Friday, April 21, 2017

THE COLOR RUN™ is back to Kuala Lumpur in August 2017



What? The Color Run 2017

Where? Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur

When? 13 August 2017

How far? 5K

How to register?
To be determined




The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour celebrates with more fun, more sun, and even more colors for you and your friends to experience together. Want to see Tropicolor in action? Watch our New Video Here!

Participants will experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone™ on course, where they will be bathed in a tropical array of colors as they pass through the shade of palm trees, arches, and island-style music. At the Finish Festival, Color Runners will enjoy even more fun at Rainbow Beach, an interactive island featuring music, dancing, unique photo opportunities, and massive color throws.



Each Color Runner will also receive a limited-edition Tropicolor race shirt, finisher’s medal on a floral-printed ribbon, embroidered headband, and fun temporary tattoos. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first experience with The Color Run or you’ve been joining in for years, the Tropicolor World Tour will be the most memorable 5k of your life.

For more info, please visit http://thecolorrun.my

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ASICS UNLOCK THE FAST Challenge at Mid Valley Megamall



Do you have what it takes to UNLOCK THE FAST as a team of 3?

Test out the cushioning, speed and lightness of ASICS newest FlyteFoam Series consisting of the NOOSA FF, GEL-DS TRAINER 22 and DynaFlyte shoe with FlyteFoam (ASICS lightest cushioning system!) & win prizes for unlocking your speed as a team of 3 at the ASICS FlyteFoam showcase

Date: Saturday, 22 April & Sunday 23 April 2017
Time: 12.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: South Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Ground Floor
75 Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Mid Valley City
58000 Kuala Lumpur


There will be 3 categories to compete in, All Men's, All Women's and Mixed. The team from each category that clocks the most distance within 5 minutes will win a pair of ASICS FlyteFoam Series for each team member. The first 10 teams of 3 participants of each day will walk away with a pair of ASICS socks for each team member.

*Last registration for participation each day is at 7.30PM.
#UnlockTheFast #ASICSMY #FlyteFoam

Terms & Conditions
1. Only participants of age 18 years and above are allowed to take part.

2. All participants must sign and complete the indemnity form before they are allowed to take part in this challenge.

3. There are 3 team catergories - All Men’s, All Women’s and Mixed (Men + Women).

4. The challenge will be held on 2 days, 22nd and 23rd April 2017, and the 3 teams (1 from All Men’s, All Women’s and Mixed catergory each) that clocks the most distance within 5 mins will win a pair of ASICS FlyteFoam shoes for each of their team members at the end of each challenge day. Each member may pick a pair of ASICS FlyteFoam footwear for their prize (subject to availability that is to Prestige Sports Sdn. Bhd. discretion)

5. On each day of the challenge, only the first 10 teams of 3 participants will receive a pair of ASICS socks after completing 5 minutes on the treadmill.

6. The last challenge of each day will be at 19.45 PM (Last registration for each day at 19.30 PM) and winners for that day will be determined by 20.45 PM. Winners will be notified by mobile and email provided in the indemnity form. Further instructions regarding the collection of prizes will be communicated then.

7. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable and may be subject to availability. Value of the prizes may vary; ASICS reserves the right to replace any prizes with items of similar value without prior notice.

8. ASICS’s decision regarding the award of all prizes, and/or in every situation including any not covered in these Terms and Conditions, shall be final and binding on all participants in the challenges, and no queries, appeals may be made or entertained regarding ASICS’s decision on the same. The receipt by any winner of any prize under this challenge is conditional upon compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

9. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute consent on the winner’s part to allow the use of the winner’s name, image, voice and/or likeness by ASICS for editorial, advertising, promotional, marketing and/or other purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute a release and discharge of ASICS by each winner from any and all liability, claims, demands, causes of action, and/or damages which the winner may have, whether known or unknown at the present time, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of or relating to: (i) the contest, (ii) personal injury and/or property damage, theft or loss suffered by the winner as a result of the use and/or enjoyment of the prize, and/or (iii) any tax liabilities in relation to the contest, prize and/or use or enjoyment of the same.

10. Prestige Sports Sdn. Bhd. Reserves the right to withdraw the promotion or amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.

For more info, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ASICSMalaysia/

Johor ready to host 9,000 Viper enthusiasts



Kuala Lumpur, 20 April 2017 - The Viper Challenge series, widely accepted as Asia’s biggest obstacle course running event, heads to Johor next weekend (Sunday, April 30) after a successful stint in Penang which attracted 11,000 competitors who pushed themselves well above their limits.

