Dining Hotel

Christmas Events – December 2019


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur

The beautiful Christmas tree which adorns the lobby of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara


We recently headed over to Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara for their Christmas tree lighting ceremony and dinner. This presented me with a very good opportunity to test out the newly launched OPPO Reno2 smartphone’s 4-camera setup (read more about the smartphone here – https://timchew.net/2019/10/20/oppo-launches-the-new-oppo-reno2-series-in-malaysia/)

First up was to test the Ultra Steady Video Mode technology which increases the stability of videos. Oppo claims that this will eliminate the need for gimbals (which costs a few hundred up to a thousand and beyond Ringgit).



Quite impressive! I don’t have steady hands especially after drinking coffee and I just finished a long black just before shooting this video.

Let’s see how the camera performs shooting food!


First up was wide shot of the bread counter
Quite accurate colour reproduction. Yes the turkey was actually that red!
One thing I really love about Sofitel’s buffet is their fantastic selection of French cheeses!

While my partner in crime for the evening was absolutely thrilled with their wide selection of desserts and pastries which I must say surpasses many hotels in Kuala Lumpur!

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What about macro shots? The Oppo Reno2 handled it well with nice bokeh in the background


For the full info on the Christmas and New Year’s Eve/ Day dining and party promotions at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, head over to https://timchew.net/2019/10/26/christmas-2019-dining-promotions-and-new-years-eve-dinners-in-kuala-lumpur-and-selangor/

For enquiries and reservations, email HA123-FB2@SOFITEL.COM or call (03) 2720 6688 or head over to https://www.sofitel-kualalumpur-damansara.com/



Unmistakably French Art Exhibition


Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara collaborated with a Malaysia-based French Pop Art Gallery, Gallery des artistes to highlight the glamour of French fashion. Titled “Unmistakably French”, those art pieces and sculptures will be showcased through the lobby of the hotel between 25 November 2019 and 29 February 2020.

With more than 15 works all from France, the works on display are from a variety of mediums from paintings to sculptures to glass art with jewellery, the “Unmistakably French” exhibition represents the latest trends in contemporary art. The art pieces and sculptures specially curated by the Gallery’s Founder, Edith HO for the hotel, represents quintessential French elegance in fashion and at the same time pays tribute to French refinements and style. It also focuses on certain fashion icons, designers, and models such as Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Kate Moss.


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Thanks for having us over!



Christmas Dinner at Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur


Yvonne and I headed over to the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur on 27 November 2019 for their Christmas tree lighting cocktail and dinner. With me again was the Oppo Reno2 smartphone and this time the scene was more challenging than the event above (at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara) as the lighting was rather dim/ uneven. Time to see how the phone performs in low light/ patchy lighting conditions!



First up was the cocktail and Christmas tree lighting ceremony before we headed into the ballroom for a delicious festive feast!


Smokin hot Dani Maia!

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The girls had a good time taking selfies with the OPPO Reno2’s shark’s fin pop up selfie camera which performed pretty well despite the poor lighting! Additionally, there are many beauty features that can be controlled right from the camera app itself (ie. you don’t need to use a third party app) hence girls really like this phone!


Here are the upcoming promotions at the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur this holiday season:

The Mill Cafe

Expect nothing less than a holiday feast of generous festive favourites at The Mill Café and enjoy a sophisticated melange Of tastes and flavours this December.

24th December 2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm priced at RM 168 nett per person

Enjoy a special celebratory festive spread including the traditional whole oven-roasted turkey, Norwegian salmon fillet topped with lemon herb crust, Australian chilled beef rib eye, braised black pepper lamb shank, chicken cordon bleu, homemade Cumberland sausages with caremlised onions, flower crabs, slipper lobsters, and a Christmas dessert counter for the big and little ones.

25th December 2019 from 12:00noon to 3:00pm priced at RM 128 nett per person

Highlight include authentic holiday dishes such as home-smoked Norwegian salmon, fresh oysters, duck confit, chicken and mushroom terrine, traditional roasted whole turkey, chestnuts, Brussels sprouts, cranberries, mince pies and chocolate truffle yule log cake.

31st December 2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm priced at RM 168 nett per person

Indulge in salmon gravlax, seafood terrine, carpaccio bar, a section of seafood on ice, whole baked salmon in puff pastry, nutmeg mash potato, oven roasted quail with red currant and shallot jus, whole roasted lamb, prime beef rib eye, shawarma and a delectable selection of desserts before the clock strikes twelve.

1st January 2020 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm priced at RM 128.00 nett per person

Usher in the new year with a wonderful fare across theatre kitchens featuring chilled gazpacho with oyster, sushi and sashimi, whole poached cold salmon, coconut tom yam, bangers and mash, braised beef carving, pasta bar and a healthy sugarless dessert section.


Handcrafted Takeaways

Share the holiday spirit with a selection of fine takeaway offerings such as gingerbread house, Yule log cake, traditional mince pie, Christmas stolen, glazed fruit cake, assorted cookies and more. Festive roasts and bakes are also available for a hassle-free gathering. The handcrafted takeaways are available at Bistro 160 from 27th November 2019 onwards with a minimum three (3) days’ pre-order notice. For bookings or enquiries, call +60 3 2117 4160 or email bistro@millenniumhotels.com

Relax, Indulge & Celebrate

Priced at RM 2,020.00 nett per couple, the package includes:

  • 3D2Ns Stay in a Deluxe Room With breakfast for 2
  • New Year’s Eve buffet dinner at The Mill Café with party packs and unlimited Wine or beer
  • New Year’s countdown celebration package with a choice of either I bottle of champagne or 1 bottle of wine and 2 snacks

New Year’s Eve Party at Pulse on 31st December 2019 from 7:00 pm Onwards

Raise a toast to 2019 and countdown to the New Year with explosive party tunes, live DJ sets and raving performances by Explicit Lo. in the pulsing heart of Bukit Bintang. COVER CHARGE at RM128 nett per person with I glass of standard festive drink


  • RM888 nett for 5 persons inclusive of 1 bottle of Chandon Brut. I bottle Of selected spirits, 6 mixers of your choice and 2 signature snacks
  • RM588 nett for 3 persons inclusive of 1 bottle of La Vie En Rose/ Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon/ Wolf Blass Sauvignon Blanc and 2 signature snacks
  • RM388 nett for 3 persons inclusive of 1 beer tower and 1 signature snack


Thanks for having us over!



The photos and videos in this feature were shot using the new OPPO Reno2 smartphone without any editing whatsoever.

Read more at https://timchew.net/2019/10/20/oppo-launches-the-new-oppo-reno2-series-in-malaysia/


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