Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Best Of Chengdu

I am back home now. I spent 7 days in Sichuan, China where I stayed in a fabulous hotel right in the downtown of Chengdu along the financial hubs near to the happenings of famous Chunxi Road which is similar to Shanghai's Nanjing Road.



Rhombus Chengdu Hotel offers very top notch facilities, interior decors and 5 Star services with the most polite & efficient team of hotel personnel right from the sales marketing, front desk, housekeeping and concierge services. I would have kissed them all for enduring my fussy demands!



 


 I slept very comfortably for 5 nights on their king sized bed in their suite room. Everything was remote controlled and they provided 2 huge LED televisions with curtain screens operated by just a  finger touch.



 

My wife spent most of the time lazing on this sofa to finish her university's assignments and the hotel was simply thoughtful to pamper us with fresh pistachio nuts everyday.


 

 The bar and luxurious bathroom were fully stocked with beverages, best aromatic coffees with brewing machine and toiletry creams by Crabtree & Evelyn. I was in heavens and got all my worth's.


 

On my last night, I was checking out and waited for my car at the lobby when I saw a group of hotel personnel with bodyguards lining at the door to form a barricade. A tinted MPV arrived and a celebrity promptly jumped out amidst the screams of his fans outside. I was all the time holding my phone and managed to snap blurry photos of this Taiwan-based idol Wu Chun. He is so young and handsome. No wonder the gals screamed their lungs out!

I realised I made the same choice of hotel with a famous celebrity but he probably slept in a Presidential Suite while I booked my smaller room at promo rates, many months ahead. I shall return to stay there someday. This is not a paid advertisement okay.



 Honestly, I was attracted to this Chengdu's Lan Kwai Fong's entertainment hub which is just a 20 minute walk away from the hotel. I was curious to see this place after partying at Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong several times.




It was so cold that night like 3 degrees with a light drizzle. I must say that it looked so different from HKG's but they are much more organized and colourful with lavish Christmas decors in Chengdu.




We both ate Japanese dinner and drank hot lattes at Starbucks after dinner. 




We both held hands and rekindled our love along both sides of the river banks. Lan Kwai Fong overlooks the tranquil river and the colourful water reflections made it so romantic! Muacks!





71 comments:

  1. Welcome back!!!

    Wow, you're so lucky get to meet handsome celebrity at your hotel!!! I remember during my secondary school, I used to queue up outside Time Square wait to see him in person as he's promoting his famous drama that time!!! Hahaha!!! =]

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    1. I am too old to be his fan but I have heard much of his popularity.

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  2. The room looks very luxurious and nice !

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    1. The room was really big and nice but their superb services with a smile impressed me the most.

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  3. Wow---you all truly were 'celebrities' at that hotel.... What a beautiful place... Sounds like you had a fantastic vacation. Of course, that is what vacations are supposed to be about!!!! Love it...

    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. After covering the whole USA you should visit Chengdu and get pampered in this hotel.

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  4. Welcome home.. Finally hear from you again.. When I first saw your (first) picture, I thought, wah, the bath tub is located in the living room! Haha, but when I read on, oh, it's in the bathroom (of course, hehe)..
    Wah, you lived like a king wor..

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    1. Eh, your pose macam similiar with SK's trademark pose, haha.. With the hands wide opened, kekeke..

      Wow, this trip is a very wonderful trip.. Spend quality time with wifey, holding hands and rekindling love and all... And the romantic bath tub.. Wah, so did u have romantic bath in the tub?

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    2. So, you bumped into this celebrity, kam ngam, but honestly, I don't know who is Wu Chun leh, keke..
      Even after looking at your picture, I still dunno who he is.. But have to agree with you, he looks so young and cute leh..

      Wah, you stayed in the same hotel as the celebrity, means the hotel must be really freaking expensive and high class lor..

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    3. Oohh lala, toiletry creams by Crabtree & Evelyn.. If me ahh (being an aunty kiasu), I would have taken and kept the creams, and let them refill new stock everyday, kekeke..

