D’ Place Kinabalu Plaza Shell – Sabah Local Kadazan-Dusun cuisine

D’Place previously located at Kepayan Perdana which is inconvenient for tourists and guests. They take the bold move to Plaza Shell which located at the center of Kota Kinabalu City. The new D’Place Kinabalu at Plaza Shell offer much bigger space than the previous outlet. The previous outlet feel more “authentic” while the new outlet offer much more comfortable experience. ...

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Where to celebrate Father’s Day 2016 in Kota Kinabalu

Father’s Day falls on June 19 and hotels and restaurants everywhere are offering buffet brunches and set dinners galore.  Our list of restaurants celebrating Father’s Day will ensure dad is filled with good foods and cherished family memories Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Celebrate Father’s day at Cafe Tatu with a selection of delectable cuisines during buffet dinner. If you feeling a little traditional this ...

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Ramadan street food – Wonderful flavours celebrating the best of nature

  By Justine Cheng More than just nasi lemak, grilled fish, curry puffs, popiah and penjaram (a traditional Sabahan cake), the varieties of Ramadan street food serves not only to satisfy our palates but also gives us the feeling of eating at the home of our favourite aunt. The food at the Ramadan markets is CAPTIVATING, scrumptious…an event that everyone ...

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JM Mookata Thai BBQ Steamboat, Marketplace 88

We always asked by our friends, where is the best steamboat in Kota Kinabalu. As a steamboat lover, we sadly didn’t even know any place in Kota Kinabalu which serve good steamboat. We hate steamboat buffet offering around Kota Kinabalu as the ingredient is not fresh and most importantly is does not taste good. We were looking for place for ...

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CAMACA Imago Mall – Malaysia’s first flagship shop

Invited review CAMACA, means, “C” initial such as chocolate, coffee, ice-cream, cake, and cookie; A means Grade “A” products, “MA” denotes motherly love. CAMACA started from a cocoa farm in Taiwan. The company develops assorted chocolate confectioneries and maintains its products to be organic, homemade and low calories. They are bound to become the new chocolate trend with exquisite taste and low burden on ...

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Tavern Kitchen & Bar, Imago Mall

Invited Review Too many restaurants, where I live in Sabah, have shown that the quality of food has not previously been the sole factor in determining whether a restaurant is good or popular. Most conversations around the Tavern Kitchen & Bar begin with its decor. To step into the Tavern is to step into Kuala Lumpur based designer Ben Firdaus’s ...

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Penfolds wine dinner with Patrick Dowling

Winecellars, the biggest wine importer in East Malaysia recently organized a wine dinner featuring Patrick Dowling, Penfolds ambassador at Peppino, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa on 19th May 2016. The dinner is part of Winecellars 20th years anniversary celebration. beautiful settings at Peppino   Menu of the day. 6-course meal pair with wines from Penfolds   From left: Patrick ...

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5D4N Seoul Travel Guide

There is currently direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Seoul by Jin Air. The other cheapest method to visit Seoul from Kota Kinabalu is by Air Asia x connecting at Kuala Lumpur.  Direct Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Seoul take 5 hours 15 minutes. Seoul time is 1 hour faster than Malaysia time. The most important Apps you ever need when ...

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Food Hunt: Pasar Inanam

Pasar Besar Inanam (Inanam wet market) has been around for many years but many people didn’t know there is a food court at the 2nd flood. There are about 10 food stalls at the non halal section, serving kon lou mee, porridge, Tuaran Mee and laksa. The food here are generally cheaper than coffee shop. Tuaran Mee only selling at ...

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Ramadhan Bazaar at Kota Kinabalu 2017

Ramadhan 2016 start at 6th of June 2015. Happy fasting for our muslim friend and lets buka puasa with roti John, murtabak, Nasi Lemak, Kueh and much more at some of the best Ramadhan bazaars around Kota Kinabalu. Lets celebrate this holy month together and show our Sabahan spirit. 🙂 View Bazar Ramadan Location in Kota Kinabalu in a larger map ...

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Penfolds ambassador visit to Kota Kinabalu

A Special visit by Patrick Dowling, the Penfolds ambassador on 19th of May. Winecellars bring to you a special opportunity to participate exclusive wine dinner at Peppino, Shangri-La’s tanjung Aru Resort & Spa on 19th of May 2016 and wine and food tasting on 20th May 2016 at Giant Citymall.  For reservation, please contact Winecellars at 088-327925 Spend RM500 and above on ...

