Monthly Archives: July 2015

Checking in to First World Hotel

First World Hotel implements a self check in system. Here’s a guide for first timers or those who are not familiar with such procedure:

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There are 2 types of check-in kiosk at First World Hotel Annexe Tower 2 A Lobby. One is grey in and another one is green. There are 2 types of check-in kiosk at First World Hotel Lobby. One is grey in and another one is green in color.  Grey color is Express Self Check-In while Green kioks is for guests who have means made prior bookings at First World Hotel Genting website where they can directly check-in upon arrival and proceed to get their room number and access card.

To check in:

Step 1 : Touch the screen to begin and select your preferred language (English or Mandarin)
Stsp 2 : Identify yourself with MyKad or passport 
Step 3 : Select your booking to check-in. You can also make new reservation if you have not pre-booked in advance 
Step 4: Tap the boxes to select your requests
Step 5 : Proceed to check in and confirm your reservation and payment details 
Step 6 : Select your preferred payment method and confirm the payment (cash or Genting points)
Step 7: Once your payment is successful, press next to proceed for check-in
Step 8: Merge your reservations if required
Step 9 : Select number of room keys required (one card or 2 cards) 
Step 10: Collect your room keys and check-in slip. Check-in is now complete.

Express check in:

Step 1: Scan your MyKad/ Passport (for foreigners) 
Step 2 : Confirm your booking information 
Step 3: Select the number of room keys (1 or 2) and collect access card with receipt.

To check out, simply insert your access card into the check out machine slot.

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Accommodation in Genting Highlands: First World Hotel Annexe Tower 2A

There are plenty of resorts and hotels that you could book in while you are staying in Genting Highlands depending on your budget and iterinery, but here’s introducing one that is suitable for those who are interested in the casino and theme park part of Genting Highlands; the new First World Hotel Annexe Tower 2A.

First World Hotel Annexe Tower 2A is an extension to First World Hotel Tower 2, where more rooms are offered to accommodate guests.

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Passageway that connects Tower 2 and Tower 2A of the First World hotel.

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There is a cafe located opposite of the lobby, Terminal 2.

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Terminal 2 offers quite an extensive for those who wants a quick and fuss free bite.

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Assorted pastries and pizzas are freshly prepared for your gastronomic pleasure.

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Wide arrays of pastries and delicatessens being displayed on the shelf.

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Diners could opt to take away their orders or enjoy their meals in at the cafe overlooking magnificent view.

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Self check in and check out kioks can be spotted all around for guests’ convenience, mirroring what’s implemented in First World Hotel Tower 1 and Tower 2.

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There are a few types of rooms offered in this Tower 2A, but here’s an economical one. XYZ Deluxe Room, with two single beds.

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Functional wardrobe, kettle, safebox and mini fridge is provided for your convenience. Charging your gadgets is made easy by the International and USB access sockets provided.

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Mini Fridge

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Electronic kettle and complimentary instant coffee satchets and tea pack.

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In-room entertainment includes a flat screen TV.

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The shower, the vanity and the toilet shares the same compartment but with seperate cubicles.

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The toilet was squeaky clean.

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The shower

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Hair dryer is available at the vanity section.

This room is highly recommended for those who intends to spend their time exploring the theme park, try their hands gambling at the casino or explore tourism spots in Genting Highlands.

For more information on other types of rooms and the rates for this hotel, you may check out this link: http://www.rwgenting.com/hotel/firstworld-hotel/

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Experience Malaysia in July

After one month of Ramadhan, now comes July in which falls Syawal for Muslims to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Aside from the Hari Raya celebration, many exciting events will be taking place around Malaysia as well.

George Town and Melaka will hold celebrations to mark their 7th year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Those who are into Japanese culture and traditions must not miss the Bon Odori Festival; while Putrajaya will host a werewolf-themed urban obstacle night race – the BloodRunner. If you happen to be in Sarawak at the end of the month, you should check out the Bario Food Festival for some exotic food.

This month, we are also highlighting some interesting and unique museums and galleries around Malaysia – some are pure fun while others give a greater insight into Malaysia’s rich history.

Salam Aidilfitri to all Muslim readers!

Mohmed Razip Hasan
Director of Communications & Publicity
Tourism Malaysia

 

7TH ANNIVERSARY UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE CELEBRATION 

Celebrate the 7th anniversary of the inscription of the historic cities of George Town and Melaka as a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with memorable events for everyone. The twin-city celebrations will bring visitors on the ground to historic sites to enjoy cultural performances, heritage appreciation and have an overall good time.

