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The Magic Of The Twin Towers Come Nightfall

If you’ve ever been to KL city, chances are you would’ve caught a glimpse of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. After all, the pair of skyscrapers isn’t particularly discreet even amongst the many sky-piercing buildings that make KL city their home. 

But what if there’s a way to dial up the city viewing experience to the near extreme?

Marini’s on 57

Placed just adjacent of the world-famous twins is Petronas Tower 3, wherein you’ll find a restaurant cum rooftop bar called Marini’s on 57. It is at this joint that you’ll gain access to an unfiltered view of the spectacular architecture, in addition to some great servings of awesome Italian cuisine.

Just imagine. 

The experience of wining and dining on fine Italian food at Marini’s outdoor area, with the magnificent view of the twins providing ample scenery especially when they’re lit up at dusk. To enhance this experience, the interior of the restaurant has been designed to facilitate easy viewing of the Petronas Twin Towers — as evident by the very large floor-to-ceiling glass window perched on the side of the restaurant.

But if that isn’t enough to classify this as an excellent evening out, step back into Marini’s to sample what their lush rooftop bar has on their menu. Fine whisky and rare scotch bottles being the recommended here.

Address: 57, Menara 3 Petronas Persiaran, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Yangon City & Café Hopping

Once you’ve seen Myanmar’s many, many alluring sights and ancient temples, you would probably start to feel exhaustion catching up to you. So instead of trying to cram as much as possible in your day-to-day itinerary, why not take a chill pill and explore the things Yangon city has to offer?

Café Hopping In Yangon City

Ideally, hipster cafés are the best spots to wind down or get your daily dose of caffeine in, regardless of the country you’re visiting. And Myanmar is no different in this regard.

Off the top of the list, Craft Café is a coffee house in the heart of the city which offers a homey affair and an equally delightful spread of dishes — with both a local or otherwise international flair.

For instance, Craft Café offers a whole host of familiar Southeast Asian dishes like Kaya toast, laksa, chicken rice, and soft-boiled eggs. Along with that, you should also expect the standard café fare like burgers and eggs benedict. As for their coffee menu, Craft’s coffee comes from locally sourced Myanmar beans, along with beans from its surrounding regions.

Otherwise, if you’re looking for a more authentic Burmese café with a pinch of international flair, Café Salween is where you want to visit during your trip to Yangon city. This particular café is a hit among locals and tourists alike, and it’s definitely easy to see why.

At the core of this café lies a Burmese-inspired eatery that has also successfully integrated European-style food into its menu — thus offering a harmonious fusion which meshes well with the palates of the locals and its international patrons. More specifically, you’ll find a wide variety of fusion cuisines here such as Kachin chicken pasta, Shan pasta, Laphet (tea leaf) chicken pasta, and more.

As far as choice of coffee offered by Café Salween, the coffee shop cum local restaurant serves an extensive menu ranging from the classic café offerings such as cappuccino, latte, piccolo latte, etc. Whereas, unique blends of coffee beans sourced from Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Indonesia, and even beans from the Shan Hills in eastern Myanmar round off a most impressive coffee menu.

After all the coffee, bagels, waffles, pasta, and generally stuffing yourself silly, perhaps you could even attempt to burn off some of those extra vacation calories by taking a slow stroll around the city centre.

It is here that you’ll find the 2,000-year old Sule Pagoda smack dab in the middle of downtown Yangon (trust us, you won’t miss it). The marvellous millennia-old structure is placed in an important spot in the city where contemporary life in Asia mixes in with the local Burmese politics, ideology, and tradition — creating a unique atmosphere you’ll only find here.

Also, you’ll find a lively and vibrant crowd congregating around the pagoda, with droves of colourful visitors exploring and searching for that all-important angle for a picture-perfect Instagram shot.

You Don’t Have To Travel Far For A Michelin Dining Experience

For all its braggadocio and self-promotion, Kuala Lumpur (KL) has never been truly identified as the food capital of the country. Instead, the locals often point to northbound Penang island as the de facto heart of the foodie scene in Malaysia. And to its further detriment, Malacca found southwards of KL is also considered a notch above it in terms of yummy food. 

