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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cameron Highland, Pahang

Hubby and I went to Cameron Highland with my auntie and cousin last week.

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25 °C and rarely falls below 12°C year-round.Apart from the cool weather, key attractions in Cameron Highlands include a butterfly farm, strawberry farms, rose gardens and vegetable gardens.

Hubby & I

Travel to San Francisco

Although it is still 2 months away from my birthday, but I'm now starting to think what I want for my birthday! I love traveling. Hubby and I are going to Australia on April 2009. However I'm now wondering where we could go after the Australia trip.

I remember a friend of mine told me about traveling to San Francisco. It was a lovely place.

San Francisco is well-known for its diverse ethnic and political communities, hilly terrain, world-class restaurants and scenic beauty. It is located on the West Coast of the USA at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries. San Francisco is very famous for its hills. There are more than 50 hills within city limits. San Francisco is the home of the 50s beat generation, the 60s flower power students, the 70s gay rights movement, the 80s culinary revolution and, of course, the 90s technology boom.

Hubby and I prefer to travel on our own, so we need to book a san francisco hotel in advance.

Hotel abri is a modern day urban oasis located in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square, just steps away from the top names in fashion, dining, nightlife, art and theater, as well as the Financial District and Moscone Convention Center.

So, a traveling trip to San Francisco is my next destination with hotel san francisco!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Air Asia free seat without fuel surcharge

Again, Air Asia's giving out 500,000 free seats. What's more for this time? They are not even charging the fuel surcharge. Booking starts from 12 Nov 2008 to 16 Nov 2008 with travel date from 22 Jun 2009 to 24 Oct 2009.

Domestic destinations offered:
Alor Star, Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tawau

International destinations offered:
Bali, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Bangkok, Brunei, Chiang Mai, Clark [Manila], Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Krabi, Macau, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Shenzhen, Siem Reap [Angkor Wat], Singapore, Solo, Surabaya, Tiruchirappalli, Vientiane, Yogyakarta

Hurry up, book a ticket for your holiday!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chinese book exhibition

There are a international Chinese books exhibition organizing in MIECC, MINES Resort City from 14th Nov - 23rd Nov. I wanted to go for a visit, but since last few months hubby and I travelled a lot, so I think I have to forget about it for the time being. We spent too much travelling!

Anyone who like to read chinese books, go and have a visit!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kuala Lumpur’s 5-star hotel - One World Hotel

Hubby and I went to Kuala Lumpur during the Deepavali, to meet up my auntie’s family from Kuantan. We stay one night in a 5-star hotel located beside One Utama Shopping Mall named One World Hotel.

It’s really fabulous. The interior design was stunning. Hubby was reluctant to go out of the room for shopping. The room was equipped with a 42” LCD TV and internet access, three phones inside the room with one of it in the bathroom!

The hotel lobby is decorated with flower in the morning, nicely decorated flower!

I wish this could change into my house, so that I could stay here forever!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cheap Aussie dollars

Hubby and I will go Australia in April, 2009. We’ve bought air tickets during Air Asia Free Seat promotion in mid-year 2008. I’m planning way long before the date, asking travel agencies to quote us ground trip.

I’ve also checked with money changers last few months, which let me know that the rate is $3.20. That means I need to use RM3,200.00 to buy Aussie $1,000.00.

Recently, my friends told me that Aussie is dropping. They advised me to buy it earlier to avoid it going up again. I check it out in Ipoh’s money changer, rating $2.50.

During the trip to KL in Deepavali, we found that a money changer in One Utama Shopping Mall’s selling at $2.46.

Gosh, we didn’t bring that much of cash with us! So hubby called our brother-in-law for an emergency help! He banked in the money to my banking account immediately. In the other hand, we withdraw it directly at the ATM machine! Thanks a lot for his help indeed!

We changed Aussie $1,000.00. I’m not sure whether this enough for us. But, since we would bring our credit card along, I don’t think we’ll face much problem.

So, go and change some foreign currency now if you were to go travel to foreign country! This would probably save you a lot!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Genting Highland

This is one of the interesting place to go if you are in Genting Highland, I took some pictures in it to show all of you. There are many more to see inside it. So, if you are going to Genting Highland, don't miss it out!

All who touches it will pregnant???

Ball and chain
Used throughout thistory to restrain prisoners without incarcerating them, prisoners wearing ball and chain were often used as free labor. Believe It or Not! Chained gallery slaves helped explorers to chart the Seven Seas.

Genuine English Prison Doors
Assemble with iron plate and weighing several hundred pounds, these doors were remove from Strangeways Prison in Northern of England. The prisoners at Strangeways Prison had no sunlight, no contact between each other except when their food was passed thru the central sliding slot.

Mortuary feast figure
Referred to as a “ampatong”, this huge figure carved from one solid log is used in celebrations of death and rebirth on the Island of Borneo.

Genuine shrunken head
Believe It or Not! This head came from a normal sized person. The Jivaro Indians of Ecuador claim their enemies’ heads as symbols of bravery and display them, reduced to fist size, as war tropies.

Naga buffalo bone breastplate
The Naga people of Burma have long ben regarded as fearless warriors and bloodthirty headhunters! Shown here is a chieftain’s ceremonial breatplate necklace made from the shoulder bone of a large water buffalo, and featuring carved depictions of eight decapitated trophy heads. Believe It or Not!

Giant chippendale chair
Billed as “The World’s Tallest Man” Johann Petursson of Iceland became quite wealthy and liked to decorate his home with fine furniture customized to fit both, his budget and his 8’8”, 425-pound body!

