Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hearty Chinese Lunch in KL | Jeff Lee Kitchen Sungai Buloh

There are so many restaurants in KL area. Only true local guides like our foodie friend Leslie knows where to get good and cheap eats, especially during CNY. This is throwback to our lunch meetup at Jeff Lee Kitchen on Chor 10 of CNY 2020!

Jeff Lee Kitchen 鲜味馆
Lot 4133, Jalan Perkhidmatan U19, Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor
Opens daily except Thursdays 10am–3pm,

It can get really crowded at mealtimes. So head there either before or after usual times. They do accept reservations though. Even though there were plenty of indoor air-conditioned seatings, by 12noon, they were all filled up and people were already queuing up for table availability.
Jeff Lee offers most of the common Chinese cuisines, but we think the following 3 dishes are must tries. Their portion is fairly generous, please order modestly.

Stir fry kuay teow.

Fragrant rice noodles fried with just enough heat called "wok hei" before it burnt , combined with bite sized kailan and egg. Very simple ingredients but each mouthful spelled contentment. The dish didn't need bombardstic ingredients to make a statement. A classic done elegantly. Definitely make the dieters bend their rules.

Fish porridge.

Fresh grouper fish slices hidden in a densed rice porridge. The broth is sweetened by the freshness of the fish. Sprinkled with chopped spring onions, this pot of gold is the ultimate comfort food. Baby Bing and Yi easily downed half of the pot in no time. If only every meal time was as easy as this!

Roast duck

Being great fans of roast duck, we would say this is one of our favorite spot! Thick and juicy duck flesh with crispy golden skin. It retains its natural flavor without the dipping sauce. However, when mixed with sweet plum sauce, it neutralizes the oiliness well.

Besides having a hearty meal, we were lucky to meet the God of Fortune again! This time by Maggie. Didn't win the grand prize but we were all blessed by auspicious Ang Paus.

The price is of course very reasonable at RM91 only-- to feed 3 adults and 2 children..

The followings are our verdict:
Value for money 5/5
Taste 4.5/5
Service 4/5
Cleanliness 4/5
Comfort 4/5

Stress management using dietary supplements | ATX 10Plus

This day and age is all about speed and efficiency. Because of the advent of Internet, the expectation is a lot higher. The same goes to healthcare professional like me. Lots of educated patients come to us with health information gathered over the internet. So we have to keep up by continuous medical education and attending conferences. This makes healthcare management decisions highly stressful.

This is me looking tired with the constant post call look (before I started ATX 10 Plus)

The following tips are how I deal with stress

1. Efficient time management
2. Eat well - focus on fresh produce
3. Drink lots of fluids
4. Limit caffeine, salt and sugar
5. Avoid alcohol
6. Stop smoking
7. Good skincare regime
8. Me time!

At the cellular level, combating stress means blasting it with loads of antioxidants. Antioxidants stop radicals from damaging cells which cause the cells to die resulting in the ageing process. Even though there are many super foods out there, to get enough dosage to achieve the antioxidant effect require supranormal amount of food which is simply not practical.

The following are the active ingredients in ATX 10 Plus which is a powerhouse of antioxidants. They are mainly sourced from Japan and France.

Extracts of mixed berries-Blueberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Red grapes, Elderberry
Taking a sachet of ATX 10 Plus is akin to having a mixed berry feast without the hassle of preparing a gigantic fruit bowl. The amount of vitamin and minerals provide an instant boost to the body- strengthening the immune system, replenishing the nutrients and rejuvenating the body.

A week into consuming ATX 10 Plus. I felt much more energetic and my skin was glowing. Same top with same hair style for easier comparison.

Inulin- a starchy substance found in many plants such as wheat, onions and bananas. It is not digested. Instead it goes straight to the bowels and is used directly by the good bacteria to grow in order to improve digestive problems. It also refrain the production of fat in the body.

Hydrolysed collagen- this is the most absorbable form of collagen sourced from cod fish. Collagen production dwindles with age. Supplementation is essential for skin, hair and bone health.

Astaxanthin- a red pigment called carotenoid derived from algae, it is a superb antioxidant and boost the immune system. It also improves energy level and reduces fatigue.

