Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Kuala Lumpur International Drum & Dance Festival GENTA 2016 ( 14 ~ 18 December 2016 )

The Kuala Lumpur International Drum & Dance Festival (GENTA) is an annual cultural and performing arts festival The event organized by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in partnership with Mega Event Tours Sdn. Bhd. and the International Council of Societies Festival and Folk Art (CIOFF-Malaysia) to fosters a greater sense of heritage and celebrating the diversity of the world’s colorful culture.

-Tourism Malaysia Kuala Lumpur facebook.

World Traditional Culinary - World H.O.S.T. (Homestay Organisation Summit for Tourism) @ Kampungstay Desa Murni, Malaysia ( 8 ~ 11 December 2016 )

-Persatuan Pengusaha Homestay Malaysia.




Light Sensation - Love Series @ Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka ( 15 December 2016 ~ 2 January 2017 )

Following the success of a Guinness World Records, Light Sensation is finally coming to Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka, starting from 15 December 2016 to 2 January 2017.
This romantic event features a total of 25,000 white and color changing LED roses, each planted individually to form the shape of hearts. The hearts represent the spread of love in our community while the color changing LED lights symbolizes the diversity in our nation. With all the roses light up together, our nation become stronger and brighter as a whole.

In addition to the captivating LED roses, Light Sensation also feature other great attractions. Hold your love ones and experience the walk into a snowy winter in every hour, take romantic photos to keep as memories at the Love Zone, make a wish under the bright fireworks during the New Year countdown and play the most exciting games at Escape Zone.

The gift of love, is a gift to hold intimately to the heart. Create memories that will last a lifetime and celebrate your love story in a winter wonderland only at Light Sensation.

- www.ticketcharge.com.my

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival @ PICC Putrajaya ( 1 ~ 11 December 2016 )

-Tourism Malaysia.

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016 Grand Finale @ Stadium Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia ( 17 ~ 18 December 2016 )

Gates will drop in two weeks for the grand finale of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2016! Over 20 international riders from 14 countries will take the (still mysterious) track at the historical Shah Alam Stadium! This time, an overall champion will be crowned !

The inaugural Pangkolo City Enduro Challenge will also be happening in conjunction with the race. Along with other exciting activities including Pasar Lambak (local flea market) and a street fest. So don't miss out this opportunity!

Book your dates! Book your time!
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Kemuncak Kejohanan Supermoto Asia FIM akan berlangsung pada 17 dan 18 Disember 2016 dari 9 pagi sehingga 6 petang. Lebih daripada 20 penunggang antarabangsa dari 14 negara akan bertarung untuk menentukan kedudukan keseluruhan dan pemenang siri 2016.

Gabit Saleh dari #Malaysia yang sedang mengetuai carta Kelas Terbuka Antarabangsa dan Kelas Asia akan bertarung untuk memastikan kedudukan beliau kukuh di kejohanan ini.

Aktiviti-aktiviti lain termasuk Pangkolo City Enduro Challenge, Pasar Lambak dan Festival Jalanan juga akan diadakan.

Jangan melepaskan peluang ini!

Kejohanan Supermoto Asia FIM adalah percuma dan terbuka untuk semua orang.


-FIM Asia Supermoto Championship facebook.

Monday, December 5, 2016

What's Up December 2016 @ Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur

-Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Website : http://www.seripacifichotel.com

Selangor Homestay Operators Gained Recognition During Selangor Homestay Award 2015/2016


