Monday, March 28, 2011

Hotel De Art - Malaysia 1st Theme Art Hotel

Always look for hotel which look fancy or with theme? Here in Hotel De Art, you will find different art themes room such as Fairy Tales,Zen, Gaga, Natural, Mystical , Post European style, Majestic China or even Superstar?? Total 34 different of room available for choice. Rooms rates from RM88-188 for family room.

Strategically located in Section 7 Shah Alam 5 minutes drive from Klang, 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and 40 minute from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), this beautiful hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers.

The famous I-City, Blue Mosque, The Shah Alam Sports Complex, Extreme Park, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Bukit Cahaya Agricultural Park and world-class golf courses located nearby are ideal for recreation. It is also a perfect lodging place for visiting friends and families of students from UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA), UNISEL (Universiti Selangor) and other institutions nearby.

Enjoy a cup of traditional coffee by Hailam Kopitiam located just in front of the hotel. Mini markets (My Mydin, 99 Speedmart) and Bukit Raja JUSCO Shopping Center are just around the corner to cater to every need.

Hotel De Art is easy to locate and you may refer to this map for details location:

For more information of Hotel de Art, visit

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Preparation work for Yangon, Myanmar trip

Courtesy of Myanmar Airway International, Chatrium Yangon Hotel and Malaysian Harmony, I've fly to Yangon Myanmar and enjoyed my 4D3N trip, it was a amazing trip and met lofs of friendly Burmanese people.

Visa Application:
As a Malaysian, we needs to apply Visa before going Myanmar and this can be done at Myanmar Embassy at Jalan Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

For your information, following guidelines and information will helps you if you're going to apply for Myanmar visa:

1. Submission Counter opening time is from 9:00am - 12:00pm daily while collection counter open only for 1 hours from 4:00pm - 5:00pm daily. 
2. Background for visa application photo must be white colour. Person in charge is very strict on this, please take note.
3. In order to submit the application earlier before counter close, advisable to reach the embassy by 8:45am as lots of people queueing to apply for the visa.
4. Get the application form from the counter or you can print online and make photocopy. They will only give you one original copy of form and have you to make photocopy.

Myanmar Visa requirement:
1. Original passport must be valid for minimum six (6) months from the departure date.
2. Two (2) recent passport-sized photographs (white back-ground)
3. One (1) application form
4. One (1) report of arrival form
5. Photocopy of passport.
6. Birth certificate for those below 18 years old
7. Flight & ground itinerary or confirmation - only require if you require the visa be ready in one day.

Charges for the application:
1. Normal (at least our 5 working days collection) RM 80.00
2. Urgent (at least our 3 working days collection)- Required air ticket RM 150.00

Myanmar Embassy Contact details:
Tel: 03 4251 5595/ 4455 / 6355
Fax: 03 4251 3855
Address: NO 8-C, Jalan Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

Money exchange
We can exchange Myanmar currency when arrive Yangon at hotel, travel agency but according to some information on the Web site, Bogyoke market provides better rates on the currency exchange but according to my friend in Yangon, those money charger is those Indian who will cheat you at least few thousand when changing the money without our notice.

Must bring/wear items:
1. Mosquito repellent, Sun hat, sun glasses, sun protection for your face and body, prescription medicines, insect repellent and an umbrella April to October (rain or shine).

2. Myanmar is a conservative Buddhist culture and improper dress can be offensive. Please dress with respect for the local culture. Lightweight, easy to care clothes of cotton and cool fabrics are ideal all year round. 

Shorts, short skirts or revealing clothing are not appropriate especially when visiting temples or any religious site

3. Torch light - Yangon always have power outage usually will happens for few hours in village but usually Hotel will have their own power generator.

4. Wear sensible walking shoes which can be easily removed when required. Sandals, thongs or flip-flops (available locally) are very convenient footwear.

Useful tips:
1. Hand Phones or Mobile Telephones from other countries currently do not operate in Myanmar. If you need to make a call, always there is road side public phone which will charge per call 1000 Kyats.

2. Always remember to bring neat and nice not folded US dollar, US dollar is widely acceptable in Myanmar. Other currency such as Singapore dollar, Pounds, Hong Kong dollars are acceptable in hotel as well. Credit card will be charge 7% upon payment for hotel room.

3. Only drink purified bottle water. Bottled water is readily available and some hotels provide complimentary. Carry a bottle with you throughout the day.

4. Not advisable to buy/consume road side food as the awareness of hygiene is not good in Myanmar.

5. Taxi charges from Airport to city usually will charger around USD5, pay in Kyats is possible.

4D3N Trip Yangon, Myanmar - Last jewel of Indochina

With this slogan I have won myself 3D2N trip to the breathtaking beauty land of Yangon, Myanmar.

I would like to visit myanmar because Cultural Expression Literature More than one hundred languages are spoken in Myanmar and famous as the last jewel of Indochina; because I believe and trust to travel with Malaysian Harmony; because the chosen Airlines is reputable Myanmar Airways; and lastly just because the chosen Chatrium Hotel Yangon Facing to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, where I can enjoy the great ambience which ideal for both business and pleasure

Would like to take this opportunity to thanks:
1) Economy Air ticket two (2) sponsored by Myanmar
    Airways International

2) 3D 2N Hotel Accommodation in Superior room with breakfast for
     two sponsored by Chatrium Hotel, Yangon.

3) The most important, the contest organizer Malaysian Harmory and

4) person in charge May Chiong who helps out trip
    arrangement in such short notice.

Stay tuned for my Yangon, Myanmar trip with Myanmar Airways International (MAI) and Chatrium Hotel, Yangon

7even Recipe @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Yesterday passed by a home cook recipe restaurant with unique slogan " Less sugar, Less Salt , No MSG".Went in and ordered 2 dishes, 七色白云肉 & 七色招牌豆腐

The restaurant located at Bandar Puteri Puchong next to a mamak stall and opposite Maybank. Previously this shop was rented and served Japanese food. The shop decoration is still maintained and you may see Tatami seat when enter the restaurant.



Restaurant owner was 2 womens and both of them are very friendly, upon entering the restaurant they will approach and explain the famous dishes in the shop, restaurant history and the method use to cook the dishes. The restaurant owner also mentioned that the material is freshly made everyday and Chef buy the food material every morning. The famous dishes are 七色水晶鸡, 七色白云肉 and Asam Fish.

If you like home cook meal come and try out this restaurant, definately you will like it.
Location: Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor