Sky Deck @ Hatten City, Melaka

Where can we go in Melaka? Most of the popular tourist spots, we’ve visited them before.

Thus, I discovered about this place upon doing some Google search.

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*An aerial view of the location. Photo by Hatten City

Located at Hatten City , Sky Deck is adjoining to Element Mall. A mall that is quite big and new.

For hotel guests of Hatten Place and Double Tree by Hilton will get the privilege to enjoy free access to the Sky Deck.

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However for non-hotel guests, you just need to pay RM15 per person (Introductory Offer) which includes RM10 F&B Rebate voucher.

After you get your ticket, the friendly staff will lead you to the lift and up it goes to 44th floor of the building. The lift was quite fast. We reached 44th floor within few minutes.

p/s: You can skip the group photo shoot if you don’t plan to purchase the photo.

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So, I was at the Melaka’s highest 360° panoramic view. I am enjoying this spectacular view on a sunny day. Apparently the best view is during sunset. Perhaps, you can plan your visit during sunset then followed by a sky view dining here. hehe…..

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Its a nice place to chillax.

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At the observation deck, was so windy.

As you exit the lift at ground floor, there is a small souvenir shop in case you want to purchase some souvenirs.

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The F&B consists of :-

  • He’ Feng Chinese Cuisine at Level 43 (fine selection of a la carte Cantonese cuisine)

  • Aromas Coffee Club at Level 43 (a place for coffee fix)

  • Gales at Level 44 (a semi-fine dining Western fusion feast)

  • The Drift at Level 44 (an all-day free and easy bar)

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Too bad that I did not utilize the RM10 voucher. Hence I can’t comment much about that. Perhaps another round when I got the chance to stay at either Hatten City Hotel or Double Tree by Hilton. 🙂

I read some positive reviews about “Aroma Clubs Coffee”. I shall put this in my KIV list.

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Continuation to the above, you can also spend some shopping time at the Element Mall, which is at the same building.

Claimed as biggest mall in Melaka. Quite new, but there wasn’t much shops yet.

I think the interior is quite nice. It uses Melaka’s Historical spots as part of the design.

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Sky Deck @ Hatten City

Hatten City, Jalan Melaka Raya 23, Taman Melaka Raya
Malacca City 75000

Operation Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SkyDeckHattenCity

 

**Good News for those born in Melaka!!
In conjunction to “Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City” on 15th April 2019,
you are entitled for Free Entrance on 14 & 15 April 2019 (10am to 10pm).

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Hotel Review : Hotel Arissa Melaka

During end of last year’s school break, I decided to spend 2 nights at  Melaka together with my family. Although I did the online booking 1 month ahead, but there wasn’t much choice of hotel that has Family Room. It is either very expensive or its booked.

I came across Hotel Arissa Melaka, a boutique hotel which is quite new. The building has total of 74 rooms. If I’m not mistaken it was since year 2016. Read some positive reviews from the former guests. Hence I booked a Premier Room for 2 nights at around RM420 inclusive of breakfast. The hotel is located in Melaka city. So, I think location wise is considered good since its located in town.

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This is the Hotel Lobby.

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The check-in process was quite fast because I’ve already made payment when I did the online booking. However a security deposit of RM50 is required upon checking in. This deposit is refundable during check out.

If you are driving, you can park your car at the open-air car park just behind the building. It is free. I will usually drive and park at the hotel, then move around Melaka city using Grab car, to save hassle. hehe…..

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The hotel’s lobby has many nice photo spots.

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These old-school biscuits are available at the hotel’s lobby. And its free for guests! So, while waiting for check-in or your car to arrive, you can also munch on these biscuits. 🙂 That’s a very nice gesture.

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The room looked new and clean. Furthermore the interior is nice and modern. I like the color combinations too. Premier Room sized  29 m²/312 ft² with 1 single bed and 1 queen bed.

