Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BIGBANG 2016 Made [V.I.P] Tour In Kuala Lumpur ( 1 October 2016 )

IME Malaysia is proud to announce BIGBANG MADE [V.I.P] TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR will drop on 1st October 2016 (Saturday), 7:30p.m. at Stadium Merdeka. Don’t miss your chance to meet BIGBANG members G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri!

Ticket launch will drop on 31st August 2016 (Wednesday), 11:00a.m. till 3:00p.m. at Tropicana City Mall ground floor main concourse area.
Ticket price for BIGBANG MADE [V.I.P] TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR as below :
SUPER VIP RM780 (numbered seat)
VIP RM680 (numbered seat)
ROCK ZONE RM680 *come with queue number
CAT1 RM580 (numbered seat)
CAT2 RM480 (numbered seat)
CAT3 RM390 (numbered seat)
CAT4 RM298 (free seating)
CAT5 RM198 (free seating)
** Ticket price inclusive 6% GST but exclusive RM4 processing fee
** Each person is entitled to purchase a maximum of 10 tickets on any ticket categories at ticket launch.
Online and outlet sales will begin on 31st August 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00p.m.
Ticketing website: www.ticketcharge.com.my
Ticketing hotline: 03-92228811
Ticketing outlet : Rock Corner, Speedy Video, Victoria Music Centre, Neway Karaoke Box, The Mines Shopping Mall, TicketCharge office
Unfortunately, T.O.P will not be joining us for the rest of the BIGBANG MADE [V.I.P] TOUR due to the difficulty in his schedule arrangement. T.O.P has expressed his deepest apologies to the fans who have been waiting to see him on the stage. YG Entertainment and IME Malaysia also send out sincere apologies to the fans.
For more information please login to IME Asia Facebook : www.facebook.com/imeasia

-www.ticketcharge.com.my

Promosi Johor di China - Usaha mempromosi sektor pelancongan, pelaburan terima respons baik


JOHOR BAHRU 30 Ogos - Johor merupakan sebuah negeri yang unik dan bertuah kerana dikurniakan dengan kepelbagaian produk pelancongan, iaitu 11 kluster pembangunan pelancongan dalam Pelan Induk Pelancongan Negeri Johor (2014-2023).

Banyak tarikan di negeri ini, antaranya kerencaman budaya, makanan, pusat beli-belah, pulau dan pantai, keindahan flora dan fauna, pusat peranginan, inap desa, taman tema keluarga, pelancongan berasaskan kesihatan dan pendidikan.

Semua ini merupakan kekuatan, keistimewaan dan teras utama produk pelancongan negeri di peringkat nasional dan antarabangsa, sekali gus meletakkan Johor sebagai hab utama pelancongan di Malaysia.

Bagi memantapkan strategi pemasarannya, kerajaan negeri menerusi Tourism Johor me­lakukan pelbagai usaha kreatif dan moden untuk mempromosikan industri pelancongan di negeri ini.

Antara inisiatif dilakukan Tourism Johor adalah mengadakan Program Xplore Johor di wilayah Guangdong, Hei Long Jiang dan Shandong di China, baru-baru ini untuk mengete­ngahkan produk dan perkhidmat­an pelancongan negeri.

Selain misi utama untuk menarik pelancong, lawatan selama seminggu itu juga bertujuan menarik pelaburan baharu ke negeri ini dan tiga wilayah tersebut dipi­lih kerana potensi dan kekuatan ekonominya.

Lawatan disertai 15 delegasi diketuai Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pelancongan, Perdagangan dan Kepenggunaan negeri, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong turut disertai wakil Tourism Johor, Persatuan Pelancongan Johor (PPJ) dan Persatuan Pelancongan Cina Malaysia (MCTA).

