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Australia’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road

MY Guide to Singapore ■ Interview with explorer Mike Horn ■ Delhi in pictures ■ Chef Daniel Yap

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Contents EXPLORE | The Great Ocean Road 36

VISIT VICTORIA

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Australia’s most scenic marathon offers more than just a run

Navigator GP ON THE WEB

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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THE MAIL ROOM

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THREE TO WATCH

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | SEE

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

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Tiny Singapore punches above its weight

Our in-flight movie recommendations Events taking place this month

What’s trending in the world of dining Hospitality news and options

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Photobook 46 Delhi, India

Gizmos + Gadgets 68 Coolest gadgets to have

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Chef’s Cut 58

Daniel Yap of Pop Up Dining KL

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in profile | Joey Leong

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Malaysian actress shares her Lunar New Year rituals and the importance of family The rise of the male grooming business

South African-born Swiss is the quintessential explorer

Sambutan Chap Goh Meh dan tradisi melontar buah oren untuk mendapatkan jodoh Lotions, potions, spas, and more The globetrotter’s styling guide

Your in-flight entertainment guide Events in Malaysia and around the world

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Safety + service info 79 Where we fly

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Towering at 5,200 metres above sea level in the Cusco region of Peru, Vinicunca’s colourful landscape looks like a surrealist painting. The unique geologic formation boasts alternating stripes of lavender, turquoise and terracotta, earning it the moniker ‘Rainbow Mountain’. It is a popular day-trip attraction for visitors in town to visit nearby Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. More adventurous travellers can opt to hike the Ausangate trail to see stunning vistas of the countryside with grazing llamas and alpacas along the way.

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Melbourne’s Vibrant Bar Scene Known as Australia’s second largest city and cultural capital, Melbourne has a buffet of choices when it comes to drinking spots, with something to suit every mood and budget. Fancy a tipple under a giant mushroom? Enter Storyville, a fairytale-themed bar inspired by children’s books and classic literature. Find a hidden spot called Ponyfish Island underneath a pedestrian bridge, or play bartender at Hopscotch where they give you a DIY cocktail kit.

10 Travel Experiences You Can’t Miss In 2018 Make 2018 a year like no other for your travel escapades. Instead of done and dusted tourist spots, plan a trip to these destinations for unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime. Manifest your inner Indiana Jones and explore archaeological sites in Chile, swim with dolphins in the waters off islands in Portugal, or sail on an Arctic ‘safari’ to see polar bears, caribou, whales and walruses.

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Editor’s Note

This year, I’m contemplating challenging myself to a full marathon. It will likely be my one and only attempt, so it must be held at a phenomenal location – in my opinion, one that will give me an added excuse for a vacation. I am sure I will be more motivated this way. I researched and some of the best marathons worth travelling for are in Rome, London, Berlin, New York, Napa Valley, Vancouver and the French Riviera. Closer to home, though, the Great Ocean Road run is Australia’s most scenic. It offers seven distances, from the 1.5-kilometre Kid’s Gallop to the 60-kilometre Ultra Marathon, and takes runners (and walkers, too) past stunning views of the coast from Lorne to Apollo Bay. The marathon has become so popular that organisers have turned it into a running festival with activities for the whole family, including kite flying, yoga, free movie screenings, live music and others. If you want to know more about what you can do along the route from Melbourne, which is the closest airport, to one of the starting points in the race, do read our story on pages 36-41. goingplacesmagazine.com | 8 | February 2018

If you are not inclined to do the heavy lifting yourself and prefer to read about other people’s adventures, you should really check out our interview with explorer Mike Horn on pages 32-34. Tales of his incredible feats, such as the unsupported 57-day trek across Antarctica, will literally leave your jaw on the floor. He is absolutely inspiring, though personally, I think you’d have to be a little bit crazy to do the kind of stuff he has.

Julie Goh Editor

I picked up running rather late in life, and only after I underwent a major health crisis. When I recovered, I tried my best to live a healthier life consisting of exercise, eating in moderation and most importantly, having a different perspective on life. Like it or not, your priorities will change when you are given a second chance in life. I’ve been running now for 10 years. I started slow, first running for 20 minutes each time, then 30. Then I increased the pace and challenged myself to run for 45 minutes. I was stuck here for quite a while but now I run 10 kilometres in 65 minutes. A few years ago, I started running in marathons. I don’t do the full 42 kilometre run. My longest run was for a half marathon. I finished in two hours and 22 minutes.

Ethnic Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year on 16 February. This year, we decided to break a little from tradition. Instead of featuring must-have new year dishes, we decided to find out how popular Malaysian actress Joey Leong celebrates the Lunar New Year. Then in our Bahasa Malaysia section, we look at the single ladies’ age-old tradition of throwing mandarin oranges into the sea, or in Kuala Lumpur’s case, into the Taman Jaya lake, in the hope of finding their true love in the new year. In recent years, single men have reciprocated by throwing bananas. I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing them all the best. I hope you find these stories a joy to read. Wherever you are flying to this month, safe travels, and Gong Xi Fa Cai!. ■

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War Hero Jailed and tortured by occupying Japanese forces, the story of Sybil Kathigasu is one of courage and conviction under extreme circumstances.

towns that dot the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. But during the Japanese occupation in the Second World War, it was a key nerve point for the underground resistance. Sybil Kathigasu, wife, mother, nurse and, later, war hero, moved to Papan just days before Japanese troops marched into Perak’s capital of Ipoh, where she and her husband, Abdon Clement Kathigasu, a doctor, had been operating a clinic. The couple helped guerrillas hiding in the Malayan jungles just beyond Papan with food, medicine and information, and treated their injuries. The couple kept a shortwave radio concealed, tuning in to forbidden broadcasts. As food became scarce and inflation soared, Sybil worked to keep her family and friends fed through a combination of relentless effort and resourcefulness. Heeding the call for food security by the Japanese occupiers, she planted vegetables and added a bamboo fence, ostensibly to protect the vegetable plot. The house the couple lived in became a calling point for injured Malayan People's AntiJapanese Army guerrillas who were treated in secret. The house itself was adapted ingeniously; the tall bamboo fence helped people approach the house unseen from the main street, and a small room at the back was fashioned into an operating theatre. The couple's efforts put them at risk. The Japanese ruled in a climate of fear and sought information through a network of informants. Stories about their brutality were also spreading fast. In 1943, Sybil and her husband were betrayed to the Kempeitai, the military police of the

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Sybil endured spells in solitary confinement, was forced to watch her husband being beaten, and in one particularly low point, her daughter Dawn was the pawn in a Japanese official's sadistic game of mental torture.

Japanese Imperial army. First her husband and later Sybil were arrested, accused of treason for collaborating with anti-Japanese guerrillas, a crime punishable by death. In the months that followed, they suffered barbaric torture as their interrogators sought to extract information from them. In her unfinished autobiography, No Dram of Mercy, written after the end of the war, Sybil talks about her torture. “They seemed desirous of battering the truth out of my body. Each unsatisfactory answer I gave – and they were all unsatisfactory – was followed by a dose of intense physical pain, administered in varying quantities and many different forms,” she writes. “They would run needles into my fingertips below the nail, while my hands were held firmly, flat on the table; they heated iron bars on a charcoal brazier and applied them to my legs and back; they ran a stick between the second and third fingers of both my hands, squeezing my fingers together and holding them firmly in the air while two men hung from the ends of the cane, making a see-saw of my hands and tearing the flesh between my fingers," she continues.

Sybil endured spells in solitary confinement, was forced to watch her husband being beaten, and in one particularly low point, her daughter Dawn was the pawn in a Japanese official's sadistic game of mental torture. He threatened to lower the sevenyear-old whom he had suspended from a tree into a fire below to make Sybil talk. Mother and daughter were saved by the intervention of another officer.

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The Japanese found Sybil guilty of treason and sentenced her to life imprisonment, but by then the war was already nearing its end. In poor health, Sybil was freed in August 1945 and was later brought to Britain for treatment. While there, she underwent numerous treatments but she never fully recovered. She succumbed to complications from the injuries she sustained on 12 June 1948. Sybil, born Sybil Daly on 3 September 1899 to an Irish-European planter and a FrenchEurasian midwife in Medan on the island of Sumatra in today's Indonesia, was awarded the George Medal, the highest British honour for bravery, in 1947. Apa Dosaku: The Sybil Kathigasu Story is showing onboard. Check your in-flight entertainment system for channel information.

During my flight to Kota Kinabalu, I read the September edition of Going Places and came across the article ‘War Hero’. It would be great if this column can be maintained in every edition of the magazine since Malaysia Airlines is our national carrier. Besides providing a service, flying locals and tourists everywhere, the airline would indirectly be providing knowledge about Malaysia’s history. KAIRUL NIZAM BIN ABD MALEK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Just done watching the movie Ola Bola, and I am reading Going Places while the crew is serving pies. I am distracted by their banter, one joking that we’ll all soon become Popeyes for eating the spinach pie, while another is asking his teammate for help to explain the snack in Chinese to a fellow passenger. They are patient yet cheerful, at this hour of almost midnight. I am delighted to witness this scene. What a beautiful Malaysia the team has portrayed. They live up to the true Malaysian spirit, delivering unwavering service to passengers, like how our Malaysian sportsmen showed their spirit at the battlefield in Ola Bola. Seating in the middle seat isn’t always my first choice but today I took home something beautiful with me. Thank you. You remind me of how proud I am being a Malaysian. CASSENDRA CHONG SIEW KUEN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Three years ago, in the holy month of Ramadan, I was on a flight back to Malaysia after an exciting three-week student exchange programme in Taipei, Taiwan. The flight took off smoothly and soon food and drinks were distributed to the passengers. One of the cabin crew members approached me, asking if I wanted my lunch. I politely declined because I was fasting that day. When the flight landed at KLIA, I was eager to meet my family members who were waiting for me at the arrival hall. As I was gathering my personal belongings after the seat belt sign was switched off, the same cabin crew approached me to hand me a transparent plastic bag with a Malaysia Airlines logo on it. All he said was “Excuse me, sir. I just wanted you to take this with you because it is yours. Happy Iftar with your loved ones in Malaysia”. For that very reason, I am proud to be a Malaysian and even prouder to fly with Malaysia Airlines and its lovely cabin crew. AMER EKRAM BIN AZMI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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THREE TO WATCH Our pick of movies to watch in-flight this month

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE

KENNETH BRANAGH, PENÉLOPE CRUZ, WILLEM DAFOE

EMILY BLUNT, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, LIEV SCHREIBER

PG-13 / 96 mins / Crime, Drama, Mystery / E, F, G, J, C+

PG / 99 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, F, G, I, C+

A shady businessman is murdered aboard an opulent trans-European train service and everyone among the eclectic first-class passengers is a suspect. It is up to the meticulous mind of celebrated Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to solve the case before the killer strikes again.

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – embark on a journey beyond Equestria to save the land with the magical MacGuffin. Along the way, the group forges new allies and learns that the real power to battle evil lies in the friendships they make.

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JING WU, FRANK GRILLO, CELINA JADE NR / 90 mins / Action, Drama, War / M, E+

After being dismissed from the army, Leng Feng, a special-ops soldier, finds himself in Africa hoping to settle into a quiet life at sea. He soon crosses paths with a band of American mercenaries terrorising innocent civilians and is forced to reaffirm his duties to protect his new home and friends.

For more in-flight entertainment selections, please see pages 87–94 of our Going Places Entertainment Guide.

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The inside track on the best accommodations, dining options and calendar of events from Malaysia and around the world.

Cultural Fest This month sees Lunar New Year celebrated with much pomp and circumstance in countries with significant Chinese populations. Also known as the Spring Festival in China, businesses are often closed for a week as people head back to their hometowns to visit relatives and pay respect to the elders. Traditionally, family members gather for a feast known as the reunion dinner on the eve of the festival. The giving of money in red packets is a common practice, as are cultural performances and parades in public spaces, accompanied by firecrackers and lion or dragon dance displays. Some visit temples to pray for blessings for the new year, and to give offerings to gods and ancestors. Certain traditions such as the eating of special festive food vary from place to place, which makes it all the more interesting to experience when you visit any of these countries during the festival. When: 16 February - 2 March | Where: In countries with a Chinese population

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Classic Comedy Watch a hilarious take on Shakespeare’s most comical romance, As You Like It, as performed by the world’s first cycling theatre company, The Handlebards. Described by award-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen as “uproariously funny”, the company has performed in over 100 different venues and is commended for its highly visual and accessible style of Shakespeare. The show in Malaysia features an all-female cast and tells the story of Rosalind, a banished duke’s daughter who falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Banished from court by her jealous uncle, she disguises herself as a boy to look for her father in the Forest of Arden, but meets Orlando again and counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

Held since 1950, the Sapporo Snow Festival is Japan’s largest winter festival, drawing two million people to the city each year. The 1.5-kilometre-long Odori Park in downtown Sapporo is transformed into a fantasy world of snow and ice sculptures, lit by colourful lights come nightfall. Fun for the family awaits at Tsudome, the festival’s second-largest site, where one will find towering snow slides and snow-rafting areas suitable for all ages. Last but not least, the Susukino venue features an ice sculpture contest and an Ice Bar, where visitors can sip on hot drinks while surrounded by snow.

When: 1-10 February Where: PJ Live Arts, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

When: 1-12 February Where: Odori Park, Tsudome Site, Susukino Site, Sapporo, Japan

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Catch the world’s best equestrian riders in action as they cant, jump and gallop their way to victory at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong. Presented by EEM World, the prestigious indoor equestrian competition puts both rider and horse to the test as they battle it out in power, agility and showmanship. For an exclusive lifestyle experience, explore the Prestige Village between and after competitions for luxury shopping, glittering after-parties, meet-andgreet sessions with riders, as well as educational, family-friendly activities with the young ones at the Kids Club.

Immerse yourself in all things fashion at the London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF), a city-wide celebration of fashion that includes London Fashion Week and the International Fashion Showcase. The main highlight is the LFWF ticketed event at The Store Studios in Strand, which features London’s hottest designers presenting their seasonal collections on the runway. This is a rare chance for members of the public to be part of a designer catwalk show, normally reserved for fashion editors and professional stylists. To round it off, shop for exclusive offers from over 150 designers, and attend curated talks by industry experts.

When: 9 - 11 February Where: Asia World Expo, Hong Kong

When: 22-25 February Where: Various venues across London, England

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Up In The Air Celebrate Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar‘s special Sky-High Valentine’s Day Dinner, a romantic dining experience that starts off with a Dom Pérignon sunset drink, followed by a six-course dinner with a gorgeous 360-degree view of the Singapore city skyline. The highlight of the evening meal, however, is the ‘Lucky in Love’ yee sang (raw fish salad), a seasonal Lunar New Year dish served before dinner, made with the addition of aphrodisiac ingredients like oysters, honey, pomegranate, figs, pine nuts and smoked salmon. The dinner starts from 9 to 14 February, with prices from SGD400++ (USD300/RM1,200) per couple. 1-altitude.com

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Italian Indulgence AUSTRALIA

Beat The Heat Summer in Melbourne may be hot, but it’s also the best time to dig into an endless amount of ice cream at the Annual Ice Cream Festival. Hosted by the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Great Ocean Road Chocolateries & Ice Creamery, the 12-day festival starts on 14 February and features 144 artisan flavours created just for the event. Notable creations include Valley pear and blue cheese, smashed avocado, sweet honeycomb and violet, as well as lychee and kiwi sorbet. For the AUD18 (USD14/RM57) entry ticket, you can also get in on the regular tasting sessions hosted by ice cream experts, who will pick 12 different flavours for you and give you the inside scoop on how they were made.

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While Singapore has no shortage of Italian restaurants, the newly opened Publico deserves a mention. Located on The Quayside, the multi-concept restaurant is designed by NY-based design firm AvroKO to be a modern Italian trattoria, and houses three dining spaces under one roof. The first is the main dining area, Publico Ristorante, which serves contemporary and authentic Italian dishes like spaghetti ‘alla romana’ and wood-fired pizzas. Then there’s Publico Deli, a daytime gourmet delicatessen where you can find all-day breakfasts, salads and desserts, including Tostada Catalana, burgers and meatball sandwiches. When the sun sets, the deli transforms into Marcello, a modern Italian cocktail bar that boasts the largest collection of Amari bitters in Southeast Asia. publico.sg

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AUSTRALIA

Grand Time Southeast Asian street food arrives in Kings Cross, London, courtesy of Ekachai, a casual dining restaurant that takes pride in bringing authentic Asian food from the streets of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand to the UK. Among the dishes to look out for are Taiwanese xiao long bao, soup-filled dumplings with minced prawn and pork, hand-wrapped in a light wheat flour pastry; Malaysian Hainanese chicken rice, made using corn-fed chicken and rice cooked in chicken stock; and Kai Krapow, a classic Thai dish of ground chicken cooked with chilli, fine beans, basil and fragrant lime leaves. The Kings Cross outlet is the fifth in the capital city.

If you’re heading to Sydney, be sure to drop by GPO Grand, where you’ll find some of the city’s best restaurants and bars housed in the iconic General Post Office building. Among them is Prime Steak Restaurant, a meat lover’s establishment serving the highest grade of Wagyu outside Japan, as well as a seven-course meatonly degustation menu showcasing steaks from Australia’s best beef producers, including Full Blood Wagyu 9+, Black Angus, and Angus-Hereford yearling. If the weather is fine and sunny, head to the Balmoral Beach House Café & Restaurant, a scenic breakfast place offering Italian-inspired dishes, desserts and a seafood counter stocked with oysters, prawns, scallops and lobsters – just what every perfect summer day calls for.

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Hospitality News+Reviews

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Naturally Exclusive Hidden away on a rocky outcrop, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle is located in a beautiful corner of Sri Lanka’s southernmost coastline. Set amidst a coconut plantation and golden crescent shores, the resort offers an exclusive hideaway for guests looking for tranquility. Now, with its golden shores and balmy waters, it is bringing the best of the local surf scene to guests. Partnering with boutique operator Tropicsurf, the resort will have a Surf Guru on hand all-year-round to guide guests through the thrills of the sport. Beginners can sign up for small group lessons at beach breaks nearby, while experienced surfers can take part in a guided trip to seek out the coast’s biggest swells. At the end of the day, retire to a luxury private pool villa overlooking the Indian Ocean, dine on a cliff top or sample locally inspired fiery teppanyaki on the beach. tangalle.anantara.com

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Homely Comforts

Tropical Getaway

New to Ho Chi Minh City, Sherwood Suites is a plush 20-storey property aimed at travellers seeking quality hotel service and amenities in a posh apartment setting. Marble floors paired with black and gold lines lend an opulent aesthetic to the lobby, inspired by London’s stately Knightsbridge area. The property’s 157 units are available in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations, all elegantly furnished with contemporary Italian designer furniture, luxe mattresses and fully-equipped kitchens. Choose from a range of lifestyle amenities, including an outdoor pool with an adjacent bar, Jacuzzi, gym with a sauna and a steam room, as well as a games room with billiards table and table football.

Experience the ultimate beach holiday at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay, a luxury resort at Punta Bunga Cove on the island’s northwest coast. Its 312 rooms and suites, most of which offer panoramic sea views, are decked out in tropical shades that exude warmth and relaxation. Lounge with a drink in hand underneath swaying palm trees on a pristine 200-metre private beachfront, where guests can take a dip in the turquoise blue water. The resort is well-catered to families as there are facilities for guests of all ages, including the island’s largest multi-level swimming pool that spans 3,300 square metres, a spa and fitness centre, as well as a children’s pool and Little Birds Kids Club.

