Avillion Bukit Tinggi Set to Launch in 2020

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hi merry goers,

Avillion Bukit Tinggi @ Wu by Tanglir Bentong is set to be launched with the Hotel Management Agreement which will see Avillion Hotel Group managing the pre-opening and operations of the luxurious hill resort beginning 2020. 

Avillion Bukit Tinggi Resort is to be developed by Unique Project Development Sdn Bhd and operated by Tanglir Hospitality Sdn. Bhd., as a sustainable resort that will be built over 9.575 acres of secondary forest along the Tanglir River. Just an hour’s drive from the capital Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Tinggi is becoming increasingly popular with adventure seekers and nature lovers.

The luxurious hill resort consists of a block of 120 Studio rooms and 87 villas. The Studios come in a spacious 40 sq meter package for a standard unit, while the villas range from 1 to 4 bedroom units. Each unit is equipped with a wellness deck complete with a 14.8 sq meter private swimming pool for guests to enjoy their own private space. Other guest facilities include an oversized swimming pool, a luxurious spa with glass panels overlooking the pool and the Tanglir River, gymnasium, 2-storey restaurant, meeting rooms and a deck for all those special occasions.

Another highlight is that Bukit Tinggi is located near the site of the new theme parks that will begin operations withing the next two years. This means that the area is set to be a top draw tourist destination. With their vast experience in the hospitality industry, and the many resorts under their wing like Port Dickson, Melaka, Cameron Highlands and Bali to many more, Bukit Tinggi is waiting to be another successful luxurious hill resort. 

With the busy hectic city life, so many of us are just looking for a relaxing place that we can retreat to. This would definitely be a dream retreat location for those who will be able to afford a unit in this luxury hill resort. On the plus side, this would be a good place to stay when the new themepark is opened as the hotel occupancy would be pretty packed up at the peak of Genting Highlands.

For the latest updates of Avillion Group, follow their Facebook page

Til next time,


Dell Unveils New 2-in-1s, Laptops; Launches Revamped Dell Exclusive Store

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hi merry goers,

Dell Exclusive Store in Lowyat Plaza has been revamped to better serve Malaysian consumers by showcasing Dell's latest PC Innovations. With the launch of the revamped store, new offerings such as the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and the new 8th Generation Intel Core Processor laptops were revealed. These new innovations demonstrate Dell's commitment to providing the best audio and visual computing experiences for consumers. 

The new Inspiron 2-in-1s and laptops offer stunning visual experience and performances in sleek, affordable packages while the award-winning XPS 13 is now up to 44% more powerful with new 8th Generation Intel i7 processors. 
Designed for the mobile multi-tasker or multi-user household, the new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, available in Era Gray brushed aluminium, brings stunning visuals and powerful performances in a small footprint. Beautiful visual experiences can be enjoyed with narrow border and FHD IPS touch screen display supporting active pen for digital drawing, writing and note taking. This is just perfect for on the go users like myself and I know I just love gadgets with active pen which makes it so convenient and user friendly.

The SmartByte streaming technology in the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 also allows smooth movie or video chat streaming. Experience exceptional performance and immersive experiences with neew 8th Generation Intel Core processors, DDR4 memory and flexible connectivity options with USB Type-C; supported for DisplayPort and Power Delivery. Longer battery life and quieter performances with standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs allows power delivery in the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1.

However, for those who prefer a traditional laptop, the new Inspiron 15 7000 laptop is the perfect travel companion with the slim, light and thin-bezel design in Platinum Silver or Pink Champagne 1 . The Inspiron 15 7000 offers a brilliant FHD IPS display for a crisp, detailed picture, with a UHD option 2 that covers 100% AdobeRGB. The laptop takes advantage of the outstanding performance, responsiveness and hardware enabled security built into the 8 th Generation Intel Core processor, as well as strengthened security with password-free biometrics login with Windows Hello and infrared.

Finally, it offers a range of storage options including PCIe NVMe SSD. Dell has also updated the Inspiron 13 5000 2-in- 1, which offers supercharged performance in a super thin design. The new system now offers new 8th Generation Intel Core processors and DDR4 memory for exceptional performance when multi-tasking.

Carrying the tradition of delivering the best computing experience, the XPS 13 now offers up to 44% more performance with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and Dynamic Power Mode 3 . With the new 8 th Gen processors, with four cores versus two, experiencing exceptional performance while multi-tasking and running multiple applications is possible. The XPS 13, the smallest 13.3 inch laptop 4 on the planet, also boasts a stunning viewing experience with optional Quad HD+InfinityEdge (optional touch) display, with sharp visuals and vivid and accurate color.
It’s no wonder it’s Dell’s most award-winning laptop ever.

