After Travel Pamper

*free giveaways ahead!!*


After all those tiring walks, cycles, endless journeys that have turned my feet into beggar’s feet.

I can feel my foot soles hardening this very instant.


The best thing to do after a LONG travel is not to go back home and eat proper food,

Not to be able to access your 1Mpbs broadband like it’s the fastest thing on earth,

Not visiting the cinema and watch countless movies till the conductor knows your name,

Not head out and shop till you drop for beautiful clothes because you can’t wear them during your travels, basically you’re already broke as it is.

The best thing is to do is actually to……..Visit a foot spa.


Yep, so few days ago I visited Kenko Fish Spa once again, this time at their newly launched branch in Mid Valley!!!

kenko midvalley


Haha!!! Now I don’t need to travel all the way to KL already!! You know KL is so far from my house and the parking is so expensive?! (for me la at least)

Kenko Mid Valley has a rather different concept compared to its sister’s branch.

fish spa at kenko midvalley
very Zen~


Targeting more on families and couples who’re tired of a day’s shopping and wanting to relax, they not only provide foot spa and massages, apart from the fish spa, they serve light snacks and drinks too.


inside kenko midvalley
Sit down for a drink


japanese mom and kid enjoying fishspa
Japanese mom and son enjoying foot spa


I drank as I let the fishies work on their magic on my hardened soles.

drinking orange juice and doing fish spa
Damn Tai-Tai like that~


Hey, even travellers gotta pamper themselves sometimes.


One thing about Kenko, they never throw away their Garra Rufa fishes, or Fish Doctors if you prefer, which is good for the fish. A Garra Rufa can grow up to 6cm (3 inches?) long, and in Mid Valley, there’s an additional fish spa to what I personally termed as “Heavy Duty Fish Spa”.

heavy duty fish spa
Ahhhhhh~~~~ fish chomping on me!…. erm… this actually feels nice


Now if your father or boyfriend or brother with legs of skin rough enough enough to scrape their bed sheets off when they rub their feet against it and hairy enough that little baby fishies like this would get lost inside the tumble of bushes,

baby garrarufa


Then you need the “Heavy Duty Fish”

giant garrarufa fish


I reckon my feet to be under this category right now.

giant garra rufa fish chomping my feet
Fully Grown Adult Fish Doctors


giant garra rufa fishspa
Looks like the fish my mom served on the table


Haha, it’s really a funny sight, usually if I were diving and a school of palm size piranha-hungry looking fish swam towards me, I would have freaked to half death.

Here, you welcome it.

Click video to see giant fish doctors chomping on my feet.




Well, I kinda saw this sign at the last bit.

warning sign for giant garra rufa


Other than that, you know what would be nice? A refreshing nice foot bath!!

nicolekiss doing footbath


This is very unique and different from the other foot spa I’ve ever done.

Apart from the very cute masseur beneath you,

foot bath massuer


His strong hands on your foot

foot bath - massaging my feet
OMG, I can die in peace now


Eh hem, it’s actually very very soothing to be dipped into the jelly-like “magic water”.

strong hand on my feet


When I got my feet up, they felt minty fresh and cooling under the aircond. Ahhh~~~~~ (this is me expressing my comfort, not moaning k)


Oh, and I HAVE TO introduce their amazingly delicious sandwich. Something which I used to eat everyday but when I told my friends they would think I’m sick!

bbq and banana peanut butter focaccia sandwich


The right one is BBQ salad focaccia sandwich, which is the nice but focus on the right hand side one. No no, it’s not just banana sandwich. It’s BANANA WITH PEANUT BUTTER!!

Oh my heavens I swear these are the most amazing inventions ever, they are utterly delicious and I used to think I was out of my nutters since I was the only one who ever enjoyed such concoction on my sandwich, but hah!! See!! People are selling it!! And they’re a hit~!!!


Mother’s day is around the corner and father’s day is right next to it, Kenko Fish Spa is once again having a giveaway contest to all Nicolekiss’ readers! How good it is to be a Nicolekiss reader eh? (ok I’m gloating, let me gloat, shut up) Everything comes for free for you guys one~ (still gloating)

Contest 1:
Two special Family-Package-For-Two worth RM300 that last 150 minute long to be given away to TWO readers out there who can gives the best comment on How they’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day with their family at Kenko. Please leave your email in the comments below as you complete the slogan.

special parents day promotion
Wa… so many massages.


AND that’s NOT the last of it. When did I ever leave out the good stuff?

There is another contest specially for, not one, but TWO bloggers. YES!! Another one!! A more extravagant one!!

This one I’m even more jealous if you get it because not only I never get it from Kenko, I can’t even if I want to because they have not offered it to the public yet!

BEHOLD!! THE FULL BODY FISH SPA!!

