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A Pit Stop for Motorsports Fans

Motorsports fans can now make a pit stop for some rest and relaxation at Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai, the first ever motorsports hotel concept in the world!

The hotel is located merely 15 minutes away from Malaysia’s heart of racing, the Sepang International Circuit and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), providing easy access for guests who are always on the go.

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It has 75 motorsports-themed bedrooms for you to choose from, each complete with motorsports-inspired décor. Some rooms are themed around legends like Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi – so if you’re a die-hard fan of these racing celebrities, you can enjoy a good slumber with them in these rooms.

Unique interior decoration such as a mirror made of motorcycle tyres and a bucket seat chair — usually found in sport cars — at the desk in your hotel room are some of the thoughtful touches that pander to your love for racing!

And keeping the motorsport theme in mind, the hotel gives you access to motorsports satellite channels on your television so you wouldn’t miss any racing action from around the world.

For a small hotel, it does well in providing some nice standard facilities usually found in bigger properties – you’ll find an outdoor garden bar and a wading pool on the rooftop, perfect for private parties or those of you who are looking to drink in the sights of the beautiful sky. They’ll even throw in a free bike or car wash for some lucky guests!

At the Paddock Club, guests can enjoy delicious food cooked up by the hotel’s excellent chef. And not to worry, the café can be converted into an entertainment outlet if you are looking to hang out with your friends and family.

Motorsports fans can browse through the Motorsports Showroom near the lobby lounge to get a look at a selection of superbikes from some of the most recognisable brands in the industry. There is even the Pit Stop, a merchandise outlet where guests can pick up some basic riding and driving gears along with other motorsports-related souvenirs.

Though Hype Motorsports Hotel Nilai is technically located in Negeri Sembilan, it’s still well-connected to the heart of Kuala Lumpur city via the well-paved highways. Those into shopping can drive down to Mitsui Outlet Park and Nilai 3 – where you can get branded goods at the former and wholesale items at the latter. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport and sister KLIA2 for low-cost carrier flights, are also nearby. In fact, Putrajaya the administrative capital of Malaysia is merely a 20-minute drive away, where you can admire the beautiful architecture of government buildings and bridges, take in the greenery of the various parks, enjoy a spot of birdwatching at its wetlands, or simply reflect by the lakeside.

For more information, please visit www.hypenilai.com

 

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5 reasons to visit Pangkor Island

By Aura Farrando Image: Pulau Pangkor and its many islands

By Aura Farrando
Image: Pulau Pangkor and its many islands

Searching for that perfect weekend getaway? Perhaps something a little quieter than tourist hotspots like Langkawi and Perhentians? Look no further than Pangkor Island, located off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Perak, just 90km from Ipoh. It has everything you want for an island escape — and so much more — with sleepy fishing villages, relaxed atmosphere and amazing views. Here’s our Top 5 for Pangkor Island.

 

  1. Perfect Location

Unlike other beach destinations in Malaysia, Pangkor Island is quite easy to get to. You can drive or catch a bus from Kuala Lumpur to the ferry port at Lumut. The ferry from Lumut to Pangkor take 35 minutes and operates 7am to 8.30pm daily. Pangkor also has an airport, with Berjaya Air flying there three times a week. Once on the island, the best mode of transport is by scooter. Renting a scooter is relatively cheap, and will allow to you to cover most within 15 to 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can hail one of the island’s famed pink taxis.

Image: Pangkor’s famous pink taxis. — http://www.pangkorislandhomestay.com

Image: Pangkor’s famous pink taxis. — http://www.pangkorislandhomestay.com

2. Beaches and water sports

 Pangkor is just 8 square kilometres, but you’ll be surprised how much you can do, and what you can see. Of course, sun baking on the beach is the most popular pastime for visitors, with Nipah and Coral beach often dotted with holiday makers. There are also two small islands nearby — Giam and Mentagor — that are perfect for snorkelling with an array of coral, sea cucumbers and other sea life to be found. If you’re more adventurous, grab a kayak and circumnavigate the islands. Pasir Bogak is another famous beach, just 2km from Pangkor Town and it is the best place for jet skiing and parasailing.

Image: Snorkelling in Pangkor

Image: Snorkelling in Pangkor

  1. Food

With a thriving local fishing scene, it’s no coincidence that the choice of seafood is amazing. The main catch is cuttlefish and anchovies. Selling dried fish is still an important part of the economy, with locals often transporting large bags of dried anchovies from the port, to the mainland and to the markets. You’ll most likely experience a taste of these anchovies at breakfast with your nasi lemak. At evening, head to the many beachside restaurants and order ikan bakar or grilled fish. What more could you want to end your day. Oh, and it’s cheap, too.

 

  1. Explore by foot

If, for some reason, you are allergic to the ocean, there’s also plenty to do on land. There’s an uphill trek across the island with great vantage points of the local wildlife, particularly the hornbill. You can even feed these gracious birds every day at 6.30pm at Sunset View Chalet. Its owner Nordin Bakar has been feeding the island’s population of hornbills for the past 12 years. For nature lovers and hikers, also check out the jungle trails at Teluk Segadas Hill and Titi Ganung.

