morgan hotel new york

First Boutique Hotel in the world…

Morgans Hotel New York, more pics here.

Although hotel industry has already started few hundred years ago, If you watch cowboy movies they already got a hotel in that era. I read boutique hotel term actually started in 1980’s. The man who created and popularize the concept is still available – Ian Schrager

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jonker boutique hotel

Most chosen hotel for travelers

Jonker Boutique Hotel Melaka, the building seem suitable with the area…

Maybe it depends on what type of traveler you are and the place of interest. If we look at Tripadvisor on Melaka, many of most popular hotel are boutique like Majestic, Jonker Boutique Hotel , Hotel Puri , Fenix Inn and The Baba House . Except for Majestic, the others are budget.

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1 day after birth…

Mamas got a brand new baby!!. 3.56kg and healthy. To date no name chosen yet and it’s a girl.

So I’m off duty now…please don’t call Mr. Boss at the office hahaha. I choose 3 month maternity leave. So for after birth mother out there, what’s up? Well, as far as the baby grandmother concern, the first 2 month will be a strict diet regime with recovery process full with traditional herbs.

Of course …modern mom now they got a lot of readings from the Internet to defy the mother principle, but how about we call it a draw. Both are good. Beside we wont be here right now because of them and their traditional method.

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Most dangerous fruit in Malaysia

I want to write the irresistible durians but that title look catchy. Yes, the durians can be dangerous if it drop directly into your head. What do you think if Isaac Newton standing below the durian tree and not the apple tree?

Ok, now is the best time for durians. You can find it at almost any Malaysian roadside. Durians is seasonal and the price is not control by the government. So don’t complaint about the price.

I just had the kampung varieties of durians. Durians can be described as strong fruit, both appearance and smell. Very sweet taste, very creamy, thick flesh and can make you replete. You can catch a fever if overdose with extra wind in the stomach.

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bingsut starbucks

Concept restaurant attractions

Eating industry are now not just for the hunger. It can be the first stop for tourist when they arrived at the destination. And we need to eat at least 3 times a day.

So restaurant can really be a tourist attraction. If the restaurant are subject of discussion on most famous place on the web like TripAdvisor, CNNGO or travel bloggers, it means a very good exposure.

Apart from cleanliness and good food, a concept restaurant can be best way to stand out from the others..

This are few example:

1) Integrating International brand with local culture like Starbucks Concept Store in Hong Kong. They called it the world first bing sutt Star Bucks. Although you are regular caffeine addict at the local Starbucks, this Starbucks got a different style. Bloggers experience here.

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‘Other’ tourist perspective

As we figure out something new as an attractions, sometimes creativity is just not enough. Seeing from another perspective can also give a weird result. Thus, the weirdness can be a free promotion as people come to see the weirdness of our creation.

This is some of the tourist attraction that built by thinking it from another perspective…

1) Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota

This palace wall is 100% corn! Every year they celebrate Corn Palace Festival. Now the palace is 100 years old with half a million visitors annually..

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