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he Northern Territory is made up of six main locations – Darwin, Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Barkly Region, Alice Springs, and Uluru. Pint-sized but impressively metropolitan, the capital city Darwin has residents of over 50 different nationalities and is renowned for its laid-back lifestyle, local Aboriginal artists, and crocodile hunters. It also celebrates its many Asian varieties of food, music, and culture with pride.

CITY CHARMS Be astounded by some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove, where Barramundi, Sawfish, and Whiprays inhabit a 200,000-litre freshwater aquarium and where the world’s biggest display of Australian reptiles can be found. The attraction also allows for the adventurous to have a close-up encounter with massive saltwater crocodiles in captivity in the Cage of Death, which will have visitors suspended above the intimidating reptiles before being lowered into the pen for a swim with the crocs. Wade leisurely from your room to the deck and to the lagoon pool at the luxurious award-winning 154-room SKYCITY Darwin, which recently underwent an A$40 million (US$36 million) expansion of 32 new posh rooms enclosing a man-made lagoon with a private beach. New facilities such as an eight-room day spa and a resort bar pavilion are now integrated with the existing casino, convention centre, and restaurants. The nearby Mindil Sunset Beach Market, open only during the dry season from April to October on Sunday and Thurday evenings, should be visited for Darwin’s famous sunset, and to shop for Aboriginal artefacts Aboriginal artefacts and handmade jewellery while munching on a variety of snacks from across the globe.

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Outdoor adventure in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef; active fun and chic city lifestyle in the Gold Coast and Brisbane CAIRNS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

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he city of Cairns is your gateway to the world’s natural wonders of The Great Barrier Reef and the heart and soul of Tropical North Queensland. It is also home to one of the oldest tropical rainforests that offers a unique eco-adventure experience. For diving enthusiasts, The Great Barrier Reef is a paradise. With over 2,900 individual reefs and 71 coral islands sprawled over an expanse of 2,300 kilometres, The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, visible even from space! Non-divers can choose to go on a Seawalker, where you can view reefs and other marine life through a glass-bottom boat. Another option is to see the reefs from the sky by seaplane or helicopter. Some of Cairns’ must do experiences include the Kuranda Scenic Railway, one of the world’s most scenic rail rides opened in mid-1891. The rail journey winds past the Barron Falls and goes on one of the longest rainforest cableways, Skyrail Cableway, that offers you a bird’s eye view of the stunning national park. Some of Australia’s best indigenous culture and experience can be found in Cairns at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where indigenous culture is well-preserved. Visitors can learn how to throw

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a boomerang, play the magical musical instrument didgeridoo and use a woomera to launch a spear. Getting there: Connecting domestically from Brisbane or Gold Coast via Qantas, Jetstar (2hr 30mins)

BRISBANE AND GOLD COAST Two vibrant cities, interestingly one by the river and the other by the ocean, offer an exciting combination of chic city lifestyle and chill out fun on the beach, just one hour apart from each other. Dubbed the River City, Brisbane is known for its laidback lifestyle, alfresco dining and picturesque city skyline amid lush parks and a meandering river. It is also brimming with cosmopolitan eateries, funky bars and stylish shopping precincts. Some of the must dos include the South Bank Parklands where Brisbane’s arts and culture centre thrives, hopping on a City Cat Cruise to admire the city

skyline, going up Mount Coot-tha for a scenic view and climbing the iconic Story Bridge for spectacular city and river views Shopaholics must drop by at Queen Street Mall for upmarket and Australian labels and the funky precinct of Fortitude Valley – popular for its groovy fashion outlets, bars and lively music and culture scene. On weekends, check out the vibrant markets around Brisbane: Riverside Markets (Sun), Valley Markets (Sat & Sun), South Bank Markets (Fri night), Jan Power’s Famers Markets (2nd & 4th Sat). For a bit of an adventure, go on a 4WD Desert Safari and sand toboganning through the majestic sand dunes on Moreton Island, 75 minutes ferry ride from Brisbane or handfeed the friendly wild bottlenose dolphins that swim up to the shore every evening at Tangalooma Island Resort. With its stunning 70km coastline, exciting theme parks and fun-filled attractions, it is no wonder the Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite family playground. Calling all families! Have a blast at the parks – Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, White Water World and Australian Outback Spectacular. Speed demons must hop on an action-packed high speed boat ride with Paradise Jetboating which comes with exhilarating slides, drifts and thrilling 360-degree spins. Feel on top of the world with Hot Air’s sunrise balloon flight complete with sumptuous Champagne breakfast. Or do the Skypoint Climb, Australia’s highest external building climb. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the Gold Coast region. Explore Gold Coast’s less-known lush hinterland with Southern Cross 4WD Tour. Go on a guided hike to see waterfalls and wildlife, learn to whip-crack and throw boomerangs. Stop by Gallery Walk at Mount Tamborine for lovely arts and crafts shops and then stay overnight at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat where you can bird watch, go on a tree-top boardwalk or relax at the spa. For more information, visit to www.queensland.com.sg

OTHER BRISBANE AND GOLD COAST OFFERS AVAILABLE WITH THE AUSSIE SPECIALIST AGENTS : Option Tour and Experiences

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Buy 1 adult ticket and get 1 child ticket free

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Both Sides Now

With powerful historic sites and modern attractions, Dalian is a destination for the whole family

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alian is a seaport town in Northeast China that has seen a spike in tourism numbers lately. Like many other Chinese cities, it is rich in history, but unlike many other Chinese cities, Dalian’s appeal doesn’t end at ancient legends or larger-than-life monuments. Where other Chinese cities fail to hold the interest of many of its younger visitors, Dalian offers a plethora of activities designed for the new generation.

RUSSIAN STREET Nestled in the Xigang district of China is a group of 38 buildings of Russian architecture that make up the Russian Street. Remnants of Dalian’s history when they were a Russian port, the buildings have been restored to their past glory and now house a row of stores selling trinkets and souvenirs. If not for the shopping, this street is still a very pleasant place to take a stroll in, and gives you the feeling of being in Europe without leaving China.

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for the construction of a hotel. Thankfully, a decision was made to preserve the oddly-shaped rock formations which are predicted to have been formed some 600 million years ago. Some of the rocks are said to resemble animals such as eagles and dogs, as children will gladly point out.

WAX MUSEUM Dalian boasts its very own wax museum that more than rivals Madame Tussauds. Strike a pose with famous figures from history such as Emperor Kangxi and Mao Zedong, or hang out with your favourite celebrities. Photo opportunities are aplenty here and the children are guaranteed to have a blast.

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GOLDEN PEBBLE GOLF CLUB Opened from March to November, the Golden Pebble Golf Club is a must-visit if you are a golf fanatic. Two separate 18-hole courses – the Divine Tortoise Course and the Jinying Course – provide a challenge no matter what your handicap is. The highlights of the courses are the magnificent holes that border on the edge of the cliffs – simply stunning.

The spanking new Trick Art Museum breaks the boundaries of two dimensional paintings to engage with visitors on a more intimate level. Providing optical illusions with 3D art and clever use of perspective and angles, the museum’s works welcomes people to strike a creative pose and become part of the paintings themselves.

MYSTERIOUS LIFE MUSEUM From outside the Mysterious Life Museum, the dull warehouse exterior gives no clue to the controversial

works that are displayed inside the drab building. Bold and shocking, the exhibits are definitely not for the faint of heart. One sees a pair of goats locking horns in a pose commonly seen on the Discovery Channel. Walk to the other side of the display though and you will see that the goats are actually one goat that is dissected right through the middle, its innards paraded in full glory! Three floors of such spectacle – of both animal and human – tantalise visitors and stir the senses. The installation that shows a blackened smoker’s lung beside a relatively normal one is not to be missed.

GOLD COAST You don’t usually associate China with golden sands and clear blue waters but a day out at Dalian’s gold coast will change your perception forever. Featuring a coastline that extends to over 30 kilometres, the beach is a popular place for families and friends to gather for a relaxing day out in the sun or some windsurfing, swimming, suntanning, and people watching.

GETTING THERE Xiamen Airlines operates three direct flights per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) from Singapore to Dalian Zhoushuzi International Airport. www.xiamenair.com

DISCOVERYLAND THEME PARK The Dalian Discoveryland Theme Park is a sprawling amusement park that spreads out over 470,000 square metres. It is segmented into six main areas – including Legendary Castle, Magic Forest, and Mysterious Desert – each with its distinct theme. The centrepiece of the park is a stony castle on the lake in the middle of the park that lights up in the night and from which fireworks are shot off.

GOLDEN ROCK PARK The Golden Rock Park was accidentally unearthed in 1996 while a team of builders were digging the site in preparation

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Live It Up In Hong Kong

Pack your bags and join Hong Kong as the city celebrates its year-end festivities

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ong Kong’s diminutive stature belies a larger than life personality that is evident in its people, food, arts scene, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife. A commercial and financial hub of the continent, Asia’s World City offers an intriguing fusion of western and eastern cultures. As a tourist destination, Hong Kong is ever-evolving. Festivals and events showcase the city’s diverse cultures; Halal-certified restaurants and mosques make Hong Kong a Muslim-friendly destination; and unique tours provide visitors with the opportunity to get to know Hong Kong intimately.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUTUMN/WINTER The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month from October 31 – November 30, 2013 celebrates Hong Kong vaunted reputation as the world’s culinary capital. Wine appreciation seminars, masterchef classes, and themed tours form part of the schedule during this period, which also sees city-wide carnivals with food and drink promotions. The event kicks off with the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, which runs from October 31 – November 3. Held at the New Central Harbourfront over a period of four days, visitors will be able to indulge in this fine dining extravaganza. Also in October, Hong Kong transforms into a horrorthemed party zone with the Hong Kong Halloween Treats. Whether or not you take part in the costume parties, it will be hard to escape the festive atmosphere as the Halloween frenzy hits the city. Shopping malls dress up in their holiday best, performances and events spring up around the city, and eateries offer special Halloween menus.

