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Pahang-Delights Babbler, Issue #006 – What’s new! August 4, 2006

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Issue #006 – August 4, 2006

Welcome to the 6th issue of the Pahang-Delights Babbler.

I’ll try to shorten the babble where I can. And so here goes...

Contents: -

  1. Kuala Pahang Fishing Competition
  2. Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2006
  3. Tragic News - passing away of a Pahang royal princess
  4. Wedding date of Siti Norhaliza
  5. New pahang-delights webpages in July 2006

1) GP Joran 2006 at Kuala Pahang

Well, more than 15,000 people came to watch the 3rd round of the Malaysian GP Joran (Fishing Competition) held at Kuala Pahang, Pekan on the 15-16 July 2006.

The carnival offerred a total of RM37,100 as cash prizes. The prizes to the winners of the two categories of competition, namely the beach (coastal) fishing and deep fishing, were presented on the 16th July 2006 by YB Datuk Ishak Muhamad, Pahang state Exco member.

More than 400 fishing enthusiasts took part in the Deep Sea Fishing category. Mohamamad Sidek Wok, of Pahang, won the overall GP first prize of RM10,000 with a haul of a rayfish weighing 28.44 kilogram. Second was Ishak Mohd Shim from Kuala Lumpur, and Jamzuri Jamaludin from Batu Pahat, Johor, was third.

For the beach category, all first three winners were from Pahang. Mohammad Isham Abd Ghani pulled up a rayfish weighing 11.00 kilogram to take the 1st prize of RM8,000. Second was Sujono Kasman while Mohd Azuki Mohd Shariff came out third. A total of 86.92 kilograms of fishes were hauled in the beach competition.

The next (4th) round of the Malaysian GP Joran 2006, organised by Berita Harian, will be held at the LKIM Pengkalan Petah jetty, for fishing in the seas off Bachok and Pasir Puteh in Kelantan on the 18th and 19th August 2006.

2) Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2006

Well, it has started. Today, the 4th August 2006 is the checking in for those registered, and participants will go out to sea on the 5th and come back on Sunday, 6th August 2006.

This year, the third time the popular RPBIC 2006 is being held, will see 120 participants from 13 countries with 40 boats out to sea to catch the indefatigable sailfishes or billfishes in the sea off Rompin, Pahang. It's the annual season for the billfishes to travel through the area.

In conjunction with the RPBIC a beach category for coastal fishing will also be held on 6th August, 2006.

3) Tragic News

The whole of Pahang was saddened by the tragic demise on 24th July 2006 of Tengku Datuk Puteri Kamariah Sultan Abu Bakar, 64, the half-sister of HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah. She was buried at the royal cemetery in Pekan the next day. May the blessings of Allah be upon her and may her soul rest in peace.

4) The Long Awaited Wedding News

No doubt, Kuala Lipis is bound for excitement and splendor in the months of August and September 2006. When you come to Kuala Lipis this month (August), expect changes and new coat of colors for a few of its buildings. Why? It's preparation for the wedding of its famous daughter, Siti Nurhaliza, the Malaysian diva.

This most popular Malaysian singing songstress for more than a decade has decided to get herself wedded - with Datuk Mohd Khalid Jiwa, a prominent businessman. She made the announcement to the press (and it was telecasted live on tv by RTM) on the 17th July 2006, at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

The formal engagement and akad nikah (wedding solemnisation) will both be held on the 21st of August 2006 at the Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur. The wedding ceremony at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) will be held on the 28th August 2006. Dignitaries including royalties will be present.

And a special wedding ceremony will also be held on the 3rd September 2006 in Kuala Lipis. Ah, that's why I'm sure Kuala Lipis town will have a new coat of paint for some of its buildings.

Well, it should be so, right, because it's perhaps a once in a lifetime event for the town folks - to ensure a glamorous wedding fit for a Malaysian songstress extraordinaire.

So let's all wish the wedded couple with blessings of a happy family life.

And by the way, if you're going to Kuala Lipis, don't forget to try Nasi Kebuli , the savory traditional rice dish of the town.

4) The new Pahang-Delights web pages for the month of July 2006 are as follows: -

#1) Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak.

Try the recipe on this famous Temerloh dish here

#2) Pelamin (Wedding Dais)

A traditional Malay wedding must culminate in a bersanding ceremony and the event takes place on the pelamin. Read here

#3) Pahang Travel Facts, Tips and Tools

Some facts, tips and tools for the visitor to Pahang Read here

#4) Getting to Malaysia.

Short notes on getting to Malaysia and Pahang

#5) Brief description of the geography and climate of Malaysia

#6) Simple Bahasa Malaysia to get by in Malaysia and Pahang

#7) Useful Contacts in Pahang

#8) Dressing etiquette at some locations

Well, the weather was its usual self in Pahang. Somedays it was so hot you felt baked, and somedays it rained cats and dogs. Well, we should all enjoy ourselves whether it rains or shines.

God's perfect gift to the world - infinite variety in the weather.

So until next month, from me...

Terima kasih (thank you) and ... Selamat Datang (Welcome)

From : Mohd Yamin

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