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2011 ISSUE 48 THE AIRASIA MAGAZINE
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News, Announcements, Mail
38 Health Matters
40 Guts & Glory
Road to London
06 Captain’s Address 08 Inbox
What our guests are saying about Travel 3Sixty°
42 Hot Rods
This Just In!
10 Red Alert
Exciting News from AirAsia
46 Sleep Inns
Livin’ it Up in Langkawi
Stuff you’d love to know
82 Pilot’s Perspective
Travel 3Sixty°’s Super-cool Guide
July events to keep a lookout for
Food for Thought
Exciting Reads to Pick Up
52 Hit List
Have Heart, Will Travel
36 Biz Body
58 Stairway to the Sky 64 Go to the Glow
Underground rafting in New Zealand
70 A Hive for Heritage
Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
76 The Best Expedition in the World
Working on the Great Barrier Reef
80 Ever After
Bridal Photography in Exotic Locations
86 Travel Log
Hong Kong in a Jiffy
Celebs 88 Style Sizzlers Fashion from Around the World 90 Summer Love Creating the Perfect Look 92 Jetsetter Jang Hyuk 76 44 IN FLIGHT 96 Junior Jet Club A Seoul-ful Trip 98 Plane Fun Puzzles & Games 2 travel3sixty july .contentsjuly 100 Snapshot Fab photos taken by AirAsia guests 102 Comfort 5 tips for a more enjoyable ﬂight PORT OF CALL 104 Destination Margaret River. Western Australia 106 Route Map 110 AirAsia Sales Ofﬁces & Stations 90 MY AIRASIA 112 The Trouble-Shooter 80 JET SET Fashion. News.
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China (earthquake). Led by Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun. We launched the To Japan with Love campaign as a tribute to the people of Japan.captain’s address Limited edition wristbands for sale onboard for RM10. We hope to raise US$1 million to help the people of Japan. As a neighbour of Japan. we have placed donation boxes in all 4. The wristbands.000 plus ﬂights that we operate each week. help. purchase the special wristband the next time you ﬂy with us. it is only right that we. or for as long as Japan needs the aid. We were there during crises in Acheh (tsunami). New Zealand (earthquake). Sichuan. The display of unwavering human spirit during such a crisis is truly inspiring. Please continue supporting this initiative and donate your spare change or. we offer prayers and strength to the survivors. Scenes of devastation in northeastern Japan. AirAsia has also provided free air passage to youth volunteers who joined the ASEAN Youth Caravan of Goodwill in reaching out and bringing cheer to the communities most affected by the disasters. function as another avenue to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake. The funds raised in our campaign will be channelled through Japan Platform. We share the pain and grief of those who lost their loved ones in the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster and. Courage. But we want to do more and we’ll continue accepting donations for a year. When the Malaysian governmentdriven aid campaign to Japan was launched in the aftermath of the double disaster in Japan. Bali (bombing). Since the launch of the To Japan with Love campaign. Bangkok (civil unrest) and Christchurch. Indonesia (earthquake). the ASEAN community. Myanmar (cyclone Nargis). resilience and determination. AirAsia immediately lent support by ﬂying 200 tonnes of humanitarian aid for Japan on AirAsia X. Deputy Group CEO of AirAsia. will serve as a reminder of this campaign and. This is not the ﬁrst time that AirAsia has come to the aid of the people and nations at times of tragedy. and AirAsia is assisting in the best way we can. hoping that they’ll remain resilient and steadfast in the face of adversity. From all of us at AirAsia 6 travel3sixty july . In our efforts to get local communities involved. Recovery is easier when we pull together. we hope. these are also the same traits that AirAsia was built on. the much needed supplies were delivered in March. our guests. We have also ordered 5. Response to our campaign has been fantastic and we have you. to thank. We hope you too will stand with us in helping bring a little joy to the people of Japan. a consortium of 32 Japanese NGOs that are at the forefront of recovery efforts in northeastern Japan. Padang. limited edition wristbands that are available for sale onboard for RM10 apiece.000 special-themed.
Pak Wandi has to vie with some 150 pemulung. he earns about US$10. *Luggage shown here for illustration purpose only. Email your feedback to travel3sixty@airasia. A regular day for Pak Wandi begins as early as 5. AirAsia :). Also. ready to be redesigned attractive merchandise. But metal is scarce and competition among trash pickers is ﬁerce. they search for trash they can sell to middlemen called lapak. ~ Joanne Teh. You see. to of the children. They are incredibly adapt to their environment BABYNOMICS Madeline Thomas g guide A helpful money-savin Thomas for ﬁrst-time parents. via E-mail 76 travel3sixty may Despite the abysmal surroundings.inbox TART TALES I was reading Travel 3Sixty° on my way to Langkawi recently and the article Mouthful In Macau (May 2011) caught my attention. A Scavenger’s Life Households produce close to 30 million tonnes of waste every year. Like what you read in Travel 3Sixty°? Share your thoughts with us! To show you how much we appreciate your feedback. Via AirAsia 32 travel3sixty may 14/4/11 12:11:17 PM 55011 22_Book_may 34 THE X FACTOR While reading Travel 3Sixty° on a ﬂight to Christchurch. for every lapak out there. secrets and Princes Most Inspiration behind Little the kind of child and people Nepal don’t know much about that story there. the article introduced to me other delectable dishes in the Macanese food constellation. and lots of other smart me-downs. Malaysia From volunteering stint to mission So happy that i got another 10 cent tix yesterday. while browsing thru AA booking engine! Only RM30ish (include credit card fee) return to Langkawi . metal and broken bottles since he was just 13 years old. Although Macau is small. so poor painting local learning enthusiastic children would be more FB about studying. But when I realised just how much it quickly put things these children were suffering. But Pak Wandi is only interested in speciﬁc types of trash. for publishing this article and instilling ‘thrash sense’ in us. This village was literally built on a garbage dump. That was a compare to growing up never can Having a nicer house the same: children are essentially with your family. lust. Homes erected haphazardly from rough slabs of zinc. tips for effective and VOLUNTEER VACAT IONS in IMAGES: ADAM LEE PENANG HERITAGE FOOD Ong Jin Teong would No trip to Penang. we’ll give the best letter of the month a fabulous prize and the other three letters will receive a RM 50 e-gift voucher each. but Joyful. Via AirAsia Ta Tara Miller I spent two months in rural Vina Puspita I’ve been teaching under WORDS: BEVERLY RODRIGUES. . Azran Osman-Rani elaborated on the X factor of AirAsia X. there are 10 pemulung. NOBLE TOURISM While browsing through the May 2011 issue of Travel 3Sixty° on a ﬂight from Paris. Travel 3Sixty° will have a full story on them. Travel 3Sixty° reserves the right to edit letters for clarity and length. into Below. the most remote parts with their families in We talk to Conor Grennan about his work. You’d think ﬁlling a cart with trash would be easy. using syringes.org 55011 76_XS Project 76-77 may travel3sixty 77 10/6/11 5:02:15 PM books Killers Postcard & Liza Marklund James Patterson is preying A cold-blooded duo Europe on young couples across postcards and sending taunting before each to local newspapers arrives attack. by Ann Wizer – a statement on waste. Pak Wandi’s hunting ground is the upper middle class neighbourhood of Pondok Indah. pulling a large cart called gerobak. lizards were making a racket. shattered glass and broken bottles are at the lower end of the spectrum. via E-mail LETTER OF THE MONTH WINS A RM999 VOUCHER TO BE REDEEMED AGAINST A ROYAL MCQUEEN LUGGAGE.esauk of this . art to street kids in Jakarta. The most coveted discards are metal items. home? Not at all. pulling his gerobak.* *T&C apply. He won’t return till his gerobak is full.com. Everyone indeed can ﬂy! :) adurasayangness LETTER OF THE MONTH! Left: Pak Wandi making his Below: Plastic packaging rounds. wood and cardboard seemed to be on the verge of collapse. one and a half hour’s walk away. Pak Wandi never attended school. By 6. brings me smile & joy. All they sometimes whiney. via E-mail An artist’s vision to curb consumer waste and empower the margina lised who live in its shadow. representing a high proﬁ the courtroom things get sticky. ~ David Khoo. 73% ends up in landﬁlls. transforms trash into quirky designer creations. In the pecking order of trash. sinking into the ground – soft from years of accumulated trash. In Kampung Cireunder alone. I’d arrived at Kampung Cireunder in Cilandak Barat. resilient. www. which is embodied by the airline’s “X-ploratory spirit of pushing boundaries and breaking conventions. Thank you Travel 3Sixty°. This detailed comes Penang’s culinary heritage giving with classic family recipes. and keep the children p FB the sex trade. ~ Yong Chin Chin. WORDS: BEVERLY RODRIGUES PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM LEE Here’s the buzz on AirAsia’s Twitter and Facebook pages My trip to Siem Reap was magical. And I thought ” the ‘X’ was only about X-tra leg room and X-tra comfort. volunteering vil time in the orphanages. right: Waste material at Opposite page: Art installation Kampung Cireunder. TURNS LIFE CALLING VOLUNTEER TOURISM Little Princes.. I received a warm welcome from Pak Wandi.30am. Cardboard boxes and paper fetch a marginally higher price. good handinvestments for baby. frustrating. Sandeep Wadia My initial reasons for volunteering were pretty selﬁsh. and above that are shampoo bottles and cans. NYPD up with Jacob Kanon teams to nab his a Swedish reporter daughter’s killers. safe parenting. Kajang. in an uplifting way. I wanted to share trafﬁcking we witnessed and bravery show the joy. Malaysia sampling the be complete without foodie cuisine of this much-loved book on paradise.. it is a valuable source of income to others. The word my talent by inspired me to contribute houses.. I chanced upon the three brief write-ups on volunteer tourism in the ‘Books’ section. THRASH SENSE The ﬁrst thing that struck me as I stepped out of the cab was the rancid stench of decay. a poignant can be said about Not enough to reunite trafﬁcked children tale about a man’s mission of Nepal. world navigates the often scary with huge of parenthood fraught discussing wise costs and concerns. this may take two to three nights. On the rare occasion that Pak Wandi manages to ﬁll a gerobak full of metal items. 8 travel3sixty july . Like many children of trash pickers. I was fascinated by the fact that there is a group of noble people who would travel to other countries to help uplift the well-being of the less fortunate.My very 1st trip to the most talked about place in Msia!!!! Lynette W Leong My Favorite airlines. it is rich in food culture and though I thought the tarts were a hot attraction. Returning countryside with poor co to help to Australia. Now I have the right answer to what the ‘X’ really stands for in AirAsia X. I was hoping to further read on the experiences of these volunteer tourists and I hope that in a future issue. featured Little wished I had told even They loved it! They more stories! adapting Princes’ reactions to being to Do children have problems upon returning poorer living conditionsbig surprise for me. into perspective. Will bedroom? Find battle move into the read full of out in this fun and sexy lies. Instead. I came across Exploring New Frontiers (May 2011) where Air Asia X CEO. and somewhere in the nearby hillocks of trash. I salute the team at Project XS for their heartfelt initiatives to help save the earth and at the same time. Colours may vary. fun. one of thousands of trash picker communities that exist on the fringes of ultra-modern Jakarta. Read of the Month THE PERFECT COUPLE Robyn Sisman Kate Pepper When divorce lawyer husband who’s goes up against her le pop diva. I hope to try them when I visit Macau again. thanks to AirAsia’s awesome ﬂight+hotel package! So cheap i wanna go again! missy_a_n Your turnaround time is so much faster now & the food quality has improved signiﬁcantly! Great progress & keep it up! Jacqueline Foong Thanks AirAsia for making distance just numbers. I felt compelled me feel alive again those that had made th to help Cambodia’s by starting a project b safe from poor. he’s off on his hunt.00am. he devoted his days to helping his father collect trash. It can take up to two weeks to obtain enough volume to sell to a lapak. ~ Yu Zhen. he has children of his own. The article Thrash’ Formation (May 2011) enlightened me that though most people discard thrash blatantly. and spending or families. and they need volume. Instead. When a postcard detective in Stockholm. I wanted to something impressive put on my CV. pill blisters and boxes . I had travelled to Macau last year and the picture of the delicious egg tarts in the article reminded me of the sweet offerings there. Sahabat Anak the supervision of the ‘voluntourism’ community. Oversized hens chased each other over mountains of slushy garbage. provide education for the under-privileged children in Jakarta. and hopes that one day they’ll break the cycle and ﬁnd their way out of the trash pickers’ village. pemulung don’t get paid by the town council to keep the streets clean. a 28-year-old trash picker or pemulung who’s been collecting plastic. up your own you a chance to whip char koay teow! Penang Cambodia teaching English Ca in hospitals and villages. Today. strength. If only people were sensible enough to realise that there is monetary value Did you know? in thrash. and only letters regarding articles will stand to win a prize. the world would have taken an entirely different course in handling rubbish.
