Our review for today is about the EDC Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This is a 3-star hotel located along Jalan Raja Laut that offers a wide range of services and amenities. They have 242 rooms including 6 suites, 7 function halls and a ballroom that could fit up to 500 people. Huge right? Let’s get into details from our experience.We got a Deluxe Triple room and it did not disappoint! It had a theme that showcased history shown in pictures hanged on the wall. This was sweet for our 2 nights stay.Even the walls on the hotel were filled with photos from the past. It was nice to bring your parents or elders here because they will get to remember memories from some of the photos for sure. Shafa’s mom had fun reminiscing while looking at the photos.There was also a walkway connecting Block A and Block B with blue lighting which makes the place very unique and interesting. Our son loved this color and he was really amazed walking in here.First off, we went to Sudirman Café located in EDC Hotel itself. Watch below live video, recorded on Facebook, to see how the cafe looks like, and some explanations on the set menu.We ordered Set C from their Express Set Menu which had Stir Fried Cashewnut Chicken, Vegetable Soup With Japanese Tofu, Mixed Vegetables and White Rice all for only RM 15.00.The café interior was nice with classic songs from the legendary Sudirman and the menu prices were reasonable. My mom even commented the chicken was very good (watch below video) !We all know how moms can be very honest with food, so the food was really good.We also had our breakfast at the Café and our son enjoyed his breakfast.After that we went for some stroll. We were able to have a day trip at the KL Tower!But since Shafa’s 69-year old mom was joining and this will require a lot of walking, we just decided to not go up. Instead, we walked around the area to check out other spots.We were able to walk by a Jelutong tree which was located within the vicinity of KL Tower.It was very nice to know that this more-than-100-years-old tree was preserved and our kids will still get to see this.There was also the Blue Coral Aquarium within the KL Tower compound.There were so many aquariums inside with different sorts of fish that our toddler can’t stop yelling “FISH!” whenever he sees one. He had so much fun!We had to head back to the hotel already for dinner and we ordered the same Express Set Menu but different set. There was another big group of people who were having a family day. Watch below live video recorded on Facebook to see what we ordered and how the event looks like!Then here we were on our last breakfast buffet here!They have a wide range of breakfast food from full meals, soup to even cereals. Surely even kids will love this. Watch below live video recorded on Facebook to have a feel & look of the food!
We stayed at the Klana Beach Resort for the weekend and the experience was awesome! This is personally one of our favorite resorts.
As we entered our room, we were already greeted by romantic decorations just perfect for a couple’s getaway.
But of course our son was with us so this was now an awesome family room!
The view from our room was wonderful. You get to see the relaxing waters and the observatory which we also visited. I’ll tell more about that later. Watch the above live video recorded on Facebook to have a feel of how the room looks like, and the view from our room!
Speaking of dining, located not far from the resort was PD Famous Cendol Coconut Shake Power RM2!
This is the perfect place to go to if you are looking for some icy desserts that would really be nice in a hot summer weather.
You can marvel at the beautiful sunset view if you happen to chill out near the pool and the observation tower. This is the perfect spot to just sit and have some quiet time while enjoying the treats of nature.
I should mention that Klana Beach Resort is an astronomy themed resort. This is very interesting not just to the adults inclined to stars but also to little kids (like my son) who is very intrigued in astronomy. The star studded ceiling with a real telescope nearby really puts you in a mood for some stargazing. This decoration will greet you as soon as you enter the lobby of the resort. What a pleasant surprise right?
The resort arranged a candle light dinner for us and the ambiance was just romantic.
We got a rose as a welcome and rose petals everywhere on the path to our table.
Nothing better than a romantic dinner with the two gentlemen in my life.
We had Seafood Salad for appetizer and that’s just the start!
We also had Mushroom Soup for our second appetizer 😂
The main course was very good that we filled our tummies well. We had Grilled Lamb Rack & Tenderloin Steak.
Watch the below live video recorded on Facebook for a feel of the romantic ambience!
During our visit at the resort, we went up to the observation tower to see what’s inside (since we’ve never been to one!).
We managed to get a glimpse of Mars through the telescope.
