Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Proposal and Penang

Being rejected is hard and I not talking about love relationships here. One guy thinks that my proposal is not that interesting or that important. However, I feel otherwise and I am still trying to go ahead with it. So I tried to get through to a lady who may have a better opinion about my project but haven’t received any reply as yet. Here’s praying that I get the funding or our plans could go down the drain.

Anyway, I have to drive down to Penang sometime later this month. Have to meet up with some people and see how they are doing. I have only been there once and have no idea where to go first. Have to get Penangite Rajoo’s help to draw up a schedule. Don’t know whether I will have a chance to meet up with some of the bloggers out there.

I just realized one thing. Malaysia is among the few countries (maybe the one and only) where places can have more than one officially recognized name. Take for example, Pulau Pinang (in Malay) and Penang (the common English version). Melaka and Melacca. Alor Setar and Alor Star, Kota Bahru and Kota Baru. Can you name others?

4 comments:

Lucia Lai said...

but only pulau pinang and penang are different sounding... and that is because one is in bahasa and one in english. melaka/malacca sounds same but again one is in bahasa and one in english. whereas the others (alor setar/alor star, kota bahru/kota baru) are same sounding but only different spelling (old and new spelling perhaps).

if you want to talk about spelling, there are others like terengganu/trengganu, johor/johore.

btw adam, when are you coming to penang? if i'm free i might be able to meet you. drop me an email ok?

Adam said...

Hi Lucia, My trip will be in early week of June. Hope I can meet up with a few of you guys.

Shin said...

Yours is one of the 19 proposals to build the 2 "Integrated Resorts" in Marina Bay and Pulau Sentosa ? Heard that one company has missed the deadline, hope it's not yours, hehehe....

Pengkalan Weld and Weld Quay.
Pelabuhan Kelang and Port Klang.
Selat Tebrau and Johore Straits.
Bukit Antarabangsa and International Heights (KL).
Bukit Bendera and Penang Hill.
Bukit Larut and Maxwell Hill (Taiping).
Bukit Larangan and Fort Canning Hill (Sg).
Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Pekeliling and Circular Road (KL).
Jalan Tun Perak and Mounbatten Road (KL).
Jalan Hang Jebat and Davidson Road (KL).
Padang Tembak and Rifle Range (Pg).
Singapore / Singapura and Temasek.
Jakarta and Batavia.
Tokyo and Edo.
Guangzhou and Canton.
Timor Timur / East Timor and Timor Leste.
Tanjung and Georgetown.
Bagan and Butterworth.
Seri Setia and Sungei Way (PJ).
Seri Kembangan and Serdang.
Johor Bahru and Tanjong Puteri.
Batu Pahat and Bandar Penggaram.
Muar and Bandar Maharani.
Sungei Ujong and Seremban.
Kamunting and Klian Pauh.
Taiping and Larut.
Pulau Indah and Pulau Lumut (West Port)
Pulau Sentosa and Pulau Blakang Mati (Sg).
Putrajaya and Prang Besar...

and the can of worms,

Similan and Pulau Sembilan.
Turatao and Pulau Teratai.
Narathiwat and Menara.
Songkhla and Singgora.
Phuket and Bukit.
Satun and Setul.
Yala and Jala...

oh yeah, yang latest, Menara Telekom and Menara TM.

hahahaha :-)

Adam said...

No I am not involved in that project.
Wow! That is indeed a long list. The last one is the strangest. ;-)

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