Antique child’s dentist chair c. 1904
Built in 1904, this two-thirds sized dentist’s chair prevented children from escaping, or moving very far, enabling the dentist to perform his tasks.

Torture chair
This is a replica of the feared seat of agony from the Royal Castle of Nuremberg. One can imagine how easy it must have been to extort confessions from naked victims who were strapped and bolted onto this excruciating painful chair.Believe It or Not!

The world’s luckiest chair or good luck at Genting
Many societies believe horseshoes are symbol of good luck and in some countries, gambles believe touching a horseshoes will increase their chances of winning. Here at Ripley’s we invite you to take a seat in the world’s luckiest chair – A chair made entirely out of lucky horseshoes – in an attempt to increase your luck. Go ahead and take a seat – it might just off later.

The original siamese twins
Born in 1811, Chang and Eng unkers, world famous Siamese twin were bound together at the breastbone by a band of flesh and muscle less then 3” long! Believe It or Not! Chang had 10 children and Eng had a family of 12!

Megalodon shark jaw
The prehistotic Megalodon shark, a relative of today’s great white shark, grew to a length of 45 feet and had teeth nearly 7 inches in length! The Mgalodon was bigger than the average WWII fighter plane, and their jaws were large enough to bite a small car!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Teluk Champedak morning walk

From Kuantan, look out for signboards that point you to Pantai Teluk Chempedak which is located just 10 minutes outside the city centre. This popular beach is hosted by the international-class Hyatt Regency Resort.

If there is a vote on which beach is more popular on the East Coast of Malaysia, Teluk Chempedak will definitely rank head-to-head with the well-known Pantai Cherating. Teluk Chempedak is the closest beach attraction for the city of half-a-million dwellers. Hence, it is not uncommon to see the beach is filled with evening strollers, kite flyers, windsurfers and even swimmers.

Teluk Chempedak can be considered to be very fashionable. The beach itself is rather average, with run-of-the-mill beach sands and somewhat murky waters. Yet, the beach hosts quite a number of eating joints and night clubs that are well patronized by locals and outsiders alike. Taking on the prime spot is a McDonald's outlet which has recently been renovated to feature bigger dining areas and fresh al fresco design in a brightly painted building. Right before the entrance to Hyatt Regency Resort is another popular outlet called Palm Beach Bistro housed in a fancy thatched-roof café fronting the beautiful beach. Further from the beach are a number of eateries and night clubs housed in a row of old shop houses that have been tastefully renovated.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Matta fair 2008

The Malaysia's no.1 travel fair - Matta fair is back! The exhibition date is on 5th Sept to 7th Sept. For those who wanted to go travel, be sure to pay a visit to this travel fair. They are offering low fares and travel bargains.

I wanted to go there to collect some information on Gold Coast, Australia. We bought Air Asia's free seat to Gold Coast early of the year. Our traveling date is on April 2009!

Better go earlier to avoid the crowd!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Postpone trips to Thailand unless they are urgent

There have been no reports of Malaysians affected by the clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters here yesterday, but the Malaysian embassy has advised Malaysians to postpone trips to Thailand unless they are urgent.

Malaysians in Bangkok have been advised to avoid rally grounds in the Thai capital as the situation may change instantly and without warning.

Despite the state of emergency declared by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, there was no curfew or restriction on the movement of people. The clashes were confined to specific areas near the Government House and Rajamdamnoen Road, while most parts of the capital remained calm and business went on as usual, except for schools which have been closed for 3 days.

Furthermore, there is a possibility to face inconvenience in terms of transportation or a strike by some state agencies, citing the ongoing disruption of railway services as well as the closing of airports a few days ago in Phuket, Krabi and Hatyai.

In clashes early morning September 2, a man was killed and at least 40 people injured, some by gunshots, when pro- and anti-government supporters clashed near the seized Government House, forcing hundreds of Thai soldiers to move in to restore order.

On Aug 26, thousands of anti-government supporters stormed Government House, the seat of the prime minister's office, while hundreds of rival pro-government groups tried to evacuate them on September 2.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Airasia free seats

Airasia is offering 1 million free seats to both domestic and international destinations depart from/to LCC Terminal, KLIA starting from today! Booking period is 26 Aug 2008 to 31 Aug 2008. Travel period is 1 Apr 2009 to 31 Jul 2009.

What are you waiting for? Book yourself a ticket for holiday now!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Company trip to Hatyai

Hatyai map

This is our company's first ever company trip! We are going to Hatyai, Thailand for 3 days 2 nights.

The city is located about 30km (18.5 miles) from the Thai-Malaysian border. Hat Yai is a lively boomtown, the business centre of southern Thailand and also a popular tourist destination, particularly for men attracted by the nightclubs, massage parlors and brothels that are prohibited in certain country. A real interesting attraction is the huge reclining Buddha; you can enter the statue's torso to view the lungs and heart. Traditional bullfighting where bulls lock horns and push each other until one retreats is a popular spectator sport.

We stay at Novotel Hotel for these 2 nights. Nice room with excellent service. I'm actually surprise to see a staff standing beside of the lift just to push the lift's button for us.

There are Japanese buffet at the hotel lobby, looks delicious, however I myself never eat sushi, I don't like the feeling of eating raw meat! So I didn't try.

Busy street of Hatyai
Place to watch "Show"
This is where we took our breakfast, must try!