Category: Travel

Stepping Back In Bandar Maharani

It’s time to drive down south to Muar for the best culinary adventure. Apart from the local food, immerse yourself in Johor’s rich art and the local food, immerse yourself in Johor’s immerse yourself in Johor’s Rich Art and culture scene where Barongan and Kuda kepang take centerstage. Faizal Harun Nasution stayed in the historical city fondly known as Bandar Maharani for the weekend and recommends seven must-visit locations.

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Unravel The Jewels Hidden In The South

Often on excursions, the experiences vary from one destination to another, nothing is set in stone. Muar or less commonly known as Bandar Maharani, is located in the state of Johor. Although it is not as immense as other major tourist sites, it has its own sui generis charm, traversing into the unknown which will ultimately leave us in awe and besotted in its wonders.

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Ultra-Luxe Vacations For The Rich And Discreet

Not everyone loves to show off their luxury lifestyle and most of the super rich today lives a quiet life away from the public attention. When they go on vacations, they make sure the chosen establishment where they’re staying offers the ultimate privacy. From the South Pacific beaches of Bora Bora to the savannahs of South Africa, here are seven luxurious resorts that offer everything that the wealthiest travelers are looking for and more. Imagine exclusive trips include private islands to safari adventures.

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Domestic Tourism Back on Track

After the successful reopening of Langkawi Island on 16 September, the Malaysian government has decided to open top tourist spot for visitors from 1 October onwards, namely Melaka, Tioman and Genting Highlands. This news clearly is exciting to many, as majority of the population has been having the cabin fever ever since interstate travel and tourism are prohibited due to the pandemic. Melaka, however, will postpone receiving domestic tourist, its chief minister said. Instead, the state will only do so after 90 percent of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.

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Thailand Is Reopening Bangkok Next Month

Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok and other key destinations to foreign tourists next month with aims to revive its travel industry after it has been bruised by the pandemic. According to Nikkei Asia, Thailand’s annual tourist industry revenues plunged 71 percent last year and have fallen 74 percent year on year during the first six months this year. Tourism and related business accounted to roughly 20 percent of annual gross domestic product in pre-Covid times.

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Langkawi Is Re-Opening Its Door in September 16

After many months of lock downs and restrictions on travelling, Malaysia is finally reopening Langkawi islands in an effort to rebuild tourism, the sector worst hit by the pandemic. According to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri, Langkawi will open to locals under a travel bubble plan from September 16. Other destinations will be allowed to operate when the locality’s vaccination rate reach 80 percent, he said in a statement.

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Bye Singapore, Doha’s Hamad International Airport Is Now Number One in World’s Best Airport

Singapore’s Changi Airport has lost its number one spot at Skytrax’s annual ranking of the world’s best airports at the World Airport Awards after holding reign for nearly a decade. Doha’s Hamad International Airport, which has been climbing the ranks for years, has been rewarded with the number one spot in 2021 in the “World’s Best Airport” category. This year, Changi placed third, much the dismay of many superfans.

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