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THE MALINDOMAG TEAM PUBLISHER Chandran Rama Muthy EDITOR Kalpana Devasagayam WRITER Sharmila Vella CONTRIBUTOR Sara Nabila Harris Sudipto De CREATIVE / PHOTOGRAPHER Azim Hafifz Zaini Ahmad Zhafri Zamil Nur Atiqah Razif

COVER STORY Top Romantic Travel Trends


Enlightening events of the month


Celebrate your Chinese New Year reunion at Zuan Yuan Restaurant



Longhouse Experience


Sawadee Traditional Thai Spa

24 VOYAGE: PENANG & HAT YAI Top Eats and Top Hats




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Chandran Rama Muthy Chief Executive Officer Malindo Air


s we glide into this month, the

Be it a proposal, a destination wedding,

sprawling commercial hub and shopping

festivities and celebration spirit

honeymoon, anniversary, baby moon

destination which is also equally known

once again emerges with The

or simply taking a vacation to celebrate

for its majestic Buddist temples and

Lunar New Year and Valentines Day

your love on our chartered airplane (a

delicious cuisines. Penang, a UNESCO

which will fall in mid February. Of course

dream for many If I say so myself), we

world heritage site on the other hand, is of

celebration trend usually turns to amazing

got you covered on some of Malindo

course known for its unbeatable hawker

deals and vacation ideas that will be

Air’s most talked about local and regional

cuisines and splendid beach life.

coming your way.


Meanwhile, on our other segment of

As the tourism industry is constantly

As for the rest of the wander lusters out

Voyage, we take you on a unique journey

prospering to fulfill travellers’ desires, we

there who are planning on exploring our

to one of Sarawak’s famous Longhouses.

are simultaneously tapping in the market

new destination for your next vacation,

Learn of the exceptional local culture

to expand our network and personal

we are now flying to Hat Yai of Thailand!

and traditions in one of the remote parts

touch to cater to the growing needs of our

Besides Bangkok and Phuket, we are

of East Malaysia which still preserves its


now flying to Southern Thailand from

deepest ancestral practices.

That being said, as Valentine’s day

Subang and Penang Airport. Our Voyage

With this I would like to take this

is commonly dedicated to celebrating

segments highlights top picks of must-

opportunity to wish everyone a Happy

love, for the cover story this issue, we

dos in both Hat Yai and Penang, for you to

Chinese New Year and a memorable

have particularly studied and picked out

fulfill your travel bucket list at both points

Valentine’s Day.

romantic venues that could be the next

of these two richly cultured cities.

most meaningful travel to be cherished.

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Hat Yai, which borders Malaysia is a

Till next month, have a wonderful journey with us and happy reading.


Malindo Air

serves South India’s most influential personalities

Malindo Air was the official airline for Natchatchira Vizha or Indian Star Night, an event organised by the Nadigar Sangam in association with the Malaysian government. The star-studded event had all the popular artistes from

Tamil film industry. Some of the artistes that were present were “Superstar” Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Surya, Arya, Vishal, Dhanush, Vikram, Vijay Sethupathi, Jayam Ravi, Siva Karthikeyan, Samantha, Amala Paul, Kushboo, Kajal Aggarwal

and many other renowned ones. A celebrity cricket match between Indian and Malaysian artistes, performances by comedians, singers and actors marked the fund raising event at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

Batik Air

Flies From Jakarta To Kota Kinabalu Batik Air, a code share partner with Malindo Air is now flying directly from Jakarta Soekarno - Hatta International Airport (CGK) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) twice a week. Kota Kinabalu was chosen as its new destination as part of the plan to expand its international network. Batik Air also flies to two new Indonesian destinations, Silangit in North Sumatra and Labuan Bajo on the Island of Flores in East Tenggara. Based on records, total passenger traffic movements in BKI has experienced good growth registering 7.3 million 4 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018

from January to November 2017, increasing by 11.2 percent over the same period last year. In fact, international passenger traffic movements has seen more robust growth. During the same period, BKI registered 2.3 million international passenger traffic movements, an increase of 22.1 percent from last year. President Director of Batik Air, Capt. Achmad Luthfie said the current high demand for tourism and business destinations will contribute to the economic growth, especially for Indonesia. He said that based on the forecasted passenger load

factor for this new CGK-BKI route, there is also a high possibility for the flight frequency to increase to 7 times per week from its introductory flight schedule of twice per week. Batik Air will use its fleet of Airbus A320 or Boeing 737900 to operate its new route. Batik Air currently serves more than 35 domestic destinations in Indonesia, as well as international destinations such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Chennai and Perth. They have a fleet size of 51 aircrafts that fly a total of 280 flights daily.

Malindo Air Launches Flights to Bengaluru, India Malindo Air, launched their new services to Bengaluru, India from Kuala Lumpur. As off 21 December 2017, Malindo Air flight OD242departsfromKuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) twice a week at 8.40pm and arrive at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru at 10.20pm. The return flight OD242 departs Bengaluru at 11.15pm and will arrive at KLIA at 6am. Seats are available in both Business Class & Economy Class for the flights. Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air said that it has been an exciting year and are thrilled to end last year by announcing Bengaluru as the seventh city to fly to in India. There is a strong demand in business and leisure travelers for this route and the airline is looking to add more frequencies in the near future. Malindo Air code shares with Turkish Airline and Batik Indonesia, as well as interlines with six airlines, including Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airline, Oman Air, ANA and Xiamen Air.


The Chingay Parade, Singapore

Date : 23-24 February, 2018 Venue : F1 Pit Building at the Marina Waterfront, Singapore

Vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and many, many more. This National Event is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore’s vibrant and multicultural society. Today, Chingay has become a uniquely Singaporean Lunar New Year tradition, held during the first weekend of the Lunar New Year. This yearly street parade is now a national festival, celebrated by Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians alike.

Incubus Live in KL, Malaysia

Alternative Rock Icons, Incubus is performing for a one-night only headlining show in Kuala Lumpur at 8PM at KL Live. The multi-platinum selling band gained international recognition following the release of their third album in 1999, ‘Make Yourself’ which spawned several hits, including the bands’ highest charting song “Drive”. Having produced eight studio albums that sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, the band is known for its rock anthems like “Wish You Were Here”, “Megalomaniac”, “Anna Molly”, “Drive”, “Pardon Me”, “Are You In?”, and “Nice To Know You”, among others. Having played for over million people across the world, Incubus has performed alongside some of the world’s alternative rock heroes such as Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips and Deftones. Date : February 13, 2018 Venue : KL Live, Life Centre

Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong The Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) is a major international arts festival committed to enriching the cultural life of the city by presenting annually in February and March leading local and international artists in all genres of the performing arts and educational events. HKAF actively promotes Hong Kong’s own creative talents and emerging artists, and has commissioned and produced over 100 new local productions in the past decade, including theatre, chamber opera, music and contemporary dance. The Festival presents top international artists and ensembles, such as Cecilia Bartoli, Yo-Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Tan Dun, Riccardo Chailly, Christian Thielemann, Gustavo Dudamel, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sylvie Guillem, Kevin Spacey, Robert Wilson, Peter Brook, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre, Bavarian State Opera and more.

