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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu presented Raya Cake to Sabah Head of State

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At the recent Hari Raya cake presentation held at the State Palace, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu’s Pastry Chef, Ismail Saidin presented a 50-kilogram butter cake that resembles the preparation for the Hari Raya celebration to Head of State Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin and his wife, Toh Puan Datin Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Datuk R.M Jasni. All items on the cake are edible and beautifully crafted with white chocolate and sugar. Chef Ismail dedicated his time and spent only a week to complete the cake with the help of his assistant.

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Unique 3D Giant Cake – Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s (UMS) Pink Mosque for Tun’s & Toh Puan’s Raya Celebration

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(L-R) : Promenade Hotel KK’s Pastry Sous Chef Micheal Kong, Toh Puan Datin Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Datuk R.M Jasni, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin, Hafizan Wong-Promenade Hotel KK General Manager and Anita Chung-Group Director of Sales & Marketing

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah… 20th June 2017. Tuan Yang Terutama (TYT) Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin and wife – Yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Datin Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Datuk R.M Jasni was presented with a 98 kg edible Vanilla Butter Cake in the form of a Unique 3D Giant Cake based on Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s (UMS) Pink Mosque design in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Festive celebration.

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Sutera Harbour Resort Presents Mosque-Shaped Raya Cake To Sabah’s Head Of State

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The Head of State, His Excellency Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Dr.Haji Juhar Bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin (5th left) and his consort Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Norlidah Binti Tan Sri Datuk R.M Jasni pose with the Sutera Harbour Resort Team representatives at the Hari Raya Cake presentation ceremony held at the State Palace. 

SUTERA HARBOUR RESORT, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia – 20 June 2017 – Exactly five days, it took Chef Pritchard Ligadu and his assistants to whip up an enormous chocolate fudge cake replica of the newly open Tun Juhar’s Mosque in Sukau, to mark Hari Raya celebrations.

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Presents Kurma Cake to Sabah Head of State

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20 June 2017 – Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu today presented Sabah Head of State TYT Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Juhar Hj Mahiruddin with a Hari Raya cake on the occasion of the coming Raya Celebration.  The presentation ceremony took place at the State Palace with Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu team led by General Manager Rachael Harman.

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Serawa Labu Manis by Alisa Roslan (The first Ratu Empayar Sajian NESTUM®) : Recipe for your Iftar or during Raya Aidilfitri!

Credit to/Courtesy of Nestlé Malaysia and Alisa Roslan

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About a month ago, Alisa Roslan was crowned as the first Ratu Empayar Sajian NESTUM® after a thrilling finale cook-off with four other finalists at Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. She cooked traditional pumpkin dessert soup with coconut milk, brown sugar, pandan and NESTUM®. That particular dessert made her the winner of the competition. We’re happy to share with you all her creation, a dessert named as Serawa Labu Manis.

To read more about the competition, click HERE

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A’S Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu : As we see it

Written by @Lan 
(Photos by curiostraveller.com and credited source)

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Thought of the day-” To become successful and outstanding at something, we don’t have to come up with something new; we need only find ways of doing it better.”- Earl Nightingale

Weeks ago, we read about Alif Satar opening up a new Cafe in Kota Kinabalu. We did discuss about the possibility of visiting. We did not go, until recently. We searched high and low for some information about A’S Cafe. With minimum information, we contacted Mukhriz (the Manager) and told him that we’re coming. We’re about to visit a cafe that we know very little about. We initially did not have any expectation or even ably to imagine the outcome. Nothing. We went and this is how we saw and experienced things at A’S Cafe.

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Our Sungkai experience @ Garage Kafe, Kota Kinabalu

Written by @joehairie 
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Thought of the day-“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is a cafe located on the roadside, not belonging to any of 5 star properties. We were here twice, this is our third visit. We’re here to break fast or to have our Iftar. Yes, we were invited but as most have known already, we are two stubborn writers. We do stick to our honest opinions and we write things, as we see it, not by what others have seen. This is Garage Kafe, a cafe that is increasingly becoming quite popular among diners in Kota Kinabalu city. Our break fast session at Garage Kafe was one of the best Sungkai in Ramadhan Month 2017.

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Ramadan Buffet Dinner @ Dreamtel Cafe, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu : Our Photo Gallery

Written by @Lan 
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Thought of the day-” Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”-Warren Buffet

We recently had our Iftar at Dreamtel Cafe, Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu. This hotel is located in the city center, next to Padang Bandaran. The buffet price is RM60 nett per adult and RM30 nett per child. We do think that the price is reasonable and we recommend this place for your next Iftar. Do note that the Ramadan Buffet Dinner is from 2 June 2017 to 18 June 2017 only, on weekends (Friday to Saturday). This week is their final week for the Ramadan Buffet Dinner therefore we do encourage you to start making reservations. To give you an idea about how the buffet looks like, here is our Photo Gallery so that you can  familiarize yourself with the buffet presentation.

