About The Blogger

My name is Tammy Lim and I am an award winning blogger from Top 10 Malaysia Magazine and Cleo Malaysia Magazine. I have been blogging since 2008 and I am also the founder of a local Malaysian beauty & lifestyle community called The Butterfly Project. People often tell me that I'm a wonder woman, but in reality - if it's something you love, you can do wonders.

When I'm not wondering, I'll be on my computer searching for the next fountain of youth or hunting down a fantastic deal. I'm also a shopaholic, wanderluster, spa enthusiast and proud hipster who loves planning special occasions and surprises for her loved ones.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers in Malaysia Award
  • Cleo's Next Top Blogger Malaysia Award
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia

  • Let's Go To The Swimming Club


    making a birthday splash

    Back in September, I planned a surprise staycation over the weekend for my Althea team's team bonding activity. You see every month I'll bring the team out to bond, it was part of the Althea's team culture experience to build friendship and reward them for their hard work. This would be organised by the head of department (me one of them) every month. It was a perk that I believe every employee enjoyed. I in particular, love to organise gatherings and events so planning my department's team bonding became a fun ritual. Sometimes I like to drop surprises, and plan memorable activities at great length. When it's over budget, I would supplement with my own just to see my team happy.

    the bar and the swimming pool

    the vivid pool vibes and neon lights

    My team has been wanting a staycation trip this year, and we couldn't go far. Hence, I scoured the internet to look for the best staycation locations in the city that would be Instagrammable, fun, different and most importantly accessible. Of all the hotels, I narrowed it down to the Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel (mentioned before in an event post) and for the no.1 reason of all, their newly revamped pool floor called The Swimming Club.

    welcome to the swimming club

    not just for Instagram, you can swim here too

    the city view from the pool

    my team look happy right? expressions don't lie!

    You may have heard of this hotel before, and seen the swimming club appeared in various editorial features because of it's retro concept e.g last month's Cleo magazine issue "Hot Up Here" (Nov). I liked how the owners put so much details into the makeover because it looks so damning good now. I love the swimming club's bright, colourful, retro theme with neon fixtures. It brought back the classic splash and pool vibes and transports you into a whole new world, right here in the heart of the city.

    In other words, KL Journal Hotel's Swimming Club is a place where 70's Hollywood Pool scene meets Tropical Sunny Kuala Lumpur.

    No wonder people and influencers are flocking to this place, just to catch a glimpse of the sun, pose for Instagram and bask in the good vibes. So much so that they have introduced a RM50 cover charge for non-hotel guests over the weekend and public holidays. Don't fret, the cover charge comes with a free drink - anything from the menu. This measure has been introduced to provide genuine patrons a good standard of service and environment.

    the two birthday girls, Syahira & Sydney

    happy birthday girls, mamasan loves you all

    the surprise birthday cake (secretly arrange by the hotel)
    yes need to pay, inquire within for the charges

    the food is so good! From your popular Asian staples

    to finger food and snacks aplenty

    our watermelon mojito oh la la!
    (F&B Manager Jimmy made this)

    even the sauces are a delight

    The fun don't stop there because the hotel always has something up their sleeve! From The Swimming Club Facebook, you can see either happy hours, 1+ 1 f&b promotions, poolside open mic nights and the weekly downtown sundown which  comes with sunset, ice cold cocktails, good food, good music and good vibes.

    P.S: The poolside open mic music sessions are held every Thursday.

    Since we had our staycation here, our check-in comes with a welcome drink at The Swimming Pool Club (fabulous). Many thanks to their hotel GM Ramesh and F&B Manager Jimmy who helped me planned the surprise poolside birthday party successful. My team was not only surprised, but they had so much fun that they slept throughout the night instead of going to Changkat to party. I reckon they loved it, because I saw many pictures on their Instagram *LOL*. 

    Overall, I highly recommend staying here and enjoying the facilities, if not just for the Swimming Club. The vivid ambiance and chill atmosphere really makes you want to come back again. Great for families, friends and couples. I'll be reviewing about the rooms next because I have a few good things to say about my stay :)

    Where Is The Swimming Club?
    On top floor of The KL Journal Hotel (Level 11)
    No. 30, Jalan Beremi,
    Off Jalan Sultan Ismail,
    50200 Kuala Lumpur.
    *5mins walk from Bukit Bintang Monorail / MRT Station

    Pool Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm
    Bar Opening Hours: 10am - 12 midnight
    Call 03-2110 2211
    Current drinks promotions: (subjected to change)
    1 for 1 Cocktails/Mocktails between 5pm-7pm.
    3 Mugs for RM50 (Tiger Draft).

    I was lucky to purchase the Merdeka 2D1N Package at RM280++ in August. It came with breakfast, welcome drinks, late check-out and dining discounts at The Swimming Pool Club. We took advantage of that of course.

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