This special menu will feature three Korean dishes: rean Korean Traditional Chicken & al w.” ~ Chef Shingun HOT TIP! P Pre-book your meals at www. Regional Head of Financial Services and Loyalty. Winter Sonata. GO SEOUL! • Pop by a kimchi school to learn about South Korea’s favourite delicacy. • Make a pilgrimage to beautiful Namiseom Island. • Visit hotspots like the Kyeongbok Palace and the National Folklore Museum. in which kitchen items are turned into percussion instruments. com regularly to keep in the loop on more exciting AirAsia-Citibank campaigns.redalert SEOUL FOOD AirAsia X has teamed up with amed Korean celebrity Chef Shingun rline’s to develop the airline’s menu uala for the Seoul – Kuala Lumpur al route. and is currently rrently experimenting with Chef Shingun’s secret recipe for the Korean barbeque eque delight – bulgogi. then catch the comical Nanta Show. “With the premium ﬂat bed seats.com 10 travel3sixty july . “W “We hope that this partnership would fur further promote South Korea to the wo world and I am thankful to AirAsia X for hel helping me live my dreams and making thi this collaboration possible. certainly appreciated the token. i. 1st from left is Johan Aris. Regional Head of Financial Services and Loyalty at AirAsia said “We want our customers to have ‘the money can’t buy experience’ whenever they travel with AirAsia. ” Visit www. Ng Chee Chuan. and 300.airasia.com to enjoy savings of up to 25%. AirAsia X also plans to expand this Korean menu. shop till you drop at the popular Insadong Antique Street. Business Director for Cards & Consumer Lending. Citibank Berhad. Chicken mpkin Breast Sweet Pumpkin e Cheese Croquette & Mushroom Tofu Steak with old Kimchi. Johan Aris. while ensuring y your favourite dishes are available. Book your tours at www. or Jump Show. the ﬁlming location of Korea’s romantic drama series. 3rd from right is Anand Cavale. ” One lucky winner. Dongdaemun Market and Myeongdong. AirAsia rewarded 10 loyal AirAsiaCitibank credit card members with a pair of return ﬂight tickets to Seoul.AirAsiaGo. you also help to reduce wastage! Relaxing Reward To celebrate the third anniversary of the AirAsia-Citibank’s partnership. a musical about an eccentric martial arts family. we will have a super smooth and comfortable ﬂight. South Korea. and then. complete with Premium Flat Bed seating. By pre-booking. AirAsia Berhad.000 AirAsia-Citibank Rewards Points. Dry Pollack Stew.airasia.
changed lives and we are looking forward to doing more of that as we move along. I made excellent friends. ~ Khairul Nizam Mahyiden. Head of Industrial Relation & Compliance Beyond the wonderful relaxation. it was also great way to bond with colleagues from other countries and stations too. AirAsia’s Corporate Culture department organised a special weekend of healthy living for a group of Allstars at The Spa Resort Chiang Mai. ~ Fazlina Bee. Finance and Accounting Executive No pain. Regional Head of Commercial for AirAsia was honoured to receive the award that recognises innovative best practices. organic meals and natural spa treatments. Not only was this an opportunity for Allstars to unwind and learn yoga. To make their transition as fun as possible. but I ﬁrmly believe that we should love our bodies. love everyone and appreciate my body. The retreat included yoga sessions. on board the ﬂight and. take care of our health and even be grateful to enemies for pushing us to our limit. Airline of the Year AirAsia was named Asia Paciﬁc Value Airline of the Year at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Paciﬁc Aerospace & Defense Awards in June. ~ Ragu Nadarajan. Travel 3Sixty° Editorial Assistant . upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport. orientation activities and competitions at Suvarnabhumi airport. and Kathleen Tan. Frost & Sullivan recognises outstanding performance in the aviation industry.expedia. ” Kathleen Tan Recently. and send love to your enemies. This will give me more energy and greater focus at work. incredibly low ﬂight fares. your body and each part of it. to be all we can be. your friends. realised dreams. Here’s what the rejuvenated Allstars had to say: I loved our yoga instructor’s mantra: “Say thanks to your parents. no gain. AirAsia organised games. Guest Experience Team Leader I have a better understanding of yoga and healthy eating habits. Visit www. value-for-money travel packages and travel insurance. This makes for good team work.th for great discounts on hotel stays. Go Allstars! ~ Bonyaluck Winyaratana MS. the world’s largest online travel agent to launch the Expedia Thailand website in Thai. I may be struggling with ” weight issues. THAI TRAVEL PORTAL One-stop online travel portal AirAsiaGo has teamed up with Expedia.co. I love the healthy food and fresh air! ~ Kruetip Suradech.WARM WELCOME ALLSTARS RECHARGE AirAsia Thailand offered a warm welcome to Chiang Mai University freshmen who were travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in May. Quality Assurance Engineer I know every part of my body and how to help my body. Thailand. “As we are drawing close to our 10th anniversary this year. we are proud to have served the underserved. I learnt to think positively.
the AirAsia Running Club stormed the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in July competing in the 21-km and 42-km marathons. ” Going The AirAsia X CEO. lunch boxes. After training hard for the SIC & AirAsia Fun Run held at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit in May. Fernandes. Allstar winners of the SIC AirAsia Fun Run: Lim Hong Han. you will ﬁnd the creative spirit permeating and bursting in everyone. Speaking about the recognition. Tune Talk. The avid runners here continuously push their bodies to the limit to beat their personal best and set new records.com or on board AirAsia ﬂights. Fernandes has not only democratised air travel. Start your collection by purchasing online at airasiamegastore. innovation and resourcefulness reign supreme.Creative Genius AirAsia Group CEO. but diversiﬁed his great value. Super cool goodies include backpacks. I am a dreamer and when you encourage other people to realise their dreams too. said “It speaks volumes of the kind or organisations we’re in where creativity. Dato’ Sri Dr. Lim Hong Khai and Daryl Ong. low cost philosophy with such successes as Tune Hotels. TRANSFORMERS ROLL OUT! Transform dreary schooldays into exciting learning adventures with limited edition Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon merchandise. water bottles and wallets featuring your favourite Autobots and Decepticons. it’s a passion. Azran Osman-Rani Distance For AirAsia Running Club members. colour pencils. Tony Fernandes is the only Southeast Asian to make New York-based business magazine Fast Company’s list of 2011’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. AirAsia Allstars in action at the SIC run. Tune Money and Tune Tone. With AirAsia X CEO and marathon enthusiast Azran Osman-Rani leading the pack. imagination. the club took on an even bigger challenge. running is more than a hobby. stationery sets. Transformers pencil box Transformers wallet Transformers backpack 14 travel3sixty july .
AirAsia’s Group CEO. Dato’ Sri Dr. ” Humanitarian Mission In June. Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes said “Adhering to strict investor relations standards and putting great emphasis on transparency and good corporate governance are hallmarks of AirAsia’s success. “The organisation has been working hard for the past year to create value for the stock and their investment by making sure the right message and information are conveyed to our shareholders and investors. . For Benyamin Ismail. AirAsia itself was awarded the Best Investor Relations Website award. while AirAsia’s Investor Relations manager. AirAsia X ﬂew 20 members of the ASEAN Youth Caravan of Goodwill to Haneda. the youth staged cultural performances and shared their own survival stories at evacuation centres. On a mission to spread joy and lend support to survivors of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan.TRIPLE WIN AirAsia nabbed three major awards for investor relations during the inaugural awarding ceremony of Malaysian Investor Relations Association (MIRA) in May. Japan. Tony Fernandes. won Best CEO for Investor Relations – Mid Cap. Commenting on this win. Benyamin Ismail took home the award for Best Investor Relations Professional – Mid Cap. these awards prove ” that AirAsia is on track in investor relations.
2011. you get to sample fresh and delicious durian fruits that have just fallen off the trees. the SFF Village will host Singapore’s biggest food and beverage event with more than 60 food stalls offering a variety of mouth watering.com. apart from learning about the fruit. Penang is also home to some of the most exquisitely aromatic durians in Southeast Asia. The Penang Durian Tour also covers other exotic tropical fruit orchards growing nutmeg.com.airasiago. www.singaporefoodfestival.bulletin FOOD FOOD FOOD For the ﬁrst time in the 18-year history of the Singapore Food Festival (SFF). www. Here. culinary heritage trails and many other exciting food related activities. 18 travel3sixty july . the festival offers food tasting sessions. From July 15 to 24. lip smacking local and international dishes. AirAsia’s Penang Durian Tour takes you to durian orchards in Balik Pulau.sg ! FEAST ON THE KING Besides a UNESCO world heritage listing and spectacular street food. food river cruises. ambula (kedondong) and more.
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At the Pavilion. the park covers an area of 198.DIVING DEAL Malaysia is famous for its beaches and Perhentian Island. zoo. The package also includes boat transfers from the Kuala Besut jetty. www. www.com . white sandy beaches and warm blue waters. CUDDLY GIANTS Come visit the giant pandas at the Seac Pai Van Park in Macau. Located at the northwestern foot of the Coloane Hills. AirAsiaGo. Perhentian Island is also a divers’ paradise. as well as four dives with equipment rental.org. . With lush greenery. walk-in aviary and Giant panda information centre. 000 square metres with various public facilities including the Giant Panda Pavilion. guests get to observe the charming pandas in indoor and outdoor enclosures that are modelled after the natural terrain of the creature’s habitat. is no exception.mo .macaupanda.com is offering an exciting 4D/3N Fun Diving package that includes three nights stay in Perhentian Island Resort with breakfast. off the coast of Terengganu.airasiago.
www. Some of the locations used in the ﬁlm have been declared by the local government as areas of importance to culture and tourism to help raise funds for the Muhammadiyah Elementary School.somerset.Ever since it was used as the backdrop for the awardwinning Indonesian ﬁlm Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warriors) by Andrea Hirata.com. belitungisland. do check out the resident’s programme that aims to help familiarise guests with Bangkok through city tours. Laskar Pelangi tour packages that include these places are available at www. The property even provides tuk tuk rides to nearby hotspots including the BTS Skytrain station. Somerset Thonglor offers business and recreational facilities aimed at making guests feel at home.com. The ﬁlm tells the story of a teacher with 10 students who has to deal with poverty and obstacles in keeping the school open. . The island is about an hour’s ﬂight away from Jakarta and is also accessible by boat. When there. Belitung Island has become a hotspots of sorts in Indonesia. which was featured in the novel. RAINBOW WARRIORS HOME & AWAY Located in Soi Thonglor.
indonesia.org AwesomeFest July 29 – 31 Fearless BMX riders. ﬁre and imagery during the Northern Territory’s most extravagant Aboriginal cultural festival at sacred Malkgulumbu. MotoX bikers.tourismthailand. www. puppetry and mime.calendar UK JULY THAILAND Phi Ta Khon July 1 – 3 Locals wearing spirit masks made from rice husks and coconut bark.uk AUSTRALIA Walking with Spirits July 30 Djilpin Arts and the Australian Shakespeare Company interpret an ancient Aboriginal ceremony or corroboree with music. fashion shows. physical theatre.org.djilpinarts. play pranks during this mischief-ﬁlled Ghost Festival in Loei province. drift drivers and other daredevils pump up the adrenaline during this extreme sports festival at Mallory Park. www. www.sg 26 travel3sixty july .awesomefest. www. www.co. and Miss) Manado pageant.sistic. skaters.au INDONESIA SINGAPORE Manado Beach Festival July 7 – 15 The anniversary of Manado is celebrated with traditional arts and music.com. sports competitions and a Nyong and None (Mr.travel Grimm Tales July 21 – 23 Some of the best loved fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are given a contemporary twist through narration.
