KL-Padang Besar ETS Electric Train Services Starts

KL-Padang Besar ETS Electric Train Services Starts

The electric train service (ETS) from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar via Ipoh starts today, in time for the festive season. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the twice-daily service would be increased later. The fare from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar, which takes four hours and 45…

Tourism Malaysia News

Tourism Malaysia News 7-8 July

This roundup of Tourism in Malaysia news is for 7-8 July collected from various online sources. Taxi industry must buck up or put up with Uber, GrabCar In a sobering blog entry about the less than satisfactory standards of the local taxi industry, chairman of the Malaysian Tourism and Promotion…

Kuala Lumpur Landmark

Tourism Malaysia News 6 July

Malaysia Travel News has come up with a new segment where we will share tourism related news collected form various news portals and websites about Tourism in Malaysia. The links to the full stories will also be at the end of each article or news and it will be hyper-linked….

Free Visa for Malaysians to China

China willing to scrap visa for Malaysia

Malaysians may soon be able to visit China without any visa requirement, said Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang. Speaking during the Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce’s 25th anniversary dinner here, Dr Huang promised that China would fully cooperate with Malaysia to make the dream of travelling to the country visa-free…

Johor Aims To Attract More Tourists From ASEAN Countries

Johor Aims To Attract More Tourists From ASEAN Countries

Johor aims to attract more tourists from ASEAN countries via its business-to-business (B2B) sales missions to various countries this year. State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee chairman, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, said the B2B promotions were expected to give better impact. “We can match tour agencies in both destinations. This year…

Bukit Larut cable car

Bukit Larut Taiping Cable Car Project

The Perak government will go ahead with the Bukit Larut Cable Car project despite financial constraints and objections from various quarters. State tourism committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi said the Taiping Municipal Council was conducting a study to find the best approach to manage and develop Bukit Larut…

KL-Butterworth ETS Train

KL to Butterworth ETS train starting July 2015

KTM will launch a 3 hour Electric Train Service (ETS) linking Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth which will start operations in July 2015. The tentative launch date was set to 9th July but it is still unconfirmed. Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad said the KL to Butterworth ETS trainwould…

Monorel Melaka

Malacca wants to revive monorail project

  The state government is resolute in reviving the Malacca Historic City Council monorail line despite the many glitches that halted its operation. The system is too expensive to be left abandoned and must be revived, it said. The line cost RM15.9mil to build and spans 1.6km, from Taman Rempah…

AirAsia Free Seats Promotion June

AirAsia Free Seats Promotion June

AirAsia Free Seats Promotion June 2015 is back with 3 million promo seats up for grabs for selected AirAsia and AirAsia X flights throughout the airline’s extensive route network. The promotional all-in-fares are from as low as RM9.54 inclusive of applicable taxes and fees one way. For free seats promotion, guests…

27.4 Million Tourists Spent RM10.4B in Malaysia for 2014

27.4 Million Tourists Spent RM10.4B On F&B In 2014

Some 27.4 million tourists spent RM10.4 billion on food and beverage during their visit to Malaysia last year. In view of this, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the ministry would continue to boost the tourism sector, especially with regard to food as an attraction for…

Beautiful Malaysia Photo Contest

BeautifulMalaysia Photo Contest Launched by Tourism Malaysia

A travel photo contest has been launched by Tourism Malaysia called #beautifulMalaysia where participants can upload photos that depict anything beautiful in Malaysia via popular social media platform Instagram. This travel photo contest under the hashtag #beautifulMalaysia will run for 14 weeks beginning 15th June till 20th September 2015 and the…

10 most popular cities

10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015

London, the city of the Tower Bridge (with a new glass walkway), drinks as dinner, royal babies and the world’s greatest tabloid headline writers, is forecast to be the most popular travel destination of 2015. Can’t say we’re surprised. MasterCard has just released its annual travel study, the Global Destination Cities…

Singapore Causeway Jam

Singaporeans head to Malaysia for holidays as ringgit hits new low

More Singaporeans are heading to Malaysia during the June holidays, as the exchange rate hit a new low, according to travel agencies. The ringgit stood at 2.78 against the Singapore dollar on Wednesday (Jun 10, 2015), as travel agencies reported a 10 per cent spike in bookings for Malaysia travel packages…

AirAsia Asean Pass Contest

AirAsia Asean Traveller Contest

AirAsia has announced the launch of its Asean Traveller Contest, which will see five winners exploring the wonders of Asean countries with the AirAsia Asean Pass as a Beach Specialist, Instagram Artist, Selfie Expert, Pro-Foodie or Extreme Daredevil. The contest period is from now until 12th July 2015, and is…

Sabah Earthquake Photo

Sabah Earthquake Updates

Those following the recent Sabah Earthquake can get quick updates from this article which highlights the various news agencies updates. Over the weekend, tragic news hit the media where 19 people were confirmed dead from the Ranau Earthquake that shook Mount Kinabalu. In our earlier Sabah Earthquake update, stranded Kinabalu…