Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia

Timberland Malaysia 40 Years

Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia

Timberland® pays tribute to the 40th Anniversary of its iconic Timberland® Yellow Boot with a weeklong celebration that honors the brand’s heritage of quality craftsmanship. From the Yellow Boot’s inception 40 years ago in a humble workshop in New Hampshire, USA to its modern interpretation today, consumers can experience how the art of craftsmanship has been nurtured by Timberland® for the past forty years and how it is being interpreted by the millennial generation today.

“Timberland pays homage to the Yellow Boot that has been the inspiration for countless collection over the past 40 year. In fact, the Timberland Yellow Boot became such an icon that our company changed its name to The Timberland Company as recognition of the Yellow Boot’s impact back then,” said Daisy Tan, General Manager for Timberland, Singapore and Malaysia. “Through our BEST THEN, BETTER NOW campaign, we celebrate a very special milestone for Timberland® while sharing our inspiration towards craftsmanship and product innovations that are relevant to today’s generation.”

Timberland Malaysia Yellow Boot

Classic Yellow Timberland Boot with custom design

Creators at the Workshop

During this weeklong celebration, Timberland has built a Workshop — a living, breathing intersection of style, quality craftsmanship and millennial culture. In collaboration with local artisans – coined Creators at the Workshop – consumers can marvel and discover craft-making while witnessing Timberland’s values in action through the featured Earthkeepers™ Heritage Collection of eco-conscious footwear and apparel.

The Workshop, crafted in collaboration with local artisans KONTAK!, showcases Timberland’s shared values of sustainability and eco-friendliness by using recyclable and reusable materials for the staging and display areas. “A third of the materials used through our event are eco-friendly reusable materials. I’m very pleased that Timberland have this opportunity to collaborate with KONTAK!, to assist in constructing such a beautiful and unique event installation while remaining sustainable and eco-friendly,” said Tan.

“With Timberland’s core values of style, performance and sustainability, we knew we had to create an impressive runway stage. So, we came up with the idea of reusing wooden pallets to build the runway stage and display showcases. The result is a very usable installation that projects heritage with a sense of rustic ambiance,” said Shaffiq

Timberland Fashion Show in Malaysia

Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia – Fashion Show featuring the Winter Collection

Ahmad, representative from KONTAK! To date, KONTAK! has collaborated with independent art galleries and independent artists to produce three-dimension art installations for local and international exhibitions.

Timberland is also collaborating with Art Misfits to showcase a new craft that represents the millennial generation. The collaboration allows consumers who purchase the Yellow Boots the opportunity to personalize the iconic product with inspired art pieces permanently etched onto the Yellow Boots using a technique called Pyrography, which is the craft of painting with intense heat suitable for materials like genuine leather.

“We are really honoured to be part of the celebration. Coming up with the right designs that work well with the existing aesthetics of the Yellow Boots was a good challenge for us, as it drove us to explore ideas out of the ordinary. We hope that this design personalization workshop will give Yellow Boots owners a sense of pride in owning an one-of-a-kind but stylish pair of boots,” said Michelle Yeoh, representative from Art Misfits.

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The Timberland Team in Malaysia during the 40th Anniversary Show

Workshop Highlights

  • Timberland is providing free custom design of Timberland Yellow Boots available for all purchases of the boot from 9th to 13th October 2013. The creator, Art Misfits will be present at the Workshop on Friday, 11th October 2013 from 12.00p.m. to 3.00p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 12th and 13th October from 12.00p.m. to 10.00p.m.
  • The workshop also features Show and Tell areas. At the Show area, Timberland displays its Classic Yellow Boots, the 40th Anniversary Collection, the Global Limited Edition Collection and its latest Earthkeepers Heritage Collection. The Tell area on the other hand, features educational panels that tells the “Best Then, Better Now” stories, a series of Timberland’s 40 years excellence heritage and the evolution of the Yellow Boots.

The Timberland Workshop was held from 9 October – 13 October 2013 from 10am to 10pm at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur in conjunction to the Timberland 40 Years Tribute to Heritage and Craftsmanship in Malaysia.