Now it's over to the township of Medini, Johor, which will for a second straight year host the Sunway Iskandar Viper Challenge where an array of new obstacles have been added in an effort to challenge the physical and mental fitness of the competitors.

After kicking off the 2017 edition in Singapore, Sunway Iskandar Viper Challenge@Medini promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience for fitness freaks as they build momentum heading to three more series which will take place in various parts of Malaysia in the coming months.

Unlike maneuvering in the dark at Penang’s Batu Kawan Stadium, those competing in the Johor series must be up at sunrise as the first flag-off will be as early as 7am.



With over 9,000 tickets sold and almost 2,400 participants from Singapore, the 700 acres of the Sunway Iskandar property is an ideal location for competitors to run, jump, climb, crawl and slide towards the finish line.

“This is the second time Sunway is hosting the Viper Challenge. As a Master Community Developer, our focus is not only in building a township but also creating a healthy lifestyle for our community. The Sunway Iskandar Viper Challenge is also in line with our commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development,” said Gerard Soosay, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Iskandar.

This Viper Challenge series at Sunway Iskandar will cover a distance of 15km and have 18 obstacles, three more than the Batu Kawan series which comprised 15 obstacles and covered a distance of 7km. As witnessed in the previous series, the importance of teamwork will again take center stage as teams must work together to overcome all the obstacles and ensure no one is left behind and complete the course to earn a medal and t-shirt.

The Viper Challenge has grown immensely popular and now boasts well over 120,000 enthusiasts who have competed in events both locally and internationally. It is well supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency which comes under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC).

“To satisfy the mental challenge and physical test participants crave for, we have come up with even bigger and badder obstacles compared to the previous year," said Selva Kumar, CEO of Original Bootcamp Sdn Bhd and also the brains behind the Viper Challenge.

"The emphasis of this event in Johor will be on pushing the boundaries of not only the physical events but also the landscape of health and fitness of each participant,” he added.

Viper Challenge events have multiple formats which cater to the masses as well as an elite few. Competitors are required to complete any three of the five events - entry-level (Singapore, Penang and Johor) or mid-level events (Genting Highlands, Shah Alam) before making their way to the final event, the Great Eastern Viper Challenge.



For all hardcore obstacle course enthusiasts, completing three series and the big finale is vital to obtain the necessary pieces and complete the Series Finisher medal.

For those who miss out on the action at Medini, they can still make their way to the next Viper Challenge series as it shifts to Genting Highland on July 15, 2017 before keeping a Sept 9, 2017 date at the majestic Shah Alam Stadium.

Forget fear, worry about addiction.

Victory awaits at the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 19 April 2017, KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge event is back for the 17th year on Sunday, 14 May 2017. This annual event will be held with the objectives of providing opportunities to participants who want to test their physical and mental endurance and to challenge themselves to conquer the top of KL Tower. The event carries the theme ‘Let’s Be Victorious’ to excite the fever of KUALA LUMPUR 2017 (KL2017) 29TH SEA GAMES.

This race will start at KL Tower Open Parking area, where the participants need to run up the 800 meters hill until the lobby of KL Tower. From there, they will start to climb the 2,058 steps up to Megaview Banquet Hall located at 288 meters above the ground level.

“Since it was first held in 1998, the best timing record for individual Malaysian men so far was 11 minutes 56 seconds and the best timing record for individual Malaysian women was 14 minutes 51 seconds. We welcome all to try their best to beat the current records”, said Mr. Meor Shahril Anuar Ahmad Rathuan, Chief Executive Officer, Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn. Bhd.

"Special to this year's edition, the event will be a teaser to hype up the KUALA LUMPUR 2017 (KL2017) 29TH SEA GAMES. We will also introduce a new category which is Celebrity Category. Participation is opened to celebrities who are interested in extreme sports and want to challenge themselves to jointly climb 2,058 stairs at KL Tower. This means that this year, there are 9 categories that will be contested", he added.

In order to excite the event, Bomba Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur will be conducting Bomba Tower Running Competition that will be held on 13 May, morning as an additional activity to compliment to KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017

They have also lined up a lot of other activities such as Bomba Mini Exhibition on safety, Bomba rescue team vehicle, flying fox, Mr. Wonderful Body Builder show, 90 minutes non-stop Zumba dance, Fit Youth Challenges, Belia Explorace, Flash Mob, Hakka Competition and many more from 13 to 14 May 2017.

