We were invited to the official launch of The Borneo Rainforest Cafe at Sunway. Actually Sultan Muzaffar was the invited one. He had extra slots for more bloggers and asked us to go. So generous, heh!
The Borneo Rainforest Cafe is the brainchild of Datin Seri Tiara Jacqueline. According to displayed news clippings, the business is a collaboration with David Teo but currently I can’t seem to locate any references to it. The eatery is located directly opposite the Sunway Hotel & Spa along Persiaran Lagoon, just in front of an open space parking lot.
It was rather easy to find, the decor was mostly wood and trees and other greens… reminds you of Borneo jungles! Tables were set al fresco-style. There were soft toys in the shape of beruks hugging the wooden pillars, cute!
Me and KY were among the first to arrive. After signing in, we saw Asyraf and Stephanie and chatted with them for a bit. The boys were talking about their massive equipment (i.e. cameras) while I tahan lapar by sipping on my drink.
Sultan Muzaffar arrived not long later, so camwhore a bit first…
Slightly after 9 pm, the guests of honour or rather the owners arrived at the scene to much paparazzi shots…
At that time I was one footstep away from dying of hunger so I did not join them up front for the official launch gambit. Apparently there were fireworks, traditional dances, speeches… all very lovely I’m sure.
Finally we could eat, yay! It was buffet style, so being Malaysians, you know lah… The menu was mostly Malaysian with food like nasi dagang, nasi kerabu, otak otak, char kuey teow, nasi lemak, mee hailam, umai, laksa Sarawak… Some not-so-Malaysian stuff are available as well, such as grilled crab, lamb chops, baked cheesy oysters, this and that pasta…
TV Smith got Tiara Jacquelina to our table for a mini interview. She was nice, warm and enthusiastic. According to her, there would be 8 stalls selling over 100 types of food. She had a big hand in deciding the menu, mostly stuff that she loves to eat. Patrons would order from the menu and receive 5-star service. Undoubtedly the service was rather good on the evening of the launch. If they could maintain the level of service that we received, I am sure they would have returning customers.
I recognised some local celebrities, though Sultan Muzaffar could name them all. Impressive!
I also camwhored with Sofea Jane… she was friendly, nice and funny. I’ve always enjoyed her movies and told her so, as well as she being a superstar. “Superstar?” she mused, “No lah now I Supermom.”
Me: Wait! I got skinny angle (which didn’t turn out to be so skinny after all)
Sofea Jane: Skinny angle ar?! I also got.. come come!
Had a photo taken with Tiara Jacquelina, but TV Smith hasn’t e-mailed me the photo
Here’s me with Siti Nurhaliza, yeay!
So hot in real life… not me of course
Borneo Rainforest Cafe
OB-K5, Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway,
3 Jalan PJS 11/15, 46150 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-5635 0888 | Fax: 03-5635 9411
Opens: 5pm – 1am (Tues – Sun, closed on Mon)
Pork-Free, Major Credit Cards accepted