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“Up to 45% OFF???” Here’s Your Chance to Save Money On Flights to Tokyo, London, Colombo & Many More!


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It’s a universal sentiment that we’re all a little blue right now, “thanks” to the current state of the world. But with the right planning and timing, we can still save enough for our necessities AND continue partaking in life’s pleasures, including travelling overseas!

In fact, here’s one promo that we think budget-friendly travellers such as yourself should absolutely know about!

From now until 18 Jan, Malaysia Airlines is letting Malaysians save up to 45% on international flights, and as low as RM88 for domestic fares!

If you’re planning to travel any time between now and 31 August 2023, then this travel deal is PERFECT for you!

Since we know Malaysia Airlines offers flight paths to a lot of places, here’s our recommendation on where you should go for your upcoming holiday.


International destinations: Mr. and Mrs. Worldwide ?

1. London, UK: Of world-class landmarks, hip culture & Indian cuisine

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Behind bright red double-decker buses, financial districts and frequent rain showers, London is a melting pot of cultures, shopping and fine cuisines that make it one of the top travel destinations in the world!

  • Leadenhall Market: What began as a forum in ancient Roman times (SO long!), is now a one-stop market for discerning shoppers: artisanal boutiques, homely bookshops, award-winning bars and more!
  • Jack the Ripper Museum: A must-visit for true crime fans, this macabre museum documents the notorious serial killer with books, movies and artefacts – think you can solve it?
  • Feast and Mishti: Give your tummy (and soul) a feast with this North Indian buffet eatery, with more than 30 dishes for your enjoyment, including tandoori king prawns, chutneys, lamb biryani, just to name a few.


2. Tokyo, Japan: Where future and past live in harmony

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The capital of the Land of the Rising Sun looks forward to the future with fanciful (and sometimes wacky) technology, but never forgets its rich history with traditional Japanese wooden houses and serene temples.

  • Yanaka Ginza: Take a pleasant stroll to the past in Tokyo’s downtown, with the quaintness of well-maintained wooden houses, cosy cafes, and boutique shop lots lining the streets.
  • Gotokuji Temple: Unleash your fondness for neko (cats) at this unique Buddhist temple, believed to be where the “lucky waving kat” (maneki-neko) icon was born.
  • Miraikan: Get a glimpse of humanity’s possible futures, or be astounded by our unbelievable technological feats at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.


3. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Gateway to deep colonial roots and nature retreats 

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Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid (Red Mosque)

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The overlooked capital of Sri Lanka overflows with contrasts, contradictions (in a good way) and variety, with classy high-end hotels and rustic colonial-era buildings existing in intriguing cohesion.

  • Gangaramaya Temple: Take a “crash course” on Buddhism in this temple/museum, with the temple’s most sacred religious relic, a lock of Buddha’s hair, as the biggest highlight.
  • Galle Face Green: Come for luscious greenery, sandy beaches and tranquil seawater, stay for the exciting nightlife and exquisite street food.
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka: One of the continent’s oldest zoos houses 3,000 animals of different varieties, with a big emphasis on animal conversation and welfare.


Domestic destinations: Sapot lokal!

4. Alor Setar, Kedah: Heaven for Malaysian history buffs 

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Rumah Merdeka

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Swap out Langkawi for the capital of Kedah for a change! After all, Alor Setar is where you go for awe-inspiring Islamic architecture and some of the richest history that a Malaysian state could possibly hold.

  • Zahir Mosque: Voted one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, this architectural gem is a sight to behold for Malaysians of all races and religions.
  • Kedah State Museum: With almost TWO THOUSAND years worth of history, it’s worth checking out the millennia-old relics and artefacts that still exist to this day.
  • Rumah Merdeka: Get a true-to-life glimpse of how our first PM, Tunku Abdul Rahman, lived in his childhood home, including Kedah’s history and his real-life possessions.


5. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah: Venture forth into oceanic adventures and beyond

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The endearing capital of Sabah (gateway to the famed Mount Kinabalu!) has become one of the liveliest cities in the country, with boatloads of holiday options that range from nature-oriented to culturally-rich locales.

  • Borneo Railway: Ride the lines to a bygone era in the state’s oldest-running steam train, as you pass by picturesque towns, paddy fields and rainforests.
  • White water rafting: One of the most popular hobbies in KK, beginners can try out rafting at the easy-going but scenic Kiulu River; for the daredevils, Padas River is the way to go!
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: A paradise that has a little something for every island-hopper, such as Gaya for nightlife owls and the secluded Promised Land in Sulug for “introverts”.


6. Sibu, Sarawak: The overlooked city of street food galore and sightseeing

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One of the biggest cities in Sarawak is home to some of the best local cuisines in town, as well as the perfect place for taking in the lovely sights and rich history of the state.

  • Sibu Night Market: Shopping aficionados would feel right at home here, with household items and fashion apparel aplenty, as well as a potluck worth of local cuisines to savour, i.e. paus, pastries, dim sum.
  • Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum: Malaysia’s sole medical museum makes for an insightful visit, showcasing medical equipment of old and pictures of the founder’s history
  • Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse: Live like a local at this Iban settlement, which lets you partake in daily kampung “rituals” like paddy field tending, fishing and more.

“Ons lah! Now I have a better idea of where to go ber-holiday!”

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In case the destinations we recommended aren’t up your lorong, perhaps these other destinations that Malaysia Airlines flies to would tickle your fancy:

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Perth, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Miri, Malaysia
  • Kuching, Malaysia


More value-for-money deals to splurge on!

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That’s not all! If you book your flights with Malaysia Airlines before 18 January, it’s worth considering these bonus travel perks to ramp up the comfort of your flight:

  • 18% off Seat Selection (Economy only)​
  • 18% off Value Bundle (Standard Seat & 10kg Extra Baggage; Economy only)​
  • 18% off Golden Lounge Access (Economy only)​
  • 18% off Premium Bundle (Extra Legroom Seat & Golden Lounge Access; Economy only)​
  • 18% off Extra Baggage (Economy & Business)​

On top of that, Enrich members can also earn 888 bonus Enrich points to make their flight purchases even more rewarding! Pretty worth it kan?

So, don’t forget to make sure your travel period happens before 31 August 2023, so you can save up to 45% on international flights and get domestic fares as low as RM88! After all, we sure want to fast fast go travel ‘cos too exciting. ?

Mari book your flights before 18 January at https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en.html and cross off your travel bucket list with Malaysia Airlines!


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