Display at Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival

forward to Chinese New Year, which is celebrated in typically lively style in Hong Kong. Festive flower markets and incense-filled temples contribute to the season’s merriment, and breathtaking pyrotechnics, lively sports events and the International Chinese New Year Night Parade provide plenty of excitement for the whole family.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Everyone looks forward to Christmas and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong. From November to January of next year, Hong Kong rings in the holidays with the Hong Kong WinterFest. The city’s skyscrapers will be adorned with lights and decorations. Not to be outdone, shopping malls will entertain shoppers with carollers, Christmas villages, and winter sales. On New Year’s Eve, find a good spot with your loved ones and welcome 2014 with a spectacular fireworks show over Victoria Harbour. From January to February, locals and foreigners look

Hong Kong is a melting pot of different races and cultures and welcomes all visitors with open arms. With a selection of halal-certified restaurants spread over the city, and five mosques located in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon island, Hong Kong is a destination that Muslims can feel at ease in. Celebrity Aaron Aziz counts Hong Kong as one of his favourite cities to visit and will make a special appearance at the HKTB booth at the MATTA Fair to share his Hong Kong experience. Aaron Aziz, an award-winning actor, was really impressed with the abundance of travel facilities that cater to Muslims in Hong Kong. “Travelling in Hong Kong is always a truly special and fun experience for me. Not only are there amazing sights to see and exciting happenings all year round, Hong Kong’s diverse range of facilities for Muslim travellers promises a worry-free and thrilling time in Asia’s World City. Travellers will be spoilt for choice with the fantastic selection of halal food outlets and mouth-watering local goodies that the

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city has to offer. Hong Kong will definitely remain as my top go-to destination!” To better allay concerns often raised by Muslim visitors to Hong Kong, HKTB has also invited an Imam to the upcoming MATTA Fair to share more insights on Muslim facilities and amenities available to Muslim travellers to Hong Kong. Look out for them during the MATTA Fair as they share their Hong Kong experiences. Visit us at Hall 4, booth no. 025 & 028 or our website DiscoverHongKong.com/MY for more info.

PROMOTIONS AT MATTA FAIR Book your Hong Kong packages and visit the HKTB booth during the MATTA Fair and receive a Discover Hong Kong Tourist SIM card worth HK$69. This promotion is applicable to travellers who booked at least a two nights’ stay in Hong Kong or travellers who purchase Cathay Pacific air tickets to Hong Kong. While stocks last. Also, ‘Like’ the Discover Hong Kong Facebook post and receive a souvenir from several attractions, namely Big Bus Tours, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360, Noah’s Ark, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Sky 100, and The Peak.


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A Tale Of Two Cities

The neighbouring cities of Jaipur and Udaipur conceal stories of romance beneath their gorgeous landscapes JAIPUR – THE PINK CITY The city of Jai (victory) or Jaipur, is the capital of Rajasthan built in 1728 by Maharaja (or Great King) Sawai Jai Singh II. The royal family ruled from Amber Palace, which was around 11km away from the main city. The original city was coloured light grey but the king ordered this to be repainted in light pink, the traditional colour of welcome, to honour the arrival of the Prince of Wales from Britain in 1883. Some of the forts and palaces in this area still awe and inspire architects and masterminds all over the world. The City Palace is a complex of lush gardens, courtyards and regal buildings. It houses a museum which displays a veritable collection of arms and ammunition, textiles, carpets, paintings and manuscripts. A portion of the City Palace is still inhabited by the erstwhile royal family. Surrounding Jaipur stands the impressive Nahargarh Fort, providing a marvellous view of the city below. The city boasts an observatory (named Jantar Mantar) built in the 18th century. A visit to Jaipur is not complete without a view of the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. In reality, this is not a palace, but a huge extraordinary facade with more than 900 niches and windows.

Jaipur City Palace

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Jaipur City Palace

The climax of the visit to the pink city is the ride up the hill on painted elephants to the awe inspiring Amber Palace. The palace recalls an era of glory and wealth – do take some time to wander around (with a tourist guide of course) across the Diwan-i-Am (or the King’s audience hall), Sheesh Mahal (or the palace of mirrors), etc – let the guide tell you all the stories of the kings and the glorious era this palace has seen.

lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, the entire city throbs of its heroic past, valour and chivalry. From one of the sumptuous palaces, one can gaze upon the picturesque lake, about which an interesting story is told. There are some highlights in Udaipur which one cannot afford to miss. The outstanding and imposing City Palace stands over the lake with a 244 metre long facade. Much of this exotic palace is a museum professing the memorabilia of Mewar history. The Fateh Prakash Palace has been turned to an

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exotic heritage hotel that has been used as locations of many hollywood movies such as the James Bond movie, Octopussy. The Lake Palace adorns the centre of the Pichola Lake and some of it is preserved as a museum housing a large varied collection of artifacts, while the rest is a luxurious hotel. This is another site where Octopussy was shot. Visit us at Hall 4M, booth no. 4M18-4M19 for more information.

UDAIPUR – VENICE OF THE EAST Tourists flock to this enchanting town in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, which offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Lake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake. The city is really a visual exotica dotted with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow

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Winter Wonders In Korea

This MATTA Fair, Korea Tourism Organization is highlighting the charm of Korean culture and nature during autumn (Sept-Nov) and winter (Dec-Feb), and giving away exclusive gifts and organising exciting activities for visitors INSPIRING DESTINATIONS 1. 2013 Visit Busan Ulsan Gyeongnam (Bu-Ul-Gyeong or BUG) Year Every year since 2004, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has been promoting regional tourism by dedicating an entire year to a Korean “do” (province) or “si” (city). Visit BUG Year officially commenced from 1 February 2013, showcasing major port cities in Busan and Ulsan, as well as Gyeongnam or Gyeongsangnam-do Province of the southeastern region.

Busan Gamcheon Village

2. Gangwon-do Located in the mid-eastern part of the Korean peninsula, Gangwon-do Province is blessed with beautiful mountains such as Seoraksan, Chiaksan, Odaesan and Taebaeksan; and clean beaches that offer some of the best sceneries and vacation spots throughout the year such as Jeongdongjin Beach, which lies in front of Jeongdongjin Train Station. The beaches are popular spots for watching the sunrise on New Year’s morning as well. Winter in Gangwon-do is heaven for winter sports enthusiasts, as the province gets a lot of snow. Meanwhile, the 2018 Winter Olympics has been scheduled to take place in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon. 3. Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is home of the Buddhist culture from the Silla Kingdom Era and the Confucian culture from the Joseon Dynasty Era (1392-1910). The City of Gyeongju, the old capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), is especially well known for such Buddhist cultural heritage sites as Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, as well as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites like the 500-year-old Yangdong Village and Gyeongju Historic Areas. Historic cultural assets,

Gangwon-do Yong Pyong Ski Resort

including Andong Hahoe Village, Cheomseongdae Observaotry and the palatial Anapji Pond, are also popular in Gyeongsangbuk-do. 4. Jeju Island Jeju Island is a volcanic island in Korea’s most southern region. The weather on Jeju Island remains significantly warmer than the mainland even during the cold winter months. Jeju Island is sometimes referred to as “Samdado Island” or island of “three many” because of its abundance of rocks, women, and wind. Jeju is full of breathtaking sights and unusual attractions including thematic museums such as Teddy Bear Museums and the World Heritage Sites such as Hallasan Mountain and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. The “Jeju Olle” paths offer a great opportunity to explore this unique landscape, leading visitors among quiet places off the beaten path. 5. Lakeside Cultural Tourism Association If escaping the hustle and bustle of the hectic working life is what you have in mind, the serenity and unique cultural attractions in the major lakes destinations such as Chuncheon, Inje, Yanggu, Hongcheon and Hwacheon in Gangwon-do and Gapyeong in Gyeonggido can be your ideal choice for serenity.

Jeju Island Seongsan Ilchulbong

REDEMPTIONS & PROMOTIONS

Korea Full Package Purchasers: Korean Spoon & Chopsticks Set Korea Ground Package Purchasers: T-Money Transportation Card

Global star PSY was named the Korea Tourism Ambassador on June 1, 2013. Twenty-seven FUN, FOOD & SHOPPING icons of Korea were identified in PSY’s Wiki Korea. We are also giving out PSY’s Wiki Korea Special Vouchers, worth at least RM30 each for Malaysians who travel to Korea from 1 August - 29 December 2013.

FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES Visitors to the Korea Pavilion will have a chance to savour authentic Korean food, participate in Korean traditional games, get a free skin type evaluation from Skin Anniversary and put on the hanbok (Korean traditional costume) for free and snatch a picture with the scenic backdrop of Korea during winter. Meanwhile, the audiences at the main stage of Hall 1M can experience an adrenaline rush with the Music Show Wedding at 3pm and 5pm daily and be inspired by their stunning performance. Additional details on Korea tourism, please log on to www.visitkorea.or.kr, exclusive promotions for Malaysians are available on www.visitkorea.com.my Gyeongju Seokguram Grotto

Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple

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Make It Macau MGTO is making its presence felt at the MATTA Fair with some fantastic exclusive promotions

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ith the theme ‘Touching Moments Experience Macau’, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) booth aims to highlight Macau’s unique blend of Eastern and Western culture, and showcase it as a unique holiday destination for families, couples and groups of friends. The company also continues to work closely with Amigo Macau (Friends of Macau) to further promote Macau as a first-choice holiday destination.

FAIR EXCLUSIVES MGTO is sponsoring a 3-Day 2-Night Macau Holiday Package for the winner of the Buyers’ Contest of the fair. Furthermore, visitors who purchase any Macau and Pearl River Delta tour packages with at least one night’s stay in Macau, are entitled to have a Lucky Draw redemption at the Macau booth. Contributing to the festive mood of the fair, MGTO will showcase the famous Portuguese Dance Troupe – Papa Joe (Rancho Folclorico San Pedro, also known as San Pedro Cultural Group) during the fair. Visitors will have photo opportunities with the dance group at the Macau booth after their performance.

THE 60TH MACAU GRAND PRIX Macau is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Macau Grand Prix with “Star River • Windsor Arch” as the title sponsorship of the event, together with three other prestigious headline races, namely The FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, the Star River • Windsor Arch Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix; The Star River • Windsor Arch Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 47th Edition, the world-famous two-wheeled thriller; and the FIA World Touring Car Championship – Guia Race of Macau – Presented by Star River • Windsor Arch, the grand finale of the 2013 season.

Portuguese Folk Dance

This year, the official Safety Car will be the Bentley Continental GT, with the Bentley Flying Spur as the Official Car, while the Rescue Vehicles will be Raffles Passat Variant V6s. The Macau Grand Prix will fall on two weekends, 9 – 10 November and 14 – 17 November 2013. The famous Guia Circuit, almost unchanged in six decades, will play host to an enviable line-up of prestigious motorsport events, with household names competing for a place on the podium in a dazzling collection of sophisticated, cutting edge racing machinery. Tap Seac Square and Friendship Square will be the venues for the road car and supercar shows, while motorcycle shows will be held from 8 – 10 November, as part of two weeks of special events. A parade of vintage cars is also being planned, and these classic cars will be on display from 9 – 17 November at the exhibition hall of the Venetian with free entry for the public.

For more information, please visit http://fireworks. macautourism.gov.mo For further details, kindly contact us: Macau Government Tourist Office, Representative in Malaysia Level 6, Office Tower No 1, Jalan Nagasari (Off Jalan Raja Chulan) 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +603 2144 2500 Fax: +603 2148 1357 Email: mgto@pacificworld.travel Website: www.macautourism.gov.mo

THE 25TH MACAU INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY CONTEST

Macau Grand Prix

Macau will be celebrating the fireworks contest on 14, 19, 21, 28 September and 1 October in front of Macau Tower, commencing from 9pm onwards. A total of 10 countries – Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Switzerland – will participate in the contest. Among these countries, Canada, China and South Africa are the new contestants for this year.

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A-Ma Cultural Village

Macau Tower

5 More Ways To Enjoy Macau 1. THE W ORLD OF W ATER AUR ORA Be transported into an underwater world when you visit MGM Macau from now to December. Launched in May of this year, the ‘Discover the Wonders of MGM Aurora’ exhibition was created in collaboration with US visual display artist Stephen Stefanou. The free-to-view display transforms the hotel’s Grande Praca into a surreal world of natural beauty, with an 8.3-metre tall cylindrical aquarium, stocked with thousands of fish, a swaying kelp forest and visual effects designed to create the illusion of being immersed underwater beneath a coral palace. www.mgmmacau.com

Every day from noon to 3pm and from 5pm to 7pm, you and your kids can meet your favourite DreamWorks characters at Sands Cotai Central’s Paradise Gardens and take a photo with them. www.sandscotaicentral.com/hotel-amenities/ dreamworks

3. PLAIN SAILING WITH MACAU HARBOUR CRUISE To view Macau from a different perspective, sign up for the Harbour Cruise, which sets sail from the historic Inner Harbour and continues past famous local attractions

4. HISTORIC GUIDED TOURS Learn more about Macau’s fascinating history by opting for some of the many free guided tours on offer. One such tour, organised by the Pilgrimage Service of the Catholic Lay Association of Macau, brings you to the UNESCO-listed churches in Macau such as St Lawrence’s Church, St Joseph’s Seminary Church, and St Augustine’s Church. Another one, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, focuses on the Ruins of St Paul, and helps participants gain an in-depth insight into the well-known landmark. whatson.macautourism.gov.mo/information. php?rid=1877

5. TAIPA FLEA MARKET Held at the Bombeiros Square in Taipa, the Taipa Flea Market opens every Sunday from 11am to 8pm. This is one of the best places to pick up almost anything, from traditional delicacies, period postcards to stamps to lamps, jade pieces, jewellery, coins, toys, collectibles, and other rare items. From 4pm to 5.30pm, there is an interactive street event featuring music and dance shows. www.iacm.gov.mo

2. FAMILY FUN WITH DREAMWORKS Visitors to Macau can look forward to hanging out with their favourite DreamWorks characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Puss in Boots and How To Train Your Dragon at DreamWorks Experience Sands Cotai Central. Start off your day on a cheerful note by having breakfast with DreamWorks characters in ‘Shrekfast with the DreamWorks Gang!’. Kids are sure to love the attractive room decorations and the chance to mingle with their favourite characters, who will be performing on stage and making their way through the seating area to interact with guests. Another part of this event is the DreamWorks All Star Parade, a beautifully choreographed procession that takes place at the Shoppes Cotai Central retail mall and consists of up to 32 performers, including 12 characters, dancers, puppets and stilt walkers. The parade will wend its way through Level 1 of Shoppes Cotai Central daily from 4pm to 4.15pm. The characters and performers will interact with the crowd while dancing, waving and shaking hands along the parade route.

such as A-Ma Temple, Macau Tower, Sai Van Bridge, Maritime Museum, and Kum Iam Ecumenical Centre. The cruise departs the harbour three times a day – at 11.30am, 1pm, and 6pm – and brings passengers on a one-hour long ride that allows them to gain an appreciation of the city’s rich heritage. www.cruisemacau.com

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The Cartography and Cadastre Bureau’s Macau GeoGuide map (www.dscc.gov.mo/geoguide), which can be downloaded to PC and iPhone/iPad for free, enables you to view the city clearly, with specific focus on your current location and nearby attractions, giving area and distance measurements. Before you begin exploring the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macau, stop by the MGTO information counter in Senado Square and pick up the free Audio Guide. Available on a first come, first served basis, and with a modest returnable deposit of MOP200 (US$25), the mobile guide is available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, English, Japanese and Korean. Other tips: • The 24-hour Macau Tourism Hotline (853) 28333000 addresses your individual tourism queries in Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, English and Japanese. • Visit Macau’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ MY.Macau for more MGTO-organised activities and events that are taking place both in Malaysia and in Macau. Macau Day View

Travel Smart

Through the use of multimedia, interactive devices, and other technology, MGTO has provided visitors with tools to make their trip to Macau more convenient

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he Experience Macau App is a handy little resource for travellers to Macau. Launched by MGTO, the app offers a variety of information about Macau World Heritage Sites, museums and galleries, shopping, shows and entertainment, hotels and guesthouses etc. Visitors can use the ‘Plan Your Trip’ function and selfdesign their own travel itineraries, or follow the ‘Suggested Routes’ for sightseeing in Macau. They may also get information on various attractions instantly. The WH Macau App (www.macauheritage.net) pinpoints Macau’s Historic Centre sites, and – via 360-degree Google Maps and GPS – provides real-time multimedia

and interactive information, which can be downloaded for free from the Ruins of St Paul’s Tourist Information Desk in traditional and simplified Chinese, Portuguese and English. The Macau Sailings App (www.marine.gov.mo) – offered in traditional and simplified Chinese, Portuguese and English – provides real time sailing schedules, real time maritime traffic, and terminal and tide information. It is downloadable from App Store and Google Play. The Traffic Information App (www.dsat.gov.mo) – offered in Chinese and Portuguese with iPhone and Android versions – provides immediate traffic and transport information including bus routes, car parking and real time traffic images.

Your best travel companion while travelling in Macau! This app provides the most sought after information essential to you. Come to experience for yourself the various Touching Moments while staying in Macau.

Android Version

iOS Version

Visit us at WITM-MATTA FairMARCH KL September 2013 MATTA FAIR 2013 ,PWTC KL 1006-1008 at PWTC, HallHALL1, 4 @ 4135-4138

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Behold the Gem of Asia

In her quest to remain a single destination with multiple experiences to offer, Malaysia has been steadfast in ensuring that visitors always have something new to look forward to

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ccording to Department of Statistics Malaysia report, a total of 141.4 million domestic visitors recorded in 2012, a result of which generated RM48 billion. The number of domestic travellers had increased by 10.4 million from that of 2011, reflecting the fact that efforts to develop the industry further have been successful. In conjunction with Visit Malayisa Year 2014, both local and international tourists can look forward to even more excitement in Malaysia with new tourism events and attractions throughout the country!

