[TAIWAN HOTEL REVIEW] Hotel Stay Experience at Wallsun Hotel Taipei | Taiwan

During my recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan, I opted to stay at the Wallsun Hotel Taipei. Upon arriving at Taoyun Airport in the evening, I had arranged for a private car transfer to take me to the hotel in advance. Due to the peak period, the traffic on the highway was moving slowly, and it took about an hour to reach the hotel. Located in a prime area, the hotel is conveniently within walking distance of the train station and several convenience stores.

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The front desk staff was friendly and helpful during the check-ins.

By Car
Take National Freeway 1 —> Exit at 23B Yuanshan Interchange—>Jianguo Elevated Road—>Turn right at Zhongxiao East Road —> Turn Right at Jinshan N Rd.

Take the metro to Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station and take exit 1. Then walk about 3 minutes to reach the hotel.
Taipei Metro:https://www.metro.taipei/

By bus
1. Take Bus Route 202, 202 (district), 212, 212 (night), 212 (direct), 232, 232 (secondary), 262, 262 (district), 299, 605, 605 (secondary), 605 (Xintaiwu), and Zhongxiao Xinganxian; get off at Zhongxiao Elementary School Stop. Then walk about 3 minutes to reach the hotel.
2. Take Bus Route 41, 72, 109, 203, 214, 214 (direct), 222, 226, 254, 280, 280 (direct), 290, 505, 642, 643, 665, 668, 669, 672, 675, 676, 680, 1501, 1505, 1550 and get off at Guanghua Digital Plaza Stop. Then walk about 5 minutes to reach the hotel.

It is convenient being just a short bus ride away from Ximen and Taipei Main Station. Alternatively, you can just take 4 minutes’ walk from MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station to access the city.

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During our stay, we had the opportunity to experience two different room categories. The first room was the LG Business Smart Room, offering a stunning view of the Taipei 101 tower through its expansive windows. However, due to its proximity to the highway, there was some noise from passing cars. To mitigate this, the hotel provided earplugs for guests’ comfort.

One notable feature of the room was the inclusion of the LG Styler steam electronic wardrobe and LG PuriCare™ AeroFurniture, which also features wireless phone charging capabilities. The LG Styler steam electronic wardrobe was particularly intriguing as it allowed us to reduce wrinkles and odors, refreshing our clothes within minutes. It was my first encounter with such a feature in a hotel room, and I found it quite impressive. I utilized it to eliminate odors after returning from the night market, and it performed admirably.

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Additionally, the room features a generously sized working desk. Instead of a separate cabinet for hanging clothes, the design incorporates them into the desk area, creating more of an open-concept layout for this room.

Wallsun Hotel Taipei LG Room- Charging port

The room is equipped with basic amenities, including charging points with USB C Type connections, which is particularly convenient as many gadgets now utilize this type of charging port. This setup eliminates the need for travelers like us to carry additional adapters to connect to the charging points.

Wallsun Hotel Taipei-Amenities

In terms of other hotel amenities, the hotel prioritizes sustainability by placing them along the hotel room corridor for guests to take as needed, rather than placing them inside the rooms. This practice aims to minimize waste and encourages guests to take only what they require.

Balcony Room Wallsun Hotel Taipei Huashan 1914 Creative Park

For one night, I moved to the Balcony room. The room boasts a balcony with 2 chairs and a table where hotel guests can chill outside offering a view of the Huashan 1914 Creative Park. Personally, I found this room preferable due to its tranquility and superior soundproofing compared to the previous room overlooking the highway. Each room provides a distinct atmosphere, but both are enjoyable in their own way. Despite being smaller in size, the Balcony room is still quite manageable, with enough space to accommodate two medium-sized suitcases.

Fu Hang soymilk breakfast Taipei Taiwan

Another standout feature of the hotel was its daily delivery service of Fu Hang soymilk breakfast.I had visited the physical store during my previous visit, and it has since gained even more popularity. Information regarding the service charges for weekdays and weekends can be found on their website. Although the service fee is slightly higher compared to purchasing through KLOOK, you have the flexibility to decide a day in advance rather than having to set a date beforehand with KLOOK. The hotel’s cutoff time for ordering is 6:30 PM one day prior to the desired delivery day.