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Hospitality News+Reviews

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Holistic Destination

UNITED KINGDOM

Right Balance

InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay has opened its doors to guests in the dynamic neighbourhood of Robertson Quay along the Singapore River, known for its dining options and art houses. Boasting a stylish but relaxed feel, the residential-inspired property has 225 luxurious studios and suites, including an expansive Penthouse with unparalleled views of the river and city. Interiors are designed to magnify the familiar comforts of home, as guests sink into soft, plush furnishings and enjoy bespoke amenities such as a specially designed in-room cocktail kit. The hotel is fully equipped for business travellers, with five intimate meeting and event spaces as well as an exclusive 24-hour Club InterContinental lounge. Maintain your wellness routines at the lap pool and fitness studio, or tuck into delicious cuisine from a wide range of restaurant and bar concepts.

Poised between the raw creative energy of East London and its own brand of experiential luxury, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is the place to be seen and heard in town. Its bold concrete and steel facade is a tribute to the neighbourhood’s industrial identity, merged with a distinct Japanese narrative throughout its 148 guestrooms and suites, each equipped with custom-made yukata robes and traditional Japanese tea sets. At the lobby, a sweeping back-lit staircase leads to a subterranean restaurant and bar where Chef Matsuhisa Nobu’s iconic Japanese-Peruvian cuisine pulls in star-studded crowds. Meanwhile, guests looking to invigorate the body and mind can do so with bespoke treatments at Nobu Spa or a workout session at the hotel’s 24-hour fitness centre.

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

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Exhibitions, News+Reviews

Objects Of Desire Collect 2018: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition this month. Presented by Crafts Council, the show celebrates hundreds of museum-worthy installation pieces, objects and sculptures from 39 international galleries from four continents. Participating galleries and individuals have undergone a rigorous selection process to ensure that only the most ingenious works of the finest quality are on display. “It is the premier event for craft in Britain,” enthuses Rosy Greenlees OBE, Executive Director of Crafts Council, and for that reason, it’s certainly not to be missed! When: 22-25 February | Where: Saatchi Gallery, London, England craftscouncil.org.uk

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JON CAMPBELL, INSTALLATION VIEW: STACKS ON, 2010, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA, GIFT OF THE MELBOURNE ART FOUNDATION (MELBOURNE ART FOUNDATION COMMISSION 2010) AND PART PURCHASE SUPPORTED BY THE COE AND MORDANT FAMILIES, 2010; ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, 2017, COMMISSIONED BY THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA, PURCHASED WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE MCA FOUNDATION, 2017; JON CAMPBELL: MCA COLLECTION, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA, 2017, IMAGE COURTESY AND © THE ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPH: ANNA KUČERA.

INDIA ART FAIR, 2-5 FEBRUARY 2017. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTO CREDIT ANDY BARNHAM

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RAQUEL ORMELLA, POSTER REDUCTION, 2005-08, INSTALLATION VIEW, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY, ELECTRONIC WHITEBOARD, TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT FIBRE-TIPPED MARKERS, THERMAL PAPER, PHOTOCOPIED PAPER, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, PURCHASED WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE COE AND MORDANT FAMILIES, 2008, IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART © THE ARTIST.

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

Decade In The Business

Word Play

The India Art Fair celebrates its tenth birthday this month with another instalment at the NSIC grounds, Okhla Industrial Area in New Delhi. Last year’s fair drew a whopping 90,000 visitors, who were treated to a vivid display of contemporary art from across South Asia. In a bid to promote cultural discourse between South Asian countries and the rest of the world, the fair continues to host a rich programme of panel discussions, artist talks and lectures. There’s also a designated Children’s Space for those travelling with little ones. Visit the fair and be introduced to the next generation of masters from India and beyond.

It’s your last chance to catch Jon Campbell’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this month. The show comprises a large selection of Campbell’s slogan installations: his colourful pieces depict popular Australian phrases and sayings displayed in playful ways in bright colour palettes. Alongside a vast repertoire of previous works, the Museum has commissioned Campbell to create an enormous wall painting across the four walls of the North Gallery. This awe-inspiring mural and his other thoughtprovoking pieces will be on display this month.

When: 9-12 February Where: NSIC Grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, India

When: Until 25 February Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

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ANTHONY VAN DYCK (1599–1641), CHARLES I IN THE HUNTING FIELD, C. 1636. OIL ON CANVAS, 266 X 207 CM. MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, PARIS, DEPARTMENT OF PAINTINGS, INV. 1236. PHOTO © RMN-GRAND PALAIS (MUSÉE DU LOUVRE) / CHRISTIAN JEAN. EXHIBITION ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST

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ANTHONY VAN DYCK (1599–1641), CHARLES I IN THREE POSITIONS, 1635–36 OIL ON CANVAS, 84.4 X 99.4 CM. RCIN 404420. ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST / © HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2018. EXHIBITION ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST

Exhibitions, News+Reviews

Royal Selection

Street Style

King Charles I reigned across England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625 until 1649 and during this time he amassed one of the most astounding art collections of his time, consisting of contemporary masters, such as Rubens. After King Charles I was executed, his private art collection was sold off and found new homes across Europe. For ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ the Royal Academy reunites some 100 pieces from the King’s selection, ranging from sculptures to paintings, tapestries and miniatures. It’s a unique chance to have an insight into the arts scene of the time and the King’s personal taste.

For the first time in history, Banksy’s street art has been given welldeserved museum space at the Modern Contemporary Museum in Amsterdam. Open until May 2018, ‘Laugh Now’ features over 50 original works, celebrating Banksy’s role as an activist artist. The selection comprises rescued outdoor art from buildings and structures that were in the process of being demolished and indoor art loaned by myriad collectors. Together, it explores Banksy’s knack for tongue-in-cheek, thought-provoking social commentary.

When: Until 15 April Where: Royal Academy of Art, London, England

When: Until 31 May Where: Moco Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Window or Aisle

Malaysia From Above Nowadays we’re used to flying and seeing the world and Malaysia from above. But this privileged perspective has only been recently gained.

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The year was 1894. In Kuala Lumpur, an unnamed correspondent told the Selangor Journal that a Professor Lawrence had come to town. Professor Lawrence declared himself to be a “Practical Aeronaut and Aerial Engineer” and it had been advertised that he would make a hot-air balloon ascent from the grounds of the Chinese Club and then descend back down to earth with a brand new invention called a parachute. Although our unnamed correspondent (almost certainly British) did not seem impressed by the showmanship of this travelling artiste, he admits that we should be grateful that anybody might be “good enough to look in at such an out-of-the-way one-horse place as Kuala Lumpur” so we “ought to be grateful for very small potatoes, and avoid hypercriticism.” A large crowd assembled but they were to be disappointed because the Professor cancelled the show having not received enough money to justify the risk of such a dangerous undertaking. As the majority of the “lightly clad audience” were leaving, a “public spirited Chinaman” agreed to cover the cost. The next day Professor Lawrence tried again, filled his balloon with the hot air from a pit filled with burning charcoal, told the patient crowd that he would make the ascent even though he still had not received enough money and requested that “something handsome” might be donated. He took a bottle of beer from a wellwisher in the crowd, bade farewell to his wife and then he took off. “Amid enthusiastic handclapping and cheering the balloon slowly soared aloft to a height of – 20 feet.” It seems that even in the tropics, the temperature could be too cold for a hot-air balloon, so it promptly returned to earth and the crowd and our correspondent went home disappointed. But the next day, our correspondent was having tea on his verandah

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For centuries, the only way to travel around Peninsula or Borneo Malaysia would have been by boat along the rivers and the coast. Cutting across the land through jungles and over mountains was done but it was extremely difficult and not much could be carried. when he saw in the distance a balloon ascend to a great height and then he saw “something, presumably the Professor” descend from it with a parachute. When Professor Lawrence was perched under his balloon at a height of perhaps 2,000 feet, steeling himself for his parachute descent, he would have been the first man ever to have had a bird’s-eye view of Kuala Lumpur from a perspective that we now take for granted. He would have looked down on a city that had no idea it would one day become the capital city of a land that would one day be called Malaysia. From up there, the town must have looked very small, seemingly on the verge of being engulfed by a jungle only occasionally broken by scars of red earth that indicated tin mines, and all overhung by rain-filled clouds. For centuries, the only way to travel around Peninsula or Borneo Malaysia would have been by boat along the rivers and the coast. Cutting across the land through jungles and over mountains was done but it was extremely difficult and not much could be carried. Roads and railways in the early 20th century made these journeys possible but even in 1949, a young schoolboy attending Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) described how it took three days to travel from Kuala Terengganu to his school in Perak on the opposite side of the peninsula. His bus stopped overnight at Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur before he took the train to Kuala Kangsar. A family friend who took the same journey in 1949 said he was astonished that Kuala Lumpur had so many cars.

In 1949, the communist insurgency called The Malayan Emergency had begun (it came to an absolute end in the 1980s). This made it dangerous to travel by road and an MCKK schoolboy wrote about how he flew to school from Kota Bharu in a Malayan Airways 21-seater Dakota, the workhorse of the Second World War. “It was very warm inside,” Abdul Rahim bin Yusoff wrote but the “soft, soothing voice of the girl-attendant told us that we would feel just the opposite when up in the air.” When the plane reached 8,000 feet, he was shivering. The plane dodged the rainclouds so that only “occasionally I could see rivers wriggling as though they were beaten snakes.” The flight from Kota Bharu to Penang took only an hour but during that short flight he had travelled from one epoch to another. As a younger MCKK schoolboy called Alwee wrote about the same flight: “The plane now circled the aerodrome. Then a bumpety bump, a smooth run, and the giant bird came to a standstill. I was on earth once more, but I felt as though I was on another, unknown planet.”. ■

Kam Raslan is the author of Confessions of an Old Boy: The Dato’ Hamid Adventures. He is also a columnist, and a writer and director working in film, TV and theatre in Malaysia. He will one day make his own feature film. His column is written exclusively for Malaysia Airlines.

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MY GUIDE | Singapore

Little Red Dot

The tiny island of Singapore is pint-sized geographically but it has plenty to do and see. Words Kim Inglis | Illustration Josephine Skapare | Art Direction Euric Liew

Places Of Interest SINGAPORE STORY

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The Singapore story began with its harbour at the base of the Singapore river — and this is still the place to head to view colonial heritage, as well as the newer, stunning downtown centre. Dominating all is the Moshe Safdiedesigned three-tower Marina Bay Sands hotel and shopping centre, complete with a top-floor viewing deck in the form of a curving ocean liner. Opposite Marina Bay is the Padang, surrounded by the National Gallery housed in a stunning Supreme Court/ City Hall conversion and other colonial buildings such as the Old Parliament now housing The Arts House and the Asian Civilisations Museum, an award-winning showcase of Asian culture and history. Adjacent to Marina Bay is the futuristic, lotus-shaped ArtScience Museum where exhibitions are often interactive and cutting-edge.

green areas and roadside plantings are among the city-state’s major attractions. Don’t miss Gardens by the Bay, with its two glass-domed hothouses, a grove of fantastical ‘supertrees’ and expansive themed gardens, or the National Orchid Garden at the older Botanic Gardens. This houses over 60,000 plants and a cool house that showcases pitcher plants and orchids, among other species. The Singapore Zoo is as much a garden as an animal sanctuary, while the Night Safari allows visitors to view animals in naturalistic, ‘open’ exhibits in the evenings.

QUIRKY QUAYSIDES

FUNKY NEIGHBOURHOOD

The river is another winner, with three quays – Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay – offering tourists and residents alike a smorgasbord of dining, drinking and clubbing options. Old godowns and merchants’ houses have found new life along the buzzy riverfront, while river taxis have replaced the bumboats of old.

Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore’s more atmospheric neighbourhoods and a firm favourite with those who prefer the individual to the mass. Originally the site for the Singapore Improvement Trust’s experiment in improved housing, the area’s art deco flats and shophouses are now both residential and retail. Heritage meets happening here: at Tiong Bahru’s centre is the sprawling Wet Market and Food Centre, while the periphery contains upmarket coffee shops such as Tiong Bahru Bakery as well as some interesting galleries, and the not-to-be-missed Qi Tian Gong temple, dedicated to the monkey god.

GARDEN CITY Close to the downtown core is Fort Canning, a great spot to watch al fresco films, plays and dance performances at certain times of the year (the National Parks Board website gives event listings). In fact, Singapore’s parks, nature reserves,

WALK & TALK Malaysia Airlines operates 56 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Singapore (SIN)

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Another area well worth exploring is Joo Chiat on the other side of town. A former Peranakan enclave now gazetted for conservation, it is named after landowner and

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Places To Pick Up A Thing Or Two

philanthropist Chew Joo Chiat (1857 –1926) and is famed for its many bakeries specialising in Nyonya cakes and its rows of particularly colourful shophouses. Bemyguest.com/Singapore runs guided walking tours in the form of a heritage-and-food exploration. Another tour guide worth seeking out is Geraldene Lowe-Ismail for her all-encompassing knowledge of Singapore. Explore Black-andWhite Houses, fast-disappearing trades and traders, World War II trails, shophouses and more with this witty and wise woman as she shares her stories of growing up in Singapore after the war.

Places To Eat LOCAL FARE A visit to Singapore’s hawker centres is a must. There are too

many to choose from, but the row of al fresco stalls adjacent to the Esplanade at Glutton’s Bay is a good start. The stingray, carrot cake and satay are classic choices.

FINE FOOD No visit to Singapore is complete without at least three meals a day. Every type of cuisine is available, from inexpensive hawker fare to fine-dining options. For authentic Singaporean fare, Candlenut at COMO Dempsey is a Peranakan gem, serving up a contemporary take on traditional Straits Chinese dishes, while homegrown PS.Café has a number of outlets – a gorgeous one overlooking Marina Bay at One Fullerton, a greenhouse option at Raffles City, and perennial favourite Chopsuey Café in the colonial-chic Dempsey Hills enclave. Ding Dong on Amoy Street

with some truly beautiful tomes on art, architecture, product design, fashion and more, while BooksActually is a great spot to browse for Singaporean authors, in both fiction and non-fiction categories. There are also some interesting ‘finds’ such as vintage photos, signage, Chinese tin trays and crockery, for example.

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Worth The Trek

Shopping is another national obsession, and visitors from all over regularly converge on Orchard Road for the annual Great Singapore Sale which runs for two months between June and August. This is where all the major brands are to be found in upmarket air-conditioned malls such as ION, Ngee Ann City and Paragon. But if something a bit more intimate is more to your liking, independent boutiques along Haji Lane in the Kampong Glam or the Arab Quarter may appeal. Other independent shops that stock Singapore-centric souvenirs are Naiise, with its quirky homewares, stationery items and designer-chic ethos, and Supermama, a cute gallery that has teamed up with a Japanese ceramics company to produce eyecatching tableware. Higher priced, but still design savvy, is Christina Ong’s new Dover Street Market, the local outpost of the London outlet in Haymarket. Even if you can’t afford to buy anything here, it’s worth a peek for the audacity of the design alone!

CLOSE BY If time permits, a day-trip out can be worth the effort. Some head to Johor Bahru across the border in Malaysia for cheap shopping, but there are two nearer to home. The islands of Sentosa and Pulau Ubin are as different from each other as chalk and cheese. Sentosa is brash and brassy, chock-a-block with Universal Studios, a fantastic underwater aquarium, zip-line, beaches, bars, restaurants and other outdoor activities. Pulau Ubin, on the other hand, is light years away from urban Singapore, even though it is only a 10-minute boat ride from Changi Point. Visitors are encouraged to come for the day and hire a bike. Many head to Chek Jawa, a conserved wetland area on the east coast of the island, while others are content to walk or cycle in the idyllic interior. Expect to come across wild hog or mousedeer, and plenty of local and migratory birds. Sights of old kampung (village) houses, quarriesturned-lakes, abandoned farms and plantations evoke an earlier era that is utterly charming. ■

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serves up Asian-inspired dishes, while Restaurant Labyrinth at the Esplanade is the brainchild of banker turned self-taught chef, Han Li Guang. He serves up what he calls ‘Neo-Sin’ food — old favourites such as chilli crab reimagined as ice cream.

BOOK WORMS Books are well stocked at Kinokuniya, the regional bookseller of renown, but rather more eclectic are Basheer Graphic Books and BooksActually. The former is a specialised bookstore for design books and magazines

About the writter Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in Singapore and London. She has written extensively for both magazines and book projects on a variety of subjects — from food to spa, architecture to art and design.

Practical Tips Abuden – means “So what?”

TROPICAL CLIMATE Singapore is hot and humid all year round, with a generally relaxed vibe, so informal clothing is best. Bring an umbrella!

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TRANSPORT The island has a very efficient public transport system. The Singapore Land Transport Authority’s award-winning app, My Transport Singapore (Android/IOS), is a onestop guide to the major transport modes on the island. It also gives real-time island-wide bus arrival information for each bus stop. Another great app is Gothere.sg (IOS), which helps you go from one place to another.

Auntie! Shiok! – means feels good

LANGUAGE English is the official language and is widely spoken. A local variant is ‘Singlish’, a lilting and charming hybrid. Bahasa and some Chinese dialects are also often used.

Uncle!

ETIQUETTE It is polite to call older people ‘Auntie’ and ‘Uncle’, so taxi drivers should be addressed accordingly. If you are in a hawker centre, you can ‘chope’ or reserve your table by placing a packet of tissues on it. And to find out the best dishes, see which hawker has the longest queue!

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EXPLORE | Mike Horn

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Having circumnavigated the globe at the Equator and walked to the North Pole during the dark season, Swiss Mike Horn, Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, is your quintessential explorer. Interview Eris Choo | Photography courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

You’ve often been called the greatest explorer of all time. What do you think of that?

7,000 kilometres of the Amazon River with a hydrospeed until I reached the Atlantic Ocean.

To me, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen are the greatest explorers of all time! Those are the explorers that I’ve always admired and who have inspired me to pursue a career in exploration.

What was the most challenging or dangerous situation you’ve had to face?

Tell us about your first ever major solo expedition.

In April 1997, I undertook a six-month solo traverse of the South American continent. I left on foot from the Pacific Ocean and climbed to the source of the Amazon River high in the Peruvian Andes. From there, I descended the

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There have been many throughout my adventures, but to state a few: getting bitten by a snake and going completely blind for an entire week in the Amazon jungle; having my tent burn down in flames during my circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle; and falling down a crevasse during my latest expedition across Antarctica. Was there an unforgettable memory from all of your travels?

There are so many unforgettable memories but

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Mike Horn | IN PROFILE

What is your goal whenever you set off for an expedition?

To share my adventures, inspire, learn from the world, and raise awareness. What would you say is your greatest adventure of all time?