Indeed, this statement further cements the fact that KL isn’t traditionally known as a “foodie paradise”.

Unique Michelin-grade Food Experiences In Kuala Lumpur

However, the huge city does have its own delicacies and unique dining experiences that are well worth a try. You’ll find a varied range of top-level restaurants, bars, and cafés making up the bulk of the typical dining experience in KL.

And of the lot, Michelin-starred eateries offer the best experiences to date. If you weren’t already aware, anything Michelin-related/approved represents the peak of the gourmet realm — which is definitely a must-try in the eyes of many. 

Expect the utmost luxurious dining experience with impeccable dishes, ambience, and service when you dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Of course, the bill that follows suit won’t be cheap. But since dining in a highly rated restaurant isn’t an everyday affair, one might be forgiven for indulging in such exquisite food every so often, right?

Not Your Traditional Nasi Lemak Business

As a dish, nasi lemak is a particularly popular cuisine that has been incorporated in almost every viral food trend in recent memory. You could nasi lemak burgers, nasi lemak sushi, nasi lemak ice cream, and even a nasi lemak cake plastered all over social media at the height of the put-nasi-lemak-in-everything craze.

In this spirit, Nasi Lemak Ka.Fir has come up with yet another variation to the traditional Malay cuisine — Nasi Lemak Babi. 

Nasi Lemak Ka.Fir

Launched in 2019 by a Malaysian trio, Nasi Lemak Ka.Fir is a food delivery service which makes and delivers their signature dish, Nasi Lemak Babi. The company has received much positive response since its inception, selling close to 100 boxes of its controversial version of the classic Malaysian cuisine daily.

The main dish features everything you’d expect from a plate of nasi lemak — but the twist being the addition of roasted pork offering a non-halal twist to the traditionally halal dish.

The idea for this unusual variation came about when the trio was trying to come up with an idea for a unique online brand with a very playful and casual tone — and Nasi Lemak Babi was a natural fit to them at the time.

Beginning with a mere RM500 capital, the food delivery startup broke even in its first month thanks to massively positive reception from their customers. This meant that the team was then able to move their central kitchen to the heart of Klang Valley to better cater to their ever-increasing customer base.

The team themselves didn’t actually expect to gain this much traction and attention in such a short amount of time (they’ve attributed their initial success to the controversial nature of their business, a plus according to the team) and had difficulty in keeping up with the explosive growing demand.

Of course, other than their main nasi lemak dish, the team is always on the lookout for other forms of monetisation including trying to merchandise and diversifying their brand. 

As for future plans, Nasi Lemak Ka.Fir plans to enter the local frozen food market as they believe that frozen food will be seeing a massive uptick in demand, and this strategy will also play a vital role in its forthcoming regional expansion.

Yangon City & Café Hopping

Once you’ve seen Myanmar’s many, many alluring sights and ancient temples, you would probably start to feel exhaustion catching up to you. So instead of trying to cram as much as possible in your day-to-day itinerary, why not take a chill pill and explore the things Yangon city has to offer?

Café Hopping In Yangon City

Ideally, hipster cafés are the best spots to wind down or get your daily dose of caffeine in, regardless of the country you’re visiting. And Myanmar is no different in this regard.

Off the top of the list, Craft Café is a coffee house in the heart of the city which offers a homey affair and an equally delightful spread of dishes — with both a local or otherwise international flair.

For instance, Craft Café offers a whole host of familiar Southeast Asian dishes like Kaya toast, laksa, chicken rice, and soft-boiled eggs. Along with that, you should also expect the standard café fare like burgers and eggs benedict. As for their coffee menu, Craft’s coffee comes from locally sourced Myanmar beans, along with beans from its surrounding regions.

Otherwise, if you’re looking for a more authentic Burmese café with a pinch of international flair, Café Salween is where you want to visit during your trip to Yangon city. This particular café is a hit among locals and tourists alike, and it’s definitely easy to see why.

