Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sam and Elsa- First Generation White Tiger Cubs Born in Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park

Sam and Elsa are the pride of Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park as they are the first generation of white tigers born in the park by existing white tigers Samson and Asha. Other than sharing my nationality, these 4-month-old cubs also share my adorable character! 😂 Kidding! These tigers are way too cute not to be seen. You really have to catch them before these babies are all grown up.
Sam and Elsa's first public appearance!
The sight of these majestic cats in the capacity of medium-sized dogs are just too cute! Plus, their endearing behavior will make you melt in an instant. Catch a glimpse of them during the Walk & Hunt in the Wild campaign happening at Sunway Lagoon this school holidays.
Let's warm up before the hunt!
The Walk & Hunt in the Wild campaign is a wonderful opportunity to get an organic breath of nature and wildlife. In the form of interactive scavenger hunt, the list brings you from one end of the park to the other tirelessly. Just when I thought I have outgrown visits to zoos and animal parks, the Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park made every fibre of my being excited again!
All ready to hunt for the animals
Enter the Wildlife Park
Begin the edutaining journey by registering at Tigerland at 1.00pm and Wildlife Theatre at 3.30pm (on a first come first serve basis) and collecting the Scavenger Hunt Kit which includes an activity booklet, postcard map, hand sanitizer, Cadbury 5 Star chocolates and exclusive Sunway Lagoon redemption coupon. Upon completion of the hunt, guests will be presented with a certificate of participation at Rimba.

Whether you are a child or grown-up, this is a refreshing way to break from the urban monotony right here in the city of Petaling Jaya itself. Look what were my encounters that day!
Need not wait long to see the tiger babies!
Elsa has sparser stripes on her forehead who loves sneaking from  behind and eager to explore new things and people
Sam has denser stripes on its forehead with a playful and affectionate side
Very convenient Elsa!
Sam looks at his sister relieving herself
Sam endearing himself to Dr Eve
Parent white tiger to Sam and Elsa
White lion being so generous with his appearance
Mufasa staring straight into my camera!
Despite sleeping for an average of 20 hours a day
Strictly no tapping on the glass and using flash lights during photography.
This will cause distress to the animals.
A perfect pose for the eager visitor!
Wakanda forever! Black panther
As tempting it may be, do not put your hands inside the cage and do not touch the animals
Some animals roam freely amongst humans. So, make it a safe place for them by not chasing or touching them
Hello Raccoon!
At the aviary
Birds of  all sizes can be spotted
Perched handsomely for some admiration
See if you can spot the mandarin ducks
Flamingo enclosure
Restoring my organic fibers by surrounding myself in nature
Catch the performance of the aborigines at the Wildlife Theater
Energetic and entertaining
This bird demands respect for its country!
Interactive animal show
This parrot scores in basketball!
Snake massage if you dare
FAMFun package is available at RM390 for 2 adults and 2 children or 4-To-Go package at RM456 for 4 adults

For more information please call Sunway Lagoon at 03-5639 0000, visit or log on to

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Celestial Feast @ Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur

When Chinese New Year reunion calls for a celestial feast of good fortune and luck, the Celestial Court Restaurant at the Sheraton Imperial will not disappoint. Lavish meals made with sheer culinary expertise and premium ingredients can be found at the Sheraton Imperial's grand Chinese restaurant which was voted as the Best Chinese Restaurant at Time Out KL Food Awards 2012.
At the Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial
The grand pillars of Sheraton Imperial
Adorned with artifacts and exclusive art pieces, the Celestial Court exudes grandeur and oriental elegance from the Chinese dynasties. Also be assured that service by staff are of top standards, catering to every need of guests. Their private rooms are set up with opulence and are sure to meet your celebratory dining standards to impress VIPs and loved ones.
The Celestial Restaurant's exclusive layout
Private dining rooms
Prosperity Norwegian Salmon Fish Yee Sang served with crispy shredded treasure, snow pear and plum dressing
Yee Sang, a dish too imperative to be excused during Chinese New Year in Malaysia, is served in 4 specially crafted styles by Chef Ho Boon. Ingredients reflected good knifing skills as they were julliened finely contributing to the enhanced taste of the yee sang. With ingredients proportioned well and good wishes uttered, get ready for an auspicious toss!