Most probably my recent solo traverse of Antarctica in 57 days. This was a childhood dream that finally came true, once I felt that I had acquired enough experience and knowledge from my previous expeditions. Nobody has attempted to cross the continent solo and unsupported. Antarctica only has two months of summer, where the temperature is -30 degrees Celsius. In winter, it’s -90 degrees Celsius. It is impossible for human beings to stay alive. My expedition was two months late because the ice held up the boat, but there was a small window of opportunity to make it across and

I decided to go. I had a sled with enough food and fuel to keep me alive for 90 days. Temperatures on the plateau were about -40 degrees Celsius. I lived in a tent and ate 12,000 calories a day just to have enough energy. The wind was constantly blowing around 50 kilometres an hour so pitching the tent was difficult and I couldn’t take my clothes off, even inside. My feet froze so I had to let blood out every day to release the pressure. If you want to do something that has never been done before, you must be willing to go that extra mile. Twenty-eight days later, I reached the South Pole. I stayed only for a few hours because winter was approaching and I had to walk for my life. My body temperature went down to 35 degrees and I was suffering from hypothermia. I broke my ankle when one of my skis got caught in a snow drift. Things weren’t looking too good, but that’s life – you can’t stop. After 57 days, I reached the other side and I saw the ocean in front of me. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

1. Horn has explored far-flung corners of the globe most have only dreamed of seeing 2. To witness the untouched beauty of nature is the most rewarding takeaway from his journeys 3. Horn crosses a gorge in Pakistan on an expedition to climb K2, the second highest mountain in the world

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a recent one would certainly be the day I reached the coast and saw the ocean after my 57-day solo traverse of Antarctica at the beginning of 2017.

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in profile | Mike Horn

Why do you do what you do?

That’s a question I often ask myself. As a professional explorer, I’ve climbed five 8,000-metre peaks. Every year, nearly half the people who attempt to climb them die, so why do people do it? Birds fly because they can and fish swim because they are made to swim. I explore because that’s what makes me happy, and that’s what I want to do in life. Adventure is something that puts a smile on my face. Although it’s risky, I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not living. What’s the best thing about your ‘job’?

Travelling to remote places and witnessing the untouched beauty of this planet! I drove across the Himalayas on an expedition with my two daughters, and we passed some of the highest roads in the world. The people there don’t often see cars, so when my daughters drove past them on the road, all their heads turned and they started pointing. goingplacesmagazine.com | 34 | February 2018

I was half a kilometre behind and when I saw how excited they were, I stopped next to them, got out of the car and opened the doors – and about 20 people piled into it, one sitting on top of the other, some trying to steer the wheel. Sharing that passion for adventure, knowing that this will be something that they will speak about for the rest of their lives, is the way to make people happy.

4 All aboard the Pangaea, Horn's faithful boat that has taken him across continents

Some advice for those who want to follow in your footsteps.

Motivation is not enough to succeed. You need to believe in yourself and always be disciplined. We all have a hunger for adventure. We can be adventurous in anything – mountaineering, music, art, science – but what’s important is to step out of the comfort zone. If you’re afraid of losing, you can never win. It’s only when the will to win becomes bigger than the fear to

lose that you can go out there and achieve amazing things. Where to next?

India! I plan on climbing the highest virgin peak in the Himalayas, but instead of taking a plane, my daughters and I plan on driving from Malaysia all the way to India, passing through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ■

Motivation is not enough to succeed. You need to believe in yourself and always be disciplined. We all have a hunger for adventure. We can be adventurous in anything – mountaineering, music, art, science – but what’s important is to step out of the comfort zone.

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Ocean Views

If you could travel to only one spot in the world to run a marathon, the Great Ocean Road should be it. Words Zurien Onn

goingplacesmagazine.com | 36 | February 2018 The Great Ocean Road offers breathtaking scenery of the southeastern Australian coastline, spanning 243 kilometres

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Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival has been held annually since 2005, with the longest distance category, the 60-kilometre Ultra Marathon, going along the coastline from the idyllic town of Lorne and ending in Apollo Bay, where the shorter runs take place and where all runs end.

Landing at the nearest airport, the Melbourne Airport, it is a 75-minute drive to Torquay, the starting point of the Great Ocean Road. If arriving on a late flight, it is advisable to settle in at Torquay for the night, before tackling another one-hour-plus drive to Lorne or Apollo Bay, two sites on the Great Ocean Road marathon circuit.

Peppers The Sands Resort in Torquay is available for transiting visitors, and even warrants an extra night’s stay or two if you have the time, as both the golfing resort with its 18-hole championship course and the town of Torquay are a pleasure to explore at leisure. While modern and even a bit upscale, Torquay exudes a laid-back vibe more commonly experienced at sleepy fishing villages.

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The length of the Great Ocean Road, however, is much longer, stretching from the town of Torquay, a.k.a. Surfing HQ, going past Anglesea, and through the Great Otway National Park, all

the way to Allansford town in the west. Built by returning servicemen after World War I and dedicated to their fallen comrades, the road is essentially the world’s largest War Memorial.

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EXPLORE | Great Ocean Road

This could be due to its proximity to the sea and because Torquay is one of the surfing capitals of the world. Leading surf brands Quiksilver and Rip Curl both originated here, with the latter having its global headquarters in this very town. This is also where the Australian National Surfing Museum is located, where visitors can learn about the sport, gaining more appreciation for it even if you have never surfed a wave. A tour of the museum would also give insight into the beaches to be seen later, coasting on the Great Ocean Road. From Torquay, Anglesea is a short drive away, where McGains Nursery and Organic Foodstore is definitely worth a visit for the delicious vegetarian meals served in its rustic café. Its interior is expertly decorated with mismatched tables and chairs that add to the charm of the establishment run by a husband-and-wife pair.

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Back on the highway, the coastline is in view again as driving resumes toward Apollo Bay. Magnificent vistas of the ocean accompany the drive, even from Torquay, going past Bells Beach – the setting for the final scene in the 1991 movie Point Break starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze – and the Split Point Lighthouse. Look out for the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, and be prepared to slow down to look for a safe spot to park if you’d like to take a photo. Elsewhere on the road, there are several lookout points perfect for taking in the breathtaking scenery or for snapping a photo or two.

Arriving in Lorne, accommodation should not be a problem with many quaint bed-and-breakfast lodges alongside grand hotels as well as newer resorts and motels. Many offer family rooms and apartments for larger holiday groups. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival attracts runners and non-runners alike for its free activities throughout the weekend, with live music shows by Australian artists, free movie screenings at the Lorne Theatre, magic shows and mini golf for the kids, yoga classes, and a kite festival.

In Apollo Bay, the festival atmosphere continues with food trucks and merchandise stalls set up on lawns next to the beautiful beach, yoga sessions accompanied by acoustic guitar strums on the beach foreshore, and the bustling environment on the main street, with its sidewalk cafés, seafood restaurants and souvenir shops. The Apollo Bay Hotel is very popular for its sidewalk café and live band performances, while the Best Western Apollo Bay is great for families as it offers one- or two-room apartment options with a kitchenette for self-catering.

Fast Facts: • The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 kilometres, starting in Torquay and ending in Allansford. • From Melbourne, it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes to drive to Lorne and 2 hours 35 minutes to drive to Apollo Bay. Melbourne

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• The Great Ocean Road Festival is usually held in May, during the last weeks of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, when the weather is cool for runners. • The longest running distance – the Ultra Marathon – is 60 kilometres. • More than 7,000 participants of all ages and abilities are expected to run or walk one of the seven event distances. • Malaysia Airlines operates twice daily flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Melbourne (MEL), Australia.

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Built by returning servicemen after World War I and dedicated to their fallen comrades, the Great Ocean Road is essentially the world’s largest War Memorial.

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As Apollo Bay is the main location for all the running events, being the finishing point for the Ultra Marathon, the 44-kilometre Marathon and the 23-kilometre Half-Marathon, as well as the start and finish line for the 14-kilometre Paradise Run, the 6-kilometre Mizuno Run and the 1.5-kilometre Kids Gallop, the energy here is highly charged, especially on the second and final day of the festival. The excitement is lifted by the runners’ enthusiasm, and fuelled by cheers from the supporters. The Pub To Pub Waiters’ Challenge, with waiters from various food and beverage outlets running in their aprons, balancing bottles on their trays racing each other, adds to the entertaining spectacle. The Great Ocean Road marathon is picturesque as runners take in the calming greens and blues of the ocean and the sky. The winding terrains ensure a change of landscape every now and then, so the view isn’t monotonous. However, the event is also said to be one of the toughest in the world, with the mainly uphill orientation of the route.

of the Great Ocean Road, taking you through the trees of Otway’s rainforest, the zip-lining adventure optional. For a taste of country living, the Otway Fields cabin is highly recommended. Hosts Frans and Ami are especially welcoming and their cosy cabin is situated just across their own home. The cabin overlooks a vast field that opens up to stunning views in the morning as guests tuck into the hosts’ gift of a breakfast hamper filled with organic goodies, before going to the adjacent farm to feed the cows some hay. ■

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Yee sang, bak kwa and family bonding are some of film star Joey Leong’s favourite things when celebrating the Lunar New Year. “Yee sang is the most important. We must have it at least once a year. Sometimes, we have it seven or eight times a year when we have dinners with different people. We eat it only during Chinese New Year,” says Leong. Yee sang or Cantonese-style raw fish salad was also the one item that cheered her up when her friend brought a pack while visiting her in London in 2016. “She wasn’t studying with me at the same university but she came over to London just to meet me for Chinese New Year. She brought me yee sang. I was so touched,” says Leong, who also loves the sweet Chinese pork jerky known locally as bak kwa but restricts herself because it is said to cause heatiness or heat stress to the body. Having been in the entertainment industry since she was five, Leong, now 24 years old, has starred in over 40 movies, dramas and advertisements. She has also earned a Best Actress nomination at the 2009 Asian Festival of First Films through her chilling portrayal of a demon-possessed girl in the movie Blood Ties. Her other Asian blockbuster movies include Twisted Love (2012), The Second Coming (2013) and Our Sister Mambo (2015). Being a celebrity has not changed the way she celebrates the Lunar New Year. “I started as a child actor when I was five. So, it is the same every year,” laughs Leong, who comes from a close-knit family. Same means shopping for gifts of food for relatives about two weeks prior to the new year. She often joins her parents when they are shopping but will miss out this year as she is in the middle of filming a 25-episode television drama.

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“On Chinese New Year’s eve, we will have a reunion dinner with my father’s side of the family. We usually go to a restaurant. After dinner, we sometimes visit our relatives but sometimes, we just go home because we need to pray. We must welcome the God of Prosperity into our house! That’s what my parents do,” explains Leong, who also observes superstitions such as no washing of hair on the first day of the Lunar New Year for fear of washing away good fortune. She also generally wears brightly coloured clothes. The first day of the new year is spent at her father’s twin brother’s home where the extended family will gather. Leong and her younger brother start the new year by extending good wishes to their parents, after which they will receive angpows (red packets filled with money for good luck and traditionally given out during Lunar New Year, at weddings or birthdays). The family also heads to the temple for prayers and observes a vegetarian diet on the first day of the lunar year.

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The Leongs will host the unique Malaysian tradition of open house on the second day of the new year, when relatives and friends visit to exchange greetings over a meal or a game of cards. “My dad cooks better than my mum but he rarely spends time in the kitchen so we seldom have the chance to eat what he cooks. But on the second day of Chinese New Year, they will both show their magic in the kitchen. That is the day when our house is really buzzing, from morning until night,” laughs Leong. The recipient of a scholarship to study at Coventry University London where she graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours in Global Business, Leong says celebrating the new year away from the family really stood out for her. “I appreciate it a lot more when I spend it with my family, not just the four of us, but with

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the extended family. I am always very happy when I am with them and we laugh a lot when we are all together. That’s why when I was in London, I felt a little empty because I was not with them,” she says. Leong got a bit emotional when recalling a funny incident at her late aunt’s house last year during Lunar New Year, which involved her aunt giving her dog, Vera, an 18-month-old Pomeranian, an angpow. Vera finally picked up the angpow after being enticed with treats, much to the amusement of everyone. “My aunt (her mother’s sister) was the one who laughed the loudest. It was a simple moment but memorable. My aunt was the closest to our family. My mum is the most important woman in my life. My aunt is second. She was a cheerful person and brought a lot of happiness to all of us,” says Leong. Having wrapped up a television drama due to be released this month, Leong is now deep in portraying her most challenging role to-date – that of a woman distraught by the death of her boyfriend in a car accident. “I am actually looking

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I appreciate it a lot more when I spend it with my family, not just the four of us, but with the extended family. I am always very happy when I am with them and we laugh a lot when we are all together. That’s why when I was in London, I felt a little empty because I was not with them. forward to the drama that I am doing right now. I have always wanted to act as a physically challenged person and for over 400 scenes in the show, I sit in a wheelchair or walk with crutches. There are many scenes where she (the character) has to release her emotions as well. “The character also has some mental problems because her boyfriend died in the car accident. She was in the car with him and it happened on her birthday,” explains Leong, adding that the character became very obsessed in solving the mystery surrounding the accident. The drama titled Turning Point 2 will wrap up by the end

of March, after which Leong will have a break before tackling her next project. “I normally would take a short break after a drama as I need to get out of the character. Before I get into the next role, I need to refresh myself. I would normally take a break for weeks but sometimes, up to three to four months before I get into my next character. During that time, I would do other things,” says Leong, who is also an accomplished singer with hopes of launching an album. “I want to give more meaning to the songs and the album. So, it needs time and the right person to produce.” ■

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Contrasts Bursting with colour, clutter and chaos, India’s capital Delhi is the antithesis between ancient and modern cultures.

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Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, was built in 1650-1656 by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who also built the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra

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Descending the historical steps of Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi’s oldest monument, one will soon be consumed by its peacefulness. – Dr Sharkawi Che Din

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About the photographer Associate Professor Dr Sharkawi is the Head of the Faculty of Art and Design at Universiti Teknologi Mara. He enjoys photography as a way to capture the illusion of motion, a sense of place and moment in time. flickr.com/photos/sharkawi3d

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Explore | Men’s Grooming

Looks Conscious

Homegrown men’s grooming products and services. Words Tan Lee Kuen | Photography SooPhye

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Ladies, it's time to share the vanity mirror. Worldwide, the men's grooming market is on the up as men are getting busy with primping, trimming and styling. As men are putting in the effort to look good, a few enterprising Malaysians are offering grooming products that will help them get the job done. Whether they are about shavers, solid cologne or pomade, these entrepreneurs understand one thing about how men groom: "Men want things to be simple. They are looking for things that meet their lifestyle, that are simple to use and versatile," says Kevin Tan.

Mentega & The Oven Cuttery Kevin 'Cottie' Tan of Mentega Pomade is a habitual pomade user. He was going through a jar of pomade in less than one month for his personal styling and for his stage performances as a bassist, a habit that a junior reporter could ill afford. With how-to advice from Internet sources, he started making pomade for his own consumption. A year later, upon the advice of friends, he put his pomades up for sale. As pompadours and undercuts are having a style revival, pomades have become sought-after items, crucial to keeping the shape and shine. Made from shea butter or cocoa butter, Mentega's pomades come in larger-sized jars and are suitable for Malaysia’s tropical climate. "It's less uncomfortably greasy and it's a little easier to wash," says Tan. Plans are underway to introduce water-based pomades. In 2015, he quit journalism and took up barbering lessons. "I was always interviewing my peers who had their own enterprises, and was inspired to do something of my own," he says. Together with his girlfriend, Cheryl Wong, they created the Mentega brand, which also sells beard oil and moustache wax, and The Oven Cuttery barber shop. The Oven Cuttery currently occupies a corner to the back of a café called Hommage. Service is by appointment only, and this is where Mentega pomade is still handmade and hand-poured. Each haircut ends with an oldfashioned hot-towel and massage, because, says Tan, "I wanted clients to have a rest from

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the fast-paced city life." The barbershop will move to a new location by August this year. Keep tabs on its whereabouts through its Facebook page.

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The Apothecary Malaysia Smelling good has never been easier with The Apothecary Malaysia's solid cologne. All it takes is a dab to be enveloped in the familiar woody scent of the Cornerstone or Khan's spicy notes. What's more, these olfactory pleasers are packaged in handy pocket-sized tin cases with easy slide-outs – perfect for the gentleman on-the-go. "The idea is to make men's grooming products simple to use and carry around," says Adrian Cheong.

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A former Groupon employee, Cheong was looking for a business opportunity of his own when he chanced upon an article touting solid cologne as a must-have men's grooming item. "I did my research and discovered that there wasn't such a thing available here yet. It seemed like a golden opportunity to introduce it to the market," he says. With the help of Internet tutorials, Cheong cooks up the cologne himself. Made from essential oils, beeswax and shea butter or natural oils, the texture, consistency and spreadability of the cologne are suited to this hot and wet climate. The R&D process took him up to six months as he mixed and matched to arrive at the perfect formula.

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"Men's grooming here is still in its infancy, so it is as much about building the brand as it is about educating the public about grooming. It is to help men understand that grooming can be easy to do and you don't have to splurge on an expensive bottle of cologne," says Cheong. The Apothecary Malaysia is currently available online and through select retail stores in Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea and New York.

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It was the rising cost of razor blades that motivated Hafiz to start his own shaver brand. A regular shaver since his teens, he's noticed a steep price increase in buying replacement razors in recent years. His solution? Instead of just whinging about the price increase, Ahmad Hafiz Osman and his wife, Mona Marcella Johanabas, took matters into their hands and started producing shavers. "We knew nothing of the industry except buying shavers off the shelves," muses Hafiz. "My wife and I come from the branding and communications background; therefore, manufacturing was alien to us. The challenge was to find designers and manufacturers and most importantly razor blade manufacturers." They started from scratch. Armed with Google, it took them months of research to find a 100-year-old razor factory in Germany from which they procure their razors, and a reliable local manufacturer, who believed in their project, for the handles.

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1. Ex-journalist turned barber Kevin Tan attends to a customer at The Oven Cuttery 2. Adrian Cheong spent six months to perfect the formula for his cologne 3. Shavers from Scott's Shavers are available in different finishings and can be personalised with engravings 4. Mentega's pomades are made for the tropical weather and plans are underway to introduce a water-based version 5. The Apothecary Malaysia's solid colognes come in handy slide-out tin cases 6. Scott's Shavers' husband and wife team of Ahmad Hafiz Osman (right) and Mona Marcella Johanabas

The resulting Scott's Shavers are solidly made shavers in different finishings – copper, brass, matte silver and matte black. Each set comes with a zinc core handle, an attached razor cartridge and two extra replacement razor cartridges. Customers can also personalise the shavers by requesting engravings on the handle. The shavers are available online through the website with free delivery nationwide, and eventually at select barbershops and high-end supermarkets in Malaysia. In the pipeline is a complete set of men's grooming products, including shaving cream, aftershave, shaver holder, travel kit and travel bag, slated to be introduced in the second half of 2018. Says Hafiz, "The new range is to ensure we keep moving forward and making our brand better for our customers, as well as making Malaysia proud to have a local razor brand." â–

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Treasure Trash gets a new lease on life as upcyclers churn out stylish bags, quirky lamps and scented soaps. Words Carolyn Hong | Photography SooPhye

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Green activist and landscape architect Carolyn Joan Lau describes her studio as being “one step away from a rubbish tip!” But that depends on how you see it. Put any sort of trash into her creative hands, and it becomes treasure. A plastic jerry can is transformed into a quirky rhino lampshade, drink packets become a stylish purse, and cereal boxes morph into headturning necklaces. Lau is one of many Malaysians working to make something out of trash. They aim to divert the trash from the landfills, and as importantly, they hope to inspire people to think about trash, whether to reduce or reuse it. It just takes imagination.

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Lau, 53, and trash have had a working relationship dating back three decades. Then, she was a young designer creating theatre sets on a frugal budget. Discarded items became her go-to source of material. “I had always liked to make things with my hands, and I find it more inspiring to work with found material and to make art with a purpose,” she said. Thus, began her life-long love for trash. From household trash, she conjured up stylish lamps made with the tiny white straws from probiotic drink cartons, devised perfectly balancing hanging mobiles from school books, and made tubby coin boxes from food supplement bottles.

