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  • 7 Restoran Jepang Halal di Kuala Lumpur

    Ada pepatah mengatakan bahwa sushi itu membagi orang menjadi dua tipe – Mereka yang menyukai atau membencinya. Bagi pecinta sushi, artikel ini cocok untuk kamu! Sebenarnya terdapat banyak makanan khas Jepang selain sushi, bisa jadi rasa – rasa baru lainnya akan juga menggugah selera kamu. via GIPHY Memang sulit menemukan restoran khas Jepang yang menyajikan makanan Halal di Kuala Lumpur, karena meskipun dagingnya Halal, makanan yang disajikan cenderung menggunakan mirin dan anggur beras. Kami ingin memberikan kamu pengalaman menyantap makanan khas Jepang yang luar biasa dan Halal di Kuala Lumpur, jadi simak deh restoran – restoran Halal khas Jepang di KL berikut ini: 1. Sushi King Kredit Foto: Sushi King di Facebook Ini bisa jadi adalah restoran paling terkenal di KL, kebanyakan orang pergi ke Sushi King untuk memuaskan rasa ingin makan sushi mereka. Ada banyak pilihan menu tersedia di restoran ini, dari buffet sampai à la carte, dan lebih kerennya lagi jika tidak ada menu yang kamu inginkan di buffet, kamu bisa memesannya secara terpisah. Sushi King jelas merupakan salah satu restoran sushi buffet terbaik yang terbaik di Kuala Lumpur, meskipun begitu mereka tetap memiliki variasi menu yang banyak jadi walaupun makanan khas Jepang bukanlah makanan favorit kamu, dijamin kamu akan menemukan sesuatu yang kamu suka disana! Temukan di: Ada lebih dari 100 outlet di Malaysia, jadi Kamu pasti menemukan satu di dekat kamu 2. Sukiya Malaysia Kredit Foto: Sukiya Malaysia di Facebook Bersertifikat halal, Sukiya Malaysia menyajikan makanan Jepang seperti masakan lokal - tanpa daging babi dan kandungan alkohol - maka jika kamu sedang mendambakan semangkuk mie ramen, kamu tahu harus ke mana. Salah satu restoran Jepang tertua di Malaysia, Sukiya Malaysia telah dibuka sejak 1982 dan mereka paham benar tentang cara memperlakukan pelanggannya. Datang langsung dari Jepang, suasana restoran ini adalah budaya pop Jepang dengan makanan khas Jepang seperti Gyudon, Kari Jepang dan Chicken Bowl, dan yang terakhir tentunya Ramen. Temukan di: Restoran ini kebanyakan berada di mall. Dua outlet yang paling terkenal di Kuala Lumpur adalah di Mid Valley Mega Mall dan Sunway Velocity Mall. 3. Ramen Village Kredit Foto: Ramen Village di Facebook Tempat lain untuk memanjakan diri kamu dengan mie Ramen adalah Ramen Village – nama yang menggambarkan isi menu dari tempat tersebut. Rasa yang disajikan sangat mantap lebih lagi mereka bahkan menawarkan hidangan fusion, gabungan antara masakan khas Jepang dengan cita rasa Thailand dan Korea, yang disesuaikan dengan standar Halal. Kuah kaldu miso adalah salah satu menu yang terbaik disajikan dengan ayam yang begitu lembut sehingga hanya hancur berantakan. Karena harganya, restoran ini bukanlah restoran yang tepat untuk kunjungan rutin, tetapi sangat layak kok untuk dicoba sekali-kali. Temukan di: NU Sentral, Lot L5 09, No. 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470, Kuala Lumpur 4. Agehan Japanese Restaurant, Grant BlueWave Hotel Kredit Foto: Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam di Facebook Kalau kamu mencari restoran Jepang tipe fine dining di KL, maka Agehan adalah tempat yang harus kamu datangi. Restoran Jepang bersertifikat halal ini berada di hotel bintang lima, tetapi mereka memiliki berbagai menu dengan macam - macam kisaran harga. Bermewah ria dengan menu à la carte untuk fine dining, atau pilih menu buffet dengan harga terjangkau di akhir pekan. Menu unggulan Agehan adalah masakan tradisional Jepang - seperti Hosomaki Sushi, Nigiri dan Makimono - serta sentuhan rasa lokal pada masakan seperti Tuna Mayo Maki dengan Cili padi (cabai mata burung). Restoran ini adalah salah satu restoran Jepang terbaik di Lembah Klang. Temukan di: Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam, Persiaran Perbkamuran, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam. 5. Wagyu Kokoro Kredit Foto: Wagyu Kokoro di Facebook Pastinya tidak mudah untuk menemukan Wagyu Yakiniku Halal di KL. Eiitsss.. tunggu dulu dan jangan berkecil hati! Karena Wagyu Kokoro ada untuk kamu. "Yakiniku" sendiri, yang artinya adalah daging panggang menjelaskan menu yang mereka sajikan. Benar saja, disini kamu bisa memanggang - panggang sendiri daging beef Halal pilihan chef mereka yang kualitasnya di atas rata - rata yaitu tingkatan A4 sampai A5. Mantap bukan? Selain daging beefnya yang lezat, mereka juga menyajikan menu berbahan ayam dan seafood yang segar. Menu yang disajikan ada beberapa tipe, dari menu pedas dan tidak pedas, serta dari menu set yang bisa dimakan 2 sampai 6 orang dan menu terpisah. Semua makanan yang disajikan pasti nendang. Selain itu, tempat ini memang cocok sekali untuk berkumpul bersama keluarga tersayang dan teman - teman kamu. Jangan lupa untuk mencoba Chicken Yakitori dan Kokoro Spicy Seafood Stew-nya, ya! Temukan di: Jalan Teknologi 2/1C Signature Park, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia 6. Pepper Lunch Express Kredit Foto: PepperLunch Malaysia di Facebook Meskipun salah satu outlet Pepper Lunch Express yang berada di Pavilion ditutup, mereka masih memiliki cabang di beberapa food court tertentu yang masih buka. Spesialisasi masakan Pepper Lunch adalah hidangan lada mereka (hampir semuanya sih) dan masakan disini paling enak dimakan langsung waktu sedang panas - panasnya. Coba deh Pepper Rice mereka yang diberi berbagai pilihan daging atau seafood dicampur dengan semua saus dan topping yang mereka tawarkan untuk membuat lidahmu bergoyang. Siap – siap ya terkena tendangan panasnya! Where to find: Bukit Bintang Food Court, Pavillion