Unlike other form of services in the hospitality industry, homestay is a popular form of accommodation whereby visitors stay in a house of a local host in the city to which they are traveling. Guests usually benefits by experiencing the local culture and lifestyle first hand. Hosts’ family will usually adopt the guests as part of their family and they will live together for a period of time agreed beforehand. Homestays and adoption programs used to be popular among students who are participating in exchange programs but now it is the in thing among tourists and adventurous travelers who would like to experience Malaysia differently.
In 2008, a study noted that homestays benefited tourism in Malaysia in general and Selangor is one of the state that’s actively contributing. In recognition of the homestay operators’ efforts in Selangor, Ministry of Tourism and Culture has hosted the Selangor Homestay Award 2015/2016 Night at Grand Bluewave Hotel, Shah Alam Selangor.
Listed below is the winner of Selangor Homestay Award 2015/2016.
1. Top Domestic Tourist Arrivals Award : Homestay Kg. Endah
2. Top International Tourist Arrivals Award: Banghuris Homestay
3. Highest Homestay Income Award: Banghuris Homestay
4. The Most Promising Selangor Homestay Award: Homestay Batu 23 Sg. Nibong
5. The Best Homestay in Selangor Award:Banghuris Homestay
6.”Plant a Tree” Award: Homestay Sungai Sireh
7. Innovative Selangor Homestay Package: Homestay Bougainvillea
8. Homestay Media Award: Majalah Santai/Santai Travel
9. Selangor Homestay IKON Award: Ms. Ana Rafali
Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) will be continuosly supporting the homestay operators in terms of budget and brand awareness and hope that the homestay industry will continue to flourish and prosper.

-K Network Media facebook.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship & Malaysia Championship Series ( 2 ~ 4 December 2016 )

-Sepang Circuit facebook.

Fun In The Sun Family Package @ The Legend Resort Cherating

-The Legend Resort Cherating KLSO.

Danau Golf Club @ Bangi, Selangor

http://www.danaugolf.com/

Getting your first lesson at a university Danau Golf Club offers pleasant golfing at economical rates.
If you don’t mind returning to university to play golf then Danau Golf Club in Bangi will be the perfect place to indulge your passion.


It is easily accessible via the North-South Highway. Just take the highway, exit the Bangi toll, go 12 o’clock at the first roundabout and 3 o’clock at the second roundabout to head straight to the entrance of the National University Malaysia or Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
The 18 holes of Danau Golf Club will lead to the amazing revelation that the course is nature designed. With the introduction of indigenous flora, even the ubiquitous palm and rubber trees, from the plantations which the course was created, have blended in to give that added aesthetic charm.
The layout consists of tree-lined rolling fairways; large, multiple-choice tee boxes; huge lakes; plenty of greenside bunkers and generous greens.
The course ranges from 5,217 meters (red) to 6,357 meters (blue), designed to accommodate players of all skill levels.
It is very economical to play here with a 9-hole round on a weekday only costing RM47.50. An 18-hole game is only RM95. A weekend 9-hole round is still less than RM100 while an 18-hole round will be RM195.
Danau Golf Club
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel (603) 8925 1010 Fax (603) 8925 5326
http://www.danaugolf.com

-Malaysia Golf Tourism Association facebook.

Fantasy Rainforest @ Putrajaya International Convention Centre ( 1 December 2016 ~ 30 June 2017 )


Date : 1 December 2016 – 30 June 2017

Time : 2.00pm & 6.00pm (daily)

Venue : Hall A, Putrajaya International Convention Centre

Malaysia's first ever world–class live performance – "FANTASY RAINFOREST" promote the unique, and multiculturalism of the country. This is an approximately 10 million ringgit cost live performance that interspersed with acrobatics, street dance, gymnastics, bamboo dance, and magic show. Let's enjoy the Malaysia Rainforest's unique rhapsody together with Malaysia's multicultural elements, flora and fauna. The authentic Malaysian cultures will be presented to you.

Malaysia is blessed with abundant natural resources. The rainforest covering two–third of its surface is known as one of the oldest in the world – as ancient as 130 million years old. Besides, it also serves as the habitat for nearly 20% species of animals in the world. By understanding Malaysia, you will fall in love with Malaysia, a place that full of vitality, a place that melt all races and religion as one. Malaysia, a homeland for Malays, Indians, Chinese and other ethnic, we respect each other, we love each other, and we live in harmony. Besides that, Malaysian had been influence by the multiculturalism, it not only made us a gastronomical paradise but also a variety of cultural festival, and this is why Malaysian love celebration and social, why Malaysian are temperament elegant, warm and friendly.

