7 Places around KL that provide Fun Workshops

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There's no age limit to learning. If you have ever wondered how to make a perfect latte art or build your own terrariums, you can now pick up a new skill by signing up one of these workshops.


1) SimpleSLR

Founded in 2006 by Andy Lim, a professional wedding photographer with experience in a wide range of photography genres. He conducts SimpleSLR hands-on digital photography workshops, from beginners to advanced levels. The workshops can be conducted in small groups of 5 to 6 people or private 1-on-1. There are also customised workshops covering a wide range of topics, and a diverse group of participants.

For more information, please visit www.simpleslr.com

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2) Clay Expression

Located in Subang Jaya, Clay Expression has a conducive social setting for pottery enthusiasts to gather and explore, create and discuss about art. They conduct pottery classes, workshops, custom works, group exhibitions as well as field trips. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

For more information, please visit www.clayexpression.com

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Image Credit: Clay Expression Facebook

 

3) The Pondok by Craft Kitchen

The Pondok offers a variety of workshops such as stamp carving, miniature landscape, flower mandala, watercolour woodland creatures etc. All the tools and materials you need will be provided and easy-to-follow instructions will be given. Unleash the artist in you by spending your free time at The Pondok.

For more information, please visit craftkitchen.com.my

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Image Credit: Craft Kitchen Facebook

 

4) Ohsum Mossum Terrariums

Feels like creating a mini garden of your own? Making a terrarium is a good idea as it is low maintenance but yet eye catching. It can be kept as decorative or ornamental items. Ohsum Mossum Terrariums conduct workshops from time to time in different locations in KL.

For more information, do follow their Facebook or Instagram.

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Image Credit: Ohsum Mossum Terrariums Facebook

 

5) Hobby N Coffee

If you’d like to experience the real-way to be a Barista and make a perfect latte art, Hobby N Coffee is the place to be. The senior baristas will teach you what it takes to draw a perfect latte art. Hobby N Coffee specialises in cartoons, anime and animals latte art. You can sign up the 2-3 hours course for RM300 inclusive of ingredients.

For more information, please visit www.hobbyncoffee.com

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Image Credit: Hobby N Coffee Facebook

 

6) Eats, Shoots & Roots

Eats, Shoots & Roots can organise a range of garden workshops to suit your space or community and reconnect them with nature. Founded in 2012, this social enterprise believes in the power of food as a binding force between people with the correct skills and tools to grow their own food in their own garden.

For more information, please visit eatsshootsandroots.org

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Image Credit: Eats, Shoots & Roots Facebook

 

7) Soap Artisan

Soap Artisan make and sell natural bath and beauty products that are handcrafted locally. They also conduct regular workshops for their customers to have a hands-on learning on how to make their own creams, masks, serums and toners from floral waters, pure essential oils, organic and many more.

For more information, please visit soap-artisan.com

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Image Credit: Soap Artisan Facebook


Posted on December 7, 2016 and filed under Kuala Lumpur, Lifestyle.

8 Western Restaurants That Have Lasted For More than 20 Years In Malaysia Now, And Still Going Strong.

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Image Credit: Time Out

Studies show most restaurants close during their first year of operation and seventy percent of those make it past the first year close their doors in the next three to five years. Trends come and go, but these 8 western restaurants have stood the test of time and still today, they remain some of the top favourite western restaurants in Malaysia. Here are 8 western restaurants that have lasted for more than 20 years, and still going strong. 


1) Coliseum Café – Since 1921

Established in 1921, Coliseum Café is one of the oldest and longest serving western restaurants in the country. Nearly a century old, the Coliseum Café still continues to operate in the same premise at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, at the same time has expanded to new locations such as Mid Valley Mall, Sunway Pyramid Mall and more locations in Klang Valley. Coliseum Café is famously known for its Western Hainanese Cuisine. Its signature dishes includes Oxtail Soup, Baked Crab, Sizzling Steaks, Hainanese Chicken Chop and more. 

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Image Credit: www.thestar.com.my

 

2) Eden Restaurant @ Hutton Lane– Since 1964

There may be many Eden outlets today but there is only one oldest Eden at Hutton Lane, George Town. This restaurant started in the 60's catering mainly to the Aussie servicemen stationed in Penang. Eden Restaurant has always been associated with fresh seafood, lobsters and steaks.  If you fancy classic western cuisine in a cozy environment, head down to this gem at Hutton Lane. 

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Image Credit: TripAdvisor

 

3) The Ship – Since 1972

The Ship and its delicious old school western cuisine such as sizzling steaks and baked escargots need little introduction. Complementing the name is the interior which is renovated to look like a ship. Topped with service provided by captains and crews in maritime uniform, The Ship remains one of the top favourite western restaurants in Malaysia today. Helmed by twin brothers Mr. Foo Hee Hoon and Mr. Foo Hee Loon, the first branch of The Ship opened in Kuala Lumpur, at Jalan Sultan Ismail in 1972. They chose The Ship as the theme because of the simplicity and the fact that they were both sailors before. 

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Image Credit: www.hungrygowhere.my

 

4) Jake’s Charbroil Steaks – Since 1981

 Nestled in the leafy enclaves of Damansara is Jake’s Charbroil Steaks which has been operating for more than 30 years now. Inspired by American steakhouse and Australian home cooking with hints of Tex-Mex brilliance, Jake’s is known to many for its top quality steaks, prime cuts and seafood. The fact that Jake’s uses char-boiled technic i.e. grilling on a rack over charcoal makes the difference. Jake’s is also operating at Starhill Gallery. 

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Image Credit: VKeong

 

5) Victoria Station – Since 1989

“What if, there was a fine steakhouse set exactly in a train setting?” This was how it all began for Victoria Station, a legacy of 3 generations. Besides the unique train setting, Victoria Station prides itself on its recipe of preparing fine steaks. The secrets of preparing ‘steaks better than how the British make it’ have been passed down from father to son. Victoria Station started off at Medan Damansara and now have 5 branches across Klang Valley and Penang. 

