Pilgrimage Page 2019
Photo - The catafalque party from the Malaysian Police guard the Cenotaph Memorial at Butu Gajah 2015
NMBVAA Annual Pilgrimage to Malaysia

                          Lest We Forget.
2019 PILGRIMAGE Arrangements for NMBVAA Members and their guests:

  Please Note:     Dates for the 2019   Pilgrimage  have  been promulgated   ...



Proposed  Pilgrimage Program for Ipoh - JUNE 2019





WED  12       1630hrs          Registration Party in Regency Room, Syeun Hotel Penthouse 



THURS 13JUN        0800hrs         Bus to Taiping

0930hrs         Kamunting Rd Christian Cemetery Taiping…NMBVAA Service

1100hrs         New Club, Taiping (refreshment & brunch)

12N         Proceed to Planters Memorial & Gallery at Sungai Siput (N), then back to Hotel.


FRIDAY 14JUN        0830hrs          Ipoh Railway Station Cenotaph Ceremony

-   organized by the Warriors Association Malaysia (WIRA)

SAT   15JUN            0530hrs          Very Early Breakfast

            0615hrs        Bus to Batu Gajah

0730 hrs        Holy Trinity Church Service Afterwards , Wreath Laying at Graveyard (God’s Little Acre)

               0930hrs          Morning Tea at Kinta Golf Club

      0945hrs  * Bus  to   # 2 Rangers    Camp for              Ghurka Service at1100hrs

1200hrs         Royal Ipoh Club - Lunch with Malaysian Palm Oil Assoc members

        1430hrs          Bus Return to Syeun Hotel

         1900hrs          Dinner- Royal Ipoh Club - pay as you go.



SUNDAY 16JUN - Sleep in.  


*The Rangers Camp Service on Saturday is held at 1100hrs, therefore it can be very hot. The soldiers of No 2 Royal Rangers, Kem Sued Putra, do make every effort to look after us with shade and refreshments, but carry some water, just in case. NB: The Syeun Hotel provides 2 bottles of water to your room each day...please use it for hydration...it's important your body retains moisture in this part of the world.

For  information regarding the 2019 Pilgrimage, contact the Liaison Officer,

Ian Holthouse Tel: 0477 160097

Email: iholthouse@hotmail.com



Persons seeking details concerning the Association's pilgrimage in 2019 may email: info@nmbvaatasinc.com
.....if the Liaison Officer is uncontactable.

MALAYSIA - What a place ?

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 federal territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Consider seeing what Malaysia has become since "The Emergency"....You will be amazed.
Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government's official portal,http://www.malaysia.gov.my/.


Reqirements to visit Malaysia

Australian Citizens Do Not Need Visa

Australian passport holders do not need a visa to enter Malaysia for a visit of up to three months provided their passports are valid for at least six months on arrival and they have a return air ticket or onward ticket to another international destination. A single entry air ticket is not accepted without a confirmed date and exit from Malaysia.

How can I arrange a visit to Terendak War Cemetery ?
Answer: As Terendak is a Malaysian Military Camp, you need permission to visit the Cemetery. You should contact the Australian High Commission Defence military advisor well before you leave on your trip, providing the names, passport details, dates of birth and occupations of the persons concerned, as well as the date and approximate hour of the day you wish to visit the cemetery. The Military Advisor will arrange permission from the Malaysian military authorities and advise you.


The address to contact is:

Australian Defence Attache
Australian High Commission
No. 6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450. Kuala Lumpur . Malaysia .
Tel: 0011 (603) 246 5555
Fax: 0015 (603) 241 5773

Ipoh 11

  Photo - NMBVAA members with local Malaysians,  Railway Station, Ipoh 10JUN11




If you are travelling to Malaysia

Where to Get Help

In Malaysia, you can obtain consular assistance from the:

Australian High Commission
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: (60 3) 2146 5555
Facsimile: (60 3) 2141 5773
Email: ahckl.consular@dfat.gov.au
Website: http://www.malaysia.highcommission.gov.au/

Limited consular assistance, which does not include the issue of Australian passports or immigration services, may be obtained from:

Australian Honorary Consulate
Suite 10.1, Level 10
Wisma Great Eastern
65 Jalan Gaya
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000
Telephone: (60 88) 267 151
Facsimile: (60 88) 266 509
Email: andrewsmk@yahoo.com

Australian Honorary Consulate
Suite 504, 5th Floor, Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kuching, Sarawak 93100
Telephone: (60 82) 233 350
Facsimile: (60 82) 313 388
Email: diting@tm.net.my

If you are travelling to Malaysia, whatever the reason and however long you'll be there, we encourage you to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or online. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency – whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue.

In a consular emergency, if you are unable to contact the High Commission or Honorary Consulates you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

In Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.

Malaysia's National Monument
Photo - The National memorial located at the Lake Gardens, KL. The huge bronze structure was designed by Felix de Weldon, creator of the Iwo Jima memorial in Washington. It was constructed in 1966 to commemorate Malaysia's heros, and all members of the various Security Forces and Civilians who fought during the Malayan Emergency (1948 - 1960) in the cause of peace and freedom, thereby securing the democratic success that the vibrant country of Malaysia enjoys today.

Mounted soldiers are no longer a feature t the Kings Palace. The snap was taken in 2009.


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03.08 | 09:40

Contact sabapathy.pillay@yahoo.com

03.08 | 00:59

can you please update me as I am involved in collating these information to set up a museum in Teluk Intan. At this moment its still in its infancy

06.10 | 10:09

Any person who served with 3 SQN RAAF 1969 - 1972 at Williamtown and Butterworth with Mirage aircraft , please contact Bill Farrell 0266832376 or 0418667504

21.08 | 18:31

and the other planter's name is Barrel J. W. He was also from a plantation in and around Teluk Anson. Thank you.

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