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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Category: Malaysia

Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur

English

Is the hustle and bustle life taking a toll on you? Do you wish for a short escapade to somewhere quaint, where life slows down and you get to immerse yourself in the surroundings? Well, there’s a place just across the causeway.

Located in Kuala Lumpur in the Jalan Kamunting neighbourhood, Hotel Stripes is the place to go – set in a reclusive yet urbanised town known for its many unique personalities.

You’ll find yourself experiencing the rich culture, art and history in the neighbourhood of the former Asian Heritage Row; with twenty-two 1940s shophouses, dynamic nightlife, cafés, art galleries, and creative establishments. This part of the city is the perfect synergy of old and new, and a perfect getaway for you to rejuvenate your mind and soul.

Hotel Stripes, the second Autographic Collection hotel in Malaysia – first being The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a YTL Classic Hotel – brings on a different idea of travel. Feeding off from the history and heritage of Jalan Kamunting, Hotel Stripes offers you an unparalleled experience on the local scene, mixed with edge and adventure. Unlike conventional travelling, Hotel Stripes ultimately transforms you like one of the locals through the pulsating activities around.

But… don’t really feel like exploring? Fret not! Once entered in the stylish and chic 184-room hotel, you know you’re in for a treat.

Enjoy their all-day dining restaurant, The Snug, to settle your needs or just for a quickie (caffeine fix, of course!).

Or their French-style restaurant, Brasserie 25. Throw fine dining out and enter a vibe of relaxation with their laid back yet flavourful cuisine. Mimicking their historical surrounding, Brasserie 25 gives a rustic charm with its red bricks arcades, mid-century copper sputnik chandeliers and dark wood floors. Rather something light instead? Come in during the afternoon as Brasserie 25 offers Le Goûter – an afternoon tea with a French twist.

Not really a foodie? Then Man Tao Bar is for you.

Offering a stunning view of the KL Tower, Man Tao – a rooftop pool bar – is a trendy spot to relish in soothing tunes over drinks, coupled with a captivating sunset. So why not kick back, relax and enjoy your me-time, or with your loved one, while overlooking at Kuala Lumpur’s skyline with your favourite beverage?

What’s there not to love about Hotel Stripes KL? Come on over and discover the unexplored!

简体中文

现代的繁忙节奏是否已令您身心疲惫? 您是否想逃到不远处的世外桃源, 沉浸于简单的生活步伐, 欣赏周边的环境? 别再犹豫, 新加坡海峡对岸就有此处。

位于在吉隆玻,甘文丁路的 Hotel Stripes是你必到的地方。这与世隔绝却现代化的小镇拥有许多独特的面貌。

在这前Asian Heritage Row的地带,您会发现自己将体验这里丰富的文化,艺术与历史背景。拥有22间1940年代的店屋, 缤纷多彩的夜生活, 小餐厅, 画廊以及许许多多趣味盎然的场所。这部份的城市呈现了现代与古代的完美结合, 让您疲惫的身心痊愈的绝佳去处。

属于马来西亚第2间 Autographic Collection 的Hotel Stripes 酒店 (第一间则归属于吉隆玻的 The Majestic Hotel, YTL 经典酒店),  带来了不一样的旅游构思。寄予甘文丁路优美的历史与文化, Hotel Stripes 带给您空前绝后的道地体验, 再加上些许的前卫与冒险经历。别于传统的旅游体验, 以Hotel Stripes附近琳琅满目的活动,它最终能将您改造成地地道道的本地人。

不过。。。不想出外探险? 别担心! 走进这家具备184间客房的酒店, 就可享受别有一番的体验了。

享用全日营业的餐厅,The Snug, 来填饱您的肚子,或者干一杯吧 (当然是咖啡啦)。也不能错过这里的法式餐厅, Brasserie 25, 这不是拘束的高档餐厅,而是带有优雅又休闲的风味料理餐厅。 效仿了临近的历史气息, Brasserie 25 的红砖建筑,中世纪铜镀吊灯,以及室内暗色系的木板, 总总散发出了别具一格的乡村风。 或许想来点清单的佳肴? Brasserie 25 推出的 Le Goûter, 是个轻松的法式趣味下午茶。

