Every year, on 31st October marks the actual day of Halloween. What is your plan today?
Over the centuries Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating for kids and adults.
Halloween is celebrated in various and creative ways depending on each country’s cultural influences. The common yet popular among the children would be trick or treat and also dressing Halloween costumes.
This year, I am glad to be able to join a Halloween Theme Dinner.
In conjunction to this spooky celebration, Avillion Admiral Cove has organized a Ghost House Dinner which held at their Bourgainvillae Cafe.
Okay, I tried to put up the best in me… LOL!
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Demon, Grim Reapor, Vampire and not forgetting a Hantu Pocong! 😀
Jet was initially feeling excited to go to the party, then repeatedly hide behind me upon seeing the team. He claimed they look scary. LOL!
Do they look scary?
Some of the guests took effort to wear costumes too.
Jet & Grandma
That evening, we began with spooky jungle walk.
Gosh….the Jungle Walk was indeed creepy. Trails was slightly muddy, with scary features and eerie background music. Grrrr….
Pheww…luckily the ghostly path wasn’t that long. After the Jungle Walk, the guests were lead to the dining hall filled with ghostly props.
Much effort they put for the overall setup.
It was a buffet dinner. Guests were served with varies food from starters to main course then desserts.
Entertained by Live band performance during the dinner session.
The Halloween Ghost Team
The show did not end there. We even got a chance to watch a spectacular fire show by The Vampire Team! Everyone enjoyed applaud the show.
Watch the full video here.
All in all, it was a nice Halloween night. Wishing everyone Happy Halloween 2018!
AVILLION ADMIRAL COVE 5½ Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71050 Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Ever wonder how to get rid of stuffs when your house has space constraint?
Ever wonder that your unwanted stuffs may be useful to people who could not afford or not willing to spend at retail price?
Inspired by the Japanese,it started off with “Recycle Trend” during the 90’s in Japan. It was first created by Bookoff Corporation. Thereafter Bookoff Corporation has expand to more than 800 outlets in Japan and overseas.
Japan is a rich nation where people are able to earn high income but lack of personal storage. Hence it is necessary for them to sell fairly new stuff at ‘Preloved’ store.
Preloved is defined as previously owned or used. This concept will create a better environment and less wastage too.
Mr. Daichi Shuzuiis the Director of BOK Marketing.
In Malaysia, it is known as Jalan Jalan Japan store. A store selling preloved goods from Bookoff Corporation Japan. I was told that, goods are arriving at the rate of five to six containers a month.
Jalan Jalan Japan first landed at One City Sky Park, USJ on November 2016. Second store at 1 Shamelin Mall, September 2017 and on year 2018 the Seremban folks is expected to see them at Centerpoint Seremban. Feeling anticipated?
Located at this newly refurbished mall is where we gonna find Jalan Jalan Japan store, Seremban.
Welcoming people from all ages to join this shopping spree.
When it comes to shopping, everyone got excited and energized. 😀
With all these Japan goods, it eventually made you feel as though you are shopping in Japan.
Lets begin with stationary section which is on the left hand side as you enter the store.
Well, you need some patience here to do a lil of hunting. Treasure can be off your sight. Some items are in really good condition , almost like new.
Stamp Set (Pokemon/Hello Kitty) – RM3
Tokyo Disney Enamel Pin – RM3 for 5 pieces.
The above purse, pointed by Jet are only RM1. What a steal. Price start from RM1 onward. Really a good bargain.
Small Bags; i.e Makeup Pouch.
Fabric, i.e: handkerchief.
Children Tableware. Plates, Bowls, Cups and many more. Of Disney and Sanrio characters.
We found this Car Serving Plate which cost only RM6 for 2. Grabbed it without any hesitation. LOL!
More plates, pots and pans. Mom grabbed the Rilakkuma Porcelain plate for RM3 each. Also a set of 4 pcs Winnie The Pooh Ramekin Souffle Cups for RM12.
Look, I found this adorable Alien Pillow from the character of Toy Story.
Raincoat is also available too.
Children party dresses, Children Winter coats are available at only RM15 per piece. If only wearing for once, why not considering a preloved piece?
Clothing are price at RM5 onward.
All clothing item undergoes a hot steaming process, cleaning them, and clothes emerge odorless and are ironed and prepared for shipment to the stores.
We also noticed that the clothing are well categorized according to sizes.
Baby items are not left out too. As a mother, I understand that baby items can be really expensive. Hence, getting preloved items may save alot. Not forgetting that its all from Japan. They got variation of strollers.
Baby Booster Seats.
Baby Carrier or Babywear.
Baby Car Seat
Baby Play Gym
Selection of Children Shoes. I’ve always wanting to buy a pair of rain boot for Jet. But its very rare to get one in Malaysia. Here, there are a variety of it. But the sizes and designs are limited.
From boot to slipper. Slipper was self pick by Jet himself. He claimed its very nice. LOL!
Slipper – RM3
Boot – RM5 (RM10 for bigger size)
Women and Men shoes
Kimono at price of RM20
Children costume. The above Police set which comes with a pair of long pant cost only RM15.
