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Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 offers best blend of old and new

MY Guide to Jeddah ■ Beijing street food ■ Rainforest Fringe Festival in Sarawak

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Contents EXPLORE | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 36

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The city’s District 3 offers the finest blend of old and new

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FROM THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

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Our exclusive digital content

MY GUIDE 31

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

EDITOR’S NOTE

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MAIL ROOM

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THREE TO WATCH

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | SEE

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | DINE

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | STAY

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

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WINDOW OR AISLE

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Our in-flight movie recommendations

Events taking place this month

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

What to see in the art world this month

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CONTENTS

EXPLORE | New Zealand Road Trips 44 See the best of the North and South islands by car

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FASHION + ACCESSORIES 65 The globetrotter’s styling guide

EXPLORE | Beijing Street Food 40

Be transported into the city’s past through its street food

Features IN PROFILE

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CHEF’S CUT

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WARISAN

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MALAYSIAN ICON

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SEEN + HEARD

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Raman Singh of Mundipharma Kwen Liew of Pertinence in Paris Tarian kuda kepang Linguist Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad Your in-flight entertainment guide Events in Malaysia and around the world

GIZMOS + GADGETS 64 Cool gadgets in focus this month

EXPLORE | Rainforest Fringe Festival 54 Celebrating Sarawak’s rich tapestry

Inside Malaysia Airlines NEWS

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FLEET

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SAFETY + SERVICE INFO

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WHERE WE FLY

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ENRICH QUICK GUIDE

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Looks For Your Dream Wedding Destinations Planning a wedding can be stressful, more so if it is a destination wedding. The last thing you want is to be undecided on the dress, the shoes and the accessories to go with the location, or worse, turn up looking out of place. To help you ace the look, we’ve come up with a list you can refer to for all four seasons, and then some.

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Places You Won’t Believe Are In Malaysia Desertscape in the Sahara, or man-made sand dunes in Klebang, Melaka? Blessed with beautiful nature and amazing scenery, Malaysia is home to many places that look right out of postcards from overseas. We’ve listed five stunning spots in the country that look like foreign destinations – or another world altogether.

Happily Ever After Everyone loves a good fairytale: the action, the adventure, the princesses being rescued from their towers, and the princes and knights in shining armour battling wicked sorcerers, witches and dragons. Although they don’t exist in real life, one can still visit the stunning castles around the world that have inspired generations of legends, myths and folklore.

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Dear Guests, It is a pleasure to have you onboard.   Malaysia Airlines has long been the home of Malaysian Hospitality (MH) and we continue to hold firm to the values and principles encapsulated within MH, in delivering service from the heart. With our footing firmly anchored to our Malaysian values, we hope that each and every one of you leave with wonderful memories of your on-ground and onboard experience with us.     We have and will continue to invest heavily in improving our products and services to serve you better. I am happy to note that our overall Customer Satisfaction Index scores have shown positive improvement over the last few months. MH teams across our network have been working hard to improve and to enhance our services and this is starting to show positive traction.   Our customers, you, are the lifeblood of our organisation. This is why hearing from you has never been more important to us.  We have made it much easier for you to share your input with us through the introduction of the MHfeedback application which allows you to provide us with real-time feedback and to rate your experience.   Other notable improvements to our services include the newly launched MH Self Service Portal or MH SSP, which allows customers to obtain flight disruption confirmation letters (download, e-mail or print) for travel insurance claims from just 48 hours after the affected flight, to check on travel documents and health requirements of your travel destination and to lodge mishandled baggage claims electronically. The scope of this MH SSP application will be expanded further to cover more functions in the coming months. Our teams are also hard at work to design other innovative applications to make travel for you more seamless and convenient.   In our continuous effort to deliver Malaysian Hospitality in everything we do, we remain steadfast in breaking new grounds in terms of product and service improvements across all our customer touchpoints.     Our lounges and menus have been refreshed to reflect more of our Malaysian heritage and culture and our aircraft cabin interiors will follow suit very soon. It is all about providing you, our customers, an enhanced and improved flight and ground experience with us.    To demonstrate and make good on this promise, I am also pleased to share with you that we have created a new division within the organisation to oversee and champion Customer Experience across every touchpoint. We are both serious and committed in our promise to provide you with products and services that are next to none.   I take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Malaysia Airlines and wish you the best of Malaysian Hospitality, no matter where you are flying in the world. ■

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Sekinchan in Selangor, less than two hours’ drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur, where I live. Sekinchan is famous for its lush paddy fields and of course, cheap and delicious seafood. This would be an easy day-trip to take, something that doesn’t require spending too much time on the road.

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But if you’re blessed with time and money on your hands, then do take a longer road trip to discover the beauty of some places on earth. One country that offers such mind-blowing natural beauty that the only way to experience it is by taking a road trip is New Zealand. Its dramatic scenery with colossal mountain ranges, golden plains and famed forests are the reasons why it was chosen as the location for the filming of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Ten of the Middle Earth locations really exist in New Zealand, but even if you are not a Ringer, you will still be bowled over by the country’s stunningly diverse landscapes.

Julie Goh Editor

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before,” author H. Jackson Brown said in his book Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders On How To Live A Happy and Rewarding Life. The title is a mouthful but his suggestion is a gem. It doesn’t have to be a far off place and you certainly don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. It could be the next little town that you’ve been meaning to visit. But I would add to Mr Brown’s advice by saying you should consider going on a road trip because sometimes, the journey is as rewarding as the destination. I’ve been meaning to do a road trip to the quaint fishing village of

And for this reason, we’ve come up with a list of the eight best road trips to take, both on the North and South islands of New Zealand. Writer Alexandra Wong’s narration of the road trips is so descriptive, you can almost imagine yourself driving down one of its winding mountain roads, with the windows of your campervan down and feeling the wind in your face. It’s bound to make for an epic journey. But why is it important to go someplace different once a year? Because it’s good for the soul. It breaks up the routine of your everyday life and it gets you out of your comfort zone. And what’s there not to get excited about seeing places you’ve never seen before or experiencing a culture different from yours? You might even discover a new thing or two about yourself. With careful planning, a road trip can be as expensive or as budget-friendly as you want it to be. The most important thing is to get out there and do it. And do it soon. Safe travels and see you next month. ■

JULY 2018

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 offers best blend of old and new

MY Guide to Jeddah ■ Beijing street food

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Discover New Zealand by car ■ Michelin Chef Kwen Liew of Pertinence ■ Tarian kuda kepang

On The Cover Neighbourhoods in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, are undergoing change but it is in District 3 that the blend of old and new is most contrasting. Read about it on pages 36-39.

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Letter Of The Month I couldn’t help but smile as I picked up your April issue. My fondest introduction to the world of aviation was always awaiting the return of my father from his business trips, almost always within Sarawak itself. Mom would always remind him to bring back a copy of Going Places. This was a time before the Internet and the monthly issues of Going Places gave an insight into the world of travel. In a way, reading it today, flying with my fiancée as we relocate from our work base in Kerteh to Bintulu, it feels as though life has come full circle, triggering hopes that in the very near future, my own son would await me at the airport as I return from a business trip. The ordeal of our relocation over the past month has created an array of experiences with Malaysia Airlines, from the cabin crew to MASkargo as we relocated our pet dog, to this morning’s check-in personnel. We have met only the friendliest of Malaysia Airlines staff. Here’s a thumbs-up and a big thank you to all for being living proof of what Malaysian Hospitality is all about. Keep up the good work and I’ll be looking forward to reading next month’s Going Places. GRAHAM TAN, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Whenever I travel with Malaysia Airlines, I have always enjoyed reading Going Places. During a trip in May, the month’s U.K.-themed issue which featured the British royal family was timely with the much anticipated royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May. Growing up in Malaysia where the country was once under the British rule, it is inevitable that we will be influenced somewhat by what goes on there. I’m an avid fan of the British royal family from Queen Elizabeth to the latest addition to the family, Prince Louis. I’m always on the lookout for stories and updates related to them. The royal wedding preview provided a good depth of details on the what and the where of the much-awaited event, not forgetting the structured guide for the must-visit places around Windsor and Eton. Thank you Going Places for whetting my reading appetite and for being a good companion onboard. ADELINE SENG, Melaka, Malaysia

After a long break, I recently took Malaysia Airlines for my flight to Delhi. I was happy with the overall service and surprised at the same time with the nice vegetarian food, the attentive flight attendants and the competitive airfare. Being a writer myself, I took a look at Going Places and found the articles featured to be entertaining and informative. The stories are helpful to get a better picture of a place or a tradition. Thank you for making my long flight enjoyable! WAHYUNI KAMAH, Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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An outbreak of canine flu results in all dogs in Megasaki, Japan being quarantined on an island. Twelve-year-old Atari sets out to rescue his pet dog, Spots, with the help of a group of mongrels he befriends along the way. He begins a journey that will decide the future and fate of his home and canine friends.

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Dominika Egorova is a ballerina who suffers a career-ending injury and is forced to work for the Russian Intelligence to support her mother. She becomes a ‘Sparrow’, an operative trained to manipulate and neutralise enemy targets. She is assigned to track down a CIA agent and his Russian informant, a mission that could threaten the security of both nations. 5/17/18

WAGE

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The biopic of the life and times of Wage Rudolph Soepratman, the composer of Indonesia’s national anthem, Indonesia Raya. The film documents the struggles Wage faced as a young journalist fighting for independence and his involvement in the national pride movement in Java that led him to compose songs to lift the people’s spirit of resistance.

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Travel Concierge

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

Well-loved Classic Mark your calendars for the arrival of Hansel & Gretel, an all-time favourite fairytale opera by composer Engelbert Humperdinck, brought to you by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera. The opera tells the tale of two siblings who are punished by their mother and whilst picking berries in the forest, they chance upon a witch who turns children into gingerbread and devours them. Don’t miss the opportunity to find out the fate that befalls the siblings. When: 5,7 & 8 July | Where: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia klcityopera.com

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | SEE

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Roger Waters

Bruno Mars

Michael Bublé

Outdoor Fun

Cinematic Delights

Turn up the heat at British Summer Time, back for its sixth year with an impressive line-up of rock and pop, the likes of Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Michael Bublé and Bruno Mars. Even if you’re not attending the concerts, enjoy free entertainment in Hyde Park, with open-air movie nights, live music, tennis screenings and street food stalls alongside fun activities such as an aerial circus and family theatre for the children.

Held annually since 1997, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival is a must-attend for movie buffs who are in town. The festival features 261 local and international films in a variety of genres, from horror and mystery to thrillers and sci-fi, which will be shown at theatres and open-air venues. Also, expect entertaining live shows, music performances as well as workshops and talks by directors, who will share with audiences the art of movie-making.

When: 6 – 15 July Where: Hyde Park, London, U.K.

When: 12 – 22 July Where: Various venues around Bucheon, South Korea

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Beautiful Blooms Returning for its seventh run, the Singapore Garden Festival is back to enchant local and international visitors alike. The 14-day Premier Tropical Garden and Flower Show will showcase creations from nearly 30 internationally acclaimed garden and floral designers, all under one roof. Be on the look-out for the highly popular Landscape and Fantasy Show Gardens and the Floral Windows to the World displays, and stop by at the vibrant Market Place, with over 100 booths offering food and beverages, gardening and landscape products and services, and arts and crafts.

Don’t miss the chance to watch highly-charged drummers, percussionists, musicians and artists at Unbeatable: Kaleidoscope V - Hands International Drumming Festival 2018. With performers hailing from Uzbekistan, Australia, South Korea as well as Malaysia, the event will be a colourful showcase of different instruments, music and culture. There will also be workshops and master classes.

When: 21 July – 3 August Where: Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

When: 2 – 5 August Where: Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | DINE

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Restaurant Openings, News+Reviews

MALAYSIA

A Restaurant For All Seasons KL’s food scene just got a little more exciting with the opening of the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the ultra-lux hotel that includes a number of bars and restaurants that are set to be the talk of the town. Among the notable outlets are Yun House, a Chinese restaurant featuring Cantonese cuisine with a modern touch; Bar Trigona, a stylish new bar serving creative and classic cocktails to put you at ease; The Lounge at Four Seasons, an all-day dining restaurant where you can feast on classic fare such as burgers, steak frites and Malaysian favourites; Curate, an all-day dining buffet venue; and Decadent by Four Seasons, a cafÊ and shop dedicated to satisfying sweet indulgences with housemade gelatos, artisanal chocolates, tarts, baked goods, macarons and more. fourseasons.com/kualalumpur

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Feel The Heat

Sky High Dining

You don’t have to travel all the way to Texas for barbecue now that The Burnin’ Pit has opened up in Desa Sri Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur. Opened by self-taught restaurateur and pit master Kok Fung, The Burnin’ Pit prides itself on its slow-smoked Australian beef brisket and ribs, which take anywhere from eight to 14 hours to cook under low heat, until it becomes meltingly soft and fork-tender. If there’s one thing you have to try, however, it’s their wagyu beef brisket – a slice of it costs two to three times more than an order of regular brisket, but you’ll be more than happy to pay the bill once you’ve had your fill.

For dinner with a grand view of KL’s city skyline, pay a visit to Cielo Kuala Lumpur. Located on the rooftop of VIDA Bukit Ceylon, the restaurant and bar is operated by the same folks behind Changkat Bukit Bintang mainstays such as The Whisky Bar, El Cerdo and Opium. Cielo specialises in simple and classically prepared seafood dishes that bring out the best from fresh fishes like turbot, mackerel and monkfish from France, as well as marinated king salmon from New Zealand and Canadian live lobster. Aside from the mains, they also serve a selection of caviar, live oysters and cheeses from around the world.

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For a sip of the fine life, head down to Singapore to find some of Asia’s best bars, as named in Asia’s 50 Best Bars Awards 2018. Announced in May, the third edition of the annual awards saw Manhattan bar in Regent Hotel retaining its top spot for the second year running, with three other Singaporean bars named in the top 10: Atlas at fourth, Tippling Club at seventh, and Native at eighth. Kuala Lumpur wasn’t left out either, with two bars, JungleBird (38th) and Coley (46th), making their debut on the coveted list. Located in Damansara Heights, JungleBird is known for its wide selection of rums, while Bangsar-based Coley is known for its selection of ‘koktels’ – cocktail creations that feature familiar Malaysian ingredients like air mata kucing, asam boi and barley water.

Have a grand day out in Tunbridge Wells, which will host the next installment of Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival from 6 to 8 July. The three-day party in Dunorlan Park will showcase a number of world-famous chefs, pubs and restaurants, as well as a line-up of musicians to make this an unforgettable early summer party in this idyllic town just southwest of London. Among the pop-up pubs featured here are the Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, while artists slated to perform include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Tom Odell, Toploader and Melanie C. If you can’t make it to this event, you can catch the next event at Knutsford, which will take place from 7 to 9 September.

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Hospitality News+Reviews

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Epitome Of Glamour Claridge’s takes great pride in preserving its unique heritage, without compromising on modern comforts. Dating back to the 1850s, it was, and still is, graced by royalty, celebrities, fashion designers and foreign dignitaries. The hotel’s rooms and suites, beautifully designed and furnished, are some of the most spacious in London. Discover new flavours and revisit classics at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, then work off the calories at its fully-equipped gym, complete with views of the Mayfair skyline. Claridge’s is also the perfect venue for intimate dinners, lavish banquets, private board meetings and weddings. Whatever you have in mind, it will be an elegant affair. claridges.co.uk

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NEW ZEALAND

Welcoming Haven

Tucked in downtown Auckland, Hotel DeBrett serves as a link between High Street’s hip fashion district and Shortland Street’s booming commercial hub. The hotel has been stylishly reinterpreted into a luxurious boutique hotel with 25 rooms. No two rooms are the same as each has been individually designed and furnished with its own pieces of art and photography. Stop by the Cornerbar or the iconic Housebar to meet with friends and other guests over drinks. Alternatively, dine at DeBrett’s Kitchen to experience contemporary New Zealand cuisine.

Situated on the peaceful waters of Hanoi’s largest lake, Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake is tailored to travellers who wish to revel in tranquility away from the bustling city centre. There are 293 guestrooms and suites, each decked out in cream-coloured walls and elegant dark timber floors and furniture. Of these, 132 are set on two Island Pavilions sitting above the water, each with its own private balcony. When it comes to dining, guests will be spoilt for choice as there are three restaurants, two bars and a café within the hotel. For meetings, events or weddings, there are a number of ballrooms, well suited to any occasion.

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Hospitality News+Reviews

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SINGAPORE

Family Friendly

Become one with Mother Nature with a stay at Amandari’s threebedroom villas, perched on the edge of the Ayung River Gorge in Bali. Reminiscent of a multi-pavilion palace, the villas offer breathtaking views of the surrounding paddy fields. Its three en-suite bedrooms all feature comfortable king-sized beds, and there is a two-tiered swimming pool to take a dip in while admiring the sight of Batukau, Sanglyang and Lesong Peaks in the distance. Should you venture away from your haven for a spa treatment, or into Ubud and beyond, the villa has its own 24-hour transportation to take guests to their destination.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has given families another reason to stay at the hotel with its newly rejuvenated Tower Wing featuring Buds by Shangri-La, an interactive indoor and outdoor play space for children of hotel guests and non-guests alike. Spanning over 2,150 square metres, the space is divided into four zones: Explorer for children over four years old, Toddler for children four years and under, themed activity spaces, and an outdoor playground. Buds also features nursing rooms, a Recharge Café for parents and RFID wristband technology to keep children safe and secure. The hotel’s entire ninth floor features themed family suites, with 19 deluxe rooms that include a centralised pantry. Enjoy effortless in-room check-in, a dedicated family concierge service and complimentary access to Buds.

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

PORTRAIT OF FREEDOM - ©ICY AND SOT

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Exhibitions, News+Reviews

Brothers United The Moco Museum in Amsterdam is known for featuring the ‘rock stars’ of modern contemporary art, those who challenge the status quo and whose work is often controversial. Running parallel with the permanent Banksy exhibition this month, the museum presents Icy and Sot: A Moment of Clarity, a street art exhibition from brothers Icy and Sot, who together are known as the “Banksy of Iran”. A Moment of Clarity is a collection of the pair’s most poignant and controversial works. Indeed, the social commentary and criticism present in their street art has led to it being forbidden in their home country, but the pair have since found sanctuary in New York. When: Until January 2019 | Where: Moco Museum, Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands mocomuseum.com

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TORBJORN RODLAND, COMB-OVER, 2015, 60 X 76 CM, C-PRINT ON KODAK ENDURA PAPER, PRIVATE COLLECTION, LUO YI (LORI), COURTESY OF THE ARTIST & NILS STÆRK

PAULA REGO, BORN 1935 THE FAMILY, 1988 ACRYLIC PAINT ON CANVAS BACKED PAPER, 2134 X 2134 MM MARLBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL FINE ART, © PAULA REGO

COLLIER SCHORR, DIE BLAUMANN AKADEMIE II, 2009, ARCHIVAL PIGMENT PRINT, 76 X 57 CM / 29.9 X 22.4 INS, © COLLIER SCHORR, COURTESY 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK & STUART SHAVE/MODERN ART, LONDON

R.B. KITAJ 1932-2007 THE WEDDING, 1989-93 OIL PAINT ON CANVAS, 1829 X 1829 MM TATE, © THE ESTATE OF R. B. KITAJ

HASSAN HAJJAJ, ALYA, ED. 1/3, 2014/1435, PHOTOGRAPHY BY ©HASSAN HAJJAJ. PRINT SIZE 214.5 X 113.2 CM, FRAME SIZE 242 X 142.7 X D: 11.5 CM, METALLIC LAMBDA ON 3MM DIBOND, FRAME SPRAYED WHITE WITH BIG "SORAYA" TOMATO CANS (TOP AND BOTTOM INCL. CORNERS) AND BIG "AICHA" TOMATO CANS ON BOTH SIDES, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND VIGO GALLERY, LONDON, UK

TRAVEL CONCIERGE | ART

Stranger Than Fiction

Body Of Work

The Arts Club located in the heart of London has been a hub for arts and culture since 1863, and while a club for private members, it also hosts exhibitions for the public. This month, the venue presents Hyper-real, a group photography exhibition that explores the obsession with photo-editing and digital enhancement. Photoediting tools have become integral to Western society, with social media platforms such as Instagram spawning celebrities purely based on the quality of their photographs. Hyper-real gathers several photographers, including Hank Willis Thomas and Roe Ethridge, who play with the artifice of digital enhancement, blurring the line between what is real and what is fictional. Amidst selfie-culture and issues of body-positivity, the exhibition couldn’t have been better timed and offers an insight into the editing software that plays a huge part in shaping our reality.

This summer, the Tate Britain in London hosts a landmark exhibition that’s a must-see for fans of life-drawing and portraiture. All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life explores how life is depicted in art and gathers over 100 works from Britain’s most celebrated modern artists. Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon are at the heart of this exhibition with many rare pieces from both artists on display, offering visitors an insight into their approach and methods over the years. Freud once said, “I want the paint to work as flesh does”, and over time, his depictions of models became increasingly unflinching, visceral and sculptural. Bacon, however, drew inspiration from the photography of John Deakin, whose images of friends and couples served as the catalyst for many of his works. Showcasing alongside Bacon and Freud are several esteemed modern artists such as Paula Rego, Michael Andrews and Frank Auerbach, making the exhibition a thoroughly researched and exciting one.

When: 1-31 July Where: The Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NP U.K.

When: Until 27 August Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG U.K.

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MARY CORSE (B. 1945), UNTITLED (WHITE MULTIPLE INNER BAND), 2003. GLASS MICROSPHERES AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 96 X 240 IN. (243.8 X 609.6 CM). COURTESY KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN, LOS ANGELES, LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK; AND LISSON GALLERY, LONDON. PHOTOGRAPH © MARY CORSE

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MARY CORSE (B. 1945), UNTITLED (BLACK EARTH SERIES), 1978. CERAMIC, TWO TILES, 96 X 48 IN. (243.8 X 121.9 CM). COURTESY KAYNE GRIFFIN CORCORAN, LOS ANGELES, LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK; AND LISSON GALLERY, LONDON. PHOTOGRAPH © MARY CORSE

Exhibitions, News+Reviews

Light Viewing American artist Mary Corse‘s first solo museum exhibition, A Survey In Light is underway at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Corse came to prominence in the 1960s as one of the few women involved in the West Coast Light and Space movement. She has since continued to experiment with the idea that light can be both a subject of art as well as a material. While her contemporary West Coast Light and Space enthusiasts ventured into sculpture, Corse focused on painting. The Whitney will present several of her key pieces, looking at how her work has evolved to incorporate different ‘painting tools’ such as plexiglass, metallic flakes and clay.

Rare Insight Delve into the development of photography from when it first reached the shores of Singapore from France in 1841 through the Peranakan Museum’s first photography exhibition of some of the rarest and earliest images of Peranakans. Amek Gambar (Taking Pictures): Peranakans and Photography covers more than a century and a half of photography, tracing the emergence, adoption and evolution of photography in Southeast Asia through the lens of the Straits-born Chinese community. The exhibition also provides insights into the universal issues of identity, sense of self and community, and connectedness, in the exploration of how Peranakans in Southeast Asia chose to present themselves to the world, through the medium of photography.

When: Until November 2018 Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, U.S.

When: Until 3 February 2019 Where: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941

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WINDOW OR AISLE

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My favourite superhero movie is The Incredibles because at least that family uses their super powers for truly useful things like rescuing a cat stuck up a tree. All the other superheroes only ever concern themselves with the really big things like, say, saving our planet from attacks by evil beings from evil dimensions who want to enslave all mankind. And that sort of thing hardly ever happens. What do super heroes do with all that spare time when the planet is not under attack? Superman does save people from burning buildings but eventually he would get bored because it would barely challenge his amazing powers. If superheroes really did exist, then eventually they would enslave us all because, well, how else are they going to have some fun? We need real superheroes who can solve reallife problems like Alleviating Chronic Back Pain Man or Will Patiently Listen To You And Tell You That They Are The Problem And Don’t You Dare Change Anything Because You’re Already Perfect The Way You Are Woman. There’s a movie superhero called Hawkeye who fires lots of arrows and I simply cannot understand how that could be of any use since the invention of gunpowder. But if firing arrows was merely his hobby and his actual super skill was as Forensic Accountancy Man with the ability to unravel what happened to our building’s sinking fund, then that would be useful. Ninety-nine percent of superhero movies involve them saving the planet or the universe from complete destruction. And then there’s a big fight at the end and they save us. All superhero movies should be called Hulk Smash because

that is always what happens in the end. I watched them all (because you have to) but I do find myself yearning for a simple tale about a shark attacking three men on a boat. And then Black Panther came along. Despite all the hype Black Panther isn’t the greatest film of all time but if you haven’t seen it yet, then you really should because it attempts something far bigger than all the other Hulk Smash movies. Black Panther is set in an isolated African country called Wakanda, which, remarkably among all African countries seems to be the only one to have escaped the ravages of 19th century European colonialism (it is a fiction, after all). Wakanda hides a secret of incredible technology but in the movie its traditional leadership is dethroned and they must decide whether or not to share their bounty with the rest of the world. What makes Black Panther remarkable is that it’s just about the only big budget Hollywood movie where Americans are neither the heroes nor the saviours and where Africans are not portrayed as mere victims. Instead, Africans (albeit fictional Africans) are the heroes. They have the power to make their own choices and theirs is not a story of victimhood. The threat to Wakanda’s peaceful and secretly prosperous existence comes not from outside but from within with the return of a prodigal son (the excellent Michael B. Jordan), whose orphaned life has been tempered by the bitter betrayals of the black American story. Alongside all the usual and fairly forgettable fighting and smashing, Black Panther truly

works as allegory: for the gulf in understanding between black America and Africa, between the West and the developing world or between the 1960s civil rights militancy of Malcolm X and the non-violence of Martin Luther King. Black Panther is a fiction that neither can nor should rewrite the history of colonialism in Africa, but it does work as a 21st century inspiration and corrective by super-empowering non-white characters with the strengths that are normally associated with a Captain America or the billionaire inventor of Iron Man. It’s no wonder that Black Panther received such a rapturous reception around the developing world. Soon superhero movies will be the only movies and I’m already getting confused because I’m beginning to think that superheroes are real. I’m worried that I might find myself re-watching Gandhi and wondering why he doesn’t just get Home Rule for India by defeating the British with his superpower cotton thread. I’m already yearning for the simpler times when sharks used to eat boats or when superheroes used to rescue a cat stuck up a tree. ■

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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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | MY GUIDE

The Red Sea Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, Jeddah, offers culture, heritage and natural beauty.

Words Rozina Musthafa | Illustration Josephine Skapare | Art Direction Euric Liew

Lavish Landmarks Al-Balad is the historical area of Jeddah, populated with traditional souks, mosques and museums. Immerse yourself in Al-Balad’s fascinating past with a visit to this quaint centre of Jeddah. The Floating Mosque, located on the North Corniche, is built in the sea, giving an illusion of floating on the water. Bicycle Square is one of the largest squares in Jeddah, with a splendid sculpture of a large bicycle, almost 15 metres in height, designed by Spanish sculptor Julio Lafuente. At 170 metres high, the Jeddah flagpole is the world’s tallest flagpole, while its giant Saudi flag measures 49.5 metres long and 33 metres wide, weighing 570 kilogrammes. King Fahd’s Fountain can be seen from a great distance and, at 312 metres, is the highest water jet in the world. Get Arty Nasseef House is a historical structure in Al-Balad. Since 2009, it has been a museum and a cultural centre showcasing special exhibits and lectures by historians. Al-Tayibat Museum is a lovely little museum with 300 rooms filled with fascinating artefacts ranging from beautiful Islamic manuscripts to ancient pottery and furniture. Take a step back in time at Darat Safeya Binzagr Gallery for a historical lesson on the kingdom through Jeddawis’ exquisite art. Enjoy the fantastic exhibitions in every medium from oil to watercolour and see real traditional costumes and body adornments on display.

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SEE & DO

Into The Sea The Fakieh Aquarium, with more than 200 species of fish, including sharks, groupers, rays, wrasses, seahorses and eels, plus dolphin shows, is a guaranteed aquatic adventure for the family. Sharm Obhur, a shallow and narrow inlet of the Red Sea in the north of Jeddah, offers hotels, restaurants, scuba diving activities, and a nice walkway by the Corniche. A few resorts have their own private beaches, allowing women to

Malaysia Airlines operates two/four times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Jeddah (JED), Saudi Arabia.

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MY GUIDE | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh (Capital)

Jeddah SAUDI ARABIA

swim, sunbathe and enjoy a day out by the sea. For underwater adventures, join Desert Sea Divers for guided diving or snorkeling trips to the coral reefs of the Red Sea on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Beach Don’t Kill My Vibe Stretching 30 kilometres along the coast of the Red Sea, the Jeddah Corniche is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, featuring pavilions, mosques, picnic areas and more importantly, the King Fahad Fountain. The corniche is equipped with Wi-Fi, charging stations, food shacks, state-ofthe-art lavatories and restrooms, walkways, and playgrounds for children. For The Kids The 60,000-square-metre Al Shallal Theme Park is every child’s dream come true, with arcade games, skating rinks and an Amazon jungle ride complete with life-sized animal figures and special effects. But best of all, it has the largest double-loop roller coaster in the Asian continent. Witness The Nightlife Jeddah is undergoing a transition to become more modernised and open-minded. Nightlife in Jeddah revolves around dining out, shopping, rambling along the Corniche or chatting over a shisha. The city has plenty of shisha venues and coffee bars that serve traditional Arabic tea and coffee. Cinemas are set to open soon in Jeddah. For The Calendar Jeddah has several fun festivals and fairs spread throughout the year. Visit roznamah.sa for the complete listing of events, including the International Book Fair every December. Around 500 Arab and international publishers from over 40 countries take part in the fair, showcasing upcoming works from around the region as well as

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the depth and breadth of Saudi literature. Jeddah Ghair, a summer festival, is one of the largest internationally oriented cultural and tourist events in Saudi Arabia, attracting over five million visitors who come to enjoy activities such as racing, live music and impressive fireworks. King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Situated on the west coast of the Red Sea, KAEC covers 181 square kilometres of land, approximately the size of Washington DC. It is just an hour’s drive from Jeddah and sets the benchmark for the development of modern communities, including restaurants and cafés, parks and beaches. KAEC is the epicentre of entertainment and events during weekends.

STAY Where Elegant Meets Exotic The city is home to international hotel chains such as Marriott, Radisson Blue, Sheraton, Sofitel, Hilton, Holiday Inn, InterContinental, Park Hyatt and more. For art lovers, Assila is Jeddah’s only art-inspired resort. A luxurious sanctuary housing over 2,000 original works by Saudi artists, walking through its halls feels like browsing through an art gallery. For a stroll along pristine beaches and to relax in secluded villas, head to Movenpick al Nawras. Get Recharged Take a break from being a tourist and get pampered at any of the top spas in town. Awaken the senses with a wide range of therapeutic treatments and relaxing massages at Assila, Waldolf Astoria or Park Hyatt.

EAT & SHOP Where To Eat? Jeddah is a haven for foodies. From fine dining restaurants to budget-

friendly street food and cafés, the options are endless. For a taste of authentic Hejazi food, head to Thamarath or Ful21 Restaurant. At the popular budget-friendly Al-Baik, get the metre-long kebab barbecued to your taste, then finish off your meal with an Ottoman kunafa dessert. For authentic Lebanese cuisine, head to Byblos, and for traditional Middle Eastern fare, go to Al Nakheel. If you’re craving delicious French pastries, go to Layla’s Gourmet, and to Piatto for Italian fare. Head To The Souks Souq al-Alawi is the largest, home to a warren of fascinating stalls selling just about everything imaginable. Wander through the

colourful universe of the famous market, where scarves and abayas in amazing colours, jewellery of coral, leather bags and sandals are jumbled up with aromatic coffee beans, Arabic fragrances, oils, dates, and spices. Souq al-Nada in Al-Balad is the main place for exquisite jewellery of gold and silver. For The Brand-Conscious Jeddah has scores of malls. The large and impressive ones are Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall. As Oxford Street is the hub for shopping in London, Tahlia Street is for Jeddah, the place to visit for high-end international brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Versace and others.

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Travel Tips

AWAY FROM THE CITY Way Up High Located in the mountains, Ta’if is a popular summer holiday spot about two hours by car from Jeddah. A fertile region known for its rose farms, grapes, pomegranates and honey production, there are plenty of things to see and do in Ta’if. Ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in Al Hada or spend time at the Al Rudaf Park, a large grassy park with interesting rock formations and a small zoo, and the site of a huge pre-Islamic souk. Spiritual Quest Visited by millions throughout the year for Umrah and for hajj, Jeddah bustles with pilgrims from

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all over the world and all walks of life. They have come to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam – to perform the hajj, the five-day Islamic religious pilgrimage. Located in Saudi Arabia, Makkah and Madinah are the two holiest cities in Islam. The former is about an hour’s drive from Jeddah (hence its moniker of being the Gate to Makkah), while the latter is three to four hours by car. ■

About the writer Rozina’s love affair with travel and tourism started at an early age. She is a regular contributor to travel blogs and magazines and is always on the lookout for new frontiers to explore.

GETTING AROUND The easiest way to get around Jeddah is by car due to a lack of proper public transport. If you don’t have a car, taxis are an inexpensive way to get around. Or download the Uber app to get a ride in minutes.