"FANTASY RAINFOREST", encapsulates the concept of "love", "tolerance" and "harmony" through the role of a hunter. The storyline begins with a harmonious state in the Malaysian rainforest, in which the aboriginal people and wildlife are living together peacefully. However, the harmony is later stirred by a hunter who sets up traps to poach the endangered animals in Malaysia – Malayan tigers, monkeys, peacocks and other animals, and he even shoot the Malaysia's national bird – the hornbill with a shotgun and caused the anger among the aborigines. The hunter then suffer the consequences himself, he caught by the traps set himself and arrested by the aborigines. However, with the theme of 'Love' and 'Harmony', hornbills did not choose to hurt the hunter but to forgive him. At last, the hunter had hand his gun down and join to be part of the big family and live together peacefully.

The story represents the harmony in Malaysia – people of all races live together in peace and accept each other's differences, subsequently bringing forth a beautiful Malaysia. In addition, the "FANTASY RAINFOREST" also presents the unique flora of Malaysia – hibiscus, Rafflesia, rainforest vine and others. A 60 minutes live performance, consist of amazing performance such as gymnastics, somersaults and magic show, a team of 30 performers who dressed in traditional costumes which to reveal their true strength, are ready for you.

TERM AND CONDITION:

  • Only ticket holders will be admitted to the hall.
  • This ticket admits only 1 (one) person.
  • Children price is for age of 5 to 12 years old.
  • Ticket is to be retained throughout the show.
  • Ticket is to be presented at the hall entrance upon entry for verification purpose.
  • Tickets are non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • No exchange of tickets are allowed under any circumstances and tickets are non-transferable.
  • No photography, audio or video recordings are allowed during the show.
  • Any electronic devices such as mobile phones, iPad, tab and camera must be switched off prior hall entry. Strictly no smoking within the hall premise.
  • No pets, food and drinks are allowed in the hall.
  • Ticket holder shall observe and comply with all the event rules / prohibitions.
  • Management reserves the right to change / cancel the show without prior notice.


GET YOUR TICKETS FROM:
1. Online at www.AirAsiaRedtix.com
2. Rock Corner outlets:The Gardens, Mid Valley (TEL: 03 - 2201 4893)
Subang Parade (TEL: 03 - 5613 1139)
The Curve (TEL: 03 - 7733 1139)
Bangsar Village (TEL: 03-22021139)
3. Victoria Music outlets:Sg Wang(TEL: 03 - 2148 7208)
Amcorp (TEL: 03 - 7956 0592)
Tropicana (TEL: 03 - 7722 2955)
4. Penang outlets:Artist Gallery, Gurney Plaza (04-637 0191)
Artist Gallery, Queensbay Mall (04-228 5648)

-AirAsia RedTix.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Johor - Ho Chi Minh perkukuh bidang pelancongan

TEE SIEW KIONG (empat dari kanan) menerima cenderamata daripada Lee Hung Quoc
selepas mengadakan perjumpaan di Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, kelmarin.


JOHOR BAHRU 30 Nov. - Bagi melonjakkan kedata­ngan pelancong dari Vietnam, kerajaan negeri komi­ted memperkukuhkan kerjasama dalam bidang tersebut dengan mengadakan misi ke bandar raya Ho Chi Minh, bermula semalam.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan, Perdagangan dan Kepenggunaan negeri, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong berkata, Johor dan Ho Chi Minh kini bekerjasama erat untuk meneroka potensi dalam sektor berkenaan.

Beliau berkata, penerbangan terus dari Johor Bahru ke Ho Chi Minh setiap hari oleh syarikat penerbangan tambang murah, Air­Asia Berhad (AirAsia) memberi kelebihan dan mampu membantu merealisasikan hasrat tersebut.

“Sejajar dengan sambutan Tahun Melawat ASEAN pada tahun depan, Johor dan Ho Chi Minh menyatakan komitmen untuk memperkukuhkan kerjasama khu­­susnya dalam bidang pelancongan dan perdagangan.