At the core of this café lies a Burmese-inspired eatery that has also successfully integrated European-style food into its menu — thus offering a harmonious fusion which meshes well with the palates of the locals and its international patrons. More specifically, you’ll find a wide variety of fusion cuisines here such as Kachin chicken pasta, Shan pasta, Laphet (tea leaf) chicken pasta, and more.

As far as choice of coffee offered by Café Salween, the coffee shop cum local restaurant serves an extensive menu ranging from the classic café offerings such as cappuccino, latte, piccolo latte, etc. Wheras, unique blends of coffee beans sourced from Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Indonesia, and even beans from the Shan Hills in eastern Myanmar round off a most impressive coffee menu.

After all the coffee, bagels, waffles, pasta, and generally stuffing yourself silly, perhaps you could even attempt to burn off some of those extra vacation calories by taking a slow stroll around the city centre.

It is here that you’ll find the 2,000-year old Sule Pagoda smack dab in the middle of downtown Yangon (trust us, you won’t miss it). The marvellous millennia-old structure is placed in an important spot in the city where contemporary life in Asia mixes in with the local Burmese politics, ideology, and tradition — creating a unique atmosphere you’ll only find here.

Also, you’ll find a lively and vibrant crowd congregating around the pagoda, with droves of colourful visitors exploring and searching for that all-important angle for a picture-perfect Instagram shot.

Highway Kings

Scour The Great Open Road On Mega888’S Highway Kings

Coming straight out of a premise of an open road movie, the 5-reel, 9-payline video slot Highway Kings offers a detour into entertainment highway (pun intended).

If you’re ready to hit the road and win some cash while you’re at it, Highway Kings is a great place (or rather, slot) to start as the highest potential earnings that you may get in the game is 10,000 credits. 

The great open road-themed online casino slot is most notable by its simple cartoony graphics which also entails a lack of playing card symbols. In this case, it is indeed a refreshing take to exclude the latter. Other than that, there are scatter and wilds to look out for, wherein scoring either will afford you the chance to massively multiply your earnings.

Ready to get behind the wheel and get on the road? Read on to find out more.

The Open Road In Mega888’s Highway Kings

At a glance, there’s quite the retro feel to Highway Kings — the graphics are vibrant, bright, and colourful. The in-game symbols are also simple and straightforward, but most importantly, they stick closely to the theme of the slot. Don’t worry, we’ll get to the symbols available in Highway Kings in the following section. 

Before we begin, all you have to know is that the trucks represent the main symbols in the game, though a combination of the other symbols is also equally lucrative. 

As far as wagers go, the coin or credit sizes range from 0.01 to 5 — meaning the maximum bet that you may make per spin is 45. Here, the theoretical RTP is set at a whopping 97.06% which makes Highway Kings one of the most rewarding slot games on Mega888.

Hitting The Highway On Mega888 With Style

In Highway Kings, there are 11 symbols that you should take note of — each representing a different pay value. The symbols in Highway Kings include steering wheels, tyres, bolts, a pair of dice, gas pumps, petrol cans, jump leads, and of course, the multi-coloured (red, green, yellow) trucks.

Of the lot, the iconic red truck is the most rewarding as it pays out two credits if you manage to land just one of it on the reels. Whereas, others would require you to line up specific combinations, depending on the type of symbol in question. Otherwise, some other higher-paying icons will also award payouts for just two matching combinations.

More specifically, both the steering wheel and tyre are the game’s lowest-valued symbols at a mere 10 credits awarded for four matching icons and 50 for five. But don’t let that get you down for on the opposite end of the spectrum you have the three different coloured truck symbols. 

At the lowest value, the green truck pays five for two matching symbols, 20 for three, 150 for four, and a massive 1,000 credits for a full lineup of green trucks. Even better is the yellow truck which offers five credits for a matching pair, 25 credits for three, 250 for four matching symbols, and a humongous 5,000 reward for five matching icons.

Last but not least is the red truck which pays out two credits for one symbol appearing, 10 for a pair of matching trucks, 50 for three, 500 for four, and an absolutely mammoth reward of 10,000 credits (Highway Kings largest payout) for scoring all five matching red trucks. 

