Monday, September 18, 2023

Rediscover Malaysia's Charms, the Marriott Bonvoy Way

Are you ready to embark on a captivating journey to rediscover the beauty of Malaysia? Marriott Bonvoy hotels and resorts in Malaysia are inviting travelers like you to "Find Your Happy Place in Malaysia Again And Again" until November 8, 2023. This exciting campaign, which coincides with Malaysia and Malaysia Day on September 16th, beckons you to revisit your favorite Malaysian destinations across seven incredible locations.

Earn Bonus Points as You Explore
If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can start by registering now to earn 1,500 bonus points with each stay. But wait, there's more! You'll also receive an additional 3,000 bonus points for every three different Marriott Bonvoy brands you stay with. This means your rediscovery of Malaysia will not only be memorable but also rewarding. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

World of Frozen: An Enchanting Adventure Awaits at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Prepare to be enchanted as Hong Kong Disneyland Resort unveils the highly anticipated World of Frozen, the world's largest and first-ever "Frozen" themed land, set to open its doors on November 20. Inspired by the beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios' films, "Frozen" and "Frozen 2," this magical wonderland will transport guests to the enchanting realm of Arendelle. World of Frozen promises an immersive experience filled with captivating stories, iconic characters, stunning landscapes, mesmerizing music, and cutting-edge technology. Let's embark on a journey to Arendelle and explore what this extraordinary land has to offer.

Michael Moriarty, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, shared his excitement, saying, "Today, on the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we're thrilled to be sharing more details on World of Frozen. World of Frozen is an integral part of the park's latest expansion, and with the grand opening on November 20, we eagerly await guests from around the world. We are dedicated to continually offering new and innovative experiences, ensuring every visit to the resort is truly magical."

Thursday, September 14, 2023

KLSCM 2023: An Epic Showdown for Malaysia's Top Marathon Runners

The Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2023 is gearing up to be a thrilling spectacle as Malaysia's elite distance runners prepare to battle for supremacy in the Full Marathon Malaysian category. With over 40,000 participants set to converge on Dataran Merdeka over the weekend of September 30th and October 1st, this iconic event has gained recognition as the only race in Malaysia sanctioned by World Athletics with a coveted Road Race Label. As KLSCM celebrates its 15th edition, the Men's Full Marathon Malaysian category promises a heated competition featuring top-notch athletes.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

KEPCI Music Fest: A Finger-Lickin' Good Celebration of Malaysia's Culture and Music

The vibrant city of Shah Alam recently came alive with music, merriment, and mouthwatering delights as the highly anticipated KEPCI Music Fest made its grand debut at the Melawati Indoor Stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2023. In honor of KFC's momentous 50th anniversary, this festival created an unforgettable experience that brought Malaysians together through music, culture, and, of course, delicious food.

The KEPCI Music Fest, born from KFC's commitment to nurturing community bonds and celebrating Malaysia's rich heritage, assembled legendary musicians and talented local artists to weave a musical tapestry that struck a chord with the hearts of thousands in attendance.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Unleash Your Inner Trail Titan

Calling all running enthusiasts! If you're seeking a fresh challenge beyond the ordinary, look no further than the Trail Titans event, hosted by Dirigo Events – the brilliant minds behind the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon. The inaugural event kicked off with a bang at Kiara Hills, attracting over 450 spirited trail runners ready to conquer either the 16km or 10km categories. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

F&N Celebrates 140 Years with a Tribute to its Heritage and Unwavering Support by Malaysians

Not many companies can proudly say they have been around for over 100 years. F&N is not one of those companies and recently celebrates 140 years with a a heartfelt theme that resonates deeply with the Malaysian community – Kisah Kita… Selamanya.

