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14 September 2023

The Grande Whisky Museum Singapore F1 Grand Prix Season 2023 Speed For Fun + Supercar Showcase

The Grande Whisky Museum Saint-Louis House presents Speed For Fun in celebration of the Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Season, an event supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.

Engage in an intimate first in Asia Whisky tour of rare and vintage collection, experience virtual racing on the SIMFAI Solutions MPRS Racing Simulator manoeuvring through Singapore Grand Prix Circuit, indulge in Singapore local flavours infused Singapore GP Racing Theme cocktails and watch the fancy luxury Super sports cars vroom to The Grande Whisky Museum alfresco driveway as it ignites into the night.

Located just off the Singapore F1 Night Race Grand Prix Marina Bay Street circuit at Suntec City, The Grande Whisky Museum invites you to a whirlwind experience.

Join John Bosco, Whisky Ambassador for a tour of the Grande Whisky Museum private salon through the secret vault to discover the world's largest collection of exclusive whisky showcase of exceptional collective of over 7,000 rare and vintage whisky bottles, from the world's oldest, active and closed distilleries, in exhibit.

The Grand Whisky Museum holds the Guinness World Record titles of the "Most Valuable Whisky / Whiskey Collection" valued at SGD 128,630,196 and “Most Valuable Bottle of Whisky/Whiskey" valued at SGD 3,621,582. 

Whisky connoisseurs and novices will be delighted to journey through the very heart of each whisky-producing region, immersing in the passion and dedication that go into crafting the liquid gold of distinguished distilleries from Scotland to the Highlands of Islay and Japan. 

Be captivated by the insights into the art of whisky-making, tales of master blenders, distillers, and the fascinating stories that breathe life into each beautifully designed bottle,  porcelain or crystal casing of the highly prized limited edition collection and rare editions like the Royal Lochnagar 31-year old single cask, Yamazaki 50-year old single malt and The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection.

The Saint-Louis House lounge for VIP members in The Grande Whisky Museum has the largest number of Saint-Louis (part of Hermès group) crystal chandeliers installations in the world, handmade and flown in from the oldest crystal glass maker in Europe, with roots dating back to 1586, creating a sophisticated ambience.

Step into a virtual race on the professional SIMFAI Solutions MPRS Racing Simulator powered by the state-of-the-art technology with sights, sounds, and sensations designed to replicate driving a real racing car apparently where you put your F1 driving skills to test, speeding and manoeuvring with increasing adrenaline at every lap, in the very same Singapore F1 Night Race circuit GP track.

Prepare for Instagram moments and IG reels  as a fleet of luxury supercars escalate to The Grande Whisky Museum alfresco entrance, facing Suntec City’s Fountain of Wealth. The Supercar Showcase is in partnership with Scuderia FSG, the Supercar Club in Singapore on September 8, 9 and 15, from 7pm.

The visually spectacular showcase of the pinnacle of luxury automotive brands with rare and popular super sport car models like Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari F8 Tributo, Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini Huracan STO,  Lamborghini Aventador SV, McLaren 720S, McLaren GT, Pagani , Porsche 911 GT3, Porsche GTS RS and RUF sets the mood for F1 Season.

Unwind for the night at The Grande Whisky Museum lounge with special Singapore GP Racing -Theme eight inspired local flavour infused cocktails like Paddock, Connaught, Padang, Orange & Empress, Sheares, Stamford,  Promenade and SuperCar.

Paint the town red and groove to the curated Music Mixes dynamic lineup of racing-themed music that promises to ignite the adrenaline and embrace the high-octane racing experience of Grand Prix Season Singapore.

Check in to The Grande Whisky Museum Saint-Louis House F1 celebratory fringe activity event located at 3 Temasek Blvd, #01-455 Suntec City Tower 5, Singapore 038983 from September 8 -17, daily from 11am – 11pm. The Whisky tour, whisky appreciation and tasting session, by invite Masterclass are on ongoing program.