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Kota Kinabalu City Food Trail Map

Kota Kinabalu City food trail, our improved version of Kota Kinabalu City food map using poll result from Sabah Food Award 2015 is out now. We work with Sabah Tourism to print out this special map for food lover looking to experience local foods at Kota Kinabalu City centre. Limited copies of the map are available at Sabah Tourism Office.   ...

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Guide to Kaamatan

KAAMATAN FESTIVAL The word Kaamatan is derived from the root word tomot, a Kadazandusun term for “harvest”. Kaamatan refers to the paddy-harvesting period, which involves a series of traditional rituals culminating finally with the Magavau and commemorative Moginakan Kaamatan (Harvest) Festival, in honor of Huminodun, the sacrificed Ponompuan — Daughter of Kinoingan (God). The Kaamatan Festival is an annual event ...

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Mosaic Cafe @ Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Mosaic Cafe Located adjacent to Shenanigan’s Terrace Bar and operated by Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. To cater for the coffee lover around Kota Kinabalu, Mosaic Cafe now serve Lavazza coffee and have their own in house Barista! Mosaic Cafe facing Segama. Perfect spot to people-watch on the busy street. New in-house barista at Mosaic Cafe, Mr Alden Kuan preparing for the rainbow. ...

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Experience Sabah trip – Tagal Tinopikon, Tuaran Beach and Kundasang Trip

What places around Kota Kinabalu you will recommend your visiting friends and family? Together with my family from Kuala Lumpur, we visited few local places around Kota Kinabalu during our 5 days 4 nights trip. Our trip consists of local foods, beach and mountain experience.   Tagal Tinopikon Park  – Experience Local village foods and play with fishes Location: Located alongside Donggongon ...

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Desa Cattle Farm

Desa Cattle Farm is the “must visit” place when visiting Kundasang. Des Cattle Farm located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu offer one of the most scenic views of Mount Kinabalu. The scenery is breathtaking and the cool breeze makes us feel relax away from all the stress. The Entrance fee is RM5 per adult. The road leading to the farm ...

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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu announce Nagisa Japanese restaurant’s new Gyuniku Set

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu proudly presents a brand new dish at its Nagisa Japanese Restaurant.  Crafted by Chef Kenny, the Gyuniku set is an appetizing and healthy beef dish that will delight taste buds and deliver many healthy benefits. The Gyuniku set uses Australian Wagyu, a well-marbled, high-quality beef.  The thinly sliced Australian Wagyu is topped with bonito flakes to create ...

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Pick N Pay 10th outlet open at Plaza 333

Pick N Pay, favorite shopping store for Kota Kinabalu citizens open their 10th outlet at Plaza 333, Kobusak Commercial Centre on 22d March 2016. The new outlet introduces new corner such as sandwich bar, cake counter and boost the biggest seating area among Pick N Pay outlets. New corner for wine and beer will also open at later date Pick ...

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Sizzling hot meal at Sizzle, Plaza 333

Looking for sizzling hot food? Now you can get it at Sizzle Plaza 333. Their signature dish is Nasi Lalap and Sambal Udang serves on a hot plate. Sizzle by Rasa Bahagia is formerly known as Restoran Rasa Bahagia, located at Center Point Sabah & Kompleks Karamunsing.  Clean, simple and bright interior at Sizzle. Sizzle is located at the last row ...

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Easy Harvest – gardening and planting

I love to plant my own plants and vegetables and till now I manage to plant chili, okra, tomatoes flowers  but it’s not easy to find herbs to plant in Sabah. I was so excited when my friend told me that there is a nursery around Penampang area selling herbs and compost soil. Easy Harvest is located beside Jalan Penampang. ...

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Twenty2 Crust Pizza Plaza 333

We heard so much about Twenty2 Crust Pizza at Tambunan and naturally when they open a new branch at Plaza 333 beside Donggongon bypass, we are excited as we didn’t need to travel to Tambunan to try their Pizza. Simple and clean layout  caesar salad with bread crumbs. I don’t like the  sauce and find it look a bit bland. ...

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