September 2017

View from Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur

Monica Tindall Every year a new batch of expats make KL their home. This list is designed to help get you settled and quickly make the most of some of what this vibrant city has to offer. Below I highlight my: Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur 1. […]

Pre-Treatment Ritual

The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur

Monica Tindall There’s nothing that takes us back more to halycon days of a carefree past than beginning a decadent pampering session with a cocktail. And, that is exactly the way our afternoon begins at The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur. Pimm’s co…

Botak Liquor Bar

Botak Liquor Bar, Petaling Street, Chinatown

Words: Shaun Humphries   Photos: Monica Tindall Living inside the mall obsessed KL bubble can sometimes feel constricting and systematic. The same stores, the same crowds and the same fluorescent lighting quickly takes away my creative buzz. Thankfully, th…

Pahit's Gin and Tonic

Pahit, Gin Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Words: Claire Matheson    Photos: Monica Tindall Of All the Gin Joints in All the World: Pahit Gin Bar’s Education in Gin I have a confession to make. I’ve never really understood the fascination with gin. There, I said it. I realise it’s social suicide t…

Choice of Oils and Scrubs

Energy Spa & Wellness, Great Eastern Mall

Monica Tindall “Where do you go for…?” is something I often get asked by new expats to Malaysia. A common request is a recommendation for a great massage and spa. Here I share my three favourite treatments at one of our most-loved spas in Kuala Lumpur, Energy S…

Coffee at Blaq Coffee Store

Blaq Coffee Store, Cafe and Coffee Retailer

Monica Tindall Moving from virtual to reality, the team behind the online coffee and brew equipment retailer, Bean Shipper, now has a physical space, Blaq Coffee Store. Encompassing both a retail section and a café this is great news for coffee lovers who want to …

Miso Cod

Tiki Taka, Fusion Tapas, Medan Damansara

Words: Craig J Selby .  Photos: Monica Tindall Recently Lonely Planet listed Damansara Heights as one of the ten emerging neighbourhoods to visit worldwide. I can see why. With restaurants in the area like Tiki Taka shaking up the neighbourhood’s culinary s…