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Discovering LEMBONGAN in BALI

Nusa Lembongan is one of 3 small islands in south-east Bali that makes up the Nusa Penida district. It is accessible by speed boat from Sanur, a ride taking about 30 minutes crossing the Badung Straits. With an area of about 8 sq km, Lembongan is surrounded by pristine clear water and white sandy beaches. [...]

What’s your Favourite Japanese Sake?

As the national beverage of Japan, sake is often served during religious ceremonies, court festivals and any special event, back in the old days. Sake brewing was restricted to mostly temples and shrines and only from the 20th century did sake-brewing technology grow by leaps and bounds. Today sake has become a world beverage with [...]

Unveiling the NEW Zuan Yuan @ One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya!

Have you been to the new Zuan Yuan in One World Hotel yet? Yes, it’s new in every way – new look, new location and a revamped menu! The all-new Zuan Yuan sparkles like “a garden filled with enchanted diamonds” – the interpretation of its name. The spacious pillar-less restaurant now can seat 380 diners [...]

An Idyllic Weekend at THE WESTIN LANGKAWI RESORT & other fun stuff!

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is truly one of the island’s most ideal resort as its location is pretty perfect. With its own private beachfront facing the pristine Andaman Sea, yet remaining very near to Kuah town, it really has the best of both worlds. Do read about my earlier stays in this splendid [...]

PLAN YOUR VACATION OVER BERINGER WINES ON TRIPADVISOR!

Late last year when I was in San Francisco, together with friends we made a day trip to the Napa Valley wine region. It turned out to be a wet rainy day but as plans had been made, we proceeded with the trip. Armed with umbrellas and boots, we took on the overcast weather and [...]

Stay: THE CLUB VILLAS; Dine: WAROENG DADONG, Seminyak, Bali

I can never get enough of Bali. Bali’s mystical charm, warm friendly people and intriguing culture have always been beckoning and it’s so easy to get enchanted. In my first trip there this year in May, I had a wonderful time in Ubud and Nusa Dua – read about that here and here. Recently, on [...]

GRAND IMPERIAL SEAFOOD HOTPOT & BBQ @ PAVILION KUALA LUMPUR

When it comes to hotpot, I’m always game. While some people think that hotpots are such a hassle – having to wait for the broth to boil and then having to cook the food yourself, I find hotpots to be relaxing and healthy. There’s something very comforting about eating food that’s blanched or boiled to [...]

Let’s Celebrate CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER @ One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

The Cinnamon Coffee House in One World Hotel Petaling Jaya serves one of the most diversified and extensive buffets in town. I’ve always been impressed with the huge variety of dishes offered, ranging from local favourites to western specialities. For this festive period, their chefs have gone the extra mile in crafting a selection of [...]

FESTIVE INDULGENCES at FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Feast Village @ Starhill Gallery is so aptly named – it really is a food lover’s paradise in the ultimate sense. It’s so difficult to decide which restaurant to dine in, amongst so many fine establishments within that labyrinth of good food. During this festive season, every one of those restaurants is offering joyous spreads [...]

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES @ INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

The stunning 18-foot Christmas tree holding court in the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur leaves you no doubt that Christmas is in the air. With just barely 10 days to go,, if you are one of those who are frantically trying to plan your festive feasting, well, the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has several mouth-watering options in their [...]