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cuisine IMAGE: CORBIS WORDS: SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH FOOD FOR THOUGHT What’s cooking in the food industry these days? A lot actually! Join us as we delve into the hottest food trends of the moment. 30 travel3sixty july .
These mobile applications offer a mindboggling array of tools to assist everyone from die-hard foodies to harried mums. The sight and smell of food have the power to evoke the past.net). Food and the act of gathering to eat are cherished as essential parts of human interaction. weaves family ties. creates traditions and inspires hope and aspirations for the future. Here’s a look at what professionals and industry experts have to say about the food trends that are sweeping across our tables and possibly transforming our eating habits. we’ll never look at vending machines the same way again. who have precious little garden space – if at all – are jumping on the bandwagon. In the US. tradition and identity. households growing their own food have leapt up a whopping 24 percent since 2007. ﬁnd recipes (http://www.foodspotting. The food industry of the 21st century. food is a reﬂection of a nation’s culture. You can now convert measurements and perform ingredient calculations (http:// kitchencalculator. track calories (Lose It!). share food photos (www. Around the world. inﬂuencing our thinking on what we put on our plates and into our bodies.epicurious. With a little creativity. In Japan. it is an expression of the soul. literally. july travel3sixty 31 . Happily Homegrown Growing your own produce at home is now a hugely popular concept for many. Never before have food trends emerged so rapidly. IMAGE: PHOTOLIBRARY Food is. ﬂower pots are heaving with tomatoes and empty rooftops are housing chicken coops. these automatic food kiosks are now dishing out farm fresh eggs and sushi. food isn’t being consumed just for nourishment or for pleasure – it’s also closely linked to fashion and trends. window ledges are being turned in herb boxes.com Download that Dish Cookery books are so last century! The food world changed forever the moment iPhone and other smartphone apps appeared. http:// growfoodathome.The Machine Makeover Vending machines are getting a much-needed makeover. a part of our physical selves. machines that dispense food like lobster and quiche are popping up. At its highest form. com). Perhaps for the ﬁrst time in human history. Once this trend takes off. and we as consumers. Cooking and eating brings people together. Even big city folks.wordpress. have evolved and adapted to reﬂect these deeper nuances. and more with just the click of a button. com). All over US and Europe.
chicken embryo… these delicacies aren’t just for Andrew Zimmern on Bizzare Foods. More vegetarians. fewer cattle. Big food producers have taken notice. leading to more food products that are free of preservatives. food like chicken’s feet and pig’s ears have always been a source of pleasure but these unusual items are now becoming more commonplace in other parts of the world. better world! www. Consumers realise that buying. insects.com Warning: Man in the Kitchen More men than women have been hit with job loss all across the world and this has led to them helping their families by donning an apron instead of bringing home a paycheck. Consumers are more aware and interested to know exactly what goes into a tin of tomatoes or a bag of chips and. thanks to a growing willingness to sample new chow. Word is out that Campbell’s.frightening. Less transportation time also translates to big beneﬁts for the environment because it creates less pollution and eases the burden on your wallet because it’s cheaper. Kraft and Starbucks are reinventing their recipes and packages to reﬂect this new trend. are not afraid to voice out their opinions if they’re not happy with the ingredients list.foodadditivesworld. artiﬁcial colours. Vegetarian Proliferation Vegetarianism is now enjoying a neverbefore-seen surge of popularity. Mother Earth stands to gain huge beneﬁts too. In New York. Guys are also attracted to cooking. More and more people are willing (even eager!) to try food that was previously seen as disgusting or 32 travel3sixty july IMAGE: PHOTOLIBRARY . ﬂavourings and sugar substitutes. it also pays off in terms of health beneﬁts because food that travels the shortest distance stays fresh. Devouring like a Daredevil Snake. IMAGE: CORBIS Deliverance from Preservatives Less is more when it comes to preservatives. happycow. though.net Going Local ‘Local’ could mean anywhere in the world depending on where you live. cooking and eating locally-grown produce not only supports local farmer and growers. It’s common knowledge that fresh fruits and vegetables combat all sorts of illnesses like heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Studies show that 21st century males spend three times more time in the kitchen compared to their 70s counterparts. A United Nations report revealed that the world’s cattle herds do more damage to the environment than all the cars and planes combined. It’s not just the economy that’s lured men to the stove. www. For some. various foodie organisations are pushing the limits on what’s considered edible in the West. This is great news for our collective health. thanks to the rise of macho TV chefs and intriguing cooking shows. Eating a vegetablebased diet also allows better weight control.
Get Frisky Garlic is packed with allicin. which increases blood ﬂow to (ahem. fresh seafood and hummus (a chickpea dip) lowers the risk of depression by about 30%. Outwit Cancer Colourful fruits and vegetables contain high levels of phytochemicals – a potent cancer-ﬁghting. Colourful fruits and other foods rich in vitamin C have the power to increase mental agility. seafood and vegetables. july travel3sixty 33 IMAGE: PHOTOLIBRARY . Research reveals that having just 100g of red meat everyday can raise your mortality rate by 30% or more. These foods feature lots of good fats and happinessinducing B vitamins.Fabulous Food Facts Boost Brain Power Make oranges and blackcurrants your favourite snacks and you’ll go right to the top of the class. So don’t be afraid to go into garlic overdrive when you’re in the mood for love. Stay Happy Studies show that eating a Mediterranean-style diet. ahem!) every part of the body. Eat a variety of colours for the best protection as different hues indicate the presence of different types of phytochemicals. Longevity Tip Want to live longer? Stick to eating chicken. which includes plenty of olives. immune-boosting nutrient.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS Dipika Rai’s debut novel Someone Else’s Garden shows readers what it’s like to be ‘low-caste’ and female in rural India. Wanchai. I come from a family of very strong. Such is the belief in communities where girls are treated as liabilities. But.books THOSE IN PERIL Wilbur Smith Somali pirates kidnap the teenage daughter of oil heiress Hazel Bannock. choral scholar Harry Clifton works his way up in life. READ OF THE MONTH MY VENEZUELAN MY VENEZUELAN CUISINE ENEZUE ENEZUELAN UELA Chef Carmen Rawston Rawsto Try your hand at whipping up exotic Venezuelan delicacies like the elaborate pabellón criollo (a rice and bean dish). and demand a ransom of 20 billion dollars. educated. Bannock teams up with Major Hector Cross to rescue her daughter.hkbookfair. and planning a family with a woman. While authorities are unable to intervene due to political and diplomatic reasons. Zoe Baxter is surprised to ﬁnd herself in love again. This will happen when women become independent earners and productive members of a family. Chef Rawston’s easy cookbook is a delicious introduction to Venezuelan food culture. THE TITLE ‘Feeding a girl child is like watering someone else’s garden’.com/en 34 travel3sixty july . SING YOU HOME Jodi Picoult Heartbroken after a string of unsuccesful pregnancies that result in a divorce. it remains for gender-equality to be sanctioned by tradition. Picoult’s novel comes with a CD of folk songs to set the mood. ONLY TIME WILL TELL ME WILLTEL WILL TELL L ELL (CLIFTON CHRONICLES) N Jeffrey Archer The ﬁrst installation of the Clifton Chronicles is ﬁlled with great characters and juicy secrets. which can make us more than we ever thought we could be. a drain on the family’s resources as they require a dowry to get married and become productive ‘gardens’ for other families. or mixing Latin thirstquenchers like the popular rum fruit cocktail guarapita. Born into poverty but with the voice of an angel. WORDS: BEVERLY RODRIGUES IMAGES: ADAM LEE GROWING UP My family was taught to repudiate caste several generations before I was born. Now. www. TO MY READERS I would like my readers to come away knowing and believing that there is a kernel of redemption in every situation. DON’T MISS THIS! CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS! Don’t miss the Hong Kong Book Fair 2011 from July 20 till 26 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. I’d like to raise my children to be socially-conscious. WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN INDIA Some progress has been made and the gender-inequality issue is being addressed on various levels with a lot more girls going to school and joining the workforce. independent women who believe in education. just when his future is burning bright. a possibility of a miracle in every destiny. a custody battle over her fertilised embryos turns into a ﬁght for gay rights. But. he learns a secret that changes his life forever. bequeathing them the legacy of social and intellectual freedom.
It’s the end of an era. developed and created a better life by watching The Oprah Winfrey Show. Television stations are also bracing for a slump in afternoon ratings with Oprah bidding farewell. she continues to teach us all a great lesson even at her departure – that we should all strive to do what we want to do. is all about what he learned from his failures. toggling of our attention. Oprah has proven her detractors wrong in the past. Stick to ” the basics and learn to be unoriginal in some ways to maximise proﬁtability. Here’s how you can avoid failure according to business consultants Denise Beeson and Scott Gerber. how we want to do it. 200 MILLION active Facebook users (about 40%) access the social network through their mobile devices. whose book. and just go for it! worth of products have been ordered from Amazon using mobile devices from mid 2009 to mid 2010. “Those that set out to revolutionise the wheel will be run over by it. PERCENT of the world population subscribe to mobile phones. moneyless start-up is a mere dream. You don’t really know how addicted you are.bizbody Solution Savvy Whenever you come across a stumbling block. Gerber says. Build a Business and Not Go Broke. author of Hamlet’s Blackberry WORDS: EFI HAFIZAH HAMZAH 36 travel3sixty july Info from www. It’s also useful when opportunities arise to hire and buy inventory. We’re not built to handle that onslaught of information. ~ William ” Powers. Oprah aired her last episode after 25 years in the business. You’re skating on the surface of your day. Beeson says. • FORGET ORIGINALITY Not all businesses require work when you try to be ‘unique’. Never Get a ‘Real’ Job: How to Dump Your Boss. leaving a void in the lives of many people who’ve learnt. Protect Your Start-up Statistics claim that half of all business startups fail in the ﬁrst year. The ﬁrst warning sign is usually a heightened sense of having too much going on. Sales activity has to be ” done daily because the market is so dynamic that clients come and go. Whatever the future holds. always look to those who have solved theirs successfully and take a big page out of their books. While Oprah moves on to her next big venture – OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Mark These Business Words! “This 24/7 layer of connectedness we’ve added has really ramped up the feeling that life is going out of control.com USD1 . sceptics question if this new venture will bear the same success. • DON’T WAIT FOR CLIENTS Set aside a portion of the day to sell! “A business will not be successful unless prospecting for new clients occurs daily. Focus on building a solid business model that generates revenue and proﬁt instead of seeking outside funding. • HAVE A RESERVE FUND Emergencies happen! Set aside money for unexpected expenses. 2011. • DON’T RELY ON FUNDING Investing in an unproven. The numbers are projected to rise by 30% come 2015.mobithinking. 30 BILLION The Oprah Example On May 25.