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Date : February 16-19, 2018 Venue : Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing, Brisbane

Earth Frequency Festival, Brisbane, Australia

Earth Frequency Festival (EFF) is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival. based in South-East Queensland, Australia, with a strong focus on arts, education, healing and community spirit, While drawing from many cultural niches such as transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof and boutique festival, the aim of EFF is to go beyond these traditional tags and to exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, community, connection, intention and inspiration. Earth Frequency Festival is held each year at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing. Ivory’s Rock is a beautiful outdoor venue with top notch facilities, comfortable campgrounds, and it is conveniently located under an hour from Brisbane and just 20 minutes from Ipswich.


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omantic travel is a multi-billion dollar industry. As the market encouragingly expands, the industry is constantly creating new experiences for couples to indulge and enjoy their time together. The mindset of newlyweds has also changed through times; as these days it is not just going to a destination and spending some quality and romantic time. Couples these days prefer tailor-made itineraries whereby they wish to combine a comfortable resort stay with city experiences, culture, adventure or even a religious experiences. For examples, Bali for culture and Hong Kong for city experience. The trends not only reflect the destinations’ offerings, but more so a couple’s personal interests. Whether you are the type

SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND, CAMBODIA FOR THE PERFECT PROPOSAL If you are planning a grand and elaborate proposal this year, there are several spots that are incredibly romantic to do so. Planning a proposal can be intimidating at times, so you might want to take it further by whisking your lady away

that wants to explore a oncein-a-lifetime destination, experience other worldly food and architecture or simply unwind on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, it is time to plan where to take your other half. Depending on the occasion, whether it is going to be a proposal, a wedding, anniversaries, honeymoon, mini-moon or baby- moon, let’s review some of Malindo Air’s most talked about destinations to suit both, your taste and interest. Wedding planning, while exciting, can be a bit stressful and your honeymoon is likely going to be your first real chance to enjoy some quality time with your spouse. When planning, consider your bucket list (a honeymoon is the ultimate excuse to invest in a trip you would otherwise never splurge on),

to some of the most beautiful places in Asia to get that special ‘I Do.’ One of the most romantic spots for your proposal is Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia. Song Saa means ‘Sweethearts’ in Khmer, suitable for anyone looking to propose on this private island. Song Saa offers a tropical seascape with alabaster beaches and rainforests, a

your getaway goals like hiking or climbing mountains, spa indulgences or even relishing in local cuisine after all those months on a wedding diet and consider the best times to visit your dream destinations. Keep in mind that while off-season travel can save you money, it can also be unpredictable. The sky is the limit when it comes to shower your love. If you are flexible financially, you can also charter a flight for the occasion be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday or even for a romantic Valentine getaway. The trip should be relaxing, first and foremost, and suit your wants, needs and style as a couple. With that said, incorporating all of your favorite things into one trip can be overwhelming. Here are some destinations to consider and ideas to make a meaningful getaway.

perfect venue for an exclusive and intimate proposal. A number of private locations on Song Saa’s twin islands are ideal to pop the question and after she says ‘I do,’ Song Saa Private Island’s exquisite overwater restaurant and lounge is a stunning setting to raise a glass of champagne in celebration and indulge in an evening of fine dining. FEB R UARY 2 018 | M ALIND OM AG | 9


It is Cambodia’s first and only luxury island, where it is spread across two remote islands off the Koh Rong Archipelago. Of course, it may come with an expensive price tag but the breathtaking accommodation, stunning views and special moments galore, mean that it is well worth the expense to secure the dream proposal that you have been saving and planning for. Malindo Air flies daily to Phnom Penh International Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. From there you can hire road transfer to Sihanoukville Port in a 4 Wheel Drive for four hours before taking the speedboat ride to the island.

Getting there Malindo Air flies to CAMBODIA 7x weekly. Book your flights online at

WEDDING IN CULTURAL UDAIPUR, INDIA For a couple, wedding is the most important step in their life. Weddings are known for their grandeur and colour. The most interesting part in marriages is its diversity; in sense of the rituals and customs. With the changing times, some couples want to have some offbeat experience. Destination wedding is the new thing which every couple wants to have. It is a wedding where a couple goes to exotic location away from home. Udaipur is a beautiful destination for a wedding. If you have a penchant for heritage then Udaipur can be the perfect destination. The magnificent, opulent palaces are sure to die for. Udaipur is known for its tradition and its own charisma. It has got some lovely palaces which can play a perfect backdrop for the dream wedding. An “Udaipur Wedding” has since become a name for royal and lavishing wedding celebrations. The City of Lakes is home to some of the most astonishing hotels in the world. The fascination of an Udaipur Wedding is unparallel in the world, mainly because of the legacy, luxury and the charm this place carries. Due 10 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018

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to its wonderful beauty, the Udaipur is often known as the “Venice of the East”. Because of its picturesque and scenic locations, many of the Hollywood and Bollywood movies have been shot amidst the allurement of Udaipur.

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ANNIVERSARY IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA Whether you need the perfect restaurant for a special occasion such as an anniversary, or you are chasing a romantic vibe for a casual night for just the two of you, Brisbane is the place with overflowing restaurants that fit the bill. South Bank is undoubtedly one of Brisbane’s most vibrant dining precincts, hosting a huge array of cuisine served by some of Queensland’s most acclaimed chefs. Best of all the Brisbane river, a handful of parks and outdoor spaces are only a stone throw away. For a more adventurous outing this anniversary, Moreton Island is a great spot for a romantic escape, whether you are seeking an adventurous hike or a picnic on a scenic stretch of golden sands. For a spot of wildlife watching, Moreton Island is home to

dolphins, turtles and dugongs and more making it a premier nature destinations. Moreton is the third largest sand island in the world so there is a lot of unspoilt beauty to explore at your

own pace. To kick it up a notch, the island is also a popular glamping spot in Queensland. Experience the region’s stunning great outdoors without sacrificing any of the usual creature comforts.

Getting there Malindo Air flies to BRISBANE 7x weekly. Book your flights online at

HONEYMOON IN THAILAND You will find a melting pot of contrasting experiences in Thailand, from the vibrant non-stop city of Bangkok with its temples, Buddha, floating markets and colourful nightlife; to the stunning beaches of Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Pattaya. Plus, if you want to escape the beaten track, look out for Thailand’s hidden gems and discover beautiful unspoil areas in Thailand to go for your honeymoon. There are literally hundreds of luxury hotels to choose from, from island hideaways and spa retreats to five-star villas and chic city-centre stopovers. A rich culture of exotic temples and ancient wonders awaits you, with differing kingdoms and cultures

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having adorned the land with wonderous architecture over the centuries. Thailand also famously has some of the best beaches in the world – all you have to do is decide whether you want the luxury of a well-known resort, or the romance of a lesserspoiled paradise. And, for newlyweds with an appetite for adventure, there are literally hundreds of outdoor pursuits to choose from, including trekking, diving, rafting and kayaking – allowing to create the perfect balance of R&R and activity for a honeymoon of experiences and memories that will stay with you forever.

Getting there Malindo Air flies to THAILAND 25x weekly. Book your flights online at

A MINI MOON TO LANGKAWI IN MALAYSIA With the constraints of busy work schedules and not enough leave days, many couples look forward to short escapades, or mini-moons, in the region. Islands and cities in the nearby countries of Malaysia are especially popular for short trips rich in culture and sights. A mini moon can be every bit as glamorous and indulgent as a longer honeymoon – as long as you get the location right. With only a short time away from home, you clearly do not want to spend too long travelling. It is all about finding a gorgeous place to stay and settling down quickly to a few days of fun and relaxation. With untouched rainforests and pristine beaches, Langkawi is the perfect backdrop for any love story. It is an excellent mini moon destination

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with beautiful sandy blue beaches, excellent weather, greenery and comfortable resorts. Langkawi has fine powdery sandy beaches with swaying stretch of coconut trees. Comfortable honeymoon resorts are dotted along the shore, offering the most pleasant accommodation. The island is capable of providing couples with the best and most comfortable experience of their life. Other attractions include aquatic and adventure sports and tours through historical parts of the towns. Malaysia is also famous for its’ amazing and relaxing spa massage.


