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Malindo Air is Flying to Hokkaido Japan

It is confirmed! Malindo Air will be flying to Hokkaido Japan from KLIA. Malindo Air will fly to Chitose International Airport in Hokkaido. This is NOT a direct flight and there will be one stop at Taoyuan Airport in Taipei. This is the second airlines from Malaysia flying to Chitose International Airport after AirAsia X. AirAsia X flies direct from KLIA2 to Chitose International Airport Hokkaido. ( = || []).push({}); It is confirmed! Malindo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Malaysia, Airlines, Taipei, Headline, Airasia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Hokkaido, Sakura, Fukuoka, Hokkaido Japan, Malindo Air, Chitose, Japan - Hokkaido


How Cancelling Grab Car Booking During the Ride Could Risk Your Life

We usually take the Grab Car to go to the airport or while traveling in ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. In one of our rides from the airport back to our home last year, the Grab driver requested me to cancel my Grab Car booking so he doesn’t need to pay the commission back to Grab. The young man kept on asking for me to cancel the Grab booking so he can make the extra bucks. For many people, it could be why not since it doesn’t really ‘harm us’ anyways. Howeve...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Laos, Headline, Samsung Galaxy Note, Asean, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Tech / Gadgets, Singapore Thailand Vietnam, AnniversaryGrabCar Luxury Limousine


The CEO of the Alleged Online Travel Agency Scam is remanded

Remember we blogged on the story of 120 People Stranded in KLIA and 300 People Got Scammed by Online Travel Agency? According to Berita Harian online, the CEO of the scam Online Travel Agency is remanded for four days in connection of scamming customers on fake travel packages worth RM 2 million. ( = || []).push({}); The 34 year old CEO was arrested 11.55 this morning by the police at his office in Taman Kajang Sentral after a victim reported...
Tags: Travel, Google, Turkey, Malaysia, Paris, Harry, Headline, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Online Travel Agency Scam, Tom Dick, Online Travel Agency, Berita Harian, Ministry of Tourism Arts, Travel Agency Scam


Peach Airlines Self Check In Kiosk in Japan is Made from Cardboard

( = || []).push({}); One of the main reasons we travel to Japan every year is you can always find new experiences and new surprises. When we went to Kansai Airport LCCT Terminal 2 recently, we realized that Peach Airlines self check in kiosks are actually made from cardboard! Watch the video below. The main reason we visited Kansai LCCT Terminal 2 as they were named as the Best Airport for Low Cost Carrier in 2018 by Skytrax. Since our ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Samsung, Malaysia, Airlines, Airport, Headline, Bangkok, Skytrax, Osaka, Klia, Sepang, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Japan - Osaka, Kansai


Valentine’s Day in Japan Is A Dream For Men

Hey guys! It is Valentine’s Day today! 14th February 2019. Traditionally, men will buy flowers for their loved ones and sent it to their office. It continues with lavish dinner and present. Some men will do more to try to impress their ladies (or men for some). However, Valentine’s Day in Japan is different. Instead of men, women will buy chocolates for the men on Valentine’s Day. Now, you understand why we wrote Valentine’s Day in Japan Is A Dream For Men. ( = wind...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Valentine's Day, Malaysia, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Valentine, Valentine Day, Honmei Choco, City Square Johor, Valentine's Day In Japan, Giri Choco, Honmei, NEORenoma Café Gallery


The AirAsia Santan Inflight Golden Butter Chicken and Pineapple Tarts Combo Review

( = || []).push({}); Happy Chinese New Year!I have something cool to share to everyone. From now until 17th February, you can pre-book this AirAsia Santan Inflight Golden Butter Chicken and Pineapple Tarts Combo for travels up to 31st March 2019. This is a new food for Santan Inflight Menu. ( = || []).push({}); The Santan and AirAsia team sent the food to me before Chinese New Year after my last ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, Featured, Malaysia, Qantas, Airlines, Headline, Bangkok, Maxis, Airasia, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Osaka, Japan Nagoya, Airasia Food


New Smoking Rules in Thailand

Effective 3rd February 2019, there are new rules for smokers in Thailand. Smokers can’t just step out of the door and light up a cigarette. If you get caught, the fine can go up to 5,000 Thai Baht (RM 600++). This new smoking rules in Thailand is announced by Ministry of Public Health as reported by Sanook. ( = || []).push({}); For the new smoking rules in Thailand, smokers cannot light up within five meters of the entrances or exits of any ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Thailand, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Ministry of Public Health, ITB, Department of Disease Control, New Smoking Rules In Thailand, Smoking Rules, Smoking Rules In Thailand, ThailandBangkok Street Food Remains


