Tourism Malaysia

George Town Festival

George Town Festival

Heralded in the International New York Times as one of Asia’s hottest up-and-coming arts events, Penang’s George Town Festival (GTF) returns this August with an unbeatable lineup of local and international performances, exhibitions and events. Three of this year’s highlights will be making their Asian debut, including the Spanish hip hop/flamenco fusion dance theatre Titanium, the Australian-made, highly choreographed musical and dance feature AM I, and the Iranian experimental theatre Slow Sound of Snow. Berlin’s Rimini Protokoll will make their Southeast Asian premiere with one of the festival’s most anticipated shows, 100% Penang. In keeping with its mission to prioritize community initiatives, GTF will introduce two street festivals to this year’s line-up. ATM @ Beach Street, or All Things Malaysian, will celebrate the country’s rich cultural tapestry with a full day of pop-up shops, installations, dancers, live music and more. Butterworth Fringe Festival, or BFF, will ferry the festival over to the mainland, giving festival-goers a chance to see and experience a wide range of performers while enjoying a different view of Penang.

George Town Festival Secretariat
c/o Joe Sidek Productions Sdn. Bhd. (897447-P)
1st Floor, 86 Armenian Street
10200, Georgetown, Penang


Phone: +604 261 6308
Fax: +604 261 6305

Tourism Malaysia

DCODE party in Danga Bay, Johor Bahru (photo sharing)

DCODE party was held at Danga Bay Convention Centre (N1.47505 E103.72410) on 31st July 2015. It was a well organized event from the team and sponsors (I’m not really sure which were the sponsors)
Let me share some photos with you and the happening on that night in the party…

Once everyone registered at the welcome counter, we were proceed to the entrance and the 1st session was a short video introducing the DCODE. Follow by the 2nd session, the area was full of Dunhill promoters who promoting of their cigarettes.
All guest are option to choose RM50 (bottle of DCODE cocktail with unlimited refill) or RM55 with 4 packs of Dunhill cigarettes inclusive a bottle of DCODE cocktail with unlimited refill too. But you are allow to enter the party without taking any of the 2 options above…

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The DCODE cocktail served with 3 flavors – lemon, peachberry and peppermint. I chose the peppermint…taste not bad.

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Once everyone got their DCODE drinks on the hand, we proceed to 3rd session…which was the party hall!

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DJ Nikki was the popular DJ of the night!

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I love the LED video wall very much!

The hall was packs with peoples while I stepped in!

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Beside the video wall, the lighting was awesome!

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DJ Nikki who brought up the atmosphere of the party!

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There were promoters walking around the hall, explaining about the lucky draw to everyone…

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After the pop song played by DJ Nikki, the live band performance continue!

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Then…the Rock song began!

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Hanged around the hall for a while and enjoying the DCODE drink…

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DCODE, see you in the future! 

*  Some of the photos above was taken with Samsung Galaxy S3

Tourism Malaysia

KL City Grand Prix

KL City Grand Prix

An epic 3.2 km race through the city streets within the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Where high performance race cars will battle it out amidst Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmarks. Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of a world class motor sports extravaganza.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

GT Global Race (M) Sdn.Bhd.

+603 – 6201 2719

+603- 6201 2819

Cuisine in Melaka


This blogspot is being created to compliment our main Tourism Melaka website at

We hope to write our comments and views on the development of the tourism sector in Melaka so that old cultural jewels can be retained and new ones generated to attract more visitors to our Melakan shores.

For us to continue our journey, we like to invite visitors to pen their comments and views so that we can create a sustainable and vibrant tourism sector in Melaka.


TW Kang

Wonderful Malaysia

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The Malayan Sun Bear, or Helarctos malayanus, is a bear species that inhabits the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Sun bears are found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia however sightings in the wild are rare. The sun bears of Borneo (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus) are a sub-species of those on the Asia mainland and Sumatra.

In Malaysia, the sun bear is known as beruang badu which means “honey bear” in Malay due to their fondness for honey. They are omnivores and also commonly eat termites, millipedes and a wide variety of fruit.


The sun bear is a ‘vulnerable’ species as its population is believed to have decreased 30% over the past 30 years. This is caused by the serious deforestation that has taken place throughout Southeast Asia over past decades which has reduced the sun bears’ natural habitat area. Commercial poaching is another major threat as their bile is highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine and their paws are considered an expensive delicacy. They are sadly also threatened by the illegal pet trade within which cubs are orphaned and sold to exotic pet lovers. To combat sun bears’ risk for extinction, harming sun bears or owning their products has been strictly prohibited under national wildlife protection laws but these practices still go on.


The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), just adjacent to the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, is placed in Sepilok, Sandakan. It was founded by Wong Siew Te in 2008 to care for orphaned and illegal sun bears with a hope of rehabilitating them to the wild. It also aims to raise awareness of this little-known bear species and its threats among Malaysian and international visitors. It was opened to the public in 2013 and is currently home to 37 bears, at the time of writing.


BSBCC improves the welfare of rescued sun bears by providing them with large forest enclosures. Visitors can see them foraging, climbing trees and building nests in their natural habitat. Here the bears develop the skills needed to survive in the wild and can be seen at various levels of rehabilitation. The centre also aims to educate the public to prevent the need to rescue bears in the first place. Visitors can learn about the bears, the rainforest and the threats they face. BSBCC leads research on these least studied bears, which helps their bears and educational programmes.

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre welcomes donations which all go towards funding the rescue and conservation efforts. You can also choose to adopt a bear!


Admission fees

Non-Malaysian adults pay RM30 to enter the conservation centre. Children aged 12-17 pay RM15. Malaysian adults pay RM5, children pay RM2. These prices exclude 6% GST. All proceeds go towards sun bear conservation.

Opening hours

When visiting the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre, visitors will get to view these playful creatures in their original habitat – in open-air forest enclosures. Opening times are 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The centre is located 23 km from Sandakan, which is not too far away. You can get there by the Labuk Road Bus Company vehicles in front of Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan building or by taxi.

Contact details

Phone: +60 89-534491
Email: [email protected]


* BSBCC is located right opposite Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabiliation Centre!


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