PENANG:
Date: 4 to 7 July
Venue: Streets of Inner George Town
Organiser: Georgetown World Heritage Incorporated
Contact: +604 261 6606
Website: www.heritagecelebrations.info

MELAKA:
Date: 7 July
Venue: Dataran MBMB, Melaka
Organiser: Melaka City Council
Contact: +606 333 3333 / 1-800-88-8411
Website: www.mbmb.gov.my

 

NEW MUSEUM IN IPOH:
HAN CHIN PET SOO – A TIN MINER’S CLUB

Ipoh has a brand new privately-run museum which traces the history of Malaya’s grand foray into tin mining in the old days. Han Chin Pet Soo, the Hakka tin miner’s club, was established in 1893 as a recreation club for tin miners to relax after a hard day’s work at the mines. Opium smoking and gambling were among the benefits of membership. Today, this historic building has been restored to its former glory with many original exhibits dating back to more than 100 years ago. Spend an afternoon here to learn about Malaya’s glorious tin mining past, and life during those times, as you view the many fascinating artefacts from a bygone era.

Website : www.ipohworld.org/reservation
Tel : +605 249 5936 / 241 4541
Address : No. 3, Jalan Bijeh Timah (Treacher Street), 30100 Ipoh, Perak

 

PENANG BON ODORI FESTIVAL

For centuries, Penang has been home to communities from all over the world. This year, why not celebrate the Japanese culture and traditions on this heritage island? The Bon Odori Festival is a traditional summer festival in which the people of Japan honour their ancestors who have passed on, and celebrate their on-going presence in the lives they enjoy today. Also known as Obon, the main event is traditional music and dancing in the streets. Many festival-goers dress in Japanese Kimono, Yukata or Happi coats. Happening in the heart of George Town, this year’s event features Japanese food and refreshments, Taiko and martial arts performances, craft exhibits as well as demonstrations.

Date : 25 July 2015
Venue : Esplanade, Penang
Organiser: Bon Odori Organising Commitee
Contact : +604 650 5136 / 261 9012
Website : www.visitpenang.gov.my

PENANG MITM TRAVEL FAIR

The Penang MITM Travel Fair is back with great travel bargains for all. Attractive domestic travel packages are available to suit your needs and interests for adventure, romantic getaway, affordable family holidays, or luxury retreats!
Date : 4 to 5 July
Venue : Penang International Exhibition Centre
Organiser : Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association
Contact : +604 262 2333
Email : [email protected]

[email protected] TO HONOUR RAMADHAN

The month of Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims all over the world. Muslims refrain from eating and drinking, but come evening, they prepare to break their fast with special meals, prayers and spiritual gatherings. Celebrated in honor of the Muslim fasting month, [email protected] features a variety of religious programmes such as Terawih Perdana at Dataran Merdeka (Terawih prayers); nasyid; Tilawah & Khatam Al-Quran (Quran Recital) events; food bazaars; special religious forums; talks by international Imams and many more. This peaceful mass gathering in the city is a great way to reflect on unity, spirituality and the beauty of a diverse population. All are welcome!

Date : 18 June to 17 July
Venue : Merdeka Square
Organiser : Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Contact : +603 8891 7521
Website : www.motac.gov.my

BLOODRUNNER 2015

BloodRunner is Asia’s first, werewolf-themed urban obstacle night race ready to take Putrajaya by storm. Set over a 10km urban obstacle course specially created to challenge the everyday runner, BloodRunner brings an added element of thrill and excitement. Expect obstacles that will cater to runners of all levels – be it a seasoned athlete, a first-time runner or a weekend gym warrior. Food trucks are parked at the race festival site, and a post-race party features up-and-coming local bands too!
Date : 31 July 2015
Venue : Putrajaya
Organiser : Switch Strategies Sdn Bhd
Contact : +603 2029 3194
Website : www.bloodrunner.com

 
BARIO FOOD FESTIVAL 

The 10th Anniversary Bario Food & Cultural Festival a.k.a Pesta Nukenan & Kebudayaan Kelabit Bario will be held from 30 July until 1 August this year. The 3-day festival celebrates the unique food, farming, forest and cultural heritage of the Bario Highlands – one of the last surviving traditionally farmed and forested highland watersheds in Sarawak and East Malaysia. Enjoy the delicious organic food cooked by the various longhouse communities of the Kelabit Highlands. There will be traditional games and dances by young and old. There are plenty of trekking trails to keep your adventure spirit high and cap off a great day by catching the awesomeness of the Milky Way if the timing is right.

