Thursday, March 7, 2013

Travel Advisories on Sabah

Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen is being irresponsible again. This time she said that it is perfectly safe for tourists to travel to Sabah. This was in spite of the spasms of violence that rocked the east coast of Sabah. And it is still ongoing. Plus the fact that there are already, by my count, at least thirty-two casualties from both sides. The US had issued a travel advisory on Friday. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all but essential travel to the eastern coastal area of Sabah running from it’s most easterly point (approximately 100km north east of Lahad Datu town) to the south as far as Tawau. Australia has a "Do not travel" advisory and I am sure many other countries have done the same. 

On Monday, my colleague Chong Soon Meng and I spoke to Fifth Formers of SMK USJ12 in Subang Jaya who came to Sunway University for a day's visit. I believe we did a good job marketing SUBS and talking about the programs that we are offering. And we even made it quite entertaining too.

And in the evening, I was at the Money & You Toastmasters meeting where I was the grammarian. This was a quite unusual meeting, by their standards, because it was as if the members were on a leash! The truth is there were only a handful of members who came. 6 to be exact. I would score this meeting a 5 out of a 10.

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