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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.

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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Malacca - a unique must see holiday destination

The Malaysian city of Malacc now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must see for any holidaymakers looking to explore charming city steeped in cultural and historical significance. From its antique shops, to the local cuisine there a lot to experience in Malacca.

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An expat's recommendations for Kuala Lumpur

Travel writer Bex Hall recently explored the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur and found a city bursting with culture and innovative architecture. From its landmark Petronas Twin Towers to the bustling Central Market, Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city steeped in heritage.

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Sinkeh Hotel on Penang Island, Malaysia wins prestigious award

The Sinkeh Hotel in George Town in Malaysia has won an award in the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. The hotel on Penang Island won the Leisure & Hospitality (Built) category, and beat hotels including Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights and Zaya Nurai Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. The boutique property has nine guest rooms and a studio space that is used for community arts rehearsals and performances.

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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.

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.

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.