Phileans of All Faiths Unite in Prayers for Passengers MH370

Melaka, Malaysia, 11th March 2014 – As the mystery surrounding the missing flight MH370, families of passengers onboard continue to cling on to hope in order to be in touch with their loved ones onboard.

While the MH370 aircraft and its passengers are still missing, the nation is united in prayers for those onboard and their family members. The missing flight has touched the hearts not only all Malaysians but people around the world. The Phileans has also come together for a ‘Three Minutes Silence Prayer’ at the piazza area in the resort this evening to pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. This session gathered about 100 associates of the resort at the piazza at 6.30pm. Associates were given a ‘Prayers of Hope’ wish card to pen down their hopes and prayers and hang them under the tree.

Meanwhile, candles are lightened up by the associates as well with the wordings written MH370 – HOPE while a picture of DOVE symbolizes HOPE which we are hoping the passengers in the missing flight will return home safe and sound. And unite with their family members.

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Prayers of hope: Izhar tied the prayers he wrote for people on MH370 and hung it under the tree

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Never lose hope: Connie lights the candles on the message reading ‘MH370 – HOPE’ with a picture of white dove symbolizes hope.

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3 minutes of silence: Resort Associates gathered and prayed in front of the candles for the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the piazza area this evening.

‘It was heart-wrenching after learning of the missing flight with no indication. We pray and hope miracle will happen this time and all the affected crew and passengers will come back soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with MH370 and their family members. We also pray that Malaysia and the International search and rescue team can find the aircraft soon’, commented Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

The ‘Prayers of Hope’ wish cards were also placed at the front desk for guest to write down their prayers and string them under the tree.

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Philea Resort and Spa Inculcates Spirit of Patriotism

Melaka, Malaysia, 31st August 2013 – Merdeka Day is celebrated every year in Malaysia on the 31st of August. In the spirit of Merdeka Day, Philea Resort and Spa is distributing out colourful Jalur Gemilang to the motorists in front of the resort to instill the Merdeka spirit and encourage people to display the flags on their vehicles.

The enthusiast staff members, local artists and crew from Astro ERA FM teamed up at the road in front of the resort waving the miniature national flags and distributed it out to all passing vehicles entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh toll here to instill spirit of patriotism among Malaysians.

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Artist Soo Wincci and staff is distributing national flags and mineral water to the passing vehicles entering to Malacca City via the Ayer Keroh Toll.

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Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications, handing out miniature national flag and mineral water to the passing vehicle.

On the other hand, our guests and artists at the resort were taken by surprise when a flash mob performance, involved the participation of resort staff members, performed at the lobby with Malaysian patriotic and national song ‘Tanggal 31 Ogos’, as part of the Malaysia’s 56th Independence Day celebrations.

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Resort staff Khairul Azmi wore an attire draped in the Malaysian flag and performed a Merdeka flash mob at the lobby together other staffs and popular artists.

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One for the album

“The objective of this event is to promote multi-racial integration and unity behind our Jalur Gemilang. Flag-waving symbolizes the spirit of patriotism and pride, unity and love for the country. The resort’s lobby also has been decorated with the flying Jalur Gemilang to welcome our guests”, mentioned Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

This meaningful celebration was attended by several artists such as Firman, Faizal Tahir, Syae, Fourteen, Black, Najwa Latif and Soo Wincci, in conjunction with the ERA FM’s Football event – ERAvaganza which will be held in Melaka on 31st August 2013 at Stadium Hang Jebat, Melaka.

Also on hand to support the event were the Tourism Malaysia Melaka and Astro ERA FM.

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An Array of Irresistible Ramadan and Hari Raya Treats

THE blessed month of Ramadan has arrived! For a truly hearty ’Iftar’ (breaking fast) experience, head to Philea Resort and Spa and join us for this once-a-year tradition with loved ones and friends. Revel in our bountiful buffet spread as our culinary team whips up 388 special Ramadan delicacies and also international favourites, ranging from appetizers, ulam-ulam and salads, soups, main courses and not forgetting yummy desserts.

Themed ‘388 Rasa-Rasa Ramadan’, the resort’s culinary team goes to great length to tantalise taste buds with a rotation of three different menus throughout the Ramadan month. Led by Executive Chef Azmi Desa, he and his team will take you on a culinary journey with specially handpicked traditional recipes.