All products are now available with product starting price as follow:

Product Starting Price in RM (inclusive of 6% GST)
Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) 4,449.00
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in- 1 5,449.00
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in- 1 3,599.00
XPS 13 (with 8th Gen Intel Core processor) Available in October

For more details, log on to Dell Malaysia official website: http://www.dell.com/my/p/laptops 

Til next time,

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Malaysia Launch Roadshow

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Hi merry goers!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has officially launched in Malaysia last week at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The new Galaxy Note 8 features a refined design, an enhanced S Pen, a best-in-class dual camera and innovative entertainment and productivity capabilities to help people do bigger things.

The special appearance of Korea's Running Man ace, Song Ji-Hyo marked the grand launch which captured the attention of invited guests and sent the crowd into a rapturous cheer. Demonstrating a new form of communication using the Galaxy Note 8's newest S Pen feature, Live Message she expressed her excitement to every fan. Live Message allows you to reveal your unique personality and tell expressive stories. With the Galaxy Note8, you can now share animated texts or drawings across platforms that support animated GIFs. It’s a whole new way to communicate with the S Pen—adding lively and emotional connections that bring your messages to life.

The Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest screen ever on a Note device, yet its narrow body makes it comfortable to hold in one hand. The 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display lets you see more and scroll less. The Galaxy Note8 gives you more room to watch, read and draw—making it the ultimate multitasking smartphone. Note users have long been able to do more with Multi Window. With the Galaxy Note8, the new App Pair feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge Panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Watch a video while messaging your friends or dial into a conference call with the number and agenda in front of you.

However, the feature that captured my heart from the Note series is the S Pen. Ever since its introduction, the S Pen has been one of the Note’s defining features. With the Galaxy Note8,
the enhanced S Pen unlocks entirely new ways to write, draw, and interact with the phone and
communicate with friends. It has a finer tip, improved pressure sensitivity, and features that enable
users to express themselves in ways that no other stylus or smartphone ever has. 

Those of you who have short term memory or what I call Dory memory like me, the Always on Display is an additional feature that will really help you. Off screen memo allows you to take up to 100 pages of notes as soon as you remove the S Pen. You can pin the notes to the Always on Display and make edits directly too. 

For overseas travels or when you come across a website in a foreign language, the improved S Pen
Translate feature lets you hover over text to quickly translate not only individual words, but entire
sentences in up to 71 languages, and instantly convert units and foreign currencies.

For most consumers, one of the things they look for when purchasing a new device is the camera. For more information, you can read up on my hands on experience for the Galaxy Note 8 camera during the Picture Perfect Workshop. The Galaxy Note8 is the first smartphone with two 12MP rear cameras with Dual Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The Galaxy Note8’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect in preview mode and after you take the photo. 

The Galaxy Note8 is also equipped with an industry-leading 8MP Smart Auto Focus front-facing camera for sharp selfies and video chats.
Galaxy of Features and Services.

Of course, not forgetting other features like Water and Dust Resistance, Fast Wireless Charging, Biometric Security Authentication - including iris and fingerprint scanning and the 6GB AM, 10nm processor powerful performance and Bixby, your now hightech assistant.

For more details, head on to Samsung Malaysia website and Facebook page

Til next time,


Gurmit Singh back with Laugh Die You - Road to Putrajaya

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hi merry goers!

Who's up for a night of fun, laughter and tummy aches? I mean tummy aches from laughing too much because famed stand up comedy show 'Laugh Die You' returns with politics in mind! Malaysia's fastest growing comedy show Laugh Die You is back once again featuring a host of comedy kings to tickle your funny bone. With its' theme, Road to Putrajaya, the series takes a quirky approach on political satire and all things Malaysian.

Laugh Die You franchise had its 1st show in 2015 and has entertained more than 36,000 pax throughout Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Penang and Singapore; making it one of the most successful, fastest rising comedy shows in Malaysia. Owing the success to our talented local and abroad comedians such as Harith Iskander, Douglas Lim, Jonathan Atherton, Kuah Jenhan, Kumar, Fakkah Fuzz, Joanne Kam, Papi Zak, Mark Lee and Gurmit Singh.

Welcome the one and only GURMIT SINGH - taking on the persona of HERO SINGH, the lamboyant, singing chief of security for the show promises fun and games all night through. Gurmit Singh, widely known as his alter-ego Phua Chu Kang celebrates 20 years of pioneering the comedy industry both locally and internationally. 

