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Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

Royal Brunei Airlines to fly Brunei-Kuching route beginning Dec 28

MIRI: Sarawak will have an opportunity to increase its tourists influx, in line with the Visit Sarawak Campaign next year with Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) new Brunei – Kuching route commencing on Dec 28.

Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah said Sarawak welcomes the new route which could bring in tourists and tourism money into the state.

“We are very proud of our heritage and very proud of what we have. I believe that Brunei also feels the same about their heritage and everything that we have down here, we want to showcase to the outside world,” he said yesterday.

He spoke at a press conference after witnessing the signing of memorandum of agreement (MoA) between RB and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) at Royal Brunei Recreation Club, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Also present at the MoA ceremony were Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Ali Apong; RB chief executive officer (CEO) Karam Chand and STB CEO Sharzede Datuk Salleh Askor.

The CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor, and CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), Karam Chand, officially signed the MOA and had an exchange of documents, commencing RB’s flights to Kuching beginning in December. The signing was witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and Brunei Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong.

Read the full Borneo Post article here…

Updated on 16 November, 2018.


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Royal Brunei Airlines revisits Kuching in December

Royal Brunei Airlines revisits Kuching in December

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) will recommence its flight to Kuching in December, realising the growing tourism demand between Brunei and East Malaysia.

RB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karam Chand said that the national airline is very proud to be connecting Kuching to the rest of its network and providing the missing link to Brunei.

“The direct flights will allow the marketing of destination packages in all the cities we serve for the benefit of our tourism stakeholders in Brunei and Sarawak,” he said.

Kuching was one of RB’s first destinations in 1975 before its last flight suspended on July 28, 2011.

Read more of the article at The Bruneian…

Updated October 30, 2018.


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Travel to Melaka

Pure Bar Malacca – The Chic Night Club in Melaka

pure bar Malacca

The city of Malacca comes to life at night when everyone decides to pay a trip to the most amazing range of bars and pubs. After sunset, you will experience and see Malacca in a different light. If you are a person who is a party freak and is very fond of enjoying blasting music and other nocturnal activities, Malacca bars have a lot in store for you. The beverages are affordable, the performances are exhilarating and the dishes are mouth-smacking and finger-licking good.  A line of exciting bars are located in the center of Malacca and a few more on Jonker Street.

Pure Bar Malacca

One such extremely renowned bar is the Pure Bar in Malacca, which is highly unlike all the other destinations you will come across in the city. This distinctive bar stands out from amongst the remaining Malacca pubs bars, as it certainly leaves the locals and tourists mesmerized

Sound systems and Live Performances

Probably the best thing about this Pure Bar Melaka is that it hosts many live performances. The top floor of Pure Bar is specifically designed for live performances by the best bands in town. There are a few bands which come here to perform, all the way from Philippines! Not only that, you are bound to be mesmerized by the latest upbeat tracks as well old songs from RB to Rock. The DJ’s in the house enliven the house with hip hop, rock and RB. The most amazing part of Pure Bar Malacca is that Wednesdays are solely reserved for the ladies. The bar even treats them with free cocktails.

Location and Contact Information

Pure Bar can be visited from Wednesdays to Saturdays and its address is Lot 591, 592, 593 at Jalan Melaka Raya 28, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000. For further details you can call them up at +60 6-336 8331 or visit their FB Page for more information.

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Melaka Nightlife – 10 Fun Things to do in Malacca at Night


Melaka Nightlife in the city usually revolves around spending time at restaurants, pubs, clubs and discos. After the sunset, apart from just having dinner, you can just hang out at the famous places in town that remain open even after midnight. If you are after more feisty entertainment, then you need to take your route to Melaka Raya. The choice is all yours either you spend time at the bars of hotels, which is quiet and decent or party around at a club.

What You Would Love About Melaka Nightlife?

The best things about Melaka is that despite being a small place, it has to offer loads of fun and excitement to locals and tourists. Malacca nightlife is famous because you can enjoy drinks and food indoor or outdoor at some of its renowned clubs and Melaka cafe, dance on the beats of hip hop and jazz or simply enjoy music all night. Here we have listed down the top 10 things you can do in Melaka at night. Read on to know about them:

1. Mixx Club

Mixx Club is renowned across the Melaka city for being the ultimate choice of nocturnal crowd, since its initiation in the year 2011. It is one of the important parts of Malacca’s nightlife being a reigning nightclub. One has to make sure that he/she visits this place to party hard. Mixx Club has gained strong hip credibility by assuring that its customers enjoy the beats of the best DJs and live visuals, ever experienced in the entire Asia.

You might enjoy in the club’s exclusive industrial warehouse type interior, having neon lighting that depicts as if the walls are painted with it. The club is basically divided into two sections, one is Arris, which has live bands playing in the garden café and the other is Paradox, where DJs spin techno and electro beats. However, the drinks offered a bit heavy on the pockets.

