Singapore Trip – Singapore Flyer, Esplanad, Merlion

After our last stop at The Mint Toys Museum, we proceeded to the Singapore Flyer, said to be the world’s largest observation wheel standing at 165m from the ground..

Going around with Nuffnang and with the collaboration with Tourism Singapore, we were able to enter the Singapore Flyer for FREE~!!!

singapore flyer
*The Flyer*

If you really want to know the price, it is SGD 29.50 for adults, SGD 20.65 for children, and SGD 23.60 for seniors..

There are many other packages and you can check it HERE..

You can book the whole capsule for your own function, which of course will cost a bit of money if you were to do so..

singapore flyer
*On our way up*

This is a bit of wide angle which I’ve tried to get as much of the sky for a better effect..

It was about 5pm at that time and the sky was quite moody, hence the greyish-no-cloud sky..

singapore flyer
*River meets sea*

This is where the river (I suppose) meets the sea..

More breath-taking photos after the jump..

Continue reading

Langkawi Trip – Cable Car, Sky Bridge, Black Sand Beach, and Waterfall

Okay here I’m picking up where I have left of like, some time ago..It’s my trip to Langkawi yay wtf..

It’s on the final day of our Langkawi trip and we have plenty of time until our flight at 7pm, which we need to be at Langkawi Airport by 5pm..

We checked out rather early, had our breakfast, and started to wander off to the places that we’ve missed on the first 2 days..

We were also trying to finish up as much fuel as we can because we over-pumped, thinking that we might travel alot..

langkawi harbour
*The yachts at Telaga Harbour Park*

langkawi telaga harbour park the loaf mahathir
*The Loaf, bakery owned by Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir*

I’ve heard much about this bakery, The Loaf, owned by our ex-Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr Mahathir, and this is my first time seeing it..I heard there’s a branch outlet in KL as well..

After a short visit at Telaga Harbour Park, we proceeded with Langkawi Cable Car in Oriental Village, which is about 5-minutes drive from the harbour..

langkawi cable car
*Langkawi Cable Car*

This is where we took off on the cable car to reach to the top of Mat Cincang Mountain, where 2 stations are built up there..

The Langkawi Cable Car fare is RM30 for adult and RM20 for children..They are offering 50% for Mykad users aka Malaysians..

langkawi cable car
*Animal Farm*

This is the entrance to the mini animal farm where they have rabbits and deers..

Nothing much in there as the rabbits were kept in cages when we were there at that time..There are certain times where the farmkeeper will let them out in the farm..

langkawi cable car sky bridge
*Cable Car – Station 2*

This is the Station 2, where we saw from Station 1..

Earlier on before we went up, the management had closed the operation of the cable cars due to heavy rain and strong wind..

Lucky enough, operation resumed not long after the rain stopped and the sky was quite clear after that..

More photos after the jump *toink*..

Continue reading

Hainanese Curry Rice @ Maxwell Food Court, Singapore

After our URA visit, we went to Maxwell Food Court which is just across the road for a quick lunch..

Been hearing how sucky Singaporean food is if compared to Malaysian food and all, I had a hard time deciding what time eat..What’s more in a food court!

Walked around and scouted around, bingo! The stall with one of the longest queues..

There was only 2 stalls with the longest queue, at the time we (CheeChing, Jade, Jian, and I) arrived..

One is a ABC-selling stall..Another one is this stall, Hainanese Curry Rice..

hainanese curry rice singapore maxwell food court
*Hainanese Curry Rice @ Maxwell Food Court*

So I queued up..It’s actually some kinda mix-economy-rice kinda buffet style..

While queuing i can already heard people ordering their food in Mandarin and all *gasp*..

My turn, the boss asked in Mandarin, “Dine-in or take away?”..

I replied, “Two rice, dine-in”..One for me and one for Jian..

Then I just pointed at the things that I wanted..Looked at the price board, so I chose prawns, eggs, and pork chops if not mistaken..

Costs around SGD 3.50 each..Okay, not bad..Around the same price as in Malaysia if you don’t convert, that is..

hainanese curry rice
*Mine*

This is my garlic egg with fried prawns..

hainanese curry rice singapore maxwell food court
*Jian’s*

This is Jian‘s garlic egg and pork chops..

Taste wise, quite good! Perhaps it’s my initial expectation is being set to a very low standard, the rice is actually very nice..

Okay the curry is very nice and very appetizing..Made me want more of it..Okay I just got a big appetite..

Asked around other people what’s nice and what’s not..So I ordered carrot cake..

carrot cake
*Carrot Cake*

There is white and black carrot cake..Logically, black means with black soy sauce and white maybe lesser..

So I thought black would be nicer..Ordered a big one, costs about SGD 3.00..

Shared with the others..Umm, not THAT nice coz I expected something nice since I’ve asked around already..

It’s a tad bit sweet, perhaps it’s the black soy sauce..The girls didn’t really like it..Jian was full..Ended up I finished like 80% of the plate..

Now you know what to order? *winks*

Singapore Trip – Part 1, Nuffnang Awards, URA, And Mint Toys Museum

About 2 weeks ago, 23rd til 25th of October 2009, I was in Singapore thanks to Nuffnang Singapore for the sponsored trip and also thanks to Tourism Singapore for the collaboration..

