International Dot Day 2020 is on Tuesday, September 15, 2020: International Women's Day?
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 is International Dot Day 2020. International Dot Day : Get Started! International Dot Day
me and the girlfriends had a chat about how men dont have their own International Mens Day! Isnt that a bit sexist ?
Where did the whole "may day" and "SOS" thing come from?
Mayday as a distress call actually isn't related to the May Day holiday, but is derived from the French m'aider (venez m'aider means "come and help me")
SOS came about because dot dot dot, dash dash dash, dot dot dot is one of the simplest sequences in morse code and thus was easy to remember as a distress call. The explanation of it standing for "save our ship" or "save our souls" is a backronym and came into use long after the sequence was originally devised.
im having a 10 day trip to malaysia any useful tips?
How many tips would you like? Great choice, by the way - probably my favourite country to visit ever!
I would suggest a couple of days in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, followed by whatever takes your fancy. Below is ever suggestion I've ever given on Malaysia. You will get a lot of answers telling you that it is unsafe, and that you shouldn't go there. This is total and utter rubbish, mostly from Singaporeans who have a rather competitive relationship with Malaysia. It is a truly wonderful place and do enjoy!
You could try Penang. It's very touristy and busy, lots of nightlife, restaurants, food markets etc and big sky scraper hotels. You can also visit the Snake Temple, the Butterfly Farm or take the funi up Penang Hill for the views. The night markets are pretty impressive too. Hotels there include the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, which is a lovely hotel with superb facilities - restaurant, bar, pool etc. For a cheaper option, you can look at the Lone Pine Hotel, which is a fab boutique hotel.
However, I prefer Langkawi - the Island of Gods and Legends (don't you just love that!). It's a less touristy, quieter version of Penang. Fab beaches, and if you stay close to town - the Pelangi Beach, the Holiday Villas etc - there's more than enough to keep you entertained. The island is absolutely stunning and there are hundreds of deserted islands dotting the area - you can take a day trip out to one of these and just chill - it's fab. Try Bon Ton for a really good meal - there's a nice bar there too. It's also worth taking a trip up the cable car - the views are fantastic!
As previously mentioned, I'd also recommend spending a couple of days in KL - the nightlife is great, as is the shopping. Try Bangsar for bars and restaurants and for the night market on Sundays, Heritage Row for cool bars and clubs. Zouk is the superclub and has international DJs pretty much all the time, although Velvet Underground on Wednesdays is 80's music (more my scene). China Town is great for shopping and knock offs, and Bukit Bintang is great for just shopping - there are loads of food markets in the area where you can try all the local delicacies. Hotels in KL include Traders, right next to KLCC, the Westin, the Concorde, the Corus or for something very luxurious, the Mandarin Oriental. All are central, safe and have excellent rooms and facilities.
Or, if you are bitten by the adventure bug, you could visit Borneo and see the wildlife. Seeing the Orang Utans is an amazing experience, but there is an awful lot more to do in Sabah - you can climb Mount Kinabalu, see turtles hatching (depending on the time of year), chill out on amazing beaches, and even go diving. You can fly into Kota Kinabalu and spend a few nights there. Depending on your budget, there are a few options:
You could stay out of town on the beach at -
Shangri La Tanjung Aru - ...
Shangri La Rasa Ria -
Or in Kota Kinabalu itself -
Le Meridien - ...
The Berjaya -
There's so much to do in Malaysia and I can't recommend it highly enough as a holiday destination. Have a wonderful time!