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MATTA Fair 2019 Highlights – Travel Trends For Year 2019

First of the two MATTA Fair 2019 has come to an end yesterday. The 2nd half of the event will be held sometimes this September. I went to the event on Sunday, the last day of the 3-day event which held from 15th- 17th March 2019. Huge crowds were seen flocking in and finding empty car park lot was next to impossible. After exploring the event, here I would love to recap some of the event highlights which reflect the travel trends for year 2019. Travel Trends for year 2019 This half...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Travel Tips, Royal Caribbean, Travel Deals, Travel Destinations, Travel plan, Overseas Travel, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Malaysia Travel Event, Matta Fair 2019


AmLife Celebrates World Sleep Day with AmPower Platinum Blanket

( = || []).push({}); This is something cool and new we are sharing as this is the first time ever, we participate the World Sleep Day. AmLife returned with its World Sleep Day tribute for the fourth year in a row. Understanding the concern of many sleepless night, AmLife International launched the AmPower Platinum Blanket in tandem with World Sleep Day at Sunway Resort Hotel Petaling Jaya. ( = ...
Tags: Travel, Events, Malaysia, Evi, Headline, Others, Sheraton, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip, AirAsia Hong Leong Bank Credit Card, AmLife International, AmPower Platinum Blanket, Sunway Resort Hotel Petaling Jaya, Amlife AmPower Platinum Blanket, Sleep Health, Nielsen Company Did


The Proboscis Monkey of Borneo – Proof that Size Matters After All

“Take you to see proboscis monkey?” suggested the taxi drivers lined up at the entrance to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Frankly, I had no idea what they were talking about. My visit to the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo had two goals: see the endangered orangutans and sun bears. I’d never heard of proboscis monkeys, so later that afternoon I turned to Father Google. The moment I saw a photo of these strange primates, I knew I had to see them in the... The post T...
Tags: Travel, Monkeys, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Kinabatangan River, Proboscis Monkey, Malaysian State of Sabah


Flight to Malaysia turns around after woman forgets baby

Hear the pilot's bizarre exchange with air traffic control
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Beer Price To Increase Up to 12% on 1st April 2019

First of all, this is not the April’s Fool Joke. Beer price set to increase from 3% to 12 % next months as reported on The Edge Markets today. Heineken Malaysia Bhd and Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd announced that the price hike is due to increase cost in raw materials and packaging materials, resulting from the rise of global commodity prices. ( = || []).push({}); According the The Edge Markets, Heineken will raise the prices of its produc...
Tags: Travel, Food, Malaysia, Heineken, Malaysia Airlines, Carlsberg, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Heineken Malaysia Bhd, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd, Edge Markets Heineken, Roland Bala, Franck EversThe CONNOR


Eight Countries Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8

Updated: Everyone is talking about Boeing 737 Max 8. We listed 40 Airlines Flying with Boeing 737 Max 8 last night in our story and there are more countries grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 after China initiated the move. Seven countries now grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 until further notice and investigation. ( = || []).push({}); What happened to Boeing 737 Max 8? Last Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet crashed minutes after take-off killing...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Frankfurt, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ethiopia, Airlines, Headline, Boeing, Bangkok, Mauritius


TUI to open tour operation in MalaysiaTUI to open tour operation in Malaysia

Operator continues to expand in growing Asian market
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List of 40 Airlines Flying with Boeing 737 Max 8

Last Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet crashed minutes after take-off killing all 157 people on board and it was the Boing 737 Max 8. This is the exact same model of the tragic crash of Lion Air Flight JT610 which killed all 189 people on board last October. Two airlines accidents involving the same plane model prompt China to suspend all flights with Boeing 737 Max 8. ( = || []).push({}); We never flew with Boeing 737 Max 8 but on...
Tags: Travel, China, Air Canada, Malaysia, Airlines, Headline, Boeing, Bangkok, Southwest Airlines, Mauritius, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Jet Airways, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others


Our First Video with 5 Million Views on Youtube

( = || []).push({}); We have a Youtube Channel and we have been actively creating food, travel and event videos since last year. Our little Youtube Channel has 19k subscribers so far and we just had our first video with 5 million views! This video is taken during one of our travel assignments last year. This is the video. Jurassic World ROAR! Show Universal Studios Singapore. This is one of the few videos we posted for Universal St...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Universal Studios, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Universal Studios Singapore, YouTube Channel, Newcastle Preview, Newcastle Malaysia Airlines, Tokyo Rush Hour


