Tourism Malaysia

Joyful Aidilfitri

The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end and Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner. For those who haven’t done their shopping, let’s see what the shopping malls in town have in store for everyone!

Suria KLCC

Themed “Rekindle The Bonds of Traditions”, Suria KLCC, KL’s premier shopping centre celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri with decorations recreating the festival of lights ambience of Malam Tujuh Likur and showcasing the rich cultures of Malay architecture from 14 May until 9 June 2019. The main centrepiece will have a pentagon-shaped porte-cochere inspired by Jahar Palace in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and surrounded by traditional yesteryear-designed shops. A beautiful mini garden with life-sized flowers and colourful painted lamps to create the festival of lights ambience, is set to mesmerise shoppers and visitors alike while traditional Malay fretwork and Islamic geometry patterns give the structures the perfect finishing.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier shopping destination, unveiled its festive celebrations ‘The Beauty of Raya’ inspired by the iconic ketupat, woven through splendid decorations and experiences. The ketupat, a symbol of Malaysian unity and the spirit of Hari Raya, is a beautiful representation of inclusiveness, coming together to share and celebrate Hari Raya together. Feast on diverse buka puasa selections, indulge in seasonal shopping and return to the heritage of weaving ketupat, illuminated by joy and with charity at heart, from now until 13 June.

Sunway Malls


Sunway Malls reunited to celebrate the coming Aidilfitri with a stunning and magnificent flora-inspired campaign called Bunga-Bunga Raya. With the festive season coming to full swing, each Sunway mall is decked out in different species of flowers.

Each mall has their take on this year’s festivities with the unifying theme of celebrating the flowers of Malaysia; Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Orchids, Geranium, Morning Glory and Jasmine.  Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, each flower has a symbolic meaning such as togetherness, celebration, forgiveness, hope, new beginnings and purity respectively.

Sunway Pyramid

Known as the “celebratory flower” in Malay, the hibiscus will be the central theme for Sunway Pyramid this Raya from now until 9 June. The mall is decorated in floral arrangements where shoppers can immerse in a journey through the unique indoor garden with five different activities, each representing a petal of a bunga raya.

Sunway Velocity Mall

Sunway Velocity Mall is elegantly embellished with bougainvillea flowers, which symbolise celebration, passion, and liveliness. Each new bloom is seen as a sign of fresh beginning as Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.  The mall is transformed into suburban wonderland and furnished with a magnificent kampung house that is adorned with a giant colourful bougainvillea flowers to brighten the Raya celebration.

Large traditional Malay Pelita glistening from the ceiling, draped with lights and bougainvillea flowers, brought light to the festive and elevated the mall’s atmosphere.

Sunway Putra Mall

At Sunway Putra Mall, a visit to the mall will leave patrons mesmerised as the Main Concourse is festooned with Orchid blossoms which universally symbolizes love, beauty and forgiveness. Happening from 3 May – 16 June 2019, the mall is transformed into blossoming Orchid garden with larger than life birdcages placed around the fountain features in a garden setting, providing a picturesque backdrop for patrons. Visitors can take a stroll in the garden, feast their eyes on the green landscape, and enjoy the fragrance of flowers and birds chirping along the pathway. A complimentary photo booth area is available throughout the period for public to take as many pictures as they wish.

Sunway Carnival Mall

Celebrating the theme “Bunga-Bunga Raya” this year, Sunway Carnival Mall’s upper ground concourse is decked with gorgeous voluminous geranium flowers and greeneries to enhance the festive mood that resemble ones ‘kampung halaman’. Each Geranium bloom is seen as a sign of new, fresher beginning or hope as our fellow Muslim friends celebrate the Ramadan.

IOI City Mall

This year IOI City Mall features beautiful structures and elements of different countries in celebration of Eid by bringing in “Eid Celebration Around the World”. Its theme says it all, offering culture, art, delicacies by enjoying the simplicities of Ramadhan with families and friends from different cultures and ethnicity of the world. This Eid celebration has begun from 25 April and will last all the way through to 9 June 2019. “Eid Celebration Around the World” will see a host of spectacular activities to catch your attention at every turn throughout the mall.