Registered under Nutraceutical food class, ATX 10 Plus is classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). This means that it doesn't contain any hormone or drug. GRAS is a United States Food and Drug Administration designation that a substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act food additive tolerance requirements. More information about GRAS is found here. Besides that, ATX 10Plus is also produced under the strictest and hygienic condition abiding by MESTIHACCP and GMP regulations.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

After 20 days, I'm in love with the tasty treat which boosts my energy level and immune system as well.

ATX 10 Plus is a great supplement and is suitable for those who are highly stressed with very little time to consume big amounts of fruits and vegetables. It's suitable for most people except those who have chronic illnesses especially kidney, liver and heart failure, expecting and breastfeeding mothers as well as those take regular prescription medications. Even though marine collagen is of the highest quality, those allergic to fish and seafood must refrain from taking it. Having said that, ATX 10 Plus is definitely a shortcut to boost general wellbeing.

Interested to try? Get onto their official Facebook page now!

ATX 10 Plus

Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Apothecary baby and adult skincare products | Herbbies Care Series Review

Skin is the largest organ in the body. It covers most of the external surface of our body and acts as our first defense against invading bacteria, harsh chemicals and pollutants. Therefore, healthy skin is not just for the sake of maintaining a great appearance. But it is also to safeguard our health in general. Born in a family with atopy ( a medical term to describe an inherited trait of having sensitive skin, nose and airways), I am always open to apothecary skincare products such as Herbbies.

Herbbies is founded by Malaysian, uses Malaysian herbs of premium quality harvested from an organic farm in the state of Selangor to produce skincare products with medicinal properties. We had the opportunity to try out the Care Series. The Care Series consist of 2 oils-- the facial and body oil, as well as the treatment oil.

The oil bundle came in the mail on the same day Bing boy came home with his hand painted necklace using macaronis from his play school. 

The main active ingredient in the Care Series is Vernonia Oil aka bitter leaves. Originally found widely in South Africa, bitter leaves are known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions and are used for its medicinal properties. When used in Skincare Products, it helps to dampen inflammation and relieve itchy rash.

Other essential oils used in the Care Series include grape seed oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil. These oils are known for their properties in hydrating the skin, as well as nourishing the skin with vitamins and minerals. Herbbies products do not contain harsh chemicals such as paraben, alcohol and steroid which can irritate sensitive skin or make skin thinner and bruise easily. It is 100% vegan friendly.

How to use Herbbies Care Series?

Put a few facial and body oil droplets onto the palm and rub into warm oil. Apply the oil onto the sensitive skin areas then massage gently to facilitate absorption. As for the treatment oil, simply roll onto the affected areas and use the roller or hand to gently massage the oil in. As these products are not tested in children younger than 3 years old, Herbbies does not recommend usage in toddlers and infants. Otherwise, breastfeeding and expecting mothers can use it safely provided the product is not applied to the breast in case the baby accidentally ingests the oil.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

Baby Yi joins Mommy Yingzangel for his first debut YouTube video

Oils for external use like the Herbbies series should also be tested against allergy before use. Especially for those with a history of allergy. Try it on a small area in an inconspicuous spot such as the upper inner arm 24hours beforehand. If there is no reaction, it is safe for use. I did use the Herbbies Care Series oil for baby Yi who is 1year plus. He has dry and sensitive skin. Any insect bite will result in blisters and an exaggerated area of swelling and redness which with scratching, often leaves behind pigmentation and scars. So far, the oil is quick to apply, fast to absorb and mess free. It relieves the itch, moisturizes his skin and dampens the inflammation. It gives off a faint woody scent which also calms him.

Look at how interested baby Yi is to the oils.

If you are interested , visit Herbbies website to find out more!
Official website

Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Top Kuantan shellout and cheese naan | D'King Corner Restaurant

Seafood is popular in Kuantan as it's a coastal area. We get an abundant supply of fresh water fish and prawns as well. Shellout restaurants, just like Ikan Bakar restaurants, mushrooms around Kuantan. This time round we would love to introduce everyone to D'King Corner Restaurant.

D'King Corner Restaurant
47, Lorong Padang Permai 43, Kampung Padang, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang
+60 14-967 5130
Opens 7am to 12am Tuesdays to Sundays
2pm to 12am Mondays
Facebook page

For the past 1.5 years, Puan Lina and her family has worked very hard to please their diners. The restaurant is easy to find next to Shell petrol station with clean and airy indoor seatings.

