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Cutting-edge dining at Iggy’s, Singapore

A special guest post by @agentcikay one of Malaysia’s top food bloggers. She delights us with a gorgeous gastronomic experience at Iggy’s in Singapore. When someone tells you “Get ready, we are going to dinner at Iggy’s”, what this actually means is , get out your Louboutins, we are going to have the dinner of […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Angkor

Faces. Bayon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia. Read the accompanying post: The Wonders of Angkor Wat

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Opulent gastronomy in Shanghai

A special guest post by @agentcikay one of Malaysia’s top food bloggers. My latest Velvet Escape experience was in Shanghai recently, where I had the pleasure of dining at The Whampoa Club. This restaurant  is an opulent setting for Jereme Leung’s modern interpretations of traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Contemporary Chinese or Chinese Fusion are the other names […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Tokyo

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Tokyo, the capital city of […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Kuala Lumpur

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Most of us in life, […]

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Plane views: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah which occupies the northern corner of the island of Borneo. ‘KK’, as the city is locally known, has arguably one of the most beautiful locations of any city in Malaysia. It faces the gorgeous emerald-coloured South China Sea while its harbour is protected by […]

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Shop till you drop in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysians love to shop. I believe the favourite national pastime in the weekends is strolling through one of the many shopping malls. For the locals, it’s a family-outing or a way of spending time with friends. It’s also a great opportunity to people-watch or escape the scorching tropical heat outside! For tourists, Kuala Lumpur is […]

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velvet escape’s Culinary Journey: Seminyak, Bali

What: Grilled soy-glazed tuna with honey & cardamom, and served with a cucumber, avocado, red & green pepper salad. Where: Chandi, Seminyak, Bali Note: OMG! This was probably the most divine tuna steak I’ve had in a very long time. Grilled medium-rare, the texture was slightly crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. […]

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Plane views: Putrajaya, Malaysia

All flights that approach the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from the north fly over Malaysia’s new administrative capital, Putrajaya. To have the best views, I recommend sitting on the left side of the plane (i.e. row ‘A’). Located approximately 45 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya was built at a tune of $8.1 billion to relieve […]

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Old railway station in Kuala Lumpur.

Ten things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital of Malaysia, is a fascinating city that is constantly on the move. It offers stunning architecture, an amazing array of cuisines, a broad variety of shopping and an exciting and varied nightlife. Anyone planning to spend some time in Southeast Asia should have KL on their itinerary. 1. Shop till […]

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