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PHOTO: National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara) in Kuala Lumpur

I was hot, tired, and sweaty after a day of exploring the Colonial Walk along the Gombak River in central Kuala Lumpur. I could have hopped on the Metro, but the city’s historic Railway Station, with its lacy onion domes and turrets, was on the way to my hotel, so I set off on foot. The main road I was following, Jalan Kinabalu, suddenly became flooded with hundreds of men walking in the opposite direction. I dodged and wove through the oncoming masses, wondering what on earth was... The post PH...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Metro, Railway Station, National Mosque of Malaysia Masjid Negara, Gombak River

Bees Swarming an Airport is Normal, Maggots and Rats Not As Much

AirAsia operates out of terminal 2 in Kuala Lumpur. And AirAsia's CEO is none too impressed with the facility. He shared his thoughts on twitter, creating quite a buzz. Well run airports have procedures in place to handle this, and airline CEOs don't need to take to twitter to have the issue addressed. Continue reading Bees Swarming an Airport is Normal, Maggots and Rats Not As Much...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Kuala Lumpur, Airasia

There’s More to Kuala Lumpur than Petronas Towers and Shopping

Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, has always been a “pass-through” destination for me. Either I never made it out of the airport during long layovers, or my time was limited to an overnight stay. I’d made the obligatory trek to see famous twin Petronas Towers, once the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and walk around the lovely lake and park at the foot of the towers. I’d had dinner in the Brickyards neighborhood more commonly known as Little India. And I’d spent...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Petronas Towers, Southeast Asian, River Of Life, Brickyards

Cinemax Reveals Premiere Date for Strike Back Season 6

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Cinemax reveals premiere date for Strike Back season 6 Cinemax has officially announced the premiere date for Strike Back‘s upcoming sixth season. Starring Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson and Alin Sumarta, the 10-episode series is scheduled to make its return on January 25. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.p...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Sky, TV News, Myanmar, Parliament, South China Sea, Thomas, Golden Triangle, Cinemax, Strike Back, Daniel MacPherson, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica

'You can feel the love': Syrian who lived in airport on new life in Canada | Kate Hodal

Stranded in arrivals in Kuala Lumpur for eight months, Hassan al-Kontar was granted asylum to make Whistler his home Hassan al-Kontar has been living in Canada for just under a month. But the Syrian refugee – who made global headlines after becoming stranded in a Malaysian airport for more than eight months in 2018 – is so busy with media requests that he jokes he has only managed to get out into the snow a handful of times.“It’s very much like living in the airport, all the interviews. But obvi...
Tags: Canada, Kuala Lumpur, Kate Hodal, Hassan al Kontar, Kontar

AirAsia Start Flying from KL to Chiang Rai in 2019

AirAsia Start Flying from KL to Chiang Rai in 2019 Happy New Year everyone and time to start 2019 with the first story of the year. What is happening in 2019? Let’s start with a travel news and you probably read this. AirAsia will start flying from KL to Chiang Rai on 31st January 2019 (end of this month). It will be operated by AirAsia Thailand with the carrier code of FD as the usual AirAsia carrier code is AK. ( = || []).push({}); AirAsia will also be ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Airlines, Airport, Laos, Headline, Airasia, Kl, Macao, Thailand - Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Doi Tung

The PIPEBURN 2018 Bike Of The Year Award

Written by Marlon Slack Christmas has been easy for you. You lot have been stuffing your faces and lying comatose on the couch. But meanwhile, we at Pipeburn HQ have been tearing our hair out. Coming up with a list of finalists from the bikes we’ve featured over the last twelve months is no easy task. But there can only be ten contenders. And there can be only one Pipeburn Bike Of The Year. So we’ve looked at personal favourites, the rides that garnered the most comments, the sharing on socia...
Tags: La, Awards, Malaysia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Bmw, Award, Yamaha, Guzzi, Royal Enfield, Pipeburn, Hazan Motorworks, Diamond Atelier

