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Travel News 2015
AirAsia Free Seats
AirAsia will be having another Free Seats promotion starting 23 Nov 2015 at 12am Malaysia time. BIG SHOT loyalty programme members will be able to book on 22 Nov 2015 12am.
Penang Starwalk 2015
Sign up for this walk in Penang and join the fun. This 7km non-competitive walk will start at Penang Times Square on 13 Sept 2015, Sunday @7am. Entry fee is RM13/person. Register at Penang Times Square information counter@ground floor from 10am to 9pm daily.
MATTA FAIR Sept 2015
The second MATTA FAIR of 2015 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 4th-6th Sept 2015 at PWTC from 10am to 9pm daily. Go and book your year end holidays and enjoy great savings. Entrance fee is RM4/person and free admission for children below 12.
Mountain Bikes Event PCC-Maxxis Presidential Ride
All mountain bikers, take note that there will be a 55km ride in Semenyih to be held on18 Oct 2015. Registration fee is RM70.
See the various species of flower which will be held at Anjung Floria, Precint 4, Putrajaya from 28-31 Aug 2015. It will be open to the public from 9:30am to 9:20pm.
National Museum Volunteers
If you are keen to join as volunteer of Muzium Negara, there will be a talk on 5 Sept 2015 at 10am. Venue is at MV Room, Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur. Locals and expatriates are all invited to attend if you are willing to be guides at the museum. Call 012-203 9126 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
The second big nationwide sale of the year is back. It is on from 27th June 2015 - 31st Aug 2015. Head to the many shopping malls and enjoy great discounts.
MITM Travel Fair 2015
This travel fair will be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 14-16 August 2015. Admission to the fair is free. Plan to attend if you intend to travel at the end of the year as there will be many promotional packages for you to choose from.
KL Orchid & Bonsai Show 2015
See the many species of bonsai and orchids at the KL Orchid & Bonsai Show 2015 from7-16 Aug 2015. Venue is at Perdana Botanical Garden. It will be open from 9:30am-7pm during weekdays and 9:30am-10pm during the weekends(Sat & Sun). Activities organized include orchid & bonsai contests, photography, flower arrangement and fun run.
Hari Raya Open Houses
|18 July 2015(Sat)||19 July 2015(Sun)||20 July 2015(Mon)|
|10am-3pm @ Kompleks Seri Pekembar, Pagoh, Johor. Hosted by Deputy Prime Minister.||10am-4pm @ Dewan Jubli Perak, Bentong, Pahang. Hosted by Pahang Mentri Besar.||10:30am-3pm @ Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium, Johor. Hosted by Johor Mentri Besar.|
|10am onwards @ Kampung Masjid, Pangkor, Perak. Hosted by Perak Mentri Besar.||10am-3pm @ Melaka International Trade Centre, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Hosted by Melaka Mentri Besar|
|11am-3pm @ Tok Jembal, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu. Hosted by Terengganu Mentri Besar.||9am-5pm @ Darul Falah, Jeli, Kelantan. Hosted by Kelantan Umno chief.|
|10:30am-4:30pm @ Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak. Hosted by Sarawak Mentri Besar.||10am-1pm @ Likas Sports Complex, Sabah. Hosted by Sabah Mentri Besar.|
|11am-3pm @ MB Private Residence, Pasir Pekan, Tumpat, Kelantan. Hosted by Kelantan Mentri Besar.||10am-3pm @ Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor. Hosted by Selangor state government.|
|23 July 2015(Thur)||25 July 2015(Sat)||2 August 2015(Sun)|
|11am-3pm @ Kedah MB Official Residence, Alor Setar, Kedah. Hosted by Kedah Mentri Besar.||10am-5pm @ Kampung Tanjung, Rantau, Negeri Sembilan. Hosted by Negeri Sembilan Mentri Besar.||10am-3pm @ Tasik Sultan Abu Bakar, Pekan, Pahang. Hosted by Prime Minister.|
|10am-3pm @ Perlis MB Official Residence, Kangar, Perlis. Hosted by Perlis Mentri Besar.|
Electric Train Service Ipoh-Padang Besar
Effective 10 July 2015, you can now take the ETS from Ipoh to Padang Besar for RM44 one way. Currently the train will leave Ipoh at 5am and reaches Padang Besar at 9:15am. The train will stop at Butterworth for 40 minutes.