BEST TIME TO VISIT A seaside city, Jeddah is warm for most of the year, though winter is probably the most pleasant time to visit. Jeddah features a tropical arid climate, and unlike many other Saudi Arabian cities, it retains its warmth during the winter months from November to February.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Be sure to respect Islamic laws – Saudi Arabia is a conservative country. It should be noted that restaurants close five times a day for prayers and are divided into two sections – singles (for men) and family (for families and single women). Restaurants are closed during fasting hours in the holy month of Ramadan. It is illegal for a foreign visitor to eat, drink or smoke in public at this time.

TRAVELLER ETIQUETTE Important to dress modestly. Men should cover their knees and shoulders and women should wear an outer robe known as abaya and should always carry a headscarf.

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Leading The Future

Of Healthcare Raman Singh, chief executive officer of Singaporebased pharmaceutical company Mundipharma, talks about the challenges in the industry and how he plans to lead the company into the digital age. Interview Anne Loh | Photography Tesshire Chan

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Raman Singh | IN PROFILE

For the last six years that I’ve been with Mundipharma, it has had an amazing run, growing 25-30 percent on average. When you’re starting up, you have dreams and ambitions, which are so powerful when you’re small and have so much to do. An amazing kind of culture is built up at the start and I never want the beginning to end because I think that’s the spirit, the culture of Mundipharma. How I feel today is the paranoia whether we still have the sense of culture that brought us here, and that keeps me at the edge of my seat. How do you plan to drive the company in the near term and where do you see Mundipharma in five years?

When we set out our vision for this company, we wanted to make a difference to the human race. We wanted to ensure that every product that we have, or that we will have, will reach as many people around the world as possible, so that we could make a difference in their lives. I’m fortunate and privileged to be in an industry that could have a huge impact on individuals and their families. Tell us more about the new Mundipharma super healthcare hub in Singapore. What does placing global R&D here mean for the company?

We do understand that two-thirds of the world’s population live in the emerging world and a large proportion of that is in Asia. We wanted to have a hub close to the market that would need it the most. If you look at pandemics, epidemic or infectious diseases in the last 15 years, most of them were either born here or imported here, to the emerging world. Being in Singapore gives us an amazing opportunity to be closer to the people who would need the medication the most, and to help develop products that are relevant to them. It’s been said that the medicine cabinet is empty of super drugs as viruses mutate to become more resistant. How do you see the way forward?

Rapid urbanisation is leading to a lot of deforestation; rapid expansion where cities are getting denser, where the infrastructure can’t cope, and there’s unprecedented movement of people between cities and countries. That’s what’s leading to much of the drug resistance. The efficiency and efficacy of drugs are no longer there. This gives us tremendous opportunity. How do we rethink the developments and advancements that we have, to develop drugs faster and quicker to fulfil the needs that we have? Digitisation has helped us

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We wanted to ensure that every product that we have, or that we will have, will reach as many people around the world as possible, so that we could make a difference in their lives. tremendously. Today there’s tons of modelling going on that can predict how a drug will behave when it goes to human trial, thus eliminating a lot of cost, a lot of time and having a more targeted therapy. Pain management, oncology, ophthalmology, respiratory… how does consumer healthcare fit into the Mundipharma scheme of things?

I strongly believe healthcare should be a human right, like the air we breathe. It should not be a privilege. To be that, the way we take medication has to change. At the moment, it’s quite reactive: you fall sick, you take medicine. We must move from reactive to be predictive, to being preventive. That is the holy grail – that you would be able to first predict something is happening, that you can intervene, and eventually you prevent it from happening. Consumer health is that space; that preventive space that you have is what consumer health is about. We are a consumer health company in that everything we sell is data-driven and could make a difference in your life. All our consumer health products, all our over-the-counter drugs have been researched, backed by data, backed by claims that could actually make a difference. I believe consumer health should be an integral part of a pharmaceutical company. You’ve called for the private and public sectors to work together to stop infectious diseases from spreading out of control. Why is this partnership necessary?

I believe the problem of infectious diseases that we have will not go away. ASEAN is quite a hotbed for these viruses because there are almost 600 million people and the effect of rapid urbanisation is the proximity to animals and deforestation. Think about this: 65 percent of the world’s pigs, 45 percent of the world’s poultry are produced in Asia, nine out of 10 ducks are farmed in Asia. To address this, a multi-pronged approach is required. Other than having a resilient healthcare system, I think food, agriculture, travel, tourism, infrastructure, media, entertainment, banking and financing all play a part, whether direct or indirect effect. Philanthropic, civil societies, academics, government – all should work together. There must be a common agenda. National objectives and private sector

incentives must align. Unlocking the private sector will be transformational in fighting infectious diseases. Would artificial intelligence or technology be a disruptor to the pharmaceutical industry?

Not now because the pharmaceutical industry is quite regulated. It’s a matter of time. I strongly believe if the pharmaceutical industry does not adapt, it will be forced to by the people around it. The future would rely on artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, in different scopes. In drug research, it will eliminate a lot of costs, come up with precision medicine and ensure access to medication and consultation is provided to as many people as possible because infrastructure is a huge limitation. There are not enough hospitals and healthcare providers, and roads are not in place to reach far-flung places in the emerging world. Digitisation has eliminated a lot of barriers. Pharmaceutical companies will become pure suppliers, that’s how I see the evolution of healthcare.

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2017 was an incredible year for you in terms of recognition from the business community. How do you feel?

What are some of the challenges facing the industry right now?

The drug approval process is getting tougher, all over the world. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has huge hurdles to cross to get medications approved. It’s an expensive process. Access has become a huge issue; there’s always pricing pressure, and regulators are having to manage budgets with an ageing population. There are also not enough hospitals or healthcare providers who are trained. You’ve been called a visionary in the pharmaceutical industry. What’s your endgame?

How I see the endgame playing out is that this industry will be very different 10 years from today. Some people are underestimating the impact of digitisation, others are well on their way, like us. We are carrying out tonnes of experiments, we don’t know what will stick, what will fly. I personally don’t know how the future will play out but the things that work, we scale. Things that don’t work, we move on. I want to position Mundipharma as a digital company selling healthcare products. I don’t think that’s too far away – 10 years, give or take. ■

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EXPLORE

On A

High

The oasis-like District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City is transforming to respond to the growing spending power of locals and the increase in tourists. Words + Photography Stefan Hottinger-Behmer

The Social Club Restaurant & Bar offers 360-degree views of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (which locals still choose to call Saigon) is a play of contrasts, blending a bustling mix of the old and the new: renovated colonial villas, countless coffee shops, generations of momand-pop storefronts, and recently opened bars and boutiques resting in the shadows of a shimmering skyline of newly-minted high-rises.

In addition to the beautifully dilapidated colonial structures and some of the oldest pagodas in the country, District 3 is where you’ll find the Venerable Thich Quang Duc Memorial, a monument dedicated to the monk who set himself on fire to protest the persecution of Buddhists, and the seminal War Remnants Museum, where the American War is chronicled in raw, gory detail. These are important stops for tourists who want to revisit Vietnam’s recent, turbulent history.

Heaviness aside, “District 3 possesses a distinctive characteristic that represents the daily living culture of Saigon,” says Dàm Vū, a leading Vietnamese architect of the modern yet nostalgic T House building in District 3. “It is considered by the Saigonese as the best place to live in the city, which has been transcribed into an age-old saying every local knows, ‘Eat in District 5, live in District 3, and play in District 1.” Living in District 3 means “to feel alive,” offers influential gallerist Quynh Pham, whose own Galerie Quynh is just over the border in District 1. “It is the vibrant area of Saigon with an eclectic mix of cultural spaces in renovated villas and hip, young boutiques and cafés.” One of these cultural spaces Quynh recommends is Salon

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Most of its 24 districts are seeing the change. It’s in District 3, however, that we see the finest mix of the contemporary and the old, arts and culture, and where you can find some calm from the chaos of the city. Adjacent to District 1, the more obvious business and retail concentration, District 3 is a quieter alternative preferred by locals. “District 3 is one of my favourite areas in

Saigon and one of my favourite streets is Pham Ngoc Thach. There’s not a lot on that road, but it is lined with giant trees that make for perfect walks, ending at the Ho Con Rua (Turtle Lake),” offers local artist Richard Streitmatter-Tran.

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EXPLORE | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City

Quick facts: n Ho Chi Minh City is the largest

city in Vietnam.

n The city is named after a

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Leader.

n It was the capital of South

Vietnam from 1954 to 1975.

n It was known as Saigon until 1976. n The famous musical Miss

Saigon

is loosely based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.

Malaysia Airlines flies three times daily from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam

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Saigon. Located in one of Ho Chi Minh City’s historic cul-de-sacs in one of the 1960s homes of former American Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, Salon Saigon is a well-appointed townhouse-cum-arts space founded by collector John Tue Nguyen (a sort of Charles Saatchi of the region), who established the space as homage to contemporary Vietnamese art. His passion for the preservation and promotion of local and internationally based Vietnamese artists and cultural events is levelled in this charming two-storey villa, which doubles as a “salon” for conferences, talks and lectures. Sandrine Llouquet, the French-Vietnamese visual artist, serves as Salon Saigon’s resident curator. There’s a plethora of tiny boutiques scattered across Ho Chi Minh City selling locally sourced products, much falling in the category of visibly “inspired by”. Cong Tri, located a block from the

War Remnants Museum, on the other hand is an emporium of original designs. This chic standalone boutique from Nguyen Cong Tri, who is recognised as one of Vietnam’s leading designers, is a riot of colourful cocktail and printed day dresses for the growing professional set and for ladies who lunch, and a fierce designer discovery for the discerning tourist. Meanwhile, hipster designer Vo Thi Li Lam’s celebrity-friendly Lam boutique is located in District 1, but she swears by the calm she finds at La Maison de L’Apothiquaire Spa and Golden Lotus Healing Spa, her two favourite addresses in District 3. The food culture in Ho Chi Minh is on full display. Food is of cultural pride to the Vietnamese people, and dining means consuming with all five senses. Every other storefront is some form of a dining spot, from street food to vegetarian restaurants and BBQ joints to myriad upscale

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1. T House, a beautifully restored restaurant with a lush garden wrapped by gridded glazing 2. Pho by quirky joint Moc Cafe 3. Banh Xeo 46A offers one of the best local fares 4. Salon Saigon pays homage to contemporary Vietnamese art 5. Entrance to the boutique of Nguyen Cong Tri, one of Vietnam's leading designers 6. The breathtaking Catholic Tan Dinh Church

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DIRECTORY: Venerable Thich Quang Duc Memorial Corner of Cach Mang Thang Tam and Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street one of the two current hotspots in the quartier bringing out the hipsters and the elevated tourists to their “futuristic beach resort” theme spot. This trendy perch sports everything from a cigar room to a Champagne garden and a jawdropping view.

establishments. Banh Xeo 46A, located on a narrow passage in front of the iconic Tan Dinh Parish Church (the pink church), offers the best local flavour on our trip. Bánh xèo, literally meaning sizzling cake, is a Vietnamese pancake with various meat and vegetable fillings that one assembles with fingers, rolling the “mini-tacos” and dipping in the tastiest sauce to a fingerlicking-good experience. Other notable mentions in the area are Biogarten Restaurant and Moc Cafe. Biogarten is a proper vegetarian restaurant upstairs with a curated organic supermarket downstairs, while Moc is a quirky fauna-strewn joint teeming with young Saigonese sipping on fresh juices and delicious sandwiches. To fully capture the sheer scale and impact of Ho Chi Minh City, one needs to go high above. SOHY Sky Lounge & Dining on the 25th floor of the Centec Tower on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai is

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The perfectly situated five-star boutique Hotel des Arts Saigon M Gallery Collection Hotel is resplendent in its self-described “Indochine Française”. That means an ample display of antiques throughout the 25-storey property that underscores the intertwined history of the two cultures. Its two restaurants, Saigon Kitchen and Café des Beaux Arts, are the closest one will get to Michelin-star dining in the city. In fact, the hotel regularly brings in Michelinrated chefs to show their commitment to the culinary experience. The spa and the regular jazz crooners are all charming features of the hotel, but it’s the 360-degree view from the pool and the Social Club Rooftop Bar that will take one’s breath away. Take it all in and ponder what this city may look like in 10 years. It’s sure to be markedly different. ■

About the writer/photographer Dubai-based Stefan writes about travel and lifestyle from all four corners of the globe. A nomad by nature, the Swiss-Brazilian is fluent in six languages and one dialect and contributes to international titles including Harper’s Bazaar, Wallpaper and The Times.

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Big Bites

In A Big City Dine at Beijing’s restaurants and take a voyage through the cuisines of China and the world. A taste of the street food, however, will transport you through the capital’s diverse neighbourhoods and into its past. Words + Photography Mark Parren Taylor

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Big Bites

A Taste For The New

Dine at Beijing’s restaurants and you take a voyage through the cuisines of China and the world. A taste of the street food, however, will transport you through the capital’s diverse neighbourhoods and into its past. Words + Photography Mark Parren Taylor

Hop on a bike and hit the streets. Beijing’s little streets that is, the hutongs, those haphazard alleys and lanes (and sometimes passageways) lined with one- and two-storey shophouses and courtyard homes. This is where the metropolis – so often daunting, even overwhelming – becomes village-like, on a human-scale.

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At the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City is colossal, and must have seemed even more so when it was encircled by some 6,000 of these low-rise hutongs. But that was decades ago. You can take a nought off that number today, because many neighbourhoods have been flattened since the 1980s to make way for the 21st-century capital’s shopping malls and high-rises. Nevertheless, those hutongs that remain offer an enticing taste of both the past and the future of this great city.

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Tanghulu – the traditional confection of candied hawthorn fruit on a stick – is symbolic of the change in the capital’s street food scene. Nowadays, alongside the original hawthorn berry, vendors are sugar-coating cubed pineapple, strawberry and bright-green kiwi, even cherry tomatoes. Street food is adapting to a population that demands novel ways to have its taste buds titillated. Not that there isn’t an array of offbeat snacks on offer to keep the adventurous amused – and social media feeds well-fed. Head into Wangfujing Snack Street and amongst the bowls of mussels, noodles and boiled offal, you’ll find skewers of scorpion, starfish and seahorse to nibble on. But I would probably leave the scorpion till after a juicy kebab, because even if you don’t fancy chewing on the critter, the tail might come in handy as a toothpick.

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Beijing grew on the appetites of its traders and workers. Many of them arrived after epic journeys by horse along the Silk Road, on foot from remote villages, or weary after days on hard-sleeper trains. And the food that welcomed them to their new lives in this city is still made on the hutongs. Today’s hole-in-the-wall bakers and dumpling makers rub shoulders with burger joints and artisan coffeeshops, but you can find street hawkers there too. People who do things the old-fashioned way: they park their bicycle or cart and sell roasted sweet potato, steaming Xinjiang nut cake or tanghulu.

Flavours From Afar Let’s be certain about one thing: scorpion and starfish aren’t proper Beijing street food. But grilled kebabs (skewered slivers of lamb or chicken) certainly are. Here they’re known as chuan’r, and tend to go down very well with iced drinks on a sultry summer night. These moreish meaty morsels were introduced to Beijing by Uyghurs, Hui people and other central Asian Muslims. Head over to Huguosi Street or the district around Niujie Mosque and you’ll discover street kiosks and old-style stores making cakes and breads, chaogeda dumplings and baodu quick-cooked tripe. The kinds of recipes that find their roots in Xinjiang province perhaps – or that were invented here in Beijing in Muslim kitchens. Not all the capital’s street food treats have travelled such distances though. My go-to fix jianbing is a stuffed pancake which originated ‘down the road’ in Tianjin, the one-time treaty

Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Beijing (PEK), China

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port some 120 kilometres southeast and which can be reached in just 30 minutes by the new intercity railway service. This northeast Chinese ‘wrap’ is satisfying, flavourful and always cooked to order. On a scalding hotplate, crêpe batter is smoothed out, then topped with tianmianjiang sauce (spicy if you like), fresh egg, scallion and coriander, and finished with baocui crispbread for crunch.

know about. There’s a noteworthy little stall selling freshly roasted whole duck (for not much more than a cup of coffee), but the other booths are tempting too. It’s the kind of market that makes a great morning excursion—and where you can pick up a picnic lunch to enjoy at a park alongside nearby Houhai Lake. Sadly, there’s news that this market may be redeveloped.

Look out also for offerings like donkey ‘burger’ (lürou huoshao). For the sweet-toothed, lüdagun is a red bean and glutinous rice cake dusted in soybean flour. Or there’s a twisted, crunchy sweet pastry with a name that describes its appearance: cuimahua or ‘crispy horse tail’. You’ll find them next to other classic sweet snacks such as fried tangerduo (sugar ears) or gummy aiwowo (Ai’s love).

