Monday, August 15, 2016

Get Ready To Wonderstruck With These Extraordinary Ipoh Hotels!

You know that blissful feeling when you wake up after a long night’s sleep in a hotel bed, slip into your warm fuzzy hotel-issued slippers and robe...and think, why can't we wake up like this every morning?! Ahhhhh.. the joy of staying in an amazing hotel room! Now I'm planning to have a little family trip in the next couple of months.. We are still contemplating on where to stay. So get ready to wonderstruck with these extraordinary Ipoh Hotels that I wanted to share with you guys!

Ipoh is commonly known as the gateway to Cameron Highland. Even so, this city has a special charm that makes Ipoh is worth to be selected as your favorite holiday destination.

Join the whole package of adventurous nature, stunning Orang Asli culture, mouth-watering delicacies, and artistic city, there are various Ipoh Hotels ready to pamper you.

Commit to the perfectness, these special Ipoh Hotels are presented extraordinary. The charm of each hotel will surely make you wonderstruck! Be ready! Apart from these hotels, you can simply check for more.

Ipoh Bali Hotel
Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim 12A, Off Jalan Tambun 
Here is the place for embracing Bali taste in Malaysia. Built into Bali architecture, using original material from the god's island, the guest can experience remarkable times in Ipoh. The hotel tastefully decorated with antique yet luxurious wooden furniture, also beautified with 60-year-old Frangipani trees to freshen the ambiance.

The Bali taste Ipoh hotel hosts 12 rooms with the tropical setting and features plush amenities in 4-star hotel standard, comprising AC, TV with satellite Astro, minibar, electric kettle, Wi-Fi, in-room safe, and ironing facilities. Selected rooms come with balcony or garden with pleasant lounge, also the bathroom with bathtub. The facilities comprise spa and salon, also a restaurant with stunning rooftop venues.

M Boutique Hotel Ipoh
2 Hala Datuk 5, Off Jalan Leong Boon Swee 
This boutique hotel will surprise you with the eclectic concept. The appearance of this hotel really looks like a high-class boutique that mixing the Malaysia's colonial heritage to the modern urban decoration. Each floor is tastefully designed in distinctive theme. The first floor is Adventure Themed inspired by the Malaysia's Safari Expedition circa 1800's, the second floor is more majestic embracing the industrial era, whereas the third floor is Excelsior Themed with vibrantly colorful display fashioned with butterflies.

The outstanding Ipoh hotel hosts nearly 100 eclectic rooms complemented with amenities that suits to the urban traveler, such as TV, minibar, USB port, Wi-Fi, and in-room safe. As the additional features, there are Oldtown White Coffee Grand as the dining outlet, Myth Eatery and Bar that offers continental delicacies, also M Shop to cater the shopping lover.

The Happy 8 Retreat
This is the Ipoh hotel with an outstanding combination of art, nature, and technology. Stepping inside the hotel brings you surrounded by nature and art. From the facade to the interior are designed with artistic taste, showing the natural theme using such as wooden and stone material.

There are 2 the Happy 8 Retreat hotel in Ipoh: one at Pasir Putih (at Jalan Shah Bandar, Taman Happy) offering exclusively 5 guestrooms feature a private garden with bamboo trees and outdoor bathtub. The other is at Old Town (Market Street no.46), offering 13 artistic guestrooms with modern amenities, pervades TV, electric kettle, and minibar. The property has an on-site restaurant to humor the guest, together with a bar and coffee cafe. There is also yoga class to complete your retreat here. 

Sarang Paloh Heritage Stay & Event Hall
Jalan Sultan Iskandar 16 
The heritage Ipoh hotel consistently presents the outstanding culture of Ipoh Old Town. It is housed inside the iconic Yick Woh and Oversea Building, may take you back to the old era of 1930 while step inside the property. The decoration is full of antique wooden furniture from the old days. Most former guests compliments the rustic setting and the quiet environment at the Sarang Paloh Heritages Stay since the name "Sarang" means "nest" that literally images the essential of the nest as the perfect place for staying and living.