Our toddler was able to be an astronaut… Well at least for a photo ha-ha!
The next day, we walked along the pools of the resort.
There was a crowd because of the weekend but the pools are divided to open to all, women only and kids.
Our son enjoyed the kid’s pool along with other kids.
Just beside the kid’s pool is the women’s only pool with a wall that would preserve the privacy of the women’s pool. All of the pools were overlooking the beach which really emphasizes the vacation feels. Watch the below live video recorded on Facebook to get a feel of the pool environment.
At dinner time, we had a chance to have our dinner during Pasma Night, which is a charity dinner that collects donations for the needy.
You get to eat and proceeds from the dinner bill will be very beneficial for the less fortunate.
The setup of the dinner area are by booths where you can pick your food and beverage.
There is a board named “Food for Needy” where the vouchers go as a mark of the guests donations. Watch the below live video to have a good idea of the Pasma Night. We even managed to get some staffs to talk in the video!
On our final day at the resort, we had our breakfast again with a view of the beach. Alternatively, you can have your breakfast inside if the outdoors is too warm for you. They serve a lot of traditional foods for breakfast at the buffet. We were too full after eating which means the food here was really good. Watch below live video to see the view, as well as what they have for breakfast buffet!
We would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quick getaway. It was very convenient and the rooms are wonderful. It was really worth the time!
Our last mini-vacation was well spent at the Glory Beach Resort. This may not be a new place for you since they are known for participating in some festivals and events that support animal and nature. But in this blog post, I would like to highlight their accommodation and the amazing experience our family had.
Our apartment had a very spacious living room. Our toddler really loved the space that he kept running around! There was just enough space to set up the dining area and living room.
Then our master bedroom has a comfy interior and has its own bathroom and an awesome view of the waters. The bathroom was somewhat small but it was nice and neat.
There was also a second and third bedroom, just perfect for extra family members or friends if you want to travel in groups. There’s a common bathroom too!
The apartment’s kitchen was also a little small but it was equipped with a fridge and most of the basic things you’ll need in a kitchen.
Well enough of the apartment, let’s get to the more vacation-y details of this stay! Just looking from the balcony of our apartment, you get to see the huge swimming pools, the beach, and the Grand Lexis Resort.
Our toddler enjoyed watching the sunset from the balcony. It was very beautiful and very calming but it also meant that it’s now time for dinner.
For dinner we ordered the Family Set at Coffee House. We would like to share some photos of our meal but we will talk more about this awesome dinner on another blog post.
When we got back to our apartment, the balcony view was very serene and romantic. There were also fireworks because it was the eve of Lunar New Year.
During the day, the view from our balcony was just way more awesome than the sunset. It was so gorgeous that our toddler got too excited and wanted to go out immediately! So we went out for a stroll at the beach.
Our toddler was too excited and brave that he didn’t even want us to hold him. He really just wanted to enjoy this at his own pace!
After having lunch, we decided to watch a movie at their auditorium. Our toddler was already tired from all the walking so he just slept. That was a good thing though because the movie was scary ha-ha! But it was a good movie.
Then we continued this tour to the Mini Petting Zoo. And yes it was inside the resort! Our child got to see birds. Too bad the rabbits were taking some rest so we didn’t get to play with them. There was also some educational story about The Rabbit & The Tortoise which was nice to remind the kids of this moral story. There were also some tortoise in the Mini Petting Zoo.
We were walking back just in time for that perfect family picture with the sunset!
We had barbeque for dinner on our second night and don’t worry, We’ll give you more details on this on another blog post.
Fortunately, we were brought on tour by the GM to the Wave Café. Usually when they have huge crowds, he would invite some guests here for breakfast. This was also the place where they held private events. Just beside the entrance was a chill out place if you want to spend some time just sitting or resting for a bit.
The layout of the place was just long with an overlooking view of the beach that it really gave the feeling that you were dining right alongside the shore. There was even a birthday decoration ready for a celebration!
And of course it was awesome that they had a playground! Mommies like me would get the joy in this because that means that parents can celebrate with ease. We love the unique seats and the photo booth!