Reserve Speed for Fun tickets online at $168, at the door $188 which include One SIMFAI Solutions MPRS Racing Simulator experience featuring Singapore GP track, Access to the Supercar Showcase in partnership with Scuderia SG (only on 8, 9 and 15 Sept, 7pm onwards), One Walk-About Whisky Museum Tour and One Racing-Themed Inspired Cocktail with Curated Music Mixes. #SpeedForFun #TGWMExperience #TheGrandeWhiskyMuseum

28 August 2023

IHG Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong - review staycation + mooncake limited edition

Hotel Indigo is the world’s first globally branded boutique hotel brand by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) and no two hotels around the world are alike. Each hotel is designed to highlight the essence of local culture, character and history of its neighbourhood through its design, food & beverage, amenities and services.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong showcase the local rich heritage and vibrant culture of the Peranakans (Straits-born Chinese). Incorporating the colourful charm of the eclectic neighbourhood into its architecture and design in the 131 room modern 16-storey building, the award winning hotel features a rooftop infinity pool, offering panoramic scenic Singapore Skyline with stunning sunset views and a conserved 1928 heritage building which was the former Joo Chiat Police Station, houses all day dining, Baba Chews Bar and restaurant.

Just a short 15-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport and steps away from the upcoming new Marine Parade MRT Station, Hotel Indigo is in close proximity to Singapore’s award-winning dining and local eats to iconic shopping at Marina Bay Sands, Orchard Road and sightseeing attractions like Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Civic District and Bugis street.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is part of IHG Green Engage System and a Green Engage Hotel, demonstrating innovative approaches to sustainability. Staying here means you play a part in the worldwide effort to protect the environment.

In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, Hotel Indigo participated in Go Green SG led by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment. Hotel guests and workshop participants learnt how to create eco friendly beeswax wrap to reduce plastic consumption and upcycled used coffee grounds to make body scrub, contributing to a sustainable environment. 

The greenery vertical garden facade evokes cheerful moods as you step into the bright and airy lobby reception with a distinctive feature wall collages of Peranakan ceramic patterns and intricately-painted pop-art water jars. 

Choose from TWG iced tea or Common Man Coffee Roasters ice latte as your welcome drink when you check in. 

The adjoined Pavilion is bedecked with Peranakan-inspired furniture, ceramics and Singapore-centric souvenirs, local Artisan crafts, bath amenities and snacks akin to pop-up ‘mama stall’ of small convenience stalls located in Singapore housing estates in the 1960s. 

Hotel Indigo X Triologie Majulah! Collection

As a tribute to Singapore National Day, Hotel Indigo X Triologie "Majulah!" by Singapore Fashion Designer Sylvia Lim retailing at The Emporium is a collection of dresses in fabric prints that pay homage to the Peranakan culture and Singapore local community scenes like HDB estates.

Walk through the Pavilion and down the small steps to Baba Chews Bar & Eatery, a classy yet cosy restaurant that offers a wide selection of Modern Singapore dishes and Western classics, limited edition seasonal menu and hearty unlimited made to order ala-carte breakfast with semi-buffet range.

Unwind with a selection of Hotel Indigo Signature local heritage inspired cocktails like Sapphire Rendezvous, Merlion Brando, Nyonya Magarita, La Carinos and Abang Old fashioned, cocktails and classic favourites, wine, specialty coffee and tea.

National Day Menu at Baba Chews

Inspired by Singapore’s rich culinary heritage, Head Chef Kit created the seasonal menu offering appetizer Cangrejo taco with soft shell crab and  jackfruit salsa with a hint of sriracha aioli, main course like grilled cereal laksa lobster, Singapore chilli crab risotto, dry Bak Kut Teh and Baba Churros with cinnamon and pandan dulce, paired with refreshing Blue pea ice cream.

Hotel Indigo Limited Edition Mooncakes in heritage collectables cases

This Mid-Autumn Festival, reminiscent in Hotel Indigo Moonlight Sonata, a popular Signature Series and exclusive Limited Edition mooncake collection, presented in a choice of four beautifully crafted boxes that reflect the colourful shophouses of Katong and characteristic Peranakan motifs.

The signature traditional mooncake collection comprises of low-sugar baked skin versions with white lotus flavour and options of double yolk, single yolk, or macadamia nuts (S$85-90 nett) while the limited edition offers 2 charcoal skin gold dust mooncake infused with Long Jing (dragon well) tea, white lotus paste and melon seeds, 1 macadamia nut mooncake and 1 single yolk mooncake (S$90 nett).

