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A'Famosa Resort

Thursday, 25 January 2007



A'Famosa Resort, is rated by many as the region's foremost leisure and holiday resort. Situated on a 1300-acre site in Alor Gajah, surrounded by rolling hills and a lush countryside, A'Famosa is a dream getaway which will entice your senses, calm your nerves and leave you totally refreshed and rejuvenated.

One of the best things about A'Famosa is its strategic location off the North-South Highway- just half an hour's drive from historic Malacca city, 45 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and about an hour from Kuala Lumpur. The resort is also extremely popular with Singaporeans as it only takes two hours by road to go there from the Lion City. An alternative mode of travel is via rail, alighting at the Tampin Railway Station which is just a 10-minute taxi ride away.


Rightly touted as a one-stop destination for business and pleasure, A'Famosa offers an international championship 27-hole golf course, the highly-acclaimed Animal World Safari,Water World Theme Park, Equestrian Club, Resort Hotel, Villas, Condotel, excellent conference/banquet facilities and much more. It's one of the few resorts in this region that can truthfully claim to have 'something for everyone' regardless of age, whether you're an avid golfer, animal lover, watersports enthusiast, or just someone who enjoys a blissful, worry-free escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city living.

Personally, I have never stayed at A'Famosa Resort before but I always see whilst travelling along the North-South Highway. The golf course looks well maintained and golfers are always sighted whilst the water park is usually busy. I may very well try out the place this year.

Currently, A'Famosa is offering the Prosperity Package (I wonder why they all call packages prosperity packages because they don't really mean a thing) at RM98.00 per person for 2 Days 1 Night stay complete with set breakfast, animal world safari and carnival. Click on the photos to transport you to their website!


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The Federal Kuala Lumpur - Prosperity Deal

Thursday, 18 January 2007


Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur must be one of the oldest hotels in Kuala Lumpur which is still in operation today. It was built in time for the Independance Day in August 1957 and is located along the famed Jalan Bukit Bintang where great shopping deals take place.



This charming hotel which has been refurbished not too long ago is located next to bbpark, an outdoor entertainment and alfresco dining experience with amongst others, Bangkok Jam Thai Restaurant & Bar, Outback Steakhouse, Tea Houses, Open-air Bars and Wine Bars, souvenirs, art and handcrafts, with outdoor performances amidst palm trees and gardens.

bbpark leads you to the doorstep of Plaza Low Yat Shopping Centre comprising an extensive computer, electronics & telecommunications retail and wholesale hub, 3 floors of fashion, beauty and jewellery, with a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving sushi, health food and home made specialties. Plaza Low Yat Shopping Centre is also known locally as THE I.T. shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur and many locals as well as tourists get the latest gadgets and gizmos here.

Just a short walk is Sungei Wang Plaza Shopping Centre and BB Plaza Shopping Mall and the nearby Batik Malaysia Berhad Retail outlet, where you can get fine Malaysian Batik. Further along is Bintang Walk, Lot 10, KL Plaza with Planet Hollywood and Starhill, with the Louis Vuitton mega store.

Across from the Hotel is the busy and bustling 24-hour Jalan Alor, Hawker & Street food paradise. Lots of food to choose from over here especially if you wish to sample great Malaysian hawker fare in one street.

Imbi Road is famous for a host of speciality restaurants and quaint eateries and Times Square Shopping Centre. Changkat Bukit Bintang is home to brasseries, trattorias, bars, taverns, wine shops and the unpredictable NO BLACK TIE for live music from jazz to classical.

Nearby Banks include RHB Bank, Utama Bank, Maybank Headquarters, Hong Kong Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Bumiputera Commerce, EON Bank. AMODA Office Tower with Bankers' Club and Airlines Offices. The Petronas Twin Tower at KLCC, Menara Kuala Lumpur or KL Tower, Central Market and Chinatown are within easy reach.

All in all, Federal Hotel is an ideal hotel for those wishing to explore the Kuala Lumpur city centre on foot. There are even foot massage parlours along the same street as the hotel to give the weary shoppers are well-needed time of relaxation after the shopping frenzy.

In conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year in February, Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur is offering rooms from RM198++ per night inclusive of a fruit basket and breakfast.


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Kinabalu Park

Tuesday, 9 January 2007



I miss Kinabalu Park. I used to stay in Kota Kinabalu in the years 1982 and 1983 with my last visit in 2003 and I had fond memories of family trips up to Kinabalu Park. Kinabalu Park is located about 1,500 metres above sea level and is the starting point for those intending to climb Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia. At the park, however, visitors get to enjoy cooling temperature of between 13 to 20 degrees whilst feasting their eyes on the flora and fauna. There are trails to follow or just simply take a stroll and breath the fresh mountain air.