But being the most rewarding icon in the game isn’t the only role the red truck plays. On the contrary, the red truck also acts as the wild symbol for Highway Kings. It may also be used to substitute any symbol that you may need to form paylines. Better yet, the presence of the wild will effectively double any win in a combo that it forms. 

Finally, we’ve come to the exhaust pipe with the word “Scatter” written on it. As you would have surmised, the exhaust pipe is the game’s scatter symbol. If you land two to five of these pipes, you win. Simple as that. 

Mega888’s Exclusive Highway Kings Isn’t Just A One-Trick-Pony

Apart from the slots themselves, Highway Kings also features a lotto-type progressive side game where you may earn big rewards. Simply pick five numbers out of a lot of 49, and wait for the numbers to be drawn once the game starts. The more numbers you match, the more you win. And if you’re fortunate enough to hit all five numbers, the jackpot is yours!

Registering For A Mega888 Account

An example of a registration form to set up your Mega888 account.

Start your online gaming adventure today with Mega888 by following the steps below to register for an account on the acclaimed platform. 

First, you need to download the Mega888 game client on your Android or Apple (or even on your PC) devices. An easy download guide can be found here. Simply install the application once it’s done downloading, and wait for it to boot up.  

If you don’t already have an account, then the next step is to register for one. Depending on the source of your file download, you may need to contact the provider’s customer service and provide your details to them so that they may register for an account on your behalf. 

Most times, it’s as simple as locating the register button on the page where you’ve downloaded your Mega888 APK file. Then an online form may be presented to you and you’ll need to fill up the info needed. After which, you’ll need to wait for the verification from the team. That’s really all you need to do.

Last but not least, once you’ve gotten your account details, you can then log in to your Mega888 client and start winning the big cash prizes and jackpots!

How To Login To Mega888

Once you’ve created an account for Mega888, you will be provided with your account details. Do remember to keep the details safe as they will be used to log in to your account. 

As for logging in, just input your username and password as you would for any other login page. It’s literally that easy. Once you’ve logged in you’ll be able to play hundreds upon hundreds of awesome slot games (some catered to Malaysians) provided by Mega888 on its online casino platform.

What To Expect From Inle Lake In Myanmar

Ask any seasoned traveller who has been to Myanmar which attraction is a must-visit, and chances are, they’ll mention the majestic Inle Lake! Certainly, a trip to the Burmese country wouldn’t be complete without spending time exploring the world-famous lake via the traditional long-tailed boat tour.

The Little Venice of Asia

Also known as the little Venice of Asia, Inle Lake is home to a myriad of sights and experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Take the leg-rowing fishermen utilising a unique style of fishing for example. Then you have the floating farms, gardens, and stilted homes built above the lake’s waters. There are tons to see and do here!

First things first, a trip to the quaint village of Indein found on the Western Shore (about an hour’s boat ride) is a must. The village, while tiny and simple, is still a beautiful albeit off-the-beaten-path affair well-known for a cluster (of thousands) of ancient weather-beaten stupas.

Also, the surrounding environment of lush forests makes Indein one of the most calming spots in the entire country. And the marketplace in this rural village is also a great place to get some especially niche products you won’t find elsewhere.

After Indein, the next place you should head to is Ywama Village near central Inle Lake. This is the village where the Kayan Lahwi/Padaung Tribe reside. A notable feature of the village’s inhabitants is that their female members all sport neck rings which effectively elongate their neck over time. 

Following Yawama Village, you could then pay a visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. Apart from Shwezigon Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda, this site is considered one of the holiest religious grounds in Myanmar. Inside, you’ll find five revered ancient Buddha images that have morphed into amorphous blobs due to the sheer volume of gold leaf applied by devotees over the years.

Last but not least, Inpawkhone Village is the final stop on this exciting boat tour. The village is one of many that is home to numerous workshops specialising in a variety of local handicraft. But a highlight of this village is that it has silk weaving workshops, particularly of the lotus flower variety — one of the rarest and most expensive textiles in the world.

