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  • Joyous Firework Display Lights Up KL Skies As Malaysia Greets 2017

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Fireworks burst into dazzling colours above the Kuala Lumpur skies and elsewhere across the country as Malaysia joined the world in welcoming 2017.

    The Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) dominated by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers was the place to be in the Malaysian capital as city dwellers and foreigners came together to usher in the new year. At the KLCC, revellers enjoyed a concert, joined in the countdown and shouted ‘Happy New Year’ with excitement at the stroke of midnight as they bid farewell to 2016. Read More

  • Penang Islamic Hospital to begin operations in 2020

    Georgetown, MALAYSIA — The Penang Islamic Foundation (YIPP), in collaboration with the Penang Islamic Religious Council, is building the Penang Islamic Hospital (HIPP) costing RM280mil in Bayan Baru. YIPP chairman Datuk Mansor Othman said construction on the 200-bed hospital on a 1ha site would begin after its groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday. Read More

  • 12 New Agrotourism Packages Launched at MAHA 2016

    Serdang, MALAYSIA — Tourism Malaysia has introduced 12 new agrotourism packages in conjunction with the 11-day Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism (MAHA) 2016 show which ends this Sunday. Read More

  • Malaysia is eyeing Qatar investment for Langkawi Island tourism growth

    Doha, QATAR — Malaysia wants to infuse Qatari investments in various tourism-related projects in Langkawi Island, a vacation destination in the country’s State of Kedah, which has become popular among American and European tourists, an official has said. Dato’ Ahmad Shukri Tajuddin, managing director of Invest Kedah, a ‘government-linked company’ formed to attract and support business in Kedah, was in Qatar yesterday to invite major players in Qatar’s public and private sector to explore investment opportunities in Langkawi. Read More

  • George Town, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching among ‘Destinations on the Rise’ for 2017

    Singapore, SINGAPORE — TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise, with Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, taking the top spot for Asia, while the laid-back local scene of San Jose del Cabo in Mexico earned the ranking of number one in the world. Read More

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