Showing posts with label Staycation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Staycation. 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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Penang Holiday Macalister Mansion Penang Day 2 And Day 3

Continuing on our Penang holiday, we took a short drive and soon arrived at the Majestic Macalister Mansion Penang for our second night Penang Holiday to enjoy more Penang Food.

Macalister Mansion Address: 
228 Macalister Road,
10400 George Town, Penang

It was like we are in the midst to turning back time with the Victorian style mansion that will be hosting us for our night stay.

A stunner in so many ways, this concept venue with a keen focus on dashing design is set inside a refurbished 1900s colonial-style mansion, with a facade of white Greek revival pillars, intricate trellises and a giant bust of Sir Macalister.

Macalister Mansion – a five-star boutique hotel, with an illustrious fine-dining restaurant, cafe, a cozy wine lounge and cigar den which shout out the best money can buy – is a subtle tribute to Penang’s rich colonial past.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Penang Holiday Hotel Equatorial Penang Day 1 And Day 2

Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang

To celebrate the completion of my son 'O' levels exam recently, we plan to take a leisure Penang holiday with the family and decided to check out 2 very popular hotel in Penang island. Our first day of our stay is at the popular Hotel Equatorial Penang.

This hotel is one of the first 5 Star hotel in Penang. Set 77 m above sea level, Hotel Equatorial Penang offers a 360 degrees panoramic and scenic view of Bukit Jambul and is located strategically to the Penang International Airport, the two Penang Bridges, and the bustling hub of Bayan Lepas which is just a short drive away. It is also a 20-minute drive from the UNESCO certified heritage city of George Town.

Hotel Equatorial Penang Lobby
Hotel Equatorial Penang Lobby

Upon arrival at the Hotel Lobby for our 3 Days 2 Nights Penang holiday, we were greeted with a voluminous, airy and natural lit lobby, where you will be amazed by the architecture design of this 26 years old Hotel that was refurbished recently.

Night View From Hotel Equatorial Penang
Night View From Hotel Equatorial Penang

The Hotel Equatorial Penang has many facilities for its guest among them is a fully-equipped fitness centre, massage and spa facilities, indoor squash, outdoor tennis among the many facilities that we will be checking out later.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Desaru Johor Holiday: 3D 2N Weekend Escapade Day 2 and 3

Sunrise at Tiara Desaru Homestay Beach
Sunrise at Tiara Desaru Beach

One of the beautiful experience visiting the East Coast of Malaysia is that you get to experience the sunrise but the only setback is you have to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to witness this spectacular sunrise.

Morning Sunrise Desaru

We decided to try our luck and were at the beach at 6.00 am and only got the chance to witness it at around 640 am; no thanks to some cloud which was blocking the first ray. Nevertheless, it was worth the effort though as you can see from the camera shot.

Breakfast By the beach at Tiara Desaru

After that, we had a simple breakfast by the Tiara Desaru beach, where we continue to enjoy the sea breeze and early morning sunlight to refresh our mind for a full day of activities.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Address Location Map

After breakfast, we went to the Southern part of Desaru where there a number of mega tourists development going on like the Westin Desaru Resort, Aman Resort & Villas, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, and the Ocen Splash Water Park slated to be opened in 2018. We then proceeded to the newly opened The Els Club Desaru Coast - an Ernie Els designed 27-hole golf course.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Club House

Upon reaching the Golf Club, we were briefed on the facilities that this golf clubs offers.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course

This Golf course is a 27-hole championship course featuring 3 nine-hole courses being the Lakes, Coast, and Ridge.

The Els Club Desaru Coast 261 Cafe

The golf course also features a 45,000 square foot clubhouse with private function rooms, golf shop, locker rooms and 2 casual dining restaurants one of which is the 261 (Two-Six-One) which is record breaking PGA tour score that Ernie Els won at Mercedes Championship January 2003.

The golf club has also The Els Performance Golf Academy (first of its kind in Asia) which is a state of art centre of excellence.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Golf Equipment

Adults and juniors players are able to get an opportunity to learn the game the way it should be played adopting an individualised approach using the latest most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and teaching strategies.

After our golf course tour, we then headed to Teluk Sengat for lunch and to continue to our next destination.

Sengat Seafood Restaurant Teluk Sengat Desaru Address Location Map

Upon reaching Teluk Sengat, we had lunch at the Sengat Seafood Restaurant which serves Halal Chinese Seafood.