Any true blue Malaysian would have a connection to any product by F&N throughout their life as they have a diverse range of  brands, weaving an enduring tapestry of shared memories. The brand collection now includes Sri Nona and Cocoacland. The anniversary theme, "Kisah Kita… Selamanya," captures the essence of these cherished traditions, where F&N products have served as catalysts for countless heartwarming connections among loved ones. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Book and Bed Shinjuku, Tokyo Review

What would it be like to sleep in between shelves and racks of books and comics? If you're a bookworm or just a curious traveller, then perhaps Book and Bed Shinjuku might be worth a try on your next trip to Tokyo, Japan. Set in amidst the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku district, this unique capsule hotel is located just a 10 minutes walk from Shinjuku main station and two streets away from the busy Kabukicho where Godzilla looms. 

Friday, August 4, 2023

Introducing Your KLSCM 2023 Pacers: Official Partner Brooks Outfits Pacers with Top-notch Running Gear

The Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) 2023 is set to be an extraordinary event with Brooks, the Official Partner, providing complete running gear for the Pacers. This year, KLSCM will feature its largest group of Pacers to date, including the introduction of Pacers for the 10km category.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Royal Canin Malaysia to Showcase Best Cat Care at Kucing Expo 2023

Royal Canin, the leading provider of scientifically tailored pet nutrition in Malaysia, is excited to participate in the 6th annual edition of Kucing Expo, the country's largest cat exhibition. Taking place from 4th to 6th August at the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) in Kuala Lumpur, the event promises to be a celebration of feline companions and responsible cat ownership. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

DJI Air 3: The Most Versatile Drone Yet

Are you ready to take your aerial photography skills to new heights? DJI, the world's leader in civilian drones and innovative camera technology, is thrilled to announce its latest masterpiece, the DJI Air 3. This powerful drone is the newest addition to the Air Series, boasting incredible features that will leave photography enthusiasts in awe.

Unveiling the Secret of MILO®: Join the Immersive Goodness Truck Experience Now!

Fans of MILO, have you ever wondered what is the secret recipe that makes Milo so damn good? 

Well, brace yourself for an extraordinary experience like never before as MILO has recently introduced the world's first-of-its-kind 360° Immersive MILO Goodness Truck. This a revolutionary initiative is aimed at educating people from all walks of life about the natural goodness of the ingredients that make up our favorite cup of MILO.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

[Cafe Review] Ghostbird Coffee + Ramen Project

 A solo jaunt into Seputeh found me at Ghostbird Coffee, a hidden cafe that shares its space with a Yoshoku-inspired pop-up kitchen, Ramen Project. For a late Saturday morning, the cafe was quiet - a rarity in today's explosion of cafes in Malaysia and I absolutely milked in the peace and quiet. 

The place was inviting with all sorts of homey furniture and decorations that didn't match. In short, it had the vibes and feels of someone's home. Ghostbird Coffee Company was its own roastery and upon wandering over into the shoplet side, I could sniff the scent of freshly roasted coffee beans. Delightful.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

10 Unforgettable Experiences in Adelaide: A Must-Do List

Planning a trip to Adelaide? Get ready to discover a world of unique and unforgettable experiences in this vibrant South Australian city. From swimming with dolphins to exploring Kangaroo Island, Adelaide offers a plethora of one-of-a-kind adventures. I've compiled ten must-do experiences around Adelaide that will leave you with lasting memories.
Let's dive in!

1.Swim with Dolphins in Glenelg: Experience the thrill of swimming with wild dolphins in Glenelg's crystal-clear waters. Book a guided tour and get up close and personal with these intelligent and friendly creatures, creating memories that will last a lifetime. 
Source: South Australian Tourism Commission 

Monday, July 3, 2023

5 Years of Pet-Friendly at the Square, Jaya One

In a neighbourhood where pet-friendly establishments are a rarity, The Square by Jaya has truly been a blessing lasting over 5 years. This month, the iconic pet-friendly space celebrates its 5 Years Anniversary themed, ‘Truly Yours, Truly Pet-Friendly’. 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Uncover 5 of Sydney and New South Wales' Hidden Cafes and Restaurants [Tried and Tested]

Sydney and New South Wales, Australia, is a haven for food lovers, with its diverse culinary landscape offering a multitude of delightful experiences. From quaint mountain towns to bustling city streets, this Australian state has something to satiate every palate. In my past few trips to Sydney and New South Wales, I have had the chance to visit several of the state's hidden gems of cafes and restaurants that aren't The Grounds of Alexandria or Speedos at Bondi Beach. 

