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MY Guide to London, Kyoto’s Zen gardens, traditional dishes to celebrate Eid, KL’s fitfood trend

Saving the Malayan tiger, and a chat with Asia’s 2016 Best Female Chef Margarita Forés

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INSIDE

NAVIGATOR

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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GOING PLACES ON THE WEB

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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THE CURE Lotions, potions, spas, and more

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THREE TO WATCH

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Our movie recommendations to watch onboard this month

The globetrotter’s styling guide

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TRAVEL CONCIERGE

GIZMOS & GADGETS Our pick of gadgets to have

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

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ART & DESIGN Andy Warhol exhibition in Stockholm, exploring the seas through art in Singapore, and more

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GLOBAL CITIZEN TV host Jason Godfrey shares travel tips on KL and Cape Town

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HOMEGROWN

CHEF’S CUT

WARISAN

Kam Raslan muses on our addiction to smartphones

Edric Ong, defender of endangered textile traditions

Filipino chef Margarita Forés, 2016’s Best Female Chef in Asia

Keunikan lemang periuk kera sempena Hari Raya Aidilfitri

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UNPLUGGED: GOURMET Traditional dishes to celebrate Eid

GIVING BACK Saving Malayan tigers from extinction

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Out Of This World There are landscapes that take our breaths away, and then there are those that look like fantasy settings dreamt up by J.R.R Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Discover the latter as you feast your eyes on the bubble-gum pink Lake Hillier off the south coast of Western Australia, travel to the gateways of the underworld at the seemingly bottomless Thor’s Well, lie beneath the starry sky within the network of Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand, and many more. 123RF

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This month, we continue to bring you online exclusive content from around the world, from otherworldly landscapes to establishments serving galactic portions to whet your appetites to the coolest music festivals. Also, check out alternative museums for those who wish to veer off the path of highbrow art.

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Craving a doughnut? We’ve got just the thing for you at Round Rock Donuts in Texas where they come in at about a kilogramme each! But if you want something more savoury, check out where you can get colossal pizzas, burgers, steaks, hot dogs, and more. We’ll leave it to you to decide if there can really be too much of a good thing.

Throughout 2016, there will be a number of unique fiestas in celebration of music and milestone events. Relive your favourite movie moments at the European Film Music Festival in Krakow, kick up a storm to the tunes of Iggy Pop and indie rockers, or join other hip hop fans at the Summer Jam Tokyo in Japan.

Sink your teeth into all things vampire – the mythology thrusted into the spotlight thanks to the success of the Twilight series – in Paris or spend a day appreciating Charlie Chaplin’s history and memorabilia in Vevey, Switzerland. Either way, these are not your run-of-the-mill museums.

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The festival of Eid, or Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia, is a nostalgic time for me. It reminds me of my childhood friends Nizam, Faizal and Atan back in my hometown of Segamat, Johor. The three boys come from a family of 11 children and they lived next door to us. goingplacesmagazine.com / 6 / July 2016

HARI RAYA was always a huge, boisterous affair at their home. With 11 children, you can imagine the age gap of the siblings. As Hari Raya approached, the older children would return to the kampung from the city or from overseas where they were working or studying and the atmosphere would turn lively.

Coming from a small family, I looked forward to visiting them and to be immersed in their revelry on the first day of Raya. One of the things I missed the most was the food. The ketupat (diamond-shaped rice cakes), beef rendang (curry), serunding (meat floss) and the cookies, while available throughout the year these days, somehow tasted much better when eaten during the festive season. This month, Muslims around the world will celebrate Hari Raya after a month of fasting. In the spirit of this important celebration, we invited Malaysian chef Marina Mustafa to introduce to us dishes that are traditionally eaten during this festive period. In her story, Marina explains about the dishes and gives us a little insight into how Hari Raya is celebrated

at her home. We are also fortunate to be able to tell the story of Noorshafry Abdul Malik, or more endearingly known as Atan, who makes lemang (glutinous rice) – another Raya musthave – using pitcher plants instead of bamboo stems. If you guessed London is the city illustrated on this month’s cover, you are absolutely right. The great city of London has something for everyone, from historical to modernday attractions. We also take a close look at Kyoto’s Zen gardens. While spring is a popular time to visit these gardens to see the blossoming cherry trees, autumn is equally ideal to soak in its beautiful fall foliage. This month, we caught up with Royal Selangor’s Chen Tien Yue. The executive director and fourth generation descendant of the founder of the world’s largest pewter maker shares the brand’s philosophy on staying relevant for the long term. We also met up with Edric Ong, the Sarawakian fashion designer who has worked tirelessly to promote pua kumbu, the multi-coloured ceremonial cotton cloth in traditional patterns

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used by the Iban community in Sarawak, and Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2016 and champion of Filipino food. We hope you will enjoy reading this issue. My personal wish is that you will find a feature or two that will resonate with you. I know I found mine. I’ll be looking for that large family who will welcome me to their Raya ‘open house’ to rekindle the feeling of feasting, family style, this festive period. To all our Muslim guests, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin from all of us at Malaysia Airlines and Going Places.

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Dear Editor, I am an avid reader of Going Places. Over the years, the magazine has improved by leaps and bounds, with creative and innovative content and design. Your April 2016 edition featured a story ‘‘Generating Opportunities’’ that struck a particular nerve with me. Just the day before, my own son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, combined with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Naturally, I was overwhelmed with worry and uncertainty for my child’s future, whether I would be able to fulfill all his special needs. It was as if Providence had lent me a hand to read about the wonderful work being done by Puan Juairiah and her team. I salute them as well as the supportive parents of GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables) students. To know that there are such avenues provided for our beautifully-different children is inspiring and comforting. I hope Going Places will feature more of such stories in the future, as well as how we are able to lend our support towards these causes. Making a golden future together.

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It was in a relaxed setting, and the questions were kept very simple. This young man was among the 12 trainees who were meeting representatives of various companies that day to determine their suitability for job placements. These trainees all have learning difficulties such as Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, lifelong conditions that make it very difficult for them to lead independent lives or hold jobs.

The interview was held at the GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables) centre, a not-for-profit organisation, which offers support for people with learning disabilities who have completed secondary school. “It’s like a matchmaking session, job matchmaking,” said its founder Juairiah Johari with a laugh. An energetic school teacher by day, Juairiah plans and oversees the Economic Empowerment programme for GOLD on a volunteer basis.

GOLD takes in graduating students from the special needs class of Bandar Sunway secondary school where Juairiah teaches, along with several from other schools. Admission is based on their ability, as well as the commitment of their parents as this is instrumental to their children’s success. “The parents have been very supportive,’’ she said. GOLD, in fact, began in 2000 as a parental support group for the Bandar Sunway school’s special needs class. As the children grew into young adults, GOLD grew along with them to become a centre for those who have completed schooling. While they are not independent enough to find jobs, many can work in a sheltered environment where their needs are understood. GOLD, thus, began an Economic Empowerment programme in 2012 to create work opportunities in a supported workplace.

Around 12 trainees, aged 19 to 31, now come to the centre every weekday from 9 am to 5 pm. Supervised by two teachers, they bake cookies, make greeting cards and stick

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“I LIKE TO COOK,” the young man answered tentatively when asked about his interests. Dressed neatly in a white shirt and black pants, he was attending a job interview, but it was no ordinary interview.

decals onto ceramic items, all for sale. They receive wages as well as state retirement and insurance benefits. But it’s not just about earning a wage. Their work there also helps them gain the skills for open employment, as it is GOLD’s ultimate aim to help them lead independent lives. And this is where the job matchmaking comes in. For those ready to leave its sheltered confines, GOLD tries to find them suitable positions, usually in the kitchen or housekeeping in a hotel.

It’s a time of celebration when trainees are able to leave the centre for the big world but it’s also such a great challenge that the risk of failure is high. Thus, they still come to the centre twice a week, while working outside for the other three days. In this way, the teachers can help reinforce their skills, as well as assist in paperwork like filling forms and taking them to the bank to cash their pay cheques. So far, GOLD has placed 120 trainees but many lasted only a few months because they couldn’t fit in. They returned to work full-time at the centre, and the process begins all over again.

Its journey hasn’t been easy but GOLD has been resilient and persistent. With seed funding from the Sunway Group, a large Malaysian property conglomerate, it experimented with many ways to find work that its trainees can do and which the public wants.

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I am a frequent traveller on Malaysia Airlines due to my work, and an avid reader of Going Places. I was so touched by the March 2016 and April 2016 issues which featured the stories of Teach for Malaysia and the GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables) programme. I never knew there are such NGOs helping Malaysians in need. I was so impressed by their hard work and hope Going Places will continue to share these stories in future. CHAN CHIEW TING, Labuan, Malaysia

I have been a reader of the magazine on every Malaysia Airlines flight. Coming back from Korea in April, your story ‘Roti Ketuhar Batu’ caught my attention. I am planning to travel around Malaysia soon. Your articles – always very informative and exciting to read – have made deciding where to visit so much easier. Every MH flight has been a pleasant experience. DIMAS NURATHIQUA BINTI MOHAMMAD JOHARDI, Labuan, Malaysia

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Contributors

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Fuelled by her love for creative exploration, Hui Tong ventured into graphic design and graduated from The One Academy in Kuala Lumpur. Through her whimsical creations, she hopes to put a smile on people’s faces. She is the illustrator of our London map, used also on the cover of this issue.

Jo is a freelance travel and arts journalist, writing about everything from culture to scuba diving. Born and bred in London, her work appears in national newspapers, glossy and in-flight magazines and online.

Lucas is a Swiss freelance photographer and filmmaker based in Phnom Penh. His work has been featured in BBC World, MSNBC, Lonely Planet, Skyscanner and Der Spiegel, among others. Lucas specialises in travel and documentary assignments, and has travelled extensively throughout Asia.

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Marina is a versatile chef of traditional and modern Malay dishes. She has authored numerous cookbooks and cohosted a cooking programme on television. For our story, Marina lists and explains the traditional dishes to have during Eid celebrations.

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With 10 years’ experience as a qualified master in the field of Reiki energy healing, Martin Fields will be sharing his expertise with guests at the Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam, throughout August this year. Helping guests achieve better wellbeing, Fields will also assist with chakra balancing, meditation and reflexology, all blended with Reiki for a more tailored session based on individual needs. Private consultations with visiting practitioners and weekly wellness activities are all complimentary of the resort. sixsenses.com

The Super BioActive Age Control serum from Swedish brand Estelle & Thild helps to improve skin’s signs of ageing with its formula containing the hero ingredient of Marine Microalgae along with Hyaluronic Acid and PHA acid. These work to hydrate skin, improve skin elasticity and suppleness, and repair damage from UV rays. Expect smoother skin and less-visible appearance of fine lines with daily use. Available at Sephora outlets. sephora.my

2. Scent of a Woman

Take time to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body with the Moroccan Sahara Tea from premium tea-makers TWG Tea. Its combination of green and black tea containing antioxidants helps fight cell damage, improve blood flow, and lower cholesterol levels. Hints of bitter almond and wild orange flowers add a distinctive taste to this sumptuous beverage. twgtea.com

Malaysian fragrance designer Josh Lee has added another creation to his collection of Heritage Through Scent fragrances with the new Nyonya eau de parfum. Drawing on the legacy of the Nyonya, a Peranakan woman of mixed Straits ethnicity, the scent epitomises the modern woman who embraces her cultural heritage, whiffed through notes of rose, jasmine, lotus, champaca, peony and orchid set against notes of bergamot, neroli, cedar, sandalwood and musk. Heady and floral, the scent harks back to the glamorous days of old. joshleefragrances.com

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It’s a season for happiness, bottled in a scent in the new xo Victoria fragrance from Victoria’s Secret. With a formulation that includes essence of Victoria rose and the rare Twilight Orchid, matched with sparkly citrus notes and warm tones of English Ivy, the aroma is of bliss and peace. valiram.com / victoriassecret.com

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6. Beauty Getaway Indulge in a luxurious made-to-measure beauty treatment by venerable fashion and beauty house Guerlain with the Zen and Beauty by Guerlain accommodation package at the Mandarin Oriental Paris. The package includes a minimum one-night stay, daily breakfast, an 80-minute beauty treatment and a bottle of Guerlain perfume from the Exclusifs collection, bearing the name of the guest on the bottle – the perfect beauty getaway. mandarinoriental.com/paris

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3 1. Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice In the continuation of events from Man of Steel, Bruce Wayne (Batman) is convinced that Superman is a threat to humanity after the latter’s colossal battle with Zod left the city of Metropolis devastated, and is determined to end Superman’s reign on Earth. While the heroes find themselves in a one-on-one fight, an alarming evil lurks, threatening the welfare of the human race. BEN AFFLECK, HENRY CAVILL, AMY ADAMS PG-13 / 151 mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2. Black Mass

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This is a biopic on the reign of legendary 1970s gangster Jimmy ‘Whitey’ Bulger as the most feared man in Boston. Bulger takes an unconventional route to the top by being the brother to powerful State Senator Billy Bulger and an informant to the FBI, which closes an eye to his criminal activities. The unholy alliance allows Bulger to become one of the most ruthless and untouchable criminal bosses in Boston’s history.

Max is a highly trained service dog too traumatised to return to service after his handler and best friend Kyle Wincott was killed in Afghanistan. Back in the U.S., he is adopted by the Wincott family, but troubled teenage brother Justin wants nothing to do with the dog. Max, on the other hand, is only too willing to connect with Justin, and may be the family’s only hope to discover what really happened to Kyle on the frontlines.