On 14 May morning, Lamborghini Owners Club Malaysia will be showcasing 11 supercars especially for the runners and visitors of KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017. They will be showcasing the evolution and history of Lamborghini supercars. The visitors and runners are encouraged to take this opportunity to learn about the fastest cars in the world.

After 16 years of organizing, this prestigious race is positioned as one of the signature sporting events for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia as a whole. It also coincides with KL Tower aspiration to promote KL Tower as a destination for Culture, Adventure and Nature.

Participants must be aged 13 years and older. The fee for the Individual is RM80.00, Junior is RM40.00 and Foreigner RM110.00. While for participants with disabilities (OKU), the entry fee is free. Closing date for the registration 5 May 2017.

All the participants will stand a chance to win the overall cash prizes worth RM48,500.00. ‘The Best Timing’ for individual Malaysian Men and Women will win additional cash of RM2,000.00 each. To the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge fans, you still have time to register by calling 03-20205448 / 03-20205499 or visit KL Tower official website www.menarakl.com.my. Do not miss a chance to be victorious!

The participating partners for KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017 are Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) through Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB), Ministry of Tourism Malaysia (MOTAC), Bomba, New Balance, 100 Plus, Momawater, Celebrity Fitness, Adabi, FAMA, Running Malaysia Magazine, Galderma, Persatuan Seniman Malaysia and Lamborghini Owners Club Malaysia.

Friday, April 14, 2017

RunWitMe: Get 30% OFF for Men's Health Women's Health Night Run by AIA Vitality, Putrajaya 2017



Kuala Lumpur, 13 April 2017 – Men’s Health Women’s Health (MHWHNightRun) Night Run, one of the most anticipated night runs in the country held in partnership with AIA Vitality (#AIAVitalityMY), will return to Putrajaya this 22 July 2017, and will introduce an exciting new running category exclusively for kids aged 7 to 15 years old.

Now in its third year, Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality is making a comeback, promising some 20,000 runners another exciting race (5km, 12km and 21km) in the Men’s and Women’s Open and Men’s and Women’s Veteran. The first flag off will be at 6.00pm and the last flag off at 8.40pm.

In conjunction with the second year anniversary of Time Out Malaysia Kids, a quarterly magazine for families with kids, this year’s installment of Night Run invites families to spend time with their young ones at an action-packed and fun-filled Saturday. Kids ages 7 to 12 may participate in the new 700-metre race, and 13 to 15 year olds for the new 3km race.

Men’s Health and Women’s Health will continue to team up with AIA Bhd. who is returning as the official title sponsor. The run will be under AIA Vitality – Malaysia’s first science-backed health programme designed by AIA to encourage and empower Malaysians to take sustained steps towards healthy living lifestyles.



“It is gratifying to see how the continuous support of Malaysia’s running community has made the Men’s Health Women’s Health Night Run by AIA Vitality the biggest night run in the country,” says Patrick Brennan, Group CEO of Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd, the publishers of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Malaysia.

“This is the second-year of our collaboration with AIA Vitality and we could not have found a better partner as AIA shares our passion, drive and ambition to create an event that reaches more Malaysians than ever before. The AIA Vitality wellness programme is perfectly designed to give an extra push to all Malaysians to live a healthier lifestyle and we are delighted to share this journey with them”.

AIA Bhd.’s Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Chang explains, “At AIA, we are committed to helping Malaysians live longer, healthier, better lives. We are absolutely thrilled to host this year’s Night Run in Putrajaya under the AIA Vitality banner together with Men’s Health and Women’s Health teams again. AIA Vitality is about taking charge of one’s own health, however small, and being part of the Night Run is an excellent way to get Malaysians started on their journey to better health. With the new kids’ run categories, we are also able to encourage our children to lead healthy and active lifestyles, besides giving families another fun activity on the weekend to spend precious time together.”

While preparing for their endurance run, participants can enjoy browsing through sponsors’ booths whilst listening to music specially curated by a DJ. Attendees can also satisfy their appetites with food trucks parked on site. Families and friends who are there to show support and cheer on participants are also welcome to join the fun-filled Saturday at the village and keep the festive spirit going.

Participants will each receive an exclusive running t-shirt from performance sports brand, Ultron. For those who complete the run, they will each receive a medal, and a special goodie bag which consists of merchandise and vouchers. Major sponsors - including health club, Fitness First and personal care and safety razor brand, Schick - will contribute products and experiences to support the participants’ health and well-being.

