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INTRODUCTION (for first-time visitors):
The World At Your Fingertips is a site that aims to make your surfing life easier. It does this by attempting to harness all internet resources together in one place. You will also find the Google Search button at the top of every page waiting for your search query.
1. Its topics range from current talking points and today's world headlines from sources such as the BBC, CNN or Huffington Post to computer tips and useful software.
2. Practical information of any kind that is often needed by anyone in whichever part of the world he might be can be found here. Do you need to know the time at this hour in some foreign city? Or its weather conditions? Do you need to know what some foreign currency is worth in your own money? Do you need to find a street map that pinpoints the exact location of your hotel? Or look up a new word in an English dictionary? Or maybe you need to translate from one language to another? These, and more, can be accessed from the navigational menu on the left or the top menu bar (dropdown menu).
3. If you love songs, you will be able to listen to them non-stop. Go here for this. Or if you feel like singing those lovely evergreens of your adolescence (or even recent hits), hop over to Sing With The Lyrics or The Greatest French Songs Of All Time. The lyrics are provided so you can easily sing along. And the green menu bar at the top takes you straight to your email, Facebook, Skype, PayPal or other accounts with just one click.
4. Besides news and songs, travel has an important part in this site. For active tourists, or simply armchair/virtual travellers, there are lots of tips and photos of top tourist destinations in Europe (Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Paris, Madrid, Rome, London, Prague, the French Riviera, Geneva, Copenhagen, Oslo, Andalucia, Budapest, etc.), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou), Malaysia (Penang, etc.) and even Morocco (Marrakesh, Casablanca, etc.). In each city you will be shown in words and pictures the "must-see" places as well as the things you must absolutely experience even if you don't have much time to spend there (list of cities at bottom of page). More....
5. There is also a full course covering all aspects of learning Pinyin (the romanized version of Mandarin). This unorthodox course is really like no other in that a few grammatical rules which have always been a bugbear to foreign learners of Mandarin have been "bent" in order to make the study of the Chinese language easier - without sacrificing much in terms of making yourself understood. It starts from the known to the unknown by giving equivalent English sounds for pinyin spellings such as xi, zh ou q. It is indeed possible to speak Chinese Mandarin without knowing a single Chinese character (I know, more than one prospective student have been put off simply at the sight of these intimidating Chinese characters!) More....
6. You will also find here a complete Basic Malay language course with 64 lessons and audio to help the individual learner at home. Although the Malay language is used mainly in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, it is also quite similar to the Indonesian language. More....
7. Another of the highlights of this site is a Bilingual Malay-English and English-Malay Dictionary. You will find it here.
There is also a link to the automatic Google machine translator to allow instantaneous translation of this or any other website into some 50 languages. You will find it at the left vertical menu of every page under "Anything to translate?" Just copy the url of the page and paste it on the new page that opens.