Exploring Beijing

Exploring Beijing

Explore Beijing is part of a series of travel photos from the Explorer Lifestyle Team has been busy traveling around Asia. Beijing is one of the modern yet cultural cities of China that always fascinates travelers. From the Great Wall of China to Tienanmen Square, to modern shopping streets overshadowing the traditional food alleys, you can find all of this in and around Beijing.

The Explorer Lifestyle team visited Beijing in Nov 2013 as it was nearing winter and spent a good, fun and interesting five days there. We also took an AirAsia X flight to Beijing just to prove that the flights are on par with other full serviced airlines. Yes, five hours on the AAX flight was just as comfortable as any other airline. Anyway, once there, we took our own sweet time to walk around Beijing and here are some of the photos we took for Explore Beijing.

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Great Wall of China at the Badaling Gate

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Climbing the Great Wall of China

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Ticket line to the Forbidden City, Beijing

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Forbidden City Gardens

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Tienanmen Square in the evening

All photos taken using a Nikon D60 with multiple lenses.

There you have it, some random photos taken during our amazing trip to the capital of China. It is highly recommended that you visit Beijing once in your lifetime and the best time is also during Fall or Spring. It is also recommended that you spend a minimum of four days if you want to see some of the world-renown attractions here. Moving around is quite simple to but if you have experience in speaking Mandarin, that is a very helpful bonus. However, a lot of the signage are in English too. Hope you like our article on Explore Beijing.

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AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design

AirAsia X Contest 2013

AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design

Good news for aviation fans around Malaysia. AirAsia X is running a contest to Paint the Plane Design where contestants stand a chance to win an exclusive round trip to Toulouse, France and to visit the Airbus Factory there. Over the years, many enthusiast have been sketching murals or liveries of plane designs on their note pads or sketch books and now the time has come for you to prove your skills in this AirAsia X Contest. The contest starts on 12 August 2013 to 12 September 2013 and the announcement of the winner will be on 20 September 2013.

Participants who are keen to join and win this amazing contest must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to submit the
following details:

  1. Be a fan of AirAsia Facebook (www.facebook.com/AirAsia) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/AirAsia)
  2. Download the A330 aircraft templates at http://blog.airasia.com
  3. Choose one of the seven (7) livery names (Xklusive, Xiao Long Bao, Xeoul Mate, Xiao Lin Spirit, Xcintillating PhoeniX, Harmoniuos DiverXity and Xakura Blossom) and submit your design to facebook@airasia.com
  4. Participants will have to design all five (5) parts of the plane (front, top, bottom, left and right view)
  5. Submissions can be done via digital or hand drawn (Hand drawn submissions will have to be scanned and submitted)

Grand Prize: Round trip from Kuala Lumpur to the Airbus Factory in Toulouse, France.
Runner Up: One pair round trip tickets from Kuala Lumpur to any of the AirAsia X destinations.

For more details on the contest, kindly visit the AirAsia X Blog.

What are you waiting for? This is your chance to show off your talent in designing a pain livery for an aircraft. I wonder if the winning design will be incorporated on to one of the AirAsia X Planes as this would be pretty amazing for the winner to have his or her design showcased on one of the planes. Good luck to all contestants and may the best design win in the AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design.

AirAsia X Celebrates 1st for Anniversary with X-citing Deals

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AirAsia X Celebrates 1st for Anniversary Kathmandu Flights

AirAsia X, Malaysia’s leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, announced that the airline will be offering X-citing deals to celebrate its 1 year anniversary with 100,000 passengers flown to Kathmandu, Nepal. The X-citing deals to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur will start from as low as MYR 329* (NPR 20,000*). Passengers who prefer to travel with extra comfort, can also experience our award winning premium flatbeds from as low as MYR 999* (NPR 49,999) from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Fly-Thru promotional deals are available from as low as MYR 449* (NPR 23,408*) from Penang to Kathmandu. Other exciting fly-thru deals include services from AirAsia X destinations such as Australia and Japan via the Kuala Lumpur hub to our vast ASEAN destinations leveraging on AirAsia’s low cost carrier network. The AirAsia Xciting promotional fares are available for online bookings from 3 July, 2013 to 7 July, 2013 for the travel period between 17 July and 31 December, 2013.

AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani said, “We are thrilled to celebrate our 1st year anniversary with 100,000 passengers carried from Kuala Lumpur to/from Kathmandu, Nepal. To commemorate the event, we are delighted to extend our promotional fares to our passengers.” AirAsia X commenced flights to Kathmandu, Nepal with 3 flights weekly in  November 2012. Due to encouraging demand, the airline increased its flight frequencies to four times weekly in May 2013.

“Demand for the route has been encouraging and our fly thru services have allowed guests from Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore to connect to Kathmandu and vice versa. We have seen strong demand from Australia and Japan and hope with better fly thru connectivity, more of our guests would be able to experience the rich culture and heritage of the city and its surrounding attractions,” concluded Azran.

AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position. The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

On top of that, AirAsia X recently introduced the “Quiet Zone” cabin on all its long-haul flights across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. The new service enhancement is exclusively for guests who are above age 12. The “Quiet Zone” cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for our guests. For more information, please visit the AirAsiaX Website.