Do These 3 Things When You Want to Shop for Furniture Online in Malaysia

Fancy showrooms or elaborate catalogues may seem like a good choice for people who are looking for furniture. Shopping for new pieces is one of the most pleasurable parts of buying or moving into a new condo or apartment. People expect to pay exorbitant amounts for high quality wood furniture. However, this is far from true. It is possible to procure elegant and sophisticated pieces without spending a fortune on it.

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Here are a few expert tips:

 

  1. Look for unique pieces online – good quality wooden furniture is timeless, but it doesn’t always have to be customized. You can find great home furniture by browsing shopping sites or catalogues online. You can filter your searches based on the style, colour, or price point that you prefer. When you shop for furniture online in Malaysia, you get the convenience of paying by credit card and having the items shipped directly to your doorstep. Plus, you can do it any time of the day or night!

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Image result for Go to flea markets or garage sales – an old piece can be given a new twist. Some people have turned an old carriage wheel or tree stump into into an elegant corner or side table. There is no limit what a person can create with a vivid imagination and an eye for style. You can have the modifications made or you can have a go at it yourself. The end product will surely be to your liking. Additionally, since you made it yourself, the more reason to proudly display it at home.

 

 

  1. Go to flea markets or garage sales – an old piece can be given a new twist. Some people have turned an old carriage wheel or tree stump into into an elegant corner or side table. There is no limit what a person can create with a vivid imagination and an eye for style. You can have the modifications made or you can have a go at it yourself. The end product will surely be to your liking. Additionally, since you made it yourself, the more reason to proudly display it at home.

 

  1. Get a dealer – there are bargain hunters as well as collectors who shop for other people’s requested pieces. They normally go around and call people who are known to have collections of say, wooden frames or period furniture which they are willing to sell. Just let them know exactly what you need and how much your working budget is.

Shopping for furniture need not take up a lot of your time. The convenience of online shopping has simplified this task and made it even more economical.

Target that Promotion with these Tips

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“I want to have a career that evolves as I go on,” said Ed Sheeran.  A job in Ipoh is a great starting point for a blossoming career. However, like the pop star, we all want our careers to grow and prosper, especially if we are to begin a profession in one of the country’s largest cities. How do we do this? We list down tips below on how you can impress your bosses and get that promotion you deserve.how-to-free-our-mind-from-mental-chatter

  1. Stop the chatter. Office gossip, especially in a big company, cannot be avoided. As much as possible, stay away from gossip mongers. If it cannot be avoided when you hear other workmates talking about colleagues and your boss, stay neutral. Do not feed off gossip and do not help spread stories whether it be true or not. Remember that gossip hurts two people, the one who is being talked about, and the one who is doing the talking.humility
  2. Praise others and show humility. Win over colleagues by genuinely complimenting them on their work. Not only will you be making new friends, you can also ask them for help for future tasks that you have problems with. They will be reliable officemates whose work you have seen, so you can trust that they will do a good job with you. If another officemate sings your work praises, say thank you and stay humble. People in your office can be your contacts for an expanding network, so it is best to not burn bridges and keep a positive outlook.418259440_640
  3. Do more than is expected of you Pitch in ideas and participate in tasks that you enjoy even though these do not cover your job description. This will impress the bosses, prove that you value your job and show that you are capable of doing other things than you are regularly responsible for. This will also show the bosses your potentials as well as your talents.learn_more
  4. Continue on learning Browse online articles, watch videos, and even sign up for short term courses that you feel are related to your chosen career. If you have the time, you may even apply for a Masters degree, and if you are lucky your company might even have a scholarship program.top-tips-to-further-improve-your-leadership-skills
  5. Show off those leadership skills. The best way to progress with your career and get a promotion is to demonstrate that you can be a good leader. Initiate projects, share your knowledge, and do not hesitate to take the lead in certain tasks. Show the bosses that you are a responsible individual who they can trust to leave the operations of the company to.

As you apply these tips to your work life, remember that it is always up to you to achieve the success that you would want to have. We wish you luck in a scoring that big promotion.

What You Need To Know Before Getting A Botox

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Botox is used as a cosmetic treatment to banish wrinkles and sagging facial muscles.  The compound is administered to the target area by injecting with a very fine needle.  The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes and the patient can easily go back to his normal routine immediately after.  Usually, the effect begins to become visible within three days and the client enjoys a wrinkle-free face in a span of three to four months.  As a therapeutic drug, it is used to treat chronic migraine and a host of other muscle control disorders.

It being a neurotoxin, or a poisonous substance targeting the nervous system, means that it may cause adverse reactions from the body.  In spite of this, allergy testing is not regularly done on patients before the substance is injected into their system.

