Kuala Lumpur City Centre


Malaysia may not have a city of love like France but this country isn’t short of romantic places to go or romantic things to do especially in the month of love. Let us share with you some ideas on how to spend a special day with your loved ones. Follow the Cupid’s arrow to see these top five activities:-

1. Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuala Lumpur
Spend a romantic evening by watching Conductor Karen Durgaryan and the Ballet of Armenia entertain their audience with memorable performances of scenes from Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet scores, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Swan Lake, one of the most popular ballets in the world, tells the story of evil sorcerer Von Rothbart who turned Princess Odette into a swan. The ever-popular Christmas Eve tale of Clara and The Nutcracker never fails to delight audiences of all ages.

The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a premier concert hall providing a world-class musical experience. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), an internationally acclaimed home-grown orchestra. The annual schedule here includes chamber music, contemporary music and commissioned works

Getting There:
By Train
Take a train from any station within Klang Valley area and make your way to KLCC Station (KJ10).

By Taxi
Numerous and convenient, taxis are a popular way of traveling. Always request the driver to switch on the fare meter before your journey. The taxis can easily drop you off around Suria KLCC’s main entrance.

By Car
Access KLCC through Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Kia Peng.
Tunnels at Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Tun Razak, and the Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) are also directly connected to the KLCC Parking Bays.

Date: 2-4 February 2018
Venue: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Level Two, Tower Two, PETRONAS Twin Tower
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +603 2331 7008 (General Line)
+603 2331 7007 (Ticket Booking)

The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is a premier concert hall providing a world-class musical experience. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), an internationally acclaimed home-grown orchestra. The annual schedule here includes chamber music, contemporary music, and commissioned works.

2. Kampung Kuantan Fireflies, Kuala Selangor

The fireflies of Kampung Kuantan gained prominence in the early 1970s when a local businessman saw the commercial potential of this miracle. Now, the tourism experience has been entrusted to and developed by the Kuala Selangor District Council. It has expanded rapidly with the addition of 27 small boats that are provided for the visitors. Today, Kampung Kuantan is known for the magical fireflies not only to the local visitors but also around the world.

Operational Hour             : Daily: 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Fare/Rate                           : RM53.00 per boat (4pax)

Getting There
Transportation System to Kampung Kuantan

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kampung Kuantan takes about 45 minutes. Taxi service is available from Kuala Selangor to Kampung Kuantan at RM40.00 for a ride (4 people). However, there are few places of accommodation that provides transportation facilities to Kampung Kuantan.

Public Facilities

The administrator of the firefly’s area provides free parking space, food stalls and souvenir stalls. There is also a playground specifically for those who bring their children. Cruising the river using the traditional way will provide satisfaction for the visitors to watch the beauty of the magnificent fireflies. The usage of the small boats will also avoid sound and smoke pollution that can disrupt the firefly’s habitat.

Who to Contact                : Kuala Selangor District Council
E-mail                                                   : [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Tel                                          : 03-32891439 / 1549



3. Love Boat, Putrajaya

Show your loved ones how special they are by treating them to a romantic evening on the lake of Putrajaya. Take a ride on a traditional wooden boat called the “Dondang Sayang”. Let the Love Boat set the stage for a nostalgic or romantic evening, with uninterrupted views of Putrajaya’s most breathtaking sights.

The boat is manned by a single boatman. It is best to enjoy the ride in the evening from 5pm or any time before sunset as you will get to witness an astonishing view of Putrajaya from the lake. The Love Boat package is inclusive of an hour ride, as well as food and beverages.

This is one of the main bridges in Putrajaya, connecting Precinct 2 to the residential area of Precinct 8. The design of this cable-stayed bridge resembles a futuristic ship. Spanning 2.4km, this bridge can accommodate motorized traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians. Highly visible even from afar, it has become one of the beautiful icons of Putrajaya.