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  • no cupboard. just a rod with hangers
  • free mineral water (daily)
  • free instant coffee and tea
  • mini refrigerator, safe box, TV, hair dryer, kettle, mini size hair & body shampoo.
  • towels
  • Wifi

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Don’t worry about the glass window of the bathroom. You can use the blind to have some privacy. hehe…

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Daily buffet breakfast till 10am. The buffet spread was quite limited. But if you are not fussy, it is enough to fill your stomach too. Buffet breakfast is also payable on the post. If I was not mistaken it was RM15 per person.

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Distance to Jonker Walk is around 1km. However Hotel Arissa do provide shuttle to and fro Jonker Street. Above was the time schedule.

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Are you a fan of Melaka’s famous satay celup? The popular Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup is just a walking distance from the hotel. I would advise you to go as early as you can. (before 6pm). It will be quite crowded on weekends.

(Operation Hours: 4pm – 12am)

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Other than Satay Celup, what food can we can within this hotel? There’s this nice cendol and Nyonya Assam Pedas Fish available at Living Water Kopitiam. It it located at a row of shop just next to the hotel.

Besides that, there is a convenient store attached to the hotel. But in case you needed drinks or snacks when the store is closed, there’s a vending machine in front of the convenient store.

A simple hotel suitable for short stay. All in all the hotel is not bad. But it will be much better if the room is slightly bigger.

Hotel Arissa

No.2 Jalan Pelanduk Putih
75300 Melaka

Tel:  + 606 288 0303
Fax: + 606 288 0305

Website: http://www.hotelarissa.com.my

 

 

 

 

SNOWALK @i-City Shah Alam

The weather was really hot during Chinese New Year. Where can we go for a cooler weather? Other than Shopping Malls or turning on my home air-cond, lets go to SnoWalk at i-City Shah Alam! Literally I name it giant size refrigerator. LOL LOL.

During the past Christmas, Jet asked me why aren’t we getting any snow? (that’s how he imagined Christmas). Aww…I’m pretty sure everyone likes White Christmas. I too wished we will get snow here…. 🙂

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Hence, Snowalk at i-City Shah Alam will be the nearest point compared to Genting Highland. My previous trip to Genting Highland, I didn’t get the chance to visit the Snow World because it was closed for refurbishment.

 

There we ample of parking at i-city, basement parking and also open air parking. The parking fee is RM 3 per hour with a maximum of RM 10 per day.

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The new admission ticket price for Snowalk has increased very much compared to last year. When i asked the counter about the new pricing, I was told because they did refurbishment. Hence the price increased. Although there’s no time limitation to be inside the snow room, but charging at RM60 per adult and RM50 per child is quite alot I felt. Imagine if its a big family. Nevertheless it is still cheaper than travel to overseas for real snow.

Cash or Credit Card (Visa) is accepted here.

* Infant below 1 years old & pregnant women is not allowed to enter SnoWalk

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Winter Jacket & Boot will be provided by the premise. But some jackets with faulty zip.

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Ear muff, scarf or hand gloves and be purchase here. Otherwise can bring your own.

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Lockers are also available here with a fee of RM3 (one time usage). In case you want to store your shoes or other belongings.

If you want to feel warm after exiting, there are vending machines with hot drinks.

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I brought my own glove for Jet, which I bought from Daiso.

Tip: Let your child wear thicker clothes, long sleeve or sweater under the Winter Jacket. Because I felt the jacket provided for children is not thick and it is very cold inside!

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As you enter the room, you will be greeted by the staff photographer to take a nice family photo for you. If you like the photo, you can buy the printed copy for RM35 at the exit point. LMAO!! More money spend! 😀 😀

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The temperature here was about 5 degree Celsius.

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There were many ice sculptures here. YES! Many of them..I read that, these ice sculptures were made by international artists from Harbin China.

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By the way, there weren’t any snow at this area. More like a thin layer of crushed ice laid on the carpet. Becareful, it can be quite slippery too.

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Toboggan for children and adult.

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There were also ice sculptures with small slides for the young child.

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There’s a small area of football court which Jet enjoyed so much.

