Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Conservation Workers

These environmental scientists work hard to protect nature. Do you know who they are? Use the letter key to unlock the answers.

Letter key :



1.  This is a scientist who studies the earth; from minerals and rocks to mountain formation,
     earthquakes and even tsunamis. His responsibilities may include ensuring landslide and
     erosion problems won't occur when trees are harvested.

2. This is a scientist who studies water and its interaction with the environment.
    He works to protect and conserve streams, rivers and other water sources.


3. This is a scientist who studies plants and plant life. He protects plants by studying the
    effects of various environmental conditions on plant life.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Prime Ministers of Malaysia

Do you know these famous people are?
Since our country gained independence on the 31st of August, 1957, we have had five Prime Minister ( with the exception of one who is currently serving his term). The pictures below are in the the correct order of terms. Look at the pictures and fill in the spaces with the correct names.
Tun Abdul Razak
Tun Mahathir Mohamad
Tunku Abdul Rahman
Tun Hussein Onn
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

1. The first Prime Minister
     Term : 31st August, 1957 - 22nd September, 1970
     Name : _______________________________________


2. The second Prime Minister
    Term : 22nd September, 1970 - 14th January, 1976
    Name : ________________________________________


3. The third Prime Minister
    Term : 15th January, 1976- 16th July, 1981
    Name : ________________________________________

4. The fourth Prime Minister
    Term : 16th July, 1981 - 31st October, 2003
    Name : ________________________________________


5. The fifth Prime Minister
    Term : 31st October, 2003 - 3rd April, 2009
    Name : ________________________________________

6. The sixth Prime Minister
    Term : 3rd April, 2009 - Present
    Name : ________________________________________

Answer :
1. Tunku Abdul Rahman
2. Tun Abdul Razak
3. Tun Hussein Onn
4. Tun Mahathir Mohamad
5. Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
6. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

Monday, 28 November 2011

Places Of Interest

The Botanical Gardens in Penang is a popular attraction. You can see many different kinds of flora and fauna there. It was created in 1884 by the British in honour of Charles Curtis. He was the first superintendent who collected botanical specimens from the surrounding hills.


The name Langkawi is coined from the Malay words - "Lang" and "Kawi". "Lang" is a brown eagle and "Kawi" is a local manganese stone. It is believed that ancient fishermen must have seen eagles clutching the manganese stones.
This island is unique because it is known for its legends and myths. The most well-known legend is that of Mahsuri. According to the legend, the beautiful maiden who was unfairly accused bled white blood at her execution as a sign of her innocence. She is said to have laid a curse on the island for seven generations. The period of this curse is over now and Langkawi has become a popular tourist destination.

 The Batu Caves in Selangor is believed to be a 400 million-year-old limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples. Before 1860, local people used some of the cave mouths as shelters. Today, Hindu devotes celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival there.

 Founded by Parameswara, Malacca is a city rich in historical and cultural heritage. You can find architecture built by the Portuguese and the Dutch when they took over Malacca. For example, the ruins of A Famosa were left by the Portuguese. The red thick-walled Stadhuys is belived to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.

Sabah is home to the famous Mount Kinabalu National Park. The main attraction of the park is the majestic Mount Kinabalu. At a height of 4,095.2 metres, it is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Snow Mountains of New Guinea Island. Mount Kinabalu is such a might feature in Sabah that its capital was renamed Kota Kinabalu (Kinabalu Fort) in 1964.

Have you been to any other places of interest in Malaysia? List at least three of them below, and explain what you can see or do there.
Places of interest
What you can see / do there



Saving Mother Nature

ALL of us can help to protect Mother Nature. Do you know how? Here are some ways you can do your part.

Reuse and recycle
  • Carry reusable shopping bags to save on plastic and paper bags.
  • Use rechargeable batteries, and recycle them to keep harmful metals from entering the enviroment.
  • Recycle cans, bottles, papers and your old computer.

Reduce wastage
  • Turn off unused lights. It sounds simple, and it is.
  • If you have a dripping tap, ask your parents to fix it. If you stop a tap from leaking one drop each second, you can save 2,700 gallons a year.
  • Dry wet clothes on the clothesline instead of using the dryer machine.
  • Unplug the coffee machine, television and any other electronic devices when they are not being used.
  • Open the windows to let the breeze in instead of using the air-conditioner.
  • Eat at home instead of going out. You can sane money and the petrol required to go out.

