Rises from the ruins

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Rises from the ruins
Disember 2014
Edisi 15
Festival Kesenian dan Kebudayaan
ISLAM
Antarabangsa
Putrajaya
PARIS
ON THE COBBLESTONE TRAIL
ACEH
Rises from the ruins
Pauh
Roadside
Delight
JoyGiving
The
of
Features :
The
Joy of
Giving
03
Festival
Kesenian dan
Kebudayaan
Islam
05
Paris:
on the
Cobblestone
Trail
07
Aceh
Rises from the
Ruins
10
CONTENTS
14 Fashion : Hijabilicious
17 Pauh Roadside Delight
20 Keindahan Panorama Yang
Menghijau di Kawasan Rehat &
Rawat Gunung Semanggol
22 Sensasi di dalam segelas Teh
Chand!
24 No Record On Highway
Syndicate Tampering Vehicles At
Rest Areas
24 PLUS Perjelas Isu Tuntutan
Gantirugi
25 PLUS Juara
Sukan Kerja Raya 2014
26 Paying Toll Electronically At Batu
Tiga And Sungai Rasau : Save
More Than RM40 Per Month
26 Get Your RM99 Smarttags
Now!
27 GEMPAK MUFORS Lebar
Sayap ke Utara
28 Kebersihan Menjamin
Keselesaan
29 Papa Rock
Juara Boling Rock 'n Bowl
30 Tips for Women Driving Alone
31 Safe Driving Position
Editor: Khalilah Talha Assistant Editor: Iskandar Dzulkifli Staff Writers: Rofina Adam, Nabil Marzuki, Azril Ramlan, Dahlia Mazelan, Zainal Saharudin, Nurul Esmanadzlia Ismail Art Director: Najihah Yasin
Photographer: Nor Aman Karap Graphic & Layout: Noor Haida Zainal Abidin
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FEATURES
FEATURES
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
Francis of Assisi
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Winston S. Churchill
JoyGiving
of
The
T
he year-end holidays present good reason for
giving gifts… whether it is to celebrate the end
of a school year, the kindness of a teacher, the
ritual of Christmas, to welcome in a new year or just
to express thanks and gratitude to loved ones.
In fact, gift giving has long been a favorite subject
for studies on human behavior, with psychologists,
anthropologists,
economists
and
marketers
all
weighing in. They have found that giving gifts
is a surprisingly complex and important part of
human interaction, helping to define relationships
and strengthen bonds with family and friends.
Psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the
recipient, who reaps the biggest psychological gains
from a gift. Hence, gift-giving is an act of altruism —
unselfish concern for the well-being of others. When
we give without expecting anything in return, we are
improving our psychological health.
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The social value of giving has
been recognized throughout
human history. For thousands
of years, some native cultures
have engaged in a complex
ceremony
extreme
that
celebrates
giving.
Although
cultural interpretations vary,
often the status of a given
family in a clan or village was
dictated not by who had the
most possessions, but instead
by who gave away the most.
The more lavish the gifts, the
more prestige gained by the
host family.
Men have been found to be more price-conscious
and practical when it comes to the gifts they
give and get, while women tend to be more
concerned about giving and receiving gifts with
emotional significance.
Gift giving is often the most obvious way a
partner can show interest and strengthen a
bond. Words may not be able to convey the
intent or the thoughts adequately, but gifts can.
Of course, it is not gifts they are exchanging but
the trust and care for the other person that is
being exchanged and expressed respectively.
But the biggest effect of gift giving may be on
ourselves. According to research, giving to others
reinforces our feelings for them and makes us
feel effective and caring. As Mother Teresa said:
“It's not how much we give but how much love
we put into giving.” – By Kay Tull
FEATURES
FEATURES
Festival Kesenian dan Kebudayaan
ISLAM
Antarabangsa
Lakaran unik dari pelukis hebat
Putrajaya
M
alaysia sekali lagi mencipta sejarah apabila
Festival Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Islam
Antarabangsa
Putrajaya
2014
(PIIACuF
2014) diadakan baru-baru ini. Festival kali kedua ini
diadakan setelah festival yang pertama tahun lalu
mendapat sambutan menggalakkan dengan sebanyak
250, 000 pengunjung dan 5 juta penonton mengikuti
siaran langsung di TV tempatan.
