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DISCOVER UNDERWATER WORLD AT AQUARIUMS IN MALAYSIA

The underwater is full of mystery and that’s why many divers are obsessed to exploring the “wonderland”.

A man made aquarium, to certain extent, is also a great place for you to explore the beauty of the underwater world in a safer way with an easy access.

It is a one-stop destination to showcase the underwater creatures, which brings huge benefits for parents and children with all sorts of information.

Experience Malaysia will recommend some of the largest aquariums in Malaysia, which could be guidance for your next family trip. One of the top picks includes the newly opened SEA LIFE Malaysia located at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru.

Aquaria KLCC

Have you planned a visit to the Aquaria KLCC?

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Aquaria KLCC is one of the most exciting educational destinations for families in Malaysia.

Showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures, this state-of-the-art aquarium not only allows kids to see the myriad of fish on display, they also get to interact, touch, and sometimes even feed the creatures in the tanks.

The oceanarium is situated beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is within walking distance of the Petronas Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall – perfect for an entire day’s worth of sightseeing and activities with the family.

Highlights include a 90-metre transparent underwater tunnel where hundreds of fishes, Sand Tiger sharks, stingrays, marine turtles and other sea creatures swimming around unhindered in the vast oceanarium, a spectacular live show of divers feeding these creatures at meal times and a rare opportunity to come into contact with live starfish and bamboo shark at the Touchpool area.

If you want to spend some time at Aquaria KLCC, these are some tips that you can refer: buy your tickets online ahead of time; book a Learning package or guided tour; visit at feeding time throughout the day; get your souvenirs before exit point; stay in a nearby luxury hotel.

Ticket Price: RM49 (Adult); RM39 (Child); RM39 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Website: http://www.aquariaklcc.com/

SEA LIFE Malaysia

 

The tourism industry in Johor is expected to achieve greater heights with the opening of SEA LIFE Malaysia, the latest attraction at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

Dubbed the country’s first interactive LEGO themed aquarium, this highly awaited double-storey aquarium provides a fun and exciting learning experience that combines education and conservation. With a blend of LEGO’s approach of building imagination through play, SEA LIFE Malaysia promises a great day out for the entire family.

This new marine sanctuary comprises 13,000 marine life with 120 species from 11 different habitat zones. SEA LIFE Malaysia has been a hit now and it is expected to mesmerize even more visitors while inspiring kids to learn, love and care for the ocean through edutainment.

Amongst the marine life now housed across 25 tanks are Stingrays, Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Shark, Seahorses, and more. Other amazing discoveries include magical storytelling, interactive displays, hands-on encounters at the Rock Pool zone, special habitat zones which comprises of a Malaysian Rainforest, a Stingray Bay and a fascinating Ocean Tank, the largest tank that is filled with 400,000 litres of water.

Spanning 6-metres long and over 2-metres wide, the Ocean Tank features fun and interactive experiences that introduces visitors to the marine life and marine conservation. On top of this, guests can keep a lookout for special LEGO Mini-Figures and other LEGO sea creatures as they embark on their educational journey at SEA LIFE Malaysia.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has been attracting locals and tourists to state, with Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and China being amongst the top markets for the resort. For the latest update on promotion and activities, stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.

Ticket Price: 1-Day SEA LIFE (Open Dated) – RM95 (Adult); RM74 (Child); RM74 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 6pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Website: https://www.legoland.com.my/sealife/sealife/

The Shore Oceanarium Melaka

Located at The Shore Shopping Gallery Melaka, The Shore Oceanarium is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed spot on your itinerary, where both kids and adults can find it so educational and yet fun for their trip here.

Opened in 2015, it features some of the latest technology for aquarium such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided) and visitors are encouraged to look for quiz answers as they walk around.

It is and extraordinary interactive journey to learn the earth ecosystem and allow you to discover creatures from land to the sea.

Some highlights in Oceanarium:

Interactive Touch Pool – Visitors can gently touch the skin of star fish, sea cucumber, bamboo shark and jellyfishes.
Jungle Quest – People can learn more about reptile, snake, frog, butterfly, insects, lizards and etc at this place. |
Ocean journey – Some of the key attractions here include Oceanarium Theatre, Shark Quest, Sea Shell Museum and 3D Movie Theatre.
River Story – Learning about river ecosystem around the world including Indian River, Chinese Mountain Stream, Australian River, Lake Malawi and etc, which exhibits different species of fish native.
Kampung Penyu – The Shore Oceanarium collaborates with Fisheries Department Malaysia to educate and create awareness on protection of sea turtle.