Mereka terdiri daripada Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Gambir, Datuk M. Asojan me­rangkap Ahli Jawatankuasa Tourism Johor; Pengerusi PPJ, Mohd. Jamal Salleh: Pengarah Tourism Johor, Asman Shah Abd. Rahman; Pengarah Pusat Pembangun­an Negeri Johor, Ahmad Main, Pengerusi MCTA Johor, Alvin Ho dan tiga wakil media cetak dari negeri ini.

Kunjungan tersebut sebagai simbolik pengukuhan hubungan dua hala antara kerajaan negeri dan kerajaan di wilayah berkenaan, memberikan pendedahan meluas tentang keunikan Johor daripada sudut pelancongan dan pelaburan.

Kedatangan delegasi Johor disambut mesra dan turut mendapat liputan media tempatan. Mereka amat berminat apabila diberikan taklimat dan penerang­an tentang tarikan pelancongan selain peluang dan potensi pelaburan di negeri ini.

Perjumpaan dengan ketua-ketua kerajaan dari provinsi berkenaan selain pengarah dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif daripada beberapa konglomerat di Negara Tembok Besar itu me­nunjukkan reaksi positif dan meyakinkan.

Respons sama juga diberikan oleh pengusaha pelancongan, contohnya semasa sesi dialog dan Seminar Xplore Johor de­ngan lebih 60 pengusaha dan pemilik agensi pelancongan di Guangzhou, mereka teruja untuk bekerjasama dengan Tou­rism Johor.

Menurut Siew Kiong, tiga wilayah berkenaan dipilih ke­rana faktor ekonomi penduduk yang berkemampuan kerana kos sara hidup tidak terlalu tinggi jika dibandingkan dengan bandar-bandar utama di China.

"Misi khusus program ini adalah mempromosikan pelancongan Johor di bandar-bandar peringkat kedua seperti di wilayah Shandong dan Hei Long Jiang yang mempunyai populasi antara 140 hingga 160 juta orang," katanya.

Kerajaan negeri dan Tourism Johor, katanya, turut mengambil kesempatan kemudahan penerbangan terus AirAsia tiga kali seminggu dari Johor Bahru-Guangzhou bermula 30 Mei lalu untuk menarik lebih ramai pelancong China khususnya Guangzhou ke negeri ini.

Beliau berkata, program tersebut memberi fokus di China selain Indonesia kerana jumlah kedatangan pelancong dari Negara Tembok Besar itu semakin me­ningkat apabila 280,923 pelawat negara itu melancong ke Johor dari Januari hingga April lalu.

Jelasnya, perkara tersebut berbeza apabila 201,166 pelancong China yang datang ke negeri itu bagi tempoh yang sama tahun lalu melawat Johor dan pihaknya percaya bilangan berkenaan akan terus meningkat dari semasa ke semasa.

Siew Kiong yakin menerusi usaha-usaha yang dilakukan terutama Program Xplore Johor di wilayah Guangdong, Hei Long Jiang dan Shandong, sasaran satu juta pelancong China dalam tahun ini akan menjadi kenyataan.
-utusan online.

Travel fair to showcase Terengganu

Terengganu promotion: Tengku Zaihan (second from left) and Hamzah holding up a banner when announcing Terengganu’s pick as Malaysia’s Favourite Destination for the weekend’s fair. With them are Beautiful Terengganu secretariat marketing and promotion manager Ahmad Fathil Abd Ghani (left) and MATTA CEO Phua Tai Neng.
KUALA LUMPUR: The delights of Terengganu will be showcased at the three-day Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair which starts on Friday.

The state will have 16 booths at Hall 4 of the Putra World Trade Centre featuring the theme “Destination Tereng­­ganu”.
“The beautiful state is well-known for its pristine islands, sandy beaches, historical sites, unique arts and culture, cuisine and warm hospitality of the people,” MATTA president Datuk Hamzah Rahmat said.
It is all part of the “There’s More to Terengganu Than What You Know” tagline.
Terengganu Tourism and Cultural Affairs committee deputy chairman II Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman said there would be focus on the Terengganu inland besides its beautiful beaches.Mentri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman is expected to launch the booths at the opening ceremony on Saturday.
“We want to increase the number of visitors to Kampung Cina and to highlight the Peranakan culture; from their dances to the cuisine and the way they dress,” Hamzah told reporters yesterday.
Tengku Zaihan said there were also homestays where people could immerse themselves in the Peranakan culture.
He also said that the number of turtles laying eggs at the turtle conservation sites had increased in recent years. This could be among the attractions when the turtles come ashore from June to September.
“Just two months back, I saw turtles laying their eggs. They are very smart as they built two or three nests as ‘dummies’ before laying in their real nest.”
“It really is one of those things you must experience at least once in your life,” he said.
Tengku Zaihan also noted the many tourist attractions around Tasik Kenyir, which is the largest man-made lake in South-East Asia.
Among the attractions are the Kelah (Red Mahseer fish) Sanctuary, Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village, Kenyir Waterpark and Kenyir island-hopping to Pulau Herba, Orchid Island and Butterflies Island.
He said there would be value for money packages offered by tour and travel agencies at the booths for scuba diving, river cruise and occasions like honeymoon.
The Beautiful Terengganu Secretariat will also showcase songket weaving while Suktra Terengganu will have performances to promote the state’s arts, culture and heritage.
Terengganu is the fourth state promoted as Malaysia’s Favourite Destination for MATTA Fair after Sabah, Johor and Malacca.
The 46th Matta Fair will have 1,206 booths in six halls which will also showcase other local and international tour and travel packages and destination from tourism organisations around the world.

-thestar online.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Menu Hidangan Baharu Bagi Penumpang ETS Bermula Esok

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 Ogos (Bernama) -- Penumpang-penumpang Perkhidmatan Tren Elektrik (ETS) Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) kini berpeluang menikmati tujuh variasi menu baharu bermula esok.

Presiden KTMB Datuk Sarbini Tijan berkata menu itu bercirikan makanan Cina, India, Barat dan 'vegetarian' dan mampu menepati citarasa semua lapisan masyarakat.

"Tujuh menu yang ditawarkan ialah 'Assorted Dim Sum with Housin Sauce', 'Mee Goreng Mamak', 'Mini Idli with Dhall Curry', 'Fish Sweet Sour with rice', 'Yee Mee with Black Pepper Chicken', 'Stuffed Paratha with Dhall Curry and Tomato Chutney' dan 'Pasta Spaghetti Seafood Bolognaise'.

"Menu itu ditawarkan kepada penumpang dengan harga berpatutan dalam lebih 40 tren ETS bermula esok," katanya kepada pemberita selepas pelancaran variasi menu baharu KTMB ETS di sini, hari ini.

Beliau berkata koc bufet perkhidmatan tren ETS KTMB juga menerima sijil Halal daripada Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) pada 29 Julai lepas.

"KTMB kini menjadi operator perkhidmatan rel pertama di dunia yang menyediakan menu 'Dim Sum' Halal dalam tren," katanya.

Sebagai promosi pengenalan, KTMB menawarkan pakej kombo makanan dengan harga RM7 setiap set bagi tiga menu makanan baharu iaitu 'Assorted Dim Sum with Hoisin Sauce', 'Mini Idli with Dhall Curry' dan 'Mee Goreng Mamak' bermula esok sehingga 16 Sept.

Setiap pakej kombo makanan itu disertakan dengan air mineral dan ditawarkan bersempena Sambutan Hari Kebangsaan Ke-59 dan Hari Malaysia.

Sarbini berkata pihaknya juga merancang untuk memperkenalkan tempahan awal menu makanan bagi perkhidmatan ETS secara dalam talian.

"Kami dalam proses perbincangan dan menjalankan ujian bagi menu dalam ETS terlebih dahulu. Sekiranya sambutan menggalakkan, kami akan melancarkan tempahan awal secara dalam talian kepada para penumpang," katanya.

-bernama.

29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon ( 16 October 2016 )

Elite mountain runners convene at what has been dubbed the World’s Toughest Mountain Race, the 29th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon.

