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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Chavana Spa-Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Heaven & Earth Treatment

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

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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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The Lobby Lounge-Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : An Evening with Asif Pishori.

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members, Asif Pishori & Sutera Harbour official Facebook page)

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“Life is like a Piano…What you get out of it depends on how you play it.’-Albert Einstein 

After that great dinner at Silk Garden, we headed to the Lobby Lounge at The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah). Our intention was to relax while enjoying the evening snack at Lobby Lounge. A staff told us that soon Asif Pishori will be presenting his skills, performing some great music through his magical fingers. We decided to wait and witness this particular performance and see if Asif Pishori ably to entertain us. Then the man came, smiling, got himself comfortably seated next to the grand baby piano. The moment his fingers were on that keyboard, everyone stop talking. That soothing music, at times melancholic and then joyful, pretty much gave us that relaxation feel. Who is this guy? How come we never heard about him? Where did he came from? More questions asked, simply because we were mesmerized by that soothing music played by a mysterious man.

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Dinner at Silk Garden

Written by @joehairie 
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“To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven.”-(ancient Chinese proverb)

Silk Garden Chinese Restaurant was featured in Malaysia Tatler’s Best Restaurants list of 2009. Recently (2016), it’s once again in the list. Repeating the same triumph indicates that this particular restaurant is worth visiting and so we did. We had such great moments, eating the best food at this Chinese Restaurant. Located next to the tranquil gardens and landscaped ponds of The Pacific Sutera Hotel, the restaurant enjoys fabulous views of the yachts by the marina, the swimming pool, swaying trees and the South China Sea against a picturesque backdrop of the islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.  One great restaurant in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, located in within a 5-star resort complex but with affordable prices.

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : English High Tea at Lobby Lounge

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

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“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”-Alice Walker

Picnic indoors? Perhaps. We both agreed. The view outside seen from the Lobby Lounge is definitely breathtaking. Green and at times there were birds. We saw that through that ceiling to floor window panels. We had English Tea here, sipping our selected hot beverages,eating that good finger food and it was definitely an awesome experience, as if we’re having picnic on the garden at The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort. This is another great dining option that we recommend to you if you come to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Lunch at Breeze Beach Club

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

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“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.”- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Breeze Beach Club at The Pacific Sutera Hotel is an open-air a-la carte restaurant and is complemented by a dining menu that includes tempting signature cocktails. Breeze Beach Club is near to the poolside area thus making it the perfect place to have some great lunch after some swimming or sunbathing! It’s also one of the best place in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to view the magnificent sunset. We came here for the Breeze Weekend Fiesta few months ago. Here is the LINK to our review of that awesome BBQ Night. We enjoyed every minute we spent here as the view and food (the beverages as well) were so good! We had great lunch at Breeze Beach Club.

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : The Pacific Club

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
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“To reach a port we must set sail, sail not tie at anchor, Sail, not drift.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

Located on the 11th floor, Pacific Club is open exclusively for Club Room and Suite guests. With high ceiling and pristine white color on the walls, it’s definitely a place for discerning guests of Pacific Club, to chill out and enjoy the privileges being offered to them. Buffet breakfast of Club Standard and Evening Cocktails are served daily. In between, guests may lounge and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. We came here several times and were amazed with the spectacular view of that South China Sea, seen from that extremely large window glass panels, across the entire lounge. With some beautiful white chandeliers, we really thought we were entering a cathedral!

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The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Deluxe Sea View Twin Room

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“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands into the worship of the creator”Mahatma Gandhi

Imagine this. You’re tired from that long journey on the plane, arriving at your destination and then to your hotel. You received your key card and when you open the door of your room, you found a balcony with some comfy deck chairs. The sunset view is there waiting for you. The sea breeze is giving you that freshest air that you needed most. Sit and enjoy the moment, every day, if you want to. We had that moment at The Pacific Sutera Hotel, Sutera Harbour Resort at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. We had that breathtaking view of South China Sea and the Islands nearby. We sat on the deck chairs, enjoying the sea breeze, on the balcony attached to our Deluxe Sea View Twin Room.

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