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1. Easy To Locate Samsonite recently announced the introduction of Track&Go, a beacon device that can be built into suitcases. This allows your luggage to be easily and privately traced using a security protocol by Google. Just register via the Travlr by Samsonite app and use it to check a suitcase’s location within a distance of 70 metres. Samsonite aims to launch the first suitcases featuring Track&Go in Europe at the end of 2016, followed by other international markets. samsonite.com

2. Slim Is In The Aspire S 13 from Acer weighs a mere 1.3kg and measures 14.48mm in thickness. It comes complete with a hinge design, 13-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with Acer BluelightShield technology and optional 10-point touch capability. Powered by sixth-generation Intel Core processors, the notebook can be further geared with up to 8GB of RAM and a 512GB solid state drive. acer.com

3. More Than A Mouse Swiftpoint’s GT is a mouse that allows touch gestures with a natural finger and wrist action without having to actually interact with the screen. It features a unique patented ergonomic design and is small enough to put in your pocket. Comes in a custom-designed carry case with accessories comprising a USB receiver/charger, palm-rest mat, magnetic parking spot to attach the GT to the outside of your laptop, cleaning cloth and spare stylus nibs. swiftpoint.com

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4. All-Round Performance HTC’s One A9 combines striking design on the outside with features such as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and HTC Sense software on the inside. It also comes packed with the HTC UltraSelfie feature, which allows for more vibrant, real and true-to-life snaps. With a 32GB configuration and expandable memory of up to 2TB in SD card storage, the phone is more than capable of storing all your photos, music and videos. Available in carbon grey and topaz gold. htc.com

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LG’s latest Rolly Keyboard 2, comes with five rows of keys instead of the four as seen on the first-generation version, but retains the original’s rollup functionality. Other new features include a tab key at the bottom of the pad, improved Bluetooth support, which now allows users to pair the keyboard with three other Android, Windows or iOS devices. lg.com

The Swarovski Activity Tracking Jewellery, designed in collaboration with Misfit, allows a person to log physical activity both day and night. Lightweight and soft to the touch, it is able to monitor fitness goals when connected to a smartphone. A simple tap will light it up, indicating the time and status of activity accomplished. Wear it attached to a crystalstudded bracelet or sleek sports band. swarovski.com


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For those who prefer simplicity with a unique twist for Eid celebrations this year, Malaysian jewellery brand The Straits Finery may have just the thing. Their debut Luna Collection is inspired by the moon and the basic circle shape, and features minimalist pieces in solid 14-karat gold or sterling silver. Alongside the earrings, the rings and necklaces can be worn alone or stacked together for a mixed-and-matched look. thestraitsfinery.com

Inspired by jewellery worn by Russian royalty of bygone days, this cascading necklace from the Fiori d’arancio collection by fine jeweller Damiani features a floral motif that references the delicate wax orange blossom tiara worn by the Countess Sveva della Gherardesca for her wedding to Nicholas Romanov. The buds are reinterpreted in diamonds and white gold that lead to a full luxurious effect. damiani.com

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4. Swing Time

Lovers of minimalist jewellery may opt for these cuffs from Thomas Sabo in sterling silver, yellow gold or rose gold. Get complimentary engraving at the store and wear your motto loud and proud. thomassabo.com

For a touch of playful sparkle, these swinging Art Deco earrings set with kite-shaped diamonds, baguette diamonds and pink diamonds from Avakian will enhance any outfit, be it for work or a fĂŞte. avakian.com


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The new Infinity Precious collection from DeGem brings a new dimension to wedding rings with brightly coloured gemstones such as with these rings using natural, unheated pink sapphire enhanced by fancy cut diamonds adorning its sides. Pretty unconventional as far as wedding rings go, but with rings as beautiful as these, you’ll not need to take them off. infinity-rings.com

Still on exquisite jewellery for the festive season, Swarovski’s collection of sophisticated sparkles inspired by the sea, including this stunning Eglantine necklace, recreates the beauty of the underwater flora and fauna in its purple and aquamarine hues. swarovski.com

6. Stunning Sunburst

Whether it’s the Iceberg ring in white gold and diamonds, or in white gold, blue topaz and diamonds, the straight geometric lines make these Carrera y Carrera definite modern beauties that will shine and look elegant on anyone. carreraycarrera.com

Perfect for Eid celebrations this month, Selberan’s sunflower brooch from the Surya collection is crafted of diamond-studded rice pearls with a centre of diamonds and pink and yellow sapphires. A stunning piece that’s sure to be a conversation starter. selberan.com

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

A VIEW TO RUN FOR

THERE IS NO BETTER WAY to savour the breath-taking views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta than having your feet pound the iconic red earth and sand dunes at the Australian Outback Marathon, happening between 28 July and 2 August. Catering to all fitness levels, runners can choose to either run the full marathon, half marathon, 11km, or 6km routes.

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Prepare for a night of roaring laughter with the return of the musical comedy Nunsense, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Having taken Broadway by storm, follow a group of nuns on their knee-slapping adventures as they take over the Shear Madness hairdressing salon to cover the burial costs of their Sisters, all accidentally poisoned by their chef. It will be showing at PJ Live Arts at Jaya One on 13 July-7 August.

Fans of The Beatles are in for a treat when the 5-star reviewed international musical Let It Be makes its way to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Plenary Hall on 13-17 July. Having wowed London’s West End and New York’s Broadway audiences, relive each night with 40 of their greatest hits, including Twist and Shout, She Loves You, Yesterday, Hey Jude, and Let It Be.

Witness the world’s biggest annual get-together of all things horticultural, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, from 5 to 10 July. Take a stroll through the Show Gardens, the Rose Marquee, Floral Marquee and plant pavilions before listening in on talks to grow your very own prized blooms.

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Celebrate the historical richness of music and drama against the beautiful backdrop of Baroque architecture at The Salzburg Festival, happening this 22 July until 31 August. Mozart’s operas, including Le nozze di figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte will take centre stage. Other highlights include Cecilia Bartoli’s West Side Story and William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

The Good Vibes Festival is back for a third round this 12-13 August at The Ranch in Genting Highlands, Malaysia with a stellar line-up that is bound to get the crowd cheering on their feet. Amongst the international acts are The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, and Ryan Hemsworth. Our very own local music exports such as Enterprise, Froya, Jumero, and more, will also take to the stage.

Music lovers will not want to miss The Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, showcasing renowned world and indigenous Bornean musicians, from 5 to 7 August. Proudly sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, afternoons will be filled with informative workshops, ethnomusical lectures, jamming sessions, and mini concerts, and evenings will see main stage performances.

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Restaurant openings, news + reviews

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On the lookout for innovative chocolate flavours? Malaysian artisanal chocolate makers Cocoraw just might have what you’re looking for. Owned and made by the two-person team of See Pin & Michael, Cocoraw produces small-batch Belgian chocolate ganaches in three primary flavours: dark, milk, and Salted Gula Melaka, with occasional specials Alcoholics Anonymous (chocolates made with rum) or Surprise (carbonated chocolate) having turned up on their Facebook page. Each 18-cube box is priced at RM30 per box or RM55 for two, and is available to order online.

Taka by Sushi Saito serves up arguably the best sushi in Asia outside of Japan. Located in St Regis Kuala Lumpur, the high-end Japanese restaurant is Malaysia’s first restaurant by Chef Saito, himself the youngest three Michelin-starred sushi chef in the world. And as you would expect, the sushi here is impeccable: All ingredients are personally chosen by Chef Saito from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market and shipped to Kuala Lumpur, with Taka by Sushi Saito’s offerings mirroring those served in his restaurant in Tokyo. Taka seats just 16 people – in line with the ideal 8:1 ratio of sushi chefs to diners – and is an omakase-only sushi bar. It has to be said, however, that you should check your credit limit first before making a reservation.

If the idea of sandwiches, pasta, and brunch sounds comforting to you, hop on by to Smirk Café. The laidback café opened in the heart of Bangsar’s Telawi Street area, serving up generous portions of all-day brunches and mains like Slipper Lobster with Sundried Tomato, Caesar Salad, and Braised Beef Tenderloin Sandwich. And if you’re looking for afternoon libations, there’s a list of cocktails that would provide just the right buzz to cool down a hot afternoon: The Chocolate Martini and Electric Blue Lemonade are among the crowd favourites.

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KL’s nightlife hub TREC welcomes another top-class establishment in the form of Le Noir. Opened at the end of May, the 8,000-sq-ft nightspot is an expansion from Le Noir in Singapore’s Clarke Quay, which has been around for over nine years. The three-storey building includes the main dance floor, DJ lounge and rooftop bar where you’ll get to drink in cocktails while soaking in a 360-degree view of the city’s skyline. And when it comes to food, this isn’t your regular gravy ‘n’ chips joint: on the menu are light-bites-style dishes like pan-seared scallops served with sweet corn salsa, and fresh Amoroso tomatoes stuffed with egg rillettes.

The winter season in Australia is no excuse to put a stop to food festivals, the latest being the Good Food & Wine Show in Perth. Taking place on 8-10 July at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, the event features over 200 exhibitors, with avenues like Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley, Brewers Lane, Maggie’s Kitchen Table, and Artisan Lane providing a full day of gastronomic exploration. Other highlights include appearances by Adriano Zumbo, one of Australia’s top patissiers, and Nick Haddow, the founder of Bruny Island Cheese Co., regarded as one of the country’s best cheese-makers.

Chef Toni Valero, whose resumé includes stints at Mugaritz and El Celler de Can Roca, has returned to the KL dining scene following the closure of Ohla Tapas at The Intermark. Coquo (which means “I cook” in Latin) in Solaris Dutamas is arguably KL’s most stylish tapas-style restaurant to date, and the dishes are equally impressive. Must-tries include octopus with boiled potatoes, saffron foam & La Vera smoked paprika; the 68-degree cooked suckling pig; and an Iberico pork tartare served with a sweet-sour mango “yolk”. You don’t go home without wanting to return the next day.

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If there’s one thing New Zealand knows how to do well, it’s producing fresh, topquality produce that chefs love to cook with. Which is precisely why you should get down to Auckland for the Food Show, which takes place on 28-31 July at the ASB Showgrounds, and will feature the country’s top chefs who will be sharing their culinary secrets. Among them include NZ’s darling and best-selling cookbook author, Chelsea Winter, and Michelinstarred chef, ex-Masterchef judge, and former Gordon Ramsay right-hand-man Josh Emett, who has been actively opening restaurants across the country.

If you’re tired of carb-loaded fast-food lunches, there’s a healthier alternative now, thanks to Greenies on-the-go meals: a salad-in-ajar meal that features eight types of salads, including Mortar and Pestle Pesto (pesto mixed with Parmigiano-Reggiano and extra virgin olive oil); Superfoods (black quinoa, broad beans and sunflower seeds); and Truffle Mushrooms (whole grains with stir-fried mushrooms, arugula, toasted walnuts, shaved Pecorino Romano and truffle oil). The salads are prepared daily, good to go right out of the jar, and are sold at RM12-13 from vending machines across the Klang Valley. Find out where you can find one from their website.

The seaside town of Whitstable in southeast England explodes into life when the Whitstable Oyster Festival takes place on 21-31 July. Over 80,000 people – that’s almost three times the town’s population – are expected to arrive here to feast on oysters and seafood fresh off the boat, with street parties, music performances and outdoor cinema screenings taking place on the weekends. And when the oysters are shucked and slurped, you can take part in Grotter building – a local tradition of building small hollow mounds decorated with oyster shells.

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Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel Allauch in France is redefining the 5-star stay by offering sleep beneath the stars in a bubble. Each one comes with a private shower and toilet, king-sized bed, a set of table and chairs, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a particularly scenic viewpoint. When you are done exploring the nearby village, turn your eyes to the night sky with the provided telescope and star chart.

Relive your Austenesque days at The Gainsborough Spa, the first and only hotel in the U.K. where visitors can soak in Bath’s famed thermal natural waters known for its healing properties. And at the heart of its Georgian and Victorian period style, five-star modern amenities and culinary delights by Johann Lafer (one of Germany’s Michelin-starred chefs) await you.

Whatever the occasion, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G will rise to meet it with 12 cuttingedge designed meeting spaces, complete with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment from the Bose home theatre system with LED lights. Not limited to events, the hotel boasts 469 beautifully furnished rooms with city views, a comprehensive fitness centre, and award-winning restaurants.

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Lighting up the Cotai Strip with a halfscale imitation of the Eiffel Tower – replete with observation decks and a gourmet restaurant – later this year is The Parisian Macao. The hotel will boast an impressive number of 2,900 guest rooms and suites while its retail mall will feature an eclectic mix of street artists, mimes, buskers, formal gardens, fountains, hedge mazes, carousels, bistros, and reflective pools for an authentic recreation of Parisian chic.

Check stifling formalities at the front door of M Social Singapore – recently opened in June – and indulge in its cosy, chic work and play spaces designed with warm-coloured hues, thick carpets, and luxurious pashmina throws. Embracing technology, it offers a selfcheck-in kiosk, and each room comes with a complimentary smartphone complete with a city guide, unlimited data usage, and free local and international calls.

This is one for the art connoisseurs, as contemporary pieces and sculptures from the likes of Salvador Dalí, Gao Xiang Wu, and Chen Wenling dot the Hotel Éclat Taipei. When you are done exploring the busy Da’an district, personal touches such as a rainforest shower in each of the 60 rooms will be a delightful welcome. eclathotels.com/taipei

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With a more contemporary and relaxed setting thanks to Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola, il Sereno Lake Como is set to stand out from the rest of its NeoRenaissance-styled neighbours come 31 July. Featuring an infinity pool and spa, there are only 30 rooms for an intimate feel, and they boast show-stopping views of the lake, mountains, and the adjacent village of Torno.

Be transported back to the era of glitzy glamour when you check into the newly refurbished 1930s heritage-listed Sydney Water Board headquarters; now operating in the centre of the city as the 5-star Primus Hotel Sydney. While all of its generously sized 172 rooms and suites have been updated with modern comforts – WiFi included – the hotel has managed to retain its old-world charm with the faithful restoration of its original art deco elements.

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur has opened, bringing its signature Butler Service offering bespoke services that include complimentary daily pressing, unpacking and packing, and in-room morning coffee and tea service. It hosts 208 elegantly furnished rooms with walk-in wardrobes, and a sushi restaurant, Taka by Sushi Saito, by the famed chef, Takashi Saito.

