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AirAsia

AirAsia Bags Two Honours At World Travel Awards Grand Final

AirAsia is the first in Southeast Asia to operate the Airbus A320neo

AirAsia flies direct from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang, Laos

AirAsia X 3 Days Flash Sale

Getting to Sandakan is now made easier by AirAsia (An article in Our Travel Journal)

Perform Self Check-In While travelling from the LCCHub@Klia2 and receive 100 AirAsia BIG Points

Savour the taste of royalty : Introduction of Special Deepavali Meals on board AirAsia & AirAsia X Flights

AIRPORT LOUNGES

Plaza Premium Lounge Kota Kinabalu International Airport (Domestic Departures)

Plaza Premium Lounge Gateway @ KLIA2

ARTICLES/CONTRIBUTIONS/GALLERY

Delicate People of an Elegant State: Sabah-“Land Below The Wind” by @mizakl

Down Memory Lane-Life in Kampung Mandurian, Pitas by Angelina

Get Things For Free and Get Paid While Travelling: Be A Mystery Shopper

Into The Wild @ Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu- Written by Evon Foo

Jambatan Tamparuli: The Journey On The Shaky Bridge To The Other Side -Written by @joehairie 

Sabah: As I See It -Written by @haralhaj

Spending on Experiences make people happier by Sil (wanderlust.tripovo.com)

That moment (during travel) when we had to deal with street beggars..who’s exploiting who?

The Amazing Garuda Indonesia Flight Attendants: Kind Hearted Vera & Ninik

The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 1 by @haralhaj (Theme: Nature)

The Beauty Of Sabah: Showcase Gallery 2 by @haralhaj (Theme: Friendship)

The Qualities that we look for in reviewing a Hotel/Resort  (@curiostraveller)

Troubles In Paradise…My Story About Sabah by @mizakl

When Travel Writing is not only about landscapes & activities : The locals behind best shot photos by Lan

CHICKEN RICE SHOP MALAYSIA

Family Bonding @ The Chicken Rice Shop, Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Satay Chicken with Sayur Lodeh @ Chicken Rice Shop

Takhrai Chicken by The Chicken Rice Shop Malaysia

CULTURE

Cukur Jambul-Malay Rite of Passage @ Remimi’s Residence: Kg Ketiau Putatan, Sabah

Gaelic Girls Irish Dance Troupe @ Sabah International Folklore Festival 2016

Malaysia Craft Promotion @ Center Point, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah International Folklore Festival 2016 

Tadau Ka’amatan (Harvest Festival) 2016 @ KDCA Penampang

Tamu-Tamu Collective @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The 23rd Regatta Lepa @ Semporna, Sabah

Unduk Ngadau 2016:Is she the next Huminodun or a Beauty Queen for 365 days

Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives ( Part 1)

Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives ( Part 2)

Unduk Ngadau 2016: Districts Representatives ( Part 3)

Unduk Ngadau Pesta Kaamatan: The Legend

Unduk Ngadau Winners 1960-1990

Unduk Ngadau Winners 1991-2015

When the Ghosts ‘Rusod’ Stole the show @ Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF) 2016

EVENTS

Sabah Fest 2016-curiostraveller.com Introduction ‘Note’

Sabah Fest 2016- Part 1 (Handicraft Showcase/Traditional Food)

Sabah Food Awards: A great event by SabahEats-Mass Recognition for the Winners!

SH7KRun-The Biggest Charity Run @ Kota Kinabalu

SH7KRun 16th Sutera Harbour 7K Charity Run 2016 @ Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu: Part 1

SH7KRun 16th Sutera Harbour 7K Charity Run 2016 @ Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu: Part 2

SH7KRun 16th Sutera Harbour 7K Charity Run 2016 @ Sutera Harbour Kota Kinabalu: Part 3

Sunset Music Fest 2016 @ Kudat, Sabah

FOOD REVIEW/RESTAURANTS (Stand Alone)

Cycle 1 (2015-23 June 2016)

Only establishment scoring 8 points above (out of 10) were highlighted in this blog. We want to give the best dining options for our readers/follower. 

