Short Getaway to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson

Would like to apologize for the less frequent updates here.

Today, I’m gonna write about this long overdue post. HAHAHA! 😀

Sorry….my bad…

It was actually about my plan of a short getaway with my family during Chinese New Year. Okay la…I know that CNY has over for like 2 months! =P

Wanting to go for hotel stay but didn’t want to travel far or get caught in the jam during the festive season, I decided to book a stay at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. Afterall its a new place to everyone of us.

Nestled along Port Dickson’s pristine Pasir Panjang beach, Lexis Hibiscus consists of 639 pool villas comprising tower rooms and water villas. Each villa is spacious, tastefully decorated with modern conveniences and comes with its own private dip pool and steam room for luxury and privacy. Complementing the rooms are a wide range of beach and water activities, all focused around the tallest sea water fountain in Malaysia at 400 feet.

At the hotel lobby during check in. The lobby was so lively. CNY deco, performances by the ground staffs, balloons giveaway to the children, not forgetting the quite a number of guests. The process of checking in was pretty fast. Probably because they have many working staffs. Moreover I’ve paid for my room during my purchase via Lexis website.

I got the ‘soft opening deal’. I paid RM680 (without breakfast) for a night stay at Sky Pool Villa. Why am I willing to pay so much for a room? Lets continue reading………………………………

This is where Sky Pool Villa located. Not on the sea. “But I thought there’s a pool attached to the room. How lar?”

Let’s see………………………..

Situated onshore, this Sky Pool Villa offers a more spacious area, yet sharing the same modern contemporary style of the other designs. The room’s brighter tone and sleek furnishing truly enriches and dignifies its aesthetic quality and effect. Apart from a wide view of the beautiful waterfront, its functional layout, impeccable finishing and space optimization creates a succinct visual appeal that is contemporary yet timeless.

These are the key points:-

  • 96 sqm
  • located in the tower block
  • every unit has panoramic sea view
  • 2 king beds
  • private dip pool and sauna in the balcony area
  • spacious bathroom

The spacious bedroom can fit 4 adults. (psstt….the day bed also can sleep in)

Spacious walkway for wardrobe & wash basin, separating the bed and TV area.

Spacious bathroom with standing shower & bath tub. The bathroom and toilet are separated.

The nicely arranged basic amenities which look quite attractive.

TV inside the wall.

Oh ya, not forgetting that the Wifi signal was quite strong too.

This was the main attraction. A private pool all to ourselves. I have to admit that the pool at Lexis Hibiscus is much smaller compared to Grand Lexis. But this one has panoramic view lor.

View from our room at 3rd floor. I couldn’t capture the full top view. The arrangements of sea villas are suppose to look like a Hibiscus.

This is how the arrangements look like. A better vision for you.

You can also take a stroll along the beach.

There’s also a sauna room here for your usage.

Children can’t wait to get into the pool. Wanna go for a dip into the pool during this hot weather? YAY! Definitely.

After dinner, before return to our room, we brought the children to the indoor playground which is located next to the Spa centre. There was an admission fee of RM20 (if I’m not mistaken) for 1 hour.

Inclusive of one free coloring activity.

There were also activities like nail painting, DIY greeting cards, etc..with a minimal fee of RM5 onward.

The next morning, we brought the children to the playground and some bubble play. HAHAHAHA! Bubbles are not free of charge. Need to pay money also. Can’t remember the exact price. It was between RM8-10/small bucket.

These Popsicle are sold here. It is so lovely to watch them when they both are in good terms.

A heartwarming gesture, we received these CNY goodies from the hotel.

Here, I attached the room layout for a better understanding.

We didn’t took our dinner here. Instead we went to a Chinese Restaurant named, Weng Yin which is merely 5 minutes drive from this hotel for some Chinese ‘dai chow’. Prices are all stated on the menu. So, no worries.

Overall, we were quite pleased with our stay. The room, the facilities and the services. Although the price was quite steep, but it was a relaxing family trip and how often do you get to spend on family trip. Its about the quality time spent.

LEXIS HIBISCUS

12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, 
Pasir Panjang 71250, 
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan,
Malaysia.

Tel :   +606 – 660 2626
Fax :   +606 – 660 2628
Email :   reservations@lexishibiscuspd.com
Website    :   www.lexishibiscuspd.com
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Coffee Break @Florence Coffee,d’Tempat Country Club

Hi…
Have you heard of Bandar Sri Sendayan? Bandar Sri Sendayan is blooming into the next future of Seremban township. Its another part of Seremban. Just like we have Seremban 2, Seremban 3, & etc.

d’Tempat Country Club, is located at Bandar Sri Sendayan. One of the facility here, complete with sport facilities, food & beverage outlets and many more.