BABY MOON TO PERTH, AUSTRALIA In recent years, “babymoons,” which simply means a vacation that takes place in the months before having your first baby, have become somewhat of a trend. Any experienced mom will tell you that getting as much relaxation and rest before the big day is essential. A babymoon offers that chance and it has become so popular that there are even some resorts around the world that offer special packages that cater to moms-to-be. All expecting couples deserve a holiday before baby arrives. And this is exactly what a babymoon offers – a mini-escape for expecting parents to spend quality time in an idyllic destination, away from the overwhelming preparations of expecting a baby. In terms of getaways, Perth offers the gateway to Western Australia’s abundance of natural wonders. Drift through enchanting forests, dine by candlelit lakes and sample the outback while glamping under the stars. One way to relax during your babymoon is to find a chalet that sits against a backdrop of rolling hills and National Forest. You can find that at Chandeliers on Abbey, with the plunge retreat, a king sized bed, home theatre and outdoor heated pool. Or, perhaps you would like views of the forest from your sunken spa, in the marble bathroom of the spa retreat. If you manage to leave the chalet, you will find stunning beaches, the pastures of Yallingup Siding and acclaimed wineries, including Aravina, Wills Domain and Abbey Vale. Another option is Hideaway Haven that dreams up visions of delicious solitude. Its babymoon pamper package is packed with massages, pedicures and even a portrait sitting by one of Albany’s top photographers to commemorate your pregnancy. The two-night package covers

healthy gourmet breakfasts, a threecourse Italian dinner as well as two glorious 90-minute massages and a pedicure that can be enjoyed within the privacy of your room.

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CELEBRATE LOVE ON A CHARTERED FLIGHT Spending some quality time before reaching your destination can be most rewarding and what better way to do it than chartering a flight. Up above the sky is one way to express your love and prepare a special something to ignite your love. A bottle of champagne with a favourite cuisine and a nice bouquet of flowers can set your mood right away before your vacation starts. The great part of chartering a flight is the flexibility of time. The aircraft is basically yours, for the period of flight time and the best part is you could also celebrate your most significant moments with your families and friends if both of you prefer a grand celebration surrounded with loved ones on-board. Its practically like hosting a party on-air and whereby you could even cater a special menu for food and drinks for the occasion to celebrate. You can request for some simple decorations to commemorate your event which of course would need to be in line with safety regulations.

Special announcement can also be made by the crew with personal attention to make your journey even more special for your loved ones. Here at Malindo Air, we do offer charter flights to deliver to our customers’ needs, which of course will be ensured with safety and security regulations ahead. S o u rce s : ht t p : / / w w w. wo m a nw i t hd r i v e . co m . a u / fi v e a u s t r a li a n - d e s t in a t i o n s - fo r - a - bli s s f ul - b a by m o o n ht t p s : / / v i s u a l . l y / co mm u ni t y / info g r a p hi c / t ra v e l / ro m a n t i c - g eta wa y - l a n g ka w i ht t p s : / / r a j a s t h a nroya l w e dd in g s . co m / ht t p s : / / w w w. a m p e rs a n d t r a v e l . co m /

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Chinese New Year Cuisine at


he Year of Earth Dog is said to attract more wealth, luck and good fortune this year. With prosperity in mind, embark on an epicurean journey with One World Hotel’s Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant that has specially curated dishes for the upcoming festival with Chef Loh Weng Lam. The restaurant has specially tailored a 7 or 9-course set menus for the patrons. Each set menu begins with a colourful platter of Fruit Yee Sang, symbolising abundance and prosperity, followed by customary dishes such as Braised Seafood Soup with Fish Roe or Double Boiled Abalone Soup with Fish Maw and Sun Dried, exquisitely prepared to satisfy the taste buds. Other auspicious offerings include the must-try Deluxe Abalone ‘Poon Choi’ Hong Kong Style, Braised Garden Green, Dried Scallop and Money Bag with Superior Oyster Sauce, Wok Fried White Sea Prawn with King Soy Sauce and Claypot Rice with Fried Yam, Preserved Duck Meat and Sausage. Conclude your propitious meal on a sweet note with a refreshing Hot Red Bean with Lotus Seed, Lily Bulb and Dried Orange Peel, Sweetened Dried Longan with Six Treasures and not forgetting our signature Nian Gao or glutinous rice cake, deeply fried to perfection for abundant year ahead. The set menus are available for lunch and dinner and prices at RM1738nett, RM1988nett and RM2218nett for a table of ten with a complimentary bottle of wine or a box of Pu Er tea. A toss of colourful Yee Sang is definitely a must every Chinese New Year. To augur in yet another prosperous and fruitful year, celebrate with friends, family and business associates with

Zuan Yuan’s selection of this delicious raw fish salad. Stir up good fortune and happiness with five selections of Yee Sang with Crystal Pear in different variations such as Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Salmon, Abalone and Salmon Skin specially prepared to simply freshen up the palate. The flavourful Yee Sang is available

from January 1 until March 2, 2018 for dine – in or take away from RM118.00nett per half portion. Zuan Yuan remains open on the eve of Lunar New Year and throughout the festive period. For more information or reservation enquiries, please call 603 7681 1159 or email zuanyuan@

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S arawak’s

Mengkak Longhouse Experience

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arawakian’s rich cultures and customs, unique traditional rituals, dances, foods, and costumes are among the things that continue to intrigue and fascinate visitors and researchers from around the world. Their warm hospitality and simple ways of life are also some of the traits that many visitors find endearing. The fascination for this exotic destination also stems from interesting stories about the headhunters of Borneo. Images from National Geographic or Discovery Channel showing small dark people with tattooed bodies donning fancy head-dresses of exotic bird feathers must have also fuelled the curiosity of foreign visitors. If nature and multi-ethnic cultural experiences is your cup of tea, then Sarawak has plenty of them to fascinate you. The destination this time is Batang Ai, to visit the Iban community at the Mengkak Longhouse located at the mouth of Sungai Engkari. The Ibans form the largest percentage of Sarawak’s population. Ibans are reputedly the most formidable headhunters on the island of Borneo. They are renowned for their traditional weavings such as the Pua Kumbu, woodcarvings, beadworks and silver craftings. Longhouses are built on stilts about a metre above the ground. As the name suggests, Borneo longhouses are long and narrow consisting of several rooms. Each family occupies a room. One longhouse typically accommodates between 20 and 50 families. There is a large communal living space, between the balcony and bedrooms, known as the ruai, running down one side, and separate living

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quarters for each family along the other side. The ruai is the place where the longhouse folks gather for an evening chat or carry out activities like making handicrafts and farming apparatus. A TASTE OF IBAN HOSPITALITY AT THE MENGKAK LONGHOUSE To reach the Mengkak Longhouse, it is a 45-minute ride in a four-seater motorised

longboat from the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Though the boat ride makes you slightly tanned, the journey to the longhouse is definitely worthwhile. Travelling in the long wooden boat itself is both terrifying and exciting as the boat is so narrow that even the slightest movement would make it sway. It is like floating and gliding down the man-made Batang Ai Lake, with water just inches away.

