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Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney – Return to Australia

Return to Australia, Shangri-La Sydney Monica Tindall My return to Australia (after two and half years of absence and countless days of pandemic restrictions in Asia) is the thing dreams are made of. Vivid is on, the festival that lights up the city in a dazzling di…

8 Kia Peng Suites

8 Kia Peng Suites KLCC Serviced Residences

8 Kia Peng Suites Monica Tindall For anyone staying in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days or expats relocating to Malaysia, I don’t know why you would book a hotel over a serviced residence. The inclusion of a washer-dryer, kitchen, space of a suite or small a…

The Kasturi Private Pool Beach Villas

The Kasturi, Cherating Pool Villas

The Kasturi Monica Tindall Only a three-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, a little piece of paradise awaits city-dwellers inviting an escape from the urban jungle to a peaceful seaside retreat. The Kasturi in Cherating is nestled between the rainforest and the sea o…

Sustainable Hospitality Malaysia

Sustainable Hospitality Malaysia Part 2

Sustainable Hospitality Malaysia  Monica Tindall In a follow-up to our piece on sustainable hospitality industry in Malaysia, five more businesses share their efforts to reduce their impact on the earth. They report on practices to learn, educate and change m…

Luxury Villas Kuching

Luxury Villas Kuching – Cove 55

Luxury Villas Kuching Monica Tindall Embraced by Mount Santubong to the west and the South China Sea to the east, the new luxury villas at Cove 55 just outside Kuching are in a picture-perfect location. Their setting, minimalist design with a thread of tribal infl…

Luxury Beach Villas Malaysia

Luxury Beach Villas, The Danna Langkawi

Luxury Beach Villas, The Danna Langkawi Monica Tindall A 20-minute drive from the airport on a jungle-edged road opens up to pretty Telaga Harbour and the pristinely white building of The Danna Langkawi. We’ve stayed here several times before, but this we…

Anantara Malaysia

Beach Resort Desaru Coast – Anantara

Beach Resort Desaru Coast Monica Tindall This is my second stay at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, and it’s an absolute pleasure to return. The resort has direct beach access and a central courtyard of magnificent pools. I spend so much time dipping and …

Splash - Poolside Dining

The Westin Desaru Coast, Beach Resort Johor

The Westin Desaru Coast Monica Tindall A corner sea-view suite at The Westin Desaru Coast with dual balconies, an enormous bathtub and clean contemporary lines is my home for a few days. The brand’s focus on wellness fits my desires flawlessly, and it’s here where …

Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi

Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi Words: Rebecca CannonPhotos: Monica Tindall Living in Malaysia, I get an itch every once and a while, whispering, “It’s time for a Langkawi getaway – time to slow your pace, truly enjoy your lush, trop…

Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall A resort destination for families, nature lovers, beach lovers, golf lovers and romantic lovers, the Shangri-La Rasa Ria is a paradise on earth. Throughout time, great poets have told us of Kubl…