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1. Pop Star Andy Warhol remains ubiquitous in the arts scene. Last year his works featured in more than 30 shows worldwide. His influence stretches beyond art and has had an effect on music, fashion, communications and advertising, which is what The Legacy Of Andy Warhol exhibition at Artipelag in Stockholm explores. Aside from a range of Warhol’s work from the 1960s through to the 1980s, the special Pop Up Store is filled with examples of Warhol’s imagery used in the media, product branding and popular culture. artipelag.se

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3. Jewels of the Earth Until 14 August, feast your eyes on precious gemstones and beautifully-crafted jewellery from long-established Parisian jewellery house, Van Cleef & Arpels, at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands. Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems takes visitors on a journey that starts deep underneath the Earth’s surface, where precious stones begin to take shape. After going though several stages of formation, visitors will discover how in the workshops of Van Cleef & Arpels these raw materials are fashioned into dazzling jewellery items. marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum

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Besides a visit to the new 10-storey expansion of the Tate Modern gallery that opened in June, the Mona Hatoum retrospective inside its walls is also a must-see. A radical voice in the arts scene, Hatoum began her career in the 1980s with public performances that exposed the conflicts and contradictions of modern society. Later she created large-scale sculptures and installations that further explored these themes and also investigated physical and political displacement. The major retrospective covers 35 years of her career, offering visitors a comprehensive understanding of her oeuvre. tate.org.uk

The Singapore Arts Museum’s Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea is a child-focused annual art and educational exhibition that explores the seas through the eyes of contemporary artists. As well as the world that lies beneath the ocean’s surface, Imaginarium looks at the coastal settlements that have taken root by the sea, showing how important the ocean is to our civilisation. singaporeartmuseum.sg

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5. Science Fiction If you’re strolling through Paris this July, be sure to visit artist and film director Clément Cogitore’s latest video installation, L’intervalle de resonance, at the Palais de Tokyo. The director’s oeuvre includes feature length film Ni le ciel ni la terre (The Wakhan Front), which this year was nominated for the César Best First Feature Film award. The installation investigates curious experiences linked to the Northern Lights, with the film playing with fantasy and reality by mingling scientific and mythological explanations of strange natural phenomena. palaisdetokyo.com

7. Time-Piece Fiona Hall’s Wrong Way Time exhibition has travelled far from the Venice Biennale to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. The artist was the first to exhibit in the new Australian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, and until July 10, the NGA offers audiences the chance to see this extraordinary show. Stepping into the exhibition hall is like stepping into another world; over 800 curiosities and objects fill the space, and the walls are lined with ticking clocks that remind visitors time is passing. “The world is such an amazing place, yet sadly we are living in troubled times, and that sense is reflected in a lot of the works,” explains Hall. nga.gov.au

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Global Citizen

Jason Godfrey Kuala Lumpur

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What do you love most about this city? Food, and the space. I’m coming from Hong Kong and it can feel claustrophobic. Whenever I get to KL it feels like there’s space again. Plus the city has a million malls, and that makes me feel nostalgic for Canada.

One thing about the locals. I love the South African accent, of which there seems to be three. African, Afrikaans, and a British sort of South African accent. They’re all awesome.

Where would you take a first-timer to in this city? Eat. I would take them to eat, eat, eat! I love the food in KL. What is the one thing that the first-timer must do in this city? Eat bak kut teh. Or paper thosai. Or go to that mamak shop and get some Indian food. The best place to have dinner with: a. family - my mom is pretty conservative, so I'd probably bring her to one of the malls and eat at one of the trendy contemporary restaurants you can find all over the city. b. friends - I'd hit the street, and eat at a local place. Get some drinks, and keep the food coming. The best thing about the locals. They’re savvy and are ready to give you back any sass you give them. I talk a lot. I make a lot of jokes, and I like to think I’m pretty quick, but the locals in KL can give it back to me as quickly as I dish it out. I like that. Name one souvenir to bring home. A durian. Why not? Five words that sum up this city. Vibrant, delicious, multicultural, modern, and beautiful. Where might we find you at 1 am in this city? Probably at the hotel. I get tired early these days.

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What do you find most refreshing about this city? It’s beautiful. The ocean gleams silver at the edge of the city, and Table Mountain rises up in the heart of it. The place is gorgeous.

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Filipino-Canadian model and TV host Jason Godfrey lets us in on what’s cool about Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town.

The one place that everyone must visit. Climb Table Mountain! Or at least hike up. I climbed it but that’s just me. The one local dish everyone must try. Sticky toffee pudding. I first had this here, and it’s meant to be a pretty local dish and it’s incredible. Also, you can try eating ostrich. They have a lot of ostrich there and it’s really, really good.   The best thing you can do here for free. Climb Table Mountain! It costs nothing though if you don’t want to hike down after going all the way up there, you may have to pay to ride on the cable car. A lesson learnt from this city: I used to come here for the season when I was a model, and I learnt the sun shines too bright in South Africa. Seriously, we used to stop shooting between noon and 3 p.m. because the sun was just too much. What was the best piece of souvenir you took home from here? I bought some really cool native masks from here, and some great batiks, a sort of wax painting thing. Name something they have that you wished you had at home: Lots of ostrich meat and great wine for really cheap. Honestly, it’s more the scenery of Cape Town that I wish I had. When I lived here, I had an ocean view and would see dolphins and whales. I wish I could take that view with me.

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We’re getting smarter every day, right? IT HAS BEEN TWO DAYS since something truly terrible happened to me. I left home without my mobile phone. Everything’s OK now, we’ve been reunited. I’ve recovered from the trauma, thanks for your concern. But for approximately one hour, I was out of contact with the entire world and it was a very frightening experience. goingplacesmagazine.com / 30 / July 2016

During that one hour I did speak to actual human beings but I couldn’t tap their faces to have them reveal pictures of kittens. I tried but it didn’t work. And I had a very profound thought: this is what it must have been like back in the Dark Ages when there were dragons and stuff; when warring families competed for control of a spiky metal throne; and when there were no WhatsApp groups with hundreds of messages that you can’t be bothered to read but you don’t want to leave the group because then they’ll think you’re arrogant. That’s right, it was just like being back in the 1990s. During that one hour without my smartphone I was a stupid person because I was unable to access Google. Google makes me smart, right? Just now a fragment of an old song came into my head but I couldn’t remember the name of the band so I turned to Google. The song was Making Plans for Nigel by the band XTC and it reached number 17 in the U.K. charts in 1979. I am now smarter. Right? Maybe or maybe not but it surely brings us all together because now we can be in contact with people and ideas from around the world at any time. Right? I was at a restaurant on Sunday night, which is when families eat together, because families that eat together stay together. There were four families at four tables and none of the family members were talking to each other. They were all on their phones “talking” to other

people. The restaurant was silent except for the sound of people asking for the Wi-Fi password. I was going to take a photo of them all and post it on Instagram but then I got a message on WhatsApp and I got distracted and forgot all about it. I can’t find any figures on smartphone usage around the world. There are figures on per capita smartphone ownership. According to a Pew Research Center survey in 2015, South Korea led the world with 88 percent owning a smartphone. Malaysia was at number eight with 65 percent, which was a leap from 34.5 percent just two years earlier. Ownership is one thing but actual usage is another matter. A couple of years ago I was in Istanbul (population 14 million) and I thought I’d take a look at my Waze app. In Kuala Lumpur (population six million), you’ll find 25,000 people using Waze to help them find a path through the terrible traffic. In Istanbul, there were 25 people using Waze. This is flimsy anecdotal evidence upon which to build an argument but perhaps there are cultural differences in the way smartphones are used and therefore, the different levels of smartphone addiction. Smartphone addiction is an epidemic taking over the planet (except perhaps for Turkish drivers) and I readily admit to being an addict. The addiction’s side-effects include being distracted, only ever having conversations

about re-posted stories you’ve seen on Facebook and saying things like, “I just want to watch this video about the Roman army and then I’ll do it, OK!?” The Internet is great and smartphones are great. I feel safer having one with me when I leave my home so I don’t want to turn the clock back to the Dark Ages or the 1990s when the only thing available on the early Internet was buffering … buffering. But it is a distraction that perhaps leads to an accumulation of trivia that we often mistake for knowledge. If only there was a way to take a holiday from the smartphone without feeling the panic that we might be missing out on something. You have to switch off your phone when you’re on a plane. You feel the anticipation for the destination but it’s still several hours away. You leaf through the in-flight magazine, check out the movies and then settle down to watch that Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy that didn’t get great reviews but still sounds like it might be fun. The darkness of the cabin and the sound of the engines give you a cloak of privacy and you’ll watch the movie. During the flight itself is one of the few places where one can take a holiday from the distractions of the smartphone.

If only there was a way to take a holiday ‘‘from the smartphone without feeling the panic that we might be missing out on something.„

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 exclusively written for Malaysia Airlines.

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London Calling Get to know London like a local with these insider tips, from pop-up movie nights and open-air pools to classic pubs and antiques emporia.

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GETTING AROUND The cheapest way to travel is with a prepaid Oyster card. The centre of town is actually quite small, so walking is often the fastest route. The city’s black cabs, all wheelchair accessible, show a yellow ‘TAXI’ sign when they’re available. RUN AROUND Every Saturday morning, thousands of Londoners assemble for Parkrun, a series of five-kilometre runs across the capital that are free, open to all and great fun. CIRCUS & CABARET London Wonderground brings the stars of cabaret, circus and family entertainment from the U.K. and around the world to an atmospheric 1920s Spiegeltent on the South Bank (to 25 September).

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COOL OFF Take a dip at one of London’s open-air pools, from the fancy Bamford Health Club & Spa on the roof of the Berkeley Hotel to the Kings Cross Pond Club, an all-natural art installation you can swim in. MOVIE NIGHT The Nomad Cinema screens new and classic films under the stars at pop-up locations all over London, including Coram Secret Garden and the Royal Academy of Arts. LET IT SLIDE UK’s tallest sculpture – the ArcelorMittal Orbit, created by artist Anish Kapoor, and Cecil Balmond’s sculpture-cum-viewing tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now boasts a tunnel slide! At 178 metres tall, it will have you squealing like a child.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Many of London’s top museums and galleries host regular after-hours events, including Sir John Soane’s Museum (first Tuesday of the month), the National Portrait Gallery (Thursdays and Fridays) and the Science Museum (last Wednesday of the month). PANORAMA Climb Parliament Hill, also known as Kite Hill, on North London’s Hampstead Heath for fantastic views over London.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT The Royal Opera House, one of the oldest and largest theatres in London, is home to the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet. Costumemaking workshops, rehearsal studios and more can be seen as part of the fascinating backstage tours. DEAD GOOD London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries were built in the 19th century to address overcrowding in local churchyards. The prettiest and most historical are Highgate and Brompton. DEER, OH DEER Richmond Park offers a taste of the countryside not far from the centre of town. Hire a bike and cycle the 12-kilometre Tamsin Trail around its perimeter, looking out for the herds of red and fallow deer.

STYLIST SOUVENIRS The gift shop at the London Transport Museum is full of fantastic souvenir ideas, from classic posters to accessories made from the fabric you find on the Tube. DAY-TRIPPER Oxford, 70 minutes from London by train, is home to the U.K.’s oldest university. Soak up the history, take a river tour in a punt and don’t miss the Harry Potter film locations. BED TIME Make the most of London’s architectural heritage with a stay at an unusual hotel conversion. The Milestone in Kensington was once a series of townhouses; Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel occupies the former seat of local government; and the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone was one of London’s first purpose-built fire stations. TUCK IN The Far East doesn’t have a monopoly on night markets these days, with weekend events like Street Feast bringing together dozens of food stalls and cocktail and beer bars, plus DJs who create a party vibe.

ART JAUNT East London is a hotbed of street art, and there’s no better way to experience it than on a dedicated tour with Street Art London. The artist guides really know their stuff, and no two tours are the same. TREASURE TROVES Quirky antiques emporia like Camden Passage in Islington and Northcote Road Antiques Market in Clapham are fun for browsing and can yield unusual souvenirs too, from silver spoons to elegant attire. IN THE KNOW With new bars, shops and restaurants opening every day of the week, it’s hard to keep up. Just Opened London can help, letting you search by area. A LOVELY CUPPA Take a taste of England home with you with a specialty loose tea from 300-year-old supplier Fortnum & Mason. They come in lovely traditional caddies.

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BRITISH BOOZERS Traditional pubs are still the beating heart of London’s social scene, and there are some beautiful, historical ones around. Try The Mayflower in Rotherhithe, Cittie of Yorke in Holborn and The Nags Head in Belgravia. BOTTOMS UP London is crazy for cocktails these days and there are few mixologists as talented as Ryan Chetiyawardana, whose Dandelyan bar at Mondrian London at Sea Containers offers fantastic views of the river along with an innovative drinks menu. CALMING COFFEE Beautiful City of London church St Nicholas Cole Abbey dates back to the 12th century. You’ll find great coffee and healthy snacks and lunches in a peaceful environment at onsite café, The Wren. SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP You could spend a lifetime checking out London’s myriad shopping scenes but don’t miss cutting-edge gallery-style boutique Dover Street Market, gorgeous historic department store Liberty, or the Old Curiosity Shop, one of the oldest shop premises in London.

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LIVING HISTORY The late American artist Dennis Severs created this portrait of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers in his 18th-century East London home over a number of years. The Silent Night tour, where you wander in silence through rooms done up as if the family had just left them, is the most powerful way to experience it.

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Travel Tips

THE ORIGINAL JURASSIC PARK Crystal Palace Park is home to the curious spectacle of a collection of dinosaurs and extinct mammals – not all of them accurate – commissioned when the Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition, was moved here in 1854. It’s also home to the national sports centre, a playground and an outdoor concert stage.

ON YER BIKE Santander Cycles is London’s self-service, inexpensive and easy to use, free bike-sharing scheme for short journeys. The free Santander Cycles app tells you the location of the nearest docking stations and how many bikes and spaces are available. No booking is required.

HERITAGE LIVING Use the free Citymapper app to plan your journey and find the best route around the city. The planner app combines all transport modes available: walking, tube, metro, bus, train, rail, ferry, Uber, taxi, bicycles, and also include traffic and disruptions, all in real-time.

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Chen Tien Yue

Interview Julie Goh Photography courtesy of Royal Selangor

The Ties That Bind World’s largest pewter maker defies the proverbial saying, shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. Chen Tien Yue, one of Royal Selangor’s fourth-generation stewards, tells us why. goingplacesmagazine.com / 36 / July 2016

Tell us briefly about Royal Selangor.

1. The limited edition Kylo Ren figurine; part of Royal Selangor's Star Wars Collection 2. Chen, an Oxford graduate, worked at McKinsey & Co before joining the family business

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Royal Selangor is a luxury giftware and home décor brand with a heritage of pewter craftsmanship dating back to 1885. We design, craft, market and retail a wide range of pewter product categories: from tableware, home décor and tea-sets to personal accessories and baby gifts. Designers such as Erik Magnussen of Denmark, Nick Munro of the U.K., Jamy Yang of Shanghai and Freeman Lau of Hong Kong have designed ranges for Royal Selangor. We have also worked with some of the best museums in the world for design inspiration, including the National Palace Museum in Taiwan and the V&A Museum in London. Today, Royal Selangor products can be found

in the best department stores around the world, from Wako in Tokyo and David Jones in Sydney, to Harrods and Selfridges in London and Hudson’s Bay in Toronto. Royal Selangor retail stores can also be found in major retail capitals of the world – London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne. Our bespoke work includes champagne chillers for Krug and Dom Perignon, as well as trophies for major sporting events like F1 races and PGA golf tournaments.

