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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Travelling On A Budget Holiday,Free Seat & Extra Flight for Festive Season.

You can still enjoy a great holiday experience in Malaysia even if you have to cut corners to make your travel wish come true.With that in mind, here are some quick  tips that would come handy if you’re planning on travelling on a budget in Malaysia. This article published in VIRTUAL MALAYSIA (03May,2014) .  
AirAsia is back with its Free Seats* promotion with 2.5 million promo seats available for immediate booking, for travel period in the first half of 2015..
If you wish to try your luck for a free airfare just go tothis website AIRASIA
 The Hybrid Airlines ,Malindo Air (Lion Group) will offer additional or extra flight for domestic destination for the coming Hari Raya festive season..HERE
The initiative taken by Malindo Air to meet higher demand for services during the upcoming Raya celebrations will see increased frequencies from July 23 to August 4 for domestic destinations such as Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar, Johor Baru and Penang. - See more at:

Hybrid airline, Malindo Air, will offer additional flights for domestic destinations during the Hari Raya celebration. - See more at:
Hybrid airline, Malindo Air, will offer additional flights for domestic destinations during the Hari Raya celebration. - See more at:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The 1st Subang International Air Carnival 2014 .

Subang International Air Carnival 2014

The Subang International Air Carnival 2014 (SIAC 2014) scheduled for June 12-15 at the Skypark Regional Aviation Centre, Section U3, Shah Alam will provide a family-oriented aerospace experience to visitors. Organised by F&R Exhibition and Conference Sdn Bhd in partnership with the Skypark Regional Aviation Centre, it is themed “Transforming Malaysia’s Aerospace Education & Career Opportunities”.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT to Close; Tune Hotel klia2 to Open 9 May.

After five years of providing affordable hotel rooms to passengers of KLIA’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), the Tune Hotel KLIA-LCCT will close down effective 9 May 2014, giving way to a brand new, 400-room Tune Hotel klia2 that will open on the same day.
 Tune Hotels core proposition is to offer a great night’s sleep at a great price. All of the Tune hotels feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: 5-star beds and powerful hot showers. Though minimally priced, the strategically located hotels provide housekeeping services, electronic keycard access into rooms, extensive CCTV systems, and no access into the main lobby without a keycard past midnight. A ‘pay as you use’ system is in place for optional energy-consuming amenities.
 Tune Hotel klia2 is directly connected to the new klia2 terminal via a covered walkway and link bridge. A short 10-minute walk is all that it takes to get to the terminal, allowing easy and convenient access to check-in counters as well as the Gateway@klia2 shopping mall. READ MORE HERE and HERE.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) Officially Open.

This is a historic moment with the arrival of the first airplane in the new airport The Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 or KLIA2.
The IATA Terminal Code for klia2 will be KUL Terminal 2 or KUL 2. For KLIA, the IATA Terminal Code will be KUL Main Terminal or KUL M.
Photo from Malaysia Airport Berhad or #KLIA2
Malindo Air flight OD1027 from Kota Kinabalu, carrying 110 passengers, made a historic touch down at the spanking new RM4bil KLIA2 . Also published HERE
Malindo Air flight OD1027 from Kota Kinabalu was the first flight landed on klia2 last night at 12.10am . Pix by NSTP/ Fariz Iswadi Ismail.
 Following seven years of conctruction,KLIA2   HERE.

Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — - See more at:

SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at:

SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at:
SEPANG, May 2 — Following seven years of construction, KLIA2 — the terminal for low-cost carriers with a capacity to serve up to 45 million passengers annually — commenced operations as the first flight, Malindo Air Flight OD1027, touched down at 12.05am this morning. - See more at:


Sunday, April 27, 2014

KLIA2 Open Day .

To-day Sunday is klia2 Open Day.What is KLIA2  READ HERE.
Public will be presented with the opportunity to experience and explore klia2 before its opening on 2 May as Malaysia Airports is giving preview of the world's largest purpose-built terminal for low cost carriers on Sunday, 27 April 2014 at the klia2 Open Day.
Malaysia Airport Berhad article on 23April,2014  READ MORE 
Photo from MAB (Malaysia Airpor Berhad)
 Mock boarding passes would be issued to visitors upon registration as a souvenir of the visit to KLIA2 Open Day. Visitors could also view and experience the KLIA2 Skybridge, the first in Asia and only the third airport Skybridge in the world.
 “There will be lots of fun activities awaiting visitors including the chance to tour the airport terminal to get a real feel of both the domestic and international as well as departure and arrival processes at the new terminal,

 The public at KLIA2  open day..
Photos credit to Malaysia Airport Berhad & Congratulations to KLIA2 for job well done.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Air Asia Fly From Kuching to Langkawi.

