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Key five reasons why you should go Desaru Coast fast!

I have made up my mind to head “down south” again this year after I was impressed by the development of the state of Johor when I visited the place a year ago. This round, I decided to take an in-depth travel to Desaru Coast, which spans over 3,900 acres along a pristine 17km beachfront that faces eastwards over the clear ocean waters.

I’m well prepared to share with you my exploration to this place as something new and exciting are waiting all of us there. Let’s see what excite me during my trip.

The stunning Desaru Coast Hard Rock Hotel 

The 365-room hotel is linked to a newly built world-class waterpark via its ground level. Overlooking the man-made beach and wave pools, Desaru Coast Hard Rock Hotel features eco-friendly themed, music-inspired elements as well as a resort-styled accommodation experience for its guests. Just trust me, you will definitely wish to visit here again and again after your first trip here. Well, if you are Johoreans or Johor residents, you can keep track of 50% discounts offer before your trip here.

The hotel rooms, at first glance might be quite similar to other typical hotel rooms, but in fact it got something make you feel it is still above your expectation as it takes everything with attention to detail (you can see umbrella, weighting machines, complimentary minibar and snack tray in your room and the guitar logo is printed on its pillow). Refill water bottle and water dispenser are available to reduce the usage of its plastic bottle. Guests will receive a personalised welcome message when switching on TV and they can enjoy a great selection of rock music.

Themed Rock Star concept, all guests can be entertained by live band daily as scheduled. There is a memorabilia exhibition of the Rock Stars Collection and a Sound of Your Stay Music program in a complimentary audio experience for its guests to either enjoy creating own personalised playlist, playing a music instrument or listening to 10 specially-curated records etc at specific schedule.

Besides, a 23-acre waterfront landscaped retail and lifestyle village, offering exciting retail, restaurants, cafes and entertainment outlets are just within walking distance from the hotel.

World-class Desaru Coast Water Challenge Park 

Even though the weather is hot in Malaysia, but it will not stop anybody, both young and old from exploring this newly-built theme park. Featuring more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions, this waterpark can accommodate up to 12,000 guests at one time. It is home to unique rides including the first-ever water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world. You will find it a great splashing time with your family and friends here.

Taking “Kraken’s Revenge” as example, it brings guests to the sky through its shipwreck and throw them in fast speed to the water pools.

It creates excitement and fun with loud screaming heard everywhere inside the theme park.

Golfing Paradise – The Els Club Desaru Coast 

 

Set in the heart of Desaru Coast, The Els Club Desaru Coast features 45-holes of golf in total, with two distinct clubs; Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with Els’ long standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh.

Managed by world-renowned management organisation, Troon Golf, the experience, service and condition will be of the highest order and will bring a new standard to gold in Southeast Asia, giving members and guests the assurance their experience will be first-class each and every time they play.

Complimentary shuttle bus is available for guests to The Els Club from Hard Rock Hotel. Golf lovers can definitely enjoy a nice stay with great golfing experience. For non-golfers, you can also enjoy the lush greenery view for the stunning golf course. 

Special events and activities

To position Desaru Coast as a premium destination resort, a host of exciting events and activities will be held all year-long that promises great fun for whole family and create memories that will last a lifetime. Its first edition of Desaru Coast Gourmet Series, themed “A Malaysian Journey”, featuring award winning Michelin Grand Chef, Emmanuel Stroobant is one of the examples that offering exclusive dining experience that took place in Dec last year for its guests. Look forward for the remaining five-series of this special curated dining program in 2019, which is partnered with Singapore’s culinary event organisers, SAVOUR.

It is proud to say that I managed to sample the six-course dinner, a first-of-its-kind mouth-watering fusion flavour during my visit served by the celebrity chef Emmanuel.

Desaru Coast Gourment Series is part of “Desaru Coast Live Series”, a curation of special events focusing on music, gourmet and lifestyle, which includes sports, designed exclusively for Desaru Coast with the aim to nurture it as a signature events destination.

Key Upcoming Development

Upcoming components due to open in 2019 include renowned hotels such as The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort Villas and OneOnly Desaru Coast. Besides that, Desaru Coast Conference Centre, a fully-equipped multipurpose venue that can host up to 1,000 participants is another key attractions for the entire development to cater to corporate functions, meetings, exhibitions and entertainment events.

 

 

 

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TOP NEW EXPERIENCES FOR SHOPAHOLICS!