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This was the last part. The room is brighter and draws more crowd. Reason is that this area has falling snow and it looks like a playground. I actually got the urge to go on the slide. But I shy…. hahaha!

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Check out the fine snow.

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Jet told me to take a video of him throwing snowball.

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We didn’t spend long hours here because my mom & Jet was freezing cold already.

Anyway, we have achieved our snow experience. Mission accomplished!

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Most of the rides here are suitable for children. Price starts from RM5 per ride.

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My brother accompanied Jet for the car ride.

 

Address:

i-City
Persiaran Multimedia
40000 I-City
Selangor, Malaysia

Phone 1: +6 03 5521 8866
Phone 2: +6 03 5521 8800
Website: https://themepark.i-city.my/

Hotel Review: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel

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Early this year, we went for a family trip within Malaysia via flight. It was Jet’s second time boarding on plane since he was 2 years old. But during that time he barely know much. Now he’s more bigger and chatty, he enjoyed the ride and know what’s going on.

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As we arrived Langkawi Airport, Jet said, “Mummy, lets look at the map”. 😀

At the airport arrival hall, there is a row of counters offering car rental and travel packages within the island. If you want to save some hassle, you can pre-book before you arrive. For my 3days 2 nights trip, I rented a car from this company. I was given a rate of RM140 (during non-peak season). Meaning its RM70/night. Very good price! However the price may vary during school break or festive holidays. I got a Proton Saga FLX (Auto). I wouldn’t say the car condition was tip top but still acceptable.

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Seems like hotels at Pantai Cenang are more expensive. Therefore I changed my mind to book a hotel at Kuah. I got to know about this hotel from my friend who was coincidentally traveling to Langkawi a day later than me. Driving distance from airport to Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel is about 14km (approx. 30 minutes). From Pantai Cenang to Kuah will only need 14.2km. Since we got a car to move about, so I thought staying in Kuah wouldn’t be a problem.

 

Car Park is available at this premise. But quite limited. Otherwise full, you can opt to park at the opposite car park lot at RM5/entry. It is waiveable for hotel guest.

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“Initially it was known as Langkawi Yacht Club. In 1999, the royal patron of the club Sultan of Kedah state conferred the ‘Royal’ title to the club. Over the years, the club has grown in its stature and become one of the top favorites to the yachters from all over the world.”

At year 2015, the club undergone a major renovation. Level-1 there will be a lobby and a reception area. There are total 32 boutique rooms. So, I can say that our room is pretty new. 🙂

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Hill View Family Room.

We booked the room for RM622 for 2 nights inclusive of breakfast via Expedia. The 31 m² area room with 2 Queen size bed.

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There’s also sufficient space for luggage.

Other amenities are kettle, instant coffee, bedroom slippers, complimentary drinking water in bottle, television, free wifi, refrigerator, in room safe box.

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The Family Room does not have seaview but only nature view. We could see monkeys climbing the trees ……………

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also spotted the Macho Eagle flying around here. Not one but a few of them.

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The bathroom isn’t big. Only standing shower.

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Bathroom Amenities.

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The Swimming Pool is divided to children pool and adult pool. The swimming pool is onlooking the sea and yachts. What a breathtaking view!

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The AL-fresco breakfast area.

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The breakfast served was quite simple and not too much varieties unlike some hotels that serve like a feast. But it has the common ones like egg, toast, sausage/bacon, baked beans, hash brown, cereal, yogurt, nasi lemak, juice, milk and coffee.

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I like that they served Nasi Lemak Bungkus (nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf). It was very delicious too.

If you are lazy to drive out for dinner, you can also dine at Charlie’s Bar & Grill. A restaurant serving Western and also Asian food.

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Dataran Lang/Eagle Square, one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions, a large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. This 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most recognizable monuments.

“The reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang was built as an emblem of the island. According to folklore Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi’ (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. “

It is just situated 690m away from the hotel.

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I enjoyed taking photos of this hotel view, be it during the day or during the sunset. Really love this breathtaking panoramic view. I do not have any complains about this hotel. All of us enjoyed our stay here.

