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First Edition Of Harry Potter’s Book Sold For More Than RM300,000

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For Harry Potter’s lovers, owning the printed book version of all the series would be such a pleasure because it could be read over and over again. The printed book version comes in various different themes according to the year it got produced and also by which company it got produced. That is why the first edition of Harry Potter’s printed book version would totally be the holy grail for Harry Potter’s book that people want to own for their personal collection.

This particular and rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book is originally valued at the price of RM160,892. This book is one out of the total 500 hardback first editions that got printed and it was sold by one of the retires British expat specifically from Luxembourg.

Auction for the book took place at the hammer at Hansons’ Staffordshire Library Auction on Tuesday. The anonymous vendor stated that he bought the precious book for his children about 18 months after it was first officially published in the month of June 1997. He feels absolutely delighted with the sale because many people interested.

The vendor said, “The Harry Potter books are truly iconic – in the very top tier of literature for children – and this first edition can only increase in value in the future”. He also added that the money that he got from the auction will be used to pay off his daughter’s student loans.

The book got to be identified as the original first edition of printed Harry Potter’s book by looking at some of these clues. The book was posted to the Derbyshire auctioneers in a tea towel, it also has a duplication of the phrase ‘1 wand’ on page 53 and also an issue number of “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1” that shows the originality of the book. Hansons’ said the final bid came from a private international buyer who was bidding by using the phone.

Mr. Spencer, the person who is responsible to deal with the sale of this first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book stated that it was the highest price paid at the auctioneers for a single copy.

Sources: BBC News.

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Tired Working From Home? These 5 Hotels Offers Work From Hotel As Low As RM19

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Various hotels in Malaysia are offerings the’ Work from Hotel’ package allowing any individual who tired working from home to a new ambiance.

Some hotels offering a good rate with f&b discounts and in fact with free-flow drinks.

Let’s see more deals below.

1. OYO Malaysia

OYO Malaysia offers a wide range of hotels with work From Hotel package offerings as low as RM19. For those of you who are interested, you can visit this website to make a reservation.

2. Ormond Hotels

Located in Chow Kit, the package offered is only RM30 and you will get a free flow coffee drink. The package is only offered every Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm. Can make a reservation here.

3. Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur

4. AnCasa Hotel

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5. Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Hotel offers packages as low as RM190 and you can choose the type of room that suits your budget.

Sources: OYO Malaysia, Ormond Hotels, Holiday Inn Express Kuala Lumpur, AnCasa Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Three Types Of Footwear You Should Never Wear While Driving

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Nowadays, many people tend to choose comfortability compared to safety when they are choosing the footwear that they want to use for driving. It can be for driving a car, bus, lorry, or any other vehicle. Little did they know, these simple choices that they made could bring so many consequences towards themselves when they are driving. Certain footwear is not very suitable to be used when driving because they could have their own negative impacts.

These are 3 types of improper footwear that are dangerous to be used while driving:

1) High Heeled Shoes

When the driver is using high heeled shoes, the heel inhibits the driver’s ability to apply an even pressure towards the pedal and only the ball of the foot is able to make contact with the pedal. Other than that, the heel also makes it awkward for the foot to rest evenly and can interfere with the driver’s reaction time if they ever need to stop the vehicle quickly. The driver needs to apply an even pressure towards the pedal so that the brake or clutch pedals could be used effectively by the driver.

2) Barefooted

The barefoot driver also could never run away from its own problems. Bare feet are actually not helping the driver to give an effective way of applying firm and even pressure to the brake. Applying extra pressure with bare feet could also increase the driver’s risk of pain and cramping to happen in the foot. This will cause further hindering their ability to drive safely. If the driver is thinking to wear stockings, the driver’s feet could easily slip on the pedals.

3) Flip-Flop Sandals

Flip-flop sandals might be the most dangerous and also inappropriate footwear to be worn while driving. Most people that wear flip-flop sandals while driving experience near-miss accidents. This particular footwear is considered dangerous because it can easily get stuck under the pedals, slowing the driver’s reaction time in the event a quick break becomes necessary.

Sources: Daspit Law Firm.

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Top Five Comfortable And Luxury Prisons In The World

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Have you heard of prisons is the most comfortable place for prisoners? When mentioned about the prison, surely we will think in our mind that it is one place that can be the worst as hell. A prison is a place that is considered uncomfortable and filled with those who commit crimes.

Yet, not all prisons carry horror images. There are several countries in the world that change the perception of outsiders so that it makes the public want to visit these kinds of places.

Here we list the five most comfortable prisons in the world that can be mistaken for a holiday destination.

1. Justice Centre Leoben, Austria

Known for its five-star prison, the prison located in the town of Leoben, Austria, and has such architecture that looks like a business building complex. With a capacity that can accommodate 205 inmates, the prison is always full of books.

Completed in 2004, prison management believes all human beings born free and equivalent to dignity and rights, taken from the International Treaty on Civil and Political Rights that ‘everyone is deprived of its freedoms should be treated with humanity and by respect for the prestige of humanity that exists’.

2. Bastoy Prison, Norway

Located in Bastoy Island, the prison can accommodate up to 100 inmates. The prison is equipped with tennis courts, horse fields, fishing ponds, and luxurious sun loungers.

Dubbed as the minimal-security prison, each prisoner’s room space is equipped with a kitchen and a relaxing area for the comfort of prisoners.

3. HMP Addiewell Prison, Scotland

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Located in Scotland, prisoners in this prison are prepared to mingle with the community after they leave. Here, although basically seems like a regular prison, its interior space decoration makes it less daunting than other prisons.

4. Aranjuez Prison, Spain

Aranjuez Prison in Spain

In this prison, prisoners are allowed to be accompanied by their parents for the first year. Even in prison is also provided space for prisoner children under three years of age – ready with swings, toys, and walls filled with Disney characters and patterns.

While for the child that over the age of three, they will be handed over either to the government or relatives of the prisoners before the prisoner is resettled to a regular prison cell.

This concept means that prisoners are also human beings who have a desire to have family and loved ones as well as conscious of the presence of both parents in three years of early childhood development.

5. Pondok Bambu Prison, Indonesia

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In Malaysia’s neighboring country Indonesia, there is a prison similar to that of an apartment – equipped with a comfortable living room and a padded sofa for its occupants.

Sources: Atlasobscura.com, Forbes.com, SPS.Gov.Uk, India Times, Antara.news

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