Mrs Sippy Bali Announces Special Performers at the Most Anticipated Pool Party This Summer

Mrs Sippy Bali, the largest saltwater beach club in Bali, returns for summer season to kick off a highly-anticipated performance of Australia’s top dance music group, Sneaky Sound System, starting from July 6 to the end of September 2019.

Poised to redefine the Ibiza’s party experience, Connie and Black Angus from the group will be hosting the island’s hottest pool party every Saturday. Another top guest star to perform includes the Australia’s most in-demand DJ, Dom Dolla.

“Starting in July 6, we’ll draw a new fest every week through our special program, Sneaky Saturdays, performing the dynamic duo Sneaky Sound System. Every Saturday, top numbers of the MTV Awards nominees and winners of the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (ARIA) will be played, including UFO, Pictures, and Hip Hip Hooray.” said Ratna Dewi, Marketing Manager of Mrs Sippy Bali.

Boasting the 800m2 saltwater pool and 5m height of diving platforms, Mrs Sippy Bali will bring visitors to exhilarate the adrenaline-filled experience in a new up and coming pool party best companion. “Bali never fails to fascinate, particularly in this most-awaited season, millions of international travelers agree that today is the perfect time to zen out in this exotic destination,” added Ratna.

According to Badung Regency Tourism, foreign tourists visiting the Island hit a record of 6.5 million people in 2018, or nearly half of the total international tourists in Indonesia throughout the year. Singaporean visitors alone recorded a 97% increase with the top attractions include wellness and laid-back holidays in day-beds or sipping cocktails while seeing crystal seas lap the golden sands.

Those expecting full immersion into the laid-back pool party soiree should drop in to the Bali’s most iconic pool club. Located in the Island’s most popular sunset beach, Seminyak, Mrs Sippy offers an ideal space for sipping the best-seller Spiced Coco Mojito, with the mash-up of Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Spiced Orange Blossom, Mango, Lime, Mint and Coconut Water to enliven the night.

Set to pair a laid-back summer vibe is a plate of Salt & Pepper Calamari, while visitors float in double-size daybeds and cabanas, surrounded by a view of swaying palm trees and the beach club’s Mediterranean-style architecture.

Source: Mrs Sippy Bali


On Norfolk Island - a Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Enjoy a very special Norfolk Island holiday with a twist and lots of laughs when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow rolls into town on 3 August.

Five of the Festival’s most loved and fantastically funny comedians from Australia and New Zealand have packed their bags and are island-bound for a fun-filled evening of great entertainment at this fabulous setting in the South Pacific.

Get ready for belly-laughs galore with an all-star cast featuring:

Urzila Carlson – A multi award winning stand-up comedian, Urzila is a TV regular on Australia’s Have You Been Paying Attention and New Zealand’s 7 DaysSuper City and Road Madness. She has also appeared on Spicks and SpecksDirty LaundryThe Great Debate, and ABC’s Comedy Up Late, and was the host of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow earlier this year. Urzila’s natural cheeky, straight up style will have everyone eating out of her hand.

Bob Franklin – Stand-up comic, writer, director and actor Bob was a recipient of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Comic’s Choice award, the Piece of Wood Award, and also received the Sunday Age Best Comedy Show of the Year Award. Bob’s television and film work includes Jack IrishThe Last Confession of Alexander PearceBad EggsThe LibrariansStupid, Stupid Man, Please Like Me and Thank God You’re Here. Bob has written and directed two short suspense films, two recent episodes of Little Lunch for ABC TV and Lano & Woodley’s stage show, Fly.

Xavier Michelides – An active writer and stand-up comic, Xavier has travelled to each corner of the country, performing at every club, pub, watering hole, cruise line, tent and stage. Xavier is currently a writer on Network Ten’s The Project and has previously worked on Good News WeekYou’re Skitting Me and Dafuq. Xavier has also appeared on television programs including ROVE Live, Stand Up @ Bella Union and ABC’s Comedy Up Late.

Mel Buttle – Mel is a hilarious bundle of contradictions and a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country. She has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex and as a guest on ABC Radio Brisbane. Mel’s TV work includes co-hosting’s Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off and appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a regular guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor MonkeysBack Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

Dane Simpson – One of Australia’s rapidly rising stars, Dane has toured comedy shows across Australia. Dane’s TV credits include ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention. Dane starred in the hit sold out stand-up comedy show, Aborigi-LOL, in 2018 toured Western Australia with his variety show, Great Danes, and in 2019 performed his first solo show Origins at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has announced a 3-night and 7-night Norfolk Island Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow packages including:

  • Return Air New Zealand economy class ‘seat plus bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet and greet at Norfolk Island airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • 3 or 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • 3 or 7 days’ car hire (petrol additional and payable direct)
  • Ticket entry to Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow on 3 August
  • Complimentary cocktail at Black Anchor Bar
  • 10% discount on main meal at Castaway Hotel (excluding Friday night pizzas, small plates and beverages)
  • Complimentary Miniature Golf
  • Complimentary A Walk in the Wild rainforest walk plus bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card

The package is priced from:

  • $1199 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 5 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1299 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 9 August 2019  (7 nights)
  • $1229 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 6 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1379 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 10 August 2019 (7 nights)


Snow in the forecast... Only days till Opening Weekend in Thredbo

Excitement levels are rising! Experts are calling fresh snow to fall early next week with a solid period of cold temps set to follow…Come on Mother Nature!

Opening Weekend is now only 15 days away. Thredbo have got a huge winter events & entertainment line-up of après, live concerts, parties, on-mountain events and lots more.

There are three great pleasures in winter – skiing, snowboarding and après …And not necessarily in that order. Thredbo has all three in spades…And while it’s famous for Australia’s longest runs…It’s almost more famous for its long nights and pumping après scene.