Enjoy Mooncake Early Bird Specials of 30% off from now till August 31st 2023. To order, email, order online or call +65 6723 2025, for delivery or collection at Baba Chews.

Hotel Indigo Infinity Pool at Rooftop Bar 88

One of the hotel’s popular amenity feature is its Roof top with infinity pool located on the 16th floor that offers stunning panoramic views of Singapore’s first heritage town consisting mainly of low-rise shop-houses and apartment buildings. You can also catch scenic sunsets here while chilling in the cool vibe.

If swimming or sunbathing are not your usual activities, lounge yourself at the poolside dining area where you can enjoy the birds eyes' view while sipping cocktails, drinks and indulging in delectable food from Rooftop 88 Bar & Eatery. 

You can catch a glimpse of the National Day Parade when the Singapore Air Force perform aerial flypast across the city skyline and fireworks in the distance at the Marina Bay Area.

New Year's Eve Countdown Party (December 31), Chinese Lunar New Year Countdown Parties, National Day Parade rehearsals (every Saturdays in July) and National Day (August 9) are some of the occasions for fireworks viewing in Singapore.

Alternatively, enjoy the skyline as you work out at the 24-hour gym which is furnished with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, located parallel to the pool.

Hotel Indigo Guest Room and In-room dining service

The Peranakan theme is tastefully incorporated in the archway, hallway, doors of the guest rooms and the room itself.

The laid-back style with sofa and carom board as a table against the monotone art murals of Katong Joo Chiat community cultural lifestyle with the essence of Peranakan home of tiled pattern floors, panels, King size bed with flora and white beddings, old school cabinet with Illy coffee machine, TWG tea and mini bar fridge is a modern contrast.

Slide open the glass sliding door that opens up to a separate bath area with dragon phoenix motif round bathtub with silver taps, vintage style vanity area and rain bath shower.

Sustainability is in the heart of Hotel Indigo where reusable sanitised Green Engage bottles with protective pouch are used for drinking water and guests are encouraged to reuse the glass bottles to refill complimentary filtered water from the dispenser, located just by the entrance of the hotel lobby. 

The Australian Biology Smart Skincare bath amenities with pH balanced formula and ocean-safe ingredients are housed in refillable pump bottles made from recyclable materials and helps to reduce plastics and wastage from the usual small bottles of grooming toiletries.

For a stress-free evening, order the in-room service dining from the Baba Chews menu.

Chilli crab tagliatelle with soft shell crab, Baba churros cinnamon with pandan dulche and coconut icecream and a glass of Yuzu Frizz cocktail with Tempus Two Silver Series Sauvignon Blanc 2022 sets the mood for a relaxing night to slumber off to sleep in the plush kingsize bed.

Hotel Indigo Garden Pet Friendly Dining and Staycation 

Another brownie point at Hotel Indigo is its “paws-friendly” alfresco garden bar that currently features a collaboration with iconic bittersweet aperitif, Aperol Spritz, a cosy pop-up counter offering a delightful menu of light bites which are curated to pair perfectly with Aperol Spritz cocktails, beers and wines while lounging in colourful deck chairs, relaxing bean bags that could accommodate diners with pets to lepak (Singapore Slang for chill).

If you like to have a Hotel Indigo pet-cation, there is a dedicated floor for pet lovers to stay with their small size pets, dine and relax in Hotel Indigo Garden.

Other hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a self-service business centre, a ballroom and 2 function rooms that can accommodate 20-70 people meetings and conferences, providing audio-visual equipment and catering services.

Whether for leisure or business, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is the perfect choice for a pleasurable, relaxing and sustainable focus stay. 

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is located at 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788. For enquires or hotel room reservation, email or Telephone : +65-6-7237001 . For dining reservations and takeaways, email or call +65 6723 2025. Visit Hotel Indigo Facebook and Instagram for hotel room promotions, staycation giveaways, dining offers, seasonable menus and Happy Hours 1 for 1 drink.

*Photos taken using ViVo X80Pro Flagship Mobile Phone


12 June 2023

DIORIVIERA Summer Pop-Up at The Beverly Hills Hotel U.S California Holiday Vacation

Dior capsule collection Dioriveria 2023 Summer edition by Maria Grazia Chiuri is an invitation to escape and enjoy the summer holidays jetsetting around the world. Legendary The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows at Sunset Boulevard in the heart of California is decked with Dior surf inspired Toile de Jouy cabins, framing the Dioriveria pop-up boutique and Le Jardin Des Rêves Dior Spa Cabana around the swimming pool with matching umbrellas, lounge chairs and Dior ice cream cart.

