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MY Guide to Hong Kong, the ever changing face of Seoul, and art jam sessions in KL

The Sala BaĂŻ school in Cambodia, candy from your childhood and Melinda Looi takes our quiz!

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NAVIGATOR

INSIDE

MALAYSIA AIRLINES

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NEWS

Updates and promotions

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GUIDE

Information on check-in and the dos and don’ts while flying

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WHERE WE FLY

Airline and oneworld network

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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GIZMOS & GADGETS Cool gadgets to have

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THREE TO WATCH Our movie recommendations to watch onboard this month

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THE CURE Lotions, potions, spas, and more

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES The globetrotter’s styling guide

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE Dining, events and hospitality news and options from around the globe

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ART & DESIGN Affordable art in Singapore, KL’s Gallery Weekend, Doug Aitken’s LA exhibition, and more

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GLOBAL CITIZEN Farish Aziz shares tips on Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Cappadocia, Turkey


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HOMEGROWN

Kam Raslan wonders if there really is a difference between East and West

Award-winning Malaysian writer Tash Aw discusses progress and development

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MY GUIDE Hong Kong

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TÊTE-À-TÊTE Boustead Hotels & Resorts’ Datuk Mokhtar Md Khir on the hospitality business

UNPLUGGED: TRAVEL Cosmopolitan Seoul stays true to tradition

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SPECIAL FEATURE Going Places’ Readers Choice Awards 2016

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CHEF’S CUT Isadora Chai: The Unconventional Chef

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TRENDSPOTTING Where to go for art jam sessions in KL

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GIVING BACK Sala Baï hotel and restaurant school for underprivileged Cambodian youths

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WARISAN Memelihara tradisi snek popular, gula-gula ting ting

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GP ENTERTAINMENT Your in-flight entertainment guide

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UP CLOSE Award-winning fashion designer Melinda Looi offers a glimpse of her personality


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GP On The Web

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From awesome drone photos from around the globe to luxurious hotels, our online exclusives this month offer a mix of cool and useful travel features. Our ever popular Explore section covers Canberra’s unique art scene, and for animal lovers, we’ve featured the best animal sanctuaries to visit this side of the equator. Check out these exclusive stories and upto-date travel features and event listings at goingplacesmagazine.com

Above The World Drone specialist DJI has kicked off its tenth anniversary in grand fashion with the release of a new coffee table book, which features breathtaking photos shot by renowned aerial photographers from around the world. Above The World is filled with glossy, high-resolution photos of stunning images captured by drones, and charts how aerial photography has changed over the years with the advancement of drones and aerial cameras.

Cultural Canberra

Sumptuous Sleeps

Raising Awareness

The capital city of Australia is a boon for art lovers due to an array of galleries and cultural attractions. From impressive national art collections to intimate galleries where you can showcase your artistic skills and meet the makers as well, Canberra knows how to put on a show. Take a closer look at some of the most iconic museums and art galleries the next time you’re visiting the city.

A room with a view, designer toiletries, a rooftop pool and bar. These are just some of the features today’s discerning travellers expect from a luxury hotel, according to accommodation expert Hotel.com. The online booking site’s annual Loved by Guests Awards has revealed some of the best hotels as voted by guests this year, including Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, which won over guests with its famous Skybar on the 33rd floor.

The number of animal species currently on the endangered list is increasing, and there’s never been a more pressing time to help ensure the survival of these creatures. Fortunately, there are countries and establishments in Asia working toward rehabilitating some of these species. Ensuring their survivability and raising awareness aside, these animal sanctuaries and reserves have also become tourist hotspots in their own right.


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One of the things I love about my job is that I get to publish incredible stories of people or organisations that have been selfless in their devotion to help the less fortunate in our community. Perhaps it’s my way of atoning for the fact that I have not achieved that level of selflessness found in them. But I promise someday I will. goingplacesmagazine.com / 6 / November 2016

I’m referring to our Giving Back column, where each month we promote a worthy cause or share the story of a good Samaritan in the hope of inspiring others. Since February this year, we’ve told the story of a special lady who set up an organisation to support people with learning disabilities; the story of MYCAT, the coalition of conservation organisations working hard to save the Malayan tiger from extinction; the remarkable achievement of people with disabilities who proved they could experience scuba diving; the story of the individuals who are giving street and refugee children the opportunity to learn; and other inspiring stories. This month, we’re telling the story of Sala Baï, the hotel and restaurant school in Siem Reap set up by French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge to help change the lives of thousands of impoverished Cambodian youths. The school runs vocational courses in cooking, front office, restaurant services, housekeeping and beauty therapy – skills that can help them break the cycle of

poverty and avoid falling into the hands of human traffickers. Some 1,300 students have graduated from the school and found placements in hotels such as Sofitel, Amansara, Heritage Suites Hotel and others in Cambodia. More than 80 percent of Sala Baï’s budget comes from private donors, and the school is staffed entirely by Cambodians. Famous for its ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat, the Kingdom of Wonder is visited by millions of tourists every year. If you are on your way to Siem Reap, consider visiting the school’s training restaurant. It serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays. If you are making plans to visit the city, consider staying in one of their six contemporarily designed guestrooms. You will indirectly be helping to change their lives.

to canvasses and aprons. Some will even throw in coffee or tea as part of the social painting experience. In our Trendspotting column, writer Tan Lee Kuen lists four onestop centres to unleash your inner artist. If you’re a frequent flyer on Malaysia Airlines, you must be familiar with our illustrated covers by now. Did you manage to identify the city on this month’s cover by its symbol or its monument before you read the article? It wasn’t hard to create the map of Hong Kong, one of the world’s greatest cities. The island has so much to offer, there wasn’t enough space to include everything. But fear not. Local expert Kate Springer has some suggestions on what to do to make the most of your visit to Asia’s world city. Till next month … happy reading!

Have you always wondered if you could paint like van Gogh or Chagall? Kuala Lumpur has several art jamming centres where you can book a session to uncover your creativity. They provide you with everything from paint brushes

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Dear Editor, I got the chance to read Going Places during my flight to Tokyo last April. The food issue was brilliant and I have to give credit to all the photographers for the tempting photos of food. The article about a local barista hero making his way to the international stage stood out (“Brewing For Glory”). It was inspiring, Brewing for Glory especially for a coffee lover like me, to know that we have such talent in Malaysia. With coffee shops, cafés and hipster diners mushrooming all over the country serving a variety of coffee, you’ve got to be special to be noticed. I admire what he says, Hot & Tangy “A little bit of luck and a lot of hard work”. It proves that all successful people have worked really, really hard to get to where they are. Keith Koay /

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SITTING ACROSS THE TABLE from 24-year-old Keith Koay, you might not guess that he’s head barista at VCR, one of the highest-rated third wave coffee joints in Kuala Lumpur, and winner of the 2016 Malaysia Barista Championship held in January.

At the championship, which was held at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Koay impressed onlookers and a panel of four judges with his poise and confidence during a 15-minute presentation. Using Panama Centro De Especialidades coffee grounds, he served three types of espresso-based drinks: a plain espresso, a milk-based coffee, and a signature mocktail that took Koay and his team three months to develop.

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Hearing his name announced as the championship winner was “surreal”, says the easy-going young barista. Since they could not taste the coffee brewed by other competitors, it was difficult to gauge where they stood in the championship. They kept expectations low even though everyone in the team felt very upbeat about his performance. Personally, Koay was happy for the opportunity to share his vision with the judges – a coffee roaster, a café owner, a barista and a training expert hailing from Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. “A little bit of luck and a lot of hard work,” says Koay, was their formula for winning. Given his achievements so far, it should be noted that Koay has been honing his craft as a barista for just about two years. “I wanted to push myself a little bit further,” says Koay of the 2015 Malaysia championship, which was his first year competing. He had been working at VCR for one-and-a-half years by then, but worked up the courage to inform his boss of his plans. “He (Koay’s boss) was quite surprised at why I wanted to join the competition, as there were a lot more experienced baristas in the

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Malaysia's rendang curry to be among global trending flavours in 2016.

1. McCormick identifies tropical Asian flavours and untapped pulse proteins as among the six trends that will influence menus this year 2. Rendang curry is a rich, fragrant and mildly spicy blend of aromatic ingredients

NURHIDAYAH BAHARUDDIN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am amazed with the progress of Going Places. When flying with Malaysia Airlines, I have always spent my time reading the magazine to keep updated with the latest travel destination. During my last journey from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, I was inspired to learn more about Sabah and its culture after reading the article “Celebrating The Harvest” in your May 2016 issue. The article is insightful and underscores the importance of preserving our heritage for the next generation. Thank you for sharing what I consider to be an experience on a “road less taken”.

IT’S EASY TO OVERLOOK what’s in front of us every day. The humble rendang curry, which we Malaysians completely take for granted, is among some of the flavours that will lead global food trends this year, according to spice company McCormick’s latest Flavor Forecast report.

Compiled by a global team including chefs, culinary professionals, trend trackers and food technologists, the report points to the growing popularity of what it calls the "tropical Asian" flavour, which is distinctively and simultaneously sweet and spicy. Case in point: rendang is traditionally made with meat – usually beef, but also often with lamb or mutton – stewed in coconut milk with a grounded paste of chillies, lemongrass, garlic, ginger,

tamarind, turmeric and coriander. It is left to boil slowly for hours so the milk can evaporate, leaving a concentrated gravy covering the meat. The report highlights Malaysian rendang, but in fact, rendang is believed to originate from West Sumatra, among the matrilineal Minangkabau people. However, it has since spread widely to the rest of Indonesia, as well as Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, resulting in slightly different versions of rendang depending on local tastes, traditions and resources. Even within different states in Malaysia, there are variations. In Pahang, for example, rendang is sometimes cooked with buffalo meat; and in Kelantan, toasted coconut and palm sugar is sometimes added during the latter part of the cooking process.

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Dressed in minimalist colours – black, thin-framed glasses, long-sleeved, buttoned-up white shirt, dark pants and tan sneakers meant for all-day wear – Koay looks like he could be a diligent student of a more typical industry, like accounting, for example. “I actually did major in accounting and finance, but I decided I didn’t want to work in that business,” Koay explains.

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I was very captivated by your July 2016 article on the efforts by MYCAT to save the Malayan tiger from extinction. The information provided in your magazine inspired me to appreciate nature more and it also gave me information about joining the programme. Through your article, I learnt too that the programme does not just benefit the tiger but other wild animals too, like the Tapir. I hope Going Places will continue to share these stories with the public. V.G. NAYANAR, Kerala, India

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I first set foot on a Malaysia Airlines plane in 2007. Back then, there was no in-flight entertainment for individual passengers but there was Going Places and it has kept me entertained with its stories. I love the section, Inside Malaysia Airlines, the best as it gives me insights into what’s happening in the airline. I also love your July 2016 feature story on MYCAT as I am part of it. Good job, and keep up the good work! SITI HAJAR BINTI FAUDZI, Selangor, Malaysia

MUHAMMAD TAHERI BIN ABDUL RASHID, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Each month, Going Places will select a letter of the month and the lucky writer will receive a free gift. For November, the winning letter will receive a 17-piece Noritake Tea Set worth over USD500 (RM2,000). Going Places welcomes your comment and queries. Letters may be edited for clarity and brevity and are published in the language in which they are written. Please include your full name, contact number and location.

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Dylan lives in his adopted home of South Korea with his wife, Jeehe. A Korean, Japanese, and linguistics major, he teaches photography and has contributed regularly to publications such as Groove Magazine.

Since graduating from The One Academy in Malaysia, graphic designer and illustrator Su Hwa has been on a mission to put a smile on the faces of anyone who sees her drawings. She hopes her creations will brighten up their day.

Originally from the US, Kate is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Her work has been published by CNN, BBC Travel, TIME, and more. When not running to catch a flight, you will most likely find her digging into dim sum or holed up at a whisky bar.

Matthew has spent the past 10 years in South Korea, scampering around the mountains and sampling the country’s cuisine. He has written for various in-flight magazines and newspapers, including the Independent.


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New from Nikon is the Coolpix W100, a waterproof compact with user-friendly features. Aside from an ergonomic build, the camera provides easy connectivity with its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 LE SnapBridge system. Other features include the ability to add cartoon effects and stamps to images, as well as an “add light trails” mode that uses multiple exposures to capture light trails. nikon.com

The P7 is Bowers & Wilkins’ first wireless premium-build headphones. Built off the back of the original wired model, it however has more advanced drivers for a claimed tighter bass and more defined mid-to-high-end vocals. The brand also says the battery will be good for up to 17 hours of playback after every charge. bowers-wilkins.com

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The Lenovo Yoga Book is a 10.1-inchsized tablet sporting a touch surface that works both as a keyboard and drawing pad. Accompanying it is a stylus capable of being fitted with regular ink tips. This allows the innovative accessory to function like a normal pen, yet it is still able to digitise anything written on a piece of paper covering the “keyboard”. lenovo.com

Dell’s well-loved XPS 13 notebooks now come with Intel’s new seventhgeneration processors. They can be equipped with three different Kaby Lake processors – Core i3, i5, or the highest-end i7, all of which offer better battery life. The exterior is also seeing some change, with the colour dubbed as “rose gold” (aka light metallic pink) being offered. dell.com

3. Fit For All Fitbit has added two new fitness trackers to its product line-up. The Charge 2 boasts the company’s PurePulse heart rate monitoring technology, along with automatic sports tracking and a digital display. The Flex 2 can be worn on silicone bands, shiny bangles or long pendant necklaces, and comes with a multi-light communication system to show alerts and notifications. fitbit.com

6. Versatile Design HP’s Elite Slice is more than your average compact desktop computer. Choose from different snap-on covers, which transform it into either a wireless charger for your phone or touch input device for conference calls. Add-on modules include an optical disk drive, as well as a 360-degree Bang & Olufsen speaker. hp.com

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1. The Legend of Tarzan Since leaving Africa, Tarzan has settled down in London with his wife Jane, and taken up his ancestral birth name and family residence. Eight years later, he is asked to return to his former home in Congo on the invitation of King Leopold of Belgium to report on the country’s mining activities. But unbeknownst to Tarzan, the king has other plans that involve delivering him into the hands of an old enemy. ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, RORY J. SAPER PG-13 / 110 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E, J, K, G, C+

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Hong Kong detective Bennie Chan has been tracking down crime lord Victor Wong for the past decade. When Bennie’s goddaughter Samantha gets into trouble with Victor’s crime syndicate, he must search for American conman and gambler Connor Watts, and work with him to save Samantha and bring Victor to justice. Bennie is forced to race against time to return with Connor to Hong Kong.

Growing up, Rebecca was never sure what was real and what was not when the lights were turned off. Now her brother Martin is experiencing the same unexplainable and terrifying events that once tested her sanity. A frightening entity with an attachment to their mother, Sophie, who suffers from mental illness and depression, has resurfaced. This time, the spirit is more vengeful than ever, threatening to harm the lives of those trying to help Sophie.

