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Malaysia is ready for Asean Power Grid

KHOO Kim Hwa - 21-août-2015 05:53:08
The Asean Power Grid has been studied for many years to bring benefits to Asean countries. However, with the exception of a few interconnections, many have not been able to see the light of the day. It requires a mindset change among the utility planners to think out of the box as the existing planning tools and methodologies limit choices to local indigenous resources.   Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said a technical working group was established following a discussion with his counterpart in Indonesia to look into issues regarding the implementation of relevant cross-border projects which had been long planned but yet to materialise. Stakeholders should be able to identify optimal architectures and the most promising configurations, recognising that the best solutions vary with local circumstances, goals and interconnections.

First French Pavilion on Archidex 2014

Laurie FOUROT - 01-juil.-2014 05:29:06
The 15th Edition of the trade exhibition ARCHIDEX was held in Kuala Lumpur from the 25th to the 28th of June 2014.      During this edition, the International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition was co-located with ECO-B (3rd Malaysia Eco Building & Design Exhibition).This event the occasion to enforce and sustain the sectors of building and construction, architecture, home and office design, furniture, lighting and decoration in Malaysia and abroad.     On this occasion, Ubifrance Malaysia, assisted four French companies and offered them a stronger visibility and the opportunity to enter and reinforce their position on the Malaysian market :   The French architect studio Debarre Duplantier, the companies Veda France specialized in building joints, Mantion in sliding system and finally Cemom in concealed hinge were participating in the trade exhibition. During the four days, the representatives had the opportunity to meet Malaysian companies and organizations to develop partnerships and potential projects.

Architecture and Urban Planning: The French Touch

Lyslie Legendre - 01-avr.-2014 09:51:23
The 2 nd edition of Malaysian-French Seminar on Architecture and Urban Planning was held once again in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 th and 28 th March 2014. Similar to the previous year, the event was organized by AFEX (French Architects’ Overseas Association) and French Trade Commission-Ubifrance Malaysia. This year, the city welcomed a delegation of 5 world renowned French architects comprising town planners, city revitalization firms and monument preservation experts.   Mr. François Roux, the President of AFEX 2014 was among the French firms who participated in the event. He was also representing his architecture company, A234 during this occasion. The other French firms were AS.Architecture-Studio, ADPI, Richez Associés and WY-TO. The peak of the event was a conference dinner at Tanzini Upperdeck, G-Tower regrouping around 50 Malaysians counterparts. The invitees have showed high interest in possible collaboration between professionals from Malaysia and France through interactive presentations by the French delegates along with the networking session. The French delegates had also paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture on the 27 th March as well as visits to City Hall of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) Head Office and City Hall of Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) Head Office on the 28 th March 2014. These visits not only allowed an exchange with local authorities and their architects related to on-going and future urban developments in Malaysia but also an opportunity for the French delegates to share their experience and expertise.

Peugeot 208 has been launched in Malaysia

MAZLAN Rafizah - 19-avr.-2013 05:06:03
Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for the Peugeot brand in Malaysia has launched the multiple-award winning and highly-acclaimed All New Peugeot 208. Since December 2012, the 208 has been Europe’s best-selling B-segment car for three consecutive months. The 208 marks a generational leap from its predecessors with a completely re-generated architecture, style, ergonomics and driving pleasure. In Malaysia, the 208 is available in five- and three-door variants with a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre VTi engine, boasting a fuel consumption of just 6.7l/100km in a mixed cycle. The three-door 208 sells at RM95,888, while the five-door version costs RM85,888.   Source: Peugeot Malaysia Press Release

Google and Tourism Malaysia Ask Malaysians to Help Decide Where to Send the Street View Trike

Wai Kwan Wong - 03-oct.-2011 11:29:45
Kuala Lumpur, 2 Sept, 2011 - Google today announced a team up with Tourism Malaysia to poll Malaysians on which national tourist treasures and uniquely Malaysian sites should be featured in Google Street View - the Google Maps feature that allows users to view and navigate 360-degree street-level imagery. Malaysians can vote and suggest their favorite locations at the website maps . google . com . my / svtrike , which will remain open for the rest of the month. Malaysians will be able to choose places in five categories: Historical, Tourism, Cultural, Urban + Architecture, and Nature. The poll also includes a write-in suggestion box for any places not listed under the categories (go on, surprise us!). The public can submit their ideas until 11:59pm on Sept 30, 2011. Google will finally tally the votes and identify interesting ideas from the write-in suggestions before publicly announcing the ‘winners.’ The winning sites will be prioritised as the Street View trike makes its way across the country. Throughout the entire process, Google is committed to working closely with the relevant organisations to collect images of privately-owned locations that have been included in the poll. The imagery of the Malaysian sites will then be captured through the Google Trike - a specially-designed bike mounted with a camera that can capture and collect street-level imagery in places less accessible by car. The trike has already collected images from hundreds of places around the world, many of which can be visited in Street View today, such as Stonehenge in UK, Pompei in Italy, Legoland in California, Versailles in France and the Esplanade in Singapore. See images of the trike in action here . Images collected by the trike will be processed and carefully stitched together, a process that can take several months. As with all Street View imagery done worldwide, Google will blur faces and license plates to protect people’s privacy. "We are happy to work with Google to showcase Malaysia to millions of people all over the world through Google Maps. The trike will help us feature even more of Malaysia’s culture, heritage, charm, attractions and landmarks that make us such a unique and compelling destination," said Dato’ Azizan Noordin, Acting Director General, Tourism Malaysia . "We look forward to receiving great ideas from the public on what areas the trike should cover. By featuring Malaysians’ suggestions of their favourite parts of our country, viewers from around the world will be able to discover the best of Malaysia through local eyes." "We’re working hard to get Street View up and running for Malaysia, and the trike is an excellent way to start adding amazing imagery to showcase Malaysia’s history and culture," said Sajith Sivanandan , Head of Google Malaysia. "We want the public’s votes to help us determine where we should go, so we encourage everyone to head over to the voting site to select and suggest their favorite spots." About Tourism Malaysia Formerly known as Tourist Development Corporation of Malaysia (TDC), Tourism Malaysia was established on 10 August 1972 as an agency under the former Ministry of Trade and Industry. With the inception of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism on 20 May 1987, TDC was moved to this new ministry; and became the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB). Tourism Malaysia has gained recognition as a global brand for its full focus on promoting Malaysia domestically and internationally. It has more than forty overseas offices around the world. Beginning October 2011, Tourism Malaysia Headquarters will operate from its new premises in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s government administration capital. For more information, visit : www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my. Source : Tourism Malaysia

