Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tadom Hill Resort, Banting

A few months back
I saw someone shared Tadom Hill Resorts on social media
Immediately, I was attracted to this tranquil little hideaway place
It seems hard to believe that somewhere near Banting
there's such a serene hideout

Tadom Hill Resorts is located 10-15 minutes away from KLIA
20 minutes away from Banting
45 minutes away from KL

It is surrounded by spring water (a lake)
limestone hills
and a man made beach

almost everything in Tadom Hills Resorts was built by using bamboos
preserving the harmonious relationship between man and nature
awesome architecture designs inspired by nature

Photo taken from Tadom Hill Resorts website
So since we didn't manage to book for their accommodation
(weekends are mostly fully booked)
We opted for a day pass trip

At the reception
we were welcomed by very friendly volunteers of Tadom Hill Resorts
We were quite surprised with the amount of visitors on a weekday actually
very impressive =D

Junks to be sold at the reception
We strolled around Tadom Hill Resorts and peeped the types of accommodation that they offered

1. Tadom Bamboo Hut (12-person dormitory)

with curtain partition for every 2 mattresses
Price per pax : RM38 (weekday)
RM45 (weekend)
*prices may vary 

Bamboo Hut
The interior of the dormitory
It reminds me of Bali actually!

Photo taken from Tadom Hill Resorts website
2. Hammock Spheres

10 hammocks per sphere with mosquito nets
Booking is open for whole group, sharing or even private 
Price per pax : RM30 (weekdays)
RM 46 (weekends)
*prices may vary 

I personally love this hammock idea
this will definitely be my first choice if I were to stay over!

Hammock Sphere
the interior of the sphere
where you can gaze up the sky through the skylight
when I took this picture
the hammocks weren't hung up yet

Hammock Sphere Interior
It will look like this when it is nicely hung up
very calm and composed isn't it!

Photo taken from Tadom Hill Resorts website
Photo taken from Tadom Hill Resorts website
and the best thing is
the middle of the sphere is full of plug heads
no worries of not getting your phone charged really

Hammock Sphere
3. Lakeside Tent

2 adults or 1 adult 2 children per tent
sleeping mats and sleeping bags are provided
Price : RM80 per tent
*prices may vary

Lakeside Tents
4. Garden Tent

2 adults or 1 adult 2 children per tent
Price : RM45 (weekdays)
RM50 (weekends)
*prices may vary

Garden Tents
Washrooms for sharing
Clean and adequate

So for us - The Day Passers
(just walk in, no booking required)

Mon - Thurs : RM18 (more than 10 pax, RM15 per pax)
Fri -Sun & Public Holiday : RM20 (more than 10 pax, RM17 per pax)

we spent most of our time in Tadom Groove
which is the man made beach / lake area

in Tadom Grooves
we get to relax and unwind in the lake
sitting and kayaking on bamboo rafts
or sit back and relax on floating bamboo chairs

Nearer to the tent area
there's Tadom Splash
where you get to be Tarzan, jump and swing yourself with a rope and dive in the lake
or to literally dive down a 5 meter platform
it felt like free fall
spiked up my adrenaline like nobody business =P

Life jackets for everyone
Tadom Splash
So this is me and my friends in Tadom Splash
there's a bamboo swing for you to sit and relax too!

Tadom Splash
Tadom Splash 5 meter platform
Unwind and Relax area

Me having a lot of fun with myself
and my friends

Tadom Groove Lake
you can rent a BBQ pit for your own lunch and dinner
(no refrigerator is provided -  prepare your own food!)

BBQ Pit Rental : RM50
Set up (Tables and chairs) : RM3 / pax
charcoal is available at RM15 / box

Afternoon session : 11am - 3pm
Evening session :  6pm - 10pm

Phone reception for all mobile provider is good in this area
with 4G data running all the time

In all, we had fun in Tadom Groove
definitely worth visiting!
Go in groups, stay overnight, make use of the BBQ pit!