Apart from this, Langkawi is a duty free state. You can buy lots of chocolates and liquor at really good price here. But for liquor there’s a restriction of 1 liter per person in case you are bringing it home.

4 Best Duty Free Outlets are:-

  1. The Zon Shopping Paradise (at Pantai Cenang)
  2. Coco Valley Langkawi ((at Pantai Cenang)
  3. Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre (at Kuah)
  4. Teow Soon Huat Duty-Free Shopping (at Kuah)

 

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We enjoyed traveling together now. Just that traveling with a little one, mummy has to be like a hawk, more alert to guard them. Now, Jet kept telling me to go Langkawi. Looks like he really love this place. I also like Langkawi. This is my 4th time in Langkawi. Its not just an island mainly for snorkeling or swimming. But there’s more to explore.

 

Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel
Jalan Dato’ Syed Omar,
07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah, Malaysia

Tel: +6049664078 

Email: reservations@langkawiyachtclub.com

Website: http://langkawiyachtclubhotel.com/

Hotel Review : Hotel Excelsior Ipoh

Last year, during the year end school break, I planned a short trip to Ipoh together with my family.

First of all, we needed to book a hotel beforehand. I needed a with good location and look comfortable. But not too expensive, because we won’t be spending too much time in room. Did some homework by comparing rates between a few reliable 3rd party hotel websites and not forgetting to read reviews by travelers from tripadvisor.

photo from Hotel Excelsior

Finally I made a decision too book Hotel Excelsior, Ipoh.

Established in 1983, Hotel Excelsior is Ipoh’s first international hotel that is strategically located in the heart of the city center of Ipoh.

Its an old hotel. But recently Hotel Excelsior has undergone a face-lift with a complete renovation, which gave me confidence. Furthermore this hotel met my criteria.

 

Hotel Excelsior is about 10km from Simpang Pulai toll exit.

If you are driving, free car park (for hotel guest) is also available at this premise, a multi storey car park. Do take note that the ramp might be quite narrow to bigger cars.

The check-in process was quite fast, especially when you’ve already booked your room. Staffs are quite friendly too.

Dulang Coffee House located at Ground Floor, serves international buffet breakfast, lunch and ala-carte dishes for dinner.

I booked the Family Room (Triple), which comes with 1 Queen size bed and 1 Single size bed at a good rate of RM270 per night.

Room size is 36 m² , sufficient space for us and kids to move about and also play.

Air-cond was working well and the free wifi signal was strong too.

Bathroom amenities

Our bathroom completes with shower room and also a bath tub. There are hot and cold water tap.

The kids just love the bath tub very much whenever we are on hotel stay.

Apart from that, the room is also equipped with mini refrigerator, electric kettle, hair dryer, ironing facility and free bottled water.

City view from our room.

Excelsior Palace (5th Floor).

We settled our dinner here on one of the night. It is a Chinese restaurant (Non-Halal). Nice cosy environment for family gathering. Besides that, food here tasted quite good and the prices are not too expensive. Do check out the value price Set Lunch (RM14.90/set), which is available daily.

The above dishes cost RM107.60, before 6% GST charge. No service charge here.

Nearest Shopping mall is Ipoh Parade which is just 500m away.

7eleven convenience store is just 50m away.

Not forgetting also the both famous dim sum restaurants. They are just 160m away from the hotel.

Verdict: In my opinion, this hotel and room is above my expectation. Beds are alright and the location is not noisy.

Hotel Excelsior Sdn Bhd
43, Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
30300 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel : +60 (5) 253 6666
Fax : +60 (5) 253 6912
Email : reservation@hotelexcelsior.com.my
Web : www.hotelexcelsior.com.my

 

 

Review : Sanctuary Asia Spa @d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban

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 Lindri who 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, Retreat and 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.

  1. Where is Sanctuary Asia Spa located?
  2. Share this post on your Facebook.
  3. 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.

 

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms

Both Indoor & Outdoor theme park is not available.

Snow World has closed.