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Over the years, Lau has become skilled in seeing beyond the immediate use of any item. In her eyes, acupuncture needles are flexible steel wires, ballpoint pens are useful plastic tubes, and cereal boxes good quality paper with designs. “Someone was paid to design all this packaging, and the material is often good quality,” she said. Her pieces, which are both works of art for their beauty and craft for their utility, are sometimes sold to raise funds and awareness for causes that appeal to her, such as stray animals. Some years ago, she carved rescued styrofoam trays into delicate Christmas ornaments shaped as cats and dogs to raise money for an animal shelter. “Once I find a purpose to work for, the brain gets moving,” she said.

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Having done so many projects over three decades, Lau has now found a home for them under her newly launched ‘Sampah Menyampah’ campaign for trash reduction. Sampah means trash in Malay, while menyampah expresses a feeling of disgust. Through this campaign, which currently targets disposable drink straws, Lau has found a space to share her ideas and know-how through talks and workshops. She jokes that the Internet has shared much with her, and she’s now sharing that back with anyone interested to learn!

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Soaps & Candles Chia Wen Shin, 26, used to see her mother storing cooking oil in containers after frying food. The oil would be used a couple more times but eventually, it had to be thrown away. But there was nowhere to throw it away safely. “Paper, aluminium, plastics … we can find recycle bins everywhere. But there is none for cooking oil,” she said. It prompted her to scour the internet for solutions. She found that as oils are the basic ingredient for soaps and candles, cooking oil can also be used to make them, and she began to experiment. That was for a university project three years ago but after graduating, she turned it into a social enterprise called Green Yards.

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Since April 2016, she has collected 4,000 kilogrammes of cooking oil from Muslim-friendly restaurants, and turned her house into a soapmaking lab. Chia said before being made into soaps or candles, the oil is first sieved through a micron filter that traps everything, even something as fine as a strand of hair. Most of the soaps are sold as corporate gifts. Chia has since been joined by her childhood friend, Kenzie Chan, also 26, with whom she had roamed their neighbourhood as children. Now, they drive around together to pick up used cooking oil, and personally make every bar of soap and every candle. They also collect used household oil dropped off at environmental organisation EkoKnights’ premises in Kuala Lumpur, to be sent to a bio-diesel manufacturer. Chia said their main aim has always been to recycle used cooking oil safely. Looking at their delicate soaps, it’s hard to imagine that they had once been used to fry fish!

Seatbelt Bags & Banner Planters Felt carpets and advertising banners, seatbelts and preloved kimonos. Those were their previous lives, but these items now live on as high-fashion bags made by Biji-biji Initiative. Biji-biji is a social enterprise that champions sustainable living, and that includes reusing waste creatively.

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and not easy to stitch together. And since they only take discards, they get a random selection. It took a while to figure out how to stitch the belts together, but the team eventually found a way, turning them into sleek bags that are now their signature product. But not all materials are hard to work with. The team recently received 500 kilogrammes of kimonos from a manufacturer in Japan, rejected for being outdated or with defects. It was like receiving half a tonne of treasure. The intricately designed fabric was perfect as highlights for the seatbelt bags, while plainer pieces became the lining. The team also came up with a new range of super-stylish clothing artfully incorporating the kimono, a traditional Japanese garment. “Sustainability is the core element of our business,” said Norashahera. “We have a unit which scrutinises our designs closely while they are still on paper. It must have at least 60 percent sustainable material.” Thanks to the kimono, some of the bags have reached 90 percent upcycled material content.

Norashahera Haleem, 31, who heads the fashion arm of Biji-biji, said it all began when one of the four co-founders was asked to make 1,000 innovative and environmentally sustainable bags for an event. They came up with the idea of turning event banners into tote bags that could be unfurled to become vertical planters. It was an immediate hit, earning them funding to launch Biji-biji in 2013.

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Seatbelts were their next project, having discovered that rejected seatbelts were thrown away in huge rolls. But that proved to be challenging as seatbelts are long and narrow,

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Having had many requests for classes, Biji-biji opened ME.REKA Makerspace at the Publika shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur in November. From sewing to woodworking, everyone can now learn how to upcycle stylishly.

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Moveable

Feast The nomadic chef behind KL’s popular Pop Up Dining series embraces the challenge of cooking in new places. Words Sharon Crowther | Photography SooPhye

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Yap is the talent behind Pop Up Dining KL, a monthly gastronomic experience in which Yap and his team serve a set menu in a new location for one evening only. Yap's menu usually has a sharing theme, and while produce is always local, flavours tend to be a fusion of Malaysian and Italian. It's a unique format that has proved a hit with foodies across Kuala Lumpur as well as in Penang and Borneo. “Our first Pop Up Dining event was a dinner in a café in Bangsar for just eight people. That was two years ago. Since then we've run more than 30 events catering for up to 50 people,” says Yap, who admits that cooking in unusual locations can be tricky though it has made him a better chef. “The facilities available really shape the menu,” he explains. “Sometimes you have to come up with dishes that require very little on-site

Yap was inspired to spend six months studying at the Alma International School of Italian Cuisine, after which he interned at twoMichelin-starred Piccolo Lago in northwest Italy and later, after completing his studies at KDU, at one-Michelin-starred Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

cooking, which usually means a lot of prep work in advance. Regardless of where we're serving, everything still has to look and taste amazing. That's something I really enjoy figuring out.” It's surprising to find that this wandering chef's culinary background is in fact very firmly rooted in the traditional cuisine of his ancestors.

It was in Europe that Yap encountered the trend for pop-up dining events and supper clubs, a concept he decided to bring home when he returned to Malaysia in 2015. He also brought a desire to blend Italian flavours with the traditional Chinese cuisine he had grown up cooking.

“It was both of my grandmothers who first inspired my love of cooking,” he says. “My grandmother on my mum's side is Peranakan and she taught me Nyonya and Hokkien cooking. My grandmother on my dad's side was Hakka, and every Chinese New Year, I had to cook a big batch of braised pork belly with yams to distribute to our relatives and close friends while she sat by my side guiding me. She was the only one who knew the recipe and now I'm the only one who knows it. That feels very special.”

“Malaysians mostly think of Italian cuisine as pasta carbonara or pizza but there's a lot more to it than that and actually Italian cooking works really well with Malaysian produce and Chinese flavours.”

Studying Culinary Arts at KDU University College, Yap's horizons were first broadened by the college campus’ fine dining restaurant Dewakan, an acclaimed establishment pushing the boundaries of modern Malaysian and international cuisine.

Yap's signature dish, which makes frequent appearances at his dining events, is bagna càuda, a traditional dish from Piedmont in Italy, to which he has added a uniquely Malaysian twist. “Instead of typical Italian vegetables, I use Chinese cabbage, angled beans, garlic scapes, kale from Cameron Highlands and qing long

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cai. I add banana to the traditional sauce from Piedmont, which is made with garlic, salted anchovies and olive oil, to give it a sweetness.” Other fusion dishes that Yap has perfected include prawns tossed in Malaysian herbed Italian pesto with polenta chips and Italian bruschetta of confit local tomatoes, Malaysian sardines and Thai basil. “It can take a lot of trial and error to get the combination of flavours and ingredients to work but when you get it right, it makes the hard work worthwhile,” he says. Yap hopes to open his own restaurant towards the end of 2018 and his unique fusion of Italian and Malaysian flavours will take centre stage with an ethos of small groups sharing interesting flavour combinations in a relaxed setting.

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His plans mean he may have to scale back his pop-up dining events. When asked if he'll get bored cooking in the same place night after night, he replies cheerfully, “No, I don't think so. This feels like the right time to take this step and it will be nice to finally have a place to call home. And a fully equipped kitchen to cook in, of course.” ■

Cook Like A Chef Try Chef Yap’s Malaysian take on traditional Italian bagna càuda. Serves 4.

Yeasted 0il (can be made in advance) Ingredients: n 50 g dried yeast

n 200 ml sunflower oil

Method: Bàgna cauda sauce Ingredients: n 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced) n 20 g salted anchovies n 150 ml olive oil n 110 g ripe banana n 115 ml milk

Method: 1. Place thinly sliced garlic in

1. Toast the dried yeast in a

pan over medium heat until golden brown and set aside. 2. In another pot, heat up the oil

to 90°C. Blend the yeast into the oil with a hand blender. Grilled greens Ingredients:

a small pot, cover with a cup of water and bring to boil for 60 seconds. Drain the water and repeat the same process for another four times to reduce the pungency of the garlic.

n ¼ Chinese cabbage

2. Combine blanched garlic,

1. Place a barbecue rack

salted anchovies and olive oil in a pot over low heat for 20 minutes or until the anchovies break apart. 3. Transfer to a blender with ripe bananas. Blend while gradually adding the milk.

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on the rack as it requires a longer time for cooking. Grill for four minutes on each side or until tender. 4. Grill the Chinese cabbage,

kale, garlic scapes and qing long cai together on high heat until nicely charred. Season with sea salt. For plating Ingredients: n 4 pieces angled beans (diagonally sliced) n 20 pieces raw cauliflower (shaved) n Nasturtiums n Kale powder

n ½ head of cauliflower

Method:

n 8 kale leaves

1. Quarter the grilled

n 8 garlic scapes n 100 g qing long cai n Sea salt

Method: directly on a fired stove. 2. Brush the cauliflower,

Chinese cabbage, kale, garlic scapes and qing long cai with the yeasted oil. 3. On a low heat, first place the cauliflower

cauliflower, slice the charred Chinese cabbage in half and plate. Place charred kale leaves, garlic scapes and qing long cai on top of the cauliflower. 2. Garnish the grilled greens

with the raw greens and the nasturtium. Lightly season with sea salt and kale powder. 3. Reheat the bagna càuda sauce if required and serve in a bowl with the vegetables.

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Chap Goh Meh

Cinta & Pesta Sambutan Chap Goh Meh dimeriahkan lagi dengan lontaran buah oren untuk mendapat jodoh. Teks Alexandra Wong | Terjemahan Yeo Li Shian

Hari terakhir atau Hari Ke-15 Tahun Baru Cina merupakan acara kemuncak perayaan ini. Sebagai acara kedua terpenting bagi masyarakat Cina selepas malam berkumpul sebelum raya, Chap Goh Meh disambut secara unik dan berbeza-beza mengikut tempat dan negeri. Bagi sesetengah masyarakat Cina, tradisi zou bai bing akan diamalkan. Dalam bahasa Cina, istilah ini bermaksud bersiar-siar untuk menghilangkan penyakit. Tradisi ini menggalakkan pengamalnya agar keluar bersiar-siar pada hari bertuah tersebut bagi menyingkirkan penyakit. Di negara China, Taiwan dan Hong Kong pula, sambutan ini dimeriahkan dengan hidangan tang yuan, sejenis juadah bulat yang diperbuat daripada tepung beras. Juadah ini lazimnya dihidangkan sebagai simbolik penyatuan seluruh ahli keluarga. Untuk kanakkanak pula, permainan tanglung pada sebelah malam adalah satu kemestian. Kebanyakan aktiviti yang sudah tersebar luas di kalangan masyarakat Cina tempatan ini biasanya hanya dikhususkan untuk Perayaan Kuih Bulan. Di Malaysia pula, masyarakat Cina cukup sinonim dengan satu tradisi unik iaitu acara melontar buah oren ke laut. Tradisi lama ini biasanya diamalkan oleh golongan wanita bujang sebagai doa untuk mendapat pasangan hidup. Lazimnya, masyarakat Hokkien masih mengamalkan tradisi ini kerana Chap Goh Meh dalam dialek tersebut bererti Malam Ke-15 Tahun Baru Cina.

The fifteenth and final day of the Lunar New Year festival is the grand finale of the festivities. Regarded as second only to the reunion dinner in terms of importance to the Chinese, celebrations can vary widely from region to region. Some communities practise a custom called zou bai bing (literally, walk away the diseases in Mandarin) that advocates going out for a walk on the auspicious day to ward off diseases. In China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, celebrants eat tang yuan, round-shaped rice dumplings that symbolise family togetherness, while children carry lanterns at night – rituals reserved for the Mid-Autumn Festival among the Malaysian Chinese diaspora. One ritual that may be unique to Malaysia is the act of throwing mandarin oranges into the sea as a way for single ladies to find their soulmates. Predominantly carried out by the Hokkien community, the practice originated in olden times when single ladies were only allowed to venture out of their houses once a year on Chap Goh Meh (meaning 15th night in the dialect). Hoping to catch the attention of potential suitors, the girls would dress themselves in their finery and head to the seafront to cast the fruit under the watchful eye of their chaperoning aunts, of course.

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Love & Festivities. The fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, known as Chap Goh Meh in Malaysia, is celebrated with a unique ritual of tossing mandarin oranges into the sea.

Dubbed the Chinese answer to Valentine’s Day, Chap Goh Meh is celebrated throughout Malaysia where there is a sizeable Chinese population. For a number of years now, people in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area flock to the Taman Jaya public park to partake in a lakeside carnival. In southern Melaka state, past celebrations took place at the quayside; one year, festivities even included a grand boat procession through town. In terms of consistent scale and pomp, however, it’s hard to beat Malaysia’s northern Penang island, where Chap Goh Meh is a statewide annual celebration that falls under the purview of the Penang State Tourism Council. Other than the actual orange-throwing ceremony that takes place at the Esplanade, a sea-facing promenade that houses Penang’s oldest historical structures, revellers can expect street food bazaars, a grand fireworks display and cultural shows, including the unique-to-Penang dondang sayang float. In this highly anticipated event, members of the Baba Nyonya community – descendants of early Chinese settlers who drew major

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Turut dikenali sebagai Hari Kekasih Cina, Chap Goh Meh disambut di seluruh Malaysia dimana terdapat ramai bilangan penduduk Cina. Dubbed the Chinese answer to Valentine’s Day, Chap Goh Meh is celebrated throughout Malaysia where there is a sizeable Chinese population.

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Turut dikenali sebagai Hari Kekasih Cina, Chap Goh Meh disambut di seluruh Malaysia dimana terdapat ramai bilangan penduduk Cina Malah, penduduk di Lembah Klang sudah lama membanjiri taman awam, Taman Jaya untuk menyertai karnival tepi tasik ini. Di Melaka pula, sambutan Chap Goh Meh pernah diadakan di tepi bagan. Pernah sekali, perarakan perahu yang gemilang turut diadakan di sekitar bandar bersejarah tersebut. Daripada skala sambutannya, kemeriahan Chap Goh Meh di Pulau Pinang semestinya tiada bandingan. Chap Goh Meh turut diangkat sebagai pesta tahunan yang disambut di seluruh negeri di bawah kelolaan Majlis Tindakan Pelancongan Pulau Pinang. Acara melontar oren biasanya diadakan di Esplanade. Di sesiaran indah menghadap laut dan menempatkan pelbagai bangunan bersejarah tertua di Pulau Pinang itu, para pengunjung turut disajikan dengan aneka gerai makanan, percikan bunga api besar-besaran dan persembahan kebudayaan beserta perarakan Dondang Sayang terkemuka dengan kereta berhias. Dalam acara kemuncak ini, pesertanya yang terdiri daripada masyarakat berketurunan Baba Nyonya iaitu penghijrah awal dari China yang mempraktikkan gabungan budaya masyarakat Melayu dan Cina akan tampil dengan pakaian tradisional yang serba indah. Sambil mendendangkan balada cinta Peranakan iaitu Dondang Sayang, mereka akan berarak dengan bas berhias di semua lokasi terkemuka di Georgetown! Menurut Naib Presiden Persatuan Masyarakat Cina Pulau Pinang, Lillian Tong, tradisi ini dipercayai berasal sekitar tahun 1920-an. Sejak melibatkan diri dalam penganjuran acara ini pada 2004, Lillian yang juga pengarah muzium Pinang Peranakan Mansion berkata, “Dahulu,

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para penyanyinya akan menaiki kereta lembu sebelum beralih kepada penggunaan kereta tanpa bumbung dan seterusnya bas sambil menghiburkan para pengunjung pada Hari Chap Goh Meh.” Kini, tradisi sambutan Chap Goh Meh turut berubah mengikut peredaran zaman. Jelas Lillian, “Masa kecil, makcik saya yang masih bujang akan pergi ke tujuh jambatan di sekitar Pulau Pinang untuk melontar oren. Bukannya di Esplanade. Dulu, orang akan bawa oren sendiri. Sekarang, oren boleh dibeli terus daripada gerai berdekatan. Kebanyakan anak muda sekarang juga akan tulis nombor telefon dan emel pada oren untuk senang dihubungi nanti.” Lillian berpesan: “Seelok-eloknya akan lebih bertuah kalau sebut tim kam than ho ang sebelum melontar. Dalam dialek Hokkien, ia bermaksud ‘lontar oren untuk mendapatkan suami yang baik’.”

The tradition can be traced back to the 1920s, according to Lillian Tong, Vice President of State Chinese (Penang) Association and Museum Director of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Part of the float since 2004, she shares, “Back then, dondang sayang minstrels would ride in bullock carts, before moving on to open-top cars and eventually buses, serenading revellers on the streets during Chap Goh Meh.” Invariably, Chap Goh Meh traditions have evolved to reflect the passing of time. “During my childhood, my maiden aunts threw their oranges into the waters of seven bridges on the island, rather than at the Esplanade seafront itself. In earlier times, people had to bring their own oranges, but today, oranges can be bought at stalls near the venue. Today, young girls write their email addresses and phone numbers on the oranges, so whoever picks up their orange, can easily get in touch with them,” says Lillian, with a laugh. Sharing a tip, she says, “Before they cast their oranges, it’s good luck to say, tim kam than ho ang, which in Hokkien means ‘throw Mandarin oranges, get a good husband.’”

Sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini, tradisi ini turut menarik minat kaum lelaki yang melontar buah pisang. Jika benar jodoh datang sambil kita berhibur, apa salahnya untuk kita mencuba, bukan?

In recent years, men have also joined in the fun, throwing bananas instead of oranges. If we can improve our romantic luck while having fun, why not?

Tahun ini, Chap Goh Meh jatuh pada 2 Mac. ■

This year, Chap Goh Meh falls on 2 March. ■

Wanita bujang melontar buah oren ke dalam laut dengan doa agar mendapat pasangan hidup Single women throw oranges into the sea in the hopes of finding a life partner

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Mula dipraktikkan sejak zaman kuno, tradisi ini dipercayai bermula apabila anak-anak gadis hanya dibenarkan untuk meninggalkan rumah sekali dalam setahun iaitu pada Chap Goh Meh. Demi mempermudahkan jodoh terbaik, golongan gadis ini akan berpakaian serba indah sebelum melakukan aktiviti melontar oren. Ini sudah semestinya dilaksanakan sambil ditemani ahli keluarga perempuan.

cultural influences from local Malay and Chinese heritage – dress up in traditional finery and travel through major landmarks in George Town city, singing dondang sayang, a genre of Peranakan love ballad, atop a gaily decorated bus.

