Jalur Gemilang

[JALUR GEMILANG] In conjunction with Malaysia Independence Month, we would like to share with you some interesting facts about Malaysia flag called Jalur Gemilang. The flag of Malaysia is a combination of traditional Islamic symbols and the representation of all the states under the federation. Jalur is a Malay word meaning a band or stripe[…]

Benefits of Netball for Kids

[NETBALL BENEFITS FOR KIDS] Netball is a ball sport played by two teams of seven players. It is predominantly played by women and is still in the process of shaking off the stereotypical image of being “just a girl’s sport”. It is ideal for men and people of all ages too thus terrific for young[…]

Useful Contact Numbers in Korea

[USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS IN KOREA] These are some useful contact numbers that you can dial in case of an emergency or to get help. For example, 119 for fire, emergency and ambulance and 1366 for women’s helpline. There is an emergency medical information center which is available 24 hours a day by dialing 1339. English-speaking[…]

Eid Al-Adha

[EID AL-ADHA] Eid al-Adha is a significant religious holiday that is observed by Muslims around the world. Muslims observe this holiday in celebration of Prophet Ibrahim’s(Abraham) disposition to sacrifice his only son in submission to Allah’s will. However, before Ibrahim sacrificed his son, God provided him with a lamb to sacrifice instead. With that, the[…]

Melbourne Cup

[MELBOURNE CUP] Melbourne Cup is a horse race that focuses on Thoroughbred which organised annually in Australia. The event starts on the first Tuesday of November and is known locally as “the race that stops the nation”. The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition, with the first race held in 1861. It was originally over[…]

Korean National Flag

[KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG, 태극기 (Taegukgi)] The flag of South Korea is known by the name of Taegukgi. The name Taegukgi translated in English means “supreme ultimate flag”. It is believed that the flag of South Korea is representative of the Korean race as a whole – not simply the South Korean nation-state. The first pattern[…]

Gawai Dayak

[GAWAI DAYAK] Gawai Dayak comes from the words Gawai meaning festival and Dayak, a collective name for the indigenous peoples of Sarawak, especially Iban and Bidayuh. It is an annual celebration and held on the 1st of June. It is recognised as both a religious and a social occasion since 1957. There are special rules[…]