Also available plenty of women’s bag including some branded handbags.
Surprisingly small furniture are also available here.
There’s a section for Golf Equipment,
Inflatable Children Pool, Surfboards and many more….
Gym Equipment. Other than outdoor equipment, musical instruments are also spotted here.
This section will be the favorite section for the kids and some adults. Toys, Board Games and collectible toys; i.e: Manga Anime, Ultraman.
Bought the Sylvanian Families House with Light for just RM70.
Soft toys are also available at the toys section.
The friendly cashier gave me a wide smile as I approach to pay my items. 😀
I can spend hours here to check out the items.
Total spending for 3 big shopping bags was RM157.
So, did you spot anything you like here? See you soon during the official opening date on 2nd June 2018. Be there early to pick your favorite item and if you are the lucky one, you can go home with some cash prizes during this opening day!
Here’s the overview of the store.
At Jalan Jalan Japan, we sees #quality #variety and sememangnya #hargagiler 😀
Jalan Jalan Japan
3rd Floor, Centerpoint Seremban, Jalan Dato Siamang Gagap, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Most women will go through a confinement period after giving birth. Hence confinement refers to a system for recovery following childbirth. The confinement period may vary individually but a common length is usually 28 days to 100 days. During this period of time, mothers are required to rest as much as possible. Proper rest and stress free environment makes a lot of difference.
New parents are often excited upon the arrival of their newborn. Thus, they are also stressed up because expectation is always different from reality.
Those days, we only have our mother or mother in law to take role as a confinement lady. Then we have some hired professional confinement lady to stay in. However in this era, confinement centers are so well established that some mothers would prefer to choose completing their confinement period in a center which they felt like as though they are spending vacation in a hotel. A place where you don’t need to worry about your meal, your laundry, your baby’s soiled diaper or to bath a newborn. Many new parents are still unfamiliar with these.
A huge Bungalow unit located at Taman Permai Seremban. There are total 9 bedrooms.
I am glad to know that PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心 is not just an ordinary confinement center for mothers to rest. But it is also known as breastfeeding home where the nurses and doctors here are fully supportive in breastfeeding. They will support and guide via action instead of verbal talking. Breastfeeding is not something new today, but there are still lack of information and support especially in Seremban. Being a breastfeeding mother myself, I understand the struggle and also the benefits of breastfeeding. (Keyword; ‘Do not give up’).
The founder, Dr. Choong Syih Ying is a passionate and also a friendly person. A very humble person I would say. Not just a founder of the center, but she’s also a doctor herself. She has 3 years of working experiences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Labour room ; 4 years experiences in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
New mom often feel that she’s a failure when she couldn’t handle her newborn. Dr. Choong will also provide counseling. Hence mothers and babies will put under good care of her. Dr. Choong will know what’s best for them.
Dr.Choong also explained the difference of using diaper and cloth diaper. PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home uses only cloth diaper. It is more environmental friendly and also reduce the risk of getting nappy rash. Besides that, baby’s clothing are also provided here.
In case the mother need some peace time, here’s the baby room. It is put under a closed circuit observation.
Besides that, they also provide in house jaundice checking using latest technology without blood withdrawing (transcutaneous) and phototherapy (if necessary) for babies.
There are total 7 certified nurses here.
I especially like this grand stairway. 🙂
The spacious and bright dining area onlooking the green garden. An area where mummies can have their delicious yet healthy food here.
A set of lunch meal complete with all the nutrition. Besides that, daily tonic soup using Sulfur free Chinese herbs specially customized by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Master and prepared according to mummies body needs. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served daily. Not forgetting tea break in between main meals. Dr. Choong also ensured that there’s no repetition in dish throughout the whole confinement period here. (Unless there’s any request from mummy here)
With a special focus on eating foods considered to be nourishing for the body and help with the production of breastmilk, Dr. Choong also stressed on the food quality. Ingredients used here are kampung chicken, bentong ginger, organic vegetables, oat noodle, homemade rice wine, homegrown lemon grass, sulfur-free Chinese herbs, Anxin Pork. No salt was added to the dishes, yet the dishes are filled with natural flavors.
Premium Room (with sharing bathroom)
Private Suite (with individual bathroom)
I was told that the baby changing table and baby crib was custom made to a height that suit mothers with caesarean. Baby crib look old-skool, but the pros are it has better ventilation and mother laying on bed could monitor her baby movement from all angles.
With current package promotion, package price start from RM7888 to RM9888. An additional free traditional post natal massage & face lymphatic facial for the RM9888 package.
Rooms here are non-sharing. At PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home, stay in husband/baby’s father is most encouraging. Dr. Choong believes that a husband should stay in together to create a good family bonding and give the best moral support to their wife.
A bonus point here is; not just a confinement home, PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home also provide parenting guidance to new parent before the arrival of the newborn, during confinement period and even after confinement period.
Above are some reviews.
The team members behind PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心.