1Utama Shopping Centre

Themed “Sulaman Kasih”, weave yourselves a great time this Hari Raya from 15 May to 9 June at lower ground oval, 1Utama Shopping Centre. Spread the festive and come together with your friends and family to celebrate togetherness at the contemporary “weaving bamboo-themed” decoration. Mark your calendars for a line-up of colorful performances and fun-filled workshops and activities. Go Raya shopping and be rewarded with exclusive gift redemption and so much more to do and see!

Avenue K

Celebrate a light-hearted and  blessed Hari Raya Aidilfitri from 10 May to 9 June 2019 at Avenue K. Inspired by Islamic geometric patterns, the theme ‘Radiance of Eid’ at Avenue K shines brightly in bold geometric-shaped structures adorned by bouquets of beautiful tropical blooms. Marvel at a dazzling centre stage of lights, colour, and patterns framed by a mosaic floor of geometric designs and colourful palm trees that create a truly magnificent work of art.

Da Men Mall

Da Men delights the community and shoppers with an unforgettable festive celebration and unique decorations inspired by the beauty of Malaysian woven bag craft and an exclusive partnership with homegrown comic characters Pocotee Friends. Discover “Indahnya Raya” from 20 May till 9 June, where the alluring charm of traditional woven Bag Anyaman takes centre stage, harmoniously crafted to tell an intriguing story. The addition, adorable and beloved characters Pocotee Friends lend a friendly yet mischievous ambience to the mall. Bring the whole family to enjoy plenty of dance, music and entertaining performances too.

Intermark Mall


Rejoice this Raya with tradition of batik, as Intermark Mall presents a slice of Malaysian textile heritage to shoppers and visitors from 20 May till 9 June 2019. Immerse yourself in an “En’chanting Raya’” with festive décor featuring vibrant batik motifs whilst you shop for seasonal favourites.

*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.




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Melaka Cafes – Top 6 Must Try Cafe in Melaka

Top 6 must try cafe in Melaka

Melaka, the historical capital of Malaysia is famous for many things and one being the food of Melaka which is a fusion of Malay Chinese. The cafe’s in Melaka are a perfect place to try these mouth-watering food which is one of the reason behind the popularity of Malacca. The cafe in Melaka not only offers great food but a great ambience, as many of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings.

With the environment of ancient sites; Malacca is famous for supplying delicious foods and beverages among its visitors by providing of myriad cafe in Melaka. Most of the cafe’s are located in the heritage buildings, which not only provide a great ambience to the users, but also great tea coffee.

Best Cafe in Melaka

There are plenty of best cafe’s in Malacca which provides good food and great ambience to the tourists. Many of the cafes are operating in Melaka for quite a long time as well.

Following are the best cafe in Melaka which are impeccably made not only for eating and drinking purpose, but also bind its visitors’ with its ancient beauty. It is thus certain that if you really want to visit the antique glamour of cafe choosing the best among the whole Asia then do try mentioned below:

Geographer Cafe

Geographer Cafe Melaka

The Geographer cafe is considered to be famous for being rated as four stars because it possesses a unique identity among the prominent cafes in Melaka. As discussed earlier Melaka was originated from the historic periods, this café is similarly built on the brink of pre-war supermarkets in the Chinatown. By visiting this cafe memory of ancient date cultivates in our minds for which customers take great pleasure and enthusiast themselves with golden days simultaneously.

Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 6813
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Casa de Cafe

Casa de Cafe Melaka

The Casa de Cafe is termed as a special cafe in the whole state of Melaka that is built in a building form and has floors whereas the cafe is presumed in a second floor where you are only allowed to enter bare foot and each person is given a separate cabinet for her/his shoes keeping. The reason for entering barefoot is to show cleanliness and the floors are composed of wooden material where the visitors are supposed to be seated on leather sofas; also for toilet they have arranged slippers to wear. Their vision is generally to endorse cleanliness among its customers by emanating an easy going and light headed environment in their cafe specially.

Address: No. 1, 1-1, Jalan Kl 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, Melaka, 75250, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-283 9932
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Discovery Cafe

Discovery Cafe Malacca

Another cafe here in Melaka with a four star rating by its customers emphasizes of preserving an ancient civilization. Similarly a nostalgic view arises after entering this cafe due to an imminent demonstration of antiquities of old Melaka. The Discover Cafe is thus situated on the brink of Jalan Bunga Raya with the placement of stones therein taken from St Francis Xavier Church, Stadthuys, Little India Street as well as from the Jonker Walk also. It is especially designed for the purpose of tourism; where tourists get specific awareness of the availability of tourist guides in bulk.