Cold Cuttle Fish

We started with the Cold Cuttle Fish (RM28.00)

Fried Chicken

followed by the Fried Chicken (RM28.00)

Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger

Steamed Red Snapper With Ginger (RM6.00 per 100g)

Fried Prawn With Butter

Fried Prawn With Butter (RM8.00 per 100g)

Chilli Crabs

Chilli Crabs (RM8.50 Per 100g)

Lunch At Sengat Seafood Restaurant Teluk Sengat

We find the costing of the lunch meal to be a tad more expensive considering it is near to the sea where an abundance of seafood is readily available.

Desaru Crocodile Farm Address Location Map

After our lunch, we then proceeded to the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm (aka Desaru Crocodile Farm) which is a short drive from the Teluk Sengat Seafood Restaurant. This Crocodile Farm is not a commercial farm meaning the crocodiles here are not bred for its products like the meat and skin.

Desaru Crocodile Farm

The owner of this Crocodile farms has a deep passion and loves for this reptile and wow to continue caring for his beloved reptiles.

Biggest Crocodile Farm Malaysia

Into its 3rd generation now, this Crocodile Farm (Sanctuary) is touted as one of the biggest Crocodile Farm in Malaysia with more than 1000 plus Live crocodiles in captivity.

155 Years Old Crocodile

The Crocodile Farm entrance ticket at RM8.00 per adults and are used to pay for the running expenses of the farm. It was explained that there are Crocodiles of different ages with the number of them exceeding up to 155 Years old in the farm.

Handicap Crocodile

The farm is very well organised and clean, one can also view the different type of handicapped crocodiles.

Live Crocodile

It was truly a very educational tour to understand the process of a raising these expensive reptiles.

Upclose With Crocodile

After that, you can have a close encounter with the baby crocodile for some photo session and sleep therapy demo applied to the baby crocodile.

Lotus Desaru Resort Water Theme Address Location Map

After our Crocodile Farm tour, we headed back to the Lotus Desaru Beach Resort water themed park for a splash-out.

Falling Coconut

One of the main attractions at this Lotus Desaru Water theme park is the Falling Coconut.

Lazy River Slides

 the 500-meter Lazy River slides.

Lagoon Pool

and the Lagoon Pool for you to laze around.

DBangkok Village Restaurant  Address Location Map

After our swim, our dinner was at the nearby Penawar Town which is the D'Bangkok Village restaurant where we try out some local Thai food.

Seafood Tom Yam Kung

We had the Thai Tom Yam Seafood which was a tad saltier and was also little oiler.

Sotong Goreng Tepong

Next, we had the Sotong Goreng Tepong

Ikan Masak 3 Rasa

while our Ikan Masak 3 Rasa was slightly over fried.

Telur Dadar

and finally the Telur Dadar. Nevertheless, as we were too hungry and tired, it didn't really matter much of the taste.

Desaru Ostrich Farm Address Location Map

The next morning, after breakfast, we went to the last attraction which is the Desaru Ostrich Farm located near the southern tip of Johor.

Desaru Ostrich Farm Tour

Here we were brief in the setup and running of the Ostrich farm. We learned how to open an Ostrich Eggs which has a very low cholesterol level using power tools drill to penetrate into the 2mm eggs shell.

Ostrich gang

After that, we were briefed on the stages in which the Ostrich is brought up to maturity at 1.5 years old which is ready for the market.

Ostrich Egg Yolk

We got to know that every Ostrich parts are fully utilised i.e from its meats, fats, eggs, skin, feathers and bones.

Ostrich Eggs Omelette

After our tour, we got to taste the Ostrich Eggs Omelette (RM10.00). Each egg can make up to 6 of this omelette.

Ostrich Meat Fried With Onion

Next is the Teppan Ostrich Meat fried with Onion. The Ostrich meat has a soft texture and non-gamey taste and fried with the Onions & garlic, it exudes out a flavourful taste that is even better than beef.

The Biggest Bird In The World - Ostrich

Overall it was a real experience to get up close and be able to learn so much about the biggest bird on earth.

Ostrich Meat Dishes

After our Ostrich Farm visit, it was back to Tiara Desaru Seaview Residence, where we had a light lunch before bidding farewell to our gracious host.

Overall this trip to Desaru is very interesting, educational and memorable. It was a nice break from our hectic work schedule while enjoying some of the quiet moment at the beach and the good company of fellow travel mates.

Read About our part 1 Desaru Holiday here.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Address and Location Map

Sengat Seafood Restaurant Address and Location Map

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm Address and Location Map

Lotus Desaru Water Theme Park Address and Location Map

 Desaru Ostrich Farm Address and Location Map

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