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New Tourism Malaysia Website 2016 Launch

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

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.

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.

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple – Oldest in Melaka

There are many history-based tourist attractions in Melaka. Relics such as temples, bridges, ancient buildings, forts, places of worship and others in full can be found in Melaka. These sites stretch of the city’s history that so many ancient relics are lucky to be maintained until now. Poyyatha Sri Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is a testament to the legacy of old centuries. Visiting this temple is one of the best things to do in Melaka as well.

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple 

The temple is located at Harmony Street, precisely on Jalan Goldsmith adjacent to other historical buildings. This temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia, lying alone in Jalan Harmoni not without cause. It creates harmony among fellow citizens and religious followers in this region that despite different rarely dissents or dispute because of the feeling united and competitiveness appreciated among others.

Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple Melaka was built precisely in 1781 on land given by Kapitan Thaivanayagam Chitty. Construction of the Temple of Sri Poyyatha is to be dedicated to Lord Vinayagar, also known as Ganesha. Ganesha is the elephant-headed god with the body of a man and his four.  This god is renowned for his extraordinary wisdom. Ganesha is also known as the god who can grant any wish asked by people who request them.  People come to ask cure and heal of their ailment. They ask for prosperity and success, happily married lives and children.

The architecture and the aura of the temple offer few of the mesmerizing sights in Melaka. You will be able to see adornments and décor associated with the Hindu teachings. At the back of the altar you will see a statue of the authoritative god, Ganesh. The side altar is dedicated to the father and the mother of Vinayagar, and his younger brother the Lord Muruga. You are allowed to trace the trail for the sake of existing buildings here, along with all its contents that are still preserved despite being centuries old.

Many religious festivals are usually held here as the Datuk Chachar Festival and also Masi Magam. If you happen to visit here coincided with the celebration of the festival then of course will come to feel the happiness and festivities. The temple building is heavily influenced by the architectural of the Netherlands as seen from the entrance, walls, dome and roof of the temple.

The temple still maintains the bond between Hindus in Melaka. Not only the people close around the temple visit it regularly, those who live far away from the temple also try to take the time to visit. If you are searching for things to do in Melaka, then visiting Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is highly recommended.

It is one of the recommended places to visit in Melaka for the followers of Hindu religion also for the tourists to explore more of this oldest temple in Melaka. If you have visited the temple, feel free to share your insights by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Opened: 1781
Primary deity: Ganesha

Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka – A treat for Your Taste Buds

The trickle of tourists in Melaka has swelled since it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. With increased tourism and vacationers in the city, the cafe business also oozed up in Melaka. Several new cafes are opened in the city, while the old ones renovated to catch customers. Cafes in Melaka are quite distinctive from their likes in other part of the world. With unique architecture and style. Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka is also such café that has maintained it’s unique for many years and sipping coffee in this space is a must thing to do in Melaka.

Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka

Serving customer for 10 years, Calanthe Art Cafe is a well-known cafe in Melaka. It is famous amongst tourists and even potential tourist who are planning to visit Melaka. It is, perhaps, the most rusting yet creative cafe in the town. Started by a close group of friends who brought up and schooled together, Calanthe Art Cafe is the warmest and welcoming retreat in Malacca. It specializes in myriad of coffee types, roasted in each of the 13 Malaysian states.

Vintage Looks

Calanthe Art Cafe is located in a narrow backstreet of the famous Jonker Street in Melaka. The café might look a quiet haven from outside, but the interior tells a quite different story. The café is vibrant with colors, creative and eclectic touches to the wall that are hand painted, 1980’s type furniture, and television from the ancient times with knobs. The cafe does not show off the contemporary looks that are signature for modern cafes, but it will feast your eyes with inimitable style.

13 States Coffee and Drinks

Calanthe Cafe might be known for its creative looks, but the thing that makes it special is its coffee selection. “The First and Only One”, their tagline truly matches their servings of special coffee from all the 13 states of Malaysia. This is a place if you are a coffee enthusiast. Besides their unmatched coffees, they also offer unique blends such as ‘Green Tea Coffee’ (coffee and green tea with whipped cream on the top), a rich espresso amalgamated with the spoonful of mint paddy syrup.

Their ice-blended drinks are something to die for such as ‘Pink Lady’, a blend of whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and strawberry sauce and ‘Cendol Ice Blenz’ a concoction of coconut milk and palm sugar topped with Cendol and red beans. With such ingredients and unique mixtures, the prices are also quite appealing, as one of these servings price even less than RM9.

Do not be disappointed if you are not a coffee aficionado as they also serve teas, smoothies, milkshakes, and soda mixes with a variety of alcohol-based drinks. If you want to taste everything in one serving then their Royale Bailey Cocktail is something to try. It is a mixture of Bailey, single shot of espresso and chocolate sauce, garnished with a single scoop of ice cream.

Local Food and Desserts

Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka amazes us with more than coffee and beverages as it also specialized in local food as well. Their Laksa is listed in top 50 Laksa outlets by the Malaysian Tourism Body. They have customized it with loads of ingredients such as fishcake slices, tofu puffs, eggs strips, and fried beancurd skin. Nasi Lemak is modified by the café in golden rice and served with special chicken Rendang. There is nothing that Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka does not do as the homemade desserts they serve are the perfect ending of your classic meal in the café.