Joining him is legendary comedian, INDI NADARAJAH with over a decade of comedy experience up his sleeve and KAVIN JAY, one of Malaysia's most sought-after comics. Filling up the quota is SULAIMAN AZMIL, layer by day and stand up comedian by night, saving the nation with his trials and travails as a tax-paying Bumiputera. You can be sure that there will be much funny political jokes coming from him that night. 

I can't wait for the show happening on the 5th of October at HGH Convention Centre, Sentul. Hurry get your tickets via TicketPro before they are all sold out. By the way, Astro subscribers will get to enjoy a 30% discount on purchased tickets.

See you guys there!


Affordable Eats under RM20 @ Klang Parade

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hi merry goers

Hands up who's from Klang! I'm not very familiar with Klang besides knowing that it's famous for bak kut teh and also because of a friend of mine who's crazy about a steamboat place in Klang. Yup, we actually travel to Klang just for steamboat so you can guess how crazy he is about the steamboat place. Anyway, the only two malls I know in Klang is AEON Bukit Tinggi and Klang Parade. I've been to Klang several times for work and also to explore some of the good makan places.

Recently I heard that Klang Parade is having a Jom Makan campaign that you not only get to enjoy tasty food offers but also get to redeem some gifts at the same time. So let's see what is there to be offered in Klang Parade.

One of the places I normally would check out in a mall would be the Food Court. Now before you start judging, let me tell you that there are some mall food courts that serve pretty good food. Plus it's so much more affordable especially when you are on a tight budget.

You know sometimes when you are out with a group of friends and no one can decide where to eat? Next Food Junction is the best place to go! Doesn't matter if you like Chinese, Japanese, Western, or Malay cuisines, you can find it at Next Food Junction. Just take your pick from noodles, rice, western dishes and all at an affordable price too. My pick would be the Portuguese Grilled Stall especially the Ikan Pari Asam with okra. Yums!

Another affordable makan place in Klang Parade would be Pat Kin Pat Sun. In Cantonese it actually means I/We won't leave until we meet. It's kinda like what you would say to a friend that you've made arrangements to meet up. This is a rather new eatery in town with a similar concept to Kim Gary or Wong Kok.

Serving Chinese fusion dishes as well as some Western dishes, you can consider their set menus when you're out with your friends. Prices are pretty affordable as the slightly pricier options are like steaks but you can get a pretty decent meal for around RM 10 to RM20.

Those of you who have similar taste like the boyfie, I think you would find Texas Chicken appealing. The pug alternates from KFC one day to Texas Chicken another. I personally prefer Texas Chicken but only because they have to-die-for Honey Butter Biscuits. I mean.. have you guys actually tried the Honey Butter Biscuits? Because they are just so good. Just give me one of these and I'll be purring like a kitten.

Feeling hungry already? Calling all foodies out there for a 'makan' session at Klang Parade. Let's hang out and have a 'makan' session and redeem some gifts too. With every RM30 minimum spending at any F&B tenant in Klang Parade, you will be able to redeem their exclusive Micro Termo. You have until 15 October to redeem them. Not only that, if you spend more than RM80, you also get a lucky draw entry.

The grand prize is the OGAWA TENS Therapy Electromagnetic Foot Massager worth RM1,999. So for those of you who have tired feet after shopping all day long, this would be perfect. Honestly there is nothing to lose since you have to eat anyways. So just dine at any of their outlets and spend more than RM80 to get a lucky draw chance.

Before I end my post, Klang-nites make sure to check out the Lantern Parade happening on the 30th of September in conjunction with Mid Autumn Festival. I'm sure the whole Main Court would be gorgeously decorated with lanterns. What better way than to spend some time with your family eating mooncakes and playing with lanterns on such a special night. 

Wait no more.. so who's up for a 'makan' session?

Til next time,


Di Wei Chinese Cuisine - Healthier New Menu Review

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Hi merry goers,

For those of you who have not heard the news, Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant located in Empire Subang has recently launched a new menu. This brand new menu with over 30 new dishes features healthier menu options without compromising on taste.

It has been a while since I last visited Di Wei but my first visit left an unforgettable impression on both my memory and palate. Di Wei is famous for their mastery of traditional Chinese cuisines now includes a dedicated Vegetarian menu. It's no doubt that Executive Chef Thian, is the mastermind behind the innovative dishes as he offers Sous Vide specialties commonly used in the West.