Tahun ini sekali lagi, Festival Kesenian dan Kebudayaan
Islam Antarabangsa Putrajaya 2014 (PIIACuF 2014)
dengan tema “Keajaiban Dunia Islam” diadakan seiring
dengan agenda dan matlamat yang disarankan oleh YAB
Perdana Menteri untuk menjadikan Putrajaya sebagai
Seni batik tempatan turut dipamerkan
pusat kegemilangan kesenian dan kebudayaan Islam
alaf baru.
PIIACuF
2014
yang
dianjurkan
oleh
Perbadanan
Putrajaya (PPj) dilengkapi dengan lebih 200 program
dan aktiviti sepanjang 4 hari festival berlangsung. Dua
pameran utama diadakan adalah Al-Aqsa Exhibition:
Forms of The Doa dan Pameran Atifak dari pelbagai
negara. Festival antarabangsa ini telah disertai oleh
negara luar dan NGO yang terdiri daripada Indonesia,
Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Oman, Palestin, World Craft
Council-Asia
Pacific
Region,
Persatuan
Seni
Khat
Kebangsaan Malaysia, Board on Books for Young
People, dan negeri Terengganu, Kelantan serta Johor.
Naskah Al-Quran yang dijual di Festival tersebut
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Pameran Artifak dari Oman
Seni khat antara yang menjadi perhatian
Buat julung kalinya pada tahun ini, PIIACuF 2014 turut
Lah Ahmad dan Brotherz turut dibawakan pada konsert
menganjurkan aktiviti khusus untuk kanak-kanak seawal
tersebut.
usia 4 tahun sehingga 15 tahun. Aktviti di Zon Aulad
PIIACuFF 2014 juga turut membawakan Persembahan
ini bertujuan mendedahkan kanak-kanak dengan dunia
Kebudayaan yang unik dan tayangan filem dari pelbagai
kesenian dan kebudayaan Islam melalui penceritaan,
negara Islam untuk tontonan pengunjung festival. Lebih
lukisan, dekorasi, ceramah dan banyak lagi.
menarik, di festival tersebut turut diadakan Pertunjukan
Selain itu juga, bagi memartabatkan seni muzik Islam,
Fesyen Muslimah yang telah dikendalikan oleh pereka
PIIACuF 2014 telah meneruskan Konsert Journey of Nur
terkenal Malaysia, Dato’ Radzuan Radziwill dengan
2.0 dengan tema kali ini “Gema Timur Jauh” khas untuk
memperagakan koleksi-koleksi baju beliau dan juga
pengunjung festival. Artis tersohor negara seperti Dato’
beberapa koleksi baju dari pereka luar negara. – Oleh
Siti Nurhaliza, Hafiz Hamidon, Mawi, Nazrey Johani,
Zainal Izuddin Saharudin
Sebahagian keistimewaan negara luar di festival tersebut
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Persembahan kumpulan dari Palestin
TRAVEL
PARIS
ON THE COBBLESTONE TRAIL
P
aris has cobblestone streets, narrow cafe-lined
sidewalks and urban planning that in many
places thankfully prioritizes historic preservation
for within it are many “treasures” often overlooked
by the casual visitor to the city.
One of these gems is the Serge Lutens Perfume House
situated in the Jardin du Palais Royal in a quiet
enclosure which also houses private apartments,
bureaucratic offices including the French Ministry of
Culture and Tourism, and high-end boutiques. The
perfume house itself is very discreet and elegant, no
neon or lavish signs to show that you have arrived
at its doorstep. Once inside, the waft of perfume will
lure you from its small, ornate mirrored foyer to the
opulent and majestic settings of its blue-violet lighted
salon.
The stately facade of Serge Lutens perfume house
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The clean but exotically named scents are packaged in bell jars
A grand spiral staircase dominate the blue-purple lighted salon
The central focus of the salon is a grand hand-painted
Yet another experience not to be missed when in Paris is
circular staircase which dominates the room. Streaked
the Shakespeare And Company bookstore on Paris’ Left
black-gray marble lines the floors and walls. Displays
Bank. Situated in the shadows of the Notre Dame, the
are sparse, dark, and designed specifically to focus all
bookstore has been described as “a winding, twisting,
attention on the perfumes. Housed on marble tables in
climbing labyrinth of books, a literary commune, a
their bottles, test strips are neatly laid out and ready to
shelter for writers, a refuge for book lovers” and “a
be sniffed. It’s almost overwhelming to be faced with the
novel in three words.” Started by George Whitman
entire collection of Serge Lutens in one place but visitors
in 1951, its original name was Le Mistral. However,
should take their time and revel in the experience. One
George changed it to Shakespeare And Company in
either instantly likes or hates it but the niche line has a
celebration of The Bard’s 400th birthday and in honor
devoted cult following that is ever growing. The designer
of a bookseller he admired, Sylvia Beach who founded
has expansive interest and involvement in the arts, film,
the original Shakespeare And Company. His daughter,
photography and architecture and they are all evident
Sylvia (named after Beach), runs things today.
