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Water Festival in Penang Island

Water Festival in Penang Island

Date : 13th April 2016 

 

The Water festival or Songkran is a traditional Thai festival that is also celebrated in Penang by devotees to wash away bad luck through liberally splashing water on each other. Songkran in Thai means to move or change place and it also denotes the Sun’s change of place in the zodiac system.

Date13 April 2016

VenuePenang Burmese Temple The Reclining Buddha Temple

Contact Number+6016 – 410 5115

AddressPenang Burmese Temple Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250, Penang, Malaysia. (5.431157,100.313932)

Scents and Senses – for a Lavish Treat to your Body and Mind

With various things to do in Melaka, visit to spa is a must. A relaxed and peaceful vacation is incomplete without a luxurious trip to some lavish and comfy spa. Spas help you rejuvenate and get ready for the days ahead with new energy. They relieve your stress, undefined pains, and tiredness. Like any other vacation spot, the city of Melaka also has some well-appointed spas to let you enjoy your vacations to the end. Amongst many other spas in Melaka, the Scent and Senses, A touch of Thai Spa is undoubtedly the best.

The Scents and Senses, a Touch of Thai

Melaka city has many spa and massage centers, but there is only one that offer traditional Thai message in the city and that is The Scents and Senses, A Touch of Thai. The spa is lavishly designed with an ambience of quietness and peace to let your stress vanish somewhere. The aesthetic use of wood and stones give it a contemporary look with a hint of mystic surroundings. The lights are used in a way to relax your nerves as soon as you set foot on the premise.

The spa and massage services this spa offers are the main highlights and unmatched with any other spa in Malacca. These services are designed to realign, relax, and reenergize you. Traditional Thai massage their best service in which pressure points along with key energy lines are worked upon to empower your emotional, mental, and physical processes. Like any other tropical spa, Scents and Senses Melaka also give Aromatherapy massage. The oils are extracted from flowers, leaves, and herbs that soothes mind and body, clear out toxins from muscles and skin and also reduce fat.

Herbal Healing is another remarkable service by this spa where the Thai herbal heat compress is used along with the atypical Thai massage. Traditional Thai medicine treat muscle pain, sprains, and swelling with the herbal heat compression. The Womb and Breast treatment is another highlight of the spa. This treatment and massage help maintaining the uterus alignment, and maintain and increase healthy circulation. It also builds a healthy menstrual cycle, strengthen uterine muscle, and bring hormonal balance.

Other incredible services of Scents and Senses Spa Melaka, include foot reflexology that affects functions of the entire body. Healing stone wellness is provided on a plush massage table with warned stones placed onto your muscles with gentle yet powerful strokes with herbal lotions. The spa also offers Cellulite Treatment for fat burning and Swedish massage for proper flow of blood to the heart.

Scents Senses is among the best Melaka attractions which promises to be a rejuvenating experience. An ideal place to unwind, shape up discover a renewed sense of well being

Address: 106, 106A, 106B, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-286 1186

Mods Cafe Melaka – A must visit Retro Cafe in Melaka

Melaka is a place where you will find plenty of activities to do. It is known for its cultural and historic sites, as well as food shopping. But somewhere in the crowded street, nestles a small space. It is hard to find but holds a treasure of taste and excitement. It is Mods Cafe Melaka, where you can experience an invasion of the Beatles once again. A visit to Mods Cafe is also one of the recommended things to do in Melaka if you’re looking for a hot drink snack.

Mods Cafe Melaka

Located in the heart of the old Chinatown of Melaka, a small cafe enjoys its discrete presence with tourists from every part of the world pouring in. As the name “Mods Cafe” suggest, the place is inspired by the mods culture originated in England during. The Mods Cafe Melaka is a brain child of young Albert and his wife Jin-Jing and was opened in 2010. The café is located near Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and is quiet hidden amongst the shops.

The main highlight of Mods Cafe Malcca is a bright orange 1978 Volks Wagon that stands inside the café. It is said that the owner used to sell coffee in the wagon and it was mobile but due to some restrictions, owner had to stand still it and turn it into a café. Its fame shows that it was not a bad idea to convert mobile wagon into a café with a hint of Mods culture. The place is built around wood planks and brick walls. It is not quite spacious as it has only few chairs and tables and cannot accommodate more than 6 groups of people. So, you have to try your luck quite hard, especially on weekends.