This year, only 120 qualifed and invited runners will be taking on Kinabalu as they flag off from Kinabalu Park and make their way to the peak at 4095.2 metres above sea level before crossing the finish line back at Kinabalu Park.

While casual climbers may take an average of two days to scale the mountain, professional mountain runners can clock as fast as 4 hours. Categories available this year are the Men and Women’s Elite.


Venue: Kinabalu Park, Kundasang


Organiser: Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd


Contact: +6088- 232121





-Sri Pelancongan Sabah facebook.

Flights from RM9 on Malindo

PETALING JAYA: The Malindo Travel Fair is back, offering low fares to some 28 destinations.

The promotion is valid from Monday till Sept 11 for travel between Aug 29, 2016 and Apr 30, 2017.
Among the offers are flights to Medan from RM9, and flights to Bangkok and Hong Kong from RM69 and RM149, respectively.
Prices include in-flight entertainment, extra legroom, baggage allowance, in-flight meals and on board WiFi. Malindo also offers a full service business class.
For more information visit www.malindoair.com

-thestar online.

Monday, August 29, 2016

DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team Ready To Battle In Britain

Northamptonshire, Great Britain – Monday 29th August

Circuit: Silverstone
Circuit Length: 5.9 km
This weekend the MotoGP paddock returns to the prestigious Silverstone Circuit for round twelve of the Championship.
The historic motorsport venue holds good memories for the DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team following Jakub Kornfeil’s heroic second place finish in last year’s British Grand Prix; marking the team’s first podium finish of 2015.
This second half of the season will see the Czech rider perform at some of his strongest circuits on the Calendar and following his success last year, Kornfeil is hopeful that Silverstone could be the track to upturn his fortunes once again
Feeling confident and hungry to claim his first ever victory in Moto3, Kornfeil is determined to set the positive momentum rolling with a strong result this weekend.
Continuing to learn and develop in his rookie year, teammate Adam Norrodin has his sights firmly set on improving his race results. Having acknowledged his need to further develop his riding style, the young Malaysian man is eager to prove his ability with a solid finish at the British Circuit.
#84 Jakub Kornfeil
“I’m really looking forward to the British Grand Prix this year; I have good memories from Silverstone. My favourite part of the track is after the long straight (the third sector), where there is a right-hand corner, a short straight and then a chicane going left and right; it’s a beautiful part to ride! I also like the very last section of the track leading up to the start/finish.
I think the Honda will be especially competitive in the fast corners and in general I think this circuit can be good for us. I feel very optimistic about this weekend. We have a strong gear box and the speed of our bike in the last two races has been very good, so I’m excited. After Austria my crew chief and I talked a lot about improving our qualifying and we did this well in Brno, so I hope to do the same again. It’s so important to start from the first three rows at Silverstone because the track is so long. If we can do this we can definitely go with the first group in the race and fight for a top five result; this is the plan and this is what we will be pushing for!”
#7 Adam Norrodin
“I’ve never been to Silverstone before, so it’s another new track for me to learn. From what I’ve seen of it on television, I’m confident I can do this quite quickly and be up to speed in second practice. It looks like a very fast track but this should be good for us because our bike has good speed. It’s going to require a lot of confidence to be fast at Silverstone but I like riding fast corners, so I’m looking forward to getting on track.
My riding has improved a lot since Qatar but for sure it’s still not perfect. I have made mistakes but I am continuing to learn from them. My aim at Silverstone is to study the stronger riders more and adapt my style. I need to be smoother and focus harder on my position on the bike.
The team and my crew chief are helping me so much to understand more and step by step I am making progress. Race by race I know I am improving but I need to show this in my results. I hope at Silverstone we can take the next step and make a better job; this is what we will be focussing on. I feel fresh in the head for this next race and I’m ready to work hard.”

