Showing posts with label Sarawak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sarawak. Show all posts

Sunday, April 14, 2013

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After making sure my camera (by that I mean my Galaxy Note phone..lol) was fully charged, both me and Emila proceeded to meet up with the rest of the group from the Media Familiarization Trip to Sarawak downstairs at the lobby. Rose, our guide from Cat Tours, told us the river was nearby the hotel and so we will be walking to our destination. The weather was excellent for walking and it gave us an opportunity to look around and take pictures of the riverside area.

ferry
So here’s our ferry. Nice right?

rivercruise

The Sarawak River Cruise is an excellent way to discover Sarawak. With more than 25 historical landmarks to see, the cruise offers a 360ΒΊ panoramic view of Kuching City. As of 1st April 2013, tickets prices for the Signature Sunset Cruise will be RM69.90 for adults and RM39.90 for children. Tickets will also now include the 1½ hour cruise with live commentary, cultural performance, free flow orange drink, kuih lapis and a set of their very own Sarawakian Black Pepper Chicken Rice.

Here are some of the pictures I snapped while onboard. There’s not much as I was too busy enjoying the real view.. Ah how I wished Azwaj was around with me.. the view, the breeze, the sunset, the dining onboard after the cruise really puts me in a romantic mood.. lol!

entertainment
The Entertainment

So if ever you are in Kuching, Sarawak, make sure you check out The Sarawak River Cruise ok. I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Stay tune for our next adventure in Sarawak!

Cheerio…
LadyJava

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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After lunch, we were transported via Cat City coach that was arranged by the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) to the Riverside Majestic Hotel which is strategically located in the heart of Kuching’s business, entertainment, dining and shopping district just 20 minutes drive from the Kuching International Airport. Our home for the next two nights πŸ™‚

Upon arrival, we were pleasantly offered warm towel to freshen up and a welcome drink awaits us. After everyone settled down, the Riverside Majestic Hotel dancers appeared and we were greeted with a welcome dance. How nice right?

 

Riverside Majestic Hotel is a very nice and quite a grand hotel. It houses 241 spacious and contemporary rooms, including suites. Each room has features like free wifi which is important for a blogger like me, individually controlled air-conditioning, IDD phone, minibar, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and 32-inch LCD TV with satellite news and entertainment channels.

 

I understand later that there were a few kinds of pillow available, even aromatherapy ones! I wished I had known earlier, I would have requested for one. Imagine sleeping on a bed of lavender…heaven!

Anyways… moving on to the restaurants in Riverside Majestic Hotel, whatever your fancy, the hotel has it all. Enjoy a wide variety of international and local cuisine at the hotel’s main restaurant, Cafe Majestic with their very varied buffets and ala carte menu to choose from (I’ll cover more of this at my food blog, I promise πŸ™‚

 

The Coca Restaurant and the River Palace Restaurant which is located on the hotel’s 3rd floor are popular for the famous Coca Thai Steamboat and appetizing Chinese cuisine.

Looking to plan an offsite meeting for your office? Well, look no further as Riverside Majestic has a few venue you can choose from. Check out their packages here.

Ok.. that’s it for the hotel review. We have a full itinerary in front of us. Next up.. Sarawak River Cruise…

Sarawak itinerary

Cheerio…
LadyJava

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It was a last minute call from Emila to me to ask if I wanted to go with her to Kuching via Malindo Air and Sarawak Tourism Board Media Familiarization Trip to Sarawak on 4th April. After checking with my very busy calendar and getting the go ahead from Azwaj, I said YES to Emila’s offer.. and I was glad I did!

This was my first blogging event outside of Kuala Lumpur and I was really excited for the adventure and the new people that I was going to meet. Me and Emila arrived early and Emila even managed to have breakfast at the KLIA airport. We met up with the rest of the gang soon after and the adventure began.

mediapass

Malindo Air is a joint venture between National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) of Malaysia and Lion Air of Indonesia. The name “Malindo” came from the names of respective countries: Malaysia and Indonesia. Malindo Air currently flies to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu with plans to fly to Miri in June. The flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching departs at 0640hrs, 1125hrs, 1610hrs and 2015hrs. Fares are  RM78 to Kuching and RM108 to Kota Kinabalu (Promo price until 15 May 2013. Online booking)

malindoair

Malindo Air also offers the followings features:

  • in-flight entertainment system with usb port to charge your phone! (bring your own headphone or purchase them inflight at RM5 each)
  • extra leg room: 32″ seat pitch
  • refreshment onboard
  • baggage allowance of 15kg on economy and 30kg on business class
  • access through aerobridge at KLIA main terminal building

Bookings can be made online at www.malindoair.com

Call center: +603-7841-5388

You can also follow them on :
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/malindoairmalaysia
Instagram: http://instagram.com/malindoair (#malindoair)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Malindo_Air (#malindoair)

inflight entertainment

Inflight Entertainment .. and look a USB port so I can recharge my phone!

inflight food

inflight light snack

The flight took about 1.5hours and once we arrived, we were given a grand reception in traditional Sarawakian style lead by Sarawak’s Honourable Minister of Housing and Minister of Tourism, YB Datuk Amar Haji Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari.  He said, in the press conference ” The commencement of Malindo Air’s four times daily flights from KL to Kuching is another boost to tourism, linking the hub of Kuala Lumpur with the States capital. This provides increase connectivity not only of our domestic tourists form the nations’s capital but also to foreigners visiting Malaysia.

During the press conference, Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said that Malindo Air’s next destination is Miri and India in June. It also aims for direct flights from Borneo to China and Hong Kong by early 2014. Malindo Air is expected to have 12 units of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft by year-end.

malindo press conference

After the press conference, were were ushered into another room where a lunch buffet awaits us. Yummy right? Well lots more yummy food on this trip. I will posting at my food blog so look out for it ok!

Malindo - Sarawak lunch

 

So media conference was over, lunch was over and we were transported to our Riverside Majestic Hotel. I will cover more of that in my later post.

Cheerio…
LadyJava

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

travelMy blogging buddy cum BFF, Emila Yusof, has invited me to join her in an event organised by Malindo Air in.. Kuching, Sarawak. How awesome right? Azwaj has given the green light so I am all pack and ready to go!

Leaving tomorrow and back on Saturday. Watch this space for updates on trip πŸ™‚

Cheerio…
LadyJava

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