To be on the safe side, here is a list of the most common Botox side effects experienced by patients.  Although these are considered regular occurrences among most people who have had Botox, patients are still strongly encouraged to seek a doctor’s opinion at the first sign of a negative reaction.  Each person has a unique capacity to withstand irritants and allergens and this is something you do not explore on your own.blepharoplasty-droopy-eyelids

  1. Droopy eyelids.

This can be very uncomfortable and may take four to six weeks before the eyes start looking better.blurred-vision

  1. Blurry vision.

If the patient has always had perfect vision, this side effect might scare her.  You should start seeing clearly within five weeks after the procedure.open-uri20130310-19097-frsq93

  1. Bruising and swelling.

The area where the Botox was injected would normally exhibit redness and blotching.  This may be the most common of all side effects and should be gone in a day or two.little-girl-staring-at-plate-with-sandwich

  1. Nausea and loss of appetite.

This is a pretty complicated reaction and one that needs your doctor’s immediate attention.  Do not wait until you’re too weak to seek medical advice.

The reactions are not limited to these four although these are considered to be the most common.  A Botox side effect is not to be taken lightly as the drug can directly affect the nervous system.  If this is your first time to try Botox, it is best that you have it done by a doctor you are familiar with.

4 Things you can do to beat the traffic this Merdeka Day

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Commuting through public transportation is exhausting especially under the blazing heat of the sun and the unbearably heavy traffic. There is one thing worse than commuting, though, and that is commuting during a national holiday. In case you can’t help but go from one place to another despite the increase in the volume of people on the streets, here are some tips you can do to at least make your travel a bit more bearable

 

  • Know the KTM Timetable and the ETS Schedule by heart

In their website (www.kltransit.my), you’ll find notices, timetables, train ticket bookings, and other alternative mode of transportation you can take. If you really must travel on the Merdeka Day Parade, make sure to know the KTM timetable, parade route and steer clear of those routes as much as you can.

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  • Use technology to your advantage

There are a lot of apps that would make your commuting life so much better. Google Maps can show you real-time traffic advisory and route information. Waze uses your GPS location to accurately tell you how to navigate the road with real-time updates on traffic jams, accidents and road blocks. It may even be wise to hail an Uber or Grab taxis if you’re carpooling with friends to save time and avoid paying the price for parking.

 

  • Don’t be afraid to take the longer roadIf you are in your car and you happen to encounter a traffic jam that looks like it will not end anytime soon, you should consider going the long way. This might seem like a bad idea at first, but consider this: more people always want to take the nearest route, so you have a higher chance of smooth driving along emptier roads using the longer route.

 

  • Make sure that you are safe on the road

This may not seem like traffic advice, but hear us out: if you are safe on the road, nothing much will hinder your travel. On the other hand, if you got into an accident, this will only be an inconvenience to you, but also to a lot of other motorists. Which is why before you should make sure that your vehicle is in good condition and your tank is full before you take on the road.

Public transportation is a huge help in lessening the heavy traffic on the roads. Even if you own a car, schedule days where you could take the KTM or ETS trains. Chances are, you will spend less, and your day will have a bit of adventure in it.

What’s In: Top 5 Tips to Achieve that Beach Bod Look Effectively

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What can you give to have that sexy beach body look? There’s no magic potions, pills, or food that will solely make you slim and fit overnight. Such body goal is intensively done on several weeks, days, and pounds to reduce your weight from 150 to 70 kilograms. It’s a matter of balanced diet, exercise, and 2 doses of perseverance and discipline.

If you want to start it by going to your nearest gym, here are some reminders to take note of:

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Before Workouts:

–           What You Should Eat

Fitness is not achieved overnight and by just exercising the whole day. The foods that you eat are important factors too in order to obtain your ideal weight. Athletes who eat slow-digesting carbs like whole grain for breakfast have lesser insulin levels allowing them to gain more endurance and burn fat easily. Therefore, before heading to the gym, make sure to grab any of these slow-digesting carbs such as sweet potatoes, fruit, oatmeal, and whole-wheat bread.

 

–           What You Shouldn’t Eat

In addition, if there are foods that you should eat, then there are also those who fall under the ‘avoid’ category. Don’t eat high-fat meals at most 4 hours before workouts. High-fat meals block nitric oxide—a special gas that helps in dilating the blood vessels, hence it allows more blood to flow to the circulation and makes the muscles contract.