After taking a visit here, you should not miss the Sky Tower Melaka for the best views of the city. The Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka is located directly above The Shore Shopping Gallery.

Ticket Price: RM40 (Adult); RM30 (Child); RM30 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10.30am – 9pm
Address: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery,193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Website: https://www.oceanariummelaka.com/

Underwater World Langkawi

Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World is one of the top attractions on the Langkawi island. It is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquaria in Southeast Asia.  Since its operation on 26 August, 1995, it has become one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

This huge white building covering some 60,000 square feet area houses more than 4,000 marine creatures that include over 500 species of fish and many other underwater life. It also showcases many different types of birds, animals and other inhabitants that are found in tropical rainforests, temperate and even sub-Antarctic regions.

At Underwater World Langkawi, we have three main sections, which display Tropical Rainforest River Ecosystem, Temperate Sub-Antarctic and Marine Section. Other attractions include the Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Reptilium Section, Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous Venomous Section.

There are information kiosks, wildlife gallery and a 3D audio/video room with a capacity of 200 where you can learn and gather myriad of information about birds, animals and aquatic life.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Research Development, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

Visitors are thus provided with a one-stop shopping, eating and entertainment package, all of which are available within one area.

Ticket Price: RM36 (Adult); RM26 (Children); RM29 (Senior Citizens)
Opening Hour: 10am – 6pm (Daily); 9.30am – 6.30pm (School Holidays / Public Holidays)
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: https://underwaterworldlangkawi.my/

 

On top of the aquariums recommended above, it is worth mentioning that one of the distinctive galleries at the National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur is an aquarium, whereby all visitors can get the chance to take a closer look at a variety of fishes and corals that form a unique ecosystem.

Unknown to many, Penang has a small aquarium known as Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, which is located at a fishing village in Batu Maung. Is not a large aquarium but it has everything you want to see inside. The aquarium has 25 tanks to showcase various types of marine life, especially those found in the regional waters. Among them are the lion fish, the boxfishes, moray eels, tangs, surgeon fish, cat sharks, stone fish, angel fish, blue spotted stingray, fox face fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, damsels, bivalves and more.

For tourists who visit Sabah, do not forget to add the Aquarium and Marine Museum Kota Kinabalu into your list. The attraction is located right in the city centre at the University Malaysia Sabah. Apart from having a chance to see all types of marine life, there are mangrove habitat, free standing exhibition tank, open-water reef exhibition centre, diorama Sipadan deep dive and many more await you.

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DISCOVER UNDERWATER WORLD AT MAGNIFICENT AQUARIUMS IN MALAYSIA

The underwater is full of mystery and that’s why many divers are obsessed to exploring the “wonderland”.

A man made aquarium, to certain extent, is also a great place for you to explore the beauty of the underwater world in a safer way with an easy access.

It is a one-stop destination to showcase the underwater creatures, which brings huge benefits for parents and children with all sorts of information.

Experience Malaysia will recommend some of the largest aquariums in Malaysia, which could be guidance for your next family trip. One of the top picks includes the newly opened SEA LIFE Malaysia located at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in Johor Bahru.

Aquaria KLCC

Have you planned a visit to the Aquaria KLCC?

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Aquaria KLCC is one of the most exciting educational destinations for families in Malaysia.

Showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures, this state-of-the-art aquarium not only allows kids to see the myriad of fish on display, they also get to interact, touch, and sometimes even feed the creatures in the tanks.

The oceanarium is situated beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is within walking distance of the Petronas Towers and Suria KLCC shopping mall – perfect for an entire day’s worth of sightseeing and activities with the family.

Highlights include a 90-metre transparent underwater tunnel where hundreds of fishes, Sand Tiger sharks, stingrays, marine turtles and other sea creatures swimming around unhindered in the vast oceanarium, a spectacular live show of divers feeding these creatures at meal times and a rare opportunity to come into contact with live starfish and bamboo shark at the Touchpool area.

