Malaysia Travel Guide

Sarawak Tourism Board showcases rich heritage and culture to media

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 — Sarawak’s rich heritage was recently showcased to the media during an immersive dinner theatre show.

Organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), more than 100 media personnel were treated to a theatre performance at Hilton Kuala Lumpur with dinner, colourful folk dances and traditional delicacies from the Land of the Hornbills.

A scene from Puteri SantubongA scene from Puteri Santubong

A scene from Puteri Santubong – Presented by Sarawak Tourism Board for Media Night 2019, Kuala Lumpur

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Tourism Malaysia

A Toast to a ‘Pink Jazz Affair’

November 15, 2011 during 12:00 pm

One of a many common forms of cancer that afflicts many Malaysian women is breast cancer. According to a National Cancer Registry, 1 in each 20 women is expected to get breast cancer in her lifetime. However, many trust that this figure might be improper due to a problem in receiving total and under-reporting of cases. Breast cancer is now also a heading means of cancer deaths among a women in Malaysia.

Breast Cancer Welfare Assocation (BCWA) is a intentional organization founded in 1986. BCWA believes that a breast cancer survivor can use her knowledge to assistance others confronting a disease. They are also there to yield emotional, amicable and element support for those who are pang from breast cancer and to strengthen a ability of people with breast cancer to self-manage during and after treatment. Survivors and patients would determine that BCWA’s many critical design is to foster open preparation on ubiquitous health and breast health issues including early showing of breast cancer.

Ms Ranjit Kaur, CEO of Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) giving a brief though ominous debate during a function

Mr Amir Firdaus Abdullah, Regional CEO of Gleneagles Hospitals and CEO of Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, presenting his opinion on a theme matter during a function

Though most recognition has been lifted to teach a open on breast cancer, there are still many women who find it tough to come brazen for screening and annual breast examinations. Those who do find assistance in a finish mostly find that their breast cancer has modernized to after stages, where a illness has already widespread to other collection of a body, that in spin might means pre-mature deaths. Women pang from breast cancer who live in a farming areas might confront problems in receiving suitable medical care, call them to spin to other choice medical solutions like visiting a internal magician alloy or ‘bomoh’.

Realising a intensity problems faced by those in a farming areas, BCWA shaped a mobile section called Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information (MURNI) that is means to yield a compulsory assistance, collection and materials. MURNI offers a three-pronged approach, namely a MURNI Early Detection Programme, MURNI Supportive Care Programme and MURNI Capacity Building Programme.

Ms Ranjit Kaur, Mr Amir Firdaus Abdullah and mythological crooner Donne Ray Radford toasting to a event

The guest of honour responding questions from a floor

Even with a participation of a energetic organization such as BCWA, zero can still assuage a feeling of being diagnosed with breast cancer any better. Once a chairman is diagnosed with breast cancer, their once normal lives will spin upside down in all ways – physically, mentally and socially. Not usually do they have to make extreme changes in their lives, there is a cost means that these patients have to take into comment for whatever treatments that they might need soon. However, early showing and medical diagnosis during a early stages of breast cancer has many advantages including being means to save a breast, reduction extreme diagnosis and diagnosis costs that indirectly reduces physical, financial and romantic suffering. Most importantly, early showing can assistance forestall pre-mature deaths.

Playing an critical partial in assisting breast cancer patients in any approach probable is Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (GKL). Being a world-class medical provider, GKL offers a best medical comforts to assistance detect any signs of breast cancer prolonged before a modernized stage. As partial of a efforts to a grant to a society, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur together with Hilton Kuala Lumpur is set to horde a gift cooking uncover on 20th Nov 2011. Aptly named ‘A Pink Jazz Affair’, this glitzy cooking is Gleneagle’s initial ever ‘pink themed dinner’ and is all set to be a grand culmination for a month prolonged breast cancer recognition program. This cooking was conceptualised to commemorate a jubilee of health and life and will see performances by Dato’ Sheila Majid and Donne Ray Radford, a eminent thespian from a famous band, The Platters.