There are many types of accomodation available ranging from hostels to chalets to hotels. We used to stay in the chalets in the picture immediately above which come with a fireplace and I fondly remember my excitedness with going to collect some firewood conveniently placed in a basket outside the chalet to be used as fuel for our fireplace. The older men would gather round the table for a round of poker whilst the whilst the womenfolk would cook up a storm in the kitchen. Having a steaming piece of bread dunked in chicken curry at that kind of weather in front of the fireplace is an experience never to be forgotten.

Kinabalu Park is well-connected by a road and approximately 2 hours' ride from Kota Kinabalu. For those interested in climbing up Mount Kinabalu (for which a certificate of achievement will be given by the authorities), a permit will be required from Sabah Parks.

Visit Sutera Sanctuary Lodges for more details on accomodation rates which start from RM46 nett per person.


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Vistana Hotel, Kuantan - From RM145++

Monday, 8 January 2007

Hotel Vistana is a 4-star hotel located in Kuantan belong to the YTL Group. This is my review which was published in my personal blog on 17.08.2006.

I reached Kuantan at 6.15pm. That's 3 hours' drive with a short 10 minutes stop at the Temerloh R&R. I quickly found myself at Vistana Hotel located along Jalan Teluk Sisek. Jalan Teluk Sisek takes you to Teluk Cempedak, the famed beach in Kuantan where Hyatt Regency is located.

Anyway, check-in was quite a breeze but the receptionist kept calling me by my middle name rather than my surname. Not once but 3 times. The keycard system was not working at that time and one supervisor brought me to the room with a special card to open the door.

Hotel room corridor. I like the lamps.

The hotel looks really spick and span. Room corridors exude a nice boutique hotel look and I quite like the carpet design.

The room decor is minimalist and zen-styled. In other words, clean lines everywhere. Not a single picture frame in sight. Which is fine with me considering some ugly looking pictures I have seen in some hotel rooms. The decor is mainly light beech coloured and the colour scheme is pleasing to the eye.

The room comes with one king-sized bed and one day bed. The day bed is useful for reading, as I found out that night when I was reading my files. Why was I using it? Well, the table lamp was not working, that's why. I could not be bothered to get the housekeeping to sort it out.

The reading desk is actually a long piece of table which also double up as a television cabinet. You get your usual selected Astro channels with terrestrial channels here. The only stationery you get is a note pad (probably 5 sheets) and a ball pen. No envelopes and such.



You do get a box of matches with ash-tray though. But I wonder....I requested for a non-smoking room and yet, they give this smoking facility???

There is the usual complimentary coffee and tea and yes, the electric kettle is working well. No unsightly calcium deposits on the heating element. The minibar is only stocked with a couple of cans of soft drinks.





An electronic mini-safe is available for guests in case they decide to bring their family heirloom with them on their travels. Clothes hangers are ample and sufficient and you are also provided with a shoe mitt to polish your shoes before that important meeting or before attending Court. Ha!

Oh yes, I must not forget the bathroom. Now, the bathroom has always been one of the places a guest checks out upon checking in. First impression matters. It is always nice to be using a pleasantly looking, functional and luxuriously stocked bathroom. Vistana did reasonably well.

Simple and elegant

You get to use a modern styled wash basin and the taps are working fine...including the shower. I've been to hotels where the shower is nothing but a bigger version of the household tap. Gives you a headache or head massage, whichever way it suits you. Anyway, a hairdryer comes in handy here.

How about the view? No, since this is a hotel located in town, you don't get the view of the beach. I was staying on the second floor and what I had was this.

Rooftop view with sunset

The morning buffet breakfast is unfortunately, disappointing. Lack of variety considering that this is a 4-star hotel in comparison with some other hotels of similar ranking.

Would I come back to stay at Vistana Hotel, Kuantan? Definitely. The room is much better in cleanliness and comfort compared to M.S. Garden Hotel. It could do with some improvements such as using feathered pillows (instead of fibrefill pillows) and having face towels available. Oh yes, the buffet breakfast needs a real revamp.


Currently, Vistana Hotel's rates start from RM145++ for superior room without breakfast and without the day bed shown above.


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Pangkor Island Beach Resort - From RM160.00 Nett

Friday, 5 January 2007


Pangkor Island Beach Resort located on an unspoilt tropical island of Pangkor, on the west of Peninsular Malaysia, is surrounded by 73 acres of lush tropical Jungle, exotic land and marine life. On this private enclave, it offers 1.2 kilometres of white sandy beach with inviting emerald green sea.

In attractive low rise Malay-style architecture, this recently refurbished 258 rooms resort inclusive of suites spans across a cluster of private villas, the premier Ocean Wing, Pacific Wing and Garden Wing The newly renovated villas is an epitome of a traditional Malay village, sited on one end of the bay along the undulating slope covered with tropical jungle, with the sea front right on its doorstep. Each of the villas offer commanding vista of the sea and is luxuriously furnished with a large day bed fringing the bay windows, deep sunken bath and an oversized outdoor shower, surrounded by tropical jungle.