JACKIE CHAN, JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, BINGBING FAN PG-13 / 106 mins / Action, Comedy / E, K, F, I, E+

TERESA PALMER, GABRIEL BATEMAN, MARIA BELLO PG-13 / / 81 mins / Horror, Thriller / E, Es, J, I, E+

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

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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has opened the first Spa Studio at its Bangkok property, where one can indulge in facial and podiatrist offerings as well as waxing treatments and express massages. At the PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, guests can pamper themselves with the signature Bastien’s Duo, a synchronised four-handed treatment focusing on the feet, legs, hands and arms. The Spa Studio is also home to QMS Medicosmetics, its only location in Asia. Their unique collagenenhancing facial care routine features 70 percent natural soluble collagen to help give skin an age-defying glow. mandarinoriental.com/bangkok

3. Quick And Easy Shave precious minutes off your morning routine with a light and oil-free leave-in conditioner from Sachajuan. Simply spray it on washed and towel-dried hair for extra volume and super shine. Featuring Ocean Silk Technology, the conditioner makes styling easier, whilst keeping both hair and scalp healthy. kensapothecary.com.my

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Keep skin moisturised while battling the signs of ageing with Dr Sebagh’s Supreme Day Cream. A powerful blend of antioxidants helps to protect the skin from damage, whilst restoring its natural barrier to prevent loss of water from within. Ingredients such as safflower oil, sesame oil and rosa canina oil work with natural fruit complex for a smoothing, hydrating and lifting effect. drsebagh.com

Finally, a long-lasting lipstick that gives you plump and juicy-looking lips. Mary Kay’s Gel Semi Matte Lipstick utilises gel microsphere technology for a rich, ultrafine colour that stays on for hours. It glides smoothly when applied, thanks to a specially coated pigment surface, and contains active ingredients such as

sunflower oil and jojoba ester to help condition the lips. Choose from shades such as Poppy Pink, Bashful You and Crushed Berry for a personalised style. marykay.com

5. Vitamins For The Skin Get flawless, luminous complexion with Science On Skin’s latest offering, SOS Multivitamins+. Developed by dermatologists and specially formulated for Asian skin, it boasts a high concentration of active ingredients loaded with vitamins A, C and E to treat, rejuvenate and protect the skin from free radicals. A proprietary blend of stem cells, botanical extracts, collagen and potent peptides work not just for clean and clear skin, but a firm and glowing tone as well. sos-skin.com

6. Modern Yet Timeless Confidence. Attitude. Charisma. These are the traits Salvatore Ferragamo had in mind when it created Scent of Life for the modern man. Woody notes of black pepper, cardamom and bergamot are paired with orange blossom and ambrox – a perfect representation of the duality of the gentleman who is strong and confident, yet charming and sweet. parfums.ferragamo.com

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New from Ferragamo is an exclusive capsule collection of children’s footwear and accessories designed for girls and boys aged three to eight years old. It exudes the same romantic yet spirited charm as the adult’s, but with a reworked selection of iconic styles, such as the Varina ballet flats and Double Gancio moccasins. These standout pieces define the fashion house’s understated and modern aesthetic – offered in cute mini-me sizes. ferragamo.com

The latest Bell & Ross AeroGT draws inspiration from grand tourers. Offered in two variants – a chronograph and three-handed watch, it comes housed in a steel case that recalls the fuselage-style body of fast cars. Other features include a crown made using red aluminium, beautiful open-worked dial and black quilted leather strap reminiscent of luxury car interiors. The skeletonised mechanism affords the watch a lighter feel as well. bellross.com

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3. Peak Of Sophistication Montblanc’s 4810 jewellery pieces feature both straight and curved elements, a contrast that marks the sheer modernity of these designs. Sleek and elegant, the necklace, bracelet and earrings that make up the collection can be worn during the day to complement a business suit or accentuate an evening dress, as well as provide a feminine touch to casual weekend outfits. montblanc.com

4. Transition Of Cultures Onitsuka Tiger’s The Art Of Mixing campaign pays homage to the strong cultural bond between Japan and Brazil. With it, artists with ties to both countries reveal the richness of their soaring imaginations by reworking four well-loved, iconic sneakers: the California 78, Colorado Eighty-Five, Lawnship and Mexico Delegation. Atsuo Nakagawa, Felipe Suzuki, Hamilton Yokota and Luísa Matsushita each drew upon their own life stories for the designs, beautifully mashing together Japanese and Brazilian cultures. onitsukatiger.com


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5. Made To Treasure Previously only showing the C or H in block letters, the Carolina Herrera Editor Tote can now be personalised with the wearer’s very own initials. Names are also hand-painted in small cursive font on the upper left corner of the bag, making it truly unique. The calfskin leather design comes in a choice of ten colours, with all of them featuring the signature CH red interior. carolinaherrera.com

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6. Fashion Meets Education Sandal label Grey By Ortenhill has collaborated with celebrity children’s book author Rilla Melati to launch a limited-edition line of flats and wedges. Available in three colours each (blue, red and green), they capture the writer’s demure yet feisty passion in championing children’s education. A percentage from the sales will go into setting up a mini home library to encourage reading and literacy in Singapore. ortenhill.com

7. Put A Ring On It The Lucky Dior collection adds a new twist to the signet ring, a timeless piece of jewellery imbued with tradition and often passed down through generations. Available in seven combinations of shapes, stones and motifs – one for each day of the week – these contemporary rings are meant to be worn as lucky charms. Each of the different symbols reflects the house Dior: bee, lily-of-the-valley, clover, rose, star (pictured), oval and CD initial. dior.com

8. Reach For The Stars The Swarovski Autumn/ Winter 2016 collection has a definite ‘stellar’ influence. From constellations of stars and planets in orbit to the colours of the cosmic night, the brand has captured a kaleidoscope of space elements. These were translated into fashionable pieces of jewellery that provide classic timeless elegance as well as an edgier on-trend interpretation of beauty. Each piece features mineral accents and denotes Swarovski’s mastery of stone-on-stone crystal applications. swarovski.com

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

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES

WITNESS A RARE SPECTACLE at the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on 6 November as 400 classic pre-1905 automobiles take to the roads for a nearly 100-kilometre journey from Hyde Park in Central London to the seafront of Sussex in Brighton. Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, the event is the world’s longest running motoring event that showcases the pioneering spirit and engineering ability of the early motorist.

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Events + happenings

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1. Gruelling Challenge

2. A Toast To Shakespeare

3. Jewels And Haute Horlogerie

The world-renowned Ironman triathlon makes its way to the shores of Langkawi on 12 November, offering contestants scenic views of the northern Malaysian island as they push themselves to the limit in a challenging race course. The ocean swim kicks off from the white sands of Pantai Kok beach, while a two-loop bike course takes athletes through traditional villages, mangrove clusters and rainforest vistas. Finishing off the race is a new twolap run course with views of the Langkawi International Airport and Cenang Beach.

Standard Chartered’s Arts in the Park Mardi Gras is set to turn the streets of Hong Kong into a dazzling outdoor gallery of visual and sensory art on 12-13 November. This year’s event celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare with the theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Over 20 interactive art stalls and puppet theatres await, along with exotic performances by youth groups and professional artists. The highlight will be a colourful night parade, with illuminated giant puppets and costumes making their way from Causeway Bay to Victoria Park and back.

Events like A Journey Through Time are setting the bar for Malaysia as a go-to destination for luxury watch buyers in Asia. Organised since 2007, the annual event once again welcomes enthusiasts and collectors to Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur on 4-13 November. The premier event will showcase the best watch and jewellery brands as well as offer visitors the opportunity to meet the people behind the brands. Be entertained too by international performances at the nightly gala dinners.

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5. For Anime Fans

6. Music Fest

Considered one of ASEAN’s largest trade lifestyle and fashion shows, Malaysia Fashion Week returns for its third instalment with an exciting Spring/Summer 2017 line-up. Happening at the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 2-5 November, the event will feature over 300 fashion and lifestyle booths, fashion shows, award ceremonies and gala dinners.

Celebrate Japanese pop culture at one of the most anticipated J-culture events in Southeast Asia, the Anime Festival Asia. After a successful regional circuit in Thailand and Indonesia, the festival heads to Suntec Singapore on 25-27 November. Highlights include cosplay competitions, sale of manga and anime merchandise, J-Pop and J-Rock music performances, as well as features on the latest dramas, movies and trends.

Jam to experimental and collaborative music at Le Guess Who?, a four-day music festival held at the picturesque city of Utrecht in The Netherlands on 10-13 November. The festival will cover venues from churches to galleries, theatres and street pop-ups. The deftly curated line-up includes the likes of Brazilian samba queen Elza Soares, jazz vocalist Patty Waters and more. Running concurrently is the Mega Record and CD Fair, the world’s biggest record fair, where fans of vinyl and pop memorabilia will find an incredibly comprehensive collection.

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Restaurant openings, news + reviews

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1. Dark And Delicious

2. A Truffled Affair

3. Carnivorous Cravings

When night falls, the bright morning scent of freshly baked bread and brewed coffee from Huckleberry Food & Fare give way to zippy cocktails and hearty American comfort dishes of pizzas, tacos, and burgers served by Huckleberry After Dark. The restaurant prides itself on its generous servings and house-made dishes, including fish and beef tacos, the Beast Mode beef burger (triple-patty beef, barbacoa pulled beef, duck bacon and root beer BBQ sauce), and a variety of sourdough pizzas, including Another One Bites The Crust, a pizza topped with homemade tomato sauce, chicken sausages, mushrooms, mozzarella and an egg.

Celebrate the glories of white truffle in abundance at the Alba International White Truffle Fair. Held every year since 1999, the almost two-month-long festival that started in October is known as the mother of all truffle fairs, and includes an array of activities centred around Cortile della Maddalena. There, you’ll find a host of events such as truffle samplings, wine-tasting masterclasses and other demonstrations presented by Italy’s Michelinstarred chefs. The same area also hosts the Alba White Truffle World Market, the largest international exhibition of truffles coming from the Piedmontese hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Every day, thousands of batches of truffles, freshly picked, are displayed and sold by the truffle hunters themselves.

The latest addition to Singapore’s Boat Quay is Braci, a modern Italian restaurant and rooftop bar. The menu at Braci – which means “ember” in Italian – is inspired by charcoal cooking, a primitive method that is modernised through the use of a Josper oven and shichirin grill. What diners will get are Italian dishes that are classic, refined, and oozing with carnal appeal. Highlights include the 1kg-hunk of meat called the Piedmontese Beef Rib Steak; slow-cooked and smoked pork cheek; and the intensely flavoured dry-aged Duck Breast. Overwhelmed by choices? First-timers can opt for a fivecourse omakase menu that highlights the best dishes of the day.

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5. Eat Through Melbourne

6. Hillside Comforts

Casual wine bar Embla was crowned the Australian state of Victoria’s Best New Restaurant 2017 by The Age’s Good Food Guide – no small feat considering Melbourne’s highly competitive food scene. Located on Russell Street, the bar takes pride in pairing dishes with its wine selection. Standout dishes include the Stracciatella (an Italian egg-drop soup) and half-roast chicken. “The team’s always-amazing hospitality mixed with bistro food as imagined by executive chef Dave Verheul have created one of the most interesting and comfortable places to eat in the city. We can’t stop going back,” said The Age’s senior restaurant critic, Gemima Cody.

Taste Of Melbourne returns to celebrate the city’s diverse and inventive culinary landscape that has made it one of the world’s top destinations for food. Held at Albert Park’s Pelican Lawn on 10-13 November, the food festival brings together the city’s best restaurants and chefs, who have each developed their own showcase menus for the occasion. Taste Of Melbourne is spread out across six sessions, with each lasting between four and five hours to give foodies their chance to pick from over 50 restaurant dishes, shop at artisan stalls, and attend the many interactive programmes and masterclasses. Restaurants featured include Estelle Bistro, Mamasita, MoVida, and Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie.

The serene area of Taman Tunku in Kuala Lumpur provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxed lunch or dinner at Kenny Hills Bistro. Operated by the same people behind Kenny Hills Bakers, the bistro offers a mix of Malaysian and Western comfort fare made with organic ingredients, including Hainanese chicken rice, nasi lemak with chicken rendang, and roasted chicken rice. The founders’ bakery experience is not neglected, with sourdough pizzas like the Three Cheese (gruyere, blue cheese and mozzarella) and Al Funghi (portobello, button and oyster mushrooms with truffle oil) among the must-tries.

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Restaurant openings, news + reviews

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Curious gastronomes should mark down Le Binchotan on Singapore’s Amoy Street on their maps. Here, Chef Atsuhiko Hagiwara uses his understanding of French cooking techniques, Spanish inventiveness, and traditional Japanese cuisine to create French-Japanese tapas. The restaurant – named after bincho-tan (white charcoal), over which meat and seafood are grilled – serves up dishes that include foie gras shavings with odenstyle daikon; wagyu striploin infused with port wine and ume plum liqueur; Myoban uni (corn mousse topped with longspiked uni); and Iberico pork jowl. Leave room for dessert: the Smoked Chocolate is the talk of the town, thanks to the luxurious and dense chocolate brownie with a smoky aftertaste that lingers long after the last bite.

Gluten- and dairy-free are no longer code phrases for bland-tasting food, thanks to Open Door Policy’s new culinary direction. The Tiong Bahru-based bistro in Singapore is founded by Cynthia Chua, who worked with chef Ryan Clift to develop a menu that’s familiar, comforting, and healthy. “The new menu is based on a philosophy about treating our bodies with respect, about being ever mindful of our relationship with nature, but without ever sacrificing an ounce of taste,” said Chua. “Eating healthily doesn’t have to mean dull, flat flavours. We really wanted to show that flavours can be elevated, especially when they replace familiar gluten-rich ingredients such as pasta.” The restaurant also grows its own vegetables via an indoor vertical farming programme, ensuring that only fresh, organically grown produce is used in its cooking.

Shelley Yu’s, Kuala Lumpur’s latest restaurant in the Bangsar enclave, celebrates Peranakan cuisine in familiar yet surprising ways. On the menu are Nyonya favourites like rusuk masak kicap (slow-cooked beef in soy sauce and spices), ikan goreng cili (crispy fried fish topped with house-made sambal), pongteh chicken, sambal petai, and telur dadar cincaluk (omelette with fermented shrimp paste). At the bar, you’ll find inventive cocktails that have a Peranakan twist to them: The West Winds Broadside and Tonic, for instance, is a gin-based concoction that includes salted pineapple to create a savoury-sweet refreshment, while the West Winds Sabre Gimlet includes Asam Boi Lime Cordial to fashion an easy-going, sweet-sour drink that would ease anyone’s day.

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Hospitality news + reviews

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2. Tailored Stays

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Located on the scenic, unspoiled island of Medhufaru in the Maldives, the recently opened Soneva Jani resort features 24 water villas and one island villa with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa comes with its own private pool and stretch of lagoon. Swim with marine life such as turtles, rays and even dolphins. The calm and shallow lagoon is also excellent for kayaking, sailing and swimming. Come nightfall, gaze at the stars from the comfort of your master bedroom with a retractable roof that slides back at the push of a button. The resort includes all of Soneva’s popular features such as a spa, a dive centre, organic gardens and global cuisine from five dining outlets.

Conrad Xiamen, a new luxury icon in Xiamen’s Siming Central Business District, is offering the signature Conrad 1/3/5 experience. It allows guests to customise details of their stay such as pre-selecting bath amenities and checking in via smartphone. With 241 guest rooms and suites, the hotel offers expansive views of Gulangyu Island as well as direct access to a shopping mall, cinema and the famous Shapowei dining district. Other facilities include a health club, indoor pool, and personalised spa treatments.

Housed in the historical Capitol building, the Patina Capitol Singapore boasts 134 rooms, 23 of them suites. Some even come with their own personal assistants and massage rooms. The design is colonial with intricate details and high ceilings, but guests can expect all the conveniences of modern living such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads. Weary travellers can soak their troubles away at the outdoor saltwater pool or utilise the fitness centre and spa.

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5. Historical Mansion

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Available until the end of this year, escape to Anantara Mai Khao Phuket for the Honeymoon Package featuring a threenight stay at the resort’s exclusive private Pool Villa, Lagoon Pool Villa or Sala Pool Villa. The package also includes Dining By Design, a unique experience where couples can collaborate with a personal chef to create a sumptuous menu of their own. Unwind into harmonious bliss at the Spa with a side-by-side couple’s spa treatment, and be chauffeured back to the airport in a Mercedes-Benz.

Relive the splendour of a bygone era at The Edison on Malaysia’s Penang island. Presiding over historical George Town, the hotel is housed in a 110-year old mansion, once home to a prominent Hokkien tycoon. The building is a classic example of colonial Straits Eclectic architecture, while its 35 rooms are replete with rich heritage features and periodic furniture. Unwind at the hotel’s pool, sip on cocktails under its shady cabanas, or head to the in-house library for a relaxing read after a day of exploring.

Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel has made its debut at the Chao Phraya riverside, offering guests an arresting view of the River of Kings. The hotel delivers contemporary style and modern hospitality through its 248 rooms. Neutral decor and natural materials are coupled with high-tech equipment, blackout curtains, a dedicated work station and free Wi-Fi in each room. Sitting atop the 26-storey building is a rooftop infinity pool, bar and restaurant, where one can enjoy sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners with uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

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8. Cityscape Views

9. Five-Star Facelift

Stylish rooms await guests at the newly launched Pepper Kings Square Hotel in Perth. Its contemporary design, which features striking carpets and strong visual impressions, was inspired by the rippling city reflections on the Swan River. Centrally located in the heart of the city, the hotel offers 119 rooms and a restaurant that serves delicious provincial cuisine of West Australia.

Jakarta has welcomed its first Westin hotel with the opening of The Westin Jakarta, a modern and luxurious retreat in the heart of Indonesia’s capital. Occupying floors 50 to 69 in the mixed-use Gama Tower, it boasts 272 guestrooms and suites. Perched on the top level is the banquet area where diners can enjoy uninterrupted 360-degree views of the city’s skyline. Fitness enthusiasts can leave their workout gear at home as the hotel’s fitness studio provides New Balance shoes and clothing for use during their stay.

One of Australia’s most iconic beachside resorts, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, has undergone an extensive facelift and is now open with 294 reimagined guest rooms embodying coastal living and a relaxed paradise. Expect private balconies, exquisite views of the beach and direct access to the resort’s saltwater lagoon pools. The renovation also marks the debut of the SPG Keyless system, allowing Preferred Guest members to use their smartphones as the room key.

