Terengganu River, the park itself are an impressive architecture masterpiece. Taman Tamadun Islam is set to become one of the most distinguished and unique tourist attractions in Malaysia and indeed in the world.


Taman Tamadun Islam is a showcase of Islamic Civilization in the form of architectural wonder. There are 21 scaled replicas of historic Islamic monuments located on the Monument Park.  The main centrepiece features a floating Crystal Glass Mosque. The park also has among others the best in east coast convention centre, a custom made port of entry and a commercial complex.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Malaysia financial regulatory system sound: Stiglitz

ECONOMIC don, Joseph Stiglitz today praised Malaysia for its sound regulatory framework that had protected its financial system in difficult times and suggested that it should give technical assistance to the United States and some European countries.
He said some developing countries have better financial regulatory framework compared with the developed nations.
“Malaysia and India did a much better job than the US. They should give technical assistance to US and some European countries as they understand good banking much better,” he told reporters on the sideline of Bank Negara Malaysia High Level Conference 2009 in Kuala Lumpur.
However, he expects Malaysia to be affected by the current financial crisis due to its export dependency.

He said many developing countries were export-based and Malaysia was one of the most successful.
“But global trade is now contracting faster than global GDP and export dependent economies are expected to receive some of the whiplash.” — Bernama

Monday, February 9, 2009

Muscat Festival 2009 مهرجان مسقط



Muscat Festival is a way of exchanging culture through:

  • Oman Heritage: Traditional Folk Art & Traditional Handicrafts
  • Handicrafts & Traditional & International Arts
  • Kids' & Family Programmes
  • Sports & Entertainment

From the onset of their first outing in 1998, all participants have endeavoured to make it a successful and culture-filled event that everyone wanted to go to and enjoy. Throughout its past 9

incarnations, Muscat Festival has strived to offer an exhibition filled with Omani heritage like arts, handicrafts, and traditions. Moreover, it presented a venue for the self-promotion of nations and various cultures.

International Participants

The "International Handicraft Souqs" in Muscat Festival are a place where many Arab and foreign countries who have consistently fallen under the spell of Muscat each year. For this reason, they enter Muscat Festival where they exhibit their rich heritage of handicrafts and folk arts.
It's one global village.

Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia


Jazan Economic City (JEC) is a Mega Project being developed by MMC (Malaysia company) and Saudi Binladen Group. The City will be built in the Province of Jazan which lies in the south west section of Saudi Arabia. Jazan has a population of approximately 1.2 million and covers an area of 40,000 sq km. It is ideally situated on the southern Red Sea Coast with a coastline of almost 300 km and in close proximity to the main east and west sea trade routes to Europe, the Far East and the Arabian Gulf.
According to JEC's developers: 'JEC will be wholly dedicated to pioneering further development of Saudi Arabia’s economy and her people. The proposed city of the future offers a timely opportunity to nurture non-oil based industries and to build and expand on new industries relevant to the Kingdom’s needs and aspirations.'

The Province of Jazan lies in the south west section of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of approximately 1.2 million and covers an area of 40,000 sq km including some 5,000 villages and cities within the neighboring provinces such as Najran & Assir, comprising 1/3 of the population of Saudi Arabia.

Its major city, Jizan, is home to the Port of Jizan, Saudi Arabia’s third most important port on the Red Sea.

It is ideally situated on the southern Red Sea coast with a coastline of almost 300 km and in close proximity to the main east and west sea trade routes to Europe, the Far East and the Arabian Gulf.

The Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia’s first protected wildlife area, is home to the endangered Arabia gazelle and, in winter, receives migratory birds from Europe.

Its plains are noted for the production of coffee beans and grain crops, like barley mellet and wheat; and fruits, such as apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes, papayas, plums and citrus varieties.

Villamar At The Harbour, Bahrain


I have no doubt that the best place to live in Bahrain will be Villamar, located at the spectacular Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. This $650Million Mega Residential Project being developed by Gulf Holding is one of the most exquisite residential developments I have seen anywhere in The Gulf! It is on par with the best being offered in Dubai and Abu Dhabi!

"We are extremely pleased with the launch of Villamar at the Harbour, the first residential development within BFH and therefore a milestone achievement. We congratulate Gulf Holding Company for delivering such a stunning world-class residential product within the overall design philosophy of BFH," said Mr. Esam Janahi, Chairman of Bahrain Financial Harbour.

Located on a site of over 32,000 square meters, Villamar will contain 2 different residential offerings:

> The Glass Towers. Three towers from 47 to 57 floors that, like all of Bahrain Financial Harbour, look like something from 200 years in the future! The towers have a gentle twist to them and are completely covered in blue-green glass to reflect the natural colors of Manama Bay. The towers face the sea to provide wonderful views for residents.
> The Floating Villas. These stunning villas make up the perimeter of the development. The villas rest on elevated towers 4 storeys high and have been designed to be "Villas In The Sky." These unique floating four and five bedroom residences feature double-height living spaces, balconies, and terraces with superb views of the boardwalk and the sea.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nakheel's Communities Coming Together



Nakheel, Dubai’s master developer, today released details of progress at its communities at the heart of ‘New Dubai’ – Al Furjan, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Islands and Jumeirah Park. In this year alone, thousands of families will move into new homes across the developments.At Jumeirah Village, the handover of villas and town houses is underway, with the delivery of 2,200 homes phased for release throughout the year. Twenty-four ultra-luxury villas at Jumeirah Island Mansions are set for handover this spring, adding to this already vibrant community that has become one of the most sought-after residential locations in Dubai.


Jumeirah Park is also on track, with homeowners set to take up occupancy later this year. Ninety per cent of infrastructure works are complete across the development, with villa construction 30 per cent finalised. At family-focused Al Furjan, 14 show villas are open for viewing, with handover of the first properties on schedule for late 2010.Nakheel’s Chief Executive, Chris O’Donnell said:
“At Nakheel, we have made a firm commitment to Dubai, and to our homebuyers. While we are committed to fulfilling the long-term and sustainable approach to support the growth and development of this Emirate, we are equally focused on delivering new homes and communities here and now.“Nakheel developments will become home for half of Dubai’s population over the next 20 years. Is it an enormous vision on an unprecedented scale; but it’s a vision that we are delivering, and our New Dubai communities are fundamental to that.”In New Dubai - as in all of its developments - Nakheel is committed to delivering quality, creative communities, and sustainable lifestyles.

At Al Furjan, planning and architectural principles create a convenient, accessible, family-focused development that fosters a strong sense of community. Innovative design details are incorporated into every aspect of the development - from neighbourhood planning to the creative use of open spaces. The open interiors of Al Furjan homes cater to Arabic, Asian and Western tastes.Jumeirah Village will be a thriving balanced community at the very centre of Dubai with an estimated population of approximately 300,000 by 2013. Spread across 811 hectares, it is designed with families in mind, with pedestrian-friendly walkways to gardens, and streets surrounded by trees with carefully planned recreational facilities.The combination of Jumeirah Islands’ excellent location, luxury villas and innovative landscaping have made it one of Dubai’s most attractive communities and with the ongoing addition of new facilities and amenities for residents.Jumeirah Park is a family orientated community ideally located close to Palm Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Mall, Media and Internet Cities and a selection of 5-star hotels along Jumeirah Beach Road. The development will feature extensive landscaped areas, lush parks and eco-friendly green spaces promoting an outdoor lifestyle.

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