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Sumptuous 4 course dinner at SkyBar and buffet breakfast at Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour, Johor.

Having dinner at SkyBar Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour – Johor was one of the most enjoyable and unforgettable dinner for our family! We had our dinner on one of the Saturday evening sometime November 2013 during our 2 days 1 night city escape holiday. I appreciated that Ms Aidah and the Executive Chef of SkyBar for the dinner arrangement.

We specifically chose the table situated next to the baby pool and had a breathtaking view for the Puteri Harbour night view. While waiting for the dinner to serve, the Chef presented a nice bread with 3 different sauce on our table.

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There were 2 types of bread and we like the 3 different sauce very much! Garlic, Rosemary and butter. Before we can finish the bread, the starter served…The Caesar Check-mate! Salad.

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The appetizer was unique and creative! Nice presentation on the piece of tile and this was the most creative salad I ever have!

Next appetizer was the ‘SHE Lobster Bisque’.

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Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin,
classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made
from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
Souce from Wiki.

The rich flavored soup was yummy with the fresh female lobster meat. The highly seasoned savory appetizer made our conversation pause awhile, everyone just enjoyed very much. The empty plates tell it all…

The next dish was the main course of the night. The Herb-Crusted Roasted Rack of Lamb.

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I was looking at the Rack of Lamb for at least 5-10 minutes just to admired the presentation by the Chef. Well done!

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The portion was big and the lamb served on the medium doneness. Every bite of the juicy and tender lamb provided the satisfaction of the meal, it was sometime back I haven’t have a chance to taste the rack of lamb with the mint sauce, excellent! Well, I took the longest time to enjoyed this delicious Roasted Rack of Lamb among all of us…

The dessert served after the main course, it was the Combination of Screw pine Creme Brulee and Tiramisu with home-made Vanilla ice cream. Again! Another well presentation of the dessert from the Chef of SkyBar – Traders Hotel.
*  Apologies from me that my memory card having some problem that I can’t retrieve the photos.

Thanks for the humble Chef who came to explained on the dishes, and very much appreciated on the surprised chocolate birthday cake from the management of Traders Hotel. Ms Aidah and the team, thanks you very much on the arrangements and warm hospitality.

That was a wonderful dinner for us especially company by the breathtaking view from the surrounding of SkyBar and Puteri Harbour, the dining experience was totally cannot describe by words! You have to try it yourself to feel the different!

Our buffet breakfast on the next day was prepared at the Harbour Cafe of Traders Hotel. It was full house during we stepped in, nice and polite cafe’s staff arrange our table in about 10 minutes…

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The Cafe provided more than 50 types of breakfast for their guests to choose from. It was a nice breakfast with full of varieties, appetizers, main course and dessert from local and international. Photos below…

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It was a very enjoyable moment for our family having the buffet breakfast in the Harbour Cafe. The full varieties of foods really wake up my morning appetite and I like the sausages very much!

It can be very crowded during the weekend morning session at the Harbour Cafe, so please make a reservation from the hotel management if you wish to having the breakfast during the weekend to avoid any disappointment.

We will be back again on our next city escape!

Related post :-
*  The Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, Johor.
Deluxe Harbour View Room in Traders Hotel Puteru Harbour, Johor.

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The Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, Johor.

The Traders Hotel (N1.41773 E103.65641) is located next to the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park at Nusajaya, Johor. The hotel was just started operation in the year 2013 which only few months ago…
There is a highway connected to the Second Link and North South Expressway to the location, so there shouldn’t be any problem if you drive from the north or even coming from our neighbor country – Singapore. (you can refer from the G map below)

The mid-market Traders brand, managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, cater to today’s savvy and passionate traveler with brilliant simplicity and warm sincerity. They provide a friendly yet professional environment designed to complement guests at work, rest and play.

In 1989 the first Traders Hotel opened in Beijing to complement Shangri-La’s China World Hotel. Building on Traders Hotel, Beijing’s success, today there are 15 Traders hotels in operation, with a scheduled opening in Doha Qatar.

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We were having our 2 days 1 night city escape trip in the hotel on one of the weekend during this school holiday.
The hotel provided 2 storey of basement parking and limited parking at the front of the hotel. The lobby is situated on the 1st floor and the whole lobby is decorated by the nature theme of ocean. You can see the shape of waves are decorated everywhere included the lighting, reception counter and the sofa for the guests. The carpet is pepper stone design in the wave shape too, and if you notice one of the wall paper is in blue color that represent the ocean…
This lobby is special!

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We were invited politely to the Lobby Lounge by the women at the counter while waiting for our room checking…impressed.

The Lobby Lounge
The lounge is just located next to the lobby and it was a relax and comfort place to have a drinks or enjoy your favorite coffee. The lounge is having a simple and yet relax design, it’ll be a good area for a tea break with your friends or clients.

Photos of the Lobby Lounge :-

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I was surprised when the staff brought over their iPad for my signature to check in the room, and I found out later that the hotel is practice in the paperless concept to “Protect and save the Earth”! There will be no paper during your check-in and check-out, if you insist on the receipt while check out, the management will email it to you. Amazing and I like it very much!
This was the first hotel within Johor I came across practicing this ‘green’ concept. Excellent!

Let me bring you for a virtual tour around the hotel before the rooms…

The function rooms are located at the 4th floor (which also the top floor) of the building 1, and we walked passed the main ballroom…

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The decoration of the ballroom is mainly about wood, and we saw some interesting ‘Batik’ wood craft decor in the room…

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There’s also a VIP waiting room situated at the lift lobby of the 4th floor, provided for those who are waiting for the event.