Tadom Hill Resort
(Location is found in Google Maps / Waze)

For accommodation :
Check in : 3pm
Check out : 12noon

Day Pass : 10am - 6.45pm
(closed on Mondays)
if public holiday is on Monday, the resort will be closed on Tuesday

Visit their Website / Facebook / Instagram (@tadomhillresorts) for more info
Online booking available @ Tadom Hill Resorts

Phone :

+6017 522 5306
+6013 816 1175
(Most of the time they won't pick up calls as they are too busy. My suggestion is to send a message through whatsapp & wait PATIENTLY for their reply!)

Parking : Ample and free!

On the swing @ Tadom Splash

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

♨ Take Eat Easy, Kepong

Take Eat Easy upholds a new generation fusion cafe concept
that serves freshly baked homemade bakery, pizza, all day long breakfast
and creative light bulb fruit juices & beverages

For a bakery / cafe
I was fascinated by the exterior and interior of this cafe
it looks very luxurious and classic
a combination of interior that I love

It is situated in Kepong
which is quite far for most of KL-ians
however, I think it is worth visiting!

Below is the bakery area
further down the wooden chairs (on left of pic) is the dining area

menu that wear jeans

We ordered Mighty Breakfast (RM 26.80) for sharing
It looks fairly enormous from the menu
but the actual size is actually a lot smaller
maybe enough for 2 ladies
but definitely just nice for 1 gentleman =)

and their famous fruit juices that served in light bulb
price ranges from RM 9.50 - RM 15.50
I have to say their fruit juices are quite tasty and fresh!

Mushrooms, ham, sausage and croissant were good
but surprisingly their garlic bread and bun is not up to standard
for a bakery shop, I would expect something more
soft, and fresh

but in all, its not bad =)

Ratings :

Food : 3.5 / 5
Price : 3.5 / 5
Ambience : 5 / 5
Service : 4.5 / 5

Take Eat Easy
Wisma Fiamma
Bandar Menjalara,

Opening Hours : 830am - 10pm (everyday)
No booking required

Sunday, November 1, 2015

♨ Yellow Brick Road & Wicked Pancake Parlour, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights

When I first heard about Yellow Brick Road a few months back
I imagined it to be a very cosy, soothing, europe-ish cafe by the name itself
and here it is!
with elements of what I've imagined all these while!

Yellow Brick Road shares a same corner lot with Wicked Pancake Parlour in Batai Village, Damansara Height (near to Bangsar)
they are affiliated
In a fine sunny morning like this
you will fall into a dilemma whether to take nice filling brunch with coffee?
or to order a few pancakes to try?

Me and my foodie partner decided to just

Yellow Brick Road (Ground Floor) & Wicked Pancake (1st floor)
Yellow Brick Road is the home for Malaysian Barista Champion (2013-2015)
and their punch line is "Built for Dreamers for Dreamers)

As their customer load is massive during weekends
they don't take reservations on public holidays as well as weekends
you got to be earlier than the others to avoid long waiting time!

Yellow Brick Road Interior
The ambience is very nice
Cosy much
Very busy too, workers were walking in out / up down serving food
very popular brunch venue I would say!

Someone won something important!

So here's their food and drinks menu
you can order wicked pancake menu in Yellow Brick Road itself
very interesting isn't it?

Menu : Pancakes & Floats
Food Menu
Coffee Menu
Hot &Cold Beverages
As starters, my foodie partner ordered a Smooshie Juice (Orange, Pineapple, Mango) - RM8
it was really refreshing and nice
I love how they put the little tag on the drink
instantly upgraded from middle to high class already haha!

Smooshie Juice : Orange, Pineapple, Mango RM 8
and I ordered a Salted Caramel Popcorn Float (RM15)
its basically root bear, with cream & caramel popcorn on top
surprisingly the caramel blends really well with root beer!
would come back for more of this really!

Salted Caramel Popcorn Float RM 15
And here's our food
Egg Norwegian (RM25) 
poached eggs on potatoes, with smoked salmon

La Bomba (RM28)
seafood hotpot broth served with bread

Eggs Norwegian RM 25
La Bomba RM 28
Would like to try I Want To Be Kaya the next time I come back!

