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Yan Toh Heen reopens bigger and better The two-Michelin-star Yan Toh Heen in the InterContinental Hong Kong property has reopened with a larger dining area as well as a stunning, panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, thanks to its new location at the Lower Level of the hotel’s shopping arcade. The restaurant now seats 140 guests and offers three private rooms. There is a 10-seat room that is attached to the 96-seat main din- ing area, and two separate rooms near the re- ception. The latter can be combined into one larger space for three 12-seat tables. There is also a flatscreen TV, ideal for presentations or special celebrations. Food-wise, executive chef Lau Yiu Fai has created a new range of exquisite Cantonese dishes that blend tradition with modern flair. Event planners will be able to select from several set menus, including a business set lunch and a chef’s tasting menu. Tailor-made menus are also available upon request. Buyouts are possible and come with a minimum spend of HK$250,000 (US$31,910), excluding a 10 per cent surcharge. Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa has launched an hour-long trail that integrates her buildings’ colonial history with surrounding nature and conservation. The Amara Heritage Trail is led by senior tourist guide Carol Dragon from Journeys, an established agency specialising in heritage walking tours around Singapore. The experience begins at the hotel lobby and takes participants under shady saga and petai trees and through the hotel’s herb garden to touch and sniff common herbs and spices that go into local cuisine. Along the way, Dragon narrates the history of the black- and-white conserved buildings that now make up Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa. The Amara Heritage Trail can be custom- ised for groups to include flexible timing, special menus (such as kacang putih with Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa debuts heritage trail Gunner cocktails, selected herbs and spices, sambal petai side dish), personalised name on dessert plate, Trail shirt and memorabilia. Twenty people are allowed in each group. Larger numbers will be split into smaller groups. Smiling Albino launches Bangkok Art Biennale day trips Smiling Albino, a Bangkok-based travel special- ist, has designed private day trips that combine the visiting of the city-wide international art exhibitions and Bangkok’s unique experiences. Trips are custom designed for each cli- ent, taking in exhibition locations and paired with excursions through the backstreets and alleyways of historical Bangkok. Guests will step into heritage communities, learn about indigenous crafts and traditions, and use the waterways as a way of connecting with the communities of the capital’s past. During the tour, in addition to a Smiling Albino guide, a special Biennale Expert Host will join the trip to provide additional informa- tion and insights into the art exhibitions and their creators. This is Bangkok’s first time hosting the biennale, and the event will have 75 artists from 33 countries exhibiting over 200 works at 20 locations around the Thai capital until February 3, 2019. { What’s on offer } Dorsett Kuala Lumpur people for a standing reception, or 80 people for a sit-down affair. Food and drinks can be catered from the main kitchen at Coastes. To book out the entire space, a minimum F&B spending or venue rental of S$3,000 (US$2,176) or S$4,000 is required for week- days and weekends respectively. Rates are based on four-hour booking blocks. Dorsett Kuala Lumpur seaside in Singapore Dorsett Kuala Lumpur has recently renovated its function facilities, and is of- fering a new Meet, Eat & Sleep @ Dorsett package. The package is available from now until March 31, 2019, and is priced at RM140 nett (US$34) per person per day. If inclu- sive of accommodation, prices start from RM295 nett per room per night. The package includes complimentary Wi-Fi, meeting equipment such as one LCD projector, screen and flipchart/white- board, and lapel/wireless microphone. Bookings of 15 to 30 guestrooms will earn the group two free perks, while book- ings of 31 rooms and more will get three. Terms and conditions apply. Email events.kualalumpur@dorsettho-