Chef Azmi recommends the must-try house specialty, Sup Gearbox, a popular bone marrow broth made from beef ribs that are simmered until the meat is tender and has a melt-off-the-bone texture. Other must-haves main courses include the Kari Kepala Ikan; Asam Pedas Melaka; Daging Gulai Kawah; Ayam Percik Kelantan; Ayam Palembang; Daging Hitam Manis; Rusuk Kambing Panggang Herba, and many more are available too. The buffet menu is rotated daily and is open from 6.45pm to 10.00pm at Oasis Square. The 388 Rasa-Rasa Ramadan buffet is priced at RM72++ for adults and RM40++ for children, available throughout the Ramadan month.

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Classic Long Chan drinks

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Seafood on ice

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House specialty, Gear box soup

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Kurma

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Murtabak in the making at live action stall

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Whole Bukhara Lamb Carcass

As Ramadan is about faith, kindness, generosity, perseverance and striving to achieve a higher spiritual reality, we would like you to experience staying in a log resort which comes with 2 complimentary Ramadan Buffet dinners at RM345 nett only. Don’t miss out this deal which is about 70% discount in total. Valid for Ramadan month only.

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Added to that, for a unique Hari Raya break, spend in Melaka with us where a colorful occasion awaits you and family during this special season. We are giving away huge discounts with an array of Hari Raya activities like the “Making of Rendang and Lemang”, “Bunga Api” lighting experience during the eve of Hari Raya, Hari Raya special meals and more to welcome you and family. As for our Muslim guests, a complimentary transfer to the mosque for Solat Aidifitri will be provided and also for guests who would like to experience a Hari Raya Open House, we will ferry all guests on the first day. Don’t miss out these 3 days 2 nights only promotions today at RM575 nett per room per night (minimum 2 nights’ stay).

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For reservations or enquiries, please call our Ramadan hotline +606-232 8336 or +606 – 289 3399. Visit www.phileahotel.com.my for more information.

Philea Resort & Spa Gives Away 7,000 Packets of ‘Bubur Lambuk’

Melaka, 8th July 2013 In conjunction with the upcoming celebration which is the Holy Month of Ramadan, Philea Resort and Spa, the largest and biggest log resort in Malaysia, distributed 7,000 packets of Bubur Lambuk to the public, guests and associates of the resort.

The preparation beginning as early as 8.00am in the morning for setting up of tents, tables and chairs while the chefs cooked up a storm of delicious Bubur Lambuk led by our Executive Chef cum Food and Beverage Manager, Chef Azmi bin Desa, and supported by Sous Chefs, Chef Fezerine and Chef Jackie Helmante, and team.

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The culinary team started cooking the bubur lambuk at 8am in order for it to be ready for distribution at 2.30pm.

“This was our fourth year embarked on the Bubur Lambuk giveaway Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event, the objective of this event was held to show our way of appreciation and to strengthening closeness with the local community and to mark the holy month of Ramadan”, mentioned Ronald Choong, Resort’s General Manager.

“As early as 2.30pm, our staff members teamed up themselves at the road in front of the resort and presented containers of Bubur Lambuk to passing vehicles which was turned into a drive-through. The amounts of ingredients used up for this CSR event are 250kg of rice, 40kg of chicken, 40kg of beef, 10kg of dried shrimp plus condiments and we are happy to receive many positive feedbacks from the public. This delicacy is tasty and filling, it contains both flavors which are chicken and beef making it an ideal Buka Puasa dish”, said Chef Azmi Desa, Executive Chef cum Food and Beverage Manager.

“We have also prepared approximately 200 containers of Bubur Lambuk for orphans from the homes of Kompleks Rumah Anak Yatim Fatimah Al Zaharah (KAYFAZ), Bukit Katil and Lembaga Pengurusan Kebajikan Anak Yatim dan Miskin (PAYASUM), Sungai Udang”, mentioned Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications.

In line with the upcoming Ramadan, the rsort also set up a counter for public to purchase the early bird vouchers at only RM72nett for the “388 RASA-RASA RAMADAN” buffet dinner led by Chef Azmi and and his team with specially handpicked traditional recipes includes Sup Gear Box; Kari Kepala Ikan; Asam Pedas Melaka; Daging Gulai Kawah; Ayam Percik Kelantan; Ayam Palembang; Daging Hitam Manis; Rusuk Kambing Herba and many more are available too.

Also on hand to support the event were Tourism Malaysia Melaka and Melaka Tourism Promotion Division (BPP). The event was graced by the Guest of Honour, YB Datuk Hj. Ghazale bin Muhamad, Timbalan Exco Pelancongan, Pembangunan Sungai, Pantai dan Pulau-Pulau Negeri Melaka and En Abdul Kadir Md Idris, General Manager of Melaka Tourism Promotion Division.

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Associates from various departments working together to pack the porridge into individual container.

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YB Datuk Hj. Ghazale bin Muhamad (first from right) stirring the bubur lambuk together with the management of Philea Resort & Spa Mr Lim Beng Weh, Director of Finance (first from left), Chef Fezerin bin Senafi, Sous Chef (second from left), Ms Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications (second from right) and the cooking team.

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YB Datuk Hj. Ghazale bin Muhamad observing the packing process of bubur lambuk by resort’s associates.

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YB Datuk Hj. Ghazale bin Muhamad distributing bubur lambuk to a motorist and wished them ‘Selamat Berpuasa’.

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Associates of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka handing over the porridge packets to passing motorists entering to Malacca city via the Ayer Keroh Toll here.

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Philea Resort and Spa Wins ‘Anugerah Prestij Idea Dekorasi Impiana 2012/2013’

Melaka, 10th June 2013 - Philea Resort and has added another award ‘Anugerah Prestij Idea Dekorasi Impiana 2012/2013’  in the Hotel Category, adding another award to the luxurious, five-star resort’s impressive list of honors. The accolade, awarded by Impiana group magazines of Kumpulan Media Karangkraf, recognizes prestige decorating ideas to those exceptional businesses that feature unique decorations of the building and surrounding.

For the second time, Impiana group magazine which comprises ‘Impiana, Laman, Dapur dan Apartment’ hosted this award ceremony for those prestigious sectors that played a major role in the overall business decoration idea. It will be one of the ideas of reference and brand recognition that carries an image of prestige or the best among the best.

Connie Chin, Director of Marketing Communications (second from right) receiving the award from Puan Emma Masri, Managing Editor of IMPIANA Group Magazines (first from left), En Mohd Rashdan Mohd Rashid, General Manager of Advertising Sales (second from left) and Datuk Abdul Jalil Ali, Executive Advisor of Editorial (first from right).

‘We are proud to be recognized as the winner for Prestige Decorating Idea in Hotel Category. As a green resort, the selection of finished and materials played an important role in creating the design intention, which is a more rural feel. Natural elements which blend with the natural setting of the environment have been carefully placed in the creation of the landscape elements in order to create the feel of exclusivity for every guest.” mentioned Ronald Choong, General Manager of Philea Resort and Spa Melaka.

Spanning over 15 acres, strategically located in the fast-developing Ayer Keroh in Melaka, the 5-star Philea Resort & Spa is an extraordinary resort built utilizing natural Malaysian made resources, including 8,000 pieces and more than 6,000 tons of marble from Perak as block fencing. Recycled materials from shipwrecks used as furniture in the lobby.

Philea Resort and Spa offers three varieties of rooms to suit different tastes: Pavilion Room features individual verandas in its lower rooms while upper floor rooms include private balconies with tranquil views of the resort’s landscaped gardens; Philea Suite features a spacious built-up area complete with an exquisite bathtub and is located in the middle of the valley, offering spectacular views of the landscaped pool and waterfall; and finally the Royal Villa which, as its name suggests, is where you’ll be given the royal treatment such as in-villa arrival and departure assistance, entertainment, wellness experience, plunge pool as well as an option to dine in the privacy of the villa. With a total of 201 rooms, which consist of 180 units of Pavilion Rooms, 19 units of Philea Suites and two units of Royal Villas, each block was built using pine logs specifically designed to resemble a village with panoramic views of the whole resort. The stunning effect resulted in Philea being awarded as the ‘First Log Resort’ and the ‘Largest Log Resort’ by the Malaysia Book of Records; the ‘Best Green Hotel’ by Melaka Tourism Association; ‘Creative Brand Industry of the Year’ by Global Golden Brand Award; ‘Excellent Award for Landscape Design and Planning’ by Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and most recently ‘Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels 2012’ by Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site.

The award was presented during a glittering ceremony at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, graced by YB Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government and wife Datin Norazlina Awang Had.

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