AN ADVENTUROUS CHRISTMAS JOURNEY AT IOI CITY MALL


AN ADVENTUROUS CHRISTMAS JOURNEY AT IOI CITY MALL

Putrajaya – Christmas, an annual popular festival associated with gift giving in appreciation and thanks of another good year to children, loved ones and friends. IOI City Mall will once again be living up the magic of Christmas this year with spectacular happenings and fascinating custom-made decorations to set the scene for “An Adventurous Christmas Journey”. The story continued from last year’s success, whereby a young boy named Charlie crafted his Christmas moment at IOI City Mall. This time, Charlie came to learn good morals and acquire bravery through his new journey.


A Brand New Adventure to Explore


From November 25th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017, “An Adventurous Christmas Journey” will showcase the most venturesome Christmas with a unique fable unfold through the vibrant d├ęcor at the mall. At a mesmerising 11 meters tall stood a magnificent wooden vessel, set afloat by two magical hot air balloons, carrying an important mission to sail Charlie on his adventure. The story goes when Charlie received a special gift on the Christmas Eve which allowed him to travel from places to places, uncovering valuable treasures and making new friends along the exciting journey.
 The entire mall is transformed into a spectacular wonderland, featuring various colourful and magical settings based on the adventurous storyline. One of the highlights of the setting is a magical time tunnel which allows patrons to experience a transition passage from winter land to magical land. Other highlights that are not-to-be-missed are Wishing Well, lighthouse, decorated small huts and glittering Christmas trees with fairies. There are also a host of exclusive fairy tale characters namely Carren the Elf, and Ship Captain appearing in the mall to offer a delightful and welcoming ambience to its patrons. These imaginative sceneries and characters are surely a splendid photo opportunity for families and friends.

In addition, both parents and children alike will be delighted to know that all these incredible adventures of Charlie’s Adventurous Christmas Journey are kept in a specially designed Christmas story booklet made specially for this holiday seasons. The booklet, available mall-wide, contains engaging activities like solve the maze, spin the wheel and make an origami to keep the little ones occupied during the school break. IOI City Mall proudly welcomes visitors of all ages to come and explore these magical adventures this Christmas, for an enchanted experience that is truly unique.


Be Adventurous, Be entertained To further enhance the shopping experience at IOI City Mall, a variety of interactive activities and performances are held throughout the celebration period. Shoppers can anticipate a lively array of performances such as dance shows, carolling, magic performance and kid’s workshop such as sushi making, toast play and donut play with free admissions while carrying out their festive shopping. “With all these exciting offerings, IOI City Mall provides a spectacular occasion for visitors of all ages to spend their year-end holidays,” Chris Chong, Complex General Manager of IOI City Mall said.
 

Shop and Get Rewarded
There’s more reason to shop this holiday season. Shopping for Christmas tree ornaments, home decorations, chocolates, cookies and elegant gift sets has become a convenient task for visitors at IOI City Mall since the Lower Ground, Centre Court is now gathered with a whole range of unique gift ideas and festive delicacies from major brands such as Famous Amos, Uma Hana Zakka, Crabtree & Evelyn, Artopanda, Miss T, Lovely Lace, Yankee Candle, Choc Boutique and Purple Peanutz. At the Ground Floor West Wing, there are toys and stationeries available for kids from brands such as Transformers, Disney, Sylvanian Family and BOBOIBOY. Besides keeping the kids busy, there is also a wide range of beauty care products and fragrances for the ladies by Parkson at the Ground Floor East Wing.


To make Christmas shopping more rewarding, IOI City Mall has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to spread the cheers of giving with exclusive rewards upon purchases. Standard Chartered bank card holder who had spent RM200 onwards in single receipt at any outlet are eligible to spin the fortune wheel and stand a chance to win one of these exclusive gifts; the Penguin Backpack, customised umbrella, exclusive lunch box and more. Meanwhile, non-Standard Chartered card holder can enjoy the same redemption programme upon spending RM350 onwards in a single receipt.

Redemptions are available at Ground Floor West Wing, while stocks last and must be made on the same day of purchase. These redemptions are not valid for transactions made at GSC, HomePro, Index Living Mall, Parkson, Tesco, Icescape, District 21, Currency Exchangers and any forms of bill payments.