Having said so, if you have your itinerary mapped out in advance, it’s advisable to pre-order to save some costs.

Overall, Wallsun Hotel Taipei is good value for money, convenient location, and good service. You can consider checking them out if you are planning a trip to Taipei, Taiwan.

Address :No.1, Jinshan North Road, Zhongzheng Dist, Zhongzheng District, Taipei 100 Taiwan
Website: https://www.wallsun.com.tw/en/

[TAIWAN TRAVELS] Day Trip Itinerary to Keelung 基隆 from Taipei | Taiwan

Discovering the hidden gems of Keelung on a day trip from Taipei is recommended to any frequent travelers in Taiwan. Situated northeast of Taipei along the picturesque north coast, Keelung is referred to as the “Port of Taipei” offers a blend of cultural experiences, culinary delights, and scenic landscapes that are sure to captivate your interest.  

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Here is my guide to making the most of your Taipei to Keelung day trip goes:

By Train: There are several ways to travel from Taipei to Keelung, catering to different preferences and budgets. The most popular option is by train, with frequent services departing from Taipei Main Station, Songshan Station, or Nangang Station. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour, offering scenic views along the way.

By Bus: Alternatively, you can opt for a bus ride, with routes departing from various stations in Taipei City. We opt for the 30 minutes bus ride (Bus 1800) from Taipei City Hall Bus Staton to Keelung City. We went on a weekday, so the road traffic was smooth. It is not recommended to take the bus on weekends or public holidays as the road traffic can be congested.

TIPS: Since the bus will go through the highway route, there will be a seat for every passenger. So, no need to worry about standing on the bus throughout the journey. The bus driver will not accept standing passengers. 
Your Easycard can be used for bus ride too. You can pre-purchase it here.
Quote "HAZELOFF" to enjoy S$5 off when you book with KLOOK.

By Car:If you prefer the flexibility of driving, you can pre-book your private car here or check with hotel to assist you on getting a taxi/cab allowing you to explore Keelung at your own pace.

Keelung City Taiwan-Ren'ai MarketRen'ai Market Keelung City Taiwan-1

Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture at Ren’ai Market, a bustling marketplace teeming with activity. Here, you’ll discover an array of fresh produce, local delicacies, and unique souvenirs waiting to be explored. Take your time navigating the market, indulging in authentic Taiwanese snacks, and engaging with the welcoming vendors.

Ren'ai Market Keelung City Taiwan

Venture to the second level of the market, where a plethora of stalls beckon with fresh sashimi and seafood delights. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample fresh oysters and prawns at affordable prices from one of the stalls. For those craving sashimi treats, there are plenty of options to satisfy your palate.

Additionally, explore the classic and modern coffee shops located on the same level. Treat yourself to a satisfying lunch before the next stop.

Opening Hours: Daily 8:00AM-5:00PM

Address: No. 21號, Aisan Rd, Ren’ai District, Keelung City, Taiwan 200

Keelung City Taipei Taiwan-Maritime Keelung Harbour and Maritime Plaza

Begin your exploration at the vibrant Keelung Harbour, where you can stroll along the Maritime Plaza and admire the breathtaking views of the coastline. Take a moment to relax by the water, soaking in the bustling atmosphere of this historic port city.

Keelung City Taiwan-Zhongshan Bridge Shu QI

Originally named Takasago, Zhongshan Bridge stands as Taiwan’s oldest railway bridge, connecting the immigrant settlement of Seine-Tsai-Liu to Keelung Train Station. Its distinctive blue structure, reminiscent of the historical passage in Takasagomachi during Japanese occupation, has been a witness to over 40 years of Keelung’s history. For locals, it holds cherished childhood memories of trains arriving and departing, though now its role has shifted with the construction of a semi-underground railway.

Today, Zhongshan Bridge serves as a nostalgic shortcut from Keelung Train Station to An 1st Road, inviting visitors to explore the area’s local cuisine. In the cinematic masterpiece “Millennium Mambo,” directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, the bridge takes on a mesmerizing allure, especially in the iconic opening scene featuring actress Shu Qi dancing in the midnight air, embodying a sense of freedom against the dreamy backdrop of Zhongshan Bridge.

