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George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day

George Town UNESCO World Heritage Day

7 July 2021 marks the 13th anniversary of the recognition of George Town, together with Malacca City, as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site since 2008. But what exactly does it mean to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site? This means that George Town has legal protection […]

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City

On 15 April 1989, then-Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad officially declared Malacca City to be a historical city. Ever since then, 15 April has been officially celebrated as a state holiday for Malacca, the Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City. Malacca City was Malaysia’s unofficial historical city until 7 July 2008 when the […]

Park & Dine at the Piazza by Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA

Park & Dine at the Piazza by Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA

Drive-in dining is not new to Malaysia. When A&W opened their PJS 52 outlet in 1965, they brought in the concept of a drive-in, where customers can park their vehicles at the restaurant and receive service right in the comfort of their own cars. Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA is proud to provide the same concept, called […]

Thaipusam, a Tamil Hindu Festival in Malaysia

Thaipusam, a Tamil Hindu Festival in Malaysia

Every year, Tamil Hindu devotees in Malaysia would celebrate Thaipusam. This is the time when droves of devotees would flock to Hindu temples, especially the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple at Batu Caves, and when the famous kavadi dance ceremony takes place. Last year, we dived into the meaning behind Deepavali. This time, let’s take a […]