You will appreciate the harmony of nature, displayed throughout the 73 acres of lush tropical jungle and its 1.2km of sun-soaked beach. The sandy coves are perfect for sunbathing, the crystal clear sea is a joy for snorkelling, whilst the nearby islands with an abundance of exotic fish are great for the fishing enthusiasts. The expansive beachfront is excellent for sunset cocktails or an outdoor barbecue. Whether it is an early morning walk, a sunset stroll or a mid-night swim, its sheer beauty will enchant you.


Now, Pangkor Island Beach Resort offers you a deal which you cannot miss from RM160 nett per night. A client of mine was raving about how much she enjoyed the resort together with her family and told me she would definitely want to revisit this resort again. My last trip to Pangkor was 7 years ago wherein I stayed at Teluk Nipah. With such a good deal being offered by Pangkor Island Beach Resort, I might just go there again.

Click on any of the pictures above or the link to take you to the resort's homepage or to see other packages being offered.


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Westin Kuala Lumpur - Special Offer

Thursday, 4 January 2007


The Westin Kuala Lumpur is the epitome of personal renewal, and a contemporary five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang. All 384 rooms, including 23 suites and 68 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom Executive Residences, feature the plush, all-white signature Heavenly Bed®. Whilst unwinding in your room, enjoy the views of either the spectacular KLCC Twin Towers or the historical city of Kuala Lumpur.

Retreat to the Executive Residences for fully equipped apartments tailored toward longer stays. With a separate entrance from the main lobby for that element of added privacy, each apartment features contemporary furnishings, a well-equipped kitchen, exquisite home entertainment system, separate study and workstation with High Speed Internet Access.


The signature Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Shower(SM) have been reviewed by many and touted to be amongst the best in the hotel industry. Just imagine having shopped to your heart's content at the shopping centres in Bintang Walk - Starhill, Lot 10, KL Plaza, Sg Wang Plaza and BB Plaza and coming back to the room for a powerful invigorating shower and then sinking yourself to plush bedding on the Heavenly Bed®!

Currently, Westin Kuala Lumpur offers the Discovery Package where for just RM350++, you get to try your hands at creating your own pewter dish just like the pewtersmiths of old. The package includes:
  • Complimentary daily shuttle service, at 10am or 1pm, to the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Pick-up and drop-off at The Westin KL's doorstep.
  • A 40 % discount on the School of Hard Knocks pewtersmithing workshop* at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Pay just RM 30 (normal price RM 50).
  • Complimentary Breakfast Adventure for two at The Living Room.
  • Complimentary daily newspaper.
  • Late check-out from Westin KL till 4pm, subject to availability.

* At the end of the School of Hard Knocks workshop, you get to keep your masterpiece along with your ‘apprentice’ apron and you will also receive a certificate to attest to your new found skills.


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Hilton Kuching

Wednesday, 3 January 2007


If you are looking for a good city hotel to stay whilst in Kuching, Sarawak, you should consider the Hilton Kuching. It is probably the best hotel in Kuching right now with 4-star rating. Though it is 4-starred, I think it is not far off from a 5-starred hotel. This hotel fronts the riverside promenade and offers a great view of the Sarawak River with its "tambang" - river sampan ride.


The Hilton Kuching is within walking distance of Tua Pek Kong Temple, and approximately seven miles from Kuching International Airport. This location is less than half a mile from the Chinese History Museum, Fort Margherita, and the Sarawak Museum.

Hotel amenities include the gym, rooftop pool, floodlit tennis courts, sauna and steam bath, massage treatments, tropical gardens, kids' pool and mini-playground, Toh Yuen (traditional Chinese restaurant), Waterfront Cafe (informal restaurant with views of Sarawak River and Fort Margherita), Matang Terrace, Steakhouse, and Mizube (sushi and oyster bar).

The hotel also offers room service, concierge assistance, babysitting, valet laundry service, a business center, banquet facilities, express checkout, on-site shopping, and 24-hour front desk service. All rooms feature satellite TV, Internet connections, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrooms telephones, hairdryers, desks, and safes. {source}


As I was saying, this hotel gives you a good starting point to explore the city due to its excellent location. Just take a stroll along the Main Bazaar which is just to the left of the hotel and you will see some pre-war buildings which are still maintained to good condition till today. These buildings / shops sell some of the best handicrafts available in Kuching - wood-carvings, pua kumbus, rattan mats, etc. The well known art gallery of Ramsay Ong is also situated around the corner.

Currently, rates start from USD43.00 to USD51.28 per night.


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It is Visit Malaysia Year 2007(well, that has passed but this site continues)! As my small contribution to the success of VMY 2007 (and beyond), I am highlighting the hotels and resorts in Malaysia with their current promotions and deals. Where I have been to some of the hotels or resorts, I will also give an honest review about the hotel or resort so that you will have a more informed opinion about that place. Unless I mention otherwise, all posts herein are voluntarily made and I receive no payment from the hotels or resorts concerned.