New In The City!

New Hotels
  • The recently launched Mercure Kuala Lumpur Shaw Parade is located a short walk away from Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle. The midscale hotel boasts 213 guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a fitness centre and a rooftop pool bar. Its contemporary design celebrates the colourful diversity of city dwellers and incorporates the Peranakan culture in its design, display pieces and cuisine menu. For reservations or more information, click here.

  • For those looking for a home away from home, Invito Hotel Suites offers exceptional hotel suite style exclusive living right in the heart of the city centre. The hotel’s suites have been carefully designed to offer the highest degree of comfort and convenience, and are complete with a living room and kitchenette area. For reservations or more information, click here.

New Restaurants
  • Duddha, helmed by Chef Jet Lo, serves up modern interpretations of Southeast Asian dishes. Must try items include his wagyu beef tartare with watermelon, pickled cucumber and shallots, served with papadums and the sous vide duck curry with passion fruit, raw cauliflower and cherry tomatoes. For those with a sweet tooth, make sure to indulge in Chef Jet Lo’s experiential desserts such as the upside down onde-onde with sambal and cempedak brownie with sour cream. For reservations or more information, click here.

  • Nadodi KL offers a 10-course tasting menu by head Chef Johnson Ebenezer (formerly based in Chennai) and his team. A meal at Nadodi is meant to be an odyssey, traversing the rice paddies of Tamil Nadu, the coastal fisheries of Kerala and the crop fields of the Jaffna Peninsula. This is a restaurant of ambition and adventure, named for the Malayalam word for 'wanderer,' rooted in an intrinsically Indian heritage but restlessly forging a fresh path that's set to spark a wave of culinary chatter in Kuala Lumpur. Open for lunch and dinner, for reservations or more information click here.

  • Ra.Ft Café/Bistro offers wholesome, balanced recipes, with lots of greens and only fresh produce in its dishes. A minute’s walk from Menara Citibank, Ra.Ft is the perfect hideout for those who wish for a moment of calm in the middle of a bustling city. Ra.Ft also offers fresh coffee for coffee lovers. For reservations or more information, click here.
Source – Eat Drink KL

Latest Attractions
Nothing beats a creating your own masterpiece – whether it is with mud, soil, flour or paint. Visitors and delegates can get hands-on at:
  • The Clay Arts Studio, where clay crafting is accessible to all. The art studio fosters visitors’ creative souls with crafts that encourages both adult and children to interpret and define the world around them through a medium that comes from within the earth itself. For more information, click here.

  • Not a mud fan, create a terrarium instead! Ohsum Mossum Terrariums offers workshops on the basics of making and maintaining a self-sustaining moss garden. Available for anyone 10 years and above, learn tips and tricks on miniscaping a miniature green world from the maestro himself. Contact Ohsum Mossum Terrariums for more information on the workshop.

  • Food-lovers can head over to ABC Cooking Studio to experience the joy of cooking in a friendly and casual environment. Offering a 5-course menu including bread, cake and Japanese traditional sweet, Wagashi, lessons are held multiple times daily. Each class has limited places so make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. For reservations or more information, click here.

  • Indulge the right-side of the brain at TH.Inc’s silkscreening workshop. From silkscreening, a printmaking technique using mesh to transfer ink, to drawing, the academy believes everyone can be creative. Email TH.Inc Academy to inquire about their workshop availabilities.

Increased Accessibility
  • AirAsia X Bhd is adding more flights to Teheran from Kuala Lumpur six months after resuming its flight to the capital of Iran. According to AirAsia X’s Chief Commercial Head, Arik De, the airline has received a positive response from travellers and seen a steady increase in the Kuala Lumpur-Teheran route load factor. He said the airline will raise the frequency with four weekly flights to Teheran from Kuala Lumpur.

  • AirAsia has increased its frequency from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian destinations of Yogyakarta, Lombok and Pekanbaru, in Riau. These additional flights will be operated by Indonesia AirAsia, bringing up the total weekly frequency to 21 from 14 for both the Kuala Lumpur-Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur-Lombok routes, and from 10 to 17 flights weekly for the Kuala Lumpur-Pekanbaru route.

  • AirAsia X Bhd will fly four times weekly direct to Wuhan, China, from Kuala Lumpur, from late-March 2017 onwards. According to AirAsia X Bhd Chief Executive Officer, Benyamin Ismail, the company is the largest foreign carrier into China and the destination is set to receive 32 weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok and Phuket. AirAsia currently operates daily flights to Wuhan from Kota Kinabalu.

  • Taiwanese tourist arrivals to Sabah are expected to rise significantly with Malindo Air's four weekly flights connecting Kota Kinabalu and Taipei. According to Malindo Air's Chief Executive Officer, Chandran Rama Muthy, they are working closely with Sabah Tourism Board and Taiwan Tourism Bureau in promoting the new connectivity in both countries.

  • Hawaii is the next stop for AirAsia X Bhd with the maiden service set for launch on 28 June 2017. There will be four weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu, Hawaii via Osaka, Japan. Travelling to Honolulu from Kuala Lumpur via Osaka would take about 14 hours including the transit time in Osaka. Flights are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, departing Kuala Lumpur at 2.00pm and from Osaka at 11.25pm.

  • After a three-year break, flag carrier Philippine Airlines will resume flights to Kuala Lumpur on 8 June 2017. PR 525 departs Manila every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7.25am and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 11.00am local time. Its return flight – PR526 – leaves Kuala Lumpur on the same days at 12.10pm local time and touches down in Manila at 3.50pm. PR 527 leaves Manila on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11.30am and arrives in Kuala Lumpur at 3.00pm local time. Its return service – PR528 – departs Kuala Lumpur on the same days at 4.00pm local time and touches down in Manila at 7.30pm.

  • Malindo Air’s upcoming services connecting Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Guangzhou, China will alleviate capacity strains during peak periods. The twice-weekly Jeddah route was launched on 21 February and go daily from 26 March. Daily services to Guangzhou began on 15 March.