Berbuka Puasa Buffet Dinner @ Dreamtel Cafe, Kota Kinabalu

Big B Cafe @ Taman Indah Permai,Manggatal, Kota Kinabalu

Blueberry Kitchen Cake House @ Putatan

Breeze Weekend Fiesta @ Breeze Beach Club: The Pacific Sutera Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Brunei Satay House III @ Taman Indah Permai, Sepanggar 

Buka Puasa Feast at Tanjung Ria Kitchen @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Cafe 5 @ Hotel N°5  Kota Kinabalu

Diner Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Dreamtel Cafe @ Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Garage Kafe @ Penampang Bypass

Hard Rock Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Krishna’s Fish Head Curry House @Plaza Grand Millenium, Kota Kinabalu 

Kungfu Ramen: Halal Certified Chinese Restaurant @Kota Kinabalu

Kuzine Cafe & Catering @ Kota Kinabalu 

Lucy’s Kitchen @ Imago Times Square Kota Kinabalu

Mashawi Grill @ Kota Kinabalu: A Taste Of The Middle East

Mosaic @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Nasi Kukus Ayam Kerisik @ Zen Kitchen, Grace Park Sembulan (This shop ceased operation)

Ramadhan Buffet 2016 @ Latest Recipe : Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Relax Coffee Cafe’, Manggatal Plaza, Kota Kinabalu

RM5 Lamb Chops in Kota Kinabalu? Check it Out @ Warisan Sitaning Cafe

Seafood Fest @ Seri 3 Rasa-Segama Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu

Sharikat Biru-Biru Cafe and Bar-Trendy and Hipster

Sky Blu Bar @ Grandis Hotel, Kota Kinabalu

Tavern Kitchen & Bar @ IMAGO Shopping Mall

The Burger Bakar Borneo Restaurant @ Alamesra Kota Kinabalu

Cycle 2 (24 June 2016-30 April 2017)

Only establishments scoring 3 points above (out of 5) will be highlighted in this blog. We want to give the best dining options for our readers/followers. 

4 Chef’s Signature Menu @ Deco Cafe & Grill, Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Tuhau Chicken

Haus Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

KuehKueh_My @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Longest Sungkai Buffet 2016 @ Dorsett Grand Labuan

Muffinz Deli Cafe @ The Magellan Sutera Resort Kota Kinabalu : Part 1

Muffinz Deli Cafe @ The Magellan Sutera Resort Koya Kinabalu : Part 2

Pancake House International @ Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu

Rasa Utara @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur: Serving the best authentic Northern Malaysian delicacies

Rasa Utara @ Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Sahur Experience 2016 @ Victoria’s Brassserie, Dorsett Grand Labuan

Sakana Oroshi Set @ Nagisa, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Satay Chicken with Sayur Lodeh @ Chicken Rice Shop

Sugar Rush Parfait @ Mosaic Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Sunday BBQ+Swim @ Azure Pool Bar & Cafe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

The Colors of Sungkai Buffet 2016 @ Promenade Cafe, Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Uppercase at Sentral @ Metro Hotel Rooftop, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

HOTELS/RESORTS

About

Likas Square Apartment Hotel @ Kota Kinabalu

Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Perfect Staycation Spot in Labuan: Dorsett Grand Labuan

Review-Stay Experience

Dorsett

Dorsett Grand Labuan: Our Stay Experience (Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan)

Four Points by Sheraton

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan, Sabah-Malaysia

Afternoon at the Infinity Pool & ‘Anak Kampung’

Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge (TWG Tea & Macaroons)

Bakar Bakar Friday Night at The Eatery

Dishing out The Eatery’s legendary Mee Curry Sibuga

Hotel Review (Executive Club Room)

Lunch @ Wrapped

Photo Gallery 

The Best Brew & Performance by Take 5

Hotel N°5

Hotel N°5  Kota Kinabalu (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah-Malaysia)

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

An Introduction Entry to our Homecoming! 

The Interior & Exterior

Sea View Twin Room & Afternoon @ Mosaic Cafe

Sunset View, Evening Cocktail & hors d’oeuvre @ Regency Club Lounge

Shenanigan’s Fun Pub @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu: 22nd Anniversary Party and Miss Shenanigan’s 2016

An Evening with Perfect Harmony @ The Lounge

Yasashii Bento @ Nagisa 

Afternoon at Poolside

The Colors of Tanjung Ria & Our Ala Carte Dinner: The Gallery 

Oaks Goldsbrough

Oaks Goldsbrough Apartment @ Sydney, Australia (Sydney, Australia)

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah-Malaysia)

Shangri-La Surabaya, Indonesia (Surabaya, Indonesia)

Jamu @ Jamoo? Only @ Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya : Healing and refreshing Herbal Drink!

Rawon @ Jamoo, Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya: The best traditional Indonesian Beef Black Soup

Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Looking Beyond the horizon @ Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Travelogue (Part 1)

Pacific Sutera Hotel

Deluxe Sea View Twin Room. Travelogue (Part 2)

The Pacific Club Travelogue (Part 3)

Lunch at Breeze Beach Club. Travelogue (Part 4)

English High Tea at Lobby Lounge. Travelogue (Part 5)

Dinner at Silk Garden. Travelogue (Part 6)

An Evening with Asif Pishori. Travelogue (Part 7)

Chavana Spa: Heaven & Earth Treatment. Travelogue (Part 8)

The Magellan Sutera Resort

Room Review: Deluxe Sea View Twin Room 

Magellan Club Lounge

Spa Review: Mandara Spa

Dinner @ Spice Island, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club

Al Fresco Restaurant

We applied ‘Le 7 regole per riconoscere la buona cucina’ by Roberta Schira to our dining experience at Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

INTERVIEW

An Interview with AG Shahril bin AG Ali (Owner Of Brunei Satay House III)

Hotel N°5 Kota Kinabalu: Interview with the Operation Manager-Ms Phergie Chiu

NEWS

AirAsia Indonesia to stop flying Jakarta-Kota Kinabalu-Jakarta route? It will, starting January 10. 2017.

