Let's face it, not everyone can fly First Class, but there are simple ways for DIY "upgrades". - Photo from Wikimedia Commons
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Malaysians want to have a sense of freedom when they travel and are likely to feel energised. - Starpix by S.S. YOGA
A new survey by reveals the importance of hotel reviews to business travellers. - Photo from

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Malaysians want to have a sense of freedom when they travel and are likely to feel energised. - Starpix by S.S. YOGA

Survey results of Malaysian travellers

30 September 2014

Malaysians are among the most likely to become more open-minded and tolerant of others and learn something new as a result of a holiday.

A new survey by reveals the importance of hotel reviews to business travellers. - Photo from

The importance of hotel reviews

29 September 2014

What type of traveller relies least on hotel reviews? A recent survey by has that answer.

Malaysia is tops for Muslim travel

27 September 2014

The world’s friendliest destination for Muslim travellers, according to a survey released earlier this year, is Malaysia. However, Japan has shown the most improvement as it ramps up efforts to cash in on a growing market.

Visitors to the World Tourism Day celebration in Johor will be entertained by vibrant cultural performances.

World Tourism Day comes to Malaysia

24 September 2014

Visitors can expect a festive atmosphere at the country’s celebration of tourism.

Passage to bliss. - Photo from TripAdvisor

14 naturally awesome swimming pools

23 September 2014

Who needs man-made pools when you have these at hand!

5 unexpected wine tourism destinations

23 September 2014

Finding wine beyond the Rhone, Yarra and Napa Valleys.

Lynnie sharing a light moment with Muay Thai fighter, model and actor Peter Davis who was her personal shopper for the day.

Life in the big-shot lane

20 September 2014

AirAsia’s loyalty programme awards two lucky individuals with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Readers gave Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia the title of friendliest cities in the world in a new survey. - Photo from AFP

Friendly Down Under

17 September 2014

Australasia dominates list of world’s friendliest cities.

Llawa The Dining Lounge is third on the list of top restaurants in Malaysia according to TripAdvisor travellers. - Photo from Llawa The Dining Lounge

TripAdvisor reveals Asia’s top restaurants for local cuisines

16 September 2014

With the release of the list, Langkawi’s Privilege Restaurant & Bar is named international travellers’ favourite Malaysian restaurant.

Among the objects survey respondents reported taking from their hotel rooms were towels, robes, and sometimes even lamps. - Photo from AFP

Who steals from hotel rooms?

12 September 2014

A recent survey looks at the severity of hotel room pilfering by the nationality of the guests.

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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

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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...

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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.

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.

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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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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

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