If you want to spend some time at Aquaria KLCC, these are some tips that you can refer: buy your tickets online ahead of time; book a Learning package or guided tour; visit at feeding time throughout the day; get your souvenirs before exit point; stay in a nearby luxury hotel.

Ticket Price: RM49 (Adult); RM39 (Child); RM39 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Website: http://www.aquariaklcc.com/

SEA LIFE Malaysia

 

The tourism industry in Johor is expected to achieve greater heights with the opening of SEA LIFE Malaysia, the latest attraction at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

Dubbed the country’s first interactive LEGO themed aquarium, this highly awaited double-storey aquarium provides a fun and exciting learning experience that combines education and conservation. With a blend of LEGO’s approach of building imagination through play, SEA LIFE Malaysia promises a great day out for the entire family.

This new marine sanctuary comprises 13,000 marine life with 120 species from 11 different habitat zones. SEA LIFE Malaysia has been a hit now and it is expected to mesmerize even more visitors while inspiring kids to learn, love and care for the ocean through edutainment.

Amongst the marine life now housed across 25 tanks are Stingrays, Zebra Sharks, Black Tip Reef Shark, Seahorses, and more. Other amazing discoveries include magical storytelling, interactive displays, hands-on encounters at the Rock Pool zone, special habitat zones which comprises of a Malaysian Rainforest, a Stingray Bay and a fascinating Ocean Tank, the largest tank that is filled with 400,000 litres of water.

Spanning 6-metres long and over 2-metres wide, the Ocean Tank features fun and interactive experiences that introduces visitors to the marine life and marine conservation. On top of this, guests can keep a lookout for special LEGO Mini-Figures and other LEGO sea creatures as they embark on their educational journey at SEA LIFE Malaysia.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has been attracting locals and tourists to state, with Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and China being amongst the top markets for the resort. For the latest update on promotion and activities, stay connected with LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort via Facebook and Instagram.

Ticket Price: 1-Day SEA LIFE (Open Dated) – RM95 (Adult); RM74 (Child); RM74 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10am to 6pm (Monday to Sunday)
Address: No 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar, 79250 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Website: https://www.legoland.com.my/sealife/sealife/

The Shore Oceanarium Melaka

Located at The Shore Shopping Gallery Melaka, The Shore Oceanarium is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed spot on your itinerary, where both kids and adults can find it so educational and yet fun for their trip here.

Opened in 2015, it features some of the latest technology for aquarium such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided) and visitors are encouraged to look for quiz answers as they walk around.

It is and extraordinary interactive journey to learn the earth ecosystem and allow you to discover creatures from land to the sea.

Some highlights in Oceanarium:

Interactive Touch Pool – Visitors can gently touch the skin of star fish, sea cucumber, bamboo shark and jellyfishes.
Jungle Quest – People can learn more about reptile, snake, frog, butterfly, insects, lizards and etc at this place. |
Ocean journey – Some of the key attractions here include Oceanarium Theatre, Shark Quest, Sea Shell Museum and 3D Movie Theatre.
River Story – Learning about river ecosystem around the world including Indian River, Chinese Mountain Stream, Australian River, Lake Malawi and etc, which exhibits different species of fish native.
Kampung Penyu – The Shore Oceanarium collaborates with Fisheries Department Malaysia to educate and create awareness on protection of sea turtle.

After taking a visit here, you should not miss the Sky Tower Melaka for the best views of the city. The Swiss Garden Hotel Melaka is located directly above The Shore Shopping Gallery.

Ticket Price: RM40 (Adult); RM30 (Child); RM30 (Senior Citizen)
Opening Hour: 10.30am – 9pm
Address: 2F-01, The Shore Shopping Gallery,193, Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Website: https://www.oceanariummelaka.com/

Underwater World Langkawi

Located at the southern end of Pantai Cenang, Underwater World is one of the top attractions on the Langkawi island. It is one of the largest marine and freshwater aquaria in Southeast Asia.  Since its operation on 26 August, 1995, it has become one of the must-visit tourist destinations in Langkawi and has attracted a large number of foreign as well as local tourists.

This huge white building covering some 60,000 square feet area houses more than 4,000 marine creatures that include over 500 species of fish and many other underwater life. It also showcases many different types of birds, animals and other inhabitants that are found in tropical rainforests, temperate and even sub-Antarctic regions.

