Tuesday, November 24, 2009


(Kindly be inform that the inventory for booking is open within every 6 months. . If you do not get an email reply from HGVC, voice call and enquire about your online booking using, 03-21631922 Another number to try is 03-21641924)

Holidays for Year 2010 is available at this link http://www.cuti.com.my/guide/calendar2010.htm

1 Heritage Hotel Ipoh Jln. Raja Dihilir, Ipoh Superior Room http://hgvc.blogspot.com/2008/12/facilities-ipoh-heritage.html
2 Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands Superior Room http://hgvc.blogspot.com/2008/12/heritage-hotel-cameron-highlands.html
3 Butterworth Travel Lodge Lorong. Bagan Luar, Butterworth Standard Twin Room ADDITIONAL LOCAL RESORTS
4 Copthorne Orchid (OPENED IN NOVEMBER 2007) Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang Standard Room
5 The M Suites Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru Tropical Studio Suite
6 The Zon Regency Hotel (Eden Garden) Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang, J. Bahru Superior Room

7 Bayview Hotel Jalan Bendahara, Melaka Superior Room
8 Holiday Villa Cherating Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur Standard Room http://hgvc.blogspot.com/2009/01/holiday-villa-cherating-kuantan-pahang.html
9 Brisdale Hotel (OPEN IN JANUARY 2008) Jalan Haji Hussein Off Jalan T.A.R. Superior Room

10 Aseania Seaview Resort Jln. Pantai Tengah, Pulau Langkawi Superior Room
11 Country Villas Kajang Country Heights, Kajang 3 Bedroom Apartment
12 Best Western Resort Country Club New Delhi, India 2 Bedroom Apartment (taken off the list)

i ) China : Absolute Jin Qiao International Gardens, Beijing
ii ) Thailand : Absolute Bangla Suites, Phuket
iii ) Absolute Nakalay Beach Resort, Patong, Phuket
iv.) Absolute @ Nirvana Place, Pattaya
v ) Absolute @ O Signature Samui Spa & Resort, Koh Samui
vi ) Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort, Patong, Phuket
vii )Absolute @ View Talay Apartments, Pattaya
** Subject to changes from time to time based on lease agreement/contract.
Last update on 17th November 2010

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LC Committee for 2009-2010

Toa Kim Meng kmtoa@streamyx.com (Chairman)
Ramadas a/l Perumal ramcapri52@yahoo.com.my (Vice Chairman)
Khoo Kay Hock khoo3@tm.net.my (Secretary)
Liew Thim Mun tmliew@streamyx.com
Lim Kok Keong kklim29@streamyx,com
Jayaramareddy a/l jayaramareddy9@yahoo.com

Liew Sin Choy scelsie@streamyx,com
Cheng Boon Heah bhcheng@gmail.com
Hj. Abd. Ahmad b. Salleh abdahmadsalleh@yahoo.com.my
Abdul Satar Abdullah astar54@37.com
Veeramani a/l Chandran
Lam Siu Kam skmlam@gmail.com
Tn.Hj.Musa b.Hj.Mohamad musarazi@yahoo.com
Razi Gnanasagaran a/l gnana_rgs@yahoo.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Complaint letter from Zakaria bin Kamis

The Manager, Heritage Grand Vacation Club Bhd.
C-2-2, Megan Avenue I,
No. 189, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,

Dear Sir,

Re: Closing of HGVC Penang Branch & Booking Problem

With reference to the above, I would like to express my dissatisfaction and disappoinrnent due to the closing of HGVC Penang Branch. I went to the HGVC Penang on the 22 June 2009 and was informed that the branch will be closed due to cost cutting exercise. Thus all liaison and bookings with HGVC has to be done through HGVC Ipoh or HGVC KL.

2. For your information, I am a HGVC's Gold Member in Penang and so far I have been dealing with HGVC Penang Branch in all matters regarding HGVC. It was easy and convenient for me to go to Penang Branch to check on room availability, balance of my room eligibility and submitting my accrual form etc. Now, as the branch is closed, it is difficult for me to do the activity mentioned above and furthermore I have to contact them by telephone either to HGVC lpoh or HGVC KL.

