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deepavali - PLUSMiles
November 2013
Edisi 4
Dine in the
SKY
DEEPAVALI
Glamour
Mega Sales Malaysia
CHILDREN
Must
BUCKLE UP!
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Features :
Mega Sales:
Malaysia on Sale
03
Celebrating the
Inner Light
05
Winds of Destiny
: Monsoon Cup
CONTENTS
11 Nilai 3:
Pekan Borong Di Pinggir
Lebuh Raya
13 See you at the top :
Dine in the sky
15 Fesyen : Deepavali
Glamour
16 Food : Nasi Ayam
21 PLUS News: TTA for
Deepavali and Awal
Muharram
07
Mandurah
Moments
22 PLUS News: Deepavali
Toll Rebate
25 PLUS News: Hari
Komuniti PLUS :
Kakitangan PLUS Turun
Padang untuk Beramal
29 Safety Tips: Children Must
Buckle-up
09
Kembara PLUS Online is produced by Strategic Communications & Corporate Communications, PLUS Malaysia Berhad
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Shopping Tips
Sale shoppers ultimately spend more money than non-sale shoppers. They often
purchase things that aren’t truly satisfying; and because they aren’t satisfied
they continue to shop. Additionally, the rush they get from snagging a bargain
has an addictive quality - the products they purchase are in some ways
secondary.
Getting a coveted item is blissful. Getting a discount is also blissful.
Getting both at the same time is harder. A simple shift of focus and bit
of planning is all it takes to master the ability to consistently make that
truly great discounted purchase.
S
hopaholic alert! One of the three major shopping
seasons in the country is back with mega shopping offers,
dining options, endless entertainment and fun-filled
activities. From November 10 this year to January 1, 2014,
shoppers will get the advantage to enjoy irresistible offers and
great discounts from luxury brands to affordable items all put
together by malls and retail stores throughout Malaysia.
You know the phrase, “When the going gets tough, the tough
go shopping”? There just may be some wisdom in that.
Malls throughout the country are offering discounts and sales this year-end
So go ahead and indulge in “retail therapy”— defined as
the act of shopping and spending to improve one’s mood.
Studies have revealed that 60% of shoppers usually purchase
something to cheer themselves up, or as a form of celebration.
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Here are five ways that sales make you vulnerable, and how to make better
decisions about what to buy during this Mega Sale period:
Fear Of Missing Out
Retail therapy soothes the soul
In small, manageable doses it can be therapeutic and soothe
the soul. Shopping, like everything else is life, isn’t a problem
when it’s done in moderation. So take your time bargain
hunting and enjoy the great deals around you!
another RM400. So we rely on the price as a measure
of quality and style. That explains why those RM400
shoes that are now RM150 seem like a much better
purchase than a RM80 full-priced pair that we might
use more often. The cure is to imagine the sale price
as the initial, unreduced price and ask yourself if you’d
be as excited.
We know that when something is sold, our opportunity
to buy is gone. This inspires a fear of “missing out” that
we often don’t consciously notice -- which enhances
the power of our emotional reaction. We may not
actually know why we’re jumping to purchase that
80% off sweater shirt you didn’t actually want before it
was reduced. The solution is to make a list of coveted Focus On Saving Not Spending
items and only buy what you’re sure wanted before it Sales shift our focus toward what we’re saving rather
went on sale.
than what we’re spending. Retailers tap into the frenzy
of saving by tallying your savings on your receipt or
Competition
posting savings rather than costs on websites and in
The fear of “missing out” is heightened by the stores. The quickest fix is to pay with cash. Credit
knowledge that you’re competing with others. For cards are a buffer and put the emphasis on what you’re
many this turns into “competitive sport” shopping. getting rather than what you’re giving when you shop.
Winning is the goal, sometimes even more so than
what we’re buying. Crowds heighten emotions and Capitalizing On Time Investment
competition can reduce our ability to think carefully Sale shopping, and for many sale stalking, takes time
about the true value of what we’re buying. Time is and it’s an emotional investment. Many shoppers feel
the solution. Take time and a few calm moments to pressure to make good on that investment by not
level off the excitement of the moment. It’ll reduce the leaving empty-handed. Finding something, anything, can
chance of making ultimately an unsatisfying purchase. feel like winning a scavenger hunt - and of course you
can’t leave without the prize. Perspective is, again, the
Assumed Value
key. Ask yourself if you really want the item or if you
Oddly enough we rely on the price charged for are caught up in the moment.
merchandise to understand its value. Most people
don’t understand why one pair of shoes is RM80 and
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Celebrating
THE
INNER LIGHT
Diwali has been celebrated since ancient times. There are many different reasons for the cause
behind this festival, as many as ten mythical and historical reasons but the most popular is in the
Ramayana, the great Hindu epic.
Rama, the prince of Ayodhya was
ordered by his father, King Dasharatha,
to go away from his country and come
back after living in the forest for 14
years. So Rama went on exile with his
devoted wife Sita and faithful brother,
Lakshmana. When Ravana, the demon
king of Lanka abducted Sita and took
her away to his island kingdom of
Lanka, Rama fought against and killed
Ravana. He rescued Sita and returned
to Ayodhya after 14 years. The people
of Ayodhya were very happy to hear of
their beloved prince’s homecoming and
to celebrate his return, they lit up their
houses with earthen lamps (diyas), burst
crackers and decorated the entire city in
the grandest manner.
