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Capri by Fraser, Kuala Lumpur

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Capri by Fraser offers an innovative and funky accommodation solution that is especially great for long stay.

The studio apartment is, in a word, cavernous. It is the most spacious room I have seen. You enter the room into a very spacious kitchen, complete with induction hob, microwave, frying pan, China plates and cutlery, spatula and can opener. There is also an espresso machine with a couple of capsules.

Then you proceed to a huge bathroom with an L-shaped counter top. There is plenty of room to move around in the bathroom. There is a huge shower stall and a seperate toilet cubicle with its own door, which I find very practical. One person can use the toilet while the other uses the shower or counter top. It is not like other hotels where is one person uses the toilet, then the entire bathroom is out of bounds to everyone else.

There is plenty of storage room all along the studio apartment. There is also a long work desk. The actual bedroom is quite small. There is only space for a bed and a television. There is a balcony.
As mentioned above, you have your own fully functioning kitchen. So it is possible to whip up your own meals. That is great for long-stay guests.

Another advantage Capri has for long stay guests is that on every floor, there is a laundry room, complete with washing machines and dryers. All you have to do is get a token from the Front Desk.

If you are bored, there is an infinity pool and a spacious gym, complete with a boxing sandbag and kettlebells. On the top floor of the hotel, there are several jacuzzis overlooking the city. This is a great place to watch the sun go down.

Breakfast is busy but there is always adequate food. Though busy, the servers are always attentive, prompt and polite.

Next to the hotel is a large mall, Nexus. The nearest subway station is around 400m away. You can easily grab a taxi to to get to the subway station for only RM$3.

A new hotel, it is only around 1 year old. I highly recommend this hotel especially for long-stay guests.

简体中文

Capri by Fraser 提供创新和时尚的住宿方案,更是长期住宿的最佳选择。

这里的小型公寓房间,一个词形容,宽敞舒适,这是我见过最宽敞的房间。当你一进入这个房间,迎接你的是一个宽阔的厨房,厨房用具一应俱全:电磁炉,微波炉,平底锅,中国风的碗碟,刀具,抹刀和开罐器都在那里。那里也摆放了一架浓缩咖啡机附上一对咖啡胶囊。

然后,你会进入一个拥有L型流理台的宽大浴室。浴室里有非常大的空间可以让你自由走动。那里有个别间隔的沐浴区,还有用一道门划分出来的如厕隔间,个人觉得这是非常实在的。当一个人在用厕所时,另一个人也可以使用花洒或者流理台。这不像其他的酒店,当一个人在使用浴室时,那么这整间浴室就无法让其他人使用。

那里边也有很多的储藏室还有长型的办公桌。真正的睡房空间不大,只能够容纳一张床和一架电视机,那里也有一个露台。

如以上所述,你拥有专属自己配备齐全的厨房,可以为自己准备膳食,这对长期住客来说是非常棒的。另一个优点Capri 提供给长期住客的是在每一层都设有洗衣房,那里备有洗衣机和烘干机,你只需要向前台索取代币就可以了。

如果你觉得无聊,那里还有广阔的游泳池,宽敞的健身室,配有拳击沙包和壶铃。酒店的顶层还备有几个按摩池可以让你俯瞰整个城市。这里也是观赏日落的理想地点。

早餐时段是忙碌的但是食物的供应永远充足。虽然忙碌,但那里的服务员服务周到,快速富有礼貌。

酒店隔邻有一个大型商场,Nexus。最靠近的地铁站只有400米之距。你可以很轻易地招到计程车到达地铁站,费用只需要区区RM3

 

我强烈推荐这家建立只有一年的新酒店,特别是给那些想要长期住宿的客人们。

 

 

Zuma, Bangkok

Just landed in Bangkok and looking for a restaurant with a unique ambience to fill your stomach? Located in St Regis hotel, ZUMA Bangkok will meet your expectations of good quality food and unforgettable dining experience.