What is your role as Executive Director of the company? I work with our sales and marketing offices in Asia to build the Royal Selangor brand. We have our own Royal Selangor teams in Singapore, China, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, and we work with exclusive distributors in Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. Four of us from the fourth generation of the family are currently working in the Royal Selangor group of companies: Yoon Li heads our design, manufacturing and group marketing functions, Chris provides creative direction for the Royal Selangor brand, and May Foon is Creative Director for Selberan, our fine jewellery brand.

Royal Selangor has been in this business for more than 130 years; how have you kept the brand and the products relevant? All of us at Royal Selangor are very proud of our rich heritage of pewter craftsmanship. We believe this authenticity, this preservation of craft from 1885, really resonates with our discerning customers. When you combine this authentic heritage with our intense level of product development activities, we believe you have the right formula for longevity. We launch over a hundred new designs a year. Last year’s launches brought many new customers to Royal Selangor through new licenses such as Star Wars, or new product categories such as whiskey. Achieving greater relevance in the lives of our customers will come from getting them to use our products more often, rather than keeping them purely for decorative


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purposes. Many will place photos in our frames, or keep their tea leaves fresh in our double-lid tea caddies, but I wish more customers would use their tankards and tumblers for cold drinks, and not save our wine goblets only for special occasions!

The business pretty much started off as a cottage industry but has now evolved to become a global luxury brand; when would you say was the defining moment for the business?

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I do not believe there is one single defining moment for our journey, which has lasted over 130 years. Some companies have transformed their business with the introduction of a single new product or category. Our story is different; it is one of continuous evolution and it has been made possible by the passion and loyalty of our craftsmen. They have nurtured and preserved (our founder) Yong Koon’s legacy; they have moved with the times as we repositioned the brand. Half a million visitors to our Visitor Centre each year see these 250 craftsmen at work, and they make fantastic ambassadors for the brand.

As a fourth generation flag-bearer, where will you take the company in the next 20-30 years? Our leadership team at Royal Selangor consists not only of family members but also non-family managers with decades of Royal Selangor experience working closely with dynamic young department heads. Heads of Design, Group Marketing, Communications, Sales, E-commerce are all in their 30s. This is the team taking us forward for the next 20–30 years. They are already engaging our customers in more effective ways, for example through our Facebook and Instagram platforms, our recently-revamped website, royalselangor.com, our loyalty programme Privileges, as well as on-ground activities like our current series of Star Wars roadshows. These communication or engagement activities not only help us reach a new generation of

consumers, but also customers in new geographies. The world is clearly a smaller place today, which means huge growth opportunities outside of Malaysia. We are conscious of the need for our product offering to be relevant to the lifestyles of each market we enter, so we will need to focus on a few key markets. The U.S. and China alone could keep us very busy for the coming years.

How are you going to do that? Well, with this management team in place, I plan to take it easy!

3. The company's first standalone store in the U.K. is located on London's King's Road 4. Tea caddies designed by Freeman Lau for The Imperial Collection, a collaboration with Taiwan's National Palace Museum 5. The Serenity tea ware collection combines the use of bamboo with pewter and is a collaboration with Chinese designer Jamy Yang


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Homegrown

Keeper of Tradition

1. Ong is one of Malaysia's pioneering defenders of heritage crafts 2. His unique fashionwear is mostly hand woven and hand painted with natural colours

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THE CAFÉ IS FILLED WITH the mid-morning coffee crowd, but Edric Ong stands out easily. There’s a certain air of debonair about him, and besides, there is no missing his quirky rattan hat in grey, orange and crimson.

The hat was designed for the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which aims to celebrate and preserve living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for artists worldwide.

The multi-pointed hat was designed by Ong as a quirky take on the topi tunjang, a traditional Iban warrior’s hat. To its basic round shape, he added a brim and dyed it in natural colours for subtle funkiness.

“It became a show-stopper as people stopped to ask where they could get the hat. It’s a good ice-breaker,” Ong says. “In every show, you are an ambassador for the country.”

The hat is one of Ong’s many innovative designs to update the traditional crafts of the native communities of his home state of Sarawak. It is a fitting symbol of his lifetime mission of reviving Malaysia’s indigenous arts.

In his tireless mission as ambassador for these old arts, Ong says crafts don’t have to stay stagnant as the same techniques can be used to create new products to appeal to the contemporary market in Malaysia and the world. For instance, Iban woven items are now used to make bento boxes for Japan or storage baskets for Australia, and native rattan creations and beadings have been turned into buttons that have become a hit in the U.S. Innovation in craft is the ethos behind Ong’s dizzying range of projects. On some days, he is a fashion designer who pioneers new uses for old crafts, and uses fashion to promote them. On other days, he’s a hands-on researcher working with natural dyes to find new ways to update old techniques. Yet on other days, he is jetting around the globe to promote heritage crafts, the best of which can hold their own among the best in the world. Malaysian weaving and fine basketry are second to none, he said. Ong’s three decades of work have won him recognition as one of Malaysia’s pioneering defenders of heritage crafts. Along with roles such as president of Society Atelier Sarawak, he has picked up so many awards that even he might find it hard to remember all of them. The most recent was at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Festival, where he won the Stylo Global Fashion Influencer Asia 2016 award presented to fashion icons who have put Malaysia on the international map. Today, Ong’s days are filled with perusing the finest details of handicraft, but his career actually began with much bigger structures. He was an architect for three decades, working on landmarks such as the Sarawak Cultural Village.

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3 3. Pua Kumbu hand woven on cotton 4. Carved bamboo photoframes and incense stick containers 5. Ba'kelalan reed and bark covered tray-box

But to him, architecture was never just about buildings. It’s about designing an entire experience, and hence, he did not stop at just designing the outward structure but also delved into the finest details of the finishings and furniture. “As an architect, I was interested in all aspects of the design, from outside to the inside. These should all be designed, including the furniture to accessories. Sometimes, people say, you are a control freak!” he says. “Otherwise, it will not look right.” Ong found Sarawak to be a treasure trove of traditional designs for his architectural works, and there began his journey to preserve these heritage arts. A soft-spoken man with an infectious grin, Ong’s big project this year is co-curating the exhibition and symposium entitled 'World Ikat Textiles, Ties that Bind' in the prestigious Brunei Gallery at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Ikat is a tie-dyeing technique that is still practised in five continents, with some of the most beautiful Ikat textiles made by Iban weavers in Sarawak using natural dyes obtained from the bounty of the rainforest. With so much on his plate, Ong has put his architectural practice on the backburner to focus on indigenous crafts, fully aware though that he’s fighting an uphill battle to keep this old heritage from disappearing.

Without culture, you ‘‘have lost your identity.

It's important to preserve our culture and heritage because that defines our identity as a people.

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“The education system has detached the younger generation from their home, so it’s a big challenge,” he says. Crafts traditionally done by women such as textile or basket-weaving have a better chance of survival while those done by men like wood-carving are much harder to revive, he says. Many of the younger men who used to make wood carvings have now gone to work in timber camps. Yet, he says it is imperative to preserve this precious heritage of the country. “Craft is culture, and culture is people. Without culture, you have lost your identity,” he says. “It’s important to preserve our culture and heritage because that defines our identity as a people.”


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Kyoto

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Garden Calm Japanese gardens inspire a sense of serenity and symbolism.


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Kyoto's Japanese Gardens

OUR VISIT TO KYOTO was during the beautiful sakura season in April so we could soak in the hanami (flower viewing) atmosphere, which is a tradition with the locals during this time of year.

The city is bustling with tourists and locals alike, socialising outdoors in the balmy springtime temperature. The bamboo groves are fortunately always open, and we are determined to enjoy the place in peace, so we arrive early at 7 am. Taking advantage of our Japan Rail Pass, we jump on the train from Kyoto station to Saga Arashiyama station and follow the white signs on the pavement leading us to the site of the bamboo groves and Tenryū-ji Temple (Heavenly Dragon Temple). There are fewer than a handful of other visitors, all nodding with acknowledgement that the early wake-up call was well worth it. goingplacesmagazine.com / 46 / July 2016

The morning breeze makes the foliage of the bamboo rustle, and a stronger wind makes the bamboo shoots collide and chime with hollow chords. When we arrive at the beginning of the path, the sight is pure green serenity. The sunlight moves through the elegant shoots, carving different patterns on the path and reminding us of the limited time we have to enjoy this tranquillity.

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It boasts hundreds of different plants, though the cherry blossoms are the stars of the show. After paying our entrance fee of ¥500 (USD4.60/RM18), I look down at the carpet of colour. It is calm but full of life. There are different shades of pink and red contrasting perfectly with the rich greens. Huge peonies are bursting out for attention, and the Wada’s azaleas are just as striking, blending into the splendour with colourful precision.

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We reach the bottom of the hill to a large pond with enormous koi carps and a beautiful landscape garden. Known as the Sōgenchi garden, it has retained the same form since the 14th century. Designed by the famous garden designer Muso Soseki, it perfectly fuses three key elements; white sand arranged in a pattern of gentle waves,

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City of Ten Thousand Shrines

1. Cherry trees in full bloom at Tenryu-ji Temple 2. A typical zen garden at the historic Kennin-ji Temple in Gion 3. The best time to visit Japan's temples and shrines is early in the morning when it is peaceful. 4. One of the paths around Tenryu-ji Temple


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The next afternoon, after exploring Gion, Kyoto’s entertainment district, we head to Kennin-ji Temple in the same area. Whilst navigating the maze of tatami mat rooms and old Japanese artwork, the humming background noise from other visitors suddenly stops at a small zen garden. Positioned in front of the priests’ living quarters sits the Circle, Triangle and Square Garden based on calligraphic work by Sengai Gibon, a former temple abbot. It is adopted in the most minimalist form with the tree of life at the centre, a set of bamboos lying on a square rock, and a

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5. The temizuya at Kennin-ji Temple for visitors to rinse their hands and mouths in symbolic purification 6. Arashiyama's famous bamboo grove is one of Kyoto's most photographed locations 7. Zen gardens like this in Kennin-ji Temple use gravel instead of sand because it is less disturbed by rain and wind

Good to know: • The first manual of Japanese gardens is called the Sakuteiki (Records of Garden Keeping), written at the end of the 11th century.

7 triangle form from the back wall when you are viewing the garden from a sitting position. The concept is that all things in this universe are represented by these three forms. At the back of the temple is a larger garden, where we lull away the rest of the afternoon. In the corner, a fivetier stupa and a beautifully carved doorway add to the grandeur. The early evening sun casts long shadows from the bordering trees to take centre stage in the carefully raked gravel. The reduced colours and modest vegetation of the gardens are designed to aid in meditation about the meaning of life. Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Osaka, Japan (KIX)

I can’t help but reflect and feel emotionally weightless. The crowds thin out at around 4.30 pm, leaving me comfortably gazing out. We are the last to leave the temple, reluctantly putting our shoes back on before enjoying the nightly drama of Kyoto’s nightlife.

• Gravel is usually used in zen gardens, rather than sand, because it is less disturbed by rain and wind. • Legend has it that evil spirits can only travel in a straight line, so a zigzag bridge in a Japanese garden traps the spirits, allowing one to escape to safety. • The Japan Rail Pass has limited use in Kyoto as there are only a few JR lines on Kyoto’s transport system. The Arashiyama Bamboo Groves is one destination for which visitors can use it. • Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is free to enter

and always open, so head there early to avoid the crowds. • Tenryū-ji Temple is at the same site as the bamboo groves. Tenryūji Temple opens at 8.30 am until 5.30 pm. Entry fee is ¥500 for adults (USD4.60/RM18) and ¥300 (USD2.70/RM11) for children. • Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Kyoto, opens at 10 am until 5 pm (last entry at 4.30 pm) near Gion. Entry fee is ¥500 for adults and ¥300 for children. • The main room of Kennin-ji Temple, the Hatto, has a painting of two dragons on the ceiling measuring 11.4m by 15.7m. It commemorates the 800th anniversary of Kennin-ji’s founding and took two years to complete.


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Traditional Eid Dishes /

Unplugged Gourmet

The Feast of Eid Seven traditional dishes to share for the celebration.

Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, the holy month that espouses restraint. It is about self-control and understanding the difficulties and sufferings of others. During this month, Muslims around the world not only abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset but they practise restraint in all aspects of their behaviour. Ramadan is a month of cleansing. Ramadan, for me, is an intensely spiritual month. I see it as a time when I strive to better myself as a Muslim and a person. Therefore, when Eid arrives, we eat, celebrate and seek forgiveness so we can start anew. It is an exciting time to catch up with family and friends. Thus, food is important; most families put a great deal of effort and thought into the dishes. This is particularly so for

the first day of the Eid celebrations, when special dishes such as ketupat (diamond-shaped rice dumplings), lemang (dumplings made from glutinous rice and coconut milk), rendang (spicy meat), sambal goreng (a side dish of fried chilli and onion paste), serunding (spicy fried coconut flakes) and pineapple tarts are prepared using age-old family recipes.

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AFTER A WHOLE MONTH OF FASTING, it’s only natural to assume that the Muslim festival of Eid is all about food. In truth though, the spirit of this meaningful time of the year rests in the reasons why it is celebrated.

Lemang This is an all-time Eid favourite in Malaysia. Glutinous rice is cooked with coconut milk in a banana leaf-lined bamboo, making for a delicious treat. The filled bamboo tube is placed slightly slanted on a small fire with the opening facing upwards. It takes about four to five hours to cook lemang, while requiring regular turning to enable even cooking. Cooking on an open flame is what gives lemang its distinct smoky flavour with the hint of a grilled effect – tender and creamy on the inside and slightly crispy and crusted on the outside, with the aroma of the banana leaves’ natural essence permeating the rice.

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Nasi Impit

Ketupat Palas

Directly translated, nasi impit is compressed rice. Basically, it is rice cooked till very soft and pressed onto a baking pan. Another way to cook nasi impit is to place some rice in a bag that is sealed and boiled for several hours until the rice swells and the bag becomes compact. Due to the starch from the rice, the rice becomes firm yet tender when cooled. Nasi impit is normally cut into cubes and served with savoury fare.

Steamed glutinous rice is folded into palm leaves that are weaved into triangle casings and boiled in thick coconut milk for a rich taste. The more unique version is the ketupat palas filled with glutinous rice and red kidney beans.

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Serunding Serunding (meat pan-fried with grated coconut and spices till the texture becomes light and flaky) is a ‘must’ dish during Eid. Like the rendang family, serunding comes in many forms – beef, chicken, fish, prawns or coconut serunding. The intense effort and long hours put into making this dish is worth it as the result is an intensely flavourful condiment, perfect for eating with nasi impit, ketupat palas or lemang.