Most recognized symbol of Diwali : the deepa or light
This is believed to have started the tradition of Diwali. Year
after year this homecoming of Lord Rama is commemorated
on Diwali with lights, fireworks, bursting of crackers and
merriment. The festival gets its name Deepawali, or Diwali,
from the rows (avali) of lamps (deepa) that the people of
Ayodhya lit to welcome their King.
While Diwali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the
most significant spiritual meaning behind it is “the awareness
of the inner light”. Central to Hindu philosophy is the belief
that there is something beyond the physical body and mind
which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman.
Favored Diwali delights
The celebration of Diwali as the “victory of good over evil”,
refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance,
the ignorance that masks one’s true nature, not as the body,
but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent
reality. With this awakening come compassion and the
awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge).
This brings joy or peace. Just as we celebrate the birth of our
physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light.
School children gather to light deepa on a “Kolam” or painting using rice powder
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Originally created as a way to diversify
Terengganu’s tourism offerings, the Monsoon
Cup is aptly held during the monsoon season.
The strong winds that are a signature of
the monsoon are exactly what is required
for exciting match races, adding a factor of
uncertainty into the complex mix of strategy
and technical skills that are hallmarks of
yacht match racing. Duyong Island’s location
within Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu’s state
capital, makes the logistics of organising this
international event relatively easy, while the
island’s long standing tradition as a ship and
boat building centre has become known
worldwide thanks to the Monsoon Cup.
Winds of
Destiny
Terengganu’s profile is raised every year when sailors from all over the world meet to compete in
the prestigious Monsoon Cup. The final yacht race on the World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon
Cup takes place in the waters off Duyong Island at the estuary of the Terengganu River during
November/December.
The inaugural Monsoon Cup was held in
2005 and debuted as an official event of the
Swedish Match Tour. Since then, the Monsoon
Cup has become the final race in the World
Match Racing Tour, a ten match circuit held in
venues all around the world, including France,
Korea and Bermuda.
Men at work.... to try and stay afloat
The Challenge Trophy and Best Sailor Award attract media attention
The weeklong event showcases yachting teams competing head
to head in match races. The close proximity of the estuary of
the Terengganu River to Duyong Island means that spectators
are able to get a good view of the action from specially
designed viewing areas at the event centre.The Monsoon Cup
is a lively affair with a carnival-esque atmosphere, and many
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Team Portugal adjust their sails
side events are organised to run throughout the entire week
to entertain the teams, their crew, supporters and hoardes of
tourists converging on this East Coast state.
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TRAVEL
The best churros in town are found at the ocean marina
MANDURAH
Moments
Ever since the advent of budget airlines, more Malaysians have been vacationing overseas and
Australia is much favored due to its flight time proximity. Many have journeyed to Perth but just
40 minutes out of the city is an increasingly popular tourist destination called Mandurah.
The locality then was known as Mandjoogoordap,
which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’.
After the European settlement, it was adapted to
Mandurah. The first people known to have inhabited
the area were Bindjareb who lived well off the land,
which abounded in fish, game, berries and fruits.
The Mandurah Ocean Marina features
boardwalks, parks and piazzas. It
provides a colorful mix of waterfront
market stalls, shops, cafes and
restaurants as well as modern facilities
for both professional and recreational
boating enthusiasts.
Like
neighbouring
settlements
Bunbury and Rockingham, dolphins
and whales frequent the city annually
and dolphin and whale watching are
a popular pastime. In December, the
canal areas in Mandurah become
well known for their Christmas lights
and special boat cruises are often
promoted as a result.
Two zoos lie within the outskirts of the
city, as well as the Abingdon Miniature
Village set amongst four acres of award
winning botanical gardens and include
water features and a Koi pond, exotic
birds, miniature trains and toy trains for
the kids to enjoy. A traditional hedge
Art on feathers : Cockatoos at Caverham
maze and open labyrinth running
maze are favorites with visitors, as
well as the adjoining Ruby House,
home to traditional tea rooms. Here,
you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea and
light lunches in the lovingly restored
1938 Palmyra house or in the tranquil
Wisteria covered tea garden.
Not too far away is the Cape Lavender
Swan Valley, just 200 metres from
another attraction, the Margaret River
Chocolate Company at the heart of
the tourist trail. There is a beautiful
gift shop brimming with natural handmade products and lavender themed
gifts for health, harmony and healing.
Lavender jams, chutneys, honey and
preserves are also available including
the famous freshly-baked lavender
scones with jam and lashings of cream.
You can also enjoy a traditional three
tier high tea whilst appreciating the
views across the fields to the Perth
Hills.
Sip tea as you nibble lavender scones and enjoy the farm view
Mandurah expanded slowly over the years, with the
main industries of the township being fishing and
fruit growing, as well as canning factories to store
the produce.
At the turn of the century Mandurah was already
emerging as a tourist destination, attracting many
international visitors. The city centre foreshore
is home to a variety of wildlife including dolphins,
pelicans, shags, and an abundance of marine life
including the blue manna crab which has become
synonymous with the area.The city is also known for
its protected waterways, beaches and boating and
fishing activities.