Since I lived in Seremban 2, therefore traveling here is only within 10 minutes drive.

I like to hunt for new cafes. Furthermore, I heard about this cafe few months back. Been wanting to pay a visit. I made my traveling more worthwhile by visiting during Chinese New Year, when they hold events over the weekends.

Florence Coffee is a Coffee Shop cum Florist. I was told that the owner is a florist, & also own a florist shop in Seremban.

Therefore you can see that this cafe is decorated with floral themed artworks. There are some artificial flowers available for sale too.

This cosy cafe will make a nice place for Instagramers ^_^ ^_^

Chalkboard menu is displayed on the wall. You gotto place your order at the counter.

Cappuccino – RM10

Latte – RM10

Mom, who is a coffee lover said their coffee taste good.

I also made a side order. I ordered a Classic Waffle – RM15. Forgetting the ordinary square & triangle waffle shapes that we used to see or eat. Here they served, I would call this a flower shape waffle which I think it matches well on the cafe’s theme. Other than classic waffle, there are also Legato, Steven’s favorite, Dirty Monkey, are the waffle names shown on the menu. I asked the barista what is the difference? He said, the difference would be the toppings.

I chose classic, so that I could taste its originality. LOL LOL!

Topped with blueberries, maple syrup & a scoop of vanilla ice cream with lime zest. I also like the waffle here. Not only it looks nice, it tasted good too. Golden brown, crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle. It also smells good when it was served hot.

**al-fresco dining area is breathtaking……

…….onlooking the club’s children swimming pool.

Could you also recommend me a good waffle in Seremban?

Florence Coffee

PT 12653, Jalan Pusat Dagangan Sendayan 1,
71950 Bandar Sri Sendayan,
Negeri Sembilan DK, Malaysia.

Contact : 012-272 6011

Remark: This cafe has closed down. Thank you.

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*pork free*
*cash term*

A Porky Meal @Morganfield’s, Palm Mall Seremban

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Pork is awesome
Unless you are a jew

Morganfield’s has arrived Seremban!! *jump up joy*

For pork lovers, you may like this heavenly place. First outlet in Seremban and its located at Palm Mall.

It was newly opened on the beginning of January 2016. (their 9th outlet)

I came here on 2 different occasions, to try out their lunch set and the signature pork ribs.

Morganfield’s® is an Europeanized American casual diner specializing in pork ribs.

The interior of its dining area is brightly lit by lights and tall windows. Dining area covers indoor and al-fresco.

come and check out the lunch set priced from RM16.90 onward with free soup of the day/house salad + refillable soft drink. (only available on weekdays-excluding public holidays from 11am-3pm)

This 1 page menu is solely for lunch set.

Drinks were served first, in this adorable ceramic mug. For the ladies they will serve in pink mug with red lip. While for guys, they will serve the drink in blue mug with mustache. I got attracted by the mug and purchased it for RM14.90. You can check out other gifts which are available for sale here–> http://morganfields.com/giftshop.html

Salad (via lunch set)

Soup of the day (via lunch set)

Pork Ragout & Homemade Meatballs Pasta

Spaghetti with braised porky meat ragout, homemade meatballs in fresh herb tomato sauce.

You could taste the minced meat in every spoonful of spaghetti. This plate of pasta was so satisfying and full.

Pork Schnitzel

Juicy pork loin chop, battered in bread crumbs & fried to perfection. Served with coleslaw & french fries.

The fried pork chop was nice and its not dry too. I couldn’t figure out what mixture of sauce was that. Its creamy and with bits of mushroom. Matches well with the slab of fried pork chop. Not forgetting the portion was big too…as we were given 2 pieces of pork chop.

On a different occasion, I brought my family here for this platter! My mom loves pork ribs. She watches alot of kwai lou food program on TV and always envy people’s pork ribs. LOL! 😀

From the above 3 choices, we chose Ocean Madness – RM199.90

Full Slab of Hickory BBQ Spare Ribs, 3 battered fish fillets, 6 beer battered prawns, grilled spicy devil sausage, grilled herby hog sausage, garden salad, grilled corn, corn bread & french fries.

