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4 AMAZING OF KLCC 6 Low YAt plaza What intersting inside klcc

The Largest IT Plaza


8 pANGKOR ISLAND 10 LEGOLAND 12 I-CITY Perfect Place For YourVacation

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park

The City Of Light


14 rabak on weekend 16 paint bucket 18 heroes 20 Gravity

The Underground Malaysian Band Jemming Sessions Let’s Know Them

No 1 Malaysia Goal Keeper

Art or Vandalism

food of a day

22 “burger bakar”” No 1 Malaysia Grill Burger


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Amazing of KLCC


Discover what makes the Twin Towers special through cutting-edge displays and vibrant exhibits. At 360 metres, you’ll be able to see a spire up close and enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur

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skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. It is not attached to the main structure, but is instead designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking

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The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the CTBUH’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they remain the tallest twin building in the world. The buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

From books to miniatures, casual wear to pewter, an exquisite array of items are available for you to remember your visit.




IT Market


WELCOME To Plaza Low Yat

About Plaza Low Yat Plaza Low Yat first entered the shopping scene I 1999,and within s short time frame gained strong prominence as the country’s premier IT lifestyle shopping mall, right the epicenter of the Bukit Bintang shopping belt. With over 500 retail outlets operating within the 7 themed retail floors. Plaza Low Yat is a complete and the indulging one stop destination to fulfill all your digital needs at exceptional value.

The IT Lifestyle Concept In line with the ever evolving IT trends. Plaza Low Yat is positioning itself as a total lifestyle based IT mall. Each floor is zoned accordingly for easier and quicker accessibility, with retail categories ranging from Gadgets, Cameras, Digital Games. Telecommunications &service Centers, Plaza Low Yat also have in place, selected non-IT retailer’s, such as Restaurants & Dining Bookstores, Fashion, Hair and Beauty, Hobby, Shops, to operate and cater to the other lifestyle needs of today’s generation of IT savvy shoppers.


Plan your

VACATION Pangkor Island Pulau Pangkor is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia, reached by ferry either from the old jetty or from Marina Island jetty [1] both located in Lumut (a small coastal town that links to Ipoh through Sitiawan). It has a land area of only 8 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 25,000 islanders. It is heavily promoted as a low-key tourist destination by the Malaysian government, but fishing and fish products remain major industries. Historically, Pangkor was a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates. In the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort in an effort to control the Perak tin trade. In 1874, it was the location of a historic treaty between the British government and a contender for the Perak throne (The Pangkor Treaty), which began the British colonial domination of the Malay Peninsular. Pangkor is famous for its fine beaches and a mix of low budget to 5 star accommodations. Teluk Nipah and


Coral Bay on the north west of the island is extremely popular with travellers from Europe. The quality of sand in the Pasir Bogak Beach is far superior to that elsewhere on the island. The sand is golden brown, quite similar to most leading prime beaches. There are a few resorts in Teluk Nipah or Nipah Bay. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Indonesia, Thailand and to a lesser extent the West Coast of Malaysia in December 2004, there have been fewer local tourists visiting Pangkor. In 2006, a biotechnology centre, a joint venture of Global Hi-Q Malaysia S/B and Hi-Q Bio-Tech International (Taiwan) Ltd began operations with initial investments of RM100million (USD30m). Their operations include fish farming and aquaculture, and the first harvest is expected in 2009. Just next to island of Pangkor, there is a smaller island called Pangkor Laut Island.

Transport Accessibility and convenience of travelling by road and by air to Pangkor was progressively enhanced over the two years 2006–2008, because of the completion of the upgrading workings of Simpang Pulai – Lumut 4-lane dual carriage highway (which is nearing completion), the West Coast Expressway and the introduction of more flights, including AirAsia services. It is now possible to arrive at Lumut within 2–2¼ hours from Kuala Lumpur, and much less if it travelling by air. Currently Berjaya Air is the only airline that is operating flights to Pangkor Airport (PKG), from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB) with its 48-seats Dash 7 turboprop airliner. The aircraft are expected to be replaced by the ATR 72. Buses from many parts of the country arrive frequently in Lumut either at the bus station opposite the old Jetty or at the newly established jetty in

Marina Island, Lumut. Tourists are not allowed to bring their cars to the island; however, motorcycles and bicycles can be transported. Ferry services in both jetties are frequent (every 30 mins during the day, RM 10 for a return ticket). The ferry from old jetty takes 40 minutes and stops first in Sungai Pinang Kecil. The new Lumut jetty located in Marina Island has a more direct route to Pangkor Island Jetty. The ferries departing from Marina Island takes 10 minutes to reach Pangkor Island. This has been well accepted as a special feature associated with commuting to and from Pangkor. There are no bridges connecting the island to the mainland because there exists a policy to control the number of vehicles on the island, partly because of there being no real necessity for them and partly because of space constraints. All these have contributed to the preservation of wildlife in the tropical rain forest where many rare species still exist, including hornbills and monitor lizards.