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Image Credit: www.kuala-lumpur.ws

 

6) Chili’s - Since 1994

Chilli’s is all about a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over good food. Since it’s opening in Malaysia in June 1994, Chilli’s has successful introduced and instilled this concept in our culture. Chili's Grill & Bar is an American casual dining restaurant chain that features Tex-Mex-style cuisine and it was founded in 1975. In Malaysia, the first Chili’s outlet is in Bangsar Shopping Centre. Their other outlets are located at Suria KLCC, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama, G Hotel in Penang and many more. 

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7) TGI Fridays – Since 1994

TGI Fridays is an international chain focusing on casual dining, with over 1000 restaurants in 58 countries. The first TGI Fridays in Malaysia opened in year 1994 at Life Centre, Kuala Lumpur and today has expanded to many branches all over Malaysia. Famous for fresh food and mouthwatering American classics from appetizers perfect for sharing to memorable burgers, TGI Fridays is fun, delicious and ultimate destination for diners looking for something distinctive and different.

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8) Souled Out -1996

Souled Out served its first customer way back in 1996 in Hartamas. The secret of success for Souled Out is perhaps a combination of different elements from lip smacking food to thirst quenching drinks, couple with great service and a friendly ambience. These are the reasons why Souled Out stood the test of time and still remains the place-to-go for people of all ages today. Souled Out is also now in Ampang and Bangsar South, and the name of the game here is as good as a hug!

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Image Credit: Time Out


Posted on November 10, 2016 .

10 Reasons Why You Should Attend MURFEST 2016

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

Now in its 3rd edition, MURFEST is bigger than ever, with an amazing line-up of world class presenters, a market place of health and wellness, a dance fitness party and more, happening from the 4th to 6th of November 2016. Opening its doors at the grounds of MaTic on Jalan Ampang, Murfest is your retreat to the city as you experience the most wholesome approach to wellness in Malaysia. If you ever needed a reason to come to Murfest this year, here are our top 10 reasons!


1) FREE Workshops

Yes, you read that right! You can experience some of the workshops for absolutely free via the Community Pavilion. All you need to do is arrive early and register yourself for a spot at the workshop of your choice, and you may just have a chance to try something new like Fly Yoga or Capoeira for absolutely no cost. 

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

2) Over 80 Workshops by 30 Master Presenters!

With 3 days of workshops and over 8 workshop rooms offering sessions every hour, enjoy a buffet of amazing classes from yoga, dance and movement workshops as well as talks and more, all happening under one roof. 

Try something new today; such as new-age classes such as Fly Yoga and Hula Hooping. Or perhaps you’d like to try folkloric dance and art-forms such as Cuban Rumba or Capoeira. 

Other sessions from the daily 25+ workshops include:
a) Awaken your Radiant Self
b) Ageless Living
c) Explore your Body Type
d) Breath of Bliss
e) The Feminine Super Woman
f) Dynamic Rejuvenation and Relaxations

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

3) Full Access Passes from as low as RM160!

Whether you want to just enjoy a taster of Murfest with a one-day pass; or would like to spend the weekend attending workshops; or perhaps you’re a health buff who can’t wait to spend 3 whole days of active living; Murfest has the pass for you!

Enjoy a full-access pass to workshops and talks along with the marketplace and other attractions at Murfest, with the ticket to suit your schedule.

Festival ticket options include the 

  • 1-day Escape pass (RM160), 
  • 2-day Explore pass (Saturday & Sunday; RM275) and the 
  • Full 3-day Experience pass (RM359).
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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

4) FREE entry to the Just Be market @ MURFEST

Open to members of the public, the Just Be marketplace is a signature feature at MURFEST, featuring unique products and services including delicious healthy food and drink, carnival games and entertainment and spa relaxation treatments. Whether you want to grab a bite in between your active day at MURFEST, or interested in organic and spa products such as soaps, the Just Be market has it all. 

Enjoy complementary services such as pulse reading, body electrical reading, electro muscle stimulation workouts, and more; and be prepared to have your tastebuds teased with the food sampling you can expect from our healthy food and snack vendors. 

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

5) Dance your heart out with GLO KL: Dance Fitness Party!

Literally “glow in the dark” as you dance to the Saturday night lights of KL city centre. Dance fitness, Zumba and Salsation lovers can rejoice at the exciting dance fitness party that will get you grooving to the backdrop of KLCC skyline.

Confirmed Master Trainers include Luis Calanche from Cuba, DJ Yo Yo from Cuba and Caro B from Australia. They will be supported by local champions and crowd favourites: Eka Yahya, Chacha Garza, ZIN Ramizah Kamis and ZIN Hanif Shawn. It’ll be 2 hours of fun and dance with glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories. 

This standalone concert at Murfest has tickets priced at RM55 with student tickets at RM35 and includes a set of glowsticks.

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

6) Experience a Yoga Lover’s Paradise!

Experience a wide variety of yoga workshops including healing yoga, Breath of Bliss, advanced Vinyasa Yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as the usual Hatha and Manasa yoga. A big hit from last year’s edition, take flight with Fly Yoga as you strap in and suspend yourself under the direction of experienced instructors.

Yoga Certification courses will also be available by senior instructors from the USA and Australia.

Expect some of the most impressive names from the global yoga world including Simon Borg-Olivier from Australia, Tymi Howard from USA/Canada, Christabel Zamor from Hawaii USA, alongside local favourites Ninie Ahmad and Reiko Soo.

Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

7) Get moving to the beat!

Get your dance on to a wide variety of modern and folkloric dance! Ever wanted to learn Latin styles such as Cuban Rumba, or perhaps get a feel of Latin hip hop with some Reggaeton? How about dancing up a sweat to Zumba, or getting a dance workout to the new craze of Salsation? Look no further to find all these dance styles at one location!

