Celebrate Love in Luxury, Elegantly with Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

1:49 pm Deelicious 0 Comments

No, this is not an invitation to you for my wedding. But I had the chance to attend a special wedding presentation by InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. 

When you are planning for wedding (especially when you don't have a wedding planner), can be such a hassle. But you can still have your dream wedding in the city’s leading luxury hotel, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, with a choice of celebrated banqueting spaces and stylish thematic wedding set-ups - because no matter how large or small the guest list, the hotel’s creative wedding planning team can help to personalise and customize to ensure guests’ weddings are a dream come true. This is what I experienced during the wedding presentation session for media.

A thematic setting, welcome your guests to your wedding.... 

The setting is designed to wow guests, the moment you sit down at your seat. Everything is personalized.
With the experienced wedding team on hand to advise on menus, decorations and mood, guests can be sure that their World of Weddings Packages including Berlian (RM2,388 nett per table, min. 15 tables), Oriental Splendour (RM2,888 nett per table, min. 15 tables), Maharaja (RM2,388 nett per table, min. 15 tables) or I Do (RM2,888 nett per table, min. 15 tables) will be a distinct expression of exclusive romantic elegance and sophistication.

This is Braised Australian Five Head Abalone, Morel Mushroom Dumplings, Farm Greens

Tao Gourmet Combination Platter

Crispy Cod with Fruit Mayonnaise Dressing in Yam Ring
Kai Lan Ginger Fried Rice with Crabmeat Glaze

Chilled Peach Gum, Pear, Snow Fungus with Red Date Syrup
Each wedding package offers a sumptuous feast prepared by a dedicated team of chefs, with a flow of soft drinks, mixers and Chinese tea during dinner, pre-event cocktails, an impressive champagne fountain and a magnificent cake for the happy couple to honour the occasion upon.

The package comes with exquisite seasonal themed d├ęcor including Splendour of Opulence (Autumn), Secret Garden (Summer), Blossoming Petals (Spring) and Enchanted Fairytale (Winter). From fresh floral arrangements for VIP tables, individual floral centrepieces for every guest table to floral decorations along the aisles, organisers are assured with a romantic and extraordinary setting. On top of that, they will have full access to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and side function room facilities.

Treat close family and friends with an artistic approach of culinary experience pioneered by executive Chinese and Red Majesti chef Wong Lian You’s style that creatively blends traditional items with a modern presentation. With 15 years under his belt, the award-winning Chef Wong constantly reinvents and creates new dishes; preferring vivid seasonal flavours and ingredients that are rich in colour and aroma set to impress discerning taste buds.

Kai Lan Ginger Fried Rice with Crabmeat Glaze (I have to say I do like this combination, I like ginger!)

Tao houses six private rooms all named after the dynasties in China - Han, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Qin which can be utilised by the guests for all kinds of purposes including the Chinese Tea ceremony with the family. Accommodating up to 100 persons, Tao offers two menu options for guests to select including eight course (RM 2888 nett per table of ten persons) and six course (RM 388. 80 nett per person).

Wedding guests are also presented with a memorable occasion from start to finish, with elegant wedding invite cards sent out beforehand, a special accommodation rate inclusive of breakfast for family and friends and stay at the Bridal suite.

Designed for different markets, the World of Weddings packages offer assorted menu options that are specially created by award-winning chefs; Berlian (Malay cuisine), Oriental Splendour (Chinese cuisine), Maharaja (Indian cuisine) and I Do (Western Buffet). To ensure a seamless and memorable wedding ceremony, guests are treated with a new menu layout featuring chef recommended cuisines, giving guests the opportunity to upgrade their menu based on their liking without compromising the food quality and presentation. The menu enhancement options are available for each course from appetiser, main course and dessert at rates between RM 70 nett and RM 550 nett per table of 10 persons.

To add a bit of international flavour to the guests’ menu, they can incorporate recipes from other InterContinental hotels around the world into their wedding menu package. Let the chefs revive personal memories into the menu flavours such as the Chinese seafood and vegetable stuffed cabbage, Thai crispy sea brass with green mango, bean sprouts and cilantro salad, or French croquembouche.

Here's more images for your reference.

This is the Tea Ceremony Room (I like that it is properly arranged and well decorated!)