First in


Legoland Malaysia is a theme park that has opened in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia on September 15, 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It is the first Legoland theme park in Asia upon its establishment. The official opening of Legoland Malaysia was made by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, Sultan of Johor on September 22, 2012. It is the centrepiece of a 5,500,000 sq ft (510,000 m2) integrated complex in the Nusa Cemerlang industrial park, within the Iskandar Malaysia economic region, consisting of a lifestyle retail centre, offices, hotels, service apartments and residential units. Besides the Legoland Malaysia, other Lego-themed attractions nearby will open sometime. The first one will be a Lego-themed water theme park opening in mid-2012 and the other one is The Legoland Hotel, a Lego-themed hotel located at the theme park and also the first to open in Southeast Asia which will open in the first half of 2014. The hotel is built under a management agreement between the company and LL Themed Hotel Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company CLOSEUP | 10

owned by Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn Bhd and Iskandar Harta Holdings Sdn Bhd. The cost of Legoland Malaysia and the water theme park is RM720 million, while The Legoland Hotel costs RM190 million. Only halal-certified food served at the Market Restaurant of Legoland Malaysia. This includes local and foreign delicacies. Legoland Malaysia targets 1.5 million visitors when it opens its doors and generate more than RM100 million in the first year of its operation. Legoland Malaysia layout will start out with the park’s main entrance area with the traditionally main entrance Legoland sight. There will be a Big shop Legoland largest store selling Lego products, toys, sets, DVDs, books and Legoland merchandise and other typical entrance area amenities. Imagination will be to the left of the Beginning in this of park will have Interactive Lego games and Lego building this includes build and test an interactive Lego building attraction where visitors build houses, cars, skyscrapers and etc.

After building then you can test them out, Lego Mindstorms a Lego coumputer games and robotics attraction. Sky cruiser an aerial monorail ride where you control your vehicle by pedaling it around the track above the paths of Legoland Malaysia with incredible views of the city outside Legoland complex and the park, Kid power towers a zierrer junior drop tower ride where you propel your vehicle seat upward to top of tower and then let go of your vehicle seat rope and that drops you down the tower.

Entrance Fee


Day Ticket: RM 105 Purchase online Day Ticket: RM 140 Regular price Annual Pass: RM 325


Day Ticket: RM 82.50 Purchase online Ticket: RM 110 Regular price Annual Pass: RM 255

3- 11 years

Day Ticket: RM 82.50 Purchase online 60+ years old Day Ticket: RM 110 Regular price Annual Pass: RM 255



I-City light theme park



I-CITY i-City is a modern ICT-enriched township

located in Shah Alam, which is the state of capital of Selangor. i-City offers a conductive business environment with the convenience of high speed broad band, multi-telco environment, power supply redundancy, on-site Tier 1 & Tier 4-ready data centre, multi-purpose function hall and other facilities that are crucial to today’s business. Broadband redundancy is also available through the load balanced multi carriermulti gateway connections, which in the event that a connection from one carrier is disrupted, another carrier takes over giving uninterrupted broadband connectivity. i-City Plans to be the ideal business location for 6 industry clusters, namely Shared Services & Outsourcing, Biotechnology, Software Development, Media Hub, Islamic Financial Hub and Data Centre. Located in the city of Shah Alam, i-City is a one-of-a-kind theme-park where all the main attractions are made of plastic and millions of bright LED lights. Similar to Elmer Long’s

Bottle Tree Ranch, during the day, i-City’s artificial forest of maple and pine trees really comes to life at night. Made out of plastic and fitted with colorful LEDs, they put on a light show unlike any other. Inaugurated in early 2010, Shah Alam‘s i-City has already become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. From rows upon rows of LED-made Chinese lanterns, to LED peacocks, flamingos and LED cherry blossoms, i-City offers a variety of unique sights that are sure to amaze anyone who visits here. i-City has hosted various large-scale events and programmes, such as Malaysia’s Independence Day Celebration on 31 August and the Mid-Autumn Festival. During the 2010 World Cup, i-City also screened the matches live from Johannesburg on its 6.5m x 8.5m video wall, the largest video screen in Southeast Asia. It has also hosted MTV World Stage live in Malaysia July 201



