Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Proton Launches New C-Segment Sedan - The Proton S70

National car maker PROTON today launched the highly anticipated Proton S70, its new generation stylish and dynamic sedan at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil. The event to officially unveil the company’s newest addition to its lineup was officiated by YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry. Also present were Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, Chairman of DRB-HICOM, Tan Sri Syed Faisal Albar, Chairman of PROTON, Dr Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON and En Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON. 

PROTON returns to the C-segment sedan market 
Following the introduction of three all-new SUV models since 2018, the Proton X70, Proton X50 and Proton X90, the Proton S70 signifies the brand’s return to the C-segment sedan market, extending the number of models co-developed with Geely to four. 

The development of the Proton S70 was a comprehensive process that underscores PROTON's commitment to innovation and close collaboration with Malaysia’s automotive ecosystem through local sourcing. As a whole, 260,000 man-hours were spent by PROTON’s R&D engineers to design and develop the Proton S70. 

As with any new model, the Proton S70 underwent rigorous testing by PROTON’s engineers who together with their counterparts from Geely, covered 1.2 million kilometres of road testing. The process reflects the company’s dedication to delivering a precision-crafted sedan for discerning buyers. 

Proton S70 – Intelligence That Evolves 
The Proton S70 is available in four variants – Executive, Premium, Flagship and Flagship X. The top two variants are equipped with the “Hi PROTON” voice command, providing features such as online navigation, online music streaming and weather forecasts via a 12.3-inch infotainment head unit. Additionally, the PROTON Link app allows for remotely starting the engine to cool down the cabin. Powering every Proton S70 is a 1.5L turbocharged engine, that delivers 150PS of power and 226Nm of torque. The advanced engine that is also used in the successful Proton X50 is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission for enhanced efficiency, responsiveness and overall driving performance.

The Proton S70 goes beyond its engine prowess, offering a distinctive appearance that includes LED headlamps with daytime running lamps, stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof and a rear tail light bar. Prioritising comfort, the Proton S70 is equipped with leatherette seats with driver power seat and rear air vents. 

Safety is prioritised in Proton S70, which has been awarded a 5-Star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP. The Proton S70 boasts a comprehensive list of safety features including 6 SRS airbags, an extensive array of 13 Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features. These encompassing both active and cognitive safety systems with notable features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Traffic Sign Information (TSI) and Lane Change Assist (LCA). The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ensures driver peace of mind and 360 Camera with 3D Display for parking convenience.

Exterior colour options for the Proton S70 are Snow White, Armour Silver, Space Grey, Passion Red, Marine Blue, Quartz Black and the newest addition, Teal Bayou Green which is offered in accordance with the variant chosen. 

“The Proton S70 is a testament of our commitment to listening and fulfilling the demand of PROTON’s customers. In 2018, we entered the SUV market with the Proton X70 and today we are the best-selling SUV brand in Malaysia. So now, we want to replicate that success by returning to the C-segment sedan market with the Proton S70. Our goal is to set new benchmarks in this competitive segment while ensuring more Malaysian drivers get to experience our dynamic and intelligent products,” said Dr. Li Chunrong, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Charity Concert 2023 by Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO)

Enjoying a charity concert by Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) conducted by Chan Ling Chee.
🎶 Songs performed:
Mozart Piano concerto
Tudung Periuk
I will always love you
Port & Peasant overture
Moon river
Tom & Jerry
Suite from Jaws
SPYO medley
Can’t take my eyes off you
This concert’s benefits goes to Cancer Research Malaysia and MAB (Malaysia Association for the blind


The MICHELIN Guide’s Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 Selection reveals Malaysia's first Two MICHELIN Starred restaurant

The highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 has been announced, marking the second edition of this celebrated guide. Inclusive of the Starred, Bib Gourmand, and Selected dining establishments, this year's selection presents a total of 127 eateries that serve as a testament to the rich tapestry of culinary diversity found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. These establishments offer a wide range of over 30 different cuisine types, including street food. 
"As we unveil the second edition of the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang, it is a testament to the gastronomic adventures that await everyone in these two remarkable cities. From traditional heritage dishes to contemporary interpretations, the culinary landscape continues to evolve, providing a true reflection of the diverse culinary artistry in Kuala Lumpur and Penang," says Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guide. “It is also delightful to learn that many young talents are joining the culinary industry, devoting their time and energy to serve great food that is dedicated in showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of Malaysian ingredients and cuisine.” 