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Special Feature

Oasis In The City The perfect 21st century home may just exist with D’Rapport Residences, a vision conceptualised by the Acmar Group. Centrally located within the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the residence offers the best of both worlds, blending the classical features that make a home with contemporary lifestyle facilities. Its prime location in the neighbourhood of Ampang is close to trendy parts of the city such as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and TREC, where residents can enjoy the pleasures of shopping, dining and entertainment. Boasting a low density build of only 1,099 units on 9.12 acres of land, each unit sports a spacious design fully fitted with modern amenities. The entire residence comprises five towers, each at 38-storeys tall with six apartment units on each floor. Enjoy unrivalled resort living with over 280,000 square feet of common facilities, including a tennis court, a 76-metre leisure pool, two lap pools, a full scale basketball court, as well as badminton and squash courts. Aside from the usual spa, sauna and fitness facilities, residents can also relax and unwind with a stroll through the 11,000-square-foot landscaped forest, or enjoy breathtaking views

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of the city’s skyline at the Panoramic Sky Deck. Unique indoor facilities include a golf simulator, an indoor golf driving range, putting greens, game stations and a home cinema system. As one of Kuala Lumpur’s established luxury residential spots, Ampang is a mature and respected neighbourhood, home to a high concentration of expatriate families who work at the nearby embassies and multinational corporations. The area offers specialty grocers and a wide selection of food and beverage outlets. Also within the vicinity are an international school and the Gleneagles Hospital. To connect to major satellite towns, residents can easily access the AKLEH, MRR2 and DUKE highways. Once improvements to Jalan Ampang and the construction of DUKE 3 outside the development are completed, residents will get to enjoy even further traffic convenience. ■ drapport.com.my

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MALAYSIAN ICON | Dr Wu Lien-Teh

The Plague Fighter

Dr Wu Lien-Teh was a giant in his field in the early 20th century. As a doctor and campaigner, he made inroads into the treatment of pneumonic plague and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1935. Words Siva Sithraputhran | Photography courtesy of The Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society, Penang

place, Wu was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1935. He was the first ethnic Chinese to receive such a nomination but did not win. By 1937, as Japan was advancing on China, Wu returned to Malaya as it was then known, to practise medicine, this time in the northern town of Ipoh, where he treated the poor for free.

Early Years Born in 1879 on Penang island, to first and second generation Chinese immigrants, it became clear from early on that Wu had immense talent. He went to Penang Free School, one of Malaya’s earliest schools, and won a competitive scholarship to go to Emmanuel College at Cambridge University where he excelled, winning several awards in the process.

Dr Wu Lien-Teh’s brush with colonial Britain was a mixed bag. He had won a prestigious scholarship to study at Cambridge, but oddly, as his reputation for opposing the opium trade was growing, he was tried for possessing a small amount of the drug in his clinic, at a time when it was commonly used to treat patients. The event in 1907 was a turning point for him. The young doctor who was then practising at his birthplace, Penang, turned his attention to China where he achieved some of his most notable work, only returning to Malaya 30 years later.

Modern Medicine Hero In 1910, Northern Manchuria was the scene of an outbreak of plague, with death rates of almost 100 percent. Many medical staff were also succumbing to the disease. Wu, already established in China since 1908, was sent to the area and proved crucial in helping to stop the epidemic and paved the way for Western-style public health medicine in China. He is credited for persuading the authorities to cremate the mounting number of corpses and

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for getting permission to conduct autopsies. Both measures were unprecedented in China. He was also commended by various sources for devising an excellent sanitary service to prevent a repeat of the disaster. “The burning of the dead, which, though not unheard of in Chinese annals, still conjures up in the native mind all that is repulsive and contrary to natural feelings, yet once decided upon by the Government, was accepted by the people without complaint or hindrance,” he later told delegates at the International Plague Conference in the Manchurian city of Mukden (now Shenyang in Liaoning Province, China) in April 1911. Wu chaired the important conference, the first international scientific conference held in China, firmly establishing Chinese scientists as members of the international scientific community. Later, the North Manchurian Plague Prevention Service was set up with Wu as its director. Wu was also appointed the first director of China’s National Quarantine Service. With his legacy and achievements firmly in

Wu was the first ethnic Chinese to graduate in medicine from Cambridge. According to his obituary in the British Medical Journal, Emmanuel College gave him a research studentship at the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool under Sir Ronald Ross. He also had stints researching malaria and tetanus at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He was a resident at Brompton hospital before returning to Malaya in 1903 to join the Institute of Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur. Wu wrote many research papers, which appeared in respected journals such as The Lancet. His work was not limited to medical issues but included wider concerns. In particular, he was greatly concerned by the scourge of opium addiction, which was affecting large numbers of his ethnic Chinese brethren. Wu gave generously to institutions of learning, donating money, books and works of art he collected while in China. He also had a sense of the importance of his own work, setting down his life’s work in an autobiography published in 1959 titled Plague Fighter: The Autobiography of A Modern Chinese Physician. Wu died a year later in Penang at the age of 81. ■

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GIZMOS+GADGETS

Our Pick Of Gadgets To Have For more gadget selections, visit goingplacesmagazine.com

Snap On To Game

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Want to enjoy a true gaming experience on the go? Transform your phone into a handheld console with Motorola’s Moto GamePad. It is equipped with a pair of analog control sticks alongside a directional pad, four action buttons, and shoulder button. Compatible with any phone in the Moto Z family, the snap-on gadget comes with its own 1,035 mAh battery that provides up to eight hours of game time. moto.com/my

Freedom In Your Ears The Samsung Gear IconX are cord-free earbuds that provide a secure and comfortable fit for active users. The Running Coach function with voice feedback is available to motivate users based on the pace set, just like a personal fitness coach. Music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone and computer or via a Bluetooth connection. samsung.com/my

Marking A Milestone Casio has collaborated with American artist Eric Haze to design a limited-edition men’s G-Shock watch. The GA-700EH-1A features a brushstroke-inspired, blackand-white colour scheme, signature star on the tip of the band and Haze’s logo engraved on the back of the case. The partnership between the two marks the 35th anniversary of G-Shock this year.

The Kodak Mini Shot combines a digital camera and a photo printer in one device. Using 4Pass photo paper, it prints credit card-sized photos taken with the built-in 10MP sensor. The camera has a 1.7” LCD viewfinder, but is small enough that users can carry it around without trouble. Bluetooth connectivity allows it to connect to mobile devices as well.

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Instant Memories

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THE CURE

Inspiring Health+Wellness

Spritz Away If you love the scents created by Malaysian perfumer Josh Lee but loathe taking the regularsized bottles with you on your travels, fret no more! Lee’s Heritage Through Scent fragrances are now available in a travel set of 10 ml roll-on sizes, making them easy to carry in clutches and purses. Inspired by the rich heritage of his home country, the fragrances ‘Nyonya by Josh Lee Eau de Parfum’ embodies the graceful femininity of a modern Nyonya; ‘George Town by Josh Lee Eau de Parfum’ is a tribute to Lee’s hometown in Penang; and ‘OUD by Josh Lee Eau de Parfum’ captures the scent of the rich Malaysian rainforest. All Josh Lee perfumes carry the Halal certification and are available in selected shopping malls, hotels and airport dutyfree shops in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

Helping Nature

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Restful Ritual

Fans of SOTHYS’ La Crème 128 from the Secrets de SOTHYS® anti-aging luxury range will know how precious and exquisite the porcelain jar the cream comes in is. For this reason and in order to preserve the environment, the French skincare brand has introduced a 50-ml Refill so fans can continue using their jar of art handcrafted by Bernardaud. Like fingerprints, each jar is unique and has won awards for its innovation. La Crème 128 features SOTHYS Rose Stem Cells, Precious Porcelain flower oil and Peach Leaf Extract and claims to be scientifically proven to preserve the youthful functions of the skin.

After a hard day’s work, treat yourself to a deeply tranquil experience with the Soothe Aromatic Bath Salts from Neal’s Yard Remedies. Made with purifying sea salt from the coast of Brittany in France, infused with the essential oils of lavender, marjoram and geranium, add two scoops to the bath for a soothing bedtime ritual that will have you sleeping like a baby. The 400-gram pack comes with a scoop made from FSC®certified wood and a pouch made of organic pesticide-free cotton.

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Pucker Up With February being the month of love, Astute Clinic promises to help you achieve a luscious set of lips to woo your Valentine. The Astute Luscious Lips Treatment uses a non-surgical proprietary formula dermal filler to plump lips and smooth out fine lines around the mouth. The treatment boasts a filler technology that will enhance the lip subtly for six to 12 months, unlike overfilled lips that look unnatural and disproportionate to the facial structure. facebook.com/astuteclinic

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FASHION+ACCESSORIES

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Adding to the Coach Pre-Spring 2018 eyewear collection is an assortment of reimagined heritage silhouettes. They include three distinctive groups: Buckle, a signature Coach detailing modernised in polished cast metal; Horse and Carriage Lens Applique, which includes the iconic logo made threedimensional on eyewear temples; and Coach New York, featuring a chromatic colour palette of shimmering hues. malaysia.coach.com

Here Comes The Bride The latest Bernard Chandran Bridal Collection dazzles with design and innovation. Running the gamut from dreamy to vintage, luxury to sophisticated, and classic to chic, the gowns are constructed to extreme detailing. According to Malaysian-born Chandran, each one is inspired by different facets of the modern woman and shines with a fashion-forward quality. bernardchandran.com

Tribute To An Icon Jimmy Choo’s ‘Borrowed From The Boys’ Cruise 2018 collection features footwear in a variety of androgynous styles. The loafers and evening slippers, for example, are both timelessly modern. They draw from masculine silhouettes but are tailored for a woman’s fit. The designs are sleek, and can work from day to night for all occasions.

New from Montblanc is a special edition fountain pen that celebrates The Beatles. It features coloured strips along the body, a tribute to the clothes worn by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr on the covers of their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Love Me Do discs. The pen’s clip further symbolises the moustaches in the iconic group’s portrait.

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The Globetrotter’s Styling Guide

Burberry has revealed a creative collaboration with Chinese-Canadian musician and actor Kris Wu. The collection offers iconic and everyday pieces, from a trench coat with prints of Wu’s personal tattoos to a rucksack embroidered with his song lyrics. Outerwear pieces include a classic leather biker jacket and a soft-touch plastic cagoule in tartan. Also available are vintage check cotton shirts and oversized printed T-shirts.

Ode To Love Pave diamonds intertwine to form an everlasting symbol of love in the infinity rings of De Beers. The gently curved figure of eight represents timelessness and a path of never-ending possibilities. These versatile and contemporary bands are available in white, pink or yellow gold, and are designed to be worn alone or stacked together for a combined radiance. debeers.com

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Lasting Gift

Chic Kitsch

The Piaget Polo S watch was created for the man who defies convention. Its cushion-shaped blue dial set within a round 42mm case is distinctive of the brand’s unique style, and is the perfect Valentine’s gift to make an unforgettable impression.

Balenciaga’s Cruise 2018 collection for women is based on the archetypal signatures creative director Demna Gvasalia has brought to the label. Within it, there are variations on drape and florals, as well as “licence” graphics stamped on souvenir Bazar bags and witty punctuations of jewellery inspired by a hodgepodge of everyday items.

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Special Feature

A Seafront Paradise Always wanted to own a beach home in the tropics? Tropicana Cenang offers you a chance to live the dream. Sitting on 5.28 acres of land along the pristine shores of Langkawi island in Malaysia, the freehold, premium mixed seafront development is set to be an all-in-one lifestyle destination. With serviced suites ranging from 380 to 1,307 square feet across two towers, the master plan will also comprise of the Wanda Realm Resort Langkawi and prime retail shops tailored for the booming tourism industry in Langkawi. There is never a dull moment at Pantai Cenang, the most happening spot on Langkawi island, where residents of Tropicana Cenang can enjoy direct access to the beach. Here you will find a diverse mix of tourist attractions, cafés and restaurants, spa and wellness centres as well as duty-free outlets and shopping malls. The beach boasts warm white sands and crystal-clear waters, great for sunbathing and water sports. Nightlife is lively with beachfront bars offering food and drinks, accompanied by live music and cultural performances. The upscale residences will meet the needs of a myriad of market segments with design offerings in studio, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom varieties. Residents will enjoy gentle sea breezes throughout the day while most units will enjoy picturesque views of the sea. The fully-fitted units come complete with tasteful interior design and furnishings. Choose from a host of resort-style amenities, including a swimming pool with sea views, Jacuzzi, cabanas, and a BBQ terrace. Or retreat to the yoga pavilion and reading nook for some rest and relaxation. The young ones will enjoy the children’s playground, treehouse and wading pool. Residents will also be privy to hotel-standard services such as concierge, housekeeping and home care programmes. Another jewel of this development is the Wanda Realm Resort Langkawi, which is the first Wanda Realm brand overseas. The resort offers a luxurious experience with 350 hotel rooms, restaurants, conference, entertainment as well as fitness facilities.

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Tropicana Cenang offers opportunities for investments too. Blessed by beautiful beaches and balmy weather all-year-round, Langkawi saw 3.6 million tourists visiting the island in 2016, including foreigners from China, Australia, UAE and Europe. As such, there is a strong demand for accommodation, with hotels recording an occupancy rate between 75 percent and 95 percent in the first quarter of 2016. An iconic addition to the Langkawi skyline, Tropicana Cenang will be the key tourist destination for leisure and entertainment, catered to locals and tourists from across the globe. The island welcomes more than 278 non-stop flights per week from eight destinations, including international direct flights from Singapore, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The figure is expected to rise when the RM89 million expansion and upgrading works for the Langkawi International Airport, located just 10 minutes from the property, is completed in mid-2018. New developments are also being proposed to develop the area, such as a RM60 million water theme park and a RM500 million Langkawi Cosmetic Island, which will open up new jobs. ■ tropicanacenang.com.my

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Inside

73 News & Updates

79 Safety & Service Information

86 Enrich Quick Facts & Guide

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Malaysia Airlines

78 Our Fleet Of Aircraft

80 Our Network & Those Of Our oneworld Partners

Proudly Malaysian Malaysia Airlines recently received its second A350-900 aircraft, this time sporting the special Negaraku livery. Group Chief Executive Officer Izham Ismail was at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to greet the aircraft, which departed from Airbus’ factory in Toulouse, France. The A350-XWB, with the registration number 9M-MAC, carries the design of the Jalur Gemilang, the Malaysian flag. The aircraft has 286 seats with a three-class configuration, consisting of four seats in First Class, 35 in Business and 247 in Economy Class.

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INSIDE MALAYSIA AIRLINES

Getting To Know

A 38-year veteran of the aviation industry, Izham Ismail began his career at Malaysia Airlines as a pilot in 1979. Appointed to a management position just 10 years after joining the airline, he assumed the role of Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2017. We spend 15 minutes getting to know him better. goingplacesmagazine.com | 74 | February 2018

n What do you consider your greatest achievement? That’s a difficult question. An achievement would mean you have reached some pinnacle which I don’t think I have yet. Would it be boring to say my children? They are independent, kind and good people and I am proud of how they have turned out, which is not necessarily my achievement. n What about your greatest achievement in Malaysia Airlines so far? I’m not sure about achievement but

definitely one of the most memorable moments for me was when I took delivery of the B777-200 from Seattle in 1997. There was a moment in the cockpit somewhere over the Atlantic, where on one side it was daylight and the other night. Over this horizon, I saw the Hale Bopp Comet, where the head of the comet was in daylight and the tail in the night. Those were the days before smartphones were invented, so I couldn’t take a picture but the scene is one that has stayed with me. It was an amazing moment and I was reminded of the vastness of the universe and how small I am in the grand scheme of things. (Izham broke world aviation records when he flew Malaysia Airlines’ first B777-200 eastward from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur and back. The flight set new world records for the longest flight and fastest round-the-world flight by a commercial airliner, with a total flight time of 41 hours and 59 minutes covering a distance of 23,310 miles.) n Which is your favourite aircraft to fly? n Favourite airport to land?

B747.

Kai Tak, the old Hong Kong

international airport. When I make people happy or when something good happens for someone because of my actions.

n What is your idea of happiness?

n What is the quality you like most in a person?

Someone who is

trustworthy and honest. n What is your greatest talent?

I’m a good listener.

n What about a talent that you would like to have most?

To be a

single handicapper in golf every time.

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I am a big Star Trek fan so I would have to say Captain Kirk! As a boy I loved how he took his team beyond boundaries and explored new frontiers. Now that I’m older, I appreciate how Captain Kirk is able to unite his team and harness the strength of each and every one of them despite their background, culture, race and religion. This is an admirable quality.

n Who is your favourite superhero?

Play golf, babysit my grandson and play with my remote-control helicopter. n What do you do in your spare time?

n Favourite football team?

I prefer F1 racing.

n Describe yourself in three words. n Most overused word or phrase?

Calm, neat and detailed.

Henceforth.

n On a scale of 1 to 10, how “cool” are you? For a 56-year-old to own and use Apple products, I think I’m pretty cool. n What’s your favourite movie?

Anything Netflix picks out for me.

n What was your favourite toy growing up?

Indonesian Recognition Malaysia Airlines was named Indonesia’s Leading ASEAN Airline at the 8th Indonesia Travel Tourism Awards (ITTA) 2017/2018. Organised by the ITTA Foundation, the awards celebrate outstanding Indonesian travel and hospitality industry players who have demonstrated exemplary service towards customers. Commenting on the win, Chief Commercial Officer Arved von Zur Muehlen said the airline was happy to celebrate and reaffirm the strong ties between Malaysia and Indonesia. “This win will not be possible without the continued support from our customers and our team. It is a huge milestone for us as we continue breaking new ground to position ourselves as a premium carrier,” he said.

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n What is your most treasured possession? I’m not one for possessions. Friendships are what I treasure most.

Every toy that was

given to me. n Who is your greatest influence?

My late mother.

n Most unforgettable moment growing up? When I left RMC (Royal Military College) on the first day of school and got a beating from my mother! n If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I am generally a calm person but sometimes, I do lose my cool and each time I regret it. This is what I would change – to never lose my cool no matter the situation. That momentary loss of rationality, especially when targeted at a person, can have deep repercussions. I don’t believe in regrets. It is a waste of time and all mistakes are valuable learnings.

n What is your greatest regret?

n What is your motto? I don’t really have a motto per se but I do believe that whatever we do, it must have a purpose. Be it life in general, work or family, you must have a purpose and we must commit all our actions according to that purpose.

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Better Understanding Following a successful migration of its passenger service system to the Amadeus Altéa Suite in mid2017, Malaysia Airlines has once again partnered with global travel technology leader Amadeus IT Group to adopt the Amadeus Customer Experience Management system. The technology, which takes data about the traveller from multiple sources, builds a comprehensive, real-time picture of who the traveller is and integrates it with advanced personalisation logic to help the airline cater to travellers’ expectations and demands, from purchase of excess baggage to preference for chauffeur service upon arrival. The system is expected to help the airline understand its customers more intimately to deliver highly personalised offers across all touchpoints.

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INSIDE MALAYSIA AIRLINES

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FOOTIE THRILLS Good news for Liverpool Football Club fans around the world! Malaysia Airlines will kick off its second Take Me To Anfield campaign to bring die-hard fans for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit the hallowed grounds of the club in May. The inaugural campaign in 2017 saw 18 lucky fans fulfilling their dreams, as they were not only flown out on an all-expense-paid trip to Anfield Stadium, they also got to play against an LFC side on the field, coached by none other than the Reds legends themselves. “It’s a childhood dream come true. Even from a young age, I’ve always wanted to set foot on the stadium,” says Abdul Rayjal Abdul Jalil from Sarawak, Malaysia, one of last year’s lucky winners. Others, like fellow Malaysian Umakarthigan Gopal, were overwhelmed with emotion, kissing the ground as they entered the field. “This is the highlight of my life as a Liverpool die-hard fan. I can proudly say that I’ve played here,” he proclaims. The 2017 contest saw fans submitting videos of their best footie tricks on camera, whilst also explaining why they deserved a chance to play on Malaysia Airlines’ MH Global Dream Team. Winners were shortlisted based on their skills and creativity. The finalists, who hailed from Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan, were then flown to Liverpool for an exclusive tour of the stadium and a training session at Liverpool FC Academy, coached by legends Robbie Fowler and Gary McAllister, in preparation for the big game. The joy was palpable on match day. Cheered on by their coaches and other members of the Liverpool football team, the players dribbled, passed and scored their way through the game. Winners walked away with the champions’ trophy, but all participants left with memories that would last them for a lifetime. Stay tuned for details of the 2018 campaign in our coming issues. Malaysia Airlines is the official global airline partner for Liverpool FC.