Come and support a good means during Hilton Kuala Lumpur this 20th Nov 2011

Guests will not usually be entertained by this dual mythological artistes via a dinner, though also get to take partial in a wordless auction that facilities superb trinket pieces from Danish jeweler, Pandora; and a disdainful art pieces of a rarely worshiped internal artist, Jake Goh. All deduction from a wordless auction goes to a Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA). Tickets for a cooking uncover are accessible during RM 250 (for cooking and show) and RM 450 (for cooking and uncover and an disdainful Meet Greet event with Dato’ Sheila Majid). For some-more information, greatfully hit 03 4141 3162 / 3165.

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Cuisine in Melaka


MELAKA, Malaysia MCLEAN, Va.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Hatten Group to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka in Malaysia’s thriving tourism destination, located in the west coast of the country. The agreement will see the second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Malaysia and Hilton Worldwide’s entry into Melaka (Malacca). Scheduled to open in 2014, the 265-room DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka will be situated in downtown Melaka and will boast a waterfront location.

“Hilton Worldwide has been expanding aggressively across Asia Pacific with a wide range of award-winning brands, such as DoubleTree by Hilton, Waldorf Astoria Hotels Resorts, Conrad Hotels Resorts, Hilton Hotels Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn, The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka will complement our strong portfolio of trading assets, and will also compete well with the existing international and local hotel supply,” said Martin Rinck, President, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific.

“We continue to add momentum to our expansion in Malaysia, where we currently operate five hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Kuching, and The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka is the third signing we have announced this year. The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka demonstrates the brand’s growing appeal in the market, and adds to our full-service collection of hotels and resorts that is growing quickly throughout the country,” said William Costley, vice president, operations, Southeast Asia, Hilton Worldwide.

The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka will feature the traditional characteristics of the brand including the warm, worldwide welcome of the legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in; comfortable, stylish accommodations and full-service amenities; and a unique and caring commitment to the surrounding community. DoubleTree by Hilton operates a total of six DoubleTree by Hilton properties in Asia Pacific located in China and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said: “The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka represents another important new chapter for our brand’s growing collection in Southeast Asia. Along with our brand’s introduction in Malaysia this past August with the DoubleTree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur, this outstanding hotel project in Melaka reinforces the potential for owners of current and new-build hotel projects throughout the region to become affiliated with Hilton Worldwide through the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.”

“The DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka is Hatten Group’s first collaboration with Hilton Worldwide. We believe that this agreement combines the expertise of a truly global, award-winning hospitality household name with strong local domain knowledge. The hotel is part of an integrated development that is strategically located in the heart of Melaka and promises to deliver world-class service to both holiday makers and business travelers,” said Colin Tan, managing director, Hatten Group.

The 27-storey, 265-room hotel will form part of a mixed-use development featuring the DoubleTree by Hilton, Melaka, an extensive retail offering and residential apartments. The site is approximately 10 minutes walking distance to the center of downtown Melaka and key tourist areas including the historical sites, shopping centers and dining areas.

On the west coast of Malaysia, Melaka is strategically located less than 90 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur and less than three hours from Singapore. Due to its rich Malaysian, Portuguese and Dutch history, Melaka has a number of well-preserved heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. Among the well-known tourist attractions are the Fort A’ Famosa and St. Paul’s Church (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Melaka’s Sultanate Palace, Porta De Santiago and the Proclamation of Independence Memorial.

Hilton Worldwide currently operates five hotels in Malaysia including Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Hilton Kuching, Hilton Petaling Jaya and the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, which is managed by Hilton.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travellers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each guest DoubleTree by Hilton receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. Social media users can engage with DoubleTree by Hilton at, and For more information on or to make reservations at DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts around the world, please

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels Resorts, Conrad Hotels Resorts, Hilton Hotels Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit

About Hatten Group

Hatten Group Sdn. Bhd. (“Hatten Group”) was incorporated to spearhead a group of companies involved in property development, management and investment. Each of these companies’ shareholders and directors are unified in a vision to develop, maintain, invest and manage the property and other investment sectors. The company aims to achieve its vision of being one of the top 10 largest property development and management groups in Malaysia by the year 2020. Working towards this, Hatten Group has assembled a team of experienced professionals with expertise from various fields as the directors and managers of its group member companies. The ultimate vision is to develop their repertoire of distinctive assets in the hospitality, commercial complex and management sectors of the property industry. For more information, visit:

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