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Rhythms of life

Nguy Ha

It’s not often you get the chance to brave the wilds of Borneo, and while the infamous headhunters have retired from their traditional pursuits, the jungles offer a much more friendly atmosphere as the Sarawak Cultural Village (Kuching City, East Malaysia), hosted the fifteenth Rainforest World Music Festival.

Malaysia beats China as Cambodia finishes Seventh

Ken Gadaffi

Malaysia maintained their 100% run in the 4th China Asean Invitational Basketball Tournament by piping China Guangxi 74-72 to emerge champions in the finals played on Monday night in front of over 5000 fans.

Malaysia dispatched Myanmar, Singapore, China Pingguo, Laos and Hong Kong in the group stage. They went on to trash Chinese Taipei who finished runners up in group B 95- 80 to reach the Finals.

In the finals, they met a stiff resistance from China Guangxi and the tie could have gone either way but in the end Malaysia prevailed 74-72 to win the 11 team Tournament.

KL blockade: Mass arrests, organisers slip into city

Malaysia Kini

The police force is expected to battle with Umno Youth and polls reform coalition Bersih in the streets of Kuala Lumpur as both groups seek to break the blockade to mount two separate protests.

Umno Youth, which is rallying to defend the electoral system, will be congregating in Bukit Bintang at 1.30pm. This was a last-minute change from the earlier announced time of 10am.

Bersih has vowed to gather at the Stadium Merdeka at 2pm to call for wide-ranging reforms to the electoral system which it claims to be unfree and unfair.

Jet Set: Kuala Lumpur

Christian Cotroneo

Every month, Jet Set swoops down on a city providing all the relevant details to make your next visit click.

Kuala Lumpur, thy name is mud. Literally. Malaysia’s bustling capital derives its name from the Malay words meaning “muddy estuary” and “town”.

But if the country’s largest city ever had any dirt, it was wiped from its shoes long ago. Today, Kuala Lumpur, known simply as KL, is an economic nerve centre, home to enough of Southeast Asia’s industry leaders to earn the designation “global city” from economists and sociologists around the world. The title, given to only a handful of cities, including Tokyo, London and New York, identifies Kuala Lumpur as a major hub in the global economy.

Malaysian Investors and Investments Are Coming to Cambodia while Cambodia Is Still Unable to Export Its Product

The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 664

“The Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak is paying a three-day official visit to Cambodia which started on Sunday; he will chair a meeting for the signing of six commercial agreements worth US$1 billion.

Malaysia Airlines offers free tickets from Vietnam

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Some one-way flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kuala Lumpur will be offered with no price attached to the ticket's taxes and fees.

The cheapest flights from Hanoi will cost $39.

One-way flights from HCMC to Kuala Lumpur currently cost $205 while $95 tickets are available from Hanoi.

Terence Swampillai, director of Malaysia Airlines Vietnam, said the campaign targets passengers departing from Hanoi, HCMC or ASEAN destinations to Kuala Lumpur.

"The campaign aims to promote tourism in Malaysia and increase our market share in Vietnam and other ASEAN markets," said Swampillai.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Malaysia

World Nomads

Malaysia has been making huge strides in recent years to boost awareness of its potential for tourism. Located between Thailand to the north and Singapore and Indonesia to the south, Malaysia represents different things to different people: A melting pot of cultures, a vibrant developing nation and a haven of natural bio-diversity.

Whether you come for a city break, a beach holiday or to fulfill your scuba diving dreams, Malaysia usually exceeds expectations.

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