[Watch] Travel Vlogger Claims Malaysia “Not Safe” For LGBT People, How True Is It?

Scottish travel vloggers Nessie and Becca claimed Malaysia isn’t safe for LGBT individuals or couples but did not specify what they meant by unsafe.

Style or Function? Experts Pick the Best Luggage Brands for 2023

We travel a lot, so we wondered recently if we were getting all we could out of our usual road-trip luggage. To find out, we turned to the style and product experts at Esquire and Good Housekeeping for advice on the best luggage brands.

Iconic Hong Kong Food Culture is back at Low Yat Plaza with a vast menu of goodies to tempt you

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — The very many fans of Hong Kong Food Culture were devastated when they closed back in 2022. The...

How to get the best out of your remote work environment

Remote work has taken the world by storm. Since the dreaded pandemic, new ways of work have had to be established, and some of them have required a rather large amount of adjusting. Working from home, while having many benefits, may also have many downsides if you're unprepared and don't know what to expect. This gallery takes you through some of the ways to make sure you get the most out of your remote work environment. Some of our tips seem obvious, but are easily forgotten. Regardless if it's a refresher or new tips that you need, our gallery has you covered. Simply click on!

The mysterious and murderous history of Lake Mead

Lake Mead is a large reservoir located approximately 40 minutes from Las Vegas. The man-made lake is fed by the Colorado River and provides drinking water for millions of people in the state of Nevada. It’s neither the most beautiful nor the most impressive lake in the region, but nonetheless, it’s been making plenty of headlines in recent years. Dramatic drops in water levels due to climate change have consistently reduced the size of the lake for decades, with a sharp acceleration of the issue in recent years. During the summer of 2022, the receding shoreline revealed more than one nasty surprise. Click through the following gallery to learn about the now-infamous Lake Mead and the deadly secrets that lie in its depths.

13 Nostalgic Photos of Vintage Amusement Parks

What a thrill.

The largest nations without landmarks or essential infrastructure

Some of the largest countries in the world can also be the smallest. It all depends on what you're measuring a nation against. For example, Saudi Arabia is the biggest country in the world without a river. But it's not the biggest country on the planet per se. In this quiz, we take a look at some contradictions using countries that are the largest and second-largest on the planet depending on a certain characteristic. Confused? Sit back, click through, and all will become clear. Probably...

US transportation chief calls New York air traffic staffing 'unacceptable'

The US has experienced several near-miss aviation incidents this year, including some that could have been catastrophic involving apparent controller mistakes, reports say.

Shorter travel time to Sibu airport soon

TRAVEL time from Sibu Airport to the town centre will be reduced by 20 minutes once the Jalan Sibujaya-Jalan Kong Yit Khim project is completed by January next year. Read full story

Timely help to rescue passengers

BALIK PULAU: A group of orchard workers had to break the window of an ill-fated van to free the passengers who were trapped inside after it plunged into a ravine on Sunday night. Read full story

The essence of nostalgia captured in exhibition showcasing Penang Free School

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 28 — A walk through one’s alma mater often brings one back in time to carefree school days and cheeky...

Inviting Abraham to our table - opinion

After touring the Abrahamic Family House, visitors are invited to contribute, on golden magnetic triangles, their reflections on the exhibit on the “Wall of Intention.”

Shrek's swamp has been turned into a bookable Airbnb

For two nights only, fans will have the opportunity to book a stay for up to three guests in the famous abode nestled in the hills of the Scottish Highlands.

What are the oldest words in the English language?

Here is a compilation of some of the oldest words in the English language, inspired by's selection. Click on to discover them all!

Passport No More: Singapore’s Changi Airport Goes Biometric for Seamless Travel Experience

Changi Airport passengers in Singapore will soon rely on biometric data technology, eliminating the need for passport documents when entering or leaving the country by 2024.

Two Buddha statues were found on Choras Hill

YAN - The National Heritage Department (JWN) in collaboration with the Global Archaeological Research Center (PPAG) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) managed to find two Buddhist sculptures complete with inscriptions. PPAG Senior Lecturer Dr. Nasha Rodzaidi Khaw said the discovery happened during research work at the Bukit Choras Archaeological Si...