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6 Rendang Rendang is a well-loved dish throughout Malaysia. The basic rendang is made using lots of coconut milk, spices, galangal, lemongrass, shallots, ginger and kerisik (toasted grated coconut). Meats such as beef, chicken, lungs or liver can be used to make rendang. The tastiest rendang is cooked for long hours on a low flame, allowing all the ingredients to intertwine. Each state in Malaysia proudly boasts its own version of the rendang. The most wellknown is the Rendang Tok Perak, in which every possible spice is used, followed by Rendang Negori, where coconut milk and cili padi play a major role in the rendang’s unique flavor.

6. The lodeh is a soupy alternative for eating with nasi impit 7. Spicy rendang, a well-loved Malaysian dish, is served during Eid as well as at weddings 8. Pineapple tarts are widely available these days, not just during Eid but at other celebrations too

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Lodeh is a specialty of the southern Johor state, cooked and served primarily during the festive season. Unlike

It is an exciting time to catch up with family and friends. “Thus, food is important; most families put a great deal of effort and thought into the dishes.„


other ‘dry and meaty’ dishes, lodeh is a dish of many varieties of vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, white radish, long beans, aubergines, bean curd and rice vermicelli immersed in a coconut-based prawn soup. Quite a contrast to the typical Eid dishes, it is soothing and light. Ideal to be consumed with serunding or sambal over a heap of nasi impit cubes!

Pineapple tarts Pineapple tarts are a favourite Malaysian cookie with many variations. They are enjoyed during many festivities in Malaysia, including Eid. These are small, buttery and crumbly pastries filled with or topped with pineapple jam. My family makes our own pineapple jam from grated pineapples cooked on a low flame with sugar, pandan leaves, cloves and cardamom. Pastry made from a well-kept family recipe surrounds the thickened jam balls, and the tarts are shaped and baked till golden brown. The explosion of a lightly spiced jam when biting into the outer pastry makes it the perfect cookie for celebrating Eid.

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Margarita Forés

Culinary Rock Star Meet Margarita Forés, champion of Filipino food and Asia’s Best Female Chef.

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“CHEFS ARE THE NEW ROCK STARS. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?”

From the mouth of just about any other celebrity chef, such a statement might be met with a sideways glance. But coming from Filipina chef Margarita Forés, Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2016 according to the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, it’s hard not to share in her awe. There’s the gleam of a groupie in her eye when Joan Roca, legendary chef of El Celler de Can Roca, often ranked the best restaurant in the world, appears onstage at Madrid Fusión Manila, an event she played an instrumental part in bringing to her home country. She can barely contain her excitement. Forés may have the culinary equivalent of a schoolgirl crush on her fellow chefs, but the rock star label could just as easily fit her, too. More often than not she is the one onstage, not in the mosh pit. Fans rush up to her asking for selfies. She’s a regular in glossy magazines and on TV talk show sets that feature the lives of sosyal personalities – shorthand in Filipino for the rich and famous – when she’s not jetting off to Madrid, Bangkok, Berlin or Turin in her role as unofficial ambassador of her country’s cuisine. Being a passionate defender of Filipino food is a cause close to Forés’ heart. One minute she is demonstrating how to eat balut or fertilised duck eggs, the next she is waxing lyrical about upcountry heirloom rice or spicy food in Bicol. She is a firm believer in supporting local growers and was one of the first chefs in the Philippines to see the value of organic produce, long before others jumped on the bandwagon. She embraces the multi-cultural influences in Filipino cuisine. “Malay, Chinese, Spanish and American all left something that forms a national identity and a national cuisine that is uniquely Filipino. We’re Asian and Latin. That’s the history of our country and of our food.” Margarita Forés didn’t set out to be a chef. The family left the martial law of Marcos’ Philippines for a comfortable exile on New York’s Park Avenue when she was just 11.

1 One of her first jobs was in fashion, a glorified gofer for the designer Valentino, a position she landed thanks to the connections of her socialite mother. It was during Forés’ time in New York that she developed a taste for Italian food and began to throw dinner parties where she’d cook pasta and other Italian dishes. When her grandfather passed away in 1985, the family returned to give him a proper burial in his homeland. By that time, the political winds had changed and the dictatorship was coming to a close. But young Gaita, as Forés is known to her friends, was still restless and decided to explore food in Italy to see if there was something in it for her. Though her time there was brief – all of four months – she threw herself into learning everything she could about Italian food, culture and language. When she returned to Manila, she began working as a private chef and then moved into catering. She likes to recall that things were very different back when she was

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Cook Like A Chef Forés shares her recipe for Pappardelle With Salted Eggs, Asparagus and Truffle Oil. Serves four.

I'll continue what I'm ‘‘doing, but of course this will always involve sharing the food from our country with more and more people.

INGREDIENTS: 200g fresh pappardelle pasta, preferably handmade the Artusi way

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30g butter 100ml heavy cream 5ml truffle oil 15g asparagus spears, blanched until slightly tender

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15g salted egg, chopped coarsely Sea salt to season

METHOD OF COOKING:

1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter and heavy cream and cook till slightly thickened. Season and set aside.

commissioned for her first big hotel job. “There were no women in the kitchen and having a woman in charge was more of a novelty, a gimmick than anything else. I was a woman, and given my background, no one expected me to work, not hard work, not physical work in a kitchen.” She proved them wrong. Forés started a catering business in 1987 but it took her a few years to get grounded and find her way. She recalls bungled orders and the indulgent customers who gave her a second chance with equal parts amusement and embarrassment. The birth of her son Amado in 1990 was the turning point that gave her life more focus. In 1997 she opened her first Cibo restaurant, the hugely successful Italian-dining chain that now counts 10 outlets. The concept updated people’s vision of stodgy Italian food and transformed it into something light and modern. “It’s affordable, but we don’t scrimp on quality. We use the best products we can find, both from Italy and locally. That’s the key to my approach to cooking. The cuisine at Cibo is classic Italian, so our pasta, olive oil, cheeses, coffee come from the best purveyors in Italy, but we

have local squash flowers to put on our pasta and pizza, or beautiful mangoes to enhance our panna cotta. This is (my) philosophy in all that I do: never compromise the authenticity of the cuisine and showcase the best of my own country with the best of the world.” Other restaurants followed. Lusso is a high-end wine bar serving luxurious dishes like white truffle cream omelettes and foie gras on burgers. And Grace Park is Forés’ fine dining restaurant where the accent is firmly placed on organic farm-to-table produce in both Filipino and international recipes. Over the years, Forés has expanded her empire to include everything from floral arrangements to prepared foods. She is also behind Casa Artusi Philippines, the only outpost of the Italian cooking school in Asia. What’s next for dynamic Chef Forés? “(I’ll) just continue what I’m doing, but of course this will always involve sharing the food from our country with more and more people. Maybe a Filipino restaurant in New York or in my favourite European cities? Who knows? Dreams are free!”

2. Cook fresh pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.

3. Drain and add cooked pasta to cream sauce. Blend and transfer onto a plate.

4. Top with salted egg and asparagus spears.

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Going Natural Fresh, wholesome and all-natural meals in Greater Kuala Lumpur.

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Clean Eating

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AS THE CLEAN EATING TREND makes its way to the Greater Kuala Lumpur area, we chow down on fresh, all-natural food, without all the added fat, sugar and proccessed unpronounceables, at these eateries. So give your palate a break from the local diet of rich and hearty foods with a spot of healthy eating.

Organica Lifestyle Founded by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, Organica Lifestyle is a holistic space in Bangsar housing a yoga studio, a health food store and a café. This urban sanctuary aims to nurture health and well-being through food or exercise, as well as provide a space to meet likeminded individuals.

If you have time to spare one afternoon, join them for a mindfulness session that ends with a simple optional lunch. organicalifestyle.com

Real Food Grocer Singaporean import Real Food makes no compromises to their food. The source of their inspiration is to trace the origins of their food and eat only what is intended by nature. As such, the vegetarian restaurant operates a

scratch kitchen using fresh produce from local farmers in Cameron Highlands, Penang and Melaka. Of equal importance is that the food is inventive and delicious. Brown rice ice-cream, pumpkin pancakes and lentil burgers are just some of the offerings to whet your appetite. We’d also advise to load up on their plump dumplings. It takes three pairs of hands to lovingly fill up and wrap the diaphanous dumpling skin with finely chopped carrots, French beans, turnip, bean curd, mushrooms, celery and coriander. It’s so labour-intensive that they make only 60-80 of these tasty morsels in a week. Or feast (lightly) on the organic pumpkin soup, packed with wholesome pumpkin, celery and onions, flavoured with organic spices and herbs. There are currently two Real Food outlets in Malaysia, one in Penang, the other in Kuala Lumpur. The sleek space in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur has a children-friendly corner, and is perfect for families. realfoodgrocer.com

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1. Raisin' The Roof's pistachio wrap and brown rice sushi bowl 2. Real Food stocks the organic, gluten and dairy free protein snack bar, Raw Bite 3. A yoga practice in session at Organica Lifestyle 4. Shantini Iyngkaran, one of the founders of Organica Lifestyle

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The bright, cheerful and naturally lit café is a gathering spot after a session on the mat. Organica scores top marks for care and attention in crafting a menu that changes in accordance to seasonal produce, though some favourites such as the Quinoa Lemak stay put due to popular demand. From their recent spring menu, the zucchini fritters were a runaway success – luscious gluten-free fritters made from fresh zucchini, parsley and coriander, topped with a poached egg, spiralised beetroot and carrot, and a dab of tangy herb-infused labneh (fresh cheese popular in the Middle East).

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5. Woods Macrobiotics' burger creation 6. Real Food Grocer uses fresh produce sourced from farmers in Cameron Highlands, Penang and Melaka 7. Refreshing juices at Raisin' The Roof 8. Some of the organic and fresh produce sold at Woods Macrobiotics 9. BMS' energy lei cha, a rice dish packed with nutritious vegetables

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Raisin’ The Roof

Woods Macrobiotics has espoused clean eating since 1993, establishing itself as a total health and healing centre that provides vegan macrobiotic organic food. Founder June Ka Lim is a trained macrobiotic chef and counsellor as well as a holistic nutritionist, author and permaculturist. Macrobiotics is about finding balance and is anchored in the Asian yinyang philosophy, favouring ingredients such as whole grains, vegetables and beans. To practise a macrobiotics diet requires a high level of commitment and some know-how, which you can pick up at the centre’s macrobiotic cooking academy.

Eating well doesn’t have to be boring or bland, which is what Raisin’ The Roof in Bukit Damansara, one of the latest arrivals to the clean eating scene, sets out to prove. Try their popular falafel wrap, packed with pistachios, herbs and chickpeas, and baked instead of deep-fried. Or the Brown Rice Sushi Bowl, a deconstructed sushi bowl made up of brown rice, avocado and sauteed spinach, topped with a generous dash of pomegranate seeds and toasted seaweed.

While here, you can stock up at the shop with organic juices, fresh produce, health books and healing CDs. For quick bites at home, pick up an Obento lunch box or get it delivered to you. For a complete overhaul, drop by for a diet consultation service to point you in the right direction of your clean eating journey. healthyfoodmalaysia.com

But we’re saving space for the desserts, done raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. The sweet stuff gets the nod for the most more-ish, health-oriented desserts in town. Go for the purple pecan pie, which has a gluten-free crust and a sweet potato filling topped with oats and pecans, while the gluten-free chocolate lava cake is filled with a superfoods-packed strawberry chia jam. Decadent but guilt-free; what more can we ask for? raisintheroof.com


BMS Organics This popular health food chain has been around the clean eating block for awhile. It has a spread of stores across the country, but the vegetarian cafés are largely confined to the Greater Kuala Lumpur area. The menu doesn’t stray from firm local favourites; instead it substitutes the fatty, processed and not-so-healthful with wholesome, organic ingredients.

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We can’t refuse the soy milk curry laksa, which uses organic soy milk for the broth and brown rice vermicelli for the noodles, topped with pea shoots, alfalfa sprouts and brinjal slices. Another firm favourite is the fivecolour energy lei cha, a rice dish packed with nutritious vegetables. At BMS, it’s a visual feast of finely chopped organic vegetables that you add to a three-grain rice bowl and douse in a refreshing soup made from organic tea leaves, cashew nuts, basil mint leaves. goingplaces_Aug_edited.pdf 1 and 7/7/15 11:44 bmsorganics.com

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Call of the Wild MYCAT rallies the public to help save tigers from extinction.

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AS THE TRUCK HURTLED DOWN the dirt road between the forests, those of us who sat on its open back clung tightly to our seats as the wind rushed up forcefully against us. Someone joked about how frightening it would be if an elephant suddenly came out of the forest to chase us – calling to mind the scene in Jurassic Park when the T-Rex looms menacingly over Jeff Goldblum's character at the back of the speeding jeep – and we all broke into laughter, feeling in good spirits.

We may not have been in an artificial theme park populated by cloned prehistoric creatures, but our environment was still exciting; we were in Taman Negara, Malaysia's largest national park, which encompasses an ancient tropical rainforest that is home to its own colourful cast of characters. Unfortunately, many of them are in danger of suffering the same fate as the dinosaurs of the Jurassic age. If the Tyrannosaurus Rex is the poster child for the species of that era, then its contemporary equivalent in Malaysia is the Malayan Tiger, which is facing the threat of extinction.


