Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Sunday, September 2, 2018

PUTRAJAYA MARRIOTT HOTEL - A Short Weekend Escapade at Putrajaya Selangor

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Location Address Map

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment exercise to its room and main lobby. We had the opportunity to have a weekend escapade to experience this latest changes in Putrajaya, Selangor.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Lobby

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel now enjoys the conveniences of the IOI City Mall Putrajaya which is a walking distance to the hotel. There are many tourist attractions in Putrajaya for you to visit too which includes the Putrajaya Mosque, Putrajaya Lake, Putrajaya Challenge Park and so forth.

With the new renovation; the hotel boasts a very spacious lobby.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel D'Oracle Lobby Lounge

While checking in, you can also have a breather at the D'Oracle Lobby Lounge to have a sip of freshly brewed coffee.

We checked into our deluxe room which offers a nice view of the Putrajaya.


with an inviting plush bed for a good night of rest

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Deluxe Room

and a very functional working area. 


After checking out the rooms, we went around the hotel to check out the other hotel facilities on offer which includes the Kiddie World, where children can enjoy their time at the hotel under the care of professional staff; leaving the parents to get more private time.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Ballroom Wedding Package

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel has quite a number of the ballroom that can cater to different events. Their ballroom is usually booked for a wedding reception over the weekend. You can also check out the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel Wedding package too.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Fitness Centre

For the health buff, you can check out the Fitness Centre which has fitness equipment that can address to your workout program.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Spa

Or you can choose to destress with the Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Spa offering or relax in the jacuzzi pool or steam bath.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Swimming Pool

or take a dive to the ever-inviting pool with a man made mini waterfall to flush out those tired back and neck muscles.

or just dip into the pool for a refreshing feel.

Zest Restaurant Breakfast - Nasi Lemak
Zest Restaurant Breakfast - Nasi Lemak

At Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, there are a number of restaurants to satisfied your food cravings, starting with the Zest All Day dining restaurant where you can have your breakfast buffet which has Malay dishes such as the Nasi Lemak with its other condiments.

Zest Restaurant Breakfast - Roti Tissue
Roti Tissue

Zest Restaurant Breakfast - Western Style Breakfast
Western Style Breakfast

Zest Restaurant Breakfast - Teochew Porridge
Teochew Porridge

And on Weekend you can taste out the Weekend HiTea Buffet at the Zest Restaurant.

Zest Restaurant Hi-Tea - Fried Mee Hoon With Fu Yung Eggs, Fried Wantan and Fried Popiah
Fried Mee Hoon With Fu Yung Eggs, Fried Wantan and Fried Popiah

Zest Restaurant Hi-Tea - Salad With Honey Grilled Chicken
Salad With Honey Grilled Chicken

Zest Restaurant Hi-Tea - Nasi Goreng with Ayam Masak Merah, Satay, Tauhu Tempe Sambal
Nasi Goreng with Ayam Masak Merah, Satay, Tauhu Tempe Sambal

Tuscany Italian Restaurant  Marriott Putrajaya Hotel
Tuscany Bistro Bar Italian Restaurant  Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

For a taste of Italian, you can taste out at the Tuscany Bistro Bar Italian Restaurant where you will be feted with a spread of authentic Italian fares ranging from their pizza and pasta offering.

Tuscany Italian Restaurant - Al Funghi Pizza
Al Funghi Pizza



Tuscany Italian Restaurant - Ricotta Al Salmone Pizza
Ricotta Al Salmone Pizza

Tuscany Italian Restaurant - Porcini Crusted Chicken Supreme
Porcini Crusted Chicken Supreme

Tuscany Italian Restaurant - Roasted Atlantic Cod
Roasted Atlantic Cod

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Centre Page Lounge

After dinner, you can chill out at the CentrePage Lounge to have a drink and enjoy listening to the relaxing crooning of the live band music before calling it a night.

Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant - Marriott Putrajaya Hotel
Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant - Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Lastly, if you love to taste out the Chinese dishes; can head over to the newly refurbished Summer Palace Restaurant. We had the Special Lunch Set Promotion dish at RM88.00 per pax.