Date : 30 July to 1 August
Venue : Kelabit Highlands
Organiser : Rurum Kelabit Sarawak, Kaum Ibu, and the Belia Bario
Contact : +6019 8060 710
Website : www.facebook.com/pages/bariofoodfestival 

 

NEW PRODUCT: TUANKU JA`AFAR ROYAL GALLERY, SEREMBAN, NEGERI SEMBILAN

The Tuanku Ja’afar Royal Gallery is a special museum that celebrates the life and times of one of Malaysia’s prominent and well-loved royals, His Royal Highness (HRH) Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Visitors will have an intimate look at His Royal Highness’ personal and public life, from childhood to his years as a ruler, through well-curated exhibits. His ruling vision was to provide benefits to society through community work and the preservation of culture and arts. The gallery, situated near the serene Lake Gardens of Seremban, is less than 1 km from the city of Seremban.

Website: http://www.gdtjns.com/
Tel: +606 761 9102
Address: Galeri Diraja Tuanku Ja’afar, Jalan Taman Bunga, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. 

 
NEW PRODUCT: TRICK ART MUSEUM

Alive 3D Art Gallery in Port Dickson’s Dataran Segar features 50 drawings and paintings that will trick the eye! These 3D optical illusions, including several glow-in-the-dark paintings, are a perfect backdrop for “selfies” and “wefies.” Strike a pose to blend perfectly into the paintings and create a special visual effect that will boggle the mind and trick the eye!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/alive3dartgallery
Tel: +606 651 5400
Fax : +606 651 0141
Address: No. 38-40, Jalan Ds 2/1 Bandar Dataran Segar, 71010 Lukut,Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

 

NEW PRODUCT: UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE 

Come and visit the unique Upside Down Gallery, situated in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. This fun gallery exhibits a few amusing upside down scenes in show rooms, where guests can come and take memorable pictures. Everything inside, from furniture to household appliances, hover above your head, as the ceiling is actually the floor. Come for a taste of this architectural wonder that will perplex your mind. This architectural marvel is definitely a must see as there hasn’t been many of its kind. Come and make your way to the Upside Down Art Gallery now.

Website : [email protected]
Tel : +60 16 336 8751
Address : No. 13 A & 15 Jalan Coral Walk, Batu 9, Jalan Pantai Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Near Ostrich Farm and Politeknik Port Dickson)

All information is correct at time of publication.
Visitors are advised to contact the event organiser for the latest updates.

For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia at all levels. Since its inception, Tourism Malaysia has grown by leaps and bounds and it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2014, Malaysia registered 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.

Malaysia celebrated its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) in 2014 with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The promotion of the country continues with the MALAYSIA YEAR OF FESTIVALS (MyFEST) campaign in 2015 with the theme “Endless Celebrations” emphasising the various festivals celebrated by its multicultural society. Both campaigns are key drivers towards achieving the country’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Tourism NKEA (National Key Economic Area).

Through the Tourism NKEA, collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, other Government agencies and the private sector have been enhanced to help secure Malaysia’s position as a leading tourist destination. The targets set under the Tourism NKEA will be achieved through the implementation of twelve Entry Point Projects (EPPs) clustered under five themes: Affordable Luxury; Nature Adventure; Family Fun; Events, Entertainment, Spa and Sports; and Business Tourism.

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Selera Pantai Timur with Chef Zam at Serena Brasserie, Intercontinental KL

When it comes to Malay cuisine, there is no denial that Malaysia’s East Coast serves one of the best. This June, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur teams up with a Malaysian Celebrity Chef that needs no introduction, Zamzani Abdul Wahab fondly known as Chef Zam to bring local cuisine experience to the next level.

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Chef Zam has specially crafted a rotational menu to ensure excellent variety and great tastes. The tantalising selection starts with warm and hearty soups like Malay ox tail or sup tulang, then to refreshing appetisers featuring pulut cawan gaul kelapa dan ikan masin, akok berlauk, rojak betik, kerabu taugeh and jantung pisang.

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The traditional Terengganu bubur lambuk will be the crowd’s favourite as they reminisce the home cooked food and endless of delightful dishes such as gulai udang, kerutuk daging, singang sotong hitam, gulai telur itik, ayam percik and ketupat sotong.

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There is also delightful dishes such as gulai udang, kerutuk daging, singang sotong hitam, gulai telur itik, ayam percik and ketupat sotong. Cooked to perfection with freshest of ingredients, the aromatic dish will most definitely entice guests to a second helping.

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Ayam Percik

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Gulai Udang

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Gulai Ayam

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Gulai Telur Itik

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Hati Ayam Masak Kicap

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Sambal Tumis Kacang Bendi

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The feasting journey moves on to a different beat with ‘celup-celup’ live station.