Whether you’re heading off on a family getaway or looking forward to a rewarding festive shopping spree, make sure to spend some time at IOI City Mall and enjoy our Christmas festivities, crafted specially for our discerning patrons.


Holly Jolly Christmas Fun with the Kids
In the event of true Christmas spirit, IOI City Mall and Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC) collaborated and organized “Holly Jolly Christmas Fun” as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives. On 6 December 2016, a total of 14 children from Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone and 23 children from Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda enjoyed a fun-filled morning with thrilling activities at District 21, a 70,000 sq. ft. indoor action adventure park located within IOI City Mall. The children had a great time taking on some of the exciting rides offered at the theme park such as the largest indoor rope challenge course, Sky Trail and Malaysia’s first indoor Roller Glider, as well as, other activities prepared specially for them such as sand-art and DIY Christmas card-making. They were later treated to a delicious meal specially prepared by Texas Chicken.


During the media launch, Bargain Basement contributed its nett proceeds worth RM50, 000 to five beneficiaries in a cheque presentation by the Executive Director of Yayasan TSLSC, Datin Joanne Wong. Five homes namely Rumah Shalom (Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kristian Aman Selangor), Yayasan Seribu Harapan Malaysia, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Darul Aminan, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone and Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Lagenda will be receiving RM10,000 each. This initiative is in support with Bargain Basement’s motto which is “give to inspire others to give”. “Besides helping to remove clutter at home, this initiative also benefits the environment as the goods are used by someone else instead of being dumped in a landfill,” said Datin Joanne. 

Additionally, the children also received a school bag and goodie bags distributed by Datin Joanne and General Manager of IOI City Mall, Mr Chris Chong. Items in the goodie bags such as light snacks, drinking bottle and much more were sponsored by Yayasan TSLSC and The Manhattan Fish Market.


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Pancake House International @ Quill City Mall

Did you realize Pancake House International is not just selling pancake but actually they have so many savoury menu that is so interesting and delicious recipe all originally from Philippines. Check out to your nearest Pancake House to try on their signature Smoked Golden Tinapa and Daing Na Bangus,Tako, sandwiches , salad and many more.

We are here to sample the  signature menu in Pancake House International at Quill City Mall outlet and their new introduced Santa's Favourite Pancake in celebrating this coming Christmas.
I will highly recommend -Best Taco In Town . It comes in 2pcs crispy Tacoserved with Tuna Macaroni Salad as the sides. The Taco is packed with Chicken chunks, lettuce tomato, onion, and cheese in a crispy taco shell . Every bite is so delicious and addictive along with the flavourful sauce 

Fiesta Taco Salad -  roasted chicken bits, kidney beans, mixed greens, and grated cheddar cheese with special dressing. Refreshing platter as starter  
Club Sandwich. Served hot and fresh from the kitchen. Triple-decker sandwich made of chicken, Chicken Strips, lettuce, egg slices, tomato and cheese served with crispy french fries.This portion can be shared among two people. It's enough flavor to satisfy any hungry sandwich fans.

Classic Pan Chicken.A house specially-deep-fried Pan Chicken with homemade gravy served with Garlic Rice. Simple and delicious meal that can satisfy your palate with this tender chicken meat and crispy chicken skin.  
Worth Mentioning menu for Smoked Golden Tinapa (Smoked Golden Milkfish). Deboned Milkfish can be found only in the Philippines and this is popular Filipino favourites
Deboned Milkfish smoked to perfection and served with Garlic Rice, egg and Mango salsa.

The milkfish has the robust smoky flavour that is well marinated and easy to savour with the boneless texture. Do take a dip of sauce combination of garlic and vinegar that is pretty appetizing.
Caramel Banana Walnut Pancake. Melt-in-the-mouth pancakes, with the right combination of crunchy walnet and sweet banana. I scoop of ice cream (choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry or Yam) to your favourite pancake.

Chocolate Marble Pancake. This surely my kids favourite as well. The pancakes is so light and fluffy. Yumm



Santa's Favourite Pancake is only available from 15th Oct to 31st Dec 2016
Rudolph's Peanut Butter Shake. (*Add on with any purchase of Santa's Favourite Pancake)

Santa's Favourite Pancake with Rudolph's Peanut Butter Shake is the Christmas special menu that you must try during this festive season

Delectable serving of food at Pancake House



Good news to all parents. Do bring your kids over to Pancake House International  during the 1st Sunday of the month and the kids gets to enjoy a free kid’s meal when you purchase any special set meal. Moreover, there are buy one free one promotion going on for Golden Pancakes selection every Wednesday. *for Facebook fans and instagram followers.

