Editor's Note

Editor’s Note – January 2019

{Editor’s Note]

The view from Sala Bar at the Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Selangor


First of all, let me begin by wishing you a very Happy New Year! I hope that this year brings you much love and joy (those are the two most important money can’t buy things in life) and that you have much fulfillment in 2019!

2018 was a very eventful year for me. The first half was incredibly bad for my business (I run a digital/ social media marketing agency – http://mhbdigital.com) with most of my clients holding back to see what would happen during the Malaysian general elections. Fortunately, we had change for the better and as a direct result – my clients were much more confident after May, and thus our business in the second half of the year was pretty phenomenal, right up to the final week of December which was really surprising because the second half of December is usually a quiet month! I do hope this positive market trend continues in 2019!

As usual, I have my annual Valentine’s Day dining list to assist you with venues to have your romantic dinner. The list will be continually updated as more info comes in. You can read it here – https://timchew.net/2019/01/02/valentines-day-2019-kuala-lumpur-and-selangor-dinners-set-menus-romantic-restaurants-promotions/

To usher in the new year, I headed over to the rooftop bar at Sheraton Petaling Jaya (didn’t want to go to KL city as I really don’t like huge crowds and being stuck in traffic jams) with a couple of close friends. We had a nice view of the fireworks (albeit from afar) in the surrounding areas and we could even see the fireworks in Genting as it was a clear night.




Wine Kaki TTDI

Nothing super fancy but tastefully done.


I found this really affordable and value for money wine bar in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur with decent food and a good selection of wines. Best of all, they even have Tiger and Guinness on tap and sold at very reasonable prices even after happy hours which end at 9.00pm. Now the really surprising thing is that besides serving yakitori and some local and Western favourites, Wine Kaki has Keto diet friendly items on the menu like cauliflower/ broccoli rice with grilled chicken breast/ smoked duck/ pork chop at an affordable price. Who’d have thought!


The selection of red wines from the Old World and New. The white wines and champagnes are kept in a wine chiller.
There are some wines of the month on promotion

Smoked duck! Went very well with the house red wine which was a Cabernet Sauvignon
Bacon and mushrooms yakitori
Cauliflower rice with pork chop
Broccoli rice with grilled chicken breast
Scallops yakitori


Wine Kaki TTDI is located at:

28, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail,

60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(same row as McDonald’s)


Telephone: 012-828 2710

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winekaki/




2018 Recap

I have lots to be thankful for in 2018 and indeed I must thank God for his blessings. What a year it’s been with lots of really memorable occasions – from events and dinners, to concerts, and everything in between.


Celebrating the reopening of the Hermes store at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – https://timchew.net/2018/01/22/hermes-pavilion-store-re-opening-celebration/
An Evening of Opera & Champagne at Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel – https://timchew.net/2018/03/02/editors-note-march-2018/
We got High on Sugar at THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur – https://timchew.net/2018/04/02/high-on-sugar-at-thirty8-grand-hyatt-kuala-lumpur/
MHB Digital’s with The Macallan at Arena Bar TTDI – https://timchew.net/2018/04/18/arena-bar-ttdis-first-anniversary-party-presented-by-the-macallan/
MHB Digital with Triumph lingerie at their Together We Triumph campaign launch at 1Utama Shopping Centre – https://timchew.net/2018/04/20/triumph-previews-their-togetherwetriumph-campaign-at-1-utamas-fashion-week-style-at-one-2018/
MHB Digital x Tangerine at The Face Suites dinner – https://timchew.net/2018/06/20/tangerine-x-mhb-influencer-dinner/
Dinner at Hugo’s in the Sky, Grand Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands
Followed by the Golden Gala Premier of Swan Lake by Ballet West UK – https://timchew.net/2018/08/25/the-golden-gala-premiere-of-swan-lake-by-ballet-west-live-in-genting-malaysia/
Her birthday dinner at Hanare at The Intermark Kuala Lumpur
MHB Digital at the Canmake Fun Fair 2018 – https://timchew.net/2018/09/28/canmake-fun-fair-2018/
Kuala Lumpur International MotorShow 2018 – https://timchew.net/2018/11/22/kuala-lumpur-international-motor-show-2018-klims-2018-opening-ceremony/
The Macallan Edition No.4 Launch in Malaysia – https://timchew.net/2018/10/10/the-macallan-edition-no-4-launched-in-malaysia/
Baking Workshop at Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia
An Evening with the Music from the Phantom of the Opera
MHB Digital x Leica x Banyan Tree afternoon tea
Champagne Brunch at BABE – Japas Fun Dining – https://timchew.net/2018/12/17/sunday-champagne-brunch-at-babe-japas-fun-dining/


And lots of good food!


Here’s wishing you a productive and awesome 2019!


About Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital - http://mhbdigital.com More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.

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