不是美食家吗? 那 Man Tao 酒吧绝对适合您。

Man Tao, 一家设在酒店顶楼的泳池酒吧, 能让您观缆吉隆坡塔的怡人景色。这酒吧也是一个时尚聚点,可让您在沉浸于舒缓的乐曲中,享用着手中的饮料,并欣赏着那迷人的夕阳晚霞。

为何不松懈一下,享用自己的个人时间,或者与您的亲人饮用喜爱的饮料,一起眺望着吉隆坡辽阔的天际线呢?

还有什么理由让您不爱上Hotel Stripes 呢?  来吧, 来发掘您未体验过的经历吧!

Bahasa Malay

Adakah hidup yang sibuk membebankan anda ? Adakan anda berharap tempat pengistiharat yang menarik di mana jejak hidup dilambatkan dan anda bergabung diri dengan sekeliling? Inilah tempat di seberang tembak.

Lokasi di Kuala Lumpur, dalam komuniti Jalan Kamunting, Hotel Stripes adalah tempat yang diminati – ditubuhkan tersendiri malahan gaya kota dengan pelbagai anehan.

Anda akan menikmati Budaya ,seni dan sejarah dalam Kebudayaan Asia yang berusia lama, dengan dua puluh dua buah 1940-an kedai-kedai, kehidupan malam yang dinamik, kedai kafe, Galeri Seni, dan penubuhan unik. Bandar ini ialah gabungan antara lama dengan baru, dan tempat pelancongan menyenangkan minda dan jiwa.

Hotel Stripes, hotel koleksi Autograph yang kedua di Kuala Lumpur. Yang pertama ialah Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur, hotel klasik YTL – membawa idea yang lain bagi lancong. Selepas terdedah kepada sejarah dan warisan dari Jalan Kemunting, Hotel Stripes membekalkan pengalaman tempatan , di sampingnya pengembaraan. Berbeza dengan pelancongan konvensional,Hotel Stripes menukarkan anda menjadi orang tempatan dengan pelbagai jenis aktiviti yang merangsang jiwa.

Namun, tidak merasa ingin meneroka? Usah risau! Setelah menjejah langkah ke dalam hotel yang mempunyai 184 bilik, elegan dan bergaya, anda dilangani sebagai tetamu.

Menikmati di dalam restoran sepanjang hari, The Snug, untuk menjamu selera dengan minuman ( atau minuman kafeine untuk menyegarkan minda ) . Atau Restoran Gaya Francis, Brasserie 25 . Menikmati santapan yang enak, berada dalam atmosfera yang menenangkan hati. Sesama pekelilingan bersejarah, Brasserie 25  menyampaikan gaya desa dengan anjungan bata merah, lampu sputnik kuprum abad pertengahan dan lantai kayu gelap. Ingin makanan ringan? Dipersilakan datang waktu petang , Brasserie menyediakan Le Go^uter- set minuman teh bersama dengan twist perancis.

Bukannya peminat makan? Bar Man Tao adalah disediakan untuk anda.

Memandang pemandangan yang indah KL Tower,Man Tao, bar kolam atas bumbung- ialah spot bergaya untuk menikmati minuman, dengan temanan music merdu, dan melihat matahari terbenam.

Kenapa tidak beristiharat , relaks dan menikmati masa tersendiri, atau dengan kekasih , semasa memandang pemandangan kaki langit Kuala Lumpur, menikmati minuman yang disukai?

Apa yang membatas dari menyukai Hotel Stripes KL? Marilah menerokai !