At Underwater World Langkawi, we have three main sections, which display Tropical Rainforest River Ecosystem, Temperate Sub-Antarctic and Marine Section. Other attractions include the Freshwater Fish Section, the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, the Reptilium Section, Invertebrate Section, the Coral Reef Section and the Poisonous Venomous Section.

There are information kiosks, wildlife gallery and a 3D audio/video room with a capacity of 200 where you can learn and gather myriad of information about birds, animals and aquatic life.

The concept and theme of Underwater World Langkawi are geared towards Research Development, Education and Entertainment. It is built to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms, thus creating understanding of the deep and inseparable bond between man and nature.

Visitors are thus provided with a one-stop shopping, eating and entertainment package, all of which are available within one area.

Ticket Price: RM36 (Adult); RM26 (Children); RM29 (Senior Citizens)
Opening Hour: 10am – 6pm (Daily); 9.30am – 6.30pm (School Holidays / Public Holidays)
Address: Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Website: https://underwaterworldlangkawi.my/

 

On top of the aquariums recommended above, it is worth mentioning that one of the distinctive galleries at the National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur is an aquarium, whereby all visitors can get the chance to take a closer look at a variety of fishes and corals that form a unique ecosystem.

Unknown to many, Penang has a small aquarium known as Akuarium Tunku Abdul Rahman, which is located at a fishing village in Batu Maung. Is not a large aquarium but it has everything you want to see inside. The aquarium has 25 tanks to showcase various types of marine life, especially those found in the regional waters. Among them are the lion fish, the boxfishes, moray eels, tangs, surgeon fish, cat sharks, stone fish, angel fish, blue spotted stingray, fox face fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, damsels, bivalves and more.

For tourists who visit Sabah, do not forget to add the Aquarium and Marine Museum Kota Kinabalu into your list. The attraction is located right in the city centre at the University Malaysia Sabah. Apart from having a chance to see all types of marine life, there are mangrove habitat, free standing exhibition tank, open-water reef exhibition centre, diorama Sipadan deep dive and many more await you.

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TOP PICKS FOR MAY EVENTS

The month of May marks the beginning of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. For tourists, visiting Malaysia during this time is a unique experience. Why not participate in the breaking fast event, or visit the Ramadan bazaars to taste traditional food only available during Ramadan? It is also business as usual throughout the country, so there are still plenty of tourism events coming this month. Check out our top picks for this month.

Leon Lai “Metro Live” Genting

A 90s heartthrob, Leon Lai captured the hearts of many with his melodious voice and incredible talent. With a strong supporting fan base, he clinched the title of Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong annual music awards. Not only does his talent lie in singing, his foray into the acting world has also reaped rewards with titles like Best Actor at the Golden Horse Awards. Leon Metro Live in Genting this May will offer a spectacular live experience for all his fans in Malaysia.

Date : 4 May 2019
Venue : Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
Organiser : Genting Malaysia Berhad
Contact : +603-2718 1118
Website : https://www.rwgenting.com/Entertainment/Show_And_Events/Leon-Lai/


SUPER JUNIOR-DE CONCERT IN KUALA LUMPUR

Calling all Suju fans, Super Junior-DE is coming to Kuala Lumpur. Super Junior-DE also known as Donghae and Eunhyuk, DE or SJ-DE is the fifth official sub-unit of the South Korean boy band Super Junior. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group is composed of two Super Junior members: Donghae and Eunhyuk. The duo debuted on December 16, 2011, with their digital single “Oppa, Oppa”.

Since then, the pair has released 3 EPs – “Present”, “The Beat Goes On”, “Bout You” – and 2 studio albums – “Ride Me” and “Style”. Since Super Junior DE has recently released their new album “Danger”, this means that Malaysia will be the first oversea country to be seeing their new tracks performed live!

Date : 4 May 2019
Venue : Malawati Indoor Stadium, Shah Alam, Selangor
Organiser : MMIC Entertainment Group Sdn. Bhd.
Contact : +603-91074876
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MICEntertainmentGroup


Batman 80 Years

Celebrate 80 years of the world’s most popular Caped Crusader in Southeast Asia’s first ever Batman anniversary event. From its inception in 1939 to its iconic status in present day pop culture, journey through the decades with the Dark Knight and relive his crime-fighting adventures through movies, live shows, one-of-a-kind exhibitions and many more.

