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  • Anjung Malaysia latest attraction at KLIA

    November 21, 2017 7:22 AM 22

    Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the wau demonstration after launching Anjung Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport November 21, 2017. — Bernama picSEPANG, Nov 21 — Anjung Malaysia, an area which reflects the unique Malaysian culture and flavour through the display of local architecture, products and cuisines is the latest

  • China pledges another three years of ‘toilet revolution’ to boost tourism

    November 19, 2017 12:29 PM 17

    China announced today plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its ‘toilet revolution’ aimed at boosting tourism. — AFP picBEIJING, Nov 19 — China announced today plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its “toilet revolution” aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the sector’s

  • Xinhua: Hainan Airlines to launch new Sydney route

    November 19, 2017 11:12 AM 16

    China’s Hainan Airlines will start direct flights from Haikou to Sydney from January 30. — Reuters picBEIJING, Nov 19 — China’s Hainan Airlines will start direct flights from its base in Haikou, on Hainan island, to Sydney, Australia, from January 30, the official Xinhua news agency reported today. The airline will fly an Airbus A330 on the new route

  • New York Public Library's famed Fifth Avenue building set for renovation

    November 17, 2017 8:09 PM 16

    THE New York Public Library has revealed a master plan to renovate and transform its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, a Beaux Arts landmark known for the famous lions that flank its grand entrance. Inside, the Schwarzman Building, located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, houses one of the leading research libraries in the US. Dutch architecture

  • US highways could see record delays this Thanksgiving, says AAA

    November 16, 2017 11:36 PM 17

    Expect bumper to bumper traffic this Thanksgiving, says the AAA. — Kichigin/Istock.com pic via AFPWASHINGTON, Nov 17 — With an additional 1.6 million Americans expected to hit the roads this Thanksgiving, US highways could see record-level travel delays, warns the AAA. In their annual Thanksgiving holiday travel forecast, North America's largest motoring

  • European tourism on the up after healthy summer growth

    November 16, 2017 12:10 PM 13

    Iceland saw a 30 per cent growth in tourist arrivals in the first eight months of 2017. ― AFP picPARIS, Nov 16 — International tourist arrivals to Europe grew 8 per cent in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, according to a report from the European Travel Commission. Healthy growth is good news for Europe’s tourism

  • Adele named top airplane seat mate in new travel survey

    November 9, 2017 1:21 AM 29

    Adele has emerged the most popular celebrity in a survey that asked respondents to name the person they’d most like to sit next to on a plane. — Reuters picLONDON, Nov 9 — Singer Adele has emerged the most popular celebrity in a survey that asked respondents to name the person they’d most like to sit next to on a plane. For the survey, pollsters at World

  • Malaysia much sought after diving destination among American divers

    November 5, 2017 9:22 AM 18

    Malaysia Tourism Ambassador for Diving Clement Lee said Malaysia is a very much sought after diving destination by American divers. — AFP picLABUAN, Nov 5 — Malaysia is a very much sought after diving destination by American divers, said Malaysia Tourism Ambassador for Diving, Clement Lee. He said constant efforts must continue to allow the people from other

  • Lego House in Denmark to host sleepover party for one family (VIDEO)

    November 3, 2017 3:23 AM 36

    One lucky family will have a rare sleepover experience at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, in partnership with Airbnb. — Handout via AFPCOPENHAGEN, Nov 3 — The recently opened Lego House in Denmark — a 12,000 square metre house made up of 12 million bricks — will be hosting a rare sleepover experience for one lucky family, in partnership with Airbnb

  • Surprise, surprise, Paris named the world’s most ‘elegant’ city

    November 1, 2017 8:34 AM 20

    Paris has been named the world’s most elegant city. — IStock.com pic via AFPPARIS, Nov 1 — Europe dominates a list of the most elegant cities in the world, with the fashion capital of Paris taking the top spot. For the list, online fashion retailer Zalando ranked 80 cities based on three wide themes: fashion factor (fashion scene, fashion schools) urban