You can read more about it and also the Summer Palace 2018 Mooncakes promotion from this link.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Midori Japanese Restaurant
Marriott Putrajaya Hotel - Midori Japanese Restaurant

Or for the Japanese Cuisine Connoisseurs; can try out the sought after Midori Japanse Restaurant for its' offering.

Marriott Putrajaya Hotel Foyer

For this weekend escapade, we did not venture out of the hotel for any sightseeing or shopping as there are just so many things that one can do at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel; by relaxing and lazing around at the hotel for the entire weekend.

Putrajaya Marriott Hotel Location Address Map

Monday, September 18, 2017

SuperStar Libra Cruise Langkawi Cable Car - Day 2

Our first destination for the SuperStar Libra Cruise is at Langkawi (Day 2)


Langkawi Cable Car Entrance


Upon arrival at Langkawi also known as the Jewel of Kedah; we had 3 hours to spend on this beautiful island. As the ship is berthed in, we decided to make a visit to the Langkawi Cable Car and the Langkawi Sky Bridge.

This cable car facility provides an aerial link from the Kampung Teluk Burau to the peak of Gunung Machinchang stretching 2.2 kilometres and up to 15 minutes ride from base to the top.


If you are one of those that fear height Acrophobia then the Langkawi Sky Bridge which is the world longest curve suspension bridge might not be for you.


A purchase of the Sky Cab Cable Car ticket at RM40.00 (for Malaysian) comes with free entrance to SkyDome, SkyRex and 3D Art Langkawi.


SkyDome offers a 360 degrees 3D image projections with 12 HD projectors which can cover your field of view and let you experience a surreal experience where you can view from any angle.


Sky Rex - which features a 4D effects is 5 minutes ride that is made out of a fun-filled journey that assaults using senses-physical platform drops, dynamic motion, blasts of air, water spray, vibrations, dramatic lighting, surround sound and 3D film projected to the front and both sides of the tram, combine to give a realistic experience.


While the 3D ART Langkawi which is hailed as the Biggest 3D Interactive Art Museum in Malaysia offers a vast experience and come alive photo shoot opportunity for the visitors.


With 21,000 square feet of built-up area, it features more than one hundred 3D interactive paintings, artistically painted by a group of talented international artists.


This is another tourist attraction by Langkawi SkyCab in collaboration with Art In Paradise Langkawi that provides a new dimension and experience to visitors


For some of the exhibits, you are able to step inside or crawl into some of the exhibits to pose the best memory shot.


Make the right pose with the characters and you become the subject of the artwork on display. This is almost a surreal gallery and is a must see and does on your visit to Langkawi.


Friday, September 15, 2017

SuperStar Libra Cruise Port Klang - Langkawi - Phuket - Penang Malaysia Cruise Holiday



SuperStar Libra operated by Star Cruises has just launched a 5 Day 4 Night Cruise Port Klang - Langkawi - Phuket - Penang - Port Klang at RM899.00+. For more information and ongoing promotion, please visit Star Cruise Malaysia Facebook Page or Star Cruise Website


The cruise starts off with the boarding of the SuperStar Libra at the Boustead Cruise Centre in Port Klang.



What makes a cruise holiday different from other holidays is that it is more relaxing and are perfect for those that live a hectic and stressful work life. For me, it was quite some time we went for a cruise holiday. So, come along with us as to how we will be spending our 5 days of holiday on board SuperStar Libra.


For me; there is actually 3 option for this cruise holiday when you are on board; the first is to really do nothing but to enjoy every moment on board like eat, sleep and relax. There is no compulsory itinerary for you to stick to; unlike on other tours where there is a fixed time for you get up, go here and so forth. You can just decide not to do anything at all and just laze around; enjoying the full facilities and hospitality the SuperStar Libra has to offer.


But for me, one of the activities that I enjoyed most was the soft sea breeze on the top deck while the ship is cruising especially in the early morning and at the same time admiring the undivided attention of the sunrise across the horizon that relieve all the stress of city living.


The second option is to join all the other activities that are planned on board that is happening every day or in fact every hour. Each morning, you will be sent the Star Navigator to your cabin; which highlights all the activities happening on that day. There are almost some activities for everyone; from kids to adult and for me the second most activities that I enjoyed most is to chill out at the Crystal Court where live soft music performance is serenaded.


