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Oakwood® Fortifies Brand Presence In Indonesian Capital

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Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced the opening of its third property in Jakarta, Indonesia. Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta is also the first international serviced apartments brand to debut in Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Jakarta. With 151 fully furnished serviced apartments that boast unobstructed city and ocean views, the property is well located with direct access to the Central Business District. It is also a quick 15 minutes’ drive from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

McDonald's Malaysia Hargai Petugas Barisan Hadapan COVID-19

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McDonald's Malaysia menaja makanan untuk kira-kira 50 hospital di seluruh negara secara berkala dalam tempoh Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (MCO). "Ini adalah masa yang mencabar untuk negara, dan kita perlu prihatin dengan petugas barisan hadapan yang mempertaruhkan nyawa untuk kita. Kerana jasa bakti mereka, kita mampu mengawal penularan wabak ini,” kata Azmir Jaafar, Pengarah Urusan dan Rakan Operasi Tempatan McDonald's Malaysia.

New Meliá Koh Samui Welcomes Azizskandar Awang as Executive Chef

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A talented professional with a passion for leadership and coaching who has won a string of coveted awards during his 20-year career has been named Meliá Koh Samui’s executive chef. Malaysian national Azizskandar Awang has joined the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand, with ambitions to establish the island’s top fine dining restaurant at the new property.

My Staycation at G-Luxe by Gloria and the King of the Mountain

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6 March 2020 I have always liked spending time high up in Genting Highlands. Six thousand feet above sea level is a good place to just literally chill and get some clean air far from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city life. And let us admit, I would do much to get away from crowds. If like me, you would like to cultivate some personal space away from your home, why not head over to this other side of Genting for a stay-cation?

The Architecture and Interior Design of Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas - Blends with its Surrounding Natural Beauty

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Located on the southeastern coast of Mauritius on Le Chaland Beach, Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort and Villas is a tranquil hideaway offering secluded luxury. The interior design reflects the natural wonders of Mauritius, echoing the sparkling shades of the Indian Ocean, golden beaches, amber sunsets, green sugar cane fields and rare corals.

SUIT UP AT SEEN BEACH CLUB SAMUI

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Put on your board shorts, bikinis and body bronzer and flaunt your curves at Samui’s biggest beach happening this summer. The opening of SEEN Beach Club Samui with its frontline Chaweng beach location and stunning panoramic sea views makes it the place to party in Koh Samui. Whether you’ve come to parade at the pool, laze on the beach or dance under the stars, at SEEN you’ll find a multi-layered, multi-sensory space for you to relax, eat and play.

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort unveils delicious dishes that boost the body and mind

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Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, is dedicated to creating innovative culinary concepts that help to keep its guests in great shape, both physically and mentally.

Celebrate World Sleep Day 2020 with the Deep Sleep Ayurveda Programme at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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World Sleep Day on 13 March is a global celebration of the importance of sleep, as well as a call to action to combat the unnatural rhythms and stresses of modern life. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort introduces a five-day Ayurvedic programme to reset unhealthy sleep patterns, a holistic 360˚ journey guided by a team of wellness professionals.

Thailand’s Elephant Boat Race and River Festival Glides to a Spectacular Finish with Fun, Festivities and Finesse

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After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday (March 1st) with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort brings barista magic to Tamarind with its aromatic Coffee Cuisine menu

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Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, has brewed up an imaginative new menu of coffee-infused dishes with the launch of its latest global culinary initiative: Coffee Cuisine, a dash of barista magic.

Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) Retains the Cup at the 2020 Elephant Boat Race and River Festival

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After three days of fun festivities on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the 2nd Annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival wrapped up on Sunday with the Raja Navy (Royal Thai Navy) – Citi winning the royal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua.

RESTFUL NYEPI BREAK AT THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

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Nyepi Day or the Balinese Day of Silence falls on 25th March 2020 is a unique Balinese New Year holiday where all activity on the island literally comes to a complete standstill for the duration of 24 hours. Nyepi is observed as a day of complete silence without any noise, traffic, fire and lights. It begins at 6AM on Wednesday, 25 March and ends the next day at 6AM. Experience the serenity of this cultural celebration at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali with recharging activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bali auspicious day of silence is an opportunity to unwind and embrace total renewal. Rate starts from IDR 1,800,000++ per room per night with period of stay from 24 – 26 March 2020. The package includes stay in a Deluxe Garden Room with daily breakfast for 2 adults, one buffet dinner on Nyepi Day, morning yoga session on Nyepi Day with Jitendra Pokhriyal, access to WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio and access to Westin Family Kids Club with many fun activities.