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Art+Design /

Exhibitions, news + reviews

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Berlin-based installation and mixed media artist Chiharu Shiota returns to the city for her first exhibition at home in eight years. Uncertain Journey, showing at the Blain|Southern, centres around a large-scale installation that fills the gallery’s central atrium and consists of several boats connected by a vast web of red yarn. The incredible spectacle is indicative of the human body’s complex artery and capillary system and the boat frames of carcasses. Altogether it raises questions about fate, belonging and our connection to other beings on Earth. Be sure to catch this incredible display on show until 12 November. blainsouthern.com

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2. Stars In Our Eyes Take a moment to gaze at the stars at the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, taking place at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich. This year there were 4,500 entries for the competition, which has been narrowed down by a panel of judges to 140 images and 31 prizewinners. The free exhibition is separated into several categories such as Our Moon, Stars and Nebulae and Galaxies, each offering visitors a new perspective of our incredible solar system and outer space. rmg.co.uk

3. Colourful KL The last weekend of November marks the first Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur, which will take place at studios and exhibition spaces across the city on 25-27 November. The event is designed to give visitors an overview of the rich and diverse arts scene in Malaysia via a programme that includes heritage skills, contemporary works, historical displays and local talent. gw-kl.com

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The Affordable Art Fair sets up shop in Singapore on 18-20 November, presenting a plethora of contemporary art pieces priced between USD74 (RM300) and USD11,000 (RM45,500), with 75 percent of the show priced under USD5,500 (RM22,800). It’s a great place to kick-start your contemporary art collection, especially as experts will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to anyone seeking more information about the contemporary art scene. affordableartfair.com/singapore

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5. Silverscreen Innovations Over the last century, artists have manipulated moving images, projections and film to create cinematic artistic experiences that are far removed from the conventions of everyday cinema. Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, taking place this month at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, explores the works of several individuals who are pioneering in cinematic experimentation, such as Trisha Baga and Melik Ohanian. whitney.org

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The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles presents Doug Aitken’s Electric Earth – a comprehensive exhibition of Aitken’s oeuvre that spans his career. Over the years, Aitken’s work has taken many forms. Indeed, his installations involve several disciplines at once, resulting in a multi-sensory experience for the viewer. Electric Earth revolves around several of these multi-sensory large-scale works, including his 1997 Diamond Sea video installation and 2015 live sound piece, Sonic Fountain II. On from now until 15 January 2017, Electric Earth is a must-see. moca.org

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Global Citizen

Photography One Big Project

Farish Aziz Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Cappadocia, Turkey

What do you love most about this city? The people, the food and the scenery. You’ll get mountain, land and sea in one place. It’s such a laid-back city where the phrase "Relax bah" really means something.

One thing about the locals. Warm, friendly and classically Turkish in terms of their living, dressing and lifestyle.

Where would you take a first-timer to in this city? Makan! Sabah is famous for its seafood. I would bring the first-timer to try the fish noodle soup. Breakfast is the best time to try this. Places such as Kedai Kopi Wan Wan, Fatt Kee Seafood Restaurant and Restoran How Kee are the best spots. What is the one thing that the first-timer must do in this city? Take a 15-minute boat ride to the islands as well as drive to Kundasang (about 1.5 to 2 hours away) to see the majestic Mount Kinabalu. There are lots of activities in Kundasang as well. The best place to have dinner with: a. family - Haus Café or Kampung Air Seafood b. friends - Street food at Pasar Filipina, Nook Café or Restoran Makanan Sedap The best thing about the locals. Ask them anything. Even if they don’t know the answer, they’ll still try their best to help you. And everyone is “boss” in Kota Kinabalu. They call each other “boss” as in “Selamat pagi, boss” or “Boleh bah bossku”. Expect these in your daily conversations. Name one souvenir to bring home. The Sompoton. It’s a musical instrument made from bamboo. Or Wakid, a backpack made of tree bark. Five words that sum up this city. One Malaysia at its best. Where might we find you at 1 am in this city? At the Waterfront. Listening to live music while chilling by the seaside.

What do you find most refreshing about this city? Everything from the landscape, food, people, and the Caves Suites!! The one experience that everyone must try. Do stay at any of their cave hotels and take the underground tour, as well as the hot air balloon experience. Oh, and try the quad bike too! The one local dish everyone must try. Pottery Kebab in Goreme, a small town in Cappadocia. It’s not your typical kebab, and I had it during winter. It gave that extra flavour, somehow. The best thing you can do here for free.  Walk and talk to the locals at small towns such as Urgup or Goreme. They are very friendly people. In one antique shop in Urgup, the owner Hussain offered me Turkish tea (another must-try along with Turkish coffee!) after about two minutes and we ended up chatting for two hours outside his shop! A lesson learnt from this city: You don’t need modern and sophisticated buildings or equipment. Cappadocia is the best example of how to preserve and maintain a city that is hundreds of years old. It’s a very humble city with lots to offer. What was the best piece of souvenir you took home from here? A Kilim rug made in Urgup. And of course, the photos taken here are out of this world. Name something they have here that you wished you had at home: A Turkish bath! Yes, we have it in Malaysia but it’s nothing compared to having one at its origin.

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The radio host, emcee and entrepreneur tells us what he loves about his hometown of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and Cappadocia, Turkey’s land of fairy chimneys.


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East is East WHAT MAKES THE EAST DIFFERENT FROM THE WEST? Are there any differences? I was

born in Malaysia and grew up in Britain before returning to Malaysia and I’ve spent years trying to work out in what ways Asians are different from Europeans and even if there are any differences at all. After watching many movies I’ve only been able to discover a few key differences. goingplacesmagazine.com / 30 / November 2016

Firstly, Indian movies are very, very long. Even on a 12-hour flight and if I don’t take any breaks to eat, sleep or go to the toilet I will only be able to watch half a Bollywood movie before it’s time to get off the plane. Watching Bollywood movies takes a lot of stamina but the reward is romance, action, high drama with evil defeated and bigproduction song-and-dance numbers along the way. In Hollywood, these genres would have to be split into many different movies but in Bollywood, they all come for the price of one. But for Western audiences, the greatest difficulty when watching Bollywood movies is the requirement for an extreme suspension of disbelief. I mean, how come the star-crossed lovers were just attending a wedding in Mumbai but now they’re dancing in Switzerland? And now they’re back in Mumbai again acting like nothing incredibly weird just happened. Don’t you two remember that time you were dancing in the Swiss Alps? I mean, there were hundreds of witnesses and they were all dancing behind you in formation. You don’t just forget a thing like that. What’s going on? Did something just happen to the timespace continuum? It’s not real. But once upon a time Western audiences used to love Hollywood musicals when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers would suddenly start singing and dancing and hundreds of dancers might join in. It was all glamourous and romantic but at some point in the 1960s, Western audiences lost the ability to suspend their disbelief. Hollywood musicals like Hello, Dolly! failed at the box office because younger audiences found

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it all old-fashioned and not grounded in realism. Why are they suddenly singing and dancing? It makes no sense. Musicals still exist but they’ve retreated to the theatre where the rules of nature are different. Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan and director John Woo have spoken about their love for the old Hollywood musicals. They found inspiration in the sweeping choreography and Jackie Chan, in particular, loves the dancing of Fred Astaire: “When [Astaire is] dancing, it’s not only dancing. He can move the light post and slide to the piano and dance with a chair. I try to

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use everything around me.” The realism of Jackie Chan’s amazing stunt work has found audiences around the world but there is an aspect of Hong Kong/Chinese movies that Western audiences just don’t get. In sword fight dramas set in ancient times, the characters are suddenly able to fly through the air. What’s going on there? The makers of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon knew their Western audience wouldn’t get the flying through the air thing so they decided to make it poetic, beautiful and, well, part of that whole mystical Orient thing instead. For Westerners, it makes no sense for people to suddenly start being able to fly

through the air. Unless of course they’ve been bitten by a radioactive spider and then a man can conceivably start shooting out spiderwebs and swinging from building to building. You know, like spiders do. Indian and Chinese movies are as different from each other as they are from Hollywood, but all these movies are continuations of old myths and storytelling. Characters did extraordinary things in the Bhagavad Gita or the Legend of the White Snake but there is a realism because their abilities are always bounded by internal rules. Now, in a Tamil movie, it might be possible for a man to make a car fly into the air, flip 15 times and crash onto all the baddies just by kicking it but it would make no sense at all if he started shooting out spiderwebs. The realism of Hollywood movies is bound by the rules of a continuing story of progress, industry and science. Iron Man can only fly around because he’s an industrialist in a machine and something scientific had to happen to Peter Parker to explain how he became Spider-Man, and the curse of each new version of SpiderMan is that the producers feel compelled to go back to the original story and tell it all over again. We get it. He gets bitten by a radioactive spider and I swear if I see Uncle Ben die one more time … Let’s just jump to the bit in the story where he meets Mary Jane Watson, and suddenly they’re in Switzerland and they’re dancing, and now they’re back in Mumbai? How did that happen? And can you please hurry up, my plane is going to land in 12 hours.

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. Kam's column is written exclusively for Malaysia Airlines.

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MY Guide /

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City Of Surprises From tiny teahouses to towering skyscrapers, Hong Kong’s magic lies in its old-world charm and mind-bending modernity.

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WATER WORKS Hong Kong often feels overwhelming at first but the city centre is actually quite compact. To navigate like a pro, identify a few key landmarks starting with iconic Victoria Harbour. Flanked by skyscrapers like the International Finance Centre (IFC) and the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the harbour runs between Hong Kong Island and mainland Kowloon. KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURHOODS Central is a business hub by day and epicentre of entertainment by night. This is where you’ll find the city’s hottest restaurants, nightclubs, cocktail bars and even the world’s longest outdoor escalator, running up through SoHo. If it’s shopping you’re after, head to Tsim Sha Tsui or Causeway Bay, both home to never-ending labyrinths of mega malls and designer shops. PEAK CONDITION It’s not a trip to Hong Kong without a visit to The Peak, which offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view across the Hong Kong island. Start with a morning ride aboard the historic Peak Tram. For the best views, visit the free viewing platform atop Peak Galleria Mall or take the Circle Walk around the mountain.

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HISTORY HOUNDS Spend an afternoon exploring the city’s gorgeous historic buildings, such as the Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan or the Blue House in Wan Chai. And don’t miss the Star Ferry, which has been cruising the harbour for over a century. GO EXPLORING A venture to artsy districts like Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Yau Ma Tei and Wong Chuk Hang will reward travellers with intimate coffee houses, boutique shops, saucy speakeasies, and private kitchens – plus a peek at everyday life in Hong Kong.

SET YOUR SIGHTS HIGH Like... 118 stories high. The world’s highest bar, Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong offers excellent views, but it’s not the only player in town. A few winning alternatives include Sugar at East hotel, Ce La Vi in Lan Kwai Fong and Maison Eight in Tsim Sha Tsui – each features a unique angle of the city. Or simply BYOB and head to the public area on the IFC rooftop to soak up the harbour views.

OLD SCHOOL EATS Step into Mido Cafe in Yau Ma Tei for an authentic cha chaan teng café experience, complete with Hong Kong-style French toast, iced lemon tea, and traditional interiors from the 1960s.

EAT YOUR ART OUT Ever since Art Basel debuted in 2012, the city has seen a growing local contemporary art movement. When it comes to indie efforts, don’t miss galleries like Above Second and Para Site. For great gifts, head to the Cat Street Market (Upper Lascar Row) to snap up quirky Mao memorabilia, vintage-style photographs, ornate jewellery boxes, oldschool knives, hand-painted Mahjong tiles and jade jewellery.

JOIN THE FESTIVITIES Hong Kong comes alive during its annual festivals. In January and February, Lunar New Year sees dragon dances and fireworks. During Art Month in March, Art Basel Hong Kong touches down, alongside several other festivals. And every June, the entire territory takes part in the International Dragon Boat Festival.

DIM SUM MORE Down for dim sum? Tim Ho Wan made its name as the world’s cheapest Michelinstarred restaurant and lives up to the reputation – you can try half the menu for about HKD50 a person. Don’t leave without tasting the signature char siu bao (BBQ pork buns).

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INDIE RAGS Explore the charming Tai Ping Shan neighbourhood if you’re after indie boutiques – look for Scandinavian-inspired Squarestreet, French wine-bar-slash-shop Chateau Zoobeetle and InBetween vintage shop. Nearby at PMQ, a heritage revitalisation project which is now a creative hub of design studios, shops and offices for local design talents, have a slew of local jewellery and accessories brands like Kapok. CRAFTY CHARACTERS Hong Kong has quickly become a haven for craft beer enthusiasts – connoisseurs will want to visit pocket-sized TAP – The Ale Project to try new flavours from Young Master Ales. The pioneering local brewery also just opened Second Draft bar in Tai Hang, offering a bit more elbowroom. SLEEK SLEEPS Check into one of the city’s new design-driven boutique hotels for a personality-packed experience at a modest price. A few fresh faces include Tuve in Causeway Bay, Tribute in Yau Ma Tei, or Hotel Stage in Jordan.

WALK THE TALK Led by journalists and chefs, Little Adventures’ in-depth walking tours showcase Hong Kong’s most authentic food experiences. The passionate guides cover everything from cultural faux pas to hidden gems, food history, and even Hong Kong politics. MEET THE MASTER Or at least, learn about his life at the ongoing Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art, Life exhibition, running through July 20, 2018. The comprehensive collection of memorabilia at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum offers a walk through the martial arts master’s life and passions. TAILORED EXPERIENCE Need a suit in less than 48 hours? Ask, and it shall be done. Hong Kong tailors have long been praised for crafting expertly made clothes in a hustle. Though a bit pricey, travellers can expect quick turnarounds from respected names like Ascott Chang, Raja Fashion or Sam’s Tailor. TEA’S COMPANY Right next door to the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware, Lock Cha Tea House is a popular spot for vegetarian dim sum. The restaurant has a shop inside so you can take home Chinese Tea leaves and handcrafted ceramics to match.

Travel Tips

TAXI

MONEY MATTERS Cash is accepted everywhere but it’s worth picking up an Octopus card at an MTR station if you plan to use public transportation. You’ll get the HKD50 (USD6.45/ RM26) deposit back upon returning your card at the airport.

TRANSPORT 101 It’s easy to get around – the MTR (Hong Kong’s metro) zooms around the city, taxis and minibuses are plentiful. Just avoid trying to catch a cab at 4 pm when drivers change shifts. To hail a ride between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, make a “wave” symbol with your hand to signal a cross-harbour trip.

APP HAPPY Hailed a cabbie who only speaks Cantonese? Not to worry, there’s an app for that. Easy to use and reliable, the Hong Kong Taxi Translator app can get you to where you’re going.

JAZZ IT UP After a hectic day, a laid-back jazz bar will soothe the soul. Find your way into Foxglove, a speakeasy serving up classy cocktails or snag a stool at the historic Fringe Club. For something a little edgier, try Visage One – a barber shop by day and jazz bar by night. IMPRESSIVE POURS Looking for a sundowner to remember? Award-winning Quinary serves up creative tipples, like the picture-perfect Earl Grey Caviar Martini. Newcomer VEA is also worth a try. Order the Cleopatra Formosa – served in an inverted golden pineapple goblet – for a touch of drama. LIP SERVICE While English is widely spoken, if you can’t speak Cantonese, it may be difficult to communicate at wet markets, local restaurants, in small villages or with some taxi drivers.

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HIGH TEA A blast from the past, The Peninsula Hong Kong does an elaborate high tea, featuring three tiers of petite sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and flaky scones. Get there early as there’s always a line.

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TAKE A HIKE Believe it or not, public parks make up 40 percent of the territory – and a panoramic hike is never far away. For an easy outing, take Dragon’s Back trek down to Shek O beach. If time is of no concern, make your way to Sai Kung and hike along Tai Long Wan’s pristine coastline. DAY TRIPPER Craving some fresh air? Make the most of it with a day trip to Lamma Island where the Family Walk and Power Station Beach makes for a low-key adventure. Farther afield, Lantau Island is home to several worthy outings, including the towering Tian Tan Buddha, Tai O fishing village, and Pui O Beach. WEATHER OR NOT Hong Kong has four distinct seasons but don’t expect any fall foliage. From September to November, autumn means soft sunshine and clear blue skies. Winter cools down to around 15-degrees Celsius, while spring sees frequent rain. Skip the summer unless you love to sweat – temperatures soar from June to September.

Malaysia Airlines operates three times daily flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Hong Kong (HKG)

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Tête-à-Tête / Datuk Mokhtar Md Khir

Tell us more about yourself and what you do. I have been in this position since 2003. I joined when the Boustead group took over Novotel Century Kuala Lumpur and rebranded it to The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur. In total, I’ve been in the hotel industry for well over 40 years. The peak of my career was when I was appointed as General Manager of The Merlin in Cameron Highlands. I was also posted to The Merlin in Perth, Australia as General Manager and was honoured to be the first Malaysian appointed to the post.

You’ve been in the hospitality industry for many years. What keeps you going?

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I’ve always enjoyed meeting people. I suppose I enjoy working in this line, especially when it comes to setting up new hotels. It’s very challenging as we try to come up with something new every year. I’m fortunate that my boss (Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, Boustead’s Group Managing Director) is very supportive and shares my passion about the hospitality industry. It makes me happy when we receive compliments from guests, so that’s what keeps me going all the time.

How has the industry evolved from when you first started? When I first started training in 1967 at The Merlin Hotel KL, there were only two 5-star hotels – The Federal and The Merlin. I learnt so much about the industry at that time as everything was done manually. Now everything has been modernised and computerised, from accounts to room service systems and kitchen, but the essence of the hospitality industry is still the same.

