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5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’ve visited Kuala Lumpur twice, and I have to say I’m disappointed at how un-backpacker friendly the city is. In May 2018, the city banned all free walking tours. Popular attractions like the KL Tower and Petronas Building (KL Twin Towers) cost more than $20 just to go up and get a view of the city. Thankfully, there are a handful of attractions in the city that are free. If...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories 5 Free Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - EnclosureEg...
Tags: Travel, Activities, Nature, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Unesco World Heritage Site, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, KL Tower, Petronas Building KL Twin Towers


Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday.
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Wildlife group: Malaysia seizes record 30-ton pangolin haul

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday. The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World


Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. He’s crooned about slander in an R&B video and vilified the current government in daily social media posts to counter portrayals of […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Najib Razak, Najib, Nation & World


Visiting Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…But Not for a Marriage Blessing

I first met David Hogan, Jr., the publisher of the award winning Malaysia Asia Travel Blog, during a visit to Malaysia’s Penang Island. On that occasion, he took me to one of the island’s most popular “hawker centers,” where we ate our way through outdoor food stalls that stretched for blocks. Some years later David and I reconnected in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur (KL). This time he treated me to a delicious lunch at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the city’s Little India neighborh...
Tags: Travel, David, Culture, Malaysia, Little India, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Penang Island, David Hogan Jr, Kuala Lumpur KL, Thean Hou Temple


Malaysia leader: Still negotiating China-backed rail project

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multibillion-dollar China-backed rail link project would impoverish the country, saddling the government with excess debt... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad


Malaysian leader says China-backed rail project too costly

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that a multi-billion-dollar rail link project backed by China would “impoverish” the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years. Since winning a historic vote last May, Mahathir’s government has axed or reviewed large-scale infrastructure projects to rein in surging […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Nation, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad


Malaysian leader suggests China-backed rail plan may be axed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar China-backed rail link project would “impoverish” the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years. Since winning a historic vote last May, Mahathir’s government has axed or reviewed large-scale infrastructure projects to rein in […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Nation, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad


Malaysia defiant despite being stripped of Paralympic event

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government has remained defiant despite losing the right to host the World Para Swimming Championships after it banned Israelis from competing in the event, a qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was unapologetic. “We stand by our principle, which is that Israel is […]
Tags: News, Israel, Sports, Nation, Malaysia, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad


Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state has been named Malaysia’s new king, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne. The 49-year-old ruler resigned Jan. 6 as Malaysia’s 15th king, marking the first abdication in the nation’s history and cutting short […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Pahang, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Sultan Muhammad V


A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia’s royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn’t make it to the premiership a second time. Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia’s monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and hours […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, Nation & World


Traveling to the Secluded and Cozy Perhentian Islands in Malaysia

Malaysia, a delightful and charming Southeast Asian country, boasts of many things to see and do for its visitors. One trip that you must absolutely do is a visit to the Pula Perhentian, a batch of islands located 21km off the coast of Terengganu. Covered by pristine forests, unspoilt white beaches, and a fantastic marine life, it is the epitome of a perfect beach vacation. Beaches, Jungles, and Wildlife On the two main islands, Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, there’s no shortage of love...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Malaysia, Long Beach, Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Besar, Cozy Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Kecil, Terangganu Marine Park, Kuala Terangganu


Malaysia's 2018 auto sales rebounded, flat growth seen

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — New vehicle sales in Malaysia rebounded last year after two straight years of contraction, thanks to a three-month tax holiday, but growth is likely to remain flat this year amid uncertainties over government... [Author: [email protected]]
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UI/UX Redesign Concept: Starbucks Mobile App

UI/UX Redesign Concept: Starbucks Mobile App AoiroStudioJan 15, 2019 Our first redesign concept on ABDZ this year, how about from a mobile app that some use to fuel of caffeine needs. Absolute beautiful redesign of the Starbucks mobile app by Daniel Tan and Daphnie Loong. Combo Duo of two creative directors based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For starters, their visual approach is absolutely stunning. They truly give justice to how our beloved Starbucks should l...
Tags: Design, Starbucks, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Daniel Tran, Daniel Tan, Daphnie Loong, Behance Daphnie Loong


Malaysia state’s new sultan tipped to be country’s next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The central Malaysian state of Pahang is getting a new sultan who is tipped to become the country’s next king under a unique rotating monarchy system. The Conference of Rulers has said it will pick a new king among nine hereditary state rulers on Jan. 24 following the sudden abdication […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Pahang, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Conference of Rulers, Nation & World


Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An official says Malaysia’s royal families will meet Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly just after two years on the throne. The 49-year-old ruler resigned Sunday as Malaysia’s 15th king, marking the first abdication in the nation’s history and cutting short his five-year […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World


King of Malaysia abdicates amid rumours of marriage to ex-Russian beauty queen

The King of Malaysia renounced the throne on Sunday after weeks of speculation over his ill health and rumours that he had married a former Russian beauty queen in a secretive ceremony. The abdication of Muhammad V was announced by Malaysia's National Palace, which mysteriously gave no hints as to why the monarch had taken the historic decision. It marks the first time in Malaysian history that a monarch has stood down since the country gained independence from Great Britain in 1957. The pal...
Tags: News, Malaysia, Islam, Moscow, Kelantan, Great Britain, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Muhammad, Mahathir Mohamad, New Straits Times, Council of Rulers, Barvikha, Oksana Voevodina, Voevodina


Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne.
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Malaysia’s king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday in an unexpected move, after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement that the 49-year-old ruler had resigned as Malaysia’s 15th king with immediate effect, cutting short his five-year term. No reason was given in the statement. […]
Tags: News, Nation, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World


DRT Malaysia 2019 Expo

The DRT Malaysia dive expo is back for the second time and this scuba diving expo is being held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  This year's DRT Malaysia 2019 show will take place from the 15th to 17th February, and is the 30th DRT regional show.For this years Malaysian dive show, a total of 150 vendors will be participating to showcase their products while many other activities are lined up. Press conference during the official launch of DRT Malaysia 20...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, CSR, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, United, Lee, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, David Jr, Putra World Trade Center, DRT, DRT Malaysia, Dive Expo, Malaysia Dive Expo, Scuba Diving Expo


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


CVC explores sale for Asian funeral group Nirvana: WSJ

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is planning to sell Asia’s largest funeral services provider, Nirvana Asia Ltd, in a deal that could be worth $1.5 billion to $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources. CVC bought Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Nirvana for $1.1 billion in 2016, betting on increased demand for luxury funerals in the region. reut.rs/2Bta25x A deal will signal a quick exit for London-based CVC, though private-equity investments typically last ab...
Tags: Asia, London, Indonesia, Trends, Nirvana, CVC, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Reuters, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, South East Asian, CVC Capital Partners, PE Deals, Nirvana Asia Ltd, Malaysia Thailand Singapore


Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its employees in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal involving state investment fund 1MDB.Attorney General Tommy... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Malaysia, Goldman Sachs, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Tommy


Asia Pacific’s Construction Pipeline, Excluding China, Continues in a Topping Out Formation

According to a recent report from analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), Asia Pacific's total construction pipeline, excluding China, remains near its high with 1,738 projects/367,886 rooms. Projects currently under construction stand at 943 projects/211,361 rooms and projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months are at 389 projects/77,390 rooms. These two stages reached their peaks over the last four quarters. There are 406 projects/79,135 rooms in the early planning sta...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Ihg, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, DoubleTree, Seoul South Korea, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group IHG


Mailbag: Is Star Wars Aging Up? Christmas Movies, TV Show Recommendations, Release Date Calendars & More

On the December 13, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to answer questions in the Mail Bag. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Peter plug’s his feature today: Keto at Disneyland: How to Eat Low Carb at...
Tags: Coco, Hbo, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, La, Disney, Los Angeles, ESP, Austin, Netflix, San Diego, Brian, John, Disneyland


Malaysia's Proton launches first SUV with China's Geely

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian national car maker Proton launched its first sports utility vehicle on Wednesday in a fresh effort to transform its stale brand and turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Malaysia, Proton, Geely, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of […]
Tags: Business, News, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Najib Razak, Najib, Nation & World, Arul Kanda Kandasamy


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 […]
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Radiodays Asia 2019 event planned for Malaysia

A new radio conference for Asia has been officially announced by the organisers of Radiodays Europe. Radiodays Asia will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 27th and 28th August 2019. Anders Held, Founder of Radiodays Asia and Project Manager announced the event at a press event on Thursday. He said: “Since 2013 Radiodays Europe has been invited to bring radio expertise to the Asia Media Summit and we have seen a number of visitors from Asia at the Radiodays Europe events. “This co-o...
Tags: Asia, Events, International News, Radio, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays, Radiodays Asia, Radiodays Europe Radiodays Asia, Steve Ahern