Entry fees for the 5km, 12km and 21km courses are set at RM70, RM80 and RM90 respectively. As for the kids, entry fees for the 700-metre and 3km are set at RM30 and RM50 respectively. Registration is now open and early birds get to enjoy 15% off until 30 April.

Runners who are interested in signing up can find more information and register at:
http://www.mens-health.com.my/nightrun/event
http://www.womens-health.com.my/nightrun/event



Thanks to the generous people at Men's Health/ Women's Health Malaysia, we have a special discount for you loyal followers of RUNWITME blog. Please go to this link and key in the promo code to enjoy the 30% off: https://mro.myraceonline.com/mhwh17/registrations/pincode

UPDATE: THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. ALL THE 30% OFF SLOTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THE CODE IS NO LONGER VALID.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#RUNWITHME by IJM LAND Bandar RIMBAYU is Back to Celebrate Togetherness



Looking for a running event where you can just chillax with your family and friends? No rushing. No timing. No PBs. Just some great fun running alongside your loved ones! Look no further. #RUNWITHME by IJM LAND Bandar Rimbayu is the perfect event for you.

This 10km fun run is happening on 9 July 2017, at The ARC Show Gallery, Bandar Rimbayu.



Running can mirror life. It is nice to have someone “on your side and by your side”. The Aloha-thon themed run will take runners around the beautiful and serene Bandar Rimbayu township.

Back for the third time, the run gives the opportunity for casual and serious runners the opportunity to combine their love of running as an accomplished runner or brisk walk while singing songs with their loved ones.




The fun is not over when you cross the finish line. Lots of interesting and fun activities are lined up for everyone to be #rimbayutogethergather at The ARC. Each runner will receive a free PUMA upon registration while those who finish the run will get the beautiful finisher medal each. Runners will also get a chance to some cash prizes of RM10,000 in total.





Registration is only RM50 and slots are selling out fast!
To register, head over to beestorm.com.my/runwithme

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Frost & Sullivan Malaysia and MERCY Malaysia Organise Charity Run to Raise Awareness and Funds for Humanitarian Efforts


Kuala Lumpur, 29th March 2017 - Frost & Sullivan Malaysia, a business consulting firm, and MERCY Malaysia, a non-profit humanitarian organisation, will be organising the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 which will be held at Kepong Botanical Garden, Kepong on Saturday, 22nd July 2017. This year’s charity run is themed “Warm the Hearts”, as inspired by both organisations’ common compassion for humanity.

The Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 is looking to attract over 700 participants and aims to raise awareness on MERCY Malaysia’s initiatives to provide health-based humanitarian aid both locally and internationally. The run is also being organised to raise funds for MERCY Malaysia’s humanitarian work which includes providing aid to those affected by flood disasters in Malaysia as well as building resilient communities in the Philippines, amongst other initiatives.

“We are excited to co-organise the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 together with Frost & Sullivan Malaysia for the first time. This is a welcomed partnership following the company’s generous support of our humanitarian efforts in the previous Frost the Trail event where MERCY Malaysia was the sole beneficiary. Last year, the funds were channelled to support our School Preparedness Programme in Johor which benefited 380 students from 10 schools. This year, we aim to continue providing aid to those in need, both locally and globally,” said YM Datin Raja Riza Shazmin Raja Badrul Shah, Honorary Secretary, MERCY Malaysia.

“We are pleased to partner with MERCY Malaysia in hosting this year’s Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017. MERCY Malaysia’s dedication in providing support to all in need, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender or disability is in line with our efforts to contribute back to the community. We hope to ‘Warm the Hearts’ of those in need through this run, and we will continue to support MERCY Malaysia’s laudable work in the humanitarian field,” said Mr Hazmi Yusof, Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan Malaysia.

The inaugural combined charity run features three race categories; 2.5km (Fun Run), 5km (Team) and 8km (Individual) to cater to runners of various fitness levels. Participants have the option of registering individually or in teams of four, as they race through a range of outdoor terrains after being flagged off simultaneously. Under the Team category, the combined completion time of all four members will determine their final position at the end of the race. Top three winning teams and individuals will be presented with a medal.

Mr Thomas Tay, Senior Director and Organising Chairman, Frost & Sullivan Singapore added, “This will be Frost & Sullivan Malaysia’s second year supporting MERCY Malaysia where all of the proceeds will be channelled to the non-profit organisation. We once again look forward to witnessing the coming together of members of the public and the corporate community to champion a cause that we hold dear to our hearts.”