“Dengan populasi penduduk Johor seramai 3.55 juta, manakala 8.22 juta bagi bandar Ho Chi Minh, kita bakal mempunyai 11 hingga 12 juta pasaran untuk diterokai dan diusahakan bersama-sama,” kata­nya semasa mengadakan kunju­ngan hormat ke atas Pengerusi Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organizations (HUFO), Le Hung Quoc di Ho Chi Minh.

Yang turut hadir, Konsul Jene­ral Malaysia ke Ho Chi Minh, Sofian Akmal Abd. Karim dan Pengarah Tourism Johor, Mohd. Gadaffie Abdul Aziz.

Siew Kiong berkata, pada tahun lalu, seramai 30,650 pelancong tiba dari Ho Chi Minh ke Johor Bahru dengan menggunakan pe­nerbangan.

Beliau berkata, dari bulan Ja­nuari hingga September lalu, jumlah pelancong dari bandar Ho Chi Minh yang direkodkan adalah 36,918 orang.

“Jadi kerajaan Johor yakin ang­ka ini akan terus meningkat. Malah keyakinan ini bersandarkan bandar raya Johor Bahru dan Ho Chi Minh yang masing-ma­sing berkongsi banyak persamaan berikutan kedua-duanya sedang membangun dengan pesat dari sudut ekonomi dan pelaburan,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Hung Quoc berkata, dengan dasar pintu terbuka negara berkenaan, pihaknya mengalu-alukan kesediaan Johor untuk bekerjasama dengan bandar Ho Chi Minh bagi mene­roka pasaran pelancongan, perdagangan dan pelaburan.

“Kami gembira dengan komitmen ditunjukkan oleh kerajaan negeri Johor dan saya berharap ia akan memberi faedah kepada negeri berkenaan dan bandar ini.

“Pelbagai bidang boleh ditero­kai bersama seperti perkilangan, pertanian, automotif dan pembinaan hospital swasta di bandar ini,” katanya.
-utusan online.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Super Treat For Fans With Bumper Programme For Final Round


SEPANG, 30 NOVEMBER 2016 – The Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) and the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) – the country’s national championships for track racing – closes its 2016 season this weekend, offering a super treat for motorsports fans with a bumper programme that combines both car and bike competitions over the three-day weekend from 2 to 4 December 2016.
 
While the MSBK riders will be competing in four races to complete the fourth and fifth rounds of the two-wheel championship, drivers in the MCS will face a different kind of challenge as they face each other for the first time in an endurance race of 300 kilometres.  
 
To add further excitement to the contest, championship points won in Sunday’s MCS endurance race will be doubled, which effectively throws the fight for the overall title wide open amongst the championship leaders in the Touring Production and Malaysia Touring Car categories.
 
It also calls for some adjustment in strategy for teams that had opted to use only one driver in the previous three rounds. They are now faced with the choice of adding a second driver or to simply use the same single driver to compete in the entire 300km race, amounting to 55 laps around the 5.543km track.
 
One of the teams with this dilemma is the Sakura Tedco Racing Team, which leads the table in both classes. Its drivers, Indonesian Fitra Eri and Malaysian Mark Darwin top the Touring Production and MTC championships respectively.
 
A decision to combine Eri and Darwin – who are also regular partners for the Sepang 1000km Endurance Race, in either class will jeopardise the team’s pre-season target of winning both championship classes, as both drivers have yet to secure unassailable leads in their respective championships.
 
Darwin – winner of the Touring Production class last season, has garnered 78 points over the season’s three rounds and holds a 23-point advantage over second-placed Nick Mah, who has 55 points. Goh Lee Heng is third with 42 points and is out of the championship battle.   
 
With a total of 67.5 championship points, Eri has an even slimmer lead in the Touring Production class with the partnership of Abdul Kaathir and Lai Wee Sing of R Engineering just 10.5 points behind, on 57 points. Mitchell Cheah of N1 Racing is third with 44 points and could still deny Sakura Tedco Racing their second consecutive Touring Production crown. 
 