InterContinental Phuket Resort Offers Ten Compelling Reasons To Visit Phuket Island

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Beyond the sun, sand and sea, newly-opened InterContinental Phuket Resort presents ten more compelling reasons to visit the popular Thai destination. A beloved tropical paradise familiar to discerning travellers, InterContinental Phuket Resort complements the island’s appeal with additional insights and travel tips. From locally immersive experiences to natural attractions, InterContinental Phuket Resort serves as a luxurious sanctuary while explorers discover the island in a refreshing light. After an active day, travellers can indulge their senses with Romantic Escape (price starting from THB 7,650++ per night) to complete their enriching Phuket Island adventure.

Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand and Alma Resort, Vietnam

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Meliá Koh Samui opened on January 10, cutting the ribbon on 159 rooms and 41 suites as well as two restaurants, an executive lounge, a swim-up bar, spa, fitness centre, ballroom and, for families, a kids club, outdoor playground and mini-waterpark.

Memories Group Ring the Changes in Myanmar - Experienced hotel managers take up the reins in Yangon, Mergui Archipelago

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Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Thibaut Stettler as Hotel Manager at Awei Metta hotel in Yangon, while outgoing GM Mr Eric Laurent takes over as General Manager at the firm’s sister resort, Awei Pila, in the Mergui Archipelago. Though just 30 years old, Swiss national Thibaut Stettler has worked in the hotel sector for more than 12 years. Born in Jakarta and having spent most of his life in Asia, he considers this continent his home although he graduated in his homeland from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, one of the world’s foremost schools in hospitality.

Meliá Koh Samui Announces Ernesto Osuna as General Manager

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A seasoned professional with two decades of luxury hospitality experience across Europe, North America and Asia has been appointed to the helm of the new nautical-themed beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui. Spanish-born Ernesto Osuna has taken charge of the opening of the 159-room and 31-suite luxury resort overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, on Koh Samui’s north-eastern coastline in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Lux Collective to Unveil New Flagship Property in Mauritius, LUX* Grand Baie Resort & Residences, Opening Second Quarter of 2021

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Hospitality trailblazer The Lux Collective has announced plans for its newest property, LUX* Grand Baie Resort and Residences. The hotel will open in Mauritius in the second quarter of 2021 and will become the flagship property for the group’s much-loved brand LUX* Resorts and Hotels. Located in the popular Grand Baie neighbourhood in the north of the island, known for its picturesque beaches, vibrant downtown village and favourable year-round climate, the property will offer sophisticated beachside living for the upscale, modern traveller.

10,000 REASONS TO CELEBRATE WITH GUINNESS THIS MARCH

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KUALA LUMPUR, 11th March 2020: If the Irish are known for one thing, it’s that they know how to throw a celebration. From big events to the smallest of reasons, the Irish will always find an excuse to celebrate. It’s March, and that means it’s time for the biggest Irish celebration of them all, St. Patricks! That’s why Guinness, Ireland and Malaysia’s No. 1 stout, is giving Malaysian drinkers 10,000 reasons to celebrate this month.

MING COURT Opens in Wan Chai

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Hong Kong, 12 March, 2020 – Ming Court, Wanchai, a new Cantonese fine dining destination opens at Great Eagle Centre, next to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Citarasa Kampungku @ Armada Hotel PJ

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 11 March 2020 – This Ramadan, inspired by the homely taste of Malay ‘kampung’ comfort food, Utara Restaurant at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya invites you to feast on mouth-watering classic traditional Malay favourites.

MARCH BRINGS YOU FRENCH SENSATION! TPC Kuala Lumpur

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The Golfer’s Terrace at Malaysia’s Family- Friendly club, TPC Kuala Lumpur features Chicken Florentine as its signature dish throughout the month of March. A special treat to those who seek simple comfort food with a delightful twist!

Celebrate International Women’s Day with The Spa Hilton Kuala Lumpur Unwind, relax and renew your body and mind with an array of signature treatments

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When modern life is becoming more hectic by the minute, a little relaxing respite is all one needs. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, The Spa at Hilton Kuala Lumpur have released treatment packages to appreciate women and celebrate their achievements.