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Duan Yu, executive chef of Bo Jing Xuan, a restaurant favoured by Beijing’s gastronomic elite, spends the morning showing me the best of the city’s food halls, Sanyuanli Market. “I must cook zhajiang mian for you,” he tells me as he pays for a bag of freshly pulled noodles. “It’s classic Beijing-style street food.” And it perfectly sums up the local cuisine: wheat noodles topped with julienne-sliced raw veggies and ground meat in a smoky–salty fermented yellow soybean sauce.

For those who may be a little shy of sticking their big toe in the city’s street food scene, restaurants such as the Grand Hyatt’s Made in China offer an eye-opening introduction to the very best of Beijing bites, or xiaochi (little eats) as they’re called. This is where everything from quick-and-easy noodles to long-roasted Beijing duck is on offer in an unhurried, and distinctly chic, environment.

Despite the fact that we end up in his professional restaurant kitchen, there’s no other way for Chef Duan to cook this yummy, umami-rich recipe than the way it is made in kiosks and cafés across the city: fast and fresh. It’s the timing of the cooking of the noodles and the sauce – along with a little ‘breath of the wok’ tinge – that makes this so special.

The next step would be to visit one of those traditional-style institutions that locals depend on when they want to roll themselves up in the comfort blanket of old-school cooking. Top of my list: Yaoji Chaogan, a bustling eatery serving spot-on time-honoured local fare. Conveniently, it’s adjacent to the Drum Tower, and just a trot along from on-trend Nanluoguxiang.

In Sunshine & Snow

Even in the depth of winter, on Qianhai Lake, January’s deep freeze cannot push street food indoors. Locals head onto the ice to skid around on sleds that can be hired for just a few kwai. In the middle of the lake, hawkers set up stalls, where they fire up gas burners to flash-fry noodles and boil soups. It all looks a little precarious but there have been no reports of any sunken food carts yet.

Nanluoguxiang is the kind of reinvented hutong that locals and visitors love to stroll along. It’s somewhere between London’s Covent Garden and Sydney’s Paddington, and amid its melange of design-led boutiques and craft stores, street hawkers and hole-in-the-wall take-outs offer all varieties of trade and new-age, local and fusion fare.

Whether you decide to explore the city on foot, by pedal power, or even on a sled, Beijing is a city that rewards the curious and the adventurous, offering opportunities to meet with easy-going if straight-talking locals, and to taste some simply delicious street food. ■

For perhaps an altogether more authentic experience, try hitting one of the city’s fresh and cooked food markets. I’m particularly fond of Sihuan Market, with its row of street food kiosks that only a few out-of-towners seem to

About the writer/photographer Mark Parren Taylor is a travel, culture and food writer and photographer. He divides his time between his London studio and East and Southeast Asia. Beautiful light captivates him wherever and whatever the place. mptphoto.com

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4. A couple selecting tanghulu on Wangfujing Snack Street 5. A streetside stall offering offal soup 6. Luzhu huoshao (offal and tofu stew) and chaogan’r (liver and intestine in sauce) at eatery Yaoji Chaogan 7. Luosizhuan’r or “snail bread” thanks to its appearance is an iconic Beijing snack. 8. Yaoji Chaogan's traditional style zhajiang mian 9. Skewers of scorpion, starfish and seahorse at a Wangfujing Snack Street kiosk 10. Duan Yu, executive chef of Bo Jing Xuan 11. Nanluoguxiang is a lively spot to sample traditional and contemporary street food

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New Zealand Road Trips

Kiwi Tripping

With landscapes boasting rugged coastlines, mighty mountains, serene lakes and panoramic towns, New Zealand is one nation that begs to be explored on a road trip. Buckle up as we take you on eight of our favourite drives through the land of long white clouds. Words Alexandra Wong

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Given New Zealand's varied attributes, no wonder it was picked as the stand-in for MiddleEarth in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of the Lord of the Rings fantasy trilogy. Linking some of New Zealand’s most famous attractions on an easy three-hour journey, this route is tailor-made for anyone who wants to see New Zealand’s best highlights in a short time. Kick off your tour in Auckland, the country’s largest city, with a visit to the Auckland Museum before hopping onto the Thermal Explorer, a well-signposted highway that runs through some of the most dramatic landscapes of the Central North Island, toward Rotorua. Along the way, stop at Matamata for a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Don’t miss Bag End, the only Hobbit hole that visitors can enter.

parks (we like Hell's Gate) for a look at bubbling mud pools and spewing geysers, indulge in a natural geothermal spa, and experience Maori culture with a visit to Te Puia, Mitai Village or Tamaki Village. TIP: Other than its volcanic features, Rotorua is also famed for its weird and wonderful adventure activities. Take your pick from zorbing, shweebing or swooping!

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Given its central location, Rotorua makes for a natural base to explore the rest of New Zealand. Take the Thermal Explorer to Taupo, a lively water-town and home to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in Australasia. Stunning volcanic geography and tracts of pine forest will keep you entertained along the one-hour drive but make

a pit stop at Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most photographed attraction. This 100-metre-wide river pumps water from Lake Taupo at the rate of 200,000 litres per second, or enough to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools in under a minute! From here, take your time cruising down the 33 kilometre-across, 46-kilometre-long Lake Taupo – it makes for a real convertible, wind-inyour-hair kind of driving. Depending on how much time you have, visit Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO-listed national park; spend the night at Ohakune, New Zealand’s capital of the carrot and home to many alpine lodges, or head south to Martinborough, the heart of a wine region famed for its Pinot Noir. End at the nation’s capital Wellington, where the magnificent waterfront views are as vibrant as its cultural and artistic scene. TIP: Wellington was home for the crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Go on a tour of the filming locations, including Bree and Minas Tirith.

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Bringing you the sheer beauty of the Northern coastline and the hip city vibes of Auckland, the best thing about this route is it can be done any time of the year. Even at the peak of winter in July and August, the North Island is still lovely and balmy. Driving northward from Auckland, it’s all long country roads and rolling farm country with frequent peeks of the ocean and nearby beaches. Stop at the seaside town of Paihia, gateway to the famous Bay of Islands, a cluster of 144 bucolic isles with plenty to do – go on a dolphin swimming safari; explore Waitangi, the birthplace of New Zealand’s founding document; or take a ferry to the charming township of Russell. Leaving Paihia, make your way to the incorrectly named Ninety Mile Beach (which is actually only 55 miles long or 80 kilometres) and end at Cape Reinga, one of New Zealand’s northernmost towns and considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. This is also a sacred place for the Maoris. According to mythology, the spirits of the dead travel to Cape Reinga to leap off the headland before journeying to their afterlife. TIP: At Cape Reinga, take a walk to the iconic Cape Reinga Lighthouse and watch the tidal race phenomenon, where the two seas clash to create unsettled waters off the coast.

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If you’re seeking beauty in isolated places, an authentic slice of Kiwi culture, and the adrenalin rush of a challenging drive, the East Cape route is right up your alley. From Rotorua, get onto State Highway 35 a.k.a the Pacific Coast Highway. Gently rolling hill country takes you through numerous seaside villages with points of interest: Whakatane is home to White Island, the only active volcano that can be visited by helicopter; Omarumutu and Torere are celebrated for their decorative Maori art; and Te Araroa is famed for its 600-year-old pohutukawa tree. Head south and spend the night at Gisborne to catch the sunrise – it’s the first place in the world to see the sunrise.

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The last leg of your journey takes you to Napier, a lively city that boasts one of the world’s best collections of Art Deco architecture. It’s also the centre of Hawke’s Bay, a fertile wine-growing region that you can explore on a self-drive or a bicycle tour – the perfect opportunity to soak up the sunshine that the region is famous for.

More of a culture vulture than tree hugger? Begin your journey at South Island’s primary gateway, Christchurch. Also called The Most English City outside England, gothic buildings, manicured gardens and arty galleries beckon but you’ll also find a vibrant city rebuilding post-earthquakes. A must-see is the Cardboard Cathedral, a temporary replacement for the city’s iconic 1864 Anglican cathedral, one of Christchurch’s most prized landmarks destroyed during the crippling 2011 earthquake.

TIP: You’ll be travelling through one of the most remote parts of the North Island, where accommodation and eating options en route are extremely limited, roads are windy and many in poor condition, so planning is crucial.

From here, make your way south to the mountainringed basin known as the Mackenzie Country, stopping at the glacier-fed Lake Tekapo. Boasting stunning turquoise waters, it is also home to two of New Zealand’s most photographed

monuments, the Church of the Good Shepherd and a bronze statue of a collie sheepdog. Head south along the coast until you reach the historical town of Oamaru, otherwise known as the steampunk capital of the world. Stay the night to catch its famous colony of Little Blue Penguins, before continuing on to Dunedin, the university capital of New Zealand and home to Edwardian architecture, the world’s steepest street and Speights Brewery. TIP: Just across the road from Dunedin Railway Station is the Cadbury Factory, which offers a fun insider tour of a chocolate factory making classic New Zealand lollies like the Jaffa and chocolate fish.

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The Northern Loop from Christchurch to Nelson is a popular one – it combines a classic food and wine trail, fairy-tale sceneries and wildlife spotting in one. Dotted with seaside towns, this is a region noted for its exceptional food; Havelock is notable for mussels and Kaikoura for crayfish. At Kaikoura, you’ll find sweeping outlooks to the ocean, rocky shores, and if you

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4. Experience Maori culture at Mitai Village in Rotorua 5. Ninety Mile Beach is famous for its stunning sunsets, spectacular desert-like sand dunes and unmatched lefthand surf breaks 6. The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch sits several blocks from the Christchurch Cathedral which was badly damaged by the 2011 earthquake 7. Ferg Burger in Queenstown is said to offer the best burgers in the world 8. The coastal village of Havelock in the Marlborough region is famous for its mussels

have good eyes – whales. Kaikoura is the only place on earth that you can see giant sperm whales on a tour all year round. On a whalewatching expedition, there’s a high chance that you’ll see other sea life such as fur seals and dolphins, all attracted to the Kaikoura Canyon. Carry on to Marlborough Sounds to enjoy the local Sauvignon Blanc, the signature produce of this region, before ending your epic trip in style at Nelson, a creative mecca that’s home to more than 300 working artists and craftspeople. TIP: Note of caution for those with an inclination to motion sickness. The drive from Havelock to Picton takes you past sheer cliff drops overlooking Marlborough Sounds.

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Any drive out of Queenstown – dubbed New Zealand’s answer to Aspen – is bound to be scenic; it’s built around Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes and set against a spectacular range of mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak. We recommend taking the route from Queenstown to Franz Josef, which follows the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Head out North East via

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the Crown Range road, a short but spectacular route that travels up over countless switchbacks to the summit before descending into Wanaka, another picturesque lakeside town, albeit with the added bonus of more sunlight hours in a day. The final leg of your journey coasts past the rugged West Coast and brings you to glacier country. This part of the South West New Zealand World Heritage area is marked by ancient glaciers nestled amidst primeval forest. These frozen white rivers, tumbling down icecarved rock valleys, are a sight to behold from anywhere, but what makes this region unique is that they can be experienced up close. Nowhere else in the world have glaciers advanced so close to the sea at this latitude. The terminal face of Fox Glacier is just five kilometres from the nearest township, while you can walk to the terminal of Franz Josef Glacier in about 10 minutes. TIP: A popular jumping-off point to water activities and extreme adventures, Queenstown has plenty of tour and activity operators on Shotover Street, incidentally also the location of Ferg Burger, supposedly the world’s best burger. Just be prepared for 45-minute queues!

Mention the Fiordland National Park – home to the glacier-carved fiords of Doubtful and Milford Sounds – and most people think of mile-high cliffs and roaring waterfalls. However, a major highlight of a trip to the fiordlands is the drive through the Milford Sound Highway. Hailed as one of the best road trips in the world, the highway cuts through mirror lakes, pristine rainforest, snow-capped mountains and trickling waterfalls. A particularly scenic section is just before you enter the 1.2-kilometre-long Homer Tunnel. As you sit at what must be one of the world’s most remote traffic lights, you are surrounded by glacier-carved rock cliffs. It takes around eight hours to reach the foot of Milford from Queenstown so we recommend breaking up the driving time over three days. Mid-trip, it’s worthwhile to stop over at Te Anau – the national park’s gateway – and take the popular boat tour to a grotto filled with thousands of tiny radiating glowworms – capping a dramatic and exhilarating adventure. TIP: Overnight and day cruises, scenic flights and kayaking trips are available to let you experience New Zealand’s world-famous fiords. ■

About the writer

Alexandra Wong is a Kuala Lumpur-based freelance journalist best-known for her heartwarming stories about the Malaysian experience, some of which were compiled into the best-selling book Made in Malaysia. instagram.com/ipohbunny

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She’s A Star With Pertinence, Kwen Liew becomes the first Malaysian woman to win a Michelin star. Words + Photography Tan Lee Kuen

Inside, owner Ryunosuke Naito was in the kitchen scrubbing down the stove while his partner and co-owner, Kwen Liew, was busy setting the tables. The intimate fine-dining restaurant, able to seat only 14 at any one time, has a contemporary decor with bespoke wood features and Christofle Mood cutlery eggs. Sundays and Mondays are its off days but since the manager left a week ago, they've had to pick up the slack. "It's just the two of us now so I'll be in the kitchen while Ryu looks after the front-of-house," said Liew. "It's not the first time we've had our manager quit on us, but we'll manage."

Naito concurred while acknowledging his partner's flair for taste, "Liew has a special palate as she has tasted a variety of different food and knows what to bring to the dishes." This is partly thanks to her upbringing in Malaysia, a melting pot of culinary influences such as Malay, Chinese and Indian. Although always interested in food, Liew never had childhood ambitions of being a chef. One of her earliest memories of cooking was as an eight-year-old stir-frying choy sum (leafy vegetables) under the guidance of her mother. Intrigued by the act of making food and not merely consuming it, she started perusing cookbooks and magazines for new recipes, but it was all just for fun.

After high school, she tried her hand at design and makeup but none of the ventures resonated. It was a chance introduction to Le Cordon Bleu in Australia by a friend that led her on the path to the professional culinary world. "I love cooking and I love to eat, so why not try it out?" she thought. Turns out that Liew has a natural affinity for the kitchen. She did two semesters with the school in Sydney before transferring to its branch in Bangkok. On

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It was a grey spring Monday in Paris, the sky overcast and threatening rain when I arrived at Restaurant Pertinence on rue de l’Exposition, a quiet street within striking distance of the Eiffel Tower, devoid of tourists.

Opened only a year ago in March 2017, Pertinence shot to gastronomic fame when it won one Michelin star this year. When Michelin president Jean-Dominique Senard surprised them with a visit, cameraman in tow, to welcome them to the Michelin family, the couple looked stunned by the news. Naito, overwhelmed, teared up. Liew looked surprised but calm. "We were shocked. Of course, it's our dream but we never searched for stars," she said.

Winning the award is a double honour for Liew. Out of the 57 newly-starred establishments in France on the 2018 list, she is one of only two women to win a spot in this male-dominated industry. Although Naito was singled out as the driver of the restaurant's food, they have an equal partnership and share the duties evenly. "We call ourselves the four-armed chef or quartre-mains in French," said Liew. "We do everything together."

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The guide hails Pertinence, which serves French food with Asian techniques, as fresh and innovative – “(Naito) carefully and expertly transforms market-fresh ingredients into succulent classical French dishes, brushing away the cobwebs of tradition along the way”.

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At the end of the day, star or no star, the duo continue to do what they do best, making great food while maintaining a business. the recommendation of another chef, she went on to study pastry at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie in France. The young chef showed remarkable foresight and ambition: "I thought I should do a pastry course as I wanted to have my own restaurant someday."

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In 2011, Liew met Naito when she interned at Antoine in Paris for six months. Naito, the restaurant's sous chef and her senior, had already cut his teeth in the kitchens of Michelinstarred establishments such as Taillevent and Le Meurice. They worked together but there was no romance. After her internship, Liew moved to Singapore where she spent the next three years working at Le Saint Julien. This was to be her school of hard knocks and where she faced her toughest times as a female chef. "The male chefs would go, look who's this young girl giving us orders in the kitchen," related Liew. In one instance, a commis chef threw in his towel half-way through service and left the kitchen despite her protests. But with steely resolve and grit, Liew stuck it out and worked twice as hard to prove herself. A couple of years later, she returned to Paris for a short course and reconnected with Naito. This time, sparks flew, leading to a long-distance relationship that lasted for a year before Naito proposed that she joined him in Paris. "I had to think really long and hard about it because it would have meant uprooting myself all over again," Liew remembered. She took the plunge and the couple worked on the Bistrot Alexander III, a boat restaurant serving tapas and sharing plates on the Seine. Situated near the touristic Pont Alexandre III bridge, they were catering to hundreds of customers a day but were not happy with simply churning out food. With their training in classical French cuisine, they wanted to make revelatory food. They left to concentrate on setting up a

3. Pertinence won one Michelin star in less than a year of opening 4. Even desserts are a subtle showcase of flavours 5. Sweetbread pie with marrow in sherry juice 6. Crispy risotto with cream, ham and chicken egg (recipe on the next page)

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Cook Like A Chef Chef Liew shares her recipe for Crispy Risotto with Cream, Ham and Chicken Egg. (Serves 4) Ingredients:

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more intimate, upscale restaurant that would allow them to do just that. Thus was born Pertinence, with its subtle but elegant decor and changing seasonal menu. It was the start of spring when I visited, a time of razor clams and asparagus, which were on the menu. Last season, they served scallops with tender bits of chicken oyster and garlic scapes, drizzled with serrano ham cream. It is this interplay of flavours that earned Pertinence a Michelin star and fans. "We both love textures and savoury tastes. We make sure that everything on your plate – the different textures and flavours – go together really well," said Liew. All is not roses, however. Along with the bouquets of being a Michelin-starred restaurant are the brickbats and demands. People expect more, a lot more, but generally, said Liew, the customers have been satisfied, leaving with smiles on their faces after a fine meal. At the end of the day, star or no star, the duo continue to do what they do best, making great food while maintaining a business. "Not everyone understands that Michelin can give you the star and they can also take it away," said Liew. So how do they handle the pressure? She smiled. "We just roll with it. We've been through tougher times." ■

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Preparation of the cream of ham 1. After sweating the ham, add the stock. Let it cool for 10 minutes. 2. Pour in the cream and

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Rainforest Rainforest Fringe Festival celebrates the rich tapestry of Sarawak.

Sarawak is the sort of place that reels people in, without letting go. Visitors are often captivated by the sense of mystery and the mystical in the eastern Malaysian state’s rich culture, layered with ancient Borneo rainforests, historical White Rajahs, unique spiritual practices, soulful art and forest foods. It is these rich layers that the Rainforest Fringe Festival aims to showcase in a 10-day extravaganza to be held in the state capital of Kuching on 6-15 July. This will be the second time that the Rainforest Fringe Festival is being held as a run-up to the world-famous Rainforest World Music Festival in Santubong, just outside Kuching. Both festivals complement each other, with the Fringe Festival celebrating Sarawak’s deep culture as the music festival celebrates world music. Joe Sidek, director of the Rainforest Fringe Festival, hopes to reveal these layers in the same captivating manner as he has made George Town in Penang state come alive through his George Town Festival, which is now in its ninth year. “These layers are the story. That’s what makes it interesting, all these layers that lie beneath or in between,” he says. “I want to touch hearts, not just go for the wow factor.” The festival’s opening show this year is called ‘Sarawak: The Indigenous Showcase’ and aims to weave the traditional with the contemporary. This showcase is the first part of an ambitious two-year project that fuses dance, story-telling, chants, music and art. It will feature Sarawakian dancer and choreographer Raziman Sarbini, who is based in New York, and Sarawakian soprano Dewi Liana

1. Nading Rhapsody, performing in last year's festival, fuses folk music with imagery 2. The festival celebrates the richness of the local community and features exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, lectures, art installations and markets

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Seriestha. The aim is to create a world-class production by next year that can tour the festival circuit. “Sarawak is the only place (where) we can find this sort of look and sound,” Joe said. Marrying the old with the new, the show aims to go well beyond tourism clichés. In fact, Joe said the festival is not a tourist fest, although visitors are welcomed, of course. Festivals, he said, should primarily be for the local community to celebrate the richness of the world around them, and to be inspired by new ideas and interpretations of their music, food, textiles, crafts and art. “The festival is to inspire our own people, although it’s great, of course, if foreign visitors find it intriguing and interesting too,” he said.

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Words Carolyn Hong | Photography courtesy of Rainforest Fringe Festival

The events over the 10 days will showcase not just the traditional parts of Sarawak’s deep culture but also explore how these are changing as the local community adapt to their changing environment and lifestyles. Sarawak is far from a fossil or museum piece. With some 30 indigenous ethnic groups, it has a rich culture drawn from ancient spiritual beliefs and the rainforest, which is now being adapted by its peoples who have moved to the cities. The Rainforest Fringe Festival will explore these layers through a heady mix of exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, lectures, art installations and a marketplace. An exhibition on tattoos is expected to be a crowd-puller as tribal tattoos often evoke awe for their beauty and intricacy. Stories of tribal tattoos from around the world will be on show too, along with a special session with 24 Sarawakians who will tell the story of their own tattoos. Like the tattoo exhibition, many of the other festival events will include an element of international participation that Joe hopes will help spark creativity and innovation. One particularly interesting showcase is the ‘Bamboo that Binds & Wood’, a three-part series of

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The events over the 10 days will showcase not just the traditional parts of Sarawak’s deep culture but also explore how these are changing as the local people adapt to their changing environment and lifestyles. programmes curated by Sarawakian architect Wendy Teo. Drawing together artisans from the region, the hope is to spark fresh ideas in the creative use of bamboo and wood, both of which are a key part of the traditional architecture and crafts of the region. The programme includes an interactive installation of angklung (a traditional musical instrument made of bamboo in different lengths), a forum with international speakers on the creative uses of bamboo and wood, and a 20-day workshop with designers from Thailand, Taiwan and Sarawak to redesign Bornean crafts. The designers will be tasked to create innovative new designs during intensive sessions together in June, and these will be showcased during the festival. These cross-border collaborations can help evolve and enrich cultures, said Teo, recalling how her grandfather who was

Malaysia Airlines operates 53 times weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH), Sarawak

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a carpenter in Serian, about an hour’s drive from Kuching, had found fresh ideas through his collaboration with Bidayuh craftsmen in neighbouring areas. As with the George Town Festival, the Rainforest Fringe Festival events will also be spread out around the compact old town area of Kuching and beyond, to get visitors to explore the city for themselves. Borneo 744, an ultra-hip cavernous event space, will host a buzzing Market that will showcase not just local arts, crafts and food, but also exotic plants and books. Sarawak is home to a wide range of endemic flora, said Joe, reminiscing about his childhood visits to the market that always included plants for sale.

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Beyond the festival events, visitors will be encouraged to seek out hidden treasures in the city. There are permanent exhibitions that, though small in scale, tell evocative personal stories about different aspects of Sarawak life. This includes the gallery at the Tun Jugah Foundation that displays the collection of textiles, beads, silver, jars and memorabilia of the family of Tun Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Temenggong

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7 8 9 Jugah anak Barieng, also known as Tun Jugah, the Paramount Chief of the Iban people for more than 55 years. As a gallery devoted to the traditional Iban ikat weaving, or pua kumbu, there are nearly always weavers there making new masterpieces in the old tradition. The Sarawak Museum is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to build a worldclass facility to open in 2020, but a compact exhibition remains open to tell the stories of the cosmology, customs and culture of various ethnic groups. Interestingly, the exhibits are grouped by theme, such as marriage or death, rather than by ethnic group. This often creates a jolt of recognition when visitors see how similar or different the customs and traditions are, though they celebrate the same occasion. This may lead to better understanding of each other.

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For the first time, the festival also aims to get visitors beyond the city comforts of Kuching to experience Sarawak in the raw. It will be offering bespoke trips to longhouses hidden in the forests, accessible only by boat or on foot. As one of the wildest places in the world, Sarawak intrigues in a way that few places can do. Even its more recent past appears to be right out of a movie – the story of the White Rajahs who ruled Sarawak for a century, and whose descendant, Jason Brooke, continues to be drawn to this place. He heads the Brooke Trust that now runs the Brooke Gallery to tell the story of his ancestors. For 10 days in July, the Rainforest Fringe Festival will bring these stories to life. “I always say that I’m just the baker making the cake; all the ingredients are already here,” said Joe. ■

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Pesona Gerak Tari Artistik dengan elemen budaya, tarian kuda kepang bukan sekadar sebuah persembahan penuh mistik. Teks Alexandra Wong | Terjemahan Yeo Li Shian | Foto SooPhye

Mesmerising Movements. A rich tapestry of artistic and cultural elements, kuda kepang is much more than its mystic reputation.

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Sebaik sahaja upacara ‘buka gelanggang’ dimulakan secara rasmi, kumpulan penari kuda kepang akan menari mengikut rentak dan alunan irama gamelan yang indah lagi memukau. Irama muzik yang semakin rancak itu sesekali diselang-selikan dengan bunyi sebatan cemeti. Langkah tarian juga semakin liar seakanakan larian seekor kuda sebenar. Tarian ini dipersembahkan oleh lebih 20 orang penduduk Sabak Bernam yang juga penari berdedikasi dari Kumpulan Kesenian Kuda Kepang (KKKK). Berasal dari Tanah Jawa, tarian kuda kepang diberi nama sempena langkah tarinya yang menyerupai larian kuda. Menurut sejarah, ulama terkemuka, Sunan

Kalijaga telah menggunakan kesenian dan kebudayaan tempatan yakni kuda kepang untuk menyebarkan agama Islam. Penghijrahpenghijrah dari Jawa dikatakan mula membawa masuk dan menerapkannya dalam budaya masyarakat Melayu di Johor sekitar awal abad ke-20.

Garbed in red and black, the horsemen gathered in the courtyard stand proud astride their wooden hobbyhorses, ready for action. As the scent of incense fills the night air, a solemn-faced gentleman walks to the centre of the ring and strikes the ground with a whip before tracing a border with it, and then individually blesses each horseman. Now that the performance arena is officially consecrated, the horsemen begin to sway to the mellow, hypnotic rhythm of the gamelan musicians. As the music increases in tempo, punctuated by the occasional whip-cracking, the horses’ movements grow more lifelike at every step.

Pada zaman kegemilangannya, tarian kuda kepang menjadi satu kemestian dalam semua acara perayaan. Biasanya, tarian ini akan berlangsung selama beberapa jam. Aksi-aksi ekstrem juga dipersembahkan sepanjang tarian untuk menarik minat orang ramai seperti mengunyah serpihan kaca, membuka kelapa dengan gigi atau menahan sebatan – semuanya dilakukan tanpa rasa sakit.

The 20-odd residents from Sabak Bernam who call themselves Kumpulan Kesenian Kuda Kepang (KKKK) are dedicated practitioners of kuda kepang, a Java-originated dance art form that mimics a horse’s gallop, as its name suggests. Believed to be popularised by Sunan Kalijaga, a famed Islamic cleric who used arts and culture as a medium to convey his teachings, kuda kepang found its way into Malay popular culture in the early 20th century when Javanese immigrants brought the dance to southern Johor state. Back in its

Pengasas dan juga ketua kumpulan tersebut, Mohd Roslie, 58, berkata penari-penari kuda kepang akan mendapatkan bantuan kuasa ghaib untuk sementara waktu bagi menjayakan aksi-aksi merbahaya itu. Sebab itulah mereka berada dalam keadaan bersawai dan tahap kepekaan mereka juga meningkat. Sama seperti pembawa kavadi yang beraksi ketika Thaipusam,” tambahnya.

2 1. Berasal dari Jawa, tarian kuda kepang mendapat namanya dari langkah tariannya yang menyerupai larian kuda sebenar Originally from Java, the kuda kepang dance is so named because of its movements, which resemble a galloping horse

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Berpakaian serba merah dan hitam, sekumpulan penari berdiri megah bersama kuda kepang masing-masing di laman dan bersedia untuk beraksi. Sejurus bau kemenyan mengisi ruang suasana malam itu, seorang lelaki berwajah serius memulakan langkah menuju ke tengah-tengah arena. Lantai terus disebat-sebatnya sebelum satu sempadan arena ‘dilukis’ dan penunggang kuda dirahmatinya satu-persatu.

2. Roslie Alias (kiri) dengan generasi baru yang meminati tarian kuda kepang Roslie Alias (left) with a young performer 3. Cemati adalah antara alat yang digunakan semasa persembahan tarian kuda kepang Whips are among the props used during a performance

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Mengikut tradisi, kulit lembu dan jaluran buluh akan dianyam untuk menghasilkan kuda kepang. Setiap kuda mengambil masa lima hari untuk disiapkan. Traditionally, the dancers made their own hobbyhorses by weaving cowhide or pleating bamboo, with each horse taking up to five days to complete. Meskipun aspek ini menjadi tarikan utama tarian kuda kepang, Roslie menekankan tarian ini lebih dari sekadar sebuah persembahan berunsur mistik. Kali pertama beliau menyaksikan tarian ini adalah ketika zaman remajanya. Cintanya terhadap tarian kuda kepang mula berputik selepas menyaksikan sebuah persembahan oleh kumpulan dari Johor yang beraksi di sekitar Selangor. Bagi Roslie, adunan kepelbagaian unsur budaya yang terserlah dalam tarian kuda kepang merupakan tarikan utamanya. “Hanya dalam satu persembahan saja, anda boleh menyaksikan tarian, komedi dan juga jalan cerita yang menarik,” katanya. Sesetengah watak tarian direka daripada adaptasi kisahkisah lama seperti harimau, ratu dan pengawal istana dan mempromosikan nilai-nilai murni. Misalnya kehebatan para pewira, kejayaan kuasa baik mengalahkan kejahatan dan menghormati kerabat diraja. Penghasilan kuda kepang juga merupakan sejenis kraf yang kian dilupakan. Mengikut

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tradisi, kulit lembu dan jaluran buluh akan dianyam untuk menghasilkan kuda kepang. Setiap kuda mengambil masa lima hari untuk disiapkan. Menurut Roslie, bahan-bahan mentah kini semakin sukar diperoleh. Ini menyebabkan penari-penari kuda beralih kepada papan lapis sebagai pengganti. “Seni pembuatan kuda kepang banyak mengajar kami tentang nilai-nilai murni seperti erti kesabaran dan menghargai masa,” jelasnya. Roslie mula menghimpunkan pendudukpenduduk kampung Sabak Bernam yang sejiwa dengannya sekitar awal tahun 1980-an untuk menubuhkan KKKK. Pada hari-hari biasa, KKKK beroperasi dari Inap Desa Hj Dorani yang terletak di daerah Sabak Bernam, Selangor. Mereka juga aktif berkolaborasi dengan pelbagai organisasi tempatan untuk mempromosikan warisan seni tempatan. Malah, KKKK juga telah menjelajah serata Malaysia untuk mengadakan persembahan di aneka acara kebudayaan. Walaupun KKKK hanya sekumpulan penari aktif

heyday, kuda kepang was a staple feature at festive events. It typically ran on for hours: the highlight was a string of extreme stunts in which the performers would thrill the audience by eating glass shards, tearing into coconuts with their bare teeth, or enduring whip lashes – all without showing any outward signs of pain. Fifty-eight-year-old Mohd Roslie bin Alias, the founder-leader of the group, says kuda kepang temporarily borrows energy or life-force from kayangan (the unseen realm) to execute these physical feats. “That’s why they go into a trance and show a heightened sense of awareness. It’s not very different from how kavadi bearers go into an elevated state during Thaipusam (the Tamil festival).” While this aspect of kuda kepang understandably attracts a lot of attention, Roslie stresses the dance is much more than its hyped-up mystical elements. Watching his first live performance as a young teenager, when a performance troupe from Johor toured Selangor, he was struck by the kuda kepang’s interweaving of various cultural elements: “Within a single genre, you had dance, comedy, and a great storyline.” Elements of old stories

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8 4. Penari kuda kepang diiringi irama muzik gamelan Kuda kepang dancers are accommpanied by the beat of traditional gamelan music 5. Topeng-topeng yang digunakan semasa persembahan Masks used in performances 6. Penghasilan kuda kepang adalah kraf yang kian dilupakan The art of making the hobbyhorse is a dying one 7.-8. Unsur-unsur kebudayaan terserlah melalui watak-watak yang diadaptasi dari cerita lama seperti sang harimau Cultural elements are woven into the performances through characters from old stories such as tigers

dan bukannya sebuah kumpulan yang lengkap, kewujudannya telah membawa sinar baharu kepada seni tarian ini. Lebih penting, mereka juga berjaya menarik bakat-bakat baharu. Menariknya, ahli KKKK termuda baru berusia 11 tahun!

that are incorporated into the dance incorporate characters such as tigers, queens and royal guards and promote noble values such as the valour of warriors, the forces of good triumphing over evil, and respect to royalty.

Tarian kuda kepang kini lebih berbeza sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini. Berbanding dengan tarian asal, unsur-unsur mistiknya kini diketepikan atas faktor larangan agama. “Bukan setakat itu. Bahkan dengan mewariskan tradisi unik ini kepada generasi muda yang berminat, saya berharap dunia dapat mengetahui betapa indah dan artistiknya seni tarian kuda kepang,” tekan Roslie. ■

Then there’s the making of the hobbyhorse itself, a fading art. Traditionally, the dancers made their own hobbyhorses by weaving cowhide or pleating bamboo, with each horse taking up to five days to complete. But these raw materials are hard to get these days, Roslie says, so plywood is more commonly used. “The craft of making the kuda kepang props teaches us good virtues such as time and patience,” he says.

