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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Tmall World’s Double 12 24-hour Holiday Sale Launches in Malaysia MyTown Shopping Centre

Get ready to shop at Tmall ( Alibaba’s mega 24-hour sale event will feature millions of products with special discounts available only on mobile Taobao on 12 December 2017 till your heart content.

Better still download the Taobao Mobile Apps now and shop from your phone. If you are in Kuala Lumpur, My Town Shopping Centre (next to Ikea Cheras) you can show your downloaded Taobao Mobile apps to claims your mystery gifts. Hurry Hurry.

There are hundreds of prizes, giveaways and fun-filled activities that await shoppers at Tmall World’s “Double 12 Secret Santa Box”3-Day roadshow from 10th – 12th December 2017.

“Double 12”, or more commonly known as “12.12” was first introduced in 2012 by Alibaba. The holiday sales event will run from midnight on 12 December 2017 for 24 hours. Malaysians are in for a treat this year with a wide range of products when fashion and accessories to home and living products go at unbeatable prices and discounts on Taobao and Tmall marketplaces.

Among the many exclusive promotions available to Malaysians during the “Double 12” celebrations are: 
  • Cashback offers: Shoppers who pay by Malaysia E-banking will enjoy RM20 cashback with a minimum spend of RM200 on Taobao. 
  • Sea Freight promotion: Spend RMB199 and get an instant deduction of RMB20 on sea freight charges.
  • Win exclusive Secret Santa Boxes with a host of goodies from Taobao & Tmall with purchase of RM12 through the Mobile Taobao app.

There are also some Special Interactive activities and performances that have been lined up from the 10th till the 12th of December, such as the “Gift Catcher Interactive Game” where consumers stand a chance to win treats and goodies by just downloading the Taobao Mobile app at the event; or if you’re lucky, you can walk away with a “Lucky Secret Santa Box” when you visit with friends and family, which takes place at 1.30pm and 3.30pm daily.

The launch was officiated by social fashion icon and influencer, Ms Jane Chuck; radio announcer and YouTuber, Jinnyboy; social media influencers, Michiyo Ho & Miko Wong; as well as Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2016 & Miss Chinese International 2017’s 1st Runner-Up, Ms Serene Lim,in attendance during the opening ceremony on the 10th December 2017.

So, start stocking up your gift bags, mark your calendars for the 10th – 12th December 2017, spread the holiday cheer and double your gifts when you shop for yourself, family and friends with Tmall World this 12.12! You can find out more about 12.12 promotional offers and participate in the Tmall World Double12 celebration, please visit or download the Mobile Taobao app.

MyTown Shopping Mall Location Address Map

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet Promotion @Big Apple Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet Promotion at Big Apple Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel with a festive spread that you can eat to your heart content.

Starting off with the Whole Roast Turkey Display Platter- Showpiece, Traditional chicken liver pate, Smoked salmon with traditional shavings, Walldoff Salad of Apples and celery with chopped Walnut, Turkey Ham Roll Platter- Cold Cuts, Cold German Potato salad

followed by the Slow Roast NZ Beef Sirloin

Poach Barramundi Fish Fillet in Lemon Cream Veloute for your Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet

Stir-fried prawns with celery

English Buttered Western Vegetables 

Honey Mustard Roast Chicken Drumstick Au Jus

BBQ Green Shell New Zealand Mussels with sautee Brunoise vegetables

Spaghetti Aglio- Olio

For fans of the greens; you can taste out the Capresepomodoro, Nicoise salad,
cherry tomato, Japanese cucumber, young corn, peppers, shredded chicken with pineapple and curry dressing or American coleslaw with raisin.