Date : 10 May – 30 Jun 2019
Venue : Resorts World Genting, Malaysia
Organiser : Genting Malaysia Berhad
Contact : +603-2718 1118
Website : https://www.rwgenting.com/Batman-80-Years/


Jason Mraz Good Vibes Tour In Kuala Lumpur

Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner JASON MRAZ will be bringing his Good Vibes Tour to Malaysia, on 13 May (Monday), 8pm at Axiata Areana.

Jason Mraz first performed in Malaysia in 2009, followed by Tour Is A Four Letter Word in 2012. On playing for his Asian fans, Jason says: “I enjoy travelling to and performing for listeners in Asia. I feel a sense of gratitude and enthusiasm unlike anywhere else in the world, which makes a performance feel more like an event than a recital. The audience participation in Asia is harmonic and supersonic. I am thrilled to return, reconnect and re-experience the joy.”

Date : 13 May 2019
Venue : Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser : Aco Media Sdn. Bhd.
Email : [email protected]
Website : http://acomedia.one/


The Music of James Horner

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s tribute to movie music continues with yet another Academy Award-winning composer, James Horner. Famous for his use of Celtic and electronic music, Horner’s scores include some of the highest-grossing films of all time. Close your eyes as the MPO and conductor Anthony Weeden transport you to the sets of Star Trek, Titanic and Avatar!

Date : 25 -26 May 2019
Venue : Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser : Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Contact : +603 2331 7008 (General Line) / +603 2331 7007 (Ticket Booking)
Website : http://mpo.com.my/28-the-music-of-james-horner/

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IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

Malaysia may not have a city of love like France but this country isn’t short of romantic places to go or romantic things to do especially in the month of love. Let us share with you some ideas on how to spend a special day with your loved ones. Follow the Cupid’s arrow to see these top five activities:-

1. Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuala Lumpur
Spend a romantic evening by watching Conductor Karen Durgaryan and the Ballet of Armenia entertain their audience with memorable performances of scenes from Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet scores, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Swan Lake, one of the most popular ballets in the world, tells the story of evil sorcerer Von Rothbart who turned Princess Odette into a swan. The ever-popular Christmas Eve tale of Clara and The Nutcracker never fails to delight audiences of all ages.

The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a premier concert hall providing a world-class musical experience. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), an internationally acclaimed home-grown orchestra. The annual schedule here includes chamber music, contemporary music and commissioned works

Getting There:
By Train
Take a train from any station within Klang Valley area and make your way to KLCC Station (KJ10).

By Taxi
Numerous and convenient, taxis are a popular way of traveling. Always request the driver to switch on the fare meter before your journey. The taxis can easily drop you off around Suria KLCC’s main entrance.

By Car
Access KLCC through Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Kia Peng.
Tunnels at Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Tun Razak, and the Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) are also directly connected to the KLCC Parking Bays.

Date: 2-4 February 2018
Venue: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Level Two, Tower Two, PETRONAS Twin Tower
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 2331 7008 (General Line)
+603 2331 7007 (Ticket Booking)
Website: http://mpo.com.my

The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a premier concert hall providing a world-class musical experience. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), an internationally acclaimed home-grown orchestra. The annual schedule here includes chamber music, contemporary music, and commissioned works.

2. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies, Kuala Selangor

The fireflies of Kampung Kuantan gained prominence in the early 1970s when a local businessman saw the commercial potential of this miracle. Now, the tourism experience has been entrusted to and developed by the Kuala Selangor District Council. It has expanded rapidly with the addition of 27 small boats that are provided for the visitors. Today, Kampung Kuantan is known for the magical fireflies not only to the local visitors but also around the world.

Operational Hour             : Daily: 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Fare/Rate                           : RM53.00 per boat (4pax)

Getting There
Transportation System to Kampung Kuantan

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kampung Kuantan takes about 45 minutes. Taxi service is available from Kuala Selangor to Kampung Kuantan at RM40.00 for a ride (4 people). However, there are few places of accommodation that provides transportation facilities to Kampung Kuantan.

