Feels good to be appreciated in GCAW

This November, Marriot hotels all around the world are celebrating Global Customer Appreciation Week (GCAW) to show their esteemed customers, vendors and business partners how much they value the business, support and loyalty to their hotel brand.

Live music entertainment by Perfect Pitvh at the
GCAW Renaissance Johor Baru, GM's Cocktail event
In cities where the Marriot Group’s hotels are located, similar celebrations are happening.

From Vancouver to New Orleans, Kigali to Manila, Curacao to Kampala, the United Kingdom to Johor Baru, the renowned brands under this hotel group are celebrating GCAW in a big way!

In line with the GCAW, General Manager of Renaissance Johor Baru Hotel, Gagan Singh, hosted the GM’s Cocktail 2019 with guests that included hotel customers, vendors and business partners as well as media partners from Johor Collective Media (JOCOM).

A section of the guests at the Global Customer
Appreciation Week event at Renaissance Johor Baru
It was such a pleasure to be personally greeted by the GM, who addressed me by name, and I’m ushered into the ballroom where guests were already helping themselves to food in the buffet spread, set up complete with live-cooking stations.

While food and beverage were being served at one end of the ballroom, on the opposite end, a three-piece band was entertaining with cool jazzy music.

A long bar divided the ballroom in the middle, well stocked to serve a range of soft drinks, beer and wine, while serving staff were circulating around to offer guests with free flow of beverages.

Chef Arnold entertaining the audience
Pockets of people were gathered around tall cocktail tables and mingling at several wooden tables, while some were seated on matching cocktail chairs.

The crowd seemed to be swelling by the minute, so I helped myself to a few highly recommended items from the buffet, found myself a spot to rest my plate, enjoyed the food and grooved to the live music performed by Perfect Pitch.

As the female and male vocalists took turns to perform, I thought their sound and selection of music suited the occasion.

Surrounded by a happy crowd and enveloped in good music, it felt good that this was a total chill-out time hosted by the Renaissance Johor Baru and not a job assignment!

The entertainment for the evening continued with a live vocal performance by the hotel’s multi-talented Chef Arnold.

GM Gagan Singh [Second from Left] with the participants responding to his question to win the ultimate prize
of a room night's stay in the Presidential Suite in the Renaissance Johor Baru
The chef belted out two songs and when he invited the audience to sing the chorus along with him, they responded with warm enthusiasm.

Photo memento of JOCOM members with GM Gagan Singh
Then it was time to reward the guests with prizes. This was done through a fun quiz with questions based on the Hotel Group and specifically, the Renaissance Johor Baru.

With attractive prizes like complimentary hotel room stays and meal vouchers for the guests to win, there were no shortage of participants who volunteered their answers.

At the end of the 10 quiz questions, at least two prizes were won by JOCOM members, firstly Tricia Loh followed by Harish Mustak.

In the spirit of GCAW, GM Gagan joined in the fun by challenging the guests to answer one more quiz question to win the ultimate prize of one night’s stay in their Presidential Suite.

Guests feeling good to be appreciated in the GCAW
Enticed by such an attractive prize, there were plenty of participants who were willing to hazard their answers in the hope of getting it right…

After listening to the wide range of replies, finally there were not one or two correct answers but three!

GM Gagan kept his word and graciously announced that the hotel will allocate three room nights to the three winners (on dates to be arranged later) in the Presidential Suite of the Renaissance Johor Baru!

There was thunderous applause for the happy winners and the generosity of GM Gagan and the celebration continued with more music, food and drinks and capturing photo mementoes of our time together at their GCAW event.

The Renaissance Johor Baru Hotel is located at No. 2 Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor. 

Familiar taste of Tiga-T at Warong Serambi

At last, I’m tasting that familiar flavour again in a local specialty that I had dubbed Tiga-T or Three T’s!

En Wahid and his wife, Pn Zaiton, working together to serve
customers at Warong Serambi Warisan Jauhar [Left]
This is because Tiga-T is a plant-based dish, made with three main ingredients, Tahu (beancurd), Taugeh (beansprouts) and Timun (cucumber)!

Ever since my first taste of Tiga-T years ago at Warung Saga at Jalan Mahmoodiah, where it was originally served, I have become a firm fan of this simple dish.

