No Milk Bistro Tasting Session

April 25, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

No Milk Bistro Tasting Session
18 Pahang Street

24 Raffles Place
#01-15 Clifford Centre


Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm
Closed Sun



https://www.facebook.com/nomilksg/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended on separate occasions with representatives from WhiteLabel PR, Chubby Botak Koala, Purple Taste, msginginly, Her Pen And Fork, Wish Upon A Tart, SG Cafe Hopping, and Qin Loves Macaronsss.



Mixed Fish Soup & Condiments
Mixed Fish Soup & Condiments

Easter 2019

April 21, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Easter 2019

Easter 2019

Malacca Street Food - Part 2

April 20, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Malacca Street Food - Part 2


More Malacca Street Food that I've tried during other visits to Malacca, Malaysia, continuing from Part 1.

Ikan Cili Garam / Fried Fish With Chili Paste

Novotel Melaka

April 19, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Novotel Melaka
2 Jalan Melaka Raya
Taman Melaka Raya
Malacca 75000
Malaysia


http://www.novotel-melaka.com/


Comfortable, Modern, Family & Business Hotel

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Apr-2019
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Spent about MYR RM580 / SGD $190 per person.
- MYR RM580 / SGD $190 Accomodation 3D2N
- MYR RM0 / SGD $0 Room Service, Laundry, Incidentals


Nearby Attractions: Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, A Famosa Fort, Dutch Square & Christ Church, Malay And Islamic World Museum, Baba And Nyonya Peranakan Museum, Jonker Street, Harmony Street, The Stadthuys, Youth Museum & Malacca Art Gallery, St John's Hill, Mamee Jonker House, Menara Taming Sari Tower, ASEAN Cultural Park


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Laundry Service, Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, 1 Restaurant (The Square Restaurant), 3 Lounges (Lobby Lounge, Premier Lounge, Gourmet Bar), 1 Bar (Pool Bar), Cable TV, Children's Play Area, Tour Arrangement Service, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Internet Surfing, Meetings, Working Out, Swimming, Gaming, Sightseeing


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Introduction
Located about 40 minutes drive away from the Malacca international airport / Batu Berendam airport in Malacca, the Novotel Melaka is a modern, comfortable, 4-star hotel near the city centre. The convenient location to numerous attractions, medical facilities, business areas, and malls is a plus for Novotel Melaka, and the place is especially suitable for families with children, groups, and business travellers.



Ambience
Ambience at Novotel Melaka is contemporary, with a touch of elegant splendor. The high ceiling and spacious lobby, tiled with glossy marble and decked with wide lounge chairs, is both welcoming and attractive. The hallways are decently lit in warm lights, while clear signages indicate the various facilities in the hotel. However, the lifts feel slow; I usually have to wait a couple minutes or so.



Room
Rooms at Novotel Melaka are clean, comfortable, and decently stocked with amenities. The bed is large and soft, and a comfortable cushioned long chair is positioned for a clear view of the television and pantry. Internet connection via wifi is fast and stable. The bathroom is well stocked with amenities, which staff replenish daily, and is equipped with a bidet. However, the in-room chiller is small, able to store little beyond beverages and small snacks. I also wish they had brighter in-room lighting.



Food
Food at Novotel Melaka is below average to average. At The Square Restaurant, their local Malaysian cuisine is usually decently executed and tasty, but the Western options are underwhelming. There is almost no other Asian cuisine options beyond Malaysian. The desserts and pastries are alright, but you can get better elsewhere. If booking a room, skip the option to include breakfast, and head across the road to eat instead.



Service
Service at Novotel Melaka is good. Staff are friendly and can converse well, greeting and engaging guests. The only low point is peak periods during breakfast service, when the huge number of guests dining at the same time makes it difficult for staff to efficiently clear away finished plates. Otherwise, I commend staff for being helpful and efficient in most other aspects, such as fulfilling requests or displaying good knowledge of the local area.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Novotel Melaka are above average, particularly for children. They are among the few hotels to offer dedicated play areas for children, with a water play area beside the swimming pool, and a play room with a few games and toys (best to bring your own). The business centre is small but functional. The conference area and meeting rooms are clean, spacious, and well-equipped, making Novotel Melaka a suitable place for meetings. Overall, I would return to Novotel Melaka for future visits.



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Novotel Melaka 01 - Exterior Facade

Novotel Melaka 02 - Bedroom

Novotel Melaka 03 - Bathroom

Novotel Melaka 04 - Living Room & Pantry

Novotel Melaka 05 - Conference Foyer

Novotel Melaka 06 - Gymnasium

Novotel Melaka 07 - Swimming Pool

Novotel Melaka 08 - Business Centre

Novotel Melaka 09 - Children's Play Area

Novotel Melaka 10 - The Square Restaurant


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Good Friday 2019

April 19, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Good Friday 2019

Good Friday 2019

Procera Gin

April 18, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Procera Gin
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


https://www.proceragin.com/

https://www.facebook.com/proceragin/


I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Procera Gin (SGD $110 per 50cl bottle)

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 3

April 15, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Kafe Utu Tasting Session - Part 3
12 Jiak Chuan Road

Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun: 8am - 5pm (All-Day Brunch), 6pm - 11pm (Lounge & Tapas),
Closed Mon



https://kafeutu.com/

https://www.facebook.com/kafeutu/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session, but I did pay the standard price during subsequent visits.
Attended with representatives from Chubby Botak Koala, Purple Taste, Little Tiny Sun, Epicurious Caniggia, msginginly, With Rachelle, Her Pen And Fork, and The Arctic Star.



Liberian Charred Aubergine Stew With Beef Cheek (SGD $30)

13 Stages Tasting Session

April 09, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

13 Stages Tasting Session
1 Stadium Place
#01-41 Kallang Wave Mall

7 Wallich Street
#B2-30 Tanjong Pagar Centre


Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 9pm



https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/13-Stages-100404353942702/

This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Purple Taste, Epicurious Caniggia, msginginly, and Her Pen And Fork.



Meal Flat Lay

Minimalism - Space. Light. Object.

April 05, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Minimalism - Space. Light. Object.
6 Bayfront Avenue
Level 3 @ ArtScience Museum

1 Saint Andrew's Road
Level B1, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 @ National Gallery Singapore


https://www.minimalism.sg/


Mega Death By Tatsuo Miyajima

Umaibo

April 02, 2019 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Umaibo
Online Website Store

Selected Retail Partners


http://www.yaokin.com/


I am an actual customer of this brand, and personally paid for the products listed here.


Umaibo Pack Bulk
Umaibo Pack Bulk (SGD $4)