As you arrive at the longhouse, you will be introduced to the house chief, Burau Anak Buba, who will instantly made you feel welcome. While the longhouse folks were preparing the welcome drink, which is the infamous tuak or rice wine, and changing into their traditional costumes to perform the traditional Iban dance, the tour guide will explain more about the Iban’s customs and values.

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Then the tuak will be served. It tastes a bit sweet, like a fruity alcoholic drink. Apparently, the taste of the tuak is slightly different in every longhouse. The traditional dance followed right after. During the final dance, visitors were invited to join in as well to experience the traditional dance. After which, guests will be invited for lunch, which is 10-minute boat ride from the longhouse, at a place in Sungai Abok, known as Padang by the locals. Upon reaching Padang, guest will be led to a shed. The facilities are very basic and you get the back-to-nature feel. They were built specifically to offer lunch to tourists who visit the Iban longhouse. It was truly a back to nature type of lunch as there will be no plates or forks and spoons. Instead guests will be given big, broad leaves to have their meal. The simple dishes cooked with simple ingredients will be flavourful. The manok pansoh (chicken in bamboo), grilled tilapia fish that goes well with the bamboo rice are some of the local dishes that will be served. Menu of the day also included grilled eggplant and pumpkin. The simple lunch was completed with some sweet Sarikei pineapples as dessert. It is a cultural experience not to be missed if you are visiting Sarawak.

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Sawadhee Traditional Thai Spa in New Delhi By Sudipto De

Sawadhee Traditional Thai Spa offers you a perfect opportunity to sit back and unwind. Spread across three floors, this award winning stand-alone day spa de-stresses you thoroughly, allowing you to jump back into the daily grind. The tranquil surroundings, the slow rustling of the water and the soft music start your rejuvenation process right from the moment you enter. A large statue of Buddha dominates the entrance as you wait in the intricately furnished waiting area. The ground floor houses the foot reflexology area whereas the second floor houses four single therapy rooms while the top floor houses one single room along with two couple therapy rooms. The menu consists of a plethora of international therapies including the Sawadhee Signature Massage, the Hot Stone therapy and the Traditional Thai Massage along with full body scrubs and facials One should try the most invigorating massage therapies: The Sawadhee Signature Massage. The resplendent room done up in shades of mauve has a massage bed, a dressing area and a shower cum steam room. But it is the couple therapy room that oozes luxury with a Jacuzzi inside the room. They start off with a traditional foot ritual, an ancient tradition symbolising a purifying of the soul to open the positive energy channel. This is followed by a 90 minute session of massage to loosen tightened up muscles and eke out sore nerves. The session is a mix of different styles of massages. There are components of aromatherapy using aromatic oils, dry techniques of Thai massage along with some bits of foot reflexology. But the most invigorating part of the massage is the use of hot compresses which have traditional Thai herbs to relax your muscles. Finish off the treatment with few minutes in the steam room to sweat out your toxins and a long soak in the tub to feel all prim and content. Another therapy that is a must try is the Hot Stone Massage. It starts off with application of your choice of oil ranging from Indian Rose to Jasmine. It is followed with application of heated asphalt stones. Let it be at a temperature where it stings, but just lightly. That is just the correct temperature of the stones that you should be allowing. The stones impart a heat that slowly loosens up all those tense knots. The therapist also imparts a number of diagonal stretches to free up the muscles even more. A flatter stone is used to roll over the stretched muscles so as smoothen them out. But the most essential part of the massage is the use of pressure by the smooth stones instead of fingers. This is the part which sets this massage apart from the others. You will not really realise where the fingertips end and where the stone starts. The Spa parlour is located at Plot No. 3, Local Shopping Center, Pocket C-9, Vasant Kunj 9, New Delhi, Delhi 110070 Malindo Air passengers are entitled up to 15% savings on massages only when the boarding pass or Malindo Miles membership card is presented. FEB R UARY 2 018 | M ALIND OM AG | 21


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Pariyanampetta Pooram, India

The Pariyanampetta Pooram falls on the last day of the seven day festival at Pariyanampetta temple. It features Kalamezhuthu Pattu (a ritual in which images of goddesses are drawn on the floor using colored powder) and a procession of decorated elephants. Art forms such as Kathakali and Chakiyarkoothu are staged during these festival days. At night, the folk art form Tholpavakoothu (shadow puppetry) is performed which spruces up the festival creating a unique ambience.

Krabi Naga Fest, Thailand

Date : 19 February, 2018 Venue : Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kerala

Krabi Naga Fest is all about jazz performances performed by top singers and bands as well as delicious food and special shows from famous chefs. The Beach of Love Song, will play good music especially love songs along with nice seafood among the romantic atmosphere of Khlong Muang Beach. Besides the show, there will also be activities like cultural performance shows, Street shows, Yoga classes and other activities. This is also to promote image of Krabi as a natural destination with culture and tourist attraction in Krabi Date : 23-25 February, 2018 Venue : Khlong Muang Beach, Muang Krabi District, Krabi. FEB R UARY 2 018 | M ALIND OM AG | 23



alaysia and Thailand not only share a border, they are widely known for their fascinating cultural scenes. None more illustrates this than the cities of Penang, and Hat Yai, two thriving urban hubs with a small town allure. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang’s capital city George Town is spotted with enchanting Englishstyle heritage buildings. The state has a reputation for being a food paradise and offers a range of Malaysian comfort foods. A mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and fusion cuisines can be found throughout the Island. Many of the island’s streets are filled with hawkers that offers variety of tasty treats. Though covered with massive Western-influenced shopping malls, Hat Yai’s variety of local markets attracts visitors from around the world. Offering Thai delicacies, handcrafts, textiles, clothing, and various gadgets and appliances, these busy markets welcome shoppers looking to leave with suitcases teeming with trinkets and treasures and tales of extraordinary shopping trips. Just a short flight away from each other, a visit to Penang and Hat Yai are easy to fit into any Southeast Asian vacation itinerary and are sure to delight any visitors. To avoid monsoon season, the best time to visit is from December to March.

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THINGS TO DO IN PENANG Unwind at Batu Ferringi Beach There is a reason why so many top-class resorts have decided to open shop in and around the area. Its’ pristine sandy beaches and array of water activities and pampering on cabanas keep visitors coming back for more. Night markets lined up the streets outside the resorts selling all kinds of paraphernalia and trinkets for visitors . Go On a Street Art Hunt in George Town Covered in beautiful street art, a walk around town is full of surprises. Wonder at striking painted wall murals and wrought-iron caricatures that blend historic stories with humour to capture life in Penang during the days of early settlement. Embark on a Culinary Experience Penang is ranked as one of the best food paradises in the world. From hawker food staples like Char Koay Teow (stir-fried noodle strips) to delicious broths like Penang Laksa, Nasi Kandar (rice with a variety of curries and side dishes) and even to scrumptious after meal delights like Rojak and Cendol, Penang has it all. So much so that ‘Penang’ has become a sort of brand in Malaysia’s culinary field. Batu Feringgi

Penang Street Art

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Hat Yai & Penang By: Sara Nabila Harris


Wander Hat Yai’s Markets From Kim Yong Market to Hat Yai Floating Market and Greenway Night Market, this city’s bazaars are full of imported and local goods and food sold at amazing prices. Fuel up along your shopping trip with incredible Thai meals like Tom Yam, Pad Thai, Green Curry and more. Ride a Cable Car Visit Hat Yai Municipal Park and ride up the park’s 535-meter-long cable car. At the base station is a lookout point of an amazing Standing Buddha. The car stops at The Great Brahman Shrine where the Four-Faced Brahma is set and at the top is the Elephant Temple. Hat Yai Nai Temple Home to Phra Phuttha Hattha Mongkhon, the temple features what is believed to be the third largest reclining Buddha in the world. Measuring 35 meters tall and 10 meters wide, this temple is worth the trip!

