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NYC’s Famous French Brasserie Comes To England: Balthazar London

New York City’s famous French brasserie, Balthazar, originally opened in Manhattan’s SoHo district back in the spring of 1997. (You can read our review of this excellent eatery here). And now the acclaimed restaurant has expanded across the pond! Balthazar’s London, England edition opened this week on the corner of Russell Street & Wellington Street in the […]

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Visit Travel + Leisure to read our published article on Redang Island, Malaysia! Learn where to stay, where to dine and what activities to experience on this idyllic tropical isle…

Private Clifftop Villa View at The Taaras Resort

Image via Kah Peng Loke The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort is a secluded hotel tucked away on spectacular Redang Island, Malaysia. For guests who prefer further privacy or a larger residential retreat, a Private Villa is perched high up on the cliff top overlooking the ocean, white sand beach, and resort below. The five bedroom […]

Treat Your Valentine At ORU Restaurant

Before dinner, take your Valentine for drinks at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Lobby Lounge. The bartenders concocted some lovely beverages especially for Valentine’s Day, including their very own “Love Potion” — a secret recipe made from a blend of aphrodisiacs! Or, if you really want to impress your special someone, then sip Dom Perignon with them […]

Aphrodisiac Package at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Looking to take your special someone on a romantic getaway to one of Canada’s top cities? Then you’ll want to book at one of Vancouver’s best hotels, Fairmont Pacific Rim. Try their “Aphrodisiac Package” — start your evening with oysters and champagne, followed by a passion-producing meal, then make your way to the spa for […]

Unwind On Bayu Beach Bar’s Chill Out Deck

Picture yourself in paradise, unwinding with exotic cocktails and delectable tapas on this sprawling chill out deck. Lounge the day away in sunshine while listening to soothing sounds of gentle ocean waves. You will never want to leave this open-air beach haven, Bayu Bar, on this gorgeous tropical island’s picturesque bay.

Sensational Seafood at Ellenborough Market Cafe

Attention seafood lovers: The Sensational Seafood Buffet is making its triumphant return to Singapore’s Ellenborough Market Café! Every evening from March 15 through 31, on the lobby level of Swissôtel Merchant Court, dive into an extravagant spread of oceanic delights. Start your meal with fresh cold favorites such as snow crab, scallops and lobster. And […]

Photo of the Day: Spectacular Private Bay in the Tropics

The spectacular private bay of the luxurious Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on tropical Redang Island, Malaysia.

A Visitor On Our Balcony

During our lovely stay at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on Redang Island, we encountered daily visits from these feisty little monkeys. We called them “smashers” as they would toss around items on guests’ balconies. They enjoyed throwing ashtrays, room service plates, and anything they could get their hands on trying to search for […]

Redang Island, Malaysia – The Ultimate Tropical Paradise

Redang Island, Pulau Redang or just “Redang” is one of the largest tropical islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The idyllic isle is blessed with talcum powder soft white sandy beaches and crystal clear azure waters rich in colorful fish and bountiful coral. Since Redang’s part of a protected marine park, it offers […]

Spectacular Sunrise on Redang Island

Luckily, we managed to wake up early enough to watch spectacular sunrises during our stay at The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort. The first sunrise we captured here, and the photo above we took from our deluxe room’s balcony. Redang Island is the epitome of paradise!

Room Service Review at Hotel Fort Canning

Hotel Fort Canning has a couple of popular restaurants including Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizza Bar and The Glass House which we enjoyed during our stay. And most recently, a pop-up restaurant called The Jasmine Room is helping to ring in the Lunar New Year. But what impressed us most out of the food & beverage […]