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One Malaysia International Shoe Festival

Organized by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia which took place at The World Trade Centre in March.
Just a couple of photographs I had taken at the festival.

 

 


 

 

China- Pan Delta : Zhuhai International Circuit Racing Festival.

Firstly, I’d like to thank LBS Group for their invitation to Zhuhai, China and most of all for creating amazing memories of my first ever trip to China
If you’re wondering… who / what is LBS Group.. well, here’s a little summary about them and what they do.
.LBS Group (Belive, Become, Behold) is one of Malaysia’s leading property development company. It was set up in the 1980′s by Dato Seri Lim Bock Seng and has ever since delivered immense  quality to  its consumers and Malaysia to inspire and enrich. A few of their earlier developments include :
“Jelapang Maju Light Industrial Park at Jelapang, Ipoh.
Taman Perindustrian Bukit Serdang Seksyen 14 in Selangor, jointly developed with the 1992 Thomas Cup champions,
Taman Pinggiran Putra, Serdang and the township project at Bandar Saujana Putra”
LBS Group didnt stop there. They continued to soar with development overseas in China  too. Hence, my visit to Zhuhai China where I experiences the Zhuhai International Circuit Racing Festival and a trip to Lakewood Gold Course. They are known to be an international developer and they deliver quality whilst enriching different communities.
LBS Group also does investment holdings, property management, turfing and landscaping, insurance agency, and building materials .

 

So here’s what I got up to in Zhuhai China.

It was a 3 hour flight to Macau from Kuala Lumpur and another 40mins drive from Macau Internatoinal Airport to Zhuhai. I only had a glimpse of Macau and as much as I saw, it had many new buildings of hotels and casinos.. there was alot of new developments that surrounded the roads towards Zhuhai. I would have loved to have spent a day or two to experience how Macau is like. Maybe next time!!

As soon as I reached the hotel ( the Holiday Inn, Zhuhai) I was greeted by Cynthia Lim and Mr.Lim of LBS Group and after a few minutes we went for dinner at a local Chinese steamboat restaurant specialized in a variety of very distinct mushrooms.The food was delicious. Coming from a Chinese background myself and growing up having tasted all kinds of steamboat dishes  this was very different and very healthy. There was a large variety of different  types of mushrooms and there were other dishes of local vegetables, tau foo and  meatballs accompanied by chinese tea. Amongst the wonderful feast. the company was great too. I was able to meet different people working under LBS (Believe, Become, Behold) and listened to the different stories they had about Zhuhai and other general topics. After the lovely evening, we went on towards a shopping mall of which the entrance was located under a tunnel and wow.. this shopping mall was huge. Huge is the sense that the shops were small in seize but vast in variety. I think any girl coming to Zhuhai would like it here too. Anyways after a delightful introduction to Zhuhai it was time for bed as the next day held an exciting event.

Some pictures for the delicious meal I had that night upon arrival. :)

Fresh food..

Mushroom Steamboat. This soap was delicious! Filled with all kinds of different mushrooms and so, so fresh!

Some kind of fungus, one of my favorite dishes during the trip.

           Fried Mushrooms…

 

The Event : Pan Delta, Zhuhai International Circuit Racing Festival. (ZIC)

Zhuhai International Circuit, Pan Delta Racing Festival was a 40 minute drive away from the hotel I was staying at. On the way towards the VIP parking I saw crowds of people walking and taking shuttle busses towards the circuit. It was a arena like building which I could spot 2 minutes away. Once I arrived I was greeted by the staff of Zic Group and I could see the vast crowds in the stands all awaiting the races. I was brought up to the office area and was introduce to all the staff who have worked so hard to bring ths event together. Minutes later I  was assorted down towards the racing track to give a short introductory speech to the crowds in the stands as well as greeting the media. There were tons of press present on the racing track, all snapping away at the crowds, the cars, the drivers and of course the very attractive umbrellas girls (as they call it) all across the race course. Everything was so fast paced I didn’t really get a minute to take it all in. Very hustle and bustle.. Yet, in all the fast paced circle, It was fun and all around very exciting… I have never been on an actual race track. But that wasn’t the highlight yet… Next up was the race. I’ve never watched a race in real life before so this was an amazing opportunity to watch one first hand, also cars doing stunts and bikes doing stunts and drifting in a circle  with a person standing in the middle of two cars drifting around them. How about that? I thought to myself should I give it a go and request I be the person standing in the middle? Hehe, would have loved to experience the adrenalin of that but then again I don’t think my parents would have thought the same hey…

