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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.

Massage and Weight Loss

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A quality massage can help you lose weight and  make your exercise movement much easier. If you’re physically uncomfortable moving, weight loss isn’t going to be easy. Massage therapy reduces delayed onset muscle soreness, keeps muscles tuned up and eliminates the tension before it get a chance to turn into an injury.

Practice yoga correctly by understanding the internal and external rotation of the hip and shoulder joints

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The anatomy we need to learn to practice yoga correctly is on internal and external rotation of the hip and shoulder joints. Majority of yoga poses, the shoulders rotate externally and  there are just only a few weight-bearing poses where the shoulders need to rotate in internally. This is because the shoulder joint is more stable when externally rotated and firmly engaged.

Sleeping on the floor has its own set of benefits that you don’t want to ignore

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Sleeping on the floor reduces back pain cause it put your spine to its natural posture, so your spine gets a chance to realign itself. One of the reasons of lower back pain is due to pinched nerves or a bone dislocation.

What's the difference between mobility and flexibility?

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Mobility refer to the ability to make a full range of motion which are restricted by muscle tissue, joints, joint capsules, motor control and soft tissue. Flexibility refers to the ability of your soft tissue (muscles) to stretch.

Thai Angel Cycling, Bike Race for Women in Hatyai, Thailand

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Thai Angel Cycling is a yearly bicycle race created for women, this was the first royal cup organised at the south of Thailand. Society always have the impression "Women" are weak, fragile, unable to protect themselves, but in this new modern era women has learn to adjust themselves to be strong  and knowing how to take care of their own health. Live a better quality of live to enhance their beauty with exercise and eating healthy.

Wuling 3275m Taiwan Bike Touring Trip

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The island nation of Taiwan is a crowded place filled with friendly people, good food, affordable accommodations, and some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world. Taiwan is a cycling heaven. We were flying into Taipei with China Airline. This bustling metropolis is crowded with 2.6 million population, a thriving commercial city and most modernise location. There are shopping malls, restaurants, night markets and entertainment centres.

This Chinese New Year, Welcome Abundant Beginnings Reunion Dinner, Hilton Petaling Jaya Celebrate family reunions and gatherings with a prosperous meal

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Welcome the year of the metal rat, an auspicious year of new beginnings and endless opportunities. The rat is the first sign of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, making this year a time for renewal. It promises fresh starts for an abundance of prosperity, success and fortune.

Angeline Ong Core Yoga - The Important to strengthen your core and gluteus muscles for a good body alignment and healthy spine

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Core Yoga to strengthen your core and gluteus muscles for a good body alignment and healthy spine. Improving your body alignment not only can ease muscles pain and make your exercise more efficient, it will fix your imbalances body shape. Body alignment refers to the positioning of your body segments such as to how the head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles relate and line up with each other. A proper static and dynamic alignment of the body puts less stress on the spine and helps you have good posture. Knowing how to move, sit and stand properly can help you stay active and prevent broken bones and disability.

Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam

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Fusion’s newest hotel, Fusion Suites Vung Tau, is set to open on January 24th, 2020 in southern Vietnam’s popular coastal playground. The new 19-storey property features 171 well-appointed suites and apartments, a multitude of dining options, a maritime-inspired spa, and the city’s only rooftop infinity pool.

Oakwood Suites Bangkok Introduces Refined Residential Living to Thailand

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Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced the official opening of Oakwood Suites Bangkok, its third property in Bangkok and sixth in Thailand. Strategically located along Sukhumvit Soi 24 in the popular Phrom Phong district, the property will offer a sanctuary of tranquility and privacy within the Thai capital’s thriving commercial complexes, and vibrant mix of shopping malls, restaurants and bars.

EARLY LION DANCE FETE AT TPCKL

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TPC Kuala Lumpur feted its members and visitors to a spectacular acrobatic lion dance performance by the World Champion Kung Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association on a beautiful Saturday morning of 18 January 2020. The lions danced around the clubhouse offering blessings and performed an exhilarating acrobatic show at the club’s West Lobby. Members and visitors were also treated with various fun activities such as free coloring contest for kids, Snap and Win Mystery Gift, Mystery Ang Pow Giveaways and more.