One yolk delivers 25% of your daily needs. Remove impurities from liver with milk thistle extract. Flush out the bad stuff in the colon by eating a healthy and nutritious diet. The super seven includes kidneys.5 MILLION people worldwide die from harmful use of alcohol yearly.000 men for the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study which ran from 1986 until 2008. PROSTATE PROTECTION Research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The Harvard team found that drinking six or more cups of coffee a day was associated with an almost 20% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.000 women found that premenopausal women who consumed a lot of dairy products. WORDS: EFI HAFIZAH HAMZAH IMAGES: WWW. exercise regularly and take massages. PERCENT of adults aged 25 and over. there are seven important organs that aid our state of well-being. 60 38 travel3sixty july Source: World Health Organization (International Research) PERCENT . Cleanse kidneys by drinking parsley juice. skin. Besides the brain. Hence.HU of the world population above 25 years old has high cholesterol level. Check with your doctor on the safest ways to cleanse before you begin any regime. 2. Wilson’s team collected data on 48. ﬁgures and medical advice. SUPER SEVEN SERVICING Our bodies need regular maintenance and servicing. MILLION people globally die from tobacco use annually at an alarming rate of one death every 6 seconds. The mucous and toxins in the lungs can be eliminated with ginger. CANCER -SLASHING Ingredients EGG YOLK Research in 2009 suggests that it may be cancer-protective because it’s rich in choline (linked to lower rates of breast cancer). the men reported on how much coffee they drank. ran a lower risk of breast cancer. Every four years. but eating things that protect and regulate our organs. compared to those who did not drink coffee. PERCENT of recommended daily allowance for folacin – necessary for blood cell formation and prevention of liver diseases – can be found in just a 150g serving of asparagus. Kathryn Wilson. recently announced that coffee could possibly thwart prostate malignancy. regular de-toxing is important. Donate blood as it eliminates toxins and encourages body to produce fresh blood cells. liver. blood. lymph and colon. globally. LOW FAT CHEESE A large-scale study of 120. To clear the lymphatic system.SXC. Protect skin with moisturisers and a good sun block. cancercausing free radicals. suffered high blood pressure in 2008.health matters DOCTOR’S 5 ORDERS We pay homage to doctors in celebration of World Doctor’s Day on July 1 with a list of facts. it’s a natural diuretic. That means not only taking care of what we eat. especially low-fat and fatfree ones. 40 39 CABBAGE One 22-calorie cup of cabbage is loaded with sulforaphane which increases production of enzymes that disarm cell-damaging. lungs.
guts & glory COMPILED BY: NICOLETTE NG IMAGE: PHOTOLIBRARY LONDON Head to London for the upcoming F1 Grand Prix from July 8 to 10 and kick-start the countdown to the London Olympics 2012 with some fun sports facts. 40 travel3sixty july ROAD TO .
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Next came the need to have connectivity via mobile entertainment and communication devices such as the I-Pod. it has slowly found its way into the automobile. Toyota Prius and Ford Escape now come with Self Parking Systems (as an option) controlled by multiple cameras and a computer software. portable USB sticks and even the mobile phone. modes of transportation merely moved you from point A to point B. Using a toggle switch. thus allowing them hands-free communication and voice connectivity. in-car entertainment and other comfort features. Lexus LS. In recent years. Artist impression of Rods:Mercedes B-Class Self Parking System. GPS (global positing systems) have also been introduced into all types of cars. a whole slew of technology is poised to make your travelling safer. as the ease of mobility has become an important requirement in navigating the streets. premium models were outﬁtted with technology that pushed production costs sky-high. Drivers only need to ﬁnd the space and put the car in ‘park mode’ and the car parks itself neatly with the driver needing only to apply the brakes to stop the car when parked. Bluetooth connectivity in the in-car entertainment unit allowed the driver to ‘pair’ the handphone with the car stereo. these features can be individualised to suit the needs of the driver and their passengers. It has become a necessity for some and a must-have for many. For the handphone junkie. Then there are Drive Aids. faster. passengers and drivers. car manufacturers found newer uses for technology in the form of passive safety features. In the last 20 years or so. Then. This has made driving safer and reduced distraction when on the road. The introduction of Park Assist Systems and reverse parking cameras became a standard feature. thus making them expensive beyond the means of the average buyer. airbags and ESP (electronic stability programme) to keep cars safer. This technology makes the drive experience a lot more pleasant and at the same time. Artist impression of Volvo pedestrian detection and full auto brake features. Some luxury cars like the Mercedes B-Class. First it came in small doses as ABS (anti-lock braking system). WORDS: DANIEL FERNANDEZ 42 travel3sixty july . safer for pedestrians.hot rods Toyota Auris with inﬂated airbags. The driver was now able to bring his personal music into his car and listen to his favourite tunes. Dashboards were ﬁtted with computers that controlled cabin climate conditions. a mouse like device or a rotary click-and-conﬁrm knob. greener and even more fun! Technology has found its way into every facet of our lives. Moving Technology If in the past.
even basic modes of transportation like compact city cars and scooters will be equipped with these moving technology. The availability of cheaper hardware has made this possible and very soon. . The system scans for small moving objects and calculates their movements to prevent possible accidents. Clean air emissions have made it possible for new cars to be leaner in fuel consumption and better in power. This has been an expensive feature till now but in recent months. Though not really for the drivers and more for the passengers. Volkswagen Polo TSI engine. Cars like the VW Polo TSI uses a small capacity engine of just 1.2-litres but produces the power of a bigger 1. the Internet will keep passengers connected to the latest in real time.6-litre car whilst still producing very little CO2 emissions! For the future. new-age communication – the Internet – will be the key feature in luxury cars. Fuel efﬁciency and emissions too have become important issues lately and car manufacturers are stepping up their efforts in creating clean burning in low capacity engines in order to get the best fuel efﬁciency possible. cars like the Volvo XC60 and S60 sedan are equipped with cameras and sensors located in the front and side of the cars that work with a software to detect pedestrians and even pets to reduce or prevent injuries or fatalities.To prevent and reduce pedestrian accidents. mainstream car manufacturers have begun introducing Wi-Fi connectivity to allow families to travel with Internet-ready devices to entertain passengers and. run GPS and other entertainment systems.
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sleep inns Livin’ it Up in Langkawi With brilliantl blue skies. lapping waves and sea breeze for company. Get your ﬁx with a syringe of mango or kiwi puree pumped over yoghurt. you’ll be transported to a paradise designed to revive even the most ﬂagging of spirits. and of course discreet waiters to keep your wine glass ﬁlled. and a decadent dessert for a sweet ﬁnish. Step into the white tea-perfumed Minangkabau style resort and begin your sensory journey with stunning seaviews from Breeze Lounge. Feel your tension ebb away as your masseuse applies a warm herbal pouch to your back followed by a powerful aromatherapy remedy. a main course of the freshest seafood grilled to perfection. Imagine a table for two on WORDS: BEVERLY RODRIGUES PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM LEE the candlelit spa deck with just the moonlight. Westin’s famous SuperFoods make a grand appearance at the breakfast buffet with a section dedicated to these health-enhancing goodies rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. enjoy the Spa by Night. a romantic three-course dinner by the beach. indulge in an energy-boosting Heavenly Massage at the beachside Heavenly Spa. Then. Holistic Haven The Westin lifestyle is all about wellness and rejuvenation. a soothing island vibe and luxurious hotels that cater for your every need. 46 travel3sixty july . the only one in Malaysia. Afterwards. you’ll never want to leave Langkawi. harissa marinated calamari and cucumber onion salad. and at the award-winning Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. The three-course dinner includes creative appetisers like lemon dill cured seabass. Malaysia.
A Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar. dark chocolate. indulge in free-ﬂowing sparkling wine.com for attractive room deals on this hotel. dine on a decadent array of fresh seafood at the atmospheric Captain’s Grill. A Jalan Teluk Nibong. children’s books. you’ll ﬁnd a lovely welcome gift. Whether your ideal holiday involves lounging by an inﬁnity pool. this gentle one-hour aromatic massage leaves you feeling thoroughly rejuvenated. SuperFoods like avocados.or a nutricious blueberry smoothie. treat yourself to Sheraton’s signature Healing Massage at The Spa. Yes. enjoying a drink at a sunken pool bar. family time. Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort is a great place for some quality. walnuts.airasiago.com for attractive room deals on this hotel. bottle of wine. wild salmon and raspberries are subtly incorporated into other dishes too creating ‘food synergy’ for an even more delicious spread. bubbly at breakfast! After a full day of kayaking. Children have a special hangout of their own. ﬂuffy bliss. 07000 Langkawi. Kedah T +604 960 8888 Visit www. For a much-needed break. Using a combination of soothing strokes and acupuncture and speciallyblended oils. videos and arts and crafts like batik. This could be a tropical fruit basket. joining cooking classes or trying out various watersports. this resort has something for you. swimming in the inﬁnity pool. The cheerful Lutong Kid’s Club offers a variety of board games. Kedah T +604 952 8000 Visit www. retire to your room and enjoy a soothing night’s sleep on a Heavenly Bed. designed to cocoon you in layer after layer of pure. Family Fun & Frolic With just the right blend of carefree fun and luxury. At night. playing tennis and other fun activities. complete with white sails and knotted ropes. To celebrate life. Stepping into your room. snorkelling. 07000 Langkawi. cute dusky leaf monkey soft toy or even a colourful platter of macaroons and chocolate chip biscuits to begin your vacation feeling like a VIP . 48 travel3sixty july .airasiago.
calm and regenerate skin. 50 travel3sixty july . waste management and pollution reduction. invites guests to participate in coral clearing and educational reef walks. and has initiated various green practices for energy and water conservation.airasiago. which draws on the healing powers of essential oils and ancient acupuncture. The Andaman has also inititated a Coral Conservation Project to rehabilitate the fringing reef that was damaged by the 2004 tsunami. each gem has special healing properties to drain toxins. ﬂying lemurs and other wildlife in the greenery and resort grounds. this luxury abode is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment. The Andaman is all about experiences and capitalises on its great location by the sea to offer guests an unusual pre-dining experience. jasper. It doesn’t get fresher than that! A Jalan Teluk Datai.Ode to Nature Nestled in the midst of an ancient rainforest. enjoy a deep tissue Time Traveler’s Massage. The Andaman nurtures a special bond with nature. To ease your jetlag. this facial is not purely hedonistic. you’ll see dusky leaf monkeys. For a truly decadent treat. local ﬁshemen come ashore. Here.com for attractive room deals on this hotel. Kedah T +604 959 1088 Visit www. In the evenings. Being so close to nature. improve microcirculation. aventurine and unakite! Despite how it sounds. and guests get to pick which crustacean or ﬁsh they’d like grilled for dinner. The view is worthy of all the positive superlatives you can think up. obsidian. It’s no surprise that even the spa here – V Bontanical Spa – showcases the beauty of nature with its open air pavilions overlooking the sparkling Datai Bay. and often. 07000 Langkawi. Imagine having your face massaged with jade. Topping the list of things to do is the nature walk that introduces guests to the wonderful diversity of both ﬂora and fauna on the island. A stay here is truly an eyeopening experience. try the Holistic Gemstone Facial.
you can do more than just teach English throughout this project. you’ll slowly take up different roles that may include a sports coach.responsibletravel. an entertainer and even a family friend. These eight to 12-week long teaching projects are based in Colombo.hit list Have Heart. then you might want to give teaching a go in Sri Lanka. As you become more involved in the local community’s life. Will Travel Here’s a new way you can travel while still doing something good for the community and the environment. www. Children in the project range from seven to 18-years-old and they’re eager to earn a foreign language.com COMPILED BY: NICOLETTE NG 52 travel3sixty july . Class In Session If patience is your forte. In fact. games and songs. The teaching process is also much easier and more fun as it is done through conversation classes.
Supervised by professionals. decided to start a petition-signing activity. Throughout the duration of the trip. www. animal activist. By doing this. near Chiang Mai. the Elephant Nature Park. The Surin Project in Northeastern Thailand’s Surin province provides support to the elephant owners through responsible volunteer tourism and community involvement. www.surinproject. Helping owners earn a living ensures that elephants are not forced back to the streets. the project hopes to slowly stop them from going back to Bangkok to beg on the streets with their elephants. which led to the founding of Free The Bears Fund. it also sadly damages the houses of the local communities. Aiming to improve the living conditions of captive elephants. World Expeditions in association with Free The Bears Fund. Volunteers are offered the opportunity to get close to the bears and help out with the enrichment programme and food preparation. dig irrigation canals and plant elephant food.freethebears. have developed unique eco-tours that enable guests to visit bear sanctuaries in Laos. This volunteer work also offers travellers a closer look at the Mekong Delta.com Save a Bear After watching a TV show that presented horrifying footage of Asiatic Black bears held in cofﬁn-sized cages in 1993. Volunteers can also help out at the original conservation project. Here’s where you come in to lend a hand. Cambodia and India to help out. Through the i-to-i partner project in the south of Ho Chi Minh City. you will be supervised by an experienced local guide and a representative from Free The Bears Fund to ensure you enjoy the learning experience with the bears. while learning the local culture and language.Build a Home The monsoon season in Vietnam not only brings about much needed rain for agriculture. volunteers will spend most of their time near the Mekong Delta with fellow builders and locals. volunteers help with the re-building of houses within a two to six week-stay there.org. which are often built on stilts and soft ground.au Care for an Elephant Animal lovers who’ve always wanted to work with elephants and learn more about animal husbandry should grab this opportunity. Mary Hutton.org 54 travel3sixty july . www. Today.responsibletravel. Volunteers at the project will help build shelters.