Public Facilities

The administrator of the firefly’s area provides free parking space, food stalls and souvenir stalls. There is also a playground specifically for those who bring their children. Cruising the river using the traditional way will provide satisfaction for the visitors to watch the beauty of the magnificent fireflies. The usage of the small boats will also avoid sound and smoke pollution that can disrupt the firefly’s habitat.

Who to Contact                : Kuala Selangor District Council
E-mail                                                   : [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Tel                                          : 03-32891439 / 1549

Website: http://www.mdks.gov.my/en

DAZZLING LIGHTS OF THE FIREFLIES AT KAMPUNG KUANTAN

3. Love Boat, Putrajaya

Show your loved ones how special they are by treating them to a romantic evening on the lake of Putrajaya. Take a ride on a traditional wooden boat called the “Dondang Sayang”. Let the Love Boat set the stage for a nostalgic or romantic evening, with uninterrupted views of Putrajaya’s most breathtaking sights.

The boat is manned by a single boatman. It is best to enjoy the ride in the evening from 5pm or any time before sunset as you will get to witness an astonishing view of Putrajaya from the lake. The Love Boat package is inclusive of an hour ride, as well as food and beverages.

This is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, connecting Precinct 2 to the residential area of Precinct 8. The design of this cable-stayed bridge resembles a futuristic ship. Spanning 2.4km, this bridge can accommodate motorized traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians. Highly visible even from afar, it has become one of the beautiful icons of Putrajaya.

Getting There  :

By rail:

  • 25 minutes on KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to Putrajaya ERL station
  • 15 minutes on KLIA Transit from KLIA to Putrajaya ERL station

By bus:

  • 30 minutes by Rapid KL bus or Metrobus from Kota Raya bus stop (KL)

 By taxi or car

  • 30 minutes from KL City

 Contact Information

Should you wish to charter a boat for a private function or merely visit the scenic spots of Putrajaya, you may contact for more details:

CRUISE TASIK PUTRAJAYA
Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 8888 5539
Fax: (603) 8888 3769
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.cruisetasikputrajaya.com

4. Couples’ Healthy Getaway @ The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Perak

Treat yourself and your other half to a truly romantic and healthy getaway at the award-winning, luxurious 5-star retreat, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, located in Ipoh, Perak. It is perfect for all love birds out there who are in need of a rejuvenating experience. Here in this lovely retreat, you can choose to do as much or as little as you want on your couples healthy holiday.

From a couple’s spa treatment massage to dipping at the geothermal hot springs dipping pools, to soaking in the natural sauna formed in the dark interiors of the thermal steam cave, it is guaranteed that all these sessions are sure to leave you and your partner feeling brand new.

As an adults-only resort, your romantic holiday here will not be interrupted by the presence of screaming babies or running toddlers. It’s also serious in helping guests achieve their goals for optimum health with holistic tailor-made programmes and pre-planned packages for as short as 2 nights or as long as three weeks. Besides the geothermal hot springs treatments, guests can request for weight-loss management and detox programmes, colon hydrotherapy, and antioxidant restoration therapy, among others.
After all, couples who sweat together, stay together.

THE BANJARAN – PERAK

Getting There

Travel by Car/Taxi

The Banjaran is just 15 minutes away from the city of Ipoh, 1.5 hours from Penang and 2 hours from the capital of Kuala Lumpur by road. Ipoh is located on the North-South Highway, to the north of Kuala Lumpur. Take the Ipoh South Toll Plaza Exit No. 138 if you come from Kuala Lumpur, and the Ipoh North Toll Plaza (Jelapang) Exit No. 141 if you come from Penang. Do look out for road signs that lead you to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat along the road from either one of the exits.

GPS Coordinates to The Banjaran:

4° 37′ 51″ N 101° 9′ 20″ E

Travel by Train

Enjoy scenic views during the 2.5-hour journey to Ipoh on the ETS Train. There are daily services from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to the Ipoh train station. Ipoh is on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Penang-Bangkok route, so there are also trains to and from Penang and all the way to and from Bangkok. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat can arrange for transfers from the train station.

