5 amazing and unique hotels you should know of!!

There are so many beautiful and unique places in the world, and even if we travel the  world for a life time, it can never be enough…and when traveling, the hotels we stay in can also make a difference at times… it is the stay that make it a vacation to remember or just a travel holiday….

Anyway, out of curiosity, I went and googled up 5 random amazing hotels I could find..

Mind you, there are dozens or hundred more out there I am sure, but these are simply breathtaking and amazing in my personal opinion…

Before we go any further, none of these pictures belong to me as they are all taken off Google and credit belongs to their rightful owners. I am just using the pictures here for illustrative purposes and apologize in advance if I tread on anyone’s foot unwittingly…

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I first caught a glimpse of the Sun Cruise Hotel in the Indonesian movie, “Jilbab Traveler: Love Sparks in Korea” and was curious as to where it was… well, it is not every day you see a magnificent ship on land… right??

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And yes, I found out that this gorgeous Sun Cruise resort is in Jeongdongjin, South Korea.

You can hear the sound of waves lapping at the hull , so you can imagine that you really are on a cruise. The resort is on a cliff at Jeongdongjin beach known for having the best sunrise in Korea. There is revolving bar and lounge on the top floor which actually allows you the best view of the sunrise and sunset. The boat is 165 metres long, 45 metres high and weighs a cool 30,000 tons.

Your room is a nautical-themed condominium or hotel-style room and features a luxurious bed and entertainment centre.

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You will be spoiled for choice for things to do as there is a lounge, nightclub, karaoke bar, sea water pool and two restaurants, exactly like how it would be like on a real cruise, with the difference that there is a garden here you can explore as well….

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It would certainly be a challenge and an interesting time keeping your lover warm when visiting the Ice Hotel in Sweden. You will both be sleeping on a thermal sleeping bag on an ice block bed covered with reindeer skins.
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While at Sweden’s Ice Hotel and staying in the -8 degrees Celsius rooms, you’ll be surrounded by ice and snow art work and served hot ligonberry juice in bed every morning. Later in the night, you can visit the ABSOLUT ICEBAR which features ice-cold vodka in ice-cold cups.
This hotel is unique as the Ice Hotel is made from the ice from the Torne River and its lifespan is totally fluid. You can look forward to staying in a new Ice Hotel every year ….
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Poseidon Undersea Resorts will be the world’s first permanent one-atmosphere structure on the seafloor if and when it opens. It features twenty two 550 square foot guest rooms. And there is an underwater restaurant and bar, a library, conference room, wedding chapel, spa and a 1200 square foot luxury suite. Huhuhu…..it is definitely a dream to stay here….
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Don’t forget the 5,000-acre surrounding lagoon that will basically be a giant playground for divers and those who love snorkelling.  However, I am not sure when the resort will be really opened and there is a very long waiting list…
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The Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren offers 4 very unique rooms built into original swiss wine casks. Every one of the huge barrels has been extended out in a living space consisting of a bedroom, sitting room and bathroom furnished with red carpets and curtains, the same colour as the wine they used to house.

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These wine casks have been completely refurbished to fit in beds, a shower, toilet, mini-bar, TV and – of course – a bottle of red wine on arrival.

There are normal rooms available as well, plus a restaurant offering a wide range of traditional dishes and fish specialities.

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The hotel is situated right at the old harbour of Stavoren thus, you can be sure to expect and enjoy a spectacular view of the coming and going of fishermen’s ships, modern yachts and traditional flat-bottomed cargo ships (nowadays equipped for tourist sailing trips).

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Beckham Creek Cave Lodge has nothing to do with David Beckham or his family…. Set on a private 280 acre estate, this cave lodge is definitely among the most unique lodgings in the world. Nestled into the rock face above a 1,000 foot tumbling waterfall, this luxurious lodge will keep you coming back for more!

It took four years to build with the outside façade full of windows to let light into the cave. Don’t you  think it is so amazing how they have created a luxurious living space inside a cave? And they have done all this without taking away the rock walls or natural waterfalls.

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Set in the magnificent Buffalo River Valley there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The main one here is obviously caving or “spelunking” as it is sometimes known. The cave system runs into the earth revealing a mysterious world of underground lakes and natural caverns ready to be explored. You can also go rock climbing, take a nature trail and go horse riding. There is a even a huge games room for socializing and a modern kitchen.

Won’t you love to be able to stay in one of these amazing places… I know I would!!! And these are just a handful of amazing hotels out there…. will share more in other future posts …Until then, have a great day!!!

KL Sky Tour by Cempaka Helicopter

I was over at the Titiwangsa Helipad at the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens for a chance to get aboard a helicopter. I think I did get on a helicopter before as a child but I barely remembered the experience and so it was definitely one thing I wanted to do and in my bucket list…

And well, now almost everyone can fly in a helicopter!!!

Cempaka Helicopter Corporation Sdn Bhd’s  main office is located in Peninsular Malaysia at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang. They also have operations in Langkawi and Lake Titiwangsa KL and is looking to opening soon in Kuala Terengganu, Penang and Malacca. Continue reading “KL Sky Tour by Cempaka Helicopter”

Colours of Malaysia and Pokemon Go fever at Lost World of Tambun

If you are wondering where to go for the Merdeka holidays, you probably should just head over to the Lost World Of Tambun and celebrate Malaysia’s 59th birthday with a ‘Warna-Warni Merdeka’ celebration.  Continue reading “Colours of Malaysia and Pokemon Go fever at Lost World of Tambun”

Review: Eastern Crabs Restaurant

If you are looking for some good halal seafood. The Eastern Crabs Restaurant which is located at Plaza Ampang City might be a very good choice, and because of that, I decided to check out the restaurant with some blogger friends as well as my hubby….

