KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the China-Malaysia Cultural and Tourism Year and Visit Malaysia 2020, Malaysians will get to stay longer in China and enter the country more times. According to the Chinese Embassy, it will facilitate the application of visa to China in terms of “the number of entries and period of validity”. The conditions, […]

The only cruise ship in Asia currently offering JAKIM Halal Certified cuisine Singapore, 15 November 2018 – Dream Cruises is pleased to announce and introduce Halal cuisine options with Genting Dream, which is currently the only cruise ship in Asia granted Halal certification by the well-renowned Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). The Lido, one of […]

In August this year, I traveled to Tajikistan in Central Asia to view the largest reclining Buddha statue found in Central Asia. The massive 12.85 metre (42 feet) statue of the reclining Buddha was discovered in the early 1960s at the Ajina-Tepe Buddhist monastery located in Vakhsh Valley in southern Tajikistan. The monastery complex existed […]

KUALA LUMPUR: Turkmenistan Airlines, the national and the only air-carrier of Turkmenistan, is planning to resume its flight to Kuala Lumpur from December 22. The airline will re-introduce three times weekly direct flights from Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) using the Boeing 777-200LR. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer […]

Immigration New Zealand has warned that several unauthorised websites are fleecing travellers over the cost of the mandatory eTA visa required to enter the country. Many unofficial visa websites have sprouted, with misleading names such as official-newzealand-eta.org and newzealand-eta-gov.org. They are charging travellers up to 10 times more, Immigration New Zealand says. “We are seeing a growing number […]