Pancake House International @ Quill City Mall
Unit No G-05 & Al-Fresco 3A,
Ground Floor, Quill City Mall,
NO. 1018, Jalan Sultan Ismail,

55100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2856 0635





Family Staycation @ Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort, Carey Island

One hour drives to a perfect gateway during this school holiday. Sounds good to you? That’s what we did last weekend driving to the north of Banting heading to Amverton Cove @ Carey Island that is about 72 km from our home at Setapak. It was a fun and memorable staycation, a truly incredible experience especially for my kids to get them close to nature.
Amverton Cove is my ideal staycation for family with small kids like me. They have everything under one roof. Beautiful place and well maintained resort, facilities for the both adult and kids can enjoy, and help to rejuvenate you at the Sompoton Spa. Sneak away from the city center for two days is enough to energize ourselves.

We reached early at 12.30noon and the check in was fast.  The friendly resort staff greet us with welcome and we met Mr. David, the General Manager of Amverton Cove showing us around what are the resort facilities and some of the activities that he has arranged for us.



Amverton Cove has six types of accommodation which you can choose to suites your family pax. Deluxe Family, Deluxe Room, Premier Suite, Courtyard Villa, Amverton Villa, and Lakefront Chalet.  

We stay at Premiere Suite at level 1which has the following features :
  • 666 sq ft of interior space
  • Standalone Bath Tub
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Guest toilet
  • Living space area
  • King size bed
  • 2 Persons (+ 1 extra bed)
 It has a beautiful comfortable room with a nice relaxing view from the balcony. My kids are overjoyed by the huge space so that they can run around.
42'' TV- large enough and can be turn front and back. Comfy sofa at the side

Wardrobe with hanger, bathrobe, disposable slippers, safe deposit box, laundry bag and hair dryer.
Spacious bathroom especially the bath tub

The bathroom are separated from the outside with a sliding door. 
Pleasant interior design that makes the room look so cozy and relaxing

Kettle, mineral bottle and coffee packs are provided. Mini fridge as well

Additional Guest toilet. The kids can actually reach the sink easily to wash their hand



Extra bed for my boy. Just nice attached aside our king sized bed

Tranquil accommodation with balconies looking at gorgeous view. Feeling calm and peaceful.


View from outside. All rooms are facing swimming pool view. Deluxe room on the ground floor with open balcony.
The Rabbit Room where you can have your dinner and breakfast here. They have nice upper deck view for private function
We take a short tour to the swimming pool whereby they have pool for both adults and kids. Kids are extremely excited when they saw the slides!

Breathtaking view surrounded with greenery and natural environment.. So relaxing

You will never get bored here. Amvertone Cove has lots of outdoor activities such as ATV, flying fox, Abseiling/Rappelling ,swimming pool, paddle boat, biking, boat riding, kayaking, archery, paintball, rock climbing, Kid's ATV, Scooter , Yoyo car and many more.

Amusement Outdoor Activities that is pretty complete!

Kids and Adults ATV
The Golfer's Terrace.
Great dining ambiance for relaxation and serenity.

After the short tour, we had our quick lunch at Golfer's Terrace. They served local cuisines at reasonable price. The portion of food is charitable and worth the money you are paying for .  We order orange juice, watermelon asam boi and coconut for some refreshing moment. 

We choose the set lunch that comes with large pot of fish meat curry, omelette and mix vegetables. Also comes with a platter of rojak buah. All this for RM 75++ suitable for family of 2-3 pax. We add on crispy chicken wing which I highly recommended. The chicken meat was juicy and tender! All food are prepared upon ordering.

Delicious meal and we are so contented..
My kids are aiming at the opposite small island nagging me to bring them to the animal island. They can't sit longer and waiting excitedly to jump on the boat ride. All of us need to wear the life jacket and my boy are quite afraid of that. He refused to wear it at first. I need to struggle abit here. Ok..we are set to go! It's my first time bringing them to have boat ride with life jacket on..wow..what a nice experience yeah..


