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#MerdekaDay: A Journey To Iconic and Historical Places This Merdeka Day 2018

1/ Step back in time to admire the glory days in the past at Old Malaya

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Old Malaya

If you want to be drifted back to the colonial time while enjoying lip-smacking delights, you cannot simply ignore Old Malaya. Located at Jalan Raja Chulan, the 99-year-old colonial building has been transformed from a prominent residential area to a dilapidated sanctuary and finally the home of numerous heritage-modelled restaurants that are much loved by Malaysians and tourists. Amongst towers of offices and gigantic malls, this old landmark stands out as a unique, worth-visiting aesthetic legacy to step back in time and value our past. Come to Old Malaya if you love to appreciate the glory days of Kuala Lumpur in the past through the remaining ornate walls that harken back to the old days.

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The journey to Old Malaya wouldn’t be complete without sitting at a restaurant here to revel in the magnificent view of the iconic KL Tower or the serene ambiance of this culinary enclave. If you have a knack for steak, there is no reason why you should not opt for one of the best steakhouse in town – PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya. If you are into Malaysian-accented culinary with a modern twist, walk in Manja and it won’t let you down. Pier 12 Seafood Tavern will bring you to the sea with its freshest seafood while Luce Osteria Comtemporanea is where you can find yourself an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Junior Chellapa will gratify your Indian food craving by showering you with authentic Indian dishes.

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KL Tower

A few minutes further from Old Malaya and you will set your foot on the highest telecommunications tower in Southest Asia – KL Tower. As the highest and most spectacular tower of Kuala Lumpur currently, the gleaming KL Tower has a spindle-like apex that allows visitors to admire the city centre. Boasting a theatre, an amphitheatre and beautiful cascading pools, this tower is a definite must-see sightseeing attraction. A visit to KL Tower would not be fulfilled without treating yourself to modern authentic Malaysian and international cuisine while rejoicing in the most spectacular view of the city centre at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower.

 

2/ Visit Historical Trio at Once – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square, National Museum of Malaysia

The more the better, you ask? Buckle up and visit these famous landmarks – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square and National Museum of Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Designed by one of the most prolific British colonial architects – Arthur Benison Hubback, the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station has marked its 118 years old this year and one who came here would not stop admiring the gorgeous facade of the gazetted heritage building, the dome-capped pavilions along the roof line and the Renaissance-like verandas with arched colonnade.

Merdeka Square

It would be a miss if you don’t visit Merdeka Square where the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time and take joy in the annual Merdeka Parade here. Keep in mind that when you are admiring the lofty flagpole that holds the flag of Malaysia, you are actually seeing one of the top highest flagpoles in the world! Merdeka Square is not only a historical place itself but is also ringed by the majestic charm of heritage buildings such as the prominent Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. Take a few steps further and you can pay the renowned Chinatown a visit.

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National Museum of Malaysia

Finally, don’t forget to spend your time in the National Museum (Muzium Negara) which is the most principal museum of Malaysia. Set up in 1963, the museum is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage. With its magnificent exhibitions and galleries, the museum imparts knowledge through the country’s historical past. Remember to admire the 3 note-worthy galleries here which are the History Gallery that traces back to the original days, the Cultural Gallery with a collection of various aspects of Malaysian culture and the Metalwork and Musical Instruments Gallery that showcases ceremonial ornaments and instruments.

Feeling peckish after wandering for so long? Don’t worry as there are a plethora of delectable food around for you to pamper yourself.

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Just take a few steps away from the National Museum of Malaysia and you will reach Hilton Kuala Lumpur which is well-known for its notable restaurants. Rest at the newly refurbished The Lounge to adore the picturesque scenery or find yourself a comfortable seat at the polished marble counter at Oro Cafe with a freshly baked croissant.  Yearn for a big meal? Walk in the all-day-dining Vasco’s for an impressive buffet of Asian and international favourites or savour classic dishes at the authentic modern European restaurant – Graze. You can also delight your taste buds with Japanese dishes at Iketeru or dwell in prime aged meat cuts or robatayaki-style skewers at Chambers Grill. Don’t hesitate to go for Chynna where the marinated-to-perfection Peking Duck will satiate your taste buds.