To reach Zhengbin Fishing Harbor, a scenic waterfront area renowned for its vibrant buildings and breathtaking vistas, you have the option to either catch a bus from the main station or hail a cab. Once there, take your time exploring the harbor’s picturesque surroundings and capturing memorable photos against the beautiful backdrop.

After capturing your desired shots, consider taking a stroll around and visiting one of the cozy cafes nestled nearby for a cup of tea or coffee. The cafes here are nice to chill and savor the tranquil ambiance before the next stop.

Conclude your day with a visit to Zhongzheng Park, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Keelung and beyond. Marvel at the towering Guan Yin statue and soak in the tranquil ambiance of this scenic park before heading back to Taipei. We decided not to visit the park and went back to the station and took a bus back to Taipei city.

Keelung City - Miaokou Night Market

No trip to Keelung is truly complete without immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Miaokou Night Market. With some stalls opening as early as 4pm, embark on a culinary journey through a plethora of street food delights. From delectable oyster omelets to refreshing peanut ice, there’s something to tantalize every palate.

For an unforgettable experience, plan your visit on a Saturday or Sunday night to witness the mesmerizing glow of the iconic yellow lanterns illuminating the lively streets.

In summary, embarking on a day trip to Keelung from Taipei offers an enriching opportunity to immerse yourself in the allure and heritage of this historic port city. Diverging from the typical tourist attractions of Taipei, Keelung provides a tranquil escape where you can savor moments of serenity and embrace the local culture.

Moreover, Keelung’s proximity to Jiufen Old Street and the hiking trails of Yangmingshan Mountain presents the perfect opportunity for a comprehensive exploration of the region. If you’re traveling by private car, you can easily incorporate these destinations into your Taiwan itinerary for a day of discovery.

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[BEAUTY REVIEW] JuveLook Collagen Regenerating Booster Treatment with The Clifford Clinic

Even though Pico Laser and Profhilo treatments have been great for my skin rejuvenation journey, I am still on the lookout for the latest advancements in skincare technology to maintain my youthful glow. JuveLook had been the talk of the town when it comes to innovative treatments for skin rejuvenation and restoration. So, when my aesthetics clinic in Singapore, The Clifford Clinic introduced this, I knew it is time to experience its recommended benefits firsthand.

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JuveLook takes skin boosters to the next level. It’s the first to combine PDLLA, hyaluronic acid, and a new technology called 3L micro-collagen, all in a light formula. This unique blend goes beyond just boosting collagen. It also improves your skin’s texture. JuveLook works gently over time to brighten and smooth your skin, giving you natural-looking results.

Experience a youthful transformation with JuveLook. Its unique formula rewinds the signs of aging, restoring elasticity and texture for a radiant, hydrated complexion.

JuveLook also targets your delicate eye area. This powerful periocular treatment minimizes puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines, leaving you with a refreshed look.

Embrace younger-looking skin that lasts. JuveLook minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores, while fading acne scars for a smoother, more flawless appearance.

This innovative treatment is a non-invasive alternative to a facelift. Using a gentle injector gun and fine microneedles, Juve plumps your skin, delivers intense hydration, and stimulates your body’s natural collagen production. This powerful combo tackles a variety of concerns, leaving you with fewer acne scars, smoother skin, and a radiant glow, all without going under the knife.

Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to numb the treatment area, minimizing any discomfort that you may have during the process. The numbing effect takes place after 20 minutes while the whole treatment process took within 30 minutes.

The entire experience was pleasant, especially knowing I was under the expert caré of Dr. Gerard Ee. I am thrilled to share my before and after treatment photos showcasing the skin transformation. Personally, I noticed a significant improvement in skin elasticity and hydration after the treatment.

I could feel the instant hydration boost as my skin is usually very dry. The results have been nothing short of amazing, instilling me with newfound confidence to flaunt my bare face.

Sharing photos taken after the treatment. Typically, I don’t wear makeup as I prefer a bareface look. This also allows me to observe the difference after a session of JuveLook treatment.

