Deepavali

By on November 4, 2010 in Celebrations with 4 Comments

The scent of freshly cut jasmine wafts through the air. The kolam decorated intricately with rice powder is a riot of colours. Deepavali treats such as murukku, omapoodi and sweetmeats are prepared for guests.

Preparations are under way for the big celebration of Deepavali in households throughout Malaysia.

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Bajau Parang Making

By on October 29, 2010 in Arts & Craft, Tour with 8 Comments

Interested in learning more of the ancient traditions of parang making in Sabah?

Drop by Kampung Siasai in Kota Belud, on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. The village is famed for its handmade parangs made by the Bajau community.

A parang, a medium-sized tool or weapon, looks like a long blade or machete, has been handmade by the Bajaus for generations. It is used for clearing land, cutting meat and also as wall decorations.

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Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC)

By on October 20, 2010 in Eco with 7 Comments

Place: Marine Ecology Eco Research Centre (MERC) Location: Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Where: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah “This is called the chocolate chip starfish. Look at the brown spots on its skin!” “Looks very much like chocolate chips!” Sarah, a volunteer at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC), held the starfish firmly in […]

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Kampung Food

By on October 12, 2010 in Food with 1 Comment

There comes a time in every urbanite’s life when you grow sick and tired of the burger and fries, the instantly prepared mee goreng from the mamak, and the quick pizza delivered to your home in less than 30 minutes. There is simply a craving from your taste buds for more, a longing for an […]

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CITY OF DIGITAL LIGHTS

By on October 1, 2010 in Family with 6 Comments

i-City is the latest tourist spot in Shah Alam, Selangor. Dubbed the City of Digital Lights, it is reputed to be the first lightscape tourist destination in Malaysia.

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Berbuka puasa with Starpoints Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

By on August 11, 2010 in Food, Hotels with 2 Comments

This Ramadhan, try out the berbuka puasa spread at StarPoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Just a stone’s throw away from bustling streets, shopping centers, and stunning historic landmarks in the city centre. Offering a tantalising feast of International Ramadhan delicacies, prepared by StarPoints Hotel guest chefs from Pakistan.

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Sumai Suite Hotel Ramadhan Buffet

By on August 11, 2010 in Food with 1 Comment

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Hotel updates: Sumai Suite Hotel

By on August 11, 2010 in Hotels with 3 Comments

In need of a break? Try out Terengganu’s latest hotel and apartment, Sumai Hotel Suite. It is located in Kuala Terengganu close to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, University Darul Iman Malaysia Kota Campus and nearby the Terengganu International Airport. The hotel has several types of apartments: Sumai Suite Apartment (3 units), Superior Apartment (37 […]

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Hullo!

By on August 11, 2010 in Malaysia with 1 Comment

Hello everyone, Such a calm and balmy weather these past few days in Malaysia. Just would like to say, “Happy Ramadhan – Selamat Berpuasa’ to Muslims everywhere. May you gain patience and much anticipated enlightenment (aha!)  during these challenging times. We were thinking of bringing out more information on hotels throughout the country, as well […]

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Dive sites closure

By on July 27, 2010 in Diving, Eco with 1 Comment

Several dive sites in three states in Peninsular Malaysia have been temporary closed due to coral bleaching, a phenomenon caused by global warming  that  has increased sea water temperature. According to the Department of Marine Park, Malaysia has more than 80 dive sites. The closure period is from July 2 until October 31, 2010 and […]

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