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WORDS: CAROL WEST PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERT MUIR SKY IMAGE: PHOTOLIBRARY .cover story STAIRWAY TO THE With carved rice terraces that climb heavenwards. the natural splendour of the Yunnan plateau in southern China is matched only by the unique cultural heritage of over 55 ethnic tribes who have made this rugged and often unforgiving landscape their home.
triangular embroidered cushions dangling from their waists. as women. Miao. this has been the agrarian way of life for the Above: A lifetime of toil in the terrace farms is etched on the faces of these men. In this mountain village perched on China’s Yunnan Plateau. mysterious Yuanyang appears to drift in a white sky. elderly women shufﬂe past with brush mats on their backs as protection from heavy baskets that are their life’s burden. To the locals.200 years. Preceeding page: The rice terraces of Yuanyang in Yunnan rise up like a stairway to the sky. He’s standing thigh high in water and the muddy walls of the terrace look perilously close to collapse but for 1. Adding to the early morning cacophony. Light rain begins to fall as we pull off the road and watch a khaki-clad farmer urge his buffalo to haul his plough through the soggy terrace. shrouded in morning mist. Stretching like a stairway to the sky. For more than a millennium. Yi and Dai Chinese minority groups parading resplendently around me. you are what you wear and for the lavishly costumed Yao. Gossiping Yi housewives waddle in front. they have become a major attraction for visitors to China’s rural Yunnan province. it’s a headswivelling breakfast-and-show! CARVING THE EARTH As mists quiver like a bride’s veil. the rice paddies remind me of glistening tiers of wet-lip pools. ubiquitous bicycles and honking motorbikes skate around trucks overﬂowing with cassava as they squeeze through narrow laneways. squatting over small grills lined with tofu squares. this is merely part of daily life. yet the town and surrounding villages are home to 20.000 metres above sea level. fan the embers. Tumbling down 12. Stooped. Walking through Yuanyang marketplace. Vapour rises from aluminum steamers ﬁlled with meat buns and people hunch over piping hot bowls of noodles. An eerie mountain haze fuses with a pastiche of cooking and eating. Blackclad Hani women stride purposely by wearing imposing headdresses. the Hani people have walked close to nature. Top: Traditional homes in Qingkou village. it’s business as usual but to the visitor.000 who farm the plateau’s ancient terraced rice ﬁelds. living in harmony with forest and farming. the imagery is as vivid as stepping into the pages of a wellthumbed book of folk tales.666 hectares of mountainous terrain from 2. two 60 travel3sixty july . Hani.
Left: A local woman cooking in the early hours of the morning in one of Yuanyang’s market laneways.
dry stone walls, their unique, mushroom-shaped roofs clad in rice straw, are as warmly welcoming as the 800 villagers whose lives remain untrammeled by exposure to the outside world. Qingkou Village provides a snapshot of a tidy place where fresh spring water gushes from faucets at the communal laundry, sheaves of soybeans hang outside homes to dry and kindling is neatly stacked for the cooking ﬁre. Surrounded by tens of thousands of terraced ﬁelds that tumble vertiginously into the valley below, the Hani are applying to UNESCO for World Heritage listing for their Hong He Hani terraced ﬁelds. Culturally-rich Yunnan province is home to many of China’s 55 ethnic groups who are happy to celebrate their diversity with visitors. Frequent migrations have scattered more than two million Hani throughout Southeast Asia including Laos, Vietnam, Burma and Thailand. In China, the 1.25 million Hani are one of the country’s oldest ethnic groups and prior to the founding of the People’s Republic of China, had their own unique political system. Evolving over 1,500 years during the Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties, these nomadic hunter-gatherers forged strong emotional links to their unique terraced ﬁeld culture. Hani farmers of southern Yunnan. Harnessing nature over millennia to serve their needs, the terraces stand as a potent distillation of the industriousness, dedication and wisdom of the Hani. Starting from the bottom of the mountain, trenches were dug close to water resources; ridges were formed by mixing clay with small stones and then, beaten with sticks to prevent leakages or collapse. As a small nod to progress and to offset landslides that are inevitable when annual rainfall can reach 2,000 millimetres, the main terraces are now reinforced with a woven wall of bamboo.
I sit with a trio of ancient men who are relaxing in a rotunda overlooking the village square with barely a set of teeth between them. Between puffs of cigarette smoke they tell of a secret; a ‘men only’ ceremony held each year in the forest above the village where they worship the Dragon Tree. Looking out across the
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A lifetime of farming these magniﬁcent ﬂoating ﬁelds is etched on the faces of the men and women at Qingkou Village (Tiger’s Mouth Village), located 35 kilometres south of Yuanyang. With homes built of
Left: The rich heritage of the Hani people is well preserved in their outﬁts and traditions, as seen in the image of this mother and baby. Below: Young women of the Quingkou Hani cultural village substitute fans with palm fronds for a graceful dance performance.
terraces where farmers hidden by shoulder-high rice dissolve into the landscape, life does appear to be a harmonious blend of forest, water, irrigation and folklore. Suddenly there’s a frisson of activity in the Qingkou Hani Cultural Village square and a troupe of young women gather for a performance. Clad in ﬁtted tunics and black pants, their long black hair in ﬂying ponytails, they kick up their red velvet-shod heels deftly, while using Chinese rice bowls like castanets and palm fronds as graceful fans. The air is tinged with smoke drifting in on a late afternoon breeze and a crowd of curious onlookers gather on the steps to watch the impromptu performance, while stealing glances at the strange visitors from beyond their ﬁeld of dreams.
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As dusk gathers, women with baskets of wood drive their buffalo home. I pause at a scattering of village stalls to buy some of the hand-made bags, tops, jewellery, scarves and souvenirs that will serve as mementos of a special time and place. On leaving the village, my bus stops at a little wooden slab hut that serves as a water station. It’s a steep descent down the valley and the driver sprays water on the tyres to prevent slippage. The setting sun glimmers through the mist, polishing
the terraced ﬁelds until they gleam like mercury. As majestic gorges plunge below, the bus gradually descends into a sub-tropical zone where exuberant sprays of ferns, bamboo and banana palms underpin a verdant landscape. Winding leisurely around the hillside, the road dissects canyons that run to the valley ﬂoor where the Red River runs its course. Glancing upwards, rolling mists draw a veil across the sky and I know that Yuanyang is once again cast adrift to ﬂoat amongst its ancient, aquatic pools.
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Spending hours on all fours in a cold. wet and dark cave doesn’t particularly sound like a great holiday outing but the glow worms of Waitomo Caves in New Zealand sure know how to put on a show to keep the damp at bay. WORDS : JOLEEN LUNJEW IMAGES: THE LEGENDARY BLACK WATER RAFTING COMPANY 64 travel3sixty july .
“I had a 65 yearold lady jump on my last trip. Opposite page: Abseiling down into the unknown. I took a deep breath to calm my furiously beating heart. I will make the jump. I noted that the waterfall didn’t seem that high after all. Reality hit me as I stood on the edge of an underground waterfall. The deafening din of the waterfall masked the cheers from above. Although it is called black water rafting. Nevertheless. I was not about to let an old lady outshine me.Below: Visitors begin the underground river journey by ﬂoating through the glow worm cave. TAKING THE PLUNGE It’s perfectly safe. all the while being fully aware of the strong currents threatening to sweep me away. Am I really going to leap backwards into the icy darkness? What if I accidentally somersault and land on my head? What if I sink under and can’t surface for air? What ifs. hurling my body swiftly into the dark below. he ” added. Hurling yourself backwards off underground waterfalls is one of the many exciting aspects of black water rafting. I was relieved to have survived the jump. I clutched the tyre tube ﬁrmly to my butt and backed cautiously to the waterfall’s edge. Feeling slightly embarrassed. “Oh come on. My heels were now dangling in the open space. The fall was less than a second but it felt like an eternity before I made contact with the icy cold water. rivers and underground waterfalls on an inner tyre tube. ” said Jed my guide. I told myself but maybe I shouldn’t have volunteered to go ﬁrst. This sport involves navigating a network of caves. teased my partner. peering gingerly at the swirling mass of foamy water roughly two metres below. july travel3sixty 65 . Why do people always conjure up the worst possible scenarios? Realising my line of thought wasn’t helping one bit. rafts are not used and the water is not black. we don’t have all day. I gave him ” an evil glare before I pushed off the ledge.
com) but there are many other operators conducting tours now. in fact. smaller than your pinkie ﬁnger. Not satisﬁed with showcasing their natural treasures through dry guided tours in the caves. The latter is a pumped-up version of the ﬁrst and includes additional activities such as abseiling. So what’s so special about these caves that even the Queen of England has come to see? The main attraction here is. Visitors have been ﬂocking to the Waitomo caves since the late 19th century. The rest – wet suit. an area that is littered with limestone caves formed by 30 million years of volcanic and geological activities. The three-hour long Black Labyrinth experience is ideal for ﬁrst timers who want a taste of what’s in store without having to exert themselves too much. Satisﬁed with our performance. some connecting with the stalagmites below to form imposing columns. Somehow. This would be our formation when we drift through the glow worm cave. The only gear you need is your bathing suit and a towel for drying off after. Cameras are unfortunately not allowed but photos are available for sale at the end of the trip. Abseiling down into the caves can be both exciting and nerve wracking. the adventure-loving Kiwis invented a sport where visitors can have a wild.waitomo. ﬂying fox and climbing up underground waterfalls. Majestic stalactites hung from the ceiling above. After choosing our ﬂoating devices. It was a 10-minute drive to the caves where a pile of inner tyre tube greeted us at our destination.THE WAITOMO GLOW The heart of this sport is located in Waitomo. Our guides then brought us to a river where a platform was built roughly two metres above water. BLACK BOWELS If you decide to go with the founding company. Black water rafting was founded by The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company (www. Guests hook legs to form the ‘eel’ as they ﬂoat down the river. jumping in broad daylight was much less daunting. This would be our practice jump and everyone passed with ﬂying colours. our guides – Jed and Lucy – proceeded with a safety brieﬁng and a practice run. creating the illusion of twinkling stars against the black underground canvas. our guides ﬁnally led us to the cave entrance where we had to crawl and slide down a narrow passageway before emerging in a large grotto. I opted for the Black Labyrinth. there are two trips you can choose from: Black Labyrinth and Black Abyss. adrenaline-packed time while enjoying this amazing spectacle of nature. Pressed for time. helmet and headlamp – are all provided by the company. We were told to hook our legs under the next person’s armpits to form an ‘eel’. Found together in large numbers. boots. 66 travel3sixty july . tiny creatures called glow worms emit a soft light.
while Taupo.com 68 travel3sixty july .airasia. The caves at Waitomo provide the perfect environment with an abundance of insects brought into the cave via the river. Rotorua and Mount Ruapehu are about a 2-hour drive from Waitomo. I turned to look back one ﬁnal time before the glow totally vanished. sometimes on our bellies. the anticipation was much scarier than the actual jump itself. The highlight of the trip was just after the waterfall. We continued navigating the narrow cave passageways for the next hour. Their sole purpose is to mate and reproduce. If only we had just a moment longer. The drop in temperature was pretty evident. a result of a chemical reaction between its waste by-product and the oxygen in the air. They are in fact. us along. visit www. Glow worms can live for up to nine months before making a cocoon and ﬁnally emerging as adult insects. It was not long before we got to the waterfall where we took a leap of faith into oblivion. sometimes on our hands and knees. while imagining that I could identify the Big Dipper. A sense of calm ﬂowed over me as I listened to the gentle lap of the waters. The scene above us was nothing short of spectacular. Waitomo is located about 200 kilometres from Auckland. I reclined on my tube to take in the ‘night sky’ above. one of the many activities at the Waitomo Caves. The adults have only a few days to live as they don’t have a mouth.INTO THE ABYSS “This way please. You can either self-drive to Waitomo or catch a domestic ﬂight to the North Island. much like a spider web. dark places shielded from the wind with ﬂat ceilings are ideal for glow worms. Insects attracted by the light are caught by sticky threads that the glow worm weaves. the Southern Cross and even the Milky Way. To attract food. we fell into a hushed silence as Lucy pulled Right: Climbing up an underground waterfall. For ﬂight schedule and bookings. It seemed incredible that tiny creatures could create such an astounding work of art. exploring crooks and crevices. the larvae of a twowinged insect resembling a large mosquito. as we bowed our heads to avoid scraping the low ceiling of the caves. My dreamlike surroundings slowly gave way to reality. Forming the ‘eel’. Damp. AirAsia ﬂies four times a week to Christchurch from Kuala Lumpur. The larvae can grow to the size of a matchstick and looks a bit like a maggot. said Lucy as she ” led us deeper into the cave. GLOW WORMS Despite its name. A blanket of soft tiny lights formed a surreal galaxy of stars. glow worms are not actually worms. the glow worm emits light from its tail. This is so that their thread does not get tangled and the wind does not dry them out. Ironically. Daylight was approaching.
historical Central Market captures the whirlwind experience of bargain hunting in Malaysia. WORDS: BEVERLY RODRIGUES PHOTOGRAPHY: ADAM LEE Filled with antiques.A HIVEFOR HERITAGE A vibrant arts and heritage bazaar bursting with quirky curios. 70 travel3sixty july . Central Market is a treasure trove of Southeast Asian heritage. traditional collectibles and fun art pieces. traditional handicraft and religious art.
