Malaysia tops Asean tourist arrivals from 2007 to 2011
Mar09

Malaysia tops Asean tourist arrivals from 2007 to 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia received more tourists than any other Asean nation between 2007 and 2011, according to a new Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) report. Over half came from Singapore, helping drive economic growth and Malaysia’s foreign exchange earnings. According to the report, three quarters of the tourists to Malaysia were from within Asean, with over 70 per cent of them coming from Singapore,...

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Malaysia to attract more foreigners for Healthcare tourism
Nov13

Malaysia to attract more foreigners for Healthcare tourism

  Malaysia is promoting its hospitals and clinics as new tourism attractions besides tropical islands, fascinating beaches and rainforest, in an effort to brand the country as a healthcare travel destination. Malaysian Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Tuesday that high-quality and reasonable rates of the country’s medical service is attracting more and more foreigner, with the number of foreign patients arrival achieved a...

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Discovering the best of Malaysia by boat
Nov01

Discovering the best of Malaysia by boat

  MALAYSIA is a beautiful, friendly and culturally rich travel destination. River safaris and cruises are the highlight of a stay in Malaysia. These safaris and cruises are well organised and accompanied by expert guides, and present an interesting and exciting way to explore the country’s interior. Rejang River The mighty Batang Rejang (Rejang River), the Amazon of Borneo, is the longest river in Sarawak. Batang Rejang is...

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Five things to do in Malaysia you won’t find anywhere else
Nov01

Five things to do in Malaysia you won’t find anywhere else

Pristine beaches, delicious food, bustling cities, orang-utans, and a wonderful fusion of cultures. These may stick out as the big draws for anybody visiting Malaysia, but I’ve never been somebody who is satisfied with seeing the same old sights and following the tourist trail. When I travel, I’m looking for unique experiences and Malaysia is certainly a country with no shortage of those. And while I can certainly foresee myself...

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Malaysia ranks 10th friendliest country in world: HSBC survey
Nov01

Malaysia ranks 10th friendliest country in world: HSBC survey

  The Star/Asia News Network–Forbes Online has rated Malaysia as the 10th friendliest country in the world, based on HSBC’s recent Expat Explorer Survey. “Better quality of life, a satisfying social life, easy local travel and better housing than in their home country helped put Malaysia in fifth place overall — though many reported difficulty integrating into the local community (often because of a language...

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Time Malaysian cabbies play by the rules
Oct20

Time Malaysian cabbies play by the rules

  MALAYSIA – Taxi drivers in Kuala Lumpur have to accept the reality that competition from the free Go-KL bus service is good and timely. Don’t expect full support from the majority of us in the Klang Valley. In fact, many city folk strongly believe that taxi drivers have fleeced them for far too long. From refusing to go to certain destinations or use the meter to taking circuitous routes to get from one point to...

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Emirates increases flights to the Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia
Oct19

Emirates increases flights to the Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia

    Starting 1st January 2013, Emirates will introduce a third daily, non-stop flight to Manila; with a third daily, non-stop service beginning on 1st March 2013 to Jakarta.   DUBAI, U.A.E. – Emirates is increasing its services to three of its destinations in South East Asia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. From 3rd December 2012, there will be an increase in the number of flights on the Dubai to Kuala...

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Travel to Malaysia and other Asian countries could be quieter with child-free zones
Oct07

Travel to Malaysia and other Asian countries could be quieter with child-free zones

  AirAsia has opened up a whole new marketing tactic to its roster of airlines – child-free seating areas for those who travel to Malaysia. The low-cost carrier has announced that it will reserve the first seven rows of coach for passengers 12 years and older, naming the region the “Quiet Zone,” according to USA Today. “We know that sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet for a more pleasant journey...

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Malaysia Airlines to launch new London-Kuala Lumpur A380 service
Oct07

Malaysia Airlines to launch new London-Kuala Lumpur A380 service

  Malaysia Airlines will launch double daily Airbus A380 flights on the London-Kuala Lumpur-London return route effective November 24th 2012, increasing the weekly seat capacity by 16 per cent, from 5,971 to 6,916 in each direction. This double daily service will be inaugurated after the national carrier receives another two of the six A380s by the end of this month. Malaysia Airlines’ Group chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya...

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Malaysia Airlines autumn sale
Oct07

Malaysia Airlines autumn sale

                                      Malaysia Airlines has launched an Autumn Escapade sale, offering fantastic value fares to seven destinations across Malaysia, valid for bookings and payments made between October 6th and 22nd for travel in selected periods up to December 7th 2012. From the towering skyscrapers of its capital, Kuala...

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