There are many option of how you want to go to Langkawi from Kuching.First of course you have to take flight to Kuala Lumpur either with Malaysia Airline ,Malindo Air and AirAsia.From Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi you can take either by Air or Land and Traveling time may take you almost one day from Kuching to Langkawi .
Come 20March,2014 AirAsia will take you from Kuching to Langkawi (Direct flight) & flying time will take you to Langkawi in less than 2 hours.
Book Low Fare or FREE Seat now to Langkawi.

: 28 January 2014 - 9 February 2014
: 20 March 2014 - 31 January 2015 
 To Book on line click AirAsia
Perhaps you want to know about Langkawi you visit  this website Langkawi Tourism
 AirAsia Airbus A320 in Kuching International Airport.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eating Sarawak : Kuching.

AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline further enhances connectivity from East Malaysia, particularly Sarawak with the announcement of its 3x weekly direct flights from Kuching to Kota Bharu, which will commence from 22 March 2014 onwards.This new route will be AirAsia’s eighth domestic route from Kuching, and AirAsia will be the sole airline to connect Kuching directly to the East Coast of Semenanjung Malaysia.
To celebrate the announcement of this new route, AirAsia will be giving away free seats which are available for booking online at from 20th January until 2nd February 2014. Guests will only need to pay for the applicable taxes and fees from RM29 one way. The travel period for these free seats will be from the commencement of the inaugural flight on 22nd March 2014 until 31st January 2015.
I welcome tourist from KotaBahru to visit Kuching.
Kuching officially the City of Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the states of Sarawak. The city covers an area of 431 km² and has a population about 165,642 on the north, while 159,490 on the south. If mixed, the total of the population are 325,132.
Kuching is one of the two subsets of the Kuching Proper subdistrict, the other subset being part of the Padawan municipality. Kuching Proper is one of the three subdistricts in the Kuching District, which is one of the three districts in the Kuching Division.
Sarawak  Tourist Attraction & Hotel guide HERE
Freelance Food & Travel Writer in Kuching HERE
Blogger trip to Kuching HERE

Visit Sarawak Year 2014 ..Selamat Datang ke-Sarawak.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

AirAsia welcomes Visit Malaysia Year 2014 .

AirAsia adds to the celebrations of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) with exciting promotional base fares from as low as RM14* one way with applicable taxes & fees from RM26, to great domestic destinations such as Alor Setar, Penang, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Terengganu, Tawau, Kota Kinabalu and more.Read HERE AIR ASIA & To booked on line AirAsia.

Discover more of Malaysia’s wonders by downloading AirAsia’s ‘Awesome Malaysia’ & ‘Discover Borneo’ travel guides at The travel guides are free and include essential travel information at each domestic destination such as accommodation, transport and the must-see’s and must-do’s of each place. These guides will provide both domestic & international travellers a better insight into the places they are visiting throughout VMY2014.
Air Asia is  ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013 held in Doha, Qatar.AirAsia emerged as winner in the ‘World’s Leading Low Cost Airline’ category, receiving the highest votes from travel professionals from around the globe, surpassing other nominees in the category, namely Air Arabia, Air Berlin, easyJet, JetBlue Airways, Precision Air and Southwest Airlines.
 I have been hearing about the  Air Asia Queens Park Rangers Official Partner Airbus A320 Aircraft and finally I managed to spot the plane while doing my routine hobby as plane spotter in Kuching .QPR and Air Asia have been bringing Malaysian name to new heights for the correct reason of course.

Selamat Datang ke-Kuching.
Where to Eat in Kuching...HERE














Monday, January 6, 2014

Visit Sarawak Year 2014. Seeing Orang Utans in Kuching.

If you flew to Kuching, on the Malaysian side of Borneo, for a chance to see endangered animals in the wild and explore native tribal culture. It was like stepping into the pages of National Geographic.
Visit Orangutans  for more info HERE or Sarawak Tourism Board .

Adventurejunglewildlife and beauty are the first words that spring to your mind when you travels to Sarawak in Borneo, East Malaysia. You can view here what the tourist say about his or her trip to Sarawak. British Travel Press Award 2013.

Transportation :HERE
My Visit to Orang Utans: HERE


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Places To Visit During Visit Sarawak Year 2014.