Floating Market

Hat Yai Municipal Park Cable Car

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, Australia From RM323 per room per night Situated on the highest point in Brisbane’s Central Business District, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is a convenient address for business and leisure travellers. Discover an engaging blend of contemporary design, modern amenities and gracious hospitality, at a hotel dedicated to the perfect guest experience - ideal for a relaxing corporate trip, family holiday or weekend getaway.

Overlooking the picturesque Roma Street Parklands, our 4.5 star Brisbane accommodation affords commanding views of the city skyline, surrounding mountains or Brisbane River, and is only a short walk to the city or 15 minute walk to Suncorp Stadium. Buzzing with urban energy throughout the day, Frescos serves up enticing buffet favourites for breakfast and a la carte dining for dinner.

Silk Seaview Hotel, Shanghai, Hong Kong From RM268 per room per night Silka Seaview, Hong Kong is situated in Yau Ma Tei, just a footstep away from Yau Ma Tei MTR Station and right next to the Temple Street Market and Jade Market. This prime location provides unrivalled access to the busy commercial and entertainment life of Hong Kong. 268 well-equipped hotel rooms are provided, with availability of FREE Wi-Fi services, to

keep your connectivity in our hotel. Complimentary in-town shuttle bus service is available for your convenience. The hotel offers value for money and fuss-free accommodation for both business and leisure travellers with 268 modern rooms and suites. Silka Seaview offers a myrid of local and international cuisine that satisfies even the most discerning taste buds.

Gokulam Park, Kochi, India From RM293 per room per night Guests can be completely sure off the luxurious experience which awaits them here at the Gokulam Park - A Sarovar Hotel. A landmark located at Banerji Rd, Kaloor, Ernakulam, Kerala, Kaloor, Cochin this hotel has emerged as one of the biggest players in the hospitality sector of the city. The property is divided in 8 floors with 65 number of rooms, thus scoring high on the capacity factor. These rooms are further bifurcated in various categories such as Superior Double

Room, Superior Single Room, Superior Single, Superior Double, divided as per prices and the demands of the guests. Added to that is the hotel’s convenient location to tourist places such as Marine Drive (4 km), Ooty (295 km), Periyar (200 km), Subhash Park (4 km), Trivandrum (230 km), and we have a property that gets a high-five from every corner. Plans to explore the entire city wouldn’t suffer much if you choose this property as it is well-connected to Airport (30 km). 26 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018



Usher in The Lunar New Year at Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi with Malindo Holidays By Reshma Nair

Chinese New Year is perhaps the biggest and most important annual festival for the Chinese in Malaysia. What better way to take part in this colourful celebration than in Langkawi! With Malindo Holidays, you can have your pick of hotels for the best price. The hotel on highlight this month is Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi. The charming beach resort is located on Pantai Tengah, one of Langkawi’s most beautiful white sandy beach which is just 15 minutes away from Langkawi International Airport. Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city and it is only 14km from Kuah Town. You can discover Langkawi Island by joining a planned tour or renting a car for the day and exploring at your own convenience. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. All of the 240 sea-facing rooms and suites have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. Each room has its own private balcony with a garden or a pool view and is equipped with standard room facilities. The suites feature a luxurious bedroom and a living room with a brilliant view of 28 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018

the beach. After a long day of exploring the wonders of Langkawi, relax your weary bones by taking a dip in the swimming pool or the outdoor jacuzzi while enjoying a drink or two at the swimup bar. You can even pamper yourself at the Amoaras Spa with a selection of traditional massages using fresh natural ingredients and treatments to restore your energy. For couples who wish to have some privacy, the resort also offers an indoor pool for your comfort and pleasure. The hotel offers wonderful dining experiences. You can indulge yourself in the delicious local and international cuisine at the all-day dining Lagenda

Restaurant. And if you are looking for a more contemporary atmosphere, the LaVilla Poolclub & Restaurant offers light snacks during the day and fine dining at night with a stunning view of the sunset! So, start planning your quick CNY getaway this year at this wonderful resort. You could even create your own travel list and book weekly affordable flight + hotel deals at Malindo Holidays. Browse through the and find the perfect hotel for you. We have over 200,000 hotels worldwide for you to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury. So, hurry and book your holiday packages today!


Be dazzled with Bangkok’s cultural landmarks that are rich in history and find the time to shop till you drop with the infinite number of shopping malls, local markets and pop up events. For those who are looking to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Bangkok on a budget, you are in luck! Malindo Holidays has a wide range of bargained hotels for you to choose from. In conjunction with the festive holidays, we are proud to present to you with Lub d Siam this month. Central Location For those who love to shop, explore and be in the heart of one of the busiest districts in Bangkok, Lub d Siam is perfect. The modern boutiquestyle lodging is also right next to the National Stadium Skytrain (BTS) which transports you to the rest of the city or to the airport with ease. Lub d Siam is also within walking distance of Siam Square, Jim Thompson House, Siam Paragon Mall and the Pratunam Market. Specially Designed Rooms Whether you come with a bunch of friends, family, or as a couple or even solo traveller, Lub d Siam has 5 variety of rooms to offer.

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With two single beds, this chic room offers you privacy. The complimentary safe box, writing table and accompanying towels have the typical Lub d Siam touches. Econo Double This room sets new standards in terms of room ambience; here a couple can relax in a trendy room that offers you peace and quiet. And with a luxurious queen-size bed, what more can you ask for! Double Deluxe Room With a queen-size bed and bathroom en-suite, this stylish room is an indulgent sanctuary. Chill out in total seclusion after a hectic day of sightseeing. If you are coming with a big group of friends, or trying to find a budget-

conscious suited accommodation, Lub d Siam offers you deluxe dorm and ladies dorm rooms as well. The best feature at Lub d Siam is the theatre room where you can kick back on the leather sofas and bean bag to watch DVDs on the big-screen! You can get a wide variety of snacks, affordable drinks and even cocktails during Happy Hour. Lub d Siam also serve a mean hot breakfast and with the option between Thai or Western food to choose from. So, explore Bangkok this Chinese New Year! Not sure which hotel to choose? Head on over to and browse through our list of hotels and packages to find the perfect one that fits your budget. We have over 200,000 hotels for you to choose from, ranging from low-priced budget hotels to luxury accomodation. Find weekly discounts on our website for flight + hotel packages!