And brand new this year: Hula hooping! Let Mishie Hoops from Australia/Bali loop you into her ‘hoopography’ as you explore this fun dance style!

Also dip your toes into the famed Brazilian art of Capoeira, with everyone’s favourite locally-based Brazilian instructors Pimbal Rubens and Lilica Vargas. 

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

8) Witness an entry to the Malaysia Book of Records!

The grounds of MaTiC are going to be rumbled by the sounds of percussionists attempting an entry to the Malaysian Book of Records. 

Come move to the beat and watch the amazing assembly of drummers who will play various percussions in unison for an official record attempt. 

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Image Credit: MURFEST Facebook

 

9) Attend specialised wellness talks by qualified experts

Let your body take a breather between all the active workshops, and enjoy access to specialised talks on wellness. 

Aromatheraphy and Raw Food Consultant Elke Wollschon will be conducting a workshop on essential oils, a not-to-be-missed session for aromatherapy lovers. Those looking to find solutions to healthy eating can attend the workshop discussing digestive health by Naturopath from USA/Bali Dr Andrea Davis. There will also be a self-improvement session on Empowerment and Stress Management by local darling Jojo Struys.

Image Credit: Elke Wollschon's Instagram

Image Credit: Elke Wollschon's Instagram

 

10) Let music heal your soul

Music doesn’t just enlighten, it heals. Experience music therapy via workshops conducted by musicians from USA, Iran as well as Malaysia.

Keep a lookout for the Gong Therapy session by Reiki master Anne Fong Braillard.

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Image Credit: Anne Fong Braillard


For more information, surf over to the Murfest website and/or social media pages.

Posted on October 29, 2016 and filed under Event, Kuala Lumpur.

The Roof Transforms Into “Spooky Town" This Halloween

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This Halloween, be greeted by the undead as The Roof gets taken over by zombies, masked killers and international DJ from the Netherlands, Tony Junior! 

For 3 days straight, The Roof as we know it will take a turn for the horrifying as “Spooky Town”, resuscitating a thousand years of dark history with six horror experiences in one unique destination. Starting on the 27th - 29th October, be prepared to scream, shout and BOOgie your heart out with “Spooky Town’s” various activities. 

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Start your journey by approaching the zombies at the elevator lobby of “Spooky Town” to get your hands on “The Roof Passport”, by signing up and using the hashtag #HalloweenSpecial, you can then redeem complimentary drinks and goodies from all of The Roof’s outlets. 


SCORE

Once you’ve gotten your hands on a “The Roof Passport”, one can head over to Score to try their luck on the “Wheel of Terror” with any purchase, to win more drinks and freebies! But beware, for the masked man who guards the wheel will be lurking around the corner, watching, waiting to make his move on you.

The masked killer isn’t the only one who has their eyes on you. The mystical, mysterious Esmeralda the Fortune Teller has set up her shop at the Score Island and she has something to tell you. Let her read you with her tarot cards, for who knows what the future holds for you. Esmeralda knows. Go closer, look into her eyes, but whatever you do, don’t stare. 

Signature by The Hill

All that looking over your shoulders and heart palpitations must have made your tummy rumble hence take a step into Signature for “Fire and Feast”, where the evil won’t dare step foot because of what’s on the menu, making a monster’s nightmare, a sorcerer’s daydream. From “Bat Wings” to “Eye Balls”, this is your chance to get revenge on the monsters that haunt you and show them what you’re made of, in the most scrumptious way. 

HIDE

Get a taste of how “Heaven & Hell” feels like at Hide on 28th October where the undead takes control of the music console. Rock and Heads Will Roll with one of Malaysia’s scariest bands, The Gillaz. 

Stratosphere

To help digest the delicious monster eyes, wings and other organs that have been devoured at Signature, “Spooky Town” also has a movie experience that puts an emphasis on acrophobia, the fear of heights. 

In partnership with Iflix, Stratosphere presents “House of Horror” which showcases some of the scariest classic movies of all time such as “Friday the 13th”, “Hellraiser” and “The Grudge” on 29th October. Don’t forget to dress in your worst, as Iflix will be giving away free merchandise to the most creative and gory outfit. To book tickets, kindly log onto http://iflixhoh2016.peatix.com/.

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Image Credit: Stratosphere at The Roof Facebook

 

PLAY Club

Fear not, for music will keep you safe this Halloween at “Spooky Town” with Tony Junior. Hailing all the way from the Netherlands, fresh off the success of his collaboration with Tiesto called “Get Down” which hit number one in the US dance chart Beatport Top 100. Tony will be spinning his hard hitting tunes on 27th October at Play Club KL alongside DJ Keith Mintz and MC Noixe; you won’t have to worry about any ghosts possessing your bodies because the drops of Tony Junior’s thumping beat will be claiming your bodies as its own! Entry is with the offering of RM60, and twin bottle promotions worth RM725 are available before midnight.  

“Doll House Asylum” takes the classic playtime favourite and puts an adult twist on it, but be warned, as this doll house isn’t child’s play. Featuring DJ Reeve, Edz and MC Noixe, we caution you to dress up so that the dead baby dolls will recognize you as their own and leave you be. Entrance into “Doll House Asylum” is with the offering of RM60 and the lucky best dressed victim that will be chosen by the spirits will be presented with 4 bottles of GH MUMM Champagne. 

All of these out of worldly occasions all leads down to the biggest, ghastliest and insanity inducing event of all, the “Mad Masquerade”. Happening at Play Club KL on the 29th of October, with DJ Def, Edz and MC Ruff, dress for the dead to hide your life force from the living dead guests and join the world of the deceased. The chosen one who impresses the spirits the most with their costume will receive 4 bottles of GH MUMM Champagne. Entrance is with the offering of RM60. 

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Image Credit: PLAY club at The Roof Facebook

Fear has never looked so good. 