You can reach here on the address: Lot S19, 2nd Floor, Mahkota Parade and call for further details on Tel: +6016 247 6627
Opening Hours: Paradox: Tuesday – Saturday from 22:00 – Late
Arris: Wednesday – Saturday from 20:00 – Late

2. GoGo KTV Lounge – The Jetty

The GoGo KTV Lounge is basically within a jetty, which is actually not a jetty but just seems physically like a one and is hence, not for boats and ships to dock here. However, the reason of its popularity is its Jetty shape. This Lounge is built in between Holiday Inn Melaka and Mahkota Melaka. Don’t get confused by the size, this Melaka nightlife spot has lots of punch to offer. You shall find a number of TVs that are pushed within the walls, which are meant to be placed here for the entertainment of its customers. Get hold of the pint of Tiger, Anchor, Guinnes or Heineken and sing the entire night. You can enjoy the best karaoke tunes at the GoGo KTV Lounge, which are charged per hour.

You can reach here on the address: 12-A, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000. For any queries simply call on Tel: +606 288 1788
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 02:00

3. Alto Sky Lounge – Hatten Hotel Melaka

Alto Sky Lounge is found on the 22nd floor of Hatten Hotel Melaka, listed for adding value to the amazing Melaka nightlife. The views from this lounge are highly breathtaking and awesome, presenting a grand view of the entire city. You can enjoy here not so heavy meals, finest wines, special cocktails and exclusive live music.

Alto Sky Lounge has been beautifully designed, providing its guests a pleasant and impressive ambiance. The outdoor bar can accommodate around 130 guests and there is a vintage spiral staircase, which takes guests to its mezzanine level glass wine cellar. If you want to throw a cocktail party, then Alto Sky Lounge is THE ideal place for it. Its luxurious interior and design is surely great for relaxing after a long tiring day. Located in one of the best hotels in Melaka, Alto Sky Lounge is a must-visit place to enjoy a fun nightlife in Melaka.

You can reach here on the address Level 22, Hatten Hotel Melaka and call for more details on Tel: +606 286 9696
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 16:00 – 01:00
Saturday, Sunday eve of public holidays 16:00 – 01:00

4. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café is the place to be, if you need to spend a great time at night in Melaka. It has been listed among the best Malacca nightlife spots for adding loads of fun and entertainment in the lives of its visitors. It is located just by the side of Malacca River and at night it allures visitors and creates a sense of thrill and excitement to pleasure seekers. The cuisines served are served in generous quantity and good quality, while visitors enjoy great live music. In contrast to other nightlife places, the prices are a bit higher here. However, this café promises to add outclass fun in your time spent here.

The Hard Rock Café’s live band, keeps the visitors indulged in their favorite rock music, which is accompanied by a mix of blues and pop. You can conveniently reach here on the address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat and can call for more details Tel: +606 292 5188.

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 – 01:00
Friday, Saturday, eve of public holiday 11:30AM – 02:00 (kitchen closes at 22:30)
Learn more about Hard Rock Cafe

5. Libar Cocktail House – Jalan Hang Lekir

Libar Cocktail House is renowned for having the largest variety of cocktails in the entire Malaysia. Along the Jonker Street Malacca, you shall find this top Malacca nightlife spot, where the sophisticated crowd prefers to spend time. The locals and tourists take pleasure in spending their time at this stylish bar.

After your tiring exploration of the entire Melaka city, Libar Cocktail House is the place to have a great day end, which is easily found in the centre of the town. Have your favorite cocktails with great music in this heavily crowded pub.

It can be reached at the address: 15, Jalan Hang Lekir and you can here for more details on Tel: +6012 222 7718 or +6016 617 1777
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 02:00; Friday Saturday 18:00 – 03:00

6. Arena Club – The Jetty

The Jetty is not an original place for boats and ships to dock in, but it is a place where different Malacca nightlife spots are housed in. Arena Club is one of the many most visited party spots, set in with a glass wall and huge stage reserved for live performances. This place is very much crowded on the weekends.

You shall be amazed in its fascinating ambiance, all lightened up with colorful patterned spots and dancing light beams, setting an ideal party mood for you. The music played here is an eclectic mix, entertaining visitors with loads of live band performances, house music, RB and hip hop.

You can find it on the address: 12-A, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz and for more information can call at Tel: +6016 675 2000
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00

7. Portuguese Square

Portuguese Square came into existence due to the blend of Portuguese and Malay culture, when the descendants respectively agreed on the intermarriages between the two. This has started since the state’s colonization. At this Square, you shall find a number of pubs, food stalls and restaurants and specifically on Saturday evenings great deal of activities take place here. Hence, this makes Portuguese Square an ideal Melaka nightlife spot for tourists.