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Memorable Ramadan Evening @ Tanjung Ria Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu : The Concoction of Food Quality and Dining Satisfaction

Written by @Lan 
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Thought of the day-“What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant and colorful.”-Joshua Foer

It’s not one particular restaurant that is mega in size. Here, size does not matter and so is the food quantity. What matter most is the overall quality of food that are presented on the buffet spread. For them, it’s all about Food that are Thoughtfully Sourced and Carefully Served. We wrote this article based on the thoughts of consumers and not writers. That one particular evening, we became that genuine diners, observing and tasting great foods that were served for Buka Puasa/Iftar diners at Tanjung Ria Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. It’s one memorable Iftar mainly because we were able to taste the real flavors in the food that we ate. The great dining experience was about that concoction of Food Quality and Dining Satisfaction.

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Children Of Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Hikmah Enjoy Break Fast At Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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KOTA KINABALU, SABAH – To celebrate the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu hosted an annual breaking of fast dinner for children from Madrasah Tahfiz Darul Hikmah, Kg Delima Melayu Sepanggar yesterday evening.

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60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas for 2017 :Sabah & Sarawak, Malaysia

List compiled by @joehairie

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As mentioned in our previous article (LINK), we will be listing 60 Ideas for your Sungkai/Iftar during Ramadhan Month 2017. We will list 60 places/eateries/food ideas, available across Sabah and Sarawak in order to give a guidance for Iftar or Sungkai seekers. We do hope that such list will help all of you in getting the best idea for your next Iftar/Sungkai. Wherever you are (during Ramadhan Month 2017) in Sabah/Sarawak major cities/towns, worry not, as you can count on this list to search for the best place for your Sungkai/Sungkei/Iftar.

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Buffet Sungkai @ Promenade Cafe, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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At Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu, the popular Buffet Sungkai continues at Promenade Cafe with over 200 lavish Ramadan dishes on top of the existing International Buffet Dinner spread featuring 3 signature dishes Ala Promenade namely.. ‘Nasi Panggang’, ‘Kari Ayam Durian & Keju’ and Malabar Sos Udang Harimau’ at RM148nett per person.

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Promenade Hotels & Resort Hosted “Buka Puasa” with Orphans and Members of the Media

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RAY residents receiving ‘Duit Raya’ and Aromatherapy Soap by Nizo Soap from Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s General Manager-Mr.Hafizan Wong, Promenade Hotels Group Director of Sales & Marketing-Ms.Anita Chung and Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sales Manager-Mr.PG Mohd Khairul Anwar

Bintulu, SARAWAK; Kota Kinabalu & Tawau, SABAH – June 2, 2017. Promenade Hotel Bintulu, Promenade Kota Kinabalu & Promenade Hotel Tawau ushered in Ramadan Al-Mubarak within a span of 1 week by hosting “Majlis Berbuka Puasa” with members of media fraternity based in Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau respectively to signify the essence and true spirit of peace, forgiveness and togetherness at the forefront of this piety month of Ramadan.

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15 Reasons why you should have Iftar @ Selera Kampung, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

Written by @Lan 
(Photos/Videos by curiostraveller.com and Terrance Terry Labansing)

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Yes, we will be honest. We were invited to see what Selera Kampung has to offer to Iftar Diners. However, we were there, just the two of us, without supervision from any of the Hotel’s staff. We were given the liberty to judge for ourselves whether this particular Selera Kampung is great for Iftar Diners. We wrote this article without any influence from the hotel’s management. We came to a firm conclusion that Selera Kampung @ Sutera Harbour is the place for you to come and have Iftar. Here are 15 reasons to justify our findings (as to why you should have Iftar @ Selera Kampung: The Pacific Sutera Hotel’s Ballroom, Sutera Harbour).

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Bazaar Ramadhan At Latest Recipe Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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“Ramadhan is a wonderful example of how we Malaysians come together at every occasion, whilst respectful of each other’s’ religions, beliefs and practices. At Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu we are pleased to showcase this harmony and heritage through the sheer variety of dishes and cuisines at Latest Recipe and to share that with our diners and guests from other countries.  On behalf of the management and associates of our hotel, I take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim guests ‘Selamat Berpuasa’.”-Pavin Ravindran, Director of Food & Beverage

Kota Kinabalu, 27 May 2017 – Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu’s Bazaar Ramadhan, the city’s best-loved and most renowned Berbuka Puasa buffet, continues to engage diners with the introduction of a new perspective at Latest Recipe, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant.

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Our Iftar Experience @ Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 : Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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That particular Briyani Gam station caught our attention. It’s that first impression that matters. Big whole Lamb with Briyani Rice were indeed the stars here, at least for us. It’s our first Iftar experience outside home this year. A dining experience that we will cherish for a very long time as the dishes were just amazing in numbers, taste and presentation. This is our Iftar experience at the famous Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 at Latest Recipe, by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

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