Over 300 People Affected by Online Travel Agency Tour Packages Cancellation

Few days ago, we blogged about 120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency and you can read it here. Yesterday, Harian Metro reported that over 300 people had their European tour crushed when the travel agency cancelled their tour packages. ( = || []).push({}); From what we understand, this could be the same online travel agency that left 120 people stranded in KLIA a few days ago. According to the news report, ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Turkey, Malaysia, Taipei, Headline, Airasia, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Tokyo Haneda, Online Travel Agency, Kajang, AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme


AirAsia Upgrading Reservations Systems This Weekend

( = || []).push({}); Good news and bad news guys. The good news is AirAsia will be upgrading its Navitaire New Skies reservation system this weekend. The bad news is flight booking will be unavailable during this period from 2.00pm (GMT +8) on Saturday, 16 February 2019 to 3.00am on Sunday, 17 February 2019 on airasia.com, AirAsia mobile app, AirAsia sales offices, counters and call centres. We didn’t recall encountering any difficulties usi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Featured, Malaysia, Airlines, Headline, Maxis, Airasia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Perth Australia, MAB Malaysia Airlines New Company, Navitaire New Skies


Savoey The Best Thai Seafood Restaurant in Terminal 21 Pattaya

( = || []).push({}); We have not visited Pattaya for many years and recently we revisited the beach city. There is a new shopping mall and it is the Terminal 21 Shopping Centre Pattaya. It is owned by the same owner of Terminal 21 Bangkok. The concept is the same but this mall is bigger than the one in Bangkok and almost twice the size. The are two ‘planes’ outside of the mall, a small private jet and a commercial size airplane. If you are look...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, Thailand, Hilton, Headline, Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, Roselle, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand - Food, Sticky Rice, Dee Lite, Durian Sticky Rice


120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency

Yesterday, 120 people left stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after getting scammed by online travel agent according to Kosmo! Online. They were left stranded in the airport as none of their names are listed in the airlines. ( = || []).push({}); They purchased tour packages to Europe to places like Turkey, Paris and Santorini. The accumulated losses are estimated more than RM 810,000. There was no representative from t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Barcelona, Malaysia, Headline, Istanbul, Santorini, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, Online Travel Agency, 120 People Stranded In Klia, Kosmo Online They


Is Harry Potter’s Butterbeer in Universal Studios Japan HALAL?

( = || []).push({}); We visited Universal Studios Japan in Osaka twice and we loved the ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. It is a must visit for Harry Potter fans. You get to see the Hogwarts and some of the familiar scenes from Harry Potter. On top of that, you can see many people holding the Butterbeer. Butterbeer is a popular drink in Harry Potter and also in Universal Studios Japan. The big question comes to our mind is the Butterbeer ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Hawaii, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Headline, Bangkok, Klook, Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan - Osaka, Potter, Hogwarts, Hong Kong Macau, Universal Studios Japan


Gong Xi Fa Cai Cina Babi is Now A Hate Speech on Facebook

Happy Chinese New Year. This Chinese New Year is the ‘Year of the Pig’ or ‘Year of Babi’. I just jokingly wished one of my friends ‘gong xi fa cai cina babi’ in her photos and minutes later, I have to relog in my Facebook account. ( = || []).push({}); At first, I thought my Facebook got hacked so I need to relog in into my account but I received a warning from Facebook. My comment ‘gong xi fa cai cina babi’ is considered as hate sp...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hong Kong, Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Valentine, Ushuaia, Pyongyang North Korea, Gong Xi Fa Cai, Free Digital Camera, Facebook My, Babi


Celebrating Chinese New Year in Argentina 9 Years Ago

Chinese New Year is a very important celebration for Chinese all around the world. During Chinese New Year’s eve, we had reunion dinner which means families get together for a dinner together. For some families, they work far from home and they take this opportunity to come back home to sit down for a reunion dinner with their families. However, how does it feel when you are not at home for Chinese New Year celebration? Well I had the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year in Argentina 9...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Featured, Malaysia, Antarctica, Argentina, South America, Places, Headline, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Chinese New Year, Mercado, Yee, Argentina - Ushuaia


UK Famous Harry Ramsden’s Open in Resorts World Genting

Harry Ramsden’s is a popular fish and chip fast food restaurant chain in UK. They claimed to be Britain’s longest established restaurant chain. They opened their first outlet in 1928 in White Cross, West Yorkshire, Northern England. Now, they have over 30 outlets in UK and Ireland. Few days ago, they opened their first outlet in Resorts World Genting, Malaysia. This is their first overseas outlet outside UK. ( = || []).push({}); Harry Ramsde...
Tags: Travel, Food, UK, Featured, Britain, Ireland, Malaysia, Headline, Genting, Resorts World Genting, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia - Food, Meng Taman Shamelin Char Siew, Harry Ramsden, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur


Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle Review

Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle’s entrance What to do in Hua Hin? How about visiting Asia’s first water jungle in Thailand? Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is the first ecologically aware community water park in the region. They literally transformed an empty plot of land into a tropical jungle, with over 200,000 plants and trees delivered from across Thailand in its 20 rai (3.2 hectares) property. We visited Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle when we stayed at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hu...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Family, Usa, Featured, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Places, Headline, Klook, Agoda, Hua Hin, Thailand - Hua Hin, Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle Review


Parkson Is Closing Down Suria KLCC Outlet

The Parkson departmental store will be closing down the Suria KLCC outlet soon. They are one of the earliest tenants in Suria KLCC. Parkson opened in 1998 and they will be closing down on 18 February 2019. There was a notice on its Facebook Page yesterday (which they removed it later on), Parkson will be having ‘moving out sale’ on its Suria KLCC outlet until 17 February. The notice stated everything must go and maybe it is time to revisit Suria KLCC for last minute shopping for Chinese ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, CSR, Malaysia, Vietnam, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Facebook Page, KLCC, Centre Court, Suria Klcc, Mid Valley Megamall


Japan Pocket 4G WIFI for Nagoya, Takayama and Shirakawago

Internet data is important while traveling in Japan. The priority of Internet data is not social media but essential apps like Google Translate, Google Map and Google. There are three options you can do whenever you travel to Japan. It is either you have mobile roaming, get a Japan SIM Card or rent a Japan Pocket 4G WIFI. We tried getting a Japan SIM Card and renting a Pocket WIFI and we still prefer getting the pocket WIFI as it is more convenient (especially you are traveling in a small g...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Featured, Malaysia, Korea, Headline, Klook, Klia, Nights Osaka Japan Sakura, Nagoya, Shirakawago, Takayama, Japan - Nagoya, Japan - Shirakawago, Japan - Takayama


Burger & Lobster Is Opening in Singapore

Burger & Lobster outlet in Bangkok Good news for Singaporeans, Burger & Lobster is opening in Singapore. It is scheduled to open in the first half of 2019 at Jewel in Changi Airport. There will be also new restaurants opening there which include Shake Shack and A&W restaurant. ( = || []).push({}); Burger & Lobster is originated from London when four schoolmates came up with the idea to set up a restaurant in 2011. They have expanded worldwid...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, London, Featured, Singapore, Headline, Bangkok, Burger, Changi, Genting Highlands, Singapore Food, Facebook Page, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Shake Shack, Sky Avenue


Universal Studios Japan Harry Potter Hogswarts Magical Nights Winter Magic 2019

We recently revisited Universal Studios Japan because we wanted to check out the Hogswarts Magical Nights Winter Magic 2019. Our first visit was two years ago and we didn’t manage to finish most of the rides so this time we purchased the Universal Studios Express Pass 4. You can check out at Klook.com for the various Universal Studios Express Pass 4 you can choose at https://www.klook.com/activity/3407-universal-studios-japan-express-pass-osaka/.  Please take note that there are limited Uni...
Tags: Travel, Family, Japan, Featured, Harry Potter, Places, Headline, Klook, Universal Studios, Osaka, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Japan - Osaka, Nights Osaka Japan Sakura, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Express Pass


Celebrate Chinese New Year at Suria KLCC 2019

It is the time of the year again. Chinese New Year is coming and let’s check out what is new at Suria KLCC. If you are planning to visit Suria KLCC during this festive season, do check out their Chinese New Year decorations, the Chinese New Year activities and performance at the Centre Court, special redemptions and also CSR merchandise selling. At the Centre Court, there will be activities and performances happening from 23rd January to 10th February 2019. The...
Tags: Travel, Family, Featured, Events, CSR, Malaysia, Citibank, Headline, Others, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley, KLCC, Centre Court, Suria Klcc, Hospis Malaysia, Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review


How to claim baggage damage in Malaysia Airport KLIA2?

This is our first time making a baggage damage claim in Malaysia Airport KLIA2 and it happened yesterday morning and we are going to share our experience. We had baggage damages in the past but we never noticed until we reached home so always check your baggage before you leave the airport. Our story was like this. We arrived at KLIA 2 around 4.20 am as we landed early (thanks to AirAsiaX). We claimed our baggage and went to return our Portable WIFI (by Klook) and then we ordered ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Airport, Headline, Klook, Klia2, Airasia, Osaka, Klia, Kansai International Airport, Arrival Hall, Malaysia Airport, Klia2 Baggage Claim, AirAsia Baggage Enquiries International, Baggage Area


The touts are back in KLIA2

We have seen Malaysia Airports putting efforts in upgrading some of the facilities in KLIA2. There are more staffs seen in the airport compare to a few years ago. However, there is one big issue still remains, the touts. ( = || []).push({}); There are huge warning stickers on touts near the exit of the custom area and the next thing you see is a group of touts waiting to greet you. We just experienced this just now when we landed fr...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Airport, Headline, Macau, Airasia, Malaysia Airports, Osaka, Klia, Arrival Halls, BaggageMalaysia Airlines, SaleKansai International Airport, BangkokCan