Address: 3, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 16-201 5606
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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Generally, Hard Rock Cafe is famous for its construction in an ancient style and naturally visitors get mesmerizing affect with the sense of classical music. The food of Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka is acutely famous around the globe. This cafe is beautifully located on the Melaka River. Thus, people not only enjoy specialties of light eatables here, but also enrich themselves with the nature specifically. Here in Melaka apart from eating and drinking in the café tourists are better equipped with enjoying a lively glamour of the Hard rock Cafe that includes performance of famous musicians and artists by using a variety of jazz instruments.

One more favor the Hard Rock Cafe Melaka gives you is that you can also shop here and buy your choice of classical jazz, shirts and treasuries and unique gifts for the special ones.

Address: 23 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 5188
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Calanthe Art Cafe

Calnthe Art Cafe Melaka

The Calanthe Art Cafe is famous for its variety of coffee available here; attracts visitors with its special aromatic taste. It is specially built within a small valley that is popular among the thirteen states of Malaysia instantaneously and constructed on a beach theme due its flooring area filled with pebbles and its footpaths built with wooden material where people take full advantage of a pleasurable and healthy walk seems like of having a coffee on the sea shore. The environment is built in a way that people assumes of entering into an artistic small valley of Calanthe Art Cafe. Thus, numerous types of coffees are presentable to people who wants to enjoy the various tastes in coffee.

Such as for adventurous customers’ the blend of Jasmine tea and coffee normalize the bitter taste of coffee purchased with the name Eunice and Kaya butter toast are mostly famous here that are taken with a coffee drink.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 2960
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Mods Cafe

Mods Cafe Malacca

Only those are eager to have a coffee at Mods Cafe who possesses a special love of drinking coffee on the streets as it is a mobile cafe moving in a mini orange color van with a complete variety of coffee for the coffee lovers. It is specially inaugurated for transporting Mod subculture to Malaysia transported from England dating back to 1950’s.

Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia
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Now you know about the top cafe in Melaka to try on your visit. You can also read about the Melaka restaurants which offers wide range of menus to suits your taste bud. If you would like to suggest a cafe or share your experience of one of Melaka cafe, please do so by adding comments below.

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The Magical World of Aladdin

December 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Our story begins in a land far far away called Askabah…

The evil Jafar, who is also the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, is up to no good again. Standing in front of the Cave of Wonders, Jafar sends in a local thief to retrieve the most powerful item that is stored within the cave – a magic lamp. But his efforts to get the lamp are wasted as the guardian of the cave informs him that only one person can enter the cave, a boy known as ‘The Diamond in the Rough’.

Where a young lad named Aladdin roam the market grounds of Askabah, avoiding the royal guards of the Sultan.

Though it may be early in the morning, the marketplace is now bustling with people from all walks of life. Some of them were there to peddle their wares while others were there to browse at what was offered. Suddenly, a buzz of activity formed at the fringes of the marketplace – Aladdin is on the run again from the Sultan’s guards. As he outwits and outruns the guards with his quick mind and nimble feet, he caught a glimpse of a dark-haired beauty from the corners of his eyes walking around the marketplace…

The marketplace of Askabah

Here comes Aladdin!

Uh oh.. look out behind you Aladdin! The Royal Guards are closing in!

As he was trying to shake the Sultan’s guards off his tail, he sees a beautiful girl walking around the marketplace…

Though Princess Jasmine knows that her father loves her very much, she was not too pleased when she found out that the Sultan is trying to find a husband for her. The princess believes that one should only marry for love and nothing else. Though she could not help but be smitten when she met Aladdin, she realised that she could never marry a street rat.

Princess Jasmine reveals her true identity at a chance meeting with Aladdin in the marketplace. Alas… as a princess, she could never marry a street rat

After realising that the dark-haired beauty was Princess Jasmine, Aladdin escapes the guards once more and heads to the Palace Garden.

