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Archive for 27/03/2012


Bye Bye, Terengganu

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

AirAsia’s Big Sale

AirAsia’s Big Sale is back again, with all-in-fares from as low as RM25 one way to domestic destinations and RM55 one way to international destinations across both AirAsia and AirAsia X’s route network.

The return of the Big Sale is available on offer online from 28 March – 1 April 2012, and guests will be able to travel from 1 October 2012 to 31 January 2013. The promo fares will be available on www.airasia.com and all of AirAsia’s mobile booking platforms. All-in-fares are from RM25 one way to domestic destinations such as Penang, Alor Setar, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and many more.

Exciting international destinations such as Bali, Jakarta, Batam, Medan, Surabaya, Semarang and other exotic destinations in Indonesia are available from as low as RM55 all-in, one way. Guests can also travel to other great destinations such as Singapore, Hat Yai, Krabi, Phuket, Da Nang, Hanoi, Vientiane, Chennai, Kochi, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and many more from RM55 one way as well.

Guests may take advantage of this Big Sale and fly long-haul with AirAsia X from as low as RM225 one way to China (Tianjin, Hangzhou, Chengdu) and from as low as RM295 one way to Japan (Osaka, Tokyo), Korea (Seoul), Taiwan (Taipei) and Australia (Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney).

In addition, guests may have the luxury of flying long-haul with extra comfort on AirAsia X’s Premium flatbeds one way from as low as RM949 to China (Chengdu, Huangzhou, Tianjin), from RM999 to Taiwan (Taipei), Korea (Seoul), Australia (Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney) and from RM1,699 to Japan (Osaka, Tokyo).

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Kathleen Tan, AirAsia’s Regional Head of Commercial said, “AirAsia recently held our first Big Sale of 2012 in mid-February, with 1,000,000 seats on promotion, and the response was really overwhelming. This time around, we are also expecting massive traffic into our website and we hope our guests will be patient if they face some delays in accessing our flight booking system. We know that there is a huge demand for travel out there especially in the ASEAN region, and with AirAsia’s extensive coverage across 150 routes, 22 countries and 13 hubs in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong (both are virtual hubs), guests should not miss out on this Big Sale to travel to new destinations or revisit their favourite ones.”

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “The return of the Big Sale, would offer guests another round of X-citing offerings on the long-haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia; AirAsia X. Guests from Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea where AirAsia X flies to may connect from its Kuala Lumpur hub to various exotic destinations such as Bali, Phuket, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong and many more at X-traordinary low fares. In addition, with the additional flight frequencies on the AirAsia X route to Tokyo, Taipei and Perth; connectivity to South East Asia and beyond from Australia, Japan and Taiwan are now more accessible. Guests may also take advantage of our fly-thru services for a seamless travel experience.”

Guests are strongly encouraged to book their value-added services such as Baggage Supersize, Hot Seats, Pick-A-Seat and AirAsia Insure online together with their flights as they are able to save up to 50%. As for in-flight meals, guests can now pre-book more than one meal on board, and at lower prices as well with the recent reduction of in-flight pre-book meal prices.

Apart from that, AirAsia has also recently reduced its processing fees from RM8 per guest per sector, to only RM5 per guest per sector. Processing fees are not applicable for BIG card users.

Counter check-in fees are also waived for international bound guests across all of its hubs and stations throughout the route network.Earn BIG Points every time you spend with AirAsia and other BIG partners worldwide to redeem free flights with the world’s best low cost airline. More details on BIG at www.airasia.com.

Get tips and tricks on how to grab your Big Sale seats at AirAsia’s social media channels by following them on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) apart from getting the latest promotion updates and other AirAsia activities.

*All fares quoted are all-in fares, inclusive of airport tax and fees for one way only. Text courtesy of AirAsia.

Home stay Teluk Ketapang

I’m impressed with Terengganu so far. Initially, my mindset was more of a resort place since lots of people associate Terengganu with Pulau Redang, one of the most sought destinations in Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia (Brunei) decided to give the Homestay a try for our group and I’m glad that we were given the opportunity to do so.

I won’t go to far with the details as yet but I shall further elaborate in next post. The only I thing I might say is that this is one of the key factors of drawing tourism to their country through home stay programmes in Terengganu. Now I believe we can do the same for our Brunei Tourism and this should be given a more aggressive push apart from the sports tourism where loads of $$$ have been pumped in instead.