In case you don’t know, year 2014 has been declared as the "VISIT SARAWAK YEAR 2014". It promises to be the biggest tourism celebration ever in this country, with a phenomenal line-up of events and festivals. Do watch out for dates of exciting events around Sarawak for 2014.
More information here 
Visit Sarawak Year 2014: Longhouse Homestay Packages
or Sarawak Tourism Board 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Orang Asli in West Malaysia.

Orang Asli (lit. “original people”, “natural people” or “aboriginal people” in Malay), is a generic Malaysian term used for people indigenous to Peninsular Malaysia. Officially, there are 18 orang asli tribes. Orang Asli kept to themselves until the first traders from India arrived in first millennium AD. Living in the interior they bartered inland products like resins, incense woods and feathers for salt, cloth and iron tools. The rise of the Malay sultanates, coinciding with trade in Orang Asli slaves, forced the group to retreat further inland to avoid contact with outsiders. The arrival of British colonists brought further inroads in the lives of Orang Asli.They were the target of Christian missionary and subjects of anthropological research.
Slave raids into Orang Asli settlements were quite common feature back in the 18th and 19th centuries. These slave-raiders were mainly local Malays and Bataks, who considered the Orang Asli as ‘kafirs’, ‘non-humans’, ‘savages’ and ‘jungle-beasts.’ The modus operandi was basically to swoop down a settlement and then kill off all the adult men. Women and children were captured alive as they are ‘easier to tame.’ The captives Orang Asli slaves were sold off or given to local rulers and chieftains to gain their favour. Slaves trade soon developed and even continued into the present century despite the official abolition of all forms of slavery in 1884. The derogatory term sakai was used to refer to the Orang Asli until the middle of the 20th century meant slave or dependent. Many of the elders Orang Asli still remember this period of their history, and they detest being called Sakai.

In 2000, the Orang Asli comprise only 0.5% of the total population in Malaysia. Their population is approximately 148,000.
Text adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Orang Asli.
Most of the photos here are photograph by my daughter using Panasonic DMC Lumix LX3.During her field work trip to Pos Orang Asli Senderut,Kuala Lipis in Pahang.
Photo edited by myself.

Orang Asli is not like what we expected. We can change them to be like others. BUT changing time must be consistent and taking long time. Their children really want changes. They want to go to school BUT we do not plan for them. Short thinking we are cruel to them and let them living in the forest hunting wildlife which we want to conserve for future generation. Some one have to do it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sarawak Regatta 2012 .

Venue: Kuching Waterfront 

Start Date: 14 September 2012
End Date: 16 September 2012
Sarawak Regatta has been a premier event with a distinct historical and cultural significant. It was held as early as before 1872 and was organized as an annual event taking place during the New Year. Sarawak Gazette had recorded in 1872, that the annual Regatta that year was held, on 29th February 1872 at the Sarawak River infront of the Astana. The European community in Sarawak and in the neighboring countries were invited to the Astana - for breakfast - before the race. Keen competition were also recorded for the Rajah Cup. The boat 'Sri Matu' built and manned by the Melanaus, was reported as the winning boat.
The Gazette records provided the indication that Regatta had been an important social event organized annually for social integration and goodwill for the people of Sarawak. Prominent political figure, the late Tan Sri Datuk Amar Ong Kee Hui, recorded that Rajah Charles Brooke used to send his yacht Maimunah1 to outstation to bring in the various Tuan Residents to join in the social event.
The tradition of holding the annual Regatta in the Sarawak River continued through the Colonial period and into the post-Malaysia period. During these periods the Regatta was organized by Resident and District Office with funds from the Government while the rest of the fund was raised through public donations.
The day programme include races for traditional longboats, dragon boats and other activities, like the running of totolizers, climbing greasing poles, catching ducks and pillow fights. Racing boats from outstations made it a grand affair and also a great occasion for families from outside the State Capital to visit Kuching town.

 all the above images from my Olympus E620 & 70-300mm Zuiko lens.
Sarawak Regatta is in the eyes of the WORLD  read here DEMOTIX

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Street of Kuala Lumpur :KL Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus.

The Capital City of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. The best way to see it all in Kuala Lumpur is by going on the KL Hop on Hop off bus. If you are unfamiliar with this bus, this bus goes to all the tourist destination that Kuala Lumpur has to offer for a price. In every bus, you will have a tour guide explaining you the tourist spot in Kuala Lumpur.
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.
The bus goes to more than 20 major attractions in Kuala Lumpur. The ticket price for Malaysians is RM 19 while for foreigners is RM 38. This is a good way to see Kuala Lumpur because if you take a taxi to all this places, it will cost you a fortune.
Red color is the bus route.