Full Body Spa
In your very own private room!!!


Contest 2: (bloggers only)
The two winners of this contest open specially for bloggers each get 1 Full Body Fish Spa and 1 complimentary 45 min Signature Foot Massage (both redeem at Pavilion).


The catch: write an entry about Mother’s/Family day and relate it to Kenko Fish Spa, post it on your blog and link back to Nicolekiss.blogspot.com. No title, no topic given, you are allowed to let your creativity spill. Send in your entry title to nicootan@gmail.com with the title “Nicolekiss Kenko Bloggers Contest” once you’re done.

Both contests end 20th May 2008. So if you want to be Tai-tai for a day, post your comments and email or send in your blog entries in now. :D

nicolekiss doing fishspa at kenko
Tai tai *point to above*


If you’re a guy, now’s your chance.

adult garrarufa fish
Heavy Duty Spa


Who said spa is only for girls?! These are hard core spa OMFG they are SO COOL!!!!

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  1. Did the fishes for more of ur feet after the first dip?

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  2. Peanut butter and banana? Not bad, but try adding raspberry jam as well. And make sure it's crunchy peanut butter, not the smooth stuff.

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  3. The fishes are cute and beautiful. You must be enjoying your life here. Oops, you looks beautiful 2...Haha.

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  4. Hi,
    I am kinda paranoid with this. You never know what the fish has been feeding. Unless they sterilize the water..haha..which i don think they will. The fish thingy is a remembrance of sharing syringes..Salute you of having the courage to try.

    Pat Rickho@
    www.sushirobo.com.my

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  5. Hmmm.Wish can join.Can't.Live too far.Not coming to kl anytime soon.Schedule sumtimes in Nov fr course.Huh.Wish got fish like det in Miri.Then can eat my hairy armpit.Then no need fr me to pluck all the time.Huh.Maybe can train fish here to do det.Let me go to the nearest drain n see how many i can catch :-)

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  6. ahhh . .. Misha will go back to KL next weekend and definately ask Mum to bring me there :)

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  7. Glad to see u back home n having a good time relaxing ^__^
    *beam* envy for the spa !!
    Ur hair is v long now

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  8. Join you for Starbucks??? You sure or not!!

    One day you'll be in Japan then the next in Thailand or Barbados or don't know exotic country T_T and I'm all alone here in Malaysia.

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  9. Aiya...I can massage your feet FOC mah...!

    And no...am not a perv!

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  10. I think the spa didn't give any food to the fishes. No wonder they're so hungry. Nicole, next time you visit the spa, don't forget to bring so food along.

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  11. i can bite ur feet...for free too!u sure like wan!

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  12. NICOLE

    CAN U PLEASE TELL ME THE SONG WHICH YOU RAPPED TO IN YOUR HIP HOP VERSION OF THE BIG MAC CHANT?

    THANKS....you were awesome

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  13. lolx my fren blog about similiar service in other place, i think in bangsar.. with the "fishes" as well.. now u blog about it... ><

    looks really interesting...

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  14. Just wondering..for contest 1.. do i send it to your email or what? Besides that.. er.. whats is the max words?

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  15. just comment here is fine, with ur email :)

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  16. Comment for contest??

    Well, I guess the best way to celebrate mom's day at kenko would be bringing mommy dearest for a full body fish spa and a nice foot bath!

    I mean, im sure after all the work mommy has done for me, shouldn't she deserve a nice relaxing treat?

    Choosing kenko would be a good choice to make mom happy!


    :D

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  17. oh wait...i didn read properly... silly me

    Urm?? lim.han.li@gmail.com

    "How they’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day with their family at Kenko" Contest?

    heeeeeeeeeee..:P

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  18. hi , ive been reading ur blogs lately which really seem great as I love travelling myself and like to know abt diff cultures and stuff, I am Nirant from India currently working as a Sports journalist with a news channel but soon will be leaving to Aus for my masters, is there any way we could become friends? my email is nirant_s@hotmail.com, drop me a line if u feel so ! thanks have a good day.

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  21. How they’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day with their family at Kenko:

    I'm a mother of 2 small kids myself as well as a daughter to a very supportive and loving mother. This year's Mother's Day was a hectic one for me. I woke up very early, did tonnes of laundry, made breakfast before finally taking
    Mama out for lunch. So I'd really love to just hang out with Mama at Kenko Fish Spa to celebrate a Belated Mother's Day winding down while chomping on the scrumptious looking sandwiches. So pick me, pick me, pls pretty pls ;).

    nf_nina@yahoo.com

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  22. not suitable for female, what does that make you now, nicole? LoL

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  23. How I'm going to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family at Kenko:

    I didn't get to celebrate Mother's Day this year with my family because I had to study for my final exam far from home :(

    But it doesn't matter, Mother's Day should not be limited to only one day, so when I get back, the whole family can go down to Kenko for a relaxing day. Getting eaten by fishes, massaged by strange men with strong hands, getting our heads squeezed by professional strangers to release pressure, eating, drinking and lounging around with my dearest family. What else can i ask for? Winning the Family Package would be nice :D

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  24. Oh I forgot, my email is angel.life.101@gmail.com

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  25. NICOLE

    CAN U PLEASE TELL ME THE SONG WHICH YOU RAPPED TO IN YOUR HIP HOP VERSION OF THE BIG MAC CHANT?