Travel by Air – Chartered Helicopter

The Banjaran has its own on-site helipad facility for helicopter travel. Please call in advance as landing is strictly by appointment only. For more details on chartered helicopter services and helipad facilities please contact the Sales and Marketing Department at +603 7495 1791 or email them at [email protected]

Who to Contact

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Tel          : +60 5 210 7777

Email     : [email protected]

Website: https://www.thebanjaran.com

  1.  Watch the Sunset @ Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak

“ sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”

― Crystal Woods

WATER FRONT – SARAWAK

Some things are inherently romantic and a gorgeous sunset is one of them, so cuddle close to the one you love and watch the magnificent sunset change colors right before your eyes at the Kuching Waterfront in Sarawak. Also known as Kuching Esplanade, the sunset here is very dramatic and with the wooden sampan and wooden houses on stilts in the background, it is not just romantic but will also conjure up scenes of yesteryear. What could be more romantic than that?

You can sit with your other half at one of the many wooden benches provided along the Kuching Waterfront that run parallel with the Sarawak River, or you can opt for a sunset cruise and enjoy the environment and the scenery of this city of contrast.

For more information on Kuching Waterfront, please visit https://kuchingwaterfront.com, or contact:

Sarawak Tourism Board

Tel          : +6082 423600

Email     : [email protected]

Website: https://sarawaktourism.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tourism Malaysia

Motorsport month in Malaysia

By Lloyd Green

 

  • F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
  • Shell Malaysia MotoGP

 

Buckle up and start your engines for motorsport heaven this October. With the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia MotoGP both held at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this month, we’ve provided a non-stop guide of what to expect at both events.

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang — f1destinations.com

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang — f1destinations.com

With an exciting cluster of events throughout the race week, including a demo run, auto carnival, fan engagement programmes with the drivers and a spectacular post-race concert, the newly redefined F1 Malaysia GP is not to be missed.

Since its entry to the F1 race calendar in 1999, the Malaysian GP has evolved into the most anticipated races of the year. Moving from it’s traditional home of March to October to form a unique Southeast Asia F1 double-header with the Singapore GP in mid-September, the Malaysian GP now holds a key role in deciding the championship.

Families looking forward to soaking up the thrills at SIC can enjoy an improved family friendly activity at the circuit with the ever popular X-track returning on popular demand, showcasing motorsports themed thrills such as drifting, rallying, go-karting, ATV rides and more, for fans of all ages.

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel — www.formula1.com

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel — www.formula1.com

Track:

  • The Sepang Circuit is infamous for its unpredictable weather ranging from burning hot days to full-blown tropical rainstorms which result in tough races and edge of your seat moments.
  • The track design is unique and challenging as it has seven clear straights and many narrow turns making it one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. The relatively wider track also affords drivers overtaking opportunities that are rarely seen elsewhere.

Schedule:

  • Friday, 30th Sept — Free Practice
  • Saturday, 1st Oct — Qualifying
  • Sunday, 2nd Oct — F1 Malaysia GP After-Race Concert with Usher

Race:

  • The dominance by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has continued in 2016 with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating standings.
  • A win for either driver in Malaysia could prove vital heading into the last five races.
  • Defending Malaysian GP champion, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to spoil the party again.

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Entertainment:

  • Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Usher will be performing at the After-Race Concert.
  • Past performers to grace the After-Race stage at Sepang include Jamiroquai and Lenny Kravitz.
  • Raceday activities also include classic car convoy, supercar convoy and airshow.

Tickets:

  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Shell Malaysia MotoGP

Held just four weeks later is the Shell Malaysia MotoGP. Fans can expect an even bigger and better event in 2016, with off-track entertainment, fan engagement with riders and other exciting activities. Tickets are selling through the roof with local interest firmly on young gun Khairul Idham Pawi who has won trice in his rookie season in the Moto3 championship. Also flying the Malaysian flag will be Adam Norrodin (Moto3) and Hafizh Syahrin (Moto2).

 Track:

  • With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners. Particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle.
  • Has one of the longest laps in MotoGP and is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity.

Schedule:

  • Friday, 28th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Free Practice
  • Saturday, 29th Oct— Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Qualifying

Sunday, 30th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi — http://i-moto.com.my/

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi — http://i-moto.com.my/

Tickets:

  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Getting to Sepang International Circuit is relatively easy. It’s located about 15km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA2) and about 50km south from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. SIC has a hotel, shopping centre and golf course. There will also be shuttle buses operating from KL Sentral to Sepang on both Sept 30 to Oct 1 and Oct 28 to Oct 30.

For more information on both events go to www.sepangcircuit.com

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