8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

8th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

Date: 11 March 2016 – 13 March 2016

Venue: Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya

Website: http://myballoonfiesta.com/

 

View colourful hot air balloons from around the world. The fiesta features balloons in various shapes and sizes resembling a teardrop, clown, elephant and even Darth Vader.

 

Welcome everyone!

Come and watch the stars of the show, the hot air balloons as they inflate and float up and leave you in awe. This majestic beasts will be inflated twice daily at 7am and 6pm. While there are 20 balloons up for show, the Fiesta also has tethered balloon rides as well as cold inflation where visitors can get up close and explore inside the balloons.

Throughout the day there will be other activities such as the Extreme Zone for sports enthusiasts while for the shopaholics an area filled with bazaars as well as food and beverages stalls to curb your appetite! Be sure to visit our sponsors too at their corporate booths as they usually offer great deals and promotions of their products especially during the Fiesta!

Apart from our family friendly attractions, we also offer areas where everybody can relax and unwind and have a picnic throughout the day. Be prepared to have fun when you join the three-day festivities with us in Putrajaya!

 

 

 

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Finding the best Vegetarian Restaurant in Melaka

Melaka being a UNESCO World heritage site not only possesses antique remnants, but while visiting this state people generally get familiarized with numerous restaurants here; renowned in its taste as well. You will consequently find plenty of unique myriad vegetarian restaurant in Melaka. These restaurants are famous since the period of olden days when Melaka’s historic remains were not known around the whole world.

Vegetarian Restaurant in Melaka

The famous vegetarian restaurants in Melaka which was established since the golden period was known to be a ‘Banana Leaf Restaurant’ possessed a classic model of taste, located in Selvam Jalan Temengong.

There are numerous top rated vegetarian restaurants in Melaka of which few of them are mentioned as under:

Veggie Planet Vegetarian Restaurant (味滋园)

Veggie Planet Vegetarian Restaurant is a four star Melaka vegetarian restaurant that can easily be traced in the vicinity of Jalan Melaka Raya 8. By its name we come to know that this restaurant must be enriching their customers with a great delicious menu of vegetarian foods. Due to its hale and hearty delivery of organic food this vegetarian restaurant was awarded with a distinction in quality food and was observed just after its inauguration in July, 2010 till to date.

We therefore come across a simple organic restaurant even in the modern electronic age where diseases are over burdening due to the numerous time usage of microwave, preservatives, food colors and all those products which was never being thought in the olden times. This vegetarian restaurant in Melaka still uses the original taste of the food and prepares or buys all the food products, organically, which in turn showers upon its customers the real influence of eating.

As being famous for herbivorous customers it is also attracting carnivorous eaters gradually by simultaneously possessing its original aroma of presenting vegetarian eatables with a green leafy environment for sit-ins.

Address: 4143, Jalan Melaka Raya 8, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone:+ 60 6-292 2819

Man Yuan Fang Vegetarian Restaurant

Man Yuan Fang is also a four star vegetarian restaurant in Melaka famous in case of delivering western and Asian veggie food items. Do visit this restaurant if you are enthusiastically fond of having herbal tea; presented with a strong infused aroma just after the meal. The types of food being served here are Chinese and Western generally.

People eating here intensely get amazed by eating in town and the main entrance have glass doors in it, such that the passersby can also view the people enjoying eating in a comfy environment. The inner surroundings of this restaurant is depicted in a metropolitan style particularly where the visitors are provided herbal teas with a special herb ingredient i.e. myriad dried flowers and leaves therein just to make them indulge in a light environment after relishing with heavy veggie meals because you cannot stop eating when familiarized with the scrumptious enlisted menu of which some specialties innumerably includes Stir fried Ceylon Spinach with Sesame, Pumpkin and Sago, Man Yuan Steam Tofu; is considered a veggie food as it add some protein in your body other than non-meat diet, baked potato and so on.

