Monday, July 24, 2017

Stay & Eat Durian @ Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai

-Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai.

AirAsia unflinching as it darts towards Davao

photo: AirAsia facebook


Undaunted by uncertainties in Mindanao, AirAsia will connect Davao to Kuala Lumpur beginning December 21, with plans to develop the city into a hub for the BIMP-EAGA initiative that comprises Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The 180-pax, four-times weekly services will be the second carrier to connect Davao to South-east Asia after Singapore’s SilkAir service, despite efforts from the Philippines to attract foreign carriers to Davao.

Speaking to TTG Asia on the sidelines of the Davao Investment Conference last Friday, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “Life is all about taking risks… (it comes down to) how you market Davao. I really hope the airport supports us (in terms of) incentives and marketing.”

This would not be the first time AirAsia is opening a route that “nobody dreamt of doing”, Fernandes said, referring to the airline’s Macau services, the first from South-east Asia, and other pioneering routes including to Bandung, Langkawi and Clark.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador added that the airline is planning flights from Davao to Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei and other destinations in the BIMP-EAGA corridors.

Comendador said Davao’s airport is willing to waive airport landing fees and other charges while BIMP-EAGA doesn’t charge travel taxes, making it feasible for the carrier to serve the region.

This would help alleviate a key challenge for LCCs, as he said that airport fees constitute one of the biggest costs for budget airlines, even higher than passenger fares in some instances.

-TTG Asia.

Kuala Lumpur International Youth Marching Band Competition 2017 @ Kuala Lumpur Hockey Stadium ( 27 ~ 29 July 2017 )

-Kuala Lumpur International Youth Marching Band Competition 2017 facebook.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Titanland Festival 2017 @ Selangor Turf Club ( 25 November 2017 )



Titanland Festival 2017 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s Largest Inflatable Festival
An Event from Titanland

It's finally here! The fantasy playground is back and bigger

Never dreamt of your child play being enlarged to fit an adult? Look no further.

The iconic Titanland Festival is back taking the center stage at The Selangor Turf Club, Malaysia on 25th November 2017 with an expectation of 15,000 visitors nationwide.

This year Titanland Festival will be setting up the facade of a 1 acre land with new thematic features of the route run with a 38m X 28m man-made pool at the race course.

Besides having the inflatables run as the main event, Titanland Festival will be launching its Titan Kingdom on a full scale thematic theme park for visitors to participate in this momentous event, full of excitement!

The fantasy city Titanland aims to bring the inflatables run to the next level!
Join us now. And regret not.


-AirAsia RedTix.
https://airasiaredtix.com/titanland_festival_2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Shila Amzah “My Journey” Concert in Malaysia 2017 @ Arena of Stars, Resort World Genting ( 26 August 2017 )



NurShahila binti Amir Amzah, better known as Shila Amzah, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, record producer, businesswoman and actress.

Shila released her second pop studio album in 2005, Sha-Hila. Her single “Patah Seribu” was awarded Pop Song of the Year and Song of The Year at the 19th Malaysian Music Awards.

Following her international debut in Shanghai, China, Shila eventually emerged as the winner of Asian Wave, the hit Chinese reality singing talent show. Her success in the China market earned her the Kembara Award (International Music Breakthrough Award) at the Malaysian Music Awards, making her the youngest honoree.

After that, Shila continued her career in the mandopop industry by breaking out to Hong Kong in 2015 where she released some new singles, conducted an international press conference and established her second record label and global management company, Shilala (HK) Limited.

Her success on international stages has gained her honorific titles such as Asia’s Sweetheart, Princess of Music, and National Treasure of Malaysia.

-www.ticketcharge.com.my

Tiga badak tarikan unik 
Taman Negara Kuala Tahan

Wan Amizan Wan Abdul Raza k (tiga dari kanan) beramah mesra dengan penduduk
kampung dalam majlis ramah mesra di Kampung Besul, Jerantut, baru-baru ini.


JERANTUT 20 Julai – Tiga ekor badak di Taman Negara yang me­rupakan badak Sumatera terakhir di Semenanjung Malaysia antara produk pelancongan unik yang bakal menjadi tarikan utama di Taman Negara Kuala Tahan.

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Tahan, Datuk Wan Amizan Wan Abdul Razak berkata, tiga ekor haiwan hampir pupus yang berada di Pusat Biodiversiti Badak Taman Negara itu akan diperkenalkan sebagai antara pro­duk baharu Taman Negara.

“Sebenarnya kita telah mem­belanjakan hampir RM12 juta bagi membangunkan Pusat Biodiversiti Badak Sumatera dan perkara ini sengaja saya tidak hebahkan kerana menunggu jalan raya ke kawasan itu siap.