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary of Yellow Iconic Boot

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary Yellow Iconic Boot

 

Timberland 40 Years Anniversary of Yellow Iconic Boot in Malaysia

Timberland Celebrating 40 Years Anniversary of the iconic yellow boot is going to be held on the 10th of October 2013 at the Mid Valley Center Court. The event is also themed ” A Heritage of Craftsmanship” in a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Iconic Timberland Yellow Boot. There will also be a Timberland Fall ’13 Runway Show during the event here at Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

Bembol Rockers

Bembol Rockers to play at Asia Music Festival Sarawak

If you were a huge fan of Elvis, the Rat Pack, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and Plas Johnson or if you want to try something new, then check out the Bembol Rockers at Asia Music Festival (AMF) held at 4th and 5th October at Miri, Sarawak. This band from Philippines formed since the Summer of 2006 consisting of Marc Liwanag on guitar and vocals, Lakshmi Kirtan das Ramirez on upright bass and vocals, Archimedes Archie Lacorte on tenor and alto sax, and Steven Hamilton Vasquez Mora on drum.

The music that they create, that is what making them so special. A lot of other bands tried to do jazz or rockabilly, but no one tried to combine these two types of music and that is exactly what Bambol Rockers do. A lot of music that they are playing are originals. They use the superiority of sound of their kundiman-rockabilly mish-mash and adds a element of Filipino pride.

But their main goal is to go back to the classics they all love and recover a new appreciation for it in light of today’s world. Their intention is to influence the younger generation to take a look at the past and see where their music comes from, to create a renewed interest in the Golden Fifties. Not just for the music, but the lifestyle, the dancing and the vintage attire, as well. They also want to make their mark on the Original Pilipino Music scene and help raise its level of artistry. They want to be remembered for music that is positive and fun.

Other bands that have been confirmed for this first year event are VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India), Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Tritha (North India) and Fakhrul Razi (Brunei).

There will also be bands and singers from Malaysia and among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Tickets available from all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-423600), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980). For enquiries, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at leisure@sarawaktourism.com or +6 082-239171 or log on to http://www.asiamusicfestival.net and http://www.facebook.com/SarawakTravel for more updates.

Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days Legoland Malaysia

Lego Star Wars Days opens 16-18 August at Legoland Malaysia


To commemorate the newly launched LEGO®
Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display, Legoland Malaysia is organising a special celebration called the LEGO Star Wars Days this weekend.  The themed weekend will see various fun filled activities lined up at the Park for fans and families.

This includes free entry for children that come dressed up in their favourite Star Wars characters to the Park from 16th – 18th August.

“We have seen fans of all ages flocking to Legoland Malaysia to see the largest Lego Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display. There is more excitement to come this weekend as the Park becomes alive with the activities. This is the perfect opportunity for fans young and old to join forces on a special LEGO Star Wars adventure,” said Siegfried Boerst, General Manager Legoland Malaysia.

Park guests will also be able to enjoy a host of other activities including themed building activities of the R2-D2 Star Wars LEGO model, Star Wars Lightsaber performances, mystery LEGO mural building and movie screenings at the 4D Cinema. Special collectible badges are also up for grabs at the Park during this time and there are four to be collected starting from 16th – 18th August 2013 at Legoland Malaysia.

Good Vibes Festival Partners with My Teksi Malaysia

My Teksi Good Vibes

Good Vibes Festival Partners with My Teksi Malaysia 

Future Sound Asia with its first ever Good Vibes Festival 2013 is making an impression on the Kuala Lumpur music scene. In partnership with the Future Sound Asia is the innovative, new, Malaysian start up My Teksi. The official transportation for Good Vibes My Teksi will be providing a discounted taxi service to venue, Sepang F1 Circuit. The company is making a splash in Malaysia’s youth culture. With acts like the Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, and Japandroids the festival looks to amaze with formidable indie bands and by partnering with the innovative new start-up.

For taxis booked more than two days in advance using the app the users will get a flat rebate of RM25 no matter where they’re coming from. After the 15th of August the rebate will be for RM20. My Teksi is offering the young and hip seamless transportation to and from the festival.

“Events like Good Vibes is exactly what My Teksi was made for.” says My Teksi head of marketing, Cheryl Goh. Good Vibes is  essentially a good time with good friends and good music. But before and after is the hassle. First there’s parking, distance, and who will be the designated driver. Driving home at 2 AM even while drowsy and dropping off friends is enough to kill your Good Vibes buzz. However, My Teksi offers a solution to safely get to the event and arrive home all at discount with the rebate.

My Teksi Malaysia

My Teksi is making its presence and its relevance known. Music festivals are a place to let loose and enjoy the day. “My Teksi is putting taxis where and when you need them. Though simple it is innovation at work,” says Suthen Thomas, an head of ITS  for My Teksi.  As a young start up its doing two important things: answering a problem most Malaysians have had with getting a cab and tapping into Malaysian youth to start a change.

