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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 […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday in Malaysia

Black Friday & Cyber Monday in Malaysia

Every November, we all know what’s coming: sales, and we have three major November sales which are Singles’ Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Like Halloween, these two days are here due to influences from American pop culture, and Singles’ Day as a shopping spree came into existence thanks to Jack Ma’s Alibaba. While it’s […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: From the Traditional to the Bizarre

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: From the Traditional to the Bizarre

Much like Halloween, the foreign tradition of Thanksgiving was pretty much unknown in Malaysia except among some expatriates. Thanksgiving is celebrated among most North and South American countries including Canada, the United States, and Brazil. It is a harvest festival where people gave thanks for the blessings they have received for the past year. The […]