Saturday, September 23, 2017

Events and Wedding Banquets at Eight Gourmets Gala

One ingredient that has become as important as salt in cooking nowadays is ambiance. From weddings to corporate dinners, the event ambiance says a lot about whether you are going to hit the KPI given by your boss or if you are the groom, by your beloved wife. In search of beautiful event space with delicious food, E.G.G. has become another recommendation in my list. Other than their ability to satisfy the palette, E.G.G. offers an ambiance worth checking out.
At the EGG wine room
Initials for Eight Gourmets Gala, E.G.G. is a unique open-concept diner that consists of eight brands under one roof:
1. Caffeinees (renowned homegrown cafe)
2. Hook & Cook (market place inspired western seafood restaurant)
3. Malt Berry Apes (wine cellar and whisky bar)
4. Yamaguchi Fish Market (gourmet seafood kitchen)
5. Hakka Crab (premium hawker delights)
6. Black Market (fine dining and launge)
7. Nibbles Soup (soup, salad and sandwich bar)
8. Confessions of Lady Laura (dessert haven)
Eight Gourmets Gala at Sunway
This place comes not only with a designed interior but also character to match. This place is more than the eye can see. Illuminated charmingly by strings of led bulbs, the ambiance transports guests to the streets of Melbourne. The dining area is flanked by the 8 restaurants which guests can freely order from regardless of sitting area.
The cosy dining area 
Apart from the variety of food, E.G.G. makes sure that your event is hosted in meritorious environment. Other than the general dining area that is directly accessible, there are pockets of event spaces tactfully secluded for privacy. Scroll down for the expose  of these hidden areas.
Customers can order from any of the 8 restaurants while sitting at any area
A drink at Malt Berry Apes
Hakka Crab Restaurant at the entrance displaying live seafood
Melbourn-inspired set up
Queen & Sons Restaurant entrance disguised as the front of a tailor shop
For total privacy and seclusion
The wine room which allows guests to enjoy regular and rare wines. Pre-orders of exquisite choices are also accepted. 
And the wall is more than what it is
A lounge to host a cosy get-together 
From the lounge, there is a secret access to an 8-person dining area, cordoned for privacy
Especially appropriate for corporate events or gatherings
The next room is also sequestered private dining
The wedding space overlooking Sunway Lagoon with a dais 
More private spaces for parties and events at the Mezannine floor with glass windows for that added taste

Chinese Banquet Menus
Emerald Menu at RM988 nett per table of 10 persons
Lobster Bisque with Crabmeat and Fins
Golden EGG Four Season Combination- Scallop, Fried Wanton and Pork Sandwiched in Mantau
Golden EGG Four Seasons Combination- Egg with shark's fin and fish roe
Deep Fried Sea Grouper with Ginger and Black Fungus
Signature Steamed Live Tiger Prawns with Aged Chinese Liquor
Roasted Crispy Whole Chicken
Golden Scallops Fried Rice
Braised Fish Maw, Mushrooms, Bean Curd Skin and Broccoli
Peanut Mochi and Chilled Sea Coconut & Longan
Buffet spreads can also be arranged
For any enquiries, contact:
Eight Gourmets Gala (E.G.G.)
Suite G-01, Ground Floor,
The Pinnacle Annexe,
Persiaran Lagoon,
Bandar Sunway,
47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 017-9488684
info@8gourmetsgala.com
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chin Swee Caves Temple @ Genting Highlands

If you want a breath heaven, there is a temple literally reaching the sky. Located 4,600 feet above sea level, it is shrouded by clouds most of the time, making it such an ethereal view. The Chin Swee temple is truely a divine place to clear the mind and feed the soul.
Reached the Chin Swee Temple!
There were many times that the temple entrance was calling me in vain as the only way to get to Chin Swee temple was to drive there or to walk downhill from the peak. Good news now that Genting has constructed its new cable car line to stop at Chin Swee before reaching the peak. I immediately jumped at the idea of stopping by the temple en route to Sky Avenue to answer the calling that was long overdue.
The religious site on the way up to Resorts World Genting
Intricately designed prayer hall
With mom and dad at the spacious plot near the waterfall
The grandeur of our rainforest on the Titiwangsa Ranges
Fam pic!
The Giant Buddha
Journey to Enlightenment
Be among the 8 Fairies
Guess what! There is a Starbucks outlet here!
Enjoy a hot latte before climbing up the 9 levels of the Pagoda
There are also food stalls to keep you warm while you pay homage but sisters love is always the warmest =)
Paying homage to the deities
Behind the altar, there is a rlittle stream of water flowing from the mountains. As refreshing as as it can get!
Remember to feel the magically tingling sensation of the cool water
Feed the beautiful kois
Landscapes to admire
The Chin Swee Temple aptly sitting on the clouds
The cable car stops at the Chin Swee Temple station for free
For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com/leisure/chin-swee-caves-temple/
Check out our stay at Hotel on the Park and RW Genting's latest arts and cultural centre, SeniKome

Seni Kome Peng Heng @ Resorts World Genting

Seni Kome (pronounced Seni Koh-meh) means 'our art' (seni kami) in the local Pahang dialect. Peng Heng is name stated in historical documents of the Ming Dinasty refering to the East Coast region of the peninsular since the 1520s. It is amazing that Peng Heng is still used in some of the Chinese dialect today. We have come so far since civilization but still, we cannot forget our roots that led us here. Before modernization consumes our culture to extinction, it is our duty to preserve it for our future generation.
Welcoe to Seni Kome Peng Heng
Silat moves represented by the figurines. To learn, try imitating them
Just like the name suggests, Senikome Peng Heng is a vibrant display of the local arts and culture of the East Coast regions- Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. Cultures are interrelated and assimilate among these three east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia. Rich in culture and heritage, every piece of cultural element showcased will bring a vibrant element of the East Coast culture to life.
Try your hands on the gamelan instruments
The bonang is my favourite gamelan percussion. It produces divine sounds that transports me to a transcendental realm
The drawing section is for visitors to express their appreciation of the cultures through drawing. Here we see a friendly mix of professional painters and children who holds the brush for the first time. Some ideas for you when you are there illustrate the things you see around the centre like the batik, wau and wayang kulit. The conducive environment and facilities will bring out the artistic side in you while you paint. When you have finished, it is yours to be proud of.
The batik beautifully drawn by a guest
Staff of the art centre mingling with guests
My siblings and I working on the art block
Our master pieces! I framed my painting as a decorative piece in my garden
My favourite section is the traditional games section. These were the games that we used to occupy our lives free time with (geez am I feeling a little less younger). It is evident now that iPads and the internet is displacing these fun games. At least, it helps move more than our fingers.
Teng teng or hopscotch
Getah or rubber bands
Test your agility with chapteh
Batu seremban or five stones
Love the congkak
The  unautomated weaving machine
Every design of the dagger symbolizes what the ancient people believe in
Before movies, there was the wayang kulit or shadow play
For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com/attractions/SeniKome/
Check out the Hotel on the Park stay here and the Chin Swee Temple visit here.