Vietjet to Increase Frequency on Hanoi – Incheon and Hanoi – Taipei Routes

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Vietjet to Increase Frequency on Hanoi – Incheon and Hanoi – Taipei Routes

Vietjet is increasing its operation frequency for the Hanoi – Incheon and Hanoi – Taipei routes starting 2 August 2017

Cookie Monsters Converge on the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre!

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Cookie Monsters Converge on the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre!

The Centre Hosts 10th Consecutive Charity Buka Puasa Kuala Lumpur, 29 May 2017 ­– The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) embraced the Ramadan spirit of sadaqah (giving) at its 10th annual buka puasa gathering. This year, the Centre welcomed 100 children from Living Hope* and Yayasan Generasi Gemilang* (GG), as well as 50 National Kidney Foundation (NKF)* Malaysia patients and their families to an evening of fun and festivities. Kicking off the exciting gathering, the Centre’s award-winning chefs, team members and media friends led the young VIPs in decorating giant ‘Hari Raya-themed’ cookies with colourful royal icing, sprinkles, chocolate buttons and an assortment of other delicious toppings! All guests were then treated to the Centre’s ‘Kampung Classics’, a sumptuous buka puasa […]

Singapore Welcomes First Hilton Garden Inn

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Singapore Welcomes First Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon opens in colourful Little India district SINGAPORE and MCLEAN, Va. – June 1, 2017 – Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced its entry into Singapore with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon. The hotel brings 328 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand. “As a testament to our commitment to sustaining Hilton’s growth through Asia Pacific, we are proud to open our first Hilton Garden Inn in Singapore, a prominent gateway city in South East Asia,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is located in Singapore’s Little India district – one of the most vibrant and well-connected areas of the […]

Melbourne’s Culinary King Chris Lucas Opens Kisumé Japanese Restaurant in Flinders Lane

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Melbourne’s Culinary King Chris Lucas Opens Kisumé Japanese Restaurant in Flinders Lane

Kisumé [kiss-oo-meh] meaning ‘a pure obsession with beauty’ is the latest restaurant from Chris Lucas. The highly anticipated, three-level concept venue opens its doors for the first time on Monday, 15 May. Kisumé is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar and restaurant residing on the ground floor and basement levels, whilst Kuro Kisumé sits on the first floor. Kuro Kisumé (meaning black) includes The Table, a unique omakase-style dining experience seating just 12, two private dining rooms with a similar bespoke offering, plus the Chablis Bar, the first such bar in Australia. A place where the traditionalist and modernist meet, Kisumé is not only about the dining; there are many other facets to explore. Kisumé will stimulate your senses, time […]

The Jazz Corner Hotel Opens In Melbourne CBD

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The Jazz Corner Hotel Opens In Melbourne CBD

Striking a high note, The Jazz Corner Hotel opens its door to the public last March 9TH and is situated at 352 William Street opposite leafy Flagstaff Gardens and above Bird’s Basement, the world‐renowned jazz venue, associated with Birdland in New York. Offering 150 rooms with 3 different room types, choose your signature style from a luxurious studio and one bedroom apartment that strikes the right cord or have a family gathering in a two bedroom apartment. The well‐appointed rooms will suit all types of visitor requirements from business to leisure and all in between. They feature a top‐quality queen or king‐size bed, appointed with pillow top bedding, micro‐fibre quilts and feather down pillows. All rooms feature fully equipped kitchens, balconies, in‐room […]

Travel Recommends: A One-Way Solution to Enjoy Seamless Travel Experience for Malaysia’s Outbound Traveller

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Travel Recommends: A One-Way Solution to Enjoy Seamless Travel Experience for Malaysia’s Outbound Traveller

Travelrecommends.com – a travel website that offers travel essential products at affordable rates to enhance one’s travel experience. KUALA LUMPUR, JUNE 1, 2017– Malaysia-based website Travel Recommends, founded in year 2016, officially launches Japan Rail Pass at the lowest rate. With the aim of providing a seamless travel experience, Travel Recommends offers a complimentary 2-day unlimited 4G TravelWiFi to Malaysia’s outbound traveller with the purchase of 2 Japan Rail Passes. One of Travel Recommends’ core business is to provide unlimited data usage through the TravelWiFi router where travellers get to enjoy the perks of staying connected while travelling abroad. “Japan is the most popular destination among Malaysian travellers, so we believe by providing travel essentials such as unlimited TravelWiFi and Japan Rail […]

Timez Hotel Melaka Celebrates Melaka’s Vaunted History

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Timez Hotel Melaka Celebrates Melaka’s Vaunted History