3. On Wednesday morning (I July 2009) around 9.30am, I have submitted (faxed) my Holiday Request Form for December 2009 to HGVC lpoh (Fax No.: 05-2428870). Then, at about 12.00 noon I have made a call to HGVe lpoh (05-2428871) to check whether my request form has arrive at the office or not. However, the person who answered the phone told me that I have to call back after 1.00pm since the officer in charge for bookings is going out for lunch. At about 2.30pm I made another call to HGVC lpoh but nobody answered the call although the ringing tone was working perfectly (i.e. it was not engaged). I redialed several times and the results are the same.

4. Yesterday (2 July 2009) at about 9.40am, I made a call to HGVC Ipoh and was attended by a female officer. After asking about ny Holiday Request Form faxed yesterday, she told me that the office did not receive it and then informed me that all bookings for December 2009 are fully booked.

5. During my visit to HOVC Penang Branch on 22 June 2009, I was told that bookings for December 2009 will only start on I July 2009. That's why I submitted/faxed Holiday Request Form for December 2009 in the early morning of I July 2009. It was unlikely that the HGVC Ipoh did not
receive it.

6. I felt disappointed once again with this problem. As a member, I am very frustrated on the holiday booking procedures and do not know exactly when to place any bookings and how to obtain information on rooms availability. We, the members of HGVC, have paid the membership fee and made' payment for maintenance fee yearly and hope that we can get full benefit from HGVC's program.

7. Therefore, as a member of HGVC, I really hope and would like the Management to upgrade their system so that whatever correspondence and information from and to the members could be done smoothly and effectively. Furthermore, I also hope that HGVC will increase the number of rooms and resorts/hotels due to increase in demand therefore all members can benefit the program.

8. Lastly, I would like to give my opinion and still insist that HGVC Penang Branch should be maintaining for the convenience of members in the Northern Region. I hope the Management will reply this letter explaining to me on this matter.

Thank you.
Yours faithfully,

Membership No.: 10337111
Agreement No.: 15114
Membership Type: Gold Full Term

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Complaint letter from En. Omar Othman

Mr. Toa Kim Meng
Deputy Chairman, Complaint Bureau
Heritage Grand Vacation Club BHD.
No. 556, Jalan Pasir Putih,
31650 Ipoh
Perak. [2nd July, 2009]

Dear Mr. Toa,

It is with regret that I have to write this letter to express my dissatisfaction over the services rendered by HERITAGE GRAND VACATION CLUB BERHAD.

1. Accrual carry forward to 2008
 In December 2007, I had approached one of the officers to accrue for the year 2008. During the same time, I had paid the yearly maintenance in cash. The persons at the front desk assured me that they will deal and arrange my accrual, and all I have to do was to fill up a form and sign it. The accrual for the year 2008 has the validity until 22nd January 2009.

Unfortunately, I submitted the request for 2008 beyond the timeframe and my entitlement was forfeited. I understand the situation of the forfeiture, however, the cooperation given by a Chinese pregnant lady, a Malay lady named Fasdzlin and Mr. Azhar Samsudin is unsatisfactory as he dodged my queries and failed to give full cooperation. As paying members, I am entitled to service and explanation by the clubs personnel and I am very dissatisfied with the way I was informed.  

2. Renewal for the year 2009
 On 8th of January 2009, I have submitted the accrual form, a request and the maintenance fee (cheque no. 856313 MAYBANK dated 8th January 2009) the cheque the request made are as follows
Place of stay - Travel Lodge Butterworth Penang

Requested room - 1  Duration of stay - 3 d 2 n (30th May 2009 - 1st June 2009

 On 13th January, I placed a call to Mr. Azhar to confirm my request and to my shock, he replied that he did not receive my accrual form and had only received the maintenance cheque and further queried me whether I have submitted the correct form to the Johor Bahru or Malacca office. As you know, both offices had been closed prior to the dates mentioned above. I am very puzzled as how did Mr. Azhar receive the maintenance cheque but did not receive my accrual form, as both were attached in the same letter. This has caused me problem, as I have to make a new documentation on my behalf.  

 This is not a personal attack to Mr. Azhar and the members of the club but as a team of Member Service Executive and its staff, they should be well informed about the situation regarding the Johor Bahru and Malacca office. Customer service is a very important part of the company as it is a service-oriented company and this is very burdening to customers. In my humble opinion, this type of incompetency is not tolerated for a service-oriented company such as yours.

3. Suggestions for improvement

 I hope that the company will consider re-opening the Johor Bahru or/and Malacca branch to cater for customers in the southern region of Malaysia. The objective of services is that for customers to save on their travel and holidays. Traveling and making calls to Kuala Lumpur defeats the purpose as it adds to our expenses.
Thank You
Omar bin Othman

Letter to HGVC & LC

Hi Heritage,

As per yesterday visit to your Heritage office at Megan Avenue 1, Jln Tun Razak, I only found out that Heritage newsletter already run till Volume 15 for year 2009 but sadly we do not received any newsletter from your office. We do complain previously about not getting any new from your office but been told it on progress!!

FYI, from day one until now, we just received three issue which is dated back 2004 for volume 10 & 11 and 12 for year 2006. That it... How could this happen?? No one is keeping track on membership record which suppose to be!! By right this suppose to be your main priority to update your member from time to time but this seen not really happen. Beside the website has been inactive for so long and for so many year to come then. So, I do hope Heritage won’t keep members in the dark as our membership is not for short term period. Something has to done on your website if Heritage can't disseminate the information in usual way. . Worse still, the next coming AGM is going to be held on Saturday, 11am 25th July 2009 soon. So, where the Notice of 9th AGM for us.... Look like we might missed this time AGM and for so many thus past AGM as well.

This website is currently under construction.

As one of LCM of Awana Vocation, I have high expectation from Heritage to improve the services to members. Keep it up dear.. Don’t be too lazy… Do something for benefit of members vice versa. Please look into Heritage Hotel room which have a lot of shoe mark over the wall. At one time, I have to change 3 rooms to feel comfortable with stay. The wall and ceiling was damn dirty and air-con was not so cool.

Yea, I do remember something… something to do with purchase and installation of LCD Projector & PA System (sound system) for at Ipoh Heritage Hotel with expense of Heritage members sinking fun close to RM120K dated back Dec 2003. Why it involve sinking fun with have nothing to do with HGVC members benefit? Was HGVC fully own Heritage Hotel! Is not, then it sound silly for the fund to be approve for that usage. Could someone clarify on this matter? What is outcome of that was not clear that after as that wasn’t any report back for that. Whether it have been approve or otherwise!!!.

It was sad to know LC Chairman has passed away before 9th AGM.

Thanks & Warm Regards

Simon, Lim Beng Teong
General Insurance Consultant

Membership No: 225429
Agreement No: K100128

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Palace Vacation Club Resort Listing 2009

Just thought that this would be an interesting comparison of resorts available.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How much viewed is this website?

Current Country Totals
From 9 Aug 2008 to 20 May 2009

Malaysia (MY) 702
United States (US) 182
Singapore (SG) 42
Japan (JP) 28
United Kingdom (GB) 26
India (IN) 20
Canada (CA) 13
Australia (AU) 10
China (CN) 8
Germany (DE) 8
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Vietnam (VN) 6
France (FR) 4
Macau (MO) 4
Mexico (MX) 3
Spain (ES) 3
Cote D'Ivoire (CI) 2
Romania (RO) 2
Nigeria (NG) 2
Brazil (BR) 2
South Africa (ZA) 2
Portugal (PT) 2
Hong Kong (HK) 2
Russian Federation (RU) 2
Philippines (PH) 2
Ireland (IE) 2
Norway (NO) 1
Argentina (AR) 1
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Togo (TG) 1
Qatar (QA) 1
Greece (GR) 1

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Events Leading to Regulations of TimeShare industry

*(The following information was extracted from another Malaysian timeshare organization. The information appears relevant to all time share investors.)