For more information, kindly log on to https://www.facebook.com/TheRoofMalaysia/ or www.theroof.com.my. For reservations and further inquiries, please call 03 – 8605 3388. 


Posted on October 27, 2016 and filed under Event, Kuala Lumpur.

7 Highlights and Things To Do At Legoland

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As the first Lego theme park of its kind in Asia, Legoland Malaysia was launched in September, 2012. Conveniently located in Johor, which is near Singapore, Legoland has been attracting visitors from many nearby countries and some of them happen to be big Lego fans. It’s a fun place to visit and if you are not convinced, here are the 7 highlights and things to do at Legoland.


1) 7 Special Lego Themes

The park is divided into 7 distinct themes. The three rides with the biggest thrills are Project X from Lego Technic, The Dragon from Lego Kingdom and Dino Land from Land of Adventure. Smack in the middle of park is MINILAND, where 17 regions from Malaysia and around the region come to life through lego blocks.

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2) The Legoland Hotel

While you have to pay to enter the Legoland theme park, it’s free to visit its hotel. Located just outside of the theme park, this hotel has been built on a Legoland design. There are legos everywhere and there are the occasional Lego characters that walk around the hotel lobby.

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3) Mind Blowing Water Park

The water park at Legoland comes with its own price tag, but if you want to go to both, you can just buy a premium ticket. The water park is quite big with a lot of attractions for people of all ages. The slides would be the highlight of the water park and are the most fun.

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4) Observation Tower

The Observation Tower at Legoland is park's highest point. At the observation deck, you will be able to see how Legoland looks like in a panoramic view, 60m in the air.

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5) 4D Movie Theatre

How about watching a short Lego Adventure Movie in a 4D effect? Using elements such as wind, water, smoke and special lighting effects, the movie brings audiences on a never-before-seen journey that’s awesome!

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6) Thrill at Dino Island

Dino Island has the only ride in the theme park that gets you wet. It starts off in a river cruise design and goes up to the peak of the water fall and the only way out is a sheer drop from the 12 metre high waterfall. 

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7) Miniland

For some, especially the lego fans, Miniland would probably be the coolest place of all in the theme park. It’s also quite a marvel for fans of architecture to admire. Miniland has some of the beautiful and famous buildings and monuments around the world in the form of lego blocks. More than 30 million lego blocks were used to create these landmarks and movable creations.

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Posted on October 19, 2016 and filed under Malaysia.

7 North Indian Restaurants You Should Try in Johor

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More and more restaurants from all over the world are opening up in Johor and one of the best cuisines in the world, the North Indian cuisine, has also found its way to Johor. Though there are not that many North Indian restaurants in Johor, the ones that are listed here have the best food prepared by chefs from India. In case you pass by Johor, here are the 7 North Indian restaurants you should definitely try.


1) 7 Spice

7 Spice is one of the best North Indian restaurants in Johor. Conveniently located at the heart of Johor Bahru, near the king’s official place of residence, 7 Spice has been around for over 12 years now. With an intimate dining setting, 7 Spice features an interesting variety of items on its menu. Even its simple Palak Paneer tastes good with any choice of Naan. From biryani to fish curry, 7 Spice should definitely be on your pit stop in Johor.

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Image Credit: oneshotoneplace.co

Getting there:
G-01, Block 5, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor.

 

2) Spice Kitchen

Spice Kitchen is located at the hub of Bukit Indah, which is the most happening place in this area due to the presence of Aeon Bukit Indah shopping centre. Inspired by the North West cuisine of India, the Spice Kitchen is all set to offer you a taste of the exotic Indian cuisine in Johor. From kebabs to biryanis, the Spice Kitchen has native North Indian chefs, who are ready to make your experience the taste of a lifetime – the North Indian way. 

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Getting there:
Wisma S P Setia,, No. S3-0120,, Jalan Indah 15, Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.

 

3) Chakra

Chakra is probably the oldest and most exclusive North Indian restaurant in Johor. At Chakra, diners get to experience the finest of Indian cuisine prepared by highly experienced chefs from India. From coastal seafood dishes to exotic meat dishes to vegetarian specialities, Chakra has been serving its customers with only the best since 2004. 

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Image Credit: tripadvisor.co

Getting there:
Jalan Yusof Taha, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor.

 

4) Olive Kitchen + Bar

Puteri Harbour is the new happening place in Nusajaya, Johor. Not only is it conveniently located near Legoland, it’s filled with a variety of restaurants from all over the world. One such restaurant is Olive Kitchen + Bar, which is a branch of the famous Mumbai celebrity spot, Olive. Located in front of the harbour, Olive Kitchen + Bar offers special North Indian food as well as vegetarian food in nice and laid-back setting. 

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Image Credit: blogspot.co

Getting there:
Puteri Cove Residences, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor.

 

5) Spice Grill

Spice Grill is considered the latest addition to the North Indian restaurants in Johor. The restaurant happens to be run by the same management team of 7 Spice in Johor. Located at Puteri Harbour, Spice Grill’s prices are little higher than 7 Spice; most likely due to it’s location. Its menu includes a variety of Indo-Chinese dishes and most importantly, traditional Indian cuisine. 

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Image Credit: oneshotoneplace.co

Getting there:
Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 81300 Nusajaya, Johor.

 

6) The Grand Gem

Located at the Blue Wave hotel in Johor, The Grand Gem has been welcoming diners to an elegant and fine dining restaurant for some time now. The Grand Gem is all about providing the best of North Indian cuisine to its customers and it is certain worth the price that you are paying for. 

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Getting there:
9R, Grand Bluewave Hotel, Jalan Meldrum, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor.

 

7) Agneey's Cuisine

Agneey’s Cuisine has been around for a very long time. Located in a quiet street corner in Taman Tampoi Indah, Agneey’s Cuisine has a huge fan following, which explains why it’s always full at any time of the day. It serves a variety of North Indian dishes and yoghurt drinks. Keeping up with the time, Agneey’s Cuisine has been improving a lot, in terms of its services, just to accommodate the many customers that show up every day for a taste of its special North Indian cuisine. 