Friday, June 16, 2023

Push Your Limits At Redline Fitness Games

Get ready to rev up your engines and push your limits because the REDLINE Fitness Games Powered by NISSAN are here to give you the ultimate adrenaline rush! This one-of-a-kind workout experience is set to revolutionize the fitness scene in Malaysia and it's an event you don't want to miss. 

Taking place on September 23rd and 24th at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), REDLINE Fitness Games Powered by NISSAN is going to be an electrifying indoor event like no other. Whether you're a gym-goer or a fitness enthusiast, this competition is designed to inspire, motivate, and ignite your passion for a fitter and healthier lifestyle in Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Fuiyoh, only RM1,099 for your next smartphone!

Smartphone enthusiasts, get ready for an exhilarating experience as vivo unveils its latest addition to the Y series lineup – the vivo Y36 5G. Combining style, performance, and affordability, this impressive device is set to redefine the way you enjoy your smartphone on a budget.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Travel to Hiroshima via Vietnam on Vietjet

Vietjet announces the launch of the first-ever direct route connecting Japan’s Hiroshima with Hanoi in Vietnam following the recently concluded Hiroshima G7 Summit. This marks the airline’s eighth connection to the Land of the Rising Sun. 

The announcement ceremony was witnessed by Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on his official visit to Japan and attendance at the extended Hiroshima G7 Summit, alongside high-ranking dignitaries from Vietnam and Japan, and representatives from the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Gyukatsu Motomura Tokyo Review

I love my meat. So when I learnt about Gyukatsu Motomura that specialises in gyukatsu aka beef cutlets, I knew I had to try it on my trip to Tokyo. Gyukatsu Motomura has several locations throughout the city, including in Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza. There were three within Shinjuku alone so I was spoiled for choice in terms of outlets. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Starbucks Roastery Reserve, Tokyo - a Guide to Making the Most of Your Coffee Experience

If you're a coffee lover in Tokyo, you won't want to miss the Starbucks Roastery Reserve Tokyo, the 'it' specialty coffee shop that offers an unforgettable coffee experience, regardless if you're a Starbucks fan or not. Located in the vibrant Nakameguro neighborhood, this coffee roastery is the perfect place to savor the rich, flavorful Reserve coffees that Starbucks is known for. 

There are only six Starbucks Roastery outlets in the world and Starbucks Roastery Reserve is the second largest and undoubtedly the prettiest. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Asics New Concept Store Now Open In IOI City Mall Putrajaya

ASICS celebrates the opening of its all-new concept store outlet in IOI City Mall Putrajaya designed to promote a “Sound Mind, Sound Body”. Located on the lower ground floor at the West Court, ASICS IOI City Mall Putrajaya opened its doors recently to welcome the public to check out the new and improved in-store experience. ASICS IOI City Mall Putrajaya is the first ASICS Store in Malaysia to implement this design concept.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Discover Busan: The Perfect Blend of Traditional Korean Culture and Modern Entertainment

Are you planning your first trip to South Korea and wondering where to go? Look no further than Busan! This vibrant city offers a unique blend of modern city life and traditional Korean culture, making it the perfect destination for first-time travelers. In this article, we'll explore some of the best things to do in Busan and why you should consider adding this city to your travel bucket list.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

15 years of Running with KLSCM 2023

When it comes to running events in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (KLSCM) is the premier race to look out for. This 2023 heralds the 15th edition of the event when Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Hannah Yeoh officially launched the opening of registrations to the public on 28 April 2023. 

