Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The difference between School and Life

In School, You're Taught a lesson and Then given  a Test.

In Life, You're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Made Your Sticky Cake using Solar Power

Sticky cake is must have cuisine and praying menu during chinese new year. Made of glutinous rice flour and sugar and nicely wrapped with banana leaves  and put on gas stove to steam will take more than 5 hours to be served on dinning table.

Go green by eating free energy solar powered cooked sticky cake!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Reverse vending machine turns plastic bottles into subway credits-In Beijing

In Beijing, commuters offset public transportation costs by putting plastic bottles into a vending machine that gives subway credits for each bottle.

In the town next to mine, there’s a sign outside the municipal building that reads, “Recycling keeps your taxes down.” That’s true. If a town gets paid for the recyclables it picks up instead of having to pay to have recyclable items carted away with the regular trash, it does save the town money and the savings can be passed on to the residents.
I wonder how many people find that as an incentive. It’s not clear how much it saves on taxes. Without a concrete dollar amount, people who don’t already find it important to recycle may not see an unknown amount of money as an incentive.
That’s why I think a program that’s been started in China is brilliant. The capital city of Beijing is testing the program that encourages recycling and let's residents know the exact amount of savings at the moment they recycle. Reverse vending machines have been installed in some subway systems. When someone inserts an empty plastic bottle into the machine, he receives a credit on his subway card. The more plastic bottles inserted, the more credit received.

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5 Apples or Apple 5?

To ponder, 5 apples =RM2.00 and Apple 5= RM3,200?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Licence to build

APPROVAL WITHIN 2 MONTHS: First EEVs to be rolled out in two to three years, says Mustapa

Malaysia is set to announce the first licence to manufacture
energy-efficient vehicles (EEVs) under its revised automotive
blueprint in the next two months.

Under the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) unveiled on January 20, foreign companies are allowed to produce energy-efficient cars of any size without local partners.

Prior to this, they can produce vehicles of 1.8 litres and above on their own, while production of vehicles with smaller engine capacity must be undertaken with local partners.
“Since the announcement of the NAP, there have been numerous enquiries by major international automotive players,” said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between four local and foreign parties to develop electric
buses and lithium ion batteries, here, yesterday.

“We are in the process of approving the EEV licence and will announce it in two months.

The company can start production in two to three years.”

Malaysia aspires to become an export hub for EEVs, which include hybrids, electric vehicles (EV) and those fuelled by compressed
natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen and fuel cell.

The government has projected that about 85 per cent of vehicles produced in Malaysia by 2020 will be EEVs.

Mustapa said the country is moving forward in becoming a hub for EEVs to increase export receipts from the automotive sector.

In line with the goal, the Malaysia Automotive Institute yesterday sealed the MoU with ARCA Corp Sdn Bhd, AutoCRC Ltd and Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology to locally develop and manufacture electric buses, lithium ion batteries and a public transport information system.

The RM200 million deal over the next four years will see the research, development and commercialisation of the three areas.

The parties expect the first electric bus to roll out in the first quarter of next year. The bus will have a range of 200km and will initially be used in Putrajaya and Langkawi, and subsequently in Indonesia and China.

At the event, Mustapa also launched NAP’s six roadmaps. They are for automotive technology, automotive supply chain development,
automotive human capital development, automotive remanufacturing, automotive Bumiputera development and automotive authorised treatment facilities framework.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cooking using solar power : Fresh Barley drink with home grown sugar cane

Cooking using off grid solar power and homegrown sugar cane to make a fresh barley drink a wonderful drink for today!!