Types of sauce for your pork ribs are Hickory BBQ/Garlicky BBQ/Smoked Peppercorn/The Naughty Spare Ribs. Choose either one. We chose Hickory BBQ. It smells so good when it was served. The fragrant of BBQ sauce. Pork Ribs were grilled to perfection not dry yet retain its juiciness. You could easily rip off the flesh without force. Yummy!!

This platter is ideal for sharing. Should be enough for 4-6 eaters. The portion is big. You get what you pay. I think Ocean Madness is a good choice if you are not 100% into pork. You’ll still get fish & prawns in it. However I dislike the corn bread. Felt it was quite dry & crumbly.

Hawaiian Chicken – RM39.90

Grilled Chicken topped with honey ham, melted cheese & sweet pineapple. Served with mashed potato & garden salad.

I don’t quite like the grilled chicken. The meat was quite tough.

When you dine here on weekends together with kids, they can eat for free. With the condition each free kid meal is given upon ordering one main course meal. Means if you order 2 main courses, you get 2 free kid meals. (choose from the above)

Pulled Pork Burger (kid meal)

Chicken Tenders (kid meal)

Verdict: This is a nice place to dine with pork and also to gather family & friends. The environment and the food was good. Besides that, the restaurant is quite spacious and stroller friendly too. I felt the lunch set is a good deal.

Morganfield’s Palm Mall

Lot UG 30 & 31

Tel: +606 761 1860

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Seafood Pot @Lucky King Bun, Seremban (New Outlet)

Do you remember the famous Curry Chicken Bun from Lukut? I used to dapao the curry bun whenever I goes to Port Dickson.

Now, they’ve opened a new outlet in Seremban. Very near towards the Seremban exit toll. More convenient for travelers. Convenient for me too! hehe….

Their name appeared on our local food programs & at Tripadvisor.

Curry Chicken Bun is their signature item. Today, they prepare not only curry chicken bun. But also Curry Pork Ribs Bun & also Ying Yong Bun (Curry Pork Ribs & Dongpo Pork). These are all ideal for sharing.

One fine day, I decided to bring my family here for dinner. We didn’t want to eat the bun. We heard about this seafood pot available here. We went ahead ordering that.

The seafood pot comes in 2 sizes. Regular (2-5pax) at RM80 & Large (6-10pax) at RM120. I ordered the regular size…because it was just 4 adults.

Seafood Pot; a combination of milky & mild curry soup, fused with seafood ingredients such as crabs, prawns, cuttlefish, mussels and handmade meatballs served in a boiling pot. It is served with rice noodles (bihun) to go along with the soup & seafood.

I honestly don’t think the regular size pot is sufficient for 5 pax la…unless you add on other dishes or you are a very small eater.

In this case, of course I ordered extra dishes. 😀

Stir Fry Choy Sum

(the actual vege was actually green color…due to the lighting here..it looked a lil yellowish)

Smoked Duck

The interior looked quite retro. Yellow lighting with black & white mosaic flooring…

a vintage bicycle…

and this! Do you know what is this? Its a music player. I remember seeing this during my teenage age. Very rare to see this nowadays.

Verdict: The seafood pot was not bad. The broth/soup was tasty and the seafood was quite fresh too. I also like the smoked duck. I do advise you to call for reservation, especially on those curry buns. Because its quite sellable especially during weekends.

Lucky King Bun (SEREMBAN)
No. 28 & 29, Jalan MPK 6
Medan Perdagangan Kepayang, 70200 Seremban
Tel: 06-6311 755
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw22rrn4fm
Business hours: 11.30am-10pm (closed every Tuesday except public holiday)

Blog Referral:- http://www.vkeong.com/lucky-king-bun-seremban/

Product Review : Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

Hi….HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

How’s everyone getting along with the year 2016?

Brought to you today its a product review of;

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask

On New Year, Natta Cosme surprised me with a beauty gift box that contained Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask. Its a product of Korea.
Natta Cosme really knows me well…because I really need these so much. Thanks alot!

What I like most about sheet mask is the individual pack. It is so convenient and light weight to bring along especially when you are traveling for holiday. You could easily slip few into your bag.

With Malaysia’s weather, we tend to stay in the air conditioned room often. Most of us also turn on the air cond before sleep. Therefore our face tend to be dry. That’s how Klairs sheet mask gonna work. Put on this sheet mask before going to bed to keep our face moisturize and supple till the next morning.

The benefits and ingredients of the sheet mask are clearly printed on the front and back of its pack. The outlook is very simple and nothing fancy.

