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Matta travel fair in Malaysia

Matta Fair in Malaysia

Matta Fair (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents) is the biggest and most popular travel fair in Malaysia. Malaysians do not yet use the internet as the standard way to book their trips and holidays. Many either go to travel offices or they consult their travel agent when they want to go on a trip. Matta Fair is the place for the best bargains; and it can even be interesting for foreign travelers as there usually are great bargains to destinations outside and within Malaysia.

Food in Malaysia

Food in Malaysia

If shopping is the national pastime in Malaysia, then food is the national obsession. It is not uncommon to be greeted by the phrase 'Sudah makan?' (Have you eaten already?). Everything in Malaysia revolves around great food. Pleasant social get-togethers are always combined with having a nice meal. In Malaysia, more people blog about food than about anything else. Locals usually never eat at home; unless it is with family. Everybody eats outdoors every night; Malaysia is all about food!

Rafflesia biggest flower in the world

Rafflesia

Rafflesia is a genus of flowering plants that is made up of 16 known species. The best known of these species is Rafflesia arnoldii, which has the distinction of being the world's largest flower, reaching a diameter of about three feet. The Rafflesia flowers have been found only in Indonesia - on the islands of Sumatra and Java - and Malaysia, in particular in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. All of the known species of Rafflesia are threatened or endangered.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This goes for the Chinese population in Malaysia too where the day itself is declared a public holiday. For Chinese locals the new year means a new start where they can make new money and attract new businesses. At numerous locations in Malaysia people light fireworks during the celebrations. Chinese New Year is the only day in the year most of the shops are closed for business.

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Though using the KLIA Express is a quicker way to reach Kuala Lumpur city center, using the airport taxi is a much easier way to reach your destination within Kuala Lumpur. KLIA Express only brings you to KL Sentral while the airport taxi drops you off right in front of your hotel. If you are traveling alone it might be too expensive compared to other options as you pay RM74.30 for a ticket. You can buy tickets for a fixed price at one of the taxi counters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Silk Air

Silk Air logo

Silk Air, besides low-cost carrier Tiger Airways, is one of the subsidiaries of Singapore Airlines. Silk Air takes off from Singapore and flies to various destinations in South-east Asia. In that way, you can also travel to Kuala Lumpur with Silk Air. This is usually cheaper than flying Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines. With Silk Air you check-in online which makes it easier for you to check-in prior to your trip to the airport. Silk Air flights leave from the low-cost airport at Changi. Please note that they are not based at the LCCT Airport (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) near KLIA where all low-cost carriers leave from, but the flights take off from the satellite building at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport).

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Often great bargains

Usually low-cost airlines offer great prices and Silk Air does not differ from any other airline in this regard. Tickets can be bought at rock-bottom prices, though usually not as cheap as AirAsia offers them. It is a good idea to keep an eye on the prices (on the website). This makes it is easy to book and order your trip in advance. You can also arrange this through a travel agency. Make it very clear to them that you want to fly via Singapore and check for yourself if Silk Air also handles that route, which you can then forward to your travel agent. They can easily book all necessary flights together with the intercontinental one in one go. Silk Air has its own travel agency, Tradewind Tours which offers tours at all destinations of the airline. On each Silk Air flight, you will be able to read the latest edition of Silkwinds, where all destinations and related tours are elaborated on in great detail.

Silk Air  

Codesharing with Singapore Airlines

Silk Air and Singapore Airlines codeshare, so it could be possible that you will actually be flying with Singapore Airlines. More fun, because then you can utilize the additional service and entertaining inflight programme. Other airlines that have a codesharing agreement with Silk Air are Malaysia Airlines and Garuda Indonesia. Finally, Silk Air won the prize for the 'Best Regional Airline' in South-east Asia in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Silk Air flies 5 times per day to Kuala Lumpur (total of 42 flights per week) and to some other interesting destinations (which are not always offered by the competition).

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