Question : Anyone reading ?


I am just thinking, I do get hits from readers, but honestly, I don't get feedbacks. Are my writings boring ? Am I not telling you what you want ? or not the hotel you want me to blog about ?

I am actually interested to know what do you think about my postings. Are they informative enough ? Or , do you have other angle that you would want me to point ? Are the pictures nice enough ? 

Oh well....Just expressing my thoughts. Anyway, I still hope you would enjoy my postings. I've just came back from Phuket. So please do wait for more of my postings.



Impiana Hotel , Ipoh

Ok, I don't really put up about myself in this blog...Oh No ! and taking the risk of the hotels coming after me when or if I ever say any bad comments ? woohooo ....No way Jose !

But, I will share some things about me, like, I am half Perakian. Well, my mom is Perakian. Perakian means, you are from Perak, a state in Malaysia, with the city called Ipoh. So, when ever we go back to visit relatives, for festive seasons, weddings, or just for eating galore, I would always stay at this hotel in Ipoh. Why ? oh well, maybe because the hotel has been there for ages ? I don't know, for as long as I can remember.

Anyway, over the years, the hotel did some refurbishments. I shall say it is not bad now, compare to those days when light blue has to be the theme for the bedspread, the curtains , the carpets, the tiles and etc #huhuhuhuhuhu

So , let's look at these pics first :

The Bed, which I am quite surprised, no duvet ?

Check out the carpet......oh well, at least , the colour could hide any stains or discolourations

King size bed

Ok, that is not me....but my bibik

They still kept the old furniture and just touched up

Not bad the brand chose for their toiletries

Yes, the pool. Please don't ask me, if it is naturally green or is it mouldy green. FYI, every time we went there, none of us ever swam :p

There is a horse race course behind the hotel. So on Sundays you could see some horses ?

Another view from the room. The Brown colour building is actually a shopping mall.

So, how do I fare this hotel ? Let me tell you , first of all, you would be sure that you will get experienced staffs. From the door man, who has seen better younger days and still there, from the Concierge who could be much more stronger before to carry our bags, but now maybe even stronger and respective other departments.

This is to me, is a very much Business, Corporate Hotel. What do you expect anyway ? Ipoh is not so much of a Tourist destination. So people utilising the hotels here are either on the way to North or South, or perhaps was home visiting their families.

Finalising my 02 cents worth of thoughts, here it goes :
  1. Yes, it is very much a corporate hotel, for MICE , or offices meetings and etc. 
  2. Of course, the rooms are very much affordable 
  3. Room size is very much acceptable
  4. Services has so far been good
  5. If you are in Ipoh with kids , this is a very much acceptable hotel
Problem with me, I like being recognised. So it was rather sweet the bell men / concierge would remember us, remember me since i was single ? :p

So, any as I have said, you may like it and you may just don't.



Pangkor Island Beach Resort

Ok, so first, please do not get confused with the hotel. Yes, it is the Pangkor Island, but a different island from where Pangkor Laut is. This is the main Island, called the Pangkor Island.

So we went there one weekend, trying to see another side of the Pangkor. I mean, I felt inlove with Pangkor Laut, so I am sure more of less, the place would be nice too ?

Now, same way to drive up from Kuala Lumpur. Exit either at Bidor or Gopeng, heading to Sitiawan / Lumut. They would have the Sales Office there for you to register and take the Boat transfer. Now, if you are used to Pangkor Laut's speed boat, this is a different one all together. After all, the rates are also much different from Pangkor Laut Resort.

Lets see some photos here :

The room as we go in....yes, still box TV

Working table

Its Hollywood Twin....my son figuring out the bed :)

Sofa by the window to look out.....

From my room, you can see other blocks. So this is how the blocks look like.

and my room was sea facing

Seating area at the Balcony....please don't leave any food here....I would show you later why.

Sufficient supplies

Not many channels though

Big swimming pool

03 levels high, so just nice, very resort feeling

yes, very close to the beach....and at this side, this is the only resort

They also have some villas which is further away from the main block of hotels

View of the hotel from the sea

Yes, we do have some friends crawling around

Nice sunset, yes ?

Remember when I said, don't leave food at the balcony ?

This dude somehow took the fruits from next door room and walked over to our side

That's how close this dude was to us.

Anyway, not much I can say of this hotel.....I was actually afraid of the monkeys ! They do have a lot there. I was just relaxing by the beach, and I had a pack of Oreos for my son in my bag.....somehow, YES, SOMEHOW, the monkey knew it was there, and actually took it from my bag and ran away !!!!

I was also informed to ensure we don't leave any left overs from room service outside our doors, as the monkeys would also come. And some of these monkeys are smart that they can open up the room door. God ! it was hilarious when to think of it.

By nature, yes, the place is nice, nice sandy beach, but please beware do not come during Malaysian school holidays. The place would be pack !!

From the hotel, you can take a taxi to the main town of Pangkor to buy some dried items, dried anchovies, crackers, dried prawns and etc.... cheap and yummy.

Anyway, I know, I am so bias....but then, after I have stayed at Pangkor Laut Resort, any other resort in Pangkor would not be able to beat my love for Pangkor Laut Resort.

Oh yeah, if you ever come to this resort, please make sure you stay at the sea front . They do have some blocks as you come into the resort, and that's Garden view. Far from the swimming pool and far from the Main block. So pay a bit more to get the Seaview block.

And my 02 cents worth of thoughts.....

  1. Nice resort for a 2 nights stay
  2. If you are afraid of monkeys, give it a second thought
  3. Nice venue for a meeting gate away. At least, you have no where to go and can get full attention from your participants.
  4. Rooms need some refurbishments, especially the bathroom 
In total, I don't quite fancy this hotel....but at least, I have been once. While I don't mind going back again, I don't think my family would :p but don't take my words for it, for you may like it....you may don't :)