After all the excitement I had a light lunch with Datin Chris, Cynthia and the group from ZIC and LBS. I enjoyed the good food and even better – good company with very friendly people of whom i also got to know better in the next couple of days of my stay.

 

Pass card.
Jonas, Mr.Lim and Ms Cynthia Lim from LBS Group :) Thank you for everything.
On the race track before the races and stunts began. The driver in the car is a Taiwanese Actor if I’m not mistaken **
With the umbrellas girls and the mascot.  :) woohoo
I was able to watch the race from here. Look at the crowds of people all supporting ZIC.
Memories last forever. A shot with ZIC and the crowds in the background.

Next up : Lake Wood Golf Club

Right after the ZIC I headed straight towards Lake Wood Golf Club and on the way I passed through the newly and still developiing city of Zhuhai with its newly formed modern high rise apartments and other buildings all situated near coast. it reminded me of Malaga, Spain and even Florida whilst driving alongside the coast. Really! Once I reached I was welcomed at the entrance and invited in to a sort of lounging area of the venue. Out of the 5 golf courses in the province of Zhuhai, this is the only 36 hole and the biggest in Zhuhai. There were two 18′s or so I was told. One of which was called the Lake course and the other Mountain course. Unfortunately, my knowledge on golf isn’t as sharp as I’d favor it to be… What I can tell you is.. There were spectacularly green surroundings all over with green mountain and hill tops in the backdrop of the entire course. The weather wasn’t too hot either as spring was almost ending and cool winds were present. Humidity on the other hand was very high during my days in Zhuhai. So you would definitely feel warm while playing.
As a child I would accompany my dad to the driving range :) something I do have a tad bit of experience with hehe. Sadly I couldn’t give it a go as I was not in the right attire.. Heels? Hehe Malaysia boleh LAh :p, no, really, I didn’t give it a go. Instead I was courteously driven around in the caddy throughout the entire golf course with Datin Chris, an ascot and a photographer.

Im just kidding over here…
:)
A shot of the Club from the golf course
After taking in the luxurious emerald scenery and the relaxed drive around the golf course I returned back to the hotel to freshen up and relax before the activities at night. We ended the evening with a highly reccomended Italilan Restaurant. Amici Miei, run by a father and son. The chef himself is 21 years old. He is an excellent cook.We ordered a variety of different dishes : blue cheese gargenelli, tomato and ham bruchetta, greek salad, pizza and my most favourite dish of the night was squid risotto in a tomato base sauce. A plus on this dish!! it also reminded me of paella.
ADDRESS : C3b+C5 Bar Street, Huafa New Century City, Changsheng Rd., Zhuhai

 Tourist Spots in Zhuhai, China.

On my 3rd day in Zhuhai, I went on a tour … 1st up was.. “The Fish Lady”. It symbol signifies the lady who  protects the family and people of the village from the ocean and welcomes people from all over the world. Or so, this is what i was told is the story behind it.  Its one the popular landmarks in Zhuhai in Xianglu Bay. The Fish Lady is beautiful statue of a woman standing upon the water wearing a fishnet sleeved over her shoulder and carries a pearl which is lifted into the air. Made of ten tons of 8 different types of marble stone and a height of 9.9meters. You can also  drive through the streets overlooking the coast, boats and a park land for cyclist and strollers. It was a cool day when I went to visit with no sun.. Perfect weather for the outdoors, very misty and fog like due to the high rates of humidity  up to 80% more than in KL.. thats alot.