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Calanthe is not a mere cafe; it is one of the most appealing tourist attractions in Melaka. With its vibrant interior, delectable meals, mouthwatering desserts, and especially their brewing coffee, Calanthe Art Cafe Melaka brings happiness to your table. If you have visited this amazing cafe in Melaka, please feel free to share your experience by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-292 2960
Timings: Monday to Wednesday (12 to 11PM), Thursday (Closed), Friday (12PM to 12AM), Saturday (8:30AM to 12PM), Sunday (8:30AM to 11PM)
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How to travel by bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur

After memorizing the ancient state of Melaka we decided to travel to Kuala Lumpur. We therefore got to know that travelling from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by bus is relatively amusing. For instance, we can normally avail travelling by getting a bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur, such that the route is 121.51 kilometers long that is equivalent to 75.51 miles in order to reach Kuala Lumpur.

Bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur

There are numerous services available for travelers in Melaka, that will take you to Kuala Lumpur by bus, but the most reliable and popular bus or coach services are as under:

Delima Bus Service

You can board on Delima bus from Melaka Sentral bus station to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan). This service can be availed in multiple time zones a day; such as you can get this service on times i.e. 7am, 7:30am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. For reserving the seat in advance you can surely visit online and book your seats at prior. Whereas accurately forty passengers can travel in a single bus on the above mentioned timings.

Nice Coaches

Nice is also another bus service with nearly thirty passengers that is accessible through A Famosa Fort at different terminals on myriad timings that are 12pm to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) and at the same timing towards another terminal i.e. Terminal KTM, at 2pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Its destiny is towards all the three bus terminals in Kuala Lumpur.

Konsortium Bas Ekspres

Konsortium Bus Ekspres is Malaysia’s purposely monopolistic bus service that takes almost twenty seven passengers on board and can be grabbed only at 2:45pm and 6:45pm from Melaka Sentral at Pudu Sentral (Puduraya).

Transnasional Bus Service

Transnasional is a club class bus service can be purchased with the capacity of forty one passenger at Melaka Sentral at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan that are ready to move on 12pm, 2pm and 8:15pm.

Cepat Cekap Express

Cepat Cekap Express is purely a thirty seated bus service which can be availed on 2:30pm and 5:30pm from Melaka Sentral and Alor Gajah via Pudu Sentral (Puduraya).

The need of travelling from the service of bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur is immensely considered as mandatory because the tourists and even the locals here enjoy the antique sceneries of Melaka while travelling. Most of the people who come to visit Melaka; Malaysia is due to affordability of cost through which people do not waste much time in grabbing the bus service. For instance, the rent of bus service is normally thirteen to fifteen Ringgits for a single seat reservation and it takes around three to four hours to reach the capital (Kuala Lumpur) from the Melaka state in the absence of any traffic hindrance on the way.

The special route of bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur is based on travelling within the terminals in the absence of any stop in between until and unless it takes a specific urgency for slowdown in any sort of emergency concern. Places to view on the way of travelling via bus are massively attractive because of its up to date historical monuments and old preserved buildings.

Related Article: Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

I hope you will find enough information here to plan your trip to travel by bus from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur. If you have any question, please feel free to ask by adding comments below. For more information about Kuala Lumpur, please visit bestinkl.com.

The Rucksack Caratel

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The Rucksack Caratel
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Summary:


The Rucksack Caratel is situated in an ideal location, which is not too far from the heritage core area, yet, enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Though it is not easy to find the hotel as it is built at the end of a byroad, as soon as you arrive at the hotel, you know you are in for a good treat of comfort in a seemingly secluded place.


We are impressed with the rustic design of the lobby. You can find sweet painting and deco that add colors to the area. There are various seating arrangements so just pick one that you feel is comfortable and mix around with your friends and other guests.

Caravan and Floral themed rooms are two types of staying experience in The Rucksack Caratel.


The hip Caravan themed rooms cater to the youngsters who want unrestrained staying experience just like having a camp fire with friends, having fun and talking about dreams and ambitions all night long tirelessly during the old school time. Positioned at the back of the lobby, this area is decorated with game facilities and furniture that blend in well.

As the lobby can get quite noisy when other guests hang around here, it is not recommended to stay in Caravan themed room for those who want a quiet room. Instead, book the Floral themed rooms upstairs.




The Floral themed rooms, on the other hand provide you with more luxurious stay. These rooms are also one of the many reasons guests stay in this hotel as each rooms have big glass windows that gives you different views outside. Getting a room with old building view makes you feel like you are staying in Melaka heritage zone. You can also book rooms with pool view or garden view.

We love the heritage city view as it was an amazing feeling that you are staying in a modern and comfortable room, next to you outside is the heritage building separated by a glass window.


Every piece of land in the heritage area is precious. In money sense, it is logical to convert the land into rooms to optimize the revenue. This is not the case for The Rucksack Caratel. With over 30% of the land being the swimming pool area, the backyard is another reason why guests will come back to this hotel again.

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