Just outside. Central Market. altering experiences from generation to generation. Chinese Alley. Read on for a compilation of cool outlets not to be missed. I daresay many KLites born in the 80s know nothing of Central Market’s humble beginnings as an open wet market back in 1888. Central Market’s labyrinths are ﬁlled with quirky arts and crafts that reﬂect the colourful diversity of Malaysia. The original Central Market building before the art deco facade was erected. Like any wet market worth its salt. gave this old market a stylish and functional image. this market is a thriving hub of art and heritage that continues to evolve and remain relevant in the 21st century. beadwork. textiles. Central Market was once a dank. The art deco facade. But for those who grew up in the 60s and 70s.ahgmuseum. noisy and chaotic place where locals haggled over the price of clucking chickens and writhing ﬁsh. Little India and Straits Chinese Alley not only indicate the type of ethnic goods sold there. became the place to catch cultural performances and while away lazy afternooons at pubs like Bull’s Head and Riverbank. july travel3sixty 71 IMAGES THIS PAGE: CENTRAL MARKET . brass. dubbed ‘CM’ by trendy KLites. arts and handicrafts that really set the course for this establishment. Central Market is a nostalgic landmark that holds many memories. Artifacts here include wooden statues. located next to the main building. they also offer visitors cultural insights with architectural detailing such as colourful tiles and design elements. In the late 70s.MUSEUM Check out ethnographic arts of Sumatra and Borneo at the Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Art (www. masks. While retaining its original structure. Names like Malay Alley. funerary objects and silver. Central Market during its days as a wet market.my. Today. which was erected in the 30s. Given a new lease of life. hawkers selling free-range kampung (free-range) eggs spilled onto the busy main road clogged with lorries unloading spices. the turqoise and salmon art deco building is a great example of adaptive reuse. com. It’s pretty amazing how the urban landscape evolves. basketry work. but it was the decision to preserve this heritage building and transform it into a centre for Malaysian culture. T +6012 388 6868) in Central Market Annexe. bronze and boneware. which is also artistically reﬂected in the special alleys on the ground ﬂoor.
T +603-2260 7781). husk and trunk of the coconut tree. Using coconut shells. hot pink samfoo with the happiness symbols. the rainforest is a natural pharmacy ﬁlled with treatments for various ailments. Here. as well as herbs for general heath and vitality. Knowledgeable consultants will guide you through the process. check out The Cononut Shop (www. Colourful traditional masks make for great wall art. satin and silk from China. blending cultural elements and contemporary designs.Cute coinbox from The Coconut Shop. bags. 72 travel3sixty july .com. ant nests to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Loh Tim Kee keeps Cheongsam at Loh Tim Kee. silk brocade cheongsam with lacework. cherry blossom motifs and high slits with handmade buttons and. and continues to dress the city’s Chinese community. This family business has survived three generations.thecoconutshop. You’ll ﬁnd here. as well as tourists looking for cultural attire. things fresh with a gorgeous range of fusion frocks. You can even pick up raw ingredients for the traditional Indonesian medicine called jamu. from coin boxes shaped as water buffaloes to cocktail handbags with layers of coconut shell stitched together. cheongsam made from brocade. In Asia. While preserving Chinese tradition with its time-honoured. Baskets. TRENDY TRADITION One of Central Market’s oldest tenants. Loh Tim Kee ( T +603-2274 7206) has been a hotspot for wedding gowns for over 25 years. Offerings here are really quite inventive. you’ll ﬁnd trendy Hong Kongstyle men’s dinner suits. ﬂoor mats and other stuff woven from pandanus leaves and other natural materials. COCONUT CRAZE If you’re looking for a quirky gift or something fun to jazz up your wardrobe. products come in myriad shades of coconutty brown. which specialises in products fashioned from the shell. yellow tongkat ali and kacip fatimah to enhance libido. NATURAL MEDICINE Discover natural health and beauty remedies that Asians have been using for centuries at Asian Secrets Tea Shop ( T +603-2201 8899). skyfruit to control blood sugar levels. and Asian Secrets is a great place to explore natural healing powers.
and know you’re doing your bit for the environment. In wau competitions. onions. This shop specialises in wau. 50050 Kuala Lumpur T 1300 22 8688 www. harmonious colours and overall construction. Game Corner ( T +603-2260 6613) has been exercising minds with a wide range of IQ puzzles. butterﬂy pea ﬂowers and pandanus leaves.centralmarket. as well as the pitch produced by the humming bow. all games are safe for children. drop by For U handicrafts – Wau ( T +603-2274 1906). COLOURS OF NATURE If you’re looking for products that support your environmentallyfriendly lifestyle. Game Corner offers hours of challenging fun. since they’re portable. All products are chemicalfree. CENTRAL MARKET OR PASAR SENI 10. Here. or even pouches and handbags. wau makers are judged not only on the intricacy of their artwork. Jalan Hang Kasturi.com. Besides spicing up your look. And. Central market today. Here. brainteasers and toys from around the world.my Open: 10. mangosteens. you can purchase a wau with lightweight but durable bamboo frames and elaborate designs of coloured tissue and paper as ornaments or to ﬂy. MIND GAMES For almost 14 years. but the wau’s takeoff and ﬂying height. these imaginatively-decorated clogs will deﬁnitely make for a great conversation piece.00am – 10. Create a unique look with hand-dyed cotton pareos. they make great travel companions. Artistic clogs add colour to your wardrobe.HAPPY FEET Put a little verve in your step with creative clogs from Rhino Art ( T +6012-695 8034). check out Eco Warna ( T +603-2272 3663). silk shirts. Stocking over 1. Containing no nails or artiﬁcial colouring.00pm A Shop for a diverse range of art or just have a chat with local artists at Central Market Annexe. scarves. rambutans.000 games – from ancient Chinese puzzles like the snake cube. tangram and mouse maze. TRADITIONAL KITES If you’re looking for cultural keepsakes. This traditional wooden footwear has been given a fun twist with bright handpainted designs ranging from pretty leaves and ﬂowers to bold swirls. a traditional Malay kite that’s popular in east Malaysia. and the muted tones of the dyes offer understated elegance. and contemporary games. 74 travel3sixty july . to tricky Thai conundrums like khub phean. you’ll ﬁnd natural dye apparels with colours derived from pineapples. shawls and ties.
Fans can follow Ben’s adventure and check the full itinerary at www. The Best Expedition will raise the proﬁle of the Great Barrier Reef and show why it is the best managed coral reef in the world by highlighting the best practices of authorities including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) as well as local tourism operators. Ben has travelled the world. Upon completing his tenure as the caretaker.The Best Expedition in the World If Life is a Beach. the travel industry and potential visitors about his experiences in Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef speciﬁcally. Beating 34. He will also participate in reef conservation dives. bestexpeditionintheworld. while recording his experiences and the marine life he encounters. tourism operators and expedition partners. Applicants were invited to vie for ‘Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef’ – a job that involved spending six months exploring 2. Briton Ben Southall clinched the job of a lifetime when he wowed the judges with his video application expressing his love for adventure and featuring photographs of himself riding an ostrich. 1600-km kayak and sailing journey from the Town of 1770 on the Central Queensland coast and arrive at Cooktown in mid September 2011. scuba diving and kissing a giraffe. Ben will document the entire trip and will be blogging and photographing his journey and interacting with locals and visitors. Queensland Tourism appointed Ben as ambassador and since then. Ben will experience the reef and take part in a range of activities IMAGES: TOURISM QUEENSLAND WWW. exploring. speaking to media. It was truly a fantastic.‘The Best Expedition in the World’. once-in-alifetime experience and Ben spent six months as the Island Caretaker.300 kilometres of Queensland’s coast and many of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.COM.000 entries. Ben will explore Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef on a three-month.AU with researchers. Along the way. But this Brit’s adventure hasn’t come to an end yet. He now embarks on his next quest . running a marathon. experiencing and reporting on his adventures on the Great Barrier Reef.TQ. Tourism Queensland created worldwide buzz when it launched the ‘Best Job in the World’ campaign to promote the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.com 76 travel3sixty july . snorkelling and bushwalking. then Ben Southall is having a whale of a time where every day is a holiday! In January 2009. Having started in May 2011.
625 species of ﬁsh • 411 species of hard coral and over 150 species of soft coral (equates to 10% of the world’s soft coral) • as many as 3.A Rich Underwater World Great barrier reef is home to: • more than 30 species of whales and dolphins • 1. july travel3sixty 77 .000 species of molluscs • 6 of the world’s 7 species of marine turtles • Giant clams over 120 years old • Millions of nesting seabirds.
com AirAsia ﬂies to Gold Coast in Queensland. each has its own unique shape. AirAsia X ” Head of Commercial Darren Wright said. ‘Responsible Reef Practices’ have been developed by the GBRMPA.airasia. This information is shared with the GBRMPA to assist them in managing the marine park. local communities. “AirAsia. Programmes such as the ‘Eye on the Reef’ and the ‘Sightings Network’ involve tourism operators collecting information about the health of the reef and any unique or extraordinary sightings of marine life on their tours. driven and loves pushing the boundaries. 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. They are provided with a range of incentives as part of an innovative ‘high standard operators’ program run by the GBRMPA. like Ben Southall. • GBR’s largest continental island is Hinchinbrook Island at 317 kms2.000 kms2 in size – about 70 million football ﬁelds or the size of Japan! • It is the largest natural feature on earth and its size makes it the only living structure that can be seen from the moon. The GBRMPA and QPWS manage moorings to enable boats to anchor without damaging the reef. • GBR spans two thirds of the northeastern coastline of Australia. AirAsia & the Best Expedition in the World AirAsia is proud to partner with Tourism Queensland and its ‘Best Expedition’ programme by showcasing Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef to a global stage. Darwin and Perth. “Queensland’s greatest natural attraction is a drawcard like no other. These are safe.The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) • GBR is the largest and most extensive coral reef system in the world comprising about 2. • It represents approximately 10% of all coral reefs in the world. Melbourne. is passionate.300 kilometres long and approximately 350.000 km2 and. AirAsia shares a genuine love for the region. • It is 2. social and cultural standards. ” www. located in the southern part of GBR. • Individual coral reefs on GBR range in size from less than one hectare to over 1.airasia.com 78 travel3sixty july . Its largest coral cay is North West Island. For the full ﬂight details. particularly in key tourism areas. and we stand ready to support those like Ben who have the desire to make a difference. environmentally friendly and responsible guidelines for activities that occur within GBR Marine Park. at 1. These are located along GBR. extending north from Bundaberg on Queensland’s coast to Cape York at the northern tip of Australia. Protecting the Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) work in partnership with industries such as tourism.900 individual coral reefs. go to www.1 km2 in size. Tourism operators are committed to implement best practice environmental. education and research institutions on a number of initiatives designed to monitor and preserve GBR. AirAsia is thrilled to be able to support Ben in his efforts to educate the world about the reef. other government agencies and.
your wedding album will be full of stunning images with memories that will last ever after! Clockwise from above: Tonle Baty ruins in Phnom Penh. Cambodia. sweep your sweetheart off her feet and head to the said destination where a coterie of professionals will prepare you for the best bridal pictures ever. With AirAsia making air travel immensely affordable.Ever After Gone are the days when newly-wedded couples posed in front of two-dimensional cardboard cut-outs of distant locales for their wedding photos. Vientiane. Phnom Penh. The trend now is to ﬁnd a truly exotic locale. Vietnam. National Museum. Laos 80 travel3sixty july . Cambodia. Buddha Park. Hanoi Metropole Hotel.
