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Massa Sutra the Art of Massage – A Boutique Spa in Melaka

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.

Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East

Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East

The Malaysian Prime Minister wants to turn Langkawi into a high-end tourist destination to spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy. In a recent report by Bernama News, Prime Minister Najib Razak wants more effort to be put to turn Langkawi into a high-net-worth tourist destination in the region. Speaking during the Langkawi Tourism Awards 2015 ceremony at the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC) here recently, he said efforts to turn Langkawi into the “Monaco of the East” for well-heeled tourists should be done while maintaining its attraction for mass tourism.

The Prime Minister said – “I would like to see Langkawi emerge as the ‘Monaco of the East’ for high net-worth tourists, while maintaining its appeal for mass tourism. I would like to see two-tier development for Langkawi, one for mass tourism and another one for high-net-worth tourists,” he said. He said turning Langkawi to a high-end tourist destination for deep-pocketed tourists would spur numerous multiplier effects for the local economy such as creating high-paying jobs.”

According to the Prime Minister, there are pockets of high-end tourist destinations in Langkawi such as the St Regis luxurious hotel, but the development for that kind of destinations need to be enhanced. Langkawi’s St Regis hotel, known for its luxury rooms and facilities, he said, will open its doors to customers in April next year, bringing along a Michelin-star restaurant to the island which will also be the first Michelin-star restaurant in Langkawi Island.

The Prime Minister was also hopeful that the responsible parties would develop stronger brands for Langkawi, to put the island in the same league as Bali, which is more recognisable among tourists as compared to Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

Another one of Langkawi’s plus points that needed to be highlighted to tourists Najib said, was that the island is peaceful, secure and safe from disturbances, which engulfed other tourist destinations in other parts of the world. The Prime Minister cited terrorist attacks suffered by other tourist destinations like what happened in Sharm-el Sheikh in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and other places.

“Langkawi should remain peaceful, safe and secure and efforts should be made to maintain it,” he said and in jest added that he hoped that there were no supporters of the so called Islamic State (IS) militants or Daesh terrorists in Langkawi. Najib also hoped the authorities would put in more effort to attract Russian tourists.

Main Image: St.Regis Langkawi Island, image from Starwood Hotels. Story from Bernama News on Langkawi to be branded as Monaco of the East.

Upside Down House Gallery

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Upside Down House Gallery
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As the name suggested, the Upside Down House Gallery is a fun place where you all the furniture and decors are placed upside down. The director has more than 10 years’ experience in tourism industry. Due to his love towards Melaka, he decided to set up a new and unique attraction in Melaka. So here comes the birth of Upside Down House Gallery.


Even the wording is upside down!


This is a crazy world that will get you mad! Everything is upside down! You should not think in a normal way. You need to think out of the box so only you can let your creativity go wild!

Just like a normal house, this house is divided into 5 sections; namely, living room, kitchen, children’s room, master bedroom and bathroom.


Feel free to ask for help from the staff to take photos for you. They will suggest some funny ideas!

Not much I can say about the amazing idea of this gallery, it is all about creativity beyond word description! Come and experience it, this is a good place to visit with friends!

Malaysian with Mykad
Adult: RM15
Child (below 12 years old): RM10

Non Malaysian
Adult: RM20
Child (below 12 years old): RM16

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Malacca wants to revive monorail project

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The state government is resolute in reviving the Malacca Historic City Council monorail line despite the many glitches that halted its operation. The system is too expensive to be left abandoned and must be revived, it said. The line cost RM15.9mil to build and spans 1.6km, from Taman Rempah in Pengkalan Rama to Kampung Bunga Raya Pantai along the Malacca River.

The state wants to use it to promote the river as a tourist attraction. Launched on Oct 20, 2010, the China-made monorail system has been idle since 2011 after it was plagued by technical problems.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said yesterday a special steering committee led by the state secretary had recommended that the project be revived. The committee was set up recently to identify and recommend to the state government any abandoned projects that were worth pursuing. “The monorail is a project that we can’t afford to ignore because a lot of money has gone into it,” Idris told The Star.

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The Melaka Monorail Project

Malacca Monorail Project

File photo when the Melaka Monorail broke down

 He said the committee was also looking at 10 other projects, including Arab City, a sea lion park, an aviary, a planetarium and Malacca International Airport. “We will be reviving the monorail service first by getting new locomotives and coaches,” he said.