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Handmade soaps (above) and scented candles (right) made with lavender
Alerts ahead!
The Roo Whisperer! One may get up close and personal with kangaroos at
Caverham National Park
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TRAVEL
Nilai 3 bukanlah asing bagi penduduk di sekitar
Lembah Klang atau Seremban. Bagi sesetengah orang,
ia merupakan syurga membeli-belah untuk golongan
pertengahan serta berpendapatan sederhana dan bagi
mereka yang ‘fobia’ dengan butik-butik berjenama di
pusat-pusat membeli-belah terkenal. Pada hujunghujung minggu, lambakan bas-bas persiaran dari
seluruh pelusuk Semenanjung Malaysia membuktikan
Nilai 3 merupakan antara tarikan utama ke Negeri
Sembilan.
Hanya kira-kira 5 minit dari Persimpangan Bertingkat
Nilai di Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, Nilai 3 sememangnya
amat mudah untuk dikunjungi.
NILAI
3:
PEKAN BORONG DI
Tidak keterlaluan jika dikatakan Nilai 3 adalah destinasi
pilihan untuk bakal-bakal mertua dan pengantin
kerana kedai-kedai yang menjual barangan persiapan
perkahwinan, baju pengantin, gubahan hantaran, bunga
serta pelamin amat mudah diperolehi di sini.
Sebut sahaja Nilai 3, pasti ramai yang terbayang
pusat membeli-belah sehenti dengan deretan
rumah-rumah kedai yang menjual pelbagai
barangan dengan harga pengedar yang jauh
lebih murah dari pasaran biasa.
Karpet pelbagai corak
Pekan Borong Nilai 3 mendapat gelaran sebagai “One Stop
Shopping & Tourist Paradise” kerana ia menawarkan pelbagai jenis
barangan seperti tekstil, pakaian, karpet, alat perhiasan rumah,
perabot, kraftangan, barangan lukisan dan kesenian, makanan
dan lain-lain dengan harga berpatutan yang berdasarkan konsep
“jualan runcit denga harga borong” yang menepati citarasa
kebanyakan pengunjung.
Kain ela mudah didapati di sini
Tip:•
Kedai alat mainan kanak-kanak turut terdapat di sini
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Set pelamin untuk bakal pengantin
Langsir pelbagai corak
Perabot jati untuk yang gemarkan koleksi ini
Terdapat juga beberapa buah
kedai perabot dan perkakas rumah
di Nilai 3 yang menjual perabotperabot jati hingga ke rekaan
moden. Harga yang ditawarkan
amatlah berpatutan dan sesuai
untuk semua lapisan masyarakat
di samping memperkenalkan
pelbagai bentuk dan rekaan
terbaru.
Borong Nilai 3. Bagi yang ingin
mendapatkan langsir baru, Nilai 3
pasti menjadi salah satu destinasi
pilihan anda.
Bagi penggemar replika jersi-jersi pasukan bolasepak
ternama antarabangsa dan tempatan pula, Nilai 3
mungkin tidak asing bagi anda. Harga jersi replika boleh
diperolehi dengan harga serendah RM30 (bergantung
pada kepakaran anda dalam urusan tawar-menawar)
dan ramai yang pasti ke sini untuk melengkapkan
koleksi jersi pasukan kesayangan masing-masing.
PINGGIR LEBUH RAYA
Berkeluasan 165 hektar dengan lebih daripada 700 buah kedai,
Nilai 3 diperkenalkan pada Disember 2001. Pada asalnya, ia
diwujudkan untuk menjual pelbagai barangan keluaran negara
China. Namun begitu, peredaran masa dan ‘trend’ menjadikannya
sebuah pusat membeli-belah serba lengkap.
Pelbagai jenis hiasan bunga terdapat di sini
Elakkan ke
Nilai 3 pada
w
tengahari
kerana cuac aktu
a agak
panas dan
berbahang.
• Mesin
ATM agak
sukar
didapati di
N
anda mem ilai 3. Pastikan
bawa wan
g yang
secukupnya
Barangan tekstil seperti kain
dengan rona-rona menarik dan
terkini juga merupakan salah
satu daripada tarikan ni Pekan
Secara ringkasnya, Nilai 3
adalah pilihan yang amat sesuai
untuk berbelanja dengan bajet
sederhana. Pekan Borong ini akan
terus berkembang. Terbaru, Nilai
3 Streetmall telah siap dibina dan
menunggu masa untuk dibuka
sepenuhnya kepada orang ramai.
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DINE OUT
Atmosphere 360 is relatively new, having opened its
elevator doors in 2012 but already it has played host
to corporate events, fashion shows, private parties, mini
concerts and business meetings. Starry fiber optic ceiling
lights lend a galactic feel to the restaurant’s ambiance
especially at night. A grand piano greets patrons at the
door but the piano player and a small band of musicians
play only during dinner and special occasions.
Gourmet food is available with advanced notice
See you at the top :
DINESKY
The restaurant opens from 11.30am to 11.00pm and
serves lunch, tea and dinner. Advance reservations are
recommended and diners must dress appropriately
(no shorts or slippers) or be required to wear a batik
sarong!