What else can you do in Genting besides shopping and eating, especially with kids around?

During my recent trip to Genting Highland, I added Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms into our agenda. To make it more convenient for your journey, you can either drop by this place while you are on your way up to Genting Highlands or when you are leaving home.

It is nestled directly at town opposite the Mawar and Bunga Raya Apartments. The farm can easily be reached by taking left from the roundabout past Hotel Seri Malaysia (before reaching Premium Outlet / Awana Skyway).

There’s car park area in front of this premise.

An admission fee or RM8 (adult), RM5 (child) is required.

As we entered the farm, we could see rows of strawberry plants on both left and right side. It is well organized.

strawberry flower and strawberry fruit.

Strawberry products are also sold here. Plucked fruits, Strawberry jams. However if you decided to have some fruit plucking, you may do so here. Self plucked strawberries will be charge at RM8/100 gram.

You will be given a basket and a pair of scissor to cut the strawberry from its stem. Jet had fun and so do I.

*Mom was looking for some good harvest 😀

Tip : Look for some plump size strawberry but not totally red yet. Unless you are gonna eat on the spot. Otherwise by the time you bring them home, its gonna be overripe, due to the changes of weather temperature.

“I want to eat strawberry!!!….cries Jet” >.<

From the Strawberry Farm, we walked to the Lavender Garden, following the route.

The Lavender Farm is free access.

There were 2 different types of Lavender seen here. Apparently, the dull purple one is has nice fragrant.

Other than lavender plant, products made of lavender is also available at this souvenir shop.

Morning Glory

do you spot a fat Garfield in the middle of the plantation? hehe..

Really love the colors.

Beautifully bloomed Gerbera.

The panoramic view here is really breathtaking.

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I noticed that Gerbera & Chrysanthemum are widely grown here.

A flower that I adored much. It is called Hydrangea. I love its full shaped and especially the pastel colors.

Lastly, before exiting the farm there were rows of shops selling local products and souvenirs.

 

Verdict: Some people may think that paying the admission fee of RM10 is not worth because the strawberry farm section covers only 1/4 of the entire farm. But I personally think its worth paying. We spent at least 2 hours strolling the farm, admiring the beautiful flowers in a breezy weather and took lotsa photos. There are many photo spots here especially if you love taking photos. Professional photographer service is also available here. Not forgetting to mention, there’s also a small canteen here, serving local cooked dishes and beverages.

 

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms

No. 1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya,, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Operation Hours: 9AM–6:30PM

Contact Number : +60 3-6100 1152

Hotel on the Park, Genting Highlands

Formerly known as Theme Park Hotel. But after the refurbishment, it is now known as Hotel on the Park.

Hotels at Genting Highlands are selling fast, especially on weekends.

We planned this almost one month ahead. This newly opened hotel started operating on early July 2017.

It was a short family trip to escape from the hot weather. HAHAHA 😀

Hotel on the Park is a boutique hotel perfect for those who like to stay together. For the first time, Resorts World Genting is offering rooms which can accommodate up to six people.

Before checking in to our respective hotel, while on our way up hill..we pay a visit to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Quite crowded too. There’s still queue for Coach Outlet. The selections of brands are not bad. From average to above average depending on your budget.

 

I managed to book The Sixers (3 queen-sized beds (including a bunk bed). Accommodates maximum of 6.) at a price of RM440 (exclusive breakfast). You can get it cheaper sometimes. Price may varies weekly too.

Room Layout

The Sixers is suitable for friends or family gathering.

Check-in time: 3.00pm
Check-out time: 12.00 noon

Also available is Quads rooms which have two queen-sized beds and can accommodate up to four people in an approximately 260 sq ft space. Another room option for smaller group of people.

The hotel lobby at 6pm. Hence you see it quite empty.

The check in process was quite fast during my arrival time. However an amount of RM200 is required as deposit. But it is refundable upon checking out.

There were 3 working lifts (1 is blocked by the wall).

