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09April2009 Assembly Presentation

  1. 1. Learning Journey to Malaysia 14-17 March 2009 Combined CHIJ (ML) Educational & Cultural trip to Selangor/KL
  2. 2. Selangor on the map
  3. 3. <ul><li>13 states </li></ul><ul><li>Pulau Pinang </li></ul><ul><li>Kelantan </li></ul><ul><li>Perlis </li></ul><ul><li>Kedah </li></ul><ul><li>Sarawak </li></ul><ul><li>Sabah </li></ul><ul><li>Johor </li></ul><ul><li>Melaka </li></ul><ul><li>Negeri Sembilan </li></ul><ul><li>*Selangor </li></ul><ul><li>Perak </li></ul><ul><li>Pahang </li></ul><ul><li>Terengganu </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The federal head of state of Malaysia is the Yang di- Pertuan Agong, commonly referred to as the King of Malaysia. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Selangor’s history dates to the 16 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>The area’s natural wealth, along its relative freedom from the presence of the Dutch, attracted miners, immigrants and colonizers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Over the course of the 18 th century, Selangor extended its sphere of influence to became a regional political power. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1957 the Federation became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, Selangor is Malaysia’s richest and most development state. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Day 1 Putrajaya <ul><li>Putra Mosque </li></ul><ul><li>Perdana Putra </li></ul><ul><li>Putra Lake </li></ul>The Blue Mosque
  8. 8. <ul><li>a new planned city and a federal territory that acts as an federal government administration centre of Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>However,Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia’s national and legislative capital </li></ul><ul><li>About 40% of Putrajaya is natural </li></ul><ul><li>Lush greenery, botanical gardens are spread across the landscape enhanced by large bodies of water and wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>named after Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. “Putra” also means prince in Malay “Jaya” means excellent or success </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>It is located next to the Putra Mosque </li></ul><ul><li>It is a building complex in Putrajaya which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office complex </li></ul><ul><li>Located on the main hill in Putrajaya, it has become synonym with the Malaysian executive arm </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>The Perdana Putra Building at 50 metres above sea-level overlooks the Putrajaya Lake </li></ul><ul><li>The natural stone clad building with its green pitched roof and onion-shaped main dome, surrounded by four smaller domes forms the distinctive land mark of Putrajaya </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>It is a manmade lake </li></ul><ul><li>For the water in the lake to be clean enough for body contact, water sports and recreational activities, a wetland was constructed to remove pollutants and to clean the water before it enters the lake </li></ul><ul><li>The 650-hectare Putrajaya Lake is designed to act as a natural cooling system for the city and for recreation, fishing, water sports and water transport. </li></ul>
  12. 16. <ul><li>The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor, Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>It is located in Shah Alam </li></ul><ul><li>It is the country's biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>It was commissioned by the late Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, when he declared Shah Alam as the new capital of Selangor on February 14, 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction began in 1982 and finished on March 11, 1988. During the reign of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, Shah Alam Mosque was built between 1982 and 1988 </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>The Mosque is also known as the Blue Mosque owing to its blue dome which is one of the largest in the whole world </li></ul><ul><li>The structure of the mosque incorporates Malay and Islamic architecture </li></ul>
  15. 20. Day 2 Kampong Dorani
  16. 21. <ul><li>We drank fresh coconut juice </li></ul><ul><li>Ate homemade “kuih”. </li></ul><ul><li>Learnt how to make oil from coconut milk. </li></ul>-
  17. 22. <ul><li>Learnt how to paint in the colours. </li></ul><ul><li>How to make it look more vibrant and realistic. </li></ul>
  18. 23. <ul><li>We saw how they made the chips and the woks and pots used to fry them. </li></ul><ul><li>We bought “kerepek” and “kuih baulu” from them. </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>We had a chance to pound the grains. </li></ul><ul><li>The pounder was very heavy that it needed two of us to lift it. </li></ul>
  20. 25. <ul><li>We also carried on with step two which was to “menampi” the grains by shaking the grains in a rattan tray. </li></ul>
  21. 26. <ul><li>We went to a paddy field to fish for eels. </li></ul><ul><li>The farmer gave us a stick with a piece of chicken meat that was hooked onto it. </li></ul><ul><li>We had to put the chicken meat into the holes because that was where… </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>the eel was! </li></ul>
  23. 29. <ul><li>We had a scrumptious steamboat dinner at a restaurant in MINES Wonderland. </li></ul>
  24. 30. <ul><li>We cooked the seafood ourselves and ate it with hot and spicy tom yam soup and fried rice. </li></ul>
  25. 31. Day 3 Orphanage Istana Budaya
  26. 32. <ul><li>Arriving there, they welcomed us with a kompang performance </li></ul><ul><li>The nenek (the lady who takes care of them) told us about how the orphanage life is like. </li></ul>
  27. 33. <ul><li>We spoke to them, gave them gifts and read some books with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of them were from different states in Malaysia like e.g Selangor, Melaka, Johor Bahru etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The visit made us more appreciative of our homes and family in Singapore. </li></ul>
  28. 34. <ul><li>It is a popular Malay Theatre Performing Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Istana Budaya means “The National Theatre” </li></ul><ul><li>It is responsible for the development of all theatrical art in Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>It is a world class theatre. </li></ul>
  29. 35. Day 4 <ul><li>Cocoa Boutique </li></ul><ul><li>Istana Negara </li></ul><ul><li>Muzium Negara (National Museum) </li></ul><ul><li>Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) </li></ul>
  30. 36. <ul><li>Do you know that cocoa and chocolate can… </li></ul><ul><li>improve blood flow? </li></ul><ul><li>reduce blood pressure? </li></ul><ul><li>have positive effects on brain memory? </li></ul><ul><li>can increase appetite? </li></ul>
  31. 37. <ul><li>This was one of our favourite stop. </li></ul><ul><li>We bought a lot of chocolates for our families back home and of course… </li></ul><ul><li>for ourselves! </li></ul>
  32. 38. <ul><li>It houses four main galleries specializing in ethnology and natural history </li></ul>
  33. 39. <ul><li>There are displays showing traditional cultural events like weddings, festivals and beautiful costumes; </li></ul>
  34. 40. <ul><li>to the rich variety of weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, precious ceramics, and flora & fauna </li></ul>
  35. 41. <ul><li>the palace grounds are not opened to members of the public or tourists, the Main Palace Entrance is a favourite picture spot for tourists </li></ul>
  36. 42. <ul><li>We got off our bus and took a picture against the backdrop of the Petronas Twin Towers. </li></ul><ul><li>It was indeed a very tall and impressive building. </li></ul>
  37. 43. <ul><li>We went to new places, ate different types of food, experienced a different kind of lifestyle… </li></ul>
  38. 44. <ul><li>And the best part of it all, we experienced all that with our friends of 5 and 6 years. </li></ul>
  39. 45. <ul><li>Staying in the hotel for 3 nights, gelled us even more and made us understand each other better. </li></ul>

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