VIP Table setting

This is the actual setting in VIP table

You can imagine that this will be your wedding cake and you will be doing the cake cutting ceremony here...

Taken during the media preview session

Tea Ceremony Set

Decor in the Tea Ceremony Room

Here's where "tea drinking" session will happen... with your guests or yourself seated here, I guess the pics will turn out nice!

The soup: Braised North Canadian Lobster Claw with Bird's Nest, Fish Maw in Golden Broth

Braised North Canadian Lobster Claw with Bird's Nest, Fish Maw in Golden Broth
Although I do think that if it's served warm, it will be nice, mine was in room temperature, not that it's bad but I appreciate it more when it's warm 

I am very particular with yam - I am teochew (FYI) - fish is ok, the fruit dressing is not overpowering but I see that the yam ring can be improved

The little, small touches in decor really make the dish much more appreciated!

This is a surprise to me. Apparently, I thought the gu-zheng is from audio/playback, but no... it's live from this lovely lady - I think the planner really know how to impress people! This really showcase how well the planner look into details! 

Braised Australian Five Head Abalone, Morel Mushroom Dumplings, Farm Greens - I want to thank the chef and kitchen team for presenting such beautiful plating and effort. I like the sauce, the black stripe is complementing the mains.

Experience a modest and intimate wedding reception at the Tao Chinese Cuisine, featuring a distinctive peach blossoms setting for guests to celebrate your special day with a perfect blend of authentic Chinese touch and luxury with spectacular, cloud-like inspired ceiling that grants the momentous impression of dining under the stars, some of Tao Chinese cuisine’s most distinguishable and memorable feature are the carefully selected ornate Chinese teapots that have been collected from around Asia and are displayed for guests to enjoy.

FYI, in case you need large venue to accommodate large amount of guests, the hotel’s magnificent and pillarless Grand Ballroom is the perfect wedding venue that accommodates 700 guests, while the Junior Ballroom can cater up to 210 guests, and eight separate function rooms are ideal for smaller ceremonial gatherings of 30 to 70 people.

For more information or to make a reservation, do reach out to the planners at 03 - 2782 6316/6326 or e-mail cateringsales@intercontinental-kl.com. Visit their website hereFacebook and Instagram page. 

Be deelicious,
3 July, 2016


BOTANICS | New Series of Face Wash and Face Masks with Natural Herbal Essence

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What if there's cleanser that give you natural cleansing? From the nature?

Yes, BOTANICS is inspired by the goodness of nature from the earth, Mentholatum developed a brand new facial care series called the BOTANICS that offers you not only the best skincare results but at an affordable price.

BOTANICS uses the finest ingredients with the highest quality natural herbal essences from flowers and herbs to give you the best experience which only nature can produce. Each herb and flower were carefully selected based on their unique properties to offer exceptional results.

The BOTANICS consists of four range of products namely tube face wash, foaming wash, pump wash and sheet masks to offer consumers a relaxing nature’s experience. Each of these range includes a variety of offerings to suit various skin conditions.

The Face Wash tube comes in 4 variants namely Hydra Whitening, Pore Refining, Deep Cleansing and Hydrating; the Pump Wash comes in 2 variants namely Deep Clean and Moisturising & Brightening, the Foaming Wash comes in 2 variants namely Oil & Blemish Control and Whitening; and lastly the sheet mask comes in 5 variants namely the Aloe Vera Hydrating Facial Mask, Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant Facial Mask, Rosemary Pore Refining Facial Mask, Rosehip Oil Brightening Facial Mask and Lavender for Soothing Facial Mask.

I just want to highlight that I tried both the pump wash variant (I am a sucker for cleanser, especially foaming wash!) and I have to say it is soft, clean thoroughly although may not be easily wash off as I imagine it to be but still ok for me.

It's RM21.90 for 150ml bottle, very worth it! That's like RM0.146 per ml!!!

Pump wash is certainly convenient and it controls the usage amount much more effectively. Just a pump or two, that’s all you need for a clean relaxing wash.

For the Deep Clean Face Wash, it contains Ylang-Ylang and Tea Tree Extract as the key ingredients for oil control, prevention of blemishes and it’s also soothing on the skin. It also contains other soothing and moisturising ingredients such as Cucumber and Aloe Vera, the Lemongrass scent refreshes your every wash and puts you in a relaxing mood. It’s suitable for oily and combination skin.