    THANKS....you were awesome

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  26. I believe that Mother's day is not limited to just the 11th of May but in my heart, everyday is Mother's day. Kenko would be the perfect place for my mom and I because afterall, she was the one who brought me up with endless love. Though I love her very much, deep inside my heart, I know that my mother's love definitely surpassed my love for her. The only way I can repay back her kindness of nurturing and caring for me for all these years is to bring her to Kenko whereby she can finally rest for one day after 20 years of hardwork in raising me up. My mom's legs and hands are proofs of it. Every wrinkle on her palm and feet tell a magnificent tale of sheer hardwork and unconditional love and it reminded me of the all the sacrifices she had done for our family. It would be great if her hands and legs are relived by getting a massage from a professional masseur and of course, not to be forgotten – the little fishes ! Besides that, Kenko has a serene and peaceful environment where she could enjoy the ambience as well as the acupressure head therapy.( Imagine having a massage with Rock music blaring!! * shudders* ) On top of that, let's not forget the scrumptious sandwiches! It's just so mouth-watering!Well,I really hope I could bring her there before I leave abroad for my studies.

    yuhhui@gmail.com

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  27. what one would give to be the strawberry in your blog banner...! great photo.

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  28. How I'm going to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family at Kenko:

    I have not been celebrating Mother's Day with my mum for the passed 3 years ever since i left my hometown(Kuching) for my studies here in KL. I would really appreciate it if I can win this Kenko Family Package so that I can present it to both my mum and my dad as a belated Mother's Day gift for my mum and an advance Father's Day gift for my dad when they arrive KL end of this month. After years of hard work and hard earn money to pay of my studies and living, they definitely deserve to be pamper during their coming trip to KL. So.. Please choose me k... I really appreciate it! Thank you soo muchhhh! =)

    estherbabie@gmail.com

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  29. OMG... envy you seh... Can visit so many countries... jealous... lol..

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  30. How I'm going to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family at Kenko:

    1) Prepare a light breakfast for my mom... let her fuel up with energy to start her well-deserve day....

    2) Then, drive her to Pavillion....

    3) After tat, i bring her watch Forbidden of Kingdom till she fall in love with Jet Li......

    4),After movie, i bring her around to shop, however mom hates shopping, but still i make her walk around around around around for hours and hours and hours till she complain of hunger and tired.......

    5) Then, bring her to scarf section in Parkson and ask her to choose a scarf of her choice.....

    6) Then, blindfold her with the scarf..... and quietly bring her to Kenko.....

    7) Then, sit her by the pool , then, dip her feet into the pool of hungry fishes........Let her feel the coldness and fishes around her feet...

    8) And signal the assistant to bring out the Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich..... and allow my mom to take a sniff and ask my mom to guess what is it????

    9) I'm sure my mom will say.... "That's Elvis Presley's favourite sandwich".....i open her scarf and surprise her..... " HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"...........

    10) Last but not least, "THANK YOU NICOLE FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFT TO ME AND MY MOM"

    shiaulee.kok@gmail.com

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  31. ebonysnowdrop15/5/08 5:15 PM

    Hi there Nicole, I follow your blog quite religiously but this is the first time I've ever dropped a line here.

    How would I celebrate Mother's Day with my family at Kenko?

    For my dear mum who brought me into this world,
    And still sees me as her little baby girl,
    No place would be more befitting than Kenko,
    For her to relax her mind and pamper her "soles".

    We'd begin with a hearty meal there happily,
    Followed by the fish spa therapy, Which I'm positive mum would simply adore,
    As she's never tried anything like this before.

    Next would be the foot reflexology, Which will come in very handy,
    For my mum has to stand for hours at work everyday,
    So this would definitely brighten her day.

    A shoulder massage is next on the list,
    Where Kenko's professional masseurs will assist,
    To relieve the tension she accumulated day by day,
    And to chase those knots, cramps and aches away!

    Finally is the acupressure head therapy,
    Which I think she needs the most honestly,
    For she spends her days worrying about me and my brother,
    What to do, she's a MOTHER.

