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Route to ICTP from Venezia Airport

It’s been a while since I need to use wifey laptop for work. At a glance something caught my attention. I found my short note regarding the route to the Abdus Salam, International Center of Theoretical Physic (ICTP), Trieste, Italy on the desktop itself.

Thought it would be useful for others (and including myself some day) if I share it here. I did the travelling alone by myself during that time, and I have been to Trieste twice. 

Route to ICTP from Venezia Airport:
1. Upon arrival, take bus to Maestre Station
2. Take train to Trieste Centrale
3. Take bus no 6 to Grignano
4. Walk down th street to Adriatico Guesthouse
5. Register at lobby, get the key and food voucher, ask for ethernet cable

I hope it will be useful to you.


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World local time yang aneh

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Setakat ini, Alhamdulillah, daku telah diberi kesempatan untuk travel ke beberapa negara, termasuk beberapa lagi dalam schedule. Banyak yang telah kupelajari semasa berada diperantauan walaupun tidak lama.

Satu perkara menarik yang daku perhatikan ialah localtime negara tersebut berbanding dengan Malaysia. Antara banyak-banyak negara Asia seperti Indonesia, Singapura, Korea dan Jepun,, cuma satu negara ini masih mengelelirukan daku, iaitu Vietnam.

Semasa post ini dibuat, ayahku sedang berada di Vietnam dan akan kembali dalam masa beberapa jam sahaja lagi. Beliau meminta daku mengambilnya di Airport LCCT dalam masa 4 jam lagi.

Baiklah. Begini anehnya:

i. Pada waktu sekarang, localtime di Vietnam ialah 2.30 pm

ii. Manakala di Malaysia sekarang ialah 3.30 pm.

Bayangkan lokasi Vietnam dan Malaysia sekarang.

Sebetulnya, seperti Korea dan Jepun yang berada lebih timur dari Malaysia, mereka adalah sejam lebih awal dari Malaysia. Begitu juga dengan Vietnam yang terletak lebih timur daripada Malaysia. Ataupun seeloknya ia adalah lebih kurang sama dengan masa Malaysia, bukan perbezaan sehingga satu jam lewat.

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Dapat?

Kalau dapat bagus, kalau masih keliru, kita bayangkan sebegini. Antara Malaysia dengan Vietnam, siapa subuh dahulu? Mestilah Vietnam dahulu. Katakan waktu subuh Vietnam pukul 5 pagi, mestilah sebetulnya di Malaysia masih diulit mimpi, pukul 4 pagi masa tersebut. Akan tetapi, waktu sebenar localtime Malaysia ketika localtime Vietnam jam 5 pagi ialah 6 pagi.

Perhatikan peta dalam gambar di atas. Vietnam lebih ketimuran daripada Malaysia kan.

Jawapannya terdapat di bawah ini.

kl_localtime

Kuala Lumpur Localtime

vietnam_localtime

Ho Chi Minh Localtime

Data ini diambil daripada http://24timezones.com/. Perhatikan terdapat garisan berwarna putih tersebut yang melambangkan perbezaan masa. Malaysia dan Singapura telah memilih untuk berada di zone GMT + 8, manakala Vietnam (walaupun mereka lebih ketimuran) telah memilih untuk berada di zone (GMT + 7).

Oleh itu, mereka akan sentiasa awal sejam walaupun keadaan cuaca atau masa seolah-olah mereka lewat sejam. 🙂

Perdebatan dan perkongsian pendapat ini berlaku antara daku dengan ayahku sebentar tadi. Jangan lupa Malaysia pernah juga melaraskan masa 3 kali sebelum ini, kata ayahku. Dan kelihatan fakta menyebut, sebenarnya ia lebih daripada 3 kali:

Period in use Time offset from GMT Name of Time (unofficial)
1 January 1901 – 31 May 1905 UTC+06:46:48 British Malayan Mean Time
1 June 1905 – 31 December 1932 UTC+07:00:00 Standard Zone Time
1 January 1933 – 31 August 1941 UTC+07:20:00 Daylight Standard Time
1 September 1941 – 15 February 1942 UTC+07:30:00 Daylight Standard Time
16 February 1942 – 12 September 1945 UTC+09:00:00 Tokyo Standard Time
13 September 1945 – 31 December 1981 UTC+07:30:00 Daylight Standard Time/Malaysia Standard Time
1 January 1982 – Present UTC+08:00:00 Malaysia Standard Time

Data diatas diperoleh daripada Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Malaysia

Pada 31 Disember 1981, Malaysia pernah melaraskan jam localtime atau Waktu Piawai Malaysia kepada 30 minit awal iaitu kepada UTC + 8 sekarang. Waktu Piawai Malaysia sekarang adalah berdasarkan 5 jam atom SIRIM yang telah dilantik sebagai penjaga masa Malaysia pada 1 Jan 1990.