The shop is decorated with lots of antique stuff making it, perhaps, the most retro cafe in Melaka. The overall look of Mods Cafe is quite antique but the coffee machines they use are the advanced technology. You may not see coffee roasters in many branded cafes, but Mods Cafe’s coffee roasting machine shares a room with drum set of Khow. Therefore, their coffee is undoubtedly, 100% pure and fresh. The shop has little scooters and other stuff as souvenirs. The walls are adorned by vintage beer cans with the Union Jack hanging proudly at the back.

The coffee make has the expertise to make more than 30 types of drinks. From hot, blended, iced, and ice cream, the café has got it all. If their double espresso is superbly thick with strong coffee aroma, then their Caffe Latte will leave your mouth all creamy and milky. The deliciousness of the Mods Cafe Melak does not end up with their drinks. They serve heavenly mouth watering Tiramisu cake with the delectable rum taste, coffee powder, and soft cakes. Enjoy an amalgamation of sweetness and bitterness with Espresso Affogato. The combination of bitter coffee and sweet ice cream may not sound good, but your taste buds will surely approve them.

The Mods Cafe is not only a place to sit and drink, but it is surely a top tourist attraction in Melaka that offers a whole new experience at a very small place. If you are tired of searching authentic coffee, then Mods Cafe is a must-try cafe in Melaka. It is a bit pricey, but the price worth the servings. If you have visited the cafe and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Tokong, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-756 4441
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Best Restaurants to try Halal Food in Melaka

Melaka is not only famous for heritage sites historical remnants, but food in Melaka is equally popular. Beside Malaysian Chinese restaurants, there are many other restaurants in Melaka offering Japanese, Western, Italian other cuisines. The Nyonya food in Melaka is also another popular local cuisine.

Melaka as being the state of a Muslim country; there we can easily locate many eye-catching and splendidly delicious outlets including restaurants of halal food in Melaka available here by and large. Such halal food restaurants have primarily mastered themselves in preparing Malaysian style cooking items with typically an Indian touch associated with it.

Halal Food Restaurants in Melaka

There are many restaurants in the Melaka offering Halal food to the customers. Some of the best restaurants to try halal food in Melaka are emphasized as below:

1. Hoe Kopitiam Tanjung Kling

Hoe Kopitiam Tanjung Kling is actually a Mamak type of restaurant that purely possesses the capability to deliver scrumptious halal food in Melaka, being served on a leafy structure plucked from banana trees. The presentation style has been derived from the South Indian culture and the cooked food is embedded with a mixed taste of Malay and Indian culture predominantly. The must try dishes of such a restaurant are plenty i.e. Mee Coreng Mamak is typically a spicy dish, other eatables are toast and coffee as well, we can also go for Nasi Lemuk Bungkus and Coconut Shake is also very popular here.

Address: Tanjung Kling, Hainam Village, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 7am till 4:30pm

2. Restaurant Lot 85

Restaurant Lot 85 is generally a famous halal food restaurant in Melaka, that can be simply visited at the place of Durian Daun in Malacca; Malaysia. The myriad visitors enjoy eating delicious halal eatables due to its specialty of preparing halal food dishes like Nasi Beryani. The most unique feature of this dish is that people have a choice of eating their type of Nasi Beryani’s gravy by choosing through a variety of gravy available here in this restaurant for their huge customers.

Address: Lot no.85, Jalan Putri Hang Li Poh, Durian Daun, 74500, Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 6-292 2045
Business Hours: 8am till 3pm (Remains open daily)

3. Restoran Gelombang Biru “Yong Tau Foo”

Restoran Gelomban Biru is actually famous for delivering an incredibly delicious halal soup; generally cooked in Malaysian style. The actual taste of the soup is based on its natural ingredients that mainly consist of different herbs as well as aromatic spices that are exactly different from the Chinese culinary. Therefore, we can order the quantity of such a soup by our own choice that inculcates single or shared serving. The soup is mostly delivered in a huge pot dish that is placed at the center of serving table and it is delivered at our table after choosing the soup.

Address: No. 33, Jalan BP 10, Taman Bertam Perdana, 75200 Pulau Gadong, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 6pm till 12am (Remains open daily other than Monday)

4. Roti John Barkaat

Roti John Barkaat is mainly famous in delivering freshly cooked pure Roti John. For instance, the preparation for making the roti includes plain long bread that is mainly grilled with an amalgamation of sardin, onion sliced, chopped chillies and for gravy in the absence of any fancy toppings or else any artificial cream. Therefore, the real taste of Roti John is actually baked with sweet and awesomely favorable fishy aroma. We can certainly enjoy the taste of having Roti John by sitting in the windy atmosphere of a seashore.

The most favorable halal food to enjoy is mainly Roti John served with Asam Pedas Fish or can be also served with Tom Yam Soup as well. The restaurant is generally overly crowded due to its tempting decorum and having scrumptious halal food therein.