Asked on the strategy for the final round, both Eri and Darwin said that the team has yet to make its decision on how to approach the race this weekend.
 
“It will be a team decision and we will abide by that decision. In any case, our target remains the same, which is to win the races that we compete in. The team will provide updates later as we draw closer to the race,” Darwin said.


For the MSBK, all competitors will have their free practice and qualifying sessions on Friday with races on Saturday and Sunday to complete their 2016 season. 
 
With four races to contend with, riders will naturally need to approach their races more cautiously, especially in Saturday’s Round 4 races.
 
Fans can catch all the action for free from the Main Grandstand. To get closer to the action, fans can purchase Paddock passes at the paddock entrance during the event days.
 
Kempen Bikers Bebas Dadah 2016
The action won’t be confined to the track, as the Kempen Bikers Bebas Dadah 2016 is also being co-organised by SIC and Brandteam Holdings in conjunction with the MSBK. Offering fans an exciting programme line-up, a 3-day ticket is available for only RM19 for adults, while fans aged 17 and below can enter for free.
 
Ticket holders can enjoy the race from the Main Grandstand and K1 Grandstand, watch the Bikers Bebas Dadah concert and have the opportunity to win attractive prizes in the daily lucky draw, offering a 150cc motorcycle as the Grand Prize. The concert, taking place at 830pm on 3 December, features the Bloodshed rock band, Aris Ariwatan, Daisy Idle Band and Kombat & Pilgrims.
 
A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to charity. All ticket holders can also enjoy free parking.
 
RACE SCHEDULE 
 
Friday, 2 December 2016
0945 hrs – Briefing for MSBK riders 
1015 hrs – 1045 hrs - Superstock Practice Session
1055 hrs – 1125 hrs - Production 250 / MGP3 Practice Session
1135 hrs – 1205 hrs - Superbike Practice Session
1215 hrs – 1245 hrs - Supersport Practice Session
Break / Friday Prayers
1445 hrs – 1515 hrs - Superstock Qualifying
1530 hrs – 1600 hrs - Production 250 Qualifying
1615 hrs – 1645 hrs - Superbike Qualifying
1700 hrs – 1730 hrs - Supersport Qualifying
 
Saturday, 3 December 2016
0910 hrs – 0950 hrs - Superstock Race 1 (12 laps)
1010 hrs – 1040 hrs - Production 250 Race 1 (8 laps)
1100 hrs – 1130 hrs - Superbike Race 1 (12 laps)
1130 hrs - Malaysia Championship Series Drivers Briefing
1150 hrs – 1240 hrs - Supersport Race 1 (12 laps)
1300 hrs – 1330 hrs - Malaysia Championship Series - Free Practice
1400 hrs – 1440 hrs - Superstock Race 2 (12 laps)
1500 hrs – 1530 hrs - Production 250 / MGP3 Race 2 (8 laps)
1550 hrs – 1640 hrs - Superbike Race 2 (12 laps)
1700 hrs – 1730 hrs - Supersport Race 2 (12 laps)
1745 hrs – 1815 hrs - Malaysia Championship Series - Qualifying
 
Sunday, 4 December 2016
0910 hrs – 0950 hrs - Superstock Race 3 (12 laps)
1010 hrs – 1040 hrs - Production 250 Race 3 (8 laps)
1100 hrs – 1140 hrs - Superbike Race 3 (12 laps)
1200 hrs – 1240 hrs - Supersport Race 3 (12 laps)
1300 hrs – 1340 hrs - Superstock Race 4 (12 laps)
1400 hrs – 1430 hrs - Production 250 Race 4 (8 laps)
1450 hrs – 1530 hrs - Superbike Race 4 (12 laps)
1550 hrs – 1630 hrs - Supersport Race 4 (12 laps)
1700 hrs – 1930 hrs - Malaysia Championship Series - Race (300km)


- www.sepangcircuit.com

Direct Travel Between Ampang And Sentul Timur From Thursday



KUALA LUMPUR, 29 November – Beginning Thursday (December 1), commuters traveling on Rapid KL LRT Ampang Line can travel directly from Ampang station to Sentul Timur without needing to change train at Chan Sow Lin station any more.
 