If you are considering this treatment, I highly recommend consulting with Dr Ee for a tailored approach that addresses your specific skin concerns. Say goodbye to dullness and hello to a radiant, youthful glow that captures the beauty of every moment.

Address: The Clifford Clinic
50 Raffles Place
#01-01 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays : 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Saturday : 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Website: https://cliffordclinic.com/

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What Are the Penalties for Common Crimes in Singapore?

Singapore’s legal system is often considered to be an outlier among Commonwealth countries because of its strict law enforcement and arguably severe penalties for infractions that would be non-issues elsewhere. For instance, jaywalking, not flushing public toilets, and even being naked in your own flat within view of onlookers can all result in a swift arrest. It can be said that this unique approach to maintaining public order underscores the city-state’s commitment to upholding societal norms and ensuring a safe and harmonious environment for its citizens. 

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In this article, we’ll explore some of the penalties for common crimes committed in Singapore, shedding light on the rationale behind such stringent measures and their impact on the city-state’s legal landscape.

Why Is Singapore So Tough On Crime?

A lot of this strictness has to do with the young country’s prosocial ideals which tend to place the good of the community over individual rights. Singapore is not the only country to have so-called communitarian values but it is arguably the one that has taken these ideals the furthest, at least, within the realm of Western-style parliamentary democracies.

With that understanding, it’s easy to understand why Singapore’s laws put seemingly inordinate effort into maintaining public cleanliness and order while also offering harsh penalties for crimes that could conceivably harm others. Most Singaporean citizens and likely a handy majority of expats probably wouldn’t want it any other way. Singapore’s strict system has resulted in the country enjoying extraordinary levels of public safety, which has been a huge boon for both the economy and the quality of life in the city-state. 

What Crimes Are Common in Singapore?

Singapores’ public order does not mean that there are no crimes committed in the country. Nonviolent crimes like scams and cybercrimes are common in Singapore. Traffic offences that also fall under criminal law are, likewise, commonplace. Petty thefts also happen from time to time. 

Unfortunately, foreigners as well as young, troubled locals often run afoul of local laws, particularly the ones we’ll discuss in this article. As in most other countries, ignorance of Singaporean laws is not a viable defence, and those who commit these common crimes may find that the city-state offers few exceptions and little room for leniency. Mandatory (i.e. non-negotiable) sentences are also commonplace for many offences.

Fortunately, if one needs a criminal lawyer in Singapore, one will find that there are plenty of options available to them. Let’s examine some of the more common crimes committed in the city-state and the typical accompanying penalties:

Property Crimes

Trespassing, pickpocketing, and vandalism are some of the more common crimes in Singapore. Imprisonment and fines are the typical punishment for these, with the severity largely dependent on the scale of the offence. Caning, administered on the offender’s bare buttocks, is typically reserved for serious crimes.

Traffic Offences

Traffic offences that result in death, injury, or damage to public property are covered by Singaporean criminal law. Drink driving is a particularly common crime, at least, by Singaporean standards, with accompanying mandatory penalties of up to SGD 10,000. Jail time of up to 12 months can also be meted out in some circumstances.

Sexual Offences

Singapore enforces strict laws regarding sexual conduct, particularly concerning minors. Engaging in sexual relations with individuals under the age of 18 or facilitating prostitution can lead to significant prison sentences and fines. 

Outrage of Modesty

Singapore’s “Outrage of Modesty” law prohibits any form of assault or use of force intended to violate an individual’s modesty. Offenders may face a combination of imprisonment of up to 3 years, fines, and caning for violating this law. Foreign male travellers should take care to not run afoul of this law, especially in nightlife and public transportation settings.

Drug Crimes

Singapore’s legal system has very little tolerance for narcotics-related crimes. Notably, it imposes a mandatory death penalty for individuals convicted of trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, 250 grams of methamphetamines, or 500 grams of cannabis. Those found guilty of trafficking amounts under these thresholds will almost certainly be penalised with long jail sentences.

Attempted Crimes

Singaporean law also imposes penalties for individuals who attempt but fail to commit offences. Convicted offenders can face similar punishments to those for completed crimes.