The Royale Chulan and Bintang Hotels and Resorts tagline is ‘Royale Service Refined’. How do you define top-notch service? For the last 13 years, we’ve always placed an emphasis on the needs of our customers. We inculcate the importance of this to our employees. Every customer who checks in will be personally attended to by our duty manager to see that everything is met according to their reservation, and we are constantly improving our services to provide a more personalised experience – that is top-notch service for us.

Keeping It Malaysian Datuk Mokhtar Md Khir, Group Director of Operations at Boustead Hotels & Resorts, believes in keeping culture, purpose and values at the heart of its operations.

There are currently eight Royale Hotels. What do they share in common and what makes them different from one another? Operations-wise, they are the same. Like all good hotels, we have facilities such as food and beverage outlets and carpark amenities. However, all hotels under the Royale Chulan and Royale Bintang banners carry their own unique features. For example, the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur building has an attractive traditional Malay façade, while the Royale Bintang Penang, though small, has beautiful furnishings with an elevated swimming pool. Then, there is the Royale Chulan Damansara, which has modern interiors with an ice-skating rink. The rink is very popular and we intend to extend the present size in 2017.


Interview Eris Choo Photography courtesy of Boustead Hotels & Resorts

As a homegrown brand, how do you showcase Malaysian heritage and hospitality? We strive to introduce the Malaysian culture of hospitality in everything we do – from the way our staff greets guests to how food is presented in our restaurants. We also try to highlight our local cuisine as much as possible. There’s nothing better than welcoming guests the Malaysian way, and this is what Boustead Hotels & Resorts aims to do through the ‘Royale Service Refined’ tagline.

With so many branded hotels in the market, how do you differentiate yourself from the rest? We are making efforts to ensure our guests are treated with our own brand of Royale Hospitality by offering Malaysian hospitality at international standards. This will be adopted by our soon-to-be-opened The Royale Cherating Villas in Pahang as well. We will continue being unique with our Malaysian way of service.

What is the key to running a successful hotel business? Employee discipline, and a focus on the business. I don’t want to have to track the working hours of our managers or senior

managers. They should know how much they have to clock in. Employees are allowed some freedom as long as they know what to do and they can bring in business for the hotel. At the end of the year, we do a performance review, and if there is a budget for it, we will reward them accordingly.

What can we look forward to from the company in the near future? We’re currently completing the building of Royale Chulan Cherating, which should open soon. That makes eight hotels in total, including one in London. Moving forward, I’m eyeing opening hotels in Langkawi, Sabah and Sarawak as well as in Singapore.

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Tash Aw /

Words David Hutt

Homegrown

Modern Writing AS A CHILD, the prospect of becoming a novelist seemed as distant “as being an astronaut”, says Tash Aw. But the 45-year-old is today one of Malaysia’s most respected writers. He has won some of the world’s most prestigious literary awards for his three novels and gained respect in international literary circles.

Sparing some time in between flights from New York, Paris and London to speak with Going Places, Aw says his revelatory moment came when he went to university in the United Kingdom and met fellow young adults who knew, from an early age, they were going to become writers. “It was just another profession to them,” he says. “That kind of career belonged to other kinds of people, with other kinds of backgrounds, not someone with an ordinary Kuala Lumpur upbringing like me.” His own journey to becoming an award-winning novelist happened by chance. As a child, he enjoyed the works of Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck, and was transfixed by Gustave Flaubert’s short story A Simple Heart, a moving depiction of the suffering of a young servant, the same kind of combination of realism and social commentary that now typifies Aw’s writing. While studying law at the University of Cambridge and later at the University of Warwick, he devoured any book he could lay his hands on. After graduation, he found a number of odd jobs in London before working as a lawyer, when he began drafting his own manuscript. That manuscript was for his 2005 debut, The Harmony Silk Factory, a complex and intriguing story of the anti-hero Johnny Lim, who fatally stabs an English mine owner in 1940s Malaya before joining Communist guerrillas and

fighting invading Japanese forces, only to sell out his comrades. “I finished my novel, sent it to an agent, who took it on, and sold it to pretty much the first publisher who read it,” Aw says. “It seemed quite easy, but even then I knew that I was very lucky – that I’d had a series of very fortunate breaks.” The Harmony Silk Factory was longlisted for numerous prizes, won a Whitbread Book Award, and has since been translated into at least 20 languages. What interests Aw is how people interact with rapidly changing societies and designations of success, concepts widely discussed in his modernising Malaysian homeland. “Having shiny new cities with skyscrapers and shopping malls doesn’t necessarily signify progress,” he says. “Having more material wealth is obviously just superficial.” What matters, he suggests, is how societies develop the “software of life”, how they develop art, music, literature, ideas of social equality and democracy. These themes were at the centre of his third novel, Five Star Billionaire, published in 2013. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction that year. It follows the lives of four Malaysians trying to make a life in China’s Shanghai, but each are in free-fall. Some claim to be of other nationalities, like Gary, a ‘Taiwanese’ pop star whose downfall ends with him singing in lonely shopping malls. Others mask painful backgrounds with the trappings of material success, the “good fake” designer bags of one character, the kind that one knows from the beginning will never bring genuine happiness.

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Tash Aw, one of Malaysia’s most respected novelists, discusses the fallacies of progress and development.


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Having more material ‘‘wealth is obviously just

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But commenting on the problems of modernity doesn’t mean Aw has sympathy for nostalgia. “There’s a tendency for people who live in a rapidly advancing world to yearn for a simpler existence of 30, 40, 50 years ago. That simplicity of life is often an illusion, anyway.” Aw's novels have won prestigious literary awards and gained respect in international circles

One might say Five Star Billionaire is a 21st-century take on Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, or, as a Guardian review noted, Anthony Trollope’s The Way We Live Now. It’s bitingly realistic and despairing but with a thick seam of satire. Its characters are not unlike those who appeared in the novels of the 20th century, gravitating to Western cities. Only now in the ‘Asian Century’, China’s metropolises offer the promise of success and wealth. Shanghai, in the novel, becomes as much a character as the protagonists, conspiring to crush hopes and reward superficial success. “It was really about how China has, for so many people in Asia, come to represent a place where anything is achievable in a material sense,” Aw says. “The transformations that China was experiencing at the time meant that it was possible for people to move there and reinvent themselves, in the same way as they could in New York a hundred years ago. But it was also a novel about the tension between surface wealth and profound longing; about the disconnect between the two.” Five Star Billionaire might have been set in Shanghai, and his second novel, Map of the Invisible World, in 1960s Indonesia, but Aw says that all are “very Malaysian novels”. He is a writer concerned about Malaysian issues, which “also happen to be universal,” he says, meaning issues of migration, ambition, hierarchy and class. Indeed, while his characters in Five Star Billionaire moved from Malaysia to China to grasp opportunity, Aw’s Malaysian parents moved back to their homeland when he was young, after he had been born in 1971 in Taipei to an electrical engineer father and a mother who worked as a quantity surveyor. In an interview years ago, he described himself as an “outsider” in Malaysia. Speaking with Going Places, he

redefines this as “an insider who has the point of view of the outsider”. He now spends half of the year in Malaysia, and the other half travelling or living in his east London home. “I straddle the line between the two,” he says. “The state of being an outsider isn’t to do with where you are geographically, it’s to do with your relation with the rest of society – with class, wealth, race, religion, gender, sexuality – and also the way you see the world.”


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Forever Young Though Seoul is constantly changing, it remains in tune with its past.

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The illuminated Dongdaemun or Great East Gate is stunning by night


Words Matthew C. Crawford Photography Dylan Goldby

The music speeds up, then grinds to a halt, and the shaman begins singing a long prayer, his voice wavering at the end of each line. When the instruments start up again,

he begins jumping and turning in circles, all the while clashing his knife and flagstaffs together. The ceremony is taking place in Guksadang, a hall on the lower slopes of Mount Inwang where shamanistic rituals are performed. I am bearing witness to a tradition that stretches back further than recorded history. And yet just by turning my head I can see the apartment complexes and office towers of Seoul. Beyond the hills and mountains, the metropolis and its satellite cities extend as far as the eye can see.

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DRUMS ARE POUNDING, CYMBALS ARE CRASHING , and a horn is keening inside the hall. Peering through the open door, I see a man in a satiny yellow robe with sleeve-like strips dangling almost to the floor. In his right hand, he is gripping the handle of a thick curved blade; in his left, he holds a set of coloured flags. One of them, I notice, is the South Korean flag – the Taegugki.


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Seoul is a remarkably fast-paced, high-tech city, but traditional pockets can be found in every neighbourhood. The old city wall that curves through the trees just beyond the shrine seems an apt symbol for this: On top of the rugged, weathered stones of various shapes and sizes that were fitted together hundreds of years ago is a new section of tidy rectangular blocks. The wall is made complete by the snug joining together of old and new.

Fast facts SEOUL INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SOUTH KOREA

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history goes back more than

2,000 years as it was founded in 18 BC

Seoul city's population is nearly

10 million of which about 337,200 are foreigners

Seoul is the

The Korean currency is called won, with the biggest banknote being

50,000 won

world's most wired city and ranked first in technology readiness

Inwang was the westernmost of four mountains that surrounded Seoul in olden times, and after walking downhill, the city centre is just one subway stop away. Standing on the corner of Jongno and Sejong avenues, my eyes are drawn to the lofty statue of the naval hero Yi Sunshin. Behind Yi, farther down the plaza, is a statue of the scholarly King Sejong on his throne. Beyond that is the gate of Gyeongbok Palace, the most-visited of Seoul’s five royal palaces, and farther still is the presidential Blue House, Mount Bugak, and the majestic peaks of Bukhansan National Park. Before starting on a walk across downtown, I make a side trip down bustling Jongno Avenue. This was the main street during the Joseon Dynasty and remains so today. But the alleys that run along the lanes of traffic have been transformed. Not long ago, these were full of gritty drinking dens, including one that served roasted sparrow and hot cups of jeongjong (the Korean version of Japan’s sake). The latest of these alleys to be redeveloped is an arcade named Soho, in the Replace complex. It is a testament to Seoul’s internationalisation over the past few years, with açaí bowls at Sambazon, handmade gelato at Ma Crème, and bubble tea at Chatime. Lunch hour has arrived, so I take the escalators up to the third floor of Replace for a kimchi and braised pork belly burrito at Power Plant, a dining complex with craft beers on tap.


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Well-fortified, I now head one block south of Jongno to 'Spring', a spiral shell sculpture by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg that stands 21 metres high. This marks the start of Cheonggye Stream, which was restored and reopened in 2005 after having been covered by a highway since 1968. This is by far the coolest strip of downtown, with shade from overhanging branches and breezes rippling off the water. I notice that along with the ducks and carp that have come to live here, several new cafés and restaurants have sprung up on the streets beside the stream. After passing under six bridges, I walk back up to street level in the Euljiro district, which has kept its character while the areas around it have changed. The district continues to host all sorts of small shops selling tools, hardware, electronics, and furnishings. I walk past ladders, LED lighting, and rubber bands that are thicker than linguine before reaching Dongdaemun, a shopping haven that attracts busloads of tourists. Much of the browsing is done in a set of towers that have been around for years and stay open until after midnight – Doota Mall, Migliore, Hello apM, and Good Morning City. But I see there’s a new kid on the block named Maxtyle, which opened in August of this year.

1. The view from Mount Inwang 2. The spiral shell sculpture 'Spring' is 21 metres high 3. Gyeongbok Palace, behind Gwanghwa Gate, is the most visited of Seoul's five royal palaces 4. The statue of naval hero Yi Sun-shin 5. Crossing the Cheonggye Stream in downtown Seoul

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7 8 A neighbourhood worth visiting Though only a single ridge of Mount Bugak separates the Seongbuk neighbourhood from the Seoul city centre, it feels like a different world altogether. Besides being the chosen location for dozens of ambassadors’ residences, the Seongbuk district is the site of the exclusive Gansong Gallery, the refined Korea Furniture Museum, and the moving Korean Stone Art Museum. Samcheonggak, an estate where high-ranking government officials mixed business with pleasure, now serves as a restaurant and teahouse with a priceless view, while a former Korean geisha house has been converted into the Buddhist temple Gilsangsa. Suyeonsanbang, a teahouse that was the home of a famous novelist, is one of several other sites worth visiting here.

Crossing the street, I step toward a sleek, curved structure covered with thousands of aluminum panels. The edifice is every bit as intriguing as the shamanistic shrine I visited earlier, but this modern temple is devoted to art, fashion, and design. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, or DDP as it’s called, was designed by Zaha Hadid and unveiled in 2014, taking the place of Dongdaemun Stadium. Foundation stones from earlier centuries were left intact and incorporated into the layout along with a section of the old fortress wall that had been buried for decades below the grass of the football field. Though I’ve now crossed the length of the city

6. Aerial view of the Dongdaemun shopping haven (the Dongdaemun Design Plaza is on the right) 7. A monk sounding the gong at the Gilsangsa Buddhist temple 8. Tea and a sweet snack at the charming Suyeonsanbang teahouse

as it stood during the Joseon Dynasty, from the west gate to the east gate, I need only return to the subway or hail a taxi to venture south of the river to the Gangnam District, known for K-pop attractions like the K-Star Road and luxury shopping areas like Apgujeong Rodeo Street. Perhaps I’ll go west to Digital Media City, where a colourful LED cityscape has risen, or visit the 555-metre-tall Lotte Tower, which now dominates the eastern skyline. Or to go higher still, I could head north to the quiet trails and timeless temples of Bukhansan National Park.

Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Seoul (ICN), South Korea


In June, we asked readers and followers of Going Places to vote for their favourites in a selection of travel and lifestyle categories to gauge their taste and preferences - and the response has been overwhelming. While we take stock of who's ahead and who's playing catch up, there is still time to vote for your favourites at goingplacesmagazine.com before voting ends on 31 December 2016. LIST OF CATEGORIES & THEIR NOMINEES BEST 5-STAR HOTEL

• Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur • Hilton Kuala Lumpur • Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur • Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur • Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences

BEST 4-STAR HOTEL

BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL

• Villa Samadhi by Samadhi, KL • Hotel Maison Boutique, KL • Seven Terraces, Penang • Macalister Mansion, Penang • WOLO Bukit Bintang Hotel, KL

BEST BEACH RESORT

• The Everly Putrajaya • The Federal Kuala Lumpur • Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre • The Wembley Penang • The Royale Bintang The Curve

• The Datai Langkawi • Four Seasons Resort Langkawi • The St. Regis Langkawi • Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu • Gaya Island Resort, Kota Kinabalu

BEST 3-STAR HOTEL

BEST SHOPPING MALL

• ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park • Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur • Cititel Express, Penang • Hotel Sentral KL • First World Hotel Genting

• Pavilion KL • 1 Utama Shopping Centre • Suria KLCC • Gurney Paragon • The Gardens Mall

BEST RESTAURANT

• Nobu • Troika Sky Dining • Bijan Bar & Restaurant • Mosaic at Mandarin Oriental • A Li Yaa

BEST SERVICED RESIDENCE

• Fraser Residence KL • Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon • PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites On The Park • E&O Residences KL • The Nomad Serviced Residences Bangsar

BEST SPA & WELLNESS CENTRE

• The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Ipoh • Hammam Spa Publika • The Spa at Mandarin Oriental • Spa Village at The Ritz Carlton • The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

BEST GOLF COURSE

• Templer Park Country Club • Saujana Golf & Country Club • TPC Kuala Lumpur (formerly known as KLGCC) • The Els Club Teluk Datai, Langkawi • Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Johor

BEST TRAVEL COMPANION & GADGET • Samsonite • Mendoza Travel Bags • GoPro HERO 4 • Apple iPad Air 2 • Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

BEST NIGHT SPOT

• Marini's on 57 • Elysium Bar + Terrace • PS150 Petaling Street • Mantra Rooftop Bar • Zouk Club

BEST TRAVEL AGENT

• Mayflower Holidays • Apple Vacations & Conventions • Reliance Travel Malaysia • Holiday Tours & Travel • Sedunia Travel

BEST THEME PARK • Sunway Lagoon

• Legoland Malaysia

• SANRIO Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town

• A'Famosa Water World

• Bukit Gambang Water Park


BEST BEACH RESORT NOMINEE

Lying in the shadow of Gunung Machinchang, the awardwinning retreat of The Datai Langkawi features a beautiful private bay with a white sandy beach and azure waters. The ultimate natural hideaway is a wealth of entrancing treasures waiting to be discovered.