Address: No G35 G37 , Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 17-315 0990

Eha Fruit Veggie Bistro

Eha Fruit and Veggie Bistro is famous for providing fresh fruit juices and ice creams in a café; indulged in a vivacious ambiance that is concurrently excellent in delivering ideal service to its clients due to which it has also been awarded as a four and a half star herbivorous cafe type restaurant in Melaka.

Address: 57, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-281 8208

Food Stalls in Jonker Street

Beside the above Melaka vegetarian restaurant, you can also try the veggie dishes on various open food stalls in Melacca, especially in the vicinity of Jonker Street. The famous Jonker Street Melaka comes to live at night and you will find plenty of food stalls and restaurants offer veggie dishes to the customers.

Old Famosa Vegtarian Restaurant

This is one of the famous eatable points to eat scrumptious vegetarian food in a restaurant of Melaka. It is primarily famous for its old taste being hidden in food items and that can be obtained easily on economical rates. The cooks here are still developing the taste of cooked vegetables to be eaten in a way like we are having a meat dish for ourselves at cheaper rates.

Address: Jalan Emas, Taman Bukit Melaka, 75450 Ayer Keruh, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-233 1238

These are some of the famous vegetarian restaurant in Melaka. If you want to recommend a place or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

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Best Restaurant to try Western Food in Melaka

Here in Melaka we tasted food at different points from various stalls and that was really the best food in Melaka due to being economical with an excellent taste. It has been observed since past that western food in Melaka was said to be one of the expensive eatables because of its quality concerns. Therefore, in the olden days western restaurants were still being impeccably famous and the lists of those restaurants are mentioned as:

  • Summerfield’s Coffee shop in the Ramada Renaissance Hotel at JI Bendahara.
  • Caper’s Restaurant located towards the Mediterranean side of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel.
  • A cozy restaurant here that serves their customers with economical steak and lamb chops in Majestic Hotel in JI Bunga Raya.
  • One of the western restaurants i.e. Restoran Kim Swee Huat prepares packed food for tourists and passersby of which mainly were porridge and muesli breakfast.
  • We used to easily grab the huge list of delicious drinks and desserts at Tai Chong Hygienic Ice Café situated at JI. Bunga Raya.
  • Taberna Falal was built in front of the Straits Heritage Hotel was functioning by a Portuguese food that specifically sells real Portuguese food and wines.

Whereas, in current days if you visit Melaka you will generally find the original western taste as it was among golden periods of time which relatively depicts Melaka’s beauty as an ancient state.

Western Food in Melaka

The list of restaurants licensed as best in 2015; serving western food in Melaka is as follows:

Olio Italian Restaurant

Olio (Italian Comfort Food) restaurant can be easily traced in Ramada Plaza Melaka possessing a European style environment being presented with the delicious Italian food items. The most enjoyable and attractive part of this restaurant is its environment of which this restaurant gains highest points among other restaurants here in Melaka. Its food specialties are termed as variety of seafood including fish items provided with plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables indulged with myriad amalgamation of spices.

Address: Ramada Plaza Melaka, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-284 8888

Bamboo Hut Bistro

The Bamboo hut Bistro serves both western and local foods, and it is relatively famous for providing delicious western food in Melaka. Thus, far from being enriching their customers with delicious food items it is someway located on the vivid ancient site which in turn attracts myriad tourists. Such as, the number of tourists served here is almost half and half of them are locals because customers not only visit for enjoying food but also come to enjoy the ancient scenery. For instance, specialty of Italian food is Funghi Trifolati with sautéed mushrooms on crostini; a simple truffle with an intense aromatic gravy served with toast.

Address: 27, Jalan Kota, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 9282

The Baboon House

The Baboon House built on the historic Jonker Street in Melaka engulfed with an American style food. As far as the name of the restaurant is considered; the environment here is like we are enjoying food in a real jungle that’s why it possesses the highest rating and said to be top most of 2015 restaurants.

Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 China Town, Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Heritage Food Street

Melaka’s Heritage Food Street with numerous food stalls can be found as you visit Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall for shopping. All type of food are available here western and local both in economical rates i.e. especially created for students, travellers, tourists and many others can simultaneously enjoy food here when carrying less money in their pockets.

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Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant

Eleven Bistro Eleven Bistro Restaurant is specialized in providing food mostly for evening and night walkers because of its attractive attributes being mostly enhanced in evenings and nights here in Melaka. The type of food being served is a mixture of various ingredients with the originality of Portuguese ingredients. For instance, if we try food by enjoying the lightings we will definitely be unable to identify its basic ingredient.

Address: 11,Jalan Hang Lekir, 75200 Malacca Town, Melaka, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-282 0011

These are some of the restaurants that offer best western food in Melaka. If you want to suggest a place, please do so by adding comments below.

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Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

Its formula of afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening performances on the main stage has proven to be a hit with the audience, who come from near and far.

The festival site also sets up a variety of food and drink stalls, an arts and crafts area as well as a counter for festival memorabilia, Sarawak souvenirs and CDs by the performing artists, all this contributing to a fun filled, wholesome festival experience. World Music plus a country fair atmosphere in the midst of lush greenery.

The Rainforest World Music Festival, a not-to-be-missed occasion, guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.

For further information about Rainforest World Music Festival, please contact us.

Sarawak Tourism Board
5th – 7th Floor, Yayasan Sarawak Building
Jalan Masjid, 93400 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia

Phone : +6082-423600
Fax : +6082-416700
Website : www.sarawaktourism.com

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Time Capsule Hotel Opens in Penang

Penang Time Capsule Hotel

Located along the busy main thoroughfare of Chulia Street within George Town, the newly-opened Time Capsule hotel offers travellers not only comfortable capsule room nights but an experience that is rivalled by no other dormitory-style guest houses in the state.

Each capsule is shaped much like a squat number 8 with a unit each on top and bottom, where the top is accessible by a small ladder. There are a total 100 capsules at the hotel, about 33 units in each floor of the five-storey building. “The capsule has all the basic amenities, like a small safe, wifi and a charging point so customers have almost all they need within reach,” said the hotel chief executive officer Steve Low.

The ground floor of the building is the hotel reception where guests will be handed a bag of toiletries that include a striped pajamas set, a pair of cotton bedroom slippers and a key card for access to their shoe and luggage lockers, their floor and their own capsule. Each guest is required to leave their shoes in the shoe locker on the ground floor and change into the bedroom slippers before making their way up to the capsules on the floor they picked.

“We have two floors that are unisex and one floor meant only for women,” Low said. On each floor, the capsules are arranged in rows or eight or four facing each other or the windows.

The hotel is still a work in progress even though it opened in mid-April as they are still working on the final floor which is the facilities floor so guests can read, make their own drinks or do their laundry. For now, there are small reading nooks with comfortable beanbags facing the floor-to-ceiling windows either facing Chulia Street or the back alley on each floor.

While the rooms appear claustrophobic, the space is much bigger than it looks when one is sitting or sleeping inside. “We tried out every capsule to make sure all the controls and switches worked,” Low, who had personally slept overnight in many of the capsules, said. As for privacy and safety concerns, each floor has a locked glass door accessible only by a key card and each capsule has a sliding door that can be locked and securely latched from inside.

The air conditioning is centralised but there are controls within each capsule to allow the guests to adjust the air conditioning within the capsule. As with other dormitory-style hotels, the bathrooms are communal ones, one for women and one for men. Much like the clean, simplistic lines of the capsules, the bathrooms and toilets are also kept to the same feel with white porcelain basins and simple fuss-free shower stalls.

Though initially targeting backpackers and short-stay young travellers, Low said they have been getting numerous bookings from families and a wide range of guests who were merely curious about sleeping in a capsule. The Time Capsule Hotel offers rates for 24-hour stays and also six-hour stays. – Malay Mail Online

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