Matador staff's favorite trips 2018

The Matador staff is based all around the world, which means we’re a well-traveled bunch. In 2018, team members went across the globe — sometimes for fun, sometimes for work, and sometimes for a mix of both. We explored the polar-bear-filled north and surfed the coast of Spain. Some of us went to cities; others took on the great outdoors. Some of us got to know our own backyards a little better. All of us took along our one piece of gear we can’t travel without. If you want a guaranteed amazi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, America, Spain, Barcelona, Thailand, Atlantic, Egypt, Malaysia, Santiago, Idaho, Hawaii, Galicia

Borneo Bird Festival 2018 Event Review

This year, the 10th Borneo Bird Festival took place in its inaugural homeground at the Rainforest Discovery Center or RDC in Sepilok, Sandakan. This is also in the east coast part of Sabah Borneo.  Being one of the most influential bird watching events held in Malaysia, this festival sees a beautiful balance among nature, conservation and most importantly education.  Never before has a yearly bird festival take the initiative to promote bird conservation and awareness on such a large sca...
Tags: Travel, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Sabah, Borneo, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Tawau, David Jr, Sabah Borneo, Henry Goh, Sandakan, Sanjit, Borneo Bird Festival, Borneo Bird Club

Game On for Yoodo User with PUBG MOBILE National Championship

Great news for fans of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile in Malaysia, Yoodo, our country’s first truly customisable digital mobile service just announced that it is the official telco Official Digital Telco for Malaysia’s First Official PUBG MOBILE National Championship (PMNC). For the uninitiated, PUBG MOBILE is one of the most popular games among gamers and for this competition we will see 256 teams from all across Malaysia trying to get a piece of the total RM 60,000 prize pool. G...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Others, Lunch Money, Johor Bahru, PUBG, PUBG Corporation, Yoodo, Official Digital Telco

Cool new things opening in 2019

In less than a couple of weeks, your social media will be inundated with inspirational memes that are all some iteration of “new year, new me.” Yay. But your motivational Instagram friends aren’t the only ones excited about new things in 2019. All around the world cities are welcoming new attractions, parks, art installations, and museums that create exciting reasons to jump on a plane and visit. Whether it’s a Star Wars-themed park in Disneyland, a newly discovered cenote with a zip-line in ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, US, America, Qatar, Canada, Connecticut, Kuala Lumpur, North America, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Quebec, Bangkok, Galapagos Islands

Goldman Sachs CEO defends bank in 1MDB scandal

The head of Goldman Sachs defended the investment bank's handling of the scandal-plagued Malaysian fund 1MDB on Friday, saying much criticism of the financial giant was unfair. "I cannot stress enough how integrity is a cornerstone of our culture," newly-installed Chief Executive David Solomon said in a year-end message to employees. Goldman helped 1MDB to issue $6.5 billion of bonds but Kuala Lumpur accuses the bank and its former employees of misappropriating $2.7 billion during the process.
Tags: News, Kuala Lumpur, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, David Solomon, Goldman Sachs CEO

10 Natural Wonders Of Malaysia

For travellers who are seeking an original tourism experience, I have come up with a list of 10 natural wonders of Malaysia that is undeniably beautiful.  This list was created personally by me, and now being recommended to anyone who wants to experience the best natural tourism destinations in Malaysia.  These natural wonders are not man made, but purely nature made, so places like Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations or even Putrajaya and others do not qualify in this list. 10 Natura...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron, Sabah, Pahang, Selangor, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Tourism Malaysia, Moss, Putrajaya, Cameron Highlands

Myanmar and Kuala Lumpur

MyanmarFlew to Yangon in Myanmar then on to Heho and the first thing that struck us was that the time difference was 30mins Thought everywhere was whole hours from GMT First morning in Nyaung Shwe and off on a couple of rickety old bikes to check
Tags: Travel, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Yangon, Heho, Nyaung Shwe

