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  • SIA adds Android Pay, Apple Pay as new payment methods on mobile app

    October 19, 2017 4:52 AM 18

    Singapore Airlines passengers can now pay for their air tickets and other services, such as the selection of preferred seats, with Android Pay and Apply Pay via the airline’s mobile app. — Reuters picSINGAPORE, Oct 19 — Customers travelling with national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) can now pay for their airfares and other purchases, such as the selection

  • Tours of Fico Eataly can be booked now

    October 18, 2017 10:55 PM 22

    Fico Eataly World, Bologna — Picture courtesy of Fico Eataly WorldBOLOGNA, Oct 19 — With less than a month to go before its grand opening, Fico Eataly, widely described as the Disney World of Italian food, has opened its online reservations for experiential tours. Set to open November 15 in Bologna, Italy, the US$106 million (RM447 million) theme park will span the area of 100,000 square

  • Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

    October 17, 2017 7:38 AM 15

    The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5km stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province. ― AFP picBANGKOK, Oct 17 — Smokers who flaunt a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a US$3,000 (RM12,663) fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities

  • AirAsia Japan to launch Nagoya-Sapporo route Oct 29

    October 16, 2017 7:17 AM 15

    AirAsia Japan's first flights, twice-daily between Nagoya and Sapporo, are set to begin on October 29. ― Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — AirAsia Japan, the Japanese affiliate of the world’s best low-cost carrier, will commence its maiden service from Nagoya to Sapporo this Oct 29. In a statement today, AirAsia Japan said, the twice-daily service would

  • Tesla Fires Hundreds Of Employees

    October 15, 2017 7:21 AM 14

    The Palo Alto company, led by Elon Musk, said these dismissals were across the board and included engineers, managers, factory workers and sales staff. The company insisted that these were not layoffs but removals based on the employees’ performances, and therefore not subject to state notifications. It also said that high-performing employees have been rewarded

  • World’s longest zip line to open in UAE desert (VIDEO)

    October 14, 2017 12:48 AM 66

    ABU DHABI, Oct 14 — A new record-breaking zip line is slated to open in December that will send thrill-seekers flying high over the Emirati desert. Though developers Toro Verde are keeping the exact length of the zip line a closely guarded secret, they promise that their zip line will exceed the current titleholder, “The Monster” in Puerto Rico, which

  • World’s ‘unluckiest’ flight 666 makes final flight to HEL on Friday the 13th

    October 13, 2017 1:34 PM 15

    In an unfortunate and sinister series of coincidences, travellers flying between Copenhagen and Helsinki, Finland boarded a Finnair flight numbered AY666 to the airport code HEL, today. ― AFP picWASHINGTON, Oct 13 ― Passengers boarded the world's 'unluckiest' flight, numbered 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th, for the last time. In an unfortunate and sinister

  • TripAdvisor: The most affordable times to travel to bucket list destinations

    October 6, 2017 12:32 AM 23

    TripAdvisor analysts point out that booking in May and June can save visitors to Bali up to 52 per cent off their hotel room compared to peak season. ― AFP picLONDON, Oct 6 ― Bali has emerged the top bucket list destination among TripAdvisor travellers. And now experts at the online travel site have compiled a guide on the most affordable times to visit

  • Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward ruled out of Wales World Cup qualifiers

    October 3, 2017 9:16 AM 15

    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales' crucial World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland with a calf strain. Bale joined the Wales squad on Monday and, despite sitting out training, it had been hoped he would be fit. Barnsley striker Tom Bradshaw has been called up to Wales the squad in his place. Bale's absence

  • Bali-bound Malaysians advised to inform embassy of whereabouts

    September 30, 2017 2:54 AM 28

    A view of Mount Agung, a volcano on the highest alert level, as the sun rises from Amed on the resort island of Bali September 26, 2017. — Reuters picJAKARTA, Sept 30 — Malaysians arriving in Bali for holiday or on business are advised to contact the office of the Malaysian Honorary Consul in Bali or the Malaysian Embassy here to inform of their whereabouts