ISLAND BLISS Malaysia has numerous beautiful islands that boast white powdery beaches and blue seas teeming with marine life. Among the popular islands are the ones off the coast of Terengganu (Kapas, Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Kecil, Gemia, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and Redang) and the Seribuat Archipelago, Johor, as well as the five islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park in Sabah. Some areas have been gazetted as marine parks and offer fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities such as Sipadan and Redang islands. For those who wish for peace and tranquility, there are islands that have only one resort operator, ensuring privacy and personal attention.

FAMILY FRIENDLY With many thrilling types of amusement parks and other family friendly attractions, Malaysia is ideal for families looking for wholesome and fun family vacations, especially with theme park attractions that will keep children happy and with adult activities like golfing and shopping. The newly opened Legoland theme park in Johor operates over 40 rides, shows, and attractions that has enthralled many a family. The first in Asia, it is

definitely worth checking out as other Legoland theme parks are located in far away countries like Denmark and London.

Images: Malaysia Tourism Board

BACK TO NATURE A huge part of Malaysia is still under rainforest cover. Trekking through million-year-old jungles may not be easy, but it offers a chance to spot exotic wildlife such as the elusive proboscis monkey, the orangutan and the Rafflesia flower. Our national parks are thick forests of verdant green, a habitat to tigers, elephants and rhinoceros, endangered and almost extinct in other parts of the world. While spotting these animals during a jungle trek would be a bonus, the sheer excitement of being deep in the middle of the rainforest is also an experience in itself. Those craving for adventure will also find it in Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo where beautiful caves, flowing rapids and mountains are waiting to be explored. Poring Hot Spring

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KELANTAN CITY TOUR 2 Days 1 Night from RM 250.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 3-star hotel (twin-sharing) Transportation: Transfers during tour Meals: 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner Tour: Siti Khadijah Market, Buluh Kubu Bazaar, Wakaf Che Yeh Night Market, Cultural Centre (Gelanggang Seni), State Museum, Handicraft Village. SYARIKAT PELANCONGAN YASKIN SDN. BHD. (KPL 1479) Tel: +609-744 3136 / 741 2650 / 741 2651 / 2657 Fax: +609-748 6585 E-mail: yaskintravel@gmail.com PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE 2 Days 1 Night from RM 300.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 3-star hotel (twin-sharing) Transportation: Transfers during tour Meals: 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner Tour – Pantai Sri Tujuh, Beijing Mosque, Nordin Batik, copper craft, wood carving SYARIKAT PELANCONGAN YASKIN SDN. BHD. (KPL 1479) Tel: +609-744 3136 / 741 2650 / 741 2651 / 2657 Fax: +609-748 6585 E-mail: yaskintravel@gmail.com TERRAPURI BIDONG DIVING PACKAGE 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 909.00 – RM 1389.00 (min. 4 adults) Accommodation: Terrapuri Heritage Village Transportation: Return boat transfer to Bidong Island with 2 x diving (without equipment), return land transfer to Merang Jetty Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner Activities: Diving at Bidong Island, complimentary usage bicycle for 2 hours TERRAPURI HERITAGE VILLAGE Tel: +609-624 5020 • Fax: +609-622 8093 E-mail: info@terrapuri.com Website: www.terrapuri.com PERLIS ADVENTURE PACKAGE 3 Days 2 Nights Dorm: from RM 129.00 per pax Quad: from RM 159.00 per pax Twin: from RM 199.00 per pax Accommodation: Perlis State Park Chalet Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Tour: Perlis State Park, Wang Burma Cave Activities: Jungle trekking, caving NAKAWAN TRAVEL AND TOURS SDN. BHD. (KPL 6647) Tel: +604-977 107 / 68 • Fax: +604-977 1069 E-mail: nakawanmalaysia@gmail.com LANGKAWI NATURE TOUR 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 435.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 4-star hotel Transportation: Return transfers from airport – jetty – hotel Meals: Breakfast, lunch Tour: Island Hopping, Langkawi City Tour (Cable Car / Waterfall / Eagle Square / Mahsuri Museum) & Mangrove River Cruise Activities: Swimming, trekking, etc. HONEYZONE HOLIDAYS & INNOVATION SDN. BHD. (KKKP 5635) Tel: +604-955 7732 • Fax: +604-966 5054 E-mail: sales@honeyzone-holidays.com / honeyzone-holidays@yahoo.com Website: www.honeyzone-holidays.com KEDAH HERITAGE TOUR 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 350.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 2 nights’ stay at hotel Meals: Breakfast included

MATTA SEPT 2013 PACKAGES Tour: Heritage site (on demand) – entrance fee included Activities: Sightseeing, shopping HONEYZONE HOLIDAYS & INNOVATION SDN. BHD. (KKKP 5635) Tel: +604-955 7732 • Fax: +604-966 5054 E-mail: sales@honeyzone-holidays.com / honeyzone-holidays@yahoo.com Website: www.honeyzone-holidays.com TUBA’S VILLAGE ENCHANTMENT 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 320.00 per pax (min. 4 pax) Accommodation: Hamid’s Chalet Transportation: Return hotel and boat transfer to Tuba Island Meals: Breakfast, lunch & BBQ dinner Activities: Tour to Tuba Island, visit a cave, herb garden, local village and observe the local folks catching fish, collecting shells, weaving dried pandanus leaves, making mats and other souvenirs. MORAHOLS TRAVEL SDN. BHD. (KPL 0870) Tel: +604-966 1155 • Fax: +604-966 6658 E-mail: moraholds@gmail.com PENANG HILL & GEORGE TOWN WORLD HERITAGE CITY 2 Days 1 Night from RM 493.00 per pax (min. 2 adults) Accommodation: 1night’s stay at hotel (twin-sharing) Transportation: Return airport transfer Meals: 1 x breakfast & 1 x hawker lunch Tour: Half-day tour of George Town by trishaw, nature walks at Botanical Garden and visit Penang Hill with funicular train ride JOUIS HOLIDAY TRAVEL & TOUR SDN. BHD. (KPL 5587) Tel / Fax: +604-261 8828 E-mail: enquiry@jouisholiday.com Website: www.jouisholiday.com PENANG FOODIE’S ESCAPADE 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 190.00 per pax (min. 4 adults) Accommodation: 2 nights’ stay at hotel (twin-sharing with breakfast) Transportation: Return airport transfer & tour Meals: Own expenses unless stated otherwise Tour: 3 hours‘ George Town tour plus hawker lunch, visit local food products industries Activities: Tours & local product shopping JOUIS HOLIDAY TRAVEL & TOUR SDN. BHD. (KPL 5587) Tel / Fax: +604-261 8828 E-mail: enquiry@jouisholiday.com Website: www.jouisholiday.com TAMAN NEGARA ADVENTURES & EXTREME PACKAGE 3 Days 2 Nights from RM280.00 per pax Accommodation: 2 nights Transportation: Boat transfer Meals: 2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch, 2 x dinner Activities: Night jungle walk, jungle trekking, canopy walkway, visit Orang Asli village (with tour guide) Excluded: Camera license (RM5/unit) DANZ TRAVEL & ADVENTURES SDN. BHD. (KPL 6374) Tel: +609-266 4269 Mobile: +6019-941 6151 (Mr. Rashdan) 4WD OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE & BEREMBUN WATERFALL Day Tour from RM 160.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Transportation: 4WD Ex – CRP Jeram Besu / Raub Meals: Packed lunch Tour: Raub – Berembun Waterfall, off-road adventure COUNTRYVIEW RECREATION PARK (JERAM BESU) SDN. BHD. (KPL 3648) Tel: +609-323 0230 / 210 • Fax: +609-323 0200 Website: www.countryviewadventure.com E-mail: sales@jerambesuresort.com Sales Department: +6019-988 0880 / +6019-988 0808 / +6019-955 0388 / +6017-934 4653