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During Workouts:

–           Don’t Over-exercise

A workout is different from a proper workout. You don’t just go to the gym and lift anything that you want. Fitness is achieved with strategy. In exercising, you must know your strengths, limitations, expectations, and your goals. They will serve as your guide on how to exercise effectively. For instance, training with heavy weights is absolutely great to condition your strength and mass. But too much heavy weight training can cause muscle tear and hinder muscle growth. It’s recommended to keep your heavy-weight-higher-reps exercises not more than 8 weeks, then change it to lighter-weight-higher-reps routines to keep your muscles unpressured.

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After Workouts:

–           Grab a Protein Shake

People who drink protein powders rich in casein and whey after workouts for 10 consistent weeks are reported to have increased muscle mass than those who don’t.

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– Do some stretching

Studies showed that people who stretch after workouts were more flexible than when they do it beforehand.

 

Most importantly, love what you do and do it for yourself. Keep in mind that you want to be slim because you want to feel better with yourself. Prove that you could live fit and healthy!

 

Exciting Things To Do And Places To Stay At In Port Dickson

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Finally, the annual leave you have been haggling with a co-worker for has been approved. From then on, you can no longer wait for that week-long getaway in Port Dickson to come. In fact, you wished you could fast-forward time so you could rush home to pack up. But before you throw your things in your suitcase, make sure that your itinerary is ready for a smooth-sailing trip. And you may also want to consider finding a place to stay at near those places you want to visit. That way, transportation will not be an issue, saving those fares for something else.

 

Here are some of the exciting places to go in Port Dickson as well as nearby hotels or inns you can spend the night at.

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Ostrich Farm  

 

If you are traveling with kids, this tourist attraction should be on your list. The kids will surely have fun feeding those giant birds. You can even let your youngsters ride on them for a more unforgettable experience. Aside from ostriches, there are also other animals in the farm that your children can enjoy watching. The ostrich farm is just a few steps away from the Ancasa Residences, a 4-star apartment with outdoor pool and a full-service spa, where you can wrap your day up.

 

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This beach that takes pride with its white sand and clean shoreline will take your breath away. This is indeed a perfect escape from the city life. Its scenic view will take you away from the stressful thoughts of deadlines, monthly meetings, and other work-related loads. Along this beach is the Bayu Beach Resort, a budget accommodation with swimming pool, restaurants, sauna and gym.

The Avillion Port Dickson was modelled to evoke the feel of a Malay fishing village and that homeliness coupled with modern facilities is what keeps guests coming back.
The Avillion Port Dickson was modelled to evoke the feel of a Malay fishing village and that homeliness coupled with modern facilities is what keeps guests coming back.

Avillion Village Resort  

 

Avillion Village Resort is an accommodation and an attraction in one. You can get a glimpse of the Malaysian culture with traditional musical instruments and stuff in the place. If a water chalet in Port Dickson would please your eyes and if its Old World ambiance relaxes your other senses, you are in the right place.

 

Now that you have a sneak peek at what Port Dickson has in store for you, prepare yourself for an adventure that you will never forget.

A Short Guide To Kuala Lumpur For First Timers

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Are you coming to Kuala Lumpur for the first time and unsure what to do? If you’re wondering whether you should bring your jacket (hint: you should), where to stay or how to get around, here’s a short guide on what to do in Kuala Lumpur.

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Accommodation

 

There are plenty of places to stay in the middle of the city. Rooms are also generally available all year round even if you’re late on your Kuala Lumpur accommodation booking. If you’re looking for more upscale places, there are hotels or service apartments to cater for your needs. If you’re on a budget, look for budget or boutique hotels. AirBnB is also starting to grow in Kuala Lumpur if you prefer staying in a more cosy place.

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Travelling around Kuala Lumpur

 

To get around, you will have plenty of options. Kuala Lumpur used to have the reputation of having the worst taxis in the world. But you don’t have to worry about being conned if you know your options.

 

Ride services like Uber and Grabtaxi are available in Kuala Lumpur. Just download the app, enter your destination and choose your preferred ride. The economy option is usually good enough, but luxury cars are available if you feel like travelling in style. They’re also easy to get even after midnight. Even better, there’s no surcharge for booking one after midnight.

 

Alternatively, you can also use the trains. Within Kuala Lumpur, the trains will be connected to main areas like KLCC, and if it doesn’t stop directly at your destination, it will be a short walk.

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Food

 

The food is aplenty here. Malaysia is well known for its street food, which is a mix of the many cultures there. If you’re adventurous, try to ask the locals where are the best street foods, or look online. Plenty of foodies have created blogs dedicated to just certain types of food.

 

Food is also generally clean and safe to eat. Just be careful if you’re not used to spicy food! Most food in Malaysia has chili in it, so check before ordering.