We’re not budging from cave monastery, says abbot

Chiong Sai Tin claims the eviction of Gunung Kanthan’s settlers will lead to the destruction of its biodiversity and sanctity.

Secrets treasure of the official Porsche Vault

We take a virtual tour of the anonymous warehouse where Porsche stories some of its biggest surprises, including plenty of cars it nearly put in production. Join us for a visit

The longest words in the world, and what they mean

If you think about it, words are perhaps the single greatest invention of mankind. Language has separated us from most other animals, and has allowed us to not only transmit information in an efficient way, but has also opened up an infinitely vast world of creative expression. We can all agree, however, that language isn't always a walk in the park. Sometimes we can't find the right words for what we want to say, and other times the words available to us are impossibly long and complex. We've all heard "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," and we all know it's not exactly a 'real' word. So what are they longest words in the world, and how could we ever possibly use them? Read on to find out.

These are the most terrifying places in the world

Many of us possess a sense of adventure, a yearning perhaps to travel to places remote and untouched or destinations nearer to home that are unusual and set well under the tourist radar. But would you ever consider visiting anywhere that had a disturbing or terrifying reputation, or was imbued with a history so alarming and mystifying that few would ever dare follow in your footsteps? It takes an intrepid explorer to answer in the affirmative, but the rewards can be inspiring and actually quite educative! So, are you ready to be frightened? Click through and start mapping out a route to malevolence.

20 unforgettable travel destinations in the Pacific

The Embraer E195-E2 Tech Lion visited Malaysia – and we got the chance to check it out

We were lucky to be invited by SKS Airways to check out the Embraer E195-E2, which is making pit stops around the region to show off its demo plane, dubbed the Tech Lion. The place we headed to check out the plane? Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, also known as Subang Airport. Why Subang Airport, […]

Unveiling the Hidden Gem of Lembah Tanum: Gua Temalong And Its Enchanting Fig Tree Roots

The fig tree roots are so impressive that visitors are urged to stay on the ground and admire their beauty, refraining from climbing them to take selfies.

Tourist killed in Penang van crash identified

GEORGE TOWN: The Singaporean tourist who died after a van plunged into a ravine at Bukit Genting on Sunday (Sept 24) has been identified. Read full story

Who was Columbia, the first personification of America?

You may be familiar with the word "Columbia." It is after all known across the US, and has been used to name all sorts of things, from cities and rivers to universities, record labels, and space shuttles. The origins of the name can be traced back to explorer Christopher Columbus. It was then used to identify the first personification of America. So Columbia, also known as Lady Columbia, or Miss Columbia, has been around for a long time, even representing America before Uncle Sam. But who was Columbia, really? Click through this gallery and find out about the earliest personification of America.

Egypt uncovers eight storage rooms in Pyramid of Sahure

CAIRO, Egypt - A joint Egyptian-German archeological mission discovered eight storage rooms in the Pyramid of Sahure in Egypt's Giza province, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the discovery as "very significant because ...

Meet Bobi, the oldest dog in world

25 Best Books by Native American Authors to Add to Your Bookshelf

Right this way for the greatest contemporary literature from Indigenous Americans.

1 Woman Dead After Van With 10 Singaporean Tourists Fell Into Penang Ravine

The group was descending Bukit Genting when the van they were travelling in skidded and fell into a deep ravine.

Swimmers brave 81km race in Ganges River

PETALING JAYA: If taking part in one of the world’s longest swimming races at 81km is not challenging enough, try doing it in the world’s most polluted river, the Ganges. Read full story

Tourism Selangor unveils vacation packages to charm visitors for Visit Selangor 2025

WITH travel gradually returning to a semblance of normalcy following the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, travellers are eagerly scouting for the perfect vacation destinations for their next getaway. Read full story

Mind-blowing facts about the US that most Americans would be surprised to learn

How much do you know about the United States of America? For example, are you aware that the current American flag was designed by a 16-year-old as part of a school project? Or that the US does not have an official language? What about the fact that there are more cattle in South Dakota than people? And are you aware that the nation is the only one on Earth that features all five major climate zones? Intrigued? Click through and be surprised by these amazing reality checks and more.