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No. Telefon Tempatan dan No. Kod Antarabangsa

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Katakan no. telefon anda di Malaysia, 017-98765432. Code international Malaysia ialah +60.

Maka, no. anda secara internationalnya ialah +6017-98765432. So, mana pergi 0 satu lagi? Bukan ke sepatutnya +60-01798765432?

Jadi, katakan anda berada di luar negara. No. international anda ialah +44 98765432. Maka, jika kod negara tersebut ialah +44, apakah no. telefon tempatan ia?

Jawapannya ialah: 09-8765432.

Ketika itu baru daku realize yang no. 0 di hadapan itu (e.g. 017-98765432) melambangkan local, dan 00 itu international (00 6017 98765432). 00 boleh menggantikan tanda ‘+’ bagi panggilan international.

So, memang wajiblah kalau nak dail local, letak 0 di hadapan.

Sekian, untuk peringatanku.


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Weather, Language or Food

UK is like Malaysia. Very much like Malaysia. That’s why you will survive, most Malaysian will survive at London.

The difference are only food, weather and building.

The politeness, the friendliness, and the socket plug are almost the same.

You will likely to survived in London, because, most Malaysian knows how to speak in English, and every people in this land knows the English language, and plus every sign and notes are exactly in English. Unlike what I use to think Austria, Hungary, Belgium and as well Italy that they know how to speak English, but they doesn’t and arrogant.

So I kind of like it here. And the politeness of the people shows when they say Hi and start a conversation even when we are waiting for the bus. I then sat at the front seat of the bus, and hear that they are saying ‘thank you’ from each one that getting off the bus to the driver.

A more like Malaysia.. I think. For certain places. 😉


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What I have done?

Five years ago, there were many things a fresh so-called computer engineer, who passed his degree with 2.xx pointer dreamed. And yet he just can’t imagine there are many items in his wishlist that has been checked, only in his twenties. He is really grateful to Allah for rezekiNya.

Getting a job.  A good paying job. A good paying job with lesser work. :p

Graduates below than 3 pointer might feel less in confidence during first job interview. But lucky me, I was determined to get myself in this rare MNC Company with much better salary than what I demanded with two companies interviewed before. I like the friendly, professional, no-blame environment and learned a lot here.

Secured a life insurance

I got my first life insurance at the age of 23. I have no idea what it was about, but I am the one who called the agent to sign up. At that time, the insurance agent shocked and he looked at the pemplate he holds stating with the age table started only with 25. What a memory. He was about to “cuba fikir apa jadi kat mak ayah nanti kalau kita tiba-tiba kemalangan”, when I cut and direct him to benefit of his insurance rather than wasting 30 minutes of motivation to convince.

Registered an enterprise business (RoB)

About 6 months with nothing interesting to do after work, my nightlife changed to more beneficial, money making, and network building, thanks to my ‘sudden’-business-minded housemate after a cool brainstorm. Using skills of web programming and pc troubleshooting, we both get ourselves own registered business. The business was slow but we didn’t care that much because we just do it for fun, experience and maturity time for loan. Duit gaji pun tak abis belanja lagi, orang kata. At that time lah.

Bought properties

At my age that time, not many colleagues or fresh graduates thinks to hook their commitment to property first, rather than a cool superbike or nice new car. I bought a few properties credited to my father for open up my mind in this investment area. Now, I am sort of taiko – collecting rental money every months and preparing tenancy agreement every year. Muahaha.

Travel to other countries

I got the chance to travel to several countries in Asia and Europe several times (Five counties until this article posted) and with one more in scheduled soon enough. I never imagined this opportunity will come routinely. Thank you to Allah and my beloved parents who urged me with several argument to go interview for this job.

