31st South East Asia Net Convention [SEANET2003]
Thank you for coming to 31st SEANET Convention. The Convention held on 27th - 30th November 2003 at Eden Garden Hotel, Johor Bahru was a big success. Everybody had a good time during this eyeball QSO which further strengthen the spirit of cooperation and friendship among HAMS of the world. Contest result is posted in Contest Page under Contest Results. Photos of the activities posted under Link [Morning After].
EDEN GARDEN HOTEL JOHOR BAHRU, officially opened on 18th April, 1999 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Y.A.B Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, stands tall today as one of the Southern region’s most prestigious landmarks.
The 16-storey hotel is part of the Duty Free Zone (JB) in Stulang Laut which is surely making headway in the country’s tourism industry, emerging as a one-stop shopping, dining, entertainment and convention centre.
The Duty Free Zone (JB), situated along the coastline of Johor Bahru, boasts of not just Eden Garden Hotel but also a supermarket and departmental store, the Eden Floating Palace, boutique shop lots, fast food outlets, a food court, an international ferry terminal, entertainment outlets and an open air hawker place called the Stulang Laut Seafront.
TALKING ABOUT …
The rooms , Levels 8 to 16
Eden Garden Hotel Johor Bahru has 400 tastefully-appointed rooms including 30 suites and a presidential suite, all with well-furnished dining and living areas. There are also four rooms with wheelchair access for the physically disabled.
All rooms are further equipped with direct-dial telephones with a voice mail message system, bedside control panels, remote-controlled multi-channel television and radio and personal electronic mini safe, among others.
The Club Eden Floor, located on levels 15 and 16, has a private lounge where guests can relax and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and pre-dinner cocktails while its boardroom comes complete with facsimile and computer facilities for added convenience.
M.I.C.E., Level 6
Eden Garden Hotel Johor Bahru also prides itself on having the largest Meeting, Incentives, Convention and Exhibition (M.I.C.E.) facilities in the Southern region. Its state-of-the-art audio-visual aids are also amongst the best with dynamic surround sound systems complemented by the latest in multi-media technology.
The exclusive column-free Grand Ballroom is ultra spacious and elegant with the capacity to accommodate up to 1,200 guests at any one time and can be divided into three smaller halls.
As for the JB Convention and Exhibition Centre, it is ideal for meetings, conferences, trade shows and even car expositions as it has a large goods lift which leads directly into the hall and can house up to 2,600 people.
For smaller events like workshops, group discussions and Press Conferences, choose from six function rooms, also on the 6th floor, each with a seating capacity of up to 80 persons. As for lectures, they can be held in the two multi-tiered auditoriums which are able to fit in between 80 to 250 persons at any one time.
The Business Centre, Level 5
Conveniently located and easily accessible, it aims to meet the business needs of guests by offering secretarial services such as facsimile, photocopying, airline reservation/confirmation, internet access and others. A small boardroom can also be utilised for last minute meetings.
Food and Beverage…
Salt and Pepper Café Restaurant , Level 5
Salt & Pepper Café Restaurant, overlooking the Straits of Johor, has been recognised as the longest café restaurant in the country by the Malaysia Book of Records in 1999. It serves international and Asian favourites. Buffet breakfast and dinner are featured daily while its Hi-Tea Stretch every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays are highly popular.
Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant, Level 5
An interior reflecting fine Oriental splendour and offering an even finer selection of Chinese cuisine. Specialises in shark’s fin and abalone dishes and ‘live’ seafood. Opens daily for lunch and dinner from 11.30am to 3.00pm and from 6.30pm to 11.00pm, respectively.
Palm Lounge and Bistro, Level 5
Relax by the fountain and palm trees encircling the lounge and meet over coffee, tea or cocktails under a sky-lit roof. Partake in light and savory snacks from the a la carte menu and enjoy drinks at duty-free prices, from 11.00am to 1.00am daily. Happy Hours are from 5.00pm to 8.00pm daily while the resident band starts playing from 8.00pm to 12.15am daily.
Sukhothai A Touch of Authentic Thai Cuisine Restaurant, Level 6
Overlooking the Palm Lounge and Bistro is the famed ethnic restaurant. The talk of the town, its interior is accentuated by splendid wood decor and figurines and caters to those who love their food hot and spicy. Features nightly buffet dinner. Opens daily from 11.30am to 3.00pm for lunch and from 6.30pm to 11.00pm for dinner and from 12.00 noon to 5.30pm every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays for Hi-Tea Stretch.
The Pool Deck, Level 7
Features an outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar and a children’s pool. The pool deck can also be converted into an outdoor function area for cocktail receptions, buffets and BBQ.
The Roman Spa, Level 7
For the health conscious and a haven for guests seeking the ultimate pleasures of pure relaxation and pampering with a spa pool, hot and cold plunge pool, sauna and steam room. Adorned with Roman-inspired murals, the spa has masseurs specially trained in Thai, Swedish and Shiatsu massages as well as foot reflexology.
The Gym, Level 7
Fully-equipped with exercise machines like rowers, stationary bikes, a treadmill, step master and a work station.
Little Havana Wine & Cigar Shop, Level 5
Hand-rolled Cuban cigars, wine and champagne can be found in this delightful and cozy shop opened daily from 3.00pm to 11.00pm. Items can be purchased, gift-wrapped or even ordered for consumption at any of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets.
The Gallery and Eve’s Garden, Level 5
The Gallery sells premium cognac, wines, imported beer and liquor at duty-free prices while Eve’s Garden sells fresh and ornamental flowers, gift items, golf accessories and a variety of basic necessities.