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Sandakan Food Festival – Happening this August 2017!

Have you caught wind? The first ever Sandakan Food Festival is finaly happening this August from 26th August to 2nd September 2017. It will be a 8 days celebration of food at Festival village and throughout Sandakan. For more details follow them on their Facebook @sandakanfoodfestival for more updates. The Festival will kick off with 4 days of fringe event and continue ...

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Local burger joints in Kota Kinabalu

By Mona Coretti Lee Burger will always be everyone’s comfort food regardless of their age. That blissful feeling when you take the first bite into the soft bun cover with that fat juicy tender patty with cheese oozing out – Heavenly indeed.  If you love burger and constantly searching for places to explore despite of ending up with fast food ...

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Dining in the Sky Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Dinner In The Sky MalaysiaDinner In The Sky will be coming to Kota Kinabalu this August at Sutera Harbour. This will be their first appearance in East Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is endorsed by Sabah Tourism Board and will be co-sponsored by Sutera Harbour Resort for a month, with two dinners served daily in the ...

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Venice’s Gastronomy by Chef Daniele at Ferdinand’s, Sutera Harbour

Ferdinand’s, The award winning Restaurant at Magellan Sutera launched the Venice Gastronomy by Chef Daniele. Born in Venice Mestre, Chef Daniele joined Sutera Harbour Resort in 2013, bringing with him his amazing cooking talent and his charming persona to Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Restaurant. Explore the flavours and taste of Venice with their exquisite semi-buffet dinner of authentic Italian appraisers, ...

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10 Korean Restaurants to Explore in KK

bintulu korean restaurant

Kota Kinabalu is a well-known vacation destination among Koreans. There are more and more Korean tourists coming over to KK for vacation. There are also a sizeable Korean community in Kota Kinabalu and they operate restaurant serving specialties from their country. Here are some of the Korean restaurants in KK. The Gaon (Muslim friendly restaurant) The Gaon is one of ...

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Where to celebrate birthday in Kota Kinabalu (non Hotel)

Tavern Kitchen & Bar

by: Mona Lee Celebrating a birthday in Hotel can be pricey and come with requirements. If you are planning to celebrate your birthday other than in Hotels aroundKK, here are the suggestions of places for you to consider. These restaurant and café are suitable for Kids and adult’s birthday celebration and offer good ambiance and cozy environment for gathering and ...

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Bazaar Ramadhan at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 2017

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu’s Bazaar Ramadhan, the city’s best-loved and most renowned Berbuka Puasa buffet, continues to engage diners with the introduction of a new perspective at Latest Recipe, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant. The hotel’s Bazaar Ramadhan buffet attracted more than 10,000 diners from all walks of life throughout last year’s Ramadhan month.  The buffet draws inspiration from the much-loved ...

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5 Food Trucks in Kota Kinabalu you should try now

by: Mona Coretti Lee Food trucks are slowing expanding its trend here in Kota Kinabalu. And recently, KK Food trucks bazaar was organized at AM PM Kolombong and most of the food trucks are invited. All of these food trucks will only gather on Friday starting from 4pm onwards. As DBKK currently restricted food trucks to operate at Tanjung Aru ...

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Berbuka Puasa at the heart of Kota Kinabalu at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa’s Café TATU welcomes the holy month of Ramadan with an array of sumptuous and delicious buka puasa treats for guests during the fasting month of Ramadan 2017 Throughout the fasting month, Café TATU will offer guests a variety of local and international traditional delicacies during its buffet dinner. Guests will be spoilt for choices: ...

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Sandakan Food Festival 2017

Foodies rejoice this August as the first ever Sandakan Food Festival will be held over 8 days from 26th August 2017 to 2nd September at Bandar Kim Fung, at the open carpark next to Yu Yuan school. We travel extensively to Sandakan over the past few years to discover the many wonderful foods at Sandakan and excited to know that there will be a festival ...

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First Sandakan Food Festival 2017 open for registration

The first Sandakan Food Festival (SFF), themed Oceans, Land and Forests, will serve a culinary selection that is uniquely Sandakan, and Sabahan.; gathering traditions from Chinese, Malay, Kadazan-Dusun, and more ethnic styles of cooking. The festival will be spread over 8 days, from the 26th AUGUST to 2nd SEPTEMBER, spread over the Merdeka holidays, and attract both local visitors from ...

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TaukehFish – Fresh seafoods!

Hidden inside Kepayan area is a fish expert selling fresh seafoods to the neighbourhood and friends. They operated from their home and more like a private kitchen where they serve the freshest seafood available daily homecooked style. It’s better to call before visiting to check what seafood they served on the day you visiting as the seafood is seasonal and very ...