 

It is also cheap, so you won’t break your budget eating out.

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Weather

 

The temperature is hot and humid here, but most buildings will be air-conditioned, so don’t be surprised that you’ll need to wear a jacket indoors.

 

If you plan to walk around Kuala Lumpur, just make sure to dress comfortably and bring sunscreen.

 

Rain gets pretty heavy here, and there will be some thunderstorms, but that’s a given in the tropics. If it does rain, it usually last about 3 to 4 hours, mostly in the late afternoon to evening.

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Language and Culture

 

Most urban Malaysians can speak English, so you don’t have to worry about learning the language. But knowing basic Malay phrases like thank you (terima kasih) and sorry (maaf) will go a long way.

 

Malaysians are also generally easygoing, friendly and helpful by nature, so most of us will be receptive if you want to ask directions or just questions in general.

 

So don’t be intimidated if you’re new. Kuala Lumpur’s a welcoming city.

How to Tour Malaysia on a Budget

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Malaysia is one of the best places in Asia to travel for people on a budget. The locals are very friendly, the sights are breathtaking, and the cities are vibrant and full of life.

After you’ve had your fill of these places, you can enjoy lush rainforests, jungles filled with trees and wildlife, the most beautiful islands, and the best beaches in the world. One of the most intriguing features of Malaysia is its cultural ethnicity. There are three major groups of living here. These are the Chinese, the Indians, and the Malays.

Malaysia_Lanterns_620With the diversity of travel destination found in his country, travellers have a lot of flexibility in choosing the type of the trip and activities they want to do. They can partake of the most delectable Malaysian cuisine or visit the majestic mosques and temples.

If you plan to travel to SouthEast Asia, it would be fun if you include Malaysia to your itinerary. If you are on a budget, here are some things that you need to know to get the best travel options in Malaysia:

Peak season is between May and September. Setting your accommodations and flight tickets before the season starts is imperative. If you can, you must also book your reservations to travel spots you want to go to.

Malaysia is one of the cheapest travel destinations in Asia. It is paramount to spend your money only on necessary things if you are on a budget. Staying in practical accommodations is one of the best ways to travel for the budget-conscious.

Hostels provide comfortable sleeping quarters. Some of these offer three-star features bur are a lot cheaper. Dorm type lodging in hostels cost about MYR 40 while a private room costs about MYR 80.

4298011A hotel in Petaling Jaya is your practical choice because of its proximity to the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Dining in Malaysia is an experience in itself. There are a lot of cross-cultural cuisines here. Influences from India, China, Thailand, and Malay cuisine are dominant in the food scene. Malaysian is known for its array of curries, bread, and grilled food.

La+Pergola+RestaurantYou can dine at fancy restaurants if you choose. But for those on a budget, you can go to hawker stalls and markets to get your fill. Travellers will not go hungry in Malaysia since street food is always a good option. You will not spend so much, and you get a taste of Malaysian home cooking.

Touring Malaysia need not break the bank. If you know where to stay or eat, you are going to save some real cash which you can spend on the sights you want to see. This way, you can enjoy all the great spots Malaysia without worrying too much about the cost.

Moisture Is Key: Top 5 Things You Need In Your Beauty Regimen

Every once in a while, you may find yourself stressed out with everything that is happening in your life. Be it school, work, or household chores, these small worries can pile up and eventually take its toll on your appearance. Fortunately, there is one simple secret to looking young and healthy: moisturizing.

Sure, eating a balanced diet and exercise can create wonders on your body, but maintaining a beauty regimen that focuses on keeping your body well-moisturized will give you a unique glow. To achieve this, here are the top 5 things you need to have at hand.

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  1. Lipbalm for your Lips

Caring for your lips is one of the easiest ways to make small yet significant changes in your appearance. Make sure to have a lip balm in handy, regardless of the weather. You can also use a moisturizing lipstick, but lip balms are the way to go if you are often in a hurry to do your daily chores. Bonus tip: lightly brush your lips with a toothbrush to remove dead skin cells after brushing your teeth in the morning.

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  1. Night Cream for your Eyes

 Some people tend to forget that the eyes are indeed the ‘windows to the soul’, and that they require proper moisturizing as well. Use eye cream before going to bed, and you will notice that you look less tired and drained the morning after. Bonus tip: after drinking tea, take the used tea bag, pat it try, and put it on your eyes to reduce soreness.

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  1. Protection for your Face

For your face, use a moisturizing cream that also provides protection from the sun. The skin on your face is very susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, so moisturizing it alone is not enough. Bonus tip: if you could find the time, use moisturizing face masks at least once a week.