“Selepas ini kita akan memperkenalkan semula bahawa Je­rantut mempunyai pusat biodiversiti badak walaupun hanya ada tiga ekor tetapi membuktikan badak Sumatera masih ada di Taman Negara Kuala Tahan,” katanya selepas majlis ramah mesra di Kampung Besul di sini baru-baru ini.

Menurut Wan Amizan, pusat biodiversiti badak bernilai lebih RM12 juta itu telah dibangunkan di kawasan seluas 160,000 hektar bermula dari Kuala Atok ke Gunung Tahan sejak empat tahun dahulu.

Katanya, apabila kemudahan jalan raya ke pusat berkenaan siap kelak, usaha mempromosikan kawasan itu akan dilakukan terma­suklah mengadakan simposium peringkat dunia mengenai badak Sumatera di Taman Negara.

“Setiap tahun ada pelbagai pihak datang dari Singapura, Eropah dan negara-negara luar mahu melakukan kajian tentang badak tetapi kerana kemudahan hendak masuk tidak ada, maka kajian tidak dapat dilaksanakan dengan baik.

“Jadi kali ini apabila terbina jalan raya tersebut dengan pintu masuk khusus untuk pergi ke Kuala Atok, maka kawasan Pusat Biodiversiti Badak Sumatera itu akan kita perkenalkan sebagai salah satu pintu masuk ke Taman Negara,” katanya.

Sementara itu, beliau berkata, usaha berterusan akan dilakukan bagi mempelbagaikan lagi produk pelancongan Taman Negara Kuala Tahan seperti pendakian Gunung Bakar dan juga Safari Night.

Ujarnya, pintu masuk lama ke Taman Negara iaitu Kuala Tembe­ling juga akan dibangunkan dengan produk pelancongan baharu seperti ­river cruise dan juga tarikan pertembungan dua sungai iaitu Sungai Tembeling dan Sungai Jelai.

-utusan online.

Friday, July 21, 2017

HANDS 20th Anniversary Concert - WIND OF NOMADS @ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur ( 4 ~ 6 & 11 ~ 13 August 2017 )



The Wind of Nomads concert is a 1.5 hour concert featuring several new works on African and Asian percussion. This is the culmination of a three year project between HANDS and Dafra Drum of Burkina Faso, West Africa. And the first of HANDS Percussion’s 20th anniversary concert this year!

Why the title, Wind of Nomads:
Since the beginning of time, humans have migrated, reimagining and rebuilding their lives through beauty, tolerance and innovation. Wind of Nomads is a metaphor reflecting human and cultural migration, the passage of energies throughout generations, globalization and integration. This work is inspired by the soul of two of the world’s great deserts in Africa and China. It will be a travel in time and space with the ancient Manding Empire (West Africa) rhythms on Djemb√©s and Dun Dun bass drums; and ancient Chinese drums and techniques.

This exciting and percussive new work is a multicultural and multi artistic melting pot. The stage will vibrate with rhythm and movement, simulating a poetic earthquake. The coming together of these two musical traditions gives birth to the sunrise. The seven strings of the Djeli ngoni and the twenty one strings of the Kora followed by the complex language of the talking drum in synchronization with the Tabla and hang drum, balanced by the gong will bring peaceful harmonies.

Marimba player, Tan Su Yin will be collaborating in this production.


-AirAsia RedTix.
https://airasiaredtix.com/winds_of_nomads

Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai for the motoring enthusiasts

Forte Hospitality Management Sdn Bhd, the operator of Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai, Negri Sembilan has introduced Asia's first boutique hotel which is fully based on the motoring concept depicted via its image, style as well as interior and exterior design.


NILAI: Forte Hospitality Management Sdn Bhd, the operator of Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai, Negri Sembilan has introduced Asia's first boutique hotel which is fully based on the motoring concept depicted via its image, style as well as interior and exterior design.

The hotel is strategically located in the middle of Nilai town complete with basic facilities.

The hotel is 15 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the Sepang International Circuit and about 40 minutes from the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai offers 75 rooms which is uniquely designed and conceptualised after motorsports.

Some rooms are themed after some of the world's motoring legends such as Ferrari Formula One's (F1) famed Michael Schumacher, renowned MotoGP ace Valentino Rossi, motocross racer Tony Cairoli, rally driver Sebastian Loeb and others.

Forte Hospitality Management Sdn Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Johari Mohd Yusof said the firm did a detailed study for several months to find a suitable theme before coming up with the motoring concept and theme.

"No hotel in Malaysia and even in Asia has ever introduced a motoring world concept and this is the best chance for us to introduce this inaugural concept to the Malaysian people and Asia.

The launching ceremony of Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai was officiated by deputy director general Tourism Malaysia (Promotion) Datuk Seri Abdul Khani Daud.

He said Malaysia will be hosting the Formula One racing (F1) between Sept 29 and Oct 1, and the hotel does not want to miss the opportunity to offer the complete package to those who are interested to watch the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix 2017.

