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Beijing Roasted Duck in Si Chuan Dou Hua, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

When I was in Beijing, I found out that their much-touted Beijing Duck was prepared and roasted in many different styles, and I mean really very different styles!  In fact, every restaurant has its own style and there are hundreds of such restaurants in Beijing! Back here in Kuala Lumpur, I’m sure the restaurants that [...]

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Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Whenever we go to Hong Kong, one of our favourite areas to be is Tsim Sha Tsui.  It is, after all, the “happening” place to be where dining and shopping are concerned. Besides these, it’s also a key commercial area and several museums (The HK Space Museum, the HK Museum of Art and the Science [...]

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Xin Cuisine – divine dimsum for private dining

We all know that for an authentic dimsum experience, it should be all about selecting your favourites from piled-high baskets on trolleys and carts pushed around in the restaurant.  At least that’s how dimsum was enjoyed back in my hometown.  One of my favourite earliest childhood memories is going for “yum cha” in the wee [...]

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Hilton On The Park, Melbourne

The Hilton On The Park Melbourne is located in the heart of East Melbourne, the city’s main sports and entertainment district. It is easily accessible by tram (the tram stop is right across the hotel) and just about 8 minutes’ walk from the city’s CBD (Central Business District). Our ballooning experience with Global Balloons started [...]

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Do you have a Passion for the Travel and Hospitality industry?

Have you always wanted to be in the travel and hospitality industry?  Well, if you have, do mark 21 March 2014 in your calendar now as Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia recently announced that it will be holding Starwood Careers Day across the country on that day! Starwood Careers Day 2014 encapsulates Starwood’s talent [...]

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Afternoon Tea @ 1885, The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

So where would you go, in Penang, if you wish to have a quiet tête à tête with your best friend over a traditional English Afternoon Tea?  Why … to 1885, of course. 1885 – named for the year that The Eastern & Oriental (The E&O) Hotel was established, is a classic colonial-style dining venue [...]

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Festive Feasts in Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

The season for feasting is here.  Yes, it’s December already.  Although we Malaysians feast every day, somehow December gives us lots of reasons to feast even more!  It’s the school holidays, many are on leave, Christmas is coming soon and of course, before you know it, we’ll be counting down to a new year.  See… [...]

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Grand Dame of Heritage Hotels in Penang: The Eastern & Oriental Hotel

I first set foot into The Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel way back in the mid 1970’s (I can’t recall which exact year though).  I remember I was really in awe of it… well, understandably, it was the very first time I had been into such a big grand building!  Yes, even back then, The [...]

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Chambers Bar & Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

After months of refurbishment, the Hilton Kuala Lumpur recently unveiled its brand new Chambers Bar & Grill located on the lobby floor of the hotel. Entering the premise, we were bowled over by the sleek lines of its decor.  It seems like everything in Chambers is shiny and reflective – right from its intertwined double-C [...]

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The Majestic Malacca – Dining at The Mansion & Pampered at The Spa Village

When we were at The Majestic Malacca, we loved climbing up the wooden staircase to The Mansion – the semi-formal dining room just a floor above the lobby.  The polished wooden balustrade reminded me of the grand old houses back in Ipoh, especially the “big knobs” design on the vertical pillars. The Mansion has a [...]

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MIGF 2013: Grill 582 at Best Western Premier Dua Sentral

The Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is already well in progress, having started on 1 October 2013.  Diners have the rest of this month to enjoy the special festival menus offered by the participating restaurants. When we first dined in Grill 582 at Best Western Premier Dua Sentral a few months back, we loved the [...]

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MIGF 2013 – Five Sen5es @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Continuing our tastings of the MIGF 2013 Festival Menus, we had a chance to check out what Chef Tan Tzaan Ling of Five Sen5es at The Westin Kuala Lumpur has to offer. We always enjoy the dining ambience in FiveSen5es with its classy hardwood tables, tasteful Chinese antiques blending against a backdrop of contemporary interior [...]

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The Majestic Malacca

I cannot help but be awed by The Majestic Malacca the very first time I set eyes on it.  Located at the banks of the Malacca River, the grand white building with green windows is a sight to behold.  I felt as if I’ve been transported back in time.  As a kid, I used to [...]

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MIGF 2013: Qba Latin Bar & Grill, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

You just gotta love Chef Pearl Woo. Chef Pearl Woo in her playground Chef Pearl Woo from Qba Latin Bar & Grill in The Westin Kuala LUmpur is one of the most lovable chefs I’ve met in a long while.  The warm, bubbly, chatty and ever-smiling chef makes one feel immediately welcomed and at ease.  [...]

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Boston Lobsters, Mooncakes & New Dim Sum – Di Wei @ Empire Subang

I think no one would ever say “No” to a lobster meal, seeing how this highly-prized crustacean is regarded as king and stands proudly at the top of the list of desired seafood.  Well, unless you are allergic to seafood, that is.  I was told lobsters are actually pretty healthy for the diet; it’s actually [...]

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