But better than that they’re giving out free ice cream. Yes, free. Anyone with the My Teksi app is free to collect on some sweet relief. So any way you put it My Teksi is serving Malaysians either with easier travel or fuller stomachs. To learn and understand more about how My Teksi got started and the principles behind the social enterprise visit the MyTeksi Website. Otherwise, have a great event at Good Vibes 2013.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

Good Vibes Festival 2013

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

The Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia, which makes its debut at the Sepang International Kart Circuit in Selangor on Aug 17, will showcase Grammy-award winning alternative rock group Smashing Pumpkins, led by pioneer member Billy Corgan, holds down the headlining slot at the outdoor festival, while Northern Irish pop punk outfit Ash will also be performing.  American indie outfit Modest Mouse alongside Canadian garage rock duo Japandroids complete the main stage line-up. Much to the delight of local music fans, all four international bands have not played in Malaysia before.

Regional highlights include Dudesweet (Thailand), Dipha (Indonesia), and Poptart (Singapore) while local deejay crews Twilight Actiongirl, Deer Society and dance music maverick Goldfish will be on the decks. In terms of local bands, Good Vibes Festival has picked the cream of the scene, including MonoloQue, Pitahati, Pesawat, OJ Law, Pastel Lite, Liyana Fizi, Kyoto Protocol, Tenderfist, They Will Kill Us All and Impatient Sisters.

Good Vibes Concert 2013

Organised by Future Sound Asia, with support from Malaysia Major Events, the festival also promises a user-friendly layout, facilities and food and drink. It will run across three stages, and feature a food village, art installations by local artist Nini Ramlan, the ancillary fashion/beauty hub called Chic Vibes and more.

Good Vibes Festival 2013 Malaysia

  • Venue: Sepang International Kart Circuit (SIKC)
  • Date: 17th August 2013
  • Time: 4 pm to 12 midnight

Tickets, ranging from RM128 (early bird, limited), RM158 (pre-sale), RM188 (door) and RM258 (VIP), are available from June 17 at MyTicket Website or all Rock Corner outlets in the Klang Valley. For more info, visit the Good Vibes Website. IF you have been waiting to catch the Smashing Pumpkins and the many other international acts, make sure you have the 17th of August free and head over to the Good Vibes Festival 2013 in Malaysia.

AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design

AirAsia X Contest 2013

AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design

Good news for aviation fans around Malaysia. AirAsia X is running a contest to Paint the Plane Design where contestants stand a chance to win an exclusive round trip to Toulouse, France and to visit the Airbus Factory there. Over the years, many enthusiast have been sketching murals or liveries of plane designs on their note pads or sketch books and now the time has come for you to prove your skills in this AirAsia X Contest. The contest starts on 12 August 2013 to 12 September 2013 and the announcement of the winner will be on 20 September 2013.

Participants who are keen to join and win this amazing contest must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to submit the
following details:

  1. Be a fan of AirAsia Facebook (www.facebook.com/AirAsia) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/AirAsia)
  2. Download the A330 aircraft templates at http://blog.airasia.com
  3. Choose one of the seven (7) livery names (Xklusive, Xiao Long Bao, Xeoul Mate, Xiao Lin Spirit, Xcintillating PhoeniX, Harmoniuos DiverXity and Xakura Blossom) and submit your design to facebook@airasia.com
  4. Participants will have to design all five (5) parts of the plane (front, top, bottom, left and right view)
  5. Submissions can be done via digital or hand drawn (Hand drawn submissions will have to be scanned and submitted)

Grand Prize: Round trip from Kuala Lumpur to the Airbus Factory in Toulouse, France.
Runner Up: One pair round trip tickets from Kuala Lumpur to any of the AirAsia X destinations.

For more details on the contest, kindly visit the AirAsia X Blog.

What are you waiting for? This is your chance to show off your talent in designing a pain livery for an aircraft. I wonder if the winning design will be incorporated on to one of the AirAsia X Planes as this would be pretty amazing for the winner to have his or her design showcased on one of the planes. Good luck to all contestants and may the best design win in the AirAsia X Contest – Paint the Plane Design.

Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka is located at the entrance of Jonker Walk within the Unesco World Heritage site. This is also the third Hard Rock Cafe in Malaysia, joining the popular locations in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and soon Hard Rock Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A shock to many people on why they choose Melaka, it has brought new life to the once quiet Jonker Street here. HRC Melaka is also cleverly located just by the Melaka River and next to the bridge that leads to the famous Red Square and Christ Church in Melaka.