Food Court 7. Toyyiban Sushi, Bangi Getaway Kredit Foto: Toyyiban Sushi di Facebook Satu-satunya restoran sushi milik seorang Muslim, Toyyiban Sushi adalah bisnis milik sebuah keluarga yang dimulai oleh salah satu anggotanya yang merupakan orang asli Malaysia yang pernah belajar di Jepang. Meskipun tidak memiliki banyak pilihan pada menu mereka, restoran ini membuat orang muslim nyaman karena hidangan yang mereka sajikan adalah hidangan Halal terbaik di Kuala Lumpur. Selain sushi goreng renyah, mereka juga menyajikan hidangan mie seperti Udon, Soba dan Bento dengan harga yang pas. Mereka menawarkan sentuhan lokal pada kecap pedas (sambal kecap) yang dicampur dengan wasabi. Fakta menarik tentang restoran ini adalah bahwa restoran ini dinamai berdasarkan ayat Al-Qur'an loh! Dimana umat Islam diperintahkan untuk makan makanan murni, murni - Halalan Toyyiban – jadi pastinya kamu bisa yakin bahwa yang kamu makan disini itu makanan Halal! Temukan di: Bangi Gateway Shopping Complex, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan Itu tadi adalah beberapa restoran Jepang halal terenak di KL, jadi sekarang kamu bisa memuaskan hasrat ingin makan sushi atau masakan Jepang kamu di restoran – restoran diatas. Dari ikan bakar, sticky chicken, sashimi segar, atau wasabi yang nendang, buffet dan menu yang menyediakan semua yang kamu inginkan. Makanya, simak terus Aplikasi HalalTrip agar kamu bisa memberikan pendapatmu tentang tempat-tempat tadi, menu favorit kamu, dan jangan ragu deh untuk share tentang temuan - temuan kamu saat traveling langsung ke kami....

  • KL Food Galore: You Haven't Tasted KL Without Checking Out These 19 Eateries!

      Eat. Sleep. Repeat. via GIPHY Malaysia is famous for its scrumptious local cuisine as well as international restaurants, which makes it quite easy to find some great spots. If you have any doubts about where to eat in Kuala Lumpur, we have listed out some fantastic places that range from hawker stalls to food trucks, without forgetting popular restaurants too. So simply take your pick from the spots listed below! Malaysian Cuisine 1. Village Park Nasi Lemak Credit: Village Park Restaurant on Facebook This eatery is owned by a Chinese Muslim couple and is very famous for their nasi lemak ayam goreng. The succulent fried chicken is the best part of this dish which is excellent when paired with the fragrant coconut rice.The restaurant was chosen as the winner for the Best Ayam Goreng by Blogger’s Choice in 2011 and at the Time Out KL Food Awards 2014. The restaurant is a local favorite for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur that travelers to the city also enjoy. Address: No. 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 6.30AM to 7.30PM (Mon-Fri)                            6.30AM to 6PM (Sat & Sun)Contact: +60 3-7710 7860Facebook 2. Sate Kajang Haji Samuri Credit: Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri Are you craving some satay? Drop by this Muslim-owned restaurant to get your fix of delectable marinated meat paired with some fine peanut sauce and ketupat. This restaurant had its humble beginnings in 1992 and is a top favorite for satay with several branches operating in Malaysia today.Sate Kajang Haji Samuri has been among favorite food places in KL for a very long time and is bound to run into huge crowds – but it’s worth the wait and you won’t be disappointed. Address: Lot 7G & Lot 7LG, Jalan Melati Utama 4, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Kuala Lumpur                Various LocationsOperating hours: 11:00AM to 12AM (Mon-Sun)                            3:00PM to 12AM (Fridays)Website 3. Nasi Kandar Pelita Nasi Kandar Pelita is another Muslim-owned dining spot that is famous for its fusion of Indian and Malaysian cuisine, where some of the famous dishes include nasi kandar. While the kuah campur is a favorite as well.Nasi Kandar Pelita started out small in 1995 but rose in popularity because of their famous nasi kandar, and now there are more branches located throughout Kuala Lumpur today. Address: No. 149 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                Various LocationsOperating hours: 24 hours dailyWebsite 4. Nasi Lemak Ong Credit: Nasi Lemak Ong Malaysiaon Facebook This outlet which is famous for its own version of nasi lemak, which is actually nasi kandar is located at the Pavilion Shopping Mall. The original stall has been around for over 20 years in Alor Star, and the locals in the area refer to nasi kandar as nasi Lemak which is the reason for this mild confusion.The founder, Ong Tee Kea who hails from China gained his expertise from an Indian Muslim chef and the dishes here boasts of the wonderful fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malay flavors. From spicy curries with fragrant rice and even unique charcoal-infused roti canai - you will certainly enjoy the menu here. Address: Lot 8.105 Level 8 Pavilion Shopping Centre Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur(Pavilion Shopping Mall - 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang)Operating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +60 3-2110 3499Facebook Street Food 5. Mansion Tea Stall Formerly known as Al Amnah, the Mansion Tea Stall is famous for its teh tarik which is considered as the national drink of Malaysia. It’s even better when you pair your drink with their Roti Banjir Special which is served with gravy, soft boiled eggs, dhal, and spicy sambal. This stall has been one of the go-to places for teh tarik and roti, which is great if you are wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur for a late dinner. Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 24 hours daily 6. Cendol Durian Runtuh Credit: Cendol Durian Runtuh CowKit on Facebook While the durian is renowned for its pungent odor, durian cendol is a very popular dessert in Malaysia that you should try at least once. If you need to beat the heat with a durian cendol, pay a visit to the ever-popular Durian Runtuh which serves up one of the best versions of this dessert.Due to the popularity of the stall, you might encounter a long line, however, it’s certainly worth the wait for a big bowl of the cool dessert. Address: No. 57, Lorong Raja Bot, Chow Kit, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 2PM to 3AM (Daily)Facebook 7. Babarittos Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: Babarittos Delight on Facebook The Muslim-owned Babarittos food truck was started by Aircraft Engineering graduate, Muhammad Hafiy whose father played an important role in the kitchen as well. You can head down to Babarittos at TAPAK Urban Street Dining which serves up delights such as burritos, quesadillas, and nachos which will leave you wanting more. Both the beef and buttermilk chicken burritos are the favorites you cannot miss, but it won’t hurt to check out the other flavors as well. They serve up some pretty great pasta and burgers if you are in the mood too. Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 5PM to 1AM (Tue-Sat)                             5PM to 12AM (Sunday)                            (Closed on Mondays)Contact: +60 16-682 4877Facebook 8. FirstOrder Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: First Order The FirstOrder food truck who is famous for their Milky Mango drink should be your next stop if you want to cool down after a long day. Every drink on the menu is mango-based, the food truck was started in 2015 by the founder Kamal; who thought of creating a business around his favorite fruit.You can catch FirstOrder at TAPAK Urban Street Dining, and do try the refreshing Mystic Mango shake which is another favorite. Address: Tapak Urban Street Dining, Jalan Ampang                Various LocationsOperating hours: 6PM to 12AM (Daily)Website | Facebook | Instagram 9. Borak Time Food Truck @ TAPAK Urban Street Dining Credit: Borak Time on Facebook Wondering where to eat in Kuala Lumpur and get a hot fresh meal? The Borak Time food truck has just what you need. Their most popular dishes are definitely the Nasi Lemak Kukus with Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken.Doesn’t that sound delicious? They also served up some awesome Grilled Lamb as well as Bangers and Mash which is great if you want to deviate a bit from the local fare. Address: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 6PM to 12AM (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)                            6PM to 1AM (Friday)                            6PM to 1.30AM (Saturday)                             (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)Contact: +60 13-257 2054Facebook Indian Fine Dining 10. Betel Leaf For Indian cuisine fans who are looking for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur: the Betel Leaf restaurant is dedicated to serving up delectable Chettinad cuisine with all those exotic flavors. This fine dining restaurant has been part of the food scene since 2009, and has a very pleasant ambiance and boasts of an extensive menu.Take your pick from the aromatic biryanis, spicy curries, thalis and so much more when you decided to dine at Betel Leaf - some favorites include the mutton biryani and deep-fried cauliflower. Do note that the restaurant is not Halal certified, but dishes are only prepared with Halal ingredients. Address: 77A, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaOperating hours: 11AM to 11PM (Daily)Contact: +6012 3992312 / +603 20325932Website Korean Fried Chicken 11. KyoChon Credit: KyoChon Korean fried chicken is known for unique flavors, but finding Halal options might not be so easy. You don’t have to worry about Halal food at Kyochon - all the chicken is sourced from JAKIM Halal certified Halal suppliers, and there are several outlets located throughout Kuala Lumpur as well. The star items on the menu are crispy, succulent chicken with Kyochon’s own unique flavors such as Soy Garlic, Red Pepper, Honey and there are rice batter options as well. Additionally, Kyochon focuses on bringing a fresh, quality and preservative-free chicken to their customers - and it certainly pays off. Address: Lot 1.54, Level 1, Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur                Various LocationsOperating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact:  +6017-283 3707 / +6012-611 9435Website | Facebook | Instagram Japanese Shabu Shabu 12. Suki-ya Credit: Suki-Ya, KL on Facebook At Suki-ya, you can enjoy the famous shabu shabu which is a healthy combination of fresh veggies, thinly sliced beef and more. The restaurant features four tantalizing soup bases to choose from and a nice range of appetizers as well.Even though alcoholic drinks are served at the restaurant, no alcohol is used in food preparation and the meat suppliers are JAKIM Halal certified. Suki-ya has been around since 2003 and is based on the Japanese shabu shabu spots which promote a comfortable and cozy setting. Address: Suki-Ya @ Tokyo Street Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot No. : 6.24.04, Level 6                Various LocationsOperating hours: 11:30AM to 10PM (Mon-Sun)Contact: +603 2141 4272Website | Facebook Halal Dim Sum 13. Dolly Dim Sum Credit: @dollydimsum on Instagram Dolly Dim Sum is another great spot for Halal dim sum that is completely pork-free, with pretty delectable menu options too. This nice dim sum spot aims to create a modern concept of the Chinese tea house and give their customers a unique experience. Dolly Dim Sum has it all - from Siew Mai and Har Gao dumplings in bamboo baskets to egg tarts, as well as a nice range of drinks to go with your meal. Address: Lot G9 Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Opposite KLCC)               Various LocationsOperating hours: 11AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: 03-2181-3830Website | Facebook | Instagram Seafood Heaven 14. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant Credit: Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant on Facebook This Muslim-owned restaurant’s specialty involves a nice little fusion of Chinese and Thai cuisine with a menu that boasts of variety. The best dishes you cannot miss include sotong (deep fried squid), as well as the Thai Style chicken.This is one of the best Halal food spots to visit if you get the craving for seafood or for those savory Asian flavors, and it has been around for over 30 years as well. Address: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg. Sg. Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, MalaysiaOperating hours: 12PM to 2:30PM | 6:30PM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +60 3-7727 3153Facebook 15. Shell Out - Publika Credit: Shell Out on Facebook The Shell Out at the Publika mall is a Muslim-owned restaurant that features Cajun style seafood which is quite unforgettable once you try it. Founded by a husband and wife team, Shell Out is must visit for seafood lovers who are looking for fresh, delicious food with great flavor.You can choose from crabs to clams and prawns, or even octopus and select the cooking style, sauces, and spice level. There are some great combo deals to choose which is great for a large group or even you prefer sampling a bit of everything.Address: A2-G2-1, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia               Various LocationsOperating hours: 10AM to 10PM (Daily)Contact: +6016-3054616Website | Facebook | Instagram Western and Fusion Cuisine 16. Chili’s Credit: Chili's Malaysia on Facebook Known best for serving up Tex-Mex food, you can taste your share of burgers, wraps, nachos and so much more from their mouth-watering menu. Popular items on the menu include their Chicken enchiladas and fajitas, but do give the Classic Ribeye steak or the Classic Club Sandwich a try too. Even though Chili’s is not Halal certified and serves alcohol, they do have a Halal kitchen so you can still enjoy Halal meals here. We advise readers to consume at your discretion. Address: Lot 346B, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur               Various LocationsOperating hours: 11AM to 11PM (Sun-Thu)                             11AM to 12AM (Fri & Sat)Contact: 03 2164 1400Website | Facebook | Instagram 17. My Burger Lab Credit: myBurgerLab on Facebook Want to try something unique? My Burger Lab specializes in a little range of burgers with charcoal infused buns, and you can even create your own burger with the delicious options on offer. With burger delights such as the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang and the In-N-Out Tribute, you will be back for more.The restaurant was founded by Ren Yi, Chang Ming, and Wee Kiat who initially had no professional culinary experience, but gained their expertise through part-time jobs in the food industry. My Burger Lab uses only Halal ingredients, so you can dine here with no worries. Address: No.8, Jalan Awan Hijau, Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur               Various LocationsOperating hours: 5PM to 10.15PM (Mon-Fri)                             11AM to 4PM | 5PM to 10.15PM (Sat & Sun)Website | Facebook | Instagram 18. Kay’s Steak & Lobsters Credit: Kay’s Steak & Lobster on Facebook If a hearty dinner or lunch is what you are after, Kay’s Steak and Lobsters might be that perfect dining spot. You can enjoy a range of juicy steaks - from Angus Ribeye to Sirloin with a side of mashed potatoes and a sauce of your choice, while seafood fans can opt for their famous Lobster Thermidor as well.Founded by a husband and wife team, the restaurant features an extensive menu and has been a favorite for western cuisine for a while. Additionally, you can easily reach the restaurant within a 35-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Address: 12A, Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6b, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaOperating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Fri)                            1PM to 10PM (Sat & Sun)                            Closed on MondaysContact: 03-5887 1081Website | Facebook | Instagram 19. Cor Blimey British Fish and Chips (Damansara Uptown) Credit: Cor Blimey Damansara Uptown on Facebook Cor Blimey’s founder Adam Joseph Hanrahan who was raised in Hampshire, United Kingdom, started the restaurant to share his favorite British meal - fish, and chips, with Malaysia which is his second home. This is one of the best spots for Halal food in Kuala Lumpur, and for authentic British fish and chips.Of course, you must try their Signature Fish and Chips where you get to choose the type of fish, batter, and sides or add-ons. With platters, burgers and other British staples such as Bangers and Mash, this is an ideal outlet for a casual night out. Address: No 33 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia               Various LocationsOperating hours: 5PM to 10PM (Tue-Thu)                            12PM to 10PM (Fri-Sun)Contact: +60 37733 8358Website | Facebook | Instagram...

