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A memorable treat A Mother’s Day special that highlights delightful gift ideas that would bring ultimate joy to every celebrated woman.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 06 14 16

HAPPENINGS Keep up to the latest must-experience in town.

CAREER IN AVIATION A determined working mother finds the balance between managing a successful career and her family

WANDERLUST: GO ASEAN - BANDUNG – Plan a wanderful escapade for your mother to this versatile city

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38 IN-FLIGHT: MOVIES

Keep yourselves entertained on board with these awesome flicks.

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SHARE WITH US Passengers share delightful moments on their journey with Malindo Air

IN-FLIGHT: MALINDO CORPORATE TRAVEL The unique programme that is exclusively tailored for convenience and substantial savings on business travels.

WANDERLUST: GO ASEAN - KOTA KINABALU – A nostalgic trail experience from the city of Beafort to Tenom

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FEAST: HAWKERS CUISINE A review on one of Perth’s most popular restaurants that will cultivate your Asian taste buds.

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CEO’s NOTE MALINDOMAG

THE MALINDOMAG TEAM

CEO’s LETTER

PUBLISHER Chandran Rama Muthy EDITOR Kalpana Devasagayam CONTRIBUTORS Azuan A Zahdi Kate Anderson Paul Myers Sharmila Vella CREATIVE Azim Hafifz Siti Aisyah Ahmad Tamidzi ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONS Elicia Chong Nuruljanna Niza Mohd Noor MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Vijayakumaran Avili Noraishah Mohd Nasir PHOTOGRAPHER Ragumaran Doraisamy Siti Aisyah Ahmad Tamidzi Distribution Nuruljanna Niza Mohd Noor Siti Zareha Bt Mohamad Salleh Yong PUBLISHED BY Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd C-5-05, Block C, Oasis Ara Damansara, 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. PP 18733/05/2015(034185) PRINTED BY Percetakan Jiwabaru Sdn Bhd Lot 14. No. 2, Jalan P/8, Kawasan MIEL Fasa II, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.

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This month began on a celebratory spirit of Labour’s Day. More so for a long three day weekend that it generally falls on. I would like to take a moment to recognise the dedicated employees of Malindo Air that has made our remarkable growth possible and gratefully honour the team in our collective success.

We have revised our flight schedules to improve connectivity especially on our jet services since we now operate from the main terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This is to enable our travellers to also benefit from the convenience of interlining with other international airlines.

The celebration continues on to the following weekend as we celebrate one of the most important figures in our lives - mothers, across the globe. In view of the significant event that is popularly celebrated, MalindoMAG brings you a Mother’s Day friendly edition this month. The cover story highlights interesting treats that would certainly bring utter delight to these celebrated women. In conjunction with this occasion, Malindo Air is offering exclusive holiday packages that all mothers truly deserve. Whilst on our Career segment, we share with you an inspiring journey of a determined working mother.

As of 26th April, we have increased our frequency to Bombay. Whereas on 1st May onwards, we have added frequency to Dhaka while simultaneously offering daily flights to Amritsar, India and Lahore, Pakistan. On our domestic end, we are pleased to introduce flights between Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) and Johor Bahru on 16th May onwards. You may get further details on our milestones in our Insider’s segment.

While we get down to business, there is quite a bit of exciting progression going on in the mid of second quarter. Beginning May, we will be taking gradual delivery of 10 more Boeing 737-800s. The additional fleet would be utilised to complement our current network expansion while being catered for our upcoming international new routes to points within China, Australia and India as well.

The on-going growth of Malindo Air continues to keep us in high spirits and we certainly could have not done it without YOU, our esteemed customer. Your loyal patronage and believe in our products, greatly encourage us to further enhance our effort in serving you a memorable and safe journey. Till then, happy traveling!

Chandran Rama Muthy CEO, Malindo Air


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INSIDER’s PR & Events

Malindo Air’s Safety Campaign

Malindo Air celebrated its 3rd anniversary recently with a safety campaign week which was officially launched by Secretary General, Ministry of Transport, Datuk Seri Hj Saripuddin Bin Hj Kassim at the main terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Also present to witness the launching ceremony were Managing Director of Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad, Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali, accompanied by the CEO of Malindo Air, Mr Chandran Rama Muthy. The Ministry of Transport stated that it is committed to bring about change for the betterment of civil aviation in Malaysia, whereby making the workplace safe is also a joint responsibility of both the

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employers and the staff. Thus, training the employees is the key to achieving a successful safety programme and management must be committed to make investments on safety aspects. While the government and its agencies provide the leadership, legislation and guidelines, it was reminded that it is the organisations which have to take the lead. As safety and health at work is every individual’s responsibility, it is very imperative for the employees to give fullest support to their employer’s effort. Malindo Air is very serious in complying with the safety and security standards set by the authorities. The airline obtained full marks from the stringent Civil Aviation and Safety Authority

of Australia (CASA) at a recent safety audit in Perth. In January this year, Malindo Air obtained the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA), a voluntary safety audit programme, which helps airline operators to conform to global safety standards and best practices. ISSA also introduces elements of a Safety Management System (SMS). The Safety Campaign Week programme that the airline embarked on will contribute to increased emphasis on improving safety management, and aligning Malindo Air with global best practices, ensuring a convenient and safe travel experience for travelers.


INSIDER’s PR & Events

Malindo Air’s network expansion We have some great news coming your way this month as Malindo Air is not only increasing flight frequencies of certain popular routes but we are also getting a fleet of 10 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft by year end. The brand new fleet will be utilised to complement the introduction of new destinations, as well as for the additional frequencies on our existing network. Starting with two new Boeing 737 joining us this month, Malindo Air is looking to add new destinations to cities within Australia, India and China. So keep a close eye on Malindo Air’s new route coming your way. Malindo is currently flying to 22 international routes around the region to serve our passengers. With increased passengers, Malindo Air has also increased the frequency of Mumbai flights from 6 times weekly to 7 times weekly from April 26, 2016.

Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Saigon, Vietnam has also been increased from 7 times a week to 14 times a week since last month. As of May 1st, we have improved our flight schedul es with revised timing and added frequencies to further compl ement our network. Some of the interesting changes are flights to Lahore and Amritsar whereby there will be daily flights to these charming and beautiful cities in Pakistan and India respectively. Popular destination Trichy in India will also see an increase from 11 times weekly flights to 14 times weekly. Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka, Bangladesh will be increased from the current 7 times a week to 12 times a week. On the domestic front, Langkawi and Kuching flights will be increased to 3 times daily from 2 times daily.

Whereas the Kota Kinabalu route will also be increased from the current 3 times dail y flights to 4 times dail y. There will be some changes to the flight routine to Delhi whereby we will be fl ying in the evening instead of morning. The flight time to Perth, Australia has also been changed from 11pm to 6pm starting this month. Malindo has taken into consideration the demand of our passengers with the introduction of flights between Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), starting May 16. Passengers travelling to and fro Johor Bahru would now have a choice to fly Malindo Air via Subang Airport or KLIA. The new revised schedules are done to improve Malindo Air’s connectivity and to cater to our passengers’ traveling convenience. MALINDOMAG | 5


HAPPENINGS

Exhibition Details Date: NOW - 17 July 2016 Venue: Art Gallery, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato’Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480. Time: 10am – 6pm Admission: Free Website: www.museum.bnm.gov.my

ABOUT THE ARTIST

an inspiration of the

east coast “Whatever Terengganu will be in the future, I will always try to paint her because she is a part of me” - Chang Fee Ming

If there is an unofficial artist laureate of a Malaysian State, it has to be Chang Fee Ming with his attachment to 13,000 square kilometres of the East Coast. Of this mighty total, it is the 240 kilometres of Terengganu coastline that fascinates him most. Like a migrating turtle, this is where he returns with unfailing regularity. He has travelled widely and his different series are an A to Z of globetrotting, from Mount Agung to Zanzibar. Despite continuously returning to his birthplace, Chang Fee Ming and his works are now in Kuala Lumpur. “Terengganu: Selaut Kasih, Sepantai Sayang” is a ma jor exhibition by this master of microcosm, with a theme firmly anchored in his home state. Never before has such 6 | MALINDOMAG

attention been given to the fishing communities that are integral to Terengganu and yet so frequently overlooked. He weaves visual stories around their lives, using textiles to an extent that cannot be matched by any other Malaysian artist. Textiles are the essence of aesthetics on the East Coast as well as being the subject that has won him countless admirers. Far from being a seeker of superficiality, he is a detailed chronicler of his own world – a setting where the sea meets the land, and people fit in somewhere in between. With 70 paintings from more than 30 collections, accompanied by seldom seen sketches, this is an exhibition of unparalleled size and presence. Here in Kuala Lumpur, far removed from the source of his inspiration, the artist and curators have drawn us into a world that is alien even to most of their fellow citizens. The Terengganu coast and its communities are fully explored, winning him even more admirers from among those who seek social commentary as well as a visual fiesta.

Born in Terengganu, Malaysia in 1959, Chang Fee Ming is a self-taught artist who began his career in the early 1980s. Since then, he has become one of Asia’s most highly regarded artists working with water colour. His works are acclaimed-exhibited and collected throughout the world, and have appeared regularly at auction at Christie’s and Sotheby’s since 1995. For over 20 years, Chang Fee Ming’s subject has been the people and places of Southeast Asia, portrayed through an extraordinary grasp of texture and light, as well as vibrancy of colour and composition. His works are suffused with pathos as well as beauty. He has also portrayed life and culture in places as diverse as China, India and the east coast of Africa. He is currently based in Kuala Terengganu, although he returns frequently to Bali, his second home. He spends much of his time traveling through Asia. In his own words: “To travel and see and paint is for me a way of learning, part of my life philosophy”.