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Enrich Quick Facts Fleet

Firefly

Firefly A380-800

ATR 72-500 Range 15,400km

No. of aircraft 12

Passenger Seating 494

Maximum Fuel Capacity 84,600 US Gallons

Passenger Seating 72

Engine Rolls Royce Trent 970

Maximum Cruising Speed Mach 0.9 (1,102km/h)

Firefly

Firefly

Engine PW127M

Firefly Wingspan 27m Firefly

Firefly

Height 24m

Maximum Fuel Capacity 841 US Gallons

A380-800

Maximum Cruising Speed 510km/h

ATR 72-500

Length 27m

ATR 72-500 ATR 72-500

A380-800

A380-800

ATR 72-500 ATR 72-500

A380-800 A380-800

ATR 72-500 Maswings Maswings ATR 72-500 Maswings

A380-800 A380-800 A350-900 Maximum Fuel Capacity 37,242 US Gallons

Engine Rolls Royce Trent XWB

Maximum Cruising Speed Mach 0.9 (944km/h) Wingspan 64.75m

B777-200

B777-200 B777-200

No. of aircraft 10 Passenger Seating 68

Length 27m

ATR 72-500

ATR 72-500 ATR 72-500

Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter - Series 400 Passenger Seating 19

B777-200 B777-200

Engine PT6A-34

Range 10,000km

Passenger Seating 283

Maximum Fuel Capacity 25,770 US Gallons

Engine PW4170

Maximum Cruising Speed A330-300 Mach 0.8 (980km/h)

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Wingspan 60m A350-900_RR_MALAYSIA_AIRLINES

Scale 1/200 Date : 23/08/17

A330-300 A330-300

Wingspan 20m

ATR 72-500 ATR 72-500 Viking DHC-6

Maximum Fuel Capacity 378 US Gallons

No. of aircraft 15

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ATR 72-500

Maximum Cruising Speed 510km/h

No. of aircraft 6

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Maswings

Maximum Fuel Capacity 841 US Gallons

ATR 72-500

B777-200 Length 66.8m

A330-300

Maswings Wingspan 27m

Engine PW127M Height 17.05m

Passenger Seating 286

Maximum Cruising Speed 337km/h

Length 16m Viking DHC-6 MasKargo Viking DHC-6

Height 17m

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Range 15,000km

B777-200

Maswings Maswings

ATR 72-500

No. of aircraft 2

Viking DHC-6 MasKargo Viking DHC-6 MasKargo

Length 63m A330-300

A330 200f

Viking DHC-6 Viking DHC-6 MasKargo

A330-300 A330-200F

MasKargo

No. of aircraft 3

B737-800 No. of aircraft 54

Height 6m

Length 73m

Height 8m

Wingspan 79m

Height 8m

No. of aircraft 6

B737-800

A330-300 Range 5,765km A330-300

Passenger Seating 160-166

Maximum Fuel Capacity 6,875 US Gallons

Engine CFM56-7BE

Maximum Cruising Speed Mach 0.7 (857km/h)

Engine PW4000

A330 200f

A330 200f

Range 13,400km

Maximum Fuel Capacity 25,765 US Gallons MasKargo

MasKargo

Maximum Cruising Speed Mach 0.9 (1,102km/h)

B737-800

Wingspan 60m

A330 200f

Height 17m

B737-800

Height 13m

B747 400f

Wingspan 34m

A330 200f B747 400f Length 40m

Length 58m

B747 400f

A330200f 200f A330

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Safety + service info

Cabin Luggage handling Passenger and crew safety onboard our flights is our highest priority. In compliance with the airline’s policy and in observing Occupational, Safety and Health Regulations requirements, cabin crew are no longer required to stow passengers’ hand luggages into the overhead stowage compartment. This is to minimise occupational hazard and ergonomic risks faced by cabin crew in the aircraft. Cabin crew on duty will, however, assist passengers travelling with infants, young passengers travelling alone, the elderly, and passengers with reduced mobility. Passengers who are fit and in good health must carry, stow and secure their own hand luggages on board. Hand luggage exceeding the 7kg weight limit is required to be checked in before boarding.

Portable Electronic Devices (PED) For safety reasons and in line with the Department of Civil Aviation guidelines, mobile phones and all PEDs must be switched off once aircraft doors are closed. Whilst cruising, devices placed in flight mode may be used. The devices must again be switched off during the approach for landing until the aircraft is parked at the terminal building. Devices transmitting strong signals must remain switched off throughout the flight, until disembarkation. The Captain may prohibit the use of devices that can interfere with the aircraft’s system.

Lithium batteries Lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries for portable electronic devices (PEDs), including medical devices must not exceed 2g for lithium metal batteries and 100Wh for lithium ion batteries. All spare batteries, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for PEDs must be carried in passengers’ carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. For PEDs containing non-spillable batteries, they must be 12V or less or 100Wh or less. A maximum of two spare batteries may be carried. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits.

Electronic cigarettes Electronic cigarettes must be carried on one’s person or in carry-on baggage only. Recharging of the device in-flight is not permitted.

Zero tolerance of abuse We value courteousness. Any form of threat, verbal abuse or violence towards our staff will be taken seriously. We are committed to supporting anyone who has been the victim of an assault.

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BAGGAGE FOR TRANSIT PASSENGERS We recommend that transit passengers in KLIA reconfirm their final baggage destination at the Transfer Desk to ensure they are identified and loaded accordingly. Just show your baggage identification tag to the Transfer Desk officer.

Comfort and care Personal care, baby paraphernalia and first aid treatment are available upon request.

In addition to airport check-In, here are other options:

Web: Check in online at malaysiaairlines.com. Print out the boarding pass yourself.

Entertainment Movies, TV and Music On-Demand are available on selected flights.

Onboard connection Laptop power points are fitted on First and Business Class seats.

Food and beverage All food served is halal. Special meals can be prepared with 24-hour notice. First and Business Class guests may use Chef-on-Call services to book meals 24 hours prior to departure on selected flights. Alcoholic drinks are available on flights over three hours to passengers above the age of 18. Our cabin crew reserve the right to decline serving and selling alcohol to any passenger who appears intoxicated. Consumption of personal alcoholic drinks is prohibited.

FRESH AND FROZEN SEAFOOD Fresh and frozen seafood are strictly not permitted in check-in baggage. They may be accepted in cabin baggage, subject to the destination’s quarantine regulations, but they must be properly packed and meet the cabin baggage weight and size requirements. A maximum of 2.5 kg of dry ice per passenger is permissible if dry ice is used to carry these items. We reserve the right to refuse carriage if the items are not properly packed.

Web-to-mobile: Check in online. Your boarding pass will be sent to your mobile phone. The 2D barcode mobile boarding pass can be scanned at airport security and at the boarding gate.

MHmobile: Download and log onto flymas.mobi on your mobile phone and you will be sent a 2D barcode mobile boarding pass via SMS or email.

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ON-TIME PERFORMANCE Our check-in counters close 60 minutes before departure. Please allow at least 45 minutes for immigration and security clearance. Boarding gate will close 20 minutes prior to departure and late passengers will not be accepted.

FastCheck selfservice kiosk: Check in and print your boarding pass at these kiosks at the airport.

City centre counter check-in: Available at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and in Hong Kong.

Special assistance Wheelchairs and attendant services are available with 24-hour advance request.

Young passenger travelling alone (YPTA) We provide assistance for children aged five to 14 years old travelling alone, with 24-hour advance request.

No-smoking policy Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on all flights.

Exclusive check-in: Enrich Platinum/Gold Members and First/Business Class Passengers can check in at the premium front-end check-in lounge, or via telephone, arriving 30 minutes before take-off if you do not have check-in baggage.

*Terms & conditions apply to the above, which is correct at the time of printing. Visit malaysiaairlines.com for more information.

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Our Network / Malaysia

Ta

TashkentT

Du Dushanbe

Kulob

Peshaw

Faisala

Mu Kudat

Kudat

Karachi Ah

Langkawi Langkawi Kota Bharu Kota Bharu

Alor SetarAlor Setar

Penang

Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu Labuan

Penang

Lawas

Ipoh Miri

Miri Marudi

Kuantan Kuantan KLIA

Bintulu

KLIA

(Kuala Lumpur) (Kuala Lumpur)

Subang

Bintulu

Limbang Mulu

Lawas

Lahad Datu Lahad Datu

Limbang

Mulu

Semporna Semporna

Ba’kelalan Ba’kelalan

Bario Marudi Long SeridanLong Seridan

Tawau

Tawau

Bario

Long Akah Long Akah Long Lellang Long Lellang Long Banga Long Banga

Subang

(Kuala Lumpur) (Kuala Lumpur)

Mukah Tanjung Manis Tanjung ManisSibu

Mukah

Sibu

Kuching Kuching Johor Bahru Johor Bahru

Legend

Greenwich Meridian

Greenwich Meridian

MASwings flights operated by Royal Brunei oneworld destinations

Correct at the time of print / Destinations are subject to change. Log on to malaysiaairlines.com or oneworld.com for the respective route/destination maps

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Mum

Labuan

Kuala Terenggganu Kuala Terenggganu Ipoh

SandakanSandakan

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Thiruv


Asia + Oceania

Nizhnevartovsk Nizhnevartovsk MagadanMagadan Novosibirsk Novosibirsk

Omsk Omsk

Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk

Bratsk Bratsk

Abakan Abakan PavlodarPavlodar

Irkutsk Irkutsk

Gorno-Altaysk Gorno-Altaysk

Chita

Ulan-UdeUlan-Ude

Semey Semey

Okha

Chita Blagoveschensk Blagoveschensk

Sea Sea of of Okha OkhotskPetropavlovsk Okhotsk Petropavlovsk

Khabarovsk Khabarovsk

Ust-Kamenogorsk Ust-Kamenogorsk

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Taraz

Urumqi Urumqi

Taraz Almaty Almaty Bishkek Bishkek

Vladivostok Vladivostok

TashkentTashkent Osh Dushanbe Dushanbe

Beijing Beijing Tianjin Tianjin

Kulob Kulob Islamabad Islamabad Peshawar Peshawar Faisalabad Faisalabad AmritsarAmritsar Multan Multan New Delhi New DelhiKathmandu Kathmandu

Kolkata Kolkata

Goa

Hyderabad Hyderabad

Goa Bengaluru Bengaluru Chennai Chennai

Sanya

Sanya

South South Angeles Angeles China China Philippine Philippine Sea SeaManila Manila SeaSea

Siem Reap Siem Reap Bangkok Bangkok PhnomPhnom Penh Penh

MedanMedan Male

Cebu

Ho Chi Ho Minh Chi City Minh City

PhuketPhuket Krabi Colombo Colombo HambantotaBanda Banda Hambantota Aceh Aceh

Male

NORTH NORTH PACIFIC PACIFIC OCEAN OCEAN

Da Nang Da Nang

Andaman Andaman Sea Sea

Kozhikode Tiruchchirappalli Kozhikode Tiruchchirappalli Kochi Kochi Trincomalee Trincomalee Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram

Guilin

HaikouHaikou

Chiang Mai Chiang Mai YangonYangon

BayBay of of Bengal Bengal

EastEast China China Sea Sea FuzhouFuzhou Okinawa Okinawa Taipei Taipei

Guilin XiamenXiamen Guangzhou Guangzhou KaohsiungKaohsiung Hong Kong Hong Kong Hanoi Hanoi

KunmingKunming

Dhaka Dhaka

Nagpur Nagpur Mumbai Mumbai

of Sea Sea of Aomori Akita Japan Japan Niigata

Aomori Misawa Misawa Akita HanamakiHanamaki Niigata Dalian Dalian YamagataYamagata Seoul Seoul Komatsu Komatsu Izumo Izumo Busan Busan Tokyo Tokyo Zhengzhou Qingdao Qingdao Zhengzhou HiroshimaHiroshima Osaka Osaka Xi’an Xi’an Fukuoka FukuokaTokushimaTokushima Jeju Jeju NanjingNanjing Kochi Kochi Nagasaki Nagasaki Shanghai Shanghai ChengduChengdu Miyazaki Miyazaki WuhanWuhan HangzhouHangzhou Kagoshima Kagoshima Ningbo Ningbo Chongqing Chongqing ChangshaChangsha WenzhouWenzhou

Osh

Karachi Karachi Ahmedabad Ahmedabad

AsahikawaAsahikawa Memanbetsu Memanbetsu Obihiro Obihiro Kushiro Kushiro

Guam

Guam

Cebu

Krabi

Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu Seri Begawan BandarBandar Seri Begawan TarakanTarakan Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur

Koror

Koror

Singapore Singapore

Equ

Equator

JakartaJakarta Bali

INDIAN INDIAN OCEAN OCEAN

Arafura Arafura Sea Sea

Bali

Port Moresby Port Moresby Horn Island Horn Island

Timor Timor SeaSea Broome Broome Port Hedland Port Hedland Karratha Karratha ExmouthExmouth ParaburdooNewmanNewman Paraburdoo

GeraldtonGeraldton Perth Perth

KalgoorlieKalgoorlie

Darwin Darwin

Weipa Weipa

Cairns

Cairns

Coral Coral SeaSea

TownsvilleTownsville Isa Mount IsaMountCloncurry Cloncurry Hamilton Hamilton Island Island Mackay Mackay MoranbahMoranbah Alice Springs LongreachLongreach Alice Springs Rockhampton Rockhampton GladstoneGladstone Emerald Emerald Blackall Blackall Ayers Rock Ayers Rock Hervey Bay Hervey Bay CharlevilleCharleville Roma Roma Moree Moree Brisbane Brisbane

New Caledonia New Caledonia

Coffs Harbour Armidale Armidale Coffs Harbour TamworthTamworth Howe Island Lord HoweLord Island Port Macquarie Dubbo Dubbo Port Macquarie NewcastleNewcastle Whyalla Whyalla Mildura Mildura Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga SydneySydney Port Lincoln Port Lincoln Adelaide Adelaide Albury Albury Canberra Canberra Auckland Auckland Melbourne Melbourne DevonportDevonport Launceston Launceston

Tasman Tasman SeaSea

WellingtonWellington

Hobart Hobart Queenstown Queenstown

GMT +5

GMT +6

GMT +7

GMT +8

GMT +9

GMT +10

GMT +11

GMT +12

A member of

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Reykjavik

Americas + Canada

Vancouver Seattle

Gulf of Alaska

Las Vegas Monterey Ontario Santa Barbara Palm Springs Phoenix Los Angeles San Diego

Milwaukee Chicago

St Louis

Brownsville Mazatlán San José del Cabo Mexico City

Gulf of Alaska

Ixtapa

Buffalo

Tallahassee

Corpus Christi

Tampa Sarasota

Gulf of Mexico

Boston New York

Halifax

Martha's Vineyard

Nantucket Philadelphia Salisbury-Ocean City

Hudson Bay

Raleigh-Durham Charlotte New Bern Myrtle Beach Atlanta Savannah

New Orleans Houston

Montreal

Watertown Portland

Pittsburgh Washington Winston-Salem

Dallas San Antonio

Toronto Grand Rapids

Nashville

San Angelo

Ottawa

Traverse City

Hayden Denver Aspen Colorado Springs Montrose Vail

Reno

Sacramento San Francisco

Québec

Marquette

Portland

Ponta Delgada (Az

NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Bermuda

Charleston Jacksonville

Sargasso Sea

West Palm Beach

Nassau Key West Miami George Town Havana Varadero Providenciales Cancún Cap-Haïtien Santiago Grand Cayman Merida

Puebla

Belize City

Montego Bay

San Pedro Sula

Guatemala City San Salvador

Managua Liberia

Port-au- Santo Prince Domingo

Kingston

San Juan

Caribbean Sea

San Jose

Tobago

Santa Marta

San Andrés Island

Caracas

Port of Spain

Panama City Yopal Cali

PACIFIC OCEAN Lihue Honolulu

Bogotá Boa Vista

Baltra Island San Cristóbal Island

Kahului

Guayaquil Talara

Tumbes

Chiclayo

Sargasso Sea

Macapá

Gulf of Mexico

Equator

São Luís

Fortaleza Natal João Pessoa

Teresina

Cajamarca

Trujillo

Kailua Kona

Maceió Aracaju

Puerto Maldonado

Caribbean Sea

Salvador Porto Seguro

Santa Cruz

Tacna

Calama

SO ATL OC

Rio de Janeiro

Asuncion

Antofagasta

São Paulo

Copiapó Easter Island

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

Chilean Sea

Comodoro Rivadavia

La Serena Santiago

San Juan Mendoza

Porto Alegre Rio Grande

Rosario Buenos Aires

Concepción Valdivia Puerto Montt

Punta Del Este

Neuquén Bahía Blanca

Osorno

San Carlos Bariloche

Castro

Legend

Scotia Sea

Balmaceda El Calafate

oneworld destinations

Río Gallegos MH flights operated by Emirates

GMT -8

GMT -7

Punta Arenas

GMT -6

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

Chilean Sea Ushuaia

GMT -5

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GMT -4

GMT -3

GMT -2

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Kajaani

Reykjavik Jyvaskyla

North Sea Inverness Aberdeen

Glasgow Belfast Shannon

Newcastle Leeds

Mariehamn

Oslo

Aalborg Billund

Westerland Amsterdam

Turku

Visby

Gothenburg

Nizhnevartovsk

Helsinki Tallinn Tartu

St Petersburg

Riga

Aarhus Gdansk Hamburg

Kazan

Moscow

Vilnius

Kaliningrad

Novosibirsk

Omsk

Europe, Middle East + Africa

Nizhny Novgorod

Abakan

Pavlodar

Samara

Krasnoyars

Gorno-Altaysk

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88 movies

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Entertainment

90 TV shows

Ratings:

G General audience. Suitable for all ages. PG  Parental guidance suggested. Some content may not be suitable for children.

Languages:

NR Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Contains scenes or language that may be disturbing or offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

PG-13 Parental guidance strongly recommended. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Award-winning movies/programmes.

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Programmes with Malaysian content.