Great Blue

The Great Blue Slot On Mega888

Taking players and gamers alike deep down to the depths of the great, open ocean, Great Blue is an online video slot game available on the Mega888 app. The underwater/nautical-themed slot features a modern 5-reel, 25-payline grid format with an RTP of over 96% — making it a rewarding playing experience overall.

As far as gameplay goes, you may expect the usual online slot experience, with the addition of an entire host of sea critters decorating its reels. To win in this exclusive Mega888 game, you will need to match five symbols on the reels — that’s if you’re aiming for the highest pay-outs. These symbols should also consecutively line up from the left to right, along with other paylines which may be available on this Mega888 slot game.

This title also has decently good graphics, as well as a range of well-paying symbols and even a nifty bonus round for extra winnings! And speaking of symbols, watch out for the stacked wilds and the scatter symbol as they may award you with an electrifying bonus game. During this bonus game, you can win up to 33 free spins in addition to a 15x multiplier.

So if you’re interested, get your snorkel and trigger finger ready, it’s time to dive into download Mega888 and Great Blue!

The Great Wide Open Ocean On Mega888

As expected of its theme, the slot takes an iconic scenery of the deep blue ocean to use as its backdrop — with bubbles floating upwards towards the surface for added effect. 

But aside from its pretty graphics, this Mega888 game isn’t particularly a complex slot to play. As mentioned above, the official Mega888 game comes with several features that’ll spice up your gameplay including wild and scatter symbols — the latter of which has the potential of boosting your winnings tremendously via free spins.

Each round may be played using credits that range from 25 to 125.

More On The Mega888 Great Blue’s Various Symbols

Obviously, the reels here takes inspiration from the ocean. Thus, you’ll find various sea creatures like sea turtles, sharks, fishes, seahorse, whales, and even oysters. Other non-sea faring symbols also include the classic playing card icons from 10 to A.

Of the lot, the whale and oyster symbols are what you should be striving for. 

A Whale Of A Good Time On Mega888

In Great Blue, the wild symbol is represented by the killer whale or orca. And like the joker suite in any card game, you may use it to substitute any symbols other than scatters to help you form a winning payline. Plus, you could also stack multiple wilds on the reels for easier wins!

The best part about the wilds in this Mega888 offering is that they offer double pay when you land at least one. It’s also one of the ways to earn the game’s 10,000 credit jackpot, though you’ll have to bag ten icons on the adjacent lines to claim it. 

Look Out For The Oysters In This Game On Mega888

As for the scatter symbol, the Mega888 game uses oyster shells which is somewhat of a regular occurrence throughout the reels. 

If you happen to land on three or more, you’ll activate a bonus game wherein you are awarded eight free spins with a 2x multiplier. You’ll then have to pick two of the five oyster shells which could reward you with further free spins and/or multipliers — up to 33 free spins and a multiplier of 15x. 

Best of all, even more free spins may be triggered during this phase. Theoretically, there’s no limit to the number of re-spins you could potentially win.

The Main Attractions In Batu Caves

Other than the yearly joyous festivities of Thaipusam, there are four main attractions found in Batu Caves that you may visit all year round. These attractions are the Cathedral or Temple Cave, Dark Cave, Cave Villa, and Ramayana Cave.

However, the Cathedral Cave is the most frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Cathedral Cave/Temple Cave

Allow us to reiterate once more. The main cave in Batu Caves is known as Temple Cave or Cathedral Cave. This popular cavern may be accessed by climbing a steep, rainbow-coloured flight of stairs up to the entrance of the cave. 

Along the way, you may encounter groups of cheeky critters attempting to snag a quick bite. Feeding them is highly discouraged. And you should also keep your belongings well out of view as they have been known to swipe non-edibles such as sunglasses and cameras from tourists.

Once you’ve conquered the arduous challenge of scaling the 272 steps (burning plenty of precious calories in the process) to the top, you will be met face-to-face with a massive cave and a high vaulted ceiling. This cave houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre high ceiling, with small openings to naturally light up the temple — offering visitors the opportunity for an excellent photo op.

There’s no admission fee to visit the Temple Cave, though you may leave a donation in one of the collection boxes if you wish.