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A few minutes further to Bangsar area and you are in the heaven of food! Head to La Bodega BSC if you are searching for Spanish food or Madam Kwan’s BSC if you love Malaysian-accented dishes. Visit Vineria.IT for authentic Italian delights or dance your way to Dancing Fish for lip-smacking Malay and Indonesian flavors. You can also opt for a Western meal at Ben’s Bangsar Shopping Centre or The Daily Grind Bangsar.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle, Jalan Bangkung is a great choice where a long line of eminent restaurants are set to whet your appetite. Savour Italian dishes at Opus Bistro or Leonardo ‘s Dining Room & Wine Loft, indulge yourself in Western food at Bobo KL, Lucky Bo or relish Spanish delights at Cava.

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Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois

Still want more choices? We have got your back! Take a short drive to Damansara Heights to treat yourself to Japanese Tapas (aka Japas) at Babe which is conceptualized by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey or relish Asian fusion dishes at PLOY. If you love contemporary Chinese cuisine, walk in Way Modern Chinois and try their iconic truffle roast duck or go to The Point or Mezze Bar & Bistro in case you are craving for Western-fusion delights.

 

 

 

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Promotions in Malaysia, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

MOTHER’S DAY PROMOS 2018

 

 KUALA LUMPUR 

 

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PLOY

Time: 03 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treat your beloved mother to a 6-course meal including Angus Beef, Steamed Seabass, fresh seafood and more!
Location:
Ploy Damansara: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights.

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SOLEIL

Price: RM160++
Time:
 13 May, 2018, 11am – 3pm.
What’s Special: Head to Soleil and a feast is waiting for you! Savour Mother’s Day Brunch with unlimited order of delectable food including Starters, Main Courses and Desserts.
Location: Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena.

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SAPORE

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A Free Paella/Sangria/Mocktail for your family with minimum spending of RM 50 and free chocolate for all super mothers!
Location: 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang.

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MAISON FRANCAISE

Price: From RM148++.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A Sunday Brunch menu specially curated for this Mother’s Day with the choice of seafood, Confit of Lamb Leg, Lobster Ravioli and more.
Location: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng.

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ESSENCE,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Time:  13 May, 2018.
Price:
RM123 nett/adult; RM61.50 nett/child.
What’s Special:
 Make a Mother’s Day Brunch reservation & win a FREE spa session for your mother at Mandara Spa (T&Cs apply).
Location: Level 1, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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CELESTIAL COURT,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM138 nett/person; RM69/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treat your Mother to an Imperial Dim Sum Brunch this Mother’s Day and be the first 20 people to get a FREE spa for her.
Location: Level 3, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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VILLA DANIELI RESTAURANT,
SHERATON IMPERIAL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM123 nett/adult, RM61.50 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Treating her to an authentic Italian Brunch & stand a chance to win her a free spa session.
Location: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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IKETERU,
HILTON KUALA LUMPUR

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy a comprehensive and alluring menu of a traditional and innovative combination. For every RM500, you can get RM200 voucher for your next visit.
Location: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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TANGERINE,
THE FACE SUITES

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy 3-course set lunch, 3-course set dinner & 5-course set dinner with the best produces such as Angus Beef, Lobster or Japanese Wagyu Beef.
Location: THE FACE Suites, 1020 Jalan Sultan Ismail.

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RAMA V FINE THAI CUISINE

Price: From RM479 nett for 4 persons.
Time:  07 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Delectable dishes are waiting for you at the restaurant in 2 special set menus. The set will come with a complimentary mug.
Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant.