ROW: Rabak On Weekend is jamming session Indie Band

video clip series that aired for free on Youtube pages. ROW video will be aired every week and there are 21 videos in the first season of this series. Bands involved like pattern, Nepotist, Kuka, Paint Bucket, Pipevolume, Grass By and noughty Little Lily. Do not forget to follow them in ROW:


Jamming Session

By Rabak On Weekend


Grass By

What started as casual jamming sessions among four secondary school friends ended up forming a band, Pipevolume, that is now widely known as a rising star in the Malaysian music scene. Although the band was formed in 2005, it was only in late 2006 when they caught the attention of the public through their participation in the hit TV show Blastoff. The year 2006 proved to be an exciting one for Pipevolume.

Grass By is a band that made ​​its debut from 2004 move around freely, or better known as an indie band. Group from Klang is made up of five young men of Syabear as a vocalist and bass player Acap as the drummer, Hafiz as the main guitarist & Steem as second guitarist. Work in terms of songwriting & arrangement of music arranged andcomposed by Grass Bythemselves. By putting music bergenre Retro Rock

Noughty Little Lily

Paint Bucket

Nougthy Little Lily started in 2004 after we moved on from Nepotist. The original line-up from the first album was me and my Brother Mono on bass. In 2009 we recruited Azeezul on drums who wasanother of my old mates from Nepotist .Nazar on lead guitar and vocals, and we have a new guitarist recently from SINOPSIS, Anuar .influences by The Beatles, The Who,The Kinks

They start jamming when were both studied at the Kuala Langat Community College. The two formed the band when they added former Emblank bassist Sharoll in 2006. In 2008, Mint and 2009 Ayie Xainan joined later replacing Sharoll. Paint Bucket 2011 consists of three blood brothers - Kurt Xainan on guitar and vocals, drummer Ayie Xainan, bassist Nain Xainan.


Paint Bucket are Malaysian Alternative Pop-grunge band from carnation consisted of Kurt Xainan and Hasnol Luciano met eac Langat Community College. The two formed the band when th In 2008, Mint and 2009 Ayie Xainan joined later replacing Sharo brothers - Kurt Xainan on guitar and vocals, drummer Ayie Xainan, bassist Nain Xainan.


Selangor, formed in 2005. Paint Bucket initial inch other while they were both studied at the Kuala hey added former Emblank bassist Sharoll in 2006. oll. Paint Bucket 2011 consists of three blood

............ Band info ............ Band Members : Kurt Xainan [vocals.guitar] Ayie Xainan [drums] Nain Xainan [bass]

Artist Name : Paint Bucket

Active Since : 07/05

Home Page :

Genres :

Alternative / Grunge / Pop



Top song list : “Glow in the Rain” “Spume of Spurge” “Saya sayang awak” “Lens Flare”

............ . . ALBUMS .......... 2005 2007 2008 2012

“The other side of the coin”. “Platinum Series”. “Lens Flare”. “Wasteland Fairytale”. CLOSEUP | 17

Statistics : National team

Khairul Fahmi


year apps goal 2010












Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (born 7

January 1989 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan), better known as Hap (Khairul Apek) and Malaysian Spider-Man, is a Malaysian goalkeeper[1] currently playing for Kelantan in Malaysia Super League[2] and the Malaysia national football team. He is also a member of Malaysia national squad, Malaysia U-23 squad, and former Malaysia U-20 squad. He has been branded a “thief � by Indonesian football supporters because he has a long reach to one meter, so a lot of rumors that the long hand is the nickname for a thief. However, Fahmi said he never thief. Khairul Fahmi is the fourth of five siblings. He received his early education at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Ketapang, Kota Bharu. Then he entered Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar, Johor Bahru. After that he furthered Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil (National Sports School).



