Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Raya Decoration 2011 @ Midvalley

Middle Eastern charm is the highlight for Midvalley Megamall this year with its centre court transformed into a Middle East Bazaar.

One will be mesmerized with the beautiful Middle Eastern inspired decorations, characterized by the Islamic civilisation.

The special bazaar at the Centre Court mimicking the "Souq" in Marrakech, Morocco.

Besides enjoying the Middle Eastern Souq-like ambience, shoppers on the hunt for the latest Raya fashions and accessories can browse through various offerings available here.

The decoration at the adjacent Gardens Mall is a different contrast, with some neat arrangement with Islamic influence

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Raya Decoration 2011 @ Pavilion

Pavilion KL Hari Raya campaign theme this year is called "Secrets of Raya"

Shoppers are invited to indulge in the seven secrets of Raya, Secrets to Rewarding Experiences, Secrets to A Good Cause, Secrets to Great Looks, Secrets to Lively Entertaiment, Secret to Exquisite Scents, Secrets to Gifting Varieties and Secrets to Good Dining.

Some classics vehicle on display here are the Bufori and Vespa which add more flare to the atmosphere.

Yet again my expectation was high on Pavilion to come out something out of the ordinary this year but it is not meant to be for this year.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Raya Decoration 2011 @ Berjaya Times Square

To usher the Raya, Berjaya Times Square brings the shopper to take a trip down memory lane with their decoration at its main concourse on the ground floor.

The hustle and bustle of the city is transformed into a scene from a tranquil coastal fishing village

The villages kind of rekindle the memory of yesteryear when houses were built on stilts and the inhabitants had to brave the winds with thatched roofs woven from dry leaves.

Fishermen ship can be seen docked at the village while the landscaped surroundings provide a burst of life.

I have to admit that I am expecting something more from this mall but I think this will do for this year considering the financial constrain everyone is experiencing now.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Ship Bukit Bintang

If one is looking for a good steak while in KL, one of the best place will be at The Ship. It has a few branches around and probably the most accessible outlet for tourists is the Bukit Bintang branch.

This is my second visit to The ship outlet, the first at Batu Ferringhi, Penang and I was impressed with their steak.

The outlet here also has the same ambience. The lights are kind of dim and the theme is the same where service is provided by captains and crews in maritime uniform.

There are a few maritime facts and information that can be found on the wall such as type of knot and etc.

Before any food is served, a complimentary bread and butter from the restaurant seems like a nice gesture.

Mixed salad (RM 10.90) is made up of fresh lettuce, sliced cucumber, carrot, capsium, tomato, onion rings, served with the choice of Thousand Island or French dressing.

Charbroiled Rib Eye Steak (RM 48.90) is part of the Chef's Recommendation inside the menu. A tender and succulent steak served with broccoli, corn on cob, baked potato and tomato. The steak still maintain the same standard as the one I tried in their Batu Ferringhi outlet. What else I can say. Simply the best!

Roast Rack Lamb (RM36.90) consist of lamb rib topped with kebab sauce served with the same side dishes at the Rib Eye Steak. They are generous in their portion and the lamb is simply delicious.

The restaurant has its own brand of chili sauce which I didn't use. Hope the sauce is as good as its main dishes.

Virgin Mary (RM 6.50) is basically tomato juice. It's pretty hard for me to stomach it. Probably I am not use to it. Salt is readily available at the side of the cup to ease the drinking process.

A mug of draft Tiger Beer (RM 11) is simply refreshing. I just wish they have more beer options but this will do for now.

The Ship definitely lived up to its tagline as the best steak in town.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Raya Decoration 2011 @ 1 Utama

1 Utama seems to amaze me yet again with their Raya decoration this year. I still remember the amazing job their did last year with the real paddy field set up here in conjunction of the celebration.

This year, the management did something unique at the Oval concourse and I was amazed with what I saw at first glance.

Practically, the Oval concourse been mushroomed with what appear to be a giant flowers of some sort.

At closer inspection, the giant flowers decoration is constructed with bamboo as the frame and finished with batik to illustrate a big flower. The bamboo and batik combination is perfect as they create a wonderful sight to behold..

It is really something creative and innovative by the management which definitely stand out than the rest of the malls in KL and Selangor area in term of Raya decorations.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Raya Decoration 2011 @ Alamanda

It's that time of year again when Malls and shopping complexes will be decorated for the occasion. Hari Raya is just around the corner and it's always interesting to see how the management decorate their malls creatively.

Alamanda this year is quite moderate in their decoration. Nothing out of the blue with a prominent kampung structure at the main concourse.

It pretty much depicts the scene of the first day of Hari Raya in a traditional Malay kampung house. It's a beautiful scene where everyone looks happy. One of the figure seems to be holding a Malaysia flag which probably mean the celebration of the nation's independence day which is expected to fall on the second day of the Hari Raya.

I can't recall what the decoration the management had last year but this year design will do for Alamanda.