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| Poached Vegetables in Soya Milk Broth |
(R) 24.80 (L) 49.60 per portion
Let's not talk any further but start indulging in the mouthwatering dishes from Chef Thian. We were first served with an interesting dish of Poached Vegetables in Soya Milk Broth. It was really something new for me because I normally think of Soya Milk as a dessert or a sweeter drink. Never occur to me to use it as a soup base. 

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The vegetables were poached perfectly in the soya milk broth which was savoury and blends well. The first sip was confusing at first but it will gradually grow on you. 

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| Deep Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk |
18.80 per portion

Our meal picked up especially at the first bite of the Deep Fried Salmon Skin with Salted Egg Yolk. Oh boy.. this is just heavenly! The crispy salmon skin just breaks as you bite into it and you get this burst of aromatic flavors from the salted egg yolk coating. Surprisingly not oily, this is the perfect snack if only I don't count the calories. Really love this appetizer. According to Chief Thian, he actually air dries the salmon skin before frying so that it doesn't absorb too much excess oil. Plus it gives the finished product that crunch that everyone loves.

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| Deep Fried Homemade Seafood Bean Curd | 

We were then served with Deep Fried Homemade Seafood Bean Curd which is made in house using a mix of fish, pork and shrimp paste wrapped in egg tofu. The egg tofu is also made by Chief Thian and this simple dish is elevated with fried dried shrimps, garlic and dry chili.

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| Deep Fried Thousand Layer Bean curd |
(R) 26.00 (L) 52.00 per portion
Another star beancurd dish would be the Deep Fried Thousand Layer Bean Curd. Accomplishing this dish wasn't an easy feat as Chief Thian experimented numerous times to keep all the layers in tact. Layering silken steam eggs and fish paste, the layers are repeated before deep frying. Smooth tofu with additional texture from the fish paste, you will definitely enjoy this dish.

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| Pan Fried Pork Neck with Homemade Sauce |
(R) 26.00 (L) 52.00 per portion
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Just when we were thinking if the next dish would be another soya based dish, we were serve with Pan Fried Pork Neck with Homemade Sauce. Tender, well marinated and paired so well with the sauce. I was very attracted with the sauce which kept me guessing all night long on the ingredient used in the sauce. Without a doubt, Chief Thian used cincalok, a traditonal fermented shrimp paste that I love! The taste just elevates the taste of the pork neck and makes it light on the palate.

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| Braised Tendon with Meat Balls & Sea Cucumber in Claypot |
(R) 58.00 (L) 116.00 per portion

Adding on to the list of tasty dishes for the night is the Braised Tendon with Meat Balls & Sea Cucumber in Claypot. Generous with sea cucumber, in-house made meat balls and pork tendon all well braised in the superior sauce until each ingredient is packed with flavor. 

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| Steamed Spare Ribs with Homemade Sauce |
(R) 28.00 (L) 56.00 per portion
The Steamed Spare Ribs with Homemade sauce made me reach for a second piece. Tender pork ribs that just slips off the bone, well flavoured and a recommended choice.

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| Hot Pot Fried Rice |
(R) 18.00 (L) 36.00
If all these dishes still doesn't fill you up, you can order the Hot Pot Fried Rice made with red rice. Just love this fried rice especially the boyfie who wallop the whole pot. For someone who loves his unhealthy food option, he really enjoyed the Fried Rice. Coloured with corn, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, pine nuts and egg, this vibrant and healthy version of fried rice is just a delight to enjoy.

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| Purple Sweet Potato with Pumpkin Cream |
Even the dessert served that night was a healthy treat. The Purple Sweet Potato with Pumpkin Cream is the dessert to go to for those who prefer healthier options. The sweetness of the desserts comes from the sweet potato and pumpkin itself with minimal sugar added. Although we were already so full, believe me that we actually finished it. So prettily plated, who can say no?

I am still amazed with the array of dishes presented to us that night. Chief Thian really wowed us with his healthier dishes which did not compromise on flavor and quality. The dishes although deep fried or using pork neck wasn't oily or greasy. Even the presentation itself is so well thought of with pulled sugar decoration. 

Mid-Autumn Festival: Di Wei Baked Mooncakes and Snowskin Mooncakes

 Also with the Mid-Autumn Festival coming up, savor on the assortment of mooncakes available at Di Wei. From baked mooncakes to snowskin mooncakes, you get a variety of traditional and twist of modern flavors. Some flavors worth trying would be the Beet Root with Durian and the Cempedak with Custard. Both unique and truly Malaysian flavors. 

I strongly recommend those of you who are looking to try out some tasty Chinese cuisine to try Di Wei located in Empire Subang. Do share with me your thoughts on the dishes if you do :)

Til next time,

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