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Getting there:
33, Jalan Titiwangsa 3/3, Taman Tampoi Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor.


Posted on October 12, 2016 and filed under Malaysia, Johor.

Do something NEW this 4th to 6th November 2016 at Murfest!

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The 3rd annual MURFEST (Malaysian Urban Retreat Festival) returns with an amazing line-up of world class presenters, a market place of health and wellness with the Just Be Markets @ Murfest, and more, all happening at a brand new KLCC location: stretch out to touch KLCC, and lean back to touch the KL Tower! 


Offerings include:

1) FREE workshops such as Fly Yoga, dance, and more, by international presenters at the Community Pavilion.

2) FREE marketplace with food & drink, complementary services such as pulse reading, body electrical reading, electro muscle stimulation workouts, and more.

3) Just Be Markets for unique products and services including delicious healthy food and drink, carnival games and entertainment and spa relaxation treatments. 

4) 25+ workshops EVERY DAY over 3 days by world class presenters. Sessions include:
a) Awaken your Radiant Self
b) Ageless Living
c) Explore your Body Type
d) Breath of Bliss
e) The Feminine Super Woman
f) Dynamic Rejuvenation and Relaxations

Yoga Certification courses will also be available by senior instructors from the USA and Australia.

Festival ticket options include the 

  • 1-day Escape pass (RM160), 
  • 2-day Explore pass (Saturday & Sunday; RM275) and the 
  • Full 3-day Experience pass (RM359).

5) GLO KL Dance Fitness Party. Join Master Trainers from Cuba and Australia who will lead a night time Zumba, Salsation and dance party.

Whether you are a yogi, dancer, music-lover, healthy-eating enthusiast or simply on a path of self-discovery to try something fun, new, and exciting, Murfest is the place to be this November!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Among the highlights to expect this year from the 80 workshop sessions and over 100 exhibitions offered, are some truly unique experiences by local artists and visiting artists from around the world.  

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Yoga lovers, there is no other weekend like Murfest in Malaysia! Experience a wide variety of yoga workshops including healing yoga, Breath of Bliss, advanced Vinyasa Yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, as well as the usual Hatha and Manasa yoga. A big hit from last year’s edition, take flight with Fly Yoga as you strap in and suspend yourself under the direction of experienced instructors.

Expect some of the most impressive names from the global yoga world including Simon Borg-Olivier from Australia, Tymi Howard from USA/Canada, Christabel Zamor from Hawaii USA, alongside local favourites Ninie Ahmad and Reiko Soo.

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DANCE & MOVEMENT

Get your groove on to a wide variety of modern and folkloric dance! Ever wanted to learn Latin styles such as Cuban Rumba, or perhaps get a feel of Latin hip hop with some Reggaeton? How about dancing up a sweat to Zumba, or getting a dance workout to the new craze of Salsation? Look no further to find all these dance styles at one location!

And brand new this year: Hula hooping! Let Mishie Hoops from Australia/Bali loop you into her ‘hoopography’ as you explore this fun dance style!

Also dip your toes into the famed Brazilian art of Capoeira, with everyone’s favourite locally-based Brazilian instructors Pimbal Rubens and Lilica Vargas. 

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WELLNESS TALKS

Let your body take a breather, and enjoy access to specialised talks on wellness. 

Aromatheraphy and Raw Food Consultant Elke Wollschon will be conducting a workshop on essential oils, a not-to-be-missed session for aromatherapy lovers. Those looking to find solutions to healthy eating can attend the workshop discussing digestive health by Naturopath from USA/Bali Dr Andrea Davis. There will also be a self-improvement session on Empowerment and Stress Management by local darling Jojo Struys.

MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Music doesn’t just enlighten, it heals. Experience music therapy via workshops conducted by musicians from USA, Iran as well as Malaysia.

Keep a lookout for the Gong Therapy session by Reiki master Anne Fong Braillard.

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JUST BE MARKETS & SPA TREATMENTS

Whether you want to grab a bite in between your active day at Murfest, or interested in organic and spa products such as soaps, the Just Be market has it all. 

Aching muscles from the workshops? Expect to find free massage samplers and treatments from vendors who will surely entice you with soothing relaxation treatments. 

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MURFEST: SETTING RECORDS

GLO KL: DANCE FITNESS PARTY

Have an exciting night out of dancing as you glow to the Saturday night lights of KL city centre. Dance fitness, Zumba and Salsation lovers can rejoice at the exciting dance fitness party that will take place at MaTiC, dancing to the backdrop of KLCC skyline.

Confirmed Master Trainers include Luis Calanche from Cuba, DJ Yo Yo from Cuba and Caro B from Australia. They will be supported by local champions and crowd favourites: Eka Yahya, Chacha Garza, ZIN Ramizah Kamis and ZIN Hanif Shawn. It’ll be 2 hours of fun and dance with glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories. 

This standalone concert at Murfest has tickets priced at RM55 with student tickets at RM35 and includes a set of glowsticks.

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DRUMMING UP A RECORD

The grounds of MaTiC are going to be rumbled by the sounds of percussionists attempting an entry to the Malaysian Book of Records. The assembly of drummers will be an official record attempt as they will play various percussions in unison. 

SPONSORS & Brand Partners

Murfest would not be possible without the support of sponsors and brands including Sony, Corny, Evian, AIA Vitality, Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth and Sports; and hotel partners Maya Hotel and Concorde.

Brand Partners for Murfest 2016 include Flyoga®, Slimming Sanctuary, Grolier, Manduka (Danivy), Raisin’ The Roof, YOUC100 (EH Beverage), Golden Horse Palace, Lorna Jane, Teh Tarik Place, Dyanna, Happy Fresh, Uber and Cocoa Boutique, and workshop activation partner Panaz.