Celestial Court Luxurious Lou Sang with Sliced Abalone 
RM209 nett half portion, RM418 nett whole portion

Norweigian Salmon Fish and Snow Pear in Traditional Apricot Plum and Pickled Vegetable
RM139 nett half portion, RM278 nett whole portion

Prosperity Smoked Duck Yee Sang served with Crispy Shredded Treasure and Plum Dressing
RM109 nett half portion, RM218 nett whole portion

Prosperity Fresh Fruit Yee Sang served with Plum Dressing
RM109 nett half portion, RM218 nett whole portion
Good wishings and auspicious words by staff from Celestial Court
Ready for a good year!
Braised Seafood Soup with Bamboo Pith and Asparagus (RM68 nett per person)
Warming up our tummies is Braised Seafood Soup with Bamboo Pith and Asparagus. The congealed concoction of savoury seafood with the crunch of bamboo pith and green asparagus makes an assuring prelude to the rest of the dishes.
Enjoying goodness of soup
Executive Chinese Chef, Ho Boon helms the kitchen at Celestial Court
Crispy Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs (RM102 nett for half and RM204 nett for whole)
Chef Ho Boon takes pride in presenting the Crispy Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs. The kitchen dedicates close to 10 hours preparing the toothsome dish. Crackling crispy duck skin caps every cut of tender duck meat that just sends bliss to the palette.
Unforgettable taste when paired with plum sauce
Deep Fried Pomfret Fish with Sweet and Sour Strawberry Sauce (
Strawberry is not only a pretty dessert in Chef Ho's kitchen. The sweet and sour fruit contributes to the mouthwatering tangy sauce doused over deep fried pomfret. Indeed a refreshing twist from the regular sweet and sour ingredients as the fruit's fructose seep into the fish.
Steamed tiger King Prawn with Black Vinegar Garlic Sauce (RM148 per portion)
Freshness of tiger prawns is brilliantly flaunted by a careful blend of white and roasted garlic steamed with tactful amount of vinegar. The combination of seasoning keeps it well flavoured yet simple enough for the seafood's natural sweetness to unfold.

Braised Sliced Abalone with Conpoy and Lion's Mane Mushroom with Seasonal Vegetable
The gentle dish of vegetables is not to be underestimated. Lion's mane mushroom is braised till the right texture accompanied by sapid dried seafood, abalone and scallops which upped the dish's appeal.
Braised Five Grain Rice with Diced Chicken and Conpoy in Abalone Broth (RM56 nett per portion)
Being the penultimate dish, there is usually not enough appetite for rice. Chef Ho however, made this dish easily welcomed in abalone broth. The seafood broth recreates salivation among us to gobble our portion up. 

Hot Sweetened Eight Treasures in Almond Cream
Dessert in the Celestial Court is always something to look forward to no matter how well-fed we were from the dishes before. The smooth almond cream is ground from scratch in the Chef Ho's kitchen and accentuated with traditional Chinese goodies like wolfberries, lotus seeds, lily bulb, snow fungus, dates, aloe vera and longan. This bowl of sweet indulgence will even impress eaters who are not familiar with almond milk.

Fragrance of almonds made an indelible impression 
Deep Fried Chinese Brown Sugar Cake (Nian gao)
Soft Chinese Brown Sugar Cakes deep fried with light batter gave us just the right snack to wind up our chatting over the hearty 9-course meal.
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside
Celestial Court offers 4 exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus:

Heavenly Treasure Set 
RM2088 nett for table of 10 persons
Golden Fortune Set
RM2388 nett for table of 10 persons

Stellar Prosperity Set
RM2688 nett for table of 10 persons

Golden Prosperity Set
RM2888 nett for table of 10 persons

These exclusive prosperity 9-course set menus or a-la-carte selection is available during the Chinese New Year from 15th Jan 2018 until 2nd March 2018 for lunch (12 noon to 2.30pm) dinner (6.30pm to 10.30pm) 

Special Chinese New Year ala-carte premium dim sum will be available from 10th Feb 2018 till 23rd Feb 2018. Private rooms are available on 1st come 1st serve basis.

Not to be missed is the spectacular Lion Dance performance which will take place at 10.00 am on February 20th 2018 at the lobby of Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Elegant decoration at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
For further inquiries or table reservations at Celestial Court, call 03-27179900 ext 6933
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