The First Two MICHELIN Starred Restaurant in Malaysia

Dewakan in Kuala Lumpur, which attained the one MICHELIN Star recognition in the first edition of the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang, continues to perform and is the first restaurant to receive two MICHELIN Stars in Malaysia.

“Dewakan” means “food from God”, and the chef crafts a heavenly dining experience that is Malaysian down to its very core. Each ingredient is sustainably and locally sourced; even the dinnerware is handmade by local artists. The set tasting menu features many items that are fermented or dry-aged in-house, alongside seasonal fruits and herbs. 

1 Restaurant Newly Promoted to one MICHELIN Star

Beta, a MICHELIN Selected restaurant in the 2023 edition, has been promoted to a one MICHELIN Star restaurant in the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024. The restaurant offers discerning foodies an exciting way to taste Malaysia’s rich culinary heritage with a touch of finesse. The chef reimagines favourites from around the country, often jazzed up with modern techniques and soigné plating. Head to the lounge first for a round of cocktails and appetizers, before sampling the main courses in the theatrically appointed dining room with an open kitchen. 

With the newly promoted restaurants, the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 has a total of 1 two MICHELIN Starred restaurant: Dewakan in Kuala Lumpur; and 4 one MICHELIN Starred restaurants: Au Jardin and Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery, both located in Penang; and Beta and DC. by Darren Chin, both located in Kuala Lumpur. 

In addition to these awarded restaurants, 25 new dining establishments join the MICHELIN Guide selection

In addition to the Starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand food establishments, the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 welcomes 25 new recommended establishments in the MICHELIN Guide 2024 selection, which showcase the region's diverse culinary landscape, bringing the total number of MICHELIN Selected establishments to 77.

Of the 25 new MICHELIN Selected establishments, 16 are located in Kuala Lumpur, and 9 are in Penang. 

The 16 newly added MICHELIN Selected establishments in Kuala Lumpur are: Bōl, Café Café, Entier, Frangipaani, Jwala, Ling Long, Malai, Marini's on 57, Nadodi (relocation), Seed, Shanghai Restaurant, Sushi Masa, Tanglin (Bukit Damansara), Tenmasa, Teochew Lao Er, and Wagyu Kappo Yoshida.

The 9 newly added MICHELIN Selected establishments in Penang are: 888 Hokkien Mee (Lebuh Presgrave), Air Itam Duck Rice, Ceki, Fook Cheow Cafe, Jit Seng Hong Kong Roasted Duck Rice, Penang Famous Samosa, Richard Rivalee, Sambal, and The Pinn (relocation).

Each of these establishments offers a unique culinary journey, contributing to the rich tapestry of flavours that defines the region's gastronomy. From innovative cuisines to time-honoured traditions, these new selections are a testament to the culinary excellence found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Four MICHELIN Guide Special Awards

In addition to recommending quality restaurants, the MICHELIN Guide also aims to highlight talented individuals who contribute to enhancing the gastronomic dining experience. By doing so, it also acknowledges the diversity of jobs and know-hows involved in the restaurant industry. 

The MICHELIN Guide Service Award

The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Service Award aims to highlight and encourage skilled and talented professionals who dramatically add to the customer experience. This year's MICHELIN Guide Service Award, presented by FunNow, is awarded to Wan Mohd Zulkifeli, recognised for his exceptional knowledge, attentiveness, and composed demeanour as he leads the team at Gai by Darren Chin (Kuala Lumpur). Mr. Zulkifeli willingly shares his professional skills with the staff, contributing to the creation of a solid service team that ensures a harmonious dining ambiance.

The MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award

The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award recognises the skills, knowledge, and passion of talented sommeliers of the industry. This year's Sommelier Award is given to Yap Cze Ying, who serves as the sommelier and restaurant manager at Hide (Kuala Lumpur). Ms. Yap, although she may be somewhat reserved, possesses a well-groomed and welcoming attitude. She also exudes a genuine passion for wine management and hospitality.

The MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award

The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award recognises a young chef working in a restaurant of the selection, and whose exceptional talent and great potential have impressed the inspectors. This year, the Young Chef Award is given to Johnson Wong Jia Liang from Gēn (Penang). A Le Cordon Bleu Sydney graduate, Mr. Wong, the chef-owner of Gēn, was born in 1991 and has honed his culinary expertise in some of the finest kitchens. He is committed to local ingredients and aims at presenting them with native flavours complemented by his memories of growing up in Malaysia. 