New Yuan Ming Palace: Zhuhai, China

We all know of the one in Beijing…What about the one in Zhuhai..? New Yuan Ming Palace is defo one of the attractions that you can consider into your schedule in your couple of days being in Zhuhai.  This place is a replica of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing.

The overall contruction of the New Yuan Ming Palace consist of three parts: the imperial garden of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the classical garden of Southern China, and the Western building. The main structure of the garden is situated in the first part of the building. This is the place where the emperors held their courts. The second part was Fuhai Lake and the third being the western part of the large garden. There were colourful drawings, glazed tiles with a hint of Chinese gothic art and sort of fountains which resembled ancient Rome. Surrounding the palace was also a large garden which had many different types of flowers and plants.

Visitors from all around the world are also attracted to the New Yuan Ming Palace because of the arts and performances conducted. These performances portray the art and culture of the different Ming and Qing dynaties. There are plays and also lots of dance displays here. Sadly the day I went I didnt get to observe the entertainment. Next time perhaps. Cross fingers!

Its the year of the dragon..

Next up was the arches and Mr Chen Fang’s old house which was located about a 10-15 minute drive from the palace.

Who is Mr Chen Fang…?

Chen Fang left Guangdong Province and went to Hawaii in 1849 looking for work. During this time, the Qing Empire was experiencing warfare and quite a number of natural disasters which left the people in Guangzhou at the time in poverty. Anyways, story has it that Chen Fang began a sugar-cane business in Hawaii and eventually became rich. In due time along with his millions, Fang was appointed as the head of the Qing Consulate in Hawaii.

After achieving success and making his millions, Fang returned to his hometown in the 1980s. He then tried his best to help the people rise from poverty. From this act, he was appreciated and praised by his fellow villagers and eventually he was honored by the government at the time. As a gift to Fang, the Emperor of China named Guangxu (1875-1908) blessed him with four different tablets reading.. “Generous, Selfless, Kindhearted and… Charitable,” along with 4 arches. However, during the Cultural Revolution one was destroyed which leaves 3 standing. :)

These archways are now situated in a large scenic compound of which also is Fangs garden and home. Chen Fang built his home in Meixi Village when he arrived back from his working life in Hawaii. The garden is huge…!! On the compound as well consist of the Chen family graveyard and right at the entrance of the house there is a huge board which shows you their entire family tree up until today. In one of the houses there are wax figures of all the members in the family who were prominent figures before. Also found on the compound are performances of Chinese  Changing Face Opera and some acrobatics.


Below are some pictures I took of my visit there.. take note, I have edited them slightly giving that old feel.
This is the 3 standing archways with the tablets above… They are right in the middle of the compound.
The different sections of Mr. Chen Fangs House…

.. A very old door.. they say.. ” the bigger the entrance the more likely you will be prosperous”…
Inside of the house.. some pictures of Hawaii and the Fang Family..
Old Staircase…

In the wax room of the house..

Window… haha i had to take this shot…specially with the pigeon over there.. such a lonely feel

Other interesting things I did besides shopping at Gong Bei
Tea tasting in the city :) You have to.. its China..
North Eastern China Style Steamed Fish
Rice with sugar on top :) different but good.
Loved this!!! Cabbage in Vinegar :)
..yummy….
Well, like every moment in time, some things have to come to an end..  Memories, new friends and a ton of pictures are everlasting. China, I will miss you. Hopefully I will See you again and visit other parts of China. I would really like to send my heartfelt thank you to Ms.Cynthia Lim., Mr.Lim, Datin Chris and Zic and LBS group for this once in a lifetime experience and of course to the hospitality from everyone I was blessed to meet. Thank you also to Keith Kee for sponsoring my outfit during the event and lastly my family and friends for their ongoing support..

