George Town, Malacca named World Heritage sites

Travel Info July 8th, 2008

kapitan Keling MosqueKUALA LUMPUR, July 8 — Malaysia’s two oldest cities, George Town and Malacca, have finally been listed as World Heritage sites after seven years of campaigning at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), which gave the status yesterday.

Its Paris-based World Heritage Council met in Quebec, Canada and confirmed the listings which will see historical and cultural properties in both cities to be listed on the Unesco World Heritage List.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng welcomed the announcement, telling The Malaysian Insider: “This is great news for George Town. We have to maintain our heritage and history and the state government intends to just that.”

Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the success in the bid is a boost to multiculturalism and tourism for Malaysia.Stadhuys Malacca

In George Town, the core areas encompass the historical sites of George Town, including the Lebuh Acheh historical enclave and sites such as the Lebuh Acheh Malay Mosque, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Kling Mosque, the Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Khoo Kongsi, St George’s Church, Assumption Church, St Xavier’s Institution, Convent Light Street, Little India, the museum and court building, the commercial area of Beach Street, Fort Cornwallis, Esplanade, City Hall, the clan jetties and the port areas.

In Malacca, which was founded in the 1400s, historical sites near the St Paul’s Hill, the 17th-century Dutch Stadhuys buildings, Jonker Street with its Dutch-era buildings, Jalan Tukang Besi, Kampung Morten and Malacca River have been recognised as part of the world heritage sites. — TheMalaysianInsider

Round 1 – Tony vs Idris

Travel Info May 15th, 2008

AirAsia vs Malaysia Airlines
Who will win? I don’t care because it doesn’t matter who will win the debates as long as the consumers come out as the winner? In the first place, the idea of having the debate should not even come out.

On the red side, they claimed the blue side is being heavily subsidised and having protection by the government on certain lucrative routes. On the blue side, they claimed the red side is also being subsidised by the government. But almost every citizens of Malaysia knows what is currently happening with both sides. There are no need for both sides to point finger at each other but fight and focus with what you have and show to us what is your capabilities.

компютри втора употребаAirAsia raps MAS over deals

KUALA LUMPUR: The battle between the two local carriers AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines has turned up a notch after waging their fare wars.
Yesterday, AirAsia called on Malaysia Airlines to keep the competition fair and healthy and “not to take toys from its playground.”
Its group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes also questioned yesterday why MAS was not promoting zero fares for non-AirAsia routes such as London and Sydney, to give more options to customers.
He also challenged MAS managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala to publicly deny or accept allegations that subsidies for international flights were used to promote domestic low-fare promotions.
Continue reading at The Star – AirAsia raps MAS over deals

Malaysia Airlines Year End Offer

Travel Info December 7th, 2007

Malaysia Airlines Year End Offer

destination asean
Kuala Lumpur – Bandar Seri Begawan MYR 620
Kuala Lumpur – Bangkok MYR 370
Kuala Lumpur – Cebu MYR 520
Kuala Lumpur – Denpasar MYR 580
Kuala Lumpur – Hanoi MYR 670
Kuala Lumpur – Ho Chi Minh City MYR 480
Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta MYR 420
Kuala Lumpur – Manila MYR 900
Kuala Lumpur – Medan MYR 250
Kuala Lumpur – Phnom Penh MYR 350
Kuala Lumpur – Phuket MYR 280
Kuala Lumpur – Siem Reap MYR 350
Kuala Lumpur – Surabaya MYR 430
Kuala Lumpur – Yangon MYR 690

Domestic MY
Kuala Lumpur – Alor SetarMYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Bintulu MYR 159
Kuala Lumpur – Johor Bahru MYR 49
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Bharu MYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu MYR 199
Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Terengganu MYR 39
Kuala Lumpur – Kuantan MYR 69
Kuala Lumpur – Kuching MYR 139
Kuala Lumpur – Labuan MYR 199
Kuala Lumpur – Miri MYR 169
Kuala Lumpur – Penang MYR 39
Kuala Lumpur – Sibu MYR 159

Do I Need Travel Medical Insurance?

OnlyFive, Travel Info December 1st, 2007

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Free things to see and do while in Britain

OnlyFive, Travel Info November 12th, 2007

The British MuseumWho says it’s expensive to spend your holiday in Britain when there are so many things which are cheap or free to see and do while there. In London for example, there are British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Science Museum and Natural History Museum. All of this world class museums are free to enter for visitors. In other city like Birmingham, you can visit for free the Barber Institute of Fine Art where you can find a world-class collection of European masters like Rembrandt, Ruben, Degas and Matisse from the 13th century onwards. And if you are in Manchester, you can experience for free the Victorian era of police in Manchester by visiting Greater Manchester Police Museum.
Old TraffordBarber Institute of Fine Art

On the other hand, accommodation is not available for free unless you have won a free hotel stays for hotels in London. So, a little sums of accommodation budget is required to be set aside. Whether you want hotels in Birmingham or hotels in Manchester, make sure you get the best offers available before arriving there.