Thursday, September 16, 2010

South Korea Daejeon Expo Park Hanbit Tower

Daejeon Hanbit Tower
This postcard was posted to me by my son. He was traveling in Daejeon, South Korea in August. Daejeon is located in the middle of South Korea. It's the fifth largest city of South Korea.

Postcard Daejeon Hanbit Tower
The building in the postcard is the Hanbit Tower in Daejeon Expo Park. According to my son, Hanbit Tower was constructed in 1993 during the Expo 93 which was held in Daejeon. Currently, the Expo Park had been turned into a must visit tourist site in Daejeon.

If you are traveling in Daejeon, remember to drop in the Expo Park to watch a variety of sophisticated buildings of South Korea.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Merlimau Polytechnic Of Malacca

Merlimau Polytechnic
Merlimau Polytechnic is located at Jalan Jasin, Merlimau. It's 2 km away from Merlimau town. This polytechnic was the 14th polytechnic which was established by the Ministry of Education.

Merlimau Polytechnic
Merlimau Polytechnic offers a variety of certificate and diploma programs. These programs include Hospitality, Commercial, General Studies, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Merlimau Polytechnic
Merlimau Polytechnic was one of the venues for the 13th Malaysia Games in June. Rugby and gymnastics events were held at Merlimau Polytechnic.

Merlimau Polytechnic
Same as other public institutions of higher learning in Malaysia, Merlimau Polytechnic provides appropriate facilities. Among the facilities are the halls, hotel, library, cafe, fitness centre, student dormitory.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Malacca Guimenguan (Gate Of Hell)

Malacca Guimenguan
Guimenguan (Lorong Jambatan) is an alley in Malacca. In Chinese, Guimenguan means Gate of Hell. It's a shortcut from Jalan Bunga Raya to Jalan Kampung Pantai. Not all Malacca people know that this short and narrow alley is Guimenguan.

Malacca Guimenguan
Although Guimenguan had experienced the vicissitudes, there are a few stores still operating. This is a granny supplies store. Cake molds and lacquered bamboo baskets are hanged in front of the store. Many age-old goods are sold here.

Malacca Lorong Jambatan
New Wah Nam is another store in Guimenguan. It specializes in glass framing, cutting coloured glass and designing glass shop sign.

Malacca Jambatan Kampung Jawa
The above photo is Jambatan Kampung Jawa which links Jalan Jawa and Guimenguan. If you are going to Jalan Kampung Pantai from Jalan Bunga Raya, you have to turn into Jalan Jawa and cross Jambatan Kampung Jawa.

In the old times, the river bank nearby Jalan Kampung Pantai was a busy pier. The immigrants from China mostly were settled there. They went over to Jalan Jawa to enjoy themselves during their leisure time.

Malacca Jalan Jawa
At that time, there were many brothels, opium dens and gambling outlets along Jalan Jawa. Those drug addicts, disappointed gamblers and patients suffering from venereal disease committed suicide by jumping into Malacca River from Jambatan Kampung Jawa. That's why the bridge is also known as "Nai He Qiao" which means "The Entrance to Hell".

In July of Lunar calendar (Month of Ghost), dropped by Malacca Guimenguan to look back the history of Malacca.

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