I shall explain how interesting the home stay programme is in my next post.

Printing our boarding pass at LCCT to catch our @AirAsia flight to Terrenganu

The airport at Terengganu is simple and pleasant looking

This is one of Terengganu’s cultural food – Nasi Dagang

We paid a visit to one of the batik places called Noor Afida and we saw how they handmade the fabric

Pg Azmy of Tourism Malaysia (Brunei) thanking the Kampung Teluk Ketapang

Melvin with his adopted family during the Homestay Teluk Ketapang

We had a great welcoming reception with the live band performance

Dj Daffy was knackered on the first day of Terengganu

Hush puppies promotion

Brustralia 3


The great adrenalin

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

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HSBC FAIR this weekend

Catch the HSBC Fair at the Airport Mall

The Hunger Games

Wowww!!! Simply wow!!! I have never read the book or even heard of the plot or the word “tributes” until my first experience in the cinema catching the premiere of The Hunger Games. It was simply an eye opener in terms of storytelling and I was pretty taken back by the graphic nature during the “Battle” but it was something I’ve never saw coming too. Friends have been recommending me to read the book but I don’t handle fiction books that well.

Another reason why I enjoyed The Hunger Games is because of the lead role played by Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. I noticed her in Winter’s Bone which she played a tough daughter to a meth-cooking dad and she was outstanding too. By the way, The Hunger Games put Twilight series to shame when it comes to the love chemistry/romance. This movie also clocked the 3rd biggest opening of all time with a whooping $155 million on the first weekend.

This movie won’t get a 10 for me. There’s something slightly missing I feel. I can’t wait for the 2nd movie now. Catch in cinemas while you can.. Katniss is one awesome actress. Verdict: 8/10.

Katniss Everdeen played by Jennifer Lawrence

Audition for castings for Yasmine

Brunei’s first feature film! Good initiative by Origin Artistic Management as the Brunei director Siti Kamaluddin teams up with Hong Kong’s director Stephen Tung Wei and Chan Man Ching. They have also working with Indonesian screenwriter Salman Aristo and with all these combinations, they are gonna bring the very first Brunei feature film *Awesome*!!!

Auditions have been extended to the 2nd of April (initially 27th March)! Do email to enquiry@originartistic.com with your headshot photo to attain the casting form. For more info, you can check out their Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/YasmineTheMovie

Looking for Bruneians:
– Aged between 18-25 yrs old (3 Female & 1 Male role)
– Aged between 36-45 yrs old (1 Male role)

Now I wonder this film will turn out to be 😀

The F1 Spirit in Sepang

I dunno why but it’s always great fun to return back to Sepang. I can’t remember how many times I’ve been (a few invites from Tourism Malaysia, one from Maju Motors and one on my own). However this time, the Grandstand we were allocated was at Grandstand K where the first corner is. I realised this is the best spot of the Sepang track for spectators as this is where most of the action takes place (the crashes, the nail-biting start, the over-takings etc). So I do hope the next time Tourism Malaysia will continue to send the Brunei delegates at the same Grandstand and I highly recommend Brunei enthusiasts to select that particular seats too.

I was a bit disappointed that Schumi struggled in Sepang despite being 3rd on pole position. He fell a few positions behind after spinning and he never recovered. The race was put on hold for at least 30 minutes due to the rain. Of course, as a spectator, I didn’t want the race to take a break *lol* i remember two years back, Jensen Button was declared a winner after a few laps due to the heavy down pour.

The race itself was already full of excitement though the momentum suddenly fizzled out midway through the race. One exciting part is the battle between 1st and 2nd place – Alonso vs newcomer Perez. I believe Perez will have a bright future who came 2nd in Sepang and he was pretty close in some occasions but he didn’t have the edge to beat Alonso on the track. Give it some time as this guy will definitely deliver.

Sorry peeps for the late of updates because of the time scheduling here in Malaysia. Sleeping hours are lesser on some nights and at this moment, I’m in Terengganu with my media buddies. Awesome place and I shall share with you my experience in Terengganu.

Sweet looking lady selling Red Bull

Our Brunei Jay Chou version was also at Sepang F1

The beautiful Petronas models

The Red fans of Ferrari 😀

McClaren fans at Sepang Race

Our F1 Sepang view… Awesome!!!

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