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A Memorable

Treat by Kalpana Devasagayam

With Mother’s Day approaching, most children, young and adults, may be wandering or already planning on how they could make this special day a memorable one for their respective ‘first lady’. In conjunction with this time of the year, is also when schools will organise craft making sessions for the excited younger ones; service industries, restaurants, hotels and merchandise outlets will take the opportunity to offer packaged promotions catered in the best interest of mothers, and needless to say florists will top it all with some of the best blooms of the season knowing the exceptional demand on this significant occasion.

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You should know by now that under any circumstances, anything that you choose to get your mother will definitely be precious to her and she will appreciate it with all her heart. Although in some cases, for the tough moms that they are, they may not express it in the way that you expect nor will they externally show how delighted they actually are. But never be disheartened as often they do feel the same sense of gratitude as you, when you intended a treat for her. Having said that, MalindoMAG have put together some interesting gift ideas of the season that you could surprise

all deserving mothers. And if the day has passed and perhaps you happen to overlook it due to your hectic routine, it is never too late! In fact, it may come in as a bigger unexpected surprise for the special angel who moulded and guided you or your off-springs against all odds.


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Bali, Indonesia

A holiday escapade This usually is the ultimate best treat any mother could ask for. Not only do they get to take time off from their daily routines, but they get to enjoy an exciting time ahead and away from their nest where they can be ensured of an off-duty period. A getaway as such could simply be a carefree day trip or a short two to three days trip to a destination that you believe would be to her liking. For example, shopping haven in places like Bangkok, or for a more rejuvenating time to the serene islands as Langkawi and Bali, or if your mum is someone who simply enjoys food, then Penang will be the ultimate place for a food trail to satisfy her cravings, and enjoy something besides her own cooking for a change! Of course, the longer the holiday is, the happier the mother could be. However, if it is a surprise plan, it is best to be aware of her possible commitments for the travel dates.

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Optionally, if there is limited time, a one night stay in a fairly good hotel with a special meal and quality time with loved ones is also equally ideal. If the Mother’s Day weekend is not possible, simply purchase your holiday package or flight tickets for a later date that you believe will be more appropriate. You may then Image courtesy of Naturally Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

surprise her by inserting the holiday itinerary in an envelope and place it on her pillow or kitchen counter or anywhere else that is visible to her sight. You can be assured that this will result either in an exciting screech or with tears of pure gratitude.


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Sunset cruise at Langkawi, Malaysia

*In celebrating mothers across the globe, Malindo Air is offering holiday packages to four renowned destinations with the best rates in town. \ You may simply log on to malindoholidays.com for more information on the Mother’s Day special treat. An off-duty weekend Well if a holiday is not something to consider for the moment, then the next best thing we could offer the queen of our hearts is a weekend off. The everyday routine of a mother could be pretty tiring, and when they finally get the luxury of time to catch up on their own interest or just put the feet up to relax, it is something they would extremely be grateful for. Few incentives to throw in for this special treat are special meals either homemade, ordered in or simply take her out for her

favourite meals on this special day. It does not to need to be all that fancy. Perhaps you can look into those old time favourites that she used to favour in her younger days. Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. Another special thing you could arrange as part of this treat is maid services, if you do not already have

one. There are numerous agencies offering this service these days. Just get on the search engine online and you are sure to come across this service near you. This not only gets the house made up for the special occasion, but mother dearest gets the opportunity to have some peaceful rest that she truly deserves.

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Asam Laksa in Penang, Malaysia

Homemade or custom made cakes This particular treat is popularly in demand off-late. With all the fancy baking aid and equipments, topped with a vast amount of ingredients in the market, one is sure to bake a cake or cupcakes successfully. It will be a pure delight when your mother learns of your effort and even more rewarding when it actually turns 12 | MALINDOMAG

out good. Many simple recipes can be obtained from the internet and if you follow closely, paying attention to the tips and details, then you are sure to nail it.

celebrated woman’s interest, or simply pick her favourite flavour of the season.

In the event, that making one is impossible, simple pre-order a custom made one. It could be something that resembles the

Well the term, ‘diamond is a girl’s best friend’ did not come out of nothing. However, there is no pressure in getting diamonds most

Accessories or Jewelleries


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certainly. An accessory or simple piece of jewellery that she may need to complement her favourite outfit will be good enough. You will best know her preference. Otherwise, observe her current accessories to give you a brief idea on what you could look for.

Arts & Crafts If your mother is fond of antiques or artistic materials, then look no further. A piece of art or craft should be great to add on to her collection. Receiving a handmade art or craft from the younger ones is often greatly appreciated especially when they express the sweetest and most meaningful words or visuals in cards or their craft. Kids do have a pretty creative imagination, and their expressions could be surprisingly impressive. So meet regularly, this is the best time to pay her an unexpected visit. Of course it will be best complemented with the presence of your family or kids, and a little souvenir that she is sure to be delighted with.

if you are a father or guardian, do encourage and guide the little ones in doing something special for their mother.

Bonding activities Quality time is often associated with activities done together. Some people say, ‘a family who plays together, sticks together’. So similarly make this an opportunity to plan an outing or maybe a commitment to a periodical activity that both you and your mother can

do together. These can include from a simple movie, to yoga, dance or music lessons, some exciting adrenaline pumping activity that some mothers would enjoy but never got around doing it, or simply a self-pampering session of spa!

Surprise Visit Nothing is as pleasant as receiving a surprise visit from your loved ones. So if you are geographically staying away from your mothers and do not

Well if you are one of those who always planned something special on this occasion, you deserve a pat on the back. On the other hand, if you are not, then make this your first significant year. Some may not be comfortable to express affection through treats as these, especially if it was never a family practice. But there is always a first time for something, and its best to do something for the ‘first woman’ of our lives while we still can. You will be surprised to learn that the process can actually be quite thrilling and contenting at the same time. And if you are leaving abroad and away from mummy dearest, you can still make the occasion as special by making arrangements through friends or family, or simply do it online. Everything is possible in today’s technological era with advance services. Remember, it is always better to be late than never, and it is really the thought that matters in the end.

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CAREER IN AVIATION

Finding the

Executive Assistant to Malindo Air’s CEO, Andrea Liong, 39, is a busy but undeniably a pleasant lady to be acquainted with. Besides having a challenging and fulfilling career, she is also a mother of two adorable girls age four and three. Family has always been her first priority. The experience of motherhood is one of her greatest accomplishment as she personally believes moulding young lives is far more challenging, but simultaneously rewarding than any other role she has been in. In conjunction with Mother’s Day, MalindoMAG is very honoured to have Andrea share her personal moving experience with the readers on her journey as a determined working mother.

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Her second daughter was born prematured at six and half months and was being monitored in the incubator for four months. That was by far the most trying time for Andrea, and family. The situation was considered a rare case in Malaysia as there were no prior indications during regular checkups nor was there a reason to justify it upon delivery. Nevertheless, being a strong willed woman she is, she was motivated to give all the care and attention that her second baby needed. Her faith and strength throughout this period was fruitful. Today, her second daughter is a perfectly healthy and happy child. This inspired Andrea to further appreciate everything in her life and not take things for granted. Understanding that life has its unexpected ups and downs, prioritising is also something she learned along the way. Coming from a Marketing and Communication background, Andrea has ventured into many industries from Education, Beauty, e-Commerce/Recruitment to Banking and finall y to the Aviation industry.

“It is absolutely challenging for any mother to watch their new-born’s healing process, also considering that we have to recover from the delivery process ourselves. But the utter relief and joy of seeing my baby growing up healthily was well worth all the patience and perseverance I had to go through”. Q : Tell us about your role as an Executive Assistant to CEO. I have been in Marketing Communication for most of my career life and I am blessed with the current opportunity whereby I get to handle projects and initiatives from a slightly different perspective. My job involves doing multiple tasks. These include making inquiries for crucial problem-solving, business proposals and handling special projects. I started my first job from an entry level position till l reached this current position today. Q : How do you balance a corporate career and a family? To me, the key is to prioritise. At different situation and timing, we need to weigh what is important and get it sorted out accordingly. I also get a lot of support from my family and I personally think that it is really significant to have such support as it is impossible to do everything by myself. Besides that, I have an understanding superior to also guide me whenever needed. Q : If you could turn back the time, would you have done anything differently? I cherish every journey I have taken till today. I believe it is about how we handle situations and make things meaningful. After all, it is the experience that makes us what we have become today and I have no regrets. Q : What are the pros and cons of your job? It is definitely the exposure that I get from my job. I learn a lot of new things and get to know how the business works, as in this

industry the safety and efficiency of the business is very important. I also get to meet a lot of interesting people and acquire new knowledge. Like any other role, my job certainly comes with challenges and intense situations. But keeping my mind focused on promptly solving the situation rather than dwelling on it emotionally, has greatly aided me in overcoming tough situations. Q : Who is your role model or what is your motivational factor to your success today? I am blessed with a lot of great people in both my work and personal life. The motivating factor is understanding every breath we take is precious and we should never stop improving. Life is a continuous learning curve. Q : What is your advice to aspiring career woman who also juggles motherhood? Get help whenever it is needed either from your family or at work. Women are rewarded with utmost emotional strength and multitasking abilities. But that is not a reason to prove that we are superwomen. Stay focused on your duties, speak of your needs and never jeopardise your health at the expense of anything. If only you are fit and healthy, will you be able to take care of your family. Q : In your opinion, what’s more challenging? Being a mother or a career woman? Both are equally challenging as both requires high level of attention, patience, creativity and leadership skills, only under different circumstances. They are roles that could never be compared. MALINDOMAG | 15