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Exploring Volcanoes

in Bandung


o exception to Indonesia’s beautiful island views and stunning volcanoes, Bandung in West Java lies on a river basin surrounded by amazing volcanic mountains. If you are up for a spectacular adventure, volcanic craters are some of the most jaw-dropping creations borne out of the most tumultuous of circumstances. Formed by explosive forces of erupting lava and molten pyroclastic flows, the results can be eerie and other worldly, and at other times, even heavenly. Mind blowing Craters Kawah Ratu, Mount Perahu


An active stratovolcano, Mount Tangkuban Perahu features 12 craters or kawah, the most popular of which are: Ratu, Upas, Ngu and Domas. Pronounced ‘Parahu’, ‘Tangkuban Perahu’ translates into ‘upside down boat’. According to Sundanese folklore, the mountain gained its distinct shape when a disobedient son who sought marriage with his mother kicked his boat upside down in a fit of rage and disappointment after she tricked him into avoiding the ceremony. Kawah Ratu is the largest crater on Mount Tangkuban Perahu and depending on the season, you might 32 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018

spot a beautiful little lake inside. When the sky is clear a breath-taking view of the Java Sea reveals itself from 80 kilometres away. Charming coffee shops nearby make for the perfect place to warm up after your visit to the volcano. Kawah Putih, Mount Patuha Mount Patuha is a dormant stratovolcano surrounded by tea plantations and highland farms. The result of a volcanic eruptions in the 10th and 12th centuries, Kawah Saat and Kawah Putih are a mere 600 meters apart, but it is the spell binding scenery of the latter that draws visitors in. The landscape is unbelievable, it is almost like being on another planet, ‘Putih’ means ‘white’, which is fitting as the acidic waters of the

lake bleaches its stones. The mineral content gives the lake its remarkable hue, which can morph from a milky green to pale blue and even brown depending on the weather and sulphur concentration in the water. Join Jonathan Putra as he volcano hops in Bandung! Watch Go Travel and other exciting GOASEAN Original Series on my and, or visit for further details. Your next adventure awaits!

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Did You Know?


Typically, about 50 gallons (189 liters) of paint is used to paint an average 737. Once the paint is dry, it will weigh approximately 250 pounds (113 kilograms) per airplane, depending on the paint scheme.

Airport control tower windows must be angled at precisely 15 degrees from vertical at the top to decrease reflections from both inside and outside the tower.


Newest versions of 737-800 have installed carbon brakes manufactured by Bugatti. The carbon brakes are more efficient and lighter than steel brakes. The total mass difference is about 700lb which leads to savings in fuel for about 0.5 percent.

The Wright brothers (Orville and Wilbur Wright) invented and flew the first airplane in 1903. It is considered the world’s first “sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.” Their aircraft, the Wright Flyer, flew about 120 feet.


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Tan Wee Kiong

Badminton Ace

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Hailing from a family of badminton players, Rio Olympic silver medalist Tan Wee Kiong is a Malaysian professional badminton player. He began partnering with Goh V Shem at the 2014 Thomas Cup. Together, Tan and Goh won the gold medal in the men’s doubles and the mixed team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. They also won bronze at the 2014 Asian Games. In their Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympics, they won the silver medal, becoming the first Malaysian pair to achieve such a feat since 1996. In November 2016, they reached a career-high ranking of world number 1, making them the third ever Malaysian men’s doubles pair to do so. As a close knit family, Tan always makes it a point to go back home to Tawau in Sabah to celebrate Chinese New Year (CNY). “The most important part of the celebration is the reunion dinner before CNY. All my family and relatives unite and have this big dinner and catch up with each other,” says Tan. “My parents are big on tradition and we always make it back home unless we are on an important game overseas that we cannot make it back for the reunion dinner. “In the morning of CNY, parents will give us ang pow (red packet with money inside) and bless us with good luck and prosperity. After which we will welcome friends and relatives to our house. “At night we usually play fireworks and just gather to have food and drinks. When I fly to Sabah, I sometimes fly Malindo Air. I like it because the interior looks new and the service is pretty good. I also enjoy the inflight entertainment on board the plane. Tan aims to be a world champion and an Olympic gold medalist one day. Right now he is preparing for the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Thomas Cup this year. 34 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018

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“I like flying in Malindo Air because the interior looks new and the service is pretty good. I also enjoy the inflight entertainment on board the plane.”



utera Harbour Resort, strategically showcased on the shores of the South China Sea with the majestic Mt. Kinabalu as its backdrop, is located just 10 minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 5 minutes into the city centre. This 384-acre integrated resort encompasses the two five star hotels of The Pacific Sutera Hotel and The Magellan Sutera Resort and Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club Harbour. The Resort’s status as a unique leisure attraction is augmented by its affiliation to the North Borneo Railway vintage steam train, the only few left in the world. The North Borneo Yachting consisted of Puteri Sutera and Trinidad offers an exquisite holiday destination to tourists for cruise related destinations. At the heart of Sutera Harbour Resort lies Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club featuring facilities at the prestigious Sutera Harbour Golf Club and Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club. Designed by leading golf designer Graham Marsh, the course is finished with Bermuda grass and strategically

challenging bunkers of fine white Malaysian sand. Playing any combination of 18 holes, golfers will enjoy a par-72 sixthousand-metre course. The Resort also offers night golf facilities - the only night golf opportunity in East Malaysia and one of the largest facilities in the country. There are a total of 20 holes for night golfing, including 9 holes of the Lakes Course, 9 holes of the

Sutera Harbour Resort

Garden Course and 2 finishing holes of the Heritage Course. The golf facilities also feature a splendid golf clubhouse with a 41-bay two-tier covered driving range, pro shop, meeting rooms and luxurious changing rooms. Split window club car golf buggies are a requirement of play and the club observes a soft spike shoe policy. At the Sutera Harbour Golf Club, The Terrace offers quick meals with a scenic view and is the ideal place to relax before or after a game of golf. Resort guests enjoy complete access and signing privileges at all dining, entertainment and recreational outlets within Sutera Harbour Resort. They are welcome to move around the 384- acre resort via the internal shuttle service or take a leisurely walk through the marina boardwalk to the various outlets.

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blemishes while other hydrating ingredient restore the balance to the skin. Only a small amount is needed to provide soothing coverage that will help heal acne and leave skin feeling wonderfully supple and soft. It is also formulated with a skin brightening complex to help give the appearance of even skin tone and radiant-looking skin. Plus it helps to reduce redness and irritation. The Milky Wash contains break-through and multi-tasking ingredients. Its milky texture transforms into a gentle lather to effectively reach into pores, clearing out dirt, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, excess oil and bacteria that can provoke acne without over-drying skin. The results are healthier and clearer skin. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and reduces the appearance of pore size over time. Available at and in Watsons Store or Call 03-51920082 for more information. FEB R UARY 2 018 | M ALIND OM AG | 41


Arry Wibowo from Indonesia has a serious side and a funny side to him. He is a Lawyer during the day and a Stand-Up Comedian at night. It all started seven years ago when Stand-Up Comedy started getting popular in Indonesia. There were competitions held and Arry signed up to try his luck and found out he actually enjoyed making people laugh. He use his profession as a Lawyer to come up with jokes associating law with everyday life and turns it around to make it funny. “It is actually harder being a Comedian than a Lawyer. As a Lawyer, you have to be serious in a courtroom but as a Comedian, you have to be funny and witty to draw your audience to enjoy your jokes, says Arry who works for Insurance company called Generali Group. “You do not know your audience and making strangers laugh their hearts out is a gift. Unlike in a courtroom, the lawyer just has to argue his points. “It makes me feel like ‘Bruce Wayne’ who has alter ego as ‘Batman’, added Arry. “With stand-up comedy, one has to have good communication skills and be an influencer and so does being a legal practitioner. The only difference here is the technique of presenting your argument. One is to win the case and the other is to win people’s heart.