Over the past few seasons Thredbo has hosted the biggest après events with some of Australia’s biggest and best music artists performing free in Thredbo Village and Alpine Hotel…this coming season will be no exception…It’s going to go off!

Source: Thredbo


Ormond Group's new social hotel brand, MoMo's, launches in Kuala Lumpur in October 2019

MoMo’s, Ormond Group’s new playful hospitality concept, will launch its first property in central Kuala Lumpur within the eclectic Chow Kit neighborhood this October. Home to 99 guest rooms, MoMo’s KL will be a newly renovated, exciting hangout in the city, providing a fun and laid-back multi-dimensional space where visitors and locals can collide in harmony.

MoMo’s celebrates creative collaboration whilst offering a design-led lifestyle hotel at a value-for-money price point. Alongside micro rooms, MoMo’s KL will provide guests with a dynamic social space that engage with creative communities and urban nomads. The hotel has been designed to inspire memorable moments, through fun creative programming and a unique food and beverage offering.

MoMo’s hosts will ensure that guests have unrivalled access to Kuala Lumpur’s hidden gems, experiencing the city as a local would. Stepping away from the traditional notion of front-of-house staff, hosts are on hand to greet guests on arrival, make them a coffee or cocktail whilst checking them in for their stay. Embracing Asia’s open house culture, MoMo’s prides itself on its informal environment in which guests are encouraged to relax and have fun, feeling totally at home.

On the ground floor, MoMosita’s – a new casual concept from leading Malaysian F&B operators Christian Bauer and Eddie Chew of Troika Sky Dining, is a fun, gritty, self-serve dive bar serving tacos and snacks alongside draft beer and bottled cocktails. Open in the evenings throughout the week, with late night music programming on Fridays and Saturdays, MoMosita’s is the ultimate low-key hangout for guests and locals to let loose and mingle.

Reframing the hotel narrative from being a place to get a good night’s sleep to each hotel acting as a springboard to guests’ city experiences, MoMo’s KL encourages guests to live, play and stay. The traditional lobby is replaced by a social space that acts as the central hub of activity, The Playground. The Playground, located on the ground floor, is the hotel’s main events space which will host a series of weekly events from performance art, workshops and exhibitions to DJ sets and live gigs. The Playground was conceptualized to encourage the best creative minds from the city and abroad to mingle.

The micro-rooms feature bespoke amenities, plush beds, smart TVs and a safe with a self-pick-up style room service facility. Inward facing rooms look out onto a large gallery lightwell which provides the rooms with a curated moving image space. The design palette throughout the rooms and the communal spaces are made up of simple, honest materials with raw concrete, laminated timber and combed plaster featuring throughout. Notes of dusty pinks, washed greens and aged brass are consistent throughout the furnishings, fabrics and ornaments that bring MoMo’s design focused, yet approachable, character to the fore.

Sydney based interiors and architecture studio, Akin Atelier, has led the design of MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur bringing founder, Kelvin Ho’s, renowned style to this unique property. The Australia based architect and interior designer has brought MoMo’s KL to life using the multi-faceted and playful character of Kuala Lumpur as the inspiration for the design. The public spaces have been conceptualised to feel like an experiential gallery where food, art and music are expressed in its rawest forms to elevate and juxtapose them from the simple rooms.

Gareth Lim, CEO of Ormond Group, says,“MoMo’s is bringing a fresh personality to Kuala Lumpur, offering young, culturally driven travellers a design focused and value-concious experience. Social interaction is central to MoMo’s ethos and look forward to being part of the regeneration of the Chow Kit neighbourhood.”

MoMo’s will open next door to The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel, another new launch from Ormond Group. A second MoMo’s hotel is slated for a 2022 opening in Melbourne, Australia.

Source: Ormond Hotels


Escape to Byron Bay's newest destination this winter

Byron’s newest destination, North Beach Byron Bay, is an oasis for innovative design, local boutiques, epicurean delights and world-class luxury. Up until recently North Beach was a well-kept secret for locals. Now with a burgeoning creative community, top notch accommodation and eateries, it’s becoming one of Australia’s must visit destinations for those in the know.

Now is the time to see what all the fuss is about with an exclusive North Beach Byron Bay winter offer from Elements of Byron and Habitat Byron Bay.

From 1st June until 31st August, Elements of Byron are offering 20% off room rates, including daily continental breakfast. In addition, guests will receive an exclusive ‘North Beach Passport’ with special offers on a collection of activities and retailers in the area from Zephyr Horses and internationally renowned brands at Habitat Byron Bay including The Beach People, Children of the Tribe and Tigmi Trading.

Nestled between the northern end of Belongil Beach and the bustling Arts & Industrial estate, and home to some of the area’s most creative industries, North Beach embodies the essence of Byron Bay – community living and sharing of creativity and ideas amidst a beachside lifestyle. In addition, Australia’s first ever solar powered train makes hourly trips from North Beach station to the heart of Byron Bay, making the restaurants, shops and beaches easily accessible.

The village precinct of Habitat represents the “new” luxury. With so many of us looking to disconnect from the online world and reconnect with like-minded people in an inspiring environment, Habitat offers the area’s best lifestyle experiences including the renowned Barrio Eatery & Bar, Bende barre and yoga studio, and a number of health and wellness, fashion and homewares stores showcasing local and design-led brands.

Elements of Byron is a luxury beachfront resort with 193 villas dotted throughout 20 hectares of natural bush and rainforest gardens. Guests can experience the 850,000-litre infinity lagoon pool as well as the adult’s pool, which will be heated during the winter months.

This offer is for a minimum three nights stay. Rooms start from $304 per night, for travel from 1st June to 31st August.

To book, call 02 6639 1565 or visit elementsofbyron.com.au/northbeach

Source:  Elements Of Byron