It is my pleasure to share this first issue with you.
It's been 15 years since we launched our restaurant TAMARIND HILL in Kuala Lumpur. With 3 very special hotels and 5 very unique restaurants in Malaysia and Singapore, and several more in the pipeline, the journey has been exciting, eventful and hugely fulfilling. From a guest's smile to a story retold by a staff member, the SAMADHI spirit is as vivid as the colours of Asia and as strong as our collective passion for authentic travel experiences. I am thrilled that you, our fellow SAMADHIAN, are on the same page and sharing this spectacular journey with us.
WHO IS SAMADHI?
Elusive but mysterious. Sensual yet warm. Who are we?
Offering unique holiday and dining experiences in Asia delivered through our signature SAMADHI EXPERIENCE, our properties are typically small. We believe in experiencing relaxation in an intensely personal way. Find us in special and unexpected locations. Far-flung or in the heart of the city, we carve our own special oasis of calm.
A Samadhi property in the making takes years to discover, months to conceptualize, and many more to build. Whether it's at the end of a long boat ride or a long walkway, a Samadhi property is a retreat, and when you arrive, you know you have reached somewhere extraordinary.
HELLO LION CITY!
Villa Samadhi Singapore to open in 2015
Our first hotel in the city-state, VILLA SAMADHI Singapore will be a hotel quite unlike
what you would normally find in Singapore. Hot on the heels of the June opening of THE BLUE MANSION, the opening of VILLA SAMADHI Singapore in March 2015 is a natural next step in SAMADHI's evolution.
Located in Labrador Nature Reserve, VILLA SAMADHI Singapore is a charmingly restored colonial residence promising a peaceful, ultra-boutique respite from the urban pace. A tribute to the elegant charm of old Malaya, a joyous assembly of aesthetic and pragmatic designs that complement the tropial surroundings beautifully. It will feature 20 alluring rooms, a library and a bar; it will be complemented by TAMARIND HILL, a short stroll through the surrounding forest.
SAMADHI AIR TAKES TO THE SKIES
Flights to Tioman from KL launched
Up, up and away! We launched SAMADHI AIR late last year as a 3-times a week air link ferrying passengers from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to idyllic Tioman Island. Pictured here with its first passengers, our 10-seater Cessna Grand Caravan, cuts down a one-way journey to only 1 hour and 15 minutes. This makes JAPAMALA the only resort to provide an air link service in Malaysia, and the ultimate way to begin and end a getaway.
Launch of travels by samadhi
Get on a motorbike and really experience the beauty of Malaysia. TRAVELS BY SAMADHI lets us customize off-the-beaten-path journeys across Malaysia for our guests. From royal towns to archaeological sites, forgotten palaces to stunning mosques, we will share a Malaysia not found in tourist brochures, where guests may take their own time and pace, and indeed even choose their own mode of transport, to make this unforgettable journey. Whether by bike or by car, duration and itinerary are flexible, just as all the best journeys are. Coming to you in 2015.
TAMARIND SPRINGS GETS A FACELIFT
We are staying true to the original, award-winning concept that has won hearts since the restaurant opened in 2002, 12 years ago. A re-arrangement of its space, a new pool, additional pavilions and expanded pool deck promiise a refresh that reinforces it as a favourite in the KL dining scene. Meanwhile, the restaurant is still open for business as usual. Expect a fully completed and renewed TAMARIND SPRINGS in mid 2015.
To celebrate the Lunary Year of The Goat as well as Valentine's Day, our restaurants are featuring special festive menus! TAMARIND HILL KUALA LUMPUR is herding in the new year with a corporate promotion where every group of 10 receives a complimentary serving of a large Yee Sang With Fresh Salmon worth RM88++.
To find out about other deals and what our festive menus are, please visit www.tamarindrestaurants.com.
NEO TAKES ON THE NIGHT
The swanky new SAMADHI LOUNGE at NEO TAMARIND is where all the KL action is. Visiting DJs will spin every weekend, bringing cool, chill out tunes to our laid back ambience. Liquid desserts or a tipple from our whiskey bar? Dinner perhaps? Our dope Chef Sombat always have something up his sleeve. Watch out February...
Accolades for our restaurant
In the second half of 2014, our restaurants took home several outstanding awards. We thank everyone for their support!
- Best Thai Restaurant Award from the Time Out Food Awards
TAMARIND HILL SINGAPORE
- Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence 2014, Wine & Dine Magazine's Top Restaurants 2014, World Gourmet Summit Restaurant 2014
- Best Restaurant (Excellence Award) from the Best of Malaysia by Expatriate Lifestyle magazine; Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2013-2015 Restaurant of the Year - Dining Experience (Independent).
- Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2014 People's Choice Award for 'Most Innpvative Cuisine' and 'Most Creative Food Presentation'; Judges' Choice Award for 'Most Creative Restaurant Station'; Festival Diner's Choice for 'Most Outstanding Starter - Cold'.
ACCOALDES FOR JAPAMALA
At the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2013 - 2015,
JAPAMALA bagged the HAPA Service Excellence - Beyond Expectation Awrd, the 5-star Resort - Exceptional
Experience Award and the Front Office Excellence Award!
Create beautiful memories at our villas and restaurants. Weddings, parties and celebrations deserve a stunning venue to match. To find out more about our wonderful spaces, our teams would be more than happy to assist you.
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