A Arabic / D Danish / E English / Es Spanish / F French / G German / H Hindi / I Italian / In Indonesian / J Japanese / K Korean / M Mandarin / Ml Malay / T Tamil / Ta Tagalog

Subtitles: C+ Chinese / E+ English

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Movies

Favourites

Latest

Wait Until Dark NR / 108 mins / Horror, Thriller / E

Arsenic and Old Lace NR / 118 mins / Comedy, Crime, Thriller / E, G, Es

dead man down R/

New Murder on the Orient Express KENNETH BRANAGH, PENÉLOPE CRUZ

PG-13 / 96 mins / Crime, Drama, Mystery / E, F, G, J, C+

New Geostorm GERARD BUTLER, JIM STURGESS, ABBIE CORNISH PG-13 / 109 mins / Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, F, G, J, C+

Dunkirk FIONN WHITEHEAD, BARRY KEOGHAN, MARK RYLANCE PG-13 / 106 mins / Action, Drama, History / E, F, G, J, C+

What Happened To Monday NOOMI RAPACE, GLENN CLOSE, WILLEM DAFOE

NR / 123 mins / Action, Adventure, Crime / E, G, C+

Dark passage lauren bacall

Alien: Covenant MICHAEL FASSBENDER, KATHERINE WATERSTON

R/

NR / 107 mins / Film-Noir, Thriller / E

/ 122 mins / Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, F, J, Es, C+

Batman Begins PG-13 / 140 mins / Action, Adventure, Crime / E, F, G, J, C+

My Cousin Rachel RACHEL WEISZ, SAM CLAFLIN

now you see me

PG-13 / 106 mins / Drama, Mystery, Romance / E, I, J, C+

American Wrestler: The Wizard WILLIAM FICHTNER, JON VOIGHT, LIA MARIE JOHNSON

PG-13 / 117 mins / Drama, Sport / E, C+

/ 118 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E, F, G, K, C+

PG-13 / 135 mins / Crime, Mystery, Thriller / E, F, G, J, C+

middle school: the worst years of my life PG / 92 mins / Animation, Comedy, Family / E, C+

Sicario

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New The Foreigner KATIE LEUNG, JACKIE CHAN, RUFUS JONES R/

/ 98 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E, C+

American Assassin DYLAN O'BRIEN, MICHAEL KEATON, SANAA LATHAN R/

/ 112 mins / Action, Thriller / E, G, C+

Stronger JAKE GYLLENHAAL, TATIANA MASLANY, MIRANDA RICHARDSON

R/

/ 116 mins / Biography, Drama / E, C+

Step PAULA DOFAT, BLESSIN GIRALDO, CORI GRAINGER

PG / 83 mins / Documentary / E, C+

War for the Planet of the Apes ANDY SERKIS, WOODY HARRELSON, STEVE ZAHN

PG-13 / 139 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E

A GHOST STORY CASEY AFFLECK, ROONEY MARA, MCCOLM CEPHAS JR. R/

New Blade Runner 2049

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas R/

/ 124 mins / Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, F, G, J, C+

In 2049, a bioengineered human replicant known as 'K' works for the LA Police Department as a blade runner hunting down rogue replicants. K unearths a longburied secret that could potentially lead to a human and replicant war.

Annabelle: Creation MIRANDA OTTO, STEPHANIE SIGMAN, LULU WILSON R/

PG-13 / 121 mins / Biography, Comedy, Drama / E, F, G, J, C+

Goodbye Christopher Robin DOMHNALL GLEESON, MARGOT ROBBIE, KELLY MACDONALD PG / 106 mins / Biography, Family, History / E, F, G, J, C+

In Search of Fellini MARIA BELLO, KSENIA SOLO, BETH RIESGRAF

R/

/ 93 mins / Adventure, Drama / E, C+

IT BILL SKARSGÅRD, JAEDEN LIEBERHER, FINN WOLFHARD R/

New Kingsman: The Golden Circle

/ 135 mins / Drama, Horror / E, F, G, J, C+

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong R / 138 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy / E

When the Kingsman’s headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage, the surviving agents journey to United States to team up with their American counterpart, the Statesman, and band together to defeat a common enemy.

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The Glass Castle BRIE LARSON, WOODY HARRELSON, NAOMI WATTS

PG-13 / 127 mins / Biography, Drama / E, F, G, C+

Shot Caller NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, LAKE BELL, JON BERNTHAL R/

/ 121 mins / Crime, Drama, Thriller / E, F, C+

R/

R/

/ 92 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E, F, G, C+

Snowden JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, SHAILENE WOODLEY

R/

/ 134 mins / Biography, Drama, Thriller / E, K, F, Es, C+

the best of Me PG-13 / 116 mins / Drama, Romance / E, F, C+

winter's tale PG-13 / 118 mins / Drama, Fantasy, Mystery / E, F, G, K, C+

no reservations PG / 104 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance / E, F, G, J, C+

The Edge of Seventeen HAILEE STEINFELD, HALEY LU RICHARDSON, BLAKE JENNER R/

For the complete list of movies, please refer to your in-flight entertainment system.

/ 104 mins / Comedy, Drama / E, F, K, C+

A Family Man ALISON BRIE, WILLEM DAFOE

Award-winning movies

/ 108 mins / Biography, Drama, Music / E, F, G, C+

/ 109 mins / Horror, Mystery, Thriller / E, F, G, Es, C+

Battle of the Sexes EMMA STONE, STEVE CARELL, ANDREA RISEBOROUGH

/ 92 mins / Drama, Fantasy, Romance / E, F, C+

R / / 121 mins / Action, Crime, Drama  / E, F, G, C+

Bastille Day (The Take) IDRIS ELBA, RICHARD MADDEN, CHARLOTTE LE BON

Wonder Woman GAL GADOT, CHRIS PINE, Robin Wright

PG-13 / 137 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E

The Journey Is the Destination Ben Schnetzer, ELLA PURNELL, MARIA BELLO

R/

/ 123 mins / Drama / E, C+

Beatriz at Dinner SALMA HAYEK, JOHN LITHGOW, CONNIE BRITTON R/

/ 83 mins / Drama / E, C+

Viceroy's House GILLIAN ANDERSON, MICHAEL GAMBON, HUGH BONNEVILLE NR / 106 mins / Biography, Drama / E, F, C+

Everything, Everything AMANDLA STENBERG, NICK ROBINSON, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

PG-13 / 96 mins / Drama, Romance / E, F, J, K, C+

Gravity SANDRA BULLOCK, GEORGE CLOONEY, ED HARRIS PG-13 / 91 mins / Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, F, G, J, C+

PG-13 / 126 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E, I, G, Es, C+

PG-13 / 161 mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy / E, F, G, J, C+

Mad Max: Fury Road TOM HARDY, CHARLIZE THERON, NICHOLAS HOULT

R/

/ 121 mins / Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / E, F, G, J, C+

Argo BEN AFFLECK, BRYAN CRANSTON

R/

The Fighter MARK WAHLBERG, CHRISTIAN BALE

/ 116 mins / Biography, Drama, Sport / E, F, G, I, C+

The Iron Lady MERYL STREEP, JIM BROADBENT

R / / 115 mins / Biography, Drama, History / E, F, G, J, C+

PG-13 / 105 mins / Biography, Drama / E, F, G, C+

The Revenant LEONARDO DICAPRIO, TOM HARDY, WILL POULTER

Spotlight MARK RUFFALO, MICHAEL KEATON, RACHEL MCADAMS

R/

King Arthur: Legend of the sword CHARLIE HUNNAM, ASTRID BERGÈS-FRISBEY, JUDE LAW

Avatar SAM WORTHINGTON, ZOE SALDANA

/ 156 mins / Adventure, Drama, Thriller / E

R / / 128 mins / Crime, Drama, History / E, F, G, K, C+ 

For the complete list of award-winning movies, please refer to your in-flight entertainment system.

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movies

Chinese

Japanese

hindi

提着心吊着胆 / Absurd Accident SUXI REN, CHEN XIXU, GAO YE

ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟 /

दग ं ल / Wrestling competition AAMIR KHAN, FATIMA SANA SHAIKH, SAKSHI TANWAR

NR / 164 mins / Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E+

Miracles of the Namiya General Store MASATO HAGIWARA, KENTO HAYASHI, MUGI KADOWAKI NR / 129 mins / Drama / E+

New Kau Takdirku PG-13 / 102 mins / Drama, Romance / M, E+

家族はつらいよ2 / What a

Wonderful Family! 2 YÛ AOI, SATOSHI TSUMABUKI, KAZUKO YOSHIYUKI NA / 113 mins / Comedy / E+

战狼2 / Wolf Warrior 2

JING WU, FRANK GRILLO, CELINA JADE

korean

春嬌救志明 / Love Off The Cuff SHAWN YUE, MIRIAM CHIN WAH YEUNG, SHIGA LIN

World To Me YEE MIN ENG, GREGG KOAY, FREDERICK LEE

PG-13 / 110 mins / Drama / M, E+

Soul YANG PEI, NYIMA ZADUI, TSEWANG DOLKAR NR / 115 mins / Fiction / E+

NR / 103 mins / Drama / E+

心理罪 / Guilty of Mind

KUO-CHU CHANG, TIANTIAN FAN, JIAQI FENG NR / 110 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E+

蕩宼風雲 / God Of War

WENZHUO ZHAO,SAMMO KAM-BO HUNG

NR / 128 mins / Action, History / E+

Kimchi Untuk Awak AIMAN HAKIM, JANNA NICK, Sharifah Sakinah, EMMA MAEMBONG, Ungku Haris

Labuan Hati NADINE CHANDRAWINATA, KELLY TANDIONO, ULLY TRIANI NR / 101 mins / Drama / E+

NR / 120 mins / Romance, Comedy / M, E+

傲娇与偏见 / Mr. Pride vs

tagalog 绑架者 / The Missing

BAI BAIHE, STANLEY HUANG, MING DAO NR / 95 mins / Action, Crime / E+

非凡任务 /

Extraordinary Mission YIHONG DUAN, XUAN HUANG, YUETING LANG NR / 120 mins / Action, Crime / E+

Ola Bola J.C. CHEE, LUQMAN HAFIDZ, Saran Kumar, Lim Jian Wen, Mohamad Taufiq

G / 109 mins / Drama, History, Sport / M, E+

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Love You to the Stars and Back JULIA BARRETTO, JOSHUA GARCIA, CHERRY PIE PICACHE NR / 111 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Drama / E+

대장 김창수 / Man of Will ANDREAS FRONK, JEONG GYOO-SOO, MAN-SIK JEONG NR / 114 mins / Drama / E+ 델타 보이즈 / Delta Boys SEUNG-HWAN BAEK, CHOONG-GIL KIM NR / 125 mins / Drama, Musical / E+

游戏规则 / The Game

Changer JA-HYEON CHU, PETER HO, ZITAO HUANG

NR / 140 mins / Action, Drama / E+

NR / 127 mins / Action, Crime,  Drama / E+

Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

Tamil

FRANK WELKER, GREY DELISLE, MATTHEW LILLARD NR / 80 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E

보안관 / The Sheriff in Town JIN-WOONG JO, SEONGGYOON KIM, SUNG-MIN LEE NR / 115 mins / Comedy, Crime / E+ 비정규직 특수요원 / Part Time Spy JO CHANG-GEUN, HYUN BAE DONG, CHAE-AH HAN

NR / 117 mins / Action, Comedy / E+

Miss Prejudice DILIREBA, ZHANG YUNLONG, GAO WEIGUANG NR / 104 mins / Romance, Comedy / E+

PG / 101 mins / Animation, Action, Adventure / E, F, G, J, C+

रईस / Wealthy RAJ ARJUN, SHUBHAM CHINTAMANI, SHUBHAM TUKARAM

NR / 120 mins / Drama, Family / E+

冈仁波齐 / Paths of the

NR / 120 mins / Action, Drama, Romance / E+

New The Lego Ninjago Movie JACKIE CHAN, DAVE FRANCO, FRED ARMISEN

NR / 130 mins / Comedy, Drama, Fantasy / E+

海墘新路 / You Mean The

Trinity, the Nekad Traveler MAUDY AYUNDA, HAMISH DAUD, RACHEL AMANDA

काबि ल / Capable HRITHIK ROSHAN, YAMI GAUTAM, RONIT ROY

फि ल ्लौर ी / Phillauri ANUSHKA SHARMA, DILJIT DOSANJH, SURAJ SHARMA

NR / 120 mins / Romance / E+

Bisik Pada Langit JALIL HAMID, UMMI NAZEERA, BETO KUSYAIRY

PG / 99 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, F, G, I, C+

NR / 101 mins / Drama, Romance / E+

NR / 90 mins / Action, Drama / E+

indonesian

New My Little Pony: The Movie EMILY BLUNT, KRISTIN CHENOWETH, LIEV SCHREIBER

光 / Radiance TATSUYA FUJI, MANTARÔ KOICHI, AYAME MISAKI

Ezzaty Abdullah, Remy Ishak, Bront Palarae

Kamar is secretly in love with Alya but Alya finds love in Kamar’s best mate, Harris. Harris disappears at sea one day and is feared dead. Trying to move on with their lives, Kamar and Alya spend time together and their relationship develops. Things get complicated when Harris makes an unexpected return.

NR / 155 mins / Action, Biography, Drama / E+

kids

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Best of Malaysia

இவன் தந்திரன் / He is a Strategist RJ BALAJI, MADHAN BOB, GAUTHAM KARTHIK

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

ரங்கூன் / Rangoon

JOHNNY DEPP, FREDDIE HIGHMORE, DAVID KELLY PG / 115 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Family / E, F, G, J, C+

NR / 114 mins / Action, Comedy/ E+

european La Vie de Château / Chateau JACKY IDO, JEAN-BAPTISTE, TATIANA ROJO, RALPH AMOUSSOU NR / 81 mins / Comedy / F, E+

I Peggiori / Wacky Heroes LINO GUANCIALE, VINCENZO ALFIERI, ANTONELLA ATTILI NR / 95 mins / Comedy / I, E+

Scheiss auf Plan A / Plan B Can AYDIN, PHONG GIANG, CHA-LEE YOON NR / 104 mins / Action, Adventure / G, E+

GAUTHAM KARTHIK, LALLU, SANA MAKBUL NR / 126 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E+

கடுகு / Mustard RADHIKA PRASIDHHA, RAJAKUMARAN, BHARATH SRINIVASAN

Rio G / 96 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, F, G, J, C+

The Golden Compass PG-13 / 113 mins / Adventure, Family, Fantasy / E, F, G, J, C+

NR / 115 mins / Drama / E+

Dolphin Tale 2

துருவங்கள் பதினாறு /

16 Extremes RAHMAN, PRAKASH VIJAYARAGHAVAN,  SHARATH KUMAR

PG / 105 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E+

PG / 101 mins / Drama, Family / E, F, G, J, C+ For the complete list of movies for kids, please refer to your in-flight entertainment system.

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TV programmes

Comedy

Drama

Modern Family S7 ED O'NEILL, SOFÍA VERGARA, JULIE BOWEN 4 Episodes /

Gotham S3 BEN MCKENZIE, JADA PINKETT SMITH, DONAL LOGUE

/ 30 mins each / E

16 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Me, Myself and I S1

Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer, John Larroquette, Brian Unger, Jaleel White

Queen Sugar S2

6 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

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The series explores the life of Alex Riley at three different points: A 14-year-old who recently moved to Los Angeles in 1991, a 40-year-old inventor dealing with a failed marriage in the present day, and a 65-year-old retiree in 2042 who comes to the realisation that his old crush is his true love.

5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Fresh Off The Boat S3 RANDALL PARK, CONSTANCE WU, HUDSON YANG 3 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

Undateable S3 CHRIS D'ELIA, BRENT MORIN, BIANCA KAJLICH, David Fynn, Rick Glassman 5 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

ESpeechless S1 MINNIE DRIVER, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, Mason Cook, CEDRIC YARBROUGH, Micah Fowler 4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

2 BROKE GIRLS S6 KAT DENNINGS, BETH BEHRS, Garrett Morris, Jennifer Coolidge, Matthew Moy 11 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

A chronicle of the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings – Nova, Charley and Ralph. In the second season, the siblings struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honour the legacy of their father.

This Is Us S1 MILO VENTIMIGLIA, MANDY MOORE, STERLING K. BROWN, Chrissy Metz 4 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

The Flash S3 GRANT GUSTIN, CANDICE PATTON, DANIELLE PANABAKER 6 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

5 Episodes /

5 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

The Middle S7 PATRICIA HEATON, NEIL FLYNN, Eden Sher, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT 6 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

The Big Bang Theory S10 JOHNNY GALECKI, JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik 18 Episodes /

Life In Pieces S2 COLIN HANKS, BETSY BRANDT, THOMAS SADOSKI, Zoe Lister-Jones 4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

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/ 30 mins each / E

New Girl S6 ZOOEY DESCHANEL, JAKE JOHNSON, MAX GREENFIELD 8 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

6 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

8 Episodes /

The Originals S4 JOSEPH MORGAN, DANIEL GILLIES, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

6 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

Powerless S1 VANESSA HUDGENS, DANNY PUDI, CHRISTINA KIRK

The 100 S3 ELIZA TAYLOR, BOB MORLEY 6 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

4 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

Containment S1 DAVID GYASI, CHRISTINA MARIE MOSES, CHRIS WOOD

CLAWS S1 NIECY NASH, CARRIE PRESTON, JUDY REYES

7 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

/ 30 mins each / E

Legends Of Tomorrow S1 VICTOR GARBER, BRANDON ROUTH, CAITY LOTZ

The Mick S1 KAITLIN OLSON, CARLA JIMENEZ, Sofia Black-D'Elia

6 Episodes /

5 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

Roadies S1 LUKE WILSON, CARLA GUGINO, IMOGEN POOTS

6 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

The Leftovers S3 JUSTIN THEROUX, AMY BRENNEMAN, CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON

6 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

/ 60 mins each / E

Empire S3 TERRENCE HOWARD, TARAJI P. HENSON, JUSSIE SMOLLETT 5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Animal Kingdom S1 FINN COLE, ELLEN BARKIN

4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

5 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

Blindspot S2 SULLIVAN STAPLETON, JAIMIE ALEXANDER, ROB BROWN

5 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

The Last Man On Earth S3 WILL FORTE, JANUARY JONES, Kristen Schaal, CLEOPATRA COLEMAN

5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Longmire S5 KATEE SACKHOFF, Bailey Chase

The Grinder S1 ROB LOWE, FRED SAVAGE, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane

People of Earth S2 ALICE WETTERLUND, TRACEE CHIMO, NANCY LENEHAN

Lethal Weapon S1 DAMON WAYANS, CLAYNE CRAWFORD, KEESHA SHARP

5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

/ 30 mins each / E

Last Man Standing S6 TIM ALLEN, NANCY TRAVIS, MOLLY EPHRAIM

3 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Lucifer S2 TOM ELLIS, LAUREN GERMAN

Mom S4 ANNA FARIS, ALLISON JANNEY, MIMI KENNEDY, Sadie Calvano

6 Episodes /

Chance S1 HUGH LAURIE, ETHAN SUPLEE, LISAGAY HAMILTON

/ 60 mins each / E

Arrow S5 STEPHEN AMELL, KATIE CASSIDY, DAVID RAMSEY 7 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Shots Fired S1 SANAA LATHAN, STEPHAN JAMES, STEPHEN MOYER 5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Star S1 JUDE DEMOREST, BRITTANY O'GRADY, RYAN DESTINY 5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

Sleepy Hollow S2 TOM MISON, NICOLE BEHARIE 6 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

Pretty Little Liars S7 Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn 5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

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TV programmes

Best of Malaysia

Hindi

Chinese

YAAR MERA SUPERSTAR: Kangana Ranaut

CHINA'S VAN GOGHS

PG / 30 mins / H

Spongebob Squarepants 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

Spongebob Squarepants has a knack of getting into trouble with his starfish buddy, Patrick. In this episode, Spongebob and Patrick fly their brains around like drones until a grumpy old fish gets hold of them.

New Bas Stop! Ep1

Ebby Yus, Sherry Alhadad, Ippo Hafiz, Nabil Ahmad

THE KAPIL SHARMA SHOW

PG / 60 mins / M

the posterist INDIPEDIA: Truck Art

PG / 60 mins / M

PG / 30 mins / H

RAJA RASOI AUR ANDAAZ ANOKHA PG / 30 mins / H

Tamil

Read about Dr. Wu Lien-Teh on pages 68-69

CYCLING ANGEL

PG / 60 mins / H

PG / 30 mins / Ml

A Malaysian sitcom that centres on a group of people at a bus stop, discussing current issues faced by ordinary Malaysians and told in a hilarious manner.

