Top 3 Destinations in Indonesia

Indonesia is a paradise of its own. An interesting country made up of thousands of volcanic islands, gorgeous beaches, tropical jungles and of course amazing eats. It is year end now and how about planning your 2016 getaway to Indonesia?

3 top destinations that you should consider are Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali. Each offers a different experience of its own. Each deserves a visit to enjoy its own unique offerings. Check out the following videos by the folks at Maxman TV on Indonesia's 3 top destinations.

Tiger White

It started with Tiger, then we had refreshing Tiger Radler. Now comes Tiger White which i count as my favourite of the Tiger family. A delicious wheat beer with subtle spicy hints of clove, coriander, and orange peel.

Have it nicely chilled and this is your perfect beer to go with many meals including our spicy Asian, a poolside BBQ or even a drink among friends. The all-new cloudy, wheaty variant with an ABV of 5% is making its way to various bars and stores across the country. So keep your eyes open for it!
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Year End Fun...Thus Far

Year end are one of my fave times. Its a time of festivities with Christmas, new year, long school holidays and folks clearing up their annual leaves all packed into the last month of December. Kind of breathless but I really appreciate this crazy hectic time of the year with different folks and different activities packed in. 

Christmas and New Year 2015: Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

Year end festivities are always so joyous, colourful and definitely tasty! If you choose to have your Christmas celebrations at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur this year, you can expect lovely musical accompaniment on selected days. New year celebrations will be complete with lots of sparkles and bubbly options.

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Very talented Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra MPYO performing at @InterContinental.KualaLumpur. Catch them again on 15th December. Till Christmas there will be different talents performing at 7pm at the Lobby on 15, 18, 19 & 25 December 2015. Catch them all!

The Sparkling Christmas Brunch at Serena Brasserie will be on 25 December 2015 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm is priced at RM268 nett per person while the the Seafood Christmas Buffet Dinner is priced at RM198 nett. Both spreads are complemented correspondingly with a free flow of soft drink and juices at an additional charge of RM30nett or RM150nett for a free flow of wines inclusive of the Italian white wine Prosseco and beers. 

If you like a Chinese influence with your celebrations, then you should consider Tao Chinese Cuisine which will be offering a 6-course Christmas set menu which includes an elegant medley of fish maw, tiger grouper fish roll, smoked lamb cutlet and wholesome meal of marinated hand-pulled noodles. This is available from 24 -26 December 2015 at RM188 nett per person. 
Wok braised smoked lamb cutlet plated together with petite sauteed vegetables
and baked garlic "man tau".
Gratinated Cheese Hokkaido Scallop, Red Prawn Oil with Coriander Mango Salsa
My personal favourite with plump succulent scallop and a very appetizing and slightly spicy salsa.

Tatsu Japanese Cuisine whips out a festive 5-Course Set Menu from 24-26 December 2015 at RM188 nett per person. The New Year menu will be available for lunch and dinner at RM188 nett per person on 31st December 2015 to 1st January 2016. Interesting and very Christmas looking dishes that look really fun and cute. Can't complain on taste because our meals at Tatsu has always been memorable and delish.
Seasonal blue fin tuna and sea bream sashimi
Snow and snowman made of salt with delicious fresh good cuts of sashimi.

Sea bream sashimi
Salt and sugar cured Norwegian Salmon on 31 December 2015 and 1st January 2016
This pretty garden is my personal favourite from the festive menu. Healthy greens, flowers to go with the delightful salmon and crispy salmon skin.

The festive celebrations go on pretty much from Christmas till New Year. And bearing in mind that some might be nursing a hangover, there will be a Hangover Brunch at Serena Brasserie on 1st January 2016 11am to 4pm at RM88 nett per entry which will include a free flow Bloody Mary complemented by an extensive spread of season's customary favourites. 

This is also a season for gifting. Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur has delicious goodies that make perfect gifts. Assorted homemade Christmas goodies including Christmas pudding with traditional brandy sauce, traditional marzipan stolen, variant flavours of yule log cake, traditional fruit mince pies and panforte are available from RM15 nett. Season favourites of Angus beef striploin, barbequed beef ribs, and turkey roasts are also available from RM42 nett if you prefer to dine at home but skip the cooking hassle. You can also opt for InterContinental Festive Hamper packed with the seasonal goodies of panforte, traditional Marzipan stollen, Chef Chan’s signature Christmas pudding, basler leckerli (honey cookies), brunsli (almond and chocolate cookies), selections from TWG Tea inclusive of TWG Red Christmas Tea and the Red of Africa Tea Jelly @ priced at RM350 nett per hamper. These hampers are available from 1-26 December 2015. 