Untuk jemputan persembahan, sila hubungi: MOHD ROSLIE BIN ALIAS Kumpulan Kesenian Kuda Kepang Quarters JPS, Parit 15, Sungai Merbau, Sungai Panjang, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor +6013 271 7444 Penulis merupakan tetamu jemputan Rentak Selangor, sebuah program rombongan kebudayaan anjuran Gaya Travel Magazine yang mempromosikan warisan seni persembahan tempatan.

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In the early 1980s, Roslie started reaching out to other like-minded villagers in Sabak Bernam to form a performance troupe. On ordinary days, KKKK primarily operates out of Homestay Hj Dorani in the district of Sabak Bernam in the state of Selangor. It also

frequently collaborates with local organisations that promote local arts and heritage, and has performed at cultural events all over Malaysia. While the group functions as a pool of active performers rather than a full-fledged troupe, its appearances are bringing renewed attention to the art, and more importantly, attracting new blood. Its youngest member is 11 years old. Over the past few years, kuda kepang has been muted from its original form with some spiritual elements taken out in the name of taboo. “But that’s not all there is to it,” Roslie points out. “By passing this unique tradition to all those who are interested, I hope to show the world just how beautiful and artistic kuda kepang is.” ■ For show appearances, contact: MOHD ROSLIE BIN ALIAS Kumpulan Kesenian Kuda Kepang Quarters JPS, Parit 15, Sungai Merbau, Sungai Panjang, 45300 Sungai Besar, Selangor +6013 271 7444

The writer was a guest of Rentak Selangor, an annual programme of cultural excursions to promote local heritage performance art forms organised by Gaya Travel Magazine.

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A Man Of Letters

Linguist, nationalist, scholar, teacher, reformer: Zainal Abidin bin Ahmad, or Za’aba for short, was all this and more. His life’s work was a testament of his love for the Malay language. Words Siva Sithraputhran | Photography courtesy of Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka

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Born in September 1895, Za’aba lived through a period of great change and contributed to the formation of the Malay national identity. Kikir in the state of Negeri Sembilan. Both his parents were of Indonesian descent. Noting the young Za’aba’s facility with language, his father’s ambitions for his son veered towards religious education.

Growing up in colonial Malaya at the start of the 20th century, Za’aba began to think about writing a book on Malay grammar when he was a schoolboy of 12. His resolve firmed through school and as he started working as a teacher and translator. In 1934, his series of three books on Malay grammar, titled Pelita Bahasa Melayu (Beacon of the Malay Language) were published. So successful were the books that they became part of the national curriculum and the standard bearer for Malay spelling and grammar for decades. The books broke new ground, standardising spelling and grammar in a way that departed from classical Malay and adjusting syntax with influences from Arabic and English, both languages in which Za’aba had achieved proficiency. Crucially, they were books on the Malay language written by a native Malay and displaced outdated guides written by British colonial administrators.

The Za’aba Spelling System His success had much to do with his background. He was born in the rural Malay heartlands of peninsular Malaysia, in the small town of Batu

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After instruction at home, Za’aba went to school in his hometown before going on to a bigger school over 60 kilometres away in Linggi, receiving instruction in Malay and completing elementary education, the highest level available at Malay schools at the time. He also attended Arabic lessons. From there, he went on to an English-medium school, St Paul’s Institution, in the state capital Seremban, and in 1915, became the first native Malay to pass the Senior Cambridge exams.

The Malindo Project Za’aba’s books on grammar firmly established him in the emerging Malay intelligentsia. After all, the system of Malay spelling he pioneered was simply being called Ejaan Za’aba (the Za’aba spelling) in the popular press. Za’aba was called in to help when standardised spelling and grammar were mooted for the Malay language used in Malaya (as it was called then) and Indonesia. The Malindo Project, as it was called, received support from academics on both sides but eventually petered out for political reasons when Indonesia objected to the formation of Malaysia in 1963. When his books on grammar came out, Za’aba was a translator and lecturer at the Sultan Idris Teachers Training College. His teaching career

had begun in 1916 in Johor Bahru, when his earliest writings were published. Za’aba was also a Malay-language instructor at the School of Oriental and African Studies from 1947 to 1951, gaining a degree from the London institution during his time there. Later still, from 1954 to 1958, he became the first head of the Malay Studies department at University of Malaya, at the time located in Singapore. Through his life, Za’aba produced a large body of work, mainly on Malay language, culture and religion. He authored books, translated literary works in English, penned numerous articles and produced a string of lectures. His work earned him the rare title of Pendeta (pundit) from the 3rd Congress on Malaya Language and Literature in 1956. He received the honorific title of Tan Sri in 1962. Born in September 1895, Za’aba lived through a period of great change and contributed to the formation of the Malay national identity. He died in October 1973 aged 78. His life is best summed up on his own words: “I’d just like to rest. But it doesn’t mean that I will stop writing and authoring books. These two are qualities that come naturally for me,” he said in a December 1958 interview in the Malay daily, Berita Harian, as he was about to retire from his post at University of Malaya. ■

*Editor’s note: Some of the facts in this article were sourced from the National Archives of Malaysia.

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At Your Fingertips Tap is a comfortable wearable that sits at the base of fingers and senses taps as input. It works with any Bluetooth enabled device such as smartphones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, as well as smart televisions. With the gadget, users can compose text, play games, point, click and scroll using just about any available surface. tapwithus.com

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Canon’s Ivy Mini is designed for smartphone photographers seeking to stay portable and onthe-go with their devices. The Bluetooth-enabled printer uses a special ink technology, creating 2x3 photo prints and stickers without the use of ink cartridges. Powered by a rechargeable battery, it measures just 11.9 x 8.1 x 1.8 cm and weighs 160 g. canon.com.my

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FASHION+ACCESSORIES

An Elaborate Tribute The Montblanc Patron Of Art Homage To Ludwig II limited edition pen celebrates the life and cultural legacy of its namesake. The man was often called the “Swan King”, which is reflected in the guilloche design emulating white feathers and a champagne gold-coated clip shaped like the long curved neck of the graceful water bird. montblanc.com

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Easy On The Eyes The Giorgio Armani D’Artiste sunglasses are inspired by a strong and free artistic spirit. Presented during the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2018 women’s fashion show, these feminine frames express a stylistic language that is constantly evolving while balancing creativity, pure elegance and modernity.

Call It Yours

Coach has once again joined forces with Disney to present a twisted take on classic fairy tales. Styled for Pre-Fall 2018, the grungy pieces play with spooky undertones and the tension of nostalgic animations to create a collection inspired by an American gothic fairy tale of New York.

Anya Hindmarch has launched a service that allows for the total customisation of your most used accessory – your phone. The brand’s leather iPhone case can now be adapted to be used with a shoulder strap or wristlets, and further customised with attractive stickers, pockets and charms.

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70 Our Fleet Of Aircraft

72 Our Network & Those Of Our oneworld Partners

71 Safety & Service Information

78 Enrich Quick Facts & Guide

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Inside Malaysia Airlines

67 News & Updates

Proud Moment After a comprehensive 14-week Cabin Crew Training Programme, the first batch of cabin crew for 2018 has graduated and will take to the skies soon. Comprising 73 bright young women from all over Malaysia, the graduates received their certificates in a ceremony at the MAB Academy attended by families, friends, trainers and the airline’s management. As part of the training, graduates underwent classroom studies, examinations and practical training in safety and emergency procedures. They will now specialise in operating the Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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INSIDE MALAYSIA AIRLINES

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Caring Gesture The fasting month can be a trying time for Muslims, more so for those working on shifts. In the spirit of Ramadan, the airline distributed packed meals to employees through its ‘Singgah Sahur’ programme. Held over two sessions, over 1,000 packed meals were distributed by the management team, led by Chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof and Group Chief Executive Officer Izham Ismail, to employees at the Flight Management Building, Main Terminal Building, Engineering Complex and MASkargo at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Transformative Steps Digital initiatives have been taking centre stage at the airline, driven by a team of IT staff called iNovus. Following the success of two events under the Digital IT Disruptor Series, which included developing prototypes for a better passenger pre-embarkation process as well as streamlined reporting procedures for crew members, the latest event roped in the children of 25 staff members through the Digital IT Junior Disruptor Programme. Aptly themed ‘Young Minds Disrupting Traveller Experience’, the educational programme saw the children, aged between 12 and 16 years old, pitching and testing digital designs and innovations in a lively and exciting environment within iSpace, the airline’s in-house innovation lab.

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Rewarding Dedication Seven Malaysia Airlines employees, including those from AeroDarat, MASWings and MASkargo, were rewarded for their hard work at the inaugural Anugerah WOW. Short for Way of Working, the awards were held to honour and recognise committed employees who went above and beyond the call of duty, be it in operational excellence or customer satisfaction. From 48 entries, three outstanding individuals and four teams were selected. Winners in the Individual category received RM500 (USD125) in cash, while Team category winners received RM1,000 (USD251). All winners took home a certificate of recognition each.

Unsung Heroes Domino’s Pizza Malaysia showed its appreciation to Malaysia Airlines employees recently through its ‘Together-gether Fund’ initiative. The event recognised those who have contributed and served Malaysians in unique and outstanding ways. Special guests included a cabin cleaner, baggage caddy, trolley pusher, as well as a building cleaner and maintenance staff.

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No. of aircraft 6 | Passenger Seating 494 Length 73m | Wingspan 79m | Height 24m

No. of aircraft 5 | Passenger Seating 286 Length 66.8m | Wingspan 64.75m | Height 17.05m

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No. of aircraft 15 | Passenger Seating 290 B777-200 Length 63.7m | Wingspan 60.3m | Height 16.9m

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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 21. 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. 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.

WHEELCHAIR assistance Wheelchair requests must be made through the Global Customer Contact Centre and/ or Ticket Office and/or Malaysia Airlines appointed travel agents at least 48 hours prior to departure. Contact the call centre at 1-300-88-3000 for more information.

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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Horn Island Darwin

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Townsville Townsville Mount Isa Mount Isa Cloncurry Cloncurry Hamilton Island Hamilton Island Port Hedland Port Hedland Mackay Mackay Karratha Karratha Moranbah Moranbah Exmouth Exmouth Alice Springs Alice Springs Rockhampton Rockhampton Longreach Longreach New Caledonia New Caledonia Paraburdoo Paraburdoo Newman Newman Gladstone Gladstone Emerald Emerald Blackall Blackall Ayers Rock Ayers Rock Hervey Bay Hervey Bay Roma Roma Charleville Charleville Brisbane Brisbane Moree Moree Geraldton Geraldton Armidale Armidale Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour Tamworth Tamworth Lord Howe IslandLord Howe Island Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie Port Macquarie Port Macquarie Perth Perth Dubbo Dubbo Newcastle Newcastle Whyalla Whyalla Mildura Mildura Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga Sydney Sydney Port Lincoln Port Lincoln Adelaide Adelaide Canberra Canberra Albury Albury Auckland Auckland

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Melbourne Melbourne Devonport

Devonport Launceston Hobart

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Reno

Sacramento San Francisco

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Marquette

Portland

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Puebla

Belize City

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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

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Fortaleza Natal João Pessoa

Teresina

Cajamarca

Trujillo

Kailua Kona

Maceió Aracaju

Puerto Maldonado

Caribbean Sea

Salvador Porto Seguro

Santa Cruz

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Calama

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Comodoro Rivadavia

La Serena Santiago

San Juan Mendoza

Porto Alegre Rio Grande

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Castro

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GMT -6

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

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ENRICH QUICK FACTS

REDEEM MILES

MISSING MILES

How to redeem miles for your travels:

What are missing miles? Missing miles are miles you have earned but are not showing in your account. You can submit a missing miles claim within six months from the date of your activity. Here is how:

STEP 2: Go to “Redeem Flights” or “Redeem Lifestyles” for Enrich MYR50 Voucher Redemption and Golden Lounge Access Vouchers.

STEP 1: Login to your Enrich account.

Did you know?

STEP 1: Go to the Enrich login page.

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You can redeem your flights with Malaysia Airlines for as little as 1,000 Enrich Miles with Miles + Cash.

Remember to update your profile for news on exclusive invitations and promotions.

STEP 2: Go to “My Miles” and click “Claim Missing Miles”.

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80 MOVIES

RATINGS: G / U General audience. Suitable for all ages. PG Parental guidance suggested. Some content may not be suitable for children. PG-13 Parental guidance strongly recommended. Some content may be inappropriate for children under 13. 15 Suitable only for 15 years and over.

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R Restricted. Not suitable for audiences under 17. NR Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America. Contains scenes or language that may be disturbing or offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

84 AUDIO RADIO

BLACK PANTHER Š 2018 WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Entertainment

82 TV SHOWS

LANGUAGES: 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

Programmes with Malaysian content.

SUBTITLES:

Award-winning movies/programmes.

A+ Arabic / C+ Chinese / E+ English / J+ Japanese / M+ Malay

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MOVIES

FAVOURITES

LATEST

CITY OF EMBER PG / 95 mins / Adventure, Family, Fantasy / E, C+

500 DAYS OF SUMMER PG-13 / 93 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance / E, C+

CYRUS R/

New RED SPARROW JENNIFER LAWRENCE, JOEL EDGERTON, CHARLOTTE RAMPLING R/

/ 140 mins / Mystery, Thriller / E

THE 15:17 TO PARIS ALEK SKARLATOS, ANTHONY SADLER, SPENCER STONE PG-13 / 93 mins / Drama, History, Thriller / E, J, K, C+

GAME NIGHT JASON BATEMAN, RACHEL MCADAMS, KYLE CHANDLER R/

/ 93 mins / Comedy, Crime, Mystery / E, K, C+

I, TONYA MARGOT ROBBIE, SEBASTIAN STAN, ALLISON JANNEY R / / 132mins / Biography, Comedy, Drama / E, C+

GEOSTORM GERARD BUTLER, JIM STURGESS, ABBIE CORNISH

/ 90 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance / E, C+

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS PG-13 / 123 mins / Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / E, C+

PG-13 / 109 mins / Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, F, G, J, C+

RUBY SPARKS MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS KENNETH BRANAGH, PENÉLOPE CRUZ, WILLEM DAFOE, JUDI DENCH, JOHNNY DEPP, MICHELLE PFEIFFER

R/

/ 103 mins / Comedy, Drama, Fantasy / E, C+

R/

/ 97 mins / Drama, Thriller / E, C+

STOKER

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

THE BLIND SIDE

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New ISLE OF DOGS BRYAN CRANSTON, KOYU RANKIN, EDWARD NORTON PG-13 / 101 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, C+

DEN OF THIEVES GERARD BUTLER, PABLO SCHREIBER, O'SHEA JACKSON JR. R/

THE TITAN SAM WORTHINGTON, TAYLOR SCHILLING, TOM WILKINSON NR / 97 mins / Sci-Fi / E, C+

/ 140 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E, C+

R/

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD MICHELLE WILLIAMS, MARK WAHLBERG

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE JACKIE CHAN, DAVE FRANCO, FRED ARMISEN. MICHAEL PEÑA, KUMAIL NANJIANI PG / 101 mins / Animation, Action, Adventure / E, F, G, J, C+

/ 123 mins / Biography, Crime, Drama / E, C+

PG-13 / 129 mins / Biography, Drama, Sport / E, J, K

CONTAGION PG-13 / 106 mins / Drama, Thriller / E, J, K, C+

ENTOURAGE

R/

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE TARON EGERTON, COLIN FIRTH, MARK STRONG

R/

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

FRACTURE

/ 138 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy / E

R/

/ 112 mins / Crime, Drama, Mystery / E, K

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

New BLACK PANTHER

CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, LUPITA NYONG'O PG-13 / 134 mins / Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / E

T’Challa returns home to Wakanda, a reclusive but advanced African nation, to ascend the throne as king after the passing of his father. He soon finds himself being challenged by different factions within his own country. The young king must rally his allies and release the power of the Black Panther to defeat his foes and return peace to his people.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE DYLAN O'BRIEN, KI HONG LEE, KAYA SCODELARIO PG-13 / 141 mins / Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller / E, C+

LADY BIRD SAOIRSE RONAN, LAURIE METCALF, TRACY LETTS

R/

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

BY MY SIDE BRANDON HO, ARWIND KUMAR, NADIAH NASH

NR / 75 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance / E, C+

FATHER FIGURES OWEN WILSON, ED HELMS R/

/ 113 mins / Comedy / E, C+

AWARD-WINNING MOVIES

JUSTICE LEAGUE BEN AFFLECK, GAL GADOT, JASON MOMOA

PG-13 / 119 mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy / E, F, G, J, C+

ONLY THE BRAVE JOSH BROLIN, MILES TELLER

PG-13 / 134 mins / Biography, Drama / E, F, C+

WONDER JACOB TREMBLAY, OWEN WILSON, IZABELA VIDOVIC

PG / 113 mins / Drama, Family / E, F, I, Es, C+

THE SHAPE OF WATER SALLY HAWKINS, OCTAVIA SPENCER

R/

/ 123 mins / Adventure, Drama, Fantasy / E, C+

THE WIZARD OF OZ JUDY GARLAND, FRANK MORGAN, RAY BOLGER, JACK HALEY

PG / 101 mins / Adventure, Family, Fantasy / E, E+

NR / 133 mins / Comedy, Drama / E, E+

LA LA LAND RYAN GOSLING, EMMA STONE, ROSEMARIE DEWITT

BONNIE AND CLYDE WARREN BEATTY, FAYE DUNAWAY, MICHAEL J. POLLARD

PG-13 / 127 mins / Comedy, Drama, Music / E, C+

STRATTON DOMINIC COOPER, AUSTIN STOWELL, GEMMA CHAN R/

New TOMB RAIDER

/ 95 mins / Action, Thriller / E, C+

ALICIA VIKANDER, DOMINIC WEST, WALTON GOGGINS PG-13 / 98 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E, J, K, E+, C+

Lara Croft is determined to find her father, an adventurer who disappeared without a trace a few years ago. She embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known location – a legendary tomb on an island off the coast of Japan where she encounters a shadowy organisation seeking to harness the tomb’s mystical powers.

