Thursday, June 28, 2012

Maldives - Club Med Kani 5D4N

Ola Ola! Now I can tell people that I have been to Maldives!
What a wonderful trip it was. Some what I feel like going back again in near future but to different island of Maldives. Yeah I wish that, huh!

Again, I have been very busy with work since I came back from the trip. Plus I have to arrange the photos and have done some editing as well. 
Tonight, let me bring you to one of the island in Maldives. 
The fact is that there are 1192 islands and about 200 islands are inhabited. 
The island I went is Club Med Kani which looks like a carrot with leaves, I mean the island shape.

Photo belongs to http://travelpartner.clubmed.com.sg

Look 'okay' right?
You can walk around the whole island! Such a small island though..kekeke.

It was only 5 days 4 nights, from 8/6/2012 - 12/6/2012.
Well, it was actually only 4 full days 4 nights. The flight was 8:45pm on 8th and arrived in Male International Airport at around 10:45pm local time in Maldives.
It took more than 4 hours from Kuala Lumpur to Maldives and the timezone is 3 hours different.
After arrival, I was stunned by the arrival hall.
It is rather small and all in one. Custom migration, luggage waiting and exit door, all in one hall. It was so 'efficient' and you hardly spend time to look around the airport.


Once got out of arrival hall, immediately there was a Japanese girl G.O. waiting for us in the Club Med counter stand.



We were quite tired and sleepy because back in Malaysia it was already almost 2am, and soon we were taken to Club Med speedboat just outside of arrival hall. 
So, we were heading to the tiny island in a dark and edge-less universe, nothing but sound of the speedboat motor gearing in fierce against the Indian ocean's wave.
After 25 minutes, we eventually arrived in destination - Club Med Kani. 

It was too late for us and quickly G.O. guided us to our beautiful beach villa (well, couldn't see anything in the dark, but I meant inside :-) ).

The next morning I couldn't wait to go to the beach and see Indian Ocean! 
It was breathtaking and absolutely gorgeous! 
Will show the photo in a short while.
Let me continue telling you my agenda there. 
L.O.L

This photo was taken the first day breakfast and it found me. So I couldn't miss this great opportunity to use my Olloclip micro lens in Maldives! See, it looked at me and said hi. 

After breakfast buffet, introduction of every sport activity was briefing by a G.O. and he took us around to meet different G.O. who responsible for each sport. Well, we are not sport guys though. 
Club Med is always having different activities that be joined by anyone generally throughout the day and night. 
They even design a theme for the day. Like this first day the theme was "Black and White". So you could see G.O.s will wear in black and white. We were not prepare for this. Hahaha. 
Anyway, after briefing partner and I went to Sunset Beach Bar to had drink. 
Drink as much as you ( I ) want!


Hmm... let me just cut short my 'words', I believe for Maldives, photos will do the talking.
And there's nothing much to do in a small island like this. 
All I did were drinking cocktail/mocktail, sun tanning, taking photos and waiting for meals. Hahaha.
Ooppsss, forgot one more thing: mobile online as well. Hahaha. unfortunately the wifi signal was extremely weak! I bet a lot of G.M.s sure complain about it but there's nothing G.O. can do. This is a tiny island in Indian Ocean. What do you ( I ) expect?!?


First Day basically introduction for Club Med. I went to do Spa in the afternoon. It was Ethic Package for $ 185 USDollar (original price but I got 35% discount) for only 1 hour 50 minutes. Foot, facial and full body massage. Okay, here's the funny story. I wore a jockstrap that time I didn't know I need to get naked. So the Indonesian masseuse (they from Bali) gave me a disposable 'paper' underwear. I did not strip all. I wore only my jockstrap still and that disposable underwear. I guessed my face should be so red then. Hahaha. At night we didn't go join the activity because somehow we were still 'jet-lag' and Malaysian time was always in our mind. Kekeke. So we back to villa and sleep early. 



During 2nd day in the island, we were hanging out in the Sunset Beach Bar also. Mocktails + trying to post some photos to Facebook via mobile phone. We also not missing our own private beach in the other side of island, where our beach villa is located.


I love the beach but the problem is a lot of dead corals. Have to be very careful when in the sea water and slippers on. Birthday cake from Club Med during dinner in restaurant.  All of them sang birthday song for me. Ahhh! Same like last year in il-Lido restaurant back in K.L. Performance on stage at night and we participated. It made me laugh out loud and I recorded it. Gosh. I'm not sure if I want to post the video. Hahaha.