Improve the outdoors
  • Plant the trees and vegetables around your house. Cherry tomatoes, for examples, can be planted in a pot. Trees and plants help clean the air we breathe. They produce oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide.
  • Do not litter when you are in public areas such as the beach or the park.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Celebrations all over.

PEOPLE  from different parts of the world celebrate different festivals in their own ways. Here are some examples of the festival celebrated all over the world.

During the Holi festival, people colour each other's faces. They also spray coloured water and powder at anyone on the streets. It is celebrated it many parts of India to welcome the arrival of spring. In Malaysia, the Hindus celebrate the festival in temples.

In Spain, people throw tomatoes at one another for a full hour during the Tomato Festival. It is held on the last Wednesday of August every year. The tomatoes must first be crushed to avoid injury and participants are encouraged to wear goggles and gloves.

The most popular carnival in Italy is the Carnival of Venice, where people wear strange costumes and masks in celebration of the change from winter to spring. It is a grand celebration as the streets are filled with people joining in the parades.

The Boryeong Mud Festival is a yearly event held at Daecheon Beach in Korea. First staged in 1998, it now attracts more than a million visitors every year. They cover themselves with mud, jump into mud baths, slide down mud slides and even wrestle playfully in the mud. The mud in the area is said to be rich in minerals and is able to make the skin healthier.

Every year in the town of Ivrea in Italy, residents celebrate the Orange Festival. Nine teams of orange-throwers wear ancient costumes and battle against one another, while participants are fed with free beans to keep energy levels up.

What types of festivals do you celebrate? Draw a picture of yourself celebrating a festival in a piece of blank paper.

Festivals Celebrated In Malaysia


Deepavali is also known as Diwali, which also means "row of lamps".
The Hindus also call it "The Festival of Lights". It signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness.


Christians go to church. They also exchange presents.


The Hindus pray to Lord Subramanian and carry the Kavadi.

Hari Gawai

Harvest festival for the Ibans and Dayaks in Sarawak.

Hari Keamatan

The Kadazans in Sabah celebrate this harvest festival.

Wesak Day

The Buddhists have a float procession. Many people release birds from cages after offering prayers.

Mooncake Festival

Children carry lanterns at night and eat special cakes filled with bean paste.

Chinese New Year

Children pay respect to their parents and they are given red packets.

Hari Raya Aidilftri

Children ask for forgiveness from their parents. Visiting guests are served ketupat, rendang and satay.

Fiesta San Pedrol

It is only carnival celebrated by the local Portuguese-Eurasian community of Malacca. It falls on the 29th of June to commemorate the feast of St.Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. It is filled with colour, fun and gaiety.

Interesting Facts : Drums & Cymbals

Drum signals 
Tribal cultures used drum sounds to signal different
occurrences of events. Changes in the tempo or the
beat of a drum would mean different things at different times.
Drums might be used to call people together for a meeting,
a feast, or a festival. Other drumbeats might be used to warn people of danger, or announce a death or a birth.
Drums were also used to guide hunters to good hunting grounds.

The sound of cymbals

Cymbals are musical instruments. You hit these instruments together to make a sound. In 1623, Avedis Zildijan, an American alchemist in the city of Constantinople, found a new metal alloy with unique sound qualities. This made his cymbals more durable and better sounding than the others. The secret blend of Zildijan's celebrated cymbals remains the same today as it did centuries ago.



Music from the heart
People use various musical instrument to make music and to express themselves; what they are feeling, thinking or concerned about. Pop stars and music artists such as Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys play musical instrument in their music and during performances.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

You Can Be A Hero Too !

Do you know that you don't have to rescue someone from a burning building or save a drowning person to be a hero? Neither do you have to be famous nor grown up. Kids like you can be heroes too! Heroes have qualities such as courage, a sense of responsibility, determination and honesty. Here are some of the things you can do to be your own hero:

      1. Help the elderly around the neighbourhood. Help them cross the road or water their plants.
      2. Help your friends when they have difficulty understanding the subjects learnt in school.
      3. Help to keep the environment clean by picking up rubbish thrown on the ground.
      4. Help your parents with household chores.
      5. Volunteer your time at an animal shelter or nursing home.

What are some other ways you can help people around you? Aim to do one good deed this week and be a hero yourself!

Quote about heroes
" A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around" - Edgar Watson Howe, American novelist and editor

"A hero is a man who does what he can" - Romain Rolland, French dramatist and novelist

"The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts " - Henry Miller, American novelist