Shellout for 4

This was a celebration of fresh seafood in a sticky spicy sauce-- prawns, squids, bamboo clams, flower crabs, green mussles and lala clams with broccoli, capsicum, sweet corn, carrot, green peas and onions. Absolutely heavenly and was finger licking good.
Definitely a crowd pleaser and a reason to add more servings of rice (cheat day!).

Cheese Naan with mutton curry

Soft and fluffy naan bread pieces were baked in a tandoori oven by being slapped against the sides.

When cooked they peeled off automatically. Added with mozzarella cheese and herbs, this was the best naan we had for a long time. Bing boy easily had half of it.

The mutton curry had thick and fragrant gravy. It went extremely well with the flat bread and cheese. There was no gamey taste at all and the meat was so soft and tender that it just melted in the mouth. Other options were chicken and beef curries.

Steam barramundi fish in lime.

Extremely fresh and soft fish steamed to perfection in a generous bed of celery, lettuce, tomato, chilli, onions, coriander, lemongrass and ginger. I must say not many Malay restaurants can cook steam fish so well.

Boba teas!

These beverage cooled down the heat from the chili very well because of the milk and ice content. Boba teas usually can't be found in this type of Malay restaurants too. We had Boba fresh milk caramel and milk tean with tapioca pearls. Tasted as good as the 'branded' boba teas from other franchised outlets at half the price tag. Can always consider to custom order a less sweet version.

Besides that, D'King Corner Restaurant also offers various stir fry dishes,as well as simple fried rice/noodles. Tandoori chicken is available too! It has something to suit everyone's taste buds.

So this is our verdict!
Tastiness: 8/10
Cleanliness: 8/10
Comfort: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Location: 6/10

Add D'King Corner Restaurant to your to try list! If you think it's a bit too far from the town area, they are opening a branch tomorrow for their cheese naan fans at Lepak Luu along Jalan Beserah next to Tan Chong Nissan. Cant wait!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

CNY family Cuti Cuti Malaysia | Genting Highlands half day trip

We took our CNY leave in 2 smaller chunks over 2 weekends this year to accommodate our babysitter's overseas trip. Wondering where to have some fun despite the gloomy Wuhan virus pandemic. So we decided to brave the weather to visit Genting Highlands again.

One can choose to drive up the highland or Park and Go. We decided to park at Genting Premium Outlet/Awana Skyway's undercover multilevel car park. The rate was about RM5/hour though- kind of pricey as our parking ended up with RM20.20 with 10% touch and go surcharge.

Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (GPO)
KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Opens daily 10am-10pm
03-6433 8888

After layering ourselves with an extra jacket, socks and closed shoes, we were ready to brave the weather. The children were genuinely excited to ride a gondola up to Resorts World Genting (RWG). Each standard gondola could fit about 10 people comfortably. It was raining so the ride was fairly windy and misty. Nevertheless it was a good 10 minutes spent. A round trip cost RM16/adult. The management was concerned about visitors' health as many hand rubs were ready for use in both GPO and RWG. There were also thermal scanners are the entrance of the gondola station.

As we were already peckish at arrival, we headed straight to Morganfield's Sky Avenue.  We frequent Morganfield's for their great service, short waiting time and attentive staff.

Morganfield's Sky Avenue Genting Highlands
Level 1 (towards Arena of Stars)
Opens daily 11am
03-6101 1699

These were our orders:

Mini platter for 2 (Captain's catch)
- half a slab of roast pork ribs, 2 slices of battered fish fillet with tartar sauce, garden salad with lemon vinaigrette, 1 original sausage, 1 black pepper sausage and a serve of fries.
- We would say it wasn't mini at all! Juicy and sticky ribs marinated to perfection and roasted until it just melted in our mouths.

Mac and cheese from the kid's menu
- Rich cheddar cheese sauce, chicken slices, brocolli florets, steam sweetcorn and fries. These are all time kids' favorites and can never go wrong.

Small sides
- fried calamari rings with crispy tempura on a bed of garden salad and salsa.

After a sumptous lunch, a short stroll brought us to a chanced family portrait session with a tiger mascot. Yi was simply amazed by the life sized mascot.