Make your bookings fast and take advantage of the 15% early bird discount for festive buffet reservations with full payment before 18 December 2015. 

Tatsu Japanese Restaurant
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 2782 6118

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Christmas and New Year 2015: Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur preps a lavish and elaborate feast this festive season. Plenty of options await diners for Christmas and to usher in 2016 with style in all their eateries. And for those who want added convenience, I urge you to book a stay at Hilton Kuala Lumpur!

Christmas 2015: House @ GTower

If you work around Jalan Ampang or Jalan Tun Razak area, then you will be familiar with cozy and popular House @ GTower. This Christmas, House has affordable meal offers for those who opt to dine in or takeaway. Take note of their special offer of free wine when you dine in on 24th December!

MPI Generali Run 2016: Breakfast Fellowship 12122015

Today is the last session for My First Run clinic organised by the MPI Generali Run 2016 folks. Each week, the clinics bring participants through a run with sharing sessions on important aspects of running. All sessions are geared towards preparing runners for their first run and specifically the MPI Generali Run 2016 that will be held on Sunday 10 January 2016.

This morning started off with a run as usual. Thereafter, Jamie shared on what to expect on your first road run. Good tips I must say even for someone like me who ran for almost 3 years. Of course this was followed by a breakfast fellowship of the yummiest teh tarik in town and some food. Some food would be an understatement because there was so much food prepared including bananas, local kuihs, fried noodles and of course nasi lemak with super sedap (delicious) sambal sotong.
Runners enjoying their runs. Paces are all different but what matters is that everyone runs.

Jamie's tips today include that if a run is sunny, wear your sunnies or a visor or a cap. You don't want to run squinting plus if you squint, your pics won't look good!

Everyone's hungry after a good meal. Plus who won;t be hungry with one of the yummiest nasi lemak in town being served for brekkie?
Mr. Wan patiently brewed teh tarik for all of us and even pulled the tea. The recipe to a good teh tarik is more than just tea, condensed milk and evaporated milk. If you want to know more...ask him the next time you see him!

Not just milk tea but this is pulled milk tea / teh tarik complete with bubbles!
Yummy? Don't even attempt licking the screen! Just drool!

There was also a collection of preloved shoes and clothes for the orang asli community under Project Good Deeds. It was really encouraging that the preloved items were pretty new too. Kudos guys for your good heart. This collection will continue on 
More clothes and shoes.
Project Good Deeds collects preloved shoes and clothes for the orang asli community.

The collection under Project Good Deeds will continue on MPI Generali Run 2016 bib collection day and also on race day itself. So guys, keep the pre loved items coming in for the Orang asli community. Of course, please make sure that you wash the shoes first and the clothes are not tattered or torn.

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MPI Generali Run 2016 - Your First Road Race

For those who have been joining My First Run Clinic that is part of MPI Generali Run 2016, make sure you turn up tomorrow Saturday 12 December 2015 for the final run clinic. Learn how you can be a better runner, enjoy the fellowship of other runners and in the spirit of caring and giving, Project Good Deeds rolls out tomorrow.

TIME Broadband: 3 Months Down The Lane

Three months into my 100Mpbs line with TIME Broadband, I think I am definitely a happy customer. 

Seamless connection throughout the day even though many of my neighbours are now subscribed to TIME Broadband. Definitely must say that they have indeed lived up to their reputation and claim as the fastest Internet service provider in town!

Frost Trail Run 2015

THANX to the folks at Maxis, I ran my second trail race ever. It was all good fun, tougher than I expected it to be but still I am glad I and completed the Frost Trail Run 2015 at a decent timing and most importantly injury free despite really being a Miss Clumsy.

Things To Do in Kuching, Sarawak

Looking through my pics of a recent trip to Kuching, I realised that I have fallen in love with Kuching quite a bit. It is a quaint and charming city with one of the friendliest people I have met, yummy food and interesting cultural and nature attractions too.

While there's a lot more to do, here's some of my favourite discoveries of Kuching from my last 2 getaways to Kuching. In fact if you like, you can cover all the items below in one weekend! I stress that these are what I experienced and loved. I certainly welcome suggestions and recommendations on what else I should try out in Kuching and of course Sarawak!