10 October 2013: dubbed the Double Ten Tragedy, a MASwings’ Canada-made Twin Otter plane, overshot the runway of the Kudat airport while attempting to land and crashed into a house, killing passenger Tan Ah Chai, 69, and the 22-year-old co-pilot, Marc Joel Bansh. The aircraft was carrying 15 Malaysians and one Filipino on a flight from Kota Kinabalu. 2 people in the house were unharmed. The cockpit of the plane was mangled, and its right wing was ripped off. The plane was believed to be doing a second attempt at landing when it was blown off course by heavy winds before hitting a tree, causing it to crash. 14 others on the plane survived with injuries.
With the accelerating increase in the cost of living, it’s a wonder how one can continue to afford luxuries like the following.
As seen in Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, on 30th December 2013
Goirim Rampasan posted on Facebook, and tagged the District Education Officer, on 2nd January 2014 that a primary school in Tuaran district had distributed the following textbook to his child:
2nd January was the first day of school in Malaysia for 2014.
Immediately social media was flooded with photos like these:
Jadda SGilong D’Kanju posted photos on Facebook that he took from Inobong Substation just after 12 am on 1st January 2014, showing Kota Kinabalu city amid some fireworks.
Fireworks can be seen from the direction of Sutera Harbour on the right, and what appears to be fire from an oil rig on the left
Christmas tree up. For those who say the tree has nothing to do with Christmas, consider the fact that it can also be found in the Vatican.
Totally missed the 20th August annual sale at KK Toys, blame it on the Metallica concert, so the shopping was done today. A plus point – no crazy crowd. And one potential gift caught my eye (we didn’t buy it).
I started my postpaid Digi Broadband package sometime in late 2010. At first it’s OK-lah.
But in the past months I noticed that the speed has been getting worse and worse during peak hours, reminding me of my childhood turning these dished hand wheels after tapping rubber.
@DiGi_Telco, early mornings (like up to 10am) I can get up to 2Mbps, but come early evening it will be like this:
The fact that I didn’t even realise that the current incarnation of Guns N’ Roses performed in Kuala Lumpur on 24th March shows how much I’ve drifted away from them, not mentioning Slash’s show at Sunway Lagoon in 2010. But I don’t think it’s so much the distance between Sabah and Kuala Lumpur, but rather the sheer amount of time that has passed since “The Spaghetti Incident?” and their next album, which I completely missed.
However, on 31st October, I had a chance encounter with information on social media about Bumblefoot, their current lead guitarist coming to town, for an interestingly named “Appetite for Durian Tour”, which piqued my interest.
When I first heard about it, I didn’t even know he’s been their lead guitarist for 7 years. Probably it’s rather unfortunate that he joined when GNR’s heydays had been over for more than 10 years. Still I was sure it was going to be a good show since he’s worked with other world class rock musicians and recommended by no less than Guitar Mahaguru Joe Satriani himself.
Without that Guns N’ Roses connection, I might never have even bothered.
The other point is: has a lead guitarist of a world-famous hard rock / heavy metal band (i.e. has sold more than 100 million records worldwide) ever performed live in Sabah, at least in living memory?
The following is a collection of posters for concerts which were scheduled to be held in Malaysia, but never happened due to one reason or another.
Comments / suggestions are very much welcome. The more high profile the artiste, the better – I strive to list artistes who have sold at least 10 million records.