Top Recommended Chinese Restaurant Johor Bahru: Wan Li (Renaissance Hotel)

Looking for a place to have a grand celebration at? Planning for an important business meeting? Or simply looking to have a satisfying family dinner, at a location where even your pickiest relatives won’t make a sound? Well, look no further, because Wan Li Chinese Restaurant has got you covered.

Located in the Renaissance Hotel Johor Baru, this Cantonese fine-dining restaurant is the ideal location for almost any event that you can think of! And don’t be fooled by the luxurious setting – the food, surprisingly, comes at an extremely affordable pricing for a fine-dining meal.

For a most affordable price, you can truly, really have the FEAST of your life.  The following package is available at only around RM$300 per pax.  Gasp!  Is there a better deal in this whole world?

Wan Li Five Combination Deluxe Lobster Platter Platter

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Double boiled Village Chicken Soup with American Ginseng

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Roasted Crispy Mango Peking Duck with Traditional Condiments

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Salted Baked Village Chicken

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Crisp-fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Teriyaki Sauce

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Chef’s Signature oil poached Pontian Pomfret with superior sauce

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Seared King Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce

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Signature Wasabi Prawns with Fresh Mango

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Fried Organic Red Rice with Pine Nuts, Chicken and Mixed Vegetables

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Cantonese Style Seafood Hor Fun

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Steamed Shanghai “Xiao Long Bao”

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Baked Barbeque Chicken Puff

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Superior Har Kao with Water Chestnut

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Steamed Barbeque Chicken Buns

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Chilled Mango Puree with Pomelo serves with Golden Custard Bun

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Chinese Tea

And before you ask, yes, the food’s pretty good, too!

One of the restaurant’s highlights would definitely be their Double-Boiled Ginseng Soup with Village Chicken.  The village chicken, having gone through the process of double-boiling, was absolutely tender and melted in our mouths. The soup itself contained various other nutritious ingredients and was fragrant, wholesome, and tasty to the core. 10/10 would recommend this when you drop by this restaurant.

Did you know that Wan Li serves up a variety of fresh seafood as well? A seafood dish is a must-have when you’re here, and our pick of the day was the Crisp-Fried Fillet of Cod Fish with Fragrant Garlic and Superior Soy Broth. The flesh itself was sweet and firm, owing to its state of freshness. Along with the savory and flavourful soy broth, this dish impressed us with its intricate harmony of tastes.

And, of course, how can we miss out the desserts? Starting with the Chilled Mango Puree & Pomelo, this dish impressed us with its mango-y goodness. One bite in and you can already tell how pure the puree is! None of that diluted, tasteless stuff that we so often get. The refreshing pomelo bits did a great job in balancing out the concentrated, tangy flavours of the mango as well. A match made in heaven, if you ask me.

Last but not least, a trip to any dim sum restaurant would be incomplete without some salted egg yolk buns. Aptly named the Golden Custard Bun, is it too much to say that even this common dish managed to impress us by quite a bit? Nestled within the freshly steamed bun, the salted egg yolk custard was just the right mix of savoury and sweet. Its consistency was just right as well – not too runny, not too solid, something that so many others seem to not quite get. Needless to say, Wan Li has got it down to the tee.

It was a wonderful afternoon at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant, what’s with all that goodness frolicking in our mouths. It’s definitely a place to check out if you ever want to get some superb Cantonese food, so drop by soon when that craving hits!

Top Recommended Cafe Johor Bahru: Miyakori Cafe (City Square)

Looking for a cute café to take a break while shopping and exploring Johor Bahru? If you’re anywhere near the vicinity of City Square Shopping Mall, Miyakori Café is a perfect fit. This second outlet is a white, nicely furbished, clean cafe offers a variety of pastries and cakes, as well as coffee and tea.