Although she realises that marrying a street rat does not befit her status as a princess, Princess Jasmine cannot help but share her feelings for Aladdin with her hand maidens. Little did she know that Aladdin is nearby. And when the opportunity came for Aladdin to reveal himself to Princess Jasmine, he gladly took it with both of his hands.

The princess shares her feelings with her hand maidens about her brief encounter with the handsome Aladdin

Aladdin taking his chance to meet Princess Jasmine at the Palace Garden

Unbeknownst to Aladdin, the evil Jafar has his eyes on the boy and manages to capture him at the Palace Garden…

Jafar is still looking for the boy known as ‘The Diamond in The Rough’ but failing miserably. He then hypnotises the Sultan in order to get his mystical blue diamond ring, where The Slave of the Ring resides. Through this lesser genie, Jafar finds out that only Aladdin can enter the caves and retrieve the magical lamp. When he finds out that Aladdin was at the Palace Garden talking to Princess Jasmine, he wastes no time and sets out to capture the boy.

The evil Jafar casts a spell on the Sultan in order to steal the Sultan’s mystical blue diamond ring

The Sultan confides in his Grand Vizier regarding his plans to find a husband for Princess Jasmine. Unknown to the Sultan, Jafar wants to marry the princess himself so that he can become the next king!

As soon as Princess Jasmine finds out that Aladdin has been captured, she pleaded with her father to let him go, but to no avail

Disguised as an old man, Jafar enters the dungeons and promises to set Aladdin free with only one favour in return – that Aladdin follows him to the Cave of Wonders and retrieves one item of his bidding from the cave.

Aladdin follows this mysterious old man across the desert and to the Cave of Wonders. Acting on the old man’s instructions, he goes into the cave and manages to find the magical lamp. An impatient Jafar tries to enter the cave in hopes of laying his hands on the magical lamp faster, but the cave closes in and traps Aladdin inside. Feeling despair, Aladdin pondered on his predicament when the Slave of the Ring came to his help!

Poor Aladdin found himself thrown into the dungeon by Jafar’s men

A mysterious old man suddenly appears out of nowhere to save Aladdin from his predicament

In return, Aladdin must follow the old man to the Cave of Wonders and retrieve a magic lamp from within the cave

As only Aladdin can enter the cave, Jafar’s impatience caused the cave to close up… trapping our hero inside!

With a little bit of help from the Slave of the Ring, Aladdin rubbed the magic lamp and …

Whoosh!! Out of nowhere, a genie appeared from that little lamp. In return for setting him free from the lamp, the genie promises to grant Aladdin three wishes. Aladdin also finds out that in order to release the genie from his prison, his master must wish for his freedom. Aladdin promises to use his last wish to release the genie, but for now he asks the genie to make him a ‘Billionaire’ and both of them escape from the cave with the genie’s help.

Oh no! How will Aladdin escape from the cave? Wait… did he not find a magical lamp?

Do you think Aladdin should rub the magic lamp?

Whoosh! The Genie of the lamp appears in front of Aladdin as soon as he rubs the magic lamp

With your help Genie, let’s get out of the cave and rock Askabah!

Out came the Genie of the lamp! Using two of the three wishes granted…

There is a new prince in town and no one knows where this dashing prince comes from, not even Jafar. Prince Ali struts into the town of Askabar with his grand entourage and his loyal sidekick, the Genie. With his new found wealth, Prince Ali plans to woo Princess Jasmine and eventually ask for her hand in marriage. Though the prince may appear to be charming, he is at his wits’ end when it comes to the topic of wooing Princess Jasmine. So with Genie’s help, Prince Ali takes the beautiful Princess Jasmine on a magical carpet ride and together they discover ‘A Whole New World’.

There is a new prince in town… And his name is Prince Ali!

As Prince Ali’s entourage swept into the city of Askabah, everyone was mesmerised by the fire-eaters and the dancers

Everybody is wondering.. who is this mysterious prince?