DELIGHTFUL RAMADAN WITH “DAPUR TPC KUALA LUMPUR”

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Set against the backdrop of Malaysia’s most spectacular golf course with a choice of indoor or alfresco dining by the pool, TPC Kuala Lumpur is the perfect venue for a perfect dining pleasure. With the holy month of Ramadan slowly approaching our calendar, Malaysia’s Family – Friendly Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is all geared up to embrace the festive season with a new theme called “Dapur TPC Kuala Lumpur”. Dapur or kitchen in Malay language is where all the magic of delightful culinary preparation begins and resonate perfectly with this year’s Ramadan theme.

Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton

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Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur - Shiok Super Weekend. Flavourful and tantalising, it'll be a show-stopping spread of Malaysian delights. Head to DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur for a buffet of local hawker favourites. With a cosy interior and live cooking stations, Makan Kitchen offers diners a memorable experience. Enjoy the feature of Malaysian classics like Short Ribs Rendang, Chic Kut Teh, Claypot Chicken Rice, Satay and more. Cartoon screening, complimentary outdoor saltwater pool access and cookie decorating activities are available to entertain the kids while you enjoy your meal. 7 March – 19 April 2020. Saturday and Sunday | 12:30pm - 4:00pm. Price: RM91 nett per adult | RM45.50 nett per child | Kids below 12 years old eat for free with every paying adult. Standard Hilton Dining APAC and bank partnership discounts apply. For reservations, call us at +03 2172 7272 or visit us online at www.eatdrinkhilton.com

International Women’s Day High Tea, Hilton

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Axis Lounge, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Melaka– International Women’s Day High Tea. Ladies, it’s time to celebrate your achievements and how far you’ve come! Join us for a chocolate-themed high tea treat. Indulge in a delectable high tea buffet at Axis Lounge and feast on a buffet spread filled with sweet and savoury delights to keep your hunger at bay. Replenish your plate till you are satisfied with dishes such as assorted Chocolate Waffle Sandwiches, Button on Matcha Chocolate Swiss roll, Chocolate Nutty Scone and more. Served alongside your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. March - April 2020 | Every Saturday & Sunday | RM48 nett for 2 persons | 3PM 10PM. For reservations, call us at +06 222 3333 or visit us online at www.eatdrinkhilton.com

The Second Annual Elephant Boat Race & River Festival Commences in Bangkok

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The spirit and energy of boat racing returned to Bangkok today with the start of the Elephant Boat Race and River Festival, taking place by the banks of the Chao Phraya River. On land, the evening festivities kicked off with a live graffiti display by celebrated street artist Alex Face, the main stage was headlined by top bands and DJs and a spectacular fireworks display illuminated the Bangkok skyline. On the water sixteen teams are competing for coveted trophies across the youth and main categories, which included teams from the Royal Thai Navy as well as provincial teams. Each team was paddling a specially commissioned boat decorated with artistic elephant heads rising elegantly above the water, and tails inspired by traditional Thai fish motifs.

Now Open and Ahead of the Curve: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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The wait is over. Doors at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit are open – and they reveal a genuinely distinctive hotel experience in Thailand’s capital city. The difference emerges straight away well before one enters the hotel. Rising 34 storeys above downtown, a dramatic building catches the eye with bold curves set against soaring verticality. Difference emerges too in the hotel’s grand lobby where an extraordinary chandelier of hand-brown glass ornaments twirls down from eight storeys above. Other specially commissioned art works throughout the hotel lend similarly captivating visual effects.

New Tapas Lounge Panen Padi Opens in Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana

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The newly rebranded resort opens new dining option that shares founder’s story through art. After 15 years in the doldrums, a Balinese building that was once the heart of Hendra Hadiprana’s private estate has been reimagined as a new tapas lounge, Panen Padi, at Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana.

The Elite Answer to Wellbeing with The Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur Achieve fitness goals with a 360-degree wellness approach

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While fitness sits high on the modern person’s priority list, not often is it fulfilled due to a hectic work schedule, personal commitments and time constraint. Designed with the busy corporate executive in mind, The Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur has launched two flexible, wellbeing memberships that tailor to the lifestyles and fitness goals of individuals.

Rewind & Replay. Dewa 19 Performs Live in Concert at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

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Iconic Indonesian band, Dewa 19, rocked The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali on Friday, 31st January 2020 for the second edition of its popular Marriot Bonvoy concert series. The event took place at Mangupura Hall, a multi-faceted venue supported by a permanent stage and state-of-the-art audiovisual system. A packed house of dedicated fans gathered for the long-awaited reunion of Dewa 19 featuring multi-talented musician and former band member Once Mekel on lead vocals. It was truly a high-energy evening of upbeat music that reinforced the popularity of one of Indonesia’s all-time favorite bands.

Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya – Ultimate Grill & BBQ Fest

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It’s a sizzling barbecue feast! The buffet features all kinds of meat and seafood on the grill accompanied by delicious sauces and sides. Be spoilt for choice with a variety of cooking styles from yakitori to traditional grilled short ribs by our Chefs.

30KG Tuna Cutting Demonstration @ IKETERU, A Rare Gourmet Event to Experience at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Don’t miss the special demonstration by Japanese Executive Chef Masami Okamoto showcasing the intricate skills of cutting a massive 30Kg fresh deep-water tuna. Gain new experience as Chef Okamoto explains the various parts of the tuna like otoro, chu-toro and more, as he works through the process. Watch in awe as Okamoto carve and fillet the tuna together with Sashimi testing during the action and savour freshly cut tuna sushi for a unique Japanese dining experience.

Avani Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Republic of Korea
with the Launch of Avani Central Busan Hotel

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Avani Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of the brand new 289-room Avani Central Busan Hotel (www.avanihotels.com/central-busan), in the Republic of Korea. Renowned for its status as the country’s main commercial port, home to the Korea Exchange, and a renowned leisure destination, Busan was selected as the perfect host for Avani. The stylish and relaxed Avani Central Busan Hotel offers convenient access to business travellers and holiday makers to enjoy the city’s hotspots from the heart of Busan’s financial centre.

Anantara Kalutara Launches Mobile App Showcasing Geoffrey Bawa’s Architecture divider.jpg​

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Anantara Kalutara Resort is pleased to introduce its app showcasing the iconic architecture of the resort, which was partially designed by Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. His ‘tropical modernist style’ is reflected in the design of the property and its unique location between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga with both river and lagoon frontage.

Louis T Collection Appoints Corporate Director Of Food & Beverage To Drive Green Initiative

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Hospitality and building solutions group Louis T Collection is going green on the food front with the help of new corporate director of food and beverage, Anselm Cuypers. “As we move into a new decade we’re implementing a lot of changes in our FnB departments,” said Cuypers. “Our core focus is on sustainability, developing Louis T’s signature FnB offering, and launching wellness-focused menus across the properties.”

Paradise Vietnam Debuts Paradise Grand Cruise in Emerging Lan Ha Bay

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One of Vietnam’s leading providers of luxury hospitality services has sailed into uncharted waters with the launch of its inaugural cruise in Lan Ha Bay, situated just south of famed Halong Bay. A UNESCO biosphere, Lan Ha Bay is a geological extension of Halong Bay minus its large tourist numbers and home to 300-odd towering limestone karsts, emerald waters and white sand beaches.

Cornetto partners local florists to introduce Cornetto Black Hojicha-inspired bouquets this Valentine’s Day.

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Cornetto is introducing a new ice cream experience featuring the perfect blend of unexpected textures and flavours and it’s set to become 2020’s ultimate pick-me-up snack. The Japanese-inspired, Instagram-worthy Cornetto Black Hojicha™ ice cream is a sleek combination of creamy Hojicha flavoured ice cream, crunchy chocolate coloured waffle cone, with a sweet surprise of dark chocolate sauce in the ice cream core.

Yoga for Body Shaping

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Yoga is everything your body needs for your daily function. A regular yoga practice can help reduce muscle aches, give you an efficient good night of sleep and improve your mental focus. A regular yoga practice was just as effective as stretching-strengthening exercises in improving functional fitness for people at all age.

HappyFresh Teams Up with Hunny Madu to Develop Better In-Law Relationships Hunny Madu releases a new mother-in-law themed track as a way to reach out to Millennials.

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HappyFresh, Southeast Asia’s leading online grocery delivery company has joined forces with Hani Farhana, better known as Hunny Madu, Malaysia’s homegrown celebrity and singer-songwriter in releasing a new music video. HappyFresh is the first company of its kind to collaborate with a local celebrity in music production to reach out to their customers.