As KL Tower hosts the annual Tower Jump competition,
you may see more than you bargained for when you
dine here in the month of September…base jumpers
somersaulting, leaping, dancing and generally performing
acrobatics as they step off the top of the tower to the
ground below. Enough to make you pause in mid-feed
but worth the experience nonetheless!
Asian-western fusion buffet is served daily
IN THE
For a unique dining experience, try the revolving Atmosphere 360 restaurant at KL Tower…
it’s not just about the food but more about the panoramic views here!
Desserts comprise local and western favourites
As the restaurant sits on top of KL Tower at 282 A full cycle of the revolving restaurant takes one hour,
metres above ground, and is wrapped around with sufficient time for you to dine through the appetisers,
ceiling-high glass windows, the view of the city and main course and extensive dessert selection.
as far as the eye can see (weather permitting!) are
stunning and mesmerizing.
The relaxed pose of this base jumper belies the technical difficulties of base jumping
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KL Tower - an iconic landmark
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FESYEN
“Choker” sesuai dipakai
bersama sari atau sut
Lahenga
Deretan gelang pelengkap salinan perayaan
Glamour
Deepavali
Sepersalinan Lahenga
gabungan warna
merah jambu/ungu
dengan tenunan emas
menyerlah penampilan
Sari rona biru lembut
penyeri sambutan
Diwali
Sari menyerlah sisi
tradisional pemakai
Sut Punjabi sesuai dan
manis digayakan oleh
kanak-kanak
Gelang emas Aksesori wajib
dipakai
Sut kurta untuk kanakkanak lelaki
Pelbagai pilihan gelang
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Glamour
FESYEN
Deepavali
Subang warna emas
nampak cantik
dipadankan bersama
busana tradisional
Pilihan rantai dan subang
Sut Lahenga potongan
moden warna merah
hati
Sari warna merah
menyala menambah
semangat perayaan
Sut Sherwani dari fabrik
sutera menyerlah sisi
maskulin
Keunikan sari serlah
keistimewaan perayaan
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Sut Sherwani dengan
menampilkan pelbagai
pilihan warna dan reka
seluar
Gelang tangan warna
emas - variasi pilihan
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MAKAN_MAKAN
Cara Membuatnya:
Panaskan margerin. Tumis serai, halia & bawang besar
Kacau hingga naik bau. Masukkan kiub ayam.
Masukkan bahan yang telah ditumis di dalam periuk
nasi bersama beras yang telah dibasuh. Kacau rata
& letak garam. Masak di dalam periuk nasi sehingga
tanak
Bahan-Bahan Untuk Ayam
Panggang:
Seekor ayam (dibelah dua)
3 ulas bawang putih (ditumbuk)
2-3 sudu kecil kicap cair
2-3 sudu kecil kicap pekat
3 sudu kecil kicap manis
2 sudu kecil sos tiram
1 sudu besar lada hitam (dikisar kasar)
1 sudu kecil madu
1 sudu besar serbuk kunyit
Garam secukup rasa
Cara Membuatnya:
Lumurkan semua bahan ke atas ayam yang telah
dibelah dua dan perap ayam selama 30 minit.
Masukkan ke dalam oven selama 40-50 minit, bakar
dengan suhu 170-180C (gunakan api atas bawah).
Nasi
Ayam
Bahan-Bahan Untuk Tumisan Nasi Ayam:
1 batang serai (dititik)
1 biji bawang besar dihiris
Setengah inci halia (dihiris halus)
1 biji kiub ayam
2 sudu makan margerin
1 batang kayu manis
3 cawan beras
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Bahan-Bahan Untuk Sup:
Bahan-bahan untuk sup:
3 ulas bawang merah
2 ulas Bawang putih
Setengah inci halia
Air rebusan ayam
5-6 ketul ayam (dipotong kecil)
1 batang lobak merah
2 biji kentang
3 batang daun sup dan daun bawang
Bahan-Bahan Untuk Sambal:
3 biji lada merah
2 biji bawang putih
2 sudu makan gula
5 sudu makan sos cili
Sedikit garam
Sedikit serbuk perasa
Sedikit cuka
Bahan-Bahan Untuk Sos Kicap:
1 senduk air rebusan ayam
1 sudu kecil minyak bijan
4 sudu besar kicap manis
2 sudu besar kicap masin
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Note :
- Electronic Toll System includes PLUSMiles card, Touch ‘n Go card
and SmartTAG
- PLUS highways consist of the North-South Expressway (NSE),
the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Federal Highway Route 2 (FHR2),
Seremban-Port Dickson Highway (SPDH), North-South Expressway
Central Link (ELITE), Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing (Linkedua)
and Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE)
- Excludes electronic toll payment at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
and Penang Bridge toll plazas
For a smoother and more convenient travel during the Deepavali & Awal Muharram 2013 holidays,
we advise you to follow this Travel Time Advisory:
DATE
JOURNEY
SUGGESTED
HIGHWAY JOURNEY START TIME
TO
FROM
1-2
November 2013