here… from the theater-inspired windows to the glorious
bound books of photographs.
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A novel in three words : Shakespeare and Company
In front of the bookstore, bookstands surround an
three here. George used to call them Tumbleweeds after
ornate drinking fountain, erected in the 19th century to
the rolling thistles that drift in and out with the winds of
service the area's poor. Here, second-hand books can
change.
be purchased at only five euros. Inside, there is scant
When you're done browsing, you can retire with
space to browse around freely as books are piled up
your newly purchased reading matter to the nearby
every which way you turn… on ceiling-high shelves, on
restaurant Le Procope. Once the haunt of luminaries like
the floor, all along a steep staircase. The lived-in feeling
Voltaire, Rousseau and Verlaine, its walls are adorned
is part of the charm however, and writers, aspiring as
with author-signed title pages. –
well as established, are welcomed to spend a night or
By K.Talha
Book-lined shelves every which way one turns!
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Books are also stacked on cleverly-built shelves on the staircase
TRAVEL
ACEH
Rises from the Ruins
The only structure left standing in the wake of the tsunami
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O
n December 26 this year, Aceh will
commemorate the 10th anniversary
of the utter destruction caused by a
wall of water that swept almost everything in
its wake, hurled ships several kilometres inland,
took 225,000 lives and caused untold damage
to property and livelihoods.
Ten years on, Aceh has transformed itself: now
business in the city is brisk, tourist arrivals are
increasing, housing and infrastructure continue
to be reconstructed, the economy is progressing
and a peace deal has been reached between
separatists and the Indonesian government.
The Acehnese are a proud people and they have
always been fiercely independent. They thrive
on their reputation as being the most stubborn
people in Indonesia, wearing it like a badge
of honor. Their history is full of warriors, both
men and women, who fought hard battles with
invading Dutch colonial armies. Even their Navy
Admirals had outstanding women of courage
who commanded entire fleets to defeat the
Dutch forces. Perhaps it is that very stubbornness
and resilience that have helped the Acehnese
recover so quickly from the devastation caused
by the tsunami.
A house 5km inland was destroyed by the waves
This fishing boat was swept inland and landed smack dab in the middle of a residential neighbourhood on top of a house
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Memorial to the victims of the tsunami with a clock whose
time stands still
The mosque is newly refurbished with financial aid from Turkey
In the immediate aftermath of the destruction, the most
town and a modest tourist resort with chalets built into
poignant photo circulated around the world was that
limestone outcrops are found here. The mosque has also
of the coastal town of Lhoknga. No building was left
undergone repairs and a beautification programme
standing except for a local mosque standing tragically
courtesy of the Government of Turkey which funded its
alone amidst a sea of debris. Now the gently rolling hills
restoration.
of the Sulawah Golf Club have replaced the seaside
The villagers of this farmland were startled to find the dome of a mosque that was totally destroyed 3 km away, on their land where it sits to this day
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There is a silver lining behind the tragedy
though: an end to the long-running conflict
between Acehnese separatists and the
Indonesian military. The tsunami served as
a catalyst for a peace deal between the
two sides. Although the greater political
autonomy has not quite translated into
real economic progress for many here,
especially those in the rural areas, life is
decidedly better. Aceh is rich in natural
resources and there are more opportunities
for local residents to make money.
Also, there is some semblance of peace
in the province now. Before the tsunami
during the Indonesian occupation, the
army strictly enforced a 6 p.m. curfew but
now it is common for residents to still be
out and about late at night without fear of
any repercussion.
