Actually, this is a book review 😊
I accidentally stumbled upon this book in the bookstore while looking for a new book (walaupun aku baru beli 10 buku 😅) and was interested in buying this book.
Title: KAKI LIMA and Other Intriguing Malaysian Numbers
Publisher: Salt Media Group Sdn Bhd & MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd
Publication Date: August 2017
WHY AM I INTERESTED TO BUY THIS BOOK
Full of Malaysian facts!
This book is a compilation of Malaysian facts tied to the numbers one to 60 that invite the reader to get to know this country a little better.
This book is not meant to be conclusive, exclusive or representative of any particular point of view, but it does hope to inspire readers to recall other numbers that have astonished us, brought us together and made us proud.
I like facts and read this book on several pages in the bookstore makes me want to know all the facts included in this book. So I bought it without thinking twice.
60 facts as we celebrate our 60th year since the independence of Malaya from Britain.
Here, I want to share several facts in this book. To get to know other facts, you can buy and read this book by yourself =)
Nanti kalau aku cerita semua, tak beli pulak buku ni kan? Hihi.
Here we go.
Do you know?
Kuala Lipis was the state capital of Pahang until Kuantan became the new capital in 1955.
Stadium Negara, Malaysia’s first indoor stadium was built at a cost of RM3 million in 1962.
The number five has some significance in sports: as of 2017, Malaya/Malaysia has won the Thomas Cup five times in 1949, 1952, 1955, 1967, and 1992.
Five as also the age at which international squash champion Datuk Nicol Ann David began playing the game. Nicol was the first Malaysian and first Asian woman to be ranked World Number One in squash and, as of 2017, she has over 80 Women’s International Squash Players’ Association titles to her name.
The world’s longest abbreviation according to the Guinness Book of Records is S.K.O.M.K.H.P.K.J.C.D.P.W.B. – Syarikat Kerjasama Orang Melayu Kerajaan Hilir Perak Kerana Jimat Cermat dan Pinjam Meminjam Wang Berhad.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Malaysian office of the corporate services firm Ernst & Young, Malaysians spend an average of 14 hours a day on digital devices, with 87 per cent of these connected to the Internet.
Malaysian launched its first communications satellite, MEASAT-1, 21 years ago in 1996.
The longest road name in Kuala Lumpur is “Jalan Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin” (23 letters), which was named in honour of the 17th and current Sultan of Terengganu who also served as the 13th Yang di=Pertuan Agong from 2006 to 2011.
The Royal Malay Regiment – the Malaysian Army’s senior regiment – began in 1033 and the first recruits consisted of 25 young Malay men.
It has been 46 years since the Kelantanese wau bulan (moon kite) was chosen as the logo and livery of Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
Forty-eight-people lost their lives when Block 1 of the Highland Towers condominium collapsed at around 1.30 pm on Saturday, 11 December 1993.
Subang International Airport, now known as the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, opened in 1965 and was built at a cost of RM52 million, making it the most expensive construction project in Malaysia up until that time.
And the list of facts continues…in the book…
REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION
A great book to know about Malaysia tied to numbers one to 60. I only hope that this book will also be publish in Malay. Bahasa Melayu kan bahasa kebangsaan Malaysia. It would be nice if all the facts are read in Malay. Senang sikit aku nak faham semua fakta yang ada. Hihi.
To All Malaysians,
Please read this book.
It will remind Malaysians that, while we may have come from many different lands, we all worked together to help build this country we call HOME <3
May Malaysia always be a country of peace and prosperity – a shelter in the storm – where there is a place in the sun for everyone <3