-SIC Racing Team facebook.
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Kini jadi destinasi pelancongan antarabangsa - Pulau Sembilan makin dikenali di serata dunia


BAGAN DATOH 28 Ogos - Pulau Sembilan di per­airan Selat Melaka dekat sini berpotensi untuk menjadi destinasi pelancongan bertaraf dunia.

Ia terdiri daripada gugusan sembilan pulau kecil iaitu Pulau Agas, Pulau Lalang, Pulau Saga, Pulau Nipis, Pulau Rumbia, Pulau Payong, Pulau Buluh, Pulau Batu Putih dan Pulau Batu Hitam.

Terletak 18 kilometer dari Bagan Datoh dan 21 kilometer dari Lumut, pulau itu juga di­sifatkan syurga bagi penggemar penyelam skuba.

Baru-baru ini, Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir mengumumkan Pulau Sembilan yang sebelum ini di bawah daerah Manjung, kini diletakkan di bawah pentad­biran daerah baharu iaitu Bagan Datoh.

Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Be­lia, Sukan, Komunikasi dan Multimedia negeri, Datuk Shahrul Zaman Yahya berkata, Pulau Sembilan memiliki kein­dahan alam semula jadi, keindahan pantai dan kaya dengan pelbagai spesies ikan.

Menurut beliau, ini menjadikan pulau tidak berpenghun itu berpotensi besar untuk menjadi destinasi pelancongan bertaraf dunia.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Rungkup berkata, kerajaan ne­geri sememangnya memberikan perhatian terhadap usaha mempromosikan Pulau Sembilan da­lam peta pelancongan dunia.

Katanya, untuk itu beberapa pendekatan akan dilaksanakan namun memelihara kehijauan dan keindahan semula jadi pulau tersebut tetap menjadi ke­utamaan.

“Selain keindahan semula jadi, Pulau Sembilan dilingkungi kawasan perairan yang jernih, kaya dengan pelbagai spesis ikan yang digemari pelancong.
“Jumlah kedatangan pelancong meningkat setiap kali musim cuti.

“Kita akan memastikan ke­datangan pelancong tidak men­cemarkan keindahan pantai, alam semula jadi dan kawasan perairannya,” katanya.

Menurut Shahrul Zaman, untuk memastikan pencemaran tidak berlaku, semua agensi pelancong yang mahu membawa pelancong ke pulau tersebut dikehehendaki mendapatkan kebenaran terlebih dahulu daripada pihak ber­kenaan.

Katanya, jumlah kedatangan pelancong ke pulau berkenaan me­ningkat daripada 120 orang kepada 200 orang ketika ini.

Beliau berkata, para pelancong diminta ti­dak membuang sampah untuk memelihara kebersihan dan ke­indahan semu­la jadi pulau berkaitan.

“Perak mempuyai tiga destinasi pelancongan bertaraf dunia iaitu Taman Negara Royal Belum, Pulau Pangkor dan Pulau Sembilan.

“Diharapkan Pulau Sembilan mampu menjadi pilihan pelancong dan menjadi tarikan pelancongan terbaharu di negeri ini,” katanya.

Sementara itu, pelancong yang ditemui ternyata mengakui kagum dengan keindahan semula jadi Pulau Sembilan.

Muhammad Azmudden Abdul Rahim, 31, berkata, dia tertarik dengan keindahan Pulau Sembilan yang disifatkan memiliki keunikan tersendiri yang tidak terdapat di mana-mana pulau peranginan lain.

“Pulau Sembilan perlu dimajukan lagi dengan pelbagai kemudahan se­perti chalet untuk keselesaan para pelancong,” katanya.

Saripah Abdullah, 55, ber­kata, sebelum ini dia hanya mengetahui keindahan Pulau Sembilan daripada rakan-rakan yang pernah bercuti di sini.

Menurutnya, berpandukan info menarik yang diterima, mendorong dia merancang sejak lebih dua tahun lalu bagi menjejakkan kaki ke pulau ini yang terbukti menarik.