Having tried their Kuromitsu Coffee (RM 13.90) with adorable latte art, it pairs well the selection of desserts the café has to offer, like the Cotton Cheese Cake (RM 13.90). Light, fluffy, and soft – perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Visit them at:

Miyakori Café 
Address:
City Square Johor Bahru
Address:
Lot J5-10 Level 5 106-108,
Jalan Wong Ah Fook,
80000 Johor Bahru

Top Recommended Restaurant Johor Bahru: JJ Wine and Tapas

Founded in 2014, JJ Wine & Tapas Bar is renowned amongst liquor lovers in Taman Pelangi Malaysia.  The bar serves top wines and beer and is one of the leading liquor distributors for top wines, beers and liquor products. JJ Wine & Tapas Bar is also stocked with an impressive display of bottles of all kinds of liquors from wall to wall, making it an excellent place to entertain clients with its unique interior design.

Within the spacious shop lots of its premises, which occupy two shop lots at Jalan Pingai in Taman Pelangi, the bar also acts as a showroom that serves great food to its patrons. Customers are able to select delicious servings of food from JJ’s dining menu to complement their drinks in its main dining or drinking room. Most notably, JJ’s Char Grilled New Zealand Lamb Cutlets is a dish worth every inch of its price.

Priced at RM48++, JJ’s NZ lamb cutlet is grilled to medium doneness, with an added topping of dribbled cherry sauce. JJ’s NZ lamb cutlet is both succulent and tender with a slight zesty sweet citrusy flavour. The meat is both juicy and tender, giving out a hint of slight smokiness in its taste from its crisped surface. At the same time, its meat juices are naturally sweet with flavours boasting of a subtle gaminess in the edges of the lamb’s fat.

Apart from its lamb cutlet, there are also many other sumptuous dishes to enjoy with your drinks. So what are you waiting for? JJ’s Wine & Tapas Bar is a place worth your consideration for your special dates like Valentines, anniversaries or celebrations. Don’t hesitate on the opportunity to treat yourself and your friends to one of the top ranges of wines and liquor in Johor.

JJ’s Wine & Tapas Bar is located as follows:

Restaurant name: JJ Wine & Tapas Bar
Address: 58, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +607 331 5461 | +6016 733 4737 (Whatsapp)
Hours: 11:00am to 2:00am | Dinner is served 5:00pm to 12:00 midnight

Non-Halal.

Top Recommended Cafe: Maco cafe and Bakery, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Sutera Utama

Maco Café: Your home away from home

Have you been too busy to prepare a good, home-cooked meal lately? Perhaps you’ve been travelling extensively and have had little time to grab more than a sandwich on your way to your next meeting. Or perhaps you’ve been feeling a bit glum, and are looking for some pick-me-up food to warm your stomach and your heart?

You need not look too hard because Maco Café offers you the chance to do all these – and more – with its wide selection of food and drink that takes you right back to the comfort of your own home.

One of the must-try items is Maco’s signature chicken chops, made from choice slices of chicken thigh that is first baked, then pan-seared, and served with mouth-watering mushroom and peppercorn sauce.

Got a sweet tooth? The Mille crepe cakes are one of the café’s best-selling desserts, and the light, fluffy cream within these layered concoctions are crisp and delicious without overwhelming the palate.

These are just a few of Maco’s tasty treats that will surely remind you of your mom’s comfort cooking. The variety of menu items from satisfying soups to pipping hot pasta to energizing sandwiches will surely give you a taste of home – whatever that may be for you.

What is the secret to all the yummy goodness in the food served at Maco Café? Chef Maco himself makes sure that each dish is created to perfection, using his decade-long experience serving up food and pastries in the best hotels in Singapore, and marrying that with his desire to serve the best food – even the ordinary, ‘everyday’ kind that you can find at home. His goal is to ensure that your every bite will delight.

So the next time you are looking for a taste of home, drop by Maco Café. Maco Café offers a full cafe menu from appetisers, mains, desserts to hot and cold beverages.

Address: 65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 7-556 8490

Hours: Monday to Friday 12:30-11:00 (10:30 Last Order) | Saturday 11:00-12:30 (12:00 Last Order) | Sunday 11:00-11:00 (10:30 Last Order)

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert


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