Steamboat Buffet @ Cinta Sayang Resort

Cinta Sayang Resort has an on-going promotion on Steamboat Buffet at Chips & Bites. Eat all you can. There are varieties of food available, be it ranging from seafood to vegetables or desserts.

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Seafood. Tonnes and tonnes of seafood! photo DSC_0465_zpsg5w70ww0.jpg photo DSC_0466_zpseff5eh2d.jpg photo DSC_0467_zpslinmvrgw.jpg

A few types of condiments available such as the local pickled chilli and cut chilli. Those are the ones which the locals can live without.  photo DSC_0470_zpsixvt2pcb.jpg

Easing your sweet tooth with the attractive dessert. Well, can hardly resist I admit. There will also be free flow ice-cream and cordial. photo DSC_0473_zpspun7o6bt.jpg photo DSC_0474_zpsv8llvp4s.jpg photo DSC_0475_zpsp9hepuff.jpg photo DSC_0476_zps8z2h3abv.jpg photo DSC_0477_zps9nbcwstx.jpg photo DSC_0478_zpszbccj0rq.jpg photo DSC_0494_zpstcmjpref.jpg photo DSC_0495_zpsf6fmcxbn.jpg photo DSC_0496_zpsjuy71yjt.jpg photo DSC_0497_zpsd2kgptay.jpg photo DSC_0479_zpsvbubmfd5.jpg photo IMG_9484_zps54dc0thn.jpg

Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm (Every Saturday)
Venue: Chips & Bites
Price: RM 35.00 nett/adult

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Cinta Sayang Resort
Add: Persiaran Cinta Sayang, 08000, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.
Tel: +(60) 4 441 4666
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Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Langkawi

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Life is best lived without any expectations. Waking up surrounded by serenity and this is the best place to have social media detox. Took a weekend off and I ended at this unique boutique hotel in Langkawi, known as Temple Tree which consists of 8 antique buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian origin which was formerly a coconut plantation. Large houses with various rooms. I’m sure many would love to get back in time to feel how it feels when life were much simpler, no sky scrappers, or even before Internet invaded our lives.

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Well, I never thought this could happened! I have never imagined that I can checked all the mentioned. Peace and serenity in place for a good break putting you in zen mode.

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We were served with a glass of refreshing welcome drink by the staff from Temple Tree at The Straits Restaurant & Bar. Aside from drinks & beverages, they have a menu serving food too.
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Got pretty excited to run around the houses, and here is where we can learn the history behind each house. photo DSC_0558_zpspp9p0uko.jpg photo DSC_0560_zpsnnromrsn.jpg

This is a Chinese house, once upon a time, it was located in Johor. Each building has, over its 70-110 year old history. photo DSC_0562_zpselbsjlxo.jpg photo DSC_0581_zpspcbkjdaz.jpg

Its animal-friendly, hence, cat lovers like us will certainly love seeing the felines around. photo DSC_0563_zpse9ewuzi2.jpg photo DSC_0564_zps8gy4uhxj.jpg

Let me show you the house we stayed in. Its a Penang House. That’s my sis in the toilet 🙂
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Here is how the ancient Penang House look like. This house consists of a bathroom, two bedrooms, a living room and a room for the conventional tub. photo DSC_0580_zpsilsfidx2.jpgLovely tub with hot and cold water and a shower head.
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There were two bedrooms, this is the one with two single beds equipped with TV. The satellite TV is only available in the Clubhouse.  photo DSC_0766_zpsy7lnb1bc.jpg

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Breakfast is stored in the fridge.  Once you checked in, there will be  fruits in basket, fresh milk, bottled orange juices, homemade bread, butter and jam. Separately, coffee and tea are placed in glass containers. So all we need to do was to place the slices of bread into the toaster and boil the water. Lovely. photo IMG_9685_zpsgxvhwduv.jpg

… and this is the room I slept in. photo DSC_0769_zpskllgve6b.jpg

 Enjoyed myself running around taking pictures. Every corner is worth a click. photo DSC_0686_zps6ehptgfk.jpg

Here is where the Club House and The Straits Restaurant & Bar located, where their signature gula melaka ice cream is served. photo DSC_0694_zpsdmvl83lz.jpg photo DSC_0697_zpsgrs7f9mf.jpg

Facility  – There is a swimming pool right in front of the Chinese House. Can always dip in to have a relaxing swim surrounded by the greens. photo DSC_0737_zpso7w0evmo.jpg photo DSC_0743_zpsxnmlefew.jpg photo DSC_0725_zpsgqhbbrji.jpg

Cute, aren’t they?
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Address: Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Jalan Pantai Cenang Lot 1047, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-955 1688

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Kaisen Tei by MOF @ 313@Somerset

Kaisen Tei by MOF introduces a casual dining concept that allows the guests to personalise their donburi with freshly cubed sashimi, salmon, seafood and vegetables on top of soft rice.

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Kurobuta pork or kobe of pork is used in the pork Katsu curry. Taste well and if you are not so much into carbo, always ask for less. Don’t put it to waste! Kaisen Tei by MOF uses filtered water in their cooking in order to remove chlorine which changes taste and courses of food. Food quality well maintained.

Kaisen ; A bowl of rice with mixtures of sashimis served. Here is where Kaisen Tei by MOF serves bowls of bowls of Kaisen at 313@Somerset. Yup, new in town. Kaisen Tei by MOF introduces two signature Kaisens ($16). The traditional Kaisen Don served with white rice while the other serves with fresh green salad.

