Thursday, August 28, 2014

Free outstation calls with Yellow Pages

A representative from TM Info-Media introduced the Internet Yellow Pages to me yesterday.  Pretty interesting package costing RM 1125 per year.  With Executive Listing one gets:

  1. 1st priority in search results
  2. Up to 5 classifications and 35 keywords.
  3. 1 online map
  4. 1 business profile page
  5. 10 pictures
  6. 1 logo
  7. website hyperlink
  8. click to call (free call)
  9. Short description (up to 200 characters)
What is interesting is now I can call outstation numbers free of charge if the companies which I wish to call are listed in the Yellow Pages.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Penang Time Tunnel

The Penang Time Tunnel is a history museum.  Entrance fee for adult RM 12.00.  It is located at 39, Jalan Green Hall a short distance from the Dewan Sri Pinang.  

At the bottom is an abbreviated history written for kids.  An audio tour is available on request.

Lots of life sized models on display.

A labyrinth of display walls with photos, paintings and artifacts.

A history of Penang over the last 400 years.

An elevated footpath to walk on to create the excitement.

A small AV room.

3 D murals for us to take photos with.

In the fluorescent room.  Ignore me who is not a good actor.

At the entrance.

All the history in Penang told in only one shoplot.  I am excited for my upcoming project.

Suffolk House ID Meeting

We had an infectious disease meeting at Suffolk House, Penang on 23rd August 2014.  Had the opportunity to drive on the new Penang Bridge for the first time.  Splendid views from the bridge because I could drive very slowly.  There were very few cars on the bridge.  

Suffolk House was built on a vast pepper estate owned by Captain Francis Light (1740-1794), the founder of the Prince of Wales Island (Penang).  He lived there with the woman he loved, Martina Rozells of mixed Portuguese and Siamese descent.  

Suffolk House was restored in 2007 and is the winner of an Award of Distinction in the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.  It is one of the finest Anglo-Indian mansion outside India.  

Food was good at the restaurant.

I could imagine Captain Francis Light enjoying the view from the balcony.

The reception hall.

Our meeting room.

A world heritage building restored in 2007.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Concept of Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH)

The medical home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety.

Features of the Medical Home
  • Patient-centered: A partnership among practitioners, patients, and their families ensures that decisions respect patients’ wants, needs, and preferences, and that patients have the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care.
  • Comprehensive: A team of care providers is wholly accountable for a patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care.
  • Coordinated: Care is organized across all elements of the broader health care system, including specialty care, hospitals, home health care, community services and supports.
  • Accessible: Patients are able to access services with shorter waiting times, "after hours" care, 24/7 electronic or telephone access, and strong communication through health IT innovations.
  • Committed to quality and safety: Clinicians and staff enhance quality improvement to ensure that patients and families make informed decisions about their health.

Link to a short video:   Patient Centred Medical Home

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bank of Malaya 1920

"I must say that the Bank of Malaya initially formed by about 11 or 12 Chinese Gentlemen who were well known in the community in the State of Ipoh, Perak looked very impressive. Given the fact the the original capital to secure a certificate was 2 million dollars. This is indeed a massive amount given the year was 1920. We have got to ask our actuarial son to compute it to 2010 figures, I am sure it would be an awesome and massive figure now.

On referring to one of the attachments, ( I am forwarding you two mails) I think I can actually see a one Mr. Leong Sin Nam as one of the Directors. I presume he was one of the Directors and founders of the Bank of Malaya formed in Perak.

This Bank of Malaya in Perak was originally founded in 1920 and went into voluntary liquidation on 6 May 1932." ~ Mr Anton Nicholas (UK).

The Bank of Malaya building was later purchased by the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd. Mr. Lim of Lim Kopi (red building to the right) currently owns the building.  It will be converted to a boutique hotel.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Healing the Troubled Mind

Talk organised by Raphah Ministries Malaysia on 9/8/14 at Intan Business Centre, Ipoh.  For more information on these monthly talks please call 05-5470860.

An afternoon in the garden.

A grasshopper which I have not seen for a long time.

No more hiding places for the mosquitoes.

Where to throw all these palm leaves?