Malaysia’s premier distance running event, which will take place in Dataran Merdeka on 30 September and 1 October, has been awarded the prestigious Road Race Label by governing body World Athletics, making it the first running event in Malaysia and only the fifth in South East Asia to receive this recognition.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hiking Bukit Guling Ayam

Easy hike with massive payoffs was how one of the blogs described Bukit Guling Ayam. And I agreed! 

With Bukit Tabur closed off to the public due to the danger it poses, Bukit Guling Ayam is perhaps the next best site for a hike along the quartz ridgeline. To even call it a hike seems like an overstatement but what else can I call it? 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

You can now stay at these 4 Castles and Temples in Japan

Ozu Castle, located in Ehime Prefecture, was the first castle in Japan that allowed guests to stay in the castle tower. This majestic castle was reconstructed in 2004 using UNESCO-registered traditional techniques which were revived for the project, and its doors were opened to guests from around the world in 2020. Discerning guests will be able to experience the grandeur and atmosphere the way that Sadayasu Kato, the first lord of the domain, did so in the 1600s, and even experience dinner in the style of the 17th century lords. Both the castle and Garyu Sanso, a historic tea house complex, have been declared as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

[7D6N Tokyo Itinerary] Cherry Blossom and Mount Fuji

If visiting Japan at the peak of cherry blossom season is on your bucketlist then this is the post for you! 

Prior to Covid, I had an ambitious weekend itinerary planned to fly in and fly out of Tokyo to see their sakura season at its peak. Then of course lockdown happened and that plan was put on hold until 2023. Revenge travel applied here as I picked up on my original plan to travel during cherry blossom season and extended it to include Mount Fuji spotting as well.

Here's my 7D6N itinerary rundown: 

Friday, April 7, 2023

Celebrate the Spring Harvests with Roku Gin, the Japanese Craft Gin

In honour of the changing season, Roku Gin brings fresh flavours and experience this Spring, introducing a medley of mixology collaborations with six bars around Klang Valley to celebrate Spring harvests gathered in its “shun”.

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Honeydew at Rakh

Honeydew melons have been cultivated for thousands of years and prized for its tender juicy flesh and rich sweetness. The fruit requires warm and sunny weather to grow, and is typically harvested in summer, in its “shun”. This is when they are at the peak of flavour – they produce a distinct rich floral sweetness with a delicate musky aftertaste. These flavours are perfect to elevate a Roku cocktail.

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Plum at Bar Terumi

It could be said Japan has a fifth season – Tsuyu (梅雨), literally meaning “plum rain”. Tsuyu comes between spring and summer and is a time of consistent, gentle rains. This is also when the plum tree starts to bear fruit and is ripe for harvesting, in its “shun”. When tsuyu arrives, plums peak in aroma and flavour; they develop such a striking rich sweetness which adds depth to a Roku cocktail.

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Kumquat at Jann KL

Kumquats are a native Southeast Asian citrus fruit that taste like a mix between orange and grapefruit. They love warm weather and are ready for harvest between late winter and early Spring, in their “shun”. This is when bold tangy flavours come alive, resulting in the distinctly citrusy flavour of the fruit. The appetizing sweetness of the peel also makes it a favourite in desserts. The kumquat is perfect to elevate a Roku cocktail. 

Head bartender of Jann KL, Darwin Ng, chooses the citrusy Kumquat to pair with his Roku signature cocktails, the perfect experience for diners who are looking for something different and exciting. 

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Apricot at Concubine

The widely-loved Apricot was originally domesticated in China and now cultivated across the world. Closely related to the peach and plum, apricots are rich in vitamins and minerals. This sweet fleshy rounded fruit peak in flavour and are ready for harvest between late spring to early autumn, in its “shun”. This is when the Apricot develops an intense sweetness and a rich fruity aroma perfect for desserts and to elevate a Roku cocktail. 

