When we are sick, the first thing that anyone tells us or we should do is to go see the doctor at the clinic, so if we crave for coffee, what are the thoughts that come to our mind? If you just want a simple cup of Kopi, then head on to the nearest kopi-tiam. If you want something more western, head on over to Starbucks or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaves.
Who would have thought of going to a Coffee Clinic seriously… Well! Yes, there is a Coffee Clinic for coffee addict.
We pop by this café, mthat is located at the same row as Secret Recipe at Jalan Song Kuching. Since it opened, it surely has given Secret Recipe a run for their money as both are selling coffees and cakes, though Secret Recipe has a wider variety of food to choose from.
Let’s start with their ambience. The place is tastefully designed with the ground floor partitioned at the corner to make way for a 1 ½ floor for customers enjoy their coffee at the upper floor. They also made use of the walkway outside the shop to lay out more tables and chairs given the limited space inside the shop.
We ordered a cup of Americano black coffee. The taste may be a bit too strong for some people or just nice for others.
Being a tea lover, I ordered a cup of hot green tea. The owner made my tea from green tea powder and promised to change it if I did not like the taste. The taste was thick and it did not really appeal to my taste bud, but I would say, the taste was ok. Just plain thick green tea.
So, the owner then made me another cup of green tea latte free of charge, and that was a nice gesture. Their Green tea latte was a mix of vanilla powder, skimmed milk, sugar and green tea powder. At first sip, I tasted the sweetness of vanilla with a hinge of green tea flavour. It takes a while to get used to this new taste if you have always been a tea connoisseur, and you love drinking tea on its own, and perhaps with just a spoonful of added in sugar or honey.
Each cup comes with a chocolate Oat bar. I thought this was a rather generous add on free of charge as most cafes would give you a small piece of cookies to go with your hot drink or none at all.
We also ordered a slice of Chocolate Cake. If I remembered correctly, it was called “Death by Chocolate Cake”. The cake’s texture was soft and spongy, while the top chocolate layer’s sweetness was just nice. Not too sweet. We were told that they also rented the 2nd floor and bakes all their cakes and pastries there.
On the whole, it was a pleasant experience for us at Coffee Clinic. Are you a coffee addict? If yes, go check out Coffee Clinic. We are sure with time, it will gain popularity with Kuching folks. Good luck to them!
Attention to all travellers! AirAsia had discontinued their self-check-in kiosk services at KLIA2 on 22 June 2014.
It seems like the service was found to be incompatible with the new system which is integrated with INTERPOL’s I-Checkit System, a tool to detect and prevent illicit transactions and identity theft of the public and private sector.
This incompatibility had caused kiosk check-in at KLIA2 incapable of providing the same protection against the INTERPOL’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD).
Image credit to the AirAsia
This service is currently being revised and AirAsia will implement native check-in kiosks at KLIA2 and will announce accordingly when they will be made available. Apart from that, guests can still utilize Self Check-In via Web or Mobile. These self-check-in services are available from 14 days up to 1 hour before departure for all AirAsia flights while guests need to check in up to 4 hours before departure for AirAsia X flights.
To check-in, guests may receive their boarding pass via email and smartphone users can also use mobile QR code to check-in. All passengers are advised to print their boarding passes to avoid upcoming problems. Guests can also opt for manual check-in which comes with a RM10 fee.
Image credit to the AirAsia
These self-check-in services were made for passengers’ convenience, so they do not have to queue up before departure. All you have to do is check-in, print your boarding pass, baggage drop at the counter and voila, you are good to go. People usually would not care about the backend operation where there will be a security check by AirAsia. It is essential that they stopped self-check-in kiosks for now to avoid global identity theft and international crime or human trafficking being commited.
Even though it might trouble some people who use self-check-in kiosks often, it does not stop people from traveling all over the world on AirAsia’s flights. So, instead of being hung up on the discontinuity of self-check-in kiosks, use other check-in methods available and enjoy your vacation!
Why pay more when you can have 5 star sleeping experience at just 1 star price? Tune Hotel concept is having limited service hotels offering beds at very affordable prices by getting rid of costly full service extras that you just don’t need and should not have to pay for.
There are five reasons why you choose Tune Hotel Bintulu to stay. Firstly, the power shower high-pressured makes a shower so amazing that we do not want to quit showering. Secondly, King Koil 5 star beds with fluffy plush pillows, crisp cotton bed linen and a 250-thread count duvet. Third, central and convenient for guests to major shopping and food & beverage outlets just around the hotel. Fourth, daily housekeeping service is there to ensure the hotel are in clean environment for guests have pleasant stay. Fifth, 24-hour security to ensure guests are safe and accessibility to main lobby is limited to guests with room keycards after midnight.
Tune Hotel Bintulu is located at Assyakirin Commerce Square, near Medan Jaya. It’s strategically near two shopping outlets, Sing Kwong Supermarket and Farley Supermarket. Within the hotel compound are Ipoh Town Coffee Shop, Laundry Shop, Convenient Store and Terminal Lounge and Karaoke but restaurants available around the hotel are just walking distance only.
The differences between Tune Hotel Bintulu and other Tune Hotels are that they provide each room with mineral water everyday, mini fridge, electric jug, a table, a chair and a mini cupboard. Tune Hotel Bintulu known as corporate hotel since most of the guests staying come for business trips since Bintulu is a place of oil and gas town.Image credit to Tune Hotel Bintulu
Tune Hotel Bintulu has much more bigger space compared to Tune Hotel Kuching. Tune Hotel Bintulu also has a lounge which is a pub cum karaoke. You may request rooms at the back roll for more quiet.
Image credit to Lalaland Cafe and Lounge
Just across the hotel, there is a chill out place called Lalaland Cafe and Lounge. This is a cafe with a mini bar for drinking of wine, liquor, beer and drinks to choose from. A nice atmosphere to hang out with buddies and family. You can chill up at the mini bar section while waiting for your dinner to be served. The cafe serves western cuisines such as steaks, salads, burgers and pastas with reasonable price.
Once you reach Bintulu, it is highly recommemded and you must not miss out trying the deep fried chicken feet at Spring Garden Cafe located at end of the town. Once you have tried, you may need to order another round as it’s the best in town and the shop is usually flooded with customers all the time. When the food is good, there’s always a price to pay, which is the waiting time.
Not far from Tune Hotel Bintulu, are the major attraction places. They are Tanjung Batu Beach, Taman Tumbina, Similajau National Park, Kampung Jepak, Bintulu Promenade, Council Negeri Memorial, Kuan Yin Tong Temple and Pasar Utama Bintulu with Pasar Tamu.
Having listed above reasons that Tune Hotel is worth staying, there is now no reason for you to not stay there given its great location and 5 star comfort. Happy Staying!