Proper legislation on the timeshare industry came into light in 1993 shortly after a company went bust after collecting money from 33,000 members. A couple of years before that, timeshare schemes caught on at such a pace that in June 1992, the then Registrar of Companies (ROC) put a freeze on applications for the setting up of timeshare ventures. The freeze was nevertheless lifted in July the same year.

Section 84 of the Companies Act was amended and came into force in September 1992 so that the sale of shares in timesharing holiday resorts is regarded as a sale of interests to the public. A definition of timesharing was also included. In the same month, the ROC issued two sets of policy guidelines and requirements of timesharing arrangements is that only a public company can make public offerings of interests.

Government Regulations
It was regulated that the paid-up capital of the developer must not be less than RM1 million in accordance with the Securities Industry Act 1983. Furthermore, a sinking fund has to be established to cover periodic repairs and replacement. Also, the proposed issue or sale to the public of timeshare interests must be approved by the Capital Issues Committee as they are deemed to be securities.
There has to be a mandatory cooling-off period disclosed in the prospectus where the purchaser can cancel his membership. To safeguard the interests of the purchaser, the number of timesharing holders should correspond to the number of units in the project. The list of facilities and amenities provided must be clearly stated in the prospectus.

Role of Trustee
Under the regulations, each timeshare company must have a trust deed and a trustee to act on the interest of holders, such as ensuring no misappropriation of profit of revenue. Any complaints from holders can also be directed to the trustee. The trustee is a licensed committee made up of timeshare members themselves. Members are appointed on a quarterly basis during an Annual General Meeting.

Role and Objectives of MHTDF (http://www.timesharemalaysia.org.my/)
MHTDF was registered in March 1993 to ensure self regulation among members. The objectives of the federation includes promoting honorable and proper conduct in the business of timesharing. The federation also represents member companies in all dealings with the Government, other trade association, the media and the public. Other roles include assisting the authorities in regulations pertaining to the industry and the dissemination of information on new regulations.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Booking form

Booking Form
For those wish to try this online booking form, please try by clicking on the word above, "Booking Form". Do not forget to give me some feedback. The required fields have been replicated from the standard form you can get from HGVC's office. Perhaps, all members can use this form to do online booking and we can monitor the success rate of each application.

Meanwhile, I thought the listing of future holidays before the end of 2009 would be useful reference.

Agong's Birthday 06/6/2009 Saturday
National Day 31/8/2009 Monday
Hari Raya Puasa 20/09/2009 to 21/09/2009 Sunday To Monday
Deepavali 17/10/2009 Saturday
Hari Raya Qurban 27/11/2009 Friday
Awal Muharram 18/12/2009 Friday
Christmas 25/12/2009 Friday

And, for school holidays;
2nd Term 30/5/2009 - 14/6/2009
3rd Term 22/8/2009 - 30/8/2009
Final Term 21/11/2009 - 03/1/2010

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Come for the next Annual general Meeting in Ipoh

Greetings to all members of HGVC.

For most of us a decade has past since we have/have not been "enjoying" the benefits of membership. For some of us, there were attendance at the inaugural Annual General meetings and the followed-up adjourned general meetings. For some, this membership has already been forgotten for one reason or another.

Let us make this year different from other years. After all, 10 years is not an easy period to have gone by. Get in touch with people whom you know are members of this Heritage Grand Vacation Club. Ask them for their membership numbers, if they can remember. Persuade them to come for this meeting. If not, get them to proxy you for this meeting.

The main reason why you should be doing this is because holding two meetings twice a year just because there are insufficient members turning up or not getting enough proxies to hold a legal meeting can be a drain on members’ time and expenses, especially those who reside outside Ipoh.

I urge you members to make this a special year. This time around, the CEO Mr. Edward Woo, has committed to attend and it would be the best to give a good turn out; for all questions/disputes etc can be directed at him who's the authority; unlike past AGMs when the operator was only represented by his Management staff without full executive authority. Come in full force to see how this 10th meeting is run and meet those who have been representing members-at-large. Or, perhaps, you would like to volunteer to be in this liaison committee group. It positions you in a very special relationship with the Operator and the Trustee. Have you met them in person?

So, see you there on 25th July, 2009.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Dr. Leong Kwok Onn

Our LC chairman, Dr Leong passed away on Monday morning. The wake service is on 30th March 2009 and 31st March at 8:30pm and the funeral service at 1st April 2009 at 9:30am. The funeral place is at Xiao En Centre, No 1 Jalan Kuari, 56100 Cheras, Kuala Lumppur. (Hall 5, Ground Floor) After the funeral service, the cortege departs for burial to Nilai Memorial Park at 10:30am.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth hour - did you participate?

Visit http://www.emedia.com.my/earthhourKL/index.html to see what happened.

Monday, March 16, 2009


We are always listening. It's time to review this frequent question.

Q8: How can the grievances of a timeshare subscriber be resolved?
A8: Once you are a timeshare subscriber, you may channel you grievances to a Liason Committee which comprises of timeshare subscribers of that particular resort. The Liason Committee will then communicate your problem to the Trustee which in turnwill resolve it with the timeshare developer.

It is found at http://www.timesharemalaysia.org.my/consumer/ques1.html#8

Friday, March 06, 2009

Chee Cheong Fun in Kuala Lumpur

For those who have Malsing GPS, the location is N 03 7.880 E 101 41.209 Location: Across Pos Laju, along Jln Tun Sambanthan (former Jln Brickfields) and behind BSN (Bank Simpanan National) Address: 144A Jalan Vivekananda, 50470 Kuala Lumpur Contact No : +6017-8888381 Website : [...] Business Hour : Daily 7:30am to 2pm Off Days : Saturdays & Public holidays Food Types: Chee Cheong Fun & Yong Tau Foo, Western fast food, Indian banana leaf rice, Pork noodles, Chicker & Prawn Hor Fun, Chow Kuay Teow, Wantan mee, Loh Mee, plus many others Price: Reasonable Payment Terms: Cash upon service Halal: No WiFi: Yes, ask for password Cleanliness Vote : 4/5 Food Votes : 5/5 If you are ever travelling to Kuala Lumpur during your timeshare expedition, try this place at Money's Corner, Food & Beverage Station. It is located across the Sentral Station. This is the Chee Cheong Fun stall inside the food station. It has sauces styles ranging from Penang's Har Ko style, Ipoh's hor fun style, to KL's sweet sauce style. It even has curry sauce and the favourite chilli sauce to your taste and fancy. This picture above is the Money's Corner Food station. This is another view from the car park. Yes, ample car parking, too!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Dirtiest Hotels around the world

Read all about it here at this link http://www.tripadvisor.com/DirtyHotels?nl=MU&pid=1595

And, the reviews at http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298283-d454847-Reviews-Aseania_Resort-Langkawi_Kedah.html

On the top Ten list is Aseania Resort.

1.First Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
2.Hotel Grand Central, Singapore, Singapore
3.The Imperial Hotel, Hong Kong, China
4.Royal Peacock Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
5.Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel and Resort, Bangkok, Thailand
6.Colmar Tropicale, A French-Themed Resort, Bentung, Malaysia
7.Oxford Hotel, Singapore, Singapore
8.City Gate Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
9.Royal Parkview Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
10.Aseania Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's a shame you spent so much money on HGVC, and don't know how to exchange correctly.

It's not your fault! Very few people do.

Here is a typical information being transacted on the internet. Do you see yourself doing it?

Quote:Originally Posted by Kuro2009
Hi Cleomate :)

Bvc doesn't have home resorts in Sarawak therefore you have to pay surcharge for their affilated hotels in Kuching. Here are the list of hotels available in Kuching and their surcharges:

Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, Kuching RM70 (hotel room)
Hilton Hotel, Kuching RM70 (hotel room)
Sommerset Gateway Kuching RM80 (1 bedroom apt) RM120 (2bedroom apt)

Which is ur preference?