Mosques are still full
of worshippers at midnight, with recitals
Decorative motifs adorn a typical traditional Aceh house
of Quranic verses being broadcast from
tall, slender minarets.. . a reminder to the
faithful that life is fragile and cannot be
taken for granted. – By K.Talha
Ornate gold painted door in the house of a celebrated
female admiral, Cut Nyak Dhien
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A heavy brass bell in the compound of a traditional Aceh house
FESYEN
J
HI ABILICIOUS
Tudung bawal kotemporari yang kelihatan
selesa dipakai longgar akan memberi impak
santai kepada si pemakai
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SENTUHAN
gaya moden dan
kontemporari yang bakal
dikongsikan ini akan
memberi insprirasi kepada
wanita muslim dalam
mengayakan fesyen hijab
terkini.
Tudungmu,
Mahkotamu
"
"
Bagi menghadiri majlis formal, gaya tudung
yang tidak keterlaluan dan pemilihan warna
baju akan menyerlahkan kehadiran si
pemakai.
Wanita bekerjaya biasanya menggemari
fesyen tudung yang kemas dan ringkas. Untuk
mengekalkan ciri moden, material hijab yang
dipilih haruslah bersesuaian dengan pakaian
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Pemilihan warna kontra dalam padanan hijab
dan pakaian akan menjadikan si pemakai
tampil lebih ranggi dan elegan.
Pemilihan fesyen turban amat sesuai
digayakan oleh si gadis yang berperwatakan
ranggi dan ceria. Penggayaan turban yang
sesuai akan menonjolkan personaliti berbeza
kepada si pemakai.
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RESTAURANT
REVIEW
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Nasi Goreng Pauh
Burger Komtar
Burger King Special
A
re you planning a vacation in Penang? Mark your
diary to drop by at De Pauh Garden Restaurant
and Cafe. Located just 8 kilometers from the Juru
Toll Plaza, the restaurant offers more than 400 kinds of
Pauh
Roadside
Delight
dishes inclusive of Thai and Western cuisines ranging
from RM 4.00 to RM 40.00.
Here Nasi goreng Pauh, Baked Salmon, Claypot Kari
Kepala Ikan, Ikan siakap masak kengsom and Amra
asam boi juice are the specials. For western cuisines
lovers, Burger Komtar with delicious black paper sauce
and Burger King special with the gigantic size of 8x8
inch are highly recommended.
Grilled lamb, served with sweet bun, coleslaw and black
pepper/BBQ sauce is a special menu offered only on
Fridays and weekends.
On Saturdays, De Pauh holds Burger King Special, a
burger eating competition where the winner walks away
with RM50 cash. Live band performances are held every
Tuesday.
For more information, visit depauhgarden.blogspot.
com or call 04-3991618/1619 – Syafiqah Hamdan
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DPG Baked Salmon
Ikan Siakap Masak Kengsom
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Kedondong Asam Boi
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RSA HIGHLIGHT
Keindahan Panorama Yang Menghijau di
Kawasan Rehat & Rawat
Gunung Semanggol
(Arah Selatan)
T
erletak di KM194.6, keindahan laman tropika di
yang menarik dalam menghiaskan kawasan R&R ini.
kawasan rehat Gunung Semanggol (Arah Selatan)
Bukan itu sahaja, ruang makan terbuka yang bersifat
ini mampu menyegarkan kembali para pengguna
santai
juga
membolehkan
para
pengguna
untuk
lebuh raya yang sedang keletihan dengan kehijauan
menikmati hidangan lazat yang disediakan di sini
landskapnya di setiap pelusuk kawasan rehat tersebut.
terutamanya Kurma Kambing di gerai Senyum Sokmo
Bertemakan Laman Tropika, R&R ini menawarkan
bernombor 7 dan Soto Ayam di gerai Selera Warisan
ketenangan di sebalik susun atur keindahan floranya
bernombor 11.
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Susunan yang lebih santai di R&R Gunung Semanggol
Kemudahan
fasiliti
seperti
taman
permainan juga disediakan kepada
anak-anak kecil bermain sementara
ibubapanya berehat sebentar sebelum
meneruskan
perjalanan
bersama
keluarga tersayang.
Kawasan
Rehat
&
Rawat
Gunung
Semanggol (Arah Selatan) ini yang
berhampiran dengan susur keluar ke
Zoo Taiping dan Taman Tasik Taiping
seharusnya dijadikan sebagai salah
satu
kawasan
pengguna
lebuh
persinggahan
raya
di
para
samping
menikmati keindahan faunanya dan
kemudahan fasiliti yang telah pun
disediakan oleh pihak PLUS.