For more information, surf over to the Murfest website and/or social media pages.


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Posted on October 6, 2016 and filed under Event, Events.

20 Most Beautiful Mosques in Malaysia

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If there's one scenery that can represent Malaysia besides its beautiful beaches and rain forests, it would be these beautiful mosques. Being captivated by their beauty ourselves, here's a compilation of 20 most beautiful mosques to visit in Malaysia. Not only they are sacred, their stunning architectural designs are surely a feast for the eyes. 

Note: The list is compiled without the priority of ranking. 


1) Zahir Mosque, Kedah

Dubbed one of the grandest and oldest mosques in Malaysia, Zahir Mosque is Kedah's state mosque and it was built in 1912. Located in the heart of Alor Star, Zahir Mosque has been voted the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.

Image Credit: islamic-arts.org

Image Credit: islamic-arts.org

 

2) Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca

Located on a man-made island near Malacca city, the Malacca Straits Mosque is known for its Middle Eastern and Malay craftsmanship. The mosque looks like it is floating when the water level is high. The construction cost of the mosque is said to be about 10 million Ringgit.

Image Credit: www.sutra.my

Image Credit: www.sutra.my

 

3) Blue Mosque, Selangor

The Blue Mosque is rightfully known as Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque. Located in Shah Alam, the Blue Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor and it is the country's largest mosque as well as the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Like its name suggests, the Blue Mosque is known for its distinguish large blue and silver dome.

Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org

Image Credit: en.wikipedia.org

 

4) Sultan Sulaiman Mosque, Selangor

Sultan Sulaiman Mosque is Selangor's royal mosque, located in Klang. The mosque is constructed by the British in the early 1932 with a combination of Western Art Deco and Neoclassical cathedral style. The late Sultan Salahuddin was buried in the mosque's grounds.

Image Credit: guyana.hoop.la

Image Credit: guyana.hoop.la

 

5) Putra Mosque, Putrajaya

Putra Mosque was constructed in 1997 and it is the principal mosque of Putrajaya. Located next to the Prime Minister's office, the Putra Mosque's signature would be its pink dome that is constructed with rose-tinted granite. The Putra Mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.

Image Credit: www.thousandwonders.net

 

6) Floating Mosque, Terengganu

The Floating Mosque or the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque is the first real floating mosque in Malaysia. Situated in Kuala Ibai Lagoon near the estuary of the river (4km away from Kuala Terengganu), the Floating Mosque, gracefully painted in white, is the result of modern and Moorish architecture that incorporates element like marble, ceramics, mosaic works, and bomanite paving.   

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Image Credit: vustudents.ning.co

 

7) Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Built in 1909, Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. The mosque is designed by a British Architect. The name Jamek is Arabic in origin which means a place where people congregate to worship. 

 

8) Sabah State Mosque, Sabah

The Sabah State Mosque, as its name suggests, is the state mosque of Sabah. Located at Sembulan roundabout, the Sabah State Mosque was built in the 1975 and has a capacity of 5,000 worshipers at any one time.

 

9) Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Sabah

Despite being the second main mosque in Kota Kinabalu after the State Mosque, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque is no less in terms of its extravagance. Cost 34 million Ringgit to build, the architectural design of this mosque is based on the Nabawi Mosque, the second holiest site in Islam, in Medina. The magnificent blue and gold dome is Arabic-inspired. The mosque also has a nickname called the Floating Mosque since it is surrounded by a human-made lagoon. 

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Image Credit: forum.xcitefun.net

 

10) Iron Mosque, Putrajaya

Also known as the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, the Iron Mosque is the second principal mosque in Putrajaya after the Putra Mosque. It is however almost twice the size of Putra Mosque and can fit up to 24,000 worshipers. The mosque employs architectural wire mesh and its main entrance is strengthened with glass reinforced concrete to increase the integrity of the structure.

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Image Credit: www.trip-ideas.co.uk

 

11) Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor

The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is constructed between 1892 and 1900 under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The appearance of the mosque is based on colonial English Victorian Architecture at the same time also includes some Moorish architecture and minor Malay influence. The Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque sits on top of a prominent hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor. 

 

12) Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang

Located in the Georgetown, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in 19th century led by a prominent Indian Muslim leader, Cauder Mohudeen. "Keling" is a Malay term for the people of Indian origin (used back then) while "Kapitan" was used to describe a representative of the Indian community. Some of the highlights of the mosque would be the interior aisles which are formed by a series of horseshoe arches, crowned with King Edward's plaques. 

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Image Credit: www.expedia.com.sg

 

13) Al-Bukhary Mosque, Kedah

Located in Alor Setar, The Al-Bukhary Mosque is named after its founder Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary. The design of the mosque was inspired by the mosques found in Turkey and Iran. It has seven top-shaped blue domes and the highlight would be the main dome which features intricate Arabesque motifs, reminiscent of Uzbek madrasas in Samarkand. 

Image Credit: langyaw.com

Image Credit: langyaw.com

 

14) Hadhari Mosque, Terengganu

Located at Bandar Jerteh, Besut, Jerteh Hadhari Mosque is the largest mosque in the Besut area. Built in year 2005, Hadhari Mosque was meant to replace a smaller mosque at the area due to increasing residents in Jerteh.  

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Image Credit: www.trekearth.com

 

15) Al-Hussain Mosque, Perlis

This pride of Perlis built next to Kuala Perlis Jetty is a floating mosque that cost 12 million Ringgit to build. The mosque is donated by businessman Tan Sri Mohd. Ariffin Yusof and it adopts a modern tropical concept. Its unique features include the majestic golden and blue dome which represents the colour of the Perlis state flag. At night, the minaret comes alive in various colours – with different colour signalling a different prayer time. 