TAMAN NEGARA REAL INNER JUNGLE 4 Days 3 Nights RM500.00 per pax (min. 4 pax) Accommodation: 3 nights’ stay at hostel Transportation: NKS Coach & boat transfers (ex. Jerantut) Meals: 3 x breakfast, 3 x Lunch & 3 x Dinner Tour: Nature Guided Tour – Taman Negara & Gua Kota Gelanggi Activities: Cave Exploration, trekking, canopy walkway, Orang Asli village tour, boating Others: Inclusive of park entry permit, tents, cooking equipment & utensils NKS HOTEL & TRAVEL SDN. BHD. (KPL 2716) Tel: +609-266 4488 • Fax: +609-266 4801 E-mail: tamannegaranks@hotmail.com NIGHT RIDE PUTRAJAYA HALF-DAY PACKAGE Adult @ RM 150.00 per pax (min. 4 pax) Child @ RM 100.00 per pax Transportation: Drop-off either at Dataran Putra or Putrajaya Sentral Meals: Dinner at Umai by the Lakeside Restaurant Activities: Cycling along The Boulevard Putrajaya (inclusive of bicycle and helmet) and sightseeing via Cruise Tasik Putrajaya (Night Cruise) Note: Only available on Friday & Saturday INTER-ORIENT TRAVEL & TOURS SDN. BHD. (KKKP 4265) Putrajaya Maritime Centre Tel: +603-8888 7311 / 8888 7312 • Fax: +603-8888 7431 E-mail: hazali@iott.com.my Website: www.iott.com.my NATURE AT ITS BEST @ PAYA INDAH WETLANDS Half-Day Tour from RM 152.00 / pax (min. 10 pax) Transportation: Transfer from KLIA to Paya Indah Wetlands, one-way transfer to hotel in KL Meals: 1 x lunch Tour: Paya Indah Wetlands Activities: Cycling (7 km), hippo and crocodile feeding (inclusive of nature guide, bicycle and helmet rental) PESAKA TRAVEL & TOURS SDN. BHD. (KPL No. 6051) Tel: 603-6148 1855 / 1854 • Fax: 603-6148 1853 E-mail: pesaka.travel@gmail.com Website: www.pesakatravel.com SPLISH SPLASH FUN @ SUNWAY LAGOON 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 700.00 per pax (min. 4 pax) Accommodation: 2 nights’ stay at 3-star hotel Meals: 2 x breakfast, 1 x dinner on 2nd day Transportation: All transfers Included: 1-day Pass to Sunway Lagoon, i-City Shah Alam, entrance ticket to Sunway Lagoon, photo stop at i-City Shah Alam (City of Lights) PERMAI RANTAU SDN. BHD. (KPL 4269) Tel: +603-4270 2433 • Fax: +603-4270 3433 E-mail: info@permaitravel.com.my EXPERIENCE KUDAT LONGHOUSE / TIP OF BORNEO / KINABALU PARK & PORING HOT SPRING 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 590.00 per pax (min. 4 pax) Accommodation: Rungus Longhouse & Kinabalu Park Transportation: All transfers during tour Meals: All meals during tour & drinking water Tour: Rungus Longhouse, Tip Of Borneo, Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Excluded: Camera fee at Canopy Walk BORNEO TRAILS TOURS & TRAVEL SDN. BHD. (KPL 3961) Tel: +6088-235 900 / 245 900 • Fax: +6088-247 800 E-mail: enquiry@borneotrails.com , bernadette@borneotrails.com Website: www.borneotrails.com MOUNTAIN BREEZE, SUN & FUN 4 Days 3 Nights from RM 960.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: Provided Transportation: All transfers during tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner Tour: Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring, Sapi Island, Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Activities: Snorkelling, sightseeing, shopping Excluded: Airfares, snorkelling gears, tips, camera / video fee DYNAMIC TOURS TRAVEL & INCENTIVE SDN. BHD. (KPL/LN 5952) Tel: +6088-726 136 • Fax: +6088-727 136 Hotline: +6019-589 0777 / +6019-822 3377 E-mail: info@dynamic-tour.com Website: www.dynamic-tour.com SIPADAN ENCOUNTER 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 980.00 per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: Provided Transportation: Tours & other transfers Meals: Halal meals as stated Tour: City Tours, Sipadan, Mabul Activities: Snorkelling, island hopping, diving & as stated in the itinerary Excluded: Airfares, tips, camera / video fee, diving equipment & boat fees DYNAMIC TOURS TRAVEL & INCENTIVE SDN. BHD. (KPL/LN 5952) Tel: +6088-726 136 • Fax: +6088-727 136 Hotline: +6019-589 0777 / +6019-822 3377 E-mail: info@dynamic-tour.com Website: www.dynamic-tour.com SUNGAI TIMUN FIRE FLIES + SEREMBAN CULTURE + NATURE TOUR 2 Days 1 Night from RM 250.00 nett per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 1 night Transportation: Boat transfer to Sungai Timun, transfers to Seremban & Nature Tour Meals: Lunch at Tilapia House (famous dish: Tilapia Fish with Masak Lemak Cili Api) Tour: Flora & fauna along Sungai Timun, watching fireflies, visit state museum, fruit & vegetable farm CHARISMA VACATION SDN. BHD. (KPL 6747) Tel: +606-601 4021 / +6013-676 3911 Fax: +606-603 1539 E-mail: charismavacation@yahoo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/charisma.vacation KAMPUNG HOMESTAY PACKAGE 3 Days 2 Nights from RM 250.00 nett per pax (min. 2 pax) Accommodation: 1 night’s stay at homestay Transportation: All transfers Meals: Lunch at Tilapia House (famous dish: Tilapia Fish with Masak Lemak Cili Api) Tour: City Tour, Craft Complex, State Museum, village tour, fruit & vegetable farm Activities: City Tour, homestay activities, sightseeing CHARISMA VACATION SDN. BHD. (KPL 6747) Tel: +606-601 4021 / +6013-676 3911 Fax: +606-603 1539 E-mail: charismavacation@yahoo.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/charisma.vacation KUKUP CHALET & FRUIT FARM TOUR 2 Days 1 Night from RM 338.00 per pax Accommodation: 1 night’s stay at chalet Transportation: Return combi / coach transfers Singapore – Kukup - Singapore Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (BBQ) & tea break Tour: Kukup Fishing Village, Kelong Tour, Pulai Nature Fruit Farm, Shopping PRIMA SIERRA HOLIDAYS SDN. BHD. (KKKP 3483) Tel: +607-521 7087 • Fax: +607-521 7089 E-mail: sales@psholidays.com Website: www.psholidays.com TERMS & CONDITIONS: • All rates quoted are in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). • All payments must be made directly to the participating agents. Please verify with the respective agent prior to your booking confirmation. • Peak period surcharge may apply on school holidays, public holidays and festive seasons. • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information and prices contained herein are correct at the time of printing, prices are subject to change without further notice. • Tourism Malaysia shall not be held liable for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies which may occur. • All packages are valid until 31 December 2014.


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Baitul-Hilal Astronomy Complex Port Dickson

Fascinating Reasons To Visit Negeri Sembilan 1. BAITUL-HILAL ASTRONOMY COMPLEX PORT DICKSON Baitul Hilal Astronomy Complex is the best astronomical landmark for Muslims in this region. The observatory is equipped with a 609mm telescope which is the biggest in Malaysia. With unblocked views of the horizon, the observatory is a perfect spot for such a building. The result of a collaboration between the Endowment Department, Endowment and Hajj (Jawhar) and Negeri Sembilan Islamic Council (MAINS), the reconstruction of the RM30 million complex started on December 2009 and was completed on November 2011. This complex has become a significant resource and research centre for many activities such as star identifying, and research of planets and stars. Through these, it generates the development and progress of astronomy. There is a 3-star hotel nearby, consisting of 84 rooms and three apartments built to accommodate visitors and tourists. Another attraction is the solarium which is placed at the complex’s flatland to show the time according to the path of the sun. Other facilities available in the double-storey observatory are a hall that fits 200 people, a prayer room, office, classrooms, meeting room and a showcase room. Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson (MAINS Hotel Sdn Bhd) Baitul Hilal Complex Lot 4506 Batu 8, Jalan Pantai 71050 Port Dickson Negeri Sembilan Tel: +606-648 7888 Fax: +606-648 7999

Reserved Forest. The first founder of Ulu Bendul was by Tuan Tun Ismail, around the year 1917. He was a highly respected shaman and also known as Allah’s regent by local people around the area. He used the precinct as a sacred zone to protect the agricultural population around. Later, the location as taken over by Tuanku Muhammad as a recreational area for him where a rest house was built from a horse farm around 1920’s. As the location of this area is located at the hilt and mountains, making it look like a sill, he named this area as ‘Ulu Bendul’. This particular recreational forest is located at the Angsi Reserved Forest which includes the Lowland Dipterocarp Forest. The main attraction here is the 825m Mount Angsi which is a part of the Titiwangsa Range. To reach the top, one can start their hike by following Batang Terachi River. Activities suitable for this forest are trekking, picnicking, camping and sightseeing. The river flows in the middle of this forest and the rock formations that act as a stronghold and natural landscape

along the river makes this forest a unique location for visiting and bathing. Facilities such as camp site, chalet and other infrastructure have made this recreational forest an eco-tourism destination. It is located 20km away from both Kuala Pilah Town and Seremban. To reach here, one can use their own transport or even public transportation such as bus or taxi from Seremban. Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan Tel: +606-765 9801 Fax: +606-762 3711

3. NILAI 3 WHOLESALE CENTRE With 750 shop lots over 165 hectares, Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre is a one stop centre for wholesale shopping. It offers all sorts of items and clothes at reasonable prices. Located at Nilai 3, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, it can be accessed by following the North-South Expressway (NSE) and following the exit to Nilai/Pajam/KLIA. The distances from Kuala Lumpur, KLIA, and Nilai Toll are 45km, 25km, and 7km respectively. Visitors can also follow LEKAS highway which is only 8km away. Opened in December 2011, it caught the attention of tourists and quickly grew in popularity. According to data from Tourism Malaysia Negeri Sembilan in 2001, visitorship reached almost 10,000 people per day and the number has kept on increasing from year to year. Most of the shops here are selling goods like furniture,

2. ULU BENDUL RECREATIONAL FOREST. Built around 1970, Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest is located in Kuala Pilah, at compartments 45 and 52 of Mount Angsi

Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest

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Jempol, Teratak Za’ba is open to the public and is a well-known site for educational tourism in. The main building material is made from Cengal Wood (Neobalanacarpus Heimii) and the design remains as Negeri Sembilan Traditional House. The building features Malay Squirrels, screen curtains, lattices, verandah porch, platform and extension using mortise and peg. Lembaga Muzium Negeri Sembilan Tel: +606-763 1149 Fax: +606-761 5535

clothes, souvenirs, handcrafts, home decorations, lamp decorations, car accessories, textiles and many more. It is also very famous as a one stop centre for wedding accessories which are priced competitively and offer up-todate concepts. Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre Management Sdn Bhd Tel: +606-799 3883 Fax: +606-799 3503