A modern heritage boutique hotel in the heart of Jonker Street Jonker Street, Melaka – Melaka’s historical Jonker Street welcomes a new boutique hotel that pays homage the city’s colourful past while catering the today’s traveller. Timez Hotel Melaka presents 15 individually-designed rooms and suites with a modern heritage concept, designed for the urban traveller seeking a unique travel experience and to explore the city’s multi-faceted personality. Housed in a converted pre-war building within easy walking distance of Jonker Street’s key attractions, each of the cosy rooms and spacious suites is themed according to one of five cultures that have helped define Melaka through centuries: Peranakan, Chinese, Dutch, British and Portuguese. Every single detail, from the easy-to-use coffee machines to retro-inspired floor […]

Scam Alert: Beware of Free Tickets Scams using AirAsia Brand

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Scam Alert: Beware of Free Tickets Scams using AirAsia Brand

AirAsia would like to warn the public on a social media post that has been circulating offering free tickets through an online survey.

Music without Limits with the New Sony WS623 Sports Walkman®

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Music without Limits with the New Sony WS623 Sports Walkman®

Malaysia, 26 April 2017– Keep the music going on any terrain with the all-new waterproof and dustproof wearable WS623 Walkman®, now with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. Built to endure extreme outdoor conditions or any sporting activity, the wearable Walkman® is the ultimate sports companion that brings you music without limits. With improved wearing comfort, the WS623 Walkman® features an ergonomic, slim and light design that stays in place no matter the movement. Newly equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, you now have the option of streaming music from your smartphone using the convenient Near-field Communication (NFC) one-touch pairing, or simply store up to 16GB of audio within. Love the sea? The WS623 Walkman® is salt waterproof, allowing you to swim to a depth of […]

Muslim Millennial Travel Report to be Launched at ITB Asia 2017

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Muslim Millennial Travel Report to be Launched at ITB Asia 2017

Singapore, 24 May 2017 – ITB Asia, “Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show”, has extended its partnership with CrescentRating to deliver another exclusive insights programme into the multi-billion dollar Muslim travel market. According to findings from the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2017, the most comprehensive research on the Muslim travel market, the sector will continue to grow at a fast pace and is estimated to reach US$220 billion in 2020. With more than 50 percent of Muslims under the age of 30 years*, insights and discussions on the impact of Muslim millennial travellers on destinations and businesses will take centre stage at this year’s conference. The MasterCard-Crescentrating Muslim millennial travel report will be released at the second “Halal In Travel – […]

Hong Kong Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with 3-Day Races and Parties

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Hong Kong Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival with 3-Day Races and Parties

HONG KONG, CHINA – 29 May 2017 – The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Tuen Ng Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival which pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty. It is celebrated across the globe on the 5th day in the fifth month on Lunar calendar. Hong Kong, as Asia’s World City with well-kept Chinese traditions, combines dragon boat races with exciting party elements and turn it into a 3-day, fun-filled carnival for everyone this summer! Set against the city’s iconic skyline, the 2017 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be held from 2 to 4 June at Central Harbourfront. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the […]

Firefly Airlines’ Unique #TrueMalaysian Video Hits the Spotlight

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Firefly Airlines’ Unique #TrueMalaysian Video Hits the Spotlight

29 MAY 2017, SUBANG – Firefly has pitched many parts of Malaysia beautifully as one big home in a 7.28-minute video recently. The 100% Malaysian airline proudly takes one to the many different heart beats of Malaysia which tells a story about how beautiful Malaysia is via this uniquely done video, titled Firefly – A Symbol of a #TrueMalaysian Pride. The video brings you to the different parts of Malaysia, including some of the unknown places such as Balai Nobat in Alor Setar, Sleeping Buddha in Kota Bahru, Kampung Cina in Terengganu, Kilang Bateri in Johor Bahru, Kellie’s Castle in Ipoh, Cameron Highlands in Kuantan, The Top in Penang, Cenang Beach in Pulau Langkawi, Mah Meri Orang Asli Village in Selangor and […]

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Wins Global Digital Infrastructure Award!

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Wins Global Digital Infrastructure Award!

