Saturday, April 10, 2021

YS Chan

Freeing myself from smartphones

Smartphones are tools which fools fiddle with when they are around people that they don’t have the courage, or, the intellect, to converse with. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana, writer of thought-provoking aphorisms My first handphone was the Motorola MicroTAC 1950, which...

What goes up will eventually come down

Those lucky and brave enough to be on a rollercoaster will get a white-knuckle experience lasting no more than two minutes. Life is also like a rollercoaster ride albeit in slow motion, with many ups and downs throughout one’s...

Are passengers covered by insurance?

Malaysia E-Hailing Drivers Association (Mehda) president Daryl Chong advised e-hailing drivers not to register themselves under the illegal InDriver e-hailing app as any mishap would not be covered by insurance. He had checked with the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad)...

One-stop centres to attract visitors

Long before the Covid-19 outbreak, Malaysians were often reminded to travel within the country instead of heading overseas because our local attractions are just as good, if not better. Such claims do not hold water because these are not...

Local tourism in the new normal

Apart from shopping, the largest tourism sectors are accommodation, food and beverage, and public transportation. Are hotels, restaurants and tour bus operators gearing their businesses for the new normal or plan to continue with the same modus operandi as...

Little change in local tours over 47 years

When I was between 21 and 23 years old, I sold life and general insurance fulltime but lacked the determination to do well and failed miserably. My brother then introduced me to his former company boss who was running...

Are travel agents merely middlemen?

There are many agents for different services provided by large corporations in various types of industries. There are also many middlemen for manufactured goods, raw materials, and farm produce. For example, the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) had set up...

‘Sanitised’ will become the new watchword

When I was in primary school, my mother laughed when she held up a piece of clothing that had shrunk considerably after washing. Later, I learned that clothes will not shrink to a smaller size if they have the...

Quarantine — integral before mass travel and gathering

Major investors and tour consortiums should take the opportunity to snap up hotels that have or will be closing down and turn them into quarantine centres with comfortable guest rooms, as this prerequisite will become an integral part of...

Cruises offer best tourism prospect

I tell anyone who will listen to me: On a cruise, you can be with all these people, or you can be by yourself. You can find tranquility, you can find party, you can find new friends. I'm a...

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