Malaysia will 'keep calm' in the face of physical Vietnam - Tan Cheng Hoe

It's all to play for in the Suzuki Cup final second leg after Malaysia battled back to a 2-2 draw with Vietnam. Malaysia head coach Tan Cheng Hoe has told ESPN that the message to his players ahead of Saturday's second leg of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup final against Vietnam in Hanoi will be to keep calm in the face of expected provocation. The Harimau Malaya fought back from a two goal deficit in the first leg in front of 90,000 fans in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday to draw 2-2. Amid the excit...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Espn, Vietnam, Aff Cup, Hanoi, Harimau Malaya, Tan Cheng Hoe, Vietnam Malaysia, Vietnam Tan Cheng Hoe

Malaysia and Vietnam ready for fitting AFF Suzuki Cup finale

Adisak Kraisorn had a chance late in stoppage time to send Thailand to the AFF Cup final, but he skied his effort and saw Malaysia progress to the final. Vietnam book a place in the 2018 AFF Cup final against Malaysia following their 4-2 aggregate win over Philippines. Those Vietnam fans who think that the comfortable 2-0 win over Malaysia in the group stage of the 2018 AFF Cup means that the two-legged final against the same opposition will yield a similar result should be careful. Ma...
Tags: Indonesia, Football, Blog, Sport, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Blog Post, Aff Cup, Adisak Kraisorn, Philippines Those Vietnam

Mahathir Faces First Major Rally as Protesters Gather in Capital

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faced his biggest rally since taking power in May, as opposition parties led thousands of ethnic Malays in Kuala Lumpur to protest a United Nations convention against racial discrimination.
Tags: News, Bloomberg, United Nations, Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir Mohamad, Mahathir Faces First Major Rally

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May.
Tags: News, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysian Muslims stage rally to uphold Malay privileges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Thousands of Malaysian Muslims are rallying in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip ethnic Malay majority of their privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally, organized by opposition Malay parties and nongovernment groups, was initially […]
Tags: News, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, Nation & World

Jubilant Malays rally after Malaysia refuses U.N. racial equality pledge

Tens of thousands of Malay Muslims rallied in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to celebrate the Malaysian government's refusal to ratify a UN convention against racial discrimination. After weeks of pressure by pro-Malay groups, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's multi-ethnic government decided last month that it would not ratify the convention, without giving a reason why it was going back on an earlier commitment to sign. Groups representing Malays, who account for around 60 percent of Malaysia's mul...
Tags: News, Malaysia, Islam, Kuala Lumpur, Un, Mahathir Mohamad, Malay

Vietnam score late to secure win over Philippines and reach AFF Suzuki Cup final

Vietnam Philippines 2 1 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Vietnam book a place in the 2018 AFF Cup final against Malaysia following their 4-2 aggregate win over Philippines. Two goals in the last ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Aff Cup, Tan Cheng Hoe, Bacolod, Vietnam Philippines, Philippines Two

Vietnam to face Malaysia in Suzuki Cup final

Hanoi (AFP) – Vietnam joined Malaysia in the final of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup after a 2-1 second leg victory over the Philippines in Hanoi on Thursday gave them a 4-2 aggregate win in their semifinal. Two late goals from Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Cong Phuong were enough to send Vietnam, 2-1 ahead from the first leg on Sunday, to their first final of the Southeast Asian biennial tournament since winning the trophy in 2008. Under former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, the Philippines rarely ...
Tags: England, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Bangkok, Hanoi, Afp, Hanoi Vietnam, Sven Goran Eriksson, James Younghusband, Nguyen Quang Hai, Nguyen Cong Phuong

Malaysia beat Thailand on away goals to reach AFF Cup final

Thailand Malaysia 2 2 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 2Malaysia wins on Away Goals Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Malaysia reached the AFF Cup final on away goals after a 2-2 draw with holders Thailand in the semifinal second leg on Wed...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Aff Cup, Thailand Malaysia, Adisak, Adisak Kraisorn