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TWO-OX FRENCH BISTRO BAR

Price: RM130++ per pax
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A 4-course set menu with Foie Gras, Seared Lobster Meat, Josper Grill Grass Fed Tenderloin and more.
Location: 56G, Jalan Doraisamy.

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WONDERMAMA BANGSAR VILLAGE

Time: 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour traditional Asian cuisine and get a free Wondermama bowl with minimum spending of RM80 per single receipt.
Location: G6, Bangsar Village. 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru.

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ROCKU YAKINIKU

Price: RM 69.90++.
Time:
 13 May, 2018; from 5pm onwards.
What’s Special: Savour an abalone, 100 gm Roasted Duck, unlimited Kurobuta and drinks of 4 festive favorites. Don’t forget to take a free photoshooting!
Location:
ROCKU Yakiniku Pavilion: Lot 07.01.03, Level 7, Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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LINK – ALL DAY DINING

Price: RM98 nett per adult; RM49 nett per child.
Time:
 13 May, 2018; from 12pm – 3pm.
What’s Special: A tantalizing hi-tea buffet with sumptuous foods to delight your Queen. Get a chance to win a complimentary stay at the hotel as well!
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No. 1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3.

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ZENDE RESTAURANT,
SERI PACIFIC HOTEL

Price: RM95nett/adult; RM47 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: A special Mother’s Day Hi Tea full of activities such as cooking show, complimentary massage or flower making.
Location: Lobby Level, Seri Pacific Hotel, Jalan Putra.

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SPICES @ FURAMA

Price: RM68nett/adult; RM34nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: A chilling Hi Tea for your super Mom with fun mother & child games and lucky draw prizes.
Location: Furama Bukit Bintang, 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah.

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LA MEXICANA AMPANG

Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Enjoy this special day with great food and special cocktail, rose and Free Spa voucher for your Mom at Energy Spa.
Location: Nihonkan, 347, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Ampang.

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DONDANG SAYANG COFFEE HOUSE,
CORUS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Price: RM88 nett/adult; RM46 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: Treasure your Mom with a nice hi-tea, fun games, fun games, lucky draws and clown appearance for the whole family to enjoy!
Location: Lobby Level, Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Ampang.

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 PETALING JAYA

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SIGNATURE THE ROOF

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: All mothers can savor Signature’s limited menu items for Free including Smoked Duck Aglio Olio, Pan Fried Salmon and more. (T&Cs apply).
Location: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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YEZI THE ROOF

Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Savour the restaurant’s famous coconus-based broth and get a complimentary White Fungus Peach Resin Dessert for your Queen.
Location: Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

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GENJI

Time: 13 May, 2018; from 5pm onwards.
What’s Special: memorable buffet lunch for your awe-inspiring woman. Learn how to wear a Kimono and have the chance to win attractive prizes.
Location: Level 1, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2 Jalan Barat, PJS 52.

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CINNAMON COFFEE HOUSE,
ONE WORLD HOTEL

Price: RM128 nett/ adult for Hi Tea; RM140 nett/adult for Buffet Dinner.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special:  Special Hi Tea and Buffet Dinner will be held to honor your awesome Mom.
Location: Level C, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre.

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ZUAN YUAN CHINESE RESTAURANT,
ONE WORLD HOTEL

Price: From RM688.00nett for four persons.
Time:  07 May – 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special:  3 special set menus for Mother’s Day for lunch and dinner including the Braised 18 head Abalone, Oven Baked Tiger Prawn.
Location: Level G, One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre.

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GRAND IMPERIAL RESTAURANT USJ 19

Price: From RM898 nett for 6 persons.
Time:  21 May – 13 June, 2018.
What’s Special: Have a Happy Mother’s Day Feast with professional live band performance, a lucky draw and sumptuous food.
Location: Lot No. 2.171, 2nd Floor, The 19 USJ City Mall, Jalan Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 19.