Greenpacket, P1 and Sequans Collaborate on LTE Solutions

Juliette MALLEZ - 25-juil.-2011 09:21:42
PARIS, France and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – July 21, 2011 – 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), Southeast Asia’s first and leading 4G operator, Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1), and global 4G networking solutions provider, Greenpacket, are working together to develop LTE solutions, including dual-mode 4G WiMAX/LTE solutions for Greenpacket’s global operator customers, including P1, its operator subsidiary in Malaysia. Greenpacket is testing Sequans technology to develop LTE and dual-mode WiMAX/LTE reference designs as part of its strategy to launch a complete ecosystem of 4G networking solutions and devices by the end of 2011. “We are testing Sequans’ system-on-chip technology to develop LTE reference designs, including a dual-mode WiMAX/LTE reference design for our operator customers primarily in Asia, CALA and Middle East,” said, James Wang, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Strategies and Development (ISD) at Greenpacket.  “We intend to offer our solutions to early adopters of LTE such as P1 in support of its LTE/WiMAX coexistence strategy.” “As Southeast Asia’s leading 4G operator, first for WiMAX and now for dual-mode WiMAX and LTE, P1 has three years of experience operating an end-to-end 4G network,” said Michael Lai, P1 CEO. “The insight we’ve gained regarding live 4G user behavior patterns is extremely valuable in LTE development, be it devices, network or applications.  We are collaborating with Sequans because of Sequans’ operator-proven WiMAX and LTE chipset technology and because of the company’s real-world experience in deploying operator-certified 4G technology in high volume around the world.” P1 launched its WiMAX service in Malaysia in August 2008 and is now preparing to transition to LTE.  P1 earlier announced its strategic direction to harness the power of both WiMAX and LTE, due to developing global LTE momentum, expects to begin a transition to a full LTE network in 2013. The technology Sequans is providing to Greenpacket and P1 for testing is part of Sequans’ recently announced 4Sight program, a collection of advanced coexistence technologies and solutions for operators to help them transition smoothly and cost-effectively from WiMAX to LTE and enable harmonious WiMAX/LTE coexistence.  Sequans develops and supplies WiMAX and LTE chips including a highly integrated WiMAX/LTE dual-mode chip, along with reference designs for user devices, essential multi-radio coexistence and multimode handover technologies, and dual-standby architecture. “Greenpacket and P1 are taking a leading position in the 4G world by establishing a dual-4G network while they transition to LTE and this will benefit not only P1 and its customers, but also other operators who adopt this strategy,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.  “P1 now has the flexibility to rollout LTE at the rate they choose and have it coexist peacefully with WiMAX, and P1 customers will have devices that work in any part of the network at any time.” P1 continues to make progress in building out its 4G network and expects to have 65 percent of the population covered by the end of 2012. Source : Sequans Communication Press Release

Zaini Dubus Richez (ZDR) deals with french design ideas

Wai Kwan Wong - 16-mars-2011 08:04:15
Zaini Dubus Richez (ZDR) was established in 1996 in partnership with the Parisian sister company, Richez Associés to  develop the projects in South East Asia. Led by Zaini Zainul, the company has grown rapidly into a medium sized practice, delivering a diverse range of landmark projects executed through strong concept, solution and design approach. Projects range from commercial, residential and public institutions as well as large master planning urban schemes. ZDR benefits from its sister company, Richez Associés which was established in Paris in 1985 and is directed by Thomas Richez and Frédéric Blerot. This relationship allows for exchange of design ideas, construction technology and human resource. Zon Design Rekabina Sdn. Bhd., established in 2002 is registered with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia(LAM). The directors are also on the board of directors of Zaini Dubus Richez Sdn.Bhd.   Some of the architecture, urban design and landscape projects of ZDR in Malaysia: 2010 :   the Mediterranean Hotel of Langkawi 2009 :  the Heritage Park complex of 4 hotels in Putrajaya 2006 :  Sheraton Beach Hotel in Langkawi 2006 :   Alam Warisan Hotel in Putrajaya 2004 :  Zouk night club in Kuala Lumpur 2003 :  Putrajaya Shangri-La hotel 2002 :  Frangipani restaurant in Kuala Lumpur   Contact details: Zaini Dubus Richez Sdn Bhd 10th Floor, Wisma MPL Jalan Raja Chulan 50200 Kuala Lumpur Tel:+60 (0)3 2026 1303 Fax: +60 (0)3 2026 1304 www.richezassocies.com  
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Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

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