The shades of pink and grey is a special palette curated for the Dior 2023 collection showcased in the iconic Toile de Jouy, a timeless symbolic motif featured throughout the ready to wear dresses, skirts, shorts and swimsuits to the Dior handbag and accessories like Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote, Lady D-Lite, Dior Travel clutch,  silk scarves and Dway mules and J'Adior pumps, DiorAddict sandals in the colour combination dear to Monsieur Dior. 

Step into the Dioriveria Maison pop-up boutique and bask in the immersive experience with the Toile de Jouy wrapped skylight roof, offering guests a glimpse of the California blue sky.

Dior has reimagined the interior with an expression of the French Art de Vivre, molding the space to reflect a mesmerizing sandcastle where the sculptures shaped as the iconic Lady Dior emerge from speckled sand walls. Each corner is adorned with life-size sand giraffes, lions, flora and fauna for the realistic holiday suspended moments and sunny seaside.

The Mediterranean elegance is embedded in the Dioriviera allure and reflected through marinières and straw hats capulating vacation vibes.

Completing the sun loving wardrobe, Dior Maison essentials are recreated with the summertime in mind. Christian Dior signature on surf board, yoga mat, parasol, and several beach games, make the perfect pairing for a beach day or relaxing by the pool. 

To brighten up the home, shop for Dioriveria series of decorative objects, tableware, placemats, and embroidered cushions in the new signature Dioriviera colors.

The exclusive Le Jardin Des Rêves Dior Spa Cabana is created at The Beverly Hills Hotel, exclusively for hotel guests to reserve daily. The indoor-outdoor spa cabana beckons a treatment cabine adorned in Toile de Jouy and a relaxation suite of rattan furniture complete with Dior Maison accents.

In this magical tropical setting, Dior provides the ultimate luxury experience including a prime location at the pool, a top-flight treatment program of four tailor-made signature treatments for the face and body, exclusive gifts and more.

Hotel guests lounging near the pool will enjoy the pink and grey Toile de Jouy cabanas, umbrellas, lounge chairs, and a Dior ice cream cart which will serve hourly refreshments to all guests during the weekends. 

The Dior pop-up boutique will be open daily from 9am to 6pm and is open to hotel guests and non-hotel guests alike. The Spa Cabana is open from 10am to 4pm daily and is reserved for hotel guests only.

The Dioriveria X The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows will be opened from May 26th through September 4th, 2023.

10 May 2023

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A5 Speaker GamFratesi Scandinavian Summer 2023 design edition

Bang & Olufsen X GamFratesi Beosound A5 Speaker marries the exceptional sound and iconic craftsmanship Beolit design with architectural artistic aesthetics for an immersive acoustically luxury designed timeless experience.

B&O Beosound A5 is the most powerful portable high-end speaker this season with a combined 280 watts of power, offering a dynamic 360-degree sound in large capacity rooms through four digital amplifiers with high precision technology combination from the leading Beolab 90 and 50 hi-fi speakers series.

Showcasing the best of Scandinavian design excellence, B&O Beosound A5 in Nordic Weave natural aluminium with a woven paper fibre front features a light oak handle, creating a feeling of laid-back Scandinavian summers spent at the beach while the black anthracite aluminium version paired with Dark Oak wood speaker cover and handle evokes the aesthetic of winter woodlands. 

Blending beautifully indoors or outdoors,  the Beosound A5 solid oak handle allows the speaker to be carried from room to room in a home, looking good on the table, shelf or floor or outside whenever you go as it has an IP65 water and dustproof rating. 

Modularly designed, Beosound A5 changes its look with Bang & Olufsen exchangeable front covers in new materials and colours to evolve with multiple styles and identities. The internal body sections are easily serviced and repaired to extend its lifetime if needed, eco friendly and sustainable rather than be replaced by a new speaker.

Offering more than 12 hours of playtime and a wireless phone charger integrated into the top panel of the speaker, the Beosound A5 is controlled by the sleek user-interface or from the Bang & Olufsen App on its Mozart software platform, providing the most up-to-date features across audio, connectivity, and software design.