Words Najua Ismail Photography courtesy of MYCAT

Earlier this year, the loss of six tigers from the wild, with five dead, in the span of a single month cast a pall on wildlife conservation efforts. The race to save Malayan Tigers is already an uphill battle as their numbers have rapidly declined over the years. With only about 250 to 340 of them left in the wild according to wildlife experts, these creatures are teetering on the tightrope of survival. The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT), a coalition of conservation organisations, is working hard to ensure that a future without tigers does not come to pass. Given the magnitude of the problem, an all-hands-on-deck approach is warranted. MYCAT believes everyone can play a role in ensuring the survival of the Malayan Tiger, and they have sounded the clarion call through their Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) programme. Through this programme, volunteers participate in guided hikes known as CAT Walks at the Sungai Yu Tiger Corridor. Located just beyond the western border of Taman Negara, the corridor connects the large tiger habitats of Taman Negara and the Main Range. These excursions into tiger territory are aimed at discouraging poaching activities, which are a huge threat to tigers and other wildlife. CAT Walkers also help protect wildlife by dismantling snares and traps that they come across. “In the early days of 2010-2011, we did not have the resources to conduct CAT Walks regularly, and the programme was kept alive by the efforts of a few dedicated volunteers. Now, there are CAT Walks at least two weekends a month and we have seen the impact of the programme as poaching has decreased in the area,” says Wong Pui May, MYCAT coordinator. Since the first group of CAT Walkers set foot in the forest, cumulatively 1,133 volunteers have joined the programme, resulting in the detection and dismantling of 136 snares. The CAT Walk has also attracted the participation

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of organisations and companies such as The Body Shop. Last year, its managing director, Datin Mina Cheah-Foong not only took part in a CAT Walk with her colleagues, the company also donated more than USD46,000 (RM190,000) to MYCAT’s conservation efforts. One of the highlights of the CAT Walk is the opportunity to set up camera traps that record and monitor wildlife and retrieve the images from them. “While it is difficult to actually see wildlife in Malaysia’s dense tropical rainforest, images captured on our camera traps show the diverse wildlife that calls the forest home, and that is benefitting from the protection provided by CAT Walkers,” says Dr. Kae Kawanishi, MYCAT’s General Manager.

1. The number of Malayan tigers in the wild has dropped drastically over the years 2. Wong (in the pink T-shirt), leading a CAT Walk 3. Like the tiger, tapirs are also facing extinction from hunting and habitat loss 4. Clouded leopard sightings are rare, even in the wild

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Saving The Malayan Tiger

During my time on the CAT Walk, the images from a camera trap provided a glimpse of the motley population inhabiting Malaysia's rainforests. These images inspire a visceral reaction that drives home our connection to wildlife and the larger environment. They remind us that the denizens of the forest and their ecosystem are our natural heritage; their protection should be a collective responsibility and their loss should be felt by all, not just wildlife conservationists.

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Aside from CAT Walks, other opportunities to contribute include participating in MYCAT's outreach programmes, which take place in schools, night markets, and shopping centres, as well as supporting their conservation campaigns. One of their ongoing campaigns is to collect signatures for a petition demanding 'No More Dead Tigers'. Among other demands, the petition calls for maximum sentences to be handed out to criminals convicted of killing tigers and other endangered animals, and priority for maintaining tiger habitats under forest cover. “The petition aims to raise awareness among the public and provide an avenue to take action. It highlights the plight of our Malayan tigers and the threats they face such as poaching and habitat loss,” says Wong. “In 2007, MYCAT launched a petition to call for the then Wildlife Protection Act 1972 to be updated. Over 56,000 people signed the

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5 petition and in 2010, the Wildlife Conservation Act was passed. We now have one of the strongest laws in the region and we need the people’s support to ensure that this Act is used to its full potential.” In the long run, MYCAT's goal is to halt and reverse the decline of the tiger population in Malaysia. As apex predators, it was not long ago that tigers ruled Malaysian forests, their numbers 10 times the current population. Now we are on the precipice of a future where they may no longer even appear on camera trap footage. The writing may be on the wall but it is not yet carved in stone. There is still time to prevent a future where tigers are the leading characters in a movie about the revival of an extinct species and its disastrous consequences. The real catastrophe we should try to avoid is the extermination of tigers in our forests.

5. Volunteers checking on a camera trap 6. Elephants caught on the camera trap 7. Sightings on camera traps such as this of the black leopard are the first step in preventing poaching

“If it were not for the targeted conservation efforts by many parties in Malaysia, we would have already lost our tigers by now due to the high demand for tiger parts in other countries. The work we do does make a difference, and the contributions of our 1,596 volunteers are equally important,” says Wong. “Giving up is not an option as long as (tigers) still roam the rainforest of Peninsular Malaysia.”

7 What You Can Do • Sign and share the petition to demand for 'No More Dead Tigers' at bit.do/mycatpetition. • Volunteer for a CAT Walk at citizenactionfortigers.my. • Sign up as a MYCAT volunteer at malayantiger.net.

• Report suspected poaching or trading activities involving tigers, tiger prey, and other endangered animals to the 24-hour MYCAT Wildlife Crime Hotline at 6019-356 4149, report@ malayantiger.net, or facebook. com/wildlifecrimehotline.


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Lemang Periuk Kera

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Lemang Periuk Kera Lemang unik ini pasti membawa kelainan sebagai juadah utama Aidilfitri ini.

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UMPAMA MENGOPEK BAWANG, kopek kulitnya ke bawah secara perlahan-lahan. Begitu arahan yang diberikan.

Sambil memegang periuk kera ungu itu dengan cermat, saya mula mengopek kulit lembutnya. Sedikit demi sedikit, muncullah setimbun pulut yang masih hangat dan gebu berkilat. Cukup pejal ketika disentuh. Aroma santan dalam pulutnya cukup menusuk hidung dan saya harus mencuba sendiri lemang periuk kera ini dengan gigitan pertama. Penggunaan periuk kera menggantikan batang buluh sebagai acuan mungkin kedengaran agak pelik dan baharu namun di beberapa negeri lain yang berimba di Malaysia seperti Pahang, Johor dan Sarawak, kaedah penyediaan lemang seperti ini telah dipraktikkan sejak berabad lamanya. Juadah tradisional tetap pada Hari Raya ini biasanya disajikan bersama rendang atau serunding pedas manis.

1. Lemang periuk kera juadah unik untuk santapan perayaan Lemang cooked in pitcher plants will make a unique dish this festive season 2. Atan hanya menggunakan periuk kera dari spesis Nepenthes Ampullaria Atan uses only pitcher plants from the Nepenthes Ampullaria species 3. Membuang kelopak penutup tumbuhan ini Snipping the lid off the plant

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Sejak 15 tahun lalu, penduduk Lembah Klang cukup bertuah kerana berpeluang merasai keenakan juadah istimewa ini. Semuanya atas berkat kesungguhan seorang anak jati Pahang dalam memperkenalkan lemang periuk kera di Puchong. Bertubuh sasa dan tinggi, Noorshafry Abdul Malik sebenarnya lebih menyerupai seorang askar berbanding chef yang berbakat besar. Berasal daripada keluarga yang gemar memasak; datuknya merupakan pengendali majlis kenduri manakala ibunya pula penjual nasi lemak. Ayah Noorshafry pula sering menjual lemang pada musimmusim perayaan seperti Hari Raya. Sebagai pencinta alam semula jadi, Noorshafry juga gemar bersiar-siar di Taman Negara Endau Rompin yang terletak berdekatan kampungnya, Muadzam Shah. Dalam salah satu ekspedisi di Borneo, seorang doktor tentera berkongsi cara dia memasak nasi di dalam periuk kera. Tertarik dengan konsep tersebut, Noorshafry yang lebih mesra disapa ‘Atan’, mula bereksperimen dengan periuk

3 kera yang banyak tumbuh meliar di kampung halamannya. Setelah tiga bulan bereksperimen dengan gigihnya, akhirnya beliau berjaya mendapat hasil yang memuaskan. Berpindah ke Puchong bagi memulakan perniagaan katering, formula lemang periuk kera Atan bakal diuji jika ia mampu diterima pelanggan. Rupa-rupanya juadah istimewa itu terus menjadi popular di Lembah Klang. Pada tahun 2010, Atan telah dijemput untuk menyertai pameran “1001 Makanan Unik Malaysia�, sementara juadah tersebut turut disebut


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6 Setiap sesi pengutipan periuk kera boleh memakan masa sehingga separuh hari. Oleh itu, Atan lazimnya hanya akan menerima tempahan lemang sekurang-kurangnya 10 kg pada hari-hari biasa. Walaupun terdapat lebih 100 jenis spesis periuk kera liar di Malaysia, hanya spesis Nepenthes Ampullaria yang digunakan untuk membuat lemang. Spesis ini telah disahkan selamat untuk dimakan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia. Periuk kera ini mudah membiak di kawasan hutan berpaya dan dingin di sekitar tasik. Setelah dipetik, periuk kera ini perlu digunakan dalam tempoh empat hingga lima hari sebelum ia melayu dan menjadi hitam.

dalam program animasi kanak-kanak tempatan paling popular, Upin & Ipin pada tahun 2013. Bahan-bahan untuk menyediakan lemang periuk kera sebenarnya agak mudah didapati. Misalnya, beras pulut dan santan harus diperah segar dan bukannya daripada kotak pra-bungkus. Cabaran utama di sini bagaimanapun terletak pada cara pemerolehan dan penyediaan periuk kera. Batang buluh mungkin mudah diperoleh dari pasar-pasar tani. Bekalan periuk kera bagaimanapun perlu dipetik sendiri dari hutan setiap kali Atan kembali ke kampung halaman.

Sebelum digunakan, sisa-sisa cecair penghadam dan makanan dalam periuk kera perlu disingkirkan dengan membilasnya beberapa kali di bawah aliran air bersih. Atan juga perlu membuang kelopak penutup, bulu halus dan sulur paut pada periuk kera. Setelah dibersihkan sepenuhnya, bekas periuk kera akan diisi dengan beras pulut mentah. Akhir sekali, Atan akan menyuntik santan ke dalam setiap periuk kera demi mengawal amaunnya sebelum disusun untuk dikukus. Cukup cerewet dengan hasilnya, dia juga memastikan hanya air mineral yang digunakan untuk mengukus. Menurut Atan, air paip biasa boleh menjejaskan keenakan lemang ekoran kandungan klorinnya. Saya sedar kulit periuk kera kelihatan lebih nipis selepas proses pengukusan. “Sewaktu mengukus, semua nutrien

4. Beras pulut mentah diisi ke dalam periuk kera Filling the cups with raw glutinous rice 5. Santan segar memberi rasa lemak pada lemang ini Fresh coconut milk adds a rich taste to the lemang 6. Atan memasak lemang dengan kaedah mengukus Atan cooks the lemang by steaming them 7. Kulit periuk kera lebih nipis selepas dimasak The skin of the cups is thinner after cooking


pada periuk kera akan mengalir ke dalam beras. Jadi, lemang yang dihasilkan adalah lebih sedap dan enak baunya berbanding lemang biasa,� jelas Atan. Saya pun tertanya-tanya. Betulkah teori sains ini? Ataupun hanya pujukan manis seorang penjual sematamata? Paling penting, selepas mencuba sendiri lemang periuk kera yang popular ini, saya akui rasanya benarbenar enak. Lembut, berlemak dan sangat wangi. Enak dimakan begitu sahaja! Petua: Lemang periuk kera paling enak dinikmati dalam masa tiga hari (dalam suhu bilik). Jangan simpan lemang di dalam bekas tertutup bagi mengelakkan santan menjadi busuk.

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Pitcher Plant Lemang This Eid, enjoy lemang, a beloved festive staple, with a twist. "PULL IT DOWNWARDS", I’d been instructed, as if you’re

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Cradling the purple-skinned vessel in my palm, I grip the tiny flap of skin at the rim and start pulling. Lo and behold, the skin unravels to reveal a mound of glistening glutinous rice, warm and yielding to the touch. Inhaling the aroma of coconut milk infused into the grains, I take a tentative bite out of my very first lemang periuk kera (glutinous rice in pitcher plants). Using pitcher plants instead of bamboo stems as casings for lemang, a traditional Eid staple food enjoyed with sweet-spicy serunding or rendang, may sound like a novelty. But in some jungle-rich states of Malaysia such as Pahang, Johor and Sarawak, this method of preparation has been practised for centuries. For the last 15 years or so, residents in the Klang Valley have been fortunate to savour this unique delicacy, thanks to a resettled Pahang native who makes it to order. Tall, buff and strapping, Noorshafry Abdul Malik – who looks closer to soldier than chef extraordinaire – comes from a family of cooks: Grandpa was a kenduri (a feast) king, his mum was a nasi lemak (coconut milk rice) vendor, while his dad would sell lemang during festive occasions like Eid. An avid nature-lover, he enjoys the occasional trek into Endau Rompin National Park, a stone’s throw from his village. During one such expedition, a military doctor shared how he ate wild rice cooked in pitcher plants in Borneo. Intrigued by the idea, Atan, as he prefers to be called, decided to experiment with cooking lemang in pitcher plants, since they grew in abundance at his hometown. He achieved a satisfactory formula after three months, which he put to the test when he moved to Selangor state to start a catering business. In 2010, he was invited to take part in a 1001 Unique Foods Of Malaysia exhibition. The dish even garnered a mention on popular local children’s animated programme Upin & Ipin in 2013. The ingredients for lemang periuk kera are fairly standard – glutinous rice and freshly squeezed coconut milk (santan).

The real challenge is the procurement and preparation of the pitcher plant. Unlike bamboo stems that can be easily bought in markets, pitcher plants have to be manually collected from the jungle.

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Each collection trip can easily take half a day, so Atan only accepts a minimum order of 10 kilogrammes on non-festival days. While there are over 100 wild species of pitcher plants in Malaysia, only Nepenthes Ampullaria – which has been certified safe for consumption by the Health Ministry - is used for cooking the lemang. The plant flourishes in swampy forests and cool areas around lakes. Once they’re collected, the plants must be used in 4-5 days or they will start to wilt and blacken. Before cooking, the pitchers have to be rinsed with clean running water several times. Atan also snips off the lid, bristles and the tendrils that link the cups with the plant’s leaves. Once they’re thoroughly cleaned, the cups are filled with raw glutinous rice. As a final step, Atan injects each pitcher of rice individually with santan so that he can control the amount, before arranging them in a steamer to be cooked. He is so fastidious about taste that he uses mineral water for steaming because regular tap water has chlorine, which affects the taste. I notice that the skin of the pitcher has thinned considerably after cooking. Atan explains, “During the cooking process, the nutrients from the pitcher cup will seep into the rice, making it even tastier and aromatic than your gardenvariety lemang.” Scientific theory or salesman talk? I’ve no idea. But having eaten the lemang periuk kera I’ve heard so much about, I must agree on the taste: soft, decadently creamy and incredibly aromatic. It’s good enough to eat on its own! Note: Best enjoyed within three days if stored at room temperature. Do not keep in lidded containers as the coconut milk will turn rancid.

Lemang enak dimakan dengan serunding The lemang goes well with meat floss for a bit of flavour


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Inside Malaysia Airlines

PHOTO COURTESY OF AIRBUS

MALAYSIA AIRLINES will take delivery of a further two A350-900s in 2018 after it signed a 12-year lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation recently, adding to the four already on order. Guests can expect a new level of experience with the A350 as it is, by far, the most advanced and most efficient passenger plane on the planet.