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 May 2017 ­–  The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) was announced as the joint winner of the INCON Digital Infrastructure Award 2017 at the Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events (IMEX) Frankfurt 2017 recently. Commenting on the win, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are honoured to receive the Digital Infrastructure Award and very much appreciate this accolade from INCON, which recognises meeting venues that are consistently upgrading their digital backbone to meet the changing needs of clients. The Award is based on the principle that meetings are better when supported by a first-class digital infrastructure that connects delegates efficiently to enhance the meeting productivity and experience.” Pryor continued, “Information technology (IT) infrastructure is […]

New Malaysian Criteria of Classification for Tourist Accommodation Premises Launched

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New Malaysian Criteria of Classification for Tourist Accommodation Premises Launched

On 25 May 2017, The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) introduced the new Malaysian Criteria for Classification of Tourist Accommodation Premises, launched by Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz at Tanah Farrah Soraya Eco Resort in Raub, Pahang. The five categories are City Hotels; Highland Hotels; Beach, Island, Lake and River Resorts; Innovative Hotels and Boutique Hotels. To be implemented beginning 1 June 2017, the new criteria provide a host of benefits to the hotel industry such as improving the diversity of hotel services and product offerings, enhancing hotel service quality and maintenance of facilities, including more objective evaluation during the star-rating exercise. In his opening speech, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri said […]

Explore Hong Kong’s Old Town Central in Five Experiential Routes

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Explore Hong Kong’s Old Town Central in Five Experiential Routes

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2017 – Experience the sights and sounds at your own pace while strolling through the streets of Central and neighbouring Sheung Wan on a self-guided walk while exploring Hong Kong’s rich history, culture, art and entertainment scenes. Five distinctively themed walking routes have been thoughtfully designed in a form of a walking guide to reveal over 100 years of Hong Kong history. Central is well-known as a glitzy financial district, jam-packed with skyscrapers, but beneath the stunning skyline, history, art, food and culture have taken root in this once colonial neighbourhood. Along the way, witness the dramatic transformations that have characterised Central’s short but colourful history, and explore a city that is constantly changing but has never forgotten […]

Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2017 Award Presentation and Gala Dinner

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Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards 2017 Award Presentation and Gala Dinner

Kuala Lumpur: The Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Tourism Awards came to a resounding finale with the Award Presentation and Gala Dinner Event held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Organized by the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau under Kuala Lumpur City Hall, this year’s event was the third edition of the tri-annual industry awards programme. The previous editions were organized in 2011 and 2014. Around 650 guests that included Kuala Lumpur tourism industry players, related government agencies and members of the media attended the event. The guest of honour for the evening was the Minister of Tourism & Culture, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz. The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur read the address of the Minister of Federal Territories, who could not attend […]

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts the Exhibition of “Noh” Japanese Traditional Performing Art

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts the Exhibition of “Noh” Japanese Traditional Performing Art

Introducing Wooden Masks, Costumes from the Renowned Noh Play “Hagoromo” Feather Robe TOKYO – Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition entitled “Enjoying Japan’s Traditional Performing Art Noh” from June 1st to 29th, 2017. This is the second consecutive year that the hotel will host a special Noh exhibition in cooperation with the National Noh Theatre. This year’s exhibition focuses upon “Hagoromo (Feather Robe)”, a famous Noh play based upon the celestial maiden legend, and will display traditional carved wooden Noh masks, intricately woven Noh costumes, and other related artistic props used in Noh performances. This exhibition, held in cooperation with the National Noh Theatre, also includes paintings by […]

Garmin Unveils Three New Watches for Users of All Ages

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Garmin Unveils Three New Watches for Users of All Ages

vivosmart® 3, vivofit® jr., and Forerunner 935 to help a wider range of people stay fit and healthy, consistently Kuala Lumpur, 24 May 2017 – Keeping track of health, fitness, and wellness is not limited to a certain age group, and should begin from young, right up to adulthood. This is of course, easier said than done. With school, tuition classes and exams taking up most of a young person’s day, and with professionals working long hours to climb the corporate ladder, keeping fit has become somewhat elusive for a lot of people. Garmin, the prime player in wearables technology for sports and fitness, understands this; which is why they’ve made it their prime objective to assist everyone, young and old, achieve […]

Going Further with AirAsiaGo.Com

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Going Further with AirAsiaGo.Com

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May, 2017 – AirAsiaGo.com, Malaysia’s most preferred one-stop online travel portal, announced the introduction of Muslim-friendly feature, in conjunction with its 10th Year Anniversary milestone. At a media event held in Kuala Lumpur recently, AirAsiaGo.com also announced the winners of its ‘AirAsiaGo’s 10th Anniversary Special’, where prizes worth RM245,888.00 which included the new limited edition AirAsiaGo.com orange-coloured Mini Cooper as the grand prize and 10 other consolation prizes of travel packages to exotic destinationssuch as Maldives, Perth, Kaohsiung, Xi’An and more.   Introducing Muslim-Friendly Features Concluding the celebration of a decade in service, AirAsiaGo.com is set to deliver a better user experience, taking travellers on a more exciting journey, by providing convenient and affordable travel for all. For Muslim […]

“Free Summer, Fly for free” Across Vietnam with Vietjet

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“Free Summer, Fly for free” Across Vietnam with Vietjet

As part of Vietjet’s exciting “Free summer, Fly for free” campaign, the airline is launching another a three golden-day promotion which offers millions of promotional tickets priced from only USD0.00 starting today until 25 May 2017.