The entire rooms are tastefully decorated with wooden material and warm golden lighting. The concept is inspired by various resident birds of Perak. Some amenities you get inside the room are AC, TV, Wi-Fi, electric kettle, and in-room safe. Tropical garden, coffee lounge, and event hall are also available in this 4-star Ipoh hotel.

Oh decisions..decisions! xD


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

3 Ways How You Can Pick a Stroller You DON’T Need!

Becoming a first-time parent has a somewhat weird feeling associated to it. On one hand, it’s really exciting, and on the other, it can be quite nerve wrecking! For me, I was particularly overwhelmed with the sheer amount of baby products out there and the different variations of a particular baby product. At that time, like Shazwani did in her post here, I had also created a list of baby products I should be getting for the new addition to the family. However, when I started going through my list, I faced a major hurdle when it came to the strollers. There were just way too many strollers to choose from, so my husband and I ended up spending a good amount of time researching to make sure we picked out the best stroller for our first child. It was during then when we figured that we should create a resource to help parents pick out the right stroller for their family’s needs; and that’s how Mommy Stroller came about.

Instead of providing tips on how one can pick out the right stroller for their needs, I thought it’d be fun to contribute a guest post on how NOT to pick the right stroller. These are common mistakes made by many parents, so be sure to not practice them. Let’s dive in!

#1 Purchasing the Cheapest or the Most Expensive Stroller 
 Depending on individual circumstances, different parents have different shopping preferences. Most however opt to go for the cheapest (to save money) stroller, while others go for the most expensive (supposedly “best”) stroller. Unfortunately, neither one of these reasons for buying a stroller work well. The right way to shop for a stroller is by figuring what your needs are and how you really plan to use the stroller. After all, you don’t want to end up spending $500 on a double jogging stroller when you won’t be using it to jog or explore the outdoors with your little ones. In such a case, a double umbrella stroller would likely work best.

#2 Picking Something that Meet Your Immediate Needs 
Another great way to pick a stroller you don’t need is by picking a stroller only to meet your immediate needs. This will meet your needs in the short term, but may or may not in the long term. The most common mistake I’ve seen involves parents who do child planning and know that they will be having more kids in the near future, but still end up purchasing a single, non-expandable stroller for their first child. Such a purchase usually only lasts less than a year, up to the point when the second child arrives. If you know beforehand that you will be having more kids in the near futures, it’s best to get an expandable stroller like the Baby Jogger City Select. You can read my review of this stroller here.

#3 Buying a Stroller That Comes with All the Fancy Features
The innovation and new designs in the stroller industry are pretty amazing, especially if you compare strollers a few years back and those that are in the market today. There are even self-folding strollers out in the market today! Amazing right? While all these fancy features are “nice to have”, they are rarely essentials. In fact, if you’re like me, you’ll rarely make use of these features even if you had a fancy stroller. I would recommend going over what is important to you and from there, pick out a stroller that matches your needs (rather than wants) as closely as possible. For example, if all you are looking for is an umbrella stroller that you can use to run errands, you can get a pretty high quality stroller for less than $150 versus a fancy stroller that can almost double the cost.

Yes, stroller selection is extremely confusing given the number of options out there. However, that shouldn’t be an excuse or reason that parents use when they end up picking a stroller they don’t need. The truth is, even with all the many different stroller choices out there, with some planning and rational thinking, every parent should be able to pick out the right stroller that meets the needs of their family pretty easily. So, the next time you want to purchase a stroller (or any baby product for that matter), be sure to go over the 3 points discussed in this post to help steer you towards the right product. What about you – have you bought a baby product that you were excited at the time of buying but just don’t find a use for it after a while?

 Who’s the Writer?

Evelyn is the main person behind Mommy Stroller, which focuses on helping parents figure out which stroller they should get. Evelyn and her husband, Paul, decided to blog about strollers after the overwhelming feeling they experienced when trying to pick out their first stroller. Both of them enjoy spending time with family and friend, live music, and going on jogs with their kids (in a stroller). You can also connect with the Mommy Stroller crew on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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