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Love the fresh sashimis served and it provides a convenient way takeaway meal. The fish are freshly sliced in the kitchen and not pre-sliced. photo DSC_0843_zpsk8pgexu0.jpg photo DSC_0835_zpspqygffin.jpg

This time Kaisen Tei by MOF introduces 8 types of fish, 4 signature sauce and 11 different toppings.

Fish – Salmon, Maguro, Hamachi, Mini Hotate, Tako, Ika, Ishigaki, and Mekagiki
Signature sauce –  Kaisen, Yuku, Wafu, and Yakiniku
Toppings –  Fukake, Kurage, Negitoro, Unagi, Mentako, Taamagouyaki, Tobiki, Corn, Tempura Bits, Wasabi, and Salmon.

With the listed varieties, guests are given the privilege to mix and match their ownKaisen! photo DSC_0837_zpsqesiove5.jpg photo DSC_0839_zpstn2xkauv.jpg photo DSC_0842_zpsyyxlodfz.jpg

Here is a pretty good deal. If you are a DBS/POSB credit card holder, you are entitled a 15% discount off subtotal bill with a minimum spend of $60.  However, it is not valid on the eve of and Public Holiday. Also not valid with other promotions or credit card discounts. Valid from Mar 1st 2017 to Feb 28th 2018.

Add: 313@Somerset, 313 Somerset Road, #03-41, Singapore 238895

Opening Hours:
 Mon-Thurs 11.30am-10pm
 Eve Public Holidays/Fri and Sat 11.30am-10.30pm
 Public Holidays/Sun, PH 11.30am-10pm

Kaisen Tei is on Instagram: @MOFgroup
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Cinta Sayang Resort, Sungai Petani

This trip excites me much. First, I have not been to Cinta Sayang Resort, the second staycation of the year and second, I’ll be spending time with my sister!

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The driveway to our rooms. There is a free buggy ride to send you to your room. If you drive over, you can always park right in front of your chalets. Free parking available.
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The Room

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Here is how the rooms are like, waking up to a colourful zebra on your back. photo DSC_0295_zps0edbudad.jpg

A twin-room with two single beds. photo DSC_0296_zpsrs7fnrmm.jpg

Comes with 40″ LCD tv too!

The Bathroom
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Quiet spacious, with towels, shampoos and shower gels prepared. If you need to use the hair dryer, its upon request. Hence, you gotta call the reception to deliver one to your room. I love the rainshower.

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There is in-room wi-fi but my advise will be get yourself disconnected. Enjoy the calm and quiet place. Me? I love to be at peace. Nonetheless, get yourself a social media detox.

Swimming Pool: A dip on a sunny day.
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Gym: A run after a heavy meal

Golf Course: A few swings for the weekend be it 18 holes or at the driving range. Golf lessons are available too. It will be conducted Mizuno Gold School which provides professional coaching such as Driving Range – lessons, Short Game – lessons, teachings on 9 and 18 holes.
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A convenient store in case your stomach begin to growl in the midst of the night.
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Quiet evening to chill near the golf course while watching the sun goes down. Well, I won’t complaint about life … for now 🙂 photo IMG_9942_zps7r7n22zx.jpg photo DSC_0303_zps6bx3hirm.jpg


Cinta Sayang Resort
Add: Persiaran Cinta Sayang, 08000, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.
Tel: +(60) 4 441 4666
General Enquiries:
Golf :

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DoubleTree by Hilton JB – Executive Suite

Spending quality weekends turn out to be pretty important to me. It got upgraded to a priority since I started working and I realised that I’ve been slaving too hard. Sometimes, I need to ask myself why am I doing this to myself?! To kick off the brand new year, I’ve officiated it with a weekend staycation at DoubleTree by Hilton at Johor Bahru, usually known as DoubleTree by Hilton JB.

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Here is how its like after braving and surviving the crowd to cross the causeway from Singapore. It can be real mad but hey, let’s just look on the bright side. The idea of checking-in into an executive suite with the girlfriends ease all the sorrows. *nods head* Yes to weekends like this!

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The Room
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Kitchenette – microwave, fridge. Basic essentials to have your food prepared.
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Laundry Time! Staying in town but fret not about having less clothes packed for the trip. You can have your laundry done in the room. photo DSC_0133_zpsux6etgsj.jpg

Pillow-talk gossips
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Services & Facilities
Executive Lounge
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Swimming Pool
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Jacuzzi – How often do you find jacuzzi with a view?
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Food Hunt (within the DoubleTree by Hilton JB premises)
Makan Kitchen ; serves lunch, dinner and high-tea buffet.
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Here is where the awesome pizzas are made.
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The Food Store ; serving their signature teh tarik, nasi lemak and churros too!
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In-Room Dining

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or .. stomach begins to growl at 11.30pm? Highly recommending the Pumpkin Soup. Simply pick up the phone and dial the CareLine then place your order. photo IMG_6468_zpsuidgturf.jpg photo IMG_6601_zpspiqz4grm.jpg

There’s no trouble at all for Singaporeans to reach Double Tree by Hilton JB. Its about 15-minutes walk from the immigration or simply pay RM 5 to grab a cab.

DoubleTree by Hilton JB

Address: Menara Landmark, 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-268 6868
Website: Double Tree by Hilton

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