Cigar Emperor takes over management JW Firehouse

Kuala Lumpur has a lot of cigar lounges and cigar friendly bars, mainly in the bigger hotels. The bar of the J.W. Marriot hotel, J.W. Firehouse, is one of those smoke-friendly bars yet couldn't be considered a true cigar bar. But that's about to change. Cigar Emperor,...

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E.P. Carrillo tasting at Bukit Bintang

On Friday, March 29, from 7 pm onwards Cigar Malaysia is having a cigar tasting. The retail outlet and lounge at the Ansa Hotel will be the decor for the event. During the event, the Cigar Aficionado number one cigar of 2018 will be smoked. That's the E.P. Carrillo...

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CSWC Qualifier Kuala Lumpur

A few years ago, when the Cigar Smoking World Championship wasn't as huge as it is today, I read about the event. And my first reaction was "cigar smoking is about relaxation, competition and cigars don't go together". And I was pretty vocal about that on social...

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Cigar Tasting LCDH Kuala Lumpur

La Casa del Habano in Kuala Lumpur is hosting a cigar tasting of the new La Hoyo de Rio Seco at their lounge on March 22nd. Entry tickets are available for 175 RM and include a drink and light snacks. For reservations, call the LCDH on +60 3-2380 1311

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Cigar Smoking World Championship dates

In a few years time, the Cigar Smoking World Championship has received a reputation and a status in the industry like hardly any other event. Twenty qualifying events before the grand finale, all over Europe, the USA, Asia, South America and even during the Procigar...

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Sarawak Mayalsia implements soft smoke ban

Last year, on October 15th, we wrote about the new smoke ban in Malaysia, effective January first. And then on December 28th, the local government of Sarawak on Borneo, announced that the smoke law wasn't applicable for their region as it was a decision the local...

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Malaysian smoking ban not applicable in parts of Borneo

Last October we published an article about the new anti-smoke legislation in Malaysia. Smoking in the so-called coffeeshops, most westerners would say foodcourts, would be banned from January first. But not in the state of Sarawak, in the northwest part of Borneo. The...

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Long Smoke contest in Kuala Lumpur

The Cabinet, a cigar lounge in Kuala Lumpur and one of the nominees for best lounge in the Cigar Journal Awards, is hosting an event on november 10th. It's a long smoke contest, and there is room for twenty contestants. For 125 ringgit you get a drink, the cigar for...

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E.P. Carrillo Ringmaster for international markets

At the Intertabac trade show, last month in Dortmund, E.P. Carrillo showed us Ringmaster in this video. Now we have some more information on the blend and where you can buy these cigars. First of all, this ringmaster is for the international markets only for a minimum...

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New anti smoke regulations in Malaysia

For years smoking in bars, restaurants, hawker centers and coffee shops, also known as food courts to the non Asian readers of this website was no problem in Malaysia. But that is about to change. From January first smoking is no longer allowed in restaurants, coffee...

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Birthdays and events
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
March 26
EVENT: Nicaraguan night, Turmeaus, Liverpool
, Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)
March 27
CSWC Qualifier, Bangkok, Thailand
, EVENT: Fratello event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 28
EVENT: Maya Selva Cigar Tasting at Club & Volutes - Paris
March 30
CSWC Qualifier, Hanoi, Vietnam
, EVENT: Davidoff & Antique Pappy van Winkel pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
April 6
CSWC Qualifier, Paris, France
April 12
EVENT: Oliva event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
April 13
CSWC Qualifier, Beirut, Libanon
April 14
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
April 17
EVENT: Jean Nicot Chapter evening - Paris
April 19
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 20
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 21
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 24
Riste Riatevski (Jas Sum Kral)
April 25
Nick Melillo (Foundation)
April 26
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 27
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
, Jeremy Casdagli (Bespoke)
April 28
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 30
CSWC Qualifier, Makarska, Croatia
May 5
Robert Ibarra (Don Ibarra)
May 14
Daniel Guerrero (El Viejo Continente)
, EVENT: Turrent event, Turmeaus, Liverpool
May 16
EVENT: Ted Bogers Cigar Night, Alblasserdam
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford