Real Selera Kampung Flavors @ Biggest Ramadan Bazaar, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu

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Traditional Kampung-style cuisine is known for its comfort food. It is something that most people especially the city folk look forward to as it brings back fond memories of Ramadan.

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

Written by @Lan & Research made by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com unless stated otherwise)

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“There’s nothing more romantic than Italian Food.”-Elisha Cuthbert

A deeper look into ‘Petto di Anatra Cotto in Sous Vide e Scottato Servito con Fegato d’Anatra’

We took weeks to produce this critique. A lot of reading and we even had to ask one of our Italian friend to translate a book written by Roberta Schira who is a journalist and food critic. Yes, we had to refer to some writings about Italian Food for 2 obvious reasons. First, we rarely dine in a fine dining restaurant, let alone in Italian Restaurant. Second, the food we ate was something new for our palate. To produce a credible critique, we must then refer to some valid sources, as guidance as we go through with this particular post. Welcome to Ferdinand’s @ Magellan Sutera Resort and let us introduce ‘Petto di Anatra Cotto in Sous Vide e Scottato Servito con Fegato d’Anatra’. To describe our experience at this exclusive Fine Dining Italian Restaurant, we decided to apply the ‘7 rules to understand good cuisine’ or Le 7 regole per riconoscere la buona cucina by Roberta Schira.

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Al Fresco Restaurant @ The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller,com team members)

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“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”-Bethenny Frankel

Al Fresco Restaurant is situated by the side of a beautifully landscaped sea-view pool. Al Fresco patrons enjoys outdoor dining with spectacular scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. The extensive selection of pasta and seafood dishes and famous wood-fired pizzas are complemented by a lively cocktail menu. We went here twice, both for lunch, on the first and second day of our stay at Magellan Sutera Resort. Though not that a grand restaurant, it is still worth visiting for its great food and affordable prices. Al Fresco is one of the many restaurants in Magellan Sutera Resort (Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah).

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Dinner @ Spice Island, Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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

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“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”-Dorothy Day

It’s one of the 3 signature award-winning restaurants in Sutera Harbour Resort that have been awarded Malaysia Best Restaurant 2016 by Malaysia Tatler. Welcome to Spice Island @ Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club, a restaurant that focuses on elevated, fusion traditional Malay and Indian cuisines. We both are on the same page with Malaysia Tatler, this particular restaurant is indeed one of the Best Restaurant in Malaysia. The products and services exceeded our expectation, both went beyond our imagination, delivering the best to its clientele. We went here for dinner and never we expected that we will be consuming some amazing food. Is this the best Malay & Indian restaurant in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah?

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Our experience @ Mandara Spa, Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Spa Review.

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

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“I take a massage each week. This isn’t an indulgence, it’s an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health.”-Robin Sharma

How we wish that we can take a massage often as Robin Sharma. We previously visited Chavana Spa (LINK) and now it’s about time to experience the Mandara Spa Discovery package. Albert Einstein said that “The only source of knowledge is experience.” and so we’ve experienced the product and service by Mandara Spa, producing this review. How often do you get a chance to read a spa review by two gents? We believe, rarely. Most reviews were written by ladies. Well, this is an honest review from two gents in regard to the experience at Mandara Spa, Magellan Sutera Resort which is located in Sutera Harbour Resort mammoth complex. We visited Mandara Spa and after the whole experience, we dare to conclude that this Spa is indeed the best Spa not only in Kota Kinabalu city but in the entire state of Sabah.

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The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Magellan Club Lounge

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“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore..unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seeks victory over those things that seem impossible…it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors..to meet the shadow feature without fear and conquer the unknown.”-Ferdinand Magellan

Such a great quote by Ferdinand Magellan. A quote that inspired us to be a bit different when we write-up our experiences. Each new place gives us different thoughts and ideas, broader perspectives though at times challenging and seem impossible, we still proceed the journey which in the end enabling us to write-up the experiences. Same as Magellan, we have no fear in conquering the unknown. It was at the Magellan Club Lounge that we were once again inspired by the same quote. The uniqueness of this lounge at Magellan Sutera Resort-Sutera Harbour Resort, inspired us as well. The wooden ceiling resembles  the cabin of olden days ships, as if we’re sailing while lounging here. We might be imagining things but at least there’s a foundation to that. By far, this is the best club lounge (of hotels/resorts) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Room Review (Deluxe Sea View Twin Room).

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
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“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”-Camille Pissarro

We had the chance to stay at The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort recently. The resort is uniquely different from other resorts that we have been to. Some say, the difference is due to its unique architecture that is pretty much inspired by the Rungus longhouses of Borneo. For the two of us, this resort gave us that tranquility of the sea that we’ve witnessed from our own balcony. We felt so relaxed here. This is truly great resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We love our room so much that we dedicate this entry alone to review the room that we stayed in for 1 night. A short stay but we both saw many beautiful things in this mammoth resort that always stay humble. We really mean that.

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Chavana Spa-Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Heaven & Earth Treatment. Travelogue (Part 8)

Written by @joehairie
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“The real purpose of giving massage is to foster depth of feeling for one another in order to bring out the love that often lies buried beneath the pain of everyday suffering.”-Robert Calvert

There is one great Spa at Pacific Sutera Hotel. It is said to be among the best of the best in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, that offers expansive massage menu to its clientele. We’re about to check out from Pacific Sutera Hotel but before that we need to be pampered by some skillful and talented therapists. We need that magic touch that is ably to give us the right pressure, especially at the back. We worked hard the whole year, we deserved the pampering. Then we heard good things about Chavana Spa. We want that massage badly. We also thought that will be another great way to conclude our stay at Pacific Sutera Hotel, getting that magic touch by professional therapists! A great travelogue need a good ending anyway.

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