 
Until next time.. Xoxo


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Pictures taken via Panasonic Lumix Camera and my ipad.

Updates

Hello again everyone, I have been on the go travelling to 2 countries back to back. Will be updating my blog soon on these two destinations. Keep posted! :)

Having A Blast Down under

In all excitement I couldn’t wait for my 2nd destination as Miss Tourism International hehehe. It was all in good timing and a big surprise as it was a trip to Melbourne, Australia. Straight away memories of my university years came back… I couldn’t wait to go back and visit.

Australia is very much similar to Malaysia in the sense that we both consist of a unique blend of populace living in democracy. Their original inhabitants known as the Aboriginals.. like we have back home too, add to the culture and they have been living in Australia up to about 60 000 years (so i read on the internet). I also observed that they are very family orientated. Parents always find time to spend with their kids and of course Aussie’s are very laid-back and love to relax after a long week at work. Opportunities between men and women are equal. There’s no gender above the other. There’s freedom of speech and freedom of religion and the practice of peacefulness is portrayed everyday. My opinion… everyone was really.. really friendly.. no doubt about that. The variety of food… speechless!!! Of course as all other countries we should all respect the different laws too. Back home we tend to cross the roads which ever way we seek possible whereas here there is no such thing. Follow the traffic lights! hehe English is the national language and taught in school. Australians are very big on the sports scene as well as the arts. One of the reasons Im so drawn to this city is because of my love for the arts. Its everywhere. I love it because I believe its in art where we can influence others, teach others and open their hearts to the better good.

So… here’s a little bit about my trip down under.

8 hours flight from Malaysia and touch down in Melbourne International Airport, the weather… low sun, cool winds and fresh air… bliss. For my first 3 days of my stay, I checked in at Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders Street, popularly known for Flinders Train Station, Federation Square and the Australian Centre of Moving Image. Trams and the Flinders Train station are just outside the doorstop so it was easy to travel. Right after checking in I headed towards Degrave Lane for a wonderfully big western brunch along with my all time favorite.. Chai Latte. There’s something I admire about the narrow lanes which often are filled with restaurants,cafes, stores and sometimes even lots of  street art work. The ambience is something I hardly find back home. It was all good conversations, coffee and to sit back and relax and enjoying the social ambience the Melbourne way.

Degrave Lane

Visiting Melbourne in Autumn is definitely a good time of the year to do so. I say this as Autumn is one of my favourite seasons along with Spring and also besides Summer, it’s an exciting season filled with many different events in Melbourne Victoria. Some of the events which take place this year in Autumn are…:

-The comedy festival celebrating their 26years in running. Shows run every night for 3 weeks.
Www.comedyfestival.com.au
Thecomicslounge.com.au
Thecomedyclub.com.au
Comedyatspleen.com
 -The L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival took place on the (8-15th March). It brings about some of Melbournes best creations from emerging designers.
Www.imff.com.au
-Melbourne food and wine festival (2nd- 21st of March). This year it was the 20th birthday celebration for this event which took place at the riverside and then continued throughout the region of Victoria.
www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au
-An event which we don’t get much of back home conceits of flowers. To experience really intricate and displays of flowers then you should gotown to the Melbourne international flower and garden show (28th March – 1 April).
www.melbflowershow.com
-The Formula One Australian Grand Prix (15th-18th March).
Grandprix.com.au
-Ironman Melbourne
For the first time there will be an Ironman event will be held in metropolitan Melbourne with the Ironman Asia Pacific championships.
Ironmanmelbourne.com
-Along the Great Ocean Road will be the famous Rip Curl Pro (3rd-13th  April) at Bells Beach. If you’re headed this way be sure to check out the beautiful Torquay Beach as well. I have been here once about 2 years ago.. It was breath taking and oh soo relaxing.
Ripcurl.com.au
Other things you can do…
-Dine in the sky at Vue De Monde!!!
My mate use to be a chef here and he suggested this place. The food should be as amazing as the view of Melbourne. This restaurant is located up high at 55 storey’s above the city. A two course lunch should cost about Aud $ 60.
www.Vuedemode.com.au
-Spend an afternoon exploring the city laneways and the different arcades. These lanes are known for their art and delicious cafes. Poster art, street art, graffiti painting etc etc.
www.Blockarcade.com.au
-Head over to Chinatown and feast at Hutong Dumpling Bar. I loveeeee loveeeee Dumplings. I suggest if you’re over in Melbourne, you have to make a trip over here for lunch.  It is so delicious. Urbanspoon also suggested it and of course as did my brother and I trust his taste in food. So do make a trip over and dine here. Haha
Www.Hutong.com.au
-Jump on a tram from Flinders station and go all the way towards St Kilda Beach. They have a long stretch of shop restaurants cafe and bars. Head over to Galleon cafe for brunch walk down acland street. I actually like chilling on this street.Try the desserts or even have a beer and relax taking in the fresh sea breeze too.
Www.galleoncafe.com.au
-Checkout thebeatboxkitchen.com and the tacotruck.com.au
Think Local, Act Global
–bluebicycles are situated along sidewalks of the city. Hire oand instead of a car hehe…
Www.melbournebikeshare.com.au
ThehumbleviNtage.com.au
– get around using the public transport system such as the Melbourne iconic trams ( this is how Itravelled too). Therough throughout the CBC and the inner suburbs.
Www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
Give back…. Voluontourism is a big sector in the industry.
Give it a go and check it out at www.conservationvolunteers.com.au :)
Ontap – water bottles are recycled and reused. You can always refill a bottle of water anywhere and you can drink from the tap. Another way of saving up and reducing disposal, just order water on tap when your at a restaurant, cafe or bar :)  or check out keepcups for recyclable good quality coffee cups,
Www.keepcup.com
Roomservice
Try keep showers short as there’s are water restrictions and try savebeater by hanging towel used towel for a second use rather than leaving it not the floor for laundry. Every drop of water counts!!
Some other things I did do whilst in Australia which I was able to capture!! Note to self : always charge camera overnight!

 

Moomba Festival

Moomba festival is held annualy over the long Labour day weekend and is a community and family festival which is held by the City of Melbourne Council.
Why the festival? Here in Melbourne back in 1951 they celebrated 50 long yeard of federation and the theatre production which took place that year was called “An Aboriginal Moomba: Out of the Dark”.  The City Development Association and the Melbourne City Council then proposed to name the Festival Moomba festival when Queen Elizabeth II visited the city.

This festival consists of live bands, river activities take place on the Yarra River such as water skiing and riverfloats as well as fun family games and of course food!
It was colourful everywhere with many different game booths and food parlours as I walked through the festival. EXCITING! Check out some of the rides they had!
As you walk through the park by the Yarra River you can see different parts of the city.
How I wish I was a kid again! I could have experienced the adventure in there!
And of course, if you get hungry, there are plenty of different sorts of food vendors.. Nandos anyone…?
:p I wasn’t able to win anything. haha.

Visit to the aquarium
This was my second time visiting the aquarium. My first time was back in December 2010. I just had to come back to see the penguins and other sea animals. There’s something relaxing about watching sea life. Maybe when I’m older and I have more time at home I would probably have my own little aquarium. Melbournes’ Aquarium is situated in the city along the Yarra river and faces Flinders Street.www.melbourneaquarium.com.au
Melbourne Aquarium :)
Penguins
Now that’s a whole load of Jelly Fish!

Mr. Octopus… They said he was a very shy fella who hardly came out of his small lil hidding spot in the tank. I got lucky to see him out.