Aladdin may be good at avoiding the Royal guards, but he definitely can use some of the genie’s help when it comes to capturing Princess Jasmine’s heart

Aladdin brings Princess Jasmine on a magical carpet ride, opening her eyes to a whole new world

The street rat is now a wealthy prince. But alas, the evil Jafar soon finds out Prince Ali’s true identity…

Jafar plans to trick Princess Jasmine into giving him the lamp by posing as a lamp merchant. Thinking nothing bad will ever come from trading an old lamp for new, Princess Jasmine hands over the magical lamp to Jafar, making him now Genie’s new master. Jafar captures the princess and the Sultan and locks them up in the dungeon.

Jafar disguises as a peddler trading new lamps for old, and manages to trick Princess Jasmine into giving him the magic lamp for a new one

Oh no! Now that the genie is under Jafar’s control, he has ordered the Sultan and Princess Jasmine to be locked up in the dungeons. Who will save them?

He tricks Princess Jasmine into handing over the lamp and is now Genie’s new master. Jafar soon plans to use his wishes to make himself the ruler of Askabah and the world!

When Prince Ali realises what has happened, he quickly came to the princess and the Sultan’s rescue. He bravely fights off the palace guards but Jafar turns the genie onto Prince Ali. Remembering his last wish, Prince Ali wishes for the genie’s freedom and … poof!! The genie is now a free man. But what happened to the evil Jafar?

Poor Princess Jasmine… who will come to her aid now?

With his last wish, Aladdin wishes for the genie’s freedom… imprisoning Jafar as the genie in the lamp instead!

When Prince Ali discovered Jafar’s evil plans, he rushed to the dungeons and saved Princess Jasmine and the Sultan. Using his last wish, he wished that the genie will have his freedom and never to be a slave to the lamp.

By making that last wish, Prince Ali freed the genie and in return, the evil Jafar took over the genie’s place. Now that Jafar has been captured, Askabah is once again ruled by the gentle hearted Sultan. Prince Ali confesses to his true identity to Princess Jasmine, who is glad to know that her beloved prince is the same street rat that she had fallen for previously. They celebrate their wedding in great style and…

After confessing his true identity to Princess Jasmine, they both celebrate their wedding in style and live happily ever after

Prince Ali saved the princess and the Sultan from Jafar’s evil plans. Everyone is happy and they all lived happily ever after… including the genie!

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Aladdin The Musical

November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Who can ever forget the enchanting tale of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Disney cartoon’s ‘Aladdin‘. His charms and dashing smile melted the hearts of many a peasant girl as well as Princess Jasmine. Together with the fast-talking and crazy Genie of the Lamp, they expose Jafar’s evil plans of becoming the world’s most powerful sorcerer and Sultan of Agrabah and saves the kingdom from falling into his evil hands. And like all Disney’s cartoons, Aladdin wins Princess Jasmine’s heart in the end and they both live happily ever after.

Come 25th November 2011 till 2nd January 2012, Sunway Lagoon is proud to present Aladdin The Musical. Be prepared to be entertained by Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the jovial ‘rapping’ Genie and the evil Jafar as they transport the crowd into the magical land of Askabar. This extravagant West End production promises to enthral the audiences with flying carpets, pyrotechnics and even snow, bringing this age old fairytale of Aladdin to life. The six principal characters will be played by talents from London’s famous West End and will be joined by an international ensemble cast of dancers, fire eaters and stilt-walkers.

Aladdin The Musical

So come and experience a fun and magical time with Aladdin The Musical at the Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon. The musical will show once a day and twice on Saturdays. There will also be extra shows on 25th December 2011 and 1st January 2012. Tickets are priced at RM 100, RM 200, RM 250 and RM 300 for adults and RM 50, RM 100, RM 120 and RM 150 for children up to 12 years old. Performance schedules are as below:

Shows from Sundays to Fridays @ 8.00 pm

Shows on Saturdays at 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm

Extra shows on 25th December 2011 AND 1st January 2012 at 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm.

*Please note that there will be no shows on TUESDAYS.

For those who would like to purchase the tickets, please log on to AirAsia Red Tix’s website here or call Sunway Lagoon at 03 5639 0000. Alternatively, one can also purchase tickets for Aladdin The Musical at the following Rock Corner outlets located in The Gardens, Mid Valley, Mid Valley, KLCC, Subang Parade, The Curve and One Utama. Tickets can also be purchased at Victoria Music outlets located at Sungei Wang, Amcorp Mall, Tropicana Mall and Bangsar Shopping Centre.

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