Behind The Scene Tour- First World Laundry Room

Unlike the visit to Genting International showroom, our visit to the First World Laundry division was nothing glamorous or funky, but it was educational nevertheless, as while yours truly knows how important and cleanliness in the line of hotel and hospitality, I had no clue how the hotel actually keep things clean and hygienic, especially the bedsheets, duvet etc.

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An overview on housekeeping and laundry division.

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No. First World Hotel does not keep elves who helped them to do the laundry nor do they have fairy godmothers who clean up everything with just a wave of a wand. There was no magic involved. Just systematic system, high-tech machines and pure hardwork to keep things clean. We were shown an A-Z process of laundry in First World Hotel, from collection of dirty linens to washing, drying up, pressing and distributing it back to hotel rooms for your usage. Everything was done using giant machines and the divisions looks more like a mini factory rather than a laundry room.

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These are clothes sent by the patrons of First World Hotel for dry cleaning and is now ready to be delivered back to the respective owners. Both wet and dry cleaning service is available upon request for those who are staying in First World Hotel.

The visit is indeed educational, and I believe, through this visit, you not only can learn how hotels manages their laundry but teaches you how to appreciate the unsung heroes who made your stay in hotels comfortable too.

Behind the Scene Tour was made possible by Genting Resort World.

Behind The Scene Tour-Genting International Showroom.

The last time I was at Genting International Showroom was November 2013. My family and I were invited to experience Fantastica! 2 and Stars on String in Genting Resort World back then. It was indeed one of my most memorable trip as my husband ended up on the stage, dancing ballet with Fantastica! 2 performers in front of hundreds of audience, complete with a tutu. ;) I believe, many of us who joined that trip back then still remembers his ballet performance. :p

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My rather introverted husband breathes in relief this time around though. We were not there to make an impromptu performance but to find out how things works behind the stage during concerts or shows in Genting International Showroom.

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Here’s one of the sound and lighting crew member, briefing us on the stage sound and lighting.

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Sound engineer demonstrating the arts of sound and blasting the Genting International Showroom with funky sound.

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Here’s one for the album, the kid bloggers dancing and having their 5 minutes fame on stage in Genting International Showroom, complete with lighting and music before proceeding to our next stop; the educational visit to First World Hotel Laundry division.

This behind the scene tour is pretty much insightful and I learned that behind every successful show or concert in Genting, there is a whole crew behind of it to make it successful and yes…credits should be given to the backstage crews too. Bravo and kudos for making world class entertainment possible.

The Behind the Scene Tour was made possible by Genting Resort World.

Behind The Scene Tour- History of Genting

After having a blast in the Ice Age Adventure and a fill in the Coffee Terrace we Proceed to Behind The Scene Tour where there will be 4 stops, which is; The Visitor’s Galleria, The Genting International Showroom, First World Hotel Laundry and See, Do& Eat Workshop. I will be writing about all of these stops individually as each and every one of it is pretty educational and interesting.

Our first stop was the Visitor’s Galleria. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by a tour guide who will lead us throughout the tour and were given a goodie bag containing a bottle of mineral water and a set of Genting Resort World stationary set, which will be pretty useful if you are a student or a member of the media who joined this tour as you will need to jot down some notes if you are to really write a good article about the Behind the Scene Tour.

The tour is mainly aimed to educate the public on how things works behind the scene in Resort World Genting, but our first stop in the Visitor’s Galleria, is pretty much a tribute to the founder of Genting Resort World, the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong.

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In the Visitor’s Galleria we were briefed about the life of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong and his ultimate masterpiece; Genting Resort World. The story is very extensive but to cut the long story short, the late Tan Sri hailed from China and migrated to Malaya,( now Malaysia) and works as a carpenter before starting to delve into the world of constructions.

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Hall of fame- the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong’s achievements is all on display here, ranging from trophies to momentous from VIPs from all over the world.

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The members of the media were also given an overview of the entire Genting and their future plans, the first Fox World theme park in the world, which is currently in progress and expected to be completely done and open to public by the end of 2016.

This tour may be boring to some and small children may find it a bit mind boggling, but to aspiring adults who wants to be a self-make billionaire, the story of how the late Tan Sri Lim Go Tong is nothing but pure inspiration.

