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Bangkok

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We just back from our Bangkok trip last weekend even there were having some political issue where protest going on to force government to re-election but didn’t stop us from going there. We have booked the trip almost year ago when AirAsia giving out promotion, the catch is the travel date is way too far until you might have forgotten that you did do the booking sometimes (very unlike will forget 🙂 ).

Yes, we did the booking and so we went. Everything was smooth and we glad that there is nothing much happen throughout the trip and we hardly feel that there is protest going on but we need to take extra careful and try not to go near places where mob gather like in Chid Lom, Ratchadamri Rd and Silom. This 3 places is the business center having few of the famous hotel and shopping complexes like Central World, Zen, Siam Paragon closed down thus leaving us only to others shopping mall like Platinum Mall (wholesales store)

We @ Bangkok for 5 days 4 nights but only 3 full days in Bangkok as touch down at Suvarnabhumi International Airport around 12 pm Thai local time, Malaysian time is 1 hour ahead so is 1 pm. Getting out from Airport to hotel, check-in already about 3:30 pm including having lunch at Airport. Can’t wait to get food in town as we were very hungry end up having our lunch in Cafe’ Nero by Black Canyon. I like their coffee very much, taste like those coffee bean and star buck but low in sugar where you feel the strong coffee taste.

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Phuket trip – Day 1

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Our flight was in the early morning @ 7:25 am where we need to be at Airport 2 hours earlier for International flight, so we call for airport taxi service and mostly cost about RM 100+. I saw the Airport Limo mostly using black Waja few days back, so I call them up see how much they cost and to my surprise it only cost RM65.30 even for midnight pickup as our pickup was around 4:25 am. You can call this 1300-88-8989 phone number for limo services.

We fly Air Asia as we manage to get the free flight ticket last year, 1 thing about Air Asia that is the flight schedule will changed every now and sometimes you will get the notification about the changes and sometimes you won’t. As for our return flight was re-schedule from 4:30 to 9:05 pm but my uncle was not so lucky when he was in Hanoi where he did not get the notification and cause him stay another night at Hanoi where he only know the return flight was change to tomorrow afternoon as there is no longer night flight, that’s what Air Asia crew said. I re-check my schedule again few days earlier before take-off here see if they have any other changes and you can also use the same link to check your flight info as well.

 

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Eye on Malaysia

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This is my second post on Eye on Malaysia as today is the last day the wheel will turn as it’s going to be pull down tomorrow. For those who have not taken the ride, you will miss the chance and not sure whether it will be coming or not but i don’t think it will.

Eye on Malaysia was launch on 6 January 2007 in conjunction of Visit Malaysia Year 2007 Celebration, hope next year will have another attractive event for malaysia.

I went for the ride on October as they said might bring down on December but then they extend the ride till today. The ride was quite enjoying as you hardly notice you have been up to the sky and the spectacular view from the sky seeing the KL city.

If got chances I will go for a ride on London Eye as the ride was different from here, the ride was on a capsule type where you will have to stand inside and the capsule will rotate to balance out the movement and you can see the whole London city.

Wish my dream come true.

Opening a locked luggage bag

My wife send me an email contain a video file with the title “Openning a baggage” and that get me interested so I download it and have a look. The video demostrate on how to open a locked luggage bag without tampering the luggage and it can be sealed back without you notices the bag have been open before.

This is really worries us when we travel anyone can open your luggage to steal or put something on the bag and you won’t know it. For those who travel a lot, please make sure to find those luggage bag that is safe and reliable. Have a look on the video here.

Source : YouTube

Penang food location map

Here I put all the location map for the food that i’ve try out so is easier for you guys to know the exact location rather than guessing.  All the map below is courtesy of google earth as I cut from there and please let me know if any of the map point to the wrong place as it quite hard to locate from google map.

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Second night in Penang

Come to second night in penang, we try out this place in Tanjung Bungah and its quite easy to find if you coming from Batu Ferringhi you will saw the Swimming Pool on your left hand side. Futher up a bit you can see a low cost flat on your right and there is a traffic light there, turn left on that traffic light as you can see a red signboard “Tai Pak Kong Temple” (note that the wording is in mandarin). Go straight in till you see the temple as the restaurant is next to the temple facing the sea.

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Night at penang

On the first night in penang, we went to Gurney drive where you can find quite a number of food stalls and its quite popular. Its a bit different compare with the last time we visit as the food there not really as tasty as last time so we just have 1 bowl of asam laksa and prawn mee.

 

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Penang trip…continues

The first stop when reach Penang by ferry service is the Fort Cornwallis and the Light house as is it near to the ferry port. Driving distance within 5 minutes where you can saw the cannon and light house. Surprisingly from the man who incharge of the light house said it only open to public recently and not much people aware this light house even the localities dunno about it.

It not really high but both of us not keen to go upstair, but if you got chances should walk up and have a beautiful view to the sea. Fort Cornwallis is an old star-shaped fort and was built by Captain Sir Francis Light in 1786.

 

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Penang trip

We depart from KL around 6:30 and we are using the Guthrie Highway, out from Guthrie toll toward Ipoh around 7:00 am. Traffic on that day is very smooth and reaching Ipoh at 9:00 am for our Dim Sum breakfast at Foh San restaurant, although is weekdays the crowd is still there and is almost full house but no need to wait for queue.

 

 

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