Sunday 10 Dec 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): People who have been in business long enough will tell you that mixing work with friendship is a recipe for disaster. And yet, as divisive as the topic may be, there have been many testimonies vouching for the successful chemistry friends can bring to the table. Case in point: Bungalow18 in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. 

Founders of the multi-concept space, Francisca Turner and Gaya Subramaniam, who have been friends for three decades, speak to us about the creation of the restful property and how it has become a place for women to connect through an array of shared experiences including boutique, fitness classes, wellness therapies, and food and beverage and private events.

If you are looking for a different kind of retreat in the city, especially for the young ones who are on a school break, IOI City Farm offers visitors a chance to do something unique, besides learn about animal welfare and various plant species. Fancy an unusual Japanese meal for dinner? A hip new sushi and yakiniku joint in Taman Tun Dr Ismail is perfect for meat-heavy bites (think wagyu, tiger prawns, scallops with cheese, and chicken rolls with mentaiko).

Over in Bangkok, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is renewing tourists’ desire to travel, explore and learn by hosting the Asian leg of The Curiosity Room, a live-action break-out experience devised in collaboration with TED-Ed. This themed initiative by Marriott Hotels seeks to upend traditional lodgings by adding more value to your stay.

Read more in the Sept 5 issue of The Edge Malaysia weekly.

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