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Image Credit: www.skyscrapercity.com

 

16) Ubudiah Mosque, Perak

Stands majestically in the town of Kuala Kangsar, Ubudiah Mosque is Perak's Royal Mosque that is known as one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Designed by the same designer who designed the Ipoh Railway Station, Ubudiah's beauty lies with the golden dome and minarets that create the spellbinding sight, from near and afar. Ubudiah Mosque cost RM 200,000 to build in 1917 - considered to be an astronomical figure for those days. 

 

17) Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque, Pahang

Constructed between 1991 and 1993, Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Pahang located in Kuantan. Inheriting a modernist style, Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque is covered in light blue and white, giving it a soft but elegance appearance. 

Image Credit: www.skyscrapercity.com

Image Credit: www.skyscrapercity.com

 

18) Puchong Perdana Mosque, Selangor

Constructed between 2004 and 2006, Puchong Perdana Mosque is located in Puchong. The mosque was constructed on the lake (Puchong lake), giving it the floating impression. The Puchong Perdana Mosque is simple but elegant with the combination of golden dome and building covered in white. 

Image Credit: wikimapia.org

Image Credit: wikimapia.org

 

19) Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur

Sitting on a 5 hectare land along Jalan Duta, the Federal Territory Mosque is a major mosque in Kuala Lumpur which can accommodate 17,000 worshipers at any one time. Completed in year 2000, the mosque inherits a blend of Ottoman and Malay architectural style. It has 22 domes made from a composite material of glass fibre fabric mixed with epoxy resin to make it durable and light.

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Image Credit: diary.frozenlite.com

 

20) Crystal Mosque, Terengganu

The list would not be complete without the magnificent Crystal Mosque situated on the island of Wan Man, in Kuala Terengganu. A grand mosque made of steel, glass and crystal, the mosque's crystal-like effect comes alive with a mesmerizing display of lights. This unique structure adopts a contemporary style injected with Moorish and Gothic elements and was built between year 2006 and 2008. 

Image Credit: whenonearth.net

Image Credit: whenonearth.net

Which beautiful mosque is your favourite? Share with us.


Posted on September 26, 2016 and filed under Malaysia.

10 Instagram-Worthy Cafes to Visit in KL & PJ

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Image Credit: Merchant's Lane by www.mamaktalk.com

This article originally appeared on my.locatedat.com

While cafe culture is mushrooming in Malaysia, the ambiance and atmosphere of a cafe has become key to attracting customers aside from the quality of the food served. Some say the ambiance will make the food taste better, which we agree as the tone of a cafe can affect the mood of the customers. Here's a list of Instagram-worthy cafes to visit in KL & PJ. 


1) Merchant's Lane

Merchants Lane is a cafe and restaurant that exhibits the transverse between local charm and modern culture. Located at the heritage row of Petaling Street, you'll find Merchant's Lane old yet charming. I particularly like the outdoor section with the aged-peeling-walls coming in as the backdrop. Merchant's Lane serves a range of East-meets-West recipes and beverages that are distinctive and pleasing.

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Image Credit: my.locatedat.com - posted by Alwaystravelicious

Getting there:
150, Jalan Petaling,
City Centre,
59000 Kuala Lumpur.

 

2) Greyhound Cafe

Greyhound Cafe is a F&B sensation from Bangkok that has finally arrived in Malaysia. Given its exuberance and trend-setting gastronomy, Greyhound Cafe has all the reasons why you should pay them a visit. Greyhound Cafe offers western style dishes, Thai food, pasta, sandwiches and more.

Image Credit: eatdrinkkl.blogspot.com

Getting there:
Lot No.0.2, Ground Floor,
Ansa Kuala Lumpur,
101 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur. 

 

3) Kita Kita Kafe

KitaKita was established to showcase the best of Malaysia's beauty, creativity and diversity in craft. Kita Kita Kafe is hence a combination of a craft store & a cafe, where you can explore locally handmade products such as clothings, home and decor items, gifts, and paintings, while enjoy some delicious Malaysian traditional cuisines. 

Image Credit: my.locatedat.com

Image Credit: my.locatedat.com

Getting There:
G 1.10, 1 Jalan Medan Setia 1,
Bukit Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur.

 

4) Slappy Cakes

Originated from Portland, Slappy Cakes is all day breakfast, all day fun! Imagine making your own pancakes right at your table in an interactive setting. Its built-in griddles at your table allows you to make pancakes of any shape from-scratch, using fresh and local ingredients. How is it Instagram-worthy? The pancake making experience of course! 

Getting There:
1895, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

 

5) The Prep Room

Located at Sri Hartamas, The Prep Room serves good coffee and distinguish choices of food. The Prep Room gives you a bright ambiance with its minimalist concept. Another thing we like about The Prep Room is the menu which is filled with whimsical hand-drawn illustrations. 

Image Credit: my.locatedat.com

Image Credit: my.locatedat.com

Getting There:
Jalan Sri Hartamas 7,
Sri Hartamas,
Kuala Lumpur.

 

6) Square Q Cafe

Square Q is a snack that looks like waffle but not a waffle. No joke. It is instead a Taiwanese-inspired waffle-shaped dessert which is made of pure milk. Square Q is crispy on the outside and chewy within. Imagine its base texture to be something like Japanese Mochi. Square Q Cafe is also pork-free and lard-free cafe. 

Getting There:
11, Jalan Solaris 3
50480 Kuala Lumpur

 

7) Tsujiri

At Tsujiri, the Instagram-worthy bit would be its range of unique green tea desserts. 'TSUJIRI' is a tea brand that is highly praised in Japan, with 155 years of history in Green Tea making. For Matcha lovers, Tsujiri is where you would want to be. Tsujiri uses traditional methods to ensure best tastes and aroma in its green tea desserts and drinks.  

Image Credit: foodmsia.com

Image Credit: foodmsia.com

Getting There:
58, Jalan SS 21/58,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya.