110-4. 4th Floor. • Think of the climate of the place during the shoot and the suitability of the clothes. these outlets are all housed under one roof at: KL International Expo Bridal Gallery Sdn Bhd No.? • Have a rough image of what you wish to convey in the images. Hoan Kiem Lake. Jalan Loke Yew. Hanoi. Hanoi. Smoking. what you are willing or not willing to do in public. Hanoi City. If you are the camera shy type. • Think of how conﬁdent you are when facing a crowd. This will ruin your pictures too. perhaps you both met there for the ﬁrst time or enjoy the history and architecture of the place etc.Clockwise from far left: Notre Dame Church. Malaysia T: +603-9223 8686 F: +603-9222 4079 www.my Bridal Houses • Very Taipei Bridal Photography Sdn Bhd • Manhattan Bridal Photography Sdn Bhd • Vivi Bride Sdn Bhd • De Love Wedding Sdn Bhd • Exquisite Wedding Sdn Bhd Outﬁts • DL Fashion Design july travel3sixty 81 . Silver Pagoda. Wearing a fur-lined jacket in hot sweltering Bangkok may not be a good idea. Love for each other? Innocence and purity of your love? Passion? • Discuss the types of outﬁts you want to wear with the photographer or stylist. Phnom Penh. Discuss this with your partner and the photographer and indicate how bold you can be and. you are not a professional model and thus. If you are shooting in front of a sacred place. you should respect the place and people who may be performing their religious duties. it is OK to produce notso-perfect pictures.klbridalmall.com. For your convenience. • Remember. shooting in busy areas with onlookers will make you even more uncomfortable. 55200 Kuala Lumpur. Have fun and let the real YOU shine through! is partnering with a select number of bridal and fashion houses in Kuala Lumpur to help you create sweetest memories. Tips on Destination Bridal Photography • Decide on a place that is special for both bride and groom. kissing and drinking alcohol – even if it is only for a pose – should be avoided. • Consider local sensitivities.
Mechanical problems are a common cause for delays. as much as we dislike being late. Lim Khoy Hing explains in detail. 82 travel3sixty july . At times. Pilots or airlines do not deliberately delay ﬂights despite what passengers may think. are bad for the airline business too. Any delays – even for a minute – have to be explained in detail by the captain. This ‘travel explosion’ inevitably leads to late air trafﬁc clearances or being put on hold at the embarkation gate due to the many planes queuing up to ﬂy out. air trafﬁc or weatherrelated problems. Long delays have a cumulative effect (due to the fact that the same aircraft would be used for later ﬂights) and therefore. faulty aircraft parts or congestion in the airspace. even one minute! This shows how serious the airlines are in ensuring you depart on time. which is aggravated by congestion resulting from crowded skies with more and more people embarking on air travel. occasional delays are part and parcel of air travel and. Most delays are generally due to technical. Yes. we cannot avoid them.pilot’s perspective DULY DELAYED IMAGE: CORBIS Not all ﬂights are delayed because of bad weather. In this issue. I’ll discus how passengers can help airlines reduce delays and. However. make ﬂying safer and more comfortable for all. Capt. At times. I ﬁnd it a little hard to produce a good explanation to passengers as to why ﬂights are delayed. baggage checked in without an accompanying passenger causes major delays due to security issues.
The general security presumption is that terrorists will not want to kill themselves. If the captain ignores this to avoid the delay. When a passenger with a checked-in bag fails to show up. 1985. he would infringe on strict rules (Annex 17 of ICAO). 1988. On June 23. the baggage handlers will remove the particular piece of luggage. however. suicide bombers have no such compunctions. although nowadays. which are bar-coded. However. The ﬂight cannot depart unless the checkedin bags are off-loaded (in case the luggage carries harmful contents that may endanger the aircraft during ﬂight). The objective of this rule is to ensure passengers board ﬂights onto which they have checked-in their baggage. can help to mitigate this problem by observing the below listed: • Arrive early at the airport and check-in early. allowing ample time for any possible queues and delays at the counter. crashing into the Atlantic Ocean. aerosols and gas). Contents that Kill Unaccompanied bags. Do Away with Delays Flight delays cost time and money to passengers and airlines and are more than just an inconvenience. leading to severe consequences for the pilot and the airline. declare it to the security ofﬁcers. a Pan Am Boeing 747 was also destroyed by explosives. Passengers. On December 21. Ensure you do not carry more than the allowed quantity and if in doubt. Eleven people on the ground at Lockerbie in southern Scotland also perished. Checking-in early helps to make your ﬂight depart on time. bringing the total fatality to 270. a passenger who has checked-in with bags but fails to show up at the gate creates a bigger problem. especially with regards to LAG (liquids. To achieve compliance. which were found to have explosives have led to the destruction of two planes. The other part of the baggage tags. Delayed by Passengers If a passenger with no checked-in baggage fails to turn up on time for the ﬂight. In this case. Air India Flight 182. • Arrive early at the boarding gate by not wandering off too long to duty-free shops. killing 243 passengers and 16 crew members on board. and will not board an aircraft if they have placed an explosive in the baggage. on international ﬂights. he will be left behind. A total of 329 people died. each luggage item is tagged whilst being loaded. this may take a lot of time and cause major delays to the departure. • Be aware of what is allowed in your hand luggage.A passenger who has checked-in with bags but fails to show up at the gate will cause delay. 84 travel3sixty july . Depending on the position of the luggage in the aircraft. operating on the Montréal-LondonDelhi route on a Boeing 747 was blown up by explosives. are stuck onto a sheet and compared to a list of the passengers on board. loading of baggage is done manually onto the cargo compartment.
askcaptainlim.Better Late… Delays are never desirable but can be reduced when passengers are considerate and are aware of ﬂight requirements. Those not caused by passengers are normally unavoidable (such as repairs/replacement of faulty mechanical parts or due to bad weather) but necessary in order to ensure passengers safety.500 total ﬂying hours and is now a Simulator Flight Instructor/Examiner. He has logged more than 25.com. Annex 17 of ICAO** “Should passengers ﬂying internationally with checked-in baggage fail to arrive at the departure gate before the ﬂight is closed. I wish you a safe ﬂight. For more air travel and aviation stories. Note: Travelers that infringe Annex17 are required to pay additional charges when purchasing a new ticket. he shares his opinion on aviation issues with others. As always. that person’s baggage must be retrieved from the aircraft hold before the ﬂight is permitted to take off” **International Civil Aviation Organisation Captain Lim Khoy Hing is a former AirAsia Airbus A320 and AirAsia X A330/ A340 pilot who also used to ﬂy the Boeing 777. this article will go some way towards making you feel less irritated at the pilots if you ever hear an apologetic voice informing you of a delay in your ﬂight. . check out his website. Hopefully. ‘Just About Flying’ at www. In his spare time.
we were off to our hotel. including two roller coasters. Travel 3Sixty° reserves the right to edit the article for length and clarity. Having visited this important site. To ﬁnd out how else AirAsia can enhance your travels. If you are lucky. the ﬁshermen will invite you into their dwellings to catch a glimpse of their everyday lives.com along with your images and personal details. situated at the southern tip of Hong Kong Island.haveyouﬂownairasia. Although highly developed. a jellyﬁsh and Chinese sturgeon aquarium. as well as a four-storey aquarium that houses more than 2. Then. as it is a symbol of reuniﬁcation with China in 1997. Shiuli Mukherji travels to Hong Kong with her family and soaks in the sights and sounds of this magniﬁcent city. bargain and buy! From Stanley Market we moved to Ocean Park. It took us about 40 minutes to clear Immigration and retrieve our baggage. north of Hong Kong. which was located adjacent to Times Square and Tshim Sha Tsui (TST) road. Published submissions will receive a RM250 e-gift voucher from us.com. we came down to Aberdeen. After the fresh air there. Located in Wan Chai. we set out to visit Hong Kong. Hong Kong in April is perfect for touring the many attractions in store there. visit www. couldn’t enjoy the place. It also houses 11 animal exhibits such as the giant panda habitat. The sculpture is important to the people of Hong Kong.000 types of ﬁshes. We had only 30 minutes to visit the market and simply Shiuli at Golden Bauhinia Square. Firstly. It was almost 12 noon as we hurried to visit Stanley Market. DAY 1 After breakfast. the Golden Bauhinia Square is made up of a six-metre tall bauhinia ﬂower sculpture. My 7-year-old son. Aberdeen maintains its traditional lifestyle. we proceeded to Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram to enjoy Hong Kong’s natural beauty. we visited the Golden Bauhinia Square. It was a pirates’ den some two centuries ago and Got an interesting travel tale to share? Then email it to us at travel3sixty@airasia. as there was so much to see. 86 travel3sixty july . It’s an amusement park with 19 rides. husband and I took AirAsia ﬂight AK 658 from the LCC Terminal in Malaysia and reached Hong Kong International terminal T2 after a four hour journey. later turned into a ﬁshing village.travel log Jiffy Hong Kongin a Jumbo Floating Resturant in Hong Kong Dolphin show at Ocean Park.
DAY 2 My son insisted on going to Hong Kong Disneyland. The spectacular multi-media display includes more than 40 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbour. But once the gates were opened. . It made me relive my childhood. In Adventureland. and also helped me connect with my son. you simply go indoors to be entertained by the fantastic Lion King musical.Entrance to Disneyland in Hong Kong. In the afternoon. The show creates an all-round spectacle of coloured lights. held at the harbour front. We arrived early and had to wait for the park to open. we were transported to a world of magic and fantasy! Both children and adults can enjoy Disneyland to the fullest. The other attraction that we caught was the Symphony of Lights. Mickey and Minnie. one can enjoy all kinds of rides and a space-themed roller coaster. Hong Kong Disneyland has very exciting themed amusement areas for all to enjoy. laser beams and search lights performing an unforgettable show that celebrates the energy. In Tomorrowland. when the weather is too humid. spirit and diversity of Hong Kong. the river jungle cruise is simply entertaining. which is located on Lantau Island.