About Legal Assistance and Notification

Unlike many other legal systems, Singapore does not provide defendants with legal assistance except in capital cases. If you’re arrested in Singapore, you do have the right to a lawyer. However, the right to speak to counsel is not legally activated until after you’re interrogated by police or already charged in court. 

Fortunately, your family members and other contacts may still get legal advice before your right to counsel becomes active. If you’re a foreign national, you may ask arresting authorities to notify your embassy so you may have access to support during your ordeal.

Staying on the Right Side of the Law

As the old joke goes: Singapore is a “fine” city. Singapore’s uniquely robust legal system has created one of the safest societies on earth, but it does demand that residents and visitors have some prior knowledge if they want to avoid committing crimes. Looking up the most frequent offences and the accompanying penalties should help individuals navigate Singapore and its legal environment safely and responsibly.

[SG EATS] Experiencing the Fusion of Indian Charm and French Elegance at Bombay Brasserie, Singapore

Nestled in the heart of South Beach Avenue, Bombay Brasserie is a culinary gem that seamlessly marries the sophistication of a Parisian brasserie with the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine. Bombay Brasserie is the brainchild of the esteemed Taj Hotels Group, a name synonymous with hospitality excellence.

Since its inception in 1982, Bombay Brasserie has expanded its footprint across the globe, with celebrated outposts in London, Cape Town, and Dubai. Now, it graces Singapore with its unique concept, offering a refreshing take on fine-casual dining.

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As you step into this enchanting space, you are greeted by opulent gold accents, plush red seats, and a meticulously set table, reminiscent of the classic French dining experience. However, what sets Bombay Brasserie apart is its infusion of Indian elements – from stylish green lamps to murals depicting scenes of Mumbai, adding a touch of tropical allure.

My friend and I had the pleasure of indulging in a delightful dinner at Bombay Brasserie recently. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Nilesh Ambedkar’s expertly curated menu beautifully intertwines traditional Indian and French culinary delights.

Bombay Brasserie-Pana Puri

Our evening began with a complimentary plate of papad, breads, chutney, and French butter, followed by an exquisite serving of pana puri.

Bombay Brasserie-Aloo Papdi Chaat

Starting with the Aloo Papdi Chaat, a refreshing combination of potatoes, yogurt, tamarind, and crispies, we were immediately impressed by the crunchy textures and vibrant flavors.

Bombay Brasserie-Seekh Kebab

The Seekh Kebab, made with goat’s meat and served with pickled vegetables and mint chutney, pleasantly surprised my friend. She isn’t typically a fan of goat meat but found the dish flavorful and not at all gamey.

Bombay Brasserie- duck confit

Next, we had the Duck Confit Phulka Roll. As you take your first bite, the succulent duck confit enveloped in a soft and fluffy phulka unleashes a symphony of rich, savory notes.

Bombay Brasserie- Scallop

Moving on to mains, the Grilled Scallops with pea mousseline showcased the restaurant’s innovative approach to classic French cuisine, offering a delightful fusion of flavors.

Bombay Brasserie- Our butter chicken-1Bombay Brasserie- Our butter chicken

Our Butter Chicken served with barista pulao and laccha paratha, presented a unique twist on the traditional dish. This dish offers a slightly sweeter flavor profile that appealed to our palates. The laccha paratha proved to be a perfect accompaniment to the rich and creamy butter chicken.

No dining experience at Bombay Brasserie would be complete without sampling their selection of creative cocktails, inspired by the colonial era. From the sophisticated allure of “The Cantonment” to the refreshing flavors of the “Colonial Favourite,” each drink was expertly crafted to complement the bold flavors of the cuisine.

In conclusion, our experience at Bombay Brasserie was nothing short of exceptional. From the memorable starters to the innovative mains and impeccable service, every aspect of our dining experience surpassed our expectations. We’re already planning our next visit to explore more of the menu and indulge in the culinary delights that Bombay Brasserie has to offer.

