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October 24th, 2013

Why would people want to visit Malaysia ?

  • To see its amazing landscapes of course : paradise beaches and islands, vibrant cities, quiet and peaceful highlands, wild jungles and so on…
  • To experience the unique cohabition between Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures.
  • And last but not least, for FOOD! Enough to bring the food lovers from all around the world to heaven.

It is always tempting to let our culinary desires roam free while we are on holiday, especially when the food looks tasty and cheap like here. We want to try everything at the same time and we stop thinking about our health.

But could anything be more annoying than ruining your journey because of a stomach ache?

Here are 7 simple tips to follow in order to stay in good shape and mood throughout your holidays, and make sure to spend an amazing time in an amazing country.

7-tips

Source: Itchy Foot

August 16th, 2013

GEORGE TOWN: The Wet World Wild (WWW) Adventure Park Penang, set to open this September, is yet another tourist attraction in Penang, especially for those who enjoy water sports and recreational activities with their families.

Theme Park Concepts & Service Sdn Bhd (TPCS) chief executive officer, Datuk Richard Koh said the water theme park in the popular tourist belt of Batu Ferringhi, was being built in five phases and would be fully operational this year.

“It is located in front of the BayuSenja Complex, near the Park Royal Hotel, and will operate during the non-Monsoon season with a maximum of 80 adults per session.

“It will open from 8am to 6pm. The charge is RM30 per person for two hours per session,” he said at a press conference, here, today.

Koh said TPCS had invested RM3 million for the first phase of the theme park, set up together with the Penang Global Tourism Board.

Among the facilities and activities offered by this park are rock climbing, running track, swings and human catapult.

Koh said the structures at the WWW Adventure Park Penang were built based on German engineering and in accordance with the TUV safety standard.

He said as safety at the theme park was a priority, all participants would be required to wear safety jacket for each activity to prevent any untoward incident.

Source: New Straits Times

August 11th, 2013

Since my first ever visit to Gold Coast Morib few years back, I never thought it could be this popular. It’s a hotspot now! Organizations, companies and families started to organize their event in Gold Coast Morib. There are so many sharing in Facebook regarding the resort these days.

More funs
I was there again during the Hari Raya break. As expected, it was crowded everywhere in Gold Coast Morib, especially the water theme park which is the main attraction all time. With the increasing of visitors, the resort had bring in Korean restaurant, souvenir shops and more huts on the water for night time happy hour.

Never forget to mention, Gold Coast Morib Hotel is under construction now. Located on the left hand side of the main entrance, the hotel is expected to be ready in one or two years time. Additional number of accommodation is expected to attract more visitors to the west coast.

Stay tuned and we shall expect more from Gold Coast Morib in future.

July 9th, 2013

The Hang Tuah Village project in Malacca is 95% done by now and expected to be opened to public on 9th August which is the second day of Hari Raya Puasa. Hang Tuah Village is located beside the famous Hang Tuah Well and occupied an area of 26 acre. There are total five traditional houses inside the village which named over the Malay heroes Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir, Hang Lekiu and Hang Jebat.

hang tuah village

Source: Sinchew Daily News

May 17th, 2013

4th George Town Festival Commemoration in Month-long Celebration

On July 7, 2013, George Town, the capital of Penang State in Malaysia, will be commemorating its 4th year of being included in the UNESCO World Heritage Listing. Through the month-long George Town Festival (GTF) which began in 2010, people from all walks of life throughout the world will be coming together to this place to witness amazing performances in the fields of arts, music, dance, theatre, and opera. The GTF is also attended by international media giants like CNNgo, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal who cover it for the world to see.

This year, a lot activities and exhibits have been prepared for everyone to witness. The following are the highlights and the dates that they will be featured:

Bambu at the MPPP Town Hall (June 7 to July 7). The Joko Avianto installation will be unveiled on June 7, is expected to attract photography and arts enthusiasts from all over the world.

joko-town-hall-artwork

I Musici at Dewan Sri Pinang (June 7). I Musici is Italy’s oldest and most renowned chamber music group who will be presenting excerpts from classical compositions of Italian musicians. It will also feature an interpretation of the Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi.

i-musici

Taking Off at Esplanade (June 8). To add color to the opening ceremony of the Penang George Town festival is Taking Off where master kite flyers will be showing off their kites to onlookers. Expected participants are the representatives from the ASEAN Kite Council. Don’t miss to get one of the free kites to be distributed later in the evening.

taking-off

Obscura at various venues(June 20-30). Photography works of amateurs and professionals, including those of Maggie Steber and Ian Teh, will be publicly exhibited in Obscura. Talks and forums, workshops, as well as portfolio reviews, will also be held to enhance the skills of the participants.

obscura

Sutra at Dewan Sri Pinang (June 29-30). A brand new dance work will be presented by Flemish/Moroccan choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Inspired by the strength, skill, and spirituality of the Buddhist Shaolin monks, the dance involves 21 wooden boxes on which the dancers display their moves.

sutra

Pro Musica Gala Concert at Dewan Sri Pinang (July 6). Having performed during last year’s George Town Festival, Pro Musica features four international opera singers namely Julie Mossay, Ines Madeira, Enrico Casari, and Laurant Kubla.

pro-musica-gala

Secret Gardens of Earthly Delights at George Town, Penang, and other venues (June 7 to July 7). Considered as a unique feature of the George Town Festival this year, the Secret Gardens of Earthly Delights features 10 gardens, 10 sites, and 10 artists. This project captures and reflects the heritage of both George Town and Penang.

secret-gardens

Though not all of the events are ticketed, interested audience may get their tickets online or visit the George Town Festival website for more information.