The direct travel has been made possible following completion in the upgrading of the signaling system, or technically termed as the Communication - Based Train Control (CBTC), for the entire Ampang and Sri Petaling Line for usage of the new six-car AMY trains.
 
“Beginning December 1, the entire Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines will also be using the new six-car AMY trains. The Adtranz trains that had been used since 1996 and serving the Ampang Line now, will be completely decommissioned,” Rapid Rail CEO, Dato’ Ir. Zohari Sulaiman said in a statement today.
 
A subsidiary of Prasarana, Rapid Rail is the operator of Rapid KL’s LRT Ampang Line, LRT Sri Petaling Line, LRT Kelana Jaya Line, the Monorail Line and the MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line, which will open its Phase 1 between Sungai Buloh and Semantan on December 16.
 
Prasarana has acquired a total of 50 new six-car trains from CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, China to serve the LRT Ampang and Sri Petaling Lines including the 11 new stations built under the LRT Line Extension Project (LEP). To-date, forty five train sets have already been delivered to Rapid Rail with the remaining five sets currently being assembled at CRRC plant in Batu Gajah, Perak and due for delivery in stages by January next year.
 
The new six-car AMY trains were introduced into service in stages with the first batch in October last year to serve the first stretch of LEP alignment covering the first four new stations – Awan Besar, Muhibbah, Alam Sutera and Kinrara BK5 to Sri Petaling station where commuters needed to switch trains in continuing their journey. The services of the AMY trains were extended to IOI Puchong Jaya, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Taman Perindustrian Puchong and Bandar Puteri stations from March 31.
 
With the full opening of the LEP on June 30 this year, the new AMY trains serviced the entire stretch of extended LRT alignment up to Sri Petaling station before being extended further to cover the entire alignment until Sentul Timur in July after completion of the CBTC for the Sri Petaling Line. The route for Ampang Line was then restructured to cover only between Ampang and Chan Sow Lin stations; and had used the Adtranz train sets while CBTC upgrading is being undertaken.
 
Zohari said: “We are happy to announce that the system has now being upgraded to cover the stretch between Ampang and Chan Sow Lin stations to facilitate movement of the new AMY trains directly to Ampang station.
“Until we have all 50 new trains, we would be working with a frequency of 6 minutes for trains between Chan Sow Lin to Ampang and to Putra Heights. With the trains moving alternately after and until Chan Sow Lin, the frequency within the city from Chan Sow Lin will be three only minutes.
 
“Naturally, we aim to reduce the waiting time further when we have all 50 new trains next year,” he said, adding that Rapid Rail would be continually provide updates for its customers.
 
Commuters can get quick updates in the social media via Rapid KL’s official website at www.myrapid.com.my or via twitter at @myrapid. Commuters can also call the Rapid KL HELPLINE at 03-78852585 or send e-mail to suggest@rapidkl.com.my.

-www.myrapid.com.my

Maybank Championship 2017 @ Saujana Golf and Country Club ( 9 ~ 12 February 2017 )


Maybank has today reaffirmed its commitment to support the continued pursuit of more ASEAN golf champions with the announcement of an all new ASEAN category in next year’s Maybank Championship to be held from 9-12 February at Saujana Golf and Country Club.

As the first of its kind on the International Tours, the category will see this region’s rising tour professionals, as well as top ten Malaysians from the PGM Tour, tee-off alongside some of the world’s best golfers from both the Asian and European Tours.

