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Pahang-Delights Babbler , Issue #007 -- Royal Pahang Classic International Polo Championship
September 04, 2006
Pahang-Delights Babbler, Issue #007 – What’s new! September 4, 2006

Adventures and Pleasures in the state of Pahang, Malaysia

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Issue #007 – September 4, 2006

Welcome to the 7th issue of the Pahang-Delights Babbler.

I’ll try to shorten the babble where I can. But there’s too much delights, and so here goes...

Contents: -

  1. Royal Pahang Classic International Polo Championship
  2. Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge
  3. Fourth Informal Asean Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology
  4. Wedding of Siti Norhaliza
  5. Budget 2007 - East Coast Corridor and Halal Park
  6. New pahang-delights webpages in August 2006

1) Royal Pahang Classic International Polo Championship

Held in Pekan, Pahang, six teams -- the Royal Pahang Polo Club, Royal Selangor Polo Club, Singapore Polo Club, Thailand Polo, Ranhill and Cameron Highlands -- competed in the championship.

The Royal Pahang Polo Club (RPPC) were crowned champions when they overpowered Ranhill in the final held at the Royal Pahang Polo grounds in Pekan and rode away with the Sultan Ahmad Shah trophy. Thailand Polo finished third.

The championship was held to celebrate Royal Pahang Polo Club’s 80th anniversary. Just for information, HRH the Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, is the patron of RPPC, and the Tengku Mahkota, Tengku Abdullah, is the President of RPPC.

2) Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2006

As I mentioned in the last Pahang-Delights Babbler # 6, this year saw 120 participants from 13 countries set out in 40 boats out to sea off Rompin, Pahang.

The Hook On C Team, from Singapore, defended the championship it won last year, and received the RM9,000 first prize at the presentation held during the closing ceremony at Serai di Lanjut Beach & Golf Resort, Rompin.

Two other Singaporean teams, Tackleworld B and SML, came out second and third respectively.

In the individual category, the winners were Tan Chee Kiang (Tackleworld A), Cheng Hee Peng (SML) and Ho Hee Fong (Falcons), winning RM7,000, RM4,000 and RM2,000 respectively.

From the total of 436 catches, a total of 185 sailfishes were caught, and after recorded and tagged, they were released to the sea.

Besides Malaysia, the sailfish enthusiasts came from Singapore, Phillippines, Japan, China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Indonesia and France.

For next year, the organisers are targetting participation by more than 250 sailfish enthusiasts.

3) Fourth Informal Asean Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST)

Kuantan was honored to host the IAMMST which was held at the Hyatt Kuantan Resort. Besides Ministers from Asean countries, it was also attended by representatives of Asean's dialogue partners - China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The annual meeting is aimed at coordinating efforts of Asean ministers in expediting the implementation of the Asean Plan of Action on Science and Technology which had an initial deadline of 2015.

It is also to provide guidance, new ideas and commitments in improving collaboration in science and technology among member countries as well as with the grouping's dialogue partners.

4) The Wedding of the Year

So, after the akad nikah on the 21st of August, 2006, the ceremonial wedding of Siti Nurhaliza with Datuk Khalid Mohamed Jiwa (Datuk K) took place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC), on the 28th of August 2006, with glitter. It was attended by HRHs the Sultan of Pahang and the Sultan of Terengganu, and other dignitaries.

A survey by AGB Nielsen Media Research found that 6.307 million viewers watched the pop icon’s wedding live on TV3 that evening.

An evening wedding reception (kenduri) was also held at Siti's hometown of Kuala Lipis on the 3rd of September, 2006, and it was attended by more than 7,000 dignitaries, fans and townfolks.

I did say in the last e-zine that the town will be spruced up, right? I was on target, yes, some of the buildings there were re-painted, and banners on the wedding were everywhere. 28 tents were specially set up by the Kuala Lipis District Office at the District padang or field to cater for the guests. It was a really joyous occasion for the townfolks.

And it was reported that more than 60 cooks were involved in the preparation of the food. More than 600 kilograms of rice, 480 chickens, 480 kg of beef, 20 kg of cucumbers, 30 pineapples, 5 kg of carrots and 2 kg of green chillies, were used to prepare the "nasi minyak" - the main rice dish, and the rendang daging hitam, kurma ayam and acar rampai (mixed acar), the menu for the dinner occasion.

Well, we wish all the best to the newly weds.

5) Budget 2007 - East Coast Corridor and Halal Park

When YAB the Prime Minister announced Budget 2007 on 1st September 2006, there were two pieces of good news to Pahang folks.

One is the inclusion of Cherating in the East Coast Corridor, as part of Kemaman - Cherating development and upgrade stretch as a tourism belt.

Another announcement in the Budget 2007 relates to the setting up of a Halal Park at Gambang, near Kuantan.

So, we can look forward to exciting days ahead in Pahang.

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

#1) Nasi Kebuli - Recipe

Try the recipe on this famous Kuala Lipis dish here

#2) Siti Nurhaliza

Find out on this Temerloh-born but Kuala Lipis-resident diva of Pahang. Read here

#3) Siti Nurhaliza - Awards Received

Just be amazed by the number and variety of awards received by this songstress extraordinaire from Pahang. Read here

#4) Discover Taman Bandar a wonderful recreational park in Kuantan, where woodball is one of its attractions.

#5) And Taman Pertanian Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah in Kuantan, where one can learn on the plants and trees of Pahang.

Well, nothing's wrong with the weather in August 2006 -- it was its usual self in Pahang. It was sometimes hot during the day and sometimes rainy at night. Well, we should all enjoy ourselves whether it rains or shines.

So until next month, from me...

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

From : Mohd Yamin

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