Food and drinks Vending Machine at the hotel room corridor. I seriously don’t know why they uses purple lights for the corridor. It looks creepy to walk alone. (think too much)

The lil kepochi is curious about the vending machine. Nicely choosing what he wants.

My room number was #3434 😀

Lift and room is only accessible via room access card.

 

 

It does not disappoint me that the room is exactly the same as shown on the web. Probably because it is still new. It looks neat and clean. Very cute and cheerful room, I thought.

Queen size mattress is laid on the raised wooden platform of tatami style.

There’s also compartment for you to store some small luggage.

A Queen size bunk bed. However a tall person has to be careful with their head, due to the low headroom. 😀

Room facilities:-

In-house Video/In-house Radio/Telephone/IDD Access/Tea & Coffee Making Facilities/Kettle/Open Top Safe-Box/Standing Shower/TV/Mini Fridge/Mineral Water/Free Room Wi-Fi/Bedroom Slippers/Fan/Hair Dryer

The open bathroom has 2 wash basins.

Shower area and toilet are separated. There are no wall hooks inside the shower area. Therefore I find it quite inconvenient. Where to hang my clothes le? Unless I undress myself before entering the shower area.

(No complain about the water pressure and temperature 🙂  )

Bathroom toiletries such as Bath Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Shaver, Cotton buds, Tooth Brush and Shower Cap are provided.

View from our room (Cable Car & First World). Lots of on-going constructions.

Hotel on the Park at night.

Since the hotel does not have a restaurant, we decided to walk to Sky Avenue which took around 10 minutes on foot.

A covered pedestrian corridor linking the hotel to Sky Avenue.

Sky Avenue, claimed as shopping and dining at 6,000 feet with more than 70 retail and dining outlets opened so far.

On top of that, Sky Avenue also boasts a world-class LED display that spreads across an entire atrium within the mall.

The Sky Casino is also adjoined to Sky Avenue. Have any of you tried Burger & Lobsters? I saw the prices ain’t cheap. But the queue is fantastic. Be it late night or early morning, there are people queing for it. I wonder what is the average waiting time or best time to visit.

Stay tune to my next post on my dinner post. 
A place worth checking out.

The hotel rate does not include breakfast. But you can get some quick bites from Eatopia, located at the hotel lobby.

Bring along your Genting member card. Because you could save some ringgits on each item. Do check out the Nasi Lemak Ayam (RM8-member price, RM9-non member), which tasted good I felt. Apart from the Nasi Lemak, Croissant with Tuna was nice too.

This hotel has several photo spots.

One of the favorite spot has to be this mirror effect one. You gotta get a quick shot. There will be people waiting for their turn.

 

Verdict: A fun boutique hotel with reasonable rates. Sleeping quality was alright. But light sleeper may think otherwise , if your room is facing the road. You may hear the sound of racing bikes. The hotel does not have its own parking lot. Therefore the nearest place to park your car is at Resort Hotel’s parking lot (within walking distance).

Hotel on the Park

Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Book your room HERE

Eat & Play @d’Tempat Country Club, Seremban

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.

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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.

5) Gym

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.

Promo of the month (August)

7) Snooker Room

photo courtesy d’Tempat Country Club

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.

photo courtesy of d’Tempat Country Club

VIP rooms are also available here. The adjoining room could fit up to maximum of 20 people.

2) The Blossom Palace

photo courtesy of d’Tempat Country Club

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.

3) Movida

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.

Dinosaurs Alive in Kuala Lumpur 2017

Do you still remember the movie Jurrasic Park at year 1993 directed by Steven Spielberg? I watched it when I was a kid. I felt it was the best movie that I’ve ever watched those days.

Last month, my Unimate Jeanly mentioned about “Dinosaurs Alive in KL”. Without hesitation, we ended up with gathering cum dinosaurs tour. On the other hand, Siew Sian was so sporting to even book train tickets to travel from Butterworth to KL together with her children to make this gathering happen.

