AirAsia reveals wonders of Malaysia to regional media

Many people dream of visiting Malaysia as it has many wonderful tourist sites. I had an opportunity to visit this beautiful country through the AirAsia Media Familiarisation Trip, which included a trip to the airline’s state-of-the-art headquarters called “RedQ”.

Christ Church in Malacca.

Media personnel from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia together with AirAsia staff took part in this visit from November 27-30. This was my first trip to Malaysia and I was very excited to be part of the programme, which was very enjoyable for all of the participating journalists. The delegates used their time to build friendships and professional relationships.
When we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, an AirAsia staffer, whom we called “Sister Airry”, took us to one of the famous symbols of Malaysia - the Petronas Twin Towers - where we had dinner.
The Petronas Twin Towers is a famous landmark in the capital and many local people and tourists visit it in the evenings for dinner, shopping and taking pictures with the towering structure in the background.
The next day, we visited the “RedQ” and I was awestruck as I entered the modern office building of AirAsia.

AirAsia unveiled its new RedQ office, near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA 2) terminal, in November 2016. The 18,000 sq m office space is home to more than 2,000 of AirAsia’s employees.
The six-storey block comprises three levels of office space and three levels of parking. The office space is open plan, so that AirAsia staff can see everything in the building and easily contact everyone involved in its operations.
RedQ has a range of facilities for AirAsia employees, who are known affectionately as Allstars. These include an in-house hair salon, salad bar, restaurants, Google cloud room, meeting rooms, fitness centre and other facilities, all using modern technology.
The AirAsia Group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to 130 destinations spanning 26 countries, mostly in Asia, including Thailand, Indonesia, India, Japan, the Philippines, and other countries.
When we finished our tour of the RedQ, we moved on to the city of Malacca, which was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2008. The locals call it the Melaka World Heritage City. When we arrived, we were immersed in the activities and culture of the local people. Among the iconic symbols are the three-wheeled rickshaws, which are used extensively for tours of the city.
Malacca is the capital of the coastal state of the same name in southwestern Malaysia. At its centre, Jonker Street, Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, is known for antique shops and its night market selling local products.
The media group visited Stadhuy’s Building, St Paul’s Hills and Porta D Santiago, Christ Church Melaka, Jonker Street and other famous landmarks.
Everything here was very interesting and we sampled the local cuisine, which was very good.
I was very impressed with everything on this trip, especially because all the people were very friendly. The famous tourist sites were a special treat, especially the Petronas Twin Towers and Malacca.
I am grateful to AirAsia for giving me the opportunity to participate in the AirAsia Media Familiarisation Trip. I saw many new things and gained a new appreciation for all of the tourism wonders there are to be enjoyed in Malaysia.


By Times Reporters
(Latest Update December 22, 2018)

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