Address: Lot 2175, Km12, Pengkalan Perigi, 76400 Tanjong Kling, Melaka, Malaysia.
Contact: +60 19-682 2424
Business Hours: 5pm till 2am (Opens Daily)

5. Sawit Corner Restoran

Sawit Corner Restoran is primarily considered to be the most cordial place due to its popular varieties of Halal food; specifically being served during the Holy month of Ramadan. For instance, their major profitable food item in the month of Ramadan is Berbuka. This place is extremely popular because of its purely cordial oriented atmosphere in a broader sense.

Address: Tangga Batu, Melaka, Malaysia.
Business Hours: Remains open during lunch time.

These are some of the restaurants offering Halal food in Melaka. If you would like to recommend Melaka Halal food restaurant, please do so by adding comments below. You can also checkout top 10 must-try Melaka food for more information.

The Weekend Japanese Film Show in January – Haru’s Journey

The Weekend Japanese Film Show in January – Haru’s Journey

 

DATE: 9 January 2016

TIME: 3.00 p.m.

VENUE: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur

ADMISSION: Free

Organized by : The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur. The Japan Foundation is a non-profit organization established with the purpose of fostering mutual cultural exchange between Japan and other countries.

The 2016 season of our free monthly film screenings opens with Harus Journey which follows the uneasy journey of an elderly fisherman and his granddaughter as they hit the hard roads of northern Japan providing uniquely penetrating insight into Japanese culture through the universal themes of acceptance resilience and familial commitment.

 

Haru’s Journey

春との旅

(小林政広 KOBAYASHI Masahiro/2010/83 min)

An elderly fisherman named Tadao and his granddaughter Haru live together in a small harbourside village in Hokkaido. When Haru loses her job, she decides to take her grandfather to Tokyo where there are better work opportunities. But Tadao refuses, and so begins a road movie driven by household dynamics as the two set off on a journey to the mainland to see if one of his siblings is willing to look after him.

A favoured director in the European film festival circuit, Masahiro Kobayashi established his mainstream credentials with this uniquely penetrating portrait of Japanese culture, filtered through the universal themes of acceptance, resilience and familial commitment.

// AWARDS HONOURS //

❖ 65th Mainichi Film Award of Excellence in Japanese Film

❖ 65th Mainichi Film Award for Best Newcomer – Eri Tokunaga

❖ 20th Japanese Film Critics Award for Best Japanese Film

❖ 2011 Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur Silver Alhambra for Best Director – Masahiro Kobayashi

❖ 2011 Vesoul Asian Film Festival Audience Award

Official webpage: http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/wjfs-jan-2016

THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW has been organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) regularly for over 10 years. The programme takes place every first Saturday of the month and is free of charge. All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Magic Art Museum

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Open in April 2015, the Magic Art Museum is located in the Bayou Lagoon Park Resort. This place offers visitors with interesting and even quirky 3D art that are fun for photo taking.

Adult: RM25

Children and Senior Citizen: RM20

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Malaysia Wins Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2015

Asia's Best Golf Destination 2015

PUTRAJAYA, 12 November 2015 – Malaysia’s golf tourism industry added another feather to its cap when the country took home the ‘Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2015’ award at the 2nd Annual World Golf Awards in Portugal on 7 November. The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi, which received the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ award last year, was conferred ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course 2015’.

Tourism Malaysia Director Mohamed Amin Yahya, who accepted the award at the Conrad Algarve, said that Malaysia is proud to receive the award for the second consecutive year. “Our golf courses offer challenging fairways amidst spectacular sights, world-class facilities and amenities. We strongly encourage golfers from around the world to visit Malaysia not only to play golf but also to enjoy a wide range of fascinating tourist attractions,” Mohamed Amin said.

Malaysia’s popularity as a golf destination has grown over the years. There are over 200 golf courses located around the country, with each offering avid golfers a unique experience. They can play in the cool climates of highlands; by the crashing waves of the sea; in busy towns and cities; or in the quiet greens near jungles.

About World Golf Awards

World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations. Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. An estimated 60 million golfer visits will take place in 2015 to the 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide.

The 2015 World Golf Awards focuses on the leading 130 nations who are shaping the future of this dynamic industry. While celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf resorts, courses and the golfing destinations throughout the world, World Golf Awards strives to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.

Votes were made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes were also cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes were submitted online via the World Golf Awards website.

The winners of each national category went head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners. You can see the entire list of world winners here – http://worldgolfawards.com/winners/2015

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