Integrating smoothly into a Bang & Olufsen smart home system multiroom experience with Mozart’s future-gazing capabilities and the introduction of ultra-wide-band, unlocking new features over time like Proximity Pairing, automatically connecting two Beosound A5’s for an impressive stereo experience and is compatible with Beolink Multiroom, Airplay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth 5.2.

Beosound A5 connects the heritage of the past, technology of the present, and has the capacity and capability to evolve with innovation of the future for Bang & Olufsen products, new technologies, and unlock new listening experiences for many lifetimes.

B&O Beosound A5 is available at Bang & Olufsen Singapore store located at 6, Scotts Square, #01-18/19 Singapore 228009 and priced at S$1499 for Nordic Weave natural aluminium piece and S$1699 for the Dark Oak black anthracite aluminium design. Visit B&O online boutique to place order online or discover more B&O designer audio sound collection. Pre-order now for complimentary engraving and receive a $50 voucher from Common Man Coffee Roasters.

04 May 2023

United Airlines USA to New Zealand & Australia New Flight Routes 2023/2024

UAL new flight routes includes San Francisco U.S. to Christchurch, New Zealand non-stop direct flight, Los Angeles to Brisbane and Auckland, more flights from San Francisco to Brisbane and Sydney and larger aircrafts to Melbourne from December 1, Winter 2023/2024.

United will be the only carrier to directly connect the U.S. with South Island of New Zealand,  offering the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers combined, with 66 United Airlines flights weekly to the South Pacific and Oceania.

UAL travellers will enjoy one-stop connections to more than 50 destinations in the region with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia network.

United Airlines New Flight Routes 2023 / 2024 Winter

San Francisco U.S. – Christchurch, New Zealand*

United San Francisco-Christchurch non-stop service is the first and only direct flight connecting U.S. and Christchurch,  operateing on Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner thrice weekly from December 1, 2023.

Los Angeles U.S. – Auckland, New Zealand*

Next winter, United will build on its position as the largest U.S. airline to Auckland, adding four weekly flights from Los Angeles. 

United is the only U.S. carrier to serve Auckland year-round with its existing service from San Francisco. United will fly its Los Angeles-Auckland route on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, starting October 28.

Los Angeles U.S. – Brisbane, Australia*

United was the only airline to offer direct flights between Brisbane and San Francisco in Winter 2022. On November 29 2023, United will add three weekly Los Angles-Brisbane flights on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, becoming the largest carrier between the U.S. and Brisbane.

Additonal United to Australia Sydney and Brisbane Flights

United will offer daily flights between San Francisco and Brisbane on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, flying nearly triple the number of passengers to Brisbane from the USA from October 28 2023, as well as twice daily between San Francisco and Sydney on Boeing 777-300ERs.

United San Francisco to Melbourne on 777-300 ER

United became the largest airline from the U.S. to Melbourne, increasing from ten to fourteen weekly roundtrip flights in 2022, with one daily flight from both San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2023 Winter. 

Starting this winter 2023 October 28, United will deploy its largest airplane 777-300ER on flights between San Francisco-Melbourne, adding nearly 100 daily seats to each departure. 

*flights subject to government approval

For more information and booking United flights, visit United.Com 

02 May 2023

New York City Culture Travel U.S. 2023 Experiences

U.S. New York City’s Official Destination Marketing Organization and Convention and Visitors Bureau presents It’s Time for Culture℠ Program, offering almost 100 cultural experiences across the Five Boroughs in the NYC United States. 

Comprising seasonal events, concerts, tours, classes, family-friendly programs, workshops and more, visit to explore and experience the diverse vibrant cultural scenes from Spring Summer May 9-21, 2023.

Mastercard® is the preferred payment partner for It’s Time for Culture as the premier sponsor of New York City Tourism + Conventions' signature vibrancy programs.

Soak in the cultural vibes,  performances and artistics experiments at  Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Coney Island USA, Queens Theatre, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dance Parade, New York Live Arts, Museum of the City of New York, National Museum of the American Indian, Apollo Theater, Harlem One Stop, American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York Hall of Science, National Lighthouse Museum, among the famed attractions.