Malaysia Airlines CEO Sent Shocking Message On The Future of the Airlines

There are many reports on Malaysia Airlines for the past few days after Khazanah posts loss before tax of RM6.27b in 2018. Many ‘experts’ and ‘consultants’ blamed Malaysia Airlines for the loss and there were echoes to either close down or to sell Malaysia Airlines. For that, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail sent a shocking internal circular message to all the Malaysia Airlines Berhad employees this morning. ( = || []).push({})...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Uncategorized, United States, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Airlines, Headline, Liverpool Fc, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Board, Changi Airport, Khazanah, Malaysia Airlines Berhad


Facelifted Resort World Genting – Love You To The Sky

Genting Highland is always one of the most popular getaway destinations among local Malaysian and Singaporean. I had written a introductory post on Genting Highland some 10 years ago. Since then, it had made a long way to become an international renown highland resort now. Rebranded as Resort World Genting, it attracts over 25 Millions visitors from all over the world each year! With all the latest features and attractions Resort World Genting has to offer now, it’s best for me to ...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Travel Guides, Genting, San Franscisco, Ripley, Johor, Sky Avenue, Skyway, Zouk, Genting Highland, RWG, New Attractions, Resort World Genting, Sky Symphony


PHOTO: Lucky Closeup of a Bornean Thick-Billed Spiderhunter

I traveled to the Malaysian State of Sabah on the island of Borneo mainly to see orangutans in the wild and to learn about the endangered Sun Bears. An unexpected bonus was the astonishing birdlife. I spotted Rhinoceros hornbills, with their weird red and gold banana-shaped headdresses, as well as black and white Oriental Pied Hornbills. Unfortunately, my telephoto lens was not good enough to capture decent photos of either species, as they were sitting in high treetops, surrounded by dense foli...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Birds, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan


Spicy Mala Sauce Rabbit Head Food Dujiangyan China

( = || []).push({}); This is one of the unique food or bizarre food in China. Rabbit head is actually a popular food in Chengdu China. Then, it spread to other cities nearby such as Dujiangyan in Sichuan. We have rabbit meat in Malaysia but it never popular. There were attempts to popularise rabbit meat in Malaysia but it never succeeds. However, rabbit head is extremely popular in Chengdu. The rabbit head is sold with spicy mala sauce...
Tags: Travel, Food, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Headline, CNY, Airasia, Sichuan, Chengdu, Tony, Yee Sang, Chengdu Sichuan, Sichuan China, Chengdu China


Best pancake recipes around world

Debates rage in the US over the superiority of waffles versus pancakes. Poll the global community, though, and the answer becomes obvious: pancakes. While several countries have their own takes on waffles, traditional pancake recipes span the continents, incorporate more creative flavors, fall on both sides of the sweet-savory divide, and come in all different shapes and sizes, proving just how seriously the world takes this delicious staple. Take note IHOP: Each of these 13 delicious interna...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Wales, Mexico, France, Russia, US, Malaysia, Morocco, Cambodia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Tuscany, All, Pancakes, North Africa


The Best Hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport? You’ve come to the right place! As one of Asia’s biggest international airports, Kuala Lumpur is a great place to transit or have a layover en route to your final destination. It’s home to AirAsia, one of the world’s biggest low-cost airlines, and the full-service national carrier – Malaysia Airlines – continues to offer incredibly competitive flight prices. To take advantage of some of the best deals, they may require long lay...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, US, Transit, Malaysia, Middle East, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Airport, Travel Tips, Selangor, Klia2, Airasia, Destinations, Kuala Lumpur International Airport


McDonald’s Malaysia Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Review

( = || []).push({}); We did a shout out post on McDonald’s Malaysia New Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries and McNuggets Sauce earlier today. This is the new promotional menu for McDonald’s Malaysia starting today. Thus, we went to order the McNuggets with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce without the Loaded Fries. Some of our Singaporean friends who read our story told us that the salted egg yolk sauce (or the whole gimmick) is a disappointment. We went ahea...
Tags: Travel, Food, Malaysia, Headline, Airasia, McDonald, Char Kuey Teow, Salted Egg Yolk, Jalan Sayur Pudu, McDonald 's Malaysia Salted Egg Yolk Sauce Review, McNuggets Sauce, McDonald 's Malaysia Salted Egg Yolk, Related Posts McDonald


