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January 19, 2018 9:23 AM Noor Bank, UB QFPay team up on mobile wallet acceptance in UAE

KUALA LUMPUR: Dubai's Noor Bank has announced its collaboration with UB QFPay to bring a new and innovative mobile payment solution to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The solution, the first of its kind in the region, will enable tourists, as well as foreign visitors to make payments at retail outlets in the UAE using multiple international mobile wallets 3

January 18, 2018 11:20 AM Sunway theme parks records visitor growth in 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Sunway Group’s two theme parks recorded a growth in the number of visitors for 2017 despite the softening economy, signalling higher tourist spending. Sunway Malls and Theme Parks chief executive HC Chan said Sunway Lagoon and Lost World of Tambun theme parks recorded 1.6 million and 1.1 million visitors respectively 8

January 18, 2018 5:59 AM Parlo Tours completes RTO, lists on the ACE market

PETALING JAYA: Parlo Tours Sdn Bhd, travel management and services group in Malaysia, via a reverse takeover of Cybertowers Bhd has today joined the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, under the name Parlo Bhd. The group's share price jumped 8.5 sen or 85% to trade at 18.5 sen as at 3.54pm today, with some 23.9 million shares changing hands 4

January 16, 2018 11:55 PM RMN: Stranded tourists in Pulau Tioman evacuated

Stranded tourists arrived at the Tanjung Gelang Naval Base here via the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel, ‘KD Terenggganu’, at 6.45pm after departing from Air Batang, Pulau Tioman. 
— Bernama picKUANTAN, Jan 17 ― Some 110 people, including 98 tourists who were stranded for five days in Pulau Tioman due to inclement weather and rough seas were evacuated 7

January 16, 2018 4:12 PM RMN evacuates stranded tourists from Tioman Island

KUANTAN: Some 110 people, including 98 tourists who were stranded for five days in Pulau Tioman due to inclement weather and rough seas were evacuated today. The group comprising 54 foreigners, 44 local tourists and 12 islanders arrived at the Tanjung Gelang Naval Base here via the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) vessel, KD Terenggganu, at 6.45pm after departing 9

January 16, 2018 6:54 AM 20 South Korean tourists safe after bus overturned in Kuala Selangor

SHAH ALAM: Twenty South Korean tourists escaped unhurt when their cruiser bus overturned while trying to avoid a dog crossing Jalan Teluk Piah Kanan, Kuala Selangor last night. Kuala Selangor District police chief said in the incident at about 8.46pm, the bus driver and a tourist guide were also safe. "During the time of the incident, the bus was on its way to a hotel 6

January 15, 2018 8:27 AM 12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano

Lava last flowed out of Mayon in 2014, forcing 63,000 people to flee from their homes. — Reuters picCAMALIG (Philippines), Jan 15 — Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano today in what volcanologists described as a “quiet eruption”, warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly 11

January 14, 2018 11:02 AM 16 injured from a tourist boat explosion in southern Thailand

A tourist speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi today. ― Picture by Opalyn MokBANGKOK, Jan 14 — A tourist speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi today, injuring 16, mostly tourists from China, the Phi Phi police 10

January 13, 2018 1:29 AM English proficiency boosts Kota Baru trader’s appeal

A Google screenshot of Kota Jembal Kedai Lalat in Kota Baru. Celoteh Rafeah Jaafar who speaks English with a thick Kelantanese accent, operates out of the farmers market here.PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 — Celoteh Rafeah Jaafar prides himself on his command of the English language, a skill that has become an unexpected attraction at his clothing shop in Kota Baru. Harian 9

January 12, 2018 2:08 AM Airbnb ‘disappointed’ by Amsterdam plan to cut rentals

Amsterdam city council said Wednesday that the current annual 60-day limit for private home rentals will now be halved from 2019 ‘to stem the negative influence of holiday home rentals’. — Reuters pic THE HAGUE, Jan 12 — Rent-a-room giant Airbnb has voiced disappointment in Amsterdam’s plans to impose a 30-day limit on letting private homes, saying it will harm the local 9