For the Seafood on ice; there are the Green lip mussels, Poach prawns, Salmon Sashimi, Parrot Fish slices, Tuna slices, half shell fresh oyster, scallop, bamboo clam. To go with your cold seafood are the Cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, Soyu, wasabi, pickled ginger

Roasted Whole turkey with stuffing Glazed root vegetables- carrot, radish and candied sweet potato

served with Giblet sauce and cranberry jelly

Under the dessert section is Traditional X’ Mas Puddings- with Vanilla sauce, Chocolate Éclair- Mountain, Baked Boston Cheese Cake, Cream Caramel Custard, Vanilla and chestnut yule log

Dark chocolate yule log

Fruit Flan, Tiramisu, Minced pie, Christmas pudding with Anglaise, Fruitcake with icing, Pecan pie, Christmas spiced cake

For more information on the 2017 Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Big Apple with PocoTee RM 138.00, please call Big Apple Restaurant at 03 2117 8000 (ext. 8133), Samplings On The Fourteenth (ext. 8131).

Big Apple Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Location Address Map

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur | Taman Sari Restaurant Christmas Buffet 2017 Review

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur Taman Sari Restaurant presents Christmas 2017 Eve Buffet Dinner

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur is strategically located at the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur and is a very convenient hotel to host your function and to celebrate your Christmas 2017 and New Year with a Christmas Buffet offering.

Start your Christmas dinner with a wide spread of salad

and appetizer

followed by the mains which include not to be missed the Traditional Roast Turkey with Chestnut and Sage Stuffing.

for fish lovers, you can start off with Crusted Salmon Cutlet with Pomegranate Cous Cous & Maitre D'Hotel Butter

while meat lovers can relish on the fork-tender meat of the Slow Cooked Sticky BBQ Ribs With Roots Vegetables.

Apple & Walnut Stuffed Chicken Roulade

Braised Lamb With Dried Fruits

and fans of Live BBQ can start to indulge in the offering with seafood like mussels, crabs, prawns, fish, squid

while the meat ingredients are chicken and beef cutlet.

Other dishes include the Smoked Tuna

Seared Tuna, Marinated Brussels Sprout & Orange

For dessert, you can start off with Creme Brulee

or Tangerine Custard Pie

or the other dessert spread to end your wonderful dinner.

Do take advantage of the Early Bird promotion; Book and Prepay before 15 December 2017 to be entitled to the Early Bird Special as below

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner RM115 Nett (N.P RM150.00 Nett)
Christmas Day Hi-Tea Buffet RM99 Nett (N.P RM125.00 Nett)
New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner RM130 Nett (N.P RM169.00 Nett)
New Year's Day Hi-Tea Buffet RM99 Nett (N.P RM115.00 Nett)

For more information; please call 03-2141 9988 Extension 3667.

Alternatively, step into Urban Restaurant, for a superb dining experience. Only at RM169 Nett per person, the Christmas Eve’s Dinner 5 Course Dinner at this Western restaurant features an irresistible plethora of specialities. Seafood Terrine (Avocado Sphere, Kasturi Crème Fraiche, Pickled Ginger Gel, Toasted Brioche, Caviar), Foie Gras, Turkey with Kyabetsu, Chanterelles, Celeriac Puree, Sage jus are part of the set menu.

At Songket Lounge, be entertained by our Christmas Carollers from 7.30 pm to 8.15 pm on Christmas Eve. Order your favourite drinks and snacks and dance the night away to live music entertainment by our in-house band, Dazzling Quartet.

Looking for a chic venue to dine during New Year’s Eve? Drop by at Urban and indulge your palate with our New Year’s Eve 5 Course Dinner at RM199 Nett per person. Amuse Bouche, Due Foie Gras and Angus Tenderloin are among the items in the menu.

After dinner, head on to Songket Lounge where the countdown to the New Year will take place with our in-house band, Dazzling Quartet and live DJ raising the celebration with music and dancing, from 8.00 pm onwards. 

Christmas Eve 5 Course Dinner RM130 nett (NP: RM169 nett)
New Year’s Eve 5 Course Dinner RM150 nett (NP: RM199 nett)

For your festive bookings, call 03 2141 9988, extension 3691 for Urban

Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Taman Sari Restaurant Location Map

Thursday, 30 November 2017

The Library | The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur - Ritzy Christmas 2017

This the season to be jolly at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. A collection of dining and festive specials have been specially crafted by the culinary team to usher in Christmas and New Year with great vigour and zeal. 