Zipping up our jackets, we ventured to Metro City when the drizzle came to a halt. Lucky us, we managed to bump into CNY dance performance with Ang Pau giving by the God of Fortune.

Metro City
Level G, SkyAvenue Genting – entry below Bona Cinemas

On the way down to pick up our car, we spent some time shopping and having a cuppa at GPO. I must say they have good bargains for branded stuff all year round. Food and beverage service was at a similar price tag as KL City.

Look at how engrossed the children were watching a movie in Cotton On kids.

This CNY we managed to meet the "God of Fortune" thrice- at Genting Highlands, Desa Park City and Jeff's Kitchen. Maybe it's a sign that we will do well this year? Huat ah!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Top Malaysian CNY menu- how to feed 15 people using 1hour of cooking

Chinese New Year is a time to feast and celebrate. But are you running out of ideas what to serve your family and guests? Hopefully my post will give you some ideas how to satisfy the hungry stomachs. Without losing your mind over planning and cooking the meals.

Lousang is a good appetizer. Just head to any supermarkets to get a set of lousang ingredients-- it's a combination of crunchy crackers, preserved ginger & carrots, peanuts and sesame. Drizzled with sweet plum sauce, it's a crowd pleaser. It's meant to be tossed and mixed together using chopsticks while uttering CNY greetings such as Gong xi fa cai, huat ar. Just for a good omen.

Some additional healthy ingredients that one can add include salmon sashimi, shredded pomelo, julienned carrot/radish/purple cabbage and even Mandarin oranges. Home made lousang sauce can mean mixing sugar free peanut butter sauce with a small amount of sweet plum sauce.

Steamboat is also very simple to prepare. Precook a pot of soup -- can simply blanch a whole chicken into a pot of water, add in some Chinese cabbage and cut carrots for extra sweetness. I used my Russell Taylor pressure cooker and preset to 5mins pressure. The beauty of this is that I don't have to monitor the cooking and it's automatically kept warm until use. Involve helpful family members such as an enthusiastic eldest boy to wash and prepare fresh ingredients like prawns, red fish/salmon slices, chicken slices, fishball, crabstick, noodles, egg, tofu and green vegetables. Add some tomyum paste or cube in a separate pot for extra variety. Before meal time, just prepare some soup and heat it with a portable stove/hot plate to cook the ingredients. Get some fun cooking together with great bonding time.

The blanched chicken meat can then be sliced and plated as a meat dish. Dip in some home made sauce (fry minced garlic with thinly sliced onion, minced Bentong ginger, minced coriander, some Bentong soy sauce and sesame oil). Garlic chilli sauce will do as well. Serve with some fresh lettuce leaves from our home garden to add some fiber and vitamins. This sauce can also be used for steam prawns with sliced ginger.

One more trick is by catering/prepurchase some cooked dishes-- good choices would be roast chicken, roast whole duck, roast pork (can be served as it is or stir fry with celery or leek), braised pork belly with yam slices. Even Buddha's temptation can also be pre-ordered and froze beforehand-- it's a pot full of sumptous ingredients like shark fin (most are imitated using vermicelli nowadays), fish maw, abalone, shitake mushroom, ham, scallop and sea cucumber. Just reheat for some instant yumminess.

As we celebrated CNY in North Pahang area, we also had the opportunity to feast on the King of fruits from the local estates-- Musang King, Udang Merah and D24. My favourite being Karak Organic Durian.Not to mention juicy jackfruit from the local Sungreen Farm. Alleviate the "heatiness" of the fruit savouring coconut freshly plucked from the tree!

Hopefully this gives you enough tips to satisfy the cravings and hunger pangs this CNY!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Home away from home | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Review

About a month ago, I was very honored to be able to join the World's first Congress on Fall and Postural Instability coorganised by Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine and British Geriatrics Society. I am a fulltime general physician working in a tertiary hospital, aspiring to be a full-fledged geriatrician soon. During the 5 day congress, I brought my boys to stay at Mandarin Oriental.

Mandarin Oriental is located strategically just within the KLCC park compound. It is therefore, within walking distance of about 5 minutes to the conference venue (KLCC), as well as KL Suria shopping center. This is the real KL center. At night, an easy stroll will bring us to the KLCC park lakeside which has complimentary water fountain show.

KLCC park also features one of the largest christmas trees in the country every December. Lots of instagrammable moments etched into the memory.

