Here’s a look at our Lo Hei Event held at The 5 Elements Hotel during the previous Chinese New Year season. Amazing Lion Dance performances, exiting activities, and not to forget the very… very long table of Loh Sang that our team along with our guest joined in the final Prosperity Toss.
Looking for more reasons to visit the wonderful melting pot of culture, Malaysia in 2015? Well, we have something that will get a hold of your attention and that is the Malaysia Year of Festival 2015.
What is it you ask? Malaysia Year of Festival 2015 is a yearlong celebration ofcultural festivals,shoppingextravaganzas, international acclaimed events, arts and music showcases, and much.. much more! This initiative is made with the goal of celebrating the diversity that encompasses the whole of Malaysia, which is described in the national slogan of “Malaysia Truly Asia”.
Running throughout the year 2015, there is no doubt that many more exciting activities and events will be organized to look forward to in Malaysia.
If you’re looking for a great accommodation to compliment your truly asia holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, head down to our websitehttp://www.the5elementshotel.com.myto book from a wide variety of boutique room choices.
There is no objection that when it comes to hotel choice, luxury is always best, but it is not accessible by many due to the ridiculous price range offered by these establishments. This is the reason behind the rising of up and coming trend of Boutique hotels worldwide. Though the class of boutique in itself might cause some confusion in consumers, what it is basically is a balance of both luxury quality at budget affordability.
Such example of this unique class of lodging is The 5 Elements Hotel located in the heart of Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. Not only do we offer great quality when it comes to facilities and amenities for our guests, but it is also complimented by great pricing strategy which allows great affordability without compromise. No longer will you be sacrificing your comfort staying in a budget backpackers lodge due to budget restraints.
One other main factor in choosing Boutique hotels over any other is the unique styling of the establishments. Here at The 5 Elements Hotel, in addition to the facilities and amenities that ensures a good stay experience, our rooms are also uniquely designed with one-of-a-kind arts and decor to match the boutique theme of living in harmony with the 5 elements. Not only will it be pleasing to the eye, it will also help in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our guests as soon as they arrive to our doorstep.
It has always been a conundrum for many when it comes to finding the perfect hotel for your travels. Whether it be budget, boutique, or even luxury, the decision to be made is affected by an endless list of wants and needs.
In order to make your decision making easier, we at The 5 Elements Hotel have come up with a list of necessities in looking for your perfect lodging spot, which includes:
1. Comfort This should be your main priority when it comes to finding the perfect pit-stop for your travels. A comfortable place will ensure that you’re getting the necessary recharge at the end of each day to prepare for what’s coming the next day. At The 5 Elements Hotel, not only does our boutique room styling creates a welcoming and unique experience, our facilities also provides the best of comfort for your resting needs!
2. Quality Remember the phrase “you get what you pay for”? When it comes to hotels, we believe that travelers should not skimp out on quality over price as it will affect the overall atmosphere of their travels. Quality in terms of hotel experience can be deciphered into many factors such as cleanliness, service, facilities available, and many others. The 5 Elements Hotel, while providing you with the quality that travelers deserve, are also accommodating when it comes to pricing with our affordable price range as we believe that everyone should have the chance to experience the boutique environment of a hotel.
3. Location To travel is to absorb the culture of the destination. This is where location plays a part in exposing as much characteristic of the locals while offering great accessibility when needed. Our hotel, which is located right in the middle of Chinatown offers great locality as soon as you stepped out of our door. In addition to that, our location also allows easy access to many of Kuala Lumpur’s top tourist destinations and shopping spots!
Malaysia being a melting pot of various cultures, have brought itself up to be a colorful and amazing hub of festival for travelers from all over the world to experience. Below are three examples of festive occasion in Malaysia that we believe represent our multi-cultural background.
Deepavali, or also known as the festival of lights is a 5 days festival celebrated by the Indians in Malaysia, as an ode to the historical victory of light over darkness. It is during this festive season that we can see the wonderful art called ‘kolams’ or ‘rangolis’ made with colored rice grain into various forms of traditional and even modern shapes and symbols.
2.Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is one of the important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar, often referred to as the ‘Lunar New Year’. The source of the festive itself is centuries old, and is tied to several myths and traditions, but it is traditionally a festival to honor deities as well as ancestors. Many forms of cultural reference can be seen during this period ranging from foods, arts, performance, and many more. It is also a custom during the occasion that families and relatives, would gather for a reunion dinner to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Also known as Eid al-Fitr, Hari Raya is celebrated by muslims of Malaysia that marks the end of Ramadhan, the holy month of fasting, and welcoming the month of Shawwal in accordance to the islamic calendar. It is during this time that families gathered together to celebrate the occasion with many variety of traditional foods, and dressed up in their traditional Malay attire such as the ‘Baju Melayu’ and Baju Kurung’.
It is a common sight during Chinese New Year whether it be in restaurants or houses to see a group of people, usually families tossing a mixture of ingredients collected in one big plate. The dish in particular, is known as Loh Sang, Yusheng, Yee Sang, or in English, the Prosperity Toss. The tradition’s origin goes way back to the land of Guangzhou, where the fishermen would celebrate the seventh day of Chinese New Year by feasting on thier catches, also as a thankful gesture for the prosperity.
While the dish itself is not true to the versions of the olden days, the modern version usually consist of white radish, red pepper, turnips, pickled ginger, dried oranges, chinese parsley, chilli, jellyfish, peanuts, sesame seed, and shrimp crackers. The dish would then be topped of with plum sauce, rice vinegar, kumquat paste, and sesame oil before being tossed.
During the British colonial administration in 1899, the building of what now is the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery was built as the administration hub for the newly founded capital of Federated Malay States. The overall architecture and feel of the building’s facade was designed based on renaissance influence.
It was later in the 1961 that the building was taken over by the Ministry of Labor, followed by a conversion to the Metropolitan Postal Security Office in 1977. One of it’s major changes took place in 1986, whereby the Kuala Lumpur City Hall bought over the building and turning it into the first ever public library in Kuala Lumpur.
From there onwards, the building have had its interior furnished with numerous research on all things Kuala Lumpur, from it’s history, development, architecture, as well as being a hub for multiple exhibitions and events connected to the heritage of the city. It has now developed since into what it is today, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.