 

Pangkor Island has some must-see historical landmarks, too. The island has always been a trading enclave in the state of Perak. The vestiges of history can be traced in the Dutch Fort built in the 17th century. The reason behind its construction was to monopolise the tin trade in Perak and protect the Perak Chieftan.

Image: Hornbills rule the island

Image: Hornbills rule the island

  1. Relax and indulge

Pangkor Laut provides the ultimate luxurious experience. This private island is next to the bigger and busier Pangkor Island. The resort includes 140 villas and suites and has 300 acres of rainforest as a playground. If you feel like splurging, you can stay in the huge Pavarotti Suite. The tenor sang at the launch of the resort in 1994 and said the island was “paradise”. Other celebrities who have stayed here include Michael Schumacher, Eric Cantona and Michelle Yeoh. The resort will also organise your transport to and from the island. More information: http://www.pangkorlautresort.com/

Image: Paradise, Pangkor Laut Resort

Image: Paradise, Pangkor Laut Resort

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Race a Best during a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Race a Best during a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix competition is a prominence of a general automobile racing circuit. Thousands of constant fans are captivated annually to a competition that has been hold during a Sepang International Circuit given 1999, overdue to a stability recognition of a 56 path 192.878 mile race.

The prototype to a Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix was a Formula 2 that was hold from 1962 – 65, though it was hold in Singapore who after gained autonomy from a Malaysian Federation, so during a break-up of a Federation Malaysia hold 4 reduce impact races during a Shah Alam circuit from 1968 until 1995 when a stream competition lane was non-stop in Sepang. These were a Tasman Series, Formula Pacific, Formula Atlantic, and a Formula Holden.

Formula 1 movement during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Formula 1 movement during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

The Sepang International Circuit, where a Formula 1 competition is held, is located usually 60 kilometres from a collateral city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and is situated usually 10 mins from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Selangor State. The circuit was designed by a German named Hermann Tilke in 1995, who also designed a Shanghai, Turkish, Bahrain, India, Korea, Valencia, and Singapore circuits that are also in a Formula 1 competition calendar. The Sepang circuit is famous for a brief and parsimonious hairpin and scarcely prolonged behind straight.

Crowds arrive during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, on competition day. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Crowds arrive during Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, on competition day. Pic: Craig, WikiMedia Commons.

Petronas (Malaysian: Petroliam Nasional Berhad), a Malaysian inhabitant oil and gas company, has sponsored a Malaysian Grand Prix given a coronation into a racing calendar given 1999. The appetite association finances a maintain of a lane and a witness stands, they supply a oil and petroleum for a racing cars, and they are obliged for a confidence of a race.

The many famous racer during a Malaysian Grand Prix of all time was John MacDonald who won races in a years of 1970, 1971, 1973, and 1975. John was English innate though changed to live in Hong Kong during his inhabitant service, where he continued to live and set adult a garage business that done him successful and authorised him to turn a successful racer also.

The many successful racing group to contest in a Malaysian Grand Prix is Ferrari interjection to a successes of Michael Schumacher in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2012.

Michael Schumacher graphic during a 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. Pic: Whiz Kris, Flickr.

Michael Schumacher graphic during a 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix. Pic: Whiz Kris, Flickr.

The annual race, hold each year towards a finish of March, attracts approximately 50,000 spectators from all around a world, some usually to see their favourite racing star, though others to feel a fad and enthusiasm of a conduct to conduct competition between male and man, nation and country, unite and sponsor.

Most Formula 1 racers unanimously determine that a Malaysian Grand Prix is by distant a many highlight inducing and physically perfectionist competition in a whole Formula 1 calendar. Temperatures are torturous and frequently strech 30 degrees Celsius and when total with a humidity, that is frequency reduce than 75%, a meridian alone drains all drivers of appetite even before putting in any bid to race. Malaysia, though Kuala Lumpur in particular, is famous for a astonishing complicated sleet downpours that mostly interrupt a automobile racing, causing crashes and serious automobile damage.

The tangible competition lane has been called “the many environmentally accessible competition lane in a world” by several commentators since of a contentment of palm trees. The lane was built on a former 260 hectare palm oil plantation, so to recompense for a detriment of plants a owners planted hundreds of palm trees around a competition track, spectator’s stands, and spectator’s distraction areas.

In a latest Malaysian Grand Prix, a 2012 season, that was hold on 25th March, a personality of a driver’s championship, Fernando Alonso with his Ferrari team, came initial after a monumental and infrequently unsure race. Just 2.2 seconds behind Alonso was a reduction good famous Sergio Perez with his Sauber team, and afterwards came a former universe champion Lewis Hamilton and a McLaren-Mercedes not prolonged after. It done for an memorable competition in a pleasing nation of Malaysia.

Many people, generally those entrance from Europe and a Americas mix examination a Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix with a relaxing holiday elsewhere in a country. The Malaysian Government praises this as it brings in most indispensable tourism income in a form of taxes, emporium purchases, ride income, and accommodation income. Kuala Lumpur International Airport as a country’s categorical airfield is also kept bustling during a races. The Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix could be an memorable experience, so because not give it a try and book your tickets in time for a subsequent race?

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