USA Today’s Ranking Of Penang Hill As “Tourist Trap” Based On Inadequate Research, Says Exco

Penang Hill is ranked 9th in the list of tourist traps by USA Today.

Walt Disney's dark side

Disney has come a long way since its founding a hundred years ago. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the individual responsible for bringing Mickey Mouse to life. Revered as "Uncle Walt" by many, Walt Disney holds a special place in the hearts of countless individuals worldwide. Others, however, thought he was a living nightmare. Explore the enigmatic aspects of Walt Disney by clicking through this gallery.

The world's biggest tourist attractions in winter and summer

Travel is a year-round option, and just because cold weather has arrived doesn't mean the vacation is hold. In fact, winter can transform a destination. A blanket of snow, for example, adds a magical veneer to any visitor attraction, lending it seasonal sparkle and extra "must-see" appeal. But are you a winter wanderer, or do you prefer a sojourn in the summer? To help make up your mind, here are some of the most celebrated tourist sites listed in their summer and winter coats. Browse the gallery and decide what time of year you want to travel.

We mustn’t deny shortcomings in tourism, says minister Tiong

Tiong King Sing says he brought up complaints about Langkawi because it affects the tourism industry as a whole, with no intention to nitpick on Kedah.

Exploring our own turf on the rise

GEORGE TOWN: A weaker ringgit has led to many Malaysians planning their year-end holidays in Asian countries, with China and Japan topping the list. Read full story

Do you know what credit actually is?

Most of us have applied for credit at some point in our lives. But what exactly is credit? How much do you know about it? For example, are you able to use a credit card effectively? And how do you go about improving your credit rating? Come to think of it, what exactly is a credit rating? Still trying to crunch the numbers? Click through and find out what credit can do for you, how you can use it, and the best way to look after your finances with it.

Airbnb Removes Sabah Homestay’s Host Account Amid Hidden Camera Claims

Airbnb says hidden cameras are banned on its properties and expressed disappointment over what happened.

The Most Iconic Photos of the Spanish Royals Through the Years

The Spanish royal family is on their annual summer vacation in Mallorca.

After ‘no shorts, no alcohol’ claim, tourism minister says industry shortcomings priority, not singling out Kedah

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing clarified that his recent remarks...

Hundreds of Evangelicals led by Fiji dep. PM to take historic flight to Israel

The more than-16,000 km. flight will be run by Fiji Airways, which will be making the airline’s first-ever landing in Israel.

Saboteurs just blew up a very rare Russian airplane

40 Rare Photos of the Kennedys' Personal Life—From Vacations to Time at Home

The snapshots with Caroline and JFK Jr. are the best. As far as America's most famous families go, it's hard to measure up to the Kennedys, the closest thing the United States has ever had to a royal family. But even with the presidential campaigns, celebrity romances, and new generations, it seems that what fascinates us the most about the Kennedys is their lifestyle. That's especially true about the "Camelot" years, when John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and their young kids, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr., lived in the White House. More than 60 years later, we still love to talk about them—specifically what they wore, where they vacationed, and how they spent their days in the '50s and '60s. Scroll through to see rare photos of JFK, Jackie, and the Kennedy family—from quiet moments on the Kennedy Compound and time spent with their pony, Macaroni, to life in the White House.

[Watch] Tourism Minister Claims Tourists Prohibited From Buying Alcohol And Wearing Shorts In Langkawi

This situation has caused concern among tourists, particularly foreigners, who fear visiting Langkawi.

It's the airlines that decide on flights to and from Ipoh, says exco member

IPOH: The decision on Ipoh’s commercial flight routes is up to individual airlines, says a Perak executive councillor. Read full story

22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.

Good days are back for trishaw peddlers in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Happy days are here again for the trishaw industry. The arrival of cruise ships on a regular basis has given local trishaw peddlers a ray of hope after the Covid-19 pandemic. Read full story

Is Mount Everest really the tallest mountain?

Special zones for Airbnb-type short-lets being considered

Discussions are to be held between officials of the tourism ministry and the local government development ministry to work out rules for short-term rented accommodation.