Continuing this experience, of course we need to see some turtles! There was a little education about green turtles and the Hawksbill Turtle. The talk was made interesting because it was given by the very bubbly & friendly staff, Yatie the “Mama Turtle”. This was very nice that they get to educate kids and guests about the importance of keeping our environment clean. And the way they laid out the talk just kept the kids eager to learn more!
After learning about the environment and turtles, it was time for us to check out already. Thank you Glory Beach Resort for arranging the #GloriousStay ! We will definitely recommend this experience to friends.
Our family had an awesome mini vacation when we checked-in to the Pinetree Marina Resort located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
It was a much needed break for our family and a good opportunity for us to try out something new. We know this review is a little late since we were there before Lunar New Year but this hotel is awesome that you wouldn’t mind reading this a little late. Ha-ha!
So let’s get started on the interior design of the hotel lobby! Since as we’ve mentioned that we went there before the Lunar New Year, it was very festive. The decorations added color to the modern design of the lobby.
We also noticed their modern security features. They made sure that no outsiders will be able to enter the premises, since you need to use your access card to enter the hotel area and to use the elevator (double security).
There was also a camera at the reception area and their check in procedure was very smooth and fast.
We were given apartment 13-07!
On the way to our apartment, we noticed a posting in the elevator to let the guests know that the recreational facilities are at level 3. Upon seeing this, we got giddy to throw our stuff in our apartment and rush to the 3rd floor already!
Upon opening the door of our apartment, we were amazed with the super nice living room! It was in a size that you won’t worry to feel cramped even with a kid who likes running around.
Aside from its amazing décor, we also had a stunning view from the balcony. We could see Singapore and the JB-Singapore Bridge!
The apartment had a beautiful dining area that would fit 4 people just right for a family meal.
The kitchen design was also very simple yet elegant. We loved the black and white!
We were also provided cups for tea and coffee if we need to warm up a bit. And of course, bottled waters!
The coffee and tea set is perfect if you have to work on something while checked-in because the room has a dedicated study area.
The kitchen was also complete if you want a longer stay. They have utensils provided, a full-sized fridge with freezer (a plus for breastfeeding mommies who store milk), and a cook top.
Our apartment had 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom en-suite and another one common bathroom. They were very consistent with the simple but elegantly modern motif with the rooms. The colours were very much relaxing that it makes you want to jump on the bed and sleep soundly.
The bathrooms were very neat yet gives you enough space to move around.
They also provided us toiletries and towels for us to be able to enjoy the bathtub (Yes there’s a tub!) and shower well.
Inside the master’s bedroom was a large closet with a vault to keep your valuables in it.
There were also bathrobes for use. The size of the closet would fit our things in perfectly, given that we bring a little more than usual travelers do because we have a toddler with us (you know, those extra clothes and extra stuff).
Did we mentioned that they also have a laundry area with detergents provided? This is just perfect if you need to do some quick washes especially for my son’s clothes if ever we will have spill accidents.
Our breakfast was served at Fraser’s Place, located beside the Pinetree Marina Resort. They are two different establishment but under the same owner.
The concept of the breakfast was half buffet, which means general food were served in a buffet manner but you need to order your main dish as complimentary. Of course we ate enough breakfast to fuel us for our activities!
So we finally got to the exciting 3rd floor. We immediately saw the spectacular view from the swimming pool. Talk about ultimate relaxation by the pool!
Of course there were rules and regulations of the pool for the guests’ safety.
The playground was also just beside the swimming pool.
It was awesome that they provided other relaxation material if you don’t want to be in the water. They have chilling seats beside the pool and in the water itself!
They also had an exercise place near the pool. It made us feel like we were just in the park but with a wonderful relaxing view.
There was a sauna/steam room but it was under maintenance during our stay, so we didn’t get to try it.
Their gym was also perfectly located beside the pool, so you can do your workout routine while watching the family have fun outside.
As for the kids, they have a children’s library and playroom equipped with kid safety materials. This is awesome for a bonding time with your kids!
Also, they have an adult’s library just adjacent to the children’s library.
This resort really has everything you will ever need for an ultimate stay! We must say that staying overnight might not be enough if you want to try all of their facilities but this is surely a resort we’d book again in the future.