Please come and visit us at Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board’s booth at Hall 3 (no.3071-3080) to get your holiday package and for more information. Tapak Kaki Hang Tuah

Teratak Za’Ba

Mount Datuk, Rembau

4. MOUNT DATUK, REMBAU. Mount Datuk is located in Rembau, approximately 21km away from Rembau Town and 15km from Tampin. This mountain is 2,900ft and possesses untouched flora and fauna. At the top of the mountain you can find footprints from the legend of Hang Tuah foot. It takes about two hours to reach the top. The peak of this mountain was once used by Dato Perpateh Nan Sebatang to gather customary chiefs and declare the title and the defending title of Dato’ Lembaga on 1372. There is a natural track to reach the top of the mountain and from there, one can see the Straits of Malacca during fine weather. At the mountain, together with cold and refreshing stream, there are wide camp sites, equipped with electrics, toilets, chalets and a multipurpose hall that can fit up to 150 people for motivational activities. Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan Tel: +606-765 9801 Fax: +606-762 3711

5. TERATAK ZA’BA The House of Za’ba or Teratak Za’ba celebrates the life of Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad (Za’ba), an icon of Malay literature that was born in Bukit Kerdas Village, Batu Kikir Jempol, Kuala Pilah District, Negeri Sembilan on 16 September 1895. Teratak Za’ba was successfully completed and was opened by Negeri Sembilan former Menteri Besar, YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Tan Sri Hj. Mohd Isa bin Dato’ Abdul Samad on 5th February 2001. Located in

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Celebrate Good Times!

Taiwan’s many colourful festivals and events paint a beautiful picture of its vibrant culture

LOVE IN ALISHAN – WEDDING UNDER SACRED TREE October 2, 2013 Romance fills the cool autumn air in early October as soon-to-be newlyweds participate in a joint wedding ceremony in the presence of ancient trees. Framed by a backdrop of two hearts wonderfully integrated into the surrounding greenery, and with countless roses and flower petals decorating the area, the lovely couples march through a flower arch, representing the beginning of a new stage in life, and the sweet flower stepway, which represents happiness, into a life of marital bliss as enduring as the trees themselves. In addition to providing the ultimate wedding set, Chiayi’s tourism resources, including bed and breakfasts, fine cuisine, local fine foods, traditional aborigine handicraft, agricultural specialty products, wedding businesses, and local specialty gifts contribute to the festive atmosphere and make sure all the guests are well cared for. www.alishanwedding.com.tw

TAIWAN HOT SPRING & FINE-CUISINE CARNIVAL October 2013-January 2014 The arrival of winter is accompanied by Taiwan’s peak hot spring season. With temperatures dropping to freezing levels, locals and foreigners escape to the warmth and comfort of the hot springs. In 2007, the Tourism Bureau,

Love in Alishan – Wedding Under Sacred Tree

Ministry of Transportation and Communication combined two touristic resources – the unique healthcare aspects of thermal springs and the demand for a modern, healthy diet – to integrate Taiwan’s thermal springs and gourmet cuisine to create the ‘Taiwan Hot Spring Fine-Cuisine Carnival’. Every year, the country is whipped into hot spring frenzy as the event takes centre stage. Each of Taiwan’s 17 thermal spring areas take turns to be the launching location of the event. To add to the festivities, the hot spring areas organise a series of hot spring/fine-cuisine events and to help bring the community close together. www.taiwanhotspring.net

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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION December 31, 2013 Counting down the New Year is a truly special experience. Not to be outdone by the fireworks and performances you see in Sydney, or the lowering of the ball in Times Square in New York City, Taipei’s celebration is a star-studded event that puts the city squarely on the global stage. As the countdown reaches the final stage, the iconic Taipei 101 building turns into a gigantic New Year’s Eve countdown clock as it lights up floor by floor. Following the turn of the year, fireworks are immediately set off as celebrities join the crowd in ushering in the new year with a variety of activities and performances. Sun Moon Lake International Fireworks And Music Festival

Visit us at Hall 4, booth no. 4101-4120 for more info.

SUN MOON LAKE INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL October 2013 Come October, visitors to the famous Sun Moon Lake will witness the sky above the lake illuminate with colourful streaks of light. Now into its sixth year, the Sun Moon Lake International Fireworks and Music Festival is a spectacular event that is staged annually. The highlight of the event is the fireworks that are set off in grand fashion, and accompanied by classical music, on October 10, Taiwan’s National Day. During the course of the festival, a series of concerts – such as performances by local singers, large symphony orchestras, famous overseas groups, and native Taiwanese opera troupes – as well as fireworks shows attract a large audience every year. A measure of the popularity of the event is the difficulty in making hotel reservations and buying tickets for the shows if you don’t plan early.

Taiwan Cycling Festival

TAIWAN CYCLING FESTIVAL November 2013 Sparked by a local movie, Island Etude, a cycling craze spread throughout Taiwan and entered the bucket list of many men and women in the country. Aware of this burgeoning interest in two-wheeled travel, the Tourism Bureau conceptualised a whole series of events under the ‘Taiwan Cycling Festival’, inviting the public to get on their saddles and take to the roads. The event takes advantage of Taiwan’s excellent highway system and superb topography; cyclists will be able to appreciate Taiwan’s magnificent landscape as they travel along their route. Each year, the ‘Taiwan Cycling Festival’ attracts an ever-increasing crowd of local as well as overseas participants who experience the beauty of Taiwan’s mountains and lakes while on their bicycles. taiwanbike.tw

New Year’s Eve Celebration


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The Wonders of Extreme Istanbul

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stanbul, once known as the capital of capital cities, has many unique features. It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been a capital during two consecutive empires. Visiting Istanbul invites you into a world where ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asia and Europe & mystical and earthly all co-exist. Istanbul is well known for its picturesque scenery that makes it a fantastic place to visit. Among these places are beautiful palaces where powerful sultans used to live.

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST One of the most astounding and popular places to visit in Istanbul is Topkapi Palace, the symbolic and political centre of the Ottoman Empire in between the 15th and 19th centuries. It stands on the tip of land where the Golden Horn, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus come together, and is a maze of buildings centered around a series of courtyards, typical of Islamic tradition. Such is the complexity of each building - it will take many hours in order to be explored properly. Unlike any European Palace, its architecture is predominantly Middle Eastern in character.

Dolmabahçe Palace

ABSOLUTE MAJESTY Dolmabahçe Palace has a level of luxury, which has not presented in most other palaces, with walls and ceilings decorated with gold and European art from the period. Top quality silk and wool carpets, Southeast Asian handmade artifacts, and crystal candlesticks adorn every room. The men’s hamam (public bath) is adorned with alabaster marble, and the harem also contains the Sultan’s bedrooms and the women and servants’ divisions. One of the highlights is the throne room, which stands at an amazing 36-metres high – almost twice the height of the rest of the rooms. The east wing is home to the Museum of Fine Arts.

GLORY FOR SULTANS, LUXURY FOR TOURISTS The most picturesque spots along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn were reserved for the Çıragan Palace. The Istanbul Dolmabahçe Palace

Ortaköy Bosphorus

Beylerbeyi Palace

huge palace was constructed by architect Serkis Balyan in 1871, as appointed by Sultan Abdul Aziz, from the ruins of the old palace. The rooms were decorated with rare carpets, furniture, gold and silver. Now, it is Istanbul’s premier luxury hotel where you can spend the night to experience royalty in its glory.

THE THRONE THAT TESTED TIME Beylerbeyi Palace is decorated with Bohemian chandeliers, valuable tiles and ceramic vases. Silver-edged furniture and luxurious carpets add something to the beauty. Even till today the authentic furniture, carpets, curtains and other property have been well preserved and well kept.

A STROLL DOWN THE PALACE PARK This vast park consists of mansions, gardens and lakes, the whole area surrounded by high walls, and all set in a superb hillside location. Popular at weekends and holidays with locals, it offers one of the few green areas within the city centre, and is a great place for walking, relaxing and eating. There is a steep walk up the hill from Ciragan Caddesi up to the first pavilion, but rewards are cooling breezes and sweeping views of the Bosphorus. Come now and experience what it’s like to be a sultan yourself. It’s all here at Extreme Turkey. Please visit us at Hall 4, booth no. 4121-4130 or our website at www.turkeytourism.com.my for more info today!


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The Rail Experience

Run out of holiday ideas? Travel by rail with Rail Europe for a truly unique experience

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ravelling by train is a unique experience. With Rail Europe, you can choose from a wide range of trains to suit all your travel needs. From high speed day trains operating at 320km/h, night trains – authentic hotels-on-wheels – or scenic trains offering incredible vistas, every train offers something special for you. With Rail Europe, you can enjoy the ease, comfort and freedom of train travel at attractive prices. Rail Europe is the world’s leading rail distribution organisation, offering a wide range of rail products for a complete European and Non-European Experience in more than 45 countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and Africa/Middle East. In Europe, Rail Europe offers rail coverage across 26 countries, namely United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Finland, Turkey, Greece and Austria. Beyond Europe, the rail distribution network covers USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and India. The high-speed trains convey passengers from city centre to city centre without the hassle of airport transfers or wasted time. These trains include AVE (Spain), Eurostar (Britain, France, Belgium), Frecciarossa/Frecciargento & Italo (Italy), ICE (Germany), TGV (France), Thalys (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany), Lyria (France & Switzerland), Allegro (Finland) and X2000/X3000 (Sweden).

