My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya


It is his protection that shelters us, his care that nurtures us, his guidance that leads us and his love that fills us with joy. During this celebration of Father’s Day, Utara Coffee House, will pay tribute to this special man on Saturday, 14th June 2014 and Sunday, 15th June 2014. Themed ‘My Father, My Hero’, treat your DAD on his special day to either a scrumptious Father’s Day Eve Buffet Dinner or a Father’s Day Buffet Hi-Tea.


My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya
My Father, My Hero @ Utara Coffee House, Armada Petaling Jaya

Indulge in the endless variety of International and Local buffet spread while soaking in the lively atmosphere of LIVE performances, a lucky draw and exciting games that promise attractive prizes.

With Western favourites such as Salmon Carpaccio, 'Minestrone Con Focaccia, 'Lamb Osso Buco Milanese Style' (Lamb Shank), Baked Chicken with Pesto Sauce, Paella Valencia and Asian Favourites such as Buttered Crabs, Fried Prawns with Coconut Flakes, Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Ikan Pari Panggang dengan Air Asam, Chicken Yakitori and Kari Kepala Ikan, these array of mouth-watering dishes will definitely whet Daddy’s appetite.

Father’s Day Eve Buffet Dinner
Date     : Saturday 14th June 2014
Time     : 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Price     : RM75++ adult | RM49++ senior citizen | RM38++ child
LIVE Band Performance : The Best Crew

Father’s Day Buffet Hi-Tea
Date     : Sunday, 15th June 2014
Time     : 12pm to 4pm
Price     : RM70++ adult | RM46++ senior citizen | RM35++ child
LIVE Band Performance : Clair Rozells to perform golden classics
Activities : Teh Tarik Competition & Lucky Draw


Adding to the excitement during the Hi-Tea is a GRAND PRIZE of the day, - a 30- minute Scenic City Flight Tour for 3 persons by Runway 81 KL awaits one lucky father and Ducati goodies to be won!

Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. For reservations and inquiries, please call (03) 7954 6888 ext. 4557.

Easter Hi-Tea Buffet @ Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ


Just a quick sharing on the upcoming Easter Hi-Tea Buffet this weekend on the 20th April 2014 at Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ. At RM55++ per adult, the buffet comes with egg hunt, games, balloon sculpting and many more exciting activities. For reservations do contact 03-79546888 ext 4557.


Easter Hi-Tea Buffet @ Utara Coffee House Armada Hotel PJ

Catch World-class golf with Premium Carlsberg beer at the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014


Carlsberg has always been a forerunner in golf. As the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 kicks off, Carlsberg returns once again as one of the tournament’s longest-standing main partners as it continues its reign as Official Beer. 


The Carlsberg Beer Garden at the Maybank Malaysian Open
The Carlsberg Beer Garden at the Maybank Malaysian Open

Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, said, “The Maybank Malaysian Open, a world-class golf tournament and Carlsberg, an international premium beer, are a perfect match, sharing qualities such as passion and integrity, while the tournament celebrates champions. It’s great to be back on the green at the Maybank Malaysian Open to catch the action and witness Malaysia’s love for golf while offering the Carlsberg experience to our consumers on this award-winning course.”

Carlsberg consumers can win season tickets to watch the Maybank Malaysian Open by taking part in the consumer promotion at selected golf clubs in Klang Valley and Negeri Sembilan. Throughout the 4-day tournament Carlsberg is offering spectators a beer buffet promotion at a flat price of RM80, from 11am to 3pm. In addition, complimentary samplings of the country’s fastest growing cider, Somersby Apple Cider, will held at the Somersby chill-out area located at the exit of public catering from 12pm to 2pm and from 4pm to 6pm daily.

Mr. Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia is an avid golfer
Mr. Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia is an avid golfer

“The international scale of the Maybank Malaysian Open puts Malaysia firmly on the map as one of the top destinations for golfers around the world. Carlsberg’s partnership with the Maybank Malaysian Open and dedication to the development of amateur golf through the Carlsberg Golf Classic has rightly earned us the reputation of being golfers’ beer of choice. Now that calls for a Carlsberg!” Andersen added.

At the Carlsberg Hospitality Marquee invited guests and customers of Carlsberg will have the best view of the 18th hole, access to a live feed of the action as well as sample a range of premium beer, stout, and cider by the brewer as they meet some of the international golfing greats who are expected to drop by. Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, the Maybank Malaysian Open’s stellar line-up of international pro golfers is expected to bring participants and fans another world-class golfing experience at the KLGCC.

Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign


Sunway Pyramid, an award-winning shopping mall, unveils ‘The World of Cravings’ running from 1 – 30 April 2014 to bring to attention this year’s gastronomic highlights and exciting offerings in the mall that caters to shoppers from all walks of life. I was there to check out two of their F&B outlets in conjunction with the World Of Cravings campaign so do check out my writeups at Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant and Delicious @ Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign
Sunway Pyramid Kickstarts World Of Cravings Campaign

For promotion hunters or for those who can’t decide where to eat, check out exclusive promotions via Sunway Pyramid Mobile App with exciting deals including a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion from Capricciosa, Coffea Coffee, Auntie Anne’s and Sakae Sushi or a 50% discount for dine-in at Simply Penang, Bentoya, 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice, Tai Lei Loi Kei, Porridge Time, Delicious and Paradise Inn. The mobile app is also a wonderful navigation guide for shoppers where they can record where they park their car and be guided towards their destination with ease. All these exclusive deals are available for patrons who download the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab.


Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab
Sunway Pyramid Mobile App, available via Google Play and Apps Store at the ‘Tap, Eat, Save’ under the Promotions tab


Patrons are also rewarded when they shop in the mall. 10 lucky shoppers stand a chance to win a total worth of RM20,000 in Sunway Pals points when they spend RM30 (RM20 for HSBC Cardholders) in 1 receipt, attach the receipt and drop it in any contest box located around the mall. Besides that, when shoppers spend RM250 (RM200 for HSBC Cardholders) in 1 receipt at any F&B shops, they are rewarded with RM20 worth of Sunway Pals points, exclusive for its members only. For those who are not members yet, they can register for free.

“This year, we have many new exciting additions in the mall, especially restaurants and cafés. This includes TWG, Putien, Caffebene, Tai Lei Loi Kei, Coffea Coffee, Xia Mian Guan and Texas Chicken to add on to a kaleidoscope of existing gastronomic specialties such as Delicious and Paradise Inn. Sunway Pyramid also houses many firsts in the country such as CaffeBene from Korea, Capricciosa from Japan and Paradise Inn from Singapore, excluding Coffea Coffee here which is the first in-mall café in the country. These are some restaurants and cafés that our shoppers are really excited about and are looking forward to dining in. We are proud that they are now here in Sunway Pyramid,” says Loo Hoey Theen, Senior Manager of Marketing, Sunway Pyramid.

These few mentioned restaurants and cafés are only some of the 160 F&B offerings available in the mall which houses local favourites, Mediterranean choices, Western varieties, Japanese selections and more to cater to locals, international tourists, the working population, couples and even families with young children.

Whether shoppers are here to have breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner while they shop, to meet a business partner for lunch meetings, to chill out with friends and family after work or during weekends or are perhaps foodies wanting to try out a new place or a new menu, Sunway Pyramid has that all under one roof in its mouth-watering venues offered in 3 of its 4 precincts – Oasis Boulevard, Asian Avenue and Marrakesh. Therefore, to enjoy the ‘World of Cravings’, for a more personalised experience and for your very own unique adventure, come to the mall and let the food fill your cravings.

Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders


An interesting offer popped up in my email this evening. Here's a quick sharing. Dorsett Hospitality International has now created more rewards for CIMB Card holders as they can now look forward to unprecedented Asian hospitality when travelling in Malaysia and Singapore.

Through the CIMB Smart Rewards Programme, Dorsett International will extend up to 20% off Best Available Room Rates to the merchant’s card holders when they stay in its Malaysia hotels such as Dorsett Grand Subang, Dorsett Grand Labuan, Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur and Silka Johor Bahru in addition to hotel in Singapore - Dorsett Singapore.

Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders
Dorsett Hospitality International Creates More Rewards For CIMB Credit Card Holders

This promotion is valid from now until December 2014. In Malaysia, CIMB Card holders are also able to enjoy dinning privileges in the mentioned six hotels.

This exclusive by Dorsett also offers CIMB Card holders discount when using any of the CIMB Bank cards such as ‘CIMB World Mastercard’, ‘CIMB Visa Infinite’, ‘Visa Signature’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Platinum’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Gold’, ‘Visa / Mastercard Classic’ or CIMB Debit Cards.

A New Haircut To Face Life's Challenges


Back to basics, I re-installed this Blogpress for iPhone app again to try out blogging on the fly. The last I tried this application was way back in 2011 if I'm not mistaken. Anyway this would be a short post to share on my new haircut which only cost like RM9.90 in Taman Desa Setapak.





