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Best Of Malaysia Awards Expat Magazine

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The Best Of Malaysia Awards has been officially announced where this year's Expatriate Lifestyle’s BOMA 2014 was held at Club Esperance, Fraser Business Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 30th October. 

The Best Of Malaysia Awards or BOMA is also organised yearly by Expatriate Lifestyle, Malaysia’s number one expatriate magazine.

These awards are also the biggest awards celebrating the finest in the travel and hospitality industry but independently organised and not officially endorsed by the tourism ministry of Malaysia.

Best Of Malaysia Awards Expat Magazine 

The biggest recognised tourism awards in Malaysia is the Tourism Malaysia Awards which is held every two years. 

The awards are 100 per cent nominated and voted by well-travelled expatriates who live in Malaysia and this year, a record-breaking 30,000 votes were cast over 18 categories, all chosen from shortlists over a 13-week voting period which ended on October 1, 2014.

A total of 18 winner trophies and 54 Excellence Award certificates were presented by;

  • Ian Johnston, Editor of Expatriate Lifestyle
  • Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director of Guinness Anchor Breweries
  • British High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG  MVO.
AirAsia receiving the Best Airline Award 2014
Aziz Laikar from AirAsia receiving the Best Airline Award 2014
2014 Best Of Malaysia Awards Winners

Best Resort Experience
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is a world away from the bustling city life of KK in Sabah. 

Best Restaurant (non-hotel)
Cantaloupe at Troika Sky Dining
Opened in early 2013 by Christian Bauer and Eddie Chew of Frangipani fame in KL, Cantaloupe aims to take Malaysian dining to the next level.

Best Romantic Stay
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang
Rasa Sayang takes the best elements of it and weaves them into its environment, as evident in the Garden and Rasa Wings.

Best Service at a Hotel/Resort
Four Seasons Langkawi
Four Seasons Langkawi celebrates the natural elements of the Andaman Sea through its cuisines and stunning views at its dining facilities.

Best Serviced Residence
Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur
The modern property is centrally located, boasts facilities far surpassing the average home and hosts guests in a range of well-appointed apartments and suites.

Best Shopping Experience
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
There’s Bukit Bintang, KL’s shopping hub, and then there’s Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, its greatest retail destination.

Best Short Stay
Cameron Highlands Resort
Cameron Highlands Resort, famed for the beautiful Jim Thompson Tea Room which provides an Instagram-worthy background.

Best Spa Experience
The Datai Langkawi
Inspired by traditional Malay Ramuan healing principles, the holistic spa is integrated into the lush tropical rainforest.

Best Airline
Expatriates often cite travel options as a key reason for staying in or moving to Malaysia, and Air Asia plays a key role.

Best Attraction/Tourism Experience
Legoland Malaysia
Featuring a captivating mix of Lego sculptures, adventure rides and educational stations, the theme park is an ideal destination for families.

Best Attraction/Tourism Experience for Kids
KidZania Kuala Lumpur
Defending its title as winner of Best Experience for Kids at the Best of Malaysia Awards 2013, KidZania, the edutainment centre, continues to win.

Expatriate Lifestyle Malaysia
Best of Malaysia Issue from Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine
Best Bar/Club/Pub
Zouk Kuala Lumpur
With seven rooms of different concepts and music under its roof, the club continues to attract the young and trendy local and international crowd.

Best Boutique Stay
The Majestic Hotel KL
The Majestic lives up to its name with its colonial-era design concept, opulent accommodations and dedicated 24-hour butler service.

Best Family Stay
Hard Rock Hotel, Penang
Music is the glue that bonds families who choose Hard Rock Hotel when visiting Malaysia’s Pearl of the Orient.

Best Golf Experience
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
Hosting three international tournaments for the last two years, the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club has been the leading light in Malaysian golf.

Best Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience
SkyBar, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Sit back in one of the lounge’s plush booths while drinking in, arguably, the best view of Kuala Lumpur’s Twin Towers.

Best Hotel Experience
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
A long-time favourite among the expatriate community, the hotel has been the go-to location for many society balls, and it continues to cement its place.

Best MICE Experience
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
With its signature Plenary Hall boasting a seating capacity of 3,000, featuring impressive technology and equipment.


Overall the Best of Malaysia Awards has been running for many years and each year, a number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and attractions battle each other for the various titles.

It is also no surprise that you will see similar brand names on the winning list too. We at Malaysia Asia would like to congratulate all the winners for 2014 Best of Malaysia Awards. 

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