U.S. Cultural Travel NYC Highlights 

Spring Season Wine Workshops at New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10458 
Sip and savor spring during a wine lover’s weekend at New York Botanical Garden, featuring wineries from the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and Long Island. Enjoy a glass or two, unwind with live music, learn the science behind making great wines and kick back with a variety of crafts and games. 

Whitney Museum of American Art Friday Nights at 99 Gansevoort St. Manhattan, NY 10014

The Whitney offers pay-what-you-wish admission for all visitors each Friday from 7 to 10pm. Enjoy the museum’s exhibitions along with drinks at the Studio Bar and sunset views on the terraces. 

The Met Date Night on Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Manhattan, NY 10028 
Bring a friend or special someone (or just yourself) for an evening of live music, drinks and 5,000 years of art. This event is free with museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID.

The Great Lighthouse Hunt at National Lighthouse Museum at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY 10301 

Travel through U.S. Staten Island and stop at the different locations to view the 10 lighthouses on and around the borough. Each location will have volunteers from the National Lighthouse Museum, who will give you lighthouse facts and the stickers corresponding with each lighthouse on your map. Traveling by car, motorcycle or bicycle (for experienced cyclists) is recommended. A family or group can pay for one car ($35); motorcyclists and cyclists are $15 each. 

Visit New York City’s Official Destination Marketing Organization and Convention and Visitors Bureau presents It’s Time for Culture℠ Program at
for more information, reservations and enquiries and social media handles @nyctourism and @nyctourismnews on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, hashtag #WhatsGoodNYC and #ItsTimeForCulture .

28 December 2022

Sabah Kota Kinabalu Malaysia - Travel Tour with Malaysia Airlines in 72 hours

Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia is the gateway to The Kinabalu Park, Malaysia first World Heritage site and Aspiring Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark that includes Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia and Mount Tambayukon, the 3rd highest in Malaysia and the districts of Ranau, Kota Belud and Kota Marudu.

Escape the everyday monotonous life and immerse yourself in Enchanting Sabah world of magnificent mountainous terrains, lush rainforests, flora and fauna, spectacular sunrise of Mount Kinabalu and splendorous sunsets of the South China Sea.

Mount Kinabalu Sunrise View

Experience snorkeling, diving, sea walking and parasailing at crystal clear turquoise water at Sabah Manukan, Gaya Island, Mamutik, Sapi, Sulug, Pulau Tiga - Borneo’s original Survivor Island, paragliding at Lohan Village Ranau or cycling in the air on Mont K Skybike.

Sabah Beach Resort

In the idyllic sanctuaries at Kundasang and Ranau against the enchanting picturesque postcard perfect Mt. Kinabalu and misty mountainous backdrop, pat an Alpaca from South America at Alpaca Club,  milk a cow at Desa Diary Farm, feed a goat at Sably Goat Haven, cuddle a rabbit at Ranau Rabbit Farm, Arnab Village in Kg Kibbas or simply marvel at the soothing sight of luscious Sabah Tea Garden Plantation. 

Alpaca at The Alpaca Club Kundasang Sabah 

Enjoy Sabah freshly made gelato, ice yogurt, soft serve ice cream, cheese, cow milk, goat milk pudding, Sabah Tea Garden freshly made tea pancakes and Sabah Tea Pandan teh tarik, inhale and invigorate in fresh mountain air, chill at high altitudes in cool dewy misty weather.

Embark on easy to challenging hiking trails at Sosodikon Hill for 360 views of Kundasan and Mount Kinabalu, Maragang Hill for Mount Kinabalu view, Mesilau Cats’ Village and the Mesilou Highland Strawberry Farm, Tinorindak Hill and cloud carpet sightings, Culvert view and Kundasang farmers market, Bukit Kimondou with sunflower flora scape, Mesilou 3Sixty, Crystal Hill, muru turu trail and more.

Sosodikon Hill against Mount Kinabalu

Taste exceptionally culinary cuisine and cocktails from OITOM fine dining, Hyatt Centric ON22 restaurant and ON23 rooftop bar, Limau & Linen, Tana Borneo Scandavian, Tamu rooftop bar at Toojou Hotel, Mamasita mexican, Gusto Italian Food & Wine or local Sabahan dishes. 

Feast on fresh seafood and listen to the waves, live music and wind down with drinks at restaurants, bars and clubs located at Kota Kinabalu Waterfront Esplanade or Todak Waterfront Hawker Centre.  