Address: Bombay Brasserie

26 Beach Road,

B1-23/24/25 South Beach Avenue

Singapore 189768

Tel: +65 6980 7163

Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/singapore/bombay-brasserie/

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[SG EATS] 8-Hands Cantonese Heritage Showcase at Man Fu Yuan Restaurant | InterContinental Singapore

Step into a realm where tradition meets innovation, where the essence of Cantonese cuisine is celebrated in a contemporary symphony of flavors. Man Fu Yuan, the esteemed Chinese Fine Dining restaurant at InterContinental Singapore, proudly presents its second edition of the highly anticipated 8-Hands showcase: ‘Echoes of Canton: Honouring Culinary Heritage.’

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From April 1st to April 30th, 2024, indulge in a gastronomic adventure unlike any other as four masterful chefs – Pang Lu Tin, Fok Wing Tin, Peter Tsang, and Man Fu Yuan’s resident Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan – join forces to curate an unforgettable dining experience. Drawing inspiration from the golden era of Cantonese cuisine, these culinary virtuosos will take you on a journey back to the nostalgic flavors of the 70s and 80s, reimagining classic dishes with a contemporary twist.

Here are the highlights from the limited-time menu dishes:

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant InterContinental Singapore-Echoes of Canton

Beginning with Appertizers, we had the Chilled Lobster paired with Chicken Salad by Chef Pung Lu Tin, Chilled Mini Lotus Roots marinated with Orange Jus and Green Sichuan Peppercorn by Chef Aaron Tan and Spinach Roll filled with Seaweed and Tobiko, accompanied by Siracha Aioli by Chef Peter Tsang.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant-Braised Seafood Bisque with Fish Mouth, Bamboo Pith by Chef Fok Wing Tin

As the meal progresses, savor indulgent soups that pay homage to Cantonese culinary traditions. We had the Braised Seafood Bisque with Fish Mouth, Bamboo Pith by Chef Fok Wing Tin. It offers a light, comforting essence, perfectly balanced with a delicate yet satisfying texture.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant-Crispy Cod Fish Stuffed with Caviar by Chef Peter Tsang

Experience the tantalizing flavors of the Crispy Cod Fish Stuffed with Caviar by Chef Peter Tsang. This dish offers a symphony of tastes, with the crispy exterior of the cod fish giving way to succulent, tender flesh within. Each bite is elevated by the luxurious burst of flavor from the caviar, creating a harmonious balance of richness and delicate seafood essence that tantalizes the palate and leaves a lasting impression of indulgence.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant-Chef Aaron Tan's Wok-fried Venison Cube

Chef Aaron Tan’s Wok-fried Venison Cube with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Black Pepper Sauce served in claypot presents a captivating blend of tastes. It harmonizes the robust essence of venison with the aromatic notes of ginger and lemongrass, all heightened by the piquant allure of black pepper sauce.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant-Braised 18-19 Head Dried Abalone by Chef Pung

Braised 18-19 Head Dried Abalone with Giant Grouper Skin, skillfully prepared by Chef Pung Lu Tin. This dish offers a taste sensation that is unparalleled, with the rich umami of the dried abalone perfectly complemented by the delicate essence of the giant grouper skin.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant- Chef Peter Tsang's Wok-fried Crispy Rice

Indulge in the savory delight of Chef Peter Tsang’s Wok-fried Crispy Rice with Prawns, Mushroom, and Scallion. This dish tantalizes the taste buds with its expertly crafted combination of flavors and textures. The crispy rice offers a delightful crunch, serving as the perfect canvas for succulent prawns, earthy mushrooms, and aromatic scallions.

Man Fu Yuan Restaurant-Warm Roasted Peanut Rice Cream with Superior Red Bird's Nest

Leave space for dessert as Chef Aaron Tan introduces his Warm Roasted Peanut Rice Cream with Superior Red Bird’s Nest, a luxurious conclusion that harmonizes sweetness and richness flawlessly. This decadent treat tantalizes the palate with its comforting warmth and indulgent textures. The roasted peanut rice cream envelops the palate in a cozy embrace, while the addition of superior red bird’s nest adds a touch of opulence.