Our next stop is the Genting International Showroom, where the visitors will be given a glimpse on how things works behind the scene of all those world class show and concert in the showroom.

Wait up for my next post, yea. :)

This trip was made possible by Resort World Genting.

Lunch at Coffee Terrace

After having so much fun at Ice Age Adventures, we were ushered to The Coffee Terrace for lunch. :) It was buffet style with plenty of food to appease even the fussiest eater.

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Was feeling rather cold, so I took the Creamy Mushroom Soup to share with my husband. But unfortunately for me, it was not to my liking as the cream was way too thick and clumped up pretty easily. :(

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Spotted some Chinese Pancakes with Scallions at the Chinese stall. This was marvellously done. Savoury, crispy and flavourful. Would have gone for a few more if I wasn’t saving the space in the tummy for other dishes.

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On husband’s plate: Salad and assorted sushi. He was craving for sushi and took some. The sushi was fresh and earned his approval. The salad? I took a forkful. It was all right. No complaints there.

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On my place was some Mixed Grill and Pasta. These are all right too. Loved the beef slices to bits. Perfectly marinated and nicely done.

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Dessert was Assorted Pastries. I gave this a miss but my son enjoyed this so much.

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My husband and I ended our meal with two scoops of ice cream before we proceed to our next stop: The Genting Behind The Scene Tour. :)

More info on Coffee Terrace, please refer to the details below:

Resorts World Hotel Genting Highlands

OPERATION HOURS:
BUFFET
Breakfast: 5.30am – 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00 noon – 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.00pm – 9.30pm            

ALA-CARTE
24 hours

Phone: 03-6101 1118

Ice Age Adventure in Resort World Genting

What did you do last school holiday? It was pretty short. Just one week, and it is not very practical for me and my family to go anywhere far. I was tempted to fly over to Boracay, but instead of that my family and I settled for Genting Highlands instead after receiving a FAM trip invitation from Resort World Genting. ;)

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The FAM trip this time around is different as it is completely children friendly. See the picture above? These are my kid blogger friends. Yes. These children are bloggers too. :) So…why did we go up to Genting last school holiday?

Well, it’s because of this:

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Ice Age Adventure. :) Resort World Genting is bringing the Sub Zero heroes over for all of you to meet. ;) Ice Age Adventure is an interactive section aimed to the young and the young at hearts and is happening from 1 September – 26 October 2014. Touring Ice Age Adventure will allow you to meet the Sub Zero heroes, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Scrat and Diego who will bring you on an extraordinary adventure that includes lots of fun and
games as well as plenty of once-in-a-lifetime photo moments. ;)

Here is a bit of a walkthrough for Ice Age Adventure, in case you’re planning a visit. :) There is 3 main sections in Ice Age Adventure which is: Ice Age Playground, Ice Age Theater and Ice Age Meet and Greet.

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In Ice Age Playground, there is makeup of Ice Age interior where selfies lovers can roam free to take pictures at over 30 photography spots based on real movie scenes.

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The replica of Captain Gutt’s ice ship from the animation is also stationed at this zone.  
   

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Even the adults couldn’t resist from posing here. It is simply irresistible! Any Ice Age fan will definitely go nuts over the legendary nut. :p See…even an adult couldn’t resist the nut!

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There is also section where a mini arcade where there is a variety of skill games and redemption machines to test your skills.

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Here’s my son playing basketball game….and scoring! :)

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Activities corner is here too where you can make your own Ice Age character mask. :)

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An oh! Before I forget! You can also create bookmarks over here while you are at Ice Age Adventure playground. There are 6 stations scattered around and you may collect 6 different Ice Age characters design from respective stations. :)

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In the Meet and Greet session with Ice Age Characters, the kids and adults alike can meet and greet the much loved characters – Sid, Scrat and Diego. You can choose to dance, play games or just take‘selfies’ with them.

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Cutiemonkee, taking a photo with Scrat.

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My son, Little A couldn’t resist hugging the cheeky Sid too. :)

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In Ice Age Theatre, there will be screening of Ice Age’s Popular Short films such as Gone Nutty – the 2003 Academy Award for Animated Short Film, No Time for Nuts – the 2007 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film & etc.