In the lobby, there was also a nice sitting area with books that you can sit down and read and enjoy yourself while you relax.
We were greeted by the front desk staff in which they were very friendly and accommodating and checking in and out was a breeze.
Room rates were very affordable ranging from around RM100 – RM200 per night dependent on the type of room that you choose and the amount of people staying in your room.
We grabbed some of the nasi lemak and some malaysian kuih, it was absolutely delicious.
For lunch we visited the We Cafe and they had a few really great options to choose from.
We had the spaghetti bolognese and it again was really delicious.
While we were staying at the Cinta Sayang Resort, we had the ultimate plan to make the most of it and have fun of course. That is why we went to the Carnivall Waterpark and decided to see what it has in store for our fun search. And boy… it did not disappoint!
If you are looking for all kinds of water fun, then this is the spot for you! They have 2 water coaster slides that will really get that adrenaline kicking but safe enough that you don’t need to worry. It is really worth a try!
And of course, get your dose of water splashing facilities.
As for the other parts of the waterpark, they have a dining area if you get hungry from all the water adventures.
But before going to the dining place, you better head to the changing rooms which are very spacious to accommodate the bulk of people in the waterpark.
Their restrooms are nice as well.
They also have a Surau which is very considerate for the Muslims to perform prayers.
Their entrance and exit is very enticing and inviting upon first sight. They have souvenirs readily available for both locals and tourists to be able to bring home with the memory of this awesome place.
Of course safety is our first concern in places like this so it is nice to see lifeguards available at each area. You are reassured of the safety and preventive measures they observe in the vicinity so you don’t have to worry anymore and just have fun!
Did we also mentioned that a trip to this place can be as spontaneous as you want to be? Yes! They have swimming suits, casuals, and t-shirts available for sale at the entrance and exit too for as low as RM5. So you don’t have to worry about carrying bulks of clothes or being able to drop by the area but has no clothes for swimming. The Waterpark really made sure that nothing can stop you from playing and jumping in water!
Kedah. It was the first time we bring Aydeen here. In fact, it was the first time we went here together! The trip wasn’t complete before taking pictures in front of the paddy fields, of course!
Let the story of kedah be in another post. For today, we are going to focus on review of Cinta Sayang Resort!
Located in Sungai Petani, Cinta Sayang Resort is a perfect place for family getaway. Not convinced? Read on!
1. A great place to start learning to play golf
This was the first time ever we tried playing golf. We were coached by Pro Zamri, who made it all sounded easy! (ignore the sound of kids shoes – that’s our toddler running around 😂).
2. Saturday night – BBQ dinner by the pool!
One of the best BBQ dinner we’ve had so far! Located just beside the pool, the place is suitable for both romantic dinners and events.
As you can see from the above picture, half of the place was reserved by a company for their event. We were informed that if the number of pax is big enough, the resort can reserve the whole place for you!
The food were perfectly prepared then and there. We literally drool seeing this picture, reminded us of how tasty they were!
These were among other food available during the BBQ night. We arrived quite late that night (toddler alert!), but at least you have the idea of how good they tasted – they were almost finished!
P/S: Shafa’s favourite was marshmallows with chocolate fountains 😀
3. Beautiful & instagrammable lobby
Don’t get this point wrong. The whole of the resort was picturesque. And the lobby, specifically, was just perfect for some instagram update once you arrived (yes, our toddler love wefies 😂 )
What’s best, the lobby was spacious and wheelchair & stroller friendly, from lobby to the pool! Great for parents with small kids, as well as elderlies!
Only thing, we did not check whether there was lift to the hall above. Probably to check on it next time.
4. Breakfast like a king
Located just infront of the golf course, the breakfast view from the cafe was spectacular! If it’s too hot, you may have a seat inside, which features unique seats (we particularly love the swings).
These were among those available for breakfast buffet at Cinta Sayang Resort. There were also Dim Sum and Pau!
You may also choose to add cake during any meals. They were lovely! You need to pay extra for these, of course!
5. Serene golf course
The golf course was so big and have loads of scenic places. Look at how excited our toddler was, exploring the place!