Angeline Ong - How to get rid belly fat with yoga

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Women are more likely to gain excess belly fat, especially deep inside the belly, this is due to the fact that as estrogen levels drop, body fat is redistributed from the hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen. Yoga is a great way to change your entire body, tone and lose weight. If you are looking to focus on your waistline and belly, even better! Yoga is the perfect way to help you trim down. Yoga is more than just the static poses, it inspires you to practice an overall healthier lifestyle and one focused on becoming a better version of you. To trim and slim with yoga it is criteria to search for the right yoga that are more intense that will get your heart pumping and body flowing. Learn to engage your core in every pose to help make your abs stronger and reduce fat around your belly.

Fully Seafood Restaurant Chinese New Year 2020 Offer

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Like many people of Chinese descent, whole families are making plans, even at this very moment, for the annual family gathering. Relatives will be making the trip to a central location agreed upon mutually in advance, and that’s when the problem starts. Where do we go to eat? 😅

Golden 2020 Night Run at Palace of the Golden Horses

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11 January 2020, Mines Wellness City Palace of the Golden Horses is in collaboration with the organiser Golden Fivers Global to host Golden 2020 Night Run here in Palace of the Golden Horses and surrounding areas of Mines Wellness City. Golden Fivers Global is a private organisation founded in 2018 by a visionary young woman, Ms Rabiatul Adawiyyah Izzaddin. They are specialised in event planning and management involving sports, team building and charity events. Previously, they had organised the event Ultimate Reds Battle Fun Run in February 2019, held in Dataran Kemerdekaan Shah Alam and attended by more than 4000 participants consisting of the combination between fans of Liverpool and fans of Manchester United.

The Swap Project (TSP, 2020 Edition)

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Hand-Me-Downs. Pre-Loved Clothes. You are probably familiar with the family tradition of wearing hand me downs from an older relative. Most of the time, they were good quality clothing, in wearable condition and still presentable. There was no negative feeling about it, and sometimes, seeing the look of nostalgia on relatives seeing you putting it on for the first time gave up a very warm feeling, so you never questioned the practise.

Chong Qing Grilled Fish Introduces Sichuan Grilled Fish Cuisine To KL-ites Iconic grilled fish dish has a recipe dating back 1,700 years ago

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Chong Qing Grilled Fish officially launched its first outlet in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the Boulevard at Signature2, Sunway Velocity, following the roaring success of its maiden Malaysian outlet in Kuching, Sarawak. Upon a trip to Chongqing, China, the founders wanted to replicate the dish in Southeast Asia, successfully launching its first outlet along Mosque Street in Singapore and later bringing the well-loved brand to Malaysian shores.

Angeline Ong Core Yoga for weight loss and rehabilitation

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Core Yoga practitioners will experienced a raise in heart rate and metabolism which provide a fat-burning effect, a full warm up routine to helps go deeper into a stretching pose as the body becomes more flexible which will then become therapeutic or a rehabilitation remedy for injuries. As the muscles loosen up and there is less strain, it reduces the chances of injury. Moreover, the tendons and ligaments are lubricated, thereby increasing your strength. This put the tissues conditions to stress, making them tougher and less prone to damage.

Yoga Is An Anti-Aging Remedy

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Doing yoga regularly can slow physical aging and the harmful impact of stress at the cellular and DNA level. Many conditions are associated with accelerated cellular aging, such as depression, infertility, and heart disease. Over the decades, Yoga has make a promising new direction for practitioner to overcome marital strife, illness, menopause, weight gain, and, now more than ever, the process of aging. In a culture that frames aging as a process of loss, a lifelong yoga practice offers myriad benefits. Yoga can give you a strength and a suppleness in physical that make you enjoy an active life as you age. Along the way it provide you a sense of self-acceptance and gradually quieting your ego of perfection.