Walk across the sky-bridge to the building 2, the roof top garden is perfect relax area for guests and you can capture the breathtaking view of the Puteri Harbour.

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At the left side of the roof top garden, there’s the Traders Club Lounge exclusive for VIP guests. It’s the place for VIP guests to meet and dine their clients who visit them. There’s also a meeting room in the Traders Club Lounge where the guests to held a discussion with their customers.

Once you step into the lounge, you’ll see rows of comfort sitting area…where you can having a chat or reading your favorite books…

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The lounge designed a full grass on the other side that makes a nice view of the Puteri Harbour.

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The dining area is located next after the relax area…

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All the decorations are based on nature and fishermen. If you notice the walls are decorated like the fishing net and the main attractive area is the foods area. There are many different type of fishes hanging on top and there are beautiful! Nice!

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You will have a option to choose a privacy dining area which is separated. The fishing net deco are more clearer at this corner…

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The harbour view meeting room has all the basic facility such as fax machine, printer, internet access and etc.

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On the right of the Roof top garden is the health and fitness center.

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It’s definitely a nice place for gym because it has a nice harbour view from the glasses…

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The health center will be start operating soon in the months later…

After walk through the fitness center, another sky bridge connected from building 2 to 3. I like this well designed bridge very much! The Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park is on my right and the Puteri Harbour is on my left. I cross it many times…:)

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On the other side of the bridge, we reached the infinity swimming pool and the SkyBar of Traders Hotel.

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There are children pool, jacuzzi pool and a big pool overview the scenic view of the harbour, coastal of Johor, Straits of Johor and partial of Singapore.

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You even can enjoy a few mugs of ice cold beer or your favorite cocktail in the SkyBar (just open not too long ago) just next to the swimming pool…the SkyBar is a total new concept that you can refer to my previous post.

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Among all the area in Traders Hotel, I like this view (below) very much! Standing on the bridge connected building to building overview the Little Red Cube below…(I snapped more than 30 photos just about this view…)

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Me and my family had awesome breakaway on the 2 days 1 night city escape! We all love the hotel and the surrounding very much! I over heard the conversation between my wife and my daughter said…they want to come here and stay always…:)

Below photo was one of the wood (tree) decor I like, it located at the forth floor of the building 2.

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Please visit their official website (below) for the rooms rate. Their rates are different that depends on the earliest booking, means if you book early you’ll get a better rate!

I’ll continue the room that we stayed and other type of room available on my next post, that will also include the delicious meal that we enjoy in the hotel. Not to forget the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park too. So stay tune!

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The SkyBar of Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour

The SkyBar (N1.41768 E103.65640) is located at the Rooftop pool deck of Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya – Johor. We were invited to the SkyBar for their opening private party on Saturday evening 12th Oct 2013. SkyBar is the trademark of Traders Hotel, have you been to the SkyBar at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur?

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The SkyBar is totally different from day time and night time…it’s a beautiful infinity swimming pool overlooking the Puteri Harbour and Straits of Johor during the day time, when the nights fall…the pool area is beautifully lighted up with the good company by your side, the feeling is simply magical!

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It was about 7pm, the invited guests were walking into the SkyBar area one-by-one…foods and drinks were prepared much earlier to serve all the guests…

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The small table in the pool was the fresh seafood like oysters and others…this was a special arrangement, nice!

About 120 guests from members of Singapore Sport Car Club, Exotic Car Club, AT Rider Superbikers from Johor Bahru and corporate guests attended the opening party.

The guests queue up for foods very soon just after 7pm, guess everyone can’t wait to taste the delicious cuisine prepared by the Executive Chef – Alan Wong and Food and Beverage Manager – Avraam Koutsides, Traders Hotel.

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Everyone was queuing up for their favorite food which located at border of the SkyBar. There were plenty of varieties on that evening with the wide food range from local to international, from raw to cooked…

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There was a long queue for the above foods…especially the grilled beef! Yummy!

The seafood counter was specially presented in the children pool…yes, you heard me right! It was inside the pool.

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The dessert and finger food corner was located just next to the children pool. I can’t stop myself to took a small cube of dark chocolate, and it was nice!

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The dining area was assigned in every corner, filled up the SkyBar…

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I like this special sunken corner (below) very much! It’s located next to the infinity pool, surrounded with tempered glass and the blue-lighted relax chair! Overlooking the Puteri Harbour and Straits of Johor…Awesome!

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Once everyone filled up their stomach, the party began! The beer was serve without interval pause from Carlsberg’s 4 pretty promoters. Followed by the music played by the DJ Herbs and Deeraj.

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We had a glass of the ice cold beer beside the pool and started our photo shooting session…
During the music played, there was a troupe of synchronized swimmers performing in the pool followed by 4 pretty colourful mermaids! That was a surprise! Everyone was busy triggering their shutter of the cameras crazily! Haha! It was a very nice scene with the mermaids swim across and the underwater lighting…

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The 2 colourful lions were performing their dance in the bar and presented the oranges to the Executive Chef – Mr Alan Wong and F B Manager – Mr Avraam Koustsides.

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And the photo session continued…

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You can have a excellent view of Puteri Harbour and catch the spectacular sunset (if the weather is good) from the SkyBar of Traders Hotel.

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This is also a nice place for night photography lovers, you can enjoy the delightful dinner company with nice wine or cocktail while taking the shots of the beautiful surrounding night view…

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