If you are interested on this place, do not hesitate to give them a call and pay a visit yourself. 🙂
PostnataLee Breastfeeding Home 李医务所 专业月子中心
Address: 503, Lorong Kurau 9/1, Taman Permai, Seremban.
This can be a great snack if you wanted something light for sharing. Great to pair with a cold glass of beer too. I enjoyed munching them.
3 types of Sausage (Lamb & Chicken) served with Roasted Roots and Chef’s specially made sauces.
Linguine alle Pescatore
Olive Oil Base Pasta cooked with Prawns, Shrimp, Squid, Mussels and Clams, cooked in White Wine.
Pasta was al-dente, not too dry, flavors were well executed too. Hence its one of my favorite dish that evening.
Home-Made Pizza, Gamberetti Pizza
Hand toss Pizza topped with Cream Sauce Base, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Fresh Shrimp and Broccoli topped with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.
Hands up if you are a thin crust lover. Pizza at Jigger & Shaker met the criteria of thin crust pizza.
Full concentration. The baristas were seen preparing our drinks.
Varieties of drinks were served here. Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. How knowledgeable are you into cocktails. It seems the House Cocktails are one of the specialty here.
Not any classic cocktails that we used to hear, but a twist in flavors and ingredients. At Jigger & Shaker, they served craft cocktails. Where element is handmade or tailored specifically to the drink. If you look at the menu, there’s a long list of cocktails. 🙂
Vodka, Watermelon liqueur, Passion fruit & Lime juice.
Rum, Black tea, Kaffir Lime, Calamansi & Palm Sugar.
Bo-berries Carafe(serves 2-4 person)
Vodka, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mint leaves & Lime.
For non-alcoholic drink, they also served some unique milkshakes. Above is Kaya Milkshake with hint of pandan flavors.
Apple Crumble Cheese Cake topped with Crushed Walnuts & Vanilla Ice Cream, drizzle with Caramel Sauce.
After meal dessert is my favorite session, because I have a sweet tooth. Its undeniable that I love this piece of Apple Crumble Cheese Cake. Its so compact and gives us the different kind textures on every mouthful of this cake!
Matcha Chocolate Lava Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream
Chocolate lovers would love this. Ideal to be eaten immediately when its served warm. Check out the oozing rich and chocolatey, chocolate lava.
Worried about getting bored? Fret not. Live band from Art Trio Acoustic Band will keep you entertained on weekends (Friday – Sunday) from 8pm-12am.
I was told that this is the Valentine’s Day set menu. Sounds delicious. Since they are trying to maintain the food quality, thus it is only limited to 20 couples.
Chef Sam, being the main chef, also an important person behind the kitchen, is serious in his culinary skills ensuring the quality of food. It was a pleasure to meet the person who put much effort in serving us the food.
Jigger & Shaker
PT12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1,
Tel: 012-278 5236
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The Color Shop at Palm Mall Seremban is now more than just a hair saloon. Recently they’ve added Nail Care & Design (Nail Saloon) into their premise. Meaning to say, ladies and gentlemen can have a nice hairdo plus nail care under the same roof. Kill two birds with one stone! 😀
Located at Level 2, the same floor as GSC cinema.
Ever since I became a mother, time is really precious to me. I rarely have time to indulge myself in hairdo, body massage or nails. One week ago, I pay a visit here for a good self pampering to groom my nails. Our nails are just like our face, body and hair which requires good care too. Hence, I must really enjoy the session.
Ling, the friendly Manicurist here has several years of working experience back in New York.
I sat on the comfortable couch, then Ling explained the nail services that are available here.
For your info, Ling uses mostly products are of OPI brand. Only the nail color, there’s a choice of OPI and BANDI. Both are already a well known brand in nail care line.
I started off with a good foot spa then followed by pedicure.
I was told to sit on this sofa. Little did I know, its not just a sitting sofa, but also a massaging chair. Wow…this is really a bonus to customers! During the whole process, you can enjoy a good back massage. Sit back, relax and leave the rest to the professional.
Ling added sea salt into the foot spa tub which was filled with warm water. Sea salt are known to be a natural cleansing agent.
She begin with applying a later of OPI ‘mask’ onto my leg, then cling wrapped my legs and finally wrapped with warm towel. This is the ‘steaming’ process. This step took approximately 20 minutes.
Then Ling started shaping my toe nails.
This foot spa tub device works like a Jacuzzi. Just soak your feet in. Bubbles and heat provide soothing relief to the soles of your feet, it also includes soft-touch massager.
Next, Ling proceed with removing cuticles and dead skin. Cuticle oil was also added during this step.
Then, removed the warm towels and cling wrap. Ling applied OPI scrub for exfoliating.
Using the foot file, Ling removes dead skin from my foot and especially heels. (Foot Scrub)
Lastly, towel dry the leg then applied moisturizer. I can feel that my legs are much smoother now.
The whole session also includes an additional 10 minutes of foot massage by the skillful Manicurist.
Ling handed over the color palate. Choosing which color suits my toe nails. Varies from pastels to bold colors.
If you fancy some studs or bling bling stuffs on your nails.
