Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shape Run 2009 opens now...

Shape Run opens for registration today. Runners who register at its launch event held at Wisma Atria will get extra goodies, but limited to first 300. Though the registration at Wisma starts at 12pm, but at 10.30am, there were more than 100 in the queue. As it gets nearer to the opening of registration, there were more than 500 in the queue.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kindness comes from the heart...

Kindness is something that everybody has. However, many of us may not know how and when to be kind. In my country, it looks like we have to be reminded to be kind. The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) aims to encourage Singaporeans to make a positive commitment to gracious living through simple acts of kindness in their daily activities.

Since 2001, SKM took over the National Courtesy Campaign, which was originally launched in 1979. The objectives are to encourage all Singaporeans to be kind and considerate, create public awareness of acts of kindness and to influence and raise the standard of behaviour and responsibility.

Kindness comes from the heart. If it needs someone to push you to be kind, then whatever we do is as good as nothing. Sometimes, one may wonder: what if I'm kind but the other person is very unkind... should we be taught how to respond?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Museum Layang Layang @ Pasir Gudang

You may have heard or been to a philatelic museum, a toy museum, a wax museum, a maritime museum, an archaeology museum, etc, but have you heard of or been to a kite museum? Yes, I did.

First if its kind in Malaysia, Pasir Gudang kite museum or Muzium Layang-Layang Pasir Gudang was built as an appreciation towards the contribution of Malaysian and international kite flyers. It was opened in February 2002 during the 7th Pasir Gudang kite festival.

Dedicated to the traditional Malay kites (also called the wau), the Pasir Gudang Kite Museum aims to preserve and promote the kites as part of the Malaysian craft heritage. This museum showcases the art of kite-making and displays a collection of traditional kites as well as modern kites in spectacular colours and designs.

Entrance fee is RM2 and visitors will get to enjoy an audio video relating to the traditional kite including the making of one. Pasir Gudang is also the site of the acclaimed annual International Kite Festival.

above: entrance to the museum & museum building
kite exhibits...

above right: materials needed to make a kite.
Above: flying ground, where the kite festival usually held...