Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Review: Cyberview Resort & Spa

I personally know of 2 couples who got married at Cyberview Resort & Spa. One of them is Gerald who had his wedding reception at that lovely resort 7 years ago. 

The landscape of Cyberview Resort is so lovely that Gerald and wifey decided to take their wedding photos there instead of the studio.

After hearing and seeing all that Cyberview Resort & Spa has to offer as a romantic getaway, I was privileged to spend Valentine's Day there recently.

Upon arrival at the lovely resort, we were ushered to our Executive Deluxe Room.

My favourite furniture was the four-poster bed complete with drapes which makes it so romantic. Just makes you wanna lower the drapes and fall asleep in the arms of your man. 

And the mattress was so comfy I had to drag myself up from bed the next day :-)

All the furniture in the room is made from teak, which gives the room a rustic, romantic feel.

The room also had a lovely bathroom with bath tub for you to take a nice, romantic bath together :-)

I was impressed with the superfast wifi in the room. No password is needed which I like, cause I always type in the wrong one, especially passwords with lots of numbers and alphabets.

That evening we indulged ourselves with a Valentine's Seafood BBQ Buffet Dinner at Verandah Restaurant.

They had my name printed ready on the table when we arrived. I thought the gesture added a nice personalised touch to our dining experience. 

The buffet spread was commendable ...

... with a selection of nicely decorated cakes to capture the romantic mood of the evening.

Such lovely looking cakes. I'm not so much of a dessert person, so I didn't indulge myself with these sinful delights.

A chocolate fountain in the spread seemed appropriate for Valentine's Day. 

As what most people would swear by ... that chocolates are better than sex ;-)

Apart from Verandah Restaurant, Italian restaurant, Bistro Cascata was also ready to host couples who had booked their Valentine's Day dinner there.

I went gallivanting to the bistro just before dinner to watch the staff spruce up the place.

The staff had scattered rose petals on the staircase as a romantic prelude to what's in the upper room.

I was eager to see what's up there and gingerly made my way up the stairs to avoid messing up the petals.

Here's what's in the upper room - your own private chill out place!

Your very own private room to wine, dine and romance your dearly beloved. How cool is that! 
This private room can sit 10 people comfortably. But since it was Valentine's Day, I guess a couple must have booked the whole room for themselves.

So as you can see ... everything at Cyberview Resort & Spa is perfect for couples to get away and spend quiet, quality time together - from spacious rooms to cosy restaurants serving delicious fare. Even the hammocks around the pool are big enough for two to snuggle in!

The resort had indeed gone the extra mile to make this place a haven for romance.

Also boasting of lovely pools with cascading waterfalls set amidst a lovely landscape like the APEC Garden, Cyberview Resort & Spa is also perfect for garden weddings. It's not a wonder that many couples had organised their wedding reception here like my friend Gerald.

The APEC Garden is where most of the wedding receptions are held. 
It's called such cause the 1998 APEC Summit was hosted in Cyberview Resort & Spa. Can you see the silver plaques embedded into the ground? Those plaques has the names of the ministers who attended the summit. 

I would certainly come back to Cyberview Resort & Spa for another round of romanticism.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm not so much of a Valentine's Day person as I believe every day should be Valentine's Day with your loved one. And no point spending lots of $$$ trying to impress your partner when you can do it for half the price on other days.

Anyway, for the sake of love and for all the love struck couples out there, this photo is for you:

"Buah Cinta" means "Love Fruit". Photo was taken in Cameron Highlands.

I'm off to Cyberview Resort & Spa now for some work.

Monday, 11 February 2013

501 Amazing Facts About Malaysia

Do you know that there are 878 islands in Malaysia with the state of Sabah leading the way with 394? Like Sir Richard Branson who owns Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, some of these Malaysians islands are privately owned too like Pulau Gemia and Pulau Rawa in Johor as well as Pulau Padanan in Sabah.

Can someone please tell me how to purchase one of these lovely islands and how much it would cost? ;-)

Now let's move on to an interesting fact about the island of Pulau Pinang or Penang, which is famous for its colonial buildings, delicious hawker grub and relaxing beaches. Do you know that there are another 2 islands in Malaysia by the same name? One is situated off the east coast of Johor and another in the Redang archipelago in Terengganu. Rest assured, when you say you're going to Penang, people would know you're going to the Pearl of the Orient, the one with the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

These interesting facts about Malaysia can be found in the book, 501 Amazing Facts About Malaysia by Venkat Hari.

"It's amazing there are so many little known facts about Malaysia that we Malaysians are unaware. I am hoping to disseminate this information so that Malaysians will realise the beauty and gem of our country and it can help boost domestic tourism," says Venkat who spent hours researching and verifying the facts in this book. He has carefully divided the facts into chapters like Amazing Sights, History Titbits and Mysterious Facts.

If you're amazed with the facts in this book and are planning a road trip throughout Peninsular Malaysia, don't expect to make a pit stop for a Happy Meal in Perlis cause the state does not have any McDonald's restaurant! That is indeed another interesting fact about Malaysia!

Note: 501 Amazing Facts About Malaysia is sold in these bookshops at RM9.90 per copy. You may also contact Venkat Hari at +6 013 320 7981 to get a copy. The facts in this book are so interesting that the first edition has been sold out and is into its second edition. 

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