Ling applied a layer of ‘base coat’ before proceeding to the actual selected color.
I chose a pastel pink for my toes. Ling commented that my nails are so short. LOL 😀
The above is Gel Nail Polish.
What is the difference between a gel nail polish and a traditional nail enamel? Gel nail polishes are formulated differently from traditional nail color and cure under artificial light, so they dry faster and last longer. Gel nail polish lasts up to two weeks without chipping or peeling, and retains its shine as well.
After application, we need to cure the nail polish. The curing stage requires a special nail drying light. The curing process took 30 seconds.
Lastly, top coat is applied to protects nails while giving them the strength to take on your daily activities, without chipping, peeling or looking scratched.
The above process took approximately 1.5 hours.
Pedicure – RM40
Foot Spa(inclusive of 10 minutes foot massage) – RM80
After beautifying my toe nails, next we proceed with Manicure. Ling proposed French Nail because I told her I just want a simple one.
Trimming ,shaping and buffer my nails before applying the gel color polish.
Ling ensured that she always sterilized her tools.
Ling was very detailed when she did my nails. She applied polish away from my cuticles.
My simple dimple looking nails. They looked very presentable and its still in good condition over almost 2 weeks.
(To protect your fingernails, use your fingers when you type on keyboard instead of finger tip)
Manicure – RM30
Gel Color – RM50
French – RM10
Besides nail services, hair removal service (hand, leng, underarm) is also available here. Above are the photos showing before and after hair removal. For more info, you can give them a call.
The Color Shop
Lot L2-37,Level 2,Palm Mall,Jalan Sungai Ujong, Seremban
Contact Number: 06-765 6151 / 019-2239828
Business Hour: 10am – 10pm.
Chinese New Year is coming soon. Its time to pan leng leng. Give them a call to make an appointment.
I’ve already done my reservation to give my nails a new look for this Chinese New Year 🙂
**Latest update – 11 February 2018. Done my manicure and pedicure with gel polish on my nails. Love the natural colors on my fingers that suits all occasions and clothing too. 🙂
As a Full Time Working Mom, to have a balance lifestyle between work, home and children can be quite stressful. I tend to look for ways to de-stress or occasional self pampering session option like Spa.
Recently, I chanced upon Sanctuary Asia Spa at d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban. Thus, I had a wonderful spa experience which I would like to share here.
I was served by Lindriwho then explained the types of therapy and package available here.
On going promotion for month of December. Club members will get to enjoy more discount. Best kan?
Above are the available treatments and prices.
Thus, I took up the 3 hours package treatment. Read on for more details.
The reception area and the corridor leading to rooms are spacious and brightly lit.
Sanctuary Asia Spa, is designed with contemporary style and subtle touch of Balinese to Rejuvenate, Retreatand Relieve your senses.
I was also told that, these are the products used during the therapy; massage.
Avocado & Milk, were among the favorite massaging cream.
The techniques used at the Sanctuary Asia Spa include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, percussion and application of essential oils and also the use of stone massage. The combination of manual therapy and aromatherapy encourages one not only to relax, but to also help loosen the facial restrictions, stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the flow of blood and qi.
Hall for Foot Massage.
But for some who prefers some privacy, rooms are also available for Foot Massage too.
Whilst the Waiting Room is spacious and relaxing.
There are total of 5 individual rooms. Rooms are equipped with sauna, bath tub, shower room, wash basin, cupboard and 1 unit of bed for massage.
Above is the room for 2. Total units available here are 2 rooms. Ideal for couples. The difference between a single and couple room is that, room is more spacious and it comes with Jacuzzi. Apart from that, the room look so luxurious!
I was arranged to have my session in this room. The room has a peaceful and relaxing ambiance. Plus points to the soothing music and calming essential oil. Furthermore the masseur was attentive , which made me feel more comfortable to begin the session.
It started off with Foot Bath.
Then, proceeded to Sauna for a good sweat out.
A sauna’s heat also helps to open your pores, which promotes sweating and cleanses your skin. The high temperatures promotes blood flow and circulation, which can make you feel energized after a sauna.
This session lasted about 30 minutes. However if you feel uneasy, you can opt for a shorter duration.
I was attended by Maya, who is friendly and skillful. She is from Indonesia and has several years of working experience as a masseur. She commented that I have very stiff shoulder. What I like most is that, not much of talking or chit chatting. Just relax yourself and enjoy the whole session. I literally fall asleep.
The above session covers; Balinese Aromatherapy Massage, Balinese Green Tea Scrub, then followed by Yogurt Conditioning.
I skipped the Traditional Balinese Facial because I wanted more on massage 😀
After all the above, I then continued with Milk & Flower bath in a tub of warm water. Frangipani flower is widely use in Bali. It is Bali’s signature flower and it smells nice too.
I was offered with this spa salt. Put small amount of spa salt on wet body and rub gently in circular motion. Rinse off with clean water. This fine spa salt is to nourish and moisturize during exfoliating for smooth,clean and healthy skin.