The traditional izakaya style of eating and drinking creates an informal and fun experience, with a blend of classiness.

No doubt tradition is still kept in Zuma, yet we see the restaurant having a touch of modernity in both its cooking style and its interior concept.

 

 

The use of organic materials and traditional textiles creates the perfectly ideal ambience – peace and tranquillity. Devoted chefs manage an exceptional sushi counter. The robata grill has been inspired by the distinctive cooking style of northern Japanese fishermen.

Separated by a transparent glass wall that blends the interior flawlessly with the exterior, the bar extends the dining area out to the wide, stunningly-landscaped terrace. There, a huge outdoor lounge room is surrounded by greenery and calming water effects.  Smoking is permitted on the terrace.

With 9 different establishments since establishing its first restaurant in London in 2002, from New York to Bangkok, ZUMA has definitely achieved international recognition. Working with the same designer (Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Studio Glitt) since the beginning, creator Rainer Becker ensures each new restaurant celebrates the liveliness of the location, whilst remembering the style and ethos of ZUMA. Natural elements offer a warm and elegant backdrop for the textures and flavours of the menu.

Zuma’s consistent standards of excellence and timeless design is key reason for its long history of ZUMA’s success and popularity.

Most importantly, the achievement of ZUMA is proof of the excellent relationship that exists between co-founders, creator Rainer Becker and businessman Arjun Waney. ZUMA’s success has not only achieved worldwide acknowledgement, but also international industry and consumer awards and accolades. Creator Rainer Becker’s original vision of ZUMA has proven to be boundless in its cultural appeal and eternal in its spirit.

Panpuri Indochine, Bangkok

There is a saying I once heard from an elderly man while travelling in India, “Where there is poison, the cure also lies near you”. Basically, if you get bitten by a snake in a forest, the cure to prevent the poison from spreading throughout a person’s body can be found near you. This is very true especially if you’re a biologist and know each and every plant by their complex scientific terms and functions.

In the plant world, we are surrounded by plenty of herbs that have unique properties designed to benefit nature itself and the human race through food and medicine. The commercial industry had led people away from seeking natural food or medicine, with the promise of scientifically advanced and supposedly modern products with a false image of progression.

However, in recent times, the trends have changed drastically and more people are looking out for organic products and rediscovering the benefits of natural food and medicine. What had been brushed aside in the past decades, are slowly rising back to the surface to make an appearance again.

One such herb is lemongrass, which is native to India and tropical Asia and widely used for its flavouring and medicinal benefits. As the name itself suggests, the herb carries a subtle lemon aroma when infused in the cooking of soups, curries and even in brewing teas. Like many herbs that consist a diverse range of benefits, lemongrass can also be used to treat stomach pains, rheumatism, headaches, and colds.

As an essential oil, lemongrass allows the body to completely relax and release negative energies. Transforming negativity into positive energies, the herb when drank as a tea is believed in Brazilian folk medicine to help reduce anxiety. Today, heaps of products in the market are infused with multiple herbs that have proven to help people in terms of simple benefits such as cooking and beauty or complex ones for illnesses.

Panpuri’s Indochine range of beauty products infuses six exotic, healing oils accented by comforting lemongrass, along with sweet mandarin and relaxing bergamot, as well as moringa and aloe vera extracts, which all beautify the skin and promote vitality. Plenty of such herbs can be integrated in the preparation of products from hair, body, face and to nails.

Most importantly, in a changing consumer culture, these products are free from chemicals that are harmful to people and the environment. Scientists have also recently discovered the benefits of turmeric, a spice from the ginger family known for its medicinal properties. It has been proven to show significant changes in healing people suffering from major diseases such as cancer and depression.

Herbs, they have always been around us staring right in our faces. Ancient history has also verified how many common herbs have been used thousands of years ago. The exact time or period, we do not know for sure as history is also recorded by mankind. If these plants are still being used today, there must surely be something unique about them. Perhaps, people are just not aware and we certainly need to be more observant of our surroundings.

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