(Friday - Saturday)
State
Main City
Toll Plaza Option
Perlis, Kedah & Penang
Johor
Alor Setar & Butterworth
Johor Bahru
Batu Pahat
Muar
Taiping
Kuala Kangsar & Gerik
Jasin
Bandaraya Melaka
Ipoh
Alor Gajah
Bidor & Tapah
Teluk Intan & Lumut
Kuala Pilah
Port Dickson
Seremban
Juru
Skudai or Senai Utara
Yong Peng Utara or Ayer Hitam
Tangkak or Pagoh
Changkat Jering or Taiping Utara
Ipoh Selatan or Kuala Kangsar
Jasin or Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh
Ipoh Selatan or Gopeng
Simpang Ampat or Pedas Linggi
Bidor & Tapah
Behrang or Slim River
Senawang
Port Dickson
Seremban
North Perak
Melaka
Klang Valley
Central Perak
Melaka
South Perak
Negeri Sembilan
All Journeys Through JB Causeway & Secondlink
All Journeys Through Penang Bridge
DATE
TO
Perlis, Kedah & Penang
Central Perak
Johor
Alor Setar & Butterworth
Ipoh
Johor Bahru
Batu Pahat
Muar
Alor Gajah
Taiping
Kuala Kangsar & Gerik
Bidor & Tapah
Teluk Intan & Lumut
Jasin
Bandaraya Melaka
Kuala Pilah
Port Dickson
Seremban
Juru
Ipoh Selatan or Gopeng
Skudai or Senai Utara
Yong Peng Utara or Ayer Hitam
Tangkak or Pagoh
Simpang Ampat or Pedas Linggi
Changkat Jering or Taiping Utara
Ipoh Selatan or Kuala Kangsar
Bidor & Tapah
Behrang or Slim River
Jasin or Ayer Keroh
Ayer Keroh
Senawang
Port Dickson
Seremban
Negeri Sembilan
All Journeys Through JB Causeway & Secondlink
All Journeys Through Penang Bridge
Eg: 9 am, 1 pm, 7 pm
Car registration nos.
ending with even numbers
Eg: 10 am, 2 pm, 8 pm
All Journeys
Klang Valley
Klang Valley
PLUS gives Toll Rebate to Electronic System
users in conjunction with
Deepavali and Awal
Muharram Holidays
PLUS highway users paying toll electronically
will be able to enjoy toll rebate between
10 to 20 percent in conjunction with the
Deepavali celebration and Awal Muharram
holidays.
PLUS Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer, Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd
Hamid said, “Highway users paying toll
electronically via PLUSMiles cards, Touch
‘n Go cards or the SmartTAG will enjoy
a 10 percent toll rebate on 2 November
(Saturday) in conjunction with Deepavali.
In addition, electronic system users will also
enjoy 20 percent toll rebate on 31 October
(Thursday) and 10 percent on 7 November
(Thursday).”
Every even hour
Between 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Between 6:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
Every odd hour
Car registration nos.
ending with odd numbers
Eg: 9 am, 1 pm, 7 pm
Car registration nos.
ending with even numbers
Eg: 10 am, 2 pm, 8 pm
Every even hour
Before 6:00 am & after 12:00 midnight
*Note : Journeys that are not listed and commercial vehicles are both not applicable to this schedule.
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Every odd hour
Car registration nos.
ending with odd numbers
SUGGESTED
HIGHWAY JOURNEY START TIME
Toll Plaza Option
Melaka
After 5:00 pm
JOURNEY
Main City
South Perak
Between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Before 6:00 am & after 12:00 midnight
State
Melaka
North Perak
Between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
All Journeys
FROM
3-5
November 2013
(Sunday - Tuesday)
Between 6:00 am - 10:00 am
PLUS NEWS
PLUS NEWS
TRAVEL TIME ADVISORY SCHEDULE
ON THE NORTH-SOUTH EXPRESSWAY
FOR DEEPAVALI &
AWAL MUHARRAM 2013
PLUS Highway users paying toll
electronically on 31 Oct 2013 will
enjoy a 20% toll rebate. A 10% toll
rebate will be given to those paying toll
electronically on 2 & 7 Nov 2013.
The toll rebate is given to celebrate
Deepavali and Awal Muharram. It is also
part of the company’s strategies to spread
the traffic and encourage the public to
travel during off-peak days.
“The toll rebate can be enjoyed the whole
day and not restricted to a particular time
frame,” Noorizah explained.
According to Noorizah, electronic toll
system users who are entitled to the rebates
will be able to redeem the toll rebate when
they reload their PLUSMiles or Touch ‘n Go
cards at the PLUS customer service centres
from 1 December 2013 until 28 February
2014.
However, the toll rebate will not be given
to those paying toll at the Tanjung Kupang,
Bukit Kayu Hitam, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
and Penang Bridge toll plazas.
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at Kempas and Perling
Toll Plazas beginning
6 January 2014
Plaza Tol Ayer
Keroh Terbaik
di Melaka!
PLUS NEWS
PLUS NEWS
Only Electronic
Toll Transaction
PENUTUPAN PUSINGAN U
di Plaza Tol Nilai untuk tingkat
tahap keselamatan
Pusingan U selepas Plaza Tol Nilai (Arah Nilai)
telah ditutup untuk semua kenderaan untuk
meningkatkan lagi tahap keselamatan di lokasi
terbabit.