Basically, this bus tour caters for everyone   
 More information by log on to this website KL Hop-On Hop-Off

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fireflyz-New Hub & New Route.

Firefly said: Firefly starts a new chapter in its expansion plan with a new hub in Johor Bahru.The new routes is from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.


Fireflyz   offer daily direct flights 2 times a day from their new hub of Johor Bahru (JHB) to Kuching (KCH) and Kota Kinabalu (BKI).The aircraft Boeing 737-400 first flight began on May 19 and June 16, 2011 .


In conjunction with celebrating the introduction of these new routes,fly for free promotions as low as RM9 one-way ticket (Fare RM0.01 + RM8.99 tax) for online booking starting from Feb 22 until Feb 28 2011

 737400 interior

Photo credit to Airliner .net.                      (The interior view of Boeing 737-400)

The new exterior look, the new owner should consider retrofitting the seats, by just replacing the Business Class seats with normal Economy seats. Through this option, the Boeing 737-400 will have slightly more capacity at the same time retaining the luxurious seat-pitch it currently have.The new hub "The Sultan Ismail Airport" Johor Bahru is the first step to make it the site for Firefly continues to expand, especially in the next plan to introduce new international routes flying from Johor Bahru to Jakarta , Surabaya and Bandung .  Obviously "orange power" Firefly is now more advanced and faster after the successful invasion of the blue cloud of direct flights of Boeing 737-800 aircraft from their new route to KLIA to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu since January 15, 2011.

Congratulations ......


Tip from me:  All low cost carrier in Malaysia  is a perfectly good airline to fly if you book early, don't carry much luggage, have no special requirements, and you are certain that nothing will arise that will require you to engage with any aspect of the airline's "customer service". .

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The World's first Cat Museum......

From my mail box this morning from Malaysia Airline System (MAS).


or you also can go to Kuching from KUL (KLIA) by log on to this website 


For those from West Malaysia who wish to visit Kuching,Sarawak now is the time to plan & book your seat.You don't need many things to carry if you are travelling to Kuching .A small bag pack to put necessary things,travel document,camera and a bottle of drinking water .Clothing(cotton) and shoes is casual and comfortable (sport sneakers).


If you are within Kuching City,beside walking the Kuching Street and enjoy the Kampong view from the Kuching waterfront, I suggest you take a tour to the World's first Cat Museum in Petra Jaya Kuching.

cat-museum-2 cat-museum-3

The World's first Cat Museum,is devoted to all things feline,is in Petra Jaya in the Kuching City North City Hall.Cat lovers will find range of exhibits,photos,feline art and cat

City North City Hall.Cat lovers will find range of exhibits,photos,feline art and cat souvenir open daily 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays).The admission is free but if you have camera......fee is Rm3.00 for camera and Rm5.00 for video.You can take a green bus from Kuching City centre and ask the local.

"Saya mauk pegi opis DBKU' or 'Saya mauk pegi museum Pusak (pusak is Cat in local Malay of Kuching).

See you in Kuching.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Museums in Kuching City.....

Honestly,I have found the most reasonable air fares directly from the official airline websites.And if you subscribe to their newsletter or like their facebook or twitter you are always informed of the upcoming discount or package well in advance,sometime even before it's out in the press for e.g.

Firefly Airlines

We have an EXCITING announcement tomorrow that involves NEW routes and LOW fares! How low can we go? Check back tomorrow (Feb 22) after 3pm (local time) for the juicy details... :)

Firefly Airline is flying to KCH from KLIA .....



The Sarawak Museum.....

If you have no time to travel to the entire Sarawak, you owe a visit to the Sarawak Museum. Some travelers commented that simply spend an hour at Sarawak Museum is as good as traveling to the entire Sarawak for a week. There are simply too many things to tell you about Sarawak in this museum. It’s located right in the city centre, and within a walking distance from major hotels in Kuching, especially Merdeka Palace Hotel. The best part of it is, the entrance to Sarawak Museum is free of charge, and no ticket purchase needed, nothing, so why not?


The rear view of Islamic Museum.....

The Islamic Museum is open daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm.It is located on Jalan P.Ramlee in the beautiful restored Maderasah Melayu Buildinh (1930).It is also accessible from the rear of the Sarawak Museum's new wing.The Islamic Museum present a clear picture of the rich historical heritage and special culture of the Muslim community in Sarawak and throughout the Malay-Indonesia archipelago,the traces connection with the development of Islam in the rest of the World.The museum consists of 7 galleries set around a central courtyard garden.each with a different theme.