Urbanscapes Presents Tiffin Throwdown: Battle of The Poke Bowls

Blogged in this site by @joehairie
For Urbanscapes

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Tiffin Throwdown is back, and it’s all about the hottest Hawaiian trend in town: poke bowls! Urbanscapes is pitting the city’s best poke bowl vendors against one another, and attendees get to be the judge on which poke bowl they think is best. That’s not all – vendors will also need to win the hearts (and stomachs) of our panel of judges: Cecilia Yong, Ili Sulaiman,JayDee Lok, and Jeremy Teo; the winners of Judges’ Prize and Public’s Choice will walk away with RM3,000 respectively. Plus: Tall, dark, and comedian Kuah Jenhan emcees, and hosts an all-special MasterChef Apprentice workshop.

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Traders Hotel by Shangri-La @ Kuala Lumpur : Hotel Review from the perspective of 2 Golden Circle Members

Written by @Joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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Thought of the day-“My definition of a good hotel is a place I’d stay at.”-Robert De Niro

Lounging, even for a while @Skybar on the 33rd Floor of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, was indeed one great moment, having that breathtaking view of KLCC Twin Tower. We can do this every single day, we said to ourselves! Being frequent travelers and miles chaser(s), we have accumulated enough points in the Golden Circle Membership Program (Link), enabling us to redeem free nights at any Shangri-La’s, Jen and Traders Hotel worldwide. We’re curious about what’s inside Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and so we came in as their guests, staying for 2 nights ; one room for each of us.

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Rasa Utara @ Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Written by @Joehairie with Invited Guest, John Eliakim & Research by @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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Rasa Utara is well-known for its mouth-watering dishes of Northern Malaysia and we both still can’t forget how great the dishes that we had in previous visit (November 2016). We were in Kuala Lumpur again recently and decided to indulge in more Rasa Utara’s delicacies, this time around we came with a guest from that came all the way from United States, John Eliakim (Kim). This was the second visit for Kim, he’d been to one of Rasa Utara branch in 2014. He was delighted when we invited him to come along. There are 3 Rasa Utara restaurants, each located in Mid Valley Megamall, Berjaya Times Square and IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. For this particular visit, we chose Rasa Utara at Mid Valley Megamall.

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Green Tomato Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur : Cooking Workshop

Blogged by @joehairie for Green Tomato Cafe & www.mybatik.com

Traditional Nasi Lemak cooking workshop is coming to Green Tomato Café. Nasi Lemak is a traditional Malaysian breakfast that means “rice in coconut cream”. Nowadays, Nasi Lemak sambal evolved through time as Malaysians added some ingredients like prawns, chicken, beef, squid, and clam to make it more interesting and edgy from their competitors.

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

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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Rediscovering Makan Time

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”-James Beard

Our culinary journey continues at Rasa Utara, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. We were here for the first time in 2015 and we do keep coming back for more. Recently, we were in Kuala Lumpur and we knew that we must fulfill our cravings for authentic Northern Malaysian cuisine. And so we did. This time around we had so many great dishes, in one go. Greedy? Yes and no. We live in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and it is not every day that we get to go to Kuala Lumpur. We are unfortunate to not have Rasa Utara branch in our own city. Having the opportunity to dine at Rasa Utara is one golden moment for us. Why? We believe in the brand’s ability to serve the best authentic Northern Malaysian delicacies. We are fully aware that this is the only brand through its 3 restaurants, ably to to satisfy our cravings for Northern Malaysian Cuisine.

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AirAsia flies direct from Kuala Lumpur to Luang Prabang, Laos

Blogged by @Lan
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AirAsia is now operating direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the UNESCO Heritage City of Luang Prabang, Laos with four times weekly flights starting 21 November 2016. This is the 70th intra-Asean route connecting all ten Asean Countries, as well as the airline’s fourth route into Laos after Kuala Lumpur-Vientiane, Bangkok-Vientiane and Bangkok-Luang Prabang.

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

Written by @joehairie
(Materials from Kedah Travel Fair 2016)

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Come 23 September 2016, the Kedah Travel Fair 2016 will be held for 3 days at MATIC, Kuala Lumpur. There will be many interesting side events and if you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur on the said date, do visit Kedah Travel Fair 2016. You will be in for a big surprise as good things are about to happen during that Travel Fair. It is a way for you and your family (your friends included as well!), to be able to know more about the state of Kedah. To convince you and your entourage to come, we lined up 8 strong reasons why you should not miss this exciting travel fair, showcasing the best of Kedah Darul Aman.

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

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by @jeohairie unless stated otherwise)

Not long ago, we were at the Brickfields area to meet a friend. We reached the corner of the MyHotel@Sentral (opposite Old Town White Coffee) and we saw this decent size Metro Hotel. Right on the rooftop, we saw some fence or partition like and we became quite curious (typical us). Our need to know more about that rooftop increased by every second so in we went to do some queries at the front desk of the Metro Hotel. They told us that there is a cafe cum bar on that said rooftop. So, off we go to the 6th floor and start looking for an entrance into that cafe/bar.

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