It was widely reported that Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster stayed at the beautiful Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa during his Plymouth concert.
Salcombe is a resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. The town is close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, mostly built on the steep west side of the estuary.
On the waterfront, Salcombe Harbour Hotel offers a luxurious Spa with five treatment rooms, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness area and features free Wi-Fi and free parking at a secure off-site location. In the beautiful coastal town of Salcombe, the hotel’s lounge has stunning views from every window.
The spacious and modern en suite rooms all have a TV and facilities for making tea and coffee. Most rooms also have balconies and sea views.
The popular market town of Kingsbridge is 15 minutes’ drive from Salcombe Harbour Hotel. Dartmoor National Park is just a 30-minute drive away and Plymouth city centre can be reached after 50 minutes’ drive.
Pic by my freind Lynn Lynn Thirtle, a Salcombe resident posing with Rod on 11 June 2016 in Salcombe.
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SeaLion Firefly Concept Hotel Kuala Selangor.
With Term 2 school holidays (for Malaysia) coming up, you may want to look at some domestic destinations to take your kids. I like Kuala Selangor, which has a good mix of cultural, food and nature attractions.
Fireflies come to mind but it can be ruined by the vagaries of weather and parents worrying about the risks of boat rides. You and your kids can now view flickering fireflies in the safety of your hotel room without life jackets.
Watch via unique projection system from the comfort of your bed at the SeaLion Firefly Concept Hotel in Kuala Selangor.
Curiously the shower and toilet cubicle is transparent glass, just like the Love Hotel in JB, I reviewed.
So choose your roommate wisely unless you like watching the other person pee, poo or shower with fireflies on his or her body. Nevertheless, there is a curtain and lock.
Book the unique and affordable Sea Lion Firefly Concept Hotel at MyCen Hotels here.
Or find other Kuala Selangor hotel deals here:
SeaLion has another vacation hotel cum restaurant cum bicycle rental facilitate in Pulau Ketam.
SeaLion room pic by Emily Lowe (https://www.facebook.com/emily.lowe)
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Few visitors to Pontian realise it is a district in Johor where its two coastal towns are named Pontian Besar and Pontian Kecil. Ironically, Pontian Kecil is the larger town and administrative capital of the district. It is famous for seafood, just like Kukup, to the south. Drive even further down the coastal road heading south and you will reach Tanjung Piai at the tip. It is Asia’s southernmost point on mainland Asia continent.
Being a former fishing village, Pontian Kecil is famous for seafood. I hunted down one of its famous wonton noodles stalls. Sin Kee served the noodles with tomato ketchup. The use of tomato sauce is possibly influenced by the town’s proximity to Singapore. Pontian region was also, once upon a time, the largest exporter of pineapples in the world.
I loved chilling out under the casuarina trees at the stalls at the breezy esplanade and watching the sunset by the sea. It was beautiful, making Pontian of the most under rated travel and adventure destinations.
There are many hotels in Pontian Kecil. Find a good deal here:
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What do we know? Kuala Lumpur has a new capsule or pod hotel in the Tiitwangsa area known as the Riccarton Capsule Hotel.
It is in Wisma Q, opposite the McDonald’s Drive Thru in Jalan Pahang.
The lobby seems very spacious and nice. The pigeon holes in the lobby scared me at first. They can’t fit me or midgets, I thought. Turned out to be lockers cabinet for guests to store their shoes after exchanging for slippers and they are not capsules or pods. Lol.
Beside capsules, the budget hotel has regular rooms with double beds too (at a higher rate than pods, of course).
Book or view more of this new, clean budget hotel here
*Pics: External view by me and rooms by hotel’s website and agoda
Son Of A Hotel Owner.
I had a childhood friend whose family operated a hotel with the grand sounding name of Hotel De Luxe.
When he went to London to study, his reputation as a hotel owner commanded a lot of respect. His uni mates thought it must be a legendary hotel like the ones in Hollywood or Rome, housed in an art deco building. He told them the hotel had a casino.
In reality, it was a ‘rumah tumpangan’ or a budget lodging house above the family’s coffee shop or kopitiam. The casino was the mahjong table in a corner. Lol.
The friend has since migrated to the states. I am sure he will make it big.
I know about rumah tumpangan as I worked for the late Malay movie legend Mustapha Maarof. He owned a production house and was very frugal. We, the film crew, must look for the cheapest hotels when were were outstation. It may sound tough but I now appreciate the experience and challenges of traveling on a shoestring budget.
Those ‘rumah tumpangan’ were the predecessors of today’s slick budget hotels. The walls or partitions don’t touch the ceilings. That means you can hear everything from the next room. There is usually a ceiling fan in the middle, a spittoon and a mosquito coil provided. A thermos flask for hot water and a bar of 999 Chlorophyll Soap were also provided. The anti skin infection soap was a good idea as the blankets were furry from wear.
If you are lucky, you can order food from the coffee shop downstairs. Famous Yong Suan and its nasi ganja in Ipoh is a good example. When the highway opened up, it eliminated travel time and the need to stop overnight. Unfortunately, the owners were not online savvy and made no affiliations with online agents and were unable to compete relying on walk in guests alone.
There was one in every town, big or small, to cater to the traveling salesmen and van drivers or delivery men. It is a legacy institution fast fading,
Picture of Lok Ann Hotel from 1938 boarded up and awaiting demolition to make way for the MRT. The Chinatown hotel is a venerable landmark with a coffee shop on the ground floor. Pic was taken in April 2015. The giant flag bearers were part of the flag vaulting team in a chingay parade. .