Monthly Archives: October 2015

The First Muaythai League Challenge in Malaysia

If you are a looking for a sports holiday destination, look no further. You’d be pleased to know that Malaysia is hosting the first Muaythai league of it’s kind, the Muayfight 2015. The main objective is to promote Malaysian tourism as another destination for sports enthusiasts.

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Hosted by JustMuay Academy, it is the first of it’s kind in Malaysia, and supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS Putrajaya).

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Muayfight League Challenge 2015 Press Conference at Ti. Food Corner Wangsa Maju.

Focusing on potential and talented youth in Muaythai, Muayfight 2015 will be anchoring numbers of competition held monthly and annually in Malaysia.

There will be 2 weight Male categories to be completed, 12 contenders each and 8 female contenders. There will be local preliminary fights, super fights, elimination fights, Night of Champions and International Superfight (King of Tomoi).

Preliminaries has been held at 5 different locations prior to the championship, and 36 muayfighters (24 male and 12 female) has been chosen to join Muayfight Academy where they will be given intensive training by professional trainers for 45 days before the league.

Below is the tentative schedule for the Muayfights before the final event:

Zero2Hero League Fight:
Venue: MSN Keramat
Time: Every Friday 3pm-11.30pm, Sunday 10am to 11.30pm from 16th Oct to 29 November 2015

Final Muayfight:
Venue : Stadium Malawati Shah Alam
Date: 5-6 December 2015
Time: 8.30pm-11.30pm

Muayfight fans can purchase the tickets go the league via Muayfight 2015 representatives as stated below:

Iskandar: 016 2921422
Zarul : 019 2256182
Hamadi: 016 251 8297

There are 3 types of tickets available up for grabs :

Seasonal Tickets (Normal)-RM200
Seasonal Tickets (VIP) – RM350
Specified league tickets – RM20

15% discounts will be given to those who purchase tickets til 30th November 2015 and 10% of proceeds from the ticket sales will be channeled to selected charity bodies.

Muayfight 2015 is supported by: RTM, Ti.Food Corner, U-MZK, Altel, Panasonic, Yayasan Aulia,Pujangga Kreatif, ewana FM, Kemudi Timur Electronic Sdn. Bhd, ZES and Hotsound Studio

For more information on Muayfight 2015, please hop over to www.facebook.com/muayfight.my

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Matic Street Art Festival 2015

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Malaysia’s biggest and best street arts festival is coming to you in full force to MaTic this coming November 2015. Performers from all around Malaysia will invade MaTic in Jalan Ampang and, turning them into stages to amuse, astound and amaze.

The MaTic Street Arts Festival 2015 will showcase the world of busking, street arts like grafitti and many more, from 7-8 November 2015 so save the date and be involved in the action and witness first class acts right on your doorstep.

The Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) is located within a building in Kuala Lumpur, which is both an architectural and historical landmark.

Here’s the address to MaTiC:

Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC)

109, Jalan Ampang,
50450, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
Tel: 03- 9235 4848 / 9235 4800
Fax: 03- 2162 1149
Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.matic.gov.my

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PPMMaTiC

Operation Hours (Mon-Fri):
7.30 am – 5.30 pm

Tourist Information Counter:

8.00 am – 10.00 pm

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Explore Selangor: Eco Murai Rimba

Fancy camping but not quite adventurous enough to get down and dirty? Try glamping. Glamping or “glamorous camping” pairs destinations with the intimacy of camping and the world of luxury travel.
Glamping accommodations vary but, the most common types of glamping includes, airstreams, trailers, barns, farmhouses, cabins, pods, domes, cubes, eco lodges, huts, yurts, tents, tipis, villas and tree houses.

Most glamping accommodations are quite on the pricey side, but here’s introducing a budget glamping accommodation in Selangor; Eco Murai Rimba.

Check out the video. Team E.T.A has been to Eco Murai Rimba and we thought it is a perfect place for a retreat or for those who wants to try camping experience but reluctant to put up with the discomfort of sleeping in an uncomfortable campsite.

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Eco Murai Rimba is located somewhere by the riverside in Batang Kali, Selangor. It takes about just 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur.

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There is a total of 9 rooms here.

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All rooms are equipped with Queen sized bed and could accommodate 2pax. Additional bedding can be requested to accommodate an extra person in the room.

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Family room is also available.

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This family room can accommodate up to 4-5 pax and it have great view as it is facing riverside.

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There are no toilets in all of the rooms. The restrooms are located outside and is public sharing basis. Washing lines is provided for your convenience.

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Common area for leisure

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Kitchen/dining area

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As Eco Murai Rimba is located just by the riverside, water activities is highly recommended.

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But swim at your own risk and take precaution always as the water stream can be pretty strong.

A room for 2 pax in Eco Murai Rimba costs RM150 per night, inclusive of breakfast.

For current promotions, room bookings and reservations, please refer to the information below:

Eco Murai Rimba
B66, Jalan Lama Genting,
Sungai Pinang,
44300 Batang Kali,
Selangor.
Telephone:012-2505507 & 014-6355081
Email:[email protected]
Facebook: https://facebook.com/EcoMuraiRimba

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Explore Selangor: Barakaff Exclusive

Malaysia is a country that is rich in cultural diversity, and it reflect in even what they wear. One of Malaysian’s pride and joy is ubdoubtly songket and batik. While Team E.T.A haven’t had the opportunity to visit a songket factory yet, but we do had the opportunity to actually see how batik clothings is made.

No.Sorry to disappoint you if you are expecting us to bring you to the East Coast to see some beautiful batiks. We’re not bringing you to Kelantan or Terengganu this time. We are bringing you to Gombak, Selangor instead.

Surprised? We are surprised too. One would have thought that Kelantan and Terengganu is the home of Batik but apparently Selangor is full of hidden treasure.

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Barakaff Exclusive is located in a residential area in Gombak, Selangor.

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Our friends from Tourism Malaysia Selangor. Getting all excited when we were told that we’ll be visiting the workshop. At least we all know the guys are excited for that. The ladies, however, were obviously all hyped up and happy that there are a sale going on there.

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Shopping.

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Items on sale

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Modern print batik shirts for men. One thing about Barakaff Exclusive is that all of the items sold here is uniquely hand printed and designed. None of the clothings sold here are identical.

Visiting the workshop:

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Batik in the making at Barakaff Exclusive workshop.

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Modern and unique prints.

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Trying our hands at batik painting.

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Some of the artwork we managed to churn out.

Check out the video by AlienGoTravel during our visit to Barakaff Exclusive.

It was certainly an interesting visit, and below is the info to Barakaff Exclusive in case you would like to visit or do some batik shopping:

Barakaff Exclusive
Lot 2095, Batu 9,
Jalan Gombak,
53000 Selangor.

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Barakaff Batik
Contact: Syed Ahmad: 013-6666322

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