For those who appreciate the intricacies of Cantonese cuisine or those craving an exceptional dining adventure, the 8-Hands Cantonese Heritage Showcase at Man Fu Yuan guarantees an unforgettable dining experience.

Secure your reservation today and prepare to be transported on a culinary voyage through the ages, where the fusion of tradition and innovation is celebrated in every dish.

Address: Man Fu Yuan Restaurant

 80 Middle Road

Level 2 InterContinental Singapore,

Singapore 188966

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday      12:00PM-3:00PM | 6:00PM-10:00PM

Website: https://singapore.intercontinental.com/dine/man-fu-yuan

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[M’SIA TRAVELS] A Traveler’s Guide to 7 Places To Go in Ipoh | Malaysia

Nestled in the heart of Malaysia, Ipoh is a city that effortlessly combines rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty. From stunning murals and historic lanes to mystical cave temples and bustling flea markets, Ipoh has something for every type of traveler. In this travel guide, we’ll explore seven must-visit attractions that promise to make your journey to Ipoh an unforgettable one.

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How To Get There

If you’re departing from Singapore, you have the option of either catching a one-hour flight to Ipoh or opting for a bus journey, which typically lasts between 7 to 10 hours, subject to traffic conditions.

How To Travel Around Ipoh City

You might opt for renting a car or using GRAB services to navigate the city. GRAB can be a convenient option for solo travelers or smaller groups. However, if you’re traveling with a group or elderly family members, you might prefer private transportation services that offer full-day services. You can make reservations here.

Sightseeing Places Around Ipoh:

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  1. Mural Art Trail: Embark on a visual journey through the city’s streets adorned with captivating murals. The Mural Art Trail showcases the artistic flair of local and international talents, depicting scenes that tell the stories of Ipoh’s past and present. Wander through the lanes and alleys to discover these vibrant and Instagram-worthy artworks that add a splash of color to the city’s charm.
  2. Visit Concubine Lane: Step back in time as you wander down the historic Concubine Lane, a narrow alley with a fascinating past. Lined with quaint shops, cafes, and street vendors, this cultural enclave offers a glimpse into Ipoh’s early days. Explore the unique architecture, indulge in local delicacies, and uncover the tales of Concubine Lane’s intriguing history.
  3. Visit Cave Temples: Ipoh is home to several magnificent cave temples, each with its own unique charm. Explore the intricate cave structures adorned with religious artifacts and statues. Perak Cave Temple and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple are two notable examples that provide a serene escape from the city hustle, allowing you to appreciate the spiritual and natural beauty of these sacred spaces.
  4. Visit Limestone Cave: Venture into the depths of Ipoh’s limestone caves for a surreal experience. Gua Tempurung, one of the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia, offers guided tours that cater to different levels of adventure. Marvel at the stalactite formations, underground rivers, and spacious chambers, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring wonders of nature.
  5. Visit Miner’s Tunnel & Tasik Cermin: Embark on a unique adventure by exploring the historical Kellie’s Castle and the fascinating Miner’s Tunnel. Discover the tales of the tin-mining era and stroll through the picturesque Tasik Cermin, a hidden mirror lake surrounded by lush greenery. This tranquil spot provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
  6. Sunday Flea Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by visiting Ipoh’s Sunday Flea Market. Held weekly, this bustling market offers a diverse array of goods, from antiques and handicrafts to local snacks and souvenirs. Engage with friendly locals, hone your bargaining skills, and uncover hidden gems as you explore the lively stalls lining the streets.
  7. Ho Yan Hor Museum: For a dose of cultural and historical insight, visit the Ho Yan Hor Museum. Discover the origins and legacy of the famous herbal tea brand, Ho Yan Hor, and gain a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese medicine. The museum provides an interactive experience, allowing visitors to explore the brand’s evolution and its impact on health and wellness.

Ipoh, with its blend of history, art, and natural wonders, offers a diverse range of experiences for travelers seeking an authentic Malaysian adventure. Whether you’re captivated by the city’s street art, exploring ancient caves, or indulging in local markets, Ipoh promises a memorable journey filled with cultural richness and enchanting discoveries. Plan your trip to this charming city and unlock the secrets that make Ipoh a destination worth exploring.

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