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76 Our fleet of aircraft

77 Safety and service information

78 Enrich quick facts and guide

80 Our network and those of our oneworld partners

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Inside Malaysia Airlines

NEW MASWINGS CEO

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CAPTAIN IZHAM ISMAIL has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MASwings effective this month, tasked to develop a comprehensive and sustainable plan to improve the regional community airline’s operations, financial performance and customer service experience. Captain Izham has been in the aviation industry for close to 36 years, a homegrown talent who started with the airline as a trained pilot. He achieved a world record for the fastest round-the-world flight by a commercial airliner when he piloted Malaysia Airlines’ first B777-200 eastward from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur and back. He was appointed to a management position just 10 years after joining the airline, with his highest accomplishment being the director of the airline’s emergency operations committee from 2012-2015.

GETTING TO KNOW MAZLINA MUSTAFA, DUTY SUPERVISOR

NEW STRUCTURE A NEW MALAYSIA AVIATION GROUP

has been set up to reorganise the business, with Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MASwings and MAB Kargo all coming under the Air Transportation Services segment. The three other business units are Ground Services, which groups AeroDarat Services and MAB Engineering; Aircraft Leasing, which groups MAB Leasing and MAB Pesawat; and Talent Development, which houses MAB Academy. The new structure will ensure profit and loss accountability, reduce complexity and speed up decision-making, and allow for flexibility to explore collaboration and capital raising opportunities, amongst others.

Tell us about your job? I am the Duty Supervisor overseeing the daily operations of the check-in counters. What are the differences between checking-in passengers for the economy class and for the business class?  All our passengers go through the same check-in procedures. Whether Economy or Business Class, all our passengers are equally important and we try to deliver our best service to them.   What are some of the challenges faced by check-in staff?  The biggest challenge is in turning down some of the passengers’ requests. There are times when we have to turn them down because either they are late or sometimes they don’t realise that their passports have expired, and there were some instances where we could not board them due to certain restrictions – this obviously makes our passengers very angry and frustrated. When this happens, we try to put ourselves in their shoes. You empathise with the situation. You hear them out, then try to solve it the best you can; and then work on another solution.

Another challenge is when we are faced with the immediate implementation of a new process, which is quite common with any airline. In situations like this, our passengers will be caught off-guard. We have to be quick in our service recovery to manage passengers’ expectations. What advice would you give to passengers checking in?  Always check your passport before travelling! Make sure there is sufficient validity on your passport and that you have adhered to the visa requirement of the country you are visiting. This is very important!   Were there any special moments when a passenger has been thoughtful or nice? Yes, there was one occasion. I was handling a passenger who had been denied boarding. I was seven months pregnant and the passenger was really angry. I tried to calm him down but he was still unhappy. I listened to him and I tried explaining the situation. He did not get to board the plane but before he left, he told me that he had the utmost respect for me because I am a pregnant, working mom and I had a very demanding job. I remember his compliment till this day.


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ENGINE Rolls Royce Trent 970 RANGE 15,400km

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PASSENGER SEATING 72

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

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CABIN LUGGAGE HANDLING POLICY 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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COMFORT AND CARE Personal care, baby paraphernalia and first aid treatment are available upon request. ENTERTAINMENT Movies, TV and Music OnDemand are available on selected flights. ON BOARD CONNECTIONS 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. 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 24hour advance request. NO-SMOKING POLICY Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on all flights.

IN ADDITION TO AIRPORT CHECK-IN, HERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS:

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

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.

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

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

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REDEEM MILES How to redeem miles for your travels: STEP 1: Login to your Enrich account.

STEP 2: Go to “Redeem Flights” or “Redeem Lifestyles” for Enrich redemptions worth RM50 and Golden Lounge vouchers.

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FORGOT PASSWORD How to login if you forgot your password: After 5 unsuccessful attempts, your account will be locked. Please contact our call centre at 1-300-88-3000 for assistance.

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MOVIES

MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS

LATEST

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Victor Frankenstein

Mistress America

DANIEL RADCLIFFE, JAMES MCAVOY, JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY PG-13 / 110 mins / Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

GRETA GERWIG, LOLA KIRKE, NAT BALDWIN R / / 84 mins / Comedy

Eddie The Eagle

Barbershop: The Next Cut

London Has Fallen

TARON EGERTON, HUGH JACKMAN, TOM COSTELLO PG-13 / 106 mins / Biography, Comedy, Drama

ICE CUBE, REGINA HALL, ANTHONY ANDERSON PG-13 / 111 mins / Comedy

GERARD BUTLER, AARON ECKHART, MORGAN FREEMAN R / / 99 mins / Action, Crime, Thriller

Hail, Caesar!

Max

Black Mass

JOSH BROLIN, GEORGE CLOONEY, ALDEN EHRENREICH PG-13 / / 106 mins / Comedy, Mystery

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, JOSH WIGGINS, LUKE KLEINTANK PG / 111 mins / Adventure, Family

JOHNNY DEPP, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, DAKOTA JOHNSON R / / 123 mins / Biography, Crime, Drama

He Named Me Malala

Point Break

Vacation

MALALA YOUSAFZAI, ZIAUDDIN YOUSAFZAI, TOOR PEKAI YOUSAFZAI PG-13 / 88 mins / Documentary

EDGAR RAMÍREZ, LUKE BRACEY, RAY WINSTONE PG-13 / 114 mins / Action, Crime, Sport

ED HELMS, CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, SKYLER GISONDO R / / 99 mins / Adventure, Comedy

Midnight Special

Fantastic Four

Deadpool

MICHAEL SHANNON, JOEL EDGERTON, KIRSTEN DUNST PG-13 / 111 mins / Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

MILES TELLER, KATE MARA, MICHAEL B. JORDAN PG-13 / 100 mins / Action, Adventure

RYAN REYNOLDS, MORENA BACCARIN, T.J. MILLER R / / 108 mins / Action, Adventure, Comedy

• Kungfu Panda 3

• Hitman: Agent 47

• Me And Earl And The

• The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

• Joy

• In The Heart Of The Sea

• The Revenant

• Paper Towns

• Creed

• How To Be Single

• Pan

BEN AFFLECK, HENRY CAVILL, AMY ADAMS PG-13 / 151 mins / Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Our Brand Is Crisis

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A political strategist is recruited to help the campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate, and decides that in order to win, they’ll have to convince the people that the country is in a crisis. Ten years after clashing on the stage of U.S. political theatre, Jane “Calamity” Bodine is spending quiet time in a remote mountain cabin when her former colleagues show up, asking for her expertise in the Bolivian presidential campaign. She first says no until she discovers that Pat Candy, her previous competitor, is there to support an opposing candidate. SANDRA BULLOCK, BILLY BOB THORNTON, ANTHONY MACKIE R / / 107 mins / Comedy, Drama

Batkid Begins A heartwarming and touching documentary about Miles Scott, a fiveyear-old cancer patient in remission from leukemia, who wants to be Batman for a day. On 15 November 2013, the Make-AWish Foundation delivered on Scott’s wish that saw him greeted by thousands of people in the city of San Francisco dressed as Batman. He was able to “defeat” the Riddler, “save” a damsel in distress, and even, “arrest” the Penguin. TERESA CLOVICKO, AUDREY COPPER, KATIE COTTON PG / 87 mins / Documentary, Biography, Family

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Dying Girl

• Alvin & The Chipmunks:

The Road Chip

• The Peanuts Movie

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MOVIES

FAVOURITES

including...

MALAY

CHINESE

HINDI

葉問3 / IP MAN 3 (above) DONNIE YEN, ZHANG JIN, LYNN XIONG

Dilwale / The Big Hearted (above)

EUROPEAN

• Believe In Me • The Intern • Wall Street: Money Never Sleep

Of The Five Armies

• Horrible Bosses 2 • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

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‫ ذيب‬/ Theeb

JACIR EID AL-HWIETAT, HUSSEIN SALAMEH AL-SWEILHIYEEN PG-13 / 97 mins / Drama

PG-13 / 105 mins / Action, Drama

愛存在 / Love Endures LIU KAI CHI, EMILY KONG PG / 80 mins / Drama

CHINESE CLASSICS 花城 / The Last Affair CHOW YUN-FAT, CAROL CHENG, PAT HA, SEASON MA

SHAH RUKH KHAN, KAJOL, KRITI SANON, VARUN DHAWAN G / 154 mins / Action, Comedy

Brothers

FRENCH

Les nouvelles aventures d’Aladin / The New Adventures Of Aladdin KEV ADAMS, JEAN-PAUL ROUVE, VANESSA GUIDE NR / / 107 mins / Comedy

AKSHAY KUMAR, SIDHARTH MALHOTRA, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ, JACKIE SHROFF PG-13 / 120 mins / Action, Drama

HINDI CLASSICS goingplacesmagazine.com / 89 / July 2016

• Batman Begins Tulus Ikhlas (above) BAHRON, AZRI ISKANDAR, • Johnny English Reborn AZMI MARISSA YASMIN PG-13 / 120 mins / Drama • Butter Suamiku, • X-Men: First Class Encik Perfect 10 AARON AZIZ, LISA SURIHANI • Leatherheads PG-13 / 120 mins / Drama, Thriller • Goal! The Dream Begins • Cheaper By The Dozen 2 MALAY CLASSICS • Minions • Prisoners • The Host • Mamma Mia!  • Grudge Match Talentime • Epic MAHESH JUG AL KISHOR, PAMELA CHONG, KAHOE HON • Parental Guidance PG-13 / 110 mins / Drama, Family • Wrath Of The Titans INDONESIA • Definitely, Maybe • Independence Day • Sunshine • San Andreas • Trouble With The Curve • The Fault In Our Stars Stay With Me (above) BOY WILLIAM, ULLY TRIANI • The Descendants PG-13 / 107 mins / Drama • True Story Romansa: Gending Cinta • Hot Pursuit Di Tanah Turki RAMON Y TUNGKA,VICKY SHU, • The Big Year TISTHA NURMA PG-13 / 87 mins / Drama • Ice Age: The Meltdown • 42 ARABIC • Invictus • Get Hard • Mad Max: Fury Road • Run All Night • The Heat ‫ المواطن برص‬/ • Jupiter Ascending Al Mowaten Bors (above) RAMI GHEIT, DINA FUAD • The Hobbit: The Battle PG / 82 mins / Drama, Comedy

PG / 90 mins / Drama

GERMAN

JAPANESE

Macho Man

Jab Tak Hai Jaan / As Long As I Live

海街Diary / Our Little

CHRISTIAN ULMEN, AYLIN TEZEL, DAR SALIM, AXEL STEIN, INES BJØRG DAVID, VLADIMIR BURLAKOV PG / / 100 mins / Comedy, Drama, Romance

SHAH RUKH KHAN, KATRINA KAIF, ANUSHKA SHARMA PG 13 / 120 mins / Drama, Romance

Sister (above)

HARUKA AYASE, MASAMI NAGASAWA G / 118 mins / Drama

TAMIL

はなちゃんのみそ汁 /

Hana’s Miso Soup

SPANISH

RYOKO HIROSUE, KENICHI TAITO G / 118 mins / Drama

KOREAN

El elefante desaparecido / The Vanished Elephant Pasanga 2 (above)

SALVADOR DEL SOLAR, ANGIE CEPEDA, LUCHO CÁCERES NR / / 109 mins / Mystery, Thriller

NISHESH, BABY VAISHNAVI, RAMDOSS G / 127 mins / Drama, Family

Maari

글로리데이 / One Way

KAJAL AGARWAL, DHANUSH, MIME GOPI G / 138 mins / Action, Comedy, Drama

Trip (above)

SUHO, JI SOO, RYU JUN-YEOL PG-13 / / 98 mins / Drama

TAMIL CLASSICS

열정 같은 소리 하고 있네 /

MATILDA DE ANGELIS, ROBERTA MATTEI NR / / 110 mins / Drama, Sport

Mood Of The Day

YOO YEON-SEOK, MOON CHAEWON , JO JAE-YUN PG-13 / 104 mins / Romantic, Comedy

TAGALOG

ஸ்ரீ / Shree

Everything About Her

SURYA, SHRUTIKA, VADIVELU PG-13 / 120 mins / Drama

ANGEL LOCSIN, XIAN LIM, VILMA SANTOS NR / 127 mins / Comedy, Drama

ITALIAN

Veloce come il vento / Italian Race

Check your in-flight entertainment system for more European selections.

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TV

TV HIGHLIGHTS

COMEDY

DRAMA

Mike & Molly S5

Sirens S5

Rosewood S1

BILLY GARDELL, MELISSA MCCARTHY, RENO WILSON 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

MICHAEL MOSLEY, KEVIN DANIELS, KEVIN BIGLEY 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

MORRIS CHESTNUT, JAINA LEE ORTIZ, GABRIELLE DENNIS 3 Episodes / 60 mins each

11.22.63 S1 JAMES FRANCO, SARAH GADON, GEORGE MACKAY 3 Episodes / 60 mins each

The Big Bang Theory S9

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The season finale opens with Leonard and Penny heading to Las Vegas to elope. While sweet, it seemed to have hurt Leonard’s mother Beverly, and now Penny is tasked with staging a formal ceremony for all the couple’s friends and family. The season also introduces Alfred, Leonard’s father, who comes into town for the wedding.

Baskets S1

New Girl S4

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARTHA KELLY, LOUIE ANDERSON 3 Episodes / / 30 mins each

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

JOHNNY GALECKI, JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO Box Set / 24 Episodes / 30 mins each / Comedy

Blindspot S1 SULLIVAN STAPLETON, JAIMIE ALEXANDER, ROB BROWN 3 Episodes / 60 mins each

Empire S1 TERRENCE HOWARD, TARAJI P. HENSON, JUSSIE SMOLLETT 3 Episodes / / 60 mins each

The Originals S2 The Grinder S1

M*A*S*H S11

ROB LOWE, FRED SAVAGE, MARY ELIZABETH ELLIS 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

ALAN ALDA, WAYNE ROGERS, LORETTA SWIT 2 Episodes / 30 mins each

JOSEPH MORGAN, DANIEL GILLIES, CLAIRE HOLT 2 Episodes / / 60 mins each

Pretty Little Liars S6 TROIAN BELLISARIO, ASHLEY BENSON, LUCY HALE 2 Episodes / 60 mins each

Longmire S4 Season four begins with Henry Standing Bear and Vic looking for Sheriff Walt Longmire at his house but discovering that Martha’s ashes are gone. Walt swore that he wouldn’t spread her ashes until he found her killer. Henry rushes off to prevent Walt from doing anything extreme and finds the sheriff at a makeshift airstrip with a rifle.

Backstrom S1 The Middle S6

Mom S3

PATRICIA HEATON, NEIL FLYNN, CHARLIE MCDERMOTT 2 Episodes / 30 mins each

ALLISON JANEY, ANNA FARIS 2 Episodes / 30 mins

RAINN WILSON, GENEVIEVE ANGELSON, KRISTOFFER POLAHA 4 Episodes / 60 mins each

The X-Files S9 DAVID DUCHOVNY, GILLIAN ANDERSON, MITCH PILEGGI 1 Episode / 60 mins

ROBERT TAYLOR, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, CASSIDY FREEMAN Box Set / 10 Episodes / / 60 mins each / Drama

Hart of Dixie S4 Last Man Standing S4

Fresh Off The Boat S1

TIM ALLEN, NANCY TRAVIS, MOLLY EPHRAIM 2 Episodes / / 30 mins each

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

RACHEL BILSON, JAIME KING, CRESS WILLIAMS 2 Episodes / 60 mins each

The Flash S1 GRANT GUSTIN, CANDICE PATTON, DANIELLE PANABAKER 3 Episodes / 60 mins each

Supergirl S1

The Mentalist S7 The series finale sees Patrick and Teresa dealing with one last serial killer, Lazarus, who kept his father’s corpse in the basement and wanted Patrick to help him connect with Dad in the great beyond. All’s well that ends well and made sweeter by a happy ending all fans have been waiting for. SIMON BAKER, ROBIN TUNNEY, TIM KANG Box Set / 13 Episodes / 60 mins each / Drama

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Sullivan & Son S2

Undateable S1 & S2

STEVE BYRNE, BRIAN DOYLEMURRAY, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE 3 Episodes / 30 mins each

CHRIS D’ELIA, BRENT MORIN, BIANCA KAJLICH 3 Episodes (S1) / 10 Episodes (S2) / / 30 mins each

Glee S6 CHRIS COLFER, DARREN CRISS, DOT-MARIE JONES 3 Episodes / / 60 mins each

MELISSA BENOIST, MEHCAD BROOKS, CHYLER LEIGH 3 Episodes / 60 mins each

Arrow S3 & S4 STEPHEN AMELL, KATIE CASSIDY, DAVID RAMSEY 3 Episodes (S3) / 7 Episodes (S4) / / 60 mins each

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TV

SPORT

JAPANESE

FRENCH

HISTORY

LIFESTYLE

• Against The Ropes Ep1

• 北海道のフィッシャーマン ズプライド / Fisherman’s Pride In Hokkaido (above)

• Extreme Travellers: Downhill Mount Fuji Japan (above)

• Sacred Places: Great Mosques (above)

• Go Fast Or Go Home: Dragon Boat Race, Malaysia (above)

• Golf Fever: Malaysia Ep: 3 • Rio: City Of Sport Ep3

MALAY

• 北海道のカジュアル旅 / Casual Traveling in Hokkaido

• Flavors: Flavors of Bali

• The Story Of Chocolate • Short History Of The World: Convict Australia

• Food Maps: Singapore • G-Thang

NATURAL WORLD KOREAN

• Halal Foodie

SHOWBIZ

• Enrich Luxe Retreats UK • Hoods: Petaling Jaya • Enrich Luxe Retreats: City of Lights

• Edisi Khas Raya (above)

• Mad Markets Raya • Hijab Stailista Raya

• 무한 도전 - 잭 블랙 스페셜 / Infinite Challenge – Jack Black Special (above)

(above)

• Into The Wild Of Borneo

• The Grace Helbig Show (above) • Big Rich Texas

BUSINESS TAMIL

• Style Special: Saved By Design

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

• 美食家博客 / Foodie Blogger (above) • 我的食谱魔术 / My Recipe Magic

ARABIC

• தடம் / Thadam (above) • பாரம்பரிய சமையல் / Parambariya Samayal

• Powerlist Asia S4

• Soccer Bugs • Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

TRAVEL • Go Explore: Kuala Terengganu

• Globe Trekker Malaysia

‫العقول املبتكرة‬

‫إعالن فيلم ًرطب جني‬

/ The Ripe Dates

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• सं ज ीव कपू र 'स क िचन / Sanjeev Kapoor's Kitchen (above) • सं र चना / Sanrachna Ep7

• The Smurfs • Hi-5

• Destination Guides: Rio de Janeiro

• / Innovative Minds (above)

• Cingkus Blues (above)

• IT Figures (above)

• Masterchef Poh

HINDI

KIDS

• Esquire Network: Car Matchmaker

• 런닝 맨 / Running Man

CHINESE

• Enrich Luxe Retreats: Destination Sydney

• Globe Trekker Special: Planet Of The Apes

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(above)

• The Bicycle Diaries: Asia Winding Road

• The Age Of Robots (above)

• Predict My Future: The Science Of Us

SOUNDSTAGE

• Is Sugar The New Fat

RELIGIOUS • Jejak Rasul: Ramadhan Di Tiga Tanah Suci

• Sam Smith: In Concert

• Dari Masjid Ke Masjid

• Spa Seekers: Langkawi

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AUDIO ON DEMAND

AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

BEYONCÉ

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The singer, songwriter, producer and actress from Houston, Texas, rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of popular R&B girl group, Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé’s sixth studio album Lemonade, is a conversation about women – the anger and the grace of women. The modern sounds of the album, said to have been written about husband Jay Z’s infidelities, is a departure from the soulful R&B tunes that made Beyoncé famous. But no matter the personal motivations, Beyoncé continues to push the boundaries to prove that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

THE HITS

COUNTRY

WORLD

MANDARIN

including... Louise Adams (above), Beyoncé, Elliphant, Dami Im, Zayn, Connie Talbot, Miike Snow, The 1975, Gwen Stefani

including... Kelsea Bellerini (above), Jewel, Cam, Carrie Underwood, Don Henley, Kacey Musgraves, Zac Brown Band, Troy Cassar-Daley

including... Celtic Thunder (above), Magos & Limon, Miloš Karadaglić, Aziza Brahim, Vieux Farka, Toure & Julia Easterlin, St. Germain, Bixiga 70

including... Sue Su (above), Cyndi Wang, Rosie Yang, Princess Ai, Alex Chou, Hanz, JJ Lin, Nicholas Teo, Yen-J, Fang Wu, Dawen Wang, Lee Hom

LIGHT & EASY

JAZZ

MALAY

CANTONESE

including... Various Artists (above), Ray Lamontagne, Ronan Keating, Willie Nelson, Il Volo, Il Divo, Natalie Imbruglia, James Taylor

including... Sonny Rollins (above), Theo Croker, Esperanza Spalding, Gogo Penguin, Bill Frisell, Stacey Kent, Sarah McKenzie, Lisa Ono

including... Aliff Aziz (above), Datuk Hattan, Wings, Mojo, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza, KRU, Monoloque, Anuar Zain, Gerhana Ska Cinta

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

R&B

MEMORIES

HINDI

including... Mary J. Blige (above), Prince Royce, The Weeknd, Miguel, Ciara, Stan Walker, Ne-Yo, Tuxedo, Jennifer Hudson

including... Billy Joel (above), Elvis Presley, John Farnham, Them, Billy Ocean, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson

including... Ki & Ka (above), Rocky Handsome, Best Of A.R Rahman, Dilwale, Tamasha, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Welcome Back, Ek Paheli Leela, Dil Dhadakne Do, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

SOUNDTRACK ELLIPHANT Living Life Golden is the second studio album by Swedish singersongwriter Ellinor Olovsdotter, or better known as Elliphant. Moving towards a U.S. breakthrough two and a half years after signing with record label TEN Music Group, Elliphant hopes the album will maintain everything that fans have come to love about her. Whether she’s singing or rapping, Elliphant’s charismatic vocal style commands attention, while her fondness for defiant fun ensures she trounces her rivals with ease. This album has the singer sailing through the pop sea with ease.

RELAX

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

COMEDY

including... Concussion (above), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

CLUB

including... RUFUS, Nero, Calvin Harris, Faithless, Disclosure, Giorgio Moroder, Alesso, Zedd, Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Caribou

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

CLASSICAL including... Simone Kermes, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Placido Domingo, Ludovico Einaudi

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TAMIL including... Kollywood, Irudhi Suttru, Size Zero, Masala Padam, Baahubali - The Beginning, Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam, Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, Kochadaiiyaan, Maan Karate, Tenaliraman, Bhooloham

NASYID including... Suhaimi Saad, Hafiz Hamidun, The Mikraj, Destiny, If-One, Opick, Brothers, UNIC, Rabbani, Raihan, Nowseeheart

JAPANESE

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

KOREAN including... Lee Hi, 4minute, Winner, iKon, Hyuna, Royal Pirates, BTOB, CNBLUE, Apink, Beast, Boys Republic

INDONESIA

including... Raisa, Nadira Adnan, Sheila On 7, Ungu, Hijau Daun, ST12, Element, Sherina, Judika, Afgan, Rossa

KIDS

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

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MALAY HITS

MANDARIN MIX

JAZZ

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E-LEARNING

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

including... Hunny Madu (feat. Aman RA) (above), Sissy Iman, Hazama, Amyra Rosli (feat. W.A.R.I.S & Juzzthin), Melly Goeslow (feat. Marthini Lio)

MALAY CLASSICS

including... 曹格 (above), 范玮琪, 陶喆, 林凡, 蔡忆雯, Bii, 蔡健雅, 李佳薇, 周杰伦, 蔡依林, 凌加峻, 陈势安, 符琼音, 林宥嘉, 丁当, 林宇中, 梁静茹

KOREAN

including... Torsten Goodes (above), Iiro Rantala, Bill Frisell, Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron, Earl Klugh Trio, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

HOSTED BY E LLEN HAN

Holy Quran

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

NASYID

ROCK ARENA

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including... Maxwell (above), Gentle Bones, Simple Plan, The Tide, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Hailee Steinfeld, B.o.B, will.i.am, Alesso, P!nk, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, DNCE

HOSTED BY J AY SHELDON

including... The Drones (above), The Last Shadow Puppets, Animals, Parquet Courts, The Clash, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Cream, PJ Harvey, Amber Arcades, Blur

including... Dato’ M.Nasir (above), Hasnol, Shades, Jamal Abdillah, Ella, Aishah, M.Osman, Sharifah Aini & Broery Marantika, Awie, Aris Ariwatan, Ogy Ahmad Daud, Blues Gang

including... Busker Busker (above), Zion.T, MAMAMOO, K.will, leeSA, EXO, WINNER, K.will (feat.Davichi), V.O.S, Baek Z Young & CHEETAH, iKON, GOT7

JAPANESE HINDI RHYTHMS

including... Azfar (above), Maher Zain, Raqib Majid (feat. W.A.R.I.S), Mirwana, Medina, Najwa Latif, Lah Ahmad, UNIC, Suhaimi Saad, Destiny, Brothers, Nowseeheart, Mestica

Berlitz® Word Traveler

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

HOSTED BY K  AORU SATO

AGHANI ARABBIYAH

GOLDEN ERA

HOSTED BY M  ONA JASMAN

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b-wise™ (A380 only)

including... Cyndi Lauper (above), Paul McCartney & Wings, Marvin Gaye, Cliff Richard, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Sinead O’Connor, Oasis, Madonna, Chuck Berry, Supremes, Bee Gees, The Police, David Bowie

including... Vishal Dadlani (above), Aamir Khan & Juhi Chawla, Yo Yo Honey Singh & Benny Dayal & Shefali Alvares, Salman Khan & Shreya Ghoshal, Nandini Srikar & Arijit Singh, K.K., Sonu Nigam & Aftab Sabri & Hashim, A.R. Rahman & Mohit Chauhan & Javed Ali, Kanika Kapoor

including... 八神純子 Yagami Junko (above), 山下達郎 Yamashita Tatsuro, スピッツ Spitz, Perfume, もんた&ブラザ ーズ Monta & Brothers, 渡辺真知子 Watanabe Machiko, 清水翔太 Shimizu Shota, いきもの がかり Ikimonogakari, 松山千春 Matsuyama Chiharu, 山口百恵 Yamaguchi Momoe

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including... Rowayda Ateya (above), Samira, Hisham Abbas, Nay, Assy Hellany, Nancy Ajram, Tamer Hosny, Sewar, Hamaki, Hanaah, Ramy Sabry, Amr Diab & Khaled, Karika, Hikmate, Diana Hayek, Walid Toufic

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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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.

All passengers B737-800 & A330

First & Business Class A380

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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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Control Paddle*

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 had my first child, Ineza. She was born in Kobe, Japan, and I had to have an emergency Caesarean in a hospital run by Japanese nuns. Quite a unique experience. 2. The greatest regret I have is not continuing with piano lessons when I was young. I would be able to play one musical instrument if I had. 3. The one virtue I try to live by is being honest. 4. The person I most admire is my Dad, who is indefatigable at 90! goingplacesmagazine.com / 96 / June 2016

5. I deplore people who are hypocrites. Unfortunately, they lurk around every corner. 6. The quality I like most in a person is a sense of humour, especially about themselves. 7. My guilty pleasures are any dark chocolate with salt pieces in it, and fashion magazines. 8. To keep motivated, I try to sleep on anything demotivating. 9. The book I’m reading now is The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler, who has a terrific way of describing the smallest things and making the whole story so much richer. 10. My current favourite song is any song my daughter Shasha sings. 11. The last time I took a vacation was last December when I went to Sri Lanka with my family to attend a wedding. It was just four days but we packed a lot in. 12. To relieve stress, I sleep. 13. The three things I cannot live without are my eyebrow pencil, my 10th anniversary ring from my husband and my mobile phone. 14. My favourite movie of all time is I don’t have one, I like too many!

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND WRITER DATIN PADUKA MARINA MAHATHIR WISHES SHE HAD COMPLETED HER PIANO LESSONS AND WOULD STOP ALL WARS IF SHE COULD.

17. If I could turn back time, I would go back and correct every mistake I ever made. 18. If I could change one thing in this world, it would be to stop all wars. 19. If I could invite three people, dead or alive, to dinner, they would be David Bowie, Arundhati Roy and Ai Weiwei. 20. And we would be eating chilli salted French fries. 21. And discussing art, music and the state of the world.

15. In another life, I am Lara Craft: Tomb Raider or Black Widow? Neither. I am Queen Elizabeth I.

22. When flying, I never wear jeans or woolly pants.

16. If I had super powers, it would be the ability to read people’s minds.

23. When flying, I always make sure I download all my favourite magazines onto my iPad beforehand.

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