“PERTARUNGAN” at The National Visual Arts Gallery

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“PERTARUNGAN” at The National Visual Arts Gallery

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 April 2012 — National Visual Arts Gallery (NVAG) proudly present an Art Exhibition “Pertarungan Amron Omar” which was officiated by Tun Daim Zainuddin today.“PERTARUNGAN” (define as a match) is a first individual exhibition of the artist Amron Omar.

Firefly increases frequencies between Subang – Langkawi to meet school holiday demand

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Firefly increases frequencies between Subang – Langkawi to meet school holiday demand

SUBANG: Firefly will add four weekly flights on its Subang – Langkawi route to meet school holiday demand. The additional frequencies, from May 25 to June 10 will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.With these additional flights, the total number of weekly flights between Subang and Langkawi will increase from 10 to 14 and result in an increase of weekly seats on this route from 1,440 to 2,016.

Fin Chemistry wins Local Round of Hard Rock Rising

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Fin Chemistry wins Local Round of Hard Rock Rising

PENANG, MALAYSIA, April 5, 2012 – 12,000+ bands entered worldwide. More than 275,000 votes were cast. 841 bands competed. And now, the results are in and Penang’s own Fin Chemistry has won the local round of Hard Rock Rising the global battle of the bands! After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Penang, Fin Chemistry is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime a spot on the bill at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park, featuring headlining performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Paul Simon and more to be announced! Now, it’s up to you, Penang, to show your support and help these emerging artists live out their dreams!

Songket Restaurant is one year old!

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Songket Restaurant is one year old!

Songket Restaurant is already one year old! This ambient restaurant has been serving KLites with authentic mouth-watering Malay cuisines that is rarely found in the heart of the metropolis. Offering interesting Malay cuisine, Songket Restaurant has taken it to a higher level and has won a lot of hearts, both local and foreign, through its tantalising offerings.

Award Winning THAI Chef’s Add Spice to THAI Food Festival at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

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Award Winning THAI Chef’s Add Spice to THAI Food Festival at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 9 April 2012 – Thai food connoisseurs will get the opportunity this month to experience authentic Thai culinary prepared by visiting award-winning Thai chefs at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur.From 16 to 30 April 2012, renowned Thai culinary instructor Chef Aek Charttrakul together with distinguished lecturer Chef Sangwan Thummasa from the prominent Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, will be preparing a wide array of well-known Thai dishes at Checkers Café in Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Gearing up to host PATA Annual Conference 2012 Putrajaya

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Malaysia Gearing up to host PATA Annual Conference 2012 Putrajaya

Putrajaya, 21 March 2012 : Malaysia will be hosting the 2012 PATA Annual Conference from 19 to 22 April 2012, making it the fourth time in forty years that the nation was doing so.Organised by PATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association, at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, the conference will be themed “Building the Business Beyond Profits” where some of Asia Pacific’s conscientious entrepreneurs and industry practitioners will share their successful managerial and entrepreneurship business models and principles with international and local delegates

Firefly turns five today!

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Firefly turns five today!

SUBANG – Firefly celebrates its fifth year of operations this month by offering passengers a promotional fare from RM55, one way, all-in for selected domestic routes.

Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur “GOES DARK” in support of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’S EARTH HOUR 2012

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Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur “GOES DARK” in support of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’S EARTH HOUR 2012

Kuala Lumpur, 1 April 2012 Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur joined other international participants for Earth Hour Day today on 31 March 2012, a movement initiated by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Makan Kitchen: the perfect weekend venue for family celebrations

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Makan Kitchen: the perfect weekend venue for family celebrations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –March 29, 2012 – Families will now have a good reason to celebrate or spend quality family time at Makan Kitchen as the restaurant is introducing a Kids Eat for Free* promotion on weekends. From April, kids aged 12 years and below will enjoy the Full Makan Kitchen Experience buffet during high tea and dinner on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for free, with every full-price paying adult.

Firefly defers commencement of Subang – Hat Yai service

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Firefly defers commencement of Subang – Hat Yai service

SUBANG: Firefly has deferred the commencement of its newest route between Subang and Hat Yai following a series of bomb attacks in Yala and Hat Yai district in Songkhla,Thailand, on Saturday.

