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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 […]

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali is familiar to most Malaysians as an Indian celebration. However, not everyone knows what it is actually celebrating, with many confusing it with Thaipusam and the Indian New Year. With that in mind, let’s look deeper into it to understand what exactly is Deepavali and how it relates to everyone. Deepavali or Diwali? You […]

Digitising Events: How Participants Go Digital

Digitising Events: How Participants Go Digital

Due to the effects of COVID-19 felt all over the world, more companies have started looking into digitising events. This is not something new, as the advent of social media and the proliferation of digital accessibility has prompted few parties to pave the road to digitisation a few years back. COVID-19 was the catalyst that […]