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  1. Treatment for your Hair

Here is a quick course to hair care: shampoo is for cleaning, conditioner is for moisturizing. Both helps to keep your tresses healthy, but adding moisture to your hair will make it vibrant. Get a hair treatment cream from the store, or make your own. Hot oil treatments can be made at home: take about a spoonful or two of coconut oil, heat it for a few seconds on the stove, massage it into your hair and scalp, then cover it with a towel or shower cap. Rinse it thoroughly after about 15 minutes, and you will get a well-moisturized hair. Bonus tip: add some fragrance by adding a few drops of vanilla or other essential oils to the treatment.

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  1. Body Lotion for your Skin

Body care products are readily available in stores, so you should have no excuse to have a body lotion at all times. Choose a body lotion that feels light on the skin to keep you feeling fresh even on hot days. Like the face cream, the body lotion should also provide protection from UV rays. This means that the lotion should at least have an SPF 30 rating. Apply it on your skin after every shower, and throughout the day if necessary. Bonus tip: use an empty container (like the small jar for your eye cream), fill it with your lotion, and use it as a body lotion/hand cream throughout the day.

 

Aside from the tips above, keeping a happy outlook in life will make you avoid looking dull and dry. Remember to always moisturize and you will see that you will radiate beauty even more.

 

Where to Take Your Kids for Family Fun This Merdeka Day

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Merdeka day is one of the most celebrated holidays in Malaysia because it marks the total independence of the country from the British Empire.

 

This is a momentous day for all Malaysians and deserves to be celebrated, and this is usually the day when families go out and have to enjoy the spirit of Merdeka. There are many family friendly attractions in Kuala Lumpur that will surely provide an all-in-one fun experience to every member of the family especially to the kids.

 

Theme parks in Malaysia are the best places to visit during this holiday, for that quick family bonding fix. Two of the most popular and most accessible theme parks in Kuala Lumpur are the places to be for families this Merdeka Day, and they are Sunway Lagoon and Berjaya Theme Park.

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Sunway Lagoon in Selangor

 

This theme park is one of Malaysia’s multi-awarded attractions due to its awe-inspiring number of rides which is now at over 80. One of the most famous rides that this theme park has is the 360-degrees rotation pirate ship which will satisfy the need for an adrenaline pumping fun of your kids. Aside from that, there are so much more in store in this theme park than you’d expect.
What to do:

  • Ride their 360-degrees Rotation Pirate Ship.
  • Explore, have fun and learn about exotic animals and the wildlife in their Wildlife Park.
  • Enjoy surfing as you catch the waves of their man-made surf beaches inspired by the waters of Africa. Their man-made beach is over 13,000 square meters big, offering tons of water activities and sports, perfect for everyone in the family.
  • Have fun hunting for and running away from Zombies with their “Scream Park.”
  • Let your kids play with other kids and explore their creativity and imagination with Sunway Lagoon’s Captain Kid’s Candyland playgrounds.

 

If you think the outdoors would be the perfect place for your family to bond and enjoy Merdeka Day, Sunway Lagoon should be on top of your list.

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Berjaya Times Square Theme Park 

 

Contrary to the outdoor driven nature of Sunway Lagoon, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is otherwise.  This place offers an all in one playground for kids that will surely satisfy their thirst for fun and adventure.  Their attractions include the following:

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Fantasy Garden 

 

This is a very child-friendly attraction that is suitable for pre-schoolers and toddlers. It has rides that are safe for kids but are fun enough to keep them active:

  • Botanic Drive
  • Buddy-Go-Round
  • Crazy Bus
  • Fantasy Trail
  • Flying Bumble Bee
  • Honey Bump
  • Kid’s Theatre
  • Molly’s cool Swing

 

Galaxy Station 

 

On the other hand, while you leave your kids to have some child-friendly fun in the Fantasy Garden, you can head on to Galaxy Station if you seek for thrills that will give your adrenaline a boost.  The Galaxy Station offers adrenaline pumping rides that are Galaxy themed:

  • Dizzy Izzy
  • DNA Mixer
  • Oort’s Express
  • Robo Crash
  • Spinning Orbit
  • Supersonic Odyssey

 

If you’d prefer to have an indoor attraction without going far away from the city, Berjaya Times Square Theme park is the place to be.

 

Merdeka Day is more than just a commemoration of the independence of Malaysia, but also, it’s a day for friends and family to bond and enjoy the essence of freedom brought about by this national holiday. What better way to enjoy freedom than to live free and enjoy the rides offered by these awesome theme park in Malaysia.