RAINFOREST RETREAT

The Datai’s 122 accommodation choices blur the line between nature and man-made. Choose to stay at the Canopy Collection, made from black shale and timbre and elevated onto the canopy level, to enjoy eye-level bird watching and partial views of the Andaman Sea. Spread over 750 hectares, the Rainforest Collection features rustic villas, some with pools. Surrounded by jungle sights and sounds, it offers a truly ‘at one with nature’ experience. Butler-serviced villas with a private pool and sundeck are offered at the Beach Collection. Veiled in coastal vegetation and enveloped by tropical gardens, each villa affords complete privacy and direct access to the beach. Tuck into a scrumptious meal while taking in the enchanting scenery at The Datai’s many dining venues. Fans of authentic Malay and Indian dishes should head to The Gulai House, a rustic and airy restaurant designed in the style of a traditional Malay kampong house. Gourmet Thai cuisine can be found at The Pavilion, a stilted, treetop restaurant, while The Dining Room offers signature buffet breakfast and lunch by day and fine dining by night. Over at The Beach Club, a casual poolside dining venue, Mediterranean and international dishes are served, while the Lobby Lounge offers drinks and evenings are filled with live music, canapes, cocktails and cigars. One of the resort’s star attractions is Datai Bay, voted by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World. It’s all yours to enjoy, whether for lying in the sun or for taking long strolls, swimming, dining or partaking in watersports. Nature lovers will appreciate the complimentary morning and evening rainforest walks, guided by world-renowned naturalist Irshad Mobarak, or beach walks accompanied by Jonathan Chandrasakaran, the resort’s resident marine biologist. Complete the retreat by indulging in a highly personal spa experience at The Datai Spa, where one can unwind to traditional Malay Ramuan healing techniques using herbal remedies that help enhance beauty and promote health. The Datai Langkawi is also home to the award-winning 18hole championship golf course, The Els Club Teluk Datai. Designed by golf legend Ernie Els, the challenging course is flanked by flora and fauna and meandering streams. thedatai.com


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BEST 4-STAR HOTEL NOMINEE

WHERE BUSINESS MEETS LEISURE Strategically located in the heart of Putrajaya’s business, entertainment, dining and shopping district, The Everly Putrajaya is the perfect place for business, meetings, team-building and leisure. It has 380 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, executive and air crew lounges and a fully equipped commercial gym with group exercise classes. Dining meanwhile, is never far, with Fuze coffee house and Nuevo café lounge offering international and local delights – all in a relaxed and casual setting overlooking the park and lake. Built at the edge of a wetland, the hotel is a ‘one-stop shop’ for team-building programmes. From simple exercises that help develop team awareness to exhilarating challenges and interactive tasks, emphasis is always placed on both safety and fun. Group members will cultivate relationships and build self-confidence by solving mentally stimulating problems and challenging themselves. Programmes can be tailored according to needs. The Everly Putrajaya has a comprehensive range of products and services to help make events and meetings memorable. Staffed by an experienced and dedicated team, the hotel offers a flexible function

space with eight meeting rooms and a pillarless ballroom, capable of catering for up to 1,000 guests in a round-table setting and 1,800 guests in a theatre-style setting. It is the ideal venue for formal and informal banquets, meetings and conferences. For nature lovers, indulge in long walks or bicycle rides on pathways along the lake. Observe the myriad of birds, take in the sights of Malaysian flora and fauna, or enjoy the view of the famous Putra Mosque – all within the vicinity of the hotel. For some retail therapy, the Alamanda Shopping Centre, a two-storey shopping podium featuring fashion stores, restaurants, bowling alleys, a food court, cinema, karaoke lounges, branded shopping outlets and a supermarket, is just steps away. Other than by car, the hotel is accessible from KLIA via high-speed rail (KLIA Ekspres) directly to Putrajaya Sentral Station, from which the Nadi Putra Line (L11) public bus connects right to the hotel’s doorstep. Taxis are plentiful, too, at the train station or from the hotel lobby.

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BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL NOMINEE

ROOMS WITH ATTITUDE

Located just off Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is Hotel Maison Boutique, a four-storey destination offering a unique stay with themed rooms. Guests will find everything from music and movies to fairytale-inspired accommodation here. Spend a night at the hotel’s Superstar suites, which pay tribute to well-loved icons. The two exclusive Theme Rooms, the MJ Rooms, are inspired by the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Chill with the Fab Four aka The Beatles as they take guests on a journey down Abbey Road or rock to classic tunes by Elvis Presley. Each room will have hits sung by the artistes piped in from a conveniently placed iPod Shuffle. On the movie front, rest in the spacious Bond room with an electric fireplace that oozes debonair charm, or climb into the Love Bug bed on wheels in a cosy Volkswagen-shaped Herbie. Over at the Monroe suite, blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe’s sultry looks adorn the walls. Those who crave the royal treatment can opt for the Fairytale suite, which comes complete with a bathtub and an excuse to soak for hours. The Atlantis Room submerges guests in an undersea utopia of blue, while the Space Odyssey room guarantees peaceful sleep under a ceiling of starry galaxies. These themed accommodations make up the hotel’s 42 rooms, and come in categories of Superior, Theme, Premier, and Executive Suite. Basic amenities include a 32-inch LED Wall TV with satellite channels, room service, Wi-Fi, in-room safe, hairdryer, coffee and tea-making facilities and daily newspaper. Bistro 36, the hotel’s coffeehouse, serves local, Continental, and Western cuisine in a cosy setting. Other amenities include a business centre, a reading room and a gym. Hotel Maison Boutique is located in downtown Kuala Lumpur and is close to major shopping malls and entertainment outlets, and a monorail train station which can take guests to famous attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers and Little India in Brickfields, among others. hotelmaison.com.my

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BEST GOLF COURSE NOMINEE

TEE OFF IN PARADISE

Situated on the mystical island of Langkawi, the award-winning The Els Club Teluk Datai is renowned for its spectacular vistas of marbled mountain peaks, virgin rainforest and the emerald green Andaman Sea. Designed by golf legend Ernie Els, the 18-hole 6,750yard championship course is located within Teluk Datai (Datai Bay). Datai Bay beach was featured in National Geographic’s Top 10 Beaches In The World, and is widely acknowledged as one of the island’s most beautiful and unaltered beaches. THE COURSE AT A GLANCE:

• 18-hole, Par-72 resort course designed by 4-time Major Winner, Ernie Els.

• 6,760 yards from the championship tees and 5,369 yards from the forward tees.

• 5 holes beside the beautiful Andaman Sea. • No bunkers and incorporates the natural fauna of the rainforest at the core of its design.

• Latest model Club Car Precedent buggies equipped with state of the art Visage GPS units.

• Practice facilities include an extensive putting green, 6 target greens, and a 50m x 40m grassed tee.

• Managed by Troon Golf the world’s leading luxury brand golf management company.

THE CLUBHOUSE:

• The Hornbill Café seats up to 75 people and provides the

perfect place for guests to enjoy a casual dining experience while overlooking the golf course.

• A Golf Shop carrying the latest in international golf and leisure apparel.

• Fully serviced male and female locker facilities. ACCOLADES:

2016 • Best Overall Golf Experience by Malaysian Golf Awards

2015 • The World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest U.S. • Asia’s Best Golf Course by World Golf Awards • Malaysia’s Best Golf Course by World Golf Awards

2014 • World’s Best New Golf Course by World Golf Awards • Asia’s Best New Golf Course by World Golf Awards • Best Overall Golf Experience by Malaysian Golf Awards • Best New Golf Course by Malaysian Golf Awards • Best Golf Course Malaysia by Asia Pacific Property Awards • Best International Golf Course by Asia Pacific Property Awards


WORDS EDWARD SAMINATHAN, THE CLUBHOUSE

BEST GOLF COURSE NOMINEE

Crafted by acclaimed golf course architect Kentaro Sato with inputs from veteran Japanese professional and World Golf Hall of Famer Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki, Templer Park Country Club, has over the years enchanted locals and expatriates alike with its tranquil natural setting and championship golf layout. It’s easy to be mesmerised by the mighty Bukit Takun limestone hills that towers over most holes as they take on different moods depending on the weather. Early starters will be welcomed by hills shrouded by thin veils of mist while on a good clear day, especially towards sunset, the “living” monument takes on its own special glow.

STUNNING TEMPLER

Built on former mining wasteland, the course features a combination of flat and undulating terrain, measuring 6,725 yards from the blue markers with the ability to stretch to a stern 7,143 yards from the championship tees. The first 14 holes are situated to the left of the clubhouse, while the remaining four holes cut through a slightly elevated jungle area to the right. Narrow tree-lined fairways with strategically placed sand traps meander around distinctive giant lakes, demand accuracy from tee-to-green with a fair risk-return tradeoff. The lush fairways offer perfect lies, while the Satiri greens, with their subtle breaks, roll true with an average speed of 10.5 on the Stimpmeter. One of the Club’s best kept-secret is its Onsen facility located inside the men’s locker rooms. Utilising filtered natural water flowing from the limestone hills of the surrounding Templer Park Forest Reserve, the Onsen is a welcome respite after a demanding round of golf. The healing properties of the mineral substances in the water will help alleviate muscle pain and relieve fatigue. PICK OF THE BEST

3rd Par 4 400 yards

18th Par 4 395 yard

One of the club’s most scenic (yet testing) holes with a good view of Bukit Takun behind the green to the right. A wide fairway invites a big drive but its crucial to think ahead as your approach has to carry a large bunker that guards the small, undulating green.

The finishing hole encapsulates the spirit of the golf course. You have the choice to take the direct route across the huge expanse of lake (needing an intimidating drive of over 250 yards to clear the water) or go around it safely in two shots to get to the green. Either way, an accurate drive is on the cards but if you clear the lake in one, all you need is a short iron to pitch an uphill second shot.

15th Par 5 540 yards Carved out of the jungle with a few tall trees strategically left behind, this standout par-five can make or break your round. Drive over a ravine onto the flat and tight landing area. The second shot is a blind dogleg to the left, playing sharply downhill. The circular green is well contoured and unless your putting is up to mark, a bogey six is a decent number.

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2 three times! Once at Bondi Beach where I was dragged in by the undercurrent. Then, I was attacked by a German Shepherd – half my face and my arm were ripped off. After recuperating from that attack in Malaysia and on my flight home to Australia, I got pulmonary embolism; can you believe it!” says Chai. These experiences made Chai evaluate what she treasured in life and how she wants to be remembered. “It was like the higher powers of the universe trying to tell me something. When you are young, the world is your oyster. But at the end what remains is the legacy you’ve created. When all these happened, I started thinking of what I’ve done with my life – and I haven’t done much! That’s when I realised that life is about having skill sets, identifying it, honing it and improving it so that you can contribute to something.” 1&2. Chai's Foie Gras Mantao With Mango Chutney (recipe on page 66) 3. A series of near-death experiences prompted Chai to pursue her dream of becoming a chef

SO MUCH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT HOW ISADORA CHAI

discovered her passion for cooking. At four, Chai was already helping out in the kitchen, and by the time she turned six, she was allowed to switch on the fire by herself. At 10, Chai sold cakes to the mothers at her school, and as a teenager, cooked for friends who came over for proper sit-down dinners. Things took an opposite turn at 19; Chai went to Australia to study Biochemistry and Biotechnology (her Honours thesis was on stem cell research) but she remained passionate about cooking. When she started working in sales and marketing for a pharmaceutical company in Sydney, she also worked weekends in a restaurant. “It was so much fun that I wanted to do it full-time,” says Chai. It took what Chai calls near-death experiences to make her realise she should be pursuing her dreams. “I almost died,

There was no turning back for Chai. Her culinary journey began with her offering her services as a “chef for hire” (clients would book her to whip up a feast in their home to entertain guests) and food stylist. Then, at 32, she opened her own restaurant Bistro à Table, which pays homage to modern French comfort food while adopting local elements. On the restaurant’s degustation nights, Chai gets even more experimental with her craft. “I did a Manga degustation night where I even came up with my own mini comic book. Each chapter coincided with the menu. It was such an involved process but so much fun,” says Chai. For a taste of what her degustation nights are like, check out Bistro à Table’s YouTube channel. Also, mark your calendar: In January 2017, Chai will be doing a Kitchen Jam session in her restaurant with Chef Gaggan Anand, owner of the Bangkok-based Gaggan, which has topped the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for two consecutive years.


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Cook Like A Chef Chai shares her recipe for Foie Gras Mantao With Mango Chutney. Makes: 6 to 8 mantao rolls

INGREDIENTS: 4 pieces of frozen foie gras (50 to 55g each)

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Mango chutney (or apple chutney) Salt and pepper to taste MANTAO BUNS

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Pinch of salt

STEPS:

1. Heat water to 37°C. Whisk

in oil, sugar and yeast. Leave to prove for about five minutes until the liquid starts to froth. Whisk in the salt until it dissolves.

2. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl with a dough hook. Make a well in the middle. Pour in the yeast mixture and slowly mix until all the flour is incorporated. Continue to knead for five minutes until you obtain a smooth ball.

3. Place the ball on a clean surface and knead the dough for another 20 minutes. Portion into 45g balls. Divide each ball to form three to four circular discs overlapping in descending sizes and roll them together. Using a very sharp knife, cut the roll into half. Take each piece and “open” up the petals to resemble a rose.

4. Place each mantao on

a greased steamer. Leave for one hour in a warm place to rise and double in size. Then, steam for approximately eight minutes.

5. Season each piece of

foie gras with salt and pepper. Using a very hot iron skillet, pan-sear to brown each side and place the skillet in the oven for five minutes at 190-200°C. Remove and halve each piece of foie gras.

6. To assemble: Halve each mantao bun, lengthwise, and soak each bun in the rendered foie gras fat from the skillet. Then pipe in some mango chutney on each mantao base and place a foie gras half. Top with the other half of the mantao. Serve immediately.

As if running one restaurant isn’t hard enough, Chai opened her latest, Antara Restaurant, in Kuala Lumpur in June. “Antara is my interpretation of Malaysian cuisine. The menu – which is MSG-free and made using only real ingredients – is similar to things I would cook at home when I am entertaining my friends. When I think of Malaysian food, I think of home,” says Chai. Already popular at Antara is the Marron lobster Sarawak Laksa and the dried scallop popiah that you roll at your own table. The restaurant, which took Chai three years to realise, is her homage to Malaysian cuisine. “Malaysian food is so interesting and complex, we should be concentrating on it. This is after all our home turf. You get fancy Malaysian restaurants in London and New York, and they pull it off so well. We don’t have that here and we should!” says Chai. “Antara is not for everyone – it is for people who know what they want in their food and will pay for it. It is for those who want quality and freshness. Take our Sarawak Laksa for example. We boil 40 kilogrammes of chicken carcass just to get 20 to 25 bowls. It takes the whole day! So if you want to spoil and reward yourself with food, then Antara is the place for you.” There’s more on Chai’s plate: She is currently working on an international book contract showcasing Bistro à Table’s degustation dishes to be published in July next year. “The book will first roll out overseas. It is like an almanac of my degustation nights – part coffee table book and cookbook,” says Chai. Remember that legacy Chai wanted? Seems like she’s doing all right in that department.

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The Joy Of Paint Explore the fun of painting with an art jam.


Words Tan Lee Kuen Photography SooPhye

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equipped to satisfy even the most demanding artist. In its freestyle art jamming sessions, participants are free to paint whatever they fancy in the three allotted hours. Many would bring their own samples for inspiration but the studio has in-house artists to help guide participants through their creations.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARTIST and be free with your creativity at these art jamming spots in Malaysia. Art jam is an informal painting experience that ticks all the right boxes – creative expression, social engagement, and most of all, fun. These one-stop centres for aspiring Picassos provide you with everything you need to create your masterpiece, including paint, canvasses, brushes and even aprons. All you need to do is show up.

1. Budding artists channelling their creativity at The Studio at KL 2. Art jamming centres provide everything including paints and aprons 3. Jam sessions are suitable for both beginners and veterans 4. The Studio has in-house artists to guide participants

Suitable for beginners and the experienced, art jams at the Studio have to be booked in advance and are usually good for weekend afternoons. It has hosted art jamming sessions for birthday parties, hen dos and farewell gatherings. Companies are picking up on art jamming as a teambuilding exercise, so whether it is working on individual pieces or coming together to create a collage, The Studio can comfortably fit 40 jammers at a time. Participants who are inspired to take their art further can sign up for the Studio’s regular art classes for children and adults. thestudioatkl.com

The Studio at KL Started in 2011, The Studio at KL leads the way for art jamming in Kuala Lumpur. Jennifer Tai and Jonny Ishaque had experienced art jamming in Hong Kong, and having enjoyed the experience so much, decided to introduce it in Malaysia. Undaunted by naysayers, they set up the first Studio at KL in Publika, followed by another space in Nexus Bangsar South. “We are glad we did. There is so much creativity and talent here in Malaysia,” says Jonny. Set up in a bright studio with plenty of space to stand back and contemplate a stroke or a smear, the Studio is fully

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Lorem Ipsum Bored of cafés where all you do is sit around, drink coffee and check Facebook on your phone? At Lorem Ipsum, you can have your coffee and a dessert (we recommend the apple crumble cheese tart) while communicating your innermost thoughts and expressions through art. All you have to do is arrange for an art jamming session during the café’s opening hours from 8 am to 7 pm.