The month of May is going to be an exciting one for us! Not only it is the holy month of Ramadan, but lots of exciting experiences await you! You can shop at the latest lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands, or visit brand new Central i-City at Shah Alam or have a retreat at RF Mall Johor Bahru. In addition to that, you can choose to have fun at some of the latest indoor theme parks, namely FlowRider, AirRider Indoor Skydiving, SuperPark, VAR LIVE, MyBestBox and The Rift. It is even more exciting that the arrivals of a two-week holiday from May 25 till June 9.

As people nowadays more inclined toward experiential shopping rather than just buying things, so, it is a good time to look at some new malls and new experiences that you can explore as well as connect closer with your friends and families with something meaningful. Here are the top new experiences that are worth looking at.

Shop and dine at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang

Resorts World Genting is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia and people normally prefer to hang out there for its cool weather. Now, one of the latest attractions that you should check out is SkyAvenue, a lifestyle mall situated 6,000 feet above sea level.

There is plenty to shop, eat and play at this mall! This vibrant shopping and dining landmark covers a gross floor area of 1.434 million square foot. One of the attractive features of the mall is that it is designed with open air decks that form a perfect platform for cafes and Highline alfresco dining on level 4. With a stunning view of the future theme park and an array of restaurants, its immense dining piazza offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance that’s just perfect for al fresco dining with family and friends.

With more than 250 brands and shops, you can get everything ranging from your everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes, gadgets and more. Some of the international luxury brands here include Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Montblanc, Swarovski, Jo Malone, Coach, Hugo Boss, Swiss Watch Gallery and Longines.

When you are hungry, just swing by any of its excellent restaurants to satiate your cravings. Once you are recharged, there are also plenty of fun family activities waiting for you to explore! Some of the must try FB outlets include Burger Lobster, Cafés Richard, Motorino, La Fiesta, The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden and Park Avenue Lounge.

“New Everyday Experience” at Central i-City Shopping Centre

Themed “New Everyday Experience”, the newly opened Central i-City is the first and largest Thai-inspired shopping centre in the capital of Selangor. A marriage between Thai hospitality and Malaysian friendliness, the shopping centre offers a brand-new retail experience for shoppers.

Central i-City has teamed up with three established anchor tenants – Sogo, Village Grocer and TGV Cinemas. This is the first Sogo in Selangor featuring all-new offerings spread across four levels of retail space; the 40,000 square-foot Village Grocer offers a wider range of products exclusively available at Central i-City, while the all-new TGV Cinemas features a hi-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment for everyone as it is equipped with the latest audio and visual technology, coupled with the largest IMAX hall in Malaysia and the largest Samsung Onyx LED screen in the world.

Some of Central i-City’s notable stores featuring all-new concepts are Food Empire, TBM electrical store, Ace Hardware, Padini Concept Store, Brands Outlet, Sportsdirect.com, Popular Bookstore, ALL IT Hypermarket and Grand Palace, while Sneaker Street, Anta Sports, Lifestyle by Skechers and Café Amazon make up some of the shopping centre’s first-in-Malaysia stores. In total, shoppers will have access to 350 retail stores spread across six levels, comprising Malaysian and International brands which are targeted to all age segments, complemented by ample car park bays on three levels.

Take a break at RF Mall, Johor Bahru

RF Mall Johor Bahru is just an 8-minutes’ walk from Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) centre and connected by a fully sheltered linked bridge. With its easy access as well as a perfect combination of interior and exterior space, the mall is committed to change the shopping experience for both locals and Singaporeans.

The three-storey mall comprises brands and options cater to both millennials as well as family with kids. It is home to several retailers making their debut in Johor including the first Jaya Grocer in downtown JB; the first educational playland Kiddomo in Southern Malaysia; the first Kyochon fried chicken in JB.

Among the tenants will also be newcomers to the Malaysian retail scene such as Taiwanese Oregin Ji Ke and ROUTINE by Soon as well as anchor tenant Emperor Cinemas which hails from Hong Kong. Visitors can expect cinema seats made of sumptuous leather and fully equipped with USB charging ports.

Take a visit to innovative experiential theme park!

It is not just restricted to eat, shop and movie watching for a shopping mall hangout now. Well, the retail industry is moving fast and the industry players have come out with many new ideas to attract bigger crowds to their malls. We have a list of new indoor and adventure theme park in a mall for you and your families. Let’s check it out immediately!

FlowRider 1Utama, 1Utama Shopping Centre

1Utama Shopping Centre introduces FlowRider 1Utama as one of its new attractions to further position the mall as “world-class sports tourism destination”.