The husband and wife team of Encik Wahid and Puan Zaiton, who have been serving Tahu Goreng (Fried Beancurd also known as Tiga-T!) over the years, have earned a large following who enjoy their typically Johor-style menu of dishes.

Convenient parking in the evenings;
Note the Johor Baru landmarks located opposite
Then I learnt that their business was relocated to Warong Serambi Warisan Jauhar, in a food-court within the compound of Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, the premises of Yayasan Warisan Johor or Johor Heritage Foundation at Jalan Sungai Chat.

I heard about loyal fans following them to their new location but I did not have an opportunity to drop by until recently when my friend, Harish, invited me to join his family for a meal there.

And here, I savoured the familiar taste of Tiga-T again!

A serving of Tahu Goreng (Fried Beancurd) AKA Tiga-T 
Tahu Goreng or Fried Beancurd, is made up of cubes of fried beancurd which are crispy on the outside and smooth on its insides, topped with lightly blanched beansprouts and slices of raw cucumber.

A light soy sauce which tastes both savoury and spicy, is drizzled over the Three-T ingredients and topped with a sprinkle of toasted crushed peanuts.

“Is that all you are having?” Harish’s mother asked with both curiosity and genuine concern.

I promptly replied, “Yes!” because for me, this dish just hits the spot!

Another Johor favourite, Mee Bandung
But I quickly confessed that I would usually order three portions to split between two people – for more (slurp!) satisfaction.

I do not think that this is odd but was glad when Harish agreed with me without hesitation!

Meanwhile, the others ordered popular items like Mee Bandung, Mee Goreng and Nasi Ayam Sambal, from the menu.

It’s simple warong or Malay street food but dishes here are served in generous portions with whole prawns and ingredients in the rice or noodles.

Visible ingredients in the Seafood Mee Goreng
On a counter, I saw condiments like pickled Green chilli, soya sauce and even cutlery and paper serviettes for diners to self-serve themselves in this casual dining food court.

While the menu may not extensive, I like how Warong Serambi Warisan Jauhar takes pride in serving dishes that reflect a Johor heritage.

Warong Serambi Warisan Jauhar is located within Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar, the premises of Yayasan Warisan Johor or Johor Heritage Foundation, at Jalan Sungai Chat, 80100 Johor Baru, Johor. Tel: + 6013 766 0880 and +6013 733 8002.

Open daily from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Closed on Saturday.

P.S. I must mention that I also had a takeaway portion of Tahu Goreng to share with my mother. Yum!

Johor troupe in China for Teochew Opera Fest

A Teochew opera troupe from Johor was proud to participate in the Fifth International Teochew Opera Festival held in Swatow, China, from Oct 28 to 31.

A scene from Teochew opera, Golden Flower Maiden,
that feature the maiden [Left] and poor scholar ]Right]
The performing art of Teochew opera is kept alive in Johor Baru, a town that once was known as Little Swatow* due to the large number of Teochew immigrants whose town of origin was Swatow in China.

This opera troupe in JB comprised amateur actors who share a passion for Teochew opera and were committed to perform a full-length traditional opera at the festival.

Several troupes in Malaysia were invited to the opera fest and Madam Heng Teo Luang and her friends in the Johor Baru Chao Yang Amateur Opera Troupe, were proud to be part of this international opera festival that involved participants from 43 countries.

My friend, Madam Heng is not only passionate about Teochew opera but also an accomplished actor, particularly in playing the role of a poor scholar-turned-magistrate.

[In traditional Teochew opera, females play male roles in these musical dramas.]

Madam Heng Teo Luang [in Blue] in her role
as poor scholar-turned magistrate
To prepare for their show, rehearsals were held at Taman Pelangi in premises that was sponsored by the Chairman of the Small Merchants Association, Koh Peng Chia.

An accomplished Beijing qualified, opera director from China, Linjia – now based in Singapore, working with renowned performing arts schools – was engaged to guide the troupe in the finer points of traditional Teochew opera.

An amateur opera actor in Singapore, Quek Wen Wei, coached the troupe and helped with the actors’ make-up.

It was a real challenge because the opera was performed to recorded music and the actors had to pay close attention to each line of music to get the cue to start singing or speaking their parts.

Another scene from the Teochew opera, Golden Flowe Maiden
These actors were in fact, inspiring and encouraging each other with their commitment and determination to keep this traditional performing art alive.