Night time around the area is still bustling with life. We explored Marini's on 57 which is a rooftop bar at KLCC Suria on level 57 serving alcoholic beverage, overlooking the KL twin towers. A great way to spend a few hours enjoying a sip and some snacks.

Mandarin Oriental itself is the epitome of comfort and luxury living- a real home away from home. There is a cosy fireplace with homey yet elegant christmas decorations at the lobby. All guests who signed up to become Fans of MO will also receive a complimentary box of chocolates.

Every morning, those who are in a rush can grab some complimentary coffee (a semi-auto coffee machine with choices of latte, cappuccino and espresso), a bottle of fruit juice, a fruit with a muffin on the go. I thought the management is really thoughtful about that.

The room is spacious with a fluffy King-sized bed and pillows, just opposite to a decent flat screened TV. The lounge area is completed with an office desk and a cosy couch.

Instead of bottled mineral water, the MO group is environmentally friendly by providing RO water in glass bottles which gets changed during room service. Other facilities included tea and coffee making facilities, wardrobe, safe, bathrobes and mini fridge.

The bathroom is in marble, hidden behind wooden doors which opens fanning outwards just like the doors of a wardrobe.

Breakfast service started at 6.30am every morning. The spread has a good variety of Malay, Arabic, Indian, Chinese and Western cuisines. From the Malaysian staple like nasi lemak to chicken rendang, one can also find mouthwatering croissants and danish, as well as North Indian delicacies, various yoghurt and cheese. It has something to offer to different taste buds. Even my choosy eldest boy has fun picking his breakfast for 5 days.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

This is what I would grade my experience staying at MO hotel!
Comfort 4.5/5
Cleanliness 5/5
Hospitality 4.5/5
Location 5/5
Food 4/5
Price 4.5/5

I would like to say it's great for both work and leisure. The place to rest for a pair of tired feet.

Mandarin Oriental

How to get the glowing look this CNY? | Magika Wellness Products

CNY is just around the corner and I have been in such a holiday mood! But recently stresses at work and the start of a new school term mean that I have very little me time. I have been so exhausted and dehydrated causing skin breakouts and comedones. Gulping down my meals with little time to consume enough water also make my stomach feels bloated and constipated.

The answer to these problems are simple-- get back into the routine. Sleep early. Drink lots of water. Consume high fiber food such as oats, fruits and vegetables like papaya, apples and green leafy vegetables. Avoid smoking and alcohol. But I only have 1 week before CNY arrives!

So these Magika products came just in time to my rescue.

Magika Green Coffee

A coffee lover, I know I have to restrict caffeine intake to 1-2 cups a day. Luckily, Magika green coffee (sourced from Vietnam) contains unroasted coffee beans which means that it contains less caffeine. Besides that, other ingredients like hoodia (from South Africa), Chia seeds (from Chile) and spirulina(from Korea). These superfood contains antioxidants and are rich in fiber, alleviating indigestion. Using fructose, it slows the blood sugar rise for people. For those who have chronic illness, it's better to consult your healthcare professional before trying though. (Magika green coffee is certified to be free of heavy metals and pathogens)

Magika Argan Cleansing Flakes (MACF)

CNY celebration period means more dress ups and dolling ups. Removing makeup is very important to avoid impurities from clogging the pores. MACF is made from 100% natural ingredients like Argan oil, rose essential oil,aloe  vera, honey, lemon, arnica flower and witch hazel. These makes  the cleansing flakes multifunctional- cleansing , hydrating, acne busting, anti-ageing and provides some UV protection. It's also easy to bring around when we are on the go visiting friends and relatives.

Magika official website

Wishing everyone a great celebration ahead!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

How to maintain a healthy diet and weight with Homemade CNY cookies in Kuantan

CNY is approaching! Red lanterns are everywhere and people are handing out red packets. Good food is a must during CNY as well, especially CNY cookies. But how to make sure the waist lines won't be bursting out of the new clothes? These are a few important tips from Dr Yingzangel how to enjoy CNY cookies healthily.

Portion is definitely the key. Instead of finishing half a can of cookies a time, try to spread out to 2 cookies in one go and fill yourself up with a glass of water each time (avoid calorie loaded beverage). Take only good quality food. More does not mean healthier. Instead, consume cookies baked from freshly made ingredients and fillings which often mean homemade instead of mass produced ones.