WANDERLUST BANDUNG

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Bandung

A flight to for Mother’s day! Get ahead of the game for a perfect Mother’s Day getaway in Bandung, Indonesia. GOASEAN and Malindo Magazine bring you the most interesting places and relaxing activities for mummy dearest, thanks to direct flights of Malindo Air. About Bandung

Bandung is a destination that has it all, the vibrant markets of a thriving city, the beauty of the lush Parahyangan Mountains crowding the horizon and the allure of upmarket shopping districts that glisten with gilded charm. At 2,500 feet above sea level, the capital of West Java, nicknamed the ‘Paris Van Java (Paris of Java)’ by the Dutch, offers a cooler, more pleasing climate than some of 16 | MALINDOMAG

Indonesia’s other ma jor urban areas. This pleasant climate, alongside its strategic location as a base to explore the vibrant countryside of West Java, means, Bandung is the perfect location for a holiday treat. Where better then to take our mothers on that special day of the year when we honour them more than any other? This is a city of great food, wide smiles and bustling

Getting there Malindo Air flies to Bandung 7x weekly. Book your flights online at www.malindoair.com


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Malabar Tea Plantations – Escape the excitement of the city for a tranquil day out to the tea plantations which wreath the nearby hillsides in lush greenery. Malabar is about 50km from Bandung city proper, but the drive takes you through the beauty of the nearby countryside. Once you arrive you can relax, enjoy the beauty of the tea plantation and the surrounding views. Tea Garden Resort – Another great place to escape is the Tea Garden Resort, roughly an hour and a half drive from Bandung. Relax in the tranquil surroundings of the tea plantation, try your hand at some pottery classes, or take a dip in the open-air hot bath surrounded by the vibrant green countryside.

The turqouise waters of Kawah Putih

charms. A visit to Bandung can be a gastronomic delight, a carefree break or a whirlwind of an exciting shopping experience. Join us on a special virtual tour of Bandung, and some special ideas for that perfect Mother’s Day treat.

Time to Relax

Bathe in Hot Springs – This part of Java is renowned for its wonderful hot springs, and Bandung offers a fantastic base to explore the relaxing pleasure they afford. Visit the popular Sari Ater Hot Springs, busy on weekends but well worth the trip. Enjoy the tranquil luxury at Gracia Spa Resort, a fairy tale of beautiful buildings and hot, enriching waters. Or try out hot springs with an awe-inspiring view, at the Cimanggu hot spring, with views of the surrounding countryside. There are a huge number of springs to choose from, so you are bound to find just the right sort of pampering that your mother deserves.

Juanda Forest Park – This beautiful conservation area offers a green and leafy place to relax, just a short trip from the heart of the city. Located to the north of Bandung, this is a green refuge that seems a world away from the excitement of downtown. The park itself spreads over almost 600 hectares, and offers the perfect place to enjoy a sunny picnic or the opportunity to walk the trails which criss-crosses the park. A walk to the top can require some energy, but if you just want a place to relax and enjoy some wonderful family time, this lush park is the ideal destination.

Malabar Tea Plantations

Relax at a Spa – Bandung is not just a place of hot springs, but has a wonderful wider health and wellbeing offer. It is a wonderful destination for the mothers out there who deserve something special. Relax under the ministrations of a professional masseuse, take time for a replenishing skin treatment or lie back and enjoy the benefits of some fantastic reflexology. There are a wonderful array of treatments and locations in Bandung to enjoy. Zen Family Reflexology, Bersih Sehat Spa and Ola Family Spa and Reflexology are just a few of those which come highly recommended. It is an ideal day out for the traveller who deserves to be pampered. Selasar Sunaryo Art Space – Art and coffee are a great combination for a relaxing day out, and that is just what you will find at the fantastic Selasar Sunaryo. The unique atmosphere of this beautiful location is sure to offer a memorable day out, and one, any mother is bound to enjoy. Wander

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the galleries and art workshops, then, relax with a coffee and refreshing bites at their restaurant.

wonderful countryside is as much a special part of the experience as the lake itself.

The Perfect Trip

Patenggang Lake – This tranquil lake is surrounded by verdant tea plantations, making it the perfect place to take your mother for a relaxing trip into the countryside. Located near Kawah Putih, a visit to this area makes a great addition to the trip. Enjoy the cool breeze on the waters, surrounded by stunning views.

NuArt Sculpture Park – The NuArt Sculpture Park has been offering a fascinating look at the beauty of sculpture for over 15 years. Situated in the northern part of Bandung, this location offers the chance to appreciate the aesthetics of artistic forms in some stunning surroundings. It is an ideal place to celebrate Mother’s Day accompanied by the joy of artistic pleasures spread over three hectares of beautifully maintained gardens. Kawah Putih - The stunning, eerie Kawah Putih, literally ‘White Crater’, is a volcanic crater lake that really adds a sense of wonder to appreciating the beauty of the natural world. The almost mystical peace of the lake itself is heightened by the soft clouds that wreath the mountain, or on a clear blue day by the bright turquoise waters lit by the sun. Located about 50km south of Bandung, the drive through the

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Gasibu Park – Gasibu Park is a tranquil, green refuge in the heart of Bandung. Enjoy the chance to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of this oasis in the city. If you are feeling hungry, there are plenty of food stalls in the park for you to enjoy. Pambudi Yoga Perdana

Gedung Sate – This central landmark of Bandung, located right next to Gasibu Park, offers an iconic view of the grand colonial buildings at the heart of the old city. The building is currently in use as the Governor’s office, but is open for tours on weekends.

Cimahi Waterfall – Another destination for a peaceful escape to the countryside is the Cimahi Waterfall. Located just 20km from Bandung, this beautiful natural wonder can be accessed via steps from the nearby road. If you are taking your mother, be sure she is ready for the gorgeous walk up the 500 over steps to the waterfall. It does take some effort, but the view at the end is exceptional and worth the calories burned!

Retail Therapy

Paris Van Java – This modern, upmarket mall brings the cutting edge of shopping fashion to the streets of Bandung. Enjoy the blend of Mediterranean inspired architecture alongside a beautiful, green outdoor space to deliver a truly memorable shopping experience. Once you have had your fill of browsing some top global brands, you can take the opportunity to enjoy a great meal at one of the fantastic dining establishments located in the mall.

Gedung Sate, Bandung, Indonesia

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Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall – Another great place to dip your feet into the delights of the Bandung shopping world is at Cihampelas Walk Shopping Mall.


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This great location offers a wide range of shops, next to some good restaurants and tantalising cafes. Be warned, the mall is found beside one of the busiest streets in the city, so traffic can get pretty crazy at popular evening times.

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Trans Studio Mall – Bandung is really a city of great shopping, and the shining, modern Trans Studio Mall is one of the finest places to Image courtesy of GO ASEAN

experience it. There is a wide range of shops to browse, and those all-important restaurants to keep your energy up for the shopping ahead. Factory Outlets – Bandung is not just famous for its malls, but for the great range of offers on display at the many factory outlets you can find dotted around town. Take the opportunity to explore the bargains on offer at places like The Secret Factory Outlet, Rumah Mode, Heritage and many others. If you like to shop, and you like renowned brands at reasonable prices, these outlets can be a dream place for a retail adventure.

Places to Eat

Padma Hotel – The Restaurant at Padma Hotel not only serves up delicious food, but a breath-taking view, located in the lush greenery several kilometres from the city. With excellent service, complemented with wonderful ambience and gastronomy, it is a

wonderful treat for all the senses. Dapur Dahapati – This restaurant teams with the buzz of spectacular food and ambience. The real reason to go is for their famous Oxtail Soup, a beautiful delicacy created from a closely guarded recipe. Well worth a visit. Sate Maulana Yusuf – Try out this unassuming yet delicious eatery for the joy of some of the best satay (meat on skewers) in town. It might not grab your attention from the street, but once you get a whiff of those wonderful flavours, you will be eager to get started. Floating Market Lembang – For a unique culinary experience, visit the Floating Market Lembang. This location offers a range of savouries and delicacies, from traditional food stands on floating canoes, to private dining huts. It is located on

an artificial lake, so you do not have to be worried about the weather. Miss Bee Providore – Coffee, cake, and a charming atmosphere. This is a wonderful place to relax, and the perfect location to treat your mother to some wonderful desserts. It is cosy, delicious, and sure to deliver pleasure on a plate. Mangkok Manis – Finally what better way to end a great day, than with some truly exceptional ice cream! Mangkok Manis is locally popular for its delicious frozen desserts, and once you visit, you will understand why. It is the perfect sprinkle on top of a great Mother’s Day treat. You can also book fantastic travel deals through the GOASEAN online booking, Let’s GO NOW, or through GOASEAN mobile app. Log on to GOASEAN.COM to find out more. MALINDOMAG | 19