Guests will also served with a cuppa warm Ginger Tea after the session end.
I love this pampering session very much. Do bring along your loved ones who really deserves a good pampering session and I assured that she’ll really appreciate your effort. 🙂
Last but not least, this will be the highlight of this post.
Now its the time for my blog to do a little giveaway to my dear readers before we end the year 2017. Thanking you guys for your loyalty throughout these years.
1 No. of Cash voucher worth RM338(for Signature Royal Balinese Massage-2 Hours) to 2 lucky winners here. Winners will be pick randomly and be announced on 1st of January 2018. (only for Malaysians)
Its very easy. Follow the steps below.
Where is Sanctuary Asia Spa located?
Share this post on your Facebook.
Answer question (1) together with your name & email address on the comment box below.
Closing date will be on 31st December 2017. Come and try your luck 🙂
The Sanctuary Asia Spa is a true sanctuary where you can enjoy the tropical Asia distinctive environment, while rejuvenate your body and soul with the sensual healing touch of aromatherapy massages and facial treatments. It creates a unique treatment concept that blends traditional cultural therapies with a balanced philosophy of health and well-being.
Located at the Lower Ground Level of d’Tempat Country Club, the Spa operates daily from 10:00am until 10:00pm and is open to the public.
If you are looking for a hotel within (35km) from KLIA/KLIA2, (70km) from Kuala Lumpur, (12km) to Seremban town, how about considering d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel owned by the established Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad and managed by Matrix Hotels Management Sdn. Bhd.
This brand new modern contemporary hotel opened its door on January 2017.
Derived from the japanese word meaning “sky”, the hotel embraces the Sora philosophy, representing those things desired in our everyday experiences, particularly those things composed of pure energy – power, creativity and spontaneity.
For your convenience, there are ample parking space for guests who drives.
Convenient stores(7-11, 99 Speedmart), Food outlets(Secret Recipe, My Rail Coffee) are just a walking distance.
Nearest petrol station(Petron) is just 0.6km away.
Apart from that, this hotel is stroller & wheelchair friendly too.
Recently, I got an opportunity to experience this new hotel which I could treat it a staycation with my mom & Jet. We were greeted with a wide smile as he opens the huge glass door, welcoming us.
The hotel lobby is bright and spacious, while the White Nest Lounge has comfortable seats in case you would prefer to be seated here to enjoy a cuppa coffee.
At the hotel lobby, the scent of lemon grass plus light music which was played at the background, made me feel much relax.
The room check-in process was fast. As usual, the check-in time is at 2pm.
The walkway toward our room was bright, with natural sunlight and ventilation. For safety reason, the room is only accessible via a room access card.
d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel has total of 4 floors with 72 rooms ranging from Deluxe to Superior Deluxe, inclusive of 8 Executive Suites.
Apart from rooms, there are 3 meeting rooms that are available to accommodate up to maximum of 60 persons. These outlets are named after avifauna species i.e: Kingfisher, Hornbill and Sparrow – aligned to the ‘sora’ aspiration and motives.
Superior Deluxe(1 King size bed, with room area of 25.45m²)
Executive Suite (1 King size bed + 1 Single size bed, with room area 36.32m²).
My room, Deluxe Queen(1 Queen size bed, with room area of 21.83m²). Modern and chic design.
Our room is located at 3rd floor. So, the noises are very minimal. Moreover this area is quite peaceful and its not congested.
As we enter the fully air-conditioned room, it is bright and clean. The first thing Jet did was to hoop onto the bed and make himself comfortable. No doubt the bed looked so inviting. White bed linen, fluffy pillows, comfortable mattress, one would not resist lazing and sleeping on it.
There’s a wardrobe with hangers to place your clothes and also spaces to place your bags/luggage.
Fret not about your crumpled shirt or dress, because the room is equipped with steam iron and ironing board that is nicely placed in the wardrobe.
Bathroom; standing shower (with rain shower), towels and toiletries.
– Electric kettle, coffee powder and tea sachets are provided.
– Hair dryer
– Complimentary bottled water
– Safe Box
– Mini Refrigerator
– Free Wifi
As you can see, there’s a long working desk, which would be ideal for business travelers. Also a wall mounted LED TV.
These are the list of TV Channel Programme.
d’Sora got their brand printed on bedroom slipper, pillow case and many more. 🙂
The room is inclusive of breakfast at Feather Lite Cafe.
Feather Lite Cafe also offers all-day a la carte dining. (do check out their monthly promotions)
Feather Lite Cafe is divided into air-conditioned dining area and al-fresco dining area.
Simple breakfast is served here. Other than these, we also got our toast bread with butter & jam, sliced watermelon, coffee, tea and juice.
I got my breakfast fixed. I personally like their fragrant Nasi Lemak with sambal and the coffee is rich and nice.
This is something that I’m going to highlight. Because I am saving the best for last! 😀
For full review of d’Tempat Country Club, kindly click HERE.
Complimentary from the hotel, as an in house guest, we were given the privilege to enjoy the recreation facilities at d’Tempat Country Club at no additional cost.
Also a benefit of 10% discount on Food at restaurants in d’Tempat Country Club.
d’Tempat Country Club is located within 5 minutes drive from the hotel. However if you decide not to drive, the hotel do provide shuttle service for guests. Jet got so excited during the ride and claimed that he want to go home via van 😀
d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel is not just an ordinary boutique hotel for business travelers. It is also suitable for family with kids. Hence we had a good bonding time together! Furthermore I would like to emphasize that the bed is very comfortable. Ensuring you a good night sleep.
Thank you d’sora for the hospitality to make sure we enjoyed our stay.
In conjunction to Merdeka celebration, the hotel is having a promotional room rate starts from an affordable price of RM178nett. For your convenience, you can book your rooms online.
d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel 39, Jalan Metro Sendayan 1/2, 71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan DK, Malaysia T +606-775 8888 F +606-775 6868 E firstname.lastname@example.org
d’Tempat Country Club is not any stranger to most of the Serembanian.
Hosted numerous events during festive seasons and school holidays, the past few years which eventually draws much crowd.
“Nestled within the thriving new township of Bandar Sri Sendayan, d’Tempat Country Club is the neighbourhood’s best kept secret. It’s the ideal retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Seremban town, offering the perfect setting for recreation and relaxation.
Sprawled across 6.33 acres amidst a verdant landscape, d’Tempat Country Club is the largest family-oriented country club in Seremban with a full range of facilities and amenities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool with aqua gym, a bowling alley, badminton, tennis and squash courts, fitness centre, and a host of dining options. A spacious ballroom and multiple function halls make d’Tempat Country Club the ideal place for weddings, events and special celebrations. d’Tempat Country Club is managed by Matrix Country Club Sdn Bhd, a member of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad.”
A clubhouse that complete with recreation facilities suitable for both adult and children.
How do I get to enjoy these facilities?
These facilities are only open to club members. Or if you are a guest of d’Sora Boutique Business Hotel, you get the privilege to use the club’s facilities.
Simply walk to the reception counter at Lower Ground Floor (next to the grand staircase) register yourself by providing your membership card otherwise a room access card with room number (for hotel guest), and the staff will pass you a wristband. This is to ensure that you are a registered user.
1) Swimming Pool
If you look at the bottom left of the photo above , you’ll notice that there are Jacuzzi pools.
The Olympic-sized swimming pool gained much popularity among visitors and club members here. The depth of pool is 12meter consistently throughout the whole pool.
Besides that, the poolside deck provides ample space for lounging and poolside dining, surrounded by tropical greenery and a fragrant herb garden.
2) Aqua Gym
The only aqua gym available in Seremban, it provides both relaxation and a fun, low-impact workout especially those who are seeking rehabilitative exercise (physiotherapy).
3) Children’s Wading Pool
Apart from the Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool with water slides is also one of the attraction here. Its like a mini water park.
Jet enjoyed both the children pools. Whilst I enjoyed supervising him. LOL!
Feeling much relieved when I saw there are 2 lifeguards patrolling the swimming pool. Anyhow parents should be responsible in keeping an eye on their children too.
You can register yourself at the reception counter which is in front of the changing room in for the usage of locker and towels. Also to obtain an electronic key wristband (waterproof) to open and lock your locker.
The changing room is equipped with lockers for you to keep your belongings, toilets and bathrooms, also a sauna room.
4) Sport Facilities
Indoor Badminton & Squash Courts.
Room for Table Tennis
Spacious indoor Tennis Courts which looks clean and has very good ventilation. (natural wind)
I like the idea of having indoor courts. Be it rain or shine, it will not interrupt your game.
Offering unobstructed views of the verdant landscape, the gym and fitness centre feature a variety of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical cross-trainers and free weights. The gym also features an aerobics and yoga studio as well as separate steam rooms and sauna facilities for male and female guests.
6) The Sphere (Bowling)
The Sphere is located at ground floor, next to Matrix Gallery. This bowling alley comprised of 10 lanes which is open to public.
Each game price is at RM6(public)RM5(members).
Shoe rental is at RM2
You are required to bring your own sock, otherwise pay RM3 to purchase from the counter.
I would say its a great sport to have some fun with family and friends.
7) Snooker Room
Snooker room is adjoining to The Sphere. It is only opened to club members at a chargeable rate of RM7/hour.
8) Children Playroom
The children playroom is kept clean. Surrounded with vibrant colors, equipped with a TV that broadcasts age-appropriate shows and programmes, including Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.
9) Reading Room
Tables, chairs, book shelves. The reading room is spacious, quite and looked cosy too.
10) Mini Theater
A mini theater that has comfortable seats (fit up to 30 people) and nice sound system.
A screen showing list of movies and screening time is available outside the theater room.
Apart from all the mentioned facilities above, you should also try out the restaurants here. They are all located at lower ground floor.
1) Haruta Japanese Cuisine
Modern-contemporary styled Japanese restaurant.
Offering you a value for money dining experience. The ‘All You Can Eat Sushi’ not just sushi…but more than that, priced at only RM38nett (adult), RM19nett (children & senior citizen). The ‘All You Can Eat Sushi’ is only available on weekends. (For full review kindly read HERE).
Otherwise on weekdays, they offers Bento Set and Ala-carte at an affordable price too.
VIP rooms are also available here. The adjoining room could fit up to maximum of 20 people.
2) The Blossom Palace
A Chinese restaurant with nice ambiance offering you Pork Free Cantonese delicacies. À la carte and seasonal menus are available here. Apart from that, it is an ideal place for hosting both casual dining and banquets.
Movida offers casual all-day dining and a place to unwind after work. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, this poolside venue is the best spot to see and be seen as you delight in an alfresco dining experience with the family or enjoy a drink with good friends and great music within a lively atmosphere.
These food are well presented.
Don’t forget to try their pizza which has very thin crust and filled with generous cheese!
4) Garden Terrace
Prepared by the local chefs, Garden Terrace is place for truly Malaysian Cuisine.
The new creation of ‘Signature Dishes’ at Garden Terrace is available daily.
A must try Chef William‘s creation of :-
Jemput-jemput Vadei – 6pcs (traditional Indian Vadei served with homemade chutney) ~ A unique way to have vadei & chutney. Whilst the flavorful vadei has very fluffy texture. Tasted good on its own.
Durian Cendol(special mamak cendol with durian puree) ~ the special part about this cendol is not just the durian puree, but its also prepared with gula melaka kurma.
Not forgetting Chef’s Roti Canai & Teh Tarik which tasted good too.
Together with Chef Razif(in photo), Chef Masitah and Chef Asyikin serving you these delicious Masakan Melayu ala Thai.
Ayam Paprik(Thai spicy and sour gravy with vegetables and chicken)
Steam Fish with Tom Yam Paste (Steamed dory fish served with Mae Pranom Thai Paste)
Mixed Tom Yam Soup(Spicy Thai Spicy & Sour soup with vegetables, chicken, prawns and squid).
The food were flavorsome and suits my taste bud. I enjoyed the food here.
Just incase you are not sure, d’Tempat Country Club membership is open to the public. Above are the packages price.
Don’t forget to also check out the August event which is happening on 31 August 2017 in conjunction to the Merdeka celebration. Coupon booklets (RM12) can be purchase on the spot. But for early birds (till 29 August), you get to enjoy discount of RM2 for each booklet purchased.
Event that is soon happening at Residensi SIGC from 26 August till 10 September (6pm – 10pm). The highlight would be the 10,000 LED Roses on display.
I had a fun filled day with Eat & Play facilities here at d’Tempat Country Club.
d’TEMPAT COUNTRY CLUB
PT 12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1 71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia
Put aside eateries from big city like KL. How often do you come across western food restaurant in Seremban that have pork in their menu. Quite rare isn’t it? To be honest, I love eating pork 😀 😀
I was delighted to discover Margaret. T Private Dining Place located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2 . This new restaurant is set up by group of food enthusiast who are passionate about great food.
“We love food and would love to share the nice food we had to people in Seremban,” said both Goh and Hayden, the important people behind this dining place.
Its not about crisp white table cloths, waiters in tuxedo. But Margaret. T Private Dining Place will ensure that the food will not let you down.
Margaret. T Private Dining Place is a casual yet classy restaurant, that emphasized on freshest ingredients, non frozen meat. Apart from that, most the meat source are from Australia. Hence, all meat are well taken care to ensure good quality meat is served.
Selections of sausages and marinated meat (pork, chicken, lamb, beef, salmon) on display. What you see here are available on the menu.
Lets begin with a protein salad, Grilled Beef Salad – RM17.90.
Grilled Australian Beef served with Baby Romaine, onion, tomato cherry, then tossed with Balsamic Dressing and garnished with Grated Parmesan Cheese.
Salmon Marooned – RM17.90
Home Cured Norwegian Salmon using Beetroot, Brandy and Lemon, served with lemon dressing, onion, tomato cherry, lettuce and finished with dash of Grated Parmesan Cheese.
It was an interesting preparation method of the salmon. I love the vibrant color of this salad. No doubt the salmon tasted fresh and so does the crispy lettuce. Both salad was a good start to our meal.
Wild Mushroom Soup – RM11.90
Prepared with Button Mushrooms, Fresh Shitake & Fresh Grey Abalone Mushroom, Onions and Leek.
Using homegrown mushrooms to prepare such rich and hearty wild mushroom soup. Not just creamy but in every spoonful is filled with mushroom bits. One of the best mushroom soup that I ever had.
Spice Roasted Pork Pasta is a fusion pasta (spaghetti). It was cooked in aglio olio method. Thus I love the combination of this pasta with roasted pork. I am so into it. 😀
Apple Glazed Pork – RM29.90
Grilled Pork Shoulder with hints of Apple Cider served with Stir Fry Vegetables and Roasted Baby Potatoes.
A cut section of the grilled pork shoulder. It was nicely grilled and the meat was tender with hint of sweetish from the apple cider.