McDonald’s Malaysia New Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries and McNuggets Sauce

( = || []).push({}); Let’s start March with a bang! Check out McDonald’s Malaysia New Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries and McNuggets Sauce. They started promoting it late last night and it is on sale today (1st March 2019). There are two new salted egg promotional food you can order at McDonald’s Malaysia. The Salted Egg Yolk Loaded Fries with Chicken Bits and the McNuggets with the Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. They also launched the Youtube ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Malaysia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, McDonald, Cheras, MarketSalted Egg Yolk Croissant, Le Bread Days CaféNasi Lemak Burger, Damansara Utama Petaling Jaya


How to Get Around Southeast Asia on the Cheap

Posted: 2/28/2019 | February 28th, 2019 Southeast Asia may be a huge region — but it’s super easy to get around. It’s well-traveled (backpackers have been following “the banana pancake trail” since the late ’60s), and there’s an extensive network designed to ensure that you can easily get from A to B. In Hanoi and need to get to Bangkok? In Vientiane and want to go Malaysia? Or Ko Samui? No problem. Someone can arrange that. But what’s the best way to get around Southeast Asia on a budget? Ho...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ryanair, Myanmar, Easyjet, Vietnam, Laos


Protecting the Terminally Cute Sun Bears of Borneo

At high noon, I stood on the viewing platform at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center in Sabah, Borneo. In the intense humidity, rivers of sweat streamed down my face and neck. Within minutes, my T-shirt was soaking wet. I peered down into the enclosures below expecting these smallest of all the bear species to be sleeping or at best lethargic, but to my surprise they were active. Borneo is in the tropics, where it is always steamy. These bears are not bothered by the heat and humidity.... T...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Sabah Borneo, Sandakan, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, Sun Bear


Discover the KattenKabinet: Amsterdam’s Museum Devoted to Works of Art Featuring Cats

Image by T_Marjorie, via Flickr Commons There’s been quite a bit of barking in the media lately to herald the reopening of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, relocating from St. Louis to New York City’s Park Avenue. What’s a cat person to do? Perhaps decompress within Amsterdam’s KattenKabinet… In contrast to the Museum of the Dog’s glitzy, glass-fronted HQ, the Cat Cabinet maintains a fairly low profile inside a 17th-century canal house. (Several visitors have noted in their Trip Advi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, College, New York City, America, Bbc, Nature, Malaysia, Amsterdam, Rembrandt, St Louis, Morgan, Edward Gorey, Ken, Minsk


The first few days in George Town sooooo HOT.......

Our flight to Kuala Lumpur and onwards to Penang an island in Malaysia left Australia in the middle of the night. We had an uncomfortable and sleepless night the joys of foreign travel out of Australia I survived the flight by watching downloaded Net
Tags: Travel, Australia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Penang


Foodgasmfest Is Back at Central Park, Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya

( = || []).push({}); For food lovers, Foodgasmfest is back. The annual food festival gathers more than 100 types of food with a new approach. This year’s theme will be ‘Market-Look’ Food festival that offers a unique food direction which includes ‘wet’ market and ‘dry’ market.  The Foodgasmfest will be happening on 2nd to 3rd March 2019 (weekend) from 2pm to 10 pm at Central Park, Tropicana Metropark, Subang Jaya. The ‘Market-Look’ Foo...
Tags: Travel, Food, Events, Malaysia, Heineken, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Jom, Svago Limoncello, Central Park Tropicana Metropark Subang Jaya, Foodgasmfest, Tropicana Metropark, Gamuda, Samantha LeeDutch Lady, Smart Steps Workshop Kit PreviewHard Hat Party


The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town

I’ve been a frequent visitor to Penang over the last decade, being one of the few places I visit on an annual basis. I spend most of my time wandering the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Georgetown, as it’s undisputedly the main attraction. In the last few years though I’ve been lured out of the old town by two cafes, which has lead me to further explore the area south of the old town. This area has a distinct character from the old town. It has a lot of the same architecture, but...
Tags: Travel, New York, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Unesco, Brooklyn, Malaysia, Heritage, Silicon Valley, Soma, Ssp, Travel Blog, George Town, Penang, Unesco World Heritage, Tribeca


PHOTO: Orangutan Best Buddies – So Like Humans

Humans have long been fascinated by all members of the ape family. Orangutans, second largest of the apes after gorillas, rank extremely high on our fascination meter. There’s no mystery about this. We look at orangutans and see ourselves. I felt the same way when I visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and watched the human like behavior of orangutans. This pair may have been mother and child, but to me their behavior screamed “best buddies.” Having successfully fended off the mac...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Sabah, Apes, Borneo, Cultural Travel, Sandakan, Sepilok


American Website Listed Singapore as part of Malaysia

We just blogged about BBC article mentions Yee Sang belongs to Singapore and there is an American website listed Singapore as part of Malaysia. This is TheZoeReport.com. According to the website, The Zoe Report is a trusted destination made for and by women who live and breathe personal style. It is founded by Rachel Zoe in 2009. ( = || []).push({}); The website runs a story of ‘The Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In, According T...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bbc, Rachel Zoe, Malaysia, Headline, Economist, Chinatown, Universal Studios, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, City Hall, Buddha, Yee Sang


What to Expect at Security When Flying El Al

The national carrier of Israel, El Al, and other Israeli carriers are known for its stringent security. Having had experienced it a few weeks earlier on my flight from New York to Tel Aviv, I was fairly confident I knew what was coming. I thought that perhaps security was so strict because of the flight route: New York’s JFK to Tel Aviv, but I soon came to learn it was the same at every airport that El Al, or any other Israeli carrier, flies. This is my personal experience and may not match your...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Indonesia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Flying, Prague, Egypt, Malaysia, Middle East, Palestine, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Jordan


BBC article mentions Yee Sang is created in Singapore

( = || []).push({}); We blogged about the origin of Yee Sang in 2013 and you can read it here. Yesterday, BBC posted an article ‘Singapore Salad That Makes You Rich’ and you can read it here. The article mentioned that four chefs in Singapore created Yee Sang in 1960s. You can read the article from BBC and then you can also read the recent article from Cilisos ‘CHINA DIDN’T INVENT CNY YEE SANG, THIS SEREMBAN MAN DID!’. It is clearly stated th...
Tags: Travel, Food, Singapore, Bbc, Malaysia, Headline, Others, Malaysia - Food, Klang, Singapore Food, Yee Sang, Seremban, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Origin Of Yee Sang, Yee Sang Malaysia, Yee Sang Singapore


Pandan desserts from Southeast Asia

Some of the tastiest , most eye-catching desserts in Southeast Asia are bright green. While most neon desserts can typically credit their hue to artificial dyes, the verdant color is all thanks to a single natural ingredient: pandan, a plant that tastes of vanilla, tropical fruits, and flowers all wrapped in one. From silky, sweet custards to sticky rice cakes, the spiky leaves of the tropical pandan plant give desserts a distinctive grassy sweetness and a playful green hue. Also known as scr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, All, Pandan, Harold McGee, Kim David Shutterstock, Pandan Desserts, Southeast Asian Desserts


An Appreciation for the A380, an Airplane That Never Should Have Been Built

Less than 20 years after the aircraft program was launched, Airbus announced last week that it would begin winding down production on the A380. I’ve always thought this was an airplane that never should have been built. If Airbus breaks even on this program, then that would be the best possible outcome. If that doesn’t scream “not successful,” I don’t know what does. But that doesn’t mean it was all bad. In fact, as a passenger, the airplane was — and is — a delight to fly. So, consider th...
Tags: Travel, China, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Qatar, Chicago, Frankfurt, Malaysia, Paris, Emirates, Dubai, Qantas, Miami, Airbus


KY eats – Melanian Sang Nyuk Mian, Kota Kinabalu

When it comes to hawker dishes in Sabah, the most famous of them all is none other than north Borneo’s very own version of pork noodle – Sang Nyuk Mian (生肉面), or raw pork noodle in Hakka, the most spoken Chinese dialect this part of Malaysia. Melanian Sang Nyuk Mian, Kota Kinabalu To be honest, the difference between this and the KL version isn’t particularly huge. While pork noodle usually comes with kuih teow, yellow noodle, meehun, or mee suah, sang nyuk mian usually has their own version of...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, KK, Mian, Melanian, Lorong Lintas Square Lintas Plaza



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