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Here, fresh fish, squid, prawns, crab of your choosing is prepared for dipping in piping hot batter and served with sweet chilli sauce and condiments.

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Celup Celup Tepung; fresh seafood fried in flavoured flour batter.

Other Chef’s recommendations for the promotion includes some of Chef Zam’s family heritage recipes that are also famous dishes synonymous to East Coast such as nasi dagang Terengganu with gulai ikan tongkol, nasi kuning with gulai ayam, laksa and mee rebus Terengganu. Cooked to perfection with freshest of ingredients, the aromatic dishes will entice guests to a second helping.

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Mee Rebus Terengganu

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A must try, Bubur Lambuk Terengganu

Discover the sweeter essence of the East coast in the dessert section featuring traditional medley of bengkang telur manis, serikaya telur, penganan labu, hati kesuma, terembas, puteri mandi, cik abas demam, and wajid durian. The buffet spread also pleases all appetites with international selection such as seafood on ice, freshly flown in sushi and sashimi, roast carvings and pasta live station.

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Seafood on Ice

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Sushi and sashimi

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Meat carvings

The ‘Selera Pantai Timur bersama Chef Zamzani’ is available from 8 to 17 June 2015 where guests will have the chance to savour all of East Coast’s favourites in the relaxing ambiance of Serena Brasserie during the buffet dinner available from 6:30pm to 10:30pm priced at RM128nett per adult and RM64nett per child.

SERENA BRASSERIE BERBUKA PUASA BUFFET
‘The journey of Malaysian East Coast Flavours’ will continue to be featured during Serena Brasserie’s Berbuka Puasa buffet from 18 June to 15 July 2015. Dinner buffet is priced at RM139nett per adult on the first and fourth week of the month of Ramadan, and RM152nett per adult on the second and third week of Ramadan. Spacious prayer room located at Level 5 is available for the convenience of Muslim guests with separate male and female prayer rooms.

Offering guests a relaxing and spacious dining ambience, Serena Brasserie presents a leisurely breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring a lavish buffet spread of international choices, Japanese specialties and all-time local favourites throughout the week, set against the backdrop of a panoramic view of the lobby’s waterfall and lush garden landscape beyond its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

For more dining reservations or for more information on Serena Brasserie, call +603 2782 6000 / +603 2782 6228 or email [email protected] or visit us at www.intercontinental-kl.com.my. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @intercontinental.kualalumpur and Twitter @ interconkl.

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Kampung Dining Experience by the Poolside at JW Marriott

JW Marriott is spoiling the diners quite a bit for Ramadan 2015 but here’s highlighting what’s worth mentioning in their Ramadan Kampung Dining Experience by the Poolside.  photo IMG_0924_zpsqq4qonc3.jpg

Gerai Nasi Kandar featuring the all time Malaysian favourite mixed rice and accompanying curries that can be commonly found in mamak joints.

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Nasi Briyani

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Kobis Goreng Kunyit

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Lamb curry

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Masaala Chicken

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Roasted Lamb is a must try over here. I took a bite of it and approves the flavourful taste of the meat.

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Gerai BBQ and Satay

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The BBQ section features satay with a choice of chicken and beef satay.

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Delicious chicken satay

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Chicken rice, an all time Malaysian favourite is also available for your dining pleasure by the poolside this coming Ramadan too.

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Fragrant chicken rice. There are two types of chicken that you can choose to have with your rice; the steamed version and the roasted version.

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Roasted chicken.

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Steamed chicken.

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Chicken soup. An optional side to the plate of chicken rice.

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Sambal, soya sauce, cucumber and garnishings for the chicken rice.

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Selera Utama consists of assorted traditional favourite that can be commonly found in a Malay kitchen. 

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Assorted traditional curries and dishes to go with steamed white rice.

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Gerai Ulam dan Kerabu

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Assorted sambals

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Fresh Ulams.

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Ikan Pekasam Goreng Berlada.

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Acar Rampai.

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Kerabu Daging was nothing short of sensational.

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Kerabu Mangga dengan Udang

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Assorted modern and traditional kuih is available for dessert.

Below is the information on the Kampung Poolside Dining Experience in JW Marriott for the upcoming Ramadan 2015:

Poolside (June 17, 2015 onwards)  – RM 95.00 nett per adult and  RM48.00 nett per child.

4th Floor (June 17, 2015 onwards) – RM 85.00 nett per adult and RM 43.00 nett per child.

For bookings and reservation :

JW Marriot
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14765, 101.71372
Tel: 03-2715 9000

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