I know I’m a bit jakun but it’s actually my somewhat first time in Singapore..I’ve been to Singapore very very very long ago, that’s when I was in kindergarten and it’s my dad’s company trip..

Okay never mind bout the history and all..Back to Singapore trip..Here’s a bit of summary..

We left Asian Heritage Row, KL at about 9am..Reached Singapore at about 2.30pm if not mistaken..Waited at the hotel lobby of Link Hotel at Tiong Bharu..

Then off we went to Pan Pacific Hotel (if not mistaken) for the grand gala awards dinner..

nuffnang awards singapore akiraceo ginny
*Me, Ginny, Akiraceo..We lengchai and lenglui or not? :P *

Well if you ask me now, I couldn’t remember a thing except for Xiaxue winning the Region’s Best Blog, Most Influential Blog, and Best Original Blog Design..Congrats..

You can check out the other winners HERE..

IMHO, the Best Original Blog Design should go to Akiraceo because the whole layout is very original and is done by the blogger himself..

But I bet Xiaxue’s fans did a lot to make Xiaxue win every category which she’s nominated for and I doubt she designed the layout all by herself..

Anyway, the dinner was great and performance was good too..I quite like the magic show..The female magician was hot!

I think the rock band was a bit out of place, nevertheless I quite like their music..

Overall the event is nicely done considering the award it’s the first of its kind in this region, if you exclude Project Petaling Street previous dinners..LOL~!!

So the next day came, I reckoned that I should stick with the tour since it’s my first time in Singapore and most of the places that needed entry fees have been waived..So it’s a good idea to follow them..

singapore trip chinatown
*Chinatown*

Our first stop is Singapore’s Chinatown, very much cleaner and better looking than our very own Chinatown..

singapore trip chinatown
*Random pic #1*

Took some random photos to test out my street photography skills..Never tried before and it’s quite fun!

singapore trip chinatown
*Random pic #2*

This is one of the lots that I pretty like..

singapore trip chinatown
*Christine, WeiZhi, and Akira’s palms*

We went to the Chinese Heritage Museum or something like that..It’s actually in one of the shoplots in Chinatown..

The museum tells the story on how the Chinese ended being in Singapore and their olden days culture..

It also has a scary kitchen..Go check it out yourself if you want to know..Continue on for more interesting places wtf..

Continue reading

Langkawi Trip – Part 6, Buffalo Park, Pasar Malam, and Lang Square [Day 2]

Right after our lunch at Nasi Kandar Tomato, we decided to search for the Buffalo Park, where they use buffalo milk to make cheese, yogurt, and many other things..

After some thorough research and looking through the map, we finally found the buffalo park somewhere deep in the island..

langkawi buffalo park
*Buffalo Park Langkawi*

This is the so called Buffalo Park in Kampung Nyior Chabang, quite a secluded place in Langkawi..

By the way, an entrance fee of RM 3 is being charged wtf..

langkawi buffalo park
*The buffalo park*

We thought that we could have a look at the process on how the cheese are made by using these buffaloes milks but the processing team were off that day..

It’s said that they don’t process them everyday due to limited demands and also to maintain the freshness of the milk, hence the off day..

I reckon that you should not come here if you think you could not stand the strong stench of the buffaloes and their dungs..

It’s not your average playground..

langkawi buffalo park
*Buffalo milk products*

We tried the ice-cream, made of buffalo milk, I must say it’s very nice..The strong smell of milk is there but it’s not that bad because I can’t stand the smell of milk..But this is nice..

langkawi chocolate
*Haji Ismail Group – Chocolate heaven*

After the Buffalo Park we went on to search for more hidden gems but to no avail, a lot of places were either under construction or renovation..

So we decided to call it a quit and headed to Kuah town instead..We stopped by at this Haji Ismail Group shop, a chocolate heaven..

If you are looking for halal chocolates, they definitely have it..Or maybe there’s no halal chocolate but alcohol-free chocolates..

Then we proceeded to the pasar malam in Kuah town in Pandak Mayah..Just ask the people in town for the pasar malam and they will direct you..

What we bought at the pasar malam? Move on and it’s for you to find out..

Continue reading

Langkawi Trip – Part 5, Pulau Beras Basah And Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato [Day 2]

Right after the eagle feeding activity, our last destination for island hopping was Pulau Beras Basah, a place for some seaside activities..

langkawi pulau beras basah dale
*Poser*

That’s Dale posing for some nice shots..

langkawi island hopping pulau beras basah
*The jetty*

Boats of tourists were flooding the island in and out..Fortunately the beach stretch long enough to accommodate the people..

langkawi island hopping pulau beras basah
*The beach side*

Lots of people were swimming with their shirts on, which is not really a good sight for me and Dale..They should show more flesh and all, instead of clothes..

If you are bored of swimming, you can pay extra money for Banana Boat or Paragliding..

langkawi island hopping pulau beras basah banana boat
*Banana boat*

The banana boat is a torpedo-shaped tube that can accommodate 4-7 people..

There’s a trick to play this banana boat in order to stay put on the boat without falling int the sea..

When the boat swerve to the right, the person at the back most should give instruction to its crew to pressure the left side to make-balance the boat..

More photos of the beach and also nice mamak food..

Continue reading