Getting There  :

By rail:

  • 25 minutes on KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to Putrajaya ERL station
  • 15 minutes on KLIA Transit from KLIA to Putrajaya ERL station

By bus:

  • 30 minutes by Rapid KL bus or Metrobus from Kota Raya bus stop (KL)

 By taxi or car

  • 30 minutes from KL City

 Contact Information

Should you wish to charter a boat for a private function or merely visit the scenic spots of Putrajaya, you may contact for more details:

Jeti Putra, Jambatan Putra, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 8888 5539
Fax: (603) 8888 3769
E-mail: [email protected]


4. Couples’ Healthy Getaway @ The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Perak

Treat yourself and your other half to a truly romantic and healthy getaway at the award-winning, luxurious 5-star retreat, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, located in Ipoh, Perak. It is perfect for all love birds out there who are in need of a rejuvenating experience. Here in this lovely retreat, you can choose to do as much or as little as you want on your couples healthy holiday.

From a couple’s spa treatment massage to dipping at the geothermal hot springs dipping pools, to soaking in the natural sauna formed in the dark interiors of the thermal steam cave, it is guaranteed that all these sessions are sure to leave you and your partner feeling brand new.

As an adults-only resort, your romantic holiday here will not be interrupted by the presence of screaming babies or running toddlers. It’s also serious in helping guests achieve their goals for optimum health with holistic tailor-made programmes and pre-planned packages for as short as 2 nights or as long as three weeks. Besides the geothermal hot springs treatments, guests can request for weight-loss management and detox programmes, colon hydrotherapy, and antioxidant restoration therapy, among others.
After all, couples who sweat together, stay together.


Getting There

Travel by Car/Taxi

The Banjaran is just 15 minutes away from the city of Ipoh, 1.5 hours from Penang and 2 hours from the capital of Kuala Lumpur by road. Ipoh is located on the North-South Highway, to the north of Kuala Lumpur. Take the Ipoh South Toll Plaza Exit No. 138 if you come from Kuala Lumpur, and the Ipoh North Toll Plaza (Jelapang) Exit No. 141 if you come from Penang. Do look out for road signs that lead you to The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat along the road from either one of the exits.

GPS Coordinates to The Banjaran:

4° 37′ 51″ N 101° 9′ 20″ E

Travel by Train

Enjoy scenic views during the 2.5-hour journey to Ipoh on the ETS Train. There are daily services from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur to the Ipoh train station. Ipoh is on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Penang-Bangkok route, so there are also trains to and from Penang and all the way to and from Bangkok. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat can arrange for transfers from the train station.

Travel by Air – Chartered Helicopter

The Banjaran has its own on-site helipad facility for helicopter travel. Please call in advance as landing is strictly by appointment only. For more details on chartered helicopter services and helipad facilities please contact the Sales and Marketing Department at +603 7495 1791 or email them at [email protected]

Who to Contact

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Tel          : +60 5 210 7777

Email     : [email protected]


  1.  Watch the Sunset @ Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak

“ sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”

― Crystal Woods


Some things are inherently romantic and a gorgeous sunset is one of them, so cuddle close to the one you love and watch the magnificent sunset change colors right before your eyes at the Kuching Waterfront in Sarawak. Also known as Kuching Esplanade, the sunset here is very dramatic and with the wooden sampan and wooden houses on stilts in the background, it is not just romantic but will also conjure up scenes of yesteryear. What could be more romantic than that?

You can sit with your other half at one of the many wooden benches provided along the Kuching Waterfront that run parallel with the Sarawak River, or you can opt for a sunset cruise and enjoy the environment and the scenery of this city of contrast.

For more information on Kuching Waterfront, please visit, or contact:

Sarawak Tourism Board

Tel          : +6082 423600

Email     : [email protected]
















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Motorsport month in Malaysia

By Lloyd Green


  • F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
  • Shell Malaysia MotoGP


Buckle up and start your engines for motorsport heaven this October. With the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix and Shell Malaysia MotoGP both held at Sepang International Circuit (SIC) this month, we’ve provided a non-stop guide of what to expect at both events.

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang —

The grid coming out of the first corner at Sepang —

With an exciting cluster of events throughout the race week, including a demo run, auto carnival, fan engagement programmes with the drivers and a spectacular post-race concert, the newly redefined F1 Malaysia GP is not to be missed.