AirAsia and Everbright Sign China Joint Venture MOU

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AirAsia and Everbright Sign China Joint Venture MOU

BEIJING, 14 May 2017 – AirAsia Berhad has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Everbright and Henan Government Working Group to establish a low-cost carrier (LCC) in China. It outlines how the parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost aviation business based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China. In addition, AirAsia (China) will invest in aviation infrastructure, including a dedicated LCC terminal at Zhengzhou airport and an aviation academy to train pilots, crew and engineers, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities to service aircraft. The MoU was exchanged between AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Everbright Financial Investment Holding Executive Director […]

Confronting Memories: Reimagining the White Terror

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Confronting Memories: Reimagining the White Terror

Confronting Memories: an exhibition dedicated to Yuanfang Wang, the artist’s grandfather who was murdered during the White Terror.

AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

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AirAsia Hosts The First Ever Santan Food Festival

SEPANG, 22 May 2017 – AirAsia today hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region. The event showcased the gastronomical delights of Santan hot meals from across AirAsia’s network, including the latest signature dish, Thai Green Curry with Rice, an aromatic chicken curry infused with authentic Thai spices served with fluffy fragrant white rice. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Food is a great unifying factor across the region. What we are doing is bringing the wonderful flavours of Asean into Santan to create a unique food experience, with the vision of replicating the on-ground gourmet experience onboard. The flavour profile and pricing of inflight food has always been […]

MOU Signing Between MyBHA and O2O Commerce Sdn Bhd

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MOU Signing Between MyBHA and O2O Commerce Sdn Bhd

The Malaysia Budget Hotel Association (MyBHA) held their 16th Annual General Meeting today at the Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MATIC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Marco Robinson Shares Revolutionary Tools for Financial Freedom for the Malaysian Palate

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Marco Robinson Shares Revolutionary Tools for Financial Freedom for the Malaysian Palate

Kuala Lumpur, 22nd May – After decades of struggle and disappointment, Marco Robinson has made his name as a multimillion-dollar property investor, Number One Best Selling Author and award-winning entrepreneur. He is now on a mission to help Malaysians change their own lives by sharing his story and the unorthodox tools he uses to achieve financial freedom through workshops and bootcamps he conducts under The Wealth Revolution Group which he founded. He is no stranger to the public speaking and motivational talk circuit and has made countless appearances in a number of radio and television networks in the United Kingdom and the pages of renowned publications such as Forbes and Bloomberg. Robinson also owns a number of businesses operating under his global franchise […]

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council Wins “Medical Travel Organisation of the Year”

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Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council Wins “Medical Travel Organisation of the Year”

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) was proclaimed “Medical Travel Organisation of the Year” at the 2017 Asia Pacific Healthcare & Medical Tourism Awards

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel Dares Travellers to Redefine the Traditional “Business Brag”

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Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel Dares Travellers to Redefine the Traditional “Business Brag”

Renaissance Hotels hosted its sixth annual Global Day of Discovery (GDoD) to encourage business travellers to experience “5 to 9” with as much vigor as they approach their “9 to 5,”.

Sand & Sandals,New Ultimate Luxury Beachfront Resort Debuts at Desaru,Johor

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Sand & Sandals,New Ultimate Luxury Beachfront Resort Debuts at Desaru,Johor

Techvance Hotel & Resort Group unveiled its first resort, Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa at the heart of Desaru, Johor.

Lenovo Moto Raya Bonanza Campaign Embrace the Festivities this Season

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Lenovo Moto Raya Bonanza Campaign Embrace the Festivities this Season

This festive season, Lenovo and Moto will be hosting a ‘Raya Bonanza Campaign’. Stand a chance to win a trip to Turkey or South Korea!

Explore Exotic Indonesia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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Explore Exotic Indonesia at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, is organizing the Indonesia Street Bukit Bintang Fiesta at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from 18 until 21 May 2017 with the theme “Explore Exotic Indonesia”.