      So I guess you no need to use your own toiletries liao, can use the hotel's ones coz they are using C&E ma.. Most people bring their own toiletries coz they dont want to use the hotel's one coz no brand and dunno wat "chapalang" brand they use, but wah, now got C&E, sure use kau-kau lor, hehehe..

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    4. SK's trademark was one leg up like running on the spot. Mine is anything funny. More to come.

      You bet that I kept my own and used their toiletries instead.

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  5. Hey, how come you bathed with your clothes on?? hahahaha.. ok, ok, I know you pai pose-see only! Such luxury, TM! You are so blessed.. I love to be there too if got opportunity... what bliss to stay few nights there some more.. I dont dare to ask you the rates.. must be very hefty... hahaha...

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    1. My body looks like squid and everyone will scream horrors!

      You can google the price and add 50% off. That's the good deal for booking months ahead.

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  6. Such a grand and luxury hotel! So envy. I only can stay in this type of hotel if going with my daddy for business trip, but if I travel by myself, mostly those budgeted hotel.

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    1. I only booked those hotels with really promotional prices besides being at perfect locations.

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  7. You're so lucky too cause stumbled upon Taiwanese famous celebrity, Wu Chun. I travelled so many times, never bump into any famous celebrities one =(

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    1. I have met Tsui Hark in Angkor Wat and others like Chin Han, Eric Tsang, Alan Tam etc etc

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    2. So many celebrities you've met, very lucky lo!!! =]

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  8. Got bath tub. Got photo in bath tub. But photo wrong. Must bukak baju pose in the tub, baru proper. ekeke

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    1. I already said I look like sotong and you all might get fits.

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  9. I like the bathroom layout. But glass window to construction work outside. The workers will have a field day looking at Anay buat tiger show bila mandi! LOL

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    1. They got auto screen to come down any lengths to show outside. Actually only can see at night from outside. I would sell tickets if buat Tiger show.

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  10. Room so classy and comfy, must be heavenly to come back to such swanky place after all the hard workout climbing mountains in the cold. :)

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    1. You are right. We were dying to go back after a night's stay at the mountain hotel which was like a morgue freezer.

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  11. You didn't hoard the Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries to bring back. If got extra, do giveaway for us. I want. wakaka *kiasu auntie muka tembok cina mode*

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    1. Let me go and dig out my luggage! Got extra I will send to this muka tembok Cina auntie!!!! Muahahahaha

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  12. I like the photo where you sit inside the bath tub

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    1. I should have filled it with water and sprinkle rose petals.

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  13. Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family, TM.

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  14. Hey I spotted a widely open hands photo from you. So cute

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    1. We only live once and should do kinky poses.

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  15. Good day TM! Welcome back!! Hope you had a fun time~
    It does look very cold there from your photos! Nice Christmas decors! But I guess you feel the 'heat' instantly when you're back to Msia?

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    1. The hotel room looks very nice la! Must be very comfortable!
      I'd stay in the room all day! Haha just kidding! Who would wanna stay at hotel room when going oversea? xDD

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    2. Wishing you and family a merry merry Christmas!!

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    3. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your kind wishes. The hotel was the best I have stayed and I merely booked it due to the special promo rates by Air Asia.

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  16. U didn't stop by in Singapore before going back Malaysia, keke...

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  17. Nice hotel you stay and lucky u to meet celebrity...

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  18. Merry Christmas to you and your family...

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    1. Merry Christmas Sharon! I flew direct from KL to Chengdu.

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  19. Haiyar!!! You didn't get Wu Chun's autograph, have your photo taken with him kah? Eeeeee....if you go naked in the bathtub, everyone outside can see kah? Eyewwwwwww!!!!!

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    1. He was so heavily guarded that no one could go near him. Yeah I could have shown off my squid torso from the bathroom! All would get blinded.

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  20. welcome back! It sounds so romantic and I bet both of you had a wonderful time there. :)

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    1. Wennakam.You can bring Ah Wooi Ko to have romantic cruises too.

