Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Marina Bay Sands / Garden by the bays /Singapore

My sis and i want to experience at least one night at this 5 star hotel. They have summer promotion yeah it is summer altho we dont have 4 seasons here...so we decided to purchase the deal.

We arrived almost 1pm..check in time was 3pm . The q is quite long...all people infront us need to wait until 3pm however lucky us our room is ready !! yeay ( might be because we are prepaid cst or because we fill the online check in form earlier).
We ask bout check out and the staff give us till 2pm tomorrow. (normal checkout is 11am). Another yeay !
Our room is at level 14 and to another suprise our room is city view.. we can see merlion from our room  (tiny merlion)!

our room view
as expect for 5 star hotel iron already provided in the room

they also provide qiblat direction for Muslim

unlimited visit to infinity pool at the rooftop !
nice swimming pool

Next door is skypark ...
garden by the bays view from sky park
i wanna watch sunset here but it was raining/ singapore flyer
Went there at morning to watch sunset but not my luck..it is cloudy but manage to take this photo at with sunset mode haha at 7:45am

The wonder full show - a combination of water /led lights and music.

wake up to this view is quite refreshing

attractions that I'm able to capture form mbs ( zoomlah)

After that we went to Garden By the Bays
We  already explore the non payment garden last year so this time we entering the domes.
We take shuttle bus to the flower dome at bayfront entrance (SGD 2) - returns

Flower dome
I'm impress with samsung galaxy camera macro mode. good job


mbs~ view from flower dome
Cloud forest

cloud forest~
cloud walk
dont look down!

green green green and this reminds me of pretzel lol


Other places we went in Singapore

vivocity- found this but we just take a a picture here hehe
vivocity skypark

Singapore river
Some free item i got:
Garden by the bay
Dont forget to take some map at the airport . Free note pad when u purchase 2 tickets to the domes + show the coupon on the map

Just show your passport you will entitle the vivo tourist card + badge ( inside there is coupon- free coffee from McD ) and various discounts. This card valid till dec 2013 .

oh there is McD Durian sundae here...haha .it tastes ok cause I'm durian eater

More info 1. : http://www.marinabaysands.com/Singapore-Promotions/Best-Available-Rate-Offer/?gclid=COn-lbHGwLkCFU4F4godt04AnA
2. http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/home.html

Saturday, 7 September 2013

KLCC / Petronas Twin Towers

Klcc here i come!

My session is on 9:30 am and each visitor will received this colour tag.
You need to be at least 10 minutes earlier. Staff will brief you before they escort you to the bridge.

tower 1 and tower 2 ~view from sky bridge

suria klcc and the park
After that they will escort you to the highest level -level 86. They are 88 floors but the upper 2 floor is function as mechanical floor.

Hi Tower 1 and we could see KL Tower too!
City view

the outstanding istana budaya 

Petronas Twin Tower has been the tallest tower in the world in 1998. If I'm not mistaken it is remain the highest TWIN TOWER till today. This tower is the landmark of Malaysia. You have not been to Malaysia if u don't take picture in front of this tower famously known as KLCC. (Kuala Lumpur City Centre)
Each tower is built by different company to encourage competition.(i learnt that in Nat Geo show) lol

Anyway i also remember The Amazing Race 3 (US ) feature KLCC as the destination and I'm  watching like crazy  when they show Malaysia flag (Jalur Gemilang ) as the next destination from Switzerland (they have to guess the country) like  Wow they coming to Malaysia !! n Zach the one who knows the answers(he is the winner btw) Good job hehe!

How to get tickets :
Well you can only purchase tickets through counter, so u need to come VERY VERY EARLY for same day visit before the ticket sold out !
or u can just come twice to KLCC , and purchase advance ticket for tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.(they allow this) 
Price : Adult RM 80  - MYkad - RM25

You can also book Klook website with one way transfer : https://www.klook.com/activity/2750-petronas-twin-towers-kuala-lumpur/
More info : http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/

There is a shopping mall in the middle of the tower: Suria KLCC and next to it is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.( which also home of the Plenary Hall). You can also walk at the park  and children can play at the pool provided.
Apart from shopping and dining you can also enjoy   Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra http://mpo.com.my/ ( must follow their dress code) .

If you come with family you can bring the kids to Aquaria KLCC.  It is a world class Aquarium consist of marine animals all over the world.  You can also attempt swim with the sharks here.
Discount ticket :https://www.klook.com/activity/3792-aquaria-klcc-kuala-lumpur/

All of these attractions accessible via LRT Kelana Jaya Line : KLCC

Latest attraction :
Dinner In the Sky 

You can enjoy the Kuala Lumpur skyline and having dinner 50 metres above the ground!

photo credit:livelifelah.com
Discounted ticket :https://www.klook.com/activity/8708-dinner-in-the-sky-malaysia/

Enjoy your time in my beloved Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Kuala Kangsar Perak

I keep going to other places but my own hometown has its own charms. Kuala Kangsar  is Royal Town of Perak state in Malaysia. It is full of historical place and beautiful  traditional architecture. Kuala Kangsar located between Ipoh and Taiping with approximate distance only half an hour via highway.

Transport : Land via car, bus (direct from Kuala Lumpur), train (u can also use ets to Ipoh and change to normal train -Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar.

Camera :Samsung Galaxy Camera
First landmark - from bus station - The roundabouts .

Near the roundabouts is the tourism office. You may rent a bicycle there to go to the palaces in Bukit Chandan.You can enquire other info and accommodations here

Attractions :
Royal Gallery of Sultan Azlan Shah

This is one of old palace convert to be gallery by the current Sultan. You can view Sultan personal 's belonging and history. There is also collection of antique car in the gallery.
 2. Ubudiah Mosque / Masjid Ubudiah

This mosque is one of beautiful mosques in Malaysia. Please dress appropriately and behave respectfully towards the mosque.

3.Istana Iskandariah

This is the official palace for Sultan Azlan Shah. All official ceremony will be conducted here.

4.Nearby is Istana Kenangan / Royal Museum

It used to be one of the palace. It is built not using nail but a special tradiitional archictetir technique. Currently it is a museum .

Other attractions :
 (central town)
 British inheritance :
1.The first rubber tree in Malaya

From wikipedia "The town is also the site of the first rubber tree planted in Malaysia. The person responsible was the English botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley. He was the one who helped Malaya and eventually Malaysia become the largest rubber producer in the world. The tree still stands today. "

2. Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK)

3.Sekolah Men Keb Raja Perempuan Kelsom

This school is formerly home of British resident.

others : accomodation - Rest House Kuala Kangsar / Rumah Rehat Kuala Kangsar

Food speciality :
1. Laksa and cendol. There is a hawker centre near the Perak river. You must try this food

Laksa and cendol photo from http://knizam.com/jalan-jalan-cari-makan-laksa-beras-cendol-kuala-kangsar-perak/


You can also shop some souvenir here ( handmade products)

You can also ride boat across the Perak river besides the hawker centre

Kuala Kangsar my hometown :

More info : http://www.perak.info/Kuala_Kangsar/index.htm

Nearby attractions in Taiping : Taiping Lake Garden, Taiping Zoo / Safari Night