  • Traveling In A Big Group? 10 Huge Villas in Malaysia That Are Worth Every Penny

    In the past, the idea of staying in a villa was a far-fetched dream but as times change staying in a villa has never been so simple, affordable and sensational. So whether you're looking for a palatial home for your Malaysian holiday, a change of air on your mini weekend getaway or even a villa for your event, we've got you covered! via GIPHY This article will list you 10 Villas in Malaysia that'll accommodate families or group of friends and making your luxurious getaway a dream come true. Feeling like Royalty 1. The Villas At Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Credit: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa StyleOpulence in the midst of nature. These villa styled rooms, feature greenery and private swimming pools a few steps away from the private balconies. The furniture is a mixture of wooden features with cotton and rich deep colours to create the effect of pure indulgence. AmenitiesPrivate swimming pools, outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre, balcony. 24hr Front desk and rapid bus transit to take you to Kuala Lumpur city center or to nearby shopping and entertainment mall or even the Sunway Lagoon theme park. BudgetOn a higher end at $400 a night for two people but considering the unique experience and 24hr service available this resort is giving you a royal experience as well as beautiful accommodation. LocationPesiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Review: 8.8Website 2. The Bird of Paradise Villa at Genting Sempah Credit: Karla Cheah on Airbnb StyleMulti-story home with extraordinary architecture. Open spaces with colors and comforts of being inside. Art plastered all around the house, pool table and relaxing spaces. Jacuzzi and swimming pools. So grand that huge functions can be held here. AmenitiesVarious balconies. Swimming pools, games room, (additional options such as bbq foods). Caretaker within distance, big car porch, steamboats. Hotel amenities such as 24hr building staff and basics available. Budget$700 for 22 people, a slightly more expensive split. OverallOne way to find villas in Malaysia is to look at villas in resort complexes. This offers much more than a grand home experience as you will have access to restaurants and other entertainment facilities, especially useful for longer stays and bonding experiences. In addition to this room services and every-day cleaning will make you feel like royalty. Review: 4.5/5Website Cheaper Villa options Having a tighter budget does not necessarily mean having a lower standard of a villa. 1. Villa 23 @ Cyberjaya Credit: Dream Scape Management on Booking.com StyleA combination of rustic and modern, this beautiful home incorporates wood with darker tones. Clever use of lighting and space allows lighting to be adjusted for mood and ambiance. AmenitiesFeaturing a hot tub and Jacuzzi, air conditioning, WIFI, fully equipped kitchen, towels, sound-proof rooms. Top- notch security with electric passwords. Daily housekeeping and laundry. BudgetThis house can be rented by room or in its entirety. The prices start as low as $10 for one room and only go up to $80 for the whole complex. LocationJalan Fauna 1, 63000 Cyberjaya, Malaysia Reviews: 8.4/10Website 2. Villa @ Elevia Residence Credit: Villa @ Elevia Residence on Booking.com StyleA grand place using sleek decor with straight lines and geometric designs pops of color are splattered around the house which brightens the space but still keeps a running theme. AmenitiesPool, fitness center, BBQ facilities, terrace, garden. Air conditioning, Free parking, Free wifi. Budget$120 for a place that can sleep, 6 guests. More beds can be added for additional fees. LocationJalan Puchong Utama 7, 47150 Puchong, Malaysia Reviews: New villa so unreviewedWebsite 3. Vista Rio Melaka Credit: Victor on Airbnb StyleThis home incorporates culture with timeless elegance. The staple red laid around the house really brings this home to life with a taste of Malaysian culture. The home gives a high-class decor with dark mahogany dating to historic elegance as well as being paired with sleek white furniture and marble tiles to incorporate a modern touch. AmenitiesAll essentials are offered for a hotel experience, air conditioning, heating, patio or balcony with a beautiful view. Completely verified by Airbnb. Budget$66 dollars a night for 7 guests. OverallBeing on the cheaper side, the amenities and ambiance are perfect for parties, corporate events, and personal experiences. The point of this villa-esque experience is to feel removed from your everyday life and these unique villas and units styled as villas enable you to experience a new home dream. Website Affordable Villas 1. Twin Villa Homestay Credit: Twin Villa Homestay on Booking.com StyleMore on the opulent, luxurious side this villa is furnished with draperies and Victorian-inspired furniture. A villa is a grand place that fills all the senses with its beauty and elegance. AmenitiesA 4- bedroom Villa with flat-screens, fully equipped kitchen, free toiletries, outdoor pools and relaxing outdoor furnished spaces including in the dining area, balconies and terraces. BudgetJust under $300 for up to 14 guests. A steal! Location6 Jalan Badik 11/4, 40100 Shah Alam, Malaysia Review: 9.8Website 2. Cyberjaya Cristal Villa25 Credit: Cyberjaya Cristal Villa25 on Booking.com StyleA uniform style runs throughout the whole villa with the colors blue, black and white. This really ties the whole house together and creates the impression of an even more palatial villa. The sleekness extends from the exterior to the interior. Tile and marble floors with splashes of interesting portraits, landscapes create a sleek and