Sabah Seafood feast fiesta 

Cafe-hopping at Australia Lane, shopping at Imago and Jesselton Mall, relaxing at hotel spas like Shangri-la Tanjung Aru and Rasa-Ria, Le Meriden, Hyatt Regency, Sutera Harbour, Magellan Sutera Resort and Pacific Sutera,  go on and sooth your sensory in Sabah.

Malaysia Airlines, the National flagship carrier of Malaysia launched its inaugural flight to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah on August 27, 2022 with much fanfare like the traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at BKI, welcome ceremony by representatives from Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Tourism Malaysia, Sabah Tourism Board, and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad who gifted limited edition souveiners for passengers.

Malaysia Airlines plane landing at Kota Kinabalu Airport

Malaysia Airlines SIN-BKI flight uses Boeing B737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class, departs from Terminal 1, Changi International Airport Singapore to Kota Kinabalu on MH648 at 10:00 and arrives at 12:25, with returning flight MH647 Kota Kinabalu to Singapore at 07:00 BKI, arriving at 09:15 SIN, every Monday, Thursday and Saturday​​.

For a flexible itinerary, fly with Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur and connect at your convenience to Sabah with 9 daily domestic flights to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) Tawau (TWU) 5 daily flights for travelling to Semporna, Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai islands as well as 5 flights to Sandakan (SDK).

Malaysia Airlines MasWings Domestic Network 

Stay at the newly minted modernistic Hyatt Centric, Kota Kinabalu latest 4.5 star hotel located near Jesselton Ferry terminal, Le Meridian newly remodeled, minutes from the KK waterfront promenade or Horizon Hotel, right in the heart of the city or Shangri-la Tanjung Aru, Rasa Ria or The Sutera Group of hotels for stunning sea views and luxurious spa.

Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu Deluxe Room

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu 

The very first one and only Hyatt Centric brand opened in Kota Kinabalu in October 2022, a first in Malaysia and South East Asia. @hyattcentrickotakinabalu #hyattcentrickotakinabalu 

Hyatt Centric KK Hotel Sunset View from ON23 Rooftop bar 

Set against the lush landscape of Signal Hill, enjoy spectacular sweeping views of Signal Hill, the islands at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea with the most spectacular splendorous sunset, making it the most Instagrammable hotel in Kota Kinabalu possibly.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu Hotel Infinity Pool

Designed by globally renowned architect Kengo Kuma,  the architecture and interiors reflects the heritage of Sabah and majestic jungles of Borneo showcased in the contemporary suites, guestrooms and lobby. The greenery-accented rooftop creates the sense of being at the canopy overlooking the blue waters and verdant hills which houses the infinity pool, duplex restaurant and bar. 

Hyatt Centric Hotel KK Seaview Suite

Stay at Seaview King Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony and massive living room, dining area, comfortable King size bed, walk in wardrobe and huge bathroom complete with bath tub,  separate rainshower and duo vanity areas.

Dine in at ON22 restaurant or enjoy cocktails and wine at ON23 bar duplex dining destination with it's Zen interiors, vibrant Asian flavours and creative beverages. 

Hyatt Centric KK ON22 Restaurant Duplex 

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Nature Adventure Itinerary 

Nabula Handicraft Market | Desa Diary Farm | Poring Hot Spring | Canopy Walkway | Marakau Carp Fish Spa | Kinabalu Park Viewing Platform 

Climbing Mount Kinabalu is the ultimate bucket list in Sabah,  fascinating with more than 4500 species of flora and fauna, high altitude of 1,520m above sea level and staggering height of 4,095.2m at the summit where snow was sighted for minutes if you were super lucky, for Instagram shots, IG reels and stories at Low's  peak and the freshest mountain you could inhale, exhilarate, and revitalise but it typically takes 3 days.

Mount Kinabalu Summit

The next best option is perhaps catching captivating views of majestic Mount. Kinabalu on a clear day or see it shrouded in mysterious mist during photo pitstop at the lookout platform of Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nabula Market viewing point or hiking around Kundasang hills.

Desa Dairy Farm Mount Kinabalu Foothills

Desa Dairy Farm farm at the foothills offers breathtaking scenic highlands view of Mount Kinabalu and surrounds with 199 hectares green vast pasture and grazing cows that produces 900,000 litres of milk per year. 

