Malaysia Airlines to introduce Economy Plus seating in Airbus A380s

New refit plans are in pipeline for Malaysia Airlines A380s with the introduction of Economy Plus class.

The all-new business class cabin offered in A330

The seat folds down into a fully-flat 1.9 metre (76 inch) bed

The economy cabin at the rear of the superjumbo's upper deck – currently the domain of 70 economy class passengers, behind the business class cabin – will be converted into an 'economy plus' zone.

Passengers can expect better legroom with some of the nine rows (#32 to #40) will be removed while remained the same 2-4-2 seat configuration.

The new cabin class would deliver "enhanced space and premium offerings" but it would be sold as Economy Plus rather than a dedicated premium economy class favoured by the likes of its competitors; Qantas, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines to fly A350-900 by 2017

Our national carrier, Malaysia Airlines shared that it has ordered four brand new Airbus A350-900s aircraft under lease agreement.

Illustration of Malaysia Airlines A350-900 livery

From understanding that the new Airbus planes will be used for Kuala Lumpur - London (Heathrow) route in year 2017. Furthermore, these order will allow standby aircraft for any scheduled maintenance and enabling future network expansion.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) also indicated that A380s are due for scheduled maintenance at the beginning of the second quarter this year, which will mean an average of one A380 aircraft being out of commission for the remainder of 2016.

New toll plaza in Seremban

New toll plaza to be built in Seremban

A toll plaza will be built about 4.5km north of the Seremban toll plaza to help reduce congestion at the existing exit here, Works Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor said. The present plaza was the first to be built some three decades ago when the North-South Expressway (NSE) was first opened.

Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) had been told to proceed with widening works on four stretches of the NSE from three to four lanes.

They are the Shah Alam-Bukit Lanjan route (17km); Bukit Lanjan-Jln Duta (8km); Bukit Lanjan-Rawang (16km) and Nilai Utara-Seremban (23km).

This a long due issue for Seremban folks, who face daily congestion on the exit. The project came after 3 years later.

But a matter of question, are they going to retain the current Seremban toll and build a new as to channel the traffic?

Tesco Extra Seremban Jaya

Tesco Extra Seremban Jaya has now officially open its doors! They are open everyday from 8am to 1am for your convenience!

Exterior views:


Bistro Year 1673, Jonker Walk

After day out at Jonker Walk, we filled up our tummy by dining @Bistro Year 1673.

This bistro serves American (New), Asian Fusion, Chinese, Diners, Seafood,  and is also a steakhouse.

This oldest unique 338 years old heritage building is located in Jonker Street (populary known as Jonker Walk) and probably the oldest brick building in Malacca was built in the year 1673 during the era of Dutch colonialisation.

Currently the grand old building is transformed into a Bistro, where deserving diners are able to have a memorable meal with a different dining experience.

Let us visit the surrounding of this bistro and part of interior look.
Street view of Bistro

Open area of Bistro Year 1673
During night time, live band performance is available.

Sour Soup
This soup is clear and comes with strong flavorful taste. Duck meat is used to cook the soup instead of chicken or pork bones. Sour vegetables (ham choi) is used as main ingredient and it comes with prawns, tofu, mushroom and spring onions.

Udang Masak lemak Nenas
For this udang masak lemak nenas dish, is one of my favourite. The prawn used is fresh, where the texture is just right and the juicy sweet meat. The size of prawn is XL, where you can suck the prawn head fulfilling. Since it is masak lemak, it has the 'lemak' feel where santan is used. And the pineapple gives combination sweet and sour taste.

Ayam (chicken) pongteh
Next dish is ayam pongteh, one of must have in Nyonya cuisine. The meat was cooked until tender but still in intact piece. The gravy is a bit oily with thick aromatic tauchu bean sauce and of course the gula Melaka that form the gravy.

I personally would not recommend the Cendol here. As you can see from above, the shave ice is too hard where you have to forcefully crack the topping. The gula Melaka syrup used is not thick enough and lack of the aroma.


The two other dishes are Mixed Vegetables and Telur Cencaluk.

For overall, this bistro should get 4 out 5 rating from me. The total bill for 5 dishes for 5 person come at around RM68.

So the next you head down to Malacca, pay a visit to this bistro!

Bistro Year 1673
18 Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street),
75200 Mallaca, Malaysia

Opening hours
Mon - Sun: 10:00-00:00
Phone: (6) 06 2881 673
Facebook: Bistro Year 1673