Penggunaan papan tanda LED yang menarik
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RSA
Kitchen
Sensasi di dalam segelas
TEH CHAND!
H
irupan
pertama
teh
chand
sudah
cukup
untuk
menjadikan gerai Ria Café ini sebagai gerai pilihan
para pengguna lebuh raya di R&R
Gunung Semanggol (Arah Selatan).
Pengendali
gerai,
Ramzan
Yusof
menceritakan semula sejarah teh chand
yang
mula
diperkenalkan
kepada
para pelanggan di kawasan rehat
tersebut pada tahun 2007. Menurutnya,
minuman
ini
pernah
beberapa
kali
menghiasi dada-dada akhbar disebabkan
sambutan yang diterimanya ketika itu
cukup memberangsangkan.
Malahan, harganya yang berpatutan di
samping
menepati
citarasa
pelanggan
di kawasan rehat tersebut menjadikan Teh
Chand Gunung Semanggol ini sebagai buah
mulut orang ramai.
Menurut
Ramzan
lagi,
terdapat
juga
pelanggan tetapnya yang berasal dari Kuala
Lumpur. Sekiranya mereka berada di Utara,
mereka pasti akan singgah di gerainya untuk
meneguk keenakan segelas teh chand ini.
Tidak rugi sekiranya singgah sebentar dan
mencuba teh chand yang sememangnya terkenal
di kalangan pengguna lebuh raya.
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In general, SmartTAGs and Touch ‘n Go lanes
can accommodate 1,000 and 550 transactions
respectively in an hour. Cash lane, on the other hand,
can only accommodate 220 transactions per hour.
Highway users are able to purchase SmartTAGs at
a promotional price of RM99 per unit (while stock
lasts) at the Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau, Subang and
Setia Alam Toll Plazas until 31 December.
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They can also purchase preloaded
RM5 PLUSMiles Touch ‘n Go
cards (with RM5 pre-loaded
value) at a promotional rate of
RM5 at dedicated reload lanes
and Customer Service Centres
at the designated toll plazas
until 31 December 2014.
PLUS FOCUS
Para peserta di Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP), Prai
LEBAR SAYAP KE
UTARA
P
LUS meneruskan pendekatannya dalam
mendidik generasi muda tentang aspekaspek keselamatan di lebuh raya menerusi
siri jelajah “Gempak MUFORS” di beberapa
kawasan di utara Semenanjung Malaysia pada
November lalu.
Seramai 1,400 peserta telah berpeluang
menyertai program “GEMPAK MUFORS” di
3 lokasi iaitu di Kulim High Tech Park Business
Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia dan Institut
Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) Prai, Pulau Pinang.
Gerakan Motosikal Pencetus Amalan Keselamatan
atau dikenali sebagai “GEMPAK MUFORS”
ini merangkumi sesi teori dan praktikal yang
bersesuaian kepada para peserta mengenai
kaedah menunggang motosikal dengan betul.
Selain daripada itu, peserta yang hadir juga turut
mempelajari teknik-teknik bantuan kecemasan
sekiranya terlibat di dalam kemalangan jalan
raya.
GEMPAK
MUFORS
merupakan
strategi
berterusan PLUS untuk meningkatkan lagi tahap
keselamatan di lebuh raya. Ia juga merupakan
salah satu inisiatif Rakyat Malaysia Bersatu
Untuk Keselamatan Jalan Raya (MUFORS) yang
dipelopori oleh syarikat ini. - oleh Nabil
Para peserta turut didedahkan dengan teknik-teknik bantuan kecemasan
Selain daripada seminar, latihan praktikal juga turut disediakan
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PLUS FOCUS
PLUS Menyapu Bersih Kategori
Hentian Awam
M
ajlis sambutan Hari Tandas sedunia
telah
berlangsung
di
Dataran
Sri Kemang, Port Dickson pada
22 November yang lalu menyaksikan PLUS
menyapu bersih kategori hentian awam.
Tempat pertama dan kedua dimenangi oleh
Hentian Sebelah Simpang Pulai (arah selatan)
dan Kawasan Rehat dan Rawat Pagoh (arah
utara), manakala tempat ke 3 pula dimenangi
oleh Hentian Sebelah Ladang Bikam (arah
selatan).
Hadiah disampaikan oleh ketua setiausaha
Kementerian Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan
dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Dato’ Seri Arpah Binti
Abdul Razak.