The local people come up with their conventional dance styles for entertaining the tourists and to depict their culture celebration. You can take a beer of your choice and spend your night while listening to pseudo-pop bands. You shall definitely enjoy  your night spent here and will cherish entire life. The Portuguese Square is also a Melaka tourist attraction not to miss.

Visit this place at the address: Jalan d’Albuquerque, Off Jalan Ujon Pasir. For any queries call on Tel: +606 283 6538
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
Learn more about Portuguese Square Melaka

8. Mr and Mrs Jones Cafe – Jalan Hang Kasturi

Mr and Mrs Jones Café is a well-known name found in the vicinity of Jonker Street and holds a place in the list of top Melaka nightlife spots. You shall get everything that can add value in spending your night here with affordable drinks, comfortable ambiance and superb live music. The owners themselves are resident musicians, who are capable enough to play all sorts of music ranging from rock to blues.

The café, however, does not serve any food, so it is recommended that you come here with something to eat from the eateries, found on the Jonker Street. You shall surely have a great time here.

You can visit this café on the address: 3, Jalan Hang Kasturi and call for further details Tel: +6016 234 4292.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 19:00 – 00:00

9. Reggae on the River – Lorong Hang Jebat

Reggae on the River, just by the side of the river, offering a pleasant and serene ambiance to visitors, is definitely a part of the Malacca nightlife. This places provides its visitors the option to choose from the finest variety and affordable beers and cocktails. You shall enjoy all sorts of music on the river side here, ranging from classics to latest reggae. The dimmer lights and peaceful flowing river add more to your experience. The ambiance is highly relaxing and you can have a great time, after your tiring exploration of the city.

It can be found at the address: 88, Lorong Hang Jebat and can call at Tel: +6012 218 7532
Opening Hours: Daily, 17:30 – 02:00

10. Epicureo Restaurant, Bar Lounge

Epicureo Restaurant, Bar Lounge is another name gaining popularity among the nocturnal crowd. It is found within the Hatten Square. You shall be impressed to see the faded brick wall, wooden bar stools with leather seats, grey cement floor, everything just matching the sports industrial interior. You shall also see wood-barrel tables with an atrium glass roof.

Those who love to eat pork, find this place perfect for them, as  the menu includes a wide variety of pork dishes like smoked BBQ pork ribs, roasted pork knuckles and crunchy pork belly, all of them are chef’s special, who hold 12+ years of experience. Live band performances, dart playing, draught and many more activities are offered to the visitors at Epicureo to make your nightlife in Melaka memorable.

You can easily visit this place at the address: F2-003, F2-003a, F2-005, F2-006, F2-007 F2-008, 2nd Floor, Hatten Square Suites Shoppes and can call at Tel: +606 281 7662
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – Late

Another favorite tourist activity at night in Melaka to walk in the famous Jonker Street. The street comes to live at night when locals display their stalls on both sides of the street. You can almost find anything from these stalls, from jewellery to hand-made souvenirs decoration items. Jonker Street is also home of some of the best cafe’s and restaurants in Melaka.

Hence, because of the so many options, Melaka nightlife is considered the best. The small city does not let its people get bored and adds value to their experience. For the list of activities, you can do anytime in Melaka, checkout best activities to do in Melaka.

To recommend a Melaka nightlife activity, please add comments below. If you’re traveling to KL, you might be interesting in knowing about Kuala Lumpur Nightlife as well.

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Najwa @ Mystical Eve

December 19, 2011 during 4:03 pm

Since 2009, Najwa Mahiaddin (Najwa) has worked tough to settle herself – gigging during open mic nights, collaborating with contemporaries (her noted Malam Nada Biru unison with Yuna) and gradually relocating on to standalone shows with her band, Thing One, final year. It’s no deceit that she has given a internal RB genre a participation in a singer-songwriter stage filled with indie and folk acts.

See Najwa live on New Year’s Eve during ENCORP Strand!

Her past works embody a fibre of collaborations with internal hip bound nonconformist Malique (ex-Too Phat) on marks like Kau Yang Punya and Senyum and with all-girl supergroup The Ramlees featuring Yuna, Liyana Fizi and Mira (of Tilu) on Itulah Sayang, a lane off Astro and XFM’s P. Ramlee … Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti: Satu Indiepretasi gathering album.

Local RB artist Najwa

Now with her entrance album, Innocent Soul, a heroic debutante with alluring interest hopes to popularise a heterogeneous sounds of neo-soul in Malaysia. “Neo-soul is a multiple of jazz, funk, hip bound and cocktail and it’s something that is still utterly new here,” she said. “There weren’t that many essence idols around when we was a child. we grew adult listening to a likes of Billie Holiday and Jill Scott. They’re some of my all-time favourites.”

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