Harimau Malaya Biodata Full Name :

Khairul Fahmi bin Che Mat He was active in sports and has represented the school since primary school. so wonder hat he coulde be one of the best player in 2010. On Indonesia, after 2nd leg of 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Final on December 29th, 2010, his long reach has been described as “anti-Fahmi” association from Indonesia because of the disparity in terms of reach between Fahmi and Markus Haris Maulana, Indonesian Goalkeeper, because Fahmi hold the penalty kick by Firman Utina, Indonesian striker. Fahmi’s reach is 100 centimeters and Markus’s reach is 75 centimeters. Two news agency, between (Indonesia) and Bernama (Malaysia), selected it as among the ASEAN’s danger goalkeeper of 2010. Khairul Fahmi made his debut against Oman on 3 September 2010 replacing Mohd Sharbinee Allawee Ramli during the second half. He kept a clean sheet for the entire second half after Malaysia conceding 3 goals in the first half of the match.

Date of birth : January 7, 1989

Place of birth :

Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia

Height :

1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Position :


Club :

Kelantan FA

International Career :

* 2010 Asian Games * 2011 Southeast Asian Games * Malaysia senior national team * AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 * AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 CLOSEUP | 19

It is art. But it can be vandalism




Graffiti is writing or drawing

with the use of aerosol spray and paints on surfaces that are open to the public eye like walls and pillars. In Malaysia graffiti art is an individual artist’s decorative expression of personal creativity on the medium of existing, archaic structures - one person’s personal manifestation of original, organic creations that adhere to a specific place in time for an undetermined duration. Some people consider it as an art that emphasizes dynamic youth but others regard it as a form of vandalism and thus, an illegal act. We have to report all

graffiti activity to the police. Many people see graffiti as an intriguing and sophisticated style of painting, but others resent it because some of the drawings are gross and imporer. In addition, graffiti practitioners often disregard people’s properties and owner’s rights. Graffiti is more of a modern era to show expressions and emotions by the artist. and that in view of their artworks, many explicit .. The only people who understand. And despite this graffiti mural @ is considered destructive, but art should be appreciated. every art should be appreciated. And do not be surprised if many of the artists

who are in the field of wall art Graffiti is also used by people in Roman times as shown dissatisfaction against their rule, evidence of a satire on the rule of painting on the walls of buildings. This painting was found in the ruins of Pompeii. While in Rome itself used as a propaganda tool to convert christian declared at that time prohibited the emperor But some among us that kind of support these activities .. especially among the less educated parents about the art and less concerned about their children’s interest


MALAYSIA “Burger Bakar” The existence of food producers who grow mushrooms after a rain like giving more choice to consumers both in terms of price, location or taste. Than ever, involved food sold at expensive restaurants is synonymous with prices reaching tens of dollars, but now the public is able to buy it at a price of RM10. Rawang Burger bakar (RBB) in particular, add to the diversity burger ‘street’ when starting to make baked or grilled as patties preparation techniques produce itself from frying method by most traders. Based in Section 4, Wangsa Maju, the existence of an indirect change RBB skeptical thinking about burgers fried just right, thereby producing healthier burgers to the public. After a year of operation, RBB currently has nearly 40 branches across the Peninsula does not include a few more that will open this month and next year. Founder, Mohd Fadzil Mohd Halime, 44, said the idea of ​​working on the roadside burger grilled arises when he was working as the manager of a leading cafe from CLOSEUP | 22



abroad since 1991 before resigning in 2009. “Rawang Burger Bakar” name is taken as the branding for this founding family originated from Bukit Rawang Jaya. The first stall in Rawang Burger Bakar opened on December 1, 2011 at the Arena Cafe Downtown Wangsa Maju Sec. 5. Rawalpindi recipes Burger Grill is produced by a combination of world-class chef At that time, he said, the majority of customers order burgers café as their evening meal.“Most restaurants include a cafe where I work when it sells burgers baked and not fried. This makes it much more expensive. “From there, I began to think to create a cheaper burger grilled and affordable only by all the street without having to visit the cafes or restaurants.

“But I never thought the public acceptance favorable up grilled burgers operators are also more and more,” he said. Recounting grilled burgers at the start of business at the end of November last year, Mohd Fadzil told, the capital for the first grilled burger stall in

Outburst like new phenomenon in Malaysia for burger lovers, grilled burgers that are sold on the streets now become part of the menu of choice among Malaysians especially for dinner.

Contact Infomation

Wangsa Maju not hit RM1, 000. He said he just bought a burger stall and used the grill for RM800 in addition to providing their own chicken and ground beef first before they are processed into burger meat pieces and burned. Following the discussion with his wife, Noor Arifah Ahmad, 37, they prove able to open and operate their own business although both have no family background or qualification in business education.


Fadzil Mohd Halime 019-348 2819



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