A Quintessential Cup at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

Another Colorful Project with Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Bright Moon and Stars Twinkle and Shine on Promenade’s 38kg Giant Mooncake

Caring For People Through The Game Of Golf: The 2016 Hyatt Kinabalu Classic

Christmas Thanksgiving Dinner with Rumah Bukit Harapan residents & medias @ Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Eco Friendly Christmas at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan celebrates Deepavali

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan Puts People First

Get Spooky at The Best Brew Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Green Tomato Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur : Cooking Workshop

Jom Durian Bah @ Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Kedah Travel Fair 2016 @ MATIC Kuala Lumpur (September 23-25, 2016)

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Unfolds Festivities with Christmas Tree Lighting at The Hub

8 Reasons why you should attend Kedah Travel Fair 2016 @ MATIC Kuala Lumpur

Malaysians love Korean Food and the Spicier the Better, says 11street

Marriott International Expanded Portfolio of 30 leading Hotels : Sets New Global standard for Unrivaled Travel Experiences and Expanded loyalty benefits

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu – The First Hotel to Celebrate Everyday Malaysian Heroes with a charity pledge

Sabah Fest 2016-A Cultural Extravaganza: Gulu-Gulu

Sabahan People Are Friendly: FYI Liyana Jasmay

Smoke, Fire & Spice @ Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu

Taste Of Mexico @ Hard Rock Cafe Kota Kinabalu 

Time to Just Give A Little : Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

WIN iPad Minis from Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu this Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve

Wrapped Un-Wraps Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

PROJECTS-Own/Collaboration 

@Kulafoods Australia in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

RECIPE(S)

Nasi Lemak 101 : The Making of simple Nasi Lemak

STALLS (FOOD/BEVERAGES)

Kaki 5 Republic @ Putatan, Sabah

TRADITIONAL FOOD

A Teaser to Sabah Traditional Food

Sabah Traditional Food Cooking Demo by Chef Arlinsia Agang a.k.a @darling810

Taste of Discovery @ Le Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu

TRAVEL/PLACES

7 best ways to view Sydney Harbour Bridge @ Sydney, Australia (Australia)

Coban Rondo Waterfall @ Batu-Malang, Indonesia (East Java, Indonesia)

Gaya Street (Sunday Market) @ Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

Introducing Mr.Oscar (The Travelling Beruang/Bear)-(W.P Kuala Lumpur)

It’s Joe Déjà vu @ Bali, Indonesia (Bali, Indonesia)

Magnificent Sunset View @ Tanjung Aru Beach  (Sabah)

Mount Bromo, as we see it (Part 1-Penanjakan View Point)  (East Java, Indonesia)

Mount Bromo, as we see it (Part 2- Up close & personal with the active volcano)  (East Java, Indonesia)

North Borneo Railway : Part 3-Photo Gallery (Sabah)

North Borneo Railway : Part 2- The Experience (Sabah)

North Borneo Railway : Part 1- About & History   (Sabah)

Pasar Tani/Farmers Market (Sabah)

Remembering The Double Six-The June 6, 1976 Tragedy (Sabah)

Sandakan @ Sabah, Malaysia : As wee see it  (An article in Our Travel Journal)

Say no to Elephant Ride? You decide..  (Bangkok, Thailand)

The Colors Of Filipino Market @ Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)

The Love Story of Jambatan Tamparuli Bridge : A fantasy or a reality? (Sabah)

The Unexplained Entities in Bali: My personal experience (Bali, Indonesia)

White Water Rafting (Grade III-IV) @ Padas River Part 1  (Sabah)

White Water Rafting (Grade III-IV) @ Padas River Part 2 (Sabah)

PAID ATTRACTIONS

Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Center (Sandakan, Sabah-Malaysia)

Rainforest Discovery Center (Sandakan, Sabah-Malaysia)

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center (Sandakan, Sabah-Malaysia)

So you’ve been to Sydney, Australia? You ain’t until you jump on that glass floor @ Sydney Tower Eye (Sydney, Australia)

The Upside Down House (Rumah Terbalik) @ Tamparuli  (Tamparuli, Sabah-Malaysia)

VIDEO

Destination Unlocked by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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