The return train from Padang Besar, Perlis will start at 2pm and arrives Ipoh at 6:50pm. It will stop at Butterworth for 75 minutes.
Johor Sentral-Singapore Shuttle Train Service
Good news to all commuters between Johor Bahru and Singapore. Starting 1 July 2015, a new shuttle train service between Johor Sentral and Woodlands Station will be launched. It will be offering 14 trips daily from 5:30am-10pm at JB Sentral Station and from 6:30am-11pm at Woodlands Station. One-way fare from Woodlands is S$5 and return trip from Johor Sentral is RM5.
FRIM Open Day
Forest Research Institute Of Malaysia will be having an OPEN Day on 6 June 2015 from 8am-1pm in conjunction with World Environmental Day and FRIM's 30th anniversary celebration. Activities and competitions have been planned but pre-registration is required. Contact +60 3 6279 7591 for more information or visit the official FRIM page here.
There will be a Stamp Fair from 6-7 June 2015 at Petaling Jaya Community Library, Section 3 from 9:30am-5:30pm. This event is organized by the Philatelic Society of Malaysia. Admission is FREE. Call +60 12-6797 931 for more details.
Royal Floria Putrajaya 2015
This year's theme is "Tapestry of Hues" featuring over 400,000 types of flora will be held at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya. It will be on from 30 May 2015-7 June 2015, 9am-10:30pm(Mon-Thurs) and 9am-12:00midnight(Friday-Sunday). Entrance fees are RM5/adult and RM1/child.
Spring and Winter gardens will be featured here for the first time. Entrance fees to each garden are RM3/person.
Enjoy the nature all in one place...
Ipoh Starwalk 2015
Join the walk in Ipoh on 14 June 2015 which will be flagged off at Indera Mulia Stadium@7am. You can sign up at The Star office in Ipoh by 30 May 2015. Entry fees are RM13 per person.
The famous Gila-Gila monthly magazines was founded in 1978 by Jaafar Taib and is still being published today. The works of the cartoonists are now on display at Galeri Petronas in KLCC. It will be on until 15 July 2015 from 10am-8pm. Open daily except Monday. Admission is free.
Vehicle Entry Permit From Singapore Fee
All foreign registered car owner, take note that effective 1 August 2015, a VEP fee of RM 20 will be charged to all vehicles entering Malaysia from Singapore through the Second Link Expressway in Tanjung Kupang and the Causeway in Johor Bahru. Plan your trip wisely.
National Museum Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer as guide for Muzium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, a talk entitled "Newcomer's Information Session" will be held on 12 May 2015, 10am at the MV Room. Further training will be provided. Call Karen Loh at 012- 203 9126.
KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2015
Run and climb on the 2058 steps of KL Tower and win prizes. Final day of registration is 11 May 2015. Entrance fees will be charged depending on the categories you are joining.
Bird Watching Event - Kuala Kubu Baru
This event called Wings of KKB: Selangor Bird Race 2015 will be on from 24-26 April 2015. This bird watching race is divided into 5 categories. It will start at KKB town and end in Genting Highlands. Prizes include Omicron binocular, Canon DSLR 1200D camera and hotel stays. Get the entry from from wingsofkkb.blogspot.com
Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia GP: 27-29 Mar 2015
If you are into racing, head for SIC in Sepang and enjoy the thrill of Formula 1 racing. More information at the official site here.
AirAsia Free Seats Promotion: 23-29 Mar 2015
Plan your travel and book your seats now with AirAsia to get promotional offers. Travel is from 1 Sept 2015 - 31 May 2016. You may not be able to get free seats but the offer is still attractive compared to normal time.