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Sakura Flowers at Coley Bar

For this season, Eric Chang from Coley Cocktail Bar singles out the unique Spring botanical used to make a Roku to showcase his signature cocktails, the delicate Sakura. For cocktail lovers who appreciate refine, exquisite cocktails that exude simplicity, Coley presents its signature Roku Sakura cocktails; Hanami, Sa-Kura, and Nanoka. 

[Roku Gin Spring Cocktails] Grapefruit at Penrose KL

The grapefruit is a large citrus fruit that originated from Barbados and is now planted across the world, especially in hotter climates. From late winter to early spring, the grapefruit turns a beautiful orange and the flesh a deep pink. This is when the fruit is at its peak of maturity, in its “shun”. Its strong citrus flavour, coupled with an intense tart and bitter finish, makes it a very unique fruit to elevate a Roku cocktail.

Penrose KL’s Founder and Head bartender, Jon Lee, opted for the tropical grapefruit as his pairing for the Roku signature cocktails this season.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

I AM OFF TO JAPAN [Cherry Blossom Hunting 2023]

 After three long years, I am finally going to go back to Tokyo, Japan for cherry blossom season! And as luck would have it, the full bloom came early this year. Alongside a sprinkle of downpour over the week I'll be back in my kampung. 

Oh well. If there was one thing rain is good for, it's driving the crowd away. 

Stay tune for my upcoming blog posts about cherry blossom in Japan so that you too can start planning in advance for next year's season. In the meantime, follow me in my adventures across Tokyo and Fujiyoshida on my Instagram, @Sugoidays

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Manhattan Fish Market Celebrates Ramadan and Syawal with Kampung Kat Sea-Nie Spread

Ramadan and Syawal are just around the corner and The Manhattan Fish Market is making the celebration a memorable one. Starting from March, The Manhattan Fish Market is launching the Kampung Kat Sea-Nie campaign with an array of tasty and local inspired spreads to better celebrate this festive occasion.

Malaysians often look forward to large groups iftar with loved ones and planning various gatherings during this season of fasting and celebration. The Manhattan Fish Market is embracing this tradition by coming out with a new variety of seafood offerings that patrons can dine-in for an amazing dining experience, take-away to be enjoyed in the comfort of their homes or have the delicious meals delivered right to the doorsteps. This menu is suitable for individual orders, big families, and everything in between.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

5 Reasons to eat KyoChon 1991 in this March

Lunch at KyoChon need not be pricey this month with their latest promotional offers. Here are five reasons why KyoChon should be on your foodie radar. 

1. Chikin' Meal at only RM9.95 only! 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Introverts can now sing their hearts out at A Quiet Place, Bukit Bintang

Calling all introverts - Get ready to yodel your heart out in the most unlikely of places. 

The newly opened A Quiet Place in the heart of Bukit Bintang offers quite the opposite of its namesake with a haven for music lovers and karaoke buffs to sing to their heart's content. Best of all, its state of the art system will soon allow introverts to roll in, all by themselves without needing to interact with people.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

7D6N through Kyushu for First Time Visitors

Are you ready to embark on an adventure in Kyushu? This third largest island of Japan has so much to offer for those seeking a fun and exciting holiday. From hiking through active volcanoes to indulging in local cuisine, Kyushu has it all. So pack your bags, put on your hiking boots, and let's explore the wonders of Kyushu together!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

ASIC's New Spring Summer 2023 Collection

ASICS Asia has officially introduced its Spring Summer 2023 collection, during its exclusive press preview held recently in Vietnam. Across Southeast Asia, media, partners and brand ambassadors were invited for a full-day experience to uncover how “Nothing Feels Better than moving with ASICS” – the brand’s new manifesto for 2023. From its latest technologies to the line-up of exciting new products in the coming months, guests were treated to a sneak peek of what’s to come this exciting new season.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Shop Watsons, Win a 5D4N trip to Korea!