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Six Super Tips The key to staying safe overseas is often, in the preparation – if you follow these safety tips and prepare ahead of your trip, then a happy trip should come naturally. 1. Check out your destination and travel advisory Get information on the local situation and requirement for visiting a specific country. The internet is a treasure trove of useful tips and online tools can help you plan your trip. Be aware of your government’s travel advisory of your destination as there could be a travel alert due to an ongoing incident. Be aware of the vaccinations that may be required to avoid any form of illness. 2. Buy travel insurance It would seem that you could save the money for shopping instead of buying a travel insurance plan but mind you, if a problem does arise, the costs can be crippling. Hospitalisation costs in Southeast Asia can easily exceed RM3,200 per day. Prices start from just RM15 for trips within Malaysia and RM21 for trips outside of Malaysia. Standard benefits include baggage protection, travel delays and overseas medical expenses. 3. Passport and important documents Ensure that your passport is in good condition (e.g. lamination is intact, pages are not torn or missing) 20 | MALINDOMAG

before departure. A passport, which appears to have been tampered with, could cause you a great deal of inconvenience at a foreign airport, including refusal of entry. Take all necessary precautions to safeguard your passport and other identification documents, travel tickets, money, travellers’ cheques, credit cards and insurance documents. As a safeguard, try not to carry these items together. There is a risk of them being left, hence leaving you entirely without identification and funds in case of theft or loss. Leave a copy of your documentation at home with a family member or friend and make sure someone knows your itinerary. 4. Money Get enough local currency before you leave for your destination, as this will often get you the most for your hard earned dollars. Keep your credit card for high cost purchases. To keep your travel money safe on holiday, it is worth carrying a waist bag or pouch underneath your clothes, but put aside some money separately so that you do not need to draw attention to it too often. Many hotels will also have a safelock in which you can keep deposit your passports and cash. If money and valuables are stolen you will

need to make a report at the local police station. ACE Assistance will be able to guide you through this process. Make sure you have sufficient funds to last you during your stay. Some countries will require you to prove that you have the financial means to support you and your family whilst you are overseas. 5. Medication Carry your medication in your hand luggage as your check-in bags could be delayed or even lost. Make sure you have sufficient medication to last for the duration of your trip. Visit your doctor before you travel and if you are going far, travel vaccines may be necessary. Your doctor will be able to advise the vaccinations needed for your destination. 6. Last but not least Make sure you have durable, easily visible luggage tags on every item. Just remember, if your luggage tags have your address on them, then, carry your house keys separately. With all of these preparations done, all you have left to do is relax and enjoy yourself. Have a pleasurable trip!





WANDERLUST SABAH

Kota Kinabalu

Beaufort to Tenom: A Railway Adventure Text & images by: Azuan A Zahdi

Mentioning Tenom as a destination for a weekend getaway will most likely be met with slightly confused expressions. Old towns like Beaufort and Tenom are not really common on a tourist map but it have its own charms waiting to be discovered. In Tenom for example, the Sabah Agriculture Park and coffee factories are among the places worth exploring. The main attraction however is the journey between these two towns

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itself. Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to Beaufort whereby the town is accessible through a 90-minute drive. Connecting Beaufort to Tenom is a service by Sabah State Railway that is known as one of the most unique train routes still operating in Malaysia. This is a train ride that creates a memorable experience with a blend of scenic views of rainforest and river, friendly locals and the thrill of being onboard an “antique� train.

Getting there Malindo Air flies to Kota Kinabalu 28 x weekly. Book your flights online at www. malindoair.com


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and goods while those with seats consist of very basic ones. However it does not take long before the initial shock settles. This is partly due to the locals’ ability to quickly break the ice with tourist-looking passengers. It usually starts with a generous smile followed with a common advice for visitors to seat on the right side of the train to enjoy the best view.

The adventure begins in Beaufort Train Station where the sight of an old engine such as a ma jestic 1971 Kawasaki Diesel Engine can be seen at the platform minutes before the scheduled departure time. Do not miss to see reactions of visitors the moment they see how classic the train and coaches are from the outside. It is far different from the usual modern electric trains that are common in many countries these days.

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Passengers on this route are mainly locals on their daily routine and tourists on their way to Pangi Station for white water rafting activities along the Padas River. The interior of the train is nothing fancy and once again seeing the reaction of first-timers boarding the train is priceless. Some of the coaches do not even have seats as it is being used to transport both passengers

The view is indeed amazing. The moment the train leaves Beaufort, the sight of shops built on woodenstilt quickly fades away and is slowly replaced by view of lush jungle hills on the left side and rushing river rapids of Padas River on the other side. This is when most of the passengers start to pop their heads out of the window, enjoying both the view and natural breeze. As the train goes deeper into the rural area of Sabah, mobile phones start to lose signals and random strangers begin chatting with each other on various topics from serious current affairs to juicy entertainment gossips. From time to time, view of simple wooden houses can be seen and sometimes


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the villagers especially children will run towards the train and wave to the passengers on-board. It is also normal for the locals to flag the train down for them to get in. The train makes four official stops at main stations namely Saliwangan, Halogilat, Rayoh and Pangi before reaching Tenom but there are many small platforms which allow the train to drop and pick-up passengers and goods closer to their homes. At Halogilat Station, passengers are requested to board into a different diesel locomotive with only two coaches as the final stretch to Tenom requires a lighter train to tackle the winding rail tracks that run parallel along Padas River. At

certain times, the river feels so close that it is very tempting to just jump into the river. For a ticket price of just RM2.70, the one way journey that takes about three hours in total is definitely worth much more in terms of experience. Opportunity to interact with locals, breathtaking views along the route and the chance to board on an old train is valid enough reasons to try this off-the-beaten path attraction for at least once. For those who wants additional adrenaline rush, couple this train ride with a 1-hour white water rafting experience along Padas River for a complete thrilling adventure!

About Azuan A Zahdi Azuan is a part-time blogger, an aviation enthusiast, a traveller, a guy-with-a-camera and a loyal Harimau Malaya football fan. AzuanZahdi. com is his digital playground where he shares his personal thoughts on aviation & travel.

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MALINDO HOLIDAYS DESTINATION

AVANI Riverside Bangkok Re-energises Thailand’s River of Kings A new star shines fresh light on the banks of Bangkok’s picturesque Chao Phraya River with the opening of AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel in April 2016. Rising 26-storeys, AVANI Riverside Bangkok overlooks the city’s bustling waterway and boasts uninterrupted views across Asia’s most dynamic city. Each of the 248 stylish guest rooms and suites feature a stunning uninterrupted river and city view. On the hotel’s rooftop sits Attitude 28 | MALINDOMAG

Bar and Restaurant, one of the city’s new it-spots to see and be seen. The views are unmatched, with panoramas over the thriving metropolis, as well as a designer infinity pool for a very chilled perch to tower above the energy of capital. Ideal for parties, private events or sunset drinks, Attitude is just one of the four crave-worthy bars and restaurants at AVANI Riverside Bangkok. Long Bar and Skyline dish up an impressive choice of

mouthwatering plates, while the stylish-casual Pantry offers up grab-and-go delights in the lobby. Designed with business travellers in mind, in addition to being a magnet for the leisure set, the lobby is digitised with computer connections and open meeting spaces making check in a breeze. The hotel also raises the bar with its modern Grand Ballroom, a flexible space of nearly 4,500 square metres, perfect for any


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adjoining Riverside Plaza guests will have everything within their reach, even without venturing into the city’s excitement. For business events, family fun, couples’ escapades and solo adventures, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel looks forward to welcoming guests for a seamless stay.

Win It! event accommodating up to 1,500 people. AVANI’s passion for design will ensure that weddings, product launches, corporate events and conferences all go on without a hitch. The ballroom kicks things up an even higher notch with its own open-plan kitchen. Party planners are invited to impress guests, letting them get up close and personal with the action of the chefs. The highest ballroom ceilings in Bangkok vault overhead, while its skylights flood the venue with natural light.

Situated on the 10th floor, the venue showcases the same stunning views found throughout the hotel and is like no other space found on the river. Helping guests visit the city’s cultural and colourful attractions with ease, AVANI Riverside’s complimentary shuttle boat reaches the BTS Skytrain station and pier at Saphan Taksin in only 15 minutes. However, with 60 world-renowned retail brands, restaurants, bars, spas and entertainment outlets at the

Win a complimentary 3 nights stay at AVANI River View Room inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons at AVANI Bangkok Riverside Hotel. Share with us your best travel moments by posting your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #malindoholidays #malindoexperience Winner to be randomly selected by Malindo Air and will be announced on Instagram & Malindo Holidays website

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CONNECT STAY Kupu Kupu Jimbaran - Beach Club and Spa by L’OCCITANE Bali, Indonesia From RM538 per room per night Feel the height of luxury at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran. Accommodation is stylishly designed showcasing architectural splendor to offer guests a unique yet intimate vacation experience. The Resort also offer the convenience of exclusive boutiques and top notch dining options on the ground level of the hotel, Jimbaran Corner as well as a wondrous introduction to beauty and wellness with our Spa by L’Occitane. It is an opportunity to discover firsthand the most sumptuous spa indulgence in Bali, inspired by the region of Provence in South of France.

Hotel picks of

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Aston Rasuna Jakarta, Indonesia From RM234 per room per night

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Bangkok, Thailand From RM413 per room per night

Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi, Malaysia From RM660 per room per night

A stay at Aston Rasuna places you in the heart of Jakarta, minutes from Epicentrum Walk and close to National Monument. All suites are fully furnished with a separate bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining area, bathroom and utility area, and a private balcony. Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna.

Set on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the City of Angels. Ma jestic palms swaying in the breeze. Spa treatments hidden within lush tropical gardens. Luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. Delectable meals fusing tastes from around the globe. Embrace the unique harmony of luxury and nature within this stunning Bangkok resort & spa.

The rich medley of past and present, modern comforts and traditional settings, and world-class hospitality merge seamlessly at Tanjung Rhu Resort. It is nestled in the cool shade of rustling Casuarina trees on a 2.5 km white-sand beach kissed by the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea. A rejuvenating fullbody massage, a mangrove river boat ride, catamaran sailing, or exploring limestone caves — take a pick. At the end of the day, retreat to our well-fitted, deluxe suites designed to give you no less than utmost comfort.