expensive experience. AmenitiesFitness center with a spa extension including a jacuzzi and spa. Variety of pools including a fenced pool for privacy, infinity pool, City and landmark view as well as mountain views, giving you a versatile home. Budget$360 for up to 20 people, making it $18 each. Location25 Villa Diamond, Jalan CSR 2, Cristal serin residence Jalan Fauna 1, Cyber 9, 63000 Cyberjaya, Malaysia OverallThese grand spaces are slightly higher in the price range but are still affordable when considering the amount of space offered. They are perfect for big groups of friends or family which allow the price to be divided into great prices that please all the guests. Review: UnreviewedWebsite Lofts as a means to a Villa 1. The Panorama @ Georgetown Credit: Ben on Airbnb StyleThis beautiful loft will change your meaning of loft, the panoramic windows open out onto a view of wide expanding water and the view of the Penang Bridge. The white theme allows light to rebound and the beautiful touches of glass and white is an exceptional way to highlight the uniqueness of the villa-esque accommodation. Amenitiesspectacular view, pool, gym in the building, fully equipped house, elevator. BudgetLess than $60 for a night for up to 7 people, it is honestly a bargain. LocationGeorgetown Reviews: 4.5/5Website 2. Templar Park Rainforest Retreat Villa Credit: Saw on Airbnb StyleA wooden retreat in the midst of lush green, sliding doors leading directly into the wilderness. Open spaces with stairs leading up into private cabins as well as gazebos with furniture molded from nature. An eco- friendly home with roof solar panels. Perfectly designed home to feel in the midst of nature but not be deprived of modern luxury. AmenitiesView of Anak Bukit takun, verandah, gazebo, double-decker beds, trampoline, hammocks, swings, open parking. Swimming pool and terrace, green open spaces, golf course as well as a sauna. A waterfall 5 minutes away. Budget$240 a night for up to 16 guests LocationRawang, Selangor, Malaysia Review: 4.5/5Website 3. Rimba Hang Kasturi, Melaka Heritage Residence Credit: Rachel on Airbnb StyleNot the usual luxury, sleek design a more edgy design incorporating unfinished walls with wood and greenery. The clash of urban in nature creates a clashing unison of decor. It manages to transport you away from what you think you know in design. AmenitiesPool with open green courtyard to allow nature to enter. 3 bedrooms with 7 beds, a smaller place for a big group. Budget$310 dollars for 14 guests. LocationUNESCO World Heritage Site of Jonker Street, Melaka. Review: 5/5Website So, here are 10 different options to give you a taste of different villa-esque experiences available to you in Malaysia. Whether you a group of friends, or a want to have a family reunion or a couple retreat, so many options are out there to suit your criteria. No more excuses now, you may go fulfill your villa dream....

  • Never Been To Malaysia? Here are 5 Reasons Why It Needs To Be Your Next Vacation Spot!

    Being a middle-class destination for a holiday, Malaysia is located at the core of Southeast Asia. It is proving to be brimming each year with an abundance of travel hotspots, gourmet cuisines at every block of the country and an atmosphere infused with a unique blend of cultures. It does not stop there! It is of no surprise that Malaysia is one of the most popular destinations among Muslim travellers based on the availability of halal food, convenient access to prayer amenities and wide range of Muslim-friendly hotels and tourist attractions. Malaysia may be a diverse region comprising of a population of approximately 32 million people but they never fail to provide an ultimate `Muslim-friendly vacation` for families who are visiting the country for the first time. Without further ado, let's jump into the top 5 reasons why Malaysia should be your next holiday destination! Read more about Malaysia 1) Easy to find affordable Halal food You would not have completely experienced the whole of the Malaysian lifestyle if you did not try out the local food they have to offer. Their cuisines range from a variety of different cultures - Indian to Malay to Chinese and so on. If you are a fan of spicy food bursting with flavors, you should definitely explore the restaurants in Malaysia. They will leave you in a food coma with zero regrets. There is no shortage when it comes to the availability of restaurants serving Malaysian cultural food. Be sure to bump into carts and huts that are known for reasonable pricing at every street corner. Bukit Bintang is a spot-on example to satisfy your Malaysian cultural food fix with a literal street jam packed with gourmet food shacks serving the typical Malaysian delights like Satay, Nasi Lemak, Teh Tarik etc. You will be assured of the Halal factor of the food, considering that the majority of the population is dominated by Muslims. Some Halal eateries that will leave you salivating for more: Ayam Penyet Api Restaurant Contact number: +603 8020 7499Website: AyamPenyetPrice range: RM11.90 – RM20.00 Satay Satay Restaurant Location: Paradigm Mall, No.1, Jalan SS7/ 26A, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya 47301Contact number: +60 3-7887 7908Price range: RM9.90 – RM15.90 Capital Café Location: 213, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, City Centre, 50100 Kuala LumpurContact number: +60 3-2110 5591 2) Unique mosques Due to Islam being one of the core religions practiced by the Malays, there are a plethora of mosques available in Malaysia which encourages the Muslims to carry out daily prayers and religious activities. The beauty of each mosque differs from each other. One thing you will notice is that each mosque has its unique feature and its own way of portraying