PLANNING FOR A RAIL TRIP A little bit of planning can mean a lot more creative travelling. Whether it’s only for a day trip, for a week or for a month, between two cities only, through one or several countries, Rail Europe offers a wide selection of rail products, from rail passes to ‘point-to-point’ tickets, rail cruises and ready-made packages which include travel and accommodation. Rail passes allow travel on European trains in a specific geographic area for a specific number of days. These days can be ‘consecutive’ (ie five days in a row) or not (ie travel any day within a longer period of time for up to two months). Eurail Select and Global passes can include rail travel in three to 24 European countries on a single pass. And one country and regional rail passes offer extensive travel within specific countries or regions. Other regional rail passes include BritRail Passes, European East Pass, Balkan Flexipass and Central Europe Triangle Pass. Rail Europe also offers passes in Australia, Korea, Japan, Canada and USA. Rail tickets allow travel for one-way or round-trip journeys between cities.

Sleeping accommodations are available on overnight trains such as City Night Line (Germany), Thello (Italy) or Elipsos (Spain, France, Italy). City sightseeing tours, such as city passes (Berlin, London, Paris, Rome), wine-and-cheese tasting and hop-on hop-off bus tours are very popular. Rail Europe also offers a range of attractive packages. Swiss packages are free and easy unescorted tours which combine transport and hotel accommodation, allowing travellers to enjoy unique panoramic views of the beautiful Swiss landscape with the scenic trains – Glacier Express, GoldenPass Line, Bernina Express,

Wilhelm Tell Express and Chocolate Train. Other rail packages include Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer, the most spectacular train trip in the world, and The Buddhist Special Train, which offers a spiritual tour of Buddhist India. For more information, please contact your preferred travel agents or us at 03-2141 3080 or email raileurope@pacificworld.travel GSA : PACIFIC WORLD TRAVEL SDN BHD Level 6, Office Tower, No 1, Jalan Nagasari (Off Jalan Raja Chulan), 50200 Kuala Lumpur.


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The Equatorial Way

With discounted vouchers, giveaway deals, and enticing packages, Equatorial offers the best value for money for a Cameron Highlands getaway

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quatorial Cameron Highlands, perched at 1,628 metres above sea level, surrounded by majestic mountains and gentle undulating valleys, is the only resort situated at the highest accessible point of highlands. Spread over 13 acres, the Tudor styled resort offers 81 attractive, self-contained low rise apartment suites and 269 newly renovated superior rooms, deluxe rooms and suites in the hotel tower that offers breath taking views of the highlands landscape. Complemented with the familiar Equatorial touch of warmth and hospitality combined with the serene atmosphere, we invite you to come and experience this ultimate highland getaway with a refreshing difference.

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RM88 GIVEAWAY DEAL RM88 Giveaway Deal. Discounted rates start from RM208++ per room per night with daily RM88.00nett Food and Beverage spending credit, also accorded per room per night basis. Unused credit will be refunded at 50% of its value upon departure. With the new Simpang Pulai Route, travel time is shortening by one hour, it is less winding hence making the drive easy and fun.

HONEYMOON PACKAGE Treasure special moments with your love one at the New Journey together being “One”. Equatorial Cameron Highlands Honeymoon Package starts from RM888.00++ per package inclusive of 2 nights’ accommodation in a suite room, strawberry platter with chocolate dip and welcome drink upon arrival, candle light dinner at the romantic Cricket Bistro. Come and visit us for more details at PWTC, Hall 3, booth no. 3211-3212.

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Fun For The Family

Resorts World Sentosa’s many family-friendly attractions have just gotten even better.

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estled in the island resort of Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) removes guests from the hustle and bustle of busy Singapore, while engaging them in countless activities that are unique to the country. The 49-hectare integrated resort offers a range of luxurious modern hotels, a casino, specialty retail stores, a spanking new aquarium, and sprawling theme parks. Although still relatively new, RWS’ commitment to customer satisfaction have seen its facilities upgraded consistently, and its list of attractions and activities constantly evolving.

UNDER THE SEA ADVENTURE One of the latest additions to RWS is the Marine Life Park’s (MLP) S.E.A. Aquarium, which has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the largest aquarium, and with the largest acrylic viewing panel. The aquarium is home to more than 800 species of animals that number a total of more than 100,000 housed in 42.8 million litres of water. The centrepiece of the aquarium is the Open Ocean habitat, where the world’s largest acrylic panel separates viewers from giant manta rays, goliath groupers, leopard sharks, and other rare marine species. In the middle of this year, MLP rolled out ‘Ultimate Marine Encounters’, a series of programmes that allowed guests to participate in immersive encounters. The ‘Open Ocean Dive’ allows certified divers to explore the Open Ocean habitat and swim with 50,000 fishes of more than 80 different species. The ‘Sea Trek Adventure’ takes it a step further by allowing even non-swimmers to experience an underwater adventure in the world’s largest aquarium. This hour-long programme includes a 20-minute underwater helmet diving experience that lets guests breathe with ease as they descend into the Open Ocean habitat. The ‘Shark Encounter’ brings guests face-to-face with the apex predators of the seas. Thrice daily, guests will be able to descend inside a cylindrical acrylic enclosure, taking in a 360-degree view of hammerhead, sandbar, black-tip reef sharks and other shark species swimming around and beneath their feet.

ALL-NEW SESAME STREET RIDE Introduced in March of this year, the ‘Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase’ theme park ride in Universal Studios Singapore (USS) brings the whole family on a highflying adventure with a zany science-fiction inspired plot, coupled with signature Sesame Street comedic style and music. The ride features 12 characters from the Sesame Street family including Super Grover and Elmo. The ride is the newest addition to USS’ Sesame Street experience. Since May 2012, Big Bird and friends have called the New York zone home, with live shows taking place daily along New York Street. A themed retail store – Big Bird’s Emporium – and a Sesame Street school bus with parkexclusive merchandise, have also made their way to the zone.

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Launched in 2011, the region’s largest and most elaborate Halloween event will return this year with even more thrills and frights set amid original storylines. Expect a spine-chilling line-up of intricate haunted houses and immaculately themed scare zones. A seasonal Monster Rock Show special will also debut at the theme park this October, with new song and dance presentations specially choreographed for Halloween. ‘Monster Rock Halloween Edition’ will be staged on event nights, and other selected rides and attractions will also be operating, including Transformers The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle and Shrek 4-D Adventure. A new microsite has also been launched at www. halloweenhorrornights.com.sg, giving fans an exclusive peek into the event experience. This site includes interactive games, detailed descriptions of each scare zone and a survival guide to Halloween Horror Nights 3. Halloween Horror Nights 3 runs for 10 nights over four weekends, from 11 – 12 October, 18 – 19 October, 25 – 26 October and 31 October to 3 November 2013, from 7pm to 1am each evening. The theme park will close earlier on event nights at 5.30pm during this period. Please visit us at Hall 3 , Booth No. 3222-3223, 3228-3231 for more info.


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Golden Temple Punjab

The Guru Of India Tours

If you’re looking for an entire holiday package to the Indian subcontinent, Star Travel offers unrivalled value and quality. GOLDEN TRIANGLE & KAMASUTRA SPA

PUNJAB HERITAGE

mbark on a journey of passion and eroticism when you journey through Kamasutra, where you will encounter some of the most beautiful temples in all of India. Intricately carved and delicately designed, these temples are made from pink and yellow sandstone and depict some controversial but gorgeous scenes of men and women in passionate postures. Following this, take a trip to the famous Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is universally admired. The awesome work of architectural art immortalises one man’s love for his late wife and combines elements of different architectural styles.

For the complete Northern India holiday, this exclusive package is hard to beat. Gain an intimate appreciation of local culture with a trek that takes you through a mystery village, where you can see firsthand how the Punjabi forefathers used to live. Set in idyllic territory and boasting scenic hilltop views, the village offers visitors a rare sense of serenity. After this, pay obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar or the Golden Temple. Then travel to the Waggah Border where sounds of laughter and cheering echo through the crowd as you witness the changing of the guards. The tour also includes a trip to Shimla, the site of many movies, and Kashmir, a place of snowcapped mountains and green valleys.

Comprehensive sightseeing tours • UNESCO World Heritage Sights • Historic Delhi • Agra known for the Taj Mahal • The royal city of Jaipur • Kamasutra Sex Temples at Khajuraho • The abandoned 16th century town “Fatehpur Sikri” • The awe-inspiring Taj Mahal • Charm of exploring the Indian busy streets and bazaars while riding a rickshaw (tricycle) in Delhi • Elephantback excursion to Amber Fort • Fully escorted by experienced English speaking National Tour Guide • Happening dinners

Rose Garden, Chandigarh, Village Tour, Shopping, Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Simla, Kashmir, Fully escorted by experienced English speaking National Tour Guide • Happening dinners • A delightful and thrilling shopping experience • Indepth knowledge on rich Sikh culture, traditions, arts & crafts, history, heritage, religions and much more.