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For USD30 (RM120) per person, the jammer will receive a canvas, an assortment of art materials such as acrylic paints, charcoals, chalk pastels and oil pastels, and a cup of coffee or tea. Each session is for three hours, enough time for participants to paint to their hearts’ content. Before the start of each session, jammers will be briefed on the painting tools, as well as painting tricks and tips. Besides art jams, Lorem Ipsum hosts a variety of creative workshops for adults, including sketching, doodling and calligraphy. Children can sign up for the brand’s own Sketch & Scribble activity, while everyone can enjoy the papier mache mask and plush toy sewing class. facebook.com/lorem.ipsum.kl

Artsy.Sip Art jamming has arrived in Penang with Artsy.Sip – art jam and wine sessions initiated by enterprising duo Kerwyn Lee and Aaron Hwang in 2015 at Le Dream Boutique Hotel. “We want to make it as fun and as relaxing as possible by making it into a social activity instead of an art class. Artsy. Sip is about having fun and being creative. It is a place where you can relax with friends, savour wine and play with paint,” says Kerwyn. Sessions at Artsy.Sip are run a little differently as there is a featured painting for the day, which the participants will recreate or interpret liberally. An instructor is at hand to cover basic techniques and to guide participants step-bystep through the painting. Past paintings have included Andy Warhol’s Chanel No. 5 and Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Art jamming is an activity to help ‘‘ trigger your artistic mind. It helps you to relax and stay calm, freeing your mind from work stress.‚‚

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5. Jam sessions at Artsy.Sip have featured paintings which participants have to interpret 6&7. Create your masterpiece in Lorem Ipsum's cosy setting; owners Christopher Koh and Lynette Koh 8. Aspiring artists can take private classes at the Refinery 9. Lorem Ipsum offers creative workshops such as plush toy sewing and papier mache classes

Art Jamming

While there is no age restriction at these sessions, alcohol will not be served to under 18-year-olds. Artsy.Sip has hosted couples, girlfriends and co-workers, including a three-generational family of grandmother, mother and granddaughter. artsysip.wordpress.com

The Refinery Art jamming at The Refinery started as a corporate exercise for The Art of Urban Living event. Inspired by its success and its potential in the city, the event organisers decided to make art jamming a regular Sunday activity at d7 Sentul East. The event has become a convivial social gathering spot with strangers bonding over paint and art. “Art jamming is an activity to help trigger your artistic mind. It helps you to relax and stay calm, freeing your mind from work stress. It refreshes you when you pick up the brush and begin expressing your thoughts on the canvas,” says Ben Toh of The Refinery. Besides its regular sessions, the venue is popular for corporate art jamming events, having hosted companies like Nivea, OSK and Petron.

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Cambodia vocational training

Empowering The Young YOUTHFUL WOMEN AND MEN stand attentively in line,

trays precariously balanced on their outstretched arms as they load cutlery and condiments. Dressed in bright orange T-shirts, each wears the warm smile for which Cambodians are renowned, ensuring their country excels in its hospitality toward tourists. Elsewhere, a small group of women huddle around a table, selecting from a rainbow of nail polishes before them. Laughter spills from the kitchen where students are perfecting the latest dish they are being taught. They form the latest batch of hopefuls enrolled in the Sala Baï programme’s popular vocational courses, which have offered a new lease of life for more than 1,300 impoverished Cambodians since 2002.

Noting that Cambodia was poised to become a hot tourist destination – last year more than 4.2 million tourists visited the Kingdom of Wonder, with the Ministry of Tourism aiming to capture an annual international audience of 7.5 million by 2020 – Sala Baï predicts a demand for skilled hotel and restaurant workers. Deciding to fill that gap, the Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School was launched in Siem Reap, offering one-year vocational training courses in cooking, front office, restaurant service, housekeeping and, most recently, beauty therapy training. And its success has seen it rise to the ranks of the country’s top hospitality training schools, with prestigious establishments clamouring for the 108 annual graduates – about 400 people apply each year. “We have 100 percent job placement within one month after graduation,” says Bartenay, adding that fresh

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to change their future. “Sala Baï was created to fight poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia, through social and professional insertion of young underprivileged Cambodians, with a priority given to girls,” says communications manager, Anne-Laure Bartenay, adding that women are more vulnerable and have less access to education.

Sala Baï programme transforms Cambodian lives and boosts tourism.

1. French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge set up Sala Baï to give Cambodian youths a better future 2. More than 1,300 students have graduated since 2002 3. Students learn the art of cooking and plating in one year 4. Students are placed within one month of graduating

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5. The staff are Cambodians and are truly devoted to the students 6. The school aims to train 150 students annually by 2018 7. It has a 65-seat training restaurant serving breakfast and lunch during weekdays

graduates receive three times more than their family’s average income. “Students can help their families, finance their brother or sister’s studies, and they can save money to pursue university studies.” With the goal of training 120 students, aged 17 to 23, annually in 2017, and 150 by 2018, last year Sala Baï moved to a new school location to help it hit its goal and provide students with a quality setting to test their skills with real clients. However, using the term ‘school’ doesn’t do justice. Nestled on the outskirts of Temple Town – a convenient five-minute drive to the centre but far out enough to relish the rural setting – the school comprises three quaint wooden buildings that capture traditional Khmer style. The first focuses on food and is home to a 65-seat training restaurant that is open during weekdays for breakfast and lunch. The second focuses on education and houses six classrooms, where students study subjects such as English and maths, as well as a library and IT room. The third boasts six contemporarily designed guestrooms, including a suite and junior suite, and a sumptuous training spa. “These are new professional facilities for the students,” says Bartenay. “Sala Baï strives to be a benchmark technical training centre that meets the requirements of the hotel industry in a country where tourism has been growing in leaps and bounds since 2002.” As many as 90 percent of graduates land jobs in top-notch establishments thanks to a partnership with 18 four- and five-star hotels and restaurants. These include Sofitel, Amansara, Heritage Suites Hotel and Raffles. Sok Kimsan was one of the first students. “I was raised with the idea that I would never be able to study anything. My family lived in such poverty that it was unthinkable. But then the Sala Baï school opened, and I was admitted.” After graduating, he worked in luxury resorts and represented the country in international cooking contests, and is now chef at Siem Reap-based gourmet restaurant, The Embassy. “Sala Baï brings so much hope for the

7 poorest,” he adds. “I’m still very attached to Sala Baï, which gave me the opportunity to make my dreams come true.” Minh Chout, 19, graduated in 2014 from the housekeeping course. After one month, she was recruited by Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. “Working in a five-star hotel with high luxury standards, being able to speak English with customers coming from many parts of the world, living on my own with a few friends from Sala Baï, earning my first salary, knowing how to manage my budget but also being able to give some back to my family, I really feel like I am someone now.” With plans to further expand, Sala Baï looks set to continue providing some of the country’s finest hospitality staff for years to come. “It is a very efficient training programme,” says Bartenay. “The staff, all Cambodian, are completely devoted to the students, who are highly motivated and always try to do their best. They really deserve this new life. They taught me a wonderful life lesson.”

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Penjual Gula-Gula Ting Ting 1. Ah Chun mewarisi perniagaan gula-gula ting ting yang diasaskan oleh mendiang datuknya Ah Chun inherited the business from his late grandfather 2. Resipi keluarga Ah Chun menggunakan ramuan maltosa dan madu Ah Chun's family recipe uses a blend of maltose and honey

GUMPALAN GULA-GULA seakan-akan marmar

putih dipahat dengan penuh cermat oleh Ah Chun, menggunakan sepasang tukul dan pahat. Beliau begitu gigih dengan tugasannya sebelum menawarkan kepada saya seketul kecil untuk dirasa. Sekali gigit, teksturnya rangup dan juga rapuh. Bila tersentuh air liur, ketulan keras tersebut cair dalam sekelip mata dan menjadi manisan yang cukup enak. Tiba-tiba, saya kembali semula kepada zaman kanak-kanak yang tercegat di pintu pagar menanti kedatangan pakcik ting ting. Diterajui oleh Chia Chun Chun pada masa ini – atau dengan panggilan mesranya, Ah Chun, Jia Zhong Jia Food Enterprise kini adalah antara perusahaan gula-gula ting ting terakhir yang masih beroperasi di negara ini. Gula-gula tradisional Cina ini mendapat nama bersempena dengan kaedah penjualannya yang unik. Dijual di atas sebuah basikal bergerak, gula-gula ting ting keras ini akan dipecahkan dengan bantuan sepasang tukul dan pahat. Ketika diketuk berulang kali, maka terhasillah bunyi ketukan yang cukup nyaring. Mendiang datuk Ah Chun, Chia Song juga merupakan seorang pengasas dan penjual ting ting. Pernah menjadi sebahagian daripada peniagaan tetap di kawasan perumahan dan bandar, kelibat peniaga ting ting kini semakin jarang ditemui di Malaysia. Berikutan daripada peningkatan kesedaran terhadap isu kesihatan dan persaingan sengit daripada pelbagai produk manis di pasaran, keluarga Ah Chun kini perlu berusaha menyesuaikan diri bagi meneruskan perniagaan tersebut. Ketika perniagaan tersebut diambil alih oleh bapa Ah Chun, beliau telah menggantikan basikal lamanya dengan sebuah motorsikal. Hari ini, produk ting ting keluaran mereka mudah didapati di pasaraya-pasaraya dan kedai-kedai runcit. Dibantu oleh ibu dan adik-beradik perempuannya, Ah Chun kini lebih banyak membekalkan

2 produknya kepada peniaga-peniaga pasar malam bagi menjana wang tunai demi mengurangkan risiko hutang. Malah, tempahan khas melalui laman Facebook juga semakin popular. Walaupun model perniagaannya masih perlu diperbaiki, resipi gula-gula ting ting keluarganya tetap sama. Berbeza dengan versi popular yang dihasilkan daripada campuran sirap mapel, gula dan beras pulut, formula ting ting asli keluarganya hanya mengandungi ramuan maltosa dan madu. Biji-bijan juga ditambah untuk aroma dan keranggupan tambahan. Bagi memenuhi selera pelanggan

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Generasi ketiga pembuat gula-gula ting ting ini sedang melakukan yang terbaik untuk meneruskan tradisi snek popular tersebut.


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4 moden, Ah Chun turut mempelbagaikan pilihan perisa ting tingnya seperti pudina dan halia. Gula-gula ini boleh bertahan sehingga enam bulan jika disimpan jauh dari cahaya matahari walaupun tanpa penyejukan. Hanya semudah tiga langkah penting, gula-gula ini juga boleh dihasilkan di mana-mana dapur rumah. Proses penyediaannya, bagaimanapun memerlukan sedikit kemahiran. Mula-mula, campuran maltosa dan madu akan dididihkan sehingga menjadi warna madu keemasan pada suhu 100 darjah Celsius. Campuran tersebut kemudiannya dibiarkan sejuk di atas sebekas air. Setelah sejuk, campuran yang sudah membeku akan membentuk gumpalan jernih berona madu keemasan. Langkah berikutnya lebih rumit. Dengan sebatang kayu berbentuk Y yang disangkut pada dinding sebagai pengukuh, doh tersebut digelungkan berkali-kali. Bak pembuatan mi ramen, doh kemudiannya ditarik dan diregangkan berulang kali.

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Perubahan itu nyata menakjubkan! Seperti debu emas, kilauan bijan jelas kelihatan menerusi lembaran doh jernih. Maka, tidak hairanlah apabila Ah Chun berkongsi cerita: “Masa muda-muda dulu, saya biasa membantu bapa membungkus gula-gula di rumah. Semuanya nampak sedap. Bila bapa tak nampak saja, saya akan masukkan beberapa ketul dalam mulut. Mungkin sebab itulah beberapa batang gigi depan saya dah hilang!” katanya sambil tergelak.

3. Biji-bijan ditambah untuk aroma dan tekstur Sesame seeds are added for aroma and texture 4. Gula-gula diregang dan ditarik berulang kali sehingga warnanya putih The candy is stretched and pulled repeatedly until the dough turns white 5. Campuran menjadi warna madu keemasan setelah disejukkan The mixture turns into a translucent honey-gold colour when cooled 6. Gula-gula boleh bertahan sehingga enam bulan tanpa penyejukan jika disimpan jauh dari matahari The candy can last for six months without refrigeration if kept away from direct sunlight


Ah Chun, yang kini berusia 28 tahun, masih meneruskan pengajiannya dalam bidang perakaunan. Namun, dia belum boleh melepaskan perniagaan tersebut tanpa berusaha memperjuangkannya. Dia dengan bangganya menunjukkan sepasang tukul dan pahat yang sudah berusia 70 tahun untuk tatapan saya. Harta peninggalan datuknya ini telah dibawa masuk dari Tanah Besar China. Kini, set peralatan tersebut hanya memainkan peranannya apabila Ah Chun membuka gerai di pameran makanan setiap kali menjelangnya perayaanperayaan penting Cina. “Ini (set peralatan) adalah harta kesayangan keluarga saya,� katanya dengan penuh nostalgia. Tambahnya lagi: “Moyang saya dah menyara seisi keluarga dengan penjualan gula-gula ting ting. Sebagai generasi baharu, kami mempunyai tanggungjawab yang besar untuk meneruskan tradisi ke era yang seterusnya.�

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Candy Man A third-generation sweet maker does his best to preserve the traditional ting ting candy.

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USING A HAMMER AND CHISEL, Ah Chun chips methodically at a tray of looping white coils that resemble white marble before offering me one of the broken pieces. At first bite, the texture is brittle, even hard, but in seconds, the contact with saliva melts the candy into a pool of sugary sweetness. Suddenly, I am ten years old again, waiting at the gate for the arrival of the ting ting candy man.

Currently helmed by Chia Chun Chun – or Ah Chun for short – Jia Zhong Jia Food Enterprise is one of the country’s few remaining makers of this traditional Chinese candy. So named because of the sound it makes the way it was originally sold, ting ting candy was transported by mobile vendors on bicycles who would break the hard candy with a hammer and chisel, producing a distinctive metallic sound to announce their arrival. Chia Song – Ah Chun’s late grandfather and the founder of the business – was one such “ting ting man”. Once a fixture in neighbourhoods and cities, the ting ting man is a disappearing breed in Malaysia. With the surge in health concerns and competition from other sweet products in the market, the family has had to adapt to survive. When Ah Chun’s father took over the business, he traded the bicycle for the motorbike, and eventually, supermarkets and retail outlets became their main points of sale. Today, helped by his sisters and mother, Ah Chun primarily supplies to mobile traders in night markets because “cash transactions mean no bad debts”. Custom orders through Facebook are also becoming popular. While the family has had to evolve the business model, the candy’s recipe is unchanged: a secret formula of maltose and honey, as opposed to popular versions that involve maple syrup, sugar and glutinous rice. Sesame seeds are added for extra crunch and aroma. They have also come up with funkier flavours like peppermint and ginger to cater to modern taste buds. The sweets can last up to six months if kept away from sunlight even without refrigeration. Involving only three main steps, the candy can be made even in a home kitchen, but the process requires considerable kungfu (skill). It starts easy – cook the honey

and maltose together at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius until it achieves a honey-golden colour. Then the mixture is placed over a pot of water to cool. As it loses heat, the mixture congeals into a translucent honeygolden dough. The next step is the trickiest. Using a Y-shaped stick on the wall as an anchor, loop the dough over it, then pull and stretch repeatedly – imagine making ramen noodles – until it changes shape and colour into milky-white ropes that form the foundation of the ting ting candy. The metamorphosis is quite a sight to behold; at one point, the sesame seeds sparkle through the translucent strands of dough like gold dust. I’m not surprised when Ah Chun confesses, “As a young teenager, I helped my father pack the candy at home. They looked so delectable that I couldn’t resist popping a few into my mouth when his back was turned. That is why some of my front teeth are missing!” Now 28, Ah Chun pursued accountancy studies but ultimately he couldn’t let the family business go without a fight. He shows me the 70-year-old hammer and chisel that his grandfather brought all the way from China. These days, the toolset is only brought out of retirement when Ah Chun sets up stall at food fairs during major Chinese festivals. “This set of tools is a beloved family treasure,” he says nostalgically. “My forefathers have been able to raise their families by selling ting ting candy. We, as the next generation, have a responsibility to do our best to carry this tradition into the new era.”

Tukul dan pahat digunakan untuk memecahkan ketulan keras gula-gula ting ting The hard ting-ting candy is broken up using a hammer and chisel


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Inside Malaysia Airlines

WE ARE FAMILY MALAYSIA AIRLINES HAS WELCOMED LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB into its family via a threeyear partnership which will see it become the official Global Airline Partner. As partner, Malaysia Airlines will have LED and static board brand exposure at each home game at Anfield stadium, exposure on the Liverpool FC website, publications and Facebook page, and co-branding opportunities, pitch side access and engagement with Liverpool players and legends. Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew said the deal will give the airline immediate access to an international audience of more than one billion, especially in key markets such as China and Southeast Asia, where the club has about 40 million and 100 million followers, respectively. “Additionally, the partnership will go a long way in increasing awareness of Malaysia as a tourist destination to a huge global audience.�

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78 Our fleet of aircraft

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Inside Malaysia Airlines

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AUSTRALIA CAMPAIGN MALAYSIA AIRLINES’ LOYALTY PROGRAMME ENRICH held a launch party for its ‘Enrich Takes Over Adelaide’ video series featuring three top Enrich ‘millennials’ in an exploration of the South Australian city. The series and event, a joint collaboration with Tourism Australia and South Australia Tourism Commission, also saw the launch of the highly successful ‘Enrich Hearts Australia’ signature redemption campaign. View the video series via Malaysia Airlines’ YouTube channel or the in-flight entertainment system for a taste of the members’ experience touring Adelaide’s sights, its vibrant food and wine scene, and breathtaking natural attractions and unique wildlife. Jock Zonfrillo, renowned chef and owner of Restaurant Orana and Restaurant Blackwood in Adelaide, prepared a special menu for the party.

