Review: Alila Bangsar – A Zen-Like Oasis in The Heart Of The City

Tucked in a quiet corner of the Brickfields neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, Alila Bangsar is a relatively new boutique hotel by Singapore-based luxury hotel and resort chain Alila; the brand’s first in Malaysia. The hotel has been gaining a steady clientele, mainly business folks and couples looking for a chill place to relax within the city, but still close enough to business and entertainment hubs. … Continue reading Review: Alila Bangsar – A Zen-Like Oasis in The Heart Of The City

Hotel Review: Staycation @ Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

I remember Moo scoffing when she first heard of ‘staycations’, saying: “Why stay in a hotel (read: spend money) when you’re like 30 minutes from home?” But that’s exactly it. Staycations are perfect for when you don’t want to travel too far or jostle with crowds at popular tourist spots, but still want to unwind and get some well-deserved R&R. With the hectic lifestyles we … Continue reading Hotel Review: Staycation @ Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Review: Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, Thailand

Hey, guys! I recently had the pleasure of staying at Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach, a leading luxury resort in Phuket, ie Thailand’s largest island. They were kind enough to host me for several nights in exchange for a review (while I ran around the island sniffing out stories for work), so a big thank you, especially to the marcomms team! PS: Since I’ve … Continue reading Hotel Review: Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, Thailand

Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

With its grand, sweeping staircases and elegant interiors, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur has long been considered the grand dame of five star luxury hotels in the city. Having been around for a number of years, the decor was getting dated – so the hotel underwent a multimillion-dollar facelift, with refreshed dining concepts and more rooms. Weekend getaway, here I come! The first thing that greets … Continue reading Hotel Review: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Review: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Tucked along a quiet stretch of Jalan Kamunting and surrounded by heritage buildings, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur is a luxury boutique hotel – ideal for business people and couples who enjoy the convenience of being close to the city centre, minus the chaotic hustle and bustle. I’ve been eyeing to stay there for some time now, and Mother’s Day felt like the perfect reason to … Continue reading Review: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Review: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – A Night’s Stay At One of The Best Hotels In Asia

With its towering skyscrapers and vibrant lifestyle scene, Singapore is a nice place to visit. Now if only their exchange rate vs the Malaysian ringgit wasn’t so high, I’d go every weekend. 😦 As it is, my last visit was in 2016 for a travel assignment – so it was nice to be back again, even if it was just for a short trip. I … Continue reading Review: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore – A Night’s Stay At One of The Best Hotels In Asia

Review: Kea Farm Homestay @ Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

N was in town recently, and the fam and I thought it’d be perfect to show him some of our local sights – so we booked a short weekend getaway to Cameron Highlands. It has been five years since my last trip, and boy oh boy has the place changed. Even back then, it was losing its charm because of the huge influx of tourists … Continue reading Review: Kea Farm Homestay @ Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

Hotel Review: Lanjut Beach & Golf Resort, Kuala Rompin, Pahang

Think weekend getaway, think places like Penang, Malacca, Ipoh or Langkawi. Kuala Rompin probably wouldn’t be on top of the list –  but this laid back town in Pahang is inherently charming and full of hidden gems. Being close to the sea, river and forest, there are loads of activities to enjoy, and the best thing is that the area is not over commercialised (yet) –  so … Continue reading Hotel Review: Lanjut Beach & Golf Resort, Kuala Rompin, Pahang