Try to get more helpings of protein, fresh salad and fruits comparing to fried food or carbohydrate. It helps to fill the stomach for longer to avoid excessive snacking. Also try to stick to your usual sleeping time because late night supper and snacking is notorious for weight gain! Instead of being a couch potato, stand and walk around more this CNY to burn some calories.

This is why I only buy homemade CNY cookies from trusted bakers! These are my secret stash for CNY 2020!

The varieties include
-pineapple tarts
- dark chocolate cookies
- white chocolate cookies
-peanut cookies
-semolina cookies
- almond florentine

All homemade, less sweet and fresh! Healthier but taste equally mouthwatering. Order to make. Not only are they great for our own consumption, they are also awesome gifts for family and friends. 2 cans of cookies fit into a festive box with a convenient handle.

Drooling already? Contact 0189187377 to get your very own healthy CNY cookies.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Christmas at Genting Highlands

We were finally at Genting Highlands last Christmas. It's rare for us to stay out during festive seasons because a good tip to travel with young children is to avoid excessive crowd. And it's definitely ask our first time spending Christmas in Genting!

Since we started the journey late morning, we reached Gohtong Jaya just in time for lunch.

Chuan Kie Restaurant 全记小菜馆
Goh Tong Jaya, 29-30, Jalan Jati 1,
69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
03-6100 1151

Gohtong Jaya is a popular lunch/dinner spot. It's full of eateries for those who are looking for a sumptous meal without having to splurge. Chuan Kie is one of the must tries if you love Chinese cuisine.

Our lunch menu was
-Braised noodles Hokkien style had a rich caramel gravy, full of the fragrance of fried pork lard and was definitely my children's all time favourite.
-Steam catfish was fresh and the flesh was tender that there was no need for too much flavouring. But the price was a tad high.
-Enoki mushroom tofu was a comfort food. Tofu cubes fried to golden, drizzled with a thickened gravy cooked with julienned carrot and enoki mushroom.

Another half an hours drive and we have reached the largest hotel in the world-- Genting's First World Hotel! This complex also housed Malaysia's only casino, a huge shopping complex, as well as an indoor theme park. The range of food and beverage options was huge- from fast food outlets to high end dining such as the only Burger and Lobster in Malaysia. It is conveniently linked to 2 other hotels by a series of escalators. Bing and Mr husband ventured into the Snow World and had lots of fun playing toboggan but even the boy who really loved the cold had to give up feeling cold despite wearing the additional winter gear provided.

We were here mainly for the outdoor Christmas decorations. It's not easy to find as signage could be confusing. The tip was to follow the direction heading to the Arena of Stars. There was a giant snow globe for people to take photo in (free of charge), outdoor ice skating rink, a real-sized double decker bus (replica of the famous London bus) and lots of food trucks.

First World Plaza
69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Our energy was spent by the end of the day. We decided to stay in this newer hotel chains called G-luxe which was about 15minutes drive away from the First World complex.

G-luxe by Gloria
1, Jalan Ion Delemen,
69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

The Executive Deluxe room at G-luxe was comfortable and spacious with a King sized bed, flat screened TV, a lounge and a small kitchen area with complimentary Aristo coffee and packet drinks. Other facilities included kettle, fridge, safe box and rain shower.

Their breakfast buffet was only at RM35 per pax (start charging for children aged 4 and above). There were a few non conventional options such as dumplings stuffed with chives, fried chicken pao, braised chicken feet along with other standard spread including bread, cereals, Rendang chicken, baked beans, noodles and rice porridge.

After breakfast, it was swimming time! The indoor heated swimming pool was so welcoming to the cool weather with a children pool, an adult pool and a jacuzzi. Be careful not to spend too much time though because the heat can easily make people light headed.

For us who had very energetic children, the indoor playground was such a welcoming place. There was a ball pit, slide sets and a gigantic xylophone. It was clean and neat. We were happy for Yi and Bing to crawl and roll around. They were equally excited.

The 3 main hotel complex under the Gloria group was connected via Sky Garden with lots of instagrammable spots and was definitely a must visit as well!

That summed up our free and easy Christmas 2 days 1 night trip at Genting Highlands. It was definitely family friendly and a great getaway.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt