New Tourism Malaysia Website
A new Tourism Malaysia website is to be launched this 18th February in Kuala Lumpur by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz. The all new look for the Tourism Malaysia’s Consumer and Corporate Website is also being launched at the Dewan Tun Dr. Ismail, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur.

The first Tourism Malaysia website was developed back in 1998 and since then, the website has been reconstructed a number of times, and the last was in 2012. This re-branding of the new URL (http://www.malaysia.travel/) is to push the consumer website and to differentiate the Tourism Malaysia’s consumer website and Tourism Malaysia’s corporate website where both websites mission is to give out a more user friendly characteristics, making it easier to navigate through the sites.

Tourism Malaysia News Website 2016

A screen capture of the new parallax style template for Tourism Malaysia

To find out more, you can now visit http://www.malaysia.travel/ to see the new look and feel of the brand new Tourism Malaysia website as it is now live for the world. The website style also uses the new Parallax Template which is also responsive for smartphones and tablets and is the trend for 2015 and 2016 where most tourism boards around the world are using too. These new parallax templates are one page design websites that are built with sliders and you can simply scroll down with large images in the background. for the new website, large images of Malaysia are showcased by showing islands, cultures, shopping and more.

Currently, the website also shares a link to the Tourism Malaysia Corporate site and as for the main features, there are links to information about Malaysia, places in Malaysia, experiences, packages and events. There are also videos on Malaysia which pop up to the Tourism Malaysia YouYube Channel. On the last slider section, you see a Package and Promotion page that leads you to various travel packages on Malaysia. And finally at the footer, there is the sitemap with multiple links. Hopefully more information will be revealed at the new Tourism Malaysia Website 2016 Launch happening in February.

Going Places Magazine Revamped  New Look
Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce the relaunch of its award-winning in-flight magazine, Going Places, with all-new content and design starting with its February 2016 issue which is produced by Spafax, one of the world’s leading content marketing agencies and providers of in-flight media. Going Places is a monthly travel and lifestyle magazine read by more than a million passengers on board all Malaysia Airlines flights.

A cocktail event was held in January at Nexus Bangsar South in KualaLumpur, which was attended by about 250 guests. With Chinese New Year less than two weeks away, a lion dance troupe was invited to perform to symbolise fresh beginnings and good fortune.

Charles McKee, Head of Marketing of Malaysia Airlines, said: “All great brands constantly evolve and Going Places is no different. We are very excited about the new look and editorial content which is all about celebrating the diversity and richness of Malaysia. This very much reflects the airline’s position as the new flag carrier of the country.  The new editorial line up will feature fresh and exciting content produced with the insight and intelligence that readers expect from our team of talented writers”.

Going Places’ new aesthetic is led by an original cover design featuring a new masthead and using illustrations to capture the overall feel of a city on which a guide will be developed as part of its monthly content. Cover blurbs at the top of the page are conversational and will instantly tell readers what is available inside. The new Going Places features the following:

A New Look – A distinctively recognisable cover design that will set it apart from other in-flight magazines, and a refreshed layout with greater use of illustrations, and new typefaces and colours to reflect the new content and the progressive outlook of the magazine.

Re-organised Content – Apart from cornerstone offerings that have shaped the magazine, six new sections have been introduced to cater to passengers’ varied reading interests. These sections include a profile on Malaysian individuals or companies who/which have successfully put Malaysia on the world map, globetrotters’ travel tips and recommendation, insider guides to cities popular with travellers, features on giving back to the community, new network maps, and others.

When you fly Malaysia Airlines the next time, look out for the Going Places Magazine Revamped New Look in your seat pocket.

World Ecotourism Conference 2016
The 6th World Ecotourism Conference 2016 and the first Malaysia Ecotourism Summit will be held at the Mulu National Park from 27-30 January and at the prestigious Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa. Over 100 delegates comprising mostly high-profile government decision-makers, academicians and representatives from NGOs and international organisations worldwide will be present at the conference. Resource experts will also present case studies surrounding the theme: Tourism Clusters and Thematic Corridors for Sustainable Development.

The annual World Ecotourism Conference held in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) is the world’s most important ecotourism conference with transformative impact on the tourism industry in developing countries; committed to the protection of nature and environment, betterment of ecotourism and uplifting the well-being of local communities. Since 2009, the prestigious World Ecotourism Conference has been held in Lao PDR, Malaysia, Cambodia, South Korea and Philippines.

World Ecotourism Conference Malaysia 2016

World Ecotourism Conference 2016 in Mulu, Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia

World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Program
27 Jan 2016 – Reception at Mulu Airport | Scheduled transfers to Mulu Park and Mulu Marriot Resort
28 Jan 2016 – Opening Ceremony | Keynote Addresses | Plenary | Welcome Dinner
29 Jan 2016 – Plenary | Conclusions | Farewell Dinner
30 Jan 2016 – Full day post-technical tour to Lang Cave, Deer Cave, Clearwater Cave, Wind Cave and Bat Exodus Spectacle
31 Jan 2016 – Transfers to airport

For more information, see – http://www.wecmalaysia2016.com/

World Ecotourism Conference 2016
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The World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Malaysia event is co-organised by The Malaysian Ecotourism Association (MEA) and DISCOVERYMICE, an affiliate member of UNWTO, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak State Government, Sarawak Forestry Corporation and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Centre of Innovative Planning and Development.

Melaka To Set Up Trade Centre

Details Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Datuk Seri Idris HaronMELAKA: The Melaka State Government and its agencies will upgrade and build several new buildings in the town centre to set up the Hang Tuah Trade Centre in bid to boost economic activities in the area.

Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Idris Haron, said the 30- 40-hectare project will be in the vicinity of Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Tun Ali, Pengkalan Rama and Kampung Morten.

“The development is expected to take about five years and the re-development of the Hang Tuah area with various socio-economic activities will contribute to the local community and the state.

“The institution of higher learning that has been be built in the area will be maintained because we also wanted to set up an university town with many institutions of higher learning,” he told reporters here today.

He said this after the ground-breaking ceremony for the Yayasan Melaka building at Jalan Tun Ali here today.

Also present was General Manager of Yayasan Melaka.

Idris said all buildings owned by Chief Minister Department, especially in Jalan Hang Tuah, would be upgraded to meet the standards of developed nations.

He said in line with this, the state government urged developers keen to develop the Hang Tuah Trade Centre to send their proposals to the state government for considerations.

Meanwhile, he said, the development of Yayasan Melaka’s RM120 million 25-storey, which would take two-and-a-half years, woud serve as a catalyst in the development of the Hang Tuah Trade Centre.

“The building, with ginger flower concept, will have four levels as offices and the rest will be a hotel with 252 rooms,” he said.

He said the hotel would provide the Melaka Foundnation and opportunity to generate income during school holidays.

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We love the fact that the world could not live without the spas. What started decades ago as small places, usually in large cities, where we had massages and facials in spaces called cabins, it has become an international phenomenon! Now we have the divine day spas, where you can receive care with the most exclusive products, like huge foodies and spas in hotels and resorts throughout the world, where we receive treatment while we spent a delightful vacation. With many activities to do in Melaka, the city has some of the best Spas to treat vacationers.

Massa Sutra is one of such spas in Melaka, that is highly specialized and offers endless possibilities, including treatment, according to the philosophy of beauty that followed and the products they use.

Massa Sutra Spa Melaka

Owned by Chris Loh, Massa Sutra is a boutique spa in Melaka. Chrish Loh has an extensive experience of myriad of therapies, massage, body treatment, and health fitness. He was trained and groomed at one of the worlds renowned Wat Pho Traditional Medical and Massage School of Bankok. He is passionate about preserving the art of massage, providing safe and quality therapies, and promote global acceptance of massage of mind, body, and soul.

Massa Sutra Spa in Melaka has an extensive incorporation of traditional and retro urban treatments that stimulate your senses and save you from the outside world. They have created an ambience with perfectly synchronized lights and the interior that let people experience ambient atmosphere.

The name of this spa is also very well thought that links the entire experience there. The word “Massa” is used in the Arabian Desert as a “Lifting Up”, while Latin and French also use this word meaning “to feel to handle, to stroke”. Sutra comes from Sanskrit that means a string or a thread. Sutras are rules or aphorisms in Hinduism that transmit philosophical and religious thoughts.

Zen Message

Unlike many other spas in Melaka, Massa Sutra offers only two types of massages. The Zen massage is a synthesis of supreme massage techniques of Thai and Malay treatments with passive Yoga stretches, pressure points, use of essential oils and music to make a strong union of body and soul. Muscle manipulation is Zen massage with essential oils prepare your body for the upcoming yoga stretches.

Traditional Thai Massage

Another treatment is Traditional Thai Massage. The Thai Massage that Massa Sutra offers in Melaka is the original form of Wat Pho Traditional Medical School, Bangkok. Energy lines are worked on in this massage to unblock life-forces and set your mind free from all stress. It is combined with yoga stretches that realign the entire body and opens up your breathing. This massage is not a mere treatment for your physical, body but rather it works with energy of an individual.

Training Courses

Massa Sutra believes in spreading love and passion for traditional massage, therefore it also offers training courses to the ones who want to be professional masseurs. Zen Massage and Bodywork Cross Training includes Certificate of Completion (30 hours), Certificate of Attendance (18 Hours), Certificate to Practice (Min 30 hours practical and Certificate of Completion). Traditional Thai Massage (Complete Wat Pho techniques) training includes Certificate of Completion Level I (30 hours) and Level II Expands on techniques learned in Level I (30 Hours).

Massa Sutra is a spa that focuses upon relaxation, harmony between mind and body, and offer yoga and meditation. It is famous for its authenticity, elegance and exceptional environment. The Massa Sutra Spa is not only an attraction for the locals, but it is also one of the top attraction for tourists in Melaka who are looking to relax after a long day in Malacca. Please share your experience by adding comments below.