This specific allocation builds on the inaugural event this year where four ASEAN players were given tournament invites.
-Maybank Championship facebook.
http://maybankchampionship.com.my/

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hafizh Syahrin To Compete In Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship


SEPANG, 28 November 2016 – Malaysia’s Moto2 star Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah will put his superbike skills to the test this weekend as he takes up an offer from Project X Racing Team to compete in the season-ender of the Pirelli Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) on 2 to 4 December 2016.

The 22-year old rider from Ampang, Selangor, who finished 9th overall in the 600cc  Moto2 world championship this year, riding for Team Petronas Raceline Malaysia, will be competing in the 1000cc Superbike Open class on a Yamaha R1.
 
“I would like to thank Project X Racing Team for providing this opportunity. I am  targeting to keep myself fit and in top competitive form in this period, with the  MotoGP season already over and testing only allowed beginning March next year,”  Hafizh shared.
 
“It will also be good for me to further enhance my familarisation with the Sepang  track. We race in Sepang every year, although it was different this year as the  whole track had been resurfaced. Hence, I will take this opportunity to learn more  about the fresh Sepang track,” said Hafizh, who finished fifth in this year’s Moto2  race in Sepang.
 
Despite his deep knowledge of the Sepang track, the Malaysian race was not his  best result for the 2016 season, as the Malaysian had finished fourth on three  occasions this year, at the Qatar, Catalunya and British MotoGP events.  
 
Despite his international experience, Hafizh was quick to point out that he would not  be the main favourite for this weekend’s race, saying that the competition level of  the MSBK is high, especially with the participation of world class riders.
 
“For me, Cameron Donald would definitely be the favourite. He is very experienced,  having won the Isle of Mann TT race. He is also a former Australian superbike  champion. We also have top local riders in the race, with the likes of Ahmad Fuad  Baharuddin, who had competed in the Malaysian Super Series, the Malaysian Cub  Prix and the Asia Road Racing Championship,” Hafizh said.
 
“We must also always take the weather into consideration, and have the mind-set  that anything is possible. I foresee a very exciting race this weekend. I am looking  forward to enjoying the races and hope Malaysian fans can join us at Sepang as  well to enjoy the weekend,” he added.
 
Unlike the previous rounds, this weekend will feature the concluding Rounds 4 and  5 on the same weekend. Free practice and qualifying for all categories – Superbike,  Superstock, Supersport and the Production 250 classes will be held on Friday.  Saturday will feature two races for Round 4 and Sunday will stage the final two races of the season for all categories for Round 5.
 
The adrenaline will be surging in Sepang this weekend as the final round of the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS) for cars is also taking place. The drivers, who are from the Touring Production and Malaysian Touring Car categories, will compete in a 300km endurance race to close the 2016 season.
 
Fans can catch all the action for free from the Main Grandstand. To get closer to the action, fans can purchase Paddock passes at the paddock entrance during the event days.

-www.sepangcircuit.com

Terbaik hanya di TH Hotel

sumber: http://thhotels.com.my/
Menjadi duta kecil kepada setiap negeri di negara ini, itu harapan tinggi anak syarikat Lembaga Tabung Haji (Tabung Haji), TH Hotel dalam mempromosikan keunikan masyarakat majmuk negara ini kepada orang ramai khususnya pelancong asing.

Memiliki rangkaian hotel berhampiran lapangan terbang, kelebihan tersebut mahu digunakan sepenuhnya bagi membantu menjayakan agenda pelancongan negara, sekali gus bertindak sebagai ‘jendela awal’ kepada pengunjungnya.

Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan TH Hotel, Datuk Yasmin Tan Sri Mohd. Yazid berkata, pihaknya berusaha memanfaatkan rangkaian hotel yang dimiliki untuk menempatkan segala produk atau hasil masyarakat tempatan di sesebuah negeri bagi ditonjolkan kepada kumpulan pelancong.

Beliau yang juga Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif TH Hotel berkata, bukan sahaja segala bentuk kemudahan disediakan kepada pelanggan, malah TH Hotel boleh dianggap sebagai pusat sehenti terbaik buat pelanggan sama ada melibatkan orang luar atau masyarakat setempat.