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Jeong Yong Joon. Since then. came to a halt in 2004 when this heartthrob had to serve a two-year obligatory military service. How do you deal with stress on set? I make sure I have a good workout session whenever I can. leading him to question his values and the ensuing struggle in rediscovering his humanity. Jang Hyuk starred in the MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) mini series. South Korea. Jang Hyuk tells us about his role in his latest series. Midas. ﬁlms and even music videos. Working-out boosts my energy levels and that helps me maintain a positive mindset. Upon completion in 2006. Jang Hyuk plays Dohyun. which won him the Golden Acting Award at the 2007 MBC Drama Awards. The original Midas turns the things he touches into gold. I can get along with everyone on set and make everyday a good day. I had to do a lot of research on ﬁnancial terms and issues in order to understand and express my character. a bright but unambitious lawyer forced to seek the posh life by his mentor. that received praises from fans and critics. I play a corporate lawyer.jetsetter Jang Hyuk IMAGES: SIDUS HQ Dive into the drama as Korean star. what would you change? Honestly. I prefer to live the life of a normal person. I prefer to be a normal person. before landing his ﬁrst lead role in Volcanic High with actress. I wouldn’t want to have that kind of power. I don’t really go out partying or living large. If you had that kind of power. 92 travel3sixty july . I’m always thinking of the ways to express myself and how to make the best of my character. spent most of his childhood in his birthplace before making his debut in Model. however. Jang Hyuk has made numerous appearances in dramas. an SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) drama in 1996. Born on December 20. Thank You. In his latest TV series. What was the hardest thing about your role in Midas? It’s a very complicated character. Midas. Shin Min-ah. What major challenges did you face on set? Keeping a good emotional state of mind is really important. which he had avoided earlier. but not the kind who goes to court all the time. That way. His career. better known as Jang Hyuk. 1976 in Busan. When I’m off the set.
the deiji mori guk bab (pork head soup) is a speciality of this city and visitors always make it a point to try it when they visit. Is Busan known for any special food? There are many specialty foods that originate from Busan and it is only available there. For example. The sashimi in Busan is also very fresh. I practise jeet kun do (a form of martial art) and its movement usually involves an opponent. How do you stay ﬁt? Exercising is not about obtaining a great ﬁgure alone. There’s a lot of learning to do and I think the key to becoming a good actor is how well one understands his characters. I learn the values of harmony and I use those values when I’m on set. It’s the second biggest city in South Korea and has a balanced ratio of cultural attractions to modernisation. It’s about character building. . From there. I won’t be able to play it well. What is the must-visit place when in South Korea? Deﬁnitely the city of Busan because it’s my hometown! Busan is a tourist city and it is home to prestigious events like the Busan International Film Festival. If I don’t understand my role well enough.How do you rate yourself as an actor? I don’t consider myself a good actor yet.
home to the Korean royalty. Water here can ﬂow uphill. register as a member (don’t forget you need your parent’s permission for this) and visit our Jet Setter Page. mom and dad decided on some shopping at Insadong and Myeongdong. cuddling koalas in Australia or climbing the Great Wall of China. I ate my food hurriedly and ran out to experience snow for the ﬁrst time ever! Trip Kaufman and his family visit Seoul during winter time to enjoy the food. After being mesmerised by the peculiarity of this place. where visitors can learn how to make kimchi. Kaufman (centre) with his family members dressed in traditional South Korean outﬁts. We continued our trip to Namsan Hanok village. At the zoo. was an optical illusion. There. The island is actually shaped like a bird. cap and a year’s free membership! Your article will also appear on our website juniorjetclub. while I was having my dinner.com and will be shared with all our members. a cross between a lion and a tiger.airasia. cable car and explore the zoo. If we publish your article you will receive a Junior Jet Club t-shirt. where many wax statues of famous people are on display. This was quite enjoyable though I was a bit scared with all the chilli in the dish. My dad thought it was real person! After the wax museum.airasia.com. You can also email us at juniorjetclub@airasia. including a gigantic boat with hundreds of bullet holes all over it. we visited Gyeongbok Palace. Our ﬁnal stop on the tour was at Compact Smart City. Kaufman and family at the Seoul summit 2010 venue.com. I saw the ‘liger’. it began to snow. we headed to Tap-Dong Street. After breakfast on our second day. where I got to try out many traditional games. Jeju Island was our next stop and there. So whether you have been riding tuk-tuks in Thailand. Here you can see previous Junior Jet Setters of the month. The following day we tried a DIY kimchi experience. share and submit your travel story and pictures. Next. Later. Vehicles used during the Korean war such as tankers and ﬁghter jets were on display. 96 travel3sixty july . I even had a snowball ﬁght there! The War Memorial Museum was our next destination. a rock shaped just like a dragon’s head. we climbed Seongsan Sunrise peak and got an aerial view of Jeju Island. share your AirAsia travels with other young adventurers and be rewarded with a Junior Jet Club prize? The Junior Jet Family loves travel tales and super hero adventures. I would like to thank my parents and AirAsia for giving me this opportunity to ﬂy to Seoul! Kaufman Lee Yi Xian. we want to hear your tale! Visit our online community juniorjetclub. culture and traditions of this city. Here we bought more foods and souvenir items. There. We returned from Jeju Island to Seoul and our tour guide took us to China Town. Ghost Road on Jeju Island is a strange place. I saw Dragon Head Rock. Kuala Lumpur Would you like to be part of Travel 3Sixty°. which I later learnt.junior jet club A Seoul-ful My trip to South Korea last year began with a visit to Everland theme park in Seoul. 14. we ventured to the wax museum. Incheon Bridge and the Incheon Bridge observatory. I saw Michael Jackson and David Beckham! There was one statue dressed like a tourist with a camera hanging around his neck. I got to ride the roller coaster.
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neck pillow and blanket to get some shut eye. drinks lots of water. sleep as much as you can onboard when you are flying west to east. To counter this. leading to an either partially or completely blocked blood circulation. Have a Pleasant Flight Flying can be a drag when others are not considerate. The AirAsia Comfort Kit comes complete with eye shade. Keep Hydrated The air in the aircraft is pretty dry and will leave you feeling sluggish. Sitting and moving very little during long flights may lead to the occurrence of DVT. Or walk from your seat to the end of the aircraft (where permissible and when safe) and back to your seat to stretch your legs. stay awake as much as possible. especially if there are other passengers asleep. • Be careful when you open the overhead cabins. • Do not switch seats without checking with the flight attendant. avoid alcoholic drinks and reduce consumption of caffeinated & carbonated drinks! 102 travel3sixty july . Be Considerate Rest Assured To counter jetlag. • Repeat with other leg. When flying east to west. The neck pillow in Comfort Kit allows you to get comfy while reading a book or watching the clouds zoom by. • Grasp the knee with both arms and gently pull the leg towards your chest as you lean back. • Hold for 15 seconds. Here are some simple steps to help make your journey more enjoyable. then release and gently lower the leg. • Do not kick or rock the seat in front of you.comfort Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT can occur when a blood clot forms in the large veins in the legs or the arms. especially if you are on a long-haul flight. It can also be physically demanding. Be Kind. • Use a handkerchief to cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze. • Try not to talk loudly. If you are flying long distance. please ensure you perform onboard exercises such as the Knee Curls exercise to get the blood flowing to your leg. Knee Curls • Sit straight and gently lean forward and raise one knee.
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Narathiwat. Hanoi. Ubon Ratchatani. Terms and Conditions apply. Chiang Mai.com Bali. Guangzhou. Bangkok Phuket Int. Bangkok. you can fly direct to: Chiang Mai Kuala Lumpur Hat Yai Kuala Lumpur Krabi Kuala Lumpur It's never too late to cover yourself You can still purchase your AirAsia INSURE even after you've bought your ticket via Manage My Booking and Web Check-In at AirAsia. Airport Chiang Mai Int. Hong Kong. you can fly direct to: www. Phuket.com. Udon Thani 108 travel3sixty july . Ubon Ratchathani. Hat Yai. Penang. Kuala Lumpur. Surabaya. Chiang Mai. Phuket. Kuala From these destinations. New Delhi. Yangon Lumpur. you can fly direct to: Bali. Shenzhen. Hong Kong. Jakarta. Medan. Singapore. Jakarta. Chiang Rai. Kolkata. Macau.airasiainsure. Kuala Lumpur. Krabi. you can fly direct to: Bangkok. Ho Chi Minh. Udon Thani. Surat Thani. Nakhon Si Thammarat.Bangladesh Hanoi Myanmar Chiang Rai Chiang Mai Yangon Laos China Guangzhou Shenzhen Macau Hong Kong Taiwan Udon Thani Thailand Bangkok New Delhi China Ubon Ratchathani Vietnam Cambodia Phnom Penh Philippines India Kolkata Phuket Krabi Surat Thani Nakhon Si Thammarat Hat Yai Ho Chi Minh Penang Medan Narathiwat Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Singapore Indian Ocean Suvarnabhumi Airport. Singapore. * Beneﬁts offered are subject to type of plan purchased from originating country. Singapore From Chiang Mai. Airport International Route Domestic Route Indonesia Jakarta Bali AirAsia Hubs in Thailand From Bangkok. From Phuket. Phnom Penh. Hat Yai.
Jakarta. Penang. Kuala Lumpur. Terms and Conditions apply. Airport. Medan. Airport. Singapore Solo Kuala Lumpur Makassar Kuala Lumpur Padang Kuala Lumpur Pekanbaru Kuala Lumpur Banda Aceh Kuala Lumpur Palembang Kuala Lumpur Balikpapan Kuala Lumpur www. * Beneﬁts offered are subject to type of plan purchased from originating country. Penang.com july travel3sixty 109 . Singapore From Bandung. Medan. you can fly direct to: Bandung. Bali Husein Sastranegara Int. Ho Chi Minh. you can fly direct to: Bangkok. Surabaya Polonia Int. Perth. From as little as USD2. Johor Bahru. Jakarta Ngurah Rai Int. Hong Kong. Kuala Lumpur. Phuket. Bangkok. you can fly direct to: Bandung. Medan. Surabaya Rest From Bali. Bangkok. Airport.Hong Kong Myanmar Laos Thailand Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Bangkok Ho Chi Minh Phuket Penang Australia Malaysia Darwin Banda Aceh Medan Pekanbaru Padang Kuala Lumpur Perth Singapore Balikpapan Palembang Makassar Jakarta Bandung Indian Ocean Soekarno Hatta Int. Jakarta. Singapore From these destinations. From Surabaya. Singapore Yogyakarta Kuala Lumpur.airasiainsure. you can fly direct to: Assured Get yourself covered so you can rest easy during your travels. you can fly direct to: Bali. Yogyakarta From Medan. Bandung Juanda Int. Singapore. Kuala Lumpur.30*. Kuala Lumpur. Airport. you can fly direct to: Bali. Bangkok. Kuala Lumpur. Penang. Airport. Darwin. Medan International Route Domestic Route Indonesia Surabaya Solo Yogyakarta Bali AirAsia Hubs in Indonesia From Jakarta.
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Ipad2 and my notebook as these gadgets keep my life lively. Kanesan loves the opportunity to contribute towards the growth of innovative technology at AirAsia. I don’t need to queue at the counter. listen to songs. I watch movies. The Desktop Support Team also remotely assists those who need help with their desktops. check-in for my ﬂight. we call our Desktop Support Team headed by Team Leader. and now. Manage My Booking allows me to make changes to my booking info anywhere by logging into my mobile apps. I can help my colleagues in Bangkok and Jakarta too! Misconceptions It’s a misconception that IT guys ﬁnd it hard to talk to women. view weather forecasts for my trips and keep connected via Facebook. Of course. and from there we strike up a conversation! Travel Tools My travel essentials are my iPhone 4. As an ASEAN airline. An Allstar since 2005. Japan. the Desktop Support Team is able to remotely access desktops for troubleshooting via Ofﬁce Communicator. for example Bali after the bombing. This is a myth. In terms of AirAsia’s innovative facilities. our technical know-how actually gets the girls approaching us to sort out their problems with their computers. I also check on Man United’s progress as I’m a hardcore Man United fan! IMAGE: ADAM LEE 112 travel3sixty july . AirAsia has supported many destinations during their downturns. play games.. Twitter or FB? Facebook because it gives me more room for discussion and sharing without limiting me to 140 words on my status update. I like. I can also chat whenever I’m on FB. Additionally. tsunami-hit Acheh. It’s so convenient! At work. women are very exposed to the IT world and have no problems talking to us IT boys. I like Web and Mobile Check-in.my airasia THE TROUBLE-SHOOTER Whenever AirAsia Allstars in our Malaysia LCCT have computer problems. These facilities enable me to check-in for my ﬂight by going online or scanning the barcode on my iPhone. This means. Kanesan Supramaniam. In my opinion.. My Job My job is to help my colleagues by troubleshooting their technical glitches and. Allstar Culture AirAsians are Living their Life Supporting Team members And others Regionally! This is my interpretation of the Allstar culture. preparing the hardware and software required in their work.
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