10 Malaysian hikers found safe after Himachal Pradesh floods; efforts underway for their return

The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia on Thursday (13 Jul) confirmed that 10 Malaysian hikers who went missing during the Himachal Pradesh floods in Northern India have been found safe, along with a Chinese national and a British citizen. The group is expected to return to Malaysia if the evacuation plan proceeds smoothly.

Malaysia invites proposals for revival of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project

Malaysia has called for concept proposals to revive the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project. The Request for Information exercise, initiated by MyHSR Corp, allows local and international firms to submit proposals through a public-private partnership. Malaysian Transport Minister has confirmed strong interest from several companies.

Family allegedly denied boarding on Scoot plane to Macau over expiring child’s passport

A family trip to Macau hit a snag last month when they were allegedly denied boarding a Scoot plane due to a child passport having less than six months of validity. Despite proposing a solution, the family was told they had to check in together as tickets were purchased as a group.

Van driver in Phuket charged with threatening Singaporean tourist in $2.87 dispute

A van driver in Phuket, Thailand, has been charged by provincial police for threatening a Singaporean tourist. The conflict arose when the tourist was informed of an additional fee of 100 Baht (2.87 USD) to be taken to a hotel just 1km away from the drop-off location. The tourist’s refusal to pay and dissatisfaction with the driver’s handling of his luggage further escalated the situation.

Politicians and associations back Malaysian tourism minister Tiong over KLIA’s incident

Sarawak Pakatan Harapan secretary Alan Ling defends Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing’s unannounced visit to KLIA following a Chinese tourist’s difficulties, advocating for greater transparency, improved Immigration Department conduct, and revised standard operating procedures.

Malaysian minister unveils alleged corruption scandal involving immigration officers at KLIA airport, MACC investigating

A Malaysian minister’s controversial intrusion into KLIA’s international arrival hall on Thursday (29 June) following corruption allegations involving immigration officers has caused a stir. The incident involved the detention of a Chinese tourist who was allegedly demanded to pay RM18,000 (approximately 3,853 USD) for her release, as stated by the minister. The Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed an upcoming meeting with the minister and the Chinese national involved in the case.

Jacky Cheung thrills fans with two additional shows, sets new record with 11-night concert in Singapore

Get ready for an unparalleled musical experience as the iconic Jacky Cheung extends his highly anticipated 60+ Concert Tour in Singapore. With the addition of two final concerts, Cheung will astound audiences with a total of 11 shows, surpassing all previous records.

A TikToker reveals alternative route to Johor via ferry, escaping Causeway traffic jams

A Singaporean shared a video on TikTok, unveiling an alternative route to Johor via ferry. Departing from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, she showcased a spacious and lightly occupied vessel, providing a hassle-free trip to explore Pangerang’s attractions before returning to Singapore at 4pm on the same day.

Singapore Airlines reigns as World’s Best Airline at 2023 World Airline Awards

Singapore Airlines celebrates its fifth victory as the World’s Best Airline at the prestigious 2023 World Airline Awards. Qatar Airways secures the second position, while All Nippon Airways, Emirates, and Japan Airlines follow closely in the global rankings.

Scoot flight landed in Taipei with missing wheel, no injuries reported

A Scoot aircraft landing at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport on Monday (19 June) discovered its left nose wheel missing, causing a delay in the scheduled flight to Singapore. No injuries were reported, and passengers were offered accommodations or alternative travel arrangements.