Since its entry to the F1 race calendar in 1999, the Malaysian GP has evolved into the most anticipated races of the year. Moving from it’s traditional home of March to October to form a unique Southeast Asia F1 double-header with the Singapore GP in mid-September, the Malaysian GP now holds a key role in deciding the championship.

Families looking forward to soaking up the thrills at SIC can enjoy an improved family friendly activity at the circuit with the ever popular X-track returning on popular demand, showcasing motorsports themed thrills such as drifting, rallying, go-karting, ATV rides and more, for fans of all ages.

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel —

2015 Malaysia GP winner Sebastian Vettel —


  • The Sepang Circuit is infamous for its unpredictable weather ranging from burning hot days to full-blown tropical rainstorms which result in tough races and edge of your seat moments.
  • The track design is unique and challenging as it has seven clear straights and many narrow turns making it one of the most technical circuits on the calendar. The relatively wider track also affords drivers overtaking opportunities that are rarely seen elsewhere.


  • Friday, 30th Sept — Free Practice
  • Saturday, 1st Oct — Qualifying
  • Sunday, 2nd Oct — F1 Malaysia GP After-Race Concert with Usher


  • The dominance by Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has continued in 2016 with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dominating standings.
  • A win for either driver in Malaysia could prove vital heading into the last five races.
  • Defending Malaysian GP champion, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to spoil the party again.

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010

Usher returns to Malaysia for the first time since 2010


  • Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Usher will be performing at the After-Race Concert.
  • Past performers to grace the After-Race stage at Sepang include Jamiroquai and Lenny Kravitz.
  • Raceday activities also include classic car convoy, supercar convoy and airshow.


  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Great vantage point from Sepang’s iconic stands

Shell Malaysia MotoGP

Held just four weeks later is the Shell Malaysia MotoGP. Fans can expect an even bigger and better event in 2016, with off-track entertainment, fan engagement with riders and other exciting activities. Tickets are selling through the roof with local interest firmly on young gun Khairul Idham Pawi who has won trice in his rookie season in the Moto3 championship. Also flying the Malaysian flag will be Adam Norrodin (Moto3) and Hafizh Syahrin (Moto2).


  • With four slow corners following two long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners. Particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle.
  • Has one of the longest laps in MotoGP and is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity.


  • Friday, 28th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Free Practice
  • Saturday, 29th Oct— Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP Qualifying

Sunday, 30th Oct — Moto3, Moto2, MotoGP

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi —

All eyes will by on Malaysia’s Khairul Idham Pawi —


  • There are various ticket packages for the F1 Malaysia GP on offer. Click Here
  • You can buy a transportation add-on that will take you to and from SIC to KL Sentral.

Getting to Sepang International Circuit is relatively easy. It’s located about 15km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA2) and about 50km south from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. SIC has a hotel, shopping centre and golf course. There will also be shuttle buses operating from KL Sentral to Sepang on both Sept 30 to Oct 1 and Oct 28 to Oct 30.

For more information on both events go to

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Glassy Bar & Grill

September 25, 2012 during 4:47 pm

While Penang manners a roost as a travel food collateral of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has built adult a repute of carrying a some-more worldly flavour, charity a inhabitants and visitors a potpourri of dishes and delights to select from. we had a event to learn an sparkling hangout mark that offers good North Indian cuisine right in a heart of a Kuala Lumpur City Centre interjection to Moola, a initial ever homegrown Cash-Back Lifestyle programme by ICT Utopia.

The cosy interior of Glassy Bar Grill

Things were still during Glassy Bar Grill, tucked divided along Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, during my revisit on a balmy Friday afternoon. we was not alone of course, and had a pleasure of Ivy Kam and Vincent Chong of, and Emily Tang and Eric Thong from Sunrise Emily blog for company. And a gaseous Kelly Chin of Miss Sunshine dull adult a celebration of 5 for a day. Miss Kelly of course, had utterly a lot to contend about this poetic place, check out her blog!