Pleasant Visit by Hon. Eng. W. Mzembi, Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe

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Pleasant Visit by Hon. Eng. W. Mzembi, Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe

PUTRAJAYA, 30 March 2012 – Hon. Eng. W. Mzembi, Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe made a surprise visit to Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside. Hon. Eng. W. Mzembi was welcomed Mr Franck Loison, General Manager of Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside followed by tour around the hotel area.

Firefly Kota Bahru sectors

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Firefly Kota Bahru sectors

Firefly recently introduced the Kota Bharu – Johor Bahru service, making it the only commercial airline to link the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with the Southern state of Johor. This service will commence on 26 April 2012 with flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Jessica Minh Anh made history with the world’s highest fashion show

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Jessica Minh Anh made history with the world’s highest fashion show

On the 19th March 2012, global fashion entrepreneur and model Jessica Minh Anh made history with the first ever fashion show on the SkyBridge of the world’s tallest twin structure, the PETRONAS Twin Towers, 175 metres above street level. The hotly anticipated red carpet event showcased collections from ten different countries, marking a new height in fashion and the latest triumph of rising star Jessica.

China Bar & Lounge at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Showcases Dominique Bodin

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China Bar & Lounge at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Showcases Dominique Bodin

PUTRAJAYA, 5 March 2012 – China Bar & Lounge is pleased to showcase a talented pianist, Dominique Bodin performing from 19 to 25 March 2012. Dominique, a renowned French pianist has performed in various International venues, entertaining audiences with his chord melodies.

Semara pampers parents and keeps kids entertained

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Semara pampers parents and keeps kids entertained

Boutique Bali property Semara Resort & Spa Seminyak has launched a new package that pampers parents and keeps kids entertained.The resort’s Play Date & Pampering package allows mum (or dad) to bliss out with an indulgent 90-minute Balinese massage at Semara Spa while their child enjoys two hours of quality, supervised play time at Cubby HouseKids Club.Priced from just Rp350,000++(approximately AUD$36.30) the offer is the perfect way for parents to totally relax knowing their children are being cared for and having fun.

Premium Wagyu Beef and Master Kobe Specials this April at Tosca

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Premium Wagyu Beef and Master Kobe Specials this April at Tosca

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – March 06, 2012 – This April, Eric Siew, Executive Sous Chef of Tosca, the al-fresco Italian restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is introducing Wagyu Beef and Master Kobe as its specials. Specially flown in from Australia, these premium meats known for its marbling texture can be enjoyed from April 9 to May 22 in seven different cooking styles.DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s Italian Restaurant offers seven different cooking styles for its Wagyu Beef and Master Kobe Specials

We Are Honouring All Mums

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We Are Honouring All Mums

PUTRAJAYA, 20 March 2012 – On Mother’s Day; Sunday, 13 May 2012 B’s Restaurant at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside offers some great celebration for mums, which is sure to make her day.Enjoy a leisurely afternoon indulgence like no other with tempting selection of lavish treats topped with fun-filled session from 11:00am to 3:00pm, featuring an international buffet with live cooking kitchen concept.

Firefly celebrates its latest milestone with children in Kota Bharu

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Firefly celebrates its latest milestone with children in Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu – As a community airline, Firefly prides itself with its efforts to give back to the community. Today, Firefly celebrated the launch of its newest route by treating 50 childrenwith a hearty luncheon filled with a series of activities with renowned local singers and actors. They were Ezlynn- a female pop singer, Al-Mawlid – a nasyid group formed by initial band members of Innuendo, Ruffedge, VE, and Fabulous Cat, Siti Saleha – an actress, and Fiffi Natasya – a new model and actress.

MGTO Promotes MACAU as Cultural Tourism Destinations in MATTA Fair

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MGTO Promotes MACAU as Cultural Tourism Destinations in MATTA Fair

March 15, Kuala Lumpur – The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) participates in the MATTA Travel Fair, held at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur from March 16-18, 2012 promoting Macau as a cultural tourism destination.Looking at a long term objective of developing Macau as a world center of tourism and leisure, MGTO took this opportunity to showcase Macau as a unique holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends.

