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    The Japanese Film Festival 2016

    Legendary actress KIKI Kilin stole the show at the opening ceremony of the Japanese Film Festival 2016 at GSC Pavilion KL, lending star power to Malaysia’s premier celebration of Japan’s cinematic tradition. The three-time Japan Academy Prize-winner, renowned for her wise and matronly roles, appears twice in this year’s programme. She has won her usual share of critical acclaim for stepping into the shoes of a mysterious new employee of a red bean pancake stand in An, as well as portraying the doting mother of a divorcee novelist in JFF curtain-raiser After the Storm. “It’s a story about an...
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    Vietnam visa fees granted to US tourists set to skyrocket from late August

    The Vietnamese tourist visa is now five times more expensive. The increase will mostly affect U.S. citizens entering Vietnam on tourist visas who, starting August 29, have to pay $135 for a multi-entry visa instead of $25 for a single-entry. The fee hike comes after the Vietnamese government has agreed to extend visa validity for U.S. citizens, allowing them to enter the country on a one-year visa rather than a three-month. The new visa policy is in accordance with an agreement between Vietnam and the U.S., Vu The Binh, vice chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association said in an interview...
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    Looking for Malaysia’s own ‘Central Park’, PM launches RM650m rainforest park in KL

    The prime minister today launched an urban rainforest park at a whopping cost of RM650 million, hoping it would be as iconic a symbol for Kuala Lumpur as London and New York’s sprawling public parks. Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government aspires to turn Kuala Lumpur into more than a centre of economic progress and into a “liveable” city that is “world-class”, noting that the residents of such cities would typically demand for a recreation area and a green lung. “That’s why London’s Hyde Park is with London; Central Park is with New York; so I...
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KL Expat Malaysia (KLEM) is an initiative of British Expat Stuart Yeomans since 2010. Our goal is to run and promote exclusive happening events throughout Kuala Lumpur. We hold dozens of events that range from simple networking events, through sporting events and charity car drives. Our goal is to always help the local community and support the expat and Malaysian ties. Find out more about us here.