In total, there are some 19 characters in the opera with a crew that included props and costume managers, hairdressers, makeup artistes and admin team members.

When rehearsals were completed, the troupe had the opportunity to present the full performance of their opera entitled, Jin Hua Niu, a Teochew phrase which is literally translated as, “Golden Flower Maiden,” at a fund-raising dinner.

A fund-raising dinner preview show
After I shared the information about this fund-raising dinner show, my Japanese friend in JB, Yoshiko Tsuchiya, an ardent fan of music and drama, did not hesitate to make her reservations to attend.

Yoshiko was keen to watch this show, understood as one of the most traditional Teochew operas that was often performed by Teochew opera artistes over some 40 years after the fall of Communist China.

Its script and lyrics have been preserved through generations and remained unchanged and authentic in an opera filled with songs and dialogues that only the talented ones would have the courage to perform.

Madam Heng played the lead role as poor scholar, Liuyong, a character who would achieve a coveted education and eventually become a magistrate.

She told me that make-up and costumes would be done off site and the cast and crew would be transferred to the restaurant for the dinner show by coach.

Madam Heng wearing stage make-up
en route to the preview show in JB
Meanwhile Yoshiko was already at Meido Restaurant in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, who joined diners and sponsors gathered to enjoy dinner with a preview of the two-and-half-hour Teochew opera.

After the show, Yoshiko agreed with me that it was a real treat for fans of Teochew opera because it was a rare opportunity to enjoy a full-length traditional opera performed live here.

Yoshiko told me that it was more than 20 years ago since she watched Chinese opera in Beijing and this was her first time watching Teochew opera.

Music and drama truly transcend all borders and while Yoshiko did not understand the Teochew language, she enjoyed the colourful costumes, the stage sets and the rhythmic lines and music that sounded soothing and comfortable.

“The show reminded me of Kabuki, a Japanese traditional drama, and was reminiscent of Sewamono, a contemporary setting for Japanese traditional theatre,” said Yoshiko as she tried to share her experience with me.

Madam Heng with Yoshiko Tsuchiya
But she was clearly impressed by the commitment of the actors who put in such a lot of practice to perform so gracefully, from eye movements right up to their fingertips!

This preview performance gave the actors an excellent opportunity to polish up their parts and then they were ready to leave for the International Teochew Opera Festival in Swatow.

Weeks passed before Madam Heng and her troupe returned from China and she shared with me a deluge of photographs and videos of their exciting experience.

“It was an overwhelming success!” said Madam Heng, which succinctly summed up their entire experience at the festival, in a single sentence.

She was encouraged to see how the art of Chinese opera, specifically Teochew opera, was being taught in Art Schools in China and the way students would give performances in public parks or tourist spots as an added attraction.

Opening Ceremony of the Fifth International Teochew
Opera Festival in Swatow, China in Oct 2019
She compared it to how actors would dress up in traditional Shakespearean costumes and perform in Vienna gardens accompanied by live orchestras.

Of course, she also shared about their Governments which provided funding support for performing arts education and lamented the lack of it in our local context…

From the photos and feedback I received, I’m sure the Fifth International Teochew Opera Festival 2019 was such a culturally enriching experience that members of this Johor-based Teochew opera troupe will not forget for a long, long time. Well done!

Madam Heng [holding bouquet] at the end of the troupe's performance at the Teochew Opera Fest in Swatow, China
*Read my story on Johor Baru was once Little Swatow, under Memories in my book, My Johor Stories 2: Interesting Places and Inspirational People, available from MPH bookstores nationwide and online from mphonline.

This Farewell is not Goodbye

Some two years ago, in the morning of 1 September 2017, I had the privilege to lead a group of visiting young people from Kajang on a Johor Baru heritage walk in part of a youth retreat here.

Chong Jin Foong [Left] with his wife and family at
the Johor Baru Chinese Heritage Museum on Sept 1, 2017
The bright sunshine and sweltering heat did not deter us from wandering around the heritage quarter to take in the sights and soak in our city’s heritage charm.

Our visitors thoroughly enjoyed a glimpse of old JB even though it was getting rather warm and when we stepped into the air-conditioned comfort of the Johor Baru Chinese Heritage Museum, everyone agreed that it was a welcome reprieve.