Arry Wibowo A Comedian At Heart

You must be able to find the similarity between you and the audience by choosing the right jokes. One has to liven up the air when delivering the jokes by also performing natural acts, thus making the whole show successful. It is scary and exciting at the same time. But the most important

thing is, it is the opposite of being a Lawyer, this time you make everyone happy. Not just one side. Arry has been thinking to have his own standup comedy show starting soon this year. He has been delaying this as he has a hectic schedule being a Lawyer. He feels now the time is right as

he actually enjoys making people laugh. In 2015, he published his first law-comedy book called “Baper Lawyer: Berani Curhat Gak Berani Lapor”. The book is a compilation of his jokes associated being a Lawyer and turning serious stuff into comedy pieces that is simple to understand.

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INDULGE YOUR SENSES ON BUSINESS CLASS A great experience with us starts on the ground. Breeze through the dedicated Business Class check-in counters. 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 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.

UNWIND IN SPACIOUS ECONOMY CLASS We believe that value-added service is what keeps our passengers coming back for more. Economy Class guests are entitled to between 20 to 30kg baggage allowance, depending on the destination. Our reclining leather seats onboard are made for an easy and fuss-free journey. They also provide extra legroom with a spacious 32” seat pitch. Keeping 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-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! Enjoy a hot meal on flights more than three hours and a hot snack for flights less than three hours. FEB R UARY 2 018 | M ALIND OM AG | 49


ATR 72-600 (16 units)

BOEING 737-900ER (6 units)

Maximum passengers 72 (single-class layout)

Maximum range 1,648km

Wing span 27.05m

Maximum take-off weight 23,000kg

Typical cruising speed Mach 0.4173

Overall length 27.116m

Maximum passengers 180 (dual-class layout)

Maximum range 5,990km Typical cruising speed Mach 0.791

Wing span 34.3m

Maximum range 5,765km Typical cruising speed Mach 0.785

Wing span 34.3m

Maximum take-off weight 83,914kg

Maximum passengers 162 (dual-class layout)

BOEING 737-800 (23 units)

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Maximum take-off weight 73,708kg

Overall length 42.1m

Overall length 39.5m


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

MYANMAR Yangon NEPAL Kathmandu PAKISTAN Lahore SINGAPORE Singapore

THAILAND Bangkok Phuket VIETNAM Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City CAMBODIA Phnom Penh


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Attractive Deals For Government Officials Great news for Government Officials. Check out the latest updates and launch of Malindo Air’s air travel warrant Waran Perjalanan Udara (WPUA) through Global Distribution System that offers competitive open fares with special terms and conditions that applies for selected classes. All Government officials can enjoy promotional air fare deals on Malindo Air’s scheduled flights, which include Promo Fares, Flexi and Gom Flexi to reduce government expenses. All Government officials must book their flights through a Travel Agency as early as possible since offers for promotional ticket must be reserved in advance due to limited availability. Grab these competitive open fare flights as it is value for money. To make a booking with us, please contact a travel agency that is recognised by the Malaysian Government. Experience the benefits when travelling with Malindo Air’s WPUA travel service:

The benefits of Malindo Air’s WPUA travel service: • Competitive open fare (Promo Fares, Flexi and Gom Flexi) • Baggage allowance up to 40 kg • Entitlement of Malindo Miles point (subject to Terms & Conditions) • Privilege to change travel dateat no cost for Gom Flexi Fares • Executive Lounge access (In progress) • Extra leg room • Malindo WiFi and Roaming Services • In-Flight entertainment (B737 only) • Brand new aircraft • Departure from Subang SkyPark or KLIA

For more information about Malindo Air’s WPUA, kindly contact the Government Relations Division at: Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, Meritus @ Oasis Corporate Park, B2-1-01, Block B, No 2, Jalan PJU 1A/2, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Phone: 03-2035 6699 (Ext: 1348) Fax: 603-5036 7058 Email: 52 | M ALIND OM AG | FEB R UARY 2 018


MALINDO CORPORATE TRAVEL PROGRAMME Programme designed to suit company needs and requirements.

Be it a small company, medium or large corporation, Malindo has a suitable product for every company that meets the company and individual needs. In today’s dynamic and competitive business environment, you need an airline product that are shaped and customised to meet the specific needs of your business. We believe our products meet company needs to effectively reduce costs and enjoy additional benefits. The business world has no borders, so does ours. Look no further as your company most valued executives will have even more reasons to choose to fly with Malindo Air whose hallmark is its innovation in premium products and services.

Malindo Managed Corporate Travel Programme

Malindo Managed Corporate Travel Programme is designed to save your company budget, maximize the value of your travel spend without compromising your traveler’s needs. It is very convenient to join the programme. Based on your company’s requirements, our dedicated Corporate Sales Team can

recommend a proposal to suit your budget and needs. We can work closely with your appointed travel management companies who are involved in managing your bookings. All you need to do is just to look forward to greater saving and travel experience with Malindo Air.

Malindo Self-managed Corporate Travel Programme

Malindo Self-Managed Corporate Travel Programme addresses the unique needs of busy corporate travellers whereby its synced with a tool to save time and money. The corporate booking tool which is selfmanaged by you is a great online tool, offering discounts on travel throughout Malindo Air network. It also helps you to manage your business travel bookings and expenses. To get started, register your company with

us today by completing an online corporate profile form for registration. Once successfully registered, your company will be notified via email and will be assigned a unique ID & password. The ID will enable a company’s employees to become registered users of Malindo Self-managed Corporate booking tools. Membership is free, join now! Corporate travel has never been easier.

For more information on Malindo Corporate Travel Programme, please contact our Corporate Sales Team at Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd, Meritus @ Oasis Corporate Park, B2-1-01, Block B, No 2, Jalan PJU 1A/2, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: +603-2035 6699 (ext 1323) Fax: +603-5036 7058 Email:

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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 welltrained team of customer care agents who are able to consistently provide excellent services, delivered within a stipulated time. Malaysia +603 - 7841 5388 Operating Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm (GMT+8) Daily Singapore (+65) 6339 1922 Operating Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm Daily Dedicated Corporate help Desk For further queries on Corporate Travel, please call us at +603- 7841 5353 General Enquiries

City Ticketing Office

Airport Ticketing Office


Alor Setar (AOR) Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Halim 06550 Alor Setar, Kedah Phone : +604-7144881 Business hours : 7.00 am to 8.00 pm Daily.

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 KL Sentral City Sales Office Level 1, Unit 24 Departure Hall, KL City Air Terminal, KL Sentral Station, 50470, Kuala Lumpur. Phone :+603 2035 6699 (Ext:1503) Business hours : Monday - Friday - 9:00am to 8:00pm Sat - Sun - 9:00am to 4:00pm 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. 71, Jalan Rangoon, 10400 Penang Tel : +604 262 9858 Business hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sat - Sun : Closed

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Ipoh (IPH) L1 LTE 16 Malindo Office, Bangunan Terminal, Lapangan Terbang Sulatan Azlan Shah, 31350, Ipoh, Perak Phone : +603 2035 6699 (Ext:1437) Business hours : Mon - Thur 8am to 6pm, Sat 8am to 8pm, Sun - 8am to 6pm Johor Bahru (JHB) Lot S8, Ground Floor, Senai International Airport, 81250, Johor Bahru, Johor Phone : +607 599 3418 Business hours : 6.30am to 10pm daily Kerteh (KTE) Lapangan Terbang Kerteh 24300, Kerteh, Kemaman, Terengganu. Phone : +609 8261 600 Business hours : Mon - Thurs 8am to 6pm, Sunday 8am to 8pm Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Level 5, Departure Hall, Counter E, 64000, KLIA. Phone : Business hours : 24 hours Kuala Terengganu (TGG) Lot L1 L24, Departure Concourse Landside Area, Sultan Mahmud Airport, 21300, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Phone : +609 667 5412 Business hours : 7am to 7pm daily