“Saya sangat gembira kerana akhirnya dapat datang ke sini. Keindahan pulau ini seperti yang diceritakan oleh rakan-rakan.

“Jika pulau ini mempunyai kemudahan chalet, ia tentunya lebih menarik kerana kini pelancong terpaksa bermalam di dalam khemah,” katanya.

-utusan online.

The Charms Of Penang Await Participants Of The World Tourism Conference 2016

PUTRAJAYA, 24 August 2016 – Penang, ranked 4th in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016, will be the fourth state in Malaysia to host the World Tourism Conference 2016 (WTC 2016) from 17 to 19 October 2016 after Melaka (2013), Kota Kinabalu (2010) and Kuala Lumpur (2007).

Listed as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2008, George Town in Penang was aptly chosen as the venue for WTC 2016. This capital city of Penang pulsates with life and receives many visitors from all over the world who wish to experience its unique architectural and cultural townscape, which is without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. It also offers everything for a successful meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition.
There is no shortage of quality hotels and holiday resorts in Penang either, allowing participants the convenience of staying in the same location as the conference. Penang as a whole is a compact island, just under 300 kilometers square, which makes the island such an attractive destination as it is easy to get from one place to another. Year-round sunshine makes Penang a favourite location to combine social events or outdoor activities with a conference or business meeting.
This diverse island offers something for everyone, be it cultural heritage, natural environment or man-made entertainments.
Among the latest attractions in Penang include:
  • The Skyway on Penang Hill, a newly-built observation deck that enhances the hilltop forest experience;
  • Entopia (formerly known as the Penang Butterfly Farm), which will become the world’s first butterfly, dragonfly and firefly sanctuary park when it is fully completed in 2018.Its phase one which consists of the butterfly and dragonfly sanctuary as well as an indoor invertebrates discovery centre has been open to public since May 2016;
  • The Habitat in Penang Hill, which provides a wide range attractions to explore like the Nature Trail, Canopy Walk, Tree Top Walk, Red Garden, Butterfly Bank, Yellow Garden, Purple Garden, Ginger Grove and Fragrant Garden.
Rapid Penang CAT, which is a free shuttle bus service that ply the streets of George Town.
WTC 2016 is expected to bring together world leaders in tourism, high-level policy makers, specialists and experts from the public and private sectors, academicians and media representatives to exchange ideas and knowledge as well as share experiences to enhance tourism development further.
The conference is exclusively organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Registration fee is not required for those who are interested to participate in the conference.
For further information and registration, please visit the conference’s official website at http://www.wtc2016malaysia.com. Any enquiries can be addressed to the Secretariat via email at wtc2016@motac.gov.my.

-Tourism Malaysia.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Taiping Has Unique Features To Hold Prestigious Events - Nazri

Kenyan runner Thomas Muli received a medal and RM800 in cash as champion
of the Raintown Half Marathon from Datuk Mohammad Zahir
TAIPING, Aug 28 (Bernama) -- Taiping has special uniqueness and attractions to hold prestigious events like the Raintown Half Marathon to draw visitors, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

He said the organising of such an event which attracted up to 4,000 participants could help boost tourism here and generate income for the local residents.

"The participants most probably come with their families and would spend on accommodation, shopping including for souvenirs, and on food and beverages.

"Such a situation is good for promoting Taiping as a tourist destination and boosting the local economy," he said at the closing of the Raintown Half Marathon at Dataran Warisan Taiping, here, today.

The text of his speech was read out by state Industry, Investment and Corridor Development Committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid.

"Taiping has 23 tourism products for people to visit and 10 types of food that are iconic to the town," Nazri said.

He hoped that the Perak government and other tourism entities like Tourism Perak, Destination Perak and Tourism Malaysia Perak could give continuous support and assistance to the organising of exciting activities in Taipung.

The Raintown Half Marathon was divided into seven categories including the 21km men's open, which was won by Kenyan runner Thomas Muli who received a medal and RM800 in cash.

-bernama.