Did you know there are two ways to stock up on your K-Beauty products? The first is by flying all the way to Korea and going on a shopping spree in Myeongdong, and the second way is to drop by your nearest Watsons and buying RM120 and above worth of beauty products. And while you're at it, you also stand a chance to win a 5 Days 4 Night (5D4N) trip to South Korea! 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Cherry Blossoms in teamlab Planets in Tokyo!

teamlab Planets in Toyosu is ready to welcome guests and spring with the transformation of two of its most popular installations. Known for its immersive art and state of the art visual effects, teamlab Planets takes a seasonal step towards cherry blossoms to celebrate Japan's iconic flower. 

The beginning of March will see the return of spring editions of two of TeamLab Planet’s hugely popular installations: Floating in a Falling Universe of Flowers and Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People - Infinity. 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Make Your Moments Fly with DJI Mini 2 SE

If you're looking for a new way to capture your travel adventures, then consider the new DJI Mini 2 SE, a lightweight, palm-sized camera drone perfect for capturing your everyday moments. I have the DJI Mini SE and it has been a game changer to my content creating and travelling hobbies. 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

500K Free Flights to Hong Kong Up for Grabs and How to get them!

Hong Kong is ready to welcome visitors from all around the world once again with open arms and open doors. With the launch of the global promotional campaign “Hello Hong Kong” recently. Hong Kong is sending its greatest welcome to the world with 500,000 free air tickets, as well as city-wide offers covering “Hong Kong Goodies” visitor consumption vouchers, to entice travellers to come to experience Hong Kong’s diverse appeals.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Qatar Airways Business Class Review [KL - DOHA]

I was assigned to a work trip to Qatar to create social media content and got to enjoy a one way business class experience onboard Qatar Airways from Kuala Lumpur to Doha. I have ascended as a traveller *cue the angel's singing*

My group was initially in economy, which I didn't mind since I have heard nothing but praises for Qatar Airways. It was my first time too on Qatar Airways so I was excited to experience it. But when we got to the departure gate, we found out that we had gotten an upgrade to business class. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

OREO Celebrates The Year of The Rabbit With The Launch Of A New Flavour OREO Lychee Orange

OREO, the world’s favourite cookie brand is turning red again to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year. Riding on the festivities, the newly-launched OREO Lychee Orange takes inspiration from the iconic red colour of the season to symbolise prosperity. So as we enter the year of the Rabbit, OREO is 
thrilled to add joy to the festivities of Malaysian families, with a lucky & prosperous cream flavour.

This limited edition flavour features the classic OREO cookie filled with the refreshing citrus notes of orange, along with the sweet, tropical taste of lychee, creating a unique and delicious twist on the beloved classic flavour experience. Staying true to the red theme, the cookie is also made with a red velvet cookie base, and in line with the #OREOTURNSRED tagline.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Nakwon Station Cafe, Ikseon-dong, Seoul

Personally, I thought Ikseon-dong was a much nicer neighbourhood to stay in than Myeongdong. Here, you get the best of two worlds - blending traditional culture with modern cafe. Ikseon-dong is a hanok village build in 1920. Although it is not as big as Bukchon Hanok Village, it is still a must-visit area in Seoul for cafe-hopping as there are so many different thematic cafes, hanok cafes and restaurants.  

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center on the Han River, Seoul

The Han River in Seoul is home to one of the more unique Starbucks in South Korea. Taking up 2 storey within the floating Seoul Wave Art Center at Hangang Park, the Starbucks here offers stunning views of the river and surrounding areas with the city skyline in the distance. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Instagrammable Starfield Library, COEX Mall in Seoul

Shutterbugs and instagrammers, if there is one spot you must visit in Seoul, it's the Starfield Library located in Asia's largest underground mall, COEX Mall in Gangnam. You will be surprised to learn that the library is a permanent part of the mall and open to all.  

The two storey open space library is home to over 50,000 books and magazines with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Occasionally there will be centerpieces set up right smack in the middle of the library depending on the season.