On the ground level of the Museum, an entire wall is designed with a poster that charted the Chronology of Events of the Chinese community in Johor.

Helped by the events and visuals on this poster, I shared with our visitors, a brief summary of how the Chinese started coming to Johor at the invitation of the Johor ruler back in 1844…

Chan Tze Keat [Left], Jaya and his wife Su Mei [Right]
met with Jin Foong and his family again, in JB!
In fact, it was a quick history lesson that explained the strong foundation in the relationship between Chinese immigrants and the Johor sultanate.

Then I invited the young people to head upstairs to explore the Museum on their own and reminded them not to miss the interesting exhibits on the top level.

Among the visitors who lingered behind with me was Jaya, his wife Su Mei and their little girl, Asya, along with Chan Tze Keat better known as Zeke.

It happened that while Su Mei and Zeke were studying in the university in Kuala Lumpur, they attended Life Chapel, a church in Petaling Jaya.

And right there at the ground level of the JB Chinese Heritage Museum, they met with a mutual friend, Chong Jin Foong and his family who also went to Life Chapel!

Jin Foong's children feeding the camels in the Johor Zoo
It turned out that Jin Foong was from the same church as Zeke and it was such a pleasant surprise to bump into each other here!

After exploring the heritage quarter, Jin Foong, his wife Peng Chui and three kids were chilling out in the Museum lobby and when our group came in, they could not help but listen in to my commentary on Chinese heritage in Johor.

After introducing his family, Jin Foong explained that his family moved from PJ to live in Johor because he was based in Pengerang for work and during weekends, he and the family would explore JB and enjoy a city stay.

They attended a nearby church in Pengerang but it was in Chinese so they were in fact, seeking a suitable English-speaking church and this meeting at the Museum, marked the start of our fellowship with this young family.

Jin Foong and family capture a photo memento
at their visit to the Desaru Fruit Farm
More than two years has passed since that well-timed moment when we connected with Jin Foong and his family and we have enjoyed warm fellowship with them when they were in JB in the weekends or when we visited them in Pengerang.

Their young children joined the Sunbeam Club, our Children’s Ministry and this year, Jin Foong took the lead with the team in hosting our Vacation Bible School for kids.

On one of their family visits back to PJ, Jin Foong told me that his father showed him an old copy of Life & Times Travel with a feature on Teochew Traditions in Johor.

When he looked closer, Jin Foong was pleasantly surprised to discover my byline with that story!

Then he told his father about how we met in JB and that we go to the same church here.

A photo memento of our meal together in Sungai Rengit
As Desaru Coast was being developed, Jin Foong and I would exchange notes about the latest happenings in his neighbourhood (Pengerang is located nearby!).

When he and his team was at the Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast for a business meeting, he shared with me, a group photo captured at the iconic hotel entrance – and when I was at the hotel for their Grand Opening Party, I too shared my stories with him.

Since major industrial projects were established in Pengerang, this rural area has vastly developed and Jin Foong’s children attended a good school that has a population of only 100 students, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:10.

Supported by her parents, Qi Hui, their eldest child trained hard to take part in the school’s annual Storytelling Competitions and she always performed with excellence.

Our food fellowship over a Japanese meal in JB
I remember having conversations with her two younger brothers, Zhi Yong and Zhi Aun, about our favourite Superheroes because these active boys were often dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with Superman or Batman motifs, complete with capes…

During a fellowship dinner in church, I sat with the boys. 

With our plates full of food from the buffet, I decided to eat with my hands – instead of using plastic cutlery – so I explained that we are Malaysians and eating with hands is the Malaysian way.

“Aunty Peggy, I’m Japanese,” Zhi Yong announced quite seriously.

I hid my smile and politely agreed with him because he was indeed born in Japan at that time while his father was based there for work.

On a recent Sunday, my family and I visited this family in Pengerang, and I had the opportunity to pick up the youngest boy, Zhi Aun, from school because his class had the shortest hours.

A family photo at the children's school in Pengerang
Even when he was accompanied by his father, Zhi Aun was pleasantly surprised to see us waiting for him in my car.

Meanwhile, Peng Chui picked up their two older children a little later and they joined us for lunch at a popular seafood place in nearby Sungai Rengit.

My family and I also had the privilege of sharing more food fellowship with Jin Foong and his family in JB.

