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What to do at Telekom Museum, Kuala Lumpur

Some time in 1985, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was passing by Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur in a car when a beautiful neo-classical building caught his attention. That chance encounter would change the course of history forever – it prevented the building from being torn down. Instead, …

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Trendy new look for this budget hotel at the airport

Tune Hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 has recently been refurbished to better serve guests and transit travellers. The multi-functional, integrated public spaces have been redesigned to include a new restaurant, a bar and a library. Guestrooms have also been added to the new garden wing. The look …

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Modern art, antiques on show at Lebanon cube museum

At a new private museum in Lebanon, a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millennia-old statues retrieved from the bottom of the sea. Named after the Mesopotamian god of wisdom, the Nabu Museum opened in late September to showcase the cultural wealth of an ancient region devastated …

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KD Hang Tuah to be turned into Naval museum

In line with the tradition practised by navies around the world, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has chosen KD Hang Tuah, the oldest vessel serving in its fleet, to be turned into a Naval Museum. The transformation of the ship into a museum will be done through a collaboration between …

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Etihad Airways will fly Boeing 787-9 to KL

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 on its daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur, effective Dec 20 this year, and to Brussels, effective Jan 3 next year. The new two-class 787 Dreamliner service will feature next-generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats – …

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What to do at the Goddess Of Mercy Temple, Penang

For many Penangites, the Goddess Of Mercy temple – colloquially known as Kuan Yin Teng – is a place of pride and divine protection. As the island’s oldest Taoist temple, it has emerged unscathed throughout turbulent times since its inception in 1728. Dedicated to the venerable Goddess Kuan Yin, the …

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Should you stay at a hotel in Malaysia during the monsoon season?

Monsoon season in Malaysia often spells heavy rainfall, strong winds and rough seas. Between mid-October and the end of March, states on the eastern side of the peninsula such as Terengganu and Kelantan experience turbulent weather due to the northeast monsoon that temporarily dampens the tourism and hospitality sector. Terengganu, …

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What to do at Kampung Sungai Melayu, Johor

The capital city of Johor might be better known as a gateway to Singapore, or for its abundance of theme parks. Thus, a boat tour around the river and mangroves is probably the last thing you would associate with the bustling city. But that’s exactly what visitors will find at …

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New MAS service to Madinah offers convenience for pilgrims, perks for students

Malaysia Airlines expands its global network into Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a seasonal direct commercial service from Kuala Lumpur to Madinah. The scheduled service is meant to complement the airline’s charter operations to Madinah. Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Izham Ismail said, “We are pleased to expand …

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