 

8) Palladium Cafe

Palladium Cafe is no stranger to many by now with its signature cute little glass house becoming a local tourist attraction. Palladium Cafe can be found at EcoWorld Gallery located along Jalan Kuching, next to Tesco. Cakes and coffee are what you can find here. I would go for its Palladium Signature Petite and Lemon Tart. 

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Image Credit: my.locatedat.com - posted by Brought Up 2 Share

Getting There:
Lot 3972 & 4189,
Jalan Kuching,
51200 Kuala Lumpur

 

9) Like, Cereals-ly Cereal Bar

Yes, they are seriously a Cereal Bar which is inspired by London's Cereal Killer Café. At here, other than your usual Koko Krunch and Kellogg's Frosties, you'll also find various kinds of cereals that cannot be found in Malaysia. Cereal lovers, now you know where to head to for your cereal-fix. 

Image Credit: www.eatdrink.my

Image Credit: www.eatdrink.my

Getting There:
31542, Jalan PJU 8/5c,
Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

 

10) Velocity Cafe

By cyclists, for cyclists. Velocity is a cafe which combines a bicycle workshop and a bicycle showroom. Velocity Cafe is the first of its kind bicycle cafe in Ampang which provides an all-rounded experience to two-wheelers. Besides offering a full-fledged bicycle maintenance service, Velocity also offers great coffee as well as simple and healthy food to customers.

Getting There:
The Challenger Sports Centre,
Jalan Taman Putra,
Taman Dagang Permai,
68000 Ampang

 

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Posted on September 14, 2016 and filed under cafe.

Secret Shooting Spots of Photographers in Singapore - Part 2

You loved "Secret Shooting Spots of Photographers in Singapore - Part 1", shared with us by Leana of The Wedding Scoop, and now we're back with Part 2 of The Wedding Scoop’s Secret Shooting Spots of Photographers in Singapore!

Read the original article here.

Leana Doray co-founded The Wedding Scoop, a popular online wedding publication covering Singapore, Malaysia and the region. The Wedding Scoop's aim is to inspire and empower couples to make informed decisions about their big day, by providing them with the most beautiful weddings and useful wedding-related information.


11) Marina Barrage

Alwin and Kai: Here you can get beautiful sunsets with the CBD skyline as a backdrop. When the sun goes down, and the buildings light up, you get to enjoy Singapore's beautiful cityscape.

Photos by Alwin and Kai of Trouve

Photos by Alwin and Kai of Trouve

 

12) Fort Canning Park

Samuel: There is always something about the lines of this pathway that creates an emotional touch to the photographs taken there, and it is often quiet as well, which sets couples at ease.

Photo by Samuel Goh of Samuel Goh Photography

Photo by Samuel Goh of Samuel Goh Photography

 

13) Punggol (lallang fields at Punggol Road and Punggol Beach)

Yu Hsin: I like Punggol beach because of its serenity. Not many beachgoers choose Punggol so it’s naturally quiet. The Punggol fields add that soft touch to images, especially when lit by the sun.

Photos by Yu Hsin of Tinydot Photography

Photos by Yu Hsin of Tinydot Photography

 

14) Tiong Bahru estate

Samuel Goh: Tiong Bahru is the perfect combination of quirkiness nestled in old school shophouses, and there are so many nooks and crannies that make every engagement session fun and unique.

Photos by Samuel Goh of Samuel Goh Photography

Photos by Samuel Goh of Samuel Goh Photography

Kelvin: There is so much to shoot here! Including the market itself. The people there are generally very friendly and colorful. I love all the old coffeeshops too.

Photos by Kelvin Koh of Lightedpixels Photography

Photos by Kelvin Koh of Lightedpixels Photography

 

15) Seletar North Link

Wilson: This is currently an area where the forest is cleared for construction. Many people mistake this place for Europe or Australia because there’s a beautiful lake, which is hardly ever found in Singapore. It’s not possible to reach this spot without a car.

Photos by Wilson of AndroidsinBoots

Photos by Wilson of AndroidsinBoots

 

16) Mountbatten Playground

Kelvin: This is an old HDB playground and it’s nestled between four HDB blocks. The estate is old – full of character. It kinda reminds me of my childhood too!

Photos by Kelvin Koh of Lightedpixels Photography

Photos by Kelvin Koh of Lightedpixels Photography

 

17) The Baba House Singapore

Ting: This is the only well-preserved Peranakan house in Singapore. Everything is authentic and you can find adorable details in every corner of the house. The Baba House charges $500/hr.

Photos by Ting of Ksana

Photos by Ting of Ksana

 

18) Bukit Timah, near Riders Café

Wilson: This spot is near the hill which you can see whenever you have brunch at Riders cafe. Walk up the hill to the other side, and you will find beautiful untouched greenery.

Photos by Wilson of AndroidsinBoots

Photos by Wilson of AndroidsinBoots

Related: Singapore Saddle Club / Riders Café

Nathan: It’s really gorgeous in the mornings when the sun rises over the backdrop. If you're lucky, there will be horses grazing in their pens. It’s the only place in Singapore that really makes me feel like I'm not in Singapore.

Photos by Nathan Wu of Nathan Wu Photography

Photos by Nathan Wu of Nathan Wu Photography

 

19) Upper Pierce Reservoir

Guan Hui and Sylvia: This is a great place for couples who want the location to feel like they are overseas. It’s well shaded and a very relaxing place, which makes it easier for the couple to relax in front of the camera.

Photos by Guan Hui and Sylvia of Bloc Memoire Photography

Photos by Guan Hui and Sylvia of Bloc Memoire Photography

 

20) Botanical Gardens

Alwin and Kai: It has many different scenes all in one central location, from gazebos to tall trees, ponds and beautiful gardens, and so we can get many different varieties of scenes without going far.

Photos by Alwin and Kai of Trouve

Photos by Alwin and Kai of Trouve


Thanks again Leana and The Wedding Scoop for sharing this article with us!

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