Hard Rock is also the first high-end restaurant to embrace the charm of the city. Featuring diverse dining, nightlife and cultural offerings, the 9,000-square-foot iconic restaurant is poised to become the city’s newest landmark destination. The cafe includes seating for 200 people, an upscale vibrant bar, a spacious outdoor dining area, a live entertainment space that will feature Malacca’s unique local music scene, and a Rock Shop. Select, hand-picked pieces of memorabilia from Hard Rock’s iconic collection adorn the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka.

HRC Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe by the Melaka River at Jonker Street

Interior of Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka

Hard Rock Melaka Address:
No.28 Lorong Hang Jebat,
75200, Melaka, Malaysia

Restaurant Opening Hours: 

  • Sunday-Thursday
  • 11:30AM – 1:00 AM
  • Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
  • 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM (Kitchen Closes at 10:30 PM)

ROCK SHOP Melaka

  • Sunday-Thursday
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
  • Hard Rock Cafe Melaka Telephone: 606-292 5188
  • Hard Rock Melaka official website.

For those heading to Melaka and spending the night there, you now have and additional option for dining, drinking or just hanging out at one of the new entertainment places in Melaka. Strategically located at world-famous Jonker Street, it is hard to miss when you are going here. Another iconic place near by is the famous Melaka Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant called Chung Wah Restaurant where is just next to the Hard Rock Cafe in Melaka.

Borneo Eco Film Festival

Borneo Eco Film Festival partners with WWF

Borneo Eco Film Festival

WWF joins the party at Borneo Eco Film Festival

This year’s Borneo Eco Film Festival 2013 is set to be more exciting with the coming on board of WWF-Malaysia as its official partner in Boleh Bah Filem Kita! The festival, which will be held from Sept 27 to 29, aims to highlight the relationship between local people and Borneo’s natural heritage through the showcasing of environmental films.

The “Boleh Bah Filem Kita!”, which is one of the core events of the festival, is an eco-film competition where local film-makers show how people relate to their environment through a short-film. WWF-Malaysia executive director and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Dionysius Sharma described the partnership as synergistic.”The annual film festival aims to celebrate Borneo’s bio-cultural diversity and WWF-Malaysia has the mission to achieve a future where people live in harmony with nature.

“We are pleased to support this event as their goals are very much in line with ours. The relationship between people and their natural environment has never been so vulnerable,” he said in a statement, yesterday.WWF-Malaysia believes that a better future can be achieved with awareness and education and the BEFF is an exemplary platform for this, he added.

To encourage more participation, WWF-Malaysia will present a special award for the best video theme on the proposed Tun Mustapha Park, the largest marine protected area in Malaysia once it is gazetted. The film must be under 10 minutes, shot in Borneo by people who live in Borneo, and the submission date has been extended from Aug 15 to Aug 31, while admission to the three-day film festival is free.

Besides that, the festival also aims to nurture film-making among local communities through a series of workshops named SUARA Komuniti where the local communities will have the chance to tell their own stories with their own voices. WWF-Malaysia is supporting community members from Semporna Priority Conservation Area and the proposed Tun Mustapha Park to participate and benefit from the film-making workshops. For information, visit the official website for the Borneo Eco Film Festival 2013.

Buka Puasa Buffet at JW Marriott KL

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Buka Puasa Buffet at JW Marriott KL

The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is proud to bring back its long-standing tradition of serving 108 of nenek’s traditional recipes and more for its buka puasa buffet this holy month of Ramadhan. Geared towards preserving the convivial heritage of a Malay kampong celebration, the buffet will revisit the nostalgia of breaking fast in a vibrant village. The 108 recipes are handed down from the grandmothers of the chefs at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, while recipes for some 30-odd modern interpretations are by the chefs themselves.

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JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet 2013

The feast will feature a colourful collection of gerai –rustic wooded stalls serving specialities such as Satay Kampong and Ikan Panggang, as well as heartier dishes at the Gerai Nasi Dagang, Nasi Kandar and Nasi Ayam. The whole succulent lamb on a spit grilled over charcoal fires is bound to excite young ones and adults alike, and still others will be satiated at the tandoori meats and seafood, barbecue and noodle stalls.