Prime Norwegian Salmon – RM29.90
Grilled Fresh Salmon, accompanied with Stir Fry Vegetables and Baby Roasted Potatoes then finished with Homemade Japanese Unagi Sauce.
Grilled salmon tasted good on its own. It is well seasoned and not overcooked. Furthermore the salmon skin was crispy too. And I believed it requires some good skills.
Rosemary Lamb Rack
The nicely seasoned Lamb Rack was well executed. It was a delicious lamb rack with lovely pinkish tone.
Wagyu Ribeye Marble 6 – RM199
Grilled Australian Wagyu Ribeye 6 with Stir Fry Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes served with homemade sauce.
This slab of Wagyu was a starlight of the day. It was perfectly grilled. Despite tasty, the meat was tender, juicy and smooth. The marble fats create buttery like texture. It literally melts in the mouth. So yummy!
Apart from all the above, Cajun Chicken is one of the recommended dish here.
At Margaret. T Private Dining Place, there are selections of wine and liquor to compliment your meal.
Margaret. T, a place to satisfy your pork craving and it is worth checking out. Do checkout their menu of the month on their chalkboard or FB page. You may not find it on the menu. Make your reservation by calling 012-638 5967 to avoid disappointment.
Margaret. T Private Dining Place
366, Jalan S2 B15, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Siam Siam Boat Noodles located at Seremban Gateway (1st floor) , is opened since January 2017. Nevertheless it is a pork free restaurant.
Spacious dining room with air-conditioned, made a comfortable hangout place.
Boat noodles is a Thai style noodle dish.
“Boat noodles have been served since the period of Plaek Phibunsongkhram in 1942, and were original served from boats that traversed Bangkok’s canals.
In the past, a merchant who sold boat noodles would have been the only person working on a small boat, and would have had to do everything by himself from paddle a boat, scald the noodles, season the soup, serve the dish, handle money and wash the dishes. If the bowl was too big, it would be difficult to hand over to the customer on the land and might be easily spilled. This is the reason why the boat noodle’s bowl is small, for the convenience and safety of the merchant.”
Siam Siam Boat Noodles offering you Thai Boat Noodle with a Malaysian Twist! There are 4 types of noodles for you to choose from; Bihun, Yellow Noodle, Kuey Teow, Loh She Fun. The options do not stop here. There are 4 types of soup to go with these noodles; Chicken Soup, Spicy Soup, Tom Yam Soup, Dry Curry.
These little bowl of noodles are topped with minced chicken, a fishball and sprinkled with spring onions.
It is an open kitchen concept, hence you can view the working staffs in the kitchen preparing the food.
In Thai food, I’ll make sure that Thai Iced Tea is in my order list! It is a drink that you must not miss.
We started off with something appetizing, the Papaya Salad or we called it Kerabu Betik. It is quite thoughtful of them to separate the peanuts from the salad, just in case there are people who is allergy to nuts.
Fishball Noodle in Chicken Soup is non spicy which is suitable for children.
Bihun in Spicy Soup
Kuey Teow in Tom Yam Soup
Dry Curry Noodle
My choice of soup would be dry curry, tom yam soup & spicy soup. Because I am a spicy person… I meant I like spicy food!
Krapow Gai Rice (RM11.90)
Krapow Gai Rice is a rice dish. Minced chicken, chili, onion and basil were cooked in Thai flavors. Its really a spicy and flavorful dish. Topped with a beautiful bull’s eye egg on rice.
Spicy Gai Tod (RM10.90) is another rice dish. The yellow turmeric rice complimented with curry gravy and a piece of fried chicken marinated with spices.
Chicken Wings (5pcs/RM16) were fried to perfection. Crispy skin, well marinated and tender meat.
After the savory meal, I would like to have some dessert. We started with a warm dessert which was Waffle. It is new on their menu. The waffle comes with choice of single or double scoop coconut ice cream. While the choice of topping would be Pandan Coconut, Peanut Butter, Strawberry or Chocolate. I made a choice of Peanut Butter. Because its my favorite. 😀 The waffle has a good texture and I like the thickness of it. Besides that, its is slightly crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside. The warm waffle goes really well with ice cream + peanut butter. It is a lovely snack!
Mango is a common fruit in Thai food. Here we had Mango Pudding Ice Cream (RM14.90). 3 different kind of texture in one serving.
To feel a lil more refreshing on a hot afternoon, we had Mango Sago (RM7.90). Siam Siam Boat Noodles served a few types of shaved ice dessert.
Grass Jelly Sago Snow (RM5.90) is one of the favorite pick.
Oreo Snow (RM7.90)
If you like something simple, Coconut Milk Snow (RM5.90) would be a good choice. Shaved ice topped with a scoop of coconut ice cream and gula melaka glazing. There were some jellies beneath the shaved ice.
Siam Siam Boat Noodles
No. 5-L1, Seremban Gateway, Off Jalan Sungai Ujong
Operation hours: 11am – 10pm (closed on Mondays except Public Holidays)