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THE DISASTER ARTIST JAMES FRANCO, DAVE FRANCO, ARI GRAYNOR

R/

/ 103 mins / Biography, Comedy, Drama / E, C+

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN HUGH JACKMAN, MICHELLE WILLIAMS, ZAC EFRON

PG / 107 mins / Biography, Drama, Musical / E, C+

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI FRANCES MCDORMAND, WOODY HARRELSON

R/

/ 115 mins / Comedy, Crime, Drama / E, C+

BLADE RUNNER 2049 HARRISON FORD, RYAN GOSLING, ANA DE ARMAS R/

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

THE FOREIGNER JACKIE CHAN, RUFUS JONES R/

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

THE WOMEN NORMA SHEARER, JOAN CRAWFORD, ROSALIND RUSSELL

GRAND PRIX EVA MARIE SAINT, YVES MONTAND, JAMES GARNER, BRIAN BEDFORD

R/

/ 111 mins / Action, Biography, Crime / E, E+

WALL STREET CHARLIE SHEEN, MICHAEL DOUGLAS, TAMARA TUNIE

NR / 175 mins / Drama, Sport / E, E+

R/

THE DEPARTED LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATT DAMON, JACK NICHOLSON

THE DESCENDANTS GEORGE CLOONEY, SHAILENE WOODLEY, AMARA MILLER

R/

/ 146 mins / Crime, Drama, Thriller / E, A+

R/

/ 122 mins / Crime, Drama / E

/ 115 mins / Comedy, Drama / E, C+

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

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MOVIES

BEST OF MALAYSIA

CHINESE

JAPANESE

HINDI

我来自纽约2 / THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE 2 DEBBIE GOH, SHAUN TAM, SARAH TAN

リングサイド・ストーリー /

टॉयले ट - एक प्े म कथ् / TOILET - EK PREM KATHA AKSHAY KUMAR, ANUPAM KHER, BHUMI PEDNEKAR

NR /

/ 101 mins / Drama / E+

THE RINGSIDE STORY ERIKO SATO, EITA NR /

/ 104 mins / Romance, Comedy / E+

P13 /

/ 122 mins / Comedy, Drama / E+

KIDS

WRECK IT RALPH JOHN C. REILLY, JACK MCBRAYER, JANE LYNCH

PG / 101 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E

New BUSKER

MAS KHAN, HAFEEZ MIKAIL, LIA NATALIA G / 120 mins / Romance / ML, E+

老兽 / OLD BEAST TUMEN, CHAOBEI WANG, DANNA YI NR /

/ 110 mins / Drama / E+

予兆 散歩する侵略者 劇場版

/ YOCHO - FOREBODING KAHO, SHÔTA SOMETANI NR /

/ 140 mins / Sci-Fi, Fantasy / E+

こいのわ 婚活クルージング / MATCHMAKING CRUISE MASAMI NAGASAWA, RYUHEI MATSUDA, MAHIRO TAKASUGI

INDONESIAN

G/

/ 105 mins / Romance, Comedy / E+

探偵はBARにいる3 / THE LAST SHOT IN THE BAR YÔ ÔIZUMI, RYÛHEI MATSUDA

जब है र ी मे ट से ज ल / JAB

HARRY MET SEJAL SHAH RUKH KHAN, ANUSHKA SHARMA, BJÖRN FREIBERG NR /

/ 135 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance / E+

NR /

G / 120 mins / Comedy / ML, E+

MOONRISE OVER EGYPT REZA ANUGRAH, JAMES DIXON, DRH GANDA NR /

/ 114 mins / History / E+

BROADWAY HIT GODFREY GAO, LIKUN WANG, CHUAN-JUN WANG NR /

/ 144 mins / Drama, Thriller / E+

भू म म/ BHOOMI SUNNY LEONE, SANJAY DUTT NR /

/ 124 mins / Action, Crime, Drama / E+

पू र ्णा / POORNA AZAM, SEKHAR BABU BACHINEPALLY

情遇曼哈顿 / LOVE IS A

KOREAN

PG / 116 mins / Animation, Action, Adventure / E

मॉम / MOM SRIDEVI, AKSHAYE KHANNA

PG-12 / 122 mins / Drama / E+

TEROBEK RAYA JOHAN, AZHAN RANI, BETO KUSYAIRI, ZIZAN NIN, SHERRY AL HADAD

THE INCREDIBLES CRAIG T. NELSON, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, HOLLY HUNTER

NR / 98 mins / Biography / E+

TOY STORY TOM HANKS, TIM ALLEN, DON RICKLES, JIM VARNEY, WALLACE SHAWN

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Adil, a part-time musician, meets Vera at college. A friendship develops when the pair are forced to work together on a school assignment despite their differences. Vera discovers Adil is still recovering from a breakup and encourages him to join a busking competition to win back his ex. Vera however appears to have also developed feelings for Adil.

G / 80 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E

/ 103 mins / Romance / E+

TAMIL

FANTASTIC MR. FOX GEORGE CLOONEY, MERYL STREEP, BILL MURRAY PG / 86 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS JIM CARREY, CARLA GUGINO

BABY BRO ZIZAN RAZAK, IZARA AISHAH, SHAHEIZY SAM G / 120 mins / Drama, Family / ML, E+

WAGE RENDRA BAGUS PAMUNGKAS, TEUKU RIFNU WIKANA, PUTRI AYUDYA NR /

/ 120 mins / Biography, Drama, History / E+

轻松+愉快 / FREE AND EASY GANG XU, ZHIYONG ZHANG, BAOHE XUE, BENBIN GU, XUN ZHANG, LIGUO YUAN NR / 99 mins / Comedy / E+

비밥바룰라 / BE-BOPA-LULA PARK IN-HWAN, SHIN GOO 12+ / / 97 mins / Comedy, Drama, Family / E+ 어느날 / ONE DAY NAM-GIL KIM, WOO-HEE CHUN, SANG-HEE BAEK NR /

TAGALOG

NR / 120 mins / Drama, Comedy / ML, E+

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UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS SHARON CUNETA, ROBIN PADILLA, JULIA BARRETTO NR /

/ 120 mins / Comedy, Romance / E+

三生三世十里桃花 /

ONCE UPON A TIME YIFEI LIU, YANG YANG, CHUN LI, JIN LUO, YIKUAN YAN, XUAN GU NR / 108 mins / Drama / E+

தானா சேர்நத கூட்டம் / THAANAA SERNDHA KOOTTAM SURIYA, KEERTHI SURESH

NR /

/ 123 mins / Action, Comedy, Crime / E+

/ 114 mins / Drama, Fantasy / E+

우리들 / THE WORLD OF US CHOI SOO-IN, SEOL HYE-IN G / / 98 mins / Drama / E+

16 PUASA SABRI YUNUS, BELL NGASRI, AZIZ M. OSMAN, JUE AZIZ

PG / 93 mins / Comedy, Family, Fantasy / E, C+

குசேபகாவே ி / GULAEBAGHAVALI PRABHUDHEVA, HANSIKA MOTWANI, YOGI BABU NR /

/ 115 mins / Action, Comedy / E+

채비 / THE PREPARATION GOH DO-SHIM, KIM SUNG-KYUN, SEON YU NR / / 114 mins / Drama / E+

வ ிக்ரம் சவத / VIKRAM VEDHA MADHAVAN, VIJAY SETHUPATHI

스타박'스 다방 / BITTERSWEET BREW SUNG-HYUN BAEK, SONG-HWA CHAE

अरमम / ARAMM

15 / 104 mins / Comedy, Drama / E+

NR /

BATMAN: YEAR ONE BRYAN CRANSTON, BEN MCKENZIE, ELIZA DUSHKU

PG-13 / 84 mins / Animation, Action, Crime / E

SCOOBY-DOO! LEGEND OF THE PHANTOSAUR FRANK WELKER, MINDY COHN, GREY DELISLE NR / 75 mins / Animation, Comedy, Family / E

MARY POPPINS JULIE ANDREWS, DICK VAN DYKE, DAVID TOMLINSON G / 139 mins / Comedy, Family, Fantasy / E

/ 140 mins / Action, Crime, Thriller / E+

NAYANTHARA, RAMS

NR / 105 mins / Drama / E+

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

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TV PROGRAMMES

COMEDY

DRAMA

STAR S1 JUDE DEMOREST, BRITTANY O'GRADY, RYAN DESTINY, AMIYAH SCOTT

FRESH OFF THE BOAT S3 RANDALL PARK, CONSTANCE WU, HUDSON YANG, FORREST WHEELER, IAN CHEN

4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

LIFE IN PIECES S2/S3

THE GIFTED S1

COLIN HANKS, BETSY BRANDT, THOMAS SADOSKI

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S2 - 12 Episodes, S3 - 4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

STEPHEN MOYER, AMY ACKER, SEAN TEALE

The series chronicles the events of the members of the Short family going about their daily lives in Los Angeles County. Each episode features four storylines as told by separate family members that eventually connect in the end. In the premiere of the third season, the Hughes family moves into the home of Heather’s parents, but this does not sit well with her mother.

In a parallel universe to the X-Men series, Stephen and Amy are ordinary parents on the run from the government when they discover their two children, Lauren and Andy, possess mutant abilities. They join an underground community of mutant resistance to fight against the authorities that discriminate against them and hope to hunt them down.

4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

MOM S5 ANNA FARIS, ALLISON JANNEY, MIMI KENNEDY

8 Episodes /

THIS IS US S1 MILO VENTIMIGLIA, MANDY MOORE, STERLING K. BROWN, CHRISSY METZ

/ 30 mins each / E

8 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

ANIMAL KINGDOM S2 ELLEN BARKIN, SCOTT SPEEDMAN, SHAWN HATOSY, BEN ROBSON 13 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

SUPERGIRL S2 MELISSA BENOIST, MEHCAD BROOKS, CHYLER LEIGH, JEREMY JORDAN, DAVID HAREWOOD 4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

GHOSTED S1 ADAM SCOTT, CRAIG ROBINSON, ALLY WALKER, ADEEL AKHTAR

THE BIG BANG THEORY S11 JOHNNY GALECKI, JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO, SIMON HELBERG

POWERLESS S1 VANESSA HUDGENS, DANNY PUDI, CHRISTINA KIRK, RON FUNCHES, ALAN TUDYK

4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

7 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

14 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

ARROW S5 STEPHEN AMELL, KATIE CASSIDY, COLIN DONNELL, DAVID RAMSEY

9 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

THE ORVILLE S1 SETH MACFARLANE, ADRIANNE PALICKI, PENNY JOHNSON JERALD

MAJOR CRIMES S5 MARY MCDONNELL, G.W. BAILEY, TONY DENISON, MICHAEL PAUL CHAN

4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

RIVERDALE S1 K.J. APA, LILI REINHART, CAMILA MENDES, COLE SPROUSE

5 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

TIME AFTER TIME S1 FREDDIE STROMA, JOSH BOWMAN, GENESIS RODRIGUEZ THE MICK S1/S2 KAITLIN OLSON, SOFIA BLACK-D'ELIA, CARLA JIMENEZ

S1 - 9 Episodes, S2 - 4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

/

THE MIDDLE S8/S9 PATRICIA HEATON, NEIL FLYNN, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, EDEN SHER, ATTICUS SHAFFER S8 - 18 Episodes, S9 - 7 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

/

YOUNG SHELDON S1 IAIN ARMITAGE, ZOE PERRY, LANCE BARBER, MONTANA JORDAN, RAEGAN REVORD 5 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

THE 100 S4 ELIZA TAYLOR, BOB MORLEY, MARIE AVGEROPOULOS, PAIGE TURCO, ELI GOREE 5 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW S1/S2 BRANDON ROUTH, AMY LOUISE PEMBERTON, CAITY LOTZ, DOMINIC PURCELL

S1 - 5 Episodes, S2 - 4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

5 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

/

CONTAINMENT S1 DAVID GYASI, CHRISTINA MARIE MOSES, CHRIS WOOD 6 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

THE FLASH S3 GRANT GUSTIN, CANDICE PATTON, DANIELLE PANABAKER 6 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

LETHAL WEAPON S2 DAMON WAYANS, CLAYNE CRAWFORD, KEESHA SHARP 4 Episodes /

SPEECHLESS S1/S2 MINNIE DRIVER, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, CEDRIC YARBROUGH

S1 - 12 Episodes, S2 - 4 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH S3 WILL FORTE, JANUARY JONES, CLEOPATRA COLEMAN 4 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

ONE MISSISSIPPI S1 TIG NOTARO, JOHN ROTHMAN, NOAH HARPSTER, CASEY WILSON 4 Episodes /

/ 30 mins each / E

BLINDSPOT S2 SULLIVAN STAPLETON, JAIMIE ALEXANDER, ROB BROWN, AUDREY ESPARZA 10 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

GOTHAM S3 BEN MCKENZIE, DONAL LOGUE, DAVID MAZOUZ, SEAN PERTWEE

15 Episodes /

/ 60 mins each / E

/ 60 mins each / E

EMPIRE S3 TERRENCE HOWARD, TARAJI P. HENSON, JUSSIE SMOLLETT 4 Episodes / 60 mins each / E

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TV PROGRAMMES

KIDS

BEST OF MALAYSIA

CHINESE

HINDI

MILLIONAIRE MINDS: VIVY YUSOF S2 EP2 PG / 30 mins

RAJA RASOI AUR ANDAAZ ANOKHA: FLAVOURS FROM LUCKNOW AND HYDERABAD EP4

POWERLIST ASIA S6 EP9

PG / 30 mins

PG / 30 mins

SUPER OCTOGENARIANS

FILM COMPANION RANVEER SINGH PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins

THE SECRET LIFE OF ALFIA ROMANI EP8 STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins

BOCEY & FRIENDS LIVE EP1

CANTIK DETEKTIF S3 EP3

PG / 60 mins / ML

PG / 60 mins / ML

JAPANESE MYSTERY OF PYRAMIDS: RESTORATION OF KHUFU'S SOLAR BOAT

MOST CHERISHED EXPERIENCES EP13 PG / 30 mins

PG / 60 mins

SEE IT! - TO RAMEN LOVERS PG / 30 mins

TAMIL LEGENDS OF INDIA EPISODE 5 SWAMI VIVEKANANDA PG / 60 mins

KOREAN 2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

STAR WARS REBELS: HEROES OF MANDALORE PART 1 & 2 2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

BAIK PUNYA ALIFF SATAR

SELERA RASA SEKSA EP7

PG / 30 mins / ML

PG / 30 mins / ML

LAWAK KE DER TAK COVERLINE EP2

UNPLUGGED RAYA PG / 30 mins / ML

MASTER KEY EP6

OLE OLE TEMASYA S2 EP3

PG / 60 mins / ML

RUNNING MAN: EP4TH FEB 18

GEN F EP1 PROJEK TEAM PARK S2

ELENA OF AVALOR

RUSTY RIVETS

2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / ML

MARVEL'S SPIDERMAN

LOUD HOUSE PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

JOHAN RAYA SAMPAI PENGSAN

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE

SUNNY DAY

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

WELCOME TO THE WAYNE PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

SUPA STRIKAS PG / 2 Episodes / 30 mins each / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