Sehubungan dengan itu, PLUS menasihatkan
semua pemandu supaya mematuhi arahan yang
dikeluarkan bagi memastikan laluan tersebut lebih
selamat untuk semua kenderaan.
Justeru itu, pusingan U tersebut hanya boleh
digunakan ketika kecemasan dan bukannya sebagai
laluan alternatif untuk ke Nilai Impian sepertimana
sebelum ini.
Pada masa yang sama, penduduk Nilai Impian
dinasihatkan supaya menggunakan laluan Persiaran
Negeri-Jalan Emas-Jalan Mutiara-Jalan Nilai 2
untuk ke Nilai Impian sebelum satu persimpangan
khas ke Nilai Impian yang sedang dibina oleh pihak
ketiga siap sepenuhnya pada pertengahan 2014.
Drive Carefully and Follow
Instructions at
Fourth Lane Widening
Project Locations
PLUS rai
Media Johor
Bahru
In line with the Government’s call to the public to switch from
cash to electronic toll payment system which is faster and easier,
all toll transactions at the Kempas Toll Plaza (on the North-South
Expressway) and the Perling Toll Plaza (on Linkedua highway)
will be conducted electronically beginning 6 January 2014.
As such, the public utilising both toll plazas are advise to get their
PLUSMiles or Touch ‘n Go cards at the nearest customer service
centres along the PLUS highways.
According to PLUS’ Managing Director, Dato’ Noorizah Hj
Abd Hamid, “The implementation of electronic toll transaction
at both toll plazas is a continuation of the same initiative at
Linkedua. It is also part of the company’s strategies to preserve
the environment.”
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PlazaTol Ayer Keroh PLUS telah memenangi pertandingan
Hiasan Jalur Gemilang sempena Hari Kebangsaan 2013
peringkat Negeri Melaka bagi kategori bangunan swasta.
Sebanyak tiga kategori lagi telah dipertandingkan, iaitu
bangunan kerajaan, sekolah dan taman/kampung.
Majlis penyampaian hadiah telah disempurnakan oleh
YAB Datuk Wira Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron, Ketua Menteri
Melaka, ketika majlis perhimpunan bulanan pentadbiran
kerajaan Negeri Melaka di Dewan Seri Negeri Melaka
pada 7 Oktober lalu. PLUS menerima hadiah berupa
wang tunai, sebuah plak dan sijil penyertaan.
To further promote smoother,
safer and more convenient
travel on its highways, PLUS
Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) is
currently conducting a fourth
lane widening project on the
Rawang-Sungai Buloh, Shah
Alam-Sungai Buloh, Bukit JalanJalan Duta and Nilai UtaraSeremban stretches on the
North-South
Expressway
(NSE) and the New Klang
Valley Expressway (NKVE).
The lane widening project
currently affects the emergency
lanes and may disrupt traffic
flow at the designated locations.
As such, PLUS advises the
public passing through the
affected areas to drive carefully
and obey all instructions at all
times.
At the same time, PLUS will
ensure the public continues to
enjoy smooth and safer travel
at these areas at all times.
Bagi mengeratkan lagi hubungan kerja dengan
pengamal-pengamal media di Johor Bahru,
PLUS telah menganjurkan Malam Media PLUS
di sebuah hotel di Johor Bahru, baru-baru ini.
Majlis makan malam yang bertemakan muzik
Rock tersebut telah dihadiri oleh kira-kira 100
wakil-wakil media di Johor Bahru. Selain daripada
cabutan bertuah, tetamu telah dihiburkan oleh
persembahan pentas, kuiz serta persembahan
istimewa oleh ikon rock negara, Bandi Amuk.
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PLUS NEWS
Kakitangan
PLUS Turun
Padang untuk
Beramal
Kira-kira 1,000 Kakitangan PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS)
telah menjayakan 25 projek kebajikan di 25 lokasi berlainan di
seluruh negara bersempena dengan Hari Komuniti PLUS pada
25 Oktober lalu.
PLUS turut menaiktaraf sistem penyambungan paip air bersih dari rumah pam ke
Penempatan Org Asli Kg Tekir, Labu
Pengurusan PLUS menyampaikan cenderamata kepada pesakit di HTAR, Klang
Sukarelawan membersihkan persekitaran Rumah Anak Yatim Jalan Ros, Bukit Beruntung.
Kantin Sekolah Bt. Melintang turut menerima kelengkapan baru
Sukarelawan bersama penduduk kampung menjalankan kerja-kerja membersih dan
mengecat masjid Al-Rusyidah, Bt Kurau
Kerja-kerja pembersihan di Klinik Perkampungan Orang Asli, Kg Sg Ubi,
Cameron Highlands
Menurut Pengarah Urusan yang juga Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif
PLUS, Dato’ Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid, “Hari Komuniti
PLUS merupakan salah satu daripada langkah syarikat dan
kakitangannya menyalurkan bantuan kepada masyarakat.
Sebanyak 25 projek komuniti di 25 lokasi berbeza diadakan
secara serentak. Ia memberi peluang kepada PLUS dan
kakitangannya untuk turun padang menghulurkan bantuan dan
beramal untuk masyarakat.”