-nst online.
http://www.hypenilai.com/

Pulau Tioman dijenamakan semula

NAJIB TUN RAZAK disambut mesra oleh penduduk dan juga pelancong asing ketika 
hadir ke Majlis Jamuan Aidilfitri di Dataran Tiong, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, semalam.
– UTUSAN/AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN.


ROMPIN 20 Julai - Pulau Tioman bakal dijenamakan semula sebagai pusat peranginan terindah di rantau ini termasuk dengan menghidupkan kembali cadangan pembinaan landasan kapal terbang di situ.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Se­ri Najib Tun Razak ketika meng­umum­kan perkara itu berkata, projek pem­binaan landasan kapal terbang baharu di Kampung Genting, Pulau Tioman di sini dikemukakan pada 2009 dengan peranca­ngan awal menyaksikan sebahagian lo­kasinya mengunjur ke laut.

“Saya mahu lihat Pulau Tioman mencapai potensi maksimum dan menjadi tarikan utama pelancong.

“Di rangkaian berita CNN juga memaparkan Pulau Tioman sebagai salah sebuah pulau tercantik di dunia dan Pantai Juara di Kampung Juara di sini diiktiraf pantai ke-21 tercantik di dunia,” katanya sempena Jamuan Hari Raya Aidilfitri Bersama Rakyat di Dataran Tiong, Pulau Tioman hari ini.

Yang turut hadir, Menteri Ke­sejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Tan Sri Noh Omar; Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob dan Ahli Parlimen Rompin, Datuk Hasan Ariffin.

Najib berkata, pembinaan landasan tersebut amat penting dan perlu dilaksanakan secara lestari, tidak menjejaskan alam sekitar di samping memberi manfaat serta rezeki kepada penduduk.

‘‘Dengan terbinanya landasan tersebut, pesawat jenis Boeing 737 boleh mendarat di Pulau Tioman dan secara tidak langsung dapat mengubah landskap pulau peranginan ini dengan radikal.

‘‘Selain itu, saya meluluskan peruntukan RM10 juta untuk penyelenggaraan jeti di Kam­pung Tekek, Kampung Paya, Kampung Mukut, Kampung Sa­lang dan Kampung Juara,’’ katanya.

Perdana Menteri berkata, kerajaan menerusi Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar dan Wilayah memperuntukkan RM34­ juta untuk membaik pulih bekalan air di Kampung Tekek dan Kampung Air Batang.

‘‘Saya harap dengan pengumu­man ini dapat membuka lemba­ran baharu kepada penduduk di Pu­lau Tioman di samping meran­cakkan lagi kegiatan pelancongan.

‘‘Dengan kemudahan tersebut, kita menyasarkan pelancong yang mempunyai kuasa membeli ber­belanja agar masa depan pulau ini lebih terjamin,’’ katanya.

-utusan online.

AirAsia to introduce more domestic, international flights from Melaka

AirAsia Bhd will be introducing more domestic and international destinations
from the Melaka International Airport by October this year. (File pix)


MELAKA: AirAsia Bhd will be introducing more domestic and international destinations for from the Melaka International Airport by October this year.

State Transport, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong said the international destinations include Jakarta in Indonesia, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.

"We will see the expansion of domestic flights to provide better transportation alternatives for the locals here by having flights to Kota Baru, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi," he said.

Lim said this was the result of a successful meeting between AirAsia's chief executive officer Aireen Omar and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron on Monday.

"We believe that the expansion of flight destinations can be achieved in three months' time, beginning with Jakarta and other Southeast Asia destinations.

"This is a good indication. AirAsia sees our potential with Vietnamese listed as among the top five tourists in Melaka," he said.

Presently, Melaka has direct flight destinations to Pekanbaru, Penang and Guangzhou via xpressair, Malindo Air and China Southern Airlines.

-nst online.

Borneo Cultural Festival 2017 @ Sibu Town Square, Sibu, Sarawak ( 20 ~ 29 July 2017 )

-Borneo Cultural Festival facebook.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sabah Traditional Food Festival: Promoting diverse culture through food

Rosmawati Sutian, 39, (left) and Haslinah Pilog, 53, (right) holding up servings of "Linopot, " Kinabalu's traditional food of Dusun Liwan Ranau at the opening ceremony of the Sabah Traditional Food Festival at the Cultural Center of Sabah, Penampang.
Pix by Edmund Samunting


PENAMPANG: Sabah's traditional food - a product of various unique ethnicities in the state - is primed for commercialisation to serve as a tourist attraction.

At the moment, there are only a few hotels or restaurants that showcase this exclusive traditional food, Penampang Assistant District Officer Hendry Idol said,

"For most people, the opportunity to taste Sabah's local delicacies only comes during certain festivals such as the Kaamatan or special occasions like weddings," he said at the launching of Sabah Traditional Food Festival here.