G Hotel Gurney Penang, Malaysia From RM574 per room per night

Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam From RM304 per room per night

HARRIS Resort Waterfront Batam Batam, Indonesia From RM244 per room per night

G Hotel is your urban thirst quenching oasis, prime for both discerning business and leisure travellers. Grand as it can be, the entrance lobby itself speaks volumes of the exclusivity of what lies within. Furnished with contemporary designs like the iconic Spoon Chair by Kartell, Felt Chair by Capellini and Shell Chair by Hansen, douse your senses with visual elegance and ergonomic comfort aimed at turning even the simplest act of waiting into a unique one. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a steam room.

Located on Ly Tu Trong Street, the brand new 4 star Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa is Tan Hai Long Hotel Group’s latest addition to its Collections in the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is preferred place of busy business travelers as it is just within walking minutes from the main attractions. What’s more, KL Spa is a preferred choice of most couples seeking for a pure retreat and escape in the busy Saigon or golfers can enjoy a practice on the Mini Golf located on 7th Floor, which they cannot find at any hotels in Saigon.

Are you ready to discover the largest swimming pool in town? Prepare for Harris Resort Waterfront Batam and enjoy the warm smile of the wellknown Harris Player. Packed with all of your favorite amenities, the resort is all about giving families time off from real life.Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including ski-in/ski-out access and a health club.

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By Kate Anderson Text & images courtesy of Hawkers Cuisine

Malaysia prides in its food heritage and if you are looking for the best place in Perth, Western Australia to enjoy Malaysian delicacies, just head over to Hawker’s Cuisine in Northbridge. 32 | MALINDOMAG

Loved by locals and tourists alike, in the ten years since it opened its doors, Hawker’s Cuisine has become the must-go place in Perth for affordable authentic Malaysian food. Hawker’s Cuisine was established back in 2006 to address the lack of Malaysian food in Perth. On the lookout for a bigger space, the restaurant found its home on 40 Francis Street, just off William Street in Northbridge, in 2014.

Today, it is a popular hangout for Malaysian food lovers and its’ open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 5pm till late. Known for its extensive menu of top quality Malaysian and Chinese cuisine, the restaurant has a range of must try signature dishes. Homemade Tofu and Marmite Chicken are popular choices with diners, alongside Beef Rendang, Salt and Pepper Squid, Kung-Po Prawns and Spicy Tofu. There is something


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for everyone to tickle their taste buds. They also serve up an interesting selection of fusion dishes such as Hot and Spicy Squid Tentacles, along with many classic dishes including Malaysia’s favourite dessert, Ice Kacang; a plate of fine ice topped with lychees, beans, corn and pastelcoloured jelly. If you are in the area, you might also like to try another Malaysian eatery called Old Lane Street Eats. From the team behind Hawker’s Cuisine, Old Lane Street Eats is a welcome new addition to the Asian food scene in Northbridge, having just opened its doors to the public in April. Both the eateries have become quite popular now that it is pretty

normal to have a short wait for a table. But do not worry, the tables are turned over quickly, meaning visitors don not have to wait too long to tuck into their mouth-watering array of tasty Malaysian hawker food. Located where Hawker’s once stood, at 68 Roe Street, Old Lane Street Eats is on a mission to bring affordable street style Asian delicacy to the people of Perth. Here you will be able to enjoy some of the best street style food. Some of the favourites are Fruit Rojak, Mee Goreng Mamak, Bak Kwa Bun and the famous Penang Fried Kway Teow.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/hawkerscuisine and www.facebook.com/ oldlanestreeteats

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CONNECT GOLF

Nikanti Clubhouse

By Paul Myers and Golf Malaysia Text & images courtesy of Golf Malaysia

Thailand’s newest and most exotic golf club called Nikanti, offers golfers an unforgettable and unique golfing experience. Named after an ancient Sanskrit word, Nikanti roughl y means “the last step before enlightenment”. So, with that in mind, the club offers Golfers, a paradise with beautiful natural sceneries and services that matches any worldclass golf course.

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It is the first golf club in Bangkok, Thailand to be full y inclusive, which means once you

Getting there Malindo Air flies to Bangkok 21x weekly. Book your flights online at www.malindoair.com


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pay your green fee, there is no extra charge to pay and it even includes food, drinks and your caddie tip. The golf course is also unique and consists of three six-hole layouts rather than the usual two nines. Nikanti’s unique format comprises three six-hole loops, each with two par-3, two par-4 and two par-5 holes. It is touted to be one of its kind in Asia and in the world. The combination adds up to a par72 with 18-hole golf course. Golfers are given a different type of experience, offering more scoring chances than a traditional layout with 10 (usually tough) par-4 holes. There is a lot more to Nikanti than what meets the eye. The scenic golf course is a well-planned layout with abundant water features that offers more risk and reward options than any other 18-hole courses. Nikanti also comes with a stunning six-star modern clubhouse with exquisite dining experiences that will win any architectural and interior design awards. Offering a scenic view over the course, it features the most modern and state-of-the-art lounges, restaurant and locker room facilities to any golf course in Asia. Indulge in either six or ninecourse set menus that have been created to feature the many flavourful Thai cuisine.

Another interesting feature about Nikanti, is their mode of operation whereby the golf course is opened to the public. There are no current plans to offer memberships. “We want people to really enjoy the course and feel as close to golfing enlightenment as possible,” says Nikanti Managing Director Khun Nick Sasomsub. Located near Nakhon Pathom, 50 kilometres west of Bangkok, Nikanti is designed by Pirapon Namatra after careful consideration to incorporate the area’s natural rolling terrain and environment.

He is also responsible for Bangsai near Bangkok and Banyan at Hua Hin. “I was given the task of doing something different and unique when I took on the design challenge at Nikanti, says the famous Designer, Pirapon. “At first glance, you probably think where to hit your golf balls. But once you play the course and realise there are ample landing areas, it’s not such a challenge. You just have to think your way around, which is what we set out to achieve.” With its unique set-up, players can start their round at either the first, seventh or 13th hole. Khun also mentions that, “Nikanti is more than golf. It’s a whole experience of lifestyle, whereby one can golf, dine at the best Thai delicacies or unwind with a drink. We also have meeting facilities for conducting business and lounges for discussion or leisure”. If you are in Bangkok, swing by to Nikanti for a wholesome experience of golfing and leisure.

Caddies at Nikanti

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IN-FLIGHT In-Flight Movie

Movie Hamari Adhuri Kahani Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Ra jkummar Rao YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Romance/Drama LANGUAGES: English/Hindi SYNOPSIS: Vasudha’s husband is missing for the past five years. To support her son, she works as florist in Aarav’s hotel. Aarav & Vasudha meet when the hotel has a mock fire drill & a connection is formed. But then Vasudha’s absconding husband returns.

Tiny Times Cast: Reza Rahadian, Keagan Kang, Alistair Henry YEAR: 2014 GENRE: Action/Adventure LANGUAGES: English/Indonesia SYNOPSIS: When four best friends try and move forward in their work and personal life, they realize that trying to live their life’s dream is more difficult than they imagine especially in the high fashion world of Shanghai.

Edge of Tomorrow Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton YEAR: 2014 GENRE: Action/Sci-Fi LANGUAGES: English SYNOPSIS: As Earth faces an relentless alien assault, Ma jor William Cage is unceremoniously dropped into battle. Killed within minutes, Cage finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop, forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over again.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman YEAR: 2012 GENRE: Drama Thriller LANGUAGES: English SYNOPSIS: Wes Anderson brings his own inimitable style to this quirky adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s story. When Mr. Fox reverts to his old, chicken-stealing ways, he incurs the wrath of evil farmers


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Vedalam

Doea Tanda Cinta

Cast: Ajith Kumar, Ashwin Kakumanu, Shruti Haasan YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Action/Drama LANGUAGES: Tamil

Cast: Fedi Nuril, Rendy Kjaernett, Tika Bravani YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Action/Drama LANGUAGES: Indonesia

SYNOPSIS: Ganesh, is a soft-spoken cab driver who arrives in Kolkata to educate beloved sister Tamizh. When he tips off the cops about a suspect, the gangster in question, nabs him & brings him to his yacht, where a shocking revelation is made.

SYNOPSIS: Bagus is instigated by his mother to be the true champion when he enters the Military Academy. In the academy Bagus joins Mahesa, son of a military official. Their smiles disappear when the hazing begins. However, while cruising, Bagus meets Laras and falls in love. When Laras is about to decide whether to go ahead with the relationship or not, they are assigned to release hostages in the conflict zones of Karumbai.

Kung Fu Angels

The Bullet Vanishes

Cast: Lau Ching-wan, Nicholas Tse, Mini Yang YEAR: 2012 GENRE: Action/Drama LANGUAGES: Mandarin

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis YEAR: 2013 GENRE: Drama LANGUAGES: Mandarin

SYNOPSIS: An unruly and spoiled girl Nancy is sent to the Physical Education College, which cultivates students into sports elites with strict regulations. Although her cousin Ken tries to help her get used to the ascetic life there, it doesn’t turn out as he intended...

SYNOPSIS: When a female worker at a bullet factory dies under mysterious circumstances, forensic expert Song Dongl and Detective Guo Zhui must investigate the reasons for her death as they themselves become the target of the phantom killer.