Location wise, it is strategically located in the middle of Ampang, somewhere opposite the Ampang Point , just before Flamingo Hotel. It is off the road to MRR in the kind of very old Continue reading “Review: Eastern Crabs Restaurant”

Cat Cafe in Myeongdong, Seoul

My daughters loves cats. Me? Maybe not so much but I tolerate them and I do have a certain fondness for some cats.

As you would have guessed it, Seoul has a lot of quirky and pretty unique cafes and I have posted one about a sheep café as well.

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Our visit to the Cat Café here was not really planned as we have originally just planned on visiting the sheep café but well, we were in Myeongdong and we stumbled on the marmalade cat mascot that kinda resembled Puss in Boots in Shrek, and since it was out last evening in Seoul and our feet was tired, I though “What the heck, let’s just go for it… so I can rest my feet and the kids (ok… not so little) can play with the cats….

The cafe is located in the top level of one the shop houses in Myeongdong and it definitely was a perfect place to get away from the busy street below and rest for an hour or so. Continue reading “Cat Cafe in Myeongdong, Seoul”

Dynasty Mooncakes from Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival, is one of the major festivals Chinese people around the world celebrate, and dates back over 3,500 years.

People celebrate by giving mooncakes to their friends and neighbours, while the young members of the family take part in lantern parades with their choice of colourful lanterns, either made from paper or battery operated ones. Continue reading “Dynasty Mooncakes from Renaissance Kuala Lumpur”

Healthy FOOD MATTERS Delivered to your OFFICE

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Most of us know that it is important to eat healthy and clean to be able to live a healthy and fulfilling life. But being busy in the rat race or even at home juggling a million and one things can sometimes take up too much of our time and leaving us with not many options to accessing healthy food, unless you are cooking, however, when you are working in the corporate sectors and such, you really are so hard pressed for time…. Continue reading “Healthy FOOD MATTERS Delivered to your OFFICE”

“Latino Fiesta” at TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Yours truly was over at TEMPTationS recently to check out the “Latino Fiesta”.. A long time ago, I had a dashing Mexican boyfriend, Miguel.. he was really tall, dark and handsome (-of course he should be as he was also a model, but then again yours truly was not too bad looking and much slimmer, a dozen or more years ago….. *swoon*)….  and he taught me to eat some latino food and drinks back then… but that was a story from long, long time ago…

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Review: Hugos by Modestos

When I got an invitation to check out the restaurant  from Hugos by Modesto I was thrilled… Now who does not know Modestos.. Personally, I have always been a huge fan of Modestos and of course, the handsome (but married) owner… Modestos Marini… ever since back in 2000 or so.. when I was still working in the Music Industry (Warner Music Malaysia) and would hang out around Jalan P Ramlee there after work at Beach Club or the Grand Modestos then… Continue reading “Review: Hugos by Modestos”

Time for Taiwan

Taiwan is a long,slender island in the Western Pacific Ocean. Portuguese sailors who were navigating near the island back in the mid 16th century saw this island and called out ‘Ilha Formosa’ (Beautiful Island).

Due to  historical and geographical factors, Taiwan has since been influenced by Holland, Spain, China’s Qing Dynasty rulers and Japan since mid-17th century until the Chinese Nationalist government moved to Taiwan in 1949 and began their modernization policy that eventually led to Taiwan’s economy growth.

The beautiful island of Taiwan however has been carefully preserved with fascinating historical sites from various periods as well as modern architecture being developed until Taiwan is what it is today, a beautiful island that has retained traditional Chinese culture along with custom and influences from other cultures…. Continue reading “Time for Taiwan”

Your Passport to the Best Day Ever

If you have kids, or love going to theme parks, or live in KL, PJ, Subang or Shah Alam area, you really should get your own Passport to the Best Day Ever…..

The current Sunway Lagoon’s annual pass is now rebranded with a new name. Known now as the ‘Passport to the Best Day Ever’ , it launched on the 5th of August at the Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur. The Passport to the Best Day Ever is a gateway for friends and family to have a privileged getaway like never before at Asia’s best. Continue reading “Your Passport to the Best Day Ever”

Tanah Aina Fahad, Raub, Pahang

Tanah Aina Resorts is the brainchild of YBhg.Kol. Bersekutu (PA) Puan Sri To’ Puan Datuk Shariffa Sabrina bt Syed Akil who dreamt of eco-tourism getaways set deep in the lush rainforest of Malaysia without guests having to compromise on modern comforts. Yours truly was thrilled to be able to take a day trip there to the glamping site of Tanah Aina Fahad in Ulu Dong, Raub and indulge in the wild beauty of the place…

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Review: TOKB Cafe, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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After hearing so much rave reviews about Petaling Jaya’s latest eatery and the nation’s very first military-concept café, TOKB Café, I knew I really had to check them out…

TOKB, not Tok B like my daughter call it, is short for Taste of Kota Bharu, and with that, you should know by now that this cafe serves up delicious Kelantanese favorites prepared by the two head chefs, which is Kak Ma, or Puan Norma Binti Salleh from Kelantan, and Lucas Lee, one of the two founders of the café.  Continue reading “Review: TOKB Cafe, Petaling Jaya, Selangor”