The MICHELIN Guide Opening of the Year Award 

The 2024 MICHELIN Guide Opening of the Year Award is given to a chef, host, or restaurant manager, for the successful opening of a dining venue over the past 12 months, with a creative degustation concept and a cuisine approach which has had an impact on the local gastronomic scene.

This award, presented by UOB, marks the first-ever Opening of the Year Award in Malaysia. The recognition is given to Ramesh Thangaraj from Jwala (Kuala Lumpur). Opened in 2023, with custom-made tandoors, Jwala, which means "flame" in Sanskrit, serves up refined charcoal-grilled specialties of Northern India.

The full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Kuala Lumpur & Penang 2024 is attached to this press release. The restaurant selection joins the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in Malaysia and throughout the world. Every hotel in the MICHELIN Guide is chosen for its extraordinary style, service, and personality — with options for all budgets — and each hotel can be booked directly through the MICHELIN Guide website and app. 

The MICHELIN Guide is a benchmark in gastronomy. Now, it’s setting a new standard for hotels. Visit the MICHELIN Guide’s official website, or download the MICHELIN Guide mobile app (iOS and Android), to discover every restaurant in the selection and book an unforgettable hotel.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

"A Remarkable Star-Filled Christmas" at Sungei Wang Plaza

Sungei Wang Plaza is delighted to announce its spectacular Christmas campaign, themed "A Remarkable Star-Filled Christmas." Embracing the spirit of giving and
joy, this year's festivities promise an enchanting experience for all visitors, shining brighter than ever before. The celebration will run from 23rd of November till 1st of January, immersing guests in a world of wonder and delight.

The entire mall will be transformed into a breathtaking star-studded Christmas, adorned with an abundance of stars, the decorations will create a celestial ambience, evoking a sense of wonder and magic. The main highlight of the festive décor will be two magnificent 20-foot Christmas trees adorned with twinkling lights and dazzling ornaments, taking centre stage in the centre court and greeting visitors at the main entrance of Sungei Wang Plaza.

The enchantment continues within the mall with a beautifully glittered stage adorned with shimmering stars, surrounded by numerous Christmas trees and captivating décor, transporting visitors to a world of festive splendour.

The Christmas campaign is officiated by Ms. Michelle Siew, Chairman of Sungei Wang Plaza Management Corporation and accompanied by Ms. Winnie Lim, Property Manager of Knight Frank Malaysia, Mr. Joseph Teo, Centre Manager of Sungei Wang Plaza, Mr Paul Wong, Chief Executive Officer of MegaStar Arena Kuala Lumpur and our special appearance guest Ms. Jess Lee, a well-known Chinese Malaysian singer.

“Our meticulously crafted decorations, infused with the radiant hues of blue, gold, and silver, adorned with an abundance of stars, aim to create a visually stunning and magical atmosphere, inviting visitors to bask in the warmth and joy of 'A Remarkable Star-Filled Christmas' at Sungei Wang Plaza” expressed Ms. Michelle Siew, Chairman of Sungei Wang Plaza Management Corporation.

In a heart-warming gesture, Sungei Wang Plaza will be working together with three orphanages namely Rumah Charis, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary, and Lighthouse Children Welfare Home to fulfil over a 100 children wishes which will be written and hung on Christmas trees at the Centre Court. This initiative will also be open to all Sungei Wang Plaza visitors via the Secret Santa Donation Box which will be placed at the Centre Court with the aim to collect and fulfil gifts from the wishes by the orphanage children. The gifts collected will be then delivered to the respective homes on the 18th of December 2023 in preparation for the upcoming Christmas celebrations. This initiative aims to spread the true essence of Christmas by granting these heartfelt wishes, ensuring a season of happiness and hope for these young individuals. 

“We are dedicated to spread the joy of the season and foster a sense of community and generosity. This year, our aim is to create a Christmas celebration that not only captivates our visitors with its beauty but also warms the hearts of those who are less fortunate, grant their Christmas wishes and make their season truly magical," says Mr. Joseph Teo, Centre Manager of Sungei Wang Plaza.

Get ready for a Minions takeover in Malaysia! The mischievous yellow creatures have officially landed and you can witness their whimsical presence at Sungei Wang Plaza's Main Entrance starting from 1st of December 2023 onwards. Prepare to be greeted by a gigantic inflatable Minion for an unforgettable experience.

