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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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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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Stillwater @ Crittenden, The Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

We visited a few vineyard restaurants in The Mornington and one of the loveliest is Stillwater.  It is located in the acclaimed Crittenden Estate at the foot of Red Hill.  Since it opened in 2004, this modern vineyard restaurant is well known for its relaxed fine dining.  Developed by owners Zac and Jacqui Poulier from [...]

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse, The Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

A visit to The Mornington Peninsula won’t be complete if you don’t visit the famous Cape Schanck Lighthouse.  Located at the tip of the peninsula fronting the Bass Strait, the lighthouse still stands tall and proud since its construction way back in 1859. The Cape Schanck Lightstation has a fully functional beacon and it offers [...]

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Somerset View, The Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne

The Mornington Peninsula is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne city.  In our last trip to Melbourne, we decided to explore this peninsula.  We started our trip from the city heading to the Yarra Valley where we stayed a night in Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa.  The following morning we checked out and drove [...]

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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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Orientica @ Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Take the lift to the 2nd Floor of the Hotel Equatorial in Ho Chi Minh City and when you enter Orientica Seafood Restaurant & Bar, you will be greeted by bold colours of red, silver and black – the predominant palette of its ultra-chic decor. All done and matched tastefully in a modern, stylish theme [...]

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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

When I was booking our airtickets to visit Vietnam, I was debating between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.  Since we have never been to Vietnam before, actually either city would be fine with us.  We decided on HCMC due to its shorter flight time from Kuala Lumpur.  Our flight was an early one and [...]

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Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

Officially opened about 2 months ago, the Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is a luxury resort located in Southern Bali very near to the renowned seafood restaurants along Muaya Beach in Jimbaran Bay. Located in a sprawling 1.5 hectare property, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran’s water theme resonates throughout the 118 rooms but the main feature is [...]

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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – Toast Around the World

Recently, I was privileged to be invited to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort for a special event.  After a long flight whereby our plane could not land at Denpasar the first time round due to bad weather, I finally arrived at the resort at dinnertime, almost 4 hours late. Welcome to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort! To [...]

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa – a revisit

It’s been about 8 months since we were last at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.  When we were there in August last year, the resort was about to embark on its refurbishment program. Please read my earlier post on this beautiful resort here. Set in an idyllic natural retreat of the island, adorned with [...]

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Dining at The Andaman, Langkawi

WARNING:  This is a food porn-centric post.   The Restaurant You see, the people at The Andaman stick to simplicity when it comes to naming their restaurants – there’s no need for any fancy names and there are not too many outlets in the resort.  So, why complicate things, right?  The all-day dining venue is [...]

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Jala @ The Andaman, Langkawi

The first time I set eyes on Jala Restaurant, it took my breath away. I have never seen a restaurant like it before. Picture this: tables and chairs all laid out and set with elegant cutlery, complete with sparkling wine glasses and all around it is open… there are no walls (walls are kept to [...]

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The Andaman, Langkawi, cradled inside a 10-million-year-old Rainforest

As I reached for my breakfast coffee at The Restaurant, there was a sudden furore among the guests there and people started whipping out their cameras.  They rushed to the front and aimed their cameras at some shrubs where this cute little thing was – the centre of attention – the dusky leaf monkey! Well, [...]

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Orchard Heights – Homestay amidst fruit orchards

Recently, we went on a mini road-trip with some fellow foodie friends to check out a beautiful kampung-style homestead just beyond the city boundaries, set against a gorgeous backdrop of rolling misty hills and greenery as far as the eye can see. Just off the Karak Highway and not too far away from the madness [...]

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