Happy Cows at Desa Dairy Farm

Visit the 'New Zealand of Malaysia' for most Instagrammable shots, feeding the Holstein-Friesian calves and cows, enjoying icy cold fresh made ice cream, nibbling on cheese and sipping frothy milk or learn about fresh milk processing.

After refuelling with Sabahan home style lunch and Sabah Tea, continue to Poring Hot Springs where the sulphur rich bath and dips are supposed to be therapeutic and relax tense muscles, promote good sleep and skin.

Poring Canopy Treetop Walk

Trek pass bamboo enclaves above winding gushing rivers, hike through the rainforest trail to the canopy walkway of suspension bridge that weaves through the crowns of the tallest and strongest rainforest trees at the height up to 41 meters above ground. Take the time to seek and forage butterflies, squirrels, birds and insects, be inspired by the harmonious halcyon pastoral panorama.

Mountainous Harmonious Halcyon Pastoral Panorama

Stopby Marakau fish spa for a colorful carps foot therapy in the shallow river before heading to Kinabalu Park for Instagram photo shots and then journey back to Kinabalu city.

Cafe Hopping Kota Kinabalu | Wine & Dine | Mall Shopping | Sunday Market | Spa Activities 

Kota Kinabalu cafe hopping culture is a chill and lepak way to experience a relaxing weekend in KK. Take a walk down Australian Lane, located at Lorong Dewan where rows of Instagrammable cafes awaits.

Cafe Hopping Australia Lane Nooks Cafe 

Nooks cafe, Woo, October Cafe Gaya, Biru Biru Cafe Bar to the newly open Le Phi attracts trendy, hippy crowd to serious coffee enthusiasts. Be seen, Nuff said.

Visit Gaya Market in the heart of the city, surrounded by endless local restaurants, cafes and coffeeshops and just opposite Horizon Hotel. Soak in the vibrant local community vibes and browse through a wide variety of  knick-knacks from traditional wind instruments blowpipes, hand woven bags, arts and crafts, clothes and antiques, fashion jewellery to souvenirs,  local food snacks and drinks, open only on Sunday from 6.30am till noon.

Gaya Street Sunday Market

Kota Kinabalu Central Handicraft Market by the waterfront is another popular market, open daily for local market experience.

Sabahan Tribe performance at IMAGO

Popular places to shop includes Imago, the latest shopping mall housing Rolex, Coach and Tory Burch, seafront Jesselton Mall with duty free shopping by Valiram Group at Jesselton ferry terminal attracts with Ferragamo, Swiss Luxury Watch Gallery, Versace Beauty, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall by the waterfront with high street brands,  Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront, Centre Point Sabah or for more local vibes, visit One Borneo Place, City Mall Shopping, Karamunsing Complex, KK Times Square, KK Plaza.

Malaysia Airlines Singapore to Kota Kinabalu launch offer is priced attractively for Business Class from MYR 1653 (approximately S$508/ USD375) and Economy Basic from MYR 391 (approximately S$121/USD90)

Malaysia Airlines descending to Kota Kinabalu 

Experience Enchanting Sabah with Malaysia Airlines, stay at the brand new Hyatt Centric Hotel and watch Malaysia Airlines planes goes by literally,  enjoy a relaxing seafront city break in Kota Kinabalu or explore Mount Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang Sabah Nature Adventure for your upcoming holiday vacations.

Hyatt Centric South China Sea View with Malaysia Airlines Plane

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu opening offer from MYR360++ (approximately S$132/USD101) with ultra attractive perks like Daily breakfast included, Late check-out 3PM subject to availability. Guided Art Mural Walking Tour of the neighbourhood, once per stay. For a consecutive 3 nights stay enjoy double room upgrade and 1 way airport transfer service per room per stay. Room upgrade will be subject to availability at time of arrival.

Visit Tourism Malaysia Instagram #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #CutiCutiMalaysia #DreamMalaysia, Sabah Tourism Instagram @sabahtourism #@sabahtourism and Malaysia Airlines Instagram @Malaysiaairlines #MalaysiaHospitality for what to do in Malaysia, what to eat in Malaysia, what to see in Malaysia, flights to Malaysia and beyond. 


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