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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place in Malaysia, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Tourism Malaysia debuts tourism app

Tourism Malaysia recently announced an app designed specifically for tourists in the country. My Tourist Assist (MyTA) gives travellers the ability to send for emergency services and to alert family members of their safety. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store.

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The Datai Langkawi resort gets a £40 million makeover

Award-winning boutique beach resort The Datai Langkawi on the Malaysian island of Langkawi is undergoing a complete revamp taking 10 months and costing more than £40 million pounds. The luxury resort is already offering a preview of its new look ahead of its official reopening in July 2018.

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur to open in coming months

Malaysia's capital will soon be home to a luxury, ecologically-minded property when Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur opens in the summer of this year. The resort combines Asian aesthetics with traditional oriental wellness to create a serene escape from modern life. The new hotel will be located on the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur new Banyan Tree resort in Malaysia

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts will add Malaysia to its portfolio during the upcoming summer. The lavish property by the Singapore-based brand will open in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Once complete, the resort will treat its guests to comfort, luxury and attentive services, as an oasis of peace amidst the urban centre.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia appoints Melissa Tang as new Resort Manager

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. Melissa Tang has taken over the role at the luxury resort, after spending the last four years at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in two management roles. Tang brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience and knowledge to the new role.

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Malaysia enforces new tourism tax for holiday-makers

A new tourism tax has been enforced in Malaysia that will see foreign tourists pay a flat rate per room per night at hotels across the country. The RM10 ($2.30) flat rate will apply to all hotels in the country, from budget to luxury, but it will not be applied to properties with five rooms of less, homestays and village stays. Domestic tourists will be exempt from the tax.

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The Guardian recommend budget hotels in Malaysia

Malaysia is fortunate in having a long coastline with numerous beautiful beaches. The Guardian recently picked ten of the best of the country’s beach resorts for budget travellers. Among the picks are basic wooden chalets with shared baths and comfortable resorts with modern amenities. Whatever your pick, you’re sure to be charmed by the natural beauty of Malaysia.

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St Regis Langkawi in Malaysia appoints three new talents chefs to its kitchens

The St Regis Langkawi Resort in Malaysia has appointed three new "kings of the kitchen". Gaetan Biesuz, Robby Motota, Beno Wicaksana will all combine their culinary talents to create a unique and delicious dining experience for guests who can chose from a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including the Kayu Puti, a specialty restaurant that is perched over the water.

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Malaysia helicopter tours by Ascend Sky grow in popularity

Ascend Sky Tours currently offers a new and exciting way to discover Malaysia: observing from above. Since the helicopter tours began in 2016, the initiative has been well received and many tourists enjoy seeing the country’s highlights from the sky, including the capital’s urban landmarks as well as its verdant nature.

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Top sites to see in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is at once a very modern metropolis and a slice of old Southeast Asia. The city offers a thriving city against the backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Visitors to the city should explore its innovative architecture, scenic parks, and diverse culture.

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Tourism Malaysia debuts tourism app

Tourism Malaysia recently announced an app designed specifically for tourists in the country. My Tourist Assist (MyTA) gives travellers the ability to send for emergency services and to alert family members of their safety. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store.

The Datai Langkawi resort gets a £40 million makeover

Award-winning boutique beach resort The Datai Langkawi on the Malaysian island of Langkawi is undergoing a complete revamp taking 10 months and costing more than £40 million pounds. The luxury resort is already offering a preview of its new look ahead of its official reopening in July 2018.

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur to open in coming months

Malaysia's capital will soon be home to a luxury, ecologically-minded property when Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur opens in the summer of this year. The resort combines Asian aesthetics with traditional oriental wellness to create a serene escape from modern life. The new hotel will be located on the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.