Di antara projek-projek kemasyarakatan yang diadakan
serentak di seluruh negara dalah membina pusat sumber mini
di sekolah agama di Sik, Kedah, membersihkan dan mengecat
semula rumah anak yatim di Rawang, menanam pokok di
Taman Negara Johor, menaik taraf beberapa kemudahan di
Wad Kanak-Kanak Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang
dan lain-lain lagi.
Dato’ Noorizah sempat meluangkan masa melakukan kerja-kerja pembersihan di
Penempatan Org Asli Kg Tekir, Labu
Noorizah berkata demikian ketika turut serta dalam projek
membaiki dan menyambung semula paip air di Penempatan
Orang Asli Kampung Tekir, Labu.
“Berdasarkan
pemerhatian
kami,
masyarakat Orang Asli di Kampung Tekir
mempunyai masalah dengan bekalan
air di tempat mereka dan memaksa
mereka mendapatkan bekalan air dari
bukit yang berhampiran. Justeru itu, kami
membantu membaiki dan menyambung
semula paip air dari rumah pam terus
ke rumah mereka. Kami pasti, projek
amal ini sedikit sebanyak dapat memberi
kelegaan dan keselesaan kepada keluarga
Orang Asli di sini,” kata beliau.
Dato’ Noorizah sempat menziarah penghuni Rumah Jagaan dan Rawatan Org Tua
Pulau Meranti, Puchong
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Simbolik papan tanda Hari Komuniti PLUS di Penempatan Org Asli Kg Tekir, Labu
Selain daripada itu, PLUS dan kakitangan
yang terlibat turut menyediakan
peralatan sukan, buku serta peralatan
pembelajaran, menyelenggara parit,
menyediakan kerusi dan meja untuk
dewan orang ramai, serta membantu
membersihkan surau di penempatan
terbabit.
“Projek-projek kemasyarakatan PLUS
tidak tertumpu pada 25 lokasi ini sahaja.
PLUS secara berterusan mengadakan
pelbagai program khidmat masyarakat
yang berteraskan keselamatan jalan
menerusi inisiatif Malaysians Unite
For Road Safety (MUFORS) yang
dipelopori oleh syarikat ini. Di antaranya
adalah seminar keselamatan ‘Hormati
Had Anda’ untuk pemandu dan
operator kenderaan berat, kempen
Gerakan Motosikal Pencetus Amalan
Keselamatan (GEMPAK MUFORS)
untuk belia bermotorsikal, pertandingan
mural keselamatan jalan raya untuk
sekolah menengah dan lain-lain lagi,” kata
Noorizah.
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OFO
KINI DI R&R DENGKIL
(ARAH SELATAN)
Orang ramai yang singgah di R&R Dengkil (Arah
Selatan) di lebuh raya ELITE kini berpeluang
mendapatkan pelbagai pakaian berjenama dengan
harga istimewa di Overrun Factory Outlet (OFO)
di kawasan rehat tersebut.
Pembukaan OFO di R&R ini sejak Mei lalu merupakan
dimensi baru perkhidmatan lebuh raya PLUS di mana
pengunjung ke R&R bukan sahaja boleh berehat dan
makan, tetapi kini boleh juga membeli-belah!
OFO di R&R Dengkil (Arah Selatan) menyediakan
banyak pakaian berjenama antarabangsa dengan
harga yang sungguh istimewa (kira-kira 40% hingga
80% lebih rendah daripada pasaran biasa) dan
berkualiti.
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SAFETY TIPS
RSA HIGHLIGHT
TIP
Memandu
Di Lebuh Raya
1
Memandu di lebuh raya untuk perjalanan yang jauh sememangnya menyeronokkan.Walau bagaimanapun,
perjalanan anda sekeluarga mungkin menjadi kurang selesa apabila kenderaan anda terkandas di lebuh
raya. Oleh itu, sebelum memulakan perjalanan jauh pastikan anda telah memeriksa semua tayar, lampulampu utama dan enjin kenderaan anda. Hantar kenderaan ke pusat servis apabila tiba masanya.
Kenderaan terjaga, keselamatan terpelihara.
2
Pastikan anda telah terlebih dahulu memilih lorong yang sesuai apabila menghampiri plaza tol. Elakkan
menukar lorong di saat-saat akhir apabila menghampiri plaza tol kerana tindakan anda mungkin
mendatangkan bahaya dan menimbulkan kemarahan pemandu yang lain. Untuk kemudahan dan
keselesaan di plaza tol, gunakan kad PLUSMiles, Touch ‘n Go atau SmartTAG.
3
Ketika berada di lebuh raya, patuhi semua had laju yang telah ditetapkan. Memandu dengan terlalu laju
boleh menyebabkan anda hilang kawalan ke atas kenderaan anda. Ingat! Lebuh raya bukanlah tempat
berlumba. Fikirkan keselamatan keluarga anda dan orang lain.
4
Dapatkan rehat dan keperluan lain di kawasan-kawasan rehat yang disediakan di sepanjang lebuh raya
setiap dua jam memandu. Sekiranya anda berasa mengantuk atau letih, jangan paksa diri anda untuk
terus memandu. Sebaliknya, tukar giliran memandu dengan orang lain atau berhenti sebentar di kawasan
rehat untuk berehat.