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ABOUT STAR TRAVEL With 40 years of experience acquired in understanding the Indian subcontinent, Star Travel offers customers unique packages with the best of both prices as well as experiences. As a specialist of this part of the world, Star Travel is constantly working on new destinations according to the latest hot spots and must-see attractions, and combining cities, architecture, history, and food to make unique holiday packages. Its competence in this area is also punctuated by its comprehensive option list. Whether you are in search of adventure in the form of a safari tour, on the trail of history, culture and religion, or just craving for a relaxing beach holiday, Star Travel is ready to offer highly customised itineraries in order to satisfy customers’ needs. In addition, its years of operation have enabled the company to establish long term relationships with Indian partners to create high-value propositions which are carried forward to customers.

CORPORATE TRAVEL Star Travel’s commitment to service excellence extends to its dedication to fast response times! The company has invested in a 24-hour automated response system backed by an experienced and dedicated team. Star Travel takes note of customers’ individual needs and is even able to negotiate corporate deals with airlines on their behalf. Also, the interactive self-booking travel tool enables clients to receive travel updates through their smart mobile devices. In short, Star Travel, with their dynamic and integrated business travel solutions, is the perfect business travel partner that meets all customers’ requirements, whatever their businesses may be. For more details about our travel tool, get a FREE demonstration at your office. Call Star Travel today!


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The Perfect Plan – Sedunia Travel

travel packages offered lets you explore and discover the world for much less than you’ve imagined. So, there’s really no reason for you to wait – start packing now.

WEDDINGS IN MALDIVES Pristine sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, romantic sunsets...there’s no place like it. That’s why most people choose to ‘seal the deal’ here. Sounds simple – sure, but planning a wedding is more than enough to make you think twice about saying, ‘I do’. Yes, it’s hectic and at moments, painful. But the team at Sedunia Travel have devised a set of packages for the lovebirds that can make all the trouble seem worthwhile. The offer includes a session at Angsana Velavaru’s award-winning spa, the best antidote to loosen you up before the big day or set the pace for your honeymoon. Visit us at Hall 1, booth no.1313-1332 & Hall 2, booth no.2057-2060 for more details.

Whether you are living it up, travelling on a budget, or planning for the ultimate romantic getaway, Sedunia Travel is the answer!

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lanning a perfect getaway is never easy. There are many things to take into account; time, budget and accommodation are only a few of the things to consider. But travel should never be stressful, and in true character, the people at Sedunia Travel aim to please. Not only will we ensure a hassle-free vacation, we make it worth your while with our special offers. And in conjunction with MATTA Fair, we’ve got some great travel deals that will change the way you think and how you go about planning your travels.

GLOBUS Globus has redefined the travel experience – a guided tour that features leisure and comfort. With experienced Tour Directors and destinations to more than 70 countries, a

Globus vacation offers you a worry-free way of travel. With Globus, comfort is key; the experts will manage all the logistics that comes with planning your vacation, so you can indulge in all the best experiences that your destination has to offer. Top it off with up-to-date finishings like WiFi for our coaches, and you get the perfect way to travel. All you have to do is show up and enjoy one of over 200 tours.

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Travelling with a Cause Tour with Worldspan, a travel establishment that encompasses values aimed at protecting public interests and the natural environment.

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ollowing a change of management in 2012, Worldspan has quickly caught the attention of the eco-tourism market. The company aims to enable their clients to achieve a sense of fulfillment by discovering new horizons and through fresh experiences, while respecting the balances between businesses and local communities, and between man and nature. Worldspan also exists as part of a larger corporate company and is strongly dedicated to preserving the sustainability of its destinations without compromising the quality of its trips, and ensuring the locals reap the economic benefits of tourism directly.

RESPONSIBLE TOURISM Worldspan’s commitment to Corporate Social

Responsibility and Responsible Tourism involves four main areas: Community Connections, Habitat and Species Protection, Waste Reduction, and Resource Conservation. Throughout its years of operation, the company has displayed an unwavering devotion to these beliefs. In maintaining a connection with the local community, the company extends assistance by providing food and holding charity events for organisations such as The Association for the Deaf of Penang and Malaysian Association for the Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children. It conducts many of its tours by trishaw instead of machinated vehicles so that guests may gain an appreciation for the dying art of trishaw pulling and contribute towards its conservation. Worldspan also raises awareness and obtains funding for endangered animals. in 2009, its parent company launched a partnership with Orangutan Appeal UK to help the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, which rescues, rehabilitates, and releases the apes back into their natural habitats. As part of their initiative for waste management, the company is disciplined in reducing, reusing, and recycling and

encourages the use of recycle bags and the elimination of the usage of disposable utensils. Hotel and resort partners of preference are those that are environmentally friendly, such as those that employ water treatment plants. Some of the tours offered by Worldspan utilise mass transportation in an effort to facilitate energy conservation. As part of its ceaseless efforts to help sustain the environment, the company is also an active participant of several tree planting programmes in Peninsular Malaysia and in Borneo. Worldspan welcomes any corporate company or individual who wishes to join hands with them to give back to nature and our local communities. Visit us at Hall 3, Booth no. 3026 for more info.

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from tiny fishing boats to oil tankers, and the area now has more lighthouses per mile of coastline than anywhere in Europe. For Thomas Joncour, a surfing instructor born in the fishing village of Penmarc’h, it’s the frisson of wildness that sets Finistère’s coast apart. ‘Bretons are an ocean people,’ he explains, ‘and our coastline is precious to us. Even though we know the sea can be dangerous, unpredictable, even cruel, we respect it and understand it. It has claimed many lives, but it’s part of who we are.’ As he talks, he watches white-capped waves wash in past the Pointe de la Torche, breaking onto an arc of amber sand and marram-spiked dunes that disappears north towards the shimmering horizon. Unsurprisingly given its treacherous history, Finistère’s coast is alive with myths and legends. On All Souls’ Day, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013

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A soft wind is stirring through the heather on the Pointe du Van, carrying with it a chorus of ocean sounds – cackling seabirds, rolling waves and booming surf. Overhead, gulls and gannets ride the thermals or roost in noisy colonies on the cliff faces. Along the coast path, walkers stroll through thickets of gorse, stopping occasionally to raise their binoculars skywards or peer gingerly over the cliff edge into the foaming waves 90m below. Reaching out into the open Atlantic, this rocky finger of Finistère (literally, ‘the end of the land’) is as far west as you can go in mainland France. Battered by swells and gales, its coastline traces a zig-zag contour along France’s western edge. The coast is stark and wild, a place of fissured cliffs, lonely headlands and hidden reefs. It’s also infamous as a ships’ graveyard: hundreds of vessels have foundered here,

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SOCIAl REAlISm 17 For a glimpse of Stalin’s influence, take a 30-minute tram ride to Nowa Huta – a former showcase Communist town. This slightly surreal suburb, with its monumental architecture, axial avenues and residential units, has a workaday feel, fascinating political memorials, an emerging arts scene and a colossal steelworks (english.nh.pl). Deborah Vernon

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the spirits of drowned sailors and suicidal lovers are said to gather on the sandy cove known as the Baie des Trépassés, while the mythical drowned city of Ys is believed to lie beneath the waves off the nearby Pointe du Raz. On still evenings, some say that you can hear the tolling of its church bells carried in on the ocean breeze. These days, Finistère is better known for its fauna than its folklore. The cliffs are home to some of France’s biggest seabird colonies and to endangered species such as the chough and the guillemot, both of which can often be seen gliding around the bird reserve of Cap Sizun. In summer, the headlands light up with pink thrift and

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Kraków’s first boutique hotel, the Hotel Pugetów 14 , stands next to the 19th-century neo-Renaissance palace of that name and offers seven rooms and suites with individual identities. Think embroidered bathrobes, black-marble baths and a fabulous silver-service cellar restaurant (00 48 12 432 4950; donimirski.com; ul Starowi slna ´ 15a; from £110). Setting new standards for accommodation in Poland, the 53-room Hotel Stary 15 is housed in an 18th-century aristocratic residence that really exudes charm (00 48 12 384 0808; stary.hotel.com.pl; ul Szczepa nska ´ 5; from £198).

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Sleep The stylish Klezmer-Hois 11 has been restored to its pre-war, Jewish character, and has 10 rooms, each decorated differently, although the cheaper rooms don’t have private bathrooms. There’s a good Jewish restaurant on site, plus an art gallery and live music every night (00 48 12 411 1245; klezmer.pl; ul Szeroka 6; from £60). The Hotel Pod Wawelem 12 , at the foot of Wawel and overlooking the river, has just been renovated. The 48 rooms are generously proportioned and look either onto the river or the castle – you can see both from the rooftop café (00 48 12 46 2626; hotelpodwawelem.pl; Plac Na Groblach 22; from £63). Get away from the crowds at the beautifully appointed Hotel Petrus 13 , close to Park Skaly Twardowskiego and its lake, about 1½ miles southwest of the city. The 27 rooms are modern, and there’s a cosy lounge with a log fire, as well as a sauna, gym, restaurant and beer garden (00 48 12 269 2946; petrus.net.pl; ul Pietrusi nskiego ´ 12; from £70).

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BEST FOR ART workshops of The former factory now part of 798 Art District are Peruse Beijing’s art community. at highlight modern Chinese art Beijing and galleries White Space Beijing Tokyo Art Projects subway to (10am-6pm; take the then bus Dongzhimen station, 909 to Dashanzi Lukounan).

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