Hendry explained that the uniqueness of each district's traditional food makes them attractive for tourists visiting the state.

"Local restaurants should take the initiative to market traditional food - it is an effective way to introduce the unique culture of each of Sabah's different ethnicities."

JCI Penampang president Oliver Galasius added that the festival is also a way for people to sit down and find common ground.

"We all have differences ranging from race, religion, and political beliefs... but when it comes to food, we are all united," he said.

Organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Penampang, the Sabah Traditional Food Festival will be held until July 23 at the Sabah Cultural Centre here, where the National Youth Folk Dance Festival is also being held.

Three districts are involved in the festival, which showcases local delights such as sinalau daging (grilled beef), ambuyat basung (starchy dish mixed with fish), cendol tapai, and nasi linopot (rice wrapped in leaves).

The participating districts are Ranau, Kota Belud, and Tawau.

-nst online.

Malaysia Airlines’ 3-Day Flash Deals Is On Right Now



KLIA, 20 July 2017: Malaysia Airlines 3-Day flash deals campaign is back, offering customers a chance to enjoy up to 35% savings on Economy Class to selected routes starting today. This promotion is valid for travel from 27 July until 30 September 2017.

Prepare for your next holiday to destinations close to home from as low as RM 359 to Phuket, RM 369 to Jakarta, RM 899 to Manila or explore further afield, starting from RM 1,009 to Beijing and RM1,299 to Mumbai. The above mentioned fares are for departures from KL International Airport (KLIA).

Meanwhile, fares from Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) start from RM 839 to Taipei, RM 999 to Perth and from as low as RM 1,269 to Tokyo. The airline is also offering all-in, one-way promotion from RM99 to all domestic destinations, during selected periods throughout the year.

Customers will be able to get the most out of their well-deserved break as the promotion comes with no hidden charges or credit card fees and include a generous baggage allowance of 30kg and complimentary meals.

Book now for your next holiday at www.malaysiaairlines.com. Customers can also book their tickets via participating travel agents, through our mobile app, MHmobile or call centre at 1 300 88 3000.

-www.malaysiaairlines.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hotel permotoran pertama di Asia dibuka

Johari Mohd. Yusof bersama kakitangannya di lobi Hotel Hype Motorsports Nilai yang merupakan hotel permotoran pertama di Malaysia di Nilai, baru-baru ini.


KUALA LUMPUR 16 Julai – Forte Hospitality Management Sdn. Bhd. mengumumkan pembukaan Hotel Hype Motorsports Nilai iaitu hotel butik pertama di Asia yang berkonsepkan dunia permotoran sepenuhnya menerusi penampilan imej, gaya dan reka bentuk ruang dalaman serta luarannya.

Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Forte Hospitality Management, Johari Mohd. Yusof berkata, hotel tersebut terletak di lokasi strategik di te­ngah-tengah bandar Nilai, Negeri Sembilan dengan hanya sejauh 15 minit perjalanan dari Lapa­ngan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) dan Litar Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC) serta kira-kira 40 minit perjalanan ke Kuala Lumpur.

Jelas beliau, pihaknya me­ngambil masa beberapa bulan untuk melakukan kajian terperinci dan merancang tema bersesuaian sebelum mengambil keputusan mengetengahkan konsep permotoran.

“Kami merasakan pembukaan Hotel Hype Motorsports Nilai ini sebagai peluang terbaik bagi kami memperkenalkan konsep permotoran buat julung-julung kalinya kepada rakyat Malaysia kerana belum ada lagi mana-mana hotel di Malaysia dan rantau ini yang menampilkan konsep sama.

“Selain itu, kami juga merancang untuk membuka beberapa lagi hotel berkonsepkan dunia permotoran di lokasi strategik seluruh negara sekiranya mene­rima sambutan menggalakkan daripada orang ramai,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini, baru-baru ini.

Hotel Hype Motorsports Nilai menampilkan 75 bilik yang direka berkonsepkan permotoran menerusi susun atur kerusi, katil dan paparan grafik serta gambar berlatar belakang aksi perlumbaan, malah terdapat beberapa bilik bertemakan legenda permotoran dunia seperti pemandu Formula Satu (F1) terkenal, Micheal Schumacher dan pelumba motosikal terkemuka, Valentino Rossi.

Sebanyak tiga jenis bilik ditawarkan iaitu Standard, Superior dan Family yang kesemuanya dilengkapi pelbagai kemudahan seperti pendingin hawa kawalan individu, kunci pintu dengan kad sentuh, pengesan asap, akses internet percuma, televisyen lengkap dengan saluran tempatan dan permotoran serta jadual harian penerbangan.

-utusan online.
http://www.hypenilai.com/