MORE IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD MALAYSIA AIRLINES WILL WORK WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC MALAYSIA on leadership development and the roll out of company values, best practice sharing on compliance and integrity, performance management and cultural transformation, amongst others as part of the airline’s restructuring programme. Some of the initiatives will utilise GE’s unique programmes and value propositions but customised programmes will also be tailored for the airline.as well.


Inside Malaysia Airlines

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The safety of passengers and crew is of utmost priority at Malaysia Airlines. In view of the US Department of Transportation’s ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the device is prohibited on all Malaysia Airlines flights. The device must not be transported on person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked-in baggage.

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GETTING TO KNOW SAYED AHMAD RIDUAN SAYED NORDIN,

Malaysia Airlines’ Security Officer

Tell us about what you do at Malaysia Airlines. Security has been the foremost consideration in Malaysia Airlines. As a Security Officer, it is my job to ensure that everyone, from Management and staff, vendors to customers, is accorded a secure environment. What qualities are needed to be a Security Officer? A Security Officer should have the zest to deliver what is expected within the confines of aviation security. Aviation Security is highly regulated, not for the sake of enforcement, but designed with the purpose of delivering secure operations for the airline. Do you have to undergo special training? Yes. All Security Officers are required to undergo the three-week Basic Aviation Security Training prior to being deployed as Security Officers at various operational areas (aircraft security, cargo security, passenger and document profiling, among others) and to attend a ‘Recurrent’ training programme between the period 12 months but not exceeding

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24 months as mandated by Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation. Part of the training modules include aircraft protection, aircraft search procedures, cargo procedures, building security and access control, emergency procedures and others, as well as physical training (foot drills/marching).    

What do you love most about your job? I love everything about this job, especially when I am wearing my security uniform, which gives me a sense of commitment to ensure a secure operating environment for the company’s operation to be efficient. It is the joy of knowing that flights are free from any act of unlawful interference, no matter where we are assigned. What is the first thing that you do when you log in for work? The first thing I do is to seek a briefing from the Team Lead that ends the shift and thereafter, I will reconcile with the Team Lead of the incoming shift for any pending actions or any new instructions which we need to implement immediately.

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ATR 72-500

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NO. OF AIRCRAFT 12

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PASSENGER SEATING 494

ATR 72-600

ENGINE Rolls Royce Trent 970 RANGE 15,400km

NO. OF AIRCRAFT 6

A380-800

MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY 84,600 US Gallons

PASSENGER SEATING 72

MAXIMUM CRUISING SPEED Mach 0.9 (1,102km/h)

ATR 72-500 ENGINE PW127M MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY Firefly 841 US Gallons MAXIMUM Firefly CRUISING SPEED ATR 72-500 510km/h Firefly

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Wingspan 27m

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MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY 841 US Gallons

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PASSENGER SEATING 283

MAXIMUM CRUISING SPEED 510km/h

ENGINE PW4170

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RANGE 10,000km MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY 25,770 US Gallons MAXIMUM CRUISING B777-200 SPEED Mach 0.8 (980km/h)

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ATR 72-500 VIKING DHC-6 TWIN OTTER - SERIES 400 Height 17m

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NO. OF AIRCRAFT 6 ENGINE PT6A-34 MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY 378 US Gallons MAXIMUM CRUISING SPEED 337km/h

B777-200

Length 63m

Wingspan 20m

PASSENGER SEATING 19

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PASSENGER SEATING 160-166 RANGE 5,765km

ENGINE PW4000

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MAXIMUM FUEL CAPACITY 6,875 US Gallons

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Safety & Service Info

CABIN LUGGAGE HANDLING

Passenger and crew safety on board 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 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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RECONFIRMING 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.

ON BOARD 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 long to passengers above the age of 18. Our cabin crew reserves the right to decline serving and selling alcohol to any passenger who appears intoxicated. Consumption of personal alcoholic drinks is prohibited.

FRESH AND FROZEN SEAFOOD

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

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

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

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ON-TIME PERFORMANCE

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

FASTCHECK SELF-SERVICE KIOSK: Check in and print your boarding pass at these kiosks at the airport.

CITY CENTRE COUNTER CHECK-IN: Available at KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and in Hong Kong.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

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

YOUNG PASSENGER TRAVELLING ALONE (YPTA)

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

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.

NO-SMOKING POLICY

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on all flights.

*Terms & conditions apply to the above, visit malaysiaairlines.com for more information.

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A ARABIC / 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

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MOVIES

LATEST

MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS

The Legend Of Tarzan

The Secret Life Of Pets

Mistress America

ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, RORY J. SAPER, CHRISTIAN STEVENS PG-13 / 110 mins / Action, Adventure, Drama / E, G, J, K, C+

LOUIS C.K., ERIC STONESTREET, KEVIN HART, STEVE COOGAN PG / 87 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, J, K, ES

GRETA GERWIG, LOLA KIRKE, NAT BALDWIN, MATTHEW SHEAR R / / 84 mins / Comedy / E, G, ES, I, A+

Ice Age: Collision Course

Me Before You

RAY ROMANO, DENIS LEARY, JOHN LEGUIZAMO PG / 94 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy/ E, ES, J, K

EMILIA CLARKE, SAM CLAFLIN, JANET MCTEER PG-13 / 110 mins / Drama, Romance / E, I, K, ES, A+

Independence Day: Resurgence

Lights Out

The Conjuring 2

Deadpool

TERESA PALMER, GABRIEL BATEMAN, MARIA BELLO PG-13 / / 81 mins / Horror, Thriller / E, ES, J, I, E+

VERA FARMIGA, PATRICK WILSON, MADISON WOLFE R / / 134 mins / Horror, Mystery, Thriller / E, F, J, G, C+

RYAN REYNOLDS, MORENA BACCARIN, T.J. MILLER R / / 108 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy / E, F, J, I, C+

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

The Revenant

JENNIFER SAUNDERS, JOANNA LUMLEY, JANE HORROCKS R / / 91 mins / Comedy / E, I, ES, J, C+

ZAC EFRON, ADAM DEVINE, ANNA KENDRICK R / / 98 mins / Adventure, Comedy, Romance / E, G, F, I, J

Skiptrace

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

The Secret Life Of Pets

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Max, a Jack Russell Terrier, leads a peaceful and enjoyable life with his owner Katie. One day, Katie returns home with an adopted mongrel named Duke, whom Max quickly becomes jealous of after Katie begins showering Duke with more attention. The two dogs soon run into trouble and get captured by Animal Control. Max and Duke must set aside their differences to make their way home to their owner and friends. LOUIS C.K., ERIC STONESTREET, KEVIN HART PG / 87 mins / Animation, Adventure, Comedy / E, J, K, ES

LIAM HEMSWORTH, JEFF GOLDBLUM, BILL PULLMAN PG-13 / 120 mins / Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi / E, J, I, ES

LEONARDO DICAPRIO, TOM HARDY, WILL POULTER R / / 151 mins / Adventure, Drama, Thriller / E, A+

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Edina and Patsy, now in their 60s, are living the high life in London. However, they find their wealth and fame quickly diminishing, and search for a way to give their career a needed boost. The two friends soon find themselves on the run from the police and media when an unfortunate incident occurs with the pair accidentally killing Kate Moss. They flee to Cannes and hatch a plan to start life afresh, this time with even more pomp, glitz and glam amongst the world’s elite.

JACKIE CHAN, JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, BINGBING FAN PG-13 / 106 mins / Action, Comedy / E, F, I, K, E+

JENNIFER SAUNDERS, JOANNA LUMLEY, JANE HORROCKS, JULIA SAWALHA R / / 91 mins/ Comedy / E, I, ES, J, C+

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THOMAS MANN, RJ CYLER, OLIVIA COOKE, NICK OFFERMAN PG-13 / 111 mins / Comedy, Drama / E, G, I, ES, A+

Paper Towns NAT WOLFF, CARA DELEVINGNE, AUSTIN ABRAMS PG-13 / 109 mins / Drama, Mystery, Romance / E, J, F, ES, C+

• Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip • 21 Days Under The Sky • Eddie The Eagle • The Intern

• Our Brand Is Crisis

• The Peanuts Movie

• Max

• Pan

• How To Be Single

• The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

• Joy

• Midnight Special

• X-Men: Apocalypse

• In The Heart Of The Sea

• Creed

• Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

• The Peanuts Movie

• 21 Days Under the Sky

• Pan

• Eddie the Eagle

• The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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MOVIES

FAVOURITES

including...

MALAY

CHINESE

HINDI

BoBoiBoy The Movie

谋杀似水年华 / Kill Time

हाउसफ ल ु 3 / Housefull 3

EUROPEAN

• Harry Potter (Box Set) • Rio • Rio 2

• The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel • Happy Feet • Happy Feet 2 • New Year’s Eve • Fred Claus • Four Christmases • Jingle All The Way • The Three Stooges

(above)

NUR SARAH ALISYA, ANAS ABDUL AZIZ, MOHD FATHI DIAZ G / 100 mins / Animation, Action, Comedy / E+

Ola Bola BRONT PALARAE, DAPHNE LOW, HARIS ZAINUDDIN, MARK WILLIAMS G / 113 mins / Drama, History / E+, C+

(above)

ANGELABABY, ETHAN JUAN PG / 127 mins / Romance / E+, C+

AKSHAY KUMAR, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ, NARGIS FAKHRI PG-13 / 140 mins / Comedy / E+

我来自纽约 / The Kid From

फाउं ड आ ट्रे झ कॉल्ड लव / Found A Treasure Called Love

The Big Apple

TOMMY TAM, JESSICA HSUAN, TAN QIN LIN PG / 120 mins / Drama / E+, C+

CHINESE CLASSICS MALAY CLASSICS

SHAH RUKH KHAN, WALUSCHA DE SOUSA, SAYANI GUPTA PG-13 / 121 mins / Thriller / E+

• Hairspray • The Bridges Of Madison County • Kingsman: The Secret Service • Edge Of Tomorrow • The Losers • If I Stay

GÉRARD DEPARDIEU, MEDI SADOUN, CHANTAL LAUBY PG / / 95 mins / Comedy / E+

बाज ीराव मस्तान ी / Bajirao Mastani

पख ं ा / Fan

• The Family Stone

FRENCH

La Dream Team / The Dream Team

SALMAN KHAN, SONAM KAPOOR, NEIL NITIN MUKESH PG-13 / 164 mins / Action, Drama / E+

PRIYANKA CHOPRA, DEEPIKA PADUKONE, IRRFAN KHAN PG 13 / 158 mins / Drama, History / E+

• Cheaper By The Dozen

• The Book Thief

(above)

FRENCH

Vicky

VICTORIA BEDOS, CHANTAL LAUBY, FRANCOIS BERLÉAND G / / 88 mins / Comedy / E+

胡越的故事 / The Story

Terbaik Dari Langit BRONT PALARAE, IEDIL PUTRA, AMERUL AFFENDI, NADIYA NISAA PG-13 / 106 mins / Drama

Of Woo Viet

CHOW YUN-FAT, CHERIE CHUNG, PG / / 89 mins / Drama / E+

JAPANESE

INDONESIA

HINDI CLASSICS चलते चलते / Walking Along SHAH RUKH KHAN, RANI MUKHERJEE G / 120 mins / Drama / E+

TAMIL

• Valentine’s Day

GERMAN

Ich und Kaminski / Me & Kaminski

DANIEL BRÜHL, JESPER CHRISTENSEN, AMIRA CASAR PG-13 / / 124 mins / Drama / E+

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• The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

• The Martian • Far From The Madding Crowd • Prometheus • Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

植物の本 / Evergreen

Love (above) Sepatu Dahlan (above)

AJI SANTOSA, DONNY DAMARA, KINARYOSIH G / 98 mins / Drama

• Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters

Iseng

• Journey To The Center Of The Earth

DONNY DAMARA, DONNY ALAMSYAH, TIO PAKUSADEWO R / / 100 mins / Drama / E+

• Journey 2: The Mysterious Island • X-Men (Box Set)

TAKANORI IWATA, MITSUKI TAKAHATA G / 112 mins / Drama, Romance / E+

0.5ミリ / 0.5mm SAKURA ANDO, MASAHIKO TSUGAWA, AKIRA EMOTO G / 197 mins / Drama / E+

KOREAN ARABIC

• Jersey Boys • Rush Hour (Box Set)

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AJITH KUMAR, SHRUTI HAASAN, LAKSHMI MENON NR / 148 mins / Action, Drama / E+

RAJINIKANTH, AISHWARYA RAI, G / 120 mins / Action, Romance / E+

• Night At The Museum (Box Set)

• Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

வேதாளம் / Phantom

ITALIAN

Forever Young

FABRIZIO BENTIVOGLIO, SABRINA FERILLI G / / 95 mins / Comedy / E+

இந் திரன் / Robot

• Planet Of The Apes (Box Set)

• The Book Of Life

VIJAY, SAMANTHA, AMY JACKSON, PRABHU G / 157 mins / Action, Drama / E+

TAMIL CLASSICS

• Chariots Of Fire

• The Lego Movie

தேறி / The Spark (above)

Al Mahrajan (above)

RAMI GHAIT, AMEENA KHALIL, MOHSEN MANSOOR PG / 95 mins / Drama, Musical / E+

‫ ابوالعريف‬/ Abou Al Oureef

MAJDY KAMEL, NEHAL ANBAR, PG / 93 mins / Comedy / E+

폭력적인 검사 / A Violent

TAGALOG

JEONG-MIN HWANG, DONGWON KANG, JIN-MO JOO NR / / 126 mins / Action, Crime / E+, C+

Love Me Tomorrow

너를 기억한다 /

The Achy Breaky Hearts

Prosecutor (above)

Remember You

JUNG WOO-SUNG , KIM HA-NEUL PG-13 / 106 mins / Romance, Mystery / E+

PIOLO PASCUAL, COLEEN GARCIA, DAWN ZULUETA PG / 130 mins / Comedy, Romance / E+ IAN VENERACION, RICHARD YAP, JODI STA. MARIA PG / 120 mins / Comedy, Romance / E+

SPANISH

Toro - Pfad der Vergeltung / TORO (above)

MARIO CASAS, LUIS TOSAR, JOSÉ SACRISTÁN R / / 97 mins / Action / E+

En la ciudad sin brújula / In The City Without A Compass NATACHA FLORES BEAZARTE, EMILIO EL PASTOR, PG-13 / / 80 mins / Drama / E+

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TV

TV HIGHLIGHTS

COMEDY

The Middle S7 PATRICIA HEATON, NEIL FLYNN, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT 11 Episodes / 30 mins each

DRAMA

SPORT

Rizzoli & Isles S6

• Toyota Racing Series 2016 Ep2 (above)

ANGIE HARMON, SASHA ALEXANDER, JORDAN BRIDGES 9 Episodes / 60 mins each

Roadies S1

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The series revolves around some of the individuals who form the road crew behind the Staton-House Band, a rock group from Denver, who are on a multi-city tour. Although they do not share the same limelight and public scandals of the rockers who take centre stage, there is still enough drama and romance to go around in their lives while ensuring the show goes on every night without a hitch.

• VCF WORLD: Singapore And Malaysia Special Ep5

Rush Hour S1 JUSTIN HIRES, JON FOO 5 Episodes / 30 mins each

LUKE WILSON, CARLA GUGINO, IMOGEN POOTS Box Set / 10 Episodes / / 60 mins each / Drama

Mom S3 ANNA FARIS, ALLISON JANNEY, MIMI KENNEDY 22 Episodes / / 30 mins each

• Premier League Everton Gotham S2 BEN MCKENZIE, JADA PINKETT SMITH, DONAL LOGUE 5 Episodes / 60 mins each

Supergirl S1 MELISSA BENOIST, CHYLER LEIGH, MEHCAD BROOKS Box Set / 20 Episodes / 60 mins each

JOSEPH MORGAN, DANIEL GILLIES, CLAIRE HOLT Box Set / 22 Episodes / / 60 mins each / Drama

MALAY

• Kembara Bumi Mikraj (above)

• Tika Langit Terbuka • Hello… Ep2: Batu Ferringhi

The Originals S2 Season 2 begins with Klaus plotting his revenge against the Guerrera werewolves and vowing to take down anyone who becomes a threat to his newborn baby. Meanwhile, Hayley struggles to adapt to her new hybrid status of being part werewolf and part vampire.

