What signifies Thaipusam celebrations in Malaysia? If you are in Klang Valley, it will be a trip to Batu Caves and climb up 272 steps all the way up to the caves with a kavadi. An image of Batu Caves in the 1950s. Image source: Astro Ulagam… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2021: What We Can Learn From Recent Thaipusam Fiasco?”
(The sweet end results for the kids at home when little master chefs at home decide to use their free time at home and instead start using their baking skills)
One of the biggest challenges that we as parents have during this pandemic and the schools closed is on keeping our kids occupied with something productive and something new so that they don’t get bored.… [Click to read the rest] “Parenting 101: When Bored Kids Turned To Master Bakers”
This story of a young girl named Malak whose father and mother had died tragically is indeed has been an eye-opener on the plight of innocent refugee children in the many war zones around the world. The situation around the world is now even more precarious with the COVID19 pandemic which also saw the reduction of travel and aid.… [Click to read the rest] “Humanity 101: The Beautiful Malak Who Stole Our Cold Hearts”
What really went wrong in Malaysia’s fight against COVID19?
Just when Malaysia almost able to bend the curve, it suddenly spiked up again and it is running loose now. Have we gotten lax in enforcement and maintaining our precautions? It is the same case with water disruptions in the state of Selangor – it is happening way too frequently these days.… [Click to read the rest] “Malaysia 101: When Stupidity, Stubbornness and Double Standards Mixed”
(The rather empty departure terminal at Phnom Penh airport in Cambodia and it is the same case, most airports around the world. Most of the duty-free shops were opened but sadly there were no customers. The lone guy at Starbucks was practically begging passengers to come in to have coffee)
This will be the last part in this Cambodian trip series – we have completed our assignment in Phnom Penh and it was time to make the journey back home and start the next phase of the project.… [Click to read the rest] “Kingdom of Cambodia 2020: Part 12 – The Tedious, Much Awaited Journey Back Home”
Malaysia is under the 2nd wave of COVID19 infection wave – from a single-digit infection at one point mostly from returning Malaysians; it has now increased by 2 digits in recent days. This is not a good trend. Image source: DG, Ministry of Health… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Malaysia Breaking 10,000 COVID19 Case Thresholds”
The situation of the outbreak in Malaysia as at 13th July 2020 is firmly under the control and yet we must continue our vigilant and keep the number of cases under close monitoring. Graph source: Stat News… [Click to read the rest] “Outbreak 2020: Darren Cronian – Thank You Malaysia!!”
Considering the number of infection has gone down at the start of July 2020 (now we are seeing single-digit new infections), the Government announced a more relaxed lockdown known as Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
As at yesterday, Malaysia only has 408 active cases (compared to Singapore with 8,735 active cases) and the number of recoveries continues to beat the number of new infections with an impressive 93.80% recovery rate.… [Click to read the rest] “Lockdown in Malaysia 2020: Day 94 – A Sense of False Security On The Horizon”
Ever since the lock down (MCO) was announced by the Government on 18th March 2020, I have been working from home. Image source: Victor He on Unsplash
We were only allowed to venture out to buy the essential items or for medical needs. Then on 1st May 2020, the Government announced a more relaxed lockdown called CMCO – conditional movement control order.… [Click to read the rest] “Lock Down in Malaysia 2020: Day 81 – Going Back to Work And A New Normal”
Definition of a pandemic: a pandemic, simply put, is a disease outbreak on a global scale. This is different than an epidemic and a simple disease outbreak. An epidemic is when an infectious disease spreads through many people quickly (definition: True Prepper). The above is the scale used in Singapore – image source: www.straitstimes.com… [Click to read the rest] “Prepping in Malaysia 101: Readying for Devastating Flu Pandemic”