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Afghan Lunch, Greater Action KL

Afghan Lunch – Greater Action KL

Afghan Lunch Words: Nichole Ong Photos: Rich Callahan The Greater Action centre supports 250 refugee families with various initiatives to provide a safe, nurturing space for women to become self-sufficient. Their latest proposal of authentic Afghan lunch ex…

Ruyi One.Café

Ruyi One.Café, Vietnamese, Ampwalk

Ruyi One.Café Words: Monica Tindall Photos: Rich Callahan The latest food and beverage addition to The Grange at Ampwalk is Ruyi One.Café. It’s easy to access and serves a compact menu of quality Vietnamese food in a bright, cheery setting. Perched to the left of t…

Fifty Tales

Fifty Tales, Bandar Sri Damansara

Fifty Tales Words: Han Sen Hau Photos: Rich Callahan Bandar Sri Damansara might seem like a neighbourhood that’s just too far away from everything else that’s remotely interesting, but this incredibly congested residential township hides a humble little gem t…

Sunday Sky Brunch

Sunday Sky Brunch, Sabayon, EQ

Sunday Sky Brunch KL Monica Tindall Spectacular views, excellent food, fine wine, and gracious service – Sabayon’s Sunday Sky Brunch is a win on all accounts. Offering a two-course lunch (RM 68) for children (aged 6-12), a four-course lunch (RM 198+) for a…

Cafe Bakery KL

The Bread Bar, TTDI – Cafe Bakery

The Bread Bar, TTDI Words: Nichole OngPhotos: Rich Callahan Due to meticulous detail and immense devotion, The Bread Bar has found success in high-quality bread and pastries, which take up to three days to make. Hailing from a background in fine dining, Marc Raph…

The Tokyo Restaurant Lot 10

The Tokyo Restaurant, Isetan, Lot 10 

The Tokyo Restaurant – Japanese, Lot 10 Words: Amanda ChinPhotos: Richard Callahan All that clouded my mind when Monica mentioned The Tokyo Restaurant was the iconic 6th Avenue Cheesecake. I’ve had it before, and yes, it will leave you wishing you got the w…

Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, Jalan Bedara

Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, Jalan Bedara

Canvass Bistro & Cocktail Bar, Jalan Bedara Words: Matt Brown Photos: Rich Callahan Greenery abounds at the new location of Canvass Bistro and Cocktail Bar on Jalan Bedara. It features a gorgeous canopy of trees on the street, a blooming garden beside the out…

Wellness Retreat Langkawi

Wellness Retreat Langkawi, Malaysia

Wellness Retreat Langkawi – Ambong Pool Villas Monica Tindall Wellness retreats are famed in Bali and other parts of Southeast Asia, yet they are still a rarity in Malaysia. It seems a shame as the country certainly has no shortage of beautiful locations, w…

Amaala by Ambong-Ambong

Amaala by Ambong-Ambong, Spa Langkawi

Amaala Spa by Ambong-Ambong Monica Tindall It’s only been in recent years that luxury spas in Malaysia have begun to incorporate local wellness knowledge into their menu and programs more widely. Led by the granddaughter of a famous Sabahan shaman, Suzie Ahmad, …

Pegaga Langkawi, Vegan Restaurant

Pegaga Langkawi, Vegan Restaurant

Pegaga Langkawi, Vegan Restaurant Monica Tindall Perched on the side of a jungle-rich hill, Pegaga Langkawi is both green in philosophy and in setting. This vegan restaurant is part of Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat, complementing its holistic wellness mi…

Hybrid KL

Hybrid KL – Concealed Lounge off Changkat

Hybrid KL Words: Sathya SelvarajahPhotos: Rich Callahan With most lounges turning into mini clubs past 10 pm, a quiet place resides in Changkat Bukit Bintang that does the opposite. Hybrid KL is a clandestine lounge for the discreet. It’s for the folk who avoid at…