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OTHERS

 

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MAKAN KITCHEN,
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON JOHOR BAHRU

Price: RM108 nett/adult.
Time:  12 & 13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: Experience exciting live-cooking stations with choices of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes and get her a manicure session.
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

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MACALISTER MANSION

Price: RM150 nett for 2 persons.
Time:  13 May, 2018.
What’s Special: A high tea crafted exclusively by the restaurant’s culinary team with scrumptious savoury bites, desserts and sweets.
Location: Macalister Mansion, 228, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Penang.

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THIRTY TWO AT THE MANSION

Price: RM88 nett/adult; RM46 nett/child.
Time:  13 May, 2018; 12.30pm – 4pm.
What’s Special: While savour fine cuisine and admire the beautiful scenery, your Mom will be surprised by a complimentary stalk of rose by the restaurant.
Location: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang.

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5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu

5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu in Kuala Lumpur

Shabu-shabu is a perfect option for a delicious and uniquely Japanese meal with a fun, social element to it, easy to make and even easier to eat.

Originated in Osaka during the 1950s, this mysteriously-named dish, Shabu-Shabu is a popular style of nabemono, or Japanese hot pot, featuring paper-thin slices of tender meat and fresh vegetables cooked together in a large open pot. The best thing about shabu-shabu is that the ingredients can be customized to one’s own taste and preferences, from a decadent meal of A5-ranked wagyu beef to a healthy vegetarian spread full of fresh produce.

 

Iketeru

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Iketeru at Hilton Kuala Lumpur is helmed by the affable Japanese Executive Chef Ricky Kamiishi. Using only quality produce and ingredients, Iketeru’s shabu-shabu set comes with beef strip, vegetable platter, edamame, California Maki, fruits and three choices of soup. Experience this group-dining-friendly shabu-shabu set on weekends, available from noon to 2:30pm at only RM188 nett for 2 – 4 persons. Diners who order shabu-shabu set will get their parking fees waived.

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Sou Omakase Dining

5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu_Sou Omakase Dining

Quietly tucked at the ground floor of The Gardens Mall, Sou Omakase Dining offers great quality Japanese cuisine which captures hearts of many including former prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir. The restaurant changes its menu seasonally. The latest menus feature 2 types of shabu-shabu courses which the Japanese Snow Crab and Wagyu Beef are respectively the highlights. Both 8-course shabu-shabu set courses are available at RM280 per set during dinner service only.

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Ishin Japanese Dining

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Ishin Japanese Dining along Old Klang Road is a Japanese restaurant serving genuine Japanese and Kaiseki style cuisines that are cooked to order. The chef team prepares the meals freshly using ingredient imported from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market with the finest ingredients of the season. At Ishin, shabu-shabu lovers will find their love in Vegetable and Beef in Clear Dashi Based Soup (Australian Beef).

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Genji Japanese Restaurant

5 Best Restaurants for Great Quality Shabu-Shabu_Genji Japanese Restaurant

Known as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Petaling Jaya, Genji Japanese Restaurant at Hilton Petaling Jaya is a modern Japanese restaurant, with several sections such as a sushi bar, main restaurant, two teppanyaki counters, and six private dining rooms which focuses on providing extra privacy for diners. The Shabu-Shabu dish offered by Genji comes with slices of high quality Wagyu beef which definitely melt your hearts. From now till 23rd April 2017, diners who make a reservation via TABLEAPP are entitled a 20% off on food.

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Kofuku Japanese Cuisine

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Located at Seri Pacific Hotel, the MIGF Award winning restaurant, Kofuku Japanese Cuisine delights its guests with its wide array of Japanese cuisine including this Shabu-Shabu that features  200g of slices of thin cut beef and vegetables boiled in kombu (kelp) based soup. Kombu are used in soups to nutritionally and flavourfully enrich the soup base. What’s better? Diners who make a reservation via TABLEAPP are entitled a 20% off on total bills!

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