Be it a tête-à-tête with a dear one or a soirée with friends and family, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur’s festive curations will make this festive season a truly unforgettable one.  Do check out The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur facebook page for the latest information and promotion.


Relish in a sumptuous three or four-course Christmas Eve dinner from the Menu Du Jour at The Library. Elevate the dining experience with the Executive Chef’s special creations, featuring a succulent Roast Turkey carvery complemented by Roasted Quail, Creamy Lobster Soup, Chestnut Parfait, White Chocolate served with Christmas Pudding

You can taste the sumptuous and fresh Seafood On Ice offering of Lobsters, Prawns, Octopus, Mussels and Clams

or taste out the Fresh Gallagher Oyster with a dash of lemon and Tabasco sauce.

and for fans of Salmon, you can relish on the Smoked Salmon or the Slamin Gravalax

Dig into the succulent and juicy Roast Beef Ribs served with an array of condiments.

and indulge in the bountiful dessert delights offering

December 24, Sunday at The Library from 7pm to 11pm
From MYR 250 per person


A much-loved Ritz-Carlton tradition, the Teddy Bear-themed afternoon tea is favoured for its selection of creative and vibrant pastries, desserts and colourful festive eggnog. Children will also experience the delight of building their very own teddy bear during the Afternoon Tea, making this a meaningful family affair this season. 

December 10, Sunday at The Private Room from 3pm to 6pm 
MYR 160 per adult and MYR115 per child under 12


Indulge in a plethora of flavours at the Christmas Day Champagne Brunch. The eclectic spread will feature fresh seafood, tapas, pastas, soups, grilled meats, succulent roast turkey carvery on trolley, scrumptious Christmas desserts and festive favourites. Behold a special visit by Santa Claus and fun children’s activities to spread more joy and cheer. 

December 25, Monday at The Cobalt Room from 12pm to 3pm
From MYR 198 per person


The elegantly handcrafted Christmas-inspired desserts and savouries served at the Christmas Afternoon Tea is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Immerse yourself in an afternoon of jazzy Christmas tunes performed by our resident band whilst enjoying leisurely sips of The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur Blend, steeped to perfection. 

December 24 to 25, Sunday to Monday at The Lobby Lounge from 3pm to 6pm
MYR 80 per person


Prepare to usher in the New Year in an intimate setting with an exclusive Menu Du Jour, specially crafted to ignite your senses. The four-course menu entails Warm Lobster Salad, Tomato and Prawn Bouillabaisse, Grilled Wagyu Fillet and Pistachio Mango Chantilly with Raspberry Sorbet. The evening culminates with a New Year Countdown and Balloon Drop at Shook! at Feast Village Starhill Gallery. 

December 31, Sunday at The Library from 7pm to 11pm
From MYR 250 per person


After a relaxing lie-in in the morning, gather friends and family and celebrate the New Year with a gourmet buffet featuring indulgent seafood, a selection of antipasti, Japanese delights such as sashimi and nigiri, roast prime rib and decadent desserts paired with free flow of bubbly at The Library. A lively play area with enjoyable activities for the little ones is available throughout the brunch. 

January 1, Monday at The Library from 12pm to 3pm
From MYR 198 per person


Rejoice in the festive season by bringing home to your loved ones, our specially designed Classic Roast Turkey or Chef Wai’s Signature Cedar Smoked and Roasted Turkey. Our Festive Gourmet Packages come accompanied with homemade Brussels Sprouts, Glazed Chestnuts and Pumpkin Pie.

Available through December 30
From MYR 500 per package
48-hour advance notice is required


Our life-sized Gingerbread House at the Lobby is beautifully made out of sugar, spice and everything nice. Browse through our collection of elegant gourmet offerings and customised festive hampers, which make perfect gifts for family, friends and colleagues this festive season.

Available from December 1 to 31
From MYR 250 per hamper
48-hour advance notice is required for customised hampers

All prices are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) and are inclusive of 6% GST. For more information and reservations on the hotel’s festive offerings this season, please call +60 3 2142 8000 or email

The Library | The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur Location Address Map