Fly domestic from RM25 only

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Fly domestic from RM25 only

SUBANG: Firefly will offer online promotional airfares for both local and regional destinations from tomorrow until Tuesday for travel from June 11, 2012 to March 30, 2013.

30 Days Left to Enjoy LEGOLAND® Malaysia Pre-Opening Annual Pass Promotion

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30 Days Left to Enjoy LEGOLAND® Malaysia Pre-Opening Annual Pass Promotion

Johor, 16 March 2012 – Since the launch of the pre-opening promotional annual passes in December 2011, LEGOLAND® Malaysia has received positive responses from the public on the sale of these annual passes. To date LEGOLAND Malaysia, which is especially designed for families with children from 2-12 years of age, has sold over 10,000 passes with 60% sold in Malaysia.

Singapore, The Ultimate Ride

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Singapore, The Ultimate Ride

You’ll have a thrilling time with TRANSFORMERS The Ride, one of many world renowned brands recently arrived in Singapore. With celebrated brands like American designer Michael Kors setting up shop here, legendary chef Joël Robuchon bringing his Michelin star expertise to town with L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Joël Robuchon Restaurant and one of the biggest American megaclubs, Avalon, bringing on the party atmosphere (see elsewhere in this Guide for more on all of these), a visit to Singapore these days is a chance to sample the world at your doorstep. It’s a fun ride and we do mean that quite literally.

Weifang Beda gets licence to rebuild Malaysia Pavilion in China

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Weifang Beda gets licence to rebuild Malaysia Pavilion in China

PUTRAJAYA, 7 March 2012 : The Malaysia Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 that showcased a unique Minangkabau-style rooftop in batik painting is set to be rebuilt at the tourism zone in Weifang Binhai Economic & Technological Development Area (BEDA), China.

A gentle sea breeze is blowing on Le Grill at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo

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A gentle sea breeze is blowing on Le Grill at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo

A gentle sea breeze is blowing on Le Grill at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo The Monte-Carlo SBM group has updated the décor in Le Grill.

200 taxis launched at Berlin during ITB 2012

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200 taxis launched at Berlin during ITB 2012

BERLIN, 8 March 2012 – A taxi campaign involving 200 taxis wrapped and branded with Malaysian images, was launched at the world’s biggest travel trade exhibition, International Tourism Bourse (ITB) here Thursday.
The eye-catching images, showing the sunny beach paradise and orang utans in a stunning jungle setting with the rafflesia – the largest flower in the world, give Malaysia the opportunity to stand out from the other more than 188 countries which are exhibiting at ITB.

Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum : Architecture in Islamic Arts

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Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum : Architecture in Islamic Arts

“Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum: Architecture in Islamic World”, a travelling exhibition of objects and art from the Aga Khan Museum collections, which has been touring renowned museums in key European cities, is now coming to the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

New GSA for AIR CANADA

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New GSA for AIR CANADA

Canada’s largest full-service airline has announced the appointment of Discover The World Marketing (DTWM) as its General Sales Agent in Malaysia, or as it is officially known, its Malaysian Representative. Vivian Ku of DTWM says that Air Canada is the largest provider of scheduled passenger services for flights within Canada and for flights from Canada to the USA and every major international destination.

Starbucks® Blonde Roast Coffee – The Lighter Roast Perfected

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Starbucks® Blonde Roast Coffee – The Lighter Roast Perfected

Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Sdn Bhd has introduced a new blend to its roast coffee family after more than four decades of expertise in sourcing, roasting and blending to create this perfect blend.

Firefly offers best deals – Fly, Stay & Shop packages at MATTA Fair

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Firefly offers best deals – Fly, Stay & Shop packages at MATTA Fair

SUBANG: Firefly is targeting a 20 per cent increase in sales revenue for its turboprop operation at the upcoming MATTA Fair in Kuala Lumpur, compared to sales of RM1 million made at last year’s fair.

World Best Water-Skier, Clementine Luicine Visits Putrajaya

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World Best Water-Skier, Clementine Luicine Visits Putrajaya

Clementine and the French national team will undergo a 3-weeks intensive training with their French national coach, Marian Malaquin before they embark on their first opening event at Melbourne, Australia scheduled early March 2012.