And when I asked, “What is your choice of cuisine?” I was not surprised when the unanimous choice was, Japanese!

Two whole years seemed to have whooshed pass and suddenly it is time to bid farewell.

When the school term closes this year, the family will relocate back to PJ where the children will continue their studies the following year, just as Jin Foong’s work contract here will be completed.

We have made many memories with Jin Foong and his family and I’m sure they too have their fair share of experiences with us in JB.

Till we meet again:
Qi Hui [Right], Zhi Yong [Left] and
Zhi Aun [second from Left] with my mum
Even though their time with us in JB was brief, it was an important chapter marked by incidents and occasions that were significant in different ways.

For instance, on March 16, 2019, Jin Foong made his pulpit speaking debut with an encouraging message based on the Beatitudes in The Sermon on the Mount and challenged us to consider the code of conduct expected from believers.

The presence of this family was indeed a blessing to us as we witnessed how they were committed to travel from Pengerang to JB every weekend to fellowship with us.

And leave JB at the crack of dawn on Sunday to ensure that the children were on time for school in Pengerang that morning.

[The weekend in Johor is Friday and Saturday, with Sunday a school/work day for Government schools and offices.]

Looking back to how it all started, we just marvel at how wonderful it was for the uni-mates from PJ and Kajang to meet each other in the JB Chinese Heritage Museum, which led to two years of warm fellowship with Jin Foong and family.

The family may be leaving Johor, but for us this farewell is certainly not goodbye. May God be with you till we meet again!

A festive private dining experience at Amaya

“Would you like to host a festive meal with all the frills but without all the sweat?”

My reply (without hesitation!) is a resounding, “Yes!”

A place-card at the table with my name on it!
It will be such fun to be acknowledged as a gracious host while in the background, the experienced team at the Amaya Food Gallery in Amari Johor Baru, are working hard to make me look good.

Amari, a Thai brand in Johor Baru, exudes an inherent gracious charm and hospitality, unique to their reputation established among regulars at this hotel.

At a preview of a custom-designed private festive meal hosted at the Amaya Food Gallery, I’m simply wowed by the experience.

An alcove within the Amaya Food Gallery is transformed into a cosy dining room, complete with Red and Green festive colours, a decorated Christmas tree, as well as tinsel and shiny baubles on the dining table.

A festive dinner setting for Christmas
 dinner at Amaya Food Gallery
I’m charmed by the personal touch with my name handwritten on the place-cards, hung on a thread with one end secured to a gift pack of macaroons placed on the table and the other, tied to a bright Red helium balloon above!

On the sideboard, an impressive buffet spread of selected festive dishes is laid out for us to admire. [Later the serving team will warm up the dishes and serve plated individual portions at the table for our main course.]

Amaya Food Gallery has earned an enviable reputation for its Thai cuisine, prepared by a team of versatile chefs who delight in applying their culinary skills to give traditional dishes a tantalizing twist.

While waiting for the others to arrive, Rosfaizah Hamid, better known as Chef Faiez – Sous Chef for Malay Cuisine – help to prepare and serve Miang Kham – a betel leaf wrap appetizer filled with ingredients like dried shrimps, cashew nuts, shredded coconut, lime, ginger and shallots with a savoury dip.

When all the guests have arrived, we are invited to take our seats (where the place-cards are!) and next to my cutlery, I’m pleased to see a menu that lists the food we are about to enjoy.

Signature Thai dishes like Goong Sam Rod (prawns)
and Miang Kam, an appetizer (background) are in the menu
Then the balloons and gift packs with our names on them, are removed to create more space on the table and to facilitate better conversation among guests.

Our sit-down private dinner kicks off with popular Signature dish: Tom Yam Goong, a classic Thai soup with whole prawns, flavoured with lemongrass, kaffir lime, fish sauce, galangal, coconut milk – charmingly served in a coconut shell.

Another signature Thai dish on the menu is Goong Saam Rod, deep-fried Tiger Prawns topped with spicy tangy sauce, and this will be served as part of the main course.

It’s a pleasant change to be served at the table and I sit back to relish the meal.

Biyani Basmati Rice with Masala Spiced leg of Turkey
Among the Festive food presented on the sideboard is a baked salt crusted Norwegian whole salmon and I watch as Chef Jason Ang – Sous Chef in Western Cuisine – skillfully remove the outer crust of salt to reveal the baked salmon fillet.

