Malaysia

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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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Hello Kitty Town – Rekindling Memories of Childhood

by Joseph Ellis October 18, 2013

Some forty years ago, Yuko Shimizu created a cute character called Kitty White for Shintaro Tsuji the founder of Sanrio. This cute kitten is known the world over as Hello Kitty and has inspired a themed restaurant and maternity hospital in Taiwan, a couple of theme parks in Japan and now a Hello Kitty Town in Nusajaya Johor, Malaysia. Fresh […]

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Legoland Malaysia – Childlike Delight Awaits

by Joseph Ellis October 18, 2013

Ever imagined yourself as Gulliver among Lilliputian buildings?  It’s even more exciting if those buildings were famous world landmarks like the Taj Mahal,  The Great Wall of China, Forbidden City or the Petronas Towers. And what if I have to tell you that this fantasy is possible indeed. On a rather humid morning recently, Rosemarie and I decided to embark […]

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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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Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort – An Enthralling Getaway!

by Rosemarie John May 22, 2013

Shangri-La, an imaginary land depicted in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton isn’t so imaginary after all. Hidden amidst lush tropical vegetation that opens out to the South China Sea, is the magical Rasa Ria Resort. Magical for its pristine sand, warm waters, 400 acres of gardens, a 64 acre nature reserve and excellent dining and accommodation options. A […]

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A Relaxing Evening at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

by Joseph Ellis April 18, 2013

If a luxurious stay at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur wasn’t already a weekend of true relaxation, an evening at the Majestic Spa and Truefitt and Hill topped it off just like a dollop of freshly whipped cream on scoops of gelato! The Majestic Spa The first impression you form when you walk into The Majestic Spa is the fact […]

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