Kota Bharu (KBR) Lot L1L25 (A) Public Concourse, Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, 16100, Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. Phone : +609 771 5082 Business hours : 6am to 11pm daily Langkawi (LGK) Lapangan Terbang Antrabangsa Langkawi, 07100 Padang Mat Sirat, Malaysia. Phone : +604 955 5688 Business hours : 8am to 8pm daily Melaka (MKZ) Lot GL 04, Lapangan Terbang Melaka, 75350, Batu Berendam Melaka Phone : +606 317 0118 Business hours : 9am to 6pm daily Penang (PEN) Lot 12, Departure Concourse, Penang International Airport 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang Phone : +604 6468858 Business hours : 6am to 10pm daily PJ Sales Office C-G-05, Centum @ Oasis Corporate Park, Oasis Damansara (Pusat Korporat Oasis), No.2, Jalan PJU 1A/2, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Phone :Business hours : Monday - Friday - 9am to 6pm, Sat - Sun - Closed We are closed on Public Holidays. Subang Skypark (SZB) Ground Floor, Departure Hall Subang Airport Phone : +603-78400492 Business hours : 5am to 9pm daily


Airport Ticketing Office EAST MALAYSIA Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Level 2, Terminal 1, Jalan Lapangan Terbang (Lama), 88200 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Phone : +603 2035 6699 (Ext:1311) Business hours : 7.30am to 7.30pm daily. Kuching (KCH) L2L, 15A, Level 2, Kuching International Airport, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, 93722 Kuching, Sarawak. Phone : +60320356699 (Ext:1315) Business hours : 7am to 6pm daily.

AUSTRALIA Perth Sales Office Level 4, 220 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000.

KOCHI (COK) Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd Counter 21, International Departure Terminal, Cochin International Airport, Kochi – 683111 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.30am to 17.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 13.30pm MUMBAI (BOM) Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd Phone : +91 11-43515922 / 33 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.30am to 17.30pm TRIVANDRUM (TRV) Airport Ticketing Office NITB, Near Indian post counter, Trivandrum international airport, Chackai P.O, Thiruvanthapuram 695024.Kerala. Phone : 9567861318 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.30am to 17.30pm, Sat - 9.30am to 13.30pm

Sydney Sales Office Level 18 Australia Square, 264, George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

AMRITSAR (ATQ) Airport Ticketing Office Counter No 3, Shri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport, Amritsar. Business hours : Mon – Sat 9.30am to 6.30pm



Dhaka Sales Office (DAC) 5th Floor, Modhumoti Plaza Concord, Plot No. 11, Road No. 11, Block G, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh Phone : +88025504 2000 Chittagong Sales Office (CGP) 4th Floor, Delwar Bhaban Plot 104, Agrabad Commercial Area, Chittagong 4000 Bangladesh Phone : +88 031 252 1591/592 Fax : +88 031 252 1593 Business hours : Sat - Thur 10.00am - 06.00pm

HONG KONG Hong Kong Sales Office (HKG) Unit 2503 25/F, Island Place Tower, 510 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Phone : +852 3180 6683 Email: Business hours : Monday to Friday (9:00am -5:45pm), Saturday and Sunday (Closed)

INDIA TRICHY (TRZ) Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd New Integrated Terminal Building, Trichy Internatinal Airport Trichy - 620007 Phone : +91 0431-2340209 / 2341772 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 2.00pm Email: NEW DELHI (DEL) Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd Ground Floor 3 Ansal Bhawan, 16 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 Phone : + 91 11 4351 5922 / 4351 5933 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.30am to 17.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 13.30pm

LAHORE (LHE) Malindo Air National Towers (Opposite Aiwan-E-Iqbal), Egerton Road Lahore - 54000 Business hours : Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm ISLAMABAD (ISB) Malindo Air Pak Turk Center, 1-D, Unit 6, Block R, F6/G6 Jinnah Avenue Blue Area Islamabad Phone : (051) 281-0081/2/3/4/5 Fax : (051) 287-0084 Business hours : Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm KARACHI (KHI) Malindo Air NHOWA Tower, M.D.M. Wafai Road, Karachi-74200 Phone : (021) 3522-0081/2/3/4/5 Fax : (021) 3568-7810 Business hours : Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

KATHMANDU Kathmandu (KTM) Ground Floor, GR Complex, House No. 531 Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal Phone : +977 1400 5205, +977 140 5206 Business hours : 9.30am to 5.30pm daily

SINGAPORE Reservation & Ticketing Office 61 Stamford Road #01 - 07 Stamford Court Singapore 178892 Business hours : Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm Call Centre : +65 6339 1922 Airport Ticketing Counter Check in Row 1, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore 819663 Business hours : 8am to 8pm daily. SRI LANKA (CMB) Colombo Sales Office “Jetwing House I”,Ground Floor, 46/21 Navam Mawatha Colombo 2 Sri Lanaka Phone : +94 2345724, +942345714 Business hours : Mon – Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm, Sat - 9.00am to 1.00pm

VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City Sales Office (SGN) 37 Dang Thi Nhu street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, Dist 1 ; Ho Chi Minh City. Phone : +84 8 3915 2022, +84 8 3915 2023. Business hours : Mon - Fri 8.30am to 17.30pm, Sat - 8.30am - 12.00pm Hanoi Sales Office (HAN) 90 Le Duan Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Phone : +84 4 3633 1773 Business hours : Mon - Fri 8.30am to 17.30pm, Sat - 8.30am - 12.00pm

TAIWAN Taiwan Sales Office (TPE) 10th floor, no.176, Chang Chun Road, ZhongShan District Taipei, Taiwan Phone : +886-2-25185855 Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.00am to 6.00pm

MYANMAR Yangon Sales Office (RGN) 186, MWEA Tower, Room no. 105, Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road, 11191 Dagon Township, Yangon. Email : Business hours : Mon – Fri 9.00am to 6.00pm / Sat - 9.00am to 1.00pm (GMT+6:30)

CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH Sales Office (PNH) No. 135E0, Preah Sisowath Quay, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh 12200 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phone : +855 23 969877, +855 23 969878 Business hours : Monday to Friday : 9.00am to 6.00pm Saturday : 9.00am to 1.00pm

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What you need to know about the security, comfort and safety in the aircraft. Mobile Phones

All mobile phones, radios and remote-controlled toys (unless authorised for use with Malindo WiFi and Malindo Mobile services) should be turned off as these items might interfere with the navigational and communication equipment on the aircraft. Important: Prohibition on the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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.

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.

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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.


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.

Dangerous Items

Life Vest

Flammable goods, The life vest is an explosives and corrosive important safety items like firecrackers, equipment in the aircraft wet cell batteries and for emergency conditions on water. Passengers are not allowed other items containing materials like to remove the life vest from the aircraft gas cylinders and paint are not allowed and legal actions would be taken against onboard. passengers who do so.


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 36cm x 56cm x 23cm in size, up to 7kg (1 piece) in weight for Economy Class and 10kg (up to 2 pieces) for Business Class. Domestic luggage allocation

Economy class: 15kg (turboprops) 25kg (jet) Business class: 40kg International 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.

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