I’m looking forward to the main course serving of a portion of this juicy Salmon fillet topped with Citrus Emulsion, along with the slow-roasted Prime Beef Ribs with Black Peppercorn Sauce and the Italian Lamb (shank!) Osso Buco style.

When this platter is served, I’m delighted to see the fish and meat resting on a bed of Roasted Winter Vegetables like new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin wedges and asparagus.

Look at my (first) main course platter (clockwise)
Italian Lamb Osso Buco, Norwegian Salmon Fillet topped
with Citrus Emulsion and slow roasted Prime Beef Ribs
on a bed of Roasted Vegetables
Conversation continues to flow even as we dine because this setting within an alcove gives us the privacy to enjoy the pleasant company while savouring a sumptuous meal together.

After our plates are cleared, the next main course items are served in (thankfully!) smaller portions.

This includes a small cup of Biryani Basmati Rice with a side of Masala Spiced leg of Turkey, sous-vide Turkey Breast Roll in traditional Thai Green Curry, and the Goong Saam Rod or Thai crispy prawn drizzled in spicy tangy sauce.

A glance at the menu reminds me that there are not one but two desserts.

In keeping with Amaya’s Thai traditions, the first dessert is Khao Niew Mamuang or sweet Thai mango with warm sticky rice, topped with coconut cream.

The (second) main course items [Left to Right}
Thai Crispy Prawn, Turkey in Thai Green Curry,
Masala Spiced leg of Turkey and Biryani Basmati Rice 
When this dessert is served, I hear a collective gasp of approval because it is presented within a small clear glass jar covered by another clear bell-shaped glass.

One by one, as the glass covers are removed, I hear more exclamations as we discover the coconut cream provided within a tiny plastic pipette for diners to drizzle the coconut cream onto the mango and sticky rice!

Pastry Chef Louis Heng is proud to personally present our final dessert – a Christmas Tree butter cake – and reminds us that this festive dessert is only available from the Amaya Café during this season.

“Everything can be eaten!” quipped Chef Louis when he sees a guest scrutinizing the gold flakes and shiny beads that decorate the Orange infused Chocolate coated butter cake in the shape of a Christmas Tree with a golden star on top.

Thai dessert: Khao Niew Mamuag 
This elegant private dining experience comes to a comfortable end and each guest leaves happily with a Red balloon tied to a packet of signature macaroons by Chef Louis.

In addition to this charming Christmas Tree butter cake, there is also a menu of traditional Christmas sweets like Stollen, Ginger Bread Man, Marshmallow Pop Sticks, Macaroon, Yule Log Cakes, Chocolate Santa and Mince Pies, available at the Amaya Café.

Festive Buffet Dinners at the Amaya Food Gallery will be served daily from Dec 16 to Jan 4, 2020 (except on Dec 24 and 31) from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. RM118 net per adult and 50% discount for children aged from six to 12 and seniors aged 60 and above.

Pastry Chef Louis Heng presents
festive dessert, Christmas Tree butter cake
Some of the festive highlights include Shellfish Paella Rice, Roasted Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce, slow-roasted Australian Beef Striploin and Honey Glazed Meatloaf.

The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner on Dec 24 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, features a spectacular menu of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and western dishes, some of which will be prepared from live cooking stations. RM148 nett per person and 50% off for children aged six to 12 and seniors aged 60 and above.

Diners can look forward to tasting Seafood Harvest on Ice, Sushi and Sashimi, Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, wood-smoked Whole Lamb, Roasted Australian Beef Ribs and Baked Norwegian Salmon.

On Christmas Day, Dec 25, the Buffet Lunch at Amaya Food Gallery from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, is priced at RM118 nett per person and 50% off for children aged six to 12 and seniors aged 60 and above.

Then bid farewell to 2019 and welcome the new decade with a sumptuous New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner on Dec 31 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, priced at RM128 nett per person and 50% off for children aged six to 12 and seniors aged 60 and above.

To enjoy the above buffets at Amaya Food Gallery, reservations are recommended.

To arrange your own private dining event at Amaya Food Gallery, Tel: 607 – 266 8888 or email: amaya.johorbahru@amari.com.

Amari Johor Baru is at No. 82-C Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Baru. 

For more info, visit website: www.amari.com/johor-bahru