Next on,
Wicked Pancake Parlour

Initially we planned to order 2 pancakes just to try them out
but after our main meal
we were soooooo full
stomach 90% filled already

we ordered Peter Pandan (RM24)
it's pandan pancakes, with jackfruits, salted caramel ice cream with gula melaka sauce

It has all the elements I LOVE
especially gula melaka
so why not?

Peter Pandan RM 24
We love the pancake
it is soft and pillowy
mouth watering pandan scent pancakes
lovingly soaked in my all time favourite - Gula Melaka

No complaints.

So thats all!

My Ratings :

Food : 4.2 / 5
Price : 3.5 / 5
Ambience : 3.5 / 5 (outdoor quite hot)
Service : 4.5 / 5

Cafe Exterior

Yellow Brick Road

8-7 Jalan Batai
50490 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours :
Mon - Thurs : 0900 - 1700
Fri - Sat : 0900 - 2200
Sun : 0900 - 1700

ps : Kitchen closes at
4-5pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Wicked Pancake Parlour
Opening Hours :

Weekdays : 1600 - 2300
Weekends : 1000 - 2300
Closed on Wednesdays

Parking : Ample of parking

Friday, October 30, 2015

Urban Decay New Launch @ Zouk KL

On 28 October 2015
Urban Decay celebrated their new launch @ Phuture, Zouk KL
Congrats to their first ever flagship store in KLCC, Malaysia!!

I am more than excited to be invited for this party
even more excited when I have my partner in crime - Sabrina with me in this!

We reached, registered, and got ourselves into Zouk 
the first thing that welcomed us was this amazing photobooth by FotoBoxMalaysia
We couldn't stop ourselves from taking lots and lots (and lots) of pictures before we walk into phuture!

This is Sabrina, taking her solo picture
I really love how the photobooth flashes work
It makes every photo a high-fashion-studio kind of quality!

Walking into Phuture
most of Urban Decay's cosmetics are placed inside these small glass boxes
very professionally done

By the time we got in
Phuture was already crowded by guests from every corner of the world
Bloggers, Instagrammers, Hosts, Beauty Pageants etc
It was a sight that filled us with awe and reverence

The theme for the night was Purple and Black
hence the entire Phuture was "dressed up" purple
purple icicles hanging from the ceiling
purple lighting everywhere
very, very purplish

Phuture, filled with purple elements
Girls selfie-ing, photographer trying to take a pic of the selfie =P
The long table that display Urban Decay's best seller!
I was whispering to Sabrina that I want to take some and walk away without anyone noticing!
(no worries, this did not happen)
So alluring cosmetics! 
How can I / We resist!

Then we were served with myriads cocktails
finger food, cakes 
and even better, champagne!
UD team had this well planned I have to say!
We were so pleased!

Not only that
we get free makeup touch ups by their makeup artists too!
You get to try UD products!

Cocktail with lighted ice
Officiating the event
After officiating the event
we were entertained by Hunny Madu, SonaOne, DJ Twinkies, Supa Mojo, AL Caponey, Kayda & Nadhira

We went and had makeup touch up
and here we are
me with UD red lipgloss
and Sabrina with UD purple lipgloss

Us + our new friend from Switzerland!
Thanks for having us Urban Decay!!

OK backtrack a bit,
before we enter the party
we get to choose 1 out of 3 cards,
each written :

(a) FUN

Sabrina took the FUN
and I took the DANGEROUS
at that point of our life, we DO NOT know it means what we are going to get as a goodie bag

FUN gets lipstick, lipgloss and 1 eye shadow
DANGROUS gets NAKED2 with designs on the cover
FEMININE gets NAKED3 with designs on the cover

I was over the moon when I get my NAKED2
it has been my long long dream to buy one for myself!!

Here, showing off my NAKED2!
*squeal with joy!*

NAKED 2 as a gift!

Last but not least, zillions of thanks to Malaysia's Hottest Blogger (MHB) for the invite!
We had SO MUCH fun on that night!

Before I end my blog post
here's a last dose of Sabrina & Myself
posing in front of the FotoBoxMalaysia
holding our free gifts from Urban Decay
Super love this photo booth
You are officially in my next year's birthday wishlist already! =P

Bye readers!