Hotels in Malaysia

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Tanjong Jara Resort – Uniquely Malaysian

by Rosemarie John February 27, 2014

We were excited as the plane landed at the stroke of noon in Terengganu in north eastern Peninsular Malaysia. The sun beat down mercilessly on the tarmac as we walked hurriedly to the cool shade of the airport. We needed to get away from a hectic schedule and the past few weeks had been taxing .We had never been to […]

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Kampong Sucimurni – Glimpsing Malay Culture

by Joseph Ellis February 24, 2014

One evening during our stay at Tanjong Jara Resort, we strolled into a cultural gathering.  Actually our noses led us there.  There was an aroma of something cooking by the beach and sounds of laughter and gaiety in the air. So away we went to investigate the source of merriment and behold what an enjoyable evening it turned out to […]

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An Invigorating Experience at Tanjong Jara Resort Spa Village – Terengganu, Malaysia

by Joseph Ellis February 18, 2014

I had passed by the Spa Village at Tanjong Jara Resort on the first day I arrived. It looked very inviting and serene. I was waiting for my chance to sample some of the great massages they have listed there on their menu. And so the next day around late morning I scheduled a date with the Spa Village and […]

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Tanjong Jara Resort – Bewitchingly Beautiful

by Rosemarie John February 13, 2014

It’s late at night at Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu. We sit here in the balcony of our room watching the dancing tide wash the shore. The strong breeze singing a soothing lullaby with its salty breath over our tired bodies. The time and tide are racing towards ushering in Valentine’s Day. We are in love, lost in the ambience of […]

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Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour – A Johor Getaway

by Rosemarie John October 20, 2013

Situated a mere 20 minutes from Senai International Airport in Johor, Malaysia and easily accessible from Singapore’s Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints, the Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour is an up-scale delight for a 4 star accommodation. It is trendy and contemporary and the rooms have retro modern furniture, crisp white bedding and comfortable work desks.  One big perk here is that […]

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Gaya Island Resort: Unravelling Senses

by Rosemarie John August 7, 2013

It was surrounded by the sounds of the sea. The air reverberated with the song of seagulls as the waves gently danced on the beach humming a tune of their own. The air smelt slightly salty and the strong gust tousled our hair as the speed boat sped towards Gaya Island. In the brilliant sunshine and as the green fans […]

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Gaya Island Resort – A Snorkellers and Divers Paradise

by Rosemarie John July 19, 2013

Nothing is more exciting than a day filled with snorkelling, diving and simply partaking in water activities while you are at Gaya Island Resort (GIR).  Located just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and set on the shores of Pulau Gaya, the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, GIR offers the perfect backdrop to uncover the underwater […]

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Sunset Cruise Along Malohom Bay, Borneo

by Rosemarie John July 13, 2013

>As enchanting as sunrises are, sunsets are truly bewitching. That unique moment when the sun disappears below the western horizon is truly exceptional when you share it with someone special. Experiencing the vibrant colours painted across Mother Nature’s canvas with Joseph by my side was so magical and what made it even special was that we were aboard a luxury […]

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Picnicking on a Private Beach in Borneo

by Rosemarie John July 8, 2013

The hum of the rumbling speedboat engine soon faded away as we were hypnotized by what was enfolding in front of us. Though still aboard the speeding boat our minds were already ashore. Our gaze fixed firmly on the glistening turquoise waters, the golden sand, and the beach that stretched like a crescent moon shape forming the Tavajun Bay enclave […]

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Macalister Mansion – Experience Aristocracy

by Rosemarie John June 27, 2013

On a road filled with dilapidated colonial structures, the majestic ivory coloured Macalister Mansion (MM) on Macalister Road on Penang Island stands out with its preserved heritage style and golden eagles in its driveway. With a 20-month restoration behind them, this 17,286 sq ft property was going to be home for the next two nights. Unlike pulling up on a […]

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