For this big & beautiful place, videos are better to give you a whole view! Have a look at below video, which shows the scenery around the golf course, with buggy driven by Yusof! 🙂
Cool, isn’t it? And below is another video on some briefing on the golf course, package, etc.
6. Exciting lunch & dinner set, and the Carnivall Waterpark!
This place is truly complete getaway! The lunch & dinner sets, as well as the Carnivall Waterpark, will be written on separate posts. So keep yourselves posted!
JenjalanKami was honored to be invited by Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur to have some food tasting of their new CNY menu at Ming Palace Restaurant, located in the hotel!
Being in the CNY mood, Shafa decided to wear a casual CNY themed outfit, which she had bought years ago. Glad it still fits!
The hotel itself was lovely decorated with CNY decorations. Festive mood is in the air!
The restaurant was oriental-themed, perfect for those who are eating out to celebrate CNY.
Meet the Executive Chinese Chef behind the CNY menu – Mr. Ng Chee Wah! Beside him was the Senior Marketing Manager of Corus Hotel KL – Ms. Azlinda Mohd.
OMG we swear this was the tastiest and the most heavy full course we’ve had in our entire life! 😂
Let’s dive on into each of the dishes!
1. Lou Sang Set Of Pear And Salmon Fish Yee Sang
We started of with, first and foremost, the Pear And Salmon Fish Yee Sang! This was second or third Yee Sang for Shafa, but the tastiest one she had so far!
She’s a big fan of salmon and salads, so this dish easily became her favourite (hence, the happy face). There were pears, guava and pomelo mixed with the salmon and pine nuts. Mmmm… So yummy and crunchy!
2. Double Boiled Chicken With Abalone, Sea Cucumber And ‘Ming Mok Yee’
Have a look at Shafa’s face, and you can imagine how fragrant the broth was. This double boiled chicken soup tasted quite intense, as it is more of a tonic than a broth.
With abalone and ming mok yee added, it is said that this soup can help ward off physical and mental fatigue, improve one’s mood, regulate blood sugar levels, improve blood circulation and keep the body healthy as a whole – perfect as a dish for Chinese New Year!
3. Steamed Tiger Grouper In Supreme Soy Sauce
The dish looked so good, Shafa opened her mouth wide to eat all of them straight away (she’s a big fan of steamed fish). 😂
This Steamed Tiger Grouper drizzled with the chef’s secret Supreme Soy Sauce was so delicious! The flesh is tender, silky and super delicate – you may want to consider to ask for second serving!
4. Lemon Salad Chicken
This Lemon Salad Chicken was so good. The sauce was sweet and tangy – totally makes you feel like you’re in heaven! The chicken was crispy outside and juicy inside. We really fell in love with this dish!
5. Baked Tiger Prawn With Salted Egg Yolk
This savoury goodness was our favourite! The golden yellow dish has a sandy texture that tasted so good in each and every bite – especially since it was mixed with Nestum cereal. There’s no word to describe how good it was!
6. Fried Rice With Almond And Raisins
We totally fell in love with this dish! The combination of almond and raisins were so savoury and sweet – it pairs beautifully with other dishes in the set. This is definitely a perfect side dish for the Chinese New Year!
7. Chilled Sea Coconut With Longan
The Chilled Sea Coconut With Longan is very nourishing and cooling – perfect to beat the heat of Malaysia’s hot weather.
This dessert has many benefits for the body, such as moisturises the lungs and tonifies the kidneys – yet the sweet taste of the longan make it as scrumptious as any dessert. We wouldn’t mind eating bowls and bowls of this!
8. Sweet Dainties Duet
This dish has 2 desserts in it (hence the name duet) – which are steamed bun with red bean filling and fried ninko bun yam based with lotus paste filling.
The hot and fluffy steamed buns were irresistible! The soft and fluffy buns were stuffed with sweet red bean paste filling. As for the ninko buns, they were wrapped around lotus paste and dipped in a yam batter which were fried to perfection. They tasted so good, it made us want to have a second serving!
The set menu starts from RM 1,188 nett onwards (per table of minimum 10 persons) inclusive of one bottle of red wine or chilled orange juice with a 38% off on a second table of 10 pax.
As for the Five Prosperity ‘Lou Sang’ Menu it is priced at RM68 nett (half portion) and RM 108 nett ( for a full portion).
All promotions are available from now till 19th February 2019.
For bookings, please contact Ming Palace Chinese Restaurant at 03-2161 8888 extension 188. Or alternatively you may call the Marketing Department at extension 163.
Thank you Corus Hotel KL for having us!
Hello everyone, hope you had a nice holiday! How has it been? For us, it was hectic. Just before the holidays, we were so excited to have been invited for a 1-night stay at MOV Hotel. Here’s what we think!
1. Parking service available
Everybody knows how Kuala Lumpur is such a packed place, especially the Bukit Bintang area. Therefore, MOV hotel doesn’t have it’s own parking space. However, there is a parking service available for those who come by car, which was offered by a third party. Just ask the friendly front desk people!
2. Instagrammable spots everywhere
Ahhh… Holiday is never complete (or started) without an awesome instagram update. The waiting area is beautifully decorated, with unique seats and lightings. Even Aydeen loves them!
The hotel is seriously instagrammable everywhere! This picture was taken inside the lift on our way up to the hotel room. Excuse Shafa’s eye bags, apparently it’s normal for mothers raising active toddlers. 😂
And this was taken inside our room! Shafa would have selfie-d all day, if it wasn’t because she was dragging an 18-months-old toddler who doesn’t know how to sit still. 😌
And these were taken during breakfast! We told you the hotel is instagrammable everywhere. 😊
3. Slide to breakfast
See that white thing beside the beautiful waiting area? That’s the slide that will take you to breakfast, in case you’re bored with lifts or stairs!
And that red thing at the breakfast area? That is where you will be cushioned from the slide for breakfast! Slide your way to the homemade sausages!
4. Super friendly staffs
Now, isn’t this the first thing that anyone would review a hotel? A staff reflects the whole hotel service. So, with a smiley face and warm gestures like this, visitors will definitely come back again (we know our son would)!
5. Mesmerizing KL View
Aydeen loves windows, especially the ones where he can observe what’s happening around him. During the day you will have a great view of the busy city life.
Obviously, we loved the window too! Taking in the scenery a few seconds before Aydeen started to do things to grab our attention. You know, all those toddlers moves. 😣
We especially love the night view! Full of beautiful lightings from famous buildings. A great way to de-stress yourselves if you can’t be away from the city!
6. Beautifully Decorated Rooms
Romantic design, isn’t it? Though that design only lasted for a while before Aydeen decided to mess them up. Life with toddlers is always fun 😂
7. Non-smoking Family Room
When we told the hotel staff that we will be coming with a 1-year-old toddler, they gave us this non-smoking MOV Family Loft room. Very thoughtful!
8. Perfect for family
The MOV Family Loft comes with 1 king-sized bed and 2 single beds on the upper level. Do watch your toddlers, they will definitely love the stairs!
9. Neatly arranged facilities
The sink was situated just beside the king-sized bed. And what’s best, there are two mirrors, baby! Perfect for family with many girls (apparently I was the only one interested in the mirror for our small family of three 😂).
These were some of the facilities provided during our stay. Kiblat for Muslims are clearly signed too. Excuse our toddler, he was just too interested with the lamp above the bed. 😅
10. Scenic rooftop pool
This is our favourite picture of the stay – the swimming pool experience with a view from the rooftop! The swimming pool is quite small, though, you may want to avoid peak hours.
These were some of the views we managed to catch. We missed the night view as the time was too tight, didn’t manage to fit them in. Pretty sure parents with toddlers would understand that. 😅
11. Tourist spots nearby
These were some of the tourist spots that we managed to drive through nearby. Would have loved to visit, if it weren’t Aydeen’s bedtime already, and we only have one night!
12. Deliciously cooked breakfast
While waiting for our breakfast to be cooked (yes, cooked!), doughnuts were served. And as you can see from the picture, homemade sausages were also available.
These were the breakfast that we had. Aydeen apparently loved them, look how he was eager waiting to be fed!
We had an awesome experience with MOV hotel and will definitely come back again!