Malaysia into Suzuki Cup final after nailbiting draw

Bangkok (AFP) – Malaysia moved into the final of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup on Wednesday in dramatic fashion, eliminating defending champions Thailand courtesy of away goals after drawing the second leg of the semifinal in Bangkok 2-2. Four days after a first-leg goalless draw in Kuala Lumpur, a 95th minute penalty miss from Thailand striker Adisak Kraisorn ensured that Norshahrul Idlan Talaha’s second-half strike was enough to end Thailand’s hopes of a third successive Southeast Asian title. It w...
Tags: Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Bangkok, Hanoi, Afp, Rajamangala Stadium, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, Adisak, Adisak Kraisorn, Farizal Marlias, Thitipan Puangchan

Experian leads $10M investment in Southeast Asia fintech startup Jirnexu

Consumer credit giant Experian is continuing to back Asian fintech startups after it led a $10 million investment in Southeast Asia’s Jirnexu . Jirnexu, which is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, operates financial comparison services in Malaysia and Indonesia. Those services aggregate offerings and deals from banks and financial services companies, effectively acting as a user acquisition channel for reaching new audiences and customers. This round is a follow-on to Jirnexu’s $11 million Seri...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, London, Money, Indonesia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Alibaba

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Brunei?

Brunei has a reputation for being expensive for travellers. In some respects it is. When you compare the cost of travel in Brunei to somewhere like Vietnam, it is a little pricer. You’ll pay more for accommodation in Brunei, and won’t be cruising by on just $15 a day. In spite of that, I was surprised by how affordable Brunei was. Just like in Vietnam, you can grab a meal for as little as $1, and a bus ride in Bandar Seri Begawan is 80 cents per journey. There are plenty of free activities and a...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Spain, Dave, United States, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Vietnam, Borneo, Maya, Coffee Bean, Air Asia, BND, Bandar Seri Begawan, Kampong

Malaysia 'will experience a nightmare' in AFF Cup semi second leg in Thailand - Chatchai Budprom

Malaysia recovered from a loss to Vietnam by making easy work of Myanmar and securing their place in the semifinals of the AFF Cup. Thailand conceded late against Philippines, but remain top of Group B with superior goal difference. Thailand goalkeeper Chatchai Budprom has warned Malaysia that they are in for a "nightmare" in the second leg of the 2018 AFF Cup semifinal in Bangkok on Wednesday. Saturday's first leg ended 0-0 in Kuala Lumpur, though Malaysia were very much in the a...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangkok, Aff Cup, Chatchai Budprom

Malaysia travel to Thailand knowing an AFF Cup upset is well within their reach

Malaysia recovered from a loss to Vietnam by making easy work of Myanmar and securing their place in the semifinals of the AFF Cup. Sir Alex Ferguson once reflected that one of the ways modern football differed from its predecessor was that a 0-0 first leg away result in Europe was no longer seen as a good one. The past focus on keeping a clean sheet above all else was slowly replaced by the conviction that returning home without an away goal was a cause for concern. So it should be that Malays...
Tags: Europe, Football, Blog, Sport, Thailand, Malaysia, Alex Ferguson, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, Vietnam, Blog Post, Aff Cup

Malaysia and Thailand in Suzuki Cup stalemate

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – The AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final between Malaysia and defending champions Thailand remains finely poised after the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Kuala Lumpur on... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Afp

Where I’m At: December, 2018 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Northern Rivers I started the month in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales. I was staying near Byron Bay, which has become an aspirational destination for Australians who want to move from the city to the coast. A long time ago it was a sleepy coastal town, but now it has become so popular that property prices have skyrocketed. Chr...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Matt Damon, Kuala Lumpur, New South Wales, Brisbane, Island, Melbourne, Chris Hemsworth, Solomon Islands, Byron, Where I'm At, Saigon, Byron Bay, Honiara