Archive for the ‘Malaysia’ Category
SINGAPORE ‚Äď Agoda.com, Asia‚Äôs leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is providing great new deals on hotels in the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu to take advantage of high season climbing opportunities on the beautiful and surprisingly accessible Mt. Kinabalu, only 50 km from the main city.
The Lions Clubs International Multiple District 308 will be hosting its annual convention in Kuala Lumpur at the end of April 2013. As part of its environmental programme, Lions Clubs International participated in the Let‚Äôs Meet & Green Programme ‚Äď an activity aiming to give back to the environment. The Let‚Äôs Meet & Green Programme, [...]
Malaysia was one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations last year, making it the only South-East Asian country to make the list in the United Nations World Trade Organization Tourism Highlights 2012.¬†In 2009, the country recorded 23.6 million tourists arrival and in 2010, the number increased to 24.6 million.
By Ted Macauley, eTN | August, 2011 (eTN) – As an expat living and working in Southeast Asia, there is no shortage of countries that can provide excellent top-quality healthcare at affordable prices, particularly when comparing the costs with European or American hospitals.
World Heritage sites are iconic tourist attractions in most countries, experiencing¬†similarly¬†dynamic growth in tourism, from international and domestic markets. The overall mission of the sustainable tourism program¬†is to aid¬†the World¬†Heritage Committee and the site management using tourism as a positive force to retain WH site values and to help¬†mitigate¬†site threats. The program engages the tourism [...]
By Ted Macauley, eTN | January, 2011 MALAYSIA (eTN) – ‚ÄúMalaysia Truly Asia‚ÄĚ is the tried and tested advertising slogan, which has considerably helped brand Malaysia and implant its unique identity to the world. The country is truly Asian and is made up of a potpourri of ethnic races, cultures, and religions. It is precisely [...]
Despite its passive nature, the orangutans are endangered, as classified by the World Conservation Union. Latest estimates from 2008 studies show that there are less than 7,000 orangutans left in the wild. While most of Malaysia‚Äôs orangutan rehabilitation efforts are focused in east Malaysia, such as the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sabah, other initiatives [...]
Malaysia has gained a reputation for offering some of the top diving spots in the world. However, recently up to 90% of local coral has been damaged by coral bleaching and the government acts immediately. A dozen sites have been closed already. Malaysia is renowned for its wonderful marine world and nearly half a million [...]
Closer contact with Malaysian culture as well as people is the goal of a unique program offering tourists to stay with local families. Besides bed and meals the families offer extra activities like hiking in the jungle or collecting rubber. The Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia has launched a special program called Homestay e-Marketing Promotion, [...]
By Luc Citrinot, etn | May 25, 2010 Unaware passers-by or visitors would probably pay little attention to an old building, half hidden behind trees along a highway running parallel to Singapore Port. They should, however, as a page of Singapore/Malaysia history is soon to be finished. In Tanjong Pagar, an concession agreement from 1918 [...]