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Here is the schedule of the show

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One for the album. :)

I’m a big kid at heart. Overall, the entire Ice Age Adventure made the child in me extremely happy and I’m sure it will me you and your little one happy too. :)

Ice Age Adventure details:
 
1 September – 26 October 2014
10am – 10pm .
RM20 per person
Genting International Convention Centre
(Meeting rooms 7 – 12)

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, TasteMIGF 2014

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The spectacular preview event for the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, TasteMIGF 2014, will take place from the 26th to 28th of September 2014 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.

For one fabulous gastronomic weekend, food lovers can get a tasting preview of the Festival by partaking in a Super Gourmet Safari exchanging Gourmet Dollars for bite sized samples from all the Festival restaurants as they gather in one specially created location – The Theatre of Cuisines.They can also shop at the Epicure Gourmet Village and attend Master Chefs’ cooking classes and enjoy wine appreciation talks and other culinary happenings.

A new inclusion this year is the LuxuryPlus Showcase which will display high end properties and investment opportunities among others and provide those present with the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best.

Go on a Super Gourmet Safari at the Theatre of Cuisines
In the specially created “Theatre of Cuisines”, where the Festival restaurants are showcased, visitors can buy “Gourmet Dollars” and enjoy a “Super Gourmet Safari” sampling creations from Malaysia’s leading chefs as they serve up tasting portions from their Festival Menus. These special portions are big enough to exhibit the creativity of the Festival chefs but small enough to allow tasting as many dishes from as many restaurants as possible. Live music and cooking demonstrations take place, providing a fiesta-like atmosphere for all visitors.

The Theatre of Cuisines will open to the public for a fabulous gourmet weekend from 11.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

To go on your Super Gourmet Safari, you will need Gourmet Dollars that have been created with the benefit of diners in mind. They help to minimise queues and delays for people waiting for their change. Gourmet Dollars will be available for purchase on the day of the event itself; however, you can avoid valuable time on that day and enjoy a 5% discount if you pre-purchase Gourmet Dollars at www.tastemigf.com.

Epicure International Gourmet Village
TasteMIGF will also feature an “Epicure International Gourmet Village”, situated right next to the Theatre of Cuisines. Here, more than 80 purveyors of the finest gourmet food, wines, cigars, and much more, offer their wares in a festive, bazaar-like atmosphere.
The Epicure International Gourmet Village will open to the public from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Friday 26th September and again from 11.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

This is this also unique opportunity to get to know the Festival Master Chefs as they share their culinary secrets. There will also be wine appreciation, mixology classes and many other activities throughout the 2-day weekend.

Cooking Classes and Workshops will be conducted on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September from 1pm until 8.30pm.

A new inclusion to TasteMIGF this year and located on the same floor as the Epicure Lifestyle Workshops, is the LuxuryPlus Showcase & Workshops where all things luxurious will be on display including high end properties, investment opportunities and much more. The workshops will feature talks and invaluable advice by industry experts.

The LuxuryPlus Showcase will open to the public from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Friday 26th September and again from 11.00am to 10.00pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.
Workshops are available on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of September from 1pm to 8.30pm.

So mark the 26th – 28th September 2014 in your diaries, foosies.
TasteMIGF promises to be a spectacular preview for the month-long MIGF 2014 that will heat up the Malaysian dining scene all through October.

IMPORTANT DATES

1. The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival

1st to 31st October 2014
A fabulous month of Special Festival Menus in Malaysia’s best restaurants www.migf.com

2. Taste MIGF – Venue: Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Friday, 26th September – 11.00am to 4.00pm
Epicure International Gourmet Village and Luxury Plus Showcase only

Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th September 2014 – 11.00am to 10.00pm
Theatre of Cuisines, Epicure International Gourmet Village and Luxury Plus Showcase

3. Taste MIGF Activities

a. Theatre of Cuisines – Super Gourmet Safari
i. Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th September – 11.00am to 10.00pm
ii. Payment Method: Only with Gourmet Dollars.

b. Epicure International Gourmet Village
i. Friday, 26th September – 11.00am to 4.00pm
ii. Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th September -11.00am to 10.00pm
iii. Payment Method: Cash and Credit Cards

c. Epicure Lifestyle Workshops
i. Saturday, 27th and Sunday 28th September – 1pm to 8.30pm

d. LuxuryPlus Showcase
i. Friday, 26th September – 11.00am to 4.00pm
ii. Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th September- 11.00am to 10.00pm
iii. Payment Method: Cash and Credit Cards

e. LuxuryPlus Showcase Workshops
i. Saturday, 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 – 1pm to 8.30pm ii.

