Saturday, October 30, 2010


The LOW SEASON is here! And the ONLY time of the year we offer Super GREAT deals going from 1 November 2010 to 31 January 2011 only, so book quick!

Here's what we RAIN on you :
Enjoy 80% off room rate on each day that rains continuously from 8am – 5pm by staying 6 nights and above on the published rack rates!

Terms & Conditions :

  • Travel must be before 31 January 2011 with full payment to guarantee your booking.
  • Offer is NOT applicable from 22nd December 2010 to 5th January 2011
  • Package applicable for 2 persons only except for The Penghulu’s House (4 persons allowed)
  • Additional nights' stay from Low Season Package with 5th night onwards: 20% off from rack rate.
  • Additional persons sharing (not applicable for Tree Top Chalet & Sea Cliff Chalet): - Child: 12 years old and below, FOC on extra bed only (without breakfast), child breakfast is RM 30/child. Maximum 2 children sharing in one room.
    Adult: RM 100 per day, inclusive of bed & breakfast only. Maximum 1 additional adult in one room
  • Airport/Jetty boat pick-up: RM 80 per additional person per way arriving at the same time. Normal boat charges apply if additional person arrives at a different time (minimum RM 160 per pick-up is applied). Child above 4 years old must pay for the adult price.
  • Classic Thai Massage: RM 150+ per additional person for one hour session.
  • JapaMala Resorts Sdn Bhd reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the packages offered below without any prior notice.
Room Categories
Rack Rate 2010
Rack Rate 2011
3 Days 2 Nights
4 Days 3 Nights
5 Days 4 Nights
Nett (RM)
Nett (RM)
Nett (RM)
Nett (RM)
Nett (RM)
The Penghulu’s House (4 persons)






Seaview Sarang






Hillside Sarang






Jungle Luxe Sarang






Jungle Sarang






Sea Cliff Chalet






Tree Top Chalet






Package :
Room on twin sharing basis (4 persons sharing for The Penghulu’s House)
Daily breakfast (buffet + ala carte)
Exclusive in-room spa toiletries
Welcome drink & fruit basket
One Classic Thai massage for two (1hr) (four for The Penghulu’s House)
Complimentary use of snorkeling gear, fishing line and sea kayaks
Enjoy unlimited movies from library
Return airport / Ferry jetty in Tioman transfer for 2 persons (4 persons for The Penghulu’s House)
Receive a complimentary cash voucher of RM 150 on each day that rains continuously from 8am – 5pm
Cash voucher can only be redeemed for food & beverages and spa treatment during your stay
Cash voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or to pay for other expenses

For reservations or any queries, email Andy or Isaac at

Tamarind 10 on 10-10-10

Here it is! We're finally online! Well, bits of it at least....
Keep your eye out for the spectacular Apsara Deva show which came on at 10.10pm and watch how Tamarind came alive under the jungle canopy on this momentous night for the Tamarind brand.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Villa Samadhi

Still a little bit more to go.... just a little.

Everyone in the company is anticipating the birth of our latest project with great excitement. Villa Samadhi will be an exquisite property.... not just in exterior and interior design but in class and personal service too. We want it to be one of the top 3 residences in Malaysia!

Villa Samadhi is best described as an intimate urban retreat; KL’s ultimate ‘treat to nest in’. This chic villa-in-a-room concept offers a trendy collection of contemporary Asian-inspired rooms, each spanning from 600 square-foot to over 2000 square-foot of living spaces.

The 21 polished-concrete private rooms are fitted with refined salvaged- timber floors and interior, plush beds, over-sized plunge tubs, romantic balconies, furnished with tech-amenities. While some ‘villas’ are fully-equipped with modern kitchens and private gardens, ground-floor rooms are with room-to-water access to the ‘lagoon’.

Bumbung, (the layered roof structure in the pic) the laid-back rustic rooftop tea lounge is premeditated for chill-out sundowns amid KL’s urban drone. Housed within a quiet, upscale residential locale just minutes away from KL city centre, Villa Samadhi is a dream state.

Let us know if you wish to be updated and we'll keep you in the loop.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Minimalistic yet intricate, healthy yet yummy. What more could one ask for? NEO-living should be the new way of life, whether you're a fashionistic figure-watcher or the regular food lover. Neo-cuisine is the new era, at the advent of organics, macrobiotics, free-range and when 'green' is no longer just a color but a mindset. That's pretty NEO-rotic don't you think...?

Think about a better lifestyle, a better physique, far better health and a greater life. Well, start cutting out bad fats, make sensible food choices and kicking unhealthy eating habits. Afterall, you ARE what you eat. And life is short, so what are you waiting for?

Start now. Start by changing when you eat and how much you eat; start eating SMALLER MEALS, more often everyday. Satiate your hunger with high protein, high fibre and low carb food that'll fuel your body. Many don't realize that most times our energy levels are directly affected by the KINDS of food we feed our body. Highly processed food like wheat and sugar can cause your blood sugar to plunge, leading to sudden lethargy. So start making sensible food choices; choose wholegrain or multigrain bread over white bread; choose fresh fruit juice over canned drinks; choose sashimi over tempura. Combine with lots of greens like steamed broccoli, raw baby spinach and other mixed greens with fruits.

Indulge, you may of however, in MODERATION. Opt for one 'junk' day in a week when you allow yourself to eat what you want. But only after 2 weeks of 'eating right'. As the saying goes, too much of a good thing is not good either....