There's more, The Minions will also make special appearances in mascot size. The dates of the special appearances are to be announced later. Seize the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite characters, capturing magical moments with photos that will surely be the envy of all your friends.

Whether you're a long-time Minions fan or a newcomer to the world of these lovable characters, this nationwide promo tour promises endless fun and excitement for Minions enthusiasts of all ages. Don't miss the chance to be part of the Minions invasion – a spectacle that guarantees laughter, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime!

Embark on a festive shopping adventure at our two distinctive marketplaces: Thrifted and Christmas Market Place! Thrifted runs until the 26th of November 2023, offering a unique selection of pre-loved fashion goods. Meanwhile, the Christmas Market Place takes centre stage from 17th of November 2023, to 1st of January 2024, These two marketplaces sprawl across two prime locations—the Centre Court and JUMPA, G Floor.

Indulge in a delightful shopping experience as vendors curate a diverse array of offerings. From charming Christmas decorations to delightful gifts, scrumptious chocolates, festive attire, and even travel bags, our Starlit Market promises something special for everyone. Discover the joy of finding the perfect holiday treasures amidst the twinkling lights and festive atmosphere.

For those in search of the perfect festive atmosphere, Sungei Wang Plaza is set to host a series of celebratory activities as part of the "A Remarkable Star-Filled Christmas" campaign. Shoppers can anticipate a diverse range of events, including musical performances by Together for Peace, featuring Chambers music and Merry Melodies by Ritma Sore. Adding to the excitement, childhood Malaysian
superstar ANIU will make a special appearance during a Meet & Greet session. The festivities continue with captivating talent shows such as the Miss & Mrs Gaia World 2023 Talent Competition, Astro Classic Golden Melody 2023 TOP 8 Meet and Greet, Astro Classic Golden Melody 2023 Grand Final (LIVE), Mrs Malaysia Tourism Queen International 2024 Preview Show, and the Asia Rising Star Junior Talent Competition. To complete the Christmas performances, Sungei Wang Plaza will feature Santa Claus and Santarina in a delightful walkabout. Join us for a season of joy and entertainment!
Shop and redeem adorable Christmas Tumblers with a minimum spend of RM218 in a maximum of two (2) receipts. The Christmas gift redemption is available at Sungei Wang Plaza Customer Service Counter at Ground Floor and is subject to terms and conditions.

For more information, visit Sungei Wang Plaza’s website at or check real-time updates on Sungei Wang’s Facebook page at

Friday, November 17, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to Explore the Diverse Regions and Rich Traditions of India

India is incredibly diverse culturally, with 29 states and seven union territories, each with its unique culture, language, traditions, and festivals. This diversity provides an enriching experience for travelers.  

Moreover, India is known for its vibrant festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid, Durga Puja, and more. These festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm and offer a unique cultural experience for visitors.


Chennai and Jaipur are two distinct cities in India, each offering unique experiences for travelers. If you want to experience the best of India, remember to book your Kuala Lumpur to Chennai flight with Traveloka.

Recommendations for Regions to Visit in India

1. Chennai 

Chennai is often considered the cultural capital of South India. It's a hub for classical dance, music, art, and literature. Travelers can attend traditional performances and art exhibitions. Marina Beach in Chennai is one of the longest urban beaches in the world. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals, offering a relaxing atmosphere and various activities.

2. Jaipur 

Jaipur is often called the Pink City due to its pink-colored buildings. The city's vibrant culture is visible in its colorful markets, lively festivals, traditional music, and dance forms. Furthermore, Jaipur is a paradise for shoppers. Travelers can buy exquisite Rajasthani textiles, jewelry, handicrafts, and pottery. Johari Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar are famous shopping destinations.


Kuala Lumpur to Chennai flights are now available on Traveloka. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Chennai this holiday season. Flight prices are often lower when booked in advance. Book your flight several weeks or months before your intended travel date for the best deals, starting at RM 349 from Traveloka. You can choose from many airline options, such as AirAsia, Sri Lanka Airlines, IndiGo, Batik Air, and Malaysia Airlines. 

Hotel Recommendations in Chennai, India

If you plan to visit Chennai, here are a few reputable hotels.

1. The Leela Palace, Chennai

Address: 175 Sathya Dev Avenue, Extn., MRC Nagar, Chennai, State of Tamil Nadu, India, 600028

Price: Starts from RM 1,433.61


The Leela Palace, Chennai, is located by the sea and offers opulent rooms, a range of dining options, a spa, and beautiful views of the Bay of Bengal.

2. Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

Address: 531 GST Road, St. Thomas Mount, Kancheepuram, State of Tamil Nadu, India, 600016

Price: Starts from RM 636 


Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai is a contemporary hotel with spacious rooms, multiple dining options, a fitness center, and a pool. It's conveniently located near the airport.


Jaipur might be worth considering, besides Chennai, if you plan to continue your exploration in India. Jaipur celebrates festivals with great enthusiasm. Travelers visiting during events like Diwali or Holi can witness the city coming alive with colors, lights, and cultural performances.


Moreover, Jaipur is also a paradise for shoppers. Travelers can buy exquisite Rajasthani textiles, jewelry, handicrafts, and pottery. Johari Bazaar and Tripolia Bazaar are famous shopping destinations. A flight ticket to Jaipur is now available on Traveloka if you plan to continue your journey in India by seeing the beautiful Jaipur. 


Best Things to Do in Jaipur, India

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan in India, is a vibrant and culturally rich destination with many things to do and places to explore. Here are some must-visit attractions and activities in Jaipur:

1. Visit Amber Fort

Explore the magnificent Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning architecture, intricate mirror work, and historical significance. You can take an elephant ride to the fort if you prefer a traditional experience.

2. Explore City Palace

Visit the City Palace, a royal residence with museums, courtyards, and impressive architecture. Don't miss the Mubarak Mahal and the Chandra Mahal inside the complex.

3. Shop at Bazaars

Experience the vibrant bazaars of Jaipur. Johari Bazaar is famous for jewelry, Bapu Bazaar for textiles, and Tripolia Bazaar for handicrafts and souvenirs. Don't forget to bargain for the best prices.


Both Chennai and Jaipur offer travelers a mix of history, culture, cuisine, and unique local experiences, making them interesting destinations in India. Whether you're interested in ancient temples, royal palaces, cultural performances, or culinary delights, these cities have something special to offer. So, are you planning a trip to India? Visit Traveloka to help you plan the upcoming trip. 


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Energizer’s Re-Energize 100% Fitfest Pumps Up the Energy Levels in Kuala Lumpur

The Re-Energize 100% Fitfest, the most thrilling fitness event in October, has concluded with much fanfare. Held over the weekend at Desa Park City Carpark 3, Near Arkadia Plaza, the Fitfest saw an impressive attendance of over 3,500 participants from all walks of life and age groups. The event which aimed to promote physical well-being and an active lifestyle, left participants feeling energized, motivated, and inspired.

The three-day event offered participants a wide range of fitness activities, including yoga, Zumba, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and body combat led by renowned fitness trainers from Fitness First, Celebrity Fitness and CHI Fitness. These sessions not only provided a chance to break a sweat but also fostered a sense of community and camaraderie among attendees.

Adding to the excitement, the Re-Energize 100% Fitfest also featured exclusive classes hosted by renowned sports influencers Jordan Yeoh, Maggy Wang, and Joey Tng. Participants had the opportunity to learn from these fitness icons and gain insights into their training techniques and personal fitness journeys.

One of the event's highlights was undoubtedly the rock climbing challenge. Participants tested their strength, agility, and endurance on a state-of-the-art rock 5-meter climbing wall, resembling the power and durability of an Energizer battery. This thrilling experience pushed participants to new heights, as they conquered obstacles and embraced the thrill of conquering challenges.

“At Energizer, we believe in the power of energy and staying charged. Just like our batteries that keep devices running, we wanted to inspire people to stay energized in their daily lives through the Re-Energize 100% Fitfest. This event provided a platform for individuals to embrace physical well-being, push their limits, and discover the joy of an active lifestyle. We are delighted to have been able to host such an event that motivates and empowers participants to unlock their full potential,” shared Diane Lee, Business Director, Malaysia & Singapore, Energizer Holdings Inc.

The event was also made possible due to the unwavering support from the sponsors as well. Participants were treated to goodie bags worth RM120 from leading brands from NIVEA, Eucerin, F&N Ice Mountain, Berocca, 100PLUS, Urban Retreat Spa, Pressio and more upon arrival. Participants were also offered a variety of food & drink throughout the day at the venue from F&B vendors such as Kee Nguyen, Nacholah, Kinori and The Bao Guys. 