Limited space, please pre-register at www.tastemigf.com

*This information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

English Mania in Kidzania

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The Ministry of Education (MoE), Malaysia launches English Mania in KidZania, the pilot phase of the first-ever English based learning experience programme for students and teachers at KidZania Kuala Lumpur.KidZania is an indoor family education and entertainment centre, which offers an interactive learning and entertainment experience targeted at kids aged 4 to 14 years. KidZania combines role-play with real life, creating a kid-centric city experience designed to educate and inspire kids; from arriving at the airport, to visiting a city centre to exploring the city streets. As in the real world, kids choose activities – such as being a police officer, doctor, journalist or a customer – and earn money, which they can then spend or save. KidZania operates just like a real city complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognisable destinations in the form of “establishments” sponsored and branded by leading international and local brands. The facilities are designed to educate through experience, fostering the development of life skills, but from a kid’s perspective it is all about fun.

English Mania in KidZania is a programme designed for both students and teachers to enhance and encourage the use of the English language in classrooms. Besides providing an enjoyable learning platform for students to learn English, the programme leverages on KidZania’s unique role-playing concept and also equips and inspires the teachers to be more creative and imaginative in their teaching delivery.

Students will have their wildest dreams come true by playing in KidZania Kuala Lumpur on a school day! However, the students are in fact assisting their teachers by collecting data through role-playing some of the over 100 professions available in KidZania. This data will then be shared with their teachers at the end of the program to assist them in designing fun and educational role-play based activities back in the classroom.

While the students experience the city of KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the teachers will attend a one-day training session conducted by appointed facilitators from the MoE together with KidZania’s in-house trainers. The course brings them through the concept of ‘edutainment’, which is a portmanteau of education and entertainment, to make learning more enjoyable through playing. Teachers will also learn about educational role-play and how it aids child development, complements out-of-classroom teaching, and supports existing school curricular.

English Mania in KidZania is sponsored and organised by the Co-curriculum and Arts Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia in partnership with KidZania Kuala Lumpur. The two-day pilot phase is targeted at 32 schools around Klang Valley and Putrajaya, reaching over 1100 students and 100 teachers. Once the pilot programme has completed, teachers will need to submit a report to the MoE recording their experience with their students and measure their students’ learning outcome towards the success of implementing role-play and hands-on activities in the classroom. The MoE will then review the reports to formalise the roll-out of the full programme.

What Time Does Not Erased: Love for Each Other

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(Pic of our feet, taken back in 2013, during Banghuris Homestay Trip with Sahabat Media)

Here’s sharing a little something with all of you out there. I know I have been writing about travel alot lately, and haven’t been really doing any writing that really comes from the depth of my heart. So here goes. :) A little encounter that melted my heart today. It’s 16th September 2014. A Public holiday in Malaysia in conjunction of Malaysia Day. Since it is a public holiday, my husband does not have to go to work, and spent his time with me and son at home. Nothing much to tell there, nothing interesting. Just a restful and peaceful day at home where we took a good rest, sleeping together whole day to heal the fatigue bodies.

Come evening when everyone is fully rested, we decided that it is time to get a a haircut as both husband and son’s hair is growing way too long to look presentable or neat. So we made a little trip to the barber.

The  trip to the barber to get a haircut for both hubby and son made me a happier person. Why? Cuz while we were at the barber, we met an old family doctor who saw me and hubby through our very naughty college years, pregnancy and the birth of our son. It’s almost a decade since we met this doctor and what he said during the short encounter melted my heart. When he saw our son while the barber was cutting his hair, he said WOW three times, saying how the boy has grown.

