Priya Manikam

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An Escape to Paradise – Part One 7

Ever wish you can go ‘missing’ into a world of paradise with all your needs taken care off? Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort and Spa (Sand & Sandals) is one such place. Start your journey early and turn into Highway E22 to Desaru and be prepared to be wowed! Stepping inside the newly rebranded resort, you are greeted by an efficient bell boy who is ready to get your

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Happy 5th Birthday the Iskandarian! As a token of appreciation, we have something special for our favourite readers. Follow our FB page- www.facebook.com/TheIskandarian/ for more updates and how you can stand a chance to win exciting prizes. This time our Music column takes a double spread as I’d like to share about talented artists, Anggun and T’ang Quartet. Read on to learn more about them and what’s in store for

Tourism Tax to Start from 1st September 1

Tourists and hoteliers were in a limbo the past two months as confusion loomed around the much talked about tourism tax and the date of its implementation. The Tourism and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has finally confirmed that the government has decided to enforce the tourism tax from 1st September 2017. The good news is local tourists and permanent residents will be exempted from paying the tax and

Explore Hong Kong’s Blooming Coffee Scene

Hipster cafes are aplenty in Hong Kong, but the best ones are usually the lesser-known cafes tucked away in the most unexpected places. While tourists flock to the usual coffee chains for a cup of coffee, trendy locals and long-time expat residents park themselves at the mushrooming independent cafes that allow them to spend a quiet yet pleasant afternoon without breaking the bank. Here’s a peek into the top 5

Kompleks Pekan Rabu to Get a Major Facelift

Kompleks Pekan Rabu in Tampoi, Johor Bahru was developed and privatised between the Johor State Government, Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor and Swissharta Sdn. Bhd as a platform to create space and opportunities for the Malay entrepreneurs. It also housed the Immigration Office, which was convenient for the public to apply or renew their passports there. However, this place was poorly utilised with many traders unable to make profits and in

Editor’s Note

Hello August!  Malaysia turns 60 end of this month, and I’d like to wish for a peaceful nation and thank you for the long public holidays coupled with Raya Haji! We’ve got two animated films this month from our movie partners. “Cars 3” will be zooming past your way soon, and it’s notable that “Cars” (2006) and “Cars 2” (2011) took in more than $1 billion in combined worldwide box

An Afternoon at Breeze Spa 4

What do you do when you have an afternoon off which can help you loosen your muscles and relax? Look nowhere else than Breeze Spa at Amari Johor Bahru. Located at the sixth floor of the hotel, Breeze Spa offers various Spa and Beauty treatments for both men and women. Be greeted by friendly faces at the Spa and enjoy a cold welcome drink of “Butterfly Pea Tea” flown in

Nathan Sykes First Solo Performance in Singapore 3

On 17th June, a handsome young lad from Gloucester, United Kingdom a.k.a Nathan Sykes, 24, a singer, songwriter and record producer formerly from the band The Wanted rocked the stage with his first debut solo performance in Singapore. He performed songs from his first solo album – ‘Unfinished Business’ for an intimate crowd at the rooftop at myVillage, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore; a collaboration between myVillage and Universal Music Singapore. Hundreds

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor Wins Agoda Golden Circle Award for 2016

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor, managed by Palm Resort Berhad once again received the Agoda Golden Circle Award for the year 2016, recently. Le Grandeur was one of the hotels receiving the award along with eight other hotels in Johor. Last year, the hotel was also one of the recipients of Agoda Golden Circle Award 2015.  The Director of Agoda Malaysia, Jeff Hoh and Assistant Marketing Manager, Michelle Chue was

Five Aspiring Basketballers to Represent Johor 2

For the very first time, the Jr. NBA Malaysia presented by Dutch Lady expanded its programme to Johor after successfully returning to Malaysia for the fourth consecutive year. The Jr. NBA Malaysia programme reached more than 6,000 boys and girls at over 200 schools for local basketball talents to attend the Jr. NBA Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur, moving them one-step closer to being named as the 2017 Jr. NBA