Prometheus

Gone Girl

Cast: Karena Ng, Alex Lam, Izz Tsui YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: Mandarin

Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Anjelica Huston YEAR: 2009 GENRE: Adventure/Comedy LANGUAGES: English

SYNOPSIS: Scientists Elizabeth Shaw & Charlie Holloway are convinced that they have found a clue to the origins of human life on Earth. Aboard the spaceship Prometheus, they embark on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe in search of the answers to mankind’s biggest questions.

SYNOPSIS: Nick becomes the centre of media attention when his wife Amy, the inspiration for a successful series of children’s books, mysteriously disappears and all the clues point to him as her murderer. Based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Argo

Tamasha

Cast: Ben Affleck YEAR: 2012 GENRE: Action/Sci-Fi LANGUAGES: English

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Drama/Romance LANGUAGES: Hindi

SYNOPSIS: Based on real events, Ben Affleck’s acclaimed, all-star thriller reveals the so strange it must be true story of a covert operation to rescue six Americans from Tehran during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

SYNOPSIS: A chance meeting in Corsica leads to a memorable holiday no questions asked, for Ved & Tara. While the two decide never to meet again, Tara cannot get over the carefree charmer & tracks him down in Delhi. But who is this serious person & where is the easygoing lad she remembers?

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Highway

Massu Engira Masilamani

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda YEAR: 2014 GENRE: Adventure/Drama LANGUAGES: Hindi

Cast: Suriya, Nayanthara, Parthiban YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Comedy/Horror LANGUAGES: Tamil

SYNOPSIS: Daughter of a rich business man gets kidnapped on the eve of her wedding. Gagged & tied, she is thrown into a truck and embarks on a long journey on a highway. Gradually, she finds peace in her bondage and a confidante in her kidnapper, with whom she shares her troubled childhood.

SYNOPSIS: ‘After a life-threatening accident, a man finds that he can communicate with the dead, and must decide whether to act on their advice.

Maari Manjhi: The Mountain Man Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Drama LANGUAGES: Hindi SYNOPSIS: The film tells the real life story of Dashrath Manjhi, India’s mountain man; who single-handedly made a road through the mountains of Gehlaur, Bihar. What gave him the strength to take on this onerous task was his abiding love for his wife, who met with a fatal accident there.

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Cast: Dhanush, Ka jal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Action/Comedy LANGUAGES: Tamil SYNOPSIS: Maari is a small time crook, whose heart is really in pigeon racing. Arjun Kumar is the new inspector on the block, who is determined to crack a cold case- the one that earned Maari his fearsome reputation as a murderer. Will Arjun manage to uncover the truth?

Interstellar

Battle of Surabaya

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris YEAR: 2014 GENRE: Drama Thriller LANGUAGES: English

Cast: Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Huang Xiao Ming YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Action LANGUAGES: English/Indonesian

SYNOPSIS: As Earth becomes increasingly less habitable, a plan is devised to transport its entire population through a wormhole to a less hostile planet. But first a team of explorers must journey through space in order to find a suitable new home.

SYNOPSIS: Set during the 1945 Battle of Surabaya between the Indonesian Army and the forces of the Netherlands. 13-year-old shoe shiner Musa realises his destiny and becomes a courier, carrying coded messages between the fighters.

Piku

ABCD 2

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Comedy/Drama LANGUAGES: Hindi

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva YEAR: 2015 GENRE: Musical LANGUAGES: Hindi

SYNOPSIS: Piku’s father Bhaskor is a hypochondriac. Piku indulges Bhaskor’s every whim, including a road trip to Calcutta - but soon, the attractive Rana gets her to question a lot of things in her life.

SYNOPSIS: Suresh & Vinnie aspire to become great dancers. However, when their team lands up at a National level competition, they are disqualified & labelled cheaters. Can they redeem themselves?


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TV Series

The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Episode 5- The Focus Attenuation GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: English SYNOPSIS: Amy and Bernadette accuse former party girl Penny of becoming a party pooper when she lets an email from work impact their girls’ weekend in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the guys brainstorm about inventing something cool.

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Episode 6- Knight Vision GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: Chinese/English SYNOPSIS: When Ted finds himself with three prospects to be his date for the wedding weekend, he chooses poorly. Meanwhile, Barney and Robin have a confrontation with their minister, and Marshall learns more about his driving companion, Daphne.

Go Travel Season 1 Episode 6 - 13

JFL GAGS Season 15 Episode 2 GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: English

GENRE: Documentary LANGUAGES: English SYNOPSIS: From travel fashion to the latest technological developments, Trendspotting takes a look at everything that is new in the world of travel for both the ladies and gentlemen. Go Uncover zooms in on cultures by understanding the origins of subjects such as festivals and food which are unique to specific destinations.

SYNOPSIS: When the Just for Gags cameras start to roll, ordinary folk on the street beware! This uproarious hidden camera show plays pranks on unsuspecting subjects and captures their hilarious reactions.

2 Broke Girls Season 4 Episode 3And the Childhood Not Included

Modern Family Season 6 Episode 6Halloween 3: AwesomeLand

GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: English

GENRE: Comedy LANGUAGES: English

SYNOPSIS: Caroline accidentally loses one of Han’s expensive fish while cleaning the tank, so Max considers selling a sentimental gift from her mother in order to replace the fish.

SYNOPSIS: Even though Halloween is Claire’s holiday, she allows Phil to take over, so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, the house is transformed into AwesomeLand! Meanwhile, Jay grows attached to his Prince Charming wig.

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HOTEL Golden Sands Resort, Penang 20% savings on Best Available Rate 20% savings on food bill at Garden Café 20% savings on A’ la Carte Treatment Menu at Chi, The Spa Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang 20% savings on Best Available Rate 20% savings on food bill at Spice Market Cafe 20% savings on A’ la Carte Treatment Menu at Chi, The Spa Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating Holiday Villa Alor Setar City Centre Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang Wina Holiday Villa Kuta Bali Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Kota Bharu 10% savings on Best Available Rate inclusive of buffet breakfast for 2 10% savings on F&B bill 10% savings on selected Spa treatment Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating 10% savings on Best Available Rate for 1-Bedroom Villa & 2-Bedroom Villa 10% savings on F&B bill 10% savings on selected Spa treatment Ramada Plaza Dua Sentral Kuala Lumpur 20% savings on Best Available Rate 20% savings on F&B bill 20% savings on Spa at Avana Spa Luxe Suasana Suites Bukit Ceylon 20% savings on Best Available Rate for Premium Suite Apartment Hyatt Regency Kinabalu 10% savings on Best Available Rate 15% savings on all beverages at Shenanigan’s Fun Pub 10% savings on food bill at Tanjung Ria Kitchen, Mosaic, Nagisa Restaurant, Lobby Lounge

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Days Hotel Singapore At Zhongsan Park 15% savings on Best Available Rate 20% savings on all food & beverages at 21 On Ra jah

BROLLY 20% savings on food only G-01, Menara Felda, Platinum Park, Persiaran KLCC

Ramada Singapore At Zhongsan Park 15% savings on Best Available Rate 20% savings on all food & beverages at Flavours At Zhongshan Park

Crab Hut 20% savings on food only P2-25, Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu 15% savings on Best Available Rate at • The Pacific Sutera Hotel • The Magellan Sutera Resort 15% savings on all food & beverages (except alcohol and tobacco) at • Café Boleh & Silk Garden (The Pacific Sutera Hotel) • Five Sails & Al Fresco (The Magellan Sutera Resort) • Marina Café & Spice Island Restaurant (Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf and Country Club)

Crab Factory (SS2) 15% savings on food only No. 21, Ground Floor, Jalan SS2/64, Petaling Jaya SDon’s Diner 20% savings on total bill El Cerdo KL 20% savings on total bill Grill Chick 15% savings on food bill Femina Shopping Mall, 107-A, Williams Road, Cantonment, Trichy, India.

SRM Hotel Annexe, India 10% savings on Rack Rate 10% savings on F&B bill Complimentary pick up service from airport to hotel

Kenny Rogers Roasters, klia2 10% savings on total bill

SRM Hotel, India 20% savings on Rack Rate 10% savings on F&B bill Complimentary pick up service from airport to hotel

Manmaru Robatayaki & Bar 15% savings on food only G26, Ground Floor, Atria Damansara, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya

DINING AUSTIN CHASE COFFEE 10% savings on total bill L2-96, Level 2, Arrival Hall klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Black Forest KL 20% savings on total bill Bread & Spread 15% savings on food bill

Kohinoor 20% savings on total bill

O’ Galito 15% savings on total bill Lot C3.05.00, Connection Level 3, Pavilion Shopping Mall Opium KL 20% savings on total bill PREZZO 15% savings on total bill 14, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.


SABA RESTAURANT 15% savings on total bill SH-1, Sanjay Arcade, Indian Bank Colony, Sundarnagar, Trichy India.