DISNEY TSUM TSUM 2 Episodes / 2 mins each / E

OH MY FAMILY

PG / 30 mins / E

NATURAL WORLD

MISSION OF HOPE: FRANCE

GLOBE TREKKER SPECIAL SACRED PLACES: GREAT MOSQUES

PG / 30 mins / ML

SHOWBIZ MANAGING ASIA: JOE GEBBIA, CO-FOUNDER, AIRBNB

MARKETING. MEDIA. MONEY: AIA

TOUGH BOATS: EGYPT

LIFE STORY EP1

PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 60 mins / E

LET’S MAKE IT TASTY EP1 & 2

LANDS ON THE MONSOON EP1

PG / 30 mins / E

GLOBE GUIDES EXTREME LANDSCAPES

PG / 60 mins / E

ROAD TO THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WORLD CUP POSTCARDS PG / 60 mins / E

RELIGIOUS KHALIFAH JR PG / 30 mins / ML

PG / 30 mins / E

MAVCOM PG / 0.15 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

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SATAY WITH RHYS WILLIAMS PG / 4.2 mins / ML, ML+, E+ /

SCIENCE & TECH

PG / 30 mins / A

‫اﻟﺒﺪاﻳﺎت‬

PG / 60 mins / E

DOES PRICE HAVE GENDER?: THE GENDER MARKETING

IATA AWARENESS

PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 0.125 mins / E

UNITED FOR WILDLIFE PG / 0.167 mins / E

PG / 3 mins / E

FLY HIGH WITH HI-5 AND ENRICH JUNIORS

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

FRENCH ON THE WINE ROAD: FRANCE

FLAVORS OF FRENCH RIVERA PG / 60 mins / F

ARABIC THE BEGINNINGS:

PG / 60 mins / E

SPORTS

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 60 mins / E

INSIDE GLORY 2018 EP1

PG / 60 mins / F

HOLLYWOOD'S 10 BEST: BRITISH STARS

SEBASTIEN GINIAUX AND DENIS CHANG LIVE IN MONTREAL

TRAVEL

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

LOST IN OZ

SOUNDSTAGE

PG / 30 mins / ML

PG / 30 mins / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

FIRST CLASS: MACAU

BUNSEN IS A BEAST

NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT

LIFESTYLE

PG / 60 mins / E

SHIMMER & SHINE PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

PG / 30 mins /

SECRET LIVES OF THE SUPER RICH: THE PRICIEST MANSION IN HAWAII & MAYWEATHER'S SUPERCAR

PECAH PERUT

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 1 Episode / 30 mins / E

PG / 30 mins /

KL TO KARAIKUDI EP4

PG / 60 mins / ML

FAIRLY ODDPARENTS

2 Episodes / 4 mins each / E

NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT

PG / 60 mins / ML

RASIKKA RUSIKKA S4 EP4

PG / 60 mins

CHEESE SLICES S1 EP6

PG / 30 mins / ML

PG / 30 mins

PG / 60 mins

PG / 30 mins / ML

SEPAHTU REUNION RAYA

GUN KANNAYIRAM EP1

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

MALAYSIA AIRLINES: THE DAY OF THE LEGENDS PG / 3 mins / E

RHYS WILLIAM A.K.A MAT SALLEH CARI MAKAN: LONDON PG / 1.24 mins / E

ENRICH & MEMBERS - TURNING JOURNEYS INTO GREAT EXPERIENCES PG / 4 mins / E

ENRICH AND HI-5 TEAM UP FOR SONG OF THE WEEK

HISTORY VANISHING FOODS EP1 PG / 30 mins / E

SUATU KETIKA: THOMAS CUP PG / 60 mins / ML /

THE HISTORY OF THE SILK ROAD PG / 60 mins / E

FLAVORS OF PERU PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

BUSINESS

CAN SEAWEED SAVE THE WORLD

GAME OF DRONES

PG / 60 mins / E

PG / 30 mins / E

ENRICH BRAND VIDEO PG / 1 min / E

NEGARAKU ICON: PETER RAJAH - HARIMAU MALAYA 1980 PG / 60 mins / E /

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AUDIO ON-DEMAND

Malaysian singer and songwriter KAYDA’s Love For No Reason EP is playing onboard this month. She takes time out to chat with Going Places about her career and her sixtrack debut album, which also features her mother, Malaysian jazz queen Sheila Majid. How did you know that hiphop/R&B was the right genre for you as an artist?

I wouldn’t say it’s the right genre for me but hip-hop and R&B is the type of music that I’m comfortable performing and it’s the genre that I like the most. But as I grew up in a musical household, I’d also like to explore other genres and expand my creativity, such as singing and rapping on jazz or house music. How has your musical journey been so far? goingplacesmagazine.com | 84 | July 2018

It’s been great. People are starting to notice the type of style and music that I carry and they accept how I present myself and my music. I’m always happy when people come up to me to tell me that they love a particular part of my song lyrics. It makes me feel motivated to want to create more material of my own. You started writing your own songs when you were 13 years old. Has your song writing process changed since then?

It has definitely changed and improved a lot. As I grow older, I experience different things, learn and study lyrics from other songwriters and artists. Someday, I’d like to also sit down and collaborate with other talented songwriters to create more songs and perhaps write and produce music for other artists as well.  Tell us how your first album Love For No Reason came about.

I have been in the Malaysian music industry professionally for about five years now. At the beginning,

I was just releasing singles and collaborating with other artists but one day I thought to myself that I should release my first “baby” but at the same time, I didn’t want to release too many songs. Hence, this six-track project. I sought the advice and help of many people in the industry up to a point where I got a bit lost in finding what I really want for myself and my music. Then I realised that there is no such as doing the “right” thing or “rules” when it comes to creativity. You just got to do it without any fears. I had to take risks, step out of my comfort zone, and work for it. I decided to collaborate with Indonesian composer Emir Hermono, who mixed and mastered my album. He understands my style and I understand his, so our visions just sort of gelled together for this album. I recorded and came up with the melodies for the verses on my own. It’s very fulfilling to be the executive producer of your own album. Hence, the name Love For No Reason.

THE HITS

MEMORIES

including... Tove Styrke (above), Jack White, Kayda, The Vaccines, Tinashe, Manic Street Preachers, Pentatonix, Samantha Jade, Eels, NJWA, Dami Im, Judas Priest, George Ezra, Chloe x Halle, The Voidz, Editors, Albert Hammond Jr, Justin Timberlake

including... Gary Barlow (above), Jimi Hendrix, LaBelle, Alice Cooper, Frank Sinatra, Toto, Destiny's Child, Will Smith, Simon & Garfunkel, Gloria Estefan, Taylor Dayne, Electric Light Orchestra, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Eurythmics, Boston

JAZZ

including... Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco (above), Kurt Elling, Nostalgia 77, Till Bronner & Dieter Ilg, Christian McBride Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield, Gabin, Bria Skonberg

including... Jason Aldean (above), Scotty McCreery, Dixie Chicks, Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Luke Combs, Tammy Wynette, Brad Paisley, Rodney Crowell, Kane Brown, Ward Thomas, Dolly Parton, The Highwaymen, Carrie Underwood

KIDS

INDONESIAN

including... ABC Kids (above), The Wiggles, Ajay Singha, Original Cast of SpongeBob SquarePants, The New Musical, Little Feet Music, Roshan Treasuriwala, Annabelle Ferro, John Field

including... EDEN (above), Novita Dewi, Audy, Isyana Sarasvati, Astrid, Judika, Sheila On 7, 30 Lagu Islami Terbaik, Susah Sinyal (OMPS)

SOUNDTRACK

including... Shima, Amy Mastura, Aubrey Suwito & Friends with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheila Majid, Malique, Altimet, iamNEETA, Ziana Zain, Jacyln Victor, Wings, Alif Satar, Aishah, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Bunkface, Joe Flizzow, Menjelang Syawal, Sesuci Lebaran...Sentuhan Klasik, Loloq: A Tribute

What are your future plans?

I’m coming up with a web series on YouTube to capture the behind-the-scenes of my album, shows and other significant events since August 2017 up to my album launch on 5 April 2018. I’m recording more songs and coming up with another project with an established producer. I can’t say much about this yet. Other than that, I’ll be performing at events in the next few months and hope to expand my career into acting.

(Not available in A350)

Boarding House Reach – JACK WHITE The third studio album by Jack White sees the American rock musician expanding his musical palette with perhaps his most ambitious work so far – a collection of songs that are both timeless and modern. Progressive rock tunes from the 1970s have taken over the bluesy sounds that fans are more accustomed to. The album provides great instrumentals and even greater guitar work by White.

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COUNTRY

(Not available in A350)

including... West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) [Remastered], Lady Bird (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture), Blade Runner 2049 (OMPS), Moonlight Cinema, War for the Planet of the Apes (OMPS), Tulip Fever (OMPS), John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection

COMEDY

(Not available in A350)

including... Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Joan Rivers, Jonathan Winters, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Bocey

MALAY

MANDARIN

including... Chen Pan, Allen Su, Julia Peng, Rainie Yang, Eric Chou, Princess Ai Tai, Eagle Pan, A-Lin, Jian Cui, Jeff Chang, Jolin Tsai, Xue Zhi Qian, Victor Wong, Coco Lee, Princess Ai

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AUDIO ON-DEMAND + RADIO CHANNELS

CANTONESE

WORLD

CLASSICAL

(Only available in A350)

Radio Channels

CHART TOPPERS

including... ToNick (above), Hacken Lee, Eman Lam, Jason Chan, Sandy Lam, Phil Lam, Leon Lai, Cass Phang, Ekin Cheng, Angela Pang

JAPANESE

including... Baloji (above), Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Eros Ramazzotti, Nadir, At Adau, AkashA, Julio Iglesias, Humood Alkhuder, Santana

NASYID

including... Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra (above), Claus Peter Flor, New Year's Concert 2018, Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, The Great Luciano Pavarotti, Olga Peretyatko, Nicole Car, Khatia Buniatishvili, 2CELLOS, Amy Dickson, Francesco Grillo

including... Danny Avila & The Vamps feat. Machine Gun Kelly, Zookeepers, John Legend feat. BloodPop®, Grace VanderWaal, ZAYN, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Tinashe, G-Eazy feat. Yo Gotti & YBN Nahmir, Craig David feat. Yxng Bane, TheOvertunes, Sezairi, The Chainsmokers, Folly Rae, Khalid x Ty Dolla $ign x 6lack, King Princess, Jocelyn Alice, Amy Shark, TOMI

MALAY FAVOURITES

(Not available in A350)

including... Pastel Lite, Altimet feat. The Trisno Trio, Joe Flizzow feat. Alif, Hani & Zue, EDEN, IAMNEETA, Terry, Jaz, Siddiq Safian, Bil Musa, Malique, Judika & Kotak, Khai Bahar, Shila Amzah & Alif Satar, Ila Damiaa, Isyana Sarasvati

including... The Script (above), Kyle Bielfield, Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, Bob Dylan, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Omar Kamal, The Piano Guys, Il Divo, Natalie Imbruglia

including... WheeSung/Ali, Cocosori, MAN WITH A MISSION, FLOWxGRANRODEO, Jung Kwonjung, EXID, Crispy, Phil Lam feat. Paula, Heo Young Saeng feat. Mad Clown, Ahn Ye Eun, SOBAE, Outsider feat. Kim Myunghoon, Jason Chan, Eman Lam, Terry Lin, Outlander feat. 9m88, Nariaki Obukuro, Hikaru Utada, Matzka

LIGHT & EASY

including... Nariaki Obukuro (above), FLOW, MIREI, Mika Nakashima, Scandal, LiSA, Kousuke Atari, ClariS, X JAPAN

including... 16 Selawat Sepanjang Zaman (above), Inteam, Mesut Kurtis, Gigi, Raef, Haddad Alwi, Hafiz Hamidun, Maher Zain, Ustaz Abdullah Fahmi, The Muhibbain, Nowseeheart, Lah Ahmad, Harris J, Brothers

HINDI

KOREAN

including... Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (above), Yours Truly Arijit, Vol.2, Jab Harry Met Sejal (OMPS), T-Series Mixtape, Dear Zindagi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, To My Valentine (Punjabi Love Songs), 50 Glorious Musical Years (The Complete Works)

TAMIL

including... Finesse: Shreya Ghoshal, Absolute Best of 2017, Mersal (OMPS), Kaatru Veliyidai, They've Got The Moves: Suriya, 20 Biggest Hits: Harris Jayaraj, Vol. 1, Summer Acoustic – Tamil, Tamil Beats

RHYTHM & BLUES (Not available in A350)

including... Johnny Jenkins, Charlie Wilson, Tuxedo, Alicia Keys, Usher, Craig David, Music from The American Epic Sessions (Deluxe)

including... Yoo Jungmok (above), VOK, Cocosori, EXID, J_ust, Jung Dongha & Oh Jun Sung, Crayon Pop

RELAX

(Not available in A350)

including... Michelle Qureshi, Fiona Joy, Sherry Finzer, Yanni, Yiruma, Jennifer Defrayne, Sleep Music, Music To Relax To, Classical Chill, Music To Sleep By

ROCK

CLUB

(Not available in A350)

including... Confidence Man (above), What So Not, CLMD, Kygo, Maya Jane Coles, Makoto, Bonobo, DJ Shadow, RAC, Nu:Logic, Cosmic Gate, Lisa Stansfield, Fred V & Grafix, Mirami, Faithless, Hardwell

TALK RADIO

(Only available in A350)

including... Bocey, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Joan Rivers

PLAYLIST

(Only available in A350)

(Only available in A350)

including... Jack White, Manic Street Preachers, Eels, The Vaccines, Judas Priest, Albert Hammond Jr, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, The Shins, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Joe Satriani, Evanescence, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Scorpions, David Gilmour, Nothing But Thieves

including... 16 Selawat Sepanjang Zaman, Ultimate… Power Ballads, Ultimate… Disco, Ultimate… Party Anthems, Menjelang Syawal, Sesuci Lebaran ...Sentuhan Klasik, 30 Lagu Islami Terbaik, Ultra 2018, Shogun Audio Presents - The Classics 20042017, Sick Music 2018

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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HINDI RHYTHMS Including... T-SERIES MIXTAPE, Bollywood: The Holiday Album, Arijit Singh - Ultimate Love Songs, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (OMPS), CHEF, I Love You...Forever, Raja Abroadiya, Shah Rukh Khan - King of Bollywood, NOOR, #Music Ka Boss - Vishal & Shekhar, Jr.B - Best of Abhishek Bachchan, Sweetiee Weds Nri

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POP ASIA

GOLDEN ERA including... Natalie Imbruglia, Boston, Bay City Rollers, Labelle feat. Patti LaBelle, Des'ree, Cheryl Lynn, The Four Tops, Billy Ocean, Billy Paul, Bill Withers, The Three Degrees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Stone Roses, Harry Nilsson

ROCK ARENA including... Fleetwood Mac, Ben Miller Band, Okkervil River, Steve Vai, Jack White, Jack's Band, The Only Ones, Flagship, Kasabian, The Vaccines, David Bowie, Boy Azooga, Judas Priest, Ram Jam, Caroline Rose, Albert Hammond Jr

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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Economy Class A380

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14

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*For Economy Class passengers, access to in-flight entertainment and service functions is via the seatback touch screen monitor.

1

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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

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3

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4

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頻道 UP/DOWN

5

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チャンネルUP/DOWN

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Brightness UP/DOWN

明るさUP/DOWN

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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*

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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

音量 UP/DOWN 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

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Back Button To go to previous screen

14

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Screen ON/OFF Button To switch the Interactive screen ON/OFF

15

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Home Button Shortcut to go to Main Menu

16

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QWERTY Keyboard - B738/A333

17

Magnetic Card Reader

18

Cabin Crew Assistance

17

18

17

机舱服务员协助

18

フライトアテンダントアシスタンス

*Not on the Inseat System

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Happenings In Malaysia + Around The World

SEEN+HEARD

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Momentous Occasion

Stellar Showcase

In celebration of its 150th anniversary and to launch its limited-edition Jubilee collection, IWC Schaffhausen pulled out all the stops with a VIP cocktail party at Cargo 39 in Singapore. The 150 guests in attendance celebrated the occasion in the presence of guest-of-honour IWC Master Watchmaker Kurt Klaus (right).

Genting Studios recently premiered its new and original CG-animated production, dubbed Ocean Groove with Maestro. The five-minute story about life underwater will be staged at Sky Symphony, where 1,001 winch balls that synchronise and move to form different shapes complement four-storey-high LED screens playing colourful animations.

Festive Cheer

Wish Upon A Tree

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations were made merrier by Malaysia Airports with activities to spread festive joy for travellers to their international airports. Among them was KUEHKITA, a showcase of Malaysian cookies and snacks produced by local entrepreneurs, as well as cash back offers from BOOST, an e-wallet application, that allows for a seamless payment experience.

Making its home at the lobby of One World Hotel is a brand-new, 10-foot-tall Wishing Tree. Part of the hotel’s ‘Your One and Only’ campaign, staying guests can hang their wishes on the tree and a lucky guest will have a wish granted by the hotel.

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