• High Speed Train in Rome, To Many Places, Including Outside of Italy.

    We made arrangement to attend the Pope Audience on Wednesday, so we decided to leave Rome on Tuesday to head out to Florence, or famously known as Fiorenze in Italian. The ride was 80 Euro per pax for return ticket.  We did not plan to stay in Florence, so we went on a day trip, which according to many Romans, more than enough.  We only have 2km of radius to cover.  They were right actually. Florence is small. But I want to talk about the high speed train ride. Retna and I went on bullet train ride when we were in Japan, and then again when I was in Nagoya,…

  • Antabax and 99 SPEEDMART Launch Charity Fundraising Campaign In Support of IJN Foundation

    Cardiovascular disease remains one of the deadliest chronic diseases in developed and developing countries. Globally, an estimated 17.3 million people died from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2008 alone and by 2030 this figure is estimated to reach 23.6 million[1] deaths annually. Although CVDs have decreased in developed countries, the trend is increasing in developing nations[2] . In 2010, 25.4% (11,812) of deaths in Malaysian government hospitals were due to cardiovascular diseases and it is also the top cause of premature death, with about 35% of deaths from CVD occurring in individuals aged below sixty[3]. Cardiovascular diseases are expected to be a major concern in developing countries as they transition towards developed countries…