For more information about Re-Energizer 100% Fitfest, please visit Energizer’s Facebook event page. Follow Energizer on Facebook for updates on future exciting events.

Korea Travel Fest 2023: from Festival Magic to Holiday Bliss

South Korea has undeniably cast an enchanting spell upon millions worldwide, transcending borders with its captivating culture. This is true even in Malaysia, where the passion Malaysians have for K-culture is phenomenal, to say the least. 
This was proven at the recent Korea Travel Fest 2023, held on 28 and 29 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which transported visitors into the heart of South Korea through an immersive K-experience that fanned the flame for all things Korean. 

A K-celebration like no other

Hosted by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Malaysia, the Korea Travel Fest 2023 marked an invitation for participants to embark on a journey to South Korea, in conjunction with Visit Korea Year 2023 - 2024.

“The Korea Travel Fest 2023 coincides with the two-year Visit Korea Year campaign that is currently in full swing in 2023 and 2024. During this two-year period, the Korea Tourism Organization is offering a myriad of events, travel packages, and promotional campaigns that use the allure of K-culture to entice visitors to our beautiful country. Simply put, Visit Korea Year 2023-2024 is an invitation to revel in K-culture all year round, and we are thrilled to extend this invitation to our Malaysian friends,” said Mr. Moon Sangho, Managing Director of the Korea Tourism Organisation. 

The festival featured all things Korean. Day 1 of the festival wrapped with an enchanting and soul-stirring experience, featuring a heartwarming concert from South Korean artists such as Soyou, Kassy, Car The Garden, and Vincent Blue, who serenaded the audience with OST songs from beloved K-dramas, creating a delightful musical experience.

Meanwhile, on Day 2, the spotlight shone on South Korean singer, artist, and songwriter, Kim Jaejoong. His captivating exclusive concert and the special session where he shared personal stories and answered curious questions left the audience in awe. It was an evening that deepened the audience's connection with South Korea. 

But the Korea Travel Fest 2023 was more than just music and K-pop. It was a gateway to the captivating world of South Korean culture, heritage and traditions - a kaleidoscope of experiences that left visitors craving more. The festival also showcased everything from travel insights from travel partners and organisations, as well as a host of activities, offering the opportunity to explore regional Korean tourism destinations. 

Meanwhile, carefully curated K-Beauty, K-Content, and K-Food Zones transported attendees to the heart of South Korea's beauty, media, and culinary delights, creating a yearning to immerse themselves in these aspects of K-Culture. Visitors also had the chance to win exclusive concert passes and flight tickets, enticing them to discover the magic of South Korea for themselves.

Down with the fest, now for the rest!

More than being a festivity-filled celebration, the Korea Travel Fest 2023 successfully forged connections and ignited a desire to explore South Korea among participants. The multifaceted activities and performances celebrated the bond shared between Malaysia and Korea, and served as an invitation to discover all of South Korea's rich heritage and its allure.

Indeed, South Korea’s appeal is truly unlike any other, from the dazzling metropolis of Seoul that blends modern skyscrapers and ancient palaces; to the natural paradise of Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for nature lovers; to the coastal city of Busan, which presents a delightful blend of urban life and seaside charm; to the K-fashion capital of Dongdaemun, a bustling fashionista’s paradise replete with shopping malls, boutiques, and street stalls. 

There are also lesser-known hidden gems to explore such as the Presidential Office of Cheong Wa Dae, commonly known as the Blue House, which was recently opened to the public, offering insights into South Korean culture and history. Meanwhile, for Malaysians looking for a winter holiday, head to the Gangwon State for a variety of fun and exciting winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow sledding, and ice fishing. 

All this and more await visitors in South Korea, where there is something to appeal to just about everyone. Whether you are seeking cultural experiences, natural wonders, urban exploration, or culinary delights, South Korea has it all.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your unforgettable holiday in South Korea today. Even better, travellers can enjoy a range of exclusive deals on hotels, attractions and flights with Korea Travel Fest’s partners such as Agoda, Klook, Air Asia, Batik Air and Korean Air.  The best time to visit is during Visit Korea Year 2023-2024. Visit any time of the year as each season brings its own unique charm, from cherry blossoms in spring to vibrant autumn foliage, and the magic of winter snowscapes. South Korea welcomes you all year-round with open arms, ready to reveal its wonders to every traveller.

To find more information about the Korea Travel Fest, you may visit the
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