Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu: 3 Days 2 Nights Staycation

Feature Article (March 2019)
Written by @Joehairie and photos by @Lan

Offering a total of 320 spacious guestrooms, Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu is a 4-star full facility accommodation and is located in the district of Putatan. The hotel is 15 minutes drive to Kota Kinabalu City Center and 5 minutes to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA). We were privileged to stay at this comfortable and well appointed hotel. This is our 3 days and 2 nights staycation at Pan Borneo Hotel Kota Kinabalu; our honest review.

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The 2019 Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Classic : Awards Dinner and Auction Night

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Credit: Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Caring For People Through The Game Of Golf

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Savouring The Best of Brunei Satay House @ Indah Permai, Sepanggar

Written by @Joehairie

For its impeccable Satay and Ambuyat, curiostraveller.com listed Brunei Satay House, Indah Permai  in Malaysia Delicious 100 2017/2018; making it as one of the 100 must-visit restaurants in Malaysia. 

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Lobby Lounge at Conrad Hong Kong Partners with Valrhona in a New Cacao-forward Afternoon Tea

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Published for Conrad Hong Kong

The sweet items offer guests a degustation of various Grands Crus chocolates from Valrhona, turned into beautiful, sumptuous desserts.

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The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s Wedding Fair 2019

Written by @Joehairie
Published for The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu

3rd Wedding Showcase (held annually) with Wedding Specialists and Special Offers!

The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu’s Wedding Fair 2019 is happening for three days in a row from 1st to 3rd March 2019. Held at the Palace Ballroom on level 6, the wedding showcase is open to the public and features wedding specialists from the hotel itself as well as participating vendors.

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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Fetes Supportive Clients In A Night Of ‘DENIM & DIAMONDS’

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Photos by @YatieOwner
For Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu organized its Appreciation Night on 22 February 2019, attended by its supportive clients, friends and acquaintances from Government, Corporate, Travel Agents, Online Travel Agents, Print Media and Media Influencers.

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Discover The Fun in Bz Bee Bunch Kids Club at Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Written by @Joehairie

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu recently launched Bz Bee Bunch Kids Club. Registration is free and members will be able to enjoy the many benefits which include 10% discount on buffet spread as well as participating in monthly fun activities.

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A Day of Silence at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

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For Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

Nyepi Day is one of the days we always look forward to every year and this year falls on 7 March 2019. It’s also known as Silent Day to re­ect the Balinese New Year calendar. You can be witness to the peace that embraces the island by joining a series of activities while you are at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.

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dusitD2 Nairobi begins work towards reopening

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Published for Dusit International and dusitD2 Nairobi

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has announced it will reopen the dusitD2 Nairobi hotel at the heart of the 14 Riverside complex as an act of solidarity with the local community following the tragic events which recently took place at the complex.

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Hong Kong Tourism Board Steps Up Initiatives to attract Muslim Travelers

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Published for Hong Kong Tourism Board
Featured image: Mufti Muhammad Arshad, Chief Imam of Hong Kong, The Incorporated Trustees of The Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong

From left: Raymond Chan, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Tourism Board; Fazal Bahardeen, Founder & CEO, Crescentrating; Mufti Muhammad Arshad, Chief Imam of Hong Kong, The Incorporated Trustees of The Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong

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Celebrating Auspicious Beginnings At Sutera Harbour Resort

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Published for Sutera Harbour Resort

Lion Dance

Sutera Harbour Resort hosted a ‘Fa Cai Gathering’ dinner for its guests and members of the media on 28 January 2019. Among the activities were a grand toss on the longest platter of Yee Sang, LED Dragon Dance performances and special lucky draw prizes.

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Chinese New Year Offerings At Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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Published for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu introduced its selections of festive offerings featuring delectable spread of buffets, prosperity Yee Sang, Dim Sum buffets and sweet Chinese New Year goodies.

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Journey into the Year of Blooming Abundance with Hilton Kota Kinabalu

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Published for Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Usher in this Chinese New Year filled with an abundance of prosperity

This Chinese New Year, Hilton Kota Kinabalu introduces its selection of Chinese delights and delectable dine-in menus. Themed the “Year of Blooming Abundance”, Hilton Kota Kinabalu will be bringing guests on a gastronomical journey like no other.

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72 hours in Hong Kong to welcome the Lunar New Year

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Published for Hong Kong Tourism Board
Experience the dynamic Asia’s world city at its liveliest
(Featured image: A fireworks display is staged above Victoria Harbour on the second day of Chinese New Year)

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Exploring Seongsan Ilchulbong: A UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site

Written by @Joehairie

Yes, it was strenuous ascent up to the peak but it was worth it. Steep zigzag staircase, multiple stops for us, while the elders seemed to move at a faster pace than us. Our guide told us it will take about 25-30 minutes to reach the peak. We took 40 minutes to reach the very top, famously known as ‘Sunrise Peak’; official name, Seongsan Ilchulbong, one of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

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Maison Glad Jeju @ Jeju-si, South Korea

Written by @Joehairie

Maison Glad Jeju is a 5-Star Tourist Hotel (Grade 1) with 457 rooms including 56 luxurious suites. Strategically  located in the city center, guests will have access to Yeongdong Street Pedestrian mall (formerly known as Baojian Street). We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as we needed to explore the northern (Jeju City) and eastern part (Seongsan Ilchulbong) of Jeju Island.

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Plaza Premium Lounge (Next to Aerotel Kuala Lumpur, gateway@klia2)

Written by @Joehairie 
As seen and experienced by us while in transit at klia2

We arrived from Jeju Island (read our amazing experience in Jeju HERE) and we had to transit at klia2, waiting for our connecting flight to Kota Kinabalu. We cleared immigration and headed to Level 2M, gateway@klia2 where the new Plaza Premium Lounge is located (next to Aerotel).

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5 tips for getting an authentic travel experience

Blogged by @Joehairie
(Featured image: Source)

Travelling around the world is such an inspiring and exciting thing to do, but modern technology means that we can miss out on the authentic experience nowadays. How many travellers do you see Googling where to eat or taking selfies at every opportunity? If you want to take it back to basics then here are some tips for getting an authentic travel experience.

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