Married

This year I completed my other half with a lovely, beautiful, understanding, helpful, fierce wife. Thank you Allah for bringing her to my life and thank you my family for raising me up until what I am today. I shall never forget those. Now I got bigger family with bigger responsibility. ;P

Friends and Best Friends

I gained a few die hard friends and bestfriends that I like to update, gossips, hang out together and worth to sacrifice for. :p Ops, somebody might get jealous. You guys are the best!

Allrite. Time to sleep. I guess I am 27 already by this second. Good nite. Thank you all for everything. 😉


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Panduan Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

Panduan ini adalah berdasarkan ringkasan panduan daripada forum Cari.com:
http://mforum.cari.com.my/viewthread.php?tid=615922
Kalau nak tahu lebih lanjut, dengan kisah dengan pengalaman, rujuk terus link di atas.

Panduan ini tidak diubah sewaktu tarikh dipost. Mungkin terdapat perubahan sudah.

TRANSPORT

1. Bus 152 dari airport dan berhenti di hadapan Ben Than Mkt
2. Taxi – Only take Vinasun or Mai Linh. Harga taxi untuk 5 yang seater dari airport to Ben Thanh lebih kurang dalam 100k – 140 VND (USD5-USD7)ACCOMMODATION
2. http://hoangphuonghotel.com
3. http://www.hoanggiahuyhotel.com
4. Hoang Tram Hotel
5. Song Anh Hotel
6. Hainam Hotel

HALAL MEALS

1. parkson, D anjung +84938184242 – boleh order sarapan -hazel: 2. VN Halal
3. Kedai Shamsudin 445, Le Hong Phong Street, District 10. http://restaurant-shamsudin.com.vn/ Tel: 84.8.6271-7494
4. Halal@Saigon, 30, Dong Du St
5. Sulayman Rest, 40, Tran Hung Dao St
6. Bombay Rest, 66, Dong DU St
7. Pro Doner Kebab, 169, De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Ward
8. Satay House Malaysia, 307/25, Nguyen Van Troi St, Phu Nhuan Ward
9. Zam Zam. 26, Bui Ven St
10.Masala Kitchen, 28/21, Bui Vien St
11.Mumtaz Rest, 226, Bui Vien St
12. Mohamad Aly. Delivery; tel : 01218747096, 0933799621

PLACES OF INTEREST
1. Cu Chi Tunnel – USD6 (Ava Hotel)
2. Mekong Delta Tour – USD10 (Ava Hotel)
3. Suoi Tien AmusementPark – Adult 55,000 VND, Kidsbelow 1.3m Free (Taxi Innova – 300k VND one way)
4. Water Puppet Show at Thao Dien Village
5. War Remnants Museum
6. City Hall & Nguyen hue Plaza
7. Notre Dame Cathedral (sama ker macam Paris?)
8. Reunification Palace
9. Ho Chi Minh Museum & Ho Chi Minh City Museum
10.Saigon Opera House

SHOPPING

What to Buy?
Cotton – between USD9-USD12
Baju Kurung Manik – USD 20-USD30
Jubah Manik – USD15
Telekung Vietnam – USD13
Vietnam Silk – USD6/ meter lerang kecik
Chiffon Silk – USD7/meter
Satin Silk – USD6/meter
(Harga Silk ambik kat kedai Duc Thinh Silk)
Vietnam T-Shirt – USD2
Polo T-shirt – USD5
3-zipped Vietnam Ourse – USD9 for 10pcs
Handluggage – USD8
Smocking Dress – USD5
Trung Nguyen Coffee – USD4 for 1/2 kg.

Where to Buy?
1. Ben Thanh Mkt
– DAM (no 433)
– Tuyet (berhadapan kedai DAM)
– Thuy Duoc Fashion (no kedai 480-526-528-530)
2. Binh Tay Mkt
3. Pasar Malam Benh Thanh
4. Hong Ahn5. Minh
6. Mai Saigon
7. Taka Plaza
8. An Dong Plaza
9. Saigon Square
10.Duc Thinh Silk (high end silk)

MISC

1. Boleh tempah jahit manik dengan Hazel (owner kedai makan D’Anjung)
2. Kedai Jahitan My Sang (opposite Vi Anh Butik)
3. Manicure & Pedicure – Happy Nail (Sapa tau kat mana?)
4. Glasses – Nhat Quang, 126, Le Than Ton Rd (way cheaper than in KL)


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