“If you ask me, I would tell you that this place was comfortably… fun.”
I wasn’t too enthusiastic to visit JB town initially, but given as an assignment, I had to. And, I am going to tell you it’s a place to go, especially with young children!
Though the location wasn’t far from the Tuas second link exit, I decided to book the bus coach instead of self driving, at least I would be in a group along the way. And my plan was to return only the next day after an overnight stay at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour.
“Vacation is about fun & food. When food is not a good enough option, look out for fun, most out of all!”
Revisiting Club Med Bintan Ria was my wish, and I just did, after 8 years. It was done with my two children, this time. I had something to say… Yea, once lauded Club Med Bintan in my old posts (year 2008) as one of the best all-inclusive resorts that served plentiful great food, I felt the obligation to pen down the latest experience of my most recent visit there.
As a foodie alike, my emphasis was always on the food. Food? Yes, food. There were only two restaurants serving their guests now. First, the main buffet restaurant, The Waterfall, was where we had all 3 meals a day throughout the stay, it had nothing much for me to shout about.
“The perfect roast right in the city, of Hong Kong.”
As I was busy reviewing my old posts including those HK food posts, realized that I had not been sharing any new (and old) findings of my holiday trips in the last couple of years.
Yes, looking back on the photos, I found so many of those delicious food and eating places we had tried in Hong Kong. Kam’s Roast Goose was one of them.
This up and coming roast goose shop, Kam’s Roast Goose, was one of the top eating places in our travel itineraries. Though Kam’s was founded by one of the grandsons of the original founder of the iconic Yung Kee’s (鏞記), they did not adopt the same old formal elegant style, but a more approaching dining atmosphere. Kam’s seemed like a place you would think of anytime to settle for a quick hearty roast meal.
“Hotel stay here, good or bad for your vacation stay?”
In case you wish to know which hotel we stayed in Malacca, here’s the pretty new Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, we did.
The interior of the hotel as well as its rooms was elegant, spacious and looked classy, with a reasonable room rate offered. There is also a large balcony in each guest room, for a view or breeze.
Bed was comfortable, and there is a 2-seater sofa as well as ‘see-through’ bath provided in the room. Not all guest rooms come with straight sofa seats, my parents’ room had the curvy seats which are unfit to lay flat down overnight. The hotel provides extra bedding at a reasonable rate, if third guest requires it. However, it’s really not necessary to pay for an extra bed for your young toddler who usually co-sleeps with you, even though the hotel booking websites stated so, as one of their terms & conditions.
“Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2010 – Have you eaten any mooncake yet?”
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the important festivals for Chinese. In Singapore, the main festive food to celebrate Mid-Autumn is the mooncake and you could probably see stores selling varieties of mooncake way before the actual day.
As a festive food craze, I loved mooncakes very much! Yes, I would eat at least 1 mini sized or half the regular mooncake every other day once the mooncakes were available in the market.