I need 1 nite at Swiss-Garden Resort & Spa Kuantan (2rooms), 1 nite at Awana Kijal Golf & Beach Resorts (2rooms) in May/June and 1 nite at Swiss Garden Hotel KL (1room) sometime in mid/end of June.

Hi Kuro2009,

I'm also a Heritage Grand Vacation club member. If you are still interested in the exchange, I can exchange with you BVC. You can contact me at xxxxxx@gmail.com

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Should we buy into this pitch from Selling Time?

by Tony Levene
The Guardian, Saturday 14 February 2009
Article history
Should we buy into this pitch from Selling Time?

In November we had a phone call from a timeshare sales company called Selling Time, based in Malaga.

It asked if we wanted to sell our timeshare week in Scotland. We said we were interested but only if there was no upfront payment.

This was agreed. A few weeks later we received another call to say it had a buyer for our week - Americans who had paid a 25% deposit. But then it demanded a €1,200 "retainer". Are we right to be suspicious?
KS, Cornwall

The more you told Capital Letters about this, the worse it became.

First, Selling Time inexplicably offered you £5,500, far more than the market value. Then, how did the Americans know about the timeshare, which was not on the market? Why would anyone buy, sight unseen, from a firm previously unknown to you?

What about the complicated Selling Time sales process, involving two contracts and a courier to collect the certificate of ownership?

And finally, there is the upfront €1,200 fee. This is a hefty percentage of the promised price. But you should only pay a fee once the deal is completed and the proceeds safely in your bank account. You know nothing of Selling Time, not even an address or phone number. Selling Time offered another consumer £8,000 for a timeshare worth £4,000. When this seller said no, Selling Time went up to £9,500. Strange.

Last week, the Office of Fair Trading appealed for complaints from timeshare owners who have received unsolicited approaches from people claiming to be resale agents, promising a "guaranteed buyer" and a high above-market value price for unwanted timeshares. The OFT says owners have already lost large sums to bogus timeshare resale companies. You may find the only way Selling Time will "help" you is if you join a so-called "holiday club" or buy another timeshare for an inflated price.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Read all about it through this link at TravelGuide dot com dot my -http://www.travelguide.com.my/book-heritage-hotel-ipoh.htm

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Room facilities checklist

The following offers a standardized checklist.

Entrance lock
Bedroom lights
Bedside panel lights
Air Conditioning
Long bath/shower
Toilet bowl/Flush system
Water supply (hot/cold)
Towel rack
Bathroom lighting

*Remember to date when the checklist is done and the room room being checked.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Graphic intepretation of TimeShare - comments?

I personally like the, "you can sell it, will it, share it, rent it, trade it" slogan.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Royal Crown, Puket, Thailand

Recreational facilities, 24 hour reception & security service, transportation counter, shuttle bus service, tailor shop, laundry service, tennis court, spa, snooker, Restaurant & Coffee shop.

Unit Amenities - Satelite TV, Min bar, Air-conditioned, safe box, hot & cold shower.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Country Villa, Kajang

Swimming pool,Gym, Children's playroom (in-door) Children's Playground (outdoor), Aerobic room (at fee), Fishing (at fee), Bicycle for rental, Tennis court (at fee), Basketball (at fee), 8 Badminton courts (at fee), Games & Tele-matches can be arranged (at fee)

Unit Amenities - Air-conditioning, TV, ASTRO channels, DVD player, Coffee & Tea making facilities, Fully equipped kitchen.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Best Western Resort Country Club, India

Garden restaurant, Coffee Shop, Swimming pool, Water slides, Golf, Billards, Lawn tennis, Badminton, Health club.

Unit Amenities - Air-conditioned, Mini bar, Intercom & Telephone, Hot & cold shower.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rating system

How about using the rating card below? From a numbering from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) rating. So, a typical rating would look like the following;

Room / Hotel

Facilities 3 Bed 3
Ambience 3 Cleanliness 3
Service 4 Room Size 3
Location 5 Amenities 3
Value for Money 4

Imperial Boutec hotel, Kota Kinabalu

(Formerly Radius International Hotel Waterfront Kota Kinabalu)

Complimentary high speed internet broadband in all rooms, Foreign currency exchange, Parking car space available for in-house guests with a very special discounted rate.