Angeline Ong Core Yoga Detox Stretching Session

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One of the many benefit of Core Yoga is Detox Stretch with the chance to get the mind and body in harmony and on the same track, increasing the awareness of one’s self. Class opens with sun salutation exercises, designed to help align the body, mind and spirit with good health. You’ll sweat profusely during its practice, eliminating toxins and cleansing the body; your skin is one of the waste disposal system in nature and is an equally effective organ for removing waste, toxic waste. The ability of your skin to convert toxins from various fats into simpler and water-soluble compounds that can easily removed. Ammonia and urea is eliminated as well as sugars and salts.

BENEFITS OF INDOOR CYCLING and OUTDOOR CYCLING

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Spinning or Power Pacing is an indoor cycling class led by trained instructors. Workouts are conducted on specially designed stationary bikes that feature a weighted flywheel, a front wheel, plus adjustable seats and handlebars. Spin-type bikes also come equipped with a gear knob, which allows you to modify the intensity of your workout. Spinning classes typically consist of 15 to 20 people and last about 60 minutes. In addition to the bikes, another key component of spinning classes is music.

Tiger Beer launches its 2020 Chinese New Year campaign - ‘Double The Huat’

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KUALA LUMPUR, 7th January 2020 – Tiger Beer, Malaysia’s No. 1 beer, welcomed the Year of the Rat with a grand launch event held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur followed by a delectable dinner at the Grand Imperial Restaurant. Heineken Malaysia Berhad’s (HEINEKEN Malaysia) management team, trade partners and members from the media unveiled a new chapter together. The double celebration of Chinese New Year and Tiger Beer’s auspicious 88th anniversary stayed true to the promise of ‘Double the Huat’ with an array of activities and performances.

Sunway Velocity Mall Golden 2020 New Year's Eve Countdown

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It was that time of the year. Unlike so many of the others that went by in the last decade, I opted not to stay at home and decided to brave the crowds and see what was going on in the city. Accepting an invitation by Sunway Velocity Mall to witness and countdown to the New Year together with some friends turned out to be a pretty good way to greet the New Year. I mean after all, it is not everyday you get to witness the turning of a decade, and a pretty bad one at that.

Chinese New Year, Welcome Abundant Beginnings with Hilton Kuching

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Welcome the year of the metal rat, an auspicious year of new beginnings and endless opportunities. The rat is the first sign of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, making this year a time for renewal. It promises fresh starts for an abundance of prosperity, success and fortune.

Exploring China’s Ancient Tea Horse Road The LUX* Resorts Way Curated Experiences Take Centre Stage at LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan

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One of a growing number of LUX* Resorts properties along the historic Tea Horse Road in China’s Yunnan Province, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan promises authentic experiences that get to the heart of what makes this region of southwestern China truly unique. This luxury boutique hotel located in the mountain town of Shangrila is the perfect base for exploring the many glaciers nearby or venturing off the beaten path to hidden mountain trails. LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan’s ‘curated experiences’ are the perfect way to discover the surrounding areas. These are guided excursions tailor-made for the adventurous and culturally curious. Whether it is a temple tour and tea talk with a monk or a sumptuous picnic alongside a stunningly beautiful mountain lake, these bespoke experiences promise to create enduring memories.

Exquisite Yee Sang and heavenly pineapple tarts pave the way for CNY

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Genting Highlands, 31st December 2019 – The Lunar New Year is an occasion where friends and family close and near come together to usher in the beginning of a year filled with good luck and fortune. On that very same note, this is when one of a kind Chinese New Year dishes and snacks are specially rolled out. From Chinese-centric set menus to meals and ala carte items that are guaranteed to whet appetites.

Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Offers The Prosperous Golden Rat Year Vegetarian Set

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Genting Highlands, 31st December 2019 – The Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant was awarded the prestigious World Top Gourmet award in the Vegetarian category in Year 2019 by Master Chef Jeffrey Tan, OAM (Order of Australia Medal). Located mid-hill in the Chin Swee temple, this vegetarian restaurant is the only of its kind in Genting Highlands. It was established in 2007 at 4600 feet/1402 meters above sea level, surrounded by lush slopes of the virgin tropical forest.