MAS Promotion: 11-29 Mar 2015
Malaysia Airlines is also offering great promotion in conjunction with MATTA Fair for travel from 14 Mar 2015 - 31 Dec 2015. Check the deals before making any booking.
1Malaysia GP Sale: 14th March 2015 - 5th April 2015
Head for the shopping malls and check out the many items that are on sale. Enjoy your shopping.
Visit KL Offer
In an effort to encourage visitors to visit Kuala Lumpur, DBKL is offering great deals during the school holidays from now until 22 March 2015.
LIMA '15 from 17-21 March 2015
Head for Langkawi and see the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition. Air show, latest products and offers are in place during this time.
Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015
This event is now on from 12th-15th March 2015 from 7am at Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya.
MATTA FAIR 2015
The first MATTA FAIR of 2015 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 13th-15th March 2015 at PWTC. Time is from 10am to 9pm daily. Block your calendar and head for this fair. Travel packages with good discounts are usually offered during this time as there are many competing companies trying to sell their packages.
2015 Chinese New Year Open Houses
Head for the CNY open houses near where you are and join in the celebration. Plenty of food and festive mood to mark this occasion.
|19 Feb 2015(Thur)||20 Feb 2015(Fri)||21 Feb 2015(Sat)|
|8:30am @ Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, KL. Hosted by MCA.||4pm-6pm @ Dewan Seri Mentaloon, Kediaman Menteri Besar, Alor Setar, Kedah. Hosted by Kedah BN.||11am @ SJK(C) Yong Peng 1, Jalan Sekolah Cina, Yong Peng, Johor. Hosted by Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.|
|10am-1pm @ Menara PGRM, KL. Hosted by Gerakan.||10am-1pm @ Dewan Serbaguna Taman Abadi, Malim Jaya, Melaka. Hosted by Malacca Gerakan.|
|11am-1pm @ Dewan Jubli Intan, Pontian, Johor. Hosted by Datuk Mah Siew Kiong.|
|26 Feb 2015(Thur)||27 Feb 2015(Fri)||28 Feb 2015(Sat)|
|2pm @ Bentong Chinese Assembly Hall, Bentong, Pahang. Hosted by MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.||11am @ Dewan Serbaguna Bekok, Segamat, Johor. Hosted by MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong.||10:30am @ Johor Baru City Council Indoor Stadium, Johor Baru, Johor. Hosted by Johor MCA.|
|5 Mar 2015(Thur)||8 Mar 2015(Sun)|
|8pm @ SRK(C) Hua Min, Batu Pahat, Johor. Hosted by Johor MCA.||8pm @ SRK(C) Chung Hwa 2, Muar, Johor. Hosted by Johor MCA.|
Visa-Fee Free (VFF) For Chinese Tourists
The government had announced a visa-fee free for Chinese tourists coming to Malaysia. This move is to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit Malaysia. Take note that although the visa-fee is free, application for a visa is still require to enter Malaysia.
Visa On Arrival for Indian and Chinese Tourists
If you are a Chinese or Indian tourists coming in from Singapore to Malaysia through the Second Link in Tuas, you can now apply for Visa On Arrival for a seven-day visa. Payment for the VOA is RM300.
AirAsia CNY Promotional Deals
This budget airline is once again offering good deals for travel from 23 Feb 2015-30 April 2015. The good news is that there is no longer any FUEL SURCHARGE being imposed. Booking is from now until 22 Feb 2015. Check out the fares here.
Travel News - Malaysia Airlines 2015 Deals
MAS is having good deals with discounts to many destinations. Plan your 2015 trip and enjoy great savings. You have to book from now until 15 Feb 2015 to enjoy the offer. Check here.
School Term 2015 Delayed
Due to the severe floods in some states of Peninsular Malaysia, the new school term for 2015 will start a week later than scheduled. School will now start on 11 Jan 2015 for states of Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah. For other states, school will start on 12 Jan 2015.