There's also much debate about the relationship between cancer and how food is cooked. Think twice before ordering anything WELL DONE as over-cooked meats are carcinogenic. So start indulging in raw or seared meats instead.

You CAN be a better you... if you put your mind to it. It takes self-control, lots of discipline and will power with realistic short-term diet goals, by throwing a consistent exercise regime into the mix for faster, more dramatic results. As beautifully put by Astrid Alauda, "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one".

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another side of Maple

Another side of Maple
Story on our 'lady boss' Maple as restaurateur and her life as a personality in the Malaysian entertaining industry.
Featured in today's national paper The Star - in the Sunday Metro (8 Aug 2010).
Highlighting one of her favourite recipes - one of her restaurant's best-selling dishes Linguine with River Lobster (by Chef Zul of Il Tempio restaurant).
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jungle-Luxe Bridal Fair

Tamarind Springs, IL Tempio and Mandi-Mandi provide a much coveted concept idea of a tropical wedding in Kuala Lumpur. Perfect wedding venues for small, intimate wedding receptions considering its unique layout, cosy ambience, lush natural surroundings and great food offered by each restaurant ranging from Indochinese to Italian and Thai.

Our venue has also become a desirable place for wedding photo shoots! So don't miss out on fabulous wedding packages we're willing to offer on this day to those planning to tie the knot jungle-style!Some of Malaysia's best professional wedding vendors are here to facilitate the fair, offering inspirational ideas to help plan your dream wedding. 4 different themed weddings will be showcased :
Contemporary Malay

Oriental Glam

Victorian Chic


Can't imagine how that's gonna look?Well, COME ON OVER!! Admission is FREE!

Our partner vendors who will be exhibiting their products and services include:
~ invitation card creators
~ florists
~ bridal shops
~ bakers/cake-makers
~ creative favours
~ wedding gown designers
~ men’s suit designer
~ custom-made designer shoes
~ jewellery designers
~ photographers
~ reception/ceremony decorators
~ musicians
~ wedding/party planners

And they are none other than :
~ Pretty In White
~ De Rain Atelier
~ Nicleesher
~ Bespoked
~ Riziman Ruzaini
~ Vogue Collection
~ Remy Ngan
~ Beauty Haven
~ The Peak Xperience
~ Floral etc
~ Nupts & Such
~ The Wedding Hub/Wedding Malaysia
~ Truly Scrumptuous
~ Chocolate Graphics
~ Kurma & Such
~ Creative Lines
~ Arada Design
~ La Flaire
~ Vintage Car (Zizi Lim)
~ Valerie Fan
~ Lewre
~ “I DO” Jewellery
~ The Wedding Card Shop
~ Violinist & Pianist (Joanna & Bernie),
~ Bobbi’s Pole Studio Malaysia (Hens Parties & Pole Shows)
~ Japamala Resort & Villa Samadhi (Honeymoon Destinations)

For the fun of it, there will be lucky draw sessions and YES someone gets to go home with a holiday at our own JapaMala Resort or our newest most exciting boutique property in KL, Villa Samadhi!
Lots more for the feast of your senses on this Sunday afternoon; fashion show, pole dance demo, gourmet sampling, make-up demo and goodie bags to be given away.

We're doing this event for those who are shopping for wedding ideas so be there!!!!!!


When : Sunday, July 25 2010 (11am-4pm)

Where : Tamarind Springs Restaurant

Why : Because you need to be inspired

Monday, June 7, 2010


Fresh Oysters for those yearning for a NEO-rotic feast in KL on Fridays and Saturdays! Fresh, fresh fresh Irish and Australian oysters, for oyster lovers. Now you know where to go:)

And Saturday nights are for the ladies too;) Our STILETTO SATURDAY promotion is a lure for the shoe fetish! If you're a NEO-lady then you must strut in killer heels.... and we reward you avant garde women by the inch :D

Call for more information 03-21483700
Where : 19, Jln Sultan Ismail (opposite Equatorial Hotel/next to Wisma KFC)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

World Environment Day

Our company has a few unwritten rhetorics. One of them is our most-practised philosophy - we believe in respecting and preserving mother nature because we are inspired by it in every step of our way.

So Samadhi Retreats' 'activists' Tiffany, Cindy, Natalie, Chloe and Jojo (Ms.Khoo too who wasn't allowed out of office due to workload at HQ) were out on the field on this day to walk the talk:)

We were invited by HER WORLD to celebrate the environment on Friday at Taman Metropolitan Kepong. We believe it's that one day in the year that we should all do something hands-on in the name of nature. So we decided to take a half-day leave to go plant some trees in support of Her World's cause.

Daphne Iking was the host of the event with Tun Jean Abdullah as the guest of honor, plus other local celebs like Yasmin Yusuff, Jeslina Hashim and our own Maple Loo, who would gladly dig their nails into the ground for the better of the world.

We were all so thrilled to do our bit except we arrived late! We got lost along the way (well, Maple drove so it's her fault :D) and could not figure out where this place was exactly even though we had a map. Anyway, just as Maple decided to give up and was driving to get to an exit that'll take us back to town center, we found ourselves heading back towards FRIM where this taman is supposedly nearby.

And there. We saw the lake and there we were! On our way to where we had intended from the start! How that happened, it's a mystery..... we took it as a sign; our calling to fulfill this 'mission' :D

So we got there and Daphne Iking was giving her closing speech already. Trees were already planted. Maple was then asked to take a picture with Daphne planting one of the trees. The rest of us, sat down and makan! Hahhahaha.... hey it's the intention that counts right? Again, it's Maple's fault! :D