Pimped-up ‘trishaws’ a tourist hit in historic Malacca

Decked out with flashing lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the historic Malaysian city of Malacca. Once a common sight in many parts of Malaysia, the three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, were largely phased out as cars became more affordable and took over the country’s roads. ...

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Man survives 12 meter plunge after motorbike crash on Penang elevated road

Man survives 12 meter plunge after motorbike crash on Penang elevated road

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after being flung 12 meters down an elevated road in Penang yesterday morning. The unnamed 33-year-old man, from Kuala Lumpur, broke his leg in...

Malaysian baby born in Grab car gets lifetime of free rides

Malaysian baby born in Grab car gets lifetime of free rides

A very lucky newborn just got a lifetime of free Grab rides when his mom suddenly went into labor in a Grab vehicle. According to a report by The Star, the pregnant Grab user...

Bird strike blamed as AirAsia flight loses engine, returns to Australia

Bird strike blamed as AirAsia flight loses engine, returns to Australia

An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced to return to Australia shortly after take-off following a suspected bird strike, the carrier said Tuesday, the second incident involving...

Nearly 3 years later, MH17 investigators still hoping for answers

Nearly 3 years later, MH17 investigators still hoping for answers

International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward,...

‘Technical issue’ sends AirAsia flight, terrified passengers back to Australia

‘Technical issue’ sends AirAsia flight, terrified passengers back to Australia

An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia on Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was “shaking like a washing...

Passengers injured after severe turbulence hits Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight

Passengers injured after severe turbulence hits Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight

Five passengers were injured after a Malaysia-bound AirAsia X flight was hit by “severe turbulence”, the budget carrier said Friday. Flight D7 377 from Taipei to Kuala...

Airline’s stripped down ‘interview’ process leaves flight attendant hopefuls fuming

Airline’s stripped down ‘interview’ process leaves flight attendant hopefuls fuming

Just days after Malaysia made deeply embarrassing international headlines when MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya suggested in parliament that rape victims could solve their “bleak...

Death toll rises in Malaysia boat tragedy

Death toll rises in Malaysia boat tragedy

The confirmed death toll rose to 16 on Wednesday after a boat overloaded with illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia, and more than 20 are still believed missing. ...

AirAsia denies role in Rolls-Royce corruption scandal

AirAsia denies role in Rolls-Royce corruption scandal

Malaysia-based AirAsia on Monday denied any connection to the corruption scandal engulfing Rolls-Royce, which reportedly paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts. After...


 

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