We walked the island beach from one to another end. And I had few lovely photos would like to share later. On this 3rd day we were just sun tanning, taking photos and photos. I did some acrobatic moves on the wooden deck to the jetty. Crazy but luckily I did it. Something to remember about Maldives. L.O.L. My partner won 2nd prize (discounts for gift shop) in the Bingo game and we used it to buy Club Med slippers. 


On last day we had to check out at 11am but we still can enjoy buffet and unlimited drinks. The flight was around 9pm. Relax and relax. In the afternoon I participated darts game with bunch of Europeans. Out of 7-8 people, I won the game in 2nd place. What a retreat. I was walking away when I saw two guys that were quite good playing it and they were receiving the 3rd and 4th place metal. I thought I couldn't make it but they called my name. "Nick!" Ahhh! I won something! Shiok!

That's the agenda I guess. Kekeke.
Some G.O. were very nice to us. Without their company, I bet we would end up saying G.O.s there were not friendly. Hahaha.
For this Club Med Kani, I love the beach, love the villa and love the island.
However the food there was not as good as Club Med Phuket or Bali. 
The reason is everything in Maldives are expensively imported. Therefore cost taking into consideration. So, for those who are going there in future, please do not complain. Kekeke. 

Now, the photo session begins.

The Beach Villa


Taken on first night we arrived. 

 My Olloclip fisheye lens. Love it!

 Main door entry view. Wardrobe and mirrors every corner. 

Snapshot from inside the shower area.

 I took a shower here, outside. Hope no one saw me though.


 Outside villa and our very own beach


The resort - Club Med Kani




















Photos with G.O.

 Angel theme night..everyone was wearing white.

 Poor G.O. She was hanging and sitting there for like 30 minutes while everyone was having dinner.

 Friendly French G.O. 

 Friendly French G.O. 

I'm so sorry. At this point, my blog photo size has reached 1gb and I am not allowed to upload more photos. 
Crap! I thought it was unlimited free? Haha!
So for the rest of the photos, I will post them to my photobucket. 
It needs no words I guess...Kekeke..

Link: (changed to next post) Maldives Club Med Kani

Terribly sorry and I will check again on the error. 
Hope you guys enjoy.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Samira by Asian Terrace @ Sentul Park (KLPac)

Today after work, my mood was better.
Tomorrow, partner and I are going to Maldives (maybe this is the reason why the mood is better now).
Partner has found out the new Thai restaurant which replaced the former Japanese restaurant in Sentul Park, has 10% discount with CIMB credit card.
Well, we are the sucker of this. Kekeke.
So we went to this Thai restaurant finally.


The name is Samira by Asian Terrace, located in next the lake of Sentul Park.
Heard from neighbour friend said that there is another one Solaris Mont Kiara. He said that the food is good but overprice.
Before going in, we just hope there is at least air-conditioner installed. Thai food is going to make us sweat. But when come to think of the former Japanese restaurant (we had been here before), it should be open concept with the overview of the lake. They won't do much of the renovation I guessed. Then, unsurprisingly it was no air-conditioner. It was so dark with only candle light on each of the tables. The interior was in dark color as well. It is not pleasant during night hours but I bet it looks good during the daylight.

I snapped 2 photos only, because they were taken before the staff of the restaurant stop me. It is not allowed to take photo of the restaurant, the management's order. Haha. What's the big deal anyway? LOL. Anyway, here's the photos:

 Outdoor seating. 

Indoor interior. 

 Be careful if you are going for dinner with your elderly family members, make sure you watch out for them. I mean the route to the restaurant is full with little rocky stones & shaky woods. 
For the meals, we ordered Massaman Curry of course, Grilled fish fillets with banana leaf and Asparagus with shrimp paste. For dessert, we had Samira's Red Ruby (in Thai's they called Tab Tim Grob). 

 Massaman Curry (Beef) RM 28.00
It tastes as good as we had it in Krabi last year. Yum yum! No spicy. That's the beauty.

 Asparagus Shrimp Paste RM 17.00

 Grilled Fish Fillets with banana leaf RM 32.00
Excellent but expensive. Very small portion. 

Samira's Red Ruby (Tab Tim Grob) RM 9.00

Coke drink price is RM 6.00, a glass. (not a Can)
Rice you can have many as you like, each person is RM 4.00 ( I had two bowls )
All total around RM 110. With 10% from CIMB credit card, actually just save the service charge 10%. Hahaha. Better than nothing~

That's for dinner.
Hope have a sweet dream of Maldives tonight, the mood is coming as tomorrow is getting closer. Haha.
Happy Birthday to me on 10th June, which I will be in Maldives. Something special to remember.

Samira by Asian Terrace
Lot 268, Sentul Park
Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh,
51100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60129213880
Email: reservation@samiraasianterrace.com
Website: www.samiraasianterrace.com