ATTRACTIONS Aquaria KLCC 10% savings on Aquaria KLCC admission ticket 10% savings on Station Aquarius Workshop

SOULed OUT 10% savings on a la carte food menu • SOULed OUT Sri Hartamas • SOULed OUT Ampang • SOULed OUT Bangsar South • SOULed OUT Kota Kinabalu

Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Australia 15% savings on admission tickets Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! 20% savings on admission tickets

Skillet @ 163, Fraser’s Place 20% savings on food bill Spice Of India 20% savings on total bill • Spice of India KLCC Level 4, Suria KLCC • Spice of India Pavilion Lot 6.41 & 6.42, Pavilion Shopping Mall Starbucks 10% savings on F&B bill for selected outlets The BAR, klia2 20% savings on total bill The Green Market, klia2 20% savings on total bill The Green Market, Singapore Changi Airport 20% savings on total bill The Resort Café, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa 20% savings on food bill The Steakhouse KL 20% savings on total bill The Whisky Bar KL 20% savings on total bill The Green Market Express, Singapore Changi Airport 10% savings on total bill

Jump Street Malaysia 20% savings on all jumping time RETAIL Femina Shopping Mall (Hyper) 10% savings on purchase of gifts, toys, crockery, household articles and home appliances Offers valid at Femina Shopping Mall at Trichy, India. Joyalukkas Jewellery Get a complimentary pearl string necklace for every purchase of gold jewellery worth USD1,000 and above Get additional USD75 discount on diamond and Polki jewellery worth USD750 and above Get additional USD50 discount on diamond and Masaaki jewellery worth USD500 and above Offers valid at Joyalukkas Jewellery Malaysia (Jalan Masjid India) and Singapore (Serangoon). Samsonite 20% savings on normal priced Samsonite luggage or backpack SPA 20% savings on normal priced items at : • Wellness Spa, KLIA • Wellness Salon, KLIA • Wellness Spa, klia2 • Wellness Spa, Singapore Changi Airport

OTHERS Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) 15% savings on Fitness & Wellness package 15% savings on Essential package 15% savings on Elite Female package 20% savings on Premium Female package 15% savings on Elete Male package 15% savings on Premium Male package The Entertainer Special price at RM99 on The Entertainer App Buy online with promo code ‘ 2016MALINDO ’. TurboJet • Economy Class Less HK$10 per one way • Super Class Less HK$25 per one way • Premier Grand Class Less HK$40 per one way* Hong Kong (Sheung Wan) to Macau only Plaza Premium Lounge 20% savings on Plaza Premium Lounge access at : • Kuala Lumpur International Airport • Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) • Plaza Premium Lounge, Kota Kinabalu International Airport • Plaza Premium Lounge, Kuching International Airport • Plaza Premium Lounge, Penang International Airport • Plaza Premium Lounge, Langkawi International Airport • Plaza Premium Lounge, Senai International Airport • Plaza Premium Lounge, Singapore Changi Airport Vasan Eye Care, Trichy India 10% savings on surgery and optical consultation charges and complimentary of registration fee Vasan Dental Care, Trichy India 10% savings on treatments Complimentary on registration, consultation OPG and Cephogram

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SHARE WITH US

Hav e Yo u r S ay

Dear Malindo Air, I flew from Subang to Penang on 19th May 19:05 flight. Soon as I stepped on the plane I had this familiar sick feeling and couldn’t step forward; I have claustrophobia. I told flight attendant Dina (not sure correct spelling) and she was the most comforting I’ve ever experienced. She told me I could stand with her till just as it was necessary to be seated and she chatted with me to take my mind off my fear. Then she found me two empty seats and told me I could sit there since I was the last passenger to be seated. Throughout the flight Dina checked on me and made sure I was alright. I’ve flown many times with different airlines and have never felt so comfortable. I didn’t have the chance to personally thank her for being so wonderful as I was rushing off the plane. Please convery my appreciation to Dina and kudos to you guys for having such great service! Keira (Malaysia)

Sharon (Malaysia)

Took a one-way economy flight from KUL-DPS. Check-in at klia2 was swift, but I did check-in online the day before as well. Boarding call followed on time and our flight left KUL 10 minutes late, but we arrived on-time in Bali. Overall, it was a nice flight experience with a 32-inch seat pitch which was incredibly comfortable for a tall person like me. Seat reclines and comes with in-flight entertainment and various selection to entertain self. They even offer a USB connection, which is only available in Business Class. Free meal service was only crackers and water and other meals and drinks were available for charge. Would definitely book with Malindo Air again! R. Pertler (Indonesia)

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I flew from Bangladesh to Thailand via Malaysia. They canceled the outward leg on the day of travel and then the return leg. I had to make my own way to another airport next day (7 hours by bus). On the way back, they helped me get an internal flight to my destination airport and a hotel overnight as I had to wait. These cancellations are regular. The aircraft they operate are really nice with professional staff. Food was great with inflight entertainment to keep you occupied. One more nice feature is that you can charge from a USB socket in your entertainment console. Though it was a hassle in the beginning, but the flight experience made it all worthwhile. Kenneally (Bangladesh)

My trip was a breeze! Staff were so friendly, they were so helpful in assisting to make my flight experience comfortable. The IFE had a good selection of movies and it was entertaining seeing that it was a 2.5 hour flight. Lastly, the food and beverages had a good selection to choose from. Well done, Malindo Air! Two-thumbs up from me!

KUL-DEL on economy and DEL-KUL on business. Overall a good flight although I think the economy seats are great in terms of legroom with comfortable chairs. Food choices aren’t great on economy as expected due to budget airline but flight attendants are extremely warm and helpful, making my flight pleasant and totally enjoyable. Nurul (Malaysia)

“We wish to thank all our passengers for the generous compliments and feedback. If you would like to share your feedback with us, kindly email it to info@malindoair.com. Once again, thank you for your continuous support towards Malindo Air.” 46 / MALINDOMAG



IN-FLIGHT GOV WARRANT

Malindo Air’s Waran Perjalanan Udara Awam (WPUA) Malindo Air is enhancing the ease of WPUA for government employees Travel with ease and comfort with Malindo Air’s WPUA for all Government Officers. Enjoy our spacious leg room and reclining leather seats with pitches of 32” for Economy Class and 42” for Business Class. The product features are fit for travelers looking for both comfort and value. With a fleet of 27 aircrafts flying over 30 routes at a frequency of 800 times a week, Malindo Air has become the preferred choice for Government Officers. To make a booking with us, please contact a travel agency that is recognised by the Malaysian Government and is registered under BUMITRA. Experience the benefits when travelling with Malindo Air’s WPUA travel service: Registration Process for Malindo Air WPUA (PTJ)

The benefits of Malindo Air’s WPUA travel service: Free baggage allowance up to 40 kg (Business Class and up to two pieces only) Privileged Departure (Special Boarding) Change date of flight with no extra charges (one time only) Complimentary seat selection Executive Lounge access Extra leg room Free In-Flight meals Malindo WiFi and Roaming Services In-Flight entertainment (B737 only) Brand new aircraft Departure from Subang SkyPark or KLIA

Three copies of Kew.310 form which can be obtained from the respective Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia (JANM) should be completed by PTJ officials. (Pegawai Tanggugjawab)

Original copies of Kew.310 form along with AP503 will be sent to the AO (Accounts Officers) on 15th of each month.

Completed Kew.310 form should be sent to each Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia branch (JANM) for review and approval before being sent to Malindo Air.

First Copy: To be sent to Malindo Air for the process of opening a new Bulk Account (Akaun Pukal) Second Copy: To be sent to PTJ officials. Third copy: To be sent for JANM reference.

The process of opening a new Bulk Account (Akaun Pukal) will take three working days if the information stated in Kew. 310 form is complete.

Completed Kew.310 should be sent to Malindo Air

Registration Process for Travel Agency

Visit www. malindoair.com

Select Government Travel

Click Register Here

Fill in the form online & submit

For more information about Malindo Air’s Waran Perjalanan Udara Awam (WPUA), please contact Government Relations Division at: Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, C-5-05 Block C, Oasis Ara Damansara, 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 603-2035 6699 (Ext: 1348) Fax: 603-5036 7058 Email: govwpua@malindoair.com 48 / MALINDOMAG


IN-FLIGHT MALINDO CORPORATE

OPTIMISE YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL

WITH Malindo

Whether you are a big company with a huge travel budget or an average size company looking for the best corporate fares, Malindo Corporate Travel Programme can cater to your travel needs. In today’s competitive business environment, we truly understand the need of a flexible travel solution that is able to meet your specific needs. The business world has no borders and so does ours. Look no further as your company’s most valued executives will have even more reasons to choose to fly with Malindo Air which is renowned for its innovation in premium products and services. Malindo Managed Corporate Travel Programme Our dedicated Corporate Sales Team can recommend customised solutions for your company’s Corporate Travel via your preferred Travel Management Company to help your company achieve its unique goals and specific travel needs. Reduce your company’s air-travel reconciliation time from days to hours or even minutes by reaching our dedicated corporate sales team at corporate@ malindoair.com. Put your worries behind and let our corporate sales team tailor plan your company’s travels.

Malindo Self-managed Corporate Travel Programme Go ahead and have the flexibility to make urgent travel plans by being in control of your company’s travel patterns and expenditure. Malindo Air’s Corporate Travel Programme is designed to let your company enjoy substantial savings by receiving the best rates on business related travels. Business travel has never been easier and efficient with up-to date travel logs. If you are looking for a corporate travel solution that will ensure great value and efficiency, then register your esteemed company with us today at malindoair. com/corporate. Successful registrations will be notified via email. As the leading choice for all business travelers who wish for seamless air travel experience, we warmly welcome you to be part of one of the fastest growing airline that is complemented with young fleets. More than 2000 of our registered corporate clients are now enjoying the benefits of Malindo Corporate Travel Programme. Shouldn’t your company be one of them?

