Tuesday, 29 August 2017

#Travelpost: First day in Krabi - Getting there - La Playa Resort

It's the time for our annual family trip! This year my family decided to visit Krabi, Thailand. After listening to many positive comments about this place, we finally decided to pay a visit as coincidentally, its the school holiday season too! We took the night train from KL Central at 11.30PM on Monday - 28th August 2017. It took us approximately to arrive at Padang Besar (the border between Malaysia and Thailand).


The Thai border that we were walking pass this morning

We decided to walk from Padang Besar to this Thailand custom border as its only 400 meter distance between both the borders. We managed to arrange a transport by mini van to take us form the border to Hatyai which is about 1 hour drive away from the border. A mini van was chartered that cost 1,000 baht for the whole van. However, we managed to share this cost with another family which is also going to Hatyai with us :)


Here's the bus station at Hatyai where we board a 4 hours bus ride to Krabi.

We arrive at Krabi Bus Terminal approximately at 12.30 noon which we decided to look for a place for lunch. We came across this little eatery located at the bus terminal that serve hot food.


I personally do recommend this rice plate which consist of belacan fried rice, shredded eggs, carrots and mangoes, raw long beans and stir fry chicken. Do not be deceived by the look of this plate, trust me! It taste better than it look! All you need to do is to mix all the ingredients together and enjoy!

Let me know if you like them if you've tried them :) I'll leave my email at the end of this post!


Pineapple fried rice is quite good too! And, it's very affordable for it's price


Later on, after lunch, we hop onto this tut tut which takes us from Krabi Bus Terminal to our resort located at Ao Nang beach. It's about 40 minutes journey with 2 other stops in between. We were charged 60 baht per person for this ride which I think it's pretty affordable. However, I think you can try bargaining for 50baht per person to those coming in the future especially those of you travelling in big groups. 



Stopped by at the nearby 7 Eleven to stock our snacks for our stay here! :)



Here we are finally arriving at our Hotel resort after many hours of travelling through train, bus and tut tut.



My first impression of La Playa Resort is great with it's calm and relax ambience from the lobby - welcomed with a glass of refreshing pineapple juice. The room is spacious, cozy and clean! I would definitely recommend this place for those looking for places to stay around this area.







One of the many selling point of this resort would be their swimming pools! They have 2 main swimming pools here - main pool & emerald pool (in the picture above). Unfortunately, their main pool is under maintenance during our stay here. However, we did also enjoyed ourselves at their emerald pool!

After our swim, it's time for dinner! We stumble upon Tara Thai Kitchen just about 300m walk away from our resort. 

 Seafoods here are rather fresh and is worth the price for its freshness. However, I personally likes my Thai food being a little spicier than what they serve here. In general, the foods here are decent and its sufficient if you're looking for something to fill your tummy for the night!




It's time to rest after dinner and gear up tomorrow for island visiting day! Stay tune! 

Check out my day 2 at Krabi island here:


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If you'd like to have more information, do email me at,

liew_yanwei_05@hotmail.com




Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Food: Malaysia Day Hi-Tea @ Royale Songket Restaurant, Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam

MALAYSIA DAY HI-TEA
@ ROYALE SONGKET RESTAURANT
GRAND BLUEWAVE HOTEL SHAH ALAM



In conjuntion with the Malaysia day on the 16th September, Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam 
(GBWHSA) is having the Malaysia Day Hi-Tea program. Expect to be serve with rich and flavourful dishes of exciting taste from Royale Songket Restaurant, Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam, starting from RM68.00+ for adult, RM55.00+ for senior citizen and RM35.00+ for children. Available on the 16th September 2017, one can simply indulge with all the delicacies starting from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm




Serving you with a variety of appetizers and expect to be spoilt with many different types of dishes prepared for you specially by the chef. 









As for this promotion, Royale Songket Restaurant offer an interesting hot dishes, such as Laksa Johor, Itik Salai masak lemak cili padi, devil curry, ikan patin masak wangi kuali leper with peanut sauce and condiments and otak-otak kempas. In addition, there are also a special corner for the kids which consist of fish finger with tartare sauce, golden chicken nuggets! 







Lastly, for desserts, they offer wide range of assorted french pastries, assorted fresh fruit platter, ABC stall with condiments and so much more! 





For more information, 

Please call, 03-55118811 ext. 2733, 2724, 2612

Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, 
40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan. Malaysia.

Email: info@bluewavehotels.com
Toll Free Number (within Malaysia): 1800-38-1388


Al fresco BBQ buffet @ Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort Putrajaya

Recently I was invited to dine at Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort Putrajaya which is available every friday and saturday from 7PM onwards.


With their Al Fresco themed this year which is perfect to set the mood right for your weekend to relax and unwind from the busy work week while enjoying the grills and a pine of beer to wash down the seafood and meats :)  





The barbeque is a bustle of activies with chef manning the barbeque pit to help you grill your favourite seafood and meats! Read through for more grillings! :)












5 different types of unique sauces for you to go with your grills! Do try them out and let me know which is your favourite :)

Here's some carbs for you to go alongside with your grills for the night :)






And now the DESSERT corner!



Bluberry cheesecake


They also do offer some fresh cutted fruits to finish off your meal for the night :) 

Prices is as below for this Al Fresco BBQ buffet:
Adult: RM80 per person
Children (4-12 yrs old) & Senior citizen (60 & above) : RM48 per person

For more information, please call 03-8943 2233 for reservation and more information regarding this dine-in.


#Foodpost: Juadah Kampung Buffet Dinner @ Kontiki, Federal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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