As for the Moisturising and Brightening Face Wash, it is formulated with Rosehip Oil that is rich in Vitamin C and Pearl Extract to help brighten, tone and improve skin’s luminosity, which is suitable for all skin types.

BOTANICS is available in Guardians. For more info, go to FB and website here. And yes, there's a video for you to watch, click here. :)

Be deelicious,
2 July, 2016


Canon EOS M10 X Rilakkuma | Do more with your #ToyTravel!

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I might take Rilakkuma everywhere I go.... #love
Are you part of the Nui-Dori trend? I do see some of my friends who travel alone, accompanied with their toy! ToyTravel is a trending way to travel, and Canon is partnering with the much-loved Rilakkuma! It inspire creativity among social media users and avid, big fans of travelers and photographers alike. Interestingly, you can now have Rilakkuma as your next travelling companion with Canon’s special edition EOS M10 box set, bundled with a limited edition 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy! Like the one I have (ok, maybe mine is slightly bigger! Took it at event...)!

The Canon EOS M10 X Rilakkuma is your next big travel buddy!
So if you might be interested to know what exactly is ToyTravel, it is the art of photography where toys imitate life. It’s common for social media users to inject creativity and fun into their everyday adventures with a preferred animated object – from a figurine in a bowl of cereal, to a stuffed toy strapped into an airline seat; the possibilities are endless. Now with the Canon EOS M10, they are empowered to share stories of their travels and adventures through high quality photos.

Sandy Lee, Senior Marketing Manager for Consumer Imaging and Information Division of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd said that:

Combining Rilakkuma, a popular character, with Canon EOS M10, the lightest camera in the compact series, we hope to bring ToyTravel to every fun-loving social media user and photographer out there and make their next travel adventure a more memorable one. With the sleek and chic EOS M10, users will be able to capture superior quality photos and videos for sharing on social media platforms.
The all-new Canon EOS M10 X Rilakkuma!

Credit to Anis for taking this shot for me!
The EOS M10 is the newest addition to Canon’s EOS M range of high performance mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. As the most compact and lightweight in the series, EOS M10 is the perfect camera to bring along on all types of adventures! With its large 18.0-megapixel APS-C sensor and fast Hybrid CMOS AF II system, users can now capture excellent quality photos of spontaneous moments with no more missed opportunities.

Macam jumpa kawan lama! LOL!
Designed for perfect selfies, the Self Portrait mode features a one-touch beautification shortcut that offers a skin smoothing effect. Its Wi-Fi feature also allows seamless sharing on multiple social media platforms. With optional jackets (sold separately) in a range of striking colours such as classic Navy, a sweet hue of Pink, whimsical Aqua and monochrome Border, you can now style and customise the camera according to your personalities.
Oh well, you can see we are such a FUN bunch of bloggers!

Rilakkuma appeared at the launch! So cute!

One final shot with Rilakkuma!

Jom pergi holiday and lepak dengan Rilakkuma! Need to get more shots with the new Canon EOS M10!
And here's some TVC for you to see how cute is Rilakkuma and why you should get it as your travel buddy!

So yes, if you are keen, better get the limited version box set FAST!

Canon #ToyTravel Photo Challenge!
Together with the introduction of the new EOS M10 Rilakkuma box set, Canon has also launched a ToyTravel photo challenge. Participants are required to incorporate different contest themes into their photos and the winner of each theme stands to win an EOS M10 kit (EF-M15-45mm) along with a 24cm Rilakkuma plush toy. To join, simply: 

  • 1. Follow @CanonAsia on Instagram or Canon Imaging Asia on Facebook, and
  • 2. Take a picture according to the theme using your favourite toy with the hashtags #EOSM10Rilakkuma and #toytravel, post them on your Facebook/Instagram profiles
  • 3. Remember to set your profile/post to public

There will be a total of three themes for this contest and you will have one month to capture the perfect ToyTravel photo for each theme. 

Deadline extended to 8th July!

#ToyTravel Challenge 2 theme released! Chillout Activity is the theme!
The first theme was announced on 6th of June and the first winner will be revealed at the end of the month. For more details, please visit this site*Promo valid for a limited time only. Availability differs according to your country so check out your local retail outlet for more information! T&C here.

Be deelicious,
1 July, 2016