“Lebih menarik, segala sajian, kebudayaan dan produk utama masyarakat tempatan di sesebuah negeri ditonjolkan di hotel ini. Kita mahu pelanggan terutama pelancong asing dapat gambaran awal tentang masyarakat setempat bermula dari TH Hotel dan kemudiannya pulang membawa memori indah juga dari destinasi terakhir iaitu dari TH Hotel,” katanya yang ditemui baru-baru ini.

DEKAT DI HATI PELANGGAN

Tambah Yasmin, TH Hotel bukan sahaja akan lebih agresif mengembangkan rangkaian hotel patuh syariah di seluruh negara tetapi menjadi sebuah destinasi yang begitu dekat di hati dalam kalangan masyarakat setempat.

Menurutnya, beliau mahukan hospitaliti yang dimiliki TH Hotel itu menjadi hak milik bersama dengan komuniti setempat, seterusnya boleh memberi impak positif selaras dengan matlamat Tabung Haji dalam membangunkan dan meningkatkan ummah.

Sebagai contoh, katanya, kumpulan petugas dan pengurusan TH Hotel di sesebuah negeri diambil daripada kalangan masyarakat setempat, sekali gus membuka peluang pekerjaan dalam kalangan orang ramai di negeri tersebut.

Selain itu, beliau berkata, TH Hotel mahu segala kemudahan yang ada dapat dimanfaatkan oleh seluruh lapisan masyarakat dalam menganjurkan apa jua program dan perbincangan perniagaan di rangkaian hotel dimiliki.

“Kita di TH Hotel menyediakan ruang bilik pelbagai saiz untuk disewakan kepada orang ramai. Daripada sekecil-kecil bilik yang boleh menempatkan 25 orang sehingga kepada dewan yang boleh memuatkan kapasiti peserta sehingga 1,500 orang,” katanya.

PERANCANGAN MENGUKUHKAN KEDUDUKAN

Ditanya mengenai perancangan mengukuhkan kedudukan TH Hotel dalam industri diceburi, Yasmin berkata, selain menyasarkan untuk membina sekurang-kurangnya sebuah hotel di seluruh negeri di Malaysia, beberapa buah hotel lain juga sedang dibina pada masa ini.

“Sebuah hotel bertaraf antarabangsa dengan penarafan lima bintang iaitu TH Hotel Movenpick sedang dibina di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Sepang dan dijangka bakal beroperasi pada suku pertama 2018.

Selain itu, menurutnya, sebuah lagi hotel yang sedang dalam pembinaan adalah TH Hotel Kuching, dijangka siap dan bakal beroperasi pada pertengahan tahun hadapan.

Mampu memberi pulangan lebih baik kepada Tabung Haji dan pendeposit
TH Hotel mahu mewujudkan sebuah ‘destinasi’ yang boleh dimanfaatkan oleh seluruh lapisan masyarakat, bukan sahaja dari sektor korporat malah lapisan masyarakat termasuk usahawan kecil yang mempunyai bajet terhad.

TH Hotel menyediakan pelbagai jenis bilik untuk dimanfaatkan, selain suasana persekitaran kondusif untuk pelbagai jenis penganjuran majlis keraian, seminar, pameran atau lokasi perbincangan perniagaan.

Konsep TH Hotel:
Tidak sekadar menyediakan kemudahan sehenti kepada jemaah haji, umrah sahaja
Pelbagai program, majlis keraian boleh dilangsungkan di TH Hotel
Semua asas, garis panduan TH Hotel berkonsepkan syariah
Amalkan konsep 3K iaitu Kemudahan, Keselesaan, Keyakinan
Pengguna boleh menggunakan kemudahan tanpa rasa was-was

Lokasi:
Terletak berhampiran lapangan terbang
Bertindak sebagai ‘pintu pertama’ menyambut pelancong dan ‘pintu terakhir’ mengucapkan selamat tinggal

Kitaran:
Pelanggan secara tidak langsung menyokong pembangunan Islam
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