Male Seahorse… you know the why. hehe


Hardware Lane
Lets talk about food! Ooh delicious food!
Hardware Societe is a comfy indoor and outdoor cafe located on Hardware Lane through Little Lonsdale (if my memory is right). It’s the place to go for a wide variety of western style (spanish/french) food. I went about 11am for brunch and the menu consisted of many sorts of baked eggs, chorizo, tomato, braised lamb, muesli, chicken blanchette and other delicious condiments and o0o…. Not forgetting the coffee, tea and chocolate drinks they serve too. I was told by a friend that they mix up their menu from time to time to enhance their costumers tastebuds. My brother too who now lives over there also recommended this place as he found it to be the number one place to go to on Urbanspoon. so… I gave it a shot. Outcome… Sooo good and sooo sooo full, i had to relax a few minutes before going about my days activities. :) the staff here were also really friendly and explained well as to what sorts of dishes they had. So.. Take a look at some of the dishes ordered! wonderful cafe interior but most importantly friendly Staff and mouth watering breakfasts.
Landline Number:   03 9078 5992  Address: 118-120 Hardware St Melbourne, Victoria 3000
First thing in the morning.. yummy!

Poached egg in a glass accompanied with chorizo, pickles, slices of bread and other types of meat spreads.
presentation of salt, pepper, sugar etc
chai latte, generous serve of baked eggs with chorizo and a very healthy sandwich made up of capsicum,rockete and baby spinach.

Melbourne Zoo

Zoos Victoria offers experiences at three great zoos: Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, and Werribee Open Range Zoo.
The zoo was a 15 minute drive from the cbd.
Melbourne zoo, Elliot avenue parville, vic 3052
 Tram: take the tram NO. 55 from Williams street
Www.zoo.org.au
Hungry bear.. waiting for his/her food to arrive…
What’s up Timon? How you going?
mummy koala
baby koala
I wonder why they stroll in a straight line..
...tada! Gotta see kangaroos when you’re on this side of the planet!
zzzzZZzz…

Lion king! Haha reminded me othat’s very talkative character.
I really wonder what this Gorilla was thinking about..
This fella is having a good time sleeping! Props for sleeping this way.. I wonder how he/she does it.. I’d get a cramp! Haha.Some Shopping for fresh fresh fresh food and other things..


Lindt 271 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9667 0900
so.. yummy. You have to try. I love Desserts.

(Ive edited these together) My brother and I came here to feast on some amazing cakes! :)
Easter Bunnies
                                        Eureka Tower, Skydeck88Get to experience the amazing views from one of the heighest point in the Southern Hemisphere of Melbourne.
It is the worlds only edge experience.. I was quite scared at first, i wasnt quite sure what would happen as a mate joked as said it would turn upside down.. so silly. nothing like that at all though. Basically, I stood in a glass cube which projected 3 meters away from the building and the floor being completely glass felt like i was standing in the skies. Other things to look forward to was the Terrace. Basically going outdoor onto a balcony to view and experience the winds 300 meters off the ground. loved it. You can also experience the different soundscapes and sights created to enhance your experience. There’s also a cafe up there and a store below. This tower is also known to have the fastest lifts in the Southern Hemisphere!
The views were breath taking. I just had to take in all in as I very much so adore  Melbourne.

http://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au
More.. other things..
More delicious food…
and more..
and more.. this was at Mekhong Vietnamese Restaurant on Swanston Street.
and…. if you’re missing some Malaysian food, there is……….
Paparich at QV mall on Swanston Street
Other things you can see and enjoy in Melbourne are..
             Luna park located on St.Kilda Beach
Big purse located on Bourke Street just outside Myer.
Shopping on Bourke Street
Strolling in the city of Melbourne.
Street Art
Strange men. haha jokes. There’s actually a name for him.. i cant quite recall at the moment. will get back to you!

The Clock tower in Melbourne Central
If you have the time which i think you should make time for haha.. you have to have to have to go down to the Waterfront, Docklands. I really like this place…
Something about the sea and infrastructure merging together and you can relax, enjoy the views and the fresh air … shop.. eat? haha
Melbourne Shopping Centre
Chadstone Shopping Centre
Doncaster Shopping Centre
Chapel Street
Bourke Street
Bridge Road
Collins street
Melbourne Shopping Centre
Qv
Arcades in the city
South Wrath DFO
so… many places to shop!

