Companies line up to resume MH370 search

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR 18 October 2017: Three companies have offered to resume the search for flight MH370, but no decision has been reached on whether to take up any of the proposals, a Malaysian minister said Tuesday.

US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch company Fugro — which was involved in the original hunt — and a Malaysian company have made offers, Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, told AFP.

He did not disclose the name of the Malaysian company. Read more

Rail packages roll out to Malaysia

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

HAT YAI, 16 October 2017: Tourism Malaysia launched the “Southern Thai Packages to Malaysia” at the Centara Hotel, Hat Yai, last week, to promote the connectivity of cross-border travel for Thais wishing to visit Malaysia.

More than 80 delegates representing travel agencies in southern Thailand  and members of the media from southern Thailand attended the event to  witness the launch of the “Southern Thai Packages Malaysia” which is based entirely on rail travel.

The rail packages are  combined with several attractions and activities including theme parks, city and night tours, which will help to promote the convenience of rail travel from South Thailand to Malaysia. Read more

Penang hosts luxury travel

October 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

GEORGETOWN, Penang, 16 October 2017: RHB Premier International Luxury Collections Week 2017, a three-day event, opens in Penang 27 October.

A grand opening ceremony will be held at 1100, 27 October, for VIPs, guests and media at the Atrium, Gurney, Paragon Mall, Penang.

The Luxury Collection Week will be officially opened by YB Danny Law Hen Kiang, Penng State Exco Member for Tourism Development and Culture. Read more

AirAsia X flies to Jeju this December

October 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 October 2017: AirAsia X will fly to Jeju, South Korea, 12 December, offering four weekly flights from its Kuala Lumpur base with promotional all-in fares from MYR199 one-way.

The special promo of all-in fares from MYR199 one-way for an economy seat and MYR899 one-way for the Premium Flatbed seat will run from 10 to 15 October 2for travel between 12 December 2017 and 25 March 2018, available for booking on airasia.com.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said, “We are proud to be the only airline to operate direct flights to Jeju, South Korea from Kuala Lumpur, connecting the beautiful island with Malaysia and the rest of Asia and beyond through Asia’s LCC hub.” Read more

Kuching landmark undergoes restoration

October 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUCHING, 9 October 2017: Kuching’s Sarawak State Museum, Borneo’s oldest museum will be closed 23 October for a major restoration.

One of the city’s most popular tourists attractions and a must-see to gain an overview of the city’s colourful history will undergo a major restoration that will take at least two and half years.

The closure notice was issued by the office of the Chief Minister, Datuk Pattinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. Read more

Kelentan futsal: Sarong not shorts

September 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 September 2017: A Malaysian man has been reprimanded by Islamic authorities for “indecent dressing” after he was caught wearing shorts in public on the way to a football match, officials and reports said Wednesday.

The case in Kelantan, a state ruled by an influential Islamist party, sparked widespread anger, and is the latest example of what critics describe as creeping conservatism in the mostly Muslim country.

Wan Khairul Hayyee Wali had stopped off to buy a burger from a street-side stall as he drove Monday to play futsal, five-a-side football typically played on an indoor pitch. Read more

AirAsia Treats Young Flyers

September 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

SEPANG, 21 September 2017 – AirAsia introduces a brand new inflight meal, Lil’ Star Combo, specially created to suit the taste buds of young flyers.

To celebrate the launch, all kids aged 2 to 12 flying with AirAsia, 28 September 2017 will receive a complimentary Lil’ Star Combo meal, while stocks last.

Guests travelling with their little ones on other dates are able to pre-book the meal for only MYR10 on airasia.com. Read more

AirAsia flies to Nha Trang

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News, Vietnam

NHA TRANG, Vietnam, 20 September 2017: AirAsia has launched daily flights to Nha Trang, Vietnam, from its home-base Kuala Lumpur.

Flights commenced last Friday making AirAsia the first airline to operate a direct service to Nha Trang from Malaysia.

The inaugural flight was packed with a cabin factor of 93%.  Seats were filled up with VIP guests and media representatives, who joined the flight to Cam Ranh International Airport for the welcome ceremony. Read more

Sunway opens KL hotel

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR; 18 September 2017 – Sunway Hotels & Resorts, confirmed, Friday, its 351-room Sunway Velocity Hotel will open 20 September.

Upon opening, the mid-market hotel will be the only transit-oriented, and integrated hotel within the Cheras vicinity.

The Hotel that cost MYR146 million, is a 59:41 joint venture project between Sunway Berhad and Fawanis Sdn Bhd. Read more

MH signals return to Surabaya

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 August 2017: After an absence of five years, Malaysia Airlines will resume services between Kuala Lumpur and Surabaya in Indonesia, 29 October.

Effective with the winter scheduled 2017/18, which covers October through to March next year, the airline will offer four weekly flights using Boeing 737-800s.

Malaysia Airlines will face stiff competition from AirAsia, which has been serving the route with daily services for a considerable time. Read more

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