The extensive spread will also feature some harder to find dishes such as Rendang Kerang, Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Bachang, Sambal Udang dengan Petai and Tongkeng  Ayam Goreng Cili -these made from authentic recipes learnt at nenek’s hearth. Sweet endings come in the form of the Gerai Bubur-serving a selection of sweet fruit and legume porridges, and the ever popular shaved ice and rose syrup creation, Ais Kacang, both providing perfect options to ending the meal.

In keeping with the spirit of “silatul rahim” or building sincere ties at Ramadhan and giving thanks for what we have, the JW Marriott Ramadhan buffet is priced at a reasonable MYR75++ at the Poolside and MYR65++ at the 4th floor Starhill Conference Centre; children ages 6 to 12 dining at either venue may enjoy the buffet at half price.

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RAMADHAN WITH NENEK MENU 2013

Ulam-Ulaman

  • Ulam Raja, Ulam Pegaga, Daun Selon, Timun, Jering, Jantung Pisang, Kacang Botol, Petai

Sambal-Sambal Melayu

  • Sambal Belacan
  • Sambal Tempoyak
  • Sambal Mangga
  • Sambal Nenas
  • Sambal Cencaluk
  • Budu

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Pembuka Selera Melayu

  • Gado-Gado dengan Kuah Kacang
  • Kerabu Pucuk Paku
  • Kerabu Mangga dengan Ikan Bilis
  • Acar Buah
  • Telur Masin/Ikan Masin (Sepat, Gelama dan Pari)

Keropok

  • Keropok Ikan
  • Keropok Udang
  • Keropok Belinja
  • Keropok Sayur
  • Papadom

Pembuka Selera Antarabangsa

  • Assorted Garden Greens, Lettuces with Dressings
  • Condiments -Carrot, Onion, Cucumber, Tomato
  • German Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw

Gerai Rojak Buah
Mangga Muda, Betik Muda, Jambu Air, Jambu Batu, Sengkuang, Timun bersama Kuah Rojak, Kacang Tumbuk dan Biji-Bijan

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Beef Satat or Sate at the JW Marriott

Gerai Sate

  • Sate Ayam
  • Sate Daging
  • Kuah Kacang
  • (Timun, Bawang dan Nasi Impit)
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Ikan Bakar at JW Marriott Buka Puasa Buffet

Gerai Ikan Bakar

  • Ikan Pari
  • Ikan Cencaru
  • Ikan Kembong
  • (Sambal Belacan, Sambal Kicap dan Air Asam)

Gerai Nasi Ayam

  • Ayam Panggang
  • Ayam Kukus
  • Nasi Ayam
  • Sup Ayam
  • (Cili, Kicap, Halia dan Timun)

Gerai Mi

  • Laksa
  • Mi Kari
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ABC or Ais Kachang condiments

Gerai Ais Kacang

  • Ais Kacang
  • Cendol

Gerai Sup

  • Sup Tom Yam
  • Sup Ekor Berempah
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Various Malay dishes for Buka Puasa

Selera Utama

  • Rendang Daging
  • Daging Salai Masak Lemak dengan Pucuk Ubi
  • Pucuk Manis dengan Labu Masak Lemak Putih
  • Ikan Tenggiri Masak Asam Pedas
  • Ayam Masak Merah
  • Kari Kambing dengan Kentang
  • Ayam Masak Halia dan Daun Bawang ala Cina
  • Daging Lada Hitam ala Cina
  • Sayur Campur ala Cina
  • Nasi Tomato
  • Nasi Putih

“Istimewa Di Bulan Ramadan”

  • Bubur Lambuk

Gerai Pencuci Mulut (Dessert Counter)

  • Assorted Malay Kuih
  • Assorted Malay Biscuits (Bahulu, Kuih Karas and Wajik)
  • Agar-agar and Pudding
  • (Santan Pandan, Gula Melaka with Cincau, Crème Caramel Butterscotch with Ros Merah)
  • Assorted Butter Cakes (Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana)
  • Sago Gula Melaka
  • Bread and Butter Pudding
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • French Pastries
  • Buah Kurma

Gerai Buah-Buahan
Tembikai, Nenas, Tembikai Susu, Rambutan, Pisang Emas, Mata Kucing

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The rack of lamb after the buka puasa session at JW Marriott KL

Encouraging families, friends and colleagues to gather together for the mouthwatering buka puasa meals that have long become a part of the Malaysian custom, Ramadhan buffet will be served from 7.00pm – 10.30pm daily. This buffet will run from Wednesday, 10th July till the eve of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. For reservations, please call +603-2719 8666 or email bukapuasa@ytlhotels.com.my.