So what changed? Well, for starters I maintained my hair length on the top, back and front while snipping off the sides. Wanted to try that latest 'undercut' look. Unfortunately my hair wasn't long enough to pull it off. Nevertheless, shown above is the result. Here's looking forward to the new challenges ahead, which I feel is coming real soon. To infinity and beyond!


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Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates


This would be to share on the recent Dorsett Hospitality International Management Party. It was a head-start for Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code: 2266) in the new Lunar year of Horse when it had its annual dinner cum award night at Dorsett Grand Subang recently.

Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates
Dorsett Hospitality International Throws A Management Party For Its Associates

Themed to Red and Gold colours which symbolically represent ‘Prosperity’ and ‘Wealth’, the event was held to thank the hotels’ associates from Malaysia and Singapore for their contributions to the company’s rapid growth and to award those who have distinctly shined in the course of their employment.

The God of Prosperity (centre) handed over a tray of Chinese New Year goodies to Puan Sri Datin’ Nancy Chiu, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Winnie Chiu.
The God of Prosperity (centre) handed over a tray of Chinese New Year goodies to Puan Sri Datin’ Nancy Chiu, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Winnie Chiu.

This year, seven associates received the ‘Star of the Year Awards’ recognitions whilst five ‘Leader of the Year Awards’ titles were awarded to deserving associates.

Judged based ‘dedication on job’, ‘passion to go beyond the extra mile in completing given tasks’, ‘self-initiative’ as well as ‘relationship with other team members,’ the ‘Star of the Year Awards’ recipients were: Ricco Victor Underwood – Commis at Dorsett Grand Labuan; Noor Zakiah Md Nor – Uniform Attendant at Dorsett Grand Subang; Pelisa Gairis – Waitress at Dorsett Grand Labuan; Navin Napolean – Front Office Assistant at Silka Johor Bahru; Roselind Lahong – Food & Beverage Captain at Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences; Amelia Noor Hidaya binti Jusof -  Reservation Assistant at Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences; Mohd Ismail Bin Ahmad – Front Office Bellman at Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur and Mohd Sabri Bin Norizan – Chef de Partie-Pastry at Dorsett Regency KL.

Leader of The Year Award 2014
Leader of The Year Award 2014

Meanwhile, the ‘Leader of the Year Awards’ were awarded to Joluin Joiruh – Chief Engineer of Dorsett Grand Labuan; Roshidee Sheik Abu Bakar – Outlet Manager of Dorsett Grand Subang; Zulrina Bte Mohd Zain – Account Executive of Silka Johor Bahru; Mohd Zain bin Yacob - Assistant Food & Beverage Manager of Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences and Janie Chai - Assistant Director of Sales Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur.

SMILES : (From Left) Hugo Gerritsen, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and Philip Wong.
SMILES : (From Left) Hugo Gerritsen, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng and Philip Wong.

Recipients were judged based on their ‘contribution to the division’s growth’, ‘self-initiative to lead and drive the team to produce better results’ and last but not least, ‘to develop the company’s brand image, revenue and profits to greater level’.  

Present to give away the awards was Dorsett International’s President and Executive Director, Winnie Chiu, while witnessed by the Group’s Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu and Vice Chairman - Malaysia, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng.

Philip Wong (Left) and Thomas Hahn welcomed Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu to Dorsett Hospitality International’s Management Party 2014 (Malaysia & Singapore) in Dorsett Grand Subang.
Philip Wong (Left) and Thomas Hahn welcomed Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu to Dorsett Hospitality International’s Management Party 2014 (Malaysia & Singapore) in Dorsett Grand Subang.

VIP guests present to enhance the evening were Vice Chairman of Mayland Group of Companies, Puan Sri Nancy Chiu, Group Managing Director of Mayland Group of Companies, Andrew Chiu, Chairman of Land & General Berhad, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Putih.  Both Mayland Group of Companies and Land & General Berhad are sister companies of Dorsett Hospitality International.

An acrobatic performer ‘wowing’ the crowd with her acrobatics stunts.
An acrobatic performer ‘wowing’ the crowd with her acrobatics stunts.

Coupled with lively golden lion dance performances, a special appearance of ‘God of Prosperity’ and Shaolin Acrobatic performance, Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu, Puan Sri Datin Nancy Chiu and Winnier Chiu made the party merrier through red packets giveaway.


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