The first-ever FlowRider venue in a shopping mall brings ultimate fusion of water sports experience for people of all ages, especially sports-boarders a chance to show off their surf skills and tricks. The device is simulated wave generator featuring sheet wave technology for the sport of flowboarding, bodyboarding and surfing.

Guided by professional instructors, FlowRider 1Utama brings safety, confidence and thrills for all riders. Family and friends can also sit back and watch at the viewing area and enjoy all the excitement.

Promotions which are available now; FLOW on 5 (Buy 5 Hours Rides and get 1 Hour Free Ride) and FLOW on 10 (Buy 10 Hours Rides and get 3 Hours Free Rides). Both are ideal and suitable for FlowRider enthusiasts. For more information and price list, you can visit FlowRider 1Utama website at http://flowrider1utama.com.my

AirRider Indoor Skydiving, 1Utama E, 1Utama Shopping Centre


AirRider brings the simulated skydiving experience and is the first to be introduced in a shopping mall in the Asia Pacific. AirRider Indoor Skydiving is the simulation of an actual skydive at 14,000 feet.

The circular glass wind tunnel creates a cushion of air and allows a skydiver to become airborne when they enter the wind chamber, all within the arm’s reach of our internationally-trained instructors.

The minimum buy is 2 flights per person. Each flight is 50 seconds long. It has 2,4,10 flights packages. It also comes with 2 group packages; small group of 10 flights (to be shared by up to 5 people) and large group of 32 flights (to be shared by up to 16 people). Price packages have been engineered to be pocket-friendly for all ages (minimum 3 years old), starting at RM89 for the 2-flight first-time package. The first flight session starts at 12noon on weekdays and 11am on weekends. For more information and full prices, please visit http://airrider.my.

SuperPark, Avenue K

Originated in Finland in 2012, SuperPark is the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park on earth, delivering a unique experience of joyful play that excites and unites people all over the world.

Boasting a 40,000 square feet site in the 3rd. and 4th. floor at Avenue K shopping mall, SuperPark Malaysia offers over 25 fun and healthy activities under one roof. It is divided into three distinct themed areas: The Adventure Area, the Game Arena and the Freestyle Hall. The ticket price starts from as low as RM30 per person (adult child).

Some of the exciting activities that appeal to kids, teenagers and adults include ice skating link, pedal car track, trampoline platform, augmented climbing wall and etc. For more information, you can check out SuperPark Malaysia’s website at www.superpark.com.my

VAR LIVE, MyTown Shopping Centre

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Discover experience that stimulate the senses at VAR LIVE (Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre), the largest VR theme park in Malaysia with 11 immersive cool VR games and more to come.

Themed “Dream With Your Eyes Open”, it brings out the players’ greatest joy through somatosensory feedback (such as vibration platform, guns, wind power system and real scene infrared localisation technology) and ultimate audio-visual feast with immersive interaction.

Promotion is available from May 1 till July 31, which is RM98/package for 3 games + 1 FOC game (Crazy Rush only).For more information, please visit VAR LIVE website at www.varlivetech.com

MyBestBox, Berjaya Times Square

Check out Kuala Lumpur’s latest party space and largest variety show game hub, MyBestBox at the level six of Berjaya Times Square.

Inspired by variety game shows like Running Man, MYBestBox brings to you a family friendly indoor theme park in which you can outdo one another and enjoy some comic fun! Spreading out over 12,000 square feet, this urban theme park filled with more than 40 interactive games that you can enjoy for an entire day with your family and friends.

Some of the top pick attractions include the dry pool filled with colourful crystal plastic balls, human claw machine and rain biking. Other attractions include the Crazy Karts, a 360-degree drift kart as well as the coolest Rage Room where you can unleash your anger by banging on glass and throwing things around. Promotion is available now with buy 4 pax free 2 pax (Terms and Conditions applied). For more information, please visit MyBestBox website at https://mybestbox.com.my/

The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall

Dubbed Malaysia’s first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) adventure park, The Rift offers a taste of an out-of-this-world experience like no other!

Covering a massive 40,000 square feet on the third floor of Mid Valley The cool adventure park houses more than a dozen of attractions to choose from. Visitors can participate in all kinds of augmented reality games with the combination of physical activity.

Some of the key attractions include Zero Latency, Terminator X, Hurricane VR, Motion Blaster and etc. Find out the details before paying a visit, as you will need to select the attractions you want to try.

Price starts from RM30 for Junior Playland, as for Adult from RM75. For more information and prices, visit www. therift.com.my.
*This article provides information only and may be subject to change at any time without notice.

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