Home' micenet eMag : micenet August September 2015 Contents SAIL BEYOND THE HORIZON, PARTY LIKE NEVER BEFORE
IN LANGKAWI, KEDAH.
Envision partying on a floating platform amidst the Andaman Sea as
breath-taking skies and calming waves project the reflection of
tranquillity as far as the eyes can see. Amidst this soothing ambience,
the scene comes to life! Groove on through the evening as the DJ spins
the smoothest beats and celebrate with teammates under the stars.
If partying in the middle of the sea is one of the main highlights, then
living on water will make the perfect sanctuary for an opulent private
escape. Stay on exclusive water villas cradled by soft and calming
waves against the spectacular views of the sea, truly a redefinition of
island living. Elevate the indulgence factor up a notch, select award-
winning hotels and resorts for the itinerary such as The Datai
Langkawi, the Four Seasons Langkawi, and Tanjung Rhu Resort.
Fancy having nature bound activities? Hop on board the Lili Marleen
for a mesmerising sunset sail on a regatta adventure whirlwind race
sailing across the Andaman Sea or journey down a lush mangrove
river for a glimpse of exotic wildlife species.
Another definite must-experience – traditional ‘Kampung’ or village
life. Do what the locals do, have a celebratory feast called ‘Kenduri’
and be immersed in the hypnotic aromas of local dishes and
fascinating authentic Malay village setting.
From open fire grilled meats, barbequed seafood to freshly harvested
tropical fruits and local salads – Langkawi is nothing short of
extraordinary when it comes to tantalising the taste buds with local
delights. Remember to sample ‘Kuala Perlis’ Laksa, a mouth-watering
rice noodle soup dish and a smorgasbord of delectable savoury bite-
sized snacks and sweet desserts called ‘kuih’, popular among the locals.
Complete your trip with duty-free shopping and local handicrafts.
INDULGE IN CULTURAL LUXURY, EXPLORE LIKE NEVER
BEFORE IN GEORGE TOWN, PENANG.
Heritage and traditions go hand-in-hand in this part of Malaysia, which
is one of the main reasons George Town earned its UNESCO World
Heritage site status. Trishaw is the best way to explore heritage trails.
Encounter street art at almost every other corner while being amazed
by the enchanting allure of the city’s colonial past and centuries’ old
traditional craftsmanship. Along the journey, stop to take up a
challenge of weaving a pair of dainty Nyonya beaded slippers, or
practice patience and steadiness by making traditional Bakul Siah, or
lacquered baskets, both unique heritage of the Perakanan culture.
Witness how master artisans meticulously handcraft enchantingly
fragrant sandalwood joss sticks that ‘cleanses the soul’, colourful
Chinese paper lanterns and intricate dough figurines.
If appreciating George Town’s majestic architectural landmarks
conjures nostalgia, then stay right in the epicentre of this awe-inspiring
city. Grandeur is an understatement when it comes to checking in to any
of the delicately restored historical buildings such as the opulent Eastern
& Oriental Hotel. Currently trending in popularity are artistically refurbished
yet rustically sophisticated boutique hotels. Check out Cheong Fatt Tze
‘Blue’ Mansion, Seven Terraces, Macalister Mansion, 1881 Chong Tian
Cultural Hotel, just to name a few. Either way, staying in these legacies is
a perfect setting to relive the city’s glorious bygone era.
There is no such thing as going hungry in Penang, Malaysia’s food
capital. Be spoilt for choice at Gurney Drive, an alfresco dining
gastronomic hotspot of Malay, Indian, Chinese, and Nyonya delights.
Must-tries are Char Koay Teow (fried rice noodles), Assam Laksa, Mee
Udang, Nasi Kandar, then Cendol for dessert. It is no surprise the city
was named Lonely Planet’s “Top Culinary Spot for 2014”!
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LIKE NEVER BEFORE
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