The project was a joint venture by the Malacca Historic City Council, state subsidiary Kumpulan Melaka Bhd and Agibs Engineering Construction Sdn Bhd. Soon after its launch, the train stalled with 20 passengers about 100m from Hang Jebat, the main station, and they had to be rescued with a sky lift.

The following year, 18 tourists from Hong Kong with their tour leader and guide were stranded when the train failed again, this time about 300m from the same station. Then state Tourism Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Latiff Thamby Chik had reported that the service suffered 21 disruptions since its start.

27.4 Million Tourists Spent RM10.4B On F&B In 2014

27.4 Million Tourists Spent RM10.4B in Malaysia for 2014
Some 27.4 million tourists spent RM10.4 billion on food and beverage during their visit to Malaysia last year. In view of this, Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the ministry would continue to boost the tourism sector, especially with regard to food as an attraction for both domestic and foreign tourists. “Food is tourists’ third biggest expenditure component after accommodation and shopping. It also shows that the variety of food available in Malaysia is also an awesome draw that benefits the country’s tourism industry.”

Nazri said this in his speech text read out by the ministry’s deputy secretary-general (management), Dr Junaida Lee Abdullah, at the launching of the cookery programme, ‘Jelajah Rasa Pegro’, at Angkasapuri, here, today. Also present were Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting and Information (IPPTAR) director-general, Datuk Adilah Shek Omar, and TV Channel Section director, Che Rohana Che Omar.

‘Jelajah Rasa Pegro’, a 13-episode cookery programme and the first such programme to use drone shots, will be shown on TV2 channel every Saturday at 11.30am from June 20 to Sept 12. The programme, produced by PEGRO (Perak Agro) in collaboration with Destination Perak, is based on a travelogue concept, that is, travelling while sharing ideas, tastes and experiences.

The use of aerial shots over the Perak landscape and the state’s interesting tourist spots, would also bring viewers closer to enjoying the beauty of the places featured. Celebrity host, Chef Liza Zainol and her invited guests will cook special dishes using Pegro products from Perak Agro.

DPM to launch Malaysia’s Pavilion at World Expo Milano 2015

DPM to launch Malaysia’s Pavilion at World Expo Milano 2015

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MILAN, 9 May: Malaysia is poised to expand its relations with the European Union, be it in trade and investment or people-to-people connectivity. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urged the EU business community to discover, or re-affirm, Malaysia’s attraction as the preferred investment destination in Southeast Asia.

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Speaking at the launch of the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Expo Milano 2015 here today, Muhyiddin highlighted the country’s strong economic fundamentals, underpinned by comfortable levels of external reserves, low external debt, low unemployment, and healthy inflows of foreign direct investments. However, he acknowledged there were challenges, which the country was determined to meet to ensure and sustain growth. “We expect to grow to hold steady between 4.5 and 5.5 per cent this year despite the global economic environment,” Muhyiddin, who is on a three-day working visit to this Italian city, said.

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The deputy prime minister arrived here on Thursday. Muhyiddin said the success of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) launched in 2010 coupled with the Government Transformation programme (GTP) could be seen in the country’s trade and investment numbers. “We attracted a total of USD68 billion in investments, both foreign and domestic.

The services and manufacturing sectors continued to play the leading role with 63.4 per cent and 30.5 per cent contribution respectively towards the approved investments in 2014. “In terms of trade, Malaysia’s total trade expanded by two per cent to total about USD445 billion in 2014, compared with about USD435 billion in 2013.” Muhyiddin also spoke on the country’s improvement in competitiveness based on reports by international organisations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum and the Swiss Institute of Management Development.

The establishment on the Asean Community by Dec 31, this year, he added, would mark the fruition of the grouping’s goal of creating a regional entity of “one vision, one community, one identity”. “A key aspect of the Asean Community is the Asean Economic Community (AEC), designed to create a single market and production base in Asean. The establishment of the AEC at the end of this year sends a powerful signal that Asean is commited to market liberalisation and the facilitation of trade and investment.”

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On the Malaysia Pavilion which carries the theme Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem, Muhyiddin said its design reflected the nation’s rich biodiversity, and drew inspiration from a humble seed, a symbol of growth. The expo, held for the first time in 1914, showcases participating countries’ technologies in ensuring food sustainability.

Open to the public from May 1 to Oct 31, some 20 million visitors from around the world are expected to visit its 1.1 million square metres of exhibition area. A total of 145 countries are taking part in the expo this year, which would provide Malaysia a platform to display its development from an agricultural country to what it is today, as well as promote trade and investment. Visit http://www.malaysiapavilion2015.com.my/ for more details.