Great Ocean Road….. <3

or.. take a drive towards Mornington Peninsular for a relaxing gateway of landscape and fresh air. I loved it here.Brighton Beach

Some “small” places.

We all love traveling to new places and enjoy  relaxation and activities with comfort during our holidays. So I thought why not share some of the, note: “Small” luxury hotels around the world. I received a book from my mum after she had gone overseas and stayed at one of the residencdes under the book called  ”Small Luxury Hotels Around The World”. So, I’ve got the book right infront of me and I’ve randomly picked just a few of the different places to share with everyone. Will put more as we go along.
Enjoy!


 Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Australia

Polynesian style bungalows overlooking the beautiful lagoon and sandy beaches. This resort  also provides sun filled activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kite boarding, kayaks,croquet. As well as wonderful massages and beauty therapy.

Tel: +682 31720   Email:pacificresort@slh.com
Address: Amuri, Aitutaki
Website: www.slh.com/pacificresort

 


The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Rajasthan, India
The jungle home of tigers. (This reminds me of  Jungle Book hehe)
Found on the tiger reserves of Ranthambore. Amazing exotic wildlife and elephant rides.
Need to relax after the adventure?  Not to worry.
There’s a holistic spa with yoga and a library bar also located at this hotel.

T el: +91 (0)07462223999    Email: vanyavilas@slh.com
Address: Ranthambore Road, Sawai Madhopur,
Rajasthan,322001
Website: www.slh.com/vanyavilas

Sun Rocks
Santorini, Greece.
“Dramatic, Dreamy and Seductive”, endless views of the
Aegean Sea and the Volcanic Islands.Poolside bar and dinning, massages,
wine tasting,spa and gym available! Nearby you can fin wineries,
tavernas,Cycladic architecture, volcanic islands and Akrotiri.

Tel: +30 2286 023 241  Email:sunrocks@slh.com
Address: Firostefani, 84700 Santorini
Website: www.slh.com/sunrocks

The Fortress Resort and Spa
Galle, Sri Lanka

Interior styled after Galle’s historic Dutch Fort.
Be  relaxed with landscape gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean, and enjoy
Sri Lankan cooking with endless amounts of seafood or even learn how to
cook with the chef here at Fortress. Things to do and also catch when
you’re here are the turtle hatchery, elephant sanctuaries anddd… whale watching!

Tel: +94 (0) 91 4389400   Email: fortress@slh.com
Address: PO Box 126, Galle, Koggala, Habaraduwa
Website: www.slh.com/fortress

Hotel Punta Tragara
Capri Italy

Ever heard of the Capri Islands?! This is it. Only ten minute walk to Capri Village.
Sea and island views from the villa rooms facing the Meditarranean Sea.
There are 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, bar, spa, gym and
of course a tour of the island via boat. In Capri town there are small boutiques,
restaurants and bars,beaches, Anacapri, Blue Grotto, Certosa di San Giacomo.

Tel: +39 081 837 0844   Email: puntatragara@slh.com
Address: Via Tragara 57, Capri 80073
Website: www.slh.com/puntatragara

Stoke Park
Buckinghamshire, England

Looking for something english and grand? Stoke Park is a mansion built in 1795
with 350 acres of parkland.  It has a 27hole championship  golf course, a spa,
13 tennis courts, gym, indoor pool and cooking demonstrations. Also
nearby is the Windsor Castle, Ascot Racecourse, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Eton College and
of course London itself.  With all the amounts o sports available
you’d defo be losing weight away from home. hehehe

Tel: +44 (0) 1753 717 171   Email: stokepark@slh.com
Address: Park Road, Stoke Poges (Nr Windsor)
Buckinghamshire,SL2 4PG
Website: www.slh.com/stokepark