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Ink48 - a Kimpton Hotel â¿¿ New York City, United States. - Photo from TripAdvisor
No monkeying around...it's serious business with VMY2014 as Malaysia's diversity, culture, festivals, people, food and natural attractions among others have brought in more visitors this year. - Starpix by RAYMOND OOI
A holiday rental option in Phuket is the Kalim Beach House and staying here might provide some savings. - Photo from TripAdvisor
Hotel amenities that may interest Muslim tourists include prayer rooms or separate swimming pools for men and women. - Photo from AFP

10 incredible hotel rooftops

More tourist arrivals to Malaysia in comparison to last year

Cheaper in long run to stay in rental properties than hotels

Halal tourism explained

More Malaysia Stories

A holiday rental option in Phuket is the Kalim Beach House and staying here might provide some savings. - Photo from TripAdvisor

Cheaper in long run to stay in rental properties than hotels

14 October 2014

TripAdvisor research compares hotel and holiday rental costs for week-long stays for groups and families.

Hotel amenities that may interest Muslim tourists include prayer rooms or separate swimming pools for men and women. - Photo from AFP

Halal tourism explained

13 October 2014

Many people do not understand what halal tourism is all about and here are some FAQs.

Tackling Malaysia's highest peak requires perseverance.

Mount Kinabalu is a summit worth tackling for charity

11 October 2014

A medical centre climbs Malaysia’s highest peak to raise funds for stroke victims.

The Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Great Milton, England gets the eight spot on the Top 10 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Restaurants in the World. - Photo from TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor toasts the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants

10 October 2014

If you have the moolah, here’s a list of the top dining establishments around the world to splurge it on.

Screenshot of Airbnb Superhost. - Photo from AFP

Picking the best hosts on Airbnb

9 October 2014

Airbnb’s Superhost program aims to help travellers book with confidence.

Lai Po Heen Chinese Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur....restaurants need to have more images for one to have more customer engagement online. - Photo from TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor studies what causes customers to engage with restaurants online

7 October 2014

Study reveals which factors drive higher online engagement from prospective customers on restaurant pages.

Experience a spectacular display of might at this year's Kuala Lumpur International Tattoo parade. - Filepic

Tattoo-ing the military might in Kuala Lumpur

6 October 2014

Brace yourself to be inspired by a great military parade in our capital city.

'The Most Beautiful Thing': Ultra-running in Sabah

4 October 2014

Hard-core runners and trekkers tackle a 100km route along the foothills of Mount Kinabalu.

Green ambition: Ecotourists to Malaysia can get closer to nature through activities such as canopy-walking. - Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Matta’s APeco leads the way in sustainability in tourism

4 October 2014

The upcoming APeco conference seeks to discover the prospects of ecotourism in the country.

Let's face it, not everyone can fly First Class, but there are simple ways for DIY "upgrades". - Photo from Wikimedia Commons

10 ways to make Economy feel like First Class

2 October 2014

Save hundreds of ringgit – fly like it’s First Class for a fraction of the price with our guide to giving yourself a personal upgrade.

More Hotel Stories

Musings about a Bangkok hotel

9 November 2013

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

Putting the pleasure back in business

12 October 2013

‘Bleasure’ – referring to business and leisure – is a growing trend among business travellers.

Five-star treatment at Hilton Phuket Arcadia

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.

Paddy House, where the writer stayed.

Weekend getaway at Sunset Valley in Langkawi island

4 May 2013

This no-frills getawayoffers a hard-to-beatsense of serenity.

Desaru’s hidden gem

30 March 2012

Life’s a beach at Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa. Located in the heart of Desaru, Johor, the resort combines panoramic views of the South China Sea with lush tropical rainforests and exudes a f...

Orchard living

28 March 2012

Tucked away in the quiet district of Mantin in Negri Sembilan, is a unique nature retreat that offers visitors an eye-opening and rejuvenating experience.For a little bit of peace and a whole lot of b...

Socially responsible resort

28 March 2012

Berjaya does its part for Mother Nature.An island where you can trek through the lush jungle, and then run across the powdery sand for a dip in crystal-clear waters: Tioman Island, or Pulau Tioman, is...

Fit for a Ming king

22 March 2012

One of the newest hotels in Kota Kinabalu gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from our reporter.Four-star hotel but a five-star experience. That about sums up my stay at the Ming Garden Hotel & Reside...

Back to nature

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

Clove Hall in George Town, Penang, is a guesthouse that feels like somebody just opened the doors to their lovely home to you.Think Penang, think old-world charm. Think old-world charm, and you’ll get...

More Restaurant Stories

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.

Serving the best of both worlds

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

These molluscs come big and fresh in Sekinchan.

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.

Doing it theright way:A chefdemonstratinghand-madetagliatellepasta duringthe medialaunch atItaliannies.

Italiannies: Italian food lovers have eight new dishes to savour

31 May 2013

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.

The hunt for noodles continues

30 May 2013

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

Gai Hor Bai (deep fried chicken in pandanleaves) is one of the mouth-watering offerings.

Saffron Brasserie: Buffet features best of cuisine from Land of Smiles

30 May 2013

Let your taste buds sizzle with the exotic taste of Thai cuisine at Saffron Brasserie in Ancasa Hotel Spa, Kuala Lumpur.

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