5
Memandu di atas jalan yang basah ketika hujan amat berbeza dengan pemanduan di jalan yang
kering. Pastikan anda memperlahankan kelajuan kenderaan anda serta mengelak daripada mengekori
kenderaan di hadapan dengan rapat untuk memberi anda cukup masa untuk bertindak sekiranya
berlaku kecemasan. Nyalakan lampu utama kenderaan anda dan bukannya lampu isyarat kecemasan
ketika kenderaan anda sedang bergerak.
6
Sekiranya anda mengalami masalah ketika berada di lebuh raya PLUS, hubungi talian PLUSLine di
nombor 1800 88 0000 untuk mendapatkan bantuan kecemasan PLUSRonda dan bantuan lain. PLUS
juga menyediakan telefon kecemasan di setiap dua kilometer sepanjang lebuh raya.
7
Lorong kecemasan adalah untuk kegunaan kenderaan-kenderaan bantuan kecemasan apabila berlaku
kecemasan. Ia tidak boleh digunakan sewang-sewenangnya. Bersabarlah apabila berlaku kesesakan di
lebuh raya. Jadilah pemandu yang berdisiplin dan bertimbangrasa.
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BUCKLE
UP!!
Children should be properly restrained at all
times!
There have been so many cases of accidents
involving children being thrown out of a vehicle
during a crash because they were not properly
secured in a car seat. Yet, the sight of mothers
holding their young ones on their laps on the
front passenger seat is very common!
Little that they know that a 7 kg child can actually
be easily thrown out through the windscreen
even though the vehicle is moving at 50 km/h!
SMART TIPS
SAFETY TIPS
Children Must
How to
PLAN
for a
PERFECT
HOLIDAY
SET A BUDGET
Before chalking out a plan for the holiday, the most important thing is to set
a budget. It helps you to plan and enjoy the trip within your limits. Always
estimate a little more than what you might need.
PLAN AHEAD
The first thing you need to do is to be sure of what you need from this trip.
Do you want to experience the local culture or just have fun on those sandy
beaches? Strategize your trip according to your needs and likes.
READ UP BEFORE YOU GO
Prepare yourself before plunging into an unknown holiday destination. Buy
a good guidebook and read up on the culture, history, local attractions of
the destination. You can read the local publications on-line or surf the net
for more information. The more you know, the better you can enjoy or
appreciate the place and their traditions.
A study conducted by the Malaysian Institute
of Road Safety Research (MIROS) shows that
infants are likely to be the highest victims of
accidents due to the fact that they are not
properly restrained in cars.
PACK LIGHT AND RIGHT
Pack only the essential things. Avoid carrying unnecessary things around. A
heavy luggage may sometimes dampen your holiday spirit. Carry clothes that
are comfortable and right for the season. As much as possible try to stuff
everything you need in a single carry-on bag.
World Health Organization (WHO) in its
Global Status Report on road safety in 2013
states that wearing a seat-belt reduces the risk of
a fatal injury up to 50% for front seat occupants
and up to 75% for rear seat occupants.
ALWAYS RESERVE YOUR STAY
It’s always better to book your stay if possible because all you need is a good
night’s sleep after an exciting day.
Child restraints reduce the likelihood of a fatal
crash by approximately 70% among infants and
between 54% and 80% among young children.
In addition, 2,200 rear-seat passengers could
still survive the 6,282 accidents throughout
Malaysia in 2008 if they had worn their seat
belts.
HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
Unreasonable expectations can lead to unwanted stress, so enjoy the holiday
by managing what you can with the time you have. Embrace each moment,
whether good or bad.
Extracted from http://www.wikihow.com/Plan-for-a-Perfect-Holiday
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SMART TIPS
Why Should I
MAKE A
BUDGET?
1. Find out if you spend more or less than you earn.
Going along based on simple observation and your gut
feeling are easy enough. If you notice the balance in your
saving accounts decreasing or your debts (credit cards and
personal loans) increasing every so often, you are probably
overspending. Doing a budget helps you see exactly how much
you are overspending by each month or year; it also gives you
a more accurate idea of the size and scale of the problem, if
you have one.
Overspending can lead to several problems, including a vicious
debt cycle of taking out more loans and credit cards to service
your overspending and the existing debt that you have.
?
If you stop getting thirsty,
you need to drink more
water. When a human
body is dehydrated, its
thirst mechanism shuts off.
?
Each year 2,000,000
smokers either quit
smoking or die of
tobacco-related diseases.
?
Zero is the only
number that cannot be
represented by Roman
numerals.
2. Know what you spend and how much you spend.
By doing a budget, you can break down exactly where your
expenditure goes and more accurately see if you’re actually
spending how much you think you are.
3. Plan your spending in the future.
If you are aware of your personal financial situation, you can
more easily take control of your spending and actively manage
your own ‘profit-and-loss’ statement, so you know what you
can or cannot afford to spend. This allows you to prioritise your
spending according to your means; you can then plan your
future spending by setting spending targets and sticking to them.
Even if you are not the type to ‘stick to a budget’, doing a
personal budget is a useful way to have a an overview of your
financial situation as well as your types of expenditure.
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