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  21. welcome home my dear Anay!! you must be missing your Thambee so much while you were in Chengdu with your frozen shrunk balls and banana up there on the peak of Mount Emei~~

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    1. this Rhombus Chengdu Hotel so nice dei.. Anay has to sell off 100 cows back in your motherland slum in Tiruchirappalli in order to stay one night there.. look at that luxurious bath, allowing you to enjoy your dip while looking outside the room.. or shall i say, BEING LOOKED by the construction workers at that construction site opposite the hotel and yet so close to the room?? :p

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    2. aiyoyo.. the worst thing that could happen during a vacation - you still need to work on something!! aiyah, like that cannot enjoy the trip to the max lah.. Letchumy still needs to go back to hotel, burn midnight oil to do her assignments.. while Anay has to go take a tub of hot water for her to dip her tired legs and make her coffee.. but i think she was just jotting down some ideas for her assignments for what she has seen for the day only right??

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    3. fuyoh, eksyennya, staying in the same hotel as the famous pop star!! haha.. but may not necessarily be a good thing lah, if his fans knew he is staying in that hotel, probably they will risk anything to get into the hotel or even his room to just see him - and then cry a bucket like they have accomplished the biggest mission of their lifetimes, die with no regret..

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    4. wakakakaka, very funny lah, Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu!! i wonder if the name is just a coincidence or intentionally named after the one in HK?? but definitely this one in Chengdu doesn't look as cramped and messy as the one in HK.. and what time was it when you were there, why wasn't there anyone around??

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    5. so many pose lah this Anay!! Thambee must learn from Anay to pose differently in every photo, instead of that boring sideways with hands in the pocket!! aiyoyo, Anay looks so much younger than Thambee in the photos lah, i think big poses surely make one looks younger and happier!! nowadays Thambee is so fat until the sideway trick also cannot help already, sad!!!

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    6. what is the name of that river?? you brought Letchumy to stroll on the river bank, and holding hands to rekindle your love!! awwww, so sweet dei.. but hey, that is so not Anay and Letchumy dei.. you both should find some bushes and coconut trees, running around chasing each other and hiding behind the bushes and trees, not just romantically strolling on the river bank!! eih, that was so salah dei~~ :D

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    7. Swipe with cards first and sacrifice the cows later la when cannot settle the bills. I really didn't know the name of the river as I was shivering. I still could do lame poses in the cold. I wish I am younger like you so that I would make more silly poses.

      The fans probably trailed the star all the way from airport till hotel as they normally keep the hotel as a secret.

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    8. Eh, SK said I hamsap wor.. Now, who's more hamsap?

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  22. Wow! Malaysian celebrity meeting Taiwanese celebrity in Chengdu

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  23. Happy belated christmas! Welcome back wow the hotel looks so class nice and comfy wow you and your wife so romantic

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  24. I like your pose you look so happy i enjoyed looking at all your photos especially the hotel photos

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  25. Got construction site opposite the hotel room meh? How come i can't see?

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  26. The hotel looks really good! :)

    I like the tub, that's a nice touch, you can look out at the streets of Chendu while you take a bath too!

    Hopefully, they won't be able to see inside. Haha!

    Interesting, they have their own Lan Kwai Fong!

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  27. Huh, Chengdu has Lan Kwai Fong too? They're really good at copying stuff, aren't they? Lol! Didn't realize I've missed so many of your posts. Sorry, I've been too busy with the festive season.

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  28. what a spacious hotel room, Sam will be happy running around if I stay here!

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  29. First photo I was thinking what eye sore to see the construction opposite. But subsequent see the room. Fulamak.....bigger than my house leh

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    1. Lol....like advertisement meh? No la. More like a honest comments on the hotel. Have to book so early ah...but it is worth it la since the hotel have so much to offer.

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    2. Paktor with letchumi by riverbanks...so romantic...
      Here is to wish both of you forever love and a happy&healthy 2014

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  30. Oh you went to Chengdu? I want to go there to see the pandas!! LOL!

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  31. And I thought the best of Chengdu is the pandas…haha

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  32. Wah! Nice expensive hotel you stayed in!! Even the superstar chose it. Not bad lah :)

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