Celebrate National Pizza Day at Doubletree by Hilton

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Pizza Day, your time to get your pizza eating game on! Yes, you heard correctly! A whole day – 24 happy hours – to celebrate that yummy carb that almost no one can do without! National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. The original pizza was a dish created by the Romans out of placenta bread that was covered in various layers of herbs, sauce and cheese. This oven baked flat bread food that is covered in sauce and cheese. It is a holiday where people can enjoy one of the most popular and iconic dishes in the world and kick back with a slice as they spend time with friends and family

Embrace Love this Valentine’s Day with Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spa

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In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers guests the perfect excuse to delight in a weekend of romance. From unique couple’s spa treatments in Phuket, to romantic dining experiences with the most breathtaking backdrops in Oman. Guests can select from exclusive packages and decadent offerings that are sure to sweep sweethearts off their feet.

LUX* NORTH MALÉ ATOLL RESORT AND VILLAS DEBUTS LUXURIOUS CATAMARAN ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY

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LUX* North Malé Atoll celebrated its first anniversary with the unveiling of the impeccably-designed Lagoon 40 catamaran that offers guests a chance to explore the pristine waters of Maldives beyond the atoll.

10 Ways to Enjoy 2020 Elephant Boat Race and River Festival (and Keep Your Feet Dry)

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With dragon boat racing at fever pitch across Southeast Asia, the annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival on the banks of the Chao Phraya River has claimed its rightful spot at the top of Bangkok’s social calendar.

Be Seen! Nightlife at Zeta Bar, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Vibrant by day and even more so after dark, Kuala Lumpur sizzles to life when the sun goes down. If you are looking for some feel-good time with a bunch of friends, Zeta Bar is the place to be. Über stylish Zeta Bar is a popular venue for the late night circuit and is the place to be seen and heard. The club boasts an impressive list of great DJs who keep the crowd on its feet by playing high energy music from hip hop and reggae to EDM. Home to Malaysia’s very own Famous Band, the nightclub’s state-of-the-art sound system and cleverly lit dance floor will surely take your bar experience to the next level. Get your dance moves ready as the sun sets over the city.

Makan Kitchen, Doubletree by Hilton Melaka, Kuala Lumpur & Penang – Makan Journey at Makan Kitchen

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Go on a ‘makan’ journey and experience a variety of authentic cuisine at Makan Kitchen. Known for its extensive buffet offerings, the all-day dining restaurant sports a fresh, contemporary feel with several live cooking stations to deliver freshly made dishes before guests. Here you can indulge in Chicken Curry Kapitan, Grill Lamb Kofta, Tom Yam Kha, Deep Fried Seabass with Nyonya Sauce, Homemade Tau Fu Fa, Nyonya Asam Prawns, Phad Thai and more delicious fare by Sous Chef Hafizi. Treat yourself to the best of both worlds every Friday – a heavenly combination of “Bakar Bakar” charcoal-grilled premium seafood with a selection of fresh Crab, Squid, Prawn, Mussel, Bamboo Clam, Fish, Slipper Lobster and more. On Saturdays, the barbecue counter comes alive with a smokey selection of Chicken, Beef and Lamb.

Core yoga workshop

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Core yoga workshop focus on proper alignment and meant for everyone at all levels. Workshop covering proper alignment techniques for yoga poses and strategies for avoiding injuries in your practice. Breaking down and practice poses that you'll most often see in yoga classes, looking at poses where the front leg is neutrally rotated in the pelvis and poses where the front leg is in external rotation.

Yoga and calorie burning

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There are certain types of yoga that more active and intense to help you burn the most calories. This may help prevent weight gain. Flow yoga and power yoga are the types of yoga keep you moving almost constantly, which helps you to burn calories. Yoga practice will also help you develop muscle tone and improve your metabolism.

How Yoga Help Lose Weight

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The debate over whether yoga is an effective tool for weight loss has been discussed for years. Many think that yoga is not effective enough to burn the number of calories required for weight loss but for some people yoga is extremely effective way to shed pounds. While everyone is different, people will laugh and say yoga doesn't help with weight loss, you gotta get your butt in the gym to get real results. If you commit yourself to yoga practice combine with a healthy diet, you will definitely get a direct result of weight loss.

Yoga Backbend Poses

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Yoga Backbend Poses stimulate the proper functioning of the digestive system, help preserve the health of the vertebrae and spinal disks, and open the body to deep diaphragmatic breathing.

MASSAGE THERAPY is an alternative medication

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Massage therapy has been used to treat ailments, physical stress, and aid with overall well-being and health for century. Massage is an alternative medication that is used as treatment and complementary therapy for correcting long-term health problems and illnesses.