Friday, June 12, 2015

Hong Kong Stay at Marriott Courtyard Sha Tin

We stayed at Hong Kong Marriott Courtyard Sha Tin for the first two days.

The hotel was away from the busy and buzzing city and the only nearest mall was the New Town Plaza which was around 10 minutes taxi ride.

I like the serenity of the environment.
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin

Our standard room.
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin

Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin

JBL speakers in the room but not for my iPhone 6 plus.
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin

Free shuttle bus service to shopping areas like Tsim Sha Tsui and Kowloon.
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin

The service at Marriott was excellent. We were offered complimentary access to the Executive lounge on the 30th floor.
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin Executive Lounge

Excellent food and drinks! There is also free flow of cocktail and wine!
Marriott Courtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin Executive Lounge

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

We dropped by the Hakka Park Scenic Spot. It is another popular holiday resort in Meizhou.
Hakka Park Scenic Sport, Meizhou

Here is the map of the park.
Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

Amazing sculptures of Buddha.
Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

This is actually the hotel.
Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

More buildings, Hakka styled.
Hakka Park Scenic Spot, Meizhou

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mei County - Yearning Tea Plantation

During Chinese New Year, I had the chance to travel to Yanyang Town of Meixian County for a short holiday.

Here is the refreshing wonderful view of the tea plantation.
Tea Plantation

We stayed at the villas inside Yearning Vacation Village. This is the area in our room where we can sit together to sip Chinese tea.
Yearning Vacation Village Villa

The hotel lobby building is round, looking a-like to those traditional Hakka round houses. This is in fact the dining area and hotel lobby.
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Beautiful flowers and trees inside the vacation village.
SAM_1368

SAM_1380

Customers enjoying tea and appreciating the beautiful scenery.
Tea House

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Urban Retreat - Pricey Thai Massage but Excellent

Urban Retreat is conveniently located opposite Terminal 21. It is just opposite across the road.

I consider it as one of the more expensive massage in Bangkok. However, they offer excellent massage services. The old lady that provided my massage service applied enough strength and pressure. My muscles and joints were well loosen and you feel relaxed after the massage.

You have to make advance booking via their website before arrival. It seems that Urban Retreat is also quite popular with Singaporeans and tourists.

I tried the Oriental Massage package which includes
40 min Foot Massage
10 min Head and Shoulder Massage
70 min Thai Massage with Herbal Compress Balls

Urban Retreat - Massage

Urban Retreat
http://www.urbanretreatspa.net/

Bangkok Terminal 21 - Shopping Mall

Bangkok Terminal is a modern lifestyle mall. Here, you can find gifts, clothings, accessories, toys, home decor and much more. I feel this mall is targeted for the more younger crowd.

Every floor of the mall, you can find a different theme. From New York, London, Japan to Istanbul styled theme etc.

Istanbul style lightings
Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 Bangkok

There is no lack of variety of restaurants here.
Cafe Fish @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Tony Roma's @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Piri Piri Flaming Chicken @ Terminal 21

Fuji Japanese Restaurant @ Terminal 21

Swensen @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Mr Jones @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Blue Duck @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Ootoya @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Crespe @ Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
Location: Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 19 and 21)
MRT: Sukhumvit
BTS: Asok (direct access via Skywalk)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bangkok Getaway Day 1 Dinner - Siam Paragon Thai Bistro (14th Jan to 18th Jan 2015)

Dinner was at Thai Bistro.

Thai Bistro serves a fusion between Thai and Chinese stir fried food.
Siam Paragon - Thai Bistro

Green Papaya salad.
Siam Paragon - Thai Bistro

No, this is not our Kang Kong. It is called Morning Glory.
Siam Paragon - Thai Bistro

Soft Shell Crab.
Siam Paragon - Thai Bistro

Tom Yum Goong. You cannot find a similar taste elsewhere.
Siam Paragon - Thai Bistro

Bangkok Getaway - Siam Paragon Head or Tails (14th Jan to 18th Jan 2015)

Head of Tails is one of my favorite cafe in Bangkok.

The toast with taro paste is one of my favorite. It is unique as so far I have not seen other places selling this.
Siam Paragon - Head or Tails

Siam Paragon - Head or Tails

Excellent freshly brewed coffee.
Siam Paragon - Head or Tails

Bangkok Getaway - Day 1 Arrival at Princess Pathumwan (14th Jan to 18th Jan 2015)

I went for a short getaway trip to Bangkok.

I booked the Hotel Suite in Princess Pathumwan at a promotional price of $148++ per night. I choose Princess Pathumwan because it is conveniently situated beside MBK (Ma Boon Khrong) shopping mall.

The room was clean and spacious.
Princess Pathumwan

The toilet/bathroom space is almost as spacious as the room.
Princess Pathumwan

Bath tub to soak your feet after a tired day.
Princess Pathumwan

We had lunch at MK Restaurant located on the 6th floor of MBK (Ma Boon Khrong).
MK Restaurant

Full of healthy vegetables.
MK Restaurant

The famous MK roast duck. Tender and juicy.
MK Roast Duck
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