Celebrate ‘Infinite Prosperity’ Chinese New Year at IPC Shopping Centre

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and it is time to shop and spend time with your family. This year, IPC Shopping Centre showcases the ‘Infinite Prosperity’ Chinese New Year decorations with their Infinity Bamboo Garden.  We recently brought our kids to check out the ‘Infinite Prosperity’ Chinese New Year decorations. We visit the centre quite often as it is very convenient for us to head there. Our boys love the place too as there are many family-friendly facilities such ...
Tags: Travel, Family, Featured, Malaysia, Headline, Kyoto, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Bamboo Garden, Mid Valley, KLCC, Ground Floor, IPC, Bamboo Forest, IPC Shopping Centre, Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review


Hong Kong 360 Lantau Culture and Heritage Insight Tour and Ngong Ping Village

( = || []).push({}); When it comes to traveling to Hong Kong, we have seen many travellers tend to choose popular tourist attractions like Disneyland Hong Kong, shopping and dining in Kowloon or snapping photos in the middle of local flats or visiting The Peak. However, many have forgotten the charms of Lantau Island and also the Ngong Ping Village. This is the reason why we are promoting these two destinations; 360 Lantau Culture and Heritage ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Featured, Malaysia, Places, Headline, Buddha, Buddhist, Lantau Island, Kowloon, Hong Kong International Airport, Tai, Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge, Ngong Ping Cable


This is US$450 per night Marina Bay Sands Room

( = || []).push({}); Check out the view of The Gardens By The Bay. We stayed in Marina Bay Sands Singapore twice. The first time is during their opening 9 years ago and we stayed there on the second time last month. We stayed at Deluxe King Garden View room and it is priced at an average of US$450 per night and it is pricier now in January 2019 (according to Agoda.com). US$ 450 is around RM 1850. Check out the bathroom For re...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Headline, Hotels / Resorts, Marina Bay Sands, Agoda, Canton, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Infinity Pool, Hugo Boss, Marina Bay Sands Room, Deluxe King Garden View, Bay Back


Seers 3 Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review

Seers 3 Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review ( = || []).push({}); Why do you need an Instant Hot Water Dispenser? Traditionally, we used kettle to boil water and of course we have electric kettles and electric thermal pots in the market. Boiling water using gas is time consuming, you can’t regulate the temperature with electric kettles while electric thermal pots constantly using electricity so the best way is Instant Hot Water Dispenser. Recently, ...
Tags: Travel, Family, Featured, Parenting, Malaysia, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser Review, Seconds Instant Hot Water Dispenser, Nano Tube, Klang ValleyThe Vantage, Lion Group Property Division2017 Volkswagen


Malaysians Visit to Thailand Hits Records High in 2018

Malaysians Visit to Thailand Hits Records High in 2018 ( = || []).push({}); It is a new record for Malaysian tourists visit to Thailand. According to Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand, there were 4.1 million Malaysian tourists visit Thailand in 2018. There were 3.35 million Malaysian tourists visit Thailand in 2017. It is an increment of 23% and we are not sure why the picture is showing 17.95% increment. In layman terms, there is at least one out o...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Thailand, Malaysia, Tourism, Places, Headline, Bangkok, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Suphan Buri, Thailand Malaysia, Songkran, Tourism Authority of Thailand


New Japan International Tourist Tax Starts Tomorrow

New Japan International Tourist Tax Starts Tomorrow ( = || []).push({}); There is a new Japan International Tourist Tax starting tomorrow. Effective tomorrow, 7th January 2019, International tourist to Japan will need to pay a new 1,000 Yen (RM 38) departure tax. This is similar to the Indonesia Departure Tax. The new Japan International Tourist Tax will be used to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure. Revenue from the International ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Indonesia, Hawaii, Tokyo, Malaysia Airlines, Headline, Osaka, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Fukuoka, Osaka Japan Sakura, Japan International Tourist Tax Today, Related Posts Travellers, MorningKansai International Airport


2019 Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany: a Year of Art

The list of 2019 exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany is shaping up nicely, giving us art lovers something more to look forward to – if only there were time to see them all! Expect to hear a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci this year, all over Italy, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death. Connected to this is the show celebrating Leonardo’s teacher, Verrocchio, a combined effort of Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello. The lineup of exhibits runs from some interesting Renaissance shows all th...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Barcelona, Rome, Washington Dc, Italy, Exhibit, Venice, National Gallery, Headline, Florence, Duke, Marina Abramovic, Pitti Uomo, Siena, Tuscany