Ketua pegawai operasi, EncikMohammad Fuad
Khusairi mewakili PLUS untuk menerima ketigatiga hadiah yang di menangi, turut mengiring
Encik Mohammad Fuad ialah pengurus seksyen,
Asfarizam Othman dan Nor Haidi Yahya.
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PLUS FOCUS
PAPA ROCK
JUARA BOLING
ROCK 'N
BOWL
Salah seorang wakil media di pertandingan Rock 'n Bowl
Pertandingan boling anjuran PLUS-UEM ini disertai oleh para pengamal media di Wilayah Utara
W
akil New Straits Times, Papa Rock
menjuarai pertandingan boling untuk
pengamal media, ‘Rock ‘n Bowl’ anjuran
PLUS dan Kumpulan UEM di Mega Bowling Center,
Pulau Pinang pada 7 November lalu.
Lebih daripada 60 orang pengamal media dari
Wilayah Utara masing-masing dari Pulau Pinang
dan Kedah hadir dengan berpakaian mengikut
tema. Pelbagai aksi lucu dan gelagat dapat dilihat
sepanjang kejohanan berlangsung.
Papa Rock menewaskan 16 pasukan lain apabila
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mencatatkan 1095 jatuhan pin. Tempat kedua
berjaya disandang oleh kumpulan ‘Eh.. Eh..
Menang Pulak’ gabungan Utusan Malaysia dan
TV3 dengan 994 jatuhan pin. Pingat gangsa
dirangkul oleh pasukan Guang Ming Daily.
Sementara itu, pemain terbaik bagi kategori lelaki
dan wanita disandang oleh Mikail Ong dari
New Straits Times dan Siti Aminah Mohd Yusof
dari Bernama. Manakala, kategori pemakaian
mengikut tema terbaik kumpulan telah ditakluki oleh
Kumpulan ‘Eh.. Eh.. menang pulak’. - oleh Syed
SAFETY TIPS
1
FOR 2
WOMEN
DRIVING 3
4
ALONE
Tips
5
6
7
8
9
10
Retrieved from: http://www.parentstalk.com/expertsadvice/ea_fs_0012.html
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Keep your car in good mechanical
condition to avoid breakdowns and allow
you to react quickly if you find yourself in
a bad situation.
Hold your keys in your hand as you
approach your parked car. Don't wait
until you reach the car to search for them
in your purse. Experts say you're most
vulnerable when you are getting into or
out of your car.
Check the back seat before getting into
the car, even if you left it with the doors
locked.
Lock all doors and roll up the windows
while you drive.
Sound the horn in potentially dangerous
situations.
Avoid short cuts that take you through
unfamiliar or unsafe areas.
If you notice someone suspicious near your
car, walk in a different direction toward a
public place and seek help.
If your car is rammed from behind and the
hit seems to be deliberate, stay in the car
with the doors locked. Wait for the police
to arrive.
Most police experts do not recommend
that you carry weapons in your car.
Instead, they suggest that everyday items
like flashlights, fingernail files, pens, keys
and screwdrivers be used for protection.
Never follow a stranger who offers to help
you find your way on an unfamiliar road
or street. Wait in your vehicle and ask for
directions.
SMART TIPS
SAFE
Driving
Position
1
Sit slightly reclined with your shoulders comfortably
back in the seat. Sit as far back from the steering wheel
as possible while still remaining in safe control of the
vehicle.
2
Hold the outside rim of the steering wheel at "9 and 3
o'clock" or slightly lower. This position will minimize
the risk of injury to your arms, hands and fingers in
case your airbag deploys. Your arms should be bent
slightly.
3
Be able to pivot your right foot from the accelerator to
the brake pedal without lifting your heel from the floor.
4
5
Not checking your "blind spots" can have disastrous
effects when merging onto the highway or changing
lanes. In fact, thousands of accidents occur each year
because people who are changing lanes fail to see a
vehicle that is right next to them before making such
maneuvers! One of the ways you can protect yourself
is to make sure your vehicle's side and rearview mirrors
are positioned for maximum road view.
For the driver's side mirror: Place the side of your head
against the window, then adjust the mirror until the side
of your vehicle comes into view. For the passenger's
side mirror: While sitting in the driver's seat, lean to the
left so that your head is in the car's centerline. Adjust
the mirror until the side of your vehicle comes into view.
Source: http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/safe-
driving-position.html
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