|1 - A typical kampung house with bamboo fence, terracota pots and attap roofs|
In Malaysia, we have a double celebration:
- Independence Day or Hari Merdaka as we call it falls on 31 Aug 2011
- Eid ul-Fitr - In Malaysia we call it "Hari Raya Aidil Fitri", a grand celebration for muslims which may fall on 30 or 31 Aug.
Google Adsense sent my 3rd payment on 24th Aug via Western Union Bank, so I went to the bank to collect USD 111.51 cash.
“A Double Celebration and My 3rd Google Adsense Money”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on August 29th, 2011.
"Bunga" means flower while "raya" means big/grand or celebration.
Tonight, we shall wait for the announcement of the sighting of the new moon. The sightings will be observed at 30 different locations. An announcement will be made by The Office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal. If the new moon is sighted, Hari Raya celebration starts tomorrow, 30th August, otherwise, muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Hari Raya on our Independence (aka Merdeka Day or National Day) on 31 August 2011.
Malaysia is known as Asia's Lightning Capital. We are the no. 2 ranking in the highest number of lightning strikes in the world.
Hence, do remember to stay safe by taking the following precautions:
- Remember, no place outside is safe when there is a thunderstorm, so stay indoors.
- During a storm, stay away from windows, doors and stay off porches
- If you need to go out, try to avoid high places (hills, mountains, ridges or peaks), open fields, isolated trees, rain or picnic shelters, communications towers, flag-poles and lamp posts.
Malaysia is a tropical country with an annual rainfall of between 2,000mm - 2,500mm. Global warming has probably increased the severity and frequency of thunderstorms in Malaysia.
The cities of Subang, Bayan Lepas and Kluang are lightning-prone areas with about 180-200 thunderstorm days a year.
Source: New Straits Times
May you have a safe and smooth journey home!