A week before the meeting date, I told Jet that mummy is bringing you to watch dinosaurs. He hooray-ed with excitement. But I think I am more excited than him. 😀

 

Located at Malaysia Tourism Centre (Matic) in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur is where they gonna homed these dinosaurs. This exhibition was held from 14 July 2017 for 6 months period.

A sight of T-Rex with roaring sound was placed above the tent, with buildings of KL as background. “T-Rex Takes Over KL”!
Ticket Price:-
Adult: RM75
Adult MyKad: RM50

Child (3 – 12 years): RM45

Child MyKad (3 – 12 years): RM30
Child Under 3 years: Free

Seniors (Over 60 years): RM50
Seniors MyKad (Over 60 years): RM40

Special Needs: RM25
Special Needs Carer: RM25
Groups (10 or more): 10% Discount
School Groups (20 or more): RM25
For Malaysians with MyKad, you could enjoy the special rate.

As we entered the hall, we were greeted by the huge T-Rex and Sauropod, with much roaring sound. The hall looks like Avatar world. LOL! With neon lights, forest like surroundings and crickets sound.

In an air-conditioned big tent, there’s over 40 life-size, primordial creatures with life-like reptilian skin. They roar, breathe and stomp.

If you begin from the right side, there’s an inflatable playground for the kids to have fun.

There were total of 3 inflatable playground here.

A typical Sauropod had a large barrel-shaped body, a long neck, a small head, and a long, powerful tail. It stood on four tree-trunk like legs.

Information about the species of dinosaur is shown here too.

There were some games with prize. But each game was priced at RM10.

This game is RM10 for 3 balls. You gotto aim the balls into the dinosaur mouth in order to win prize. However if you failed to aim any, you will still get a stalk of toy flower. 🙂

Play the role of paleontologist at price of RM10.

Special outfit and tools are provided. Then you get to bring home the mini size fossil.

A glimpse of Ceratopsians (Horned, Frilled Dinosaurs).

Velociraptor(Meat Eater) and Iguanodon(Plant Eater).

For some light refreshment, there’s also some food stalls with seating tables and chairs.

Other than that, you can also watch the video documentary. (on the right of picture)

Pick your lucky dinosaur game at RM10. Every dinosaur will have a number under its feet. The numbers will indicate the prize.

Jet chose the green dinosaur. Let’s see what he got.

Jet’s number fall into the group of ‘7, 9 , 11’. Therefore he got a ball! 😀

Although there’s a fee of RM10 for each of the above mentioned game and activities, but this sand art activity is free of charge. Hence you see the crowd here.

There were only 3 designs to choose. All the designs are of dinosaurs which is related to this exhibition.

Jet did the sand art by himself with some guidance from me.

He proudly showed his completed art work.

Stegosauria was a group of armored dinosaurs that had rows bony of plates running along their backs.

Hadrosaurids are also known as ‘duck-billed’ dinosaurs on account of their wide mouth parts. Many Hadrosaurids were able to walk on both two and four feet, using all four feet when grazing, but using two feet to run.

Gifts and Souvenirs counter, so that you will not go home empty handed. Goodie bag at price RM70 with dinosaurs merchandises 😀

A group photo with Jeanly & Siew Sian, together with our children.

I didn’t get the chance on the assembling dinosaur bone wood craft which was free too (the crowd area at the background) because Jet starting to fuss.

Verdict:

Toilet facility is available here.

We parked our car at the car park area opposite to (Matic) for RM2 (weekend). Total spending time was about 2+ hours. This dinosaur exhibition has draw much crowd from families with children. The curiosity and excitement to watch huge size dinosaurs, also a good introduction towards Jurassic world. Quite fun also lar, when you watches the macho T-Rex roaring. Staffs are quite friendly and attentive. However I felt that the price is abit high. Would love that if the price is inclusive of all activities inside. Imagine if you have a big family. That would be a big sum.

Address: The Lanai, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur

Time: 10 am to 10 pm daily

Ticket Hotline: 03-2170 6333

Website :

www.dinosaursalive.asia

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A short video I made about the dinosaurs. Hope you enjoy watching it. 🙂