While for some you can also join in for some fun and try your luck at a game of Bingo.


The facilities on board SuperStar Libra are aplenty, which includes a child care centre, beauty salon, spa services and medical centre.


There are a number of the duty-free shop on board for you to shop for perfumes, watches and jewellery too.


While for the more athletic, can choose to jogs around the ship, play some basketball, table tennis, practise some golf driving skills and/or take a leisurely swim in the swimming pool on the top deck.


As for me, after each off board shore excursion; my every day not to be missed activities is the warm water jacuzzi to rejuvenate my tired feet and soul from the excursion.



Frankly speaking, there are so many things that you can do on board the SuperStar Libra that will occupy your time if you choose this option to enjoy your holiday.

Food and Beverage


When it comes to food, you will never go hungry on board the SuperStar Libra. With a daily 5 meals on board and 8 food and beverage outlet to choose from (do check out the Star Navigator); you will be spoilt for choices, which range from buffet to ala cart dishes to Halal dishes for the non-Muslim; there is something for everyone.


As there are so many food outlets to eat in, we highlight the special dining dishes that we had while on board the SuperStar Libra starting with the Chinese Cuisine at Ocean Palace  (Deck 4 Aft). The dishes which are served is different on a daily basis. You can check out the menu at the restaurant reception before hand.


We had the 7-course dinner and the following is the highlight dish which the first is Braised Abalone With Seasonal Vegetable with Oyster Sauce.


followed by the Stir Fried Prawn With Sambal Paste


Braised Chicken With Potato


and the Steamed Golden Pomfret Teochew Style


We then had a lunch date with the Four Season (Deck 4, Mid) for a Western Meal 4 course meal.


The four-course meal with an option for the soup and the mains, starting with an appetiser which is Prawn and Vegetable Salad With Mayonnaise Tomato Dressing and a soup.


For the main, we had the Tenderloin Steak and finish off with a dessert.



Dinner for Day 3; We were hosted to a Grand Gala Dinner by Captain Christian Gerhard Aalbers.



The Gala Dinner started with an appetizer of California Maki With Pan Sear Maguro in Sesame Dressing.



while the highlight is the Main course which is the Grilled Salmon With Lobster Thermidor in Buttery sauce.


and finish off with Dessert of Rich Dark Chocolate Mousse


Next; we had the opportunity to taste the Malay Cuisine at Spices Restaurant (Deck 10 Aft).



The Spices Restaurant is Halal certified. For this restaurant, the preference is for Muslim guests. A prior arrangement has to be made on your booking of the cruise for Halal food. Another restaurant with the Halal certification is the Blue Lagoon Restaurant (Deck 10 Aft) which is opened 24 hours daily.



For this meal at the Spices, we were served an ala-carte dinner which comprises of more than 7 different dishes but the highlight for all of us is the Udang Sambal Petai; so much so we have to order another dish.



followed by the slightly sweet taste of the beef dish which is Daging Masak Kayu Manis.



and lastly, the spices infused Ayam Masak Merah that goes perfectly with a bowl of steaming white rice.

 

For desserts, we were served a bountiful local and imported mixed fruit platter.


Finally, if you are one of those that loves buffet; you can enjoy all the spread from Mariner Buffet (Deck 9 Aft). Here are some of the highlight buffet spread



BBQ Seafood - Grilled Pawns


Sadly for us, there were just too many food and beverage outlet, that we had not had the stomach to try each and every one of them.

Entertainment


As part of the daily highlight are the International show performance happening nightly at the Stardust Lounge (Deck 5 Fwd).

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or you might want to belt out a number or 2 at the KTV lounge at Deck 10 Aft.


or choose to enjoy the soft music live performance at the Crystal Court (Deck 4 Mid).

Shore Excursion



The third option is to enjoy all the shore excursion in Langkawi, Phuket and Penang. There are many choices of excursion for each destination. You can book them at the Shore Excursion Counter at (Deck 4 Mid) or choose to go on your own (more of this later).

Our Off Shore Excursion





The team headed by Captain Christian Gerhard Aalbers that ensure we have a fun, relaxing and safe trip.



For more information and ongoing promotion, please visit Star Cruise Malaysia Facebook Page or Website