Duckie

Rabbit farm

Gigantic Tortoise

Iguana

Walking around the animal island. There are feeding session where you can get in touch with the animal. Besides, if you want to see the snake show, it is only available at 11am and 5pm.
Where is the monkey?? They are trying to spot them

Getting back to our room. Look at their expression. Weather is so good!

Next, we checking out the kids play zone. The playarea has a colourful setting complete with slides, obstacles, trampoline, pool of balls, legos, cooking toys and etc. My kids can spend long hours here

Gym area

Games room. There is also a convenient shop for you to shop around and buy some light snacks.


Moreover, for more entertainment needs, you can go to The Hummingbird Entertainment Lounge which is well equipped with pool, snooker and foosball tables. You can choose the VIP Karaoke rooms if you wan to sing along with your families.


Windy day..still early so we walk around the clubhouse area.

Too curious..they want to try on the buggy ride back to our room
The most anticipated moment for my kids.. Swimming Time!
The view alone is breathtaking

Let's Swim Mummy!
Little boy jumping happily

Eldest girl enjoying her slides. Numerous times going up and down on her own! The kids pool is great!

Full bucket splashing water over them

Sunset! Lovely view from our room. Blessed that we check in today and such a nice weather for our outing. Sunny bright day until 7pm..

After our bath, we have a short walk around the resort. Taking some nice view pictures for remembrance.


Which way to go?

Lush greenery villas. Some with jacuzzi and pools inside. Suitable for large family if you want to book for a family gathering and weekend staycation.
Dinner at The Rabbit Room that served local and western cuisines that is halal. Ala carte menu price from RM 13 onwards which comes in generous portion.

We ordered Chow Kuey Teow

And also Chicken Chop served with fries and Chef Special sauce.
Hubby snap some night views photos
Feeling so refresh after a good night's sleep, we wake up early for our breakfast buffet.
Orange juice, coffee and tea section.  Also fresh bread for the kids

Sunny-side up egg and scramble eggs. Both are my girls favourite

We choose the outdoor seats overlooking the golf course view.Fresh clean air and blue sky.

Delightful breakfast that are simple and yet delicious! Nasi lemak with sambal sotong, chow kuey teow, sausages, hash browns, baked beans, potatoes, nuggets, roti canai and they also have salad and porridge. Kids will love the cereal selection as well.


Family picture before checking out.

Loving this place so much. I need to take more pictures of the beautiful morning view here. Nature's beauty at its' best




The most funny moment whereby my kids keep telling me they are very scared of the insects here. They keep asking me what is that? Where is comes from? Why the insects is there?  I need to recall some of the insects name. It’s a good experience for them.  Butterfly, bettle, spider, dragonfly, worms, red ants, ants, weird insects as what they claimed and much more. Mummy and daddy can’t stop laughing looking at them why they are so afraid. The next round mummy will planned for further exciting trip to beach resort and they could get new experience and more excitement! Perhaps monkey standing at the balcony or hornbill standing beside you waiting for food at the restaurant.


   
Let me share with you the exciting fun-filled packages Amverton Cove offering now during this school holiday. You can go for Family Fun Package with 2 days 1 night stay in a Deluxe Room that is including complimentaries of one (1) round of Boat Ride to Animal Island, one (1) round of Kayaking or Paddle Boat Ride, one (1) round of Archery Game and 
Complimentary usage of Wifi Internet access, Gymnasium, table tennis, kids games room, kids fun zone, and swimming pool with slides for kids.

These rooms comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children below the age of 12.

Another option to go for Deluxe Family Fun Package


Why spending long hours driving or waking up early to catch the flight?
Come and have a quiet retreats to have peace of mind surrounded by lush nature, greenery to recharge your body and mind with this breathtaking view and natural environment. Resort-style living to back-to-nature simplicity, the blissful vacation for family!


Thanks David for having us and your great hospitality throughout our stay here. Also my special applause to the Amverton Cove resort staff here for their helpful service and cheerful smile who always greet us.

Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort @ Carey Island
PT 673, Jalan Pulau Carey
Mukim Jugra
42960 Pulau Carey,
Selangor, Malaysia

GPS
2.857095, 101.408175

Tel : 03-3123 3888
Email : hotel@amvertoncove.com

Do check out their website and Facebook page for latest promotions and more updates.
Website : http://www.amvertoncove.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Amverton-Cove-Golf-Island-Resort-491686120866533/?fref=ts