Unit Amenities - LCD TV with local & satelite movie channels, IDD International Direct Dial with voice mail, 2 bottles of drinking water on daily basis, Bath and Hand towels, In room safe deposit & wardrobe, complimentary reading material from a selection of local newspaper.

The following is adapted from their website.


Imperial Boutec Hotel Waterfront Kota Kinabalu is a newest and stylish "BOUTECH" concept hotel as the Group's first "BOUTECH" Hotel in the region. The term "BOUTECH" is the combination of the words "boutique" and "technology" to reflects the size of the hotel and the technologically skewered infrastructural interior design. The hotel was design to not just fit today's needs but also for the needs and changes of tomorrow.

The hotel is located on the 7th Floor of Warisan Square, a shopping centre in the middle of Kota Kinabalu. Guest will find an easy walking access to all local attractions, commercial districts, retail, eating and entertainment facilities. Just 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Nature and adventure, Islands and beaches, golfing and diving, all these are interesting offering available in Sabah, The Land Below The Wind.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Holiday Villa, Cherating, Kuantan, Pahang

Two swimming pools, Open air Jacuzzi, Three tennis courts, Two indoor badminton courts, Malaysian & Chinese retaurants, Sea sports Centre & Health Spa.

Unit Amenities - Room with either Twin, Queen or King size beds, Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, IDD with voice message system, Personal electronic safe, remote controlled TV and radio with multi-channels.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Year of the Bull greetings

As we kick off the new year of the Bull (2009), I got to thinking about timeshare, and I scanned the Internet for reasons to enjoy timeshare.
Reasons to like timeshare include;
• The kids will have their own bedroom.

• And television.

• So will your husband – but it did not seem politically correct to point that out.

• You’ll have your own barbecue, and a lot of other stuff.

• Rather than pay $9.99 for crappy pay-per-view hotel movies, most timeshare condos have DVD players.

• If you learn how to work the system you can enjoy virtually unlimited vacations in spacious one-and-two-bedroom condos for around RM400 ringgit a night, or even less.

• You can even save money on things ranging from car rentals to restaurants.

• Between points and lock-offs, floating time and split weeks, timeshare grows increasingly flexible.

• When you use it, and what ever tier you travel, you are getting a lot of value. Very few product deliver the bang for the buck the way timeshare does.

But timeshare is not for everyone.
There are reasons not to like timeshare. And, they include the following;
• It can limit flexibility. Depending on the program you own, you may not always be able to get the reservation you want at the destination you want to visit at the time you want to go there.

• With maintenance fees, taxes and membership fees it costs money whether you use the program or not (of course, if you don’t find a week each year to take a vacation, who’s fault is that).

• They don’t make your bed everyday – well they will but it’ll cost you RM50-100 ringgit for the extra room cleanup.

• You may not get shampoo and conditioner in the room, and you almost definitely won’t get a shower cap.

• Having a full kitchen can make you feel guilty if you want to go out to eat every meal. I can live with a little guilt.

Nevertheless, try to enjoy timeshare since you are already into it for the next 25 years. Ten years have lapsed since HGVC started.

Sutra Beach resorts, Kuala Trengganu

Swimming pool, Karaoke, Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Indoor & Outdoor games

Unit Amenities - Air-conditioned, Hot & Cold shower, STD & IDD telephone, Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, Mini bar.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Paradise Lagoon Apartment, Port Dickson

Swimming pool, Karaoke, Restaurant, Lounge Bar, Indoor & Outdoor games.

Unit Amenities - 2 bedroom apartment with 2 queen size beds, air-conditioned, television & refrigerator.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

BayView Hotel, Melaka

Restaurants & Bars, Swimming pool, Business centre, Limousine service, Laundry services.

Unit Amenities - STD & IDD telephone, ASTRO channels-selected, Coffee & Tea making, Refridgerator, Iron & Board, Hair dryer.