Frisnadi Sunaryanto says that from the time his family first came to NewZealand, he wanted his kids not to forget their culture. “We also try to meet with other ethnic groups and invite them to come to our gatherings.” Frisnadis son playing with guests’ shoes at a community gathering at his father’s house.
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20 November 2014

When you are world-class the world notices pretty fast as this very new golf course in Langkawi found to its delight.

Participants in the Asean Explore Quest 2014 revelling in a fun game at a homestay. - Photo from Tourism Malaysia

Regional celebrities in an amazing Asean race through Malaysia

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Notable Asean personalities soak in the beauty of Malaysia through a race across the country.

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ADVERTORIAL: gives super time-limited savings up to 60% on accommodations in Malaysia if you use your mobile app.

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18 November 2014

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Travel magazine has come out with its annual list of most favoured cities in the world by its readers.

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Ritz-Carlton App users can share their travel experiences through some customised posters.

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Kuala Selangor – pretty hues of sunset

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No need to head far for some truly captivating sights; they could be at your doorstep, as our photojournalist discovered.

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10 palatial hotels

11 November 2014

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Pampered: Vijaya Latha was welcomed with balloons and a bottle of Moet et Chandon champagne during her stay at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Girls just wanna have fun: Special sort of getaway near home

8 November 2014

Any time’s a good time to celebrate your loved ones.

The largest maze in Malaysia?

1 November 2014

The Maze Challenge Asia will attempt to break the record on Nov 29 and 30 at the Sepang International Circuit.

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9 November 2013

It is situated at a fashionable address, and is clearly classy and elegant.

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12 October 2013

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14 September 2013

Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa offers not just plush rooms but plenty of on-site activities for a fun-filled holiday.

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27 February 2012

A jungle resort that offers both adventure and relaxation in equal measure is only just a few hours away from the city. Perfect for KLites looking to get back to nature.Set amidst the lush jungle of P...

Old-world charm

10 February 2012

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PLOY wins TripAdvisor award

6 August 2013

KL restaurant honoured with Certificate of Excellence.

Crazy about organic coffee

1 July 2013

During his involvement with non-governmental organisations across South-East Asia, Tan Jo Hann crossed paths with coffee-centric communities in different parts of the region.

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24 June 2013

Thai food is often associated with spicy tom yam but there is a wider selection of dishes than just that.

Soup(er) duper!

22 June 2013

A 20-year-old restaurant continues the practice of offering healthful soups.

Down the hatch: A simple dressing of lime juice and Ah Chuan's homemade chilli sauce is all that is needed for this raw oyster.

Rocking oysters

15 June 2013

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Behind the scene:The chefs ErwinSuryana (left) andLukman Zubadi withfried chicken andgrilled chickenrespectively.

Ayam Bakar Mas Mono: Unique grilled and fried chicken dishes

4 June 2013

Heads up, Indonesian food lovers! A new i>ayam bakar/irestaurant is now open in Shah Alam.

Dash of colour:Crunchy MaplePecan Bar withSemifreddo andChocolate MilleFeuille that isdrenched inStrawberryConsomme justbefore it is to beeaten.

The Grill’s gourmet dishes please all the senses

3 June 2013

Using the best of ingredients is only half way to creating a great dish, the other half is in the skills and creativity of the chef as shown at the Mandarin Grill, recently.

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The combination of pasta and a tasty sauce is almost a science in itself. And when you realise that there are countless varieties and shapes of pasta, fillings and sauces, finding the perfect combination becomes a real challenge.

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30 May 2013

Our columnist lists down some of his favourite black char koay teow stalls.

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