The poetic Kelly Chin from Miss Sunshine

Glassy Bar Grill has an heterogeneous feel to it, and incorporates a brew of Indian mysticism and complicated sensibilities in a interior pattern to emanate a stylish and complicated ambiance. The atmosphere is even surprisingly unusual – rather of a and indicate for an opening dedicated for a dusk throng of immature KLites looking for a place to celebration a night away.

Feel like unresolved out ? Try Glassy Bar Grill

Trust me, after holding your initial punch of these brew vege pakora, we competence confirm not to stop

We were there for a food nonetheless today, so we began with dual pleasing appetisers, Mixed Veg Pakora and Eggplant Crisps. Finger food has always been a buttress of Indian cuisine, and these dual appetisers, while not normal Indian dishes, do not disappoint. The Mixed Veg Pakora combines low boiled vegetables with packet garlic aioli as a dipping sauce, while a Eggplant Crisps comes with Glassy’s chronicle of salsa – uninformed tomatoes, onions and cheese.

Eggplant never tasted so good!

Next up, meats for eats. Glassy Bar Grill serves many forms of meats – chicken, lamb and fish – in a accumulation of ways. The portions are solemnly sized, punch sized juicy and proposal morsels guaranteed to prove a beef partner in you! We had a fill of Salmon Fenugreek and Reshmi Kebab, both served with juicy packet sauce. The cooking salmon is flavoured with fenugreek leaves, colourless baked and served with tanned bread while a Reshmi Kebab was simply lovely, a comparison outlandish spices consistent to furnish a offset singular essence for a good cooking chicken.

Tasty morsels of delight! The Salmon Fenugreek on a left and Reshmi Kebab on a right

Mains during Glassy Bar Grill are good prepared servings of meats and vegetables served with a preference of Indian breads. The varieties of breads served are really an eye opener, even for your standard Malaysian and embody Lacha Paratha, Tandoori Roti, and Garlic Naan among others. We were propitious adequate to representation 5 of Glassy Bar Grill’s famous mains – Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Fish Moilee, Cumin Potatoes, and Palak Paneer, or Spinach Cottage Cheese.

The mains – Palak Paneer or Spinach Cottage Cheese, Fish Moilee, Cumin Potatoes, Lamb Rogan Josh, and Butter Chicken. Served with an collection of Indian breads.

The Butter Chicken really is a culinary understatement. Pulled duck baked in a clay oven in abounding tomato curry, it fast became a favourite of a day. The pointed flavours joined good with a levity of a duck and did not overcome it, creation a whole plate a perfect delight!

The Fish Moilee puts many fish curries to contrition with a glorious change of feverishness and abounding spices. Light nonetheless spicy, a pieces of dory fish beef sautéed with curry leaves, tomato, cilantro and coconut thrills though does not burn. It positively leaves we wanting more, that’s for sure.

For red beef lovers, a Lamb Rogan Josh is a clear must-try. The lamb chops baked in onions, cilantro and packet sauce, is proposal and tasty, guaranteed to warp in your mouth. Unlike some Indian lamb and mutton dishes, a Lamb Rogan Josh is not overbearingly pungent, rather has a robust aroma that is firm to smooth your appetite.

Four mains – From tip clockwise – Fish Moilee, Palak Paneer, Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh

Cumin Potatoes – potato pieces baked with spices, cumin and tomatoes – might seem like a side dish, though rest assured, it binds a possess as a main. Vegetables have always been executive in Indian cuisine, and this elementary cumin potato plate not usually is a stomach filler, though an extraordinary journey for a tastebuds!

Last though not least, we come to a Palak Paneer, or Spinach Cottage Cheese. Homecooked cream spinach baked with chunks of lodge cheese make this plate a truly singular dish, not usually from a clarity of taste, though also texture. It has a amiable pleasing taste, and a chunks of lodge cheese goes so good wrapped between pieces of Indian bread.

The theatre during Glassy Bar Grill

These are only some of a good dishes that wait diners who try into a Glassy Bar Grill. It’s a good place to dine, and to hang out after a tough day’s work. If we don’t trust me, check out what Emily Tang had to contend about it!

And yes, check out a poetic photos by Vincent Chong from!

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