PG / 60 mins / M

Japanese Sushi Police PG / 60 mins / E+

SEE It!: Cooking Japanese Food PG / 30 mins / E+

korean Meet the Makers PG / 30 mins / E+

Party People PG / 60 mins

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

WELCOME TO THE WAYNE 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

LOUD HOUSE 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

RUSTY RIVETS 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

FAIRLY ODDPARENTS 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

HARVEY BEAKS 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PAW PATROL 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

FANTASY PATROL 30 mins / E

PLAGUE FIGHTER: DR WU LIEN-TEH PG / 60 mins / E

HEROES OF ENVELL

SELERA RASA SEKSA PG / 30 mins / Ml

UNPLUGGED ELLY ARIFIN & HAFIZ SUIP

30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / Ml

SUPERTOTS 1 Episode / 30 mins / E /

KONTI KARAT Khai Bahar & Hakim Rusly

SOCCERBUGS 1 Episode / 30 mins / E /

CINGKUS BLUES 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / Ml

DEBAT LEBAT PG / 30 mins / Ml

FAN FANATIK PG / 30 mins / Ml

Namma Ooru Connexion: Trichy Auditions Continue PG / 30 mins

KONSERT KENANGAN SUDIRMAN

BOBBY & BILL

PG / 60 mins / Ml

2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

MAXI S1 2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

TEEN CRUMPETS

THE HOUSE PG / 30 mins / Ml

INTO JANNAH

2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

PG / 30 mins / Ml

BOBOIBOY S3

SYOKNYA SEOUL

4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E /

PG / 30 mins / Ml

JALAN MAKAN TIDO PG / 30 mins / Ml

HADITH OPEN MIC PG / 30 mins / Ml

HARAMAN BACKPACKERS PG / 30 mins / Ml

PERANG JANTINA PG / 60 mins / Ml

PG / 60 mins

Anbudan DD: Multi-Talented Revathi Visit

FRENCH

PG / 30 mins

Flavors Of Morocco PG / 60 mins / F

Kalakka Povadhu Yaaru: Too Funny To Handle PG / 60 mins

LITTLE FURRY 3 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

arabic Ibrahim El Fekki

sports THE ROAD TO RUSSIA 2018 PG / 30 mins / E

GOLF GETAWAY: Kauri Hills 2

Robert Doisneau

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KIDs

PG / 60 mins / F

Science & Tech The Lost World of Joseph Banks science and state PG / 30 mins / E

The Red Spies Theory PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

ADVENTURE GOLF: MALAYSIA PG / 30 mins / E

NATURAL WORLD GLOBE TREKKER: ENDANGERED PLACES PG / 60 mins / E

What LFC Means To Me PG / 60 mins / E

LIFESTYLE

Travel

RELIGIOUS

Miracles of Nature EP25

Di Sebalik Doa

PG / 30 mins / E

THE NEW CREATIVE EP1

FIRST CLASS: HONG KONG

Unusual Cultures EP5

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

AMERICAN RIDE S1 EP1

ENRICH BRAND VIDEO

Pilot Globe Guides S1 EP1

GIVE EP1 PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

MY FLOATING HOME EP1

TRAILBLAZERS: LONDON & TINIE TEMPAH

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

HISTORY

Madrasah

EMPIRE BUILDERS: THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

PG / 30 mins / MI

SHOWBIZ

PG / 30 mins / E

HOLLYWOOD 10 BEST

MAVCOM

FORTUNES FROM FUN

PG / 30 mins / E

BUSINESS

PG / 5 mins / E

JOHN TORODE’S KOREAN FOOD TOUR

Managing Asia: Abdul Farid Alias, Group President & CEO, Maybank

SATAY With Rhys Williams

PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

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PG / 30 mins / MI

PG / 5 mins / MI, E+ /

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

New World Without Strangers PG/ 30 mins / E

PG / 60 mins / E

CHINESE NEW YEAR PG / 30 mins / E

GLOBE TREKKER: Great Historic Sites: The Age of Empire

GLOBE TREKKER SPECIALS: BEST BEACHES 1 PG / 60 mins / E

SPY IN THE WILD PG / 60 mins / E

IATA AWARENESS PG / 7 mins / E

UNITED FOR WILDLIFE PG / 10 mins / E

PG / 60 mins / E

SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL: THE RIDDLE OF THE LEANING TOWER PG / 60 mins / E

Brian Brown Trio Live At Upstairs PG / 60 mins / E

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Audio on-demand

the appreciation of different styles and musical cultures. At the same time, we hope that the "unity in diversity" expressed in this album will remind Malaysian artists to work with more local and international musicians from different cultural backgrounds. Ultimately, we hope that our labour of love will promote Malaysia's unique brand of multiculturalism to the world and bring Malaysian music to the forefront of a global musical audience.

Nadir's album Synesthesia is playing onboard. We speak to the band about the album and about the local music industry.

How did Synesthesia come about?

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The concept of "creatively-craftedchaos" came first. One of the main things we established for ourselves was that there shouldn't be any limitations or boundaries in creating our music. There are no genres we wouldn't explore and no ideas we would not entertain. Coming from different musical backgrounds, we allowed ourselves to be free in pursuing whatever sounds and styles that spark creativity and originality in our songwriting. Coincidentally, some of our members experience various forms of synesthesia. It is a condition where different senses get misaligned, triggering other senses, such as sound or music being perceived as colours, or perceiving colour as smell. We felt that this was the perfect description of what Nadir is about; a clash of the senses, musical colours and cultures in a unified sonic space.

As a band, what are your hopes and dreams for the local music industry?

Some sectors within the industry have a misguided perception of what listeners like or should like. We hope to change that for the better and reach a point where local audiences take immense pride in Malaysianmade music and willingly support the development of local talent. Without the homegrown support of Malaysians, our music industry has a high possibility of stagnating and being left behind in the global market. Given the unfortunate occurrence where artistic values come second to what is superficially digestible by the masses, we hope to educate our audiences through our music and art, and instil a deeper appreciation of music as a whole, rather than be dictated by what is trendy or narrowly decided by the powers that be. We also hope that our local music industry adopts a "look inwards" mentality when it comes to the promotion and marketing of mainstream music-related media. We may not be a band that Malaysians might want, but we are definitely one of the few bands that Malaysia needs!

The hits

MEMORIES

including... Guy Sebastian (above), Paloma Faith, Chris Brown, Grace VanderWaal, Evanescence, T-Pain, Matt Terry, Superfruit, David Gilmour, Jessica Mauboy, Miley Cyrus, Hurts, P!nk, Angus & Julia Stone, Anna Of The North, Fifth Harmony, Wyclef Jean

including... Roy Orbison (above), Jeff Lynne's ELO, Scorpions, Daryl Braithwaite, The Pointer Sisters, Midnight Oil, Nena, Liza Minnelli, Harry Nilsson, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Bic Runga, The Manhattans, George Michael, Earth, Wind & Fire

Jazz

classical

including... Dizzy Gillespie (above), Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield, Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra, Cameron Graves, Gabin, Bria Skonberg, Hugh Coltman, Flabby, Julia Fordham

including... Lang Lang (above), Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, The Great Luciano Pavarotti, Olga Peretyatko, Khatia Buniatishvili, 2CELLOS, Amy Dickson, Francesco Grillo, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch, Nicole Car

KIDs

Malay

including... The soundtrack to the Holiday Trolls Special (above), Original Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, My Little Pony: The Movie (OMPS), Giggle & Jiggle, Best of Nursery Rhymes, Ab-A Dab-A Dab-A (Party Songs for Children), Friendship Is Magic Collection, Nursery Rhymes, Animal Songs and Sounds, It's Singing Time: A Collection of Nursery Rhymes

including... Aubrey Suwito & Friends with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (above), Sheila Majid, Malique, Altimet, iamNEETA, Ifa Raziah, Ziana Zain, Jacyln Victor, Wings, Alif Satar, Aishah, Aliff Aziz, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Klangit, Bunkface, Joe Flizzow

Words of wisdom for your fans? What do you hope to achieve with this album?

From its inception, we knew that Nadir was going to be a labour of love. It was, and is, a pure creative and artistic outlet for all of us. A sincere projection of who we are as musicians and songwriters, that caters to the expectations of no one but ourselves. We hope that this album educates the masses and showcases some of the best that Malaysia has to offer in terms of diversity, fusion and

Be proud of who you are and take pride in the colourful cultures and beautiful traditions that we, as Malaysians, have all around us that are so uniquely different from the rest. It's more than worthy to be offered to the world. Importantly, as we live in this world of many cultures, let us not forget to love our fellow brothers and sisters and treat each other with kindness and respect. This is how we move forward as a nation and as citizens of the world!Â

Heartbreak On A Full Moon - Chris Brown The eighth studio album of the R&B/Soul artist debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, becoming Brown’s ninth consecutive top 10 album. The album, featuring a massive 45 tracks, is probably his most ambitious to-date. The mammoth effort earned the singer an impressive career milestone.

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world

including... Nadir, At Adau, AkashA, Julio Iglesias, Quantic & Nidia Gongora, Somi, Prince Royce, Alena Murang, Humood Alkhuder, Celtic Thunder, Santana

indonesian

including... Audy, Rendy Pandugo, Isyana Sarasvati, Astrid, Gita Gutawa, Judika, Sheila On 7

Rhythm & Blues (Not available in A350)

including... Nai Palm, Johnny Jenkins, Charlie Wilson, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Tuxedo, Alicia Keys, Usher, Solange, Craig David, Izzy Bizzu, Prince Royce, Ciara, Stan Walker

nasyid

including... Mesut Kurtis, Gigi, Raef, Haddad Alwi, Hafiz Hamidun, Maher Zain, Ustaz Abdullah Fahmi, The Muhibbain, Nowseeheart, Inteam, Lah Ahmad, Harris J, Brothers

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Audio on-demand + Radio Channels

MANDARIN

korean

soundtrack (Not available in A350)

Radio Channels

chart toppers

Cantonese

including... EXID (above), Ahn Ye Eun, Year7 Class1, J_ust, Minzy, Soo-Bong Shim, Jung Dongha & Oh Jun Sung, Crayon Pop, Strongest Deliveryman (Music from the Original TV Series)

relax

including... Blade Runner 2049 (OMPS) (above), Moonlight Cinema, War For The Planet Of The Apes (OMPS), Tulip Fever (OMPS), John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, Veeram - Macbeth (OMPS), A Street Cat Named Bob (OMPS), Trolls (OMPS)

comedy

(Not available in A350)

(Not available in A350)

including... Sleep Music (above), Music For The Mind: Classical Music For Your Well-Being, Into The Mist, Whispers From Silence, Music to Relax To, Music To Sleep By, Classical Chill, Holistic Yoga, Jennifer Defrayne, Carl Weingarten, Yiruma, Yanni

including... Joan Rivers (above), Jonathan Winters, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, Guy Noble, George Carlin, Bocey

malay favourites including... The Overtunes, Hannah Delisha, Dato AC Mizal, Aishah, Ziana Zain, Aliff Aziz feat. Joanna, Novita Dewi, Ziana Zain & Awie, Gamaliél Audrey Cantika, Ning Baizura, Misha Omar feat. Izzad Izzudin, Amy Mastura, Fatin, Insomniacks, Jamal Abdillah & M. Nasir, Fikri Rafezin, Jonathan Tse

pop asia including... Jason Chan (above), Xia Fei-Yun, Sandy Lam, Danny Summer, Ashia, Edmond Tong, Phil Lam, Leon Lai, Cass Phang, Ekin Cheng, Angela Pang, GEM Tang

japanese

country

(Not available in A350)

including... SOLE, Mika Nakashima, Phil Lam, EXID, Utada Hikaru, Eagle Pan feat. Joanna Moon, LiSA, Jason Chan, King Gnu, SOBAE, Sophia Huang, ToNick, Seasons Lee, Eagle Pan feat. Xieqing Pan, Leaves Black, Julia Peng, Mischa Ip, The Lads, Eve Ai, Valen Hsu, Eric Chou

playlist

(Only available in A350)

hindi rhythmS including... Darshan Raval, Jugraj Rainkh feat. MBR, Arijit Singh, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Sonu Nigam, Jatin-Lalit, Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik, Kunal Ganjawala, Shankar Mahadevan, Ravi 'Rags' Khote, Keerthi Sagathia

including... MIREI (above), Lisa, Mika Nakashima, Kousuke Atari, ClariS, X JAPAN, Sekai No Owari

hindi

including... Jab Harry Met Sejal (OMPS), T-Series Mixtape, Dear Zindagi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Yours Truly Pritam, Seeta Aur Geeta, To My Valentine (Punjabi Love Songs), 50 Glorious Musical Years (The Complete Works), Rangoon Kaabil, Tutak Tutak Tutiya

Tamil

including... Mersal (OMPS), Kaatru Veliyidai, They've Got The Moves: Suriya, 20 Biggest Hits: Harris Jayaraj, Vol. 1, Summer Acoustic – Tamil, Tamil Beats, Thodari, Kollywood, Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam

including... Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (above), Luke Combs, Tammy Wynette, Brad Paisley, Rodney Crowell, Nikki Lane, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Ward Thomas, Dolly Parton, Jake Owen, The Highwaymen, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, You+Me, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash

including... Ultra Worldwide Asia: 2017 (above), Moonlight Cinema, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Sleep Music, Music For The Mind: Classical Music For Your Well-Being, Music from The American Epic Sessions (Deluxe)

Talk Radio

(Only available in A350)

Light & Easy (Not available in A350)

including... Boyz II Men (above), Bob Dylan, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Mild High Club, Omar Kamal, The Fray, Cliff Richard, The Piano Guys, Il Volo, Il Divo, Natalie Imbruglia, Van Morrison, Susan Boyle, Barbra Streisand, Absolute Acoustic, The Celtic Songbook, Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), Acoustic Edition III, #Voices

including... Joan Rivers, Jonathan Winters, Bob Elliott & Ray Goulding, Guy Noble, George Carlin, Bocey

club

(Not available in A350)

including... Groove Armada, Four Tet, Maya Jane Coles, Makoto, Bonobo, DJ Shadow, RAC, Nu:Logic, Leftfield, Roland Tings, Pote, Cosmic Gate, Lisa Stansfield, Lane 8, Shapeshifter NZ, Fred V & Grafix, Boom Jinx, Mirami, Kygo, Hardwell

Audio On-Demand segments depend on your aircraft type. Please refer to your in-flight entertainment system to see which segments are available to you.

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including... Princess Ai Tai (above), Eagle Pan, A-Lin, Jian Cui, Jeff Chang, Joshua Jin, Jolin Tsai, Luo Tian Yi, J.Sheon, Kit Chan, Wei Jen Yuan, Xue Zhi Qian, Victor Wong, Evan Yo, Ocean Ou, Eric Chou, Eve Ai, Coco Lee, Princess Ai, Lee Hom, Hu Xia

including... Khalid feat. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty, Labrinth, The Script, Chloe x Halle, N.E.R.D & Rihanna, H.E.R., Lost Kings feat. Sabrina Carpenter, Louis Tomlinson, Martin Garrix & Matisse & Sadko, Craig David feat. Bastille, Joe Flizzow, Kygo, Phlake, The Sam Willows, MØ, Matt Terry, iLL BLU feat. Glowie, Marshmello x Khalid x Slushii, Calvin Harris feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachty, Mike Taylor

GOLDEN ERA including... Nena, Kenny Loggins, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Odyssey, John Denver, Natalie Imbruglia, Bruce Springsteen, Starship, The Weather Girls, John Farnham, Gipsy Kings, The Byrds, Air Supply, Annie Lennox, Billy Ocean, Boney M

ROCK ARENA including... Wings, Tash Sultana, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, The Guess Who, JJ Cale, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Blue Oyster Cult, Luna, Big Mother Gig, The Edgar Winter Group, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane

Passengers with AVOD can enjoy a host of radio shows across a range of genres. Channel numbers depend on the aircraft. Check your aircraft type and then on your in-flight entertainment system to find out.

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Handset instructions

Getting started For passengers with a seatback personal screen, please refer to the following instructions for use of the remote control. 擁有個人屏幕的乘客請參照以下圖像和說明來使用您的遙控器. 個人スクリーンをお持ちのお客様はお手元のハンドセットを下の画像と合わせてから続けてお読みください.

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1. 控制板*

1. 上下左右ボタン*

2. Window Display

2. 顯示視窗

2. ウィンドウ表示

3. Mode

3. 模式

3. モード

4. Reading Light ON/OFF

4. 閱讀燈 ON/OFF

5. Channel UP/DOWN

5. 頻道 UP/DOWN

6. Volume UP/Down

6. 音量 UP/DOWN

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Control Paddle*

7. Brightness UP/DOWN 8. Button Disabled 9. Select/Start* 10. Enter* 11. Game Controls* 12. Audio/Video Controls To Rewind, Play/Pause, Forward and Stop for Audio/Video.

7. 亮度 UP/DOWN 8. 呼叫乘務員/取消 9. 選擇/開始* 10. 確認* 11. 遊戲控制* 12. 

4. 読書用ライトON/OFF 5. チャンネルUP/DOWN 6. 音声ボリュームUP/DOWN 7. 明るさUP/DOWN 8. 乗務員呼び出し/取消 9. 選択/スタート* 10. 入力* 11. ゲームコントロール* 12. 

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SEEN+HEARD

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Anniversary Kick-Off Visitors to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur enjoyed a breathtaking showcase of Malaysian culture and heritage at the World Lion and Dragon Dance Extravaganza, which saw 1,000 troupe members from all over Malaysia performing with 111 lions and two 27-metre-long dragons. The grand event, which also marked the beginning of Pavilion KL’s 10th anniversary celebrations, was graced by guest of honour and Minister of Federal Territories Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, officials from Tourism Malaysia, senior management from Pavilion KL and Pavilion REIT, and other guests.

Chillout Spot Founders of Three X Co (from left) David Hans, Eugene Yeoh, Wong Wai Hung and Daniel Gunawan at the bespoke speakeasy’s opening night. Tucked in a hidden corner of Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Three X Co is the latest addition to the local speakeasy scene, with a unique concept that blends oriental culture with prohibition-style bars whilst delivering the best of crafted cocktails and spirits.

A Star Is Reborn Rightful Place Fourteen years after they were stolen, two Vincent van Gogh masterpieces were finally recovered and returned to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Holland, facilitated by luxury brand Bvlgari. The homecoming celebration was made special by the attendance of foreign dignitaries, special guests and Bvlgari top management, including (from left) Willem van Gogh, Anneke Boeren, Italy’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Andrea Perugini, Bvlgari EMEA Managing Director Lelio Gavazza, Bvlgari brand ambassador Princess MarieLouise zu Sayn Wittgenstein, Bvlgari Jewellery Creative Director Lucia Silvestri, Van Gogh Museum Director Axel Rüger and Bvlgari Watches Director Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani.

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After a year-long refurbishment, luxury hotel JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur celebrated its relaunch with refreshed and contemporary rooms and suites, thoughtfully designed using modern materials matched by stylish and tech-friendly amenities. Officiating the ceremony were (from left) JW Marriott Area General Manager Mahmoud Skaf, YTL Group of Companies Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Francis Yeoh, Marriott International President and Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson, YTL Hotels Executive Director Dato’ Mark Yeoh and Marriott International President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Craig Smith.

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