For more information on Malindo Corporate Travel Programme, please contact our Corporate Sales Team at Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, C-5-05 Block C, Oasis Ara Damansara, 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: +603-2035 6699 (ext 1323)

Fax: +603-5036 7058

Email: corporate@malindoair.com

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FLEET MALINDOMAG

BOEING 737-900ER (6 units)

BOEING 737-800 (11 units)

ATR 72-600 (11 units)

Maximum passengers 180 (dual-class layout)

Maximum passengers 162 (dual-class layout)

Maximum passengers 72 (single-class layout)

Maximum take-off weight 83,914kg

Maximum take-off weight 73,708kg

Maximum take-off weight 23,000kg

Maximum range 5,990km

Maximum range 5,765km

Maximum range 1,648km

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.791

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.785

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.4173

Wing span 34.3m

Wing span 34.3m

Wing span 27.05m

Overall length 42.1m

Overall length 39.5m

Overall length 27.116m

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ROUTES MALINDOMAG

MALAYSIA Alor Setar Ipoh Johor Bahru Kerteh Kota Bharu Kota Kinabalu Kuala Lumpur (KLIA) Kuala Terengganu Kuching Langkawi

Melaka Penang Subang INDONESIA Bali Bandung Batam Jakarta Pekanbaru

INDIA Amritsar New Delhi Kochi Mumbai Tiruchirappalli Trivandrum THAILAND Bangkok

BANGLADESH Dhaka

SRI LANKA Colombo

AUSTRALIA Perth

CHINA Hong Kong Sanya

SINGAPORE Singapore NEPAL Kathmandu

VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City PAKISTAN Lahore

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IN-FLIGHT AIRLINE Facilities

LUXURIOUS FLYING EXPERIENCE

with our brand new BOEING 737

Business Class A great experience with us starts on the ground. Breeze through the dedicated Business Class check-in counters and then hop on over to our new Malindo Lounge to enjoy free facilities such as WiFi, personal workstations, coffee and tea, buffet spread and other privileges. When you are on board, feel relaxed and pampered on full leather seats. Tune in to movies, documentaries, TV shows, songs and games using our in-flight entertainment system. What’s more – Business Class guests get a little bit

Economy Class We believe that value-added service is what keeps our passengers coming back for more. Economy Class guests are entitled between 20 to 30kg free baggage allowance, depending on destination. Our reclining leather seats onboard are made for an easy and fuss-free journey, and to try to keep yourself occupied on a flight is now a thing of the past. With the variety of TV shows, movies, documentaries and games on the in-

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flight entertainment system, there is something for everyone young and old. The USB port affixed on each seat can be used to access files and gives enough charge for all gadgets. Just plug in, access and that is it! While only light refreshments are served for free onboard, fret not, because we have a range of delicacies and tidbits for you to purchase. Browse through our new and improved menu with popular brand items such as Starbucks.

more of everything! Get up to 40kg baggage allowance and full service meal to satiate every appetite. To add to that, if you are in need of charging either your laptop or smartphone, utilise the power socket and USB port conveniently located at every seat. Did we mention you can also view your own files and documents on the screen? Simply connect your USB device to the dedicated port. We will keep you comfortable on your journey like you never left home.


IN-FLIGHT AIRLINE Facilities

Fly

SHORT-HAUL CONVENIENTLY from major airports across Malaysia

Hungry for a foodie weekend in Ipoh or Penang? Thinking about a quick getaway to the jungles of Pahang? How about a short homestay overlooking

the idyllic paddy fields in Kedah? With our frequent flights, all these places are easily within reach. Since the beginning of our turboprop operations in June 2013 at Subang Skypark, we have grown our route network within Peninsular Malaysia and to three cities in Indonesia. As an added courtesy for our guests, enjoy a snack or two with free light refreshments. Also, bring more with you as each flight ticket comes with free 15kg baggage allowance.

Our Service at Your Convenience

It is our mission at Malindo Air to provide passengers with top quality customer service – a service that provides our passengers with up-to-date information related to Malindo Air, including the latest promotions from the airline. We have a dedicated and well-trained team of customer care agents who are able to consistently provide excellent services, delivered within a stipulated time.

Malindo Air Customer Care Centre Established in March 2013 with 15 staff, the Customer Care Centre takes charge of all enquiries with regards to the airline. In July the same year, our sister company, Lion Air became part of the Customer Care Centre, and we started handling queries for Lion Air’s flights departing from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta and from Singapore to Jakarta as well. The Customer Care Centre is dedicated to assist passengers and we can be easily contacted via phone at +603-78415388 or email at customer_care@malindoair. com from 7am to 11pm on Monday to Sunday. We are constantly improving to serve you better.

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IN-FLIGHT SAFETY

Safety Onboard

What you need to know about the security, comfort and safety in the aircraft. Mobile Phones All mobile phones, radios and remotecontrolled toys (unless authorised for use with Malindo WiFi and Malindo Mobile services) should be turned off or turned to flight mode as these items might interfere with the navigational and communication equipment on the aircraft.

TeCH GADGETS Laptops and PDAs may be used under the flight mode once the Fasten Seat Belt sign goes off. Passengers are required to turn off their electronic devices when the Fasten Seat Belt sign goes on in preparation for landing.

E-CIGARETTE DEVICES For safe transport, the batteries from e-cigarettes or “vapers” must be detached from the device and stored in handcarry separately. Other spare batteries and re-charging of the device during flight are strictly prohibited.

No Smoking All Malindo Air flights are non-smoking flights. This includes traditional and electronic cigarettes. Tampering with, disabling or destroying the smoke detectors located in the lavatories is prohibited by law.

Life Vest The life vest is an important safety equipment in the aircraft for emergency conditions on water. Passengers are not allowed to remove the life vest from the aircraft and legal actions would be taken against passengers who do so.

Da ng e r ou s Items Flammable goods like matches and firecrackers, and other items containing materials like magnets, batteries and gas cylinders are not allowed onboard.

Safety Priority • Seat belts should always be fastened during take-off and landing. It is recommended to keep your seat belts on throughout the flight. • All cabin luggage must be stored in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. • Pay attention to the safety demonstration and instructions given by the cabin crew. • Please read the safety instruction card that can be found in your seat pocket for further understanding. From the card, you will be able to determine the locations of the emergency exits and the life vest.

Baggage Any sharp items or objects should be placed in the check-in luggage and is not recommended to be carried in the cabin luggage. All valuables are highly recommended to be carried in the hand carry. Carry on Each passenger is allowed to carry one piece of hand carry not exceeding 30cm x 40cm x 20cm in size, up to 7kg in weight. Domestic luggage allocation Economy class: 15kg Business class: 40kg

Hand Carry

Checked Baggage Allowance

Baggage Dimensions

International luggage allocation The amount of checked baggage for international flights varies according to the route, class of travel, as well as terms and conditions of ticket.

30cm

Domes c & Interna onal

Up to

7kg

30kg*

40kg

Economy Class

Business Class

20cm 40cm

Note: There are no extra charges for oversized baggage. *According to des na on

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MALINDO DIRECTORY

Customer Care Centre Malaysia +603 - 7841 5388 customer_care@malindoair.com Operating Hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm (GMT+8) Daily Singapore (+65) 6339 1922 customer_care@malindoair.com Operating Hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm Daily Dedicated Corporate help Desk For further queries on Corporate Travel, please call us at +603- 7841 5353 General Enquiries Email: info@malindoair.com

Kuala Lumpur International Airport Level 5, Departure Hall, Counter E 64000, KLIA. Selangor, Malaysia OPERATING hours : 4:00am - 12:00am daily Effective 15th March 2016, we have moved our operations from KLIA2 to KLIA. All Malindo Air and Lion Air flights depart and arrive at KLIA. Our Sales office at KLIA2 will operate as normal.

“Malindo Air’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport Ticketing Office focuses on offering convenience and excellent customer service. This sales office caters for both Malindo Air and (Parent) Lion Air patrons. The sales team consist of one supervisor with eight Ticketing Staffs. The KLIA reservation team are ever ready to assist departures and arrivals at KL International Airport”

City Ticketing

Airport Ticketing

KL City Sales Office Ground Floor, 2 Lorong Medan Tuanku 1, Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100, Kuala Lumpur Business hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sat - Sun 11:30 am to 4:00pm

STATION: Alor Setar ADDRESS: Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim Operating Hours: 7:00am - 8:30pm

STATION: Johor Bahru ADDRESS: Senai International Airport Operating Hours: 6:30am-10:00pm daily

Station: Langkawi Address: Langkawi International Airport Operating Hours: 8:00am -8:00pm

STATION: Kota Bharu ADDRESS: Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Operating Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm Daily

PJ Sales Office Ground Floor, Block C, Oasis Square Ara Damansara 47301, Petaling Jaya Business hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday.

STATION: Penang ADDRESS: Penang International Airport Operating Hours: Monday - Saturday 6:00am to 10:30pm, Sunday 4:50am - 10:30pm

STATION: Kuala Terengganu ADDRESS: Sultan Mahmud Airport Operating Hours: 7:00am- 9:00pm daily

NU Sentral LG Lot 46, NU Sentral Mall 201 Jalan Tun Sambanthan 50470 Kuala Lumpur Business hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm Daily Penang Sales Office No 73, Penang Street, 10200, Pulau Pinang Business hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sat - Sun 11:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed on Public Holiday.

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STATION: Ipoh ADDRESS: Sultan Azlan Shah Airport Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm daily

STATION: Kerteh ADDRESS: Kerteh Airport Operating Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6:30am -6:00pm Friday-Saturday Closed

STATION: Subang Skypark ADDRESS: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Operating Hours: 5:00am - 9:00pm Daily

STATION: Kuching ADDRESS: Kuching International Airport Operating Hours: 7:00am-7:00pm daily

STATION: Melaka ADDRESS: Malacca International Airport Operating Hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm daily

STATION: Kota Kinabalu ADDRESS: Kota Kinabalu International Airport Operating Hours: 7:30am-7:30pm daily

STATION: klia2 ADDRESS: Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 Operating Hours: 4:30am to 9:00pm daily