• Dream Of Dakar Ep3

CHINESE Two And A Half Men S12 JON CRYER, ASHTON KUTCHER, ANGUS T. JONES 15 Episodes / 30 mins each

11.22.63 S1

JAMES FRANCO, SARAH GADON, GEORGE MACKAY 9 Episodes / 60 mins each

• 环岛 / Let’s Cycle Ep3: Ipoh (above) • Glory Malaysiaku

Modern Family S7

ED O’NEILL, SOFÍA VERGARA, JULIE BOWEN 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

Enrich Takes Over Adelaide Join our Enrich influencers as they take us on a journey through the capital of the Festival State. Take a peek into Adelaide’s robust food and wine scene and explore the beautifully scenic Barossa Valley and its vineyards. Go on a ride through the city’s sights with our explorers by rickshaw and watch as they immerse themselves in local produce at the iconic central market and gastronomic delights in top restaurants. 4 Episodes / 5 mins each / Lifestyle

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Fresh Off The Boat S1/S2

E+, C+

Roadies S1

LUKE WILSON, CARLA GUGINO, IMOGEN POOTS 10 Episodes / / 60 mins each

ARABIC

RANDALL PARK, CONSTANCE WU, HUDSON YANG 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

How I Met Your Mother S9

JOSH RADNOR, JASON SEGEL, COBIE SMULDERS 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

New Girl S4

ZOOEY DESCHANEL, JAKE JOHNSON, MAX GREENFIELD 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

The Originals S2

JOSEPH MORGAN, DANIEL GILLIES, CLAIRE HOLT 22 Episodes / / 60 mins each

• Muslim Scholars • The Art Of Reciting Quran

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TV

JAPANESE

FRENCH

HISTORY

LIFESTYLE

KIDS

• Sapporo Snow Festival 2016 (above)

• Panorama Series: Santorini, A Volcanic Jewel (above)

• Ancient Angkor (above)

• New World Without Strangers Ep1: Home Sharing

• BoBoiBoy Ep1 – Ep10

• Colourful Hokkaido Strolling In The Sky

• Love In Paris: Capital Romancing

KOREAN

NATURAL WORLD

• The Return Of The Outdoor Movie Screen • World History Of The Middle East

• GO Fast Or GO Home Ep2: Pacu Jawi, Indonesia

• Love Croatia Ep4 (above)

• The Alpine Valleys Of Mont Blanc (above)

• Atelier Story 2 Ep1

• Globe Trekker: Great Natural Wonders

TAMIL

BUSINESS

• Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Blood, Sweat & Fears (above) • Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills: Bridezilla

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SHOWBIZ

• Hi-5 Ep41 – Ep43 • Off The Hook Ep3

• Famously Single: Who Do You Think You Are?

• Soccer Bugs Ep6

SOUNDSTAGE

• Fashion Police: The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards • Lost At SEA • Master Kitchen Ep1 (above)

• Iyarkai Thedi

• Powerlist Asia Ep3: Peter Bellew (Malaysia Airlines) (above)

TRAVEL • Classic Albums: The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

• Powerlist Asia Ep4: Tan Hooi Ling (Grab Malaysia)

HINDI SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

• The Last Fish Hunter • The Luxury Travel Show Ep6: Barcelona, Spain & London (above) • GO Travel Ep8: Malaysia • Happy Endings Ep5: Luang Prabang - Laos

• Real 2 States Couples Ep1 (above) • Vital Stats Of India: Money – The Rupee

• Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up: Weather (above) E+ • Superstitious Minds E+ • The Secret Life Of Materials E+

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• Hoods Ep4: Bangsar & Brickfields • Welcome To The Railworld Ep3: Kato, Japan • Enrich Luxe Retreats: Destination Sydney

(above)

RELIGIOUS

• Enrich Brand Video • Enrich Takes Over Adelaide Ep1 – Ep4 • Enrich Luxe Retreats: City of Lights • Enrich Luxe Retreats: Destination Sydney • Enrich Luxe Retreats: UK

• Dari Masjid Ke Masjid Ep2 (above) • Jejak Rasul As-Salam Ep2: Saudara Dari Timur

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including... Sonaone (above), Simple Plan, Iron Maiden, Charlie Puth, Sia, Sara Bareilles, The Vamps, Ed Sheeran, Cyrus, Olly Murs

AUDIO ON DEMAND

AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

Izzy Bizu – A Moment Of Madness

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The debut album by the 22-yearold British singer-songwriter who brings her jazz-inflected pop stylings to the table is empowering and uplifting. Fans of the Brit pop scene may recognise and liken some of her songs to the familiar tunes of Amy Winehouse and Duffy. But thankfully, the husky-voiced beauty has songs that are strong enough to withstand the familiarity, especially the summer skip of White Tiger and the Motownesque stomp of Give Me Love. All in all, a promising debut.

Britney Spears – Glory Glory marks the ninth studio album of one of the biggest pop princesses of our generation. After relaunching her career at a Las Vegas residency, Britney has returned with an essential pop album that is a marked improvement from her more recent albums. Sounding energised and fully present for the first time in years, Britney delivers moments on this album that are reminiscent of her past hits, especially on her lead single Make Me …, a slinky mid-tempo R&B number.

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R&B

COUNTRY

MALAY

INDONESIAN

including... Fantasia (above), Izzy Bizu, Maxwell, Laura Mvula, Prince Royce, The Weeknd, Ciara, Stan Walker, Jennifer Hudson

including... Dolly Parton (above), Jake Owen, Mary Duff, The Highwaymen, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Bellerini, Jewel, Cam, Carrie Underwood

including... Akim & The Majistret (above), Alif Satar, Ogy Ahmad Daud, Hujan, Aishah, Aliff Aziz, Datuk Hattan, Wings, Mojo, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza

including... Afgan (above), Melly Goeslow, Wali Band, Indah Dewi Pertiwi, Nadira Adnan, Sheila On 7, Ungu, Hijau Daun, Judika

MEMORIES

JAZZ

NASYID

MANDARIN

including... Annie Lennox (above), Westlife, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, James Last Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot, Lobo

including... Till Bronner (above), Branford Marsalis Quartet With Kurt Elling, Allen Toussaint, Theo Crocker, Sonny Rollins, Esperanza Spalding

including... Harris J (above), Maher Zain, Ammar Hamdan, Almarhum Ustaz Asri Ibrahim, Suhaimi Saad, Lah Ahmad, Destiny

including... Eric Chou (above), Jay Chou, Jam Hsiao, Amber Kuo, Eve Ai, Phil Lam, Coco Lee, Victor Lau, Sue Su, Cyndi Wang

CLASSICAL

SOUNDTRACK

HINDI

JAPANESE

including... Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca (above), Ulrike Hofbauer, Handel In Rome 1707, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Vienna Philharmonic & Mariss Jansons, Simone Kermes, Nils Monkemeyer, Sabine Meyer, Julia Fischer & William Youn

including... The Angry Birds Movie OST (above), Ghostbusters, Money Monster OST, Original Broadway Cast Recording of ‘On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’, VINYL: Music From The HBO Original Series - Vol. 1, Concussion OST, Zootopia, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Glee (The Music, Celebrating 100 Episodes)

including... Freaky Ali (above), Junooniyat, Housefull 3, Bhaaghi, Ki & Ka, Rocky Handsome, Best Of A.R Rahman, Sanam Re, Dilwale, Tamasha

including... Island Bag (above), Angela Aki, Baby Metal, Scandal, Depapepe, Flow, Kalafina, Mika Nakashima, Eir Aoi, 2PM

TAMIL

including... FTIsland, Akdong Musician, AOA, Lee Hi, 4minute, Winner, iKon, Hyuna, Royal Pirates, BTOB, Boys Republic, Apink, Beast

THE HITS

including... Sezairi Grace, MAGIC!, Delta Goodrem, Blink 182, NAO, Tegan & Sara, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Cash Cash, Meghan Trainor, St. Lucia, Fifth Harmony

LIGHT & EASY

including... Gimme Some Lovin’, Tom Odell, Vincent Niclo, case/ lang/veirs, Roxette, Bob Dylan, Ray Lamontagne, Ronan Keating, Willie Nelson, Il Volo

RELAX

including... Yanni, Yiruma, Enya, Jennifer Defrayne, Carl Weingarten, Michał Lewicki

COMEDY

including... Bocey. Weird Al Yankovic. Lily Tomlin. Mike Birbiglia. Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Woody Allen, Russell Peters, Monty Python

including... MS. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Thodari, Meenkuzhambum Manpaanayum, Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, Kollywood, Irudhi Suttru, Size Zero, Masala Padam, BaahubaliThe Beginning, Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam

WORLD

including... Humood Alkhuder, Celtic Thunder, Magos & Limon, Miloš Karadaglić, Aziza Brahim, Vieux Farka Toure & Julia Easterlin, St. Germain, Bixiga 70, Terakaft

KOREAN

CANTONESE

including... Phil Lam, Jason Chan, Eason Chan, MR., Pong Nan, Priscilla Chan, Sandy Lam, Ella Koon, PakHo, GEM Tang

KIDS

including... The Wiggles, Lah-Lah, Jane Sheldon & Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Nay Nay, Siti Nordiana, Emma, Rhys Muldoon

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RADIO CHANNELS & E-LEARNING

CHART TOPPERS

MALAY HITS

MANDARIN MIX

JAZZ

HOSTED BY B  EN LOH

HOSTED BY K  C ISMAIL

HOSTED BY C  HONG HUEY LING

HOSTED BY B  RAD POWER

E-LEARNING

Put your time in the air to good use with our essential learning tools. Some learning tools only available on selected routes.

ROCK ARENA HOSTED BY J AY SHELDON

including... Asfan (feat. Kamasastra) (above), Yuna (feat. Sonaone), Judika, IAmNeeta, Nadira Adnan, Kristal, Agnes Mo, Hez Hazmi, Khai Bahar, Radhi OAG, Syed Shamim, Taufik Batishah, Kaka Azraff, Natasha Sass

MALAY CLASSICS

including... 周兴哲, 曹格, 方大同&王力宏 (above), 那 英, SHE, 易桀齐, 戴佩妮, 严爵, 古巨基, 罗志祥&小S, 温力铭, 罗忆诗, 苏打绿, 邓紫棋, 凌加峻, 梁静茹, 萧敬腾, 品冠, 张韶涵, 宇珩, 韦礼安, 宇田

KOREAN HOSTED BY E LLEN HAN

including... Brother Jack McDuff (above) , The Gene Harris Quartet, Joe Pass, Stacey Kent, Woody Herman, Sphere, Taylor Eigsti, Benny Green & Russell Malone, Gregory Porter, John Scofield & Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Scott Hamilton

Holy Quran

An interactive e-learning application that enables passengers to read the Holy Quran and listen to its recitation.

NASYID

Berlitz® Word Traveler including... Deep Purple (above), Bad Company, The Velvet Underground, The Parrots, Motorhead, T.Rex, Kansas, Garbage, Jeff Beck, Merchandise, The Doors, The Hollies, Black Foxxes, Megadeth

GOLDEN ERA HOSTED BY R  ICHARD LA FABER

including... Sanisah Huri (above), A. Ramlie, J. Mizan, Sudirman, Ramlah Ram, Salamiah Hassan, Iklim, Zaiton Sameon, Wan, Fauziah Latiff, Azlina Aziz, Dato M Daud Kilau, Hetty Koes Endang

HINDI RHYTHMS

including... TaeYeon (above), Wonder Girls, Girl Friends, Sistar, Beast, Kim Tae Woo & Ali, Davichi, Eric Nam & Loco, San E & Raina, Kissum & Seulong, Urban Zakapa, Seventeen

Including... Kyrel AlGayauwi (above), Iris Duo, Sami Yusof, Ammar Hamdan, Humood AlKhuder, Maher Zain, Imam Muda Asyraf, Hazami, Farid Sanullah, Faizal Tahir

JAPANESE

AGHANI ARABBIYAH

HOSTED BY K  AORU SATO

This language training tool can teach you the basics of 23 languages.

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including... Daniel Skye (above), Timeflies, Tinashe, Britney Spears, Usher, Chvrches, Wrabel, Flo Rida, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, DJ Snake, Demi Lovato, Mike Posner, Black Eyed Peas (feat. The World)

HOSTED BY M  ONA JASMAN

b-wise™ (A380 only)

Learn about local business cultures and etiquette, wherever you are in the world!

including... Bruce Springsteen (above), Donna Summer, Seal, Sister Sledge, Deee-Lite, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Harry Nilsson, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Huey Lewis & The News, The Beach Boys, Ultravox, Eagles

including... Meet Bros & Kanika Kapoor (above), Rahul Vaidya, Jonita Gandhi & Amit Mishra, Mohit Chauhan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar & Neha Kakkar & Manj, Sonakshi Sinha & Vishal Dadlani, Ankit Tiwari & Arijit Singh

including... 藍井エイ ル Eir Aoi (above), EGOWRAPPIN’, Yui, 平井 堅 Ken Hirai, 中島美嘉 Nakashima Mika, 2PM, アンジェラ・アキ Angela Aki, Perfume, 森山直太朗 Moriyama Naotaro, 宇多 田ヒカル Utada Hikaru, Kalafina, TM Revolution

including... Carole Samaha (above), Ramy Sabry, Razan, Amr Mostafa, Sherine, Loai, Fadl Shaker (feat. Elissa), Mohamed Raheem, Somaya, Rabih Al Assamr, Samara, Hatem Fahmi, Amr Mostafa & Orsi, Houda Haddad

Soundview Executive Book Summaries (A380 only)

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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A quick and easy way to distill key ideas from today’s top business books.

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HANDSET INSTRUCTIONS

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

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1. 控制板*

1. 上下左右ボタン*

2. Window Display

2. 顯示視窗

2. ウィンドウ表示

3. Mode

3. 模式

3. モード

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Reading Light ON/OFF

4. 閱讀燈 ON/OFF

4. 読書用ライトON/OFF

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Channel UP/DOWN

5. 頻道 UP/DOWN

5. チャンネルUP/DOWN

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Volume UP/Down

6. 音量 UP/DOWN

6. 音声ボリュームUP/DOWN

7. Brightness UP/DOWN

7. 亮度 UP/DOWN

7. 明るさUP/DOWN

8. Button Disabled

8. 呼叫乘務員/取消

8. 乗務員呼び出し/取消

9. Select/Start*

9. 選擇/開始*

9. 選択/スタート*

10. Enter*

10. 確認*

10. 入力*

11. Game Controls*

11. 遊戲控制*

11. ゲームコントロール*

12. Audio/Video Controls To Rewind, Play/Pause, Forward and Stop for Audio/Video.

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13. Back button To go to previous screen. 14. Screen ON/OFF button To switch the Interactive screen ON/OFF. 15. Home button Shortcut to go to Main Menu.

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16. QWERTY keyboard - B738 / A333 17. Magnetic card reader * Not on the Inseat System

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Up Close

1. The greatest moment in my life was when I gave birth to my second baby naturally without having to go through C-section. 2. The greatest regret I have is not being brave enough to ask my parents if I could further my studies in my dream school, Central Saint Martins in London, after I graduated from the LaSalle fashion school in Montreal. 3. The one virtue I try to live by is to always do my best! goingplacesmagazine.com / 96 / November 2016

4. The person I most admire is my teacher Simonetta Mariano. She is a well-known costume designer for Hollywood movies. 5. I deplore people who are lazy and arrogant. 6. The qualities I like in a person are simple, humble, friendly and hardworking.

AWARD-WINNING MALAYSIAN FASHION DESIGNER MELINDA LOOI BELIEVES IN RAISING THE BAR AND CHALLENGING HERSELF TO REMAIN MOTIVATED.

7. My guilty pleasures are desserts, especially ice cream and chocolates. 8. To keep motivated, I have to always raise the bar and challenge myself for my next collection.

16. In another life, I am Lara Croft: Tomb Raider or Black Widow? Lara Croft and Black Widow rolled into one.

9. The book I’m reading now is … I don’t have the time to do so!

17. If I had super powers, it would be to fly like a bird or swim like a mermaid or to have the power to protect the world from wars.

10. My current favourite song is everything that’s playing on the radio. The only time I listen to (the radio is) when I’m stuck in a traffic jam. 11. The last time I took a vacation was during the Hari Raya holidays this year with my kids. We stayed two nights in Penang. 12. To relieve stress, I cook or have a Milo “kaw” (chocolate drink). 13. The three things I cannot live without are my ‘confidence’, my camera phone and a breath spray.

18. My favourite superhero is my Poh Poh (Grandmother). 19. If I could turn back time, I would go study in England to improve on my skills and my English. I plan to do so once my kids are much older. 20. If I could change one thing in this world, it would be to stop racism. 21. If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, they would be Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen. 

14. My favourite movie of all time is … there are too many! I would say anything fantasy or based on a true story that has the ability to make me laugh and cry at the same time.

22. And we would be eating nasi lemak and roti canai and drinking teh tarik.

15. The most memorable scenes are ones with dramatic costumes with crazy background displays. It could be anywhere, maybe in a touching scene.

24. When flying, I never wear an evening gown.

23. And discussing about everything but fashion!

25. When flying, I always watch lots of movies!


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