    I would really like her to have this treat,
    I've really never done anything this sweet,
    For all she's done, this is what little I can do,
    Please Nicole, make my wish come true!

    my email is ebonysnowdrop@yahoo.com, or sharon_owy@yahoo.com

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  32. How would I spend Mother’s Day at Kenko.

    I think its fate that you’re giving out this Kenko Fish Spa package yet again, since I didn’t win it the first time around.

    And I also think its fate that I happened to look at my mom’s feet on this year’s Mother’s Day, wishing I had more money to bring my mom to Kenko, for a little pampering.

    If I had it my way, I’d bring my mom and my dad to Kenko on Mother’s Day. I know I should be the one there with her since after all, it is Mother’s Day; but I figured if I do win this, I want to reward it to the two most deserving people on earth, mom and dad.

    Haha I don’t think I can beat other people with their poems and what not, but Nicole, I hope you get to see my sincerity and how much I want to give this to my parents.

    LOVE!
    joyce.

    joyce51@gmail.com

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  34. [K]eeping my fingers cross as I write this,
    [E]ntitlement to win a free Kenko Fish Spa Package,
    [N]ice mom I have who definately deserve this,
    [K]ids and chores she had dealt with,
    [O]ver many difficult but happy years.

    [F]ish Spa is the best choice,
    [I]f I were to celebrate this Mom's Day with her again,
    [S]he will love the new experience and,
    [H]ave healthy scrumptious sandwiches for lunch.

    [S]o that'll be how I will celebrate Mom's Day,
    [P]lease let me win this for mom,
    [A]mazing day it will be, all thanks to Nicolekiss.

    povege@hotmail.com

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  35. i too wanted to win the kenko spa but having read what ebony worte, i think you shld just gv her the prize ler.

    I am sure I cna do much better after reading what she has put forth but that wont be so good inst it?

    So out of true sportsmanship, I will not enter this contest.

    The rest of the entries are just so-so if not lame.

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  37. A priceless pricey gift to show
    Our love for her that was never often told
    We love her with all hearts and souls
    Even for her hardened soles

    But he is looming near
    Waiting to see what we are getting her
    We wouldn’t want to make him sneer
    For he too deserves a great cheer.

    So, we pack them up to KENKO
    While she gets the spa from century old
    He gets his shoulder work to buster those cold
    A perfect gift to shower them with love from top to toe

    We hope to get some sense into their heads
    By poking needles in their heads
    That we do love you both more than ever (never) said
    Although at times we show otherwise instead

    A reflexology
    To remind them to take it easy
    We are good, and the bill they need not worry
    It is on a generous complimentary.

    Alas
    A moment spent as a family
    Without compromising our individuality
    A hundred fifty minutes of tranquility
    Keeping everyone senselessly happy.


    A mother need not be confined to the female alone, neither nor the father confined to the male alone.

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  38. A priceless pricey gift to show
    Our love for her that was never often told
    We love her with all hearts and souls
    Even for her hardened soles

    But he is looming near
    Waiting to see what we are getting her
    We wouldn’t want to make him sneer
    For he too deserves a great cheer.

    So, we pack them up to KENKO
    While she gets the spa from century old
    He gets his shoulder work to buster those cold
    A perfect gift to shower them with love from top to toe

    We hope to get some sense into their heads
    By poking needles in their heads
    That we do love you both more than ever (never) said
    Although at times we show otherwise instead

    A reflexology
    To remind them to take it easy
    We are good, and the bill they need not worry
    It is on a generous complimentary.

    A moment spent as a family
    Without compromising our individuality
    A hundred fifty minutes of tranquility
    Keeping everyone senselessly happy.


    A mother need not be confined to the female alone, neither nor the father confined to the male alone.

    ebbs.li@gmail.com

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  39. wow, everyone wants a piece of the action..so who won? would like to hear some feedback from them as to how it was like..thinking of treating my parents there one of these days too..

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  40. before this I said that EBony shld win. But hvng read what ebbs.li sent in, i changed my mind. Ebbs.li won it by a mile!

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  41. Am your secret admirer ..........standing afar but feeling near to u

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  42. I love your blog and the pics plus information you provide. I will come by more often. Good tips on fish spa personally I have not try before.

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  43. pls do your research, kenko fish spa do not use garru raffa fishes. They claim it to be but it's only what hongkies call kiss kiss fish (chin chin fish). All these fishes do is create the biting sensation like garru raffa, but not inject the healing enzyme. There is only one place in Malaysia that offers garru raffa fishes, and i m not revealing it, coz it's a secret. KENKO fish spa is a fake! But unfortunately, i was stupid enough to buy a 10 free 2 package from kenko and i have still 7 more visits to go :(

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  44. I went there too and it was great! Thanks for your post and your really nice photos (you have a great blog by the way, I will make a point to visit again).

    ps I posted some of your photos on my blog, I hope that's ok with you..

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