1-Klairs-Mask-1

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask is made of pure cotton. It contains rich essence but no dripping when I took out from the pack. The smell is quite pleasant too. Try to refrigerate it a few minutes before using. It gives you a better soothing effect.

The size of this sheet mask, fits perfectly on my ‘big face’.

 *self pampering time*

Another reason why I like sheet mask. Is that you don’t need to rinse your face after removing the mask

. hehe…*lazy mode on*

The ‘before’ and ‘after’ doesn’t show big difference. However I could feel that my face is smoother and cleaner 😀

You can try out this mask by purchasing it from Natta Cosme at the price of 10 pieces for RM119.00 RM69.00.

Sharing is caring. I would like to do a giveaway (2 pcs Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Sheet Mask) to 2 lucky winners. All you need to do is name 1 benefit of this mask on the comment box below.  Together with your name & email address. Last day of answer submission will be on 23 January 2015. Thank you.

(tips : answer is shown on the front pack of the mask)

Good Luck! 🙂

Tea Break @Just Koffea, Seremban 2

Waahhh…finally its open for business. Feeling anticipated for this cafe to open at my neighborhood. It has been on renovation for the past few months. As soon as I knew about the opening, I whatsapp to my ‘yam cha’ kaki, Wei Chi about this place. ‘Ehh….got new place to hangout’. Ok la…we go next week.

As I enter, the ‘Tatami’ section has caught my attention. Therefore we decided to sit here.

They did a raised platform for the Tatami section. Only 3 tables with 3 seats each at this section. The seat was quite comfortable also wor…

Well, there are also sofa and wooden stool seats.

Quite a nice place to hangout.

Barista at work.

Cakes on display. The choices of cakes were quite limited. May be still new?

As we seated, we were given a one sheet menu. Simple and straight forward. Well, menu not necessarily to be complicated right? Then, a friendly staff came over to take our order.

Wei Chi ordered a glass of Iced Latte (RM10.80)

I ordered a cuppa Flat White (Hot) – RM9.80. When the staff handed the cuppa drink to me, she apologized for a not so nice coffee art. My friend and I then responded, it looks alright. No worries.

We wanted to try some light food. So we ordered Egg Benedict On Toast – RM18.80, for sharing.

Chicken Ham, Cheddar Cheese topped with poached egg with hollandaise sauce and served with fresh salad.

It was quite delicious, we felt. Most importantly is the runny yolk.

A slice of Black Forest Cake – RM14.80 to sum up our meal. The sponge was moist and the chocolate mousse was quite rich.  🙂

Overall, the food and drinks quality were not bad. Services was alright too.

The Al-Fresco dining area looks nice too. But will be abit warm during hot weather although there’s a ceiling fan.

Just Koffea

368,Jalan S2 B15, Seksyen B, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban

Open daily (10am – 10pm) Closed on Tuesday

Contact Number : 0193492286 (Yvonne)

*wifi is available*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

			

Tea Break @Be My Friend Cafe, Seremban

On a sunny afternoon, we were feeling so thirsty. All I wanted was a cuppa refreshing and icy drink to quench my thirst. While driving back from the mall, my sister mentioned about this new cafe she saw on Facebook. Without hesitation, we went straight to the cafe.

Be My Friend Cafe is located at Centrio Avenue of Seremban 2 – nearby Mydin Mall. Opened since end of October 2015. Its located on 1st floor, so you might miss out this place.

We walked up the stairs to where this cafe located. As we enter, this is the environment of the cafe. Simple and homely feel.

*self service mode* List of beverages are written on the chalk board. They also have light food like; sandwiches, pancakes, waffles.

Cakes available here are freshly baked. Fondant cupcakes are available upon ordering; ie: for parties & weddings.

These caught my attention. It was placed at the counter. Lovely fondant cupcake topper for newborn.

I felt this is the best seating angle/position in this cafe. You get view + most of the natural lighting.

All of us ordered the thirst killer drinks. LOL! 😀
So that I can have another reason to visit this place for some freshly brewed coffee.

Iced Blueberry Tea – RM6.90

A drink with mixture of tea & blueberry. I personally like this drink. Tasted like Ribena with a hint of tea.

Rosemary Pineapple Soda – RM7.90
Very refreshing. Perfect on a hot & sunny day.
I observed that all drinks are prepare on the spot.

Chicken Quesadilla with tomato pico de gayo – RM13.90 (a Mexican cuisine)

Crispy Tortilla filled with grilled chicken, pepper and cheese served withtomato pico de gayo (made from chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, salt, and key lime juice.)

