Penang Hill

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera in Malay) is located on the island of Penang, within the area called Air Itam. It is about 6 km (3.7 miles) from Georgetown (Penang city). Despite the first impression one might have of Georgetown as a busy place, it is a town of leisure beneath is façade. People who live here enjoy their city and island. They frequent the parks and garden, take trips around the island and visit the many temples. Penang Hill is one of their favorite spots. As far back as 1897, people were struck by the scenic beauty and “the desirability of Penang Hill as a health resort”.

There was only one problem: getting there. Someone finally came up with the idea of building a railway to the summit. After years of labor, the line was completed. Two passenger cars mounted on tracks were attached to a thick cable, which passed through pulleys. Steam power was ruled out in favour of a Pelton wheel, propelled by water power. “An ingenious method” was the remark at the time. Everyone waited the day when the rail cars would start rolling. Unfortunately, when the day finally arrives, the water wheels failed to even spin. But, no worry, it is working well nowadays as government even made a renovation and renewed the trains. The total journey to the top of the hill takes around twenty minutes and the train may stop at other intermediate station upon request. For those that love relaxing vacation, you may book a hotel on the hill and stay for two or three days, enjoy a night view on top of the hill. It will be an excellent vacation you ever have!

Lamborghini

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. It is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary brand division Audi. I believe everybody have heard about this brand and many people dream about having a Lamborghini. Unfortunately they are very expensive and not many people can afford owning one.

Ferruccio Lamborghini founded this company in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. It grew rapidly during the first decade but sales plunged in the wake of the worldwide financial downturn and the oil crises. The ownership changed three times after 1973 and it includes bankruptcy in 1978.

Automobile Lamborghini S.p.A. controls Volkswagen group Italia S.p.A., MML S.p.A, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Italdesign Guidaro S.p.A.

Through its history it envisioned and presented variety of concept cars. Beginning in 1963 with 350GTV – the very first Lamborghini prototype. It had many famous muddles such as 1974 Bravo, 1980 Athon and many others.

The ost important markets in 2004 for Lamborghini’s sports cars are the United States with 41% of the total sales. Next is Germany with 13%, then Great Britain with 9% and Japan with 8%. Prior to the launch of the Gallardo in 2003, Lamborghini produced approximately 400 vehicles per year; in 2011 Lamborghini produced 1,711 vehicles.

Awesome Porsche

May 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE orshort as Porsche is a German holding with investments in automotive industry. This company is headquartered in Zuffenhausen which is a city district in Stuttgart and is owned by the Piech and Porsche families. It was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche.

One of the first assignments this company received was from the government to design a car for the people that is a “Volkswagen”. This resulted in one of the most successful car designs of all time – Volkswagen Beetle. During World War II Volkswagen production turned to the military version of Volkswagen Beetle. Porsche produced several designs for heavy tanks but they lost to Henschel & Son in both contracts which led to the Tiger I and Tiger II. After the war, in 1945, Ferdinand lost his position as Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen and instead of him, Ivan Hrist was put in charge of the factory. He was a British Army Major. The relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen was always close and on 5th July 2012, Volkswagen AG announced a deal with Porsche resulting in Volkswagen’s full ownership n 1st August the same year. Volkswagen AG paid Porsche shareholders 5.61 bilion for the remaining 50.1% it did not own. This deal was classified as restructuring and not as take over which is not allowed.

Their logo was based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s state of Wurttemberg of Weimar Germany, which had Stuttgart as capital city.

 

Top places to visit in Asia

March 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of traveler addicts have been fascinated by some places in Asia. There are a lot of beautiful places that will leave you speechless.  If you want to visit a place in Asia but you don’t know which one would to visit, here is a list that hopefully will help you choose the right one for you.

  1. Bali, Indonesia. Often praised as one of the world’s best islands. This province of Indonesia has become a haven for tourists on Asian vacations.
  2. Sri Lanka. It is also called “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean” because of its natural beauty. This island-country contains tropical forests, diverse landscapes and lush wildlife. The beaches are justifiably famous, with shorelines dotted with charming beach houses and groves of fragrant bamboo, and plenty of places for quiet relaxation.
  3. Chiang Mail, Thailand. Also called the “Rose of the North” is known for its incredible landscapes and welcoming hospitality.
  4. The Great Wall of China. I believe everyone has heard of it and there is no need for additional explanation.
  5. The Taj Mahal. Also known as “the Taj” is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  6. Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. According to Fortune magazine and CNN Abu Dhabi was the richest city in the world in 2007.