Islamic architecture. The mosques portray a variety of intricate designs on their monuments which would make them stand out individually. However, one must be cautious about behaviorism and how they conduct themselves as mosques are sacred places of worship. There are certain etiquettes that each mosque follows and tourists should be mindful of these before visiting to avoid disrespecting the mosque and those worshipping in it. A few of the standard ones would be the removal of shoes before entering the mosque, wearing appropriate clothing and keeping volumes to a minimum. Some of the most unique mosques you can expect to come across would be the following listed below: Malacca Straits Mosque, Malacca (The floating mosque) Location: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 MelakaOperating hours: 9AM - 5PMContact number: +60 17-377 0309 Putra Mosque Location: Persiaran Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan PutrajayaOperating hours: 9AM-12.30PM, 2-4PM, 5.30-6PM (Sat-Thurs)                                3PM-4PM, 5.30PM-6PM. (Fri)Contact number: +60 3-8888 5678 Crystal Mosque Location: Pulau Wan Man, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, TerengganuContact number : +60 9-627 1111Operating hours: 10AM–7PM (Mon-Thurs)                                9AM–7PM (Fri-Sun) 3) Affordable shopping outlets Shopping malls all throughout the country radiate with the "shop till you drop" vibes thanks to their mammoth assortment of both high-end and affordable spending options. They are compacted into the copious floors that entail you to crane your neck while attempting to figure out which floor you are on (and discounts of course!). Malaysia is one of the most ideal places to grab a bargain without having to compromise on quality, which is a crowd-drawing aspect that the country provides for visitors on a vacation. Below are a few wallet-friendly options you can opt for: To find enjoyable entertainment facilities for the traveling kids, along with a worthy shopping experience do drop by to Berjaya Times Square and Sungei Wang Plaza. Berjaya Times Square Location: 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 10AM-10PM(Daily)Contact number: 1 300 888 988 Sungei Wang Plaza Location: Lower Basement One, SWP Box No. 009, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 10AM-10PMContact number: 03-2148 6109 For a lively and bustling street shopping experience head over to the Central Market and Petaling Street. Central Market Location: Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanOperating hours: 10AM-9.30PMContact number: +60 1-300-22-8688 Petaling Street Location: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanOperating hours: 10AM-12AMContact number: +60 3-2032 5988 4) Affordable hotels and unique accommodations As the annual inflow of tourists increases in Malaysia, the country keeps up in terms of accommodations and hotels for visitors. They have a huge selection of unique and one of a kind types of lodging, breaking the norm of having to live in dull and the usual `Bed & Breakfast` dwelling options. Malaysia does not undergo scarcity when it comes to listing down amazing Muslim-friendly accommodation spots. It need not be a 5-star rated hotel to give you the best of amenities and a great stay. A large number of budget-friendly accommodations here could provide tourists with an unforgettable experience and a whole bunch of Instagram-worthy pictures, while radiating a luxurious lifestyle without having to create a dent in their wallet. Here are some Muslim-friendly lodging options which will deliver an ultimate Malaysian experience for you and your family: Time Capsule Retreat Location: Sungai Lembing, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, MalaysiaPrice range: RM118 – RM498 (per night)Contact: +013 963 8888 Bamboo Village, Hulu Langat, Selangor Location: Off Jalan Pelangi 5, Taman Desa Pelangi, Batu 11, 43100 Hulu LangatContact: 019-2275620 /016-2226424Email: bamboovillage.kl@gmail.com Wind Paradise, Sabah Location: 89308 Kundasang, Sabah, MalaysiaContact: +6019 8000 201E-mail: booking@mrsabah.comPrice: RM170 – RM380(for standard rooms)           RM220- RM300(for the Mongolian Yurts) 5) Muslim-friendly attraction sites Malaysia is indeed a spot where there is so much to do and so much to see. You can be assured that you will not be left bored to tears. They range from picnicking on the beaches and trekking in the rainforests to visiting some of nature's wonders like Batu Caves and Bukit Tabur. If you have the above listed in your itinerary then you are definitely in for an exhilarating time at Malaysia. Muslims have plenty of attractions to choose from. Taking into account the vast amount of Muslim-friendly tourists hot-spots, it would be a challenge trying to name the most favorable. However, some of them that could be deemed as top attractions are listed below: Sunway Lagoon Location: Subang Jaya, 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling JayaOperating hours: 10AM-6PMContact number: +603 5639 0000Website: SunwayLagoon Petronas Twin Towers Location: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, 50088, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 9AM-9PMContact: +603 2331 8080Website: PetronasTwinTowers Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Location: Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 10AM-6PMContact: +60 3-2092 7070Website: IAMM As Malaysia is leaning towards a more Islamic approach, the country would be a highly-recommended destination for a Muslim family looking for a holiday without having to worry about non-halal products or eateries.​ Read more Halal Travel Blogs...

  • Experience Kuala Lumpur's Year-End Sale! We've Got 9 Best Places For You To Checkout!

    Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city with many sights and sounds that cater to any type of traveller; it is also one of the top spots for shopping! Kuala Lumpur has a wide range of malls with a variety of shops selling everything between souvenirs to the best of Malaysian cuisines. Since it's finally the last month of 2018, the Year-end Sale is here! Almost every shop in town are offering the best prices and who doesn’t love a bargain?! Still wondering what to buy in KL? Everything! You can get just about everything at discounted prices from tech to local handicrafts! So get your bargaining skills together and let’s get into the list of shopping places for you to check out in Kuala Lumpur for this Year-end Sale. Read more about Kuala Lumpur! 1. Mid Valley Megamall Picture: Mid Valley Megamall One of the largest retail spaces in the world, Mid Valley Megamall is mostly famous for its collection of affordable stores and restaurants – over 430 – it also has an 18-screen Cineplex! The mall has two food courts but the locals head over to Oasis which is located on the second floor where you can get authentic Malaysian cuisines for cheap prices. Address: LOT F-049&050,1ST, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWebsite: MidValleyOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 2. The Curve Picture: TheCurve Popular amongst tourists, this mall beats all competition due to its indoor and outdoor shopping areas as well as open-air dining options. It has Kuala Lumpur’s only Ikea and it even has a Tesco. Almost every favourite Malaysian restaurants and cafes can be found here, such as Pappa Rich, Little Penang Cafe, and Secret Recipe. This mall is frequented by tourists as it has everything under one roof. Address: 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaContact: 603- 7710 6868Website: TheCurveOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily)                              *Hours may differ on Prophet’s Birthday 3. Berjaya Times Square Picture: GoWhere Malaysia The Berjaya Times Square has everything you expect in a mall and more! Malaysia’s largest mall, with 600 shops and indoor theme park featuring adult-only and children-friendly rides. It's is a mega-sized mall focused on fun.  It is the World’s ninth biggest mall in terms of floor space! It also includes a Taipei-style night market on the third floor as well as the Grand Musical stairs! With all these features, this mall will not disappoint! Address: Berjaya Time Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala LumpurContact: +603 2117 3111Website: BerjayaTimesSquareKLOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 4. Central Market Picture: CentralMarket First opened in 1938, it started off as a wet market in 1888, Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market has been through a lot of changes, all to make sure it’s visitors have a great time! Focusing mainly on Malaysia’s multiracial culture, you will find different areas dedicated to the many cultures that exist within the country; you will find some of the best handicrafts and authentic food here. It also includes a replica of Melacca’s Jonkers Street, as well as the city’s Little India. It even promotes local contemporary art at the Annexe Gallery. Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50050 Kuala LumpurContact: +60 1-300-22-8688Website: CentralMarketOperating hours: 10AM - 9:30PM (Daily)                             *Hours may differ for Prophet’s Birthday 5. Petaling Street Market Picture: Flickr Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, Petaling Street Market is a lively street market with rows of shops selling a variety of items as well as some of the best Malaysian street food! If you like bargaining, Petaling is the place for you! Items are usually sold higher than their actual price and bargaining is always welcomed here! It is one of the best places for budget shopping in Kuala Lumpur. A great example of local culture, Petaling Street Market will keep you on your toes, a new experience at every corner. It is highly recommended that you get souvenirs from here as you can get them for unbelievably low prices! You can get an authentic experience of Malaysian-Chinese life, with some of the best food available here. Be sure to try Chinese classics like the Roasted Peking Duck and Mee Goreng! Address: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50000 Kuala LumpurContact: +60 3-2032 5988Operating hours: 10AM - 12AM (Daily)                            *Hours may differ for Prophet’s Birthday 6. Kenanga Wholesale City Picture: Wikipedia If you are in Kuala Lumpur during a weekend, be sure to go to Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC) as they welcome retail buyers during Saturdays and Sundays. It is a great place to shop for Muslimah fashion apparels as they have 70 shops dedicated to Muslimah wear. They sell everything from the trendiest Muslimah fashion to the most traditional clothing, so be sure to drop by KWC. You can find these shops on level 3A and 5. If you are hungry after all that shopping you can grab a bite from one of the Halal restaurants on the 5th floor. Address: 2, Jalan Gelugor, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWebsite: KenangaWholesaleCityOperating hours: 10AM - 7PM (Sunday to Thursday)                                10AM - 8PM (Friday to Saturday) 7. Low Yat Plaza Picture: VisionKL Looking for tech goods? Low Yat Plaza is the place to go to! The plaza also has clothing stores, a food court, karaoke, as well as coffee shops. With everything from phones to laptops to cameras and even computers, you can get tech items for the best prices as prices are negotiable, so bargain away! You might just get the greatest deal on that phone you’ve always wanted. Address: 7, Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Website: PlazaLowyatOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) 8. Taman Connaught Night Market Picture: TheGourmetDiary This is the longest night market in Malaysia; that is 2 kilometres of shopping ranging from retail to food. Taman Connaught Night Market has it all! It is a great spot to get any trinket or accessory while enjoying the unique sights and sounds of a night market. It can get very busy, but that is what adds to the charm of the place, just soak it all in and get in on the fun. If all that bargaining can leave you hungry, you can eat any dish from the variety of cuisines available at the market! You will find Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean and Thai food amongst local cuisine. Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Kuala LumpurOperating hours: 5PM to 12AM (Wednesday) 9. Suria KLCC We all deserve some luxury from time to time, so why not head over to the Suria KLCC mall, which is more upscale than the other places on the list. If you are strictly budget shopping in Kuala Lumpur, this may not be the best option, but a little window shopping never hurt anyone! Located right at the foot of the Petronas Towers and standing 7 storeys high, Suria KLCC has some of the best of high-end and mid-range designer brands. They include brands like Versace, Loius Vuitton, Kate Spade, and Coach to name a few. The mall also has its own convention centre, art gallery and a park so even when you are not shopping, there are many other options to enjoy! Address: Lot 241 Level 2 Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala LumpurContact: +603-23822828Website: SuriaKLCCOperating hours: 10AM - 10PM (Daily) Keep this list in mind and enjoy your shopping and culinary adventures in vibrant Kuala Lumpur! Now that you know where to shop, make it a point to plan your trip before Malaysia’s Year-end sale season ends!  Read more about Malaysia!...