Participation in the run is priced at MYR250.00 per individual. Additionally, those who are unable to take part in the run but wish to contribute can donate any monetary amount to MERCY Malaysia. The registration deadline for the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 is on 8th July 2017.

To register for the Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017, please visit the MERCY Malaysia and Frost the Trail myMERCYrun 2017 webpage at http://www.mercy.org.my and https://www.simplygiving.com/event/FTTMMR2017, respectively.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

IJM Land Half Marathon Targeting 7000 Participants Nationwide to Face the Challenge and Run



Seremban, 3 April 2017 - It’s time to bring those running shoes out of the closet - the IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 is coming back and is set to be bigger, better and faster!

Scheduled to be held on 13 August 2017, this highly-anticipated run aims to emphasize healthy living amongst Malaysians and strives to bring communities in Seremban 2 and surrounding vicinities together in enjoying a healthy sport with one another.

Marking its sixth year, Dato’ Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager of IJM Land Berhad (Central Region) said that IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 continues to generate a strong interest amongst the running community and the public at large, and is one of the ways in which IJM Land endeavours to bring everyone who share the same interests and be able to bond together over a similar passion.



“Having IJM Land Half Marathon every year is a must for us,” asserts Dato’ Hoo at the launch of IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 recently.

“The IJM Land Run has been around since 2012, organised for the communities in Seremban 2 and runners of other neighbourhoods. This annual sporting event has received tremendous response and a loyal following amongst Malaysians, and it has become one of the must-attend events that running enthusiasts look forward to every year,” said Dato’ Hoo.

Dato’ Hoo added that this event is not just a platform for runners, but to reinforce the community bond among the people as reflected in their motivating tagline: ‘Run Together, Bond Stronger’ - a tagline that serves true for them as one of the 10 local developers who was honoured the “All-Star Award – Top Ranked Developers of the Year” at the prestigious StarProperty.my Awards 2017, where Seremban 2 township bagged the top award under the Family-Friendly category this year.

For the third year in a row, funds raised from the IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 will be channelled towards two charities this year, namely the Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan (Hospice) and Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA). IJM Land recognises the crucial roles in which each of these organisations play, in improving the quality of life for less fortunate members of the community.

Through the love of their sport from this event, the well-known property developer also aims to encourage Malaysians of all ages to come together in support of a good cause.

“At IJM Land Half Marathon 2017, not only do we want to establish a relationship with the community in venturing a lifelong journey together and doing something that gives them passion, we also want to give them the opportunity to help those in need, in supporting the efforts of these two organisations even if only in a small way,” added Dato’ Hoo.

IJM Land Run will include categories of 21KM (Half Marathon) and 10KM for women and men aged 18 years and above and 10KM for girls and boys junior aged 12 years and above. This coveted run will also announce the fastest man and woman of the race, who will be in the running to receive the grand IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy. With the objective of celebrating the runners’ greatest running moments, the unique Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the man and woman who come out tops in their respective categories for three consecutive years, with 2017 being its second year.

The organiser is targeting 7,000 participants signing-up this year and registration is currently open, from 31 March 2017.

All runners who have completed the race regardless of their category will
also be taking home goodie bags with exciting gifts from Platinum Sponsor Yakult and other sponsors; along with a custom-made Finisher Medal and certificate. Lucrative lucky draw prizes worth more than RM10,000 are also up for grabs. Runners who completed the 21KM race will also be entitled to a custom-made Ultron Micro-dry Finisher Tee.

The carnival-like atmosphere will be further enhanced with plenty of free popcorn, cotton candy, ice-cream, balloon clowns and much, much more. Visitors and participants can look forward to various other activities on the day of the race, including Yakult’s popular instant print photo booth, where visitors can look forward to snapping a picture with well-known Malaysian celebrity and Yakult’s ambassador, Jack Lim. Free health screening such as BP & Glucose Test, Cholesterol Test and Physio treatment for sprains and strains by Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban will be available on that day, along with Befrienders Seremban who will be opening a booth on race day to provide support, encouragement and companionship to lonely or emotionally distressed people.



The IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 is also supported by Gold Sponsor TDK, official vehicle BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, Official Drink 100 Plus and Ice Mountain, Official Apparel Ultron, Media Partners Sin Chew Daily and The China Press, Medical Partner Colombia Asia Hospital Seremban, Charity Partner Alpro Pharmacy, Event and Technical Partner EC Pixels and Partners McDonald’s, Spoon Health, 2XU, BioTech USA, Rock Tape, Nestle Milo, Nestle Fitnesse and Mydin Seremban 2.

For more information on IJM Land Half Marathon 2017 and how to register, visit www.ijmlandrun.com.

Hotel Review: Riccarton Capsule Hotel - Titiwangsa



I have never been to any capsule hotel establishment before, regardless locally and abroad. And having found out that Riccarton Hotel Kuala Lumpur was having a free night stay promotion - I couldn't help but to sign up for it.



Located near Persiaran Titiwangsa 1 (opposite Mcdonald and nearby KPJ Tawakal), the hotel is indeed a no fuss hotel.



Upon checking in, one will receive a capsule key with and with tagline stay differently, one is provided with a set of how to use.



Every guest is given a non-woven bag containing a small bath towel, slippers and a TV remote. Except the slippers, everything has to be returned to the reception upon check-out.



Next, change into the slippers provided. Keep your shoes in the locker next to the reception (using the capsule key) - the locker is allocated based on your capsule number.

As it's a capsule hotel, your luggage/bag will be stored in a bigger locker on your floor. Those who have big hard shell luggage, will have to resort to keeping it with the reception.



One of the hotel procedures which I found quite interesting is that, shower is a MUST before going into your capsule, probably because due to hygiene purposes. There are separate bathrooms/ toilets for male and female with basic shampoo and shower gel. Hairdryers are also available.



There are some house rules to adhere to, with the "No Nudity" policy being highlighted. Heheh!



I was wowed by the cool looking capsules once I entered the room. It was as if I have stepped into a alien spaceship.



Each room has approximately 8 sleeping capsules. To open the sleeping capsule, one has to use the capsule key card. As simple tap on the panel will do.



The capsule opens up to a bed with two pillows - one firm and the other one soft, plus a duvet. It is lit with soft blue lights, giving you a feeling of futuristic outer space.



The capsule is roomy. I didn't feel claustrophobic at all where I can sit down comfortably without knocking my head on the ceiling.



It comes with a lot of amenities ranging from lights dimmers (for reading and watching tv), door lock, air conditioning adjustment buttons, a small safe and most important one charger port and two USB charing ports (5V or 2100mA).



For those who want to work quietly in the room, you can pull out the small laptop table from the wall.



There is also a mirror installed in the capsule as well as two hooks to hang your towel and shirt. For your safety, there are a fire extinguisher and fire alarm installed.

There is a small safe to keep your belonging, probably can fit your wallet, passport and a small camera.



The design of the capsule is well-thought of and simply stylish. Even though small, you can still find perfect place to keep your spectacles, watch or small items on the "shelf" on the wall.



The room comes with WiFi (excellent speed) and a smart TV (which requires you to use headphone instead, so remember to bring yours).



You can watch TV or some selected programs on your screen.



The only thing that annoyed us is - the menu is mostly in Chinese and we had to try and error to get it figured out.



On top of that, there are other facilities available in the hotel which includes:

- Free shuttle van to the three hospitals (ranging from 400m to 1km in distance) nearby as well as KLCC (2.5km away) and PWTC(1.5km away)
- Free Parking
- Self Laundry (paid)
- Vending machines for cold and hot drinks
- Airport pickup (booking is necessary)
and they could also arrange for IJN and Tawakal Hospital screening for you.



For running freaks like me, the Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. It's a beautiful park for your run. Do check it out.



All in all, I enjoyed my first experience in a capsule hotel. Riccarton has set the standard so high! If you don't spend much time in the hotel except for sleeping and shower, I say go for it. The price is affordable. Very clean environment.

The downside is I worry about waking up my neighbours. You are separated by just a thin plastic wall and the capsules are not sound-proof. If you are a chronic snorer or loud talker, please stay away. You neighbours will hate you! Heheh!

The nearest train line and station is Monorail/LRT Titiwangsa and it will take you a good 20 minutes walk. There are plenty and frequent buses that go to the city. There is no problem finding food around this hotel - a 24 hour McD is located opposite the hotel, plenty of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

Riccarton Capsule Hotel

Address:
No. G-1, Wisma Q Titiwangsa, Persiaran Titiwangsa 1, Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T +603-4031 5000
F +603-4032 3138

http://www.riccarton.com.my/

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