Smart technologies

January 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Smart technologies are getting more and more involved in our lives. Starting from smart phones, to smart cars, smart TV even smart toothbrush! If there was only a product that could make Smart people that would be great and it would probably sell more than all these other smart products together. Unfortunately there is not. Smart is short for Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation.

Popular Smart products:

1. Smart phone. Definitely first on the list. It has a lot of features and that is why it is the most popular smart product

2. Smart TV. It is sometimes referred to as connected TV or hybrid TV. It describes a trend of integration of the Internet and Web 2.0 features into television sets and set-top boxes, as well as the technological convergence between computers and television sets and set-top boxes.

3. Smart car. The design concept for smart cars began in the late 1980s. After a period of backing by Volkswagen, the first model was finally launched by in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original design, called the Fortwo, now in its second generation and available as an electric version.

4. Smart bike. Have you ever wondered how smart a bike could be? The smart bike is also known as e-bike. You can charge it and travel 100 kilometers with one battery charge! There is a holder for your smart phone as well, so if you have a map on your phone to follow, you can put it there and it makes it easier.

Is travelling by plane good and safe or not?

January 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of people are afraid when it comes to travelling by plane, especially the older ones. They are skeptical that travelling by plane is safe, but is there reason to be afraid or not? Here are some reasons that show the opposite:

1. According to USA today, the number of fatalities due to car accidents is drastically lower than those from plane accidents each year. I don’t think there are people afraid to travel by car. Well, maybe there are some but they are much less than those that are afraid to travel by plane. This fact proves that travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car. Besides, nobody offers you food and beverage when travelling by car.

2. Flying is only getting safer. If travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car, it is only getting safer! The safety is what airlines are proud of. You can see that by pretty much all airline commercials.

3. Airplane design. The design is improving and it only makes the passengers safer and more comfortable.

4. Air traffic control is getting better every single year. Many experts believe that if the air traffic control is the key to safe plane travelling.

5. Technology is developing really fast and it only improved the quality of the planes and their stability. All airline companies are focused on improving their technology which leads to safer airplanes.

Car applications for smart phones

December 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Who would’ve thought that there will be applications that will make you better driver? Well the phone applications are having bigger and bigger influence in our lives and there are all kinds of applications. Here is a list of applications related about your car. Some of them are free, some of them are not.

  1. Gas Buddy — Free(Available for: iOS, Android and Blackberry)
    Why to pay more for money for gas when you don’t have to? This application is comparing local gas prices in an easy-to-use format and in different grades, including diesel.

    1. Repair Pal — Free(Available for: iOS and Android)

Since auto mechanics don’t have the best reputation for trustworthiness, repair pal is helping you to calculate the amount of money you need to pay for your repair. Select your car and the

type of repair needed and it’ll spit out what you might expect to pay in your area.

  1. Witness Driving – $0.99(Available for: iOS and Android)

Dash cams are a great way to protect yourself from insurance fraudsters, bad drivers and even an undeserved ticket. Rather than shell out $50-$300 for a dedicated dash cam, you can simply convert your smartphone for only $0.99. Besides the looping record function, Witness Driving also logs time, date, speed, location and acceleration.

  1. Honk — $0.99 (Available for: iOS)

With this application, you can mark where you parked with a GPS pin. It can also track how much time you have left on the meter, alerting you when your time is about up.

BMW Mercedes-Benz and Audi

December 7th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are the big German trio of luxury automakers.

BMW is short for Bayerische Motoren Werke and it is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company which was found in 1916. It is also world-wide popular company and synonym for high-quality cars and motorcycles. It has revenue of over 75 billion euros!

Mercedes-Benz, apart from automobiles, is also making buses, coaches and trucks and it is interesting that it took part in the world championship in 1954 and 1955, but despite being successful with two championship titles for Juan-Manuel Fangio. The company left the sport after just two seasons. He is considered by many to be the best F1 driver in history

Audi is the youngest out of all these three. Audi is “only” 81 years old compared to BMW’s 97. The largest shareholder of Audi is Volkswagen AG, which holds approximately 99.5% of the share capital. Volkswagen includes the consolidated accounts of Audi in its own financial statements.

What all these three automobile companies have in common is that all of them are world-wide popular and it is hard to find someone that has never heard about any of them. They are great innovators and they introduce at least one new model every year. If you want to buy a car, and you buy BMW, Mercedes or Audi, you should know that you haven’t made a mistake at all.

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