The doctor told me that my son looks exactly like my husband; an exact carbon copy, and was practically amazed how tall the boy is now as the last time he saw the boy, he was just a screaming, tiny baby no taller than the length of his arms. He told me we have done a great job against all odds in raising the boy and I should consider planning for a second child in which I sheepishly replied…perhaps, one day if God wills it. The good doc also told me that I did not change much, still petite and looks like a college girl and it feels like yesterday he gave me mc to skip classes. Gosh, he still remembers I used to pretend to be sick to skip lectures. :P I can’t believe that he still remembers!

This encounter is really heartwarming. It reminds me of love, and sacrifices both my husband and I have done for our little family. The short meeting with the doctor reminds me how my husband took care of both of us singlehandedly from the day our son is born, from taking care of me during confinement to bathing our then newborn son to changing diapers to making milk when I was too exhausted to breastfeed.

Thank you God, for sending me gentle reminders like this whenever I may have forgotten. It was definitely a knock on my head. I was really lucky and privileged to have my husband by my side, taking care of me then. How many husbands out there willing to do so for their wives, I wonder? Most husbands these days would just dump their wives to confinement centres or send them over to their parents to be taken care of throughout the confinement period. Instead of that, he took care both of us, and should we have another child together, I would certainly hope to have a repeated experience.

Time may have change both of us. Circumstances are different now, but deep down, there is something that not even time or anyone else could alter, which is the enduring love that we have for each other. Against all odds, against everything that we both have been put through, we still endure and still love each other, and that, is what mattered most, in my humble opinion. The enduring love.

This encounter is healing to say the least, and I may not say it often, may not show it openly, even. I may be wordy, write lengthy posts and articles, but to be honest, I’m not really expressive when it comes to showing my affection. I’m terrible at that. I feel sorry for my husband sometimes for that. But I believe in saying things I really meant and only during desperate times will I say ‘I love you’ but I do love both my son and husband very much, and I hope both my husband, and my son do know that I love them more than anything else in the world, somehow. Perhaps, from now on, I should be more affectionate to both of them. They are, after all, the loves of my life, given by God to me.

Cleffairy: What God has put together, let no one put asunder. Thank you for sending me reminders. I am indeed blessed.

Cuti Cuti 1Malaysia Pahang- Kelab Golf Diraja Pekan

Before ending the program in Pahang, Sahabat Media were brought to the Kelab Golf Diraja Pekan.

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Writer had ‘tee off at Kelab Golf Diraja Pekan along with Idros Haji Yahya, Director of the Office of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of the State of Pahang, Azlie Halim, Managing Editor Azizul Leisure and Mr Aziz, the manager of Royal Pahang Golf Club.

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This golf club offers an 18-hole golf course. If you’re in town, not difficult to find a golf club located near the palace. All sorts of golfing features and challenges available in this field. Long fairways, blind holes, bunkers and high and difficult greens.

Here’s the information on Kelab Golf Diraja Pekan

Jalan Padang Golf
Kuantan
Pahang
25050
Malaysia

Email:[email protected]
Phone:09-5675811/12
Fax: 09-5667042
http://www.royalpahanggc.com.my

Cuti Cuti 1Malaysia Pahang- Tenun Pahang Diraja

Apart from the Muzium Abu Bakar, there is one more place that is a must visit in Pahang. Fashion lovers would definitely love this.

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It is the Royal Weaving Center

Pahang is famous for woven fabrics. It is believed to have originated from Sulawesi and Riau or brought to Pahang in the 16th century. According to an old story, it was introduced by a speaker Bugis called Tok Tuan (Keraing Aji).
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Royal Pahang woven produced according to traditional methods by maintaining artistic subtlety and complexity of design.

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Pahang woven fabric that is usually used for cloth gloves, and scarves sampin now applied in modern fashion design in line with the latest trends and tastes.

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These are just lovely, don’t you think?

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Speaking of royal weaving,Sahabat Media was also very lucky when HRH Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, the wife of the Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Tengku Mahkota Pahang spent some time with us in the Ancasa Hotel during lunchtime and shared with us her passion in weaving and cooking.

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What is certain HRH Tengku Puan Pahang is committed in championing the tourism industry in the state of Pahang, especially in the field of culinary arts and heritage Pahang.

GALERI TENUN PAHANG
Lot 1-47, Kompleks Teruntum
25000 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel : 09-5562344
Fax : 09-5158746