Chocolate Sauce with Banana Waffle – RM12.90

Slices of bananas were sandwiched in between this nicely stacked waffle. A scoop of vanilla ice cream comes together with the serving. Extra chocolate sauce were served with the waffle too. The combinations were good to be eaten when its served hot.

This place is quite relaxing. A nice place to hangout if you prefer a quieter atmosphere. Furthermore the service was good too. I was informed that soon they’ll be adding more items into their menu.

*recent update*

Starting from January 2016, Be My Friend Cafe has started to serve pork. Sorry to disappoint my Muslim friends ya.

DSC01261Big portion of breakfast comes with pork ham in less than RM20

DSC01262Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara with mushroom & bacon.

DSC01263Yet to try out all the new dishes. Do pay a visit if you are nearby. They’ve added quite a number of new dishes into their menu.

Be My Friend Cafe Seremban 2

47-1 Jalan S2 B16, Pusat Dagangan Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban

Contact Number : 0123609261

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday (2pm – 11pm)

Web: http://www.facebook.com/bemyfriendcafeS2

*wifi is not available yet*
*cash term*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Vietnamese Lunch @Mother Dung Restaurant, Seremban

There’s a newly opened Vietnamese restaurant located at the new shop lots at Jalan Lobak. Few doors away from the overwhelmed ‘Bak Cheok’ dim sum.

a simple and casual restaurant mend by Vietnamese serving Vietnamese food. The owner (a couple) are quite friendly.

If you have no idea what to order…they will give suggestions.

Pork Vietnam Mee Hun Soup – RM8.00

If you like a simple type of noodle…this may suits you. Jet enjoyed eating this bowl of noodle. The mee hun were not hard…he could easily chew and swallow it. (you can request for extra soup)

Banh Mi is the famous Vietnamese Baguette. You may choose your choice of filling. Ranging from Vietnamese Ham, Pork to Vegetables.

I chose Vietnamese Ham – RM9.00

Not really a wise choice. Cause I felt the filling was abit dry. Maybe I should choose BBQ Pork or Minced Pork which could be even tastier. However, the bread was nice. Crispy outside but soft inside.

Vietnam Spring Roll

I like this!! Dip it in their chili sauce…uhh la la. Every bite was flavorful. The translucent spring rolls packed with greens, coriander and tasty pork cutlets. (contains basil leaf..if you dislike the taste of basil leaf, maybe you can inform them to omit using it)

“Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.”

*will revisit to try other dishes*

*will update the address*

Business hour:
Monday off
Sunday 9am t 5pm
Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 8pm

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

Dinner @Rantau Happy Restaurant, Negeri Sembilan

Last month, my friend Wei Chi planned for a dinner trip to Rantau. Its just a 30 minutes driving distance from Seremban town. If you are driving from Seremban 2 or Mambau, its even nearer.

Wei Chi claimed that this restaurant is located at a fish pond. Hmm…it seems nowadays people quite fancy bout this type of restaurant.

As shown on the photo above which I copied from their FB page…you can see that there are 2 floating decks above the pond. It can fit up to probably 8 tables in total. You can also opt to be seated on ground area, which is slightly away from the view of pond. Since Wei Chi is more familiar with this place…Jessie & I leave the food ordering part to her & her HB, Andy.

As we arrived, Jet was happily checking out the place when I pointed to him, water & fishes. I believed there are many Talapia in the pond.

 

Come early before 7pm to watch the sunset here.

Wei Chi & Jessie….both are my primary & secondary school friends.

HAHAHA….a photo to proof that we were there! 😀 😀

The dishes were served quite fast. Steamed Egg (beneath) topped with beancurd & minced pork – RM10

Fried Sotong (Squids) in Salted Egg – RM16

Spinach Soup with Century Egg & Goji – RM8

Deep Fried Pork Knuckle in Thai Style – RM48

Marmite Sauce Crab – RM60/kg.

Overall, the food was good in terms of taste & freshness. Furthermore I felt the prices are affordable too. Services were alright. No complain.

After the dinner, my friends surprised me with a birthday cake! It was a fruit cake from our town’s renowned brand, Imbi Cake House.

Thank you girls!

My birthday cakes of year 2015. I’m blessed to have my family, friends & colleagues whom celebrated my 2015 birthday on different days.

Rantau Happy Restaurant
Lot 3720, no 29,

Kg Pasir
71200 Rantau
N.S.
H/P : 012 – 7821781, 012 – 7061781

*cash term*
*solely based on writer's own opinion*

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