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TAPAK – Kuala Lumpur Food truck park

Looking for food truck in Kuala Lumpur? Head to TAPAK Urban Street dining which is located a stone throw away from Petronas Twin Tower between KLCC and Ampang Park LRT station. If you are driving, there are an open car park located right beside TAPAK. TAPAK opens from 6pm to 12am during weekdays and 6pm to 1am during weekends, serving ...

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Tapai – The rice wine of Sabah

Tapai or lihing, made from fermented rice is the favorite drinks of Sabahan. Tapai are usually served during  KadazanDusun celebration and rites. The difference between Tapai and Lihing is Tapai is usually made from brown rice which produces less water while Lihing is made using pulut (sticky rice) and fermented for 3 months which produce lots of water (lihing) The tricks ...

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Ramadan sungkai buffet Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan 2017

Have a wonderful Ramadan for muslim friend and for those looking for places to break fast in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. Check out the Ramadan sungkai buffet offer by Hotels in Kota Kinabalu area. DreamTel Kota Kinabalu RM60 nett per adult and RM30 nett per child at DreamTel Cafe Available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 June 2017 onwards. ...

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Penang Food Trip and Food fun at Penang International Food Fest April 2017

After our previous visit to Penang  http://www.sabaheats.com/penang-foodcation-food-heaven/ we are back again to Penang for the 1st Penang International Food Festival and more foods! We stayed at The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang which located strategically alongside Jalan Magazine.  There are 415 hotel rooms inclusive of suites at The Wembley, Penang. As we arrived late at night, we are delighted to find that ...

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Hilton Kota Kinabalu Stay-in Review

Hilton Kota Kinabalu finally open its door in January 2017. The first Hilton in Kota Kinabalu featuring 305 guestrooms and suites, restaurants and bar, spacious rooftop pool and 13 function and meeting spaces. Hilton Kota Kinabalu is located in Asia City district where there are few seafood restaurants located and near to major shopping malls and tourist spots. Some of the key ...

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Duck King Cuisine Food Promotion at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Renowned Taiwanese chef Dr. Eddie Liu is in Kota Kinabalu for a two-week Duck King Cuisine food promotion from April 21 to May 4, 2017 at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. The food promotion will feature culinary creations by Liu, who is the Director of Culinary Arts of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei. Guests will have the ...

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Oodles of Noodles – The many types of noodles in Sabah

by: Cassey Ashley Sua If it’s noodles you’re craving, look no further because the Malaysian Bornean state of Sabah has got you covered. Whilst Sabah is known for being culturally rich accompanied by panoramic sights, it also offers a wide variety of unique noodle dishes which will leave you spoiled for choice. With Chinese migration into Sabah (previously North Borneo) ...

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Night market in Bangkok you must visit in 2017

With the launching of Smile Thai Airways from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, a trip to Bangkok take only 3 hours. Bangkok is famous for its shopping and foods and the best way to shop around s visiting the open market around the city.  Bangkok is famous for its Chatuchak weekend market but it’s too crowded and hot especially in the ...

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Thai Smile Airways To Fly Direct To Kota Kinabalu From Bangkok

THAI Smile will on March 26 start operating regular flights to Kota Kinabalu, capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, the fourth ASEAN destination to be flown by THAI Smile. The flight from Bangkok to Kota Kinabalu will take 3 hours 20 minutes. Thai Smile Airways operate from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and with the launched of BKK – BKI route, Kota Kinabalu citizens ...

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Hilton Bangkok Sukhumvit – A stylish hotel in the heart of Sukhumvit

After spending few days in Bangkok. We spent the last day of our trip at Hilton Bangkok. The Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel is ideally located on Soi 24 in Bangkok’s trendy Sukhumvit district. The hotel is only 5 minutes walk from Phrom Phong BTS station, Emporium and The EmQuartier shopping malls. Check in As we entered the hotel, it felt so welcoming ...

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Arrives in Kota Kinabalu

Hilton Kota Kinabalu announced the grand launching of 305-room hotel located in the center of Sabah’s capital city on 18th March 2017. An urban melting pot of Southeast Asian culture, Kota Kinabalu has emerged as a growing resort destination for local and international travelers alike due to its unparalleled access to Borneo’s pristine beaches, rugged mountain ranges and incredible biodiversity. Hilton ...

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Well Hotel Bangkok – Well worth the value

Located in the heart of Sukhumvit,  Well Hotel Bangkok is within a walking distance from the BTS Skytrain, the MRT subway, The Emporium shopping mall, The EmQuartier and Terminal 21. The hotel is very well-connected as it provides easy access to different areas in Bangkok, Central Embassy Shopping Centre, MBK, Siam Paragon, Silom and Sathorn business districts. CELEB-RATE to celebrate ...

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